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Senate Favors
Dropping Norval
Language Bill
Legion Men, Speaking Before
Upper House Committee,
Demand "Hands Off
: Siman Law.
Lincoln, Feb. 8.(Special Telc-
f ram.) Following a hearing before
he senate committee on education
mi the Norval bill. S. F. 160, which
niends the? Siam foreign language
' aw, sentiment seemed to be tor the
ndehnite postponement ot the DM.
' strengthening, instead of weakening
he law. 'aonearcd to be the senti-
nent of the committee. Nearly 200
nrsonj attended the hearing.
No action . was taken, the com
niltee desiring to wait until next
"Thursday. Every member of the
!ommittce expressed himself in fa
;or of strengthening the iman law.
Demand Americanism.
"On beiialf of those who didn't
etum your boys who went across
ind felt the German buzzsaw and
law the German methods, we, 21,000
" f.egion men of Nebraska, demand
!00 per cent Americanism," said
Prank B. O'Counelt, state adjutant
f the Legion. "We already have
:o stand around and hear it talked
in the streets. We don't want it
taught in the schools. We 'don't
ivant the Siman law tampered with."
George Favvetl, commander of the
American .Legion post of Lincoln,
old of the Emerald incident, where
ii the face of the Legion speakers
.nvited to talk on Americanism, the
:ongregation voted to restore Ger
nan in the church services. ,
Brands Bill With Duplicity.
. "If the interests back of this bill
liink we have lapsed into our old
ndifference after the war, they are
iiistaken," George Thomas of the
University Place said. The cunning
iluplicity of the Norval bill is the
fact that the only thing it limits is
Ihe English language to five hours
i day in common branches in the
Rev. M. Herrmann of Lincoln was
ihe only speaker who had any words
tor the bill. He did Hot urge it
ctrongly. ' ,v .
At the close the senate commit
tee cross-examined Senator Norval.
Measure Providing
Ten-Year Term for
Third Felony Passes
Lincoln, Neb.,' Feb. 8. (Special. t
These biHs were passed on third
reading by the state senate Tues
day morning:
S. F. No. 52. Imposing 10-year
, sentence on anyone who nas been
convicted of his third felony. Passed
,26 to 0. . '
, S. F. 2 Disqualifications of
, judges. Passed 26 to 0. 1
S. F. 155--Noticc to foreign con
suls m estate matters. Passed 27 to 0.
; a. r. 4 Amends no fund check
law. Passed 27 to 0.
. These bills were reported out for
: general file by the committee on
child welfare:
S. F. 77 Includes pool halls in'
places minors are forbidden to fre
quent. ; .
S. F. 89 Regulates public morals.
Bankers' Special No. 2
Rolls Through House
., Lincoln, Feb. 8.-(Special.) Bank
ers' special No. 2, passed through
theOouse on thir.d reading oday by
a vote df 78 to 15.
This bill provides that the state
banking board may toe discretionary
powers in issuing? bank charters.
Muny Light Bill Issue
Up Toddy in Lower Houe
Catlnae From Pace Oa.)
from prominent Omaha .business
men, which explain their attitude
toward the bill: . , , , ,
F. W. Currey, manager of the
Selden-Breck Construction ' Co.
"We appreciate, all efforts to kill
House Roll No. 1, thereby protect
ing private investments in this state.
If this method of discouraging in
dustry by laws is pursued without
question our state will be stopped
m its great stride forward."
Walter B. Roberts, First National
Bank -"Omaha now has two expen
sive political playthings in the water
plant and gas plant, particularly the
latter, so why allow the 'master
mind' behind House Roll No. 1, fur
ther opportunity of extending his
political power at the expense of the
public?" . , . ..
Too Much Public Ownership.
Charles F. Schwager, President 6f
the American Live Stock Insurance
Co. "I have talked to several other
business men; on the "street and in
variably they feel the same that
we have more of the public owner
ship than we can digest for some
time that wedo not need an autoc
racy or a dictatorship in Omaha, and
I feel the same about it."
Glenn C. Wharton, President of
the Kirkendall Shoe j Co. "As a
business man and large taxpayer. I
feel that it would be criminal under
tinancial conditions as they are to
day, to Issue a large bond issue sim
ply to duplicate equipment which is
now accommodating all the demands
made upon it." A '
v Legal Methods. --
J. H. Hansen of the J. H. Hansen
Cadillac Co. "Municipal ownership
is not being foueht Should the city
desire to enter the electric light and
power business it may do so tinder
a law passed by our 1917 legislature,
which is very fair, permitting them
to acquire the property of the Ne
braska Power Co." ' .
