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HIP BIG WAR PROFITS
Agreement Reached by Some tq
Take Flat Eighty Per Cent
From Those Who Are
Heaping So Eichly.
Washington, Aug. 25. Senators fa
voring higher income and war profits
taxes in conference today agreed to
reopen their fight Monday by propos
ing to take a flat 80 per cent of war
After a brief session the senate re
cessed until Monday without action
or debate on the war tax bill.
Absence of senators, conferences by
both factions in the contest over rais
ing income and var profits tax rates
and reluctance to pass the day in per
functory speech making, induced lead
ers to agree to the recess,
' It was learned that during the last
week, while the dispute over the fi
nance committee'!? revision of the bill
was before the senate, the committee
room was twice broken into at night
nd papers in the custody of Chair
man Simmons were stolen. Proposed
amendments and satisfies of treasury
experts on the bill are said to be the
only things missing. The police have
obtained no trace of the marauders.
DRAFT BOARDS TO
(Continued from Par On.)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 26, 1917.
in passing on claims for discharge
on the ground of dependents, local
boards ought in no case to refuse a
discharge to a married man or to the
head of a family. The law under
which local boards act requires that
before such a discharge can be grant
ed dependency as well as relationship
must be established. The matter
having been presented to the presi
dent, the following are li is orders
"'We ought as far as practicable
to raise this new nationla army with
out creating the hardships necessarily
entailed when the head of a family is
taken and I hope that for the most
part those accepted in the first call'
would be found to be men who had
not yet assumed such relations.
Dependents Basis Set
"The selective service law makes
the fact of dependent rather than the
fact of marriage the basis of exemp
tion and there are undoubtedly many
cases within the age limits fixed by
law of men who are married and yet
whose accumulations or other econ
omic surroundings are such that no
dependency of the wife exists in fact.
Plainly, the law docs not contemplate
exemption for this class of men.
"Teh regulations promulgated on
June 30, 1917, should be regarded as
controlling in these cases and the or
ders issued under that regulation di
recting exemption boards to estab
lish the fact of dependents in' addi
tion to the fact of marriage ought not
to be abrogated.'
"The attention of this i office has
been invited to the fact that in a few
instances local boards have certified
to district boards as held for mili
tary service men whose families are
actually dependent upon them for
support on the theory that the wife
is able to work and should be put to
the necessity of going to work to
support herself and children. This
situation is addressed in the follow
ing opinion of the district board of
New York City, in which opinion
this office concurs, with the under
standing the phrase 'support available
from relative' is support partial or to
tal previously extended to the appli
Wife Need Not Work.
"We do not concur in the view
suggested in some quarters that in
case of wife and children actually de
pendent on- applicant's labor for sup
port and where there are no other
means of support the wife should be
put to the necessity of going to work
to support herself and children. Bona
fide dependency of wife and children
on labor of applicant, where in his
absence they will be left without rea
sonably adecuate support after duly
taking into consideration soldier's
wage and support available trom rela
tives as stated in the rulings of the
prc-vost marshal general, is ground
Mrs. Cooper of Harvard Dead.i
. Harvard, Neb., Aug. 25. (Special
, Telegram.) Mrs. Lucius Cooper,
mother of Mrs. C L. Hass, died to
day, age 82 years. Funeral will be
Guardsman Bidding Farewell
To Wife and Baby as He Departs
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EXPECT TO SETTLE
Early Adjustment of . Labor
Troubles Is in Sight, Follow
ing Selection of Board to
Act on Disputes.
GUARDSMAN'S FAREVELl "
HIS FIRST FLIGHT
UP IN A BALLOON
(Contlnurd from Tnge One.)
luncheon by the Commercial club of
Omaha. They expressed themselves
as delighted with the progress of.
the army balloon school at rort
"We are very much pleased with
the work of Major. Lahni and Major
Hersey and their staff at Fort Oma
ha," said Congressman Hulbert at
the Commercial club at noon. "The
more so as we appreciate what a
hardship it lias been for them here,
working without funds. And we
want to say to them and to Omaha
that in the future there will be nol
difficulty getting equipment
"Congress realizes the war is to be
decided in the air and will do all asked
of jt. We ask all the people to
stand behind President Wilson and
work for aerial preparedness."
