Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 06, 1920, Page 2, Image 2

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Weather Bureau Predicts Wa
ter Will Recede Today
Fresh Alarm Caused by
Break in Dike. :
(Continued From First Pa.)
tause of the inability- of the dairy
wen to deliver their mrrk.
Boats were at a nremium in North
Omaha, and those which were se
cured, were worked throughout the
n(ire day removing household
goods from homes already partly
submerged. ,
Appeal for Aid.
Citizens of East Omaha made two
appeals to City Commissioner Towl
for aid in battling the flood, but re
ceived no response, they say. Fifty
men are working at the dike, turn
ing the water into Carter lake.
Lakeshore boulevard is completely
submerged, and water is rushing at
a terrific rate through Willow creek
and between the two ice houses
into the lake. But for the unusual
lowness of the lake, the entire East
Omaha district would have been
swept away, residents claim.
Martin Thompson,'' 6600 North
Sixteenth street, truck gardener,
who ; had just moved in one week
ago, investing his entire capital in
implements for gardening, suffered
heavily when he was forced to move
his family to safety. (
Auto Under Water.
When he had removed his family
and household goods, he found that
his automobile was completely sub
merged in the barn. He secured a
team of horses and hauled the car
through a half mile of water to dry
land. The machine could not be
seen in the water itself, moving
through the flood much as a torpedo
plows the ocean.
John ' Weinbrock, Ninth .... street
and Hartman avenue, and Mr. Grif
fin, Tenth street and Hartman ave
nue, were forced to vacate their
homes, as were also Otto C. Zeuch
ler, 5902 North Sixteenth street;
James Addison, Eleventh and Reese
street; James Anderson, 7024 North
Fourteenth street, and Joseph An
derson, 1423 Reed avenue.
. , , Loses His Furniture.
Nick Pavlic, Sixteenth and Redick
avenue, lost his complete house fur
niture in the flood, seeking to re
move ij t high ground. The in
tensity with which the water dashed
against the rafts on which he sought
to remove it, knocked the furniture
from the rafts. It all floated out of
reach and was soon seen disappear
ing in the angry swirl of the water
in the river.
R. M. Peterson, 824 Ellison ave
nue, placed most of his furniture and
household goods on, chairs in the
upstairs rooms of his home. The
heavier pieces of furniture were
placed on the roof of the home as
the family watched thewater moimt
the stairs from the lower floor of
the house. ,
Woman is Rescued. "
- William' Sirausser; ' 5096 ; .North,
Sixteenth- street, rescued a 'woman
and two children with a row boat,
yesterday, when the waters .first
began to assume a dangerous high
mark. "
Strausser also rescued the family
of Dan Roman, 6502 North Six
teenth street, removing them, from
their home which was completely
inundated by the water, with a row
boat. 1 1
v Other flood sufferers 'yesterday,
whofcwere moved to safety by row
boats and rafts w"ere Jasper Hensley,
Sixth and Burt' streets; A. J. Werre-
broeck North Ninth street;' John
Baurna, Sixteenth street and Kan
sas avenue, and C J. Frye, 6001
North Sixteenth street.
Water la Falling. ,
Telegrams received at the office
of Forecaster Welsh at noon yester
day indicated that the water was
falling steadily at Blair bridge. 35
miles from Omaha, Sioux City and
Pierre, S. D.
Mr. Welsh said there was little
occasion for further alarm among
dwellers in the lowlands, and that a
falling river could be anticipated to
morrow. Last reports from the region of
East Omaha indicated that a rise
of. three more inches along the Wil
low creek levee would flood the
main streets of the city with a ravag
ing stream. ' 1
This levee was constructed but
three years ago, and is aided by the
freezing temperature in holding firm,
residents of East Omaha declared.
Sweeps Over Grace Street
Shortly before noon today rising
waters had swept over a portion, of
Grace street at lenth, entering the
lower floors of a number of homes
and necessitating the hasty removal
of a number of families. Those
forced out in this vicinity were:
Henry Watson, L. Banks, Smith
Amos, G. D. Christopher, Jay
Smith. Manny Coleman, Frank Her
man and Alley Baker.
