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THE BEE: OMATTA. TTKRHAY. PECEMBEH 21. 1915.
FILE HALL'S NAME
E. E. Placek and Dr. Webber Sub
mit Petition Suggesting Com
mitteemaa for Governor.
DR. HALL AGAIN DECLINES
From a Staff ConosKndrnt.1
LINCOLN, Neb., I 2. (Spctal Tele
rram) The name of Dr. P. L. Hall a
filed for democratic nomination for grov
frnor today by a'O Saunders comity
voter. When anked If he would accept
the filmg. Pr. Hall replied In very em
phatic language that he would not un
der any r-lrcumstanoes. The petition was
filed by Seniitor E. E. riaceW and Dr.
Weber of Wahoo.
The petition placing IV. Hall In nomi
nation hia ben expected for consider
able time. Friends of the doctor In
Saunders county, where he formerly
lived, said It would contain 1.000 names.
As filed the petition lacks 600 of the num
ber and Ur. Hall again states that he
will tiof under nnv rlrrimrnce accent
the flllaz or become a candidate.
This sentiment was expressed to The
Bee a week ago and was given out at
thst time as conclusive, but many demo
crats who recognize that there Is little
show for democrats In Nebraska next
year unless some such man as Dr. Hall
heads the ticket, -were of the opinion
that thn doctor would sacrifice every
thing: for the empty honor of leading a
forlorn hope for tho governorship.
Senator Plnoek and Ur. Webber spent
mine time with Dv. Hall today but they
got little satisfaction and came away
with the belief that all efforts to get
the national committeeman Into the con
flict as a gubenatorlal nominee will not
Who will take up the burden Is a prob
lem. As the time draw near it looks
as If Mayor Charles Bryan would be the
man upon whom the honor would fall,
because first, the mayor lias been ung-
IIiib for It for a long time, and second
is defeat stares the man In the face who
vt it. the enemies of the Lincoln execu
tivo would iust as soon soo him defeated
as any other democrat and some of them
are not adverse to giving it to him aim
letting him tako his medicine.
With Senator Hitchcock for the senate
and Mayor Bryan for governor, this
would doubtless "harmonize" the warring
elements of democrats, but some of them
ay, "What In thunder Is the use or
harmony, whtm we can't elect anbody."
Then again the brand of harmony
which might come from an alliance of
the Hitchcock and Bryan forces, in the
opinion of many, fould be of the bulldog
variety and would work only when the
liclllgerent hurmonlsts were facing each
Conductor Killed by
Train at Auburn
AL'BCrtN. Neb.. Dec. 20.-(Special Tele
gram.) Micbuel Cunningham, Missouri
Pacifh; conductor on line between Au
Mim and Crote. was struck by a moving
r..iht train and Instantly Willed early
this morning. He had been a conductor
aneut thirty-nine years and was ono of
tttti oldest men on the road. He was about
60 years of age. His home la In Kansas
City and he had been on his present run
week. He Is surviveu u, . ..v
and adopted daughter.
ANOTHER O'CONNOR WILL
ftA5lE ON AT LANCASTER
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
1LNCOLN. Dec 20.-8peclal.-Ths
Thomas O'Connor estate matter pending
before the county court was continued
today until December 28 at the request
of Kate O'Connor, who sets up her claim
as x widow of the deceased.
Mrs. Kate O'Connor was the first wife
of Thomas O'Connor, but for some reason
they had not lived together for twenty
veers and over.
O'Connor married Mrs. lid Butler of
lleatrlce, then a widow, and the two
have lived together as hunband and wife
Mrs:. Butler brought considerable money
to her husband now dead, and he In
vested it 1n business and property, taking
title In hU own name. The estate con
sist of two valuable residence In Lincoln
ard one In Omaha, estimated at Itf.OGO,
ml nc.t). and money In the bank.
rt'Cnnnnv has two sons, born to
To n O'Connor, and they ore now trying
... tobiiNh their mother o the legal
lfo oT. the'v frfthev.
