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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 20, -1919.
B A Lincoln Bureau of The Omaha Bee RESIGNATION OF VICTOR WILSON EXP EG TED SOON Railway Commissioner Gives ' Small Salary as Main Reason; Has Other Grievances. Lincoln, July 19. It is probable that Railway Commissioner Victor E. Wilson will resign and go back to the practice of his profession as lawyer-banker. When asked by the Bee eorre spondent if the rumor that he was going to resign was true, Mr. Wil son said that he had not definitely made up his mind, but was of the opinion now that he would. Asked to give his reasons he said that there were many. First, the salary paid was inadequate to the work which" had to be done. "The salary now is $3,000 a year," said the commissioner. "Why a few years ago when I held the appoint ive position of bank examiner I was pa;u y.UUO a year and when I made comparison then with now and the prices I have to pay for the neces saries of life, I find that I am receiv ing jujt about $1,000 a year salary. I can make more in my private busi ness and not have campaign ex penses to pay either." Work Amounts to Little. He said that another reason was that after the commission had made investigations, going into the very heart of things, after they had gone into the evidence, the conditions, cost, expense and all of -that, the matter would be taken to the courts, and as far as the railway commission was concerned their work amounted to very little, if their findings were not to be con sidered final. , Still another thing which is caus ing the commissioner to make up his mind that the office is a long way from, being a desirable job he put as follows: "Ever since the United States railway administration and the tel egraph and telephone administra tion were created, it has been ap parent that both these agencies have been bent on destroying state control ana regulation oi transpor tation and wire service and center ing everything in the hands of the federal government. This commis sion has been in a constant strug gle with them to preserve the rights of the public in this state and have been repeatedly overridden. The re'eent decision of the-United States supreme court virtually breaks down the last vestige of authority formerly had by state commissions and even ties the hands of state leg islatures. Show Same Tendency. "The Interstate Commerce - com mission shows the same tendency and appears to have in mind the view of becoming sole and supreme in the power of dealing with trans portation and like matters. The National Railway commission and the Interstate Commerce commis sion appear to have been working together to take over the power which has heretofore properly be longed to the state." Mr. Wilson censures the Nebraska delegation in both branches of con gress for allowing this to be done, and says they will have to stand partly responsible. Men Arrested on Forgery Charges Are Released Beatrice, Neb., July 19. (Special) E. Wolf and H. Kaplen, who were arrested at Wymore on a charge of raising a number of checks on far mers near Pickrell, were released Friday evening by Sheriff Schick. The men claimed to be representa tives of a paper published in the in terest of a livestock association, and according to the sheriff the farmers accepted receipts of $4.98 and $9.98 instead of 98 cents. It is said the larger amounts represented "10 year subscriptions" while the smaller ones were for less time. "Boy Bandits" Rob Lead Stores; Several Arrested Lead, S. D., July 19.-(Special.)