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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1917.
J. J. ELIAS MEETS
X SUDDEN DEATH IN
l: AUTO ACCIDENT
- Car Turns Over When Driver
Is Unable to Make Sharp
I Turn Near Railroad
I Wilber, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special
.Telegram.) J. J. EHas was instantly
killed at 6 o'clock tonight, when the
I automobile which he was driving
f turned turtle as EHas was attempting
p. to round a sudden curve at a railroad
The accident happened two miles
I north of town. Elias was coming to
t Wilber from Crete. It appears that
lie was driving too rapidly and when
l. Tfarhed th turn at hi railrnarl
if' crossing, he was unable to slow up
and the car plunged over sideways.
Mike Kustl who was in the car
with him, was seriously injured.
Organized at Harrisburg
' Harrisburg, Neb., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) Banner County Agricultural
association was organized at Harris
burg today by the election of the fol
lowing officers:' R. D. Wilson, pres
ident; Frank Stauffer, vice president;
G. A. Jones, secretary; and G. A. Wil
lett, treasurer. The association is to
be m the nature of a commercial club
to care for any public needs as they
arise and to hold a county fair, in
short, to place Banner county on the
S. N. Larson; an old time ranchman
of Banner county, died at t hospital
' in Omaha yesterday after an opera
;' ' tion for cancer of the stomach. Fu
U neral service! will be held at Kimball
on Sunday. Mr. Larson came to
Banner county in the early 80's and
had accumulated considerable wealth
in the cattle business. Of late years
he was known as one of the largest
wheat growers in the country, grow
ing several hundred acres of winter
vrheat each year.
Congressman Sloan Speaks
, 'At Men's Meeting at Y. M.C. A.
I Aurora, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special.)
A tremendous evolution of thought In
: favor of war has taken place in this
tountry in a few short months, de
clared Congressman Charles H. Sloan
of the fourth congressional district
in his address before the men's meet
ing of the Young Men's Christian
I ' I Mr. Sloan was greeted by a crowd
of men from all over Hamilton county
which taxed the seating capacity of
in the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion. - j
? . Irrifiotinn Untrinn
Put Over Once More
. f v.. ,
f irrom a sun Corrmpondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 24. (Special.) State
engineer George Johnson has return-
ed from Scottsbluff, where he went to
be present at the hearing on com
plaint of the Tri-State Irrigation com
pany against T. F. McCaffree from
taking water from the river for power
purposes. . a
f lir. Johnson says he found the hear
ing had been postponed, because it is
probable the government ' will take
over the ditch. If so, it is said, Mc
Caffree may turn over the power privi-
. jjeges to the government.
'Well Known Anselmo Woman '
Dies After Brief Illness
Anselmo, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia L.
wife of S. W. Tupper were held in
Anselmo today. Mrs. Ttipper died
yesterday after a brief illness. She
was one of the oldest residents of this
ptace, coming here about the time the
railroad was built here in the 80s.
She leaves a husband, two sons and a
HERBERT O. ROCKFEU.OW, a
cltisen .of Omaha for many years,
died Sunday night at hla home. 4812
California, street, after an illness of
one week -He was 4 year old. He
i aurvlved by his widow, two daugh
ters, Pearl Rockfellow and Mrs. H. J.
Thompeett, and two grandchildren.
Funeral nervices will be held at 10
o'clock Wednesday- morning at the
residence. Services -win be private.
MISS EDITH CLAUSEN, 26 years
old, died late Sunday night of diph
theria at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Mae Clausen, 1336 South Twenty-fifth
street. Misa Edith had been
III only four days. She is survived
by her mother, father and one sister:
Funeral services will be private.
E. R. BATHRICK. Akron, O., rep
r tentative of the Fourteenth Ohio
district died at his home last night.
He had been ill more than Cve weeks.
TeB daVS SirO he UndrwAnt An nn.ia.
tion for gall stones. He served in two
Injunction Suit Against
City Officials Dismissed
Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Ihe injunction suit of M. L.. Kaw
lings and others against the mayor
and city officials of Wymore asking
that they be prohibited from putting
into effect an ordinance increasing
their salaries was lost in the district
court yesterday. Judge Pemberton
dismissed the action after hearing the
Hazel E. Stewart yesterdr.y filed
suit for divorce from William E.
