Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 01, 1915, NEWS SECTION, Page 9, Image 9

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American OoTernment Officitli Be
lieve no Serious Trouble Will
Arise with England.
Snrprtaa Esprease la Admlnstr.
Circles that Ton Shaald
Ba Coastdrred Sharp
by Britons.
WASHINGTON. Dec. St.-Whlle tha
American note to Great Britain concern
In Interruption! of the commerce of
this country continued today to absorb
official Washington, there wit manifest
a ton of confidence that the numerous
difficulties which had arisen In the last
frro months eventually would be ami
cably adjusted. Already the discussion
had turned to measures which i the
United States could properly take in co
operation with Great Britain to reduce
to a minimum the necessity for extended
search on the high seas.
It fcecame known that agents of the
Treasury department, acting In co-operation
with the State department. In one
case already had Inspected a cargo of
cotton, which Inspection had satisfied
the British embassy and facilitated the
progress of the shipment to Its destina
tion. ' '
e Mataal Tnderstaadlns;.
The belief was held In official quarter
that a mutual understanding might be
reached whereby . legitimate cargoes
could be certified by their departure
from this country and thereby made Im
mune from detention.
High officials of the "Washington gov
ernment were somewhat surprised that
the American note has been regarded as
"brusque" In some London quarters.
They said the British cabinet, which has
it under consideration, after a single
reading of the document, must be con
vinced that the United , States had
spoken in the roost friendly spirit,
though nonetheless earnestly and em
phatically on points on which it con
siders itself thoroughly Justified under
the laws of nations. ,
Nothing; Peremptory,
There la nothing peremptory in the
note, nor Is it phrased In tones of Irri
tation, but those who are familiar with
its contents say It is a matter-of-fact
and frank statement of the difficulties
experienced by American Shippers and
the failure of the Brltisn government to
meet the various protests which have
been mads.
In all. It became known today, thirty
American ships and cargoes, their value
totalling millions, have been detained.
The American note points out specific
ally, however, that reimbursements for
previous damages alone cannot cure the
situation, as the activity of the British
fleet has restrained , many exporters,
whose business has become stagnant,
tor, fear of the numerous technicalities
and the risks Involved in shipments.
Caase 1 asplelon.
With respect to cotton shipments, the
cases of one or two illegitimate cargoes,
it Is recognlaed, has caused the British
government 4o suspect all shipments.
The United States government liaa no
evidence that there has been contraband
concealed in cotton cargoes, but England
has made two specific complaints of it.
Although not vouching for ort confirm
ing the charges, the American' govern
ment aaa-thought' it advisable, neverthe
less, to issue a warning that one fraud
ulent shipment must produce embarrass
ment to cargoes generally, .
Secretary i Bryan, dUtcusslng thu note
.with callers today, decUnttd to givo any
details. ( lie described it as a general
statement summarising the American
position in several specific cases. Those
neutraldiplomats who called to ask
about the note were not given a ropy of
it, ' but were Informed that the first
newspaper report was accurate. They
were told that . the Slate department
probably would ' not deliver the text of
the communication . foreign covem
ineots generally, as it still regarded the
note as confidential, the American gov
inment itself not having authorized its
qAiblicaUon In part or in whole.
General Points.
The general points on which the note
complains and which have been the basis
of several specific protests hitherto are
substantially as follows:
1. American cargoes have ' been
searched on the high seas a beilignnt
ilgnt that is not annled but the snips
aiao have been diverted to ports for fur
ther examination, a circumstance held
not justllted under-international law ua
less lull proof of hostile destination is
presented at the time. Merious loss, espe
cially to perisnabie goous, has leagued
tor sucn aemy in a atuil s voyuge.
t. Great Britain has regarded absolute
and unconditional contraband as in the
same ciao. The general understanding
in international taw has neen mil abso
lute contraband include those aitlcjes
which are intended lor use by a belliger
ent force and (Lrectly destined to It.
Conditional contraband, Inoiud.n food-
stutls, cumprues Uio articles wntcn are
susceptible of use by an army or navy,
but U must be proven that lnteai of
being intended for the civil Deputation
of a counti y these products are destined
for uhe by its army and navy.
