Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 24, 1921, Page 4, Image 4

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Two Blazes in
Fremont Cause
Heavy Damage;
Fires Believed of Incendiary j
Origin Break Out Simultane- j
ou&ly in One of Principal
Business Blocks.
Fremont. Neb., Feb. 2.?. (.Special
Tflegram.) Two fires believed to
have been of incendiary origin,
damaged -a principal business block
here tost night. The loss is es
timated at $10,000 or more.
The blazes, which were discovered
simultaneously by persons in the
street at 9, were in the K. D. Gage
office over the Fremont State bank
at Sixth and Tark streets and in
the apartments over the Moine com
pany store five doors east. of the
Before the fire department arrived
at the bank building the flames had
spread between the walls of the
upper story and the roof fell in a
few minutes later.
The Gage office and several other
offices on the upper floor were prac
tically ruined when water froj the
tire hose ran into the bank below,
greatly damaging the expensive fix
tures and furniture which have but
recently been installed.
The entire business block was
threatened for a- time, but hard
work on the part of the fire depart
ment succeeded in keeping the
flames from spreading beyond the
one building.
The fire in the apartments oven
the Moine Co. store was checked be
fore it had gained much headway,
Chamber of Commerce at
Kearney Backs Race Meet
Kearney, Neb., Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) When members of the Kear
ney Business Men's Racing associa
tion "expressed reluctance about stag
ing the annua! midsummer races this
year, fearing that a deficit might be
incurred, the Chamber of Commerce
unanimously voted $1,000 as a guar
antee against such loss. Kearney
will have her summer race meet, the
schedule for which is to be drafted
Saturday in Omaha by officers of the
Nebraska Speed association.
Buffalo County Will Sell
Poor Farm in Near Future
Kearney, Neb.. Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) The Buffalo county poor
farm acreage has been valued at
$185 an acre by a board of apprais
ers. At a special election last fall
Voters of the county favored dispos
ing of the farm, which is located
about 12 miles from Kearney, and
relocation of a suitable home for
the county's charges in or near
- some village easy of rail access
The board has not determined if the
land will be sold at public auction
or on closed bids.
Syracuse'YoutU Fined for
Stealing Auto Battery
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 23.
Cn.rnl ' FHHie Henslev. 18. of
Syracuse was fined $75 and costs in
county court here after having con
fecort Vip theft of a batterv from
an automobile. Charles Wilson and
Perry , Tarker, arrested at Syracuse
for driving a car without - a 1921
license tag, were arraigned !n county
court, but the charge against Wilson
was dismissed and Parker fined $25
' and costs.
Madison County Farmer
Kills Self Near Enola
Madison. Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Carl Smith killed him
self bv discharging the contents of
both barrels of a shotgun through
his heart. The traeedy occurred 'by
the road side near Encda. His auto
mobile was .near the body with
water frozen in the radiator. Smith's
father took his life in a similar man
ner some years ago. Temporary in-
sanity is given as the motive.
v Holt County Hae First
Burean Marketing Agent
O'Neill, Neb., Feb. 23. (Special.)
Holt county is the first to have
a marketing agent for its farm bureau.
The agent, who was aopointed last
week, already is on the road and
disposes of agricultural products
direct from the farmer to the con
sumer. A large number of cars of
hay already have been sold, also
considerable stock.
Funeral Held for Former
Holt County State Senator
' O'Neill. Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special.V
Fiineral services for Frank W.
Phillips of Star, northeastern Holt
county, who d'ed of pneumonia fol
' lowing a stroke of apoplexy, were
held at his home. He was a former
state senator from Holt county" and
prominent in local and state busi
ness and political affairs.
Alleged Auto Thief Is
Arrested in Minnesota
Beatrice. Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Paul Geisler, wanted in
Beatrice for the theft of an auto
mobile belonging to Miss Kate
Webb of this citv and for jumping
his bond of $1,000 in the district
court, was arrested at Pine City,
Prominent Nebraska City
, Merchant Dies in Omaha
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 23.
(Special Telegram.) Samuel Gold
berg, prominent merchant here, died
in an Omaha hospital. He had been
proprietor of the largest clothing
store in Nebraska City for the past
35 years. He is survived by a son,
Mose, and two daughters, Mrs. Ise
man and Mrs. Cohn.
Lincoln Grandmother
Becomes Gymnast, Author, .
