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f Will Mean Consumption
y Or Sales Tax, Says
Representative. Green
Of Iowa.
f Wuliliiftaa Correoondeat of Th B.
Washington, Feb. 20. (pecia
Telegram.) A definite program for
action at this session of congress on
legislation to pay American soldiers
a oonus and thus meet, partially at
Ictst, the recommendations of the
legislative committee of the Amer
ican Legion, has been outlined by.
the "republican steering committee
of the house, according to authori
tative information. '
This program will involve atyex
penditure well above $1,000,000,000
if carried into effect, and will be ac
companied by additional, legislation
to increase the revenues sufficiently
to provide the funds for the addi
tional outlay.'
" A member of the house, who
would not permit his name to be
used, said that it is intended to re
fer alt bonus legislation to the ways
and means, committee, which will
then review all the bills now pend
ing, xHld hearings and formulate a
revenue program consiitent with
the provisions" of the bonus bill fi
nally. agreed to. - v 1
'Economy to Limit.1
White Representative Mondell. of
Wyoming, republican tloor leader,
would, not admit that the steering
V.'., committee; had acted, much tignifi-
cauce is attached to the closing par-
f agriphs of his statement, issued
' Thursday, 'Regarding the necessfty
for. economy and the $1,000,000,000
reduction that he still -bejieves the
republicaria will make, in the esti-
mated expenditures fof! this year.
"Economy to the - limit,'' said
Mondell, "ah(t no ne obligations,
unless they are accompanied with
i provisions to raise the Sum required
y taxation is the cnily sound basis
of action - ,
This is construed as a definite ad
mission that -jiew obligations" are
contemplated, and they will be "ac
companied with prpvisions to raise
the sum required by taxation,") and
that bonus legislation was in' the
back of Mr. Mondell's thought
when he made the statement. ' ;.
Meant "Consumption" ,JT$x. L
Additional taxation for any sum
above $200,000,000- will neanMhe
imposition of a consumption "tax."
' r. This is the statement made by a
member of the . ways and means-'
committee,' Representative William
R. Green of Iowa, ranking repub-
lican member, when., he was con
sulted on how the : My s and means
v. committee would raise any large
, sumv that might be required.
?We might raise a much as $200,-
000,000 by changes-in the present
, sources of taxation.- if an exjraordi-
m hoi J uvvaiiuii Kuuiitu oaiu iui
Green, "but if more than that is4Wau&e of the lack of knowledge of
nccacu, wuiwif wuuiu ue-inc ea&c
if; we had to 'provide money now
"for paying substantial 'additional
. bonus to sqldiers, -1 see no other
way of getting the money than by
putting.on a consumption or sales
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Ur. Green said he ha.d heard -that ;
, the bonuj vbillss were to be , turned
over, -to tne rways and meaus com
mittee, and said he expected they
" would ht. He had not heard of the
decision of the steering committee
to take that coutse. v 4 . ' ,r
- If hearings are .held, Representa
tive Fordney,' chairman of the com
mittee, stated that they could be
closed tip In about one month.
" Discoverer of North
" t Pole on Last Voyage
- . . (Continued Froitf J1rt tmgt.)
already praising DrFrederick A.
- Cook as the discoverer. Only four,
days previous to the Peary an
nouncement, Cook, whowas on his
tv hrW n Cortenhatrpn. on board
a iUnish steamer.Jhad telegraphed
, -VlIlH lie ICdllJCU ill puic
,, on April 21, 1908 nearly a year
ahead of Peary.
. Cook's Claim Discredited
; . yhile Dr. Cook's claim did not
N gov uaquestioned from the first, he
t had for four days at least been
widely acclaimed as the discoverer
of the pole. With Peary's mes-"
sage there arose one of the greatest'
controversies of all ages over the
honr pf actual first discovery.
Ihere can be no one who has jor
gotten the dispute. Peary's asser
tions were npt seriously questioned,
-' but among' newspaper readers thert
came to be two great camps, fevr and
' against Cook. ' '
. Peary with his record of seven
- successful trips to the Arctic,' his
" official standing in the United States
navy and in scientific circles,' easity
v held the commanding position in the
controversy. But jf was only after
the scientific bodies;' one by one,
had " sifted the evidence and , pro
nounced Cook's claims unfounded
f that Peary's title as discoverer of
the, pole' was really won.
