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1 T1IK BKK; OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRUj .12, 1M3. o
JAPANESE DRAFT PROTEST Dance Halls that Sell
Liquor Blamed for
Downfall of Girls
Business Organizations Object
Proposed Land Act.
ANSWER BY CALIFORNIANS
Xt In Aliened Hint Aft Applied (o
All Allen it nil in Sn Drawn
an to Avnlil Any llnnill-cnp.
TOKIO. April U.-Uuel Nakatio, presi
dent of the Toklo Chamber of Commerce
today visited tho United Stntea embassy
and outlined tho vlcjvs or the Japanese
business community In regard to the
California land ownership bill, lie re
quested the charge d'affaires, Mr. Hallly-
Blanohard, to lay his arguments before
hls government at Washington.
A Joint meeting of thr crTamber oC
Soonunerc of Kobe. Osaka, Yokohama and
tffolcio has been summoned by M. Nnknno
to Oiscuss the question.
SI. Nakano Is well known In the Un'tod
States, having visited several of the prln
clpsl Ohambers of commerce there In 1SW
A Joint meeting of the Japanese polit
ical parties Is also being planned to dls
touas the situation.
The clause of the California bill pro
' Tiding for confiscation of property of
persons unable to become naturalised
American citizens has aroused the 'strong
est feeling here.
Explanation by Cnllfornlan.
i SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 11,-The ag
' Station In political and business circles
, In Toklo concerning the proposed alien
' land law now pending before tho Call
! fornla legislature Is not Justified by" tho
facta in the case, according to members
of the senate who read the dispatch to
day from tho Jnpancser capital.
"Nothing in the bill now before the
legislature can ho construed as affecting
the present holdings of any aliens, re
gardlcss of their Tight to become cltl
zens." said Senator Thompson, who was
aclve In drafting the measure.
"No confiscation, la planned, and the
Japanese have been misinformed as to
our intentions. Land now held by wllens
may be retained forever, for all that thin
bill Is concerned.
Tho only restrictions are on lan-1 to
be acquired hereafter, either by lease or
puchose, gift, devise or otherwise. The
bill limits future leases to three years
duration and ownership to one year. Tnis
is regarded as ample time for an alien
to dispose of such property without loss.
"The rights of any alien to citizenship
will not affect his status so far as own
crshlp of land la concerned. All aliens
will be treated alike under this act, fo
it has been drawn to apply equally to
Japanese, German qr English subjects.
or the subjects of any other foreign na
Iowa Cities May Be
Authorized to Build
and Run Theaters
DBS MOINES. Ia.. April ll.-Cltle.s In
Iowa will be 'authorized to build thenthrs
If a bill which passed the house of the
town legislature today meets with n
Blmtlar reception In the senate.
Tho measure provides that elections
may be held to determine whether munt
clpal theaters shall be established, and
a two-mill tax for tho support -of the
nlaVhouse Is Included. Management Is
to be vested In a board of five trustees
appointed iby tho mayor and council.
Representative Miller, author of the, bill,
sold that Wavcrly, the county seat of
Bremer county, which he represents,
plans to take advantage of the measures
ihould It go through the senate.
MANY CASES CONSIDERED
Unued from Page One.)
CHICAGO. April U.-Pance halls, whoro
liquor Is sold to girls and where "friends
Hre provided for those Who want them,"
were ascribed as tho cauie of the down
fall of many young girls by Mrs. Ger
trude H. Hrltton. n Social Settlement
worker, who testified before the Illinois
"In a thorough investigation we found
that thero are SCO dnnce halls In Chicago
where liquor Is sold to girls under 18
years old," safd Mrs. Brltton. "In some
of the other places the so-called sott
drinks, when analyzed by the city chem
ist, were found to contain alcohol. In
one dance hall on the north stde we dls
covered that the proprietor has served
notlcel on his patrons that a 'friend'
would be provided for any girl that
needed one. Our Investigators learned
that respectable dance halls were a good
thing, for they provided diversion for
young people "without endangering their
morals, but half of the dance halls are
tumoral. The selling of liquor to girls
s often the first step toward their ruin."
Myrtle S " 1 years old, told the com
mission how a scolding by her father,
the chance meeting of a "Jolly fellow"
and his giving her drugged beer led to
her downfall. "On my parents separating
came to Chicago from Cleveland and
finding It lonesome to stay In my room at
night, I sought company," said the wit
ness. "A girl introduced me to a friend.
