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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1917,
AS BIG BILL FAILS
Senators Norris and La Pol
ietts Play Stellar Boles in
. End Session Scenes.
jDEMOS SHOW BITTERNESS
(Cwitmwd mm Pas Owl
elated the humor of the occasion.
As nobody knew Miss Rankin, she
was called upon for a speech. She
said she would be heard from the next
session and asked to be excused from
making any extended remarks. Her
Seriousness and her readiness of de
livery fooled the crowd completely
and it was not until some little time
after that the hoax was discovered.
Sloan's Opinion. i
As for the sixty-fourth congress
and the record it has made, may best
be told by Congressman Sloan, who
actively participated in its delibera
tion. Speaking of the congress, which
adjourned today, Mr. Sloan said:
"Perhaps no pbort session of con
gress in recent years had such an
ambitious program at its beginning
for execution, as the one just ended.
"Ordinarily the enactment of 'he
appropriation bills with some import
ant legislation left over from the
preceding session would be all that
would be attempted.
"In this case, added to the approc
priation bills the adminstration had
laid out such general legislation as na
tional consc-ation measures, ship
ping bills, raitway-labor bills, consti
tutional amendments and the further
ance of preparedness legislation, to
say nothing about the ratification of
the treaty with Columbia.
"Added to this was the ambitious
participation in foreign affairs, first
looking toward peace and second the
enforcement of Americans' rights to
life and property, which had here
tofore either been overlooked or de
layed. "It is needless to mention that with
the exception of a part of the supply
bills, the senate failed generally to
carry out the task assigned.
"The house, however, with reason
able promptness, disposed of the ap
' propriation bills and provided for the
ruling expenses of the government
and completed its part of the pre
paredness program. '
Much Praise to Mann-
' "The success of the house is due
largely, and in this the democrats and
republicans agree, to the indirect lead
ership of the minority leader, Mr.
Mann. In all matters, not partisan,
he has insisted upon promptness and
diligence in the legislative work of the
. house and its results is seen in that
body's complete record.
''Outside of the appropriations and
those matters in which the adminstra
tion expressed great concern, leader
ship in the house was practically ab
dicated to the president and his lieu
tenants failed to make good.
"In the senate, from the first days
to the last, the discussion related to
the president's program. .
No Senate Leader.
"The majority side would nottake
directions from any of the three or
four republican leaders and on the
democratic side there seemed to be
a lack of a parliamentary business
leader, so that those in nominal au
thority contented themselves with
frequent trips to the White House
or conferring with the president in
his room adjoining the senate, where
in recent weeks he had been won't
to come to take as near as could be
personal charge of legislation in the
' "This policy could have had bat
one ending and that was, the wretched
condition of the senate's calendar at
12 o'clock today.''
Many Nebraskans :
Are in Washington
To See Inaugural
(From a Itarr Corrsspoadsnt.) 1 -Washington,
March 4. (Special
Telegram.) Quite a number of Ne
braskan's arrived in Washington this
morning for the inauguration, includ
ing W. F. Stoecker, Omaha; William
H. Barnes, Fairburyj Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hood, Chadron; P. M. Vale
and E. E- Lowery, Omaha; Colonel
and Mrs. John G. Maber, Lincoln;
John Morgan, Chadron; A, Gregory,
Alliance, and Dr. A. D. Cameron,
Mrs. Mary H. Kinkaid of New
York, sister-in-law of Judge M. P.
Kinkaid, will be the guest of the con
gressman from the Sixth district dur
ing the inaguration ceremonies.
Congressman Sloan will leave for
his fcome in Geneva on Wednesday.
Representative Lobeclc will remain
m Washington until Friday, having
. a number of departmental natters to
Judge Kiekaid will remain here for
fortnight. , ,
.Unites States Exports ,
H,ilf of Russia's Imports
(rtrttpondtnn of Ths Associated Praia.)
l'etrograd, Feb. 26. During the
i43i year, me umtea States led the
world anion nations trading with
Russia. Complete figures of Russia's
imports tor iyio are not yet available,
but it la believed that they will show
that approximately half of Russia's
total imports came from the United
The import figures are always
given out separately for European
Uus.ia and Asiatic Russia. For the
lirst eight months of 1916, the im
ports into European Russia were as
follows: from Great Britain. 201.500..