' Aqmiral Peary was born at Cres -son,
Pa, in J8S6. ' Hjs closing years
were spent in well earned rest, living
for a large part of the time with his
' family of three wife, daughter and
son on Eagle island, off-the coast
of Portland, Me. Mrs. Peary was
formerly Josephine Diebitsch ot
"Washington, D.:C carrying the ex
plorer in 1888. She frequently ac
compared her husband on his north-
ward journeys, and on one of these
tripf Marie Ahnighito Peary, was
born, and bears thedistinction of
having been born farther nfirth than
! " any other white child in the world.
She is popularly known as "The
Snow Baby." - .r ,
, P6les Seek Removal of the
Plebisciteord at Teschen
' s Wirsaw, Feb. 20. motion was
, adoption in the Polish diet today re
questing the Polish government-to
take measures to petition the allies
to recall from Teschen the inter-
allied plebiscite commissioners, who
have been accused of partially fa
? - voring Ciechs in that region. '
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. ' unJ u PrUtW. Uk LAXATIVE
Diplomats Manifest '
Feeling of Loss at
Lansing's Dismissal
(CratinuM tfram Ft rut Face.)
Fau-Americanism and for his splen
did conception of .what our rela
tions should be with the nations
south of-us. It h true that he didn't
favor the coupling of the league of
nations with the peace treaty, sim
ply because he thought better con-
Jaideratfon could be given to each
separately. But he didtrt press his
views and 'when the American mis
sion got to Paris he worked as hard
afSnybody to help realize the ideal
which the president had set bofore
the peace conference. He. wrote a
plan for a league of nations andjub
mitted it jilonff with the rest," but
shewed ' no i signs of '-. displeasure
when" it was not approved, nor -was
he peeved at the frequent promi
nence bestowed upon Colonel
House.- He. tqok the president's
idiosyncrasies fqr what they were
worth, and like' a faithful servant,
did all he could to keep relations
" But be president, instead of ap
preciating Uhe 'self-sacrifice oT"his
secretary, of state, oftentimes forgot
hehad one. He gave so much time
td Colonel .House, and placed so
much confidence jn the man from
Texas, that' it was a subject of pub
lic comment on very side. , Yet Mr.
Lansing hid his pride ana did his
job. It' was when the. Shantung
settlement came up and when the
president became involved in the,
meshes of European diplomacy that
Mr.J Lansing -expressed , dissenting
views on a number of questions," all
of which served to hritate Mr.' Wif-
son, who couldn t brook disagree-
i.,i n..,..i.. t.- i- :
to lose'onirdencp in the juMgmeiit
ot colonel House and when he
tailed to consult him he relied more
on Mr... Lansing s advice. 'It began
to lopk"as if the two men would get
cfoJe together after .all. Mr, Lans
ing continued to Work , hopefully,
ile didn't want the president to go
on that " Western trip. He tliQltght
Mr. Wilson , could da much more
effective .work in Washington and
he felt, too,' that the physical strain
might break liim 'down. ' ' ,
: Senator Hitchcock Knows.
But the rekl crux of the situation
came when Mr. Lansing showed un
mistakable readiness to write, com
promise on the peace treaty, a will
ingness to adapt the Lodge reserva
tioits- to the Wilson viewpoint in
such, fashion that ratification could
be accomplished without loss of dig
nity by either side. But Mr. Wilson
was ftirious. He waj impatient witli
anyone -who even rilentioned the
word- "reservation" in his presence.
I he nearest one could get m a com
munication that would noK bring
forth his displeasure was the em
ployment of Jhe word "interpreta
tions." Senator Hitchcock could
probably teU an interesting vstory
some day about his - troubles with
President Wilson, which would perr
haps throw light on why, Mr. Lan
sing was summarily dismissed.
Internationally," the departure of
Mr. Lansing will cause much uncertainty,-for
our ambassadors and min
isters abroad have long felt they
were ubleto execute their tasks
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what the Department of State had
in mind. .There will be even more
perplexity .because it will take the
new secretary of state some time to
get his bearings. Mr. Lansing's
going will be regretted by news
paper men generally, who regarded
Him as not necessarily the best sec
retary of state we have ever had.
but as one of the highest types of
public orficial--an honest, Christian
gehtleman. who gave more to the
president than, he ever re'eeived.
State Supreme Court
" Judge Is for Pershing
(Continued From Fint Face.)
General Pershing's work in organ
izing the American Expeditionary
Forces xhas received the highest
praise the world over. The work
he did showed that he knew busi
ness and that 'he was. capable of
organizing and bringing men to
gether tor effective work. It showed
superior administrative ! ability.
Knows Foreign Conditions.
