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Dr. Hugo Wightman Starts
Suit In Chicago to Enforce
Omaha Judge's '
: Order.
The fight for possession of 8-year-old
Roberta Wightman, daughter of
Dr.. Hugo Wightman and Grace
Wightman, has been transferred
from the district court of this coun-
iy 10 mcago.
Last Thursday Judge Troup grant
ed a modification of the decree of di
vorce, granted to Grace Wightman
three years ago. The modification
of the decree gave custody of Rob
erta to Dr. Hugo Wightman because
adoption proceedings had been start
ed in Chicago by a sister of Mrs.
Wightman in an effort to get Rob
erta entirely out of the jurisdiction
of the district court here,
Dr. Wightman went to Chicago
last Friday with a copy of the modi
fied decree. Dispatches from there
state that Mrs. Wightman refused
to comply with the order and that
Dr. Wightman had started habeas
Alleged Writer of
Worthless Checks Is .
Arrested By Police
A- series of alleged worthless
checks on down-town department
stores led to the arrest Wednesday
night of Earl .Clapper, alias J. H.
Harrison, giving hit address as
Gary, Ind. Clapper was charged
with passing checks with insufficient
funds in bank.
The checks, totaling $142.50, po
lice say, were passed on the Ne
braska Clothing company. Fifteenth
and Farnam streets; Palace Cloth
ing company, Fourteenth and Doug
las streets, and Thomas Kilpatrick
& Son, Fifteenth and Douglas
When detectives searched Clip
per's room at the Arcade hotel they
reported finding a gun and private
detective's .badge, besides part of
the merchandise which Clapper had
corpus proceedings to get 'posses
sion of his daughter.
Both Dr. Wightman and Mrs.
Wightman were practicing- phy
sicians here before their divorce.
Dr. Wightman also lectured at
Creighton Medical college. Follow
ing the divorce, Dr. Hugo Wight
man went to ScottsblufF, Neb.,
where he has a large practice now.
Mrs. Wightman moved to Chicago
where she is practicing her profession.
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My Heart and My Husbarid
"Revelations of a Wife"
How do You Taste
Cigar Smoke?
Take a long, slow puff of a Medita
tionlet the rich, creamy smoke roll
over your tongue and up towards the
roof of your mouth Then blow it
out gently so a curl or two will trickle
"noseward'- and delight you with the
delicate aroma of fine, mild Ha van?
skillfully blended.
' You will agree witb the many
cntical smokers who have voted
Meditation the most popular cigar.
Harle-Haas Company,
Council Bluffs, la.
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How Mrs. Durkee's "Diplomacy"
Affected Madge.
Oh, there you arel".
Little Mrs. Durkee's clear, ab
surdly youthful voice caroled the
greeting joyously as she and Major
Grantland came through the opening
in the hedge which separates our
lawns. i
The officer, with his usual incon
gruous air of awkwardness, mingled
with old-fashioned courtliness, made
Lillian and me a formal bow at he
approached us. I saw that he was
palpably ill at ease and embarrassed,
saw also that his face was deeply
lined, and lost for the present at
.least the youthfulness which I re
membered it wore even during, the
iense moments of our never-to-be-
forgotten experience with the spies'
at the little country inn. tvidently
his experience overseas, and the pe
riod of time when he had been de
prived! of sight, had racked him,
mind ihd body.
"Isn't it perfectly lpvely to see her
downstairs again?" Mrs. Durkee de
manded, after she had fluttered her
way to my side and had kisedme
warmly. Her greeting and her
pleasure were so evidently, sincere
that they dwarfed in my mind for
the moment the resentment I felt
against the little woman for the ab
surd attitude she had taken toward
Major Grantland's elaborate cour
tesy during my convalescence, an
interest born of his remorseful fancy
that he had been the cause of the
accident which had befallen me.
"Yes, indeed," the officer said,
conventionally and the words were
relieved of banality only by the tense
emphasis with which they were ut
tered. I involuntarily contrasted his
palpable awkwardness with the easy
grace with which Dicky or Alfred
Durkee, Allen Drake or even Harry
Underwood would have handled a
similar situation, and then inevitably
the question followed:
Was it because any orie of the
four men was more typically tht
anomaly known as the "man of the
world," and perhaps lacked the sin
cerity, the whitehot earnestness
which indubitably is the strongest
trait in the young officer's make-up?