As fast as one resident removed
his family and household effects to
safety, he gave aid to others until
all. were removed from the danger
The overflowing of a pond north
east of the flooded aera at Tenth
and Grace streets, necessitated the
removal of Virginia Tones 'and
John Curfew. Water in many places
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in. tnis neignDornooa, u was saw.
was from seven to eight feet deep.
Rats Desert Dump. ,
Iu the vicinity of city dump the
water has been gradually rising until
m places its depth is five feet and
persons not fortunate in owning
double-decked houses are compelled
to seek high land until the flood re
cedes, t '
In this neighborhood rats abound
of all manner of size and age. Rats
hate water and will go to any ex
treme to escape it. Led by some of
the. older rodents they have sought
asylum in the branches of the trees
well out of reach of the rising tide.
But they only escaped strangulation
to meet death at the hands of the
boys. . j
Lity Dump s youth organized it
self into bands when the hegira of
ratdom began and many of the lit
tle animals have been slain. Sticks,
stones and other available weapons
are hurled into the trees and if the
rat escapes immediate death he at
least tumbles into the water when
he loses his grip through fright and
drowns "
All But One Republican
In Pender for Pershing
render, Neb., April 5. C. E. Bur
ton, a salesman for a Lincoln firm,
stopped over her one night recently
and .canvassed the entire town on
presidential possibilities. Of the"re-
publicans-all but one favored the
nomination .of Pershing and of the
democrats, , sentiment was almost
unanimous i 'tor Hitcncock. Kesi
dences alhover -the city have Persh
ing pictures in their "windows. ' :
Judge Landis Ready for
His Joy Ride, in Clouds
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'Li" !
LOSES 43,700 ON
Says Two Men and Two
Women Robbed Him and
i Threw Him Out of
Left to right: Col. Joseph C. Morrow, Chicago; Lt. Col. Jacob
Wuest, Fort Omaha; Judge Kenesaw M. Landis, Chicago; Prof. A. Leo
Stevens, Omaha. The "close-up" picture shows Judge Landis in his flying
togs preparatory to his flight.
Ten Million in Gold Arrives
From Liverpool for U. S.
Halifax, N. S., . April 5. The
steamship Carmania, which arrived
here on the way from Liverpool to
New York, had aboard gold valued
at $10,000,000 destined for the United
States subtreasury in New York.
Free Iris Plant All purchasers
of seed or nursery stock, regardless
of amount bought, will receive free
Iris plants this spring. We have no
agents. Meneray Nursery and Seed
Store, 3341 West Broadway, Council
Bluffs, la. Phone 169S. Adv.
Portfolios of Quality
for Auto Salesmen, Bond Salesmen, raveling Men,
Stock Salesmen, Brief Cases, etc.
We have the greatest assortment in the city, and
in our own factory can make special cases for any line
of business.
"The Home of Good Luggage''
1803 Farnam Street
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anaiaaie iow upenea
By Boosters in Chicago
(Continued Iriini Flrnt l'ttge.)
plete returns from the Wolverine
state will be awaited with interest
to see just how well Hoover- ran.
Fight Was Three-Cornered. ,
When the Jprjner- . fopd ad
ministrator jumped into the Micfi
igan fight, a three-cornered ' La'ttle
for the state's delegates .was on be
tween Governor Lowden, Senator
Johnson and General Wood., Hoover
and Pershing- Were on the ticket, but
Hoover was not looked upon as an
active candidate, and the same, ap
plied to General Pershing. Neither
of their chances would have been
hurt by a small vote, .for the reason'
that General Wood, ' Lowden and
Senator Johnson, because ' of the
peculiar local situation, were the
leaders, with three distinct demerits,
one element alli'gned behind each
Consequently neither the chances
of Pershing or Hoover could have
been hurt by a small vote, and the
same stiJl hold true of Pershing, but
Hoover rtust have a good showing
on the complete returns.
Judge Landis Takes
Flight in Army Balloon
(Continued From J'irat l'age.)
balloon makes a landing. At a late
hour yesterday afternoon lid report
of the hatlopiiists had been' received.
