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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATUK1MI. MA IV, mi.
WILSON E. MAJORS
HEADS GRAND ARMY
Brother of Colonel T. J. Majors
Chosen Department Com
', mander by Delegates
i at Columbus.
NEW VETERAN LEADERS.
Wilton E. Majors. Peru, de
partment commander Grand
Army of the Republic.
Fred E. Fero, Omaha, com
mander Spanish War Veterani.
W. A. Overman, Bennett, divi
ion commander Sona of Veter-
Mri. Jennie Rogera. Gibbon,
nresident Woman'a Relief Corpa.
Mrs. Nellie Eaat, Lincoln, pres.
ident ladiea of the Grand Army of
Columbus. Neb., May 18. (Special
Telegram.) Election of officera of
the patriotic veteran organizations in
convention here and choice of Sew
ard for next year's encampment com
pleted business of the organizations
which adjourned this afternoon.
Fremont and Broken Bow were
after next year's gathering, but Sew
ard waa unanimously the choice of the
delegates. Seward boosters said thev
had $6,000 in their treasury, all of
which would be used for entertain
ment purposes if it was necessary.
G. A. R. Election.
The Grand Army of the Republic
this forenoon completed the election
of the following officers:
Ptpartment eommander. Wilson E. Ma
Jnre. Peru: senior vlee commandT, .limel
It. Out", rjunnlns: Junior vice :ommander,
Oeorae W. Fuller, SeaaM; medlual director.
TJr. .1. B. Ralph. Omaha; chaplain. Charles
B. Rouae, DeWltt.
The following officers were elected
L .. .1. . W , . J)V,t Cnma'
UV me vv uiiiau a uw.M-'
President, Mn. Jannla Rnirers. Olbnon:
eenlor vlca president, Mr. Alice Dllwortn.
Holdreta: Junior vlue president. Mrt. U F.
Phlppe, Columbui: treasurer. Mrs. Jannla
(irsliam. Nallsn. The aecretary la ap.
The Spanish war veterans elected
Commander, Fred B. Fero, Omaha: vine
enmrnander, O. B. Oarrlaon. North Platte:
vlca commander, C. Kmara, Mllllsan: i-hap-lain,
H. H. Kilns, Omaha: marshal, F. O.
alulthouaa, Buinner; surgeon, 11. U. Norrla,
The Sons of Veterans elected:
TWvlslon commander. W. A. Overman.
Bennett: vloa, W. H. Smith, l.lnfloln: vice,
I.. H. Travis, Omaha. Delegate to tha na
tional encampment at Beaton, H. B. Reed,
Columbus: dlvlelon cnuneel, Paul Ooaa, Lin
coln: L. W. Hams, Mlnden, and Bert Galley,
r-olambtfa dlvlelon secretary; H. B. Reed,
'Colambua, division treaatirer; R. P. Dussell,
Columbus, dlvlelon patriotic Inatructor; E.
C gamble, Lincoln.
v Ladies of G. A. R.
The Ladies of the Grand Army of
the Republic elected the following of
ficers: President, Mra. Nellie Kant, Lincoln; vlca
nreejdent, Mra. Havah Smith. Omaha; vlre,
Hiss Dixon. Seward; treasurer, Mra, F.lla
alellory. Cambrldse; chaplain. Mra. Ada
Kline, Aurora: counselor, Mra. Flora Rowel!.
Keener; delente al-larfe, Mra. Grace Truall
The installation was held separately
from the other encampment organi
zations, which took place at the taber
nacle. The nublic installation of alt
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Ul ucfei iiucitio ui iit
ment, with the exception of the Ladies
of the Grand Army of the Republic
was held this afternoon at the taber
nacle at 3 o clock. William 1,
Church of Chicago, commander-in-chief
of Illinois made an address.
Falls City. May !8.-(Spec!a1.)-
Misa Marie Simonds and Logan fyle
were married at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Nims on Wednesday.
