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THE REE: OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1915.
BRYAN DENIES SHIP
BILL ANGERS LION
Secretary Asserts Report Grey Told
V. S. Buying Teuton Ships
Unneutral it Untrue.
MUCH DISCUSSION IN CAPITAL
WASHINGTON. Jan. n.-Diplomatlo
phases of th proposed ptirrhase of ships
l-y th fritted Ststea government were
r klety discussed today as a result of tha
lubllrtlon of a. report that filr Edward
lirey had Informed tha Put dopartment
that such purchases If Including German
or Austrian ship, would be regarded aa
constituting an unneutral act.
It n Mated posltlvelv at the Plate
department aa well -aa the Jtritlsh em
hurry that no communication, official or
otherwise, on the subject had been re
ceived from P-lr Edward." Not only haa
the American government not asked or
received tha formal -views of Great Brit
ain, but no expressions of an official
character hav coma from either Russia
Xat Parallel ren.
References hare been made to the sub
ject, of trauafers of flag In diplomatic
corraapondi-nro over. too ateamehip Darla
and", previously over tha ' Brlndllla, but
theae are held by the Btata department
not to be parallel, esses aa they Involve
transactions between private Indlvlduala
whereaa tha bill pending In the aenate
would make tha Vnlted States govern
ment a party to any purchase of veaaela
made under It.
Inasmuch aa the State department holda
that what might have been aald In tha
Pacta and Brlndllla caaea doea not apply
to government .purrhaaea. Majority
Leader Vnderwood In tha house on behalf
of the State department denies that tha
pending ahip bill had been tha subject of
official ' communication between ' tha
"Washington government and Great
Britain. ' ' '
' Views of British Embassy. '
At th British em ha a my the view waa
voUmteered thnt since th pending bill
had not yet' paaaed, 'negotiation would
not be proper, and that even If tha meas
ure wer enacted there would be no
reasou'to suppose that the Vnlted States'
government, exercising the powers dealg
nated by the legislation,' would commit
any unneutral act. ' '
ft was stated au'thorftatlvely, however,
that tha British ambassador had made It
clear In a recent ronveraatlon with Bec
retary Krjan what under certain circum
stances would be the view of the British
wetnmenC pointing out; Incidentally
thut while KnBland In tha past had recog
nised aome tranefera of flag during war
as' legal, there waa no doubt In hia mind
of the opposition of Russia and Fraace.
What the. ' hypothetical circumstance
ere to which the British ambassador re
ferred have not boon diaclcaed, tut they
nr presumed a relate to- any general or
wholesale relesa of German and Aus
trian ahlps now docked In American
porta. Such a atep high officials of tha
American government declared waa not
In contemplation as they have not even
decided yet whether It vn will b naces-.
aary to purchase any belligerent vessels
t obtain at a reasonable prloa ships to
carry American products,
Although tha British ambassador . dis
missed tha subject orally with, Secretary
Hryan recently, a diatlnctlon was draws
at the embassy today between Ms per
sonal views and any official sxpreaelon
by direction of h!a government. PI oca
hia opinion ' waa dllvrad In an offi
cial way the Btate department haa no
record of It. and officials da not regard
any of tha Informal remarks' mads thus
far as In tha nature of a, protest or for
The light of the United Slate govern
ment to purchase vessels hitherto usder
a belligorent flag la vigorously uphold by
officials at the department, who have
made an exhaustive atudy of precedent.
Against the poaltion understood to be. hold
by Great Britain, FrtJira aud Russia, It
was pointed out by administration offi
cials that svn if tha PscUratlon or lxn
Oon'a provisions were couatrued a pro
l.lblllng all transfers of flag after the
outbreak of hostilities, which la some
thing the American delegates at tha con
ference did not and tha rJtat department
doea not now admit, the foiled States
la not bound by tha declaration, because
article 63 or this declaration says:
'The provisions of the present declar
ation must be treated as a wlvple and
cannot, be separated."
t ; lot t Force at all.
Inaamuvlt as the British order In coun
cil of last October accepts aome of tha
provisions of tha Declaration of London
and modifies otbara and that as that
tuUiin received the approval, also of
France and Russia, the United State
does not regard any part of tha declar
ation to be now In force, but la being
guMed by previous prlncllea of Inter
To oppose tue cieiiu iiit Italic 'has
never recognised changes in registry.
officials of the State department pclnt to
the rules issued by tha French minister
'f mailuce to the Krcnch navy during
' the Franco-Pruselan war, when com
manders were instructed to inquiry Into
whether or not each transfer of flag
was bona fid. Be Tore the I'eciarstlon
n London waa drafted, Kngland, too, it
Is clninied, held transfers aa legal where
tt.er waa no uuestlou aa to the bona
fide character of the trunaactlon.