OF CANDY AND 1,503 HORNS
FAIEBL'RY. Neb.. Pec. -tFpecial.)-
l'aiihuiy's ' flrit muniefpil Christmas
,rtee now.sdrns the :;o:ith lilde of tha,
.:effertn eoi;nty court yard, and exten
tlve arrangements aie telr.B made to
make the cenl an enjoyable on. It will
hi opmed nt p. m. next Friday
evrn.ng. The city hn ordered SiJU elc
lHc Tghts to be plaid oil the tree, 1)
bite hite and red. The committee has
' . . I I ! ...Ll.k
ordered nearr-' a ron ji rauuirc, wnnn
will be racked by the high school girls
rr.d distributed during the program by
tho boy scouts. Fifteen hundred tin
horns will be tlven away at the close to
make tho occi.sion a merry one. Prof.
Patholey of the Falrbury band and Miss
Khanafett of the Falrbury ' hools are
tra'nlng a horus of voices for the
occasion. The Fairbury band will fur
niili music from the stand in the middle
of the street. A committee, composed
of Cliff Crooks. Elmer Young. R. K.
Creasy. Roy Riley and Clel Fhelley. Is In
WHAT COUNTIES PAY
FOR TAXES IN STATE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
UNCOLN. Pec. .-Speclal.)-eventr-elgbt
counties reporting to Secretary
Bemecker of the State Board of As
sessment show that money raised by
taxation for all purposes, which Include
iUtte, city, school and al luxes needed
to run all departments of staU and mu
nicipal government, amount to 1 30,063. ML
This amount nearly equala the total
mount raised by the entire eountiea of
the state last year, which was U0.M6.457.
While the state tax Is I mill lower than
last year, county and municipal taxes
' fcek Imf Mister Coach.
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar Honey will stop
. your cough and strengthen your lungs.
STATE WANTS TO CELEBRATE
Requests for Information Already
Coming to Supt. Thomas About
IDEA IS TAKING HOLD WELL
i Prom a Stuff Correspondent.
LINCOLN. Pee. 10. Special. Com
mercial clubs ore getting ready to take
hold of mtinlcli nl celebrations of the
semi-centennial birth of the stnte In good
shape, according to State Superintendent
A. O. Thonns. who. with Ross Hammond
of Fremont and Peter Jcsnrn of Fillmore
county, are the committee selected to take
up the work In connection with a cele
bration by cn h town In the statv
Pr. Thomas believes thst the celchrti.i n
Idfa is taking In good shape and nlr-ady
Utters ere coming to him asking for in
formation regarding the method to be
Judge Itprif at Mat- House.
Judpe Reose. former chic Justice of the
supreme court, vlslte; the state house
this morning and called on Chief Clerk
Lindsay and his force. Judge Reese bears
all the resemblcnce to a Kentucky col
onel, having developed a mustache and
chin beard that gives him all ti e appear
ance of the Kentuoklsn of the old school,
without the usual pocket decorations.
Oklahoman on ilt North.
A. T. Boyor. wife and daughter of Oi Jk -horn
are visiting at the home of W. R.
Mellor, secretary of the Plate Board of
Agriculture. Mr. Boyer bears the dis
tinction of being a brother-in-law of Mr.
Mellor, and a defeated candidate for the
supreme court of Oklahoma, which means
that ho is a republican, and it Is consid
ered an honor to be defeated on that
ticket in Oklahoma. They expect to stay
through the holidays.
Reward for taden.
Money cute no figure with State Fire
Commissioner Ridgell. Notwithstanding
it is foi'r long months since he has
drawn any pay. by reason of court pro
ceedings started by State Treasurer Hall,
he today offered a reward of tort for the
arrest of Ray Ogden, wanted for com
plicity in the charge of setting fire to
a store building In Winnebago.
An Indian, who was supposed to know
something about the tatter has con
fessed that Opden set the fire and that
he was given a bottle of whisky to do It.
Ogden has soveral aliase's. among them
being Jack McCarthy and Jack Kinney.
Franklin Seeks Depot.
