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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1917.
TATE BANKS ARE .
IN FINE CONDITION
Secretary Tooley Reports In
crease of Present Year
Never Equaled in the
IN 153 CITIES
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) The
state banking board is well satisfie
vnh the banking situation in Ne
liraska as far as state banks under its
jurisdiction are concerned and cover
ing the subject Secretary Tooley of
the board has issued the following
"The banking situation in Nebras
ka, so far as state banks are con
cerned, rounds but the year in irian
tier quite satisfactory. The last quar
terly report submitted by the banking
department under date of November
m, discloses a slight, though not un
expected, decrease in total deposits
as compared with the showing made
in the preceding report. . Ihis de
crease is accounted for by large with
drawals for the purchase of Liberty
bonds and to meet Red Cross and
other demands for war purposes
For the year, however, an increase
is shown never before equaled in the
history of the state. Good reserves
have been maintained throughout and
every local requirement met without
any noticeable strain. )
Demand for State Products.
"Nebraska being strictly an zerv
cultural and live stock producing
state has occupied a most advanta
geous position owing to the heavy de
mand for these products at prices car
rying unusual profits. This has pro
duced a constant inflow of funds in
which there appears to be only the
remotest probability of diminution for
some time to come, assuming, of
course, that average crop yields con
"The agricultural, commercial and
banking interests of the state were
early convinced that the slogan: "Do
Business As Usual," while conceived
and promulgated under the most pa
triotic impulses was, like many an
other, fallacious, impractical and at
variance with proved business expe
riences. And while business in all lines
is good, perhaps better than ever be
fore, there is a noticeable tendency
toward moderate, well-balanced con
servatism. No inclination is evident
upon the part of banks or the public
to veer in the least from well marked
channels of business security in pur
suance of fancy profits. Such pol
icies, tempered with full and complete
confidence in our own powers and
resources, will certainly insure all in
terests against any possible reaclion
resulting from war conditions and
at the same time create a reserve
torce which will enable us to go over
the top with the government in
future . demands as we have in the
"Bankers as well as all other in
terests, in Nebraska have come to look
upon the federal reserve system with
the highest favor and feel that with
out its steadying influence this court
try would in all probability have en
countered serious financial storms
during the last three years.
"In response to the appeal of the
president a few state banks have made
application for membership in the
system and many others have such
steps under consideration. However,
conflicting requirements in the matter
of legal reserves, limit on loans, etc.,
have deterred many from seeking
membership who, if these difficulties
were eliminated, would gladly join
the system. These differences will no
doubt be removed by future state
legislation and the co-operation of the
state and national systems made more
complete and effective.
"Modestly state'd, conditions in Ne
braska at the close of a year full of
wonderful accomplishment and tre
mendous progress are good, with only
'he ever-present pall of war to obscure
in a measure the sunshine of happi
ness ordinarily resulting from gener
Supreme Court Decides
Novel Point of Love and Law
(From a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) Un
der an opinion written by Chief Jus
tice Morrissey and concurred in by
the rest of the court, a woman whose
engagement to marry has been brok
en off because of influences brought
, to bear upon her lover by outside
parties has no recourse in law for
damages against the parties who in
fluenced her alleged faithless lover.
The case is one in which Anna Ho
man of Omaha sued Mrs. Florence
M. Hall and her son, Richard W,
Hall, for $200,000 damages on the
ground that they had influenced Ste
phen D. Bangs, also of Omaha, to
break the promise of marriage made
to Mrs. Homan, who is a widow aged
60 years. Bangs, who has since died
at the age of 85, was a stepfather to
Mrs. Hall, her mother having married
Mr. Bangs late in life, dying a year
and a half later.
Sunday School Kelps
Lexington, ' Neb., Dec. 23. (Spe
cial Telegram'.) An offering for Am
erican sufferers was taken by the
Methodist Sunday, school of this
place this morning of $155.
This is only a forerunner as the
Christmas entertainment tomorrow
night will be' in behalf of the suffer
ers. There will also be a union meet
ing of all . churches for the same
cause next Sunday night at which a
state speaker will be present.
The Red Cross drive beng made by
the committee at Lexington is a whirl
wind and something like $1,000 have
been already reported to the chair
man. The spirit of the people here shows
that the more they are called on for
these worthy causes, the more liber
ally they respond.
County Farm Bureau
Formed at Fullerton
Fullerton, Neb., Dec. 23. (Special.)
A county farm bureau has just been
organized here with F. L. Rumsey of
Fullerton as president and F. P. Fla
herty of St Edwards, secretary. J.
