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Tl? BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1918.
CONGRESS A PARTISAN BODY;
WAR MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
Whole Government Organized to Take Its Orders From
Head and Faithful Democrats Kept in Positions Where
Courtesy in Past Has Accorded Recognition
to Opposition; No Chance of Change Seen
FROM E. C.
of the Omaha
Washington, March 3
couniry you frequently run across
men that, "there is little partisanship at Washington," but if
you examine the political leanings of the paper making the as-
sertion, you will probably find
for the utterance lies in the fact that the republican party, in its
zeal to be patriotic, has, for nearly a year, been suppressing its
party spirit in order to aid the administration which receives but
unsatisfactory and inefficient support from the democrats.
DEMOCRATIC ATTITUDE. 0 77. 7. ; r
tv- j .....j. , .. never a republican. It is acknowl
xnc wurona,; :an lowara tne
war is manifested by two groups,
First the servile, unquestioning wing,
which takes orders without "batting
an eye" and are helpful only as
hewers of wood.
Second, the rebellious, insurgent
group like Chamberlain, Hitchcock,
Reed, McKellar, Ragsdale, Cordqn
With these divergent elements of the
democratic party fighting for su
premacy it has been neccesary for the
republicans to repress tneir partisan
tendencies that the country might not
Their attitude has been construed
as a party surrender. But never was
a greater mistake. The republican
party is aroused to activity from
sentiments of the highest patriotism
to make a vigorous campaign that the
country may win the war and con
stitutional government be preserved.
PARTISANSHIP KEPT UP.
Wilson and a democratic congress
have been in power five years. Be
fore the war an overflowing treasury
had been emptied and bonds issued to
pay the running expenses of the gov
ernment. Industrially the country
had been reduced to almost panic con
ditions. During the pre-war period
partisanship was excusable, but since
war was declared, it was expected that
our government, like eevry other fair
ly representative government on
earth had done, would call into coun
cil all the strong men of all parties
and factions. But neither the present
democratic administration or congress
has shown any disposition to go out
side the party for either advice or
The cabinet continues as partisan
as when President Wilson created it,
vacancies in the Department of State,
War and Justice being filled with
dyed-in-the-wool democrats, with the
possible exception of Secretary Lan
sing, whose long service in the De
partment of State may have made him
independent in his leanings.
Democrats to Bench.
Under the preceding administration
of Taft two democratic members of
the supreme bench were appointed,
namely Associate Justices Burton and
Lamar, while a democratic associate
justice of the court, Edward Doug
lass White, was made chief justice.
Under President Wilson three demo
crats have been appointed to the su
preme bench, McReynolds, Bran
dies and Clark and no republicans.
A national reserve bank board, au
thorized by congress,' with the dis
tinct understanding that it should be
bipartisan in personnel, was made up
of democrats alone. One of them,
however, was found to be so con
nected with the Harvester trust that
he had to be rejected and a doubt
ful republican placed in his stead.
A tariff board, organized under the
pledge of bipartisanship, was created
and there is not a republican on it.
Murdock in the Gap.
A vacancy was created in the federal
trade board by a republican going out
and our "red-headed and hopeful"
friend, Victor Murdock of Kansas was
named for the vacancy. Nobody will
accuse Murdock of being a republican,
especially of recent years.
Under Taft and Roosevelt promi
nent democrats with republicans were
called to the White House for con
sultation. But today it is a most un
usual thing for a republican to enter
the sacred precincts of the executive
mansion for consultation.
Republicans at White House.
One of these visits was described
by a republican leader as followsThe
president speaks: "Here is what I
want. Here is your hat, what's your
In the house, where the republicans
actually elected in 1916 equalled the
democrats, a democratic organization
was effected by a combination with a
socialist, a sugar protectionist and a
prohibitionist. A speaker and all the
offices were taken by the democrats.
Of the 59 standing committees of the
house every one has a democratic ma
jority, democratic chairmen and dem
The following most important com
mittees are presided over by southern
democrats: Agriculture, appropria
tions, banking and currency, claims,
District of Columbia, foreign affairs,
immigration, Indian affairs, insular
affairs, ;' ..erstate, and foreign com
merce, judiciary, merchant marine and
fisheries, military affairs, naval affairs,
post offices and po$t roads, public
buildings and grounds, rivers and har
bors, roads, rules, territories, war
claims and ways and means. It will
also be seen that not a single north
ern state has a chairmanship of an
follow the Leader.
