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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MAY fi, 1W.
WILSON TO 0. K.
First Feeling that it ii Unsatii
factory Somewhat Modified
by Eeceipt of Rest.
SUBSEA CONCESSIONS ARE LIKED
(Continued from rt On)
tTjera will b no announcement of the at
tttud of th g-overnment.
tiaf II fore Cabinet.
Th unofficial copy a laid befor h
cabinet On chief, point for consideration
aeemed to b German's referene lo th
Immunity of "merchant vessel r'"l
ni4 by International law." Thl wi
retarded a having possibilities of relat
ing to tha dispute over nuesMon of arma
ment and aliened Instructions of th tlrlt
Ish admiralty to merchant captains to at
Tha first Impression In official clrclea
wa that tha full tent did nt much re
lieve tha unfavorable Impression created
by th opening portion, although It waa
admitted that th naw Instruction to
ubmartn commander would have to
b weighed and conlderd very car
fully hefor their acceptability to thlg
government could ba determined.
roaltlon tit I ntted Mates.
Th recent declaration of tha Btat
department on th atatua of armed mer
chant ship touchea upon thlg point. It
"It rieesrjr for MUgerent war
hip to determlna th matin of an armed
merchant veasel of an enemy encountered
on th high aeaa, gino th right of life
and property of belligerent gnd neutral
nn board tit vessel may ba Impaired If
llg gtgtug l that of an enemy warihlp.
'Th determination of war-Ilk char
acter mut ret in no c upon pr
auoiption, but upon conclutlv vdenc,
berau th responsibility for th de
struction of Ufa and property depend on
th actual fact cf th ca and cannot
b avoided or leatenad by a itandard of
rldenr which a belligerent may an
noune a creating a preemption of hoa
tll character. On th other hand to
gafeguard hlmaelf from posslbl liability
for unwarranted deelnir.tlon of llf and
property, tha belligerent ghotild, In th
abeenr of conclusive evidence act on
tha presumption that an armed merchant'
man I of peaceabla character.
' A pregumptlon baaed olly on tha
preeenc of an armament on merchant
veel of an enemy (a not a aufflcUnt
ron for a belligerent to deolara It to
ba a warihlp and proceed to attack It
without regard to the right of th pr-
eon on board. Conclusive evidence of a
purpos to uee th armament for si
greslnn la esaentlal. Consequently, an
armament, which a neutral government,
i-eklng to perform Itg neutral duties,
may presume to be Intended for sggro
ion, might, In fact, on th high aeaa
ba uted golely for protection,
A neutral government hag no oppor
tunity to determln th purpos of arma
ment on a merchant vessel tmles ther
I evidence In th khlp'g pper or other
proof aa to Itg prevtoua u, go that the
government I justified In gubaiitulltig
an arbitrary rule of presumption In ar
riving at th status of th mrfcnt
vessel. On th other hand, a belligerent
warship can on the high aea test by
actual experience th purpos of an
armament on an enemy merchant vessel,
and ao determln by direct evidence th
atatua of th vessel."
Iimnsrr of Declaration.
Summarising th alalug of a inerchant
hip on th high seas, lb declaration
' "Th gtatug of a vesael gi a warshly
on th high seas nrnst b determined only
upon concluslva evident of agresslv
purpos, in th absent of which It Is
to b presumed that the vessel ha a
privat and peacabl character and il
hould b o treated by an nmy wtvr
hip" Th declaration, however, recognised
that armed merchant ihlpg might b act
ing under Instruction to attack enemy
warships and mad thlg provision;
a. ! ensaaed Intermittently In
oommarhc and under a commission or
order of Itg government Imposing
penalty In pursuing and attacking enemy
naval craft possesses a statu tainted
with a hoatll purpose, which It cannot
throw al or asauma at will. It hou.
therefor ba considered as an armed
pubUa veasel and receive th treatment
of a warship by an anemy and by neu
tral. Any peraon taking paasag on
uch a esel cannot aspect Immunltv
ether than that accorded person who
r nn Kianl a waralilD."
Thla declaration wm lud aa a atat
ment of thla guvernmenfg attitude by
direction of President Wilson and i
communicated to all tha powera.
