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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1917.
SWISS TAKE OVER
Embassy and Twelve Consul
ates Placed in Care of Offi
cials of Little Republic.
SPECIAL CASE AT MANILA
Washington. Feb. 7. Minister Rit
ter of Switzerland today was in
structed by his government to take
over German diplomatic interests in
the United States, including the Ger
man embassy here and twelve con
sulates throughout the country.
The minister informed the State
department of his government's ac
tion in a note.
Instructions have been sent to
Swiss consuls to take over the Ger
man consulates in the following cities:
Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Den
ver, New Orleans, New York, Phila
delphia, San Francisco, Seattle. St.
Louis, St. Paul and Manila.
Special arrangements are being
made by the Swiss minister for the
deoarture from Manila of the German
consul there. Because of conditions
at sea it is understood that the consul
may be unable to return to Germany,
lust where he wilt go is uncertain.
It is unlikely that he will be permit
ted to remain to tne rniuppme
Instructions to the Swiss consuls
are to take over German consulates
immediately so the consuls and their
families may assemble in New York
and join Count , von Bernstorff and
his sun betore iaesdsy.
The business of twenty-three Hon
orary German consuls in the United
State will not be taken over by the
Swiss, no provision to do id having
been contained in the instructions re
ceived by Minister Ritter. The' hon
orary consuls will cease to act, how
ever. SENATE APPROVES
BREAK WITH THE
. . ICaaiaansa trass far Owl
dress before the senate an impas
sioned declaration that he wonld not
support the resolution.
Preliminary Declaration of War.
"I regard it as a preliminary decla
ration of war," he said, "if the reso
lution, shall be voted upon favorably
today. 1 do riot believe the time
has come in the history of this coun
try when we shall side with Germany
or when we shall side with the allies.
The time has not come, in my opinion,
when we should commit ourselves by
the adoption of this resolution to any
policy that the president may here
after pursue. Under the constitution
and th law he has no power to de
clare war, but he has in fact the
power to plung the nation into war
and to make it necessary for congress
to declare it and. he has almost done
Senator Lodge, ranking republican
member of the foreign relations com
mittee, led the discussion in favor of
the resolution for the minority. He
asserted the president had taken the
grave action and -that he felt it his
duty to support him "to tne utmost
' of my power." He also appealed to
the senate against divisions in the
crisis as the best guaranty 19 pre
Duty to Stand Together.
"My earnest hope," said ' Senator
Lodge, "is that at this time personal
feelings, political feelings, political
enemities will be laid aside, that we
remember only that we are citizens of
a common country, that we are all
Americans, and that our first duty is
to stand together in this controversy
which has unhappily arisen with an
other nation, and let that nation and
the world know that when tha presi
dent speaks, as be has spoken, he has
the congress ot the United states and
the people of the United States, no
matter what their race or origin, be
hind him in the one simple character
of American citizen.
Senators Vardaman, Gronna and
Works declared that they could not
support the resolution because they
did not believe the president's course
was justified by facts. All said that
it would lead to war, Senator La
Follette made no address, but an
, nounced he would do so later. All
who sooke were emphatic in their sod
port of the government if war should
President Not Consulted:.
One of the stirring addresses was
delivered from the democratic side bv
Senator Underwood, who deprecated
the presence of the resolution before
the senate, although he voted for it.
He drew from senator Stone the ad'
mission that the president had not
been consulted regarding introduction
01 the resolution.
I ne president reached ins room
near the senate chamber while the
debate was going on, but left imme.
diately without consulting anv sen.
ators as soon as he learned what was
Senator Sherman, republican, oro
' nounced the German declaration of
ruthless submarine warfare the most
unmstinable proclamation to the na
tions of the world "since the davs of
the Corsairs, since Drake and Frob
isher, when pirates sailed the seas."
Borah Sounds Warning.
Senator Borah, republican, declared
the president's course was taken
solely with a view to maintaining ntu
tral rights. He warned against enter
ing the war, declaring that entangling
1 alliances thus inevitable would be the
most disastrous thing that could
i happen to the countrv.
! Senator Norris of Nebraska during
: the debate said he would vote for it
i but regreited it had been presented
1: because he felt that if senate approval
li were desired it should have been
1 niven an advance of the severance
: ol relations,
1 ' The Affirmative Vote.
