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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, KOVEMEETl 1. 1917.
, MATTERS TRIAL
COM TO CLOSE
Jury Now Holding Fate of Ex
Banker After Only Four
Days of Testimony.
The second trial of Thomas H.
Matters for abetting President Lueb
ben of the First National bank of Sut
ton, in issuing certificates of deposit
unlawfully, came to a close in federal
:ourt yesterday. The first trial, two
ears ago, occupied tour weeKS. ine
lecond occupied only four days.
The afternoon was taken up by
irgument of the case to the jury.
Frank S. Howell, who was United
States attorney and prosecuted Mat
ters in his first trial, was present and
istened to the arguments for a time.
Judge Wade will give his instruc
ions this morning and the jury will
ake the case before noon.
The defense made a vigorous effort
So introduce in evidence the civil suit
won by Matters against the First
.National bank of Sutton, following
, the failure of that institution. Mat
tes sued for $14,MJU, wnicn ne anegea
was due him from the bank. The
bank's receiver, on advice of A. P.
Smith, expert government account
ant, settled with him for $1,000 which,
the defense claims, is equivalent to ad
mission that the bank owed Matters
$10,000, as the defunct institution paid
only 10 cents on the dollar. Judge
Wade ruled, however, that this suit
had no bearing on the present prose
cution. Girl Testifies.
"George Honey told me in my office
during the former trial of the Mat
ters case that he and President Lueb
ben had not told the truth in court,"
said Miss A. M. Newberry, a witness
for the defense.
Miss Newberry had an office in the
Omaha National Bank building ad
joining that of Matters. She stated
also that Honey, who was a director
of the Sutton bank, told her he
would have plenty of money, after the
Matters case was ended, as Matters
owed him a large sum, he alleged.
Ben S. Baker, who was Matters' at
torney several years ago, testified that
Leubben stated to hifn that if any
wrongful acts had been committed at
the bank he was entirely to blame
and Matters b,ad nothing to do with
Speaker Backs Up
Views of Teacher
On Value of Smile
Miss Mae E. Schreiber of Boston,
one of the "talent" at the state teach
ers' convention, occupied a front-row
seat at the general meeting in the
Auditorium. Before the meeting was
called to order Miss Schreiber dis
cuss. 1 with Jennie Redfield, principal
of Castelar. school, the saving grace
of -vmn the "bright side of things.
' i hsve endeavored to hold stead
fast !v to the plan of starting the day
with' a smile and a cheery thought. It
means so much to one if he or she
will get a good start on the day's
work." she said.
"The trouble with many of us is
that we are easily irritated by little
things, instead of passing them by
with a smile. Most of our troubles
and trials are comparatively trivial
after all, and yet how many of us
magnify them until they appear moun-tain-high?"
Reported for Hoarding
Sugar, Then Thief Works
Joe Sherry resides in Omaha, but
he owns and operates a grocery store
at Fort Crook. The fact that he is a
merchant is unimportant when you
consider the fact that he has been
reported to the government agent,
charged with hoarding sugar.
Mr. Sherry has been out of sugar
for several days, but Wednesday he
was fortunate enough to get two 100
pound sacks to be sold to his custom
ers. Somebody saw the two sacks of
sugar unloaded at Sherry's store and
concluded that ' this was too much
sugar for any one man to have on
hand. An investigation demonstrated
that Sherry was not acting contrary to
the Hoover orders. However, in a
way, Sherry jumped out of the frying
pan and into the fire. He lives in the
north part of the city and Wednes
day night when he came home he
brought along five packages of sugar
for delivery to that number of cus
tomers. Stopping at Twenty-fourth
and Lake streets for a few minutes
and while in one of the stores there
thieves stole all the sugar from his
Minister Tells Women of
"Cathedrals I Have Known"
The ladies of First Methodist
church held a meeting a.t the home of
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Wood. After the
regular business, an address was given
by Rev. J. Henry Stitt, the new pas
tor of McCabe church, on "Some
Cathedrals I Have Known," the large
company present being greatly inter
ested in the symbolism of cathedral
construction and the general remin
iscences of the speaker in reference
to the cathedrals of Notre Dame,
Paris; Amiens, Westminster Abbey
and St. Paul's, London, and Canter
bury. Refreshments followed the
Prices On Old Corn Climb,
New Variety Takes Slump
Omaha grain market prices on old
com were 3 to 6 cents higher, selling
up to $2.12 a bushel. Prices on new
corn ran as low as $1.94, due largely
to the fact that the gram contained
more than the normal quantity of
moisture. Receipts were 15 carloads.
