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Members Fay Little Attention
to Holiday, But Discuss
This Measure.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Feb. 12. (Special.) Mak
ing laws and then failing to observe
them, thus setting a good example
for the present and future generations,
appears to be the forte of the pres
ent legislature, or at least the lower
branch, for while Abraham Lincoln's
birthday today is being observed all
avtr the state and all over the coun
try, the house of representatives con
tinued in session and paid little at
tention to the day as far as observ
ing it by taking a vacation out of
respect to the memory of the Emancipator.
The house took a whirl at a tew
bills ill committee fo the whole,
among them being one to limit ap
peals in cases involving less than
$500 to the supreme court. Flans-
burg of Lancaster made a heroic at
tempt to save the bill, but the house
looked at it otherwise and it was
Four-Year Terms.
The bill regarding four-year terms
for county officers was discussed
without coming to a final conclusion.
Mr. Murtcy objected to including
sheriffs in the bill for fear that "if
yc got a bad one we would have
lliin too long." Mr. White wanted
to cut the county attorney out alto
gether in certain counties of smaller
population, but Mr. .Norton said thai
tinder prohibition every county would
need a county attorney.
Peterson of Lancaster managed to
get an amendment through, giving
the county treasurer two terms of
four year each. Good wanted the
terms of officials limited to one term
of four years, but before the thing
was settled the matter was laid over.
People crossing land must shut
gates they open in all cases, except
where the gates open on to railway
right-of-way. In cases where the
gates arc used to get from one part
of a farm to another, which a rail
road has split up, it is not necessary
lo shut the gate.
Refer to Lincoln. "
Right at this time Mr. Neff discov
ered that Abraham Lincoln had a
birthday and that today was the an
niversary, so he read a portion of Mr.
Lincoln's Gettysburg'h address, which
the house adopted by a rising vote
ami then, quietly resumed their seats.
Coming back from lunch the mem
bers again assailed the four-year
term far county officers and the Good
amendment to limit officers to two
terms was again discussed. Fries.
Ncff, Peterson, Grccnwalt, Taylor and
several others opposed the motion,
stating that if an officer had been ef
ficient and the people of his county
wanted to continue him in office they
should have the right to do so.
Good and others favored the amend
ment because under the present sys
tem it was easy for the officer to build
up a machine and perpetuate himself
in, office. The Good amendment was
defeated and the original bill went to
a roll call on a motion by Good to
in definitely postpone. The motion
failed to carry and the bill was saved
by a vole of 49 to 36.
School Book Commission.
Creation of a state school book
commission, with a secretary draw
ing $3,000 a year annual salary as its
principal officer, with a view to hav
ing the state of .Nebraska print text
books for all of its public schools or
contract for their publication on a
royalty basis is the departure pro
posed in a bill by Representative
Auten, now before the house commit
tee on education.
It carries an appropriation of $134,
500, but Representative Taylor is pro
posing to have that amount included
in his $l,00O,U00-a-year special state
levy for support of rural schools, and
that may be done. Mr. Taylor is only
loo glad to do this, as he figures it
will help in the passage of his own
The commission, under the terms of
this contemplated enactment, would
have power to purchase copyrights
and to buy the product of text book
compilers. After that was done it
could have the books printed and supj.
1'iicu iu auiuui uuarus at cost, as IS
done in Kansas and some other states.
Uniformity in Books.
One point in favor of the scheme,
as its friends point out, is that this
would bring uniformity of text books
in the state. The appropriation is
divided as follows: For printing
plant, $100,000; operating fund, $25,
000; postage and miscellaneous ex
pense, $5,500; salary of secretary,
Mr. Auten is also the author of a
bill providing that the state shall buy
structural iron and heavy timbers for
constructing bridges in all counties,
so as to get the benefit of low prices
which comes from purchasing in large
Postmaster Littlefield
Of Syracuse Is Dead
Syracuse, Neb,. Feb. U. (Special.)
Baalis S. Littlefield, postmaster of ;
Syracuse, who was stricken with ap
polcxy Friday evening, rallied but j
slightly Saturday and died Sunday i
evening at 5:15, never having fully
regained consciousness.
