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SENATE TO LIMIT
SCOPE OF FOOD BILL
Indications that it Will Apply
Ooly to Feed for; Men and
Animals, Fuel and
Washington; July 19. A compro
mise food control bill drafted in bi
partisan conference of leaders waa
adopted by the senate today by a
vote of 60 to 16 as a substitute for
administration measures. It provides
that only feeds, foods and fuels, in
cluding kerosene and gasoline, shall
be placid under government control
and administered by a board of food
administration of three salaried
members, instead of a single indi
Washington, July 19. Confinement
of government control legislation in
the food bill to foods, feeds and fuels,
including kerosene and gasoline, was
forecasted today when in what was
regarded as a test vote, the senate re
jected 44 to 28 an amendment by Sen
ator Kenyon of Iowa to "extend con
trol to iron, ore and its products,
hemp, binding twine, farm imple
ments and tools.
Preparatory to voting on many
amendments to the food bill today,
several senators formally offered in
dividual amendments to various sec
tions of the measure.
Senator Gronna introduced one to
increase the proposed minimum guar
anteed price of wheat from $1.75 to
$2 a bushel, payable at the five princi
pal primary markets and designed to
net .the farmer around ?i.B3.
An amendment was offered by Sen
ator Kenyon extending government
control to iron ore and its products,
including steels, binding twine, farm
implements and tools. It had the sup
port of a considerable group.
Senator Gronna appealed to the cot
ton farmers to support his amend
ment and Senator Vardaman sug
gested that a minimum price of 20
cents a pound for cotton would agree
with a minimum of $2 a bushel for
Senator Newlands said the "cap
tains of industry have failed to meet
the responsibilities of the war." He
declared the teel industry, particular
ly, had refused even to lower prices to
the government and proposed to get
from the public the highest prices it
Implied endorsement was given
Herbert C Hoover today by the sen
ate when by a viva voce vote it re
jected an amendment by Senator Reed
of Missouri, to have the food control
bill administered by a board of five
instead of three members. .
AT ACUTE STAGE
(Continued From Fait One.)
deorivmar the government of the sun
port of the revolutionary democracy.
On the other hand, the resignation of
cabinet makes, it imperative for de
mocracy to redetermine its attitude
regarding the organization of power.
Therefore, general assembly coun
cils of workmen . and soldiers and
peasants must be convoked, and such
assembly will meet within a fortnight
hence to discuss the organization
which is to replace the cabinet minis
ters. Meantime all power must be
concentrated in the present govern
ment, which must act in conformity
with the decisions reached at the last
Serious Trouble Expected.
Stockholm, July 19, Monday's
events in Petrograd and the extent of
armed disaffection were forecast near
ly a month ago by M. Pereveizetf,
Russian minister of justice. In an in
terview with a correspondent of a
Stockholm paper he said: -
"I am convinced that the Botsheviki
troops will soon carry their activities
to a crisis, compared where with all
their previous crimes will be a mere
trifle. When that day comes, it will
come soon, it will be time to make a
final reckoning with this lawless ele
ment We reckon that the Bolshevikis
already have two machine gun regi
ments of desperate men who sleep
with cannons beside their beds."
Ruble Drops Four Points.
Monday riots in connection with
the resignation of Finance Minister
Shinkaroff, which is generally con
sidered here to indicate a critical fi
nancial situation in Russia, caused
a drop in the ruble exchange rate of
four points to 69.
Active Bolshevik! propaganda work
is being conducted here, especially
among returning Russian emigrants
by various agents of Socialist Le
mne's faction, including especially two
women. One of them accompanied
Robert Grimm, the socialist interna
tionalist and German agent, from
Switzerland through Germany to Rus
sia in May. He was expelled from
Russia as a result of efforts on the
part of the GermaniVto conclude a
peace with Russia.
Moscow Suppresses Demonstrations.
