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The Omaha Daily .Bee ' Use the telephone for BEE WANT-ADS , Telephone Tyler 1000 ' Easiest Way THE WEATHER Fair; Warmer VOL. XLVI. NO. 249. OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1917 FOURTEEN PAGES. 0 Tnlat, it NMi. Ntwi bttHl. tte., M. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. riERY DEBATE PRECEDES VOTE ON RESOLUTION La Follette Makes . Vehement Speech Against War Meas ure and Is Answered by Senator Williams. . GERMANS INCITE AUSTRIA WILL BREAK WITH THE UNITED STATES Dispatch From The Hague Received in London Says Dual Monarchy Will Sever Diplomatic Relatiine. INFLUENCED BY ITS ALLY ONE OF UNCLE SAM'S FIRST OBSERVATION BALLOONS This is one of the first obser vation balloons to be used by the United States army. The photograph was made while the NEGROES OF TH Jloon was being tried out at the United States aviation station at Pensacola. r SOUTH TO j HITCHCOCK IS IN CHARGE Norris Says Wall Street Inter ests and Subsidized News papers to Blame, STRONG SPEECH BY LODGE Washington, April 4. The war res cilution was debated in the senate un til late today, with the expectation among supporters of the meature that a vote 'would be reached early, this evening. Senator La Follette. spoke over three hours against the resolu tion and when he had finished Sen ator Williams replied to his state ments. It was planned to pass the resolu tion before adjournment. Senator L Follette concluded at 6:45 o'clock, after speaking three hours, senator John sharp Williams rose to reply, and sharply criticised Senator La Follette's speech. "It would better become Herr von Beth- mann-Hollweg than an American senator." he declared. He said he expected the Wisconsin arnatnr to defend the invasion of Bel gium and called the speech pro-Ger man, pro-uotn, pro-vanaai ana ami president, anti-congress and anti' American. .. Williams Scores Colleague. "The soeech of the Wisconsin sen ator would better become Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg than an Amer ican senator, said senator Williams. "In fact, he has gone further than Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg would ever have gone. Bethmann-Hollweg said the use of the submarine could be justified only on the ground of necessity; the senator from Wiscon sin puts it on the same footing as Great Britain's interference with our commerce. "I fullv expected the senator from Wisconsin before he took his seat to ( e a .1 V r T-l! t- aeiena ine invasion oi oqigmm, uic most barbarous act ever committed. I heard from him a speech that was pro-German, pro-Goth, pro-Vandal, ana wmcn was anti-presiaem, ami congress and anti-American. . Badger Leaves Chamber. "While pronouncing , eulogy on eulogized a very much greater, better and more intelligent people the American. His speech was exactly what might have been delivered in the German Reichstag by Bethmann- Hollweg, if Bethmann-Hollweg had had the audacity. But Bethmann Hollweg had too much sense, too much knowledge to make that soeech." At this point Senator La Follette left the chamber, but remained in the cloak room a while, within hearing distance. ; Continuing, Senator Williams said he heard in imagination the groans of men, women and children, sent to watery graves by licrman subma rines. Involved by Kaiser. "But the. senator from Wisconsin hears none of them, said the Mis sissipni senator. "I have loved the Wisconsin senator in a way until re cently, but I have no patience with (Contlrurd on Pare Two, Column One.) Frank ChicRering Dies, Was Well Known Omahan Frank H. Chickering, aged 60 years, died Tuesday after a ten weeks' illness with cancer of the stomach at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jeanette Burton, Lorfeyville, Kan. Howard B. Graham, his nephew, got news of the death by long distance telephone. Mr. Chickering lived at 4928 street, Dundee. He was an active member of the First Congregational church here, a state director of the Young Men's Christian association and a di rector of Doane college at Crete. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the First Congregational church, Rev. Mr. Clark and ReV. Mr. Leavitt officiating. Burial will be in the new mausoleum in West Lawn cemetery. Mrs. Chickering died July 3, 1916. Buttermilk Station Will Welcome Beer Drinkers "Only twenty-three more shopping days before May 1." Co-incident with the display of this notice in many saloons, comes the announcement that a buttermilk sta tion will be opened before May 1 on Sixteenth street in the First National bank building: Beside selling buttermilk by the glass, it will also sell that 'beverage !y the quart, to be carried home by purchasers. Cheese, butter, and eggs will also be sold. , The Weather For Nebrank Fafr; warmer. Tempera. wot at Omaha Yesterday. Hour. er. 6 tv. m. 88 a. m.... in ? a. m 36 8 a. m ..35 . a. m. ki.ii. 36 10 a. m 36 11 a. m 36 12 m M 1 p. m 36 2 p. m. ......... 