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r Lost in Senate
Senator Duttou s Fprtyne With
Fifty' Welfare. LegwlaV "I
lion Taken Up. ,
'Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.) Sen
ator Dutton's voluminous bills kept
ihc senate busily, engaged most of
the morning tbday, but after grinding
out a big grist in Xha committee of
the whole the' tipper branch adjourn
ed unti! tomorrow maiming at 10.
The senate kept jts-Tiands strictiy
off Philippine independence by post
poning in the committee of the
whole Dutton's resolution memorial
izing congress on behalf of the case.
The motion to advance it to third
leading did not even get a. second.
Senate DuttonJs other resolution,
S. F. 23, memorializing congress to
ctinnnrt the. St. Lawrence tidewaterfanrrerl.
program, had better luck, having
been unanimously passed to third
) Measure Lost.
Senator Dutton's fortune was only
about "50-50," however, for in the
same committee of the whole he lost
his pet measure, S. F. 37, originally
forbidding the photographing by po-1
lice officials of any person beforrl
Tie Was convicted, and forbidding
.nhird-degree methods with a penalty
The senator from Custer had a lit-
tie better luck with S. F. 24, his
bill requiring-the support of Senator
' Cronin and a motion to postpone
' V was lost bv the; narrow margin of
, 14 to 13. So it went to the-general
'-- -Statutory Offenses. i
. ' A child welfare bill relating:- to
' statutory offenses, (S. F. 87), was
roughed up a Dit Detore tne commit
' " "tee of the ivhole let it jgo to third
reading. ' j
- The original bill applied only to
those oyer 18, on the ground that
the crime- under tnat age woia ne
taken care of in another act forbid
ding marriages under 18 years of
v j . Amendment to Cut Age.
, , i Arguing that the senate did not
want contingent legislation, Wiltse
" . i 1 I 1 . A. .
. mtrouuecu an aiiicnunicm tu tui iui
I the .age, and it carried, i -,
Another amendment was one by
" Senator Beebe,-who proposed to rc
" , duce the penalty, from life to not
- -y. less man i) years, conicnainn iiwi
b' with a life penalty it would be irn
vpossible to get convictions. ' . The
present' law v fixe? the penalty at
. "not more than 20 years." The bill
. then went to third reaeung.
-. S. "F. 94, a child welfare measure
providing for the care of expectant
mothers at Milford. was referred back
the committee when' it was fpnnd
that the bill made no provision for
the expenses of commitment. -
'ynit'iiuuicms were aisu ucntu uu
' ' S. F. 86, a bill modifying and mak-
jing more stringent the present rape
' . la w before) it was sent to third
'. readin One amendment restored
'"" the present requirement that theT
"" ,N victim shall haye been previously
charste. and the other reduced the
, , . 4lat life term to a minimum of- 10
years and up to life,
- Bills to Third Reading.
' - Other bills' advanced to third
rading were: r -V
, 'S. F. 10, Hoagland To take irriga
tion matters out of the hands of the
Nebraska railway commissicni.
' S. F.60, Good Potato Growers'
grading rules. '..
S. F. 71. Beebe Giving trustees
in incorporated towns under l.UOQ
population $50 a year by statute
they now get nothing and allow
ing the salaries of other officials to
v I' fixed by ordinance with the follow-
' j mg maximums: clerk, $JtW; attorney,
,'" $400; marshalM75 a month; over
seers, $4 a day. The present flat
salary fixed by statute for these of-
fices is: clerk, $100; attorney, J150;
marshal. $25 a monfti, . "and ,over
. a seers, $2 a day.
Senator Norval presented a peti
v tion from Milford with 47 signers.
I - protecting against S. F.,78, the movie
; censorship bill of the children's
4 code, commission. 1
Would Lower Ice Cream.
Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Spe.cial.)-
,S' Butterfat . requirements" in ice cream J
cut lromH to s per cciu unaer
provisions"of a bill introduced in' the
s'. lower house by Representatives
" George Dyball of Omaha and C. E.
Leftwich of Howard. The Mine, bill
. provides for butterfat reduction in
' . fruit cream from 13 per cent to 8 per
, cent. : - V'
"The eflactment; of this bill would
s have a. 'tendency to reduce the price
- - of ice cream," . Dyball declared.
