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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1917)
STATE EXECUTIVE GIVES OUT
LIST OF JUST FOOD PRICES
Publishes Recommendation of Price-Fixing Committee
Which Public Is Urged to Use as Basis for Purchases
Of Commodities ni Douglas County; Nebras
ka's Average Price Relatively Low.
Food Administrator Wattles has is
sued the first recommendation of fair
istaple prices fot food commodities in
Douglas county, as herewith shown,
based on suggestions of the price
committee for Douglas county. This
'is the first authoritative act in this di
rection by the food executive for Ne
braska and is declared by him to be a
fair return for the commodity under
'. -n .4 rnmMrilAtl "if flip
suggested prices with the Nebraska
average prices as revealed by the ad
ministrator's statistics reveals in some
instances they are slightly lower. The
prices are for cash over the counter.
Prices Fair in Nebraska.
V The cost of living in Nebraska in
comparison with the other fellow
f throughout the United States is per
ceptibly less, according to figures
compiled by the United States food
administration and made public by
Gurdon W. Wattles, federal food ad
ministrator for Nebraska.
On 18 funndamental foodstuffs
throughout the United States, Nebras
ka is lower than the general average
on 13 and on five is is higher.
Nebraska leads every state in the
union, on low 'average price for butter.
The average retail price is 47 cents
a pound, against a general average of
51 cents. South Carolina is the high
est state in the union for this com-i
modity, with a price of 56.3 cents.
Nebraska is also perceptibly low on
these commodities: Pork chops, navy
beans, eggs, where a 10-cant differ
ential is evident, and milk. It is higher
on cornmeal, rice, ham and cheese, but
iti marerins mrm nnfr err at
IIJV lsltKI9 - ama wwv
. Standardise Bread,
The standard 16-ounce loaf of wheat
bread is fast assuming a standard
price, the retail figure varying less in
v this community than in any other.
Here are the figures for the week
ending November 24, Nebraska prices
being given in the second column: '
Commodity V S. Average, Xtb. Aver!.
Floor, tM........l.W SIM
Wheat bread, IS M. .1M i .1
Com mi, l lb em . .M
Oatmaal, t lb .67 .MS
lew, 1 lb ., .lit .119
Potato, pk. ., Mt , .sat
XavyboftM, 1 Ib.,..,,1M , .!
Tomatoes, S-lb MB. . .18 .111
Cora. S-lb cm IIS .151
' Jingai', 1 lb Of MA
Bacon, 1 lb......... .41 Altl,
Pork abap. 1 !.... Ml .3
Ham, 1 lb .01 .421
Lard, 1 lb. ....,.. Ml .SJS
Milk, 1 tit .It I JS
n,,ti. I Ik Jll J1H
4-hMaa. 1 lb MS , Ml
Kgga, 1 dot......... Ait I AS
Ntbnuka prion lowar than t'nlUd ftute
aTsraga. . .
Of 30 commodities, decreases are
shown 11; increases are shown on 10,
while the remainder are the same as
before.. " : ' ... . t'',' " . '
The states showing least .average
price and the commodity are:
Wheat flour Oregon, $U8.
Wheat breadDistrict of Columbia,
Yi cents. -. '
Cornmeal Alabama, 46-10 cents.
Potatoes Oregon, 26 2-10 cents.
Sugar Utah, .083. f? f
Butter Nebraska, 474 cents.
Milk-Utah, W cents. ,
Eggs Kentucky, 43 cents.
Bacon Maryland, 43 cents.
Pork chops Wisconsin, 20' cents,
Admiralty to '
' Halifax Disaster
(CosUnetd From Ural rata.)
its steeple leaning like the tower of
It was almost impossible to make
progress over the streets became of
. the great drifts of snow. It lay deep
on the wreckage, and tonight it had
turned to a solid mass of ice that de
fied the attempts of seachers to dig
through, with picks.
Child Found Praying.