Forty-three democrats and thirtv
i fue republicans voted for the resolu
i tion. ihey were:
Damoersts Ashnrst, Bscknsm. Bryan,
if Chamberlain, Chilton, Culbarson, Flatrhar,
Hardwtck, Hitchcock, HolSa, Hush... Hm.
nr. Jamas. Johnsoa (a. I), Loo, Lswls,
u Martin, Hartioo, Myara. NawlajMla, Ovar
i man, Owes, Phelaa. PlttmaJi. Ponorana,
Kansd.ll. Jtaad. RoWnaon. Baulaaarv. Hhr.
rolb, Khappard. SalsMa, Blmaaona, Bmllh
ua, emus (Ma.), Smith (S. C), Btona.
j v 1 nomas, i nompoon, Tillman, Underwood
: Walab, William 41.
i Republican. Bonk, Bradr. BraaateM.
1 flapp, Clark, Colt, Cummins, Cartla, tin
, j-oat ran, rsraaia, Oalllnier, Hardlna.
I Jonoa. ataaroa. Llppltt, Loers, afoCnmbar,
McLean, Nelaon, Norrla. Ollvar. Pas.. Pso
ras. Polndaaur, Shaman, Smith (Hick ).
I ft moot, atarllnc, gathartaad. Townaond.
s aumna warrsa, wataoa, wssss II,
GERARD IS SAID
TO BE AT BERNE
'onUatul from faes Oaa.l
received no definite information in
regard to the former German ambas
sador at Washington, Count von
Bernstorff. which probably must ar
rive before the details of Ambassador
Gerard's departure can be decided.
Mr. Gerard has not yet received his
passports and does not know defin
itely when he will depart, aitnougn
he has decided upon the route via
The rush of Americans seeking
passports and intormation at tne
American embassy lessened consid
erably today and at the closing hour
most ot the work had oeen com
pleted by the officials and employes.
flans tor tsernstonx rarry.
New York, Feb. 7. A formal re
quest from the State department
that the Scandivanian-Amencan line
steamship Frederik VIII be used to
transport Ambassador Bernstorff and
his suite to Europe has been for
warded by cable to the line's head
offices in Copenhagen, it was an
nounced here today.
Hatvor Jacobsen of the company
stated that no reply had as yet been
The Frederik VIII and the Hellig
Olav of the same line are at Ho-
boken. N. I., and the sailings of both
have been suspended pending instruc
tions from Copenhagen.
Mr. Jacobsen said he understood
that if either ship wai allowed to sail
it would be required to stop at Hali
fax. N. S.. to be searched by the
British officials. In this way, it was
pointed out, the vessel could avoid
touching at Kirkwall, Scotland, where
thev customarily put in and thus
could make a detour of, the German
zone or suomanne operations.
Consider Gerard Hostage.
Copenhagen, Feb. 6. (Via London.
Feb. .) It is omcially stated that
ames W. Gerard, the American am
lassador to Germany, will not be al
lowed to leave Berlin until the Ger
man government is satisfied as to the
treatment of Count von Bernstorff,
the retiring German ambassador at
Washington, by the American gov
Senate Refuses to Put Work
Of Commission on the Judges
(From a Starr Corraaposdant.)
Lincoln. Feb. 7. Special.) The
senate was composed of busy toilers
today and as a consequence eight bills
were passed on third reading and
eleven were reported out for the gen
eral file,, while two were indefinitely
1 he olan ot senator Howell to dis.
pose of the supreme court commis
sion as an independent body and let
the district judges do the work, thus
saving the state the salaries of the
judges, did not meet with the ap
proval ot the senators and tailed.
Other measures which were more
fortunate were these:
8. P. 11, Howolt. Donfflas Pension of
jsnltnrs and anainoara In Onuki arhoola.
paaaatt. it w 1 1. tub proYMsa ror rotlro
mont nftar twsntr-sas yoara of service on
half salary, which moat not bo lesa than
I5S month. In esse of eaath, psnalons so
to onflow. I
8. F. 71, BMsTsnon. Gas's Inftrsasss pen
slty for driving automobiles while Intoxi
cated. Pssaed. IS to t.
a F. , sfobfalloo. Oaa-s Makes wrom
fill tnktns of ssis aonlsbssls by both fine of
from Sloe to ISM plue three to iu months
In jail, spaaed, so to s.
