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MUST GO WITHOUT
With Congress Remaining in
Session, Many of the Well
Laid Summer Plans Are
to Go All Awry.
Washington Bari t
The Omaha Dm, 1111 0 Strwt.
Washington, May 27. (Special
Telegram) "Congress will be in our
midst until October," was the general
opinion of legislators after the address
of the president today. Many well
laid plans for the summer On the part
of those whos fences are in bad re
pair have thus gone glimmering, while
othera will take the opportunity af
forded by the ways and means com
mittee hearings to "run over" to the
battlefields of France and Flanders.
After all efforts failed to get a
promise from the senate committee
on finance that it would get new
revenue law on the statute books early
after the Christmas holidays, the best
Chairman Simmons was willing to
promise for such a measure was "Meet
ine in February."
President Wilson decided to hold
congress in session until a new rev
enue bill was passed at this session,
lience his address before the joint
While it looked late last week as if
the opposition of Chairman Kitchin
of the ways arid means committee
and Senator Simmons, chairman of
the finance committee, to any addi
tional revenue legislation at this ses
sion, in view of the lack of positive
information as to what present laws
will bring to the treasury in the way
of taxes, would prevail, The Bee cor
respondent has been advised that ad
ditional legislation was necessary and
would be insisted upon.
Likes the Message.
Representative Green of Council
Bluffs, third on the republican side of
the ways and means committee, said
that there would be hearings before
the full committee, starting in about
a week, or as soon thereafter as need
ed information was received from the
department and the scope had been
; As to the president's address, Mr.
' "The message is one of the best
which he ever delivered and I concur
entirely with the views that he ex.
pressed therein. It a absolutely neces
sary that the bill should be passed in
time for business men to know what
their engagements for this year will
be, and apparently the only way that
this can be done is to pass it before
adjournment of this session. I agree
with the president as to the effect of
big bono issues and . from what
sources we should obtain our addi
"Large incomes, excess profits and
luxuries must be taxed heavier," said
Congressman Kinkaid, who will re
main in Washington on the job and
help along any legislation that will
helo win the war. .
rnnirmirun T?avia rrerarderl the
. ttraeidanr' nttranr ml minntlv
' AMn4 miA Him Ijiert.lsttftn iinsina
tionably needed. He reiterated hi
former statement that if the house
should decide to do "little or nothing"
i : i . t t. - : : u .
ore the ways and meant committee,
he would embrace the opportunity
and visit the western battlfield.
t The Nebraska delegation has been
considerably worked up today over
the following telegram from Governor
Keith Neville, sent to every member:
"I have information that approxi
mately 600 men are to be taken from
t. The Weather
For Nebraska, South Dakota and
Wyoming Showers Tuesday and
probably Wednesday; no decided
change in temperature.
Temperature la Omaha Yesterday. "
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loieparaUTe Local lotort.
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Hit-beat yesterday ... IB 11 it n
lowest yesterday .... II 41 11 41
Maaa temperature i. I 14 tl 41
Precipitation 1.10 .CO .00 1.00
Temperature and precipitation dpar
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Total excesa line March 1, lilt til
Normal precipitation . .11 Inch
Ksxesa tor tho day 1.14 Inches
Total rainfall tine Ma. 1. 1111.. 1.11 Inchtt
Deficiency alnca Mar. 1. 1111, .. .1.11 Inoho
Kires for cor. period. 1117...... .44 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 111. . .1.41 Inches
- Reports From Station at 1 p. M
Station and 81 a to Temp. Hlgh-
or weatner. - -1 p. ra. eat.
Cheyenne, cloudy 11 14
Dot Moines, cloudy II Tl
Dodge City, cloudy 70 74
Under, cloudy 4 44
North Hatte, cloudy. ...II is
Omaha, cloudy ........14 ll
Rapid City, rain 41 4
ante Fe, .cloudy., .....14 70
loeridan, rain 41 44
Sioux City, cloudy. ...... 14 ' II
Valentine, cloudy ......41 4
L. A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
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Huns Out and
(By AMAt'latH Pre.)
