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-xE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. MARCH 18. 1918.
WANTED TO RENT
LARlib eastern concern wiuiU E.00'1 i'l
square feet of ground floor spi.e for
branch house. Itent must ha rcasn writ.
Box 404$, OttahA Bee.
MOVING AND STORAGE
ilETROl'OLITAN VAN . STuUAtiE Co.
Owned and operaud by Central Kurnl- j
tur storo: office on Howard St between i
ldtb nd ltith. Plume Tyler 340O Have
your moving handled lust as vou would
an order fur new turnlture. That'a the way
' t!o t. Ask to aril our daily rental lists
FIREPROOF WARE H O US E "
Separata locked rooms for huuaehold
goods and pianos; moving, packing and
' OMAHA, VAN AND STORAGE CO.,
'SOS S. lth. Douglas 4163.
REE EimcK FIDELITT
Phont Douglaa 288 tor complete
Hat of vacant house and apart
ments. Alio for storage, moving.
Kth and Jackson Sis.
Globe Van and Storage Co.
For real service In moving, packing and
atoring call Tyler 230 or Douglaa 4338
J. C. REED
Express Co.. Moving,
Packing and 8toraga.
1 207 Farnam St. Web. 248. Doug 6146.
REAL ESTATE IMPROVED
HOL'SK ON PAYMKNTS.
Would sell my house on Georgia avenue,
near the park, for $2,800. Would take
J300 down and balance 125 a month. The
house has t'ght rooms, modern, large
porch, upstairs and down. Back and
front atalra. Could be used for two fami
lies. Inquire 40:18 Seward St.
.EQUITY 1330 on 876 lot, northwest corner
43d and California Sts. for 8101). You
can buy balance of lot at 310 a month.
Will take diamond ring or atick pin.
Write Box T 461. Omaha Bee.
FlELD Club District 7-r. modern house,
garage, lot 70x165; price 84,250. C. A.
Orlmmel. Phone Doug. 1615.
1 THIS IS A REAL
Seven rooms with bath; two rooms up
stairs; young hedge around front yard.
I you would raise a
this place baa large back yard, with
garden apace, chicken coop, etc. ; close to
car line; located at
2808 OHIO ST.
AND PRICED AT ONLY
FOR SALE OR RENT
3474 Grant St., 8-room house with I
full size lota, vacant land adjoining for
MITCHEL INVESTMENT CO..
J4th and Ames St. Col. 117.
OWN TOUR OWN HOME.
3821 Hamilton, oak finished 83,150
ore with good improvements ....M.000
1841 N. 13d, only .'...$1,300
2 full lota and C houses $6,000
JOHN W. ROBBINS, 1802 FARNAM ST.
KOUNTZE F LACE Modern 8-room bouse,
full basement, large lot, close to car. Price
$3,360. Norrla A Norris. D- 4270.
BTRICTLT modern, 5-r., house with garage,
near 33rd and Parker, $26.
T. D. WEAD, 310 So. 18th.
OAK bungalow, 5 rms., brand new, all mod.,
verv attractive, $3,160; only small amount
cash, bal. Ilka rent. D. 3140.
MINNE LU8A home and lota offer the
beat opportunity to Invest your money.
Phone Tyler 187.
OWNER leaving city will aell 6-room mod
ern home; Evana St.; part cash. Web. 731.
-ROOM modern house and garage,
150 J Ohio St.
WILL sell my o-room cottage, $890. 4022 N.
FOR SALE Beautiful new 6-room modern
white stucco residence on Council Bluffs
car line. - Handy location for anyone
working In Omaha. Very easy terms. A.
H. 'Becker. 3206 Ave. A. Council Bluffs.
MAKE A NOISE like a buyer, lot 20th and
Vinton double frontage. Owner here from
f'MtfoTnla for a few daya. Box 4219
"T " W. FARNAM SMITH CO..
Real Estate and Insurance.
1320 Farnam Bt. Doug. 10(4.
REAL ESTATE Unimproved
FOR RENT Lota 6, 6 and 7, Richmond Ad
dition, for season of 1918. Rent $7. Ad
dress Box 3990, Omaha Bee. -
Rave full iota on Pinkney street,
south front, at 25th Ave., among beautiful
new homes. Priced to aell, can give terms.
TRAVER BROS. CO..
Douglaa 688S. 819 First Nat. Bk. Bldg.
REAL ESTATE B ness Pr'pty
TVE WILL buy your home or business
property and pay cash.
H. A. WOLF CO.
BUSINESS properties and Investment.
A. P. TUKEY and SON.
620 First National Bank Bldg.
M'CAGUE INVESTMENT CO..
Income, Business and Trackage Specialist
15th and Dodga Sts. Douglaa 415.
REAL ESTATE SUBURBAN
I WILL BUT a Dundee home 6 or 8 rooms,
modern and new, and pay one-halt cash.
Bos 3863 Omaha Bee.