. S. Irrespective of the controversy over
what coustltuies absolute or conditional
contraband in the commerce between a
neutral and a bellUerem country, the
note seta forth that In respect to com
merce between two neutral countries
there ought to be no question of com. a
band at all for the re.attuns are thoae
of peace and not of war. Mince the civil
war the United states has upheld the
doctrine of "continuous voyage '
permitted seizure of a cargo even in Its
journey between r.euiral ports provided
eventually it was destined for a belliger
ent. The American note, however, takes
' the poa.tlon that proof of such hoatlie
destination roust be shown at i time .of
seizure. I
4. The American government contends
that a shipment sent no specific con
signee known us a "to urur ' shipment
la ruit of itself auspicious. It claims mat
this may be an important circumstance
in proving, a case, but is of no inherent
value ume&a other facts are adduced, . lao
at the time of detention or seUure.
Phantom Photography is Not
in Herman Schoenfeld's Line
Robert Moore Takes
Day Off to Join the
Banks of Benedicts
Robert C. Moore, solicitor for the class
ified department of The Bee, stepped
timidly, but gingerly, up to L R. Craw
ford, manager of the detartment, yester
day afternoon and asked, ' May X have
the ait:oon off? have some Tory
mwrtaAt business."
. L'poa receiving assent, be departed In
as elated manner, hied himself to the
rxKirt house, procured a marriage license
and proceeded to become a benedict.
He married Mlsa Maude Olmstead, daugh
ter of A. II. Olmstead. liM Lothrop street
Kev. William Jones of the United Broth-'
rn church read the marriage liac-s
As the marriage was surprise, sir.
Aloere'a co-workers in the classified de
partment u planning to greet the bene
dict with proper cerem my and eclat upoa
his return. ..
'Herman Schoenfeld-Hplrltuallst Pho
tographer." Somebody has been having a nttle win
ter sport at the expense of The Bee's
amiable staff photographer.
A pretty, well-dressed woman brushed
In to ask Mr. Schoenfeld to take, her
"Very wall madam, just be seated. I
n not In the habit of doing this kind
of work, but I suppose I can do it for
'"I want our ' photographs 'taken to
gether," she said.
"Er uh-beg pardon," said Schoenfctd.
"Ar you to have anyone else In the pic
ture with you?"
"Only my husband here."
Schoenfeld looked, but saw nothing re
sembling a husband. He Invited the wo
man to a chair, then stepped Into his
dark room, emerging In- a moment when
tho woman remarked: ' .
"I beg pardon, but we are rather In a
hurry today. We hare an errand or two
before catching our train."
"Very well, madam, I'm ready when
you are." said Schoenfeld.
"AU right, then," said the woman, seat
ing herself with one hand raised to an
angle of about forty-five degrees, as If
to rest upon a shoulder. "Go ahead and
take us."
But Schoenfeld continued to wait, a
little bewildered by new.
"Why are you waiting?" demanded the
woman In sn animated tone. "I said we
were In a hurry."
"Madam" Schoenfeld sterped closer to
his strange visitor this time "Madam,"
he said, gently, "did I understand you to
say that your husband was to be here
and have his picture taken with your
"Yc-s" this real eharp and quick-like.
"Then, madam, I'm waiting for your
husband." .
"My husband Is here here h stands
at my side. True, we have not lived to
gether for five years: have not mortally
seen each' other tor that long, but here
la my husband at my side. I see lilm
as plainly as I see you. Can't you see
Herman Schoenfeld has two fine eyes,
those lustrous, large, expressive eyes, and
now they were larger and more expres
sive than usual. The look they gave the
woman was worth the money, but they
saw not.
"I didn't know but maybe I had gone
blind." said Schoefeld, relating his ex
perience In the news room. "I finally
told the woman that for the life of me I
couldn't see anybody standing beside her
or anywhere near her and that until I
could see her husband I couldn't photo
graph him.
" 'Then,' said she. In great disgust, why
did they tell me you were the spiritualist
photographer?' "
They Are Still Attacking and Fash
in j Lines Forwitrd When Op
portunity Offen.
