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THE1 BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 9. 1917.
BIG CROWDS GREET
Preparedness Meetings Held at
Towns on Albion-Fullerton
MANY FARMERS TURN OUT
Cedar Rapids, Ntb., May 8. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The" preparedness
special train covered the Albion-Fullerton
branches of the Union Pacific
today, starting from Genoa at 7:30
o'clock this morning. St. Edwards
lurned out three good audiences, one
being a meeting of the Woman's club,
which was addressed by Miss Loomis.
A men's meeting was held in the lo
cal theater and the speakers addressed
the school children. There was even
more enthusiasm along the route to
day; than yesterdaj-. More farmers
were in attendance.
At Albion the special was met by
1.500 people and a big brass band.
Eight automobiles decorated with the
national colors carried the pupils from
nearby rural schools. Albion school
children were, addressed by a specialist
in school gardening and home can
ning. This particular section, esne.
cially near Albion, Boone county, is
rapidly becoming a dairying country
and there are upwards of seventy
five breeders of pure bred live stock
wunin siv or eignt miles ot mat city.
' Model Dairy Farm.
A mile from Albion is located one
of the model dairy farms of the state.
It is owned by Leroy Ball. He has
electrically lighted Jiis dairy barns,
dairy house and horse barns, and he
plows with a tractor. He owns one
ot the finest Holstein herds in the
state. W. S. Basinger is making a
reputation as a sneaker and as the
word goes on in advance of the spe
cial, requests are made tor his pres
ence atwarious meetings.
Lieutenant Governor Howard
boarded the train at Fullerton, where
six of the largest meetings so far
held were addressed. The Fullerton
band and thirty automobiles met the
special. The principal streets- were
crowded with people.
Miss Parsons, spoke at the High
school on home canning and Miss
Grace Smith talked to the little folks
on gardening. The garden work in
Fullerton is under school supervision
and the best possible results are an
ticipated. At Albion, Fullerton and Belgrade
the recruiting officers obtained sever
al applications for enlistment in the
army and navy.
From Albion to Fullerton the ut
most efforts are being made to get
the seed into the ground. Tractors
are being worked in fields all along
Belgrade is one of the smallest
cities in which the special made a
long stop, but it turned out more peo
ple in proportion to size than any
other town to date. Including the
meeting at Cedar Rapids tonight the
number of meetings held today was
thirty-seven and the total attendance
upwards of 3,700
The special will remain at Cedar
Rapids tonight. Tomorrow the first
stop will be at Spalding. From there
the special will make a'jump of 125
miles to St. Paul, completing the
day's run at Elba and Scotia.
Men Enlisted at Kearney
Kearney, Neb., May 8. (Special.)
First Lieutenant Bierbower of Fort
Crook, connected with the medical
reserve corps as assistant recruiting
ofitcer, examined the new recruits to
Company 1. here yesterday. Of the
seventeen inn examined, but one was
rejected. Th officers cam here from
Ashland, where seventy-two mn of
Company L are stationed. Eight of
these failed to pass. Today he leaves
for North Platte to examine twenty
five men and officers of the same com
pany, who ae stationed there.
Thirty men took the examination
here for entry into the officers' reserve
camp at Fort Snelling. Captain W.
B. Wallace, Twentieth Infantry, U. S.
A., was the examining officer. He
started his work Saturday and con
The applicants came from points
100 miles distant. Alany of the men
yho applied were passed upon favor
ably. Those chosen will be notified
to report at Fort Snelling.
School Garden Project '
Taken Up in Aurora
Aurora, Neb., May 8. (Special Tel
egram.) The school garden project
was launched today by four of the
leading clubs among the women.
Sixty children have enrolled. The
school board last night gave its ap
proval of the plan and agreed that
every child successful in finishing his
work in the project and securing at
least 70 per cent on his work should
be granted an additional 10 per cent
next year on his grades on industrial
Prof. It E. Taft is employed by
the district for the twelve months of
the year and will devote his attention
to the school gardens this summer.
