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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 29. 1917.
MMANY able to
, PAY BIG INDEMNITY
French Broker Figures Kaiser
Can Dig Up Three Billion
v V Dollars Yeariy.
BASIS FOR HIS ESTIMATE
Paris, April 28. The equivalent of
$3,200,000,000 a year is what Germany
should be compelled to pay the en
tente allies during as many years as
"may be necessary to liquidate the
total war debt, asserts M. de Verneuil,
honorary president of the Paris Offi-
. cial Mock brokers association. He
calculates that it will be able to pay
. .-such an annuity, -
The exposition by Dr. Karl Helf-
ferich, the German vice chancellor.
ot the economic situation of Germany
, in 1913 is taken by M. de Verneuil
as the basis of his calculations. The
ligures he cites are as follows:
The wealth tf the German empire
iu 1913, 375,000,000,000 francs. -
Annual revenue therefrom, 50,000,
000.000 francs. ' .
Government and individual expen
, ditures of all sorts, 37,500,000,006
francs, including Germany's Vast out
Jay for armament. .'"'.
Save Ten Billion Francs Yearly.
Total yearly economies. 12,500.000,
000 franca, of which 2,500.000,000 ' is
credited to the growing value of ex
isting fortunes, leaving 10,080,000.000
. francs net savings from actual earnings-
; I hese figures bf Germany's annual
accumulation of wealth are confirmed,
M, de Verneuil asserts, by all careful
German' calculators and he take the
net 10.000,000.000 francs as the basis
for figuring Germany's paving capac-
ity. He adds 1,300,000,000 francs to
be derived from a tax of 5 francs per
ton on Germany's coal production of
260,000,000 tons, 650,000,000 francs to
be raised by a per capita tax of 10
francs per year, 75,000,000 francs from
:. an annual contribution levied upon all
cities of more than 100,000 popula
tion and. 1,750,000,000 francs from in-
- creased passenger and freight rates
ind receipts from monopolies. Thus
lie arrVes at an aggregate of 15,000,
X)0,000 francs. - -
A superposed tax of 20 to 30 per
cent on the coupons of all German
lionds and bonds of other nations
held in Germany would furnish an
, other 1,000,000,000. francs, M. de Ver
neuil says, to be applied to the in
demnification of all the victims of the
f war. '. " "v.- . .,
Will Not Be Exhausted. -
,, M. de Verneuil disagrees with those
who think that Germany's resources
(Will be entirely exhausted when it
asks for peace. It will be able, he
thinks, promptly, after the cessation
of hostilities to take up again with
evene increased facilities1 for producv
,tion the extraordinary activity that
Mr. Helfferich exposed with -detailed
.' France with its great industrial re
gion of the north paralyzed for a
-considerable period will "be in a
greater state of inferiority than ever
as compared to its aggressor, he'an
. ticipates, arid he cites it as one more
reason for loading upon Germany a
- compensating- burden that will pre
vent it from enjoying an. advantage
so ruthlessly gained.
Omaha Man Gets a Letter
From Secretary of King
Harry Leibovici, 1117 Douglas
street, has received a letter from the
private secretary of the king of Spain,
in regard to Mr. Leibovici's three
brothers, from whom he has not heard
since the war started.
Mr. Leibovici came here in Octo-
. her, 1913,' from his home in Lille,
France. Lille is in northern France
and is one of the cities in the hands
of the Germans. r'L . y
When numerous letters addressed
to his brothfrs wera returned, Mr.
JOINS SALES FORCES
M. F. SEAFES A 00.
.emBafiaaakSgmv ' v
E, W. KENWORTHY.
E. W. Kenwortliy of this city, for
merly sales and advertising manager
for H. H. , Harper & Co., real estate,
has jexently given up his position to
enter the. sales department of M. F.
Shafer & Co., calendars and advertis
ing specialties, lwelttlrand farnam
streets. . -'...".
Mr. Kenworthv is an Omaha orod'
ucl, born and raised in this ciry and
was employed in the -United States
National bank for' a number of years,
alter winch he became associated with
the Harper company, both m the ca
pacity of "advertising and sales man
ager. H will specialize oh certain
lines of advertising and his expert
ence and natural ability in this line
point to a big success in his new
Leibovici was advised1 to write to a
neutral country and he addressed a
letter' toAlphonso, king of spam.
