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THE BEE: OMAtfA. WEDNESDAY".
. MEN TO GUARD
State Medical Association Ex
ecutives Adopt Resolutions
As Body Meets in An
. '. nual Session;
The Nebraska State Medical asso
ciation opened its fifty-second an
nual meeting in the Hotel Fontenelle
yesterday with several hundred dele
gates present. .
Dr. J. L. Greene of Hot Springs,
Ark., was the principal speaker. He
addressed the physicians at the
Chamber of Commerce luncheon and
talked again to the association last
The state executive committee of
the association passed resolutions
that men trained for public health
service should be named as health
commissioners (or cities and coun
ties. A program on state institutions
including the care of the aged, feeble
minded, tubercular and the deaf took
up part of the session.
Dr. H. M. McClanahan and Dr.
W. O. Colburn of Lincoln talked on
children's diseases; Dr. W. H.
Pruner and Dr. B. H. Harms spoke
of abdominal surgery; Dr. C. H.
Ballard on oxygen as an aid to
roentgen diagnosis; Dr. C. P. Over
gaard on roentgen treatment of
goitre; Dr. H. B. Lemere on surgi
cal treatment of catarrh and Dr.
E. B. Brooks of Lincoln on corneal
surgery. P. H. Bartholomew of the
State Board of Health also spoke.
Motion pictures were used to illus
trate the lectures.
Princess With Money
Can Obtain Position
In Texas Exposition
Lincoln, May 25. (Special,.)
Wanted, a princess. For further in
formation inquire of Governor1 Mc
Kelvie. The governor admit his
ability to handle matters pertainin.;
to queens, kings, etc., but when it
comes to pjyicesses he is at a loss
to know whfth card to play.
The reason for all this trouble for
the executive is that the governor of
Texas has said to the governor of
Nebraska that' the people of that
state are going to have a cotton
palace exposition. Each state is ex
pected to furnish" some fine, good
looking young woman (age nor
given) who will represent that state
as its princess.
There are so many young women
in Nebraska who can - qualify as
princesses that the governor is ask
ing that if anyone would like to
have the job they will please notify
him. There is no appropriation
made for the paying of expenses of
a princess, so it will be up to them
to pay the freieht. It mieht be well
in makings application to send the
governor a photo so he will be able
tomake a selection that will show
his good judgment in the matter. I
The exposition will be held in Oc
tober or November.
Revised Count Shows New
Lincoln, -May 25. (Special.) A
certificate of election as the repub
lican nominee of the Thirty-eighth
representative district, issued by the
secretary of state to John F. Zoll
inger of David City, has been re
voked and another issued to Mr.
Hanner, who received 20 votes
more than Mr. Zeilinger,
The error came from the fact that
Saline county did not report the
vote on representative and the vote
. from the other two counties of the
district, Seward and Butler, showed
Mr. Zeilinger in the lead.
The corrected votes stand: Han
ner, 1,310; Zeilinger, 1,230; William
Towle Urges Early Action
On River Drive Project
In yjew of the high water situa
tion in the northOmaha lowlands,
' City Commissioner Roy N. Towl
suggests immediate action in his
, river drive project. Low places
along the river, Mr.- Towl says,
should be filled with waste materials
and the road should tjien be re
inforced by placing substantial rip
rap work to prevent erosion.
Public Job at Hastings l"
v Offered to Hastings Man
Hastings, Neb., May J5. (Spe
cial.) W. Garfitt of Lincoln, who
will be one of the speakers at the
Chamber of Commerce banquet here
Wednesday night, has been tendered
the secretaryship of" the organiza
tion. Mr. Garfitt has had wide ex
perience in railroad and manufactur
ing work. -
Ambassador Back From
Japan; Doesn't Say Why
Vancouver, B. C, May 25.
Roland Monis, ambassador to
Japan, arrived from the far east on
the steamship Empress of Russia,
which docked yesterday. Mr. ..Mor
ris refused to say why he is return
ing to the United States at the pres
Eleven Doctors Unable to
Save Life of Omaha Girl
Irene Rosewater Dies Fol
From Pimple. ;
Irene Rosewater, only daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rosewater of
Omaha, died yesterday at 7 a. m. in
the Methodist hospital of complica
tions from a pimple which appeared
on her forehead six days ago.
Eleven of the best doctors in
Omaha who had been called on the
case yesterday declared that Miss
Rosewater could not live. The mal
ady was a rare one, they all stated.
Brain fever resulted from a car
buncle which developed from the
pimple. Poison from the carbuncle
was carried to the brain through the
circulation, first causing paralysis
of one side and then death. ,
Miss Rosewater was born in
Omaha in 1895. She graduated from
Central High school in 1914 and
from Smith colleg in 1918. She was
an expert chemist and linguist.
