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THE UMAHA SUIVUAr BEE: JAINUAKY 20, 1918.
U. S. CONTROL IS
NOT EXTENDED TO
: Director McAdoo Tells Senate
,f j Committee That Unneces
':! j sary Lfnes Will Be Dropped
. by Government.
(; .Washington, Jan. 19. In explain
jUjing the purposes of the administra
jjiijtion railroad legislation, Director
General McAdoo told the senate
interstate commerce committee to
;'day that he did not propose to keep
.. control of any unnecessary lines, nor
.ijjl have the government compensate
' '! those not taken over.
"As far as I can see after thrfe
!;!;?weeks' preliminary investigation,"
j;;; said Mr. McAdoo, "I don't contem-
plate taking over any roads not
i necessary for the government's war
purposes, and if some interests neces
! sarily get hurt they will have to
i stand .it."
fl - May Take Over Canals.
'. Director McAdoo said that If
;;; should develop that operation of ca-
nals was necessary they nv.jht be
j;:! taken over. He added that operation
v; also will be extended to inland water
Jrector McAdoo was told by sen
ators that small independent short
lines feared bankruptcy if the govern
'.! ment took control of the large trunk
' lines and that the government should
. take over all railroads, large or small.
' '. "I can't tell yet," McAdoo replied,
.. "what will be essential for the pur
poses of the war. . The treasury, al
, ready overburdened, can't be called
upon to reimburse for real, imaginary
, or indirect injury.
t ' . Doesn't Want Cripples.
"I don't think the government
.,, should draft into its seYvice a needless
; railroad any more than it should
j draft a cripple into the military serv
1 ' ice. There is no intention to do anv
injustice to the short lines. They will
,.: be helped as far as possible consistent
'.' with the needs of the nation."
Chairman Smith suggested that the
;: short lines are in a difficult situation
" because of the sudden transition of
;. the transportation systems from a
' competitive to a controlled basis.
' , "It seems to me," McAdoo replied,
"that the short lines are hollering be
I'. fore they're hit. The bill ought to
;, provide compensation for railroads
; only that are really used and injured."
. Will Compensate Railroads.
H "At to railroads taken 6ver. com-
::! pensation is provided undet the law
we are going to pass. As to those
outside it seems to me any injury is a
matter for the courts to determine. I
don't believe the law should require
compensation to railroads whether
the government needs them or not
"There is no disposition tc. rip any
body up the back. It's the govern
ment's desire to treat small as well
as big roads as equitably as is possi
ble as far as is compatible with public
use and interest.
"All the lines excluded from gov
ernment control ought to be kept go
ing, encouraged and treated by the
government with utmost ."airness and
BIG SUM RAISED
(Contlnvrd From Pate One.)
paign. The First Presbyterian
church has held back because of the
drain on its people in building the
handsome new church building re
cently completed. "We expect to get
into the campaign sooner or later,"
said Rev. Edwin Hart Jenks of the
First Presbyterian church, "but thus
far I have not given the word because
the drain has been so heavy from
other sources on our members and
on Omaha people in general. We
Presbyterians are working on a $10,
000,000 national fund and we in
Omaha expect to do our part when
the time comes. There is already
some $6,000,000 in the fund of the
Dr. Hingeley is President.
Dr. J. B. Hingeley of Chicago is
president of the international coun
cil of pension agents of Protestant
Among the notable increases in
pension funds for the year. 1917, in
the annual conferences of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church are:
rlrolt eot)fer'nc (MIchlfan) $0fl,00
Nebraska conference 420,000
Nw England oonfaranc 228,000
Central Pennsylvania, eonf rno . . , . 200,000
Rock Jllvar conference (Chicago
and vicinity) 300,000
NorthwMt Iowa conference 171,000
Erie conference 100,000
Geneeaa conference (New York).,... 100,000
Many other conferences have re
ceived less than $100,000.
State Auditor Turns
Dow Office Supply Bill
(from a Staff Correapondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 19. (Special.) State
Aditor Smith has turned down
vouchers by two Lincoln firms for of
fice equipment and other supplies fur
nished the state engineer's office for
furnishing the new department
created by the legislature to take care
of the state aid roads. The bills
amount to $797.63.
The auditor claims that the ap
propriation fo. state aid roads did
not include office equipment.
