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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917.
ON SHIPS AT SEA,
Liner Philadelphia Disabled
and Cannot Beach Liver
pool Before Monday.
FORTY-SIX ON FINLAND
New York, Feb. 2. Owners of
American vessels in transatlantic
trade probably will follow the exam
ple of the ship ownera of the entente
nations and abide by the imtrnctioni
of their government in regard to run
ning the riski of the new German
; Unless orders to the contrary are
received from Washington, the Amer
ican liner St Louts will nil from
here Saturday for Liverpool.
The ship of the American line
whose safe arrival is awaited with the
greatest anxiety is the Philadelphia,
from New York to Liverpool. This
morning the Philadelphia was be
lieved to be about 1,200 miles from
Liverpool. Its port engine is out of
commission, due to the breaking of
a crank shaft last Saturday, and it is
believed that it cannot make port
until late Monday. The Philadelphia
carries 148 passengers, of whom
thirty-five are Americans. Among
those on board are Mrs. Whitelaw
Reid, the Misses Helen and Ethel
Crocker of San Francisco, Lieuten
ant John Eager, U. S. A., and Captain
Ronald Amundsen, Antarctic ex
Finland Due Sunday.
The Finland, also from New York,
is due to arrive at Liverpool on Sun
day. Forty-six of its 111 cabin pas
sengers are Americans. The Kroon
land left Liverpool for New York on
Wednesday with 191 passengers. It
is believed that half of these are
The French liner Chicago, which
carries a number of American pas
sengerSt is thought to be due at Bor
deaux '' today. Another vessel on
which Americans sailed is the Baltic
of the White Mar line, due to arrive
in Liverpool next Wednesday. - The
St. Paul of the American line, which
left Liverpool last Saturday and is
due here Sunday, is believed to be
outside the danger zone by this time.
No passenger steamer have left
New York for Europe since the
declaration of the German blockade,
but several freight shlpi sailed yes
terday and last night
Dutch and Danish Ships Wait
i Agents of Dutch and Danish steam
ers have discontinued sailings while
awaiting order from their govern
ments. Cable advices received here
say that the Dutch government has
provisionally forbidden the sailing of
all vessels from Holland, in J Den
mark l.a suggested thst ship owners
do not permit their ship to leave
port without first consulting the gov
ernment Army officers commanding the forts
that guard New York harbor have de
tailed extra guards to the most im
portant batta'ka and stationed ad
ditional sentinels to patrol the water
front and the country inland for some
distance from the fortifications.
'According to information given out
at the Headquarter ot he Belgian
Relief commission Germany's new
naval policy will not interfere with
the passage of relief ships between
this country and. Europe.
Bill to Divorce Office
1 Holders From Politics
- (From a luff Correspondent)
' Lincoln. Feb. 2. (Special.) The
republican party of Nebraska will
have to get a new national commit
teeman or the city of Omaha will
hava to nt a r.ev water board boss
if a bill introduced by Senator Henry,
by request, is made a law ot tne
The bill prohibits any officer or
employe of a city, village, school dis
trict or water district from becoming
a candidate for nomination, election
"or appointment, or accepting any po
sition under the national or state
committee of any oarty.
Another bill by the same Introducer
prohibits any officer elected on a non
partisan ballot from holding an office
on a oolitical committee.
Senator Tanner of Douglas is the
author of a bill which will 'allow,
when a request is made, any employe
to receive a twenty-four-hour layoff
after six consecutive days' work.
' Power of eminent domain is
evoked to give Lincoln and Omaha a
chance to purchase any public utility
within their confines, including
street car property, in aenate file No.
245, introduced in the senile inuri
Cay by E. -. Howell of Douglas.
Beatrice Man Killed
' In Billings Collision
- Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 2. (Special
Telegram.) R. W. Block, who left
Beatrice Sunday night with a carload
of stock for his ranch near Billings,
was killed near that place this after
noon in a rear-end collision on the
Burlington road, according to a me
sage received here by Charles Lewis
ot whom he bought the stock.
1 Mr. Block wss formerly engaged in
farming near Beatrice. 'He was 50
years ot age and leaves a widow and
The National Capital
fCearleae freta Par Om.)
Met nt 11 a. m.
Agree m.vom Monday afternoon en re
oaenego or th vetoes Immigration bill.
