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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,' 1918.
Author ot "Pollyanna." . J
"r,hb- J,'' Maggie enigmatically, as Mr. Smith young man. He ovejr to them,
b, Perm.ion of Hwh& S Co. AuTpicked up his hammer again. f Miss Flora said. He spoke i to them
The Story Thus Far.
Stanley U. Fulton. multimillionaire, U
masquerading In Hlllerton as John 8mlth.
Kenealoglst. Ai a matter of fact, ht la
busy watching relative ha haa suddenly
made wealthy. He finds It interesting.
And he finds moat Interest In Miss Mangle
Iniff, whose father married the mother
of tha Blalsdells and survived her.
CHAPTER XV (CONTINUED.)
"Why, I can't believe it!" Miss
Maggie fell back with a puzzled
"Sold them! 'hv, I should as soon
think of his his selling himself,"
cned Mr. Smith. "I thought they
"Well, they ain't because he's sep
arated 'em." Miss Flora was rocking
a little faster now.
"But why?" demanded Miss Mag
gie. "He says he wants a rest. That he's
worked hard all his life, and it's time
he took some comfort. He says he
doesn't take a- minute of comfort now
'cause Jane's hounding him all the
time to get more money, to get more
money. She's crazy to see the inter
est mount up, you know Jane is. But
he says he don't want any more
money. He. wants to spend money
' for a while. And he's going to spend
it. He's going to retire from business
"Well," ejaculated Mr. Smith, "this
is a piece of news, indeed!'
"I should say it was," cried Miss
Maggie, still almost incredulous.
"How does Jane take it?"
"Oh, she's turribly fussed up over
it, as you'd know she would be. Such
a good chance wasted, she thinks,
when he might be making all that
money earn more. .You know Jane
wants to turn everything into money
now. Honestly, Maggie, I don't be
lieve Jane can look at the moon now
adays without wishing it was really
gold, and she had it to put out to in
terest!" "Oh, Flora!" remonstrated Miss
"Well, it's so," maintained Miss
Flora. ''So 'tain't any wonder, of
bourse, that she's upset over this.
That's why Frank give in to her, I
think, and let her buy that Benson
stock. Besides, he's feeling especially
flush, because he's got the cash the
stores brought, too. So he told her
to go ahead."
"I'm sorry about that stock,"
frowned Miss Maggie.
"Oh, it's perfectly safe. Mrs. Ben
son said 't was," comforted Miss
Flora. "You needn't worry about
that. And 't will pay splendid."
"When did this happen the sale of
the store, I mean?" asked Mr. Smith.
Mr. Smith was not even pretending to
"Yesterday the finish of it. I'm
waiting to see Hattie. She'll be
tickled to death. She's always hated
it that Frank had a grocery store, you
know; and since, the money's come,
and she's been going with the Gay-
lords and the rennocks, and all that
crowd, she's felt worse than ever.
She was saying to me only last week
how ashamed she was to think that
her friends might see her own brother-in-law
any day wearing that horrid
white coat and selling molasses over
the counter"! My, but Hattie'll be
tickled all right or 'Harriet,' I sup
pose I should say, but I never can
"But what is Frank going to to do
with himself?" demanded Miss Mag
gie. "Why, Flora, he'l! be lost with
out that grocery store!"
"Oh, he's going to travel, first. He
i. - . i . i t .
got a chance now, and he's going to.
They're going to the Yellostone Park
and the Garden of the Gods and to
California. And that's another thing
that worries Jane spending all that
money for them just to ride in the
"Is she going, too?" queried Mr.
"Oh, yes, she's going, too. She says
she's got, to go to keep Frank from
spending every cent he's got," laughed
Miss Flora. "I was over there last
night, and they told me all about it."
"When do they go?"
"Just as soon as they can get ready.
Frank's got to help Donovan, the man
that's bought the store, a week til!
he gets the run of things, he says.
Then he's going. You wait till you
see him. Miss flora got to her feet,
and smoothed out the folds of her
skirt. "He's as tickled as a hoy with
a new jack knife. And I'rri glad.
Frank has been a terrible hard work
er all his life. I'm glad he's going to
take some comfort, same as I am."
When Miss. Flora had gone, Miss
Maggie turned to Mr. Smith with
eyes that still carried dazed unbelief.
"Did Flora say that Frank Blaisdell
had sold his grocery stores?"
"She certainly did! You seem sur
prised." ,'Tm more than surprised. I'm dum
founded." "Why? Don't you think, like Mrs.
Jane, that he ought to enjoy his
"Oh, no. He's got money enough
to retire, if he wants to, and he's cer
tainly worked had enough to earn
a rest." '
"Then, what is it?"
Miss Maggie laughed a little.
