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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 15 1918.
Only One Farmer OnS
Of Every 400 Reports
Income Exceeding $3fi00
Washington, Jun 14. A larger
proportion of brokers than any
other occupation clam reported in
comes of more than $3,000 in 1916,
and farmers nude proportionately
the smallest number of returns, it
was shown today in an analysis of
income tax returns for 1916. One
out of every five brokers made re
turns but only one in 400 farmers.
Nearly one-fifth of all lawyers and
judges made returns.
WARTIME BAN ON"
ALT AND VINOUS
Senate Committee, After Giv-
- inn Annrnwol in Drnnncol Ho.
V cides to Hold Public Hear
ings on Question.
:. Washington, June 14. The senate
gricitural committee late today re
considered its vote of earlier in the
lay for a favorable report on the pro
posal of Senator Jones of Washington
ior national prohibition during the
-war, and decided to hold hearings on
. Senator Smith of South Carolina,
acting chairman, announced that hear
ings will open next Monday and con
tinue until possibly Wednesday, after
Vihich the committee will determine
what action it will take on the Jones
amendment, which would forbid the
use of grain and foodstuff .in the
manufacturing o fmalt or vinous
liquors during the war.
. Several members of the committee,
including Senator Norfis of Nebraska,
are said to-be of the opinion that the
amendment would be unconstitution
al. If the committee decides to re
ject it Senator Norris plans to offer a
; The Randall amendment, by which
'xpenditure of approximately $6,000.
000 provided in the agricultural ap
, propriation bill, would have been pre
vented unless President Wilson exer
cised the powers conferred on him
tinder the food control act and issued
proclamation prohibiting the use of
foodstuffs in the productiqp of beer
or wine, was unanimously rejected.
The committee also eliminated from
the bill the house provision prohibit
ing the use of any money appropriated
in the measure to any employe of
draft age in the Department of Agri
culture who had been given a deferred
JAPAN IS GIVEN
. 150,000 TONS OF
STEEL FOE SHIPS
WashinBton. June 14. One hurt
flred and fifty thousand tons of steetl
have been allotted to the Japanese
Eovernment by the - War Industries
oard, completing the first step in the
reciprocal agreement entered into
whtreby Japan will build ships for
the United States. The steel is being
rushed to seaboard for quick trans
portation in ship.
Registration Total 744,865;
Nebraska, 9,875; !owa, 18,032
Washington, June 14 Nearly com
plete reports to the provost marshal
general's office, show that ,744,865
young Americans who have become
of age during the last year registered
for military service June 5. This is
2o6,724 below the estimate of the cen
us bureau, but since more than 200,
000 unregistered 21-year-olds already
ore enliste.df fin the army; - navy or
marine corps, the military authorities
tf'id theesult entirely satisfactory.
' Army and navy estimates place the
number f 21-year-old men enlisted at
208,58a This figure, combined with
the failing off in alien registration,
gives a total of ,356,686, which means
that the census bureau apparently
missed the number oC eligibles by
only 13,000; : .'- ' -
The registration total of Iowa 'Is
18,032 and of Nebraska 9,875.
Standard Established '
.' For Draft Examinations
Chicago, June 14. The 69th annual
convention of the American Medical
association adjourned today after the
house of delegates unanimously
adopted a resolution urging . com
pulsory military training for all
young men before they are permitted
to vote. . ' : .V.. ' '
New standards for the guidance of
physicians in the physical , examina
tions of draft registrants were 'pre
sented to the medical aids from all
states by Lt Col J. S. Easeby Smith,
assistant to Provost Marshal Crow
der, at Washington, and Maj. Hubert
Work, medical adviser to the provost
marshal. These standards are ex
pected to make the work of medical
aias'io iocai Doaras more unuorm.
PEEU SEIZES ALL
GERMAN SHIPS AT
Lima, Peru, June 14. The Peruv
ian government, through its military
forces, has taken possession of the
German vessels interned at Callao.
Henry L Fillman Chosen
For Y. M. C. A. Overseas Work
Stromsburg. Neb., June 14. (Spe
cial Telegram). Henry L. Fillman of
Stromsburg- Neb., one of Nebraska's
sanitation and food inspectors, has
been selected to go to France for
Young Men's Christian Association
overseas duty. Mr. Fillman is . a
prominent Baptist layman, being one
of the committee of 100 in the recent
Baptist layman's war fund drive. He
is widely known in Dodge, Cuming,
Burt. Washington, Cass, Sarpy, Polk
and Thurston counties, where he has
been doing work for the food de
partment for two years- and from
which he was released for the dura
tion of the war by Governor Neville
with the message that the highest
duty of any man during the war is to
serve his country either in jht mili
tary establishment or in some organ
ization such as the Young Men's
Christian association, which has con
nection with it."