Moscow, July 18. The local coun
cil ; of the workmen's and soldiers'
delegates, after a discussion of the
disturbances in Petrograd, by a vote
of 442 against 242 decided not to al
low street demonstrations in Moscow.
The Maximalists, who desired armed
demonstrations in the city, protested
that the council was placing obstacles
in the way of their participating in
current political life and quit the hall.
Garbage Bids Are Given
Approval by the Council
The city commissioners have dis
posed of the garbage situation in a
manner which they believe will prove
The city legal department was au
thorized to enter into contracts whh
Carl Sprenson, Erne and Newman,
Omaha Hog Raisers' association,
James Whelan and Steve Bolgar, for
various districts, according to their
The city will receive a premium of
nearly $12,000 a year through this
Chamberlain'i Tablet! for Indigestion
In a recent letter to the manufac
turers Mrs. P. Frazier, East St. Louis,
Mo., states: "I have never used any
thing equal to Chamberlain's Tablets
for indigestion and biliousness. I
have also heard a great miny'of 'my
friends praise them highly." Adr.
MORE "FRIGHTFULNESS" German "frightfulnes.'Vorks
in devious ways its terrors to inapire. Its latest campaign de
trice is a new gas mask which gives the head of the wearer the
appearance of a prehistoric monster. The mask shown above
was found in a captured trench and donned by a poilu for
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Germans and Austrian! Throw
Reserves into Fray to Pre
vent Rolling: Up of the ,
Entire Line. -
(AuooUUd Pro War Samnwry.)
While the world today is awaiting
with keen interest the declaration of
Germany's policey which the new im
perial chancellor, Dr. George Mi
chaelis, is expected to deliver in the
Reichstag, the military forces of the
belligerents for the moment are en
gaged in infantry operations of major
importance only along the front in
eastern Galicia. '
Reports from this theater of intense
activity have indicated a lessening in
the speed of the Russian drive. There
has even been a recession at one point
where Austrian and German reserves
have been thrown into the fray in an
effort to stop .the Russian onrush
which wai threatening to roll up the
entire Austro-German line from Ga
licia down through the Roumanian
mountains and plains.
Otherwise the French front in
northern France presents the most
notable feature! of momentary inter-,
est. Few days pass without an effort
on the part of the Germans to get
back some of the valuable territory
which was wrenched from them in
the spring offensive, or to make local
inroads elsewhere on 'the French
A new Held was chosen for an at
tempt of thia sort last night, the first
really sharp attack for some time in
the field of the great Hindenburg re
treat of last March being delivered
just to the south of St. Quentin.
The crown prince chose a front
nearly a half mile in extent, where
the French occuoied a hillock to the
east of Gauchy. General Fetain's
forces were taken aback at first by
the intensity of the drive and yielded
some ground in the first line. They
rallied quickly, however, and drove
the Germans out of the greater part
of the occupied positions.
Draft Census Based On
Washington, July 19. In response
to Senator Brandegee a resolution
calling for an explanation of the cen
sus bureau's population estimates to
establish quotas for the forthcoming
army draft, secretary Kedheld today
submitted a report to the senate show
ing that the estimates were based
upon actual registration figures , in
each state and subdivision.
( He pointed out that the large es
timates for certain localities partic
ularly industrial centers, was ac
counted for by the abnormal gather
ing of men of draft age at those
places for work in munitions plants.
The resolution was introduced
after several senators had charged
that the population of northern cities
had been "padded" and the southern
estimates correspondingly reduced.
In computing the population the
secretary explained that the total reg
istration as shown by the preliminary
telegraphic returns, 9,659,382 was
divided by the total population of the
United States, exclusive of Alaska,
as estimated by the census bureau,
103,635,300, in order to obtain the
proportion which the registrants rep
resented of the total population.
Omaha Musician Named for
Chief Musician of Sixth
Robert J. Webb, well known Omaha
musician, has been recommended by
ters company as chief musician of the
inqy oixm regimental Dana. .