POSSESSION 40 ACRES
40 acre uplands, choice location; im
proved with small but neat five-room
house, good new barn (stone foundation)
room for six head of horses, granary and
haymow for five tons; small orchard,
lawn, shade trees, etc A homelike
place. Good, productive land; quite a few
acres good stand alfalfa and entire farm
Twenty-two miles of Omaha and good
automobile route the entire distance;
quit handy to good market town and
other good features. Price only $165 per
acre FOR SHORT TIME ONLY: cash or
one-half cash; balance 5ft per cent. Pos
session If taken at once. Considering the
location, buildings and fertility of the
oil this I by far the best 40-acra bargain
In Douglas or Sarpy counties. ' .
4 ORIN 8. MERRILL -CO.
Room 1217-1218 City Nat. Bank Bldg.
A LARGE auburban tract Of ground outside
city limit, near carllna. Ideal place to
raise poultry or garden. This Is a 2 50-ft
frontage tor (610; will sell on easy term.
Telephone Walnut 8466.
REAL ESTATE To Exchange
Want to trade quarter section land,
four mile from atore In Loup county, Ne
braska. Well Improved. General mer
chandise or hardware. No more than
DORT STOKES, Lincoln hotel. Lincoln,
(XEAR 160-A. unimproved Jones Co., S. D.,
for clear modern house. Seward Bros., 678
Brandels Bldg. Douglaa 3840.
REAL ESTATE WANTED
.WANT STOCKED RANCH OR
Widow has ( five-room houses, one 7
room, modern house, one 8-room modern
house and 3 modern store buildings; all
well rented, on paved atreeta, close to
car lines In Omaha; also $20,000 first
mortgages; prices are right and property
in first clasa condition.
S. S. & R. E. MONTGOMERY.
312 City National Bank Building.
We HAVE several good reliable Buyer for
i jwd (-room houses and bungalow with
JM to (500 down. Call Osborne Realty
CV Tyler 496 701 Om. Nat. Bank Bldg.
WANT good realdence; about (6.000. Will
pay one-halt cash, balance In good real
dence lots. Box 1792. Omaha Bee
FARM AND RANCH LANDS
Our next excursion to McGehee, Ark
VT. 8. FHAVK. 501 NEVILLE BLK.
WHEAT land. Kit Carson county. Colorado.
81-IT to $18 per acre. We control 26
chop's quarter. Send for booklet. Klok
Investment Co.. Oman
FARM AND RANCH LANDS
LOW FARE ROUND TRIP
llometeekers' excursion to Colorado
points every first and third Tuea
daye. Write for free farm booklet and
special land-seekers ratea for part lea ot
five or more. Immediate posseaslon and
eight years' time on our lands at 6 par
THE TWIN LAKES LAND AND
, 1 First Nat") Bldg.. Omaha.
J5 down, $5 monthly, huys 40 acres, good
fruit and poultry land, near town, sauth
ern Missouri. Price only $310. Addreee
Box 2S2. Springfield. Mo.
15 MONTHLY, buya 40 ariea southern Mis
souri; price (160; farm, fruit, poultry
land; "free list." Geo. O. Williams. Mt.
ii ACRES Irrigated land, Lincoln county;
6H miles from Hershey, rich Platte valley
land; all under the ditch; 3-rooin house,
barn and other outbuildings: 9 acres of
alfalfa. A bargain at $75 per acre: $1,600
cash, balance long time. White & Hoover,
Omaha National Bank Bids.
EXCEPTIONALLY good bargain in 32U-acre
Improved Buffalo county farm, within
auto drive of Kearney. Neb.; $50 per acre
C. K. DAVIES. KEARNEY.
NEBRASKA FARM LANDS ARE SURE
INVESTMENTS. For beat lands at beat
prices write Geo. Antlll, Blair, Neb.
WRITE me for pictures and prices my farms
and ranches In good Old Dawes County
Arab L. Hungerford, Crawford, Neb.
KANt'IIKS ul all auea and kinds, eaa)
terms A. A Pattman, 801 Karbeeh Blk
NEW Jordan "alley Project Heart of the
range. Get ou th: ground floor with 80
acres Irrigated land In connection with
open range. You en grow stock success)
fully and cheaply. Personally conducted
excursion every tv weeks. Bend for bul
letin. Harley J. Hooker. 940 1st National
RANCH IN tfHE OIL DISTRICT.
700-acre ranch, 640 acres Qoahen Co.,
Wyo.. and 160 acres Sioux Co., Neb., all
In a body; lies 10 miles north ot Henry.
Neb.; 7-room house, barn for 20 horses.
9 cows; tool bouse; good well; land la
nearly level; haa 2 miles running water
through the ranch: large part of the land
could be Irrigated; clear of encumbrance.
Price $30.00 per acre; half cash, or would
take eastern Iowa or 111. farm o..ly. 8. O.
Nordquiat, 323 Neville Blk.