Wealthy Germans Deciine to
Fight Under Kaiser's Flag
Geneva, June 14. Natives oi AI
sace and Lorraine to the number of
6,630, who are fighting for France,
have been denationalized by the Ger
man authorities, according to a re
port received here from Hulhouse.
A majority of these men are mem
bers of wealthy families who refused
to enter the German army, preferring
to lose their fortunes.
Hungarian Premier Replies to
Attack in Chamber on Re
ported Secret German
.Amsterdam, June 14. The report
ed secret agreement to make Austrian
Galicia a separate province was at
tacked in the Hungarian chamber of
deputies Thursday by Count Theo
dore Batthyanyi, a member of Count
Karolyi independt party, according
to a Budapest dispatch. He interpel
lated Premier-Wekerle also with ref
erence to the government's attitude
on other phases of the Polish ques
tion. Count Batthyanyi declared that a
separate Galician province was in ac
cordance neither with Polish nor
Hungarian interests and asked
whether steps had been taken to pre
vent a realization of the project.
Premier Wekerle, in reply, said he
regretted that the count during his
speech had subjected the action of
the German government in the delib
erations regarding Poland to scath
ing criticism based on onesided in
formation. "Whatever sympathies we cherish
for the Poles," he said, "the his
torical fact cannot be denied that the
liberation of the Polish nation, which
is also desired by us, is due to the co
operation and arms of our allies. We
with our allies, were the first to pro
claim the establishment of a Polish
state and to take the standpoint which
we still maintain, that it is for the
Polish nation itself to decide definite
ly its future destiny.
"The question has not yef arrived
at a stage at which we or Germany
can describe our attitude while Po
land has not yet been in a position
to declare its own standpoint. Under
such circumstances the house .will
understand, I cannot express my
The Budapest dispatch does not say
that Premier Wekerle made any ref
erence to the' secret agreement. As
regards the Ukrainian question he
said that the treaty with the Ukraine
had not been ratified.
Land Survey Proposed.
' Washington, June 14. In response
to an appeal by Secretary Lane that
plans be made for reclaiming arid,
swamp and cut-over lands for return
ing soldiers, Senator Sterling of
South Dakota today introduced a res
olution appropriating $1,000,000 for a
survey of the land to be made under
the direction of the Interior department.
TWO SUSPECTS HELD
John Conover and Dr. S. S.
Sackett Killed by Bandits
They Were Persuing; Pris
Hartington, Neb., June 14. Two
men, believed to be connected with
the burglary and killing of John Con-
over, at Laurel, Neb., early ihis morn-
ing, are in jail here, having been I
overpowered in a battle this after- j
noon. Both prisoners were wounded, j
The men gave their names as J. L.
Parker and John R. Francis and are I
said to have come from Sioux City,
John Conover, manager of the
telephone exchange at Laurel, was
killed in a running fight with three
robbers early this morning and Dr.
S. S. Sackett of Laurel, died at a
Sioux City hospital this afternoon
from a bullet wound received in the
early morning encounter.
Three Million Men to France
Washington, June 14. A proposal
that not fewer than 3,000,000 Ameri
can troops be used in the war during
the next year is made in an amend
ment in the army appropriation bill.
U. S. Aviator, Singlehanded,
Routs Five Enemy Machines
With the-American Army in France,
June 14. First Lt. Edward Buford,
jr., of Nashville, Tenn., of an Amer
ican squadron, has been awarded the
Distinguished Service cross by Gen
eral Pershing. The citation reads:
On May 22, 1918, while on barrage
patrol against German photographic
machines in the region of Commeroy
and St. Mihiel he engaged in combat
alone five German biplanes, engaging
one or more of them in three separate
combats in the course of 25 minutes.
One of the machines he shot down
and the others were driven off, thus
fulfilling his mission in a most efficient
manner and against heavy odds."
Nile Cloth in the newest styles.
$4 to $6
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY
We offer 200 pairs of white Kid Boots, leather
covered Louis heels, worth $10. on QC
317 S. 16th St.
Phoenix & Onyx Hos
iery in All Colors
for Men and Women
Electric Light Concerns
Must Conserve Coal
Atlantic City, N. J., June 14. Mem
, bers of the National Electric Light as
sociation, in convention here, were
told today by Charles E. Stuart of the
United States fuel administration that
plans for the conservation of power'
supply call for the most drastic
economies in the use of coal.
These, he pointed oat, are to be ef
fected by the application of skin-stop
to railways, regulations of car heating 1
and lighting, economy of power and
light in factories, utilization of excess
, water and interconnection of power
.systems; limiting power to plants and
economies in the refrigerating and ice
Thtse results are to be procured
through a force of engineers.
