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Man Said to Have Been Re
jected in His Attentions
Fires Onn at Her.
IProm a Suit CorriipinJnt.)
Des Moines. Ia., Feb. 12. (Special
Telegram.) When Mrs. Ida Kaizer,
aged 27 years, colored, of 1411 East
Eighteeenth street, stepped off a street
car at Tenth and Center streets this
morning at 8 o'clock she was fired
at three times by Holbrook (Hnh)
White, also colored, armed with a 32
calibcr revolver.
One bullet slightly wounded the
woman and she was taken to her
home, where she declared the shoot-ino-
was nrobablv because she had re
jected the attentions of White. Mrs.
Kaizer is the wife of William Kaizer,
an automobile-mechanic. White dis
appeared after the shooting.
Would Train Citiren Soldiery.
A democratic citizen army with civil
authority superior to the military, is
provided for in a resolution which
will be -introduced in the house of
the Iowa legislature by the committee
on military affairs. The resolution
was presented to the committee by
Major S. W. Brockhart of Washing
ton, la., who is a member of the
Iowa National Guard. It is similar
to one which National Guard organ
izations plan to present to legisla
tures all over the United States. The
resolution declares it is the duty of
congress, in conjunction with the sev
eral states, to provide a system of
military training which will give the
United States a democratic army in
which the caste ayatem does not en
ter. It is opposed to the present reg
ular army policy and contemplates the
training of all able-bodied men to
meet a national crisis such as the
present one. '
Would Sell Lake Bed.
Senator Kimball of Pottawattamie
county will introduce a bill in the
senate of the Iowa legislature for the
sale of the old lake bed of Swan lake
in Emmet county, which has been
drained. The state ha received from
the sale of lake beds $37,053.55. It
has issued drainage bonds to drain
these amounting to $28,434. If Swan
lake is sold the money will be used to
take up the drainage bonds.
Harding Signs Dry Amendment
Governor W. L. Harding has signed
the joint resolution providing for the
submission of the prohibitory consti
tutional amendment to a vote of the
people. In the measure no date was
fixed for the special election to vote
on the proposition, but this ia in
cluded in another bill, which fixes
the date at October 15 of this year.
Would Cut Out Druggists' Permits.
Druggists will be prohibited from
securing liquor permits under bills in
troduced in the senate of the Iowa
legislature Saturday by Senator Rat
cliff of Montgomery county and Sen
ator Wilson of Appanoose county,
both bill orovide tor the repeal of
the '. druggist permit law . and . thus
cover the same condition. Neither
senator knew the other intended to
introduce such a bill, Senator Wilson
later explained. It is held by those
favoring these bills that prohibition
times afford opportunity on the part
of unprincipled men to abuse the. per
mit oriviltae and encourages such
persons to secure permits in order to
sen uquor inaiscriminateiy.
Jewish Citizens Will
Do Full Duty to U. S.
New York. Feb. 12. If war comes
the Jews of this tountry "will sacrifice
themselves for1: America," Henry
Moskowitz, chairman of the Municipal
Civil Service commission, said today
before the National "Workmen's com
mittee on Jewish rights, in convention,
with delegates from all ptrts of the
United States.
"Let us show America." he added,
"that the 500,000 Jewish workingmen
with a history of persecution un
equalled in the history of the world
will say, if need be, that a country
worth living tor would be worth try-
ing for, The address of President
Wilson before the .senate has shown
the American people to be the great
est ally of the Jews in their struggle
1UI U1II llglllB.
England Issues Fraudproof
': One Pound Treasury Note
(CorreepoadeDoe of Tlw AaaooUted Pirn)
London, Jan. 20. The new 1
treasury notes which will be is-
. sued shortly are described as fraud
proof and have been designed with
the assistance of the greatest author
ity on illicit reproduction. The paper
is white and somewhat thicker than
the present notes; on the right is the
king s head in a curious pale greeny-
brown shade, surrounded by an oval
bearing the imperial titles and ur-
mounted by the crown.
On the left is a design of St. George
and the dragon. Green ink is used
for the lettering. The reverse of the
note bears in faint ink an outline of
the houses of Parliament, with
watermark of "one pound" and the
royal cipher and crown on either side.