For the purpose of making a rec
ord the balloon was wired and
equipped by Dr. F. H. Millener,
aeronautical L.-' electrical ! engineer,
Elmo Phillips, assistant,, and Serg
Barphune of Ft. OijiahJw ConmiuaU,
cation with the occupants said, was
perfect when the big gas bag left
the ground at 11:40. The manner of
wiring the balloon was. especially
adapted to afford safety to. its dis'-'
tinguished passenger, the, danger
from static electricity generated by
the wireless aerials being practically
eliminated. To avoid danger the
wireless apparatus was not equipped
with a generator -which makes it im
possible for the occupants to .send
messages though they may be re
ceived. The army distance record for
wireless telephony is 15 miles and
Dr. Millener was hopeful that the
present flight , would see it broken.
Wireless messages were sent to the
balloon from Ft,, Omaha at 15-min-ute
intervals throughout. the trip. ,
Claiming that he had been robbed
of $3,700 with which he expected to
buy cattle, frratyk Alason ot Webster
-". 1- -' -l --. .L. C-.-il.
uuy. ia., was arresica on ine ouuui
Side bunday night on a charge ot be
ine intoxicated.
Mason told the police he had
been taken for an automobile ride
bv two men and two women in Sar
py county. They robbed him of his
money and then threw him out of
the car, he said. He was arrested
at Twenty-seventh and H streets,
where he showed a car to police as
the one in which he too h:s costly
ride.- Police watched the machine
for several hours, but no one re
turned for it.
Chicago Woman Takes Rap
At Sentiments of Bryan
Lincoln,' Neb., April 5. (Special.)
The women of Nebraska should
not allow themselves to be "fooled
by the Pied Piper," was th senti
ment expressed by Miss Berle Dun
ham of Chicago, who spoke at a
dinner given by the women of the
Wood-tor-Fresident, club at the
Grand hotel here today. Shy was
referring to William T. Bryan and
his attempts to draw, the women of
Nebraska into the democratic party
so that they could vote for him for
delegate to the national democratic
convention and enable him to save
the democratic party from -being
captured by the wet element of the
party. -"Sloushv
sehtiments and do-
qeunce do not county for anything,"
said she. "This man said he voted
for Woodrow Wilson, because he
was a dry man, yet the country
has been flooded with petitions in
the past few years in protest to
the president's anti-pre-hibition senti
ments." '
Besides Miss Dunham, Montaville
Flowers of California addressed the
dinner guests in the interest of
Leonard Wood.
All Wisner Republicans
Are Strong for Pershing
Wisner, Neb... April 5. "If Were
is a republican in Wisner who is not
for Pershing, he is yet to be found,"
L. G. Thompson, committeeman, de
clared here today. "The city is
unanimous for Nebraska's own can
didate and he will receive many
votes among the democrats," he
added. Bruce W. Emley, leading
democrat of the city and an ex
service man, and. Miss Bessie White,
republican committeewoman, are
among the leading Pershing support
ers here. Among the democrats, ac
cording to, Mr.,, Thompson, Hitch
epek appears to' be looked on with
high favor. " v-
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Garage to Reoiace Last
Livery Barn in Fremont
Fremont, Neb., April S. (Spe-cial.)-AV
recking of Fremont's last
livery barn wa's completed here to
day, and the frame structure will be
replaced by a brick garage for stor
age of automobiles. Wall and Hack
er built the stable a quarter of a
century ago. Scot Wall will build
the garage.
Moves to Los Angeles,
Fremont, Neb., April 5. (Spe
cial.) Dr. G. B. Baird, who has
practised dentistry in Fremont for
Yi years, has disposed of tiis practice
to Dr. L. C. Blackmail of Leigh, and
will go to Los Angeles.
A natural-born favorite
and sure winner
Spur Cigarettes are "lengths
ahead of the bunch." Good i
breeding, plus good handling.
That's the reason..
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mat?mm afri rip -m n w u ma
and smoker say Spurs are there
"American and Imported Tobaccos,
blended so that the good old tobacco
taste is brought out to tfte fvJl
Satiny, imported paper crimped, not
pasted, making a slower-burning, easier
drawing cigarette. -
Smart brown and silver package that
reflects the quality-goodness of the
Cigarette itself
Every point is a straight tip to lay
your bets on Spur. Say to the tobac
conist: "Spur." You can't lose.