Incendiary Forest vFires
Spreading in Northwest
Missoula, Mont., June 14. The for
est fire situation in western Montana
and nothern Idaho is becoming more
serious, according to reports to the
United States forest service head
quarters here.; Fires are burning un
checked in the Kaniksv, Flathead and
Pen d'Oreille forests.
Lumbermen and mill men have been
called upon to help the forestry crews
fight the flames. The heaviest fire loss
in many years is predicted unless rains
Three fires were started, by light
ning in the Helena forest, according
to reports received hefe. ' - ,
Former French Senator ; '
Murdered in His Home
Paris, June 14. Dr. Poaii, former
nator and a jnembeY of the Acad
emy of Music, was assassinated last
night at bis residence by an employe
of the internal revenue department.
ho -shot hrm three times with a
revolver and. then committed suicide.
Dr. Pozzi died soon afterward at a
J'ospttaL The assassin is believed to
yi fes?a islam "V
Foolish or extravagant expenditure of money, wanton or wasteful prodigality in purchasing merchandise, may place one in the
Slacker class, just as properly as if one resisted the draft or belonged to the I Won't Work brigade. From the first we have said that
as all the "affairs of the world were awry, and a very considerable part of its population gone mad we could not have BUSINESS
AS USUAL. Wise men and women will adapt themselves to the changed conditions, studying the lessons of the hour, with a full reali
zation of the fact that the thing that patters most for America and all the world, indeed, is that we and our allies WIN AND END
HE WR. Now, the moral of all this is-SPEND SENSIBLY with DEPENDABLE DEALERS, and the merchant who cannot
convince you that he is in that class SHOULD GET NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
The Suggestions and Savings Listed Below
Should Give You Pause.
SAVE YOUR SHIRT TAILS, appeared as a heading
in an article in one of our dailies appealing to men to
turn over worn shirts so that the good material in them
could be utilized xo make dresses for the little children of
Belgium and France.
Mr. Man Go through your wardrobe, glean out
the worn shirts and replace them at Our Shirt Sale Satur
day. - Starchiest Shirts, of madras, popular stripes, $150
.Silk Shirts, so delightfully cool, so charmingly
clean and so artistic in style as to be gripping and not
Underwear, sans legs,vminusxsleeves, mere trunk
covers; sheer cotton ribbed style, $1.00 each. Soft B. V.
D!s, 65 cents and upwards..
Coolest of Sox dyeless foot comfort. Belts and
washable 4-in-Hands, Bat Ties are ties that bow. Collars
without starch stiffness. Pajamas, a joy to get into.
Nainsook Night Shirts, Morpheus wooers. Garters, In
corrodable, unaffected by perspiration. Bathing Suits,
ioi men and boys, and fortunately we are able to give
you value equal to that ever offered at the price, $1.50.
With pardonable pride, we trust, we simply re
mark few stores in this great land are in as good a po
sition as we are, to give you still real Quality in Hosiery
and Underwear. This didn't just happen so it meant
planning and preparation. We would willingly give a
big red apple to get people to visit this section at least
on Saturday mornings. Why, Oh, Why! cannot more
'' women be coaxed into doing their trading in the morn
ing in torrid temperature? Once tried rarely abandoned.
Midsummer Dress Fabrics Folks are already se
lecting freely the hotter weather Dress Goods. Wool
, fabrics have had their day for a while and silk is becom
ing scarcer. (
Suitings for Seaside -r- Hawaiian cloth, Dragonia
fabrics, Tri-bar Reps, Poplins (a yard wide), Gabardines,
Linens from France. ,
AN IMPORTANT PURCHASE
Which has a real war-time appeal. One of the high
grade makers of skirts was anxious to close out all
summer stock, for, be it known, it , is his time
to get busy for Autumn selling mighty lucky
v was our buyer to be just ready to pluck the plum, indeed,
there were several plums, if we might apply such a term
to Skirts f made fromychoicest Taffetas, Pussy Willow,
Jersey cloth, Messaline, Foulards, Khaki-Kool--yes,, and
a few real choice summer Serges wise ones like to have
two or three Summer Skirts, three to a half-dozen Blouses
and they are all fixed ; from such supply, so many com
binations can be made as to produce wide variety and
yet keep,within the limit of strict economy.
Usually up to Usually up to
Usually up to Usually up to
Oh, the joy of beach and pool these red hot days.
