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Son of Roy Stutzman Burned
to Death When Bed
Catches Fire; Father
Died Week Ago.
Grand Island; Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)-
Leaving her 2-year-old neph
ew alone in the house for a few min
utes, Miss Anna Stutzman, aged 17,
hurried to the home of a relative a
block away.
Five minutes later, when she re
turned, she found the bed on fire
and the baby .surrounded by flames.
The child died a short time later.
' The fire department quickly extin
guished' the "bteze.
. 1 Matches were found lying on the
floor, but it is not known if the baby
had been p'aying with them.
;;The child's mother died when it
was a few weeks of age. The fath
er, Roy Stutzman, left here a few
weeks ago for the coast. . At Chey
enne,' where he stopped, he was
taken ill with influenza and died
about a week ago. Roy Stutzman's
mother died on the same day of the
. same disease.
Fremont Boy Writes of
Flu Conditions in Guam
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 1. (Special.)
Influenza has hit the island of
Guam a hard blow, according to Lt.
Andrew Sinamark, who writes his
mother that it is estimated that 600
deaths have occurred since the epi
demic broke out. The naval hos
pital where Lieutenant Sinamark is
stationed has' overflowed with pa
tients and the school houses and
tents have been converted into, hos
pitals. In the town where the hos
pital is located there was an average
of 25 deaths a day. The cemetery
was filled and another laid out.
Former Beatrice Woman
Dies in Lincoln Thursday
Beatrice, Neb.,. Jan. 3. (Special.)
Announcement was received here
yesterday of the death of Mrs. Roxie
Lynch Menzendorf of Lincoln, for
merly of this city, aged 45 years.
She is survived by her husband and
two daughters. The funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock in Lincoln.
Fremont Canteen Service
Served 5,000 Men Last Month
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
The Fremont canteen service
served over 5,000 soldiers who pass
ed through Fremont during the
month of December. A booth has
been established in Union station.
Miss Maud May and her assistants
meet all the trains from 8 a. tn. to
9 p. m.
Dies of Pneumonia After
Discharge from the Army
, Beatrice, Neb., Jan. .3. (Special.)
Oliver Roscoe, who was recently
discharged from the army service at
Camp Funston, died yesterday in his
home at Clatonia of pneumonia. He
was 22 years of age and a son of
William Roscoe, manager of . the
1 . grain elevator at Clatonia. '
- Telephone Installation Case
is to Be Heard January 17
Lincoln Jan. 3. Hearing on the
suit recently filed by the Nebraska
Railway commission for writ of in
junction to prevent the enforcement
of telephone installation rates or
dered by the postmaster general
will be held in federal court here
January 17.
A Former Fremont Woman t .
Passes Away in Oregon
Fremont,' Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
.Mrs. Harold E. Smith, formerly
Miss Angeline Young of Fremont,
is dead at Bend, Ore. Mrs. Smith
was 26 years of age and is survived
by her husband and small daughter.
She was born and grew up near
Hooper. .
Omaha Man Taks Position -With
Golden Rod Cremery
, Fremont, Neb., Jan.. 3. (Special.)
! ' Charles E. Edelman of Omaha has
come to Fremont to take the super
, . jritendency of the Golden Rod
creamery, owned and operated by
.;F- E, Pratt. .
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-no handicap
v --open to all
1417 Farnam :
Press Association
Will Hold Meeting in
Lincoln, Feb. 20 to 22
Lincoln, Jan. 3. (Special Tele
gram.) The executive committee of
the Nebraska State Press associa
tion has called the annual meeting
for February 20, 21 and 22 in Lin
coln. The committee, together with sev
eral members of the association, met
in the" Lincoln hotel this afternoon,
authorizing the president to call off
the meeting, if, as the time ap
proached, it was deemed best be
cause of the influenza not to hold
the meeting.
F. E. Helvey, H. M. Davis, Clark
Perkins, Ross Hammond and Edgar
Howard were appointed a legisla
tive committee and Vice President
Will Isreal, E. C. Percell and Clark
Perkins a committee to prepare a
program for the annual meeting.