Webb has had considerable expe
rience with Omaha bands, having
been m,mh sf (da Vm.rtU VT.
braska band and of George Green's
.s.......wll, uciui c turning to
Omaha he was chief musician of the
Michigan military band at Orchard
Other members recommended for
promotion in the band were as fol
low: . Jess A. Ratchford, assistant
band leader; John A. Waidley, ser
geant bugler; Charles T. Burns, ser
geant, and Ernest Wright, lergeant.
As recommendations by command
in tt itffWri ar in mn
W ' MtWOfc V.JVI 3 gtUU
as the promotions, friends feel cer
tain inai me men recommended by
Cant a in Madffett will K
HEW POISON WEED
IS FATALTO STOCK
Heifer and Oolt Both Stricken
With Malady Which Veter.
inarian Says May Be
That Douglas county's live stock
may be threatened by an unidentified,
but deadly poisonous weed is a fear
expressed by Dr. G. H. Young, Oma
ha veterinarian and member of the
state board of veterinary surgeons.
In the last four days Dr. Young
has encountered two cases where
nerves in the limbs of animals feed
ing in pasture have become so para
lyzed that they could not stand upon
The first case Dr. Young encount
ered was that of a healthy young
heifer on p. C, Bradford's .farm at
Forty-ninth and Grover streets. The
heifer could not stand at all. Dr.
Young attempted to prop the animal
up, but it immediately sank to the
ground again. The nerves jn the limbs
were totally dead.
Thinks Poisonous Weed.
The heifer was healthy and fat in
all respects except the legs. This,
coupled with the fact that the animal
has been feeding in pasture; led Dr.
Young to believe that a poisonous
weed was the cause.
There is a weed which deadens the
brain of animals. It is the senecio
jacobae. commonly known as ragwort,
and is known to exist in Nebraska.
This weed, however, does not affect
the spinal cord, which leads Dr.
Young to believe that perhaps s pois
onous weed hitherto unknown is
growing in Nebraska this year.
The second case was encountered
by Dr. Young later. It was a pony
owned bysH. H. Young, Forty-sixth
and Luming streets, when propped
to its feet it would rock in a manner
very similar to a child's rocking horse
and then sink to the ground. Like
the heifer, it apparently was sound
of mind and of body except for one
front leg and one back leg. It had
also been feeding on pasture.
May Prove Fatal.
The disease, unless attended to
within a very short time after it is
contracted, will prove fatal, 'Dr.
Young declares. "The heifer, the
veterinarian said, "probably wilt die.
It may live thirty days, but it will be
little more than a skeleton and even
tually will succumb. The pony evi
dently has just contracted the dis
ease and it may be possible to save
it, although the disease is unprece
dented and therefore more or less
puzzling, so I could not even say to
it. It is s very peculiar disease. Both
animals were healthy and fat and the
brain seemed normal, but the nerves
in the limbs were totally dead and
could not support any weight. I be
lieve it must be caused by a poison
ous weed, but what weed would have
such an effect I have no idea."
Torpedo Passes Within
Two Feet of Steamship
An Atlantic Port, July 19. The ex
perience of watching a torpedo from
a German U-boat which took part in
sinking the American oil tanker John
D. Archbold skim along the length
of his own ship about two feet away
and pass on harmlessly was related
here today by a sea captain who re
turned on a French ship with his
crew after delivering a steamer built
on the Great lakes to its French pur
chasers. The captain said he was watching
the sinking of the Archbold, which
occurred June 16, when sud
denly a submarine periscope was
sighted off his own bow- and he
swerved his ship sharply. The course
of a torpedo, he said, was plainly visi
ble as it passed. By this time his
gunner! opened fire, sending four
shells at the U-boat.
