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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1917.
INCOME WAR TAX
Efforts of High Taxers Come to
; If aught; LaFolIetto'i Soldiers'
I Monthly Bonus Provision
Washington, Sept 7.-r-The income
Ux section of the $J,500,000,000 war
revenue bill the second largest and
most important of the measures--virtoally
was disposed of by the sea
ate late" today in adoption of the
provisions as drafted by the finance
committee to raise $842,200,000 more
revenue from incomes, including$482,-
000,000 from individuals and $360,000,
1 000 from corporations. All efforts of
high tax advocates to increase the as
Retention of the war tax bill's in-
fcome provisions, raising $842,200,000,
including $482200,000 from mdivid
-foals, were forecast on a preliminary
Vote of the senate by which Senator
jLa, toilette s amendment to increase
the assessment -upon individual in
comes to $643,651,000 was rejected,
,55 to iy.
I Senator Hollis amendment, pro
posing to increase the income tax
levy to $357,000,000, or about $75,
,000,000 more than the bill provides, by
increasing surtaxes in incomes m ex
cess of $25,000 also was voted down,
51 to Z6.
A After spirited debate in the senate
Jate today the La Follette-Hardwick
; amendment proposing to give all en-
lixied and drafted American men and
; officers serving in Europe a monthly
j bonus of $w by increasing ail war
i tax rates in incomes over $25,000 was
I eiected 74 to 5.
' Senators Gronna. Hardwick, La
Follette, Reed and Vardaman, all
tnembers of the group which opposed
the. army draft law, cast the atnrma
live votes. '
f Senator Trammell's amendment to
hsake $2,000 for single persons and
53.000 for married the income exemp
tion basis instead of $1,000 and $2,000,
j a-epectively,, as provided in "the bill,
; was ucicacca wunoui a run .".
' Jprefent.law prescribes $3,000
(f4,000. v 'V ,
Father of Two Villisca Ax Murder Victims Shaking
Hands With Rev. Kelly, On Trial for Their Murdei
3VHT BCTOBR HETTBIXO
' '- , Tk Honfore'i AM rbMphata
Ttllevn thlrat and ftlu, nftnhtl th
yiitra and rts a wrld brain. Non
' alcoholic. Buy a bottla. -Advtrtlumtnt.
j WLL I I III Ml
State Not to Ask
Death Penalty in
Ax Murder Case
CmUbm4 troM Tf Om.) (
i1 c 1 u di n g
(Continued from Fir Om.)
time of war. What manner of pro
tection is to be expected at the hands
of a man whose business concerns
have been adjudged a criminal? As
well appoint a wolf to guard a lamb.
As well appoint a greyhound as play
mate for a baby rabb. In the name
of1 pure patriotism, in the name of the
agricultural interests of Nebraska, in
the name of all lovers of decency and
honor in high places, the Teleeram
now calls upon the Nebraska State
Council of Defense to demand the in
stant resignation of Herbert Gooch."
Left to right: Joe Stillinger, Rev. L G. J. Kelly, Mrs. Kelly and John Montgomery.
Joe Stillinger, shaking hands with
Rev. Lyn G. J. Kelly, is father of the
two girls who were murdered with
the Moores at Villisca. Mr. Stillinger
is head of a committee which is rais
ing funds and providing counsel for
Kelly during this trial.
John Montgomery, holding the
hand of Mrs. Kelly, is father of Mrs.
ioe Moore, who was slain when her
usband and four children fell vic
tims to a murderer's ax. He also is
contributing time and money to the
defense of Kelly.
' ' "This effort to secure a jury demon
trates the need of a workable law
! such as the Thompson bill was in
! tended to be," laid the attorney, gen-
Members oi the Kelly defense com
mittee are receiving contributions in
the court house. A juror who was
excused walked downstairs and con
tributed $5.' ' - " '
Court adjourned at 3:30 until Mon
day morning. Judge Boise,r Sutton,
Hess, Mitchell 'and Faville left after
court by auto for Council Bluffs.
; Attorneys Jfclest and Mjtchell enlivt
eiied the morning session with, a tilt
terminated without a' hstic
The ruling against Kelly meeting
sympathizers in the court room has
been modified to permit the deuty
sheriff to allow the prisoner to meet
and greet his friends in the offices of
the court house.. . .
Earl Pond, a farmer of Frankfort
township, was first to be examined
today. .When the defense began to
exercise its first peremptory challenge
fie asserted that his opinion was' so
strong that he could not lay it aside
yhile listening to sworn evience of
witnesses.. Fond said he attended the
John Yeske of Douglas township
likewise pleaded inability to serve on
account of fixed opinion. J.