He has a large amount of vacant
ground and will plan the children's
gardens systematically. The school
board reorganized last night with Dr.
t. A. Mcenburg as president and r,
E. Edgcrton as secretary. -"
A resolution was adopted callinsr for
a special election May Sv tor the pur
pose of voting on an issue of $40,000
of bonds to modernize the south side
school building and construct a new
Corn Thief Is Sent to
Pen in Short Order
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 8. (Spe
cial. Saturday evening Edgar Witt
struck was as a lark, and possessing
all the liberty that the constitution of
the union guarantees any one, but this
evening he has a sentence of from
one to ten years in the penitentiary
hanging over him. i .
Edgar has a team, and feed is high
in price, so he thought that he would
appropriate some corn, from the sheds
of A. S. Will & Son, and with his little
brother and stepfather, Albert Gaster,
was helping himself when discovered
by John Rutherford, jr., whom they
At the point of ajevolver thev com
pelled Ruthreford to take a walk out
into the country three miles, keeping
nun in cusioay, unm away into tne
night when he was released.
Wittstruck and his stepfather, Al
bert Gaster, were arrested the next
day and taken, before District Judge
Begely, where 'both pleaded guilty to
grand larceny. Wittstruck was given
an indeterminate term of one to ten
years in the penitentiary and Gaster
was fined $500, which he paid.
Knights of Pythias and
Auxiliary 'Meet in Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 8. (Special.) The
grand lodge of the Knights of
Pythias and their auxilliary, the
Pythian Sisters, met today at the
state house in annual conclave, the
knights in representative hall, the
sisters in the senate chamber.
Both organizations were welcomed
this morning by Governor Neville and
most oi tne torenoon was spent By
the knights in conferring the grand
lodge degree upon members.
The sisters spent the morning in
the usual opening ceremonies, listen
ing to reports of officers and getting
ready for the regular order of business.
LAND RULE PROTEST
Land Commissioner Takes Oc
casion to Dissent from Su
preme Court Opinion.
State House News
(From a surf Corrcupondent.)
Lincoln, May 8. (Special.)
State Land Commissioner Shumway
has dissented from the opinion of the
supreme court in the case recently
rendered in which the state loses
eighty acres of land in Furnas county
hecause it failed to assert its rights
tor a long period of time. Mr. Shum
way protests against such decision,
because it will lose the state many
acres of land. He said in addition:
t protest also, (or the mason that It tn
tirferea with the handling of this xtcu
tlvo department and reflects upon the Integ
rity of the officials alnco It win organUfd.
Why ahould the court assume that the
state nan not aaaertad Its right many tlmea
through the ordinary chHnnela ot corro
apondenra between this office anrl the In
dividual or the county treasurers, with
out aearchlng the frtre and the proceed -Ings
of the Board of Public Lands and
Buildings and the Board of Educational
Lands and Funds since the beglnnlnjg of the
state? The fact that It has not b prev
iously called to the attention ot the court
does not Justify the assumption that the
state has been negligent In claiming lta
Furthermore, this state has 30,000 forty
acre farms besides Innumerable smaller
tracts scattered through eighty-nine coun
ties and tt Is utterly Impossible, with the
appropriations that have been granted, to
know If an occasional tract of these lands
la not occupied, used or claimed by an In
dividual other than the state.
In the Interest of fairness, I urge a re
consideration ot the decree, becauoe It lays a
foundation for absorbing extensive acreage
New Guard Company is
Forming in Pawnee County
Table Rock, Neb., May 8. (Spe
cial.) Franz Holligcr, Foy Brown
and Frank Libes went to Pawnee City
yesterday, where they enlisted in the
National Guards. Captain F. E. Craw
ford of Wymore has been working in
this county for seven days. About
sixty men from other portions of the
county have been accepted and it is
probable a new company will be
Funeral of Captain Evans.
