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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 24. 1918.
AVERY GRANTED, LONG
. LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Wets" Will Join With "Drys"
in Order to Placate a Few
Chronic and Angry Office
. (From a Staft Correspondent)
Lincoln, Jan. 23. (Special.) It is
, prtty well known-that when the pro
hibition act of the last legislature went
into effect the wet end of the demo
cratic party lost much of its - force,
while the dry or Bryan end lost little.
They have been at cross purposes for
some time, but it is unofficially given
out by those in a position to know
that an effort is now being made to
brinjr the two branches together id
n effort to win at the coming election.
, Much Juggling.
The powers that run the party from
the Omaha end, otherwise known as
the "triumvirate," and whose acts of
the past have put them in bad with
past and present democratic governors
for the reason that after virtually
promising ex-Governor Moreheai
that if he pulled off of the track for
Senator Hitchcock for renomination
two years ago, they would get behind
him -this year for the United States
senate and also give him some na
tional prominence by running him for
the democratic nomination for the vice
presidency two years ago, have since
renigged and for the last month or so
are said to have been urging Gov
ernor. .Neville to get into the race for
the United States senate in hope to
defeat Lieutenant-Governor Howard
for that nomination.
I Work on Morehead.
However, since they double-crossed
the present governor over the Seventh
-egimnt the latter has not been prone
to -isten to the siren voices of the
Qmaba mermaids and they having toy
a, crtainxtent got in bad with the
former governor, it is now up to them
ro; do something. They recognize the
fact .that with the going out of the
saloons, the democratic party has lost
one of its most powerful political
allies and the question which con
front them is what to do to save the
old ship from the political rocks, and
so it is understood from a good, reli
able source (that the two wings of the
party may endeavor to get together
on a plan mapped out by the trium
virate. They will try to convince ex-Governor
Motehead that in order to in
sure his political success he will be-
come a candidate tor tne democratic
nomination for congress in the First
They will have Governor Neville
become a candidate for the democratic
nomination in the Sixth district
Even Support Howard., ,
Then they - will in turn , support
Lieutenant-Governor Howard for the
United States senate, thus giving
President Wilson three staunch demo
cratic supporters in place of th6 three
republicans now in Washington,
should they be elected.
On top of that, to get the full sup
port of the quinine end of the party
thev will back Charles W. Bryan for
the democratic nomination for gov
ernor. C. M. Skiles of David City will
be given the democratic nomination
for congress in the Four.th district.
Thig will upset some of the plans
which Secretarv of State Pool and
State Auditor Smith have made about
running for congress in tne Mxtn ana
Fourth districts, but a few ambitions
must be 6acrificed if the party is to
be saved, and so if the whisky end and
the quinine end can be made to mix
it is hoped that it will not be neces
' sary to engage the political undertaker
with his crepe decorated venicie.
Grand Island Commercial
' ' Club Elects New Officers
Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 23. (Spe
cial.) At its annual meeting the Com
mercial club re-elected the Following
officers for the ensuing year: David
Kaufman, president; John R. Geddes,
vice president; Elmer Williams,
treasurer. The .following directors
were also chosen: E. W. Augustine,
F. W. Ashton, W. E. Clayton, A. E.
Naeelstock. F. A. Glade, Thomas
Hradstreet and R. .Goehring, jr,
Grocers and meat men will open at 8,
instead of 7, and close at o, instead or
6:30. Dry goods dealers, hoes, and
men in miscellaneous lines will open
at 8:30 and close at 5. AH business
houses in , a general .Way arc falling
into line voluntarily, no mandatory
steps be'nsr tan and it being a mat
ter of enlistment
The American, Beet Sugar company
das closed down its plant, having com
pleted the manufacture of sugar from
the 1917 beet croo. As a result of the
campaign it has made 67,000 bags tof
sugar of 100 pounds each, a little over
six pounds of sugar for every in-
habitant ot tne state ot iMcorasita.
Revival Meetings Come
To Close at Gothenburg
Gonthenburtr. Neb.. Jan.' 23. (Spe
cial.) The revival meeting that has
been in progress at the Methodist
church here durinar the past three
weeks conducted by State Evangelist
IL B. Carman and Singer F. R. Will
iams, 'closed with a large number of
I s v N
Chancellor Samuel Avery.