38 2 p. in 3 4 p. m. 40 I p. m. ......... 40 6 p. m. i 41 7 p. m 41 i p. m... 31 Comparative Loral Record. 1917, 1816. IflS. 114. ITIfthKt yeatertay.... 41 B 1 43 Uwoit yenterdBr.... 38 M 4t 82 M..n temperatura..,. 17 41 .08 SI .0. J'reclpltallon KENYON WILL VOTE FORJESOLUTIOH Iowa Senator Says He Will Support Measure Saying State of War Exists. KIEBY ALSO IS IN LIME Washington, April 4. Senator Cum mins of Iowa announced in the senate that he would vote for the war resolu tion. Washington. April 4. Announce ment was made by Senator Kenyon of Iowa, who opposed the armed neutrality bill and and was among the "wilful men" mentioned by the president, that he would vote for the administration war resolution if , for no othei; reason than for national unity. Senator Gronna of North Dakota, .-Mother of the "little group of wil ful men," announced he would vote against the war resolution. Senator Gronna concluded by say ing that he had believed possible the maintenance of honorable peace with all nations. "War will be an unpardonable err or and blunder," he concluded. "After it is declared we will have but one cause to do our duty in our coun try's defense. When that time comes I shall do my full duty." Another of the armed neutrality ht ibusterers, Senator Kirby, democrat of Arkansas, said he would vote in favor of the war resolution because he believed it would pass overwhelm ingly and he desired to have the country united, although he was op posed to entering the war. ' . Stone Strongly Opposed. Senator Stone in opposing the reso lution said: "I fear that, involving the United States in this European war will commit the greatest national blunder of history. I shall vote against committing this mistake, to' prevent which I would gladly lay down my life. . "But if the constituted powers of my goverpment shall decide for war and we go into the wan then I shall Mt-ml4-dbtS.'ndtT)rebodiiig:toth winds and my eyes will be blind to everything but the flag of my country and my ears will be deal to every can except the call of my country in its hour of peril." McCumber Wants Delay. Senator McCumber, republican, pro posed to postpone recognition of a state of war by resolution to declare the future sinking of any American ship withoutwarning or failure to take care of American passengers or other violations of international law an act of war, and authorize the president to use the military forces of the country to carry the war to a suc cessful termination. 1 Senator McCumber said a "very considerable portion of the people" do not favor war. "If this last effort of mine, he con cluded, "shall fail, I shall acquiesce in the judgment of the majority and support my government in its every war need and shall never vote to sheath the sword until peace hon orable and just shall be restored." Address of Mr. Kenyon. In announcing that he would vote for the war resolution if for no rea-. son other than the nation should not be divided. Senator Kenyon of Iowa, republican, said the fight for world, democracy against autocracy was an impelling reason. He opposed the armed neutrality bill and was among the group ot willtul men designated by President Wilson. Senator Kenyon said he had been strongly opposed to entering the war. "Patience has its limitations." said -he. "The limits have been reached. War is not of our choosing. The German government is practically waging war upon us. Uncle Sam, that patient giant, has done his best for peace. There will be no difficulty in securing enlistment if the people believe that this is a war to save the democracy of the world and the honor of our nation. If the rule of kings, kaisers and czars be overthrown and the government of the people arise, then the hands of providence .will be apparent "This is no time for censuring one another or denouncing those who have been earnestly contending tor peace. It is a time for 100 per cent Americanism. The great reDublic must accept the challenge of auto cracy and go forth in battle for the world's democracy. WJien we hit, we must hit hard. "Let us forget the making of money. Those who would at this time make excessive profits from war materials or the food the people need are just as guilty of treason as those who give aid or comfort