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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1919.
Lincoln Bureau of The
Peace Officers Meet in Lin
coln to Discuss Way to .
! Prevent Wholesale
Lincoln, ' July 11. (Special.)
"The. biggest', thing that has ever
been' done nd the talk of people
all over the country," said E. L.
Rickards of Chicago this morning in
speaking of the action of Governor
McKelvie in calling the meeting of
sheriffs and peace officers of Ne
braska and adjoining states to meet
Mr. Rickards is manager of the
automobile publicity and . informa
tion bureau of Chicago and his
work is principally in investigating
automobile losses by theft and the
apprehension of the thieves. He is
. accompanied to Lincoln by his as
sistant James P. Coen who has been
connected with the, police depart
ment of Chicago for more than 20
year and is now confining his work
entirely to the apprehension' of au
tomobile thieves. V
The ease with which thieves can
dispos of stolen.' cars especially in
the agricultural 'districts isithe big
problem they say." Thieves' go out
into the , country and interview . 4
farmer and find out the kind of car
lie prefers. He will then say that he
has a friend who is ."'-leaving J, the'
country who wishes to dispose ' of
his) car and will do so at a sacrifice
Uially the yictim falls for the story
ant! puts ufit about .'one-third ..tot
what the car is worfh.
. Generally the number , of the, en
gine has been defaced and the
license number changed, and thus
identification of the car is difficult.
The second trouble .which 'the
authorities have is the general soft
heartedness of trie judges who con
duct the trials. Most of the work
of automobile stealing is ftne by
prffanized forces."" Burglars, porch
climbers, bank thieves and the
higher class of criminals have
fourrq automobile stealing much
easier and safer than their usual
line, and so they are organized.
Each city of any size has its head
quarters. A car is spotted on the
street, "headquarters" notified and
some kid, is given a "small um to
steal the car and leave it oh 'some
side street. If he iscaught he gen
erally makes the plea that he took
the car just for a joy ride, and, the
judge listens to the story and,., with
the'ptea of the parents of the boy,
he is let offi or if he is sent up he
is soon paroled.
,The ease with which a stolen car
can be sold is remarkable, according
to Ms. Rickards.' The average vie-.
tim ought to, know when a
stranger . comef aroun4iand offer
Jefferis Obtains Annuity
for Widow pf CoL Svyope
Washington, July- 11. (Special
Telegraph.) Representatives Jef
fries, who has been devoting consid
erable time ironing out diffictUies
in. connection with war risk.insur-
ance ana neipmg oenenciaries inere
under was informed today by Direcr
tor Jones of the War Risk bureau
that his efforts in behalf of the
widow of the late Lieut. Col. Thom
as "Srope of Omaha had resulted in
the' buteau awarding Mrs.' Alvina St
Swope.a $5,000 lifev- annuity, pay
able at the rate of $28.75 per month.
N$ ' content t with this Congress
man., Jeffries believes that - Mrs.
Swope is entitled to a pension under
The Victor Talking' Machine Company, as well
as ourselves, want you and every f amily in the city
' to have the best there is in music, therefore Mickel
on on an $o, ?o
fT : 11 mn PI A a p m
ords by the world's, foremost artists. A few of the
many hundreds we have in stock.
Tales of Hoffman, Gluck and Homer, was $2.00, now . . . . .
Elegit, Gruck and Zimbalist, was $2.00, now
Angel's Serenade, Gluck and Zimbalist, was $3.00 now ,
Mighty Lak a Rose, Farrar-Kreisler, was $3.00, new. ......
Lullaby from Jocelyn, McCormack-Kreisler, was $3, now;. .
Fan Del Dentino, Caruso and Scotti, was $4.00, now
Celeste Ai'da, Caruso, was $3.00, now '.
Rigoletto Quartette, Caruso, Galli Curci, Perini and De Lude
was $4.00, now ,
Sextette "from Lucia," Caruso, Tetrazzini, Amato Journet,
' '.Jocoby, Daddi, was $7.00, now
Toreador song "from Carmen," De Gogorza, was $3.00, now.
Oh! Promise Me, "from Robin Hood," Louise Homer, $2.00,
Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark, Melba, was $3.00, now
15th and Harney
P.'A. Barrowo, Correspondent
him4 a' $2,000 car for $300 that the
car must.have been stolen, but the
buyer thinks he can get away with
it and so takes the chance.
' According to the Chicago men,
the situation is growing "worse all
the time and something will have
to be done. They believe jthat the
action of Nebraska's governor in
calling the meeting tomorrow is a
big thing and that similar action
will be taken in other states.
