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THE DEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1915.
FEDERAL BANKS ON j
Report, of Reierre Agent on Com
mercial and Manufacturing Fa
rorable in Main.
BOSTON IS LEAST OPTIMISTIC
DR. RITTER ACCUSES
SEVEN REASONS FOR BOOSTING FOR RURAL SCHOOLS W. H. Campbell of
Clarks, chairman of the rural schools committee of Nebraska Farm congress, who is an en
thusiast on the matter.
THOMPSON-BELDEN 6 CO.
The Fashion Confer oflhe Middle WesK
Ernest Lndwig Said to Hare Paid
for Gnn Cotton Affidavits in
the Lnsitania Case.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 2.
Reports of business conditions
throughout the country from federal
reserre agents are. In the main,
favorable and show Improvement for
Is'cTembcr, according to Information
from these sources published today
by the Reserre board. I
Boston, one of the least optimistic J
or the twelve reserve districts, says
(hat their business has improved
"but slightly, If at all," but that the
economies of the past months are not
now being so rigidly observed and
that the public generally Is spending
money more freely than In the past,
due, presumably, among other
tt.ings, to the fact that labor la more
ew York Baalaraa Better.
Activity and Improvement In trade and
Industry continued during; the. month,
Js'ew Tork report. 7Wa.ll and depart
ment stores have foQd bun!neaa very
much better with an Increaalns: demand
for higher rrada goods. Steel orders are
reported as very heavy notwithstanding
heavily advancing price's.
Philadelphia, says that conditions
throughout that district are gradually be
corr.lng better and substantial Imprve
mnt la reported In nearly all lines, mills
and factories of all kinds working at
nearer normal rapacity than for some
time, with voluntary wage Increases by
soma concerns, and reduced working
hours and larger payrolls than ever be
fore. Wtar Demd for Steel.
A tremendous demand for st-el prod
ucts and unprecedented activity In the
steel and allied businesses continue
through the Cleveland district with
prices the highest nlnoe 19CS. Output from
automobile and rubber manufacturers la
at rapacity and there is it scarcity of
Futher development of "the very satis
factory general conditions heretofore re
ported," features the Richmond district.
This Is said to be strongly In evidence
and general business is described as in
excellent i position both Immediate and
Atlanta reports conditions generally
there as representing mora of a contin
uation of the favorable situation and out
look for the previous month than as
possessed of new features.
( klrasn factories Rnlargln.
Business development In the Chicago
district Is reported as favorable and con
firms former reports of general recovery
with accumulated orders for future de
livery In steel equipment cars and heavy
structural forms exceed' ng all previous
experiences. Confidence in the future is
held te be Indicated by the large expecta
tions being undertaken to enlarge out
Put. , , , k . ,
St. Louis says there ts Indication of a
considerable jncrease In business activity
In all parts of that district. ' with busi
ness men optimistic as to the future and
generally confident. The Improvement la
noted in almost all lines and the manifest
Improvement In the last two months is
aaid to have gone far toward wiping out
the losses of the early months of the
Industrial conditions are reported good
In the Minneapolis district, with labor
fully employed. Bank deposits have In
creased, with lncresses In loans and dis
count over September.
Farmer lloldlnar Wheat.
Although; farmers In the Kansas City
district are reported as showing a de
cided Inclination to hold wheat for higher
prices, a considerable amount Is now
moving to this market With cold,
weather' approaching, improvement is
looked frr In commercial, industrial and
buelnecs conditions, and the district la
said to be facing the next few months
with optlmlstle complacency.
Reports from Texas, southern Okla
homa, northern Louisiana, southern New
' Mexico and southeastern ' Arisona are
aid to show a gratifying recovery from
conditions existing, at this period a year
Bun Francleoo U hoping for reasonable
stability in Its commerce, its report de
clares, with a perceptible betterment in
lumbering, with Important inquiries and
considerable buying, which have strength
ened the "deterlorlsed prices."
AEE GOOD ONLY IN
(Continued from Page One.)
that there ti not the slighteet ground
for such an intimation.
