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A'HE BEE: OMAHA. 'U1U1U5UAX. ' JAImUAKX 15, lyo.
HEARS TALKS ON
Last Sessions Will Be Held
At Hotel Castle Today
Marketing to Be
Close scrutiny of freight bills and
iniited efforts toward improvement
of transportation , facilities were
urged by J. W. Shorthil!, secretary
of the Nebraska Farmers' Co-Oper-itive
Grain and Live Stock associa
tion of Omaha, speaking yesterday
afternoon before the Nebraska
Farmers' congress at the Hotel
"Freight bills of an average farm
ers' elevator company exceed in a
year a sum 10 times the aggregate of
nil other expenses," said Mr. Short
hill. "Although you farmers should
not pursue a program which would
prevent the railroad from becoming
prosperous enough to give adequate
service, yet. as the greatest body of
freight shippers in the country, you
should closely scrutinize your bills.
" Important to Farmer.
"I have never'been able to con
vince myself whether agricultural
resources or transportation facilities
are more essential to the jprogres";
nd prosperity of Nebraska. Bolh are
immensely Important,, but the latter
.is not given enough attention.
"There is no shipper anywhere in
the countryjvlio has as much inter
est in transportation facilities as the
farmer, who does not hire an agent
to look after his transportation
problems. The farmers' organizations
of the country should be progressive
enough, and liberal enough, to co
operate in placing some one on this
job in a large way"
Responsibility for , the present
transportation systems is too much
divided at present, according to Mr,
Shorthill. He also condemned the
centralization of their control at
Washington. "Local problems should
be under the control and super
vision of local authirity" he said.
Predicts Big Improvement.
Mr. Shorthill predicted a decided
improvement in service with the
restoration of the power of the rail
road commissions, following the
turning over of the roads on March
1 from the government to the former
Last evening the farmers attend
p ed a general discussion of the "Ken-drick-Kenyon
Bills," with , Charles
Graff of Bancroft, Neb., as' leader.
C. VV. Puglsey of Lincoln, Neb., and
C. T. Leftwich of St. Paul, Neb.,
who were to have delivered ad
dresses upon the subject, were un
able to be present.
Varied opinions relative to the
contemplated control ofMhe packing
industries by federal legislation
were expressed by the farmers.
Meeting Ends Today.
C. H. Gustafson, president of the
Nebraska Farmers Union, will
speak upon "Co-Operative Market
ing" this morning. Concluding ses
sions of the congress will be held
Advantages and practicability of a
state agricultural agent from the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce were
discussed by Thomas F. Sturgess,
former editor of the Twentieth Cen
tury Farmer, before the Nebraska
farmers congress at the Hotel Cas
tle yesterday morning.
Mr. Sturgess told the farmers that
the plan had often been proposed by
members of the Chamber of Com
merce as the most feasible way of
establishing a closer relationship be
tween that organization and the
farmers of the state. .
Co-Operate On Issues.
Such an agent,' he said, would at
tend meetings and community gath-.
erings to keep in touch with the con
sensus of opinion among the farm
ers, particularly in regard to pro
posed legislation, and thus assure
adequate co-operation upon mutu
ally important issues.
The majority of Omaha's indus
tries are dependent upon the farm
ers of the surrounding agricultural
territory, Mr. Sturgess said. Most
of the largest local industries have
been established to provide market
ing facilities for farm products, he
Gov. S. R. McKelvie addressed
the congress yesterday upon the
subject of "Americanism " He urged
co-operation and closer relationship
between farmers and communities
as part of a general program of
common effort to remedy existing
The congress voted unanimously
to go on record in testimony of the
100 per cent Americanism of Presi
dent O. G. Smith of Kearney, Neb.,
whose patriotism was attacked by
recent newspaper articles.
City Planning Board's .
Work Commended by
, Real Estate Exchange
First meeting of the Omaha Real
Estate exchange this year was held
;n the Chamber of Commerce yes
terday afternoon. I Schuler, new
iresident, in his first speech de
lved thai the work of the city
.Manning board this year would be
if utmost importance to the city
snd announced a new arrangement
or appraisal work, dividing proper
ty into four classes, withsa separate
:orrtnaittee for each class.
