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THE OMAHA SUNDAY '' BEE : APRIL 29, 1917-
. -: VOTED IN HOUSE
Volunteer Amendment Beject
ed by Big Majority in
MANN WITTHZ PRESIDENT
Continued From I'M Om.)
tnd alio hit amendment to permit
Co snel Roosevelt to raise tour am-
iiom of volunteer! for immediate
Senator Hardin aaid the amend'
ment was not to be misconstrued as
inimical to the general conscription
which he endorsed.
"It does not underestimate the lm.
pressiveness of our deliberate prep.
, aration of an armr of 1.000.000 men."
he said, "while lavinar the foundation
of 10,000,000 more if need be, to say
that an immediate torce ot American
volunteers would put new life in every
allied trench and a new glow in every
allied campfire on every battle front
Ml HWCM J
. Lodge Favors Amendment
Senator Lodge spoke at length In
its favor, "I can see no reason why
men over 25, who earnestly desire to
fight for their country in France, it
physically fit should not be permitted
to offer their lives if they want to. It
cannot injure the principle of univer
sal compulsory service, said Senator
Senator . Stone of Missouri sua
gested that former Governor Sulier
of New York also desired to raise a
"If any man by bis own personal
influence or weight in hia community
can raise a division under this amend
ment," Senator Lodge replied, "1 shall
be glad to see him do it."
Million Traitors in United States.'
"' Registering hit approval of con-
, scription, Senator Williams of Mis
sissippi said he favored it for one
reason; because it will "weed out loyal
and disloyal Americans."
"There are 1,000,000 traitors In
America, including a 'considerable
number of German spies," he said.
"I want to weed out that element
If they resist the draft they will be
t interned. This conscription will
' separate the loyal and disloyal Amer.
' Llauor Amendment Carried. .
By a vote of 45 to 43 the senate
adopted an amendment to the. army
bill by Senator Underwood to make
it unlawful to sell or give liquor to
any member of congress. Me con
tended that there should be no dis
crimination and that congressmen
should come in the same category as
soldiers. , ' .
After Senator Underwood's amend
ment was adopted, Senator Pittman
offered, an amendment to include the
prohibition to "any other officer, em-
. ploye or representative of the gov
ernment" Senator Brandegee, republican,' of
Connecticut, proposed that the ''dry"
'restriction be extended to all mem
bers of the executive and judicial de
partments, layiagfn'. i tV?
. "I think government activities
ought to be administered without dis
crimination. Now that the senate
has seen fit to erect a palladium over
our heads .against the powers which
we are supposed ui oe 100 iceuic 10
; resist it should be extended to all
other officials who hive to do with
prosecuting the war.",; j
The amendment was beaten. ' .'. "'
' A substitute amendment by, Sena
tor Harding authorising the president
to make regulations regarding sale
of liquor to the armed forces and
prohibiting its sate at army posts
and training camps was adopted, 51
to X. It also prohibits sale to mem
bers of the army while in uniform
only and, takes the place of all the
other prohibition amendments previ
After a long, discussion the senate
changed the maximum age of those
subject to the draft from 25, as it
was in the War department bill, to .
27. ,' All efforts to reconsider prev
ious action fixing the minimum at 21
Costs Two Millions
More to Run the State
- ; ' (From a atari Correspondent.)
Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) Ap
propriations ' of the legislature
amounted to $9,715,888.68, according
to figures prepared by State Auditor
Smith today. r.
Of this amount, $4,980,088.68 will
come from the general fund and H
735300 will be raised by special
The state must expend nearly
$2,000,000 more, which will come in
from several sources, including gov
ernment aid and like funds. Last
biennium this amounted to $1,885,613
and probably vary only slightly the
Counting this sum the same for the
coming biennium, the state in the next
two years will pay out $11,401,501.68
as against $9,169,314, with two years
just elapsed, an increase of $2,232,
187.68.. State Engineer Busy
Gauging Western Rivers
(From a atari CorripoadnL) .
Lincoln, April 28. (Specials
State Engineer Johnson has begun
the work of gauging the rivers of the
western part of the state, working in
conjunction with the federal reclama
tion service. This is something new
and serves to give the department a
correct idea of the amount of water
the streams carry at all times oi the
year, the capacity of the irrigation
ditches and the amount which can be
saved by systematic conservation of
the spring overflow.