C Louis Meyer. President of the
Concrete Engineering Co. "I would
dislike very much to have the city
of Omaha to go into the steel busi
ness and become a competitor of
mine. I do not object to municipal
ownership, if the city -will go Into
this business by acquiring the prop
erty of the Nebraska Power Co. un
der laws which I believe hare been
passed by our legislature some years
ago." - -,., . ,
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-. Grove's is the Only Genuine '
firnt nU witlnM Cold itnd Grip Tblot.
iwAtu t BROUtf.) 30c A4v.
German War Plot to Destroy .
Passenger Liner Is Revealed
By Tfce AMoetetvd Trt.
New York, Feb. 8 A, German war
plot that failed was revealed . to
day. - ' . -. .
Four defective bolts taken from
the machinery of the transport
Mount Vernon, t6ld the tale. They
were) discovered by engineering
forces of Commander R. D. Gate
wood, director of the shipping
board's division of construction and
repairs, and placed on exhibition at
his office.
After the Mount Vernon for
merly the Kronprinzessen Cecilie,
the famous "gold ship" that raced
into Bar Harbor in theearly days of
the war had been seize as a troop
ship, her German .crew cut .two
thirds of the way through four six
inch bolts that connected the en-
Allegiance Measure
Raises Discussion
(Continued From Fate Oae.)
they get the benefits, and that a pro
rated per capita cost was unfair,
because the expense of operating the
schools were only slightly increased
with a few tuition pupils.
The motion to postpone was lost,
6 to 24, those for postponement
being Dutton, Johnson, Miller, Nor
val. Hoagland and Reed.
When the next school bill came
up, S. r. no. requiring county
boards to furnish assistants to
county superintendents, the same
opponents mustered enough strength
to kill itby a viva voce vote,
Movie Censorship Bill.
.The committee of the whole
advanced to third riading without
other discussion than an explanation
from Senator Hoagland, the intro
ducer, S. E. No. 120, memorializing
congress to establish federal movie
The one instrument for which the
greatest artists make records. The
one instrument specially made to play
their Victor Records. The one instru
ment that reproduces their art in exact
accord with their own ideas of inter
pretation. 4 , .
Victrolas $25 to $1500' Victor
dealers everywhere. New Victor
Records demonstrated at all dealers
on the 1st of each month.
gines with thc main crank shaft.
The skilfully made cuts remained
hidden by the fittings of the engines,
iht rtiytnc wr taWfn nnart I
It. is believed the bolts were left i
barely holding -with thd hope that
the craft would Creep into U-boat
lane and fall prey to the undersea
craft when a strain on the engines
came with an ordcY for full speed
ahead. w
But luck or toughness of' steel
permitted the liner to make a dozen
round trips through submarine in
fested seas, carrying from 3,000 to
4.000 men. Just to round things out,
she encircled the globe to bring
troops home from Russia. . ?
The Mount Vernon had several
narrow escapes, ' Once she was tor
pedoed and 33 of. her crew killed.
censorship to save duplication hi" all
the states of this work. ;
Other bills advanced were f
S. F, 50 Right f eminent domain
to school districts.
S. F. 222 Penalties for - illegal
voting or procuring illegal votes.
S. F. 149 Requiring county
boards to proyide rooms for shear
ings by state compensation commis
sioner. New YorkPolice Department
Install? Wireless Plant
New York, Feb. 8. Wireless ap
paratns has been installed by the
New York police department to" noti
fy police of other cities' concerning
the movements of suspected crim
inals, it was anonu'need. Radio mes
sages covering a radius of about 300
miles' are flashed from the top of
police headquarters every evening.
These messages are picked up by
amateurs and their contents reported
to the local police. - - -
"Onward Omaha" Bee Want Ads.
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Talking Machine Co,Camden,N.J.
World Reeling
Under Hard Blow,
Lloyd George Says
j prcraier Defends Co-
alitfon Government and
. Pleads for Continuation
Of Political Unity.;
By The Aoaunlalcd Pri.
London. Feb. P. "W e arc engaged
in a terrible task," said Premier
Lloyd George in a- speech today, in
which he defended the coalition gov
ernment and pleaded for a. continu
ation of political unity. "It is some
thing more important than defend
ing myself and my administration,"
he declared. ' "
He asked whether anyone could
say that the need for unity had
passed and exclaimed: ' ' "
"I wish to God everybody could,
because it worries me; it fills mc
sometimes with dread.
