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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, ArtilL 24,' 1917.
HEW WEEK BRINGS
. Arrival of Groups from District
Towns Indicate Record- .
ARMY PASSES 1,000 MA&S
OMAHA'S MUSTER ROLL.
Amy 49 WIS
Ny 23 428
National Guard 1 287
Marine Corps 0 34
Totals 73 1,762
Enlistment! in the Mriotti branches
- of military wrvice were resumed with
a rush Monday morning after the
usnal Sunday let-up. By noon seventy-three
men had enlisted and the
day promised to be one of the busiest
- Omaha recruiting officers have ever
Groups of war volunteers arrived!
from a number of towns in the ait
. trtct Twenty from Manila, la, and
" fifteen from Pierre, S. O., were the
laraeit srotiDS. Caotain McKinley of
' the army and Lieutenant Waddell of
"the navy botlt reported tney were re
ceiving splendid co-operation from
. mayort and postmasters and other
v citizen in towns where recruiting
oarties are workinar.
A total of 4,810 army recruits will
. be this district's quota for the period
beginning April 1 and ending thirty
davs after the armr bill is passed, ac
cording to information just received
from the War department Over
1,000 of these are already enlisted.
7i great influx ot army recruits is ex
ftected by Captain McKinley as soon
as the bill passes and the call for the
enlarged army is made.
. RAISED PUT INTO
LION'S' WAR CHEST
(CaMtaati Vmm N Om.)
than a half hour. Th military aides
were not present at the conference.
As the party was leaving the White
House a wild west show parade was
with a steam calliope screech-
save tne King ana tne
e. Somebody pro
three cheers for Mr. Balfour and the
crowd roared a willing response,
while the British minister smiled and
bowed. . Later he drove to the French
embassy for Juncheon.
It was made known by members of
the commission that today and tomor
row are to be devoted to social for
malities and that the stage of con
ferences is not expected to be reached
, before Wednesday. ,
All of the attaches of the commis
sion have not yet reached Washing'
ton, Some are expected to land in
the United States from a passenger
shin today or tomorrow. Meanwhile
the French commission is expected,
but it was said today there were no
p jns for Joint conferences at tnu
stage although undoubtedly there
would be some later on.
. The conferences are not expected
to be prolonged and it was said today
that after the principal subjects have
been gone over it was probable that
Mr. Balfour and some other members
of the mission might return to En
land, leaving details to be worked out
by subordinates. .
Service and Courtesy,
, It was emphasized again today that
the controlling motive of the British
commission's visit to the United
States was one of service and cour
' teiy to American people, with the
view of enlightening thisgovernment
on "the price Great Britain paid"
as one of the' commissioners put it
1 or its mistakes on en term I the war.
Measures by which the United
States can extend to- its allies the
anost readily available assistance will
'first be discussed and foremost among
(these are quotations of shipping and
. It was said that the food situation
el England is not as acute as has been
enreserited. but that Great Britain,
having pooled its resources with its
allies, is called upon to supply food
. ifor France and Italy, where tne sit
ation is more Dressing. It is pos
ible that betore Mr. naitour leaves
e United States he may be invited
address the senate.
toan WW Suggest Way
To Raise Revenue
(Prun a Staff CorreapoadeDt.)
' Washington, April 21. Special
ITelegram.) Representative Moan, i
member of the ways and means com
'mittee. now considering the war rev
enue bill, said today he would at the
proper time otter a suggestion author
-izmg uie commuicc iu uniig in an
amendment on the import provisions
of the bill providing for duties on all
articles not excepted. In doing this
he will suggest the following rules be
That all artlclea feavlnr aa Import duty
ander tlM Underwood law aball have c vil
loma dutlea lavlad equally to tha Under,
wood law or 80 par cent of tha Payne law.
That all artlclea now on the free Met ahall
' haveMutlea levied, not leea then 10 per cent
or more than IS par cent, coffee, tea and
Mr. Slofn said today a goodly num-
. ber of members of congress on both
sides favor raising revenue in this
manner. He intimated a very large
sum of money could be raised to carry
, out the purposes of the war measure
.'. through this method.
ton AND BANDS ARK C0HVC COt
tO ITT TBI SHOULDERS, . j frJO
SUBMARINE BASE HINTED
AT TO MEXICAN ENVOY.
