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BASE BALL CLUB
IS NOTA CIRCUS
Bo Declare! Internal Revenue De
partment of United States When
Asked for Baling'.
TARIFF WILL BE REFUNDED
A base ball club Is not a circus.
The Internal revenue department
of the United States has made this
It la a decision that saves profea
bional base ball clubs the snug sum
tf ninety bonyi per annum.
Collector of Internal Revenue North
t'tclded some time ago that base ball
Hubs come under the same rullrg aa
tlrcuBfca In assessment of the special fov
trnment war ta.
One hundred bucks each wee the blood
money paid over by national paaMroers
of the cluba at Omaha, Lincoln, Colum
bus, Beatrice, Hastings. York, Norfolk,
uiand Island and Fairbury.
With eauh payment went a proteat.
Other protests came by mall, Including
one from Congressman Reavla, and still
others arrived by delegation..
Mr. North haa received word from
Washington In answer to hla request for
a ruling on the subject that baae ball
clubs are not clrcusea and that they shall
pay a tax of only $10.
Mr. North waa very glad to find him
self in the wrong. He smiled and said
he waa "gratified." but recalled that in
1& base ball clubs were taxed the same
as circuses In the war tax of that year.
Mr. North Is ready to refund the ninety
hones. Strictly speaking they cannot be
refunded. The several cluba will first
liavo to pay the $10 tax. Which being
paid, the 1100 formerly paid will be paid
t back. For It la so signed and sealed la
GERMAN METHODS IN FRANCE
Chain of Communications Includes
, Wonderful System of Transpor
tation of Supplies.
BIO FACTORIES AT KAIS POINTS
GYPSY MARGRAVE EQUALS
WAVERLY TRACK MARK
.- WAVERIr. Ta.. June 11. (Special Tel
rs ram.) The concluding card of the
Vt'averly rare waa pulled off today be
fore a good crowd. The track waa fast
i.nd the feature of the afternoon waa the
c availing of the track record in the aec-
nnd heat of the 2:U pace, when the Mem'
I.hls, Tenn., Gypsy Margrave stepped the
mile in 1:X. The good trotter Tommy
Morn, owned by Oeorge Kreise, Kldon,
In., was quite seriously injured In the
1 n . Iib.( ' tka 411 fttsrt flnavimtt .
Pacing. 2:12 class, purse I00'
:ypsy Margrave .,, .... 1
Mies Bell i'achen t
MaJ J i
M. F. D 4
Time. 2:im, t:m, Ml.
KlKht others started.
Becond. race, 1:18 trot, MOO;
Cold Bandore 1
.Sure Mike , -.7
l.liin 0hea 4
Ureal Northern 2
Time: i:tW4. 2:17. 2:16.
Seven others atarted.
2:30 trot. 3-year-old trot, MOO:
I Forest Dengen 1 1 2
Pat Hathaway ...... I 1
Last Sheet 3 S S
iKesttia B... 4 4 6
Asoff. Jr i 4
Time: 2:4. t:Wi. 1:19.
Five-eighths mile dash, ITS: Jungle won,
, Hetty Berand second. Miss 'Locust Bud
third. Time: 1:084. Five others atarted.
One mile daah. $100; Faster I,, won,
Tkftrry Field second, Mlsa Hockatone
Plant of Butte
by an Explosion
BUTTE. Mont. June 11 The plant of
the Butte Socialist, a weekly newspaper,
waa wrecked by an explosion, presum
ably by dynamite, early this morning.
The building took fire and burned fiercely
for a while. Will the nature of the
explosion haa not been determined. Pa
trolman Olson, one of the first on the
scene, declared that ha amelled giant
,1'owder smoke. ' The Interior of the
building was wrecked and the front was
hurled Into the street. A gallery at the
rear was blown loos and fell on ma
chinery below. Tha police believe that
the explosion took place in tha rear of
the atructure. '
The upper story of the building, occu
pied by a rooming house, waa not badly
damaged. Ho far aa is known no one
Police and fire officials were Investi
gating here today the cause of the ex
plosion. Tha force of the explosion waa
(great enough to blow, the front of the
atructiire Into the street and to damage
the upper part of the two-story structure,
wliloh was used as a rooming house. A
brief panic ensued among tha occupants,
but none waa hurt. :
(Orrespondenre of the Associated Preea)
NORTHERN FRANCE, June .-In a
one-time prosperous and busy city that
how contain almost aa many German
soldiers aa It does French inhabitants, la
one of the "Hauptpunkte." or chief points
In the remarkable lines of communication
which stretch from Owrmany to the front
tranche. ' , ,
Bran n casual Inspection of this link
m the wonderful chain of communications I
reveals one of the reasons why Germany
la able to contest stubbornly very ef
fort of It opponents to recapture the
territory that baa been taken, and why
Its soldiers are possessed of neceeitles.
and even luxuries; that were Unheard of
In earlier wars.