BELGIAN BABIES NOT IN
DANGER OF MILK FAMINE
NKVV YORK, Jan. ii. Apprehension
Shut there mltiht b 'eurfering among
li. Uian tia;ia and young children be
cause of a ahortHse In milk auppll-s has
I for the time being, the
Omiiuiekiun for Hvlief in Belgium n-n-junc-d
tonight. From lta own purchases
am! Uiroufch donations. It has already
hfr:t. forward, ha In band or on order
for raity.ehlj'Uirnt ti.i&l oaaea or S,9,lt
i i s of condensed, unsweetened anl
it 1 it el" been able to establish and
;,.l.iU'n a n'im'e- of datile la Belsium.
TCP." ADO SWEEPS EAST
SIDE OF OKLAHOMA BURG
TI.'LSA, OU., Jan. SI. A tornado swept
tl.e at ile of Tulsa tonight. Injuring
five r-erfcons. Mrs, Ira Mangan probably
Two Urge oil tanks were set on firs
,y li:Mnlu anl eeerl house were
loat, Meati-lH? ttsat Ileitis.
I-. ma's New ln. jvrry will help
oi.sH or old. keep a bottle et
?jr r-'o-' s . tot dri-Cfts! s.
; Hphih id.
French Force Way to Victory on
Field of Ice Through Barbed Wire
. TARIS, Jan. 31 The following semi
official account of a French success m
the Vosaes Is given:
''In the Vosgea, Ilarlmann-Wellerknnf
was held by two aectinna In the begin
ning. (A aectlon ntimhera etxlern men),
Iter those were reinforced by three
companies. Here our chasseurs made a
heroic atand. but this force was obliged
to succor the small guard at the summit
which was furiously attacked by" Import
ant forces pf the enemy. In a heavy
snow atorm and fog and unable to see
more than ten yards ahead of them, this
small detachment, knowing that the
guard had only 300 cartridges, act out
January IS over the rocky declivity, which
waa ohatructed by thickets, to save their
"Two companies tried . to reach the
enemy's left; two othera marched toward
the right, but tha Germana were strongly
organised and tha advance waa alow. The
men, allpplng on the Ice and falling back
U. P. SUES THEROCK ISLAND
Seekg to Prevent Latter from Run
nine; Local Trains Over -Leased
PERTAINS TO TOPEKA TRAFFIC
One of the moat Important eults that
havs been Instituted at Council Hluffs
for many years was filed Saturday In the
federal court by Attorney George 8.
Wright, general attorney In Ion a v, for tha
Union Pacific Railroad company. The
Union Pacific la the plaintiff and tha
Chicago, Kock Island aV Pacific Railroad
company la the defendant. It calls for
Juillcla conaltructlon of several clauses
of a 99-year leaae given the Rock Island
by tha Union raclfic. and Involves vast
autns of money.
The action Is an application for an In
junction to restrain the Rock Island road
from operating Its trslns between Kansaa
City, Kan., and Topeka for the purpose
of obtaining any of the local traffic be
tween those two points.
Mad lion f oatraet.
On March 1, lwa, the Kansas Pacific
Railroad company, which later became a
part of tha Trnlon Pacific system, made
a contract with the Union Paolflo by
wnun it was given the privilege of opar-
atng lta through trains, freight and pas
senger, between Kansas City and Topeka
over tha Kanaaa Pacific's lines, but waa
not to do any local buslnesa of any char
acter between those poinM during' this
long period of 3.000 years.
The conditions of the contract-leas
were faithfully observed until wllhln the
at few yeara, when the Rook Island
company surreptitiously broke It to some
degree. As the country became more
densely .populated the. temptation to . en
gaga In local bualneas Increased and it la
asserted that this business has reached
profitable proportions In the last year.
If any protests were mads by tha Union
Pacific, officials they lacked the force to
Compel action, an5 tha Rock Island peo
ple went after the buslnesa more ener
getically than ever.
It waa Intimated In railway circles
yesterday that tha Rock- I aland would
Ilka to get i Id of its 1.000-year lease, and
Its deliberate violation is part of a pre
pared plan to bring about Jig termination.
