THE BEE: OMAHA, SATUBPAY, MARCH 3. 1917.. ... -
Says, Minister Was Told. Sub
sea Warfare Would Not Be
Limited la Any Case.
LANSING NOTE BBUSQUB
Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 28. (By
Wireless to Sayville, March 2.) In
hit address in the Reichstag here to
day in regard to relations between
the United States and Germany (a
portion of which was received by
cable yesterday) Foreign Secretary
Zimmerman related the circumstances
of the attempt at continuing negotia
tions, between the two countries
through the Swiss legation at Wash
ington, and after saying it was easy
to understand that rthe government
endeavored to avoid everything which
might cause war with America, con
tinued: .. .
"We examined the suggestion from
the Swiss minister from the stand
point of these considerations. From
the very outset we were absolutely
certain that submarine warfare ought
to be limited in no case and in no
manner by concession on our part.
Obviously our Wish to come to an
understanding with America can be
accomplished only in the event that
tt is possible without conflict with our
declaration of barred zones, which we
are firmly decided to maintain against
our enemies under all circumstances.
'' Must Use Sharpest Weapon.
"It was only after long considera
tion thai we decided to use our sharp
est weapon. You know, of course, of
j our negotiations with America and of
our honest and sincere peace offer,
and the jeering rebuke by our ene
mies. To our attempt at reconcilia
tion our adversaries opposed their
will to annihilate us and thus nothing
was left us but to take up the last and
. "After we toolc this decision, ob-,
. viously no backward step was possi
ble. We regret that neutrals have to
suffer by it, but we cannot help that
Stand by First Statement. -"From
the standpoint of these con
siderations, I said in my answer to
America merely that Germany now, at
before,, was ready to negotiate on
condition that establishment of the
barred zones against our enemies be
not impaired. We only hinted at
our readiness, to enter into more de
tailed negotiations with America in
regard to the admission of passenger
ships." , ; ,
" "The Swiss minister at Washington1
transmitted our communication," Sec
retary Zimmerman continued, "and
thereupon received from Mr. Lansing
note in very polite terms. Mr.
Lansing sr.id he was authorized by
President Wilson to say that the gov
ernment of the United States would
very gladly and willingly negotiate
with Germany if Germany cancelled
its decision of January 3L f This be
ing absolutely impossible, the nego
tiations had to be considered aa a
failure before they really had been
Nebraska Gets Money '
v , jlu neip jf a.; xcttuuciva
Under New Measure
5A (Prom a SUff Correaponileut.)
Incoln, March 2. (Special.)
te Superintendent Clemmont has
received letter from the bureau of
education of the Department of the
Interior, stating that under the Smith
Hueghes' bill, which has been ap
proved by the president, the state of
Nebraska will be entitled to the fol
lowing amounts for the purposes
mentioned: i i '
mi. ' mi. ' ins,
Salaries of teacher, - ' i
uporvlaom or dt- i ' ' , ' ,
' rwctera of asrlcnl-
tural (dilution... 11,1(1 111.421 117,101
Balarlee ot teach-
1 ere af tradft, homo t f ,
. oeonomloo and In- .
1 diytrlal ouMoeli.. I.Mf 1.171 ' 7.J00
- TrarVnf of teeoo- , , 1
ere of vocational '' ;H
UDJOBtO O.VOV VtlVV 4l,IUV
on of- vocational - , a ' - .
The Smtih-Hughea' bill was passed
by the national congress for the pur
pose Of aiding in the teaching of the
above subjects and carries with it an
appropriation in 1918 of $500,000. in
1919 of $750,000 and in 1920 the Aura
of $1,000,000. This increased torn
year to year until it reaches $3,000,
000 in 1926 for each of the above
STEAMSHIP LACONIA The Cunard line steamship of 18,099 tons gross, sunk by a Ger
man submarine off the Irish coast ' ; . . -T . v .