Argument is being made before the
State Railway commiss'on today in a
hearing brought by the people of Frank
lin, asking that the Burlington railroad
erect a new depot In that city. It is al
leged that the present station Is Inade
quate to meet the demands of the busi
ness which Frir,klin furnishes and Is
unfit for the purposes It is intended to
0. P. LIST0N OF BEATRICE
IS DEAD OF PNEUMONIA
BEATRICE. Neb., Dec. M.-(SpeciaJ Tel
egram.) O. P. Liston, one of the best
known employes of the Rock Island rail
road, and for many years commercial
agent of the company a this point, died
at his home here this morning of pneu
monia. He served as agent at Lincoln
and points In Kansas for a number of
years. He was about 65 rears of age and
leaves a widow.
ote from -ase Coanty.
Herman Vols, an old resident of Stein
auer, died at his home at that place Fil
day afternoon, aged SO years.
Henrietta M. Kiben, wife of William
1M - Elbon of thi county, who is serving
J a term In the penitentiary for attempting
to murder John Trauernicht, a farmer
living near Wymore, Saturday began di
vorce suit in the district court against
her husband, whom she charges with ex
treme cruelty and jealousy. She asks
for a decree and the custody of their
Vat to Hold Tonrney.
BOSTON. Dec. Th national duck
and candleplu congress at Its annual
meeting today voted to hold a champ'on-
shln tournament next spring. The place
of the competition will be decided upon
later, urncers were re-eieciea.
The Modern Kind -Sw' m'Wr '
A World of New 12
109 South 16th Street
ELOPING "PRINCESS" ILL. BOY
HUSBAND WITH PARENTS.
I 1 v..-t V
1 . . K . I
itw rim iiiijiMaiiMiij;iJiii1l iiirtnin-iwnrTTT-'l' v-
NEW YORK. Pec. IS. Mrs. Donald
Shields Andreas, who before her elope
ment with the Tale senior last April was
Mrs. Alma V. Hayne and before that
Princess Alma Vetsera, is suffering from
a nurvous breakdown in a private sani
tarium here. Meantime her son of 11,
"heir to Australia's throne," Is In school
In London and her youthful husband la
at the home of his parents in Cleveland.
After Andrews' elopement with the
princess last April the pair went to Lon
don. A few months later he returned
alone. Mrs. Andrews followed. She says
he deserted her there without a'cent. She
got here, she said, by selling her automo
biles and horses.
The parents of young Andrews, who Is
heir to a fortune, opposed the match and
took sensational steps to prevent 1t.
Mrs. Andrews at the sanitarium said
that she aa to have returned to London
to spend the hollduys with her son, but
her phjslclans forbade her.
from Thedford is
Rejected by Pool
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Doc. 20 (Special Telegram.)
The mall to tho offlco of Secretary of
State Pool brought a petition from Thed
ford. Neb., filing tho name of 11. D. Esta
brook of New York for the republican
nomination for the presidency. Because
the petition lacked the required number
of names and but two give the postoffice
address of the signers the petition aa
LITTLE GIRL BURNED TO
DEATH NEAR TECUMSEH
TECL'MSEH, NcIh. Pec .. (tfpeolal.)
Little Laura Mao Whistler, the 3-year-old
daughter- of Mr. -and Mlrs. Itlley
Whistler, suffered fatal burns Saturday.
The family home Is on a farm a half
nillo from Muyberry, In Pawnee county.
Mr. Whistler had gone to his work and
Mrs. Whistler stepped out of doors for a
pail of water, lielng absent from the
house but for a few minutes. The little
girl went up to the cook stove with x
newspaper In her hands. The newspaper
became ignited, eet fire to the child's
clothing, and all the clothing was burned
off and the flesh was burned to a crisp
In places. The child lived until 7 o'clock
In tho evening, being conscious most of
the time. The mother of the child was
formerly Miss Clara Puvull of Tecumaeh
and has relatives here, as has the father.