Washington, May 27. Gen
eral Pershing's communique is
sued tonight by the War de-
nartment makes no mention ot
a general renewal 01 ine uer
man drive, but says that after
violent artillery preparation
the enemy infantry- today pen
etrated advanced American
positions in Picardy at two
points, only io ce amen out Dy
counter attacks in which Amer
icans entered the enemy lines.
h .14th division as replacement draft.
This will absolutely disrupt the Na
tional guard organizations from the
various states. Very few men will be
left in Nebraska companies ana tne
places of these who leave are to be
filled by by draft from New Mexico,
Arizona, Colorado and Texas. The
guarantee of the government that Ne
braska men in the National guard
would serve under Nebraska officer
will be absolutely disregarded. Mili
tary necessity will not justify destroy
ing the esperit de corps' and morale
of these fine organizations. Enf?lisli
and French officers have officially re
ported to the department that the 34th
division was fit and ready for foreign
service and that no further advance
ment could be expected in present
environment. These troops have been
it Camp Cody, the most undesirable
training camp in the country, for al
most a year. If the department is
not ready to move the division it
should be prevailed upon to move bri
gades or regiments. Every effort
should be exerted to keep Nebraska
organizarons from being disrupted"
Conferences between the senators
and rprescntatives were held and the
telephone wires were kept busy be
tween the office of General Marsh,
chief of staff, and the capitol, protest
ing against the disruption outlined by
Governor Neville. General Marsh
stated he would have the matter in
vestigated. No Results Expected.
It is doubted, however, if even the
protest of -the governor and the con
gressional delegation from Nebraska
will avail much, as it is the settled
policy of ranking military officials to
get together the best fighting ma
terial possible without regard to
SANITY OF MISS
GRACE LUSK UP
TO TRIAL JURY
Waukesha. Wis.. Mav 27. With all
testimony at the trial of Grace Lusk
for slaying Mrs. Mary Newman Rob
erts completed, D. S. Tullar. special
prosecutor, will begin his argument
to the jury at the opening of court
Expert testimony regarding Miss
Lusks sanity occupied most of to
day's session. Five witnesses for the
defense awore that in their opinion the
defendant was suffering from parao
, nia. Two other experts, called by the
rosecutton, declared their belief in
I nc aiuiy
CUT WHEN HE IS
HIT. BY AUTO
C. M. Marley, 1504 North Seven
teenth street, received a cut tendon
in his wrist when an automobile in
which he was riding crashed into a
machine driven by Earl Douglas of
the Douglas Printing company. The
accident happened in front of 1802
North Eighteenth street about 1:JU
o'clock this morning.
Marley was arrested and charged
with being drunk and illegally pos
sessing intoxicating liquor. He was
taken to the Lister hospital.
Marley alleges he rented the auto
mobile, together with three compan
ions who ran away immediately after
Five Negro Soldiers Soon
Tried for Attack on Girl
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Des Moines, la., May 27. (Special
Telegram.) Five negro soldiers are
held in the division guard house at
Camp Dodge charged with an attack
on a 17-year-old white girl on the
cantonment grounds early Friday
evening. The girl is said to be in a
critical condition, ah names are
withheld and preparations are being
made for an early trial by court
martial. ' '
The penalty on conviction of the
crime under the 9Zd article of war,
under which the soldiers probably will
be tried, is death or lite imprison
City Charter Convention
Members Start Active Work
Chairman David Cole and Mem
bers I. J. Dunn, W. F. Baxter. J. P,
Palmer and J. A. Rine of the city
charter convention have started to
work on a proposed charter for sub
mission to the voters for adoption or
rejection. . '
RAIL RATES IN
LINE FOR STILL
(Continued From Page On.)
