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VOL. XLVI NO. 246.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1917.
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OFFICIALS OF U.S.
Government Bends Every Ef
fort to Hurry Defense Meas
ures as Though Actual
WILSON SPEECH TUESDAY
Predictions House Will Be Or
ganized Monday and Way
Cleared for Reading of
ACTIVITY AMONG PACIFISTS
Washington, April 1. A declara
tion that a state of war exists be
tween Germany and the .United
States is generally expected to follow
close upon the assembling of con
gress in extraordinary session Mon
day. Yesterday the government bent
every effort to hurry preparedness
measures, as though actual war was
an imminent certainty.
Indications that a wave of war
sentiment is sweeping the country
came to the White House in mes
sages conveying resolutions adopted
at patriotic mass meetings in differ
ent states and in reports from sen
ators and representatives that the
nation stands ready to back up the
Likely to Speak Tuesday.
Predictions were general at the
capitol that the house will be organ
ized promptly so that the president
may deliver his message making rec
ommendations for congressional ao
tion. Unless1 there should be an un-looked-for
change he will speak Tues
News of the sinking of additional
ships by German submarines and the
resulting losses of more American
lives only increased the tension
slightly. For some time the general
feeling has been that Germany al
ready had shown utter disregard 01
American rights and actually was
making war on the United States.
Army Plans. Completed.
Secretary Baker conferred with the
presf.cnt and afterward announced
that more than 7.UUU additional Na-
tional Guardsmen had been ordered
out for police duty in different states.
He also said that complete plans for
raising a larger army had been made.
Plans in the navy 1 for securing
many submarine chasers and organ iz
ing them for a coast patrol went for
ward rapidly, and the National De
iense Council perfected a plan for co
ordinating in a practical way the na
tion's industrial preparedness.
President Wilson has almost fin
ished his message to congress. He re
mained in his study much of the day,
and also was in close touch with the
War, Navy and Treasury depart
ments, regarding preparedness plans.
Await Congressional Action.
It was indicated that tentative
plans of the administration for pro
viding men, money and supplies for
war purposes await action by con
gress on the main question of
whether a declaration of a state of
war is to be adopted. Careful to ob
serve the war-making prerogative of
congress, the president and his ad
visers are desirous of doing nothing
to be construed 1 as an act of war
beyond maintaining a state of armed
neutrality and making ready for war
if it comes.
Plans of pacifists for attempting to
keep congress from declaring a state
of war attracted some attention, but
most of the reports to the adminis
tration indicated that the nation as
a whole believes that the time for
war has come,
Stone Against War.
A statement by Chairman Stone of
the senate foreign relations commit
tee today that he would vote against
war, but would support the govern
ment in any policy decided upon, was
the most noticeable anti-war develop
ment. Outside of the main question to be
decided, chief attention of the ad
ministration is directed toward
guarding against possible disturb
ances in the United States. That
such danger exists was generally ad
mitted, but officials believe the situ
ation is well in hand.
Capper Declares Kansas
Is Facing Food Shortage
Topeka. Kan., April 1. Governor
Arthur Capper has issued a second
appeal to the people of Kansas to
mobilize every possible source of food
andurgedthe greatest economy in
consumption of food and in living. He
declared that with the nation facing
war. Kansas is confronted with a food
shortage and the strong possibility of
a poor wheat crop.
For Nebraska- Fair; not much change in
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
8 a. m 40
6 a, m 40
7 a. m 41
8 a. m 41
a. m .44-
10 a. m 4&
11 a. m 40
18 m 48
1 P. m 48
2 p. m ,v 49
I p., m B0
4 p. m M
Rip- m , 50
7 D. m n
C'umparative Licat Kecord.
J&17. 181ft, 1618. 1014.
Highest yesterday ... fil it 43 4
X-oweat yesterday,.,. 40 3S ' 28 ' 43
Mean temperatura,,., 46 47 U 4t
Precipitation 00 .00 ,00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
frtim the normal:
Normal temperature , ,., 44
Excess for the day 8
Tatal esvem since March 1 82
. Normal precipitation .......... .OA inch
Deficiency for the day 06 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.,.. 1.36 Inches.
