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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6. 0918.
TO VOTEAT FRONT
"Attorneys Appear Before
United States Supreme Court
"and Give Views on
' v" . Question.
(From a 8Uff Correspondent.)
Lincoln,, March 5. (Special. Argu
, tnent was heard today by the supreme
court in the matter of the validity of
the constitution which appears to de
ny the right of soldiers in the United
States army to vote in this state.
fThe case comes as an appeal from
the Douglas county district court,
wherein James J. Simon, a member
of the headquarters company of the
41st infantry, stationed at Fort Crook,
who had been denied the right to
register by Election Commissioner
Harley G. Moorehead of Douglas
county, had appealed from the de
cision of the election commissioner.
The lower court held that Simon was
not a soldier in the- regular army
as de fined by the constitution and
therefore entitled to register. In or
der to secure an early opinion from
the supreme court the case was ap
pealed and an early date set for the
The question involved is the in
terpretation by the court of section
3, article 7, of the state constitution,
"Every elector in the actual military
service of the United States or of
this state and not in the regular army,
may exercise the right of suffrage at
such place and under such regulations
as may be provided by law."
' View of Commissioner. N
Attorneys for the election commis
sioner hold that the enlisted and con
scripted soldiers npw in the United
States army for the purpose of this
war come within the constitutional
provision and are members of the
regular army of the country and there
fore not qualified to exercise thi
right of suffrage as long as they are
retained in the service.
' Arthur Mullen, appearing for
Simon, held that the act of congress,
passed since the war began, gave
the president, authority to raise
troops to meet an existing emergency
and . that while in the military service-of
the United States are there to
fill such emergency and are not in
the regular service, and called atten
tion to section 7 of the act which
provides that "all persons who have
enlisted since April 1, 1917, upon their
application, shall be discharged upon
the ., termination ot the existing
Attention is then called to the fact
that when the constitution was made
that there were a number of forts in
this state, in which were stationed a
large! number of troops. In order to
remove any doubt the framers of the
constitution made it clear that no sol
dier in the regular army could ever
gain a residence in the state.
Continuing, Mr. Mullen set forth
that the provisions of section 3, article
7, permits the legislature to pass
legislation giving electors who are in
the United States or of the state, the
right to vote at places outside the
state and under such regulations as
it may deem necessary and. proper,
and prohibits and prevents the legis
lature from passing laws that will
permit electors who are in the regular
army of the United States and outside
of Nebraska to exercise. the elective
franchise, making 'a distinction be
tween the two.
School Report Shows
Beatrice, Neb., March 5. (Special.)
At the regular meeting of the Board
of , Education Monday . night the
salaries of the teachers were raised,
according to the work they do, the
May festival was dispensed with be
cause of war work, and the annual
spring vacation cut from one week to
two days in order to give the young
men attending school an opportunity
to get into the fields earlier this spring
than usual. .
The corps of city teachers for
1918-19 were re-elected, numbering in
all about 65. . They will be assigned
at a later date, v
Superintendent Stoddard's report
showed the total enrollment to be
2,176, twelve more than at the same
time last year.
Mrs. Nellie Dunn, formerly of this
city, died Monday at her home at
Pasadena, Cal. She, was the widow of
the late Robert Dunn and was about
70 years of aire.
The Queen City Park company held
its annual meeting Monday evening
and elected these officers: President,
R. R. Kyd; vice president, W. W.
Scott; secretary-treasurer, T. S. El
liott? directors, Elwood Bigler, H. V.
Riesen, S. D. Kilpatrick, C B. Mum
ford and the officers.
Will Burke, who was born and
raised near De Witt, died iiv Idaho
.last week, aged 55 years. The body
was brought to De Witt yesterday
for" burial. - .'.
J, E. Jones, who settled in York
county in the early 60's, died here
Monday at the age of 79 years. He
had been soendine the winter with
his' daughter, Mrs. J. B. Murray, of
this city. He is survived by five chil
dren. The body will be taken to
Beaver Crossing, Neb.. Thursday for
Glenn Payne, who resides south of
Barneston, caught four young coons
in a hollow tree on the Blue river bv
placing a sack over the hole and driv
ing them out
Banquet for Draft. Men.
