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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE! APRIL 22, 1917.
WILL AID FARMERS
IH OBTAINING HELP
Omaha Live Stock Exchange
to Give Entire Energy to
TO BE A LABOR BUREAU
The machinery of the Omaha Live
Stock Exchange has been turned over
to farmers of the middle west in an
efficiency campaign at a meeting at
. . the stock yards. Directors later in
' the session instructed Secretary
Traffic Manager A. F. Stryker to
keep a list of prospective laborers
in his ofhee.
Hit city bum and idler was
scorned in the resolution adopted. Mr.
Strvker will examine every applicant
that comes before him and ail who
do not measure nn to Qualification
will be rejected. Farmers will have
access to this data and may engage
men through the exchange bureau,
Urged to Conserve Stock.
Action was taken in view of the
' threatened food shortage. A week
ago farmers were urged to feed their
stock with the cheapest materials and
not to market cattle, hogs or sheep
till they matured. I he announcement
The South. Omaha Live Stock Ex
change, composed of practical stock
men and farmers who know what
the country needs, will devote its
activities to the work of supplying
labor for the farmers of the middle
west upon which the nation and its
army must depend for food.
As no time is to be lost the Ex,
change will enter upon the work im
mediately and every ertort possible
put forth to aid in the distribution
of hbor so that the farmers and
stockmen of the west will have
enough help to produce maximum
To Register Names.
The secretary, A. F. Stryker, whose
office is located in the Live Stock
Exchange building at the Stock
Yards, will register the names of all
men, women, boys and girls, who are
willing and capable of performing
labor on the farms and ranchei of
the west. He will keen a record
of the experience, capability and gen
eral character ot each volunteer farm
All farmers and ranchmen needing
help are invited to write their com
mission firms or, if preferable, direct
to the secretary, stating the kind of
help wanted, what the working con-
aitions win De and the wages to be
paid. Then the commission man or
the secretary will go over the list
ana pick out the individual most near
ly answering the reauirementa.
The would-be farm hand will he
communicated with and if conditions
are satisfactory to both sides the
eommission man will engage the help
and send it to the applicant in the
country. No charge will be made
for the service. . ,
By this system it will be possible
to eliminate the city bums and idlers
so stronaiv obiected In hv farmer
because of worthlessness and ineffi
ciency. unly good, serious minded
persons, who expect to do honest
work, will be renistereH. .
The newspapers and the various
commercial and business organiza
tions of the' city are requested to
aid in making known to the public
wiirK unaenaKen Dy the Live
To Look After All the
Women Without Nation
(Correiponilenct of Th AMoclatae Praei.)
London, March 31. "For Women
Without a Nation," is the title of a
committee just organized by the
American Women's club tinder the
direction of Lady Lowther.
i The club, in connection with lt war
i work, has found that there are a large
number of women stranded in Lon
don, who cannot claim the rights and
protection of any state; they are citi-a-ens
of no country.
An instance given by the club sec
retary is that of an English woman
who married a Belgian and went with
him to the United States, where he
lived long enough to lose his national
ity. Neither took out naturalization
papers, and they returned to Europe
so that the husband could enter the
Be gian army, in .which he is now
"We have record of more than 100
uch cases," said the secretary.
The club has committees to help
Stranded Americans, to educate
American children, to maintain work
shops, where hospitals are supplied
to the allies, and to manage a knitting
factory for the aged. .
Would Have British Ships
' Under Strict Regulation
(Corrtipondinca of Tha Auoclatad Prtu.)
London, March 25., Measures are
contemplated by the controller of
hipping fori dealing with the sys
tematic employment of liners in va
rious trades, says the Times. The
pan, which will commence with ves
sels employed in the Australian and
New Zealand trades, provides that all
vessels would he rerjoned at Blue
:,;, Owne.s would carry on
t'icir business rs before. All profits
above those allowed by Blue Book
rates would go to the government. All
competition would be eliminiated and
the plan would extend to other trades
as soon as possible.