The letter he has received is in re
sponse to that. ,.' : r
It is typewritten on paper bearing
the royal coat of arms and the printed
words, "The private, secretary of his
majesty, the king." Itis- written in
French, of which the. following is a
"Royal Palace of Madrid Sir:
have the honor to inform vou in. re
sponse to your kind letter that His
Majesty, the King, my August Mas
ter, nas deigned to charge me to
write to His Ambassador at Berlin,
begging him instantly to make, to the
imperial Uovernment all possible in
quiriej toward obtaining news of the
Leibovici family, living at Lille.
. "The King, whose generous senti
ments have employed themselves with
a so-great devotion toward assuaging
tiii anguish of families who have not
received for a long time any news of
their loved ones, has the warmest
wishes that his- pending inquiries
shall have a favorable result.
"I pray you, sir," to accept the ex
pressions oi my sentiments ot ais
. (Signed) "Emilio ,M. de Ferrez.'
Film of U. S. Ambulance 1
. : Corps to Be Shown Here
Colonial Dames of Omaha will
sponsor on June 3 a five-reel motion
picture film showing, the operations
ot tne American ambulance corps in
France, i The films were taken by the
Omahans who have served with the
corps are Carr Ringwalt, Victor Cald
well, jr.; .Fam Hornung, George A
Roeder and" Dr. Karl Connell and
Miss Helen Morton, a nurse.
Mr. Rbedcf, a Harvard man, will
lecture while the pictures are beinff
shown. ' "" : , -.
'Hugh Millard sailed last week for
France to. join the ambulance corps.
Persistent Advertisine Is" the Road
To Success. v-
Late in the office and
Well, being the Boss, he only lias '
himself to blame, hasn't he I . '
'Yes and no "yes ".to the extent of
faithfully depending upon ordinary
tire equipment -and "no" for the.
reason he had provided against aver
age conditions of delay. . ' . '
What do you mean by ordinary tire .
The day has passed When just ordin-
ary tires will measure tip to extra-
ordinary conditions. He travels over
a road leading through a factory dis
trictalways strewn with nails that
spell death to the ordinary tire. An
equipment of Lee Puncture Proot
Tires would overcome the difficulty,
'and, for the benefit of both you and
the boss, 111 give you the address of
the concern that'll give you all infer-y
tnation. it a
2051 Fmmm St. Phont Douiru 921.
Hwuwa . aa - i '
Give Inora tire comfort
and mil sage thra evir
before eUimed for any
standard main of tires.
' Lee Tubes
thicknm and mgged
ly aupplt, tough, mil
UnTand long wearing.
"ESCAPE DRAFT LAW
Colonel Baehr of Militia Ad
vises Young Men to Beat '
' The Rule 'Into Action. y
STILL ROOM IN GUARDS
, "Volunteer now and escape being
drafted later," is advice offered young
men eligible to military service , by
Colonel Baehvof the Fourth Guard
regiment V, -
After reading an Associated Press
dispatch from Washington the colo
nel issued this advice. The dispatch
which led to it dealt with the prob
able details of the selective draft of
men for the proposed big army. After
telling how the young men will be
drafted, the dispatch states:
-"Meanwhile, both regulars and
guardsmen will continue recruiting to
war strength." - - - ,
"In my opinion," . , said Colonel
Baehr, "the dispatch means that be
fore and during the organization of
the drafted army the guard and reg
ular armies will continue tOTeceive
volunteers. This will permit patri
otic young men th volunteer for the
duration of the war, instead of bjing
drafted into it." - . ' '
The colonel says he believes many
young men would prefer to volun
teer instead 6f being drafted by law.
The Fourth ,-egiment of the guard,
which is the only Nebraska guard
regiment now in federal- service, is
now up to peace strength. The first
600 to volunteer and pass the exami
nation will be the ones to get in as
volunteers instead of drafted sol
diers... ! -.' ' j I
OLD TIME DEBTS REPAID.
Retired Theatrical Managtr P,ayi
Stranded Actors Seven Years
1 After Failure. '
After he had quit the 'theatrical
business and remained away from
New York nearly seven years, Henry
Jessop, formerly promoting 'manager
of "The Innocent Boy" company, re
turned to Broadway recently and paid
$1,000 in salaries he owed to actors
and actresses who were stranded in
Willimantic, Conn., in 1909. . , , .
i. In the fall of that year Jessop took
out a company of nine players, but
business was poor and the tour came
to an abrupt end in about fifteen
weeks. Jessop promised to make good
some day, hut acton do not attach
much importance to such promises.
