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-xE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. MARCH 18. 1918. 7 WANTED TO RENT Business Property. 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 .hipping ' 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 West. 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. .North. 1 THIS IS A REAL BARGAIN Seven rooms with bath; two rooms up stairs; young hedge around front yard. I you would raise a WAR GARDEN OR POULTRY 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 $2,500 FOR SALE OR RENT 3474 Grant St., 8-room house with I full size lota, vacant land adjoining for gardening purposes. 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. $20. WILL sell my o-room cottage, $890. 4022 N. 25th St. South. 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 irnftha Bee. "T " W. FARNAM SMITH CO.. Real Estate and Insurance. 1320 Farnam Bt. Doug. 10(4. REAL ESTATE Unimproved West FOR RENT Lota 6, 6 and 7, Richmond Ad dition, for season of 1918. Rent $7. Ad dress Box 3990, Omaha Bee. - North. VACANT NORTH. 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. Electric Bldg. Tyler SS 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 Dundee. I WILL BUT a Dundee home 6 or 8 rooms, modern and new, and pay one-halt cash. Bos 3863 Omaha Bee. Acreage 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 STORE WANTED. 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 (5,000 stock. DORT STOKES, Lincoln hotel. Lincoln, Neb. (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 FARM. 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 Arkansas Lands. MARCH 19. Our next excursion to McGehee, Ark VT. 8. FHAVK. 501 NEVILLE BLK. Colorado Lands. 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 Colorado 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 cent. THE TWIN LAKES LAND AND WATKR COMPANY. , 1 First Nat") Bldg.. Omaha. Missouri Lands. GREAT BARGAINS. 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. Vernon, III. Nebraska Lands. 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 Oregon Lands. 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 Bank Bldg Wyoming Lands. 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. Miscellaneous 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 FARMS 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, Florence 492. "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 1799. 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 Bluffs. 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. FINANCIAL 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. Private Money. 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 0 (TH FLR. SECURITIES BLDG. T 960. 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 UNDER LICENSE BY U.S. DICTATOR Permits Must Be Obtained Be fore April 1; "Swapping of Coal" and Other Fictitious Operati ions Banished. (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 their services. 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 industry. 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 lowing proclamation: 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 unqualified endorsement." 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 today. 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 RENOWN DISCUSS AIR PROGRESS 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 aeronautics. 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 the air. 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 loose 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 loon flights. 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 company. 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 livered, $1.50. Retailers, $3 per ton, and delivered $4. . These margins should bring all feeds to the consumer at a maximum of $4.50 over the 38 per cent mill price. 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 Licneses. (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 General Lewis. 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 Germany. 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 enemy alien. 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 Berlin. 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 concluded. "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 consignee. MAJOR GENERAL SCOU RELIEVED 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. Army Orders. 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 INSURANCE EVIL against u. s. dead s March 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 KEEP PROFITEERS FROM BIG GAINS War Board Will Spend Billion Dollars; Eminent Experts to . Replace Cantonment Con struction Division. 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 staff. 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 criticism." 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 over now. 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; men, Aooy. In the firjit week of March the cas ualties numbered 3,343, the lowest of any week for several months. PERSONAL MENTION. 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, Oenetta Goldsmith. ANNOUNCE OPENING 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. CIVIL ENGINEER OF DENVER TELLS HIS EXPERIENCE "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 statement follows: "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." WALK ERECT AT EIGHTY 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 Imitations. Look for GOLD MEDAL on every box. 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 tips. 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.