E. Hogue, a studentat the Universi
ty of Nebraska and a member of the
champion stock judging team at Chi
cago a few weeks ago, has been
chosen as the county agent. The
county commissioners have appro j
priated $1,800 toward the project and
$1,200 will be supplied from state and
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 23. (Special.)
The Nebraska branch of the Four-
Minute Men Division of the UnitedJ
States Committee on Public Informa
tion is now organized in , 153 cities
and towns, where have been enlisted
about 1,050 official speakers for the
government in moving picture the
aters. Prof. M. M. Fogg of the University
of Nebraska has called a convention
of the Four-Minute Men to be held
here at the time of the Nebraska War
Conference, January 18 and 19.
Twenty-four more chairmen have
been appointed the last two weeks.
Bertrand, L. E. Brown; Cedar Rap
ids, V. A. Roninger; Creighton, Chas.
M. Sutherland; Curtis, P. Edgar
Adams; Decatur, T. R. Ashley;
Dodge, J. J. McFarland; Dorchester,
Charles E. Troyer; Elwood, W. L.
Tilden; Eustis, L. P. Sornson; Kene
saw, L. L. Weaver; Leigh, Oas. K.
Kuhle; Lyons, E. D. Wigton; Mar
quette, J. J. Refshauge; Oxford, W.
G. Springer; Pender, A. M. Smith;
Spalding, Geo. W. Woodward; Spen
cer, S. S. Parsons; Sutherland, Jas.
A. Eastwood; Tecumseh, W. W. Al
verson; Valley, M. A. Sams; Verdi
gre, L. J. Klime; Walthill, Cecil R.
Boughh; Wausa, F. E. Anderson;
Wood Rive.r, D. D. O'Kane.
New Ten-Story Building
To Be Erected in Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) Lin
coln is to see the start of another new
10-storv building in its business center
next spring, the contract having been.l
let for a 10-story structure at tne cor
ner of Twelfth and O streets to be oc
cupied by the McGee Clothing com
pany when finished.
This win make tne entire diock
bounded bv Twelfth and Thirteenth
and O and N, witji one exception of a
short space when completed, com
posed of 10 stories and all under the
same form of architecture. The Miller
& Paine Department store, the big
Rudge & Guenzel store,, the Arm
strong Cl6thing store and now the
McGee Clothing store, will largely
compose the entire block.
DEPOSITS IN STATE
Fifty-Eight Million Dollars
More in Strong Boxes of
Nebraska Than Year
(From a Staff CorrsponJur.t.)
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) De
posits in Nebraska state banks, which
were 'shown to be $165,000,000 a year
ago, have increased until, according to
the report of the State Banking board
made yesterday, they show a total of
The report in full as furnished by
the secretary of the board, J.' J. Too
ley, is as follows:
Real estate loans I SI.358.1IS
All other loans 166,510,862 1187,861, 75
Bonds, securities, etc
Banking furniture, etc
Other real estato
Curent exp. taxes. Interest paid
Due from nat. and
stata banks 43,548,458
Capital stock paid In
Surplus fund .......
Undivided profits ...
Dividends unpaid ..I 29,62!
subject to check... 82,721,864
of deposit 16.120,540
Time certificates of
Due to national and
state banks 19,293,(45
Notes and bills rediscounted. . . .
Depositors' guaranty fund
Reserve tor taxes
Number of banks reporting 920
Number of depositors 496,071
Average reserve, per cent 23
Increase and decrease since last call, Au
gust 21, 1917:
Loans and discounts 315,642,558
Capital stock 618,600
Due from hands and cash. ..... .$19,082,813
Farmers of Cass County ,
Increase Breeding Hogs
Nehawka. Neb., Dec. 23. (Special.)
Cass county farmers are respond
ing to the government s call tor in
creased pork by doubling and in many
cases tripling their breeding herds
according to Ray Pollard, who is
carrying on the pork campaign as an
agent of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture in this section
of the state. E. P. Sheldon of Ne
hawka lias increased his breeding herd
from 60 to 200 sows. G. W. Cheney
of Union, who kept only five sows
last year, has increased the number
to 40 this fall. Mr. Pollard is breed
ing 14U Hampshire nogs, nearly
double the number of last year.