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SS.IACOMiA: V '
STONE GIVES UP
' ARMED SHIP BILL
(Con tinted from Paao On.)
runs Cored la to 1 Dora.
nmsvltti Tafund monajr It PAZO OlaTT
MENT falla to euro Itcnina. Blind. Blood,
lnv or Protruding Pllea. Flrot Application.
ivm -Fallot. IOe.AdTortlaemont.
cepted it because of the overwhelm
ing judgment of the committee. '
The bill has been reported as one
which if enacted may lead to war.
But the United State will be in less
danger of war during the next few
months or the next critical few weeks
if the president is equipped with the
power he seeks in assuming a posi
tion of armed neutrality.
"I believe the attitude ot tne
United States under his administra
tion arid with his strong purpose to
keep the United States out of war if
possible is less likely to lead to war
than if the United States is to con
tinue in the present uncertain slate
where neither the people of the
United States nor our merchantmen
nor the belligerents know exactly
what our attitude is. If we stand fqr
our neutral rights it will be known to
every belligerent what our definite
Would Trust President.
"I am perhaps some times classified
as a pacifist and I do not shrink from
that classification, but I believe there
is more safety in a certain position
than in an uncertain one and would
rather trust the president who dreads
war than 1 would trust tnis body
The Nebraska senator called at
tention to the president's, last ad
dress to congress in which he said he
did not believe war .necessarily
would follow the diplomatic break
with Germany. v ,
"I am ready," he went on, "to take
the president at his word ana I think
he ought to be endowed witn tnis
power, i believe tnis is not oniy tn
safe, but the most honorable position
for the United States to assume."
Answering a question by Senator
Jones as to whether the president
would be given power to protest
ships.of other nations, Mr, Hitchcock
cal ed attention to the words" "vessels
of the United States" 4n 'the bill. Sen
ator Lodge, the ranking, republican
member of fhe committee, also said
that the measure' gave the president
no right to arm foreign ship, but
' 4 An think mntr floriitrrllv.
ever, that American citizens in the
peaceful pursuit of trade or travel who
are lawfully on a belligerent mer
chant ship have rights which it is the
duty of this government to guard.'!
Says It Means War. ,
Declaring it meam war if armed
merchant vessels pursue s "shoot on
sight" policy toward German submar
ines, Senator Reed asked whether it
"wouldn't be more business-like to
take our fighting ships and go out
Senator Husting interjected that
the methods proposed in the bill
leave to Germany, whether it will
commit the act that leads to war,"
and Senator Walsh reminded Senator
Reed, that "all the power given the
president is to deiend, not attack.
In a colloquoy with Senator Cum
mins. Senator Lodge said - he ex
pected any armed merchant ship
would use its guns if a German sub
marine were sighted and he would be
sorry if it did not use htcm.
"I am in favor of sinking the sub'
marines on sight," replied Senator
Cummins, "but there is no use in clos
ing our eves to the patent fact that
if we send our ships and intend that
they attack submarines when sighted,.
we are committing an act ot war.
Concord Club "Con" Gives
Corkhill's Life History
Almost the entire current issue of
the Concord "Con," official organ of
the Concord club, is devoted to C. J.
Corkhilli Nebraska agent for the
Uaynes and one of the most active
members of the club.
The "Con" opens on Corkhill by
disclosing what his initials stand for.
They stand for Cornelius Jehosaphat.
Next comes information that Corkhill
was born some hundred or more years
ago in the state of Fodunk and that
he connected with the Haynes so as,
to make the way out of Podunk easy.
A complete history of Corkhill's life
including the good nd bad is,
gives in Idetaii, alter whicn several
jingles come in-line, oife of which is
sung to the tune of "Put on Your Old
Gray Bonnet" and is as follows:
Get out your old Haynes auto
Wi):h the honk honker on it,;
And we'll go 'with Corkie to the
show;,. . :
And with our lungs of leather,
We will sing together,
On our Corn Cob Corkie'i dough.
