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THREE NATIONAL SPEAKERS
FOOD CONSERVATION TO
OPEN BIG CAMPAIGN MONDAY
Everett Colby, Dr. Wilbur and Isabel Beecher Will Con
duct 13 Meetings; Short Talks at Omaha Moving
H' Picture Houses Scheduled to Be Given
Three national speakers for the federal food administra
tion will hold 13 meetings in Omaha tomorrow, speaking in
,th interest of food conservation. This will be the opening of a
campaign of speaking throughout the entire state.
, STATE DIVIDED.
.....The federal food administration has
Vent a half dozen speakers to Ne
braska to tour the entire state.
Three of them will start their cam
paign in Lincoln and cover the region
' south of the Platte and the other
three will start in Omaha and cover
.the region north of the Platte. Most
of the speakers are persons who have
"bven in Europe on a special tour in
vestigating the food situation there,
uidLJ they come to Nebraska with a
Juna of fresh information as to the
wriousness of the food shortage and
the' imperative need of the closest
.conservation of the food resources of
the nation to make the winning of the
Tiiose who will speak in Omaha
are Everett Colby of Orange, N. J.,
.JJr.-Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of
'inland Stanford university, and Mrs.
Jsabel Beecher of Birmingham, Ala.
.The meetings scheduled for Mon-
vhy in Omaha are:
,,12 M. Chamber of Commerce,
public affairs luncheon, Dr. Wilbur.
12 M. University dub, Everett
12 M. Young Women's Christian
association, Mrs. Beecher.
. 3' P. M. Young Women's Christian
association, for women, Mrs. Beecher.
3 P. M. Hotel Fontenelle, to food
officials, Everett Colby.
,4 P. M. High school auditorium,
to Omaha teachers, Dr. Wilbur and
" Hour at Theatetrs.
;7;3ft P...M.-Muse. Colby.
-.8:30 P. M. Brandeis, Colby.
""9:00 P. M. Strand, Colby.
9:30 P. M. Gayety, Colby.
-8:30 P. M.-Orpheum, Wilbur.
'9:00 P. M. Sun, Wilbur.
"9:30 P. M.-Empress. Wilbur.
JO:00 P. M.-Boyd, Wilbur.
' Speakers Arrive Today.
The speakers will arrive in Omaha
this morning and will take up quar
ters at the Hotel Fontenelle.
Dr. Rav Lyman Wilbur, president
f Leland Stanford university, is one
.of . Mr. Hoover's chief aids in the
work of the food administration at
Washington. Dr. Wilbur has an
unusual equipment for effective serv
ice in this work, having studied not
only in some of the leading universi
ties of America, but also at Frank-fort-on-the-Main,
Munich and Lon
don. He had served with distinction
a professor of medicine in Cooper
Medical college and as dean of the
.medical department of Stanford be
fore being called to the presidency of
Prominent Medical Man,
!' Dr. Wilbur is one of the most dis
tinguished leaders of the medical pro
fession in this country, and served
with honor as president of the Ameri
can Academy, 1912-13. To the world
food problem he brings the analytical
powers of a trained scientist and the
human sympathy of a physician.
K,;;.. Food Dominant Question.
" Mrs. Isabel Beecher is an author
$eL, speaker of the federal food ad
ministration, who has a strong lec
ture entitled, "Let Us Face the
"The world's food shortage is the
dominant feature of the present wac
situation," Mrs. Beecher said recent
ly. "It is not that food does not ex
ist. It is a problem of shipping.
Scarcity of ships necessitates that
cargoes be routed over the shortest
line ot travel in order to get the
greatest possible use from our ship.-
in our effort to defeat the ravages of
"As a nation we have been eating
too much. We can save the amount
of foods needed without harm."
Everett Colby of Orange, N. J.,
member of the United States food ad
ministration's commission to France,
qfxiyed in England with the commis
sion December 4.
The commission's investigations of
the food situation started at once.
Every day until early, in January,
when the tour was concluded m
France, every member of the com
mission made the most of every mo
ment to find how urgent is Europe's
need of American food.