WHEATLAND Wyoming farma. 160 per a-,
Including paid-up water right. Henry
Levi C. M. Rylander. 854 Omaha Nal'l.
AT BARGAIN prices Mississippi and Louisi
ana Improved farms, large and small. Xiao
unimproved tracts. Consider part tude.
Write today. 8ymmes, 240 South Audubon
Road, Indianapolis, Ind,
CHOICE FARM. Nielson. 432 Rosa Bldg.
FARM LAND FOR RENT
IOWA FARM FOR RENT Fine little 100
acre farm, 10 miles northwest from Wood
bine, Harrison county, Iowa, and six tr.fles
southeast from Plsgah. Neat, small build
ings; 80 acres plow land, 10 clover, balance
pasture. Immediate possession. X. W.
Kynett, Council Bluffs, la.
FARM LAND WANTED
Don't list your farm with ni It Son
want to keep It.
E. P. SNOWDEN BON,
423 S. 15th. Douglaa 9371.
POULTRY AND PET STOCK
BARRON S. C W. Leghorns, world' fa
mous egg laying strain. Eggs $6 per 100;
$1.26 per 15; chicks, 16c each. Help win
the war by producing layera. Wrlta for
prices on Imported pens. Mrs. M. W,
Saxton, Decatur, Neb.
250 S. C. REDS.
Eggs for Hatching.
SIMPSON'S POULTRY FARM,
"OLD TRUSTY" Incubators and broodera
shipped promptly. Big catalog free, M.
M. Johnson Co., Mfrs., Clay Center, Neb.
SINGLE or Rose Comb Rhode. Island Red
cockerela; also' eggs for hatching. Walnut
THOROUGH bred Ancona pullets, 8 months
old. South 8488.
BUFF QRPINGTON eggs. Colfax 1154.
Horses Live StockVehicle
NOTICE to farmers Old gentleman will
will sacrifice 6 big young mares. 2,800
Iba., 6 and 7 years old, blacks; 3 000 lbs.,
6-year-old dapple grays; driving horses.
See my daughter. 738 1st Ave., Council
We will haul your live stock.
LIVE 8TOCK TRANSFER CO..
2209 Farnam St. Telephone Douglas 2608.
BARGAIN for cash, if taken on farm, 2
teams mares, 2,600 to 2.800 lba. I am
too old to care for them. 2408 June St.
Real Estate, Loans and Mortgages.
WE want 100 mortgages on Omaha resi
dences; funds on hand for quick closing.
E. H. LOUGEE. INC.,
538-40 Keellne Bldg
LOANS ON CITY PROPERTY.
W. H. Thomas & Son. Keeline Bldg.
DIVIDENDS OF 5 PER CENT OR MORE.
One dollar starts an account.
OMAHA LOAN & BLDG. ASSOCIATION.
H. W. BINDER.
Money on hand for mortgage loan.
City National Bank Bldg.
OMAHA HOMES EAST NEB. FARMS.
O'KEEFE REAL ESTATE CO.,
1016 Omaha Nat. Bank Bldg. Doug. 2718.
CI CI FARM LOANS. CViC
"72 1 PAUL PETERSON, O O
864 BRANDEIS THEATER BLD-J.
LOW RATES C. G. CARLBERG, 313 Bran,
dels Theater Bldg. D. 685.
J 72 O HARRISON & MORTON,
919 Omaha Nat. Bk. Bldg.
CITY AND FARM LOANS
6, 6 and 6 Per Cent.
J. H. DUMONT Co.. Keellne Bldg.
(100 to (10.000 MADE promptly. F. D.
Wead, Wead Bldg,, 18th and Farnam St.
MONEY to loan on Improved farm and
ranches. Kloke Investment Co., Omaha.
8HOPEN & COMPANY, Dougla 4228.
MONEY TO LOAN
Organized by the Business Men of Omaha.
FURNITURE, pianos and note security.
(40, mo.. H. goods, total. (3.60.
Smaller, larger am'U proportionate rat.
' PROVIDENT LOAN SOCIETY,
432 Securities Bldg.. 16th. Farnam Tr 668
LOANS ON DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY.
1 CI SMALLER LOANS. O CI
A 10 W. C. FLATAU, EST. 1892. C
(TH FLR. SECURITIES BLDG. T
DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY LOANS.
Lowest ratea. Private loan booths. Harry
Malaahock. 1514 Dodge. D. 6619. Eat 1891.
