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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, ' MAY 8, 191
" ARE WIDE APART
Roosevelt Volunteer Amend
ment the Chief Point of
CAN'T AGREE ON AGE LIMIT
Washington, May 7. Conferees on
the war army bill in a four-hour dis
cussion today failed to reconcile dif
ferences and adjourned until tomor
row. Decided difference arose over the
senate Roosevelt volunteer army
Other differences included the sen
ate prohibition amendment and the
age limits of men subject to draft.
The lenate bill fixes the limits be
tween 21 and 27 and the house be
tween 21 and 40.
There was talk of a compromise by
which the senate would get the
Roosevelt volunteer amendment and:
the house the age limits, but it was
said there was nothing to make this
appear more than a possibility.
Hnnse conferees, who were among
the leading advocates of the volunteer
system is against the selective draft
when tne Dill passed tne nouse, nave
insisted they cannot now support the
volunteer provision by accepting the
Discussion is expected to continue
for several days before conferees
despair of an agreement.
Eight Thousand 'Jews Are
Driven From Homes in Jaffa
(New York, May 7. The entire
Jewish population of Jaffa, Palestine,
about 8,000 men, women and children
of many nationalities, were forced by
the Turks on April 1 to evacuate their
homes and flee from the city, accord
ing to a cablegram received here to
day by the provisional executive com
mittee for General Zionist affairs.
. The roads leading from Jaffa were
thronged with starving people, some
dying by the roadside and mutilated
bodies of rich Jews were found on the
sand dunes, the message said. .. Two
Jewi were hanged for opposing loot
ers. i Prior to the evacuation of Jaffa, the
message said, 300 Jews were deported
in "a cruel manner" from Jerusalem.
House Votes to Put Interned
Ships of Enemy Into Service
Washington, May 7. -The resolu
tion, already adopted by the senate,
authorizing the president to put into
ervice vessels of the enemy in Amer
ican ports, was adopted by the house
today without a record vote after an
II day debate.
Discussion revealed that there is a
secret clause in the agreement with
Denmark concerning the purchase of
the Danish West Indies, providing
that interned ihipt in the islands
would not be seired.
Administration leaders said it was
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Louisiana Sugar Crop
; Double That of 1915
Washington, May 7. The Louisiana
sugar crop of 1916 was practically
twice as great as the, crop of 1915.
Figures compiled by the Department
of Agriculture show the 1916 crop was
607,800,000 pounds, as against 275,
000,000 pounds in 1915. ...
J political Control Makes Public
Ownership of Railroads Dubious
Washington, May 7. Political con
trol in a democracy is one of the
evils that makes government owner
ship of railways of dubious value, W.
McAthworth of the British commis
sion which recently investigated Ca
nadian roads, told told the joint con
gressional committee investigating
transportation problems in the United
States. He said government owner
ship was unsuccessful in mast coun
tries that tried it.
"It is impossible," said McAth
worth, "to obtain satisfactory tesults
on government railways in a demo
cratic state, unless the management is
cut loose from direct political control.
Neither Australia nor any other coun
try with a democratic constitution
perhaps ari exception ought to be
made of Switzerland has succeeded
in maintaining a permanent severance.
In f ranee, Belgium ana Italy parlia
mentary interference has never been
abandoned for a moment.
The facts show that parliamentary
interference has meant running the
railways, not for the benefit of the
people ot large, but to satisfy local
and sectional or even personal inter
ests. They show further that under
parliamentary management it is easier
to get money for big schemes of new
construction than for Inconspicuous
day to day betterments and improve
ments which probably could produce
much greater public benefit."
Mr. McAthworth said some day the
people might decide to constitute a
branch of government to run the rail
roads which would not be subject to
popular interference and be independ
ent of parliamentary control. Such a
board, he said, might remove many
existing objections to government
MEET TO DISCUSS
' (ContlnutMl from Pat One.)
president of the Board of Regents of
t . state Diversity; D. P. Hogan,
president of the Federal Farm Loan
bank; James C. Dahlman and Frank
G. Odcll, of the Federal Farm Loan
The executive committee consists
of the foregoing, and: .,. W. Short
hill, chairman of the Farmers' Co-operative
Live Stock association; C. W.
Pugslcy. director of extension work
at the University of Nebraska; J. D.
Ream of Broken Bow; W. B. Tagg,
president of the Omaha Live Stock
exchange; Ballard Dunn, in charge of
the Western Association of Railways;
T. P. Reynolds, president of the
Omaha Central Labor union council;
Mrs. J. N. Paul of St. Paul, president
of the Nebraska Woman's Federation.
These are the things the committee
purpose to dor
Organize a vast efficiency body with
ramifications in every community
throughout the state.
Prevent duplication of effort and
utilize to the utmost every resource
that will increase the state's capacity,
to feed men and animals.
To co-ordinate the municipal gar
dening plans in cities, towns and ham
lets under the direction of experts
working in conjunction with the com
Stimulate the efforts of farmers to
increase acreage under cultivation and
teach city-bred persons on farms how
to get the most from their efforts. -,
Stop speculation in food stuffs.
Speed up business organizations so
that some of the workers can be re
leased for important duty elsewhere
without impairing efficiency.
Train women for effective work of
every kind from nursing the sick to
driving automobiles. '
Institute course of training In job
bing houses, public service corpora
tions and manufactories.
Prepare to place at the nation's dis
posal the largest possible number of
men for the army and navy.
Mobilize every resource that may
mean more food for the. men at the
front and the home guard,
Beginning Tuesday, May 22s mass
meetings will be held at the Omaha
municipal Auditorium, lasting until
Friday night. At these meetings the
-problem will be handled in .sections.