Tha lease Is profitable to tha Union Pa
cific If Its terms are fully complied with,
for the annual -rental for the us of the
tracks amounts . to a pretty sum. The
Union Paclfle is very willing for Its
rival to uae the tracks as long aa it la
compelled to pay tha price. If tha Rock
Island could break Its leas it could than
be free to build competing lines, and it
waa Intimated by railroad men her
yesterday that for this reason the 1,000
year lease looms up a an ever-Increasing
ON BRITISH TRADE
IS ON; SHIPS GO
(Continued from Tag One.)
passed wreckage and a oca afterwards
aaw the Iten Cruachen sunk. The Graphic
waa rhaaed, but eluded pursuit aiid
reached the Mersey safely.
i Th , appearance of th German sub
marine No. SI. which sank th little
lesuier lion Cruachen. oft of Fleetwood,
n the west roast of England not far
north of Uverpool, has created a pro
found sensation In shipping circles fol
lowing th sinking of steamers off the
French and Belgian coasts by similar
These raid on commerce are regarded
her as demonstrating that Germany la
attempting to carry out the reported
threat of Admiral von Tlrpita to prey on
all shipping entering Unumi porta by tU
uae of submarines. Th No. XI. according
to th latest naval lists, la on of th
largest German submarines, but It waa
not thought their cruising radius was
sufficient to enable them to reach a point
so far from their base.
Uti Otter Dsns at Least,
At least one other vessel besides th
Hen Cruachen was sunk by th Oerman
submarine No. SI. Thla fact becam
known tonight when a trawler brought In
the rim-en members of th crew of th
steamer I.lnda Blanche, which waa sent
to the bottom by th German raider. I
Th Linda Cianche was on Its way from
Manchester to Be!f when the sub
marine suddenly appeared alongside. Of
ftcera came aboaid and In perfect English
oidercd she crew to leave the steamer.
As roon as th men of the Linda lil.uicns
were in their boat the Germane attached
a mlt to the bridge, and another to the
forecastle. The mines were then ex
plortttd. destroying th vessvL
' The Germana fld th Hrltish sailors
they could find a trawler by proceeding
In a certain direction and the crew waa
picked up when th fishing boat waa
Slakta Asstr Hatp.
The skipper of tiie trawler atated that
at S p. m. yesterday he sighted another
ship on whli h an explosion hud evidently
occurred- He was steering In th direc
tion of this eset when he picked up the
Linda Bianctie'a boat a
When be reached the "point where he
had seen the other ship he found no trace
of wreckage and believea It wert down
after he fist Bifchted It. Three luore avail
able records make no record of th Linda
HUuche. It was probably a small Coast
TO CI KK A IULU 1 Y
Take Laxative Itrunvi Quinine Tab'eie.
DrngKUts reolid the monev if It falls
to cure. K. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. 20 inili.
on accessory defenses, fought all day.
From the summit the guard heard tha
firing, an! In tha evening their trumpets
sounded a salute. Our men continued to
gain ground on the Hat up the alope, but
slowly. The chasseurs held out. As
sault after assault waa delivered. Two
officers fell at the head of their men,
but In spite of the Ice and barbed wire
the force advanced. f
"At nightfall nothing more waa heard
from the summit and the handful of
valllant defenders succumbed before help
arrived. The relieving, party now com
manda the summit of the heights, pre
venting any offensive .movement ly the
Women Vote la Tssklsa.
-YANKTON. S. D., Jan. 30.-(.peclal
Telegram.) By the close majority of
ninety-two new school house bonds for
llfln.ooo, carried today. Women voted for
FARM LABOR 'CHANGE HE
New Organisation to Meet in At
tempt to Soke Floating Har
; Test Labor Problem.
STATES' CO-OPERATION SOUGHT
, To aolva the problem of the floating
labor that follows the harvest belt
throughout the fall, la the purpose of
a new organization that la to meet In
Omaha Monday. This la to be known as
the National Farm Labor exchange.
Charles McCaffree, president of the or
ganisation, la In Omaha, making prelimi
nary arrangements. He la commissioner
of Immigration for South Dakota.
Speaking of the new organisation and
Its purpose. President McCaffree said,.
"The National Farm lbor exchange or
ganizes to handle help necessary for
grain harvest In tiie ' middlewestern
states primarily, and to correct the ap
parent evils by' a co-operation of offic
ials and committees In tha territory,
where men are needed, from Texas north
to Canada. As tha harvest begins two
months earlier In the south end of this
territory than In the north, men may
work In several places during the season.
"Our plan, Includes getting the men,
from dther sections of the United State,
placing them where needed, moving them
with the least possible loss of time, and
especially culling out the undesirables:
Distribution within each state will be
looked after by the official whom the
state has deaignaled for the purpose,
"Tho plan was proposed at k meet
ing at Kansas City in December, called
by the Industrial relatione committee of
congress. It Is expected a permsnent
organization will be effected Monday.