XevA 10 shilling notes wilt appear
German Subseas Sink
- Only Two Ships Sunday
London, Feb. 12. The Greek
steamer Vuilitea Olga, 1,400 tons, has
been sunk. Its crew of twenty men
were landed, according to the Central
News. ...
: The British steamer Salaga, 3311
tons, has been sunk, Lloyds an
nounces today. It was owned
KISer, Dempster & Co. of Liverpool.
It has been in the British government
This record of Sunday's .U-boat
toll modifies the views of those who
thought Germany's new campaign
mignt isolate tngiand.
Cedric Sails With Five ,
Thousand Bags of Mai
New York. Feb. 12. With aooroxi-
niately 18,000 tons of cargo, mostly
war supplies, and 5,000 bags of United
States mail tranaferred from: the
American liner St. Louis but with no
passengers the British steamship
Cedric of the White Star Line left
here today for Liverpool-' The mail
on the Cedric has been held here since
Congressman Suggests Offi
cers of Association Can Ex
plain Eise in Bread Prices.
Washington, Feb. 12. Charging a
concerted effort to put up the price
of bread, Representative Rainey of
Illinois, in a letter today to the federal
trade commission and the Department
of Agriculture, which have been di
rected by President Wilson to inves
tigate the high cost of foods, suggests
that certain men be called to testify
a to what they know about the mat
ter. The men are:
Paul Schulze. a Chicago baker; V.
McDonald of Memphis and J. M. Bell
Chicago, nrcsident and secretary,
respectively, of the National Master
Bakers association; Jonn i-inu oi
inneanolis, attorney tor the wheat
millers, and the editor of "The Mod
ern Miller of Chicago-
"I suggest calling these men, said
Mr. Rainev. "because at the conven
tion of the master bakers in Salt Lake
ity last August Mr. McDonald an
nounced a aation-wide move wouia ne
inaugurated at once, both bv advertis
ing and publicity, to educate the pub
ic to a 10-cent loat. hure enougn, tne
rat announcement to that ettcct was
rnade by the Schulze Baking com
pany of Chicago, a short time after
the convention.
Mr. Rainev also charges the bakers
association with maintaining a lobby
ere to nrevent favorable action on
the pending bill to repeal the tax on
mixed flour, which, he says, would
open the bread market to about 60,-
000,000 bushels ol corn every year.
Call for Appropriation.
President Wilson will be asked to
approve a fan),WU appropriation tor
the food price investigation to be con
ducted by the federal trade commit
sion and the Department of Agricul
ture at his direction.
That amount, it waa said today, will
be necessary to carry on an inquiry
thorough enough to develop whether
anti-trust laws have been volated.
The Agricultural department
through its office of markets, already
has collected a mass of material bean
ing on storage and distribution of
foodstuffs that will be turned over to
the trade commission for use in de
terminins whether there has been con
spiracy or restraint of trade in hand
ing the nation s tood supply, tvi-
ence gathered by tne uepartment oi
ustue in its cost-ot-living investi
nation also will be available.
The trade commission a part in tne
investigation, it was explained today,
will be primarily to determine if there
have been, trust law violations. The
Department of Agriculture's part will
be to assemble statistics.
In ordering the investigation Pres
ident Wilson asked the commission to
Dav oarticular attention to manipula
tions, controls, trusts, combinations,
conspiracies or restraints "of trade out
of harmony with tne law or tne puo
lie interest.
- - .
Omaha Suffs Will
Invade Lincoln to
Exert "Influence"
Members of the political and social
science department ot tne umana
Woman's club were urged by the
chairman, Mrs. G. W. Hayes, and by
members of the acting legislative com
mittee of that department to join tne
suffragists, who have chartered a spe
cial car, to journey to Lincoln Thurs
day in order to go to the members of
the senate committee with the hope of
influencing them in regard to bills
which they are now considering. -
Two bills which it was reported
by Mrs. D. G. Craighead. Mrs. J. H.
Dumont and Mrs. r. J. Kirss, wno
have either made trips to Lincoln or
interviewed senators on their week
end visits to Omaha are considered
unfavorable, are those which return
the election of school board members
to the ward primaries and repeal the
law providing tor grade school in
struction in foreign languages.
The delegation will leave Omaha
Thursday morning at 9:15, will have
luncheon at the Lincoln hotel at 1 1 :30,
at 2 o'clock will visit the state house
and at 2:30 will be granted an inter
view with the senate committee.
