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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917.
BRINGING 1 J tex thkt cement-mixer: NT fOU KNOW bIR-VJILU tOO CONTRIOOTE TWO DOLLRt TO BURT A. POLICEMAN? c ' SINCE t BOUGHT THOT AUTO I'M C0M.NENCIN4 1 "TO HACVE COP- I WHAT 1 IT? ' HE. TRAFFIC T HERE't) TEN- p BURY FlYE ( I . Ute r: 1 I If 1. .11 ' " V C? rVayJ - ' InternatleMl I fl! (1 'vv'rv1::,.,, . Serrtce. I ' II C ' Drawn for The Bee by George McManus nrar DOWNS COYOTES Blue and' White Takes Yellow and Brown to Trimming, ..- . 22 to is. :; ... hi M , FAST AND BOUGH BOUT Lincoln, ' Feb. 27. (Special Tele gram.) Creighton took the Wesleyan Coyotei to defeat in the Wesleyan , tymnasium last night, 22 to 18. The game was fast and rough. ' ; Wesleyan'i floor work and defense " 'a working at a wonderful ipeed, ( but their inability to locate the bas ket, combined with the (kill along , i this line displayed by the Omaha men ' spelled their defeat. . The early part of the first half looked like Wesleyan, and the lead waa held by the Yellow and Brown , through most of the period. Near the close of the period, however, Creigh- ton worked up from behind and when the whiatle blew, the count was even H at 0 and 9. The second half found Creighton ' lighting like demons with a pep that found several holes in the Wesleyan defense. Although the wesleyan men put up a terrific fight their inaccurate goat shooting was their undoing. The lineup: WESLETAN. ,1 'CBBIOHTON. Anderaon i BloOfttt rm Cosier . . . ..n.r.1 ...L.r.i c. . .B. O. ..L.O. R. F ur. a R. O L.O....... ... Flats . Kearney , Splttler .... I.uta . VanAtver Hushes fiiihatlfMM. Carman for Anderaon. Kalay (or Plata. Kahn for Blodtatt, atmlhollend for Kearney. Ooalai Anderaon s, Blodaett, Hushaa (4), Plata, Luta l. Pra throws: Anderaon I out of 4. Luta I out of I, Rot ereei Cllne. Nebreaka City. Cutler Proves Easy Mark For Jack Taylor of Canada Lincoln, Feb. 27. Jack Taylor, heavyweight-"wrestler of Canada, won in straight falls here last night from ' Charley Cutler of Chicago. The first 1 fall on a neck and head hold, came after a forty-minute struggle. Cutter was pinned down for the aecond fait in J minutes and 10 seconds. A toe hold was the undoing of Cut ler in the second fall. A preliminary tangle between , Claude Swindell, a Lincoln youngster, and Young Riley, said to be from Wray, Colo., went an hour and a half without a fall and waa called a draw. The boya are featherweights. Riley was the aggressor throughout, but he could not pin Swindell, who is a waiter in a local restaurant and was wrestling his second match in pub lic. . The semt-windup was a thirty-minute joust between Clarence Eklund of Lincoln and John Pesek of Shel ton, Neb. Neither man obtained a fall. - ; ...... - State Printing Commissioner ' ' Gets More Authority in Bill (Prom a, Stan Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 27. (Special.) Pas sage of the Dafoe-Taylor bill, making the state printing commissioner the purchasing agent for all printing, sta tionery and typewriter supplies used by . state departments, institutions, - boards and commissions (except the state university , and the normal schools), was accomplished in the lower branch of the legislature today by the vote of 79 to 5. The bill raises the printing commissioner's salary from $1,500 to $2,500 and requires him ' to put in his full time for the state. Another bill passed on third read ing waa the Swanson-Peterson meas ure, authorizing insurance companies to invest their funds in irrigation or . drainage bonda.i or bonds, of federal farm loan banks. ' The Keegan bill, raising the deputy sheriff's salary in Douglas county, a to went 'through. Once more the house was called upon to give a decision in the stand ing controversy between Howard .and Hall counties, as to which of them shall tax the franchise of the Central Power company, whose pawer "plant is located at Boelus and distributing and business headquarters at Grand Island. -.' Mr. Stuhr tried, unsuccessfully to have the bill recommitted