Deficiency etnee March, 1017 10 Inch
pendency for cor. period, 1918.. 1.10 Inches
fexcess for cor, period, 1116, 12 Inch
JOIN THE COLORS
Recruiting for the Guard and
Regular Army Goes on,
Regardless of Sunday.
WOMEN VISIT STATIONS
Sunday brought out fourteen Na
tional Guard recruits and seven more
enlistments in the regular army. But
the day was a gala one around the
numerous temnnrarv nnsts nf the
Guard companies, where the khaki-
- - - .j, c
ing strategic points, "somewhere in
It was "Ladies Day," and many
sweethearts, wives, mothers, sisters
and friends of the guardsmen visited
tne posts to inspect tne tent quarters,
.1 ... .... i
watcn tne ooys woik tne sentry lines
and vist with tlm nff ,ltv
and vist with those off duty
Recruits Rest a Little.
w h U .-VI UHLI IVOIVM JUIIUOJ' C3
mucn as possible, alter tlieir strenu-
nnc urnrlr cinA luff Unnilmi iiiliaH tin
Fourth regiment was called mt. No
recruiting scouts were outi line up
HiuapctM anu unng incm t, out men
"tic wii uuiy ai me oi.ieenin ana
Farm etr... tt.t.nH f -.. Q
until 10 p. m to "write up" all appli
cants wno appeared.
"Dr. Stacy B. Hall, lieutenant and
examining surgeon, examined only a
few of the fourteen applicants, and
iook most 01 tne day ott tor rest,
aa riA rao a ,..U ........ l I
w r.aa I11UI.11 UtU'WUlhCU Iljall
last week, having examined over 200
recruits in nve days, ine remainder
ot Sunday s recruits will be examined
this morning and all are expected to
pass the physical tests, so are being
tuumcu as already enlisted.
Machine Gun Brought Out
. ... . . .r ; -""'
10ns win oe puoiicity tor the machine
sun comoanv. with T.iutnant Wal
lace Fellers, commanding. It brought
ii nve auto irucKS-,ot macmne guns
and equipment from headquarters
Saturday, and was put under secret
orders for active guard duty. How
ever, tne orders were postponed till
Tuesday for -variitinn
One of its machine guns will be
set up jor instruction ot recruits this
morninc Another trim will ha rlio.
play in a department store window,
ana tne remainder ot tne company s
equipment will be paraded and ex
hibited for the nurnose nf flttrartinn
of more recruits.
Company B of the Guard now has
over 100 members, which is at least
twenty-five more than any of the
other companies has. This showing
by Company Be is largely due to the
efforts nf Lieutenant fnnn.llir a,l
his assistants, who have worked ex
tra nard, wtiue, most ot the company
was away on guard duty. Connelly,
himself, has written up fifty-four ris-CTuits-sincS
the call to the "colors was1
Lieutenant WnrMpll anri h,o Main.
recruiters were at tlieir station Sun
day morning and received five appli
cants. Charles L. Clifford, 19 years,
2404 South Sixteenth street. Smith
Cide. wan the nnlv nn .T,min.il
and he was refused enlistment, be
cause he failed to meet the weight
Girls Are Enrolled.
Miss Louise Killmnre ayy Pi-,.-
street, Omaha's star girl recruiter, was
on tne joo again Sunday, she se
cured two more girls to join the Girls'
Preparedness and Recruiting club, and
tried to induce more young men to
enlist. Today she olans to enroll
Council Bluffs ffirls in thp
At arm rprrnitino hearlm,,..-,..
Sergeant Hansen was on duty Sunday
mornin?. No new annlirantc nn&.r.J
but seven lads, who had been recruited
at Drancn stations, arrived and were
formally enlisted anrl cent .a .1,-
training school at Fort Logan, Colo.
vvitii Sundays recruits added to
those secured last week by all
branches nf thp military fnrr.. r.-
has muster roll of enlistments now
totals 314 since the calls to the colors
were issued last onMday.
