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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. JUNE 27. 1918.
WOMAN'S NECK IS
BROKEN IN FALL
Mrs; Sarah E. Smith Meets
Instant Death While Visiting
at Home-of Steele City
Fairbury, Neb., June 26. (Special.)
. t-Mrs. Sarah E. "Smith, residing 12
miles northwest of Fairbury, met sud
den death Tuesday night at the home
of -Chris Kloos, near Steele City,
where she was visiting. Mrs. Smith
t left the family at 10 o'clock to retire.
When near the top of the stairs she
:' fell, tumbling to the base of the stairs,
striking her head in such a manner
as to break her neck Mrs. Smith was
SO years of age and leaves several chil
dren. V ' The family has a record for sudden
- deaths. Ten years ago one of the
( iris, 14 years old, died suddenly, and
. a year ago a little boy met death by
Two Seriously Hurt in
Automobile Accidents j
t " In Vicinity of Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., June 26. (Special.)
-Charles Talmon, a bill poster at
Wymore, was seriously injured when
his car turned over at the bridge be
tween Blue Springs and Wymore.
T.lmAii imria Arivina &nn and. noth-
ing was known of the accident until
he was picked up alongside the road.
" He was unconscious when found and
could not tell how the accident hap
pened. It is believed he sustained in
. Earl, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Wittulski, living in West
v Beatrice, was struck by a car and re
ceived a broken leg and severe
'bruises about the body.
' r Mrs. Ernest Powell of Blue Springs
'' received word to the effect that her
''brother, Ira Harvey, was killed last
- week in action on the western front
in France. His home was at Rush-
John Robiceaux, Member
Of Noted Indian Family,
H Killed by Cars at Genoa
; Genoa, Neb., June 26. (Special
ifelegram.) John Robideaux, a mem
' ber of one of the most noted Indian
families of the country, and who was
a pupil of the Indian school here, was
killed in the railroad yards at this
place this morning.
The young man, who was 20 years
of age, crawled under a box car to
eicape the heat. There was. no
switching being done and he fell
asleep, with both feet over one of the
' i A few hours afterward a switch en
gine moved the car, which ran over
- his legs, severing them, and he died
from the shock.
Robideaux is x a descendant of
Joseph Robideaux, after- whom the
"'city of St. Joseph is named, and who
was one of the founders of the place.
Lightning Sets Fire to
Scotia Grain Elevator,
v Causing Loss of $ 1 2,000
' Scotia, Neb., June 26. (Special Tel
egram.) The large grain elevator at
this place belonging to the Farmers'
'Grain and Elevator company was
struck by lightning during the storm
last night and burned. A large amount
i of grain, was destroyed. The loss is
' $12,000,. covered by $8,000 insurance.
The elevator will be rebuilt.
Injunction Bars From
Lincoln "Birth of a Nation"
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, June 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Attorney General Willis E.
. Reed obtained a temporary restraining
Order in the district court of Lancaster
cftunty prohibiting the exhibition of
the motion picture, "Birth of a Na
tion," billed fo ra local theater here
next week. The petition was accom
panied by an affidavit from Mayor
Miller of the city, which stated that
the picture would raise an undue feel
ing against the negro race, of whom
about 7,000 reside in the city.
Douglas County to Send
818 Men in New Draft
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., June 26. (Special
"Telegram.) Douglas county will iur
nish 818 of the 4,000 drafted men call
ed from Nebraska for July 22, accord
ing to information given out at the
' adjutant general's office today. The
men will be provided by the five
Omaha districts as follows: No. 1,
141; No; 2, 157; Nd. 3, 121; No. 4, 136;
No. 5, 166. The county outside of
Omaha will furnish 77 men.
Fire Destroys Poultry
v And Eggs at Norfolk
Norfolk. Neb., June 26. (Special
Telegram.) The plant of the Sunlight
Produce company, a branch of Ar
mour '& Co., was destroyed by fire
'Wednesday evening. Several hundred
'live chickens and a carload Vf eggs
were burned. The loss is estimated at
Mountain Time Zone
- On Burlington Altered
Washington. Jupe 26 The Inter
- state : Commerce commission today
ordered that all points on the line of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railroad west of Curtis, Neb., to and
including Sterling, Colo., shall after
2 a. m., June 30. be included in the
standard mountain time zone.
Files for Treasurer.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, June 26. (Special.) D. "B
Cropsey of Fairbury has filed for the
republican nominat'on for state treas
urer, Mr. Cropsey was for many years
a' banker at Fairbury. was county
treasurer for four years and at close
of his .term againwent back into the
REFUSES TO CHANGE
State Railway Commission
Declines to Meet I. C. C.
