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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. MAY 17, 1917.
GRAND ARMY MEN
Civil and Spanish War Vet
erans Meet at Columbus
for Annual Encampment.
Columbus, Neb., May 16.-r-(Special
Telegram.) Headquarters for the
lorty-first annual encampment of the
Department of Nebraska, Grand
Army of the Republic, were opened
this morning at the Evans hotel by
Department Commander Stewart of
i ieneva and Adjutant A. M. i nmblc
Many delegates, not only of the
l.irand Army or the Republic encamp
incur, but also the' Woman's Relief
corps, Ladies of the Grand Army,
-oils of Veterans and Spanish War
derails registered during t he dav.
The opening session was the pa
triotic meeting in the big tabernacle
this evening, the principal address be
ing made by ex-Senator W. V. Allen
ot Madison. Department Commander
The Spanish War Veterans have
their headquarters at the Meridian
hotel and their first business session
was held at the Odd Fellows' hall
There arc two candidates for dc
parttnent commander, the present
senior vice commander, W. E. Majors
of l'eru and J. S. Hoagland of North
.1 latte. So tar there has been no et
fort put forth to secure the l'J18 en
The lirst sessions of the Woman's
Relief corns. Ladies of the Grand
Armv and Sons of Veterans will be
held tomorrow. This promises to be
the largest encampment held
number of vcars.
The sessions are to continue until
Many Prominent Speakers.
The speakers for the sessions have
been chosen from men well known bv
the soldiers. Commander-in-Chief
Genera William J. Patterson of
Pittsburgh, Pa., has accepted an in
vitation to address the veterans to
morrow. Governor Neville will be
here, as will Chief Justice Mor
i issey, who is a veteran soldier.
Other speakers include W. H.
Slcwart, department commander of
the Grand Army of the Republic; Col
onel John G. Mabcr, department com
mander of the United Spanish-American
War Veterans; W. T. Church of
Republican Valley Editors
To Meet at Benkleman
Rrrl Cloud, Neb., May 16. (Spe-
Programs for llie meeting of
the Republican Valley F.ditorial as
sociation, to be held May 25 at Ben
kelman, were mailed out to the mem
bers today by the secretary, V. D.
lidson of this city.
A special feature of the meeting is
to be a front page contest, a type and
machinery company having agreed to
give two prizes to the publishers who
enter the best specimen of a news
paper iirst page, press work make
up, balance and general appearance
being taken into consideration. The
first prize is to be six fonts of type
and $50 worth of machinery, and the
second is four fonts of type and $25
The Benkelman Commercial club
is making preparations for a ban
quet and other entertainment. The
program for the meeting is as fol
lows: 11 a. m. Informal reception at Knights
of Pythian hall.
T J in. Pinner, s
1 p. in. A'l'lrf'" of wp!rniviv T. O. Bailey,
V Mik-nt Bnkolman Cumriieri ial club: re
mvtim Flint K. Holme. vlca president
K. publican Valley Editorial association,!
1:10 y. m. Aft'lrcs. P. M K!mm1, Me-;
' 'uk; "yome Klemftiis That Enter Into the
Sucicss of the Country Newspaper." Dla
i ijxsloii, ty K. H. Larmun, Oxford.
-ilIO p. m. AcidrcKs, "The Legislature and
t ii Newppapprs," J. W. Hammond, Cain-ii-Htre.
Discussion, led by G. 8. Foxworthy,
p. m. AdrtrsH, TTarry Vauifhan, Guide
Koi'lt : "KdutnltnK the 1'ubllu in Hugnrti to,
'lie Value of Newspaper Advertising."' Dis-,
Liissinn, led by M. M. Prall, Imperial.
r-;40 p. in. Address, Clark Perkins, presl-I
df nt Nebraska Press association, Aurora; j
"What the Publisher Owen to the Com
munity," Discussion, led by Loren Matthews, J
4:20 p. m. Business meeting; election of
6 p. m. Banquet by Commercial club.
