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    Small Subject
To Arrest, Judge
Smith Decides
Court Rules Illinois Executive
: Does Not Have Power to
Call Out Troops for
; Chlratn Tribune-Omaha BK Lad Wire.
T Springfield, III., July 26. Gover
nor Lcn Small is subject to arrest
' rnd prosecution on warrants taken
; rut, followynR his indictment by the
Sangamon county grand jury for
, jJlesed embezzlement of $500,000 in
I tort st on state funds, while state
s ticasurcr. Circuit Judge E. S. Smith
' titled today.
The decision, while holding that
? warrants should be served upon the
V, governor, states that the chief exec
' utive should be permitted " a rea
3 soluble time" to make his appear
l since, "voluntarily presenting himself
' before the court." The judge also
held that it was "beyond the scope
, of the governor to call state troops
' ti shield him from arrest, "ami
scoffed at the claim of "sovereign
; 1 owcr."
Judge Smith, after reading his de
? C'sion, adjourned court until Scptem
C ber 6, giving Sheriff Mcstcr six
"'weeks in which to serve the war
j rants on the governor, or for the
f fovcrnor to surrender voluntarily
! nd give bond. Should Governor
Small decide before the reconvening
; of court, to accept service the bond
"-can be accepted and approved by the
.,' f-heriff and State's Attorney Morti-
iner. Governor Sni?ll's bond was
$ reduced to $50,000, placihg him on
', the same level in this respect as
. Lieutenant Governor Sterling and
Verne E. Curtis of the Grant Park
bank, who are indicted with the gov-
' crnor.
Conference Refused. -
The first move of the state to
- serve the warrants on Governor
'; Small came this afternoon, when
state's Attorney Mortimer telephoned
3eorge D. Sutton, private secretary
' if the governor, suggesting a con
, icrence on the situation. Mr. Sut
'. :on replied that Governor Small was
y :he only one who had authority to
'.peak on the subject. Mr. Mortimer
uiade no further effort to discuss
' :he matter. The warrant hr.s not
i ret been turned over to Sheriff
5 M-skr.
y. ', It is expected that thi warrant will
, be t-irned over to Sheriff Mester
within the next 24 hours unless some
I ;:onv.nunication is received from Gov-
?rnor Small. Sheriff Mester indi
cated be would attempt tj serve the
i warrant ii the usual way, but would
$ bot Mate what course he would rur-
iue if resistance is met with.
' ' Former Governor Joseph W. Fifer,
.leorge B. Gillespie and Former
Congressman James M. Graham, who
i lave refused to enter appearance as
tttorneys for Governor Small before
vudge Smith, offering their opinions,
'is they have stated, merely as
friends of the court, pleaded again
"t-jor their view of the case,' but, as
?.rhey have not entered appearances
'or the governor, Judge Smith held
' hat their opinions could have no cf
'' 'ect upon the findings of the court.
Law Provides fcr Trial,
f In reply to a contention by these
Attorneys that impeachment was the
' inly punishment possible for Gov-:.-
;rnor Small, while Lieutenant Gov-
trnor Fred Sterling is not exempt
; from criminal prosecution, Judge
mith said that the constitution
S "provides for trial judgment and
L'unishment according to the law."
Lawyer Charged With
j Attempted Slaying
i Of Hot Springs Man
I '; Hot Springs, S. D... July 26.
J ;Spccial.) A sensation was created
' here when a warrant was- issued for
;the arrest of John W. Shevlin, Hot
1 Springs attorney, who as chwarged
" in the information with assault with
- mtent to kill O. G. Anderson, also
i resident of this city. The assault
took place, it is alleged, in the of-
fice of Shevlin, but the account of
the affair as given by the two men
is largely divergent.
Mr. Anderson was taken to a
-hospital, where his injury, a scalp
vound, was dressed, and he was able
iUo be out the next day.
Mr. Shevlin was placed under a
- 55,000 bond, pending the preliminary
X shearing, which will be held before
'' Judge Ossotherly.
? Burt County Pioneers to
" Hold Picnic at Tekamah
' Lyons. Neb., July 26. (Special.)
; The Pioneers and . Old Settlers
i' association of Burt county will hold
r its lht annual reunion and
I picnic in Folsom park, Tekamah,
Friday, August 26. A good program
? has been prepared and Governor
KMcKelvie will be invited as orator
f -.of. the day.
A committee was chosen to prc-
pare resolutions on the death of Col.
t Wellington Harrington, one of the
I oldest pioneer settlers of thecounty,
locating at Tekamah in 185o.