Her Fluffiness presented her plu
mage and smiled prettily up at him.
"The major thought he ought not
to come over today, that perhaps
you would be too tired to see him."
she chirped.- "But I told him it
would, do you a lot more good to
see him than to know he was stay
ing away because of that when he's
been so anxious about you. So I
just brought Him along with me,
and I know you're just plumb tickled
to death, aren't you, dear?"
l. Madge is Perverse.
There is a perversity in me which
I heve long and futively tried to
conquer, a perversity that makes it
almost impossible for me to follow
a certain course of procedure when
some officious friend . or relative
points it out to me as the only one
to take. If Major Grantland had
come by himself to make his
"atonement call," as I began whim
sically to term this painful visit, I
should no doubt have been moved
by his evident distressed awkward
ness,., as well as by his sincerity, to
make him feel welcome. But with
my little neighbor absurdly pulling
me up to a line in the floor, setting
ray toes upon it, and outlining a
lesson for me to recite, I balked.
' "I am charmed," I murmured
with about as much expresison in
the words as if I were indeed re
citing the multiplication table, and
held out a hand to the young officer,
which I purposely made as limp and
expressionless as possible.
Major Grantland took the hand
eagerly and pressed it with honest
heartiness. Then a puzzled, pained
expression came into his eyes. He
looked at me searchingly, and with
an impulsive movement released the
hand as if it had been a piece of un
comfortably .hot metal. His face
looked so like that of a hurt child
for the moment before a mask of
icy courtesy overspread it that I
felt wholesomely ashamed of my
self. (
The- Atonement
I looked furtively around at Mrs.
Durkee, who fortunately had for
gotten us for the moment in an ani
mated questioning of Lillian con
cerning a mutual acquaintance. Re
lieved of her ridiculous espionage,
I allowed my natural sense of fair
play and decent treatment to have
the upper hand again.
"Forgive me," I murmured quick
ly, for I had seen-by the look in his
eyes that this was no time for half
measures, that as I had hurt so I
must heal. "I I didn't mean that
as it sounded. Won't you believe
that I am indeed very glad to see
you and that I cannot find words to
thank you for all the beautiful
things you have done for me since
my illness?"
(Continued Tommorrow.)
Divorces were granted by Judge
Day in divorce court to Evelyn Sea
stedt.from Paul on account of non
support; to Lubyica Alamanov from
Pete for nonsuppott; to Mary Ge
raghty from Martin on the ground
of cruelty and nonsupport; to Law
rencei Bock from Evelyn on allega
tions of cruelty; to Frances Cemper
from Joseph because of nonsupport;
to Dolly Yahler from Emil for non
support; to Bessie Moffitt from
Frank on the grounds of cruelty and
nonsupport, and to Anna Johnson
from Paul on allegations of cruelty.
Harry Woodruff, jr.. asked the
district court for a divorce from
Odette Woodruff on the ground of
extreme cruelty.
Mary Dayis asked the district
court yesterday for a divorce from
Evan Davis, alleging -that he has
abandoned her.
Mary Murphy alleged in a petition
for divorce filed in district court
yesterday that James E. Murphy
abandoned her October 10, 1918.
Desertion is charged by Peter
Pazur in . a petition for a divorce
from Barbara Pazur, filed, yesterday
in district court. . -
Canadian trade-unions have a to
tal membership of more than 200,-
000. . , - . .
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' Truck Price
fiktb Quad ehat.ii, $3250
' Ona-toa ch'atti ' 1650
Two-ten chattia 2250
Visiting County Commissioners
Are Cordially Invited to
Inspect the Nash Quad
. While in Omaha we extend you a hearty invitation to visit
' our salesrooms and witness a demonstration of the many
definite advantages of the Nash Quad for road-building
More than 7,000 Nash Quads are being distributed by the
Government to the Road Commissioners in various parts
of the country for use in hew road construction.
