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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1917. REPUBLICANS WIN THEIR FILIBUSTER Democrats Agree Not to Urge Revenue Bill to Vote Be fore Wednesday. TO GIVE wtLSON POWKt Washington, Feb. 25. One of the most spectacular filibusters the capi tal has seen in years kept the senate in session until midnight yesterday and was broken down only when repub lican leaders directing it secured a o rd from the democrats that tne administration revenue bill would not be urged to a vote until Wednesday. The democrats, facing what they declared was a republican attempt to break down the administration pro gram and force an extra session of congress after March 4, naa inrtai ened to keep the senate' in continu ous session over Sunday, if that were found necessary to secure passage of the revenue measure. Debate Far Afield. The debate went far afield from revenues and hot exchanges. between the democrats and republicans led into a dramatic discussion of the in ternational situation and of President Wilson's policy in the submarine fisis. Late at night, leaders dh the repub lican side let it be known that they did not favor carrying the fight to the extent of embarrassing the country by killing the revenue bill and thus weakening its preparation tor De fense. After two or three peace proposals had been rejected by the democrats, the republican leaders submitted a proposition for a vote Wednesday night at 8 o'clock on condition that in .the meantime appropriation bills may be brought up by unanimous consent. The democrats accepted, believing this arrangement gave them a chance to save enough of their legislative program to avert an extra session. Defense Bills Up. There'was no understanding, how ever, as to what the republicans might do with other bills than the revenue measure in case some of them should hold to their determination to force an extra session in order to have con gress in session for developments in the European emergency. Several senatqrs pointed out that a vpte on the revenue bill Wednesday would not mean that an extra session would necessarily be avoided. Aside from other legislation, three of the most important supply bills, the navy, army and sundry civil, carrying alto gether close to a billion dollars, have not been taken up at all in the senate. There is certain to be some discussion by senators with pacifist tendencies of both the navy and army bills. Fall Introduces Resolution. The smouldering broke into flames this afternoon when the passages be tween democrats and republicans turned up a sensational debate on the relations between the United States and Germany which reached its climax when Senator Fall, republican, introduced a resolution to ask the president to use the armed forces of the United States to' protect Ameri can rights on the seas. It is, such a resolution as President Wilson was expected to ask, but its introduction at this time, by a repub lican senator while the administration is forming Its course came as a sur prise. The- democrats declare it will further complicate and embarrass , an already much mixed up situation. - Manchuria, Flying - U. 8. Hag, Returns From English Port New York, Kcb. 25. The Atlantic Transport line freighter Manchuria, flying the American flag, arrived from London today. The Veneria, French, in from L Palice, was the only other arrival from ports near the danger zone. .. t The Norwegian freighter' John Blumer sailed today for Bergen. 1 Agents of the Norwegian-American line received word here today that the nergensijora, one oi me regular pas senger vessels between Norway and New York, sailed from Bergen today "in ballast" and without passengers. The vessels of this line have usually put in at Kirkwall. The British passenger ships, the f i . . r j a . l. f : i v.unarner vjruuna anu mc auupii ui the White Star line left here today on voyages that will carry them through the German war zone. The Orduna has 110 passengers, eight of whom are Americans, and is sailing for Liverpool. The Canopic has 100 passengers and is destined for Mediterranean ports. Both ships are fully loaded with gen eral cargo, including war supplies, and have defensive armaments. Autograph of the President On Letter to Omaha Woman A personally signed letter from President .Wilson is the acknowledg ment received by Mrs. Margaret A. Henry for the offer she made to the free use by the government of her Lord Lister hospital, in case needed for military purposes. The letter reads as follows: " "The White House, Washington, Feb. 13. My Dear Madam: Let me thank you very heartily for the gen erous and patriotic offer in your tele gram of the tenth of February. I deeply appreciate your friendly as surance. Cordially and sincerely yours, WOODROW WILSON." ; Mrs. Margaret A.' Henry, Omaha. 