The majority members of these
committees seldom attempt to ori
ginate or initiate any legislation. They
take the prepared draft of bills frcm
administration heads and crowd them
hurriedly through the committees
often over the fierce opposition of the
republican members, who, since war
was declared, have refrained from
strenuous opposition, lest the country
would call them unpatriotic.
Champ Clark, as speaker now looks
down upon a membership made up of
Gil democrats, 212 republicans and
some odds and ends.
Every day the house is in session
the speaker calls members to take
his seat, either as speaker, or chair
man of the committee of the whole.
At one time or another every demo
cratic member has sat in the chair.
London the socialist has been cal'ed
to preside. So has Randall, the pro
hibitionist. So has Martin the suyar
Brotcctiouiit, who voted for Clark, Lut
Be, ISM O street
(Special.) Throughout the
newspapers making the state-
them democratic The reason
edged that the republican8 have the
leading parliamentarians, but none of
them is considered fit to sit in the
chair and under .the flag.
Senate Not So Partisan.
The senate has a larger democratic
majority than the house, but is not
quite so partisan. Now and then for
a few minutes, when a democrat is
making a speech and none of his
partisan colleagues cares to listen to
mm the vice president calls a repub
lican to the chair to preside until a
democrat comes in.
f But every committee of importance
in the senate has a democratic chair
man and majority. Here are the lead
ing committees of the upper brarch
Of congress with the name nf ih
chairmen: Agriculture Gore of Okla
homa. Appropriations Martin of Vir
ginia. Banking and Currency Owen
of Oklahoma, District of Columbia,
Smith of Maryland. Education and
Labor Hoke Smith of Georgia.
Finance Simmons of North Carolina.
Foreign Relations Stone of Missouri.
Immigration Hardwick of Georgia.
Indian Affairs Ashhurst of Arizona.
Military Affairs Chamberlain of Ore
gon. Naval Affairs Tillman of South
Carolina. Postoffices and Post Roads
Bankhead of Alabama. Public
Buildings and Grounds Swanson of
Virginia. Rules Overman of North
Carolina. Judiciary Culberson of
Texas. Just one important chairman
ship in the north, Chamberlain of mili
tary affairs (and he was born and
reared in the south) and now they are
trying to depose or silence him.
A Matter of Taxes.
It is interesting to note that the
17 states constituting the section
which furnishes all these chairmen
pays less tkan one-fifth of the national
taxes, yet they receive about half the
appropriation of money from the
Moreover looking over the recent
report of the provost marshal-general
jt is found that these 17 states cof
lectively volunteered only 35 per cent
of their quota of soldiers while the
others averaged 49 per cent. The
?v"agLfor the whole United States
being 404-10 per cent
Republican Burden Bearers.
It is frequently said that republicans
are appointed to responsible positions
such as food or fuel commisisoners
and instance such appointments as
Gordon Wi Wattles and John L. Ken
nedy of Nebraska. These men are
simply burden bearers, without salary,
to perform unpopular duties and bnmr
whatever unpopularity there may be
arising from their duties, home to
themselves, or to the political party
they mav represent.
The foregoing in time of peace
might be tolerated, but in time of war
it is repugnant to Americanism and
the republicans while being patriotic
will no longer efface themselves. They
JaFZ th Strong rePublin party
m,nfj lhe t008,' effective instru
mentality to Wm the war and hold in
tact our institutions.
If further evidence of republican
esolut.on to assert itself be required
fatiS! Ch?Jr Hay. the inde
GLIDDEN TO BOOST
Famous Globe Trotter and Mo
tor Enthusiast Will Deliver
Illustrated Lecture at Fon
tenelle Thursday Night.
lTr!proj'ect.now under way to es-
Iminl i' ome' "Bering
among ltS leaders. . Mrs. Dr. Jennie
caiifass. prominent in women's circles
.? rJhiUrs dTay PigH when Lieuten-t?L2rrk-h
?-lidden' famous world
tuZ iWu'VS' an "'crated lec
rVC Hrtel Fontenelle, the pro
ceeds being donated to the home.
hJn!bantq,iet ro.ora of the note! has
been donated to the cause, and a nom-
na entrance iee will be charged. The
w w.lU .begin at 8:30 P m
Hp rtV5? ,.CCtur-e Lieutenant Glid
den will display pictures obtained by
verH.7'7 rUntry of the in
verse. He tells of some personal ex
perience m connection with each.