The commission has been able to
torm an accurate resume ot the sit
uation, both from informal observa
tion tours and trips made in comnanv
with British and French officials. The
actual situation will be presented by
Crippled American Steamer
Towed 1,200 Miles to Safety
Halifax. N. S., Feb. 23.-A Cunard
liner arrived here today, with the crip
pled American steamer Clara, 3,937 j
tons, which it had towed 1,200 miles.
The Clara's rudder was lost and its
machinery disabled. On account of,
severe storms it was with great diffi-
culty that the Cunarder was able to
bring the ship into port.
When the Clara's distress signals
were picked up in mid Atlantic it
had been drifting for days back to
ward the danger zone through which
it had passed in safety.
...... .-Veteran Lawyer Dies.
., yew York, Feb. 23.-Clark Bell,
one of the oldest members of the New
York bar, died pf heart disease yes
terday. t ile was born in Whitesville, N. Y.,
in 1832 and was educated at Franklin
academy. ' .
As attorney for the Union Pacific
railway, Mr. Bell in 1864 prepared an
act, which was later passed by con
gress, in aid of the Pacific mail steam
ship and other corporations.
Plague in China.
Boston, Mass.. Feb. 23. The pneu
monic plague has broken out in Shan-
si province, China, and has assumed
such proportions that all north China
- is seriously threatened.
Advices to this effect were re
ceived today by the American board
of commissioners for foreign missions
from members "( 'ts staff in north
China, ; . . ,v .
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53 Saloons Near U.S.
Arsenal to Stop Business
Rock Island, III.,' Feb. 23 Fifty
three saloons and 27 wholesale liquor
houses closed their doors today in
obedience to a federal order prohibit
ing the sale of liquor within half a
mile of the Rock Island arsenal.
Officials announced that all disor
derly houses within five miles of the
arsenal will be suppressed. Rock Isl
and, East Moliue, Moline, 111., and
Davenport, la., are within the five
mile limit. Forty saloons and 12
wholcsajc liquor houses outside the
half-mile limit remain open.
Former Resident of Omaha
Dies at Home in York State
Frank Champlin Baldwin, for 24
years a resident of Omaha, but more
recently of iort Plain, M. Y., died at
his home in the latter city Friday
after an extended illness. He had been
engaged as an efficiency expert and
mechanical engineer in Fort Tlain
Mr. Baldwin was born in Council
Bluffs in 1872. lie is survived by his
widow and one son. Funeral services
will be held in Fort Plain Monday aft
ernoon. Train Your Stomas!.
To Eat Heartily
Plain Food it the Rule Today But
is Heavy for Many Stomachs.
Stuart' Dyspepsia Tablets
Will Digest Anything.
Nothing U Mora Utterly Wasteful
Than to Leuve a Plateful of Food
People who nibble at food can re
call the time when they at heartily
of anything they liked. . There was no
dyspepsia then, no stomach trouble,
because there was a plentiful supply
of digestive juices. You can bring
back the good old times if you follow
each meal with Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets. No more sour stomach, water
brash, heartburn, gas, rumblings, bad
breath, coated tongue and dead, dull,
Sit down to your next meal and eat
heartily. Enjoy your food in peace.
Let your appetite have full play.
When all through, take a couple of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets and fear
no consequences. Thousands have
taken this advice and been glad they
Get a 50-cent box of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets from your drugzist.
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Restrictions Placed on Creation
of New Offices or Salary
Increases; Reports of Dis
missals Are Denied.
Washington, Feb. 23. A general
order restricting the creation of new
official positions by railroads or the
raising of officers' salaries was issued
today by Director General McAdoo.
Under the order a railroad may not
fill a vacancy above the grade of gen-'
cral manager or even create .n office j
of this class without the director gen- j
eral's approval. I
Director General McAdoo today
also directed railroad presidents, to
furnish him detailed information on j
the salaries of officer; and employes. '
rentals and other expenses of financial i
offices maintained by most roads in j
New York. I
It is understood this information .
may be used as a basis for determin
ing to what extent overhead expenses
involved in financial management may
be curtailed or eliminated under gov
Make Monthly Reports.
Railroads also will be required to
make monthly reports of increases in
salaries, appointments to vacancies
and creation of new positions in
volving salaries between $3,000 and
$10,000 beginning with January, 1918.
