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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 25,
Destroyed. Sqys v
4; Officer Citc$Extremtly tow
Prices at .lThich Good Were
Sold Immediately Before '
r ' Fire at Duncan.
-,( Columbus, Neb.,' Nov. 24. Spc;
rial.) Stat Fire Marshal Charles
K. Hartford has completed , an in
vestigation Into tiie ' mysterious. "de
struction by fire Tii the Kozlowski
general merchandise store at - pan
can. Neb., at niidnifht, October; 11.
The fire marshaMn a statement
following examination, of witnesses
at Columbus Monday declares that'
he is satisfied that the Store "..tvas
purposely destroyed.' -lie ststeSf that
he has made a formal complaint to
the county attorney of Platte county.
M'The store was purposely - de
stroyed, after ?most of the stock was.
sold out at a ridiculously low price.
A 15-year-old" elcrk wqss left ' in
charge of the storey our evidence
shows. ; and the proprietor showed
considerable neglect i ' 1 V
, The matter i in the hands of'thV
couftty attorney," the state fire
nfarshal said on his afrivaltjn Nor
folk Monday night. .
State subpoenas.. Were- issued for
Kozlowski anJ.' his lerk, Albert
Nowicki. Five or six other witnesses
were examined. The evidence dis
closed the fact, the state official de
clares.' that woolen sweaters which
cost $4 and $4.50 each .were sold
otit for 50 to 75 cents. Other articles
in the store sold at similar low
prices. Kozlowski declared thathe
was short of funds and. was. selling
at low prices in order . to reduce
his stockin,. :v '. I .
"The facts are,"-Hartford states,
"that the .store sold , at an price
gh-en us by purchaser showed this
to be truelhe store ,waS about to
be. closed -fp by creditors. Thert.it
wa's cwtirely destroyed by fire. It
as in'suredfo. $7,500. ft, was : a
brick af fait and , was one of the
largest stdres in,, the town, but busfc
ness had been' fallingoff. dneto
neglect , We made an investigation
in connection with 125. gallons of
gasoline which originally were stored
in the building. After the'fire, the
tanks were found to be empty.";'----
Former Midland Students ,
n Will Meet at Homecoming
Fremont, Neb.,' Novi 24. (Spe
cial.) ;Turkey day ' wijhoe Home
Coming day tor the former students
of Midland, college. ' The Midland
foot ball squad meet the Wesley an
s Methodists at Fremont,, followed by
a banquet in honor of the foot ball
team in the evening. A program
has been arrahged with several good
f speakers. The eats will be on the
-. regular Thanksgiving plans About
250 grads, former students and busi
ness men of Fremont have heeiTin-
vited to attend and htlp JUidland
Store Bandit, Killed
- By Fremont Police, ,
. v Was Army Deserter
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Frem6nt, Neb., NqylM. (Spe-cia!.)-i-Thef
bandit J.kiried here early
Sunday morning, following the hold
up of the College Boot-store and
the gun battle with the, police, was
Earnest 1 A.' v(5uest, amenjber of
Troop I,'15th CavalrV of Ft Russell
at Cheyenne, Wyo. He deserted that
post somr time', in' October.
In company with pal, . now
sought bvpolicc, the two men en
tered the book store. 909 Nottth Irv
iiig Street, and at the point of a
gun, ' held up and rotbed the --pro
prietor,1 F. A Krumenacher. They
left with about $50. When the po
lice located the gunmen near the
Northwestern , railroad yirds Guest
was shotn the ensuing gun battle." ,4
. The country. has been thoroughly
searched,' but no evidence of the re
mainjng thief hasVbeen found.. A
suit case, bclcm'ging to Guest, was
located At the. lnion Pacific 8tat:'6n4
Containing some''' undewvear ;'and a
gifTi picture supposed to be i the
young man si fianccf.?-' com
manding officer at Ft. , Russell in-
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had .left";' unaccompanied and that
his compaion vas.not likeIy to be
another deserter. '.1 V"
The search has been . carried to
Omaha, where it is "believed thathe
escaped man maty be in' hiding.
Trial and Real
Wife Gets Decree
Couple Live Together Part,
Are Married and Part Her v
Fourth Petition for '
vorce1 Goes Through.
J Having tried both "trial" marriage
marriage and found them
each a failure Mrs. Grace Blum yes
terday secured a decree of divorce
from her , husollnd, John Blum, in
district court. .' t
The lums formerly lived on a
farm near .Springfield, itriw'n south
east of Omaha, "fhis was-during the
"trialmarriage. ' "
Mr. Blum was "tried ' there and
"found wanting" ; in the qualities
which make a gpod, domesticated
Mrs. Blun filed" suit .'in district
court here june 9, 1919v asking a di
vorce. The court granted her an
order restraining John from continu
ing the cruelty and threats which,, she
alleged, he had practiced. ' '
' On June 25 Mrs. Blum came into
cViiir oirri HlimUsrd her Hivorce ac
tion and on the same day they were
married in legal style and went back
to live' happily ever afterward.