Request Unless Proper
Showing Is Made.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, June 20. (Special.) The
State Raihwy Commission will not
change express rates to meet the re
quest of the Interstate Commerce
Commission unless a proper showing
is made the commission regrets that
it cannot "lawfully file interstate
rates with Interstate Commerce Com
mission." Correspondence in the mat
Letter from Interstate Commerce,
Commission to Nebraska State Rail
way Commission :
"The director general will take over
express business on July 1. All
states except live, of which yturs is
one, now file rates prescribed by I. C.
C. He is anxious that uniform rates
shall prevail over entire country.
While he might tile rates himself lie
prefers that you should tile -your state
rates in this case. May he rely upon
you to do this? Commission has
granted increase of ten per cent to
present companies, which will be filed
by them before July 1. Kindly an
swer at once."
Answer from railway commission:
"Your wire even date. Intrastate
express rates are fixed by statute in
this state with provision that this
commission may increase them. Ap
plication of old express companies
for an increase is now pending beiore
this commission on motion of the
companies to indefinitely postpone.
The commission will consent to with
drawal of motion to postpone and go
on with matter, or it will entertain ap
plication tie novo, as present ccmi-
pany may elect. Considerable testi
mony taken so far, but same is insuffi
cient to sustain 10 per cent increase of
existing interstate rates which are 25
per cent greater than intrastate rates.
Cannot change rates without showing
sufficient to support the change. This
commission regrets that it cannot law
fully file intrastate rates with Inter
state Commerce Commission."
At Falls City to Save
Wheat to Feed Troops
Falls City, Neb., June 26. (Spe
cial.) Over 100 threshermen met at
the court house in Falls City when
an organization of the threshermen of
the county was perfected. This was
held under the direction of the county
food administrator, J. E. Leyda and
the county agent, H. C. Heaton. A
committee was appointed which drew
up the following resolutions:
"Whereas, Our armies must have
bread, and millions of bushels of
wheat have been wasted annually in
the past; that we threshermen, in
keeping with the spirit of the food ad
ministration, adopt the following
"To thresh well the grain mut be
in good condition.
"Racks must have r tight bottom.
"Grain must be well cleaned up in
"Grain must be well cleaned up at
"Fields of bottom wheat should
have preference over upland fields in
threshing, due to its accessibility of
"Prices of 6. 7 and 10 cents per
bushel are to be charged.
"We wish to co-operate with the
farmers to save every grain of wheat."
Nebraska News Notes
W. A. Rittamel, reelected, principal
of the school at Shubert, has resign
ed because as a single man he felt he
ought to join the colors, and he has
Humboldt is making arrangements
for a big celebration on July 4, and
has secured as the drawing card for
speaker of the day, Hon. Edgar
Howard of Columbus, candidate for
the United States senate.
June Norris, who is making her
home with her aunt, Mrs. I. C. Maust
in Falls City, fell on the pavement
and sustained a compound fracture of
the left arm just above the wrist. A
physician was called and the fracture
adjusted and the little miss is getting
Miss Eunice Johnson, daughter of
one of Genoa's prominent merchants,
and Mr. Edward W. Penningroth,
Tipton, la., were married. The cou
ple left for a trip to Estes Park, Colo.
State Board of Assessment
Holds MHarmcny" Meeting
and Votes to Adopt
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, June 26. (Special.) The
State Board of Assessment held an
other "harmony" meeting in the office
of the governor this morning. Lt.
Gov. Edgar Howard, acting as gov
ernor in the absence of Governor Ne
ville, had a chance to realize the
brand, of harmony which has been on
tap among his brother democratic
officials for the first time.
The trouble was alt about the ques
tion, shall Liberty bonds, held as in
vestments by banks be taxed?
State Treasurer Hall, quoting from
the constitution, said that "individuals
and corporations shall be taxed for
the support of the government of the
state." He contended that as far as
taxing was concerned that the in
dividual and the bank were on the
State Auditor Smith had a com
munication which he read .which he
desired the board to adopt, and Secre
tary of State Pool moved the adoption
of the same. The communication was
an explanation of why banks should
not have investments in Liberty bonds
exempted from capital stock.
Howard Desires Time.
Acting Governor Howard said that
he was unfamiliar with the matter and
would like to have until tomorrow to
acquaint himself with it.
Mr. Pool intimated that somebody
had charged the board with being
disloyal and he objected.
Governor Howard said that if any
body in that room charged him with
disloyalty, either he would be carried
out on a stretcher or the acting gov
ernor would go out likewise. They
voted to adopt the Smith resolution.
The Smith resolution states:
"That the attitude of a majority of
the members of the State Board of
Equalization and Assessment towards
the assessment of banks and bank
stocfc may be made clear to the pub
lic, and because of the inference that
our attitude may be, or is, in con
flict with the sedition act passed by
the last session of the legislature,
the following is submitted for the
consideration of those interested:
"The issuance of liberty bonds by
the government, which are non-taxable,
has raised the question as to
whether or not they should be de
ducted from the capital stock of a
bank in making its returns for assess
ment purposes. Since bank stock
is assessed upon its true value rather
than the amount of funds invested
therein, the earnings -of the bank
should properly he taken into con
sideration in arriving at that value,
instead of only the capital, surplus
and undivided profits.