Various. such 'Hauptpunkte" exist all
along the long battle line, and from eai.li
there stretch out fen-ehapo Urea to
within a short distance of the trenches
Along these ribs of tha fan there are
transported dally the enormous quantities
of food, ammunition and clothing that
The "Hauptpunkte" may be called for
want of a better name, a division head
quarters in the lines of communication.
This headquarters haa, roughly, two
functions the preparing and forwarding
of food and ammunition, and the repair
ing of material that haa been broken
down under the rtraln of battle.
In the city recently visited by an As
sociated Press correspondent, the German
authorities l.ave requisitioned the slaugh
ter houses of a one-time French butcher,
and In It are methodically preparing the
enormous quantities of meat needed for
the army a few miles away.
Tattle Drlvea tto France.
The cattle are, for the most part, driven
In from Germany. For miles, aa one ap
proach sa the city, one can aee the herda
grailng on the rich French fklda. By
the time they t.ave reached tha division
headquarters they are fat and sleek.
Tha slaughter house, of course, b
neen round entirely too mail for the
amount of work to be done there, espe
cially In that department where meat Is
salted and pickled. In default of recep
tacles, therefore, the army has requisi
tioned. bathtubs and similar Inappropriate,
but useful vessels, and 4n them lie thou
aanda of pounds of meat. A thousand
pounds of wtirst a day la prepared for the
front, aa well aa many hundreds nf
pounds of beef, mutton and pork.
Within a hundred yarda of the slaugh
ter house Is the bakery, formerly a man
ufacturing establishment whose brick
ovens have been found to aaad them
selves very well to the baking nf it, 000
loaves of bread a day. Each loaf, com
posed of one-third of whlta flour and
two-thirds rye flour, weighs 1,500 grama.
Where the necessary railroad tracka
did not exist they have been built ao that
there Is easy and efficient railway con
nection with these two plants that sup
ply the two main necessities of the army
meat and bread.
Perhapa less Important and vital, but
more interesting, are the establishments
where damaged artillery and guns are
repaired and put into ahape for use at
the front again. In tin so plants also
ta haa - been found feasible to employ
French civilians at many kinds of work.
so that they may earn their livelihood,
be independent, and not be a drag upon
the German authorities who are sup
porting many of tha city's Inhabitants.
From all along the front there come
to a former machine shop the a una of
all bores that have been put out of com
mission In the fighting. They, come In
with damagea that In many rases are
quite as freakish aa the Injuries sustained
by the soldiers, and are repaired with
quite as much ingenuity aa are seemingly
Impassible disablements of the human
Nor are the worst damagea always the
result of the fire from the other side of
the line. Thus, there are gun that have
been literally torn apart from the explo
sions of shells prematurely. Tho dam
agea range from shattered and twisted
Is Safe in Harbor
LONDON, June U.'-Tiie British Press
liuresu, commenting on the announce
ment at Vienna regarding the sinking of
V British cruiser, said tonight that the
rliip presumably referred to waa aafe In
harbor "not seriously damaged."
Austria Will Take
Charge of Harvest
(1KNEVA. June It. (Via Pari.) in
formation has reached here from Vienna
that the war grain committee of the
.Austria government haa announced that
I: will take under its control tbe entire
I trvest soon to be gathered.
With the exception of sufficient grain
to feed the rural population, tha entire
nop will be bought by the state.
The committee has given ordera that
no false reports concerning the condition
nt crops are to be circulated.
wheels and riddled steel bhlelda to worn
out bores and broken musiles.
hop for Hepalre.
la a carpenter shop French workmen,
aided and superintended by Germans,
remake the wheels. In another part ma
chine guna are made bole. oftentimes
by using tha undamaged parts of two,
three or more weapon" 'n still another
building new musiles are moulded and
put onto undamaced trucks.