The last legislature provided a fund
of $6,000 for the biennium for the pur
pose of carrying on this work and
two men will be engaged in making
the. tests during the next six months.
No- More Spoiled Beans'
To Come From One Firm
' (Fran a atari Oomapmaut.)
Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) Finis
has been written in a series of prose
cutions in connection with the "bean
scandal," in which an Omaha firm was
discovered to be shipping in beans of
a poor quality to tins state, tne state
pure food commissioner says.
The state department has been no
tified tint the Union Packing com
pany ha agreed to take all the beans
condemned, amounting to several
1 1. J f 1 . 1 . - : tfl
Attend Pensioners Convention
At the fourth annual meeting of the
Union Pacific .Mutual Pensioners' association,-
to be held in the .company
headquarters building Tuesday, it is
expected that of the 400 members at
least 200 will be in attendance. While
the majority of these men reside in or
near Omaha, there will be a large rep
resentation from Nebraska and states
through which the Union Pacific op
erates. In addition, these pensioners
will be here from nearly every state
in the west.
Among the pensioners who will at
tend the Omaha meeting will be
Thomas O'Donnell, one of the few
men now living who was present at
the ceremonies attending the driving
0' the golden spike at Promontory
Point, Utah. May 10, 1869, an event
that marked the completion of the
first tranacontental line of railroad
across the Rocky mountains.
Mr. O Donnell first went to worlc
for the Union Pacific as a tracklayer,
Anril 10. 1867. the end of the line at
that time being at North Platte. He
continued as a track layer until the
road was finished and the spike was
driven at Promontory which joined
the Union Pacific and the Central Pa
cific. After the line had been complet
ed, he continued work a a car re
pairer until July, 1916, when h was
retired on pension. He is 71 years old
and now living at 1735 South Elev
enth street, Omaha. Mrs. O'Donnell
ii still living. '
Dr.' William von M. Gerard of
Cedar Rapids Held Sui
, plcioui Character,
FOE TIME SEEVED IN ARMY
(Prom a Start Correspondent)
Des Moines, Is., April 28. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. William von Meyer
Gerard of Cedar Rapids, arrested last
week on suspicion of being a Ger
man spy, has been ordered Interned
during .the war, He went to the
border with National Guard troops
last summer as a foot doctor. He
has been known to operate a wire
less telegraph outfit from a window
of a Dea Moines hotel.
Dr. Gerard came to the United
States in 1903. He became attached
to the United States army, but was
convicted of not properly accounting
for army funds and served a year in
firison. For several years he has
ived In Cedar Rapids and practiced
as a chiropodist. .
' . New Taxing Plan.
Governor Harding yesterdsy sinned
the Weaver budget bill requiring tax
ing bodies to certify to the boards of
supervisors the amount needed in dol
lars ana cents rather .than in mills
as has been the plan heretofore. This
will avoid the possibility of raising
mdre momiv than is necessary when
property valueus are raised, as Is pos
sible under the old system of certifi
cation in mills. -- '
Flaw In Dry Resolution.
to t r:- -t--t. f .1..
; v. 11 . want.,,. bm ui 141c oupicmv
court, has called attention to the fact
that , there is a possible flaw in the
constituionsl amendment resolution
on prohibition as paased by the Thirty-sixth
and Thirty-seventh general
assemblies. The resolution as passed
provides that the new amendment
shall become section 27 of article 1
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Employe to ,
It was not until the early summer of
1867 that General Grenville M. Dodge
finally located and staked out the
right-of-way of the Union Pacific
over Sherman hill. This year the
Union Pacific is driving a second tun
nel under the continental divide and
before the summer is over will com
plete the last link in the double track
highway. The first railroad to build
across the Rocky mountains thus also
becomes the first railroad to complete
a double track across the divide.
of the constitution. Section 26 as it
appears in official publications is the
constitutional amendment relating to
prohibition, which was declared in
valid by tne supreme court. It has
no standing so far as the courts are
concerned, as there is no section 26
of the constitution and the new
amendment should be 26 instead of
Assistant Officials Named,
Under -the new workmen's com
pensation law Industrial Commis
sioner A. B. Funk has named Raton
Young; of Valley, Junction deputv
commissioner and Charles Sherlock of
Des Moines as secretary. ' Mr. Young
has been in the industrial commis
sioner's office as 'the chief assistant
for some time. Mr. Sherlock is a
young attcney who recently gradua
ted from the Drake-university law
school. , 1 - .
