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THE BEE: OMAHA, SAT UK I.) AY, AlKiUST L'U. 19321.
Eastern Divisions of Burling
ton Report Corn Crops
Large Western Part of
Stte Shows Damage.
Lincoln, Aug. 19. Soil in the east
ern divisions of Nebraska is satis
factory, while in a few areas wlierc
the soil is getting too dry for best
results a general rain is needed, ac
cording to the semi-monthly soil,
weather and crop report of the Bur
lington railroad, issued here today.
The areas mentioned are small,
however, and the general condition
is satisfactory, the report says.
"It is especially dry on the north
main line from Kenesaw to Oxford
and a part of the line from Blue Hill
to Holdrcge," the report states,
''while on the McCook division the
soil is quite generally too dry for
best interests of the crops. Soil con
ditions are not entirely satisfactory
on the Oberlin line."
Republican Valley Fair.
Conditions on the St. Francis line
and the Republivan valley line front
Red Cloud to the west main line of
the state are fair, according ip the
Commenting on the satisfactory
reports of the three eastern divisions,
the report says:
"The favorable condition leported
in these districts is not exaggerated
and the agents arc of the opinion
that corn in eastern Nebraska is bet
ter than for many years and in that
part of the state, perhnnc, js better
man has ever been raised befo
"On the McCook division corn has
hern seriously damaged on the north
main line from Kenesaw to Oxford
and on the middle line west of Blue
Hill to the Oberlin branch. Else
where on the division the crop will
be fair in many places. In the dry
territory there are places also where
there will be a fair yield. Blue Hill
estimates IS bushels per acre; Min
(ien, 50 per cent of a crop and Hold
retje, 80 per cent damage.
Pastures Are Good.
Pastures and meadows in ihe
thrre eastern divisions arc in good
condition, although tl-cy are getting
dry in places on the McCook divis
ion, the summary stat.-s. Sugar beets
have done well and the prospects of
fruit about as previously reported.
Temperatures compiled by the re
port range from 48 to 95 during the
first IS days of the month.
' The per cent condition of corn on
the four divisions, as estimated by
the Burlington agents, follows:
This Report.Aug. 1.
Omaha division 109 108
Lincoln" division 107 98
Wvmore division 101 101
McCook division 69 8o
District Fraternal Picnic
At Fairbury Is Success
Wymorc. Neb., Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Seventy-five members of the
Knights and Ladies of Security mo
tored to Fairbury to attend a picnic
of the order. This was the first
district picnic ever given, but it is
planned to make it an annual affair
and Beatrice was selected for next
vear. A pleasing musical program
was held, followed by athletic sports
and a basket supper. The regular
lodge work was taken up m the
evening. The Fairbury team had
charge of the initiatory work and
Beatrice gave an exhibition drill. 1 He
following officers were elected: I res
ident, George Talbot. Beatrice; sec
retary, Mrs. Sarah Walhce, Steele
Citv; treasurer, Z. K. Brown, Vy-
They Fell Before Bolshevik Firing Squad,
"Played Dead;" Reach Omaha After 2 Years
Left to right: "Mrs. Sarah Weiner, Bernice Weiner and Labisch Weiner in Omaha Thursday after their
arrival at the home of Mrs. Werner's daughter, Mrs. Henry Krikowsky, 1417 North Seventeenth street. It took
this family two years to come from Russia to Omaha
Because she once befriended a
poor Russian peasant, Mrs. Sara
Weiner is alive in Omaha, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry
Krikowsky, 1417 North Seventeenth
street, although she once stood with
her back to a stone wall in Russia
and faced a bolshevik firing squad.
After the volley, which killed six
of the nine persons in the group,
sparing only her husband, her
18-ycar-old daughter and herself,
Mrs. Weiner and her family played
"possum" until nightfall, when they
rolled themselves into ditches
Peasant Saves Lives. J
Then came the peasant whom she j
had befriended, and carried them to
his hut, where he concealed them ;
until the next day, when he drove j
them to tow n in his cart, disguised a3 j
members of his family.