Orators in Demand.
Recruits fnr the nnl,. nn .1..
only men being sought by officers of
the National Guard Orator, are al.A
wanted; in fact, they are badly needed.
recruiting rallies, where young men
are uro-erl in vnliitA- I,.... I
good results last week, and the Guard
officers desire to hold more rallies this
ween. However, they are having a
hard time finding speakers who are
Willing antf ahle In tall- rn the ...,-
especially at the noon hour and early
th. ..!. i :...." . t..''
rnnn-llv ir, X( .i uJ c .'?n8er be concerned with the pos-
ruft t'VL.ly .f great' battle between
recruiting, is anxious to hear from
sneakers who will vnltint,- tn taiu
at these rallies.
South Side Company.
Polish and Bohemian vnitno. m.n
of hte South tiiHo u.n nAAr-A
Sunday afternoon by speakers inter
ested in noosting the military organi
sation Of Vnllintcpr antAifrm ...1,1.
will be raised among patriotic youths
of those nationalities, in case of war.
Mayor Dahlman was to have been
one of the speakers, but through a
misunderstanding as to the hour of
meeting, he appeared before the rally
was held, anrl annthxr nrni,.m..
prevented his remaining for it.
Others whn attpnAeA
eluded Lieutenant Colonel Elsa'sscH
o: tne fourth JVebraska National
Guard, Dr. H. L. Karrer, Police
Judge Madden, Representative Jack
Shannon, Deputy County Attorney
E. D. O'Sullivan, Joseph Walker,
Richard Ruptlinger and Jack Latov
ski. Father Mike Kalamaja helped
arrange the meeting. .
Latovski has been mentioned for
captain of the company to be organ
ized as a starter. It is proposed to
begin organizing one company at
once, and in case of actual war, fur
ther companies in Greater Omaha and
at other points in the state arc
planned, to eventually make a regi
ment of the loyal Poles and Bo-hemian-Ameriran
and social organizations among the
young men in their varibus parishes
would be the foundations for the
FOR BLOW AT FOE
Supreme Military Effort Ap
parently to Be Made T
Year Under von Hind"
Taken Inw Ranks of
PLANS KEPT CONCEALED
Copenhagen (Via London). April I
I r . ,
Germany, according to information
reaching here from Berlin, now is
gathering to the colors every avail
able man for a supreme military ef
fort to bring the war to a victorious
conclusion in this year's campaign
a goal which Field Marshal von Hin
denburg and his advisers consider by
no means impossible to attain.
Without altering formally the lrw
of military service the German au
thorities have in practice extended
tUtt nnrinA rt annriA h.unnil lU. I..-
ty-fifth year, and are .retaining with
iiic vuiuis aiiu in many maiances lur
fiiyhtinor dtitv with artiv nit. in .tin
front line, landsturm men who have
passed tnis age.
Hold Men in Service.
The policy of the German war de
partment, as stated in the Reichstag
this week by a military representa
tive. Is rn withdraw tlinfix mn nu.r AS
'from the front Tine after they have
oone six montns ot duty there, but
militarv '.Yicnrip. ..ntrmM h UnlA-
ing of these over-age men for service
in the so-called etape or region be
hind the actual fighting front.
Fnr KnmP timf thp lrman atltiM-t
ties in a grand combing out of men
earner pronounced unnt tor service,
have hfn mnetrinnr n,n n tt,
verge of the age limit, but up to the
picsciu uicy nave announced tnat
the necessity has not yet arisen for
legislation raising the age limit to 65,
as has been done in Austria-Hungary.
The operations of the labor service
1aW. nnW in fllll Cwlmy ar inelUar -n
leasing for service at the front every
available man hehind th 1ins pantM.
of carrying a rifle, so that the next two
ut mice uiunius snouia see tne uer-
man armies at their maximur. size.
