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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. JANUARY 22, 1921.
Man Fires Home
To Play Role of
Hero Before Wife
Husband, Possessed With Be
lief He Could Effect Recon
ciliation, Ignites House
. Where Mate Is Asleep.
Thomas V. Wilson, 34, proprietor
(if a garage at Sherman avenue,
confessed yesterday morning to Act
ing .Chief of Detectives John
l'ssanowski that he had set, fire' to
the home of his father-in-law, J. C.
Moore, 1511 Locust street, while
stimulated with a maudlin desire to
poe as a hero. . ; .
ined he could bring about a recon
ciliation with his wife by rescuing
her and a 2-wrcks-old baby after he
had tired the Moore home. He was
arraigned in police court on a charge
of arson' and was bound to the dis
trict court "under bond of, $2,500.
Mrs.' Wilson filed an action for
separate maintenance three week's
k ago. The Wilsons were married in
December, 191Q, by Father Sinnet fol
lowing a war romance. Wilson was
overseas 14 months of 29 months in
The incendiary fire endangered
the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Moore
and their six ions', and Mrs. Wilson
and her baby. The actual loss by
fire was about $500.
"I'll just tell you the truth." Wil
son told the chief of detectives. "I
thought if the house caught fire I
could save her and the baby and then
we- could go 'back together again."
He related how he obtained kero
sene at a garage and gathered dry
leaves which he placed at the side
of the house at about 2 in the morn
ing. ; " -v . . .
Wilson was arrested at Sixteenth
and Vatcs streets by Patrolman
Rcbcr shortly after the fire had been
- extinguished.' Mr, Moore told the
police that he suspected Wilson.
i Gas Plant Superintendent v ,
Gets New Job at Los Angeles
Sidney C. Singer superintendent
of the gas plant here since 1918, vill
go to Lob, Angeles February 1. to
enter the service of-the Southern
California Gas" company. He is a
native of Omaha, son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Singer, graduate
of Omaha High. School class of 1901
and he was graduated from the Ar
mour Institute of Technology in
1909. ' 7 '.- ,
Mr. Singer entsred the service ot
the United Gas Improvement com
pany, of Philadelphia in 1907 and
was stationed at Syracuse, N. Y.,
Sor 10 years before he came to
.: Omaha. . ' ' v. ;v "
Omaha Business Show to Be
A Held January 31-February 5
' - An Omaha Business Show, in
: which all kinds of office appliances
atid office furniture will be shown
i. to be held on the fourth floor of
ffie Orchard & Wilhelm company
, -January 31 to February 5.
f The show will be open to the pub
lic each day except Monday and!
'Friday, until 6 n. m. , On 'Mondavi
a;id Friday the show will remain f
open until 9 p, m. ,
i. Invitations to the show have been
sent out to members ol all business
clubs and students in commercial
schools, and colleges of the city.
All exhibitions have been furnished
by Omaha firms.
To Assist Employes
In Habits of Thrift
A savings plan provided for the
1 1,500 employes of the NortI western
Bell Telephone company h;is been
.'tunouueed. This action was taken.
President W. B. T. Brit exolaine.l,
as a part of the tjat'onal thrift move
- The plan provides that any em
I'loye within his option may fill out
an agreement, designating a bank of
his choice and telling how much Irt
wants deducted from his wages and
deposited to his account each month
The employe under the plan wl!
retain possesion of the baik book"
the account to be ;n his name and
he may at any time withdraw all or
pny portion or the amoui.t writer1
lias been deposited to his credit. The
comnanv merely forwards a check to
the bank each month: covering the
amount deducted from the employe's
wages under his authorization.
As a part of the savings plan the
telephone comnanv expects to fur
nish .househould , budget, books for
free distribution to employes who
may desire them. - '
To Hold Big Banquet
Plans for the annual banquet of
the Omaha Manufacturers' associa
t;on were made by the committee in
charge at a'meeting in the Chamber
of Commerce yesterday afternoon.
The committee comprises Al
Rloom. William ' T. Monaghan and
Tom Coleman. The banauet will
be held the eyepinsr of February 17,
probably at the : Chamber of Com
merce,':' .' "'. ' .