. Bill (or Immedlete construction ot 169 ill.
marines Introduces by Senator Potn4exter.
Sena lor Shatrotn proposal resolution to
urea president to negotiate International
Joint tribunal treaty with other Rations for
aetuenienia ox aiepwee.
Adopted resolutions Slreetlnff attorney
soneral to tnveoOfeto operations ot New
xnrk cotton exchange.
Heeumed debate on water power hill.
114 aelde water power hill end began
aenate oa annual agncaiturai nil.
Iteceesed at p. m. to S p. to.
Met at noon. -
Began tfebat en naval appropriation Mil.
Fostofftes committee arranged hearing
next Wednesday on senile om prohibiting
newspapers bearing liquor advertisements
Iri'iu being mailed late dry territory.
Teased sonata's Alaska prohibition Mil.
. IMeegreed to aenate amendments to Indies.
and teglelattve, judicial and executive ay
Secretary baker asked for additional de
rVleacy appropriation of $ll,lu,eo lor
army and Manorial uuard. .
Adjourned at :M p. m. to tl a, m.
Backlog nigh Coogh sMteroa,,
Or. Boll s Moe-Tar.HoaejF takes a Jl-de
ot a Usu win stop your conga, soothe Ir
rltslton. Only See, An druggists. AdY
action by word or deed before Mon
day. . .
President Wilson, after conferring
with the cabinet mori than two l.ours,
hurried to the capitol to confer with
Chairman Stone of the foreign rela
tions committee whoi he had previ
ously promised to consult before
breaking off diplomatic relations.
Won't Discuss Situation.
AH the cabinet members, sworn to
screcy, refused to discuss the situa
tion, une gave an intimation ot its
nature by saying:
ihe very near future will develop
something very, very serious."
ihe only announcement trom the
White House was contained in this
'The president and the cabinet
thoroughly canvassed the situation,
but there is nothing to announce," -
secretary Lansinc in reply to re
quests for advice fiom the Interna
tional Mercantile Marine will notify
the company he thinks it better for
the American liner St Louio not to
sail tomorrow or until the issue is de
Crosses to Capitol. '
The oresident did not find Senator
Stone in the senate office building so
he crossed over to the capitol to
search for the chairman of the for
eign relations committee. -
finding: Senator Stone at the capi
tol, the president went into conference
with him in the other ol the foreign
relations committee. No one else was
Another cabinet member said:
"The last chsnce has not yet gone.
While Germany has announced its
purpose, it has not carried it into ef
fect so far as we know." He refused
to say whether action would come
within the next twenty-four or forty
Goes to President's Room.
After being with Senator Stone for
an hour Mr. Wilson, accompanied by
the senator, walked to the president s
room on the senate side of the capitol.
When the president reached his
room, near the senate chamber, the
senate had just adjourned. Several
senators filed into the room to see the
president, among them Senators Phe
lan, Myers, Overman and Ransdell.
Others appeared in rapid succession.
Clerks were scurrying to the office
building and committee rooms in an
effort to Intercept senators before
they left for their homes. .
Feels Senate Pulse. I
Senator Vardaman. first of the sen
ators ' to leave the conference, said
nothing had been decided and that
the oresident was feeling the pulse
of the senate In the emergency.
Senator Vardaman appeared greatly
agitated. His voice faltered as he
"The president," he said, "is just
discussing the situation with the sen
ators. He is answering questions and
giving his views, so tar . as he dis
closed nothing hss been done. The
president is feeling the pulse of the
senate." '' r
"Ha he disclosed whether any
action has beenv taken as yet? the
senator was asked.
Nnth no- was said sbout any action
having been taken. The president out
lined the situation to us as it existed
when he left the cabinet meeting.'
No Mention ot Session.
The, eenoinr added that there had
been no mention of a joint session of
As senators psssea in ana out 01
the confercn : room those iri the halls
caught glimpses of an impressive
scene. The president, seated, Was do
ing most ot the talking ana aDoui mm
stood a solemn group with folded
arms and bowed heads.
. No Communication Sent.
