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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1918.
AND SUGAR MOVE
declares Price-Fixing on Com
modities Has Saved Countryx
From Chaos; Nation
ft d-.-Vj n x t
T auuuia . Doosu
Washington, March 22. iaking
in defens- of the food and fuel-administrations
in the senate today,
Senator Jones of New Mexico, ex
onerated both of blame for the re-
cent sugar and toal shortage.
He declared their price-fixing had
saved the country from "chaos and
confusion." f ; y
Senator Jones, who was a .member
of the manufacturers' sub-cpmnvttee
' which investigated the sugar and coal
shortages, spoke in reply to Senator
Lodge vof Massachusetts, who recent
ly denounced price-fixing as a failure,
blamed-' the fuel scarcftyon Admin
istrator" Garfield and asserted that the
sugar shortage was largely artificial.
Help, Not Hinder.
"Let these organizations alotre,"
urged Senator Jones. "If they need
more power, give it. Don't badger
or,' heckle them. On the other hand
help and encourage them. Let us not
I say to die world that the " affair of
our government at this tim are in
y incompetent hands. To the contrary,
let us tell the truth and say 'to the'
world Jlia. the resources ot this coun
try are being successfully mobilized
for the purpose of the war."
Senator Jones resented the Massa
chusetts senator's criticism of thij iuel
administration as being a "bureau
largely composed of amateurs," de
claring the fuel and also the food
administrators are both well qualified
and, with the organizations they rave
created, are "serving the country sole
ly for patriotic reasons."
Senator Lodge's Speech was retc-red
i to as an "example of studied am' de-
liberate word lashing," its tendency
being to bring the entire administra
tion into "disrepute.?
To refute Senator- Lodge's state
ment that no actual sugar shortage
existed. Senator Jones said that agri
cultural department reports showhat
on August 311 1917, sugar stocks wore
125,000 tons below normal. ,
Defends Sugar Policy.
In defending. the administration's
sugar price fixing policy he s.ul it
was difficult to conceive that any-
thing resulted other than a benefit to
the great mass of American consum
ers without injury to the prodt!r.er.
JTaking'up the coal situation Sena
' or Jones said:.
v "The activities of the fuel admin
istration from the very beet na
have been directed toward supplying
the extraordinary demand for r al
on the part of the government :tclf
and those branches of industry wfc.'ch
the government has called intj war
service.,- With the entire coal &a put
inadequate to supply the dema-.'ls of
the country, it has been necessary of
course to make readjustments to sup
ply the war demand.'
"It, is my belief that the qu.mion
as to the causes of a shortage of ical
and the high prices can beanswered
with one word, transportation V&d
transportation been unlimited I think
'there can be no doubt but wh the
ordinary -machinery for ' distribution
would iave expanded and met n! de
Fuel Administrator Garfield's luel
order temporarily closing indnst ies
east of the Mississippi river daring
.certain days also was defended by
Senator Jones, whq said "thit the
order was-not wholly without justifi
cation may reasonably be inured
from the fact that after the eftcs of
its operation in this country ure
known, a similar order was issued and
made effective in Canada
TO PRESIDE OVER
i LINCOLN DIOCESE
Rome," Wednesday, March 22. The
Right Rev. "Charles J. O'Reilly,
bishop of the diocese of Baker City,
Ore., has been appointed by Pope
Benedict bishop of the diocese of
General Bell Optimistic '
Over Outcome of Conflict
New York, March 22. There i nof
the slightest occaskm for pess:msm
or discouragement, General T. F.-auk-lin
Bell, commander of the 77th divi
sion of the national army, declared
today in his first interview sin'", his
recent return from the fighting ir.int
in France. t
"We are engaged in a serious under
taking, but there is not the slightest
reason for doubting that- we will
finally accomplish our task and ac
complish it thoroughly," Genera! Hell
said. "Patience and perseveran;e is
all that will be required."
McCormack Sings to 12,000;
Rajses $100,000 for Relief
San Francisco. March 22.-r-Twenty-
thousand dollars were added here last
night to the $100,000 war relief fund
that John McCormack, the tenor, is
raising for the American1 Red1 Cross
society, v hen he sang before an aud
ience of 12,000 persons. This was
said to be the largest number that
had attended a similar entertainment
in this country, and the civic audito
rium was taxed to its capacity.
