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THE BEE: OMAHA, 'WEDNESDAY", WCTOBEK-
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Slidwn This Year
Secretary Daniels Commends
Commanders for High Rec
ord Made During, Battle
, - And "Target Praotice.
tllUtp Tribun-Onmh Be 'Mwd Win,
Washington, Oct 12. Pnsatis'
factJlrv gunnery of the divided
American battleship fleet in 1919
lias creditably improved this vear.
acoordtng to Secretary of the Navy
ianiers. wno auworizca oublication
L.f - tt- I ' t Aim ..
icucr 10 comnwnaerj oi Auanuc
in Pacific fleets, commenditie them
i oa me target practice. v
Iu his letter to Admiral Henry B.
Wilsqn, commander-in-chief of the
Atlantic fleet, Secretary Daniels
'An analysis oil the"' results of
gunnery and engineering exercise
conducted by, vessels of the navy
during the year ending June 0,. 190,
show that the , battleships, under
yourjcommana ana perscnw'super
vlslefll, starting, with a high- -.percentage
of newly recruited and un
named personnel,, completed in
half year full i year s kunnery
schedule' except, the torpedo 4efer.se
ana Sight piachce, and' reached a
degree ot eiiiciency in engineering
wnicn jermitteathe conduct ot a
rrmarkaMy creditable full power
trial by all or the vessels.
Big Improvement Shown. '
curate confparison of the re
s' attained at all forms of srun
pVft'ctice by the battleships in 1918
1919 and m 1919-1920, 'shows clearly
She improvement from March 1919,
when the comparative merit at short
laugc. name practice was unsatis
factory, to June 1920 when the-avert
asre Performance) of; all battleships
of the fleet, aT the long range battle
and division practices was mudh su
perior to the, average performance
of the same vessels in the preceding
year, and showed a Very high state
of blittle efficiency in i the use' of
srmajHient' ; v ; ,j , ,-J .
(, To "Admiral Hugh vKodman, com
mander in chief of the Pacific fleet,
the secretary. wrote; .
"An analysis of the results of gun
nery Vnd engineering exercises, con
ducted by vessels of the navy, during
the year ending June 31), 1920; shows
a progressive improvement in gun
nery aud engineering efficiency from
the beginning to theend of the year,
h Exoresses Appreciation,
"!'& dcRartment considers that
the successful conduct of fufl power
trialsby'the three active battleships,
and by 24 destroyers of the Pacific
fleet, the remarkably excellent per
formance of the U. S. S. New Mexico
in engineering, and the general
progress toward gunnery efficiency
by all active ve.sselsxof the Pacific
fleet.'particularly the destroyers was.
hi view jpf ,the difficult personnel
situation, due chiefly to the skillful
coordination of effort of yourself
and lydur subordinates, arid desires
id ejdpress berelnits appreciation on
rne progress jnaae unapr aaverse
ndltions.w-v.", ;. ",,. Ia : v ."
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' ) y nesccrciary oi inc navy aisp aa-
a jeuer ot.-commenaaiion to
i tear Admiral Edward W. Eberle
ommander' of battleship division
.fivopf the-. Atlantic, fleet, i which
made the best showing in gunnery,
and toXaot. W. A. Moffett. U. S. S.
MissfssifSpn Capt. H. Hough, U. S
S. Utah; Capt. N. JE. Irwin. U.' S. S.
Oklahoma, and Gominander 'I H.
Klein, U. S. SDoyeti, wh&se shipsl
nuainecr a poiaDiy mgn aegree oi
efficiency in the 1920 practice.
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California Land Open r-
' To Entryn December 3
. Washington, Oct.v-12 Approxi
maJRly 6,300 acres of homestead and
1 de ftrt land in the Eureka and Sac
ranVnto land districts of California
will be opened to entry September 3,
the Interior department announced
The land is classed nonagricuitural,
mountain grazing land, and entry
will be reserved to ex-sojdiers, sail
ors and marines for 60 days after the
opening as provided by law. '
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League Advocate ti follow "
j Johnson on Speaking Tour
lew York, Oct. 12. -Francis J.
HeSey of California, former pro
gressive, now campaigning for Cox
5iid.Rooseveli and the league of na
tions, will follow Senator Hiram
Johnson, California, on his eastern
republican speaking tour, democratic
national headquarters announced.
Heney wilt speak wherever Johnson
Mas, -a aav or two or iwo laicr.
People of taste and discriminatirm are selecting this
The Kidbe Piano
fYTVhown only in our salesrooms
r J- w displayed in uieir nome.
