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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1918)
: CUPID'S SPEEDWAY
! III CAPITAL CITY
III NEED OF REPAIR
Edith Maguire Prefers Carbolic
!: Acid Route to Honeymoon
Trail; Attorney Threat
N , ened With Divorce.
(From Staff Correspondent) '
Lincoln, Jan. 5 (Special.) The
honeymoon trail as a popular high
way to matrimonial bliss does not
appear to be in a very good state of
repair in the region of Nebraska's
capital city, and travelers who may
have aspirations to set out along that
road are finding obstacles.
A young and well known attorney
of the city who less than a year ago
started out to make the trip was to
day confronted with proceedings for
a divorce, though the papers were
withdrawn before the courts had been
Last night Miss Edith Maguire,
winsome lass of 19 who was to have
married Louis D. Abrogast this morn
ing, the license having been already
issued, took a dose of carbolic .acid
and today lies in a local hospital, un
conscious, though she may recover,
The girl less than a year age had been
given a divorce from a former hus
band who had not made life's path
way a rosy one, and it appears that
prospects of future happiness did not
appeal to her, though strains of the
wedding march could be heard in the
Geraldine Gray Becomes'
Bride of Alfred Burr
Columbus, Neb.,' Jan. S. (Special
Telegram.) Culminating in a ro
mance during their student days at the
University of Nebraska, Geraldine
Gray, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Clinton C Gray, one of the most
prominent families of this city, and
Alfred E. Burr of Omaha, were united
in marriage at 4 o'clock this afternoon
at the home of the bride's parents.
Rev. Thomas Griffiths of the Fed
erated church officiated. The bride's
brother, Myron Gray, acted as best
Tastily arranged pink Killarney
roses and southern smilax and an
abundance of asparagus fern gave the
home a beautiful setting.
Simplicity marked the ceremony.
Miss Elsie Griffiths sang. Mrs. W
S. Evans played the wedding march.
As'sistii.g at the punch table was
Miss Esther Lubker, and in the din
ing room were Mrs. Myron Gray,
Mrs. George Williams of Albion,
Mrs. C L. Greenwell, Miss Reeder
and Miss Josephine lluse of Fuller
ton; Only relatives and immediate
friends were in attendance. , 1
. Mrs. Burr was graduated from the
University of Nebraska in the class
of 1914 and was a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta. Mr. Burr was grad
uated from the law college of the
same institution in 1910 and was
member of Delta Upsilon. He is
now connected with the Bankers' Re
alty Investment company of Omaha.
The couple left for a short honey
moon trip to Chicago and upon their
return will make their home at the
New St Regis apartments in Omaha.
Want Potash Case . $
' ' ' Hearing Advanced
. (From a Staff Correpondnt)
Lincoln, Jan. 5. -(Special.) Appli
cation was made to the supreme court
today by F. A. Cumbow to have the
"potash'' , case before the supreme
court advanced to an early hearing.
It is alleged by Mr. Cumbow that
the state is losing money by the fail
tire of the courts to settle the owner
ship of school land leases, the con
troversy being one in which the right
of the state to give mineral leases to
land already held under agricultural
lease is questioned.
In this case the Fawn Lake Ranch
company holds an agricultural lease
on certain school lands of the state
on which are situated lakes with' valu
able potash deposits. The state board
of educational lands, has leased the
mineral rights to these lakes to Mr.
Cumbow, who has been enjoined from
entering in and developing the potash
deposits by the Fawn Lake Ranch
company. ' ' ' . .
Urge Settlement In ; ; v
v v Labor Controversy
, v (Tron a 8tff Corrmpondsnt.)
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 5, (Special,)
Attorney General Willis E. Reed has
received a letter from Anson E. Bige
low,counsed for the striekrs in the
recent labor controversy in Omaha,
urging that quick action be made in
the settlement of the court contro
versy before sprink work opens.
