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    THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. MAY 13, 1921.
Harding Order
On Postmasters
Affects Omaha
Recall Petitions Are
Reported in Lincoln
Congressmen Not Pleased by
Rule Many Have Recom
mendations Now Awaiting
Washington, May 12. (Special.)
President Harding's order modi
fying a former order of President
Wilson with reference to first,
second and third-class postmasters,
issued yesterday, was variously
construed in congressional circles
today. Some of the members of
congress were inclined to cuss while
they discussed the order on the
ground that political organizations
and even citizens' associations had
selected persons for postmasters on
the theory that the now famous
Burleson order was to be wholly
nullified, but, instead, the principle
of the civil service examination is
retained in President Harding's
executive order. More weight, how
ever, was given to business and or
ganizing ability of the candidates
than to scholastic ability.
Almost every republican con
gressman is loaded down with rec
ommendations and demands for
postoflice place and in some, in
stances congressmen have gone on
record favoring the appointment of
individuals who must now qualify
for the place in a civil service exam
ination.. Congressmen, in the final analy
sis, will be asked to pass upon the
fitness of candidates for postoffices
who have been certified to the post
master general by the civil service
commission, but even at that the
friend most desired for the place
may not be included in the first
three names submitted and then will
come the bother of a re-examination.
Jf the order means anything, it
means that there will lie new civil
service examinations for postmas
ters in Omaha and Lincoln which
will be open to the public, and any
person who has not passed his 65th
birthday and who has lived within
the delivery of such office for two
years is entitled to take the exami
nation. Just when the examinations
for the Umaha and Lincoln oflices
will be held is problematical, cer
tainly not until Postmaster General
Hays can get the necessary machin
ery in operation to worn out inc
new proposition.
Business Men to Aid State
In Plan to Save Bond Firm
Lincoln, May 12. (Special.)
Prominent Omaha business men
will endeavor to work out a salva
tion for the Lion Bonding and Sure
ty company of Omaha, according to
an announcement made today by W.
B. Young, chief of the state bureau
of insurance.
Young and J. E. Hart, secretary of
the state department of trade and
commerce, returned to Lincoln to
day from Omaha, where they were in
consultation with the officers of the
Lion company. .
. They inten to appoint a commit
tee of Omaha business men who wilt
meet with them and the officers of
he company each week and go over
a weeKiv statement 01 me ium-
UH IV a UildllltOS.
This will be kept up indefinitely
until discovery is made certain
whether the company is really in
danger of going to the wall.
Civil Service Rules Apply
To Revenue Office Jobs
Washington, May 12. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Jefferis
has been in receipt of several re
quests from residents of the state of
Nebraska for positions in the office
of collector of internal revenue under
A. B. Allen, who is a nominee for
that office. Mr. Jefferis took up the
matter with Mr. Allen in an effort to
obtain the policy of the new collector
in regard to the several positions. In
reply, Mr. Allen enclosed an extract
from a statement of the present col
lector, George L. Loomis, to the
effect that all positions in the office
n( .ftlloi-tnr nrf under civil serv
ice and applicants are required to
take the usual civil service examina
tion and the congressman has so
notified his correspondents.
Douglas Bridge Toll Stops
Lad, 12, Yellowstone.BoUnd
' Excitement! '
That's what Edwin McGuire, 12,
wanted when he ran away from his
home in Perry, la., and hit the trail
for Yellowstone park.
But he stopped in Omaha yester
tfav detained by police.
f Edwin hadn't heard that the free
'hrirlir hond ordinance failed at the
recent election, and he tried to cross
JiXr. Wattles' Douzlas street bridge
told the officers. "I'm huntin for
He was given into the care of the
Juvenile authorities, who will send
him back home to Perry and his
' Jfev
County Sunday
School Meeting
Convenes Here
Charles W. Bryan.
Lincoln, May 12. (Special Tele
gram.) Reports persisted fcere that
petitions for a recall of tli assign
ments made Monday by the Lincoln
city commissioners in which Charles
Y. Bryan, high candidate for mayor,
was appointed street commissioner
and Prank C. Zchrung, low candi
date, was made mavor were being
prepared. Bryan refused to discuss
a possible recall.
Mr. Bryan today declined to
approve or accept the action of
the Lincoln city commission in as
signing to him the department of
streets and public improvements.
