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THE EE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 9,
PRICE SENDS HOT
: ROAST OFSENATOR
- FROM NEBRASKA
WITNESSES TALK PROPOSE TO USE
OVER EARLY CLOSING ORASKA SPUDS
TO MAKE STARCH
Shippers on Stand to Teu
Whether They Will Suffer
by New Freight
Federal Food Speaker to
Talk in State.
Expert on Way to Lincoln to
Give Advice on Eest Way to
Make Use of Excess Crop
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Assurances that an expert in the po
tato starch business will be sent to
Nebraska within a few days have
a y ttr
. . U" k.a th !,. been received oy uirector t w.
. trice 01 i-incoin IS t.j.i,!. ,h TCI. n( -,rr,V Hirat tns nn
lUIli WUUIU ITVi IV A JIOI 'illl vi wiv g6jiv; v.
(From a SUff Correepondent.)
Lincoln. Feb. 8. (Special.)-! he
Uncoln Lawyer and Democrat
"TeleOraDhS President WilSOn stations at an earlier hour, which be-
. i" : J ksii ivaiviuBj, -
Hltr.hr.OCK IS Lenama AIU the scene shifting from Omaha to
M;'e Cfto Grand Island with Mr. Kyan, a
10 NatlOnS rOe. shinner of that city, on the stand
much of the day.
From surf Correponit) jhe attempt to show that the clos-
' Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.) ing of the depots three-fourths of an
censed over tne aaaress msuc j ,hipper, was the bulk of the teiti. iervice from the United States De
...... tx:i-hrnrV latr AlOnQay. IiCl
mony brought out Byron Clark,for l ,,. , Ar;.t,r- nn. nrn.
.. iL. b...i: . i ,t,a A...in nl. ipaimifctn v "e'"-""- ..v f v
rnnf-rr nr With many Citizens nu.u ic euiumiwn, ... i.. v.v.o -:- . . ... .. , . .;. rif nn
" . . ... .,, ' u. w.r.d tion endeavored to nave tne witness . ..a- M..w..,.a
dinerent pans 01 I .u, ;,,. miirh he knew ahnut I tatoe in western Nebraska be turned
President wuson as iouows. the handling of freight at the orana ;nto ,tarch
"Senator HitchcocKS aimuuc u 18iana point. Mr. Puwlev estimates that there
not represent loyal and patriotic citi- Meat of Question. - soo f potato in thc hands
zens of Nebraska. It will not lessen The meat in f the cocoanut is 0f growers in Nebraska. Last year
our ardor or activities to aid in mak- whether the carriers can close at 4 thege growerg were asked to increase
.,. ,nrlH safer for democracy, o'clock in the afternoon instead of nrnrhirtinn. Thev Hid so and now
Your endorsement of and Secretary 4:45 as at present and not work a cannot find a market for their pota-
Bakers statement satisiymg. narasnip on ws, u.c toes. Unless some means is touna
trivet fomiori w conicnuinK inl uy LiuaniK v i"- ,n th nvt teur rlnvs In turn tn crtnn
ivi M . " . , - . nt I t:. it .... 1 1 mffl shinntrt I ... , , . '
lien enemies only. Yemenis cainc. uu. .1 ... w...Fv. . account ine supply, production nexi
Americans." 10 ?" ,ne'r "P'ncn w mc ui year wlU naturally be decreased.
In Htatement Mr. rrice saiu lii.i c.ihci ..u vwi8i..iv v. ... jjuv Potatoes
in a siaieiucHi , ,hn t enmnel the AU cu" Owioes.
the i".v? Igaji.n rfftV nnate in moloves of the roads to hurry, mak- Consequently Mr: Pugsley asks that
! ),iiniiii.i ) ijumu )i nmjimijLiwywyimiiign!
r t f ' ' " i '
;! tJl j
aM " " - ' '
;J s had forced the administration ing mistakes which would not be as far as possible those observing po-
t reveal i.S thingl that could not made if they had time to handle them tato day on Thursday of each weex
VKefi?"to the nublic but of the as at other times in the day. buy Nebraska potatoes and thereby
be of benefit to the puDiic, dui pi ir .,rriAr. th. ntu.r u.nA con. helo out their own state. Such po-
o out their own state, audi to-
tatoes as arc now selling in western
Nebraska are bringing 75 cents, to 90
cents a bushel. Western growers are
reported to be willing to take what
ever the market price may be in order
to get rid of their stocks.
