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Major Fetterman, Former In
spector General of Nebraska,
Ordered to Duty at Fort
Sam Houston, Tx.
Washington Bureau of The
Omaha B, 1311
G Street.
By Edgar C. SNYDER.
Washington, - March 24. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Charles H.
Sloan today accepted the invitation
of the Memorial day committee of the
Omaha Grand Army of the Republic
to deliver the Memorial address, at
Omaha, probably in the Auditorium,
May 30. Captain C. E. Adams, chair
man of the Memorial day committee,
will be in charge of the exercises.
Lieutenant Roy Haggerty. who has
been at his home in .Geneva on fur
lough for a short time, was in WastuJ
Camp Green, N. C. He called on
Congressman Sloan.
The bankers' committee of north
Nebraska, whici will hold its annual
meeting at Fremont Arbor day, April
22, has extended an invitation to Rep
resentative Dan Stephens to address
the meeting on -that date. Mr. Steph
ens has accepted the invitation, but
wilt go home about April 13 in order
that he may deliver a number of Lib
erty loan speeches under the auspices
of the Liberty loan committee. He
will work in the state until the bank
ers' meeting at Fremont.
Fetterman to Fort Sam Houston.
Major A. D. Fetterman of Hyannis,
who has been on active duty in this
city for the last three weeks, has been
ordered to duty at Fort Sam Houston,
Tex., and will leave for his new post
next week.
Major Fetterman formerly was in
spector general of the Nebraska Na
tional Guard. For several years he
did newspaper work in Omaha.
Captain Walter L. Anderson of
Lincoln, representing the provost
marshal general's office in Nebraska,
is in Washington on matters con
nected with his work in the state.
Captain Anderson expects to remain
in the capital for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. Bougher of Ran
dolpn, who are returning to Nebraska
after a visit to relatives at Petersburg,
Va., werj shown about the capitol to
day by Representative Stephens.
New Homestead Rule.
Homestead entrymen desiring to
take advantage of the unlimited leave
of absence recently authorized by
congress need only to so notify the
ocal land officials' within 10 days after
leaving their entries and claim the
benefits of the act.
On or before February 1 of each
'ear the entryman must file a written
statement under oath corroborated by
two witnesses, with regard to such
absence. This statement must give
the date or dates of absence or return,
and the name or names of .those by
whom he was employed in farm labor.
Unless such statement is filed the en
tryman cannot claim the benefits of
the 'law. '
This act does not in any particular
excuse the entryman from full com
pliance with the law and regulations
with respect to cultivation of his own
entry and the erectfrm of improve
ments thereon. These requirements
must be fulfilled.
(Fiom a Staff Correspdondcnt.)
Lincoln, March 24. (Specials
March 29 to April 2 has been set for
the next movement of draft men from
Nebraska to Camp Funston which w ill
consist of 453 men. Most of these
will pass through Lincoln.
The Douglas county contingent
will be among the first to go, 80
men composing tne company wnicn
Will leave Omaha over the Burlington
at 11:45 p. m. on March 30 going by
the way of Kansas City, arriving
there at 7:15 in the morning. The
train will be a special. They will
leave there at 8:30 over the Union
Pacific and arrive in Funsto'n at 2 in
the afternoon.
Lincoln men to the number of 29
will not go until April 2, leaving
Lincoln at 3 in the afternoon and
arriving at Funston at 10:30 the next
morning. They will gp over the
Union Pacific.
Sherman county is the only county
in the state which yill furnish no men
at this time.
Use Much White Corn
In Mills at Humboldt
. Stella, Neb., March 24. (Special.)
Fifteen , hundred bushels of white
corn is converted into cornmeal every
day in the week at the Cooper mills
in Humboldt, Richardson county.
Farmers around Humboldt are un
able to supply the entire demand of
this mill for good white corn, and in
consequence much of the corn ground
is shipped in from outside territory.
Holbrook Goes Over Top.
Holbrook, Neb., March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Holbrook went ovet
the top in the bigjwar savings stamp
drive yesterday. All the citizens of this
precinct met at the opera house, the
stores closing from 2 to 4 in the
afternoon. The amount raised was
$24,000, Some of the country dis
tricts went over three times their
Ship Trainload of Stock.
Cambridge, Neb.. March 24. '(Spe
cial Telegram.) Cambridge stockmen
shipped a special train of stock to
Kansas City tonight. It consisted of
25 cars of cattle and 12 of hogs, which
will probably net $100,000.
Potter Oversubscribes.