A A demonstration toilt convince,
but not . obligate yw at. all.' u-
Girl BfoPs $50,000 ,
Suit Against: Bank;
MvsterV' in Affair
Julia Naoier yesterday dismissed
her $50,000 damage suit against the
American state bank and 1. W. Hast
ings D. W. Geiselman and D. C
Geiselmarf, officers of the bank,
filed in district court July 27, 1920.
The motion for dismissal was
made bv Attorney Harry E. Fle-
harty, a friend of D. W. Geiselman,
who is vice president of the bank.
The suit grew out of a dispute be
tween Miss Napier and officers ot
the bank regarding deposits tvhich j
thegirl said she had made tor the
All-Americau Chemical Co., 1210
South Sixteenth street
. M. P. McKinney, president of the
company, said that he got every
cent of his money back. The amojmt
ot money involved m the nispute
was $900, which McKinney said
was refunded to hior'last Saturday,
The means by which a settlement
was made have not been disclosed
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D. W. Geisfjman said the Ameri
can State bainc
did riot pay cent,!
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Try to Escape From
U. S. Prison B&ack
San Francisco. Oct. 12. Attempts
ot three military prisoners to escape
on an improvised log raft from the
tarmy disciplinary barracks oii Alca
traz island,m San Francisco bay,
failed today when they were rescued
atdawn by a ferryboat, nearly sense
less from submersion and all night
The raft broke up immediately
after the men wene taken from it.
According to military "officials, the
prisoners sawed tlieir way out of the
island cell house last night with a
fine-tobthed steel staw arid, after
launching their raft, .eluded a swarm
of police and government tugs
throughout the5 night. ., T '- "
- The men were R. E. Hanna, serv
ing It)': vears for desertion, prison of
ficials 'said, and C. H. Roberts and
J. J. Howington, whose senfenc"cS
would- have been completed -in a
month. They were taken " to an
.emergency hospital where their
condition was reported to be not se
rious. Their return to.. Alcatrez
island was expected today. '
Tenant Seeks to Collect
barndge From Landlord
v Chicaeo. Oct. 12. The - lowly
worm, the long-suffering tenant.J
rong gouged oy me lanworas. na
finally turned, and is having his
inning. '..' " ;
A. G. McGurreh,y having beaten
Mrs. Sarah Cassinrowner of a build
ing in which he lives, when s,he
brought ."an eviction suit, 'has turned
the tables and brought suit himself.
This time' he asks.10,000 damages
because Mrs. Cassin refused t fur
nish heat during the recent c"old
The healfh commissioner recently
warned landlords" that if any tenant
died because of the lack of heat in
the buildings and the case couM be
L clearly established, the city would
I MMnuAI nvtl'licf' trial 1l M A nrA -TH f
JJ1 tjt tv ciaaiiiob vij v. iauv.iut u uii a
murder charge. .
Stacks of Oats Burn
Superior,- Neb., .'Oct. 12. (Special
Telegram) A. , Bosserman, living
two miles east ot Superior, lost tour
large stacks of oats ;.wneu sparks
from a threshing engine ignited
the straw yesterday. ,Two of. the
stacks were, partly insured.
and are proud to havte it
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Jobs Very Scarce
By First qf Ypar
Contractor Says 100,000 Chi
cago Laborers Will Be Out
Of Worlp tjr January 1.
Chicsco Tribune-Omaha Dm Iacd Wire,
Chicago, Oct, 12. "If you have a
job hang on to it, and if you haven't
one, get one in a hurry,'" is the ad
vice being given by everybody whe
is looking ahead a little and. can soc
the readjustment which is already
under way. - . , .
"By January I, there will be
100,000 workers itf building trades
and allied lines out of work in Chi
cago, said E, M. Craig, secretary
of the Building Contractors' associa
Simou O Donnell, president of the
building trades council, believes Mr.
Craig's figures are a trifle high, but
admits that each day sees more and
more craftsmen out of work and no
prospects of conditions improving.
What are we going to aot said
Mr. O'Donnell. "We are ready and
anxious to start the badly needed
home building campaign. The con
tractors are equally anxious' to see
a begining of the '$200,000 program
. .i a J, I
ana me oanxers are witling xo come
The fact is, everybody is afraid
of the otfyer fellow. The , investor
ays he will not put his money into
buildings a the present cost of ma
terials and labor and will wait until
prides of both come down. He is
making a mistake. Wages will not
come down and the cost of materials
will not drop to any appreciable de
gree. It looks to me like xa' matter
for the federal government to
handle." ' ' i
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U. I. tDDCOal lTSin
I if l o ir 1
MfllfPS NvpH KVnrH
Of 80 Miles an Hour
i The private train of S'. R. Guggen
heim., president ot tne wevaqa
Northern railroad and - recognfeed
ooDoer king" of America.' estab
lished a new speed record of 80 miles
an hour last Sunday when an "S. O.
