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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1919.
FOR LATE JUDGE
Judge Barnes Speaks at Serv
ices in Memory of Supreme
Judge Hamer; Sinclair
Tells of Life.
. From a Staff Correspondent !
Lincoln, Jan. 6. (Special.) Me
morial exercises were held this
morn'ng by the supreme court in
commemoration of the life and serv
ices of the late Supreme Judge F ran
cis G. Hamer
, Judge Barnes spoke a few words
Motig the line of his association with
Judge Hamer on the bench, and
Judge Sinclair of Kearney told of
nis life and work as a citizen and
?H"SJ't CIosillS llle ceremonies,
Lhief Justice Morrissey said:
Jo me Judge Hamer was more
than a brother at the bar, or an
ISSoeiatP imnn tlio Nnnl, Its ,i:
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iatea my youthful ambition to be
come a lawyer, encouraged my early
sfforts in the trial of causes, and
was my indulgent friend and co
worker to the last. Others have
jpoken of him as the lawyer, the
lurist, the pioneer. I concur in all
they have said, but I prefer to re
member him only as my friend. 1
"The great Napoleon said the test
Of friendship was the ability 'to love
our friends with all their hearts."
U Judge Hamer met the Napoleonic
test. Free from petty vices himself,
he was considerate of those less
Strong. If I may paraphrase his
own language as applied to another,
he carried in his soul a fbod of love
and' tenderness, and of balm and
Charity for bruised and wounded
hearts. He stood for the poor, the
weak, the fallen and distressed, and
jjoved them all."
The committee appointed to draft
resolutions presented the following,
signed by Norris Brown, Lee A.
Estelle, John B. Barnes, John L. !
McPheely, H. M. Sinclair: !
On Jtugust 10, 1918, Honorable Francis
O. lla.Iier, our beloved brother and friend,
died It his home In Kearney, at the age
of 7 years.
Judge Hamer was a pioneer cltlren and
lawyer of the atato and had been unin
terruptedly engaged In the duties of his
profession for almost fifty years. His
practise was perhaps more varied and
covered wider fields than that of any
Of his contemporaries. His clients rame
fr,oru every walls In life and whether
their liberty or their property was In
volved, Judge Hamer gave them the ad
vantage of an ability and Integrity of
the highest order. His predominating
personal characteristic as a lawyer was
his persistence. He never quit nor
diminished his efforts on behalf of a
client until a final and unappealable
Judgment had been entered.
As a judge he served upon the bench
et this state for nearly twenty years,
first as a district judge and subsequently
' to the time of his death, as an honored
member of this court and during his
Judicial career he served the cause of
justice without tear, without livor and
i Notwithstanding hhi professional duties
called for unusual and constant labor,
still Judge Hamer devoted much of his
talent and energy to public affairs taking
I brood and democratic, rather than a
partisan view, of all political questions.
no time did he ever shlrlt or evade In
Ida slightest degree the duties of cltlzen
hlp. . : ' '
t Judge Hamer had a home Ufa of hap
lness and sunshine resting on a domestic
lirtcllty natural and sincere.
' Therefore be It Resolved, That In
;he death of Judge Hamer tlio bar has
lost one of its niost active and able mem
Hers; that the bench has lost a f;iir ami
ble Judge and the commonwealth a
'oval, upright and useful citizen.
Be It further Resolved, That these
resolutions bo spread upon tins
records of the court and that a copy be
transmitted by the clerk of the court to
the widow and family of our der&rted
Norman Asks for Two More
; ' . . Clerks in Labor Bureau
' From a Staff Correspondent.
' Lincoln. Jan. 6. (Special.) Chief
Labor . Commissioner George K.
Norman has prepared a report of
the activities of the Labor bureau
during the two years he has been
in charge of that department. As
compensation commissioner, also,
under the new law, the report shows
the work of that department.
Mr. Norman has discovered that
the state of Nebraska is growing,
nd as it grows the work of his de-
partment also grows, and that more
money should be appropriated for
the use of the department. He
makes a comparison of appropria
tions of other states and shows that
Kansas appropriated last year $80.