Open Union Pacific Station
With Red Cross Ball
North Platte, Neb., Mar. 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The new Union Pa
cific depot, which was completed last
week, was opened last evening with
a ball, under the management of the
Red Cross chapter. The attendance
numbered close to 1,000 and the net
receipts were about $800. Talks were
made by Vice President and General
Manager William Jefferres, J. J. Halli
gan, J. G. Beeler and Superintendent
Brophy and the grand march was led
by Mrs. William Jeffers of Omaha and
Trainmaster C A. Weir of Grand Is
land. National Hospital Prive
To Be Started by Women
New York, March 17. Inaugura
tion of a national campaign on March
26 to raise a large fund for the estab
lishment of hospitals and clinics in
the entente countries, which will be
manned throughout by American
women physicians and surgeons and
lay workers, was announced here to
night by the war service committee
COAL TRADE PUT
BY U.S. DICTATOR
Permits Must Be Obtained Be
fore April 1; "Swapping of
Coal" and Other Fictitious
(By .delated rrow.)
Washington, March 17. All n.al
jobbers, brokers, selling and purchas
ing agents, and wholesale dealers,
were put under license last nigM by
President Wilson on recommendation
of Fuel Administrator Garfield, who
issued regulations carefully circum
scribing the changes to be made for
While recognizing that legitimate
jobbers are "essential to the conduct
of the coal business' the fuel admin
istration said, affiliated companies
Organized solely for receiving the
jobbers' margin, the "swapping of
coal" and other fictitious trade
operations will be dealt with severely.
April 1 Date Set.
Licenses must be obtained before
April 1. The regulations affecting (he
sale of coal under the jobbers'
licenses do not apply to contracts for
coal, before the president's executive
orders taking over control of the
A licensee who sells coal or coke,
without physically handling the fuel
shall not ask, according to the
regulations for more than the mine
price, plus 5 cents for each ton of
anthracite coal which is re-screened
at Atlantic or lake ports, for trans
shipment by water.
Purchasing agents for retail dealers
or consumers, who deal in coal with
out discrimination, the owner of the
coal may charge a commission not
exceeding IS cents a ton for bitum
inous coal, 5 per cent of the delivered
price of smithing coal. The 5 cents
re-screening charge may be added as
in the previous case.
Only One Commission.
Combined purchasing commissions
of any number of licenses, who act
for a retail dealer or consumer are
limited to the commissions allowed
for one license. No licensee shall
charge any purchasing commission, as
purchasing agents of coke for a retail
dealer or consumer.
It was ordered further that no re
bate to any mine owner or stock
holder should be gjven by a licensee
from his commission. Persons em
ployed exclusively as purchasing
agents by a single, consumer or as
salesmen by a single producer are not
required to obtain licenses.
Governor Asks All in State
To Give Aid to Refugees
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 17. (Special.)
Governor Neville has issued the fol
During the week of March 18 to
25 the American Red Cross will make
an extra effort to secure donations of
good used clothing for shipment to
destitute refugees in ' German occu
pied territory in France and Belgium,
These djrations are of a nature
that makes it possible for all to share
in doing something of the greatest
importance to those who are suffer
ing most intensely as a result of the
war. .The ciothing asked for is espe
daily for women, children and aged
men. I understand a full statement
Will appear in the Sunday papers as
to how and by whom the clothing
will-be gathered and taken care of.
"For full information inquire of
your nearest Red Cros,s chapter.
"This whole matter appeals to onr
humanity and patriotism and has my
Drunkenness Among U. S. Men
False, Says Y. M. C. A. Worker
New York, March 16. Reports of
drunkenness and disease among the
American forces in France were
started by German propagandists, ac
cording to James A. Whitmore, a rep
resentative of the war work council
of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion, who described his recent ex
periences on the west front at a
luncheon of the Lawyers' club here
Asserting that the reports were cir
culated to break down the morale
of relatives at home, Mr. Whitmore
said that he was able "to denounce
them all as lies."
Idaho Home Guards Prepare
To Fight Threatening I. W. W.'s
St. Maries, Idaho, March 17. Fifty
United States soldiers and 55 members
of the home guard of Sandpoint,
Idaho, arrived here today and began
patrolling the streets and guarding the
jail because of threats made by mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of the
World and their sympathizers.
Ifwas reported to the authorities
that an attempt would be made to
release by force the six alleged In
dustrial Workers arrested last night
by armed citizens. The federal troops
and the state guardsmen were ordered
here after a: outbreak yesterday when
an attempt was made to release from
jail W. M. Nelso, former secretary
of the Maries branch of the Industrial
Workers. Nelso was removed to
Couer d'Alene.by the state authori
ties. Evans Takes Over Plant
Of Ralston Varnish Firm
R. R. Evans, president of the Nel-son-Zarp
Paint company of Omaha,
has taken over the Banner Varnish
company at Ralston and has pur
chased an additional 300 feet of
ground for trackage.
Evans will organize a corporation
to put the old Banner company on
its feet and make a big varnish man
ufacturing concern out of it. He in
tends to double the capacity of the
plant and expects soon to manufac
ture 25 tons of whiting per day.
