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THE OMAilA SUNDAY 11EK: MAY II. 1915.
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
Representative! of Twelve Districts
Will Meet in Lincoln for
SKETCHES OF CONTESTANTS
Leading Nebraska High School Debaters
MANY STORM THE
CITY PIE COUNTER
1!H2, is secret
In 1913, in pm
LINCOLN, May S, (Special.)
The eighth annual state dobntn of i
the Nebraska High School Dobating i
league, to be held Saturday morning,!
May 15 (High School Fete Day), at j
10 o'clock In Memorial hall, will be
a contest among twelve representa
tives of the championship schools in
the twelve districts: Geneva (cen
tral). South Omaha (eastern), Lin
coln (eaM-central), O'Neill (north
ern), Oakland (northeastern). West
Point (north-central), Alllanco
(northwestern), Blue Springs (soutl -ern),
Beatrice (southeastern), Tren
ton (southwestern), Kearney (west
ern), and Sargent (west-central).
These achoois camo victorious out of
the first, second and third series' de
bates ' during February, March and
April, on the propositi! n, "Thut tiia
I'nlted states should edept government
ownership and operation of railroads. "
The three Judges, who will decide who
is entitled to first (state championship),
second and third honor", will be selected
by the president of the league. Prof.
M. M. Koi-'K and the twelve competing
schools. The order of speaking on each
fcldo was decided by lot.
Beatrice, West Point, Lincoln, Geneva,
.Sargent and South Omaha have the
affirmative; Alliance, Bluo rlnn,
O'NcllU Oakdale, Kearney and Trenton,
The High School Dcbeuting League
club of the. university, composed of 101
former league debaters, is arranging to
welcome the twelve district delegations.
Edgar D. Klddoo, '17, of Fouth Omaha,
who represented the Has tern district In
secretary of tno club; Robert
'17, Gcnetfu, state champion
Identity of Debater.
Tho debaters chosen to represent their
respective schools anU districts, arc:
Donald George Moore of Geneva, the
representative of the central disUlct, is
Ura son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moore
of Omaha. He graduates from the regu
lar course of the Geneva High school this
ycter. Ho attended Kmt jjcnvcr Hlt;h
school the first year and has since been
at Geneva. In scholarship his rank is
excellent one of the best In his class.
Ho is prominent in track athletics and in
.musical organisations. This is Ms first
year In interscholastle debating. He rep
resented Geneva in the debate Jn connec
tion with the Central Nebraska Teachers'
sesuoclation at Kearney in March.
Frank Faux of South Omaha, repre
sentative of the eastern district. Is a
senior- He attended grade school at
Orriaha! Lincoln, Cantdn, Ill.,x and South
Omaha.'; This Is his second year hi the
Sag on.. U'.tlthat;eba.tc4 th flUjUjl - VFJ.RRS
tTriw.rsttv off ;tfebfaska rdphomotes on ill II 11 11- 1 1111 I JJUU11U
ui. uiffrair nlipRtimi. 1 ' if
Aaron 8. Speter of L'ncoln is the ropre-.
sentatlva of the cast-central district. Hr
attended grade school' at Crete two
years ad then the MeKlnley and Everett
schools. -Ha Is a member of the Cicer
onlarj society and the senior play cast
and is aenibr ed'tor of the Advocate, the
schodl paper. He was a member of Lin
coln's league debating team last year also
and was on the team that this year won
the Amherst cup by defeating Omaha.
Hrrl" nereeitt O'Neill.
Frank Harrington, selected ' by the
O'Neill High school to represent the
northern district. Is the son oM. V.
Harrington, lawyer. He spent his first
and second high school yeaTS at 8t.
Mary's, Kan., and the third at the
Crelghton school, Omaha. He ranks high
In English. This is his first year in
Donald David Elliott of the West Point
High school is the representative of the
north-central district. All his schooling
has been in the public schools there. He
Is a member of the senior class and will
be, without a doubt, valedictorian. He
took the debat'ng course offered in the
hlirh school and became a member or
the debating team. His clear, logical
thinking, under fire, made him a valu
able member of the team. He Is looking
forward to a course !n law.
Walter Chrtstenson of tho Oakland
High school will rerirenent the North
eaMern district. He did the ninth crude
and tenth grade work at Peru Normal
Miss Nell Tash of the Alliance Httfh
aehool. who will represent the North
western district, has secured tho sreater
part of her education In the Alliance
schools. Her father. Ira K. Tash, who
for manv years has been the nnstmastet
at Alliance, ii one of Al'li'neo'n pioneers.