,000 for the use of its labor depart
ment. Missouri $42,000 and Minne
sota $56,000, The Kansas depart:
ment employs 15 people, Missouri
10 and Minnesota 20. Compared
With these states, Nebraska appro
priates $9,000 for its labor depart
ment and employs threee people.
He asks for two more clerks.
Wyoming Farmers Ask for
Protection From Antelope
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) A. 1). Flores, big cattleman
of Weston county, has appealed to
the state authorities on behalf of
himself and neighbors for protec
tion for their crops from the rav
ages of wild antelope. The animals
are multiplying rapidly in that re
gion, according to Flores, and last
summer many unfenced crops were
destroyed or badly damaged. The
state laws prevent farmers from
shooting the antelope, and this im
munity makes them bold. Unless
the authorities take some steps to
disperse the band, Flores declares,
ranchers will sutler still greater de
struction of crops next season. The
matter will be brought to the atten
tion of the state legislature, con
vening here January 14.
State Health Officer Says
Influenza Is Dying Out
Lincoln, Jan. 6. Although 2,091
cases of influenza were reported to
the state board of health today,
State Health Officer Wild said the
epidemic was gradually dying out in
A large proportion of the figures
today dated back to the beginning
of the epidemic. Milligan and vicin
ity reported 717 cases since the be
ginning of the flu and Madison
county reported 519 cases for a like
Dr.'Wild said that Beatrice, Ains
worth, Stromsburg and a number of
other towns reported only one new
case, indicating that the disease was
dying out. There were 21 death re
ported in the entire state today.
Kerl Township Sounded Too
German for Inhabitants
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special)
Pershing township in Burt county
is the newest civic unit in Nebraska.
It used fo be Kerl township but
this smacked too much of a German
flavor and the population of that
community accordingly changed it
by due process of law to one ap
pealing more to American patriot
ism. State Auditor W .H. Smith has
been authorized to record the
change on the official state records
on an affidavit from County Clerk
F. O. Lundstrom, showing that the
petitions for the change had been
duly signed by the inhabitants of the
Founder of Fremont Home
Finding Association Dies
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. Peter Graef,
founder of the Trinity Lutheran
orphanage, now the Lutheran Home
Finding association of Fremont,
died at Aberdeen, S. D., where he
was located as a Lutheran minister.
Mr. Graef was 72 years of age and
is survived by his widow and foster
daughter. He founded the orphan
age here in 1892. He superintended
the erecttion of the buildings and
was largely responsible for the suc
cess of the institution. Burial will
be in Aberdeen Friday.
TO DEATH ASKS
FOR NEW TRIAL
Claims Original Hearing of
Vincent Grammer Was Held
in Wrong Jurisdiction; May
Postpone Execution of Cole.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. ft (Special.) Ap
peal of Vincent Grammer, sentenced
to death for alleged complicity in
the murder of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Lulu Vogt, of St. Paul, Neb.
on July 4, 1917, was argued today
in the Nebraska supreme court.
Sterling A. Mutz. who represent
ed Grammer in the high court, asked
for a new trial for his client on the
grounds that the original trial was
held in the wrong jurisdiction and
before a court room crowded with
an assemblage hostile to the defen
dant. Grammer's attorney claimed
further that an alleged confession
by Grammer was extorted by cer
cive methods by the police.
Gives Cole Lease of Life.
Grammer's appeal before the high
bench will probably not be decided
in time to permit carrying out the
death sentence against Anson B.
Cole his alleged confederate. Gov
ernor Neville has twice granted
Cole a reprieve at the request of the
attorney general's office upon the
representation that Cole's testimony
was necessary in the event that the
high court reversed Grammer's sen
tence. Confessed to Murder.
