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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. DECEMBER IS. 1017.
'TOM ALLEN PULLS
RECORD IN CASE
TO SQUARE SELF
Says He Was Ordered by U. S.
Legal Department to Parole
German Suspect and Was
Left no Discretion in Case.
i I'rom a Staff Correspond? nt )
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
- Dispatches under a Washington
'late line last week charging District
Attorney Thomas L. Allen of Ne
iiraska was responsible for the dis
charge of Henry Bliefcrneich, a Ger
man Mispect and sympathizer tinder
arrest in thi state and that the office
of Senator Hitchcock was investigat
ing the matter has aroused the ire of
Mr. Allen who at once took the mat
ter up with the legal department of
Mi" government which has assured
him that he was altogether without
. aul t in the matter and that the de
partment assumes responsibility for
the release of Blieferneich.
According to information given by
i he department Mr. Allen was
authorized to parole the man on his
giving a bond for $2,000 which was
done, the parole specifying that the
man did not have to report periodical
ly to the I'nited States marshal.
Instead of recommending the re
lease of Blieferneich, the correspond
ence in the matter shows that Mr.
Allen, on recommendation of the
State Council of Oefense recom
mended the arrest of the man, who
was a former German army officer
as p. would have a salutary effect on
the rest of his neighbors who were
largely of German nationality.
To The Bee Mr. Allen stated he is
unable to understand how he could
be charged with leinency toward
Blieferneich, when on the other hand
he had recommended his arrest and
"Of course," said he, "when the de
partment ordered me to parole the
::ian under a $2,000 bond, there was
nothing else for me to do, no matter
what my personal feelings in ihe mat
ter might be."
Oconto Light Plant
Is Being Installed
Oconto, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
A part of the machinery and equip
ment for the electirc light plant has
Thermometers have been register
ing between live and 20 degrees be
low zero for the last week.
Railroad Affairs Wait
Until After Christmas
Washington, Dec. 17. It was in
dicated today that President Wilson
will make no further move in the
railroad situation until congress con
venes after the Christmas holidays.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Want Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
Gov. Neville Asks All to Give 1 RED CROSS DRIVE
Aid to the Big Red Cross Drive GOODLY SUM
The war council of the American
Red Cross lias inaugurated a cam
paign for members which will com
mence on Mond;.y, December 17, and
continue throughout'the week. It is
confidently expected that 15,000,000
memberships will be obtained
throughout the nation in that period,
and the ultimate goal is to make
membership in the Red Cross as uni
versal as citizenship.
The nation is pledged to a vigorous
prosecution of the war until victory
shall bring peace. Men are daily
making the great sacrifice for their
country and many who have been
wounded in battle are bmg nursed
back to health . through the agency
of the Red Cross. '
It cannot be the privilege of all to i
bear arms in the great crisis, but it is j
j the privilege of all to secure member- i
I ships in the Red Cross, and to the '
i end that Nebraska may be the first '
state in the nation to reach the covet
I ed goal, with membership as uni
j versal as citizenship, I, Keith Neville,
' governor of Nebraska, designate the
week commencing December 17, as
Red Cross week, and urge the people
of Nebraska to bend their even
effort in making it a success-.
KEITH NEVILLE. Governor.
Churchill Declares Fate of the
British Empire Hangs in Balance
More Thans Thirty-five Hun
dred Dollars Raised by Fair
at Fremont for National
Former Beatrice Editor
And Postmaster is Dead
Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 16 (Special)
News of the death of W. H Edgar,
formerly of this city, which occurred
at Chicagc Saturday morning, was re
ceived here yesterday. Mr. Edgar
was for a number of years editor of
the Express of this city and later serv
ed as postmaster of Beatrice and
state senator from Gage county. He
was 76 years of age and leaves a
widow and one daughter, Mrs. C. 11.
Bowman, with whom he was making
his home. The. Lody will be taken to
Jcrseyville, 111., Monday for inter
ment. Captain F. D. Owen of Company
D, Seventh regiment, says that only
six men have dropped from the com
pany as a resu'i of the recent order
from the war department from Wash
ington. Carl Graff enlisted in the aviation
service of the United States Army
and will leave in a few days to Berk
ley, Calif., to report for duty.
The home of Henry Koerner at
Hallam was destroyed by fire. The
loss is $2,500..
Announcement has been received
here of the death of Mrs. Harvey
Croan, formerly of this city, which
ccurrcd at Fort Scott, Kas. She was
21 years old and leaves her husband
and one child.