RIVAL HOSTS AT
DEATH GRIPS ON
Germans Pass British Outposts,
But Nowhere Gain Objec
fives; Drive Toward pid
Battlefield of Somme.
(Br Associated Tract.)
British soldiers have met and with
stood the most stupendous attack
Germany has hurled against the west
ern front in three and one-half years
On a front of more than 50 miles
thev armed hosts of democracy are at
grips with the forces of Prussianism
and what may be the decisive struggle
in the great war is raging in northern
In their first onslaught, the enemy,
after a gigantic bombardment from
great masses of guns, passed the Brit
ish outposts at some points and at
tained the battle line, but nowhere
did the Germans. gain the objectives
planned. Regiment after regiment
was hurled against the defenses of the
British front and Field Marshal Haig
reports the German losses as excep
Push Toward Somme.
Desperate fighting coutinuei all
along the lines from the Sensee to the
Oise, and especially on the Can' rai
sector. Enemy efforts before Cam
brai were aimed principally to the
north and south of the salient left
after fighting ceased last November,
with the evident purpose of cutt.ug
off the salient Ind driving th ugh
the opening toward the old battlefield
of the Somme.
Germany's latest offensive finds
both sides prepared Jfor the shock of
prolonged and sanguinary combat.'
For months the Germans have been
training troops and moving up puns
and supplies behind their lines be
tween Arras and St. Qucntin. The
British also have been active and
were prepared for any blow ttye
enemy might deliver. ,
Battlefield for JFuture.
Behind the British lines is thi de
vastated area over which the Ger
mans retreated last March. Field
Marshal von Hindpnbur declared at
the time that the devastation was car
ried out, not only to hamper the al
lied armies, but to provide a battle
field for the future. The .German at
tack may beonly a feint, but a large
breach in the' British lines might in
volve the safety of Paris, and Amiens
and the French channel ports ;rom
the mouth of the Seine to Belgium
.Germany artillery fire also has been
intense on a lenethv front north of
the LaBassee canal and in the Ypres
section in Flanders. On the French
front the Germans have carried oujl
minor attacks northeast of Verdun
and inLorraine. French troops re
pulsed both attempts with loss.
British Bomb Ostend. ' N
British monitors and naval aircraft
have made a combined, attack ou Os
tend, Belgium, a German aerial and
submarine base, and British seaplanes
have attacked enemy mine sweepers,
near Helgoland, Avith machine gun
fire. In th attack on Ostend Brit
ish airmen brought down five Ger
man machines, while the monitors
bombarded the town heavily.
BIG DRIVE WILL
DECIDE WAR SAY
London, March 22. "We are now
entered on a decisive battle for gen
eral peace," says the Taeglische
Rundschau of Berlin, according to an
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Copenhagen in announcing that the
commencement of the , German of
fensive in the west is received with
great felicitation by the German peo
ple, who will follow it with feverish
interest. The, newspaper adds-:
"A single combat between England
and Germany which is to decide the
war, our future position in the world
and whether the Anglo-Saxons shall
continue to press their will on 'the
world, opened tod..y."
New Spanish Cabinet '
With Maura Premier
Madrid, March 22. Antonio Maura,
the former premier, has formed a
Cabinet to- succeed that of Marquis
Scnor Maura will be premier, for
mer Premier Data will be minister of
foreign affairs, Count Romanones
minister of justice and General
Marina minister of war. Mar
quis de Alhucemaswvill take the in
terior portfolio. Count Romanones
also is a.tormer premier.
Suppression German Daily
Cleveland, U.. Marcn auppres
sion of all German Janguagenews
papers in this country and; patt'eu
larly a Cleveland German daily r.ews
nintr nc a Hancerous organ of Ger
manjjropaganda was recommended in
a resolution signed by 66 promtf.ent
.pevelanders, ana sent toaay to rresi
NEW ZONE SYSTEM
OF COAL SUPPLY
Nebraska to Be Supplied From
Mines in Missouri, Iowa
and Other Middle Vest
-v Washington. March 22. Comple
tion of its zone system of coal distri
bution designed to bring about econ
omies of transportation and increased
production was announced by the fuel
administration. Railroad embargoes
will be used to enforce- operation of
the plan. 1
Anthracite and coke are not affect
ed, neither is coal used by railroads,
nor particular kinds used" for specific
purposes, such as production of cer
tain by-products and gas,
Roughly outlined, the middle west
zone isi ' i
Mines in Missouri, Arkansas, Kan
sas, Oklahoma and Iowa will supply
those states, Nebraska, Texas east of
the Pecos river and Louisiana west of
the Mississippi. ,
Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
coal docks will supply the Dakotas,
Minnesota, the upper peuinsula of
Michigan and northern Iowa and Wis
Illinois will supply from April 1
to September 30, Illinois. Wisconsin.
Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Mis
souri, Arkansas. Louisiana, Tennessee,
Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and
from October 1 to March 31 Wiscon
sin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louis
iana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois,
Thirty Germans Killed.
London, March 22. Thirty Ger
man soldiers were killed and i iore
than 100 others injured and 500 muni
tion wagons were blown up by m ex
plosion at Mevrignies station, .iear
Mons, Belgium, according to an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from Ams
terdam filed yesterday. ' .
Gotham Restaurants'; .re
Checked Up for Fudging'
New York, Ivfarch 22. Restaurants
may not serve the succulent ox-tail
ragout, kidney saute, tripe stew or.
eyen calf's liver, on meatless days In
New York. This decision was render
ed today by the federal food board,
which had before it several restaurant
proprietors whose bills of fare showed
that their, chefs on barred days had
been evolving tasty dishes' from meat
All the defendants weredischarged
with the warning that hereafter, on
pain of being forced to close their
places', they must eschew, from horn
to hoof, the use of beef or beef
products on Tuesdays. i .
Indians Protest Bill. '
Washington. March 22. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Hitchcock c has '
received a protesj from 'the tribal
council of the Omaha India'ns-against
giving certain Indians a tribal status ;
as provided for in a bill Senator
Hitchcock introduced a year ago. .'..
BERG SflTS ME,
refund ironey if it fails. 25c
Solendid oualitv Fibre -
Hose all new colors
a leading value. ,.,
75c .. Till TITO
Silk Vests, .
, Extra weigmV Jersey.
Vests flesh and white
several good styles.
Unusual Suit and Blouse
1 Emter clothes buying will reoch its height this Sotur-.
day. We are prepared with wonderfully complete stocks
r;' to meet the demands of our hundreds of customers on this,
day. Vast shipments of merchandise have arrived to aug
ment our stocks during the past week. , i
Easily worth to $32.50.
Featured for Saturday in one
dominant lot, at. . . . . ......
Comparison will prove these to be. by great odds Omaha's fore
most Suit values. Shown in American Poplins and Men's Wear
Serges, in Navy, Black, Tanland Gray well fined new high waist
effects; such values won't linger long, so be here early Saturday.
n w i : . i
U 7 Lingerie
Severaf ' courteous, ; ex
perienced salesladies for
suit department at once.
Buys a iew
- of undeniable good style,
rare values, actually worth
to $39.50. i
'Jaunty Shepherd Checks, Navy, Tan, Gray, and Cookie,', in Ifaplmsand Men's
Wear Serges. New belted efwets. New, narrow skirts, new collars; the styles
are the type well dressed women admire. Your new Easter Suit, can easily be
found in this great groups We urge early choosing Saturday.
, ; , , i .' , .
Wnnd Aff ii 1 Unwind America's finest styled, best tai-
ilirij ri ? T l m ? lored Suits are included in our
IHOtl VII I;-T C showing of better Suits. Beautiful
GRADE w 1 1 D fabrics, rich" linings and unsur-
dOEf on rn iiEf 0At rf passed tailoring individualizes each
ipo&f pov.DJ, ' ipta, pt7.JU. suit featured upward from $35.00.