Cole confessed he shot Mrs. Vogt,
aged 70, a prominent pioneer of
Howard county, and left her body
behind a clump of bushes. He said
he was offered $500 by Gramme to
kill Mrs. Vogt. Governor Neville
intervened twice and extended the
date of his execution to January 15,
but it is extremely unlikely that the
high bench will have ruled on the
Grammer case by that time. No
preparations have been made at the
penitentiary for the execution of
Cole, which will be the first instance
in this state of the use of the elec
tric chair to carry out the death
In the event the high court does
not decide the Grammer case Gov
ernor McKelvie will probably be re
quested to grant a third (reprice to
Fire Destroys Elevator
of Nye-Schneider Company
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) The elevator of the
Nye Schneider Fowler company at
Colon burned this forenoon, causing
a loss estimated at $5,000. The
damage is fully covered by insur
ance. A bucket brigade saved the
office and lumber sheds. A small
quantity of corn was destroyed
along with the elevator. The com
pany will rebuild at once.
Ministers Pay Silent
Tribute to Roosevelt
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. D. K. Miller of
Cedar Bluffs was the speaker before
the Noon Day club today. He spoke
on the topic "Man-Power as An
Asset." Ministers attending the
monthly session of the Platte Val
ley Ministerial association were
guests of the club. A silent toast
was paid to the memory of the
late Col. Theodore Roosevelt.
Flags at Half Mast in Honor
of Ex-President Roosevelt
Lincoln, Jan. 6. (Special) Gov
ernor Neville today authorized flags
at the state capitol to be flown at
half mast in respect for the memory
of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who
died early this morning.
The flags will appear on small
staffs above the building.
Amsterdam, Jan. 6. The airdrome
at Lawica, near the city -of Posen,
was stormed on Sunday by Polish
troops, according to a dispatch from
Posen. The German garrison and
all the airplanes were captured after
a fight. -
Equipment for the
inmates of Industrial
f Schools to Lose Credits
r From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Jan. 6. (Special.) Boys
escaping from the Kearney Indus
trial school and girls from the
Geneva Industrial home will here
after lost all chances for parole and
credits leading up to an earlier dis
charge from the institutions, after
they are brought back.
This has been adopted as a policv
In resolutions by the State Board of
Control to curb a growing disposi
tion on the part of inmates of these
institutions of correction to make
A copy of the resolution will be
i out in the hands of every inmate by
srder of the board.
Not only will their good conduct
yedits be removed, but they will
tlso be subject to such additional
penalties and be denied such priv
ileges accorded to other inmates of
the institutions as the superintend
ents may direct.
Mother Gets Letter From Son
. Reported Missing in Action
' Beatrice. Neb., Jan. 6. (Special)
The casualty list (yesterday gave
the name of Priv. Harry C Hunt-
ling of Beatrice among those ai:ss
ina in action in France. He 3 a
ion of Mrs. B. J. Huntling, who re
cently located at Lincoln, ana since
' his. name has appeared in the list
his mother" has received a letter
. Worn him in France stating that he
was well. This was after armistice
was signed.--Huntling left Beatrice
as a member of old Company C,
Fifth regiment , -
ELL- AN S
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ly or in part. s
A stock large enough so that busy Mr. Businessman can
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a moderate price. ;
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I i I I I I I ii I i i i i i i ini :i nil i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i iij
H SALE OF K
Begins Wednesday at 9 a. m.
So far as values, variety, style, beauty of material
and workmanship are concerned, this sale will by far
surpass our greatest previous Anuual January Blouse
events. Plan to attend.
See Tuesday Night's Papers
for the Advertisement
V, IV 1
The January Sales for Tuesday
fcmdffi Stores H
The Lingerie Sales Continue
With These Noteworthy- Offerings in the Basement Tuesday
Early preparations and large purchases, many consummated months ago at most favorable
prices, enable us to provide these and many other extraordinary values.
of fine crepe de chine
and laces, also princess
slips of splendid wash
satin. Only one to a
customer a limited
quantity on sale.
garments Special at 89c
Hundreds of gowns,
suits, princess slips,
etc. Many are manu
facturers samples mad
to sell up to 2.00, choice
For Women, laces
trimmed, 75c values
worth 1.00 today.
All sizes, several
styles, each 59
Gowns, Skirts, Chemises
TTTOMEN'S CREPE BLOOMERS; pink,
V Y blue and white.