Stella, Neb., May 8. (Special.)
The funeral of Captain Amos E.
Evans was held at 10 o'clock this
morning at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. D. C. Allen, where he died
Monday morning after an illness of
four months. Four children survive,
Mrs. Charles Hesser of Oklahoma,
John H. Evans of Tecumseh, George
Evans of Elk Creek and Mrs. Allen
of Stella. Captajp Evans was born
in Licking county, Ohio, about ninety
years ago. He served four years and
three months in the army of the Cum
berland and was promoted to the rank
Five Lindsay Men Volunteer.
Lindsay, Neb., May 8. (Special.)
Five boys left yesterday to volunteer
their services for their country. Tom
Brozek went to Columbus to join the
National Guard; Jerome Connelly, the
former postmaster, went to Omaha to
enlist in the navy; Joseph Wessel and
Herman Meis for the army. George
Busselman, who is a blacksmith, will
volunteer his services in that denart-
(From a Staff Corresponaent.
Lincoln, May S. fSneclat ADBllcations
are coming Into the offics of the state tress-1
urer irom iveoraska Banks that desire de
posits of funds. In- many instances these
banks offer as hlsh as 6 per cent on sums
of 16,000. Four per cent Is also offered on
other applications and the state treasurer
la meeting the demand on the S per cent
offers as fast as they come In. t
Representative Scudder of Hall county
called on the State Board of Control today
to see If the board could not relieve the
present unsatisfactory condition at the ceme
tery at tne soldiers home near Grand Island,
wnere the ground Is so low that th. graves
are flooded with water moat of the time.
A bill was passed by the lower house appro-
piiauuK sumcieiu money to purcnase nigner
land for cemetery purposes, but it was
killed in the senate. Mr. Scudder hopes
that the board wilt be able to raise suffi
cient money in some way to condemn and
purchase the land needed.
The State Banking Jioard has Issued a
call for reports of state banks for the quar
ter ending May 7. There are 896 banks coin
ing under the call.
A committee of old veterans of the civil
war, consisting of Colonel Majors of Peru,
Mr. Mahaffey of Bennett and Captain Trim
ble of Lincoln, appointed by the old vet.
erans Interested In the seml-centenntal cele-
uratinn or., the state, called on Governor
Neville today and offered their services in
any capacity the state could use them
which would assist in any way in the pres
ent war situation.
Soldiers' Home Notes
Grand island. Neb., May 8. (Special.
Mrs. W. A4 Jones, who resides In Cottage ,
is seriously lit.
Mrs. Mary A. Smith haa m turned from a
two weeks' furlough spent at Broken Bow.
Rev. M. Thompson of the First Methodfet
church of Grand Island gave a splendid
discourse Sunday afternoon at the home
Mr. Rldgley. Who for the last weeli has
been quite sick, la somewhat better.
James Maholm, wtio haa been on tne sick
list for the last two weeks, Is slightly better.
Just One Application
and the Hairs Vanish
(Modes of Today) i
A harmless, yet vefy effective, treat
ment is here given for the quick re
moval of hairy growths: Mix enough
powdered delatone and water to cover
the undesirable hairs, apply paste and
after 2 or 3 minutes remove, wash the
skin and the hairs have vanished. One
application usually is sufficient, but
to be certain of results buy the dela
tone in a original packag e. A dv.
The tremendous increase in the sale of
proves exclusively that quality and economy alwayswin.
Have your grocer send you a tin. I
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Grand Prize San Diego, 1916
DR. McKENNEY Say.:
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Work, per tooth,
worth $H to $25,
$5. $8, $10
Best Silver Fill
Best 22-k Gold
We please you er refund your money.
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S This weak we offer Protec-
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. dust proof, size 26x55 inches. I
Sale price 43c ?
i Moth Balls, per lb 24c
I ' Also 5c and 10c Pkgs. J
Tapanese Camphor, can. . . .25c ;
Packing Camphor, can.... 25c
Notes from Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., May 8. (Special.)