Mr. Littlefield was born in Nfassa
chusetts frfty-four years ago. He was ;
a member of the bar of this state '
and admitted to practice before the su
preme court, was at one time county
judge of Perkins countv. and was an- i
pointed postmaster here by President ' gram ) Over 300 banqueters were
Wilson soon after his inaguration and ; present this evening at the twentv
was endorsed for a second term. I -u,u ,1 i . f .1 v
Three Hundred at Table Hear
Party History and
Life and Ideals of Martyr Are
Now Used to Mold Public
Opinion World Over,
tFrom n Staff Cnrreapmsdeitt. 1
Lincoln, Feb. 1 J. (Special Tele-
of the Masonic lodge here at the
'Men's Republican club of Lincidu
time of his death and also as clerk I
Grand army men were given cat
i i.. it... ...i. i -
of he Modern W oodmen of America Vreient James L 1)rown , .
and endorsed as delegate to the head ; du, introduccll ,he loa5llaslcr,
campatthicagoinjunc. ! fnrm Lieutenant Governor Mmm-I
He was married over twenty years K MeKelvie. who in turn introduced
ago to Miss Hannah Andrews of this : ,h(. ,,rs. . v-,nr p, ,,... ...,
When your hair falls out. thr is lack of
no"lhnint. which romn from the
blond. The Modern Vacuum Cap draws the
Moort to th hair roots and Klvea It HE-
which didtprids the email blood vessel re
novlriK all the clogged and Hluffglsh blood
from around tho hair roots and a up pile
fr-bh new blood. The hair taken on new
life. Makes your hair have a healthy glow
Mops it from falling out and rom-w8 the
" 'rt the dormant hair fo)ltrln mo that
they aifnln prow a healthy head of hair We
vnd our caps out on
In jour own hsme. We let yoU be the judira
If you are not satisfied with the showing
made you return the Cap. and there are no
' u.T8- , run 811 t,l r,"K hat you
Mill he glad to purchase th Cau at the end
of sixty riayi, 'or V.'S LOSE. There ia no
publicity, or unpleasant notoriety as all shin,
menis re ma do by Parcel Post without ad
verliMiiR. Hrile today for our booklet and
particular sent sealed In plain envelope
M'M'',rn Varnum rp r.
..V) Barclay Mock. Ueorsr, Colo.
place and is survived hv his widow
three daughters an three sons; three
brothers. Dr. George A. Littlefield
of Boston, Mass.; Dr. Rufas A. Little
field of Lewiston, Idaho, and C. G.
Littlefield of Concordia, Kan., and one
sister living at Fall River, Mass. Fu
neral arrangements will not be an
nounced until liis son, who is attend
ing school in Massachusetts, is heard
Notes from Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 12, (Special.)
L F. Rambo, one of (lie oldest
Masons in Nebraska and for thirty
five years a resident of this city, died
Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Gcs
sell, aged 86 years. The deceased is
survived by six children, his wife
having passed away six years ago.
William Ward law died yesterday
morning at his home at Pickrell, aged
40 years. He was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wardlaw
editor of The Omaha lire, who snok
on "Looking Forward."
Representative Leonard FlanMmrsr
of Lincoln talked on "Harmony" and
Mathew Gering of LMaltsumutli gae
an address on ''The Rnsiry uf Poli
tics. "
Former United States Senator Xor
ris Hrown of Omaha gave the prin
cipal address and was greeted with
many rounds of applause, lit urged
united support of President Wilson
in the present crisis, hut criticised
somewhat his acts during the tirst
three years of his administration.
More Land Being Added
Each Year to Tax Rolls
(Kroin a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, Feb. 2. -(Special.)- Final
prortf on lands of Nebraska i bring
ing to the state an added revenue
each year from taxation, but from a
report by the state auditor it appears
that in ,a few years more there will
be .little left of these lands, as the
The eighth annual meeting of the less anci lhis vr' : ronsid;.raMv less
than last year when the number of
I his year the
acres was 1.102.SKJ.
total is 840,8.10. The different land of
fices show the following returns:
Cortland Farmers' drain, Lumber and
Coal company was. held at Cortland
yesterday. These officers were
elected: President. I. T. Whalen;
vice president. v. won; secretary, Knrri
Will Robbins; treasurer, David Bosi- AHUnre su
Colonel E. J. Shinii was called to
Springfield, O., yesterday by a tele
gram announcing the death of his
cousin, J. A. Bookwalter, one of the
heirs of the late J. V. Bookwalter,
who died in Italy some time ago,
leaving an estate valued at about
$7,000,000. Pneumonia was the cause
of death. The deceased leaves a
widow and one son. He was a nephew
of VV. H. Bookwalter of Beatrice.
Broken now.
North riatte 140
Lincoln ?!
