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THE BEE: OMAHA, SUNDAY, MAY 8. laai.
JJ.S. to Put World
Disarmament Up
, To Allies' Council
Colonel Harvey, as U. S. Rep-
rescniauve m supreme
Council to Take Up
Question.
Whington, May 7. Instructions
1.) Ambassador Wallace at Paris and
Roland W. Boyden to resume their
posts as unofficial observers for the
American government at the con
ference of ambassadors and rcpara-
Uions commissions, respectively, were
prepared today at the State depart-
, went. This is in conformity with
the decision of President Harding,
announced yesterday, to have Amer
ican representations on the interna
tional councils overseas, dealing with
problems growing out of the war.
Washington, May 7 The decisioti
of President Harding to have
personal representative present at
meetings of the allied supreme coun
cil as well as unofficial representa
tives ot the United Mates on the
conference of ambassadors and the
reparations commission, was being
studied carefully in all quarters to
day. .
it was emphasized in the highest
Administration circles that the step
lid not mean the participation of the
United States in any project "of a
1 world government or world league."
I President's Representative.
Colonel Harvey, ambassador to
London, will be the president's rep
resentative on the supreme council
and although without power to bind
the United States will be in position
to forward much information to
Washington.
The supreme council is an out
growth of the council of four, which
functioned at Paris during the draft
ing of the peace treaty, and to it
have been referred for settlement
many -".important qestions, including
the American protest to th league
of nations against the' award to
Japan of a mandate for the Island of
Yap. It is, in fact, expected to take
up the whole subject of mandates,
S which was reopened by recent notes
of- the American government ti
Grcat ; Britain, France, Italy and
japan.
Another important question which
it has been indicated will be takai
up with the council by Mr. Harvey
is the possibility of initiating a wofli
conference for disarmament.
Two Other Envoys.
Rowland W. Boyden. a Boston
Ja""r, will be an unofficial Ameri
can representative without a vote in
the reparations commission, a body
created by the Versailles treaty to
assess German indemnities.
Hugh C. Wallace, American am
bassador ta France and eventually
Lis successor, Myron Herrick, wiil
be unofficial American observers
without a vote in the conference of
ambassadors, a formally constituted
body which works out in detail pol
icies adopted or proposed by the su
preme council.
, President Harding announced the
'decision of the administration fol
lowing the cabinet meeting at which
it was discussed - and approved.
Shortly afterward Mr. Hughes made
public the invitation received from
the allied governments and the favpr
able reply thereto by the United
States.
Superior School Building
i Being 'Repaired After Fire
Superior, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
The board of education has a force
of men at work cleaning out the rub
bish and damaged portions of the in
terior of the high school building,
which was burned two weeks ago,
and a force of repair workers are en
gaged on the upper floor, where the
entire interior is being redecorated.
Insurance adjusters satisfactorily
adjusted the loss, allowing for the
loss on building, $16,017.19, and for
loss on fixtures, $3,48J.56. The, re
pair work will require several months
for completion and in the' meantime
school is being continued in the Odd
T'ellows hall, the Carnegie library and
United Presbyterian church build
ings. P. E. O. Sisterhood ia
Organized at Columbus
Columbus, Neb., May 7. (Spe-cial.)-A
local chapter of the P. E.O.
sisterhood was formed in Columbus
with a charter list of 20 members. An
invitation had been extended to the
chapter of David City to assist with
the initiatory ceremony. Twelve
vomcB from the neighboring town
were present, who, with the state
president, Mrs. A. W. Waterhouse of
Fremont, and the state organizer,
Miss Lulu F. Wolford of Lincoln,
presented the work of the chapter.
A full set of officers were elected for
the coming fiscal year. The Colum
bus chapter will be known as "C. H."
Illinois Editor Buys
I Ord Weekly. Newspaper
' Or5 Neb., May 7. (Special.) D.
L. Buckles has purchased the' Ord
Journal from C S. Tones, the present
publisher and editor. Mr. Buckles
comes from Illinois where he has
been "editor of a paper. He is a
Gushing has entered upon the active
Kansas, an overseas veteran, and has
studied at Kings college. University
of London. H. M. Davis, an inter
ested party, has been in Ord in con
nection witn the deaL
Cashier of Ord Bank Quits
Ta Conduct Hardware Store
Ord. Neb.. May 7. (Special.)