It took the Weiner family a ycari
to make its way on foot to the Rou
manian border. They crossed the,
Dniester river in the dead of night;
under sentry fire.
In Bucharest, althougli in a
strange land whose tongue was un
known to them, members of the lit-
and ! tie family w ere taken in hand by
I Jewish relief agencies and placed in
I touch with Mrs. Krikowsky, the
Mr5. Krikowsky 's husband, who
runs a small lunch stand at Twenty-third
and Cuming streets, sacri
ficed everything lie possessed to
bring his wife's family to this coun
try. It took nine additional months
to obtain passports.
Talcs of horror 'were brought to
America by the Weiner family,
Jews in Russia, thev sav, are shot
without compunction, on the street
or elsewhere, upon the slightest provocation.
Franklin County Farmers'
Union Holds Anual funic
FrankFn, Neb., Aug. 19.-(Spe-c:a1)-Tb?
annual picnic of the
l.-rmers' union of Franklin county
ws's held in the W. E. F.wing grove,
near here. Over 2,000 people at
tended. The program began at 10. wttu a
ball game between farmers' union
member., the north half of the
county against the south half, the lat
ter winning, 6 to 3. After a big din-
State 'resident l. j. jm."i
B. Wagoner of the inrteu
Grain Growers' association
The horseshoe pilching tourna
ment was won by T. Birscl and Con
Fav of Upland. Ash Grove deteated
Macon, 14 to 3, in a ball game.
Bloomfield Breeders of
Swine Plau to Organize
Bloomfield. Neb., Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Steps arc being taken to or
ganize a swm breeders'' association
in this county. A meeting held m
Bloomfield was attended by a dozen
or more breeders from this section.
The proposition was thoroughly
,..i -..wl the sentiment was
unanimously in favor of proceeding
.vith the organization. Representa
tive breeders of various breeds ot
swine were present. John Kammer
is temporary president and h. N.
Powell is temporary secretary.
Three-Mill Levy Made for
Taxes in Cage County
Beatrice. Neb., Aug. 19 (Special )
At a meeting of the board of su
pervisors the tax levy was placed at
three mills, and this will raise a
total of $220,107 for the county the
coming a ear, divided as follows:
General 'fund. $81.04: bridge, $84.
375; soldiers relief. $2,567: road, $33.
016: mothers' pensions, $7,337; poor,
Watermelon Raising Is
Success in Gage County
Odell. Neb., Aug. 19.-( Special )
Henry Ebv has demonstrated that
watermelons are a profitable crop m
louthcrn Nebraska. He raised thou
sands of them on five acres of ground
this year and has found a ready
market at a good price.
Auburn Store Sold
Pawnee Citv. Neb., Aug. 19 (Spe
cial.) The Ryan company, one ot
the largest department stores in Au
burn, nas Deen nurcntvu u.y ... . i,
Hanson oi Lincoln and 11. Hcming-! j
sen of Auburn. It will be calico t.ici,
U. k II. department sto, 1 s
Action on Thompson
Lincoln, Aug. 19. (Special.)
Governor McKclvie is withholding
action on the request of Iowa author
ities for a writ of extradition for the
return of Harry Thompson to the
Iowa state penitentiary pending the
arrival of attorneys from S'anton,
Neb., to appear before the Lancaster
county district court in an attempt
to get a writ of habeas corpus for
Thompson was released from the
Nebraska state penitentiary two days
ago because the. supreme court de
cided the trial court made a technical
error in its instructions to a jury
when Thompson was on trial for
murder in Stanton.
Rcords show that Thompson, after
the commission of the alleged mur
der at Stanton, went to Iowa where
he was arrested, convicted and sen
tenced to the Iowa state penitentiary
on a larceny charge. Upon request
of Nebraska, Iowa authorities re
leased him to be brought here on
the murder charge. Prior to the
murder, records show Thompson had
broken a parole from the Iowa state
Now attorneys claim Iowa authori
ties cannot take Thompson back on
a fugitive charge to serve more time
because he did . not run away from
Brief City News
Kcjsers lletiirninir Mr. and Mrs.