Award Compensation for
Accidents Under State Law
Lincoln July 11. Compensation
Commissioner Kennedy this morn
ing gave out the following awards
in compensation matters over which
jie has jurisdiction:
In the case of Glen Taylor killed
while working for the Omaha
Flouring mills, the mother of Tay
lor, living at Amherst, was given
$6 a week for 350 weeks and $100
for funeral expenses.
Max Cacken, who received a
hernia while working for the Im
perial Sash and Door company of
Omaha, ,was given $48 compensa
tion and $107 for hospital and medi
Mrs. A. B. Felton of Lincoln,
who sustained a broken arm while
working at the Lancaster county
detention home, was. given $8 a
week for 10 weeks and $36 for
doctor bills.. . .
Soldier Loses His Trunk
When Whisky Bottle Breaks
Lincoln, July 1L- (Special.) In
the office of State Agent Gus Hyers
reposes a little green trunk. Some
soldier' boy thought he would have
a good time has been compelled to
postpoHe the good time or have it
without the contents of the trunk.
The trunk was confiscated at the
baggage room of the railway sta
tion here because' an aroma of very
peculiar but popular odpr prevailed
around the little ' receptical. The
trunk was opened and disclosed a
practically new army uniform, the
coat having, three service chevrons,
a hat, new pair of army shoes, two
women's hats and other feminine
fixings and the foundation for the
arpma in a coat: which had held a
quart bottle of "SunnybrOok," but
which had become broken. How
ever, there were three or four other
"Sunnybrooks" which' still' retain
i 1 ...
Union Pacific Net Profits
Last Year $77,747,940
Lincoln. Tulv lLr According to
the annual reoor of the Union Pa
cific railroad filed with the State
Railway commission, the road made
a nt pr6fit last year of $77,747,940,
in addition-to $84UUU put into phy
sical improvements. The capital
stork of the comoanv Is given as
$321,835,100 and " the total assets
against which its profits are figured
as $757,805,399.39. The difference
between its assets and actual value
is made up of. bonds, securities and
other investmejtfs. .. The war tax
paid by the company mounts to
V4 1' -.!''-' "
present pension laws-and he has
called upon the board of pension
appeals -to look into the matter in
view of' Colonel Swope's record in
the Civil-and in;the Spanish-American
wars. . ' , s ...t.
Hamilton County Wheat
Yields 20 Bushels an Acre
Aurora, Neb., July 11. (Special.)
Discouraging reports have been
heard from the wheat fields ever
since harvest began, but the' first
threshing, returns .sound, better. L.
Jr. StowelV just outside pt Aurora,
"began threshing a Jarge held yes
terday, and says it promises to make
j20 bushels erf- better of fairly good
i-quality. ',,' ft,.' '' I
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ana Rea-oear rec
State Agent Finds
Whisky Worm Hidden
on Nebraska Rranch
Lincoln, July 11. Assistant Chief
Agent Melick has found a worm. It
is said that the early bird catches
the worm, and in this case Melick
was the early bird. The worm was
one which is a very indespensible
part of a moonshine still and . is so
named because it moves so noise
lessly that only the early bird can
hear it. . ,
This;week Mr. Melick. went up to
Sargent and, in company with
Mayor Lundy of that city, visited
the home of a ranchman in the town
named Freeman and found a-jug of
corn and potato whisky. According
to Mr. Melick. there had been a sus
picion that out at the ranchman's
farm, about 20 miles northwest of
the town, there might be found
something of value, so, with the
mayor, he went there and discov
ered a real moonshine still, with
worm and everything, and a barrel
of the manufactured product stand
ing in the building and orte jug filled
ready for delivery. A dozen empty
jugs of the same make as the filled
jug and of the jug taken at the
Freeman home in town stood ready
to be filled from the barrel, which
contained about 50 gallons. The
farm was in charge of a man by the
name of Wright, and he was also
taken in charge.
On an analysis of the moonshine
it was found to have been made
from corn and potatoes and con
tained about 17.80 per cent alcohol.
Freeman pleaded guilty to the
charge of having in his possession
Fire Frightens Officers
1 in Nebraska State House
Lincoln, ' July 11. Fire- was dis
covered in the basement of the state
house this morning in a pile of pa
pers ancj other material awaiting
disposal iff the furnaci. .
The fire was put out before any
damage was done, although smoke
filled the upper corridor of the
"building and made. Chief Clerk
Harry Lindsay hold" his breath.
Mr. Lindsay has been worrying
for many year's that sometime fire
might start in the old (building and
destroy the $500,000 library.
Assessment in Hamilton
County Shows Decrease
Aurora, Ncfc.,. July 11. (Special.)