The ice on the Blue river is nine
At t'.. : Bower, farm sale near Filley
yesterday stock of all kinds brought
high prices. Milch cows sold from
$80 to $100 per head, horses and
mules from $100 to $150 at.cl hogs all
the way from $25 to $50 per head.
Burt County Soldier
Buried at Decatur
Lyons, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
The body of Rex Fuller, who
died in Camp Cody of pneumonia, ar
rived in Lyons today and was buried
in Decatur. This is the first death
that has occurred in Burt county
among 300 soldiers.
Mrs. Allie Barker, wife of II. A.
Barber, died of cancer of the stomach
at Rapid City, S. D. She was an old
settler of Burt county and a sister
of Mrs. Henry Crowell, who lives
Bishop Stuntz Helps
Dedicate Tekamah Church
Tekamah, Dec. 17. (Special.)
Yesterday was a great day for Te
kamah Methodism, for it witnessed
the dedication of the new $25,000
church that Tekamah Methodists
have had under construction for the
last 18 months. Bishop Stuntz of
Omaha delivered the dedicatory ad
dress to a crowded house. The busi
ness of raising the funds necessary
for the dedication of the building free
of debt was in the hands of J. F. St.
Clair of Des Moines, la.
Superior Has Auction Sale !
For Benefit of Red Cross!
A donation sale for the benefit of !
the Red Cross was held here this)
afternoon. The articles ranged from
pickles to gold coins. The proceeds !
of the sale were over $20.
George Jackson, speaker of the
house if representatives of the Ne
braska egislature, spoke here today
on the production of pork.
Superior has been made a per
manent station for buying horses ami
mules for the government. The buy
ers have been buying here for many
weeks, but it was not known until re
cently that Superior was to be made a
Three Suits For Damages
Are Filed at Tecumseh
Tecumseh, Neb., Dec. 17. (Spe
cial.) As the sequel to an automobile
accident, which befell the family of
Edward Goosman, who lives south of
St. Mary, on November 18, Johnson
county is made defendant in three
suits for damages, aggregating $4,100,
filed in the district court.
Although the people living in this
section of the state arc much inter
ested in the drilling for oil which
has been going on near Table Rock
since early last summer, the pro
gram of absolute silence seems to pre
vail at the well, a;;d very little in
formation is given out.
Kearney State Industrial
School is Overcrowded
Kearney, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
Superintendent Clark of the State
Industrial school will show in his an
nual report of the institution that
there are 236 boys at the school and
that the school facilities only offer
proper care and housing t'or 190.
The eleventh annual convention of
the Nebraska Association of Titlemen j
was held in this city, coming to a close
Saturday after a two-day session. An
election of officers held, resulted in J.
C. Moore of Tecumseh, being named
president; John Campbell of Omaha,
vice president and R. M. Barney of
Plainview Chapter of Red
Cross Raises Nearly $4,000
Plainview, Neb., Dec. 17. (Spe
cial.) Plainview chanter of the Red
Cross at the close of its auction sale j
of donations, estimated that the total
is going to run close to $4,000. j
Fremont, Neb , Dec. 17. (Special
Telegram.) The Red Cross fair
which closed a week's run Saturday
evening, gathered more than $o,500
for the cause. The total receipts ran
more than $4.1W, but expenses cut the
amount several hundred.
Held on Murder Charge.
Sheriff W. C. Condit returned from
Albion bringing with him Claude
McClain a horse trader, wfto is
wanted at Leavenworth, Kan., on a
charge of murder. McClain says he
Coal Situation Relieved.
The warm spell following 10 days
of frigid temperatures has served t'j
relieve the coal situation in Fremont.
Five Boys Accepted.
Five Fremont boys, I.vcrrctt Ham
mond, Myron Bodell, Bernard Eddy,
("iilford Fitzsimmons and Beaurguard
Conbcl, who enlisted recently ir. the
iii3rterinastcrs department, have been
notified to report at Chicago l'r
em;:er 2(. They will entrain a that
t lace for C amp Joseph E. Johr.sion
rear Jacksonville, Fla., where they
wiil enter the (niartermasu'i'-; train
Winston Spe.ivcr t hurchilt. min
ister, lias added his note of pessimism
to those sounded within the last feu
days by others supposedly qualified
to speak for the entente.
In a speech at Bedford he declared
the situation was more serious titan
it had been reasonable three mouths
ago to expect.
The country and the allied cause.