Worth 50c at 29 .
of White Outing Flannel;
made of good heavy white
material, all sizes, Cn
Wonderful variety of styles, pretty creations of
lace and embroidery, this group on sale Tuesday
are worth 1.50 to 2.00, choice at 1.29
Crepe de Chene, wash satin and Jap silk, all sizes
and a host of pretty styles, those made to sell at
1.25 and 1.50 are priced at 97tf . Those worth up
to 1.00 are on sale at 49
Women's Corset Covers. Embroidery and Lace Trimmed. Many Dainty Styles, All Sizes, 39o Values at 23o
Girls' Undergarments a,t Very Special Prices
Girls Nightgowns, trimmed with fancy embroi
dery and laces. Ages, 4 to 14 years. Cheap at
1.00, selling at 59d
Misses' Xlglitgowns, cut good and full. Worth
1.39 today. At 99
Girls' Body Waists of white outing flannel; all
sizes; worth 35c today. At 19
Girls Musiin Drawers
Fancy trimmed edges, made
of good quality muslin.
Ages, 2 to 12 at 21
Girls' White Outing Flannel Petticoats, with or
without waists, all sizes. At 37
Girls' White Outing Flannel Gowns; sizes 4 to
14. Worth 1.25. Special at 97
Girls' White Sateen Bloomers, good quality; sizes
2 to 10 years. Worth 69c today. At 39J
Women's New Blouses
On Sale in the Basement
Crisp, clean blouses. Exceptional values,
many different styles, all good practical ma
terials. All sizes.
And a Lot of White Blouses
Very pretty, fancy lace and em
broidery trimmed White Blouses.
You'll be very much surprised
when you see how dainty and
y classy these blouses are. They
are all fresh, crisp, ready to
slip into. Would sell at 1.50
easily, but are special for this
sale, at only 1.29
Tuesday Sale of
Men's and Boys' Collar Band,
large sizes only, each, 3c
White Ivory Dressing Combs,
Ocean Pearl Buttons, card, 2e.
Rust Proof Dress Clasps, "Bran
dies," at 2',o.
Fast Colored Darning Cotton, 1
spools for Sc.
English Needles, all sizes, per
Large Boxes of Wlrs Hair Fins,
per box, 10c.
Best Brass Dressing- Pins, per
J. P. Coats and Colllngbourne
Thrend, at, 4Vic
"American Maid" Crochet Cotton,
per ball, 7c.
'Best Hold" Bnrrettes, all styles
and sizes, 2 for 25c
Real Ilumnn Hair Nets, all
shades, each, 5c
Large Bolts of White Cotton
Tape, per bolt, 4c.
Egg Stocking Darners, each, 3c.
Coat and Suit Hangers, each. 3c.
50-Yard Spools of Sewing Silk,
per spool, 5c.
San-Silk, all colors, spool. 3c.
Boys' Pants Bands, all sizes, at
ID-Yard Bolts of Bias Tape, at
each, 5c. '
Reduced From Regular Prices
v 25 Dozen Winter Weight Comforters
Extra heavy, filled with sanitary carded cotton, size 72x84 Inches.
Light and dark color combinations. Usually 6.00, at 4,75
Australian Plaid Blankets
Size 66x80 Inches, In assorted colors; thread whipped edges.
Extra heavy twilled Quality. Special, per pair 4.75
Covered with fancy gobelin art ticking, filled with good grade
mixed goose and duck feathers. Warranted sanitary. Unusual
value, at each 1,39 and 1,19
Filled with fine sanitary white cotton. A variety of light and
dark colors; pedium and heavy winter weight. Special, at 2.75
Wool Finished Cotton Blankets
In white and gray, with assorted borders, thread whipped edges.
Heavy, warm, fleecy nap, size 72x80 in. At, per pair 3.95
Warm Wool Blankets
In assorted plaids, and white with fancy borders, thread whipped
or ribbon bound. All full double bed size. Extra values. Spe
cial, at per pair 9.50
A Sale of
An opportunity for
the homesewer or
maker to buy the
These are black Jersey covered,
each form on a stand, with or
without wire skirt. These forms
can be raised to any height,
Sizes, 32 to 44 bust.
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