Tha stat labor orflclele, a representa
tive of each of the Ulted States com
mittee on Industrial rotations, tha bu
reau of labor and tha Department of
Agriculture, and representatlvea of far
mers, civic and business organisations,
which are Interested, are to form the
Pom of the men to attend the meet
ing, acording to President McCaffree, ere
William Lesiaerson and William Duffus,
as representatives of th United States
oommltte on Industrial relations; P. W.
Podwerly, chief of th Department of
Information, Department of labor; Carl
Vrooman, assistant secretary of agri
culture; labor officials of six states; rep
resentatives of 'several railroads, agri
cultural papers and farmers' organisa
tions; W. G. Ashton. commissioner of
labor of Oklahoma; The meeting Is
open at 10 o'clock at th Hotel Roms.
New Salesroom for
Th salesroom of th Mitchell Motor
company will be, when completed, on
of th most handsome, as well as on
of tha largest and best lighted rooms
on 'the row. Th apace taken up by th
front driveway to th garage, has been
thrown Into th aalearoom, th service
station being reached from, the alley at
Th Interior of the building Is being
handsomely decorated and new ter-
raso floor Is replacing the wooden on.
Additional lights of -.he latest lighting
system will Installed and taking it
altogether, th Mitchell Motor company
will have a show room worthy of th
fin line of Mitchell models they are
showing for ISIS.
The room will b In readiness for visi
tor th first of this wk. and will be
in apple plo order by th time the auto
mobile show' opens.
HUFFMAN SAYS "EIGHT" IS
THE POPULAR AUTOMOBILE
Fred C. Huffman stands strong In his
predictions aa to the popularity of ths
"ElghfV from this tim on. Mr. Huff
man says theae prediction are fully
Justified by th larg crowds that at all
times filled the Detroltee exhibit at the
Chicago Automobile show last week. Mr,
Huffman aald, "The Fred C. Huffman
Motor Car company can consider Itself
fortunate In having secured th agancy
for the Detrolter Kight, aa thla car will
without tall b offered for deliveries In
quantities, and w will b able to taik
car of close to a thousand buyers for
eur territory. Tb factory not only
showed tiia only popular priced "Eight"
t the New York National shows, but U
already making deliveries to dealers"
SOCIALIST IS ELECTED .
JO GERMAN REICHSTAG
HAMUVKU (via London). , Jan. Sl.-
Henrich isteubbe, a socialist, was elected
to tha ttetcheug at a by-election ester
day, receiving 41,73 vote against seventy
nine cast for hi opponent in a district
having a voting population of SU.ooo.
Notice to postmasters throughout the
Country to reduce xiene v. here poe
kililo without aflectltig elflrtency of nmtl
service it sent out by the poalnuuiirr
aenerai. An otltclal statement says la.ii
ing revenues ar due to th war and not
Formal notice of poatponement 'f the
lenliig of tha Panama oenal from Marcn
to July has been Ktven to ail foiwttn son',
irtnii' i.ts to whom invitational had been
extended. The Mai i li linont has
cel. led to American imUwi'l and lega
tions abrovd and ellrtad imilv!lua,l
liolne to dl'louiaiie it-preai-iitattvea here
noliflng thrui that on vounl of the
Mrres of putiiid business the prveioVnt vf
Die I nltrd Mates is unaMe tu 1st. art
in It l eicinoiiira on t tie Oali s originally
sell i led.
IOWA SOLrONS PEACEABLE
Work I Progressing with View of
Compromise Over Matter Where
' s There it a Difference.
TEMPERANCE FE0FLE ACTIVE
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
DF.S MOINF.S, la., Jan. J1. (peclal )
The moat significant feature of the leale
latlve aesKlon of the Thirty-sixth general
assembly thus far made evident Is a. gen
eral disposition to harmony and arrival
of results by compromlre and concession,
rather than fighting it out
There have been no bitter words In ses
sion nr In committee. There hs beert
no ahar9 contest for control of this or
that measure. Only a few of th mem
bers have started In to run things with a
high hand and they are not getting very
rar with their aggressiveness. A few are
exploiting themselves In every possible
way, but It Is well understood thst this Is
beraus they are candidates for some
thing els and deslr th advertising for
There has not been, thus far. any dis
sension over appointments to office. Th
governor sent to the senate for confir
mation th name of a number of his
recess appointees, and all who have been
reported on have been confirmed. While
there was som effort to make political
capital out of th perhapa unfortunate
radicalism of th governor's remarks In
his message, yet there I no resentment
against the governor, and In th end there
will be filed a report . on the matter
which caused the ruction that will make
plain to th people that aome conditions
deserve criticism and that honest efforts
ar being mad to correct them.