Colonel Churchill added, were en
dangered. The future of the British
empire and of democratic civilization
was hanging in the balance, and
would continue to hang there for a
"When 1 say the country is p.iss.
ing through a time of dangei," Col
onel Churchill continued, "1 mean
there arc people who wish to bring
about a premature peace. They are
listening to the sophist! ies and dan
gerous counsel ol certain politicians.
People who say 'Restate yoxir war
aims' really mean to make peace with
the victor ions 1 1 uns."
Perfection Cooker Company
Incorporated at Lincoln
(I'rom a Slaff I'oi'rcspoiiiknt.)
Lincoln, Dec. 17. (Special.) The
Perfection Cooker corporation is the
name of a new business enterprise,
which has filed articles of incorpora
tion in the office of the secretary o!
state with a capital stock of $300,000.
The company has the backing of
several well known men of the state,
the directorate being composed of J.
Cass Cornell, president, of the Cor-nclI-Searlc
company of Lincoln; Prof.
George E. Condra, president of the
National Conservation congress, as
vice president; W. R. Mellor, former
secretary of the state board of agri
culture, is secretary-treasurer; Dex
ter T. Barrcett, former deputy attor
ney general, is general counsel;
while the rest are Walter A. George
of Omaha, president of the National
Securities Insurance company; E. D.
Currier of University Place, vice
president of the Frst National bank
of that city, and Jesse D. Whitmore,
president of the Valley Stork yards
at Grand Island. General offices will
be maintained at Lincoln.
Miss Minnie Ahrens
t Will Talk to Red Cross
Lincoln, Dec. 17. (Special.)--'Miss
Minnie H. Ahrens of Chicago, head
of lite central division of the Red
Cross will be in Lincoln next Thurs
day to address the Lincoln member
ship and all others in this section of
the state in the evening.
Miss Catherine Wollgast,
Lincoln Nurse, is Dead
(from a Staff Correspondent )
Lincoln, Dec. 17. (Special.) Miss
Catherine Wollgast, formerly a resi
dent of Omaha, but who has been
connected with the health department
of Lincoln for several years as city
nurse, died last night, after a short
illness of pneumonia. !
She leaves two sisters who live in j
Omaha, Mrs. M. Ilorstnun of JSU ;
Pinkiiey street, who was with her i
during her illness, and Mrs. Helen
The funeral was held this after
noon, the body being taken to Omaha
for burial in the family lot at l aurel
"WINSTON SrpJCKR CHURCHU.
Sugar Committee Snubs
Food Administrator Hoover
Washington, Dec. 17. - -Fond Ad
ministrator Hoocr personally ap
pealed today at the senate committee
investigation of the sugar shortage
and asked to make a statement of his
M'lsion o! conditions.
Ihe committee, alter considering
the rciiict in execute e session, went
mi with the iucstiouing of President
Sprcckrls of the Federal Sugar Re
fining compatn. one oi the food, ad
ministrator's edict' critics, without an
nouncing any decision on Mr. 1 (nov
el's iciiucst. Ihe food administrator
then left the committee room.
Changes in Make Up of
War Department Council
Washington, Dec. 17. Rearrange.;
mcnt of some of the high commands.'
in the War department was indicated
today by the detachment of officers
designated by Secretary Baker to sit
in the department's war council.
It became definitely known today
that Major General Gocthals, builder
of the Panama canal, has been offered
the place of quartermaster general to
succeed Major General Sharpe. Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder is the
only officer assigned to the war coun
cil who will not be detached from hil
Brigadier General John D. Barrette.
of the coast artillery corps, recently
at Camp Upton, has been selected for
chief of coast artillery, succeeding
Medal for Baltimore
Professor for Bravery
Paris, Dec. 17. Prof. James Mark
Baldwin, of Baltimore, a sur
vivor of the cross-channel steamer
Sussex, received the insignia of the
Legion of Honor today at a special
session of the French maritime league
at the Sorbonne.
News Notes of Superior. '
Superior, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
A delegation of Superior business
men attended a meeting held in Nel
son at the Cliff hotel Sunday after
noon to organize the Young Men's
Christian association in Nuckolls
State Secretary Smith, Ernest Boss
emeyer of Superior and William -V.
Voight of Nelson arc (loins much to
make the county association a suc
cess. S'ed Preston, proprietor of the Ster
ling theater of this city, has offered
to the Red Cross the profits of hil
theater one night a week for six
mHE spirit of Christmas during war times is
only made more sincere.