The proposal is said to meet with
approval of shipowners.
The chamber of shipping, however,
has adopted a resolution, presented by
Lord lnchcape, asserting that any
proposals for state ownership of the
mercantile marine are contrary to the
national interest, and that it is only
under the-free play of individual enter
prise that British shipping can main
tain its "unrivaled position."
Three "Dead" Soldiers
" Demand Their Back Pay
(Cormpondon of The Aaaorlftted PrM. )
London, March 30. The latest
group of British prisoners returned
from Germany includes three "dead"
soldiers; that is, men who were long
ago officially reported dead and have
been so entered in the records of the
war office. For a fortnight these three
soldiers have been paying daily visits
to Whitehall in an endeavor to per
suade the government that they are
alive and entitled to collect their
back pay. The war office declares
they are dead as far as the pay rolls
are concerned and must remain so.
Only a special grant from Parliament
can improve their situation.
FIRES AT GUARD
AT WATER PLANT
Private Shoots at Suspect and
Latter Tries to Kill
ESCAPES IN THE DARKNESS
(Prom a Staff Corrmpondnt.)
Des Moines, la., April 21. (Special
Telegram.) Private Burns, one of
the guards at the water galleries west
of the Eighteenth street bridge, en
gaged in a duel with an undesirable
marauder shortly before midnight
Burns noticed a man skulking near
the water supply and ordered him to
halt. When the man started to run,
Burns fired two charges of buck shot
at him. He fell, but as Burns came
up, suddenly jumped up and fired at
the guard with a revolver, then ran
again and escaped.
Plan War Census.
Adjutant General Logan is now
planning to take the military census
and property inventory of the state
as authorized by the last general as
sembly. The information as to the
men of military age in the state is al
ready at hand, having been secured
when the state census was taken in
1915. The inventory will include a
listing of manutactunng plants in
Iowa which might be of assistance in
making war munitions. I he inven
tory will start probably in another
Raymond A. Pearson, president of
the Iowa Mate Agricultural college
at Ames, has been appointed assistant
secretary ot the United Mates De
partment of Agriculture, President
Pearson came to Ames in 1912. He
is rated as one of the leading experts
in dairy science in this country, hav
ing been professor of dairying at the
college of agriculture at Cornell uni
versity and commissioner of agricul
ture of the state of New York. He
is 44 years of age.
Want Detective Bill Vetoed.
A delegation of citizens of Mont
gomery county called on Governor
Harding and urged him to veto the
detective bill passed the last day of
the legislature. They say that the
operation of this bill will stop fur
ther investigation of the Villisca ax
murder, which they are anxious to
clear up. Detective J. N. Wilkerson,
who has been making the Villisca
probe, was in the city with the party,
but did not call on the governor. The
bill was drawn bv the attorney gen
Officers of the State Federation nf
Labor have sent out a letter to labor
unions over the state urging the union
men to encourage recruiting and to
themselves enlist in the National
Guard. The Iowa guard set out to
recruit 4,000 men. General Logan re
ports excellent results in most parts
of the state.
Additional Guards Put On.
Twenty-five men are guarding the
water works plant and galleries in
Dei Moines. Ten men were assigned
to duty by Mayor MacVicar yester
day. All of the public buildings in
the city are under guard and many of
the private concerns, are-putting on
special watchmen.i The government
or state is not furnishing any men to
guaru private properly except me
Employers Encourage Recruiting.
Employers of labor from all parts of
the state are asking for cards being
sent out from here called "job back
alter the wa. cards. Ihese are be
ing put up in factories and other
places where considerable help is em
ployed. The commercial clubs of
Cedar Rapids and Keokuk are asking
tor a large number of these cards.
Many Want Secret Service Jobs.
Governor Harding is receiving
many applications for places on the
force of secret service men which he
is authorized to appoint by action of
the last legislature. These men are
to investigate and look out after plots
against tne state and government.
More than 100 applications have been
received by the governor thus far for
Iowa News Notes.