Lieutenant Glidden has been sta
tioned at Fort Omaha for several
months, having been president of the
aviation examining board prior to its
close He comes from Boston, and
donated the "Glidden Trophy," which
has been fought for by motor en
thusiasts for many years.
hJJ,hT0UI" "."' Chrl,n association
held th. .nnual election of offlcon. W.
W. Bennett, president; D. M. Hoeford vice
president; H. E. Campbell, treasurer.
March la th date for the day of
prater. Berlnnln- March 5 will be a aarlea
of Toun Men'e Christian association meet-
". iunni me aneaKera will be F. Jf
Sheldon of the Conarea-atlonal Educational
society of Boaton and Rev. O. A. Hulbert
A number of Donne student attended '
the basket ball e-ame at Wealevan Thura-1
day and stayed for the Oanz-Brown con-1
cert In the even in.
l.Di.?ifrt,,rnlty raT m'dwlnter ban-'
Franklin, was the out-of-town member,
nif . Di trmttnlty av a banquet and
clZrT.tVtn,n' ln thi C""oal
h.n" "S""," 0,J 3pnev- Weadames Var- I
""'1' pounds, p. A. Miller and franale!
of Bentr'ce. Mr. and Jfra. r, N Cl l
or Friend were out-of-town guests at the
lector evening- nroaram.
MU Oleic Anderson. '10. 1a In Vash'mfton
v.u ,,nnllwt service In the
TO TAKE CHARGE
First Administration of This
Character in Two Thousand
Years Sent by British
to Holy Land.
The commission the Zionists are
sending to Palestine which will, in
etfect, constitute the first Jewish
administration of the Holy Land in
2,000 years, will be functioned there
before the Passover holidays, the
reat festival of the Jewish emancipa
tion from Egyptian bondage, which
begins March II.
This commission is going to Pales
tine with the consent of the British
government and will sail from a port
in ranee early next month. It will
be headed by Dr. Chain Weitzman,
president of the E.-.gKsh Zionist fed
eration, and will include Joseph
Cowen, his predecessor in that office.
Menachem Mendel Usyshjdn, rep
resenting me Russian Zionist leaera
tion, Leon Simon, secretary of the
English Zionist federation, and Gold
bert and Rosoff.
Tttached to the commission as ex
perts, will be Aaron Aaronsohn, the
discoverer of wild wheat, and Cap
tain Ormebby Gore, one of the
British war cabinet secretaries. ,
Objects in View.
The objecti of the commission.
which arc sanctioned by the British
To bring back to life the Jewish
colonies to pre-war conditions by
furnishing the necessary aid to the
educational, health, and communal
institutions, and by aiding repatria
tion. To make survey for the future
permanent development of a Jewish
Palestine, and to formulate the pro
gram for its development.
lo create harmonious relation
ships with the Arab and Armenian
states that are to be the neighbors of
the Jewish state.
To investigate the ' feasibility of
immediately founding a Jewish
lhe Provisional Zionist committee
is giving serious attention to the
selection of the personal of the
American members of the Jewish
commission, whose names will be an
nounced within the next few ays.
bpeec Medical Unit.
Active p eparations are beinir made
by Hadassah, the women's Zionist
organization, for expediting the de
parture of the medical unit which it
is sending toPalastine to co-operate
with the commission in creating
better health conditions in that
country. This unit will consist of 50
physicians and nurses, and will carry
with it an adequate medical supply.
Hadassah has just received a con
tribution of $100,000 from the joint
distribution committee toward the
fund which it has been raising for the
purposes of this unit. Hadassah is
also preparing to ship to Palestine
over 50 cases of garments which have
been received from alll over the
country for distribution among the
needy in Palestine.
State Liberty Loan Heads
Confer With Committeemen
T. C. Byrne, state chairman: E. F.
Folda, state secretary, and O. T. East
man, treasurer, have had conferences
during the last three weeks with
nearly a!' of the county chairmen of
the Liberty loan committee of Ne
braska for the purpose of making
plans for the third Liberty loan cam
paign which is to start in April. They
have confirmed the appointment of
more than 1,000 chairmen, who will
lead more than 5,000 active workers
in the drive.
