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This -Is a Question Likely to
Create Some Difficulty
Before Election.
Lincoln, July 24. (Special)
matter which is likely to create some
difficulty in Nebraska between now
and the election is the statue of fnem
bers of the state guard who have been
mustered into the United States
service and are now on the border,
who are candidates for office this fall
and especially those who are candi
dates for the state legislature.
The matter iust now hinges on the
eligibility of Major Grant Douglas of
1 the third battalion of the fourth in
fantry, whose home is in Osceola and
who has been nominated by the re
publicans for the state legislature, his
opponent being J. N. Norton, leader
of the democratic majority in the last
session and chairman of the House
finance committee.
-Other Opinions in Matter.
There are different opinions in the
matter and all hinges on the proposi
tion of whether an officer of the state
guard disqualifies himself from hold
ing a legislative position after he has
been sworn into the United States
Article VII, Sec. 3 reads: "Every
elector in the actual military service
of the United States or of this state,
and not in the regular army, may ex
ercise the right of suffrage at such
place and under such regulations as
may be provided by law."
Article ill, Sec. o reads: "No per
son holding office under the authority
J of the United States or any lucrative
office under the authority of this
, state shall be eligible to or have a
;' seat in the legislature, but this pro-
' visio shall not extend to officers of
the militia."
The whole proposition appears to
hinge on whether militia officers who
i have taken the federal oath are to be
T considered in the same class as of
W fleers of the regular army.
, In the event that Major Douglas
11 should be declared eligible if elected.
t ! f 's ProDa',le tnat as 'onK as 'her is
no active service for his regiment in
Jr Mexico and there is nothing except
patrol duty on the border, that he
could receive a leave of absence dur
ing the session of the legislature.
Attorney General Reed is looking
up the matter while General riall will
confer with the war department to'
see to what extent " the eligibility
clause may carry in the case of Major
- Demos Scared by
Coolnes of Faithful
(From a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, July 24. (Special.) To
say that state house democrats are
worried is putting it very mildly.
They have been loud in proclaiming
that the farmers this year were in
tensely interested in the political sit
uation and were all or most of tnem
going to vote for President Wilson
because of the great prosperity of the
country and the big crops.
The lesson of last Saturday, when
twenty country precincts failed to
send delegates to the Lancaster dem
ocratic county convention and the at
tendance was so small that a commit
tee had to be sent out to round up
the delinquents and herd them into
the auditorium, has shown that they
have had their wires crossed. At no
' time during the convention were there
more than 100 or 150 delegates in the
room and a great many of them
were there by virtue of the fact that
Felix Newton had armed himself with
'proxies and presented them to every
man who would accept them in order
to get a quorum.
At one time the attempt was made
to vote by roll call, but the steering
committee saw that such action
would show how few delegates there
were present and the thing was
knocked in the head after Mr. New
ton had rushed around and whispered
to several of his henchmen.
The convention was in such strong
contrast to the republican county
convention of the Saturday before,
both in attendance and enthusiasm,
that democratic stock in Lancaster
county has gone down far below the
zero point, and still appears to be
dropping rapidly.
State Horticultural
Experts Plan a Trip
(From a Staff Correspondent )
Lincoln. July 24. (Special.) Hor
ticulturists of Nebraska are counting
on August 2, 3 and 4 and will hold a
field trip and joint meeting on those
dates in conjunction with the South
western Iowa Horticultural society.
Secretary J. R. Duncan has sent out
the following letter to all Nebraska
members, which contains instructions
and intormation as to the trip:
Wednesday, August X. Meet at the Grand
hotel In Council Bluffs at t a. m. Visit the
orchards, vineyards and greenhouses in fruit
district around Council Blurts. Banket din
ner at grape (rowers' picnic, meeting Iowa
Horticultural society at experiment etatlon
orchard. Spend the night In either Council
Bluffs or Omaha.
Thursday, August J. Meet at the Hotel
Rome, Omaha, 7:30 a. m. Route for day
North and west to Florence, visiting or
chards and vineyards In that vicinity; south
and west to Beaver's orchard, near Kalstuir
visit onhards near Papllllon and back to
South Omaha for dinner. South to Platta
mouth, Union, and vlshlng . M. Pollard's
orchard at Xehawka. From Nehawka ou to
Nebraska, where "Arbor Lodge," or the
Morton farm, as well as other orchards
will be visited. Night will be spent here.
