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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1917.
FIND CAR WHICH
HIS GETAWAY IN
Abandoned Machine Stolen
From Slain Nebraska Farm
er Discovered 12' Miles
. From Scsne of Crime.
Osceola, Neb., Nov. 30. (Special
Telegram.) Louis Chobar, slayer of
A. A. Blender, wealthy farmer living
southwest of here, abandoned the
stolen car in, which he made his es
cape about tour miles soutneast 01
Clarks. The machine was discovered
in the middle of the road at 1 o'clock
this morning. Chobar had gotten
about 12 miles from the scene of the
crime. , .
The farm hand, who snot Blender
to death and then tied Mrs. Chobar to
a bed and gagged her, taking with him
?1,000 which he had stolen from the
farmer, paid a couple of men $5 to pull
Jiim out of a bad place in the road
r(car where he abandoned the machine.'
Albert Ford reported the incident to
the authorities after he had learned
of the crime.
Chobar Appears JExcitcd.
Ford said the man appeared excited
and would not allow him to come near
his car. "AH I want you men to do is
to pull me out of this road," Chobar
is reported as saying.
Sheriffs' forces of three counties are
searching for the murderer. They are
throwing out a wide net of posses in
the belief that Chobar will go into
hiding and not attempt to leave the
state. Chobar is known to have
plenty of provisions and ammunition
with hitn. He took the rifle with him
with which he did the shooting. Mrs.
Chobar is on the verge of prostration.
Took Wife's Money.
Mrs. Chobar says her husband took
about $12 of her private money from
her purse before he left and that he
had considerable money of his own.
She says, she and her husband always
pot along nicely together. Mrs.
Chobar's maiden name, was Grace
Langford and her home was at Piney
Ridge, Mo., where she was married
to Chobar, November 26, 1916. It
was first reported that all the money
Blanders had on his person when he
came to his death was taken by the
assassin, but later Sheriff . Miller
found $350 tucked away in a little
pocket in Blender's check book. One
of Mrs. Chobar's wrists is lascerated
and swollerf as are her ankles from
the rope halters with which Chobar
bound her and tied her in bed before
leaving Hhe Blender home.
Farmer Pleads Guilty to
Possassion of Liquor
Beatrice. Neb., NoV. 30. (Special.)
Henry Wiegers, a farmer living
near Tobias', was arrested Wednesday
at Wymore on the charge of having
liquor in 4iis possession. He pleaded
guilty arid was fined $100 and costs.
Edwin Louis Graff , and Miss
Lucille Werner, both of this city,
werenarried Wednesday morning at
9 o'clock at the Catholic church, Fa
ther Bickert officiating.. The young
couple left on a honeymoon' trip to
Pacific coast points and upon their
return will make their home on a
farm west of the city.
Friends of this city of Fred Fulton,
who won a decision over Gunboat
Srith at Minneapolis, believe that he
will have no trouble in disposing of
Jess Willard, the' champion, if the
two ever come together.
Fulton is an old Wymore boy, but
was born and raised near Blue Rap
ids, Kan. However, he has spent the
greater ,of his life in Wymore where
his mother and a number of brothers
The company, which was organized
here recently toprospect for oil near
Rockford, this county, expect to put
several testers at workarly in the
spring on the Fred. Van Liew farm
southeast of Rockford.
Chief of Police Dillow under or
ders from Mayor Saunders Wednes
day ordered all punch boards in the
cigar stores and pool halls of the city
removed at once. It is understood
that this action was taken on instruc
tions from Attorney General Reed.
Frank Beck of Odell and Miss Rase
Marie Wilmer of this city were mar
ried Thursday at' 9 a. m., at St.
Joseph's Catholic church, Father
Pawnee County Patriots
. Organize Home Guards
Table Rock, Neb., Nov. 30. (Spe
cial.) An enthusiastic meeting was
held here Thursday night to organize
a company of the Nebraska Home
Guards for Pawnee county. The
purposes and details of the organiza
tion were explained by Frank A. Har
rison of LincoUn, formerly a resident
i of this vicinity. William Sutton was
made chairman and F. H. Taylor, sec
retary, and a committee was ap
pointed to prepare rules and regula
tions for the company. Next Monday
night was set for the time to com
plete the organization.