"I'm not sure I can explain But, to
nie, it's just this; while he's got
plenty to retire upon, he hasn't got"
anything to retire to."
"And what, pray, do you mean by
"Why. Mr. Smith, I've known that
.man from the time he was trading
jackiiiv.es and marbles and selling
paper' boxes for five pins. I remem
ber the whipping he got, too, for
filching sugar and coffee and beans
from the pantry and opening a gro
cery store in our barn. From that day
to this that, boy has always been
trading something. He's been abso
lutely uninterested in anything else.
J, don't believe he's read a book or
a magazine since his school days
unless k had something to do with
business or groceries. He hasn't a
sign of a fad music, photography,
collecting things nothing. And he
hates society. Jane had to fairly
drag him out anywhere. Now, what
I want to know is what the man is
going to do?"
"Oh, he'll find something." laughed
Mr. Smith. "He's going to travel,
. first, anyhow. .
"Yes, he's going to travel, first.
And then well see," smiled Miss
By the middle of July the Blaisdells
were all gone from Hillerton, and
there remained only their letters for
Miss Maggie and for Mr. Smith.
Miss Maggie was very generous with
her letters. Perceiving Mr. Smith's
genuine interest,, she read him ex
tracts from almost every one that
came. And the letters were always
interesting and usually characteris
tic. Benny wrote of swimming and ten
nis matches, and of "hikes ' and the
"bully eats." Hattie wrote of balls
and gowns, and the attention "dear
Elizabeth" was receiving from some
really very nice families who were
said to be fabulously rich. Neither
James nor Bessie wrote at all. Fred,
too, remained unheard from. ' '
Mellicent wrote frequently gay,
breezy letters, full to the brim of the
joy of living. She wrote of tennis,
swimming, camp-fire stories, and
mountain trails; they were like Ben
ny's letters in petticoats, Miss Maggie
Long and frequent epistles came
from Miss Tlora. Miss Flora was
having a beautiful time. Niagara was
perfectly lovely only what a terrible
noise it made I She was glad she did
not have to stay and hear it always.
She liked New York, only that was
noisy, too, though Mrs. Moore did
not seem to mind it. Mrs. Moore
liked Coney Island, too, but Miss
Flora much preferred Grant's tomb,
she said. It was so much more
quiet and lady-like. She thought some
things at Coney Island were really
not nice at all, and she was sur
prised that Mrs. Moore should enjoy
them so much.
Between the lines it could be seen
that Flora was becoming just the
least bit homesick. She wrote Miss
Maggie that it did seem queer to go
everywhere, and not see a soul to
bow to. It gave her such a lone
some feeling such a lot of faces; and
not one familiar one! She had tried
to make the acquaintance of several
people real nice people; she knew
they were by the way they looked.
But they wouldn't hardly say any
thing to her, nor answer her ques
tions; and they always got up and
moved away very soon.
To be sure, there was one nice
down to Coney Island. He helped
them through the crowds, and told
them about lots of nice things they
didn't want to miss seeing. He walked
with them, too, quite a while, show
ing them the sights. He was very
kind he seemed especially 'kind,
after all those other cold-hearted peo
ple, who didn't caret That was the
day she and Mrs. Moore both lost
their pocketbooks, and had such an
awful time getting back to New
York. It was right after they had
said good bye to the nice young gen
tleman that they discovered that they
had lost them. They were so sorry
that they hadn't found it out before,
Miss Flora said, for he would have
helped them, she was sure. But
though they looked everywhere for
him, they could not rind him at all,
and they had to a'ppeal to strangers,
who took them right up to a police
man the first thing, which was very
embarrassing, Miss. Flora said. Why,
she and Mrs. Moore felt as if they
had been arrested, almost!
Miss Maggie pursed her lips a little
when she read this letter to Mr.
Smith, but she made no comment.
From Jane, also, came several let
ters and from Frank Blaisdell one
Frank said he was having a bully
time, but that he'd seen some of the
most shiftless-looking grocery stores
that he ever set eyes on. He asked
if Maggie knew how trade was at his
old store, and if Donovan was keep
ing it up to the mark. He said that
Jane was well, only she was getting
pretty tired because she would try
to see everything at once, for fear
she'd lose something, and not get
her money's worth, for all the world
just as she used to eat things to save
Jane wrote that she was having a
very nice time, of course she
couldn't help it, with all those lovely
things to see; but she said she never
dreamed that just potatoes, meat and
vegetables could cost so much any
where as they did in hotels, and as
for the prices those dining cars
charged it was robbery sheer rob
bery! And why an able-bodied man
should be given 10 cents every time
he handed you your own hat she
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Deny Having Signed Anti
Suffrage Petitions at Hearing
The hearing for the examination of
the signers of the anti-suffrage pe
tition was continued Friday in the
juvenile court room of the county
court house. The suffragists allege
that a large number of the signatures
on the petition were forged. The hear
ing is being conducted by Calvin
Emery for Judge Flansburg of Lin
coln, who renders the final decision
in the county court of Lancaster
county at Lincoln.