Janujs Wisda, cashier of Ord State
bank, has resigned and will move
to . University Place where he has
boueht a hardware stock. Marion
Gushing has entered upo nthe active
duties as president, succeeding Ed
Bare.: - .
G. A. R. Encampment Will Be
Held in Hastings May 23
Lincoln, May 7. (hp.eciai.-oi.
H. H. Presson, G. A. R. department
commander, issued a general order
nrfav annonneinir the state en
campment which will be held at
Hastings May ii and 40. ine rau-
roads have announced a special iare
of 2 cents a mile tor tne veterans
Farm House Burns
Lodsenole. Neb.. May 7. (Spe
ciaD--The house on the farm of Lee
Howard, near here was destroyed by
fire. The cause of the fire is t-
Senate Will Probe
Railroad Situation
it unlinucd from l'aa Out.)
over and pay the annual deficit, how
ever heavy, out of the treasury. The
country must have its transportation
system.
Predicts Lower Material.
"But there is no reason to im
agine anything of the kind. There
will be a very large saving in cost i f
materials. Coal will be lower this
year, ties are lower, steel and iron
material is lower except rails, and
rails also will have to come down.
The question of the wage scale is in
the hands of the labor board. I do
not anticipate its decision or attempt
to influence it, but even if basic pay
is not changed economics aggregat
ing hundreds of millions will result
from the elimination of arbitrary
overtime and duplicated service. I
believe that $200,000,000 will be saved
by those economies alone. Last year
the actual railway gross . revenues
were the Targest in the country's his
tory, without allowing for any , gov
ernment guarantee. But the wage
costs, which formerly were 40 per
cent of gross revenue, had got up to
70 per cent."
Madison County Sheriff
Holds Two Men on Suspicion
Madison, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Two young men, giving their
names as Ernest and Henry Jackson
of Ashland and claiming to be cous.
ins, wcre'arrestcd at Enola by Sheriff
Smith and held for investigaton.
They were driving an automobile and
had sold. 21 chickens to a dealer at
Enola and attempted to cash a check
at the Enola State bank.
They told the sheriff they got the
chickens from a relative at Wagner,
S. D but being short of money and
some of the chickens dying they of
fered them for sale. An injury was
made of the sheriff of Pierce county,
it being reported that 40 chickens
had been stolen from a farmer there.
Nebraska Masonic Home
At Plattsmouth Enlarged
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) The board of control of the
Nebraska Masonic home met here
and voted to purchase an additional
block of ground adjoining the street
recently closed by the city council
and deeded to the association. In
addition they approved plans for
several thousand dollars worth of
improvements at the home. The,
purchase gives the association an
extensive tract of land, which will
be improved with driveways and
walks and landscape gardening.
Pen Sketches of Early
Towns Will Be Given Stale
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Rev. W. A. Shine of this
city, one of the leading authorities
on early Nebraska history and a
director of the Nebraska State His
torical society, has pen sketchings of
Glenwood and Council Bluffs, la., as
well as St. Marys, a town opposite
the mouth of the Platte river, long
since rcnoved from existence, which
were drawn before the days of Ne
braska statehood (1855) and which
he expects to present to the historical
society for its collection at Lincoln.
Plans for Water System at
Rulo Af e'Refused by State
Lincoln, May 7. (Special.) The
state board of health has refused to
accept plans of the city council at
Kulo, Neb., for a new water plant.
The refusal was based on the fact
that the plans specified but one fil
tration plant The town recently
voted $14,00(1 in bonds for the erec
tion of a plant. I he water comes
from the Missouri river.
Community Club Secretary
At Ord Resigns Position
Ord. Neb., May 7. (Special.W-
The Ord Community club is look
ing for a new secretary, Mr. Fill
man having resigned to enter the
newspaper work at Wolbach. The
Ord club is one of the most com
pletely . equipped in the state. The
directors are receiving applications.
Postmasters Appointed
Washington, May 7. (Special Tel
egram.) Postmasters appointed:
Iowa Ethel B. Yocum, vice L. E.
Mark, resigned, Weston, Pottawat
tamie county.
