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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1920)
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A B(3 '200 pound ,6W with a shape ON HtM like. TH
COAST CP MNE. viotT PANY Vwt?oWS- A
OVE.R 'nEN VEA. OLD VtO WT4 A COBO Ot WOOD AND
A yon 0 intort IN it ano 6oes out and knocks a
utut alu ove.e the. UNiveest ruvrs
Vw T tvii-, v CALL
BIG DITCH WILL
; DRAIN GROUNDS
OF AK-SAR-BEN ;
Huge Shovel Operated 24
Hours a Day to Prevent
Flooding of Creek.
J wcnty-toiir hours a Mv a
"walking drag-lino'' shovel of
Callahan-VYalkcr Construction com
pany is tearing into the rarth in the
building of the drainage ditch of
the Little 1'apillion drainage dis
trict. Two men, working in 12-hour
shifts each, have been operating the
shovel for six weeks. By December i
8 it is expected their work will be
n 11 x -ti x
The ditch will take up the waters
of the Little 1'apillion creek at a
point 300 feet north of Eighty-first
and Cass streets and carry them to
Sixty-first and L streets, thus
straightening and deepening the
creek. 'J 'he general course will be
along the Chicago it Northwestern
v tracks to the Missouri Pacific
: crossing, whence it will follow the
Missouri Pacific to L street.
"The datch will care for the flood
waters and will provide for sub
drainage in the district. It will be
about 20 feet deep.
Ak-Sar-Ben and the United
States air mail fields both will be
benefited. County roads and rail
roads running through the district
will be freed from perennial flood
ings and washouts while farming in
the area will be helped through the
absence of flood waters that have
hitherto delayed working the soil. ,
The Ak-Sar-Ben association was
largely instrumental in organizing
the drainage district, which was
I drawn up under state laws and in
cludes all owners of property in
side the flooded area.
The Nelson' Engineering company
li l til traiti9rr ?icHl and ritv
Commissioner Roy N. Towl was
Wife Says Husband Wanted
Chicken" Call Him "Daddy"
" Referring to a young widow whose
name she will divulge, if so ordered
by the court, and with whom she
says her husband went automobile
riding and declared he wanted a
chicken to sit on his knee and call
him "Daddy," petition for divorce
on grounds of cruelty was filed yes
terday by Mrs. August A. C. Ander
son against Nels J. Anderson,
pioneer Omaha contractor and poli
tician, and now head, of the city
She asks $25,000 permanent ali
mony. They have been married 35
years. .Anderson is 66 years old.
Resume Construction of
Medical Arts Building
Construction of the Medical Arts
building which was halted tempor
arily after ground was broken May
1, has been resumed following ad
justment of difficulties involving tuc
Hayden store wall, appointment of
an advisory committee, and resump
tion of the sale of stock, it was an
nounced last flight by Tom Quinlan.
Members o the advisftry com
mittee chosen are Harry Wolf, W.
A.' Piel, L. Scheibel, John Madden
and Ehvood Riggs.
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Biscuit Company Worker
Asks Separate Maintenance
Xo more docs Lena Sesto, 22
.ears old, 4215 Patrick avenue, coll
ider her Tony, AO years old. the
hero in her life; in fact, not even her
Yesterday Lena filed suit in dis
trict court for separate main
tenance, alleging cruelty and non
snpport. The days that Tony, tow
ering tall and strong, courted lr,
then a mere cjiild 15 years old, have
merged into domestic wrangles,
Lena and Tonv were married on
November 14. 1908. by jRev. J. W.
.Stenson, pastor of St. fMiiloiucna's
Lena works as a packer at the
'ten Biscuit company.
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Display of Hansen Company
Visitors to the mid-season motor
salon of the J. H. Hansen Cadillac
company were so numerous the first
night of the exhibition the officials
of the firm expressed gratification
yesterday. With the permission of
the purchasers one car of each Ca
dillac enclosed type is being exhib
ited at the salon.
Charges Husband Deserted.