More Than One Hundred
Ball Teams at Camp Pike
Little Rock, Ark., March 17. One
hundred and twenty-two base ball
teams, composing 17 regimental
leagues, today has been organized at
Camp Pike here. The leagues were
formed at the suggestion of Major
General Samuel D. Sturgis, command
ing Camp Pike,
DAN COLEMAN IS
ENOUGH TO MAKE
GAYETY SHOW BIG
At the Gayety for the week is
"Harry Hastings' Big Show." Dan
Coleman nuikes it all right to leave
the word "big" in. Coleman doesn't
need much make-up and rollicks
through about 'steen different situa
tions in as many different garbs, with
the face of him always the same.
Phil Peters, whose part is sort of
a sub-lead, is quite a show in himself
just to look at. He's built some
what after the general specifications
of a sand hill crane, and dresses, of
course, in a manner to bring out all
the lines, or rather lack of them.
Hazxard and Burnstone do a horn
niDe. or highland fliticr, whichever it
is, and do it so well that they're made
to come on for several repeats.
The Hastings show will likely fill
the Gayety bill at every performance,
for it carries a nifty aggregation of
pretty girls, with a sprinkling of real
beauties. These are strung out in
various specialties from impromptu
nurses to sea-going "vamps." The
costumes, many of them, are espec
ially striking. Some, though, would
not cut much figure in the high cost
of clothes if bought by the yard.
WALLOON MEN OF
Lieut.-Col. Hershey, Captain
Giidden and Other High Offi
cials Hold Impromptu Meet
ing in Big Shed.
Saturday afternoon off at Fort
Omaha is spent in various ways by
the officers and men, but perhaps the
most unique recreation of all was the
private littK gathering in one of the
great balloon shed corners, where sit
ting on barrels, boxes and even the
ground, five balloon experts of world
renown discussed the progress of
The impromptu meeting, which was
wholly by accident, lasted several
hours and certainly would have been
interesting to the public. Remember
ing the experiences of a photographer
who tried to escape with a snapshot
the idea of a oicture Quickly fled.
Lieutenant Colonel Hershey, Cap
tain Thomas Baldwin, Captain Charles
J. Giidden, J. P. Lahm, father of Colo
nel Lahm, now in France, and Leo
Stevens composed the party.
Every one of the Fort Omaha offi
cers and instructors is a balloonist
of international reputation. Each
holds enviable records, gathered by
heart wrecking experiences in the air.
Millions of dollars were represented
in the group financially.
The men were unanimous in the
opinion that aeronautics have gone
forward so fast that the public will
have trouble in keeping pace with its
progress. Pioneers in the work, these
officers are more than ordinarily in
terested in all things pertaining to
Lieutenant Colonel Hershey. per
haps, for the first time, told of his
great leap for life, when he surprised
the world by stepping out ot a bal
I loon with a frail parachute strapped
Ho his waist. The famous Eyeglass
Episode" will live long in the mem
ory of Omaha people. The colonel
came all the way down with his glass
es on, and did not loose them until his
feet touched the ground, when he
stumbled slightly and they jerked
Captain Giidden told the little gath
ering of select men some startling
facts on what to look for in the fu
ture, but it would be telling a secret
to divulge the trend of his conversa
tion. Captain Giidden has made up
ward .of 50 balloon flights and is an
internationalist, holding French and
English medals for spectacular bal
Captain Baldwin, Leo Stevens and
the father of Colonel Lahn also told
many thrilling tales of the air.
Three Boys Slightly Hurt
When Struck by Cars
Jesse Kelly, 11 years old, 2411
Cuming street, was bruised about the
body and suffered a sprained ankle
after being run over by L. E. Kirk
Patrick, 2308 Thirty-second avenue
in front of the Empress theater,
Kirkpatrick was arrested for in
vestigation but released on bonds
when the boy's injuries were found
to be slight.
Lawrence Petterson, 8 years old,
2022 Harney street, was slightly
bruised when he fell from a truck in
which he was riding with several
other boys. The accident happened
in the rear of the Powell Supply
George Bertelson, 828 South
Twenty-second street, 15 years of
age and employed by the Western
Union telegraph company was
slightly bruised when run over by an
auto truck at Fourteenth and Doug
las streets. The truck was driven by
William Kurskin, 3004 Spring street,
Wattles Will Investigate
Complaints of Overcharges
Complaints of excessive prices for
wheat mill feeds are invited by Gur
don W. Wattles, federal food admin
istrator for Nebraska. Such com
plaints will be promptly investigated
and action, which may be warranted
in the charges, taken.
Margins allowed under the most
recent rulings for the distribution of
mill feeds are:
Jobbers handling car lots, 50 cents
per ton; in less than car lots, $1; de
Retailers, $3 per ton, and delivered
These margins should bring all
feeds to the consumer at a maximum
of $4.50 over the 38 per cent mill
Geneva Town Ticket.
Geneva, Neb., March 17. (Special.)
The following city ticket was placed
in nomination Friday at a non-partisan
aucus. Mayor, William Aldrup;
clerk, Roscoe Mohrman; treasurer,
L. O. Swails; councilman, Henry
Nicewander, Ed Pierce, H. R.