Glenwood Thursday night of next
week Glenwood's 'Independent Order
of Odd Fellows will celebrate the
ninety-seventh anniversary 6f the
founding of the order. Thirty-five
candidates will be received into the
order. Silver City will confer the in
itiatory, Pacific Junction the first de
gree. Glenwood has a membership
or nearly tnree Hundred.
Glenwood Miss Ella Newman of
Clenwood. daughter of Frank New.
man, left Glenwood for San Francisco
Sunday, where she will wed Sergeant
Charles beitz of Honolulu. The bride
is a Glenwood High school graduate.
a popular girl with all classes.
Glenwood At the Degree of Honor
spelling match held last evening
Louise Darting took first; Evelyn
Ward second. In the potato race
dominoes were substituted for pota
toes. Smoking Strong Cigars is the
Undoing of This American
(Correipondsnct of The Aieoclated' Freai.)
Berne, April 2. A young American
who said he was a student in
Munich and that he was caught by
the war without sufficient funds, ap
peared at one of the American con
sulates in Switzerland soon after the
beginning of the war and asked for
any kind of work that would enable
him to save money to get home. He
was hired and proved capable, ener
getic and honest. He was known as
Johnson. The consul, a genial, gen
erous man, was in the habit of hand
ing out, to his clerks and assistants as
many strong cigars as they would
take each day. "Johnson," though he
made a wry face, always accepted and
smoked the cigars. Eventually, how
ever, he admitted to a friend in the
consulate that he had accepted them
because he believed he would gain
favor with the chief in that way, but
that they made him ill. He was sent
to a hospital, and there the inevitable
"Johnson" in reality was a New
York woman who, while in Munich,
had donned men's clothes to cross the
German frontier. She returned to
the consulate but once after having
recovered from the chief's stronar
cigars and then only to resign. Some
how, without a passport she got into
Italy and obtained passage to Amer
ica on a steamer sailing from Genoa.
Early Fall of German Militarism
Is Predicted by Japanese Writer
Philadelphia, Pa., April 21. The
early collapse of German militarism
was predicted today at the annual
meeting of the American Academy of
rt:.: I i c , c t i
ruuucai ana aociat science uy loyo
kochi Iyenaga of New York, man
ager-director of the "East and West
"It was sheer madness." he said.
"for Germany to arouse the sleeping
giant of this hemisphere. There is no
doubt now as to which one of the bel
ligerents will be the final victor. The
only question that arises is how long
will be the time before Germany col
lapses. "I make bold to sav that it would
be to the great advantage of Germany
to sue for peace today. If it would
now lay its cards upon the table and
ask for lenient terms of settlement,
its enemies probably would not be
loath to grant them. In this respect
the influence of America would doubt
less be strongly exerted in Germany's
favor. Were Germany so to act, I
could understand for the first time
why it dragged the United States into
The problems of a durable peace
between America and Japan, Mr.
Ivenaea said, will not have received
their definite and final solution until
Japanese residing in this country re
ceive full recognition of their equality
with people of other nationalities.
"Such recognition of equality, polit
ical and social," he added, "is denied
to Japan so long as its subjects are
discriminated against and cannot en
joy rights and privileges accorded to
HISS DJ. ENVOY
Fletcher Insulted in Chamber,
While German Minister Re
ceives an Ovation.
CHEERED IN THE STREETS
Submarines Lay Mines as
Well as Destroy Shipping
(Correiipondenco of Tho AatocUted Preta.)
London, April 2. Mines laid in the
important British shipping lanes by
the German U-boats are proving just
as serious a problem to the admiralty
as the U-boats themselves. Sir Ed
ward Carson, first lord of the admir
alty, pointed out in a speech that "in
the olden times the laying ot mines
was dangerous, but it was nothing
then to what it is now, when subma
rines are employed not only to sink
ships, but to lay mines below the sur
face of the water."
Mines have caused heavy loss in
the English channel since the subma
rine campaign began, February 1, and
from the promiscous way in which
these machines were scattered they
were much more difficult to deal with
than when placed by surface craft in
more or less defined areas.
