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    THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, APRIL 6. 1917.
HOUSE DEBATES "
" LATE INTO RIGHT
So Many' Congressmen Want
to Be Heard on Measure That
Vote Is Delayed.
SLOAN SPEAKS AGAINST IT
(Coattnwa trom Pact Oft..)
lution. Other Wavering pacifists, he
said, would join with him.
;A broad' mile' possessed the face
oi Senator La Follette, who at in
the rear of the chamber. He opposed
tie resolution in the senate.
! Mr. Kitchin said he was not sure
that the United States put in the
same situation that Germany is in
with respect to tti European enemies
might not resort to the same viola
tions of neutrality that Germany has
been guilty of. - v. ' . 1 .
"Are we quite sure," he asked, "if
we were in. war With Germany and
Japan, with our ships helpless, with
our commerce swept off the teas,
with our food scarce, with our arms
and ammunition . ior our., aoldiers
denied us, that we would not, in
our last struggle strike at our enemy
with the only weapon we could, even
though it be a violation of neu
trality?" ; Sayi No Invasion .Threatened. ; ,
"In this'case no 'invasion ft threat
ened," Kitchin continued. "No foot
of our territory ia in danger. No vital
right is contested. The acts of Ger
many are not directed directly at us.
We are asked to make common cause
with Great Britain and France to
support causef right or wrong.
Every feeling' of humanity combines
to keep us out of war.
: "When .-congress, has passed such
a resolution,, as is pending and then
only will be the duty of the nation
to make the voice of the government
its voice. Until then each person
should have the , inherent right to
voice and vote hit conviction."
Kitchin referred to the British clos
ing of the North Sea. and said no
Uvea were lost then as Americana
stayed out of that zone. ,
Aimed it Germany's Enemy.
' "We did not go to war over that,"
tie said. "We knew that the acts of
Germany are not aimed at us but are
aimed at crippling her enemy. Are
we quite sure-that the real reason for
war is the protection of American
lives rather than protection of Ameri
can property?
"We did not wage war on Mexico.
We were willing to forego our rights
with Great Britain and with Mexico
rather than plunge into, war while
the whole world was in conflagra
tion. . I approved that course then
and now."
: Vr. Kitchin dosed with an admia
slon that the resolution would pass.
There was a 'scattering ' of applause
and then Representative Rogers of
Massachusetts began -to ' speak. He
recited a long list of cases in which
Germany has invaded the rights of
the United States. .
i The list compiled by the State de
mrtment showed that in the last
ivo year and two months 22 Ante-
ran uvea have Been lost as resuu
of illegal attacks onrvejsels by .Ger
man submarines.
Representative .Flood . interrupted
lie debate-to announce, to the bouse
lie sinking of the unarmed American
Fire Flies When Senator Norris
Arouses Ire of His Colleagues
'' (Froni a fluff Correspondent.)
Washington, April 5. (Special Tel
eram.) Rancor and bitterness ran
high in the senate today over the war
resolution . introduced by Senator
Martin of Virginia. Senator Norris
and Senator Reed of Missouri had a
colloqy that may be historic. Senator
Norris ssertd, during a speech of
nrKahlr ttiirtv mimltta in letlffth.
that" we are about to put the dollar
mark on tne American nag. ,ine
abruptness of the charge brought
every senator to attention and the
issue was joined. Senator Reed jump
ing to his feet said:
"If this ia not giving aid and com
fort to the enemies of our country I
4si' Irmttv wtiat wmiM aivtt aid nr
comfort to a Hapsburg and a Hohen-
zolhern.
He said in substance that the utter-
alike ii i .-'' ' ......
was treasonable in that it reflected
upon the president.
This Senator Norris denied most
emphatically, insisting that his asser
tion about putting the dollar mark on
the flag in nowise reflected upon the
president. ..
Senator romerene o. unio snomcu
ship fisaourian, without warning, and
probably with the loss of American
lives.
Representative London, New York,
socialist, vigorously opposed the reso-
lution. He said the presidents planj
for conscription, while e resident mc
Kinlev in the war with Spain ealled
only tor volunteera, showed that the
president realizes the people are
against the war with Germany. He
said that war is indefensible. .
Representative Sherwood of Ohio,
said he was opposed to the resolu
tion in the form which permits send,
ing troops abroard.
Former Speaker Cannon, support
ing hte war resolution, said this was
no time for partisan discussion; that
the United States is not ready for
ready for war now, but must prepare
at once. .