000 roubles! from the United States
180.500.000 roubles: from France 68.
5U0, 000 roubles from Japan, 23,500,000
oubles, By way of Siberia, the fol
owing additional importations were
received,. these figures, however, be
ing only for seven months: From
Ijreat Britain, ShOOO.OOO roubles:
from . United States, 236,000,000
roubles; from Japan, 11100,000
'Out) ICS. ' ...
On a basis of these figures the
'olais for the year mav be rouehlv
estimated as follows for the whole
i ot Kusia: From United States. 670.
OUIMXIO roubles; from Great Britain,
.w,tw,ijv roubles; trom Japan, aUU,
000,000 roubles. .
Apparently these figures do not In
clude war materials consigned direct
THE ANCRE FRONT Map of the northern end of the Somme front, showing ground the
Germans have abandoned to the British in the most considerable retreat on the front in
France since the battle of the Marne.
ship; bill killed
La Follette and Eleven Sen
ators Block Passage of
Measure to Arm Ships.
CONGRESS SESSION ENDS
Ifontlnacd FWim Pag Ou.)
account of sickness. Senators Lip
pit, republican, and Johnson of Maine
and Smith of Arizona, democrats,
were absent from the city. Senator
Culberson, democrat, did not reach
the senate in time to be recorded.
Hours before the end senators who
fought throughout the night to break
down the filibuster, conceived a way
to thwart Lafollette's well laid plans
to occupy the center of the legisla
tive stage at the climax of the bitter
fight. Its execution brought the ses
sion to a dramatic end with Lafollette
fighting vainly for a chance to deliver
speech on which he had worked
many days. He saw friends of the
doomed legilation inflict the death
blow which he planned. . .
Hitchcock Talks It Out.
Instead of Lafollette. Senator
Hitchcock, leader of the majority in
favor of the bill, talked out the wan
ing hours of the session'. Timing his
opportunity ( to tlie minute.' Senator
Lafollette entered the senate chamber
shortly after 9 o'clock this mornins
prepared to take the center of the
stage for the last act of the traaxdv.
When the moment' he hatfehosen ar
rived he addressed thee hair, but Sen
ator Hitchcock prevented his recog
The forensic struggle which ensued.
seldom if ever, had been equalled in
the history of the senate. Voices were
strained to shrieking; threatening
fists were shaken at the presiding of
ficer, while the crowded floor and gal
leries looKea on oreatniessiy.
But the incident soon passed with
out violence- The chair recognized
Senator Hitehcock and Xafollctte's
opportunity was snatched away.
1 ' Makes Last Appeal.
V Ten 'minutes before the end, Sena
tor Hitchcock had made his last an.
peal for unanimous consent for a vote
on the bill. Lafollette objected. The
Nebraska senator prefacing his clos
ing remarks with a portion of Presi
dent Wilson's address to congress,
asking for the authority about to be
denied, solemly said:
It Is unfortunate and denlorable
that twelve men in the .enate of the
United States have it in their power
to defeat the wilt of seventy-five or
eighty members or one of the most
reprehensible filibusters ever recorded-
in the History of anv civilized eoun.
Senator Hitchcock naused. while h i
words echoed through the chamber,
Lafollette stolidly glared toward the
weDrask-an, wno present y added that
perhaps he should apologize for the
violence of his words." t
Yon are perfectly safe." Lafollette
returned without rising from his chair.
no one can answer you.
No one did. for the hour nt nnnn
had struck and the sixty-fourth con
gress was ended.
Adopted Judiciary eommttLs's rsiwirt
rscommsndlnt no furtnsr aotloa on Ksprs
ssntatlvs Undbsrs's Impsacamaal eharSM
I had spells like that,
instead of coffee.
Now I sleep better, smile oftener, and nerves behave. Never
knew how harmful coffee was 'till I quit it Why don't you try .
