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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1920
REQUEST BIDS TO
PAVE 17 MILES OF
ROADS IN COUNTY
Will Be First Work Done Un
der Provisions of Bond Ms-.
'.' sue of Last
, The first bids for paving Douglas
county roads under the provisions of
the $3,000,000 bond issue voted by
the people last spring were called
for bv the board of county commis
sioner! yesterday in a resolution to
advertise for bids to pave a little less
than 20 miles of the approximately
115 milts provided for in the issue.
The roads to be paved first are 17
miles of the Lincoln highway, be-
ginning at the end of the present
paving and extending through Elk
horn, Waterloo and Valley to the
Dodge coui.ty line, 4.64 miles of the
, O-L-D road beginning at Millard
land going south to the county line
; and 3.4 mile of the Washington
highway beginning at the north city
'Jiinits and extending to ,the county
3 Advertisements will call for bids
"under the state and federal specifi
cations for a roadway 18 feet wide
!and constructed of brick, concrete,
asphaltum or bithulithic. Contrac
tors will be asked to bid on each of
Bids must te in by February 24,
1920, and contracts will be let in
.live-mile lengths, not more than five
miles being given' to any one con
GET YOUR WILL
MADE TODAY BY
It May 'Save Litigation
, Will Do the Work v
l Sentenced to Prison
Levi Deering, negn pleaded
"guilty to a charge of larceny from
She person before District J.idge
Redick yesterday and was sentenced
"Jlo the penitentiary for one to seven
"years. He stele $50, four diamond
rings, two wedding rings and sev
eral watches, of a total value of
$490, from Sam Christensen Decem
ber 27, 1919. ,
Trust Your Complexion
The majority of skin and scalp troubles
might be prevented by using Cutieuri
Soip exclusively for all toilet purposes.
On the slightest sign of redness, rough
new, pimples or dandruff, apply a little
Cuticura Ointment. DO not fail to include
the exquisitely scented Cuticura Talcum
lo your toilet preparations. 25c everywhere.
fcraclt lut Trm r VtSI . "OiMms
Soap 26c Ointment 2Sud66e. Talenm 2Ss.
OVCuticurm Soap ahaTss without mug.
Reduce Weight Happily
Uh famous OIL OF KOKEIN. follow direc
tion, of Korem system theroMlth: become
slender, bs&libier, attractive, efficient; LIVE
LONGEB; Sold by busy druggist!. Including:
thermal & McConnell. Merrltt'i Pharmtclei
eaten Druj Co.: Unltt A Oocekal. 1625 Fari
nam, and otbere In Omaha. And by teed
druaaliU everywhere who will supply you with
genulue OIL OB- KOREIN.
fA 5 THMA
? &r. Klnwnwn'at Airthrrfai Remedy
1 gives instant relief. 25 yrara of success.
60c. st alidroagints. Avoid all substirutea.
Trial Treatment Mailed Free. Write to Dr.
I F. G. Kinsman, Hunt Block. AugustaAlaine)
llLIlfek. no w
Seine used by over three
mon oeooie annually.
It will inereaei the
strensrth of weak
nervoua. na down
iolka in two weeas
time in many in
stances. Ask your
doctor ot druggist
Owl lii tit; Co.. Sherman & McConnell.
Alkali in Shampoos
Bad For Washing Hair
Most soaps and prepared sham
poos contain too much alkali, which
s very injurious, as it dries the scalp
and makes the hair brittle.
The best thing to use is Mulsified
rocoanut oil shampoo, for this is
pure and entirely greaseless. It's
very cheap and beats anything ejse
".11 to pieces. You can get this at
any drug store, and a few ounces
will last the whole family ' for
months. ; '
Simply moisten the hair with
water and rub it in, about a tea
spoonful is all that is required. It
makes an abundance of rich, creamy
lather, cleanses thoroughly, and
rinses out easily. The hair dries
auicklv and evenly, and is soft.
