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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2. 1916.
Secretary Coates of Iowa Tem
perance Workers Says
Formal Announcement Made of
Adjustment of Rates by
TELEPHONE 2020 DOUGLAS
HE HEARD THREATS
Ride Up on the
to the Second Floor
Villisca Photographer Tells in
Red Oak Trial of Conversa
tion He Overheard.
"GET RID 0? WILKERSON"
LAWMAKERS WILL ASSIST
SOLVE SHORTAGE PROBLEM
Red Oak, la., Dec. 1. (Special
Telegram.) Another sensation was
created in the crowded court room
here this afternoon in the Jones-Wrl-kcrson
$60,000 damage suit, when J
W. Noell, a Villisca photographer,
testified (or the defense that on May
26, 1916, at 10:30 o'clock at night, he
overheard Senator F. F. Jones, At
bert Jones and two other men, one
of whom he thought was W. B. Mc
C'aull, talking in the Jones warehouse.
Noell said he heard someone say:
"If I don't win this election and have
political pull I cannot down this
He thought it was F. F. Jones who
said this. Other parts of the conver
sation which the witness said he over
heard were: "We've got to get rid of
Wilkerson if we have to kill nun.
iVhat will we do with Vina Tomp
kins? Do you suppose we could buy
her? Do you suppose $1,000 would
influence her? Van Law would be a
good man to work on her."
. Little was accomplished this morn
ing. L. E. Lewis, former mayor of
Villisca, testified that when he and
"Hank" Horton. city marshal of Vil
lisca, went to Marshalltown last sum
mer to sec Mrs. Vina Tompkins
about what she knew of the murder
of the Moore family she told them
that she knew only what she had read
in the newspapers. '
Harry Whipple, a brother of Mrs.
Vina Tompkins, was in the court
room today and probably will be
called to the witness stand to testify
tomorrow. He is one of the men
whom Mrs. Alice Willard declared in
her testimony she saw in the group
of four men who were plotting the
murder of the Moore family in the
vacant lot north of the Moore home
on the night of the murder,
Another Round in
Court House Fight
Sioux Falls. S. D.. Dec. 1. (Spe
cial.) Fairfax lost in the first round
of what evidently will be prolonged
litigation in the attempt ot fair tax
to retain the county seat of Gregory
At the recent election the town of
Burke secured a sufficient nubmer of
votes to capture the county seat from
Fairfax, but the residents of Fairfax
have raised the question as to whether
or not Fairfax was the temporary or
permanent county seat, an early
court decision having been to the ef
fect that it was the permanent county
In a hearing just held, the attorneys
representing Burke argued that a de
cision rendered by the state supreme
court in 1908, to the effect that Fair
fax was the temporary county seat,
settled the present matter and en
titled Burke to the county seat in ac
cordance with the vote cast at the
election on November 7.
After hearing the arguments and ex
aming the evidence and court deci
sions. Judge Williamson of the state
:ircuit court, who presided at the hear
ing, rendered a decision holding that
Fairfax at the time of the election in
November was the temporary and not
the permanent county sear.
The residents of Fairfax immedi
ately served notice of an appeal and
applied for a restraining order pre
venting the county commissioners or
the county officers from moving the
county records from Fairfax to
Burke pending a decision Dy tne state
Continues to Grow
Despite the War
Ottawa, Ont, Dec. 1. Notwith
standing the war, Canada's revenue
continues to grow, according to fig
ures made public here today. For he
eight months ending November 30
the revenue of the dominion totalled
$144,812,570, which is the largest eight
months' period in the history of the
country, it was stated, and more than
$40,000,000 greater than the income
for the same period in 1915. The to
tal for November was $23,164,765, a
betterment of $5,000,000 over the same
month last year.
There is to be further curtailment
of expenditures on Canadian public
works, it also was announced. Work
on the new Welland canal will be dis
continued this month and will not be
resumed until the end of the war. The
program for the construction of this
improvement was expected to cost
;n nnn.nnn. .
n vmm, - Expenditure on the Hudson Bay
"V railway will be curtailed considerably,
although work on the project will not
be entirely suspended. The railway,
400 miles in length, was to have cost
$30,000,000, while the work of con
structing the Hudson Bay terminal
;it Port Nelson was to have cost $20,
000,000. Estelle Case to the Jury.
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 1. (Special.)