Potter, Neb., March 24. (Special
Telegram.) Potter again demon
strated its loyalty to the government
and went over the top with a ?ub
icription of $14,000 in the war sav
ings stamp drive.
Keith Oversubscribes.
Ozallala. Neb.. March 24 (Special
Telegram.) Keith county's quota for j
war savings was iW.UUU. .I-orty-thrcc
Commissioner Shumway Urges
Legislation to Develop Potash
Industry on State Lands
on Royalty Basis.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 24. (Special.) The
state through the coming special ses
sion of the legislature should lease its
potash lands to parties who will de
velop them on a royalty to the state
and do it quickly, is the opinion of
Land Commissioner Grant L. Shum
way, who said:
"The profits from potash lakes de
pends on the present high prices.
Twelve and a half per cent royalty
now is more than 100 per cent under
normal conditions, and it is a question
whether under normal conditions
these lakei of Nebraska can be oper
ated at all.
"About nine months have been
taken by the law and the 'courts to
reach the recent decision. There
should be no further delay awaiting
needful legislation if the schools are
e benefits.
1 his legislature cannot appro
priate to build a state owned plant, and
later legislatures may never have the
disposition. Except for these con
ditions, and the present emergency.
1 would urge a public owned plant.
I will recommend it in my next report,
anyway, for there' are five times the
number of acres unexplored as are
now prospected. Twelve or 13 coun
ties can share in this production.
"The state board has held a war
emergency existed, and it sought by
establishing rules, to preserve the
interests of the state, to produce
quickly, to prevent monoply and to
keep out of the hands of German
agents. Laws should be framed with
the same purpose.
"To prevent leaching away of state
values by drawing from outside the
borders of state lands, will require
legislative attention. Meander lakes
and ponds should be declared state
property in clearer terms, and heavy
penalties provided to prevent deple
tion of state property, by underground
channels or otherwise.
'"A hundred ton plant will pay the
state in royalties nearly $60,000 a
month. The first legislature that can
provide for building a state plant, is
a year off. By that time more than
enough to build it will have been paid
to the state in royalties if immediate
legislative authority is given the
state board."
Nebraska Mills Have Big
Capacity for Cornmeal
Mills of Nebraska can turn out
447,000 barrels of cornmeal, 6,300 bar
rels of hominy and grits, 63,500 bar
rels of corn flour, and 18,700 barrels
of barley every 30 days, according to
a survey made by Gurdon W. Wat
tles, federal food administrator for
Mr. Wattles was asked to make this
survey by Herbert Hoover, United
States food administrator, who is
making a similar survey of the agri
cultural states of the union.
Of the 175 mills iu the state, the
report was made on the basis of those
with a capacity less than 75 barrels
daily and those over. These figures
Mills less than 75 barrels:
Cornmeal, 139,000 barrels; hominy
and' grits, 5,300 barrels: corn flour,
12,500 barrels; barley, 18,700 barrels.
Mills more than 75 barrels:
Cornmeal, 308,000 barrels; hominy
and grits, 4,00 barrels; corn flour,
63,500 barrels; barley, 18,700 barrels.
Nebraska Ranks High in
Observing Meatlesf Days
Nebraska is eleventh among the
states of the union in observing the
meatless requirement and nineteenth
in observing the wheatless require
ments, according to information re
ceived by Gurdon W. Wattles, fed
eral food administrator for Nebraska.
On a survey made by the food ad
ministration through the churches,
Nebraska reported an average of7.08
wheatless meals a week per person,
and an average of 13.7 meatless meals
per family per week.
On this report, the ste is not up
to the request of the government,
which asks for 11 wheatless meals
weekly. However, it is a trifle ahead
of the request of the government on
the meatless , program, for only 11
meatless meais were asked, while Ne
braska shows practically two .each
Nebraska, however, is above the
general average for the United .States
as the average on wheatless meals is
6.97 and on meatless. 12.29.
Polk County Sales
Of War Stamps Success
Mromburg, Neb., March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The sales of war sav
ings stamps was a great success here
and in the county. Stromburg sold $37,-
juu, two and one-halt times its share.
Osceola sold $26,200; Shelby, $14,450;
Polk, $13,000; and in the county more
than $320,000; 50 per cent more than
the allotment for the county. County
Chairman J. W. Wilson of this city
is well satisfied with the success of
the sales.
Former Fairbury Man Dead.
Fairbury, Neb., March 24. (Spe
cial.) A telegram received Friday
morning announced the sudden death
of Elmer McDowell of Fairbury, 111.
