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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 17, 1921)
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Girl's Rim After
THE BKIi: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 17,
Bandits Escape in Victim's Car
After Daring Robbery
Pleading for the return of a ring
:hcrished as a gift from her dead
mother, Miss Nellie Ensign, 18,
1422 1-2 South Sixteenth street, was
Vaten by two bandits who had
ilimbed aboard the running board
f an automobile Tuesday night in
vliich she was riding with her es
:ort, Clarence Rotchford, 22, 2209
The attack occurred on the West
Tenter street road.
Young Rotchford and the girl
vere driving near Ak-Sar-Ben field
vhen the bandits leaped on the car.
He stopped the car.
Peering through the drawn cur
tains of the sedan, he looked into
the muzzle of a revolver.
"St-'ck 'em up you and the girl,"
was the gruff command.
The bandits commanded both to
get out of the car. Miss Ensign
drew a ring from her finger and
dropped it unnoticed to the ground.
As she stepped from the running
board one of the bandits struck her
and demanded the ring.
''There it is on the ground," she
sobbed. "But please don't take it.
My mother gave it to me last Christ
mas just before she died. Oh, please
give it back."
The bandit returned the ring and
ordered the couple to "beat it."
Both bandits escaped in Rotch
ford's car after compelling him i to
jSst City Mail Changes
Confusion Will Be Remedied
Within Few Days, Post
Change of city mail routes from
the centra to the new Harney sta
tion has resulted in confusion and
congestion, according to information
coming from the postoffice.
The matter will be remedied with
in two days, Herbert Daniel, acting
The new Harney station supplants
the Union Depot postal station and
will be the main terminal for the
Local mail will be distributed
through Harney station instead of
through Central. ,
Lack of the proper amount of
equipment at the new Harney sta
tion to take care of all parcel post
and outgoing mails has led to the
congestion, Mr. Daniel was advised.,
Though the central postoffice ha9
not been abandoned entirely as a
distribution point, it will take care
of only incoming mail to be dis
tributed throughout the city west of
Thirteenth street. -
The Harney station will take care
of all outgoing mail.
"Dolled Up" Stephens
Salient Six Being Used
D. (Doug) Bowie, salesman for
the Mid City Motor and Supply Co ,
is demonstrating in a Stephens Sali
ent Six, which has been especially
"dolled up" for demonstration pur
poses yet represents all the good
qualities of the stock car.
All black enamel has been scraped
off the nickel substituted. The run
ning board has been romeved and
steps adjusted. There is an electric
liberty bell on the radiator and other
features too numerous to mention,
the car, aside from its many im
provements is painted a Saginaw red
and attracts a lot of attention.
The car is parked at the curb out
side the Auditorium and being used
for demonstrating the Salient Six
on display in the automobile show.
Doug made three demonstrations
in the car last night after 9:30.
Business has picked up for the
Salient Six. Bowie reports the sale
of two sedan in a short time Wednesday.
Nash Company Head
Comes to Show Here
Sioux City Man
May Buy Lease to
C. W. Nash, Kenosha, Wis., head
of the Nash and Lafayete factories,
will be in Omaha Thursday and will
be entertained at a dinner Thursday
at the Rome hotel which will be at
tended by all middle-western dealers
in Nash and Lafayette cars.
The Lafayette four - passenger
coupe, ?7,o:0, in bjue, and furnished
in brown vclour, sterling silver ap
pointments, four doors, absolutely
dust-proof appliances, and traveling
trunk m the rear, is one of the fea
tures of the auto show. A stock
Lafayette chassis, not made especially
for exhibition purposes, is also on
Move Launched in Support of
Kilmartin and Hopkins
An oreanization of representative
ex-service men is behind John Kit-
martin and John Hopkins for city
commisisoncrs. A meeting to torm
a definite organization and to discuss
plans will be held Friday night in
the Paxton hotel. All service men
are invited and urged to attend.
This movement was started by-
Clinton Brome, T. J. McGuire, Allen
Tukey and Amos Thomas. 1 A pre
liminary meeting was held in Mr.
