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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 18. 1917.
Nebraska HEBRASKANS OWN 100,531 AUTOS ftnnber of Motor Vehicles in the State Increases Four fold in Three Tears. JTOUBJSS BY COUNTIES i (Tm a Staff CorreBpondenL) f Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.) I There are about four times as many I automobiles in Nebraska in 1916 then there was in 1913, according to a list prepared by Secretary of State Pool. The number in 1913 was 25,617; in 1914, 0,929: in 1915, 59.140, and in 1916, it was 100,534. The increase this year will be considerably over the mark. The list as prepared by counties is interesting in that it shows the de velopment in each county of the au tomobile industry. There appears to be a lack of increase in McPherson county up to last year, but that is explained by the fact that Arthur and McPherson counties were under the name of the latter in 1913. The newer counties appear to have increased much more than the older counties, for instance, Kimball county jumped from eleven automobiles in 1913 to 174 in 1916, while Lancaster increased only from 1,781 in 1913 to 6.007 in 1916. Douglas county increased from 1315 in 1913 to 8,561. The list does not include motorcycle numbers, and is as follows: CoonMse. ' Itll. Ada ma 7 Aatelopa 311 AnheT ......... .... Benaar ... 17 Blalaa ............ II Baoee ill Baa Bette.. 14 BoTd I Brown.,,., ....... 41 BnrfaJa t Bart Ml Ballar 4 Caaa 410 Cedar Ohaee 44 flaarry lit Chayaana ......... 80 cisr sift I'olfai ............ 441 CunrilDt .......... 411 Cualar , 41 Dakota ISO Dawes Ill Daweoa 34 Doual 41 Dlson Ill Dedsa 14ft Doas-laa ......... J. Ill Dundy WINNER OF ORATORICAL CONTEST FOR STATE. IS 410 M .. 4 . 144 . 114 .. IT ,. 31 . 17 .. U 131 . ton . Ml ' .. 141 . II . H . 317 1 . 34 . 313 , 113 . 371 .. 41 ... 30 II . 374 .'.1,711 Lincoln 1M Loaan 11 Loup 32 Madison ..- 11 McPherson 33 Merries; lot Fllmora .... ' Fraaklla ... Frontier . Pnrnae Gare ........ Garden Garfield ... Uospar (Iraat Ureeler I! all Hamilton ... HarUa Hayes ...... Hitchcock . Molt ........ Maoker ..... Howard ,.. .Inffereoa Johnson Kearney ... Kallk Kara Paha. Kimball ... Knoi . Lancaster 1314. Ill 141 , I 31 17 711 303 , 1,7 110 110 7IT 107 77 III 117 301 101 700 71 171 til 111 III 4l II : in us 3.147 . Ill t 117 114 114 110 4 . 1 101 14 am' 717 711 ' 301 3 II 4(1 31 117 414 . ' 017. 13 1111. 1,113 740 17 111 37 ISO 301 304 311 141 43 1.M3 H4 184 113 lit 373 03 373 314 1.011 411 343 114 101 II II ' 100 3,4(8 444 II 4. 1.313 1,410 301 714 411 34S 411 1,314 180 117 . ISO 31 Hi 1,111 1.0JI 174 114 30 r, 173 .11 4(1 41 ia 4lt :. in . 1J7 113 101 1.036 743 10 II Morrill . Nanee Nemaha Nuckolls Otoa Pawnoa .. Parklna Phalpa ........ Pleree ........ Platla Polk Rod Willow.... Rlr.hardaon . . . Book Raima ... Sarpr gwundara Hcott'a Bluff. . fcaward ...... Mhertdaa ..... Sherman Htoua Btaalaa ..... I Thayer ....... Thamaa ...... Thurston ..... Valley Washington .. Wayne ....... Webster ...... Wheelor Tark 18 130 '4.10 310 CHS 111 17 171 111 118 184 114 401 It 111 180 114 lot Ml , III 110 31 111 111 10 , 107 111 001 111 117 , II . ill in t in 15 it 170 164, 101 771 Oil 1,140 611 107 137 678 1,311 1,06 410 111 III ! Ill 1.467 444 1.178 121 S74 107 41 60 II 411 414 1,016 71 604 7- 1,041 4.111 4M 17 371 til ill IM 411 .74 374 401 toot 11 ,' 116 4. 76 11.1 111 11.7 . 174 004 304 in 17 III ton 14 !14 160 743 101 ,' III II 1111. 