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THE EEE: OMAITA, SATURDAY. DECEMEER 29. 1017.
SEE CALLING GO
WITH NEW ORDER
Process of Legislation Likely to
Be Very Much Changed if
Government Long Takes
Control of Railways.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Xeb., Dec. 2S. (Special.)
Nov, that the government is to op
crate the railroads, one question
causing comment at the state house
is what will become of the so-called
"railroad lobby." In years pone by,
'.he presence of a railroad lobby has
.ieen one of the distinct features of
c?.:h session of the legislature, al
though in later years it has los most
of its former standing as a "corpora
Years ago, when a member of the
legislature from the back precincts
came to Lincoln he fully expected to
see members of this justly celebrated
lobby going round with horns pro
truding from their heads and pockets
bulging' with greenbacks, railroad
pases and the other means said to
be used to catch the man with al
falfa in his hair and whiskers a foot
long. But now all this is ancient his
tory. All Changed of Late.
The representatives of the railroads
now-a-days, do not go a. jund with
pockets full of money, expecting to
buy the unsophisticated member at
so much per. Instead of paying the
member .something the thing may
perhaps turn around and the rail
road man strike the member for a
loan, for since the pay of the legis
lator has been raised from $5 a day
to $10 a day, he is the man with the
'Smiles are about all the average
railroad lobbyist has with him these
days, and he generally keeps a good
abundance of them on hand. These
-with a naturally persuasive voca
bulary form his stock in trade and
he uses it with due care and caution.
What the new order of things will
do as far as railroad legislation in Ne
braska is concerned, even members
of the state railway commission are
hardly prepared to say. Chairman
Hall is in Illinois, at the home of
his brother, quite ill.
What Will Effect Be.
Commissioner Taylor appears to
think that it will eventually mean the
suspension of the laws of the state
and all states, though Commissioner
Wilson does not look upon the sit
uation so seriously.
Some are of the opinion that the
state can still continue to enact laws
governing, intra-state traffic, subject
of course to the approval of the gov
ernment board. This is a question,
however, which is disputed, attention
being called to the manner in which
the government runs the postal sys
tem. No state has any right to make
laws covering the transportation of
mail, and therefore, according to
these people, the stale would have no
right to pas's legislation governing
the transportation of freieht or pas
sengers, it all having to come under
Therefore it may be among the
possibilities that the next session of
the legislature may be deprived of
the pleasure of having with it the
very able gentlemen who in former
years have represented the railroads
Its Aid to McAdoo
Lincoln. Neb.. Hec. JS.-The Ne
braska State Railway commission
today sent the following message
to Secretary McAdoo, as director
"William G. McAdoo, secretary
of the treasury, Washington. -
"To the end that the fullest pos
sible co-operation may be obtained
in the successful carrying out of
the president's plan for the opera
tion of the railroads, the Nebraska
State Railway commission hereby
tenders the use ' i
Its services are at your command.
It is respt i.u,.; s..t .
has recently made an extens v in
vestigation into the car situation
with reference to movement and
supply, the results of which are at
FULMER SETS OUT
New Department Announces
Regulations by Which Con
scriptive Men Will Be
NEBRASKA BAR TO
State Association at Its Meet
ing in Lincoln Will Choose
Names of Six Men for
Table Rock to Be Visited
By Collector of Revenues
Table Rock, Neb., Dec. 2$. (Spe-cial.)-"-Word
has been received here
from George L. Loomis, collector of
internal revenue, that a federal in
come tax officer will be sent to this
county January 26, 1918.
Aaron V. Starr, who lived in this
county for 21 years, died at Hays,
Kan., December 20, aged 85 years, He
is survived by three sons, W. H.
Starr, of Allison, Colonel George V.
Sarr of Hays, Kan., and John E.
Sarr of Pawnee City.
A school consolidation meeting
was recently held in Lewiston. west
of here, at which were present rep
resentatives of six school districts
in Pawnee county and four in John
son county. Miss Elsie Hammond,
superintendent of Pawnee county
schools, and Superintendent L. C.