O'Neill liw
Vjiln.ttnr. 4f.S
Shihti' Indian agency . 53
Omaha HKoncy, Macy.... B6
V'innrl.iHs'o uKeney 46
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33, OH'.:
High Prices Paid for
Hogs at Tecumseh Sale
Co-Operative Butter and
Ice Plant is Completed
Orleans. Neb., Feb- 12. (Special.)
The SIO.OOO1 farmers' co-operative
equity butter factory and ice plant is ! average for
completed and will begin oucrairons
this month. The buildint; is of
pressed brick and the motive power
of the plant is steam. It will be a
centralizing plant.
Work on the $20,000 Orleins public
library has been started. The opera
house is being moved from the public
square and the site occupied by the
library, which is a gift from Mr.
Preston, a pioneer and former resi
dent of Orleans.
Tecumseh. Neb.. Feb. 12. (Spe
cial.) At the public sale of thor
oughbred sows and gilts of the Duroc
Jersey breed, of W. XI. Putman &
Son, held in Tecumseh last week,
thirty-five sows and gilts, bred to the
prize-winning hoar, "King's Colonel."
were sold for a total of $6,152.50. The
c hogs was $176.25 per
hogs were sold to breed-
dozen different states.
Give your Want Ad a chance
make good. Run it in The Bee.
head. The
ers from
Farmer Injured.
Fairbury, Neb., Feb. 12. (Special
Telegram.) John A. Norris, a farmer,
living three miles northwest of this
city, was caught in the belt attached
to a wood saw at noon today and
sustained a fractured arm.
The (irratnt l'ain Killer.
Sloan's I.lnlment Koea right to tho Beat of
patn, simply lay It on you do not have
to rub. 26r. All druKglstH. Adv.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 12. On this,
the 108th anniversary of the birth of
. Abraham Lincoln, the name of the
martyred president is 4eing revered
in Kngland and France as never be
fore, and in the midst of the great
F.uropran war his words arc being
used to mould public opinion and to
stimulate the spirit of volunteer ser
vice; and his life is even being fol
lowed as a pattern of British and
French statesmanship, said President
John Ciricr llibben of Princeton uni
versity in nn address before the Lin
coln Centennial association here to
day. "He has become indeed a type, the
symbol and the incarnation to other
peoples the world over of that which
they prize even above life itself," said
lr. llibben. "This is illustrated in
the striking attitude towards Lincoln
of France and Great Britain todav.
Y earning for some ideal to steadv and
inspire them, onie great meniorv.
some vision of a spirit standing within
the shadow of this terrible war, thev
find their longing realized in the noble!
nature and oracular words of Lincoln.
England Needs a Lincoln.
"In a letter which I received from
one who was in Great Britain during
the first months of the war. it is stated
that after the first shock of the war
the most serious-niHided of the
lish again and again gave "expression
to their thought in the words: 'We
need a Lincoln.' 'Times like these call
for an Abraham Lincoln.' 'In this
present situation what would Lincoln
have doner'
"It is the most significant fact that
the people of Great Britain in the time
of greatest national peril have turned
instinctively to Lincoln for inspira
tion, and the reason of this, I lake it,
is because they find in him the em
bodiment of those principles which in
their minds form the justification of
all their endeavor. Not only do thev
look to him in a general way for in
piartion, but they have repeatedly re
ferred to his words in order to mould
public opinion and to justify govern
mental action. It is to the words of
Lincoln that they have tttrned in or
der to stimulate the spirit of volun
teer service. The reference to Lin
coln on the subject of conscription are
used not merely as the opinion of a
witness in the case, hut are stated
confidently as being the conclusion of
the whole matter.
France Reveres Him.
"What can be said of Great Britain
can be said even more forcibly of
France. The French people have al
ways loved Lincoln and they claim
him as one of their own heroes. His
great personality has taken possession
of the imagination of the French peo
ple and there is no F'rench hero who
is more highly revered among the
common people of France than Abra
ham Lincoln.
"'Since his death we have grown big
and rich and prosperous while the
whole world has been made tributary
to our comfort and well-being. The
very impoverishment of the warring
nations abroad has been the occasion
of the amassing ot fabulous fortunes,
and the alarming increase of luxury
and luxurious living throughout our
land. It can only be a matter of con
jecture as to how Lincoln might have
led his people through a period of
prosperity, because lie was never put
actually to this test. From the poverty
of his youth to the tragedy of his
death there was for linn one long
protracted struggle against heavy
odds, while the sole gleam of light to
guide him was that which shone from
his own unconquerable hope and faith.