fresh looking," bright, fluffy, wavy
and easy to handle. Besides, it
, Today fs "Make Your Will? day
in the national thrift campaign, and
the Omaha Barristers' club, com
posed of 150 of the leading young
attorneys of the city, will make the
wills of all comers without charge,
for the e day. The club has ap
pointed a committee of 10 of its
members to handle the matter. Ap
plicants may call on any one of
these 10 who will either make the
will, or arrange for some- other
member of the club to handle the
applicant. The service is offering
of the lawyers to national thrift
The connection between making
a will and thrift may not be ap
parent at first glance, but, as ex
pressed by the committee, "if any
doubter will but spend a few days
in' the Douglas county court honse
and see the vast amount of litiga
tion underway simply because of
lack of wills,' they will quickly be
convinced that the making of a will
is one of the thriftiest things a man
can do."' i
Here are the names of the commit
tee of the Barristers' club who have
charge of the free service for to
morrow: W. W. Hoye, First National bank;
R. A. Van Orsdale, City National
bank; G. L. DeLacy, City National
bank; R. D. Neely. City National
bank; Edward F. Daugherty. 1202
W. O. W. building; W. C. Fraser,
Keeline building; Robert Switzler,
City National bank; R. M. Cross
man, State Bank building"; Anan
Raymond. First National bank; Yale
Holland, City National bank J
Says Guest Stripped
, Room of Furnishings
' A man registering at the Hotel
Rome, as Bill Rogers, CJolumbus,
Neb., left his room early yesterday
morning after taking'as.much of the
furnishings as he could, leaving but
the bureau, bed and window curtains,
according to a' report made to po
lice by Rome Miller.
A chambermaid entered the room
soon after the guest signed out and
discovered that he had stolen, two
pair of blankets, one bed spread.
one pair of pillow slips?" two sheets,
two ' bureau or table scarfs, five
towels, and even the bars of soap
and shaving lotion from the wash
room, Mr. Miller said. .
The glass showcase in front of the
store of N. Lashinsky, 518J4 South
Tenth street, wal scashed Monday
night and clothing stojen.
The. plate glass window, in the
front of E. Samarow, 609 . North
Sixteenth street, was broken early
yesterday, when a burglar hurled
a brick through the glass and stole
everything in ithe window.'
Warns Qmahans to
Beware of All Colds
Three cases of influenza were re
ported to the health office M.mday
from 2017 Dorcas street, 3502 Clay
street and 4111 South Twenty
eighth street .
"Watch every cold and avoid
crowds," is jthe advice of Dr. J. F.
Edwards, health commissioner.
Five cases of influenza have been
reported this month. Other con
tagious diseases reported Monday:
Scarlet fever, 14; diphtheria, o;
Hung Juries Seem to Be
Getting Common In Omaha
A jury in District Judge Leslie's
court which has been hearing the
$30,000 damage suit of Mrs. M. M.
Soule against the Omaha and Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company
nas Deen :n acnoeraiion since 6 Mon
day afternoon without reaching a
. Mrs. Soule was in an autdmobile
driven by her husband, when it was
struck by a rapidly moving street
car at Eighteenth and Cuming
streets, June 23, 1918, She says she
was dragged more than 100 feet and
sustained a fractured skull, s per
manent injury to the nerves of her
right eye and ear and various other
Omaha Fifth Heaithiest
City In the United States
Omaha is the fifth healthiest city
in- the United States, according to
statistics issued by the Chamber of
Commerce bureau of publicity ' Its
death rate was only 10.7 per 1,000
people during 1919. The healthiest
city, in the country was Spokane,
Wash., where the death rate was 7.2
.per 1,000 people during 1919.
. Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Me., and
St Paul, Minn., are the other thiee
cities with death rates lower than
Omaha. Kansas City,. Mo., ranks
33d, with a death rate of 15.6 per
1,000 people during 1919. New
York City ranks 23d, with -4.3
deaths. to each 1,000 people. "
Janitress Breaks Down In '
Effort to Support Family
Exhaustive daily work in an effort
to keep up her family of four chil
dren and mother, resulted in a phy
sical breakdown of Mrs. E. Janich.