Rev. Boyers of the Methodist church
performed the ceremony. Mrs. Pyle
was reared by Mrs. Nims and was
an operator in the local telephone of
fice for two years. Mr. Pyle is a ma
chinist at the Missouri Pacific shops
in this city,- They went to Omaha on
a wedding trip. .
, . Frsderick-Watson.
Falls City, May 18. (Special.)
Miss Mary G. Watson and Peter
Frederick were married at the Sta.
Peter and Paul church on Wednes
day morning at t o'clock. Rev. Father
Hoffman performed the ceremony.
They were attended by Miss Viola
Watson, sister of the bride, and Paul
t reaenck, brother ot the groom. Mist
Julia Frederick played tha wedding
march. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick went
to Omaha lo visit relatives and will
returna to Falls City to take up their
residence on Nineteenth and Wilson
streets. -' V - .
When James It. Reynolda was aeelstant
secretary ot tha treasury Senator Root aent
for Mr. Reynolda one day to dtecuea with
hlra eome matters eoneerntnf a trad con
ference In Parla which Mr. Reynolds had
been selected to attend.
"I suppose," aald Mr. Root, "you apeak
Well, Tea," responded Mr. Reynolda. "I
know a little French. I have no trouble to
maae ine waitara ana me cab drivers un
derstand roe-" . .
"I sea." said Mr. Root, "Hut. v, w
aolda. euDDoae there ehnuld ha n,
nd cab drtvora at tha conference?"
laeinr noma Journal.
From Our Near Neighbors
Emll Sechs celebrated his birthday Sat
Oraduatlns exercises were held In Den
ver's hall Friday evenlns. There were three
from the twelfth srede and alxtean from
'"ati" WH .'"mother of NIC Wltt. dl.d
Wednesday nlfht of trouble Incident to old
"joachlra Bull la asaln confined to his
""airs Clyde Holllsler entertained the Py
thian sisters kenMnaton Frldsy.
A H Hansen has been 111 this week.
The senior class will s'va lt plsr .!
the opera bouse Friday evenlns.
laaac Lucoalcy and family from Omaha
have become residents of Springfield.
K. Harbors. B. N. Chrlstlanaon, H. Fler
enhaum and Frank Beebe went to'Tulen
Tuesday to see tha new eehool bulldlns and
get aome polntero for tha new school house.
The Farmers' F.levator company haa
houaht the William Mueller ft Bone ale
valor and will take charge of It June I.
Mr and Mrs. E. O. Hpencer and children
were' here from Talmase Sunday for a
,1.11 with relatives
eon w.. h.'r. iw; Water Thurs-
a"up.Tot'd.t Kd. Marquardt wa. over
from JMaltanviulh this week. nh.r
Mrs A. Frani'H was here from Dunbar
Sunday on a visit- with relative..
Mrand Mrs. F. W. Ruhse were Omaha
visitors Tuesday. ,..
Tha eighth rd6 eraduatlns exercises
of the Avoca Hish school were held In the
Congregational church Thursday venlng.
Word waa received thla week of the death
of Rev. fleorg. Batty, a former psslor of
tha congregational wui." --
curred at the bom. of hi. daughter, Mr..
Connor, in ureaoii.
E C. Nutiman snd children, Jlrs. H
Ehlers and Mis. Ellen Tompkln. were at
Pat Langdon of Boaton la visiting his
"Mi'rV.MCoonr".old ).. bushel, of wheat
Saturday for S3.1S a bushel.
Leman Oerheart haa eold hi. home In
eastern drains and la bulldlns a new bun-
"llr": Ralph Stark .nd .on of Falrbury
visited at the home of her mother, Mrs.