The authors further assert that by
, u. reducing the price, if it is reduced,
through the cutting- down of the re
1 " quifements.'a better market will be
h afforded the dairying industry.
v. . Proposes to Authorize City
Tax for Publicity Purpose
-' " 'Tiilrolll Ia. 25.-t-( Special Tole- ballots ejiial to 10 per cent of the num
' '- ",t d ' Xlllir nflb" t official ballots furnished. Ellml-
V i'gram.) Representative I!.alar 01 nates provision for guard rail in front of
x V -ir0w'cn4)owcriii cities to levy a
ri-r nnt fo clceed one-tenth of 1 per
cent of ihe assessed valuation or
publicity purposes. ' The money
raised may -be turned into the
. Chamber of Commerce or any other
. ' commercial organization for em
ptoment of a city publicity agent
to exploit maniifacturiirg, wholesale,
v rtUil and agricultural . projects in
.'the city and vicijyty. . j -J - .' , "
' ' .-. -h ' - j K:' . ; ;.; ,, r
' Probe of Secretaries Is
5 Delayed by Fight in House
JT. Liueoln, Jan. 25.-( Special) The
j-tow otr the Byrun'i ' anticode secrT
-Mary bill interferred writh the-work
of .the"; special joint ' investigation
'I conimitte'e which is probing' charges
' against the secretaries. , The com
; mittee, which, rested all of : last
' 1 week, resumed - W activities this
, afternoon only to-" be interrupted
. wheu the news reached members
;" of .the row;itt the Jowerhouse. The
j ' next meeting of the committee will
beheld at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.
' . For Colds, Grip or Influenza
nd a Preventive. taKe tlRO'K-S l.axa'llve
f'BROMO QflNIKB TsBlets'. The- genuine
l.rara th signature of B. W. Srov. tile
.Mir l-eWjfet tir.V.UVW nc. auv.
Woman ySeeks Parents
Last Seen 35 Years Ago
Thirty-five ' years v lae
Demorest, 4, with her four brothers
and- sisters, '.was' placed in ' the
otfchans hone in. Lincoln.
She had bee born in Omaha, but
her parents , became embroiled in
marital difficulties ana were,, ai-.
j From thp orphans' home, the little
family of children was soon sep-
arated, being given into ainereni
hnmpR. . A. v.
Sines then. Mae h5"s jnade efforts
to locate the scafterea "members of
,her family and has succeeded m
finding' her brothers and sisters, but
not her parents. -
She has married and has a family
ofMier own. She is now Mrs. Mae
Aylsworth of Camillus N. Y., and
has appealed to The Bee to aid her
in finding her parej)ts.-
The picture shtfws Mrs. Ayls
worth and Jier oldest daughter.
New House Bills
If; R. 244, Moselfy Fixing rnilary ct
Lancaster counly phytlcUn at 11,800 a
?ar. " ,
H. R. 24S, Drueaedow, MlcUfjr anil
I.ynn Providing for the compulsory In
veatment ot not leaa than H per cent of
tha reserves growing out of Insurance on
the Uvea of people of Nebraska by com
panies domiciled in other states, in Nm
traska securltlss and defining the na
ture of securities and providing for their
deposit with the state auditor.
H. R. 246, Sommerlad Amendlag the
liw relating to bonds and indebtedness of
towns and municipalities and providing
that the stite treasurer shall be stale
fiscal agent eliminating from the biw a'
proviso that the county treauior hi!l
be county flacal agent Emergent?
H. H. 247 Good Providing that in-.the
election of boards of managers for co
operative associations each member shall
vote the number of shares he owns or be
represented by only one vote as the ar
ticles - of Incorporation may rrovide.
' H. R. 248, Hoare. Providing that regis
ter of deeds in counties of less thun
25,000 shall receive $1,500 a year; from
2000 to O.OOO, 12,000, ,nd above 60.000,
I2.S00 a year. , Requires quarterly repom
and quarterly -payment of salary. Pro
hibits him under any clreiiunstanres from
retaining any fees. Provides ftiso thai
county board shall furnish oecessary sup
plies and assistance. Emergency.
H. R. 249, Randall Amending the law
relating to the weight of contributory
rcgllgence as evidence when introduced
In trials of damage asee.
H. R. 260. Randalt To abolisN the de
fense of assumption of risk in all ac
tions fo wrongful death and for m
Jurtes to person or property.
H. R. ttl, Kpperson, Johnson and Lill
strbm. Abolishes the party circles at elec
tions and provides that at the top of the
election ballot shall be printed merely the
words, "official party candidate ballot.'1'
Provides for separate spaces for national,
state, -county and precinct officers. Upon
another and separate ballots to be labeled
"official proposal ballot," shall be printed
all initiated acts, constitutional amend
ments, all referred laWs and parts of laws
and all measures submitted to the vote of
the county, township and precinct only.