Swimmer, Diver, Dancer
Farmers Wife, Mother of Seven, Moves to Lincoln at
Age of 50; Reduces From 200 to 140 Pound,
Becomes Active Social Worker, Writer, Edi
tor and Athlete Plans to Walk to N. Y. t t
Lincoln, Feb. 23. Mrs. Ada Car
roll Wormian at the age of 53 has
accomplished what most women of
her experience and years are willing
to leave for their daughters to learn.
Most women nfter having reared
seven of eight children and having
performed all the duties of a farm
er's wife for more than 30 years arc
ready to settle down and take life
easy, if possible. Not so with Mrs.
Wortman. Mrs. Wortman moved
to Lincoln from the farm a little
more than a year ago. Since com
ing here she has become an expert
swimmer, an enthusiastic gymna
sium student folk dancer, a writer
and editor, social worker and pro
fessional woman of no mean ability.
"It's all because I had the inclina
tion and pep to get young again."
says Mrs. Wortman, who boastingly.
admits she is also the grandmother
to seven children. ' .
After considerable persuasion Mrs.
Wortman toid her story, "in the
hopes that it will arouse from the
cement of old age some of the other
grandmothers of "the country who
are) prone to sit' and let age take
its course." . ; -
Married When 18. .
Mrs. Wormian married when 18.
During the first year of her marriage
to O. J. Wortman they moved to a
farm. As ,Mr. Wortman acquired
wealth, Mrs. Wortman acquired add
ed responsibilities. At the age of.
35 she was the mother of seven liv
ing children. The cherished am
bition to become a' writer of recog
nized ability were' lost-sight of in the
care of her children, her housework
and the thousand and one other
duties of a farmer's wife.
When past 50 Mrs. Wortinah
looked into the future and saw a
chance to realize her ambitions of
coming to the city and try her hand
at writing. A year ago last June,
after five of her children had. married,
a sixth in the army, and there being
but one son, Gifford, aged 17. left at
home, she packed up and moved to
Lincoln. Gifford ( came along and
during the schpol yar attends classes
at the state farm.
She began writing stories about
farm life for the agricultural maga
zines. Most of her stories related to
the affairs of farm women. In her
own words, she "had been through
the mill herself -and knew every
problem the fanner's wife has to. deal
with." Her first stories attracted the
attention of the publisher of an Iowa
journal, who appointed he,,editor of
the "home department" of' -flis agri
cultural magazine.
Writes Fiction.
She is trying her hand at Vri'.ing
fiction and has been successful . iii
selling a few stories of this" ort Oc
casionally she has sold storied to. the
better known national publications.
Shortly before coining to Lincoln,
Mrs. Wortman became interested in
physical culture and dieting. t;She
reduced her weight . from 200 to 17Q
pounds, and once, just to see .'if "sTie
could, she trained down-to 140
pounds. "Training dowji' Q 14Q
pounds," she says, "caused nijf 'Chil
dren 'to hy-1 was working too hard,
so I quickly regained 30 pounds and
they let me alone," ,;. .
Instead of eating -abreakfast, Mrs.
Wortman goes through 30 minutes
of carefully prescribed exercises
every morning. "Two meals a day
are enough for any one," she says.
Once a week, ev.ery Monday morn
ing, Mrs. Wortman is at the gymnas
ium at the local Y. W. C. A. Vitlin
the last year she has learned, to nkin
the cat," turn somersaults, swing on
trapeze bars and rings and jump the
"horse." After aft hour or so of this,
she joins the clas in a few minutes
of folk dances. ' -. v '
As regularly as Monday, night
conies, she visits the swimming pool
at the local high school. During
the last year she has learned' to
swim and dive. She has mastered,
several good strokes and swims or
floats on her back" with ease, Re
cently she learned to-turn-flip flops
from the spriugin-g board uifo the.
water. One of her favorite stunts
is turning somersaults in the water.
Mrs. Wortman has induced a
number of women friends past mid
dle age to join her at the swimming
and gymnasium classes. Mrs.(
Wortman says a number appear o
be 10 years youngf since taking up
this exercise. , "It's wonderful the
way some of these old wonlen .have
learned to swim," she .declares..
Rarely a day passes but what, she
is asked 'by her church or club to
assist jn "mothering" some unfor
tunatexchild. She has a new nine-room home
at 3248 Starr street to care for. and
is always at home in time to pre
pare her son's meals. She does all
her own housework.
lrs. Wortman last year took a1
course in suori siory writing ai i"c
University of Nebraska. She also
studied French.