But he does not resign.
I he commission is In a quandary
over wnat to do with him.
bryau brands the refusal of the
city commission to elect him mayor,
when he received 05J more votes
than Frank Zchrung, his opponent
for mayor, is a violation of the spirit
of the law, and if he should accept
this assignment he claims he would
be a part to the violation ot the
spirit of the law.
50 Men in Bread Line
Daily at North Platte
North, Tlatte, Neb., May 12.
(."special.) The free lunch room in
this city, promoted by the Chamber
oi commerce and conducted by Rev,
J. B. Payne of the Peode's Mis
sion church, is feeding an average
of 50 men a day. Ninety-five per
cent ot the men ted represent tin
unemployed passing east and west
through the city who are penniless
and hungry. About 50 per cent be
R)ng to labor unions or railroad
brotherhoods. Only two meals art
served to the same person.
as a result ot this lunch room
there is no begging on the streets
or at back doors of residences. As
a rule the men deadhead into town
on a freight tram, get a meal, and
then catch the first train out. The
room is operated through donations
of provender and money from the
general public. A meat stew con
sisting of potatoes and other vege
tables and bread and coffee arc
Robbers Continue Wave of
Crime Out in Elkhorn
Robberies continue to be an almost
nightly occurrence in Elkhorn; 18
miles west of Omaha. A few weeks
age an epidemic started. Wednesday
night the mysterious thieves broke a
window in the office of the Farmers'
union in Elkhorn and stole an add
ing machine. This was the second
time this office has been robbed.
Tuesday night a new set of harness,
two bridles and two collars were
taken from a barn on the farm of
Preston Quinn, near Elkhorn.
Sheriff Mike Clark is working on
Children's Aid Division of
Humane Society Seeks Funds
The children's aid division of the
Kebraska Humane society is mailing
illustrated leaflets to Omahans. call
ing their attention to the work and
Jsking for public support This work
IS maintained by public subscription.
"Our aim is to provide a square
Heal for every child that comes to
nirrfnr at thff rnilrirn'e ait ftivictnn
"We also co-operate with their social
agencies. - -
23 Aliens Naturalized.
Hamilton County Farmers
Near End of Corn Planting
Aurora, Neb., May 12. (Special.)
Corn is going into the ground in
Hamilton county rapidly these days.
The farmers expect to have all their
helds planted within the next week.
The seed bed has been prepared for
some time and is in excellent shape.
Just enough moisture has fallen to
make the planting ideal. The corn
acreage will be larger than usual
because of the smaller acreage of
small grain. The winter wheat has
been growing by leaps and bounds.
Rye is beginning to head out and
alfalfa will soon be ready for the
first cutting.
Aurora Church to Honor
Woman on 100th Birthday
Aurora, Neb., May 12. (Special.)
The women of the Swedish Mis
sion church are making preparations
for a large crowd at the birthday
reception for Mrs. Anna Rapp, who
will be 100 May 19. The public
has been invited to gather in honor
of this venerable lady. Mrs. Rapp
is looking forward with much pleas
ure to this gathering of her friends.
She has been a member of the
church all her life. She has 21
grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
The reception will be held
in the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Anna Pierson.
David City, Neb., May 12.
: l t- .. i i - .
wai.j menty-inree aliens were i the grounds are
naturalized in district court here, , out,
4' . .
Ogallala Enters Fight
For New State Institution
. Ogallala, Neb., May 12. (Spe
cial.) Ogallala is making a deter
mined effort to secure the location
of the new state reformatory here.
The Keith county Community club
at Ogallala is working with the
business men trying to get the mem
bers of the State Board of Control
to visit Ogallala ad go over the pos
sible locations with them.
It is claimed that western Ne
braska, especially Ogallala, has been
left out of the field in locating new
state institutions during the past 10
years, and is therefore entitled to
this new institution.
Former Beatrice Sheriff .t ,
Must Pay Costs of Suit
Beatrice, Neb., May 12. (Special
Telegram.) District Judge Colby
heard the testimony of several wit
nesses in the case against former
Sheriff J. L. Schick, charged with
oppression, extortion and corrup
tion in office, filed some weeks ago
by J. W. McKissick. Schick ap
peared in person and protested, stat
ing that he was not now in office,
that the suit had been settled and
that the court was prejudiced. Judge
Colby proceeded with the case and
at the close made a finding taxing
the costs against the defendant.