University of 'Jebrasfa.
Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 23. The board
of regents of the University of Ne
braska last nieht eranted a leave of
absence until September to Chancel
lor Samuel Avery that he may go to
Washington to accept the position of
chemist proffered by the National
Council of Defense.
Chancellor Avery, aside from being
an efficient university executive, is a
highly specialized chemist. It was
from the head ot the department of
chemistry of the Univeisity of Ne
braska that the regents toolc him
wheTf they made him chancellor of
the institution 10 years ago.
Mr. Avery .specialize! in chemistry
in American and European uni
versities for many years before com
ing to the University of Nebraska as
an instructor. i
Soldiers1 Home Notes
WILL NOT ABANDON
'LESS' DAYSFOR MEAT
E. D. Durand, Assistant Head
of Food Administration, Gives
Little Hope to Entreaties
Grand Istsnd, Jfeb., Jan. 23. (Special.)
Miss Mina Edwards of Ord came-to Burkett
over the week-end with her parents and
friends. She .returned home this niernins'.
jirl- Lambertaon has been called to Os
ceola. Neb., to attend' the' -funeral of
Misses Llllle Metxel and Majr Far of
Grand Island have resigned their position
In the home laundry and will -.visit with
relatives before taking up new work.
Alfred Blair suffered a atroke of paraly
sis Sunday afternoon. .
Frank Welner attended services at St
Mary's church in Grand t Island Sunday
mornlnf. ' '.-'
The smallpox scare of last week caused
little concern among the membership at
Mr. and 'Mrs. Moller, who reside on the
outnirte, have been alck for the last week.
Mrs. James Curamlnga. who has been on
furlough for the last 40 daya. returned Fri
day from Upland. '
Comrade G. M. Reed of Davenport. Neb.,
was admiiud to full membership at Burkett
Jar. .--. ... - . ----- - ...
NIcPheron New Member of
Gage County Supervisors
Beatrice, Neb., Tan. 23. (Special.)
J. H. McPheron, a well known
farmer from the Blue Springs vicinity,
was chosen as a member of the county
board yesterday to succeed J. W.
Marples of the Fifth district who was
recently appointed deputy county
Funeral services were held yester
day morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs.
Carrie Pope at the Methodist church
at Rockford. Interment was in the
Miss Marearet Brash of this city,
who is attending school at Washing
ton. D. C. was operated upon at that
place yesterday for appendicitis. Her
father. Dr. G. H. Brash, was called
to that place Friday by a telegram an
nouncing the serious illness of his
Ernestine May Fleming of VVymore
Was granted a divorce from Harold J.
FlemingN in the (district court yester
day on tne grounds ot aiiegea de
The sale of war savings stamps
and certificates in; Gage county is en
couraging, according to reports from
various localities, and the committees
in charge are pushing the work for all
there is m it. . .
' A petition has been presented to
the board of supervisiors asking that
they appropriate $2,500 for the sup
port of the work of the county agent.
A request from the Ked Cross society
to use one of the basement rooms in
the court was turned down for the
reason that there is a vault in the
room, and that it is, used most of the
time by the county clerk's office,
R. T. Kilnatrick of this citv has
been apppinted to hartdfe the next
iDerty loan arive in uage couniy.
E. L. Hevelone, also of this city, is
district chairman being in charge of
five counties, Gage, Jefferson, Saline,
Pawnee and Johnson.
Brick and Soda Water Men
Hold Annual Conventions
Lincoln,' Neb., Jan. 22. The an
nuar meeting of the Brick and Tile
Manufacturers of Nebraska will be
held at the Lincoln hotel, Lincoln,
Neb., January 29 and 30.
This matter is under the direction
of the engineering department, Agri
cultural college, University ot Ne
braska. The program contemplates
a study of the manufacturing end,
beginning with the taking of the clay
from the pit up to the finished prod
uct and then the practical side of
selling. - ,
It is expected that about 50 brick
and tile manufacturers will be pres
ent during the entire meeting.
The Nebraska Soda Water Manu
facturers will hold theVir annual meet
ing at the Lincoln hotel, Lincoln,
Neb., January 23 and 24.
Woman Whose Husband Is
At War Faces Big Problem
Lincoln, Jan: 23. (Special.) A Lin
coln mother, 30 years old, with a boy
about 8, whose husband has gone to
war, needs help. All she asks is work.