a aecond time for a specific amendment to dis ' tribute the franchiser valuation among all taxing subdivisions where portions of the company's physical property are located. Mr. Fries protested that this would kill the bill. Stuhr's mo tion was defeated, and the bill was left at the top of the third reading ' calendar. ' " ' The finance committee reported hack the general maintenance bill with a few minor changes. One of the bills sent to the general ' - file Tuesday morning was Mr. Dafoe's measure providing for a state censor , ship of moving pictures. It was rec ommended by the miscellaneouejub jects committee, of which Dafoe is chairman, for passage. WIUm Trade far Crab. "" fl. oula, IY. ZS. J. Oeren Wilson (chief Wllaon), right flatdar, hu been traded by tha St. Losla Nationals t tha at. Paol elnb for Walton Cmlat. .. Can raw Caldl Dr. King's Naif. Dlacoverr win euro your 'old. It la aatteeptle and aoothlni; kills tha Sti sTerms. n drwfiats. -Advertisement. EIGHTEEN KILLED .. IN RAILCOLLISION Freight Crashes Into Bear End of Passenger Train in Fog -Near Altoona. COAL OPERATOR A VICTIM Altoona, Pa., Feb. 27. Eighteen persons, seventeen passengers and a negro porter, were killed in a rear end collision between an express train and a freight train on the Penn sylvania railroad at Mount Union sta tion, thirty-four miles east of here, early today. .The passenger train, which left Pittsburgh last night and which was known as the Mercantile Express, had stopped at the station when the col lision occurred."" The freight struck with such force that the rear sleeper, in which all the victims were travel ing, was cut in two. , Chester A. Minds, a coal operator at Rameny, Pa., and a former famous foot ball player at the University of Pennsylvania, met death in the dis aster, together with his wife, daughter and a nurse. They were on the way to Utica, N. Y., to attend the funeral of the mother of Mrs. Minds. . Following is a list of the identified dead: CHESTER A. MINDS, 31 years old, ftamay. Pa. MRS. DORIS MINDS, II yeara old, hie wlfa. CHESTER A. MINDS, JR., thalr Infant aon, 2 waeke old. MISS MAUD MINDS. SI yaara old, Conifer, N. Y alater of Mr. Mlnda. M. A. CASLISCH. Conifer, N. T., a brother-in-law of Mr. Mlnda. MISS A. r. DELLIN, Cleveland. O., lister of Mra. Mlnda. RICHARD OWEN, I yeara old. DOROTHY OWEN, I yaara old. JEAN OWEN, 4 yaara old: nephew and nlecaa of Mr. Mlnda. i CHARLES LEV1NE, 91 Naaaau atraat, New York. P. B. POLLAND, IS Llapenard atraat, New Tor. MILTON HYlfla, 474 Weat tilth atreet. New York. N. BRIGHT, porter. J. S. KKI.I.T. Brooklyn. H. A. ROKFI.ER, Prattvllle, Wl. L. W. MONTGOMERY, ealearaau. 117 East Orovo atreet, Bloomlnaton, III. I . K. TANNlNd, Michigan. C. M. MBDBKI. 301 Weat Forty-alith atreet, New York. P. R. FANNINO, Plattevllle, Mich. Body BUDDoaed to be that of Mra. Fannlnf beoauae of a letter congratulating her on her marriase. On thla body waa a Bible bearing the name Hlaa . Ellen P. Hayt, Den ver. Colo. An official of the Pennsylvania railroad here said the list of dead may exceed twenty, aa fourteen bodies nave been recovered and at least six are known to be dead in the wreck. At this time the railroad company is Inclined to place the blame for the wreck on the engineer of the freight train, A. T. Cook of Harrisburg, who had a leg crushed. It was his duty, said an official, to- get off his engine, walk ahead and look at a signal in case of fog, rather than run past it. Chester A. Minds, who, with his family, was killed, was a coal opera tor in the Clear Field region of Penn sylvania. Mrs, Fanning from Denver. ' Denver, Feb. 27. Mrs. P. R. Fanning,- killed in a wreck at Altoona, Pa., formerly was a leader in Denver society circles. Her father and mother and a brother live here. Her father, Judge Charles D. Hayt, is a member of a prominent law firm and the fam ily is wealthy. Mrs. Fanning was about 35 yeara old. She waa Mar ried in Denver two years ago. Her husband is a mining engineer and the Fanning home is at PrattsvUle, Wis. British Enter Position And Are Later