Arthur Gillespie, who was appointed
chief of police by Mayor Eiidclman
of Wymore when he assumed his of
fice a few weeks ago, has been re
moved and M. M. Field named as his
successor temporarily. It is said that
Gillespie's removal followed the
searching nf a number of buildings for
liquor at Wymore last week. No
moist goods were found, however.
Mrs. Jane Temple, for the last
thirty-four years a resident of Gage
county, died at her home seven miles
southwest of Beatrice Sunday, aged
78 years. She is survived by three
Company C last evening passed the
100 mark, the last enlistment increas
ing the membership of the company
up to 101, Captain Brewster says
that the two recruiting stations here
will remain open until about 125 men
have been obtained for the company.
Mrs. William C. Hornung, formerly
a resident of Liberty vicinity; died at
her home at College View yesterday,
aged 35 years. The body will be taken
to Tonica, HI., for interment.
The divorce case of Hettie Camp
bell against George Campbell is on
trial in the district court. The couple
resides at Wymore, Mr. Campbell
being postmaster at that olace. He
was formerly a member of the county.
uiuiu wi aupcrvisiurs.
Elmer ,C. Roberts of Wymore and
Miss Clare McFarling of Blue Springs
were united in marriaare bv Countv
Judge O'Keefe. They will make their
nome at Wymore where the groom is
engaged in business.
Newa Notes From York.
York. Neb Mav 8. (Soecial.l
The premium list for York's fall festi
val and agricultural fair has been is
sued. -Twelve hundred dollars in
premiums have been offered.
York county s rural school athletic
meet will be held Friday, May 11, on
the college campus. Exercises will
last all day. 1
Frene D. Beaver has filed a petition
in the district court asking for a de
cree of divorce from her husband,
Covert A. Beaver. She alleges non
supjort and cruelty.
John W. York has been eranted a
divorce from his wife, Fannie L. York,
by the district court.
Marriage license was issued vester-
day morning to Howard A. Mansfield
of Missouri Valley, la., and Miss,
Louise Smith ot this city.
Funeral of J. Lionberger.
Superior, Neb.. Mav 8. fSnecial
Telegram.) The funeral of the late
Fred J. Lionberger was held at the
family residence yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Lionberger died last Thursday
after a brief illness. He has been one
of the best known traveling men of
this section of the state, having rep
resented the Dolan Mercantile com
pany of Atchison for twenty-one
years. The burial services were con
ducted by the Masonic lodge. Local
Knights Templar acted as an escort.
Senator says early
peace upto kaiser
Hitchcock, Thinks May Come if
Hollweg Lays Down Reason
ALL EUROPE IS DESPERATE
"If Von Bethmann-llollweg in his
expected peace speech lays down rea
sonable terms it is quite possiLte that
peace will be declared in the great
world war before Christmas," said
Senator G. M. Hitchcock, who arrived
yesterday from Washington to spend
a few days here on business.
"All the countries involved in the
war on the other side of the Atlantic
are in desperate condition," he said.
"Russia is in a turmoil; Italy is fac
ing financial ruin; ?mit and Eng
land are seriously short 'on food and
other supplies; Germany is verging
on starvati n and threatened by in
ternal distention; Austria is in tire
Submarine Menace Serious.
"On top of all this is the subma
rine, which is a most serious menace.
The submarine is a success, a decided
success. And no adequate way has
been found to fight it.
"The only thing I now of now
under consideration to combat it is the
proposal to stretch a cordon of small
vessels, cruisers, torpedo boats and so
on, from the Shetland islands to the
Norway coast, and have nets between
these v-ssels, thus shutting the sub
marines from the Atlantic ocean.