"If someone could tell me that the
danger 1s past; someone whose word
we could take, I 6hould be so glad
that I would sign- my ! resignation
tomorrow." - , ' ' ' , .
A world reeling, wider the most
terrible blow ever dealt, was the .way
he described the situation. Gigantic
events are in the making aud old
factional fights among the parties
should not be resurrected until the
peril was over, ie said.
He said the coalitionists had given
Ireland, a. greater "leasure of home
rules than ' either ' Gladstone or
Asquith had proposed.
"But," he added, "they say they
won't take it. They must have an
Irish republic, an Irish army, an
Irish navy. They won't get it and
if they don't get it, we are told they
will kill our policemen, our soldiers
not in open lighting but hiding in
homes, walking as respectable tenant
farmers or swaggering along the
road to a hiding place,' where they
find rifles."
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This trademark and the trademarked
word "Vktroli'Mdentlfy all our products.
Look under the lid I Look on the label I
Camden, N. J.
! Douglas County Cases ;
Heard by Parole Board
(CnnllDurd From rs On.)
from one to seven years. "Craven
is a victim of his former wife's par
cuts," wrote Judge Bayard ' Paine,
wno sentenced nun. craven ts wite
got a divorce a year ago and it was
claimed that his wife's parents had
caused the trouble. In a fit of anger
Craven set fire to the, house where
he lived. .
Officers Testify.
In addition to the court's recom
mendation, the county attorney and
the sheriff testified to his good be
havior. W arden I'entou said he had
been an ideal prisoner.
Leroy Bird sail, sentenced from
one to 10 years for automobile steal
ing also was an applicant. Birdsall
is married and has a wife living at
after he is released. The only un-
lavoraoie word in the Birdsall case
Sioux City, where he intends to live
was a letter from the-countv attor'
ney, who said that the man had not
paid the money set aside by the
court lor the support of his chil
dren by a former wife. ,
x "Red" Neal Presents Letters.
The case of "Red" Neal and Mor
ris Katleman, both of Omaha, at
tracted the most attention. Neal
had 14 letters of recommendation
from prominent citizens of Nemaha
and Otoe counties. Colonel T. J.
Majors, president ot the state nor
mal board, appeared in Neal's be-
nau and letters included one from
Representative E. E. Good. E. F.
Armstrong," county attorney: ' Sbcr-
iu jjavis ana a numDcr ot prominent
banker? and business men.
Katleman's brother appeared in
his behalf and there were a number
of letters from friends. Warden
Fenton said that he was confident
both men would make good.
!CC T - t
The board passed resolutions call
ing on Judge Redick and County
Attorney Shotwell to present their
views on the cases. NeaJ and Katle
man were sentenced on an automo
bile charge. .
JSenate Calls on
Colby for Copy
Negotiations Still Arc Incom
plete and Officials Claim
They Cannot Be . Com
pleted by March 4.
.Washington, Feb. 8. The senate
foreign relations committee, at the
instance of Senator Johnson, repub
lican, California, today directed
Chairman Lodge to ask Secretary
of State Colby, if not incompatible
with the public interest, to submit
to the committee a copy of the
agreement recently reached between
Ambassadors Morris and Shidehara
regarding a new treaty to deal with
the situation resulting from the
adoption in California of an alien
land bill..
Senator Johnson urged that the
agreement be made public and this
precipitated a lengthv discussion in
executive session. "The senatorre
ceiitly declared the agreement was
simply another "gentleman's agree
ment" and demanded it be made
American -Japanese , negotiations
still are incomplete and the State
department officials . have said they
cannot be finished before the change
of administrations March 4. The
drafted agreement also awaits ap
proval at the department and at the
Tokio foreign office.
Red Leader Dies
London, Feb. 8. A Moscow wire
less says Prince Peter A. Kropotkin,
Russian author and revolutionary
leader, died in Moscow today.
The Price
Is Based
White Swiss
Switzerland sends us our
best organdies; only Swiss
weavers , seem able to
make the wiry, tightly-,
twisted threads that will
not lose their crispness
when laundered. The new
prices are from
$1.25 to$2 a yard.
White Flaxons
30-inch, 50c yard.
40-in., 75c to $1.25.
34-inch, 75c yard.
White Checked
Thirty inches wide are
priced 65c and 75c a yard.