REED HOLDS NO PARTY CAN
FAVOR REFERENDUM ISSUE
fFrwn a ftaff Correspondent I
IJVOOUN. May --(r-'peclal - No pn
Utloal party can endorsa ny proposed
amendment to tha constitution of th
atat which Is being submitted to tha
paopl by a referendum vote, according
to en opinion given W. T Thomnan,
chairman f the Pry Federation of Ma
trass by Att.imey C.enetl Willi r.
Until. This n,'Ht. n bs bn repeatcdiy
,. b"t H ai-prar ,hr
ti l a f:t"g awbg "" pe l'l that a
Meatier r( that V t.t can b mat a
party en-V'tw tnei.t
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HISTORY OF FIGHT
FOR NEUTRAL RIGHTS
(Continued from Tage One.)
should not be regar ied' in fieriln aa too
fierretary Ixinslng, Mr. Bryan's uc
cesor. In his reply to the fJerman not,
took Issue with every contention tSermany
had set up In Kalnha and Lusltanla cases,
denied flatly the contention thai the J.u
ltanla wa , armed end reminded Ger
many that it w the duty of th T.'nUtd
Btatei "to speak with solemn emphal,
to call the attention of tha Imperial Oer
man government to th gmv responsi
bility which th government of tha
L'nlted Hi dies conceives that It ha In
curred In thlg traglo occurrenra, end to
the Indisputable principle upon which
that responsibility rests." Th not
averreil that the declaration of a ub.
murine war gon could not abbreviate th
rlghta of Americans on lawful Journey
and renewed th representations of th
not transmitted to derma ny on May H.
ftecoad Not Kradea Issna.
Oormany did not reply until July I and
th rejoinder was preponderateiy char
acterUed by AmerPan nowspaper not aa
a not, but aa an addreo by Foreign
Minister von Jagow to the American pen
pie. In official circles It wag said to
coma no nearer to meeting th American
contentions than did the former Herman
note. It mad a counter proposal that
both countries agree upon a certain num
ber of neutral passenger gteamerg for
traffic, between th frilled fttat and
Europe, whl'h tha Orrnan government
offered to guarantee, ggalnst submarine
attack provided they csrrld no contra
The nature of the reply was regarded
officially as convincing evidence that
Germany was holding tho submarine
warfar negotiation a club over the
I'nltrd fteiee to force thlg government
Into om gijtlon to eompel jrt Hrlialn
to relag th food blockad. President
Wilson tendfstly refused to permit the
dlplomatla negotiation of th l'nlted
btatei with one belligerent to become
entangled with the relations with an
other. "Illeael and Inhuman."
The l'nlted Htate replied on July ?1
that the German not was "vry unsat
isfactory." Tho l'nlted Stat,e, It de
clared, wb "keenly dUs npolnted."
riihmrlti attacks without warning
endnngering Amerbans and other neu
trals were characterized as "illegal and
Inhuman," nd "manifestly Indefensible."
The Herman retaliation agilnst th
Prltlsh blockade, It. maintained, must not
Interfere with th rights of neutrals,
which the not declared wcr "based
upon principles, not expedlenc and the
principles are Immutable."
Jt Is declared that th United Htates
would continue n contend for tha free
dom of tha e, "from whatever quarter
violated, without compromise and at any
cost." Tha American note concluded
with thes worda of warning:
"Friendship Itself, prompts It (the l'nlted
Btate government) to ssy to the Im
perial Oerman government that repetition
by th rommgndarg of German naval
vesselg of act In contravention of thosa
right must b regarded by the govern
ment of tha f'nlted fttates, when they
affect American citizen, as deliberately
f,ermanr Makes f'romlee,
Th negotiations at thla Urn were
brought Into th realm of "Informal con
versation" between fleeretsry Lansing
nd Count von Bemstorff, the Oermsn
ambassador. It wa thought, that much
could ha accomplished by personal con
tact, which w lost In a cold ex' tumg
MesnwhH th Arabic n sunk on
August 1. It emed that the l'nlted
Hiateg gnd Oermsny hsd renched the
point of a break. Then, on gXeptctnber I,
cam a rift In tha threatening situation.
Count Von tternstorff presented this
written axaiirurira to feretgry .snsliig!
"Liner will not he unk by our uh
martne without warning gnd without
One Year Ago Today
in the War
Pari declared th heavy German of
fensive of psjtt fortnight had boon
Constantinople bombarded by liunelan
aviator, whllo warships shelled the
Th Herman line around Tfpres gav
way and French established tliemxelves
between I,uerne and Ilet-Bas.
