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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1917.
Busy Day Crowns Convention's
Closing Wifl Meet at Lin
coln Next Year.
PKOTZST mrLATED PEICES
Fred Pels of Blue Hill was elected
preiident of the Nebraska Retail
Hardware association at the closing
session of the convention held at the
The other ofiicera elected were:
. First vice president, Charles Sha
Second vice president, F. W. Ebin
Treasurer, W. C. Klein, Milford.
The aecretary is to be elected by
the new board of directors, and it it
understood that Nathan Roberta of
Lincoln is to be re-elected.
The director elected were Sam
Tooley, Broken Bow; M. Hargebroad,
Holstein, and A. N. Snyder, Tilden.
The delegate) chosen to attend the
national convention in St. Louis next
summer are C. B. Diehl, Stratton;
Fred Pets, Blue Hill; Nathan Roberts.
Lincoln: M. D. Hussie, Omaha; W. B.
Mills, MeCook; W. W. Bass, Ansel
mo; F. W. Ebinger, Plainview.
The next state convention ii to be
held at Lincoln. .
Knock High Prices.
One of the resolutions adopti
the hardware men reads ai fol
"It if the sense of the meeting that
insofar as some of the jobbers and
manufacturers are increasing the cost
of merchandise out of proportion to
the cost of raw material and labor,
resolved, that we, as retailers, pro
test asainst unfair advances they are
making, and request that the matter
be brought to the attention ot the
national association for immediate ac
The hardware men favored the hon
est advertising law, 1-cent postage,
uniform retail prices on trade-marked
or nationally-advertised goods, recom
mended careful investigation before
investing in syndicate catalogue
houses or chain stores, endorsed the
price and service bureaus of the na
tional association, endorsed the law
permitting legal collection from de
linquent salaried people, favored the
passage of a reciprocal demurrage
rule and went on record in favor of
Gloom Attends ;
j Sale of Farm Loan
' Bank Stock Here
Omaha investors evidently are not
very anxious to invest their money
in the new federal farm loan bank,
which the Commercial club and other
local civic organizations made such a
valiant fight to bring to' this city.
Subscriptions for capital stock in
the farm bank closed at noon and $34,.
900 was all that had been subscribed
for the local institution.
This $34,900 is pledged in 1S2 sub
scriptions, sixty-one of -which' are
from persons living outside of Omaha.
The largest subscription for the
Omaha bank is $J,000. There are sev
eral of this sum, but none larger.
The total capitalization of the bank
will be $750,000. The secretary of the
treasury, for the government, will sub.
scribe the remainder of the stock) over
It is believed Omaha's stock sub
scription will be the lowest of any of
the twelve cities favored with . the
' (arm banks.
Internal Revenue Collector Lootnis,
who is receiving the stock subscrip
tions and attending to temoorarv af
fairs of the bank, has been advised
that the board of five directors will
be appointed the fore part of this
coming week. These directors will
then immediately begin plans to open
the bank for business.
Mrs. MacDowell to Give .
Lecture-Recital in Omaha
Mrs. MacDowell, who comes to
Omaha on Saturday evening to give
lecture-recital at the Young Wom
en a Christian association auditorium.
INTERNED GERMAN STEAMER SUNK IN CHARLESTON HARBOR The interned Ger
man steamer Lievenfels, which oil February 1 "sprung a leak" and sank at its anchorage.
Port officials who investigated could find no reason why the vessel should have gone to the
bottom, unless scuttled. '
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Omaha Would Cover Thirty-Six
Square Miles if New Bill Passes
Florence, Benson and a Strip
of the County Are to Be
Added to Greater
TO INCREASE POPULATION
. In view of the probable passage of
the Florence-Benson annexation bill
by the legislature, city officials are
casting their eyes over maps to get
an, idea Of the new Greater Omaha
which may be thrust upon them in
the near future.
The bill at Lincoln provides that
Florence, Benson and a strip of land
between Benson and Omaha may be
come part of Omaha by the passage
of ordinances in the Omaha city
Those in close touch with the stru
ts the widow of the late Edward Mac
DowetL the great American composer.