When the blow fell little Lola
Burns, the 8-year-old daughter of
John- Burns of Granville street was
on her knees by her cot saying her
morning prayer. The house collapsed.
Hours later Lola was found in the
midst of the wreckage, hemmed in
by fallen timbers and surrounded by
broken glass, but unharmed, still on
her knees and praying fervently.
In a cellar at Richmond, a soldier
in uniform was seen digging frantical
ly. It was orivate Henneberry. who
had been over seas with the 63d bat
talion and recently returned home
. wounded. ,
"Here was my home," explained
the soldier, while he continued to dig.
"And I am sure I heard a moan a
Finds Body Alive.
Others gave bim a hand and pres
ently from under kitchen stove, the
orotrndinff ash Dan of which had
protected her was revealed Henne?
berry's 18-months old baby Olive.
Her wounds were superficial. But
the private's joy was short lived. A
little more digging exposed the bod
ies of his wife and five, other chil
dren. At one hospital children were listed
as negroes from their general appear.
ance. Later it was discovered that
they had been white before the flames
reached them.. '
The casualties . in the Wellington
street barrack announced tonight
Killed, six; missing and presumed
dead, 27; badly wounded, 141; slightly
wounded, 96; unaccounted for, 44; to-
tal 314. :
In the married men's quartets 160
-en and children were reported
v missing and badly wounded,
sailors and' Dettv offiters
jt on the Canadian cruiser
, teen otner men are miss
' not be traced. ;t
- Faint at Task.
-e soldiers detailed to
fainted, but were re
at their grewsome
i M.iaM.lAv . Tamil A
MJillMUUVI V -
a captain ot tne tm-
t ... , ... ... .,.
I iac cunvoja win.
, was killed at pier
... V. IU1.U1 1
a,h Imn. wit louna
s was lost with all
For Foods in Douglas
. By Administrator
Sugar, per lb 9 cents
Flour (Nebraska No. 1 Patent)
24-lb. sack $1.50
48-lb. sack 2.90
Cornmeal, per lb 6 cents
Potatoes (best Nebraska)
1.1b 3 cents
Butter (per lb.)
Creamery, No. 1 ....... .51 cents
Creamery. No. 2 48 cents
Eggs (per dozen)
No. 1 storage 42 cents
Bread (wrapped, U. S. food
16 oz. loaf 9 cents
24 oz. loaf 13 cent J
32 oz. loaf 17 cents
48 oz. loaf 25 cents
These prices are for cash over
the counter. -
An additional charge may be
made for Jelivery or credit to customer.
hands, including Captain Blakeley. A
small tug with a crew of four men
was tossed clear over pier No. 8, and
all on board were Kiuea.
A ,nllir whn rtiirniH from the
front Thursday to find his wife and
children dead, was working tonigni
in a clothing depot, having had no
sleep since the explosion.
"I must do something or go mad,
Helped to Build Telegraph Line
Across the Plains and Was
Contractor In Building
v ; . ,
James Henry McShane, pibneer
resident of this city, who had been
prominent in affairs of Omaha for
rnany vears, died yesterday afternoon
at A .1(1 at hia residence. 1906 Chicago
street, surrounded bv his immediateJ
Mr. McShane was one of the
host of , constructive pioneers who
J. H. M'SHANE.
in manhood's prime followed the star
of empire and opened the west to
civilisation and settlement. Born De
cember 14, 1841, at Springfield, O., he
had barely reached manhood when he
joined the corps of husky bailders
which Edward Creighton enlisted for
the work of constructing the Pacific
telegraph line from Omaha to Salt
Lake. In this work he gained the
experience which enabled him to lead
as trail maker and builder. Freighting
on the plains was his first independ
Freighted Across Plains.
