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THE BEE; OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1920.
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MEN ACCUSED OF
TIRES ARE HELD
South Siders Charged by Thief
.as "Fences" Bound Over
for Trial On $1,000
Charles Schwalm, grocer, 2235
South Twentieth street, charged
with buying from Joe Nightingale
five automobile tires to the value of
$115 knowing the same to be stolen,
and Edward Lincoln, 719 South
Thirty-fifth street, charged with buy
ing1 from Nightingale 13 tires valued
at $390, knowing them to be stolen,
were each bound over for trial in
the sum of $1,000 in the South Side
police court Tuesday.
Nightingale, who confessed to the
South Side police that he broke
into the store of Herman Uhe at
Papillion the night of March 6, was
the principal witness against the
Nightingale testified he and two
other men stole a lot of tires from
Uhe and loaded them into an auto
mobile truck and that he sold eight
of the tires for $50 and five of tbcm
Both defendants furnished bail
and were released. They waived
their right to offer a defense in po
Search for Officer
Who Was Dismissed;
Seen to Leave City
A search is being conducted for
Patrolman P. Downs, who was dis
missed from the police force Mon
day by Chief of Police Eberstein on
a charge of conduct unbecoming an
officer. An additional charge of
passing a worthless check for $20
is pending against Downs, Chief
Downs was seen to leave Omaha
at 1:15 Monday afternoon on a
Union Pacific train. He was ac
companied by a woman. Policeman
Dlask on duty at the Union station
The charges against Downs re
sulted when he was reported by a
patrolman for racing madly up and
down L street on the South Side on
a motorcycle with a girl who gave
her name as Marie Davs, living in
Albright, and when arrested, police
say, had two quarts of liquor in the
car with him.
"We won't stand for that kind of
stuff," was the comment of Police
Commissioner Ringer in connection
with the dismissal of Patrolman P.
Downs of the South Side.
Mutt and Jeff Bandits
Hold Up Man On South
Side and Get $3 Cash
The ' short and tall highwaymen
are back at work again on the
South Side, according to L. Walsh,
4813 South Twenty-second street,
who reported to the. police Tues
day that while on his way home
Monday night about 9:45 he .vas
held up by two unmasked men with
revolvers on M street, between
Twenty-second and Twenty-third
streets, and relieved of $3.
He described one of the men as
21 years old, dark, six feet tall, 180
pounds in weight and wore a dark
suit, cap and overcoat and had a
blue steel revolver.
The other man was about 20
years old, five feet, two inches in
height, weighed about 140 pounds,
dark complexion, and wore dark
cap, suit and overcoat and blue
steel revolver, he said.
New Packing Plant
Handles 1,000 Hogs
For 5-Hour Record
One thousand hogs were slaugh
tered, dressed and hung up in the
cooling room of the Skinner Pack
ing plant on the South Side in the
record time of five hours yesterday.
R. C. Howe, general manager of
the new plant, which was jut open
ed for business last weeks declared
today that this test of the equip
ment and staff of the firm was made
in an effort to break records of the
Not a hitch in proceedings was
noticed from the time the hogs were
led to the slaughter house until their
carcasses, dressed for consumption
at the tables of Omaha, were hung
:n the cooling room, according to
Mr. Howe, who declared the test a
fitting example of the efficiency of
the new plant.
E. H. Schroer Dies on
Farm Near Manhattan, Kan.
Word was received Tuesday at the
Excha.ige building of the sudden
death Sunday on his farm near Man
hattan, Kan., of E. H. Schroer, up to
a month ago head of the bureau of
markets at the local stock yards. He
is survived by a wife and a daughter.
The funeral was held Tuesday after
noon at Manhattan, with burial in
a Mantattan cemetery.
South Side Brevities
New phonograph and records. South 1721.
For Sule A buffet and a round dining
table. 2301 Q street.
For Sale Two corner lots. Fifty-third
and Q streets. Call South ISSl.
Lost Bank check for $4P0 made out to
Kteve Georse Mtchos. Finder please re
turn to 350614 N street. South Side. Re
For Sale Six-room house and three lots.
Bath room, electric lights, garage and
cement walks. Reasonable terms. Price,
S2.40U. Telephone South 2973.
Home at.- Investment. 2214-1S-18-20 M
street for sale. Three 7-room and ana 6
room cottatre: bestdea bath, hot and cold
water, furnace, gas. electric liphts, etc.
Strong; Interests hava recently bought six
different propertiea within less than one
half block of this. A good home, good
rental property and gradually becoming
business. Investigate as we mean busi
liess. Merrill X. K. Cor. !5d and M.
Farm Motor Truck to
Be Leading Factor
The farm motor truck is going to
be a great factor in the
transportation- problem the com
ing season, according to Charles
Fawcett, a live stock man of Al
liance, who was a visitor at the
stock yards Tuesday.