Usirg All Factories.
the dregs of human reservoirs of sol-
uicrs material, uermany s industrial
mohilizatintl alsn is annrnailiinir . .li
max. A. scheme fotconyerting twery
a.nuauic latxury ami employing every
available marhin nn war mnri.
manning them With tahVir KtainA1 .n
der the labor service' law is contem
The secret of Field Marshal von
Hmdenburg's plan of the 1917. cam
paign still is well kept. It is uncertain
whether the offensive will be directed
in the east or in the west and the Ger
mans' strato-ir In-.
counts still within Germany, has not
begun to move in either direction.
i ne uerman mam headquarters, ac
cording to reports received here, now
is established at Krcuznach-on-the-Rhine;
the general staff headnuarters
at Charleville and Mezi pres. twin
French towns, where Emperor Will-
tam' tnilitartr cnifi! ... .. - I ...J
. u .......u.j i)iiiai was luiaicu lur
almost two years until von Hinden
burg's appointment to the chief com''
mand, having been abandoned shortly
before the Somme retirement.
Southern Thrust Possible.
This thane in flaHnuartara ,..
flans mav Ihrnw en, ffnli.
Hindenburg s plans as the new choice,
mime iciiuauy lucateu as regards the
whole western front, is beter situated
for Cnnrrnl nf nnpratinna ,ln. .l,A
southern sector of that front than was
tne tormer site.
On the sttrfara thara ... tni
that the purpose of the Somme retire
ment appears to be developing not as
a scheme for bringing on i great open
field engagement in that particular
part of the front, but to avoid the im
pending onslaught by the mighty
arrav nf Ancln.17-ann q-.:n...
massed on that section and to delay
a icncwai or an Anglo- rench offen
sive by the time required to advance
the big guns to the new line.
Great Battle Obviated.
. icu un commanders are said to
The Teuton commanders are said to
nrras anu tne Aisne because of the
destruction nf rnarto
There is reason to believe that the
retirement has by no means reached
its limit, particularly in the southern
sector. The map of the retirement
now appearing in the German news
papers shows a big salient still exist
ing westward of Laort, which, if
straightened out, would make the von
Hindenburg line run in almost a
straight course from Arras' through
St. Quentin and Laon to a point on
the Aisne near Berry-Au-Bac.
Florence Will Lose P. 0. 7
When Suburb Is Annexed
It is stated that when Florence
shall be annexed to Greater Omaha,
the postoffice of that suburb will be
merged with Colonel Fanning'a post
age stamp bazar on Sixteenth street.
Mayor Dahlman will introduce
Florence and Benson annexation ordi
nances within a few weeks. The
council now has before it ordinances
for annexation of three strips, viz.:
Clontarf precinct, a tract in and near
Elmwnnd nark anrl a trart avtanHiner
north to south between present limits
01 umana and Benson.
Nearly Five Thousand
Join Navy During March
Washington, April 1. A total of
4,474 men had been recruited for the
navy during March, and the net gain
for the month was 3,628, against
2.086 last month. The strength of
the navy today is 62,667 men ,
Aesop and Preparedness The Fox
ooT ToOYi rtNB "THERE. 'Z,t W I SHALL NEED T& OS6 k
CAPT. HOBSON TALKS
' FOR A DRY NATION
Appeals at Church and Audi
torium for Recruits in Anti
TELLS OF PLANS OF DSYS
Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson,
of "Mcrrimac" fame, and more lately
of prohibition fame as congressman,
spoke, at Calvary Baptist church yes-
teruajr mornings anneaung ,forA "re
cruits" in the army "that is to make
the nation "dry." He took the place
of Rev. Sam Small, who was to have
spoken on "Uncle Sam's Water
Wagon," but was detained by illness.
"You can be absolutely sure the
nation will be dry. and that in a very
short time," said Hobson. "Well
nigh 2.000,000 are already enlisted in
the fight. We are advancing along
scientific lines. We know just where
our blows will fall. Our strategy is
rthirty-two state legislatures can
call a constitutional convention and
thirty-six state legislatures can ratify
an amendment to the national consti
tution without any move by congress.