"The distance is 180 miles and it
would require all the small vessels
of England and France and the United
States and would cost $150,000,000. It
is possible tlut out of many sugges
tions something may come to destroy
submarines mure rapidly than they
are being destroyed now."
Concerning war enthusiasm, the
senator said it is greater in the east
than it is here, but that the enlisting
is greater here than in the east.
. . More Enlist in West,
"New York waves the most flags,
but Illinois enlists more men than
New York. And Nebraska shows a
very healthy enlisting spirit," he said.
"Washington is a scene of the great
est activity now. Departments work
day and night. The buildings are
lighted up until the small hours. While
peace may come, we are preparing for
a three years' war."
Senator Hitchcock is one of the
three senate members of the commit
tee conferring on the draft bill. He
is the only one of the three in' favor
nf the provision allowing Colonel
Roosevelt to lead a volunteer division
last night. The speakers -were Miss
Sarka llobeck of the State university
and George H. Hastings of this place.
Miss llobeck spoke of the influence
of American ideals on the various peo
ples of the world and what America
had done for the Bohemians hire.
Miss Hobeck is especially interested
in the work of bandage circles and
told of the good work the women of
the country were doing through them.
She closed with a plea in both Eng
lish and Bohemian for unity at this
time. Mr. Hastings then spoke in be
half of the bandage circle organized
here last week and asked for contribu
tions from the crowd to further this
Patriotic Rally at Crete.
Crete, Neb., May 8. (Special.)
A patriotic meeting of the citizens of
Crete was held at the Sokol theater
Via Rock Island Lines
FROM OHAHA EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST
Alexandria ray,.N. Y., and return $45.45 to $46.05
Asbury Park, N. J and return $55.80 to $59.10
Atlantic City, N. J., and return 857-30,
Bangor, Me., and return. $56.70 to $67.45
Bar Harbor, Me.,' and return $59.80 to $70.45
Boston, Mass., and return : .$54.60 to $62.10
Buffalo, N. Y and return $42,41
Burlington, Vt., and return ,. . $50.90 to $51.50
Chautauqua Lake points, N. Y., and return $41.10 .
Toledo, 0., and return $35.10
Charlottctown, P. E. I., and return $64.35 to $83.65
Concord, N. H., and return .$51.20 to $59.10
Detroit, Mich., and return $35.10
Fabyan, N. H., and return .$52.25 to $67.25
Halifax, N. S., and return $81.60 to $85.10
Lake Placid, N. Y., and return .$49.10 to $50.60
Moncton, N. B., and return $56.00 to $77.95
Montreal, Que., and return $45.20 to $55.51
New York, N. Y., and return $55.80 to $59.10
Old Orchard, Me., and return .$52.90 to $03.11
Portland, Me., and return $52.90 to $62.45
Portsmouth, N. H., and return .."2.0 to $59.10
Pictou, N. S., and return $61.35 to $84.15
St John, N. B., and return $56.00 to $73.45
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and return $49.15 to $51.66
Toronto, Ont, and return.. $40.10 to $42.41
Yarmouth, Me., and return $52.90 to $63.15
New York City and return. $58.50 to $62.10
One direction via Buffalo or Niagara Falls, Other direction
via Washington, D. C.
New York City and return $70.50 to $72.10
One direction via Savannah, Ga. and steamer;
other direction via Niagara Falls or Buffalo ;
, or via Washington, D. C.
Boston, Mass., and return $57.80 to $60.20
One direction via Montreal, other direction via Niagara
Falls or Buffalo.
Boston, Mass., and return $57.80 to $69.15
One direction via Niagara Falls or Buffalo, other direc
tion via New York and Washington, D. C. ,
Boston, Mass., and return $76.95
One direction via Savannah, Ga. and steamer, other direc
tion via Niagara Falls or Buffalo or Montreal.
The above Is only a partial list of Eastern points to which cur
sion faros ara available, and many other attractive Circuit Tours ars
Ticksti carry final return limit of sixty days from date of sale,
and very liberal stop-overs in both directions.