Officers are as follows: VV. M.
f Hopewell, president; M. M. Warner.
S secretary; Ed Latta, treasurer, and
' "J, R. Sutherland, historian.
'i ' Pawnee Lets Contract for
r Light and Power Plant
PMunpo Titv. Neb.. July 26. (Spe-
r;nl The citv council of Pawnee
?' itv held a speciat meeting to con
V sider bids offered on the building of
t v,n litrM and nowcr plant. Bonds
? ;of $75,000 were vote dfor such a
project last sprng.
y At the meeting the contract tor
f 'the job was awarded to the Merkle
"r : Machinery comnnnv oi Kansas i-ny,
- Tbe bid was $67,000.
Bov Scouts Camping Out.
Broken Bow. Neb., July 26.
fSnecial.) The Broken Boy Boy
" Scouts, with their scoutmaster, went
tz. into camp on the Middle Loo-p riv
cr, near Gates. Members of the
I Rotary club and their wives went
? , to the camp, taking witn tnem a
;:" fried chicken supper, where the boys
'i were their guests.
s; hundred out of 700 raincoat
workers in Montreal are unemployed
Court Holds Governor
Not Immune From Arrest
Solution of Railway
Tangle Is Presented
(Continued From Vngo One.)
compensation, depreciation and
"The way now would seem clear
to early adjustment and relief ex
cept for the fact that the railway
administration, though possessing
assets, does not command the funds
necessary to meet what will be its
admitted obligations.
"There is no thought to ask con
gress for additional funds. Perhaps
$500,000,000 will be necessary. The
railroad administration has, or will
have in the progress of funding,
ample securities to meet all require
ments if congress will only grant
the authority to negotiate these se
curities and provide the agency for
their negotiation.
Asks for Relief.
"With this end in view you are
asked to extend the authority of the
War Finance corporation so that it
may purchase these railway funding
securities accepted by the director
general of railroads. No added ex
pense, no added investment is re
quired on the part of the govern
ment, there is no added liability, no
added tax burden. It is merely the
grant of authority necessary to en
able a most useful and efficient gov
ernment agency to use its available
funds to purchase securities for
which congress already has author
ized the issue and turn them into the
channels of finance ready to float
"I can readilv believe that so sim
ple a remedy will have your prompt!
sanction. J. he question ot our odii
gations cannot be raisetl, the wisdom
of affording early relief is not to be
doubted and the avoidance of added
appropriation or liability will appeal
to congress and the public alike.
"Pending proposals for relief and
their discussion have already
brought to the attention of congress
the very promising possibilities of
broadening the powers of the war
finance corporation for the further
relief of agriculture and live stock
production. This corporation has
proven itself so helptul in tne renei
thus far undertaken that I cannot
help but believe that its broadened
powers, as have been proposed, to
meet agricultural needs, will enable
it wholly to meet the nation-wide
emergency. This is an impelling
moral obligation to American farm
ing in all its larger aspects, and it
will be most gratifying to have your
early sanction.
"In the case of the railroads there
is a moral and a contractual obliga
tion,' and your favorable action is
no less urgent and will no less ap
peal to public approval. Railway
solvency and efficiency are essential
to our healthful industrial, commer
cial and 1 agricultural life. Every
thing hinges on transportation.
"After necessary and drastic cur
tailments, after harrowing straits in
meeting their financial difficulties, the
railways need only this financial aid
which the fulfillment of our obliga
tions will bestow, to inaugurate their
far-reaching revival. Its effects will
be felt in various industries, and will
banish to a large degree the depres
sion which, though inevitable in
war's aftermath, we are all so anx
ious to see ended.
With his message the president
sent also to congress a large amount
of data from Director General Davis
of the railroad administration show
ing the process of liquidation so far
and treating of present financial con
Sustains Broken Collar
Bone As Car Turns Turtle
Odell, Neb.. July 26. (Special.)
While R. T. Callan and F. Musk-
orve were returning home from Wy
more, the steering gear of the car in
which they were riding, broke and
caused the machine to turn turtle,
pinning Callan beneath trflc car.
Muskrove was thrown out ot the
car but was not hurt. Mr. Callan
sustained a broken collar bone.
Loss to Coal Sheds by Fire
Estimated at About $2,000
Beatrice, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
Leo Werner, who lost part of his
coal sheds in the Burlington yards
by fire, places his loss at about
SZ.UUU, tully covered by insurance
Part of a car of coal was consumed.
but the car, which was of steel con
struction, was damaged but little.
Farmers to Have Current.