20 per cent. Long distance excursion
rates in the east will be approximately
20 per cent. Long-distance excursion
in tli. 3t U.-I11 he 1ft nrr cent
less than the regular 3-cent rate. In
the west these tares will be approxi
mately 20 per cent above the existing
rather low rates. It was reported that
commercial travelers' Organizations
would protest against the 3-cent pas
senger rates, which is from one-half to
three-fourths of a cent higher than
present mileage rates. They will ask,
it was said, for sale of mileage books
at a lower rate, on the ground that
they are wholesale purchasers of mile-
8C- a- i j
Railroad administration officials ad
mit they Hope to reduce unnecessary
passenger travel by the higher rates,
and thus save facilities and labor for
freight movement. It is estimated
that travel may be curtailed 10 to
7l ner cent.
In line with Director General Mc
Adbo's request for suggestions from
state commissions for changes, pro
tests afre looked for, particularly from
the states having already well estab
lished rate systems. Among these
are Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, Okla
homa. Texas, Michigan, worm Da
kota, South Dakota, Oregon and Mon
tana. Few eastern states have ex
tensive intrastate rate systems.
Comparison of Rates.
An example of the big Increase to
he affected in short intrastate hauls
is shown by comparison of the mini
mum class rates provided Dy wc
Adoo's order with existing class rates
as shown in the following table that
gives the rates for five-mile hauls in
a number of western states, and the
minimum established under "the old
order, by cents per 100 pounds, ar
ranged in classes:
Classes: 1. 2, 3. 4, 5, A, is, L, D, fc.
State scales: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4.8, 5.4. 4.2,
3.6. 3, 2.4.
New minimum: Z5, 21, is, 11,
12.5, 9, 7.5, 6.5, 5.
For longer distances the differences
are less, ranging down to 25 per cent.
Some modifications may have to be
made to relieve so-called combination
rates of the specific advances ordered.
In combinations, a rate for a long dis
tance is made up of a series of local
rates, and this condition prevails ex
tensively in the west, particularly on
coal. Under the new rate order, a
fixed amount apparently would be
added to each of these local rates.
To Eliminate Injustices.
The executive and special war com
mittees of the National Association
of Railway and Utilities commission
ers will meet here June 4 and a and
will confer with the director-general
to work out a means of eliminating
injustices and preserving existing rate
relationships between rival commer
cial or industrial districts.
Fuel Administrator Garfield ex
plained today that the increase on
rates of coal would not affect the
prices at the mines, recently reduced
10 cents a ton to an average of about
$2.40. The increased transportation
charges ranging from 15 to 50 cents
ton will be reflected, however, in
prices to the consumer.
Railroad administration headauar
ters today were besieged by appli
cants for. information on the order
increasing wages of railroad employes.
Auditors of railroads were instructed
to begin at once the figuring of new
wages, to go into effect next batur
day, and as fast as possible, to calcu
late back pay due and to make these
payments m lump sums.
I. W, W. SABOTAGE
PLOTS BARED BY
Chicago, May 27- Stories of plots
to destroy industries by sabotage were
told on the witness stand today by JO'
seph Burdall, former member of the
Industrial Workers of the World, who
testified as a government witness
against the 112 Industrial Workers
of the World charged with violating
the espionage act
Under cross-examination, Burdal!
told of the Industrial Workers of the
World war in the harvest fields, in
big lumber camps and manufacturing
His story of impassioned anti
American speeches by Germans at the
Milwaukee Industrial Workers of the
World hall soon after America en
tered the war remained unshaken un
der the vigorous questioning of
George F. Vanderveer of defense
Central High School Boys
Leave for Valley Camp
More than 400 Central High school
cadets left Omaha at 10 o clock Mon
day morning for Valley, Neb., where
they will hold their annual encamp
ment this year, if the weather man is
Off Shotguns for
Boys in Trenches
Atlantic City, N. J., May 27.
American factories are producing
Lee-Enfield rifles at the rate of
9,000 a day, enough to equip two
army divisions weekly, according to
Representative Tilson of Connecti
cut, member of the house military
attain committee, who addressed
the Hardware Manufacturers' asso
ciation for war service here today.