H. H. 252, Kendall. Providing that U
the option of the county board the county
assessor instead of trie county clerk shall
nompUe Uie annual tax list, act as a
btireau of information on all matters of
taxation and Issue all motor vehicle li
censes. Also provides for fixing ot salaries
of county assessors.1
H. R. 26S; Bowman. Providing that the.
university resents may loan, rent or sell
to students or employes any text books
and reference works.
H. R. 254, J. R.ld Green. Providing
ht street railways Derating one-man
cars shall equip each ear with a glassi
faced wall cabinet containing an ax lor
use in emergency. t ,
H. R. 265, J. Reld ('Green. Providing
for a registration fee of $1 In cases of
transfer of motor vehicles.
H. R. 256, IjancaMer delegation.
Amending the law U-elatlng to estrays,
reglstrjr of bonds. Issuing certificates of
election, feesi for recording deeds, filing
conditional sales, contracts and leases, reg
istration of embalmers, nurses and osteo
paths certificates. s
,H. -K. 257, Moseley. Providing that !n
each city or vlllaga within an eleotloa
precinct having 1,000 inhabitants or more,
there shall -fee elected "a Justice of Ihe
Ph"R. 258, Mosoley. A Joint resolution
amending Xhe state constitution relating
to legislative dtotrlct apportionment, by
adding that at the first regular session
following each United "States census but
at no other time, the legislature may ap
portion the representatives and senators
nrrtinar to tha. number of inhabitants,
1-excludinaT Hhe slRna and members of the
army and navy, and inn 'l f,""
what Is known the proportional rep
resentation ballot. .
II. R. 26, Moseley. Repealing the law
nrovldina for separate ballots and ballot
I boxes fop female electors.
r H. R. 260, Moseley. Providing that In
counties between 60,000 ana igu.uirw. coun
ty board shall appropriate not to exceed
1.1,000 for aid of UieTounty agricultural
H. R. Ml, Reneker Changes section
ini rtlviulnn-n of the code law to conform
with act of lfl creating county boards
of health and presonmng ineir
under rules and regulations of the pub
lic welfare department.
H.' R. 262, Lancaster Delegation Bill
of 18 typewritten pages, with title cover
ing three pages, containing sundry amend
ments to election laws. Removes sex dis
qualification of women under partial suf
frage law 127. rrovioea ior appoint
m.ni Af rilntrfct road overseers. Ellrhi
nates counting boards at elections In all
nrcpinct havin less than 200 voters, and
reduces number of Judges on such boards
from three to two, allows any tnira party
polling one-tenth of the total vote at
previous eleotton one Judge on the count
inn board. Authorises district court clerk
to- file complaint against any Judge or
clerk of election board who refuses or falls
to served Eliminates Ji per day provision
for Judges and clerks of election boards in
flBHt-class cities, sugntiy reauces nmxi-
Eliminates blank lines, for wrUing in
Uumrs of presidential and vice pres,-
acntlsl cflnauiates. nouces srzf ot ipe
fur printing names of all candidates. Al
lows rou sty or city clerk to print sample
election boorlis. Requires oue booth for
each 7& voters, instead of each 9ft. as st
present. Allows -creation of voting dis
trls with more than 300 voters. Requires
county canvassing board to record-votes
by man In a special poll book and to add
the total of such votes ss If they were
cast In a sepnrate precinct. Cuts out
sec:l exemption for Douglas county al
lowing votes to counted between a. m.
and p.-- in. In a nonpublic manner. Re
peals provision requiring election boards
to make duplicate apses led returns to tho
county clerk on'an official ballot. Sun
dry other amendments ot a oilnor char
11. R. 263, Frazler Requires school board,
in districts, having 200 or more pupils
enrolled to provide transportation - for
those living oneVand three-fourths miles
or more from school. Emergency. .
H. It. 264. Rank Requires automobile
drivers to bring their vehicles to a full
stop at railroad crossings, and to stop,
k-ok and liaten before venturing across.
Penalty, 16 -fine ' and ' Imprisonment in
Case of default.- - .-j
H. R. m, GoodAllows counties, cities,
clival districts and ' other subdivisions
to Issue bonds bearing t per ceat Interait,
payable at any bank In the Vnlted States,
for- terms ; .not exceeding 20 years.
Emergency., ! -
H. R. 266, Good Authorises Ihe gov
crnor to appejnt three persons ss a spe
cial, commission to study the state laws
Itvvcrning public bonded indebtedness" and
report thereon with recommendation for
xpcnsea anil eecretnry to be employed for
not more than ll.oon satar Appropria
tion of I1.5U0. Kmergency.
