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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 27. 1919.
PACIFIC FLEET PASSES SAFELY THROUGH CANAL Naval Value of Waterway Proven Beyond Doubt Statement of Staff. Chief Following Performance. Abord the U. S. S. New Mexico, July 26. (By the Associated Press ) Four dreadnaughts of the Pacific fret, the New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas and New York, were lifted successfully through the Gatun locks Friday. This was the first attempt to negotiate the waterway with a fleet of dreadnaughts, and today the warships lie anchored in the fresh water of Gatun Lake, 85 feet above ea level. The dreadnaughts will resume their trip toward the Pa cific ocean Saturday, at which time the Mississippi and Wyoming, now coaling and oiling at Colon, will commence the passage of the canal. The old battleships Georgia and Vermont joined the fleet at. Colon Friday. After the New Mexico had oiled at Colon, she swung lazily into Limon Bay, creeping slowly through the first cuttings of the waterway amid dense jungle growth like some weird amphibian in a pre historic swamp. Nearing the locks the crew flung landing lines out-board which quick ly drew in broad steel cables that led to the electric "mules" running on tracks on each side of the locks. The whole operation seemed to func tion automatically, for not an order was heard as the dreadnaughts clipped into the lower locks as easily as a shuttle into a sewing machine. The steel gates astern the flagship then closed like great jaws and churning water rose up from via ducts in the bottom of the lock while . the New Mexico was lifted as easily nd rapidly as a row boat. The flag ship was then lifted out of the next two locks in the same fashion, while crowds standing on top of the con crete lock walls threw bananas and fcocoanuts to the ship's crew. Twenty destroyers went through the canal, passing through the locks in groups of 10. Captain Twining, chief of staff, said that the canal had proved its naval value beyond a . doubt, as dreadnaughts may be eas ily moved from the Atlantic to the pacific wih celerity 'and without trouble, as shown by today's opera tion. The Pacific fleet will leave Panama for San Diego, Cal., Sunday night. Mayor Will Attend Electric Railway Meet In Washington ; V Mayor Smith expects to attend a conference in Washington, August "11.' called by the federal electric railway commission, to obtain in formation relating to traction com pany problems in various munici palities. A letter to the mayor from Charl ton Ogburn of the executive com mittee of the commission, explains that railway commissioners of the various states and also mayors have been invited to attend the confer ence. -' "I will be particularly interested in knowing to what extent increased 'street railway fares yield increased revenues to the companies," the mayor said. "During the Transmis sissippi Readjustment congress held in Omaha the mayor of Denver stated that increased street car fare did not yield much increased . revenues in his city because more people walked when the fare was advanced." Mayor Smith yesterday wrote to "officials of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway company, ask ing that they submit to him their financial reports for April, May and June of this year. City Commis sioner Ure stated Friday that he asked the street railway company for the same information. and was ' refused. . Lease Apartment Building. The property Non the southeast corner f Thirty-eighth avenue and :, Farnam street, owned by Mr. and Mrs..W. J. Burgess, has been leased to the H. A. Wolf company, through the Byron Reed company, for 99 years on a basis of 6 per cent on $37,500. The ground has a 95-foot frontage on Farnam street and is 67 feet deep, and has an apartment building on it. Busy Merchant Finds Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth in Krug Park Pool Beaches of America's Famous Watering Places Find No Favor in the Eyes of George Brandeis, Who Has Solved the Problem of Relaxation During Swelter ing Summer Months After the Day's Work Is Ended He May Be Found Splash ing Around in the Sterilized Sparkling Water at Krug Park. . . x- v . :-.' v . hi i 'B'heS'homoson TBelden Store A "Month-End Tumult" Sale History tells us that back in the early part of the sixteenth century Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer, after much of wandering and much of living came to believe that there must be hidden somewhere among the imperishable flowers a fountain of perpetual youth. He dedicated, if we remember rightly, his life to the quest and in his search discovered what is now Florida. Further than this we have forgot ten our history. In fact, the most of us have forgotten Ponce de Leon. He didn't make a very deep impres sion upon us, because, being gray and wrinkled ourselves along with WHITE MAN SHOOTS NEGRO HE SAYS INSULTED HIS WIFE Both Men Held by Police Fol lowing Gun Play Near Laundry. Edward Hoover, a "driver for the American Express Co., shot and slightly injured Andrew Webb, ne gro, 814 North Nineteenth street, whom he charged, with insulting his wife, an employe of the Troy laun dry, 2117 Cuming street. The shoot ing occurred at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, near the laundry. Both of the men are being held by the police. Mrs. Hoover, her husband told police, had repeatedly complained to him of the actions of Webb, who is also employed at the laundry Hoover met Webb near the laundry this afternoon and fired twice. One bullet took effect and lodged in the negro's right shoulder. Dentistry of Real Value If you have been paying high prices for dentistry, we can convince you