Mrs. Wortman's husband is still
a farmer. He now has farms in sev
eral parts of the state and comes
to Lincoln over each week-end to
visit his wife. "He says for me to
stay here and enjoy myself," she
Between times she writes her
magazine stories and edits her de
partment for. the agricultural maga
zine, -She does a great deal of read
ing. "When not otherwise engaged,"
Mrs. Wortman said, "please remem
ber that ,1 have several erandchil-
Ldren to knit for.". '
As a climax' it might be well to
add that Mrs.' Wortman is serious
ly thinking of walking to New York
this spring or early summer.
Nurse Identifies
' Auto of Kidnapers
-Norfolk, N.eb., Fjeb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Jennie Shaffer student,; who eicaped from three kid
napers who attempted to -bind and
gag her on a lonely road near here
Friday night, identified the auto
mobile in which the trio escaped. No
arrests have been made as yet.
The owner of .the" car : which is
used, on a taxicatj litie asserts that
the machine was'in the garage at
the'-.time of the attempted abduction.
Railroad men have offered a reward
for the conviction' of the men who. at
tacked the, young woman.
Plans for Bonus Parade .
; Made by Ex-Service Men
rians for the bonus parade of . ex
service men Saturday afternoon
weremade af a meeting, of the com
mitte'e in charge Tuesday night in the !
mayor's office at the city hall. The1
men will meet in uniform at Seven
teenth and Capitol avenue. Saturday ,
rt 2 p. m. kF. L.' Heinze,, former '
naval ensign, will be marshal and j
will have six assistants. I
Thd Elks, High School, Desduncs,
Italian a'hd Musicians' union .bands
are expected 'in ; the line of march.
Mayor" Smith will be asked to issue
a proclamation tor the decoration of
the city. He will review the pa-rade-
The line'of
from 'Sixteenth and Capitol avenue
to Douglas to Tenth to Farnam to
Twenty-fourth to Harney tovSix
teenth to (Capitol avenue where it
will disband. :
Madison Chronicle Sold
Madison, Neb., Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.- Benjamin McKeen,
veteran editor and owner of thc.Mad
isori Chronicle, has sold his plant
to William M. Rynearson, who will-
take control March 1.
Trio Who Escaped
Grand Island Jail
Sent lo U. S. Prison
Men Caught on Island Near
Kearney After Jail Break
Sentenced to Leav
enworth. .
Grand Island, Feb. .23. (Spruit.)
Frank Dynes, Howard Grover and
Milo Long, the trio who escaped
from the Hall' county. Jail Several
weeks a'ga and were captured on an
island near Kearney after a posse
hunt of many hours, were sentenced
to Fort Leavenworth tefday by Fed
eral Judge T. C. Mungcr. ,
No mention was made of their es
cape during the trial. Mrs. Frank
Dynes, who was charged with aiding
and i abetting the escape. was dis
charged. While awaiting trial.
Dynes, emulated the late lord mayor
Vaf Cork by. attempting a hunger
strike,', but His fast lasted but 24
. i, Dynes and. Long were sentenced
W two and one-half years, and Grov
er to 18 months; They were accused
of stealing atttomcibSles.
Herman Shank of Silver Creek was
seiitencfcd to six months in the Lin
coln county jail for violation of the
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l-Pain in Stomach, Sourness,
j GasCs and Acidity relieved
t u with
Pape's Diapepsin"
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Your upset stomach will feel fine!
No' waiting! When your meals
don't fit and yoii feel uncomfortable;
when you bclcrr gases, acids or raise
sour" undigested food. When you
feel lumps of indigestion pain, heart
burn or 'headache from acidity, just
"eat a' tablet of harmless and reliable
Pape's Diapepsin , and the stomach
distress is gone.
Millions of people know the mag
ic of Pape's Diapepsin as an antacid.
They know that- most mdiges'tion
and disordered stomach are from
acidity. The relief comes quickly,
no disappointment, and . the cost is
so little too. Pape's Diapepsin helps
regulate - your . stomach so you can
eat favoVite1 foods without fear.
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should not be "dosed." Treat
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Over 17 Million Jan Vttd Yedrly
tnem ext
666 will break a Cold, Fever
and Grippe quicker than any
thing we know, preventing
pneumonia. '
1508-1510 Douglas Street
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Striking Examples of Removal Sale Values in
Our determination to close
out every garment iny our
present stock is vividly em
phasized in these never-to-be
equalled suit values.