Remarking that he had heard it
suggested that the president be im
peached for arming American ships,
Mr. Cannon said: "We would not
make much headway there." He de
fended the loyalty of American citi
zens of German birth. Amid enthus
iastic applause, the former' speaker
announced hia intention.of voting for
Representative Dill said he. would
vote against the resolution. " "
Ita passage a foregone conclusion,
the debate was prolonged only by the
plan of. the administration floor lead
ers to give every opponent his op
portunity to speak. Passage of the
war resolution before adjournment
tonight-was assured and then, ith
the president's signature to the reso
lution; already passed by the senate,
a itate of war between the United
States and Germany will be a for
mally accomplished fact
Far in the rear of the hall sat Rep
resentative Cooper of Wisconsin,
ranking republican member ef - the
foreign affairs committee, who was
expected to lead the opposition. Less
than a dozen members, it was pre
dicted; would vote against the war
resolution. ' -
Galleries were only half filled when
at Norris: "How many Americans
must the German government murder
before you will be ready to fight?"
Norris, visibly affected by the sit
uation, for the galleries were crowded
and a half dozen senatora nervously,
waiting for a chance to break in, re
plied' to Pomerene's interrogation:
"If the German government had sin
gled out American citizens, I should
have fought at the first one. Ger
many did not do that. In Mexico
there have been more than 300 per
sons hunted down and wilfully mur
dered." Pomerene remarked that the senate
could distinguish between the acts of
a responsible government and those
of a mob not responsible to any gov
ernment. Senator Norris then took up the
subject of mines and submarines, in-
uucikmi Y"J '"B ..... .......... .
the inhumanity, of Gr;at Britain for
sowing mines tnat sunK nmtnean
ships and killed American citizens.
Tli. ;nfi..h9ncrA hfwipn Morris
and Reed did not exceed fifteen min
utes, but the senate was arousea ana
the galleries responsive. Some such
tomorrow when the Flood resolution
declaring war is taken up
debate began and less than half of the
members were present when the ses
sion opened. Under the unanimous
consent rule by which the resolution
was being considered. Representative
Flood could move the previous ques
tion at any time after one hour and,
if sustained, bring the measure to a
vote. He was disposed, however, to
give members every opportunity to
speak throughout the day. The de
bate began without any limitation.
Flood Opens Debate.
"War is being made upon our coun
try and its people," Representative
Flood said in opening, "Our ships
are being sunk. Our non-combatant
citizens, including men, women and
children, are being murdered; our
merchantmen are denied the freedom
of the seas. There ia no choice as to
our course, We are compelled by the
acts vi the German government to
enter into this most colossal war.
"We should take our stand beside
the allied nations, who have been
fighting humanity'a battles for two
and one-half years, determined that
our power shall be so employed that
complete victory shall crown their ef
forts and that Prussian militarism
shall be crushed and the world shall
be delivered from the threat and dan
ger of the Hohenzollern dynasty,"
Siegel Favors Resolution.
Representative Siegel of New York,
republican, favoring the resolution,
said he could , not disregard the fact
that, "though we cry peace, Germany
answers by, warring against us."
"During this) week," he said, "inti
mations have come to me that politi
cal expediency required me to cast
my vote against this resolution and
that contrary action on my part would
mean a general effort from now on to
end my congresiional career. I
would be unworthy of American Citi
zenship were I to be deterred from
acting by such warnings. I say to
my colleagues who are now hesitating
that the people will know whether
they are for this great land of free
dom and religious liberty or whether
they are going te be guided simply
by the selfish question whether they
will obtain" more votes in 1918 by
standing on the side of our foe. Let
us give evidence to the world that we
are united."
Hint for Pacifists.
Representative Harrison of Missis
sippi, democrat, assailed pro-German
sympathizers and pacifists.
"I would suggest to them," he said,
"that they now employ their talents
and eloquence, not in attempting to
cause dissension among the American
people, but in addressing Kaiser Wil
helm, Bethmann-Hollweg, the Reich
stag and the author of that remark
able sample of diplomatic 'kultur,' the
Zimmermana note." -
Cooper Leads Opposition.
First expressions . "of opposition
to the resolution came from Repre
sentatives Cooper and Stafford of
Wisconsin and Representative Brit
ten of Illinois while Mr. Flood was
recounting Germany's violations of
American rights
"Wouldn't the English mines in the
North sea destroy American lives?"
Representative Cooper asked.