The funeral was held st the family home
FATHER OF DISTRICT
ATTORNEY ALLEN DEAD
LINCOLN". Neb , P.
egrsm.V-H. I Allen
States Pistil. ( Attorr.
of a piiralyt'e stroke
. ;v.--iSiei-il Tel- 1
f.-it iier of 1 nlleil
v T. S. Mien, died j
t III, home In this I
city this mi'inlnK. noil '. em.
Mr. Allen came l.i elitskn felt sx
years sn find settled In Cass leunlv.
moving to Lincoln nbout twelve enrs
aso. lie was one of the lender In 1'ie
tlrenback movement tnanv eavx hum and
later In the Farmers' Alliance :m.1 nnti
monopolr movements of t wenty-i l i e:un
SC0TTSBLUFF CITIZEN !
FILES FORI - EGlSLSTUREj
(.From a Staff Correspondent
1-lNCOrX. Pec. JiV tSpeclnl.1 -Tli first
legislative filing to rem h the secretary
nt state's office came In to(ll from
Scott's rtiuff county.
W. M. Harbour delres the epnl'lietin
nomination from tho Seven! fifth dls- j
trlct. represented In the li.t two ses
sion by !'. K. Stem-iie. j
taehliie I pnets.
BRADICAW, Nch., Pei . IV.-iSi'ec'.nl.)
Pr. Frhby and fnmllv nut with nn
accident yesterday evening when their
automobile upset. The ncctilcnt happened
about two miles north r town. None of I
the occupants received any serious In- j
Juries,' but all were more or less bruised
and cut. The machine w :-. badly j
WEST POINT. Neb.. Pec. i Special. I
Death removed one of the earliest and
best known pioneer settlers of Cuming
county In the pern of Alva Webb, who
expired at the home of his father-in-law.
William Sorensen. of the east side, on
Saturday morning. Mr. Webb runic to
this county with his parents fifty years
ago and was brought up In this commun
ity, where he lived until a few years
ago. when he removed to Orient. S. D..
and engaged In farming. He was on a
visit to his relatives In Cumlnr. county
with his wife when death overtook hlni.
He was 6 years of ago and Is surv'ved
by his wife, one son and one daughter.
Interment wss made today st West
ARTHUR WILLAIM WRIGHT,
A NOTED SCIENTIST. DEAD
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Pec. f'.-l'rof
Arthur William Wright, a noted scientist
nn' professor of experimental physics at
lolo from to WW, died at his home
here today In his 80th year. In 1STS he
vas sent by the Vnlted States government
to Colorado to observe a total eel Ipso of
the sun, and at that time made the first
measurement of the polarization of the
so'ar coronal. He was said to have been
tho first American to obtain definite re
sults from X-ray experiments.
n n r:
- CyIinder Novelties In
FOC3 MEM ;
-:- Same Old Stand
Evangelist Winds Up Syracuse Cam
paign with Over 22,000
A WHIRLWIND CLOSE
SYRAC'VSK, N. Y.. Dec. 20.-
(Spoclal Telegram.) With a record)
or "trail hitters." Rev.
"Hilly" Sunday cloned Ms seven
wcekr. whirlwind rutnpuign tn Syra
cuse lust nlftlit and left Immediately
for Winona Lake, Wis., for a brief
rent before opening his campaign at
tended the service at the tabernacle
and when "Hilly"' lefl he carried
with him a draft for 123.112.27, re
presenting the collections taken at
four aervicea yesterday.
The acene when tho Sunday party
boarded the train was a remarkable
one. yore than 10,000 personr,
crowded Into the New York Central
train shed to say goodby and sing
their farewell to the man who has
stirred Central New York to a high
pitch of religious ferver.
Working in British
I.ONPON, Pro. 20. "The successes of
the Germans have been due almost en
tirely to the mechanical preponderance
thry achieved at the beginning of tho
war," ald laivld Uoyd George, minister
of munitions, today. He added:
"But tho superiority of the central
powers In these respects was brought to
an end at the earliest possible moment."
In one direction, ha said, the allies had
the superiority on the mechanical side.