1,060 1,117 41 100 100 1.301 171 411 176 1,434 1.131 1.141 1.614 l.lll 411 III 71.4 1.410 1.311 1.411 3.041 411 473 1,313 314 ' 114 1,131 1,611 ll 1.116 111 117 1,017 l.lll 111 111 414 101 114 MM l.ill 13 80S 610 1.010 71 00 1.674 02 .198 131 346 374 1.866 1,007 1,111 134 117 1,117 II 1.011 404 10 l.lll 1,070 l,l HU 380 1,0" 31 1.100 1.17 131 1.347 311 1.664 717 8.870 1.000 l.lll I 601 367 771 1,873 I 114 67 1.444 1,140 III 116 3001 Talata Hill 4008 t14 100614 Obituary Notes kS1 Lincoln. Keb. 17. (Special Tele gram.) Elmer Barr of Creighton uni versity, Omaha, was awarded first place in the annual oratorical contest of the Nebraska Collegiate association at Bethany last night, Miss Delta Bowen of Hastings college won sec ond place and L. J. Gregory of York tlnrd. Barr had lor stiriject ot nis ora tion "Democracy's Discipline." Miss Bowen spoke on "The Dawn of Rus sia" and Gregory's subject was "The Criminality of Mason. Representa tives of Cotner university, Grand isl and college, Wesleyan university and Doane college also took part in t lie contest. HYMENEAL Christensen-Strause. " Judge Holmes of the municipal court man led Harvey B. Christensen and Mabel B. Strause, both of this city. Hoskinson-Harms. West Point, Neb., Keb. 17.-(Spe- ciaL) On Wednesday morning Father Klemenz united in marriage Frederick L. Hoskinson of Neligh and Miss Mary Coletta Harms of Hooper. The ceremony was per formed at St Mary's church in this city. The groom is foreman of the tiutterlield ranch, near iNeiigii, where the new home will be made. Dietie-Rapp. Gretna, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rapp celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniver sary Wednesday and on that day their daughter, Carolina, was mar ried to Martin Dietie. Rev. H. F. Schmidt of the Lutheran church per formed the marriage ceremony. Halbur-Batenhorst. West Point, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe cial.) The marriage of Frank C. Batenhorst to Miss Ineresa A. Hal- bur took place at St. Boniface church Monterey, on . Wednesday. Kcv. ii. Sclioof. rector of the parish, per formed the ceremony. The attend ants at the altar were Misses Emma Wraggc and Mary Batenhorst, Joseph tiainur ana. rernara caiennorsi. miss Rosa Batenhorst acted as ring bearer. The '-nng people are members of we., aide families and were born and reared in this county. They will make their home on a recently purchased farm near Cedar Rapids. Allen-Bennett. Esther Bennett and Howard Allen were married by . Rev Charlea W. Savidee Saturday. They were ac companied by Albert v. Anderson and Mrs. fclvtne Uinstcnsen 01 council Bluffs. Kirschbaum-Thrane. Miss Florence Thrane. daughter of laroh Thrane at Waterloo. Neb., and Steva Kirschbaum were married Sat urday by Kev. Charles W. Savidge. The bride's sister, Miss Helen Thrane, of Waterloo, accompanied them. A Beautiful Complexion Former Game Warden Held For Check From Pierce Man Tram a Staff Correspondent. Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.) For mer State Game Warden Gus Ruten beck may have something to remind him that he was once an official of the state of Nebraska, a check sent him him by H. K. Rohn, former county clerk of Pierce county, for $386, in settlement for game and fish licenses, having been returned to State Treasurer Hall protested. f The check was dated January 3, but' was not received by the state treas urer until January 23. It was sent out for collection, but from informa tion gained the former county clerk left the country soon after his term of office expired, leaving no funds. State Treasurer Hall says he will hold Mr. Rutenbeck for the money, which was in the form of a personal check. It is understood that the county hoard of Pierce county is now checking up the accounts of the for mer county clerk. He was bonded in the American Surety company of New York. , News Notes of Holdrege. Holdrege, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special.) R. J. Smith, a Lincoln architect, was awarded the contract for drawing plans for the new $30,000 Methodist church at