to the enemy and should be treated as such." Senator Kenyon said he was op posed to any alliance in the war and that if anything beyond co-operation were proposed the president must again come before congress. "The question of sending an army to Eu rope," he continued, "is not settled by this resolution." House, Passes Army Bill in Thirty Minutes Washington, April 4. The army appropriation bill for 1917. carrying $240,000,000, was passed by the house today in less, than half an hour, in ex actly the same form as it passed the house at the last session ot congress. Amendments to bring the total of the bill to $270,000,000 were ignored in the interest of speed. Federal Officials jStX Teu tonic Agents BusyTrying to Stir Up a Revolution Against U. S. STEPS TO One Plaq Said to Be to Induce Colored - Population to - Migrate to Mexico. SOME PLOTS FRUSTRATED Birmingham, Ala., April 4. Reports that German agents are working in southern states, particularly in the tobacco and cotton belt, to incite ne groes against the United States gov ernment, were confirmed here today by local federal agents. These offi cials announced that steps already have been taken to curb these activi ties. Officials said blots instigated in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas are believed to be closely allied with the recent exodus of southern ne- eroes in large numbers to northern industrial centers. ' One plan of the conspirators, according to the federal agents, seemingly was to induce the negroes to migrate to Mexico. Sev eral plots in the Birmingham district have been frustrated,. it was said. Incite Negroes to Arms. Jacksonville, Fla., April 4. At the United States marshal's office here today it was said a watch is being maintained tor Uerman activity to in cite negroes to arm against the gov ernment. Ithas been reported to the marshal's office that for some days efforts have been made to encourage the negro population to make trouble. Strike in Big Snip Building Plant at Hamburg, Germany Copenhagen, April 4. (Via Lon don.) -The Berlin Tagehlatt says that labor difficulties have broken out in the big Vulcan ship-building works at Hamburg. The workmen demand a one-third increase in their wages. The Vulcan works are where most of Germany's great ocean liners I i been- Jwiib-tj --. - ers have Labor difficulties and strikes have been reported from various sections of Germany in the last few months. Trouble of a serious nature in Ham burg was reported from various sources following the Russian revo lution. These reports were substan tiated by statements of socialist depu ties in the Reichstag referring to "the deplorable events in Hamburg and Bremen." . . A strike occurred in February in the Krupp works at Essen, the heart of Germany's munition and artillery industry. More recently strikes have been reported among the munition workers at Dusseldorf and among the coal miners at Penzburg. These strikes were said to caused by the food scarcity, which was alsc credit ed with being responsible for serious riots in Berlin an.1 other big Ger man cities. Prowler With Fuse And Gun Arrested In Tacoma Tunnel Tacoma, Wash., April 4. After he had aroused suspicion at the Oriental dock late last night and had ex changed five shots with the night watchman, a man giving his name as Frank Webber, age 35,' and his occupa tion a a switchman, was arrested by a patrolman in the old Tacoma tun nel. More than two feet of fuse, a large revolve, and a searchlight were found in Webber's clothing when searched at police headquarters. The watchman says the suspect threw something aw which he thought waj dynamite and the officers later instituted a search for the missing article. Webber, who say- he is of German descent, but born in America, refused to explain -his actions around the dock. Over Thirty Vessels Sunk , During Week by Submarines London, April 4. British merchant vessels of 1,600 tons or over sunk by mines or submarines in the week end ing April 1, and including two not re ported for the previous week, number eighteen, according to the official statement issued tonight. ' Thirteen British vessels under 1,600 tons were sunk in the same period. The number unsuccessfully attacked by submarines was seventeen. Fish ing vessels sunk numbered six. Ar rivals during the week for vessels of all nationalities over 100 tons, num bered 2,281; sailing, 2,399. Finland,and St. Paul Cross Ocean Safely Jew York, April 4. Word wai re ceived here today of the Arrival of the American steamships Finland and St. Paul at English ports. Both ships left an American port on March 24. They were armed. s Mine-Sweeping Craft Sunk; Twenty-Four Men Missing London, April 4. The British id miralty announces that s mine sweep ing vessel of an old type struck a mine Tuesday and sank. The ' an nouncement adds that twenty-four men are missing.. CURB THEM GIRL'S SLAYER SHOT BY PURSUING POSSE Louis Kamarad Killed When He Takes Refuge in Barn in Flight. MAKES RACE IN AUTOS Ord, Neb., April 4. (Special Tele-gram.)'