South Dakota Norman D. Jener-
son, vice D. E. Pennington, resigned,
Charles. Ziebach county; Sarah J.
Richardson, vice W. E. Rose, re
signed, Sedgwick, Hyde county.
Wyoming .Nellie ivora, vice
Mae Towner, resigned, Freeland, Na
trona county; Mattie B. Rader, Rad
erville, Natrona county, new office.
.Aurora School Banquet ; .
Aurora. Neb.. May' 7. (Special.)
The junior class of the . Aurora
High school gave their annual re
ception to the senior class at the
Highlander hall. A supper was
given followed by an evening of
speeches, music and other entertain
ment.
Bryan in Lincoln
Lincoln, May 7. (Special.' Wil
liam Jennings Bryan will arrive in
Lincoln irom Chicago tomorrow
morning. He will speak at two dif
ferent churches during the day and
will leave in the evening for Kan
sas City.
Ord Legion Banquet
Ord. Neb., May 7.-(Special.)
Ord post, American Legion, has
added 41 new members to its roll in
the past two weeks. A banquet was
served by the auxiliary, the losing
side m the membership drive pay
ing the costs. , '
. W. U. Manager Transferred
Beatrice, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
J. H. Leonard, who has been man
ager for the Western Union tele
graph office at this place for four
months, has been transferred to Nor
folk, where he and his family will
locate next week.
Gering Man in Capital
Washington, D. C, May 7. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Frank M. Sands of
Gering, an ex-banker and a large
owner of alfalfa lands in Scottsbluff
county, was a guest of Congressman
Kinkaid yesterday.
Y. M. C. A. Meeting
Superior, Ncb.- May 7. (Special.)
The third annual countv Y. M. C.
A. convention ot Nuckolls county
will be held in the Superior Baptist
fchurch Tuesday,
Bills of Interest
To West Before
House Committee
Measure on Future Trading in
Grain to Be Considered
This Week; Hearings Held
On Packer Legislation. .
By E. C. SNYDER.
Wellington orrf ispoudence Oiuuht Hoc.
Washington, May 7. (Special Tel
egrani.) The house committee, on
agriculture, which has been working
overtime since the convemug ot the
Sixty-seventh congress in extraor
dinary session, on many occasions
sitting until midnight, has had under
consideration three measures ex
tremely, important,: to the people of
the west, 'namely, the various bills
relating; to dealing in grain futures.
bills-regulating pacing houses' ana
cold st6raare bills.
t On Wednesday of this week the
Tiuchcr bill, dealing with the future
' trading in grain and sorghum was
favorably reported to the house with
some modifications over tW bill as
originally introduced by the members
of the agricultural committee from
Kansas. This bill will probably be
considered the coming week.
Hearings Held on Bills.
On the various bills regulating the
packing houses, hearings were had
at which both the proponents and op.
ponents of such legislation spoke t
length. Thomas Wilson of Chicago,
on behalf of more than 200 large and
small packing companies, appeared in
opposition to the Norris-McLaughlin
bill which, he said, if enacted into
law would simply serve to divert the
largest single industry in America
from energetic efforts to adjust it
self to a changed and difficult situa
tion. The proponents of the meas-
ure came from the various farm or.
ganizations, the Farmers' union and
the Grange, through their represent
tives who have their headquarters in
Washington.
The hearings on the packer bills
closed Friday night and this mftrn
ing the committee met to determine
its policy with reference to the sev
eral packer bills pending before that
body. After,determining that the su
pervision over packing houses should
be lodged in the Department of Ag
riculture, and not in a special com
mission as proposed in the Norris
McLaughlin hill, a special committee
of three members of the committee
was elected to draft a bill conform
ably to the policy adopted.
Personnel of Committee.
The committee is Chairman Hau
aen. McLauehliu of Nebraska and
Williams of Illinois, all republicans.
The cold storage bill introduced by
Congressman McLaughlin of Ne
braska will orobablv be considered
by the committee the coming week
with a view ot getting a lavorabie re
port on the measure at the earliest
opportunity. )
The so-called "grain future" bill,
now known as the Tincher bill, H.