The last shell, he said, made a great
splash, which was followed by a
cloud of vapor, and the submarine dis
appeared. He believed ' the . U-boat
was destroyed. - ' 1
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
And Party Arrive at Paris
Paris, July 19. Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, jr., arrived from New York
today and was greeted by the prefect
of the department in behalf of the
French government American naval
and medical missions and a number
of ambulance workers also arrived.
OMAHA, FRIDAY. JULY
TWELVE H1DRER IN
Judge Smyth Back From Fort
ress Monroe, Where He Visits
Men Who Are to Become Ex
perts in Operating Big Guns.
Pcckir" in on the private tete-a-tete
of big men-of-war, as they talked
their ponderous sign language in flag
signals, hearing of submarines lurking
in American waters and meeting
Omaha young men in abbreviated
bathing suits, were a few of the ex
periences of C. J. Smyth on his re
cent visit to his eon, Bernard Smyth,
at Fortress Monroe, Hear Old Point
Twelve hundred young men, belected
from training camps, to train in the
heavy artillery work, mainly because
of their proficiency in mathematics,
are stationed at the fortress.
"In actual battle," said Judge Smyth,
"the guns the young men operate will
be thirteen miles behind the firing
line, but within easy range of the
enemy's artillery, so their position will
be by no means one of safety."
Isaac Carpenter, jr., chosen from
Fort Snellinsr. and Bernard Smyth and
John Hanighen from Fort Root, Ark.,
are the only Umana men tnere. ine
men put in an arduous day, with p-
tically no break in the routine from 6
in the morning until 10 at airht. Sat
urday afternoon and Sunday are holi
days, however, and on these occas
ions many go lo Norfolk or Washing
ton. The men sre housed in big bar
racks. The food It described as plain,
Discipline Is Strict.
The discioline at the training- - '
is strict. "On one occasion," said
Tudae Smvth. "a whole company was
being transferred, in the course of
their maneuvers, on a street car. ine
lieutenant in charce said, let no one
board the car until it etops. When the
car drew p one young man swung
on before the rest. An officer stand
ing near, leeing the incident, ordered
the lieutenant to report the offending
soldier, which, of course, he did, and
the boy was discharged from the
service. The boys are constantly on
the alert. They don't know who may
be watching, and the slightest slip
may cost the loss of all th pros
Judge Smyth watched the warship
Wyoming sail into Hampton Roads
to coal. Shortly after, another big
ship steamed in. Then they began
to talk. A barefoot sailor stood on
canvas stretched on uprights and wig-
waggo '. with the flags. A torpedo
boat also showed up. "It was a very
rakish-looking vessel, said udse
Smyth, "with its three short, larre
funnels, and also very repelling to
anyone who values his skin. It would
certainly not be a welcome visitor to
meet alone on a dark night."
On '.' t dty of Judge Smyth's visit
all the big guns of the fortress and
on the ships were manned, as it was
rumored that a submarine was lurk
ing somewhere in Chesapo-" bay.
Study, the Distances.
; The soldiers put in most of their
time studying how to adjust tire con
trol. "When you try to calculate all
together the distance of the enemy's
ship, the height of your own gun, the
speed with which the enemy's thip is
moving and various other things like
air friction, etc., and do it rapidly, it re
quires clever mathematics," said Judge
Smyth. "Two professors of mathe
matics from Harvard and two frc i
Cornell are in training there, and even
they have to hump to keep up."
When questioned Judge Smyth
stated that the average age of men
in the training camp is 30 yeau. "In
the matter of commissions," he said,
"it is generally understo I tha'. all
men, 26 to 31, if successful, will be
first lieutenants, 31 to 36, captains,
and all over 36 majois. All under 26
years of age will be second lieuten
ants." Judge Cmyth met John Hanighen
of Omaha scooting across the campus
in scanty bathLg attire after one of
his regular dips.
