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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. 1918.
If WOMEN NAME
IN LIBERTY LOAN
S jTERRfflC BLAST
NOW IN EVIDENCE
Mrs. Peterson Gives Out List of
, Those Who Will Take Charge
t. of Activities on Behalf of
jf ! Their Sockti3s.
Lincoln, March 26. (Special.)
V The machine for the .women's part in
the third Liberty loan campaign hi
N'ebraska is announced today by Mrs.
A. G. Peterson, Aurora, Liberty loan
chairman of the womans' -committee
of the Council of National Defense.
Chairmen have been appointed in
72 counties and plans are under way
to exceed the amount raised in the
second campaign, which was' $1,344,
768. 'The women plan to co-operate very
i closely with fhe men in this campaign
in order to avoid duplication. In com
1 munities where the men have made
f the financial standines of
s a men and women and have apportioned
t, the Liberty loan contributions ex-
l pected accordingly, the committee ot
j women will follow the surveys and
work only under the direction of the
committees of men. Mrs. Peterson,
who attended a district Liberty loan
conference held in Kansas City re-
ccntly reports that the instructions
given there tvere for. minute avoid
i ance of duplication of the work of
;ommittecs'of men and women.
s County Chairmen.
The county chairman appomted to
' ! carry on the third Liberty loan are as
I " Adams county, Mrs. J. W. Marvel,
f Hastings; Arthur, Mrs. Linna Pasco,
Arthur; Antelope, Mrs. C. W. Wat
i ties, Neligh; Boone, Mrs. F. M.
Weitzel, Albion; Brown, Mrs. W. H.
"Williams, Ainsworth; Buffalo, Mrs.
f M.'L. Atchinson, Kearney; Cuming,
"Mrs. Alice M. Daniels, Bancroft; Box
Butte, Mrs. Cluadia B. Dole, Alliance;
Butler, Mrs. W. C. Bucchta, David
f City; Boyd, Mrs. Theodore S. Wood;
Burt, Mrs. Roy Wethercll Cass, Mrs.
Charles Stone; Cheyenne, Mrs. Frank
Woolridge, Sidney; Clay, Mrs. Char-
les K. Brown, Sutton.
Custer, Mrs. Carrie; Cherry, Mrs. h.
C. Davenport, Valentine; Colfax, Mrs.
R. O. BrcAvr.ell, Schulyer; Dakota,
Mrs. Merel E. Ream, Homer; Dawes,
Mrs. E. G. Shamp, Chardron; Doug
las, Mrs. E. M. Fairfield, Omaha;
Deuel Mrs. John .Wertz, Chappell;
Dixcn', Mrs. John McQuillen, Ponca;
Dawson. Mrs J. E. Kelley, Gothen
burg; Fillmore, Mrs. M. Joe Ertel,
Geneva; Frontier, Mrs. J. F. Heckel
inaii. Curtis; Gage, Miss Julia Fuller,
Heatrice; GranLMrs. Blanche "ftshley,
Jivannis! C.arfield, Mrs. Florence E.
A'derman, Burwell; Gosper, Mrs. E.
T (Irunden, Elwood; Greeley, Mrs.
M. K. Conbn, Greely; Hall, Mrs. J.
- l'.auman, Grand Island; Harlan,
f M s. R. L. Keester, Alma; Hitchcock,
Mrs. J. H. Corrick, Culb'ertson.
Hamilton, Mrs. J. E. Gelow, Hamp
i, ii; Haves, Mrs. J. J. Snee, Hayes
Center; Howard, "Mrs. Mark Holm,
Klba; Jefferson, Mrs. C. P We:ton,
Fairbury; Johnson, Mrs. J. F. Crxft,
Tccuinseh; Kearney, Mrs. C L.
- AUlen, Kimball; Keith, Miss MaDel
Welpton, Ogallala; Keya Paha, Mrs.
K. E. Dietrich, Springview; Lan
caster, Miss" Catherino Cline, Lin -Gin;
Lincoln, Mrs. R. F. Cotterell, North
Tlatte; .Merrick, Mrs. George. i?.ee
bern, Central City; McPherson, Mrs.
M. B. Snyder, Tryon; Morrill, Mrs.
H. h Sgoggin, Bridgeport; Nance,
Mrs. J. F. Johnson, Fullercn;
Nuckolls, Mrs. Bess H. Scherzinger,
Nemaha, Mrs. S. Daniels, South
Auburn rOtoc, Mrs. S. S. Wilson, Ne
braska City;-fawnee, Mrs. Alberta
Ballance. Pawnee City; Pierce, Mrs.
R. L. Thomas, 'Pierce; Platte, Mrs.
U. S. Mace, .Columbus; Perkins, Mrs.
El He Holoway, Grant; Phelps, Mrs.