Holdrege, Neb.,' March 5. (Special
Telegram.) The Phelps county na
tional army men, as well as those
from counties west that came in Mon
day, were banqueted last night by the
Red Cross in the Auiitorium dining
room. A big patriotic meeting was
afterwards held in. the Auditorium.
Judge Dungan of Hastings was the
speaker. County Chairman Slater pre
sented the matter of baby bondi. after
which subscription cards were passed
out; by. the drafted boys. .,,
Files Disbarment Proceedings
' Against Attorney A. G.'Fisher
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 5. (Special.) Dis
barment proceedings were instituted
in the supreme court of the state to
day by Newton Rule of Chadron
against Attorney Allen G. Fisher of
that town, the charges covering seven
Charges are made that lusher had
made false statements in regard to his
presence when Charles Hewins, de
fendant in a suit brought against him
by Nellie Woodward was alleged to
have signed certain papers important
in the case; that after the legislature
of 1907 had instructed the attorney
general ' to institute proceedings
against Fisher on the charge of de
frauding the - state, he was found
guilty on three counts of securing
$10;000 from the state by means of al
leged false appraisements upon school
lands; that he had entered a conspir
acy with others to secure evidence
against Mrs. Robert Hood of Chad
ron so that her husband could secure
a divorce; that he had kept up con
tinued litigation in a case wherein
the father of Newton Rule had died
and left his heirs certain government
lands, in order that Rule would not
be able to secure the lands, and sev
eral other counts of minor import
ance. The case wilt come up at the next
sitting of the court on an application
for the appointment of a commission
to take evidence and inquire into the
ARE CASHED AT BANK
Lad Does Quite a Business
With Fremont Banks Till
Cashier Becomes Sus
picious ; Is Arrested.
Fremont, Neb., March 5. (Special
Telegram.) A lad giving the name
of Leo Mitchell, who says his home
is at Lincoln, is in the county jail
here awaiting a hearing on a charge
of having passed worthless checks.
Mitchell went to one bank, secured
a blank check, made it out for $35
and called at another bank, where he
secured $25, and made a deposit of
$10. Another bank where he pre
sented the4aper refused to honor it.
At another bank he succeeded in de
positing a check for $35 after the
cashier had refused to give him cash.
, He was at another bank, trying to
have a check for $35 cashed, when
the cashier of one of the other banks,
who became suspicious, took him in
charge. While walking to the bank
where the cashier worked the lad
jerked loose and ran down an alley.
Atter an exciting chase through the
business section Mitchell was cap
tured. He used the name of Fred E.
Ernst of Columbus on the checks.
Old Resident Dies.
Miss Carrie Heine, 68 years old.
died at the home of her brother at
Hooper. Miss Heine came to Dodge
elcounty in 1878 with h,er mother and
Funds For Uniforms.
North Bend home guards in a cam
paign for funds for the Nebraska
building at Camn Funston raised over
$400, $150 of which they turned over
to the committee in Fremont. The
balance will be used for purchasing
uniforms and equipment. Fremont
home guards voted to meet twice
weekly instead of once for drill. The
new uniforms will arrive this week.
Worry Causes Suicide.
Worry over being subject to the
draft, although an alien, is believed
to have caused August Schorman, 25.
a farm hand, to commit suicide at the
home of his brother near Arlington.
Schorman blew his head off with a
shotgun. He was a native of Ger
many. ' ,
Charles B. Scott. One of
Falls City Founders, Dead
Tecumseh, Neb., March 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Charles B. Scott
died at his home in Sterling, Neb.,
last night of paralysis, aged 75. Mr.
Scott came to Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., in 1861 and was secretary to
his uncle, Major J. E. Burbank, pay
master in the army; then went to the
site of the present city of Falls City
and helped lay out the town. He was
in business in Falls City until 1873.
He Is survived by his wife and four
children, Mrs. Mary S.' Pierce of Ster
ling, Frank S. Scott, who is in the
army, Mrs. Clarince E. Smith of Te
cumseh and Hugh S. Scott of Cin
cinnati, O. Mr. Scott had been a
member of the Masons for 55 years
and was a charter member of the
Knights Templar of Tecumseh. The
funeral probably will be held Wed
nesday. Lee Watson, Naval Cadet,
Dies at Training Station
Beaver City, Neb., March 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Lee Watson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Watson, of this
city' died at the Great Lakes naval
training station Monday of pneu
monia. His parents started Sunday
for his bedside, iiut did not reach him
before the end.
