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Sr. G. E. Condra Delivers Dis
cussion on "Coarse Aggre
gates" Before Convention,
The Midwest Cement show is a
matter of history. That is, the 1917
show is history. Of course, there will
be one in 1918. At 9 o'clock last night
the voting in the contest for the ce
ment house tob e given way officially
closed, and the how closed soon aft
er. Many hundreds of people saw the
show this year. Larger crowds than
in previous years attended. There
were more exhibits, and, in fact, prac
tically all the available floor space in
the municipal auditorium was occu
pied by exhibits. The matter of who
wins the cement house will probably
not be definitely settled for a few
days, as it will take some time for the
judges to read all of the replies, or
votes in the contest. Meantime the
material for the house will rest in the
basement of the Auditorium, to be
claimed by the winner when the an
nouncement comes.
Dr. George E. Condra of the Uni
versity of Nebraska opened the pro
gram at the convention of the Mid
west Cement Users' association at
the Hotel Rome Saturday, with a dis
cussion on "Coarse Aggregates," in
which he dealt as a geologist with
the various crushed rock materials
that go to the making of substantial
Percy Wells of Omaha, president
of the George Washington National
highway, spoke on this and other na
tional highways, assuring the cement
men that 4he day is not far distant
when these will he paved from end to
end with smooth, hard concrete, and
that the men before him in the asso
ciation will be the ones who will have
to furnish the substantial material for
this work.
S. E. Searle of Omaha, one of Ne
braska's constant road boosters, spoke
on the economic value of good roads
to a community or state; George
Walz of Fremont, consul of the Lin
coln Highway association, talked on
the progress the Lincoln Highway is
making. T. H. Johnson, city engineer
of Sioux City, . talked on concrete
roads and the experience Sioux City
has had with them, and J. B. Mar.
cellus of Kansas City spoke of con
crete roads and their superiority to
any other road that can be built,
Soldiers' Home Notes
Orand laland, Neb,, March 10. (Special.)
Daniel Pa: ton, lata of Company L, Hlxth
Missouri cavalry, paaeed away Thursday
momma; at 1:10 o'clock at the Weft hot.
pltal after an lllnaea af pnemonla. Ha waa
admitted August IS, 1119, from Furnae
county, and at that time waa 14 years af
aae. ue waa. a aeuve os Alabama. ,
Reports arrived from the residence of
ex-Commandant Zlmmerer at Lexington,
Neb,, that ha la recovering nicely from hie
aocfcleot at two week ago.
Mrf. H. Ncsbtt has . rtqueeted a sixty
day leajve of aboonoe, , ,
C ft Cope has takes elxty-day fur
lough. .'
W. ft ritmlng of Beaver City la vlalttnt
at the west hospital with hla father-in-law,
Den Payton, who la very low, suf
fering with pneumonia. .
Mary Blohop of Broken Bow, formerly a
member of the home, oame from Newton,
Ken., on Tueeday, where aha had been vie
itlng. her eon. She waa readmitted and
atelgned to rooms In tbo main building,
tine le 17 yeara ot age and atoo the trip
exceedingly well.
Mrs. M. J, Wolfe.' Mra. M, Bell. K. (5.
Wlman, Mra. D. Wallea and Henry Warden
nave reiuraea rroru furloughs.
My New Fabrics For
Spring and Summer
Are now ready for your inspection.
Many exclusive patterns are in
cluded which will appeal to you as
a lover of correct attire.
Tailored according to the latest
style to conform with your person
ality. Dependable Suitings Tailored to
your order
$30 TO $50
Five Years
at 1324
Farntm .
Dr. .IcKenney Says:
"Why will you let bad teeth handicap you in health
and appearance? Good teeth will give you both good
health and good looks.
"Let us tell you all about it no charge for consulta
tion." -
But Silnr
Woadwr Plato
worth IIS to $25,
c . EY
14th and Farnara Sts.
1324 Farnam Street
; , Phoa. Douglas 2S73
NOTICE Out-of-towa patraaa
eaa g.t Plata, Crowns, Bridges
and Filling, complata in 1 day.
Hsu rat 8: J0 A.
M. to 6 P. M.
ad Saturdays
Till (P.M.
Not Opea
Loans and Discounts Increase
Only Third as Fast as
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 10. (Special.) De
posits in the 846 State banks of Ne
braska have increased $26,064,272.44
since the last report made November
17. 1916. according to the report of the
condition of these banks issued by the
State aBnking board today. Loans
and discounts have increased $7,822,
112.33. The report in full is as fol
lows: Haeonrce.