II. R. 267. Hoajie Stiffens up the pres
ent farclul "torrupt practk-es" , law. Re
quires candidates to reportefll expenses
of every knel. and retains present limit
on 'amounts which may be spent
K. U. 2, Ssndqutst Prohibits msnu
facture, sale, giving -away or possession
of psyote, .niastui, or anliulonium, eicpt
To Aid Farmers
Planto" Have Every Family
Buy Small Quantity of
Gram Endorsed l)y Re v
f Jailers Body.
National ConM.earVeck, a plan
whereby, farmers of Nebraska . and
ether coVn states may hid a market
for their surplus stores of corn, was
pr6ifoed at the afternoon sesion of
the Federation of Nebraska Retail
eris yesterday by F. N S. Penny, a
young merchaht of Fullerton. Neb.
"When the NewYork -tailor is
laid off, he- doesn't stop to thirik the-l
reason he lost his job was because
Nebraska -farmer and their ' sons
were unable to buy 'new suits on ac
count of the scarcity of money, And
he doesn't stop to think that the
scarcity of mone is due to the low
price received forcorn,j' Mr. Penny
said. ' ' i
' . Would Create Market. .
"If some plan could be devised
whereby every family in the. United
States could be induced to buy two
pounds of corn meal during one week
m March, it would create-a market
for the present surplus corn crop,
cow lying idle in the farmers'- bins,
and furnish the farmer a market and
an opportunity to dispose of his corn,
insuring him against a total loss.
V'l nav been WS'ng my customers
to buy corn meal for wcess,
"It is nutritious, economical i and i
many palatable edibles can be rnadel Iation witHfe told by Mr. Garv
from it. I have meal ground for 30 , f Thursday of this week before del
cents a: bushel and' sell it for two I e tes t0 the FeJeration of Ne-
cents a. ppunri. j' nave soia nunareaa
ot potrnos.. it every mcrcnanr m
iNeorasKa wouia ao tne same tnmg.
Uie Nebraska farmer would be aided
'in his present positfon. , '
"If the NeHraska retailers cold
put the rft6ve up to the national
Body and have it help put the move
across nationally, .one weeic ot corn
meal buying would solve the excess
corn supply dilemma," the speaker
The plan was endorsed and heart
ily .applauded by the retailers. A
committee to plan for a Corn Meal
Week will be' appointed by Presi
dent Anderson of the state federation.
This committee will plan tp put the
move over(as a national proposition.
Would Require Motorists
.To Stop at Crossings
JLincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.)
Motorists would be forced to , stop,
look and listen (bcfore driving over
railwjy crossings under 'a bill in
troduced, in the lower house by Rep
resentative W. W. Rank ,ofx Grand
Island. v j !
New Senate Bills
' B.' F. 60, Ulrieh Farm labor lien on
S. f. 151 Regulates probating cf wills.
S. F. 152, Educational Committee
School tuition to be based on prorated
actual cost instead of present flat rate of
7t'etis a week.
8. F 163. educational Committee
Uniform accounting system for school
4lstrlcts having more than 100 pupils.
S. F. 154. Berka and Croper Author
izes Increase of Omaha district, judges
from seven to nine and Lancaster from
three to four
- S. P". 155, Berka Requires foreign con
suls to be notified when estates whoso
heirs may he foreign nationals are to be
S. F. 166. Conper fertnHa free passes
on railroads and street cars to indigent
persona and persons giving their whole
time to charity work or charity Insti
8. F. 157, Cooper-rProvides for two Jufc.
flees of the poace and tv.o polks mag
istrates in Omaha.. . "
S. F. IS. SaundVs and Robblns Per
mits metropolitan cities and cities of
first and seronl -; class to condemn
ground, vote bonds and regulate charges
tor municipal tatlon fiMds. ,
S. F. U, Good Licensing ! mer
chant who sell farm products by state
deoartment fff agriculture.
, S. F. 160. Norval Incorporates English
language amendment ta state constitution
into the statutes, and repeals chapter 24S
of the session laws of HIP
S. F. 161, Dutton Requires banks be
depositories for township fund. .
8. F. 162, wiltse Amends statute ol
countv attorneys' salaries. V
8. F. 163, Toagland Amends law fix
Ing penalty foij perjury,
S. F. 164. ftaijdaU-Sanetlona 10-cen
c-xchsnee rate on hank dfaftar
S. F. ifi5.' Randall Gives three days 0,
grace to DanKs wnose ararts are netd up
and presented at one time, for mallcloua
S. F. 166. Bfown 3rovldes for-a lien
rti automobiles. Implement.il vehiflles and
horses or .mules to pay f-r repoljr w"orl:
S. F. 167 terown, by Request t'.equires
counUr hignway "cTJmmlssic ners to clear
snow blocking state and" county high
ways within three days, the cos's to te
charged to the township road dragging
fund. Property owners on othur roads
are made responsible, for the t)st of
deriving them. ' -
S. F. 168. Humohrey'and Nnrval. Re
quires oath Mf allegiance to America of
school Instructor's and officials, and makes
state superintendent administrator of) the
law. . i .