February Weather Had'
vagaries. .Report snows
On February 25, Omaha had a
range of temperature equal to forty
one degrees, when the thermometer
registered sixty-eight " degrees,' the
highest temperature for the month.
The lowest the mercury reached was
twenty-three degrees above zero, on
February 2. The total precipitation
was 0.20. The meteorological sum
mary also records that the wind blew
torty-six miles an hour tor hve min
utes on February 4, which- was the
maximum velocity for the month.
Eleven of the twenty-eight days were
clear. The mean temperature for the
month was 21.6 degrees' aboze zero.
' Favor the Proposition1.
Alliance, Neb., March 2. (Special.)
-The Associated ' Commercial Clubs
of Western Nebraska have gone on
record favoring Home Roll No., .in
troduced by Henry C Richmond of
Umaha, calling tor the erection ot a
new capitol, building at Lincoln., It
was the consensus of opinion of all
those representative men present that
the caDitol buildina was. a disgrace
and liability to the state, and further
that the capitol location could not
and should not be changed from Lin
coln. The resolution was prepared by
H: M. Bushncll, jr., ol Alliance, and
its adoption was moved by A. B.
Wood of Gering andumanimous vote
cast in its favor. It was their belief
that the capitol location matter should
be killed and that-the state should
immediately appropriate funds and be
gin the erection of s proper caiptol
THE STORE OF THE TOWN
Free Saturday at Beatons
With every Drug purchase of 50c or' more Saturday, We"
will give free a 25c Bottle of Radium Clothes Cleaner or
Radium Glove Cleaner. ' .
Mis Lundroark Takes Up
Her Duties as Chief Clerk
?' ITrom a Staff .Cprreapondent. )
Lincoln, March '2. (Special.)
Miss'june Lundmark of Scottsbluff
has taken up her duties as chief clerk
in the office of Land Commissioner
G. L. Shumway. She' succeeds Carl
Schmidt, who retired at the close of
the Beckmann administration, whose
place was temporarily hiied by Mrs.
Metta Loeber, former record clerk.
Mrs. Loeber will remain temporarily
on the staff. Miss Lundmark began
her duties March 1.
Two Baby Leopards Are .
- Stolen From Fort Crook
Corporal H. L. Clark of the Da
kota national guards- at Eort Crook,
reported to the police that two Mexi
can baby leopards were stolen, or
straved from the fort. . He expected
totake the pets home as souvenirs of
, . i t:u-
ne num iur viua.
Residents of Bellevue are fearful
lest they should meet the young fe
lines after nightfall.
METCALFE AND '
Nebraska Banquet at Wash
ington Marked by Tilt Be
tween Editors On Peace.
DAK STEPHENS PRESIDES
1 (From a Staff CorTOBpoodent.)
! Washington, March ,2. (Special
Telegram.J--William Jenningi Bryan
and Richard Lee Metcalfe locked
horns last night at the semi-centennial
banquet of the' Nebraska State
association held in honor of the state's
admission, at the New Ebbett Mr.
Bryan spoke of Nebraska as the great
melting pot and said that it jesired
peacenot war-. It desired to "work out
its high destiny without being drawn
into ftie maelstrom of the war now
ravaging Europe. ,
Mr. Bryan spoke of the early days
m Nebraska, how k touched him when
he first entered its boundaries. He
went to the state s s young man with
his life full in front.
"Nebraska afSpaals to me because of
the strength of those who founded it,"
said Mr. Bryan.
"The pioneer never get anything
more than is coming to hrrn." i
Reviews Brents of Ftftr Years.