Leane and dlacountl 1111.111,1)1 .16
Overdrafla 1,021, SUMS
Bond, aacurttles, clalma, ale. 2,4I,&2I.ib
Itue from National and State
bank ei.Ml.llI.il
Purnitura and flxtureo 4,129, 131. H
Other real aatata 291.11
Current espensee, taiea and
Intereat paid 1,1!, 111. I!
Caah Itema not to be Included
In estimating reserve 117,871.01
Caah J. bn.in.lt
Total 210,167,111). Id
Capital flock paid la I 11,
196. IS, 21
Surplua fund
Undivided proflta 1.
Dividends Un
paid S 11,110.11
Individual de-
Josile sub
set too heck ll.2!.724.:l
Demand certlfl
eatea of de-
poellf 13,!1M!S.7I ....
Time certlfl-
catea of de
petit 74,111,401.11 r
Due to Na- .'
tlonal and
bank 1.411,011 17 111,911,101.11
Notea and oil If redlacounted. 161,170,11
Bills payable s. 116,170.11
Depositors guaranty fund.... 1,111,141.61
Reserved far uses......... 17,611.02
Total 1220,167,310.10
Railway Mail Clerks
Chaff Under the
Hardships of Eiules
(Cadttaaed from Fires 1-aff ,)
on the road are entitled to $1,500 per
annum after eight years of service,
while the terminal men are only rated
up to $1,200 per year. The policy is
to take clerks from road duty, place
them in terminals and reduce their
salaries. What a prospect for a clerk
to face, when after yeara of faithful
service, after reaching the maximum
salary, he is arbitrarily reduced.
Greater Strain.
Now to the crowning triumph of
old man Economy. Ever since the
establishment of the railway mail
service the fact has been recognized
that a man compelled to work on a
moving train was under a great
Dhvsical (train. All railroads recog
nize this fact and make allowance for
it. The average postal clerk was
compelled to put in at much, and
ouita often more, time than a train
man, Now when railroad, man
comes off his run the time oft It hit
own to do at he pleases., .Not to the
postal clerk. He is owned, body and
soul, by the department, who make
the claim that all of hit time must be
made subiect to its pleasure.
Besides the road duty, the clerk is
compelled to make two examinations
a year, hat to memorize from 1,500
to Z.UOU otticei, naa to Keep an
tchemet and achedulet corrected,
must memorize a cute' little book
called the black book, eontain-
Dodge Stmt.
i reem
C A. I Boat Z2k ; fl I He.vi.at Brldf ti
. 3UC Cold Crow.: ... 4 Work, p.r tth. H
Fro ,
No Students
g rules and regulations (he has
to memorize tnis complete, as
each year he is 'compelled to
answer seventy questions taken at
random out of it); must prepare slips
for his distribution (this last item
alone requires at least thirty minutes
daily), and it always subject to call
for extra duty, without pay. The de
partment heretofore has always
recognized this fact and has made an
allowance of two hours a day for this
work, not an excessive allowance by
any means.
Demand More Time.
It has been the custom to demand
from a clerk at least six and no more
than six hours and thirty minutes
actual road duty. This is really more
time than conductors or brakemen on
passenger trains put in, with no study
or preparation for road duty at home.
But now orders nave Deen issuea oy
which clerks on the road are forced
to put in from six hours and fifty
minutes to eight hours and fifteen
minutes actual road duty, on on an
average of about seven h(jirs and
thirty minutes daily.
By this crowning, slave-driving
method, there will be about thirty-
four clerks withdrawn from the road
and put in terminals to be reduced,
or they can have the choice of mov
ing to some other division. 1 he ma
jority of these clerks either own their
homes here in this city, or else are
paying for them, and if compelled to
move must sacrifice a good deal, be
sides paying their own expenses of
It seems to me that it is about time
that the business men of this city
were made aware of the rotten serv
ice that thit efficient postmaster gen
eral is forcing on them. It also means
something to have the income of
these clerks lost to them. The ac
tual savins: to the department it so
small, and considering that it is all
taken from the hide ot the clerks,
that it would teem no one could be
a monster enough to cause this use
less misery to these clerks that will
be compelled to move.
Now, Mr, editor, and you, Mr.