Thomas' office Tuesday night and
another yesterday noon at the Uni
versity club. Mr. Brome was selected
to serve as temporary chairman un
til officers have been duly elected.
"We started this organization after
we were convinced that there was
considerable sentiment in favor of the
submission of two strong young men
who would command the support
of ex-service men in this city pri
mary campaign," said Mr. Thomas.
The members of this organization
will finance the campaign for thesa
Mr. Kilmartin is now in the gro
cery brokerage business, Mr. Hop
kins is a lawyer and served as super
visor of the federal census for Doug
May Recbristen Sherman
Avenue Sixteenth Street
The city council is in favor of
changing the name of Sherman ave
nue to Sixteenth, so to make the
name of this thoroughfare uniform
throughout its length.
The proposition was submitted to
the pity council yesterday afternoon
by the North Side Improvement club.
Commissioner R. N. Towl, announced
that he will bring in a resolution
in line with, that recommendation.
The club also suggested that all
north-and-south streets should be de
signated by numbers only.
Dort Touring Car Received
Its Share of Attention
The Dort touring car, painted a
sedan green with black moulding,
carrying out the extreme stream line
effect, priced at $1,350, Omaha, is
receiving its share of attention among
the more moderately-priced cars at
the auto show. Several models have
been sold during the show.
A cut open show chassis operat
ing in plain view of the visitors and
showing the easy accessibility of all
mechanical parts is another feature
of the Dort exhibit.
Negotiations Under Way for
Sale to "Gene" Eppley
But Deal Not Yet
Negotiations for sale of the Fon
tenelle hotel lease are under way.
E. C. (Gene) Eppley Sioux City
who operates the Martin hotel there
and a string of four more hosteler
ies, is likely to be the' new owner.
j He was in Omaha Tuesday with
his auditors going over the hotel
Price bid for the lease is between
$300,000 and $350,0000, according to
Omaha hotel men. W. E. Barkley
of Lincoln, receiver, recently quoted
the stock at $500,000.
From Lincoln yesterday Barkley
j gave out information over the long
I distance phone that the deal has not
j been closed.
Eppley indicated yesterday the
deal might be closed today.
The H. A. Wolf company, owner
of the hotel building, has no knowl
edge of the proposed sale, it was
stated at its offices. The company
owns 94 per cent of the stock of the
Douglas Hotel company, original
owners of the hotel.
Three Omaha groups were report
ed to be considering the lease pur
chase before Eppley stepped in. One
was headed by A. W. Nolet, the
present manager; another faction
sought to induce Harley G. Conant
to take it over, and the third was
the Wolf company.
Carnations Given to Women
Who View Cadillac Exhibit
Women who call at the Cadillac
exhibit not only get a glimpse of
the nifty Cadillac display but re
ceive a red or pink carnation with
the compliments of the J. H. Han
sen Cadillac company.
As a special feature of the private
show being held at the Cadillac
building, Twenty-sixth and Farnam
streets, the West Sisters orchestra
plays a concert consisting of classi
cal and popular music each evening
from 8 to 10:30.
Vtfhat Do You Say
when you ask tor
If you dorit say
you miss the best there is in
flavor, crispness, and all round
goodness. Get the flakes
that come triple-sealed in the
yellow and red package
Tney dorit mush down when
cream or milk is added.
Made by y
Fbstum Cereal Ca&cBattle (reekjfich.
Service Body is Formed
Chicago, March 16. The interna
tional secret service association was
organized by representatives of sev
eral large detective agencies in the
United States and Canada. The or
ganization will conduct a drive
against questionable detective agencies.
"California Syrup of Figs"
Child's Best Laxative
Accept "California" Syrup of Figs
only look for the name California
on the package, then you are sure
your child is having the best and
most harmless physic for the little
stomach, liver and bowels. Children
love its fruity taste. Full directions
on each bottle. You must say "California."
at the Auto Show
A marvelous Cadillao power
plant in actual operation, show
ing every detail of the internal
This is an exact duplicate of
the Cadillac motor, and is a
most interesting display
Foun4 On the Stage
Showing Devn& hooked tu y f
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Do Away With 95
of Your Chain Trouble
Briggs Auto Chain Hook
It is a positive tightening and locking device.