She is a good seamstress and can do
other work. She could handle a private
telephone booth or do library work.
But the little mother she was raised
in Lincoln is afflicted with infantile
paralysis and uses crutches a part of
the time.' She has been afflicted long
before her baby was born. She is a
sweet, lovablt little woman and feels
she cannot give up her .boy.
Bruno Schools Make Good
Record in War Savings
Bruno, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.)
Bruno schools, both the high school
and the erades scored 100 per cent
and that in the record time of two
and one-half days, every pupil, with
out exception purchasing a thrift
card and pledging himself to 6ave out
of his own earnings for at least one
War. Savings Certificate. The school
has also the record of having a 100
per cent Red Cross membership, the
first and only school in Butler county
to boast of such ' a record. The
teachers have also subscribed liberal
ly both for the Liberty Bonds and
War Savings certificates. ,
Red Cross Auction Sale at
Oconto Nets More Than $300
Oconto, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.)
At the Red Cross auction sale held
here $347.90 was raised for the local
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 23. Little hope
of abandonment of meatless days in
response to entreaties of stockmen
was held out by E. D. Durand, assist
ant head of the meat division of the
United States " food administration
speaking at the organized agriculture
"The meatless and wheatless days
do not merely save meat and wheat,"
said Mr. Durand. "Theyi are the
symbols of general saving. They
are- pledge on the part of the peo
ple to economize all along the line
to help in the war.
"They make people think about the
duty of sacrifice. They teach and
preach patriotism. To abandon these
days of doing without would have a
very bad moral effect on the whole
people. I am sure the farmers as a
class will never ask the government
to do that.
"As a matter of fact, the abandon
ment of the meatless days would be
of little help to those cattle feeders
who are' hardest hit this year. The
statistics show that there has been
little if any decline Jn the average
price of cattle, of all grades taken
together. The man who -raises cat
tle himself has in general made mon
ey. The man who bought light
weight feeders at fair prices and
feeds them a short time only, or feeds
them large roughage, wilKmake mon
ey, especially if he raised his own
Government Not to Blame.
Mr. Durand said that there wayl
no foundation for any feeling that
losses on live stock are due to the
government. "Any hardships which
farmers have suffered, are simply the
inevitable result of war;" he said.
"They are just as definitely due to
war as if a German army had ravr
aged us. It is the Prussians who
are hurting some of you cattle feed
ers, not your fellow citizens or your
Mr. Durand indicated that the
meat division .does not expect to
change the minimum of $15.50 for
hogs for some time to come. On the
other hand he stated that the hog
market probably would not rise ma
terially this winter or spring. . Mr.
Durand left no doubt in the minds
of his hearers that the consumer
would be protected as much as the
producer, and that export orders
would not be carried out in case the
market should be boosted unduly.
Pugnacious Pugilist Slips '
"Haymaker" to His Brother
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Fred Fulton hung a
"K-. O." on his brother, George Fulton,
of this city in the Paddock hotel lobby
last evening just before the rulton-
Johnson bout. George Fulton claimed
his brother owed him "iuu tor Doara.
Mike Collins, Fulton's manager, paid
the bill. Words followed between the
brothers which resulted in the pugilist
landing a knockout as a climax to the
affair. George Fulton brought suit
for $1,000 damages against the pugilist
for injuries suffered from the blow.
Fulton boxed five rounds at Lincoln
tonight and will be in Omaha Friday
night. According to his manager,
Fulton's hand is not injured and he
will be in shape to beat Jess Willard
when he comes to Omaha.
Fremont Dairy Cows
Affected With Tuberculosis
Fremont., Neb., Jan. 23.(Special Tel
egram.) Tests made by a local veter
inarian reveal that a large percent of
the dairy cows that furnish milk for
Fremont are tubercular. Out of
one herd of 37, 32 were found to be
affected and were ordered condemn
ed. -The city council is working on
an ordinance that requires testing of
all milch -cows from which the pro
duct is sold.
Early piosing at Fremont.
Fremont Neb., Jan. 23. (Special Tel
egram, An order issued today will
result in closing refreshment parlors,
news stands, cigar stores, pool halls,
bowling alleys and other places of bus
iness of a similar nature at 9:30 p. m.
on week days and 6j p. m. on Sun
days. The order becomes effective
tomorrow. Theaters are not affect
ed by the new order which is signed
by the mayor, chairman of the county
council of defense, and fuel and coal
administrators. Ten days , ago drug
stores voluntarily adopted the same
closing restrictions. " .