Young Watson was not of draft
age but enlisted last December. His
is the first death of any from Beaver
City with the colors. The body will
be brought home for funeral services
The funeral service of Louis Eaton,,
who died at Payette, Idaho, at the
age of 90 years, was held here and
the body buried in the Beaver City
cemetery. Mr. Eaton was one of
the early se.ttlers of the county.
Aged Harvard Woman
Is Dead From Pneumonia
Harvard, Neb., March 5. (Special.)
Mrs. Sarah J. Sloat, wife of B. R.
Sloat, died at her home in north
Harvard at 11:30 Monday night from
a complication of diseases. She had
been confined to her bed for about
She is survived by her husband and
only son, John B. Sloat, who is, at
present, commercial teacher in the
Kearney High school.
Custer County Soldiers
Leave for Training Camp
1 Broken Bow, Neb., March 5.
Special Telegram.) Twenty-six
men, comprising the last 15 per cent
of the first quota for Custer county,
entrained here this morning for
service. The boys arrived from dif
ferent parts of the county yesterday.
There was no public reception at
tending their departure, but Jhey
were given entry to ine various
places of amusement.
Irish Leader Improved.
London, Monday, March 4. John
E. Redmond, leader of the Irish par
ty in, the House of Commons, who
underwent an operation last Satur
day, did not have a very good day, but
tonight he was resting easier..
Car mth Half Million Do'lar Motor
Refinement means smooth
er riding qualities, perfect
balance, less expense, econ
omy in tire wear- this is
Price $825 .
FOSHIER. BROS. ? DUTTON
Have You $600?
It will buy six of our shares. If you have not this amount,
. start with less and systematically save with us until you
reach your goal. No better time and no better place.
Dividends compounded semi-annually.
The Conservative Savings & Loan Ass'n
1614 HARNEY STREET. - '
Resources, $14,000,000.00. ' Reserve, $400,000.00.
VICTOR WHITE COAL CO,
1214 Farnam. , Tel. Douglas 9.
Rely On Curicura
Sm, 2 Sc. Ok ha (at 28 m4 SOc. '
News Is Exceptional
This Is Especially Good News
for the Woman Who
Trims Her Own Hat
We inaugurated this MILLINERY SERVICE DEPART
MENT a few months ago, and it was extremely successful
right from the start. We select shapes scores of them
and then our experts PIN ON the trimmings which they
think appropriate tpese are displayed on tables in the
Millinery Department with a ticket on each hat showing
each piece of trimming costs if you want the trimming changed, .you can havf it in a
sew on your own trimmings, you save difference between workroom costs and your labor.
You Get the Expert Designer's Idea and a Lower Price
For Saturday we will show a number of clever ideas in Ribbon Bows, such as only an expert can make; new flowers
and quill trims, all skilfully pinned in place so that the p urchaser can sew them on in a jiffy.. A FINE SERVICE.
Second Floor ',;.-,,;'.-"...', .
S3 USt V
High Cut, Brown Pat
in a style that will
i m m e d i ately be
A special pur
chase and sale of
200 pairs of the new
Leather with Hop
pings of nubuck or
cloth. Lace style
with Louis heels ;aH.
sizes and widths A
day morning at8:30
Main Floor, Rear
We Are Sole Omaha Agents for the Famous
Perrin Kid Gloves
This store is the established and sole agency , Vi
for Omaha of the famous Kid Gloves man
ufactured by V. Perrin & Co., of Grenoble,
France (the original Perrin), and every jpair
has the name and trade mark shown in this
advertisement, so that you may recognize
them immediately , as the genuine and the
best Kid Gloves that your money will buy.
Our Spring Stock is complete in black
and white and all wanted shades, such as
tanjtrown, light and dark gray, mode,
pongee, sand, champagne ' and pegale.
Either plain or with beautifully embroidv
ered backs. Prices (are still moderate, in
fact, lower than those quoted on very or
dinary brands of Kid Gloves because we
contracted for these months and months
ago and base our selling prices today upon
the figures for which we purchased them.
V Prices range from $2.50 to $3.50 a pair.
FOR SPRING J
mp( . , . .