Oeneral Botha, with British forces,
occupied Important railroad Junction of
Karlbih, German Wt Afrloa.
nfety of noncombatantg, provided that
th llnerg do not try to caegpa or offer
The l'nlted Btates had all alnog con
tended not for the safety for "liner"
alone, but for th Immunity of all peace
ful merchant vesselg, Th word ' liner''
wss the eomplexlng ptint In Germany's
assurance and a eomplet agreement on
what It gctually meant nvr waa
A rkliln (as Disposed Of,
More aopefwlnes wag addd to th lt-
uatlon when on October ft lh Arabic
esse was disposed of by Germany dis
avowing th sinking and giving renewed
assurance that gubmarln commander
had again been Instructed to ivnld repe.
tition of the acts which provoked Amer
With that tha negotiation reverted to
th lisllhla case. Negotiation were
delayed by a seeming deadlock over th
words In whl'h Garmny would acknowl
edge (he Illegality of th destruction of
the liner. Germany, unwilling to us the
word "Illegal" substituted a declaration
that "reprisal must not b directed at
other than enemy gubjeot,"
A formal communication, Including
such a declaration and epreslng regret
for loss of American lives, gssumlng Ha-
blllty and offering reparation In the
form of Indemnity, was submitted to
A favorable lettlement of the contro
versy seemed in sight when all progress
was reduced to nothing by Germany's
declaration of riaw suhmann policy of
alnklng without warning all armed mer
chant ship. That precipitated a new
situation. President Wilson declined to
close tho Lusitanla settlement while the
other issue was pending, and there th
whole matter rested, while German gub
marln warfare was continued and new
case Involving los of American live
I Itlniatuni to ,rmnr .
Mnally th accumulation of vlden'-
reached ncti proportion with th de
struction of th Hiisseg that rrlont
WlUon dispatched another not to Ger
many and went before congress, reviewed
tha entlr Ituatlon and mad thl
"I have deemed It my duty to sa to
the Imperial German government that If
It Is still Its purpose to prosecute relent
less gnd Indiscriminate warfar th gov.
rnment of th United Btato 1 at laat
forced to th conclusion that thr la but
on eours to pursue; and that, unle
tha imperial German government ghould
now, Immediately, declare and effect an
abandonment of g present mathndg of
warfar against passenger and freight
carrying vesselg thl government can
have no choice but to ver diplomatic
H will b noted that th president wnt
further thn "liner" and 'J 'P
ienger and freight-carrying vessel."
glaiileton Ha Forced Dronth.
8TAPLKTO.V, Neb., May .-(pcll.)-Iu
lo th action taken by about thirty
remonitralorg, Ktaplelon 1 now xprl
nclng a droutb. Attorney W. I Hand
of Kearney w InatrumenUl In ftglt
Ing th rernongtratorg and gttgeked thi
legality of th city ordinance. A larg
crowd wag prent Monday vnlng at
th hearing, t which th ordlnanc wa
m mm foot-ease.
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25c Toilet Articles
Odorono, 25 a bottle.
Mcnnen's Bath Powder, 25
Sndol Rouge for 25.
Net Ruffle, with pleated,
pointed and ruffle edges,
'(iO and $1.00 a yard.
Georgette Ruffle, both plain
and embroidered, $1.00
to $1.50 a yard.
Net Pleatings (4 and 6 in,
wide), for collars and
cuffs, 50S 85a yard.
Black Taffeta, another qual
ity in Chiffon Taffeta, 36
inch, specially priced for
Saturday selling, $1.59.
Also another shipment of
Oros Grain Taffetas, in
choice colors, 36 inch,
$1.50. Could not be du
plicated for less than $1.75.
Tub Silks, the largest assort
ment in the city; extra
good weights, suitable for
dresses and blouses, also
for men's shirts.
We make I'nttlcoat to onlrr.
The Fashion Confer oTfte HIcWreWesK
New Sport Stripes
in Linen and Cotton
with plain material to
match. A large variety of
choice novelties for sepa
rate skirts and coats.
Wash J(M1 Nertlon-
The Vogue of the
Milady's most practical gar
ment, $5, $(.50, $7.50.
Tor immediate wear
$12.50, $10.50, $25
And the !)5( Blouses, just
a few steps down from
Howard street. Also won
derful Middy Blouac. in
cluding popular awning
A Coat Sale Extraordinary
Resulting from a Special Purchase in New York
Included are Gabardines, Poplins, Golftex and
other Spring fabrics. Colors: navy blue, gray, tan,
Copenhagen blue and peach. All coats silk lined.