STATE AUDITOR IS
Wants Photos of Predecessors
to Hani; in His Office
for the Benefit of
(From a. Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Jan. 23. (Special) State
Auditor W. H. Smith is endeavoring
to obtain the pictures of all former
state and territorial pioneers to place
them in his office. Other offices have
attempted to do the same, but the gov
ernor's office has been about the only
one in which the series is complete.
So far Auditor Smith has obtained
three', T. H. Benton, who served from
1889 to 1893; J. WVLeidtke of York,
who served from 1879 to 1880, and
John Gillespie, who served as the last
territorial and first state auditor.
Others to be procured are:
Territorial Auditors Chatles B.
Smith, Douglas county, 1855-58; Sam
uel L, Campbell, Uouglas county. Ap
pointed but did not Qualify. William
E. Moore, Douglas county. 1858f Rob
ert C Jordan, Douglas county,
1858-61; William E. Harvey, Douglas
county, 1861-65; John Gillespie, Otoe
State Auditors John Gillespie,
Douglas county, 1867-73; Jefferson B.
Weston, Gage county, 1873-79; F. W.
Liedtke, York county, 1879-80; John
Wallichs. Hall county. 1880-85: H. A.
Babcock, Valley county, 1885-89;
Thomas H. Benton, Lancaster county,
1889-93: Eugene Moore, 'Madison
county, 1893-97; John F. Cornell,
Richardson county, 1897-01; Charles
Weston, Sheridan county, 1901-05; E.
M. Searle, jr., Keith county 1905-09;
Silas R. Barton, Hall county, 1VW-1J;
W. R. Howard. Douglas county. 1913-
15, and William H. Smith, Seward
Henry Bartels, Farmer,
Held on Sedition Charge
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 23. Threatned
with lynching by his neighbors for
making alleged seditious remarks,
criticising the president and making
threatening remarks, Henry Bartels,
a Nebraska farmer, has been intern
ed by federal officers. ' In order to
nrotcct him lie was placed in jail, in
Omaha a few days before the order
for his interment was issued, but his
whereabouts was made known today
with his formal interment. t Bartels,
Xho is a big land owner, is not an
merican citizens and has refused to
contribute to any war activities.
' : ' . .
Grand Jury Returns '
Indictment Against Officials
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.)
The Lancaster county grand jury
today charged County Commission
ers John R. Bennett and Carl JohTT
son with being guilty of malfesance
in office ano; disloyalty to their duties
in that they had failed to keep a
nroner account of their acts which
has resulted in several tnousanas ot
dollars to be collected from the
TURK CRUISER IN
London, Jan. 23. Several attacks
by day and night have been made by
British naval airplanes on the Turkish
cruiser Goeben, stranded in the Dar
danelles, and two hits . with heavy
bombs were obtained, it was officially
, The announcement reads: 1
"Naval air service machines have
made several day and night attacks
on the Goeben and secured two hits
with heavy bombs. They have also
bombed one of the tugs which is se
cured alongside the Goeben. In every
case heavy anti-aircraft gun fire was
encountered, but all our machines re
turned safely. 1 .
"The attacks are continuing.", .
Berlin, Jan. 23. (Via London.)
An official statement issued by the
German admiralty . today regarding
the naval action between British ana
Turkish forces at the entrance to the
Dardanelles January 20,'says that, the
Turkish cruiser, Sultan Yawuz Selim,
formerly the German Goeben,
grounded lightly on entering the
Dardanelles. The admiralty sajs the
vessel was not stranded owing . to
heavy damage, as was asserted by. the
official British report.. - .
Our boys are defending
this country on the high seas
and on the land.- Our own
defense against a common
enemy is to keep the system
clean by ridding the body of
the toxins, or poisons, which
are bred in the -intestines.