Etiquette is given careful attention,
according to the juJge. All hotels
and other public buildings are on
government reservations and no man
would dare enter such a place without
gloves and collar. When the judge
met his son the latter was attired in
flannel shirt and the usual khaki trou
sers, but was coalless. His father in
vited him to the hotel to dine at once,
but thj boy said, 'excuse me I must
go and dress first."'
No man knows at what time he may
be dropped from the enrollment, and
the fate of all is unknown until Au
gust 11, when the camp closes, and
the commissions will be awardcl.
Trunks Well built trunks, covered
with blue fibre top, edges
rounded, plenty of good
hardware, 2 trays, fancy
Freting & Steinle
"Omaha's Bat Baggage
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ofttim mv a tMth for assay yaara
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HaaviMt Bridta I Bait SIW Fffl-
Work, par toath, I lata
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$5, $8, $10
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lata and raraam 1324 firua St,
Phoaa Douglu 2871.
Leaders Announce) They Are
Not Interested in Grant of
Mercy and that Picket
ing Will Continue.
Washington, July '19. President
Wilson today issued pardons for the
sixteen suffragists who are serving a
sixty-day sentence in the workhouse
at Occuquan, Va., for picketing in
front of the White House.
Secretary Tumulty said the pardpn
must speak for itself and that the
White House would have no state
ment to make of the president's rea
son for his action.
Woman's party leaders at their
headquarters expressed surprise at
the president's action and declared
emphatically that "picketing" of the
White House would not stop as a re
sult of it.
Not Interested in Pardon.
"Those women now in the work
house have no interest in a pardon,"
Miss Mabel' Vernon said. "They sub
mitted themselves to arrest in the in
terest of woman suffrage and not in
the interest of a pardon for their
alleged offense." v
Dudley Field Malone, collector of
customs of New York, who planned
to appeal the case of the prisoners,
declined to make any comment on the
president's action. He received the
THOMPSON BELDEN & GO.
No Let-Up to Interesting July. S
50c White Novelty
Skirtings, 29c a Yard
Two styles, one a fine, lightweight
striped gabardine, the other a nov
elty striped basket weave, both
86 inches wide and sold regularly
for 60c a yard. , (
Friday, 29c a Yard
French Voile Blouses
Three lovely new styles as dainty
and cool as one could wish. The
voile is French and very fine in
quality; the styles new and decid
edly attractive. Priced, $3.
Coats and Suits
Are all sellingfor
less than ever.
The Hen's..' Shop
For Summer Wear
Coolness and comfort are easily
acquired here, for summer fur
nishings were chosen with that end
in view. .
Intorwovon Hosiery, favorites with
every man who has tried them,
because they will wear and the
colors are fast.
Mercerized lisle, 35c.
Three pairs for $1.00. -Pure
silks, 60e a pair. v
Better qualities in silks, 75c,
Superior Union Suits Chbose the
style and quality you like best and
we will fit you. Fabrics are mer
cerized cotton, lisle and silk mix
tures. Made long sleeves and
ankle length; short sleeves, ankle
or three-quarter lengths, or knee
length, no sleeves. Regular and
stout sizes, 34 to 50.
To the Left A You Enter
The Best Way
To Mark Apparel
Cash' i Woven Names
Orders taken for full names on
colored tapes red, navy,, light
blue and black; 3 dozen, 85c; 6
dozen, $1.25; 12 dozen, $2.
Initial tapes (single or double in
itial), 3 dozen to a package, 5c
The better Tea in the better package
Have your grocer send you our new 10c pack
age ALL TIN "Orange 'Label" 4 delicious
cups for a cent.
news at suffrage headquarters' where
he was in conference.
No Special Privileges.
