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THE BEE: OMAHA, ' FRIDAY, MAY 24, ,1918.
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Governor. Neville Says Invest!
Gators Found No Ground for
;;i Accusation He Defrauded
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'"- ifin a Suff C'orrtipondent.)
"j-incoln, May 23. (Special Tele
gram.) Although weeks have passed
fcince the Lancaster county grand jury
adjourned, it now has been found
that the Charge against Major Walter
Steele of Omaha, former adjutant gen
era! of the Nebraska National Guard,
accused of participation in an attempt
to-defraud the state by raised vouch
ers, was not sustained and that the
case against him has been dismissed.
.4 he governor -announces tnat inei
attorney general was instructed, to
press the charge and that he did so,
after consultation, with the county at
torney of this county and that ' the
grand jury refused to bring an indict
ment because there was no evidence
against Major Steele save the testi
; mony of K. F. Wright, who profited
by the raised voucher and who has
since been found guiUy and sentenced
in federal court.
Former University Boy
Killed in Training Camp
(From Staff Correipondtnt.)
- Lincoln. May 23. (Special.) A
message was received in Lincoln to
day that Lloyd Davis, 30, a member
of the university class of 1918 and
one of the fastest members of1 the
track team of that institution, had
been accidentally killed in a Cali
fornia training camp while boxing.
Mr. Davis was a well known school
man, having been connected with the
chools of Grand Island and other
cities, filling in as athletic instructor
with his other duties. He was born
in Pawnee Citv. His grandfather
Davis was starved to death in Andcr-
sonville prison during ths civil war.
His grandfather on his mother's side
was VV." Ii. Raper. a captain in the
civil war of a Nebraska company,
while his father was also a civil war
veteran. He was t nephew of Judge
J. B. Raper of Pawnee Uty,
DATES OF STEPHENS
Rush Pershing Soldier to Mon
. tana, His Heme State, for'
. Speaking Tour Begin
Lincoln, Neb., May 23. (Special.)
Instructions which Prof. M. M.
Fogg received this morning from
Adjutant-General McCain of the War
department direct him to recall to
Lincoln Sergeant James L. Stephens,
one of the rcrshinar soldiers touring
the state, and get him to Monana,
his home state, by May 28. Sergeant
Stephen's itinerary in western Ne
braska is thereby cut off Saturday
noon at Sutherland.
A meeting at Kearney for Sergeant
Stephens was arranged last night with
Edgar A. Hale, chairman of the Four
Minute men. It will be held Satur
day evening. Kearnev is to deliver
the sergeant to the 9 o'clock Burling
ton train at Minden Sunday morning.
siihatitui- tor stenneni..
-Tn nlar nf ScrcMnt Stenhens. the
War department is sending Nebraska
next week i'rivate joiin ai. Andrews,
another of the 50 returned Pershing
soldiery who is to rcobrt at Lincoln
May 27.. He comes here from Ala
bama. . His itinerary next week, which
will be in central and southwestern
Nebraska, May 28-30. will be an
nounced Friday. ,
Continuation of the .itinerary of
Sergeant Paul A. Havenstein. who is
speaking Jiis week in northeastern
Nebraska, ending at Blair Saturday
afternoon and at West Point Saturday
evening, from which he goes to North
Bend for a Sunday evening meeting,
was announced this morning.
Appointments for Andrews.
The towns -where he speaks and
the persons in charire of the arrange,
ments are as follows:
Monday, May 27. Eyening, Albion,
F. M. Weitzel.
Tuesday, May 28 Morning, 10:30,
Greeley, J. R. Swain: afternoon, 1:30,
North Loup, W. G. Rood: afternoon,
4:30, Ericson, J. H. Overturf: evening,
Ord. Horace M. Davis.
Wrlticiv Maw 29 Morninir. 9.
Sf. Paul, R. A. Hazgart: afternoon,
i t t it vrln.,.,. ftr.
noon, 4:30, Mason City, John T.
Wood; evening, Broken Bow, M, S.
Eddy, N. T. Gadd.
- Thursday, May 30 Morning, 10,
Merna, Frank Jacauot: afternoon, 2,
Arrslcy, w. u. tiadseu
Lincoln County Farmer
Bids High for Wilson Wool
Lincoln, May 23. (Special.) A
mvcninrr man win the first one to
ma Ire an ffer for the two nounds of
wool off the back of President Wil
son's White House sheep being held
by Governor Neville. E. E. Wolfe,
state house reporter for a Lincoln
rlaih nanpr. went down in his ieans.
made the wonderful discovery that
for once a common every day reporter
had $1U over trom ms last ween s
salary, and staked it on the wool.
But what's the use. Fred Peterson
of Lincoln county came to the front
with an offer of $50 for the wool
and th! xettlex anv Question of a
Wolfe appearing in sheep's clothing.
State's Corn Field Near
; Norfolk Covered With Sand
(From a Stiff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 23. (Specials
Forty acres of corn out of a 100-acre
field at the Norfolk rhsane asylum
was entirely destroyed by being
covered with sand during the hard
winds of last week, according to
Five acres of garden truck look
ing nicely was also covered by the
sand. 1 he corn will De-replanted
and the garden will also be planted
again with such " seed as will have
time to mature. Commissioner May
field estimates that probably 500
acres of corn around that locality
suffered the same fate because of
Sterling Man at Head
: . Of Group One of Bankers
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 23. (Specials
Group 1 of the Nebraska bankers
elected the following officers at their
session here last night:
. President, R. F. Frerichs, Sterling;
vice president, Charles Smrhr, Milli
gan; secretary, ,R. B. Clelmmcns,
Fined $100 for Storing Liquor.