At first we took soft drinks, but later I
was Ipduced to drink beer. One night the
beer affected me strangely and after
that T was a lost girl. I conceived my
friends had drugged the beer. We often
visited hotels, sometimes without any
baggage, going to those In the downtown
district which are considered respect
Tho proprietors of dance halls and
hotels mentioned by witnesses were to
COLUMBUS. O., April U.-A bill au
thorizing an Investigation of a minimum
wage for working women similar to the
vice campaign of tho Illinois legislature
was passed by the house today. The
measure originated In the senate and
now goes to the governor. Under the
provisions of the bill every employer of
flvo or more girls or women In the state
must send Information to the new In
dustrial commission relating to the
Will Fight Free
CltnyKNNB. Wyo.. April 11. -(Special l
A II l.nllci ttlat BM rntnnu1.nl A Ivr-i.f If
nerd liv tlir. lirfaptit mitlnnlc. tViA Wvrmi. I
Ing sheepmen will fight to the last dltcl'
any attempt to remove all tariff from l
wool. President J. A. Dclfelder of the
Wyoming Wool Growers' association, Is
organizing n movement on the part of
the flockmasers to oppose to the utmost l
any measure which provides for a duty
of less than 30 per cent on raw wool
Letters are being prepared and will be
sent to all the county associations In the
state, asking for contributions and Mir
ring up the wool men to make a deter
mined effort to prevent tho reduction o
While the situation Is conceded to be i
critical, the flockmosters hope to Inter
est enough western democratic senators
to head off free wool. In nil probabil
ity, the Wyoming Wool Growers' asso
elation will send a strong delegation of
prominent flockmasters to Washington
to appear before the congressional com
mlttee and present their side of the argument.
Street Cnr Completely Wrecked.
FOBT DODGE, la., April U.-(Special.)
A practically new car on the Tort Dodge
street car line put on a little runaway i
stunt last night Unit resulted tgnomln- ,
lotisly for tho progressive vehicle. It .vas
standing at the top of a steep Central
avenue hill with no one Inside, the
motormnn having left the car a moment
while waiting to mako a trip according
to schedule. Suddenly the car tiegni to
move, gaining velocity as It dashed down
tho hill. It mnde one shnrp turn vlth
out mlshnp. ran three blocks down gndt
at breakneck speed, turned nnothcr cor
ner only to be dumped from tho -ark
onto an empankment a wreck of a thou
sand pieces. Tho car Is a total loss
Uccause It was late at night ncoldenu
at crossings wcro fortunately averted
InJnreil In n I'M ra
or bruised by a fall apply Hucklen's Ar
nica Salve. Cures burns, cuts, woundn.
bolls, sores, eczema, plies. Guaranteed
25c. For sale by Beaton Drug Co. Advertisement.
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our assortment of Spring apparel at
Suits & O'coats
You will never have a better opportunity to see such a faahion
display, for we "lead the van" in, offering an unlimited variety
of models, fabrics and colorings in men's and young men's
clothes, tailored especially for us by Kuppenheimor, Schloss
Bros., Stein Bloch, Sophomore and Society brand.
You could not buy these suits for less than $20.00 anywhere else, but
we, through the enormous purchasing power of our store, can savo you
$5.00 a suit. Now, if you want something different from just "ordi
nary clothes," let us show you our assortment in Havana tans, browns,
pencil stripes, bright colored Scotch effects, etc., tho season's newest
dictates of styles.
ALBANY. N. Y.. April 11-State Sen
ator Steven J. Stilwell. charged by George !
H. Kendall of the New York Bank Note
company with obtaining JSoO and attempt
ing to extort $3,500 more for pushing
legislation favorablo to that company,
took the stand In his own behalf before
the senate Judicial committee today. He
told of his meetings with Kendall and
said that Kendall had asked him to draft
a bill. Stilwell replied that he was too
busy and suggested that Kendall em
ploy Samuel Ivcwls, Jr.. n revision clerk
of the senate. "J told Kendall," he
testified, "that I wanted him to under
stand that I was not Interested In the
$.50 payment which he expected to make
for this service. 'Not one cent comes ho
me.' I said." ' .
Karller in the day's sesslgn, however,
Lewis admitted on the stand that he
had utated in. the presence of witnesses
that lie had shared his $250 fee with Sen
lawn Xr Notes.
LOGAN Several vacancies In the crop
of tho iAigan school Instructors are an
nounced, in addition to-the. city super
Intriulent. tho Board of l'Mucatlon Is
Kecking Instructors in Germnn, Latin.
Kngllsh and Mathematics for the ensuing .
CItKSTON The families of Oscar Met-1
calf and tho Parkers, both former resl- i
dentB hero, were among the Dayton, O..