S." was sent out demanding his im
mediate oresence in New York at a
!eren?eHiolvinR m"lions o do1"
Guggenheim was hurrying to New
York from the west, the car he oc
cupied being scheduled to make con-,,
nectjon at Omaha with Rock Island
train No. 14. due to leave here, at S
o'clock. The second section of
Unjon Pacific train No. 16, to which
his car was attached, was late and
there was doubt as to whether the"
connection could be made.
Under orders from the, Union Ya-
cific headquarters here the Guggen
heim section left Grand Island at
2:33 p. m. Sunday, to reach Omaha
before 5 o'clock. It arrived here at
! 4:45 p. m. .
The distance traveled was m rail
road miles, which was covered in
135 minutes, including three stops,
t ! Divorce. Petitions. " .'.
- Pearl B. Shannon ' fealnst Jo!! Shan-
ndiii desertion. v. :
Ferdinand Meyer agatnet Freda Mfcyer,
desertion. ' , ... '
Mae Smtta againsi cnariea smun, cm-
Louise Ella aealnst Sam Ella, cruelty.
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Building Sale Is Still in
Ail Season You'll Find
You Have Need of a
Separate Skirt :
- And of course the demand is?
for, wool plaid and checks in
velour, serge- and tweeds, in ?
'either plain tailored, accordion
pleated of box pleated models.
Fancy pockets and buttons add
to their attractiveness. v ,
- Second Floor. . .
Real Lace Collars
In a1 Very Special Sale at Greatly1
Reduced Prices , v
A large assortment of slightly soiled collars including Real
Irish, Fillet and Val. with net and hand embroidery combinations,
are greatly reduced for Wednesday selling. v . . .
Just Arrived! An' Assortment of,
Hundreds of boys in town have been waiting for these
skull caps to come in, and onBCcount of the large demand we
would suggest that the boys are here-early.
special for Wednesday, 19c
Over the Political. Fence
Congressman Albert W. Jefferis
left Monday night on a western Itin
erary, under the direction of the na-
tional republican committee. ' In
view of the fact that he is a candi
date for re-election to congress in
this district, there is added interest
in his sudden leave-taking for the
The story is that he made a hit
last week with representatives of the
national committee who were, with
Senator Harding's party. .The con
gressman introduced Senator ad
Mrs. Harding to the Omaha crowds
and the general impression he made
"Upon the Harding party resulted in
nis enlistment as a national spcaKcr
in btihalf of the republican cause. .
After the Omaha meeting' last
Thursday night he had a conference
with Senator Harding and Harry1 M.
Daugherty, who is a member of the
national campaign committee. ,
Monday., morning the congress
man received a-telegram asking him
to go to Colorado, Idaho and possi
bly Utah, in territory where there
are senatorial fights." He will be
gone 10 davs. In the meantime his
candidacy, for re-election' will be pro
moted here by John Shanahan, his
secretary, and George M. Tumson,
his law partner.
Of the 12 republican candidates
for the lower house of the legislature,
Robert C Druesedow, George Dy-
ball, Harry A. Foster and Edward
A. Smith have represented this dis
trict at Lincoln. The personnel of
the entire republican legislative tick
et is unusually strong and commands
the confidence of the voters. '
Governor S. R. McKelvie will
speak in the ball room of Hotel
Fontenelle Wednesday '- evening
under the auspices of the' Douglas
County Republican club, Dana Van
Dusen presiding. The governot will
discuss the republican state admin
Death of Kaiserin
Was Expected; G)ffin'
Ordered From Berlin
"By KARL VON WIEGAND,
VnlTersal Service Staff Corresponderlt.'
Berlin, Oct. 12. The ex-Empress
Augusta Victoria, wife of the former
Kaiser Wilhelm II, was so close to
death recently thatr a coffin for her
wis ordered m Berlin and, an export
license to ship it to Holland had
l-been issued. .