Acceptance of Wilson t .
Plan for fume Made
By Nitti at London
Home, April 3. Acceptance of
President Wilson's settlement of the
Adriatic problem was first seriously
discussed when Premier Nitti w
in London to attend the conference
with the heads of allied powers, ac
cording to newspapers here.
When a critical situation arose
through President Wilson's refusal
to accept the compromise suggested
by France and England, it is said,
the Italian government realized that
adoption by any other alternative
would leave it merely the pact of
London, which would "have meant
that Fiume must be handed over to
Croatia. Italians are most anxituis,
above all. to safeguard the Italian
status of Fiume, which, it is as
serted, is much better protected by
President Wilsou's settlement than
by the London treaty.
Jugo-SIavia, it is understood, op
poses President Wilson's suggestion
more stronfi'v than Italians.
Electrician Dies From
Shock While at His Work
Fremont, Neb.. April (Spe
cial.) Herman Gutzch, 30 years old,
city electrician of North Bend, was
killed by electric shock tod.iv while
it work on a transmission fire be-j
tween North Bend and Fremont. Hii i
body was found in the road by farm j
ers'. He leaves a wife and three chil- j
Heavy Fog Aids Strikers
On Tug Boats In New York
New YorW, April 5. A heavy fog
in New York harbor today joined
forces with the striking marine
transport workers to handicap the
railroads in operating their tugs,
lighters 'and ferries which were
partly tied up by the harbor strike
called last week.
At the office of the Erie railroad,
it was said that virtually all its fer
ries now are equipped with full
crews and the service, which was
shut down between midnight last
r.ight and 8 a. m. today, has been
resumed. From other lines similar
service was reported. Tugs and
lighters are generally tied up. Union
representatives claim that the strike
is gaining ground.
There are groups
priced $59 -50, $75.00
$98.50 and up.
ACH New Tailleur that
appears in our display
illustrates the superority
of fine tailoring with its
consequent simplicity.
And in this season's styles
one is assured a becoming
selection, since navy lilue is .
so easily worn and since the
simple mode so well be
comes the . American type
of womanhood.
The tricotines, Poiret twills,
serges and gabardines se
lected for your v jewing are
well worth inspecting
you will find them all, and
a bit more, than good taste
demands, with the added
fineness of fabric and de
tail that makes for service.
The softness of a hand tai
lored suit is a strong supple
ness, which retains its good
looks after -many days of
hard wear.
Dainty Muslin
A complete showing
of attractive under
garments, Marc ella
combina tions, en
velope chemise, corset
covers and drawers
are being displayed on
the second floor.
Corset covers of cam
brie an d nainsook,
lace and embroidery
trimmed, - are priced
from $1 up.
One good looking slip
over, kimono-sleeved
gown that opens on
one shoulder is priced
Slipover gowns in cot
ton crepe, nainsook
and mull, in white
and colors, are mod
erately priced from
$2.35 to $3.50.
- Second Floor
A Complete Showing of
Slippers for Little Folks
Mary. Jane and instep-strap slippers, fash
ioned from patent leather, gun metal, brown
Russia, and white Nile cloth, with all the care
in the styling that a grown-up shoe receives
and a careful attention to the needs of little
feet. . The sizes are from 2lL, a baby size, to
size 2, for larger girls.
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Sfwe Department North Aisle
Main Floor
Very Fine Silk
Lisle Hose
New ; fashioned silk
hose in black, white,
gray, . cordovan and
seal brown ; have gar
ter tops and double
soles to insure long
service; $1 a pair.
'Full fashioned silk
lisle, very sheer and
fine, to be had in gray,
seal brown, navy,
black and white, with
garter tops, and double
soles, $1.50 a paif.
Main Floor
House Dresses
and Aprons'
In styles as becoming
as any street costume
indeed, the fresh,
' dainty ginghams, per
cales and tissues are
fine enough for street
wear on summer morn
ings. A large showing
and a fairly priced
In th Basement
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You can obtain Futurist, exqui'
sitely made and soft-fitting for
under'thercorset wear, in a wide
range of materials. These dainty
garments combine comfort and
vogue. See Futurist on display in
our Knit Underwear Department