Tony Pane, who conducts a soft
drink parlor on the South Side, said
that he circulated six petitions. The
petitions were left on a table or on the
bar and any one who wished could
sign them. Men frequently signed
names for one another. The spelling
of the names on the face of the pe
tition and the spelling of those on the
back did not coincide.
William Tuttle, Florence, who is
employed at the water works, did not
know whether or not he had signed
George eParce, who lives at 3205
South Thirtieth street, South Side,
said he had never signed an anti
sufferage petition, and his signature
The hearing will probably extend
into the middle of next week as there
are a number of witnesses, who have
not yet testified.
George Mickel Goes East "
to Preside at Convention
George E. Mickel, of the firm of
Mickel Brothers company of Omaha,
has left for New York, Philadelphia
and other eastern points, and while
at Philadelphia will be one of a com
mittee to take up matters of national
importance in connection with the
talking machine industry.
The executive committee of the Na
tional Association of Talking Machine
Jobbers-has called an unusual meet
ing and as chairman Mr. Mickel will
assist in the unraveling of many im
Mr. Mickel will, of course, be a visi
tor at the Victor Talking Machine
factories at Camden. . i
Mr. Mickel's trip will occupy a
week or 10 days.
Six Divorces Granted in
District Court of Omaha
Six divorce decrees were granted
.Thursday in district court. They were:
Eliza Brown from Clifton, on grounds
of nonsupport; Alfred Carlson from
Dora, crulety; Eva Hart from Clar
ence, cruelty; Maggie Riddle from
Sheadrick, cruelty; Pearl C. Holm
burg from Leonard O., non-support,
and Marie Anderson from Oscar E.,
Four Nebraskans Wounded
With Expeditionary Army
Nebraskans as follows were men
tioned in the casualty list issued by
the War department Friday morning:
Marion McCoy, died from accident,
next of kin, Mrs. Hannah Harris,
Alliance, Neb.; Charles E. McKeever,
wounded severely, next of kin, Mrs.
Maggie McKeever, Long Pine, Neb.;
Joe Opeila, severely wounded, next of
kin, Mrs. Victoria Opeila, Genoa,
Neb.; Dewey E. Wright, wounded se
verely, next of kin, Omar K. Wright,
Ewing, Neb.; Charles W. Mitchell,
wounded severely, next of kin,
Matthew C. Mitchell, Holdrege, Neb.
Two Nebraskans Wounded
and Two Killed Overseas
Four Nebraskans were mentioned
in the casualty list given out Satur
day by the War department. They
were, Timon Hestekind, killed, Cedar
Rapids, Neb., giving his next of kin
as Mrs. Henry Ricken; Claude W.
Bills, killed, next of kin Mrs. Amelia
Trolson, Mills, Neb.; Joseph Duda,
severely wounded, next of kin Conkey
Lulj, 1911 South 12th street, Omaha,
Neb.; William E. McKinley, wound
ed, degree undetermined, next of kin
Mrs. Bertha McKinley, Homer, Neb.
Jewish New Year Program
. for Soldiers and Sailors
The Jewish Welfare board of Oma
ha for the United States army and
navy will entertain all soldiers and
sailors in this city for the Jewish
holiday, at a program and entertain
ment at their headquarters, third
floor, Lyric building, Nineteenth and
Farnam streets, on Sunday evening,
September 8, at 8 o'clock. The Jew
ish people of Omaha, especially the
ladies, are cordially invited to attend
and welcome our boys, who are help
ing us in the great struggle for de
mocracy. News of Brother's Death
Greets Her Home-Coming
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hiller are back
from Newport News and Chicago,
where they have been visiting their
daughter. On her arrival home Mrs.
Hiller was recipient of the sad news
of the death of her brother, Mr. I.
Riegelman, which occurred in New
Many New Firms Put on
List of Enemy Traders
Washington, Sept. 6. The war
trade bill has added 88 firms and indi
viduals o the enemy trading list, ef
Of the additions Mexico led with
3f and Argentina was second with 22.
That Will Withstand the Racket of School Wear
They will do this in a way to exceed your ex
pectations. The youngster who tries to wear out
a pair of them in a hurry will find that he has
a real job on his hands.