In 1864 McShane struck out from
the Overland ' trail and conducted a
freight caravan to Virginia City, then
the first and liveliest of the mining
camps of Montana. Here he made his
headquarters for three years and built
under contract the telegraph line from
Helena through Virginia City to Salt
Lake City. From this work he turned
to railroad construction and became
one of the building contractors of the
Mr. McShane's earlv oursuits shaned
his subsequent business career. His
operations as a contractor covered
most of the western field, and includ
ed several large lumber contracts in
Wyoming. No matter where business
tsiicy, vs.iii itutaiucu Ills mmic auu
he did a man s work in the city s up
Had 13 Children. '
Mr. McShane married Ann Eliza
beth Taggart at New Lexington, O.
imrteen children were born of the
union Edward C, James H., of Miles
City, Mont.; Arthur J., John A.,
Thomas S., George F., Leo F Rob
ert C, Margaret, Mary, Alice, Eliia-
beth and Catherine. All the children
are living. Five of the bovs are in
different branches of the national war
service. Besides the widow and chil
dren, Mr. McShane is survived by
two brothers and two sisters John
A., and Felix J. McShane, Mrs. John
a. ruray ana Mrs. Martin Cannon.
Sunday Closing Quite
Generally Observed Here
With but two or three exceptions,
Omaha groceries and meat markets
yesterday observed the new city or
dinance requiring such establishments
to close Sunday, officers of the Retail
Grocers' association report
Practically the only stores which
remained open yesterday were those
which closed Saturday owinar to re
ligious scruples of the proprietors.
One or two outlaws were found, how
ever, and the association men say
I ' I i
tney win oe prosecuted.
Through The Bee the Asso
ciated Charities Is Helping
the Worthy Poor of
"I am a widow with six children.
I did washing now and then, but it
is hard to make both ends meet dur
ing this cold weather. Won't you
please help us have some Christmas
cheer? The children need warm
clothing and I am sure thev would
appreciate a little candy, for they
will not get any candy this year un
less somebody sends them some. But
they are willing to go without candy,
if they can get some warm gar
ments." Those words were written by a
woman to Mrs. G. W. Doane, gen
eral secretary of the Associated char
ities. She is receiving many appeals
from widows and orphans and some
from women whose husbands have
gone away, either through necessity
or choice. ,
Mrs. Toane and her assistants in
vestigate every family reported to
the charities office. The needs are
noted and at Christmas time, or
sooner in 'some instances, relief is
given as far as possible.
The Bee is co-operating with the
Associated charities in making ap
peals for Christmas cheer to be ad
ministered to the worthy poor. Mrs.
Doane reports that the calls this sea
son are more than last year. Warm
clothing and shoes for children are
needed in many cases, "more than
you would believe," as Mrs. Doane
A package of garments and shoes
brought to The Bee office has been
forwarded to the Associated charities.
A check for $5 from C. Hansen of
910 South Twenty-sixth street has
been similarly transmitted.
Money, clothing, shoes, toys or
other donation; may be sent to the
Associated charities offices, 519 Far
nam building, Thirteenth and Far
nam streets, or to The Bee.
Two Typical Cases.
Two typical cases have been refer
red to by Mrs. Doane's office in the
Ten An old couple he at one time
very large and strong, but now broken
in health and lacking strength to earn
the living she very small, cheerful,
patient and industrious. They have
worked al,l their lives, but to no pur
pose. Dependent on friends for rent,
medical care, fuel, groceries and cloth
ing. She has had two paralytic
strokes, and he has had a serious op
eration. She asks you to fill her lamp
and tarn over her mattress and, ybu
do it cheerfully what other way
could it be done? She follows you to
the door and begs you to come again
and gives you a flower or two to carry
away with you. And you gladly send
in a sack of flour, or a pair of felt
slippers for her, or something for
their table. "
Sometimes you find her trying to
knead'the bread with the one arm she
can-'userr:h sits readiitg her Bible
printed in her native language because
she cannot read English. He had to
hustle" for himself. He will tell you:
"My bwn dad died my second dad
was called to the door and shot down
during the war, when I was a little
boy and my mother married the third
time and died and 1 Just dntted away
from home and had to work, mostly
in the timber and on the river, and
that is the reason I never learned to
read, and write like the rest of you
folks." No children to do for them
and still he talks about going to work
in tne spring wnen he s able.
