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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1917.
HOUSE PASSES ONE
BILL CARRYING COIN
After Killing Car Shortage
Appropriation, Backs Up
and Passes It.
TO CLOSE BARBER SHOPS
(From a Staff Correapondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 9. (Special.) If any-j
body wants to kill a bill in the lower j
liousc all that is necessary is to tack
an appropriation of a few dollars to
it and goodby bill. The graveyard
Calling loud and long for investiga
tion of the car shortage, when it came
to paying for the investigation put
on by the railway commission, cost
ing about $1,500, the house sat down
on the bill. After discovering that
such action was inconsistent they
brought the mater up again and passed
it through with the emergency clause!
No Sunday Shaves.
A "barbarous" condition will not
continue in the towns of Nebraska if
Mouse Roll No. 295, passed this
morning by the house by a vote of
70 to 22 becomes a law. Under the
law no barber shops may run on Sun
day. Other bills which went through
on third reading are:
TT. "R. 24 Tranaf erring Lopan county
from Thirteenth to Twelflh judicial dlntrtct,
and Arthur county from Thirteenth to
H. B. fi Forbidding physicians to split
! and relieving person who rt-ceives an
Illegal fee from penalty as an aid to con
victions. H. It. 103 To revoke licenses of Itinerant
H. R. 106 County clerks to keep record
of'lilcths and dcuthn.
II. R. 1 13 Permitting applicant for
teachers' certificates to be re-examined
without pnylng another fee.
H. U. 140 Authorizing' Irrigation diotrlctn
to co-operate with fedorul reclamation
If. R. 28' For return of unearned salary
in case of death, removal or resignation
uf a public official.
H. K. 2 Permitting wire service com
panies to erect towers on public highways.
II. R. 61 Forbidding and penalizing con
struction of electric, transmission lines out
side of cities, until permission of tho rail
way commission ha been obtained. ' j
Detectives Look Into '
" Attempt to Wreck'
Grand Island Train
Hastings, Neb.. Fel. 9. (Special
Telegram.) Detectives arrived here
tbday to investigate what is believed
to have been a deliberate attempt
Wednesday night to wreck the south
bound St. Joseph & Grand Island
railroad passenger train a mile and a
half south of Edgar.
A railroad tie was wedged tightly
between the rails in such a manner
as to make derailment practically a
certainty. The pilot of the engine,
however, split the tie-and the locomo
tive remained on the track. The
work was carefully done, the tie
being so placed as not to attract the
attention of the engineer whose first
knowledge of the attempt came when
he heard the engine strike the tie.
The train was stopped and a careful
search made which revealed no trace
of would-be wreckers.
State House Notes
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. ' . (Special.) Alleged
fdjort wetRht In sl.tpni:it of oyftters from
the east to Lincoln is being Investigated by
L. M. Tolmari of Chttaeo, who 1b In charge
of tho central .dNtrlcl of the United States
food Inspecting department, with all terri
tory between the Allegheny, and Rocky
mountains. Oysters without added water
that Is, solkl weigh ' joat' ,'thlrty-four
ounces to the quart. A gallon of water
weighB thtrty-three and one-half ounces.
By these figures the inspectors are able to
tell whether a container of- bivalves Is
shipped short In measure.
To aid authorities tn apprehending the
man who attacked and strangled 13-year-old
Alice Parkos, at hey home north .of Ord,
Wednesday night. Governor Neville has of
fered a 200 reward on behalf of the state.
State Superintendent W. IT. Clemmens has
gone to Imperial and Mr. Dixon of his of
fice has gone to Blair to 'address school
Miss Alice Florer, on the staff of Slate
Superintendent W, H. Clemmons has been
called to York, Neb., by the serious Illness
of her sister, Mrs, JcsbIo liOve, who re
cently sutured a -stroke of apoplexy.
V7 : OS'
400 pairs of Women's
I Shoes that are worth
I today $4, $5 and $6;
1 clearaway sale price. .
From Our Near Neighbors
Mrs. 1 A. Turner entertained the woman's
club Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Xtmmerer were
Nohranka City vtnitor Tuesday.
Otto Heine left the tlrm of the week for
a visit with relatives In Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mra. K. H. Wulf are the happy
parents of a baby girl, bom February 6.
Mrs. Ida Ruge of Texas is here for a visit
with her parent, Mr. and Mrs. E. Xutsman.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred VtVstlake and daugh
ter, Lucy, were Lincoln visitors the first ot
Albert SUI retilmed th first of the week
frojn a visit of several weeks with relatives
Mrs. Christina Schemaker of Nehawkn Is
spending the week with her daughter, Mrs.