Deshlcr, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
Arrangements are being com
pleted by the Deshler Light and
Power company for the construction
of several country :eetric light trans
mission lines for u of farmers.
Postmasters Named.
Washington, July 26. (Special
Teleerani. Postmaster in Nebraska
were nominated today as folios
David Tohnson. Brady: Hcnrv C
Peace Reports
From Ireland
Are Optimistic
De Valera in Conference Pre
liminary to Calling Meet
ing of Dail Eireann
Complaint Ignored.
Chicago Tribune Cbl, Cop.vrluht, lOit.
London, July 26. The British cab
inet at a meeting this morning re
reived encouraging reports regarding
the reception of the peace proposals
in Dublin, where Eamonn de Valera
is now conferring with his associates
preliminary to calling a meeting of
Dail Eireann. It is reported here
that the Irish are impressed with the
offer of full dominion status and that
it will be impossible for even the
extremists to oppose settlement on
these lines.
. Little importance is attached,
either here or in Dublin, to the com
plaint by Barry Egan, deputy mayor
of Cork, on the carrying out of the
truce in the martial law district under
General Strickland. It is felt the
matter is only a local quarrel be
tween Egan, who is known as an
extremist, and some local command
er. Egan declares the internment
camp on an island in Cork harbor
is over-crowded and the prisoners
are badly fed. General Strickland
says the interned are receiving the
same quarters and food as the troops.
Refuse to Recognize Rank.
Another complaint about the Brit
ish officers is that in certain areas
they refused to recognize the rank
of officers in the "ijish republican
army." The matter has been settled
by the intervention of the Dublin au
thorities on both sides. v
Prime Minister Lloyd George, in
answering a number of questions in
the house of commons this afternoon,
said he hoped to make a statement
in the house on the Irish negotia
tions as soon as it was possible to
do so without endangering their -success.
He -warned members against
accepting published versions of terms
which he said were all 'ncorrect.
The prime minister declined to say
if he would make a statement this
Demand Independence.
The Irish Bulletin, the official
organ of the Sinn Fein, in a hot edi
torial today declares that nothing can
satisfy the Irish demands but full
national independence.
The Irish people have their own
views of what offers are reasonable,
the editorial says. They will agree
to nothing which denies the ancient
unity of Ireland or seeks to impose
upon the nation alien dominion of
any kind. The Bulletin repudiates
the suggestion that the national de
mand can be settled by fiscal auton
omy and says nothing can satisfy
that demand but 'full national inde
pendence. The editor of the paper is Erskinc
Childers, who is an Englishman and
is regarded as one of the most ex
treme of the Sinn Feiners.
War Sufferers of j
Europe to Be Aided
Grand Island, Neb., July - 26.
(Special Telegram.) At a well at
tended meeting of the representatives
f various fraternal and civic wom
an s organizations, called by tne
Hall county chapter of the Red
Cross, organization was perfected
and plans outlined for gathering
clothing for the war children of Eu
rope under 12 years old. Old cloth
ing will be made over, or outgrown
clothing cleaned and prepared for
shipment. Local needs are also to
be provided for through the local
Red Cross office.
Funeral Held for McCook
Soldier Killed in France
McCook, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
A military funeral was held for
Private Warren W. West m Mc
Cook yesterday afternoon by Chris
Hansen American Legion post o!
this city. Over 1,000 people at
tended the services in the city park
and at Longview cemetery. Pri
vate West lost his life in action in
France, and his body arrived here
July 22. Private West was a son
of Truman v. West, now a resident
of Maywood.
V -
Boy Held to District
Court on Charge of
Breaking Into Store
Beatrice, Neb., July 26. (Special
Telegram.) Robert Newton, 19,
charged with breaking and entering
the store of Frank Stanton in this
c;ty last May, was bound over to the
district court-by Judge Ellis and was
released on $1,000 bond.
Taul Gcislcr, recently sentenced to
from one to seven years in the pen
itentiary on a grand larceny charge,
turned state's evidence and told the
court that lie and young Newton
entered the store anu carried away
two revolvers, watches, flashlights,
etc., which were later found in their
Newton also is out on $2,000 bond
for his appearance in district court
on the charge of holding up and
robbing Mr. and Mrs. George Mon
roe of this city of $30.1, in company
with Geislcr, who pleaded guilty last
Farm Bureau Picnic
And Chautauqua to
Be Held on Same Day
Geneva, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
Wednesday is the date of the farm
bureau picnic here and also the day
for the opening of the chautauqua.