-Louis Kamarad, slayer of little Alice Parkos, who escaped from Valley county jail Monday'night, was kilted by a posse on Pat Brad en's farm near Arcadia this morning. The body is being brought here. An in quest will be held as soon as it ar rives. Shortly after midnight the posse of men accompanying the blood hounds, which were trailing Louis Kamarad, were compelled to change their plans when the trail was lost. J It had been fresh unlit thev reached a road, mere were signs ot a fresh buggy track going west. It was im possible to. follow the -track far on account of the rain and mud.- It is generally Ix4itved that- KamarartheTd up tho-dnver of the buggy and com pelled him to bring him to Ord. J hree automobiles w ere stolen durinor the night and were driven in relays until gasoline gave out or engines tailed. . v At about 9 o'clock this morning a posse of fifty men, headed by Sheriff Bell, came 'upon a car atatled in the mud. Later indications pointed to the fact that Kamarad had been the driver and that he had taken to (he farm barn of Pat Braden. The barn was searched to no avail, but a mo ment later he was discovered high on the rafters in a dark place in a cow barn near by. Sheriff Sutton called to him to drop his shotgun and come down and he would i e protected. He refused and told hiu to shoot. A secoi d invitation -was ot necessary and rifteen or twenty sht'.s were fired simultaneously. The body is being brought to Ord and an inquest will be held this after noon. Judge B. H. Paine had adjourned district court until Friday pending the result of the man hunt. An effort will be made to find who it was that drove the buggy in which Kamarad escaped from the dogs. Young Man and Girl Die as the Result of Suicide Agreement St. Paul, Neb., April 4. Th mys tery surrounding the disappearance of Edward Parker, 18, and Bernice Berck, 16, on the evening of March 28 last was cleared today, when their bodies wjere found in a straw stack near town. Both had been shot through the temple, and a revolver was found near the bodies. One theory advanced is that they had died in a suicide pact and the boy killed the girl and then himself. Nine Thousand Cigars . Stolen by Bold Crooks Nine thousand cigars were stolen from the Parker-Gordan Cigar com pany, 709 South Sixteenth stnet, Tuesday evening. The thieves broke the glass in the rear door, entered the establishment and proceeded, to help themselves to this immense quantity of choice smokes. , . 1 How About . Our Army? Tha Ttun in ilUfrtKnfinff hnnlr nf tKo TlnifuH Statu irmv This book is one every American will be glad to own, because every fiatriotic American is more keenly nterested in the army today than ever before, and also because this book ia a beauty printed on heavy paper in colors, full of un usual illustrations, absolutely re liable, prepared by the govern ment. - Get your copy of the Army Book today. Sent free on receipt of your name and address and a two-cent stamp for return postage. "Write plainly to THE OMAHA BEE Information Bureau 'Washington, D. C. s sx i I i TKk , , ?! Airmen Dropping Copies of Wilson . Speech to Germans London, April 4. President Wil son's address to congress, translated into German,, is being distributed liberally 'over the German lines by British aviators. It is understood the same thing is being done by French aviators. HOUSE WILL BEGIN -DEBATETHURSDAY Foreign Affairs Committee Ac cepts Senate War Resolu tion and Reports Favorably. TWO! MEMBERS ) VOTE NO Washington, April 4. By unani mous, jtdhsent th$ house agreed -toi dj,y to b.egjn discussjon, iof, the war resolution tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. No special rule limiting de bate will be brought in and the house will remain in continuous session un til the resolution is passed. The house foreign affairs com mittee today accepted the senate's war resolution in plate of its own and favorably reported the resolution for pastage. Representative Shackelford of Mis souri, democrat, and Representative Cooper, republican of Wisconsin, were the only members of the com mittee to vote against the war reso lution. ' Y;M.0. A. Offers 500 Men and $3,000,000' To Country in War New York, April .4. The Young Men's Christian association has or ganized its forces and is prepared to offer the services of 500 trained men and to spend $3,000,000 in welfare work for the army and navy in the war, according to an announcement made here tonight by I. T. Tichenor, chief of the Army and Navy depart ment of the international committee of the association.