8. F. SI, Chappell, Mlndon Provides stra-
plor boll procedure Hi criminal esses sp
pooled to supreme oonrt. Paased, SI to 0
8. F. Ill, Robertson. Holt Allows nr.
eroVa solas anywhere In s county, not ,as
before at too court hoass. Pssaed, SI to 0.
8. F. 4S, Noal. Nemaha slakes publica
tions logsl In dalllse, ssml-woekllos and tri
weeklies. Pssaed, SI to a.
8. F. 71, Mortarty, Douglas Raisins court
bslHris salaries In Omaha to 11.(00 s year
and elsewhere from II to II a day. sPeaed,
8. F. ill, 8plrk, Bsllno Prohibits psatlnt
or talking promlsouono etsna and adver
tisements on brldass. Passed. SO to 0.
Committees postponed Senate File
No. 82, providing tor filling vacancy
in office of police judge in Omaha,
and Seriate File No. 114, Howell's bill
making district judges supreme court
The judiciary committee placed on
general hie without recommendation
Senate File No. 149. by Moriarty, re-
quiring that legal petitions cotnain
only the names ot legal voters.
Two More British Ships
Are Reported Destroyed
London, Feb. 7. The British
steamers St Nhnan and Corsican
Prince were sank today, says the Cen
tral News. The Survivors have been
landed. Seventeen men are reported
Lloyd s says the Corsican Prince
was sunk this morning and that part
of its crew was landed.
The steamer Corskan Prince of
2,776 tons was built in 1900 and was
owned by the Prince line of Ne
Castle. There are two steamers St
Ninian. one of 3.026 tons gross, built
in 1894, and owned in Glasgow, and
the smaller of 837 tons gross, built in
leva at Leith and owned in Aberdeen
Major J. R. Hanson. South
Dakota Pioneer, is Dead
Yankton. S. D.. Feb. 7. Major I
R. Hanson, a pioneer resident of this
place and a prominent figure in the
early history ot soutn uaKota, oieo
here early this morning. Major Han
son was chief clerk of the first terri.
torial legislature, territorial auditor
and judge advocate. He was ap
tointed Indian agent by , President
.incoln and in 1885 was a delegate
to the state constitutional convention
at Sioux Falls.
TO RELIEVE CATARRHAL
DEAFNESS AND HEAD
If yen have Caurrtittl Da(nM
or hwd boIm to to your druIit
avod t 1 ounce of Ptvrmlnt (double
tmnith), and Add to It pint of
hot water and 4 oudcm of granaltd
aurar. Tk 1 Ubtoapoonful four
time ft day,
ThU will oftan brine Quick rt
Hat from tha dtatroaalnc baad Boiaao.
Cloccad no.tr. la ahould apab, braatb
Ing baooma aany aod tba mucm atop
AoppJnc lata taa throat. It ta aaay
to prapara, coata liuta aad Is jMaaaaat
to tftko. Any one wha baa CttarrfcaU
TTufWTii or head noiaaa aaaa)4
UU preecrlpUon torial.
PERUVIAN SHIP SUNK UNITED STATES NO
IN SPANISH WATERS j LONGERJSOLATED
Sailing Vessel Lorton, from j Ex-President Taft Says Doc
Callao, Submarined Mon- j trine of Washington Does
day, Says British Office. Not Apply to Present Crisis.
NINE SHIPS DESTROYED j NEW CONDITIONS HERE
London, Feb. 7. The Peruvian
sailing vessel Lorton, while on a voy
age from Callao, Peru, was sunk by
German submarine on Monday in
side Spanish territorial waters, ac
cording to a British official statement
issued today. The official announce
Ihe feruvian sailing vessel Lor
ton, on a passage from Callao, was
sunk by an enemy submarine Mon
day inside Spanish territorial waters.
It is interesting to note tnar on tne i
very day his dual affront to two neu
tral states was perpetrated a German
wireless press message was boasting
of the consideration shown by Ger
many to the interests of neutrals.
One Survivor of Relief Ship.
Walter Hines Page, the American
ambassador, has been notified that
the sole survivor of the Belgian re
lief steamer Lars Kruse, which was
sunk by a torpedo or mine near the
Belgian coast on Monday, has been
landed in France. Mr. Page tele
graphed this report to Ambassador
Sharp at Paris with the request that
he get in touch witn tne survivor ana
forward his full account of the sink
ing of the relief vessel to the State
department at Washington.
Nine Ships are Sunk.