We control at the present time forty
state legislatures. So yoy see we can
get action. t
To Raise Lic.ise.
"One move we pro jse to take in
the event of war. tti will ask con
gress to raise the retail government
license fee from $25 to $5,000 and also
to prohibit liquor from interstate
commerce. This will be a war meas
ure." He quoted statistics and scientific
opinions to prove that alcohol is the
great destroyer of individuals and na
"Preparedness is very important for
a nation,"he said. "I myself have
advocated it for years in congress and
lectured on it here in Omaha. But
Rome, the best-prepared nation in his
tory, fell because of alcohol. Edu
cation is extremely important, but
Greece, the most highly educated na
tion, fell because of intemoerance.
"In this country 1,700.000 peonlc die
annually. Of these deaths. 700.000
are due to alcohol. Think of it. There
aren't that mativ men killed on the
battlefronts of Europe in a sinirlc
year in the great war. This whole
nation is being slowly poisoned by
alcohol, by an industry in which only
one-third of 1 ner cent of our popula
tion is engaged.
Sold to Make Money.
"The only reason whv liquor is sold
is to make money. We aren't givin"
the liquor man any chance to plead
that we are destrovimr the personal
liberty of men. In the Hobson amend
ment to the national constitution, as
nroposcd, a man is not prohibited
from drinking (icratir. He isn't even
prohibited from having liquor in his
(Continued on Pnn Two, Column One.)
Young Wonn Applies
To Be Yeomanette
On the reirular raw enlistment at-
nliration Manlr Mrs. Mary Rervl
O'Brien. 1212 Pierce street, Sioux
City, has sent her annlicatinn to local
recruiting headquarters. She Is ex
perienced in clerical work and desires
to become a yeomanette for 1nd serv
ice in the naval reserve. She is ZK
yt?rs of apre.
Other recorded artnlicant' for this
nr-.ch of service if-'ude Miss Nina
Williams, 19 North First svenue, and
Miss Grace Wi'mord. 470 Stutsman
street, both of Council Bluffs.
Recorded applicants to be nurses
In the navv, in case such enlistment
la uthnriy.ad. inrlurta fic Rtihv
Schneider, an employe of th 0m9hav
t old Morale company: Miss r.lla
Stumpf. 14t7 South Third street.
Council P'hflfs. and Miss Ionise
Adams, 502 South Twenty-eighth
Child Six Years Old Is
Spinal Meningitis Viotkn
Tom Foley, jr., 6-year-old son of
Tom Foley, 420 Harney street, died
Saturday afternoon following two
days' illness with cerebro-spinal men
ingitis. The lad attended St. Philo
mena's school. The funeral will be
held from the family residence Sun
day afternoon and will be private. Mr.
Foley is engaged in the roofing business.
. BRITISH ADVANCE
Within Three Miles of
: : St. Quentin.
TURKS STILL IN RETREAT
Berlin, April t. (Wireless to Say-
ville.) British troops after tenacious
fighting in which they suffered heavy
loss yesterday, pushed their lines
into the German positions on tne
Somme for a depth of nearly two
miles, says the official statement to
day. The British advance was be
tween the Peronne-Gouzaucourt road
and the lowlands of the Omignon
stream, in which the twons of Jean-
court and Vermand are situated.
Except for aerial exploits in which
German pilots destroyed two entente
captive balloons and dropped bombs
on troop camps east of Monastir, the
German official statement issued to
days says there were no events of im
portance yesterday on the western
and Macedonia fronts.
Approach St. Quentin.
London, April 1. Heavy fighting
took place today west of St. Quentin.
resulting in tne capture Dy tne nrutsn
of the village of Savy. Later British
troops attacked Savy wood, about a
mile from the village, and only three
miles from St. Quentin and occupied
The official report from' Berlin
headquarters in France which records
these successes, announces also the
capture by the British of Vendcllcs,
lying further north and Epethy and
Peizure, to the southeast of Heudi
Turks in Retreat.