County Assessor Bergeson's re
port shows a reduction of $1,487,
970 in the taxable wealth of Hamil
ton county. Real estate shows a
gain of $1,131,520, but . persona!
property is $2,619,490 less than last
year. This- is atributed to the crop
failure, which left the county with
very little grain and live stock on
hand April 1. An invesment' of be
tween $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 in
Liberty bonds and other' tax ex
empt government securities also
contributed toVthis .condition.
Dinner in Honor of Rain
Washington," July 11. (Special
Telegram.) i Representative Mc
Laughlin returned today from At
lantic City where he had the great
pleasure of seeing .Frank L. Rain
of Fairbury made supreme exalted
ruler of the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks. At the dinner given
yesterday at the Atlantic City yacht
club by the local lodge of Elks to
the members of the tongressional
delegation, 100. in number, Mr. Mc
Laughlin was called upon to speak
for his friend and constituent, arid,
according to his congressional col
leagues, reflected' great credit upon
Nebraska and the subject of his im
promptu remarks. -' ;
Dry Weather Is Curling
Corn, in Fillmore County
, Geneva, Neb., July 1L (Special.)
Wheat in Fillmore .. . county is
nearly all cut and farmers are turn
ing their attentiori.to the oats crop.
The yield of wheat, which promised
35 to 40 bushels to the acre, based
"on the amount of straw, will be
considerably .less. The'grain dried
too rapidly after excessive rainfall,
which caused shrinkage of the
grain. It Was also damaged to
some extent by rust. The corn
begins to show the need of mois
ture, as it is curling slightly.
Fremont Prepares Field
for Visiting Airplanes
Fremont, Neb., July 11 (Special)
Fremont has arranged to f ntertain
any airplanists who happen to come
this way. A landing place in a field
of 160 acres southeast of the city
has been prepared, with a large T
of canvas marking the place tc
alight A tall flagpole flvs the ma
tronal colors. The Commercial club
has leased the field and will keep it
in shape for the use of visiting air
From Water Shortage
Beatrice, Neb7 July 11. Mayor
Heffelfinger issued a proclamation
ordering users of city water to cease
using it for lawn purposes on ac
count of low pressure and a short
age of water. The continued dry
weather is attributed as the cause
of the shortage.
Beatrice Woodmen to Hold
Big Celebration Labor Day
Beatrice, Neb., July ll.-(Spe-cial.)
Beatrice camp,' No. 270, Mod
ern Woodmen of America, will hold
a log rolling on . the Chautauqua
grounds in this city September 1.
Mrs. Lillian Paxton Dies.
Fremont, Neb., July 11 (Special)
Mrs. Lillian Paxton, for 25 years
a resident of Fremont, died at a lo
cal hospital, aged 58. In 1884 she
was married at Valentine to George
A. Paxton, nephew of the late Wil
liam Paxton of Omaha. Mr. Pax
ton died three years later. Mrs. Fred
Lee, of Fremont, a sister, and Jess
D;iniclson, of Portland, Ore., a
brother, are the only surviving rela
WHEAT CROP IN
Unfavorable Weather Before
Harvest Had Adverse Af
fect On Crop, Says Agri
Lincoln, Neb., July 11. Nebras
ka's wheat crop will not meet ex
pectations on yield and quality, ac
cording to the July crop report
made public today by the Nebraska
Board of Agriculture., .Both winter
"and spring wheat are adversely af
fected. The average condition of
spring wheat, the report states, is
reduced to 89 per cent, which fore
casts 12,141,000 bushels.
Winter wheat a iew days before
harvest had the appearance of a
record-breaking crop, but the latest
returns indicate that there will be
25 per cent less wheat than expect
ed. The descrease is attributed to
premature ripening, caused by a few
days of high temperatures during
the ripening period, weakened vital
ityxjue to rust, the peculiar situation
in which wheat turned fromgreen
to white suddenly instead of assum
ing the golden yellow and ripening
properly, lodging, stands too heavy
and rank, insects and blight.
Corn', the report"states, is very un
even both in size and stand, but is
improving, while the condition of
barley, rye, oats, potatoes and hay
is very favorable. :
Farms About Superior
Bringing High Prices
Superior, Neb., "July 11 (Special
Telegram.)r-Weir Brothers' 800-acre
ranch, which sold for $90,OQO, was
first to thrash here, yielding about
25 bushels of wheat to the acre.
The J. Thompson farm, across the
line in . Kansas, , has been sold for
$24,000 to Harry Reidell. Thomp
son paid $800 for it 30 years ago.
