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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MA 5, 1S1Y.
REED GETS HOST OF
DRY BILL PRIES
Attorney General Devotes All
Hii Time to Answering
SOME ARE SEAL POSEES
(Fram a 8t! Corrwpndent.)
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.) At.
torney General Reed is burdened
with inquiries from men who have
liqquor in their possession and do not
know how to let go. .
A station agent ' at Plymouth
wanted to know today what he should
do with a consignment of liquor
which had come from inside the state.
The attorney general is putting in
ill his time in an effort to decide what
the requirements of the new prohi
bition law are.
In the case of the Plymouth in
cident where the liquor is strictly a
intrastate shipment, he has not yet
made up his mind.
Council of Defense
Will Meet Next Week
From a Staff Corrcapondent.)
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.) Mem
bers of the State Council of Defense
will meet in the ofl.ee of Governor
Neville next Tuesday at 10 o'clock
, m. to organize. One member must
yet be appointed to represent the
agricultural interests. The board
stands as follows:
0rr H. Harriot, Omaha, (or th manu
facturer. T. P. Reynold!, Omaha, (or tht laboring
, C. A. VeClou, York, for ho hankra
Qorff O. Bropby, Omaha, (or the rail
roads. Oartrue Keating, Columbtw, (or tha Rod
Croat an nurata.
Vr. S. O. Wabbnr, Wahoe, tor tha dnctsn.
Gorc O. Johnaon, atate tnglnrer, for tha
G antra I P, K. Hall for tha military fornaa.
B. L. Metcalfe. Omaha, and R. M. Joyct,
Lincoln, for tht altltana.
Board of Equalization
To Take Up Rail Valuation
(From a Stiff Carmp.iul.iit.)
Lincoln, May 4.--(SpeciaO The
State Board of Eqqualitation will
meet next Monday to begin the work
of valuation of railroad, Pullman car
and car company property and will
probably remain in tession most of
the week for that purpose.
The expense! of the state will be
over $2,000,000 more this biennium
than the last. For four years the
board has made much campaign ma
terial out of the fact that it lowered
State Union is in
Session at Lincoln
Lincoln, May 4. Eighteen years
ago a small group of men interested
in the bird life of the state formed the
Khraska Ornitholigists' union. Each
year has witnessed an increas
ing membership of the organization
and an expansion of its Work until
the annual meeting of the society this
year, which opens in Lincoln today,
will bring together scores of persons
from over the slate who are interested
in the scientific and popular study of
the state's birds.
The union will open its meetings
here late this afternoon, with Mrs.
Lily Ruegg Button of Fremont sched
uled to give an address on "Bird
Songs." As a musician Mrs, Button
has made a study of this phase of
bird life and her talk will show the
relation between bird music and the
music of human beings.
Following a banquet tonight, John
T. Zimmer, an alumnus of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, who has recently
completed more than three years'
service as assistant entomologist in
the Philippine bureau of agriculture,
will make an address.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, the
annual field day will be held. Par
ties will scour hill and dale near Lin
coln in search for bird types, and at
the end of the day a comparison of
the bird fauna collected will be made.
Among those scheduled to speak
during the two days' session are Dr.
R. W. Wolcptt of Lincoln, the retir
ing president; Rev. J. M. Bates of
Red Cloud andC. E. Hickel of Lin
coln. Rousing Patriotic Rally
Is Held at Seward
Seward, Neb., May 4. (Special.)
A rousing patriotic meeting was held
at the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation last night. Superintendent of
Schools R. D. Morilz, Americanized
German, spoke for the loyalty of the
Americans of German descent.
E. K. Frye, ex-principal of the Sy
racuse, Neb., Schools, has been elected
principal of the Seward schools. Miss
Josephine Richard of Tecumseh will
teach commercial training.
Percy Peterson and Miss Hazel
Bennett of Pleasant Pale were mar
ried on Thursday, '
Six hundred guests witnessed the
marriage of Miss Tillie Prochcska to
Ameal Melichar of Pleasant Dale
Minister of Chile to
Germany Asks Passports
London, May 4 The Chilean min
ister to Germany has demanded his
passports, according to " a Central
News' dispatch from Amsterdam!