"It might be stated that according
to the last statement to the state
banking board only' 40 state banks
out of a total of 929 have no liberty
"To maintain that the bonds
should be deducted from the
hank's capital stock for assess
ment purpose is to contend that
the value of a $102,000 bank with
$95,400 of bonds on hand has dimin
ished to but $6,600, because it has
purchased liberty bonds in the
"To permit the amount of liberty
bonds held by a bank to be deducted
from the amount of its capital would
be in direct conflict with the statute,
which provides that the assessor shall
determine and settle the true value
of each share of stock, and would
practically exempt some banks from
"When a bank has been assessed
upon its capital, surplus and undivid
ed profits only, and its dividends are
not taken into account in arriving
at the value of the stock, it cannot be
contended that the bank is entitled
to a deduction from its capital to the
amount of bonds on hand on April
1, and such deduction should not be
permitted by the local taxing authori
ties, and will not be approved by
KILLED INST. JOSEPH
Jesse W. Hayden Was to Have
Left Nebraska Town With
His Comrades for Camp
Fremont, N?b., June 26. (Special
Telegram.) Jess W. Haydch, mem
ber of the draft contingent that left
"Fremont today, was shot and killed
in St. Jo.eph, Mo., Tuesday night,
according to information his father
received through the Drcibus Candy
company of Omaha, for whom the
young man traveled. Details are lack
ing. Mr. Hayden was 29 years of age
and for several years has been em
ployed as traveling salesman: His
paents, three sisters and two broth
ers arc the close surviving relatives.
The funera' of Vcncil Miklas,
Dodce young man who was drowned
at Wordman lake near Wisner Sun
day, was held at DflUge this after
noon. A large crowd was in attend
ance. The funeral of Miss Miladn
Vnuk, Mr. Miklas' companion, will
be held tomorrow afternoon. Miss
Vnuk and Mr. Miklas were drowned
when a boat in which they and two
others were riding turned over.
While Sheriff Condit arid his as
sistants were busy in his office at
the courthouse fitting out the draft
selects, a car belonging to Clarence
A. Stone, a member of the contin
gent, was stolen from the street.
Two men were seen to jump in and
drive hurriedly away. Sheriff Condit
notified by telephone all towns in
the surrounding country. This makes
the third automobile theft in Fre
mont in ten days.
j Tax Levy Boosted.
I The tax lew for Fremont was
! boosted from 4? 1-2 to 50 mills by
the city council at the regular monthly
meeting. The estimate calls for
$123,000 instead of $116,000, the
ainoujrf appropriated last year. The
council passed an ordinance prohibit
ing the firing of any kind of explo
sives on July 4, in response to the re
quest J President Wilson that no
fireworks be used in celebrations this
Dodge county draft contingent num
bering 14 men left this afternoon on
a special train over the Union Pacific.
A large crowd joined in the parade
to the station. A band headed the
procession and the home guards fur
nished an escort. This is .the largest
contingent to no from this county at
one time. Half of the men go to Fort
Riley and half to Camp Funston.
Highest Honors Paid Hero,
Harry Nelson, Who Died at Sea
Minden, Neb., June 26. (Special.)
Never before has the war been
brought so close to the people of
Minden. Harry E. Nelson, son of Jens
P. Nelson and wife, who died on the
battleship Brooklyn, March 28, was
given a public funeral here. The
crowd at the last services may be es
timated from the fact that there were
500 automobiles at the cemetery.
Service was held on the east side of
the courthouse. Rev. I. C. Rankin de
livered an address. Young Nelson en
listed in the navy three years ago,
serving the nation in Asiatic waters
u n t il his death of septicemia.
Pioneer Druggist IH1.
Blair, Neb., June 26. (Special.)
W. D. Haller, pioneer druggist, is se
riously ill following an attack of
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Colorado Springs, Colo.
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BLAKE SGHOOl FOR BOYS
LAKEWOOD. N. J.