George Keyserare expected home this
month from the Virgin Islands,
where Mr. Keyser has been a govern
.Sleuths to l'ntrol tit follec
heads have ordered a doiail of plain
clothes men to patrol the city in an
effort to break up the epidemic of
Alleged VaRiants t'lcstl Forty
seven alleged vagrants were released
by Police Judge Wappieh in Central
police court Friday when arresting
officers failed to appoar to push their
Army Dor Deserts "Pal" an Aire
dale dog belonging to hieut. A. C.
McKinley of Fort Omaha has disap
peared. When two men deserted
some time ago the dog went out with
a. searching party. The dog has not
Blind Man Struck by Auto Louis
Caldwell. 17, son of It. A. Caldwell,
3404 Hawthorne avenue, was ar
rested Friday charged with reckless
driving when his automobile struck
A. W. Court, 70, a blind man, 1707
California street, at Sixteenth and
Alimony for BabyClement Siegle
obtained a divorce from his wife,
Bessie, in June." He was ordered to
pay hfr,$5 a week alimony. In July
a v.a.v wub hnm mid Kridav District
Judge Sears ordered Siegel to pay an j
additional tf as wen as .uin. raids'";
Hal loon Christened Ak A new
balloon received at Fort Omaha
Thursday night was christened Ak-Snr-Beii
1 by Miss Saris McKinley,
sistfr of Lieut. A. C. McKinley, at
a christening party Thursday night.
Real wine was used. The balloon
was immediately sent up un a trial
"Xon-Coms" Tut to Work Be
cause of the scarc ity of buck privates
at Fort Omaha commissioned officers
and non-commissioned officers arc
forced to manicure SO acres of lawn
at Fort Omaha.
1'olii email Hurt in Full 'William
Hudson, veteran police officer, was
injured Thursday when he fell from
a ladder at his home at 1807 North
Forty-sixth street. Hudson was
trimming branches from a tree when
the ladder slipped and he injured his
wrist in the fall.
Home Breaker Sentenced to
Serve Term in County Jail
Grand Island, Neb.. Aug. 19.
(Special Telegram.) James Luman
was sentenced to six months in the
county jail in district court here after
a complete confession to the charge
Luman was discovered by the farm
er employing him to have been a
secret home breaker. The farmer
calling; the sheriff, watched the door
of his home armed with a shotgun
to sec that the man did not attempt
lo escape while the sheriff was com
ing. Reconciliation was effected be
tween the husband and wife.
Surplus of $100,000 Now
In Hail Insurance Fund
Lincoln. Aug. 19. (Special.) If
there is no more hail in Nebraska
there will be a surplus of $100,000
in the state hail insurance fund at
the close of the season, September
20, according to figures obtained to
day from the office of L. G. Brian,
chief adjuster of hail insurance.
Of Findings 'At
Records Connect Name of Will
Hahn With Juggling of
Accounts by Missing
Lincoln, Aug. 19. (Special.) In
vestigation of the connection of Will
Hahn, a brother-in-law of E. A.
Rusher, missing cashier of the Oc
tavia State bank, with the affairs of
that bank, as revealed today by As
sistant Attorney General J. B. Chase,
following a personal probe in Oc
tavia Thursday, discloses the follow
ing facts, a summed up by Mr.
Will Hahn was treasurer of Bone
Creek township. Records in the
bank show that a check signed by
Hahn as treasurer for $5,000 was
withdrawn from the township ac
count and placed to the credit of
Will Hahn. Two months ago a
draft, alleged to have been written
by Will Hahn, calling for the pay
ment of $7,000 to a Grand Island
cattle company, was drawn on the
Octavia State bank.
Drew $7,000 Draft.
Records in the bank show that I.