Eleven This is a real old couole
living in their own home. They raise
a few chickens in the summer time,
sell a few eggs, have a little garden-
not a great deal for an income, is it?
Have taken an orphan granddaughter
to share this little with. The old man
simply is not able to work you don't
get very far when you are asthmatic
and stiff with age and sure they are
giaa to see you when you go there.
We think they would greatly appre
ciate some coal and a Christmas
sort of basket filled with groceries.
Former Saloonkeeper Asks
Colleagues to Lend Aid
William F. C Poooenhasrer has
filed suit to compel the Nebraska
Liquor Dealers' association to in
demnify him in the amount of $1,400.
which he says it cost him to settle a
suit for damages for the death of a
customer. He alleges that the pur
pose ot the association, of which lie
Is a member, is "to defend and save
from harm any member who may be
sued for damages under the liquor
statutes of Nebraska."
He says that he naid S25 initiation
fee and $24 dues yearly in the pro
tective association and th?t they, re
fused to make good when he was
sued for SJ4.00U bv a Mrs. Bessie
Tuckett for the death of her husband
from exposure while drunk. She le
covered a judgtr.ent of $1,700, he says,
and he settled for $1,300 and costs,
which he claims the Liquor Dealers'
association are obliged to pay him.
That Pottlrd It
Banrl had bran told many tlmra that ah
waa pratty, but lha wanttd to find out
juit how pretty tha man who mattered
"Do you think any of tha other Klrla In
tha off lea are aa pretty at- I am;" aha
"No," he answered judlrtoorly. "una I
don't think one could aiuemble enough
fraturea from the entire crowd to make a
lrl aa pretty aa you are." '
That aatlstied her. Philadelphia Ledrer.
Helplnc Oat Mother. - ' .
A farmer, calllnt at a dentlst'a promptly
and cheerfully atated hla bualneaa aa aooo
aa ha entrrrd tha operating room.
"A tcoth to be pulled." ha aatd. "and
I'll pay nothing extra for gma. Juat haul It
out tf It doea hurt."
Tha dentist amiled. "You're plucky, air.'
he mil. "Let me aea tha tooth, pleam."
"Oh. 'tten't mt that'a got tha toothache
at all." aald tha farmer: "If a my wife. She'll
be here In a minute." Philadelphia Ledger,
Dad Waa at reader. v
Vather and eon were having a little heart-to-heart
"My lad," aald re trimly, "I hear from
various portions of the globe that yoa. are
given to gambling. Now what about It?"
1 will speak the truth father." aatd the
young man. '"I da gamble, but only for email
"Oh. well. grunted tha father, "aa long
aa It'a for aomethlng to eat I don't mind."
Chicago Post. ; . , , ,
Past master "and.
Washington. Dae. . (Special Telegram. ).
South Dakota poatmaatera appointed:
Grindstone, Haskoa county, Patrick J. Fen
nel!, vice B. W. Brown, resigned; Imlay,
Pennington county, Leon L. Mataon, vlee
John A. McAllura, resigned; Mlnnekahka.
Fall River county, Leonard O. Oadlent. vloe
M. . Siieldeo, resigned.
OMAHA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1917.
FULLERTON MAN WHO WON
ALBERT E. BRYSON, Jr.
Albert E. Bryson, jr, son of A. E.
Bryson, Fullerton, Neb., has received
a second lieutenant's commission at
Fortress Monroe, Va., where he has
been training in the coast artillery.
His assignment takes him to the Canal
zone defences at Cristobola, Panama.
Lieutenant Bryson is a former Om
aha boy, and, having also attended the
University of Nebraska, his friends
are scattered throughout the state.