. "Pershing is acquainted with con
ditions in every state in the Union.
His work in France has brought
him in close touch with interna
tional afalrs. No candidate has had
greater opportunity . to learn con
ditions abroadjwith which' in vital
ways we have to deal,, than hei
It would seem that he is one man
who should be considered.
"His name should be brought be
fore' the convention. Other states
are' pledged to their own particu
lar, candidates. If . Nebraska, hisv
home and residence, where he has
been longest known is not the
state 'to present his name, then
what state .should?" v .
Sunday, Fab. 22
v at 4 P. M.
Near.E&tt Miss Meeting
' HEAR t . -
drnni Azgapetiin
A brav soldier, a trusted diplo
mat, who 'telU with greet elo.
quenev a new story of the war.
Admission FREE
eats reserved '
Special Muaic by Central
High Band
Omaha 'T Boy'. Choir
Y. d..-A.
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Republicans In Platform. Set
Forth Set of Reservations
to Be Embodied In
New York, Feb. 20. Immediate
ratification of the treaty of peace
vrith jthe senate reservations retain
jng for the ynited States . its , rigVjt
to withdraw from the league of "na
tions on proper notice, a declara
tion against Article X in its present
form and demanding protection .for
the Monroe doctrine "in letter and
spirit,"wereui4Ytfcated in the plat
form adopted Jiere today by the
New York state republican conven
tion. , ' , f
With regard Jo the league pf na
tions -and the adoption of the peace
treaty the platform declares for the
following reservations:
,; "We faiter the immediate ratifi
cation. of the pending treaty of peace
with.' such distinct reservations and
declarations as shall make it clear to
all the world thfct the United States
retains ' its unconditional rights to
withdraw from- the leaguo of na
tions ' on proper notice; that "the,
United States assumes no obliga
tion, eithar legal or moral, to send
American soldiers or sailors abroad
unless the congress,- in the exercise
-r . ' , -1 ,1
us consiKuiionai power, suair so
d directAhat the Mon-
roe. doctrine is ..projected both in
letter' and spirit:, that no foreign
power or council of fofeigft-powers
strati have any , control whatsoever
over-the 'domestic' policies of the
United States; and that the govern
ment ,and people of the United
'States shall not be drawn, by the
operation of Part XIII of the.
treaty, the so-called rlabor clauses.
Mhto the net spf ead by international
With regard to the international
Workers'- section of the treaty nd
the proposed resefvations. the plat'
form fconnues1 in the following
manne'r: : f : .
"The wage worker is entitled, as
a human being, tf a proper wage,
:r wage,
reasonable hours and healthful con-H
ditions of labor, and to a
share, in
determining the circumstances un-der-which
his personal cooperation
shall be given. rhe strike is a
veapon of industrial war and should
be jjnade increasinglvj unnecessary
and infrequent by the better organ
ization of industry and by the estab'
lishment of a commission or com
missions on industrial relations."
Bolsheviki Take Archangel.
London, Feb. 20. BolshevTk
forces' have captured Archangel, on
the White Sea, according to a wire
less dispatch from Moscow today.
The "whites" abandoned the town
and the troops joined the bolsheviki,
the message declares.
Fresh Fruit Specialties
f ; Sommer's Specialty, Shop
NFoIk8 who know the real importance of eating realize how
important fruits are in the daily diet how essential they are to
good health and right living. -You will be quick to recognize
and appreciatethe unusual qualities of the fresh fruits dis
played at our shop for your inspection. '
Genuine Indian, River.
Choicest of the Florida Pack.
$1.00 per dozen, j' . v
This aristocrat of the orange
. fanjily will bring you a new
discovery in , deliciousness.
$1.3 per dozen. ' , '.
A delightful citrous fruit.
Tree-ripened, juice - ladened.
60c per quart . ,
The finest we have, ever
seen. Thin-skinned and full
of juice.; 2 for 25c. -RED
So good they won't last Ion;
Healthful, to,o. 20c per poun
; And freih-cocoanutt, toot .
The Sommers Specialty Shop standard marks an attainment
of quality in foodstuffs unsurpassed and represents an ideal of ,
honesty in merchandise methods which hasjeen our inspiration
f&r a score pi years. . ' 'v
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g Candies (trhtutrs DeviIacie$ y
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Bryahites Figfiting Hitthcock
Forces Edwards Cohorts .
" Smile afd, "Saw Wood."