S. F. 165, Anderson.- Authorises In-'
corporation of state, bodies of lawyers,
divinity students, doctors, architects and
engineers and army and navy organiza
tions. .. . - v
8. F. 170. Anderson Bars claims against
estates which, have been In probate court
one year.x '
S.- F. 171. Good. Provides for munici
pal court in cities down to 6,000 and be
low 7,000 population; makes salary of
judge $1,200 with city clerk the clerk of
the court. The salary of thp judge lu
ether lnstsnces to S2,O0.
8.. F. 172, Warner: Forbids temporary
riermifto tractor agencies before prelim
nary tests under tractor law have been
made y University it Nebraska..-
bv chemists and pharmacists, for pro
gressions I purposes.' Penalty $100 fine for
; first offense, and - one yearn penlten
j tlary for icond offense. Kmergency.
(inienaeii 10 ureaK up prejiiaiit omrui-B
among Jndlans on governntent nw.rt-i-tions.)
. i; ,
H. R. ii6, Jlorian Provides' for spe
nlal levjby schtsl districts to. pay tui
tion for resident trplls who stfend other
districts.' Fhtes tates of tuition at 75 cents
tier weekrup to and including the fourth
grade and 11.23 above 'that grade.
fciPHirgenry. ' s - .
11. R. 270 Bock Credits counly gener
al fund with nil money derived front in
terest or penalty on delinquent -taxes col
lected fop county, school, township and
municipal fujiss. Provides for payment
of iall fees mi -frollectfon of uch faxes
out V of the county general fund.
H. H. 271. - Andecson (K'iy.1) Gives
county judgo exclusive authority td desig
nate newspapers for publication of legal
notices, but requires him to destJnato
a paper wfflch will 'he - most llksly to
bring the notice to theSattentloo of pet
(Sons interested. .-,
ri. it, si:, I'yuati sno i.ertwicn Heauopg
butter fat ropuirement for 100 per cent
ensm from It to 8 percent, and of fruit
cream from 12 to 6 per cent .-Emergency,
J) l:z ton
& Supply Co.
" ' Dialer ia Good Coal.
0ou(. 0530. PUf . 053?.
Does City Business
Thirty-one years ago, the Graver
store at Strasburg, O., did an an
nual business of $10,000 in the town
whose population was then 180.
Today the department store con
ducted by C. A. Garver in Strasburg
does an annual business approximate
How new ideas ;ii an un-to-date
advertising campaign built up ttifrl
business to its present size in a
ii,h ,i,:-t, -v r.r:.., a ov ;.,
braska Retailers in convention at
the HoteL Rome.,
Prayers Asked "
Eor Bread Bill
Omalia Representative Wants
Standard Loaf to Pro
Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.)-
Onjahans in repeating 'the Lord's
prayer during the present legislative
session are asked by Representative
Ed A. Smith of Omaha to amend
one section so it will "read":
"Oh Lord give us "this day our
'.daily bread, but give it to us by the
p For, according to Smith, if his bill
providing) for the" sale of bread by
the pound or -By the fraction of the
pound passes Omahans will get
cheaper bread and-will know exact
ly how much they are getting for
their mony. - Here is the Smith ex
planation of his bill, 'House Roll
No. 24: ' y
"Fifteen-cent loaves now range in
weight from 18 ounces to 24 ounces.
If this bill becomes a law the
loaves must all weigh-24 ounces $md
the baker can charge wl.at he wants.
."It he does charge more the con
sumer will at least know what weight
he is getting and the quality will fix
the price. Many bakers are now giv
ing a 24-ounce loaf for 15 dents and
if the others increase their price 6n
account of the loaf we will hae real
competition." l -
, . x
Propose Budget System in
Fixing County Officers' Pay
' Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special ) An
attempt to provide legislation so the
fixing of salaries of m nor Douglas
county officers, will not harass and
worry legislatures in the future may
be made at this session, according
to discussion by Omaha representa
tives in ,LincoliCr'TheV propose to
put in a bill whicywould force heads
f county offices to wo"rk on bud
gets providing a certain sum .for
clerk hire and thus take away tl.e
trouble tha is occasioned every
yearwhen the lesser officers demand
increases which can 'only he ar
ranged thrrich legislative channels.
