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t ' THE BEEi OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 192Q.
Plan tq Ask for
Spokesmen From 27 Central
C&tea Will Urge House
, Committee tq Consider
. St Louis, Dec 28. -Spokesmen
from 27 central states will ask an
annual appropriation of $ IOC .000.000
V 3r 10 years when they appear be
fore the subcommittee of the house
committee on appropriations Jan
uary 19 and 20, in the interest of
waterways improvements. . Tliis was
, announced by James E. Smith of
this city, vicf president in charge of
waterways of he Mississippi Valley
association, who will head the dele
gation. , " ' . .
Mr. Smith asserted approximately
500 persons would compose the dele
gation, and that virtually every one
of the 250 congressional district in
the 27 valley states would be repre
sented, . '
The, appropriation to be asked is
not excessive, Mr. Smith declared,
as that amount ls needed to make
proper improvements on the coun
try's natural carriers. t
Representative Campbell of Penn
sylvania, Mr. Snrth continued, has
promised to resubmit to die next
congress, his bill of the last congress,
providing for the expenditure, of
$100,000,000 a year.for five yars, al
tered to provide for the appropriation
of that amount each year for 10
years, for inland waterways improve
ments. ' " . ' k.
Passage of the NewtonTnll will be
demanded, Mr. Smith explain edThib
bill calls for the expenditure of
$100,000,000 to complete improve
ments already begun.
These improvements are eastab
lishment of a nine-foot channel in
Um Mia.Sceinni frnm the mOUth of
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ine .ivussuun river iu inn y"k"i
a six-foot channel in the Mississippi
from St. Louis to Minneapolis; a
nine-foot channel in the Ohio from
Pittsburgh to Ca:-o. and a fix-foot
channel, in the Missouri from St.
Louis tit Kansas City.
Mr. Smith said he expected the
detestation's visit to be especially
fruitful as it would "exceed in num
bers and personal i"fluencf " the
delegat'on of 300 which two" years
ago, visited Washington and ob
tained the establ'shment of the gov
ernment barge line on the Missis
American Relief Workers
Stationed in Turkey Safe
New York, Dec. 28. -Seven Amer
ican rf lief workers who have been
cut off from outs-'de communication
in Urfa. Asiatic Turkey, since Au-
iistx19, were reported "safe and
Wailing opporiuimv l leave, w uis-
patches received by the Near East
Relief. Owin to restrirtinm im
posed by Mustapha Kemal Pasha on
the movement of relief wovkers in
territory held by Turkish nation
alists, the Near East Relief an-
nn.mi-sd th ilpnartnrc of the rtrr-
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laved for some uny., .
Dog Hill ParagraU
By George Bingham -
Jefferson Potlocks, who has been
lecturing his children on economy
HOLDING A HUSBAND
Adele Garrison's New Phase of s
Revelations of a Wife
in an aifort to get them to save
their nickels, was asked by a com
mittee of them today why he didn't
quit spending so much for chewing
tobacco. . i .
Sidney Hocks has bought a pocket
dictionary and says from here out
he is not going to stop until he finds
out what the Wild Onion school
teacher is talking about.
Sap Spradlen last Sunday came
very near driving off of the Gander
creek bridge. If he keeps on driving
reckless he ought to be made to put
an automobile horn on his buggy.
Does at Cat Fall On Its Feet?
Many of the members of what we
call the "lower types" of animal life,
possess natural attrjbutes- which can
be approached only witlPdimcutty
and after long training by human
beings. -The ostrich, for example,
can run far faster than anything
else on two legs; a dog's lungs are
many times more powerful than
those of a man's, and the "strength
in the hind legs of a flea makes even
those of a kangaroo appear puny
and weak by comparison.
The cat does not. possess many of
these superlative qualities, but it is
equipped by nature with the facility
of landing on its feet probably due
to- the -centuries during which its
ancestors roamed the woods and
leaped from bough to bough, yfor
squirrels and other animals that
lead a similar life have the same
facility. This sure-footed ability Is
dtae to two causes the construction
of that portion of the feline brain
which controls the balance, and cer
tain sets of muscles which enable it
to turn rapidly without thejiecessitv
of securing an initial impetus. That
man can develop this trait to a. cer
tain degree is evident from the feats
of acrobats, and dancers, (but even
then it takes years of practice to
attain- something that comes natural
to the cat.
(Copyright, 1920, Wheeler Syndicate, Ine.)