At some of the conferences." said
Mr. Byrne, "the workers refused to
adjourn for meals. Many who had
planned to leave on certain trains re
mained to the very end of the meet
ings." At one. town, said Mr. Eastman,
"We were obliged to ca'tch a certain
train and a body of local workers ac
companied us to the depot and the
conference was continued there. We
were still talking to them from the
steps as the train pulled out."
Food Conservation Talkers
Speak to Crowds in Custer
Broken Bow, Neb., March 3. (Spe-
cial Telegram.) Fifteen hundred
people listened to Dr. Wilbur, Sen
ator Colby and Mrs. Max Mayer of
the United States food administration
at a big double meeting held here this
afternoon. The meetings were held
simultaneously in the Lyric theater
and Methodist church. People from
all parts of the country were in at
tendance. I he noted speakers made
pleas for food conservation. A pre
vious session addressed by Senator
Colby and Mrs. Mayer was held for
the benefit of all the schools.
State Fire Commissioner
To Probe Filley Fire
- Beatrice, Neb., March 3. (Special
Telegram.) In investigating the fire
which destroyed the Filley Spotlight
plant Friday, Deputy Sheriff Acton
last evening found that oil from a
small stove in the rear of the buLldjng
had been sprinkled over some waste
paper and then fired. The state fire
commissioner will be asked to investi
Frisco Women Plead
For Lives of Sammies
San Francisco, March 3-An ap
peal on behalf of 6,000 San Fran
cisco club women, asking clemency
for four American soldiers in
France, sentenced to death for
sleeping while on sentry duty, was
sent tonight by telegraph to Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson, following a
resolution adopted by the San Fran
cisco City Federation of Woman's
Clubs. The telegram said:
"While we realize the' need of
army discipline, especially in war
time, and while we appreciate the
breach involved of a sentry falling
asleep at his post in the presence of
the enemy, nevertheless, the San
Francisco City Federation of
Woman's Clubs, representing 6,000
women, respectfully appeals to your
excellency's distinguished sense of
humanity to extend clemency to
those so accused, particularly in
view of General Pershing's refer
ences of these cases to you.
"The mothers of America will
.applaud your leniency.
Briei City News
Ha Bool Print It New Beacon Preaa.
Lighting Futures. Burgcss-Urnndcn.
Tom Nolan Returns T. J. Nolan,
Omaha attorney, has returned from
an eastern trip.
Robt. C Drursodow & Co., storks
and bonds and local securities, 860
Omaha Nat. Ban!c Blag. '
Carey Home Again Frank J
Carey, who underwent an operation
six weeks ago In a local hospital, has
returned to his home.
Students .lve Recital- -The atu
dents of James ,dwc C rnal gave
their semi-monthly vo a! recital at
the etualo Thursday .enlnT.
Will Move to Omaha Dr. Frank
Simon has been appointed medical di
rector of the Commonwealth Life In
surance company, and will move to
Muny Choir to Meet The Muni
cipal chorus will meet in the city
counctl chambers Sunday afternoon.
Several voeal selections will be sung
Teachers Aid Fncle Sam Mir Ma
bel Gormley of Florence school and
Miss Ida Melchor of Saratoga school
have gone to Washing-tor., D. C, to
enter go -eminent service.
Speo.nl Pre. nn Sund..y James E.
Carnal, director music, has ar.
ranged a special musical program to
be given at the Frist MethoVot church
Sunday. Miss Nora Neal will play the
Thcosophlcal Lecture Dr. John V.
Johnson will read a paper on "The
Spiritual Life of the Man of the
World" before the Omaha Theosoph-
ical society at 315 McCague building
at 8:15 tonight.
Another Candidate Michael . . Sul
livan, Jr., timekeeper for r street
car company, Sat rday announce, his
candii.acy for city commissioner. Sul
livan is a son of Detective tiki Sulli
van. He was born and reared ln
Organ Recital Tonight At Trinity
cathedral tonight at 7:30, there will
be an organ and choir service, with
a short sermon by Dean Tancock. The
choir will sing the favorite anthems
of the church and the organist will
play three numbers.
State Bank of Omaha, corner Six.
teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per
cent on time deposits; 3 per cent
on savings accounts. AH deposits ln
this bank are protected by the de
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of . Nebraska, Adv.