Each application for a paasport will
be subjected to the closest scrutiny. It
being feared, as one official said, that
"a wolf In aheep'a clothing" might get
aboard the ship end while playing the
part of an advocate of peace be In reality
The Ftate department does not con
template that It could stop wireleaa mea
sagca being sent out from a neutral
Kuropean country calling the soldiers
from the trenches, but the belief was ex
pressed today that such messages would
necessarily be received In belligerent
countries by official government stations
and would be easily auppressed.
Vara Promataro Mlsht Be Arrested.
Legal authorities In the State depart
ment expressed the opinion today that
If the peace party went te any belliger
ent country and attempted te stop the
war they might be considered by the
country Involved as promoters of sedi
tion and treason. '
The number of applications for pass-
ports received so far te small and Mr.
Ford himself has sent bo application.
Only two mora days remain before the
peace ship Is scheduled to salt and It Is
considered doubtful that a great number
of passports can be issued by Saturday
vnlttsa the department receives a large
number today and before noon tomor
row. rrd Ah lite llaaa.
XfcW YORK, Pee. t-Henry Ford re
turned to New Tork from Detroit today
Li.d made his first announcement of defl
I jie plans (or his peace expedition which
vil, sail for Europe Saturday on the
r kr.dinavlaiv-AiDerlcen liner Oscar IL
Mr. Ford denied that he had any In,'
lntton of Instigating a strike among the
soldiers In the trenches. He said that
f uru. the voyage members of bis party
Qi Q 0 R)
A W ' I
v-ould be selected as permanent peace
delegates to remain In Burope. He ex
pects other neutral nations to send dele
r.stlons to meet the American peaoe party
at some place to bo decided upon later,
probably The Hague. A general confer
ence will then be held to decide on fur
Mr. Ford proposes that the delegation
from each neutral country appoint five
members of the permenent body. This
volunteer court of arbitration will map
nut schemes' for the establishment of
fx ace In the hope of devising terms ac
ceptable to all the belligerents.
Louis P. Lochner, secretary to the ex
pedition, said the idea of "getting the
toys out of the trenches by Christmas"
had been given up. "The whole thing is
trying the Impossible," he said, "but we
are trying Just the same."
In a signed statement today Mr. Ford
declared :"Knvoys to thirteen belligerent
and neutral Kuropean governments have
found overwhelming evidence of a uni
versal peaoe iealre. We havo further evi
dence In hand that tho belligerent gov
ernments would not be opposed to a con
ference of neutral nations."
Mr. Ford said that the expedition ex
pects to stop first at C hristian a. Norway.
From there It will proceed to 8 lock holm,
Copenhagen and The Hague. He asserted
he had definite letters of assurance that
the mission will be welcomed with en
thusiasm In Norway, Sweden, Holland,
j Denmark and other'coentries which may
te Included In the itinerary.
FARM CONGRESS ,
ALMOST UNIT FOR ' -
(Continued from Page One.)
the system In co-operation with the elate.
They congratulated the state on the
work of the state conservation and pub
lie welfare commission. -j ,.
Rara School Movement.
They noted with gratification that the
University of Nebraska stands for pub
lic welfare, aoademlo freedom and co
operation in the better rural school
They urged that the university carry
Into effect the practical knowledge of
the problems of production, distribution
and other problems being accumulated
by scientific experiment
They commended the university for the
beginning It has made In offering courses
In economto distribution.
They called attention to the Immediate
necessity of an adequate system of rural
credits, and held that such legislation
whether state or national, should carry
Into effect the following principles:
1. The long time "amortisation loan"
at low Interest upon the co-operative
plan, with option of partial or full pay
ment by the borrower at any Interest
dato without penalty.
i. The farm murtgage bond, made free
S. Limitation of loans te purchase
price or Improvement of land to be oo
tl'Plod by the owner.
4. Due opportunity for tenants te be
er me land owners.
&. Uniform laws regulating land titles
C Adeuuate slate and national super
vision and Inspection of all such rural
Wast Different Market Plaa.
They oondomned the present speculative
live stock marketing system and ap
pointed a committee to report In ltlf ou
some specific form of relief for this sit
uation. They commended the action of the farm
marketing bureau of the United Stttea
Department of Agriculture and the prog
ress it has made. '
They endorsed the Initiative petition for
a constitutional convention.