Llovds shipping agency announces
the following ships reported sunk:
British steamer vestrax ot i.iki
British steamer crown foint ot
5,218 tons gross.
Peruvian bark Lorton ol l,iu tons
two British steam trawlers.
Two fishing boats. -
Two lives were lost from the Brit
ish steamer Wartenfels of 4,511 ons,
reported sunk yesterday, the agency
The sinkine of the steamer Fer-
ruccio is also announced by Lloyds.
The Ferruccio was an
steamer of 2,192 tons gross.
Burlington Occupies State
Land; No Record of Payments
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 7. Special.) The
BurliiiBton railroad is occupying
eia-htv acres of state land for its Lin
coln stock yards southwest of town-
land of which the Hoard ot control
has no record belonging to the state
according to a partial investigation
made by Land Commissioner Shum
way. The land commissioner suspects
that nothing has been paid to the
state. He is able to discover no rec
ord of payments.
Me has unearthed, however, an old
lease, made by the Board of Public
Lands and Buildings before the pres
ent Board of Control was organized,
and acknowledged July. 29, 1902,
whereby the railway company leased
the land lor ilw a year tc- twenty-
five years. -
Raise Sewer Bond Limit
In the Smaller Cities
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Feb. 7. (Special) The
following bills were passed in the
H. R. 111. Alnlar and Others Landlord's
Han on crops raised by tenant
tl. K. 141, munr Kaisina sewer Bono limn
to 1100,000 In cities of Orand'a Islsod's
elsss; now 1100.000.
H. R. lli. Thnmss Majority vote auffl-
clent to carry water works in second class
cltlea and villains; now requires two-thlrda.
H. n. lit, LAinsort .emotery associations
twenty yesrs old ompoworod to oondemn
The Osteins That Does Mot Attest the Hraul.
Because or Ita tonic ana laxative enect.
IjsasUve Bromo Quinine esa be token with
out oauslne nervousness or rtnslns In the
head. There la only one ' Bromo Quinine."
K, w. (IKOVE'S slfnauirs on bos. Ilc.-Adv.
Shoes at Extraordinary Savings
322 South 16th Street
OUR PRICE WILL NOT
GUCKERT AND McDONALD
Woodmen of the World Bldg. Second Floor
Corner 14th and Farnam Streets.
THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW .
I am trsstint haadrsds ot wan aad woman. I offsr row tbs bast of sssdieal and
aara-laal aarvis lor a itaall aasa fss. WOMKM vrtk aHasasaa sad dsssrdsn of th.tr
ass ahould ftsssr of ths asip for taass. naar aavs assa ssssd frost sa spsnl
Coaaulutisa snd assdlchis, M. Rumination or offias traatoaant, tS.se. Had!
sa la all asssa. Cask lass. Otflss prasstos osij. Hosts S as and sj sppoinUaaaU.
DR. J. C WOODWARD, Ssata 101, Ksss Billllais. OasaW. Tiliai ial Trias- SSO.
Philadelphia, Ta., Feb. 7.-The
policy of Washington and Jefferson
with reference to entangling alliances
and the theory that America "has
been favored by fortune with a splen
did isolation" were declared to be ut
terly inapplicable to present condi
tions by former President William
H. Taft at a dinner here last night
under the auspices of the League to
"In the light of the present na
tional crisis," he said, "prepare to dis
regard the warnings given by Wash
ington and Jefferson against entering
an entangling alliance. When this
advice was given this nation num
bered but 4,000,000 persons and was
four or five times farther removed
from Europe than now, in point of
time required for transportation.
Since then the United States has be
come a world power. Neither Wash
ington or Jefferson ever dreamed of
our Japanese questions, our Philip
pine problem or those raised by the
Panama canal. At that time there
was no Monroe doctrine to preserve
Hero Who Saved Lives
Of Seventeen is Dead
Burbank, Cal., Feb. 7. Edward
Spencer, first student life-saver at
Northwestern university at Evanston,
III., who became known as "The Hero
of the Lady Elgin" by swimming sev
enteen times to a foundering steamer
and bringing back as many survivors,
died here early today after a lingering
illness. He was 81 years old.
The Lady Elgin was wrecked off
Winnetka, 111., with the loss of 279
lives September 8, 1860. Spencer was
a freshman. Exhausted by cold and
exertion he collapsed on his seven
teenth return and in his delirium re
peated constantly, "Did 1 do my
MARLEY 2 IN.
