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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 5, 1920)
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The OmahA Sunday Beb
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER
Heart Secrets of a Fortune Teller
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Omaha May Be-SqUattihg
On Rich Diamond Field
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Years Ago Stranger Lost iiife While Searching in
Blue Mud of Creekk anjl Now, it Is Recalled, He
Might Have Been Hunting for Precious Stone.
United States geologists say theT;
ire undiscovered diamond mines
. somewhere iif the United States.
With the South African imincs on
t!ie decline, the world is jn need o.f
new bonanza diamond .fields to sup
ply the market."
"T. P.- Mahoney, chief clerk, trans
portation branch of the quartermas
ter's office in the Army building,
laid down the scientific magazine
which contained the foregoing as
sertion. There was. a reminiscent
look in his eyes.
"As "I understand it, indication of
a diamond mine is a peculiar blue
mud," he bagn. "If that sign is re
liable, Omaha may be squatting on
enough diamonds to supply the
world for centuries. More than 20
years ago. when Omaha was just a
hamlet, there were two creeks
crossing Thirteenth street, one at
Jones and ' one at Leavenworth
street , . .
-, Gets Another Inspiration.
! "The creek crossing Leavenworth
street was very deep. The strange
thing about the creek was the -peculiar
blue mud of its banks at cer
tain places." I
j Mr. Mahoney paused to light , a
cigar, took a long puff and con
tinued: . "When I was a small boy I used'
to. sit on the bridge over the creek
l?nd look at the peculiar color of the
mud. One . afternoon I noticed a
tanned, ' weather-beaten anan, also
gazing at the same mud. '
"There was nothing remarkable
about him looking at the mud, for
it was a peculiar shade; but when
he . deliberately waded into the
creek up to his waist and began
Scooping up the mud I was .sur
prised, for he was well dressed.
He Fondles the Mud.' '
"He examined the mud caretullv
glanced about furtively, then placed
Luck Don Never Weigh
Heavy on Nobody's Haid,
fs' Horseshoe Toter
"Lady Luck, yo been pretty good
to me shootin' craps, yo treated me
pretty right playing poker, now fo'
gosh sake don' desert mc in police
cote," said Rastus Hopkins of Coun
cil Bluffs, as he slipped his favorite
luck piece in his hat Saturday bc
. fore we went into South Side police
court to face Judge Fitzgerald. Ras
tus was one of 10 arrested in-'au
, alleged crap game cm Q street, The
officers saW they found a number of
pairs of dice and other gambling
Rastus said the assembly was
merely a meeting place of the Ca pi
tola Temple lodge of South Omaha.
The court decidedthe evidence in
sufficient for a conviction.
"Ah knowed it Ah knowed it"
warbled Rastus. 'IThis lil' ol' luckj
piece never tailed me yit. ,
, "What is your luck piece?" inquir
ed Judge Fitzgerald.
- "Jest this lil trinket." answered
Rastus. reaching in his hat and pull
ing out a horse shoe weighing, at
least three pounds.
v The judge observed it a ' rather
heavy luck piece and Rastus came
batk with the remark that "luck don'
never weigh heavy on nobody's
..TC jr now on -all . r . Tr5
several small objects. in one of his
pockets. J lis suit was ruined, but
he 4du't seem to mind. In fact, he
seemed greatly elated over . some
thing, as he hurried away.
"I neglected to mention the man
was a stranger to me, and I knew al
most everybody in town. He waded
in near 'where the McCord-Brady
wholesale house now. stands, and he
remained in the creek for about an
"The next day the lifeless body of
a man was found in the lower rail
road yards near the river. The news
spread i fast, for Omaha was only a
k-illagc then,, and, boy-like, I went
down to view the body. I immediately-recognized
the body as that of
the Stranger who had waded in hc
creek the day before. : .
i , , Threw Stones Away.
"I tried to telt : people 'what 1
knew about-the affair, but no one
paid any attention to., me. They
searched' the dead man's clothing
for some clue of his identification.
He had met a violent death,"1 .struck
on the head or something, and .the
people were anxious to solve the
mystery. All they found was few
u ' . in.. rL i . . ..i.
dollars, however, and" " here -"Mr.
Mahoney paused to relight his cigar.
And several small crusted stones
Which they threw away. I was never
able to find the stones."
Epigrams Now Doled
Out -Iri South Side
Court for Pastime
"What'd ,you all git 'for gittin'
drunk last' week." said one -colored
resident of the Stfuth Side to an
other. "Oh, Tedge Fitzgerald gave me a
"He giv' you what?"
"He giv' me an epigram, thas whut
-'How qome, epigram, w hat it tie?''