"A submarine can follow our mine
sweepers," said Sir Edward Carson,
"and as quickly as we sweep up mines
they can lay new ones without our
knowing or suspecting. Do not un
derestimate the danger and difficul
ties of that operation." Necessarily,
this practice involves the navy in a
gigantic work to ensure even com
parative immunity. Complete im
munity cannot in the circumstances
be expected. -
El Paso, April 21. American Anv
bassador Heniy Fletcher was hissed
in the chamber of deputies Sunday
when he appeared for the opening of
the Mexican congress, according to a
report received here from Mexico
City today by government agents.
The report stated that German
Minister von Eckhardt was escorted
to his seat by a delegation of six
deputies and that the German minis
ter was given an ovati in when he ap
peared, which lasted more than thirty
minutes and another when he left.
"Ambassador Fletcher's appearance
was greeted with feeble applause,
which was drowned by many hisses,"
the report read.
Efforts were made by General Ed
uardo Hay, president of the house of
deputies, to restore order when the
galleries started the demonstration
for the German minister, the report
stated, but it was not until he had
called for the sergeant-at-arms did
the cheering cease.
After Von Eckhardt left the cham
ber of deputies crowds formed them
selves into a volunteer guard and
cheered him to his hotel, the report
D. S. F00DC0NTR0L
Measures to Control Situation
Will Be Introduced in
House This Week. ....
INVOLVES PRICE FIXING
Washington, April 21. Administra
tion measures to contro' the food sit
uation, which have been approved by
President Wilson and Secretary
Houston, will be introduced early
next week by Chairman Lever of the
house agricultural committee. '
Stimulation of production and con
trol of distribution in such a manner
as to prevent the making of exorbitant
prices by speculators are expected to
be provided for in the measures.
The legiilation contemplated prob
ably will involve fixing of prices, close
regulation of cold storage plants,
warehouses, packing establishments
and possibly for the government tak
ing over those institutio a if neces
sary. War Is Sobering Up All
Great Britain's Folks
(Correiipondenco of Tho Afmoclated-PtoM.)
London, March 30. The number of
convictions for drunkenness in Great
Britain continue to decline. Returns
for forty cities with population over
100,000, including Greater London,
shows the number of men convicted
in 1916 was 53.000. as enmnared with
87,500 in the previous year; while the
numDer ot women convicted in 1916
was 24,000, against 36.000 in 1915.
Repairs or l'-! !,
Cleans any lldivll
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
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Do not fail to hear the Columbia
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Nine Unequalled Models
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$15, $25, $35, $50, $75, $100,
$150, $200, $350.
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co.
1311-13 Farnam St
Omaha's Beading Grafonola Store
Dr. McKenney Says:
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greatest people on earth, and one of the ways to show it,
is by putting ourselves in perfect physical condition this
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Filling. . . ,
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I Huvi.it Bridge $A
Work, par tooth V
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14th and Farnam Sts.
1324 Farnam Street
Phoao Douglas 2872
NOTICE Out-of-towm patrons
caa gat Plat as, Crowus, Bridfee
and Fillings complete in 1 day.
'TThe Thompson Tielden Store
Parasols Are Here
Ready for Viewing
No two alike all are distinctive
and very lovely in color and pat
tern. Summery materials for
coverings khaki kool, sport
stripes and pongees. They will
add to the appearance of any cos
tume. A now departure: Many
of our colored and fancy silk
parasols have been made both
sun and rain proof. They will
do double duty at only one cost.
A Complete Service
In Art Needle Working
Orders taken for all sorts of em
broidery work, hemstitching,
French hemming, feather stitch
ing,' braiding, quilting in fact,
sverything in the way of Vieedle
work. Exquisitely executed.
Stamping done to order.