Local. Bryan, democrats, just re
turned, from Lincoln where, they
conferred with "Brother"; Charles
W. Bryan aver- that the Bryan
democrats are tuning up and that
the HitchcockVohorts. are not going
to get away with it. . it
"There's going to be a real scrap0
asserted Robert E. ' Lee . Herdman,
sharpening, his battle-blade on a
whetstone. - " ..v , '
Democratic, voters at ihe..primar
ies April 20 will have their cjioice of
national convention delegate tickets
representing Edwards, Hitchcock
and .Bryan, respectively.
C R. Sherman s.nd Mrs.-C. Vin
cent are being mentioned as district
delegates to the national convention
to represent the second congres
sional district and carry the Bryan
banner. y '
, For Bryan delegates at large from
this state these are mentioned: J.
J. Thomas, Seward; ex-Congressman
''Dan' Stephens, Fremont;
George W. Berge, Lincoln and
probably W.' J.' Bryan', himself. -
-ICeith. Neville and A.' C. Shallen
berger are probable candidates for
delegates at large on the Hitch
cock ticket. John A. Rine, chair
msCn.of the local Hitchcock commit
tea, stated that.hisjorganization has
not decided' on.' candidates for disr
trict de.lpD-atps. v
L; T. Piatti and T. H. Mithen wilf
be presented at -the primaries by the
Edwards contingent as candidates
to represent this district at the na
tional convention. The local man
agers of the Edwards ,N campaign
statey that they are not concerned
with the Hitchcocjt-Bryan .fight;
that theyare going before the state
and believe that the more dust the
Hitchcock and Bryan forces kick up
the better it will be for the Edward9
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Appeal Made to Farmers
For v Co-operation With
nni r r r '
he DUreaU Ol LdlSUS
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Waslrington Feb. 20. Ah appeal
to the farmers for; fuller co-operation
with the census bureau was "is
sued today by Secretary of Agricul
ture. Meredith. The delay and dif
ficulty in taking the census of the
farms, the secretary said, has be
come V matter of serious concern to
the department. "Part of the delay
was ascribed 1 toadverse . weather
conditions. -
Faniers were askecf by Mr.
Meredith to assist the work by no
tifying the "department of any farms
which have been overlooked by
enumerators. .
Bee Want Ads Produce Results
For Sunday morning break
fast. Large, meaty, fulr-rip-,ened
berries possessing a
bright and cheerful color .
$1.00 per box.
"Sunflower" havels from
sunny California; Make the
entire meal taste and digest ,
. better. 90c sper dozen.
"Sun-kist." the final refine-
, ment to many delicious dishes
and the perfect garsish. 45c : f !
" per dozen.-
. Aplendid variety uniform- :
ly good " All grown where " r
they attain their finest flavor.
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President Hale Holden and
Executive Staff Ready to
1 Assume Private Con
trol March 1.
iVChica'go, Feb. 20. Hale Holden,
president of the Chicago", Burling
ton $c Quincy. railroaqV, announced
.that the directors ,had completed
the reorganization df.the executive
staff preparatory to th resumption
of' private'cOntrol,' March 1.
Tje., also announced; that "he had
been elected president of the Colo
rado ' Southern railway and would
I resume the position of president of
railroad and the Wichita Valley
railroad as soon as the directors
meet. F. E. Clarity, assistant re
gional director of the railroad ad
ministration in the central west
under government control, will be.
elected vice president of the three
lines with headquarters at -Fort
Worth. .
The executive staff of the Bur
includes C. G. Burnham, executive
vice president; C. E'. Perkins, vice
president;' T. S.1 Howland, vice
president and. treasurer; ; C. E.
Spens, traffic vice president; O. M.
Spencer, general counsel; L. iB.
Allen, general manager of the lines
east; G. W. Holdredge,geiVral
manager of the ' lines west, and H.
R. Safford. assistant to the president.-
Mr. Spens and Mr Allen are
former, residents of Omaha.
Other Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railroad officers announced
today are: - - ,
E.x r. Bracken, vice presiaent in
rharire of ooeraticm: E. A. Howard,
vice president in, charge of land and
industrial departments; W. W. Bald
win vice president in charge of
taxes"and-mail and express traffic;
R.1, B. Scott, general solicitor; C. I.
Sturgis. comptroller; A.W. New
ton, chief engineer; L. N. Hopkins,
purchasing agenti P. S. Eustis, pas
senger traffic manager; H. H. hfcal
cotnb, freight traffic manager.
from Schmoller & Mueller at
$5.00 a Month
Special terms made to those
renting 3 months, 6 months,
12 months -or longer periods.