Mr. Bigelow thinks the matter
should bi settled one way or the
other so that parties in controversy
would know their exact standing by
the time that-the new working season
, opens. t,
Sidney Enterprise is
f New Independent Paper
'Sidney, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special Tel
egram,) the Money tnterpnse, a
new weekly publication, entered the
field of journalism here today by pub
lishing volume I. No. 1. The paper is
edited by Perry 'and Caroline Coler.
' former publishers of the Norton
County (Kan.) News. The paper will
be independent in politics.
Soldiers' Home Notes.
Grand I.l.nd, ' Jan. i. (Special.) Mr.
Pt La veil went to Omaha ymUrday ot
abend a month with hop daughter.
Mra. Sarah Oard and her daughter and
family motored from Manhattan,' Kan..
Mr. W. B. Jonea ha rttvrned from
Omaha. ' i
7 Or. Lm W. Edwards, 24th
and Farnam, wUW to call the
public's attention to tho Chiro
practic talk on Pag 2-B.
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Captain Earl Whitcomb of Fre
mont Beaches Bedside of
Parent From Dexning; Will
Enforce Sunday Law.
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. E. L. Whitcomb.
who suffered a paralytic stroke last
Monday, died at the family home here
Saturday morning. She was 60 years
of age and was a native of Illinois.
Her husband, four sons and one
daughter are the close surviving rel
atives. Captain Earl Whitcomb of
Camp Cody, New Mexico, a son, and
Sergeant Fred Suchland of Camp
Funston, a son-in-law arrived before
Mrs. Whitcomb died.
Fremonters in Flood.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dibble, former
Fremont residents, reside in the
flooded district below Everett, Wash.,
where thousands of acres of land
have been covered with water, re
sulting in heavy property loss. Many
homes were swept away, Mr. Dibble
writes to his son in Fremont when
the big power dam above Everett
gave way. - Residents of the valley
were caught and forced to take
refuge in the upstairs of their homes.
Hundreds of head of cattle and chick
ens were drowned. In many instances
live stock was placed in the barnloft.
iFumaee Start Fire.
Fire believed to have been caused
by an overheated furnace caused
damage estimated at $3,500 at the
Lome of Jake Kavich Saturday fore
noon. The household goods and fur
nishings were badly, damaged bv
smoke and water. The loss is partial
ly covered by insurance.
To Enforce Sunday Law.
Mayor W. C. Wiley notified Fre
mont merchants that the ordinance
requiring the closing of all stores
handling merchandise ' on Sunday
would be enforced to the letter. Con
fectionery stores will be permitted to
keep open. A Fremont merchant who
failed to comply with the early clos
ing Thursday evening was called be
fore the defense council authorities
and required to explain. He prom
ised to observe the rule in the future.
Farmer Must Explain. ' 11
Henry Dierks, a prominent farmer
of Pohocco precinct, and his daugh
ter Miss Marion, were taken to Wa
hoo to appear before the defense
council authorities and explain some
remarks they had made regarding the
Red Cross. Mr. Dierks' and his
hA been rharsred with cir
culation' story that Red Cross money
H not always used tor tne purpose
for which it is intended. Mr. Dierks
subscribed $100 to the Red Cross
fund and promised to support the so
ciety in the future. The daughter
was warned asrainst making any fur
ther remarks antagonistic to the
Kendall in France.
H. W. Kendall, former secretary of
the Fremont Young Men'a Christian
association, has landed at a French
port and is now engaged in Young
Men's Christian association war work,
according to information that reached
Fremont friends. Mr. Kendall was in
Fremont six weeks ago attending the
boys' state conference of the Young
Men's Christian association. He was
on his way to France at that time.
He had been engaged in war work
at San Antonio, Tex. i .
Many 'Firemen to Come.
President Harry Hauser of the Ne
braska State Volunteer Firemen s
association received word today that
the Ord delegation will come to Fre
mont for the convention January 15,
16 and 17 with a band. Cedar Bluffs
will be represented on the opening
day of the convention with a large
delegation from the fire department
at that place and a band. The local
committee is making plans to enter
tain 500 delegates. A banquet, dance,
moving pictures and other entertain
ment are on tne program.