, E. J. Miller sold a 40-acre farm at
the' dge of the city at $300 per acre
to E. B. Ellison.
New Zealand telegraph companies
aro experimenting with cash regis
ters for recording the number of
words In messages.
Take Advantage of a Beddeo Charge Account and
in This Great Clearance Sale
7:30 P. M.
of Dollars Worth of Beautiful Stylish Wearables
Suits - Dresses -
AT LESS THAN HALF REGULAR PRICE
Startling Reductions on All
Capes, Coats. Dolmans
N Drastic price cutting has made its great-
M est impression in this section. Wraps must
H go, and all former prices and costs have
m been ignored. .
I VELOURS- GABARDINES SERGES
SATINS, POIRET TWILLS, TAFFETAS
f Talues to $69.75, in
P Three Wonderful Groups
LOT 1 LOT 2 LOT 5-
$15.00 $19.50 $29.75
: Extra Special Sale of
House Dresses and
& 500 ifcuse Dresses and Bungalow Aprons,
made up in a wide range of
1 1 1 ginghams, percales and
y chainbrays ; long or short
S sleeves; light and dark
tj patterns; all sizes. Values
to $4.50 Saturday
Three Injured in Accidents
at Nebraska City in Day
Nebraska City, July 11. (Special
Telegram.) Miss Rose Haskin, a
trained nurse, fell backwards down
the stairs at the Dr. S. P. Chesap
home and broke her right shoulder.
Frank Ohnmacht, jr., employed
at the Western Brick and Supply
company in this city, was severely
injured when a charge of dynamite
which he was placing to blast a high
bluff exploded and a sharp piece of
shale weighing about four pounds
struck him on the side of the head.
He was taken to the Nebraska City
hospital for treatment. Slight hopes
for his recovery are given by phy
George Cooney was sevrely in
jured a short distance south of the
city when the car he was driving
collided with a car driven by O. H.
Parkening of Omaha who was on
his way with his family to Kansas
City. Cooney was taken to the hos
pital where it was found that : his
right hip and back was badly in
jured. The cars struck head on.
Denver Chosen for Next :
Meeting of Lions Clubs
Chicago, July 11. Denver was
chosen today as the next convention
city for the International Associa
tion of Lions Clubs, which is in ses
The organization adopted resolu
tions for an active campaign to pro
mote the cause of patriotic Ameri
canism as opposed to radical propa
Three Allied Vessels
Are0rdered to Fiume
Paris, July 11. Three allied war
ships, one each from the American,
British and French navies, have been
ordered to proceed to Fiume where
there have been disorders recently
betwen 'Italian troops and other
elements in the force of occupation.
The situation at Fiume, , however,
is reported to be more quiet.
Pure Breed Hog Sale.
Beatrice, Neb., July 11. (Spe
cial.) The De Witt Live Stock
Breeders association will hold a
big sale of fancy hogs July 16. (
I "t"1 1 --in i i . i
Chaplin Baby Dies, i
Los Angeles, July 10. The baby
boy, of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S.
Chaplin is dead. The child lived
but 70 hours.
1417 DOUGLAS STREET
Morning at 8:30 Sharp, Our
Event That Involves Thousands
Great July Clearance of
The time for Startling sacrifices is here the
savings are the most exceptional ever an
nounced by this store.
" SERGES ; GABARDINES '. TAFFFETAS
JERSEYS, TRICOLETTE, POIRET TWILLS
Values to $79.50 in Two Clearance Lots
$ 9 J 50 $9(Q)501
Thrilling Prices on Beddeo
Beautiful creations in all the most wanted
colors; a wonderful variety of exceptional
styles; every desired size,.
TAFFETAS GEORGETTES FOULARDS
CREPE DE CHINES COMBINATIONS
Values to $69.75, in
Two Clearance Lots
Saturday is the big day in our Work Shirt
section, and the reason is that we are going
to offer the best values of the year neat
fitting shirts, ail sizes, and
they are made right. A
splendid $1.50 value ; while
they last Saturday your
TO SEE WILSON
Wife of Oonvicted Bomb
Thrower Informed Presi
dent Has Done Everything
Possible for Husband.
Washington, July 11 Mrs. Rena
Mooney, wife of Thomas J. Mooney,
who is serving a life sentence after
his conviction, in connection with
the .preparedness day bomb explo
sion in San Francisco, called at the
White .House today and conferred
with Secretary Tumulty. It was
understood she desired to see Pres
ident Wilson in the interest of her
Secretary Tumulty explained to
Mrs. Mooney that the president had
done everything it was possible for
him to do in the case of her hus
band. He added, however, that the
president would be willing to re
ceive and read any petition she de
sired to submit.