Ejected Berlin, Feb. 27. (By Wireless to Sayville.) British troops yesterday many times attacked the German po sitions on the front between Ypres, in Belgium and the river Somme, says the official statement issued to day by the German army headquar ters staff. Only at one place were the British auccessful in entering the German lines, at a point to the east of Arras, the statement, adds and there the British were ejected by a A Prize Worth Winning To the one bringing to our "MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLE EXHIBIT" during the "week starting February 26th the best answer in less than .100 words, why one should be the possessor of a 1907 Har ley-Davidson Motorcycle and Side Car N WE WILL GIVE AS A PRIZE t . ' , One of the $75 Exquisite and Wonderfully , Toned "Victor Roos" Phonographs Those submitting reasons must' deliver same in person at our Exhibit, which will be at our Sale-' rooms, .2701-03 Leavenworth St, before 8 p. m., Saturday, March 3d. VICTOR H. ROOS "THE CYCLE MAN" 2701-03 Leavenworth Street. SENATE COMMITTEE AGREES- UPOM BILL Measure Would Give President Powers He Asks for in Dealing With Germany. WILL BE PRESSED TODAY Washington, Feb. 27. After today's cabinet meeting it became known that the administration will oppose any vital change in the proposed legisla tion to authorize President Wilson to protect American lives and rights. The administration expects that, while a number of changes may be suggested, the bill as now framed will be adopted by both houses with out material alteration. Senate Committee Drafts Bill. The senate foreign relations com mitee late today agreed upon a bill to give ttie president authority to sup ply merchant ships with arms and gunners and use other means neces sary to handle developments in the submarine situation. A motion to "direct" the president to arm the ships was voted down. The bill as frameu by the commit tee follows the precedent of 1819 empowering commanders of merchant vessels to arm for their own defense and authorizing the president to sup ply the means for arming vessels fore and aft for defensive purposes. Four Vote Against It. The senate bill empowers the presi dent to use "other instrumentalities" as he asked. This feature is expected to meet some opposition. Two democrats and two republicans voted against it in committee. There will, however, be no minority report. The bill will be reported by Senator Stone tonight and will be pressed tomorrow. , The bill declares "that commanders of all merchant vessels of the United States and ves sels under registry of the United States are hereby authorized to arm and defend themselves against unlaw ful attacks, and that the president be, and is hereby, authorized and em powered to supply vessels with de fensive armament tore and aft." Matter Goes Over. The bond issue was left at $100, 000,000, as in the house measure, and the president is empowered to use "other instrumentalities" in the emer gency in accordance with his judg ment." When Senator Stone brought the bill into the senate with a request that it be referred formally to the commit tee, Senator La Follette objected, and as unanimous consent was necessary, the matter went over until tomorrow. Pettyjohn Throws Strickland. Oxford, Neb., Feb. 37. (Special.) Reuben Pettyjohn of Oxford threw Oeorga Strick land of Stamford. Strickland won the ftret fall In twenty mlnutea and Pettyjohn took tha two next In thlrty-flva and twelva mln utea with trtn strangle. Figure YOUR Profit With the cost ot clothes going up every day and the unheard of prices most ahops are asking, we have our new spring models AT THE SAME PRICE New Snappy Models N. W. Cor. 15th sad Hants T- $1 q Measure A J 1 nil L Iltilil i Bills Acted Upon By Senate Committee Of the Whole House (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 27. (Special.) The senate PQnt all of the afternoon in committee of the whole discussing the following bins: 8. F. HI, Morlarty. Douglas Correct! law anil makes more specific law requiring governor to all United States senatorial vacant y. H, F. 166, Lahnera. Thayer National Guard voting bill; amended to Include pen alty for fraud. 