City Council Orders Gas
Rate Lowered in Beatrice
Beatrice. Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
The old fight over the gas rates
in this city has been resumed , be
tween the city commissioners and
local gas company. Some time ago
the commissioners met with repre
sentatives of the company and grant
ed it a flat rate of $1.80 per thousand
cubic feet of gas. Acting on the re
port of Clarke Mickey, an expert
from Lincoln, submitted this week
to the commissioners, they have or
dered the rate cut to $1.60 per thou
sand cubic feet, snd have also or
dered the company not to charge
the $1.80 rate for December, under
threat of a fine and loss of its fran
chise. The company says it will
stand pat and enforce the payment
of the December bills or close its
plant. .
Former Table Rock Woman
Dies in Powell, Wyoming
Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 3. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Bessie Irwin, wife of
Earl Irwin, who had been sick with
pneumonia, died last night. She is
survived by her husband, a son and
a daughter. Mr. Irwin is very ill
with pneumonia and unable to leave
his bed. '
News has reached here of the
death in Powell, Wyo., of Mrs.
Grace Perrin, wife of W. S. Perrin,
who formerly was in the DuBois
bank. Mrs. Perrin was formerly
Grace Jordan, daughter of Eben
Jordan, a member of the house in
the state legislature of 1877.
Break in Kearney Light
Plant Puts City in Darlc
Kearney. Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
Kearney has. been "in the dark"
for two days, due to a break at the
Central power plant, where a giant
turbine generator, burned out Tues
day night. The break was caused by
ice forming and coming in contact
with the armature. Because of drift
ice in the river and canal it was im
possible to turn to water power for
relief, until a channel had been cut
at the Elm creek canal intake. This
service only partly relieves the sit
uation. Public Schools of Table
Rock Reopen; Ban Is Lifted
Table Rock. Neb., Jan. 3, (Spe
cial.) The 'Pawneej City public
schools opened again this week, after
being closed for several' weeks on
account of the prevailing epidemic.
$1,00 12-Pt. Bottle Pure
Norwegian Cod Liver
Oil ... .59c
$1.75 Pint Bottle Pure Nor
wegian Cod Liver Oil $1.18
25c Beecham's Pills ... 17c
$1.00Peruna 87c
25c Pears Soap, Un-
scented .14c
Eaele Brand Condensed
Milk 24c
50c Goutorbe Liquid Nail
Polish 35c
$1.25 Goutorbe Face
Powder .98c
Denatured Alcohol, keep your
radiator from freezing, per
gallon .....$1.10
25c 4711 Glvcerine Soapl4c
$2.00 Ideal Hair Brushes
(trinle bristles) .."..'.$1.10
$1.00 Listerine .......79c
25c Nature's Remedy Tab
lets, for 16c
$1.25 Pint Imported Olive
Oil 69c
$1.00 Nuxated Iron . . .89c
60c Danderine ..46c
50c Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets .. ..41c
30c Zymole Troches ... 19c
(Beaton's Stictite 25c
Lister's Sanitary Towels 55c
$3.50 Horlick's Malted
Milk. Hospital Size, . .$2:90
50c Kodol Dyspepsia Tab
lets .39c
30c Sloan's Liniment . .24c
50c Hays' Hair Health .29c
35c Castoria, for ... . .24c
25c Peroxide Hydrogen 7c
50c Orazin Tooth Paste 34c
50c 3-P Capsules 39c
MauU Lamps 10 to 50 Watt
Mazda Lamps ,35c
60 Watt Mazda Lamps. . .40c
We carry a stock of all lamps
up to 500 watt
Mall Orders Receive Oar '
Prompt Attention.
Beaton Drug Co.
15 th and Faraaaa '
5-Year Railroad Control
, By Federal Government
Strongly Urged by McAdoo
Director General Tells Senate Committee of Betterment
of Service and Economies Effected by Unification of
Lines. Thinks System Has Not Yet Had
Fair Chance.