L2534 California street Police were
called to take tier home at B:JU Mon
day night from the Keeline building,
where she had been employed as a
janitress. . -
Mrs. lamch collapsed on the sixth
loosens and takes out every particle ; floor. She said her husband aband-
of dust, dirt and dandruff.
M1 "uEGXL i
oned her eight months ago shortly
after he had returned from France.
Viscount French Becomes
Home Rule Convert, Report
London, Jan. 20 Viscount French,
lord lieutenant of Ireland, has be-
i come a convert ta nome rule, it is
asserted by the Duhlin correspond
; ent of the Pall .Mall Gazette,
William Dolson declared to his
wife, Lesta, that their child was not
his and in the next moment threat
ened to kidnap the 3-year-old child,
she alleges in a petition for divorce
tiled jn district court She says he
has assaulted her at different times.
The court granted an order restrain
ing him frorn molesting her while
her divorce suit is pending. He is a
wsjgher employed by the Omaha
Grain exchange at $90 a month, she
says. She says She has been com
pelled to work to support , herself.
Oran Lembkin "was" given a di
vorce from Beulah Lambkin by
Judge Wakeley in divorce court on
the grounds of desertion.'
Charges of cruelty and nonsup
port won a divorce for Addie Case
from Robert Case in divorce court,
Judge Day signing the decree.
Harry S. Woodruff, jr., charged
his wife, Odette, with Cruelty and
Vas given a divorce by Judge
Wakeley in divorce court
Marie Hicks was granted -a di
vorce from Edward-vHicks on
grounds of cruelty in divorce court,
Judge Wakeley signing the decree.
Floyd Baldwin, who lives at Elli
ott, la., was sued for a divorce in
district court by Hazel Baldwin on
grounds of desertion. They were
married in 1907. She asks for cus
tody of their three children. .
Edith Ohmit filed suit in district
court for a divorce from Irwin Oh
mit on allegations of extreme cru
elty. She says he makes $300 a
montlvbut has noi supported her
properly. He has compelled her to
live with his parents, she says, and
has never taken her out with him.
He told her to get away from him
and stay away, she alleges. She
asks for restoration of her maiden
Neil Ryan returned home intoxi
cated frequently, his wife, Eleanor,
alleges iri a petition for divorce filed
in district court. She says he threat
ened to do her harm and that she
was. compelled to work to support
her5elft She asks for restoration 'of
her maiden name, Burstall. . .
Florence Schmidt was compelled
to leave her husband, George, a
year.after their marriage because of
his cruelty, she alleges in a petition
for divorce filed in district court.
She asks for custody of their child.
Nathan N. Bernstein, a soldier who
recently returned from the Philip
pine Is4ands, filed suit in district
court for a divorce from his wife,
Isabelle, alleging that she has an un
governable temper and refused to
live with him. ,
Extreme cruelty is the allegation
made by Boyd Senter in a petition
for a divorce from Fern Senter filed
in district court.
Alleged Automobile Thief
Bound Over On $5,000 Bond
Fred Brown, ex-convict, Avlio was
arrested last Thursday for the al
leged theft of an automobile belong
ing to Hynie Borsky, 2210 Wirt
street, vt-as bound over to district
court in Central police court yester
day on ' two charges. They were
stealing and concealing a stolen car,
and receiving and concealing stolen
property. His bonds were set at
Brown is also charged with the
theft of a car belonging to Ernest
Meeves of Bennington, Neb. He was
arrested when he is said to have
offered to return Borsky's car for
Police Head Warns Autoists
To Observe Motor Laws
"There are many violations of thr
traffic ordinance by motorists who
fail to carry two headlights and a
tail light. Many "have only one
headlight and many have no tail
lights on their cars," announced J.
Dean Ringer, superintendent of po
lice. , ' "
' "I wish to warn motorists once
more before we begin a drive 'on
these violators,", he added.
Mr. Ringer explained that many
recent accidents were due, to viola
tion of the ordinance requiring spe
cific lighting features off automobiles
and motorcycles. , .
