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Japanese Ambassador Cables
Government Exact Intentions
of United States Toward
- ,i China,
Washington, Jane IS. Atmaro
Sato, Japanese ambassador, discussed
with Secretary Lansing today the
scope ind purpose of the coming
Japanese diplomatic mession, which
is expected to place the relations of
the two countries on a better basis.
All the complex diplomatic questions
concerning the revolutionired far
east will be gone Into, it was stated.
The recent misunderstanding in
Japan over America's note urging the
Chinese factions to restore order was
stated afterward to have been cleared
up. Ambassador Sato has cabled his
government that the false text carried
in the Tokio Asahi from its New York
correspondent was not an actual note
from this government, but merely the
comment of some Washington corre
spondent uponit
Britons Take Hundred
Thousand War Prisoners
London. June 15. More than
100,000 prisoners have been taken by
the British during the war, James
Ian Macpherson, parliamentary sec
retary to the war office, announced in
the House of Commona today.
Up to the end of last May 76,067
Prisoners were taken on the western
ront, to which must be added at least
8,000 for the month of June. In
Mesopotamia 10,900 prisoners have
been taken since July, 1916. In Egypt
the number of prisoneri taken since
July 1, 1916, is approximately 8,739.
On the western front the British
armies have captured 434 guns since
July 1, 1916. In Mesopotamia 132
guns have been taken since the begin
ning of the war, exclusive of those
lost at Kut-EI-Amara and subsequent
ly recaptured. In Egypt eighteen
guns have been taken.
The territory regained by the Brit
ii on the western front since July
1, 1916, amounts to 600 square miles.
Sterling Would Know
About Army Contracts
(From Stmff Corrwpondeat.
Washington, June IS. (Special Tel
egram.) Senator Sterling, South
Dakota, introduced a resolution today
directing military affairs committee to
investigate certain contracts made in
connection with building of new army
cantonment. The resolution calls
for sweeping inquiry to contracts
themselves, material used, wages paid
and other mattera in order to give the
senate an appreciative idea of
methoda employed in establishment of
these camps for soldiera.
Liberty Loan Bonds
Oversubscribed at
Lsast One Billion
(f u.ll.u mm ! Om.1
TER Probably will be ..Iwl.d by
Secretary Daniels as commander
of the Atlantic fleet to succeed
Admiral Henry T. Mayo, who it
toon to be retired.
I n I
jld vuraaHAitza. tHi
Butte Strikers Ask for
A Federal Investigation
Butte. Mont., June IS. A commit
tee from the Metal Mine Workers' un
ion, whose demands tor higher wages
and improved working conditions
were refused yesterday, was expected
to see United states District Attor
ney B. K. Wheeler today and ask
him to request President Wilson to
send representative of the Depart
ment of Labor tn Butte to investi
gate working conditions in the mine.
i The new unipn's demands were
announced today lor tne nrst lime Dy
John McCarthy, chairman of the
Metal Mine Workers union, who pre
sented them to the employers. The
demands are for recognition of the
union. So for the daily wage of un
derground workers, examination of
mines monthly and improved working
conditions. ,
Several mines that were shut down
because of the fire in the North
Butte Mining company properties re
sumed work today. It is said by
mining men that at least 3,000 miners
in Butte are not working.
Man Refusing to Buy
Bonds Loses His Job
Tampa, Fla., June 15. Ernest Kre-
her, president of a shipbuilding com
pany here, whose refusal to subscribe
to the Liberty loan, caused a strike
of ship yard employes, has resigned
at a call meeting of the company's
board of directors. After electing t
new president and directors instructed
him to purchase Si.vw worth ot Lib
erty bonds.
Tekse Hortford's Aflld Plimphete
and reltav the neftdaoh due to mental
atralo. worry or ovorwork. Non-slcoholle.
Bur e ooltu. Advartlaomont.
War Budget Bill Allows Gov.
ernment to Pick Up Steel
erobant Vessels Now
Being Built.
Washington, June IS. The vast
amount of steel merchant shipping un
der construction in American yards
probably 2,000,000 tons will be taken
over immediately by the government
under power granted in a provision
of the war budget bill signed today
by President Wilson.