A. Rusher, cashier, drew a draft for
that amount on the Union Stock
Yards National bank in Omaha and
then charged the Kd Holm Grain
company with the $7,000. An affi
davit by the grain company states
that no such charge against its ac
count was authorized.
Two days before E. A. Rushe;
disappeared, a note bearing the name
of William Hahn and E. A. Rusher
for $5,000 was written against a
Schuyler, (Neb.) firm and payment
was made on the note and the $5,000
was credited to the account of Will
Hahn. The next day a check bear
ing Halm's name was presented to
the Octavia State bank and paid,
for $3,000, according to bark rec
ords. Hahn, in a statement to state
offie'ds last Sunday, declared this
ch paid off the mortgage on his
,,e next day Rusher disappeared.
Will Continue Probe.
Mr. Chase stated today the inves
tigation w ill continue.
"There is this question in my
mind," Mr. Chase said. "What would
induce Rusher to voluntarily credit
Will Hahn with $17,000?"
Hahn, according to officials, denies
all knowledge of these checks, drafts
and notes and declares they were
forged by Rusher.
"He kept track of my account,"
Mr. Chase also referred to a fare
well note left by Rusher in which lit
said, "Will Hahn has ruined us all.
1 can't stand the pressure any
Community Sales Day
Is Success at Pawnee
Fawnec ' City, Neb., Aug. 19
(Special.) Pawnee City's fourth big
"Community Sales Day" this sum
mer was a decided success. Owing
to the facts that August is a dull
month, money is scarce, farmers are
busy, and various other conditions,
business men were surprised by the
Many surrounding towns which
held bargain days early in the sum
mer have abandoned the plan be
cause people refused to patronize
them after the newness had worn off.
This has not aifected Pawnee City.
Many firms were unable to supply
the demand for their specials.
Sta Company. I
Perfumes, Powders, Rbuges ' Specially Priced
Djcr Kiss Vegetal Toilet
Djer Kiss Face Powder, o9c.
Djer Kiss Rouge, 89c.
Mavis Powder, 39c.
Mavis Mascaro, 42c.
For the Hair
Colgate's Perfumes, assorted
Compact Powder Refills, 15c.
Compact Powder, gold case,
Kijji Liquid Face Powder,
Lip Sticks in Gold Sliding
Amber Elete Perfume, oz..
Amber Elete Face Powder,
Hubigant's Perfume Coucr da
Jeanette, oz.. $2.19.
Rubber Goods For the Teeth
White Ivory Combs, 69e,
White Ivory Hair Brush,
Golden Glint Shampoos. ISc.
Lash Brow, 39c,
" Silmerinc, for curling ths
Wild Root Hair Tonic. 29c.
Vesciflora Hair Tonic, 49c.
neecham's Olive Shampoo.
For the Hands
t.'utex Cuticle-Remover. 24c.
Mavis Hand Lotion, 23c.
Nail Polish, rake form, 2 for
Buffers' detachable chamois,
5 Inches long, 40c.
Fountain Syringe, No. 2 she,
Bathing Caps, all styles, i
Hinkle Pills, 12c.
Bayer's Aspirin, 100 in bot
Lyso!, large size, 89c.
Rubber Gloves, 47c.
Beecham's Odorcide, C5c.
Non Spi, 39c.
Nect Depilatory, 3!)r.
De Miracle, 49c.
Th lrtiB llepartrnml Mnln Ktor.
Pebcco Dental Cream, 37c.
Pepsodent Dental Cream, S7c.
Colgate's Dental Cream, INC.
Imported Tooth Brushes. 19p.
Toilet and Bath
Rocobelle Castile Soap, 12c
Turkish Bath Soap, 6c.
Oriental Tar Shampoo Soap,
Woodbury's Facial Soap, Isc.
Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet
Cuticura Soap, 22c.
Resinol Soap, 21c.
Magic and ' Butterfly Dye
Soap for 3c.
J. J. Hospital Cotton, 1 lb.,
A sample line of smart
models, correct for street
and dress some in close
fitting, tailored styles
others, models of broader
brim ; in :
Duvetyn, Hatter's Plush,
Sill(, Lyons Velvet
in all the newest autumn
New arrivals in Gage Sailors,
$7.50 to $15.00.