Here also are prepared ' the great
hoops of wire that can be stretched In
front of a tnnch In an emergency at a
moment'a notice, and can be made fast
by stakes of steel that are aorewed Into
the ground. Thus attackers wlve ar
tillery haa demolished the usual entan
glemente .of barbed, wire can still be
checked for a time at least.
Quantities of English cable wagons
have been captured at one time or an
other. Theae wagons are nothing more
than square wooden boxes mounted on
a wheeler, from which telephone wire
can be paid out. They neve, nowever.
been found to make exoellent ' machine
gun ammunition wagon and are turned
to their new use by the simple expedient
of being fitted with pigeon-hole com
partments. ' In conjunction with tha machine shop
there la a shoe shop and a leather shop.
where broken saddles are mended, and
where tha atraps for artillery wagons,
rifles, and knapsacks are put Into order
orrce more. It is the exception rather
than tha rule that any piece of apparatus
used at the front Is damaged an badly
that It cannot be mendotl bare or that It
haa to be sent back to Germany.
J oak Pile Sorted.
t point of Interest to the casual vis
itor, the prise of the division headquar
ters la the "SammelMeele" or collection
point the junk pile containing the sweep
ings of the battle field wouM be a better
name where every ico receivable object
from bits of rubber to broken bayonets
and cartridge shells is collected and
The knapsack of every wounded soldier
first or last finds its way to this build
ing and there in subjected to the scrutiny
of "Junk experts." The cartridges that
remain are laid to one aide, to be re
apportioned to some other fighter. Tha
drinking flasks or bottles are similarly
weeded out. and the clothe that still
are fit to wear are piaoed In piles ac
cording to their character.
The bayonets go to one department.
whet they are carefully cleaned and
put in shape for use again. The rifles
they include not only German but French,
Kn Irtish, Belgian and Russian guna are
thoroughly overhauled and oiled, and
come out looking like new. F.very piece
of equipment that still haa value la reno
After every battle in which the Ger
mans have been victorious the field Is
literally scoured, and all the junk Is
transported to headquarters. Scores of
ripped and torn auto tires are collected
and aent to an establishment where the
rubber ran be utilised In the making of
A big laundry establishment with
capaolty of over 100,000 garments la leas
than a month cleans old clothes after
they have been repaired and puts them
into ahape for further use by new soldiers
or by old troops whose supply haa been
A spur of the railroad track .runs ell
rectty to the end of the "Sammelstelle'
and carts away to Germany huge quanti
ties of scrap that haa every appearance
of being worthless, but which later la to
appear in newly manufactured form. Not
one thing with .any possible . value i
Bis: Drag Establishment.
The division headquarters very naturally
hag not only the hospital facilities that
are common to most German cities, but
also a medicament headquarters. In a
wholeasle drug establishment of almost
staggering elsa there are stored aome
4,000.000 marks worth of medicine and
medical Instruments for use in the field
Volunteer and professional nurses pre
pare aome 1S.TO0 yards of bandages a
day, which are shipped off to the front
in compact packages. The establishment
maintains fifteen mounted filtering plants
that are shifted from point to point along
the front and prepare dally some 10,000
liters of water for the soldiers.
There are also moveable Roentgen Ray
machines which ran be taken to the
front for use in desperate cases. Toxins
and serums In little globules are on hand
In great quantities, and the equipment
of the plant Is so complete that there
are even cases of snow goggles for the
use of the Soldiers on sunny days In
Aa an adjunct to the wholesale drug
establishment there Is a soap fartory
with weekly rapacity of (6.000 kilogram
week so large that not only are four
armies supplied hut the civil populations
of the city aa well. There Is a dloln-
fecttng establishment where both soldiers
and their clothes' are purified, and where
tlieong Red Crosa hospital trains after
use are switched In and sterilised and
EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYES
DIFFER ON DRINK QUESTION
atop the ChllaV 'h ! Herloaa
Croup and whooping cough are child
ren s ailments, nr. King s New Discov
ery la what you need; It kills the cold
germ. 6oc. All druggists. Advertisement.
(Cotrespondciiee of the Associated I'ress )
liDNDON. June 11. -In Investlaating
war work and the drink problem Home
Secretary McKenna baa found that the
employer and the worker lake opposite
views on a number of quetlona.
Kmployera say drink Is responsible for
M per cent of the avoidable loee of time.
The workeis rep'V that drink incapaci
tates only a small number who might
well be eliminated, but Investigation
shows thst about per cent of the
('barges of drunkenness are baseless. The
employers charge that the drinking habit
does more harm than actual drunkenness.