a meeting of the building committee last night. Bids will be advertised for in about six weeks and construction will be rushed. The work of clearing the new site will be gin next week. The first meeting of the Parent Teachers' association was held last night in the high school auditorium and devoted to garden work. Garden Supervisor Stewart reviewed last year's work and gave plans for the coming season, while Corrine Free man, state canning champion: Wal lace Erickson, who netted $3,602 per acre on his garden; representatives of the Woman's club and Board of Education spoke. Young Mexican is Stabbed 'to Death at Grand Island Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe cial Telegram.) Joe Martinez, a young Mexican, whose home was in Central City, was found dead at an early hour this morning near the semaphore station in the Union Pa cific yards. He had been stabbed over the heart, about the head and cut on the left shoulder. It was clear, too, that he hid been dragged for some distance, as blood spots indicated. This trail led to the finding of his hat near some cars west of the spot and toward the city freight house, where there were some signs of a scuffle. The officers have so far as announced no definite clue, but axe making a thorough investigation. Girl Struck by Automobile. Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe cial.) Isabel Rich, the 12-year-old daughter of Dr. Rich, was struck by an automobile and burled to the curb ing, receiving numerous bruises about the head and limbs. The automobile driver stopped and assisted the little girl to her home, but his name was not learned. None of the injuries is serious, however. Three Weddings at York. York, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special.) Leland E. Gillan and Miss Cecil Grif fee, both of Exeter, were married Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. F. Ritchie, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. James E. Moeley and Miss Marga ret Snyder, both of Fremont, were married Wednesday afternoon . by County Judge H. G. Hopkins. William L. Hollister and Miss Emma W. Westenius, both of Stromburg. were married at the Bap tist parsonage. Rev. L. R. Bobbitt, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. North Platte and Grand Island to Get New Depots Agents and station masters of the Union Pacific at Grand Island and North Platte are in the city in con ference with the company's engineer ing department relative . to the pas senger depots to be constructed in the two towns. . At North Platte the foundation is in for the new depot to take the place of the one destroyed by fire several months ago. At Grand Island noth ing has been done except preparing the plans. Both depots are to be of stone and brick construction and work upon them will begin with the coming of spring. Widow of Late E. K. Valentine is Dead West Point, Neb, Feb. 17. (Spe cial.) Mrs. Frances A. Valentine, widow of the late Congressman E. K. Valentine, formerly of West Point, died in Chicago on Wednesday at the age of 68. She was married to Judge Valentine in 1866 and immedi ately thereafter located in West Point, where the judge was register of the United States land office. She is survived by two sons, Kimball E. and Watts C. Valentine, of Chicago. She was a jptive of Corning,. N. Y. Naturalizations at West Point. West Point, Neb, Feb. 17. (Spe cial.) Foreign-born residents of Cuming, county are flocking in in creasing numbers to the office of the clerk of the district court to apply for naturalization. The following are one Week's filings for naturalization certificates: Johann Egbert Stalling, Hermann Stalling, Henry Stalling, William Henry Brandes, Ernst Carl Aggaton Karlson, Titus Leonard An derson, Josef Uchytil, William