Oats were one-half to a cent up,
selling at 59 'A fa 60 cents a bushel. The
receipts were 51 carloads.
Wheat receipts were 40 carloads, all
taken by the government.
Local Jobbers Receive
5,000 Sacks of Sugar
Omaha grocery jobbers received
Wednesday something like 5,000 sacks
of sugar from the east and south and
it is believed that this will relieve the
shortage so far as the future is con
cerned. The sugar received Wednes
day was distributed among the re
tail grocers and it is thought that this
shipment will carry them along until
beet sugar comes on the market in
quantities sufficiently large to take
care of the, -J-
Jurors Will Be
By the Judges
Jurors will be examined by the
judges instead of by the lawyers in
the cases before the district court
after December 12.
A rule to that effect was adopted
by the judges of the district in a meet
ing yesterday. Abuse of the preroga
tive of examination of jurors to sit in
cases before the court by the attor
neys for the parties is said to be rea
son for the bench's action. It is not
unusual for attorneys to consume
whole days of the court's time in use
less and irrelevant questioning of men
in the panel. The new rule, while it
may not meet with the hearty ap
proval of the attorneys, is expected
to materially expedite the work of the
The rule says further that "after the
court has examined a juror as to his
qualifications the lawyers may pro
pound such further questions as may
be permitted by the court."
The skillful "picking" of favorable
or prejudiced juries, which in the past
has been one of the legal profession's
favorite pastimes,- will be largely
eliminated under the new ruling.
School Districts Form
Circuit, Economy Reason
Conservation will henceforth be the
watchword of the spring meetings of
the nine different school districts of
Delegates from all districts moved
to adopt a plan presented by A. J.
Dunlap of Central City to bring the
best eastern talent to the spring meet
ings at a minimum of expense and en
ergy. Heretofore each district has
held its own meeting when it willed,
regardless of the plans of other dis
tricts, and each has brought out talent
from Omaha and Chicago for enter
tainment of its teachers. By the new
plan all the meetings will be held consecutively-
and the same attractions
sent on circuit, making the entertain
ment much less expensive.
A committee, consisting of Super
intendent Overturf of Beaver City, A.
J. Dunlap of Central City and County
Superintendent Housel of Madison
were appointed to make arrangements
for the spring circuit.,
Omaha Plans to Hold
Omaha is to have an annual
chrysanthemum show, if plans per
fected by the Omaha and Council
Bluffs Florists' club are carried out.
The florist met Thursday evening
in the council chamber of the city hall
and went over the preliminary plans
for the annual affair. Florists from all
over the country will bf invited to
participate in the flower display. Beau
tiful prizes have been promised by
several business houses of the city,
including Crane & Co. and Burgess
Nash. The local florists club nw has a
membership of between 60 and 70.
A chrysanthemum display was held
at the council chambers last night, the
flowers being removed to the Thoma9
Kilpatrick store, where they will be
on display for two days.
Many Soldiers Taking
Advantage of Insurance
Soldiers in Omaha are eagerly tak
ing advantage of the new insurance
act, by which soldiers and sailors can
get government insurance at very
low rates. Major Frith started things
going 1n the army building by putting
his name down for $10,000 worth.
The Lucky Seventh's lucky day will
be November 22. The Omaha bat
talion of the new regiment will be
given the "once over" that day and
formally welcomed into the ranks of
Uncle Sam's men. It is not known
at present if the battalion will be sta
tioned in Omaha for a while after that
or if it will be sent immediately to
Fanning to Count Cards
And Letters Three Days
Every letter and post card mailed
in Omaha on November 17, 19 and 21
will be counted. Orders have been
received from Washington to this ef
fect. The object evidently is to find
out what effect the 3-cent postage law
is having on correspondence.