Custer of Johnson county, and Super
intendent J. T. Trauernicht of Gage
county, were present and gave short
talks. Should the proposition meet
with favor, a modern school of 12
grades will be constructed at Lewis
ton. Miss Marie Katherine Segur of
Atchison, Kan., who was born and
grew to womanhood in Pawnee
county, was married recently to
Searles Tracy Holman.
Farmers' Association Will
Banquet Saturday Night
Seward, Neb., Dec. 28. (Special.)
Farmers' association of Seward
county w'll hold a banquet Saturday
night. Five hundred guests have ac
Uine Andrews suffered a broken
collar bone yesterday when he was
thrown from the running board of an
automobile as it rounded a curve. He
was standing on the running board
when the accident occurred.
Seward already has subscribed more
than 7.00(1 to the Red Cross.
"I he county bandage circle made
and shipped 28,742 surgical dressings
to France last week.
(Krom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 28. (Special. )-The
Nebraska State Bar association,
which met in Lincoln today, will have
two important matters to consider be
fore it adjourns.
One of these is the endorsement of
candidates for the supreme bench,
three f whom must h elected at the
1918 election. The judges whose time
expires with the coming year are
Hamer, Letton and Hose. Neither of
the three as yet has made anv o;'Va!
announcement that they will stand for
re-e'ection, but it is generally sup
posed no strenuous elTort will he
nip.iie by either to ward off the honors
of a no"iinnt'on. Six candidates must
be nominated under the nonpartisan
.a,v, irom which the people will elect
The incorporation of the associa
tion and the requirement of registra
tion and licenses for all members
must be acted upon.
District Boards Must
Retain Draft Records
(From a Staff Correfionilent.
Lincoln, Dec. 28. (Special.) Ac
cording to instructions from Provost
Marshal Crowder to the governor,
practically all the records of the first
draft are now on file in the offices
of district boards. In accordance
with the plan of the new regulations
to make local boards the offices of
record it will be necessary, as soon
as it can be done without interfering
with the present rush, for the district
boards to return to local boards -their
records under the first draft. Rec
ords of men who have returned ques
tionnaires should be filed with their
questionnaires and other records
should be filed conveniently and pre
served. Finance Committee of A. 0.
U. W. Meets at Grand Island
Grand Island, Neb., Dec. 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The grand finance
committee of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen of Nebraska con
cluded a two days' session tonight.
The usual routine of examining the
records of the grand lodge office and
clearing up the work of the last year
was transacted, besides allowing $26.
000 death claims on beneficiary fund.
Although the order lost half of its
membership by adopting the rational
fraternal congress rates the work of
building up the jurisdiction on a more
substantial basis is progressing successful!
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Dec. 28. (Special.) The
new department of vocational train
ing, of which C. A. Fulmer has just
been selected as commissioner for
Nebraska, has set forth the following
rules tc be used for emergency work:
Conscripted men of each county
available for school.
Course of study, weeks or months,
including all lines of mechanical and
Each conscripted man must have
at the close of his training a certifi
cate bearing the name of the dean,
the chancellor and the secretary of
the state board.
Conscripted men, if not recently ex
amined, must be examined before en
trance to the school.
If .t conscripted man is found un
able to do the work, he must be noti
fied at once.
All instruction must be free.
Classes .nay be conducted daily or
in the evening as the case permits.
An exact record must be made of
each conscripted man and the same
must he reported to the State Federal
Information is given concerning
state organization for emergency calls
for mechanical men not including con
scriptive men, along the following
Collection of carpenters from at
least 18 to 40 years.
Blacksmiths from 18 to 40 years.
Masons from 18 to 40 years. J
Plumbers from 18 to 40 vears.
Klectricians from 18 to 40 vears.
Telephone operators from 18 to 40 1
Foundry men. :
The wi rk of the department will
be centralized in the state university. I
Lieut. Fisher Visits Beatrice
Before Leaving for France
Beatrice. Neb., Dec. 28. (Special.)