George H. Titus, Holdrege; Red Wil
low, Mrs. J. E. Hawthorne, McCook;
Richardson, - Mrs. J. H. Morehead,
Falls City; Rock, Mrs. W. E. Preble,
Bassett; Saline, Miss Belle R. Fitl,
Milligan; Sheridan, Mrs. J. O. Apian,
Rushville; Scottsbluff, Mrs. Henry
Sarpy, Mrs. A. H-Gramlich, Pap
pilion; Stanton, Mrs?. S. Gamble,
Stanton; Sioux, Mrs. F.. H. Wallace,
Harrjson; Valley, Mrs. C. C. Shep
herd, Ord; Thayer, Mts. Roy Hensel,
Hebron; Wayne, Mrs. Rollie Ley,
Wayne; Webster, Mrs. Frank Smith,
Red. Cloud; York, Mrs. R. R. Copsey,
York; Blaine, Mrs. Sina Vannes,t,
Brewster; Knox, Miss Rose Banks,
For Nebraska Cloudy: cooler.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
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Local Record. '
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Grand Island, March 26. (Special
Telegram) The confession of Anson
Cole that he lured Mrs. Lulu Vogt
from her home on the night of July
4 and murdered her and also the
confession of Vincent Grammer ad
mitting the conspiracy, were admit
ted in evidence at the trial of the
case at St. Paul-today.
A letter written by Cole to Gram
mer in which the details of the con
spiracy' were -given, which was in
tercepted by the authorities, also was
admitted in evidence. '
Cole stated in his confession that
he killed his victim under promise
of a reward of $500 to be paid by
Grammer, son-in-law of Mrs. Vogt.
Other incriminating evidence was in
troduced by the state.
' - V
Officers and Holders of Com
mon Stock declare They Did
Not Wrongfully Convert
'(From a Sta't-Correspdond ekt.)
Lincoln, March t6.-( Special.)
Officers of the Lincoln Traction com
pany and a number of the common
stockholders made defendants in a
suit fied by some of the preferred
stockholders, Tuesday, filed an answer'
in the case, asking that the suit be dis
missed. A denial is made by the defendants
that they confederated with any per
sons for the purpose of dictating or
controlling the management and af
fairs of the company, contrary to the
interests of the preferred stockholders.
Further denial is made that the de
fendants wrongfully diverted funds of
the corporation on common stock and
that any depreciation in the selling
prices of the stpeks of the company
is due to any action or default on the
part of the defendants.
It is admitted in the answer that
the- first preferred stock dividend of
1918 was not paid, but specifically
deny that the failure-yto pay taid
dividends was due to the payment of
common stock dividends in the ear
1916 or years previous thereto. Hut,
it is alleged, the failure to pay t'ivi
dends on preferred stock February 1,
1918, was due to fhe fact that the
net earnings of said company wtre
not sufficient to then justify the pay
The suit was instituted to compel
the defendants to refund about $190,
000 alleged to have been paid as com
mon stock dividends and $M('.000
claimed to have been spent i:i im
provements. Avoca Oversubscribes
Savings Stamp Quota
Avoca, Neb., March 26. (Special.)
Harry Cole and Miss Maude Cook,
both of Julian, were married at Ne
braska City Saturday. v
Dunbar, has nominated the follow
ing candidates for trustees to be voted
on -at the coming spring election:
W. W. Anness, Thomas Murray, C. C.
West, F. Wescott, Paul Hawk and
The Dunbar Community club has
elected the following officers for the
ensuing year: C. J. Mullis, president;
GeoVgf Anderson, vice president; Rev.
A. L. Godfrey, secretary: Edward
43orcherding, treasurer. - s
inline war savings stamp anve neia
here Friday, Avoca went over the
top. The apportionment was $8,500
and the amount raised was nearly
$12,000. All business houses closed at
Rey. J, Bezoni, has resigned the
pastorate of the Christian church at
this place to take 'effect April 1.
Fremont Ready for Big
Third Liberty Loan Drive
Fremont, Neb., March 26. (Spe-'
cial Telegram.) hTe committee in
charge of thev Liberty loan drive in
Fremont has organized and is ready
to go ahead with the" work. The com
mittee looks for no difficulty in rais
ing the quota assigned to Fremont.
Cards asking every householder to
furnish data to be used in determin
ing the amount each person is able
to give have been mailed.
40,000 Eagles in U. S. Service.
Fremont, Neb., March 26. (Special
Telegram.) Grand Trustee R. J.
Barrett of Omaha was the principal
speaker at the meeting of Fremont
lodge Wo. iw, iratrnal urder ot
Eagles, when a large was initiated.
State officers were in attendance. It
was brought out there are 40,000
Eagles in the service.