Sumner session from inly to October. Baplo
preparation for oollese for boys wishing to
enter gonmment serrlee. Military trtinlos b
experts,, horseback rldlnt, land and water
sports. If you bar a son from TJ to la yon
will be interested lo our new booklet Addresi
Don't Let Soap
Spoil Youf Hair
Buy War -Saving Stamps AGAIN
YES If you have already bought, then buy again and yet again for
this drive i to bo the biggest of the l all and -on June 28th, every man,
woman and child will be called upo: for a pledge. Better anticipate
the call. i
New Tub Frocks for HotWeather
Wear cool, fresh and dainty figured Voiles, Dain
ty Tissues and Ginghams; smart styles, featuring
Sport Dresses, together with dressier models; pol
ka dots, plaids, foulard effects and stripes in a
variety. Dainty accessories in collar and cuffs,
sashes and belt of embroidery, pique and organdy,
$12.50, $15.00 to $22.50
Dress as Illustrated which has been'repro-'
duced from a much higher-priced model, made
in organdy and voile, in dainty shades, helio
trope, nile, maize, pink and white ;
simple, but very charming. Special ,
See the Pershing Camp DressKhaki shade,
Norfolk, Middy and skirt effect. JC QO
Priced at .$U.VO
Second Floor Brandeia Store
Travel and Vacation Suits, $35
We have just received fr,om our New York'
representative 150 Navy Blue Serge Suits
in splendid styles for vacatioii and travel
wear. It goes without saying that the
woman who wants a suitable garment for
vacation, travel or early fall wear, will ap
preciate this opportunity to obtain a stylish
Suit at this price.
Navy serge is the suit you can wear the year
around always dressy. We desire to em
phasize the fact that serges like these are
advancing in price rapidly and that you will
save money by taking advantage of this of
fer. Smart styles, plain tailored or belted
models, finished in high-grade manner,
beautifully silk lined, all sizes at the spe
cial price of $35.00.
Second Floor Brandeia Storet
Girls' Dresses and Skirts
Just received, a new shipment from New York .of
uirls' Flapper tud Dresses ior ine growing gins nam
to fit; ages 12, 14 and 16. Very special, gg
Made of a good quality Gingham, Percale - ,
Chambray, pretty stripes; most all shown in the
high-waisted effects. Just what the growing
girls like, with very new effects in pockets, col
lars and cuffs.
Girls' Flapper Skirts, Sp'l, $2.50
Wash skirts for outing and sport wear. Shown in Gabardines, Chambrays,
Repps, pretty Snort Stripes, etc.. some all white: shirred around the waist
line, nifty pockets and belts. 12, 14 and 16 years.
Second Floor Brandeia Storet
When you wash your hair, be
careful what you use. Most soaps
and prepared shampoos contain too
much alkali, which is very injurious,
as it dries the scalp and makes the
The best thing to use is just plain
mulsified cocoanut oil, for this is
pure and entirely greaseless. It's
very cheap, and beats the most ex
pensive soaps or anything else all to
pieces. You cat get this at any drug
store, and a few ounces will last
the whole family for months. ,
Simply moisten the hair with water
and rub it in, about a teaspoonful is
all that Is required. It makes an
abundance of rich, creamy lather,
cleanses thoroughly and rinses out
easily. The hair dries quickly and
evenly, and is soft,- fresh looking,
bright, fluffy, wavy and easy to
handle. Besides, it loosens and takes
out every particle of dust, dirt and
Big Sale of Wall Paper
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
32,000 rolls of Paper to be closed out from the John M. Smythe Company
stock of Chicago. A great opportunity to save money on strictly new and
A group of Papers with borders and ceilings to
match; nice for kitchen, bedroom or OJL
spare rooms. Sale price
Papers that are desirable for parlor, living room,
dining Toom or kitchen, with border to Ci
match (some cut out), at 02 C
Beautiful Bedroom Papers, in stripes and all
over effects, showing new creations in color har
mony. Each have cut-out border. Sale QJL-,
Light and Dark Papers, suitable for parlor, hall,
living or dining room, with cut-out bor- Q
ders; sale price . . . JG
Papers for the Down Stairs Rooms, beautiful pat
terns and artistic colorings, with the 1
proper borders for each, at IOC
Tapestries, Two-Tones and All-Over Effects;
Grass cloths, weaves and oatmeals, in
all the new colorings, borders to match-2C
Plain Oatmeal Papers, 30 inches wide, in tan,
gray, green and brown, with borders to 11
match, very special, at 1 Jl C
Basement Brandeis Stores
These 'are days for service and when you can purchase a Sewing Ma
chine that will do much more work in less time and do it with less exertion
and fatigue on your partIT IS THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN
MAKE for your home. The "Free" is guaranteed for life.
$1.00 First Payment Buys the "Free." $1.00 A Week Pays For It.
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One 4-Drawer Drop Head Golden Oak $40.00 I One "66 Singer, slightly used. ...... .$30.00
OnA 4-Drawer Drop Head, Golden Oak. .$37.50 One "New Home," slightly used $28.50
One 4-Drawer Drop Head, Golden Oak.. $35.00 I One used "Singer" $18.00.
During this sale we will offer some slightly used "FREE" Machines at wonderfully low prices
fully guaranteed and insured. , '
We do hemstitching and picoting '
Main Floor, Rear Brandeis Stores '
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