Pre-Easter Exhibit and Sale of
Cr epe de Chine,
Georgette and Lingerie
se 1 qw
As You Choose Your Associates,
"The kind that have a reputation "
Now, more than ever before men and
young men "must exercise great care in
their clotthes "selections. They must rely
upon the reputation of the store they're
from and the makes of the clothes they buy.- j
Clothing Store for Men
we have buying advantages that enable us
to offer unequaled values and clothes of
As Exclusive Representatives i
The House of
V. ; .
and after careful consideration theadditional celebrated lines of
Hirsch-Wickwire 'and L System
These creations easily surpass all other competition this season as style
leaders. Thus this selection in thesd days' of wool shortage. See . these . re
nowned clothes that arc guaranteed ALL WOOL j
Unusual Styles and Values
; In fin all wool fabrics, styled f orMnen and young men. Speciall v priced from
v $15.00 to $25.00
top coats- :
1 Gabardines, Homespun; Tweeds; pxfofds, etc., etc., fitted arid belt backsu
lined and skeleton-- j gQ to i $35.00 l l : ;
Thousands of new Blouses
are involved in this re
Easter off er-many styles
biaking their initial appear
Beaded and Embroiddred
Georgette Blouses in a
"host "of truly attractive"
styles. All pew Spring
f colors. Values to $10.00.
We are ready Saturday with the greatest
extfibit of quality Blouee3 ever shown by
this store. Those who are not acquainted
with our . Blouse leadership should come
Saturdayi conclusive idence will be
found in every Blouse involved, in sale.
ISXd ' 5K5 Oft .
Crepe de Chines and Geor- i
gette Crepe, fashioned
into clever Blouse styles.
A very extensive range of
models; all colors. Values
Crepe de Chine and Geor- .
" gette in white, flesh and
; a few colors; new high
neck affects; very choice V
: , styles. Worth up to .
$5.95, .; : ,
' Easter Neckwear v
The season's finest havebccn. assembled .
at this store for your Easter' choosing.
Flowing four-in-hands, Bats, Clubs all in
new colorings and "designs ' i
50 to $2.00
Lion Soft Collars Lion Starched Collars
Our Hat Department
Our Hat experience has brought us the season's,
Borsallno's, Berg's, Mallory's, Connatt's,
. Hawe's Von Gal Creations. ' ,
And of equal importance Is our service In help
1 ing you to select a. hat that Is becoming in shape
and colorp- "
Hats are 83.00 to 310.00
Caps are 81.00 to. S2.00
Spring Weight Underwear
We are prepared to supply men of all
proportions in either two-piece or union
suits, 14 sleeves, ; 'length or athletic
Prices $1 to $6
Smart Shirt Creations
i Come and see how successfully we have coped
with adverse market conditions how lrg our
shirt stocks and how large the variety la the most -favored
Fine Madras, 91.00 ?1.50, $2.00 v
Soft and stiff cuffs. -
Silk Mixtures, stripes and checks, S3 9350-4
Tore Silk Shirts, 85.00 to $12.00
. Extra .
1415 Farnam Street
Vaudtvilla and Photopltys
A NIGHT WITH THE POETS (
An ArtUtic Crmtion In Sonr, Poetry
FRANK & CRACIE OEMONT
In Sarlas e( Clay Idea
Hundreds of Voile,
Organdie and Tub
Silk i Blouses ' in .
white, flesh , ana
maize. A great
range for choosing.
Values to $3.00. .
, 'id .
Drama of Adven
ture and Romance
"Tile Haughty Princess"
Montgomery & Perry and Current Bil.
Matinee Today 2 :15
TONIGHT AT 7:55
JWITfl Tonight Until
fuM Sat. Mar. 30
THE COMEDY '
Something Worth Golnf Mll 1 to Sea.
Mata., Sat., Sun., Wed.. Sat!. 50c to 91.00
Nitee. BOe to $1.50
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
Dally Mata, 15-25-50e
The 'I7-'I Edition et
THE LIBERTY GIRLS
Uh Ceiea"eHt JACK CONWAY
Brand new eho throughout "Belli? end the Semi
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LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
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Also "Toto" Comedy
i n T U P AI 24th and
Laat Tltnrn Today
ETHEL BARRYMORE In
"THE ETERNAL MOTHER"
"HER DEBT OF,
WILL S. HART in
. i AM
Last Timet Toimy ...T ':
i ELLA HALL in
"BEAUTY IN CHAINS"
3 Todajr- VIRGINIA PEARSON ta -"THOU
SHALT NOT STEAL"
CHARLIE CHAPUN in "The Immigrant"
24th and Amas
Today MARY MILES MINTER
in "BEAUTY AND THE ROGUE"
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