Fire recently destroyed two corn
cribs and a small barn on th farm
of the Story estate southwest of here,
just across the state line in Kansas.
- The 86th birthday anniversary of
J. H. Lockard, living west of here in
the Burchard vicinity, was recently
celebrated, at the family , home.
Grandpa Lockard has resided in
Pawnee county for 48 years.
Mrs. Catherine Steinauer, a pioneer
resident of this county, died at her
home in Steinauer Sunday. The fu
neral service: were held at the Catho
lic church on Tuesday. Mrs. Steinauer
has been a resident of the county for
Potter Red Cross Chapter s
Does a Big Bit for. War Fund
' Potter, Neb., Nov. 30. (Special.)
The -Red Cross chapter of Potter will
hold an auction sale in the main street
of the town Saturday. The proceeds
will be used for war work. Hogs,
cattle, horses, automobiles, chickens,
farm products and a hundred and one
things will be auctioned off. " The
wornej expect to realize $2,000. The
Red Cross chapter raised $1,100 for
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion and $3,000 for another Red Cross
fund. The women have a club room
over the Citizens' National bank.
SIGNS OF OIL IN -RED
(From Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Nov. 30. (Special.) Sen
ator W. L. Weesner of Red Cloud,
who visited the state house today,
told Secretary of State Pool that the
work of prospecting for oil near hi
home was progressing, although no
oil has been struck.
The well is located about 40 rods
north of the town and is down about
500 feet in blue shale. No water has
been struck since starting and this
is an indication, witV others that the
prospectors are on the right track.
Senator Weesner says experts de
clare there is a vein of oil running
from Wyoming down through Ne
braska into Kansas and Vyoming
and that Red Cloud is located on this
vein. The nearest paying oil well is
at Augusta, Kan,, 180 miles from Red
Nebraska Soldier at Camo
Cody Weds an Omaha Gif I
CamD Cody, Deming, N. M., Nov.
29. Special.) Captain J. A. Kilian
of Battery F, 127th heavy field ar
tillery (Fourth Nebraska infantry),
from Blair, Neb., and Miss Mary
Daly of Omaha, were married in
Deming and will make their home
there until the division moves into
the war. Miss Daly is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daly of Oma
ha. Her father owns a large machine
shop there. Captain Kilian is a grad
uate of the University of Missouri. -Mrs.
N. J. Ludi and daughter. Miss
Belle Ludi, have arrived here from
Wahoo, Neb., to spend a few weeks.
and be near two sons of Mrs Ludit
who are serving in the Nebraska
army. Mr. Ludi is editor of the Wa-
Captain John T. Griggsby, sixth
training company, second battalion.
59th depot brigade, has returned from
Sioux Falls, S. I)., with his bride.
They were married there a few days
From Valentine. Neb.. Mrs. B. C.
Sparks, Mrs. Gr H. Lomoreaux and
Mrs. G. . Cyphers have arrived to
visit their sons in the Fourth infan
try, which lost its regimental identity
in the shakeup. Miss Ethel Arnold of
Lincoln accompanied them. J
Thanksgiving Day Observed
At State Soldiers' Home
Grand Island, ' Neb., Nov. 30.
(Special.) Edwin Madden, who has
been employed at Burkett for the
past six months, resigned his posi
tion and left this morning for the
Great Lakes naval traiing school,
where he. will take up radio tel
egraphy. Mrs. Johanna Lynch was removed
to the West hospital from the east
convalescent hospital. (
Miss Mina Edwards came down
from Ord Thursday morning to
spend Thanksg-ing with her pa
rents. Mrs. 8arah Fowler has returned
from Cairo, where she was called on
account of the death of her little
grandson, which was caused by a
horse falling on him.
John Bunn, who met wirft an acci
dent the forepart of the week, has
been transferred from his apartments
in the dormitory to the West hos
pital. Mrs. Kate Barnes, in cottage No.
1, is confined to her room with a se
vere attack of la grippe.