-Attorneys in the case of Judge-Lee
iistelle of Omaha against the Daily
News Publishing company and the
Rev. B. F. Feldman made their argu
ments in district court here today.
The case went to the jury late in the
afternoon. Judge Estelle is suing for
$60,000 damages for libel. A jury in
Dodge county court three years ago
returned a verdict for $25,000, The
case has required all this week in the
Fremont Man Hurt.'
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 1. (Special.)
H. A. Burrill, a well known Fre
mont retired merchant, was quite seri
ously injured when he was knocked
from his bicycle when an automobile
driven by Fred Dracket of Fontanelle
struck him. Mr. Burrill suffered se
vere burises and is injured internally.
Burrill was lying under the machine
when Mr. Dracket brought it to a
roldfi Vmxum Hradartt anil Grip.
LAXATIVE nRUMO QUININE removes
Ihe t-ttusc. There In only one "Brnmo Qui
nine." K. W. UKOVIS'S signature la on boa.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Des Moines, la., Dec. 1. (Special
Telegram.) A. U. Coates, secretary
of Iowa Prohibitory Amendment as
sociation, and associated prohibition
workers, believes two important tern
perance committees in the next gen
eral assembly "will be "absolutely
"For the first time in eight years
we are going to have dry temperance
committees, said Mr. Coates today
"I have had a conference with F.. R
Moore, lieutenant governor-elect,
concerning his appointments to those
committees for suppression of intern
perance and constitutional amend
mcnts and suffrage, and his sugges
tions meet with our approval.
"The legislators suggested for those
important bodies are in majority
'dry.' I am willing tc accept the new
lieutenant governors assurances.
Mr. Moore is lined up on our side
in the fight for temperance.
Guards to Revolt.
A fight for legislation in congress
which will divorce the .National
Guard and the reguar army is pre
dicted to take place this winter by
Colonel Smith Brookhart of Wash-
now in Washington, D. C. The
guardsmen oppose modeling the
army along the lines of Prussian
aristocratic ideas and will demand
that it be organized with the French
idea of equality between officers and
men. "We do not oppose universal
training," said Colonel Brookhart,
but when a voung man is given a
period of intensive training he must
also be given vocational training and
be fitted for civil iitc when he leaves
Schools Need More Money.
State Superintendent A. M. Deyoe
declares in his report to the governor
that the schools need more money.
The appropriation of $125,000 for
normal training work should be in
creased to $150,000. This fund is dis
tributed among the schools of the
state which maintain normal training
courses. Each school which meets
the state requirements in this work
receives $750 a year from the state
fund. The consolidated school ap
propriation for the last two years
was $100,000. Mr. Deyoe says that
owing to the increase in the number
of districts and the expected growth
the next two years the fund for
the state aid should be increased to
State Gets Big Check.
The state treasury yesterday received
a Thanksgiving present in the shape
of a check for $6,257 from the estate
of Mary G. Turner of Marshalltown,
payment of collateral inheritance tax
on $124,000, which was given By will
to collateral heirs.
Many Go to Stock Show.
Iowa will be well represented at
the big International Live Stock ex
position to be held in Chicago, De
cember 2 to 9. The Iowa Draft Horse
Breeders, who will make a collective
exhibit in barn 20, is backing the Iowa
horse exhibit and it is predicted that
many blue-ribboned animals will be
in the show. The state college farm
at Ames is taking some high class
shorthorns and herefords. Breeders ot
pure bred stock frcun all parts of the
state are planning on attending, as
are also state officials.
To Build New Bridge.
A five-span concrete arch bridge is
to be built over the Des Moines river
on Grand avenue to cost $180,000. The
contract was awarded to William
Horrabin of Iowa City by the city
council late yesterday afternoon. This
will make the third concrete arch
bridge to span the river in the dis
trict which connects the business part
of East and West Des Moines. There
will be an eighty-foot roadway across
the bridge. Work will start within a
Iowa's Official Vote.
Iowa's official vote for presidential
electors shows 279,341 for Charles
Evans Hughes and 216,771 for Wood
row Wilson. The Hughes plurality
was 62.570. The total vote for presi
dent was 496,112. The highest vote
cast in this state was In 1900 in the
McKinley-Bryan campaign, when the
Iowa vote for the seven candidates
for president was 530,355. ,
Harlan County Boy
- Killed by Father
Alma, Neb., Dec. 1. (Special.)