Henry Ronnenitamp, William Henry August Winter, Fred Tcter Carlson, Herman Schmidt, Josef Sigmund. Notes from Beatrice And Gage County Beatrice, Neb.; Feb. ,17. (Special.) A. W. Wheeler, a pioneer of Gage county, died yesterday at his home near Beatrice, aged 82 years. He leaves a number of children, his wife having passed away some years ago. F. A. Rulla, the Filley county far mer who was kicked in the head by a horse Wednesday at his home, and who was operated uopn at a local hospital as the best hope of saving his life, is slowly improving, and the attending physician believes he will recover unless complications arise. . Word was received here stating that Mrs. Anna Racine, formerly of Odell, this county, was killed Thurs day at the station at Salt Lake City by being struck by a train. She was rushed to a hospital, but died on the way there. Nebraska Hereford Breeders Hold Show Grand Island. Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe cial.) The Nebraska Hereford Breed ers' association is holding Jts fourth annual show and sale in this city this week and the choice stock is bringing excellent prices. ' Three fancy bulls have sold for over $800 each and one for over $700. Leading stockmen from all over the central west are here either as buyers or sellers and the sales ring at the big horse barns is crowded. The following breeders have choice pure-bred stock on ex hibit and sale: C. C. Doehllna. Surprise. Neb. : A. O. Pear son. Genoa; A. D. Nelaon A Rons, Mlnden: N C Evans, Callaway; A. C. Smith, Irfxtng ton: R. B. Drake. Gibbon; Chauncey Cook. Shtilton; Ii. P. Btone, IvexlQKton; W. K. Oroen, Oenoa; Benger & Son, Callaway; A, W. Rlnra, Blba: O. K. Stryker, Rising City; Henry Smith. OetaTia; Frit Blfhel. Loup City; C. M. Knutaen, Hordvllla: Raamassen Bros.. Blba; O. G. Clement, Ord; J. W. Cower. Klwood; James . McCljrmount, Hol drege; J. Van Wlo. Ord; George C. Jonkln &. Son. Smlthflelrt; N. D. Myaenberg, David City; Pred McClymoant, Atlanta; John Her old, Lewlston; R. George, Hampton. Is Mealtime a Worry to You THE APPETITE POOR THE DIGESTION WEAK THE LIVER LAZY, AND THE BOWELS CONSTIPATED Under tuch conditions you cannot obtain the maximum value from your foodt Give proper help at once TRY HOSTETTER'S Stomach Bitters Heavy Hoisting E. J. DAVIS 1212 Farnam St. Tel. D. 351 m OMAHA DISTRIBUTORS OF McDOUGAL KITCHEN CABINETS t CHALONER B. SCHLEY, a wealthy retired banker, died at Colorado Sorinu Saturday after an extended illneaa. Mr. Schley came to Colorado thirteen yeara ago from New York asd bad been prominent In aoclal and club clrclei here rtnee. For yearn he was a member of the firm of More land, Schley A . Co. of New York, which waa established by his father. FRANK RIRSK, a former business man of West Point, died at his farm home near Flalnview on Wednesday from the effects ot a stroke of paral ysis suffered some years ago. For the last five years he had been helpless Invalid, and death came as a release from much suffering. The body waa brought to West Point and the funeral waa held at St Mary's church Saturday morning. Ite was el years of aire and a widower. J OH AN RATSLAFP, aged 7 years. died at his home in Henderson Thursday afternoon, after an Illness of several months. Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon and the body buried In the Henderson cemetery. GEORGE W. PLEASANT, a colored preacher, who had been a resident of Lincoln for more than forty years, died yesterday at the home of his daughter in Omaha, Mrs. Gross. His body will be taken to Lincoln for burial. Major Moore, his half brother, is a well known Lincoln col ored man and waa Janitor at the state house for many years. Both of the brothers were born in slavery. the former being very nearly to years f sure. For macr yean ne had preached from in front of the city hall on pleasant Sunday afternoons WILLIAM H. SNYDKH, 75 years of ae, a civil war veteran, died Friday evening at the soldiers' home at Grand Island from ailments due to old age. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. A. Anderson, and two nephews, George Colter and V. C. Stevens, all of Omaha. Also a son-in-law, F. Jones ' of Los Angelea The body will be brourht to Omaha for burial. WILLIAM G. TKAUB, 4 years old, prominent lumber dealer of Norfolk, died at a local hospital following an Illness of four daya Besides his wife, he is survived by a married' daughter, Mrs. C. W. Bracken, and a son. Will- lam O. Traub. lived In Nebraska for thirty years, the last two of which he spent -at MorioiK. ine ooay wuj ent la Norfolk for burial. May Bs Obtained by ths Use Stuart's Calcium Wafers, ths Greatest of All Blood . , Purifiers. No need for anyone to to aboat any looter with a face covered with pimples, blotches, eruptions, blackheads and liver spots. These are all due to impurities in the blood. Cleanse, the blood thoroughly and the blemtshee will disappear. "Stsart'e Calcium Wafsra will five Toe as eaceUeat sUa eator and rameve all faciei erupttena." That's what Stuart's cTalcmai Wafers are Intended ' to aeeompllsh and da aeeocapltsh. Their principal ingredient is Calcium Sul phide, the quickest and moat thorough blood cleanser known. Thane wonderful little wafers set right istja the blood and destroy eruptive aub tancaa present in it. In some cases a few aaya are sufficient to make s marked tra .n,H,L And when the blood is purs the whole system ia a hundred par cant batter. Go to any drug store and set a ia.eeal tos at Stuart's Calcium Wafers. Get them today. Don't fret any longer shoot those Mack beads, pimples, bolls, tetter, eesejna spots or km eruptions! they all ga and "go quick" if you use Stuart's Calcium Wafers. A lasall sample package mailed free by eeadiof eou. poa below. ; Free Trial Coupon 1 F. A. Stuart Co, 3U Stuart BMs, Marshall, Mkk send me at oeea by re turn BuUl. a free trial Package of Staart' a Calcium Wafers. i..V.,.' at,. We Pay the Freight We pack and prepay the freight charges on all pur chases to any railroad station in our territory absolutely without charge. Qnuhi Home Furnishing Headquarters Rich New Furniture. Rugs Draperies atSavingsoflOto50 All Beaton & Laier February selling records are being eclipsed the genuine money-saving opportun ities presented throughout the store continue without parallel. Better take stock of your, home. What does it need? Is it as cheerful and comfortable, and "homey" as you would like it? Nows the time to make it so. You'll never buy good furniture to better advantage. . 11 forflialstr Iiwifa you visit our store and see the thousands of unusual values- . W C VOrulaliy lnVlie even though you have no present needs in furniture, youH enjoy a visit here. Folks about to furnish a modest apartment or bungalow will find this a real opportunity to possess furniture of Beaton & Laier quality, at prices easily within their means," and we are as anxious to have you visit our store and acquaint yourselves with Beaton & Laier values as you are to find the very best value for your money. Overstuffed and Mahogany Upholstered Rockers and Chairs Special . $10 . Values to $35.00 4t5-t7$o.t&SVL US Moi D-335XL l . At 1 I IU 111, All I II II III 1. M i tT 19 tAJ II w. m Interior Decorations Given Expert Attention Folk planning to make home more in viting win find the Beaton & Laief bur eau of interior decoration helpful. With out fee' or obligation on your part oor artists will submit new and interesting plans for beantif yirg the home. They will interpret yon? thoughts in any form of individual treatment. No eon tract too large for oor organization no detail too small to escape our earnest attention. Artistic work of an unusually high standard wrought out at common ' sense fhrices. Newest ideas in draperies, wall papers and interior fitments. 