Friday, August 4. Meet at the Grand
hotel, 7:30 a. m. Cross Missouri river to
Hamburg, visiting orchards of J. M. Bech
tel, A. A. Simons and C. E. Mincer; the
seed house of Henry Field; nurseries of D
8. Lake and E. 8. Welch at Shenandoah -orchard
of F, P. Spencer at Randolph, and
those near Malvern and Qlenwood. Trip
III. end at Qlenwood In evening.
Mrs. John Holms, Sr.
Plattsmnuth M-h T..K. ?A c
for more than fifty years' lived near
-inurray, mm county, but who re
cently moved to Hartington, this
state, died at the home of her son,
John Holmes, jr. The body arrived
at Murray today. Burial at the Young
ccmcicry, near mat city, I ucsday.
Sixty Delegates of
Platte County Are
At Columbus Meet
Columbus, Neb., July 24. (Special
Telegram.) Sixty delegates from
Platte county out of 113 attended the
county convention here this afternoon
five precincts failed to send delegates
Henry Schacker of St. Bernard was
elected as permanent chairman and
S. P. Drinin of this city secretary.
The following delegates were elec
ted to go to Hastings:
0, B. Spice, Jerry Carrlf, Nick Helmmer,
William Pollard, Ed Miles, Henry Schacker.
J. C. Byrnes, Dr. R. Neumarker, Mark
Burke, D. C. Kacanaugh, C. J. Carrlg,
G. W. Phillips, Edgar Howard. Chris Gruen
ther. Chris Wunderllch, R. C. Regan. S.
Drinin, Dr. F. H. Morrow, Frank Kersen
brock. Dr. F. B, Cyphers.
J. C. Byrnes wanted the delegation
instructed but G. W. Phillips opposed
Byrnes in his determination, who
could pot get a second to his motion
and each delegate will vote as he
The following resolutions were pas
sed favoring the candidacy of Edgar
Howard, candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor: The democracy of Platte county recognii
gln thelmportance of the office of lieutenant
governor, feel a deep Interest In the candi
dacy for the office of our fellow townsman,
Hon. Edgar Howard, Mr. Howard has by
voice and pen been preaching progressive
democracy In Nebraska tor the many years,
his advanced Ideas upon the question of
state ownership of water powers and his
advocacy of a public warehouse law In in
terests of the farmers should appeal with
special emphasis to the voters of Nebraska,
his election will Insure the senate of tho
Nebraska legislature a gifted presiding of
ficer and one who at all times can be de
pended upon to throttle the vicious legisla
tion sought by favorite seeking corporations.
We recommend his candidacy to the
voters of this county regardless of politlrs
and pledge our earnest effort In his behalf,
this was unanimously passed.
Seek to Have Man
Freed From Prison
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 24. (Special.)
Sheriff Carl Cox of Box Butte coun
ty with Charles Tillett and Charles
Gillette of the same county called on
Governor Morehead afternoon to
present the case of Ray Tompkins,
who is serving a term in the peniten
tiary fo assault and "robbery.
Tompkins claims that he got in bad
company and while drunk assaulted
a farmer and robbed him of $200.
Upon this confession he received his
sentence. It is now claimed that as a
result of that confession a tough
gang in that community was broken
up and the house in which they lived
and where the crime was committed
has become a respectable place. Be
cause of this his friends think Tomp
kins should receive a pardon and has
been sufficiently punished in the three
months he has served. I
Progressives Send
Pool Endorsements
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Tulv 24. (Special.) Sec
retary of State Pool today eceived
the following endorsements of the
progressive state committee of repub
lican candidates:
Presidential Electora-at-Large Fred H.
Richards of Fremont and Harry 3. Byrne
of Omaha.
Presidential Electors Edward W. Miskell
of Lincoln, U. P. Swansea or Omaha,
George F. Wall of Fremont, Thomas J2.
Williams of Aurora.
Declinatoins from nominations for
the above offices accompanied the
filings, being John Lewis of Omaha,
Eric Tuorell of Oakland, Francis A.
Gue of Tecumseh, Nelson T. Thorson
of Omaha, and C. S. Boggs of Filley.
H. Gordon Cross of St. Ldward
had already filed his declination.
Woman Thrown From Mawer
By Runaway Horses
Tecumseh. Neb.. July 24. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Derr, wife of Joseph C.
Derr, the family home being six and
one-half miles west of Tecumseh, is
suffering from the effects of a runaway
accident. Mrs. Derr had been assist
ing her husband in the hay field, driv
ing a team to a mower. She had
started to drive to the barn when her
team became frightened. Mrs. Derr
succeeded in keeping her seat on the
mower until she had successfully
guided the running horses over a
small brldee. when, as the team gave
a lunge forward, she was thrown back
ward trom tne mower, one angniea
upon her head and shoulders, suffer
ing considerable injury to her head
especially. No bones were broken.