"Quilting Party" Not
Held in Callaway
Callaway, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
It develops that the recent story
appearing in the daily press in re
gard to one woman taking exception
to another's assertion that she would
display the flag of her mother coun
try if she felt so inclined, under what
has come t. be known as "the Calla
way quflting party" story, was not
based on anything that happened in
Callaway, but in a rural community
As further explaining the facts in
the case, the Loup Valley Queen of
Callaway prints the following:
"Some such occurence as the one
described actually did take place, al
though under somewhat different cir
cumstances. It appears that' the
rouble was begun, not by the host
ess of the 'quilting society,' but by
'lie of her guests, and that the ar
gument that followed was not very
Ask City to Postpone Paving.
1'airbury, Neb., May 16. (Special
I clograni.) l-airbury's first protest
igainst the high cost of war came
:nday, when a large number of peti
ions were circulated among railroad
uen and laboring men, asking the
Mayor and city council to defer the
inning of Fairbury's streets until a
inure opportune time.
Soldiers' Home Notes
Grand Island, N'eb., May 16. Special.)
1 dirli'k Walsh of Onuba made a ahort call
Burkett on Saturday evening,
.T. A. Wagsenor, formerly the Home phy
1 i "lit ii, has jrcted a new cottage at Hum
I'ol.li, Neb., iu.d will noon move Into the
Yixicrday nai monthly pay day at the
iinnlenlnir rbout the Home and the farm
is all vtTrssing nicely.
Mrs t,'. W. King hns returned from Ar
. .h;i. v Iit j hliD spent home two weeks
iimnstr h- p jl'l friends,
M-s .Idtni Jit Kft? 1h reported onvalefli'lnic
v. . !y. mid t-v Hi! liiUfr part of the week
In- li-ipen tj ly able to dispense with her
Th rciiLtlil'. n of John Rounds of the
i,.nnitury 1m not itnprnved for thn butler
th- last .')' tj - eight lluurs, a ceo rd lug lo
M rn. W. A . nrj rnttn(f, Vo. '2, Ii
il""'t'' af 11 liH!c iti.i ro' l'k
Nation-Wide System of
Farm Labor Distribution
Lincoln. Xeb., May lo. lieVause
labor is likrly to be the limiting tac
tor in increased production this vcar.
plans lor a state-wide labor bureau
system to bring farmers and unem
ployed together have been mapped
out by the extension service ot the
Nebraska College of Agriculture.
This program, which has become
nation-widf. in scope, provides tor the
organization of labor bureaus in all
Nebraska communities. These bu
reaus will ii ,t labor available and calls
tor labor, bringing idle men in touch
with farmers, and report excess or
deficiency ot abor to a counly labor
bureau, which will be directed by the
county agricultural agent or bv some
other county organization.
lhe county bureau, in turn, will
canvass ils labor situation, equalize
its labor, arid report to the state labor
bureau at Lincoln.
By arrangement wtih the governor
and the state department of labor,
all labor bureau work of the state
will be correlated and the state labor
bureau will office at the state house.
E. L. Rlioades will be delegated by
(lie United States Department of Ag
riculture ind the College of Agri-
ulture to co-nperate with Labor
Names of labor leaders should be
sent at once, so blanks mav be sent
for enrolling workers and listing the
labor needs of the community. All
correspondence should be addressed
to State Labor Bureau, Stale House,
Notes From Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Wiebe. mo
necr residents of Beatrice, celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary
last evening at their home in West
Beatrice m the presence of M)
friends. Music was furnished by the
Mennonile church choir and a large
tent was erected, in which the pro
gram was held. Mr. and Mis. Wiebe
were born at Danzig, Ciermany, and
came to the Cnited States in le7t,
locating in Beatrice.
1'iincral services for the late Mrs.
Frank risher, who was burned to
death at her home near Carnestou
last week, were held yesterday morning.