Ixnacio Bonillas, the recently ar
rived ambassador from Mexico. It is
said that in receiving the new Car
rania envoy. President Wilson hinted
at the possibility of there being a Ger
man submarine base somewhere in
Mexican waters. The delicate state
of relations with the Carranza govern
ment, it is said, makes excentionally
difficult the making of direct represen
High Court Rules House Can't
Punish Criticism of Members
Washington. April 23. The house
of representatives which went out of
office March 4 last, the supreme
court decided today, did not have au
thority to punish United states At
torney H. Snowden Marshall of New
York for alleged contempt. Mr. Mar
shall is exempt from further proceed
The lower court, it was held by
Chief Justice White, erred in refus
ing to live Mr. Marshall a discharge
Jjby habeas corpus. The supreme court
Therefore ordered his discharge, de
claring that tne house had no right
to. punish an individual for criticism
of its members.
Mr. Marshall wss charged with
contempt because of a letter he wrote
criticising the conduct ot a house sud
committee which investigated im
peachment charges brought against
him by former Representative Buch
anan of Illinois, whom Mr. Marshall
had indicted for conspiracy to re
strain commerce. The impeachment
American Ship Chased Five
Miles by German Sea Raider
New York, April 23. An Amer
ican steamship was chased for five
miles bv the German sea raider See'
adler. off the coast of Brazil, on April
12, according to the captain ot the
vessel, which reached this port today.
The Steadier, previously reported by
the victims of its raids on their ar
rival at Rio Janeiro, was formerly the
American bark Pan of Balmaha, into
which the German! had fitted gaso
line motors. .
The caotain 'of the steamship said
the raider had Norwegian flags paint
ed on its sides and mounted two gum
apparently of eight-inch calibre.
1 his it the first report ot tne opera
tions of the Seeadler since crews from
ships . it sank reached Rio Janeiro
Anyway. What's Aqua-cart,
More pr Less Twixt Friends
"I have been on the wagon six
months," John McDonald -told Judge
Madden Monday morning as an alibi
for artificial exhilaration the night be
fore. "How long?" asked the court.
"Four month!,", said McDonald.
"Weren't you drunk three weeks
ago on my beat?" asked a policeman.
"Mavbe." was the answer.
"And you certainly were drunk last
night when I picked you up in an
alley," said Patrolman Aboud."
' "But I won't drink any more, said
the prisoner,. '
And the court wrote "discharged"
after McDonald's name.
Wanneta Takes Lead
V la Recruits for Small Towj
Hastings, Neb., April 23. (Special
Telegram.) With a population of
327, Wauneta,' Neb., has probably
taken tha lead for the entire state in
furnishing recruits for the army. Nine
young men from that city were ac
cepted here today for the regular
army and they reported that as many
more are likely to touow ineir
ample. ' ,
if ; I
far I SaltsladlM
DP IN BOTH HOUSES
Senator Weeks Says People
Will Demand Draft Soon as
They Understand Facts.
DENT OPENS DISCUSSION
Washington, April 23. Represen
tative Lunn, democrat, and formerly
socialist mayor of Schenectady, N. Y
urged conscription in his speech in
the house during discussion of the
army bill this afternoon. Mr. Lunn
said that in voting to give the presi
dent all the power and resources of
the country for carrying out the war
he and others took that action literal
ly and without eauivocation.
Representative Lunn aroused laugh
ter and applause by suggesting mat
an amendment be written into the
bill making it necessary to give sol
diers already in the service a second
bpportunky to enlist in order that
their services might be wholly demo
cratic. Loud applause greeted his re
marks. Representative Eagle of Texas in
terrupted Lunn to say that nis ornce
was being flooded with protests
against conscription signed by the
same persons who a year ago were
pleading the cause ot Germany.
Mr. Dent Opens Debate.