Efforts by Turkish troops to en
velope a British force near Ualtawah,
thirty-five miles north of Bagdad has
failed, says an official British state
ment and the Turks in that region
now are in full retreat.
French Also Advance.
Paris, April 1. In their operations
southwest of Laon the French troops
have made importan' advances, cap
turing several German trench systems
and have reached the outskirts of
Vauxatllon and Laffaux, according to
the official communication tonight.
Highwayman, Locked in Jail,
Wants to Do
Harry Curtis, accused highwayman,
wants to go to the front for Uncle
Sam. The mere fact that he is in
jail awaiting penalties for three dar
ing holdups does not dampen bis
patriotism one whit.
Deputy Sheriff Lindsay answered a
hurry call from the jail the other day.
It was Curtis, who sent the S. O. S.
He wanted to know if there was any
way by which he could get into the
first line trenches.
"It isn't that I fear any term in the
'pen' that awaits me," said Curtis. "I
was raised in a reform school and a
cell behind prison bars is as much
home to me as any other place. But
I would like to get into a trench and
pepper away at a row of guys about
200 yards away or even nearer."
The sheriff told Curtis that there
was no chance of realizing his wish.
"You know," argue! the bandit
hopefully, "that Canada sent most of
and the Boar
FATE OF BONE DRY
Possibility Some of Wets May
dig Back or That No Bill
May Be Passed.
GOVERNOR MAT TAKE HAND
CProm a Btaff Corruponden't.) -.
Lincoln, April 1. (Special.)- A
week from next Saturday may tee the
tegislative'halls deserted, and .it may
not. It is Jhe. septiment pi, a.Jarge
number-of the members in both
houses that this Week and next ought
to permit them to clean up things, so
that the members would dare go back
home in the day time and face their
This week it is expected that the
dry bill will come up in the senate
for third reading and n.l consider
ation. Leading drv members of that
body say they will never vote for
the bill in its present form and if this
is so it will mean that the bill will
pass that body by about the same
vote as it got in committee of the
whole, with about threc'or four votes
to the good. .
Wets May Change Minds.
There are rumors that some of the
senators who voted for the wet
amendments are not as enthusiastic
over the bill in its present form as
they were at the tune it was sent to
third reading last week. The bill.was
recommended for third reading by a
vote ot 18 yeas to 15 nays, so that by
a change of two wet votes to the no
column the bill would be defeated, 16
to l. '
Should it go down to defeat there
would be no dry legislation this ses
sion and conditions would continue as
they are until the matter could be
put up to the voters again.
Some of the dry leaders in the sen'
ate have admitted that if the bill is
defeated and there is no legislation
on the subject, the radical drys will
have to stand responsible. They say
if the house had been contented to
have put through the original dry
bill drawn covering the question as
put up to the people and carried at
the last election there would have
been no fight in the senate.
The bill may pass the senate in
its present wet form, which provides
for an unlimited amount of liquor for
the personal use of the individual.
If it does it will go to a conference
for the house will not for a moment
concur in the senate amendments.
If the conferees fail to agree, or
if either house fails to adopt the con
ference report, then a situation will
result, which may put it up to the
govrrnor to settle. Some believe he
would refuse to allow the members
to go home until a bill of some kind
Bit for Uncle Sam
its desperate characters to the front
in the early fall of 1914. Princess
Pat's first regiment, whose jnembers
were decimated when they refused to
retreat before von Kluck's men was
recruited largely from criminals like
myself. And over in Paris, many of
the men who were sent into the first
line trenches were members of the
notorious Apache gang of murderers
and thieves. I think Uncle Sam
ought to give some of the criminals
over here a chance. I know i am will
ing to do my bit and I think there are
plenty of fellows like me who would
jump at the chance to go to war."
"And," said Curtis, squinting his
owl-eyes and smiling a grim sort of
smile, "if gentlemen of my profession
were killed, very few folks would
mourn. It might give some poor
devils who never had much of a
chance an opportunity to square
STATE FAIR HOG
BARN MEETS NEW
SNAGON ITS WAV
Measure May Be Tied Up in
Senate by Amendment to
Change Its Entire
TAX ON SALES PROPOSED
Plan to Discourage Live Stock
, Exhibits Pends Action
PART OP WETS' TIGHT?