The speaker said he knew of the
completion of one order for 10.000
sawed off shotgun, which General
Pershing was quoted as endorsing
as being especially well adapted for
modern trench warfare He said
these guns now are being used by
American fighting men.
Hundred of thousands are
afflicted with irregularities of
the Kidneys, urinary passage
and bladder. Thousands have
found true comfort and benefit
using Balmwort Kidney Tab
lets, sold by all druggists. Mrs. ,
Frank Monehan, 1519 Penrose
St., St. Louis, writes: - "I am
taking Balmwort Kidney Tab
lets and must say they are the
finest thing- on the market
and I feel I could not live if I
had to be without them."
OMAHA, TUESDAY, 'MAY -
, Now Is Slogan
Amsterdam, May 27. "Go bare
foot this summer and help the
fatherland," is the latest patriotic
catchword to be placarded in Ger
many. "In view of the alarming scarc
ity of leathar, rich and poor alike
should dispense with boots and
shoes," saya an explanation of the
placard in the Renisch Westfalen
Zeitung of Easen. The old are
urged -to set an example for the
MAKE PLANS FOR
.The Memorial day military parade
Thursday will move promptly at 2
o clock, the head ot the column rest
ine on Farnam street at Twenty'
fourth, facing east. Col. F. A. Grant
is the grand marsnai. ine paraae win
be reviewed by Col. Abner Pickering,
who will occupy a place on the grand
stand in front of the court house.
Colonel Grant has issued the follow
ine orders covering the formation of
the several units in the parade:
First rorty-hrst United Mates in
fan try, F.ort Crook, with regimental
Second Troops from Fort Omaha,
etailed from the signal corps, with
Musical Union association band.
Third Creighton university cadets,
ith cadet band
Fourth Omaha High school cadets,
with cadet band.
Fifth Boy Scouts, with Desdunes
Sixth Spanish war veterans and
Seventh Livil war veterans, with
fife and drum corps. The Polish band.
George A. Custer post and Woman s
Relief corps will officiate at Prospect
Hill and Jewish; George Crook post
and Woman's Relief corps at West
Lawn, Holy Scpulcher and Bohemian;
U. S. Grant post and Woman's Re
lief corps at Forest Lawn and Mount
13 HUN SAILORS
FACE DEATH ON
London, May 27. Fishermen re
turning to port today brought reports
that 13 German sailors have been
sentenced to death and two to im
prisonment for 20 years by a German
court-martial for attempted treason in
connection with the recent British
naval raids against the German sub
marine bases at Ostend and Zee-
These reports are based on informa
tion said to have come from Bruges,
Burl C. Kirk Found Guilty
Of Detective Rooney Murder
Burl C. Kirk, fourth of the five al
leged jewel robbers to be tried for the
murder of Detectivevrank Kooney on
the night of January 30, following a
bold daylight robbery of a ieweiry
store in the center ot uraanas busi
ness, district, was found guilty of mur
der in the second degree early Mon
day night by a jury in district court.
Kirk heard the verdict of the jury
with evident calm demeanor. He
showed no signs of the strain which
he had passed through during the trial.
His wife, however, who sat im
mediately back of her husband in the
court room, sobbed in audible tone
as the clerk read the word "guilty."
The jury was out less than three
Kirk is the fourth man to stand
trial for the murder of Detective
Roonev. Samuel Stone and Harrv
Williams were convicted of second
degree murder and sentenced to 20
years in the penitentiary, and Thomas
McKay, was acquitted.
Fuel Shortage for Next
Winter Is Prediction Now
Washington, May 27. The fuel ad
ministration "does not make any con
cealment of the prospect that there
will be -a coal .shortage during the
present coal year," said a statement
tonight, fn which the public agajn was
urged to order its coal tor next win
ter during the summer.