Less than a nlonth after he had
been made a citizen of the United
States, Aaron Larab, 1044 Ellison
avenue, deserted his wife and six
children, Mrs. Minnie Larab charged
in a complaint filed yesterday.
Why Are Birthdays Celebrated?
(Copyright. J920, by th Wheeler
That the celebration of the day
of one's birth is. a very ancient
practice but, at the same time,
one which was frowned upon by
the early Christians, is apparent
from teh writing of Origen, who
states that "Phanoah celebrated
his birthday with a feast, as did
Hercfd; but the saints not only
neglect to mark the day of their
birth with festivity but curse this
day, after the example of Job
and Jeremiah and David." This
attitude toward birthdays was, of
course, due to the fact that life
to the Christians of Origeu's
time meant nothing but continual
persecution and that they re
garded death as the true deliver
ance from their trials and trou
bles. Thus the great majority
of "saint's days" are celebrated,
not on the birthday of the saint
in question, but on the day of
his death. In fact it was not
until the' fourth century that the
date of the birth of Christ was
fixed by the church, though
Good Friday was clearly defined
with reference to the Hebrew
After the church had sanc
tioned the celebration of the
birthday of Christ though no
one knows whether this actually
occurred on December 25 the
old practfse of feasting and re
joicing ripon the birthdays of
friends and relatives commenced
to be revived. As Christianity
emerged from the age of martyr
dom, this ancient custom began
to be more and more general,
until it spread over practically
the entire civilized wrld.
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GAME. YOU'CE ABOUT YWP
A6E To YfcKEL "THATT UP
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VJELU 1 HNCKE.QOCKER-S -YOU
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By JAMES J.
THERE'S A REASON
.wails the fact that poeta no longer write love poetry.
In bygone days, when bards wore bays
And twanged their lyres in bowers shady,
With toilful pains they fashioned strains
In praise of some exalted lady.
But girls are queer, and though sincere
The poets' love, and soft their rhythm
Though still we quote the lines they wrote,
They never won a lady with 'em.
A maid would smile and blush the w hile
The gentle lyrist sang about her,
And in her eyes the tears would rise
To think he could not live without her.
But when the lay had died away
In rippling echoes, low and mellow,
Her handkerchief would quench her grief
And she would wed some othef fellow.
As years rolled round and poets found
That there was very little doing
In breaking hearts by rhythmic arts,
Of winning skirts by lyric wooing,
They ceased to write about the blight
That lay on hearts forlorn and lonely,
And every time they penned rhyme
They wrote for filthy lucre only.
They now have means and limousines,
And city homes and country places,
With hours on end that they can spend
Attending base ball games and races,
And maids high born no longer scorn
The balladist with sneers satiric.
In courting Janes this truth obtains:
The cash is mightier than the lyric!
vrrJ??" b-yhv Vl0T, s?pply we have been lon underestimating the
acreage occupied by bonded warehouses.
. , ANYTHING BUT
It isn t a joy ride any more, with gas at 35 cents.
THEY DO IT ANYWAY
raise their ratesneCeSSary government to authorize the hotels to
(Copyright, 1920, by The Bell, Syndicate, Inc.)
The Way Madge Effectually Dis
tracted Dicky's Thoughts.
Dicky opened his eyes wide and
stared at me in amazement for a
second after I had unexpectedly
voiced my objection to the nick
name "Maje," which he persisted in
giving Major Grantland. Then his
brows contracted to a frown," and
there was a flash of resentment in
his eyes. But his voice held only
"B'ess its dear little heart, didn't
it like nice nickname for its gloomy
friend?" he cooed in the detestable
imitation of "baby talk," in which
he indulges himself whenever he
wishes to tease me most cffectuallv.
"Well, she never shall hear that
naughty word, so she shan't!" We'll
fink up somesing nice and respect
ful right now."
He put his hand to his forehead
and closed his eyes in a ludicrous
imitation of a person engaged in
deep meditation. I was divided be
tween disgust at myself for my ill
advised protest, and anger at Dicky.