.,.., i virilinn who lost their homes In .
the recent disaster there. The families
escaped In boats from their homes nftcr
M18SOUUI VALLKY At tho meeting
of the local fire company hero tho fol
lowing officers were elected for tho en
suing year: E. B. James, president; Theo
Myers, vice president; Chris Thompson,
secretary; H. B. Newton, treasurer, and
J. N. Kitzglbbon. chief.
DKNI80N Tho Catholic congregation
of Denlson Is planning to erect this year
a large convent school building to take
the place of the small frame built twenty-two
years ago nnd which has been
used each year since. The plans call for
an expenditure of SSI.OOO.
GHINNELL Dr. and Mrs. Dwlglit P.
Breed of Grlnnell celebrated their four
tieth wedding anniversary here yester-
day. For several years Dr. lireeu was
the pastor of the Congregational church
In Creston, and many wnrm friends of
the couple extended congratulations to
1NDIANOLA Fred W. Ingvolstadt of
Simpson college Is the winner of first
honors In the state oratorical content
Greatest. Lines of
In tho Wrat,
810 to $35
S5 t S30
,..fc li F I l 1 1 1 "I P
Hoys' SiiIU, with
!2 pairs Knickers,
held at bonder. Clarke college.
second honors last year tnAor Cla rke.
Western Cnlon. Mornlngslde. Cornell am.'
Simpson colleges were repim"" -
contest this year.
MlSSOUltl VALLEY -At the wetlng
of tho western lua niacHsmlths and
wagon makers here. Homer McLlro . of
Onawa, was elected president. Oeow
Wilson of Woodbine, vice president. Mr
Rich of Moorehead, secretary and treas
ure r It. was decided to hold the annual
Picnic on Labor day at Missouri Valley
MISSOURI VALLEY-Aftcr being sworn
In Inst evening. J. C. 1 rather made the
following appointments: Abo n'
deputy city marshall; John O Be.
marshnll; W, F. Thornbury. city clerk
and water commissioner; J. N
bo , chief of the "re department: J.
Thompson, engineer, and Colonel Frank
Tamlslea, city attorney.
DEN I SON At the annual declamatory
contest held by sttidentH In the oratorical
department of the Denlson Normal scuom.
Miss Elslee Goetter of Scranton was rirsl.
Miss Margaret Fleming of Uoycr. second,
and Miss Nellie Glrard of Schleswlg,
u n. .1 .InmcH DePree. Dr W. r.
Wright and Mrs. Jncob Slmms acted us
We are Surprised and De
lighted at the Activity of our Business
In spite of tho cyclone with its resultant hardships in spite of tho rainy weather,
business is much ahead of a year ago. A tribute to tho resourcefulness and buoy
ancy of Omaha people. Some acknowledgment also, no doubt, of our splendid
equipment for spring business. Tn Dross Fabrics and Accessories and in licady-to-Wear
Apparel. Nownoss predominates, Fashion has approved and Economy dictates our
very large number of cases to Investigate
and decide on, and the circumstances
differ in every case. Some sufferers by
tho tornado are apparently worse off
than If they had never bought property,
because of. the smallness of their equity
Kven-wlMjro the property Is clear of In
cumbrance we cannot possibly rchabili
tato to any great extent. The best wo
can do at present Is to lighten the load a
trlflo and give the victims of the. tornado
a boost along the road of ambition again.
Somo jnost worthy cases brought to
the attention of the committee present
features that arc both puzzling and dis
tressing. This is especially true In the
cases of widows left with small children
ond no resources. All they had In the
tvotW was their homes, -and these are
destroyed. Some widowers and some un
married women are In like predicament.
The hard-won accumulations of .many
years of thrift havo been utterly de
stroyed. We have .confidence to believe
the contributions to our fund will bo
accelerated rather than lessened from
now on. Then, after the most urgent
cases are temporarily) relieved we should I
go over the ground again and lighten the
burden further. I
"Omaha and Nebraska have shouldered
great responsibility. They must carry
It with honor, and that means hard work
for all concerned for perhaps months to
come. This committee cannot see any
end to Its work for the next ninety days,
and probably much longer. We can
quickly enable a worker to start his lit
tle shop, or buy a horse for a teamster,
or aid a small florist or, chicken raiser
to begin anew, or make temporary re
pairs to a house, or furnish material so
that a sufferer's friends can get busy and
help him rebuild, but this is not suffi
cient. We ought to be able to aid on a
more liberal scale the old, the discour
aged and those now heavily-laden in va
rious ways who were living In compara
tive comfort, free from debt before the
tornado hit them. The committee wants
to do this, and will, If It possibly can.
"It will aid us very materially If all
seeking aid to repair or rebuild will first
go to the operating committee C. C.
Rosewater, Commissioner Butler, J. M.
Guild and E. P. Denlson at the Audi
torium, and give them all the details
needed. These men will sift the Informa
tion and present It to the general com
mittee every evening."