Trade questions give the Investigators
quite as much trouble as drink. Fmploy
crs say that the unions hold back the
output by restricting the amount each
man la allowed to do. so that when men
have. In the union phrase, "earned their
money," er "made their number." they
teet entitled to lay off.
has achieved the record of an everag
seventeen-hnur dav. lie put in 4M hour)
during the Inst month, or a dally averag
of seventeen hour for twenty-six dsyaV
This is probably a world's record. Tha
Subjects for further Investlaatlon re- man's wsges were about 1 cents an horn
total earning for the month
2X7 SO. His normal peaee-tlm
slightly under $3 a day of tea
lata to the time and manner of drinking
among the men, whether the ln rrssed
tax on beer haa turned them frot.t beer
to whisky and stronger liquors, to the
hour the harronma seem to be most fre
quented, and to whether the closing of
bars during the usual rush hours would i
help the situation.
The Bee Want Ads Are Best Businaie
WORKMAN MAKES RECORD
OF SEVENTEEN-HOUR DAY
(Correspondence of the Associated Preaa I
AMSTERDAM. June 11. -A workman
employed In the manufacture of ammuni
tion for the German army at Duseeldrcrf
t'alveraltr Men at Front.
tOnrrespondence of the Associated Press.J,
CAM BRIDGE, Kng., June ll.-The Cam
bridge Review's list of pe,t and present
memhere of the university on actlva serv
ice now contains 8.200 rtamee. Of theee
VA are dead and SflO wounded. Nearly 10
have received 'honorable mention In offi
. . . MAY BE LOCKED OUT
' MANCHESTER, England. June It A
group of trade union officials returned
here today from London, wher they
'were in conference with the government
'authorities. They made the statement
ghat the government had explained to
it hem plainly that there must be no
'stoppage in tha Lancashire cottoa la
Wry: . ' '
The Lancashire operatives are touly
demand lug a 10 per cent lKcreasa in wages
and the apinnera are prepared to issue
llockout. notice, the end pf,th!a week
ablch would tie up no less than et.OOO.OO
After the game is over you will find
that a cold bottle of Krug LUXUS
is most refreshing.
Save the Coupons and get premiums.
Phone Douglas 1889. v
LUXUS MERCANTILE CO., Dist'rs:
And have a case sent home.
Busy Bee Boys
Do You Like to Coast?
Here is your chance to
get a fine Coaster FREE.
We Will Give Five
to tha flva boya bringing; ua tha moat pic
tures of tha coaater before 4 P. M., Bat
urdar. June 12.
' Tbls picture f tha coaster will ba In
Tha Baa every day tUlu week.
Cut them all out and ask your
" frlenda to aava tha pictures In
their papar for yon too. Baa how
many plcturaavoa can gat and
brine them to Tha Baa Of- -
flea Saturday. June 13.
Tha coasters will ba firan
.' Fraa to tha boya or glrla
that aecd ua tha moat pie-,
turea before 4 P. M., Batur- .
day, June II.
Size 34 to 48 ,
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At Lower Prices
Than Ever Eefore
Another Fortunate Purchase That Will Benefit
Every Man in Omaha.
920 Men's Athletic Union
At once a remarkable and seasonable sale. These union suit are sam
ples of the Roxford, E. & W., and of one other well known line, the name of which
we are not permitted to announce.' !
Men, this means luxury and comfort for you this summer, for these suits are made of silk, silk
and linen and pure Irish iinen; nainsook, crepe and soisette. They are cut perfect and have the
elastic band about the waist.
Taken as a whole, these are unquestionably the best values we have ever offered at so small a price.
This Entire Purchase Divided Into Two Big Lots:
All the Sample Silk, Silk
and Linen and Pure Irish
Linen Union Suits, worth to
All the Sample Crepe, Nain
sook, Mull and Soisette Union
Suits, worth to $1.50, suit
All the Fine Shlrta from our bl ehlrt purchaaa. consisting of Nll:ee and Oolf
8hlrta In madraa, French flannel and fancy aolaette. worth to 1.25, apodal at....