He received his commission at the
age of 22:
Service Flag Presented to
North Presbyterian Church
Services at the North Presbyterian
church were of more than usual in
terest to members and attendants Sun
day morning. The occasion marked
the coming of Rev. J. M. Wilson to
the pastorate and in addition, there
was the presentation of a service flag
that henceforth will hang on the wall
of the church and to the left of the
The service flag was the gift of the
adult Bible class of the church. On
its white ground there were 20 stars,
indicative of the fact that that num
ber of young men, all members of the
church, have given their services to
the army and navy, and are. now in
Europe or in the camps and canton
ments, waiting to be called to war
to fight alongside the allies.
The North Presbyterian church was
made by a number of women of
the adult Bible class and at the Sun
day morning services, was presented
by D. W. Merrow, teacher. The ac
ceptance was by Rev, J. M. Wilson,
the pastor, who spoke in high praise
of the young men of the church, "who
have sacrificed all that is near and
dear to them in order that they may
assist in freeing the nations of Europe
from the domination of a tyrant."
Following .the presentation of the
flag, the congregation joined the choij
in singing, "God Save Our Noble
Mickey Pays His Bet and
, Commercial Club Eats
Stromsburg, Neb.,' Dec,9. (Special)
The Commercial club,, held their
monthly dinner Friday night at the
Scott hall, at which time O. E.
Mickey of Osceola paid a wager he
had made during the sale of the Lib
erty bonds. He wagered an oyster
supper to the Stromsburg Commer
cial club that Osceola would sell more
Liberty bonds than Stromsburg, and
lost the wager.
Judge Campbell was present and
gave a talk on war issues, and James
Mickey of Osceola gave a short ad
dress. Several local men spoke on
the issues of the day. This county
will soon be organized systematical
ly, so that whenever funds are need
ed for war purposes of any nature,
all that will have to be i done is to
issue the call and it will come forth,
according to the circumstances of the
citizens called on. Everybody favors
the system. .
Secretary Lane Hears
Washington, Dec. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary Lane yesterday
heard Senators Hitchcock and Norris
and Congressman Kinkaid, in favor of
signing the contract under which the
government is to take over and op
erate the Tri-State ditch in Scotts
The matter was reopened lately on
motion of Senator Hitchcock, after
Secretary Lane had recommended op
posite action. L. L. Raymond of
Scottsbluff was here for the, hearing
and the bond holders of New York
who are fighting stubbornly despite
the famous "Omaha agreement,"
were here in force.
Feeding tha Bird.
Mike had aeen nearly every clock In
tha shop, but had discarded all of them
aa not being good enough for his purpose.
Tha weary shopman had exhausted his
whole atock except a few cuckoo clocks, so
ha brought these forward aa a last re
source, and vowed he would do hla best to
sell ons or know lha reason why.
"Do tha clocks strike the hours?" asknl
"I'll show you what they do." aald tha
ahopman. And ha aet the hands of one
to a few minutes to )1. When tha little
door flew open and the cucoo thrust hla
head out. cuckooing away for dfar life. Mike
waa thunderstrurk. But when the bird dis
appeared he- looked glum and pondered In
gloomy thought tor a moment.
"Well, how do you like that?" asked tha
ahopman. 'That'a a staggerer for you.
"Faith and begorra. I should think It Is."
declared Mike. "It'a trouble enough to
remember to wind It without having to
think of feeding the bird." Philadelphia
A Wlw Precaution.
The country solicitor had not a brain of
the most Intelligent order, and waa some
what absent-minded Into the bargain, and
by tha time he arrived lit London on Impor
tant business ha had clean forgotten tha
name of the client he had come to town to
see. So ha wired hla partner, "What Is our
, For to minutes ha waited patiently for
a reply. Then a meaaanger boy brought him
the expected telegram.