J3. H. Wulf.
John Fleselman has returned from Hick
man, where ho was called uy the serious
illness of his mother.
Frank Harmer, Harry Mlckle, Misses
Genevieve Mlckle and Blsie Oapen were at
Nebraska City Saturday evening.
Harry Blackburn, who has been spending
the winter at Lincoln, has returned and
will work on a farm In this vicinity.
Max Itermsen of southern Kansss is vis
iting Papiltlon relatives and friends.
Clint Chase of Rtsnton, Neb., Is visiting
his parents. Mr. and Mm. John Chaao.
Clayte Beadle of Wayside, Nfth,, visited
his mother, Mrs. John Hoadte, this week.
Grand Chancellor Anderson of the
Knights of Pythias attended a meeting of
the local lodge Monday night.
J J. Dugan of Stoneham, Colo., was a
guest of the H. Sprague and E. C. McBvoy
familles Wednesday and Thursday.
Three games of basket ball were plsyed
by the local High m-hool teams at Bell's
hall Wednesday evening. Tho Paptlllon
girls won from Bolhnue. it to 11. The
bovs won from Vellevue, SI to 17, and lost
to Council Bluffs. ;ll to 14.
Miss Margaret Thompson of Bemwm and
Fred Schram were married Wednesday
morning at the Catholic church here. A
reception was given them Wednesday aft
ernoon and evening at the beautiful farm
home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schram, the
groom's parent. Mr. and Mra. Schram
will make their home on a farm near here.
The Methodist Brotherhood met with W,
C. Sibold Friday night.
The Women's club met with Mrs. Frank
Grahnm Thursday afternoon.
Joe HPHcton and son ef Oresham arc
visiting Thomas and Joseph Addlenmn.
Miss M.tb! Brisk-j of Fairmont visited at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bates last
Mrs. F. M. Fish died last Saturday. Fu
neral services at tho Congregational church
John Hlnes ar.d family sro preparing to
move to Stuart, Wjo., where they have a
The high school students have organised
an athletic club and have a Gymnasium In
the opura house.
MIsn Elisabeth Thomson returned last
Sunday from Osage City, where ahe was
called by the death of her mother.
The amount of milk and cream shipped
out of Springfield exceeds that of any other
town of its size in the state. The total
for the last year is nearly 1,000,000 gallon.
Frank Zlnk shipped a carload of hngn
to Omaha Monday. -
James Morriaon returned Wednesday rrom
a trip to Florida and other southern points.
Walter Connor, who Is aUendtnsr Crelgh
ton Medical college, wss home Saturday and
Rev. U. G. Brown, Methodist superintend
ent of this district, conducted services here
Saturday evening and Sunday.
Weldon Llndahl will open confectionery
and cigar store in the North Rightmeyer
building soon. He will also install a soaa
MIsb Minnlo Slevers and William Bray
were married Wednesday afternoon at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Marcus Slevers, two miles north of Gretna.
The groom is young farmer in this com
ASK 25,000 MORE
MEN FORTHE NAVY
Recruiting Officers . Are In
strncted to Enlist Additional
MANY SEEKING SERVICE
Washington, Feb. 9. Navy recruit
ing agents have been instructed to
immediately enlist 25,000 additional
While the current naval bill author
ized a peace strength of 74,000 men,
it carried appropriations for consid
erably less than that number since the
department had estimated that in the
normal course of events not more
than 10,000 recruits above the num
ber necessary to replace men dis
charged could be found.
Officials have been encouraged by
recruiting returns during the winter
months, however, which have brought
the actual strength up to nearly 58,000
In the event of war probably the
first act of the president will be to
authorize the enlistment of the maxi
mum war strength of 87,000. Prob-
"Step This Way" to the Semi-.Ahnual
Walk-Over Shoe Sale
STARTS SATURDAY MORNING AT 8 A. M.
The Sale You've Waited For
Greater Values Than Ever Before
The high quality of Walk-Over Shoe should make this sale doubly interesting to
you and it behooves every man and woman in Omaha to come here and lay in a supply
of shoes while these price reductions prevail.
LOOK AT OUR WINDOWS TONIGHT.
munity and the bride is a graduate of the .
Gretna Utiih school. !
Mts Kmma fcit hnack. daughter of Mr. and J
Mrs. Marcus Hchnaoh. was married to j
Charlie Schneider Tu.-sd.iy afternoon. Rev.
Sehniitt of (ho Lutheran- church officiated. I
the young couple will live on a farm mar
Wallace Thlliiot shipped a car of mixed
Stock lo Omaha Tuesday.