Hulbert Soars High.
Congressman Uulbert, made his
first trip up in a balloon yesterday
although he has been 'working and
fighting in behalf of aerial warfare
ever since the beginning of the war.
Major H. B. Ifersey, acting com
mander of the Fort Omaha army bal
loon school, was the pilot. In the
party were also Allan R. Hawley,
president, and Henry Woodhouse, a
director of the Aero Club of Amer
ica. With three such famous pilots in
his basket Congressman Hulbert said
he felt no fear, even though it was his
maiden trip. He was shown how the
students at Fort Omaha when up in
the balloons can accurately gauge the
effect of artillery fire miles away in
"I now can understand better than
ever the great value of balloon work
In this war," he said on landing, "I
feel sure congress, too, will appreciate
this now." -
To nlarge Fort. ,
'Fort. Omaha will soon be greatly
enlarged. Since the visit here of Gen
eral Squier the Commercial club has
been occupied with finding more
ground for the school, which is grow
ing so rapidly. Several new balloons
have been manufactured for the
school and will be put into operation
just as soon as ground for starting
and landing can be made ready.
Additional ground through lease
and other arrangements has just been
secured for the fort. Through the
Commercial club of Omaha 100 acres
north of the forth have been obtained
for the use of the soldiers for start
ing and landing purposes in the bal
At the same time, through the co
operation of Archbishop J. J. Harty,
a lease has been obtained on several
lots north of the fort, upon which an
observation tower is to be built.
Girl Killect and Four
Injured Near Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls. Ia., Aug. 25. (Special
Telegram.) Florence Fred, aged 17
years, of Grudy .Center, was instantly
killed and four others are at Sartori
Memorial hospital in this city, severly
injured, the result of an automobile
accident live miles from Cedar Falls
at 7:30 last night. The injured are:
Harold Wilson, compound fracture of
one lcg.ship of other, leg and collar
bone broken; Clair S. John of Eldora,
bad scalp wound; Roy Freed, Grundy
Center, broken arm; Agnes Freed,
The machine was going, rapidly
down a steep hill and struck a culvert.
The parents of the dead girl are
motoring to Kansas and will be here
Dodge County Wll Issue
Second Call for Men
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 25. (Special
Telegram.) Of 124 men who claimed
exemption for dependent relatives or
industrial reasons, thirty-Jour were
certified to the district board, sixty
six were exempted, fourteen were
given conditional exemptions and ten
were not acted upon. The Dodge
county board finished its work and is
now engaged in certifying the names
to the dtstrict board. In selecting men
who will be required to serve, the
board exempted all married men with
children. Married men without chil
dren were chosen to serve. The board
needs fifteen more men to fill the
county's quota, which is 1 75. Another
call will be issued soon.
Board Completes Exams
Fairbury, Neb., Aug. 25. (Special
Telegram.) The local exemption
board here completed its 1 examina
tion of the second call of 133 men to
complete the quota of 126 men this
afternoon. One hundred and seven
teen men were certified to the district
board and nine more - men were
Fifteen failed owiug to physical
disability in this call and 95 per cent
of the number have filed exemption
claims. The local board expects to
have its list of "Sammies" complete
by August 30, when a big farewell re
ception will be tendered the soldier
boys here. The board is exempting
only married men with children.
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We employ one of the largest forces of operators, laboratory ,
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NOTICE Out-of-town patrons can got Pinto. Crowns, BrUgo
and Filling Completed in On Dy.
Washington, Aug. 25. Early and
peaceable adjustment of labor dis
putes in ship yards is expected by the
creation today of an adjustment board
to consist of three, four or five mem
bers, according to the nature of the
problem to be solved.
President Wilson appointed V.