The announcement was made today
at a conference of the country's steel
ship builders with the shipping board
and its emergency fleet corporation.
Shipping now on the yards will be
hurried to completion by the' institu
tion of a system of double and triple
working shifts and when the ways are
cleared of present contracts the fleet
corporation will begin construction ot
its great fleet of standardized vessels.
Men from Torpedoed
Ship Nearly Starve
London, June 15. Two further in
stances of the inhumanity of German
submarine methods have just been
published. Ten members of the crew
of the British steamer Kariba, which
was torpedoed without warning 230
miles from land on April 13, were
picked up after twelve days spent in
an open boat. For seven days they
had been without food and two of the
survivors died after their rescue.
Another boat with twenty-one men
has not been heard from and it is
feared it was lost with all on board.
The British steamer Caithness was
torpedoed without warning on April
19, while 240 miles from land. The
captain and twenty men were drown
ed and the remainder of the crew
were found in a capsized boat on
which they had drifted for aixteen
days without food. Only two were
alive when the boat was picked up.
Expect Vote on Priority
Shipment Legislation Today
Washington, June IS. After an
other day of fruitless discussion of
the bill empowering the president to
order priority in railroad transporta
tion of troops, war supplies and ne
cessities, administration leaders to
night planned to force a final vote on
the measure tomorrow if possible.
Opponents of the bill privately ad
mitting thta they have been opposing
it not only because of its provisions,
but chiefly to block the waiting food
control legislation, promise continued
opposition. ,
Italian Mission Passes
From South Into West
Memphis, Tenn, June 15. The
Italian war mission, on a tour of the
country passed through from the
south to the west tonight, when they
left for St Louis after a day of enter
tainment and sightseeing here.
rd out thiat in each district the farm
ers have not Varveated their crops
and therefore ae not in as strong
a position to ansver the call as they
will be after the harvest.
Districts in which i located the
; great industrial plants of the country
reflected e tremendous demsnd for
the so called baby bonds. The $S0
issue will be by far the most popular,
it is believed. The total number of
subscribers to ell denominations, It Is
estimated, will exceed 2,500,000. This
. is ten times the number of persons In
the entire, nation who hold securities
of any other sort.
Small Allotments Fast
The small investor, officials de
clared today, is to receive the full
amount of his subscriptions. Every
$50 and $100 bond subscribed for, it
- u tn K !anrf This ores
ages a widespread paring down of
i : j i
- great inuiviuieu ouuai iiiv. .nmfflimliv Avincr the Ameri
can flag from the Philippine to the
Virgin islands subscribed to the loan.
Fairbanks, Alaska, the most northern
town on the continent, sent e gener
ous subscription. From the Pansms
ranal zone subscriptions totaled $250,-
000. r
Tidal Wave at Finish.
New York has over subscribed its
quota to the Liberty loan by many
hundreds of millions of dollars. Al
though at the closing hour of noon
.the tabulators were at least six hours
behind in recording the tidal wave of
subscriptions that have been pouring
in since yesterday, it was estimated
the total part:cipation of the New
York Federal rese've district would
amount to at least $1 200,000,000.
The first sale of the bonds on the
-New York stock exchange was at
par and 1.5U. Later one 101 oi
, 000 sold at 99 and 49-SOths. The next
sale was again at par.
The Weather
Temrtar at Omaha rwterdaj.
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10 ft. I U
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1 p. ID 8
3 p. m....... 7
1 p. m... TO
4 p. m.. ...a 71
t p. nr.., . 70
p. m T
1 p. m.t
p. m l
Conpeufttlft) LocaU Record.
. 1MT. 1116. Ui'. 1114
RlfbMt ytterdr..f 71 73 13. fl
UwMt yfltehlay.,,, 4t M H 64
Mean temperatara.,.. 0 Iff 70 TO
FrocplUtlon ........ .00 T T .00
TempereUur and precipitation departure
from tbl normal at Omaha yeaUnUyi
Normal tamptratura. . Tt
Ifeflclancy (or th- day... IS
Total deficiency ftlneo March I..... 138
Normal precipitation .10 Inch
Deficiency for tha day .10 Inch
Total rainfall ilnca March ..11.11 Inches
Kxcoaa tinea March 1... S.OIInchea
Ueflclenoy for cor. ported. 1111. 4.40 Inchei
Deficiency for cor. parlod. 101ft. l.Tilocbaa
Beporta Frota Station at 1 F. M.