Tottence Firming and J. M. Hanney were
on the Omaha market with ft car of hogs
Mtn (Irace Teegarden returned lo ti-r
position In a Lincoln di-partnunt store a.'lcr
a month's vacation t home.
Mrs. H. B. Wnlcott was 'a Flattsm.iuth
visitor Wednesday. the U planning a trip
to California the fore part of March,
Mra. A. B, Tierney has returned from
Broken Bow, where she spent tw !.-s
vlslltng her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Foil v.
J. II. lieneger and sorw, Albert and Tm.
and Lawrence Wise, went to Lincoln Wed
nesday to attend the threshers' convention
Mr. and Mra. Crew and little daughter
left Wednesday evening for Ctlca tu lilt
at the home of Mr. Crew's sister, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Slonn. of I.incntn, re
the parents of a baby ttri born February
at the home of Mr. Sloan's pnr-nln. Mr.
and Mrs. .lames M.-Namec. of tWn cuy.
Will Staton. who drtv,s a la-fff Iru-k,
narrowly eseaped a bad ;ic--idet t (be
railway crossing In town Friday, vn hn
auto was struck by an engine wM.rtliijt t
the yards. The auto war only slightly dam
aged and Staton was entirely unhurt.
Mrs, Lawrence Cey Is enjoying u vlsll
from her mother, of Logan, In.
Mta Maude Oliver left Tuesday evening
to Join her parents at Buhl. Idaho.
W. K. Weekly Is spending some time at
home under the rare of a phynklan.
No new caaas of scarlet fever have de
veloped and all are getting along nicely.
Miss Mayme Opdike of Ely. Nev., arrived
Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. Charles Webb.
Miss Genevieve Sullivan,' who wa taken
to Omaha Saturday and had an operation
for appendicitis. Is doing very nicely.
Superintendent M A. Sams whs re'esNcd
from quarantine for scarlet fever Wertns
day and resumed his school work Thurs
day. The Young People's s-JoeWy of Christian
Endeavor of the Presbyterian church hld
the monthly business and social meeting at
the home of Mrs. Anna Ingram Monday eve
Th" Methodist Lad leu' Aid held ihe
monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. W. K. Weekt. Mrs. Butcher and Mrs.
M. H. Oarrjmm assisted Mrs. Weekly In
Mr. and Mra. Nnla Raamuasnn vialtud their
son at Bpnnfnglon Monday.
The Ladies' Aid soo1;y met at the Gua
Sundell home . for dlnnor Vcdnrnday.
Alfred Williams and .Vita Jllimle Plon
were unlu-d In marrlago at 3 o'clock Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Watchlor and Mr. and lira.
Turner and Mrs. Fern Turner vlatted at
the Vestal horn" Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krofecer were Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. .Tamea Rhea are vialtlna; the
. i. i-ierson atnliy.
Mra. J.-N. Wyait entertained tha Ladlea'
J. N. Wyatt went to the weatern part of
tho state Thursday on business.
Mrs. avld Bell of Herman, Neb., visited
Thursday with her sister. Mrs. J. O. fteefua.
Mra. guoben and daughter, Miss Maymo
left Tuesday for California lo Join the
former's brother, Henry Kreymborg and
Henry Meyers and carpenters atarled work
on the August Paascli house this week. The
Passrh family moved (Saturday lo tho
lormer ura. Hollester rarm.
The friends of Eugene Late gave aaurprla
fsrewell parly for him Thursday evening.
He expects to leave soon to take A station
aa operator. John Malek will lake hla
place here In tho depot.
ably this could be qujckly accom
plished by a provision in the depart
ment's regulations permitting volun
teers to enlist for the duration of the
war and not binding them to a full
enlistment in times of peace.
In the War department steps arc
under consideration tor hurrying or
ganization, of the officers' reserve
corps, Less than 1,000 men have been
commissioned so far, although ap
proximately 50,000 would be required
for a volunteer army of 500,000 men.
An official statement issued today
calls attention to the classes of men
eligible for commissions and urges
that' "There is no reason why eligible
men should hesitate to apply for
commissions on account of being
rusty or even deficient in technical
military matters." It says personality
and probable efficiency of the indi
viduals are given greatest weight by
examining . officers. The establish
ment of examining boards in every
city or town where a fair number of
applicants come forward is now be
State Senate Adjourns
Its Sessions Till Monday
(rrom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) The senate has adjourned
until Monday. Very little business
was transacted today.
Great Values in
Women's Shoes, at
$2.99, $3.99, $4.99,
$5.99, $6.99, $7.99
N and $8.99
Men's Shoes at Less Than Cost.