8. F. 100, Spirit, Saline Amendg tax ale law. S. F. 180, Banc! all, York BUI to Increase salaries; of clerks and stenographers: of supreme court judgea from $1,000 te 11,200; postponed with H. R. 176, Identical and passed, to take lta place, 8. F. 60, Matt' i, Otoe Fox bill reorgan Ixlng state board of health; amended to make tnrm of appolntes from Indefinitely to four years. 8. F. 1 rf . Albert, Platte Alter salary basis for district clerks In smaller counties, according to fees as at the present time. Adds these new classifications: $1,800 In counties of 10,00 to 15,000 population; $2,000 In counties of 18,000 to 20,000 population, and $2, BOO In counties of 20,000 to 25,000. Present basis jumps from $1,600 to $3,000. S. F. 183, Chappell, Minden -Ta make It mandatory with district court to call grand Juries once a year; made optional, as law now stands by Henry's amendment. S. F. Sit, Chappell, Hammond and Wil son Repeal law making Judges Ineligible to any office other than Judiciary. 8. F. 16V, Chappell, Minden Allows coun ty attorney to question witnesses under oath, for Information on law violations. Introduced at request of County Attorney's association of the state. 8. P. 315, Chappell, Minden Hakes con tractor guilty of misdemeanor who does not pay his labor and material. Grand Island Bowler Rolls a Perfect Score Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 27. (Spe cial.) Dr. LeBlanc, a local dentist, has broken alt local bowling records by going three games of 280, 298 and 300. While these records were made on one alley and not in a contest, it is the first time any 300 score has been made, under any circumstances, in this city. Cuba Start Tralnlna. Faaadena, Cat.. Feb. 36. Sprint tralnlnir of tha Chicago National leasue team began with a forenoon workout at Tournament park field here, which atlll waa aoft from the ralna of 'the laat ten daya. Practice waa called off featerday because tha field waa too wet. Give your Want Ad a chance to! make good, Run it in The Bee. ) TIE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST SpiFk Unanimous Choice of 69 Leading Makers ol Cars At the Shows and Always, Cadillac Buick x Pierce-Arrow Oakland Packard U Oldsmobile Marmon I Jeffery Hudson KisselKar Chalmers Premier Hupmobile Knox Haynes Jordan Dort Liberty Cole Crane-Simplex Reo Dodge Brothers Paige 7 Steams-Knight Peerless Saxon MOST NOW BE YODR OWN TRANSFER MAN Iowa Attorney General Says Consignee Must Haul Liquor from Depot. NO OHOICE IN MATTER (From a Staff Correspondent.) Des Moines. Ia., Feb. 27. (Special Telegram.) Chief of Police Jackson announced today that the consignee personally must convey liquor ship ments from freight and express depots to their homes. "Attorney General Havener has notified this department that it is il legal for an express driver or transfer man or anyone but bona fide con signee of a liquor shipment to transfer that shipment from the freight house to another party of the city," said the chief. "That is the law the attorney gen eral says, "and we are going to see that it is enforced to the letter. "Every person who orders beer or whisky from now on must convey it from the freight deport to his home." Standard Oil Will Ask Indemnity for Loss in Eoumania New York, Fek. 27. The Standard Oil company sill seek indemnity for the destruction of its oil properties in Roumania at the time of the Ger man invasion of that country. Standard Oil officials declined to indicate what government or govern ments they believed responsible f' the destruction of the properties, worth many millions of dollars. It is understood that they have taken up the question with the State depart ment at Washington. According to cable reports from London, a commission of the entente allies, headed by military officers, had destroyed all the oil properties in Roumania tin days in advance of the capture ot the fields by the Germans. The value of the wells, equipment and oil in