-Boy burglars have recently caused the local police considerable trouble and " some of the stores have suf fered heavy losses as a result of their operations. Some of the lads now in custody have . been impli cated in other thefts from stores in the past. One of the places entered by the "boy bandits" was the store of Joseph Seelig, from which revol vers were taken and the cash regis ter robbed. The store was ransacked from end to end. Branch of American Legion Formed at Hemingford Hemingford, Neb., July 19. (Spe cial.) A local post of the American Legion has been organized here with M. R. -Swanson chairman and V. W. Jenkins secretary. There arc about 75 members. The post is named in honor of James Barry, a veteran of the Civil war, who died July 11. They plan to build a com? munity club house. Arrested on Charge of Forging Check for $25 Beatrice, Neb., July 19. (Special) C Fray, charged with forging the name of Mrs. William Young of this city to a check for $25, was ar rested here Friday by Sheriff Schiek. The alleged offense was committed some time agoand since then the officer has been looking for Fray, who has been making his home in South Dakota. - P. A. Barrows, Correspondent Omaha Man Appointed Member of Supreme Court Commission fwMMCTiillTMll)! ittti MOm II VllllllM ; .liJ SUPREMEMURT APPOINTS NEW COMMISSIONERS Frank A. Shotwell, Omaha; George W. Tibbets, Hast ings, and W. C. Dorsey, Bloomington, Named. Lincoln, Neb., July 19. (Special Telegram.) The Nebraska supreme court today appointed three new members of the supreme court com mission. The new members will take their office on September 15, for, a term of two years. The sal ary of the commissioners was in creased by the last legislature from $3,000 to $3,600. The new commissioners are George W. Tibbets of Hastings, for merly a member of the state sen ate: District Judge W. C. Dorsey of Bloomington, and Frank A. Shot well of Omaha. Judge Dorsey is a former member of the legislature and was appointed district judge by Governor Keith Neville when a new district was formed. Mr. Shotwell is a brother of County Attorney Shotwell and was formerly a deputy county attorney of Douglas county. Ihe retiring members of the com mission, whose terms expire, are W. C. Parriott of Auburn, Grant G. Martin of Lincoln and F. O. McGirr of Beatrice. The present members of the commission have held office since the board was formed four years ago. Civil Service Examinations And Postmaster Appointments Washington Bureau Omaha Bee. Washington, D. C, July 19. A charter has been issued to the First National bank, Wilraot,. S. D., with a capital of $25,000. Increase of capital of First National bank, Baynard, Neb., from $25,000 to $50,- 000 and First National bank of Remsen, la., from $50,000 to $60,000. have been approved by the Treas ury department. Civil service examination will be held on August 23 for fourth class postmasters at Melberta, Gochner, Monowi and Weston, Neb. Postmasters approved: George A. Parrish, Belmar, Keith county, Ne braska, vice, Mary E. Stafford, re signed. In South Dakota: Beebe, ,d- munds county, Julius F. Hardt, vice, Anna O. Clinton, resigned; Laurel, Sully county, Jessie Potoski, vice. Charles L. Johnson, deceased. Owner of First Gage County Paper Dies in Washington Beatrice, Neb., July 19. (Special.) Joseph Rutherford Nelson, who established the first newspaper in Gage county at Beatrice with Nath aniel Howard in 1868. died at his home at Cashmere, Wash., accord ing to information received here Friday. The name of the paper was the Blue Valley Record. Mr. Nel son later crossed the plains, going to the Colorado gpld fields, and re turned to Beatrice in 1887. He then moved to Galveston, Tex., where he lost all of his property in the great flood. He again returned to Beatrice and left for the state of Washington in 1910, where he re sided until his death. His widow and one son, Amos, survive. West Point Pastor Called 'to Washington, III., Church West Point, Neb., July 19. (Spe cial) Rev. L. J. Powell, who has been pastor of the Grace Lutheran church at West Point for the past 11 years, has been called to the pas torate of the church at Washing ton, IU-, and has. left for that place to assume his duties. He has built up a congregation of over 600 mem bers out of a former small member ship and during this time has erected a fine church, the, finest Protestant church in the county, and leaves the congregation in an ex ceedingly prosperous condition. IP FISTULA CUR' D Rectal Diseases Cored without a severe surricaj operation. No Chloroform or Ether used. Cure cuaraatecd. PAY WHEN CURED Write for Ufu. trated book on Rectal Disease, with names and testimonials ef snore thaa 1,000 prominent people , woo aara oeea permanently cured. PR.. TARRY, . 