1 Germany Will Take Care To Protect Chinese Lives London, Feb. 25. Germany's reply to China's note regarding submarine warfare, according to Reutvr's Shang hai correspondent, declares that Ger many has been compelled by 'the necessities of the military situation to institute its submarine warfare, but that it will take adequate measures to safeguard Chinese lives. Germans Close Schools ' " Of Belgium; Fuel Lacking London, Feb. 25. German authori ties have ordered the closing of all schools in Belgium on account of a shortage of coal, says a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. , POMP ATTENDS FUNSTON BURIAL Soldiers and Civilians Do Honor to Commander in San Francisco.. SAIN DRENCHES MOURNERS San Francisco, Feb. 25. "Taps" the last call blown for a soldier sounded yesterday over the grave of Major General Frederick Funston, who died suddenly in San Antonio, Tex., Monday night. In accord with his wishes, he was buried near his son. Arthur MacArthur Funston, in the cemetery of the military reserva tion at the I'residio. overlooking tne Golden Gate. A mixed brigade of coast artillery and sailors every available man from the depleted gar risons around San Francisco bay with officers of high rank and thou sands of San Franciscans combatted the elements to do honor to his mem ory. From early, day, when the triple balconies of the city hall's white ro tunda were packed with citizens, gaz ing at the guarded casket at the foot of the great marble staircase,, until past midday, the ceremonies ran. A drenching rain, hour alter hour, slanted across the ranks of the mili tary escort. Alive With Civilians. The streets, seemingly deserted, be came alive withcivilians, as the flag wrapped casket was, borne from the city hall on an artillery caisson to the First Presbyterian church and thence to the cemetery. The route lay along Van Ness avenue, lined on one side with old-time mansions which es caped destruction because, in the great fire of 1906, General Funston'i engineers dynamited the buildings on the opposite side of the street and checked the flames. The entire route of the funeral procession lay through portions of the city which owed their immunity from destruction largely to the efforts of "Funston's men," and his hillside grave overlooks the camp ing grounds where slept thousands of refugees, whom he fed, sheltered and clothed. Hundreds of these, it was said, were present at the ceme tery and persistently sought memen toes of the last rites. Pick Up Empty Shells. Women braved the sentries to pick from the grass the empty shells fired in the last salute and crowded around the grave until it was found neces sary to set a special guard, which will remain throughout tomorrow. One other token remained of the senti ment which bound citizens and sol dier. The sick in the county hospital found at their bedsides late today cut flowers and blossoms which were sent by the general's friends and had been heaped on the casket in the church during the services there. The simplicity of the funeral, ar rangements which .the general's friends regarded as harmonizing with his own utter lack of display, was in tensified when, before daylight, Gen eral J. Franklin Bell, commander of 'bearers stood with the clergyman the Western department of the army, changed the order for full dress uni form to service . uniform and over coat, in which the two regiments of artillerymen endured the storm. The sailors were muffled in reefers. Mounted Police Precede Guard. At 10 o'clock the casket was taken from the city hall rotunda, where it had lain in state, all night. A cordon of mounted police preceded a guard riding along with a major general's flag, two white stars' on a red field. General Bell and his aide, the Third Coast Artillery band, two regiments of artillerymen and the sailors and their band preceded the casket. Directly,, affer came the general's horse, shrouded in black: A pair of black riding boots with "dangling spurs were reversed in the stirrups. Mourners In automobiles followed, and companies from various military and patriotic organizations 'brought up the rear, carrying draped stand ards. As ithe procession passed St. Mary s Catholic cathedral the cathe dral bells tolled. Single Lamp Burnt. In the First Presbyterian church a single lamp burned high in the chan cel, relieving at the altar the dull gray licrht. Coast artillerymen wearing side arms, guarded the entrance, and re strained a throng many timet the ca pacity of the edifice. The general's widow, mother, aon, Frederick, and brother, Altho, and immediate rela tives awaited the casket, borne by eight enlisted men who had seen service with the general. The honorary pallbearers followed. They were Rear Admiral William F. rullam, commanding the i'acihe re serve fleet; Brigadier Generals Wil liam L. Sibert, R. K. Evans and Oscar F, Long: Colonels John T. Knight, Guy Eddy and Captain Fitzhugh Lee, General Funston t personal aide. They were in full dress and were fol lowed by Mayor James Rolfe, jr., and city officials. Services, conducted by the Rev. William Kirk Guthrie, pastor of the church, were brief. Two of the general's favorite hymns were sung, Lead. Kindly Light, .and Just for Today." . atoms Drenches Mourners. Throughout the journey to the cemetery, the storm steadily aug mented, drenching the marching col umns to the skin. Within the reserva tion, the column wound past a fallen pine, newly uprooted by the storm. As the caisson entered the gates, minute guns began to boom, firing thirteen guns. The family and nail- alone at the grave, with a curtain of soldiers screening them from the crowd. At the conclusion of the brief service, the mourners left. Orders were snapped out, three volleys were fired and a soldier blew taps. Another salute of thirteen guns concluded the rites. 