Secretary Lansing said no com
munication had yet been sent to Ger
many. He declined to be questioned,
however, on whether any communi
cation had been aent to Ambasssdor
Back of the generally accepted view
which nrevailed almost everywhere in
official quarters that President Wil
son nao decided upon nis action ana
that it probably would be a break in
diplomatic relations, even though de
layed by some- preliminaries, wss a
hint of some sort of action of which
there has hitherto been no intimstion.
It was a minor note and Indefinable,
but seemed to command some attention.
The srouo in the caoital. which has
been urging peace moves, professed to
leCllCW 1 lis a miv hiuvsie iitsi ivr
would oe a lsst bold str ki tor peace
and that ..verance of diplomatic re
lations would be the last resort.
See Chsncs of Delay.
Another group which admitted that
the German note nd thd German
chancellor's speech left no doubt that'
icrmanya pledges to. tne united
S'ates would be violated in the new
campaign of ruthlessness, held fast
to the ooinion hat the oresident
would not act before tome overt act
had been committed under the new
war aone decre against American
Among a small section o! neutral
diplomats there was 'an impression
that announcement of the American
governments course would be de
layed until next week, but no tangible
support for that opinion was dis
All these letter views were in the
minority, but in the absence of any of
ficial statement trom the administra
tion commanded a certain degree of
In some quarters a disposition de
veloped to question whether Ger
many's announcement constituted in
itself a violation ot pledges to the
- The German chancellor's speech be
fore the Reichstsg committee yester
day was read by officials with as much
attention as the German note itseit.
Some called attention to the fact that
no definite stateinen had been made
hat vessels would be sunk without
warning, although all admitted that
was implied both in the note and in
Senator Stone, chairman of the for
eign relations committee, returned to
Washington late today from St Louis.
tie said he had no knowledge ot de
velopments and would not comment
"I have had no conference with the
; resident," said the senator, "although
may see him later. No meeting of
the committee is in contemplation
and I have heard on no plans for a
joint session of congress to hear the
president on this or any other subject."
The Germany embassy continued
its official silence, catmy prepared for
the break Count von Bernstorff has
said privately he expects, but serenely
confident that the Uerman govern'
men's action, irrespective of the Dro
test of neutrals, will be the winning
factor ot the war.
Entente Will Meet Iaaue.
The entente embassies, fully ex
pecting the United Stages to break
with Germany, seem to be confident
that the new campaign of ruthless
ness will be of little greater effective
ness than the campaign which the en
tente governments contend the Ger
man submarines have been waging all
along despite the pledges given in
the Sussex note. A few more ships
may be sunk, they think, but they ex
pect the British navy to meet the new
- Whatever measures arc heing taken
in the United States by the adminis
tration to prepare the country phy
sically for a break with a first-class
power, which in history always has
been followed sooner or later by
war, are carried out secretly, but with
expedition. It is officially denied that
any orders have been given to army,
navy or coast guards, but there are
evidence that agencies of the govern
ment are ready to take any steps
necessary to avoid a diplomatic break.
Civil Service Bill
Will Be Altered Some
(From a Statf Correspondent,)
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) The civil service bill pro
posed for city employees of Omaha
will be reported by the senate com
mittee on cities and towns in an
amended form to exclude the fire and
police departments of the metropolis.
The firemen and policemen sent dele
gations to state that they do not want
their present status disturbed and this
waa agreeable to the city officials.
City laborer and secretaries of the
commissioners will also be excluded
from the provisions of the bill. Mayor
Dablman and ( v. sossie appeared
before the committee yesterday eve
At Car Shortage Hearing
(Front a Start Correspondent.)
Washington, Feb. 2. (Special Tel
egram.) H. G. Taylor, a member of
the railway commission of Nebraska,
appeared today before the interstate
and foreign commerce committee of
the house, which has under consid
eration three bills relating to car
shortage. A number ot other repre
sentatives of state railway commis
sions were present Congressman
Sloan, at the request of J. W. Short
hill of York, secretary of the Farmers'
Elevutor association of Nebraska, ac
companied Mr. Taylor and appeared
for that organisation at the hearing.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
EXPLOSION OF GAS
Twenty-Eight, Lives Probably
Lost in Fire Which De
stroyi Chicago Building.
FIVE ABE RESCUED ALIVE
Chicago, Feb. 2. At noon, eleven
hours after an explosion and fire
which wrecked a west side tenement
building at 1 a. m. today, the police
announced that twenty-six persons
were missing snd probably dead.