Washington, Jan.. 3. Accomplish
ments of railroads' under federal
control in the last 12 months and
arguments for a five-year contin
uance of government operation to
provide a fair test of unified, direc
tion were recited today by Director
McAdoo. testifying before the sen
ate interstate commerce committee,
which took up consideration of his
recommendation for extension of
control until 1924.
After citing reforms effected un
der unified control, the director
general said:
I believe that under the handi
caps of war conditions a sufficient
showing has been made to indicate
that all the reforms I have men
tioned are desirable as permanent
peace measures. Yet it is clear that
the general public has not had an
opportunity to weigh the real value
of what has been accomplished. The
public is entitled to have, before the
present federal control shall be
terminated, a reasonably fair test
under peace conditions of the ad
vantages to be derived from these
. Time Too Short.
"It will be impossible to review
the results of even one year of fed
eral control under peace conditions
until the spring of 1920, and it will
then be too late for congresa to leg
islate before the end of the 21
months' period after the declaration
of peace, provided for. in the
present law for governmental con
trol. Operation under peace condi
tions with a Jenure so short as the
21 months cannot possibly consti
tute a fair test. .
"Indeed, the difficulties with oper
ation during the 21 months' perjod
will be so serious that I do not see
how the government can be fairly
asked to encounter them."
Another reason for a longer test
period, said the director general, is
the advisability of having adequate
information on valuation of. railroad
property, now being gathered by the
interstate commerce commission to
gu'de congress in legislation.
Referring to the increase in freight
and jiassenger rates, six months ago,
Mr. McAdoo said that similar ac
tion would have been necessary even
under private management to pre
vent serious losses, and said it should
be possible to lower rates material
ly this year.
Equitable distribution of the rate
burden over all railroads regard
less of the fact that some are un
usually prosperous and others poverty-stricken,
is possible only under
unified control, Mr. McAdoo urged,
as another argument for the five
year continuance plan.
Great improvement and extensions
should be made in terminal facili
ties, said the director. This, he said,
provides the greatest opportunity
for reducing railroad costs and pro
moting public convenience in the fu
ture. Mr. McAdoo estimated the gov
ernment's loss in operating rail
roads this year at $136,000,000. This
represents the difference between the
amount guaranteed to the roads as
rental and the sums credited to the
government in railroad income. If
the higher rates had been in effect
the entire year, he estimated the
government would have made a sur
plus of $100,000,000.
Wage advances to railroad em
ployes last year added between $600,
000,000 and $700,000,000 to the Day-
rolls, Mr. McAdoo testified. In addi
tion, the coal bill was $140,000,000
higher for the 10 months of 1918 end
ing November 1 than the same pe
riod of 1917.
Many economies brought about
under unified management, such as
routing, heavier loading and elim
ination of useless competition, Mr.
McAdoo explained, will not be re
flected until this year. '
Many of the changes in railroad
operation inaugurated -during last
year, the director general testified,
should prove of permanent value
and should continue, regardless of
what form of control is decided
upon. Such reforms include:
Maintenance of the permit sys
tem so as to control the traffic at
its source: maintenance of heavy
loading for cars; pooling of repair
shops; elimination of circuitous
routes; unification of terminals;
maintenance of the 'sailing day
plan;' consolidation of ticket offices;
utilization of universal mileage
tickets; standardization of equip
ment; maintenance of the uniform
freight classification; maintenance
of common time tables between im
portant points; maintenance of high
demurrage rates and uniform rules;
establishment of through waybilling
freight from point of origin to des
tination; elimination of the old
practice of paying in mileage or per
diem rental for the use of cars of
one carrier by another.
Competition and self interest of
individual roads would prevent the
carrying out of many of these re
forms under the old system of pri
vate management, declared Mr. McAdoo.
Reviews Experiences.