Chicago Limited t 6:08 P. M. Daily
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Division Passenger Agent
14th and Farnam Sts. W. O.'w. Bldg.
The "Wearever" Coupon and 69c
will get 2- )i quart aluminum sauce .
pan in this basement.' 1
IMPORTANT Look for th. an
nouncement of remarkable sale
of shoes In Wednesday's papers.
Curtains, Draperies and Cretonnes
Very Unusual Offerings for Wednesday
HERE ARE' OPPORTUNE OFFERINGS from the Drapery and Curtain .
Department that will be extremely interesting to every woman. We are
splendidly equipped to cater to your every want the prices we qiote '
are very much below regular. ,
Net Curtains, $2.49 a Pair
Hundreds of beautiful Filet Net Curtains, in white and ecru copies of the
Curtain Scrims and Voiles, 19c
White, Ivory and Beige ; some drawn work. Very special at this price.
Cretonnes, 35c a Yard
A very beautiful assortment of the best Cretonnes, special at this price.
1 Let Us Estimate on Your Slip Covers
We are ready to give you the very best of service and quote
the right prices.
Art Embroidery Items
At 59c, 69c and 89c
Porch Pillows, covv,
ered with fancy Cre
tonne, filled with Srtk
floss; pillows worth
much more than we
now ........ W4,
also for Boudoir
Lamps; made of Chi
na Silk with gold
braid trimming. In
old rose, old gQc
gold and blue . ( -
-House Aprons, all
' ready made and fin
. ished with , Ric-Eac
Braid; stamped . for
value $1.50. ftQc
Special, at. , .' V
Third Floor . . :.
Two-tone and shadow
weaves and striped papers,
in all the new colorings,
shown with cut out IQr
borders, at, the roll . .
Good papers for basement
and attic rooms, with
matched borders, on sale to
morrow, at, the 94-
Figured oatmeal papers, for
living rooms, halls and din
ing rooms; 40c val- 99 Xr
ues, per roll Zl
Bedroom papers, in floral,
stripes and allover designs;
cut-out borders to match;
20c grades, at, a 1 0l.
Light and dark combination
papers, for parlors, halls and
dining rooms; 9 and 18-inch
borders to match ; new Qf
patterns, at, the roll. . '
We are prepared this sea
son with the most complete
stock in the city.
See our Birge Bedroom
Rug Offerings of Unusual Interest
Note the Exceptional Savings
THE DIFFERENCE between the present day fain selling prices and those we
offer them to you at, is. accounted for by the fact that we bought these
Rugs months and months ago, and in selling them to you give you fullest advantage
of our foresight and savings. You buy them, in other words, at the prices that
prevailed months and months ago instead of the prices we would have to ask if
we were to go into the open market today and buy them.
Beautiful Rugs, in the latest colorings and designs every woman- knows the
splendid wear and satisfaction these Rugs give, and also the beautiful effects that
are produced with them now note the savings ytfu may make if you purchase now:
$85.00 Rugs, 9x 12 feet. . . ... . . .. ......... $75.00
$80.00 Rugs, 8 1-4x10 1-2 feet ...... v . . . . . $70.00
Small Rugs to match at proportionate savings. " -; " ' ''
Which we also bought advantageously,
and which we can offer to you now at
very exceptional prices:
$75 Rugs, 9x12 ft. . . .$67.50
$70 Rugs, 8xl0 ft, $62.50
Small Rugs to match, at proportion
ate savings. , . v "
Rugs in Discontinued Patterns:
These are all excellent designs and color-,
ings, suitable for any room in the house.
$65 Rugs, 9x12 feet. .$45.00
Rattania, 9x12 feet Rugs. . . .$12.00
Rattania, 7V2xl0ii feet Rugs, $9.75
Rattania, 6x9 feet Rugs. . ,'.$6.75
I6ta u Howard. " Douflu 640.
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