(From a Staff CorreaponAent.)
Lincoln, April 1. (Special.) The
bill to appropriate $80,000 for new
hog barn at the state fair grounds is
to be changed into a measure to dis
courage the exhibition of live, stock at
the Nebraska state fair. This is the
purpose of an amendment to be of
fered in the senate when the bill
makes its next appearance. It has
passed the house, and has been rec
ommended for passage by the com
mittee of the whole senate. When
the engrossed copy of the bill is re
turned for final passage a motion will
be made to recommit it to the com
mittee of the whole for the purpose
of specific amendment. (
Text of the Amendment
This "specific amendment" is re
ported to be in1 the custody of Sena
tor Mattes of Otoe county, and pro
vides: Amend the title to the engrossed
bill by striking out the period fol
lowing the word "necessary" in the
last line of the title and inserting in
lieu thereof a semicolon (;) followed
by the words, "To provide for the
payment of a yardage charge by the
owner to the state of Nebraska, and
of the collection of the same, on all
swine or other live stock publicly
shown or exhibited in the building;
authorized by this act and sold dur
ing the dates of the Nebraska State
fair, or for which any agreement of
sale or transfer is entered into by
written or verbal contract or agree
ment during the dates of the Nebraska
State fair and to provide penalties for
the violation of this act."
Heavy Tax on Stock Sales.
' Amend the engrossed bill by insert
ing after the word- "direct" at the
end of section 2, the following:
"Provided, that there shall be paid
to the state treasurer for the benefit
and use of the state of Nebraska a
yardage charge amounting to 10 per
ceut of the gross amount of any sale,.,
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or contract or agreement ot saic. on
all swine or other live stock publicly
shown or exhibited in the building :
authorized by this act and sold dur- (
ing the dates of the Nebraska State
fair, or for which any agreement of
sale or transfer is entered into by .
written or verbal contract or agree
ment during the dates of the Ne
braska State fair, and provided, fur
ther, that any one or any number
of swine or other live stock subject
to the provisions of this act which
may be offered for shipment to any
common carrier at the close pi the
Nebraska sjtate fair consigned to a
name other than that alone of the
consignee which appeared in the bill
of lading on which the said swine or
other live stock was received at the
said Nebraska! - State fair will be
deemed for the purposes of this act
to have been sold or transferred and
to be thereby subject to the provi
sions of this act, and provided, further,
tnat to secure tne payment ot the
said yardage charge the officers of
the State Board of Agriculture arc
hereby empowered and directed to
hold any swine or other live stock
subject to the provisions of this act
and on which the yardage charge re- .
mains unpaid when the same is with
drawn or offered for transportation
from the said state fair, after which
said ten-day period the said officers,
or their authorized representatives,
are authorized and directed to sell
the same m the manner provided bv
law for the sale of goods and chat
tels under chattel mortgages and to
pay into the state treasury the
amount of the yardage charge as
herein provided and to remit the re
mainder, if any, to the owner of said
swine or other live stock."
Stiff Penalty Attached.
Amend the engrossed bill by stack
ing out the word' and fisrure. "Section
3," where the same appears and re
numbering said section, "Section 2."
Amend the engrossed bill by in
serting a new section between Sec
tion 3 and 4 as they appear in the en
grossed hill and numbering said new
section, "Section 3," by inserting the
following words and figures: .
section 3. Any person, firm,
partnership, agent, or the officer or
olhcers ot any corporation, violating
any of the provisions of this act shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and on
conviction shall be punished by a fine
of not less than one hundred dollars
nor more five hundred dollars, or by
imprisonment in the county jail for
not more than three months of by no
hne and imprisonment and any at
tempt to conceal, or evade the pay- '
ment of, the correct and full amount
(Cnttnnart an Pag. Two. Column Two.)
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