Play New Pipe Organ The new
pipe organ, donated by Frank Burk
ley to St. Cecilia's cathedral, will be
played for the first time at the 11
o'clock mass Sunday. Father Oree
gan, O. S. B., of Conception, Kan.,
will play during the service.
Says Husband Is Cruel Elsie Shep-
pard accuses Charles Sheppard of
tearing her clothes off and of indulg
ing in other cruelties to her ln her
petition in district court for divorce
and alimony: She says they were
married in Kalamazoo, Mich., Janu
ary 26, 1915.
Committeemen Meet Block com
mitteemen, team captains and ward
colonels of the campaign of the Coun
ty Council of Defense to list the fam
ilies of the city and county and the
war work they have done, will hold a
meeting at the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce Tuesday night
Enlists In Engineers Karl B.
Kraus, head of the Karl B. Kraus
company, designing engineers of
Omaha, has been accep.w- fo. serv
ice ith the 43d engineers. He goes
to Jeff' rson Barracks, Mo. From
tnere he will proceed to Camp Ameri
can University, Washington, D. C.
Sentence S pended; Fred Orleb,
who, with two i.mpanlons, was in
jured ln a collisiv with a st et car
Thursd. . night at Twenty-H st and
Dodge streets, Saturday morning was
sentenced to 10 uays in Jail for reck
less driving. The eenUa.- . later
suspended and he was paroW to F.
E. Grange of Thompson-Beld com
pany, by whom he is employed.
Fine fireplace goods at Sunderlands.
TO GOTO HOOVER
Food Administrator Wattles
Says Any Action of This
Kind to Be Dealt With
If any of the bakers of Omaha
actually refuse to wholesale bread at
7yi cents per one-pound loaf, as Food
Administrator Wattles has ordered
them to do, the case will probably
go to Federal Food Administrator
Hoover at Washington for review.
"The entire matter will rest with
Mr. Hoover if the bakers refuse to
comply with the order," said Food
John W. Parish, attorney for the
state food administration in the hear
ing during which the bakers' costs
were determined, said Saturday he re
grets that Jay Burns has taken a de
fiant attitude toward the food ad
ministration in announcing that he
will not sell bread at wholesale at
7'$ cents, as the food administrator
ordered the bakers to do.
"The people would get along some
way even if Burns should close up
his plant, as he threatened to do,"
A number of bakers met with Mr.
Wattles Saturday to confer about the
making of the new 12-ounce loaf of
bread which is now added to the list
of standard loaves the bakers are to
make. The 12-ounce loaf is to retail
at 7XA cents.
Workmen Parade as Protest
To Weak Beer in Canada
Toronto, March 3. A large proces
sion of workmen marched to the par
liamentary building yesterday and
asked for an increase in strength of
prohibition beer. The request was
refused by the provincial premier. Sir
William Hearst, who was "booed" by
the crowd. The request was that IVi
per. cent of alcohol instead of 2l2 per
cent proof spirits be established as
the legal strength.
Washington, March I. (Special Tale
tram.) Poatmaatera appointed Iowa: Clem
ona, Marahall county, Grace E. Bracknay;
Green Mountain, Manhall county, Raymond
W. Thomaa, vice Ambroae H. Thomas, re
elgned; Coal City, Appanoose county, Thom
aa A. Klrby, vice Samuel Ryals, realfned;
Oakley, Lucas rounty, Ralph B. Mike
sell, vlo Gertie M. Keene, removed; Pleas
ant Valley, Scott county, Alden Blackman,
vice George D. Johanaen, realfned; River
Junction, Johnson county, Mrs. Anna Hou
ses, vice Joae, h R. Musaer. realfned; Tal
mage, Union county, Mra. 8arah M. I.ahn,
vice Bert B. White, resigned; Weatfleld.
Plymouth county. Harry H. Goatlnr, vice
William M. Cunningham, resigned; Sweeney,
Lyman county, Mra. Kate Ford, vice Pat
rick Sweeney, ar removed.
The postofflce at Norwoodvllle, Polk
county, la., has been discontinued. Mall
Rural letter carriers appointed: Nebraska
Ulssea, Andrew J. Staver. Iowa Ochcye
dan, John H. Randall.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
LOOT OF THIEVES
Numerous Reports of Small
Burglaries and Jobberies
Keep Detectives Ever
on the Jump.
Detectives are kept busy running
down clues to six petty burglaries
which have been committed in vari
ous parts of the city witlrn the last
24 hours. Chief interest in the "jobs"
is aparently centered on musical in
struments and women's lingerie.