The retiring director general told
the senators how the government.
taking over the railroads the first of
last year at a time when they were
threatened with physical and finan
cial breakdown, had righted condi
tions gradually, moved 6,496.000
troops, hauled great quantities of
food at a critical time in February,
when the very success of the war
depended on the food situation, and
had hauled 37,083,000 .nOre tons (of
bituminous coal during the ten
months ending October 31, than in
the same period of the, year before."
"Watever inconveniences may
have resulted to civilian travelers,'
he asserted, "are due entirely to war
conditions and are in no way re
lated to the, fact that the railroads
were under government control."
The director general went at
length into ffce necessity for pool
ing terminal facilities in scores of
cities. This program cannot be car
ried out, however, he said, except
under some form of unified control
extending over a nurabef of years.
He emphasized that waterways
should be used more extensively in
co-ordination with railroads, but ex
pressed doubt whether this would
be done if the roads went back to
competitive, private management,
Temperature Goes to 15
Below Zero in Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special
Telegram.) The coldest weather of
the winter prevails here. The tem
perature this morning dropped 13
below and for four days has fallen
below the zero mark.
Wymore Man Fined $300 for
Violating Liquor Laws
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
Mike Moore, who was brought
back to Wymore yesterday from
McCook, was fined $300 and costs
by Judge Woolsey for violating the
state liquor laws. Bond was fixed
at $700.
Hooper Man Runs Into Ditch.
Fremont, Neb., . Jan. 3. (Special
Telegram.) Lours Stiver of Hooper
escaped with light bruises and a
shading up when his automobile
went into the ditch north of Fremont
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Secretary Baker Says Subject
Awaits Peace; Hopes Army
Need Not Stay in France
Two Years;
.Washington,- Jan. 3. No decision
has been reached by the .War de
partment on the question' of uni
versal military service, Secretary
Baker told the house military com
mittee today, and he indicated that
no definite project, for a permanent
military establishment would b
presented to congress until the peac
conference had concluded it work.
When asked whether it would
be necessary to keep a large force
in Europe for at least two years, the
secretary said:
"We hope that is not true: wi
are not planhning for it." -'-
He said 700,000 men had been dis
charged from the army since th
armistice was signed and that an
other million men would be dis
charged within the next five weeks.
American Cemetery,
Washington, Jan. 3. The city
corporation or eenast, Ireland, has
given to the "American nation, free
of charge for all time," the section
of the cemetery wherein are buried
34 American soldiers who died of
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We take Liberty Bond at full
market value in exchange for
merchandise. ' Ha jrdn Bros.
Our Annual January Clearance Sale of
: v Now in '
Full Force
Benson & Thome's Men 's Clothes
Are Tailored to Kpep a Reputation ?
for High Quality and Good Value
ELIABILITY" first of all. For years we have operated our'
P Men's Shop under that policy. This is particularly impor
j tant during a sale of this character. This sale includes our;
regular year-in-year-out clothing, made to "stand up " and combines
this reliability with economy. 1
All sizes, styles, patterns and fabrics, featuring such famous
makes' as
$ 15.00 Suits and Overcoats - $11.25
$ 18.00 Suits and Overcoats - $13.50
$ 20.00 Suits and Overcoats , - $15.00
$ 22.50 Suits and Overcoats - $16.90 ?
$ 25.00 Suits and Overcoats - $18.75
$ 27.50 Suits and Overcoats - $21.00
$ 30.00 Suits and Overcoats - $22.50
$ 35.00 Suits and Overcoats - $26.25
$ 40.00 Suits and Overcoats - $30.00
$ 45.00 Suits and Overcoats - $33.75
$ 50.00 Suits and Overcoats - $37.50 ::
$ 55.00 Men's Overcoats at - $41.25
$ 65.00 Men's Overcoats at - $48.75
$ 85.00 Fur Lined Overcoats - $63.75
$ 95.00 Fur Lined Overcoats - $71.25
$125.00 Fur Lined Overcoats - $93.75
D. C. ELDREDGE, Pres. E. M. REYNOLDS, Vice Pres.