storage, it was stated, amounted . to fully $150,000,000. .jp ... m allllll ! fill M V Stutz I Chandler Pilot Chevrolet McLaughlin y Apperson (Canada) Davis Singer (J Daniels Stephens rDetroiter United Truck Paterson Wilcox Trux McFarlan National ScripprBooth Velie , Bour-Davis Jackson Lexington- Westcott 7 Howard Pathfinder Murray Look lor the "AC Burnt Into the Porcelain Champion Ignition Company Flint, Michigan. WOMEN MAY VOTE IN CITY AFFAIRS ONLY Senate Committee Thus Amends Limited Suf frage Bill. CUTS OUT NATIONAL VOTE (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 27. (Special Tele gram.) The senate committee on cities and towns, having consideration before it tonight of the bill giving partial suffrage to women, recom mended it out for passage with an amendment allowing the vote only in municipal affairs. The bill as originally drawn and as it passed the house gave women the right to vote for president and vice president and also in municipal af fairs. Special Program To Commemorate Birthday of State (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 27. (Special.) Gov ernor Neville, S. C. Bassett of Gibbon, T. J. Majors of Peru and John L. Webster of Omaha will be the speak ers on the special program to be held in the house cham-jer Thursday forenoon commemorating the semi centennial anniversary of Nebraska's admission to the union. The observ ance has been set as a special order at 10:30 a. m. on that day. I he two branches of the legislature "will convene in joint session ! with Lieutenant Governor Howard presid ing. The governor will talk first, fol lowed by Mr. Bassett with an address on "Our First Emblem of Authority." Messrs. Majors and Webster will be heard afterward. Singing by a male quartet composed of senators and rep resentatives will be one of the features of the program. State officers and judges of the supreme court will be in attendance. Give your Want Ad a chance to make good, Run it in The Bee. All Pluas Were Tried Out, The Tests Were Exhaustive mm These Cars Are AC Monroe Signal Truck Sandovr Truck Sterling Truck Chase Truck Moreland Truck Republic Truck G.M.C. Anderson American La France SENATORS DIFFER OYERTOOL HALLS Place McMullen's Measure on General File After Long Debate. BURDEN ON THE CITIES (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 27. (Special.) Boys under the age of 21 years will not be allowed to frequent pool halls, if Senator McMullen's senate file No. 202 receives the same consideration in t . house it did in the senate today. After a lively debate of about an hour, after the committee on miscellaneous subjects had recommended tiie bill for indefinite postponement, the senate took it up and placed it on the general file, 18 to 15. .Senator Albert said boys could not He brought up under a glass cage. It pool halls are not properly run, regulate them," said he. Answering a charge by Senator Sandall that the senate was too cynical and shies at progress, Senator Albert declared hipiself to be for everything good and progressive. "There is no use of being like a child with a rocking horse," said Sen ator Albert, "galloping furiously and getting nowhere." . "If the cities cannot cope with the pool hall situation, how can the state?" asked Senator Mattes. He voted for postponement "If you have to raise boys in a cage to save them, they are not worth sav ing," said Senator Moriarty. Senator Sandall told how York had abolished pool halls. "Yes, York is second only to the new Jerusalem," retorted Senator Al bert. It is pure all right, he agreed, but my how people avoid it. Those who urged the bill for gen eral file included Howell, Beal, Chap pell, Sandall and McAllister. FrederikVIII, With Count Von Bernstorff, Sails Halifax. Feb.' 27. The steamer Frederik VIII with Count von Bern storff, former German ambassador to the United States and his party on board, sailed at 7:30 o'clock tonight for Copenhagen. HnififS Equipped Diamond T ' Truck Net co Truck i Gram m-Bern stein Truck BrockwayTruck Federal Gabriel Truck Four Wheel Drive Abbott alCBt MS."".