I am convinced, however, that' were
he to, return to this marvelous life of
ours today, his unerring insight would
discover the dangers to which we as
people are exposed by reason of that
very prosperity which we are wont
to regard as an unquestionable bless
ing. Perils of Peace.
"Those spiritual qualities which
Lincoln emphasized as necessary to
meet the stress and strain of war. lie
would doubtless urgr upon our con
sideration today as being the qualities
of manly vigor which alone can pre
pare the spirit of a people to with
stand the subtle temptation of an
overwhelming prosperity. There are
perils of peace as well as those of
war. and we find ourselves confronted
by the grave danger at the present
time that our American peop'e may
become 'prisoners in their own treas
ure house.'
"Lincoln fought and overcame the
forces which were determined upon
a sectional division. No such danger
presents itself now. We fear no con
flict between north and south, nor east
and west. There is a real danger,
however, that in the bewildering com
plexity of our Inodern life small
groups of self-centered interests mav
necome so surtu'ient unto themselves
that they will lose all concern for the
common welfare. With men of maiiv
races and many tongues, can we stim
ulate and maintain the unity of na-
. tional spirit? Can we transform newly
J made citizens, ignorant of our insti-
tutions and traditions into loyal pat
riots? Our whole tendency is towards
the development of an exaggerated in
i dividualism twhich we must endeavor
! by every means of education and cx
I ample to overcome,
j Universal Service is Answer,
j " To this end the plan of universal
! military service now so generally un
der discussion will be of significant
aid. It is not merely that such a
measure naturally provides an ade
quate national defense; more than
that, it tends in a larger measure to
preserve the spirit of our national
unity. It is only by bringing together
the heterogeneous elements of our
J country in somejmiversal democratic
j training, many of whom are foreign
born, some ot whom have only half
j hearted allegiance to our national
ideas, that they can be made to realize
tne compelling power ot a common
obligation and a common cause."
Funeral of S. K. Hinitt
Is Held at Fairbury
Fajrbury, Neb., Feb. 12. (Special.)
The funeral services of the late S.
11. Ilinitt were held at the. Christian
chttri-h Sunday afternoon. Rev. I. K.
Shellenherger officiating. Mr- Ilinitt
expired at his home in Council Bluffs,
la., Wednesday and the hotly was
broughl to Fairbury Saturday eve
ning. Mr. Ilinitt was one of the old
time residents of Fairbury. His
father, Joseph Ilinitt, died here in
1880. The family came here in 1870.
He is survived by his wife and two
sons. He was a prominent Mason
and this order had charge of the fu
neral services.
Alma Shoe Store Robbed.
Alma. Neb.. Feb. 12. (Special.)
John Stegelnieyer's shoe store was
robbed and eight pair of shoes from
the best stock taken. Entrance was
' gained hy prying up a side window.
I The following note: "Goodby, ihoe
: maker, we're off to the war," was
left on the work bench. Blood
hounds from Phillipshurg, Kan., fol
I lowed the same trail, twice, which
i ended at the railroad track near the
(depot. No suspects were located.
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Clean Blotchy Skin
Don't worry about blotches or other
skin troubles. You can have a clear,
clean complexion by using a little Ktnc
obtained at any drug store for 25c, or
extra large bottle at $1.00.
Zetno easily removes all traces of
pimples, black heads,- blotches, eczema,
and ringworm and makes the skin clear
and healthy. Zetno is a clean, penetrat
ing, antiseptic liquid, neither sticky nor
(rreasv and stains nothing. It is easily
applied and costs a mere trifle for each
application. It is always dependable,
Th K. W. Rom Co., Clavaland, O.
Telephone m i' Valentines
s brandeis Storcsl
IT n
Have you ever had it? Headaches,
indigestion, nerve-fag all caused
by too rapid eating, and too little
exercise i
Pills don't cure. Laxatives and
cathartics, unnatural irritating
stimulants, frequently end by
making constipation chronic.
Get a bottle of Nujol at your
druggist's. It will effectively
relieve constipation by helping
nature to act naturally. Nujol is
not a laxative or a bowel stimu
lant. It acts in effect as an in
ternal lubricant, encouraging and
facilitating normal movements.
Nujol b bottled at the refinerynd
is sold only in pint bottles bearing the
name Nujol and the imprint of the
Standard Oil Company (New Jer.ey).
Refuse substitutes be sure you fat
the genuine. Write today for booklet,
"The Rational Treatment for Constipation."