Company C has closed the recruit
ing sation at the 1'addock hotel, hav
ing increased the membership to 106
men. As tne work ot drafting young
men for service will soon be started,
it was decided to close the station.
H. T. Weston and K. A. Bressler,
two residents of this city, who have
been accepted at the officers' training
camp at Fort Suelling, Minn., left
yesterday for that place. Lawrence
Kline is another Beatrice man who
has been accepted by the army offi
Fire early this morning damaged
the grocery store of T homas. Gunn
on west Court street to the extent of
Teaching of German Dying
Out, Says Clemmons
Lincoln, Neb.. Mav 16. Teaching
of the Gen ,an language in the public
cliools ot Nebraska, made possible
by the passage a few years ago of
the Mockct- law. will probably be
abandoned next year in all schools,
according to reports received by W.
Ii. Uemmons, state superintendent ol
the German language in our
schools is dying a gradual and natural
death," said the state superintendent.
' A numbe,' of schools drooped it im
mediately after war was declared. My
opinion is there will be few pctilions
to have it taught in any schools in
the state next year."
I nder t.ie law, which permits the
teaching oi any except an "oriental"
language, school patrons must peti
tion the board of education lo insti
tute a class in German. It is manda
tory on the board to comply when
the petition is properly tiled.
An attempt was made lo repeal the
law at the Iastsession of the legisla
ture, but ti e attenipt failed.
Whisky and Beer Seized
By Thurston County Sheriff
Pender, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
Two barrels and two kegs of high
proof whisky and fifteen barrels of
bottled beer were found in the cellar
of P. G. Fuscher by Sheriff Dorsey
when he visited the premises with a
search warrant sworn out by County
Fuscher was arrested on a charge
of having liquor in his possession ille
gally and the "evidence" was brought
to Pender and stored in the court
house pending the trial, which will be
called in a few days.
This is the first arrest in Thurston
county on the charge of violation of
the prohibitory law.
To Knit Jacket for Each
Sailor Aboard Nebraska
Fremont, Neb., May 16. (Special
Telegram.) Members of the Fre
mont branch of the Navy league have
undertaken to knit a jacket for each
sailor on the battle ship Nebraska.
The branch was organized a week ago
The funds for buying yarn for knit
ting has reached $100. The branch
has a membership of fifty.
The Fremont Red Cross lias been
instructed to make hospital garments.
OF ROBBING BANK
Man in San Francisco De
scribes Manner in Which
He Carried Out the
Man Who Threatened Life
Of Judge Sent to Hospital
Fremont, Neb., May 16. (Special
Telegram.) Bernard L. Zctting, a
farmhand who was arrested on com
plaint of Judge H. Thomas of Colum
bus, was today adjudged, a fit sub
ject foT treatment at a state hospi
tal for insane. Zetting, through let
ters he wrote to Judge Thomas, had
threatened the life of the jurist and
others. Judge Thomas came to Fre
mont to testify against Zctting.
Plan to Raise Y. M. C. A. Funds.
Fremont, Neb., May 16. (Special
Telegram.) Plans for the organiza
tion of the east central Nebraska war
work council were outlined at a meet
ing of the Young Men's Christian as
sociation directors Tuesday evening.
It was decided toshold a meeting fol
lowing a supper Thursday evening
when representatives from all towns
in the district will be in attendance.
It is planned to raise $4,000 of the
SJ,000,UO0 to be raised for the work
in the country in this dstrct.
W. J. Couftright was re-elected
president, D. V. Kowe, vice president;
Kay Hammond, secretary, and R. P.
French Army Officer ArrhW.
Waohlngton, May 18. Captain Amlrr
ParillPu (if the Frnrli army, a mnilipr f
lhe Chamber of DcpulleH, han arrlvp.l In thn
t nllf'l HutPB villi a rf.rpfl f,f altnnt lo
rorrplate Ilia fifhaalnK aspnrlos of the
iKr.MH a SmtT Con fl:Hl, ut.l
Lincoln, May lo. (Special.) Chief
of Police Anthes of Lincoln today
received from Detective George H.