Dakota County Farmers
To Have Meeting Friday
Dakota City, Neb., Dec. 23. (Spe
cial.) The annual meeting of the Da
kota County Farmers association will
be held at the court house here Fri
day, December 28. Speakers at the
meting will include Miss Maud Wil
son of the home economics exten
sion service, Prof. C. W. Pugsley of
the agricultural extension service,
Charles Graff of the Live Stock Im
provers' association and C. C. Beer-
man, president of the Dakota County
William Herbst Must Pay
Damages to Son's Widow
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Dec. 23. (Special.) Wil
liam Herbst, sr., must pay Lizzie
Herbst, wife of William Herbst, jr.,
the judgment of $2,000 obtained by
her Sn the Stanton county district
court against the former for alienat
ing the affections of her husband, the
Mrs. Herbst was a domestic and
worked for several families in Platte
county, where Herbst junior blcame
acquainted with her. They were
later married, but the elder Herbst
refused to allow the husband to live
with the wife, and at no time, though
they frequently met and planned for
the future, did they live together. The
marriage took place on Oct. 30, 1911,
and the husband died Dec. 9, 1912.
The widow sued for $20,000 damages.
The supreme court commission af
firms the judgment.
Red Cross Chapter Auction.
Cambridge, Neb., Dec. 23. (Special ;
Telegram.) Cambridge Red Cross
chapter held an $1,100 auction sale
here. A cantata was given last eve
ning and receipts were $76. The local
chapter obtained 700 members in mem
bership drive. ,
Rosalie Wins at Basket Ball.
Rosalie, Neb., Dec. 23. (Special.)
The Rasalie basket ball team from
the higk school here, at Lyons last
evening trimmed the Lyons High
school basket ball team 23 to 9.
Earlier in the week in the first game
of the season, the Rosalie High boys
won from Winnebago, S3 to 12.
Million Pounds Xmas
' Mail For 31 en Abroad
Washington, Dec. 23. More than
1,000.000 pounds of Christmas
packages were forwarded by parcel
post to soldiers of the American
expeditionary forces in France, the
postoffice department announced
last night. The mail comprised 374,
751 parcels, which filled 31,341
sacks and weighed 1,181,055
Arrangements have been com
pleted in France for conveying the
mail from the port of arrival to the
headquarters of the various Amer
ican units. Under these plans the
parcels will be received by - the
regimental and company mail or
derlies not later than Christmas
NINE-CENT BREAD IS
NOT CHEAPEST FOOD
Cornmeal Is Less Than .Half
So Expensive; Chickens
Are Highest of
With bread at a price of 9.3 cents
per loaf, there arc 12 foods cheaper
and 38 higher, according to a survey
made by the United States Food Ad
ministration and made public by Gur-
don W. Wattles, federal food admin
istrator for Nebraska,
The relative value of these vandus
foods is made on the basis of. bread,
its calorie value and existing price, as
compared with the other foods on the
same basis. The comparison means
that for the relative amounts of
money you can get the same amount
of every producing value in tlie toons,
Corn meal tops the list as tne
cheapest food. At a cost of 6.1 cents
ner oound. this food is 47.4 per cent
of the cost of bread. Other articles
cheaper than bread are rolled oats,
wheat flour, hominy grits, graham
flour, rve flour, granulated sugar, corn
syrup, barley, pure leaf lard, rice and
Among the higher foods are crack
ers, milk, ham, eggs, all meats, cheese,
butter, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.
Chickens at 34.5 cents per pound are
the hiehest of all. the relative cost in
comparison with bread being 1,524.4.
Here are the figures:
cost. KPI. COSI
Commodity. Per 11). with bread.
Corn meal 6.1 47.4
Rolled oats 6.9 48.4
Wheat flour 7.1 R6.1
Hominy grits 7.7 61. S
Graham flour 7.9 61.6
Rye flour 7.8 62.
Sugar, granulated .... 9.4 66.7
Corn syrup 8.1 ' 71.8
Barley 10.7 84.6
Lard, pure loaf Z7.1 s.
Rice 10.7 . ' 86.9
Cottonseed oil ... 29.9 96.2
Bread .. 9.3 100
Macaroni 12.7 100
Corn oil SI 100
Crackers 16i 111.5
White potatoes 3. 141
Navy bean 19.5 159
Cheese SI 8 196.2
Sweet potatoes 7 198.7 .
Canned corn 12.5 364.1
Canned string beans... 12.8 175.6
Milk 5.8 219.2
Oleomargarine 80.9 116.7
Round steak 28 S62.S
Pork chops 30.3 315.4
Prune 1S.8 174.4
Veal cutlets 33.5 85-
Chlcken 34.5 1,524.4
Howard County in Line.
St. Paul, Neb., Dec. 23.(Special.)