When you feel tired, sleejty,
headachy, when your breath
I is offensive, or pimples ap
pear on the race and necK,
it is time to recognize the
danger and protect your
bodily health by taking a
good laxative or liver medi
cine. The machinery of the body
needs to be oiled, kept in
annrHrnnr1itiniv inst as the
chapter. Two calves, several pigs, " U:-J, f -U;
pure bred chickens, and all kinds of, gUllS Or machinery Ot a Snip,
eatables were said. Col. Chumbley Why should a human person
was. the auction '
neglect his own machinery
more than that of his auto
mobile or his guns? VYet
most people do neglect them
selves. Their tongue has a
dark brown color, skm sal
low, breath bad; yet they fail
to see! that their machinery
needs attention. '
Dr; Pierce's Pleasant Pel-,
lets have been known for
nearly half a century. They
are made of May-apple,
leaves of aloe and jalap,
made into a tiny pellet ana
coated with sugar. They are
standard and efficacious. You
can obtain them at any drug
store in vials for twenty-five
cents. Ask for Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets and get no
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i Store Opens at 9 A. H Closes 5. P.M. Saturdays at 6
i Pre-Inventory Offerings w
Diesses, boats, Suits and Skirts
At Astonishingly Low Prices
SPECIAL REDUCTIONS NOW on Dresses, Coats, Suits and Skirts that will
make it an easy matter for you to choose just the garment you have admired
:so much in regular stock. AU excellent styles and made of excellent mate-
rials, at prices which mean fine savings for everyone who shops now.
Don't forget that our "end of tne season" is just yonr
"middlt of the season" and it means weeks and weeks of
wear time ahead fo you, with, plenty of these garments
suitable for Spring and early Summer. . .
Dresses Worth to $30, at $1 Q 7C
Including About 50 Party Frocks Y 1
This is a splendid lot of Dresses, of
Jerseys, Meassalines and, Serge.
Serge we repeat
this, because all over
the country women
are buying Serge
v Dresses and as many
as they can of them,
because Serge is one of the
most serviceable and stylish
Dresses one can wear.
About 50 fascinating Party
Frocks in this lot and your
choice of ,the entire selec
tion, at . . . . .'. . . . .$13.75
One Lot of Coats at $17.75
Excellent styles, especially reduced for this pre-inventory time.
Good Velours, Bolivia Cloths, Broadcloths and many fur
trimmed styles, full length lined. '' ,
Our Entire Stock of Tailored Suits
At Half Their Former Fair Prices
v SUITS that you can wear right into Springy Suits that have been
carefully chosen, every one of them, for some particular mark of merit,
and distinctive in their style and make-up. All made of high grade,
materials; some are fur trimmed and others are in the very desirable
v plain tailored effects. , . ...
HALF FORMER PRICES NOW
A Splendid Sale of Stylish Skirts
$3.90, $7.50 anc0$9.95
Formerly Sold at $6.00 to $20.00
NO WOMAN CAN claim a complete wardrobe without
one or more Separate Skirts, and as Springtime .comes
around, the need for them becomes more insistent and un
deniable. Although this is a Pre-Inventory Sale, and we
are desirous of clearing away this stock of Skirts and have
therefore reduced prices to a minimum, you will find that
each and every one is a good investment, inasmuch as you
can wear them well into spring. , ,
dOQ A -Tailored Skirts, odd lots of "best selling'
v?!57" styles, formerly priced at $6.00 to $9.00.
7 Cn Tailored Skirts, many good styles in cloth
and silk, formerly priced at $9.00 to $15.00.
,At 4JQ QC--Dressy Skirts, in Satins,' Fancy Silks, Plaids,
VV.UO stripe3 an(i ciotha, formerly priced at $15.00
to $20.00. ;"
Another Special Group at $3.90.
Taffeta and Jersey Silk Petticoats, in all desirable shades.
A New Shipment of Beautiful Blouses
Just Arrived From New York
Priced at $3.95
HERE'S A REAL BIT OF NEWS We have
just received, from a prominent New York
manufacturer, this especially charming lot of
Blouses, and have priced them at
a very modest, figure, for Thurs
day's selling. They are right up
to the last minute in style and
very, very fascinating. The time
for Separate Skirts and Blouses is
here and this is a splendid oppor
tunity to supply yourself at a very
Georgette Crepe Blouses. Crepe de Chine Blouses. Soiree Silk Blouses.
In dark euit shades, also white and flesh. Beaded models, high neck models, two-in-one
collars and Fichu models. - . - f . - -
Choice at $3.95 each. '
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