IN JERSEY CITY
RO CKSNE W YORK
Wild Rumors of Repetition of
Black Tom Explosion Cause
Panic in Gotham; Store
New York, March 26, The Jarvis
stores structure, covering two city
blocks, at Henderson and Thirteenth
streets Jersey City, were virtually de
molished by a terrific explosion at
3:06 o'clock today.
New York city, was shaker and
alarmed by the three or four violent
People Rush to Streets.
Thousands of people in New York
rushed into the streets, fearing a
catastrophe like the Black Tom ex
plosion here two years ago.v The
detonations were, however, ijpt so
violent as on that occasion. Roofs of
New York sky-scrapers were quickly
crowded with people watching the fire.
While the explosions were severe
enough to cause buildings in New York
to tremble, no damage was done here
as-far as had been reported at 3:30
One report was that the explosions
occurred in a train of freight cars
loaded with ammunition which had
been run onto a siding on Pavonia
avenue, Jersey City.
The Erie railroad offices here an
nounced that the explosion had oc
curred in their yards in Jersey City,
but they had no details.
Later it was said at Erie railroad
headquarters that the explosion had
occurred in the plant of the Union
.Terminal Cold Storage company, Jer-
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ocy uy, auuui ouc-naii nine iium mc
waterfront, and, to trie right of the
A big fire following the explosion
continued to grow, spreading south
from the scene, fanned by a northwest
wind. Windows in Jersey City were
reported shattered for a- radius of
more than a mile.
ARMY STATION SAFE.
Washington, March 26. The War
department has been advised that the
explosions began in a car in the Lack
awanna railroad freight yards at Ho
boken, N. J.
The army officer at Hobokcn, mak
ing the report, said no damage had
been done to the army's great em
barkation station nearby and that the
extent of the damage in the railroad
yards was not evident.
None of the government's! great pro
jects hi that vicinity has been endan
gered or affected by the explosions,
the War -department was advised.
It was finally ascertained that the
explosions occurred in a four-story
brick structure in Jersey City.
The structure, occupied by the
Jarvis stores at Henderson and Thir
teenth s-treets, Jersey ' City, covering
nearly two city blocks, was virtually
Marshal Eberstein Orders
Release of Suspected Man
Fremont, Neb.. March 26. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Fred Moench, taken
into custody on complaint of a pas
senger on the1 Northwestern railroad
for alleged pro-German remarks, was
released on instrucTions' from Marshal
Eberstein of Omaha. No papers indi
cating that Moench was disloyal wxte
found on him when he was arrested."
He was on his way from Onttha to
Stribner to work for a contracting
stamp Selling Contest
Held in Stapleton School
Stapleton, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial.) The Stapleton public school
recently instituted a war saving stamp
contest. Sides were chosen and March
22 was set as the date on which the
contest should close. The final count
showed the total amount of stamps
bought to be $1,450, or an average. of
about $14 to the pupil.
Hastings Votes School
Bonds at Special Meeting
Hastings, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial Telegram,) The $100,000 issue of
school bonds carried in the 'special
election today by 543 to 316. The
money will be used to complete the
$300,0000 of school buildings includ
ing the new junior normal.
Newman Grove Auction Sale
Nets Red Cross Fund $2,000
Newman Grove, Neb., March 26.
(Special.) A Red Cross sate held
her Saturday netted $2,000. Xhe wom
en of the Red Cross organization
served lunch during the day.
Temperature and precipitation depc.-tures
'from the normal:
Normal (temperature 41 !
Kxcess for the day 22 j
Total excess since March 1, 1918 '.
Norma' precipitation 01 inch !
Deficiency for the day 4....
Total rainfall since March
Jvficiency since March 1
Ace.3 for cor. period. 191
IK f idem y tor cor. period,
.11 Inch ,
.3T Inch j
.27 Inch i
Reports From Station at 7. F. M.
Stations and State Tern. HtRh Rain-
- of Weather. 7 p. m. est fll. j
Cheyenne- .part cloudy ..60 f.4 .00 ;
T)avenport, Clear t'2 ,41 .00;
brnver, cloudy S 70 .On,,
:ts Moines, clear 50 f,j .00 '
Jodffe City, clear 74 80 .06 '
-Lander, eloudy . 60 It .00
'Vorth Platte, clear 76 7X .10 !
i'maha, clear 7 .0
rueblo, cloudy OH 74 .no '
Rapid Cltv, part cloudy .VJC "i ."V !
Sa'i Luke Citv. cloudy. 0 .00
S: V: Fe. clou.'y S i .'
Sh.'.;u.nn. cloudy Hi .
S;"U 'lty, cicur .fM
Yrilt-ntliie, part aloady ..in 6 .