The information has just filtered
into Germany from - Holland. At
the time her death was momentarily
expected. Count von Platefy former
lord high chamberlain ot the kaiser s
court, who sill looks after the kais
er's personal affairs here, 'had pro
cured a casket. '
But instead of receiving a mes
sage directing that tfre shipment be
mcde, he received a telagram saying
that the former empress had experi
enced a turn for the' better and has
bejen improving ever-since. '
Plan' Missouri River Darn
Neajr Geddes, South Dakota
; Geddes, S.,D., Oct.M2.' (Special.)
A convention of ( leading citizens
from this section pi South Dakota
will be held here Thursday night to
back a big power dam project across
the Missouri river at the Mulehead
ranch site near Geddes. Commercial
Something New to
Pretty pieces "of fancy work: and especially if
they are for the home have always been a source of
delight to the real home woman.- , . -
' Never before have we had such a beautiful as
sortment of-pieces to embroider and so much is to
be Morie in yarn that the patterns will work up in
such a little while.- -
Library tpble Scarfs
and Pilldw8 ,
to matdi, ' stamped, on linen
colored crash,, embroidered in
Luncheon1 Sets "
54-in. squares, with napkins to
match, stamped in attractive
designs on best quality piquot.
istration. A business meeting of
the club will be held after the gov
ernor's address. This club wr.I have
a campaign working . committee in
every precinct of the county.
Governor McKelvie postponed his
Plattsmouth address . yhich was
scheduled for Wednesday evening,
that he might accept an iuvitation to
speak in Omaha. ' 1
,Tbe downtown republican head
quarters in the basement at 1614
Harney street are now open and. all
republicans re cordially invited to
call and feel at home. Sanford
Parker is in charge. Mr. Parker is
an old resident of Nebraska. He is
aformer member of the republican
state central1 committee' and was in
the land office at O'Neill, Neb., be
fore he moved to Omaha a few
years ago. He will be pleased to
meet njs out-of-town friends at
headquarters, which will be open un
til election dty.
John N. Baldwin, republican can
didate for public defender, is stepping
uui witu muic nucrcsi anu confi
dence during Hie closing weeks of
the campaign. The recent arrival of
a baby girl at his home is the rea
son. , . . . ,
; All of the) five republican, candi
dates for state senator have served
in the state legislature. They! are:
Chas. L. Saunders, John W. Cooper,
Louis Berka, John W. Robins, and
J. A. Davis. Mr. Saunders is some
thing of a veteran as a legislator.
Messrs. Saunders, Cooper and Rob"
bins served in the last session and
Messrs. Berka and Davis served in
previous sessions. . i -
Thomas Lynch, secretary-of 7 the
Douglas county central committee,
will - leave tomorrow morning to
campaign in Lincoln, McPherson
and Arthur counties in behalf of the
clubs of Platte,' Wagner, Lake An
des, Dante, Ravinia, Arntour and
other towns will have delegations
present. Speakers whey have made a
close study cjf the proposition have
been asked to address the meeting.
A large delegation from Winner,
Dallas, Gregory, Bonesteel and oth
er towns west of the. river will -also
be present. t v v
Women to Blame for . ; . "
Flirting in Washington
By Universal Service. . . . ;j
Washington, Oct. 12. There's no
doubt of it, the men flirt in , Wash
ington. But you can't blame., them.
Mrs. Nina C Vanwinkle, wide awake
director of the woman's police, bu
reau here, says it's the fault of the
-t'lt's the girls' fault," she said" to
day, "Walk down 'F' street with
me. What do you see? A. girl, a
fur hung loosely around her neck, a
pocket book suspended seductively
trom her arm, and a hobble wa'k.
Of course the men flirt. And can
you blame them?"
Reds In Very Dangerous
Position on South Front
London. Oct. 12. Conditions
along the south Russian front have
assumed a Berjous aspect for the bolr
snevikj, according to advices re
ceived here. Gen. Baron .Wrangel's
troops are continuing to ; advance
north of Crimea and the Sea of
Our Great filter
ation and New
Center Pieces and
, Scarfs '
to match, stamped on white
needleweave.'ddne in deft blue
Card fable Covers,
and 6-piece and 5-piece lunch
eon covers, stamped for wool
embroidery on black patent
leather cloth. 1
The Favored '
; to be worn,--with the separate
skirt or tailored suit is of H,abu-
' tai silk, broadcloth, dimity or
linen. One may choose from our
""large assortment either high or
low neck models. .