She ranks tilth as n student and Is a
leader in . student activities. She was a
member of the Alliance team which won
the district championship last year.
Klrln for Hniithern IHalrlrt.
Ieonard Wilson Klein will be the con
testant from the southern district of
which Blue SprlnKH Is the leader. He!
has taken all his school work at r.lue
Springs, making an exceptionally high
record as scholar. He will be gradimtd
sentatlve of tho Beatrice High school,
champion team of the Southeastern dis
trict. Although this) Is his first year In
Interscholastlc debate he has had good
prepaiatlcn in the I. F. Debating club
snd the regular class work In argumenta
tion. In addition to his honors In debate j
he will have tho leading part In the senior
class play. He Is president of the senior
class and will graduate this year with
Iisymond WcrU of the Trenton Hlsh
school has been chosen to represent the
Klahfti Veer for Kearney.
Dal l.antx of the Kearney Hlh fehool
which has held the championship of the
Dahlman Escapes llovdr. by Taking
Short Vacation Council Re
Western district for the eight successive
years of the league's lilMory. was born
at Florence, Colo., b it has had all bis
schooling at Kearney. He Is the president
of the senior clsss, has been captain of ;
the foot hall team the laid two year. QXY ENGINEER JOB AN ISSUE
and" was the acknowledged all-star .
quarterback of the state last year, lie i.,J01
ranks very hlrh In his general scholastic i
ii m niMtnher nf Kearney's UopU tif
district-championship debating team last'thort vnrutiou. Ills offi'o tn swarhie-'l
Ralph HrcxV. representative of the
West-Central district, was bora at KuMta
and Is a Junior In the Sargent High
school. This-is his first year on the
j debating team, i He Intends to study law.
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USED LUSITAHIA . "' ' J fVjf ' K
TO FORT p.Jrney
with appUiants uTid "'iicrsons of in
fluenco" after various appolntivo
..Tho offlo or city licens inspector
is Just now the i-enter of a colerlo of
aspirants, among whom ' are Morv
Uernslcln, t harles Uiseniao, Uicharcl
Sehnoliter iiud Tony lloffmnn. David
Berkowlli Is tho present (nenmbont.
R. J. Madden la htlll after tho city
pfosecutorshirt. City Chemist Crow
ley waa another t aller at the tuuyor'a
William Minogue. formerly of the
county treasurer' a offle, and Harry For
ran, who was in the ahcrttfs office, are
after city Jobs. '
Edward Callahan, one of the foremen
in the street cleaning department, 1
Id to be slated for a change on ac
count of .not supporting tho square seven,
according to tho administration leaders.
ltitrf .lrdr Heatuned.
The records show that George Cathroe,
health Inspector, resigned before he went j
out for tho Mg six. James Prennan. Irg. ,
(rlatlve candidate last fall, is seeking I
recognition In tho distribution of pat
ronage. Qua Rense of the Ak-HajSllen
Is being mentioned In connection with
tho appointment of a manager for the
Auditorium when tho city takes over
The city engineer situation continues
to be an issue In oonnectloo with the
teerganlzatlon of the tnunlclinl machin
ery. Uoodley Drucker, former city coun
cilman, conferred with the commission-
era in behalf of George Craig, former
city engineer. The commissioners are not
ready to commit themselves. One com
missioner declared he is for Herman Heal
of South Omuhu. Tho question has been
raised whethor Mr. Craig's residence for
more than two years In Calrrary, I'anadit,
would render him Ineligible for the po
sition. J. W. McDonald, who loft the perk de
partment to seek nomination as city com
missioner at the reoent primary. Is men
tioned as in the field for city anglneor.,
The present commissioners and the
commlssioncrs-eioct will nice .Monday
morning to leorganlie.
Mrs. Stewart Asks
Mrs. Nettle TV Stewart asks the dis
trict court to romiK-l her husband, lioul
1. K. flewnrt. well known real tto
denier, to pay her $?j.i0 alimony and to
grant a dei ree of divorce on grounds of
atnndonnvnt. She iitlcse that he Is
Mr. May Textler Klahn charges Her
man Klul.n with nueltv In a rwtltlon.
Mr. Helen Fonner Ih suing Wlllliim V.
Fonnor fir dlvori-e on alleged grounds
Mrs Cclentinn Warner allegvn iint On
car Warner has treated her cruelly.
SOME HAVE CHEAP GLASSES
TO USE IN AM EMERGENCY
There are several prominent Omnhans
who find that 10-cent spectacles will
nerve the r"rpoe of expensive eyeglasses
In an emergency, fli'ef of rolleo Dunn
ntwaa keeps a cheap pair In Ids desk,
so that when he forget his gi'ld-ilmmcd
Kinases he takes out the cheap pair n.l
Is able to sign checks and transact other
business Juit ua If nothing had happened.