During the war she was an active
worker in the Red Cross canteen
Daughters of Isabella
Initiate at Hartington
Hartington, Neb., May 25.
(Special.) The Daughters "of Isa
bella initiated a class of about 75
here. Degree work was put on by
officers from Sioux City. A banquet
was served in the K. of C hall in
t'.e evening, and a program of
classical music given. .
Protest New Rates.
Hastings, Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) The traffic committee
of the Chamber of Commerce is
urging shippers throughout the
western territory to protest by mat!
or wire against a proposed amend
ment to the freight classification
Ules which will limit tbi weight of
packages to a minimum of 20 pounds
and size to 36 inches; length, width
and depth added.
The average weight of an , Ameri
can woman of middle age is 133
Epic Poet Visits in
Omaha on His Way to
Make College Speech
John G. Neihardt of Bancroft,
America's epic poet, stopped in
Omaha a few hours en route to
Laramie, Wyo., where he went to
lecture before the University of
Mr. Neihardt is much sought aftef
by the literary departments of the
high schools and universities of re
cent years due to the fact that his
epics are. now studied extensively in
the schools west of the Mississippi
where his school edition of "Hugh
Glass" has during the past year
been rapidly displacing Evangeline,
The Lady of the Lake, and much
other literature that has long been
considered standard in the schools.
After his engagements at the Uni
versity of Wyoming, Mr. Neihardt
will spend some time in Wyoming,
Dakota, and western Nebraska in
terviewing pioneer characters to fur
ther his study of the Sioux war
periods as he has just begun his
third epic, "The Sioux Wars," which
he expects to complete in four years.
In Omaha Mr. Neihardt spent a
few hours at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Long, 3022 South Thirty
Osceola Man Hurt in Auto
Wreck Dies in Hospital
Osceola, Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) I. B. Lemar of this city,
who was injured when his auto truck
was struck by a Union Pacific
freight engine at Stromsburg Mon
day, died in the hospital at York
Tuesday. He was working on the
county road truck and in endeavor
ing to get across the track ahead of
the train wa,s caught and thrown
under the wheels. When picked up
he was in a position under the en
gine with a portion of his toot gone
and several ribs broken. It after
wards developed that his skull was
fractured. He was the father ot ur.
Lemar of this city.
Fight for Stolen Baby
At Deadlock in Courts
The fight for the return of Ruth
Naomi Kammerer, 3-year-old child
of Mrs. Anna Kammerer, which was
stolen from her by her husband six
weeks ago and taken to Canada, is
at a deadlock, according to John F.
Moriarity, attorney. The grand
mother, Mrs. Julia Kammerer, lies
a- home ill in bed. under arrest for
failure to appear in court to answer
charges of contempt, the mother of
the child is mourning her lossrthe
father of the child and the baby it
self are missing, and the aunt Of the
child, Miss Robina Kammerer, has
returned after a futile, search in
Winnipeg, Can. for her brother and
the stolen baby. . ,
City Council Appropriates
Fund to Build River Dike
City council yesterday voted to
appropriate $3,000 for a new dike
along the river from Thirteenth to
Ninth streets to join the present
levee at Laurel avenue, dig a ditch
to lower- the waters in Carter lake
three to four feet, raise the Illinois
Contral tracks above the flood level,
and prevent the water from the river
in the June rise irom reacmng
Florence -Lake. The report of the
city engineer on the damage done by
recent floods in North and East
Omaha states that 20,000 acres suf
Zimman Again Proposes
City Abandon Gas Lamps
City Commissioner H. B. Zimman
at a meeting of the city council yes
terday afternoon renewed his pro
posal that the city abandon 750 gas
lamps now in use.
Mr. Zimman insisted that the light
distributed by these lams does not
warrant their continuance and of
fered to show that electric lights of
more candle power could be installed
at less expense.
The matter will be discussed in
council meeting Thursday morning
when action probably will be taken.
Mrs. Kline Sues for $20,000 of
Divorced Husband's Legacy
Suit for $20,000 of her divorced
husband's legacy , received ' at the
death of his father in January was
started in district court yesterday by
Mrs. Minnie Kline, 410 North Six
teenth street. , ;
She was divorced last May, charg
ing extreme cruelty.' She say she
needs the money for the care of her
two boys, one of whom she says is
suffering from leakage of the heart.
Mr. Kline was married again last
week in Chicago and is now living
at the Harney hotel.
Mayor to Name Committee
To Formulate Bridge Plans
Mayor -Smith was authorired by
city council yesterday to appoint a
committee of seven to meet with a
similar committee from "Council
fl luffs to formulate definite plans for
the proposed free hridtte between the
ltffiO citiu - wet th Miiiouri river.