"Why he sent me to jail for) 10
days and told me it was a 'epigram. 1
He said is was ahetrt sentence that
seenidd light, but gives you plenty
to think about." ,,;
Planned for War Brides
Manchester, N. H., Sept. 4. In
novation, is rtromised when tha local
public schools '-open in September,.
for three sessions a week will be de
voted to the Americanization of war
brides brought home by the boysf
the A. E. F. from France, Belgium
and the' other non-English-speaking
countries. Age will bar no one, so
long as she is a genuine war bride.
There will be no fee charged for
education. The war brides' school
jvill be open cvery'Monday, AVcdncs-
day and Friday evening during the
school year. Besides English, almost
any subject will be taught lor which
there proves to be a common
mand, as 'expressed
Fire Wagon Lawn Mower
v Scheme to Keep Grass Short
Wabash, Ind.. Sept. 4. Here's a
Wabash father j who's- solved the
problem of painless grass-cutting.
Being the parent of a live-wire
Going Away ?
Aft Work Leaving This Office Is Open
7 for Inspection by Any State Dental Board
' 206 Neville Block Entrance 16th mmA Heracy StreeU.
Daily Hours 8:30 to 6:00 P. M. Tyler 5117.
W. OFB!f SUNDAY FROM 10 TO 1.
9-year-old sonj this . doting parent
constructed a'iiniature fire. wagon
ovet hfct lawn jnower and attached a
de-Ueet. of garden hose. The truck has
a bell, with cord .extending to the
end of the mower handfcy
Now 'the neighbors" offspring vie'
with fond father's boy for the priyi
But the scheme has its drawbacks,!!
fat inventor oareht a.9mte. So zeai
ous are the Juvenile, "firemen" that
the grass has literally been shaved
off of some portions of the lawn.. . :
'Let the' Omaha Printing
Company supply your lug
gage needs Our bags and
suitcases are the most com
fortable yet they possess
all the qualities of dura
roominess and style.
i of Teetlf
MONEY BACK IF I HURT YOU
My method is without question, the "most
up-to-date process used. There is NO
pain and NO ehock to the nervous system.
This is valuable to you whether or not
you are of a nervous temperament.
Neither is there any feeling of sickness
or ill after effects that heretofore made
people afraid of the Dentist's Chair.
In My Office the First
Cost 1$ the Only Cost
'I do not advise you after the examination
that there is more work to do than had
been expected! My, price the last day is
the same as the first. Good dentistry is
real economy and remember every case
receives my personal Attention,
By RACHEL MACK -Introducing
My ' Faithful Knight,
Mr. O'Connor. ?
I wonder if you've ever heard nic
sjicak of Jim.- Xo? Well. Jim's the
most red "headed, hot tempered cop
that ever swung a sicR on a bat.
lennore, lie's' silflereij for soni;?
with the mistalgen idea that I'm
going to nVarry. him some day. f
can't seem- to cure him of the no
tion. , ;
' Jim and I were pals back in th;
days when I was at the';glve coun
ter. He warited me to; marry him
then, but someday I .was shy on
the idea, and kept putting him' off.
Maybe it was because I wanted a
little taste of lifebeforc I anchored
everlastin'ly to love in a cottage. It
might havebeen because I wanted
to see if 'Jim would slick, or iflhe
was cliasin' a passin' fancy. Or
maybe it .was just the fun of keepin'
him on the anxious seat. Who
But while we were driftin' along
in this sweet indecision, something
happened that put the soft pedal, if
not the evcrlastin' mute, on the
weddin' bells for Jim and mc.
Quits as Saleslady.
It was when t decided to quit the
clove counter and open the studio.
(I'd been Yeeliti' the call for a long
r,i.vlA T l'An ,1... t.fni ...wine ,.1 ,r
bonnet and didn't air it for general
discussion. I knew I liad the nerve
and the brains to put tlie thing
I' says to myself, ,"GcrtjMillcr.
what it takes to make a fortune
teller, vou've got. You can read a
face like an open book, and by
lookin' at a man's lines you can all
but tell what he likes for breakfast.
Ybu've fitted gloves, and you've
studied humau'naturc till you've got
the combination.- You know half
the people in town by sight, and the
other half by reputation. You can't
fail. Success is parkin' round the
corner. Go and g.et it.", ,
Add to these, little acts. the sad
and convincin argument, tfiat my
arches were breakin,' and you have
the whole story.
Rents an Office,
I' took all the money I'd saved
and rented an office in a respectable
neighborhood. ' I hung out a sign as
sober as an optician's, , inserted a
few modest ads in the leading pa
pers and sat down to wait results.
In? sign react:
Fortune Teller and Occult.
, , Advice.
(Private and Exclusive.) M'1
That was all.Jiut it did the work.
The first week I had 37 cousulta-
Can Malta Immediate Delivery en
L. C. Smiths, Olivers
Buy Now and Save Money.