Mrs. Derr was unconscious for three
hours, but is now reported to be get
ting along veryewell.
Former Tecumseh Man
Kills Self at Denver
Tecumseh. Neb.. July 24.-r-.fSpe-
cial.j Denver papers of last Monday
have been received nere giving an ac
count of the suicide of Thomas R.
Walter. Mr. Walter, a erocerv clerk
and said to have gone to Denver from
Lincoln six weeks before, took his
own life by asphyxiation, carefully
plannig the deed. He was single, was
aged 29 years, formerly lived in the
western part ot this county ano nas
relatives residing here. Despondency
was given as the cause of suicide.
Fanners' Union Picnic at Lyons.
Lyons, Neb., July 24. (Special.)
The Farmers' union picnic on the
Blackbird, east of here, was a great
success, with a large attendance.
Sneakinrr. ball games and races were
features. The West Side ball team de
feated the Jefferson boys, V to 0. Ba-
teries: Johnson ana usberg; Larson
and Holmes. A wrestling exhibition
was given bv Oliver Johnson and
John Kingry of Bancroft. The prin
cipal orator was J. Campbell of Cen
tral City, WeD.
Answers of Republican County
Chairmen Indicate Dissatis
faction With the System.
It used to be proverbial that every
man ( and it is certainly no less true
of woman) is either a fool or a phy
sician at forty. This means that every
intelligent person must learn so much
about caring for his own health that
by the time he is forty years of age
he can almost be reckoned as a phy
sician. Why then is there so muoh talk by
doctors against "self-medication"? A
woman can recognize all ordinary ail
ments without calling on a doctor. If
they are ailments distinctive to her
sex she generally "knows enough to
use that greatest of all remedies for
such ailments, Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and likewise
she is familiar with the standard rem
edies for other diseases. Adv.
es Moines, la., July 24. (Special.)
In order to ascertain the sentiment
over the state on the primary law,
Charles A. Rawson, chairman of the
republican state central committee,
recently sent out a list of questions
on the primary Ind the attitude of
the voters toward it, to all county
chairmen. The replies indicate con
siderable dissatisfaction with the pri
mary law.
the hrst question asked was:
"Would like your opinion as how the
voters in your county are satisfied
witn tne present primary lawr
To this eight counties replied the
voters were satished with it and htty
one replied they were not.
The next question was: "Would
the voters want the present law re
pealed and go back to the convention
nominations again?" From twenty-
six counties the reply was that the
voters would favor the repeal entirely
and twenty-eight replied they would
favor modifications in the law.
The next question asked was:
"What changes can you suggest for
the better working of the present
law?" To this there were a variety
of answers. Among them the fol
lowing. "Go back to the convention system
for state officers."
Fault With Voters.
"Let the law alone and educate the
voter. The fault is with the voter."
"Hold county and state conventions
as we used to.
"Cut out red tape in county pri
maries. ' Our primaries are held too
early. They should be held when it
is time to open the campaign and les
son the expense of the primary and of
tne candidates.
"Resolutions were passed (at coun
ty convention) recommending that
tnat next legislature enact a law re
turning to a modified form of old con
vention system."
Nominate governor. United States
senator, congressman and county offi
cers at a primary and also delegates
to the state convention. Nominate all
other officers by convention.
State Nomination by Convention.
"Hold primary for countv. Con
vention for state nominations."
If we should now return to dele
gate system I believe the average
voter would complain that he had
lost some of his former privileges."
"Re-enact the primary law so as to
make it optional with the counties."
"Hold presidential and June prima
ries at the same time."
"I think if state officers were chos
en at state convention and county
officers at a primary the proper result
would be attained."
"Intelligent and fair-minded voters
are not satisfield."
"If present law is continued Some
way should be found to keep the
democrats trom helping the rcpub
licans nominate candidates."
"Keep the law for governor."
"Simplify it."
"Delegates to county conventions
are fixed in the back rooms and the
law does no good.
"Abolish the presidential preference
primary and change the June prv
marv to SeDtcmber."
Repeal of all parts of the law ex
cept such as relate to the higher ofh
cers of the ticket appears to be the
most DOpular remedy according to
the replies received. Several chair
men stated frankly that the law was
satisfactory to the voters, but was a
thorn in the side of the politicians.