Walter, the 23-vear-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Philly Olt, residing north of
Keoublican Uty, wai accidentally snot
and instantly killed by his father,
Wednesday afternoon, the young
man was husking corn and his father
was herding cattle in a nearby field.
The elder Mr. Ott carried a double
barreled shotgun and had just shot
a rabbit which the boy went to pick
up, when the gun was accidentally dis
charged again while Mr. Ott was at
tempting to extract the shell. The
full charge struck the young man and
he died instantly.
Words of Caution
Come Too Late
Boone, la., Dec. I. (Special Tele
gram.) Scarcely had George Clap
saddle finished saying: "I don't want
you pointing that at my head," when
a revolver in the hand of Anton Ben
son was discharged, sending a bul
let into Clapsaddle s heart.
Benson had been told tne gun was
loaded only with blanks. A coroner's
inquest exonerated him, returning a
verdict of accidental death.
Children Will Present
Peace Plea to President
New York, Nov. 30. Eight children
appointed by the East Side Protective
association will tomorrow leave for
Washington to present to President
Wilson a peace resolution calling up
on him to use his good offices to pro
mote the idea of peace among the
b lligerent nations. A telegram was
sent the president tonight telling him
of the children's plans.
Washington, Dec. . 1. Formal an
nouncement of the new adjustment
of demurrage rates designed to re
lease freight carrying cars more
promptly from the hands of shippers
and to meet in part the car shortage
problem, was made today by the In
terstate Commerce commission.
The commission's order directs rail
roads to cancel immediately all de
murrage schedules recently submitted
and which the commission had sus
pended on account of shippers' pro
tests and authorizes tiling ot new
schedules with these provisions:
First, making no change in the pres
ent effective form of the weather rule,
or average agreement.
Second, providing for two days free
time exclusive of Sundays or legal
holidays and following rates ot de
murrage after expiration of free
time: $1 for the first day, $2 for the
second day, $3 for the third day and
$5 for the fourth and each succeeding
Third, provided track storage
charges shall remain in effect as at
present, except where the demurrage
rate is $3 per day or more.
Fourth, provided further that these
provisions be embodied in tariffs fixed
to expire by limitation Mav 1. 1917.
Fifth, provided that the carriers' de
murrage schedules suspended in or
ders ot November 15 and 2, 1916, are
contemporaneously cancelled, upon
notice of tilts' commission and to the
general public by not less than three
days' filing and posting.
New Battleship .
Guns Have Range
Of 30,000 Yards
.Washington, Dec. 1. How the.
American navy has increased its bat
tle efficiency by great strides in the
last few years was detailed to the-
house naval committee today by Cap
tain diaries r. iJlunkett, director of
out while there has been constant
improvement in many ways, he said
much remains to be done.
The Atlantic fleet showed an im
provement of 20 per cent in target
practice last fall at the short range
firing, which is the only method of
determining individual efficiency.
target practice is 99 Der cent crew
and 1 per cent material," said Cap
tain Plunkctt, adding that the great
est stumbling block for the navy lies
m tne tact that is per cent of the
officers and men of a ship are shifted
each year through expiration of enlist
ment or the necessity ot filling va
cancies elsewhere. Lack of a surplus
of personnel on which to draw to fill
these vacancies or to commission new
ships, he said, created this condition,
which made it necessary to begin all
over again in each year in training
It was brought out that the navy
is preparing to work the guns of its
new ships up to 30,000 yards, al
though 16,000 was considered maxi
mum battle range up to the outbreak
of the European war. To spot the
fire at fifteen miles kite balloons
will be carried by every battleship.
London. Dec. 2. "We are in a po
sition of unparalelled gravity," said
Admiral Baron Beresford in an ad
dress today at a meeting to support a
stronger naval policy. lhe crisis
of the war is now.
"Since enemy submarines have
transferred their activities from head
lands and shallow waters, to the blue
sea. the menace requires new strategy
and new tactics to dcakwith it, but so
tar no definite and systematic meth
ods have been taken for suppressing
"The Germans are going to send
submarines to the Pacific and to
wherever British trade route3 are."
Baron Beresford advocated con
tinual aerial attacks on the German
base at Zeebrugge and the arming of
merchantmen and continued:
"It is a most unsatisfactorv state
of affairs. Thousands of tons of food
which were waiting to come to Eng
land, have been diverted to Ger
calling for a more effective blockade
and for more efficient measures to
deal with the submarine question.