Stewart, alleging extreme cruelty.
, Walter Emerson Erickson of Vir
ginia and Miss Nina Raynor were
married yesterday at the home of the
latter's brother, Joyd Raynor, in this
city, Rev. C. C. Cissell officiating.
The local lodge of Elks yesterday
sent a box of cigars to each member
of the lodge who are in the army
service of the government. There
are eight members of the lodge in
Gilead Red Cross Auction
Nets Several Hundred
Hebron. Neb.. Dec. 24. (Special.)
At a patriotic celebration and Red 1
Cross auction at Gilead, near here,
Saturday afternoon, $3,330 worth of
war savings certificates were sub
scribed and several hundred dollars
raised for the Red Cross.
Music by the Gilead band and a
patriotic address by G. A. Peterson,
Hebron merchant and county war
savings chairman, brought a libei.l
response. Anton Borovicka bought
$1,000 worth of savings certificates
and L. K. Hennchs and Joe Bulin
each took SbUU worth.
Although Chris Knigge was born in
Hamburg, Germany, he and his family
of 12 are strong for America. At the
patriotic meeting at Gilead Saturday
he bought $50 worth of war savings
stamps for himself, the same amount
for his wife, and a $5 stamp for each
of his 11 children. When the certi
ficates mature they will total $1,300.
G. A. R. Pay Honor To
Columbus Boy Bugler
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 24. (Special.) Cap
tain A, M. Trimble, at Grand Army
of the Republic state headquarters,
has received a large framed picture in
colors of Thomas Dickey, 12-year-old
boy bugler, who accompanied the
veterans of the civil war ontheir trip
to Vicksburg in October.
Young Dickey lives at Columbus
and gives the military calls with spe
cial skill. His father, Major Charles
L, Dickey, was formerly mayor of
Columbus : nd is now secretary of the
Commercial club of that city.
Superior High School
Girls Run Autos for Red Cross
Superior, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special
Telegram.) The girls of the Su
perior High school have a new plan
for obtaining money for the Red
Cross. They started today to run
their own cars from the main part of
the city to all parts of town the fare
is 10 cents for each passenger.
Nebraska Must Furnish
(From a Buff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., Dec.' 24. (Special.)
The government wants 33 Ne
braska brick layers for ' General
Pershing in France. Such is the de
mand coming to Governor Neville
Looking for work?' Turn to the
Help . Want Columns now. You
will find hundreds u positions listed
there. - t
AN END-OF-THEYEAR SALE
OF WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
At Reductions of 25, 33!3 and
Beginning Wednesday, December 26th
KEEP IN LIMELIGHT
George Emery, Former Omaha
Traffic Cop, Member of
, Great Lakes Training
Nebraska boys in training at the
Great Lakes training station manage
to keep in the limelight. James A.
Mitchell and Winfield J. Stone, Oma
ha men, formerly employed as mail
clerks in the postoffice, have been
impressed into the postal work at
the training station because of the
large amount of mail pouring into the
George Emery is back in Omaha to
spend his holiday vacation. Every
body knows George, at least they
ought to, because he was the heavy:
weight traffic cop at Sixteenth and
Farnam streets previous to his enlist
ment in the navy. George's pet am
bition was to be an aviator, but bulk
was against him and his dream of
charging through unlimited space
aboard an aircraft dealing out death
to the boches Was rudely shattered
and he was transferred to the seaman
guard the police of the station,
Emery's promotion has been of the
rapid-hre order. He enlisted as a
seaman and now holds the rating of
Salisbury Commands Company.
W. B. Salisbury, Omaha High
school graduate, is training 250 jack
ics at Great Lakes naval training
station. Salisbury recently com
pleted a course in intensive training
and was assigned commander of one
of the largest companies.
Each Nebraska boy who has not
been granted a Christmas furlough
will receive two Christmas oresents.