Wet atsrd Dry Fight.
A strenuous effort has been made to
stir up strife over temperance questions.
It seems to have failed. From the very
first the dry forces havs been' engaged
In exploiting th alleged big fight over
th organisation. They have fairly
flooded the legislature with bills. They
have twisted everything Into a wet and
dry fight But the situation has not
changed a particle in regard to these
matters and, In truth, most of th mem
bers look upon tha temperance legisla
tion as political matter thrown In to ob
struct legislation. There la not, as yet
any serious division on the temperance
question. Th control I with a few who
refuse to get excited on way or another.
The flood of bills presented at the be
binning of the session' presents nothing
essentially new. There ar bill to regu
late almont everything. A larger number
of bill affecting railroads ar her, and
som of them with merit. There arc' bills
to license plumber, barbers, chiro
practors and others. Bills affecting
county officials are numerous. A number
of the bllls before the legislature are
really to correct palpable errors found In
th Code, largely by reason of the Code
revision. A few bills to raise salaries
have been introduced.
The only big appropriation bills In
light as yet' ar those to glvs for the
Iowa exhibit at San Francisco and to
give to th losers by reason of the fight
on foot and mouth disease. Both of th
bills ar recognised as having merit, but
of course all appropriations will be mad
In tha light of what Is to follow. T
two subjects hero mentioned will con
sume a, fifth of all th avauaoi iuns
for extraordinary expenditure,, If allowed.
Th Stat Highway commission hat Is
sued orders to th effect that persons em
ployed as count? highway engineers must
cut out the private work and devote
themselves to the public business. Dur
ing th last year there has been much
complaints about some of th engineers
having several positions or doing work
for sever maaterls. Troubl has arisen
largely from this situation. In on county
an engineer had on work for two or three
cities and towns and for half a doaen
drainage districts all at on time, with
th result that h did not get along very
well with th county work. It Is declared
that as th work Is progressing, even in
th smallest of th counties there will be
enough work to take up all the tim of
th men. ' Th highway commission haa
also Issued a statement to th Boards
of Supervisor asking them to be sure to
employ only competent engineers, aa It
pays at all tiro to employ only good
engineers. To do this It will be found
necessary to pay good salaries.
It Is expected that Mil possible com
plaints as to highway work and as to
engineers and the commission will be
aired from tim to time befor th legis
lature. Already ther ar indications that
somo of th senators who opposed th
highway commission plan and favored
th old way of making roads, and som
of th new member elected to make war
on th highway commission, will brlna
befor the legislative committtee all
who hav grievances against th system;
and that th legislature wilt hear every
thing thst can b said against th com
mission. Dlsorlaalaatiaa. i
A somewhat unusual lawsuit has been
stir ted In district court on th ground
of discrimination. It I a claim of $14,000
rebate from th electric light and power
company, as overcharge covering a num
ber of jrear service to th Homestead
company. Th company seta up th claim
that while it wag paying tb regular pub
lished card rat for it power and light,
a rival concern In th same business, th
Register and Leader company, waa cn
gaged in getting the same power for i$
per cent lower rates. Reduo of this
discrimination th Homestead company
has been held up tor over M,000 and
asks that thla b returned to it
Bom tim ago th stat insurance de
partment received from insurance ex
aminers who mad exhaustive invest!
gallon a report on th office of manager
of th Modern Brotherhood of America,
with headquarters In Mason City. Th
report showed that the accounts of the
fraternal association war wall kept
Later suit wss brought In court to com
ptll th company to permit a .commute
of member to make a real Investigation
and this has been don. Now th corn
mitie of Investigation has -mad a re
port very Similar to that of the Insurance
aamlners, finding that th business baa
been well managed. An insurgent faction
la at work, trying to gain control and
thla on step in th movement
May (or Folic FeBsleua.
Th Dea Moines police pension board Is
preparing to aak an Increase In the levy
by which Its funds ar raised. During
tb last three years unusual demands
hav been mad on th fund until now
tUls 1 being paid ou yearly. Th fol
lowing named former officer receiv
pensions: Youogberg, Kels D Ford,
8uita, Johnston. Cohen, Frace, Shaffer.
Ed I Ford. Dickey. Mrs Jerry Courtney,
widow of an officer, receives M a month
nd three children ge It each.
I holds AdaalatsiratUa.