They favored the fixing of standards
for grain products and the grading of
those products by the federal govern
ment They commend the State Railway com
mission and the farmers' grain dealers
organisations In preventing an Increase in
freight rates on grain in the western ad
van oe rate case.
Fee Hlahwar Kasrlaeer.
They favored a state highway engineer
to take general supervision of the con
struction of state highways.
They opposed anything unreasonable In
the expenditure of federal money for
maintenance of the army and navy.
They thanked the publicity bureau of
Omaha and the newspapers for co-opera
tion, and toe Commercial club and other
Institutions for courtesies and entertain
They noted with pleasure the improve
ment that has come Into the rural schools
and commended the work of State Su
perintendent A. O. Thomae ta this direc
tion. They resolved In a half Joking, half
serious vein, that efforts should be made
to send city demonstrators to the busi
ness men of the cities in return for the
farm demonstrators the city mea are
sending to the farm.
W. H. Campbell, reporting for the edu
cational committee, reported as follows,
the report being adopted:
We believe the twet Interests of our
school can be conserved by changing the
annual teachers' Institute from the hot
summer months to the autumn months
mi In shortening the term from one or
two werks to only two days at the woek
end. and would so recommend It will
save to the toachers alone I100.00U an
nually and will produce greater effl-
,'l.n.v as 1 ha Thftl Pnuntv I ri at 1 1 1 1 1
' rit-14 In November of this year, so
We also believe that the efficiency of
(vr county schools will be Increased If
tach county In the state will assist the
(ounty eiirtntendent to greater facility
hi reaching tils wore in the schools of
the county by providing funds fur clerk
Lire and traveling expenses, and would
FOR RURAL SCHOOL
W. H. Campbell of Clarks Gives
Fanner.' Congress Benefit of
WOULD HAVE WINTER TERM
W. II. Cnmpbell of Clarks, chairman of
the educational committee of the farm
ers' congress, msde his report on rural
schools during the afternoon session.
Csmpbell Is himself the father pf seven
boys and girts, and he says these are the
seven reasons why he Is interested In
good rural schools.
In concluding a long and exhaustive re
port "he said;
"In regard to the prospects for the fu
ture, there Is one matter of general In
terest to all dwellers of the country rela
tive to the division of the year Into school
periods. As arranged at the present time
lor the grading of subjects the year Is
divided Into two terms, which usually
t rrak In January or February. This as a
rule shuts out the larger boys and girls,
who find It necessary to work In the field
Curing most of the season, but who wish
to enter school during pecember, January
and February. The state superintendent
of pttbllo Instruction has as a part of
Mr program for next year the arrange
ment of a course of study adapted to the
rural conditions and divided Into terms
In such a manner that new classes may
be formed at the opportune time and re
views carried such as the larger boys and
Clrls of the country districts may wish
Tatars Look Brighter.
' "Testerday all the forces seemed to be
woiklng against us. Tdday confusion Is
turned to gladness. We have the oo
rperatlon offered of all public-spirited In
stitutions and Individuals. The powers
of the press are at our service. Shedding
the great reformtty light of publicity.
The Teachers' association sees a
light, and the great state university is
doing much to meet country needs and
conditions. Ths board has made favor
able rulings and provisions.
"Among these is the ruling that a stu
dent will be accepted who has finished In
an accredited high school, even though !
he' took the ninth and tenth grades In the The bill win not be Introduced in con
rural or any other school. They also ' gress until President Wilson has given
have arranged with the state superintend-: his approval after Its revision by admlnls-
ent that a student may omit the foreign
languages from the ninth and tenth
grades and aubstltuts mathematics. Thus
the schools are coming to meet the needs
tnd the demands of the people.
tVaata Wlater Term.
"Finally we recommend a winter term
In rural schools for those who cannot
take the full year's work.
It can be done. It must be done. The
tracher may be secured from among the
normal trained students of ths School of
Three months of teaching
will be good for them and will serve the
people of a community.