At this anrtiul affair, samples of
all croods made in Omaha are given
to the guests .at the. banquet, gener
ally in such quantities that each
guest must employ a large sack to
carry them home.'' ,t '.
38 Witnesses'Called for
Second Trial of Dr. Kent
The rosccution has summoned
witnesses in the case against Dr. H.
5.. Kent, who will have another tria'.
next week in , district court before
a jury , and District Judge A. C.
Troup. , - ' - : "
Kent has been in' the county jail
since last July, when he was arrest
ed on the charge of attemoting to
kill two newlyrborn babies in a cis
tern at Thirty-third and California
The twins are at the Methodist
hospital and it is orobable that they
will be; offered -. ... in evidence at the
trial next week. '-'''.-
Don't Begin to Worry
-.About Shortage of. Ice
Fiftetn hundred ice cutters were
thrown 'out of work this week, on ac
caunt of the w arm ' Weather," but the
ice experts ; sav thpt , February ha?
not been heard from and that 'they
have sufficient faith in the shortest
month of the year to believe that, if
will come m with enough frigidity to
yield all the natural ice that Omaha
will need next summer.
"Don't be lugubrious," says the
Bill Would Put
Traction Fare in
Hands of Council
Contemplated Measure Pro
vides That Authority to Reg
ulate Trolley Rates Be
Taken Front Rail Body.
A bill will be offered to thi
Douglas ' county delegation at Lin
coln next week, proposing to give to
the Omaha city council authority to
regulate rates and service of street
railway companies within the cor
porate limits of this city. The bill,
if it should be passed, would take
from the state railway commission
its present jurisdiction over the
Omaha and Council Bluffs - Street
The state supreme court has
passed on the question of whether
the state . commission has this
authority, in a case wherein the city
legal department of Omaha resisted
the jurisdiction of the State body,
A companion bill also will be of
fered to the Douglas county legisla
tors, to give to the, Omaha city
council authority to engage neces
sary expert assistance in meeting
rate cases wherein public service
utilities are concerned. This bill
also contains a provision that Oma
ha shall have authority to , mak
physical . valuations of public utili
ties, a power now vested in the state
railway commission. '
Boy "Judge" Imposes
Heavy Sentence on
i ; "Traffic Violator"
Jack McClrsky, 2570 Jones street
11-year-old Mason school' boy, dis
played keen judicial talent yesterday
morning when he presided over a
inock police court in connection with
"safety first" week exercises. -
Karl Anderson, 11. 2429 Pacific
street, was brought before the court
on the charge-of -having run over
William Dagasco with an automo
bile. Ralph Stapenhorst, 11, served
as policeman for the occasion. ' H;
was assisted by Joe Bona:ci an
Edward F.kwall. ;
"Judge" McCIusky knitted his
judicial brow a few times and then
solemnly pronounced the sentence
"Ten years at had labor in Lin
coln." "' ' .
This was the first polioe cour:
scene enacted in any of the schools
to emphasize the ''safety first" cam
paign. " :. ' - ' ' . ' '
Balmy Breezes Prevail
Half Mile Above Omaha
V. E. Jackl, meteorologist of tie
local weather bureau, maintains an
aerial robserv ation station at Ben
nington. , By -mean; of Icften which
he sends up, he Haft learned that
there has prevailed ' for several
weeks, about one-half "Tnile ahoy;
Omaha, a balmy zrecze which blows
from the southeast... I ; ' ,
! "Just take a little fyer a few thou
sand feet and you. will not need coal
cj" ' heavy garments. The tempera
ture is 30 to 4ft degress warmer than
at Sixteenth and Farnam itreets,"
lie said.- . .
. : i i-..,i ..'..,-.
Bee Vant ads are ipssiness getters.
Man Seriously Hurt
When He Walks Into
Path of Street Car
11. D. Moore. 502 North Twenty-
first street, lies injured in St.
Joseph hospital as a result of being
struck by a street car at Eleventh
and Farnam streets yesterday after
Moore was knocked to 'the pave
ment, losing several teeth and suf
fering severe cuts and, bruises about
the face, head and body.
Moore was walking 'south on
I Eleventh street and the car was
leastbound on Farnam street.
j The car was in charge of-Con
ductor thanes Kcgley, J4 Sown
Tenth street. .