Aged Pioneer Tries
To Recover Property'
Stolen 'by Indians
Hebron, Neb, April 28. (Special.)
Joseph Martin of Chester, aged 91,
mad his first trip to Hebron in six
years, seeking reimbursement by the
?:overnment for some property stolen
rom him by Otoe and Pawnee In
dians during a raid through southern
Nebraska in 1859. - ,
In describing the raid Mr. Martin'
said: "I waa living at the time on a
farm on Indian creek hear Beatrice,
the town being at that .time only a
few cabins. One day as I was plow
ing some distance from my cabin the
Indians came and carried away every
thing of value about the place' that
they could lift. I gave the alarm and
with a party of pioneers followed the
Indians to a point near where Lincoln
flow stands. We were then obliged to
iurn dck, as we ran. out' oi pro
visions." Mr. Martin also hopes to be reim
bursed for a horse which John King
fisher, a government scout, took from
him to use following the Indiana. The
animal was never returned, he said.
A Pioneei in Dental Progress
Dentistry that ia Ahead in all itt vital
The unapproached efficiency of Dr. Brad
bury's work haa been so amply demonstrated
In every line that nothing more effective than
the words, Try It, can be added.
If You Need '
Crown or Bridge Work
Plates in Gold, Rubber or Aluminum
Fillings of any kind
' Treatments of aching teeth or extracting
Successful remedies for Gum Diseases
' Try Bradbury A Painless Operator.
The X.Ray for Hiddesi Trouble, .
WESTERN CITIES '
.- ASK JOR JOFFRE
French Commissioners Invited
to Visit Many Places in 1
AUTOGSAPHS WANTED ALSO
Washington, April 28. The French
mission has received hundreds ofr in
vitations to visit cities and towns all
over the country.
Most of them had to be declined
because of the limited time. j
Many invitations came from the
It was said; however, that the mis
sion had determined to go as far West
as Chicago, and if there is oppor
tunity .visits also may be paid St.
Louis, Kansas City and New Orleans.
Leading members of the commis
sion tonight were the guests of honor
at dinner followed by a reception at
the French embassy.
Sunday the entire commission will
board the presidential yacht May
flower and go to Mount Vernon. M.
Viviani will deliver an oration at the
tomb of George Washington and
Marshal Joffre will place upon it a
bronze palm, similar to that used to
decorate, the graves of soldiers in
Emile Hovelaoue. assistant to M.
Viviani, divulged that hundreds of per
sons all over the country had written
and asked for autographs of the mar
shal and M. Viviani.
He added that "Papa" Joffre never
had given an autograph in his life and
could not do so now. M. Viviani, he
said, was almost equally as reluctant
to make himself conspicuous.
The Fabric Center
for Silks, Woolens; Cottons
A present much favored
vogue is white Bilks.
Weaves, weights, qualities
adaptable to the. many de
mands of milady's ward
robe. A collection of ex
cellent proportions, pre
senting all that is desirable '
and good. '
Habutai Crepes and Satins,
36 to 40 inches wide, extra
weights. A special value
for $1.35 a yard. ..-
White Jap Silk, '"a heavy
weight, 86-inch, 85c, 98a -
White Jap Silk in 27-inch
width, 89c, 50c a yard.
Shantung, excellent weight
for separate skirts . (35
inch), $1,60, $2, $2.50, $3.
Wash Satin for skirts, 86
inch, $2 and $2.25.' The
same -40 inches wide, $3.50
Every'- number is an extra
value. : Many cannot ' be
All-Linen Pattern Tabic Cloths
Two Special Prices
We have just opened two cases of Linens that
1 have been stored in the Omaha bonded ware
house. These were purchased two years ago at
40 to 50 less than today's prices. The
saving goes to you. , ,
, Four hundred 2x2-yard Pattern Cloths, $3.75
Three hundred 2x2-yard Pattern Cloths, $3.89
Everything for Baby
Just as the wee baby is the most important
member of the household, so is the: Baby
Shop one of our most carefully watched de
partments. It is so necessary that baby re-.
, ceive the best possible start in life. - Every
thing reauired for warmth and adornment is
here in this lovely storehouse of baby goods.