Richards at San Francisco a state
ment made by Joseph L. Rcdcnbaugh
in which he confesses to the robbery
of the bank of I'niversity Place on
February 16. Kedcnbaugh says he
was born in l'lattsiuouth and that his
mother lives in Lincoln. Me says in
describing the bank robbery:
On I'Vl.runry S. 1IU7. ahrnit 1 2 p. in.,
I arrived at lhe bunk In t nlverslty Tlnee
In a suidrbaker automobile I bail atolen
from ,i private K'traKe. Tlte name of the
hank 1 do not know, but It la opprndto the
Klrt National bank. I went Into tlie bank
and Ib id up tile man In charge at the point
of a .S;-e;i liber Savage automalle revolver
and hiiekod him Into the vault, after 1 hat!
hlin liiiw mo where the eurreney vvaa lo
cated. 1 buked htm In the vault, took all
the eurreney fioin the drawer Inside of the
cage amounting lo 11.311 dolhira In II, K.
Ji.. $1D mid $L'ft bllti.. I then left In the
automobile which 1 had left standing on
another all-opt a bteek away from lhe bank.
lady hud aeeu nie gel Into the machine
and 1 think who can Identify me.
Redenbaugh then describes his de
parture from Lincoln to Columbus
and to Kansas City, where lie was
first under suspicion of the police.
9i non soi.mm r
TO BE SENT HERE?
Reports Say 17,000 Men Are
to Be Quartered at Fort
Crook anrl 4.001) nt. I
' Fort Omaha.
Call for Enlistments
Of Men for Farm Work
Lincoln, Neb., May In. (Special.)
The following resolution, offered by
.ur. coupiami, ncau ol tnc loot! con
servation department, was adopted by
the Nebraska State Council of De
fense at its meeting Mondav ninht:
Resolved, That the Stale Council
of Defense earnestly calls the atten
tion of county councils of defense
the state to the great importance of
doing all in their power to provide
the necessary labor required lo planl,
cultivate and harvest the crops the
nation so urgently needs ami to this
end we strongly recommend the form
ing oi a farm labor enlistment agency
in every community of the state of
Nebraska, which shall be a part of the
county council of defense's activities.
Every county council is asked to see
lo it that every farmer as far as it is
possible shall he provided with lhe
necessary help required and to this
on it we urge the enlistment anil en
rollment of all w ho are able and will
ing to help the .lation develop and
conserve its food-producing abilitv.
The men and boys who cannot go
to the front to light the nations bat
tles are called upon to do their part
in this hour of their country's peril.
Let there be no slackers, but all do
their part in this emergencv. The
responsibility is an individual one and
we most earnestly urge a patriotic
response lo this appeal bv all our
citizens who arc able to help.
More Patriotism in the
West Than the East Shows
R. L. Green, citv n.issenccr acent
of the Milwaukee road, with head
quarters m New York, is in Omaha,
having piloted a party of 100 Rus
sians this far on their journey back
home. As to conditions in the cities
of the east and New York especally,
Mr. Green sad: i
"They talk ahout patriotism being
rampant in the east. There is nothing
to it, except what you read in t lie
papers and see around sonic of the
recruiting stations. Right here m
Omaha today there is more evidence
of patriotism than anywhere 1 know
of in New York City."
I fficago. .May lo. Vw luurd oi
otlicers we.v appointed (u;!ay by Ma
jor Genenl Thomas 11. Hairv, coin
Mianding llie Central department, V.
S. A., to investigate and report on
available vues in the middle western
state lor training camps tor the part
ot the tir. contingent ot 500,0MI
troops tor overseas service to be
raised in tip section.
The otVi;.rs detailed will bcRt'i their
mvcstigath'i shortly am! will take
mto consideration location as rcgaids
railroads, s:e, water supply, samtarv
possibilities, facilities foe di ill groumLt
and ri tic a :d artillery ranges and for
iraniporiati"u of supplies.
