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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, PE(TEMBETl 18, 1015..
10 AMEND MUNITIONS ACT
England Proposei Plan to Ob?iate
All Serioui and Future Labor
SETTLEMENT OF DIFFICULTIES
(Coriwpondono of tho Associate Pris.)
UWDO.V, IVc. 10. A bill t amend tho
munitions not hu Iwn drartefl lo mwi
comylalnls that irtvl.lms of the orlfflnnl
art are unjust. Sorlous labor troubles
re threatened unless reform are brought
about, the srnse of grievance mon
munition worker In Hootland. particu
larly, having become aJmoet as bitter as
It ran be mithout revolt.
t'mler the original act. It ia neceaaary
for men who leave the government-controlled
factories to get certificates from
their employer! before they can obtain
work eieewhere. Mnny employera have
refused to grant such certificates to men
they have dismissed. A propced amend
ment makes It obligatory for the em
ployer to furnish certificates even to dis
charged men and It also forbids him to
endorse on the paper the offenses thsl
caused the disrharire. It la expected this
change will do much to conciliate the j
A second amendment extends the ap
plication of the act. It states that muni
tion work, for the purposes of the act.
Shall Include not only all direct work on
munitions, but all subsidiary work such
a building nnd repair work on muni
tions factories, the supply of light and
power for the manufacture of munition,
and the manufacture of machinery and
raw material fur munitions. Thus prac
tically all war work for the government
and all the working people employed In
It come under government control., which
means the employes lose the. right to
strike- and even- tha right to leave a Jjb
h Another I hasfr,
The labor party has asked for still an
other 'change. All offense against the
act are tried before a tribunal, at present
composed of a chairman appointed by
the minister of munitions and two other
members representing employers and em
ployes, respectively, the decision being
left to the chairman. The labor leaders
ask that employ-era and workers be given
two representatives each, and the de
cision go t the majority of the five
votes, the accused reserving the right to
apiwal to the courts. They also aak that
when a workman la tried for neglect of
duty and acquitted that ho be paid for
tha tlmo spent In court.
Standardisation of wage and Working
conditions Is also asked as the proper
corollary of the measure depriving tha
workman of the right to strike or leave
Ms Job. This will be considered when
the bill Is brought ui In Parliament.
There la also discussion of tha proposi
tion of giving women representation on
tha tribunal on account of the large
number of women worker employed In
Qaeatloa of Pay Dlfflealt.
Lloyd George, the minister of munitions,
has recently circularised a letter to the
affect that tha best possible usa 1 not
being made of cither machinery or labor
In government-controlled establishment,
lie finds that there la too large a pro
portion of skilled men employed In pro
portion to th seml-ckUled or unskilled,
while In some district night alilft are
not properly organised.
Employers are requested to furnish de
tailed Information as to tha assignment
ef their skilled labor and to take step
to replace akllled men with unskilled
men or women wherever possible go a to
tie the skilled workers as foremen for In
In a subsequent letter IJoyd Oeorg
ay he Intend to form a new set of rules
governing the employment and wags
of women. The question of pay of women
and unskilled men has been difficult to
solve on account of the Jealous regard of
the labor unions for their old rights and
prlvtl!gs, so the government has to
guard against tha war-worker appearing
In the light of strikebreakers in th
union eye and against Jeopardising the
future position of union men after the
(Continued from Page One.)
army, which i now concentrating in
Albania, where It rank are being re
formed and supplies, landed by the allies,
tl jrlng ' the past fortnight, distributed.
Pttiuuorn fighting continue between
the fferMan and th Bulgarians along
the Drlna river In Albania,
Cireek gltaattoa la Statu Qa.
In Greece the assurance whtoh th
Creek government received that Its terri
tory would remain for the present free of
Incursion, not only by Bulgarian, but by
Austro-German troop, ha produced re
lief and optimism, and It Is believed by
many tuat the central powers and their
allies propose to leave the entente powers
in status quo at Salon lit I. themselves
fortifying a line north of th new neutral
sotte and turning their main attention to
ether points. -
The luigllh press, however, question
the sincerity of th Dulg&r-Uermau -urn
nets to tircece.
T legrams from the Austrian southern
front report heavy snowstorms Adve
from the Russian north front say that
similar trouble are being met with ther.
but Petrograd still believes th Germans
are preparing a great push In th Dlvlit'
Full detail of an attempted Turco
Gtrn an coup In Persia received In London
show that th alleged plot failed only by
th narrowest margin. Jtusstan have
now ocupled th town of Uamsdun and
the campaign la proceeding acUvly uj this
WILL OPEN BIDS SOON
FOR NEW PQST0FF1CE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Pec. lT.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Congressman ReavU was In
formed today that bid tor th construc
tion of the Falls City poetoff ce to be one
story and basement in height and built
of rough stone, would be opened In the
supervising architects office on March L
B. Keeler of Geneva, Neb., who ha
been In th east for some time, called
upon Representative ShaJlenberger today.