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Sweater Style Set
By Hastings Woman
Hastings, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Joseph B. Krai
of this city thought she had fol
lowed the official directions to the
last detail when she finished a
sweater for the Hastings Red
Cross chapter and her mistake
would not have been discovered if
the superior form of the garment
had" not attracted the attention of
the inspector at headquarters.
She had used the slip and knit
stitch and otherwise deviated from
the instructions. The garment was
sent in a separate package to the
division headquarters at Chicago
and now word has come from the
supreme authority on knitting
there, that hereafter the proper
way to knit sweaters will be the
wrong way, or the one Mrs. Krai
discovered without knowing it. The
Krai pattern has been adopted of
ficially for the entire division.
Arnold Couple Celebrate
Golden Wedding New Year's
Arnold. Neb., Jan. 5. Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Mathews celetrated their golden
wedding at their home in this city on
New Year's day. About 60 in
vited guests were present to enjoy the
occasion, which was mostly made up
of old residents of this vicinity.
Fifty years ago Mr, and Mrs. Math
ews , were united in marriage at
Greenwood, Cass county, this state.
Mr. Mathews is a veteran of the civil
war, and has been a resident of Ne
braska since the close of the war.
Their four children were at home
to enjoy the celebration, Mrs. Wm.
Milligan and two little sons, Mr. and
Msr. Art Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Holmes and E. T. Mathews. The
latter, in company with his wife, came
from Pocatella, Idaho. Four genera
tions of the family were present
Killed by Fast Train.
Gothenburg. Neb.. Tan. 5. (Spe
cial.) Joe' Wilson, who was home to
spend the holidays with his parents,
was instantly killed at Willow Island
this afternoon by being struck by the
Overland Limited train. He was
watching a freight train going east
and failed to see the passenger train
coming. His body was - thrown 72
In Autos in Nebraska
(From a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special.)
Automobiles have increased in Ne
braska from. 25,617 in 1913 to 148,.
101, according to figures prepared
by Secretary of State Pool for five
years. The list does not include
Douglas county increased from
1,815 to 12,916, and Lancaster from
1,781 to 8,276. Garden county in
creased from 17 to 530, Morrill from
22 to 755. The total number for the'
different years was: 1913, 25,617;
1914, 40,929; 1915, 59,140; 1916, 100,
535, and 1917, 148101.
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Human Nature is pretty much the same the world over.
Six months ago I opened my office in the Securities Build
ing (then called the Kose Building), and openly stated I
intended to introduce my new local anaesthetic to the
people of Omaha, and also promised to prove (by doing
it) that better dentistry could be given everyone for much
less than the fees then charged by other really high class
Immediately I was referred to as "The man from the
west," partly as a joke, and the prediction made that I
would "not last long'.' and would soon "go the way of
others." vv". -
Today the little "prophets" are wondering what has hap
pened to their former big "profits."
I do not flatter myself that I could make much of a success
in a city so well supplied with Dentists, unless the PEO
PLE MADE THAT SUCCESS POSSIBLE BY GIVING ME
THEIR CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT.
I also know full well that had I not been SINCERE, and
actually GIVEN the public Superior Dentistry at Lower
prices, and positively prove'd that my new anaesthetic
DID eliminate unnecessary painand wai safe and free
from after effects I could not have gained nor kept the
confidence of the public.
Today 1 venture to say there is no larger practice in
Omaha than mine, yet I have built this up in six months,
instead of ten years. ; . ,
Ten years from today if my practice is no larger than it
is today no larger than that of other old timers I will
certainly feel I have failed somehow in my duty to myself
and the public and deserve to lose out while another
"Man from the West" steps in with new ideas and keener
business methods and supplants me in the minds of the
423-428 Securities Bid sr. 16th and Farnam Streets,
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ARE BEING CALLED
Enrollment Officers Appointed
to Procure Nebraska's Quota
of Twenty Thousand
Skilled Laborers. v
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 5. (Special.) -In re
sponse to the call from the govern-'
ment for 20.000 skilled laborers which
are needed within the next few
months for the Puget Sound navy
yards, State Director George E. Nor
man, of the United State public serv
ive reserve, is now appointing enroll
ment officers throughout the state to
handle the work. v
The United States Department pf
Labor states that the northwest mtfst
furnish the men, and that the success
of the whple plan depends upon the j
energy and efficiency of the enroll-J
ment agents. Men are needed rtgnt
away for positions rquiring workers
in making munitions, equipment and
supplies for our boys at the front. A
vast number of trained artisans will
be needed for building s'hips, and
almost an eaual number for the navy.