John Weeth, the first of tha week
Tha following high school boya were ex
cused from school early to work on farms:
Frank llurr.s, Russell McAvoy, Russell Vin
cent and Berl Rodger.. They will be given
,hOntnaahool cloaca May 21. Next Tuea
day will be picnic day; Wednesday even
ing, claea night; Thursday evening, gradu
ation exercises. There will be fifteen grad
ualra: W. Olllesple, Irene H.ffley, t harlea
HelTley, Marsaret Langdon. Rhoda Novel
ony. Kettle Potter, draco P.ter., K.theryn
Reynolds, Clara Rlshel. Mary Trlhy, Wal Ur
Bchrum. Glenn Spelhman and Clara Vln.
. . i r ! the Birth
day club In honor of her birthday. Those
. ar Bi.naahsr M rat wnMl-
ruf, Mrfir B. B. Brwlr anil Mrs. Crl Hub-
Hnnrtn, Mri. Thom iflvrnw and Mri- A. D
K u!?1" inh. Us.nrirlrkM.in vlsitfld hf 101.
At Fremont Saturday,
Mr.- and in. Hoy wrBwrimr 01 "
wr nnKtrtalned at tht Oeorc Knlfht
hom Sunday. . ... .
Mini Ruth Hibbard ytilted ralatlvet In
Omaha Haturday and Sunday.
Nilft Hcnnton, Anna Bund! and Mar
varat Andaraon wara Omaha ylaltora Tuea
day. Tha Educational nd Cn-oparattTa mat
union ot N bra lea organlsad a local at
irvinnion wuansur "' " -ovan
Mr. and Mra. Walter Marlian and dan li
ter, Ell or Benaon and Mlaa Mahal John
aon or Omaha wera enterUtncd at tha Al
fred Wllllama homo Sunday.
MIm Mary Cottar ot Omaha wai a gaast
of Mra. John Wfi-h thla waek.
Mr. and Mra Phil MrAvoy and rh lid ran
ot Omaha war Sunday guaaU ot Mri,
Louis aLcWtaur. . t . M
Mr. and Mr C. T. Pike laavt today tor
a ahort vlalt with trlanda at Kdsar, Nab.
Tha baccalaureate aermon tnr tha gradu-
atlng claaa of tha high school will b
praaehed Munday avanlng by tha Rav. B.
Johanaon of tho Mathodlst Kpiacopal branch
at tha Preabytertan church
Nina young man of tha PaplUlon High
chool have responded to tho jcall for extra
workera on tha farms. Thay will receive
their credits for the balance or ine yar.
Mrs T. C Corey, who haa been tatting
treatment at tha Mathodtat hospital In
Omaha for several weeka la reported to be
muuh Improved and la expected homo In a
few daya. . . ,
a m-ratinr of the hth school alumni wen
i..ri Mrtndav evenlnr. Mini Ruth West
elected president. Miss Barbara UraMteH
aeoretary. and Clair King treasurer A
banquet and reception will be held at Sey
mour Country club In a week or two.
Mf. and Mrs. Will Miller went to Cherry
county Thuraday morning to visit their
Roger Oelb of Omaha visited his parent!
hero this week.
Rev. 8. O. .tovell and Mrs. I. V. Cornish
attended the Congregational association at
Fremont thla week.
Mra. Alma Olcver of Cordon visited her
aiBlar. Ural. RllKmn Johnaon. thle Week.
Mra. Lou Koasler of Farnam la visiting
bT parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adair.
Mrs. B. O. Schaal haa returned from
an extended visit In California.
Douglaa Brer ken rid fa a resident of this
place thirty years ago. Wat In town laat
Tha Woman'a club haa organtied, a Red
John Phelps, who baa bean at an Omaha
hospital several daya, came home laat weea.
MIm Lillian Morrpw went to Omaha
Mrs. 8. Hammerstrom Is aerlously 111.
Ml Antlerson spent the week-end at her
home In Lincoln.
Mlaa Wauneta Cork spent Sunday In Fre
mont He.en and Ethel Kennedy spent Tuesday,
nlitht In Fremotn. the guest of tha Mlases
Ada and Leah Williams.
j o. PnlJack of Tildn, Neb., apent Tufca
dav and Wednesday visiting Vally relatives.