Doug. 4120 1912 Farnam St.
This iRMderful booKwillbe
ssnC free to any man oponre n
tM terra SioeV HkVrvWe.lenM. I;
trtius. Lady Luck wa,s witlf me. In 1 started then at full tilt, with Jim Rct
cvery case I managed to show tlie i ting more sore and raw everj min-
silvcr limn s to the 'trouble clouds
and give satisfaction. On my desk
was this little motto in a neat frame:
Jt lou are Helped 1 ell our
Have I mentioned that Tim was
still in the dark? So far as he knew.
I was On a week's vacation, reslin' my
feet for the big March sal stampede
at , the ' glove counter. .You see I
wanted to "strike 12 and make a go
of it before I let him in on the secret,
s Sends Word to Jim.
At the end of the week I saw that
all was well up ih Gerty's room, and
sent Jim a , neat communication,
printed on the back of one of my
new business cards. It read:
"Mr. James O'Connor: We have
occult advice for you. Come at 8
this evening to the given address and
hear news that concerns your future
Well, at 8 sharp the bell biuzcd
and I opened the door. Tint had on
his uniform ind his fightin' face.
When he recognized me . standin' in
tlie door he began to sputter like the
engine of a sick motor boat.
"Gerty Miller," he gasped, tcarin'
.at his hair like a wild man.
'Wot Gerty Miller, Mr. O'Connor"
I says, enjoyin' my own joke to the
limit, "you have the distinguished
honor of addrcssin' Clarisse. exclu
sive fortune teller and dispenser of
occult advice." '-
Well, of course the explainin'
What Kind of a Cigar Do -You Smoke? Better
Name Brand and Price, Says Tip From Vender
"Have you any stogies out
' The speaker was only half inside
the door of the tobacco shop; it was
as if he doubted that his brand of
smoke ever got east of Pittsburgh.
"Sure we have," the clerk an
swered, after taking iiijiis whole ap
pearance with something of a gleam
in his eye. "They're 4 cents api.ecc,
or four for a quarter." y.
Up Goes Price.
"Give me four." said the easterner,
and the clerk rang up 25 cents, hav
ing raised the price of stogies from
4 cents to a trifle over 6 cents each.
He v as unashamed, even boastful.
"Some people' don't know how to
1 alls to a,lerk,to get service out of
them," the salesman said. "Now.
the other day a man came in and
asked for a good cigar. I set out a
box of what I "consider the best 10
cent cigars on the market. He just
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CORNER 14 AND DODGE STREETS
Opposite U.R Headquarters.OMAHA.
USE BEE tWANT. ADSTHEY BRING i BES.ULIS
i ute. He had come, officially, it eecms.
'after tippin' the chief off that he was
lined. up. for a raid oil a hunch ot
I crook mediums.' I saw the joke was
olf; furthermore, before he had tin-
ihed talkin', I hid made the aston-
lshin' discovery that Mr. O'Connor
looked on the fortun' profession like
a western .sheriff looks on horse
thicvinV ' t t '
It was pretty . hard on both of us,
Jim begged me to can the whole bus
iness and marry him on the spot. He
said it wasn't fit and proper for a re
spectablccop to have an acquaintance
in such a shady profession, much less
a wife. He was as scornful of thft
37 silver eagles I had penned during
the week as a Sunday school com
mittee that's been offered a dollar
for the buildin' fund of the promi
nent exbrewcr. Even my cryin' on his
shoulder didn't soften him any.
Wo knew it was war between ut
till one of the pthcr said quit.
That was seven vears aco. I've
moved to fashionable quarters, and
raised my prices yearly. I ve got the
biggest followiu' and the highest ren-j
utation.in town. There's a new thril'I
in the work cverv day and I'm a jt
happy woman; that is, if you'll ovtt-.f-
look the one cloud in my sky.
I can't give up the profession and
Jim can't ivc up Gerty Miller. We
are still at war.
. Next Week I Take a Hand in the
Corjright, l!f:o, Thomrson Feature Service.
laiscd the roof with mc; said they
were too cheap.
"After this 'when a man says he
-wants a good cigar I set out the
most expensive in the house."
"How much does the best cost?"
asked his listener. '
"What did you chargei tlie man
that wanted the most expensive?",
'j)h. he took four and I let him '
have them for $."
"GiveSuc a S-ccnt c'igar," the au-1
riience said, and he left, counting
his change. V -
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TradStDimcils composed of rcpre'
sentftives of "employers' associations
and of tradfrhmions in a particular
i -1 . r , .
uauc or section, oi an industry ave
suggested asVa first court of appel
in the case ot disputes which may
arise among workers iii England.
Our entire Stove
Stock to be closed
out. Buy now for
Living Room Suites at $259.50
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