(aaaaltles Mast Be Lararvly I
ereaaed br IHseaa far Mea Fight
Vader .Dresden! Cllatatle
ION DON, Dec. SL Since the Ruaalan
defeat or the Austrians In GalIHa, which,
while not Irreparable, Is likely to haxe a
marked effect on the whole imim-n.
man campaign In the east, f here has been
no Important development on either front
ins auies, although making no dra
matio attacks on the German lines, are
steadily hammering away with their ar
tlllory and when opportunity offers push
their lines a few yards forward. A French
eye-witness In description of the battles
Operation! of Last Kine Days Pats
Germans on Defensive
Everywhere. ,
oldtere Unable to Ftre Tfcean Vae
Them as Claba Eight Haaared
Vara Gained la Oae
PARIS, Dec. 3L There has been given
out In Paris the following official recital J
of the principal events of the war between
December 16 and December :
"This period of nine days resulted In
consolidating the successes won by us
during the ten days preceding. Our ag
gressive attitude has been continued with
ever Increased energy; everywhere the
enemy has been reduced .to a defensive
attitude. The violence of counter attacks
has been evidence that he accepted this
attitude reluctantly. The checking of
every movement made by him in his en
deavor to recapture ground lost to us
made our advantage the greater.
"It Is proper to say that at various
points along the front, particularly near
Arras, on the western boundary of the
Argonne district, and near Verdun, we
have msde ourselves the masters of im
portant points of support.
'The operaUons to the north of the
Lys have been attended by great hard
ship because ef the bad weather; the
cold, liquid mud, in which the men have
had to move, has gotten In the breeches
of their, rifles. This made It impossible
to shoot. The fighting consequently has
been with the butt end of muskets and
even with fist a ' ; ,
"According to an expression used by
one of their leaders, our soldiers are
literally blots of mud. There has been
organised for them a system by which
they can now bathe and change clothes
upon leaving the trenches."
Interstate Commerce Board's Ruling
Hits Shippers.
from December 21. gives a Rood Idea
of the kind of fighting In Prosrens and
records gains, which, while each Is
marked only in yards, amount In the
aggregate to a considerable advance at
many points. i
I'm Gaaa as Claba.
A few hundred yards In Flanders were
taken by primitive methods, the breochee
of their rifles choked with mud. the
allies used them as clubs and In many
cases fought the Germans with their
In ene ltttle Freaoh villa within
sound of the guns. Princess : ratrtcla's
light Infantry, the first of the Canadian
contingent to go to the front Is billeted,
waiting its turn to go Into the trenches
The- men were accorded a splendid re
ceptlon by their comrades Irt arms and the
French villagers.
Kees Taralaa Point,
With the defeat of -the Austrians In
Oallcia and South Poland', and the (re
tirement of the German, across the
Bsura,, Petrograd believes the turning
point has been reached In the battto of
the Polish rivers. The chief fighting Is
now taking place on the Pllica where the
Germans are still on the offensive and
have brought up big guns.
The losses In these battles have reached
enormous figures In dead, wounded and
rrleonrr. and must have been larr-ty
Increased by dlneiuie for the men fought
under dreadful rllmMIc con'UUons and
In mud for which Poland Is notorious.
Of the fifty salesmen employed by the
Carpenter Taper company, In convention
at the Paxton . hotel, frtrty-ela-ht wore
once farmer bora, aocmrdlns; to n vote
taken at last night's meeting. The two
"city fellers" are E. ft. Jonea of Kanaaa
City, and B. If. Hoel of Omaha. Mensra
Jones and Hoel expressed appropriate
sorrow because they were not also
"farmers," but explained that ihey were
not responsible ,
The second day's session of the Car
penter Paper company's salesmen was
attended by James A. Carpenter of Kan
sas City, who was chairman; George A.
Carpenter of Iee Molnns, Iw P. Sine,
William Hute and W. Aj Kline vt Lin
coln, and E. H. Liesh' of Wyoming, In
addition to local and other outside man
agers and "head men."
Following a banquet, the evening was
devoted to speeohes by the salesmen,
who told how they made steadfast cus
tomers and Increased salea The follow
ing repoiled to toaMs: r. T. Sine, H.
M. Anderson. K. K. lesh. Lee A. Smith,
O. K. Carpenter, George Hamilton, N. li.
Wilcox, Emll von IVrxrn. George Wel
laee, J. K Maddox. W. B. Crook, W. K.