240 Bee JBldg... Omaha, Neb. WYOMING STOCK SEEKS PASTURE OVER NEBRASKA Lack of Feed and Water Forcing 'Wyoming Cat tlemen to Move Out of State. Lincoln, Neb., July 19. Letters coming to C H. Heard, government kfield agent in marketing work, indi cate tl'Bt thousands of head of Mon tana and Wyoming stock, in danger on account of the drouth, will come to Neb-aska ranees. Thousrh the work cf the government agent is merely to pring prospective Ne braska buyers in touch with the western situation, men who want a total of -25,000 head have written directly to him. Thomas Quinn of North Platte has wrtten Mr. Heard that he and his neighbors will take 10,000 head of cattle. Frank Van oHrn of Lnckson wants at least 5,000 head. A Long Pine man wants 250 head. Two men from eastern Nebraska and one from Iowa want several carloads An Alliance man says he will pasture several thousand head at $1.25 a month. O. Hull, county agricultural agent of Frontier county, says there is an abundance of grass in his county that will go to waste if cattle are not found to eat it. Several of the letters tell of an abundance of grass and run ning water. Large Pay Crop. The July 12 bulletin of the Ne braska State Board of Agriculture says that a bumper crop of wild hay is assured. The second crop of alfalfa promises to be large, the bulletin says, the yield of clover is exceptionally good, and the condi tion of pastures remains excellent. One Montana rancher has sked Mr. Heard to helo him find 500 tons of hay immediately. With hay he hopes to carry his stock over until rain comes and pastures green up again. Mr. Heard sent letters to mem bers of the Nebraska Stock Grow ers' asociation and all county agents in the . state. He suggested that those wanting cattle write W. L. Eeers, field agent in marketing, Bozeman, Mont., who is attempting to find places for the stock of Montana. All Owners of Live Decoys Must Take Out License, Says Holmes Lincoln, July 19. John Q. Holmes, former deputy in the state game warden's department, and re cently appointed United States eame warden to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of R. P. Holland of Kansas, was a caller at the state house Saturday. Mr. Holmes will have charge of four states, Nebraska, Iowa, Kan sas and Missouri. He says that the federal government through the Agricultural department, which now has jurisdiction over the matter of migratory birds, has issued an order that all owners of live decoys must take out a license or they are sub ject to prosecution. The license costs nothing and can be had by applying to Mr. Holmes at Orleans, Neb., or to the state game warden at Lincoln. ' Eddie Varner, champion blue rock shooter of Nebraska, was also a caller at the game warden's office Saturday. Mr. Varner lives at Adams and is not only the editor of the Globe at that place, but is also a special deputy game warden and when not hunting news for his pa per is hunting violators of the game laws with considerable success. Dodge County Men to Form League to Oppose Covenant Fremont, Neb., July 19. (Special Telegram.) At a meeting of 40 Fremont men Friday night a com mittee of five, headed by ,L. D. Richards, was appointed to take steps- to organize a Dodge county league opposed to the peace cove nant. The committee was further instructed to call a mass meeting to discuss the league of nations and the peace agreement Telegrams were ordered sent to Senators Hitchcock and Norris expressing opposition to the covenant. The speakers were William Cain, T. L. Mathews, Rev. Nathaniel McGiffin, Frank Hammond, Bert Turner and C. D. Marr. Wheat Yields Well. . Beatrice, Neb., July 19. (Special.) , Frank Van Boskirk, a farmer liv ing six miles north of Beatrice. threshed 90 acres of wheat, which yielded 