Naturally, her program will be made
up from works of her husband, which
sue will interpret as she came to un
derstand them through' him, In addi
tion to her playing, she will give
short explanatory lectures oa some
of the great composer's works, mak
ing plainer their message. The pro
ceeds of the affair go into fund Mrs.
MacDowell is endeavoring to raise to
realize the dream of her husband, that
oi esuDiisning a musical colony at
Peterborough. Americans who axe
familiar with his work sre also inter
ested in the plans he made for the
To Force Livery Stables
To Live Up to Tire Laws
- The city building department and
First Marshal Morris are taking steps
to correct fire hazards which have
been "created by reason of about
twelve livery barns and other places
being converted mto automobile :
rages without having complied with
use city building law.
Notices have ocen served on the
owners and fir insurance companies
have been advised of the situation,
With cancellation of insurance the of
ficials believe the owners will quickly
realise their position.
It is alleged that's recent livery
barn which was destroyed by fire was
used as a garage in connection with
the livery business and that the build.
wg had not been equipped as required
py law. -
Sanders Goes to Jail
For Stealing Neckties
' Dewey Sanders, salesman for M. E.
Smith, charged with selling goods he
stole from his employer, waa riven
l tbirty-day sentence by Judge Fos
ter in police court . banders con
fessed to the theft of a dozen and i
half silk neckties which Captain Ma
loney found in Sanders' rcom at 2224
Douglas. The police attributed San
- ders theft to the pool hall, declaring
that his object in taking the goods
was that he might raise a little money
to - spend in the rooms where the
ivories spin around the tables.
HEADS FAIL WHILE
Gala Day for Mullen's lien,
Who Stage Political Holo
caust in Court House.
ONLY SCRUB WOMEN SAVED
Sixteen janitors,' two elevator, op
erators and a host of' other court
house and county employes bit the
dust, as far as their jobs are con
cernedwhen the democratic board
went on its long-anticipated head
chopping rampage Friday noon. For
various reasons the three democratic
commissioners decided to allow the
scrub women to retain their "posi
tions'for a while.
The erstwhile knights of the mop
and broom didn't have much to say
when the swish of the democratic
sweeper reverberated through the
corridors of the big court house, toll
ing their official funerals as county
employes under the present adminis
tration. On the other hand loyal
democratic henchmen aspiring to
janitor's jobs grinned in a satisfied
manner and licked their chops at the
prospect of having their names placed
on the county payroll.
New appointments were announced
Hanrv Sehrwtor. itmkmtr at tfc eovnur
John N. lUfwna, Mriituit supOTtstaadtat
f tha Bounty haapltol.
AlMrt Kaplan, oonnty ataraaaapar.
B. nL MeOlnala. aaakrtaat ooanw atara-
Carl Lasknakt, samWaat admtatatratsr
w. H. Wahaabbar, bora Inatrastar at Ittv
arvtaw Dantanttoa hama.
or. t, 1. Haaaaal, aaaiataat oeaaer pky-
)r. Klas'a Haw !.!( Pllla Mil rallan 700
ef pala. claan aat tha bowala and maka roa
fael ftaa. fta. SrassUlav-at.
ation express little or no doubt that
Omaha's north and west limits will
be extended before cherries will be
The prospective enlarged area will
give Omaha 35.9 square miles and a
small settlement in the southeast
part of the city, known as Clontarf,
wouM make the new area exactly
thirty-six square miles. Greater
Omaha at present has , 31.5 square
miles; Benson, 1.4; Florence, 2.3, and
the strip between Benson and
Florence and Benson and the strip
would add approximately 7,000 popu
lation and three schools. Nearly
2,000 children would be added -to the
public school system.