Disappoint I4on--Th . big sur
prise promised the members of the
Lions dub -at Its luncheon and bus
iness session at the Hotel Rome yes
terday noon failed to materlallz due
to the failure of Enrico Caruso to
Resigns from Force Following a
SO-minute stormy session In the office
of Inspector of Police Fattullo Mon
day, I-ouls Diets, patrolmna, 3650
South Fifteenth streets who was fined
(50 on alleged charges of. Intoxica
tion last week, resigned from the
department ,tr.. . ,
Garments "Held , for - Rent Miss
Hayward of 211C Douglas street yes
terday brought' an action of replevin
against her landlprd, Blain Puttman,
to recover personal jgarmenta worth
$75.66, which , Puttman alleges- he
is holding in lieu of room rent owed
b;' Miss Hayward. Miss Hayward
declares that her former husband
should pay the bill. . w
Engine H1U Anto An engine on
I One of the
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4 n Anii "Freeze
Has the absolute guarantee arid backing of the $1,500,000.00 oil;
' DronMPties of the L. V Nicholas Oil Co. ' f
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FILL YOUR RADIATOR
' T 7EGALENE
y tonight and avQid the rushonihe first
V 1 - tected against the cold weather before it
will not boil away.
ter. It does away
Vegalene is not alcohol, but a purely veg'etable product with
all alcohols advantages and none of its disadvantages,, such
as boiling and evaporating and continuous need-for recheck
ing to make sure your mixture is really anti-freeze. ' '
Vegalene does not bo3 away it evaporates very slowly and
evaporation is replaced with, water not with alcohol or more
Vegalene. THE ONE FILL tWILL LAST VAN ENTIRE
SEASON. .'. . . : '. -r-
It is thie perfect radiator fluid for the year round. It is excel
lent for warm weather as it withstands 12 degrees more heat
than water,. 64 degrees more heat than alcohol and will not
freeze at42 degrees below zero. Is non-inflammable-and -v
DOES NOT CONTAIN NOR CREATE SEDIMENT. :J ':'
It will absolutely protect your: car if there are no leaks in thel .
cooling system. ..v , - . 1 ; . - '
V;- 1 IT BEATS ALCOHOL 1(000 WAYS.
y $1. 65 Per Gallon at All
L. V. Nicholas Oil Co. Filling Stations
rfth and Howard
49jth Ave. and Dodge
60th Ave. and Main (Benson)
38tfi Ave. and Farnam: '
m, Mcholas m Co.
the "Dodge street short line" haul
ing dirt in the excavation grading
work. on Dodge street collided with
an automobile, driven by F. D. Hub
hard, 1571 St. Marys avenue, when
Hubbard attempted to. drive across
the track at Fifteenth and Dodge
streets yesterday morning. Hubbard
was arrested for violating traffic
laws. . .
Caruso to bo Guest sifenor Enrico
Caruso, famous tenor, who sang at
the .Auditorium last evening, will be
the guest of the Omaha Rotary club
at a noon luncheon in the 'Hotel
Rome. Past President John Welsh
will be chairman. The speakers wilt
be Charlie Gardner on "Ak-Sar'-ben"
and Dan Johnson on "The Public
jOver 6,000 JEtats Killed.
' Corpus hristi, Te5c., . Oct 12.
More than, 6,000 rats have been kill
ed here at an average cost of 3 cents,
Boy Scout headquarters announced.'
Examination of the rats failed to
show a single symptom of bubonic
plague, it .was said. '
(A Purely Vegetable Fluid)
or the Age
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One Fill Last the'Tpntire
aoes not evaDorate. Have vour radiator"" filled
It beats water Ih summer
with radiator worries and dpes
But ft Purely Vegetable Compound
lBlSNSS SCOOP THANK YQtf
. ,17th and
'Nicholas Drainage Pits.
Tiny Boy Accjdent
Victim, figjits Brave J-
Battle for Recovery A
Joseph,' just Joseph. Is his name.
, Abandoned avlien a baby by his
motliej, .'"the. jittle child, 'now 4
years old, is in St Joseph's hospital,
a' victim of a fractured skulk 'broken f
arms arid minor injuries,, the result
of a fall. from. a high"chafrA-his fos--
ter parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith '
declare. '".'. ,
Through' all his suffering duriug .
the ast eight months, he has smiled , ..
and had a staunch hope for a happy
future in life. The sister' ind tiurseS
at the hospital have, waited upon
him as "their, idol. '"
He may never walk,'' due to in
juries to, nis limbs, ,bnt .H,e has been ''
gken such wonderful care that a '
ruddy complexion and ' a 'strong vi-
taHty have returned to him..
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coH day. e'pro- ,
and alcohol in win
not injure metaU
H (South Side jp:
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