It we would conserve the youth of the
ccuntry, we must educate them where
they are. This winter terra will come,
as ass the night school of the cities, ss
supplementary and cltlsen-maklng in
struction. "In conclusion, we believe that the
greatest advancement comes through pub
licity, and we thank the press for their
generous effort Our future progress will
depend upon whom we elect to legislate
and administrate. Let ue do our duty.
Let us approve every effort to conserve
soil and stock, but our great burden Is to
conserve our youth for the present 'end
the future of our splendid land"
Chemicals in Coal
Start Fires on Biff
NEW TORK, Dec t-Aetlng on sus
picion that the fires which have started
In coal bunkers of several ateamahlna
leaving here with munitions of war for
the entente allies were caused by chemi
cals mixed with the coal, federal and
city detectives are working as coal trim
mere In the bunkers of some of the
steamships now loading here. One of
the steamships, whose coal supply was
careruuy inspected by detectives, la the '
French liner Rochambeau, which caught '
fire on its last eastbound voyage and
which leaves here Saturday for Bor
The investigators are said to have re- I
eelved Information from an authorita
tive source that a new chemical eom
pund is being tested by persons seeking
to hurt the movement of war munitions,
and that coal Impregnated with this
compound will take fire spontaneously.
to Give Up Monastir
PARIS, Dee. 1 Dlspatchea from
Balonlkl and Florins.' araece. forwardej
by way of Athena acd Rome, say ar
rangements have been made for the sur
render of Monastlr.
It Is said a commission consisting of the
Greek consul, the Serbian metropolitan
and the mayor of Monastir has been ap
pointed to negotiate terms of surrender
with Gorman and Bulgarian representa
tive. LONDON. Dee. I The latest reports
from Monaetlr state that Serbian rein
forcements are nearlng Monastlr from
the north, ssys a Reuter dispatch from
If those arrive In time, the dispatch
adds, the Serbians will be able. In the
opinion of Colonel Vassttch, defending
Monastlr, to retain possession of the
Ship Invefkip Hits
NEWPORT NEWS. Vs., Dec. 2.-Cap-tnln
Olassen of the British steamer Inver
klp, which went Into dry dock here for
rush repairs today, says he believes he
accidentally rammed a submerged sub
marine while passing out the Straits of
Gibraltar on November .
The Inverklp, from Valencia to Norfolk
In ballast to load coal, was about one
hour's run from Gibraltar when there
was a great shock. The ship's officers
saw oil rise to the surface, and this, with
the fact that a long diagonal dent was
made In the bottom of the Inverklp, leads
Captain Olassen to believe he struck a
Several holes were torn In the Inverkip's
ballast tanks, and but for extremely calm
weather Captain Olassen believes his ship
would have sunk' immediately. The
steamer returned to Gibraltar, where tem
porary repairs were made.
Has Substitute for
the Shipping Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 Draft of an
administration shipping bill to take the
p.aoe of the measure which failed of
passage at last session of congress, la in
the hands of the house merchant marine
committee today. It was prepared after
conference between Secretaries McAdoo
and Redfleld and would have congress
approplrate 160,000.000 for merchant ships
that could be used as naval auxiliaries.
The bill, too, would create a federal
board with Jurisdiction over deep water
traffic, similar to that exercised by the
Interstate Commerce ooromlsslon over
tratlon leaders in and out of congress.
Italy May Send
Troops to Albania
ROME, Dec I. What Is believed to
have been an Intimation that an Italian
expedition soon will be sent to Albania
was given by Foreign Minister Sonnlno
In his address before Parliament when
he said that as soon as possible the
Italian flag, "would wave from the op
posite coast of the Adristie to help the
Aa laspreveel ttalalae, . Doee Net
Caaae Nervaasaess Ifai Rlavlaa;
la tea Head.
The happy combination of laxatives In
Laxative Bromo Quinine makes thSQuS
nine in this form have a far better effect
than the ordinary Quinine, and It can be
taken by anyone without affecting the
head. Remember to call for the full
name, iook for signature of . W.
Grove. Kc Advertisement.
Depart meat Orders.
WASHINGTON. Dec t-Speclal Tele
gram t Orlo L. Oeswell wss appointed
post mast it at Kenwood Park, Linn
oountv, Iowa, vice Jacob A. Oxiey, re
moved; and Mrs. Delah Parnett. Kauff
man. Kimball county, Nebraska, vice
alra. Cora B. Kauffman. resigned.