Cellar, Jacob Weis. Board of edu
cation, Mrs. Cora Ashton and Henry
Mehlenberg. It is not probable that
another ticket will be nominated.
PROOF OF GRAFT
hi h nr.. nriniin
in viuul ULHunu i
SECURED BY U. S.
Will Furnish Transcript of Evi
dence to War Trade Board;
May Revoke All
(By Amoclated free.!
New York, March 17. A mass of
direct testimony and documentary
evidence indicating the connection of
certain American wool importing and
manufacturing concerns, with an
alleged conspiracy to insure German
interests a balance of power in the
world's textile markets after the war,
was in the possession of state author
ities at the close last night of an in
quiry conducted by State Attorney
Deputy Attorney Becker, who had
indicated that a transcript of the
evidence taken will be furnished the
war trade board at Washington, which
it is expected will revoke the ex
porting and importing licenses of
those firms which it may be found
violattd their trade agreements by
acting as "dummies" in the purchase
tor German account of wool and
textiles in South Africa, Australia,
South America and elsewhere.
Acted As Agent.
A feature of today's session of the
inquiry was an admission bv Otto
Kuhn, wool manager of the Botany
Worsted Mills of Passaic, N.' J. that
his Company had acted as the agent
of German interests in brineintr wool
from British colonies into the United
States in 1915. This was done he
said after the company had agreed
to abide by restrictions imposed by
the Textile Alliance, Inc., a semi
official agency to which the Amer
ican and British governments gave
regulatory powers designed to pre
vent those materials from reaching
Preceding Kuhn as a witness.
Thomas Prehn, naturalized German,
president of the Botany mills, tes
tified that a majority of the com
pany's stock was owned by Germans,
although many of the German-owned
shares were held in trust by Amer
icans. According to Mr. Becker, the
"wool hoarding" scheme was con
ceived by Eugene Schwerdt, a
wealthy wopl merchant of New York
and Boston, arrested February 25
and now awaiting internment as an
It was during the attorney gener
al's investigation of the activities in
this country of Bolo Pasha, now
under sentence of death for treason
in France, that first evidence of the
plan were found in the papers of
Hugo Schmidt, formerly the Amer
ican agent of the Duetsche Bank of
War Too Long.
As the belief was prevalent
tnroiiRhout Germany at the outbreak
of the war that hostilities would con
tinue only a few months, Mr. Becker
believes these papers show the pro
moters of the scheme originally in
tended only to enable Germany to
obtain sufficient wool for military
and industrial purposes during the
war. But when the British fleet drew
a blockade along the German and
neutral European coasts, the deputy
attorney general declares, the con
spiracy developed into one of hoard
ing the wool until peace should be
"This would have resulted in Ger
man interests having a large ac
cumulation ot textiles to minimize
the effects of a possible British
economic embargo against Germany
alter tne war, said Mr. Becker.
That Schwerdt's plan received
liberal financial support from the
Deutsche bank, was indicated by cor
respondence read into the records
of the inquiry. This bank acted as
financial agency in all alleged illegal
transactions and, in some cases,
allowed its name to be used as
OF HIS COMMAND
Washington, March 17. Major
General Hugh L. Scott, formerly
chief of staff, has been ordered re
lieved of his command ot the 78th
(National Army) division at Camp
Dix, N. J. and placed in command of
the camp itself, which is to be made
an embarkation camp. Brigadier
General lames 1. Dean has been
appointed to temporarily command
the 7cth division.
No official reason for the order was
assigned. General Scott came to
Washington this week for examina
tion by the medical board appointed
to determine the fitness of officers to
hold commands on the fighting front
in France, and he understood that he
had passed the test. Five othei
divisional commanders had been re
nevea ot tneir commands earlier in
the week, because they failed to pass
the physical examination.
Christy Made County Agent
By Dodge County Board
Fremont, Neb., March 17. (Sp'.oal
Telegram.) L. C. Christy, who has
been engaged in county farm demon
stration work in Kansas for several
years, has been choen by the D jrtge
County Farm bureau as county agent
for this county. Mr. Christv 's
graduate of the Nebraska univet:ty.
He will receive a salary of $2,000 a
year. Mr. Christy will move to Fre
mont with his family within the r.cxt
week or 10 days.
Germans Get Fifteen Russian
Warships at Odessa
Amsterdam, March 17. A telegram
from Berlin to Koelnische Volks
Zeitung states that the Germans found
15 Russian warships in the harbor of
Odessa when that city was occupied.