Langdon was accepted in the exercise
of the defense's first peremptory chal
Judge Boies admonished Detective
AY'ilker&on to restrain" his activities in
the court room, particularly in the
handling of papers. ,
Kelly is British Subject.
"I don't think I could get away
from what I have read and heard, ft
would have to be startling evidence
to change my mind," said A. F. Perry
of Red Oak, who wis excused, i
Theodore Scheerbarth, farmer of
Lincoln township, naturalized . Ger
man, was accepted on second' per
emptory challenge by state.
"If it should appear during trial
that Kelly it s British subject, woutd
that make any difference to you?"
asked Attorney Mitchell.
"It would not," replied Scheerbarth.
Kelly it a British subject Attor
ney Hess challenged the competency
of Oscar Buchanan of Garfield town
ship, who said he contributed to the
Wilkerson fund and admitted Wilk-
erson's speeches had influenced him.
"Kelly preached at our church at
Pilot Grove and it would embarrass
me to serve as a juror." said Frank
lin Snygg, who gave $5 to the fund
frequently referred to. i ne judge ex
cused Snygg. -' - ---'..: -The
Pilot Grove church is near Vil
lisca. Kelly was. assigned in 1912 fo
Pilot Grove and Arlington rural
churches, where, he preached on Sun
day before the nitfit of the Villisca
Seated Over Objection.
The state and defense each ex
ercised one peremptory challenge out
of eleven men examined Friday
morn in er. This makes a total of six
teen men now available for final se
lection of the jury. r Each side '.still
- has a limit of eight more perempto-
Earl Jackson, thft sixteenth juror
passed, was admitted by the court
against . the challenge of the state. J.
W "Houchea was, excused when he
said he had read everything he could
get on the Villisca case and his a
fixed oolnion. ' - ' '
- The preliminary examination filled
the unr box as follows: Mel tdwards,
. J. Aniqmn, i, vvvuuiiiiK,
Hart, J. D. lmc, Floyd M. Pratt,
Samuel Erickson. Carl Nimrod. C A,
Bacon, S. R. Pike, J. A. Johnson and
Attorney Sutton stated the defense
4t , t!. .( ,.m
, win exercise n iuuiv v ku fhhf
tory challenges because of the tm
portance ot the case.
' Many Names on List ,
Fort-eisrht men have been examin
ed in all and sixty-five more names
ire on the list of those who have
been summoned to appear,
..fb Mminatioa jis riaid and Uju
far has reflected the indubitable in
ftuence which Detective Wilkerson
has exerted in this county through
his public meetings and "100 ques
tions. Wilkerson and Kelly beyond
doubt have a strong following.
Dunne the afternoon the names of
Bill Mansfield. Bert McCau II and
Harry Whipple were mentioned bv
examining lawyers when questioning
. At Omaha Meeting.
The Omaha Wilkerson meeting was
referred to in the case of a juror who
said he attended that gathering at the
Boyd theater. Man after man related
attending Wilkerson meetings and
told of the solicitation of funds for the
Judge Boies contributed one of his
epigrams when he remarked to Attor
ney Sutton: "The juror has enough
intelligence to answer the auestion in
his own way, or else he hasn't enough
intelligence to sit as a juror."
ihe tedium of the examination was
relieved when P. F. Barber of Villisca
was called for examination. Asked
his occupation, he replied that he was
a ' barber. He related that Albert
Jones, son of fotmer State Senator
F. F. Jones, had frequently patronized
his shop. He was excused.
Couldn't Read or Write.
S. S. Roberts. 62 vears of aee. de
clared he could not read nor write.
He had no opinion of the case and
added that his wife would not even
discuss the Villisca cane with him, He
was excused under provisions of sec
tion 332 of the Iowa code relating to
competency of jurors.'
During the examination of W, E.
McMulten, Attorney Faville handed a
copy of the, "one hundred questions
to the court for perusal and asked
that the document be admitted as ex
hibit A and official record made. The
defense objected and the objection
was overruled. The court took occa
sion to question McMullen regarding
his attendance at the Wilkerson meet
ing and then excused him without fur
ther "comment. , - '
John Larson. 54 years old. resident
.of the United States fourteen years,
was excuse on lus statement that he
could not understand the English lan
guage well enough intelligently to
pass upon the testimony which might
be offered at the trial.
y Have Faith in Kelly.