"Few people realize the import
ance of Omaha as a common center
of a great live stock and farming
area, in which there will be a great
demand for motor trucks and in
which there are already many thou
sand such trucks in use today," said
"The 14 states of which Omaha is
nearly the center produced last year,
$6,500,000,000 worth for the entire
country and $4,500,000,000 worth of
live stock out of a total of $8,000,
000,000 worth for the entire United
States. These same states furnished
two-thirds of the country's corn and
three-fourths of the country's
Lighting 1 Fixtures. Burgeas-Graix-den.
U. S. A. Retail Store
To Be Closed on April 1
Official notice was received by
Manager Wreede of the United
States Army retail store in the
South Side city hall that the store
would close permanently April 1.
This store has been a great factor in
reducing the cost of living to the
people of the South Side.
Quite a supply of goods can yet
be bought at the store that are
quoted far below the regular cost
price which includes bacon at 20
cents a pound, regular 40-cent cans
of corn beef, 23 cents; 80-cent cans
baking powder. 45 cents; tomatoes,
9 cents; summer underwear, 50 cents
a garment; 20-cent cans ginger, 7
cents; new double cotton blankets,
$3; combination wheel and lead
harness, $70 set; fine saddles, $36
and $40; 2-pound cans choice roast
beef, 45 cents, and many other bargains.
Zimman Ordinance for New
Appraisal of Gas Plant Filed
"Talk politics or the weather or
springtime, but don't talk gas," re
plied Mayor Smith yesterday
when he was asked if there had
been any developments in connec
tion with the $1,000,000 bond propo
sition which the Water board had
presented to him last Saturday.
The only reference made to the
gas question at the meeting
of the city council was the placing
on file of Commissioner Zimman's
ordinance for another appraisal of
the gas plant, the necessity of t'ns
ordinance having been removed
when the city council voted to ac
quire the plant.
Commissioner Ure asked Mavor
Smith and Commissioner Ringer if
they would reconsider their voles
which were recorded against the
ordinance to reject the appraisal.
Neither would change front on this
Liquor Cases Dismissed;
Whisky to Be Returned
Several thousand dollars worth of
good old Spring Hill, Sunny Brook,
Old Crow, Old laylor, riaig Si
Hatg, etc., were released from the
ban of the law by order of District
Judge Gojs yesterday and are now
awaiting their several owners.
lhis action came about when 40
liquor cases were dismissed in dis
trict court on notion of Assistant
Attorneys General Alfred C, Mun-
ger, 1. J. McGuire and George W.
Fratt under instructions from Gus
Hyers, state liquor agent.
Fort Omaha Soldier Weds
Sweetheart From St. Louis
Vincent P. McDonnell, 21 years
old, Fort Omaha soldier, and Miss
Rose M. Hohl, 18. of St. Lojis,
Mo., were issued a license here Mon
day and were married last eve
ning in preparation for leaving here
April 1 on the "honeymoon spe
cial" that will carry a party of
Fort Omaha doughboys and their
new brides from Omaha to San
Francisco on the first lap of a
14,000-mile journey with the Philip
pine Islands as its terminus.
Children Will Hear Talk
On Bird Life at Library
, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 Miss
Margaret Hamilton will speak at the
South Side library to the children
on "The Bird Neighbors of the
South Side." Miss Hamilton will
tell of the birds, their habits, their
homes and their use to mankind
and will illustrate her talk with a
number of colored pictures. Miss
Hamilton, is a bird enthusiast
and a lover of children.
Cunningham Gets Pension
The city council allowed Detec
tive H. A. Cunningham retirement
on monthly pension of $82.50.
Louie Lawslo against Ollie D.
Lawslo; extreme cruelty.
Mary Phillips against Irvine Phil
Cora Winston against Harry Win
Mary Kozak from Andrew Kozak;
Cora Bagley from George Bagley;
Essie Smith from Joel Smith;
32 Billions Needed
Warsaw, March 23. Thirty-two
billion rubles in gold is the sum
needed by Russia to restore herself,
according to the Polish government
official telegraph news agency,
which quotes soviet newspapers to
Special rates to students.
D. 4121. 1905 F.rnam St.
SERVICE APRIL 1
Retirement of Assistant Chief
Simpson Opens Promotions
Down the Line of the
John W. Simpson, assistant chief
of the fire department, will retire on
pension April 1 and will be succeed
ed by George G. Crager, who has
been promoted from battalion chief.
Mr. Crager will be succeeded by
Ernest C. Newhouse, who has been
promoted from the rank of captain
to battalion chief.