5et our fstimatm and ideas. . See them in pur 16th street win dow display. Every one should , bring at least twice the price ask- vUtUSe ea. rney are patterns we ve ae- cided to close out, regardless of LOUDgC. cose, ana should be snapped up Suickly at the low price quoted, ctter plan to choose yours early Monday. Unmatch-n P t ftt able iug oecuon vrrerings Similar to cut. Has comfortable spring seat and back and is covered in durable figured tapestry. Fine Heavy Bag Rugs, plain col ors, ' floral borders, 27x64 size special, each .$1.65 6x9 size Wool and Fibre Rugs sale price $5.75 4-6x7-6 size Grass Rugs, sale price each , $2.50 6x9 size Grass Rugs, sale price each $3.75 36x72 Axminster Rugs, in splen did variety, sale price, each, $3.75 9x12 Seamless Brussels Rugs, sale price, each $13.75 8-3x10-6 Seamless Wilton Rugs, small all-over patterns, sale price, each $32.50 9x12 Seamless Wilton Rugs, sale price. $35.00 A Splendid Inlaid Linoleum, sale price, per sq. yd. . . , ... . .90c Wonderful Showings of Moderately Priced Bedroom Furniture All Included in This Sale at Fractions of Their Real Value I .)P5 we a-USJBl ' tj-iiM'Maiiiigrj An Adam Bedroom Suite, as illustrated above; foil site bed, dresser, chif fonier, triple mirror dressing table, carefully built of select stock and beautifully finished. American walnut. Sale price, complete......... .$75 EXTRA SPECIAL-Moore's Wizard r L i.' D BURN COAL OR GAS QUEEN ANNE DRESSER In American Walnut, generous in size, fitted with pattern plate mir ror, similar to cut . djo Q "Jf" in design, sale price, J)eOe I O We are featuring two handsome American Walnut Four-piece Bed room Suites, consisting of bed, dresser, chiffonier and . d 1 Of triple mirror dressing table; one a Queen Anne type, I 'H the other William and Mary. Specially priced complete. . . ,t 1 I'M Guaranteed for either fuel Moore Combination Ranges have full length' high closets, smoke and soot burning tire boxes, oven thermometers, enamel trays, patent controlled dampers, are made of velvety-smooth east iron, have lids for coal, four burners for gas and will burn both fuels at the same time if you wish. They have no plates to remove in changing the oven from coal to gas. We show them in velvet black and full nickel trim, with or without polished tops and with or without glass oven doors. , 1,000 Pounds Good Coal Beginning Monday and continuing for the next thirty days we will furnish 1,000 pounds of Cannon Cllyi Colorado, coal ab solotaly ' fro with every Moor Wtaard rant sold.: Buy now. Finish the-winter with coal at no cost to you and be ready for sultry weather when It comes. This of fer holds good on present stocks only. FREE Among Scores of Noteworthy Buffet Specials A Craftsman Buffet from the shops of Gustav Stickly; splen didly built of choicest quarter ed white oak, beautifully .fin ished, nut brown fumed; exact ly like cut, 48 inches wide; a regular $50.00 CJOQ 7C value, reduced toJa6J7af O From two styles of William and Mary Buffets, similar to the above out in design, both care fully made of select quartered oak, finished Jacobean; the kind of furniture that you like better every day you live with it Take your &0I 7C eboiee, at...:.. tyrrlO A . massive 54-inch Lifetime. Buffet, Hke cut; built of select ' oak stock throughout, even to the drawer construction and '. elegantly finished nut brown fumed. Should sell for $50.00. Reduced by this ttOC A A sale to.:.. ipOOeUU See Oar Fumed and Golden Oak Buffets at $16.85 P i H WE PAY THE FREIGHT TO ANY R. R. STATION IN OUR TERRITORY f