Free Tuition Bill Rushed
Through House, and Senate
. Lincoln, an. 25. ((Special.)
Children of legislators may attend
the Lincoln public schools without
having to pay tuition, as a result of
a bill, VH. R. No. 117, which was
rushed through the house and senate
today andkwent to the governor for
signature, carrying ( an emergency
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WEDNESDAY. .TANUAHY 2G, 1921.
Four Child Welfare
Bills Pass, to Third'
Reading in Senate
' Lincoln. Tan. 25. (Special) The
stnte senate showed a general dis
position today to approve the work
of the children's code commission,
which has prepared S3 bills cover
ing the subject of child welfare. .
The first four measure proposed
bv the commission were advanced
to third reading in the committee
of the whole witnout a discussion,
Thev were: N ' '
S. F. 80. Reyuiring court to make spe
i ltil Investigation In divorce acttonsfliere
tire rights of minor children were Invblyud,
this Investigation to be made by the
county public welfare official. Passed tl
, n A
8. F. SI. Extending age limit of old
child-stealing law from 10 to 1 years,
Pa.orl at tn II. I
T S. F. 83. Kxtendlng age. limit of law
covering mistreating and uoanaonma
children from 11 to 1 years. Passed 31
S. F. 83. Includes Illegitimate children
In wife and child abandonment law, and
makes three months' desertion presumptive
evidence of abandonment. Passed as to u.
In the balloting of S. F, 80. Sena
tors Wiltse and Cronin, while voting
"ves. expressed the hope that m4he
house the measure would be amendJ
ed to let the judge make his mves
tigation as he might sce(fit.-j ,
Afternoon Count in
Lincoln, Jam 25.- (Special.)
Datrglas county election boards may
count the. votes of their preciifcts
lietween 2 and 5 o'cWk the after
noon of election day, theame as I
is now permuted in oincr counties
of the state, if the legislature ap
proves a bill introduced by the Lan
caster counly delegation. The law
requires the count to be secret. It
is designed to .expedite the tabular
The bill. 18 pages in length-H
makes manv changes .in the elec
tion laifcs. It carries out the women
suffrage provision of the constitu
tion, nrovides for- appointment in
stead of election judges from three
to two in nrecincts with less than
200 voters, allows, any party polling
one-tenth of the vote at a previous
election one jurge on the counting
board, require "an election booth
for everv 75 voters instead of 50 and
authorizes the district court clerk to
file complaint against any citizen Re
fusing to serve as an election, of
ficial. Wants Commission to Study
Bonded Indebtedness Law
Lincoln. Tan. 25. (Special.) A
two-year analysis' to study and ' pre
pare amendments to the itate law
governing bonded indebtedness is
provided for in a bill x intro
duced in the lower .house py
Representative Ellis- E. Good
of, Peru. Good m his" measure would
authorize the governor to appoint a
special commission of three per
sons to study these laws during the
next two years and report, its find
ings and recommendations at tjie
1923 session of tne Nebraska lcv
Japan's production of crude pe
troleum has declined steadily since.
1916,' last year's output being orvjy
about one-half of one per cent of
the world's supply.
. Dance Music, $1.25 Each
Spanish Eyes Fojt Trot. ' (
That Dreamy Wlti Waltz.
Humming Fox Trot. '
Ohio One SteV. v
Ile of ParadUe Walt. .
I Want to Go Wher the1 Sweet Daddiei
Grow One Step.
Just Snap Your Fingers at Care Fox
Trot. - '
Grievint; For You Fox Trot. -
I'm Lonetome Little Raindrop Fox,
Trot. v -
nuggy Ridintr Fox Trot.
Caretrea Fox Trot. iv '
In the Dunk Fox Trot. .
Marimba Fox Trot. ,
On Pennacola Bay Walti.
Rio Grande WalU.
Rockabve-Lullabye Mammy---Fox Trt
Rose Fox Troi?--
'' Hymns and Ballads,
From 75c to $1.25 Each
Bells of St. Mnryu, Ballad.
, Ppautiful Isle of Somewhere Hymn.
Nearer My God to Thee Hymn, 75e.
The Holy City Hynul-f 1.00.,
Onward Christian ij)dieri. "
Late Mel-o-Dee Favorites
Strut Miss TJjile Fox Trot. '-.'.
June yoV Trot.
Kiss a Mis W!U. .
DrHng-Fox Trot. -
Avalon Fox Trot.-
Allc'e Blue Gown Ballad.
Japanese Sandman Fox Trot. .. f
I.ove Nest Fox Trot.
My Little Bimbo One Step.
Tired of Me Ballad.
Tell Me, Little "Gypsy Fox Trot.