An intensive Red Cross Christmas
membership campaign was completed
in this city Saturday evening, result
ing in a new membership of 811,
which is largely above the quota. In
complete returns from the other pre
cincts "of the county indicate a sim
ilar heavy enrollment and that How
ard county will go about 30 per cent
above its quota.
IS STIRRED BY
Buenos Aires, Saturday, Dec. 22.
Only the utmost vigilance of patrol
and mounted troops prevented an out
break of anti-German rioting this
afternooif and tonight. The down
town streets were crowded with
Christmas shoppers and several at
tempts were made to organize demon
Students and others marched to I
Union building chanting "10,000 pe
sos." which was the amount of th
monthly subsidy said to have bee
obtained from Berlin by Count von
Luxburg, the deposed German min
The crowds dispersed when charged
by troops, but patrols trotted tnrougli
tne downtown section an nigni, pre
ventine marching crowds from join
ing each other. The publication of
the additional Luxburg dispatches has
caused a new outbreak of bitterness
against Germany and it is expected it
will be voiced in Congress next week,
LOSE LIVES AT
FRONT IN WAR
Washington, Dec. 23. General Per
shing reported today the loss of two
soldiers swept overboard and drowned
from a transport at sea, December 17,
and the death of two others fom gun
rshot wounds. The men lost at sea
SAMUEL H. KEHL, corporal,
WILLI AI! F. SMITH, private, en
Those who died of wounds were:
GROVER GOODALE, sergeant,
December 19, Sharon, Pa.
WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY, cor-
poral, stevedore regiment, December
20, Kmgsdale, va.
WILLIAM F. SMITH, private, en
News Notes of Tecumseh.
Tecumseh, Neb., Dec. 23.(Special.)
A. T. Brown has received word that
his son. John V. Brown, lost one of
his hands in an accident at York.
A case, in the Johnson county
court aeainst Rev. L. C. Mower,
Crab Orchard minister, charged with
practicing medicine without a state
icense. has been dismissed.
Dillon & Buerstetta has harvested
good 10-inch ice from an artificial
lake at the edge of the city.
Boys Rob Store.
Rosalie. Neb.. Dec. 23.-r(Special.)
-The W. W. Reed hardware store
in Rosalie was robbed last evening
Knives and watches were the articles
takeni This morning two ten-year-
old boys confessed and led to the
soot where the articles were con
cealed. The boys were dismissed with
a strong lecture.
On and after this data our business
will be conducted on a strictly cash
basis. Our customers will gain in qual
ity of work, pries and service. Checks
on Omaha banks accepted as cash. We
have no agents, do no wholesale or free
work and give no discounts or commis
.sions. Our business is limited to high class
retail work exclusively.
CAREY CLEANING CO.
TOMORROW will be Christmas. There is 4io need for anyone to be disappointed through fault of yours, for you can gratify every gift
desire by availing yourself of the credit courtesies of our house. Even though this is the day before Christmas, there is ample time to add a
few more gifts to your list, and to open a charge account for these final purchases.
Our distinctive lines of genuine Diamonds and Watches and Jewelry have been renewed and replenished especially for today's selling. For
your convenience for all who still have belated purchases to make our store js open all night tonight, and tomorrow Christmas.
WE ACCEPT LIBERTY BONDS AT 1 05
IN PAYMENT FOR ANY OF OUR MERCHAN
DISE, OR IN SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS.
1173 La Valliere, fine
s o.l id Kold Filigree
work, bright finish, 8
fine Dia- 4lOC
$2.50 a Month
118 4 Cameo
Brooch, 1 fine Dia
mond, pink and
white Shell Cameo,
fine solid gold,
green gold wreath
border, hand carved,
bright finish, pend
ant loop on back
catch . .
$1.20 a Month
188 Bracelet Watch, Full Jewel Lever
Movement: fine gold-filled Octagon shape
case, bright finish, plain or engraved;
guaranteed 20 years; new style ribbon
Bracelet. Can be furnished with gold
filled link Bracelet if preferred. An at
tractive Christmas present.
Terms: $2.70 a Month.
C if). Mfm'J! (I I
224 Scarf Pin, fine
solid gold, filigree
work, bright finish,
1 cultured Pearl,
1 fine Dia- (1 A
$1 a Month.
No. 4 Men's Dia
mond Ring. 6 Prong
14k solid gold Ro
man or pol
ished finish. PDO
$1.68 a Week.