"It is an immense job," said Post
master Fanning. "Ordinarily we have
between 200,000 and 300,000 pieces of
first class mail every day mailed in
Omaha. We must not only count the
number of pieces mailed on the three
days designated, but must keep track
of those with double or triple
To Sell Apples to Help
Swell Christmas Fund
Two thousand big red Nebraska
apples are going to help make the
Sammies over the seas happy at
Christmas time, thanks to Company
F of the Lucky Seventh. At the mili
tary ball Saturday night in the Audi
torium. These apples will be sold for
as much apiece as they will bring and
the proceeds given to the "Christmas
On ef tli point! on wblch
different school of medicine prac
tically agree is. that about 95 of
all human dlseaee la directly
traceable to Intestinal putrefac
tion of atomach waste due to In
activity of the bowels, or consti
pation. The eliminative proceea
1 as esientlal factor in digestion
and on it proper functioning de
pends the welfare of the entire
Constipation ! t condition that
Should never he neglected. A
soon as the towels evidence the
slightest disposition to slow up, a
mild laxative should he taken.
The combination of simple laxa
tive herbs with pepsin, known as
Br. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and
old In drug stores for fifty cents
s bottle, Is highly recommended as
a corrective, acting gently, In an
easy, natural way, without grip
ing or other pain or discomfort.
A trial bottle of this excellent
family remedy can be obtained,
free of charge, by writing to Dr.
W. B. Caldwell, 456 Washington
St BlontlceUo, Illinois.
refund money if it fails. 25c
London Paper Says Petrograd is
Not Russia; Forecasts Stern Times
London, Nov. 9. The situation in
Russia, the Daily News urges, should
not be taken too tragically. It points
out that Fttrograd is not Russia and
advises the outside world to await de
velopments, which, it says, cannot fail
to be swift and dramatic.
"Nevertheless," the News adds,
"this situation, coupled with the con
tinued advance of the enemy in Italy,
constitutes a sufficiently black out
look. The allies' position has suffered
a shock which it would be futile to
ignore and grave issues are hanging in
the balance. We hope the worst will
not be realized, but we must prepare
for it, and the best that can be looked
for will leave us seriously affected.
"The burden of the war falls inevi
tably more than ever upon the shoul
ders of this country, France and the
United States and the duration of the
war would seem to be prolonged in
definitely." The News concludes:
"Stern times are before us, but we
shall survive the ordeal if we are
faithful to our cause a cause worth
living and dying for. Our powers
are not exhausted and behind our re
sources are those of the United
States, which will be used without
limit for the achievement of victory."
The Graphic anticipates a Russo
German peace, with the probability
that Germany eventually would get
control of Russia's resources. It adds:
"The western allies are now thrown
entirely on their own resources and
must face the necessity of a greater
effort than any yet made.''
Thieves Insist pn Theft
Of Perry's Automobile
Persistent thieves are after the auto
mobile owned by E. L. Perry, travel
ing passenger agent for the Missouri
Pacific. For three nights in succes
sion attempts have been made to
break into the Perry garage. Thurs
day night Mrs. Perry heard men try
ing to break into the building, got a
revolver and from an upstairs window,
fired a couple of shots at them.
Neither of the shots hit the intruders,
but they scared them away.
Succeeds Father as Agent of
U. S. Mortgage & Trust Co.
United States Mortgage and Trust
company of New York has appointed
Clay H, Thomas, Keeline building, as
its representative in Omaha for the
making of city mortgage loans. Mr.
TRomas father, the late William II.
Thomas, represented the United
States Mortgage and Trust company
in Omaha for more than 20 years and
invested for its many millions of
dollars. The appointment was made
by Vice President Parsons, who is
touring the west in the interests of
Cow Dies of Hydrophobia,
Carcass Will Be Burned
A cow faf tally stricken with hydro
phobia was an unusual report received
by Health Commissioner Connell,
who detailed the dairy inspector to
see that the carcass is burned.
John Phillips, half mile northwest
of Forest Lawn cemetery, owned the
animal, A hunt is being made for
the dog which is attacking other ani
mals in that neighborhood.
Deputy State Superintendent
Woodward Urges its Impor
tance in View of Retent
Changes in Schools.