R. 5676, is not by any means the dras
tic legislation which some of ,the ad
vocates had insisted upon, but it is
believed both practical and construc
tive. It does away with "puts" and
"calls," but does not prohibit hedg
ing. Its chief value, from the stand
point of its proponents, is in the
provisions made for complete pub
licity of all transactions.
The sections relating to publicity
read as follows:
Clause on Publicity.
"That the secretary of agriculture
may make such investigations as he
mav deem necessary to ascertain the
facts regarding the operations of fu
ture exchanges and may publish irom
time to time, in his discretion, ,the
results of such investigation and such
parts of reports made to him under
this act, and such statistical informa
tion gathered therefrom, as he may
deem of interest to the public."
The nenaltv for violation of the
law is a fine not to exceed $10,000
or imprisonment for k not more than
one year or both, together with the
costs of prosecution, but no fine or
imprisonment or other penalty shall
be enforced within 60 days alter tne
violation of the act. All cases of
violation shall be subject to court
review and any order or regulation
of the department may be reviewed
by a proper judicial ofheer on the.
application of the defendant.
Plattsmouth Man Rewarded
For Saving Lineman's Life
Plattsmouth. Neb.. May 7. (Spe
cial.) For prompt and intelligently
directed efforts which resulted in sav
ing the life of C. K- Warfield, Stella,
(Neb.) lineman m the employ ot the
Nebraska Gas &. Electric Co., after
ho, had suffered a 6.600-volt electric
shock and all hope seemed gone,
Managers ). C Kuykendall of the
Plattsmouth district has received
from headquarters of the Continental
Gas and Electric corporation, a let
ter of citation, accompanied by a
check for $30.
Plattsmouth Legion Will
Improve Its Burial Plot
. Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial) Spending . over $500 of the
$1,600 netted from their indoor car
nival last week, the American Legion
has let contracts for the improve
ment of the memorial plat in the local
cemetery recently deeded the post by
the city council, by white marble
markers set at intervals around the
exterior, together with marble steps
at the -entrance and a steel flagpole
in the center. The Legion will
have charge of the Memorial day
exercises this year.
Holdup "for Fun" Costs
Plattsmouth Man $100
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Ray Melbern was fined $100
in county ,court, charged with assault
growing out ot an alleged holdup o
two young women, which the ac
cused claimed was merely a desire
to have a little lun. I he women
were oi a different opinion and caused
the complaint to be hied. -
Two Cozad Stores Robbed
Of Clothing; Burglars Escape
Cozad, Neb., May 7. (Special
Telegram.) The O. Helmer depart
ment store here was broken into
and merchandise valued at several
hundred dollars taken. No trace of
the thieves has been found and it
is said to be the work of local
thieves. Two suits of clothes were
also taken from the R. J. Smith
clothing store. ....
Extradition of Four
Rum Runners Ordered
(Continued frsra rage One.)
for the past two months. No less
than 12 hearings have been held be
fore Commissioner Boehler in their
case, each time a continuance having
been granted on account of insuffi
cient evidence against them.
Attorney More, continued a bitter
fight for their extradition.
At every hearing, new witnesses
from Canada were introduced.
The principal testimony offered by
Canadian witnesses was that lorn
Kelly, who is also wanted in Canada
on the same charges, and Bart Wil
liams were leaders of a gang of bor
der liquor-runners that operated be
tween. Canadian border towns and the
United States.
Liquor Theft Charged.
'Testimony offered on the witness
stand at different hearings alleged
that the Kelly-Williams gang robbed
the Canadian Liquor'Exporters Ltd.,
at Gainesboreugh on the night of
November 25 of 69 cases of whisky
and passed spurious drafts for
$60,000 on the company.
Canadian authorities swore out
warrants against 12 persons in con-
nectioiy with the same charges.
Besides the four prisoners in
Omaha, three have been arrested at
Butte, Mont., two at Minneapolis
and one, William Maher, alias Wil
liam Connelley, alias J. E. Burns, at
Minot, N. D.
Arrested Previously.
Confidential information discloses
that Tom Kelly was arrested at
Minot last Thursday with Matter,
but was released "before he was
identified."
Among the persons who attended
the hearings of the four Omaha men
before Commissioner Boehler were.
Roy Kelly, brother of Tom Kelly,
Frank O'Neil, pal of Williams, and
the wives of Wiley Comptou and
Axel Pearson.