' Postum?" : - -. - .; ;., . . . - , ,
There's a Reason"
POPULAR Y0UNO WOMAN
' - ry
US'. lt--i1 III' -
Dismisses His Chief
V Of Staff of Army
London, March 4. Emperor
Charles of Austria has dismissed
Field Marshal Conrad von Hoetzen
dorf, Austrian chief-of-staff, accord
ing to a Vienna dispatch to Retuer's
by way of Amsterdam. Baron
Strauzenberg succeed von Hoetzen
dorf. Field Marshal von Hoetzendorf has
been one of the leading military
figures of the dual kingdom for a
number of years and has played an
important part in almost ell the pres
ent war. He has bun credited with
being one of the few Austrian gen
erals who are held in favor in Berlin
and in May, 1915, was decorated with
the order of Pour Le Meritee by the
German emperor. He is also said to
be a bitter enemy of Italy, but a year
ago he was married to the divorced
wife of Baron Reinanghans, his bride
being of Italian descent and known as
an ardent advocate of the return of
the "lost provinces" to Italy. Mar
shal von Hoetzendorf was credited
with the recapture of Lemberg from
the Russians and was promoted to be
field marshal for his services on the
Italian front. '
Central City .Merchants
Will K:ve Style Show
Central City, Neb, March 4.
(Special.) Final preparations . are
about completed for Central City's
1917 Style and Fashion silo to be
given next Tuesday night in the
Martha Ellen auditorium. Extensive
preparations have been nude by the
prominent merchants for this big au
nual event, and it is predicted that at
this time will be shown some of the
classiest and most up-to-date crea
tions in the line of feminine wear for
the coming yiar, that will be found
anywhere in the United States.
"Feeling Tough, Jim
. . .....
too-lazy, blue, no 'pep'
Colonel Gauntlett Tells of Ef
1 forts Among the Soldiers
of Warring Nations.
TO KEEP PROM GROG SHOPS
"The Salvation Army still main
tains throughout the , warring nations
an unbroken international band," said
Colonel Sidney Gauntlett of Chicago,
in his address to the men at the
Young Men's Christian association
auditorium yesterday afternoon.
Colonel Gauntlett, for thirty-one
years in Salvation Army work, has
just returned from Switzerland, where
he has been doing sojne Salvation
Army work. He is now , second in
command of the Salvation Army's
worlc trom Chicago to Honolulu.
Speaking of the unbroken interna
tional band in the. Salvation Army, he
saia tne commander ot the Salvation
ists in Berlin, is a German who mar
ried an English woman, and who has
three sons in the Oerman army.
Rooms For Hosiptal.
He said also that the Salvation
Army rooms and headquarters in
Germany have been nut at the dis
posal of the government -for the care
of wounded, etc., and declared that
the Germans have shown the Salva
tion ' Army people great1 considera
tion in Germany. "While most of
our pfficers and men have, of course,
been forced to do military duty. a
every man ts torcerj to do in Ger
many," he said, "nevertheless the gov
ernment has been very considerate in
putting these officers largely in charge
of institutions for the wounded and
for refuges." ,'
Colonel Gauntlett sooke of the
work among the soldiers of the var
ious nations to save tBem from the
grog shops. He said that everywhere
aiong tne iront ana along the camps
the soldiers have been lured into the
saloons, and the "work of the Salva
tion Army has been to conteract this
influence by opening crude headauar
ters, where the soldiers can spend
their time writing letters home or
reading worthy books.
Colonel Gauntlett Is a Britisher
who drops his "H" in his speech. He
was eleven years stationed m Berlin
and nine years in Switzerland.
Nmmt tho Hut.
Tho minuter -of a acetrh vllloso btnt
wy on holiday, youni deputy took ovor
Durlns his lone Jonrntr north ho hid
eauvht cold, and arrived at the village tno
late on Halurday nijht with a hiuklnan
which threatened to spoil his preaching
n-rn nxi morning.
After being ehown to hie room he sud
denly decided to have a glaae of hot lemon
ade and rang tho bell, which lounded
ramer unaecldeaiy. when the aervaat ap
peared he remarked pleasantly:
"That bell seems to bo like myeelt a
"Ay." replied the girl, calmly, "It'i
oracKM.-- ntteburgn Diopatch.
A French aoldler had been shot In the
leg, and wee taken to the hoipltat for
treatment. For eome time the surgeon
probed and eearohed tho wound, until at
ia tne eulterer -demanded Impatiently
what ho was doing. !
"I am trying to- find tho bullet." was
"What stupidity," tried the patient.
"Why, I hare tt In my pooket!" New Tork
- until wife gave me .