Everit Maty of New York, president
of the National Civic federation,
chairman of the board. Ths second
member will be named by Samuel
Gompers, president of thle American
Federation of Labor, the emergency
fleet corporation naming the third.
In the event of a dispute that in
volves the navy, Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt will sit as a member of the
board. When the trouble concerns a
private shirv yard, a representative of
local labor and local shipping inter
ests will sit. The secretary of war, as
chairman of the National Defense
Council, will have the deciding vote
in the case of a tie when Secretary
Roosevelt, sitting on the board, raises
the number to four.'
Lee Celebrates His
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 25. (Special
Telegram.) H. J. Lee, puresident of
the First National bank, and head of
the film of Lee-Coit-Andreesen com
pany of Omaha, celebrated his eighti
eth birthday anniversary today. Mr.
Lee, with Mrs. Lee, is at Glerrwood,
Minn, lie has been a resident of Fre
mont for over half a century.
' Slacker Charge Fails.
North Platte, Neb Aug. 25. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Neh Nelson of
Omaha and E. J. Mansfield of Ogal
lala, who were arrested at Ogallala
and brought here as slackers, have
been released. The former was found
to be under age, and the latter had
registered in Omaha.
Garden Fair Dates.
North Platte, Neb.. Aug.. 25. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Garden county an
nual fair will be held at Lewellen
from September 3 to 6. A carnival
company will give continuous per
formances and there will be races,
dancing, balloon ascensions and ex
hibits of live stock and agriculture.
(Continued from Pace One.)
son, assistant district attorney. The
jury investigated not only the murder
charges brought against the negroes,
but the action of Sheriff M. F. Ham
mond in giving up custody of the
Telegrams were sent to the Texas
delegation at Washington today by
citizens demanding the removal of
the negro company of the Eighth Il
linois infantry stationed here. The
Illinois negroes took no part in the
Funeral corteges were frequent in
the streets of Houston today." Thou
sands lined the sidewalks as the bod
ies of E. G. Meineke, police officer;
M. Jones, automobile driver, and Cap
tain J. W. Mattes, Battery A. Second
Illinois field artillery, were taken sep
arately to trains to be sent to their
The restrictions of martial law will
be removed tomorrow, General Bell
announced after he had toured the
city and conferred with city and Na
tional Guard officials. General Bell
decided the situation was so well in
hand that this afternoon he sent back
to San Antonio the battalion of the
Nineteenth infantry brought from
there yesterday, and also ordered to
Galveston the men of the coast guard
rushedfrom there Thursday night
Take Negroes From Deming.
De"ming, N. M., Aug. 25. To avoid
disturbances which appeared im
minent, preparations were made at
noon today to transfer the battalion
of Twenty-Fourth United States in
fantry (negro) stationed here bacK to
its former station at Columbus, N. M.
The decision was reached by mili
tary authorities as a result of threats
of trouble between negro, soldiers and
townspeople and the beating of an
automobile driver last night, alleged
to have been the act of negro soldiers.
Train equipment was being assembled
at noon under orders to entrain the
command as soon as possible.
Friction apparently existing recent
ly was intensified yesterday on receipt
of news regarding the rioting at
Houston, which caused excitement
among the negro soldiers. Alterca
tions with whites were frequent dur
ing the afternoon.
This morning, Walter Cooper, driv
er of a public service automobile, who
had been beaten almost to death, was
found near town.
It was said Cooper had been en
gaged last night to drive two negro
Mare Island Explosion
Washington, Aug. 25. The ex
plosion at Mare Island navy yard
m July, killing five and injuring
more than thirty, is pronounced in
an official report made public to
day by Secretary Daniels, "to havo
been the deliberate act of someone
unknown, and not an accident
CUTS MEN TO REPORT
AT CAMP DODGE
General Crowder's Order Re
duces First List From Fifteen
Thousand to About Two
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Des Moines, Aug. 25. (Special Tel-egram.)-Frovost
Crowder sent governors of states to
day an order changing the proportion
of the various states' quotas of men
for the national army that are re
quired to be furnished Nm certain
The new order calls for 5 per cent
of each state's quota to report at can
tonments September 5, 40 per cent on
September 19, 40 per cent on October
3 and the remaining 15 pr cnt as soon
thereafter as practicable.