John Montgomery and Joseph Still
inger, fathers of victims of the Vil
lisca tragedy have been photographed
with Kelly, as evidence of their confi
dence in his innocence. Mr. Stillinger
presided at the ma3S meeting of
Montgomery county citizens in Boyd
theater two months ago,
rriends of Wilkerson ' assert the
name of. "Iowa, Protective associa
tion" was conjured by the prosecu
tion in its references to the Wilker
son organization. The existence of
the organization for the defense of
Kelly is admitted.
. Biaxugnw or meuy xtmu :
A toetl w t itaUd that Ktllr pool hki
boeom popular la JUd Oak.
It to ImnoMlbl to 'drink utterly la
Keel Oak, la another bit of itvlty tndu1t4
In by on ot Ui principal ot th trial.
Dnrlnt th Bltht that fit newspaper
bunch arrived In Red Oak th police re
ceived a report ot a etolen typewriter. Th
Srand jury I in eialon, too.
On ef th atwepaper mea from Kama
City wrote horn to th horn folk, aiklni
to be remembered oa Chriitmaa day. Thta
btnf anent th proipectlv lenittt ot th
Jud Bole I mor w(4 awtk than
mina worica like a iteel trap.
... u.. vi not reveal wnat 1 co
in on In hi mental receMea. He ha a
menner, wmcn fire th lmpreadon
that he mean what he ay, and there I
a convlncln tone in finality In what he
ay. Lawyer on both, side have great
On of th men belnc Tamlned for the
?Ury.fc. 4 h h,d bn foorUen yeart
... "... nirr, om ieara no could not
understand th Enllh languas well
'"" " iiiiy nimaeir to bear th vl
When atked whether he had an opinion
one of th Juror replied: "Wei!, I have a
aort of leaning opinion," whereupon Attor-
""J amcneii enterea objection to that
indefinite aniwer. "1 think that I a defl-
nmon or an , opinion," lnterpoeed Jud(
.!Z0T. further particular to (mail hand
bill, I a familiar expression around the
court house. "Small handbill" 1 a dally
,.i mi.ru new ouiieiin or tn Kelly trial,
Th publication ha th caption, "Dally
New of th Kelly Trial." and la sold for
Thnt grim humor will crop out even dur
ing the moat rlou occaiton 1 evidenced
by thi remark, uttered by a man who
for the woman who likes an out-of-door
life in town or country.
Tan Russia calf vamps and long
tipsrichly perforated and the
new one-and-a-half inch heel,
which is winning increasing
favor every day. The illustra
tion shows one of our
. MOST POPULAR
This shoe is also very practical
in gun inetal calf or, if you pre
fer, we can show you many
other attractive yet befitting
models of stylish boots for walk
ing and street wear.
AA to D
i 2 to 8
$6.50 to $12.00
1419 Famam St '
Mail Orders Solicited.
Rev. Mr. Kelly and wife assert they
are destitute except for $1.25 Mrs.
Kelly is receiving now each day as
witness' fee. C. E. Peterson, promi
nent citizen of Red Oak, is receiving
contributions to the Kelly fund.
Photograph are being sold to help.
wis observing th deputy sheriff escorting
Kelly from Jail to court house: "That's th
guy what I supposed to hav don that
ketch down at Villisca."
I. W. W. Papers Show Nation
wide Plot to Hamper War Work
Washington, Sept. 7. Reports and
disclosures made to officials here in
connection with the seizure Wednes
day of Industrial Workers of the
World documents throughout the
country indicate it was said today,
tnat there has existed tor some time
a nation-wide conspiracy to hamper
the government in almost every con
ceivable way in carrying on the war!
Opposition to the draft law, burn
ing of crops, some of the so-called
labor disturbances and attempts to
curtail production in war- industries,
reports indicate, were all part of the
same alleged conspiracy, whose
prime motive wa thought to be the
crippling of the government's activi
ties in every way possible short of in
terference with military and naval
ON IOWA LAWYER
BY A WOMAN
(Continued frori Fag On.)
when you state that those men were
"I then said: 'If I go now and say
that I had not told the truth before,
what will be the consequences?' And
he said: 'I'll help you all I man, but
if you don't .you will have to take the
consequences and perjury is a peni
Faints Under Grilling.
"I began to cry about that time and
started walking the floor. As I drew
near the window he reached in front
of me. and pulled the window down.
The next thing I remember was fall
ing backward, and later of coming to
consciousness while lyink on a couch
with my face and waist and hair wet
from the water which they had used
in bathing my face. Mr. Faville and
Mr. Rocl? were then in the room.
"Mr. Havner then said: 'Well. Mrs.
