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THE OMAHA-SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 5, 1916.
ALL FOR WILSON
Veteran Engineer at Columbus
Throws Doubt on Assertion
, ' IS HELD AS A SPY
Victor Duras Under Arrest in
Peorograd, and Government
Huge Crowd is Out
At Hebron to Greet
STRAWS ALL POINT
TO G. 0. P. VICTORY
Headquarters Workers at Lin
coln All Are Confident
Ticket Will Win.
VICE CONSUL IN
iiebron, N'eb.; Nov. 4. (Special
Telegram.) The largest political
meeting in Hebron since 18 was
held lal niirlit u-hrn former L'nited i irxTLTiTtrv niA c nrvpn ctatf
KUSSIA Mates .Senator Norns. Brown aa
QUESTION ADAMSON LAW
Columbus, Neb., Nov. 4 (Special
Telegram.) Assurance that the vote
of the Nebraska trainmen is tucked
away in the democratic fold was ques
tioned by a veteran Union Pacific
engineer, Joe Coolidge, here today.
Acknowledging that an order came
' to support Wilson, Mr. Coolidge nev
ertheless, asserts that the men are a
little lea tv about the Adamson law
being for their actual welfare, and
the best the democrats can hope for is
their usual rock-ribbed party men.
Of course, comparatively few train
men are opposing Wilson, but when
they reach the election booth it is
expected that the majority of them
will, as usual, vote republican.
Another trainman, a veteran, how
ever, who is openly and emphatically
supporting the republican ticket is
' Eber Smith.
Evidence that members of the
Platte county democratic party have
not much confidence in their chance3,
was shown by an election bet made
today between Dan Schram, promi
nent republican, and several demo
crats. Schram was forced to put up $2,500
to tne democrats' ?1,500. Schram
alto hai an even wager of $500 on
the state going republican. Four years
go he made no bets, while eight
years ago, ne gave odds ot 5 to 1 on
Edgerton Makes Talks '
Through Buffalo County
Kearney. Neb.. Nov. 4. iSoeeiaU
Frank E. Edgerton of Aurora has
Just closed a aeriea of successful re
publican meetings in Buffalo county,
speaking at Amherst,- Miller and Elm
Creek to large and enthusiastic re
publican crowds. Other speakers at
these meetings were N. P. McDonald
of this city, Ed Harris and Max Hos
tetler, candidates for the state legis
lature, ana u. i. smith, candidate for
the state senate.
Mr. Edgerton declared last night at
Elm Creejt that President Wilson and
his administration have taken as their
motto, "The Easiest Way." Whenever
an obstacle presented itself to the ad
ministration it has not been overcome
as strong men dispose of obstacles
in their wsy, but the president has
constantly sought out the easiest way
to get around it, he delared.
f The pathway of any man, any
woman, any nation which always
seks the easiest way out of difficul
ties leads inevitably to disgrace and
dishonor," declared Mr. Edgerton.
"Rations must( like-individuals, stand
up1 for principle! must be guided by
abiding principles of right, and not be
swerved froth 'right1 fo left by ob
, stacles, or else .its . path will lead
down to dishonor and disgrace."
The meeting at Miller Friday night
was declared! to be, one( of the. best,
meetings helg this year irf Kearney
county, .. i . .
(Pram a State Correap.,ni1"iil.l
Washington, Nov. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Victor H. Duras, a Xebras
kan by birth, born in Wiiber. vice
consul of the United States to Petro
grad, has been arrested as a German
spy, according to information received
at the State department from the
American embassy in the Russian
capital. In consequence of these ru
mors, the family of Mr. Duras, espe
cially his brother, C. O. Duras, who
was born at Crete, Neb., and now a
resident of Washington and connected
with the patent office, has been mov
ing heaven and earth to get further
Vice Consul to Leige.
Victor Dtiras was appointed vice
consul to Leige. Belgium, in 1913.
After the fall of Liege, Mr. Duras
was transferred to Petrograd in a
similar capacity. Now comes the in
formaton that he has bee arresited as
a German spy and imposter. On Oc
tober 24 the State department was ad
vised by cable from the mbassy at
Petrograd that on the 16th, permis
sion having heen given Messrs, Dent
ing and Armour, secretaries of the
American embassy at Petrograd, they
called on Duras in the presence of the
The embassy reports that Duras
seems mentally unchanged and is we
physically. The hypothesis was ad
vanced by the judge 'that Duras was
killed at Liege "and the prisoner is
a German spy and imposter.
Brother Not Dead.
In an interview with C. O.' Duras
today, he said to The Bee correspond
ent that there was an awful mistake
about his brother being killed at
Liege, as he had received letters from
him since he reached Petrograd. He
said he had importuned the State de
partment for further facts, but the de
partment seemed entirely nonchalant
regarding the affair, notwithstanding
tnat an American lite may be in
jeopardy. Having received no en
couragement at the department to
seek additional facts, Mr. Duras will
make an effort to get prominent citi
aens of New York interested in his
brother's case, and may even call on
Colonel Roosevelt for aid in saving
his brother's life, as he knows the
man arrested in Petrograd is not an
imposter, nor was his brother killed
West Point. Neb., Nov. 4. fSne-
cial.) The marriage of Henry C. F.