All who attend the picnic will be
admitted free to the chautauqua
number, a concert by Hawaiians
After the concert, Governor Mc
Kelvie will preside at a meeting at
which President J. R. Howard of
the national farm organization, Dean
Burnett and Director Brokaw of Lin
coln1 will be speakers.
The forenoon entertainment by the
farm bureau will be a variety of
snort contests by the boys and girls
clubs and a canning demonstration
by the Geneva canning club. There
will be a base ball game during the
Canning Factory Is
Trade Slump Victim
Grand Island, Neb., Jul 26. (Spe
cial.) The Grand Island Canning
factory is a victim of the recon
struction period and will not put
up the thousands of cases of canned
coin usually preserved in the fall
off the year. No contracts with
growers were made owing to the low
prices offered by the wholesalers and
the still comparatively higher cost
of other materials and labor.
The Kraft-Edgerton company,
largest growers in the last two years
on what was formerly known as
"Poverty Ridge," but which this Au
rora firm has transformed into a
highly productive region through ir
rigation, has put additional acreage
in sugar beets and has a splendfd
Order Preventing Sheriff
From Selling Car Stands
McCook, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
The cass of Fidelity Reserve com
pany of North Platte against J. R.
West, sheriff of Hayes county, en
joining the sheriff from selling the
auto in which Walter G. Harbold
was arrested recently at Hamlet with
a quart of liquor in the car, came
up before Judge C. E. Eldred here.
Judge Eldred decided the rstraining
order should stand until September
C, next date of district court in
Hayes coiinty, and that the bond
should be increased to $500. The
Fidelity company holds a chattel
mortgage for $1,600 on the car.
Teachers' Institute Will
Be Held September 29-30
Beatrice, Neb., July 26. (Spe
cial.) The Gage county teachers'
institute will be held this year Sep
tember 29 to 30, during the county
fair, instead of August 1, according
to an announcement made by Miss
Bertha Foster, county superintend
ent. Boy Fined for Theft.
Broken Bow, Neb., July 26.
(Special.) Andrew Scheers, 18, of
Arnold, was tried in county court
for the theft of a $45 watch from
Pat Tully. He was found guilty and
fined $25 and costs. Scheers was
unable to pay his fine and is now
in custody of the sheriff.
. rmim
Wednesday and lhursday we urrer
Tremendous Price Sacrifices on s
During Our Store- Wide
Removal Sale
And if greater values are any object we predict that
Wednesday and Thursday will be the greatest days of our
Removal Sale, as the values are unparalleled.
Choose Without Reserve From Two
Marvelous Value - Giving Groups
Lot No. V
Consists of an assemblage of
beautiful Ginghams and
Voiles, in every wanted size
and color, at the extremely
low price of
Sale Starts Promptly
at 9 A.M.
IKl Faroan wlU be ear new home on or about August lOtb
Bergdoll Probe
Ends Peacfullv:
No Report Given
Responsibility for Escape of
Draft Dodger Not Fixed
Demand Gold Be
Washington, July 2 .The Berg
doll investigation ended finally Mon
ray and ended peacefully.
There was no statement from the
committee, directed to fix responsi
bility for the escape of Grover Berg
dotl, draft dodger, while hunting last
year for a buried tube of gold, or
as to disposition of the case of Maj.
Bruce R. Campbell, army officer, ac
cused by Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll
of accepting $5,000 to help get her
son out of the clutches of the law.
An unexpected turn at the last mo
ment was a demand by Representative
Luhring of Indiana, republican mem
ber, that the alien property custodian
be ordered to recover $125,000 in
gold taken from the treasury a year
or more ago and alleged to have
been buried. He insisted that the
evidence developed indicated that the
gold was obtained from government
vaults for bribery purposes and that
if still buried, as the woman asserts,
it ought to be dug up and put bck
in government hands.
The committee deferred action on
the gold question until its report is
presented to the house in about 10
Members of the committee refused
to say whether they would recom
mend that the Campbell charges be
dismissed or turned over to the
War department for such investiga
tion as the inspector general might
In view of the clash Saturday be
tween Representative Johnson, dem
ocrat, Kentucky, and Charles A.
Braun, brother of Grover Bergdoll,
a big crowd gathered today, most of
the spectators being women. Only
passing reference was made to
Braun's testimony. John H. Sher
burne of Boston, committee counsel,
asserted that there was no truth in
the statement, that he, Sherburns,
had made suggestions to Mrs. Berg
doll, except that if she was "beset
by grafters, as she charged, that she
go to the president of her bank for
advice about hiring lawyers.