Willard, I have said all I could for
you and tried to reason and talk to
you, and if you dou t do as 1 want you
to you will have to take the conse
quence.' I asked him if I could not
leave the room ar. 1 come t.o the hotel
and come back and talk to him again,
and he said no, that if I wanted to
talk to anyone now I could talk to
Faville and Rock, and Havner left
Grocer Goes to Kansas City Joseph
Steinberg:, for many years with Stein
berg Brothers, wholesale grocers, has
resigned that business connection to
become secretary-treasurer of the Ad-A-Tlre
company of Kansas City.
OYER MING CAMP
Reports Numerous That Mili
tary Authorities Want It
Moved; No, Place for
Denting, N. M.. Sep't ?;-(Spec!al
Telegram.) Rumors that originated
in San Antonio, Tex., to the effect
that Camp Cody might be abandoned
and moved elsewhere, causing change
of plans in the concentration of the
troops irom Nebraska. Iowa, Minne
sota and the Dakotas, have given rise
to unlimited discussion here today,
eliciting from Mayor Morris Nord
haus the exclamation, "It's all an ab
solute lie," and from an El Paso news
paper a quoted statement from its
Washington correspondent that ad
mits of talks made in the capital by
Texas congressmen, but negative
views from officials of the War de
The San Tntonio statements neld
that Deming had not water sufficient
for the immense encampment planned
or accommodations for the families
of officers, due to the indued of new
thousands of fortune seekers into the
town. ' . '
Dwight E. Breed, executive secre
tary of the Texas Public Health as
sociation came here representing the
Rotary club of Austin Tex., investi
gating conditions. Telegrams were
received from El Paso saying that
there were rumors that the big camp
was to be abandoned. Local authori
ties have been much exercised at the
Come here often, make our store a meeting place,
look over the different departments, ask questions about
our goods and then when you cannot come it will be
easier to order by telephone. It is our constant effort to
place the best merchandise before you at tne lowest pos
sible urices consistent with the qualities offered
sible prices consistent
DRUGS AND SUNDRIES
25c Lustrite Nail Enamel. . .16o
50c Lavoris ... ...... . .34
50c Semper Giovine..,,V...39
25c Nature' Remedy . . , . , . 17
35c Castoria ..; ..24
30c Sloan's Liniment. ...... 17c
, 25c Carter'i Pills......,., 14
91 Hostetter's Bitten. .. . , . .79c
50c Box Madam Isebell'a Pow
der for .....39e
50c Box Nadine Powder. .. 39c
60c Box Nadinola .Cream. . . ,34c
" 25c Bar Woodbury 'a Soap.. 20c
25c Jar Mentholatum 16c
60c Jar of Soul Kiss Face Cream
with a purchase of the Soul
Kiss Face Powder, at. . . . .50c
$2.25 LeGrande Combination
. Fountain Syringe and Bottle,
$1.50 LeGrande Syringe.... 98c
50c Oraiin Tooth. Paste, at. . .34c
60c Syrup of Figs and Senna 29c
25c U-lb. Peroxide Hydrogen
15c Remmer'i Velvetone Soap,
$1 Hood'i Sarsaparilla. . .. . .79c
$1 Wine of Cardui ......... 67
60c Hays' Hair Health ; . . . . .27
$1 Tanlac ................73c
25c Graves Tooth Powder. . 14c
60c Resinol ............. .39c
15c Remmer'a Peroxide Soap 12o
35c Box Stationery........ 19c
25c Wilbert Talcum ........lie
25c Mennen'a Talcum Powder
25c Colgate's Talcum Powder
25c Wright's Silver Cream. . 16c
25c Putman's Cleaner. ..... 17c
25c, Barkeepers' Friend. .... 16c
35c Freezone, for corns 23c
Film Developed Fre
25c Acid Hypo, 1-lb 17c
25c and 35c Photo Albums, ,14c
122.50 3-A Ansco Folding
Camera, postal card size. .$16
Cameras Rented at 10c per day.
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION
Beaton Drug Co.
.. . : : . 15TH AND FARNAM STREETS
PSONiBEIJ)EN tS- CO.
fashion Center Jbr Whine
The Spirit off th Mew Seasemi Shows Itself In NmQm& Eveirywhere
The Store for Blouses
New creations are brought
to your attention in first
time showings Saturday.
A Crepe de Chine Blouse in
pink or white, beautifully
made, $5. '
A Georgette Blouse in flesh,
color and white, daintily em
A group of Beaded Blouses
that will add distinction; to
any costume, $9.50, $10.50,
A spacious section is devoted
to displaying the new Blouses.