The strip which now separates
Omaha and Benson extends from
Forty-eighth to Fifty-second streets,
between points which correspond to
Blondo and Pratt streets. '
WED, BUT NOT WED
IS OHIOANS' PLIGHT
Akron Couple Gets License
Here and Think They Marry
BUT THE LAW SAYS "NO"
GRAND JURY WON'T
Attempt to Have City's Chief
Citizen Charged With Mis
FOUR ARRESTS ARE MADE
His Daddy Smiles
This was a busy day for Ed Wolver
ton, New York Life Insurance man.
He was busy calling up dozens of 1
friends and stopping others on the
street and sending telegrams to those
in distant places.
Mr. Wolverton is a first-class busi
ness man, being a member of the
"Five Hundred club" of the company
with which he is affiliated.
"We've got a new boy up at our
The infant is new, indeed, having
been born Thursday night. The Wol
verton home at 2004 Wirt street is
brightened by three other children,
all girls. This is even an additional
reason for big Ed's jublication over
the arrival uf an heir apparent.
'They're all welcome, boys or girls,"
he said, "but we are glad this one is
a boy. Variety, you know."
"What are you going to name him?"
he was asked.
"Woodrow Wilson Wolverton," ex
claimed the proud father without an
instant's hesitation, for Brother Wol
verton is of the democratic persua
sion. "Yes, sir, we're going to name
him after a great man, because he'll
be president some day."
The activities of the grand jury are
becoming fewer each day and unless
something unexpected bobs up soon
rumor has it that the inquisitorial
body will write "finis" on its 1917
camoainn bv next week. The bulk
of the grist now before the closed
door jury of sixteen men is under
stood to be what is known as police
court stuff," some of it hardly of
grand jury caliber
Four arrests have been made by
deputy sheriffs in the last twenty-four
hours on capias writs following re
cent grand jury indictments. They
Harry Sillik. Guy Sillik and Ray
Strodd, charged with gambling; Delia
Harris, charged with grand larceny
from the person.
Attorneys for the plaintiff in the
now famous Dahlman automobile suit,
in which the mayor was temporarily
and later permanently restrained from
using city-owned motor cars for any
thing save "strictly official business,"
are understood to have gone before
the grand jury in an effort to obtain
indictments for alleged misappropria
tion of public funds. It is rumored
the attorneys were "out of luck" in
pther witnesses who told the grand
jurymen what they knew about cer
tain cases were: Police Judge Fitz
gerald, Bob Robinson, manager of the
Dunbar club; Pearl McGuire and
War On Tardy Tax
Payers of County
Douglas county would be in good
financial condition and on a cash
basis if $150,000 in unpaid county and
state taxes, dating from 1914 to 1916,
inclusive, were' turned into the ex
chequer, , County Clerk Dewey de
clared in a written report made to the
He stated that the deficit is a re
sult of the failure to collect the levy,
school board and city, as well as
county; He recommended the board's
support of House Roll No. 453, a bill
before the legislature which provides
that after three years of advertising
delinquent tax property- the county
may dispose of it.
Fortune in Jewels
Is Lost On Farnam
Street by Woman
Somewhere scattered between Fif
teenth and Twentieth streets, on Far
nam street, is jewelry worth $1,500
which Mrs. E. M. Reynolds says she
lost Thursday afternoon while on her
way home to the Harley hotel. Mrs.
Reynolds told the police that she had
the jewelry in a small satin bag at
tached to her waist. When she ar
rived at the hotel she says the sack
-was empty, the contents evidently
having been dropped on the way.
The jewelry described as lost con
sists of a lavalliere with two half
carat diamonds set in platinum, one
large dinner ring, also with two half
carat diamonds, one solitaire ring with
a half-carat diamond and an emerald
and a diamond set in platinum.
Mrs. Reynolds said she highly val
ued the jewelry not so much for its
monetary value as because most of
it was given to her by her mother.
Mobilizing Civil Service
Jo Aid the Government
Mrs. Frederick H. Cole, chairman
of the civil service reform department,
General Federation of Women's
Clubs, wired President Wilson last
night as follows:
"Believing that the work of the
civil service is of as vital importance
to our country as that of the army
or the naval service, all civil service
reform committees of the General
Federation of Women's clubs are be
ing urged to renewed effort that they
may aid our government in mainte
nance of peace, if it may be main
tained with honor; but whether in
peace or in war, to aid the civil serv
ice and the government."