The provost marshal's order cuts
the number of men to report to Camp
Dodge September 5 to 2,250 from al
soldiers from town to some place in
the country. "
Texans Eend Request -
Washington, Aug. 25. The Texas
delegation in congress today joined in
a request to Secretary Baker to re
move and keep out of the state all
negro troops, including those drafted.
The congressmen also demanded
punishment of ythose guilty in the
Houston mutiny. v
WIND FANS FOREST
Hundreds of Men Give Up Fight
Against Flames Because of
Exhaustion After Long
Lincoln Commercial Club
To Follow Omaha's Lead
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Aug. 25. (Special.) Colo
nel Hall of the Sixth regiment re
ceived a telegram this morning from;
the secretary of the Commercial club
of Omaha announcing that the club
had raised $600 to buy instruments for
the Sixth regimental band.
It is understood the Lincoln Com
mercial club is also arranging to raise
a sum for the band of the Fifth regi
ment that they may be properly
Butte, Mont., Aug. 25. The forest
fire situation in western Montana has
grown increasingly alarming. Fire
fighters are desperate from their con
tinued efforts. Hundreds of men
have become exhausted from their la
bors in attempting to head off the
fires. This was a summary of con
ditions given out here today by E. A.
Gardner of the United States forestry
office. The turn for the worse in the
forest fire situation was brought on
when a strong wind yesterday began
fanning the fires along the mountains.
Government Will Probe
I, W. W. Situation in West
Washington, Aug. 25. The Indus
trial Workers of the Worjd situation
throughtout the country, and espe
cially in the west, where activities are
interfering w-ith war industries, is to
6e investigated, with the approval
of President Wilson, by a commis
sion appointed by. the Council of Na
tional Defense. , . j
Injured While Threshing.
Harvard, Neb., Aug. 25. (Special
Telegram.) In adjusting the main
belt of a threshing machine Friday
afternoon, Hugh Turner, 18 years old,
was caught and drawn in the drive
wheel. His left shoulder and arm
were broken and his arm was drawn
from its socket.
English Tanners Receive
Wattle Bark from Africa
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
London, July 23. In view of the
fact that shipments of quebracho from
Argentine have been "restricted and
the French chestnut bark supplies are
not available, tanners are glad to hear
that the shipping controller has au
thorized the importation of 3,000 tons
of wattle bark from South Africa
Works are said to have been estab
lished in Natal for the extraction of
tannin from the bark, and in view of
the fact that wattle wood is being
used in tlys manufacture of explosives,
acetone being extracted from it, the
wattle wood industry promises large
Prior to the, war, most of the wattle
wood bark imported into England was
re-exported to Germany.
hehompson TBelden Store
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Pattern Table Cloths
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Three numbers that will
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superlative value. Tomorrow-
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Polka dot designs, $4.
Floral designs, $4.50. '
Round designs in Crys
anthemums and Roses, $5.
All sizes, s72x72 inches.
Almond Meal, 25c.
Lettuce complexion soap,
by the box, 25c.
Creme Oil soap, 8V3C.
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For tverdrapes,' knitting
bags, fancy articles for the
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Out Size Hose
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Pure Thread Silk, in black
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Gordon Silk Hose, white
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Silk with lisle tops and the
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The Fur Shop Announces Initial fall Showings
Mole, Hudson Seal,
Marten, Eastern Mink,
Kolinsky, Ermine, Fis
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There is an air of luxurious refinement in these
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A genuine Kolinsky shawl, richly trimmed with tails
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Other shawls of Kolinsky upwards from $175.
Cape Coatees of Kolinsky, a garment of surpassing ele
gance, in which the finest of skins have been used,
Furs do not masquerade under false names in
The Fur Shop. .
Shoes of Good
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as to individuals.
' Sorosis Shoes
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