Three Feature Offerings
For Thursday
New Spring Suits
that should sell to
New Spring Suits
should sell to $65.00
New Spring Tailleur
Blouse Coat Types
Embroidered Suits
Hip Length Models
New Loose Back Effects
' Ripple Suits
The Omaha Woman or Miss with a need for a new suit, and a de
sire to share in most extraordinary money savings will not deny(
herself the wonderful advantages to be derived .by selecting her
suit here Thursday.
A Storewide Stock Disposal Must
be effected before we Move into
our New Home in about 30 days
Our all new $100,000 stock is thrown into this great unloading
sale at about Factory Cost Every garment a new 1921 spring
creation. , ' ; ' .
New Spring Suits
that should sell to
TtqhII Cord Covert Gaberdines
Tricotints Poircl Twills
Naval Checks
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Volstead act. -Ira ' Miller, Frank
Roush and John Wilson were sen
tenced to, 10 days in jail, and Charles
Freeman fined $100 for violating the
liquor laws. They all pleaded guilty.
Nebraska and Iowa
Cadillac Men Meet
Thirty eb'rn.-.ka and Iowa Cad
illac automobile dealers were lunch
eon guests of the J. 11. Hansen
Cadillac company, Omaha , distribu
tors, at the Uotel Fontcnclle, yes
terday. Similar luncheons, were held in all
parts of the . country yesterday
hy Cadillac dealers and dfstrihutor.s.
J.; II. Hansen, James Muldoon and
J. ,V. Van Camp made short talks.
Ashland High Team Members
Guesls of Grain Exchange
- Members, of the Ashland High
school team winning the grain grad
ing contest of the Omaha Grain ex
change were guests of the exchange
in Omaha 'yesterday. They were all
taken for a tour of the South Side
markets in the morning by F. P.
Manchester, secretary of the ex
change. -A :4incheon at the Cham
ber of ConiniprGe and a visit to the
Union PaciffC"shops in the after
noon' comqjlf ted their entertainment.
Women emplpyed. in industrial
work in Michigan "are paid the same
rate of pay fis!;"men for. the same
work, i"; r
. Then 'it is Genu
Warning! Unless you see the name "Bayer" on tablets,
you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by
physicians .for 2 1 vyears and proved safe by millions.
Accept only r.n ''unbroken package" of "Bayer Tablets of.
Aspirin," which contains proper directions for Colds, Headache,
Pain, ToothachCi Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Neuritis. Lumbago.
HandT tin boxes of 12 tabids otwt but a few cent Larger package.
Aspirin lalhe trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of Uonoacetlcacldeeterof BallcrUoaoM
None Sold
to Dealers
iry Sale.
We Shall Dispose of EVERY
Buy NOW-- "
Take 6 Months
to Pay for
A Small Down
Balance to
Suit Your
Here's the most remark
able offering that lias ever
been brought to the atten
tion of Omaha's buying
We shall not carry over a Fuf Coat or Cape,
be cleared Thursday. That decision is final,
that will astonish' the entire city. :: ,: . -. :
Our cabinets must
So here are prices
38-inch Siberian Squirrel Coat. . . .... ... .'. $850.00 Value, Now $325.00
36-inch Natural Muskrat Coat. . . . $450.00 Value, Now $125.00
Bay Seal, Australian Oppossum trimmed a..$450.'00 Value Now $ 99.50
Pony Coat, Kit Coney trimmed. ......... $195.00 Value, Now $ 79.50
Bay Seal Coat, Raccoon brimmed Collar
and Cuffs. : $450.00 Value, Now $149.50
Bay Seal "Coat, Squirrel trimmed Collar ,
and Cuffs:: $450.00 Value, Now $169.50
Bay Seal Coat, Marten trimmed Collar
and Cuffs $425.00 Value, Now $139.50
Russian Pony Coat, Raccoon trimmed.... $450.00 Value, Now $169.50
Arctic Seal Coat, Squirrel trimmed $395.00 Value, Now $ 99.50
Leopard, Coat, Raccoon trimmed. $285.00 Value, Now $ 79.50
Kit Coney Coat, 36-inch length $150.00 Value, Now $ 59.50
Pony Coat, Fitch trimmed $350.00 Value, Now $ 99.50
Deep Mink Cape...; '. $395.00 Value, Now $ 99.50
Mink Stole, large si2e. . . $395.00 Value, Now $ 99.50
Jap Mink Scarf. ,.'..Y.i : . r.. $ 98.50 Value, Now $ 24.50
Large Mink Scarf. T $150.00 Value, Now $ 59.50
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