It will amount to a convention of
subcommittees and delegate-teachers-to-auxiliary-organizations
down the line.
At the opening meeiing Tuesday
Governor Neville will be the principal
speaker, jtnd will be followed by
others who will explain the details of
the plan. Following this, leaders of
eacj subcommittee will tell the audi
ence what is expected and how to get
Mayors of cities and towns will be
asked to appoint delegates to these
meetings, and these delegates, after
attending the mass school of instruc
tion, will become instructors and
leaders m the I parts assigned them.
The smallest communities in the state
are expected to send at least five to
On Wednesday the gardening prob
lem will be taken Up, and the audience
taught something about farming,
farm animals, etc. On Thursday will
be explained the elements of the dis
tribution plan, which will consider
speculation, economic handling and
buying, food boarding, etc. On Fri
day waste materials, food preserva
tion, balanced diets, etc., will be
taken up. ' '
Lloyd George Back From
French Capitol in Safety
London, May 7. Premier Lloyd
George and his colleagues, who have
been attending an allied war confer
ence in Paris, have returned to Lon
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When Itching Stopt
There is one safe, dependable treat
ment that relieves itching torture and
skin irritation almost instantly and that
cleanses and soothes the skin, r
Ask any druggist for a 25c or $1 bottle
of zemo and apply it as directed. Soon
you will find that irritations, pimples,
black heads, eczema, blotches, ringworm
and similar skin troubles will disappear.
A little zemo, the penetrating, satis
fying liquid, is all that is needed, for it
banishes all skin eruptions arid makes
the skin soft, smooth and healthy. '
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you ire below par if for example,
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Nujol helps keep you free from con
stipation and from the laxative habit
as well. It does not upset the ordinary
processes of digestion and assimilation.
It does not irritate, but by internal
lubrication facilitates normal move
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health, the only sure foundation of a
As Nujol is not a physic but a lubricant,
it does not gripe or upset the system.
Being tasteless, it Is not unpleasant to
take. v . ; ...
The Standard 03 Company (New,
Jersey) has used Its world-wide re
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Witnesses! for Plaintiff State
Facts Different From Evi
LAWYERS 'iN HOT WRANGLE
The $25,000 alienation suit brought
by Ralph Antisdel,' 1309 South Thirty
first street, plow expert, against J.
Harry Osborne, president of the Os
borne Realty company and a resident
of the fashionable Field club district,
in Judge Troup's court, "blew up"
when the judge, at a motion of the
plaintiff, took the case from the jury.
Antisdel, a young married man. al
leged tliaty Mr. Osborne, gray-haired
real estate operator, alienated his
The case was begun at 9 o'clock in
the morning and Judge Troup took it
from the jury at 3 o'clock in the, aft
In making the motion counsel for
Antisdel said that "the two principal
witnesses testified just opposite from
what the"y told us they would."
Ihey never nad a case in tne hrst
place; it was just a clear case of black
mail, retorted W. J. Connell, chief
counsel for Mr. Osborne.
Freauent and bitter wrangles be
tween opposing batteries of lawyers
marked the opening of the case.
ine testimony ot tne hrst witness,
Mrs. Bessie Antisdel, wife of the
young plow man, proved both a legal
bombshell and a boomerang in the
camp of the husband's attorneys.
Wife Denies Charge.
She strenuously denied that she had
ever been automobile riding with Os
borne. She declared the only rela
tions she had had with him were those
of business man and his client. She
testified she had talked with him
about a real estate transaction, but
had never "visited him."
A brazen attemDt at blackmail
thundered W. T. Connell. chief counsel
for Osborne, in his opening arguments
to the jury. "We will show," he said,
shaking a finger at Antisdel's attor
neys, "that the only trouble, in the
Antisdel household was caused by the
husband himself and that this case is
merely an effort to extort money from
a man of hig'i standing in tfie com
munity," ' ' . I
Antisdel's attorneys told the jury
that Mr. Osborne's alleged attentions
to the young wife brought about sep
aration between the couple. i
The Antisdels were married in
Omaha September 11, 1916. They sep
arated about a month later.
' On the witness stand pretty Mrs.
Antisdel, nattily attired in a tailored
suit, testified that "her husband's peo
ple were chiefly instrumental in caus
ing trouble between them."
' He made fun of me in the presence
of his grandma, his aunt, father and
two brothers," She said.
After Mrs. Antisdel had repeatedly
refused to answer questions put by
her husband's attorneys, the plow ex
pert's counsel told the judge she was
a "hostile witness."
"They're trying to impeach their
own witness," roared Lawyer Connell.
Another witness was Mrs. Anna
Bernhardt, 2506 South Twenty-first
street, mother of the young wife, with
whom she has made her home since
she and her husband separate '
Antisdel is employed at the Oliver
Chilled Plow works.
Mr, Osborne is associated with his
two sons in the real estate business. He
and Mrs. Osborne were on their an
nual trip to Florida when the aliena
tion suit was filed against him last
"A rank attempt at blackmail," was
his comment on the case.
Nebraskans Asked to Aid in
Relief of Blind Soldiers
New York, May 7. (Special.)
The A. B. F. B. Permanent Blind
Relief War Fund for Soldiers and
Sailors is the first organization of
the kind to receive the distinguished
patronage of the president of the
United States, who has just consented
to head the American section of the
fund. Governor Whitman and Mayor
Mkchell have consented to serve in
the capacity of honorary vice presi
dents. . .
The finance committee consists ot
Otto H. Kahn, George A. Kessler,
Edmund L. Baylies and Frank A.
Vanderlip. They recently cabled the
French committee a guarantee of 200,
000 francs annualy for the next five
years. . .
The executive committer teen
sure that a new impetus will be given
to the work in his country and that
the hearts of Americans will respond
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