Assistant City Attorney Lambert and
fnltod' States Dlstrt-t Attorney Ifowoll
likewise rsit to 10-cent glassea In times
of stress. Mr. Howell carries a pair of
tho cheap grade In a pocket. Ho has a
habit of holding a pair of glasses In his I
hand when arguing a cane. !
Jitney Nearly Gets
Man in Bad with Wife
Tho Jitney business is not without its
humorous possibilities. The other day
a wife of n business man was walking
down Karnnm Mreot, when she spied hei
husband sen ted In the rear seat of an
automobile, ln-sldn n stllMh young woman
not of her ncipiainlanro. Hie did not ob
serve that the cur was a jitney bin,
which presented a choice domestic situa
tion. The wife reached her husband's
offnt In short order am awaited th
ceinliift of her Urge lord, to whom she
directed several pointed queries. The
1'HHli.ind unstinted the roln of in'ured In
nocence and suci-eedrd In convincing his
wife that she should have observed thnt
he was In a Jitney.
MEDALS AWARDED AT THE
JENNINGS M. E. CHURCH
Agents of Cunard Line Here Declare
Big Liner' Was Popular with
Local Globe Trotters.
Frank HarrnncibnO 3)ojtalct G TToonv
C?miUf Y Geneva
With Omaha people going; ahroad,
especially thoae who desired to make
a speedy Voyage, the big Cunarder,
the liueitania, was one of the favorite
boatg from the time when it com
meaced to bid for the ocean-carrying
passenger trade. During past years
it has carried scores of Omaha men
and women. On its last voyage,
when it went to the bottom of the
Atlantfc ocean, torpedoed, however,
there "werev no .'Nebraska" people
aboard, bo far as is known; Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Burgess, were passengcs
on the boat on Its maiden trip, com
ing home from -Europe. TUe-Lust-tania
than piado a record passage..;..
The' Cunard line has 'several agencies
In Omaha and J. 13. Reynolds, one of the
agents, recalls in times past of having;
sold sailings to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ham
ilton oh their, wedding trip, Mrand Mrsy
Jerry ilagoe and Mrs. Herman KountiO.
Roy , D. Miller, another agent, . has
booked the following Omaha people on
the LuBiLsnla at different times: A. C.
Busk, George Hilluberry. Mr. and Mrs.
! Martin Smith, and daughter. William
Thompson, Miss Minnie Kurse, Gustave
I Turnkvlsch, Harold Dlmpley. Miss Ida
AndoiKon, Mr. and Mrs. John Sache, Mr.
and Mrs. Jens Jorgcnsen, Thomas
Thompson, John Blater.
Among the Omaha people to whom W.
E. Hoik has sold tickets for foreign trips
i n the Lusltania In years gone by aro:
I Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Munroe, Mr. and Mrs.
! V. J. Purges, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Ktliy. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ij. Haller,
Senator Millard and Mius Jessie Millard,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles II. Pickens
Special Agent of
U. P. Lands Bad Man
Special Agent McCualey of the Union
Pacific arrested J. B. Mitchell, a Wyom
ing sheep herder, who was terrorizing
railroadmen and others In the vicinity
of Summit, Just over, the Bouth Omaha
line . .... ... v
"Mitchell hSd.ooine'ln'ftorh'BIg Sandy,
Wyo.; and' making the, rounds of tha
saloons "In the -south jiart'ot town. 'After
filling up with llyudr, Jie headed for the
railroad:, yards, where;- he confided to
everybody that he was a bad man and
proposed to do some shooting in the
tvejit' aovhody , interfered, with, htm tax
ing ;a box car tripcK home. MoCauley
hunened along about'thla time and call-
ing Mlti:heH s bluff,, easily placed Mm un
der arrftj took hhn' to South, Omaha
police station, whore ne . waa booked on
the, charge of carrying cocealed weap
ons. . intending to tils a more serious
charge later. Whon McCauley reached
the ' station" Saturday mcrning he Jound
tb"a: the case- had 1 been dieposed-jof by
IHchrU having been .sTit6nced ti sixty
r!s5 I"' Jail..: .'... . .... ',
on Moving Train
Wheat Takes Tumble
as News of Sinking
of Lusitania Breaks
The carrying of the Bu rope an war into
the ocean shipping sone and the sinking
of the Lusitania was the cause for the
most sensational decline ever experienced
on the Omaha Grain exchange. The mar
ket opened steady to a bit lower, but in
side of five minutes prices commenced
to slump, and inside of an hour wheat
prices had gone down 614 to 6 cents per
bushel, corn following with a drop of 1'4
to IK, and oats 1 to IVi cent.