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take GroveVlWkXATIVB BROMO QUI
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The FFsrewell Word Betty Kane
I watched Mrs. ' Luken's face
tensely as she answered the tele
phone. Ready for either a rush to
the waiting taxi outside, or a sedate
advance to the telephone, according
to the pei son at the other end of
the wire, I waited her signal
She did not need to give the nod
she had specified, however, for her
first words gave me all the informa
tion I needed.
"Betty Kane?"she said, evidently
repeating for my benefit the name
just given her. "How-do-you-do?"
Yes Mrs. Craham's right here."
I was at her side when she had
finished speaking, and put the tele
phone receiver to my ear in won
dering trepidation. .Naturally, I as
sociated a message from the crippled
woman with the man named Tom,
who had brought the letter from
Grace Draper to me at Betty .Kane's
nome. . !
"Mrs. Graham?" Betty - Kane's
rich voice sounded melodiously over
"Yes, Miss Kane. How fortunate
that you should have telephoned me
at just ins moment. I have been
called away, am returning north to
day, and I would otherwise not have
been able to communicate with you
Again. And I do so regret not be
ing able to see you."
The words pounded perfunctory
in my own ears, even though I knew
that every syllable was truthful. I
was sorry not to see the crippled
girl again. She had appealed both
to my sympathies and my liking
very strongly. v , But I knew, and
guessed that she knew also, that I
was talking against time in a child
ish, involuntary attempt to ward off
any bad news she might have for
. , Surprising News.
"Going away! So soon." Her
voice was full of startled, genuine
regret "Oh, indeed, I am sorry
to, hear that, more sorry nqt to sec
you again 1 But that is our lot
down here. Our, friends flit back
home when the spring comes. You
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I Regret at the .sacrifice of profits is swallowed
up in our great appreciation of the splendid re
sponse to the announcement of our
( Nox motive exists, no consideration has cred
: ence, no object is recognized, save the one of
9 Much of it is of a character we could not re
place if we would. The wise will accept our
advice and buy while stock lasts, v.
Wednesday will be another great day.
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, FURS Coats, Coatees, Scarfs, Stoles, Muffs
f COATS,' SUITS, DRESSES for Women,
v '. Misses and Girls
. UNDERWEAR Men's, Women's, Children's
' " " for day or night wear
Blankets, Comforts, Outing Flannels.
Wool Dress Goods
AT PRICES REDUCED UNTIL' IT HURTS,'
are surely coming back again some
"Next year, if I possibly car I
"I'm so glad," she answered, with
evident sincerity, then, slowly:
"But I mustn't forget what I called
you for. Am I right jn thinking
you are interested in the movements
of my former Sunday school pupil?"
I paid a mental tribute to her dis
cretion in refraining fropv mentioning-Tim's
name, as I promptly answered-:
" . -
"Indeed I am."
"I thought so," she said. "It has
just come to my ears that the per
son in question has stopped work
down here, and is going north. I
have no idea why, but I thought you
might wish to kncw the fact."
"I cannot- thank you enough," I
said steadily, although the news had
upset me far more than the simple
fact of Tim's going north warranted.
"And now I must say good-by, and
hurry away "
An Astonishing Meeting.
"Good-by, good luck and God
bless you!" she quoted from the
farewell messages given the soldiers,
and as I put up the receiver I had a
sudden, swift vision of the patient,
gifted, crippled woman sitting ip
her wheel chair, and sending me her
message of good will. I felt as if
I had received an accojade.
With a hasty f arcvell to Mrs.
Lukens I stepped into the waiting
"Is there another road to Hamle"t
besides that leading past the rail
road station and through the center
of the village?" I asked.
"Of course there is." Mrs. Lukens
called to the drivfr. "Go ovef past
the Curtis place and then turn down
to the Hamlet road."
"Alt right", the driver returned,
and in. a few more minutes I had
left Cedar Crest behind and was
speeding through a road I had never
seen before, but which, like all. the
others in that section, was bordered
by the lofty, longleafed pines, i '
At v Hamlet I followed Mrs.
Lukens' suggestions rigidly, dis
missed my driver, and entered the
station with my bagl. I waited un
til he was gone, and then with ap
parent timidity, proffered my in
quiry concerning trains north.
"We can only sell you a ticket as
far as, Richmond, lady," the agent
said, in the monotonous manner
born of much repetition. "Youll
have to take your own risk after
"Oh, but I can't do that!" I said
pettishly. "I'll just have to go back
again. Oh, dear," my driver's gone!