The general relief committee ia com
posed of T. J. Mahoney, chairman; C C.
Itosewater, secretary; Robert Cowell,
treasurer; Mayor Dahlman, City Commis
sioner Butler, J. M. Guild, Rev. John
"Williams, Thomas C. Byrne, E. F. Denl
son and Police Commissioner Ryder
Orchard & Wilhelm
State Agents for
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Regular vulue, $40.00. We havo a limited
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THE DRAPERY SALE
This week has been a notable one for the
Drapery Department. ThounandB of yards of.
curtain materials have been sold and we have
thousands left. You still have an opportunity
to secure these fine fabrics at slaughter prices.
Come Saturday. No pieces In thte Bale sent out
on approval or exchanged.
Note the Extreme Reductions
4.60 Imported Silk Tapestry,, yard 82.25
$3.50 Silk Armure. yard S1.75
$4. CO Verona Velvet, yard S2.25
3.95 Verona Velvet, yard 81.90
$5.86 Silk Repp, yard 82.25
$4.00 Silk, yard 82.00
$3.75 Lace Net, Persian effect, yard 75
$1.95 Sunfast, yard 05c
$1.25 Sunfast, yard 75i
$2.50 Very Fine Madras, yard 81.00
$2.75 Fancy Net. yard 81.35
$1.95 Fancy Net, yard 81.00
$1.50 Fancy Net. yard 60
$1.50 Red and Black, Applique Door Pan
eling, yard 40d
76c Fishnet, green, yard 25d
95c Imported Cretonne, yard 10i
G5c Flowered China Silk, yard 19
35c Flowered Organdie, yard lt)C
36c Denim, yard "Liid
37 c Figured Burlap, yard lOd
17 c Figured 8crira, yard y
15c Figured Organdie, yard Qd
WAGNER OAST ALUMINUM WARE.
Tho Aluminum You Have Always "Wanted
Saturday Gelatine made in Wagner molds.
Coffee made In Wagner Perculator served. ,
Skillet this week
WINDOW SHADE SALE
Handsome Opaque Shades, plain and duplex.
36 inches wide, up to C feet long, each . . . 30ti
3C Inches wide, up to 8 feet long, each. . . .50d
Have us measure your windows and submit es
timate for shadee and rods free of charge.
We are showing an unusually attractive lino
of tho always popular Axmlnster Hugs at very
9x12 Axmlnster Hugs, In new patterns and color
ingB, that sell regularly at $26.00 and $30.00
specially priced, at 818.50
Wo offer the help of our Credit De
partment. Terms of payment made to
suit your convenience.
Do not hesitate to make use of this
Before Buying Trunks, Bags or Suit
Cases, See Our Line.
Women's Suits, Coats,
Dresses and Waists
The newest edicts of fashion expressed
by artistic tailors. A sale of Waists
Saturday. Lingerie waists,
sold up to $2.50, Saturday .
Silk Petticoat Sale
Dependable quality Messalino. Proper
narrow cut with adjustable top.. All col
ors, sold up to $4.00. Salo
opens at 10 a. m., each ....
Men's Silk Socks
Plain colors, regularly 50o; on Saturday,
while the lot laats, pAir 29c
Sale of Leather Bags
Saturday, beginning at 10 a. m. Long
grain, Morocco, Goat Seal, black nnd
colors, newest shapes; value C
$2.25; Saturday, at 1.31
Another Lot of Hand Bags
Pure Seal, Dull Seal, Long Grain and
Morocco, Moire Silk lining; many with
fine German Silver frames; tfhffc Qjg
worth $5.00; Saturday, oa yt-"0
Children's g Junior Section
Now Balkan Suits in Junior sizes, new
colored and white dresses. Special sale
of coats; fino tailored garments, mainly
Junior sizes, ought to soli AA
$15 to $18; for this salo, each. . U
All Silk Taffeta, 6 inches wide, regu
larly 5c; Saturday for 2(3
Dark colored, warp print Millinery
Ribbon, for 3c
Ratinos Wo have them, many have not.
Linens Splendid values, at the yard,
50c, 5c, 85c and $1.00
Crepes Popular weaves, plains or
stripes, at tho yard 25t
Voiles Imported and domestic, plain
colors, stripes and figures, at the yard,
25c to $1.00
An entire dress pattorn of handsome
bordered Mull, in a variety of colors;
splendid patterns, sold at 50o per yard,
tho ontiro pattorn for $1.00
THOS. KILPATRICK & CO.
THE BEE "For Sale, Miscellaneous" column is a
gicdi, Biiciu auLuuucci ui uic ncwapapci wunu. iuu
have but to make known what you have for sale in
this column, and you will be surprised at the speed with
which some bargain-hunter will swoop down upon you.