Motomun J. K. Wajd, 623 North
Twentieth street, i told . ,, the police
Moore walked directly into the path
of the street car. apparently deaf
to the gong which he said he sound
ed. . . '' , '
: Moore's condition ' is not critical.
East Omaha Regular Village;
J. M. Santee Is First Mayor
I i .Ust Omaha is a regular' village
j now:. J. M. Santee, Twenty-first
street and Avenue K, has been ap-
i . . . .
I pointed mayor, having tne uistiuc-
tion of being the first mayor of the
new village. Fred Hansen' is the
first village clerk. The village was
incorporated Januaty 11. The coun
ty commissioners appointed Larry
Anderson, J. M. Santee, J. D. Mad
(iox, Sebastian Wourth and Roy Mc
Cabe trustees. . .
BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE NEW CUT SK
PRESH STOCK JUST KECElVED .
r ..C-: AT .. ,: ,.' '
: Broken Lines
2 for 25c
WOVEN MADRAS 1
$7.00 Grade $3.50 3 for $10
' FUR AND ALL LINED GLOVES NOW
'The Store of the Town"
Geo. T. .Wilson, Mgr.
Burglars Make Haul of
' Clothing; Overlook Jewelry
Burglars looted the home of M. V.
N'oi ris, O80S Florence boulevard,
Thursday night, according to Mrs.
Norns.'who reported the case to the
police yesterday afternoon.
JThcy. secured $200 worm of cloth
ing, but overlooked jewelry and
other valuables to a much larger
amount, .she declared. "
She was returning from a motion
picture theater Thursday night, she
said, and found the front and rear
doprs of the home i(e open.' She
believes the' -burglars were at work
and saw her approaching, escaping
through the tear door as she en
tered by the front door.
318-320 SOUTH SIXTEENTH STREET
A Sensational Reduction
Right at the Very
Beginning of the Season
HCiE off, ttl
One a 1 921 Model Direct From
York Values Up to $27.50
Our Mr. Waltin leaves Saturday evening for New York City where he will
make extensive purchases in Millinery and has arranged this radical re
duction event to make room for the incoming stock. ; .
Faille Silk Hats
Straw Braid Hats
Gros de Londre Hats
Satin and Faille Hats
Georaette and Straw Hats
Crepe d' Chine and Straw Hats
A veryrsmart display of Soft Rolling Brims, Off -the-Face Models, close fitting effects, ,.
short back pokes, Sailors and Chin-Chin styles trimmed with' sashe, ribbon, flowers
and feathers. -" . - -,: - r ' "'
The Colors Black, Brown, Navy, Platinum, Henna, Sunset,
, . Peacock and Duck Green .
125 Fine Trimmed Hats
Formerly Selling Up to $22.50
Your choice of fine Lyons Velvets, Panne Velvets, Hat
, ters Plush and Duvetyn models m every wanted color
trimmed with novelty embroidered effects,, Ostrich, .
nowers, iur ana metal emDroiaenes and ribbons. Every
one a beautiful and splendid value .......
MILLINERY SECTION SECOND FLOOR
AvBIG DAY of BIG VALUES
ri'.l'r "''?-? ? - O
mmng ana .
' 'Furniture '
J f -.
the Choice oj
. Our Entire
A Karperi'f 3-Pieee Genuine . Mahogany Living Room Suite
.u-ji - ''- .;'V-i-'1i"' Ar.Hhistrated ; '' : .
Distinctive in design, beautiful in, appearance. . The' Beats are unusually deep and the back
' broad; The' thick cushions," filled with steel tempered springs resting on spring Beats,-insure abso
lute comfort. The covering is of a high-grade beautiful figured velour. , s d CA CA
Suite, complete, for Saturday selling. . . . . . P uliUU
. ' ; ' l : Many Others to Choose From All Specially Priced. .. ;
si i a Ti
t Genuine American Walnut Period Suite
:;. A very handsome, well built.lserviceable Suite, consisting of
en a:., p m A T k Iff nlmr riraaMranil, Tjirarn 9-Mlrror VanitT
rtiil m .i.in.i.i.i-- - ' i
; Dresser-'-Fofmer Selling Pce, i46o.tra. ,
You Owe It to Yourself
to Investigate These t
A whole Bed Room full of
fine walnut furniture con
sisting of j ; '"
Fuli Size Bed
. Roomy Chifforette
Good Sized Dreiser .