Can you tell me where I can get a
I -was afraid the man would ask
me where I wished to go, but he
was evidently too busy for either
speculation or inquiry.
"There's one just driving, up," he
said briefly, "returning to his work.
I engageu the man he indicated,
drove to Aberdeen, repeated the lit
tle play I. had before staged, and
finally landed at the destination
Mrs. Lukens and I had planned for
my departure Southern Cedars.
The ticket office, more pretentious
than the others, was crowded when
I entered it, and I had to wait my
turn in the line formed by the win
dow. As I stood waiting in the
line, wondeprng what would be the
finale of-lfiy rash venture into the
unknown perils of the trip which
Dicky had forbidden, I suddenly
caught the strong impression that
some one was looking steadily at
I glanced up quickly, to meet the
intent, questioning eyes of Hugh
Detective Chief Better
Chief , of Detectives Char'es Van
Deusen, who has been confined to"
his home, 14S7 Emmet street, for 10
days with a severe attack of indiges
tion, was reported somewhat im
proved in condition yesterday.
v' Brief City News
Fined For DiHtntlwnce W. J.
Cowing: was fined 120 and costs yes
terday In police court on. a chargv
of disturbing; the peace.
Dnnn Gets Pointer Henry W.
Dunn, police Judge-eloct, was at
police ciurt yesterday listening to
the trial of cases before Police
Judge Foster, '
Shoplifter Fined Mrs. Mary
Polando was fined $"5 yesterday In
police court on a charge of "lift
ing" $25 wortn of articles from ths
Parcel Post Growlns Parcel post
business in Omaha this year in
creased 126 per cent -over last year's
business, according to Acting Post
master Herbert S. Daniel. , -
Fathers and Sons Week -Plans
for a "Fathers and Sons Week" will
be made at a meeting of ministers
and educators Tuesday night at tht
Young Men's Christian association
Sues For Divorce- Cutle Wade
yesterday filed suit for divorce from
Bebee Wade, charging desertion for
a period of three years and cruelty
and nonsuppoit prior to the alleged
. Plans European Trip Although
84, Joseph H. Millard, chairman of
the Omaha National bank board of
directors, plans to make another
trip to Europe next spring If he Is
Divorced Couple Hewed A month
after they were separated by a
divorce decree, William and Minnie
Mann, 3454 South Fourteenth street,
kissed and made up and were mar
ried again Monday night
Three .Hundred Arrests Made
Three hundred arresto for violation
of the Volstead act have been made
in the last year in Omaha, accord
ing to a statement yesterday by
Prohibition Dlrctor Hanley.
To ' Initiate 100 F.Iks One hun
dred now candidates will be initiated
into the Elks club Thursday night
Children of members of the club will
be entertained at a party at the club
rooms, Fifteenth and Harney streets,
Match Coin to Sill Ante Three
automobile dealers matched coins
yesterday to decide who would sell
a small touring car to the city. Rov
Parsley wasv"odd man" amd made
the sale. All three bid the same
amount, $588.10. ,
Pool Halls Robbed The Monarch
pool hall, 109 South - Fourteenth
street, and a pool hall at 1010 South
Tenth street, were burglarised Mon
day night. A quantity of cash, bil
liard balls, cues and cigars and
clgareta were stolen.
Talk on American Legion T. X
McQulre, attorney, will talk on "The
American Legion and Us Purpose" at
the regular mpetlng of the Omaha
notary club in the Hotel Rome at
noon today. This Is the last meeting
of the year and will be in charge
of the directors with President A. B,
Kills Mountain Hon A moun
tain lion measuring seven feet from
the tip of his ear to the tjp of his tail,
was killed recently by .Larren O.
Scott, formerly of Omaha and son-in-low
of Mr. and Mrs. J. U Houchln,
6725 North Thirty-first avenue. The
kill was made a short distance from
Mr. Scott's ranch at Bowie. Arls.
v Elks To Dance The Elks Second
Informal Dancing club will give the
first of a series of dances In the Elks
lodce room this evening. Any Elk.
desiring to Join this - elub should
apply at once to one of the com
mittee consisting of the following:
Charles D. Lonergan, Walnut 0056;
Charles Marshall, Colfax 0075: Grant
Rydberg, Walnut 2105; Otto Nellson,
Boy Hit by Auto Dies George
Jensen, 8, 2403 St. Marys avenue,
died shortly before . noon yesterday
of injuries sustained Monday after
noon when the lrlver of a high
powered motor car struck GeorKe's
Christmas sled as the. boy was coast
ing on it down St Marys avenue.
