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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
6. A. 0. OFFICERS
J. S. Hoagland of North Platte
. Is , New Department Com
mander; .Omaha Woman
Heads Relief Corps.
ewad, Neb., May 16. (Special
Telegram.) The following officers
were elected this morning at the
State Grand Army of the Republic
encampment at Seward.
Woman' Relief Corps President,
Beaulah C Davis, Omaha; senior
vice president, , Mrs. Mary Oden,
Beatrice; junior vice president, Mrs.
Sadie Sonders, Seward; treasurer,
Lola Wintersteen, Republican City.
Grand Army of the Republic De
partment commanders, J. S. Hoag
land, North Iatte; senior vice com
mander, George VV. Fuller, Seward;
junior vice, commander, T. L. Bender,
Fremont; delegate at large, J. D.
.Gage, h -,
Spanish War Veterans A. W.
Shillings, North Platte, department
, commander; Perry Miller, senior vice
commander. Omaha; Ray Abbott,
: judge tdvocate, Omaha; Rev. Under
wood, chaplain, Blair; E. E. Moody,
North Platte, department marshal;
Otto Meyers, Lincoln, department
adjutant; R. 0. Allen, York, chief of
staff. One hundred and sixty-five
men enrolled here. Ladies of Grand
Army of the Republic: Department
president, Mrs. Kline. Aurora;
senior vice president, Mrs. Jen
nie Ray, Cambridge; junior vice
president, Mrs. Rita Dixon, Minerva;
Putnam, chaplain, Lincoln. V'
Sons of Veterans Commander, W.
H. Smith, Lincoln; senior vice com
mander, Paul Gross, Lincoln; junior
vice commander, F. ' G. , Simmons,
Seward. '. ", , . '
Staff H' B. Reed, division secre
tary, Columbus; - E. P. Dussel,
division treasurer, Columbus; E. C
Kemble, division patriotic instructor,
Lincoln; L7 W. Garoutte, division
counsellor. Lincoln; J. H. Rafferty,
division chaplain, MindenJ r. A.
Barrows, chairman press committee
K J. Golley, assistant secretary,
Division Council R. S. Drake, Lin
coln; L. W. Hague, Minden; B. J.
flnlW. CVilumhtiR. 1
Resolutions were adopted asserting
loyalty to the government ana tnanics
to the people of Seward. . A telegram
was sent to President Wilson pledg
ing the full support of the division to
hit conduct ot tne war. -'
? Sloan Maket Talk.'
During the afternoon business
meeting the brief discussion by
Congressman Sloan of the recent pen
sion legislation was Interesting to
the veterans present. "The Sherwood
bill," he said, "provided for a mini
mum pension ot $2S for every soldier
now drawing a pension and providing
for a scale of increases running up to
$39 per month and in certain special
cases a greafer increase not exceed-
ing $50. This bill passu tne nouse.
.."Attempt was made to grant lim
ited pensions to those who served less
than 90 days. This also failed. The
Sherwood bill provided that no in
crease should be given to a soldier
while an inmate in a soldiers home,
and also that no increase should be
given to any soldier who had an an
nual income of $1,000 or more, his
pension included. These two provi
sions seemed to the congressmen to
pen alue in the first place a lack of
thrift; in the second place, penalize
the fact of being thrifty. It is ex
pected that a more liberal pension bill
will be wrought out in the senate,"
' ht stated. v.
Dswitt Farmer Arraigned
As Disloyal Buys War Bonds
Beatrice; Neb,, May 16. (Special.)J
jonn iooaDen, a weanny rarrner oi
the Dewitt vicinity, was up before the
Saline County Defense council for
making alleged unpatriotic statements
and refusing to purchase Liberty
bonds. Before the 'meeting closed
Tobaben admitted that he had not
been very patriotic and agreed to
purchase $600 in Liberty bonds. He
made a statement to the effect that
be would be more loyal in the future
and would attend all meetings of the
council and assist in every possible
way to win the war.
C C Carnes and Roy T.. Ramsey,
two Beatrice residents, left for the
Great . Lakes training station, hav
ing recently enlisted in the navy.
Farmers report that crops of all
kinds are badly in need of rain, espe
cially winter wheat, oats and alfalfa.
In some instances pastures are dry-
. Ing UP.". ;
Druggists Lands Three Bullets
; : In Body of Alleged "Peeper''
i. . " (From a- Staff Correspondent)
'Lincoln, May 16. (Special). L. H.