As is shown by the replies above,
many think it is all right for county
offices and for delegates to the state
convention, but not for state officers.
Building Burned at Curtis.
.Curtis, Neb., July 24. (Special
Telegram.) The building containing
Heaton s barber shop and bath rooms
was totally destroyed by fire last
night during a wind and rainstorm.
Part of the contents was saved, and
the firemen prevented the spread of
the blaze to Murray s hotel, adjoin
ing. I he structure was owned by
Dan Ragan of Sterling, Colo. His
loss is covered by insurance.
Eczema Is Conquered
Greasy salves and ointments should not
be applied if good clear skin is wanted. From
any druggist for 26c or $1.00 for extra large
size, get a bottle of semo. When applied as
directed, it effectively removes eecema,
auicklv stons itching and heals skin troubles.
also sores, burns, wounds and chafing. It
penetrates, cleanses and soothes. Zemo is
dependable and inexpensive. Try it, as we
believe nothing you have ever used is as
effective and satisfying.
Zemo, Cleveland.
Tan, Red or Freckled
Skin Is Easily Shed
To free your summer-soiled skin of Its
muddiness, freckles, blotches or tan, the
best thing to do is to frea yourself of the
sain Itsell. This is easily accomplished by
the use of ordinary mereolized wax. which
can be had at any drug store. Use at night
as you use eoia cream, washing it on in
the morning. Immediately the offending sur
face skin begins to come off in fine powder
like particles. Gradually the entira cuticle Is
absorbed, without pain or inconvenience. The
second layer or akin now In evidence pre
sents a spotless whiteness and sparkling
beauty obtainable in no other way.
If the heat tends to loosen and wrinkle
your skin, there's an effective and harmless
remedy you can readily make at home. Ju.t
let an ounce of powdered saxolite dissolve in
a half-pint witch hatei and bathe your face
in the liquid. This at once tightens the
skin and smooths out the lines, making you
look ysara younger. Advertisement.
"Snuffens" lor Hay Fever.
You can stop that sneealng, and seeurs
a clear Head and Eyes, by tea aae at
Cook's Hay Fever Relief.
It Is applied to both the nose and ayes,
and is of benefit to thousands who are
now using It. It la a remedy of Merit, and
can be obtained at all Drag Stores, or
will be mailed to you direct upon receipt
of 11.00.
Write for Pamphlet
Caspar, Wyoming, U. S. A,
"Townittnd'i for Ntwtlm mhI.m
fcHwtrte Fan, $?.SO Bur ru -Grand). Co.
H Root Print It Now Beacon Priw
II If -kit mt Whit lHamonds, .S. FMholm
llmr "tYhtMi the Hoys Com Homo" An
nppcihnir military ballad tuns by Evn WIN
llmna, Victor record No. 64,64, at Orchard
A WntwllTT.
rrobato ricrk Takr Vacation riydo C,
Hni,.tl.iml. proton t rit-rk In tin? offtc of
County Jtittg-0 Bryc Crawford, ti taking a
two weeks' vacation.
"Today n .Uo.1 I'm tram', claanlfled aec
Hon today. It iipear In The Bet eiclu
tvoly. Kind out what tho various moving
plctur theaters offer.
Loam at Old Matching Game D. A. Pavta
of Batard. Minn., matched coin with two
stranger near Union Htatlon, andat the and
of th game was ! tn the hole, lie re
Parted the affair to the police, and later
Jim Johnson of Chicago was arrested,
Eddyville Man Dies of
Injury in Auto Upset
Plattsmouth, Neb., July 24. (Spe
cial.) Word was received by D. A.
Young, five miles south of (his city,
of the death of a brolher-iii-law,
Grant Willever, at Lexington, this
state, from the effects of an automo
bile accident, which occurred there
a few days since. Mr. Willever is a
large stock raiser and feeder near Ed
dyville. Mrs. Young, who is a sister
of Mrs. Willever, departed for Lex
ington to attend the funeral.
Notes From York.
York, Neb., July 24. Carl M. Hoff-
master of Benedict and Anna Swan of
Strornsburg were married here July
21. Rev. W. C. Brewer, pastor of the
Evangelical church, officiated.
Rev. J. G. Dickson, who has been
pastor of the First Baptist church of
this city for the last four years, ten
dered his resignation Sunday morn
ing, to take effect September 1. He
has accepted a call from the First
Baptist church of Clay Center, Kar.
York county has 1,716 automobiles,
owned by residents of the county, ac
cording to the records in County
Treasurer Metz' office. This gives
one automobile for every twelve in
habitants in the county.