Upon leaving the White House
Mrs. .Mooney went to the depart
ment of labor to see Secretary Wil
son. Rain Pledges Elks' Support
in Warfare on Bolshevism
Atlantic City, N. J., July 11.
Frank L. Rain, Nebraska, who was
installed grand exalted ruler of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of
FiL-B at tVlp rlncino- spesinn nf fViP
annual convention here today, de
clared in an aaaress mat ne pieagea
the support of all Elks in the war
faro on hnlshevism Ofhpr nffirers
most of whom were reelected were
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DOESN'T take the person
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flavor values long to hand the
"Blue Ribbon" to Gund's Peer
less leverage 'The Every'
Day Soft Drink."
It ii unmistakably better. Just a lip
and you're lure that you have i truck 4
beverage that represents perfection a
finish of flavor a ripeness of flavor that
rounds out into the richest of taste treats
you have ever experienced. The result
of 64 years of experience in the produc
lion of finest beverages.
Slip a few bottles into your machine
next time you start on a spin for a way
side picnic or to quench your thirst,
instead of taking a chance on water, the
purity of which you are not sure of.
By the glass or by the case for home
use at vour dealer's.
Max OUen A Company,
Charter No. 9730.
EE PORT OP CONDITION OF THE
CORN EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK :
AT OMAHA, IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA, AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON
. JUNE 80TH, 1919.
Loans and discounts, including rediscounts
U. S. bonds (other than Liberty Bonds, but including U.
S. certificates of indebtedness):
TJ. S. Bonds deposited to secure circulation (par value)
Liberty Loan Bonds:
Liberty Loan Bonds, 8, .4, and AVt per cent, un
pledged $ 91,100.08
Liberty Loan Bonds, 3V6, 4, and 44 Per cent.
nledered to secure State or other deposits or bills
Bonds, securities etc. (otner tnan u. 8.) :
Bonds (other than U. S. bonds) pledged to secure
U. S. deposit 25,000.00
Bonds (other than U. S. bonds) pledged to secure
postal savings deposits 28,000.00
Securities other than U. S. bonds (not including
stocks) owned unpledged 350.00
Total bonds, securities, etc., other than U. S. . .
Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (60 per cent of sub-
Furniture and fixtures ...
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank
Items with Federal Reserve Bank in process of col
lection (not available as reserve)
Cash in vault and net amounts due from national banks.
Net amounts due from banks, bankers, and trust com
panies other tnan included in Items
Exchanges for clearing house
Checks on other banks in the same city
reporting bank (other than Item 17)
Total of Items 14. 15. 16. 17 and 18
Checks on banks located outside of city
reporting bank and other cash items
Redemption fund with U. 8. Treasurer and
U. S. Treasurer.
Interest earned hut not colleoted approximate on
Notes and Bills receivable not past due
War savings certificates and thrift stamps actually
Other assets ;
Capital stock paid In
Undivided profits ' '
Interest and discount collected or credited, in advance of
maturity and not earned (approximate)
Amount .reserved for taxes accrued
Amount reserved for all interest accrued...'.
Circulating notes outstanding
Net amounts due to National banks
Net amounts due to banks, bankers, and trust companies
(other than included in Items 81 and 82)
Certified checks outstanding
Cashier's checks on own bank outstanding
Total of Items 82. 88. 84 and 85
Demand deposits (other than bank deposits)
reserve (deposits payable within so days;:
Individual deposits subject to check ,
Certificates of deposit due in less than 80 days (other
than for money borrowed) '
Total of demand deposits (other than bank deposits)
subject to reserve: 86, 87, 38, 39, 40 and 41... 1,814,299.85
Time deposits subject to reserve (payable after SO days,
or subject to 30 days or morel notice, and postal
Certificates of deposit (other than for money borrowed)
Postal savings deposits , r,
Total of time deposits subject to reserve: 42 and 44 66,6Z1.5i
United States deposits (other than postal savings) :
Other United States deposits, including deposits of U. S.
Bills payable with Federal Reserve bank.
Liabilities other than those above stated '
State of Nebraska, County of Douglas,
I, L. H. Tate, Cashier of the above-named
statement i true to the best of my knowledge
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee'
Beaerve District Ko. 10.
17, 14, or It,.
or town as
or town of
bank, do solemnly swear that the abova.
L. H. TATE, Cashier,
9th day of July, 1919.
MILDRED MULLEN, Notary Public
Correct Attest: A
B. F. MARSHALL, .."-(" '
A. W. GORDON, . X- ,
H. O. EASTMAN, ,
tives ' r . -.
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