Nebraska University Men Go
ing in Numbers to Farm
FIVE HUNDRED OFFERED
Lincoln, May 4. Urged by Chan
cellor Samuel Avery (o 'light or
farm," 1,000 of 2,200 male students of
the University of Nebraska will go
direct from school work on farms in
the middle west. Of this number 500,
attending the School of Agriculture
here and the branch agricultural
school at Curtis, Neb., will be trained
Th university will close earlv in
June. There will be a summer school, i
but very lew it any boys will attend.
Students who enlist or go to the
farm have been promised full credits
for the year if it is necessary to leave
before the school year closes.
,Nearly 500 of the 1,000 students
who will not farm have enlisted in
the various branches of the service.
A number have passed examinations
and been admitted to the officers' re
serve training camps.
Altogether, university officials say,
"the call to the colors and the call to
the farm" will be answered by more
than 1,500 of the 2,200 young men at
Chancellor Avery expressed confi
dence the remaining 700 would give
such account of themselves that there
would be no occasion to call them
Third Bank in Town
Of Four Hundred
Beatrice, Neb., May 4. (Special.)
The State Banking board has granted
a charter to the American State bank,
which will soon open for business at
Liberty, this county, with a capital
stock of $15,000. C. L. Rothell of
Crab Orchard is president and Joe
Lang of Beatrice, vice president
Liberty, which has a poplation of
about 400, alrcadjr has two banks.
The annual district convention of
the Woman's Foreign Missionary so
ciety of the Methodist church will be
held at the Methodist church in this
city on May 5 and 6.
Conrad Bartels, an old resident of
Plymouth, died at that place yester
day after a brief illness, aged 63 years.
He leaves a family of six children,
five daughters and one son, his wife
having passed away about a year ago.
Eight young men enlisted in Com
pany C here yesterday, four being
from Crab Orchard. The company
now has a membership of eighty
seven, and Captain Brewster hopes
that the full war strength of 100 men
will bt- reached soon.
OF FOURTH SOUGHT
Comrades Hunt for Men Who
Left Without Permission.
DEATH OR IMPRISONMENT
Thirty deserters from the Fourth
Nebraska National Guard are being
hunted by their comrades in the
ranks, under orders of Colonel W. E.
Baehr, commanding the regiment.
Colonel Baehr says this number of
men have deserted from the Fourth
Guard since it was called into federal
service March 26.
"These yellowi-strcak soldiers evi
dently are afraid of war service," says
Colonel Baehr. "They do not realize
the seriousness of their offense. When
arrested they will be court-marshaled
and punished. The law provides
death or imprisonment as the penalty
for deserting from federal military
service in war time."
Sonit of the deserters are so re
corded on the books of their com
panies, because they have not re
ported for duty since the call was
issticd. Others reported or enlisted
as recruits since the call and have
disappeared since then.
A majority of the desertions are
said to be from the Omaha battalion,
which received a number of enlist
ments of men of the "floater" class.
These are believed to have volun
teered under a wave of temporary
patriotism, which wilted when the
work and discipline of camp and
guard life showed ''lent that there is
something beside glory and excite
ment in warfare.
The Fourth regiment comprises
about WW officers and men. the per.
centagtof dcicrtions is therefore over
I per cent.
"We are glad to get rid of the few
cowards and fakes in our ranks," said
Colonel Baehr, "but they will not go
unpunished it we capture them.
. To Place Men on Farms
(From a. Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.) Farm
ers who want help will do well to
write to Commissioner George Nor
man, who may be able to supply their
Mr. Norman has received several
applications for tins sort of employ
ment, several being received this
morning from the labor bureau in
Chicago. These men have had ex
perience and some of them have fami
lies, borne of them say they formerly
lived in Nebraska.