There was in my mind also a lively
dread of whatever he might be plan
ning. I had a wholesome fear of
his pranks of speech and action, for
I knew him to be ujterly ruthless in
carrying out any mad idea he might
set his mind upon.
"1 have it." he said at last, re
moving his hand from his brow, and
I saw that the frown had left his
face, and that the resentment he had
felt had been momentarily, swal
lowed up by malicious glee in the
idea which had come to him. We
shall always speak of the deah
ma jah hereafter in terms commen
surate with his rank and character.
Ncvah, nevah shall his sacred moni
ker pass me lips except thus
Dicky Renames the Major.
"'His honor, the Major Hugh
Grantland, B. C. G!"'
He stopped and eyed me impishly.
"Wouldn't you like to know why
B. C. G., instead of the traditional
K. C. B.?"
I had had time to reflect over my
own folly in referring in any man
ner to Major Grantland after I had
experienced Dicky's absurb jealous
ly of him, and had cast about for the
quickest way of diverting his pique
at my unlucky little speech. I de
cided that an answering spirit of
raillery might serve my purpose
best. So I puckered up my face in
what I fondly hoped was a fair imi
tation of a minstrel "end man" and
twisted my speech to the barbarous
accents they affect.
"I'll bite. Mistah Joacs. Why
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New Phase of
of a Wife
does yoh attach B. C. G. to Majah
Orantland s distinguished cog-no-men?"
Dicky flashed me a quick, startled
glance, then grinned appreciately. I
knew that I had disarmed him, that
he was no longer angry at me, but
1 was not prepared for the answer
he gave me.
"Because B. C. G. stands for R;-
gest Chump Going," he said sweetly,
our i want your sacred word of
nonor never to reveal the secret ot
those initials. I shall , never use
them when the dear boy is present
m the flesh."
Dicky Misses Something.'
A flash of hot, searing anger,
which astonished me, passed over
me. atjhe belittling phrase applied
to the man who had done us both
such signal services. But with a
mighty effort of will power I was
enable to keep every vestige of it
concealed. My common sense told
me that Dicky, having relieved his
mind by concocting the phrase and
repeating it in my hearing, in all
probability would never refer to it
again, especially after the way I had
taken his caustic jest.
"I'll promise anything you like," I
said carelessly, "if you'll use your
influence with your mother to let
me out of here. She has declared
that I mustn't leave this bed for two
days, and must have all my meals
carried up, and all that sort of thing.
I shall go mad, I know I shall, if I
can't get out and explore those
woods over there."
He looked at me speculatively and
sympathetically. I saw that my fuse
had succeeded, that he had put the
incident of Major Grantland's nick
name as far from his mind as he be
lieved it to be remote from mine
"It's a blasted shame," he said.
"But mothers a pretty good nurse,
you know, and she's evidently got it
into her head that you're in rather
a bad way. I'll tell you, there must
be some pretty good physicians
around here there always are in
these resort towns and I'll have
one run in today to look at you.
Then if he says, you're in no danger
of another nervous collapse you can
beat it pronto."
After my first involuntary protest
I accepted his plan as a good one.
I didn't want to overdo, and I knew
my doughty mother-in-law would
accept nothing less than a physi
cian's verdict But all thought of
that subject was banished by the
sight of Dicky who had been dress
ing all the time he talked fumbling
in. his overcoat pocket, the same one
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- PmCATOH YWEfcET At2.e PLENTY OF J-ITTLE
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THAN XOU Xtt
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VVViO AE.E "TViE CWKIPION- ?
TALK- AGOOY SOf-AE-YHrNG,
You know aqovt
from which had dropped the piece
of that torn telegram.
What Do You Know?
(Here's n rhanee to make jour nit
north money. Kadi tiny The Bee will
IMibllfth A Nerie of queNtions, prepared
iiy Superintendent J. II. lieveridge of the
IMililin NrlinolH. They rover thing which
jiiii should know. - The first complete tint
of rnrrect annners received will be reward
ed by l. The unswers and the name of
the winner will be published on the duy
Indicated below, lie sure t give your
views and address In full. Address "Quoa
lion lCdltor." Omaha Iter.)