"Our command of the sea," he said,
"Is due not to the excellence. of our sail
ors, hut to our overwhelming superiority
Mr. Lloyd George's statements wer
made in the Uouso of Commons. In ex
plaining the work of the ministry of mu
nitions, which now controls more than
2.U0O munition factories, employing about
1,000,000 workers, he said:
"In May. when tho Oermana were turn
ing out awMiOn of high explosives dally
mi were, producing only 1.600 and Ll.OtiO
The house listened with closet atlen-
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.
tlen as Mr. Uoyd George took up the
shortage of munitions for the allies In
the early taea of the war.
"Our troops knew it; the enemy knew
It. but neither knew how short we were
In some very essential partliiilars," he
said. "Tske guns and ammunition; F.ng
tish military opinion was wedded to
shrapnel, hen we suddenly found the
high explonlve was the thing. We still
have a higher opinion of shrspnel than
the French or the tlermsns.
"Ijist May. when the Hermans were
making V0 times the number of high ex
plosives we were, three-fourths of our
factories ero working on naval muni
tions. The munitions organlratlon at the
war off.ee had not grown with the de
mand. They had to set up a great busi
ness oriianlxxtion o cope with the prob
lem.'" Killed la Auto t rash.
WM (i, T , Pee. LM. Fav Clanton and
Ceorge II Smith were killed anil Oeorgo
Neitle seriously Inlured today when Net
tlea lent control of the au'oniohlle In
which thev were riding and It plunged
rnroiiRn a nrniae niio a ravine.
Charming Gifts Electrical
Electrical gifts combine beauty
and distinction with usefulness and dura
ability. They save work and trouble.
An Electric Toaster
For a bit of toast with afternoon tea as
well as on the breakfast table an Electric Toaster is
just the thing.
There is no end to the variety of Electrical gifts which
pn b obtained suitable for every member of the family.
Here Are a Few Suggestions:
Electric Flat Irons
Electric Curling' Irons , '
Electric Chafing Dishes
Electric Water Heaters
Electric Coffee Percolators
Electric Disc Stoves
Electric Sewing Machine Motors
Electric Vacuum Cleaners
Electric Washing Machines
Electric Shaving Mugs
i Electric Shaving Mirrors
Electric Cigar Lighters
FOR THE ELDERLY
Electric Heating Pads
Electric Air Heaters
FOR THE CHILDREN
"Electric Christmas Tree Lighting Outfits
Electric Toys, most of them operated by dry batteries.
Junior Electric Range
Omaha Electric Light & Power Co.
Geo. H. Harries, Pres.
Wherever you go there is
one name that is magic
among connoiseurs the
password to purity, richness, v
smoothness and line old age
To Be Sure"
The largest selling brand of hich-grade
Kentucky whiskey in the world; the same
today as in 1 847. Say "Cedar Brook"
and be certain of rue old fashioned goodness.
At leading Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, Hotels,
and also at all leading Dealers.
W. H. McBRAYER'S
TU Higlt of ILgk B.11 CMity
! tv v:ii j mi
JLUIU IY111UU VVilUU
Freight Hits Jitney
A N" P I" n S n 1 FT, la.. Pec. M.The
death to'l resulting from the accident
early torlny when a Jitney bus vs struck
hy a fsst freight trsln on the 1'ennsyl
I vsnla rnllrnad at West Aj oltn. was
! brought to four tnnbjht with tlie death.
I f V. If. George, owner of the machine,
i The other victims were George Home,
j Clifford MK'onnelt and Itobert Mllllron.
I Tim e other men were Injured, Hubert
! H Trnutm.'in and Herbert Homo, rroh-
st ly fntally.
To Name tiermana.
l AItlS. If. Iispnt hes from Ton
tantlnniilr, forwarded bv the Ibivsa
correspondent at Athens, snv the fsrtv
of union and progress has derided on th
nomination rf tin; Herman counsellors In
all the Turkish ministries except thst
headed by Sheikh V l-lslnm, the chief
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