The following board was named tor
North D.t-oia, South Dak-Ma. Minne
sota, Nebraska and lt.ua: Colonel
George II. Morgan, cavalrv; iVloncl
I ame! W. I .ockwood. engineers ;
Lieutenant Colonel George 1. llonie,
infantry; Major William .1. Lebv.
qu.trtcnnabtcr reserve corps, and
Major James S. lievans, medical re
Information received here from
Chicago, saying that live army
boards arc arranging camp sites for
500,000 men, was quickly followed by
an unofr.eial report in Omaha saying
that Tort Crook would shelter 17,
000 men and Kurt Omaha 4,000, w ithin
the next fortnight.
"I have heard nothing of it, "de
clared Captain McKlgiu. command
ing olhccr at Kort Omaha. "1 doubt
very much if any other army olliccr
here has received such information
However, if camping sites are re
quired for 500,000 men, it would he
strange indeed if Kort Crook and
Kort Omaha did not afford shelter
for a very large number of men."
News that Omaha's population
might he temporarily augmented by
J 1,000 Mldieis spread like wildfire in
llie neighborhoods of both army posts
as well as downtown.
Kort Crook ts one of the largest
army Narracks in the west, and has
every advantage possible for require
ments of the soldiers.
One reason why Omaha may he
chosen as a big mobili?ation point, it
is asserted, is because of the prohibi
The moral effect of dry communi
ties is always a big factor in army
plans which require the movement
and control of extraordinary large
numbers of men,
"Not because the soldiers arc more
apt to cut-up than civilians," declared
one officer here, "but because cutting
off liquor makes better soldier just
as it makes better civilians."
Lincoln Man President ;
Of Highway Association
McCook, Neb., May !(. (Special
telegram.) A large attendance of
delegates from alt along the Omaba-Lincoln-Denver
highway was at the
opening of the annual state conven
tion here today. .President C. II.
Roper of Lincoln, Secretary R. A.
Blake of Hastings and the other of
ficial members of the association were
present and about' a hundred ardent
Dr. Condra's illustrated lecture
Roads and Road Building' m the
Temple theater this evening was
largely attended. The election of of
ficers resulted as follows: (. II.
Roper, Lincoln, president; first vice
president, L. T. Bonner, Imperial;
second vice president, A. Laverty,
Ashland; treasurer, P. Walsh, Mc
Cook; secretary to be named by
president and executive board.
Dependent JT is their inability to handle
' 1 business matters that makes
Persons them dependent.
' If they rely now upon your
business ability for an assured
income, they must depend on the
business management of some
one else when you are gone.
Give them the benefit of this Company's
experience by making It your Executor or
I ii n ill
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Pfifl C oum 3
3 Stop al; the Red 'Crown
sign ior ciean, powenui,
uniform gasoline. Makes the engine
eager, full of life. Look for the Red
Polarine Oil prevents scored cylinders;
lessens engine wear.
Make Are of
Important Notice-On Thursday, we
shall place on sale on Main Floor Squares,
Very Exceptional Values in Blouses in all
thefavored materials. There are very un
usual savings to be made for every woman
who attends this sale.
Main Floor, Bargain Square
Most Extraordinary Sale of Real Laces
Third to Half Off Regular Prices
We wove enabled lo purchase these superb laces at such
remarkable concessions, that we are enabled now to sell them to
you at a full third to half below their regular prices.
This is wverplus stock including a wonderful array of the
wanted Filet Laces.
mt i'lease remember thai these are Kr.AL Laces and
y judge the prices accordingly. This is one of the best
iiiles we have announced from the Lace Department in
many months. Right at the time when you are planning for
vour summer wardrobe, comes this announcement of'the most
exquisite trimmings vou can buv. THIS IS THE KIND OF
ICCONOMY THAT IS EXTRKMELY WISE RIGHT NOW.