Lieutenant J. Ed C. Fisher of this
city, who left last summer with the J
Fifth regiment for Camp Cody, N. ,
M., arrived yesterday for a visit with
f.imilv. Hf will Saturday i
for Hobokcn, N. J., and thence for
Frank Shoemaker, who was for a
number of years engaged in farming
near Odell, this county, died at Den
ver Thursday, aged 40 years. He is
survived by a widow, three sons and
a daughter. The body was brought
to Odell for interment.
Sheriff Acton and his son, Deputy
Sheriff Acton, and family moved into
the new county jail yesterday, which
was recently completed at a cost of
Meredith Phillips and Miss Mattie
Yetter of Wymore were married at
the home of the bride's parents at j
that place, Kev. Allen (. hamberlain
The coldest weather in weeks pre
vails at this point, the temperature
dropping to 0 below zero this morn
ing. The Gage county war work com
mittee held a meeting at the Commer
cial club rooms Thursday afternoon
and made plans to adopt a uniform
record card index system of the resi
dents of every township in Gage
i John Bock of Oketo. Kan., and Miss
Carrie Masek of Odell were married
I at St. Mary's Catholic church at Odell.
Father McKenna officiating.
Edward Kennedy and Miss Carrie
I Knowles, both of this city, were mar
! ried at Moline, 111., yesterday.
Publication of Information Giv
en in Questionnaire Causes
Embarrassment and Brings
(From ,1 Stuff Corrrspondeiit. )
Lincoln, Dec. 2S (Special.) Pub
lication of information given in
the questionnari -s does not meet the
approval of Captain W. L. Anderson,
state provost marshal, and this, 1
morning he issueo. the following in- a story published in a Lincoln news
strurtions to boards: 1 paper, which said that a certain Lin-
"Your particular attention is call-1 coin man, whose case was in doubt
ed to Section 11, S. S. R., prohibit-! when before the district board in the
ing the divulging of certain infornia-! first draft, and who finally received
tion cont.- 'ned in the questionnaire. ! an exemption, states in his question
The intent of the regulation covers "aire that he has invested $176,000
also the information obtained bv ; in the enterprise in which he is en-
any of you in t!ie course of vour , gaged, while his statement in regard
duty under the selective service law,
whether in assisting registrants in
answering questionnaire or in mak
ing physical examination of regis
trants or in any other matter, and
you and each of you are tequ red
therefore to hold such information
as privileged and to refuse to divulge
or impart same except as provided in
such Section 11. S. S. R."
The order is issued as the result of
to taxes shows he paid taxes on an
investment of $7..i00.
Bank President at Peoria
Held Without Bail.
Peoria, III., Dec. 28.-E. A. Straust,
the bank president, who killed his
cashier, Berne M. Mead, recently,
was held without bail on a murder
charge by verdict of a coroner's jury
From Oot Mot Neighlbops
Forrest Kins of Camp Funjton, spent
Christmas fit his home ho-f.
Mrs. Ira Turnbul! and children of Cht
(Kgo, aro vMtlns: her parents, Mr. and
Mr. I. L. Horn.
Superintendent and Mm. F. K. towers
spent Christmas with relatives at IJtberty.
Th short course under tho direction of
the extension department of th Vntver
slty of Nebraska will be held hero next
Miss Marlon Brown, who Is attending the
Ward-Helmont school at Nashville, Tenn.,
Is upending the holidays at her home here.
J. S. Htrawn spent Christina with rela
tives at Shelton.
Miss Agnes Spearman who teaches near
Avoca, Is spending Christinas at her home
Judge and Mrs. James T. Begley of
Plattsmouth, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hayhow Christmas.
Miss I.eta Fate went to Valley Thursday
for a few days' visit with friends.
Mrs. C. B. Tower and Misses Edna and
Eliza Wilson entertained the Woman'n
club Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Tower The afternoon was spent in
Hod Cross sewing.
left Friday for Demlng, N". M., to visit
Frank Comta. Jr.