Ninety-one persons resided in the
building, according to the agent rep
resenting it The janitor accounted
for ninteen of these as being away at
work, reaving seventy-two whom he
assumed were in the building at the
time the leaking gas exploded. These
the police accounted for as follows:
Known dead, 2.
- Missing, probably dead. 26.
Known rescued o.- accounted for, 23.
After working for an hour at the
wreckage where the moans cdme from
firemen came upon a man and a
woman in a semi-conscious condition.
The firemen said that the voices were
becoming plainer and that number
of persons seemed to be imprisoned
in a sort of wreck-choked grotto
arched over by fallen timbers.
Five Rescued Alive.
The names of those rescued alive
in recesses of the wreckage up to
noon were given out by the police
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson, aged
31 and 27, respectively, and three girls
of the Spitzley family, Gertrude, aged
b; Mary, aged 12, and Charlotte,
aged 18. ,
In the other part of the ruins where
voices were heard there were sup
posed to be five person.
Sixteen Families in Building. -
The explosion wrecked one end of
the tenement building, which con
tained twenty-four flats, sixteen of
which were occupied. The flames
burst out throughout the lower story
immediately. When firemen arrived
they were able to rescue a few chil
dren who were dropped b;' their par
ents from the upper windows. Some
adults also were saved in this way.
A group of railroad awitchmeo who
happened on the scene in advance of
the firemen were reported to have
The Iceberg on Fire.
At daybreak Fire Chief O'Connor
said that the ruins were so hot that
it would be many hour before search
of the wreckage could be made and
an accurate account of the loss of
life ascertained. The water thrown
on the ruins frose almost as fast as
it fell, and the burning gas, which
remained alight long after the ma
terial of the building had ceased to
burn, presented an unusual speetsde,
much as if an iceberg were on fir.
Two tenants of the building, who
escaped but who would not glv their
names, said that the odor of gas was
observed yesterday and was reported
to tne gas comwiosiuir.
Note from Griswolld.
Griswold. Ia.. Feb. 2. (Special.)
While trimming trees on his farm
two miles west ot Oriswold yester
day Ross Smith, a farmer, was pain
fully injured when I stick flew up and
struck him in the eye. He probably
will be taken to an Omaha hosoital.
Mrs. Chris Rits died Wednesday
afternoon at the hospital after a
week's illness with pneumonia. Her
nusoano is in witn the tame ailment
at the hospital and smsll hopes are
entertained for his recovery.
George Brown, proprietor of a pool
nail in unsworn tor a good many
years, was stricken with apoplexy
Wednesday and is in a critical con
dition. Persistent Advertising la the Road
rilea Can la t to 14 Dove.
Pruggtsto refund money If PAZO OINT
MENT tails to curs Itrhlng, Blind, Bleeding
or Protruding Piles. Flret Application gives
relief &0n. Advertleement.
Tho Quinino That Doos Not
Cnuso Norvouoncso or
Ringing In Head
Because of ha Tonic and Lazatlva effect, LAXATIVE BROMO
QUININE can be taken by anyone without causing nervousnes
or ringing In the head, It remove the cause of Colds, Grip and
Headache, Used whenever Quinine ia needed,
An remember there le Only Que
raf to Ma OHalaml
Laxotivo Br omo Quinino
Thlm Signatvre on Every Dox
rf AWW P1 ' oaePaf fans WtPlef go)
w MdW MM aft Ossro) a OoVoJ jb m
: Tppr ffr to " 0u
One pound of fine
shown this season in
great variety. New
cords and new stripes
in Gaberdines, Bed- .
ford Cords and other
Beautiful Effects Be
SPECIAL PRICE SATURDAY
ON A FINE TWILLED GA
BERDINE) 65c quality, 36
inches wide, for 50e a yard.
SPECIAL PRICE ON A WIDE
CORDED PIQUE, 30c quality,
27 inches wide, for 20c yard. -
Hews I New Tlhtogs Siateresttog Pites Saterdlaiy
Clark's Thread 3c
JOHN J. CLARK'S BEST
SIX-CORD THREAD, white
and black; numbers 40 to
100, 3 He a spool. Every
spool guaranteed, v
Thi price for Saturday
A Sale of Silk Hose
for Women, $l19Pr.