To the quartet of prisoners, ex
tradition to Canada means heavy
prison sentences.
For example, one of the prisoners
cited the case of the two booze-runners
from Minneapolis who were
given prison "jolts" of 36 years each
on charges of robbery alone.
Highlanders of Columbus
Endorse President Sharp
Columbus, Neb.. May 7. (Spe
cial.) A district convention of the
Highlanders was held here, with
President W. E. Sharp presiding, to
elect a delegate to represent this dis
trict at the national convention.
W. R. Snell was named delegate.
About 20 delegates and guests
lunched together at the Evans ho
tel after a business session was held.
A resolution was adopted commend
ing President Sharp for the excellent
way with which he has handled the
organization's affairs. .
Agent of Hampton Farm is
Enjoined From Planting
Aurora. Neb.. Mav 7. (Special.)
Abraham J. Regier, living south oi
Hampton, was granted an injunction
against interference on his leased
land by Josiah E. Hutsell, the agent
of the owners of the land. Regier
started to prepare the land for corn
when Hutsell came in and seeded it
to barley. The injunction restrains
Hutsell from interterring in any way
with the land until July 31, Dam
ages in the sum of $80 were awarded
Regier.
Does
Piano This
u
n
Or will you continue to put her off and retard her mu
sical education as you have been doing the past several
years?
There are some wonderful values In new and used
pianos at Oakfords just now that may be bought on easy
payments ot from J6.00 to 110.60 monthly.
Beautiful Modern Upright Pianos S169 and up
Splendid latest Style Tlayer Pianos... 8475 and up
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Today
BRANDEIS STORES
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Gigantic Purchase of Slightly Imperfect
TO
At Less
1920 Prices. On Sale Wednesday.
WatchTuesday'sPapers
! Winner of Suit
Loses; Lawyers
Win for 18 Years
Mortgage Note for $5,000,
Basis of Action, Already
Eaten Up by Attorneys
Fees.
Chicago, May 7. Lawyers have
arcued. judges have ruled and mas
ters in chancery have taken reams of
testimony for 18 years in a contro
versy over a $5,000 mortgage note
and the fight is still on.
Plaintiffs and defendants have paid
fees over and over in this the long
est legal battle in the history of Chi
cago. The suit is expected to tdrag
along a few . more years before it
reaches the supreme court.
Long Since Dismantled.
It was begun by the latj Morris
Hirsh, millionaire and former treas
urer of B'nai B'rith, against two men
who signed the note made payable to
Edward Dreyer, former Chicago
banker.
Edward H. Arnold and Alanzo C.
Noble signed the note and borrowed
the money to build a hotel that has
been out of use for years.
Why the building has been "board
ed up" and not producing an income
is one of the questions that the court
is now trying to solve.
Fight Goes On.
The note first got into court, be
cause the "brokerage" charge of $125
put tie interest in excess of 7 per
cent. Before that was settled the
courts were called on to determine
whether the note belonged to B'nai
B'rith, or the estate of Morris Hirsh.
While this phase was still pending,
the question of why the hotel is not
being used has been raised. In the
meantime, attorneys have more than
eaten up the $5,000 involved. Master
in chancery fees have almost done
the same thing.
Still the fight goes on, although
whoever wins will lose.
Work on Hydro-Electric Dam
At Barneston Being Pushed
Wymore, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Work on the big hydro-electric
dam at Barneston is going steadily
forward. Everything is ready for
the installation of the machinery. The
work of driving the piling to make
the back support for the forms into
which will be poured the concrete for
the dam proper is now in full
progress. '
Gage County Townships
Will Grade Own Roads
Wymore, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Paddock, Glenwood and Elm
townships have hired grading equip
ment equal to that used on county
roads and will continue to drag and
maintain the roads at township ex
pense. The work is in progress,
operated and under direct super
vision of the township supervisors.
Ord Class Play
Ord, Neb., May 7. (Special.) The
junior class of the Ord high school
presented their annual ' play to a
packed house. The play was "Cousin
Kate." The senior class will give
their annual play May 24.
Spring?
1907
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Than
Mary Get a ))
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Beatrice KiwamVClub
Is Presented Charter
Beatrice, Neb., May 7. Special.)