It reads: "Walter Brown. Toura la WJ1
llm Smith." London Tit "Bits.
the delicious wheat
and barley flavor of
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SCORES FOR RACE
Announcement of Candidacy
for the Gubernatorial Nomi
nation Is Expected to
Shortly Be Made.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Dec. 9. (Special.) Santa
Clause is geting ready to hand the
Hitchcockf Mullen-Corey triumvirate
in the democratic party a Christmas
present in the Shape of an announce
ment from Charles W. Bryan that he
wil be a candidate for the democratic
nomination for governor next year.
. Everybody remembers how pleased
these men were a year gao when
Brother Charlie got into the fight
and would have been nominated but
for the hunting party which was or
ganized by the men, who for some
reason or other do not like him, and
who searched the state high and low,
finally discovering the present gov
ernor. The rest is a matter of history.
To The Bee today, Mr. Bryan was
very reticient He would neither deny
the allegation, nor defy the allegator.
He smiled and asked if The Bee rep
resentative thought the non-partiaan
league was getting pretty strong.
Is a Real Farmer.
"I don't belong to the league," said
Mr. Bryan, "but I am a real farmer.
I own a farm suoth of Lincoln and
have owned it some years. I go
there every . summer and get right
into the harness and, believe me, I
know what it is to earn my bread by
the sweat of my horses."
It has been known for some time
that brother Charlie, like his brother
William, was a farmer. Everybody
remembers how Bill used to pitch hay
and there are pictures in some of the
files in the offices of eastern demo
cratic papers whic'a show brother Bill,
in 1890, pitching hay to beat the band.
There were no hay pitching stunts
pulled off under the eye of the camera
man in 1896 nor 12 years later, when
Mr. Bryan essayed to climb the rocky
hill to the White house, so that the
efforts of Brother Charlie to qualify
for the hay pitching brigade go to
show that their is still considerable
hay fever in the Bryan family and
that the ill sucess of William has not
discouraged Brother Charles.
Will Ben in the Fight
.While not exactly admitting that he
would be a candidate, close friends of
the former mayor of Lincoln say that
when the flowers bloom in the spring
and the birds lift their voices in joy
ous song, Brother Charles will be in
the fight up to his' neck and this time
with the backing of the Non-partizan
"In the meantime what is to be
come of the gentleman from Custer,
W. J. Taylor f' is asked.
,Mr. Taylor was in Lincoln a few
days.SPgo in consultation with Mr.
Evans, head of the Non-partison
league, in this state. He was frank
to admit that he would like to be
governor and that the support of the
Non-partisan league was a "mighty
good thing to have."
Mr. Taylor is nothing, if not as am
bitious and aggresive as the best of
them. That he belongs to the Non
partisan league is evidenced by a can.
celled check for $16 in his possession,
showing he paid his fee some time
ago and is entitled to all the privi
leges of the organization. Being a
member in good standing in the or
ganization, he can be said to be on
the ground floor and just a trifle to
the good over the ex-mayor of Lin
coln, when it comes to getting
Is a Good Starter.
Mr. Taylor is acknowledeged to be
a mighty good starter, but has a rec
ord for getting winded on the home
stretch, although from the standpoint
of oratory, his wind is of the hurri
cane caliber. He has twice been a
candidate on the democratic ticket
for congress in the Sixth district
against Mbse Kinkaid. Both times it
looked as if Mr. Kinkaid was going
to get lost n the democratic bull rush
es, but before election day pulled
around, Taylor appeared to be losing
ground and while he was each time
able to cut down the usual big leads
of Mr. Kinkaid, he was never quite
able to go under the wire in the lead.