Norwegian fishermen use micro
phones suspended from their boats
to locate schools of fish by sound. '
GET SLOAN'S FOR
YOUR PAIN RELIEF
Just on trial convinces you Sloan's
, Liniment helps drive away
HY endure pairf'when you know
bloan s Liniment will relieve it
promptly? It couldn't remain
the World's Liniment for 38 years if
it wasn't highly beneficial in reliev
ing rheumatic aches', stiff joints,
sore muscles, lumbago, neuralgia,
strains, bruises, exposure to weath
er results.- .
Penetrates without rubbing, leav
ing no stained skin, clogged pores,
mussiness. A pain and ache lini
ment that stands alone in doing
what it is meant to do. Get a bottle
today and keep it handy. AH drug-
gists. Three sizes r35c, 70c, $1.40
Speaker for Thrift Campaign
Urges Omaha Board to
Encourage Small House
Co-operation between the better
architects of a city in the whole pro
duction of plans for 'small homes,
will solve the home shortage prob
lem and do much to relieve social
unrest of the country," according
to Edwin H. Brown of Minneapolis,
who spoke before local architects
and members of the Omaha Real
Estate board at the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday afternoon.
The average small home builder
is unable to secure the efforts of
better architects, Mr. Brown said,
and the result is that houses are lit
erally "slapped" together. If the
good architects of a city co-operate
to produce standard plans for homes
the cost of building witt be les
sened, and the houses better built,
Individuality Not Cost.
"Making plans standard does not
mean that the individuality of the
home is to be lost," Mr? Brown con
tinued. . "It does mean that material
can be saved by properly drawn
plans. This is being done in Minne
apolis by a group of architects, with
the assistance of a financial cor
poration which furnishes 80 per cent
of the cost of building the home, if
necessary. The cost of a well built
six or seven room home has been
reduced to about ,$6,000.
"By this system' hundreds liave
been furnished with homes that
would otherwise have been living in
two and three-room flats. Owner
ship of a home does away with un
rest and a floating population."
Right of Child.
Thomas R. Kimball, president of
the National Board of Architects,
presided at the meeting.
"It is my belief that the American
child has the right to be brought
up in decent homes," he declared at
the close of Mr. Brown's speeci.
Members of the Real Estate board
and architects expressed themselves
enthusiastically in favor of Mr.
Brown's plan. ' , v
Mr. Brown's speech is in line with
a drive to' be started by the Cham
ber of Commerce to construct more
homes in the city.
Bowman Loses Suit for
Damages at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Jan. 20. (Special t ele
gram.) Affirming 'the superior court
decision, the court of appeals dis
missed the suit of Fred M. Bowman,
auto salesman of Omaha," for $40,000
damages from Mrs. Catherine Dun
can, a wealthy resident here.
Mrs. Duncan was the mother of
Jackson Duncan, a minor, who was
killed when he drove his mother's
automobile against an iron pole on
Reading road, near the McMillan
street bridge, on the night of July 2,
1918. Another man in the machine
also was killed and Bowman and
several actresses were injured.
Bowman alleged Mrs. Duncan was
liable for the acts of her son, as he
was using her automobile, and sued
her. Judge Hickenlooper sustained
a demurrer to the petitionand this
decision is affirmed by the-court of
Postal Authorities Hold Up
U. S. Papers In Ireland
Dublin, Jan. 20. American news
papers arriving during the last few
days have been seized by postal au
thorities, supposedly because of ar
ticles referring to Irish affairs.
My HEART and
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
SAGE TEA DANDY
TO DARKEN HAIR
It's Grandmother's Recipe to
Bring Back Color and
" Lustre to Hair, T.
All Makes -
Special rates to students.
D. 4121. 1905 Farnam St.
You can turn , gray, faded hair
beautifully dark and lustrous almost
over night if you'll get a bottle, of
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound" at any drug store. Millions
of . bottles of this old famous Sage
Tea Recipe, improved by the addi
tion of other ingredients, are sold
annually, says a well-known drug
gist here,, because it darkens the
hair so naturally and evenly that no
one can tell it has been applied.
Those whose hair is turning gray
or becoming faded have a surprise
awaiting them, because after one or
two applications the gray hair van
ishes arid "your locks become luxU;
riantly dark and beautiful.