Each of these committees Is to
have the same general chairman,
with a vice chairman of its own;
Appraisal work be divided into
rcur ciasses as follows: downtown
msiness property, downtwon track
ige, factory and warehouse proper
ty; outlying business, factory and
warehouse property and residence;
apartment and flat property.
The new appraisal plan and a res
olution commending work of the
city planning board were both
Negro Shot During Row
Over Domestic Troubles
George Warren, negro. 2608 fiarn-
Iton street shot Mingo McDowUl
.negro, rooming at the same pfaet,
through the jaw and back yesterday
morning during, an argument over
Homestac affairs. Warren then es
. caped from the house. McDowell
was taken to the Lord Lister hospi
tal Hit ftonditiaa it Mi afciiam.
START IN OMAHA;
New Immigration Inspector
Arrives From Kansas City "
Frank Billott, 3305 ; Poppleton
street, a Russian alien and alleged
members of the communist labor
party, was the first of the 10 '"al
leged radicals who were arrested in
Omaha Friday night by federal au
thorities, to be examined by Warren
E. Long, immigration inspector lot
Nebraska, who arrived yesterday
from Kansas City to replace O. B.
Holton, transferred to Minneapolis
three weeks ago.
The hearing of Billott started yes
terday afternoon at 3 and was not
completed until 5. Inspector Long
elated that he could not disclose any
of the details brought out at the hear
ing. The hearings of the other nine
alleged radicals are expected to be
completed within a few days.
The accused prisoners have been
held without bond in the county jail
pending the arrival of Mr. Long.
None but officials of the Department
of Justice and operatives of the "tin
migration department were per
mitted to attend the hearings.
The alleged radicals who will ap
pear at the hearing are Mike Vile
Iich, secretary of the communist la
bor party of America, 2803 T street;
Mike Dasoyh, 2801 T street; Sam
and Mry Mrmos, 2624 Y street;
Tom Lrrzh, 2624 Y street; Frank
Ivan, 2814 T street; Tom Solar. 2815
T street, and Anton Blaha, 3612 V
street; David Lichterman. Avenue
K, and Frank Billott, 3305 Popple
Omaha Refining Firm Votes
To Increase Tank Capacity
Tank storage of the Omaha Rfc
fining company was voted increased
to 6,000,000 gallons capacity and cap
italization of the company to be in
creased to $1,000,000 at the annual
meeting of the stockholders in the
Hotel Castle Monday. The follow
ing directors were elected: A. W.
Gordon, G. H. Conant, Earl Oswald,
L. V. Fox, C. E. Heaney, Bert Le
Bron, J. T. Bertwell, T. P. Sullivan,
D. W. Lennox, J. K. Jones and C.
E. Lear. ,
Motorcycle Rider Injured
When His Machine Skids
Arthur Black, 2064 Woolworth
street, was injured at 2 a. m. yester
day, when the motorcycle on which
he was riding skidded as he tried to
avoid striking an automobile at
Thirtieth and Farnam streets.
H. A. Steyer. 304 Terminal build
ing, driver of the car, picked Black
up and took him to central police
station, where he was found to be
suffering with a sprained arm. He
was able to go to his home unat
tended. Seeks C. of C. Endorsement
Of Ex-Soldiers' Magazine
R. A. Hayden. representing the
Pacific Periodical Sales company,
Portland, Ore., called at the Cham
ber of Commerce yesterday to seek
an endorsement of "The Northwest
Warriors' Magazine," which Mr.
Hayden asserted is combating the I.
W. W. and other disturbing elements
and is promoting Americanism.
Fear of Dyspepsia Robs the
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is not a good reason for de
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Insad of indigestible and innu
tritious bran and skim milk try the
better plan of eating what you like
and follow your meals with Stuart's
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food, they assist the stomach to se
crete juices that keep the stomach
sweet, active and with the alkaline
effect, just as -when the stomach is
in perfect health. Nor is it necessary
to discriminate. You may eat freely
of onions, sausage, mince pie and
baked beans, or other dishes, such
as the average'dyspeptic views with
horror, and suffer no distress if you
follow with Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets. There is thus no need to fear
any kind of food at any time or
place, for with these tablets, you
may prevent those distresses that
formerly made you pamper your
stomach -as if it were a tender in
fant. You can get Stuart's Dys
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50 cents a box.