Carter, a druggist, emptied his auto
matic revolver at W. D. Smoke, a rail.
way mail clerk, Wednesday night,
when the latter, it is alleged, was
caugnt peering into a bedroom wm
dow at the Carter home near. Four
teenth and Plum streets.
Smoke is in St Elizabeth's hospital
today, suffering from three bullet
wounds. One shot pierced the man's
elbow, shattering the bone. Smoke
will recover. He has not made any
statement in regard to the affair.
. Chief of Police Malone has recom
.. mended that no criminal oroceedintrs
be brought against Carter, declaring
that the man was entitled to protect
mi own nome ana aia tne ngnt thing,
J.W.Welpton, Well Known
Banker of Ogallala, Dies
J. W. Welpton, '58 years old. of
ogauaia, saet died in San Diego,
CaL Wednesday iiis-ht He wai i
well known business man of Onllala
for many years and owned extensive
banking and live stock interests there.
m wa a cousin of Douglas B. Welp
ton. of Omaha.
, He went to California last F1 rtiarv
la the hopes of benefiting his failing
tealth. The body will be brought to
i-iDraska ana funeral services and
tuna! will be in Ogallala. -
Wedding at Madison.
Madison, Neb, May 16. (Special.)
r-The marriage of William A. Bitk.
Indians Dig Up Dead
Horses and Dry Meat
For Vie as Food
(From a Staff Correapondent.)
Lincoln. May 16. (Special.) A
food conservation method employed
by a trible of Crow Indians camp
ing outside of the city of Alliance
startled city officials there a few
days ago and caused State Epide
miologist Wilson a hurried trip to
the scene. But before the author
ities could put a halt to the re
volting practice, the party had
broken camp and departed. It is
presumed the Indians returned to
their reservation in South Dakota.
The report to the state officials
was that the redskins dug up dead
horses from a burial ground, cut
off (he meat and hung it up to dry
for future use as food.
Although some of , the horses
which the Indians dug up had died
of disease, the redskins took the
flesh off of every carcass they
found. They took every bit of meat
with them when they left.
The city authorities hesitated to
act in the matter because the In
diana were wards of the United
States government Epidemiologist
Wilson holds that when the Indians
are off their reservation they are
subject to all civil laws of the state.
Twenty-Four Towns Added to
Itinerary of Pershing Men
in Nebraska by Prof.
' Lincoln, May 16. To the two
weeks' itineraries of the Pershing sol
diers who are to tour Nebraska Ser
geant James L. Stephens and Sergeant
Paul A. Havenstein 24 towns are
added in continued itineraries an
nounced today by Prof. M. M. Fogg,
who, by orders of the acting chief of
staff. War department, is in command
of he soldiers while they are in the
' Brunswick was added to Sergeant
Havenstein's itinerary Wednesday aft
ernoon, May 22. The Pender meet
ing was changed from Friday morn
ing to Friday evening and the West
Point meeting from Friday evening to
Crete also was added to Sergeant
Havenstein's itinerary, where two
meetings have been arranged for Sun
day morning by W. K. Smith, chair
man of the four-minute men one in
the Sokol -theater and an overflow
meeting in the Congregational church.
Additions to Program.
The itinerary of Sergeant James L.
Stephens, which began today at Weep
ing Water and which ends for this
week at Dunbar Saturday night, where
W. W. Anness, four-minute men chair
man is in charge, is continued as fol
lows from May 19 to 26, inclusive:
Sunday, May IS Evening, Quid Rock,
Monday, May JO Mornlnc, :0, Nolaon.
Oaorte Jaekaon; morning, 11:00, Edgar, A.
D. floott; attarnoen. 1:10, Clay Center, A. -C
Kpperaon; evantnic. Alma, W, J. Fun.
Tuaaday, May St Mornlnir, Beavar City,
B. J. Lamb! afternoon; Holdrece, Clarano
A. Da via: evening-, Oxford, W. O. Sprlngar.
Wadnoaday, May M. lAt morning or
early afternoon, Kuitla, L. P. Sorneon; aftar
noon. Islington, Oaorga C. Olllan; evening,
North Flatta, Ira U Bar.
Thuraday, May 13 Afternoon, Oaring, A.
B. Wood; evening, Scottabluff, R. Hon
nold. r rid ay. May 11. Morning, Bridgeport, O.
J. Bunt: avanlng, Sidney, W. J. Brabam.
Saturday. May it Noon, Sutherland,
.Tamea A. Eaatwood; aftamoon, 4:00, Oconto,
J. T. Bridges; evening, I ;00, Callaway. A.
Sunday, May it Morning, Eddyvllle, P.