TO STOP BAD COUGH
SOOTH DRY, IRR1TATKU THROAT WITH
P ABM J NT KVRL'P. HAYS THIS OLD
FASHIONED COrmi REMEDY
We aro told that the old time remedies
re best and Invariably contain lens harm
ful yet better medicine than those which
arc In ue today. This being so, undoubt
edly the following old fashioned recipe which
Is quick acting will be welcomed by many
a there seems to be a regular epidemic of
oughs at the present time. Secure from
your drugtfiflt l ounce armint (double
strength), take ' this home and add to It
uartcr pint ot not water and 4 ounces
of aranulatrd sugar, stir until dissolved.
Tak,e one Ublespoonful four times a day.
No more racKing your wnoie noay wun a
cough. Clogged nostrils should open, air
passages of your head should clear and
your breathing become easy. Parmint
syrup Is pleasant to take, easy to prepare
and costs little. Every person who has
a stubborn cough, hard cold or catarrh In
any form should give this prescription a
trial. There la nolnlng better. Adv.
A MOTHER'S TROUBLES
A mother's unending work and
devotion drains and strains her
physical strength and leaves its mark
in dimmed eyes and careworn ex
pressions she ages before her time.
Any mother who is weary and languid
should start taking Scott's Emulsion of
Norwegian Cod Liver Oil as a strengthen
ing food and bracing tonic to add rich
ness to ner mood and build up her
nerves before it is too late. Start Scott's
Emulsion today its fame is world-wide.
It is free from alcohol.
Scott & Bownf . Bloom field. N. J. 16-29
Overcoats that lead them all
Hart Schaff ner & Marx
Couldn't say' any more if we talked volumes. The label is a small thing to look
for, but a big thing to find. We know how good they are, because we are carry
ing and selling the largest stock of Suits and Overcoats ever shown in Omaha
and the better part of it is Hart Schaffner it Marx.
There's style, fit, snap and go to these Overcoats immediately you put
them on you know you are wearing an Overcoat that is going to give perfect .
satisfaction an extraordinary Overcoat an Overcoat you could not buy any
where else for the same money.
18, $20, $25
Ulsters, Double Breasted Coats, Single Breasted Coats, Belted Back Coats,
Pinch Back Coats, Loose Coats, Form-Fitting Coats, Conservative Chesterfield
Cloth Collar Coats. Coats with velvet collars and Coats with self collars and
Coata in every wanted weight, color, style and material.
Hart Schaffner & Marx SuiU and Overcoats, in wide variety of materials,
colors and weaves a style to suit everyone.
tfOC Hart Schaffner & Marx Suiti and Overcoats the last word in correct styW-1
r-'every wanted material; all mod?ls for extreme and conservative dressers. An
sizes, colors and materials. Limitless assortment.
Other Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits and Over
coats, $85 to $60 '
Owrfctt Hart Scaafhet Man
Reliable, guaranteed makes of Suits and Overcoats. Every man will find a style, material, color
and weave, to please him. The stock is immense.
Other Excellent Makes 'of Suits and Overcoats,
Priced at $12.50 and $15
Men's Fur and Fur-Lined Coats i $20 Up to $95
Largest Assortment in the Middle West. ' "
values $7.50 and $8.00, at. .
Second Floor, Men's Building.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits,
$40 and $45
Other Makes of Full Dress
and Tuxedo Suits
,817.50 and 835.00
We're Turning lhe Corner Away From High Prices
Saturday, With Gloves, Union Suite, Mufflers, Etc.
Better get in on this complete stocks, of course but when prices like these appear
on such merchandise, complete stocks dwindle rapidly. Dress-up time, now near the
holidays and you cannot start the Christmas season in a better way than by replenish
ing your wardrobe.
Of Men's Dress and Street
Gloves, samples and surplus
stock from our big glove pur
chase. Gloves have advanced
from 25 to 40 per cent, our
prices have not changed.
High Grade Kid, Mocha
and Cape Gloves, every pair
perfect. Regular and cadet
sizes. Actually worth $1.60
and $2.00, some worth even
more. d 1 1Q
Pair .pl.117 '
Specials Priced This
Special No. 2
Men's Winter Weight
Union Suits, heavy combed
cotton, ribbed and heavy i
fleeced. All made with closed
crotch. Most of them have
ribbed cuffs and ankles. Sil
ver gray, random, white and
ecru colors. All sizes. Regu
lar $1.00 and ' TQ
$1.20 values I VC
All-Wool Mufflers, sam
ples and floor stock from a
large Knit Goods Manufac
turer, whose name we are
not permitted to advertise.