About 20,000 presents are on hand for
the IU.UUU jacktcs who will be unable
to get away. The men remaining,
wnn me exception ot tnose in deten
tion camps and those actually needed
for duty, will be granted New Year
lurloughs, if they desire.
10,000 Metal Trades Men
Due For Big Walk Out
San Francisco, Dec. 24. A strike of
10,000 metal trades unionists in the
San Francisco bay region seemed in
evitable, when members of the two
larger employers' organizations voted
unanimously late today to refuse to
grant the employes' demands for a 10
i er cent wage increase in addition to
the 35 per cent advance granted re
cently by the federal ship building
wage adjustment board, according to
members of the executive committees.
The men affected are employed in in
dustries other than ship building.
With Canadian Troops
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 24. Today's
Canadian casualty list contains
among the wounded the name of H.
N. Wilkinson, Dallas, Ore.
Street Car Men Are
Given Raise in Pay
Conductors and motormen of the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street
Railway company received a Christ
mas present when the company an
nounced that the pay of these men
had been raised a cent an hour.'
Heretofore the minimum has been
27 cents with the top wage 32 cents.
After January 1 the minimum will
be 28 cents with the maximum 33
cents an hour.
4 ' '
, ISta cfibre ofjadrndual cShoftt
14 KILLED WHEN
STREET CAR RONS
Dashes Mile Through Tunnel;
Turns Over Going Around
Sharp Curve; Jammed With
(By Aoelatd Preu.)
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 24. Fourteen
persons were killed and every other
one of the 114 passengers on a Knox-
ville street car was more or less hurt
here late today when the car ran
away in a tunnel which connects the
south side business district with the
After a wild dash of almost a mile
through the tube the car emerged at
Carson street and turned over on its
side. Hospital doctors said that a
number of the injured could not re
cover. The car, which was of the latest
low floor. steel type, was packed with
city-bound shoppers when it left the
station at the south end of the tunnel.
A minute or two later the trolley is
said to have left the wire and the
lights went out. At almost the same
instant for some reason not yet de
termined, the motorman lost control
and it dashed down the steep grade,
gaining momentum with every in
stant as the wheels slipped along the
Passengers in Panic.
The passengers were thrown into
panic, and their shrieks could be
heard by persons in Carson street as
the car shot out of the tube. A few
feet from the mouth of the tunnel is
a short curve, but so terrific was the
speed the car had attained that the
wheels at this point left the tracks.
' The car instantly turned over on
its side, piling the passengers in a
struggling mass. It did not stop, but.
tearing along the sidewalk, struck a
telegraph pole, the roof was ripped
off and men, women and children
were scattered along the. roadway.
Even then the wreck continued on
its way and finally brought uo in
front of a little store near Smithfield
Early reports i laced the number of
dead at seventeen, but a careful can
vass of the hospitals and the morgue
showed that fourteen had been killed
outright, eight of whom were women
and one a little girl. Some of the
bodies were scarcely recognizable and
identification proceeded slowly.
Painting Episode Results
In Damage Suit For $10,000
Kimball, Neb., Dec. 24.-(Special.)
C. E. Lockwood is suing O. A.
Torgerson, C. L. McCormack and J.
W Hopkins for $10,000 damages, al
leging they threw yellow paint on
his sidewalk some time last October.
IOWA PATENTS GRANTED
Reported Weekly Through Office of
Beale & 1'ark, Solicitors of Pat
ents, Washington, D. C.
IT. t. Cook. Mwooket. ViM! K. M Cnl. Vnrtlm.
burtf. Wire-damn; V. O. Dwtdaon. Alton. Mllklni.
mxihln) D. A. Dvta, Amen. Belf-muktnf Film: 1.