Aches, pains, nervousness, diffi
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Brief City News
Have Root lrlnt It Beacon Preaa
Vacumo Claaaart Bumu-OrandM Co.
Irish Club to , Sleet The Irish
Self-Determination club and their
friends will meet Thursdar evening
at 8 at Twenty-fourth and Vinton
rtoneers to Meet Tha Douglas
County Association of Nebraska
Pioneers will hold a meeting Thurs
day afternoon at 2:30 in the county
commissioners' room in the court
Hold Annual Meeting At a meet
ing of the hoard of directors of the
Carey Clearing Co. Frank Carey was
elected president and treasurer and
F. C. Carey vice president and sec
retary. Salary Raised The salary of
George Hill, chief tax auditor in the
offlre of Country Clerk Dewey, was
raised yesterday from $155 to $175
a month by the county commission
Out-of-Town Couples Married
Miss Clara Gertrude Long and
George E. Nickles, both of Murray,
N'eb., and Miss Clara Wachter and
Harry G. Wilcox, both of-Norfolk,
Neb., were married by Rev. Charles
Dr. Lee V. Kdwards, Chiropractor,
has moved his offices diagonally
across the street from his old loca
tion, and is now to be found at 306
S. Twenty-fourth street the south
west corner oil Twenty-foUrth and
Farnam streets in the Ottawa
Sues School District Charles
Kijftland filed suit in district court
against the school district of Oma
ha, asking that he be paid $15,000
for a piece of properly condemned
recently for school purposes, instead
of the $5,000 awarded him by the
Vote to Increase Stock Capital
stock of the Nebraska Tire and Rub
ber companv was voted increased to
$200,000 preferred and ?S0O,000
common stock by the annual meet
ing of the board of directors. Di
rectors and ofllcers of the firm were
re-elected for another year.
Cnrrie Chosen Manager F. M.
Currie was selected general manager
of the Missouri Valley Cattle Loan
Co. yesterday at a meeting of the
board of directors to succeed R. V.
McGrew, who has resigned as gen
eral manager and vice 'president of
the concern because of ill hfcalth.
Taken Into Firm Announcement
is made ot the addition to. the firm
of Wilcox-Burns: James N. De
France as second vice president and
William W. Downs as secretary. Mr.
De France and Mr. Downs were
brokers with the company previous
to their entrance into the service.
E, K. Coffin Makes Change E.
Ray Coffin, formerly state agent for
the Central National Fire Insurance
company -of Des Moines, has resigned
to take up local work, assuming the
management of the general insur
ance department of the Royal L.
Stewart company, Omaha National
Hold Annual Meeting The an
nual meeting of the Uncle Sam
Breakfast Food company was held
Monday, at which time the follow
ing officers were elected: A. H. Lee,
president; William McKenna, vice
president; John McGowan, treas
urer; Charles E. Barry, secretary
manager. To Enter Balloon Race A. Leo
Stevens i of Fort Omaha and E. V.
Weston, Wayton, O., will enter the
balloon race to be held under the
auspices of the Aero Club of America
next fall, according to Information
received yesterday. The race will
be between 20 teams.
Asks $25,000 Damages Carl
Peterson, a carpenter, filed suit for
$25,000 against the First National
bank in district"court. He says he
was working in the bank building
at Sixteenth and Farnam streets
while it was being constructed and
that he fell down an unprotected
shaft September 26, 1916, sustaining
Have Prosperous Year One of
the firms which entered the business
field of Omaha during 1819 and has
experienced phenomenal growth . is
the Quick Service Selling Experts
concern, of which C. V. Sowards
and L. R. Schlank are members.