No ChargM, No Exchanges, No DeJimriaw
READY TO QUIT THE
JOB WITH UNCLE SAM
Work of Mustering Out Fifth
Nebraska Regiment Begins
Today at Fort Crook.
FREMONT BOYS FIRST TO GO
The actual work of mustering out
the Fifth regiment started this morn
ing with the examination of the Signal
Corps of Fremont, ommanded by Cap
tain .Ices. Army officers estimate that
it will be at least fifteen davs, and
possibly longer, before all the work
necessary for the changing back of
tne soldiers to guardsmen is complete.
Although the Fifth did a great deal
of its "paper work" while still on the
border, army officers detailed to do
the mustering out at Fort Crook said
that it would all have to be done over
again and under their supervision.
One Suit to the Man.
Predicting that the government and
state would take away their clothing,
officers of the recently returned regi
ment have quietly passed the ward
along to their men that they should
not have on hand any more than the
actual clothing they are now wearing,
when state and armv officers are ready
for inspection. Apparently the sol
diers are taking advantage of the hint.
as most of them have only the mini
mum of clothing now on hand.
"It's not right that the men should
lose the clothes they paid for," said
Colonel 1'aul, commanding officer. "If
the government owes the state, its up
lo the government to settle, but I
can't sec why the men should be
made to Slider in the deal."
Only four cases of sickness are re
ported at l-oi't Crook, all of which
are of a minor nature. One of the
sick men has indigestion, another
rheumatism and the other two colds.
To Curtail on Passes.
An order issued to all captains Is
that they should not issue any more
passes to their men than possible, so
that mustering out may not be inter
When the regiment returned from
the border it brought thirty-two
horses. The horses were used by the
signal corps and are to be turned over
to that organization when mustered
Sharp, secretary-treasurer of the
Townsend Gun company, has recently
been appointed captain in the quarter
master's department of the Fifth resi
dent and is now at Fort Crook, aid
ing in tne checking up work.
Omaha Uni Quint Meets '
Cotner on Local Floor
Omaha university's basket ball five
is all ready for the Cotner fight this
evening in the (Jmaha gymnasium.
The time is set for 8.30. Unusual
preparations have been made for the
contest. A great number of tickets
have been sold and a large attendance
is expected. A rally was held in the
gymnasium yesterday. The Omahani
who will play are Edgar Erjist. Wil
liam Thompson, Lee Dubois, Howard
DeLamatre, Perry Allerton. Mark
Lowe and John Jenkins. Will Rob
erts, who was injured at nractice last
Monday, will not be able to partici
pate. Jenkins will take his place.
Freshmen Girls Fight
Sophomores to Tie Game
In the third game of the Omaha
university girls' floor tournament the
freshmen girls held the sophomores
to a score of 4 to 4. The teams will
each be credited with a game. The
.C. Qertruae Reynolda
RP... ..... Qultto Eddy
LP. ..: L. Anderson
RO B. Selbert
LP Mary Qulmby
Mabel Norrla .
B. Hunter ....
Loulae Jones .
Former Pueblo Man Is
Killed on Housatonic
Pueblo, Feb. 9. Irving Reed. Span
ish-American war veteran and former
member of the Pueblo fire depart
ment, lost his life in the sinking of
the American steamship Houstanoic
off the Scilly Isles Saturday, accord
ing to word received here today from
Harry Gleason, captain of the port at
Newport News, in a letter to a local
Price of Bar Silver
Makes Sharp Advance
New York, Feb. 9,. Bar silver today
sold at 77H centa an ounce, ilie ltiiili-
ont quotation since the outbreak of
the war. Dealers were of the opinion
that the price of the metal wouhl ko
considerably higher. '1 hev based their
belief on the increased scarcity 'of
supplies resulting from existinK ship
ping conditions and -the consequent
advance of marine insurance rales.
is,.,. ! 1 V'-:;-'V.itfi;.;'.s &
MODELS, SIZES, PATTERNS AND STYLES FOR YOTJNG MEN
AND OLDER MEN AS WELL
SEE OUE DOUGLAS STREET WINDOWS ' ,
Values of Special Interest in Furnishings
$5.00 SHAKER KNIT SWEAT
ERS, big shawl collars
$2.50 SHAKER KNIT SWEAT
ERS, big shawl collars
$1.00 FLEECED COTTON UNION.
50e Fancy 8llk
with wide flat arms,
brown, has deep apron
around base, good grade
seat and back, assorted col
ors. Big Value
Many other attractive values
finished in frosted brown vand
old ivory. Chairs,-rockers, tea
Special Furniture Values
$46.00 Fumed Oak Buffet, 52 inches wide, full ,
width mirror, wide linen drawer and cup
53.00 60-Inch Buffet of same type 39.00
49.00 Fumed Oak Dining Table, 54-inch top, 8-
foot extension 36.00
Same type in Golden Oak.