The motorist sped on without stop
ping to ascertain the extent .of his
"Dope'V Officer Named Clyde
Lake, fofer federal narcotic agent'
has beeir'appolnted -a special in
vestigator in the police department
to run down drug dispensers, accord
ing to announcement by Chief of
Police Eberstoin. A corner's Jury
yesterday ordered Leander Little, a
negro, held for - the killing of his
wife, Osetta Little, on Monday morn
ing at the Little home, 2512 Maple
Refuse Pbotograiilv Fear that
the bootleggers would know her and
wealthy relatives living In the state
would learn she vas a public dance
inspector in Omaha was given by
Mrs. B. M. Johnson as a reason for
refusing to be photographed yester
day. Mrs. Johnson attempted to ar
rest three men Saturday night at
Twentieth and Harney strees, whent
she Baw , them "passing a bottle
Zion Movement Explained
By Rabbi Mandclbaum
Present conditions in Palestine
were described by Rabbi Mandcl
baum of Lincoln in an address on
"Zionism" last night in the Lyric
building. Rabbi Mandclbaum has
made a thorough study of the pres
ent day problems confronting the
Jews who are interested in. the Zion
movement and gave vivid descrip
tions of the past, present and fu
ture of the movement for colonizing
the Jews in the hnd which was theirs
In ancient times.
Always say "Bayer"
Aipirin it trade mark Bayer Manufsc-
ture Monoaceticscidesterof Salicylicscid.
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- : Blankets! "r
Over 5,000 Pairs to be Placed on Sale
Wednesday at Half Price and Less
Even Though Thisf Large Quantity :e Must Limit Quantities. rNone Sold to Dealers
, There is no need to wait longer for the blankets that you have
wanted for so long. Here is the sale of sales. We've taken our en
tire stocKtogether with a large purchase and will place the entire
lot on sale Wednesday at prices that have been unknown for years.
Nothing in the world seems half as necessary to life and hap
piness during the cold wintry nights, as a pair of soft, downy but
heavy blankets. They keep the sleeper warm and comfortable and
will be the means of saving much coal. j '
THE FINEST, HEAVIEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DUR
ABLE BLANKETS YOU CAN FIND will be placed in this great
sale and as so many people have been doing without blankets for
the past few years they will Welcome this opportunity to replenish
' their stocks. - ' . , ,
Here are a fev of the many special values which will be offered here Wednesday:
Cotton Blankets ,
at $1.95 V" :
l,000i pairs Cotton Blankets at $1.95 pair. In
cluded are colors of gray, tan or white. . These have
v handsome colored borders of blue or pink. These
are large size blankets and are of splendid quality,
perfectly finished edges. . ' , ' ;
Sub Wool Blankets
1,000 pair Sub Wool Blankets at $3.95 pir.
These come in the 'plain grey, tan or white colors;
also beautiful plaid and block designs. These are
neatly, bound with ribbon or finished with thread
whnp'-d dges. 'The sizes included are up to the
large 72x84-inch size.
600 pairs Wool Blankets at $5.95 pair. This is a
most unusual offering. In this lot are included some
'of the "St Mary's" celebrated wool blankets. They
come in beautiful plaids or block' designs and in
handsome colors. Handsome finished edges. ,
Pure Wool Blankets
200 pairs handsome Plaid Blankets for $2.95 pair.
. Thes? are, of heavy weight and excellent quality.in
splendid range of beautiful colorings.
600 pairs beautiful Blankets at $4.95 pair. In
cluded in this lot are blankets containing only a
small percentage of cotton. The designs are beauti-
' ful plaids as well as plain colors. All are largo
: sizes, suitable for full size beds.
250 pairs all pure wool Blankets at $9.95 pair.
These are a beautiful soft, fluffy quality possessed
of great warmth. Tbey come in all white with pink
or blue borders at well as the handsome and popu
lar Scotch plaid design. .These are all full size
blankets . 4 1
Bed Comforts covered with silkoline of fancy design and filled
with pre white cotton. These are the large 72x80-inch size and are
most unusual values for $2.95 each, '
Fancy Cretonne and Silkoline Covered Comforts. These are of
excellent quality and in handsome designs. They are filled with good
quality of white cotton and come in sizes of 72x78, 72x80 and 72x84
inch. Much underpriced at $3.95. -
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