Conley, J. A. Carpiter, E. R. Jone;,
W. & Rhodes. W. G. Carpenter, B. H.
UoeJ, 3. M. Lowe and C. B. Oliver..
Blind Mrs Batt
Robbed by Visitor
Ilolpless because of her age and sight
less eyes, Mrs. Fannie Batt, ttU Ilamll
ton street, stood by yesterday afternoon
In her home while a burglar robbed tho
house. Mrs. Batt la psst 90 years of agi
and was home alone when the robber
knocked at tho door.
Mrs. Patt, thinking It wan a neighbor
told him to come around the back way,
which was open, and added that her blind
ness and Inability to move prevented her
from opening the door.
The thief took adventure of the Inform
matlon and came In. Arter helping him
self to abcut 130 worth of Jewelry and a
watch and chain, he took Ms leave. Mr.
Batt could give the police no clue to the
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
Coroner's Jury. Finds
Volley Killibg U.S.
Hunter Accidental!
BUFFALO, Dec. 31. A coroner's Jury'
at Fort Erie, Ont., empaneled to Investi
gate the death of Walter Smith, the Buf
falo man shot by Canadian soldiers Mon
day, returned Its verdict this evening;
after hearing the testimony jot the sol
diers, Thomas Delaney, a provincial po
lice officer, and several eyewitnesses.
The verdict was:
"We find that the deceased. Walter
8mith, met his death Monday forenoon,
December M, while evading arrest for un
lawfully shooting ducks out of season
in Canadian waters, by a volley delivered
accidentally from the rifles ef three mili
tiamen who were called upon by Provin
cial Officer Thomas Delaney to assist
htm." -
Officer Delaney, who occupied the stand
for more than an hour, took the responsi
bility for the whole affair on his town
shoulders. He called upon the soldiers
to help him make the arrest, he said,
under the law that permits an officer of
the law to call upon any citizen for help
In an emergency, and ordered the firing.
Nearly Half Million
Spent in Election of
Federal Senators
WASHINGTON. Dec St. Nearly half
a million dollars was event by candidates
of all parties last November In the first
popular election of United States senators
in the hatory of the government To be
exact, ti60.f77.2a represents the total of
sworn statements of campaign expendi
tures filed with the secretary of the sen
ate. Democrats led in the expenditure with
fcM2.89a.90. Republican candidates spent
lM,te4.3S; progressives, i,Vb&M; prohibi
tionists. f,U.!3; eoclailsts, 1X4.74; and
Independents, 11.044.05. The average per
capita expenditure was: Democrats, 3,
074.S3; republicans. SZ.SU.44.
The largest expenditures were In Oeor
gla where the senators were" elected, the
amount sworn to by all candidates there
totalling Hl.tt2.63.
Several candidates reported that they
spent no money whatever, but the lowest
expenditure on record waa S cents, re
ported by E. L. Hitcrutns, socialist, can
didate in Ohio,
Austrian Warship
Torpedoed by French
LONDON, Dec SI. A ftsnatch to the
Dally Mall from Venice contains a re
port that 4 French torpedo boat has tor
pedoed the Austrian dreadnought Vtrtbus
Vnitls at Pols.
It la said the hull of the dreadnought
was pierced, but that It succeeded la
reaching its dock.
T. E. Sfeanahaa ef Mag-to City Will
Be Cashier at Iaatttattoa to
Which Charter Recently
Unofficial word came yesterday that
the order of suspension recently made
by the Interstate Commerce commission
on the loading of cattle between the
original point of destination and the final
destination had been vacated. This
means that where formerly a shipper
could ship a part of a load from the
original point and then stop and pick up
other stuff en route, now the shipper
will not be allowed to do this on Inter
state shipments.
New Baan, rtr ratrtlllea.
Word has come that after a long strug
gle a new bank Is to open In Papllllon
February 1, with T. II Shanahan of the
the Packers' bank , of South Omaha as
cashier. It Is understood that a charter
for the new institution was Issued a few
days ago. T. J. Shanahan, who Is assist
ant cashier at the Packers' bank In
South Omaha, has. been with that Insti
tution for several years.
Fratej-nlty Daaee.