Suffragists complained last night be
cause the prisoners are not being
given special privileges at the work
house. They are treated exactly as
other prisoners, are forced to eat
prison fare and wear prison clothes
and are denied the privileges of re
ceiving visitors at will, the use of
their own toilet articles and unlim
Enemy Influence is
Curtailing Coal Output
Indianapolis, July 19. Charges that
"enemy influence" is at work to cur
tail the production of coal in Indiana
and an appeal to both operators and
miners in this state to comm it the al
leged influence were made in a
formal statement issued late today
by the State Council of Defense. The
statement is over the signatures of
Charles Warren Fai. banks, former
vice president of the United States,
Charles Cox, president of the State
Federatio.. of Labor, and Evans
Woollen, of Indianapolis, all members
oi a special committee oi me state
Nebraska Minister Hurt
In Motor Car Accident
Los Angeles, Cal., July, 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Rev. Lot Wall of
Ruskin, Neb., was dangerously hurt
today when an automobile in which
he was riding collided with a street
Berlin Sarins; Dcpoaita Grow.
Berlin, Tuesday, July K.-(Via London,
July It.) Saving deposit! tn Berlin banka
Increased 10,000,000 mark lint month. Ther
ara now 060,000 depositor, with a total
depoilt of 421,000,000 mark.
, . sfa6i$Apd S66
Never Before Such Pumps
and Oxfords for $4.85
The REGULAR PRICES
Arc $7, $8 and $9
Here are some of the styles and
qualities that go on sale Friday:
$8 White Kid Pumps.
$7 to $9 Gray Kid Pumps.
$7 and $8 Black Kid Pumps.
$7 and $8 Bronze Kid Pumps.
Plain and Beaded.
$8 Light Gray Kid Pumps.
$7 and $8 Brown Kid and Calf
$7 Patent Kid Pumps.
$8White Kid, Oxfords.
$7' Black Kid Oxfords.
New Voile Dresses, $5 05
Plain and figured styles.
This is a timely sale, for Voile Dresses
are now about as sensible as anything,
for warm days. These are really a
bargain, for only $6.95.
A Charge Made for Alterations.
The Best Assurance That a
Corset Will Hold Itt Shape
Is the Name
Warner's Rust Proof
Warner's Corsets do away
with the uncertainty one
experiences in choosing a
nameless corset. There is
pride and prestige in the
Warner trade mark.
1 A New Front Lace
Model Now for $2
Which gives a more beautiful,
erect, stylish, figure than any
other moderately priced Cor
set in America.
Gold Medal San Francisco, 1915
Grand Prize San Diejro, 1916
HUGHES CO., DISTRIBUTORS
U.S. WILL NOT ENTER
Federal Officials Decide It la
Unnecessary for Government
To Take Part in Meet
(By Associated Frcaa.)
Washington, July 19. The United
States has been officially invited by
the allied governments to participate
in the inter-allied conference to be
held in Paris some time this month,
but has decided that for the present
it will not be necessary to take part
in such meetings not directly affect
ing this country's part in the war.
It was officially explained at the
State department that while this
course was followed at present it was
not able to be taken as an indication
of a permanent policy.
The Paris conference was stated in
the invitataion to be largely military
and upon the Balkan situation. The
United States at present has no di
rect interest in that question as affect
ing its own war plans, it was Btated.
Nevertheless it is realized that as
a final settlement of the world war Is
reached the voice of the United States
will have to become increasingly im
portant in its attempt to secure a just
peace which shall free the world
from causes of future wars. On that
basis the government ia examining
the various plans of reconstruction
suggested and will, when it deems the
moment ripe, suggest suitable adjust
ments. This time, however, is thought
not yet to have arrived.
$7 to $9 Gray Kid Oxfords
All Sizes - . a pair.
All Sales Final.
At Little Prices
Corset Covers of fine nainsook,
with short lace sleeves and lace
trimmings, all sizes, 85c, $1,
Cambric Corset Covers, trim
med with embroidery, 50c to $1
Close-fitting Corset Covers, V
or square neck, embroidery
trimmed, all sizes, BOc. ,
Very low prices Friday on
white and light colored
sacques of lawn, batiste and
dotted Swiss. All sizes in
cluded. Third Floor
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