Potatoes from western Nebraska
m. .. .. 1 J
. .1. . . ...-. i i nj. p.rr rr. nn ir p nnirr iiiiri i 1 1 l i
greatest va.uc t,nA th.t th. c0,inr of the deoots
.eiifinTirfa at the earlier hour will deprive t em
wHl aid and assist in strengthening of sending out sh.pments on orders
wtu aa 4v. com nar n on afternoon mails.
WMrrlr fa In the afternoon Freight Agent
one through which we gjJ J O'Halloran of the Union Pacific was
examination should be guaraea witn witn.. Th0 8ame iine
th. ffrearexr secrecy, lie oavo. . - ., -. . ... t v. . . A i ... . M A . .
' r.- v,m i ot auestionmz as propounaea to omcr uu uc siiiijcu iu mium si
tirtmnc Mr. i rice says, aucr i"s I ..... - -j .a- . rt,.n.r nnM frm
circumstances of the tight in congress .. . chance would Minnesota or other states that have
and what the administration has ac- p beneficial alike to carriers and been suggested as possible sources of
complished: ' t r...t shinners. . supply for potato day. The freight
. Notwithstanding au Mr. O'Halloran said that he be- rate from Gordon in Sheridan county
MitrhrnrL and a few of nts colleagues I ,. . . . ... . t ..:.. 17 ... mn rvn..ni. r v;m
: . . .. . I llCVrU aUVailUlllK II.C I.UIC VI lluaillX I i. win, wui vv vuunus, ..v....
have tried to make it appear mar. our . . 4 .cock would force 1 ball 19 cents, from Scottsbluff 20
war machinery is tn a . state. 01 wu he 8hfpperg t0 get their shipments cents, and from Alliance 17 cents. The
collapse, thus giving aid and comfort deivere(f eariier an(j in the end as freight rate from Red River,, Minn.,
to our enemies, and at a time when 11 S)0n aJ they became used to the new is 30 cents a hundredweight, from
would do us the most harm and them con(jjtjon would admit the advantage Crookston, Minn., 38 cents, and from
tne most gooa, ior anj discover that both the shipper, Dabin, Minn., 28 cents. Mr. Pugsley
there has-been some indication that carrjer8 ad employes would be bene- believes that potatoes from Nebraska
the social, economic arid political sys- fi,e(j can be sold at a much cheaper price
tern ot the central powers was in j j Ltjwlth of Lincoln, appearing than can those from other states
- -. .nH nlmrtc. a t tl p I . .1 1 . 1 . . 1 . I
grcai tuiuua.uii , . ,or tne snippers, sougnt 10 nnng out Starch Business.
extension service believes that with
an expert, such as the Department of
Traffic Manager Childe of the Oma
ha Chamber of Commerce as a wit
ness for the carriers, told of condi-
Russian government. This condition force int0 fw0 ghiftf would remedy to oe one ot tne most proDabie mean,
extension service believes that with
spienuiu iaicic"i u.us couia not see 11 in mat ugni.
Wilson d,ehning tne war aims 01 inu ChSUe 0n Standt
country. Jo ooudi, Dciore now u.c
German government has circulated
from Senator Hitchcock'a address
millions of extracts among the Ger
man people and I
snowing n. inn guic.n..n.i 1 .1 . 4.,-f-
n? had cot together and made a satis-
renacr va.u-u,6 w - ..- agrment in which the ship.