"The requirements for the year for
bituminous coal as ascertained by the
administration experts," said the
statement, "indicate that the produc
tion will fall considerably short of the
necessary amount. The national ad
ministration is devoting its efforts to
ward removing, so far as possible, the
deliveries of coal for domestic pur
poses and essential war purposes from
the freight congestions on the rail
roads, that are sure to come with the
winter season "
DURING HOT WAKEFUL NIGHTS
Taka Horaford'a Acid Phoaphata
Mint honrffoial for exhausted conditions
dus to neat Non-alcoholic most refreshing-
Made by Hartmann Are Different
They have Gibraltariiod Cor
ners, Padded Hinged Tops, Rein
forced Tray. Special Locks and
Hinges, Spot Welded Frames to
Carry the Drawers.
All above features are patented.
Why not buy the best?
Priced at $30, $32.50, $40 and
Mail Orders Sent Prepaid.
Freling & Steinle
"Omaha's Best Ba((ate Builders."
1803 Farnam Street
M'Adoo Appeals to State
Boards for Suggestions
Washington, May 27. Director
General McAdoo today telegraphed
chairman of state railroad commis
sions notifying them of the increased
rates and asking them to co-operate
by suggesting readjustments or
changes. The director general does
not expect state authorities to over
rule any of his rate orders, however.
he fashion Center Jor WomoW0
as IFresh Air and Sunshine I
1 I I
If your doctor said to use Resinc! for that
ikin-trouble you'd try it without a second
thought I Well, many doctors throughout the
country are prescribing it to heal sick skins,
and have been doing so for years.
So why not take the combined advice of alt
these wise medical men and let Resinol
Ointment make your skin well? '
Mr. McAdoo explained that the rail
road act does not bind him to "share
with the state commissions the re
sponsibility which Tests upon the rail
road administration fpr the financing
results to the United States govern
ment of the operation of the railroads."
He said also that the exigencies of
the situation did not permit him to
postpone action until state commis
sions could discuss the new rates and
advise him in advance of how they
could best be administered.
Disposal of Hats
During this End-of-the-Month Sale
we will dispose of all Trimmed Hats
now in stock at great reductions in
Sold up to $37.50,
Sold up. to $12.50,
This Is a Timely Sale Event, Per
mitting of Many Fine Bargains.
Millinery Section Second Floor.
EXELSO is veritably the drinh of
drinks it is good on cool days, better on warm
days-BEST on hot days-but ALWAYS its
refreshing tang is delicious.
TRADB MARS REG. U. S. FAT. OFF.
Makes happy days happier. EXELSO is be
yond compare at luncheons. It stimulates appe
tite, banishes thirst and is a builder of PUSH
and VIM and GINGER. It's alive with the en
ergy coming from ripe American cereals
tonic hops. EXELSO is one
less beverages of "HAMMOF ST. PAUL,"
and the experience of 50 years is behind every
J. E. DAVIDSON, Manacar,
1022 Douglas St. Phona Tyler 2S20.
It usually stops itching ssd
burninf at once, mskes sleep
possible, sad quickly clears
amy all trace of the unsightly
eruption. Resinol Soap also
contains the Resinol medica
tion, malting it excellent (or
tender, easily-irritated skins.
For sale by all drugtrists.
Samplea free. Write Dept.
U-S, Resinol, Baltimore, Md.
m t r x f 1 b a
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Poultry Men of Seven States' $
Will Meet in Omaha June 5-6
A conference of poultrymen ol
seven states, interested in the ex
tension of poultry-raising for war
food purposes, will be held at the
Rome hotel June S and 6. The con
ference is called by George VV.
Hackett of Kansas City, district mana
ger. Representatives from Washing
ton will be present.
Hat Stock Goes
Sold up to $18.50,
Sold up to $10,
ot the match
BLAKE SCHOOL FOR BOYS
LAKEWOOD. N. j.
Bummer session from July to October, aapid
preparation for college for bnya wishing to
outer go?eroiacnt serriee. Military training b
experts, horseback riding, laud and water
sports. If you have a son from 12 to ID you
wiU be Interested in our new bnnklnL ArMnw.
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