This is one of the most timely sale events wc
have ever offered.
Thompson & Belden style
and quality tailored in
every line. A large selec
tion $25 $29.50 $35
Including silk, woolf-n, and
Women's Black Silk Lisle
Hose (German made), very
fine and sheer, with pointex
heel (a decided advantage)
at 50 a pair.
Flare Top Silk Lisle Hose,
50 a pair.
SILK HOSE THAT WEAR,
black, white and plain
shades, 75, $1, $1.25,
$1.50 a pair.
Exclusive Novelties, a large
assortment of the newest
fancy weaves and combina
tions, $1, $1.25, $1.50
Phoenix Silk Hose, 75?
and $1.00 a pair.
Oauze Vests, low neck
slcovelcss, all sizes, ,5S
Fine Ribbed Gauze Union
Suits, without shoulder
straps, knee length, 50.
Ribbed Gauze Union Suits,
low neck, sleeveless, fitted
knee, Stretton make, all
Glove Silk Vests, plain tops,
pink and white, $1.50.
Thw I tiilcrwrar Hts-tton l rtw
l.xaicl at I! cm of Mam ll
Ural I liMir,
Trefousse G loves
The Best. Made
Trefousse French Kid
Gloves, in the best shades
and combination embroid
eries; first quality kid,
Trefousse Special Pique
Gloves, in white, black,
buff, gray and navy, with
contra sting embroidery,
Trefousse One-clasp Street
Gloves, in tan and navy,
self embroidery, $1.75.
The Art Needlework
a full line of Steel Crochet
Hooks which have just
See the new stamped Bunga
low Sets designs are sim
pie and the work pleasant
for summer days.
New Sport Skirts, $1.03
For misses and women;
waist bands 23 to 30 inches.
CONSTRUCTION BIDS WANTED FOR "R.ALTO CITYM
THK HI A LTD KKALTY COMPANY. Americas Greatest Mo
tion Picture Knterprise, is now ready for bids on construction work
at "Rialto City" (Halston)of a studio loOxiiOO feet, where the world's
best films will be manufactured, stamped "Made in Omaha."
Plans mul Specifications may bo seen nt tho
Company's Office, G52-G55 Drantlels Bltlg,
CONTRACTORS. BUILDERS mi ARIISMS MUST COMMUNICATE IMMEDIATELY
(S204S Branded Dldg., Onutu, Neb.
Telephone Douilat 1SS1
THE R I ALTO REALTY CO.
S, r. SCMAEFClt, Prei.
declared lllefal. Tuesday nlht th city
bnard passed a new ordinance and It !
exjiei-ted thai aa soon as a new petition
can le filed and publication made the
salnon will open up. The ton went wet
by fourteen majority at the pring lec
tion. 1'pur new residences ar und;r way and
a new brl'-lt bu!tis home i to hi art
this week. If Is understm"! t':fli lia
thf.itr. U'xVn feet, Is t' Ht.'ii'ted "n
a well as another large lirl. k.
Arrnrdlnn to tradition Ireland s ft
folonlrrd by the rhoenlclan almut Jfit
THOf IP5ON-B0.DEN 6 CO,
Tie FajJaon GnieroTHje MldcileWesl-. '
A Great Millinery Clearing
-Sale of Our Entire-
Half Price and Less
OVER 2 00 TRIMMED HATS
AT LESS THAN HALF PRICE
$3.50 Trimmed Hats, 75c
$4.50 Trimmed Hats, $1.50
$5.00 Trimmed Hats, $2.50
$7.50 Trimmed Hats, $3.50
$8.50 Trimmed Hats, $4.25
Untrimmed Shapes, Less Than Half
Shapes worth $L75, for 75c
Shapes worth $2.25, for;. $1.00
Shapes worth $2.75, fof . .$1.25
Shapes worth $3.50, for. .$1.50
Shapes worth $3.95, for. .$1.75
Jt il I I 3
Large Variety of Children's Hats
-Less Than Manufacturers1 Price-
Hats, for 50c
Hats, for.... $1.00
Hats, for.... $1.25
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All Flowers and Fancy Feathers,
Reduced to One-Half and Less
After returning from the
ball game you will find
a cold bottle of
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