THIEVES STEAL CLOTHES
FROM TWO OMAHA HOMES
Clothing to the value of 130 was stole
by a sneak t Me f from th home of M. W.
akea, IX South fifteenth street. P. kC
Thompson, tut North Seventeenth street,
rv ports the theft of similar article valued
A 4 old ta aageraa. Urrak It Hew.
I - 1! s )ir.c-Tar-!foney ia flue f jr coughs
sr i K.'1. hootbes the lull., locavua
tl.a tiiLcjuj. Only &:
v;-. vO: v. OM.
--r, . v-5. r '',' ... t .
Here Is Uaby Plalr with Oretehen."
one of tho dolls won In The Bee' con
test of last week. Tiaby Klalr tried three
time before he succeeded In winning.
At least 1)1 many friends tried for him.
(Continued from Pago One.)
not by simply Instructing Ambassador
Penfleld to ask for hi passport and by
handing hi passport to th Austrian
charge at Washington," says th Figaro.
' "Austria's answer I a barely disguised
refusal. The only satisfaction Austria
give the l.'nited State I that sn doe
not keep the United States waiting for
It President 'Wilson' magnanimity has
It limit and the dismissal of the Amer
ican charge at Washington and the re
call of Ambassador Ponfleld Will show
this la nut a question of a tit of energy,
but a carefully thought out resolution."
Ascima Waaiualr Shelled,
PAWTVCKET. R. I., Dec, 7.-A state
ment that th liner A neons, sunk by a
submarine In the Mediterranean Novem
ber 7, was "wantonly shelled" while It
was coming to a stop, and that th shells
fell among th lifeboat after they were
lowered, wa made last night by George
K. Moore of this city, a representative of
an Importing corporation with office In
Boston, who said he was a passenger on
the Ancona. Mr. Moore arrived In Bos
ton on the steamer Cretlo from Naples.
He characterised the behavior of the
crew of the Ancona as "disheartening."
Only four boats were lowered, he averred.
although orderly leadership would have
don wonder In reducing the lose of
life. He said that th boat he entered
was apoet by a woman Jumping on the
gunwale and that he waa picked up ty
another boat. After rowing for seven
hour .they reached Messina.
"I should say th Anoona was sunk
about eighteen minute after w heard
th first shot." be said. "I am satisfied
th ship was wantonly shelled and I know
that shells fell among th lifeboats."
SUES FOR DAMAGE
FROM FALLING ROCKET
HA8TTNOS, Neb., Dec 17.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Leonard Carrol has brought
ult against th Hasting Chamber of
Commerce for hi on. Lawrenc Carrol,
aged 11 claiming M.ooo for the Injury of
the latter by a falling skyrocket at th
firework display of th Independence
day celebration on July I last.
The celebration was conducted by th
Chamber of Commerce. For a month It
waa thought the boy would not live. Me
allege that his left arm Is paralysed a
a result of th negligence of the organi
sation In permitting the skyrockets to
tall Into the crowd.
' Malt rierka All Named.
HAOTINOS. Neb., Dec IT. Special Tel
egram.) Albert Raney and Marshall Alk
man of thla city have been appointed to
the railway ma.l service, the former with
a run from Lincoln and the latter from
Pllea t'urrd la tl to 14 Days.
Druggists refund money of Paso Oint
ment falls to cure Itching, blind, bleeding
or protruding piles. First application
give relief. 60c Advertisement
The National Capital
Friday, December IT, ltlg.
Met at noon.
Took up the house resolution extend.
ln" the emergency revenue act one year.
Philippine commute continued hear
Intis on the arlf-Kovemment bill.
Henator Bhafroth Introduced a bill fot
universal disariitaineut through an Inter
Th Works bill for development of
Water holes In the California desert and
th Sterling bilk for to acres stock
raising homestead wera reported favor
ably. banator Weeks introduced a bllf tor
regulation of Insurance companies
Passed Joint resolution estendlne
mergeaoy revenue law until December u.
, Adjourned at : P. TO, U noon Tueadsy,
Tne Haas. ,
annate bill authorising ena.
strucuon of a bridge acrua th AiTegusuy
river at CHI Ctty. Fa,
rubue lands eotnnutte began eoaaid
eratvn of touaervaiiua bills tiieb fa!id
of enactment at last conjtreaa.