Station and Btata Tamp, Ttfh lUtn
of Weather.' -' T p. m. oat fall,
of Weather. T p. nu tat. fall.
Cheyenne, clear. 70 , 74 .00
Itavenprt. pari cloady. 01 CS .00
Denver, clear.... TO 70 .00
Dea Mo Inc., clear 00 48 00
Lander, clear..... 00 81 . .00
North Platte, pt cloudy TS OS .00
Omaha, clear 71 .00
Pueblo, olear 70 78 .00
fcauld City, clear...... 10 o .00
Hanta He, clear 7S 00 .00
ttheradaa, part cloudy.. 10 IS .00
01oux City, clear 70 78 .00
T" indicate trace; f precipitation,-
' I JL WELSH, Meteorologist.
EN, They're HERE!
The classiest and niftiest lino of
Straw Hats ever shown in the city.
The shapes are those favored for
this season. Pick yours tomorrow.
All $5) AU
Styles U Shapes
Buy Your
Here and
These Values Cannot Ba Duplicated in Omaha
1421 Douglas Street
Just a Few St.p. From 15th St.
(Continued from Page One.)
at Beaton's, Saturday
With Every Purchase In Any Department
60c Hays' H..lth 2Se
60c Durham Duplex Razor and
Blad Be
2 Bo Lustrit. Neil Enamel.. 16c
BOe Syrup ot Figs J4e
25c Mennen'e Talcum Powder,
for U
2 Be Colgate's Talcum Powder,
all odors 1S
$1.00 Bingo Tablet, for the
nerves S7o
25c Graves' Tooth Powder. 14a
50c Doan's Kidney Pills... S9o
60c Sloan's Liniment S9o
60c Orazin Tooth Paste... 34.
26c Sanitol Tooth Paste.,. 16.
26c Mentholatum IS.
25c Woodbury's Fecial Soap,
for 1
$1.00 S. S. S 79.
60c Kodol Dyspensia 34c
25c DeWitt's Little Early Ris
ers, for ....16c
25; Beaton's Cascara Tonic
liver Pills 16.
60c DeMars' Bensoin end Al
mond Lotion 25e
60c Nadinola Cream Z7
60c Egyptian Face Powder, 27e
$1.00 Teniae 79.
, Mail Orders Receive
Films D.v.lopcd Free
Prints, 814x314 3c
Prints, 2ttx4U 4c
Postal Cards 6c
(Post Paid)
We rent Cameras at 10c per
$2.60 Cameras ....$1.60
25c Photo Albums 15c
M. Q. Developer, 6 for.... 25c
Most complete line of Phots
Supplies in the west. Write us
for quotations.
Cenklin'. S.lf.Fillini Fountain
Penh Always reliable. Always
ready. Once Conklin Pen, el- '
ways a Conklin owner. From
$2.50 to $10.00
We are agents In Omaha for
Conklin and Waterman Foun
tain Fens.
$1.75 Djerkiss Extract, per
ounce $1.00
$2.25 Houbigant'e Idee) Ex
tract, per ounce $1.59
$2.60 Mary Garden Extract,
per ounce , $1.69
Our Prompt Attention.
15th and Farnam.
keen that the imposing of the pro
posed great increases in tax valua
tions would cause an actual lost of
business to the city of Omaha and
Douglas county.
"The tax valuation of the
city rf Omaha compares very favor
ably indeed with those of other cities
and to unduly increase the valuations
in Cmaha would of necessity result
in other .cities being favored for
branch establishments by manufac
turers and large eastern jobbers.
"Under all of the circumstances we
rsspcctfully petition your honorable
body not to increase the personal tax
valuations in the general manner pro
posed; but we do not wish to be un
derstood as questioning the propriety
of examining into such individual
cases where appropriate increases
might be justified.
"If. uoon careful study, it should
be found that she personal tax valua
tion should be increased in Douglas
county, it is respectfully submitted
that a gradual per year increase would
be the fairest and soundest method to
be employed."
Fraser Scores Fitzgerald.