The retirement of Chief Simpson
removes one of the most capable
firemen ever in the service of the
city. He is leaving the department
on account of the condition of his
throat and lungs, upon the advice of
a physician. His recent serious ill
ness affected him in a manner which
will require a long rest for con
valescence. Mr. Simpson has served with the
regular fire department nearly 33
years, having been a member of the
old volunteer fire department in the
earlv days. His first experience as
a fireman was gained during 1880
when he joined Nebraska Volunteer
company No. 3, stationed at Six
teenth and Farnam streets. He
worked at that time in a cracker
factory and when the town fire bell
was rung he hurried from his work
to the fire station.
Battled Mercer Fire.
His father, Charles A. Simpson,
was chief of the fire department in
the early days.
Mr. Simpson, his successor, Chief
Crager, and the latter's successor,
Captain Newhouse, fought together
at the Mercer fire, 15 years ago, one
of the most serious fires in the his
tory of the city.
Captain Newhouse, who will be
the new battalion chief, has bscn
with the fire department 25 years.
Capt. George T. Cusick, Twenty
fourth and Cuming streets, has ap
plied for retirement on a pension.
His successor has not heen an
nounced. Alleged Pickpocket
Captured; Police Find
13 Purses In His Room
Women in the city who have lost
purses and handbags to pickpockets
will have a "rag to chew" with one
long-fingered, sleight-of-hand Mexi
can named Antonio Gutassos, now
being held by police.
He was arrested yesterday after
a running chase of two blocks by
Special Detectives Larry Finn and
Mrs. John Munroe, 1625J4 Maple
street, was Antonio's latest victim,
police say. With deft fingers, tht
Mexican was seen to pilfer Mrs.
Munrce's purse for a glove in which
was concealed $8 in currency. The
detectives watched and gave chase
Mrs. Munroe was unaware she had
been a victim until Antonio wis
forced to hand over the glove.
In the Mexican's room at 1121
Douglas street, was found 13 wom
en's handbags and purses, contain
ing nothing but powder puffs and
rouge containers, the detectives
Brief City News
J. H. Hansen Cadillac Co.
George Craig Here George Craig,
formerly city engineer of Omaha,
now holding a similar position in
Calgary, Canada, Is here for a few
Close Twelfth Street. The city
council today authorized the closir.j
of Twelfth street, Dojtpe to Douglfu
streets, for a period of two months
during extensive building operation
In that district.
Marries Three Couples Rev.
Charles W. Savldgre married the fol
lowing couples Monday: Miss L013
A. Livesay and Lloyd ti. Howell,
Miss Delia Thompson and Charles
L. Pickett. Miss Marie Watson and
Glenn P. Klrschner.
Has Use for Cops. Police Com
missioner Rinser protested before
the city council yesterday morning
against being required to provide a
group of policemen to guard the in
tersections on Dodge street during
the grading work.
Former Omahan Visits Here
Ray McCabe, former Omaha
pharmacist, who is now proprietor of
a drug store In San Francisco, was
in Omaha Monday enroute to the
west coast after a visit with his
parents In Fonca, Neb,
Sues for Injury Emma Nielsen
filed suit In district court today
against the Omaha Dally News com
pany for $10,000, alleging she was
injured at Twentieth and Cuming
streets February 27, when a truck
belonging to the defendant company
ran over her.
Colby Sworn In
Washington, March 23. Bain-
bridge Colby was sworn in today
as secretary ot state, succeeding
Q. R. S.'
Rolls in the
Add a few of these
to your' collection.
902 Isle of Golden
922 Slow and Easy
991 Sweet Kisses
1042 The Naughty
1046 Good Night,
933 Weeping Willow
1043 Sweet and Low
98S "O" Fox-Trot
The House of
Clean, W ell-Kept Teeth
are Best Health Insurance
The sweet breath of a rose can hard
ly come from the mouth with decayed
teeth, diseased gums and fermenting
food the damage though, does not stop
with a foul breath there follows indi
gestion, dyspepsia, nervousness, loss of
appetite, weakness, lack of accustomed
vigor, poor mental concentration and
efficiency, and gradual shattering of
Have us put your teeth into perfect
condition correcting present troubles
will avoid future more serious ones.
Our service is prompt, high-class
and very reasonable in price.
FINE X-RAY SERVICE
1324 FARNAM STREET
Corner 14th and Farnam
A Remarkable Offering Vrednesday of Women's
Beautiful and Exceptionally Smart New
A Large Assortment of Distinctive
Models From Which to Make
TJ UN DEEDS of beautitul new Spring Suits will be dis
H played tomorrow in styles varying from the strictly
tailored suit to the more picturesque models that have the
little individual and distinctive features so characteristic of
Three Great Groups
Made of such popular materials as serge
and tricotine, in the favored navy as well as
browns and tans of various shades.
Your choice of three great groups at
prices that are greatly reduced.