The normal training claaa of the high
school visited the schools of District Noe.
31! and 36 Tuesday. m
MIks Etta Lowell of Waterloo apent Bun
dav with her sister, Mrs. Brlnson.
Miss Eva Harrier of Benaon ! at tha
home of hr father, P. O. Harrier, quaran.
tlnd for amrlet fever,
Cloyd ami Lola Byara motored out from
Benson Sunday to bring Edith Bradnhaw
and Dorothy Byara of Thermopolls, Wyo..
to spnd the day at Mr. and Mra. Ma
gulre'a t t , . ,
Mra. F. C. Kennedy went to Waterloo
Monday afternoon to attend a "shower"
given for Mrs. Lowell Todd.
The aophomore clssa of tho Vatlay High
school will entertain the senior clans ana
tit the teachers at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Kennedy Friday ovenlng.
State Defense Council
Asking for Speakers
(From a Staff Corr..pond.nt.)
Lincoln, Neb., May 17. (Special.)
Speakers are needed by the Ne
braska State Council of Defense, to
deliver patriotic addresses in every
section of the state. Chairman Joyce
and Secretary Richmond of the coun
cil are asking for volunteers. No
salary is paid, but the speakers' will
be given their actual expenses.
Grand Island Banks
Buy Liberty Bonds
Grand Island, Neb., May .-(Special
Telegram.) At a meeting this
morning the five banks of this city
subscribed for $100,000 of the liberty
loan bonds. Numerous otner suosenp
tions have been made.
f: work U too tod"
Back of Every Dollar
Invested with nd loaned by tha Omaha Loan and Building
, Association ie a mortgage on improved property worth three
dollar) to one. Thousands of home ownera have invested
their money with this, the oldest savings institution in Omaha
''" 34th year. , . ., :Z.-L'.r-H'
Thla la the great reservoir for the savings of the masses
for the average man. Liberal interest rates. Money may be
withdrawn on ahort notice. Don't fail to get our plan for
saving and building homes.
OMAHA LOAN AND BUILDING
FIFTEENTH AND DODGE STS.
The United States Government
is giving you a chance to get a tract of 1 and in one of the most productive sec
tions of the United States without requiring you to live on or improve it.
The Greatest Need of the Country Is Food
; Consequently, farm land values are increasing very rapidly, and the land own
ers of the future will be the independent class in theUnited States.
The Government Indian Land Demonstra
tion Car Number 1 0
. under supervision of the McAlester Exchange of McAlester, Okla., it in Omaha
... tor a few day to give you the facts about the last large Indian land opening
',. in southeastern Oklahoma, and show you how to obtain your portion of this
500,000 acres of rich agricultural, grazing and timber land. "
Title to the land comes direct from the government. No irrigation 40 inches of
- rainfall annually. Land close to market and railroads. In greatest prospective oil
territory in United States.
Great Western Tracks
16th St, Between Leavenworth and Mason Back of Omaha Van & Storage.
Hours 9 to Noon, 1 to 5, 7 to 9. , Sunday Hours 1 :30 P. M. to 5, 7 to 9.
Woman's Club Members
At Conservation Meet
(From a Staff Correepondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., May 18. (Special.)
Mrs. F. M. Hall, president of the
Lincoln Woman's club, will represent
this city at the state conservation of
food congress at Omaha May 22 to 25.
Governor Keith Neville appointed
rr rnrlav and authorized her to ap
point ten more members of the Lin
coln Woman's club to attend the con
gress. Mrs. Hall then named Mrs
dames H. C. Lutk-ey. T. J. Doyle, W.