This action was prompted by ru
mors that a few roads were planning
to create new high salaried positions
on the assumption that the salaries
would be paid by the government and
that the railroads' compensation
would not be diminished.
It is said to be the, director gen
eral's purpose gradually to eliminate
many high salaried positions and to
avoid filling vacancies whenever a
road can be operated without them.
There is no intention, however, of
taking drastic steps toward that end
and reports that the railroad admin
istration is considering wholesale dis
missals of employes and officers con
sidered unnecessary under govern
ment control are vigorously denied.
ATTEMPT TO OUST
Washington, Feb. 23. Hearings
were begun today by the senate
judiciary committee on the bill by
Senator King of Utah to revoke the
charter of the German-American al
liance. Representatives of the alliance de
clared they would denounce the
charge that the organization was dis
loyal. Gustavus Ohiinger, a Toledo (O.)
lawyer, who said he had studied the
organization closely, spoke for Sena
tor King's bill. He denounced the
German-American alliance as an un
patriotic organization, the object of
which was to establish the doctrine
of pan-Germanism in the United
States, as has been done in Austria.
The entrance of the United States
into the war put a stop to the activi
ties of the alliance in this country,
Ohiinger said. The bylaws of the
alliance belie its real purposes, he
contended, and a consistant cam
paign had been conducted every
where in the United States to teach
German in the public schools.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundr.ds of positions listed
"German War Practices'
An official book of 96 pages has" been issued in Washington un
der the title of "German War Practices."
A copy of this book will be sent free to any reader of The
It sets forth the details of the system that has made Prus
sianism a word of reproach for generations to come.
' It describes specific instances, individual cases, as well as
broad policies such as that of Belgian deportation.
It is based on official sources: the archives of the State De
partment, German official proclamations, reports of American
officials, as well as the field-diaries of German soldiers.
It contains statements especially prepared by Herbert Hoov
er, Frederic C. Walcott, and Vernon Kellogg.
To get a copy of this free book, fill in the attached coupon
and mail with a two-cent stamp for return postage to The Oma
ha Bee Information Bureau, Washington, D. C.
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SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24. 191S.
Four Hundred Stars on the
Service Flag of Omaha Masons
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Huge Service Flag to Be Presented
Bodies of Omaha Next Friday Night.
On Friday evening next, March 1,
at 8:15, the Free Masons of Omaha
will dedicate their service flag in
their beautiful auditorium located at
the top of the new Masonic temple at
Nineteenth and Douglas streets. ,
As this will be the first time the
auditorium has been thrown open to
the Masonic bodies and their friends,
the occasion is of unusual interest.
The flag was purchased by the Ma
sonic temple craft early in December
with the idea that it could be used at
the general opening ceremony of the
new temple, as at that time it was
thought that the temple could be
completed in January, but it was
found soon after that the completion
of the building and the furnishings
of it would take a much longer time
than was expected. When the flag
was purchased in December the craft
thought thaMOO stars would be suf
ficient, but since that time the mem
bers of the Masonic bodies have been
International Support of
Boy Scouts by Rotarians
Cedar Rapids, la., Feb. 22. Inter
national Rotary support of the Boy
Scout movement proposed in the
Tenth district conference Fridav by
John H. Welsh of Sioux City will be
championed by the international con
vention to be held in Kansas City in
The conference closed tonight with
resolutions endorsing Governor Hard
ings' address of Thursday and in
structing delegates to carry his mes
sage to their communities.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU :
Washington, D. C. -.
Enclosed find a two-cent stamp, for which you will :
please send me, entirely free, "German War Practices." tl
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by the Templecraft to the Masonic
enlisting so rapidly that it has been
exceptionally hard to keep track of
all of them. It is safe to say that by
March 1 there should be nearer 600
stars than 400 on the flag. This in
cludes only the Masons of Omaha
proper, and has none of those who
belong to the lodges of South Omaha,
Florence or Benson.
The program will commence at
8;15 and will consist of:
Presentation of tho grvlre flag by Ir. A.
Sherman Pinto, president of the Masonic
Temple Craft of Omaha, to the stockhold
ing bodies of the new temple.