18 bushels to the acre. Hen ry Scheve, living near Harbine, fin ished threshing Friday and secured a yield of 22 bushels to the acre. Tour Yellowstone Park. -Hemingford, Neb., July 19. (Special.) Twenty-five families from this vicinity are touring Yel lowstone park and auto roads are reported good. Leo Stuhr Says Foot Race at State House Picnic Was "Rotten" Lincoln, July 19. State house m- ployes held their annual picnic at Capital beach Friday and it was one of the most successful ever held by the political crowd. After a very "scrumptious" repast the denizens of the old ruins pro ceeded to have a good time pulling off sports. Having shown himself to be a good runner in the elections, Railway Commissioner Thomas Hall pulled off his shoes and entered the free-for-all race for state officers and heads of departments. He was pitted against such sprinters as Deputy Secretary of State Gaste-n, Judge Parriott of the supreme court commission and a few other runners of more or less reputation. Food Commissioner Leo Stuhr looked a little worried when he saw Hall pull off his shoes and the other con testants do likewise, but looking back over the last 40 years and re membering the record he made in school when a kid, he said, "Thun der! I can beat 'em all with my shoes on." He probably would if he hadn't got behind and fallen down. Saturday morning he said that the race was "rotten," and was ''mis branded," and will have to be tested by the chemical department of the pure food dynasty. The race was easily won by State Veterinarian W. T. Spencer. Railway Commissioner Thomas Hall has not crossed the line yet. He is said to be investi gating the roadbed and transporta tion privileges. Another race of "rotten" propor tions was the men's skeleton race. There were three contestants: Fire Commissioner Ed Beach, weight 261; Chief Clerk Mayer of the food department, weight 247, and King Cole, chief clerk in the governor's office, weight 297. The race proved to hve been faked and all three contestants were suspended from the American Racing associa tion for 20 years for "pulling." There were many other interest ing sports. Hail Damages Corn. Beatrice, Neb., July 19. (Special.) Hail Thursday afternoon damaged a strip of corn for Harry Shores living near Cortland. About half an inch of water fell. The wind accompanying the rainfall was so heavy that it blew over a number of outbuildings on the farm. Falls City Girl Weds. Falls Citv. Neb., July 9. (Spe- r;an Miss Hilda Ohlemever youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ohlemeyer ot this city, was married tn Dr. Harrv A. Wise in Nebraska City Wednesday morning. w e Thank You Our recent sale of USED AUTOMOBILES has been so satisfactory, both to those who pur chased cars and to us, that we take this means of expressing our gratitude and our apprecia tion of the confidence -placed in our firm. We adopted a Slogan at the time we adver tised .our first sale of used cars. That Slogan Was "A Safe Place To Buy Automobiles We have made every effort to back up this claim and have succeeded. The many expres sions of appreciation from those who have pur chased from us bear out this statement. Nearly all of our used cars have been sold. Only five are left. These are all. good values and we urge you to act im mediately if you 'wish to buy one of these cars. C adillac Touring Model 57 Cadillac Cabriolet Model 53 Good as new. Re painted and over hauled. Is in excel lent condition. Repainted and re newed. Just the sort of a car for all-year service. Reasonably priced. Reo 4-Cylinder . Touring Douglas 4-Cylinder Touring A very serviceable automobile, with many miles of com fortable travel left. Will make a good car for everyday use. Better than many new carsT Willys -Knight Sedan A beautiful, well-finished automobile in good shape. We Thank You Jones-Hansen Cadillac Co. Omaha, Neb, Lincoln, Neb. irai rare l!IMniMmMMMIJHMHIMIIMfMtlMIIMHMIfVMHfMMiiHH 'W'fij E T7 T7V T71 o JUL liiAClLlLCT were made, than what we sell, 'twould be found : upon our floors