War department reonouiiended eonrln-uao.-e
t ' ,ji,it.t0 Luiprovetueut liroject
I' on i ha alirisuuil river.
A"ii .". i.a at i p. to. to noon Tuesday,
Wins a Fine Doll
He won "Grctchen" with 1.123 pictures
cut from copies of The Bee. Three doll
are being offered this week and more
more will be given to the children next
All Streams Near
Near Flood Stage
CINCINNATI, Deo. 17.-Heavy rain
last night and today succeeded th sleet
storm which fell yesterday throughout
this section of the Ohio valley, with the
result that almost every small stream
althln a radius of fifty mile from her
Is at flood tldo.
Report from central Kentucky likewise
Indicate flood danger.
A thirty-foot rise In the Kentuoky river
at Jackson, Ky.. wa reported. All mouu
taln stream In Kentucky are said to be
rising rapidly and further rains will en
danger many small village.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Dec. 17.-On of th
heaviest rain In years ha fallen over
Kentucky within the last thlrty-alx hours,
swelling small stream and flooding low
lands, but reports Indicate, resulting as
yet In comparatively tittle damage. At
Louisville the weather bureau reports a
rainfall of 4.19 Inches during the twenty
four hour ending at 7 a. m. today.
Twelve Students of
Suspended for Term
APPLETON. Wis., Dee. 17. Twelve
Lawrence college students were sus
pended by the faculty, It was announced
today, for tho balance of the term, and
ten more were placed on probation as the
result of what was almost a riot In
Brokaw hall, the boys dormitory, last
I'pon returning from a vaudeville house,
where 100 students nearly broke up the
act with yells, the boy went to Brokaw
hall to finish their first Inter-fraternlty
celebration of th year.
They tor down th doors, bent the
hinge, rolled beer bottles down stairs
and had a general "rough house," ac
cording to Dr. Plants, president of the
The Store of the Town
TIE & GARTER SETS
$1.00 the Set
Drowning. King & Co.
The Best Bargains
In Men's and L tiles' Clothing, Hats,
dtps, FiiriilhlJK nl (Shoes
1 or the whole fnmlly at
J.ilelphand Clsthing Co.
814-316 North 16th St.
'"-'l give free
CJarrj with 4 full quart
xive Pre mi runs
A fine hand painte
trd and but tar
china plats, a bot
tle of fin Califor
" Poet wine, a
,w Tj gold etched wTil-'--3
key glass. . i..
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Thla whlsky I
for our trad and
1 sold direct to
you. W guaran
tee thle whisgy
to be better than
oiaer tb gra.1
old rye that sella
Orders weat of
the nockle. uuist
call fr 1 quarts
yur rmeieuie is Omaha National Bank,
stall your order to
MEYtR KLfclrt LIQUOR CO.
Ua North Ida St. Omaha. Neb.
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War Costing France
Billion and a Half
Francs Per Month
PARIS. Dec Iff f Delayed ) In the
course of his demand today In the Cham
ber of Deputies that the chamber (rant
three months' credit to the budget ac
count, Alexandre Rlbot. French minister
of finance, stated that the subscription to
the recent French national loan from
I-ondon alone wa Wio.Crt.OX) francs (lUt),-
The minister said that the calculation
concerning the results of the loan was
far from being ready, and that therefore
he would quote no total figures. He
stated that he could say, however, that
the country had answered the call and
that never had there been a similar num
ber of ubecribers. He declared that the
loan had been made by French savings,
that speculation played no part In It,
and that the subscriptions to It were
sincere and genuine.
At another point In his speech M. r.lbot
stated that white the war expenditure
at tha beginning of the conflict was
1. fiOO.OOO.Ofit) franca per month. It was now
The chamber, by a vote Of 631 to 1.
voted the credits asked on account of
the first semester of 1911.
for Mexican Post
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Henry P.
Fletcher, now ambassador to Chile, wa
nominated by President Wilson today tor
ambassador to Mexico. Elesio Arredondo
already ha been appointed Mexican
ambassador to the United Slates and
Mr. Fletcher's nomination today restore
diplomatic relations between the two
countries, broken off nearly three years
TEN THOUSAND DIE OF
CHOLERA IN PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.-Hecause na
tive Filipino health officers fa led to cope
with an epidemlo of cholera in the
islands wtthln the last year there were
lO.ftOO deaths, Captain R. C. Helebower of
the army medical corps today told the
senate Philippines committee. Only nine
cases, he sold, had come to the direct at
tention of the army physician and assist
ance of the Americana was not welcomed
by the native officer.