Ernest Nordin, 2527 South Tenth
street, reported that while riding in a
Farnam street car yesterday a flute,
packed in a black leather case was
stolen from him.
Has Musical Taste.
A cornet, suitcase and a valuable
Russian pony coat were stolen from
H. N. Anderson, 608 Norih Eight
eenth street. Burglars entered the
house through a rear door.
Close watch is being kept for a
mysterious and clever thief, probably
feminine, who entered the apartment
room of Mrs. W. S, Felt, Iraverton
apartments, Twenty-fourth and Lang
don court, yesterday moriimg and
stole six silk opera waists, two dresses
and a beautiful silk opera robe.
The burglar entered by prying open
a bathroom window, after climbing
the fire escape to the apartments on
the third floor.
Money and Clothes.
Harry Bierbauer and John Shea,
both rooming at 2424 South Six
teenth street, reported to the police
that a sneak thief entered their rooms
and stole two suits of clothes, a hat,
watch chain and $10.
Burglars entered the home of Mrs.
Henderson, 1618 Davenport street,
during her absence yesterday and ran
sacked a trunk. She told police that
$40 which was in the trunk, is miss
inir. Sleuths are also "gunmshoeing"
through the city, looking for the
Beau Brummel of nobby dressers,
who might be decked out in unusu
ally bright colored shirts which were
reported stolen from the Berg Cloth
ing company, 1415 Farnam street,
some time yesterday.
Six valuable silk shirts were taken
from their stock.
Lieut. Jean Cobbey Enters
Aviation School in Texas
Camp Cody, N. M., March 3. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Lieutenant Jean Cob
bey, chaplain 134th infantry, Fifth Ne
braska, more recently at the base hos
pital here and known in Omaha as
minister of the Christian church, will
become a real sky pilot.
He has resigned his commission and
will go as a private to the aviation
school at the University of Texas, at
Austin. Cobbey is the son of Rev.
Charles Cobbey, Christian chuch
pastor in Omaha, who has another
son, Sergeant Paul Cobbey, in the
134th infantry and another son in the
army in France.
The elder Cobbey was religious sec
retary for the Young Men's Christian
Chaplain Cobbey became known to
the southwest through his speaking
tour In the interest of the national
funds. He was with the Nebraska
troops on the border last year and for
merly practiced law in Omaha.
Wealthy St. Joe Men
Come on Trial Monday
St. Joseph, Mo., March 3. (Special
Telegram.) The trials of A. J.
August, Leslie Clark and Isaac Kalis,
charged with having evaded the mili
tary draft by bribery, will be among
the first called when the United
States district court goes into session
The trial of Dr. Forrest A. Thomas,
accused of accepting money in this
connection, as a member of a draft
board, will probably not come until
May. August is a wealthy clothing
merchant and it is alleged he offered
money to get the exemption of Kalis,
who is his son-in-law. Clark was
jailer here and is supposed to have
been the go-between.
Italian Inventor Suggests
(Correspondence ot Tha Associated Treai.)
Rome, Sept. IS. Numerous extraor
dinary inventions to undo the sub
marine have been submitted to the
minister of Italy, and to the various
naval attaches here, particularly that
of the United btates. Une ot tnese
inventions modestly involves the dam
ming up of the submarines and forc
ing them into shallow shore waters,
where they may be caught like fish.
This invention calls for an immense
steel net thirty or forty miles long and
forty feet deep.
Another original plan was sub
mitted to the United States naval at
tache providing for the building of
an unsinkable ship made of solid
wood. The inventor suggested that it
be towed by another steamship, but he
didn't explain how the other ship
would escape. Nor did he explain
how a solid wood ship could carry
freight and passengers.
There seems to be no means of dis
couraging the brilliant minds of the
fresh water sailors and land engineers
which evolve these schemes. As a
matter of duty and precaution, all
comers have their schemes examined,
but when informed that they are "at
present unadapted to the needs of the
navy," they go on to the next naval
office, generally winding up at that
of the United States. "The United
States is a country that knows a
bright plan when presented and has
the money and energy to develop it,"
One plan involved the drying up of
the Mediterranean by allowing its
waters to slip into the Sahara desert
for a few days until the enemy sub
marines were all captured, when the
water would again be turned back to
VICTOR WHITE COAL CO.,
1214 Farnam. Tel. Douglas 9.
WITH GAS BOMBS
TOOK U ASLEEP
Use of , Weapon Barred by All
Civilized Countries Is Now
Losing Its Frightful
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, March 3. Recent
American casualties in a gas attack
illustrated the experience of all the
European armies that the success of
the barbarous weapon, revived by the
Germans, largely is dependent on sur
prise, since improved ' masks have
e'iminated all danger if the men have
time to put them on.