The Third Floor
Glove Is Favored
In soft French kid, with
strap wrist and elaborately
embroidered back; in tan,
gray, black and white ; mod
erately priced at $6.75 a
While New One Clasp
Gloves with fancy two-tone
crochet embroidered backs
and large pearl clasps are
priced $3.75 a pair.
And 12 and 16 Button
Gloves of finest kid, with
fancy and Grenoble Point
embroidered backs, are $8.50
to $10.00 a pair.
The Main Floor
The Pilgrim Bag
for shopping and is both
practical and roomy. Made
of soft Indian Rubber
Leather, nicely lined with
durable quality silk moire;
in brown, tan, red and black ;
moderately priced, $2.95.
Oxfords That Are
Correct for Fall
must look comfortable to be
smart; with walking heel,
with perforated tip or ball
strap, in black or tan, in kid
and calfskin. One complete
assortment of ten or more
styles are remarkably low
priced at $7.95 a pair.
The Main Floor
New Arrivals-in Canton
Crepe Dresses Are Priced
Delightful dresses; decidedly new One is
trimmed with Monkey Fur in long graceful lines
down the sides of the skirt; one carries attractive
side panels cleverly ribbon trimmed; another
contrasts its rich blackness with little clusters of
dull white beads; They are:
In black, of course,
and in navy blues
The sleeves will win the heart of any fair
wearer who hesitates short, with graceful full
ness; one especially delightful model has the deep
"bracelet cuff" falling high from the shoulder
Their quantity is limited and their price,
we think, is especially low. For this
reason we advise earliest possible choice.
All Sizes For Misse, 16 and 18, for Women
36 to 44.
The Redy-to-Wer Shop Third Floor
Shirts in newest patterns and colorings,
well cut, well tailored, some are from our
own stock reduced for the day others are
a special purchase of unusual values in :
Percales, Poplins, Striped Madras
All atzei are included, 14 to 17 Ja
Men's Laundered Collars, 12 for $1
Correct styles of well-known makes; many
have been used as samples. All are new and
fresh. In boxes, one dozen for $1.00. Sizes
13'. to .17.
Wool Suits: $35
Herringbones, homespuns, cheviots; half and
full lined; two and three-button styles; with soft
roll lapels; in grays, browns, blues and fancy
mixtures ; sizes 35 to 46.
The Men's Shop Main Floor
"To Talk of
A New Cigar Stand
is now open at the 17th
and Harney street en
trance. Mezzanine Floor
In New Cafeteria
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
with candied sweet pota
The Downetaira Store
Lessons in Needlework
An instructor in art
needlework will gladly
assist you at any time be
tween 10 and 12 a. m. and
1 and 5 p. m. in the Art
Vanity Fair Paper
Daintily tinted and pret
tily boxed, will inspire
new correspondence. 39c
The Main Floor.
Boys' New Norfolk Suits
With Two Pairs Trousers
Sturdy little suits for school and playtime, single breasted, and belted,
fully lined, in basket weaves and cashmere. And each with a second pair
of trousers. 7 to 16 years.
Regular Foot Ball Sweaters
Have New Stripes: $3.50
Splendid wool slip-ons with roll col
lars and stripes around the waist;
ribbed bottoms. Sizes 24 to 36, $3.50;
30-32, $4.50; and 34, $6.00.
Norfolk Suits in Wool Mixtures
Are Very Exceptional at $13.95
These suits are of very fine quality
materials, excellently tailored, Norfolk
styles; 7 to 16 years.
Kiddie Kars : 98c
A great purchase from an overstocked jobber.
Genuine White Kiddie Kars
Sizes No. 1, 98c Sizes No. 2, $1.29
The Fourth Floor
Free Movies for the Children
A 6-reel film starring Coleen Moore.
Saturday at 9:30 A. M. In Our Auditorium.
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