Impossible for your chains to come unhooked.
Chains are always properly adjusted; assures at
least 100 more wear from your chains; increases
tire mileage 30 to 50 per cent while using chains.
Chains can be adjusted to wheel without moving
the car or jacking it up. The Briggs Hook is
guaranteed to outlast four sets of chains.
Local Agents Wanted in All Localities
to Call on Auto Owners
F. J. GRACE SALES COMPANY
' 701 W. 0. W. Bldg.
Omaha, Neb. Telephone Douglas 7809.
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Truck Tire Spreaders and Hangers.
Tools of all kinds.
"Interlock" Inner Tires.
Second-hand Equipment. Accessories. Repair Material.
EVERYTHING FOR THE VULCANIZER
Vulcanizers Supply Co.
2912 Farnam Street Omaha, Neb.
Get In the habit of consulting us on your difficulties.
We are not in business altogether for profit only.
Ontthird More Loading Spact
Look at this picture of the
SAMSON Truck. Note how
the seat is placed forward
near to the hood instead of
back of it. This gives one
third more loading space for
SAMSON truck users than
is possible in other trucks of
same rated size and capacity.
Demountable Cleat Bands
Cannot Sink in Soft Ground
This is one of the newest
truck' inventions which you
will find on the SAMSON.
The wheels cany extension
bases, and the rear wheels are
equipped with demountable
cleat bands and grouters.
This provides sure traction in
any weather on any road, or
in any field. Mud, snow,
slush or soft ground hold no
terrors for SAMSON
Standard Motor Car Company
CARL CHANGSTROM, Pres.
2555 Farnam St. OMAHA Phone Doug. 1705
Built for Farm Work
The Samson Truck is not just an "ordinary truck" for
average hauling on good roads. It is a practical-proveri
mechanical unit and is built especially for farm haul-(
ing in the hard-going fields, as well as on the worst:
roads. You can use it in soft, slushy fields. You can
use it on heavy, muddy highways. The Samson makes
its own road. This is important to farmers in this com
munity because in bad weather, when the roads are .
muddy and the fields are soft, the owners of Samson
Trucks do not have their trucks idle, at busy times.
They can go right along with all their hauling. The
special and exclusive Samson Truck features, explained
opposite, make this possible.
We have Samson Trucks on our floor now and we will be glad
to show them to you and give you the full details of their
construction. You will recognize their practical value instantly.
Samson Tractor Company
9th and Jackson Sts. Tyler 3088
Book for the
Not a Catalogue, But a
Collection of Hints of
GREAT VALUE TO
Half the pleasure in automobile touring is in
being properly equipped at the start with the
lightest, best, most convenient form of equip
ment. Scott's book for auto tourists is the most
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full of the most valuable information. It is
almost indispensable to the tourist who has
never made a trip before. It is of the greatest
value to the man who has already made a
It starts with dividing auto tours into three
classes, the car which will be gone only a
night or so, such as picnickers, or fishing and
hunting parties; the permanent travel-by-auto
salesman or trans-continental touring party
making a rapid trip with one night stops, eat
ing part of their meals at hotels, and the na
ture of the tour making camp equipment space
at a premium; lastly, the leisurely, honest-to-goodness,
The necessary equipment for each class of
tourist is enumerated.
Here are some of the other subjects which
are treated exhaustively:
Things to Remember on Your Provision
Camp Tips (Several pages of most valuable
Especially for Anglers.
Pitching a Tent.
Proper Use of a Fly.
Useful Knots to Know (Illustrated).
Write for a copy of this book. It's Free !
We make a liberal discount to the trade.
OUR SALES FLOOR
which is just across the street west of
Auditorium is the
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Sights of the Show.
Auto Tourist Store
WEST OF AUDITORIUM
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