This is the age of youth. Gray
haired, unattractive folks aren't
wanted around,, so get busy with
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphui1 Com
pound tonight and you'll be delight
ed with your dark, handsome hair
and your youthful appearance with
in a few days. '
The Adventure That Came to
Madge Btside a Lonely Road.
Marion Vas ailing and fretful for
two days, the usual duration of her
digestive attacks. Although" in no
danger, she took up her mother's
entire attention, leaving my father
and me to our own devices. I was
careful, however, to convey the im
pression to my father that I was
extremely busy with affairs of my
own for he was like a boy. in his
enjoyment of the fishing in the bay,
and I wished to give him every op
portunity his belated vacation af
The two beats which had so ex
cited our curiosity by their, persist
ent hovering around our camp dis
appeared the day after our bottle
fishing excursion with Mrs. Ticer
and her son, Jerry.- The familiar
adage, "Out of sight, out; of mind,"
was never more- clearly exemplified
than it was in my own behavior
where they were concerned.
I forgot altogether my vague ap
prehensions concerning the strang
ers who Jiad occupied them so per
sistently, dismissed as a vagary pi
imagination the theory I had con
cocted concerning . the identity of
the big man in the second beat, and
flinging all care to the winds re
velled in the solitary little excur
sions through the surrounding coun
try which my ownership 'of a car
and my newly acquired ability to
drive it enabled me to, take. ' '
1 "Off again?" Lillian queried upon
the afterncjon of the second day fol
lowing my unexpected meeting with
"Do you need me for anything?"
I quickly countered, while I hastily
searched my conscience for a pos
sible remissness in my share of the
simple household 'duties of the
camp. Not that Lillian would have
reminded tne by even a. hint if I
had shirked my ehtire half of the
work, but her query had startled me
into the remembrance that I had
spent ah unusual amount of time
traveling around in. the machine dur
ing the days just precefiing.
"No, indeed," Lillian said heartily.
"It does my heart good to see you
so enthusiastic -over anything again.
You were getting fearfully blase and
quiet, my dear, back in Marvin. In
fact, you were headed for as nice a
little case of nervous breakdown
as one would not wish to see. So
you can imagine how glad I am to
see you turn into a rampant, roaring
"Oh!" I protested laughing, "surely
I'm not, so bad asthat!"
"Pretty close tof," she retorted.
"Which way are you headed -now?"
"Anyway you happen to want me
to go," I said promptly, for I
guessed she had . an errand she
would like performed, but with''" her
usual consideration I knew she
would not hjreach it if it did not fit
in with my planS.
"No, tell me." she said stubbornly,
"for it really isn't important."
"I thought of driving to South
hampton." I admitted. - v
. Through the Woods. x
, "T thought so," she said. "I know
you've 'been dving tOv.try that wood
road again. Well, yoii. couldn't have
a lovelier day, and there are not
many cars on the road, so you won't
be bothered dodging much. And if
you really are going there do get me
some bristol board. There's a cleVer
little shop there where you can get
the kind I want, and it's the. only one
anywhere around. ' I'm not entirely
out, but I shall be soon, and if you're
going today it will save a special trip
"I shall be charmed. I'm sure," I
said laughingly, and with a technical
direction or two as to the quality
she wished and a commission from
Marion for some "fcut-ouf dolls" 1
departed well pleased that Lillian
had uttered no. objection to the route
I was taking. .
For the "wood road" to South
hampton, while the prettiest, most
fascinating spot I had seen in many
a day, was yet rather" a lonely
thorouehfare, winding up. and down
steep hills, with continuous woods
upon either skle. There were few
houses along it, but there were
enough cars traveling it to give one
a feeling that if anything happened
one would not be entirely alone fot
Madge's Skill Tested.
It had appealed to my sense of the
romantic ever since I had first seen
it,, and it was with a feeling of em
barkation upon a distinct adventure
that I turned the nose of my car
down the shaded woodland road.