54.00 Circassian Walnut Dresser, 44 inches wide,
full width mirror 40.00
30.00 American Walnut, Triple Mirror Dressing
Table ; 23.00
32.00 Chiffonier to match 24.00
74.00 Old Ivory Dresser, in Colonial style 37.00
49.00 Mahogany China Cabinet, Colonial scroll... 32.00
59.00 Mahogany Buffet, Colonial scroll 40.00
68.00 Solid Mahogany Desk 40.00
98.00 Solid Mahogany Drop Leaf Table, very heavy
50.00 Hall Seat and Mirror, with hat and coat hooks 35.00
37.00 Jacobean Oak Settee, cane seat and wing back 25.00
73.00 Solid Mahogany Chest of. Drawers 36.50
DRESS UP YOUR BATH ROOM
We offer you the. necessary Bath Room ware in a
Urge and varied assortment. It is sanitary, substan
tial and beautiful. Consists of Towel Bar in nickel or
crystal and opal glass; Soap Dishes, Glass Shelves, .
Mirrors, Hooks and Bath Seats. These are necessities,
not luxuries. We advise your early purchase. .
We will offer at Special Reduced Prices a com
plete and tasty assortment of the new "White Cop
peroid" Bath Room Furnishings.
Shown in the Housefurnishing Dept
Our line of Stoves and Kitchen Furnishings is
complete in every part. We offer you quality merchan
dise, reasonable prices. '
We invite you to inspect this
! It was explained that, although there
I was a surplus of silver ill the United
'Slates, the price is influenced bv firm
i foreign demand and the difficulty in
j exporting the metal.
Longer Coats, With Wider
j Trousers for Men, the Style
' Coliimhus, O., Feb. 8. Coats will
i be much longer, shoulders witl be
! wider with no padding, and coats will
j be high at the waist line in men's
Seoo to s-nso
$1.50 STRIPED MADRAS SHIRTS,
soft cuff styles
$1.00 MADRAS SHIRTS, soft euff
styles .v.. ..........
special Saturday ....
Orchard & Wilhelm Company
suits this coming season, according
to styles set here to today by the
fashions committee of the Interna
tional Custom Cutters' association.
' The cutters say trousers will be
wider, vests will be cut low and will
be tight at the waist line, and browns
will be the prevailing shade for sprint;
clothes. They also indicated that the
Norfolk jacket again will be popular.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
"Brg lulu MV
Take Advantage of Our Great
Prices Are Advancing
PREPARE FOR AN
The World's Best and
Best Known CLOTHES
by the World's Greatest
Boys' ur and
IN CARPET DEPARTMENT
200 Yards China Matting, 38
inches wide', assorted colors, up to
20 yards in pieces
Choice. 10c Per Yard
SO Heavy Cocoa Matting Rem
nants, all well bound in lengths
from 1H to 5 yards; 27 and 86
inches wide; splendid values,
35c, 50c, 75c up to $2.50 Ea.
Carpet Made Rugs
Another lot. of rugs we have
made up from remnants of carpet
These we offer at less than first
cost of material used.
1 Green Velvet, with border,
1 Red Velvet with border,
1 Brown Velvet without bor
der, 6-9x9-6 9.95
1 Green Tapestry with bor
der, 7-6x9 12.B0
1 Oriental Brown Tapestry,
without border, 9x12... 14.95
1 Brown Wilton, with bor
der, 4-6x9 12.50
1 Small pattern Brown Tap
estry, 9x11 12.50
1 Red Wilton, extra heavy,
without border, 6-9x9.. 13.95
NEW LINE BABY CARRIAGES
Read bodiea, old ivorr Frcneh rv or
brown, adjustable back and top with foil
roll edfre. luxurioui iprinffH. high whaaU
with bard rubber tired. Prieaa
$20, $25, $26.50, $27.50 and
A SALE OF ODD PAIRS PORTIERES
Marked at One-Half to Close
;8 Styles Blue, brown, green and red.
Values to $11.50, priced at $3.85.
10 Styles Rose, blue, brown, etc.
Values to $40.00, priced at $8.75 pair. I,
Damask and Tapestry effects, greatly
reduced; 25 styles ,
$4.00 values......!.. i.. $2.25
$5.00 values. ........... .$2.50 ;
$6.50 values. . . ; .$3.25 '
$7.00 values ..,...$3.50 r.
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