' Improve Ball Park.
Randolph, Neb., May 12. (Spe
cial.) The city ball park here is to
have a new grandstand and new
bleachers. Other improvements on
also being carried
Opening Session of Three
Day Annual "Convention
Held This Afternoon at
Grace Methodist Church.
A. M. Locker, Margaret Ellen
Brown and W. H. Kimberly were
the principal speakers at the annual
convention of the Douglas Couniy
Association of Sunday Schools,
which convened yesterday at 3 p. m.
in the Grace Methodist church,
Twenty-fifth and E streets. Th;
sessions will continue through Fri
day. j. L. Duff presided at the open
ing meeting, at which song service
was led by George XV. Campbell
of the Omaha Y. M. C. A., followed
by devotions led by Rev. C. C. Wil
son. Miss Margaret Ellen Brown led
the story hour at 3:30. C. J. Shaw
led a discussion on "County Work."
A. M. Locker, field superintendent
of the International Sunday School
association, led a workers' coa
fsrence at 6:30, at which dinner was
served by the Women's Foreign
Miss.'onar society of Grace church.
S. P. Bostwick presided at the
meeting following the dinner, when
Rev. John F. Halwk led the de
votions and Margaret Ellen Brown
talked on object lessons from a
world tour.
C. E. Bvars of Valley, Neb., will
preside at the Friday morning mcet-
in sr. which will open with a song
service led by Mr. Campbell and de
votions led by Rev. Arthur Atack.
V. H. Kimberly will speak on
"Worship in the Sunday School.
alter which a general discussion will
be held, led by A. M. Locker. Din
ner will be served at 12 by 'thi(
Women's Foreign Missionary so
ciety. Friday afternoon will be given
over to sectional conferences until
3:30, when a general session will be
opened, over which J. R. Cain, jr.,
will preside. Miss Brown will speak
on "Sunday School in the Morning
Worship" and W. H. Kimberly will
hold another question box and open
forum. Ekction of officers of the
association will be held at 5, followed
by another dinner served by the For
eign Missionary society.
Friday evening a special song
service will be given by the Grace
Methodist choir under the direction
ofE. P. Baker. The Rev. Ford A.
Ellis will lead the devotional exer
cises and A. M. Locker will speak.
Council Bluffs Mail
Bandits Re-Indicted
Dcs Moines, la., May 12. New in
dictments against Keith Collins and
Fred Poffcnberger of Council Bluffs,
now serving sentences for complicity
in a large mail robbery last Novem
ber, were returned by the federal
grand jury yesterday afternoon, ac
cording to federal officials. It was
said the plans were to try the two
on the new charges. The new
charges against Collins are in five
counts, charging taking of five mail
sacks. Poffenberger is charged in
four counts with extracting regis
tered mail from the sacks.
Man Wanted for $1,000
Forgery Caught in Omaha
William L. Decker, 1113 Douglas
street, said by police to be a notori
ous forger and wanted in several
southern states, was arrester yester
day by Detective Fritz Franks for
the alleged forging of a $1,000 check
in Memphis, Tenn.
According to J. B. Burney, chief
of police of Memphis, Decker stole
a check, forged a signature and got
the money at a department store
March 19.
I'll go back to Memphis without
extradition," said Decker, 'but its
none of your business whether I got
the money. I'm the one that's tak
ing the chance."
Becker also casned several small
checks in Omaha, according to
Franks, who arrested him after trac
ing him on an Aitchison Ice com
pany ice route.
Railroad Service Sought
By Nebraska Counties
Arthur, Neb., May 12. (Special.)
A mass meeting of citizens of Ar
thur and McPherson counties was
held here under the auspices of the
Arthur County Commercial club. A
plan of organization was mapped out
to promote railroad construction
through these two counties. Traffic
Manager Robinson Of the Union ra-
cific system and Mr. Lester ot the
Yankton Highway and Bridge com
pany addressed the meeting.
Lightning Artist
Creates Sensation
at Farnam and
20th Streets
Professor Henry H. Engelhardt,
the most rapid landscape painter
in the world, has been attracting
the attention of thousands of people
for the last two weeks at 1921 Far
nam street, where he is working be
fore the public demonstrating how
simple it is to produce an oil paint
ing in less than live minutes
when you know how.