Civil service examination will be. held
on January i, for postmaster, at Aaoka,
The Mechanics Metal National bonk of
New Tork was approved as reserve agent
for the Otoe county national bank of
Nebraska City, Neb.
Suits to Measure,
Reduced From $25
$40.00 Suits reduced to. $30.00
135.00 Suits reduced to. $23.00
$30.00 SulU reduced to. $30.00
A like reduction on all suit
ings and overcoatings.
We use good linings and
guarantee perfect fit and style.
MacCartrty-YTtlson Taitcring Co.
31 S South 15th Street.
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.
LAWYER CORROBORATES STORY
CLEVELAND. O., Dec. 2.
Charles De Woody, s special Investi
gator employed by the federal gov
ernment, announced today that be
vat sending to .Washington details
of a statement which he said was
g!ven to him last night by Dr. E. W.
Ritter, who Is under arrest here, in
which Ritter Is alleged to have told
of receiving money from Ernst Lud
wlg, Austrian consul at Cleveland,
fr.r affidavits charging that the liner
l.usitanla carried gun cotton when
Charles 8 Reed, attorney for Ludwlg,
also gave out a statement, in it he sahl
that Ludwlg paid l to Ritter for the
Lusltanla affidavit. Reed said the money
was paid in his office.
Reed added: -
"Ritter came to Ludwlg with a story
about gun cotton being aboard the Lusl
tanla. Ludwlg consulted me. I did not
know what to think of it, but Ritter pr
duced an affidavit. Ludwlg believed it
end reported it to Baron Zwtedenik, the
Austrian charge at Washington. The
baron came to Cleveland and met Rttter
in my office in the presence of Ludwlg
and myself. This was last June."
Austria Makes Inqalrr.
WASHINGTON, Dec. l-The State de
partment has received from the Austro
Ilungarlan government through Ambas
sador Penfleld at Vienna a formal In
quiry regarding the statement recently
bisued at the Department of Justice,
which was construed by the ' Austrian
embassy here as- being In confirmation
of the charges made by Dr. Goricer. a
former Austrian consul.
Austria's inquiry asked whether the
Department of Justice had tesued suob,
a statement in regard to the charges
made by the former Austrian consul and.
If so. upon what grounds it based Its
assertion, which appeared to be confirma
tory In nature.
Gorlcar charged In effect that Aoatrlan
consulate in the United States operating
under the direction of the German em
bassy were concerned In consplraclee to
cripple munitions plants. '
KnarlUh Diplomat Dies.
LONDON. Dec. . Sir Spencer Ponsonhy
Fane.who was an attache of the British
embassy at Washington In 1M6-47, died
yesterday, aged 91 years. He was the
sixth son of the Earl of Bessborough.
Now Is the season of the
year when we think ot
Christmas cheer. Let pleas
ure reign .supreme, enter
into the spirit of Christmas
and with the children come
to see all the things Santa
Claus has left with us.
By all means bring the
children down town to see
the sights, and as they wend
their way blissful and gay,
guide them here to the"
Really yon will be sur
prised to see what a delight
ful lot ot gifts we have foV
children and for grown-upa
too. Little novelties, and
more substantial th'ngs, but
every one sensible, in good
taste, and a mark of refine
ment. See our Welfare Games,
which teach children useful
things while they play, 2fe
to 75c; the Christmas Stock
ings, Cretonne Boxes and
Baskets all filled with a
miscellaneous lot ot toys, at
prices ranging from f 1.25 to
$4.00. These things are de
signed for those people who
wish to give something to '
a child and don't know what
to get; they solve the prob-.
lem nicely, because, whether
It be a Slocking, Box or Bas
ket you'll find It tilled with
Hook and Stationery Store,
1620 Harney, Phone D. 8141
Opposite Boyd Theater.
thst ahen constipation, biliousness or
Indigestion is neglected, it may cause
serious illness. Act upon the first
symptom keep your digestive organs
an good oroer oy tne timely used
taraaa Sala al Aar Maati
"SXXiTBB mH AXOITO
wth. sxcxAJto jonm
Kiddles Boat ronrat Teaaorrew
He VUN M H I.MS JVe
firattya TUtype Taatrle aad OtAere
Sundays "The Nation's PerlL"
JHViiatija1aj..lpaa I AMM..1 U..agaa.