Just what you need for win
ter wear, for men and wom
en. $1.00 and $1.25 values,
some worth ?Q
more, at OtC
Men's H'h Grade Webber Sweater Coats
Plain weaves or ruff-neck. All pure wool ana worsted. Colors and combinations.
Exceptional values ;
$4.98 to $8.50
Wool and Wool Mixed Men's Sweater Coata, medium and
saetu7daVyeights:. .Speda!'. . . . : . .$2.95 and $3.98
Men's Silk Four-in-Hand Ties, large open ends; good qual
ity silk, in all the new patterns. Most acceptable CO
Christmas gifts JJC
400 Pairs of Men's Shoes
At Very Special Prices
HIGH GRADE Shoes, from our
own stock, where sizes have be
come broken. We have grouped
these together into one big lot
and priced them thiB way for
$3.35 a Pair
There are Tan Russia Calf,
Black Dull Calf and Black Kid.
These same Shoes formerly sold
at $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.
Main Floor, Men'. Building.
Lanterns, Tools, Razors, Etc.
Ever-Ready Safety Razors, $1
50c Package Ever-Ready Safety
Razor Blades 394
$1.69 Genuine Ever-Ready
Flash Lights, 3-cell with nickel
plated case 81.29
$1.19 Genuine Eve r-Ready
Flash Lights, 2-cell, with black
fiber case 894
Hunters' Axes, fine for kindl
ing wood, 75c value 594
Hammer Handles, extra select
One lot of Zig Zag Rules,
choice for 194
24 to 30-Inch Plumb and Lev
els, brass ends. Regular $1.50 val
ues, at 81.19
Warranted Nail Sets 54
6x21 India Oil Stones 594
A very good and serviceable Ash
Sieve .' 354
Weather Strip, per foot. . . .24
$1.00 Buck Saws, fully warran
ted, for 694
Full size warranted Axes,
Boys' Axes, warranted ... 594
Saw Bucks 394
Lanterns, full size 494
Lanterns, large size, cold blast,
6-Foot Straight or Bent Furnace
Clinker Tongs for furnaces,
Men's Wool Shirts and Drawers, in assorted
colors. Garment . .
Exclusive patterns in fine quality Crepe Silk Shirts, beauti
Z"."!?!?.?Z....S&0 tO $7.50
Main Floor, Men'. Store.
Sealskin Caps, $4.98
About 15 Dozen Men's Genuine Sealskin Caps. Manu
facturer's floor stock. Detroit style. All sizes. Saturday,
at , $4.98
Fine Grade Sealskin Caps S7.50 to $22.50
Nearseal and Hudson Seal Caps S3.50 to $6.50
Men's Winter Caps
Men's Winter Caps, plain and fancy colors; also Plush and Cor
duroy, with pulldown bands to protect the ears. Specially priced,
at 454. 654. 81.00 and 81.50
Hats for Men and Young Men
"Brandeis Special," Soft and Stiff Hats -..$2.00
"Mayo," Soft and Stiff Hats, sold exclusively by the Brandeis Stores,
Omaha's headquarters for the Famous John B. Stetson Hats
$3.50. $4.00. $5.00. $10.00
Boys' Winter Headwear
Boys' Golf Caps with inside pulldown bands, at 254. 454 and 654
Boys' Hockey Caps, in red, blue, maroon, white, orange and black.
Assorted colors. Saturday 254 and 654
Boys' Cloth Rah-Rah Hats, with inside ear bands, 454. 654. 954
Sporting Goods Dept. Offerings
There's an atmosphere about this sporting goods store
that makes every man who comes here want to come back
an effort to more than please, to give information about
the things that every man wants to know in the Sporting
Goods line. Gome and get acquainted.
Ice Skates, the best makes in variety
40tf to $4.00 pair.
Roller Skates, the most dependable kinds
50t W $1.50 a Pair.
Skis , 75 to $3.50 the pair
Footballs. 98 to $6.00
Striking Bags, put one in your home $1.25 to $12.00
Main Floor, Men. Building.
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