Mrs. Haves urged the club not to
give UTi its support of the bill for the
custouiai larrn lor unionunaic women
Rumor of Attempt to Blow
up the Catskill Aqueduct
New York, Feb. 12. An investiga
tion of reports that an attempt was
made early yesterday morning to blow
up the Catskill aqueduct which sup
plies tnts city witn drinking water was
ordered today by Major General F.
O'Ryan, commanding the state Na
tional Guard.
General O'Ryan said he had been
informed that two men carrying a suit
case has been ordered by a guard, a
member of the First regiment, to halt,
and that the guard fired one shot. No
conhrmation had been received, he
said, of a report that the two strang
ers escaped in an automobile.
Several Aliens Appear
To Take Out First Papers
Several Omaha aliens who were
bom in Germany or Austria cele
brated Lincoln's birthday by taking
out their first citizenship papers. Na
turalization desk" was ready for busi
ness as usual, a half dozen Teutons
and former subjects of the dual
monarchy having taken the first step
to become citizens by noon. The fact
that the court house was supposed to
be "officially" closed kept many aliens
away, it is believed.
Franklin Bequests Guns to De
fend Big Passenger Ships
of the American Line.
Washington, Feb. 12. P. A. S.
Franklin, president of the Interna
tional Mercantile Marine, today made
formal application to the Navy de
partment for guns to arm the passen
ger liners of the American line.
The reauest states that the com
pany has been unable to find guns
It is indicated that the Navy depart
ment, while opposed for military rea-
snn In anv nrniect ot convoving
American merchantmen tnrougn tne
prohibited submarine zones, favors
furnishing such ships with guns for
tlinr own defense.
The Navy department, it was stated
officially, has a considerable number
of old model three-inch to six-inch
rifles available for arming merchant
ships, but not enough for the conver
sion ol all ships it would require in
time of war and also to furnish
defensive armanent for all merchant
tnent. Question of Crews.
The question of supplying trained
gun crews for merchantmen is more
difficult from . departmental point of
view. There is objection to with
drawing men from the active service
of the navy at this time and there
is also some question as to what ef
fect such a step would have on the
status of a ship- French ship owners
furnished guns by their navy were
required to make oath that they were
to be handled by civilian crews.
The possibility that the navy might
supply guns indirectly through loan
or sale to ship owners has received
some consideration, but a preference
for direct action by the department
in placing the guns aboard is indicated
by the shipowners.
Senator LaFollette today intro
duced a resolution to make it unlaw
ful for any American merchant ship
in time of peace to depart armed from
anv Dort of the United States for any
port in another country. It was not
debated, but put on the table sub
ject to call.
Steamship New York Arrives,
New York, Feb. 12. The arrival
today of the steamship New York
brought the number of American
trans-Atlantic passenger ships at this
port up to four. The New York
sailed from Liverpool on February 3.
The American liner Kroonland
docked here yesterday and the St.
Louis and St. Paul, of the same line,
are still at their piers, while their
nwners await news from Washington
in regard to the policy recommended
for American shipping that would
risk the dangers of the German
blockade. ,
The Cunard liner Andania, from
Liverpool January 31, and the Italian
steamer Giuseppe Verdi, from Med
iterranean ports, reached their docks
here today.
Cedric Will Take Mails.
The British liner Cedric, which
sails today for Liverpool without
assengWa, will carry 5,000 sacks of
mail, which have been delayed here
for the last week aboard the St.
The New York was the first Amer
ican ship to leave Liverpool after
(jermany s war zone decree went into
effect. It passed through the danger
zone without sighting war craft of
anv kind, its officers said.
the tourtn snip unner tne Amer
ican flag to sail from this port for a
LuroDran destination since Ger
many s renewal ot unrestricted sud
marine warfare got away last night.
It is the 325-foot freighter Owego of
the Federal rot-warding company,
bound for Genoa, carrying a general
cargo of 2,500 tons. Its master and
many ot us crew are Americans.
Two Million Acres of
Land Leased for Oil
San Antonio. Tex., Feb. 12. Leases
on four tracts of Starr county land,
totaling Z,im,im acres, have been ob
tamed bv r. H. Kanger ot Los An
geles, Cal., according to an announce
ment made today at ralturrias, lex.
The leases require the boring of two
test wells on each tract yearly.