Our Apparel Service is Notable
We present a service that
registers all the qualities
usually attributed to the
private dressmaker or cus
tom tailor and in addition
to this, affords the much
appreciated privilege of
seeing yourself in the fin
ished garment before your
selection is made. Moreover
it presents the wonderful
opportunity o f selecting
from Omaha's greatest col
lection of authentic modes
arranged for immediate
wear, thus eliminating the.
laborious process of attend
ing to too much detail. . .
New Tailleur Suits
Hand tailored by men
Smart styles, including
braid bound models, many
with waistcoat. Close-fitting
styles, featuring the
narrow shoulder and cor
rect sleeve tightness. Pric
ed, $45, ?55, $65, $75.
Smart New Coats
For street wear and motor
ing. Charming models, in
troducing the latest effects
in soft tricotines, light
weight velours, serges and
other favored fabrics.
Priced, $35, $45, $55, $65.
A Great Reduction Sale
of TRIMMED HATS
Our extensive stocks of beautiful hats have
been radically reduced for immediate disposal.
$10 Hats, $7.50
$12.50 Hats, $10.
$15 Hats, $12
$18.50 Hats, $15
$20 Hats, $16.50
$25 Hats, $20
The New Silks First
Everything is so lovely this year that choice y
becomes the all-embarrassing problem. One
could walk blind-folded through the aisle of
silks and choose a pattern for a new blouse
or dress without the least hesitation.
Black and White a coming fa
vorite. Combinations of Satin
and Tussah Pongee are very sty
lish. Many new Fancy Fabrics
are new arrivals for Monday.
Haskell's Black Silks, exclusively
at Thompson - Belden's, new
weights for coats and suit are
worth seeing. The most practical
black silks for dress wear, and
they come in colors, too, $2 and
$2.50 a yard.
White Silks for separate skirt
ire much in vogue. Satin Duch
ess, Shantung, Wash Taffeta and .
Pongee lead, $1.50 to $4 a yard..
Choice novelties for club wear
are well represented. An early
selection is advisable.
NEW Printed Cinderella Silks,
Crepe Taffetas, Foulards cool
and lovely for dresses; endless
shades and colors (40-inch), $2
to $3 a yard.
Dusters and Mops
Easier and More
The Howard Dustless Dusters and
Floor Mops contain no oil to soil
rugs or furniture. They pick up
and hold all the dust and dirt,
and can be washed and sterilized
in hot water and soap without
House dusters, 30c.
Auto dusters (large), 50c.
House handle dusters, $1.
Floor mops, complete with
4-foot handle, $1.75.
Sold in the Linen Section
Have You Seen the
New Wash Fabrics?
They are interesting beyond description. Exclusive novelties are nu
merous printed and embroidered voiles, crepes, organdies and scores
of other equally fashionable materials. Many Imported voiles in quali
ties and pattern! that cannot be duplicated. Twenty-five colors of
Imported yarn-dyed Chiffon Voile, specially priced at 69c a yard.
Cncreasable Linens in fast colon a full range of shades 36 to 45
inches wide, 85c and $1 a yard. Distinctive new Sport Skirtings from
among which youTl have no difficulty in choosing, 75c, 85c, $1 a yard.
Waah Goode Oppoiite the Sillu
Correct for Spring
Fownes' and Kayser's silk
gloves in black, white,
French gray and mastic;
60c to $1.75 a pair.
Filosette, a fine new wash
able fabric glove, in white
only, 75c a pair.
Footwear for Women
Rich fashions of the highest
quality at consistent pric
ings. A showing you'll like,
v t I r I
New ideas that have just IE
been taken from their wrap- It
pings. Priced, $6.95, $8.50,' jf
Made of pure dye silk with
lisle tops and soles ; a hose
noted for its fine wearing
Regular sizes, $1.35.
Out sizes, $1.50.
Filet laces and insertions in
all widths. Venise edges,,
val. and cotton torchons,
net top lace, gold and silver
laces ; all widths. j
Dress Trimmings J
Metal girdles, tassels of
gold, silver and silk, bead- 1
ed bands and motifs! silk j;
and wool embroidered t
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