for your inspection and approval. ; Bow en Furniture Is of Such Character and Quality W s Preferred By Thousands Great care is exercised in the buying of every piece of Furniture that Is offered at the Greater Bowen Store. Every piece of lumber, every bit of hard ware, yes, even the finish is carefully scrutinized before an order is placed. We believe we know what our trade wants and our best efforts are expended in having the best values for the money it's possible to secure. Better Living Room Suites re not to be had than those shown at Bowen's. These pieces at Bowen prices are " j exceptional vaiuear , ' Mahogany Rocker, blue-striped velour upholster ing I22.S0 Mahogany Rocker, allover tapestry upholstering, at $29.50 Mahogany Straight Chair, tapestry upholstering, at . $28.50 Mahogany Wing Chair, gray velour upholstering, at $19.00 Mahogany Sofa, cane back and ends, upholstered in tapestry, beautifully finished $55.00 Mahogany Chair and Rocker to match, each $26.50 Mahogany Davenports, cane back and ends, uphol-N stered in blue-striped velour, loose cushions, $94.50 Mahogany Chair to match '. $43.50 Mahogany Duofolds, tapestry upholstering, cane back and ends $89.50 Mahogany Rocker and Chair to match ....$31.50 Mahogany Duofolds, tapestry upholstering, $79.50 Golden and Fumed Oak Bed Davenports, special at $87.50, $65.00 and $47,50 Fumed Oak Rockers, genuine leather seats, full spring construction $14. Sofa Tables in Queen Anns design. . .$29.50 Cane Back Wine Rockers, blue velour upholstering seat. $22.50 Fumed Oak Library Tablet, straight line $11.00. J Mahogany Library Tables. .$12.50, $17.50, $32.80 and $484)0 . Golden Oak Library Tables $7.50, $11.00, $14.50, $22.50 and $38.00 ' Golden Oak Rockers . .$2.75, $3.75, $4.50, $5.75, $7.50 and up Pedestals in all finishes, golden and fumed oak and mahogany $3.75, $4.50, $6.75, $7.25 and up . Bowen Dining Room Suites are particularly charming in design and finish. Golden Oak Dining Tables, 48-Inch top, 6-foot extension. ..... .$18.00 Fumed Oak Dining Tables, 42-inch top $16.50 Golden Oak Extension Tables, 42-inch top $14.50 Mahogany Dining Room Table, 64 inch top $30.75 Mahogany Buffet, handsomely fin ished, spacious drawer room. $57.50 Mahogany China Cabinet, a dining room article desired by many. $42.50 Walnut Extension Tables, Queen Anna design $39.50 Mahogany Buffets, Queen Anne de sign , $47.50 Fumed Oak Buffets, William and Mary design .$39.50 Walnut Buffets, William and Mary de sign $42.50 Fumed Oak Buffets, Queen Anne de sign $35.00 Dining Chairs in many pleasing de signs and finishes .....,. .$2.50, $4.25, $7.50 and up Dainty Bed Room Suites uuauLixuiij iiiuoucu, axe uiuuu to be desired when refurnishing the home. Bowen prices are always an incentive to thrifty shoppers. See the display this week. Mahogany Beds, beautifully finished $35 and $22.50 Mahogany Beds, Queen Anne design. $35.00 Ivory Beds $22.50, $35.00, $48.50 ivory Chairs and Rockers $7.50 Mahogany Beds, William and Mary de sign $35.00 Golden Oak Beds, Colonial design $22.50 and $19.50 Golden Oak 4-Poster Beds ..$39.50 Fumed Oak Beds, Adam design..' $13.00 Metal Beds, finished in Mahogany, Pearl White, verms Martin and Oak $7.50, $9.50. $12.00. $15.00 and $24.00 Walnut and Mahogany 4-Drawer Dressers . $42.50 Ivory Dressers $30.00 and $45.00 Ivory Vanity Dressers '. . . . .$75.00 Ivory Table to Match "....$39.50 Walnut Triple Mirror Dressing Tables. $35.00 Fumed Oak Dressers with 4 large Drawers. .$22.50 Fumed Oak Dressers with 3 small and 1 large Drawer ....$24.50 Golden Oak Dressers, each a big value at these prices $14.00, $19.00, $24.50 and $27.50 Chiffonettes in brown mahogany $39.75, $55.00 and $75.00 Golden Oak Chiffonier, 6 drawers $16.50 Golden Oak Chiffonier, mirror, 5 drawers ..$13.00 Three Big Values At Little Prices Folding canvas Chairs $1.50 Four-foot Lawn Bench $1.25 Mahogany Trays with glass tops 95c Mahogany Nut Bowl with 6 steel crackers. . .85c and viewed our new and ues offered. 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