(New Jersey)
Bayonne New Jersey
Saving Sale of Sewing Needs
Notions at Economy Prices
Take this opportunity to anticipate your sewing needs and save money.
Rust-Proof Dress Clasps, card VhG
Good Shell Hair Pins, 10c value, card. . . 5
Scissors and Shears, pair 10
Shell Hair Pins, 6 in box, at 5
Real Human Hair Nets, 3 for 25c, each. . 104
Girls' and Women's Hair Barrettes, each. . JO
Darning Cotton, all fast colors, 3 spools. . 5
Men's and Women's Suit Hangers, 25c val
ues 2 for 35
White Ivory Dressing Combs, best grade,
cch 19
Bias Tape, 12-yard bolts, white and colors
Men's Shirt Bands, all sizes, each
Extra Heavy Skirt Markers, each 10
"Betsy Ross" Crochet Cotton, white and
..colors, 3 balls for 25
Sanitary Belts, 25c values, each 19
Sanitary Aprons, large size, each 19
Men's and Women's Sleeve Protectors,
Pr 10
Best Sanitary Napkins, dozen, at
Best "Omo" Dress Shields for shirt waists,
Best Pure Silk Skirt Braid, 10c value,
yard I
One Big Lot of Scissors and Shears, regu
ular 50c values, pair
Pure Irish Linen Tape, bolt
Pure Silk Seam Binding, black only, bolt
Rust-Proof Wavy Wire Collar Stays, card
Large Bolts of Rick-Rack, white and col
ors, Cable Cord, for shirring dresses, yard . .
"Omo" and Kleinert Brassieres, with dress
shields, each
Fancy Coat Hangers, for children's
clothes, each
Best Mercerized Linen Corset Laces, 1
inch wide. Regular 15c grade, each . .
"Omo" and Naiad Rubber Baby Pants, all
sizes. Special, Tuesday, pair
Dresss Forms at Exceptional
"Better-Way" 4-Sectional Dress Forms, adjustable at neck, bust,
waist and hips; also to any height. Regular $7.50 dvj no
12-Sectional "Better-Way" Dress Forms, the best forms made. Ad
justable at neck, bust, waist and hips; also to any height. These forms
are fitted with arm pieces; also an extra wire skirt to adjust. fljQ 1 C
Regular price $12.00, sale price vleiO
Main Floor. I
Eight Items of Exceptional Interest
From This Big Basement Ready-to-Wear Section
, Offering Savings on Skirts, Petticoats and Children's Wear that will be appre
ciated by every woman. '
Women's and Misses' Dress Skirts, $1.39
Over 500 Skirts to choose from, many different' styles, with large pockets. Full flare bot
toms. Made of all-wool Serges, Novelty Cloths, Big Plaids, Stripes and Corduroys, in d1 nn
various colors. Good, up-to-date styles. High belt effects, etc., at PlOa7
, Splendid Dresses, at $2.79
Made of fine Serges, Crepe de Chines, Silk Poplins, etc. All up-to-date styles with large col
lars and cuffs. Many different models. Dresses that have sold here for as much as fco 7rt
$6.50. Clearance price, at
Petticoats, Kimonos and Several Children's Items
Women's Fancy Flowered Kimono Cloth
Dressing Sacques. For a quick clearance,
each ' 19
Women's 26c and 29c Corset Covers, many
different styles. Very Special 156
Girls' Sweater Coats, ages 2 to 6 and 6 to
14 years. Various colors; many different
styles at anj.
Women's Black and Colored Cotton Petti
coats, 50c and 75c values, for only 39
Girls' Middies, ages 2 to 6 and 6 to 14
years. Several styles. Regular 50c values
for only 35
Children's Warm Flannel Sleepers, made
of good quality flannel. Ages 6 to 14 years.
Values to 59c, for 29
3,000 Packages
Including Knife and Fork Holders, Vork
Bags, Crochet Bags, Post Card Holders, Kodak
Books, Pin Holders, Necktie Kacks, etc.
Regular 25c to 50c values,
1,500 Stamped Aprons, extra fine India
Linon; dainty designs. Regularly 15c, sale
price, each 7
Third Floor.
Taffy Day Tuesday
WHOLESOME , toothsome sweets
of all kinds are here, at very moderate
prices, but on Tuesday we make a spe
cial of Taffy and this particular
Tuesday we shall offer:
Angel Food Taffy
All flavors,
At 10c a Pound
Main Floor, Pompaian Room, v.