One of I In tint to mhomo you
Are Here
Our cuatomora are the repreeeBtatJe
clliaamft of thia community.
We Am Showine
Siiee 4 to S.
Price 83.50 to $20
I 811 South 16th StrMt, . I
Some of many dietinetive feanrree Lined with ninth, hot rolled Iteel camera,
beat lock money can buy, aooe box in front, laundry bee, excellent eonetruetion.
V. " ,".' "mr clo&ea hi kaa anm anal have not a wrinkle at the mi
I the trio.
1803 Farnam Street. ,
(CooUniwd From hp Onl
ington and Lincoln, we must remem
ber that if it handn't been for other
men and women even the successes
of these two great leaders probably
would not have been achieved," Mr
Jefferis said. He declared that in his
opinion the United States wouldn't
have been and we wouldn't be here to
day if Benedict Arnold's plan to be
tray Washington and deliver the
American army into the hands of the
British had succeeded.
"This country," said Mr. Jefferis,
"has always followed the advice of
Washington, and can never go wrong
in standing for what he stood for. I
hone the time will never come when
this country will ever sign a treaty
with a foreign nation which will corn-
pel us to lif?lit, dance or jump wnen
any king or emperor says so. i he
destiny of the nation rests in the
minds and hearts of the people. We
should never fight until the people
at large feel their honor is at stake.
Until then let peace abide.
Heard Lincoln Debate.
Captain C. E. Adams, who served
four years in the civil war and saw
Lincoln the first time when with his
father he attended the historic debate
at Freeport, III, between the future
president and Stephen Douglas, at
which the issues in the fight for
United States senator were fought out
in wordy battle, delivered an address
on Lincoln.
"We can fairly says," declared Cap
tain Adams, "'that Lincoln's presence
is with us today, for he was so typi
cally American." Captain Adams told
of how, when Lincoln and Douglas
were in a hotel lobby at Freeport
prior to the debate, he saw the great
man for the first time. The civil war
veteran said that he had been shout
ing for Abraham Lincoln ever since
that time.
In the race for president, Captain
Adams said. Lincoln was denounced
and mud was thrown as it had never
been thrown before in a presidential
campaign, but, he declared, Honest
Abe came out unscathed in character
and honor-
"American people can well afford
to halt and pause while they raise
their eyes reverently to the memory
of Lincoln they can well afford to
offer a prayer that Honest Abe was
elected president in that time of seces
sion," Captain Adams said.
He told of how the scenes of the
civil war had imprinted themselves
vividly on his mind and of the im
pressive sight in Washington when
the great army of the north swung
down Pennsylvania avenue at the
grand review. It was then, according
to Captain Adams, when the men,
marching past the capitol with bowed
heads, realized that Lincoln was gone.
"Any man in that army would have
given his life, his record, his all, if the
beloved Lincoln could have him
brought back to them, said Captain
Other ages have produced great
men. but Lincoln was the greatest of
all. He was, above all, a typical
American. He was a leader of men
because he met all men alike. Lincoln
was pre-eminently the great Ameri
can." i
Captain Adams rapped the pacifists
who, he declared, would have us for
get those who have answered the calls
of their country in times of need.
Miss Leta loney gave a reading.
The program closed with the sing
ing of "America" by the entire au
dience, led by the Grand Army quartet.
ffehrMke Pearioae.
WaMhtne-ton Feb. IS. (Special Telefranv)
f'ertfttom gimstMl: Nebraska: Annie in-
mr, Beatrice, SIS: LOTlnde Foiwey, Morrill,
$12; Sarah B. Ireland, Brock, 120; Evanee.
Una Wlna-t.-, Uncoln, 112; Lola Haa. Wi
bean, 111: Catherine Harrington, Lincoln,
lit: Caroline Seward Rlelne- City. ISO
Nancy M. Whipple. Morrill, 112; Jeaae F,
Mllbonrne. Hon. 110.
South Dakota: Soman A. Alltnrworth, Hot
Springe, 12; Lena Burner. Belle Pourehe.
SIS; Lydta 1. Lerranee, aimeton. 111.
To set the B-enatne, call for foil name.
alcnature ot B. W. OROVB. Cure a cold
In one day. SSc Adverthwment.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
itnni at cut
and Hot Water Plants
OUR PRICE 811.00
Worth $930 ml Anyone's Money.