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exercise. If you have health
you can keep it by eating
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material needed for work or
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Itched Badly On
Face and Arms
Also Neck. Completely Covered. Cu
ticura Healed Ata Cost of $1.00.
"My face began to break out in small
pimples and in a couple of days my face,
arms, and neck were completely cov
ered. The pimples began getting larger
and more numerous, and they festered
and were red. They itched so badly
that I kept them sc by scratching and
I could not sleep.
"I was troubled about four metis when
I saw an advertisement forCoticaraSoap
and Ointment, and I began using them.
I used one and a half cakes of Cuticura
Soap and one boi of Cnticura Ointment
and I was completely healed." 'Signed)
Miss Eva Miller, Lewisburg, Ohio,
Oct 9, 1916.
What a wcrU of good hot Cuticnra
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cations of Cuticura Ointment have done
in soothing and healing eciemai, rashes,
itchings, pimples snd dandruff. And
greater still where they have healed one
they have prevented many by famishing
a pure, sweet, gentle soap without tha
irritation common to many strong,
coarsely medicated soaps. . Cuticnra
Soap may be used on the mfant at birth.
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Mail address post-card: "Catkin,
Dept. H, Boston." Sold everywhere.
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B. KtlamaJ snd . J.
etontor apews ftt Um court bo dm.
Only two chances were mads In the
force of elevator conductors, Harry
wcuuu auu oiarun ictki losins weir
in- following janitors were ap
Stpbm Wl. PmcpmIa BoTft, A. Csola,
C. N. Cm.y, H. O. BiMkholu, UM ThalM.
Edward KMffbftum. J. Byrn. Joha Mon-
viua, doan Krijveic, jo&n mmmso, w. j.
IriUMr, D.' Berry uA V, Lorry.
Those who will have to look for
new jobs if they continue their careers
as janitors are:
Ptr Dam os. JtmM lUteha. Job Cbw-
ck, S. Ftlconw, B. W. Kills, Junta H08
rnaa, L. Yarton, X Bninoall, A. N. Wadm,
J. o. Mltcftoll, A. rappaa, s. MaiMM, W.
mmn and. Frank Coauuw.
The janitors are paid $2.50 a day.
Uasper Same Was appointed as
sistant superintendent of the court
house, to succeed J. H. Glassman,
K. K. Hell succeeds Jrlarry Doorskev
as aay foreman.
Special Programs at the
Movies for the Kiddies
The rise in the thermometer since
last week bids fair to make the spe
cial program for children at the
movies Saturday morning a success.
At 10 o'clock the Strand will show
"Giorianaa," historic Mobile and pic
ttrresqne Havana a cartoon comedy
"Somewhere in Ohio" is a young
married couple not legally married.
Sounds paradoxical, but it's a fact.
Douglas county court officials are
trying to locate the young people and
notify them that they will have' to
obtain another marriage license and
have the ceremony performed over
The "thereby lies a tale" dates back
to October 8, 1915, when Pavel Milian,
25 years old, and Miss Florence
Mathews, 18 years old, took out a
marriage license in Douglas county.
Both the young people are Hunga
rians and gave their place of residence
as Akron, O.
The marriage license has just been
returned to Clyde Sundblad, clerk of
the county court. The license shows
that a marriage ceremony was per
formed at Canton, O, February 7,
1917, by Rev. Solomon Duma, 1847
Seventh street, N. E.
The marriage was not legal, in view
of the fact that the license was not
ood outside of Douglas county. Clerk
iundblad opined that the Rev. Mr.
Duma should study up on the mar
riage license laws of the different
Railroads Here 1
From War Attack
Word reaches Omaha headquarters
that the Burlington has placed
guards at either end of the bridges
over.. the Missouri and Mississippi
rivers and that since Wednesday the
Illinois Central has done the same
thing with reference to its bridges.