The house bill, as reported by a
maioritv of the committee, provided
for the volunteer enlistment with con
scription only as a last resort and the
fight for this measure was led by
Chairman Dent ot the military com
mittee, whose supporters felt sure
that they would make a good show
ing. A strong -element in the house,
however, balked the selective con
scription plan advocated by the army
general staff and recommended by the
military committee minority, led by
Representative Kahn of California, a
In the aenate the bill under consid
eration was the general staff's meas
ure. In opening the senate debate Sen
ator Weeks said the people demand
conscription or would demand it if
thev were correctly informed.
When the house began debate no
limit was fixed, but it was agreed
that it should run on today until 6
Chairman Dent of the military com
mittee, who favors a call for volun
teers while the conscription registra
tion machinery is being made ready,
opened the debate.
Mr. Dent explained that the bill as
amended by the committee gives au
thority to raise an army.ot practic
ally 1,000,000 men and "safeguards the
American birthright to volunteer for
service in defense of the country."
The president, he said, is still au
thorized to proceed with arrange
ments with the selective draft and
has absolute authority to determine
on which system the army would be
Brother Accidently Shoots
Brother While Handling Gun
Smith Center. Kin., April 23. (Spe
cial.) A 5-year-old son of Del Betts
was instantly killed last night by a
bullet from a rifle in the hands of his
7-year-old brother. The boys, un
known to their parents, had secured
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IS UNDER ARREST
Herman Chesler, Autoist, Held
for Killing of Charles Blom
Herman Chcsler, 2023 Hamilton
street, is under arrest. Police say
he is the driver of the auto whirh
struck and killed .Charles Blomberg
at Thirtieth street and Titus avenue
late Saturday afternoon. His bonds
were fixed at $5,000.
Blomberg was alighting from a
northbound Florence car when the
fatality occurred. His stepdaughter,
Mrs. Arthur Blomberg, 2876 Titus
avenue, was an eye-witness of the in
cident. She saw him struck by the
auto and pushed her way through the
crowd to shower kisses upon him as
he lay on the pavement.
Body of Man Found in River. '
Falls City, Neb., April 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The body of a man,
headless, armless and without feet
was found in the Missuri river fif
teenth miles northeast of here Sun
day afternoonday afternoon. It was
impossible to identify the body. A
gold watch and chain and $2 were
on the body, which was clothed in a
blue serve vest and trousers. The
watch was a twelve size Elgin No.
13147769, seven jewel, plain Dueber
hunting case, twenty year No. 4298427.
Inside the back cover were these
marks, "10717 c-11295 c."
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r..i..i of Gloria ua Cladoome Girltaa
Prleaa SOc, 7SC, tl-OO, $3.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
in her latest offering that of a woman unscrupu
lous in her quest for luxury, admiration and love,
who travels .t
and in the shadow of the Great War tears asunder
all that which is love, honor and home. .Of course,
in the end her house of cards tumbles around her
penitent soul, again proving that "the wages of sin
"Jutt for fun," Ora Carew in HER CIRCUS KNIGHT
4 A Keystone
Week April 29th,
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Tickets for Red
Cross Benefit Ball
On Sale Wednesday
Tickets for the Red Cross ball to
be given at the Fontenelle hotel May
2, the anniversary of Dewey s victory
at Manila bay, go on sale Wednes
day morning at Brandeii, Burgess
Nash and Barkalow Bros. The ad
mission charge, including the dansant
supper, is $2.50 per person.
The committee promoting the ball,
of which Mrs. George Brandeis i!
chairman, held their first meeting yes
terday afternoon in George Brandeis'
office, where lists of those eligible to
buy the 3,000 tickers which have been
ordered was compiled. The commit
tee says returned tickets will be re
fused. J. F. Letton, manager of the Fon
tenelle, has donated the use of the
ball room, Desdune's band has offered
its services and the tickets and
placards for advertising purposes will
be printed by the Waters-Barnhart
and Festner printing companies.
U. S. Formally Notified
Of Break With Turkey
Washington, April 23 Official no
tification of the Turkish government
breaking off diplomatic relations with
the United States was received today
by the State department in a dispatch
from American Minister Stovall at
The communication came from G.
Cornell Tarler, secretary of the Amer
ican legation at Constantinople, act
ing for Ambassador Elkus, who is ill.
It was sent to the American legation
at Berne and forwarded from there
to Secretary Lansing.
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