Get ready, it's Bathing Suit time. We have them in
tgreat variety so many, indeed, that it would be folly
to attempt detailed description, $1.25 to $16.50. Those
made from the knit goods, could not now be replaced
so that we could sell at anywhere near present prices,-
DRESSES FOR THE THRIFTY
Special Sale Taffetas, Jerseys and a few Georg
ettes yes, there, ire a few satins, too, $19.00 to $39.00.
Some were as high as $65; in every instance, striking re
ductions, not likely to be a repetition. Suits, also, $19.
now, likely to be $35.00 in Autumn ; $29.00, will prob
ably be $60.00; $34.50, will be hard to match at $65.00.
Summer Dresses What Beauties !
COATS FOR MOTORING Coverts, Serges, Mixtures,
$23.75 to $39.00.
We cannot express surprise at the volume of busi
ness for, knowing our values, we expected that, but we
may be pardoned for an expression of gratitude for the
prompt response to our statement of values.
Saturday we will sell gowns at $1.39. Neat finish,,
excellent quality, and at $2.50. Real delights; made
from Soft Nainsook, wide band, lace trimming. 1 If not
absolutely stockedxup you'll want some. Envelopes
most modern of summer garments, $1.19, $1.39, $1.95.
Yet a little while longer, and then no more of the
white petticoats. Two prices, you will perhaps remem
ber, $1.59 and $2.49 each. Two finer lots, with wide lace
flounce, $4.95 and $95 each. The last big drive on Cor
setsAll numbers coffdensed into two lots, $1.98 for
Warner's Kabo, Classic, Justrite, were up to $3.00. $4.50
for Redfern, Camille, Irene; you'll recognize that many
sold at $8.50,
JUNIOR AND CHILDREN'S SECTION
For girls the Smock is the thing, $2.75 to $10 00.
A special lot grouped at $3.95 each.
Dresses for girls 10 to 18 years Voile, Foulard" and
the aristocratic Gingham. All things considered you'll
think the prices moderate. We expected a big shipment
received before the sale started would contain children's
Drawers for all ages. This portion just arrived thus
here, also, grim war caused trouble ; Saturday will sell
the drawers at 29c and 39c for all the ages.
White Dresses for Infants The health of the little
darlings, as well as their dainty appearance, depends on
numerous changes; during this sale you can buy from 6
month to 6-year Dresses for 98c, $1.98 and $3.45. Bath
ing Suits for the Kiddies some mothers put nothing else
on their little ones in the yard at home. That's all the
Panamanians ever wear we mean the wee ones, of
And now, hearken! here's something few women
can afford to pass: House Dresses, gathered in one lot
made up of many lots, just the odd sizes fromxeach num
ber, from biggest of Spring Sales; well made, style good.
Percales and Ginghams, $1.69 the price; this fall you
need not be surprised to be asked $3.50 for similar quali
ties. These summer days what's nicer early mornings
or tropical afternoons what's nicer, I say, than a wash
press, whether Lawn, Voile, Percale or Gingham, on
the shady side of a porch in chair or hammock ? $2.50 to
The philanthropists are still apparently suffering
from the heat foolish prices on Toilet preparations still
prevail all right, here's have at ye, for Saturday : Men-
.iholatum, 17 cents; Jetum, 19 cents ;Nonspi, 32 cents ;Peb
2co, Tooth Paste, 32 cents; Cuticura Soap, 19 cents; Col
gate's Paste, 23 cents; 471 lGlycerine soap, 14 cents; Jer
?en's Ben zoin-and' Almond Lotion; 23 cents; Hind's Hon
ey and Almond Cream, 34 cents; Woodbury's Facial Soap,
19 cents; Physician's Soap,8 cents; ( Cashmere Boquet, 10
.cents; Palm Olive Shampoo, 44 cents; two cakes of soap
Bathing Caps, time is here, prices, 25 to 75 cents.
The government needs all the room on ships for sol
dier boys, their equipment and supplies, and so, for a lit
tle whileno Candy can be shipped to France. Many of cur
customers -will bo disappointed and many boys "over
there" will be grieved, for they did dearly love Cobb's
Candy. May we suggest that you can afford to be lavish
with candy shipments to the boys in the cantonments?
Perhaps 200,000 more will leave for France before In
dependence Day. You will not waste money on fireworks
this year. None of us these days have money to burn.
Get the Cobb habit. Hoover approves if for any rea
' son there's a change we'll let you know.
A Native Omahan who has lived in New York City
for several years, on the way to a hotel just paused tor
a box of Cobb's, the candy which is really adding fame to
Omaha. From California, too, came an order and high
praise, praise indeed, from Sir Rupert, for it came from a
real judge. Telephone early orders Saturday for Sunday
supplies ; Douglas 51 say Cobb's please. If down town
you'll call in person for the favorite candy box. Ask
for Hot Weather candies we have such.