, He said the state occupied a con
spicuous place m the history of the
nation. That it was identified with
great happening. Me then reviewed
the political events of the last fifty
years, paying particular attention to
;e tenets of tne populist party, 'wftih
he characterised M tne great butfiW
for righteousness in political Hfe. He
spoke of the income tatt, prohrbition,
woman's 'suffrage, the inirtatrre anfl
referendum and sain he doubted if
there was any state in the union that
had as many thinking people as Ne
braska, and said be thanked God he
was present at the capitol ytsterday
when the house vortH Wa$hmgQn
"dry;" that the home was paramount
to the saloon.
Mr. Metcalfe, right off the bat, when
Ten Per Cent of World's Shipping ;
Is Destroyed Since the War Started
Washington, March 2. Shipping
destroyed since the war began, ex
clusive of war vessels, represents 10
per cent of the world's merchant ma
rine as it existed August 1, 1914, ac
cording to figures published by the
Journal of Commerce today. Con
struction of warships haa offset most
of the losses, it was stated.'
The statistics record the destruc
tion of 2,573 vessels of 4,811,100 gross
tons, of which more than half was
owned by Great Britain. The next
heaviest sufferer has been Norway,
with France third, Italy fourth and
Germany fifth. Entente losses have
been about 75 per cent of the total
and Teutonic 20 per cent. ' ,
The figures lis. 202 vessel of ap
proximately 420,460 gross tonnage as t
definitely reported destroyed during
February or since Germany's unre
stricted submarine warfare, began.
This compares with 164 vessels of
338,852 gross tonnage in January.
Norwegian and Dutch shipping dur
ing February suffered losses heavier1
than any of the entente allies except
that of Great Britain, which lost more
than half of the month's total The
February figuren are the highest for a
introduced as a former governor of
the Canal Zone, started' out by com
bating the peace-at-any-price position
of Mr. Bryan. He said that the war
referendum was the silliest nonsense
ever presented by a sane man. He be
lieved that he represented Nebraska
as believing in peace, but there were
no mollycoddles in Nebraska and they
would be found on the firing line if
"Out of a population of 30,000 in
the civil war. 3,300 went from Ne
braska into that war and we have
kept that proportion up ever since.
"A nation that bombs helpless women
and children as the Germans bombed
the women and children on the Lusi-n
tania is no friend of mine," he 'said.
"A nation, that will connive as u great
power waa shown to have done today
to bring war upon us when at peace
is no friend of mine. The best
thought of Nebraska is for prepar
edness. T'hey will be found behind
the president when the flag is as
sailed despite the assertion of any
body to the contrary, even though he
claims, Nebraska as his home."
Mr. Jfetcalfe was given a rousing
reception by the hundred or more.
Make Short Speeches.
Members of the delegation made
short speeches, the call of the house
on the bin giving the president the
authority to arm ships necessitating
Miss Edith A. Lathrop spoke of a
"Half Century of Nebraska Schools,"
Representative Lobeck explaining the
historical film loaned for the occasion
by the governing body of Ak-Sar-Ben. '
There was a splendid musical pro- J
gram, the evening being marked by ',
a fine display of patriotism. ;
Representative Stephens presided
as toastmaster, Congressman Sloan
and Shallei.berger making short re
marks before retiring. Dr. Montgom
ery, one of Washington's leading rpas
tors, spoke along patriotic lines, his
utterances showing the temper of the
guests in favor of giving the presi
dent ungrudging support. - J
The following were present: - ,i
W. J. Bryan. S. L. Metcalfe.: Mai lllaa- .
bath Leckla, C. J. Bnirt&a, O. A. Faaraon.
Homar . Smith, Trot, and Mra. Charlaa
Taaanla. Mr. and Ufa. W. B. Aadrawa. Mr.
and Mra. H. L. Barrlck, Dr. 8. F. Bnah, O.J
L. Bremen, Dr. and lra valvar, jtenrr
., i - e vr- miA II W V" '
Coleman. Mr. and Mra. W. D. Eakln. Mr.1
and Mra. J. A. Sdaerton, 0. Kvana. A. K.
Sttlnv, Fred l. rrancaa, Hagh Olllaapla.