C"".:S ' "Sup7u1lw . Ucfiedules so as to cart the shipments
CSY" Z KJ tq the depot in line with' tha wishes
' "jT" " ' " .j., of the shippers and the railroads were
7h..fc ble to handle the shipments
because the three men proposed in the I ... nut ... . . . n,-lL timm
kilt n..IH ha snnninteH hv the n re 9a. I ""I-""-"'.-. -.' v.o...B .....v.,
..... . uui. ij v. " . . - - -.
. J . ... I ' .1 J
r MUT.a11 ;
Representative of rational food ad
ministration who is toi make speaK
ing tour of Iowa and Nebraska.
Agriculture has promised to find,
money may be raised in the potato
country sufficient to equip a small
commercial plant and put it in oper
ation. Potato starch can be made at home
with little trouble, according to Mr.
Pugsley. It is only necessary to
wash the potatoes, as by immersing
them in a tub of water, and then grind
them up. The ground potatoes are
then mixed with water and allowed
to settle. The starch goes to the bot
tom. The residue on top is skimmed
off and the water is then poured off.
More clean water is added and the
mass thoroughly sirred up. The water
is again drained off. After two or
three such rinsings a white starch
Substitute for Wheat.
Potato flour, which has been advo
cated as a substitute for wheat flour,
varies somewhat. The potatoes are
cooked and then peeled. The pota
toes are usually cut into ' thin
slices, allowed to dry and afterward
they are ground up into flour. One
of the principal differences between
potato starch and flour is the fact
that in making the starch the pota
toes are not cooked. Potato flour
has the cellular structure in it as well
as the starch.
As far as Lincoln is! concerned, Mr.
Pugsley has assurances from Mayor
J. E. Miller that any association of
growers can come to Lincoln and sell
their potatoes without any city tax.
In peddling rom cars they would be
subject to the restrictions of the rul
ings of the commerce and railway
commissions. In most cases thc
growers would probably rent a store
room temporarily to hold the product.
Buffalo County Farmers !
Cautioned on "Less" Days
Kearney, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Farmers of Buffalo county have been
cautioned by the food administration
against violating the meatless and
wheatless day rulings when holding
sales. It has been reported that a
great number of the sales held, when
luncheons are served the farmers,
whole wheat buns have been used on
Wednesdays and meat is served in
sandwiches. The County Council of
Defense met yesterday, its chief con
sideration being that of reporting on
the county agent plan and hearing
this matter discussed in open meeting.
A committee of the council, in touch
with the county situation, recom
mended that the council endorse the
county farm demonstrator or agent,
this being followed with discussions
and vote. Twenty-six members of
the council voted for the agent and
six against. There were present 100
farmers who took part in the discus
sion. Petitions are now to be cir
culated over the county for the re
quired number of signatures and then
the supervisors will be called upon py
a'i farmers' organization for financial
Nebraska Four-Minute Men
Rank Third in United States
Lincoln. Neb.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
The Nebraska branch of the division
of four-minute men of the United
States committee on oublic informa
tion is now the third largest in the
country and "in no state" is "better
exemnlified than in Nebraska" the
spirit which has enabled this arm of
the government to do its work, is
the statement of the director of the
division. William McCormick Blair,
in his letter of srreeting, sent through
Prof. M. M. Fogg, state chairman.
to the 1,000 and more Nebraska tour
minute men on the occasion of the
four-minute men conference here
Tanuarv 18 and 19..
"On Tanuarv 2." says Director
Blair, "our records showed that the
state of Nebraska had 162 local
chairmen enrolled which gives our
organization third place in point of
number of local organizations among
the 48 states and the territories of
Alaska and Hawaii in which our
work is now in full swing. Every
state organization is now pledging
its redoubled efforts and) you must
keep Nebraska tn the lead.