Max Liebler, quartermaster, left
Thursday morning for Omaha, where
he will spend Thanksgiving with his
Reed Talks to Plattsmouth,
Wattles to Lincoln Elks
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Nov. 30. (Special.) At
torney General Reed has been invited
to deliver the annual memorial ad
dress of the Elks at Plattsmouth next
G. W. Wattles of Omaha will be
f,ie speaker at the Elks memorial in
Lincoln on Sunday, th services being
held at the Lyric theater m the after
SIX STATES OPPOSE
THE RATE ADVANCE
Contention at Conference Is
That Freight and Express
A join committee representing the
state railway commissions of Ne
braska, Iowa, Misouri, South Dakota,
Kansas and iMnnesota will contest the
10 per cent advance in interstate
epress rates before the Interstate
Commerce commission in Washing
ton December 7. A joint committee
from the six state will also present
figures to the Interstate Commerce
commission showing that the pro
posed 15 per cent advance in freight
rates, in unwarranted. .
Resolutions were adopted and these
committees designated at a confer
ence of the midle western state com
missioners in Omaha Friday.
In regard to the freight rate ad
vance, the representatives of the mid
dle west will merely present the data
and figures at their command to the
Interstate Commerce commission
without avtively contesting the ad
vance. The middle western commis
sioners think, however, that the fig
ures show that the advance is un
warranted. The 10 per cent advance in inter
state expres rates will he argued in
Washington December 7. The pres
ent rates are sufficient in the ipmion
of the railway commissioners.
P. W. Dohcrty, chairman of the
Minnesota State Railway commission,
was chairman of the joint conference
held in Omaha and U. 3. Powell,
clerk of the Nebraska commission,
The committee selected to appear
before the Intersate Commerce com
mission in the express rate case con
sists of J. H. Henderson, commercial
counsel of Iowa; C. 'B Bee, com
missioner of Missouri; Hugh LaMas
ter, counsel for Nebraska commis
sion; Thomas Yapp, rate evpert for
Minnesota and E. P. Heln, commerce
counsel for Kansas.
J. Mills, chairman of the Minnesota
State Railway commission; P. W.
Doherty, S. D.; Lewis, Iowa; T. L.
Hall, chairman of State Railway com
mission of Nebraska, and Commis
sioner E. P. Foley, Kansas were se
lected as the committee to represent
the middle western states in the inter
state freight rate hearing.
0'Neil State Guard Company
Is Mustered Into Service
O'Neill. Neb., Nov. 30.-(Special.)
O'Neill company of the Nebraska
state guards, was mustered jn by
Captain Vvhelan, assisted, by Lieu
tenants Brown and Clauson last
night. The officers are determined
to make the ONeill company the
best drilled organization in north
eastern Nebraska. Uniforms and
rifles have been ordered. The fol
lowing werev appointed non-commis
First sergeant, Henry D. Grady;
sergeants, W. J. Hammond, Bernard
Mullen, Samuel Arnold; corporals,
Wilfred Boyle, Claude P. Hancock,
Jesse Mills, Neil P. Brcnan; mu
sicians, Fay Miles and Paul L.
probably wears o 4 1
more shoes than any
boy in town. At least
that is the way it seems
to you at times. But
thart; is only because he
is so active and sturdy,
and you wouldn't have
him otherwise, would
are designed to give his
growing feet the room
they need,,ahd you will
find that they will out
wear two pairs of or
dinary boys' shoes.
We have thiem in all
lUo 519 $3.00
9 to I312 $2.50
- Mail orders solicited.
Parcel Post Paid.
CO filP ANY
For For! Omaha ftleij
and Fort Crook Men
Our regular low prices have been re
duced 20 per cent, a bona fide dis
count on every uniform and overcoat
in our military stock. This reduction
definitely establishes our price as
the lowest in America'.
Sale discount effective at our store
- rnday, Saturday and Monday.