W. B. Batch, Mr. and Mra. H. A. Hardlna.
H. E. Ball, J. H. Hauler, Mra. Frank
I. larael, Gaorga B..Johnion, J. 8, Kemp.
J. B. Kuaka, C. O. Lobeck, Mlaa Kdlth A.,
Latkrop, Pan! Martin, Mr. and Mra. W. SC.
MuHle-, Mr. and Mra. J. L. MoBrlen, X
MoOrew and wife, John P, 8. Nellsh and
wtfa, F. K. Neltaon, Saanal Patteraoa and
wlte, N. W. Preaton and wile, Bon. C. P.
Reavla, a. C Rica, A. K. tampacn, Hon.
and Mra. and Mlaa Grace B. Shallenberger.
Hon. C. M. Sloan and Mlaa eioan, Anna
BDflleh. Hon. and Mra. Dan V. atephena,
S. C. Snyder and wire, K P. Teele and wife,
T. A. Whlttlnaton and wife, W. M. Whalan.
Mra, Minnie Borer Davit. Mlaa Veda Mc
Kay, Mlaa Dorothy Snyder, MM Mariery
Snyder and L. M. McCoy.
20c Pears' Unscented Glycerin
soapi per eake. 12c
15c Williams' Jersey Cream Soap,
per cake 9o
2 Be Palmer'a Talcum Powder. . 14e
2 Be Mustard Cerate. ...,t...l8
BOc Nadinola Cream ......... 29c
50c Nedrs Face Powder 29o
SOe J. A. P. Rice Powder 27e
2 Be 8-inch scissors. 15e
SOe Ziora Antiseptic Mouth Wash
(recommended by doctors and
$1.00 S. S. S. ...79
(Restores any shade of pink.)
SOe Charles Flesh Food 34
25c Nature's Remedy Tablets. . 16c
$1.00 Malted Milk ...,69e
26c Mentholatum 16a
BOc Solid Alcohol Stoves. . . . .24
50c Kodol Dyspepsia Tablets. .29c
50c Orasin Tooth Paste 34c
-;.',; CIGARS ,
lOe Hampton Court Cigars. .. .8a
10c George the Fourth Cigars. .5a
10c straight Mozart, Magic, '
8 or .25c
$1.00 Tan Lac...... 79c
10c Haarlem Oil (Gold Medal) .5e
60c Hays' Hair Health. . . ... .34c
$1.00 Pinaud's Lilac Vegetal .. B9e
76c Fompeian Massage Cream. 48c
25c DeWitt's Cold Tablets. . . . 16
26c Zymole Trokoys 16c
Beaton's Cold Cream, in tubes and
jars 25c and SOe
26c Peroxide , ; . 10c
$1.00 Hood's Sarsapanlla. ., ,79c
60c Rubber Spongea. . 1 ..... . 14e
,50c Father John's Remedy. .. ,42c
$1.00 Hair Brushes ,.59c
25c Toileteer, for cleaning sinks,
toilets, til floors, etc. 17c
35c Castoria ,2U
RUBBER GOODS DEPT.
$2.00 2-qt. Combination Fountain
Syringe and Bottle. ..... .M.J9
$1.50 2-qt. Hot Water Bottle . ,79e
$3.60 Whirling Spray Female "
Douche, for $2.38
$1.60 Shoulder Braces $1.00
$2.00 Shoulder Braces $1.50
Abdominal Supporters, complete
line, from. ..... .$1.75 to $4.00
Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt Attention
BEATON DR(J(f COMPANY
', 15th and Farnam.
for Men .
-WE ARE READY TO
SERVE YOU WITH A
ING OF HATS OF
IN ALL THE ACCEPT
ED, STYLES, EM
RANGING IN PRICE
, . FROM ; ;
$3 to $20
A HAT (FOR EVERY
GEO. T. WILSON, MGR.