Schwinck and Miss Minnie Thompson
took place last night at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
A. Thompson of this city. Little Miss
Fay Horton of Omaha acted as rintr
bearer, Miss Vlasta lerman, maid of
honor ind- Mis wdelia 'SchwincV a
bridesmaid. Rev. L. J. Powell of
Grace Lutheran church performed the
ceremony. 1 he groom was deputy
county assessor under the late Wil
liam MeDonamV and is candidate for
treasurer in the, coming election. (
dressed a crowd of .1.000 persons at a
republican meeting. The big city
square was Jillen to overMowing with
Hebron citizens and farmers from the
adjacent territory, who came in for
the rally. County Chairman W. M.
Cook declared that not in recent
years in Thayer county had a crowd
ever turned out for any political
meeting in such numbers and showing
such determined interest in the elec
tion of any candidate. The name of
Hughes whenever mentioned was
The speaking was preceded with an
auto parade of 200 machines. J. C.
New Automobile ,
Plates Are Ready
(From a Staff Corrmpomlenl.)
Lincoln, Nov. 4. (Special.) Auto
mobile plates for 1917 are now in the
hands of Secretary of State Pool and
will be ready for distribution as soon
as sent for. The plate this year has
a light yellow backing with black let
ters and can be, seen more readily
than the 1916 kind.
Kvcry man owning an automobile
or motorcycle must have these new
numbers before January 1, 1917, or
will be subject to prosecution accord
ing to the secretary of state.
So far this year 99,200 automobile
numbers have been sent out and 3,818
motorcycle numbers. This will prob
ably be increased before the year
ends. This month there, has' been 2,
450 auto humhersissuedand fifty
motorcycle sent out.
Heavy Loss in Barn.
Fremont, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The barn at the home of Ray Nye
was destroyed by fire Thursday even
ing, causing a loss of about $15,000,
with insurance of $5,000. The fire
caught from the oil under an auto
mobile, while the chauffeur was mak
ing some repairs. ; . t-
(From a Staff-Correapontlnt)
Lincoln, Nov. 4, (Special.) To
night practically closed the cam
paign, though on Monday evening
closing addresses will be made
many places. Speeches by Senator
George W. Norris are said to be
having a very wholesome effect upon
voters who have had a tendency to
For a week republicans have been
feeling that the tide of battle has
turned in such a way that there is
positively no chance for any candi
date on the state ticket to be de
feated. Nearly every poll taken
shows that Kennedy and Sutton have
a lead and generally with a margin
of 2 to 1 or better.
The current number of McClure's.
a magazine which takes a poll of its
subscribers and gives it out just be
fore each presidential election, shows
such a decided majority for Hughes
in the so-called doubtful states of
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, In
diana and Illinois, that democrats
have practically thrown up their
hands in despair, for they know that
these polls in former years have al
ways been practically a true predic
tion of what may happen on election
John Knudna Makes
Effort to Break Jail
Fremont, Neb., Nov. 4. Special.)
I'assersby saw John Knudna, who
is serving a term tor car robbery at
South Omaha, as he was digging his
way through the roof of the county
jail and gave the alarm. Knudna
stopped work when he heard voices
and turned out the electric light by
which he was working. He was a
trusty at the jail and had been given
the. freedom along with some other
prisoners. Knudna shared in the re
ward the Union Pacific paid for the
capture of the robbers who held up
and raided the mail car on the Over
land Limited near Omaha in May,
"What Wonderful Work"
Meaning that the lady was overwhelmed, ex
tremely surprised and joyously pleased when
she found what really WONDERFUL RUG
CLEANING may be expected from Dresner's
plant. In fact, the rug is upon her floor now,
and you may see it if you wish. The lady says .
. ta m n ir rriirA It at araoa if trn oolr fi-it if -
. " y lilt J give nei nuuicoo a, juu nan. v ms
Dresher Bros. Cleaners
: Phone Tyler 545
Plant at 2111-2217
F am ant St., Omaha.
-What Prohibition Has
Done to Maine"
At the AUDITORIUM
Monday Evening, November 6th, 8:00 o' Clock
HON E E, NEWBERT
State Treasurer of Maine
Will tell how Statutory Prohibition has failed in its intended purpose in the Pine
Tree State. How it has not abolished the Liquor Traffic; how it has not shut
down the saloons; how it has not made men sober; how it has not safeguard
ed society; how it has not removed temptation from the boys and , young men,
nor lessened the drink habit. : .
. Don't fail to hear Mr. Newbert relate the horrible conditions existing in
Maine due to Prohibition.