Beatrice Kiwaniaus ctnfertained
about 100 members of the Lincoln
lodge at the presentation of the
charter to the Beatrice chapter by
A. V. Edminsten, district Rovernor.
A banquet was held at 6:'J0 o'clock
in the Chamber of Commecce, The
themes of the responses were ''Ki
wanis." or "Rebuild." Principal Jul
ius Gilbert of the high sclhool was
toastmaster, responses beiiag given
as. follows: "Material." L. iti Laugh
lin; "Ornamentation," L. C. Critten
den; "Interior Finish," C L. Patter
son; "Dedication," Dr. E. C- Lucas.
Genoa-Wyoming Oil Company
Holds Meeting at Columbus
Columbus. Neb., May & (Spe
cial.) Stockholders of the Geioi
Wypming Oil company held a meet
ing here. It appears the affairs of
the company are not rosy, ' The
charge is made that the manager,
superintendent or hme other official
sold the only tangible thing they
had to get the. oil with, a drilling eit
fit. Stockholders 'from Omaha,
Norfolk, David City, Genoa, and a
few local invostbrs attended the
meeting.
Beatrice Eagles Lodge
Elects Officers for Year
Beatrice, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
The local aerie of Eagles held their
annual meeting and elected as offi
cers: President, George Freeman;
vice president. H. S. Friday; treas
urer, R. R. Woelke; physician, Dr.
G. L. Roe; inside guard, George
Barber; outside guard, George Mau
rer; trustees, F. P. Wickhara and
E. E. Abbott. The lodge now has a
membership cf 283.
Bounty on Coyote Scalps
Keeps County Clerk Busy
Wymore, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
County Clerk Mumford has been do
ing a big business on wolf bounties
since the board restored the old rate
of $3 per scalp the first of the week.
He cashed 22 Wednesday and 16 be
fore noon Thursday. It is hoped that
the restoration of the bounty will
have a tendency to diminish the num
ber of coyotes which have been in
creasing rapidly of late yearsr
Chadron Man Is Candidate
For United States Marshal
Washington, D. C, May 7. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A new candidate
has entered the field for United
States tirshal in the person of Henry
H. Reynolds of Chadron. Mr. Rey
New White Sport Silks
Novelty weaves in Canton Crepe
and washable white silks are being
shown for summer sport wear, both
suits and skirts.
For Daytime Wear
Crepe de Chine, Canton Crepes
and Jersey Crepes bespeak the
"popularity of all crepe weaves for
the coming season. Gray, tan, navy
and brown; $2 to $5 a yard.
Cheney's Foulard s
Show delightful printings; navies
and 'browns have contrasting
shades in their patterns and every
other shade one could wish is
available, $3 to $3.50 a yard.
French Embroidered
Undergarments
We have been unable to obtain
these French underthings for -.several
years and their arrival is a
pleasing event. The hand-work is
much finer than Philippine em
broidery and such originalities as
inserted strips of Val lace, a new
sort of hemstitching and amazingly
tiny scallops make them dainty.
Corset Covers, Chemise,
Teddies and Gowns
Corset covers are $4.25 and $4.75.
Chemise are $7.50 and $9.50.
Teddies are $6.75, $7.50 and $10.
Gowns range from $7 to $16.50.
Lingerie Second Floor
Fine Embroideries
Eyelet embroideries so much in
demand on ecru or white batiste.
White or ecru organdies and ba
tistes for summer lingerie frocks.
Embroideries for children's
dresses. Very pretty colored collar
edgings in peasant colorings, vivid
blues and crimsons. And complete
selections of materials for baby
dresses complete our spring dis
plays. North Aitle Maia Floor
nolds has held several offices in
Dawes county, including county
treasurer. He was a candidate for
state treasurer at one time, hut was
defeated.
Cage County Wool Growers
Will Meet in Beatrice
Wymore Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Gage county wool growers will
meet at the office of County Agent
Boyd Rist in Beatrice Monday to
discuss the problems which arc now
confronting their industry. M. V.
Posson of the state farm organization
will discuss conditions in the wool
industry. Mr. Rist will also talk.