The Aleph Daled fraternity entertained
at an Informal dancing party Tuesday
evening at Jacobs' hall. The hall was
beautifully decorated In black and or
ange, colors of the fraternity. Those
present Were:
Misses: Misses:
gorette Adler. . Freda TruaUn, . .
Ruth Gross, Hess Adler.
Edlth-Bubb. , "lora Sherman.
Lather Tatle, feophia Welnstcln,
Pbarl Chei-niss. Pearl Greenberg.
iiatinah Kiaakofsky.Mlnam Davis, "'
Ida Wirthsafter, . B, Newman.
Minnie Arkln, Jennie Kraane. '
Ruth Levey, Kdlth Castleman.
Bees Levey, Kstlier Epstein.
Clara SniUer. Rose Muskln.
Sadya Ginsberg, Hannah Muakln,
Lillian Adler. Fannie Roaenbloom,
tiarah Brodkey,
Meaara: , Messrs:
Charles Benrer. Morris Robinson,
Harry Bravlroff. t-hil RcaenMatt,
Hamuel Cohan. Julius Arkln,
Ben Tatle. Jaok Alberts.
Harry Chernles, Maxwell Fromkln,
Barney Kulakofsky, George Levey.
Ed Wlrthaafter. Harry Malaahock.
Jake Malaahock, ' A brer Kaiman,
Simon Levey, f Arthur Marowlt,
Dr. P. Levey, A. Rosenbloom, '
David Kar.lan. Harry Hteln.
Harry Truatln. Dr. Abe Greenberg,
Dave ChemisH. D. Chernles.
Morris Sherman,
Steals froaa Wagoa.
Recently daring robberies have been
committed In South Omaha, but It re
mained for one thief to outdo the other
Raffles in boldness. The said light
fingered brother climbed onto a wagon
belonging to the State Dry Cleaning
works of 11S North Twelfth street yes
terday and lifted a number of suits. of
clothes, according to the pulicJ.
' Magle City Goaalp.
Mra F. O. Beck Is ill at the South
Qmaha hospital.
The Red men will give a ball at Red
man hall New Tear's eve.
Today Is the last day for bids on sup
plies for the difference city departments.
The local Eagles will give a mask ball
at their hall on New Year's eve.
Mlaa Gertrude Sullivan la spending the
holidays at Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Cherokee coal, unscreened, 14.26; screen
ed, 14.71. bouth 7. Howland Lum. t Coal.
The 'Welsh Grocers beat the Curo Min
eral Springs in a bowling me at the
Bruswick alleys Tuesday night,
Charles F. Mahl has left on a business
trip to Shenandoah, la.
The usual New Tear's dinner will be
held at the Presbyterian church. Twenty
third and J streets, on January 1.
Of See space for rnnt In Bee offloe, ml
N street. Term reasonable. Well known
location. Tel. Houth 27.
There will be a short service from :S0
a. rn. until l' a. m. In the. southwest
room of the lower assembly hall at the
First Presbyterian church
THE BUBBLE SONG from the opera
"Htirh Jinks'' will he the pipe organ
number tonlRht. Picture program on
page eight. Uoasle theater.
The rooms of Bert Waffles at Twenty
fourth and N streets were robbed Wed
nurday nipht.
The next meeting of the South Omaha
eln-ie of the Hhtiii Conservation league
has been postponed until January 7 be
iu of lack of heat In the high school
building during the holidays.
FOR SALE Household furniture for
seven rooms, among which are a roll top
office desk and chair, to be sold at auc
tion at 141 North itoth Ht., Bouth Omaha,
from I a. m. to i p. in. New Year's day.
Five-Year Term
Given Eancher
PIERRE. & D.. Dec SI. (Special Tele
gram.) J udge McNenny la circuit court
at Fort Pierre today sentenced Herman
SontMnscheln. prominent Stanley county
rancher, to five years In the penitentiary
on oonvlottcn of tho charge of larceny of
two cars of cattle In that county..
Sonnenschein with Ed Carr , and Jaok
Borden, all prominent ranchmen, was
charged with shipping two ears of stolen
cattle from Laatry to Chicago. The cat
tle were stopped t Mobridge and re
turned to their owners. Sonnenschein is
convicted principally on the evidence of
Carr. Borne U a fugitive from Justice.