Farmers' Club Denounces
Senator Hitchcock's Attitude
Central City, Neb., Feb. 8. (Spe
cial.) At a meetine of the Farmers'
club Thi.rsday a set of resolutions
was adooted denouncink Gilbert M
Hitchcock in his attitude toward the
government at the present time. Thi3
resolution expresses emphatically the
sentiment of the farmers of . this
and he amVandalso Upni regarding handling reigh in
lussia, with a view of Kansas City which close, ,ts freight
this government is in a hou - t:.'10 th afternoon, ihe
Benson & rtorm
5ie dGte of Individual (Shop
Mr. Childe said he was working to
Jet a similar condition in Umaha and
e believed he would succeed. He
was asked by Commissioner Wilson
what kind of an order he thought the
commissioner ought to make, but re
fused to state very specifically what
his opinion was. -
Hammond Speaks Before
Large Crowd at Sidney
Sidney. Neb.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
me last ot a series ot patriotic ad-
dresnei deliverer! hv Rnaa I. Ham.
niceties NrYt I IhP.rtv Loan mond of Fremont in the extreme
.,VV.w "J . i .U. .4... J-
neat pan u. me oiaic waa inauc ncrc
.4 41.. ..... 1 T-1
(Special.)-A meeting of the county
dent and under his direction. The di
rectory part of the bill would cause
confusion and divided authority, which
is always deplorable under such cir
"Senator Hitchcock and a few who
are aiding and abetting him do not
seem to rrasp the big things that are
necessary to make this war a success
but .what's the use? In every crisis
through which this government has
passed we have had them with us.
County chairmen Meet to
. . 4 t :!,.... nuns va.uo uuiii as la. wesi 43 fine
chairmen for the next Liberty .bond B, ff w and f t Q
IWLi! A! choir, led by .Prof Lewi,
... .it...u...v;. """-. jr opened "C meetinir with patriotic
it. uray; mn, k. k. nono; .iow.ru, g- Mr Hammond's addfes, was
E. I. Andrews Greeley. Thomas L. i..i . .,u;. j."
ct.'r.r Yv 'ir S ' his recent trip to the war
..rnv. ., ... 4. -- frnn, Hr.nire,
John W. Patterson; Dawson, M. Jrt. 'V i
h"'rk Farmer's Neck Broken in1
Fall From Load of Straw
Beatrice. Neb.. Feb. 8. (Soecial
Telegram.) Vencil Malicky, 66 years
old, farmer, living four miles south of
Uarneston, this county, was killed
Robert Rusho: Blaine.' T. C. Ericson:
Logan, W. JI. Quade; Garfield, P. L;
The following counties were not
"renresentedr Thomas. Grant 'and
bhcridan. The chairmen of these
are retnertivelv! Thnma. W. M.
' j . , - . , . e 4 .
Fenniganj Grant. Charles fennigan; yieruay wnen ne ien irom a ioaa of
Mientlan. U. 11. Kuav. 4
- There were also present state of
ficers Thomas C. Byrne, O. T. East
man. 6f the Federal ' Reserve bahk,
and E. F. Folda, secretary, all of
Omaha. Plans were formulated for
straw. His neck was broken by the
fall. He leaves his widow and 10 1
IteMlm Hon Mole.
Grand Island, Tab. I. (SDecUn Tha
funtral arv!cea of Oeorga petro took placa
yntarday afteraoon at t o'clock at th
horn chapel. In chare of tha Rv, A. A.
Smldt of tha Prcabyterlan church of Oraatl I
Island. Mr. Petro wn a lata member of
Company K, Indiana Infantry, and waa
years of afx at th tlm of bla admittance
to Burkett In 1103.
A number ot th member ot Burkett
T,.:,ea, W W r.m.rn U in have taken advantao of. th favorabl
ll.lllIlialVI T . ... v.)hwwii ...I .w . . . , ... . I
n f ' . T - . woaiuor ut inn paai low aaya ana nav I
ics'. 4UUIIIC9, aasoi.iiK "l'5"8 hiked to the Third city to attend to shop-
UlllCiaiS .OI We rirsi aisirivi III ICLiai-I ts uer uuimrai matters.