The Americans were caught asleep
or before they were able to adjust
their masks, which a statement to
night by the gas defense service of the
medical department, declared to be the
most efficient in existence.
Gas masks now are being manu
factured at a rate whi-.h assures an
ample supply for the troops abroad
and for training at home, said the
service statement. Many factories,
turning from peace to war work, are
producing masks of the approved type,
and in adidtion a government plant
employing 4,000 persons, soon will be
in operation to do the more difficult
sewing operations on the face pieces.
All to Be Equipped.
The determination of the govern
ment that no American shall go into
the trenches without full equipment
will prevent the harrowing exper
iences suffered bv the Canadians at
Vpres in April, 1915, when the Ger
mans first called to their aid the
weapon outlawed by all civilized na
tions subscribing to The Hague con
Cotton fabric, carefully rubberized,
cut to fit various types of faces, forms
the face piece of the American mask
and is he.d in place by elastic bands
over the head. The ears are left un
covered, and sight is provided through
celluloid or class eve nieces. A
canister filled with secret chemicals is
carried in a small knapsack and con
nected with a flexible tube which goes
into the soldiers' mouth. A nose damn
forces the wearer to breathe through
his mouth, the air being taken in
through the canister and any gas ren
dered harmless by the absorbent
chemicals. Outgoing breath passes
inrougn a smaii ruuucr vaive in me
Must Be Ready.
Mere provision of masks is onlv the
beginning of the defense system, how
ever, as the men must be trained to
know when a gas attack is coming
and to adjust their masks in six sec
onds or less.
An alarm is given bv horns.
whistles or rattles. The mask is car
ried in a knapsack at the left hip, the
supporting straps beinsr shortened
when a danger zone is entered so that
the mask rests on the chest at the
"alert." A soldier has merelv to ooen
the knapsack, pull out the flexible hese
witn the face piece attached, put the
rubber mouthpiece in his mouth and
adjust the bands over his head. The
nose clip can be placed in position
after the mask is on.
Training the men comprises long
drills in adjusting the masks, exhibi
tions of the efficacy of the masks by
having the man enter a gas-filled hut
wearing them and finally sham gas
attacks at unexpected moments. Thee
separate parts now are comprised In
the gas defense service, known as the
field supply section, field training sec
tion and overseas repair section. The
first furnishes the masks, the second
teaches its use and the third attends
to repairs in France and the replace
rrfent of the canisters when the chemi
cals lose their strength. ,
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Be Caught in Net
its original place. This plan is not
particularly original, it being an imi
tation of the great engineering project
for watering the Sahara desert
One day two of these inventors met
in a naval office. One was busy ex
plaining how to protect dreadnaughts
by an immense steel net, the net hav
ing on its tedge a fringe of floating
bombs, which, when they came into
contact with the submarine's pro
jectile, would create a counter ex
plosion and blow it up.
"It won't dp," explained the naval
officer. "For one thing your fringe
would be sucked down and get en
tangled in the ship's propeller
"I can overcome that objection,"
cried the other inventor. "I have in
vented a ship that runs without a
SAY ECHO. YOUR HAT
MAN WILL SHOW YOU
THE SEASON'S BEST
HAT OF COURSE IT'S A
EASTER, MARCH 31st
Hive your clothes cleaned now tor
Easter, while we can uarantee work
and aervlce. No food promlaed tor
delivery the week before Eaatar. That
time will be devoted exclusively to set
ting out the work on hand.
Carey CUaning Company
is Ideal for
PLAN DRIVE FOR
One Hundred Committeemen to'
Aid in Campaign to Baisa "
$50,000 to Advortise
More than 100 committeemen f
the Omaha Chamber of Commerce
will co-operate with the 30 members
of the governing committees of the
bureau of publicity in canvassing the
city March 11-20 for subscriptions for
a $50,000 fund to advertise Omaha.