His Gift-a Watch
12 (Ml $120
SIZE W 1
1 flQ A MONTH
The Loftis Perfection $50 Diamond Ring No. 659 leads all other gifts. It is the
most popular ring ever designed. Each and every diamond is selected with special
reference to the widespread effects and brilliancy which characterize all oar
Diamonds. The beautiful 6-prong 14k solid gold mounting is faultlessly sym
metrical, embodying all the lines of delicacy and beauty with the necessary
security and strength. '
No. 352 Cases are double stock
gold filled, warranted for 25 years,
either polished or beautifully en
graved. Elgin or Waltham (j10
movement. Price ......... V
TERMS: $1.20 A MONTH
The Old Reliable, Original
Diamond and Watch Credit House
DP AC ft, C( CST' M!n F,oor C't? N1'1 Bk- Blk- 409 S 16th St- Cor 161,1 ni Harney St.
PfWyJ Wtl59 ' Oppoiity BurgeM-NasL Co. Department Store. ".'
Phone Douf. 1444 and Our Sales
man Will Call.
Call or Write for Catalog No. 903.
Open All Night Tonight
and Tomorrow. Christmas
Supreme Court Holds They
May Strain Language a Little
When Referring 6o Each
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) It
is not libelous to-say that a newspa
per is a topi of politicians and in
business to make money out of poli
tics, according to the supreme court
commission, which holds that, "such
assertions are so commonly published
in various newspapers, that it may
be safely -.aid that the public in gen
eral pays little attention to them."
The case is one in which one
.?.q!?HI',? " JE8 P? f-' 'UP.W a h a j h e JD tn
ni Pofcrok," obtained a judgment
against another Bohemian paper of
the same city, published by the Na
tional Printing company, for $750, for
publishing that it was run to get
money out of politics.
. The trial court held that the article
was not 1 belous and submitted the
case to the jury on the assumption
that the plaintiff's petition alleged
special damages. However, the jury
found for the plaintiff and assessed
the damages at $750. The court com
mission reverses the judgment.
Follow ths judimeRt ef these
whe know good photographs.
300 Isth St, South. Wsad Bldg.
Just Off Farnam.
( F" "l war aavlnis
) ''.Smart Economy.'
75c to $5.00
Neckwear , that's "different," in patterns and
colors that will. please every manner , of. man,- A
stock to choose from that's second to none in all of
- Omaha. Each necktie priced as low as the genuine
high quality will permit. ' ' v . '-
s t ' ' -
"Sole Agenti for Dunlap 1UU," Manhattan fthlrta, Fhoenlx Hod 07,
511 8. ,16th St liter Grand Bldo.
A Merry Christmas
! By dining at the Fontenelle where no ef-"
fort is spared to makelrr your comfort and en- v
joyment on this the greatest of all; holidays.
. '-'.' ' . ' ;
A Christmas Dinner de Luxe is served from
Six to Nine.
The price is Two-Fifty the cover. ; ;
Y Should you' prefer to dine earlier in the'
day, the A La Carte Menu, from which every
Christmas dishand delicacy may be ordered, .
is at your disposal. Or, if you wish to dine en :
famile, special arrangements will be made' to
fulfill your requirements, '
A selected musical programme by Christ-
man's Fontenelle Orchestra under the direction
of Mr. Cuscaden.
Dancing As Usual After the Theater
. "Where Christmas Reigns Supreme"
Low Fares to Florida
and the Gulf Coast
These fares are for round trip
tickets from Omaha via Chicago, on sale daily
with return limit of May 25, 1918, and provide
for liberal stopovers en route. Fares from adja
cent points are correspondingly low.
Augusta, Gu. ....... .$52.77
Charlaaton, S. C. .................. .
HaTana,Cuba r...... 95.91
v JACKSONVILLE, FUu ....54.58
JackaonTtlU (Via WuUaftw) 63.76
Kay West, Fla. .. 87.66
Kistimme, Fla. 63.56
Miami, Fla. 76.66
Mobile, Ala....... 44 J 1
New Orleans, La.... 44.31
Orrooud, Fla. 60.96
.Palm Beach, Fla. 73.08
Pa Cfarbtian, Miss. 44.31
St Petersburg, Fla. 66.16
St Augustine, Fla. 56 J S
Tampa. Fla. . , , 66.18
NOTE These fares not include War Rereaoe Tax
As you know, the Chicago & North
Western is the jine of unsurpassed service to
Chicago. Let our experienced representatives ar
range all the details of your trip clear through
to destination. It will save your time. It will
relieve you of all attention to the petty things in
cident to railway travel.
Jut phone Doogla 2740 or call at
CITY TICKET OFFICE
1401-1403 Farnam St
; Omaha s
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