Norman l.ovell of Saltna, Kan., wss home
Oliver Haney. physical director In the
schools at McGregor. Ia., is visiting hts par
Mrs. K. W. Swain with her two sons. Bob
and Jnrk, Is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. .Dates.
Pavld Hogarth, from Fort Leavenworth,
visited hla parents this week.
Schools of Nebraska
Spend Near 12 Millions
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Dec. 28. (Special.) Ac
cording to a report prepared by
State Superintendent V. II. Gem
mons. the schools of the state spent
during the list school year, which end
ed July, 1917, the sum of $11,921,859.05.
There are 9.? counties, 7,250 school
districts, 7,699 school houses and 12,
697 teachers are employed, of whom
1.448 are menand 11,249 women. The
average monthly salary paid the men
teachers was $75.80, while the women
teachers received $53.10.
Wisner Red Cross Drive Closes
With "lotal of 1,363 Members
Wisner, Xeb., Dec. 28. (Special.)
While the figures are not ' all in
on the membership drive for the Red
Cross, there are enough to denote
a successful outcome. I'p to date
there are reported 1,368 members and
$1,826 in money collected.
Mrs. G eorge Maloney. one of the
early settlers of Cuming county,
died at her home in Wisner last
night after a long illness. She leaves
her husband and several children.
Miss Lillian Morrow spent Christmas at
her homo in Tekamah.
Mrs. Frank Whltmore, who has been ill
with rheumatism, is slowly Improving.
Mrs. Irvlnn Presba and James went to
Heemer Wednesday to visit Mrs. Fresba's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sharp.
Mrs. Harry Peterson went to Wisner
Wednesday to visit her parents and also
her brother, who belongs to the coast
artillery and Is at home on a brief fur
lough. ? . is. McCold of Logan. Ia., returned to
her homo Wednesday after spending a
few days with her daughter, Mrs. Laur
Mrs. J. M. Williams and Miss Ada Wil
liams of Fremont, spent Thursday at the
home of Mr and Mrs. F. C. Kennedy.
Itev. McAllister of Crelghtnn, Neh., was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kennedy
during his stay in Valley.
Mrs. F. C. Kd.nedy, Helen and Ethel.
went to Fremont Friday for a visit at the j
home of Mr. and Mrs J. M. Williams. j
Th" fune al services for Mrs. Kut.en j
Ritthaler. who was kilted when their auto
was In ( by a train at Valley, were held .
at the home Thursday afternoon. A Chris
tian Science service was used and inter
ment was in Kidgo cemetery, Fremont,
The First Baptist church of Valley, will
unite night services with the Presbyterians
In the Presbyterian church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pyck arrived Mon
day evening tn spend Christmas with Mrs.
Jiyck's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ft'
gerald. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
The Methodist Episcopal Sunday school
gave a musical cantata at the church Mon
day night. The Preshyterlan Sunday school
had a short and informal program, taking
a Christmas offering for foreign missions
and closing with a lunch and social hour.
The First Haptist. church gave an en
tertainment and program Christmas night
in the church In the country.
Mit-s Bernice Elwell of Odar Rapids. Is
spending the holidays here with her par
ents. Mrs. L. A. Bat -s spent Christmas with
her mother, Mrs. H. B. Kelley, In Peru.
Miss Iva Singleton of Missouri, Is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Frank Adair, Jr.
Henry Schultz of Foynette, Wis., Is vis
iting his uncle, J. C. Gelb.
Ernest lirawner of Boston. Is visiting at
the home of his mother. Mrs. U. O. Brawner.
L. A. Bates spent the fore part of the
week with his son. Ford, In Columbus.
Lieutenant Dr. A. J. Pedjrs of Fort Riley
is spending the week here with his father
Mrs. Frank Inhelder and children of Wis
ner are spending the week with Mr. and
Mrs. Ivow Nichols.
Frank Snide, Clarence Nicholson, Joe El
well and Lloyd Wright motored here from
Camp Funston the fore part of the week.
Abe Botorff of Rosalia, Ore., Is here vis.
Itlng hlH parents.