.' Fairbury Rail Official
, Works on New Time Card
Fairbury, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.)
ing a new time card mat goes into
effect en the Nebraska division of the
I ,Rock Island, February 12. A number
1 of important changes, it is said, will
i : "be made in the new card.
, t Engineer A. J. Kelley and Con
uuctor v. x. X1U51UU, wuu nave
handled these runs between Council
Bluffs and LinconI for five or six
years, will return to Fairbury for serv
ive out of this point
The Nebraska Railway, commission
spent nealy all of last week in Fair
bury going over data in the superuv
tendent's office here and conferring
with superintendent H. r Allen.
Several operating officials from Des
Moines, la., also attended the local
Liup County Red CrosSUolds
i First Benefit Auction Sale
Tsylor, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.)
1 he Loup county chapter of the Red
Cross conducted its first benefit auc
tion Saturday afternoon. As a re
sult of the efforts of the solicitors
over the county, chattels of all kinds,
from a roily coaster to notorious
"Jake the mule," a sporty bucking
burro of Loup valley fame haltered.
crated and conveyed in a ord, came
Max Llebler ta entertalnlna for
days an oil tlma friend.
Women's PuirjpsSpecially Pric,ed
, $3.85 and $5.85
THESE two groups consist of all the inc omplete size assortments and odd and end
pairs left from this season's spat pump selling.
Pumps in plain mqdela or pumps with tongue and small ornaments. Silver
cloth; patent leather; dull leather; bright kid; two-tone black and white pumps
and allover gray and ivory pumps.
' Hand turned with full Louis and baby French heels. As the quantity, is lim
ited and the values so extreme, we advise early morning selection.
Women's Spats, Special $2.50
ALL the new shades, light and dark gray, sand, khaki and
plain white. -
$5 - $10 - $20
Previously Marked From $10 to $50
"D IG worth-while savings is the keynote of Saturday's offering in the Coat Shop.
League in Convention
Fremont. Neb.. Feb. 8.-(Special
Telegram.) The annual convention
of the Nebraska . League of Munici
palities was held in Fremont today.
Seventy-five delegates were here. This
afternoon's session scheduled for the
high school auditorium, was trans
ferred to Hotel Pathfinder on account
nf tlio ctnrm F V Parrish and lohn
L. Kennedy of Omaha described fuel
and food conservation situations anu
!nk.ri thi'c fnrenoon were Clif
ford Rein, J. F. Rohn, Ralph Weav
erling, J. C. Hartigar, Mayor Harry
Villars of Tecumseh, H. E. Clifford
of Grand Island and C N. Brown of
Sutton. City officials ot i-remonr
gave the visitors a banquet this eve
nincr nt- the Pathfinder, decree F.
Wolz. was toastmaster and responses
were made by t. K. uurney, v
Abbott and Roland F. Ireland.
Many New Land Tracts
To Add to Assessment Rolls
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Feb. 8.--(Special.) Cer
tificates received from the various
land offices by State Auditor Smith
show 1,66 new tracts ot land to be
added to the assessment rolls of the
state for total of 670,911.40 acres.
The land offices reported the follow
ing for each office:
Broken Bow 498
North Plutte ......... .226
In 1916 there were 1,102.882.06 acres
added to the assessment rolls and in
1916 840,829.94. nuking a total of 2,-
614,623.40 acres added to the assess
ment rolls in the past three years.
. TO SELL
On account of extensive
alterations our entire
stock must go.
Everything at cut price.
Ladies' Coats H Price
Ladies! Dresses H Price
Silk Waists, on sale $1.98
Men's $15 Overcoats $10
Men's $25 Overcoats $15
Men's Suits at Great Reductions
Shoes, Men's and Ladies, $1.98
Boys' Shoes, at $1-98
$5.00 Shoes, on sale .... $2.98
$7.50 Shoes, on sale .... $4.98
75c Mufflers, on sale 25e
Sweaters, on sale 98c
25c Hose, on sale 12.c
J. II. Helphand
314-16 North 16th St.