BLACK OR WHITE SILK
HOSE, in both regular and
out uses; double soles ot
lisle, garter tops. A very
special value for Saturday
only . ;
$1.19 a Pair.
A CAREFULLY SELECT- :
ED VARIETY of really new f
designs and idea in Valen
tines ' now being shown.
Choose while assortments
, are at their best.
Art Department, Third Floor
Table, Center Aisle, 1st Floor
The Lucky Number
in Toilet Articles
for Saturday Selling
Hand Lotion, 13c.
Toilet Soap (box), 13c.
' Wool Powder Puffs, r
extra large siie, 13c.
Nail Brushes, 13c.
Silk Sunfast, in 'rose,
green, mulberry, tan
and brown. Fifty inches
wide, 75c a yard.
Proclaim the Well
Their wearing quali
ties are such that Tre
fousse Gloves give the
best of service as long
as gloves should last.
First quality pique, $2.75
Special pique, for $2.25
Dorothy overseam, $1.75,
Cashmere gloves, black
and colors, 25c and 50c.
Lest You Forget
Monday, the 5th
Remnant of Silks
and Woolen Dress
Good in a Sale
Priced at About Half
the Usual Figure.
SEE SUNDAY PAPERS
Fashionable New Suits
Direct from New York
PRESENTING THE NEWEST
" DISTINCTIVE IDEAS IN SUIT
FASHIONS FOR. THE SPRING
THESE NEW MODELS SHOW
HIGH COLORINGS AND DARING
DESIGNING, APPEALING TO
WELL-DRESSED WOMEN. THE
TAILORING IS REMARKABLY
FASHION'S FAVORITE FAB
RICS FOR THE COMING SEASON
ARE YO SAN, KHAKI KOOL,
SILK JERSEY, WOOL JERSEY,
SPORT POPLINS, AND SERGES.
Tailored and Sport Suits
.Start in Price at $35
No Extra Charge Ia Made for
Our Efficient Alteration Service.
' Apparel Second Floor
Also a Sale Saturday
One hundred new
hats have just been re
ceived,; and on display
Saturday. A charming
collection of Smart Hats
for Present Wear.
Hats that told former
ly at $10, Saturday, at
the low price of
Our Corset Stock
We find about six
dozen left from January
selling, which will go
into a final clearance
SATURDAY AT 10 A. Mr
All Are Standard Makes
Sizes Slightly Broken
sold for $2 to $12 a
pair, Saturday, at two
98c and $1.98
Also a small lot of Bras
sieres and Confiners, for
Corset Sectien, Third Floor.
Newness Is the
RECENT ARRIVALS dis
close the tendencies for
spring in NEW GEOR
' GETTE COLLARS, at 76c,
$1.25 and $1.60. ALSO
COLLARS AND BROAD
CLOTH COLLARS AND
CUFFS IN SETS.
To the Right as You Enter
The Fur Shop
' When shopping Sat
urday we invite you to
visit this section of FUR
furs shown at prices
less than you are accus
tomed to pay. ' '
wear for Cold
FINE RIBBED COTTON
UNION SUITS; low neck,
no sleeves, ankle length; an
extra quality for $1.00 salt.
SUITSe low neck, no sleeves,'
ankle length, $2.50.
4s-nsnst.A btawtsiutt VSs,
Omaha Homefurnithing Headquarter
The Sunday Papers
; and ,
at 8:30 A. M.
Reciil Diseue, Cared WitkutOperition
I I LLlj Nearly every case cured in on treatment I do not (tor
ture you for week. No knife or anaesthetic. N wait at -hotel
or hospital. Absolut guarantee to vry ease. PAY ME ONLY HALF
OF WHAT OTHERS CHARGE. Hen and women treated.
DR. J. C WOODWARD, 301 Rose Bldg., Omaha, Neb.
Make Every Day
A THRIFT Day
Tbe surest way to save successfully is to
follow a fixed, definite plan save so much
a week or month.
$i OPENS AN $
Dividends Paid Semi-Annually
Interest rate on Loans 6 per annum on and
after April 1st, 1917. ; , s
Savings & Loan Assn.
t Stunden-Kcmtedy Building
211 So. 18th St.
Thmat A. Fry, Pro. John R. )randU 5st
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