James Wilson, former ccrtsj-y cf agrl
cuHuie, la an Interview aulle In Des
Wife of Preacher's Murdered
Victim Sobs Story of Crime
CHICAGO, Jan. SI. Rev. John J. Mul
lin, former pastor of the Church ot the
Holy Rosary, on trial here for the mur
der pf-Thomas A. ratterson, station
agent at Hillside, 111 , heard Patterson's
widow sob out her story ot the crime
to Judge and Jury yeaterday.
Mrs. Patterson eld not see her hus
band atsbbed, although he was but a few
feet away. Th priest, she testified, came
out of a saloon, followed by several men,
who were In altercation with him and
who struck him. Then he appeared on
the station platform, ah said, where she
and her husband stood "fifteen feet
Mrs. Patterson said sh went inside th
station presently and her husband fol
lowed In a few minutes.
"H said, 'Mamma, that man hit me
Moines, fully upheld the present national
administration In the matter of th fight
on th fool and mouth dlses J; and de
clared that the democratic administration
could not be held responsible even It it
was shown the disease was Introduced
from South America, In imported hides.
He particularly .Interested In the
manner th fight Is being made because
he ha seen several outbreaks and the
offle under hi direction adopted th
policy which baa sine been 'continued of
stamping out th disease by causing the
killing of th Infected herds.
Trial of ibe Plamber Case.
United States Attorney Porter has re
ceived word that if United States Judge
John C. Pollock of Kansas oannot hear
the plumbers' trust case. Judge Van Val
kenburg of Missouri will com February
. Porter says It Is Improbable that a
new man would be asked to hesr the
esse, even if President Wilson should ap
point a successor to Judge McPherson
within th next week. Assistant United
States Attorney Moon of Ottumwa, and
B. F. welty, special assistant to the De
partment of Justice, will be here early
next week to assist In th preparation' ot
th government for th trust case.
A bill has been Introduced In the leg
islature to change the railroad pommts-
slon, -to enlarge it and give it added
power, and especially to bring the tele
phone and telegraph companies under
the commission. This bill would virtu
ally make ot th railroad commission a
public utilities commission, and give it
power to handle the entire franchise
bualneas for th telephone companies. It
is supposed to be an entering wedge for
further enlargement of the powers ot
A bill introduced !n the senate by Per
kins provides for revision of the code
supplement virtually after each session
of the legislature, by having a new sup
plement Issued each time with th new
laws entered therein. i
The patrol system for handling the
road dragging business is proposed in a
bill tsthered by Senator Foster of Guth
rie. This system contemplates that as to
both township loads and county roads
there shall be a systematic patrolling of
1 t smrrellflc Over ratroaage.
Th retrenchment and reform -commit
tee got a hard bump In th aenate when
that body, 20 to 17, referred to the graft
committee a resolution authorising em
ployment of four additional janitor for
work on the buildings outside the state
house during th session. It was ex
plained by" Allen that this would be
cared for in the .regular omnibus bill
later. Kimball moved to defer, until
Monday and Clarkson moved, to refer to
the graft committee, with JteQuest that
It confer with the governor as to th
need of this outside help. Th latter
Th Incident gav opportunity for the
senators who feel aggrieved over the
manner In which the governor came back
at them with facts to vent their griev
ance, and Clarkson and Do can made bit
ter speeches. In which they denounced
the governor again. Clarkson declared
the governor had "sidestepped" in his
reply and was merely playing politics,
and Doran insisted that the governor
had com back with a statement which
bumped them all a great deal harder
than he did In his original message to
Hear from Faruaers.
Colonel George W. French, W. W.
Marsh and other farmers appeared be
for the committee on agriculture, along
with th stat veterinarian and discussed
the appropriation bill to glv tss.COO im
mediately to pay Iowa's share of the
cost' of th stamping out Of the epidemic
of foot and mouth disease. The hearing
developed nothing essentially new in re
gard to the same. Th opinion waa ex
pressed that the- measures ordered by the
federal government were too stringent
but that they had been successful and
that Iowa ought not to complain of the
small shir of cost apportioned of the
state. There will also be considered other
billa to reimburse th farmers for losses
to hog by hog cholera.
- New Batldlaga at Colleges.
Th Stat Board of Education h
Just completed it budget on the building
work to be don at th educational in
stitutions out of th millag taxes and a
resolution for approval cf th plans wlil
1 b presented to th legislature In a few
days. Tha resolution will aak approval
of th following expenditure during the
Stat College, Ames Nw animal hus
bandry laboratories, !M,00O; new hospital,
U0.0OO; , additional unit to dormitory.
i0.ono; agricultural engineering building.
1150.000; building for study of bacterio
logy and socio y, r,000.