This firm buys and sells all kinds of
business property and handled over
$200,000 worth of deals during the
Confer Rank of Page Nebraska
lodge, No. 1, Knights of Pythias, will
confer the rank of page at its castle
in W. O. W. hall, Sixteenth and Cap
itol avenue, this evening. Officers
for the ensuing term will also he in
stalled at this meeting. Vergil Ken
nedy is the new chancellor com
mander and Ray Sorenson vice
chancellor. Refreshments will be
Government Auction Here Cans
of corn and tomatoes that are rusted,
leaky and swelled, and not fit for
human consumption, but good for
hog feed, will be placed on sale at
public auction by the government
next Saturday morning at 10 at the
salvage warehouse, Twenty-second
and Hickory streets. Persons pur
chasing these commodities will be
required to move the property on
the date of sale.
Passes Through Omaha C. W.
Tenney, president of Gooding col
lege, Gooding, Idaho, passed
through Omaha Tuesday enroute to
a meeting of college presidents in
Chicago. According to Mr. Tenney,
an endowment of $170,000 has Just
been subscribed his institution by
the people of that state to be used
for a new dormitory for returned
service men and a Moody Memorial
Objects to Probating Will
Of Her Divorced Husband
Mrs. Augusta Holmberg yesterday
filed objections in county court to
probating the will of her divorced
husband, Peter Holmberg. She
says he was incompetent to execute
the will and that It was executed
under duress. j
Mr. Holmberg, 77 years oldr se-
24, after five stormy years of mar
ned life, rie died uecemoer u,
and his divorced wife then asked
to be allowed to probate his will
and named herself sole hejr, holding
that she was still his wife, as the
statutory six months had not
elapsed since the divorce was
granted Mr. Holmberg. She has
moved into a house owned by the
deceased man, at Thirty-third and
Ludendorff In Politics
Paris, Jan. 7. General Luden
dorff, former commander-in-chief of
the German armies on the western
front, will be an active participant
in the next German political cam
paign, according to advices from
Berlin. ' ,
Fistula-Pay When Cured
A mild system of treatment that cores Piles. Fistula sod
other Recta 1 Dbeaaes in short time, without a severe tor
tical operation. No Chloroform. Ether or other genera
niiliMknnl A nm anarantaed in avenr case ascented
tot treatment, end no money to be paid nut! 1 cared. Write for book on Rectal Diseases, with name
and toatimooiaJa of more than 1000 prominent people who have been permanently eared.
DR. E. R. TARRY 240 In Building OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Deposits Last Year Show Ap
proximate Gain of $9,000,
000 Over 1918 City
Bank statements giveti yesterday,
as of date of December 21, 1919, re
flect the continued growth of Oma
ha's financial institutions.
The comptroller of the currency
issuea a call for the condition of all
national banks at the close of busi
ness Wednesday, December 31. A
statement has been prepared of all
of the banks of Greater Omaha, na
tional "and state banks.
This tabulation shows that the
total deposits December 31, 1919,
was $127,330,324, as against $118,
352,042 on the corresponding date
of 1918, this being an increase of
7yi per cent which is spread over
all of the banks. These deposits
were slightly less than on Novem
ber 17, 1919, the date of the previous
Loans and discounts for Decem
ber 31, 1919, show a total of $107,
570,931, as against $81,864,072 for
corresponding date of 1918, and as
against $106,803,870 for November
17, 1919, date of the previous call.
Detailed comparisons for 1918 and
Omaha National ,.t ST.&9S.SS9
U. 8. National 1.75,7S3
First National 17.975.16
Stock Yd. Natl.. 11.726.37
Merchants Nat'l... 13.671, f 71
Live Stock Nat'l.. 0.105.024
Stat of Omaha.. S. 661, 041
Nrbraaka National. S, 446, 966
Packers National.. 4.I98.K93
Oorn Kxc. Nat'l... 2.M0.B93
Sei-urity State... 1,119.939
American State... 02.79
So. Omaha Sav'gi... 655.os
Union State 846,331
Bank of Benton... 739.929
F. an! M.. Benson. (00,315
Bank of Florence.. SI 8.620
Floneer State 227.695
Com. of Florence. 103, 373
S. 908. 666
lo. 31, "18.
Dec. 31, "1.