O. D. Serge Uniforms, formerly 160, at.. 848
Whipcord Uniforms, formerly $55, at.... $44
O. D. Sergre Uniforms, formerly $45, at 836
O. D. Wool Uniforms, formerly $45, at 836
O. D. Wool Uniforms, formerly $42.60, at 834
O. D. Serge Uniforms, formerly $40, at 832
O. I). Wool Uniforms, formerly $37.60, at 830
O. D. Wool Uniforms, formerly $35, at 828
O. D. Wool Uniforms, formerly $35, at 828
SO-oz. O. D. Melton Overcoats, re-enforced lining:,
formerly $45, at 836-80-oz.
p P. Melton Overcoats, heavy lining,
formeily $50, at 840-30-oz.
O. D. Melton Overcoats, heavy' serge body
lining, formerly $55, at 840.
30-oz. O. D. Jlelton uvscroatg, heavy wool serge
lining, formerly $60, at 88.
220 South 15th St World-Herald BIdg.
Real Boys' Shoes
For Real Boys
NO BOY likes to "be careful" of
his shoes he istoo busy play
ing, running and jumping. ' -
Fry shoes are made especially for
that sort of boy. Tough sole leath
er, best stitching and highest grade
leather uppers make them outlast
tirtv turn noi'x stwslin V. l...
Ride Up On the "
to Second Floor.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Distinction in style, grace in designing, the
best of fabrics and tailoring. These you will find
in our overcoats." Carr Meltons, Crombie, Fleeces
and Montagnac types. Blanket back, velours, lea
ther finished, friezes, fine tweeds, deep, soft Shet
lands, rich fur heavers, novelty fleeces, rough
Belted styles, yoked, double breasted, raglan
box, Chesterfield ulsters, motor coats, dross over
coats, trench models, for lined, silk lined, fur col
lared ; unusual values in overcoats, at $20, $22.50,
$25, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50, $60, $65, $75 to $250.
Burfierry London-Made Overcoats, motor
coats, ulster street coats the best showing of Bur
berry goods in the west, at $40, $45, $50, $60, $75
and $85. v
Suits For Young Men
You can save from $4 to $10 on every suit
you buy here now and a little investigation will
Drove the claim. These Hart Schaffner & Maiv
suits have style, reliability tailoring, quality of
- A I it . (
materials unequaiea in any otner ciotnes. liuaran
toed to give you the utmost satisfaction at extreme
value prices $20, $22.50, $25, $30, $40.
See What $15 and $18 Will Do
We sell lots of suits and overcoats at $15 and $18
The reason isn't the $15 and $18, it is the un
usual merit of the goods. You ought to know what
$15 and $18 will do here. Ulster belt overcoats;
worsted, serges and tweeds; smart styles; a large
variety of patterns and colors. It is a very low
price for such goods, $15.00 and $18.00.
Special Sizes For Big Men
We fit all men of unusual build stout
men, short men, extra tall men. We have
suits and overcoats for such figures that
fit that have the same smart style we
offer other men. We fit such men very
often without the need of alterations. We
have a large stock from which you can
make your selections. Variety, style,
quality and real values are what you will
find at $15, $18, $20, $25 and $30.
- Regulation Overcoats and Suits for
Army Officers, in these fine makes
Hart Schaffner & Marx, Hirsh-Wick-wire,
Stern & Meyer; Schloss Bros. Kuh,
Nathan & Fischer. , A k
II M I
fe . 119 I
Exclusive distributors Patrick Duluth
Bigger Than Weather Mackinaws, Ore
gon City Woolen Mills, Sherman Bros.
Mackinaws, $10.50 to $18.00. '
Omaha headquarters for fur lined
overcoats, $30 to $250.
Hart Schaffner & Marx full dress and
. tuxedo suits, in all sizes. ' )
Blue Serge Suits , .
Save money on our' blue serge suits.
Never before have blue serge fabrics
been so costly as now; foreseeing "this
increase, our present stock of blue serge
suits were contracted for early. We are
selling them to: you to save you SO per
cent of prcsent( value. Guaranteed fast
colors. Sizes for men and . young 'men
at $15, $18 and $20. , ' V
Second Floor Men's Building;
Men's furnishings in Wide Mr ay
Silk Neckwear, 50c to $3
Our men's neckwear depart
ment just recently enlarged to
accommodate our customers in
quick service, is bubbling oyer
with the largest and choicest se
lection of beautiful silk neck
wear we have ever shown. Many
patterns in high grade neckwear
shown are imported from Switzer
land, in exclusive patterns, made
in large flowing ends, which adds
to their beauty.