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Gregory Resigns as
Nolet His Successor
H. Edgar Gregory, manager of
the Hotel Fontenelle, has'resigned,
to take effect June 1. Mr. Gregory
has been at the Fontenelle since its
opening in February, 1915, coming
to Omaha as' assistant manager
with the late W. R. Burbank, who
otganized and was president of the
first operating company. Upon
Mr. Burbank's death, Mr. Gregory
continued as assistant manager un
der Abraham Burbank and later
under J. F. Letton, succeeding the
latter as manager in June, 1917.
Believing the time has come to
branch out for himself, Mr. Gre
gory has closed negotiations with
a commission and importing com
pany in Washington, D. C, in
which he will be a partner.
. Albert W. Nolet, who has been
with the Fontennelle since its open
ing, as treasurer and assistant sec
retary,, will become manager. He
has had a -thorough schooling in
the hotel business, having leen con
nected with the Bancroft. Worces
ter, Mass.; the Onondaga, Syracuse,
N. Y.; the-Whitcomb, house. Roch
ester, N. Y.; the Pontiac, Oswego,
N. Y., and other hotels.
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Pedestrian Falls Through
'. Water Meter Manhole
Ralph DeVore, 5014 Easton ave
nue, St. Louis, narrowly escaped se
rious injury yesterday afternoon
when he fell through a water meter
manhole at Thirteenth and Daven
port streets while walking with his.
As Devore stepped on the manhole
cover the brick casement gave away.
He suffered contusions of the left
arm, leg. and ankle.
Police Surgeon J. A. Johnson at
tended Devore and he was taken to
710 South Sixteenth street where he
and his wife are visiting friends.
Mrs. Barnum Dies In Home
Where She Lived 55 Years
Funeral services for Mrs. H. W.
Barnum. 72 years old, who died
yesterday in the house at 1124 North
Eighteenth street where she had
lived 53 years will be held this after
noon at 2. Burial will be in Pros
pect Hill cemetery. Mrs. Barnum
settled here in 1867. She is sur
vived by her husband, two sons,
Fred P. of Omaha and William M.
of Topeka, Kan., and three daugh
ters, Miss Nelle Barnum, Mrs. Bert
C. Ranz and Mrs. I. G. Watson.
Pools and Playgrounds
Will Be Opened on June 5
Swiming pools wil be opened June
5 at. Morton Spring Lake and River-
view parks. Municipal beach will
be opened the same ,day. Play
grounds in the following parks will
also be opened that day: Kanscom,
Elmwood, Kountz, Miller, River
view, and Fontenelle. The public
bath house in Jefferson Square will
be opened next Saturday.
Brief City News
Robbed By Footpads A. I Mill
Oxford hotel, was held up and
robbed Tuesday by two negroes
who got $22.
Robbed As He Slept Th. "pants"
burglar stole 1200 from Sebastian
Vinslgine, 1816 Pierce street, Mon
day night, while his victim slept
A. O. U. W. To Glvo Dance A
dance will be given this evening by
North Omaha lodge No. 9. In A. O.
V. V. hall, to which the public is In
vited. Grocery Store Robbed Burglars
gained entrance to the Jepson Gro
cery store, 6002 Leavenworth street,
Monday and stole groceries amount
ing to $1,400.
Omaha Couple Weds Miss Sadie
Wilson of Omaha and Clifford Richie
of Casper, Wyo., were married by
Rev. Charles W. Savidge Monday
evening at his home.
Pay Checks Ready Pay checks
for the 1,600 officials who worked
at the late primary election are now
ready and may be obtained at the
office of County Cleric Dewey in the
Suspects Dishwasher W. J. Todd,
employe of the Blackstone hotel,
told police yesterday that he sus
pects a dishwasher who recently
quit the hotel of stealing $95.80
from his pockets.
Houses Condemned Two old
frame houses at 2103 06 Cuming
street, on the property of Mrs.
Thomas J. Preton, Jr., formerly Mrs.
G rover Cleveland, were condemned
by city council yesterday.
Ignores Gas Test Because the
test of city gas which shows the
commodity to be below standard
was not taken by the city chemist,
the mayor yesterday refused to
take cognizance of the report.
Iilons Endorse Drlvs The Lions'
club yesterday unanimously en
dorsed the drive for funds for the
Nebraska Memorial building on the
campus of the State University. A
committee was appointed to aid in
the drive for funds.
Run Away From Homo Steve
Sudyka and Chester ries.cz, 10-year-old
boys who were sent to I'ather
Flanagan's home on South Thir
teenth street two days ago by Juve
nile Judge Sears for incorrigibility,
ran away yesterday.