"To date England never has sunk
one of .our ships or destroyed an
American life," Mr. Flood said. Loud
applause greeted the reply. He said
sixteen members had asked for time
in which to speak against the resolu
tion. Representative Cooper launched
into a defense of pacifists generally
and himself in particular.
"I have been called a pacifist," he
said. "I voted for all of these pre
paredness bills. This campaign of
slander has no regard for the truth."
Cooper also defended his vote for
the McLemore resolution.
"I was right then," he said, "and
so were the 144 other members who
voted for it It should have been
passed. Canada does not permits its
women to travel on armed ships and
neither should we. Every pacifist in
the country knows that I am not a
pacifist in the sense in which that
word is used. Does it mean because
I do not want to go to war with a
nation 4,000 miles away, because Eng
land and Germany have violated our
Growing Up and
Building Down
Young man! Stop amoklnr dfarato
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OMAHA CHEMICAL LABORATORIES
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WONDERFUL PHENOMENON
' A live, real live human being changed from an animal to a vegetable in a night
Black the Hatter was a Black Eat Dec. 31 and a Black Pease Jan. 1. Marvelous!
. ,; ' ; ! . , , : 1 Bead Every Line of This GET-TO GETHER AD
I Am Giving the News
papers the Acid Test
vjm quite frsqusntly X am asked what
- I am doing now sine I sold oat tht
Black the Hatter store. Then Z tell
' them that I now own the Pease Bros.
store and stock, and they want to
, know sinoe when, Now I am going
. to see if the news -papers
can't tell .'
- the people where
I am at or I will "
- sue them for tak
ing money under,
false', pretenses
maybe. . . v
A "Sweat" Pass.
An
Elegant
Selection
. . of '
.Easter
Neckwear.
'My face la my fortune, air,"
said. .
Pease Black Co.
Store Is Bounded
on the north by the Nebraska
Clothing company and the Sun
theater, on the east by the Fax
ton hotel, on the south by the
Elks' building and Bert Dixon's
store, on the west by the Drexel
Shoe company and not far
from the
Beaton Drug
company. Some
merchandise
some location,
some "store;
new front, new
lights, new
proprietor. ,
A
Great
Variety
of
Easter
- Hats. '
WHAT I SELL
: Youmari Hats at. $5.00
v Stetson Hats at, .......... .$4.00 to $10.00
; v Schoble Hats at. . $3.00 to $6.00
: Borsalino Hats at $5.00
Phoenix Hose for men. Bain Hats,
. Rain Coats, Straw Hats and Caps.
Neckwear .... Z.. .-. ... . .50c to $3.50
Shirts $1.50 to $10.00
Hose : .25c to $3.00
Underwear, Gloves, Jewelry, Umbrel
las, Canes, Vests; in fact, all kinds of fur
nishing goods for men. ;
Let's Get Together
For 30 years the Pease store lias stood for all that was good in men's wear, and the same standard
will be maintained by the new proprietor, Charles Black, assisted by Tred Myer, Albert Moore, frank Van
Gundy. . Miss Bobbitt Is still secretary of the treasury. The name "Pease Black Co." is a position
luality guarantee. , ', ,. ,...'.,,. .
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!t straight the of tener, the better for me. 0. E. B. T-.! .
rights, that I am not an American?"
Mr. Cooper declared that the Ger
man government never had promised
unqualifiedly to abandon its subma
rine warfare. Representative Flood
made loud demands to be heard, but
Cooper would not yield.
Mr. Cooper closed with the declara
tion that while all would stand united
when war comes, he would not be one
to vote to plunge the country into
war.
. Britten Has Amendment
Representative Britten, Illinois, re
publican, declared he was not a paci
fist in any sense, but was opposed to
the resolution. Some democrats, he
said, had told him they were opposed
to the resolution, but would vote for
it. Representative Harrison of Mis
sissippi and Representative Heflin of
Alabama, democrats, called for names
of such democrats and Britten re
plied by declaring 75 per cent of the
democratic members were really per
sonally not in favor of it and that 90
per cent of the people of the country
were against going to war.
Britten had read an amendment he
said he would later offer, providing
that no part of the military forces of
the United States should be ordered
to do land duty in Europe until so
directed by congress. This aroused
applause from a small number on
both the republican and democratic
sides.
Interest in the debate waned and
by 1:30 o'clock less than seventy-five
members were on the floor. '
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
Belgians Forced
To Dig Trenches
For German Army
Berne (Via Paris), April 5. An
article in French and Swiss papers
3uestioning the reports that Belgian
eportations have atopped has led
Americans here to assert their belief
that the reports are probably untrue.