Bonnonscheln is at liberty on an appeal
bond of flJMi.
rriday, Jan. 1, 1915 Burgess-Nash Co. STORE NEWS FOR MEN Bnrgeaa-Nash Co. Phone Doug. 137.
Here's the News About That Special Sale of Men's and Young Men's
Including: Values of $30.00,
$35.00, $40.00 to $60.00 at
Which Starts Saturday Morning and
for Which We Asked You to Wait
very special purchase brings these remark
able values. The surplus stock of one of
the foremost minufacturers of high class cloth
ing for menbrand new styles, the very Acme of mcr-
. T T A Tr rfiA It fT T7T"V TUTJ ftf TO f IOT IT
cnant tailoring rirvii iniivi,! tiuwyuuuu i
and possessing that character and perfection of fit and
finish that is found only in the product of the best merchant
tailors. . ? '
The Fabrics:
The newest foreign and domestic
overcoatings aro included, such as:
The finest llockanun fabrics, "Wornm
bo, Scotch overcoatings, Vicunas and
the celebrated English Crombie over
coatings. ' .
Colors Include:
The Styles:--
Sa '
Are the season's most favored
smart, individual models that lend a
pleasing appearanco to the wearer.
The kind that aro appreciated by
men "who know." '
The Models:
Blue, gray, tan and a variety of new
mixtures, also black.
Are regular in build and tho sizes
rango from 34 to 44 chest measure.
We believe this sale will establish tho season's record for valuo giving in overcoats
for men and young men. Salo Btarts Saturday morning at 8;30, Fourth Floor.
jrrrpf The sale announced here is but a ferorunner of what we aro going to do
for the men of Omaha in the matter of clothing, for within tho next few
weeks we will install a complete Men and Young Men's Clothing Department, repre
senting Beveral of tho finest and best known lines in tho country.
Bnrgsss-irash 0k ronrth floor.
Men's $2.00 to $2.50 FRENCH
TIIEY were bought for a special before-Christmas feat
ure, but arrived too late that's the' reason for this
6ale. Fine quality French flannel with neat j CfJ
trlpe, light colors with French cuffs, alios 14 to 17. Y I .
Worth nd would have sold had they reached ua In JL
time, for 2.00 to $2.60; special, for
Men's 600 611k Iloae, c
Accordlan silk how. black and red, black and white, bluo and black;
the regular 60c quality, sizes 10, 10 Vi and 11; sale price, pair, 29c
Outing Flannel Night Robe. fiOc
Good patterns, cut full and long, "Faultloss" tnake, originally to
$1.00; very special Saturday, 60c.
nrrs -sTaah Co. sfsla noor
Mens High Grade Shoes at $5.00
TUB SIIOES we are offering to men
at this , price are positively the
best shoes that can be built for the
money. High-grade footwear in every
particular, including both staple and
ultra-fashionablo models.
Mahogany, Russia calf, pat
ent colt, black vici kid and
gun metal leath
ers; special,
Bargsss-sTash Co. Mala rioer.
We Have Not Forgotten the Boys'
Specials for Saturday Just Note
Boys OVERCOATS, $3.45
Values up to $6.00
HERE are without doubt the biggest
overcoat values for boya, aged to 17
years, that have been offered for a long
time. Mado in a variety of good styles
of chinchillas and fancy weaves, with
shawl and convertible col- q4C
lars. Originally to $0.00. y ZT
Sale price Saturday
Boys' $12.50 and $15.00 Overcoats, $8.50
Overcoats for ages to 20 years. Chinchillas
and fancy weaves, with convortible and
shawl collars. Brown, gray and $Q C A
blue. Formerly to $15; sale price. . . O.DU
Children's $5.0? Overcoats, $2.95
Overcoats for ages 6 to 10 yean. Chinchillas and
caaslmerefl. Formerly to $5.00; sale Jq qj
prlce , 3at70
Boys' $5.00 Suits, $3.45
Boys' Suits In fancy weaves and corduroy fab
rics, some with two pairs of trous- C3 f C
rs, originally to $5.00; sale price. . pJ4D
Borgsss-Jlaah Co, Tourth noor.
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