He went to Saietn, Mass.. started in
the electrical business and has since
been very successful. '
Returning to New York the first
time since his disastrous venture as
the manager of a road show, Jessop
ran into Paul Abbott, who was the
comedian of "The Innocent Boy"
troupe. Instead of trying to dodge,
Jessop ,-shook liands with a sturdy
grin and said:
"I still owe you and the others and
if you can round them , up I'll settle
in full any minute." , -
He took out a little vest Docket ac
count book-and showed Abbott that he
owed him $117. Ooing into the Hotel
Astor, Jessop drew forth a bank roll
and oaid the comedian, civin? him
$5 as interest with which to purchase
a new uerny-nat. Abbott succeeded in
SATURDAY'S MUSTER ROLL
. FOR OMAHA
National Guard 1
Marine Corps..,.,... 0
finding other .six members of the
company, who received payment.
Jessop told the members of the
company that if they should learn the
whereabouts of the two who are miss
ing out of the nine Allen Conklin
and Miss Lottie Foxwell they should
write to him at his home in Danvers
port, Mass. New York Telegraph.
WanM kj a Pmnoalllon. ..
: "I hav premonition thtt omtthlnf 1
folnt to happen during the ntsht." aald tha
oashlnr of lha banking firm of f B.
Richard a Cn,. asanta or tha l.loytla llallano
staamahlp Una, at ai-IS Broadway,. Nw
York ono ratfant af tarnoon.
8o tha firm Immadlataly movad 9;MnQ
In cash and aacurltlaa to lha vaulta ot tha
15q.uttar.la Truat company. .
Bomathlns did happan. ' Flra alarladyin
tha bulldlnr. and aarly tha naxt day ftrainVh
ftara fighting a itubbont blaaa forty faat
banaath tha atraat.
Danae volumaa of auffoaatlng amoka pour
ad out of tha building, parmalhig lha praaa.
roarna of tha Journal of Commarrt- 'vhlfh
alao occuplad tha building. Tha loaa waa
130,900. Naur York Tatagram,
"Thare la too nwh patty aplla," aald a
aoolaty woman ona day at tha Arorn clun
In Phltadalphla. "among woman who pra--tand
to be frlanda. .
"Two woman aat at taa tha other after,
noon In a.Naw York restaurant.
" Thera goae 34r. Smith In hla .new car.'
aald ona ot tha women. Sha added, with
a almpar, 'What a ribbing flatterar ha la, to
. " 'Why t Ild ha tell yon you ware prettyt"
aald tha other woman coldly.
" 'No aald tha drat woman. ' 'Ha told ma
you were.' ! Waahtngton Btar. ,
LABOR PR0BLEM.T0 -BE
With' Increased Acreage, Re
planting and Boys Going to
! War, Conditions Bad.
MORE TRACTORS ARS USED
"With the wheat winter-killed, the
.alfalfa and clover mostly gone, the
consequent prospect for an increased
acreage of com, and a great many of
the young farmer lads going to war,
we are facing the worst condition ai
to farm lahor I have ever 'seen in
Sarpy county or in Nebraska," said
J; B. Grjnnell of Papillion, secretary
of the Nebrajka Farm congress.
"We are short of help, behind in
the work owing' to a late spring,
doubly behind by reason of havi..g to
work the winter wheat fields over
and having to work out some plan to
handle the alfalfa ground, and now
we find the young men leaving the
farms and going to the army, Fi- -.
farmer boys from my own precinct
went last week, and they are all hoys
who woie badly needed on their fath
"Personally I am solving the prob
lem by the use of a tractor. . have
been doing a lot of plowing with it,
because I can get over so mucl more
ground with less help than men and
teams -can. I am also .-lowing a
great deal fotvmy neighbors, but it
keens us going from before daylight
in the morning until after dark at
tight to accomplish anything Tike
what we want to accomplish.
"To my mind there are two kinds
of patriotism, the patriotism that
makes a man shoulder a musket and
that which makes others put forth the '
greatest' possible effort at home to
raise crops to leer the army."
WHY HE DIDN'T GET SHAVED
Steady Customer Hears a Family
, Biography and Changes
So accustomed had Michael Sulli
van, a well known newspaper man,
become to the ways of a certain bar
ber shop uptown that he invariably
started unbuttoning his collar as the
front door clicked behind him. His
next step was to give the back .button
jerk, hang the collar and tie on the
rack, carefully draped about his hat,
and then, and Only then, would he
turn his gaze toward the chair, where -his
favorite Toiy was wont to oper
ate.: In true form he went through
his routine one day recently, and then
behold, a stranger in Tony's place.