225 Dozen Men's Dress and
Street Gloves) $1.39
Made of excellent quality capo
leather in assorted shades of tans
and browns, also black in sizes
from TV to 8. Every pa'r
actually worth $2.00 some even
more, a pair, $1.39.
Silk Shirts of quality, $4.95 to $12.50 '
A careful selection from the best silk shirt makers en
ables us to offer many exceptional shirt valued in exclusive
patterns for holiday buyers. We are showing wonderful val
ues in high grade silk crepe, poiret creps, silk broadcloth,
English twill silk and tub Bilks, made .up equal to custo'ta
make in every respect, in beautiful patterns,' in stripes, jac
quard figures and checks. We advise you to make your selec
tions early while patterns and sizes are plenUful. v
Men's Dress and Street Gloves, $1.39 to $3.75
Our men's glove stock is now complete with gloves -from
the best glove makers. We show vape Gloves for dress
and street wear, also silk lined capes in tan and gray. Gen
uine mochas in lined and unlined and wool lined kid and
cape gloves. All sizes, in both regular and 1 cadets..-jOur
gloves are priced moderately low considering quality .and
make. Fur and fur lined gloves,. $5.50 to $15.00. .
.Webber's Sample Sweater
Coats, $4.95 and $6.50
75 dozes 1 samples all worsted
and wool sweater coats in fine
weaves and rope stitch with or
without collars in most any color
desired but hot in all styles
all these coats are offered away
below their actual Values.' -Men's
$2 to $3.50 , k
Made of all wool flannel and
wool and cotton mixed.'"' In' plain
gray, navy, brown, fancy stripes
and olive drab. As this, was a
special purchase of all the sample
shirts from one of the best mak
ers we are offering, them at a
fraction of their real value. '
Men's Winter Weight
.Over 200 dozen wool mixed
and fine cotton ribbed union
suits, many of these suits are
samples and surplus stock bought
from eastern underwear mills.
They are divided in four big lots.
All the men's fifle wool mixed
union suits in light, medium and
heavy weight, in ecru, white and
natural color, a suit, $2.95.
All the jvool plaited union
suits, at $1.95. '
All the fine combed cotton
ribbed union suits, ia all sizes,
a suit; $1.50 and $1.75.
Men's Army Hats
Also Latest Styles in Winter Hats .
We offer the popular military, styles in headgear
as well as a complete stock of other, styles.
Army Service Hats
A complete showing of
high grade Army Service
Hats, made with reinforced
stiff brims and soft brims
made by F. Berg & Co.,
Orange, New Jersey, and
John B. Stetson Co., Phila
delphia, Pa., at
$5.00, $6.00 and $7.00
For men and young men,
sold and controlled exclu
sively by Brandeis Stores
every hat guaranteed, atf
The Famous John B. Stet
son Hats at $4, $5, $6, $10.
Brandeis Special and other
exclusive makes, at $2.50.
Men's Fur Caps
A complete showing of
men's fur caps, Alaska,
Seal, Hudson Seal and Near
Seals, at $4 ip to $12.50.
Boys' Hats and Caps
Boys' ' winter golf caps
with inbands, at 35c, 65c
Boys' knit caps, at 50c,
65c and $1.00.
Boys' $3.50 Beaver Hats,
Sample lines of boys', and
children's beaver liats, in
black, brown and blue
$3.50 nd $5 values, Satur
day, at $1.50. .
Shot Gun Sale
In this special sale of
guns, especially timely for
the holiday season, you will
find some remarkable val
ues. Single barrel shot guns, :
at $5.00. y ; ;
Single barrel shot guns,
automatic ejector, $5.50.
Double barrel hammer,
Double barrel hammer
less guns, $13.50. . '
36-gauge, at $5.00.
Cowhide Foot Balls, $3.
12-gauge shells, box, 95c
Main Floor MenY Bldg.
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