OR. McKENNEY Say:
"Our Sanitary Service It the lt
word In advanced, high-trade dental
Bail Silver F0I-
Work, pat tooth.
worth f 19 ta $2S.
$5, $8, $10
We eleaea yam ar eluad tear ieay.
lata and Faraaaj 1324 ParaaU St.
' Pfcoae Doalaa 2872.
At this time of the year it is our policy to forget the actual value and cost and
offer seasonable merchandise taken from our own splendid stock at prices that will
effect a quick and decisive clearaway.
Saturday for your consideration we have three special groups of women's
coats all new this season's styles, well tailored of the most favored materials.
Group No. 1 Women's Coats
. . , PREVIOUSLY UP TO $19.50
Beat 22-k Cold
traveling into town, an to go over I a, T
the auctioneer's block. Two hundred -MUSUIUICIY ACIUUVtiS
articles were knocked down to the TJ r
highest bidders during the afternoon. lnaigeSIlOI.. UrUffglStS
Group No. 2 Women's
PREVIOUSLY UP TO $30.00
Group No. 3 Women's
: : PREVIOUSLY UP TO $50.00
Solid Mahogany, $12.50
$16.30 Value for $10.00.
$41.00 Value for $25. Of
Handsome Chairs and
At' Special Prices
The list below reveals wonderful values
$20,00 Quartered Golden
Oak Rocker with auto
spring seat and loose
cushion back of Spanish
leather; special price,
$12.00. Quartered Golden Oak
Rocker, with Spanish leather
auto spring seat; special
$16.50 Quartered Golden Oak
Rocker, with auto spring seat
and back, upholstered in tap
estry, as illustrated; special,
$17.00 Quartered Golden Oak
Arm Chair, with auto spring
seat, special $11.00
$12.00 Quartered Golden Oak
Rockers, 'with auto spring
seats, upholstered in Snanish
leather .... .$9.50
$15.00 Quartered Golden Oak
Arm Chair, with black leather
spring seat $12.50
$20.00 Spanish Leather Over
stuffed Rocker, with soft
spring seat , . .$15.00
Solid Mahogany Wing Arm
Rocker, with cane seat and
back, like cut $12.50
$42.00 Queen Anne Rock
, ing Chair, in solid ma
hogany, upholstered in
wine red velour, priced,
at j. . . . $25.00
$41.00 Wing Rocker or Chair,
solid mahogany frame, uphol
stered in wine red velour,
at :. $25.00
$34.00 Solid Mahogany Arm
Chair, upholstered in Japan
ese Damask $20.00
$46.00 Adam Chair, in solid ma
hogany, with cane wing back
and loose cushion seat, priced
$38.00 Hi Cane Back William
and Mary Arm Chair, with
blue velour cushioned seat,
$45.00 Hi Cane Back Adam
Chair and Arm Rocker, with
velour cushioned seat, priced
$36.00 Solid Mahogany Arm
Rocker or Chair, in mulberry
velour; your choice, $19.75
$43.00 William and Mary Solid
Mahogany Arm Chair, with
, Hi Cane back and cushioned
A few more of those sanitary steel couches that
are badly tarnished through exposure m rn r
and bad ware-housing, but from a P 9 IO
Lpracticai point ot view just as useful
as ever. Original values from $5.50 to
ON SALE SATURDAY FOR.
Will You Need
If So, Buy It NOW ,
Look These Special Lengths Over
All varieties of designs, many color
combinations. Qualities we cannot
duplicate under 90c oer yard, and
that sold all last year up t6 75c, forv
Up to 40 Yards of a Pattern
See Them at Once.
$iTs8 29K S 1 t0te- AM,f,of :refandroicy if it fails.25c
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