In the last two sessions of the legis
lature Mr. Taqtor has looked, like a
winner in the early stages of the ses
sion and his bills have received favor-
able consideration, but somehow be
fore it came to the third and last call
they lacked the power to win, and
only once has he been able to win
out on any scheme of importance he '
has fathered, and that was in his ef
forts to defeat the building of a new
state house. This was accomplished
at the last session of the legislature
with the help of other propositions
which became tied up with the state
Looks Like Pretty Fight
It will be a pretty fight for recogni
tion by the , Non-partisan league of
these two men for gubernatorial nom
ination honors in the democratic
Mr. Bryan will have all the ma-
Location) Moat Central
300 Rooms with 300 Private Baths
Ra tat $1.75 to $3.50 Par Day
H. J. TREMAIN
Pros, and Manager
On and after January 1st, tha Carey
Cleaning Co. will charge 16a each for
cleaning Neckties, Belts. Suspenders.
Handkerchiefs and all other item now
cleaned for lOe. TeL Webster 192 and w
will eall anywhere in Omaha proper or
For the Hands
ehinerr of the Bryan wing of the
democratic party behind him, includ
ing the backing of the state admini
stration, providing Governor Neville
goes to war and Lieutenant-Governor
Howard succeeds to the governor
ship. In fact it has been hinted that
already a combination has been
formed by which Mr. Bryan will re
ceive the democratic nomination for
governor and Mr. Howard the demo
cratic nomination for the United
State? senate, providing the Hitchcock-Mullen-Corey
triumverite is not
able to switch the deal. It has also
been hinted that the triumverite
would get behind Taylor ratner than
see Bryan get the nomination, not es
pecially because they love Taylor
more, but because they love Bryan
Elvin Friend, Who Cut His
Throat, Is Buried at Blair
Blair, Neb. Dec. 9. By the evi
dence brought out at the inquest over
the body of Elvin H. Friend, aged 38
years, who" was found Thursday noon
near the railroad depot with his throat
cut from ear to ear, it was shown to
be a ease of suicide and the coroner's
jury rendered a verdict to that ef
fect. County Attorney Henry Mencke
was in Omaha and' investigated sev
eral rumors that were afloat here as
to some one threatening his life. His
wife, who now goes under the name
of Cora B. Holderness, and is run
ning a rooming house in Omaha, says
that she had not seen him for
three weeks, and that he had
said he would kill himself, and
she also identified the leather
razor sheath, found near his body, as
one he had made at their home. The
landlady at his rooms testified that he
had locked his door on the . inside,
turned on the gas and slid down a
rope from a back window, tearing his
hand on the rope. His mother dressed
the sore, for him, making a finger stall
Omaha Loan and Building Association
The Government is doing everything in its
power to encourage the people to save money and
invest it SAFELY.
The Officers and Directors of the Omaha
Loan and Building Association feel that the most
important thing today is to assist the Government
in every way.
The Omaha Loan and Build
Ins Association has bought
liberally of the Liberty Loan
bonds, and is acting as agent
(without charge) of its mem
bers and others who may pur
chase bonds. We advise ever:,
man and woman to lend morey
to the Government. The inter
est rate is 4 . Many of our
stockholders anticipate using
their semi-annual dividend to
v There is no safer investment than our shares,"
which are backed by first mortgages on Omaha
real estate. The present loan rate of 6, with the
privileges of repayment offered by the association,
is the lowest rate offered today, and gives us the
choice of the best of loans, . . .
The time has come when every dollar must
be put to work to help win the war. Our shares
are not speculative stocks whose value must de
pend upon the success of a business venture. .
- Come and see us, or write for particulars. :
The Omaha Loan and Building Association
Assets Over $10,000,000.
15th and Dodge Sta.( - Omaha, Nebraska.
Wiriter Tourist Fares
Jacksonville, Fla. 854.56
Miami, Fla. 76.68
Onnond, Fla. 60.96
Fensacola, Fla. 46.91
Biloxl, Hiss. 44.31
Charleston, 8. C 54.56
Lake Charles, La. 41.16
Fort Worth, Tex. 32.16
Augusta, Ga. 52.77
Fort Myers, Fla 71.26
Havana, Cuba, via Neir Orleans and
Havana Cuba, via Fort Tampa or Key
Homeseekers' fares somewhat lower first and ihird Tuesdays.