Mothers who delight in dainty garments will
find it a place of exceptional .interest
V And Modus Pries Always.
For Infanta, Six Month, One and Two Years
Dresses, Skirts, Gowns,
Cashmere Sacques, long Ki
monas, machine and hand
made, also hand embroid
Coats of cashmere, batiste,
crepe de chine and .Bilk
poplin, long or short styles.
Wash Cornell, silk linings,
in white and colors, for bon
nets; also rosettes and ex-'
Mrs. Emma Emery Dies at
The Age of Eighty Years
Mrs. Emma Emery, wife of Alfred
Emery, died Saturday morning at her
home. 811 North Twenty-ninth street,
following a jtroke ot paralysis, one
Vas 80 years old.
. Mrs. Hmery is survived By- tnree
sons, seven daughters, twenty-three
grandchildren and three great-grand
children. I he sons are lames ot
Jeanette, Pa.; Harry of : Julesburg,
Colo., and Peter of .Emerald, Neb.
The daughters are Mrs. Charlotte
Farrell of Phoenix. Ariz.: Mrs. Emma
Sharp of Lafayette, Ind.; Mrs. Chris
tina Lambert of St. Louis, Mrs. Mar
garet Jacobson of Kansas, Mrs. Kate
Lofthro of Malcolm, Neb.; Mrs. Lizzy
Mace of St. - Paul and Mrs. Mary
Hurst, 2734 Burt street, Omaha.
George Emery of the Omaha police
force is a grandson and Mrs. Jessie
Hurst of Omaha is a granddaughter.
School Credits to Boys -
Who Will Work on Farms
Hebron, Neb., April 28. (Special.)
Believing that food production is
of vital importance to the United
States in the present crisis, the
Hebron Board of Education has of
fered school credits to students of
the Hebron High school who will
volunteer for work on -farms. At
least half the young men of the high
school, have volunteered and are now
employed on various farms over the
Dead Body of Hermit
Farmer Found Near Hebron
Hebron, Neb., April 28. (Special.)
The body of Fred Brandon, av
bachelor farmer, was found this week
at his lonely, farm house six miles
west of Hebron. Brandon, who had
been in ill health for some time, had
apparently fallen forward on his face
while sitting on a chair at his home.
Brandon had lived alone on his farm
for thirty years.
mpson Tielden Store
Black Coating Silks in de
sired weights and qualities.
Many new Suiting Silks.
One distinctive fabric is
shadow-striped Satin Raye.
Plain Taffetas are very
good also. Suiting Silks
range in price from $1.50
to $3 a yard.
Have you visited the Wash.
Goods Section lately? Fresh
.arrivals have brought dis
plays up to a state of attrac
. tiveness that will interest
you immensely. ; .
Wash. .Flannels for" outing
wear. Two-toned and self
toned combinations, a new
departure." They ar$ not
the ordinary flannels, but
are very wide and of cor.
rect weight for separate
Crocheted Moccasins of silk
and wool. Kid Moccasins
and Soft oie Shoes.
Hand-made Bibs, plain ta
ble Bibs, Pillow Slips and
Sheets, singly or in matched
sets. ; ?:
Creeping Rompers, white
and colors. Diapers, Rub
ber Sheets and Quilted Pads
for cribs and small beds.
WIDE IN PURPOSE
By Popular Vote City Can Take
Over AH Public Utilities
- and Vote Bonds.
GIVES NEW POLICE STATION
Amendments to Omaha's charter,
passed by the Nebraska, legislature to
go into immediate eqect, empower
the city to condemn and take taver
by a majority' vote any municipal
public Utilities and give the city commission-
authority to issue sewer,
park and police station bonds with
out the consent of the voters,
i The amendment Kivintr the city
power to take over the public utilities
provides for a special condemnation
court consisting of three destrict
judges, who shall decided what price
shall be paid. Bonds for this purpose
may be issued by the commission.
The commission also is given the
right to increase sewer bonds from
$200,000 to $400,000 a year during 1M7
and 1918 and , increase park bonds
from $50,000 to $10,000. Permission
is piven for a new issue of $100,000 to
butld a new police station.
Amendments in Detail.
These amendments are in effect as
City, ubj.ot to a majority vott of th
people msvy condemn anil talc ovar water
work, i an, electric light and power or etraat
railway utilities. A, ipeolal condemnation
court, coneletlng of thraa die trie t judtei,
ona a real dan t of tha Oman district, le pro
vided for. This oourt mtvy summon wit
nssias, taka svtdenca and daolda what prlca
shall U paid.