"You, "said W. A. Fraser, sovereign
commander of the Woodman of the
World, addressing the county as
sessor, "since you have been in of
fice, have done more to injure the
business Interests of Omaha than can
be overcome in ten years."
Mr. Fraser made a return of $3,000
on his personal property and was
notified by the county assessor that
he had been raised to $7,500, and went
before the board to protest. After
hearing Mr. Fraser the equalization
board, by vote of 5 to 2, fixed
his assessment at $3,175.
Corporations, big wholesale houses,
factories and business houses raised
to diizy figures by the county asses
sor are knew to be preparing to fight
the raises to the finish.
No hearings have as yet been held
on any of the big boosts involving
hundreds of thousands, snd in some
cases, millions of dollars.
Of the 175 protests, which were
compromised upon in most cases and
the county assessor's figures sustained
in only a few instances, heard and
passed upon by the board in the last
four days, practically all have been
schedules involving comparatively
small amounts.
At the present rate of hearing pro
tests, it would take the equalization
board several months to hear them '
The time provided by law for the
board to sit is twenty days. Members
of the board believe it will be im
possible to hear even a small percent
of the protests by the last of the
month. The board began work June
The equalization board sessions are
costing the county about $12 an hour.
During the first three days protests
involving from $75 to $150 took up the
time of the board for as much as a
a half hour.
Taxpayers wait in line to protest
the raises made by the county as
sessor. Military Property Issued to
Minnesota Guard Missing
St Paul, Minn., June 5. Late to
day Governor Burquist announced
that shortages of more than $38,000
and perhaps as much as $50,0000 of
government military property issued
to the Minnesota National Guard are
disclosed by an investigation of 1916
recorda completed today in the office
of Adjutant General Fred B. Wood.
Bee Want-Ads Produce Results.
Quality Silks and Dress Fabrics
Present Many Special Values Saturday
Imported Pongee, 69c
33 inches wide, natural
color; a good weight that
launders well.
Heavy Tub Shirtings,
(1.25 Values, 98c a yard
A choice range of new
styles and good colors, 32
inches wide.
Crepe de Chine, $1.39
Ivory, flesh and pink, 40
inch, good weight.
Colored Shantungs, $1.49,
Formerly Sold to $3 yard
Buy Shantungs for that
sport blouse and skirt
best for the purpose; col
ors navy, rose, citron,
Kelly green, gray and
Novelty Wash Skirtings,
25c Gabardines; regular
85c qualities at this price.
English Voiles, 59c A
fine quality, usually sold
for 75c. Comes in an ex
cellent range of colors; 40
inches wide
SATINETTE The new material for Bathing Suits. It
has a high satin finish and looks like silk black and
ivory, in fast colors, 33 inches wide, 75c a yard.
hehompson Belden Store
Have You Seen
"The Man of Galilee"
A Marvelous
$70,000 Painting
Now on Exhibition
on Our Main Floor
i !' Imnnaaihl tn
Describe all the Collars
Women will find Georgettes,
nets, org$ftfiies and piques
in a most exceptional assort
ment for suits and linen
Collar and enff sets in or
gandie, pique and Georgette.
Besides Georgette and net
vests, jabot collars and linen
The Blouse Store
Myriads of wash blouses, of
colors and materials to suit
every fancy. Popular prices,
95c, $1.95, $2.50, $2.95.
Georgettes do not wane in
the eyes of the best dressed
women. Profuse, indeed,
are the attractive blouses for
$8.50, $9.50, $10.50, $12.50.
One Hundred Fifty
New White Hats
Saturday, $3.50
Just the sort summer days
demand, are ready for mi
lady's choosing, at this small
White milan hemp, new
white satin, as well as tail
ored sport hats of Panama.
It's a pleasure to select from
such a variety.
Second Floor
Such Cool Dresses
Voiles, daintily embroidered ;
imported nets, English and do
mestic ginghams, tissues, Geor
gettes and linens, all so sum
mery and gay with clever
shades and skillfully designed
in a refreshingly new manner.
A very attractive collec
tion is priced at $15.
The price range be
ing $7.50 to, $55.