DEVON 2X m.
18 ots. saoh, 6 lor 90 eta.
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We offer for the investment of
. your idle funds
in convenient denominations of
' $100, $500, $1,000
Interest payable semi-annually
and yielding attractive rates.
PERMIT OF ANY EXTRAS
best?" The phase became famous.
Spencer's constitution was so weak
ened that he was forced to abandon
his studies for the ministry and leave
the university. An honorary degree
was conferred upon him ten years
ago and the class of 1898 erected a
tablet in his honor in the Northwest
ern university library. He never re
covered his health and several years
i White Embroidered
Voiles & Organdies
In presenting these two
favored spring and summer
fabrics for waists and
dresses, we also announce
Special Prices on the same
$1.60 (40-inch) White Voiles,
Embroidered, $1.25 a yard.
$1.75 (40-inch) White Oroan
die. Embroidered, $1.50 yd.
Linen Section, Main Floor.
The Store for
A collection of exquis
ite new Georgette ,
Blouses, in two-toned
New Wool Fabrics
New colors, weights and
weaves. Designs and colors
that are different. One, a se
lection of new Sports Coat
ings, "Bornella Cloth," in
Rose, Gold, Golf Green and
Duck Blue a very fashion
able spring fabric.
May we show them to you
The Woman Who Is
About Her Corsets
Will find just what she is
looking for in our THOM
SON'S GLOVE FITTING
CORSETS. Styles for all oc
casions; for wearing morn
ings, afternoons, evenings.
Reasonably priced, too.
$1 to $6
Cornets, Third Floor.
Our spring line has
arrived and among oth
er attractive styles,
shows a number of clev
er beading designs. May
we show them to you?
Stamping done on all
kinds of materials.
I Make Macaroni for the
Millions and 1 am Very
Particular How 1 Make It
Ob Evwry Faduc
Ask For and Get
Bssurifnl Recipe Book Free
Skinner Manufacturing Co.
Omaha, U. S. A.
Lsrfest Macaroni Fsetory m Americs
Our Spring HaU k
Oar cm to raws ars tbs rap
laasatatiss clussna sf
Ws An Skewiu
Sim S"4 to
Prkaa M ta 120.
OUTH 16TB ST. f3
j0 4 v1 '
lS One al (Ac Tint to K
p Wecome Yon j
ago suffered a stroke of paralysis,
which recurred ten days ago.
He is survived by his widow and
three daughters, all residents of south
ern California towns.
Hearing On the Proposed
Wheel Tax On Friday
City Commissioners Parks, Kugel
THOMPSON, BELDEN I
A Group of New
o a vi a aTV i
Spring Suits ,
For Immediate Wear
Notable among these fashionable models
are the strictly tailored effects and the
jaunty Norfolk styles.
$35, $37.50, $45
No Extra Charge for Alterations.
A Very Choice Display
of New Tailored Hats
Priced at $5, $7.50 and $10
Four Hundred Pairs o(
Shoes and Slippers
Thursday $3.35 a Pair
The event ..e season, both in
quality and price. We have in
cluded all short lines, also lines
that will be discontinued, in all
about 400 pairs. Mostly small sizes.
Thursday at $3.35 a Pair
All Sale Final.
Popular Priced Cloaks and Sniti S. E. Corner 16th and Douglas Sti.
1 100 Beautifully
On sale Thursday, Friday and Satur
day. These dresses are new, early
spring arrivals and everyone a crea
tion. All colors and styles; some are
high waisted, others pleated effects,
i There is not a dress in this lot worth
i less than $16.00, and some formerly
! sold for $19.00.
All go at one price
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Plan now to attend the
For particular, mUrsw
C. G. POWELL, Manater,
tOSl Farnam St.,Omaka, Ntb.
and Hummel will meet at 2 p. m.
Friday in the city hall to bear com
ments for and against the wlieel tax
ordinance now pending before the
city council. Members of the execu
tive committee of the Omaha Team
and Truck association will present
arguments why the ordinance should
not be passed, or, if passed, a lower
schedule of rates should be adopted.
Kcadv - to - Put - un i
Puritan Sailors, Chin
Chins and Mushrooms, in
the newest shades for
spring. Flowers, fancies
and ribbons used in the
Most Attractive and
Millinery, Second Floor.
AUDITORIUM, Feb. 25-Mch. 3
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