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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. MAY 17, 1918.
PAVING WAY FOR
Renews Charges of Conspiring
Against Governor sNeville;
Scores Legislature, Alleg
ing Neglect of Duties.
Lincoln, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
A lengthy pronunciamento just
" made by Charles W. Bryan, ex-mayor
of Lincoln, proposes a program for
municipal governments to adopt to
co-operate with the federal govern
ment Incidentally he reviews the
charges against Governor Neville of
conspiring with the 18 wet member's
of the state senate to prevent the
Nebraska ratification, by the late spe
cial session of the legislature, of the
national prohibition amendment.
He also scores the legislature for
neglecting opportunities for passing
" constructive economic legislation to
enable tin state to co-operate with
the federal government in suppress
ing treason-, profiteering and labor
-, Mr. Bryan's statement is believed
to be made to pave the way for an
announcement that he will run for
some state office.
Reference to Neville.
The most pointed paragraph re
ferring to the governor is as fol
lows: , "It is to be regretted that at the
special session of the Nebraska legis
lature, which passed some splendid
legislation that will enable the' Ne-
braska soldiers stationed in this coun
try to vote, and will enable our state
courts to oc-operate with the federal
government in the enforcement of
law against treason, sedition and dis
loyalty, that the governor did not also
! suggest economic legislation to en
able the state to co-operate with the
federal government in preventing un
reasonable profits by passing legisla
tion that would break up monopoly
and restore competition in our various
lines of business that has been caus
ingso much unrest among our
producers and consumers in Ne
braska. "The co-operation between the .gov
ernor and the wet members of the
Nebraska state senate to prevent the
. ratification of the national prohibi
tion amendment was a slap in the
face of overwhelming public sentiment
in thi j state.
Satisfies Liquor Men.
"The action of the governor and the
18 wet senators is satisfactory only to
the liquor interests in this state who
have , already been outlawed by a
vote of 29,000 majority and to the Na
tional Brewers' association, who are
expected to contribute a campaign
fund to the liquor element in this state
in the hope of electing another gov
ernor and another state senate that
will defy the people of the state by
. an effort to postpone ratification of
the national prohibition amendment.
"The national congress submitted
the constitutional amendment to the
various state legislatures as a war
measure to help conserve the food
grains of the country, to protect the
man-power of the nation against the
effects of alcohol and disease and to
prevent the profit, from the liquor
business from being used by alien
enemies to carry on a propaganda
against our government and our sol
diers." i )
Must Pledge Candidates.
In summarizing his proposed plan
Mr. Bryan takes occasion to say: "
"Unswerving support of President
Wilson's war plans without question
or hesitancy until the war is brought
to a successful close.
"Prompt and adequate punishment
: for all disloyalty to the government
of whatsoever character, and ample
protection to all loyal citizens against
. unnecessary and unjust criticism or
' attacks. Nebraska people, with possi-
Diy very tew exceptions, are 100 per
cent loyal Americans and are support-
. ing every branch of President Wil-
. son's program.
"Candidates for congress should be
pledged to support the commander-in-chief
of the army, President Wil
son, and to assist him by their vote
and influence in raising as much as
possible of the additional money
needed for carrying on the war by
: taxes on-war profits, excess profits,
surpjus incomes and legislation for
. the conscription of wealth for war
purposes in the same manner as men
- are conscripted, the exemption rules
for wealth to be worked out along the
same lines and for the same reasons
that men are exempted or are placed
inj( deferred -classifications.
"National prohibition by congres
sional action as a war measure to
conserve food needed by our soldiers
and alh'es, to maintain the efficiency
of the man power of the nation and
to prevent the profits now being made
by the breweries from being used for
' ?Jie -n fnmy propaganda against the
' United States. ...
h For Equal Suffrage.
Equal suffrage, state and, national,
as an inherent right and also a right
women have earned and as a help to
th.ohtlcaI.,ife of the nation, v t
The nomination and election of a
governor and a legislature personally
known to.be in favor of national pro
hibition and who may be depended
upon to vote and work for the ratifi
cation of the national nmhiklti,
amendment as a war measure and to
prevent the liquor interests and other
sp?.ciai 'nterests from thwarting the
will of the people.
"Federal legislation or action that
will maintain the market price of Lib
erty bonds at par. y
D R?cRni Wage Earners.
Producers and wage earners should
have adequate representation upon all
boards and commissions appointed
ana-created for fixing prices of com
modities, wages of labor and for the
management of publicly owned util
ities or industries.