, DETECTIVE HEIL
Howard Christy of New York
Taken for Cashing Some
PUSHED TRICK TOO FAB
After fighting desperately for ten
minutes in the small, dimly lighted
hallway of a Douglas street boarding
house Saturday night, for the posses
ion of a revolver. Detective Joe Heil
finally shot Howard Christy, alleged
forger, through the hip und over
powered him. '
Heil had waited in Christy's room
for the expected return of the man,
and had placed him under arrest when
the struggle started. Repeated blows
over the head from the muzzle of the
detective's gun failed to stop the pris
oner, and when after fighting for sev
eral minutes the prisoner reached for
his hip pocket, Heil fired at his wrist.
The bullet tore through Christy's hip,
inflicting a deep flesh wound, and he
Early in the morning Christy ap
peared at the roomir.g house of Mrs.
Eva McNott, 2103 Douglas and1 asked
for a room, for which he paid. He
said several suits would be delivered
during the day and his trunks would
come next week. The suits came in
the afternoon, and so did a telephone
call from Mr. Davis of Hayden Broth
ers, who wanted to know about an
Omaha National bank check for $42,
signed by J. A. Hornby of the West
ern Material Manufacturing company.
Later on Wilcox & Allen delivered
a suit and wanted to know about a
check for $45, similarly made out.
Browning-King also delivered a suit.
In each place, Christy had obtained
from $15 to $25 in money after paying
for his purchase with a large check.
Investigation revealed apparent ir
regularities, and Detective Heil was
sent from headquarters to investi
gate. He took a chance that Christy
would call for the purchases which he
had so carefully selected, and he ar
rived at the latter's room only a few
minutes ahead of the suspect.
At police headquarters the prisoner
said he was a salesman and came here
from New York. In his pockets were
found several blank checks and two
more Tor $50 each, made out to him
self. He attempted to destroy these,
but was prevented by He!!.
Takes More and More Money
To Run State Government
Lincoln, March- 4. (Special.). The
balance in the Nebraska state treas
ury continues to drop gradually, the
amount on hand at the close of busi
ness February 28 being $1,302,241.95,
as against $1,342,001.96 at the close of
business the previous month.
ITlUlUwll Lall V? . 34 Nassau Street, New York.'N. Y.'
.; , ; , In 1916s ' '.V
In the year ending December 31, 1916, the "Oldest Company in America" Paid Policyholders total
of $68,654,843.80. . This sum exceeded the total amount received directly from policyholders -by $6,748,
758.97. During the year there was an increase of $27,201,221 in the amount of new insurance paid for, an
increase of $51,259,159 in total insurance in force, and an increase of over $1,627,000 in the Company's
contingency reserve, or free surplus. There was also substantial increases, in assets, in reserves, in total
income, and in total interest and rents.
Insurance In Force,
Total Disbursements, ' $82,848,003.21
The amount of new insurance paid for during the year, including dividend additions, was $175,377,932.
If we include revivals and increase of policies in force, the total insurance paid for was $184,218,013,
Real Estate .
Policy Loans .-
Bonds and Stocks 9.
Interest and Rents due and ac
Premiums in course of collection.
Cash (-$3,849,146.87 at interest).
Deposited to pay claims...
Total Admitted Assets.
Omaha Agency, Waite H. Squire, Mgr.
Well Equipped; Well
Diner Serving at 6
Return From Chicago
No. 1 t 5i30 P. M. No. 5 at 61I8 P. M.
In Omaha 7:00 A. M. In Omaha 8:00 A. M.
Via Council Bluffa. , ' Over Platlamouth Bridge.
Son-Par lor Lounfo-Car Train. Obaerratioo-Loun ge-Car Train.
City Ticket Office, Ftnua and Sixteenth Streets.
Taoneei Deu.lae 1238 ana DonfUa 3580.
Decides to Break
Off With Germany
Peking, March 4. The cabinet to
day decided that China should join
the United States in breaking off rela
tions with Germany. This decision
was submitted to the president who
refused to approve the cabinet's
action, saying such power rested en
tirely with him. Premier Tuan Chi
Jui immediately resigned and leff for
Tien Tsin accompanied by several
other members of the cabinet. The
resignation of members of the cabinet
Rapid City Gives Patriotic
' Reception to Its Troops
Rapid City, S. D., March 4. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Company I of the
National Guard and regimental in
firmary both stationed at Rapid City,
returned today from Fort Crook,
where they had been mustered out
and were met at the station by nearly
Following a parade through the city
streets with music by the Indian
school and Rapid City bands, patriotic
societies acting as escort of honor,
the returning soldiers were banqueted
at the Elks club.