Adler's Guaranteed Washable Kid Gloves
Very Special Offer for Wednesday
Sand) Pongee and Pearl White shades in these splendid Washable
Gloves that are worth fully $2.50 a pair. The maker's guarantee and
our own, with each pair, and thousands of women know that they are
the Very best obtainable for street wear. . Fit, qttality and long service
in each pair. , . ' . , . '
Special, at $2.00 a pair
' ". Main Floor A'.
That You Should
Buy at These Low
Newx Floor Cover
ings 'are a big part
of the Spring house
righting, and these
are particularly in
teresting for their
very low prices and
excellent w e a ring
9x11 ' VelveK Rug, regu
lar price d 1 O QO
9x12 Seamless Velvet
Rug, regu- CtOA Oft
lar $35, atV-4"
9x12 Seamiest Body Brus
sels Rug, regular $37.50,
9x12 and 8-3x10-6 Art
Loom Wiltons (seamless)
Bangor and Bagdad Wil
tons, all good patterns
and suitable for any room
in the house. These are
worth at regular prices up
to $65.00. dOQ AH
Wednesday, S0 & ww
36x72 Smith's Yonkers
Rug, at PteJ7
27x54 Smith's Yonkers
and Sanford Axminster
Rugs, $3.75 dJO fQ
values, at ...H0'
Printed Linoleum Rem
nants, regularly 65c, spe
cial, a square HQ
A Full Line of Car
pet Sweeper 8 and ,
Draperies and Curtains
At Exceptionally Low Prices
NOW IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR when -every
woman is thinking of new Draperies for
her home. We made a particularly advan
tageous purchase of some splenclid Curtains
and Drapery materials the other day- and be
cause of the concessions granted to us for spot
cash, are in a position to offer them to you at
the following extremely low prices.
This Is a Real Opportunity
at the Right Time
Voile Curtains, in white, ivory and beige ; lace edges
and lace insertions; full width and length; values
$2.00 a pair; special, Wednesday, a pair, J QQ
Plain Marquisette, check
' ed voiles, plain voiles, fig
ured jacquards; values
25c a yard, spe- 19A
cial, a yard, at. A2V
Curtain Nets; wonderful
assortment of curtain nets,
in white, ivory and beige,
values 39c, special, 1 Qc
a yard xil
Bungalow Nets; large As
sortment; a yard,
Beautiful Assortment of
New Filet Net Curtains,
dainty patterns, in ivory
and beige ; 212 yards long,
$4 values, spe- CO nn
cial, a pair, at. .
Curtain Nets, all colors ;
very good quality, large
range of patterns; values
at 80c a yard; spe- AK
cial, a yard, at. . . .
Marquisette Curtains, very
.fine quality, trimmed with
barmen lace edge and In
sertion; value $6.00; spe-
Largest and Best Assort
ment of Filet Net, Marqui
sette and Voile Curtains
ever offered in this sec
tion at such a price. Val
ued to $10.00; special,
Wednesday, a IC AH
r t - S r
at 8:30 a. m.
at 6 p. m.
SETS THE PACE !kVjf'JS . WR CROWIMGOMAHA
New and NoyeK
In making oyeryour
home for v Spring,
you; will find use
for many of . these
Art Embroidery of
service, for pillows,
dresser scarfs, etc.
A host of things at
little prices. , ; ;
, Whit' Bird'.ye Scarf,
designs for cross stitch
and loop stitch; YJC
18x48, each, at. . VlO C
Now , Brown Ropp . Pillow
and Scarf a to match;
scarfs new shape; pillows
36-inch; with convention
al designs, in high colors;
Satin Radium Cloth,' in
mustard and catawa
shadesi scarfs, new shapes
pillow bolster shape ;
Tha Latest , Fad in Pil
lows t blue radium floor
pillows ; round, finished
with ruffle and stuffed
very hard 5 conventional "
designs, in high colors;
Stamped Luncheon , Sett,
,19 pieces; doilies, center
piece and napkin ring, on .
white pebble cloth; spe
cial, each, : rf C ', '
at .. ..... .:..OC
Fancy Drei.er Scarfs, 18
x49-inch designs, f o r
French knot and loop
stitch on shot: QC
cloth; each, at. . OOC
at 8:30 a. m.
at 6 p. m.
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