- The oroDosed welfare work will fol low closely along the lines of -the Young Men's Christian association stations established in the camps along the Mexican border after the National Guard mobilization. These stations, built of wood and usually 40x100 feet in size, provided social centers, where the men could find recreation, facilities for corre spondence and reading. ' U. S. Ship Zealandia - , "Wrecked,", Reports Agents New York. April 4. The freight steamship Zealandia, flying the-American flag, has been'"wrecked," accord ing to a cablegram received jiere by its owners, the Universal Transporta tion company, from its agents in Liverpool. All on board were saved, the message said. : .! 1 he Zealandia lelt Mew York March S with a cargo of foodstuffs for Liverpool. It was unarmed. Its crew consisted of Caotain Menrahan, an American, and about forty men, ofJ wnom twenty-nve are Americans. Washington Woman Named Justice of Peace Seattle. Wash.. April 4. Mrs. Othelia G. Beals took office todav as a justice of the peace, succeeding her brother; John E. Carroll, who is serv ing as a major in the Second regi ment; National Guard, of Washing ton. Mrs. Beats was the first woman graduated from the University of Washington law school and is the second to serve as justice ot tne peace in Seattle. Young;Boy is Given Life Sentence for Murder Snencer. Ia.. April 4. Charles Craig, a 15-year-old boy, was given a life sentence late last night for the murder of Harry Peterson, his employer.- Craig had admitted his guilt. Craig also tried to kill Mrs. Peterson, but failed. The crime was committed March 29. ' Craig gave no motive tor the crime. 3 &(S n t SEA SOLDIERS-ARE BADLY NEEDED MOW Major Barnettt Asks The Bee to Set Forth Advantages of This Service. , WANT "RED-BLOODED MEN" In a campaign to secure 4,000 new recruits at once for the United States Marine Corps, Major General George Barnett, 'commanding that branch of the sert icc, has wired The Bee ask ing for help in recruiting and giving some information about the "soldiers of the sea." "We need 4,000 more men imme diately," his telegram states. "Will you help us? "Many persons in the interior know nothing whatever of the duties of ma rines, what' they do, how they dress and the opportunities afforded, tp en listed men. . . ; - . '; ' -. ... j . . ;V:j. Always First.',,.,; . i "Marine CorDti service: in time ' ' peace is.vcry attractive.:. In time of war it is doubly artractve to ;red blooded men of action. Marines are always - first when war is imminent, and "they have-shown the way to righting men since 1798, i i j . "W.c urge the public to show- its patriotism at this time by helping to fill the ranks of the marines at Once.'.' A separate recruiting office is main tained by the marines in Omaha. Ser geant Lee Carpenter is in charge at 1312 Douglas street. He asserts that the marine serviot combines the best features of both navy and army, and says he is ready to prove the asser tion to any young men who apply at his office. " . ( Army Contract Scandal Shakes Up Austrian Cabinet London, April 4. The Austrian ministers of justice, war and finance have resigned after the revelation of a grave scandal connected with army supplies, according to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from The Hague. . Three ministers assisted Dr. Franz, formerly director of the Vienna De posit bank, to escape the consequences of having illegally sold foodstuffs to the army at exorbitant prices. At the trial of Dr. Franz documents were produced which convinced the judge that the ministers had forged a paper which -was used in the ban ker's behalf. They were summoned as witnesses and admitted their guilt, later resigning. Both Catttle and ' Hogs Reach New High Tops Here New records on both cattle and hogs were marked up on the Omaha live stoek market yesterday. Cattle reached the record-smashing price of $12.80, while several hog .sales were made at $15.10, 5 cents higher than the previous top price for the local ma ket: The cattle which establishci' the new record were shipped by Frank Kardeli ' of . Concord, , Neb. There were eighteen head in the consign ment, averaging 1,463 pounds. Several loads of hogs were sold at the new record price. , Another