WOOL GROWERS OF
WEST MENTION BEE
National Association at Salt
Lake City Passes Comment on
Statement Concerning Talk
by Frank Hagenbarth.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 19.
Victor Rosewater, editor of the Om
aha Bee, was denounced at this morn
ing's session of the 54th annual con
vention of the National Wool Grow
ers' association for an editorial ap
pearing in that paper in which Frank
J. Hagenbarth, president of the asso
ciation, was accused of lack of pa
triotism and assertion made that the
sheep men were getting 80 cents a
pound for wool.
Dr. J. M. Wilson of Douglas, Wyo.,
read the editorial, which he branded
as a misrepresentation of facts. He
also called attention to the fact that
the editorial was printed in the Oma
ha Bee, January 16, while Mr. Hagen
bartli's speech was not delivered be
fore the wool growers' convention
here until January 17.
All the delegates were called upon
to state if they had ever sold wool
at 80 cents a pound. Not one re
scinded that he had. Further than
that, the statement was made that
tne majority had sold, their wool at
less than SO cents a pound.
Stay Out of Speculation.
In a speech on "Marketing West
ern Wools," John D. Holliday of
Chicago, said that private gains out
side of fair business profit should not
be allowed in the sale of wool at this
time. He said that the sheep men
distinguish between fair profit and
profiteering in all their dealings,
stating that if they wished to sur
vive they should stay out of the
He declared that if 100,000.000
pounds of wool sold at one time last
year that a profit of 18 cents a pound
tnrough speculation was made and
that if the sheep men had marketed
their product properly this profit
would not have materialized.
Mr. Holiday declared that there
had been more casualties among sol
diers in the cantonments through the
lack of wool in uniforms than through
the losses caused by German guns.
He said that the government would
not fix prices on wool, mutton and
lamb so long as the sheep men
kept out of speculation, but that if
speculation prevailed, that the gov
ernment would undoubtedly step
Speech by Hag
peech by Hagenbarth.
The editorial published in The Bee
and complained of by the wool grow
ers, was based pn an Associated
Press dispatch from Salt Lake, pub
lished on the morning of January 15,
THE POPULAR PRICE CLOAK and SUIT STORE
" S Ev Cor. lGtfa and Douglas Streets
10 Days' Hustling
in New York
enables me to offer these
250 Beautiful New Winter Coats, 278 Beauti
ful New Spring Dresses, 200 New Tailored Serge
Dresses, 300 Skirts of All Descriptions just re
ceived. I rne.de a special trip and secured these
faraents et let then the materia! U worth.
Yon get them as cheap as I bought them, plus my
usual small profit. Come Monday and see the
new garment for the first time and he surprised
how Tittle they ere marked to sell for.
Ran ta en opportunity to care faihlonaMa winter
eoat at a low prioe; good style, tome et them fur Keraml
trimmadi all alias. It to 41
$9.85, $12.85, $14,85, $19,50
Cloth and Ptaih Coata, soma plain alio In far trimmed,
mad vp in Wool Valour, Bolivia, Sealetta Pluab end
Battle 8aal, all lata stylo; stsaa. IS to
$19.50, $24.50, $34.50, $39.50
Phe end Valour Coata, In plain and for trimmed, food
many exelsalv styles, htfh ereda ssrraenti. in all aiaaa
$29.50, $34.50, $39.50, $44.50
Anything left in Winter Salts will
he closed oat at any old price. A
good assortment in smell and big
; Dresses in wool serges and also Silk Dresses in all
. the latest styles and all the leading colors such as
navy blue, green, taupe, Burgundy, etc,--
$9.85. $11.85, $12.85
Dresses in better qualities in serge and silk, in all
the latest styles and the leading colors. All sizes
from misses 16 to 46
$14.85, $16.75, $19.50
Dresses In the highest grades, in swell models, some
are copies of imported French models; Dresses for
street, evening and afternoon wear-
300 Skirts They are made up in Wool Poplins,
Serges, Silk Poplins, Taffetas, Jerseys, etc, 150
of these are samples, no two alike; some very
large sizes. All go as follows:
$4.95, $5.95, $6.95,
$9.85 to $12.85
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which contained the following para
graph. "Jlr. Hagenbarth said that as a
result of the meatless days, cattle
were increasing, and thereby provid
ing a i burden which he said should
not be borne by the live stock men.