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Owners who have operated the Quad, which drives and
brakes on all four wheels, in road-building service, realize
that the Nash Quad is without superior as an economical
and practical road-building truck. Its four-wheel drive and
automatic locking differentials on front and rear axles, en
able'it to haul its load without delay over roads impassable
to trucks of the two-wheel-drive type.
10th and Howard St., Omaha
2043-5 Farnam St., Omaha
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Lives Threatened by Escaping
Gas While Battling $70,
000 Blaze in South
Side -.Store.
Fire of unknown origin late Wed
nesday afternoon caused $70,000
damage to the stock of the Chicago
Bargain store, 4824 South Twenty
fourth street, and escaping -gas
threatened the lives of several fire
men, among whom -were Assistant
Fire Chief Jerry Sulliyan, who was
unconscious for five hours as a re
sult of inhaling the fumes.
Seething Furnace. "
All the firemen, battling the
flames, were equipped with gas
masks, similar in style to those used
by United States troops on the, bat-,
tlefields of France. The masks,
however, failed .to prevent the es
caping gas from entering the lungs
of the men who were overcome.
The fire is said to have started in
the basement of the store and short
ly after 5, when the firemen arrived,
the basement was a seething fur
nace of flame's. Several lines of
hose were taken into the basement
and escaping gas from the city
mains overcame the men.
Chief Sullivan, Capts. Charles R.
Howley and John Hannigan, of en
gine company No. 5; Pipemen
Thomas Nestor, Anton Spivak, John
Pollack and Edward Caldwell of en
gine company No. S, and David Lee,
pipeman of engine company No. 19,
were air overcome by the escaping
gas and were rescued by their fel
low workers.
Sullivan Led Men.
Chief Sullivan led the men into
the basement. . When firemen in
side the building failed to hear the
voices of the men in the basement
they rushed to the place, where
they found the chief and his assist
ants gasping for breath.
The men were carried to the main
floor and taken to the street, where
a physician was summoned. After
first aid treatment the chief and
others were removed to their homes.
After a' stubborn light of five
hours, during which time it was
feared the fire would spread
throughout the business section, the
firemen succeeded in getting the fire
under control.
Loss !t $70,000.
According to Joseph L. Weinberg
and Leon Richardsl the' amount of
loss will reach at least $70,000. A
stock of over $100,000 is said to
have been on hand, covered with
an insurance of $70,000. Members
of the firm said a large consignment
of Christmas goods' had been de
livered to the store just a few
hours before the fire.
Chief Sullivan and Captains How
ley and Hannigan are still confined
to their homes, suffering from the
effects of gas that entered their
lungs. It is considered a miracle
that all the men were rescued alive,
as the fumes of the gas and smoke
were most dense ana deadly.
Taxicab Driver Is Fined
On Complaint of Woman
Police Judge Foster in Central
police court today sentenced R. Gv
Crouse, driver for the Omaha Taxi
cab company, to 90 days in jail on
a charge of assault and battery upon
Mrs. Nora Tyndl, 1815 Paul street.
Mrs. Tyndl testified in court that
Crouse entered her home at 2 this
morning and assaulted her. Crouse
admitted in police court that he was
in Mrs. Tyndl's home, but said that
he did not harm her.
ff Bilious, Constipated or
Headachy take
Tomorrow the sun will shine for
you. Everything will seem clear,
rosy and bright. Your 'system is
filled with liver and bowel poison
which keeps your skin sallow, your
stomach upset, your head foggy and
aching. Your meals are turning
into poison, gases and acids. You
can not feel right. Don't stay bil
ious or constipated. Feel splendid
always by taking Cascarets occa
sionally. They act without griping
or inconvenience. They never sick
en you like Calomel, Salts, Oil or
nasty, harsh pills. They cost so
little too Cascarets work while you
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Builders with Brains.
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Was it a genuine revolt which deposed the '
kaiser and sent him scurrying into exile, or
- " was it a stage, directed affair?
An illuminating article by Pr6f. von Schilze
Gaevernitz, member of the Reichstag.
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