But the real marriage didn't suc
cced' either. The bonds of matri
mony weren't strong' enough to hold
them together and on April 7, 1920,
Mrs.. Blum again came into the dis
trict court asking a divorce.
Ootober 24. Mrs. Blum filed her
fourth petition for divorce within 16
this : one "wept
Man Sues for $15,000 ,
Alleged Broken Contract
' Fremont, Neb., - Nov. 24. (Spe
daOCIaude . Wright is suing
for $15,000 damages in the Dodge
county courts frpm C!eb,A. Negus,
whom .he alleges broke a contract
by which he was to sell for Negus
480 acres of Scottsbluffs land, the
deal amounting to $14,400. Wright
alleges that Negus' broke the con
tract, which was made by telegrams,
when he failed to deliver the deeds
for.the land.. He also'acctwes Negus
of violating the terms of the con
tract, by already selling the prop
erty in question to some one else,
thus placing himself in a position
where it is impossible to comply
with the obligations of the contract,
' Melbeta Garage Burns.
; Gering, Neb.,i Nov. 24. (Special.)
The Coad Valley garage at Mel
beta, nine miles east of this plafce,
was-destroyed by fire. R. C. "Will
jams ris the owner of the stock and
b'uilding an the loss, estimated at
$10,00, was not' covered by insur
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Butter and Cream
; Of? Omaha Cafes
, Tested, by State
All Because Leo Stuhr, State
Secretary of Agriculture,
Didn't Like the Cream on
' His Oatmeal.
Leo Stuhr, state secretary' of
agriculture, was in Omaha several
He ordered oatmeal for his break
fast in a downtown restaurant, and
called for abundant cream and sugar.
The cream didn't suit him. It
tasted like it lacked the 18 per cent
butter fat required by,law. j
To Test Them.
He secured sample of cream from
that restaurant and from several
other cafes ahd restaurants.
These he vtook back to Linioln
with him. turning them over to the
chemist for the department with in
structions to test them for the
amount of butter fat..
J. M. Anderson and Thomas
Zacek, representatives oi the state
food department in Omaha, aug
mented his supply of samples to be
tested. k' '
Didn't .Taste Right. j
The result of these test? has not
been secured, as yet. but Mr. Stuhr
yesterday announced . that should
any of them show insufficinet but
ter fat, arrests artd prosecution -will
follow.- ' . '
And all "because the cream of Mr".
Stuhr's oatmeal that- morning in
Onyiha didn't taste just right.
Kearney. Phone Patrons
Oppose Lincoln Hearing
Kearney. Neb.. Nov.. 24. (Spe-cial.)--Patrons,
of the Kearney
Telephone company are indignant
over proposals to raiSf its - rates
without holding a ; hearing , in ' this
city? .The phone company officials
have laid ' their claims before the
state railway "commissio-and ' that
body called a heating, to be held at
Lincoln 'next Friday. .The patrons
are anxious to have this , hearing
transferred to Kearney, in order
that a majority opinion may be ex
pressed and the commission ',be
thoroughly .informed1 before acting.
They have ; requested that the hear
ing "be transferred to Kearney in
stead. Riverside phone patrons, also
affected, voice a like disapproval of
the hearing, plan.
Organizer of Homemakers .
At McCook Resigns Job
McCook, Neb.. ' Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) Miss Mabel Webber, who or
ganized sind has been at the head of
the Red Willow County Horheseek
ers. has resigned to accept a posi
tion in Chehalis county, Washing
ton. bhe will be located at Monte
sano on Gray's Harbor. ' '
Take Up Matter
Of Farm Credit
Farmers Forced to SelJ Prod
ucts at .Very Low Prices,
Says Hitchcock; Urges
Action at Once.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 24.-,
(Special (Telegram) Concerted ac
tion for improvement of the agricul
tural industry is to be takeu by sena
tors from1 Nebraska and other i'gri
rultural states early in the coming
session congress. Senator Hitch
cock and Senator Norris, both have
been givng'the matter much consid
eration and already informal confer
ences have been held 6n the subject.
A formal conference . is ' to be
called by Senator Cummins of Iowa
early in the. coming session of con
gress,' where a definite program of
legislation - will be considered and
outlined. Thet whole matter wlil
probablycome up in connection with
the 'bill to regulate the packing in
dustry 'ntroduccd by Senator Ken
yon of Iowa, .r which is slated for
consideration at the opening of the
sessiop. . . ' ,
"There is no doubt abouv the ser
iousness of the situation confront
ing the farmers," saiJ Sonaior Jlitcli
cock today. "They arc. unable to
obtain proper' creditaud in conse
quence arc being forced to sell their
products at ruiuouslyllow prices.