The Store for
The Christmas Shop of
Practical Gift Things.
A few minutes spent in
this spacious and interesting
section will pleasantly break
the hurry of a busy shopping
The Queenia Shoulderctte
Is a very popular gift. It is
a distinctive knitted novel
ty costing but $1.35 and
Jarutneae Kimonos and Robes, $5
I lath Robes for Women, S3 to $15
IVtUcoats, new styles, 12.05 to $15
Fashionable Blouses, $1.43 to $23
Is Ever a Charming
Chrismas Subject. -
Every woman expects at
least one of her Christmas
boxes to yield a bit of dainty
neckwear; and towards this
end we have bent our ener.
gies so that a whole section
is ready in splendid shape
to help fill this expectation.
Roll and Dutch Collars. 25c to
Fanry Vests of mull, orsandle. net.
and Oeorsette crepe, hlf h or low
collars, $1.23 to $t,73.
Windsor Ties, dotted and striped,
Georgette and net ruffling- for
fischus. 60c and $1.73 yard.
Feather Boas In black, natural
white, black and white, natural
and white, $S.50, $3 and $.50.
Three Chances to
Help Make Bright
Paths Now Gloomy
Splendid response has been made,
by The Bee'i readers to appeals for
aid. Mrs. Doane reports the cases
heretofore mentioned are well pro
Bat there are others.
Here are three more Mrs. Doane
recommends as specially worthy of
13. Widow and five children;
girl 15, girl 13, boy 11, boy 10,
girl 8. Mother docs laundry
work. Broke down under
strain. Need food, clothing and
14. Colored family, mother
and daughter. Mother lost leg
and arm in accident Does day
work. Girl 13. Need clothing
and extra allowance of food
15. Family, father, mother and
two children. Mother crippled.
Father met with accident. Girl
13, boy 10. Need food and fuel.
Help ONE of these and lift a cloud
from the path of a deserving fam-
Will YOU help, one t
Send donations either to Mrs.
Doane direct or to The Bee.
Wrecked Ship Sold
for Eleven Dollars
OULFPORT, Miss., Deo. 17.-The Amer
ican chooner, John W. Dana, of Boston,
which was wrecked December 8, four
mile southwest of Chandeluer Island,
has been sold at auction here by the
underwriters for $11. The vessel was
loaded with asphalt from Brighton, Port
of Spain, and with Its cargo, was valued
at about $26,500.
TKOflPSON-MDEN 6 GO,
Hie fashion Cenler oPHie MiddleWesk
The Worth of a Gift
Is Not Measured by the Cost,
But by the Care That Is Taken
in Its Choosing.
Our facilities enable you to make your selections
with the utmost care, as to the suitability of each
gift article. .
More people are appreciating this fact now
than ever before.
For Tying Packages
Rod, light blue, pink, yellow,
and" green, 50-yard spools
Narrow ribbon in holly, rod,
and green, 20c and 25c per
And beautifully designed
ribbons from which to
Opera and Party Bags,
made of Persian and Bro
The brocaded velvet bags are
made with an oval mirror for
the bottom, and ribbon ghlr
rcd on from the mirror and
finished at the top with fancy
Coat Hangers, in pink, yel
low, lavender, blue.
Children's Knitted Goods
For These Winter Days
Caps, hoods, toques, sweaters,
leggings and mittens In fine as
sortments at various pi Ices.
If a child's name Is on your
gift list, these will help to solve
the problem of something suitable.
Jersey drawer leggings, black,
brown and gray, l.-, $2.30
One lot of knee leggings. Biros 2,
3, 4. 6 years. SOc. 11.00, SI. 25
qualities, HALF THICK.
spn-Belden & Co,
Acreage Sown to
Winter Wheat is
Off Eleven Per Cent
WASHINGTON, Dee. 17.-Next years
winter wheat crop was estimated today
by the Department of Agriculture at
about E0.O00.0O bushels. That would be
H5,0nn,0io bushels less than the winter
wheat harvest this seaaon, but approxi
mately 100.000.0dft bushels more than th
average of the five years, 190. 13.
Winter wheat was sown thla fall on
T7.2r4.004 acres, a decrease of 11.3 per cent
from the revised estimated area sown In
the fall of 1914. the Department of Agri
culture announced today.
Winter wheat condition on December
1 was 87.7 per cent of normal, compared
with M S on December 1 last year, 97.1 In
1H1X and 90.8, the ten-year average.