Businessman, it when we need your
support to have this inhuman plan
revoked. No private corporation
would have the audacity to force its
employes to accept conditions of this
kind. I he method employed here
savors very much of conditions down
south "befoh de wall."
Jtmf Nlckeraon, dttputy United fit!
mtrhftl, returned Saturday from Kinkakee,
111., whir ha waa during the ilcknesuj and
death ot hla ted mother, She waa burled
In Too lea. III.
I. C. Berryman, n Income tat agent,
working under Revenue Agent John A. Mc-
CaPe, haa been tranerered to Bt. jjoum.
: I ' arp hiMb attend our" i
I nm : M f ex. I
I nnnn Ifndiinnsy i
'iliu OMAHA iami'DAlf i: ihaKoH
Reisner Takes Mild
Shot at Lobbying
By the Governor
(From a Staff Correepo..,' ;nt.)
Lincoln, March 10. (Special.)
"Whenever the governor of the state
of Nebraska comes on to the floor of
this house and lobbies for any bill, as
he did the other day, it is 'Governor's
Day," and when he does that I want
the member of this house to under
stand that it will also be 'Reisner's
These were the words of Repre
sentative Reisner of Thomas county
this morning, when, speaking on a
question of privilege, he addressed the
house covering the episode of last
Wednesday, when he spoke seventeen
times during the morning session.
Calling attention to the newspaper
accounts of the matter, and especially
to a lengthy account in a Lincoln pa
per, Mr. Reisner said: "If the news
papers think they can have any fun
with me in this session, they are at
perfect liberty to do so. The news
paper boys are fine bunch of fellows
and I like them all, and they can go
ahead and have all the fun they want.
One newspaper says that the legisla
ture was 'kidding' me that day. Well,
you can do that if you want to, and it
is all right, and if you can get any
fun out of it you are welcome to it.
But I want you to understand that I
am being paid $10 a day to come here
and assist in doing business for the
state of Nebraska, and whenever I
can be recognized by the chair I pro
pose to speak upon any measure
which I think affects the state, and try
at least to represeni the people who
sent me here.
"Whenever there is business to be
transacted. I think vou will admit that
I am generally in my seat and doing
my best to have business done. The
newspapers refer to the Wednesday
matter as being 'Reisner Dav.' I
simply want to say that whenever the
governor of Nebraska comes on the
floor of thit house lobbying for any
bill it is 'Governor'! Day' and it will
also be 'Reisner's Day.'
When the Thomas county member
took his seat he was greeted with long
and vociferous hand clapping as a re
ward for his remarks.
Former Ord Farmer Diet.
Ord, Neb., Marth 10. (Special Tel
egram.) Joseph Vopat died on the
doorstep of the home of Ed F, Bera
nek about noon today. Apparently
he arrived in Ord on a morning train.
He has a son and daughter, Frank
Vopat and Mrs. M. F. Crosby, living
here. For three weeks he had been
in a Lincoln hospital taking treat
ment, but his home was in Canada.
Mr. Volpat was a farmer near Ord
until ten yean ago.
Monday and Tuesday, March Twelfth and Thirteenth
' ' 1
1 X T kO a1 1
: I UbwNS Wraps ouits oats ,
1 1 ' Fabrics and Accessories of Dress
11, lal7.
British Guns Give
Rest Night or
Soldiers of the Kaiser Believe
Kuthless U-Boat Opera
tions Will Soon End
the War.
(Correepondenca of The Aaaoclated Preaa.)
British Headquarters in France,
March 9. (Via London.) Blizzards
conditions have prevailed on the
western front for two days, holding
the military operations within a very
small compass. Coming after a ten
days' thaw and the apparent approach
of an early spring, the renewed cold
has been keenly felt.
The howling March gales, accompa
nied by heavy snowfalls, have inter
fered with nearly every phase of
modern warfare activity, except the
persistent roar of the British guns,
which fire continuously, day and
night, regardless of weather, nurling
death, destruction and confusion be
hind the enemy's lines.
They "search out" roads, pound
communication lines to cut oS sup
plies, "pay attention" to places where
reliefs are likely to take place and
otherwise harrass the Germans, with
scarcely a moment's respite.
It is increasingly evident that in
carrying out their retirement in the
Arras and Somme areas the Germans
sacrificed large numbers of their very
best soldiers. Carefully selected from
various regiments, they were given
certain posts, with instructions to
hold them against all odds, a ma
jority of them having no idea what
ever that they were fighting a rear
guard action. Prisoners taken rep
resent the highest type of the Ger
man army.