Teachers' College, Cedar Falls Two ad
ditional wlnga to th dormitory, fJOu.WO.
Blare .Untveraily, Iowa City Building
for botany and geology, li3,ou; dental
building, ll&O.OOJi detention hospital.
l.00; remodeling chemistry building
llO.Ouu; one wing of library ' building,
1100.000. Thla library building Is to be
planned to eost S0,oM when fully com
LOVE STORIES FOR WAR
WOUNDED IN HOSPITALS
(Correspondence Of Th Associated Press.)
AMSTERDAM, Jan. i. hat tud or
books shall w send to th hospitals r
was tha question dispatched by a Berlin
charitable organixatiun to tb head of
on of tha Oerman field hospital dlvl
Th answer cam baxk promptly:
"Whatever you send, don't serd war
literature. Th wounded Ilk best of all
a good lore story. The oung men, espe
cially, r rather tired of hearing aboul
th war. It ta bttr for them, too, 'that
they should hav a rest from that sort
an awful blow over my heart an awful
' I t.a.1,1. J I I . I a VI .
UIMW, VIIV IT-eLI I IT-UL Xl rMISfU III VIlllOj
to show me. I tried to hold him up, but
he fell to his knees and I saw blood on
him. He had been stabbed to the heart."
The priest looked In at the window,
he swore, and threatened to shoot her
If ehe did not go away.
James" Sheriffs testified he was on the
platform, but not close enough to see hhe
actual stabbing', and that -he heard Mullln
say: "I'll kill you all. I'm the Lord God
"Mullln awore at me and tried to stab
me," said F. Vf. Ptackwell, a baggage
agent, who reached the- platform Just
after the Stabbing.
"In my opinion he waa Intoxicated."
Mullln denies recollection of the event.
It Is believed insanity will be offered as
MID-YEAR GRADS' PARTY
South Omaha High School Class En
tertained at Home of Garwood
GIFT TO SCHOOL FROM CLASS
Class of '15. midyear graduates, held
their commencement week party last
Friday evening at the home of Garwood
Richardson, son of President and Mrs. F.
S. Richardson of the Board of Education.
Besides holding the last formal class
meeting, the evening was cleasantlv
spent in games 'and other frolics.
Permanent officers were elected. Presl.
dent Paul H. Jordan was unanimously re-
Instated in offloe on the motion of fiar-
wood Richardson. Other officers elected
were: . Garwood Richardson, vice uresl-
dent;. Ruth Derbyshire, tressure'r: Leslie
Eusman, secretary, and Marie Krug. ser-
srsant-at-arms. A financial report was
read by Garwood Richardson showing
i a little over l temalned In the
treasury. It was decided to spend fhls
money for a gift rrom the class to the
n V. t - .
ivoui. jn oner maae Dy Manager Els
worth of the South Omaha Orpheum the
ater to give the play "Milestones" at his
theater at some near 'date was unan
After the adjournment of the formal
claas meeting the evcnlna was omn
to an Informal house party program.
Paul Jordon and Paul McBrlde gave a
comical exhibition of the "Chelv Ph.n.
man" kind, which was followed by sev
eral piano selections by Miss Lillian
Levy, Miss Kathrln Rlchftrdson and Miss
Margaret Mo Wf r. Several1, finfihltarhr no m.
era pictures were taken. Refreshments
of Ice cream end cake wer later served.
Those present were:
t wmoers Class Members-
Lillian Anderson MaryO'Neil
Anne Carroll Grace Kturrock
tay Curtis Helen Tyner
Dorothy Davis Leslie Busman
Ruth Derbyshire Howard Eggers
Margaret FlUgerald James Hoctor
M.r' Krug Paul Jordon
Lillian Levy Karl Lee
Marssret Mnv,- j 1 Tj..k.-j-A
Theresa Mullaly Cyril Sheeny
Class Uueats CUaa Gueets
Florence Richardson Frank Broadwell
jvatnryn nicnaraaon Paul McBride .
Lfllirt Knua mj. u- . i ...
Class Chaperons ' .
Miss Cecilia Chase, sponsor.
Sir. and Mrs. F. P. Richardsom .
Culls From the Wire
A letter' from Miss Margaret Wilson,
the President's eldest daughter, coneratu-
laling Nelllsville. Wis., on being the first
in the united mates to emcloy a civic
secretary, was read at a meeting In cele
bration of the event.
Atlantic Coat line passenger train No.
45, from New Tork to Jacksonville, Fla.,
was wrecked at Callahan, twenty miles
north of Jacksonville. Fifteen passen
gers were .injured, none seriously. Flva
alreplns cars were derailed.