This Meeting Will Be Held Under the Auspices of .
The Nebraska Prosperity League
Adm iss ion Free
Another Ruse to
(From a Staff Correspondent. .
Lincoln, Nov. A. (Special.) The
.atest democratic move of a question
able character is to show that the re
publican committee having in charge
the campaign of John L. Kennedy, has
used envelopes with a democratic re
turn card to send out literature
signed by progressives tending to help
Mr. Kennedy. In fct, "it is said"
that Chairman Langhorst of the dem
ocratic state committee has one letter
which he pulls out of an envelop with
a democratic return card and exhibits
to people to show, or try to show,
that republicans are guilty of using
envelopes of supposed democratic
origin, hoping to influence progres
sive voters who may happen to receive
It has been proven in this campaign
for the last three weeks that a demo
cratic trademark has anything but a
wholesome effect on literature sent
out even by the democratic commit
tee, so there is nothing to be gained
by charging republicans with doing
something that have long since
learned gives no prestige whatever.
Both Chairman Corrick of the pro
gressive committee and Manager Sey
mour of the Kennedy campaign, deny
any connection with the sending out
of the letters, and thus the impression
is left, as has been shown several
times this campaign, that the demo
cratic committee itself, knowing how
fruitless have been their own efforts,
have turned their attention to sending
out these things themselves.
Of course, to use a democratic
phrase, "it may be hard to substan
tiate this," but then "it is a general
rumor," and so the democratic com
mittee will have to be charged with
pulling another political bonehead.
Looking for Victory
Alliance, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The republicans- of .Alliance,, whe
have been conducting a very active
campaign for the party, are feeling
jubilant over the prospects here.
There has been a noticeable change
and a general drift toward Hughes
in the last week. There seems to be
no question but the state ticket will
carry substantially in the county and
that a large portion of the county
ticket will be elected by a safe ma
jority. Wheat Comes to Market.
Holdrege, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special,
The slight falter in the rise of
wheat prices this week has brought
out several thousand bushels of wheat
that was being held for $2 a bushel.
Upholstered Rockers, (10 CA
Upholstered Rockers, C09 Art
These are done in handsome
tapestries and velours.
Leather Chair, simi- flflQ 7C
lar to picture PlOal J
Chair in solid mahogany
frame, like this illustration;
loose spring cushion; luxuriant
ly upholstered; very CJOO "JC
roomy ... .pOJ 1 0
Beautifying homes and making them comfort
ableis "Our Business." Raymond Good Fur-
niture does beautify as well as produce com-
f ort and lasting satisfaction in its use. Here are
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shown a few of the late arrivals to our floors, of
Comfortable, Pleasing and Durable Pieces.
Note the prices and come and see them.
Mahogany Table $10.75
Oak Table.... . .$8.75
The table desk here shown is
30x50 top, Adam style, solid
mahogany finish- C09 "JC
ed in soft brown, vJO.I D
Uf U . 11
.Davenports, and Sofas
Three cushions and base springs, covered in pretty1
colored tapestries and velours, in soft shades of rose,
mulberry, soft blues and mixtures. Prices
$29.50, $33.75, $37.50, $45.00, $57.50 and to $65.00
The Davenport here illustrated is shown
in Spanish leather. Price . . .
And a rich velour,
Our Dining-Room Furniture
division is rapidly filling up with some of the smart
est designs and period adaptations, we have yet been
able to show. This Side Board is a fine Old English
design and finish. Six feet length.
Buffets in golden and fumed oak, from 42 to 48
$12.75, $13.75, $15.75, $17.75, $18.75, $20.00
lj a II a l Qj
Rug attractions from America's biggest and most reliable
looms, are here in quantities and qualities, and are marked
free from price advances.
Every one of these is the clean
est output of the mills.
Azminaters, 0 A
Wiltons 9x12, perfect weaves;
yarn dyed, and in every good pat
tern, and the color tones and
blends selected with
greatest care, at.
S17.75. $22.50. S26.75
Bed Room Suites
Many rare values have just been arranged on the floor.
This is a very rich dresser, in black walnut, 50-inch
base, and of the most careful wood selec- tfJOQ "7C
Oak Dressers $7.75, $10.75, $12.75
Walnut Dressers $18.75, $21.25, $29.75
Nifty Bedroom Rugs, 8-3x10-6, in
neat allover de- $H 75
Wood Bads are growing more
popular every day. The beYl
shown is in a beautiful selection
Oak Bed, post de- JJJ tj
Mahogany Bad, post jg J)Q
Mattraai Valuea at our every day low
prices are always to be found here.
Our 45-lb. layer felt, art CJQ
Finar grade! in theaa run to $12.50.
Ask to see the Dixla the silk-floss
filled mattress. It is a mattress wonder.
Raymond's $100.00 Cash Letter Contest Is
Wide Open to You and Will Not Close'Till Nov. 15
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