Unvelllnpr of the flajr by Brother Joseph
M. Whltted of Dahlgren post, Grand Army
of the Republic, of Papilllon, Neb., 93 years
old, CO years a Mason.
Acceptanco of the flag by Worshipful
Master John W. Cooper of Nebraska lodge
No. 1. A. F. & A. of Omaha.
"The Star Spangled Banner."
Prayer and dedication of the flag by Rev.
Edwin Hart Jcnks.
Oration by Rev. Robert K Wheeler.
"The Battle Hymn of tho Republic."
Republican Appointed to
Succeed Late Senator Hughes
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 23. David
Baird, a republican of Camden, was
today appointed by Governor Edge
United States senator to succeed the
late Senator William Hughes of Pat
erson. Senator Hughes' successor will be
chosen at the next regular election in
November, 1918, and Senator Baird
will serve until the successor has quali
fied. Senator Hughes was a democrat.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
IN WAGE HEARING
Chicago, Feb. 23. Packers repre
sented at the stockyards wage arbi
tration today introduced evidence
bearing on welfare work done among
their employes, pension systems and
even summer resorts maintained for
women employes. .
Swift & Co., for instance, accom
modated 900 women at Fish Lake,
Ind., last summer.
Elbert Beeman of Wilson & Co's
welfare department testified that ex
ecutive heads of the firm met with
a committee of 32 employes to dis
cuss working conditions and improve
ments. The company, he said, em
ploys three physicians, three nurses
and a number of clerks tv carry on
welfare work in addition to the Em
ployes' Benevolent association, which
pays sick benefits and $200 life in
surance. A map of the polyglct section
known locally as "back of the yards"
was introduced. Witnesses said that
only 40 per cent of the residents of
this district were employed in the
yards. The map showed 225 retail
food stores and 300 saloons.
Mr. Beeman read a report made
by the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation in 1912 showing that gross
receipts of these saloons averaged
$15,000 a year. Residents rf the dis
trict, he said, spend $4,500,000 a year
in these saloons. Since 1912, he
added, the number of saloons has in
creased 25 per cent.
Hindu Puts Up Novel Claim
To Join U. S. Army
New York, Feb. 23. The novel
claim of a full blooded Indian prince
from Calcutta, who is seeking citizen
ship, that" he is really a Caucasian
whose skin has been darkened by the
sun, was under advisement today by
Supreme Court Justice Callaghan of
Brooklyn. The laws of the United
States forbid admitting members of
the Mongolian or Malay race to citi
zenship. The prince Tishi Bruita KyawghuS
Khan Hlall who is a chemjst and
secretary of the Indian Society of the
United States, appliec for naturaliza
tion papers in 1910, three years after
he came to this country. The prince
has an American wife and is the
father of two children. He was edu
cated in American colleges,
Thoutands of Dollar' Worth of
FURNITURE, RUGS, STOVES, ETC.
CLOSING OUT SALE OF SURPLUS STOCK AT 25 TO 85 PER CENT SAVING
We are puihinf this closing out sale with tremendoua vigor. There still remains
thousands ol dollars ot high-grade Furniture, Rugs, Stoves, etc., from which to choose.
Come tomorrow. Deliveries made to all parts oi Greater Omaha and Council BlufU.
We will arrange accommodations to suit your convenience.
DINING ROOM TABLES of o
lected wood and up-to-date fin
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8 Oil Needed to
Oii Development Is True Patriotism
Our government has no greater need today than the development of new oil
fields. OU is one of the greatest essentials. Every war industry in our country
needs it. Our irreat navy demands it. Our brave allies require it. And all are
lookinir to the United States to supply this demand.
The great patriotic oil men of America are answerintr the call. They arc
sending the bin drills night and day down deep into the hidden treasure chest in
their effort to bring greater production of oil.
Are You Doing Your Bit?
We offer you the opportunity to join us in developing whit we firmly believe
will be the next big oil field in America, at High Island, Chambers County, Texas.
In the famous gulf coast oil belt.
High island Geologically Approved
The United States government expert geologists (the best in the world), des
ignate High Island as one of the wonderful prospective oil fields of the gulf coast.
Other eminent geologists have also approved High Island. The big oil companies
also have approved High Island, and have spent large sums of money acquiring
leases in that vicinity. Undoubtedly there will be numerous drilling operations.