How the Kaiser United
the World Against Germany
, .The Kaiser's eligibility for the Nobel peace-prize occurs to one editor as he contemplates the
... burning away .of old distrusts and hatreds among the once hostile peoples now banded together in a ,
spiritual as well as a military alliance against the Central Powers. England and France forget their
) ,: ancient feuds, England and Russia their territorial jealousies, Russia and Japan their quarrels in
; Asia, while the United States, brushing aside old wrongs and recent suspicions, steps into line beside
England and Japan in the great alliance whose dominant purpose js to make the world "safe for
As visible symbols of this new spirit of international brotherhood among former foes, he sees the
flags of the Allies flying side by side in the various capitals, and the Stars and Stripes beside the
Union Jack above the Parliament Buildings at Ottawa and Westminster, where no foreign flag was
. ever before unfurled. V
, ; In THE LITERARY DIGEST for May 5th, the feature-article presents the consensus of Ameri
, can public opinion upon the visit of the British and French Commissions' and the far-reaching results
which the conference at Washington will develop. , , '
' ' " -: ' "' In addition to this complete description of one of the greatest events that has taken place in the
history of the United States, and of the world, other articles that should be read in this number are :
Tha Argument For and Against Such Regulations
Should the Government Fix Prices For Food?
America First Shot in the War
Sense and Censorship
No Separate Peace for Russia
Japan's New Chinese Policy
The Value of Food Tests Doubted
4U"-Boat-Chasers for the Navy
Safety First in Movie Lessons
Germany Poisoning French Letters
No Church Denominationalism in
Woman Suffrage Marching On
Awful America "'"'
islam under uerman mile
The Banana "The Poor Man's Fruit"
German Patents as War Prizes
A "Great American and Great
For More Americanism in Opera
Ten New Questions for the Church
Cartoons and Half-tone Illustrations
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that beset the path of newspaper editors many others
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ering of real news harder than ever before. THE
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Maxkol A II JL
Columbus, Neb., May 4. (Sped; '.)
Forty-eight of the seventy-seren
members of the local company of the
National Guard attended meeting
Lee Rolltn was elected captain;
Fred l.anz, first lieutenant; Ed Ka
vanaugh. second lieutenant: Herbert
Hahn, first sergeant; Christy Gass.
quart-rmastrr sergeant; William J.
O'Callaghan and Jake Levine were
made duty sergeants, ihe lour cor
porals are Julius Brock, Robert Kent.
Uaire Patterson ana ram neiner.
!ude W. N. Hensley. a veteran of
the civil war; made a short address to
the boys. The judge said good ha
bits are the main essentials to the life
of a good soldier.
Omaha Man Addresses
Grand Island Salesmen
Grand Island, Neb., May 4. (Spe
cial.) A new feature was added to
the social and community side of the
big Wolbach store in this city when
125 employes were banqueted by the
proprietors in the Liederkranz annex
and listened to addresses by M. T.
Cogan of Omaha and Larry Altmayer
of New York City on salesmanship
and store service.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
District Meeting of
Rebekahs at Wymore
Wymore, Neb., May 4. (Special.)
The district convention of the Re
bekah lodge was held here Thurs
day afternoon and evening. About
forty delegates were present from
Beatrice and other point in the
Mrs. Cummings of Lincoln instruct
ed the delegates in the afternoon, and
in the evening there was a literary
and musical program, followed by a
Mrs. Eunice Brown of Blue Springs
won the banner for the best secret
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An event of tremendous, far-reaching importance a sale that will be
, more than the success predicted because of the wonderful coat values at a
time when merchandise of any kind is very scarce.
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for value-giving in our Coat Shop.
100 new, desirable coats, styled according to the latest dictates of Fash
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coat taken from our own splendid Btock and radically reduced for Saturday.
At this price the woman and ybung rniss can choose a coat for every oc
casion, whether for street or dressy wear. Coats that Will give them the
utmost service. ,
Such popular materials as burella, wool velour, wool jersey, serge, wool
poplin, poiret twill arid mixtures. .Large pockets, belts, pleats and large
. collars and cuffs are the principal trimming ideas.
A Special Pricing on
Girl's Goats-8 to 1 4 Years
Saturday, .522 1
Every mother with a growing girl or two who reads or hears of this '
sale will be here bright and early, for a good, serviceable coat for a girl
8 to 14 years, priced at $5.00, is not an every-day occurrence.
Made in unusually effective styles plaids, checks and plain colors
large colalrs, some in contrasting colors. All in the youthful loose and
belted models. A very choice assortment and very specially priced, too.
Girls' Coats--8 to!6Yrs.
Formerly Prlcid to 9,75,
Good, serviceable coats in checks, plaids
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Girls' Coats-8 to!6Yrs.
Formerly Priced to 15.00,
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