L. A. vrLl.Sll. .Mtil'iJ uli'jM. '
the1 supreme test the
new Studebaker Light Six
just finished the, 30,000
mile 90-day endiirance run
at an average of 45 miles
an hour with a perf ectcore
We will be glad to dem
onstrate this car to pros
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Farnam St. at 25th Ave.
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Easter Is Just 4 DaysAway
This Is the Store for Last Minute Service
WE ARE BETTER PREPARED than ever to cater
to ypur wants with stocks that are immense in as
sortment, superb in style and moderate in price. We
have recently opened nyiny new fitting: rooms and
increased the efficiency of our work rooms and al
teration rooms 'manifold. Despite the fact that our facilities have
been so greatly increased, we ask you to carry out your plans for
Easter Apparel early, as past experience teaches us that some
few late comers may be disappointed. Early selection is advised.
Our Stock of Stylish Spring Suits Is Immense
Including Stouts Up to Size 54
We have made new records every day in selling of Suits dur
ing the past few weeks, and with the immense stock of careful1
ly chosen garments which we are able to offer right now, we
are in a position to give values that are very exceptional and
thus have every reason to believe that this record selling will
Our experience teaches us that a woman likes to purchase
from a stock that is so broad and complete that it admits of ev
ery possible fancy she may have, and at the same time have a
style that is exclusive, and so, becau:e we are selling Suits at-
$25, $29, $39, $9, $65, Up to $125
each in a complete range of sizes, and wonderful variety of
materials and style, we Have every reason to expect that no
matter what your last minute needs may be, they can easily
be satisfied here. '
Sizes for Stout Women Up to 54 Measure L
We have specialized upon this feature, and today we are able to offer to the woman
above the average figure, a service that is complete and gives to the stout woman an op
portunity to obtain a perfect fit without resorting to the made-to-measure garment.
RELY ON THIS STORE FOR STYLE, SERVICE, PERFECT SATISFACTION.
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Do You Know About Our Service
For the Hard to Fit Growing Girl?
Am YOU AWARE OF
THE FACT that we arc
fitting hundreds and
hundreds of jarr'owinrf'
frirls each week "with
clothes that take away
that awkward appear
ance and make them
This is another of the
specialty services which
this great establishment
offers a special service
for the growing girl.
Mothers know how hard
to fit the "avikward age"
is, ancl regard this as a
Messing TRY IT YOURSELF.
The "Dorothy" Frock for Girls '
Is Shown Here Exclusively in Omaha
This i3 one of the. Dresses that is mentioned fre
quently in Vogue. Little hand made Dresses, all indi
vidual styles, Dresses' that
could not be madfi by any
expert dressmaker for any
thing like the price we askv
Little Garden Frocks
and scores of other good,
practical styles; sizes 6 to
14 years. Prices are,
$6.95 to $12.50'
4. in ill
Pretty Petticoats, $4.95
Five Hundred for Easter
NetT," crisp, bright, stylish
Petticoats for Easter, just
out of their packings in
which they arrived frpm tho
best Eastern manufacturers.
Silk Jersey tops and Taf
feta or Jersey flounces, or
made of all Taffeta.
In all the new changeable
shades, harmonizing with al
most any garment you wish
to wear the skirt with. An
endless variety of designs in
flounces; pleated, ' shirred,
ruffled, hemstitched, accor
dion pleated and combina
tions of trimmings.
At Least Twenty
Hair Switches at Low Prices
Natural Wavy Switches, 20 inches
long, ounces in weight, QO
$1.50 value, special, at. . . . 7c
Natural Wavy Switches, 20 inches
long, 2 ounces in weight; fljO Q
$4.00 value, special, at. . . . v.i70
Transformation of Convent djrr CA
Hair; $10.00 value, at. . . .
Second Floor Har Dressing Parlor
Is Bringing Scores and
.Scores of Women Here
MANY WOMEN like to
have a voice in .the selec
tion of the trimming to be
used on their Hats, and
to make this as easy of
accomplishment as pos
sible, we originated this
Pin-On-Trim Service a
few months ago.
We select shapes, scores
of them and then our experts pin on the trimmings
they think most appropriate. These are displayed on
tables in the Millinery Department, with a ticket on
each Hat, showing the price of the shape and each bit
of trim if you desire to make a change, you simply
add the price of another trim and deduct the-price of
the old, and when you have it the way you want it, take
it home with you and sew on the trimmings.
Then you have the very Hat that you want, with the
very trimmings that you want, you save a tidy little
sum by sewing the trimmings on yourself.
You Also Get Our Ideas on
We are now showing Ribbon Hats, Flower Hats
and many with Quill Trims all exceptionally fascin
ating. V Second Floor
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