To Hopave FarnamSpecial ordi
nance passed by city council yes
terday creates an improvement dis
trict on Farnam street, between
Tenth and Eighteenth streets, to al
low the street car company to re
pave between its tracks.
. Cleared of Assault Charges James
Rose, charged with a statutory ef
fense against 12 -year-old June Mc
Guire, in her home, 218 North Nine
teenth street, April 3, was found not
guilty by a jury in District Judge
Troup's court yesterday.
Corner Rounding Delayed Mo-'
tion in city council yesterday to ap
propriate $200 to round off the dan
gerous corner at Fifty-second and
Dodge streets, dangerous to motor
ists, was lost because of uncertainty
as to the willingness of the owner.
Confesses Theft Roy ' Bradner.
Keystone hotel, police said, con
fessed yesterday to stealing $25
worth of jewelry from Mrs. May
Brackney, 4412 North Twenty-first
street. Mrs, Brackney had given
Bradner some odd Jobs about the
Picture Doesn't Tally James Cox,
president of the Howe State bank,
which was robbed of $15,000 last
week, was in Omaha yesterday and
declared that the picture of Leslie
Walters. Omaha bigamist, does not
tally with the appearance of the ban
dit, Ed Ingram, who lies in an Atchi
Dr. Jackcrpson To Preach Dr.
C. C. Jackerpson of South Carolina
will preach at the Grove M. E.
church. Twenty-second and Sew
ard street, at 11 o'clock Sunday
morning. Dr. G. G. Logan, district
superintendent, who has been at
tending the Des Moines Methodist
conference, also will speak.
Explains Delay Delay in filing
suit against George E. Bertrand, for
mer clerk of the municipal court, for
alleged shortage of accounts, or
dered two months ago by the city,
was explained yesterday by Assistant
City Attorney Harland L. Mossman
because of present cases in district
court. He said he would tile suit as
soon as he completes arguments in a
current case. '
Furniture Missing Police are
trying to locate Babe Elliott, trans
fer man, at the request of Mrs. Lulu
M. Howard, 711 North Seventeenth
street, who claims that Elliott was
hired to haul $75 worth of furni
ture to a storage house last April.
Yesterday Mrs. Howard went after
the furniture, but it was discovered
that Elliott did not deliver the fur
niture, according to the storage peo
ple. Boy Disappears Wearied of play
ing housekeeper, for his father,
brother and sister, since the death
of his mother five years ago,
Michael Nagry, 16 years old, 2314
South Fourteenth street, disap
peared from his home after taking
$10 from his father and $10 from
his brother during the night, accord
ing to his father, who reported his
disappearance to the police yester
day. . Slayer Gets 20 Years. '
Myron Benson was sentenced yes
terday to 20 years in the penitentiary
fors the killing of George Williams
May 11 in a knife battle at Tenth
street and Capitol avenue. Benson
pleaded guilty to second degree
Biscuit are perfec
tion in delicious
shortbread that is
and with justhe.
right richness to
make it unusually
The name LORNA DOONE is on every
'' Sold by the pound and In the famous
In-er-veal Trade Mark Package.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
Neither could the structures therein be
razed in a like period of time nor can the
prevalent cost of essentials be reduced totfye
pre-war normal overnight.
Burgess-Nash Started a
G reat Movement
in this community when we offered, with
the exception of merchandise sold under
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From the Regular Prices
and it was very pleasing to see that, as usual,
others followed our leadership and it was
evident that the action taken in Omaha
precipitated the middle west into the cam
paign as well until now it has become a
We are gratified to note that our purpose seems to have been accom
plished and prices are apparently on the downward trend; however,
as we said before, under the present conditions, all manufacturers,
merchants, bankers and heads of all large concerns state that their
judgment as to future prices are but guesses.
To still further this great move there must be no shackles on produc
tion, no stinted labor and no idle hours. There must . be a concen
trated effort on the part of producers and merchants to make way;
-x for progress. -
We felt that a drastic action such as we started was needed to launch
"successfully a movement as gigantic as this, one has been, but it now,
becomes necessary to pursue a more conservative plan, and :
We Announce That Our Present
Price Deduction ot 20 Will
Terminate Saturday Night, May 29 .
We wish to say to our patrons that our standard fair
prices for first quality merchandise will prevail as in
the past and that our obligations to the public will be
discharged promptly and with frankness, remembering
that our chief desire is to live up to our motto:
"To Be of the Greatest Service
to the Greatest Number"
. If this campaign for lowering the cost of merchandise brings the ex
- pected results, and we are enabled to secure merchandise at lower
prices, the public will always receive the benefit.
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