The Fur Shop .
One has this assurance in buying
furs at the Thompson-Belden
Store: Facts Arc Never Misrep
resented. Exclusive novelties in fashionable
furs include models from the
world-wide famous furriers, A
Jaeckel & Oo.
White Angora Yarn
A new shipment will be ready
fop your Saturday knitting.
How long it will last is a ques
Artaccdlework, Third Floor
One Hundred New
Hats, Priced $7.50
Smart, authentic models, in a
satisfying assortment of fash
ionable shapes and styles. New
colors, new trimmings, i An op
portunity one should not pass by.
in Linen Napkins
Extra heavy double satin
damask napkins in half .
dozen lots. Priced" less
than one could buy them -for
One lot of y3 dozen as
Another group of half
A Sale of
We have taken a desirable selec
tion of Organdie, Georgette and
Pongee $ilk Collars and marked
them down for Saturday's sell
ing. Your choice of white; and
colored embroidery trimmed col
lars also in sets with cuffs.
29c to $2.49
All price being much
lis than usuaL
PUids for School Wear, Shades .
and colors that are rich, and sub
dued. ' Twenty-five patterns at
the special price of $1 a yard.
Bcldini's Guaranteed, Silks cost
no more than ordinary silks and
are ever so muck finer arid, bet!
ter. Fall weaves and. colors in.
profusion, 36 inches wide, $2 to
$3.50 a yard.
Silk Plaids for Skirt. A favored,
combination is that of woolen
materials with fancy silks. Plaid
Satins, Surahs, Taffetas and the
like are in demand. $1.75 to
$3.50 a yard.
New Styles in
Lisle Vests, low neck, sleeveless,
Bibbed silk and cotton Union
Suits; high neck, long sleeves, or
Dutch neck, elbow sleeves, both
styles ankle length, $1.75.
Italian silk combination Suits
are very acceptable in quality,
SERVICE Out of
These Silk Hose
$1.35 An excellent quality in
black, white and colors, with
lisle tops and soles.
$1.75 Pure thread silk hose, in
white and colors. ,
$1.50 to $12 for exclusive silk'
The corset is not complete with
out a brassiere for both style
and comfort. Brassiere models
vary to suit your particular
needs. Trim tailored effects, if
you wish, as well as dainty
decorative styles, and prices ere
reasonable. Upwards from 50c
Toilet Articles At
Tooth Paste - 20c
Powder Puffs - - 10c
Ideal Hair Brushs '98c
Fashionable Tailored Suits
Moderately Priced, at $25 and $35
Typical of all Thompson-Belden apparel in
these characteristics: Excellence of fabric,
' preciseness of workmanship and smartness
of style. The woman who wishes to be well
dressed at a moderate outlay will find these
newest suits interesting, indeed.
No extra charge for alterations.
Coats for Fall and Winter
Present Many New Style Notes
That Make for, Exclusiveness
Our collection is so very complete, embrac
ing fashions for every occasion for dress '
wear, motoring and street wear.
Fabrics are lovely in weave and color, fore
telling of a season of beautiful garments.
Prices start at $25
With unusual values
for $35, $39.50, $45
No Extra Charge for Alteration
In Special Displays
Newest Coats and Headwear for the Autumn
and Winter season. Splendid showing of the
most comprehensive nature, bringing to your
attention favored styles for the younger gen
In the latest Coats one finds plain weaves and
fancy mixtures, fine Chinchillas, Plushes and
Broadcloths. Many of the models being trim
med with fur.' Two to fourteen-year sizes.
Priced to suit every demand.
Trimmed Hats that are particularly fetching,
in white and colored Velvets, Plushes, Silks
and Broadcloths, in many instances matching
the coats in color. , '
The Children's Store is Conveniently ,
Located oa the Third Floor
Tina Men's Stop
Is Now In Readiness
With Fall Furnishings
Shirts and Neckwear that go well together.
Colors that harmonize and give men a well
dressed appearance, that is essential in the
business world. New Manhattans are shown
for the first time, besides scores of dozens
of latest cravats.
Seasonable Underwear, Balbriggan are best, of
course, medium weight cotton lisles are good,
and featherweight wool garments for the man
who gets "chilly" early. Qualities high,
prices low. , ,
Pajamas and Night Shirts made o c 'rifle
heavier materials right for September r.is"-i
Muslins, Twills, Oxforda, Madrr.3, Pons:e.
and Silks. -To
the Left As You 23".e?