He assterted that pork should be
conserved in preference to beef."
This statement was made by Mr.
Hagenbarth in his address to the Na
tional Live Stock association then in
session, and not to the woolgrowers.
The Bee did not say he was talking
to the wool growers.
The live stock men followed the
advice of The Bee. and let the reso
lution requesting a cessation of meat
less days die in committee.
Actual Market Price.
The Bee quoted the price of wool
at around 80 cents. This was an
error. This figure was taken from a
market report that seems to have
been incorrect. Instead of the price
ranging around 80 cents on the day
the editorial was published, it was
aoove $1. For this bit of inaccuracy
The Bee apologizes to its readers,
and to the wool growers, with whom
it has no quarrel.
. No paper in the west has more con
sistently battled for the rights of tne
American flockmaster than The Bee.
In season and out, it has foughtfhe
democratic policy of free trade tajat
would destroy the flocks of the west.
It also has advised against the short
sightedness of sending lambs and un
bred ewes to market, even when the
prices were such as would tempt any
body to sell.
News of Albian.
Albion, Neb., Jan. 19. (Special.)
T. B. Bowman and sons left for
the Denver Stock show with a large
string of their pure bred horses from
their stock farm near here,
A rousing thrift stamp meeting
was held in this city to organize for
the sale of stamps. Over $6,00000
were sold at the meeting. D. V.
Blatter and H. F. Lehr addressed the
Raise Fund to Build Gym
For State Boys at Funston
Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 19. (Spe
cial.) Sergeant Joseph Martin of
Camp Funston is at home on leave to
collect a fund of $2,000 in this dis
trict to be added to $10,000 to be
gathered in the rest of the state for a
Nebraska boys' gymnasium in the
camp. At a meeting of interested
citizens $1,000 was pledged by Grand
Island if Hastings and Kearney would
raise the other $1,000.
Brule, Neb., Boy, Dies
In Servioe in France
Washington, D. C, Jan. 19. Gen
eral Pershing announced the deaths
of these enlisted men:
PRIVATE EDWIN LEY, cavalry
January 18, pneumonia; mother, Mrs.
August Ley, 806 South Bridge street,
PRIVATE WILLIAM V. KIL
GORE, field artillefy, January 18,
scarlet fever; father, Oliver P. Kil
gore, Brule, Neb.
Swift Plant Burns.
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 19. The
packing house of Swift & Co. was
destroyed b fire today. The loss is
estimated at $500,000.
A Change In
Done in a measure to al
leviate the unprecedented
national situation which de-
! mands prompt action.
fl Beginning tomorrow the
"! Thompson-Belden store
Hours will be
9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
; Saturdays, '
I 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
1 of New Neckwear
During the between season's In
! terval a new collar or vest will do
so mueh toward making winter
frocks look decidedlv new. Dis
' tinctive collars, of course, are
For dresses and coats, satin, wool
crene, organdie and georgette
collars have the greatest call.
Matched sets of pique collars
and cuffs are in vogue.
Collars of satin and linen with
trimmings of real lace are de
Vests of satin and pique add
much to the costume, as do.
vestees of lace and net and
vestees with Jabot effects.
Stocks with Jabots and Ascot
tics are quite tailored-looking.
WENOM A Corsets
For Monday Only
Oar Regular $2.50
Model for $2
The Wenoma is a very popular
corset and this is the most popu
lar model. The saving for to
morrow is very timely. This
particular model is topless with a
medium length skirt. It is made
of pink silk striped batiste. Very .
suitable for wear with new spring
This offer is for
, Monday only.
Corsets, Third Floor
Fine Qualities in
THOMPSON,BELOEN - CO.
Qhe rashwn Center fir Womor1
the New Silks
Is one of the stylish new fabrics
for the? coming season. In tex
ture it is distinctively different
from any of the past. In pattern
it is novel and exclusive. In col
or it is rich and subdued. A fine
selection is offered for your in
spection. Moon Glo Crepe
A rich clinging silk of particular
charm. Shown in rose, taupe,
Copenhagen, navy, light plum,
besides numerous other Spring
They promise wejl for Spring and
are favored by those making an
early choice. Colors galore.
Qualities that are dependable.
May we have the pleasure of dis
playing, for your inspection,
these newest arrivals?