It wat not until their repeated "S.
O. S" rocket signals for af tillery as
sistance went completely unanswered
that these men suspected the
position in which they had been
placed that they formed a sacrifi
cial screen covering the retreat of
the main body of their comrades.
The prisoners still profess belief in
a German victory, frankly saying that
they base their confidence largely in
Germany's submarine campaign,
which they and all the rest of the
army have been told it sure to bring
peace within three months. Letters
found on prisoners and dead men
also show the extent to which the
promise of victory through unre
stricted submarine warfare hat been
Germans No
Day, Rain or Sun
disseminated throughout the empire.
On the other hand, great paint
seem to have been taken to prevent
the men at' the front from learning
the details and the possibility entailed
in the break with the United States.
The prisoners know nothing of that
side, although one had a letter from
home which read:
"I hope you are keeping well. One
reads of British attacks daily. What
say you about America? Our situa
tion is becoming more and more criti
cal. Perhaps the U-boats will bring
the war to a speedy finish or else
we shall make more enemies."
Eerr Hofer Says Government
Fear of Agrarians Prevents
Adequate Food Measure.
The Hague, March 10. (Via Lon
don.) Further extracts from the
speech of the tocialitt deputy, Herr
Hofer, during the sensational food
debate in the Prussian diet are
printed in the Berlin Vorwaerts. The
Vorwaerts quotes Herr Hofer as say-
"The government vacillates be
tween fear of the agrarians and fear
of the masses like a reed in the wind.
If vou insist on carrying on war you
must see that the people are ade
quately fed. Does it not suffice for
the government to incur the hatred
t t, ,ti1 wnrM nr do thev also
i. .,,i;n or hnme? The oeo-
ole have been fed on fine words long
. , ij i
enough; we aemana uccuo.
The Vorwaerts says that Herr Ho
fer was frequently cneereu. r.isc
...t lh. nlnor BOVO that it hS lit
terly received a number of complaints
A .u. nnnr mialitv and in different
preparation of the food supplied in
tne popular iuuu linwivuo ok j
and declaret that the evening meals
in these places are unfit for con
sumption. The Vorwaerts asks what
will be the condition in summer if
this is the case in the present cold
Beo Want Ada are the beet business
Mayor's Nemesis Files Suit
Against City Commissioners,
Alleging Fraud Deal
Enter James D. Murphy, citizen of
Omaha, militant taxpayer, enjoiner
of Mayor Dahlman et al and self-appointed
guardian of the public treas
ury. In an ex rel suit filed in district
court Saturday Mr. Murphy suet all
the city commissioners, with the ex
ception of Commissioner Butler, and
Mayor Dahlman and their bondsmen
to recover $13,716.67, which amount,
he says, was "wrongfully and fraudu
lently" spent in buying two autot and
paying for their upkeep and chauffeur
since 1912. He also asks the court
that the commissioners and the mayor
be removed from office if his charges
against them are sustained.
Mr. Murphy filet bit suit "as a tax
payer in behalf of the city of Omaha,"
the same way he prefaced hit recent
suit against Mayor Dahlman which
resulted in the court handing down a
permanent injunction restraining the
mayor from using city autot for pri
vate business.
Some Auto History.
Mr. Murphy states in his petition
that the city commissioners and the
mayor "wrongfully and fraudulently
appropriated" funds for the purchase
of an auto in 1912 He alleges that
they bought a new car in 1916 and the
combined cost of the two machines,
plus their upkeep charges and the
$5,846.42 at chauffeur's salary for the
four years, amounts to $13,716.67, the
amount he asks in his suit.
The petitioner brands the auto
deals "perpetration of public wrong,"
"gross extravagance" and "wanton
and unlawful squandering" of the
city't money.
Mr. Murphy explodes another bomb
by his suit. He states that on Decem
ber 2, 1916, he served notice on City
Attorney Rine to bring suit against
the city commissioners to recover the
money. He alleges that Rine, "in
violation of his oath of office," refused
to bring any action. Mr. Murphy,
therefore, asks the removal o Mr.
Rine from office.
Harford Memorial, Lothrop an Nine
teenth, E. L. Reeee. Pastor Sunday school.
10. At 11, "Broken Chalnn or Awake to
Freedom." At 7:20, "Bleaelnga From Sor
rows." At 1:30. Christian Endeavor.

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