CO. Talmage, chairman of the
bureau of publicity, will be "general"
of the drive. There will be IS teams,
each with a captain and assistant, and
such other workers as the captain
may select from the committee of
A meeting will be held Wednesday
noon at the Chamber of Commerce,
at which the committee of 100 will be
given final instructions by Mr. Tal
mage. The present subscribers to the bu
reau are contributing approximately
$15,000 a year. It will be necessary
to raise only $35,000 from others. A
list of 800 prospects has been pre
pared and it is believed that the $35,
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are not now subscribing to the bureau.
pui wno are enjoying tne Denents ot
A booklet has been printed show
ing what the bureau of publicity has
done during the last eight years and
what mav n irnmtmA in f ..-.
if the scope of the bureau is broad-
lar to that put on at Louisville, Ky.,
1 . 1 . AAA AAA
ms year, wncn fi,iuv,uw was raised
for an advertising and industrial fund.
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SIX OLD LADIES
Famous Medicine Accomplishes
Wonderful Results in Treat
ing Infirmities ' of
Old Age. ;
For the last year or so several of
the more elderly ladies of the Old
Ladies' Home on Rutledge pike,
Knoxville, Tenn., have been in a very
feeble, delicate state of health, bor
dering at times on what might be
termed a general decline.
Their failing health was due, no
doubt, in a large measure to the gen-
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although they received every possible
care and attention, they seemed to
be beyond the reach of the treatment
ordinarily administered in such cases.
At the suggestion of Mrs. Culton,
the matron of the institution, they
concluded to try Tanlac and it was a
happy decision indeed when they did;
so. The reconstructive powers of the
medicine were at once in evidence.
They began almost immediately to
feel better, eat better and rest better."
since tnat time tne treatment nas
been continued with the most aston
ishing and gratifying results, but let
them tell their own stories in their
own individual way. Their statement
are profoundly interesting.
Mrs. Houser was one of the first
to use the medicine, and being at a
very auvancea age, ner irouoie naq
been more persistent and difficult to'
treat, perhaps, than any of the others.
Mrs. Houser said:
"I have been in a very weak, nerv
ous state for several years and have
suffered principally from stomach
trouble. I would go for months at a
time without eating any solid food
and up to a short time ago, spent
most of my time in my room, as I
was too weak to come downstairs. 1
ate some cornbread and spare ribs
for dinner today and they seemed to
agree with me perfectly, al I have
suffered no bad after effects what
ever. The horrible headaches and
nervioiisness are crone and I am feel
ing so much better in every way." '
Mrs. Martin, who was the next to
"I have suffered a great deal from
hard, darting pains in my head and
had stomach trouble. I hardly ever
have a pain now, the catarrh no long
er troubles me and my appetite is
much better." -Mrs.
"I was sick al! last summer and
I now feel better and stronger than
in months. I no longer suffer, from
the headaches I had so much."
Mrs. Vallis seemed to be especially
delicate and had a very weak con
stitution and weak stomach. Mrs.
"In only one week after taking
your medicine I began to feel great
ly improved. I feel very much
stronger, enjoy my meals more and
seem to rest better at night. I ex
pect to continue taking Tanlac." , (
In referring to the above state
ments the Tanlac representative said:
"I consider the statements of these
old ladies the most remarkable that
have ever come under my observa
tion. I do not hesitate to say that I
believe these endorsements to be the
strongest that have ever been re
cived by a proprietary medicine of
"When people grow to a ripe old
age, their digestive organs lack vital
ity, and begin to act more slowly and
less effectually than in youth. The
circulation becomes poor, the blood
gets thin, the appetite fails and the
"Tanlac, the powerful reconstruc
tive tonic, is the ideal strengthener
and body builder for old folks, be-
a . . a
cause it creates a rooq ncauny ap
petite, strengthens digestion, enriches
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builds up, strengthens and invigorates
feeble, run-down, nervous people, and
is an unfailing source of comfort to
the aged and infirm.
Tanlac is sold in Omaha by Sher
man & McConnell Drug Company,
wui 11 vl vjiaivv,ii its kmv auugv fflivviai
Owl Drug Company, Sixteenth and
Harney street: Harvard Pharmacy,
Twenty-fourth and Farnam streets;
northeast corner Nineteenth and far
nam, and West End Pharmacy, Forty
ninth and Dodge streets. Advertii
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