The Illinois Central bridge over the
Missouri river here is being care
fully guarded and unless people have
passes they are not' permitted to
cross over it. The same thing has
been done in connection with the
bridges in Iowa and Illinois.
and a continuation of the United
States naval series. At the Muse also
at 10 o'clock will be the "Wizard of
Ox," besides a cartoon and scenic
Eicture. At the Bessie on the South
ide at 1 o'clock will be shown "Fan
tasma," a fairy tale.
Fire In Merrism-Millard
Elevator; Small Damage
Fire, which started at IM o'clock
Friday morning 100 feet from - the
ground in the Merriam-Millard ele
vator at Seventeenth and Nicholas
streets, endangered thousands of dol
lars worth of grain, but the prompt
discovery of the fire confined the
a - ( J M n.:..:- i
the fire is not kuown, i
Swobe Charges Auto Men
. Try to Freeze Him Out
Daniel Baum, jr.; Frank W. Bacon
and Richard O. Bunn, the Drummond
Motor company and the Douglas Mo
tors corporation are named defend
ants in an injunction suit brought in
district court by Edwin T. Swobe,
who owns forty shares of stock in the
The Drummond company is capi
talized at $100,000 and Swobe alleges
that plans are being made to turn
over the stock in the concern to the
Douglas Motors corporation. He as
serts that if this transfer of stock is
made the Drummond parcel will be
greatly depreciated in value. Swobe
wants the company enjoined from
transferring its stock, alleging that
an attempt is being made to ireeze
out some of the stockholders.
Elks Throw Open Their
. Homes to Snowbound Folks
Elks along the line of the Union
Pacific, especially those at Sidney,
this state, and at Cheyenne, Laramie
and Rawlins, Wyo- endeared them
selves to the stormbound passengers
during the recent blocksdV At all
the points named, night and day, the
Elks threw open their lodge rooms to
all and kept open house. The tables
were supplied with literature and ev
erything possible was done for the
people held up by the blockade.
GERMANY CUTS LOOSE
"Having begun the European war by an act of perfidy, the German Government now seeks
to end it by an act of criminal insanity. In a mad lurch away from the efforts to bring about peace
by reason and negotiation, the German authorities announce that they will begin this day to run
amuck on the high seas. A Malay pirate could not have made the announcement more brutally."
The New York Evening Post thus indignantly characterizes Germany's determination to wield an
unrestricted submarine warfare on neutrals as well as foes in a new. war zone, while other news
papers are scarcely less outspoken. , 1
In severing diplomatic relations with Germany as a result of that country's new attitude, Presi
dent Wilson has not done the unexpected. Even Count Von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador, is ;
Sioted as saying: "I am not surprised. My Government will not be surprised either. The people in
erlin knew what was bound to happen if they took the action they have taken. There was nothing
else left for the United States to do.
Y President Wilson finds the country solidly behind him. Racial lines have practically disappear
ed, and, to quote the words of the New York Globe, "If war comes, it will be a holy and righteous
one a war. on war, a war for peace, a war for a b etter world."
' ; : In this week's LITERARY DIGEST (dated February 10) there is an illuminating description of
the effect of Germany's note upon the people of the United States and elsewhere. Editorial com
ment representing public opinion from every section is given. v
Other articles of special interest and importance in this number are:' '
Has the President Buried the Monroe Doctrine?
Editors hi the Old World Believe That He Has, and la This Article They Give Their Reasons for Thinking So.
Pain: A Friend In Disguise
How To Win Trade After the War
Teaching Europe to Bathe
Variable-Star Observers Get Together
The Power of the Peanut :
Did the "Fatal Amateur" Kill Ibsen?
What Tagore Found In the United States
Billy Sunday In Boston
Mr. Kitchin Redraws An Old Sectional Line
The Answer to the Zeppelin
Government Control of Wireless
Inter-Ally Friction? .
Doing Lincoln Justice
Shall America Join a Peace-League
The Blue-Sky Laws Upheld
What the "White List" Does For
Many Interettir g Illustration .
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