Linns Main Floor
Black Silk Lisle
Hose for 75c
A medium weight with
garter tops and double
soles, excellent for serv
ice, equally good with
high or low shoes, 75c a
Little Things
a Baby Needs
Our newest bootees, a
, new spring style, are of
crepe de chine in pink or
blue with hand embroi-
deries to make them still
more dainty, $1.25 a pr.
ft Cunning "rubber pants,
an overall affair in a
fine white rubber that
wears and looks better
than the yellow kind, '
65c a pair.
Face . veils of silk or
wool -are 65c, 75c and
; 85c each.
f Diaper waists or tiny
suspenders are just 50c. 1
All of these make splen
did gifts to the mother of
a new baby.
- Second- Floor
Vests and Pants
for 98c each
Womens' cotton vests and
pants, either plain or
fleece 'lined are a very
fine quality for Wednes
day's price, 98c a gar
ment. ' t
Second Floor
Of Jap Agreement
Legion Raps Apology .
Given Germany by U. S.
(Continued From Vt On.)
Columbus could not be used to
erect a memorial under an agree
ment entered into by the Knights
as one of. the seven participants in
the united, war work campaign
fund. This agreement was said to
stioulate that no funds raised by
public subscriptions "should be
jpent for nonwar work or perma
nent structures." The $5,000,000 of
fered by the Knights of Columbus
was said to have been that organiza
tion's remaining share.
Establish Tmst Fund.
The recent bestowal by the Y. M.
C. A. to the legion without condi
tions, of a part of the war work
fund is being used by the legion
as a trust fund and under a resolu
tion adopted by the committee, to
dav. may be used as collateral.
The committee adopted a memor
ial . urging congress , to unite with
the allied nations in assembling bod
ies of the unnamed dead of the as
sociated armies in Frances and
erecting a memorial to them. Com
mittee members spent much time
appealing to congressmen to take
action on legislation for relief of
wounded war veterans, y
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Fairbury Elevator Sold
To 50 Farmers for $13,500
Fairbury, Neb.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
The large 30,000 bushel capacity
elevator, formerly owned by the
Jansen Equity exchange, was sold
to 50 farmers for $13,500. A board
of directors was chosen with Milt
Coffman, president; Ira Junker, vice
president, and Charles M. Turner,
secretary. The implement stock of
the exchange was sold at auction.
This will close the business of the
Equity Exchange at Jansen.
orapn -Mien & Ca
of Every Article: in the Store
Upon Its Replacement Cost
A Season of Suits
Is Predicted
, - .
And the tailored person will ap- L
pear in beige or navy or gray
twill, with the demure Peter
Pan collar of her blouse worn
outside and the cuffs of her
gauntlets, likewise. Our new
est suits are good to see, each
with its distinguishing bit of
embroidery, braid binding or
odd girdle. .
Apparel SectionsThird. Floor
Kay ser Fabric
Beautifully fitted, and
offered in a number of
shades, these .fabric
gloves promise to be
very good this spring.
U Twelve and sixteen
button length, . $2
and $2.25. . v
Strap wrist length
for $1.75 and $2 a
.pair. ,
. H Two-clasp style for
only $1.25 and $1.50.
Britain Will Not
Race U. S. for the
Sir Philip Gibbs Tells House
Committee English Do Not -Regard
U. S. Fleet "as
a Menace."
Washington. Feb. 8. Great Britain
will not undertake a race "with the
United States for sea , power. Sir
Philip, Gibbs, British war corre
spondent, declared today before the.
house naval committee. England
hasn't the money, he said, and most
Englishmen do not regard the Amer
ican navy "as a menace."
Sir Philip said that before any
agreement for disarmament rnuld he
reached by the principal powers the
Russian question would have to be
settled and the Russian people drawn
back into the "family of nations."
Representatives of the Russian
soviet government should by all
means be included in any conference
to discuss disarmament. Sir Philio
declared. He characterized the Rus
sian red army as "the Kreatcst mili
tary menace in the world."
There is a spirit of revolt, entirely
apart from boleshevism, iif Europe
today because of the general fear of
another war, the witness declared,
adding that the people felt that they
had been betrayed iu the last war,
because they had been told that it
was a war to end war.
An invitation from the United
States for a disarmament conference
would meet with approval of most
of the people of Great Britain, Sir
Philip said, although some sections
of the government are opposed to
the general idea of disarmament.
The Fashionable
Bien Jolie
Treco Corsets
It is not only impossible
to look-well in the new
winter frocks - without
the proper corset, but
likewise impossible , to
experience the assurance
of being perfectly turned ,
out an assurance which
a Bien Jolie always
gives. .
Our corsetieres are de
lighted to assist you in
your selection. ;
Prices range
from $2.50 up.
Corsots Stcqad Floor