To get them where they are needed,
men must be induced to leave their
peace-time jobs and serve the coun
try in industry essential to war.
In Epochal Speech, v
Backs U. S, War Aims
(Continued From Pag One.)
villages and their inhabitants, he as
serted, had been repudiated emphat
ically by the central powers, and the
rest of their so-called otters are ai
most entirely a refusal of all conces
sions. On one point only were they
clear under no circumstances would
German's demand for the restoration
of the whole of her colonies be de
parted from. . All principles of self
determination vanished. ' i
The premier declared that unless
treaties "were to be upheld it was ob
vious that no treaty pf peace would
be worth the paper on which it was
Premier Lloyd George said that an
independent Poland comprising all
genuinely Polish elements who de
sired to participate was an urgent ne-
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As regarding the German consti
tution, Mr. Lloyd George said,Great
Britain was not fighting to destroy it.
although it considered a military auto
cratic constitution a dangerous an
Speaking with regard to th. dis
position -of the German colonies, the
"We regard as vital," said the pre
mier, "the legitimate claims of the
Italians for onion with those of their
own race and tongue.
"We also mean to press that jus
tice be done to the men of Roumanian
blood and speech."
'Reparation means recognition,"
the premier said. "Unless interna
tional right is recognized by insist
ence on payment for injury done in
defiance of its canons it can never be
a reality. Next comes the 'estora
tion of Serbia, Montenegro and the
occupied parts of France, Italy and
Roumania. The t complete with
drawal of alien armies and reparation
for injustice is the fundamental con
dition of a permanent peace."
"Nobody who knows Prussia and
her designs toward Russia can doubt
her ultimate intention, Mr. , Lloyd
George said. "Whatever phrases she
uses to delude Russia she does not
mian to surrender any of the Russian
provinces and cities now occupied.
Under one name or another they will
henceforth be part of the Prussian
dominions ruled by the Prussian
sword-and the rest of the Russias
will be enticed or bullied into com
plete economic and ultimate political
Reparation for Belgium.
The premier said the first require
ments always made by the British and
their allies had been complete restora
tion of the political, territorial and
economic independence of Belgium,
and such reparation as could be made
for the devastation ofits towns and
Thiswas no demand for war indem
nity, but insistence on the fact that
every section of our two
combined stocks, now under
one roof, such values as you
cannot afford to ,miss values
that will fit your Furniture
Shopping List; values that up
root all doubt from your mind,
that we certainly save you
money bow on your household
needs, crowd our eight large
salesrooms. Like the old year's
close the old store at 17th and
Howard, is no longer In opera
tion. With the New Year's dawn
our two large stocks arranged
in one, Into long lines of de
pendable values on every floor,
are awaiting you. With our
operating expense decreased,
and our combined organization
under one roof with our means
of service and value-giving cor-'
respondlngly increased, Is our
New Year's pledge and greeting
to our customers and friends for
.Spinet and Household Desks, in Mahog
any and Oak.
This Spinet Desk, a value,-in Solid Ma
hogany, $28.75. v '
Other Desks, $9.00, $11.50, $12,
Values for the Dining Room
The Buffet, "Walnut," 60-in., $42.50.
The Table, "Walnut," 54-inch top, at
The China Cabinet, "Walnut," $47.50.
The Chairs' to match, in leather or hair
cloth seats, $11.50 each.