. These Shoes have good strong counters,
vamps and soles, soft pliable uppers and lasts,
which allow plenty of play to all their toes. The
wear they will give will more than offset the
amount of their cost
Red Cross Clerks Apply
for Passports Overseas
Miss Nell O'Donnetl and Miss
Anna Bailey, who have received ap
pointments for overseas duty as Red
Cross clerical workers, have applied
for transports abroad from federal
court. Miss O'Donnell has been em
ployed at the John L, Webster law
office and Miss Bailey at the Ma
honey & Kennedy law office.
Aika About Pershing Day. '
The fame of Omaha for doing
things up right is such that Des
Moines has written to the Chamber of
Commerce here asking for details of
Omaha's plans for celebrating Gen
eral Tershing's birthday so that they
can be used in Des Moines.
Salem, Neb., has written asking for
a speaker to be sent there from Oma
ha to make the Pershing day oration.
Cterk for Twelve Years in J
City Legal Office Resigns
Miss Susie Teasinger, clerk for 12
vcaia 111 l IC I.ILV II nm UCUAI IIIICIIL.
has resigned. She is the last of the
"Smile club," a city hall organization
formed years ago. Most of the mem
ber of this club are married.
"It giva ma a food, wholesome
appetite for new clothe when I
com into this modern store and
see such m wonderful lot of fin
styles. Evidently, tha wool
shortage has not affected your
stocks," said a customer. 1
No man can ever realize
tha tremendous efforts we
have put forth to assemble
this season's selections.
But the values speak for
Salvation Army War Drir$ Starts Monday, Sept. 9. They gave first, asked for help last, did much Do your bit.
JOHN. A. SWANSON, Prea'
WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas
SHOP EARLY STORE CLOSES AT 6:30 P. M. SATURDAY
For Men, Young Men and "The Man of the
Hour". -THE YOUTH of the Land
AVAST display embracing the authori-
clothes makers and a demonstration of m&jMM,
VO In a -mi Tin rv fVof xxrill moon n on in v rr r-p
uiuc givuxg iiiai vv in iiidii a oav nig jx.
thousands of dollars to our customers.
We've anticipated and prepared for juat
what has happened in the clothing market,
bought vast stocks, put forth extraordinary
efforts, made your interests our first consid
eration. Result; The greatest money-sav-ing
we've ever offered the men of the west.
The Cream of Such Famous Lines as
Society Brand, Fashion Park, Hickey Freeman, Adler Rochester and a host of others. See the rich'
autumn tweeds, cheviots, cassimeres, worsteds Clothes values impossible to duplicate variety un
surpassed ; ,
$25 $30 $35 $40 $45 to .$60
Men's and Young Men's Suits; extra good value. Practi- (1 fT aYr
cal Suits for year round wear. Save $5 to $10 here, at P0 dllU.
Junior Young Men's Suits-
$15 $20 $25
We've gone to great lengths in our efforts to sur
pass all past display of "first" long pants suits; rich
browns, greys, fancy weaves, cheviots, cassimeres and
Top Coats, Rain Coats, Auto Coats-
$10 to $45 :
Every conceivable outer garment style gabar
dines, shower proofed tweeds and worsteds, silk lined
vicuna Chesterfields. Motor coats. All sizes and
Men's, Young Msn's and Boys' Cloths Entire Second Floor Main Building and Annex
"Best Boys Clothes in All Omaha!
Said a Keen Mother Who Knows Values
TT'S WHAT comparison does that emphasizes Greater Nebraska
Boys' Clothes values. Our n ew boys' shopEntire North Sec
tion Second Floor, is full of the proof of our value supremacy.
In justice to yourself compare.
Boys' School Suits,
$5 to $18
Norfolk, Military and Trench models.
Slash, button, flap and welt pockets.
Full belted styles. Ages 6 to 18 years.
Clever Juvenile Suits,
$5.00 to $10.00 i
Junior Norfolk, Middy, Sailor and Mili
tary styles, in velvet, corduroy, fancy
mixtures, blue serges. Ages 2 y to 8 years.
Boys' Corduroy Suits--Very Spetial--
Come in drab and tan shades The Economy
Suit supreme. Ages 6 to 18 years. We save you
$2.50 at our special price on Corduroy Suits, at. .
Creator Boys' Clothes Shop Entire North Section Second Floor
Boys' Furnishings Hats, Caps, Shoes Main Floor.
New Fall Hats
Early Selection Is Best
rnO MAKE your Hat buying of more than ordinary
-L interest, this Fall we've assembled all the good
lines in one vast display. A combined exhibit of
all that's new in Hats from
John B. Stetson Co. Crojut & Knapp
Borsalino Italian Hats
E. V. Connett Nebraska Special Hats
MEN'S FALL CAPS RICH AUTUMN COLORINGS
BOYS AND CHILDREN'S HATS AND CAPS
:C0RBECT APPAREL FOR MEN AND WOMEN .