Mr. McDowell was formerly cashier
of the First National bank of Fair
bury, serving in that position for ten
Dark or Light
Order a Case Sent Heme
Omaha Beverage Co.
Phone Douf. 4231.
So far as reported subscriptions for
war savings stamps by Nebraska
counties and the quotas are as follows:
Countv Quota. and ShIm.
Adams . 44S,0ti0 I 50.000
Antelopa .HS.Sf.O S75.0O1)
Hoone SM.161 335.000
Box Butt 130.780 135.000
Boyd 198. Sin
Brown K.S.Oj'O
Buffalo 2. 2to 4H5.000
Hurt 254. 5:0 304.000
Butler 30$. 060 408.000
Cass 49S.000
Cedar 343,600 500.000
Chase ST. 640
Cherry 34.81'0 300.000
Cheyenne 116.S60 150,000
Clav 31 4,580 340.000
Colfax 23S.0PO 380,000
Cuming 275.640 500,000
Custer 699,620 700,000
Dakota 13$, 340
Dawson 373,900 4.10,000
Duell 4S.940 56,000
Dod'se " 4: J.900 4ti0,000
Douglas 3,TM80 3. MR. 000
Dundv 10S.Z4U M'.ucu
Fillmore 293.4S0 340,000
Franklin xn.UU 321.. 000
Frontier 171,440
Furnas 241,660 :.i5,oo
Garden S.8S0 100,000
Garfield H7.18U 100,000
Grant Id.NM
Hall 453.260 1.03.260
Harlan 194,601) 300.000
Holt 35?. 30 ..6&.000
Jefferson 361.200
Johnson 203, 40
Kearney .-. . JS2.120 ::t5,000
Keith 99.240 200,000
Keya. Paha 74.:.4n
Madison 413,020
Merrick -224.000 300,000
Nance 1S8.76U 250,000
Nemaha . 261,900 300,000
Nuckolls 269. 10 333,000
Pawnee 211,640 230.000
Perkins 64,040 75,000
Phelps 209,020
Platto 39S.460 649.000
Polk 210,420 310,000
Richardson 34S.960 400000
Rock 84.460 100, COO
Saline 3S7.320
Saunders 423.5M) 47S.UOO
Seward 320.880
Sheridan 165,440 175,000
Sherman 190.7K0 290.0110
Sioux 163.720 loo.oou
Stanton 159,340 196,0(TO
Thayer 302,060 400,000
Washington 264,760 276,000
Wavne 213.720 283, (.00
Winter 245,.SOO S4VOO0
York 3U.920 495,000
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Elmer A. Johnson
Says Lieutenant Governor Sold
State One of His Owa Type
writing Machines at
Good Stiff Price.
(From a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, March 23. (Special.)
While the state veterinarian has been
called upon to provide serum for the
vaccination of grasshoppers, it may be
necessary for him to provide some
sort of political serum with a sooth
ing effect upon democrats connected
with the state house who persist in
criticising their brother officials of
the same political brand.
For four years each official appears
to have his own peculiar idea of what
is the best thing to be done to catch
the people and thereby catch their
Prefers Charge.
The latest and most violent attack
comes from Deputy State Auditor
Fred Ayers, who commits the crime
of less majeste by charging his su
perior officer, the lieutenant governor
of the state, with '"non multa. sed
mtiltum." In other words he charges
him with doing not many things, but
He charges Mr. Howard with al
lowing the state senate to rim in
an extravagant manner and that he
kept a private secretary and private
messenger, who had very little else
to do but figure out how they could
draw the most money with the small
est amount of work.
He charges him with selling the
state one of his own typewriters for
$100 when the sale price of the ma
chine was much less and that the
lieutenant governor used it princi
pally to write editorials for his own
This is all because Lieutenant Gov
ernor Howard conies out in his
Columbus Telegram this week and
criticises the state officers for trying
to make the extra session a cheap
affair, in that they would fill the
places of clerks needed from their
own office forces, thus doing away
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i The lieutenant governor says that
the legislature might have something
i to say and intimates that the state
j house employes are not wanted. All
ot which arouses the ire of the deputy
state auditor and he proceeds to say
things of his superior officer, the
lieutenant governor, which are very
Important it true, and Mr. Ayers offers
to back up his statements by the
records 01 the state or by a physi
cal encounter if, it is necessary to
protect the good name of the hard
working employes, who, according to
Mr. Ayers, will have to work at
their regular jobs might if they at
tend to the work ot the legislature
during the day.