Odd China Cabinets and Buffets in Oaks
at these values $13.75. $16.50,
$18.75, $21.75, $26.50, $31.00.
Values for the Bed
Wood Beds In every wood and
$ 8.50 811:50 S13.50
$14.50 S16.75 818.50
Dresser values from 313.75 to
$24.00 in Oak.
Dresser values from SI 8.00 Jto
S35.00 in Walnut and Mahogany.
9x12 Brussels Rugs, one lot of values, $21.50
9x12 Velvet Rugs, one lot ot values, $23.50.
9x12 Axmlnster Rugs (extra quality), values,
Coco Mats, 951.
Assortment of Wool Fibre Rugs, 27x54, 954.
HE SAVE YOU
HOWARD STREET BET. 1STH AND lfiTH.
L.r .u... onnlit ti anv hooe
stable peace this great breach of pub
lic law in Europe must be repudiated
and so far as possible rtpured
"Although we agree with President
Wilson that the breaking up of Austria-Hungary
is no part of our war
aims," he continued, "we feel that un
less genuine self-government on true
dembcratic principles is granted those
Austro-Hungarian nationalities who
have long desired it, it is impossible
to hope for removal of those causes
of unrest in. that part of Europe wnicn
so long have threatened its genuine
peace." ,, ,
Outside of Europe, Mr. Lloyd
George went on, he believed the same
principles should be applied. He
Recognition For Each.
"While we do not challenge main-,
tenance of the Turkish empire in the
home lands of the Turkish race, with
its capital Constantinople the pas
sage between the Mediterranean and
the Black Sea being internationalized
and centralized Arabia. Armenia,
Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine are,
in our judgment, entitled to recogni
tion of their separate national condi
tions." The premier told his hearers much
had been said about the arrangements
Great Britain had made w ihtits allies
on this and other subjects. He could
only say that as new circumstances
had changed the condition? in which
the arrangements were made, the gov
ernment was always ready to discus
them with the allied nations.
War Is Barbarism.
"One regrettable omission we no
tice in the proposal of the central
powers," he said. "We believe a great
attempt must be made to establish a
great international organization as a
means of settling international dis
putes. War is a relic of barbarism
and as law hassur.ceededviolence in
the settlement of individuals' disputes,
so it is destined to settle national con
troversies. Injury Must Be Indemnified.
"We are fighting for a just and last
This "Wing Chair, done in
Tapestry and Velour, a value
Others Chairs and Rockers
$12.75 to $40.00
(Ask to see these values.)
This Lihrary Table, William
and Mary style, in Mahogany, -a
More than 100 Library and
Living Room Tables are
shown. Some of the big val
ues in this section are in
Fumed Oak and Mahogany.
$8.75 to $27.50
Overstuffed Wing Rockers,
in Spanish Leather, Tapestry'
and Velour coverings. Values
from $16.75 to $47.50.
A long line
Rockers at these values $3.75
$4.25, $5.25, $6.75,
$7.50 to $12.75.
A Suite similar to illustration in Jacobean
Oak, including Buffet, Table, China Cabinet
and Chairs, $120.00.
Extra values in Dining Tables range at
$10.50, $12.75, $14.50, $16.75,
Golden Oak ones as low in
$27.50 54-inch Plank Top. '
Values in Carpet Sweepers
A guaranteed "Vac" Sweeper, $3.90.
?ood. serviceable Carpet Sweeper,
Bissell's Sweepers in all the grades.
MONEY THERE ARE REASONS
ing peace," the . premier declared.
"These conditions must be fulfilled:
Firstly, the sanctity of treaties re-established;
secondly, territorial settle
ment based on the right of self-determination
or the consent of the gov
erned; lastly, creation of an interna
tional organization to limit armaments
and diminish the probability . of war.
"To secure those conditions the
British empire is prepared to make
even greater sacrifices.
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A big Wing Rocker, exactly as
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This Rocker, William and
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A similar Rocker, in Mahogany,
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Values in Bed Spreads
Large size Cotton Blankets, pah,
Large size Heavy Blankets, pair,
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