A big civic reception and dance is
planned for Monday f vening, at which
time honorary medals will be pre
sented to members of the two organi
zations by city commissioners.
House Adopts Whitewash
Report of "Leak" Probers
Washington, March 4. The rules
committee report absolving public of
ficials from blame for any "leak" on
the peace note was unanimously
adopted last night.
Austin Elected President.'
Cedar Falls, la., March 4. (Special
Telegram.) Edward Austin of Mar
shalltown was elected president of the
Iowa Association of Fair Managers,
which met in this city yesterday. H.
S. Stanbery, Cedar Falls, was re
elected secretary. One hundred and
filty delegates were here.
A Bilious Attack.
When you have a bilious attack
your liver fails to perform its func
tions. .You become constipated. The
food you eat ferments in your
stomach instead of digesting. This
inflames the stomach and causes
nausea, vomiting and a terrible head
ache. Take Chamberlain's Tablets.
They will tone up your liver, clean
out your stomach and you will soon
be as well as ever.- They only cost a
Student Killed by Train.
Waterloo, la., March 4. (Special
Telegram.) Ben Hill, senior in "the
high school at Reinbeck, was killed
last night wheri stealing a ride on a
freight train to Vinton. He was 19
years old. '
$1,687,797,276.00 Nat Policy Rsiemi,
624,530,044.17 . Total Income,
Balance Sheet, December 31,
Policy Reserve ....'.
Supplementary Contract Reserve . .
Other Policy Liabilities
Premiums, Interest and Rents paid
Miscellaneous Liabilities ........
Taxes, License Fees, etc., payable
Dividends payable in 1917. .....
Reserve for Future Deferred Divi
dends Contingency Reserve
' -., . i
delta Tans Are to
Hold Conference in
, 1918 in Omaha
The conference of the western
chapters of Delta Tau Delta, the na-'
tional college fraternity, held in Chi
cago last Saturday, voted unanimous
ly to hold its 1918 meeting in Omaha.
Kansas City and Denver also extend
ed invitations for the next convention.
Representatives were present from
all the active chapters of the frater
nity west of .the Mississippi river and
from most of the alumni chapters.
Ellsworth Moser of Omaha represent
ed the chapter at the University of
Nebraska and Carlisle Allen was the
delegate of the local alumni chapter,
y Colonel James B. Curtis of New
York, president of the fraternity and
president of the Universal Training
league, was the principal orator at the
banquet which followed the conven
tion. He urged all members of the
fraternity to stand behind the presi
dent in the present crisis, and advo
cated universal military training as
the surest measure for resisting in
vasion. Albert H. Brunker, aide to Major
.General Wood, also spoke on pre
Coughs and Colds Are Dangerous. 1
Internal throat and chest troubles produce
Inflaiftmntion. To reduce intlsmmatlon.
loosen ooush. destroy cold verms use Dr.
T"lng's New Discovery. 'All druggists. Adv.
London. March 4. The BelehBtag hai
adjourned until March 20, acfonling to u.
Herlin, dispatch to Router's by way ot
re in constant demand the country
over, at very rood pay. The Memorial
Hospital offers three-year court hi a
general Hospital, to young women with
one year High School or equivalent, front
19 to 30 yean of aire, who are deiirom
of entering the profession of nursing, in
a real home-like hospital. We furnish
free board, uniforms and washing, and
Rive small allowance during entire coarse.
We assist our graduates to good posi
tions. Write at once to
460 E.'3Zd St., Chicago, III.
fieheved tn one minute. Get conrpK
mentary can of Kon don't from your
druggist Or buy a 25 cent tuba. If it
doesn t do you SI worth of good In a Jiffy,
.ruggist or from the Koodoo llfg. Co.
get your a cents Dacg irom tne
Use aotne quick. For eotfe catarrh,
coughs. nssaLr headache, etc Be
cure it's the kind that's been used
for 26 years and by SO million
First Nat'l Bank Bldg.
la tne Kussia government.
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