Moynihan; aftamoon, Millar, A. N. Bllaa.
GAS RATE WHILE
Fremont. Neb.. May 16. (Special
Telegram,) Announcement of a raise
of 25 cents 1,000 feet in the price of
eras was made by the Fremont Gas,
Electric Light & Power company to
day. Six weeks ago the company
asked permission of the city council
to make the increase. The council
has had the matter under considera
tion, but no definite action has been
taken. , :, '
A committee was appointed to in
vestigate records of the gas company.
About a year ago the council passed
an ordinance providing tor a cut ot
15 cents 1,000 feet or from $1.50 to
$1.35. The gas company went to the
courts and the case is now pending
in the United States court at Omaha.
The new rate will be $2 1,000 feet with
a rebate of 25 cents if the bill is paid
by the 10th of the month.
Fire Commissioner W. S. Ridgell
came to Fremont for a session with
the Fremont school board. The board
was instructed to install fire escapes
on all the school buildings in the city
60 days ago and, the time had ex
pired. Commissioner Kidgell notitied
the board that he would not permit
the buildings to be opened for school
this fall unless the escapes are in
stalled. The board has had the es
capes made for several weeks, but ow
ing to a scarcity of labor has not had
them put up. Several merchants were
instructed to clean up their premises
by the commissioner.
Hog Raising New Profession
To Engage Dainty Parisians
Paris, May 14. Municipal hog rais
ing in Paris on a large scale may re
sult trom the war.
Lack of labor and deficient trans'
portation facilities have not only held
up provisions needed bv the house
wife and made them dearer, but have
delayed the garbage before the front
doors until it has compelled universal
attention to its immense volume as
well as to the inconvenience from its
overstay in. the street.
Hog raisins; has been orooosed as
a remedy for. the lack of food and the
superabundance of rotting waste.
Vegetable garbage and greasy sub
stances in the boxes over which the
Parisians have been stumbling nightly
since the war began, would, it is as
serted, fatten 100,000 hogs each year
and pork is now worth 50 cents a
Thousands of errant dogs nourish
themselves on the contents of garbage
boxes, and a great many of the dogs
have been spreading hydrophobia.
' It is estimated that the gross rev
enue from the enterprise would be
JOHN H. POWERS,
DIES m NEVADA
Civil War Veteran Ran for Gov
ernor of Nebraska in Early
Nineties; Party Leader
The death of John H. Powers, in
Trenton, Nev., marks the passing of
one of the last of the old guard of
populism, so far as the central west
is concerned. Mr. Powers was 86
years old and his death Wednesday
was attributed to the infirmities of
age. He had lived in Nevada many
years, having- gone there from Ne
braska. John H. Powers was born in St.
Clair county, Illinois, and when a
young man taught in the country
schools of the southern part of thej
state. At the breaking out of the
civil war he enlisted in the 104th Illi
Moves to Nebraska.
After the war he returned to Illi
nois, where he continued to reside un-'
til 1873, when, with his family, he
moved to Nebraska, locating on a
farm in Hall county. He- remained
there 14 years, when he sold his pos
sessions and moved to Hitchcock
county. There he engaged in farm
ing, continuing to till the soil until he
sold out and moved to Nevada.
In 1889 when the wave of populism
began to sweep over the country,
John H. Powers came into promi
nence, going through the counties of
the western and central portions of
the state, Organizing clubs and cam
paigning., He was instrumental in the
organization of the Farmers' alliance.
Thus with the populist party and the
Farmers' alliance behind him he be
came a power in politics in the rural
Candidate for Governor.
In 1890 he was the populist
candidate for governor, but landed in
third place, having been beaten by
James E. Boyd, democrat, who was
elected and by General Thayer, the
During the years when Mr. Powers
was active in populistic circles, he
was one of the trusted leaders of the
party. He drafted the party consti
tution and for four years was presi
dent of the state organization, as well
as president of the northwest asso
Live Stock Men Hold Big
Meeting at North Platte
1 Sixty-five stockmen gathered from
many portions of western Nebraska,
dropping their work at home at this,
the- busiest part of the year, to meet
at North Platte to discuss the prob
lems of the western livp stock breed
ers and to form the nucleus of an as
sociation of live stock men which
promises to be one of the most mo
mentous of the west. : .
S. R. McKelvie made the opening
address, setting forth the world's
problem of food production and the
part of breeders in this war.