"Western shiators."ind members
arc going- to hold a formal-conference
at the earliest possible ino
mcnt. in order to ro ovSr the wholo
situation and outline a comprcheu- V
sive program to meet the situation
adequately. The time i propitious
tor it now, because- of the fact that
the senate will have before it ;lu?
so-called Kenyon-Kendfick' bill for
regulation of the packing Industry,
in which botlf fanners and live
stock producers are much inter
ested. "Something shouta tc done
promptly," Senator i. Hitchcock con
tinues,, "so that farmers will not he
at the' mercy of the market when
their products arrive. " As it is now,
shippers are tumble at the time they
make their .initial shipments to know
n advanc; what prices they may ha
able to obtain. The fanner's credit
certainly ought to be improved, and
his market stabilized, and the pur
pose of our conference will be to see
if legislation may bcfr,auiod to that ,
end." - " "'. ' t
Ravenna Woman Dies. .
Ravenna, Neb.. Nov.' 24. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. A. T. Shcllenbarger,
who has been prominent in social
and church life of the conifminitvv
died at her home here. She as a
member of the Methodist church,
and besides her husband, she leaves (
a baby daughter.
Hold Beatrice Couple on '
Charge of Robbing Man
Beatrice, Neb;, Nov. 24 . (p"ccial.)
" "Ern" Darwin was arrested 5 bjr
Sheriff Schiek ort the charge of rob
."'bing George Hatesohl of $140. Ac
cording to the sheriff Darwin took
' Hatesohl to 'west Beatrice, got him
drunk and then rifled his pockets.
The sumdf,$40 was recovered from
Pearl Leland, 17, and she was also
arrested. She states that Darwin
gave her the money. , "
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; John Burrows Appointed
Scotts Dluff County Clerk
Gering. Neb., NoV 24. (Special.)
John W. Burrows? has been , ap-
pointed' county clerk ' to fill the i
, vacancy cauSed byithe resignation
of V. B. Kirkham. ' The new incum- !
bent has been deputy-for over aj
year. The former cleric has become
vice president-of ;tbe First Jsrationa ,
r bank of this city.' .
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Charge Dance Promoter
Wrote; Worthless .Checks
Beatrice. Neb..: Nov;, 24. (Spe
cial.) C. A. Hibbard, who has.hcen
conducting community, danc,eslere
the past few. weeks, was arrested- in
Lincoln 6nt$f charge of writing
two worthless cheeks in this city,
one for $27 and the other for $90.
, Remove Oil Rigging.
: Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 24. (Spe
. cial.) The equipment of the Hol-dvege-
Oil ' company, which secured
bases on about 50,000 acres of land
i Gage county,, has been removed.
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Fined on Liquor harge
. McCook, Neb?. Nov.' 24.4-(Spe-.-5cial.J
William Farrcll of LeWnon
' - was fined $200 for having W his
. , possession a quantity of intoxicating
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Living Room Fugiiteie
Complete Suites as Well as
Single Pieces Reduced to
, Roek Bottom Prices. ; -
-If you need any new furniture
in your home for the holidays
now is the time to buy, as the
Union Outfitting Company is of
fering ' special , reductions on
laving i Room Furniture this
There are complete suites as
well as single pieces that you
will be croud to own, as "honest
quality is more than a slogan
at this store; beauty of design,
grace and refinement marking
every piece ot lurnitnre shown. .
. Tou will find many desirable
pieces of furniture in oaki ma-
hoeany or walnut; and, as usual,
you have the advantage of "easy-
Jo-pay" - terms. Advertisement.
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1 514-2 1 DOUGLAS STREET
. Greatest Sale
in the History of
.) a Mrm
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Just think of it, six weeks in achance, owin to the uncertainty of market condi-
,r tions we are sacrificing our entire stock Now instead of waiting until Jattuary, giv'
ing the customers the henef it iof : the seaso n wear This, without a doubt", is the
t .greatest money-saving event offered for years. Not one garment reserved. .
From Our Regular
When we offer a discount like this from our regular low prices, you are buying'
bargains-f or less than cost. .'This is our lo 3S, your gain. The more you buy, the more
you save. ".' ; ' - v,;
Evei Garment Marked in Plain Figures
You deduct your own discount every gar ment is the Parisian high standard stock
no special purchase or job lots. ' - .
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We Are Not Qiioting Prices, But
Every one knows that our prices are lower than any store in the city.' So -
we urge you to maKe eany selection irom our complete stock at off. nv ,
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