THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 18. 1917.
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 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
AnheT ......... ....
Benaar ... 17
Blalaa ............ II
Baa Bette.. 14
Brown.,,., ....... 41
Chayaana ......... 80
I'olfai ............ 441
CunrilDt .......... 411
Cualar , 41
Doas-laa ......... J. Ill
WINNER OF ORATORICAL
CONTEST FOR STATE.
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Madison ..- 11
' Fraaklla ...
Rlr.hardaon . . .
Hcott'a Bluff. .
I Thayer .......
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Talata Hill 4008 t14 100614
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
Judge Holmes of the municipal
court man led Harvey B. Christensen
and Mabel B. Strause, both of this
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
, 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
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
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
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
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
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
E. J. DAVIS
1212 Farnam St.
Tel. D. 351
OMAHA DISTRIBUTORS OF McDOUGAL KITCHEN CABINETS
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
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.
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as eaceUeat sUa eator and rameve all faciei
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
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Go to any drug store and set a ia.eeal
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Don't fret any longer shoot those Mack
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km eruptions! they all ga and "go quick"
if you use Stuart's Calcium Wafers. A lasall
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We Pay the Freight
We pack and prepay the
freight charges on all pur
chases to any railroad station
in our territory absolutely
Qnuhi Home Furnishing Headquarters
Rich New Furniture. Rugs Draperies
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
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Interior Decorations Given
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
Unmatch-n P t ftt
able iug oecuon vrrerings
Similar to cut. Has comfortable spring seat
and back and is covered in durable figured
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
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
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.........
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
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. ,
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.
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
WE PAY THE FREIGHT TO ANY R. R. STATION IN OUR TERRITORY f
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