1 - . , ' Pershing Lauds Funston. San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 25, Me morial service honoring the late Major General Frederick Funston, in which citizens of San Antonio and officers of the Southern department participated were held here today, during the same hour funeral services were oeing held for General Funston in San Francisco. Major General John J. Pershing made his first public ap pearance here, paying tribute to his predecessor's memory. Movements ef Or BtcMwhlaw. Porta. . Arrival. Bailee. : i BKROeX OMKma v BKROBN 3rsanrjor4..jCWopli . " Kerioue BreeehlaJ Uqi Dr', Kins' New Discovery will give you quick raltaf In bronrhlal IrrltaUoa end bron chial aathme. allays latlajntnatlon. eaeee aora bdou. All dnmlaUh Advancement. A Bom Flirt! "She'd Make Sweet Eyes at Caliban!" EVEN a snow man, cold of heart, blind, dumb, melting only in the sun's warm glances, is not safe from her bright eyes. . The tiny Italian lingering before a picture shop (have you ever noticed at all that a little son of sunny Italia can never pass the colorful window of a ( picture shop?) is a victim. She stops and woos the heart in his southern breast with a flower or a sweet word. Her eyes' are alert for worshippers be they feathered, furred, scarecrow, baby or man. Give me the born flirt. I love her. She flirts with the sour old maid who has not smiled in THIS many years and the maiden lady's heart melts like the snow man's, in the soft favor of the sun ; she flirts with the baby that kicks and weeps and squeezes big tears like ear-drop pearls out of his eyes and will not stop Inter-Atomic Energy May Yet Give Us Trips to the Moon By Garrett P. Servfos. , Within a few years past I have been asked to address two different aeronautical societies on the curious subject of the possibilities of a trip to the moon. ' As far as I am aware this does not indicate an intention on the part of any aviator to essay a voyage to our satellite, but. at least, it shows that the flying instinct is growing by what it feeds upon, and that, having navi gated the air, practical men are giv ing a little extra rein to their imagin ations and wondering whether the empire of birds marks the ultimate frontier of human conquest. . In fact, the dream of going to the moon, which, in every age. has oc cupied daring minds, is hardly more impracticanie at tne present time man would have been a project- springing up in the mind of Balboa, of making ships sail across from the Atlantic to the great western ocean which he saw from his peak in Darien. - But it is not the invention of either the aeroplane or the dirigible balloon that atimulates thoughtful minds at the present time to consider, half se riously,, the idea of a lunar voyage. The success of those inventions, de fying scientific predictions and prob abilities, only forms an incentive. It turns men's minds hopefully to things that heretofore have been regarded as lying beyond the limits of human power. . It has always been so. Every great advance has been a marvel at the beginning, derided or laughed at Each one of them has been a victori ous birth of the imagination. The ?;reatest drag on progress is lack of aith in the hidden capacities of man. "Verily, I say unto you, if ye have faith, as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain: Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall re move; and nothing shall be impossi ble unto you." .:.. That is high authority for believing that we are only just beginning to discover the extent of our control over nature, and such things as wire less telegraphy, X-ray photography and the disintegration of atoms, with consequent unlocking of tremendous concealed energy, prove that hitherto we have been like the man who buried his talents in the earth instead of making them produce ten or a hun dred fold. Suppose we' look at the subject of visiting the moon in the light of pres ent knowledge. The distance in itself is nothing 240,000 milcsl Many a sea captain has sailed much farther than that. It is less than ten times the circuit of the earth. Jf the atmosphere extended from the earth to the moon, we could go there now 'by modifying our present apparatus. At a hundred miles an hour we could be there in a hundred days !" But at the height of five or six miles the atmosphere becomes so rare that we could not live in it with out an artificial supply. Yet un manned balloons have gone ten miles high, and meteors take fire from fric tion at an elevation of a hundred miles or more. . Still the atmosphere does practic ally ceassj to exist at no very great elevation, and cuts short off the road of the balloon and the aeroplane. We must turn to something else. The buoyant force of air enables as to overcome the gravitative attraction of the earth only up to a moderate height. Beyond that something more is needed. I have learned with sur prise that many intelligent persons suppose that if we once got outside the air motion would be unimpeded. For instance, a man said to me the other days 1 "Suppose an aeroplane could mount straight up until it passed the lim tt STggwm and he opens his blue eyes washed with rain, and falls in love ! She flirts with the old man who cannot remem ber well when he had the last soft glance from a girl ' and youth arises and goes back over a rose grown path again She flirts with the boy who sells her brown sugar and he is not quite so cold these winter days when he climbs back on his wagon to finish, the route. Her voice laughs over the telephone and even the man whose line she is on forgives her when she says she's "sorry." That is a "born flirt." . . ' - She makes sweet eyes at the cold snow Wn on her way home from the lake I , NELL BRINKLEY. its of the atmosphere, then having nothing more to impede its motion', it would go on with whatever velocity it had when it left the air." In fact, this could only occur iri case the velocity of the -aeroplane amounted to nearly seven miles per second, for that velocity would be re quired to completely overcome the pull of the earth's attraction. Other wise it. would fall back to the .earth. This