A Sale of Laces
at Very Low Prices
' An interesting sale of Val.
and Cotton Torchons, at 5c
a yard. ( '
Val. and Cotton Filet
Laces, 10c a yard. v
A large selection of Laces
suitable for trimming cami
soles. Also, fine new Net
Top Laces for 'stocks and
jabots. ' ' , ;
Main Floor ; ' ' ', '
A- - '(.
Novelties that will add much to
your spring suit or coat Small
v buttons in all-eolors fortrimming;
als& pearl buttons in all sizes. .
Saturday, a good two-hols pearl
button, 1 dozen on a card, 5c card.
. Notion Section , .
Leather Goods '
For Spring ,
Washable leathers, in
white, ivory and 'gray,
$2.25 a pair.
In White, Newport, Put
ty and Smyrna, $1.75 pr.
We Specialize in ,
A sale, Saturday, of black and
white silk hose, out or regular
sizes, $1.19 a pair.
Pure thread silk hose with lisle
tops and soles, in white, black and
colors, $1.25 a pair, v
Pure thread silk hose with lisle ,
lined tops, in black, white, and col
' ora, $1.75 a pair.
A new line of very at
tractive new cards, finely
Art Needlework Section
Third Floor ,
McCall and Ladies
: Home Journal
A Lot of Good News for Saturday
With Confidence Thompon, Bldn & Co.
;' ' " ? Present Saturday
Their: Complete Showings
of Springtime Apparel
Distinctive, CarefuHy Choten Fashions tor
Women of Discrimination in Dree Are
Now Presented for Viewing '
SUITS in Sports and Tailored Models
$25, $35, $45, upwards to $425
COATS in Novel Styles arid Colorings
$16.80, $25, $35, upwards to $5
DRESSES in loveliest Spring Silks, from
$25, $35, $45, upwards to $75
SKIRTS for Sports, Street, and Dress Wear
i $11.75, $12.50, $15, upwards to $35
Thompson-Belden Quality -Silks
, Famous for Thirty Years
For Spring: New Colors, New
Weaves, both Plain and Fancy
All-Lovely. ' ,
Beldini's Guaranteed Taf
feta in twenty-five new Spring
Shades. New Weaves for Spring
Coats just in all the wanted
colors. '. ' t '
Haskell's Famous Black Silks
The only store in Omaha to
sell them. , '
If you are interested in Black
Silks you can't do better even
as well-rno matter how far you
Haskell's are America's most
beautiful and serviceable Black
Spring Weaves are now dis
Silhe South Aisle Main Floor
in Many Styles
trimmed in 'a simple man
: ner or elaborately - edged
with lace'and embroidery,
sr incrustations of lace, as
Your selection can be
made from a large variety
of perfectly fitting styles.
A beautiful Lace Trim
med Brassiere, ' refuiarly
Will Be Sold for $1
CorMt StttioK Third Floor .
To Be Prepared for Warm Days
Choose White Fabrics Now
' ; s '- ... 1
This is the sewing season. Women find it best
to make selections now so as to be ready when
sheer dresses and blouses and undermuslins are
needed. Materials of the daintiest sort are here in "
profusion. Beautiful, soft, sheer, white fabrics for
undermuslins, priced to please, s : v
-11 .- ".'.'' " i " " - ' ;-' - ;
40-Inch Japanese Nainsooks, 30c and 35c a yard , f
, ..- : ,,( $2.50 and $3.00 if bought in 10-yard bolts.
Phantom Cloth, 40 inches yide", 35c a yard.
' ' Or $3 for a bolt of 10 yards.
36-inch -English Nainsooks, 20c, 25c, 30c a yard. .
Or $2, $2.75 and $3 in L2-yard bolts.
1 IE NH-n- nys r
. a shipment of "Jrisimed .
A Hah In Spring 5lylj,
y representative of all'
Hie new ashions, colors
and materials. '
Ij- ; Linen Section Main Floor 1 r , j aaMeaiaJama
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