Elegant Vanity Dresser
Suite, Complete, for
Values in Dining Furniture That Make Every Dollar Count
' Solid Oak :
jDinmg, Table, : phm THe -
, b it. a.vu flO.'IO
Dining Chairs ' ' '
fslib seat.1.... 8.00 ; 1 3.95
Buffet; , "
.k with mirror, v 45.00 . 19.00
China Cabinet,; " '
' large 65.00 26.75
.B4-inch ' top, -', ...
.: 'genuine quar
tered oak,. . . 75.00 . 29.00
i :l '.Many Other Big Values. :
r- 1W m
Genuine American Walnut Dining Suite
, Consisting of V
Dining Table 45x60-in. top, Queen Anne, . design, fine hand
Five Diners, to match, upholstered in best grade blue leather
One Host Chair, to match. Former Selling fQCrt
,, price; 1215.00 Suite, Complete, for.
Guaranteed Brooms, 33c.
Bowen's - Carpet Sweepers,
$1.95. ; .
41uminum Percolators, $1.25.
Aluminum ttk Kettles, $2.25.
Aluminum Stew Kettles,
; $1.45.; , ,
; 1 Queen Anne Buf f ett . .
Built to last a lifetime of Genuine American
Walnut with Burl Walnut panels. Former
selling price, NI215.00., s , ; flfl
For Saturday Selling .-....jpOOeVl
China Cabinets in Big Values
Price Selling '
American Walnut $96.50 $43.00
Genuine Mahogtuy 87.50 j 36.00
Jacobean Oak 68.00 24.75
Extraordinary ValuesDrapery Dept
.ri : .
. - Marquisettes Spprinl
Fancy Bordered Voiles in white
and ivory, shades; former
values S1.00 per yard. - Sale
price, per yard..1...... 49$
SO-inch- Marquisette in, .white
ivory and beige, splendid
uiality; former, Talues 1.25
- per -Vard. Sale price,- per
yard .. '(.'.:..... .....QQt
40-inch Marquisette in white or'
- . ivo'ryr best quality mercer
ized grade; former values
: 85c per yard. Sale price, per
.- ysTd ...i........ dt
50-inch Imported Scotch Madras,
-',.' hand . , colored designs -on
cream ground ; beautif ul" pat
terns, especially suitable for'
. :- dining room 6r den cur
, taipe; former -TSlues $3.75
. ' per -yard. ; Sale price, per
, yard $1.95
SO-inch Cream Colored. Madras
in pretty designs with small
- all-over ' patterns In rose,
blue or green; , former
. v Values $2.50 per yard. -Sale
price, per yard;..... SI. 45 ;
J6-lneh Crsnedines in : cream
shades with all-over patterns
in blue, rose and gold; for--'
: ran values $1.25 per yard.
Sale price, per yard... 65
. 36-inch Marquisette, good
quaRly, y in cream andv
. ecru colors; former value
'45c perard. ;.. (.
For Saturday Selling
. Fancy Colored Marqui
sette iin many shades,
also some : yith pretty
; borders both sides; former-values
85c to $1.00
per yard. .
" For Saturday Selling
36-inch Curtain Nets in while
and ivory colors; -former
values 63c per yard. Sale
price, per yard; -396
36-Inch Curtain Nets in white
and ivory colors, small, all
over patterns; former values
85c per yard. Sale, price,
per yard. ......... . . -49C
36-inch Curtain rets - in ivory
color; exceptional values
that have been selling et
$1.00 and $1.20 per yard.
Sale price. I . 596
50-inch Madras in many colors
for overdrapes; some, pat-
terns ot guaranteed suntast
goods; former values up to
$4.75 per yard. Sale price,
per yard .....$2.45
50-inch Madras in rose, blue,
green and gold; solid colors;
former values up to- $3.50
per yard. Sale price, per
yard ; $1.95
36-inch Madras, all colors and
beautiful patterns; former
values -up to $2.50 per .
yard. Sale price, per
30-inch Madras in solid colors
and some two-tone effects:
former values up to $1.50
per yard. Sale price, per
yard . ..75
BOWENfIoward St.; Between !5th and 16th
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