Considerable of an item of expense
has been saved the session by the
ofler of the Lincoln State Journal to
do the printing of the daily senate
and house journals and the other
printing incident to those branches
free of charge.
Burwell News Notes.
Burwell, N'cb., March 21 (Spe
cial.) The funeral of Wilber I.
Cram, one of the old residents of
Burwell, was held at the Congrega
tional church this afternoon, the
service being in charge of the Masonic
lodge, of which he was one of the
oldest members. Mr. Cram was one
of the pioneer stock buyers of this
place anrt until recently was vice
president of tl Farmers' bank.
In the war saving stamp drive here
Saturday afternoon the Durwell
school district oversubscribed their
share iu 20 minutes and from the re
ports from outside districts Garfield
county will more than subscribe the
amount asked for.
Curtis Sed Cross Sale.
Curtis, Neb., March 24. (Special
Telegram.) The. sale of Red Cross
supplies in Curtis continued Saturday.
The net proceeds of the two days'
sales cleared more than $2,000.
Cambridge Oversubscribes.
Cambridge, Neb., March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Cambridge and
vicinity oversubscribed in the stamp
drive by a big margin.
Governor Neville Asks Those
Only Subject to Immediate
Call to Send in Their
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 24. (Special.) A
misunderstanding as to new draft
rules as it refers to giving men called
into immediate service a chance to de
lay their entry because of the cultiva
tion cf crops has prompted Governor
Neville to correct the impression.
He says that steps to delay should
only be taken by those in class 1
actually called to entrain in the next
contingent. Others are not expected
to act under this rule until they are
called. The action consists simply in
filing affidavits with the local boards.
The Kovernor's office has informa
tion that draft boards in the state are
being flooded with affidavits from
farmers, 90 per cent of whom are not
subject to the next call. This piles
up the work on the board and is
seriously interfering with their ef
ficiency, the object of the boards be
ing to gi'e the farmers subject to im
mediate call a respite long enough to
get in their crops.
Senate Passes Amendment
To Dakota Constitution
rierre, S. D., March 24. (Special
Telegram.) Refore final adjourn
ment of the special session today the
senate citizen suffrage amendment to
the constitution was passed by the
house, attached to the equal suffrage
amendment, snd both go to the voters
as a joint proposition next November.
Lancaster Legal Head
Dismisses Complaint
(From a Stuff Correspondent.!
Lincoln, March 24. (Special.) The
acquittal of County Commissioner
Carl O. Johnson, by a jury, after be
ing indicted by a grand jury of con
spiracy for the purpose of misappro
priating funds of Lancaster county,
had led the county attorney of the
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charges against "Commissioner John
K. Bennett, also indicted by the grand
jury, on the ground that public in
terests no longer demand . public
prosecution of the cases.
The acquittal of Mr. Johnson met
with general public approval simply
because few believed that he inten
tionally permitted any misappropria
tion of the funds.
The indictment against Paul Sutton
and Elsie Phelps, Omaha detectives.'
indicted by the grand jury ir con
spiracy to blackmail, t z J't pendinc
Vocational Department
In Charge of Radio Buzzeri
(From a Staff Correspdondent.)
Lincoln, March 24. (Special.) .V
recent order from the War depart
ment places all radio buzzer school
in Nebraska under the supervision of
the State Board for Vocational Edu
cation and hereafter all reports to the
government will be made through the
Nebraska ofnec. At the present tinur
recognized radio buzzer schools are
in operation at the following points:
Lincoln, University of Nebraska;
Norfolk, postmaster; Omaha, public
school; Omaha, Young Men's Chris
tian association; Peru, Peru State
normal; University Place, Nebraska
Razee Signs Muster
Roll of Curtis Guards
Curtis, Nei)., March 24. (Special
Telegram.) At a special meeting of
citizens held last evening a company
of home guards was enrolled and of
ficers with ii. F. Robinson, captain:
ti. II. Wa.v. first lieutenant, an;
Linn B. McCowin, second lieutenant,
with 111 recruits, among them being
half a dozen Grand Army of the Re
public men of the sixties. Dr. S. R.
Hazee, Grand Army of the Republic
veteran, was the first to sign the mus
ter roll.
British in Palestine
Cross River Jordan
London, March 24. The Brit'sh in
Palestine have forced a passage of
the river Jordan, bridged the stream
and established themselves in the east
bank. They afterwards advanced east
ward against considerable opposition
and are continuing their operations,
according to the official" repprt an-
noiincing the crossing.
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