Wilson, W. D. Way, W. H Km-
erv. free! v ntie more, rrea urrcn,
T. M. Raymond, E. P. Quick and Miss
The Store of Individual Shops
Saturday, We Present
Makes Feint at Suicide
After Trouble With Wife
Grand Island, Neb., May 18. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Having admittedly
made a feint at suicide in. order to
bring about a reconciliation with his
wife. Frank Van Liew is at the
county jail recovering from a slight
llesti wound ana nis case is Dcing lur
While in his room in a local board
ing house he so gathered the flesh of
his side together that lie could shoot
through it without endangering any
vital portion. He is said to have con
fessed when the nature of the wound
was examined by a physician and he
was confronted with the theory.
It is stated that his wife left him
about a month ago because he did not
exercise all the efforts he could for
the support of the family.
Henderson Man Fined
For Storing Wine in House
York. Neb., May 18. Specil.)
Jacob K. Lenner of Henderson was
arraigned before County Judge Hop
kins this morning, charged with being
intoxicated. He pleaded guilty and
received a fine of $25 with the promise
of the judge that the fine would be
remitted if he would tell where he
bought the liquor, which he did.
Sheriff Miller secured a search war
rant and went to Henderson, where
he found thirtv-one quarts of wine
hid at the residence of Abraham D.
Peters. Mr. Peters was fined $100 and
Kearney Citizens to Vote
On Light Franchise
Kearney, Neb., May 18. (Special.)
A special election has been called
for June 19, at which Kearney voters
are to pass on a franchise and con
tract grant to the Centrat Powers
company, successors to the Kearney
Electric Powers company. The fran
chise of the latter firm extends but
six years. The new company wants a
twenty-five year franchise. In the rate
contract Kearney power users are
given a 9-rent rate and a proportion
ate reduction to users over fifty kilo
wats and to power users. The new
firm also agrees to remove from Cen
tral avenue all the poles and wires.
at Astonishing Reductions
All the New Taf- $
feta and Taffeta and
tions in 2 Extraor- $0 T O
dinary Sale Groups Xc V
Including Models Formerly Priced to $39.50
A dress event that will forcibly demonstrate the superiority of
Benson & Thome's values. ;
We will not even attempt to describe them First of all we would
need a full page to do it, because there Are only one or two of a kind in
most, instances, so you niay be sure that any "dress you may select will
not be seen ion every "passerby." -. . , . ; , v
-.r And -thsili briShe other hand,, we could use a full page and then
not do. justice to the quality, style and "workmanship of these dresses,
so just an idea of what to expect is all that we will give. (
. THE $11.95 GROUP includes dresses made of soft crepe de chine,
all'taffeta and taffeta and georgette crepe combinations, in models suit
: able for afternoon and street wear. Every shade in vogue is represented.
THE $21.50 GROUP includes dresses of taffetas, georgette crepe,
jerseys and taffeta and georgette. repe":-)mbinations-i-a few sport
styles. There are styles for every occasion afternoon, dress and street
Sizes for Women, Miasea and Little Women.
Saturday a sale of
Bungalow Aprons-from 2 to 9 P. M.
All Sizes Well Made and
Variety of Styles Comfortable
59c and 69c
A TIMELY safetliat every housewife
...Ml ,n.!Al, a r, 1. nrltrrjmfarva nf
Will UC 'HUiyn. UWVC ouvanKagc vi,
Two big groups of "Dorothy Ruth"
aprons in 'comfortable bungalow and
slip-on styles.' Made of standard count
percale, in all sizes.
Plain and trimmed effects: checks
and fancy figured patterns; some have
elastic at belt line, which gives a neat,
All cut amply full. On sale Saturday
from 2 to 9 p. m. only. The values are
Season's Most Sensational Suit Offering
Saturday we offer our entire stock of women's wool suits, spring styles, at half price. There are several
hundred suits included. All sizes, colors, fabrics and styles. Regular prices have been $15.00 to $55.00.
Choice of every silk suit in the house all sizes, in all the favored styles, made of excellent quality luxur
iant silks, Regular prices have been $25.00 to $85.00.
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