Mrs. Frank Comte and Mrs. John Miller
Misses Merna Nutxman and Lena
Schmidt are here from Hamlet, for a visit
with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. George Rhackley and
daughter, Margaret, spent Tuesday with
C. O. Hollenberger, who Is stationed at
the Oreat Lakes training station, spent
Christmas with his parent. Mr. and Mr.
W. A. Hollenberger.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nutzman and sons,
are here from Bertrand tor a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McGrady spent Christ
mas with relatives at Weeping Water. John
Fieselman, who Is stationed at Newport,
It. 1., was here this week (or a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ruhge of Denver
ere spending tho week with relatives here.
Misses Gladys and Beth Graham are
home for Peru to spend the holidays.
Misses Elsie and Luella Opp, who are
teac hing at Talmags and Lorton, are hers
for tho holidays.
Miss Francis Oearhnrt of EMora, la.. Is
here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Gearhart.
Misses SMnia and Clara Marquardt, who
are teaching In the Omaha schools, are
spending their holiday vacation with rela
tives in this city.
Herman Behrns and family and Miss
Mamie Hlllman were Omaha visitors Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Fleselman were at
Hickman for a visit with relatives this
J. R, Peekham and family are here from
Chappe, Neb., to spend a few days.
Nicholas Trook was over from Syracuse
to spend Christmas with his mother.
Misses Mattie and Huby Nutman, who
aro t-aching at Dorchester and Douglas,
are visiting st tho limo of their parents,
.Mr. and Mrs. E. Nutzman.
Jack Betts left last week for a few
weeks visit with relatives in Colorado.
Claud Durham has gone to Chadron,
where hs expects to remain until March.
Mrs. Anna Meyer and daughters, Clara
and Klla, were visiting relatives at Berlin
Mrs Blrdlo Woodson and son Wilbur,
are here from Council Bluffs, spend
ing tho week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Fahnestock In this city.
Orlando Tefft was a Weeping Water
Mrs. Fred Kuhnhenn Is visiting relatives
George Hnrshman and Dick Neumelster
left Wednesday for a trip to Perkins
Mrs. Walllck of Seward wss here this
week for a visit with relatives.
W. H. Thlele and family were at Berlin
Christmas to spend tho day with relatives.
Albert Johnson was down from "Weeping
Water for a visit wllh his son, Asa John
ton. Miss Bernice Nutaman. who Is attend
ing school at Bertrand, Is spending the week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nuti
man, south of town.
George D. Maseman and family wera
visiting at Syracuse Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barter of Louisville,
were here Thursday for a visit at the
J. C. Zlmmerer was a business visitor
at Omaha Thursday.
refund money if it fails. 25c
Boyd Vilteg Shows 100 Per
Cant Rating in Red Cross;
Ilutte, Neb.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
The village of Flristow. Bovd count v.
is 1011 per cent Red Cross, every man.
woman and child belonging. Boyd
county has doubled its membership
and excelled its quota by 15 per cent.
Extraordinary Special Event!
Our Old Fashioned Four-Piece
Suit Sale, with many new
features, is now on
COME IN and look around. It won't cost you
anything to compare these woolens with val
ues to be found elsewhere. Fix this location
firmly in your mind
COR. 15TH and HARNEY STS.
Berg Suit Ma
We are facing a serious wool shortage
Consequently it has been recommended that in so far ns possible, cotton
made fabrics should be substituted for all-wool fabrics in the manufac
ture of clothing for civilian use.
Nobody Knows What the Future Holds For Us
This Much We Do Know Now:
That the Berg
present stocks of winter clothine have boon made fron
ALL WOOL fabrics and there is scarcely a perceptible
increase on our former suit and overcoat prices.
While Our Stocks Last
You have the opportunity of providing for your future
needs at very much less than you will have to pay later
for inferior merchandise.
Provide for next season take advantage now.
In the Most Wanted Stylet.
Fashioned by the World's Best Makers.
$2.50 to $7.50
Shirt Underwear, Hosiery Flannel Shirt
Sweaters Wool and Skin Gloves Winter Caps
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