Two Automobiles Wrecked.
PlntUmnnth Veh T,.l Ot T I
Amirlr nf this rifv anA tknn,,, l"rt..-t
ney of Auburn had a head-on colli
sion just south of this city Sunday
morning, both going at a high rate
or sneed. with thp result lliaf UntU
machines were wrecked, but, fortu
nately, no one was hurt. Both cars
will nave to be rebuilt.
Absolutely Removes
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.
Have Personal
Cards Printed
Before You
Go Away,
This was the exclama
tion from most every
woman who passed the
16th street window,
where the first of the
newest Fall Hats was
Fashion whispered anfl
we could not resist the
temptation to show our
latest surprises.
Beautiful beyond des
scription aro these
Chenille and Vclour
Hats, in the most fas
cinating colorings Pea
cock Blue, Russet,
Hunter Green, Orchid
and Corbeau.
The trimmings are ex
tremely "chic."
The whole ensemble
speaks in unmistakable
terms of a Fall season
of charming surprises
in Millinery from the
second floor.
Comfort and
Profit for You
When You
Shop Her.
At Tiny Prices
Tfca iraatlr anlarfad and Bawl? tocatasl
notlaa aWpartsaaatt affars flna aavbiga aw
Just tha thuBga jrou mast aow.
C. M. C. Crochat Cotton, at, per.
ball 6
Bif Lot of Dressing Combs, at,
each '. 10
Girls' and Ladies' Barrattes, at,
each 10. 3 far 25
Boys' Pant Bands, with button
holes, at, each 5
Burson Beat Stocking Feet, at,
per pair 5
Shoe Trees, pair 4
Coat and Trouaer Hangars, each 4
Bias Tapes, and other tapes, bolt 4
Fast Colored Wash Edgini, yard lHi
Darning Cotton, black, white and tan, spool 1
Rust Proof Dress Clasps, card 4
Pearl Buttons, card 1
Face Chamois, extra soft, each 4(t
Inside Skirt Belting, yard 4
Large Boxes of Assorted Wire Hair Pins, each 4
Elastic Remnants, 2 for x. 5
Rick-Rack and Linen Tape, bolt 4i
Ladiet' and Children! Hot Supportara, pair 6t
Main Floor.
a pair now for the balance
of the Women's Low Shoes
In The Purchase
of the Stock of
THEY'LL GO LIKE WILD FIRE at this price so be sure to come early
on Tuesday morning.
We Say for Tuesday---39c a Pair
Pumps and Oxfords, in Black, Tan, White; strapped and plain Pump styles, high
and low heels, turn and Goodyear welted soles. Most every size is represented.
Basement , '
Canthe Submarine Freighter
Break the British Blockade?
If it can accomplish this, then the value of' the Deutschland's cruise will take .
on tremendous importance. .
But whatever the outcome of this latest experiment in the European war, this
tragic conflict, remarks The Brooklyn Citizen, "has made for itself a memorable
place in history by showing conclusively that the air and the depths of the sea are
no longer barred against human rivalry with the fish and the bird."
In THE LITERARY DIGEST for July 22d. the main feature-article deals
with the Deutschland's cruise and reveals every shade of the public opinion of
America upon the exploit. The editorial opinions of leading newspapers of all
kinds are quoted. ;:
Among the many other valuable articles in this week's issue are:
Theory and Practise in the Allied Offensive,
"Our Enemies, Like Ourselves, Now Stand on the Pinnacle of Their Strained Endeavors," According to
BaaW I akaW . 1 af, (k at e - a a a a a. SI mm sie m '
jnajor iriorani, ine Herman military critic, and it I riot Unlikely 1 hat the Kesult of the "
the Allies' Present Great Offensive.
War Will Hinge on the Success of
"Tom Brown" Goes Back to Sing Sing
Trade-War Plans of the Allies
Colonel Roosevelt's Army
Bleeding France to Death
Is Drug Addiction a Disease?
How We Waste Food
An Italian Hand in Shakespeare's
A Call for Curbstone Preachers
An Anti-Gossip Crusade
A "Thinking Machine"
More "Peril" In the Far East
Germany at Bay
Bidding for the Progressive Vote
Germany Seen by a British Visitor
Gunpowder as a Chimney-Sweep
Military Drill in the Public Schools
The Cruising Theaters of Long Ago
The Banker as a "Big Brother"
Pastors Whose Hearts are Breaking
A Boy's Chances of Getting Ahead"
A Splendid Assortment of Illustrations
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