that for beauty and service and economically priced dentistry we will give you equal satisfac tion, and the work carries a positive guar antee. Our service is continuous through every working day in the year and is, in that one particular, a great convenience- Best Silver Filling.... $1 Beat22K a Gold Crown I Heaviest Bridge Work,' I per Tooth. $5 McKenney Dentists 1324 Farnam Street .Corner 14th and Farnam Douglas 2872 our contemporaries, we felt a dub iety for Ponce's famous fountain. But we are changed. Quite changed. Quite. We believe in Ponce de Leon. We believe in his fountain. We believe in his eccent ric quest. We will go further, we believe that if he didn't find the fountain of youth George Brandeis did. We know because we have seen and talked with George Bran deis. We met him on the beach at Krug park, just after, he had taken a dip in the sterilized, sparkling water of the new swimming pool. And al though he claimed he had been liv ing a strenuous life we must confess he looked younger by years. His figure was that of an Adonis and the merry twinkle in his eyes, found only in enthusiastic youth, told us that he had really found this wonderful fountain of youth and that he felt the same enthusiasm and determination as when a boy that he could go forth and conquer the world. LZJ 3 DAYS"" fj MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY We Cffer Unequalled Bargains in Used Player-Pianos In order to close out all of our slightly used and second hand Player-Pianos by the end of this month, we are cer tainly quoting ridiculously low prices and easy terms. We do not want this stock to accumulate during the summer months and to keep it moving we shall make prices that POSITIVELY WILL NOT BE DUPLICATED LATER IN THE SEASON. TO THE FIVE FIRST CALLERS We Offer Exceptionally Good Used Players Unf On Payments as Low as $2.50 Weekly -And Here Are Some Other Rare Values in Slightly Used and Rebuilt Player-Pianos $800 Knabe-Angelus $750 Siroud-Pianc'a Mahogany case, large size. A Mahogany case, dull finished, splendid high grade dQf A rare bargain at JCQCT Instrument VtjJ thi3 prlce pOO $600 Schmoller & Mueller itiful tone $387 Walnut cas. Beautiful tone and action. Special at $550 Hartford Beautiful golden oak case. New, excepting OIQIC slightly Bhopworn...V30 Come ' Monday Tuesday or Wednesday $550 Price & Teeple Here is a $325 Mahogany case, great value for someone Come Monday Tuesday or Wednesday Out-of-Town People: Write for complete list of bargains and detailed information. Schmoller & Mueller Co. 1311-1313 Farnam St. 1311-1313 Farnam St. T -ZZ - it' 3 DAYS m u JJSt J Miss Shannahan of the Millinery Depart- ment, has returned from Neiv York. The Fall Hats she pur chased there are to be very lovel, indeed, in fact there are several models from the Mai son Maurice. ten's Fibre Hose for 45c Eiffel hose in all sizes and seven colors, 45c. $1.50 Athletic Suits $1.25 Athletic union suits in all sizes. To the Left You Enter. A Disposal of Every Cotton Dress in Stock Children's Wear... SWEATERS A- bargain table on the third floor contains a collection of children's Shetland wool sweat ers. A few silk and fibre sweaters in small sizes. BOYS' SUITS Boys' white sailor suits and colored two-piece suits in sizes 2 to 5 years. DRESSES Colored dresses for lit tle girls. All at a Reduction Third Floor. Hair Ribbons... A 7-inch satin ribbon in blue, yellotv, old rose and green. Regularly 85c, Monday 69c a yard. r4 Monday brings a clearaway of all cotton frocks. Organ dies, voiles and ginghams in every conceivable color and style, ruffled, embroidered, tucked and lace trimmed. Dresses up to $Q QFT $35 .Monday Dresm from $37.50 -J r r7Cf to $39.50, MONDAY It). 0 Sizes SIf to i4 All Sales Final No Alterations 9 (W A Clearance of Millinery In order to make ready for Fall stock, we must dispose of a large number of Summer hats, regardless of former prices. Ribbon, straw and Georgette hats in many shades, have been collected in three groups and priced $2, $4 and $6 for Monday Only V Values in Silk Hosiery... Black silk hose with lisle tops and soles, $2.50 a pair. Black pure thread silk hose, 12 strand Japan ese silk, with lisle gar ter top and sole, $3.25 a pair. Clocked silk hose in black, navy and dark brown, " with self-colored clocks, hand em broidered, $3 a pair. Silk Specials Belding's taffeta in a variety of shades 36 inches wide, $3 quality. Monday $2.19 a yard. Black taffeta, 36 inches wide, $2.50 quality for $1.95. $2 quality for $1.69. Colored Organdy Flouncings... Pink and blue organdy flouncing, hemstitched and ruffled. Regularly $5.75 and $6. Monday, $3.75. r Trefousse Kid Gloves... Imported French kid gloves in black, white, brown, taupe, gray and pastel shades, with three and four rows of contrasting embroidery $4. With Paris point stitching $3 and $3.25 a pair. Children's glace kid gloves in tan and white, regularly $1.25, Monday 98c. Reductions in Corsets... The very best corsets, higher priced makes, may be obtained Mon day at the price of an ordinary corset. Corsets which convey ' the assurance of com fort, style and econ omy. Coret Dept. Third Floor. f T ui ess Materials Ginghams 27-inch Bates, A. F. C. and Amoskeg ging hams in bright plaids, stripes, checks and plain shades, 40c a yard. Foulards 32-inch foulards with attractive designs in the darker shades, 50c yard. in me oa.ement. j Underwear Specials... Women's gauze union Suits. Regularly 85c, Monday 59c. Lisle union suits, closed $1. Jbxtra sizes $1.25. Silk vests, a beautiful quality, extra long, $3.50. Lace Trimmed Scarfs... Several designs very good laces. Sizes 18x36 f and 18x50. Regularly j $1.50 and $1.75, Mon- f day $1 each. The Linen Department. it