Filet Edges and Insertions,
35c, 75c and $1.00
Real Filet Edges and Insertions.
Filet Bands and Edges, $1.50 and $1.95
Feal Filet 1'ands and Edges.
Real Filet Bands, Etc., $3.50 and $4.50
Real Filel French Designs, bands and
Flouncing, $3.95 and $5.50 yard
Belgium Laoo Flouncing, 18 to 27
inches wide, Real Princess, I'l. Lierre.
Flouncings, $2.50 yard
Princess Lace Flouncings, Pt. Lierre
Laces, 12, 18 and 21 inches wide.
Real Duchess Lace,
$5.00, $6.50 and $10.00
Read Duchess, rose point, Canick Ma
cross. Duchess Lace, $1.50, $2.50, $3.50 yard
Duchess Laces, Canick Macross Bands.
Filet Medallions, 35c and 50c each
Real Filet Medallions, square and tri
Filet Medallions, 5c and 10c each
Filet Medallions, real shades.
Irish Lace Medallions, each 2c
Hand-Made Irish Lace Medallions.
Irish Laces, Bands, Etc., $2.50 yard
Real Irish Laces, bands and edges, 2 to
1 inches wide.
Irish Laces, Bands, Etc.,
$1.50 and $1.95 yard
Real Irish Laces, Bands and Edges.
Real Hand Made Cluny Bands,
7Y2c a yard
Ecru only, regularly up to 50c.
Real Chinese Cluny Lace Edges,
Picot Edges, 17c yard
Real Irish hand made Picot Edges.
Irish Insertions, 10c a yard
Hand made, very beautiful.
Real Irish Lace Bands, 25c a yard
In the charming rose patterns.
BILLIKEN Shoes Are Best
These Rhoes are made with
out u mul, very flexible and
cnyy and comfortable for grow
ing feet. They arc made to eon
form to the Bhape of the foot
Hnd your little boy or girl will
experience great pleasure in
wearing them. Do not, for good
ness sake, have the little people
suffer with poorly made shoes.
MJY WLI.IKENS the little
folk like them. Wc arc the sole
Omalia Agents. COME IN AND
SKK. Main floor, rear.
We Make Lamp Shades Free
For All Who Buy Materials
THIS IS A VERY NOTEWORTHY
offering as you may take advantage
of the expert skill we exercise in the
making of these beautiful Lamp
Shades, simply by paying the cost of
the material. You pay nothing for the
time, or labor of making, or the inge
nuity of the maker in designing them.
THIS IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY.
This offer will be good for all mater
ials bought on Thursday and Friday in
Third Floor Art Needlework Store
UNSING Underwear Means
EAR Greatest Comfort
And Most Lasting Satisfaction
READY now with complete stocks of this splendid Underwear none other fits sa
well none other is so comfortable none other gives such lasting satisfaction.
Munsing Union Suits for women; in this particular
garment, are very popular as to fit and rJCt
Same Garments is
Munsing Union Suits, such as tight or d1 A A
open knee, regular sizes, at D1 evlvl
Out sizes fl 1 O C
$1.50 and Pl.4CO
Munsing Union Suits, fine lisle, tight
knee; a splendid out size garment, at.
These Special Offerings for Thursday
Kayser Lisle Vests for women, plain or fan-, PA
cy yokes, pink or white, very special, at..
Women's fine cotton Union Suits, tapo band tops,
tight knee, regular and out sizes; a very OQ
spccial value, at OlC
Women's cotton lisle Vests, many style 1 Q
necks, regular and out sizes, special values. 1C
Children's "M" Knit Union Suits for boys and girls;
low neck, Bhort sleeves or high neck long sleeves;
in fact, any style for the season's wear; Jfl.
Great Three-Day May
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
May 17th, 18th and 19th
In the face of scarcity and high prices, we offer marvel
ous values for everyone. Three Days of Wonderful Sav
ings, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17, 18, 19.
Sale Begins Thursday Morning
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