Totals 881.864,072 3107.(70,931
Eckman Funeral Services.
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna
Eckman, wife of E. M. Eckman,
president of the Eckman Chemical
company, were held in the home of
Mrs. E. Hannon, 3601 North Fi--ht-eenth
street, a daughter, yesterday
afternoon. Rev. R. L. Wheeler of
ficiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn.
U. S. National.,
Stock Tarda Nat... , 912,413
u.rhintA Nsttanal 11.537.969
Live Stock Nat.... 6,148.930
State ot Omaha... 2.821,354
Nebraska National. 2,466,288
Packers National... 3.002,432
Corn Exch. Nat.... 1,725,725
Security State .... 975,092
American State ... 957,888
So. Omaha Savings 665,983
Union State ....... 873,391
Bank of Benson 639.679
V. and M. of Benson 40,724
Bank of Florence.. 221,815
Floneer State 344,797
Com. of Florence, . . 83,531
Futile Effort to Rob
Home While Posing as
An unidentified man posing as a
census 'enumerator attempted to
force his way into the home of
Langon Sawyer, 2421 Thirteenth
street, Tuesday night, when Mrs.
Sawyer appeared at the door in an
swer to the man's knock, according
to a police report.
"I'm a federal man, here to get
the census," he told Mrs. Sawyer.
When Mrs. Sawyer asked him
why he didn't come to the house
during the day the man became
abusive and so.ught to pass by her.
, Mrs. Sawyer screamed, she said,
and the stranger darted away,
snatching up what appeared to be
a sack filled with odd articles of
clothing and shoes.
Police were called and made a
search of the neighborhood.
W. H. Thompson Will Preside
At Bryan Meeting Monday
William H. Thompson of ' Grand
Island, known in state political cir
cles as "The Little Giant," will pre
side at the W. J. Bryan meeting
to be held jn the Auditorium next
A committee of Lincoln men -is
arranging for a special train from
the capital city for the Omaha meet
ing. It is announced that Mr.
Bryan will discuss profiteering at
the Omaha meeting. Next Monday
noon he will address a joint meet
ing of civic clubs at the Lincoln
Commercial club rooms. He will
be the guest f lienor of the I rev
quois club. Chicago. Saturday night
, ' jj
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"Bayer Cross" to break up your Cold and relieve the Headache,.
Fever, Stuffiness. "
Warning! To get Genuine Aspirin prescribed by physicians for
over 19 years, you must ask for "Bayr Tablets of Aspirin," and
look for the name "Bayer" on the package and on each tablet.
Always say "Bayer." , ,
Each "Bayer package" contains safe and proper directions for
tha relief of Colds also for Headache, .Neuralgia, Toothache
Earache, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuritis and for Pain generally,
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Which is without doubt the most important sale of shoes we have ever anrounced for they are marked
Less Than Regular Prices
Not a single style of -women's and 1 .
children's shoes have been reserved and
the lots include
We need not urge you to come, for
we know you'll instantly recognize the
We do urge early shopping though,
for many groups can scarcely last a day. Hack '
Odd pairs of -women's shoes, in black kid,
button and -lace, kid and cloth top. Very
special yalues at $4.50.
Here is an idea of the ralues :
covered and leather Louis heels, reduced to
$9.95. , r ' .
Women's brown kid lace boots with "welt
seles. Leather Louis heels; wonderful
"Women's shoes of gTay and field mouse kid,
eravanette tops, welt soles, covered heels;
choice at $4.95 a pair.
Choice of our Entire
10 to 20
Off Regular Prices
Women's gray kid lace boots; turn soles,
eoTered Louis heels, less 25; extra geod
values. ; 1
All Skating Boots less 25. , .J . , , , . .
and infants' shoes of the finest quality. Choice fJilbert Polishing Sets, 29,
Ohildrea's Chinchilla and Corduroy Leg- This great assortment includes all children's
gins less 50. ' at 10 to 20 off regular prices. kn assortment of shoe dressing, 19c.
Felt House Slippers, size 2Y2 to 314 at 89c.
Best Grades of Shoe Polish, 8
at 9 a. m.
Sale Is on the
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