Papillion, Neb., May 23. (Special.)
Patrick Ford, who was arrested
when a raid was made on his resi
dence and 75 quarts and 22 pints of
whisky' taken, pleaded guilty to a
charge of illegal possession of liquor.
He was fined $100 and costs and the
liquor ordered destroyed.
$2,447 in 34 Minutes.
Benkelman, Neb., May 23. (Special
Telegram.) Benkelman subscribed
$2,447 fn 34 minutes at a Red Cross
meeting Wednesday, with a quota of
State Office Candidates
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Neb.. May 23. (Special
Telegram.) Prohibition wdrkers ot
the state held a meeting in university
Place today to select candidates for
state offices and otherwise prepare for
the fall campaign.
A nominating committee consisting
of J. A. Murray, J. D. Graves, of
Peru, D. B. Gilbert of Fremont, and
Nathaniel Sullivan of University'Place
was selected which will report at a
Governor Neville Issues
Memorial Day Proclamation
Lincoln, May 23.-(Special Tele
gram) Governor Neville today is
sued a proclamation calling on Ne
braskans to observe May 30 as mem
orial day. In it he says:
"I suggest that as far as possible
at precisely 12 o'clock, high noon of
the day. mat an activities cease,
nnKlir and nrivate. "for one
uvu. mv.w - - r '""I
minute throughout the whole state,
and that wherever we may be that we
solemnly pause, reflect and lift our
hearts in gratitude for the noble acts
of those whose graves we decorate,
and that we may succeed in all things
that pertain to our welfare as a
Mock Trial at Scribner
Nets $295 for Home Guards
Vrrmnnt Veh . Mav 23. fSnecial
Telegram.) The mock trial at Scrib
ner netted $295 for the Home Guards.
Arthur Schultz, prominfnt business
man, was found "not guilty" by the
jury composed of one man and five
women of sleeping while on guard
The drive for Red Cross funds in
Dodge cenroty up to tonight had net
ted $20.00ft -with, reports of commit-
.0 cil1 iftmin(T in Th rrtmmittee
is confident that the county will go
far over its quota 01 wd.uuu.
Meets at Fremont Saturday
Fremont, Neb., May 23. (Special.)
The Nebraska Women s , Educa
tional club will meet in Fremont Sat
urday, when a luncheon Tivilt be given
at a Hotel Pathfinder, followed by a
business session. Dr. Hattie Williams
of Lincoln will be the speaker
A watch held as security fc- the
appearance of W. C. Slvter of Omaha,
arrested Sunday for speeding through
Fremont, has been redeemed.
Five members or tne graduating
class of the Fremont High school
who will give orations were seiectea
at an elimination contest in which IS
students took part. Those chosen are
Miss Frieda - Funk. Miss Leona
Phelps, Miss Helen Kellv. Miss Edith
Bacon, and.Philo McGiffin.- :
The Fremont Country club will be
formally opened with a dinner-dance
Wednesday evening. May 29. .
Everybody reads Bee VUnt Ads.
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Announcing for Saturday, May 25th
OUR GREATER ANNUAL
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Plan now to be
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Dentists Elect Officers.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 23. (Special.) Ne
braska dentists .elected officers as fol
lows at their annual session here: -
President, Dr. G. B. Baird, Fre
mont; vice president, Dr. Clyde Davis,
Omaha; secretary, Dr. H. E. King,
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Red Cross War Fund Drive
eeline Bldg. 17th jSj Harney
I Solicitors, Attention!
Turn in all your extra 1
Cross badges to the commit
tee at once. The supply is
running short, and every per
son 'who donates to the Red
Cross War Fund is entitled
to this badge of citizenship.
Don't let us disappoint any
one because you have failed
to turn in the extra supply
you have. Turn them in to
day. Everyone contributing
.cash to the Red Cross War
Fund should receive an offi
cial receipt for the money
they give. Only those solicit
ors appointed by the Red
, ' Cross mil have the proper
blanks to fill out., If you pay
cash be sure you give your
money to a regularly ap-
.' pointed representative. The
local War Fund committee
, will appreciate it if you will
notify-. them if you are ap
proached by anyone else for
! donations. Call Douglas
In honor of the 3rd anni
versary of Italy's entrance
,into the war, the various
Italian societies of Omaha
will hold a Red Cross parade
Friday 1 afternoon at 2
o'clock. ' Sebastian Salerno
is chairman of the committee.
A the conclusion of the pa
rade a big patriotic meeting
wiH be held at the Swedish
Auditorium. Edward G.
Maggi of Lincoln and Mayor
Ed Smith of Omaha will be
the principal speakers.
As a part of the festivities
in honor of Italy's entrance
into the war, the various
Italian 'societies of Omaha
will hold a banquet this
evening at 7 :30 at the Fonte
neUe -hotel. L. J. Piatti will
preside as toastmaster.
-This poster should be in YOUR win
dow either in your home or in your place
of business. If you haven't one-WHY?
You Have Your Conscience
7 Nothing cpmpels you to give to ithe
'Red Cross War Fund except your con-
. science.'",, .
.This poster shows that you have helped
the Red Cross. ', A copy of it is given to
you to show that you have donated.
The Red Cross is the only organization
"over there" upon whom our wounded anl
sick soldiers can depend.
Is Your Conscience
YOU can't search deep down into your -heart
and find one reason why YOU should
not give to the Red Cross.
If you haven't given, it is not yet too
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