Attractive Circuit Tours to Florida
Going one route, returning another route, $3.00 higher than fares
FLORIDA ONE WAY VIA WASHINGTON, D. 0.: At fare
$9.20 higher than shown above; one way via Chicago or St. Louis
direct to Florida, the other via Washington.
Thn Rnd I7av In fhn r.lilifarv ftamne
isv mwwi mm uj aw iiiw iisiiiihi j wuilipal
This liberal scheme of Winter Tourist fares to Texas, Florida
and Gulf cities makes it possible, to include en route a number of
these great cantonments.
Camp Trails, San Antonio, Tex.
Camp Cody, Deming, N. M.
Camp Logan, Houston, Tex.
Camp Bowie, Ft Worth. Tex.
Camp McArthur, Waeo, Tex.
Camp rike, Little Bock, Ark.
The Trains to Use
St. Louis Special at 4:30 P. M.
Kansas City Trains at 9K)5 A. M., 4:33 P. M., 10:55 P. M.
Chicago Trains at 7.-05 A. M., 3:45 P. M., 6:30 P. M.
for same, he saying he had hurt it
on a rope.
There was no other cut or bruise any
where on his body or head, except the
.. . a rm nf mnnev. a
watch and chain and other trinkets
were found on his person.
His brother, Will B. Friend, a farm
er of Pender, Neb., and wife. Cora
B. Holderness, attended the funeral,
which was held from the home of his
mother, Mrs. Mary E. Bartholomew.,
of this town.
Fire Destroys Live Stock
And Barn Near Fairbury
Fairbury, Neb., Dec. 9.-The large
barn on the William Lardner place,
eight miles south of Fairbury. was
totally destroyed by fire at midnight
last night, four head of horses, several
cows and considerable hay and feed
was destroyed and the loss is esti
mated at several thousand dollars.
The family was aroused from sleep bv
the noise of stampeding horses and
found the building a mass of flames.
With the assistance of neighbors they
fought the fire with the thermome
ter registering 12 degrees be'ow and
saved the house and outbuildings. Mr.
Lardner had advertised a public sale
for next Wednesday.
The Fairbury fire department was.
called out several times today to put
out flames caused by overheated
JL keen temperance advocate wa ad
dressing a meeting on hla pet subject. I
should llko," ho declared, "to take every
bottle of wine and every bottle of beer and
every bottle of spirits and sink them all to
the bottom of the aea."
A man at the back of the hall Jumped
up excitedly, shouting: "Hear, hear! gear!
hear!" . .
The lecturer paused In his remarks to
beam delighted approval on the Inter
rupter. "Ah. my friend." ha aald. "1 aea you are
a good teetotaler; a man made ot tne
Tl "Ohn-'aald tha man: "I am lr."
buy Liberty Bonds. We encour
age them to do so.
For rhany years the Omaha
Loan and Building Association
has been educating the masses
to save their dimes and dollars
and invest them in our shares,
which pay 5 compounded
semi-annually. The savings be
gin to draw interest the . day
they are deposited.
xampa, na. $6(1.16
St. Augustine, Fla. 56.86
i aim otucu, rut 7i$.Uo
EeTr.,0r,?ans - 44.31
Mobile, Ala. 44.31'
San Antonio, Tex. 41.56
Houston, Tex. 41.56
Savannah, Ga. ..., 54.56
Hot Springs. Ark. 31.10
West aud steamer..". ....102.56
Camp Doniphan, Ft Sill, Okla.
Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Ky,
Camp Shelby, Hattlesbnrg, Miss.
Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga.
Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga.
Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.
Liberal stop-over privileges write or call
for publications, information, etc, and let me
kelp you plan an attractive tour of the south.
J. B. BEYXOLDS, City Passenger Agent,
1tk ni Firzia S's., Oifj'i, U).
Phones Doug. 1238 and Doug. 8580.
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