The Final Coat Sale
MONDAY, $ 1 8.75
For Any Coat in Our Entire Stock
They ace attractive coats you'll like.
Coats that were during the season priced
very much higher. But regardless of what
they did cost, MONDAY you "7C
may choose any one for p I O e O
ALL SALES FINAL. NO C. O. D.Y
It's a Pleasure to Announce
The Annual Sale of Bed Spreads
Hand clocked s.ik nose in a great
variety of styles. Black, white,
gold, pink and silver, embroidered
in exclusive designs, $2 to $5.
A Talk on
How they knit. There is a strenu
ously employed company in the
artneedlework section at Thomp-son-Belden's.
You'll find them
on the third floor in a bright,
sunshiny room devoted exclusive
ly to knitters.
Perhaps during the long days of
winter you desire to make a new
sweater for yourself, or again
you may choose to join the hosts
of others who use the Khaki and
gray yarn of the "Service."
It is our pleasure to assist you
with your sweater until finished,
to see that its done correctly and
if its for your own use to make
sure that it fits perfectly.
As for yarns, we have Minerva
Vicuna, Silk Mixes, Khaki, Gray
and all other colors.
Lessons under the expert super
vision of, Miss Steenstrup every
day from 10 to 12 and 3 to 5.
Stile's waxed thread, all numbers.
Darning silk, black and colors.
Mercerized darning cotton. Wax
paper. Snaps, all sizes, in black
and white. Plain and stayed belt
ing, 1H to 4 inches wide.
Collar stays, all sizes. Machine
needles, belts and oil. Silk and
cotton elastic. All sizes of
Monday Morning at 9 o'Clock
Many have asked for the date of the sale; Many others '
have wondered if we could have a sale of bedspreads un
der existing conditions.
Yes, there will be a sale of more than usual importance,
and here are the reasons :
We used the same foresight in buying spreads that we did
in buying linens. We saved money over present prices by
early buying. These savings.will be passed on to you j Cot
ton is high, going higher every day we can't guess what
the limit will be.
Its Our Best Sale of Bedspreads
And We Advise Early Purchases
Scalloped and Cut Corner,
$5.85 Spreads for $4.50.
$6.75 Spread for $4.89.
$7 Spreads for $5.75.
$8.75 Soreads for $7.
$10.75 Soreads for $8.89.
$12.75 Spreads for $10.
$15 Spreads for $12.
$6.75 quality for $5.
Scalloped Square, Not
$7 quality for $5.75.
Are Very Practical, But
Light in Weight ,
$2.50 Ripplette (81x90), $2.25.
$2.75 Ripplette (90x99), $2.50.
$3 Hemmed Spread are $2.50.
$3.25 Hemmed Spread are $2.75.
(3.75 Hemmed Spread are $3.25.
$3.75 Cut Corner, $3.25.
Linen Sale Specials for Monday
$6 Pattern Table Cloths (2x2 yards) $4.75
$6.75 Heavy Irish Damask Napkins, (20-in.), doz.$5.00
40c Hemstitched Huck Towels 29c
40c Heavy Irish Linen Crash Toweling, a yard 35c
30c All-Linen Checked Glass Toweling, a yard 25c
$4.75 Hemstitched Damask Lunch Cloths $3.38
'35c Heavy Bleached Turkish Towels 25c
40c Hemstitched Guest Towels i 29c
$2 Bleached Linen Table Damask, a yard $1.65
I HI k
It takes a man of some talent to be It in real estate. It also takes a good
man to be a Has-been. But any old wreck can be a Might-have-been.
"If I'd only had sense enough to keep my option on that corner lot on
Metropolitan avenue in 1872, I'd be rich now." "If I had bought those
$100 lots on Center street in 1880 I'd be worth a million." The atmos
phere is full of this kind of real estate woe.
You can't buy real estate in 1872. You can't even buy it yesterday. Yes
terday is as dead as Julius Caesar. It is just as profitable to mourn be
cause you didn't buy suburban acres in the Garden of Eden as to
mourn about 1872 or about yesterday.
Opportunity never sneaks up behind. She always comes to a man when
he is looking forward. Would you hire a man to run your auto who
was looking behind him half the time?
Your chance in real estate lies ahead if it lies anywhere. It certainly
doesn't lie behind. Look forward. Do it NOW. Read the Real Estate
Bargains in today's BEE and
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