The explosion aboard the flagship San
Diego, Jaquarv 21, claimed another victim
with the death of Ralph B. Glidifam. a
fireman of Indianapolis. Ind. His death
is the ninth, and four men remain ser
iously Injured, it was learned at Han
Diego, Cal.i by wireless from the flafrshlu.
Fire In the plant of the Globe Paper
company at Cleveland. Imperiled the lives
of fifty girls working In It and an adjoin
ing plant, spread to a tenement nous
where it drove a score' of families into
at ths precise time ,V
efeoBrtDreesloa il tha
anssnete with S-tn-Oae.
ever gums, overheats, t ft
irs duster dries out. Far LJxJ
- than aoy mineral cy ha- v
4 dr ail. Ala kasne Uathsr soft.
I and brlahtmstalshinlnS like new,
Prevents rust. A Dictionary ajf tog
1 aioer usee witn ever vents.
I 10.15'. V0 ell stores.
i Ttirse-in-One Oil Company
N. Broadway. Hew York
ti - - -
ALL JJNDER ONtt ROOr
ENG RAVING -DEP-X
the street and entailed a Inss estimated
at lliomio. over a dosen firemen narrowlv
esca. mg being caught under a felling
Directors of Sears, Roebuck and Com.
ranv recommended the payment of a I1",
i,iln0 stock dividend to holders of $t0.
(Kin common stock of the ntat! order cor
poration, at a meeting at Chicago. The
new aharea of the tt it cent dividend
Will he Isaued against an STumn'ated
surplus of approximately SJa.MO.flOO, a
part n. which has been reinvested In t
business, (t la stated.
Ktrlklnr Inbnrera nt the plant of the
Armour Fert:Uzer Chemical companv t
Roosevelt, N. J., have won tl Mr fiaht
for restoration of the 13 a di waae,
which was reduced to SI w. The Armour
plant Is one of three Involved In the
etrlke In which nineteen strikers waie
hot by deputy sheriffs on January I!.
Mounted police were Included In or
dera establishing a Chicago police reserve
In connecting with, a meeting of the un
employed, called for tomorrow at Hull
House, a social settlement. A parade
without . permit, following a similar
meeting two weeks ao. waX broken up
by the police amid riotinK. 1 More than
twenty persons arrested wefe freed by
a municipal Judtre. who held that parad
ing without a permit was not an offense.
you suffer from Rheumatism oi
lumbago, rnb the aching; parts with
Omega Oil, then soak a piece of flan
nel with the Oil. lay it on the place
that hurts and cover with dry flannel.
This simple treatment has brought
rights of peaceful rest to people who
have suffered agonies. Trial bottle I oc
Capital . . $300,000.00'
Surplus . $100,000.00
Officers and Directors
J. F. COAD, President.
3. OOAD. Vice Pres.
H. C. MCHOLHON, Chier
T; J. MAHOXEV,
J. .M. GATES,
LUXUS MERCANTILE CO.,
Phone Douglas 1880 and have case
Make Teething Easy for Baby
. '.' USE;
Mrs. Yins!sws Scathing Syrcp
A SPLENDID REGULATOR
PURELY VEGE1ABLE-N0T NARCOTIC
Berated to silrtct; r CImi, Olaaaj
TWICE OAIIY, Mat. Today
AFTER THE MINNOW
CjOME8 THE WHALE
ja ths Hew and Original
Hag Tlma Farce,
and Mr. K-eevea' W.U-Xaosa
AXErXSQTTS BEAUTY CXOBUg
FmkiiMa and aawaeM stlrta oat aa
protamaiilli ta A' - SHOW aa a aora
thumb. IKiwa in Kaaaaa City laat wk
a fallow horowrd ttie prk-a of a ticket.
Al raid tha bap prov.l lit mar It to ba
a vtaa financier and Ha clalna ta know.
K U JiiHNSuS Mr. Caraty.
SveaisffS, gtinday Holiday Kata,
jee, aeo. Boa aad 7so
J5yAlS. 15c is. 25c f
Vhrw sun. It yea like, but sa anofclrs.
z.asii:b' inpH m wteg
TACASTSJ'' HAT atATlJiaa
BabV Carriage Osrsra in tha Lxionv
BOYD Tcnight, All Weak
Mats. Wad. aad Bat. KAOOIB TTT.
rza, a Department "tore Dram.
MatUsaea, 8Se Wtghts. SSc. BO.
Tvaeday, bod at y Might. Miss Masai
gUver, Iivrla guprajm. bat wees aots.
Vest Weak MI .W OAKaHTT.
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