Mr. Engelhardt conducts the
largest studio in Chicago, and with
one of his sons is en route to Los
Angeles, where they intend to
establish a western headquarters.
They will continue the sale of
paintings at 1921 Farnam street un
til about June 1.
Many beautiful paintings are on
sale at prices within the reach of
all, some of the smaller pictures bo
ng sold as low as SI. including the
name, i
Dunbar Man May Enter
Race for Congress
Dunbar, Neb., May 12.' (Special.)
In the event that Congressman C.
Frank Rcavis should become a can
didate for United States senator,
Wilbur V. Anncs of this place
will probably announce himself as
a candidate for congress from the
First district. Mr. Anness was a
candidate in the famous 1914 con
gressional primary, in which eight
candidates ran for the nomination.
'"I am not a candidate for Frank
Reavis' job, I am for him as long as
he may care to serve as representa
tive from the First district," Mr.
Anness said. "I -know him and like
him and would do nothing to em
barrass him. If he should become
a candidate to succeed Senator
Hitchcock, then I might try and
make arrangements with the voters
for a trip to Washington. It would
depend on the strength of the senti
ment and the nature of the demand
for my candidacy. I might not be
the man they would want at all, but
if 1 should average up with the rest I
of the bunch, perhaps I'dthrow my
old stra.iv hat in he ring, too."
Omaha Man Elected
Head of Medical Body
Lincoln, Neb., May 12. Dr. B.
B. Davis of Omaha was elected
president of the Nebraska State
Medical association here today.
Other officers elected arc: Dr.
Porter F. Dodson, ( Wilber, vice
president; Dr. P. R. Howard, North
Bend, vice president; Dr. E. R.
Manning, Omaha, secretary-treasurer,
short term; Dr. R. B. Adams,
Lincoln, secretary-treasurer, long
term. Dr. W. P. Wherry of Omaha,
was elected delegate to attend the
national convention to be held in
Boston in June. Dr. F. A. Long
of Madison, was elected editor of
the Nebraska State Medical Jour
nal. Omaha was selected as the
1922 convention city.
Kearney Man Accepts
Presidency of Normal
. i
Kearney, Neb., May 12 (Special
Telegram.) A. L. Caviness, super
intendent of the Kearney city
schools, has accepted the presidency
of the rem State Normal school. He
was unanimously elected at a meet
ing of the state normal board held in
Omaha Wednesday at a salary of
?3.U0U a year. The local Board of
Education felt it could not meet such
a raise in pay. M. Caviness was re
ceiving $3,500 a year here. He suc
ceeds E. L. Rouse, who goes to
Scottsbluff mt year as school su
perintendent. Mr. Caviness has been
superintendent here for six years. No
successor has been named.
mt .
New Peacock Dinner
Sets at About Half
Price Saturday at the
Union Outfitting. Co.
An Entire Carload on Sale
Saturday in 42, 50 and
100-Piece Sets.
These sets come in a new and
unusual Peacock pattern that is
certain to add a distinctive touch
to the table and because of a
Special Purchase the Union Out
fitting Co. offers them Saturday
at about HALF price.
Young couples soon to be mar
ried and brides of former years
who desire an attractive Dinner
Set at a substantial saving should
not overlook this extraordinary
event. As always, you make your
own terms.
. Advertisement
The Big Sale of Slightly
On Our 6th Floor
Is attended by large crowds of delighted Rug Shoppers.
It will continue until 6 P. M. Saturday if the supply of these
rugs is not exhausted before that hour. .
6th floor Take South Elevators
At 9 a. m. Friday, Aladdin touches his magic lamp!
vtrwsnr a " M,l" f
oil . I
Made by Alexander & Co.
One of New York City's foremost makers of
Men's Finest Silk Shirts
Regular Selling Prices 10.50 to 12.50
Note This is one of Brandeis Stores'
greatest effort in value giving and quality
Less than it cost to make them !
Men, It's a Knockout
. Satin Striped Broadcloths, Satin Striped
Radiums, Satin Striped Crepe dc
Chines, Satin Striped Jerseys,
Imported Japanese
Also Whites in Jerseys, Crepe de
Chines and Broadcloths ,
On Sale at Men's Store
Main Floor