1807 Farnara St.O'
$10,000 in Loor
Still Is Found
York Man Confesses to Steal
ing Merchandise,' Cached in
Rooming House, From Sev
eral Nebraska Towns.
Discovery of a still by the police
at 201a Popplcton avenue" Monday
night Ilea to tne uncovering -01 a
cache of loot, valued at $10,000, at
2104 Harney street, where Mrs. Hat
tie Pearson manages a rooming
house. The loot was packed in six
large boxes and is said by police to
have been stolen in small towns of
this state. - - . ' c '
Joe Holoubek, who was arrested
at the Foppleton avenue house, con
fessed to the police, stating that an
automobile which was used to haul
the loot could be found at Sixty-first
and L streets, South' Sid.
. According to Sheriff I. C. Miller
lot York, Neb.. Joe Holoubek and a
brother, A. L. Holoubek, are wanted
for alleged complicity in store rob.
beries at York, Exeter, Osceola and
Fairmont. Miss Elsie Rogers is
held in -connection with the finding
of the still ih the Poppleton avenue
house which is occupied by J. T.
John Heloubek, another brotheris
said 'to be held by the Lincoln
police, charged with complicity.
Hearing on Muny Light Bill
Set-for 4:30 This Afternoon
Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special Tele'
gram.) k Representative Robert
Druesedow of Omaha, chairman of
the committee o( cities and towns,
stated tonight that a hearing 'on
house roll -No. 1 would be held at
4:30 Thursday without fail. This
measure would give the, Metropolitan
water district power to negotiate an I
election for a municipal light bill.
The meeting will be held on the
floor of the lower house to insure
rroom for th6 large number of inter
ested Omaha people. v !
Man Falls From Ladder;
Wrist and Ribe. Broken
Nebraska City, Neb.f Jan.
SneHal.W Milton Kreifels, a resi
dent ot Paul, a village souin 01 nerc,
was seriouslv iniured when a ladder
which. he was flsirtg to Uke chickens
from a tree slipped and he felLacrpss
wagon wheel, breaking nis icit
wrist and several ribs. It is said his
Injuries are quite serious. N ' , k
Legion Names Officers
Genoa, Neb.. Jan. 25. (Special.)
.The "Edward H. Larson post No.
144. has elected the following officers
fdr. the ensuing yeart Ror W.
Bruce, commander; L. O. "Fitch, vice
commander; C. M. Stenberg, ad
jutant and finance officer; executive
committee. L. v. Williams, u j
Lattson and D. P. Hill. '
Sale of Black
UilC C 11 Utli W V-A. V. VAXMM
able black trimmings are
offered Wednesday at im
portant reductions in
price; - .
' - Center Aule -Main Floor
Silk and Wool
Stretton and Carter suits,
three styles. Suits sold
up to $10. ' ,l
Shirting and "Wrapper pei
cale (36-inch),' attractive
patterns on blue, gray and
light grounds. Exceptional
qualities for 28c a yard.
Second Floor 1
Johnson County Frm
Bureau , Membership
.. Drive Half Finished
Tecumseh, Neb., Jan. 25. (5pe-cial.)-x-The
drive ior nienibership in
the Johnson County Farm bureau
is half completed. Of the nine pre
cincts two have not been' visited at
all and the others are but halt can
vassed.! County Agent J. F. Fur
baugh report satisfactory work up
to date, and lie says the state organ
izer. 1. A. Crawford, who is in
chargc,bclieves 500 new members
should be secured before the drive
The drive opened with speaking at
Te.cuniseh by prominent farm bu
reau workers, including Eugene Sul
livan of Iowa, L. J.1 Frisby and Miss
Stella Matters of the agricultural de
partment of the state university and
Taking advantage- of the arrange
ments for the farm bureau drive
Nonpartisan league workers came
into the. county the first-day snd
through an organized effort tried to
cover the count in a week, but were
handicapped in the bad roads. Out
side of two orechicts. they do. not re
port a woifyerful deyec of succes.sj
Drug Store at Madison -
Badly Damaged by Fire
Madison, Neli., Jan. 25. (Special
Telegram.) Fire in the L. A. John
son drug store damaged the build
ing, stock and fixtures t the amount
of several thousand"dollars. The
blaze, which started from the stove,
was discovered by A. S. Mittcr, re
siding inv adjoining " building. Al
though the fire had progressed con
ciHorahlvJ owinp- to the high wind,
the fire company soon had it under
control. Stock and fixtures were in
BUMd for $6,000. The building ;s
owifed by Walter Planck. ..V
V Night at Vero; Plays Golf
Vero. Fla.. Jan. 25. The house
boat ' Victoria, bearing president
elect Haiding on his vacation trip
anchored off here tonight-lifter an
ftthrr. dav of sailing down the In
dian river.- She will continue tier
journey tomorrow and may reach
Talm Beach by night. ..."
wToday S run- wascompieiea in urat
to permit the president-elect to play
Kolf at the vero nnns- ana wkc
surf bath.- Mr. Harding was wel-
corned at the. golf club by members
of the Ohio winter colony.