E.'W. Crossgrove, who has done
much toward blazing the trail for the
Shorthorn breed, was dad of the
K. F. Warner of the University of
Nebraska was largely responsible for
the broadening of the organization
to include owners of pure bred stock
as well as breeders.
The constitution proposed by the
committee was discussed, revised and
finally adopted. A nomination com
mittee was appointed and upon its
recommendation the following officers
were elected: S. J. Koch, Hershey,
president: E. W. Crossgrove. Far-
nam, vice president; Frank Strolberg,
North Platte, treasurer; Bert Barber,
North Platte, secretary. The follow
ing were elected as representatives of
me several Dreeas, acting wun ine oi
ficers to form an executive commit
tee: Percherons, Thomas Doolittle,
N. P. Shires, Ed Coates. Keystone;
Hereford, A. Gauldreaut, Farnam;
Shorthorn. George Brownfield, Her
shey; Galloway, O. A. Fairchilds,
Wellfleet; Angus. S. R. Pattison. Max
well; Holstein, A. R. Sharrah. North
Platte; Poland-China, Alex Baldwin,
Dickens; Duroc-Jersey, Herbert Mil
ley, Farnam. v
British Gars Consumers'
Allowance Cut Down
London. r ? May : 5. British house
holders have been notified by the gas
companies that all consumers must
hereafter limit their quarterly con
sumption to five-sixth of that in the
corresponding quarter last year. Fail
ure to obey will be pumsnaoie unaer
. a m . a). 1 .
the detense ot tne reaim regulations.
14 Per Cent Gluten
Santa Rosa, Cal., May 16. A
"superwheat" containing 14 per
cent gluten, has been evolved by
Luther Burbank, the noted California-
horticulturist, after ex
periments extending over 11
years, it was announced here to
The wheat may be grown from
Hudson'a bay to Patagonia, and
is intended to replace the Califor
nia variety with its low content of
The new wheat is said to be of
the winter variety, very hardy
and producing a very white flour.
The production to the acre is
: said to run about the same as Cal
Burbank has turned his atten
tion to a new rye and barley in
which he hopes to increase the
amount of gluten now obtainable
in these grains,
Relief from Eczema
Don't worry about eczema or other
skin troubles. You can have a clear,
health akin bv usina a little temo.
obtained at any drug store for 35c, ox
extra large Dottle at jl.ua
Zemo ffenerauv removes DUtmlesi ciac
heads. blotches, eczema, and ringworm
and makes the stun dear ana neaitny.
Zemo is a dean, penetrating, antiseptic
liauid. neither ttickv nor sreasy and stains
nothing. It is easily applied and costs a
mere trifle tor eaca appucanoa, ti k
RULINGS BY NORMAN
IN INJURY CASES
Labor Commissioner Decides
What Amounts Shall Bi Paid
Employes Who Have Re
(From a Staff Correapondant.)
Lincoln, May 16. (Special.)
Labor Commissioner Norman has de
cided in favor of five laborers in eight
cases from Omaha arising under the
Nebraska workmen's compensation
Norval S. Alcox is given $10 a week
for 15 weeks against the city of
Omaha, for an injury to his thumb.
The commissioner orders Morris
Co., packers, to pay Adoph Radii,
$11.80 per week for 15 weeks for the
los of a cart of one finsrer. The
company must also pay $81 for medi
R. H. Folwell must nay Clarence U
Martin $5 a week for a period of 300
weeks on account of his neck being
Norman awads Clarence F. Stone,
an employe of the Omaha-Scott Tent
and Awning company, $10 a week for
six months tor injury to one oi nis
legs. If, at the end of that time, the
member is still disabled the payments
are to continue, .
Morris & Co. must oav Fred Brix.
who lost three fingers in the packing
Dlant. $420 for the first one. 5180 tor
the second and $120 for the third,
payable in weekly installments. The
rm must also pay his doctor bill
2 Days Only
10 Bargains in Women's
and Misses' Ready-to-Wear
that will be the talk of
BARGAIN NO. 1
SO Spring Coats, Ladies' and
new styles "
lies to $12.50,
BARGAIN NO. 2
7 5 Women's (? 1 l f) P
Coats, all col
ors, valnes up
BARGAIN NO. 3
Silk Poplin AaAP
Skirts, black, $Ojj93
ran, gray and
BARGAIN NO. 4
BARGAIN NO. 5
shades, a few
BARGAIN NO. 6
BARGAIN NO. 7
75 Beautiful A
from my reg. ttl
BARGAIN NO. 8
BARGAIN NO. 9
Qeorgette A l- QP
Crepe Waists, J il fftj
values to 17.76,
on sale at. . . .