Juat received another ship
ment of Fine Quality 811k
Shlrta In beautiful pattern,
not a ehlrt in the entire lot
worth leas than J Q Q Q
15.00, special at. .PJee70
18 Doaen Beautiful 8!lk
Crepe and Silk Broadcloth
Shlrta Tbe colorings and
patterns are exclusive, not
a ahirt In the lot .worth
lesa than 4 19.00, up 'to
$7.60. Special fr ff
Saturday, at.- .apO.UU
New ArriYa.il in Men'
Silk . Neckwear -Very
latest coloring. Special
25c and. OUC
Men's Silk Fiber Wash
Tiea Worth - .
to 25c, each.... 15C
Men' Sample Paj
Made of fine quality mad
ras and pongee and soi
sette cloth. Worth to
$2.75. Special Saturday
at, suit, fci q
08c and ple'KJ
We offer for aale a large
quantity and large assort
ment of patterns of the Mid
dy Sport Shlrta Vary faah
lonable and comfortable for
summer wear. $0 AA
Each 1.00 to. . . , peUU
We Have Made This Store the Clothing Center of Omaha
Come to this store with the conviction that ou are tcTsecure th rrMtxt Hnth.
in values you ever received. You will not be disappointed, for these is just the kind
of suits that you will like and the saving almost one-half. Any man in need of a sprinr
suit cannot afford to neglect this opportunity.
Suits for Men and Young Men, $15 to $22.50 Values
Divided Into Three Lot
Hen'tv Yonnf Men'i Salts
$12 to $15, $8.50
Materials all wool, che
viots, worsteds, cassimeres
and serges In fancy mix
ture, checks, plaids and
stripes and plain colora. A
wide range of patterna and
colora to select xata
from. An per- SliuU
focUy tailored. Q.
A haraain. at ar:
Wen'i tnd Yuan,; Nii'i Salts
$18.00 Salts $11.50
All in the latest styles.
Materials of fine cheviots,
tweeds, worsteds and
aergea. fancy mixtures, tar
tan checks, fancy grays and
orown. .perfectly tailored
ana cui in As rj r
the latest 2 OU
a tyies. Sat- II,
iirvlair at ata I
Men'., Yennf Mei'i Salts
$20, $22.50 Silts, $13.50
Strictly, hand tailored
suits, English models,
patch pockets, all the
newest colorings, all
sizes, 33 to 52. It will
pay you to
Entire Surplus Stock of Rosenweild & Weil, Chicago Makers of the
Finest Raincoats in America
Saturday will end this great sale. $6.00 to $15.00 coats are all that are left of
this great purchase for quick selling Saturday. Balance of the 2,100 raincoats from
last Saturday. ,
ROSENWEILD &. WEIL RAINCOATS IN THREE BIG LOTS.
$7 to $10 Raincoats
$12 to $15 Raincoats
For Men Only Straw Hats
Our magnificent stock of atraw bala la by
far the moat captivating we hare ever
ahown. Sunshine now demands straw hats
and we have the correct and recent atyles.
Better coma In and choose while assort
ments are fresh and complete. Sennetts,
rono rucans, spilt Braids
and Mllans, at 11.00, $1.46,
12.00, 3.t0 and
Genuine Leghorn Hat$. S1.45 to S4.S0
Genuine Bangkoki, at S2.9S and $5.00
Genuine Panama, $5.17. 50 and $10.00
Special Men's Outing Hats '
About 150 dozen of Men's Silk Hats, Palm Beach
Hata and White Duck Hats. Values' up lo rn
11.00. On aale Saturday, 29 and OlC
Boys and Children's Headwear
Boya' and Children's Straw Hats, li ai r
every new style, at 25c, 60c and up to. 3luU
Children's Wash Hata and Bilk Rah Raha.
at 25c and 60c
Boya' Oolf Capa in plain and fancy colora,
at 25c and 60c
Great Sale of Men's $5 Panamas. $1.95
Saturday we will place on sale about 700 Panama Hata bought from a New York
Commission House at lesa than half the regular wholesale price. All tbla sea
eon's styles. $3.60, $4.00 and $5.00 values. Your choice Batur- Ji rtr
t.r of tha entire lot J laUO
Sale of Suit Gxses
and Traveling Bags
The entire floor stock of Samuel Shaman It
Co. . 9 Debrosses St., New York, of traveling bags
and suit caaea, which we will sell Saturday at
about half price. You will find nearly every style
included In this assortment, every sice In every
material, all well made, good appearing and built
Traveling Baga and Suit Caaea. values (Jr? QQ
up to $11 SO, on sale Saturday, 5 to yOO
Sale will take place en Ird fleer, new store. '
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