Last year Gage county farmers
shipped their clips to Lincoln for
the 200,000 pound pool. Only about
one-half of the wool has been sold.
Loot of Union Postoffice
Found by School Children
Plattsmouth, Neb., Way 7. (Spe
cial.) School children playing in a
pasture a short distance from Union,
found concealed under a stump
practically alt the loot removed from
the safe in the Union postoffice when
it was blown open' about 10 days
ago. The find included stamps, war
savings certificates, etc., and was
turned over to the postmistress, who,
on checking up found that very little
was, missing.
Ogallala Installs New
Eectric Pumping System
Ogallala, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Ogallala is installing wells on the
hills north of the city to secure a
new water supply. Tests made by
the state show that Ogallala will have
water which is almost pure when the
new wells are completed. They will
be operated by large electric pumps
which will be automatically con
trolled. The present pumping sys
tem will be used only in case of fire.
Valley County Court House
Furniture Is Purchased
Ord. Neb., May 7. (Special.)
The board of commissioners of Val
ley county has contracted for the
furniture for the new Valley county
court house. The cost is $12,478.05.
The board is advised that tire marble
for the completion of the building
will be shipped immediately. As
soon as the court house is completed
Ord expects to stage a big celebra
tion. Superior Pastor Resigns
Superior, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Rev. A. M. Reitzel of the
First Presbyterian church of Su
perior has resigned, to take effect
June I. He will move to Arizona,
where his son is ill and being card
for by the mother.
Sports Apparel Is
Becomingly Colorful
The graceful knitted beach capes,
the silk or wool sweaters, plaid
pleated skirts, silk overblouses or
one piece tennis frocks, all show
high blues, gold, crimson or orange
as some part of their trimming.
May we show you the recent ar
rivals? Apparel Sections Third Floor
Lace and Embroidered
Silk Hosiery
Exquisite designs will be found in
the Thompson-Belden showings
In laee hosiery, the Mexican drawn
work is new and all over lace,
lace inserts and lace clocks appear
to advantage. Gray, navy, African
brown and bronze hose may be had
in lace. . .
Hand embroidered hose in gray
and brown, and gray hose, hand
clocked are attractive.
Center Aitle Min Floor
Kansan Given $40,000
From Defunct Bank
Aurora, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
District J.udge Good gave a judg
ment far $40,000 against A. V. Ack
erman. receiver of the American
State bank of this city, in favor ot
James R. l'Vney of Kansas City.
This wa9 one of the contested cases
arising out of the failure of the
American State bak and the W. C.
Wentz company.
Farney had sold his land through
the agency of the W. C. Wentz com
pany and his purchasers had made
settlement with Wentz. The latter
made settlement with Farney and
gave him a check for $37,000, which
Farney took with him to Kansas
City and there deposited it in his own
bank.
This check was sent to Omaha and
was by the Omaha bank sent direct
to the American State bank of this
city. The check apparently disap
peared, for it has never been seen
and the officers, of the American
State bank insist that it never
reached the bank. This judgment of
$40,000 goes against the guaranty
fund, Judge Good holding that Far
ney was a depositor.
Nonpartisan Leaguers
Hold Meeting at Fairbiay
Fairbury, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
A. C. Townlcyf head of the Non
partisan league of North Dakota,
spoke to a crowd of about S00 farm
ers, laboring men and trade people
on the court house lawn here. Mr.
Townley had heen billed for this
place before, but failed to fill his
engagement.
Jesse M. Johnson, president of the
Nebraska organization, was present.
He was unable to secure a suitable
place-of meeting, which afecounts for
holding an open air meeting.
Brick Plant Operating at
Endicott Employs 50 Men
Fairbury, Ncl., May 7. (Special.)
Jefferson county has a new indus
try located near Endicoft, which em
ploys nearly 50 men. The name of
the company is the Fairchild Broth
ers Clay Product company. They
are now operating and the capacity
for making brick is about 25,000 for
24-hour service.
The Western Brick and Supply
company of Omaha has just placed
an order for 1,000,000 mat-faced brick
and the factory is rushing delivery.
Sent To Reform School
Aurora Ncb May 8. (Special.)
Alton Laurie was sent to the reform
school by Judge Good on ground
that he had been contributing to
the- delinquencies of other children.
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