B. IHnnli. OUuro. Typewriter Carriw-rdum ; E.
Elnfrlilt. A rnn. French A Hecht. Damonort. Wheel-
construction) 8. M. Ford. Dm Moinea, Heattnf and
Cooking Stan: V. P. Freymann. LeMan. Tobaooo Can
Attachment; B. S. John ton, Webster City, Keedlrg
Device for Animals : J. H. Kyle, Butler County, Draft
(nnnrotlon fur Tractors; F. II. Page, Wsverly. Block
Waterer: E. 1. Rood. Webster City. Feeding Device:
O. J. Hpcncer, Osceola. Floor Jack: F. h. Thomas.
Fonda. Valni-grlndlnc Machine: P. W. Wlaxart. Ida
urove, Kiectrlcat Bwlirn jvook.
50 per cent
BROOME LOOKS INTO
Former Member of Legislature
Comes to Lincoln to Investi
gate Status of Pend
(From a Staff Correapondant.)
Lincoln, Dec. 24. (Special.) F. M.
Broome, former member of the state
legislature from Valentine and now
register of the land office at that
place, is in Lincoln rooking up the
potash business. 1
Mr. Broome is secretary of the Ne
braska Refining " Pipe Line com
pany ,a corporation formed to develop
the potash indistury from the waters
of lakes in Nebraska and which has
a lease on seeral lakes. The right
of the state to make mineral leases
on lakes situated on school lands of
the state already teased for agricul
tural purposes is denied by o of the
agricultural lea e holders, and in a
suit in the district court has teen de
cided in .'avor of the state.
The case has be i appealed to the
no awaits the onir:on of this c irt
Entirely different, insluding the new mannish types. Sports Wear
Suits modes not resembling any heretofore created.
Frocks for Travel
and beach wear, including the new Silk Frocks, in Taffetas and Fou
lards, Georgette Crepes, Voiles, Linens and Ginghams. Evening
and Dance Frocks in the new Silhouette.
Sports Skirts, Neckwear, Silk Undergarments, Negligees, Petticoats, and
New Millinery for the South
and Wear at Home
Indeed, this event, prepared in anticipation of the winter traveler's
needs, becomes a fashion occasion for every woman
for it gives first expression to
The Individual and Collective Ideas of
The Foremost Creators of Mode.
Newest Modes Following the Broad White Way of Fashion.
Southward bound or "westward ho!" one cannot go unaccompanied
by plenty of white footwear. These collections present
every needed fashion in
White Sports Shoes Low and High
White Dress Shoes
White Shoes for General Wear.
Ask Mr. Foster
Mr Foster has seven offices in Florida and other offices in Cuba and
California. His seekers after information have visited all of
the Winter resorts this year. The information data
they gathered at great expense of time and ,
money is available for you right
here without cost.
There are no fees.
Ak Mr. Foster.
slate $ r. court nd . c t.j ny
as to the rights of the stite. The
company already has backing neces
sary for a first class plant. V. S.
idgell, state fire commissioner, is
U. S. HAS FIVE
SUPPLY ON HAND
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 24. Frank
L Carey, representative of the food
administration grain corporation, who
returned today from New York,
where members of the corporation
have been in conference, declared in
answer to reports of a flour shortage
that there is a breadstuffs supply in
storage and on market now sufficient
to answer the needs of the entire
country for five months.
"Flour stocks are ample every
where, even though flour exports to
our allies increased 50 per cent over
last year," he said. "If for any reason
marketing of wheat from the farms
should cease, this country could exist
five months on the stocks now ac
cumulated as reserves."
Mr. Carey also announced that ap
proximately 1,000,000 bushels of
wheat from the Pacific coast has
of all the
been ordered shipped here for use of
local flour mills.
Simmons Says Canadians
Joyful With U. S. in War
Mark E. Simmons, traveling pas
senger agent for the Great Western,
is back from a business trip to Win
nipeg and asserts that everybody in
Canada is greatly pleased on account It
of the United States having cast its
lot with the allies. Mr. Simmons said
the general feeling on account of the
United States having entered the
struggle was 'that the war will end
much sooner than it otherwise would.
25 EXPERIENCED SALES
COATS, SUITS AND DRESSES
Wanted During Our
STARTING WED., DEC. 26TH
Apply 8:30 A. M. Wednesday
1508-10 DOUGLAS ST.
. yljfl Christmas Mi. jp" Wishing 0ur fil
1 Greetings : .Many. Patrons the 'P
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