W. Have The
Most Wonderful
Now In For
Spring Soiling
Tho Now Stylos Are
Simply Wonderful in Beaut;
and Practical Darke
Automobles Are Crossing Hud
son Biver On Ice from Tar
rytown to Nyack.
New York, Feb. 12. A drop of 3
degrees above zero at 7:30 a. m. to
day brought to this city the coldest
weather of the season. The official
forecast was that it would turn
It was 40 degrees below zero in
many places in the vicinity of Sara
toga. Rivers and bays about New York
are filled with heavy drifting ice fields
today, interfering to some extent
with navigation.
For the first time in five years the
Hudson is solidly frozen over the
three-mile stretch between Tarrytown
and Nyack. Hundreds of persons
have walked from shore to shore and
several automobiles have safely nego
tiated the trip.
Boston, Feb. 12. The coldest
weather of the winter was reported
by a number of points in New Eng
land today. Minimum temperatures
during the night ranged from 24 de
grees below zero to 6 above.
Cleveland Short of Coal.
Cleveland, Feb. 12. The thermome
ter registered 10 below zero here this
morning. It was the coldest day since
February 10, 1883. when the tempera
ture dropped to 16 below.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 12. The cold
est weather in years and the worst
shortage in coal of the winter resulted
in much suffering in Detroit today.
Twelve degrees below zero was re
corded in the heart of the city this
Cupid's 1st Assistant
St Valentine's Day
Don't forget to send
your sweetheart a
Floral Valentine.
We have a choice lot
Lilies of the Valley
Sweet Peas
Also Staple Stock
"The Careful Florist"
1804 Farnam St., Omaha
Phono Douglas 3000
csj 1 " A
Canadian Soldier Admits He
Helped Put Pretty Girl
to Bed.
Philadelphia, Feb. 12. Captain of
Detectives Tate late today said he had
received a telegram from the police
of Montreal, Canada, saying a man
named Frederick J. Farrell, 25 years
old, serving in the army medical
corps, had surrendered himself in that
city, declaring he was wanted in con
nection with the murder of Maize
Ready With Spring Shirts
and Neckwear for MEN
The new shirts and colorful
neckwear yon have been wait
ing for are just unpacked. We
are in the air over these (roods
ourselves. Never had anything
like them before, and perhaps
not again soon.
The Mon'a Shop- To
Quality Candies
for Valentine Day
A Urge assortment of ac
ceptable candies, priced as
low as is consistent with the
highest quality.
Baaemont Balcony
"Dorset Pique", a
New Fabric for
uits and Skirts
This new cloth resembles a
fine corded pique with a heav
ier cord woven in about a quar
ter of an inch apart. It's an
ideal, smart suiting and skirt
ing material. 42 inches wide,
$1.00 a yard.
Linen Section Main Floor.
. Pit nffiH t
Want a piece of Adams Black Jack. Mister
Soldier Man?
Why sure, little Dear. We catch awful
colds in camp, and a little piece of that
good licorice gum'll do me heaps of good.
Thank you, Miss.
Colbert the advertising art model,
slain in her apartments here Decem
ber 29.
Farrell, according to the telegram.
Captain Tate said, declared he was
with Bernard W. Lewis of Pitts
burgh, Pa., when the girl was killed
and assisted Lewis in putting her in
Lewis committed suicide m Atlantie
City when about to be arrested is
connection with the Colbert case.
Retired Tilden Farmer
Drops Dead in Chicago
Chicago, Feb. 12. (Special Tele
gram.) John F. Lange, retired far
mer from Tilden, Neb., living here
with a brother, fell dead yesterday
while attending Center Street German
church. His brother and his niece
were with him at the time. A doctor
who was called found he arrived too
late to do anything.
You 11 like the variety of pat
terns and fabrics, together with
the modest prices. Drop in and
look them over next time you
are down our way.
the raft at you enter.
A selection of very dis
tinctive designs sn sale.
Main Floor Center Aitl.
Third Floor Art Dept.
A Most Complete
Line of Brassieres
We are showing the newest
and best of spring styles, in
which the highest grade ma
terials and workmanship are in
evidence. Stop at the corset
section and look over the line
for 50c youH be amazed at
the qualities.
Third Floor.
February i, the date on which the St.
Louis was to have departed.