Problem for Neutrals, Declares Dutch Newspaper Amsterdam, April 4. (Via Lon don.) The Nieuwe-Van Dem Dag regards President Wilson's words in his address to congress as showing that the United States will participate in the world war as vigorously as it can. , . , "For neutrals," says that newspa per, "it makes a great difference whether America joins fully or only partially in the war. A fresh declara tion of neutrals will have to be made and America must be recognized as a full belligerent. Thus, for example, armed, American merchant ships must be keat by our government outside our territorial waters. "The effect which America's par ticipation will have on our shipping cannot yet be forecast, but will de pend on the, measures Germany takes against the new enemy." German Pressure Will Force Dual Monarchy to Suspend Diplomatic Relations. KAISER ANSWERS" U. S. NOTE London, April 4. A dispatch from The Hague to the. Exchange Tele graph company received here today says that Austria-Hungary will break diplomatic relations with the United States as the result of strong German pressure. ' ' ' Kaiser Denies Breaking Treaty. Washington, April 4. Germany's reply to the American note which re fused to accept the interpretation of the old Prussian treaties of 1799 and 1828 because of Germany's "flagrant violations" of . the treaties, contains almost no argument in refutation of the American contentions, but states that Germany will live up to that part of the treaty dealing with Americans in Germany. Gcaraany denies having itself broken the treaties and charges that this gov ernment practically lias done so. Blockade Not RecognUed. ' Germany's denial of having violated ' the articles providing for frcj inltr course of either country with 'an enemy of the other, on the ground of a blockade, is considered absurd here. Jta present submarine campaign is not credited with the first qualification of a blockade namely, effectiveness as not 3 per. cent of the vessels entering and leaving England are affected. Germany's charge in its reply that the United S.atcs has prevented Hie departure of German vessels .' Amer- , ican harbors ia flatly denied except for certain German vessels known to be planning unneutral service in sup plying German warships St sea. All ' other German vessels complying with American neutrality laws' have been and are still free to leave at any mo ment. - . t Hili'-FA-m-ian TTillo - : Four Men anils,.;. . Shot by Officer iHanfor'd, CaC .ApriP4. Four nien were- killed here today in s shooting N affray started by L. H. Denny, a wealthy farmer, arid ending in his death. , . , The dead are: OaORUB h. MSADOWS, Juitlct of th pac. ' ' ' . T. COSPER. n iMmur. it. W. WILEY, manager ot a traotlon g-lno, huAlnosi. . L. H. PBNNT, farmnr. Denny shot Cospcr and Wiley in Cosper's office. Then he walked to the county court house and just as court opened Justice Meadows -was shot. Marshal W. J. Hindes shot Denny dead when he tried to escape in an automobile. 1 ' . It was said Denny had been brood ing over a' legal action brought against him to collect notes due. House Puts Self on Record For Taxing Munitions Men (From a BUR Correspondent.) Lincoln. Anril 4. (Special.) New that war between the United States and Germany has become a virtual certainty, the Nebraska house put ij- selt on - record today : lorcnoon m favor of taxing wealth and the man ufacturers of -war material for most of the revenue needed to pay thocost of waging s conflict at arms. Twelve members seven ot .them democrats and five republicans- siened a resolution to that effect. which was voted upon and adopted Theotily audible protest came from Mr. Reisner. Water Board May Engage ' In the Manufacture of Ice (From ft Stall Cgrreipondtnt.) . . Lincoln. Aoril 4. (Special.) The Omaha Water board may go into the ice business, according to an amend ment offered to S. F. 205, a bill di rected at R. B. Howell in an effort to force him to stav out of politics, but which was finally amended so there was nothing left but power given to sue the water board. . Moriartv. the introducer, asked to have the bill brought back for specific amendment so that he could change it to enable the water board to manu facture ice. This was seconded by Howell, carried and the pill was passed. The Best Domestic Help The kind that do , things properly, read the paper that goei into the homes they have been employed . in, and that paper is THE BEE Therefore, when you want competent .- household help, put your ads in the paper . they read. ; , - Call Tyler 1000 And your servant ; . troubles will soon be over.