is the reason why Jules Verne, in his amusing story of "A Voyage to the Moon,'7 had his adventurers shot out of an enormous cannon. Only in that way, he thought, could the requisite initial velocity be ob tained. . ' But a bold mind might, in view of recent discoveries, speculate on the illimitable power that may be ob tained from unlocking the energies of the atoms of matter? Prof. Thomson has calculated that a single gram of hydrogen has within sufficient ener gy to lift 1,000,000 tons 100 yards high I Does anybody imagine that that unlimited store of energy is go ing forever to remain uncontrolled by human genius? We have discov ered its existence;' the tfext thing is to take it and use it. Suppose we had it under control, as we shall have it some time. Then reflect upon the close relation bet tween atomic phenomena and elec tricity and recall the- familiar experi ment of making bits of pith fly away from an electrically-charged ball. If we could construct some kind of a car that could be powerfully charged with electric energy we might bcable to make it fly away from the earth as the pith balls fly from the charged conductor of the electric machine. Then it would be necessary to es tablish a system of control by which the speed and direction could be reg ulated by varying the charge-and the problem of navigating apace would be solved. ' I have developed this (of course, purely hypothetical) idea By Nell Brinkley . Copyright. 1917, International Ntwi Service? somewhat farther in a story called "A Columbus of Space." Such a method would avoid all the difficulties, really insuperable, that hampered Jules Verne's plan of a projectile starting at a velocity of al most seven miles per second. However, when we get the atomic energies under control our first ef forts will be directed to making more money out of them and trips to the moon will only begin to pay after we have got tired of purely earthly things. . Men Wounded in War Are To Become School Teachers (Correspondence of Tne Asaoclated Preaa.) Loadon, Feb. 1. The teaching pro fession is to be made attractive for partially' disabled officers and men. Already the Board of Education has let down the bars to examinations so as to consider proposals for admis sion to training colleges of men dis charged from the army, who, though not possessing any of the examina tion qualifications usually required, appear likely to complete a course of training satisfactorily. The board will not expect the same standard of physical efficiency as is required of ordinary students. Constipation and Indigestion. These are twin evils. Persons suf fering from indigestion are often troubled with .constipation. Mrs. Robert Allison, Mattoon, III., writes that when she first moved to Mat toon she was a great sufferer from in digestion and .constipation. Food distressed her and there was a feel ing like a heavy weight pressing on her stomach and chest. She did not rest well at night, and felt worn out a good part of the time. One bot tle of Chamberlain's Tablets correct ed this trouble so that she has since felt like a different person. , U-BOAT CAMPAIGN SATISFIES BERLIN Shipping Tied Up by Subseas as Important as That Sunk, JJay Officials. . ON YANKEE VESSELS Berlin, Feb. 22. (By Wireless to The Associated Press, Via Sayville, Feb. 25.) The admiralty press bu reau is a poor source fl comfort for correspondents at this time. Officials there have little to say. No data in regard to the submarine warfare has been given out. Many submarines with a long cruising radius, the of ficials say, have not yet been heard from. '. . ' The naval and military leaders are much pleased by, the progress of the intensified submarine warfare in the last three, weeks. While the tonnage actually sunk in February probably will not exceed 500,000, it is contended that the U-boat campaign has had in stantaneous and far reaching effects, not only as regards the destruction of ships, but in the way of tying up neu tral vessels. After Tonnage Not Lives. "A boat interned is as good as a boat sent to the bottom," is the way the men at the admiralty put "it. "We are after tonnage, not lives." The admiralty officials are making a close study of the ramifying effects producted by the restriction of ship ping in regard to industries of neutral as well as belligerent countries, owing to the cutting off of coal, lumber and raw materials. The press and public here are curi ous as to the unconfirmed reports of the sailing fori the war zone of the American merchantmen Rochester and Orleans. Bets are being posted whether they will force their way through the barred area. No Special Privileges. "The two American ships of course, have no special privileges," says the' Lokal Anzeiger. "The rules which have been set down for other vessels apply to them. They can count on no special warning. It is erroneous, moreover, to designate them as 'trial ships' as it is of course possible that one or tha other may escape the vigil of the U-boats. But Americans had better not hope that such an accident' is likely to occur." The press here says European neu trals fully appreciate the effect of the unretarded submarine campaign not withstanding efforts "of the entente to minimize it and conceal the results already attained. The submarine cam paign has eclipsed military events 011 the various fronts and is almost the only, topic of conversation in regard to the war. An Old Recipe To Darken Hair Common Garden Sage and Sulphur Makes Streaked, Faded or Gray Hair Dark and Youthful at Once. 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