"Defer consideration of question of
compulsory universal military train
ing until after the close of the war.
We are now fighting to make demo
cracy safe throughout the world and
destroy militarism, and if we win we
will not require large standing armies
and large navies and we expect to
'Development of the water power
pf the atite by governmental devel
opment or- under adequate govern
mental control, so that cheap electric
current may be had in vthe factories
and on tta farm tad to supply as
heat and light in the home, and to
conserve coal and the transportation
"Government ownership of public
utilities when the subject can be con
sidered without hampering the finan
cial plans of the federal government
in the conduct of the war.
"State fire insurance. This could
make a saving to holders of insured
property of at least $1,500,000 a year.
"Opposition to the fire insurance
combine's so-called 'uniform rate bill.'
"Legislation to prevent life insur
ance companies from confiscating the
money of soldier boys now tied up in
"Enforcement of state laws against
monopolies in restraint of trade and
the enactment of new legislation that
will prevent profiteering out of the
sacrifices of the people, as President
Wilson has so forcibly stated.
"State ownership and strict control
of a sufficient number of terminal de-
Nebraska in the shipping, marketing
and grading of their product
"Legislation providing for the ap
pointment of bonded grain and
produce inspectors to protect the grain
growers in the marketing and grading
of their grain and produce, the same
as other countries have made pro
vision. "Legislation appointing bonded
live stock commissioners to protect
the live, stock producers and feeders
in securing the market price for their
live stock and in protecting them on
market prices when they buy feed
ers and stockers on the "live stock
markets, the same as other coun
tries make provisions to protect them.
"Legislation authorizing alt towns
and cities to establish a public mar
ket to bring the producer and con
sumer together to prevent mon
opoly. "Authorize cities, towns and county
commissioners to establish municipal
slaughter houses for the convenience
and advantage of the people who have
live stock for sale in less than car
load lots. Thesa municipal slaughter
houses will save four men's profits,
two 'ailroad freight rates, and could
easily increase the price 10 per cent
to the producer of live stock and re
duce the price of meat 10 per cent
to the consumer. Other countries
are making this provision.
"Legislation authorizing cities and
towns and county commissioners to
buy and sell food and fuel to the
public when necessary to protect the
public against monopoly.
"State hail insurance that will
equitably and fully protect live stock
and crops against natural calamities.
"State life insurance at cost for all
wage earners and insurance against
sickness- and injury and the plan of
old age pensions for dependents.
"The enforcement of the state laws
regulating the hours of labor of men
and women and of child employ
ment. "State legislation that will give the
people of Omaha the right to con
struct and operate a municipal light
plant the same as Lincoln, as it would
save the users of electric light and
power in Omaha, $150,000 anuually.
"Rural credit legislation that will
enable the farmers to secure cheaper
money lo protect their croos acrainst
a low market.
"State registration of the man power
of the state and the establishment of
labor assignment and employment
bureaus throughout the state, county
and governmental machinery.
"The arrest and prosecution of any
state employer or i other person, or
former state employe or other person,
found guilty of graft and malfeasance
in office in connection with the feed
ing of state troops.
For Good Roads.
"The placing of the state govern
ment on a business basis by the
abolishing of unnecessary boards or
commissions and by the cpnsolidation
of departments to promote efficiency
"The co-operation of the state,
county and municipal governments
with the federal government in con
fining the building of permanent
roads in the country during the war to
roadbuilding suggested or approved by
the federal government as war
"The establishment of a state ex
ecutive budget which would provide
for a list of proposed expenditures to
be submitted to the state legislature
Relatives Disfavor Inquest
In Death of Mrs. Alice Jenkins
At the request of relatives, County
Attorney Magney will not hold an in
quest in connection with the death
of Mrs. Alice M. Jenkins, the result
of injuries received when she was
run down last Tuesday by an auto
mobile driven by C. B. Liver, presi
dent of the C. B. Liver company, at
Sixteenth and Davenport streets. The
county attorney found no evidence
of criminal negligence on the part of,
Mr. Liver. ' 1
JURY DECIDES IN
A verdict for the Metropolitan In
surance company of New York wai
returned by a jury in district court
Thursday in the Bexton case, which
involved payment of an accident pol
icy of $3,700, held by Edward W.
Bexton at the time of his death four
Mr. Bexton died in the Paxton ho
tel after taking an overdose of an
opiate during an illness. The jury up
held the contention of the defendant
that vMr. Bexton committed suicide,
after testimony by Lulu Rayford, a
The case wa? taken from the hands
of a jury by the presiding judge at
the first trial and a decision handed
down. This decision was later re
versed by the supreme court and the
case was retried under Judge Redick.