There were thirty-nine -cars of wheat
on the market, and a reasonably fair
number of bidders, but as prices were
down, holders were not anxious to sell
their wheat, and with the exception of
one carload, everything was carried over.
This carload sold at $1,474 per bushel.
There were fifty-nine cars of corn and
selling prices ranged from CSVi to Tt
cents, while the twenty-one care of oats
sold at 50(i 61 Mi cents per bushel.
Just before the market closed, a private
wire was received from New York, say
ing that the sailings of twelve ships that
were at the docks, preparing to load
with, wheat for Liverpool, had been can
celled and that the underwriters were re
fusing to carry Insurance risks at any
this year. This Is his first year on tho , Mlgg rlrkpns A , Root and
Brakeman Kdwards of freight train
No. ZZ. Union I'acific, west bound, lost
ivi and a gold watch V three negroes
and an Italian hold-up man shortly after
and j io o'clock J'Tlday night, between Rogers
Rutgers George Van Brunt Is tho re pre-
DslBcMJ F BAILCTb
This Institution Is the only on
In the central west with separate
buildings situated in their own
ample grounds, yet entirely dla
.iuia. and rendering It possible to
classify case. The one building
being fitted for and devoted to the
treatment of non-conlaglous and
non-mental diseases, no others bo
lng admitted; the other Kest Cot
tag being designed for and da.
t-o iu the CACiuMve treatment
of select mental cases requiring
lor a time watchful care and spe
AVIIliam Redgwlck and family
late Joseph Cullcn Root.
Plan Peace Meeting
South Omaha women arc planning a
large eaco meeting to be held Friday
afternoon at the First Methodist E.iiaco
jpal church In South Omaha. Among
; those heading the movement are
: Mesdames E. B. Towle, P. II. Shields,
Howard V'ore, W. W. Widoe and . V.
Cper, who will preside.
1 The speakers will Inc lude Mrs. Walter
N Halsey of Omaha snd Mesdames J.
Ill Kirkpatrick. F. A. Broad well, E. B.
Towle. A. W. Porter and W. W. V. ldo.
Musical numbers will be given by Mrs
C. E. Kullbom and Miss Emma Dleknmn,
stptrvlsor of mush: in the Bouth omuha
and Schuyler on tha ralroad inal nllne.
No. left Omaha during the late
afternoon and at some polrc west of
I here the four holdup men boarded the
train. Shortly after the train puiled out
of Rogers, Edwards left the caboose and
over the tops of the tars was proceed
ing to the engine. Going over an empty
coal car, he was confronted by four men,
three colored and the fourth an Jtallaa.
Three guns were leveled ot him by the
colored men, while the Italian went
through his pockets, relieving him of his
money and his watch
NO DAMAGE BY FROST IS
REPORTED FROM STATE
Morning reports to, the railroads Indl
cate that every portion of Nebraska es
caped a frost lost n'ght, though thero
were some places where the mercury
got down o it degrees above aero. Most
everywhere a brisk wind continued dur
i" the night and was blowing this morn
C0N0UCT0R KICKS WHEN '
people FOLD TRANSFERS
A street 'ar conductor on the Cros
tiswn line xny he has nn opportunity t
atudy human nature In his line of work.
He notea that many people have a habit
f folding up their transfers before hand
ing them to him. He has to unfold these
sllrs and says that in th eoiirsu.ot a
day fee does much unwrapping on ac
fount of this human foible. "If people
Would Just stop and think of the unneces
sary work they cause street car conduc
tors they would not fold theli" transfers,"
Matrons of over forty years and little
girls of t-leven summers competed In tha
Frances Wllliird Womei's Christian Tem
prtaneo union double medal contest held
Friday evening at Jennings Methodist
Fplscopal rhurrh. Mrs. fan Phsndy won
the silver medal by delivering an oration
en "Judge Morse's Reason" and little
Viargaret Widenor w-on the musical
I vent. John Dale presented the medals.
Among thosii who contorted for tho
natrons' prize were Mesdames John
Ulake. O. 11. Hock. William MacMurray,
Howard Miller and R. 11. Crane.
MAGNETISM TOO MUCH
FOR SMITH'S TIMEPIECE
Chauffeur Kmlth, who drives Mayor
Pahlman hither nnd thltlTer, has been
utisiicvoaefiil In getting a hlRh grade
watch which will Indicate the time with
any degree of correctness. He declares
thnt his personal magnetism causes this
ntnto of affairs. He Is now cnrrylng a
cheap wnteh and says he always knows
Just what time It may he.