Major Campbell's 70-year-old
father. W. R. Campbell of Lexing
ton, Ky., corroborated the son's
statement that a $500 fund placed
with the late Milton Young of Lex
ington, in 1915, grew in two years
to $6,000 and that the money, with
out a word of explanation, was turn
ed over to the officer. Major Camp
bell reiterated that this same money,
some of which was in $1,000 bills,
was deposited with a Wall Street
firm last year about the time Mrs.
Bergdoll .swore she had given him
Other Cars
Show Proportionate
A new carburetor which cuts
down gasoline consumption of any
motor and reduces gasoline bills
from one-third to one-half is the
proud achievement of the Air-Friction
Carburetor Co., 928 Madison
St., Dayton, O. This remarkable in
vention not only increases the power
of all motors from 30 to 50 per cent,
but enables every one to run slow
on high gear. It also makes it easy !
to start a Ford or any other car in
the coldest weather. You can use
the very cheapest grade of gasoline
or half gasoline and half kerosene
and still get more power and more
mileage than you now get from the
highest test gasoline. Many Ford
owners say they now get as high as
45 to 50 miles to a gallon of gaso
line. So sure are the manufacturers
of the immense saving their new
carburetor will make that they of
fer to send it on 30 days' trial to
every car owner. Can be put on or
taken off in a few minutes by any
one. All who want to try it should
send their name, address and make
of car to the manufapturers at once.
They also want local agents, to
whom they offer exceptionally large
profits. Write them today.
tTf f 9
Lot No. 2
Consists of exquisite exclu
sive models in Dotted Swiss
Organdies and Combinations,
all sizes, all colors, at
2d Floor
16th and
Smart Wear
for Women
Military Funeral Held for
Soldier at Crab Orchard
Beatrice, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
Military funeral services for
Silk Gloves
98c and $1.29
Fownes' two-clasp silk
gloves, Milanese quality,
with three rows of embroi
dery, $1.29.
Also a two-clasp silk in
white only, for 98c a pair.
Aprons $1
Gingham and percales in
light and dark colors.
Regular and extra sizes.
First quality in every re
spect. Cut full and well
made. Wednesday, $1.
Second Floor
Madeira Hand
for 69c
Hand-embroidered on fine
linen, these $1, $1.25 and
$1.50 qualities are very
exceptional for only 69c.
Two Bargains
Powder puffs, 5c.
hair brushes, 89c.
A Corset
Every odd corset we
could find in our entire
stock on sale Wednesday.
All are highest grade cor
.sets from the best manu
facturers. Second Floor
This Is the Way to Make
Every Buy a Bargain
BUY advertised goods. Only GOOD goods, fairly priced, can
stand the spotlight of publicity.
A merchant or manufacturer would not dare to advertise mer
chandise that is poor in quality, poor in make or that will not give
reasonable wear. The penalty of such tactics is too heavy. No
goods and no business concern can thrive under the weight of
public condemnation.
A merchant places the whole reputation of his business at stake
every time he advertises. Naturally enough, he is careful of what
he says and when his statement is placed in the newspaper
where everyone in town may read so that any untruth in it will
be known to all of his employes and toost of his friends then
you may be sure he is doubly careful.
When you buy advertised goods you get a bargain because
So it pays you to read advertisements Advertising protects you.
Read the advertisements in this ppper and get the best of
Uie uargaiu.
r.iwff T ittle, war hero and former
mpmhrr nf n d ComOailV C of this
city, were held at Crab Orchard, and
were largely attended. Burial was
at Vesta. The .soldier was a
Two Suit Prices
$10 and $25
for Our Remaining Stock
The $10 suits are Jersey. Quite the
most practical and becoming for
sport wear and traveling. Some of
these have sold up to $39.50.
The suits for $25 are all exclusive
hand-tailored models that were
originally priced up to $125.
All Sales Final No Alterations
Apparel Third Floor
Sales for MEN
The Best Selection of
Shirts We Have Ever "
Offered in a July Sale
The best of patterns and colors in all
sizes. Wtiite shirts, too, and all collar
attached styles Manhattan, Eagle,
Arrow, Kingly makes for Wednesday.
At the Season's Lowest Prices
Soft Collars
Wednesday 25c
Arrow and Earl & Wil
son makes in every de
sirable style and mate
rial. Sizes 131a to 20.
The Omaha Bee
of Mr. and Airs. i ranK inline, one
time resident of Beatrice.
London has 19 King streets an4
34 Queen streets.
Neckwear for
Wash silks wide or
narrow silk four-in-hands,
knit ties and
bows. A great sale.
f " i
ijfooked, Leigh,
at presec