1519-21 DOUGLAS ST. SOUTH SIDE OF STREET
Take Advantage of These Bargains Before We Move
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Good-Bye Old Store
You served your purpose well, but there is 'a big-
ffer field calling us and soon we must leave you for
our new home in the Conant Hotel Block. There we shall
have the facilities, the equipment, the opportunity to serve the
readv-to-wear needs of all the people of this great community, in a
bigger, broader and, better way. It will be a store of the people, for the
people and made possible by the people and that we shall never forget.
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ONLY 7 More Days Until We Open OUR NEW STORE
AND W EARE MAKING THE GREATEST SACRU . E OF LADIES' APPAREL EVER OFFERED TO THE WOMEN OF OMAHA AND VICINITY.
A SALE That Will Be Remembered for Years to Come
We are sacrificing our entire stock of Ladies' Wearing Apparel at far less than manufacturer's prices. Having purchased a complete new
stock for the opening of the New Store, we do not want to move a single Garment of our present stock.
Over $25,000 Worth High Class Apparel
NO SPECIAL PURCHASE OR JOB LOTS, BUT OF ORKIN'S HIGH STANDARD QUALITY ALL ARE NEW SPRING GARMENTS. 1
Be sure to arrange to attend this great 7-day sale as you will not have a chance to save like this for years to come. This is an opportunity of-
fered but once in a lifetime, so take advantage of it. '
No matter how many Suits you have you can well afford an extra one when you can
buy such high-class garments at such low prices as are offered here.
Suits in All the Latest Styles and Colorings All Sizes
$25.00 and $29.50 Suits, Our Good Bye
Sale Price, at. . . . . '. . . .
$35.00 and $39.50 Suits, Our Good Bye :
Sale Price, at ' ....
$45.00 and $49.50 Suits, Our Good Bye
Sale Price, at
$55.00 and $59.50 Suits, Our Good Bye
Sale Price, at
$65.00 and $69.50 Suits, Our Good Bye
Sale Price, atf
Your true sense of economy naturally suggests you buy one or mora of these fine
coats now when such wonderful bargains in New Spring Garments are. offered.
Our Entire Stock of High Clais Coats Must Go in 7 Days,
$25.00 New Spring Coats, Our Good Bye ; $11171
Sale Price, at . . -. .,;; r.. . .
$29.50 and $35.00 Spring Coats, Our Good Bye
S&Ig PF1C6 '4e e ' ri '
$35.00 to $39.50 New Spring Coats, Our Good
Bye Sale Price, at v
$39.50 to $45.00 New Exclusive Coats, Our
Good Bye Sale Price, at.
$45.00 to $55 Handsome Spring Coats, Our
Our Good Bye Sale Price,' at
$65.00 to $75.00 Wonderful Coats, Our Good Bye Sale Price, at. $38.50
GREAT SACRIFICE OF BLOUSES At Less Than the Cost of Material Alone
BLOUSES WORTtf UP TO $3.95
Beautiful new Blouses in Voiles, Jap
Silk, Batiste, etc., embroidered and
lace trimmed, many designs to choose
from 7-lt u
at . . .
BLOUSES WORTH UP TO $6.50
Tub Silk, Crepe de Chine, Radium,
Georgette, etc., in stripes and all high
colors, embroidered and lace trimmed
at . . ,
BLOUSES WORTH UP TO $10.00
Now is the time to lay in your supply
of Blouses. Georgettes, Crepe de
Chines and Satins in beautiful beaded
COATEES WORTH UP TO $15.00
In all the leading materials, such as
Wool Jerseys, Silk Jerseys, Velvets,
etc., colors, rose, gold, green, khaki,
tans and blue,
Final Reduction DRESSES
$25.00 Serge Dresses $8.75 jggjODresses, at $24.75
$29.50 Silk Dresses $13.75 $45.00 to $49.50 Dresses $28.75
$35.00 Dresses, at $19.75 $55.00 to $65.00 Dresses, at. . .$38.75
Final Reduction Grade
$8.50 Silk and Wool, at , $5.95 $16.50 and $18.00 Skirts. . . . . .$10.75
$10.00 Silk and Wool, at; .... . .$6.45 Beautiful Wash Skirts . . ... . . .$3.95
$12.50-$15.00 Silk and Wool. . $8.45 $2.50 Petticoats, at $1.95
ORKIN BROS. 1519-21 Douglas Street-South Side of Street