For a good half hour I sped along,
perfectly content, thrilled with the
"joy of motion, the exquisite beauty
flying past me. Then with a loud re
port that almost made me take my
hands from the steering wheel one,
of the tires exploded, and l'brought
the. machine to a stop with the grim
reflection that now'! would have the
opportunity to tesjt the result of the
instruction I had received in the gar
age as to the changing of & tire.
I carefully went over in my miner
the instructions I had been given and
found that I remembered them per
fectly. But my untrained hands
made a sad mess of the task, and I
was ruefully regarding the sit I had
made in a perfectly good inner tube
when from the road behind me an
other machine slackened speed, then
"Well, Lady Fair I" burlesqued a
voice I knew, and. at which I invol
untarily shivered. "Is it thus we
I turned it was Harry Under
wood. (Continued Tomorrow.)
South Side Boy, Hit by Truck,
. Reported Much improved
The condition of John d'Connell,
11 years old, 3217 R street, who was
struck by an automobile while at
tempting to cross Q street near
Thirty-third at 4 Monday after
noon, is improved, physicians at St.
Joseph hospitat say. The automo
bile that struck O'Connell was
driven b W. H. Osborn, 3337 Polk
street, an efnploye of the Cudahy
Sinn Feiners Attack Hall
At Drombane; No Casualties
Thur!e, Tipperary, Jan. 20. Sinn
Feiners on Sunday night attacked
Drombane village hall, which is oc
cupied as a police barracks. After
an unsuccessful attempt to blow it
up with dynamite they besieged it
for several hours. Finally they were
driven off by the police, who return
ed the'r fire. So far as is known
there were no casualties.
Public School Attendance
Largest In City's History
The average daily attendance i
the Omaha public schools last eelt
was 30,434, the highest in the historj
of the city. s
The total enrollment of th
schools since the beginning of ihi
school year, . last September, in
Keep The System Clean
And You'll Be Healthy
Elimination helps to avoid colds, headaches and epidemics
ANYONE who has watched
himself knows there is noth
ing so important to health
and comjfort as regular daily elim- .
ination. Half of the minor illness
es of life are due to neglect of this.
The five million men who were in
our army know the importance
the doctor attached to this
By all means try to -regulate
yourself by intelligent diet and
exercise, but when these fail you
will need a laxative, one as near
to nature in its action as skill can
' make it. In the opinion of many
-thousands of good Americans such
a one is Dn Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin, which is a combination of
simple laxative herbs with pepsin.
It acts promptly, gently and with
out griping and will with certainty
regulate any tendency to con-
stipation .that you may have.
Take it when you feel drowsy,
dizzy or bilious, .when you feel a
cold or a fever coming on, when
there is an epidemic, when you
have eaten anything about which
you are in doubt. It is at such
times that you need to be free of
poisons and of fermenting foods.
Vou can buy Dr. Caldwell a Syrup
Pepsin at any drug store. Thou
sands of families have it con
stantly in the house against
In spite of the fact that Dr. OiU
veil's Syrup Pepsin is the largest selling
liquid laxative in the world, there
being over 6 million bottles sold each
year, many who need its benefits have
not yet used it If you have not, send
your name and address for a free trial
bottle to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 511
Washington St, Mona'ceHo, Illinois,
DR. CALDWE LL'S
THE PERFECT LAXATIVE
Lessen the pain
will give you quick
relief. Put it on
your shopping list
Than. LMmlng A On.. N. I. ,
.Portabie Electric Sewirig
starts (tomorrow) Thursday
what you like and when you like
Machines offered in this sale with a Yh tH. iO O.
down payment of . . . re D 0 II IJ
in Equal Monthly Payments. (J' O W V
A complete set of attachments furnished with the Portable Electric Sewing Ma
chine to do such things as binding, tucking, hemming, ruffling and quilting.
' 4 Styles
minimum down payment or . . . vv i 1 1 If I III Rotary
The Electric Machine has a full sized head costs less to buy than a foot power'
machine, and a cent's worth of electricity runs it for several hours then, too, they are
offered at last year's prices.
Sale Ends Saturday. January 31
As your Spring sewing will soon begin, why not do it electrically?
Farnam at Fifteenth. "Your Electric Service Company" 2314 M Street, South Side!
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