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European Relief vDrive to "
Be Carried oit;by Phone
Columbus, Neb., Jan. 25.-i(Sper
cial.) The ctmpaigrT for contribu-J
tions to the relief fund for children
6f central Europe will be conducted,
this week, in the rural district of the
countv bv telephone. Parties who
are taking interest in the campaign
will oe given a nsi oi names ui
farmers in their respective vicinity
whom they are to call by phone for
donations of cash or corn.
Bee Want Ads Are Best Business
Clearance Sale Prices on
Thompson-Bel den Oarmentf
' ... .
.Oif January sales .of ready-to-wear
apparel are proving
, the wisdom of buying qual--!
;j ity at a saving.
:, All suits and asplendid selec
tion of both fur-trimmed and
plain tailored models remain.
'Handsome wraps. Dresses for
both daytime nnxd evening.
" And separate skirts and
blouses complete the showing.
All at .Reductions, That Make
Their Purchase an Economtj
Wednesday Linen Sales
$15 heavy linen napkins, $10 a dozen.
$2.25 hemstitched linen hack towels, $1.50.
50c unbleached linen crash, 39c a yard.
75c heavy bleached linen crash, 50c a yard.
65c heavy bleached Turkish towels, 35c.
30c hemmed huck towels, 19c each.
20c hemmed huck towels,. 12 ic each.
10c Turkish wash cloths: foe 7c; each. ,
v All of Our Fancy Linens
Are Jysf HALF PRICE
$1.75 Silk Lisle
A mPflinm wwVht full fashioned black
-silkJIsle with garter tops anl double soles. . i
A particularly serviceable, elastic quality . '
- exactly suited to this season of the year.
Regularly . $1.7k, Wednesday ,75c a Pair.
'..'. - Center Aitle Mein Floor.
Man Who Preadied
At Marion Talks
Minister Who Occupied Pul. r
pit at Harding's Invitation
Dr.-. Charles A. BrooksV secretary
of tke American Baptist Home Mis
sion society, spoke on "Spiritual
Consequences of Peace" at the open
ing of the regional missionary con
ference of tm northern 15antisi
fchurch Monday night. He- declared
the moral devastation of Lurope 1
the worse far than the physical, lit
spent more than it year iu Europt
since the war.
Dr. Brooks occupied the pulpit ii:
the Trinity Baptist church in
Marion, O., two weeks ago at the
invitation of President-elect Harding,
who; after the meeting, assured him
of the coinciding of their views.
Mrs. Lucy W. Peabody of New
York also spoke Monday niuht on
"Women's Work in Foreign Fields."
The conference, which is under the
auspices of the general board of pro
motion of thev northern Baptist
church, is expected "To stimulate the
completion of the new world move
ment to raise $100,p00,000, of whiclw'
$70,000,000 is raised.
Nebraska Is Ranked Third
, As Grain Producing State
Nebraska ranked third as a grain
producing state last year, with a totai
of 410,194,000 bushels of grain, ac
cording to statistics compiled by A
B. Anderson from the final report
of the bureau oNcrop estimates for'
1920. The grains included are corn, ,
wheat, oats, barley and ije.v Iowa
leads with 72558,000 bushels and'"
Illinois ranks second with506,144.
000 bushels. Kansas is fourth, with V
a tnfal nf .Vtf 287 000 bushels and U
followed in order by Minnesota, 1",,
diana. Missouri, XJhio, ioutli uaicoia
Better Merchandising Is
Electric Show Keynote
Better merchandising shows of
the Westinghduse Electric company
are being held in the Hotel ron-
tenelle today. The shows are an
actual demonstration of merchandis
ing methods, including window dis
plays, advertising, -tore arrange
ment, demonstration of goods, win
dow lighting and other things which'
enter into merchandising of electri
cal appliances. - '
Burns Sustained While
i . Starting Fire Are Fatal
Oshkosh, Neb., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) John Dimitroff died as 'a re
sult of burns received while start
ing a fire with kerosene last Thurs
day morning. He was a young man
and had been married about six
months. His wife is, the only sur
viving felativrf in this, vicinity. II?
will be buried inMh'e local ceme-
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