An Opportune Sale That Women Cannot
Afford to Miss
Handsome Spring Dresses
Made of Wool Tricotine
Designed in modish and becoming styles ; some quite simple,
others attractively trimmed in braid and buttons. A variety of
styles, including straight line, Eton jacket, Russian blouse, pep
lum, and other popular effects. Priced exceptionally low, at
Delicious Home -Made Pastries
In Bakery Section, Main Floor
Home baking is fast becoming a thing of the past, and why
not when you can buy such delicious home-made pastries in our
bakery section. We offer for Wednesday-Home-made
Pies and Cakes, baked in our own kitchens.
Choice of Apple, Raisin and Pineapple Cream Pies.
Special Cakes, in two sizes, at 50c and 75c.
Try a dozen of our delicious home-made Doughnuts, at 40c.
Main Floor Rear.
Voile Blouses and Smocks
Made and Stamped to Embroider
JUST received something truly new that women will appre
ciate. Dainty Blouses and Smocks of good quality voile;
all made and stamped in attractive designs; ready to embroider
in yarn or silk; choice of
NAVY COPEN ROSE BLACK WHITE APRICOT
Made in the new styles, with short kimono sleeves,
from $2.75 to $4.50 each.
Smart Spring Pumps
A New Arrival
"THE BROGUE" This is a very
smart one-eyelet tie for street wear,
and may be had in black and brown
calfskin; welt sole, military heel,
perforated wing tip. An
extremely new and
smart shoe, moderately
priced at $15.00.
A variety of other
new and beautiful
models priced from
On the Main Floor Bargain
Square A New Lot of
WE HAVE just received a large as
sortment of Boys' Blouses, splen
didly made of fancy materials; collar
attached style; sizes 4 to 14; very spe
cially priced on the Main Floor Wednes
day at 95c each; wonderful values.
Pretty New Neckwear
That Is Very Attractive
rP HE NEW ef
fects are so
charming, so dif
ferent, so becom
ing. They provide
for every need
some are fetching
some are delight-
1U1 gllCbB bUttb IH
look like exquis- L,
ite blouses. One -ar-
way or another,
they give the last
touch of refinement and charm to the out
fit and each change of Neckwear seems
like a new gown. A wide range of prices.
T'IT"'- 'V """T
An Opportunity to
Warranted Linen Weft
Toweling of excellent
quality; priced much less
than regular, 25c a yard.
Specially Priced for
One Day Damask
Hemmed Damask Table
Cloths of heavy weight
and good quality; four
handsome designs; size
60x70 inches, $1.49 each.
The Seamstress Will
S6-inch Fine Nainsook; a
sheer quality; very suitable for
undergarments and children's
dresses, 49c a yard.
A Good Assortment of
Women's Gowns of nainsook,
batiste and muslin; in empire,
kimono and chemise ; long
sleeves, high neck lace and em
broidery trimmed, $1.45.
. Second Floor
Competent Instructors Will Give You
on Any of the Following Crafts:
Knitting and Crocheting
The vogue of the Sweaters makes this art one of the most
popular ones taught. Beautifully finished models are shown in
silk and artificial silk, in all the new weaves.
We carry a complete line of yarns and silks for the work.
Finished models in newest Spring designs, demonstrating
the latest fads, such as embroidering on felt, white and colored
embroidered table linens, art linen embroidered in delft blue
cross stitch, black satin embroidered in Chinese designs and
colorings. A splendid line of Royal Society and Pacific pack
Lamp Shade Making
Expert instruction in this decorative art will be given by a
young lady who has made a marked success in this particular
field of home decoration.
All materials necessary, including silks, fringes, tassels
r.nd comprehensive assortment of wire frames for table, floor,
chair and boudoir lamps and candle shades.
Stamped designs for Beaded Bags, plentiful assortment of
beads to make them with, and competent instruction in the art.
Patterns stamped in colors, $1.25 to $1.50.
Loom beads and instruction for making the Beaded Sautoirs
that are so fashionable for Spring, and so expensive ready made.
Demonstration Marvel Needle
This truly marvelous little invention accomplishes in a few
hours, with the same degree of skill in the finished product,
the amount of embroidering which formerly took days of tedi
ous toil. A boon to all lovers f hand-embroidery who formerly
were denied it because of lack of time or delicate eyesight.
You Will Want Several
of These Hand-Painted
Bread and Butter Plates
flower decorations, each
Glazed Earthen Jardi
nieres, 712-inch size 69c
Every Housewife Can
Always Use, Extra
6 for 69c
Table Tumblers, thin
blown with line decora
tions, 6 for 69c.
Take Advantage of
This Special Sale of
Dinner Sets N
42-piece sets; American
semi-porcelain sets; plain,
neat shapes; floral and
gold decorations; service
for six. The set, at $10.95.
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