We also move pianos at rea
sonable rates..
Schmoller & Mueller
1311 Farnara St.'
Douglas 4623.
Children 's (Black Cat Hoae
A'dandy for v.-ear. Saturday,
the pair, only. .
The most drastic
lee4 reassembled into lower priced groups. Your greatest buying
opportunity is Right Now. Get your share of these savings.
Share in
Our entire Winter stocks must go. The time is short. v You'll
be amazed at, the hundreds of exceptional offerings we've pre
pared for Omaha men
made. , Saturday only
iavlngsl 30 Overcoats Saturday Cyi n Sto . f kfl I
wonderful value, dever' styled Overcoats developed vlJ I I V V F "V f
m fancy Kerseys. Plain, belt back, waist line and belt H V ' I IP I
Savings! $35v Overcoats Saturday $
3uge Overcoats, many with Fur collars,T50ine are quilted
lined. Belted and waist line models, as 'well as conserva
tive styles. Wide variety of fabrics. Saturday, choice. . .
Savings! Blue Serge Suits Only
Here's where ypu buy a strictly all-wool .Blue Serge Suit
at a mighty low price. Sizes up to 48. These Suits ate
easily worth $35,001 Get yours Saturday at only
Other Suits and Overcoats Reduced
to $18.00
to $35.00
to $40.00
No matter how hard you are to fit, here you 11 find both Suits
nnd Overcoats in your size, your color,- your weight and at prices
jl iva uiau vuu iiavc
Every pair guaranteed to the limit against ripping
'( coring. A new pair if not satisfied in every particular.
P ,$2.48 and $2.98 Trousers. .. .$1.98
y $3.48 and $3.98 Trousers,.. .'82.98
I $4.48 and K98 Trousers.-'.. $3.98
'K $5.98 and $6.98 Trousers. . , .$4.98
New Materials
Figured Georgettes
Will be featured in
blouses and dresses, par-
ticularly in, over,drape
styles, and designs and
colors that are the fin
est obtainable are of
fered . in our Spring
showing. j
Spring Woolens
For coatar dresses, skirts
or tailleurs, the fashion-
able and dependable in
, woolens is being shown
here tricotines, Jerzx
Jrico, serge poplin, Poi
ret twill, goldtone ve
lour, silk warp -duvetyn,
sylvanette, and broad
cloth are a few of the
most favored.
ues in Fine Shoes
In Saturday's Sale
All sizes.
ljggy sizes, 25c values..... ,...i,...X
laturdsy Savings!
of the entire season. Broken
the Immense Savings
for Saturday.
to $55.00
to $47.50
CAcviCU W lv . - .
Overcoat offers we hae ever J L 1 L , f tj , sJ-J 1
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Marvelous Savings, in Pants
$ 7.98 and $ 8.98 Trousers.. $6.98
$ 9.48 and $10.98 Trousers. .$8.88
$12.50 to $15.00 Trousers. $10.00
. $17.50 .Trousers, now..
Muslin Undergarments
. Dainty and
y Inexpensive
Gowns of fine nainsook and
miille, white or , flesh colored,
lace and embroidery trinirned or
neatly' hemetit'ehed, are $2.35. '
Gowns of flesh-colored or laven
der cotton crepe are to be had
for $3.50. r j
High neck and long-sleeyed
gowns with .plain tucked yokes,
$1.35; extra size, $2. ' '
'Cotton bloomers,, nainsook, crepe
and sateeare priced from $1.75
to $2.75 a pair.
Lingerie :: Second Floor
Dark gray and golden
oak brown shoes in sev
eral styles, all of them
quite new, with slender
lines and full Louis
$7.85 a pair
Very beautiful dark
brown and field mouse
shoes that were origi
lally priced up to $18 a
air Saturday,
. $11,85 a pair
liaes have
' . V IMC, ' ' I -
m75 I Ml
worth tt VI 1 y
to J68.00 i II I S
?44.5oy i ., i-
..$13.50 . v El
Beaded Bags
Afaterials, bag tops, pat
terns and-beads, a com
plete assortment. ,
Free lessons are given
from 10 to 12 and 2 to 6
dailyfor' those who pui
chase' their materials in
this department.
Art Dept. Second Floor
Dancing Corsets
Light, supple affairs, with
'an elastic band at the top
and medium length skirts.
The style is shown in ba
tiste, coutil, brocade, satin
andjsilk for prices
From $2.95 up
Corsat Section
Second Floor
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