By J. H. BEVERIDGE.
1. What is the capital of Maine?
2. Who is mayor of New York
3. Which of the Teutonic allies of
the recent war first surrendered.
4. When was Lincoln's Gettysburg
speech delivered and on what occa
5. What state is known as the
"Blue Hen State?" .
(Answers Published Monday.)
1. What does F. O. B. stand for?
Free on board.
2. Explain the meaning of P. B.
X. operator. Private branch ex
3. What organization is referred
to in the abbreviation A. F. of L.?
American Federation of Labor.
4. What organization does D. A.
R. stand for? Daughters of the
5. What college degree docs B. A.
stand for? Bachelor of arts.
Winner: Ruth Ncef, 2419 Pierce
street, Omaha, Neb.
All the linings and other in
terior arrangements of a new trunk
are made of a waterproof material
that can be washed to keep cloth
ing placed in it clean.
"OMAHAjS FUN CENTER"
QfntstjttA Nltu: 250 ,o "29
'3f5r Dally Mat.: lie te 75o
The Rainbow Division of Burlesque
cooper-s "VICTORY BELLES"
With Eddie Dale and ScotUe FriedeD
Mu:icJ.'rrj?n,..!1'Glr3 'N Ev'rylhinj
Ladies' Uime Matinee tvery Week Day
Sat. Mat. and Week: The Roseland Girls
BASE BALL park
OMAHA vs. WICHITA
Game Called at 3:30 P. M.
FRIDAY LADIES' DAY
Two Games Sunday First Game Called
at 2:15 P. M.
Box Seats on Sale Barkalow Bros.
Cigar Store, 16th and Farnam.
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KIND OP- GOVS AT
DOUGH IM iVJEtK;
IN A MONTH
U. S. Army Racing Balloon
Lands 65 Miles From Omaha
U. S. army balloon christened
Tuesday afternon at Fort Omaha
for participation in the international
races next month, landed at 5:30
p. ni. at Craig, Neb.. 65 miles from
Omaha on its maiden flight im
mediately following the christening
In the basket were A. Leo Stevens,
Lieut. R. F. Thompson, Harry Les
ter, C. M. Mariclc, P. L. Prom and
J. M. Doud. A smaller gas bag rc
leasad from the fort immediately
after the U, S. Xo. 1, and piloted
by Serg. Ben Starkey, landed at
Kennard, Neb., 75 inilcs from
Passes Through Omaha.
Col. William Hay ward with hs
wife passed through Omaha ves
terday on their way home to New
York from Lake Louise and Yellow
stone National park. They were
traveling in their special car, Ely
sium, over the Burlington.
NEW SHOW TODAY
"The Man of 100 Roles"
in comedy act,
"A Scandal in a Restaurant"
ice I vl;i r s r i mit Jtmi vwtffYT
LARRY SEMON "S vrtxCfS WL
In "The Stare Hand" 7 )S v.VUtw'sSl 86IMil
20th ft Paul Sts.
IN ONE GREAT
THE BEST OF
I GIGANTIC .
1 I ELEPHANT ACT LlV JL
DOWNTOWN SALE OF RESERVED SEATS AND ADMISSION TICKETS CIRCUS
DAY AT MYERS-DILLON DRUG STORE, 1609 FARNAM STREET.
AU'XVMftlltTll TBI KOOft
ANN LITTLE, EILEEN
PERCY and MONTE
BLUE in that magnificent
classic of western pioneer,
l r (dnm mount drlcmft GidlUV
, LAST TIMES TODAY
First showing; in Omaha
Also the U. S. War Dept. battle
pictures that are absolutely
Prices (War Tax Included)
Adults, 75c; Children, 50c
A Hank Mann
Jesse L. Lasky
William De Mille's
Production of ,
A mirthquake of several
An avalanche of fun i
Hundreds of ayors and
AM, TODAY AND
In the City
Wm. Desmond in "A Broadway Cawk'
News and Comedy
Try The Bee Want
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