The stranger grinned at . Sullivan.
"You look for Tony? He is in the
crazy asylum. He go mad last night
while shaving his best friend. It run
in the family." With this he bowed
Mr. Sullivan intri the chair. Then he
added: "1 am Tony's brother." Mr.
Sullivan resumed his tie and collar
in the street.--Pittsburgh Dispatch.
On tha near hrakemau'a fleet run thera
waa a very ateep grade. -Tha engineer al
ways had mere or feaa trouble to gat up thla
grade, but thla time ha came near atlcklnfl
altogether. Eventually, however, ha reachee;
tha top. . .
Looking oat of the cab tha engineer aaw
the m-w brakeman and aald, with a algh ot
"We had a hard Job getting up, didn't
"We 'euro did,' neaented tha new brake
man, "anil INI hadn't put on tha brake we'd.
M..,,.-., .... r ... -, .,..ri.,.. m
Almost Every American Family
Can Own a Maxwell Ca
-, j Because it costs only $6 to $8 a month to run a Maxwell much
less than the average 'American family spends on luxuries.
The arerage American family spends a great deal mere
than $6 or $8 a month oa amusement and luxuries, moat of which :
mean nothing wouldn't even be misaed.
If jrou owned a Maxwell you'd want to be oat in it a much
. as poaaible , ' ' '
-which automatically would cut eat more than enough of
the coat of other pastime to cover the cost of running your.
Maxwell '";- - ,
and besides, you'd be Irving better, healthier, happier, in
the great out o doors, . ?,....,!
and you'd take your place in the world a the earner of e
motorcar.. "" r
That' what the brains behind the Maxwell have done
given the world a car every man can own. v )
An achievement I Ian't it? ' '. 1 : ':
The Proof of These Statements 1
There' no theory about these cost-of -operation figure.
They're baaed on what thousand of Maxwell owners are actually
doingrunning their cars on an absolute outlay of only $8 to $8
a month. 1
These enthusiastic Maxwell owners tell us, too, that they get
upwards of 30 miles out of a gallon of gasoline many do better
than that. . -. - .
The Maxwell holds the world's record for a non-motor-stop
run. A Maxwell stock car made 22,022 miles in 44 days and
nights went 22 miles on every gallon of gasoline used on that
long jaonL-' v.. . .- ( , - - . -, . .
We could tell of many other supreme tests of Maxwell power,
endurance and economy, - -
magnificent deeds, never equalled by any other automobile,
but we'll cite just one more: .
A woman drove tbia Maxwell 9,700 miles.
' Mrs. Miriam Seeley, Professor at the Oregon Agricultural
College, made a 9,700-mile tour across the Continent and back
in a Maxwell. ..:,
Her total expense account was 1 Vt cents a mile, including
, gasoline, oil and repairs. -. ,
, ' And, remember, her journey was made on all sorts of reads
good and bad across the desert and over the mountains.
That's the Maxwell! Isn't that tht car for the man who
know the worth of a dollar? .
The World's Greatest Motor Car Value
The Maxwell touring car, equipped with all accessories, costs
you today only $665 f. o, b. Detroit. Yet every bit of metal in it
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jected to the most advanced scientific tests. .. .
Material cost has risen tremendously. How, then, can the
best be used in a car priced so low?. .
. The answer is -'
the purchasing power of an institution as vast, as the :
Maxwell Motor Company, . v . ,''
v the most efficient machinery, , ''-...-'
' the brainiest and most skillful mechanics,
-vigilant and scrupulous technical and executive supervision,
. and tht iwlopmtnt of on moJtl, of tuno-triei' end
proved dttign, to, a near pertoetion as (rain and skill eait
make it.: '--. r::.-" .v
The Maxwell engine is a marvel of power and punch
simple, steady, durable and flexible. . - '.',-.
Maxwell parts are all of known efficiency not an experi
mental item in the whole car.
( s ; Maxwell a Car to be Proud of ; r
; With refinement of finish, with grace and dignity of form
and line your Maxwell will show up splendidly alongside any '
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It is roomy and comfortable, too. '
, Let the Car Speak for Itself '
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- ask us as many questions as you care to, , '
you needn't take anything on faith, for every statement
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