Washington, March 16. (Spirial Tel
gram.) The following named officers are
relieved from their present duly at Camp
Dodge, la., and directed to proceed to the
place stated: Temporary, Second Lieuten
ant Homer S. Felknor, Infantry, regular
army, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; temporary,
Second Lieutenant Harry P. Vondrach. In
fantry, regular army, Jefferson Barracks,
Mo.; temporary, Second Lieutenant Stevens
T. Rozmaryndwakl, Infantry, regular army.
Fort Thomaa, Ky.
m W0ULD Em
against u. s. dead
Washington, March 17. Deception
and fraud have been practiced on
the beneficiaries of American soldiers
killed in the war with Germany. Rep
resentative Fields of Kentucky, a
member of the house military com
mittee, said today after he had in
troduced a bill designed to put an
end to the alleged practices. The
measure limits the fee of agents or
attorneys to $25 and imposes heavy
penalties on persons collecting more.
"Claim agencies already are or
ganized throughout the country,
said Representative Field, "and as fast
as casualty lists are published these
agencies or their representatives hurry
to beneficiaries with the statement
that it is extremely difficult to collect
the soldiers insurance without the
aid of special counsel.
15y such method they frighten the
beneficiary into employing them at
extortionate figures. Some claims are
being purchased at a mere pittance
through the same methods.
"Service of a special agent or at
torney is not necessary in collecting
war risks insurance except in some
unusual cases, where the claimant may
encounter difficulty in establishing his
identity. A law should be enacted to
inflict upon these people the punish
ment they deserve."
NEW CONTRACT TO
FROM BIG GAINS
War Board Will Spend Billion
Dollars; Eminent Experts to
. Replace Cantonment Con
By AMoolatod Prase.)
Washington, March 17. With the
creation of a construction division in
the War department to hat'dle
the largest single building program
in history aggregating $1,084,000,000
a board of eminent experts appoint
ed by acting Secretary Crowed, re
ported that the present form of con
struction contract is "profiteer proof."
The new construction division will
replace the cantonment division,
which did the preliminary work of
building national army camps, and
will carry on an immense building
program, involving hundreds of thou
sands of workmen and extensive
structures for the army throughput
the country. It will be under the im
mediate direction of the chief , of
Personnel of Board.
Headed by Prof. A. N. Talbot of
the University of Illinois, president of
the American Society of Civil Engi
neers, the board includes John Law
rence Mauran of St. Louis, president
of the American Institute of Archi
tects; Charles T. Main of Boston,
president of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers; John R. Al
pine, representing the American Fed
eration of Labor; R. Goodwin Rhett
of Charleston, S. C, president of the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States; E. W. Rico of Schenectady,
N." Y., president of the American In
stitute of Electrical Engineers; Fred
erick L, Cranford of Brooklyn, pres
ident of the General Contractors' as
sociation of New York, and Oscar A.
Reum. of Chicago, representing the
Building Construction Employer' as
sociation. Because of the hundreds of mil
lions of dollars involved, the board
was asked to examine the present
form of contract and if necessary pro
pose a new one. The board reported:
New Form Concrete.
"The form of contract permits
starting actual work weeks and even
months before the details are com
pletely worked out and delineated, and
permits the government to push the
job at any speed it may elect, chang
ing at will its scope ana plan, but pay
ing only what the work actually costs
plus a fee which is to reasonable to
.to be above the reach of fair-minded
This form of contract so thorough
ly approved is known as the "cost
plus sliding scale of fixed fee," in
which fixed fees to contractors range
from 7 per cent on contracts of $100,-
000 or less down to as low as 1J4 per
cent on the very largest sums.
The fee, according to this form, 5s
fixed when the contract is let and if
the cost exceeds the estimate because
of higher labor and material prices,
the contractor receives no additional
compensation whatever. Labor and
material prices always will be subject
to approval by the government.
Under other forms of the ''cost
plus" contract, so widely attacked in
congress, it was possible for a con
tractor by running up labor charges
and paying extravagant prices for
material to increase his fees accord
ingly. Gross Makes Plea Favoring
Universal Military Work
Chicago, March 17. A strong plea
lor universal military service was
made by Howard II. Gross, president
of the Universal Military Training
league, in a speech today before the
military training camp association
convention today. If this plan had
been adopted five years ago, he as
serted, it would have saved the
United States a billion dollars and
the war probably would have been
British Casualties for
One Week Number 3,562
London, March 17. The B-itish
casualties reported for the week end
ing today numbered 3,562. They
were divided as follows:
Killed or died of wounds, officers,
53; men, KM
Wounded or missing, officers, 148;
In the firjit week of March the cas
ualties numbered 3,343, the lowest of
any week for several months.
The annual party of the Lowell society
was held Saturday afternoon at the noma
of MIsb Wilfred Wohlford. Thoae present
wore Myrl Fonda. Elma Nensnan. Elmo
Wlfrfs, Charlotte Huntley, Emily Moflnger,
l.amona Mates, Helen Mnd, Mabel Adam
aon, Ethel Rprledt, Doris Fonda, Doris
Schneider, Mildred Hun gate, Ruth Madden,
OF ENLARGED STORE
Nebraska Clothing Company's
New Annex Is Now Com
pleted; Improvements Cost
Thousands of Dollars.