Tha city may thsreaftar abandon tha pur
ohasa projsct by paying tha costs. Should
tha city elact to buy at tha prlca flxad, tha
utility corporation has alfhty days for ap
pealing to tha district court, Notwithstand
ing auch ftppaa) tha city ftiay at Ita option
The Inimitable Charm
In Apparel Modes for J
Spring and Summer- .
tions stand out for ,'
their simplicity, dig
nity and . distinction , . . ,
; ? One views' with pleasure a costume that
gives to the wearer an air of.ease and confi
' . ; dence, the poise of a well-dressed woman.
"''' It is neyer achieved by bizarre designs,;
freakish cut or loud colorings. Those are
merely in poor taste, and noticeable for
Our personal representative in New York''
City has access to the designers whose crea
tions are truly meritorious. But even in .
selecting from the best, from fifty offerings
we choose perhaps two that are really good.
Is Unique in the
Great Middle West.
From the Cheapest
to the Very Finest
French and English Laces In all
tha popular meshss, Filet Edges
and Insertions, both wide and
narrow; Venlse Edges and Band
ings, Linen and Cotton Torchon
Laces, Valenciennes Lac and In
sertions, all widths; Net Top Lace
Flouncing, Net Top Lace, five to
eighteen inches wide. . , '
Silk Boot Hose, black, white
and colors, 69c.
Silk Hose, with lisle tops
and soles, $1.25.
White Silk Hose, with,' a
stop-run top and double
Pure Thread Silk, in colors,
white and black, $1.75.
At Small Price - -
Roger and Gallet Lip Sticks, ISc
Bocabello Castile Soap (large
lergen't Violet Glycerine Soap, To
Tooth Brushes, for 5c.
Sachet Powder, 19c '
tsnder ha pure ha s pries and taka ovr tha,
My Isaus Honda.
Bonds may ba lasud for this purposs
wlihout aubmlaslnn to tha votars. Tha city
Is am towered to aatabilah and conduct s
municipal ooal yard, MlHng (ul to the In
habitants without profit.
Tha city commission Is empowered to
buy or condemn real aetata for parks,
streets and boulevards, net exceeding 110,
0p0 in one year, and tax proparty that la
benefited for portion of the aost, tha re
mainder to ba met by the Iseus of bonds.
General authority over atreet and public
Improve men te la given tha commissioners.
Including tha right to trim trees or cut
weeds, and tax the ovt thereof to tha prop
arty. Public comfort stations may be es
tablished and bond i Issued for that pur
pose, not exceeding IHO.OOO in oue year.
4nthoiized Bond Inereaso.
Increase In sewer bonds is authorised
from 1200,000 to $400,000 a year tn 191T
and 1111. and In park bonds from '50.000
to 1100,000 a year, not limited as to time.
and ons issue of 1X00,000 for a pollcs sta
tion, all without a popular vote.
Tne commission la empowered to approve
or reject platted Additions within three
mil's of thft f?ltv. savrstnt whora tha rtal
Estate is located in a different county or In
another city or vil ge.
The bill amends sactione 4104 ana 4ios,
revised statutes, and sections 4IS6, 4SV
4287, 4313, 4368, 4l8t, 4987, 430T, 4314, 1K
vised statutes, and chapter To session laws
Two State Institutions
Under One Management
(Froin a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) The
State Board of Control has con
solidated the state orthorpedic hospi
tal and the home for dependent chil- x
dren under one management and has
appointed Mrs. Benlrook, matron of
the orthorpedic hospital as matron of
both institutions. Sirs. Ollie Ainsler
of Steplehurst, an experienced insti
tution worker, will be supervisor of
the consolidated institutions.
Abandonment of the former policy
of sending for children when com
mitted to the home will be out in force
and instead counties will be required
to send .the children to the home, un
less in special cases.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
' Will Appear on
of June First
A wonderful yariety of
styles, shapes and colors
many absolutely exclusive
with Sorosis. ' '
Complete selection of High
Boots, in white, gray, ivory
champagne and black kid,
$9 to $14.
Pumps and Oxfords in all
seasonable colors and new
combinations, $5.50 to $9.
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