Rye waa sown this fall on 3,068.000
acres, a decrease of S per cent from the
revised- estimated area sown In the fall
Rye condition on December 1 was 91. S
per cent of normal, compared with 93.S
on December 1 last year, 96.S In 1913, and
93. 3, the ten-year average.
War Bureau Urges
Ten-Foot Channel in
The Missouri River
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.-Contlntiance
of the ten-year project for a permanent
six-foot channel in the Missouri river
from its mouth to Kansss City, despite
an adverse report of the district engineer
In charge, was recommended to congress
today by the War department.
The board of engineers overruled the
district engineer, who recommended that
the project, begun six years ago, be modi
fled to provide only for removal of snags
on the ground that commerce did not
warrant a permanent channel. The pro
ject Involves expenditures of $30,000,000,
of which $6,250,000 has ben appropriated.
Modification of the present project for
Improving the Arkansas river, so that It
will embrace only removal of snags from
the mouth to Osark at $35,000 annually,
was recommended by the department.
Oaly One "Bromo Qalslne."
To get the genuine, call for full name.
Laxative Bromo Quinine. Look for signa
ture of R VT. Grove. Cures a cold In one
day. 25c Advertisement. .
Business and professional
men who . are too busy to
shop will save time and ef
fort, and be sure of the wel
come of their gifts, if they
select glove certificates.
These may be pur
chased for any amount
and are redeemable at
DdIU' Wi That You
Can Brush and Comb
Bring in the old wig or measure
the doll's head around the head,
and we will put the new wig on
free of charge.
Slio 10, $1.0O Size 18, $1.73
Sixe 11. $1.23 Hiio 14, $a.OO
Hlze 12. $1.50 6iia 13, $2.23
Nlze ie. $2.50
We also carry a full assortment
of hair goods.
If you are even contemp
lating a "bag" gift, let our
selections demonstrate to
you how distinctive a Christ
mas remembrance a hand
bag can be. .
Every Fsuthlun that's new is here.
British Bonds to
Take Up Americans
Are Well Received
LONDON. Dec 17. -The S per cent five
year exchequer bond Issue, with which
the government plans to pay for Ameri
can securities. Is regarded on the tock
exchange as an excellent Investment, and
It already has had a sllghtry depressing
effect on the gllt-edjred section, where
quotations were marked down about half
a point early today. Consols opened at
S7V against 6S yesterday, and the war
loan declined S to 90.
The appearance of the French loan on
the market with dealings at 97H on the
basis of 26 francs to the pound sterling,
or an eighth over the price of Issue, also
detracted Interest from standard securi
ties. DEATH RECORD.
AURORA. Neb.. Dec 17. (Special.)
Bowed down by age and affliction Peter
Jaeoby, long one of the leading farmers
of this part of the state, died last night.
At one time he wa the owner of 640 acres
of splendid land lying Just north of this
city. He wa an enterprising farmer and
his farm was one of the show places of
thr county. But bad Investments and
business misfortunes overtook him and
he had but eighty acres of land and his
home In this city when he died. Mr.
Jacoby had Just passed his eightieth
birthday. His surviving children are:
Mrs. Mary Squires of Comstock, Mrs.
Ella Lambert of Joplln. Mo.; Mrs. Carrie
McMullen of Loup City, Dwtght Jacoby
of Loup City, Arthur Jacoby and Mrs.
Grace Johnson of Aurora.
H. 1. Seamaa.
KEARNEY, Neb.. Dec 17.-Speclal.)
Word was received here today of the
death of H. L. Seaman, for forty years a
resident of Nebraska and well known
throughout the state. He left Keamey
several years ago to live In California,
where he died Monday. He was burled
at Inglcwood, Cel.. old soldiers having
charge of the funeral services. Mr. Sea
man left a widow, one son and three
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. (Special Tele
gram. A civil service examination will
be held on January 22, for poetmaeter at
John A. gtransky wa appointed post
maater at Pukwana. Brule county, 8. D.,
vice Charles S. Fonsek, resigned.
at Special Prices
Fine White Combs, 15c.'.
Toilet. Sets, containing
brush, comb, file and scis
sors, special, 98c.
Sachet Powder (bottles), 25c
Washable G 1 0 V e S
Two Numbers Women
Will Appreciate - They
Are So Service ible.
New Washable Kid Gloves,
white with black embroid
ery, also oyster, gray and
putty shades, $1.75 a pair.
Harrison's Reindeer Fabric
Gloves, in white, black and
colors, $1.00 a pair.
Make Practical Gifts,
$1 to $2.50 Yard
Black Silks are at the
height of style this season
and every indication points
to their continuing fashion
able for spring.
We have many hand so ma weaves
to ahow you.
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