We Own Our Land Not a Lease
We own what we consider the most valuable tract of oil land in this district,
and we offer you part of this wonderful oil land in quarter acre tracts (not little
lots), at only $30.00 per tract. You get warranty deed covering the tracts you
purchase, and when we bring in oil on this property these tracts should have a
. We Guarantee to Drill Two Wells
We positively guarantee to drill at least one big well on our High Island oil
land in order to prove the geological reports, and to prove up your tracts and
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Our Wonderful Proven Lease in Humble Gusher
" Th great Humble Gusher Oil Field has hundreds of producing oil wells. This
field has already produced approximately 70,000,000 barrels of oil. Some of the
world's greatest gushers have been in this very Humble Field and our lease is
Oil Proven To Be On Our Humble Lease
One test well already drilled on our wonderful Humble lease has positively
proven that we have the oil. In fact, we secured this lease because it was proven,
and we want to thoroughly safeguard your investment.
Our Expert Drilling Superintendent
All our drilling operations will be conducted under the direct supervision of
our drilling superintendent, who has drilled many of the world's famous gushers.
He drilled thirty-eight wells' in the Cushing Field for the McMan Oil Company, all
of which were big ones, and this company recently sold out to the Magnolia for
$30,000,000.00. They started with only a small capital. We expect him to dupli
cate or even surpass this record with us and
50 of All Profits Belongs to Tract Purchasers
The purchasers of these quarter acre tracts at High Island will get 50 of
nil profits made from our drilling operations at High Island, and also on our
Humble lease, or any other properties we may secure in the future. .
One Acre In Humble Field Sold for $218,750.00
after oil was brought in. There are numbers of cases where one-sixteenth of an
acre, and other small tracts, in the Humble, Sour Lake, Spindletop and other fields,
have sold for thousands of dollars after oil was brought in. History will repeat.
We expect the same big results for our investment at High Ialsnd.
We Can Prove Our Statements
Send for our free bulletin today, giving United States government reports,
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And the possibilities for great big returns are unlimited. Act immediately.
GULF COAST DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
740 First National Bank BIdg.,
Omaha, Nebraska. Phone Tyler 398.
THE OFFICERS OF THIS COMPANY WARRANT YOUR ENTIRE CONFIDENCE
H. R. ELLWOOD, President Successful business man and oil operator of Mous
GEO. D. MEIKLEJOHN, Vic President Former Lieutenant-Governor and United
State Congressman, State of Nebraska, and also Former Assistant Secretary
of War of United States under President McKinley, Omaha. Neb.
E. LANGLEY, Secretary and Treasurer Former Official Southern Pacific Ry.
Now Treasurer Texokla OU Company, Houston, Texas.
J. GASKILL, Manager Successful business man of Omaha, Neb., and Kansas
D. SNYDER, Supt. Drilling Operations Successful drilling superintendent in
the Gusher Oil Fields of United States and Mexico.
Filipinos to Give Funds
For Two U. S. Warships
Manila, P. I., Feb. 23. -Governor
General Harrison has signed a law
authorizing the flotation in the United
States of a $2,000,000 bond issue. U he
money will be used to finance the
construction of the torpedo boat Rizal
and one submarine, to be given by the
Philippines to help America in the
Colder Weather Predicted.
Washington, Feb. 23. Weather pre
dictions for the week beginning Mon
day, issued by the weather bureau to
Upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valleys: Colder Monday and
Tuesday, with light local snows m
northern portion and local rains in
southern portion, followed by fair and
warmer, probably continuing until end
20th and Farnam
Under New Muiacement
Within easy walking dis
tance of every place of in
terest in Omaha.
D A V ENPORTS
At Unheard-of Price
At this time of the year every household
needs all the sleeping accommodations
that can be obtained. Why not convert
your front room or dining room into a
useful bed room at night? At a moment's
notice you can change one of our beauti
ful Davenports into a comfortable, roomy
bed. We are closing out a large variety
of up-to-date Davenports at price way
below their original value. Come take
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STATE FURNITURE CO.
You .Can Buy It For Less At The State
Phone Douglas 1317.
Cor. 14th and Dodge St., Omaha.
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