TO CITY FOR A VISIT
C. F. Rtlmson of New York, secretary
of tho Playground and Recreation Asso
ciation of America, Is stopping over on
his way home, after having made a re
creation survey at Pt. Paul, Minn. He is
Interested In a recreation board ordinance
passed by the city council. Commissioner
Hummel expects to be ready to announce
the members of the new board next
Tuesday morning. .
MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL BY
IMMANUEL BAPT'ST CHOIR
On Friday evening. May 14, tfcn 1m
nianuel chair will tv the last concert
of the season, at the Tmmanuel Baptist
church, Twenly-fourth and Plnkney
streets. This will also mark the fsrcwell
of A. B. Eaton, tho choir director, who
hss been with this oholr for a number
of years. He leaves shortly to take up
work In Superior, Nek
IJght I'our, 91750 HI Mix, $5000
You get !OOi rriila for your dollar In
And we can prove it.
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Also Agents for
Monday starts tho biggest Refrigera
tor Salo of tho. season.
Qur well known Wisconsin Peerless Refrigerators will
be on salo at a discount of 2To from tho regular cash prices.
See the prices below:
$16.50 Refrigerator, white enamel, GO-lb. capacity, $13.20
$25.50 Refrigerator, white enamel, 90-lb. capacity, $20.40
$30.00 Refrigerator, white enamel, 110-lb. capacity $24.00
$33.25 Refrigerator, white enamel, 05-lb. capacity, $2G.G0
$5.00 Down Then $1.00 Weekly.
fMMiwiit.BJiiiJis.liJus.iiiiiiis.aiiisiiuiMiaiaLBStisiiBiiiiaii miluj . vxwummmiwiWMiMt.imw wrvr m a
Police Find Negro
Seen With Coffey
Arthur Lewis, colore, was arrested
Friday niBht by Detectives Dunn and
Keannelly and Moral fviuad Officers '
Holden, Hart a and Wllllsins. Captain of ,
petectlves Maloney says he has wit- j
nesses who will testify that Lewis was I
seen with Dahlel Coffey, the Union Pa- )
rlflo conductor who was badly beaten i
up Thursday nleht by men who robbed i
htm and then bit or cut a flnser from i
his left hand In order to secure posses
sion of a ring on It.
The hold-up men kept Edwards on the IPQSTOFFICE RECEIPTS SHOW
GAIN OF TWELVE PER CENT
coat car until the engine whistled tor the
8huyler station and as the train slowed
down, they stopped sver the side of the
car and disappeared.
NEW FIRMS SEEKING
LOCATIONS IN THIS CITY
1. K. King of Bt. Louis. Industrial
commissioner for the Missouri Pacific
U upending the day In town. Mr. Kins
notes a decided Improvement in business
conditions throughout central west
durlnn the lant ninety days, at the same
tlnv notlni! that Omaha Is retting Its
XHE OMAHA BEE""
THE HOME PAPER
SON OF EX-SECRETARY
FISHER REPORTED SAFE
WASHINGTON. May 8 -Pr. Howard
I.. Fisher, son of Walter U Fluher. for-. ha re of sood things.
iner seeretary of the Interior, who was on 1 Mr. Ulna asserts thst a considerable
the Luaitsnla. suing to the American Ked ; number of Industries are seeking lora
Crosa unit In Belgium, cabled to hia wlf.i tlon and. thst the men St the head of
here from Uueenstown today that he vu iweisl ot the in are slving thia city fav.
safe snd well. orable coniilderatlon.
In connection with a showing of over
U per cent Increase in local postal re
ceipts for the month of April, Postmaster
J. C. Wharton has received the following
letter from Parilel C. Roper, first as
sistant postmaster general:
"My Dear Colonel Whsrton: I rejoice
with you in the splendid increase which
your office shows. It is also gratifying
that you have arranged to handle tha
increased business of your office Until
July at least, without sdditlunal clerical
Hexides the splendid showing for April,
the Omaha postoffine business for the
months of March and April this year ex
ceeded the buslneas of the same months
In 1914 by over tn.o
Let Your Automobile
Furnish the Power
Watch for the practical demon
stration Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday on the down town
streets, demonstrating the ease
with which the Maxwell may be
adapted for running a sawmill, a
family washer, a feed grinder, or
a score of other appliances for
which you want power, when
you want it.
Francis-Cullis Auto Co.
2024 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb.
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