Ooattaaona .a a
All Seats Qg
A UB SB as wstBlHBf
The Oaatlamaa From ladla"
By BaoU. TarhtaaTtoa.
New Silver and Gold
Silk net flouncings embroid
ered in silver and gold, nar
row gold and silver braido
and beautiful rose trim
mings, spangled bandings
A beautiful line of stamped
towels and pillow cases,
which, when embroidered
make a delightful gift with
an air of personality.
Art Dept. Third Floor.
Friday Hundreds of
Colored and Black Dress Goods
For Christmas Giving
At wonderful savings in price. As fast as short ends
accumulate they are added to this collection, and what a
variety there is! Dress lengths, skirt lengths, waist
patterns, and lengths for misses' and children's dresses.
All at About Half Price
Good long after ordinary trinkets are forgotten.
New Serve-Yourself Lunch Room
OPEN ALL DAY
Service for Ladies and Gentlemen
Sally Mats.. 18-C5-eoe
Th Bhaw W Ar Olid U M.r.
Bert Baker Bon Tons JSK.
BABE LiTOOl &rcM.K
Kord Sam Hrim. Sufrramtt Bram Band aad
Bl( Baaulr Chorus. Coma hear Part Baker 11a.
taUlaa' Dime Statin aa Week Says.
Hal. Nlta a Wk.: "Tha Orpay Maids."
Kate. Tharsdar. Saturday All, WZZK
THE THIRD DEGREE
A Taw at tSo. All Baate Baere4
OMAHA'S BEST SHOW BAROAIIT
afeat Waek THS TANKED KUSXI.ia
aUpvlaer Good Corned.
Dallr Matlnoa. I la
Ottaar aata: Wlila Hall
to.k.n.id. rrank Ml Una
a LMIudk 81alars: Taaasa)
Kallrana : H a r a a t
Trio; Wabar a Klllot:
V.a A Ball: OrvhaittB
fallary, lOe: bast aaata (axcapt
Saturoaj aua Suadaj),
First Church of Christ, Helen
tlt, ot Omaha, Announeee a
Free Public Lecture
FRANK BELL, C. S.,
Member of the Board of Xaotaze
aMp of the afothar Charon,
Tho lira Charoh of
Chrtat. Solantiat, Is
AT TaTB cicsoi ismci
St. ata7a Ato. ead Sth St.
Thuwday and Friday
Evenings, Dec. 2d and 3d,
1915, at 8 O'clock.
Ton sad you frlemda ar oor
eially iavitad to nraaaat.
Naw Omaha Dancing Academy
SATTTKDAT BTSsmrO, BBC 4.
Tormarly BoaaOaa Aadltoriom, 1T1S
Booa-Ua Street. ABBOMZOaT See
Gifts for Baby
That Are Practical
Fine Australian Wool Hose
with silk heels and toes, 25c.
Silk and Wool Hose, 35c
3 pairs for $1.00.
Jap Silk Hose, heaVy
weight, - - - - 60c a pair
Dressings for Your"
Cards and seals for the
holidays, tinsel cord in col
ors, silver and gold, cards
and labels to use outside and
inside parcels, and fine tis
sue papers in packages. ,
Main Aisle Main Floor.
CKri jfnvoj Jpirif
"The House of Courtesy"
THIRD BIG WEEK
OOth Performance Tonight
03HII Sptaks (or Itself!
Still Playing to Crowded Houses.
D.W. Griffith's World Sensation,
00 71 Peopla Saw It the
03, 01 First Two Weeks!
You Can't Afford
to Miss It!
A ansa told us last alrht that hi
had drlraa 100 uuiaa te this
Piotajra, and that "BY QUaf. IX
WAS WOBTS IT I"
Mat. Pally, 3:15; Evening, 8:13
Matinees, 25c to $1
Evenings. 50c to 52
THE OMAHA BEE.
THE HOME PAPER.
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