Our minds work with a keener appreciation in
real accomplishments. True friends are mould
ed by a deeper sentiment, and life is truly en
riched. This is no time to tighten the laces of pocket
books Christmas giving must be larger must
be in keeping with closer friendships.
He is a traitor to his country who cries "save
money" for such savings lead to hoarding,
and hoarded capital is a mighty dangerous mat
ter in war times.
Business demands that you move in the usual
The government demands only that you be not
wasteful of its foods. But hoarded money would
mean the ruin of all aims of the government and
Fill this year with the spirit of Christmas by giv
ing larger, nicer and more substantial gifts to
Jewelry is the Ideal Christmas Gift
Said a former Chicngoan,
now an Omaha resident:
"The only thing I miss
in Omaha it the rumble
of the "L" road.. You
people hare a clothing;
tore here ai good, if
not better, than any on
State street and in oth
er respects Omaha
looks good to me."
Incidentally this store pre
pared for rising woolen
costs months ahead of the
majority of stores in the
largest cities. The
nest values in
America are here.
You get the benefit
America are here. jFff:Mix
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Vital Reasons j Men,
Why You Should
Buy a Year's Supply
of Clothes Today
BESIDES the importance of the superb
fabric values we now offer, designers
are heeding U. S. government recommenda
tions to reduce the variety of models in
Men's Clothes. Our vast selections enable
you to choose exactly your style today and
your favorite pattern and color they may
not be available later.
Belted Trench Overcoats
Smart style hit of the season; wonderful
range of patterns and colors for men and
at ... .
$15 to $35
Warm Motor Overcoats
Ulsters, storm collar coats in hundreds of
warm weaves; both leather finish and fleecy
irs: $15 to $65
English Great Coats
Our direct importation from London's finest
makers. Full belted, original styles in model
and fabric (fcQC 1. E
see them today pOD lO pUiJ
Silk Lined Chesterfields
i sun S.0. 860
rresentitiK America's finest designers' creations.
Fur Collar Overcoats
$25. 830. 835. S40.S50o SlOO
Wide selection of fur styles and models.
Distinguished Winter Suits
815. 820. 825. 830.' 835. 840
Newest tingle and double brenBted effects.
8 4.50 to 810
87.50 to 815
Give "Him" Shirts For Xmas
It would "do your heart good" to see
the number of women buying shirts
for men's gifts this year. Many match
ing up neckwear with the shjrts; all
of them getting exactly what ' he" will
want, because ALL the new styles are
here in a vast range of beautiful, new
colors and patterns.
Silk Shirts $3.50 to $7.50
Negligee Shirt.. . . $1.00 to $3.00
White Dress Shirts, $1.50 & $12.50
Flannel Shirts $1.50 to $4.00
Manhattan, Rates Street, Yorke and other
fine shirts. Largest showing in the city.
Largest Selection of Any of These Good Gifts
Jumbo Weave Sweater Coats, $5 to $8.50.
"V" Neck Sweater Coatt, $3 to $6.
Men' Army Sweater Coatt, $3 to $8.50.
Smoking and Houie Coatt, $5 to $10.
Bath and Lounging Robes, $4 to $8.
Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs, 25c to $1.50.
Holeproof, Interwoven Hose, 30c, 35c, 55c.
Cashmere & Heavy Wool Hose, 30c to 55c.
Drest Vettt, $2.50 to $5.00.
Suit Cases; Traveling Begs.
Ring Neckwear Holders, 50c to $1.
Military Brushes and Sets, $1.50 to $3.50.
Neckwear and Hdkf. Cases, $1.50 to $3.50.
Silk Mufflers, Fine Showing, 50c to $5.
Initial Belt Buckles (Sterling), $1.
Pajamas, $1.50 to $5; Night Robes, $1 to $2.
Kid and Fur Gloves, $1.50 to $8.50.
Automobile Gauntlett, $1.50 to $7.50.
Warm-lined Gloves, Mittens, $1.50 to $5.
Silk Gloves, white or gray, $1 to $1.75.
Oxidized Belt Buckles at 50c.
Leather Belts, 50c, 75c and $1.
Garter and Suspender Sets, 25c to $1.
Umbrellas and Canes, $1.25 to $7.50.
Swagger Sticks, special, 50c to $1.
Cuff Links, wide selection, 25c to $2.50.
Scarf Pins, 25c to $2; Tie Clasps, 25c to $1.
CoirHihation Jewelry Sets, $1 to $3.
Safety Razors, all makes, 25c to $6.
Collar Bags, always good, 50c to $3.
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