A progressive program was the fea
ture of the geography and nature
study department of the teachers' as
sociation Thursday. At the opening
of the session in the High School of
Commerce it was found that about
twice as many were present as the
hall could comfortably hold.
So during the lirst number, while
John A. Woodward, deputy state su
perintendent, was giving his lecture
on the teaching of rural geography,
the committee on arrangements got
in touch with the Hotel Castle and
found a large hall there was then
available. So at the close of the
number the audience was ytvitcd by
the committee to "follow me" and
all proceeded to the Hotel Castle,
where the remainder of the program
was carried out in comfort.
Prof. Woodward's keynote was the
humanizing of rural geography. His
talk illustrated the great changes that
have come over the rural school in
recent times. 'Nebraska is a state of
farmers," he 'said. "Hence the im
portance of rural schools cannot be
overestimated in this gathering."
"The little krown coast of South
America" was made real to the audi
ence by Prof. Clark E. Fersinger of
the state university. With excellent
pictures as illustration, he gave a most
interesting account of this far region
in the great continent to the south.
Miss Sarka B. Hrhkova, professor of
Slavonic lanauagcs in the state uni
versity, held her listeners intently for
over an hour and a half whit she told
of the Slavs in Europe. Her inter
pretation of present conditions was
especially illuminating and filled with
an intense patriotism. Prof. Albert
Terry Rrigham of Colgate university,
vho followed her, was so inspired by
her talk that he, too, Urned the
greater part of his lecture into a pa
triotic appeal, rendered the ) lore vivid
by talcs of Germany when lie last vis
ited it. The latter half of his talk em
phasized the vitalization of geography
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
1621 FARNAM ST.
There are Four Candles on Our Birthday Cake this Year
and We Will Celebrate as Usual for a Whole Week
Our Birthday Party
Will Be Saturday, Nov.
10, to Nov. 17. Your
Slice of the Birthday
Cake Will Be a Gener
ous Reduction on Any
Garment in This Shop.
, -4 Sir
Each year this Anniversary Sale of
ours has been growing tremendously,
for the simple reason that during An
niversary Week we have always given
truly remarkable price reductions.
This year we aim to make the Sale
bigger and the reductions greater
than ever before.
Starting Saturday, we will offer re
ductions on different lines of mer
chandise each day of the Sale. For
instance, Saturday it will be Suits and
Waists; for Monday, it may be Coata
and Dresses. By watching this ad
each night, you will know what day
the garment you want will be placed
Here are the Birthday Specials for Saturday !
Choice of our Women's and Misses' Stylish Suits
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that you can
Every one that is
good this season.
From 16 to size 44, In ev
ery good style produced
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manufacturers for Fall
Birthday Sale of
$5.00 Petticoats, $3.95
$4.00 Petticoats, $2.95
$35.00 Suits go at.. $17.50
$40.00 Suits go at. .$20.00
$50.00 Suits go at. .$25.00
$60.00 Suits go at.. $30.00
$75.00 Suits go at.. $37.50
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'The only Suits we cannot in
clude at half price are the
Chiffon Velvet Suits and the
new Bustle Suits. These go
at a discount J
this sale includes no
samples or job lots
bought for sale pur
poses, but is our reg
ular, carefully select
ed stock, offered at
these unusual reduc
tions. Birthday Sale of
Any Waist up to
$6.50 at $4.75
Watch the Sunday Papers
for our Announcement of
the Birthday Specials
1621 FARNAM ST.
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tional Army Camp the Rock Island now operates
weekly Pullman service between Omaha and Man
hattan, Kas., leaving Omaha 3:45 p. m. Saturdays;
returning, arrive Omaha 11:30 a. m. Mondays.
Upon arrival. Manhattan Pullman will be parked
for occupancy until 7 a. m. Sundays, and placed for
occupancy for the return journey at 9 p. m., same
Camp Funston is reached by trolley service from
For further information call
J. S. McNALLY, D. P. A.
411 South 15th Street.
(Opposite Orpheum Theater)
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Com and how we have met the
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How large our ttock are and what
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New Silk Shirt, $4.00 to $10.00.
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Quality, fit and price.
Two-piece or Unions
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The season's finest ties are to be found here. Ex
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50o to $3.Q0.
Our Hat Service
Our experience in the hat business has brought us the season's
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