Formal announcement of the cm
pletion of the Nebraska Clothing c-n
pany's extensive improvements to it
store is made today in the fo in of
an invitation to the public to atrcr.r'
the spring opening and inspec ih
recently acquired new building whicr
has been completely remodeled t :
cost of more than $30,000 fo ,m
provements and new fixtures.
The new millinery room is u !
the show places of the city, vi'! ;i
wonderfully attractive exhibit oi
American and Parisian millinery 'J '.is
shop occupies the' entire main Ro n
the new building, more than 4 oOU
square feet of floor space bcinu de
voted to millinery exclusively. It
connected with the main floor ov a
large archway opposite the elevator.
The second floor of the new li,;ld
ing has been equipped throughout
with the most modern chv.h nc
cabinets and is connected with the
present main clothing room by a laige
entrance. The large skylights and
the all glass front give a flood of day
light. It is said the Nebraska i ow
has the largest onr-floor clothing de
partment west of Chicago.
One of Largest.
OF DENVER TELLS
"I Jut Can't Praise Tanlac
Too Highly," Declares .
Robert S. Storrs.
Robert S. Storrs, a well known
civil engineer, residing at 2235 Cleav-
land Place, Denver, Colo., tells a re
markable story of his relief from suf
fering, through the use of Tanlac.
Mr. Storss, who his lived in Denver
all his life, and who is highly re
spected by all who know him, de
clares that the results he has ob
tained through the medicine arc fr
in excess of his expectations. His
"Up until about eight years ago, I
was as strong and healthy as a man
could ask to be. In fact, I prided
myself on my good health . and
strength and made nO particular ef
fort to take care of it. 1 felt like I
could work longer and harder and go
longer without eating than other peo
ple. I have worked all day long many
a day without eating a bite, then
gone home late at night, eaten a
heavy supper-and gone to bed. I
thought I could keep this up all the
time, but suddenly found out differ
ently ana everything in the region of
my stomach seemed to go wrong.
My appetite seemed to go back on,
alike. In other words nothing had
any taste. I had no desire for fooa
of any kind and never enjoyed eating
at all. I just forced myself to eat a
little and then before long I began to
.have n awful amount of gas on my
stomach and terrible pains after eat
ing. My liver was all clogged" up
and I was constipatted all the time..
"I dropped down from 174 to 149
pounds and was still losing weight
and, getting weaker all the time. I
got so nervous and unstrung I
couldn't sleep at night and decided
it was about time I was trying to
get my troubles checked up. I was
examined and told that I had a very
bad stomach I went under treat
ment but failed to get any relief.
Finally I was induced by the high in'
dorsements I read in the papers to
try Tanlac, and while I've only taken
one bottle so-far the results have
been wonderful. I feel just like a
different man already, my strength is
coming back rapidly and I can work
as well now as I could before I got
sick, but I'm going to be more care
ful and not overdo things like I once
did. My appetite is fine and I can eat
anything I want without having tny
gas or pain from it. I enjoy all my
meals and what I eat digests and gives
me strength. I sleep like a log and
feel so much better in every way since
taking Tanlac, that I feel like I just
can't praisejtjoo h ighly."
Beoausa a man or woman la old does not
mean that thiy must walk alonr bent oyer
and supported with a cans. A man can bs
as vigorous and healthy at eighty as at
twenty If ha alda tho orgnns of th body
In performing their funotlons.
All dlseasea whether of a malignant or
weak character tand to tear away our vi
tality. You must counteract dlaeas In ita
Incipient stairs If you would live a happy
and useful lone life.
OOLD MEDAL Haarlam Oil Capsules, a
100-year-old preparation that ta imcd all
ovar the world, contains soothing oil com
bined with strength-giving ami ayatem
cleaning herbs. These oapsulesi are a pre
scription and have been and are still beini
used by physlclana In dally practice. Thej
have proven their merit In relieving back
ache, kidney and bladder complaints and
all ailments arising from an excess of uric
acid In the ayntem.
ooi.D MEDAL Haarlem OU Capsule; lim
sold at all ,'tllablo druKKlats. itwy air
guaranteed to do everything as claimed or
money refunded. Don't be misled by false
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Wahin Won't Rid
Head Of Dandruff
The only sure way to get rid of
dandruff is to dissolve it, then you
destroy it entirely. To do this, get
about four ounces of ordinary liquid
arvon; apply it at night when retir
ing; use enough to moisten the scalp
and iub it in gently with the finger
Do this tonight, and by morning,
most, if not all, of your dandruff will
be gone, and three or four more ap
plications will completely dissolve
and entirely destroy every single
sign and trace of it, no matter how
much dandruff you may have.
You will find, too, that all itching
and digging of the scalp will stop at
once, and your hair will be fluffy, lus
trous, glossy, silky and soft, and look
and feel a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any
drug store. It is inexpensive and
never fails to do the work.
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