They say that in addition to deport"
ing Belgians to Germany tht Ger
mans have placed many thousands
not far from the front in northern
France, where they are employed in'
building the roads and railroads and
digging rear line trenches. Belgians
to the number of 60,000 or 70,000 are
said to be working within range of
the big guns of the allies, but in gen
eral to have escaped injury, as the
French are using their big calibered
weapons as little as possible in order
to save the towns of their fellow
countrymen.
The Americans declare that the
only Belgians of military age who
are safe from deportations are the
throngs who are under arrest on
charges ranging from espionage to
concealing Belgian and French citizens.-
This number is very large and
is increasing daily. Originally the
Germans permitted the accused to
have legal representation at their
trials, but they are now allowed only
to make statements in their own de
fense. Conviction and sentence are de
scribed as about equivalent to grand
jury indictments in America. Exe
cutions, which were formerly public,
now take place within a walled court
and can only be seen by the occu
pants of the surrounding houses who
can look over the walls.
French Deputies Cheer
The American Ambassador
Paris, April 5. Extraordinary
scenes of enthusiasm for the United
States were witnessed today in botr
houses of Parliament. Not since th
historic session of August 4, 1914, has
there been a parallel.
Alexandre Ribot, the venerable
premier, arose immediately after the
chamber came to order and began an
address in solemn and impressive
tones to the silent assemblage which
filled every part of the house. Tht
deputies listened with unbroken at
tention until the first mention of tin
United States. At first there was a
decorous clapping of hands and then
the whole house spontaneously arose,
cheering for the United States and
President Wilson.
The American ambassador, Wil;
liam G. Sharp, was in the diplomatic
gallery. The deputies turned toward
him and the demonstration was con
tinued. The ambassador stood up
and bowed and the cheering was re
doubled. Premier Ribot continued his ad
dress, but almost every phrase was
interrupted by applause. Mr. Share
was again obliged to rise and ac
knowledge an ovation when the pre
mier said:
"The United States wishes neithei
conquest for compensation."
THOMPSON BELDEN 6, CO
Vip'tfasiion CbnfarbrJfSmpfi
Gsiabtished 306
Handkerchiefs
For Gift Purposes
Initialed, Embroidered and
Madeira handkerchiefs, of
very fine linen, distinguished
by hand work; 15c to ?16.
Colored Silk and Linen
Handkerchiefs, a new fash
ion for spring, 25c each.
Trefousse Gloves
One and two-clasp Trefousse
pique, in Tan, Navy, Gray,
Buff, White and Black; $2,
$2.25 a pair. '"-
The Family Hose
A fine black Lisle Hose with
colored tipping that saves
marking each person's hose
for identification. They are
popular with all who have
used them. The wearing
qualities are excellent; 50c.
New Turkish
Towels, Wash Cloths
and Bath Mats
Plain and brocaded weaves, in new
colored borders that are very ef
fective. , ' .
Plain White Turkish- towels, 19e
to 75c. -
Brocaded with, colored borders,
; 25c to $1. ; - -
Wash Cloths, plain and brocaded,.
5c, 8Ve, 12tte. . ...
A very large assortment of Turk
ish Bath Mats, in striking new de
signs. Dutch scenes, Japanese
landscapes, Oriental designs, Water
Lily patterns. (- -, --
All at one price, $1.60.
Linen S Action, Main Floor.
Children's Gloves
Glace kid - and .washable
leathers, in shades of tan and
white, $1.25 a pair.
Women's Spring
Onderwear
Bodice vests, fine ribbed gar
ments of extra quality, 35c.
Silk top union suits, in pink
and white, made by Stretton,
?1.75.
Gordon Hose, $1.25
Only because present stocks
were purchased early, as the
price now shows a sharp ad
vance over $1.25. The Gor
don hose comes in black and
white, and is an exceptional
value.
Drapery Remnants
Curtain Nets, Silkolines,
Swisses, Cretonnes, desirable
colors and good lengths.
Friday, for less than
preeent mill prices.
Rasemrat,
I
' Friday
prst in style
first in quality
first in value .
Such attmclwyteslJha
have not been known at this
mice. Ihese hats represent the
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Easter collection of Premiers
Hats is of especial interest.
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You are quite certain of
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and the very last day you
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While a Warner's is shap
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it comfortably also of
importance.
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Put on a Warner Corset in
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