New Wash Skirts w
So practical, but attractive
in both style and fabric, as
suring the utmost in service
at a moderate cost
$5, $6.50, $7.50.
In These Bathing
Suits Soon
Jersey cloth and mohair one
and two-piece suits, in black,
navy and colors, with strik
ing trimmings of Kelly
green, red, black and white.
Also solid shades of heather,
gold, purple, cardinal and
white. $2 to $6.25.
Black cotton tights, 85c.
Caps, either all rubber or
cloth with rubber linings,
plain colors and fancy ef
fects, 35c up.
Bathing shoes, in white,
black and colors to harmon
ize with the suits.
Children s bathing suits, in
2 to 14 year sizes.
Third Floor
A Complete Store
for Needleworkers
The popularity of knitting is
bringing women to this store
because they are thoroughly
well instructed here in all
phases of the work.
Knitting Needles Steel, am
ber and bone; correct size
for all styles of work.
Extensive assortments of the
Beit Yarns to be found on
the market.
Third Floor.
Hosiery of Like Quality
Has Seldom Sold
For So Little
"The Family Hose" of black
silk lisle with colored tip
ping to avoid confusion, a
style that needs no introduc
tion to Omaha women who
have known it so favorably.
An excellent wearing 50c
hose, Saturday, for one day
only, 39e a pair.
Eiffel pure dye silk hose, lisle
tops and soles, white and black.
$1.25 regularly, Saturday, $1.
Children's black silk lisle hose1,
sizes 5 to 8H, 35c quality, Sat
urday, 25c.
Infants' and Children's Socks,
a very large assortment, 29c
A Day of
Special Prices
On These Well-Known
Toilet Articles
Babcock's Corylopsia
Talcum, 10c
Massatta Talcum, 10c.
Bocabello Castile Soap,
79c a bar.
Hygienic Cold Cream, in
one-pound jars, 69c
tream De Meridor, 18c
Pebeco Tooth Paste, 29c
Ribbons for Hats
New gros grain, picot edge and
moire ribbons, now to much in
vogue for milan and panama hats,
in great variety of summer
Ts th Right
As Ysu EnUr
Women's Summer
Gauze envelope chemise
suits, white, 65c; pink, 75c
Fine ribbed lisle union suits,
low neck, fitted or wide
Jcnees, $1.25.
Pumps, $3.95 and $4.95
Short lines of this season's
styles, all from regular stock
Gray, Ivory, Champagne,
Blue, Bronze, Black and
Patent Leathers.
An early selection is advis
able, as we haven't all sizes.
Sold Formerly up to $7.
Summer in the
Men's Shop
Smartest Ties You
Ever Saw
To wear with your new shirts.
To help you enjoy the summer
season. Fbur-in-hands made of
regular silk shirtings, heavy
broadcloths, crepe de chine and
tub silks. Strines and plain
shades. Also English foulards
and ramchundas in four-in-hand
and bows; Grenadines and pon
rees. Nowhere will you find such
good styles.
New! Manhattan Shirts
Patterns that will appeal to the
man of good taste. Come to
"The Men's Shop" for silk
shirts. We are showing quali
ties that stand the test, sizes
13tt to 18. Also 36 and 37
Inch sleeves In stock.
Jewelry for Men
Links for French Cuffs. Fins
and bar links for soft collars.
Many new effects worth see
ing. A full assortment of Jew
elry for evening dress wear, too.
A Summer of Comfort
Begins with soft collars. Put
on a style that suits you. Have
either round, square or pointed
corners, high,' medium or low,
just as you prefer. Choose from
silk, madrxs, pique or Oxford,
Earl and Wilson, Triangle and
Arrow makes.
For fifty cents we have a new
Delpark soft collar and it's a
The Man's Shop
The Economy of Quality Is lore in Evidence Every Day
The Clothes of a Summer Day
Coats for Dress
and Motor Wear ,
Linen and mixtures, $6.75 to
$35. For motoring is this new
full length waterproof of light
weight mixture ; a clever belt
ed style, priced $25.
Hand in Hand With
Plans for Summer Travel
Is This Sale Event
The appeal of these reductions
hand tailored suits, priced as
low as $14.75.
Woolen coats in the clearaway
for as little as $10.50.
A Small Charge for Alterations.