BARGAIN NO. 10
Wool Snlts, la llghJ and dark
All other Garments in
our stock now reduced.
. PRICED STORE
S. E. Cor. 16th & Douglas
SELLS SEED CORN
Patriotic Commission Steps In
to Dispose of Large Amount
of Cereal; Finds Tenant
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 16. (Special). Be
cause Lawrence Stull, a farmer near
Flattsmouth, insisted on holding his
corn to feed to his cattle, the State
Council of Defense took charge of
2,500 bushels of the man's 1916 corn
crop and sold it to supply farmers in
the same vicinity with seed. The
proceeds, amounting to more than
$8,000, after expenses of the sale had
been deducted, were turned over to
Stull. The seed brought $3.30 per
Arnold Martin of DuBois, and Pro
fessors Burr and Kimes of the state
The Days to Save
Black patent. Dull kid and White Duck, with
splendid Leather soles and heels. Al sizes up to
' The only shoe that wifl
hold a Real Bojf. Ex-
tra grade tan with Elk
soles. Sizes up to 6
II l I I n
Very Special-300 Pairs
Ladies' Patent Pumps
Th rich, plain style, with
Louis heels, tomorrow at
The New Lace
Black patent,. ,
la dull calf and
with kid tip or
plain toe with
leather or rubber
On Sale Friday
, and Saturday
agricultural college, were sent out to
assist the shenlt in distributing the
corn. Many farmers living miles
away came to get seed and it was sold
in two days' time.
Under its enlarged powers the coun
cil is proceeding to see that no farm
lands will lie idle this year. Near
Roca, in Lancaster county, the coun
cil found a tract of 100 acres without
a tenant. The owner is a woman who
lives at Ladder, Kan. County author
ities have leased it to a man who is
planting corn on the land. The own
er said that she had difficulty in find
ing a renter and has consented to the
An 80-acre field near Western, in
Saline county, has not been farmed
for several years. Neighbors of El
mer Lowe, the owner, say he is men
tally incompetent. At the request of
the council, County Attorney Barth
is bringing an insanity complaint
against him with the object of hav
ing a guardian appointed who will
have the land farmed. In event Lowe
is not adjudged insance, proceedings
may be brought against him under
the sedition law, charging him with
obstructing agricultural activities, or
under the sabotage law for interfer
ing with production of foodstuffs.
Colonel Jamea B. Hydt. formerly-lieutenant
colonel of the 41st Infantry, atatloned at
Fort Crook, left Omaha last week to Join
hla new command at Camp McArthur. Waco.
1512 Douglas Street
amd iris' Shoes
Mary J ana
Boys' and Girls'
Tennis Oxfords ;
sizes . . .
With white fiber
soles and heels.
Heels only one
inch high. Very
stylish and pret
ty. Just the
' winf tip.
Soft Back Kah
In tip styles and
On Sale Friday
While engagedMn a : friendly scuf lie
Arthur Westphal, a grocery clerk,
suffered the fracture of his left kg
Mrs.' C'B. Nicodemus. social leadei
and Red Cross worker, slipped on the
kitchen floor at her home and .fell,
breaking her wrist.
The commencement of the. Hooper
High school will be held this evening,
when 17 graduates will receive their
diplomas. Ex-Chancellor C. A. Ful
mer of Wesleyan university will make
the address. ....
One hundred and twenty childrer,
were registered in the Fourth ward
Thursday for measurements and
Three Arrested on Charge
0f Liquor Possession
( From a Staff Correapondent.) 1
Lincoln, May 16. (Special.) Go v
ernor Neville's agents, working at
Sidney and Alliance, have reported
three more arrests and convictions
for bootlegging. At Sidney Ed Ray
and G. C. Mayhugh were -med $100
each for unlawful possession of liquor.
Ewart Clark of Alliance drew a fine
in he same amount.
Ten Big Panor
Buying it the Sicret.
P U IY1 P S
Mary Jane Pumps,
white cloth, hand
turned soles; sizes
to ti cn
Come Early for Thai?.
If you cannot''
com t our
tor, order by -mail
A Big New Let ,
Pen C3 fcfcrdi
With one - inch
leather heels aad
bound edges. Jfaet
the shoe' for
On Sata Friday