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Omaha Daily Bee ' Use the telephone for BEE WANT-ADS Telephone Tyler 1000 Easiest Way VOL. XLVI. NO. 243. OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1917. -FOURTEEN PAGES. Z&SA. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS; THE WEATHER Fair MORE GUARDS ARE CALLED INTO FEDERALSERVICE Four Additional Regiments in Eastern States Will Once More Go ' Into Serv ice of Uncle Sam. I. W. W. MEMBERS FINED Men Who Try, to Prevent Re cruiting at Kansas City Nearly Start Riot. MANY SIGN NAVY ROLLS. BULLETIN. Washington, March 28. Orders were issued today by the War depart ment calling all National Guard units which have been partially demobilized back into the federal service. The order aDnlies also to troops de mobilized within the last few days which the department understood to still be in the federal service when its previous orders were issued. These are about six regiments in this class which will be mobilized agam.- Wa&hington, March 26. Four addi tional regiments of the National Guard were called into the federal service today by the War depart ment They are the first west Vir ginia. Seventv-fourth New York, Sec ond Connecticut and Second New lersev infantrv reeiments. More than 3,000 letters from per sons who wish to serve tne leaerai government in the present emergency i i: 1 l, . .' . . ,4 in muusiruu imc. nave uccii titiv.u by the civil service commission m re SDonse to its recent appeal for work ers. AH trades and professions are represented and many sacrifices are proposed by tne writers to aia me nation. Commission officials today called upon heads of American universities and colleges to permit senior techni cal and scientific students to receive diplomas at once so the government, if necessary, may quickly obtain their services. Near Riot in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., March 28. Sev enteen members of the Industrial Workers of the World were .fined $100 and $200 each in the municipal court (today, but stays of execution were ordered provided they would leave the city. T"he men were arrest ed last night, following a clash be " tween several of them and a recruit ing detail f the Third Missouri in fantrv. which had become incensed at anti-enlistment speeches and lit- . - wature .attriDutp o. xq some oi me organization leaders. In fining them Judge Coon said there was no room in Kansas City for men who did not stand behind the army in the present crisis. - ' Many Enlist in Navy. Recruits for the navy are being re ceived at the naval enlisting office here in numbers never exceeded be fore, attaches of the office said today. A much larger per cent are being ac- cepted than normally. "Usually only about 25 or 30 per cent of the men offering themselves can pass the examination," an at tache of the office said. "Now, how ever, nearly 80 per cent of them are being accepted." - The explanation given was that the call for possible active duty was attracting "a high type of men." Eight women who yesterday vol unteered to aid Lieutenant H. V. McCabc, in charge of the offices here, today took up special duties in connection witli recruiting. . . Carl R. Wheeler, who applied for enlistment with the Third Missouri infantry today, was found to be one inch short of the 'required five-feet four-inch regulation. To remedy the defect a half dozen, guardsmen mas saged fi'nd rolled the applicant for an hour, when he was again brought be fore the examining physician and was accepted. Wheeler's stature was said to have been decreased as a re sult of carrying sacks of cement. Says Workmen Are Patriotic. New Ybrki March 28. Official ap peals, to organized labor to join in H'ontlmieri on I'nice Two, Column Three), The Weather Brtr'N'ohTrtRka-1 Fair. Temperature! at Omaha Yesterday. Hour. Deg. 5 a. ,m 39 ,t a. m.. ,K S8 7 a. m. X a. m. 9 a. m ..... 47 in a. m. 62 11 a. in ufi IS m ... &9 f 1 p. m,ts 61 " 2 i. m...t 2 3 p. m &i '4 p. m 69 6 p. m 57 6 p. m BS 7 p. in 63 8 p. m 60 Comparative Local Bccord, , 1917. 1916. 1S1B. 114. Itirlipst yenterday.... 62 - 61 42 90 Uwwt yen tenia?.,. 31 31 30 4 tan temperature.,.. CO 64 88 . 62 Precipitation 00 .00 .00 ,39 Temperature and precipitation departurea from the normal: Normal temperature.. , ,, Kxi'i'KM for th day .,, Total 6ccn tine March 1..... No-mat precipitation. IVfieiem-y for tlie day.... , Total rainfall ulnre March 1.,,. Rxrri in co March 1 IWlrTenfy for cor. period. 191 42 .t...... $ 46 .06 Inch ; .06 Inch 1.36inchM .16 Inch .86 inch Ksccra for cor. period, 191&..,., ,47 inch Jteporta From Station! at 7 P. K. Station and Rtate Temp. High- Rain or weainer, i p. m. Pheyrnn. clear. . , '. . . . , 6tf Davenport, cloudy...... 62 Denver, clear. 92 )m MoinpK, pt. cloudy., 64 Dmlq-ti city, clear., .... 70- I a nd fir, pt. cloudy 68 North Platte, clear 69 thnaha, clear 63 u'h)o, clear 72 Rapid City, cloudy 118 Bait Lake City, pt. cldy. 94 Hanta Ft, clear.. 40 flhertdan. clear 36 Hloux city. pt. cloudy., 4 Yakiltlne, clear 42 rut. fall. 6 .110 fit . t) 70 .pa M - .00 7S .00 0 ' - ' .00 66 ,00 92 .09 74 .00 48 .00 66 .00 92 .09 39 T 54 ,00 62 .00 T Indicate traca of precipitation. L. A. WELSH, Metooroloflit BRITISH WOMEN TO BE GIVEN BALLOT Premier Lloyd George Makes Declaration in Commons ' in Favor of Suffrage. ASQUITH CHANGES VIEWS London, March 28. Premier Lloyd George made a declaration in the House of Commons today in favor of woman suffrage. The premier said he welcomed the' recommendation in favor of woman suffrage which was made in the program for electoral reform moved today by former Pre mier Asquithi The other reform measures also were approved by the premier, who said that in the opinion of the gov ernment it would be a national waste if. the results of the conference at which the reforms were outlined should be thrown away. He favored a generous extension of the electoral franchise by reducing to three months the period for qualifying for voting1 and besides assuring the qualihcation ot every soldier and sailor. Asquith Changes Views. Former Premier Asquith' said in the House of. Commons today that the house would not be unprepared to hear that he and other members no longer regarded the question of wo man suffrage from the standpoint they occupied before the war. Mr. Asquith made this statement in mov ing the adoption of a plan for elec toral reform. . Mr. Asquith said his opposition to woman suffrage always had been based solely on considerations of pub lic expediency. The. women had now worked out their own salvation. The war could not be carried on without them. What moved him especially, he added,' was the problem of recon struction after the war. He consid ered it to be a neither just nor ex pedient to withhold from women the power or the right to make their votes neara directly. The fact that for three vears there had been no recurrence of the "de testable campaign which had dis figured our oublic life." said Mr. As quith, would make it impossible for any one to say that in changing their position in regard to suffrage he and his associates -had yielded to force what they had refused to yield to ar guments. With the exception of the actual bearing of arms in the field there was hardly a service which had contributed to maintenance of the cause of the allies in which women had not been as active and efficient as men. New Problems to Solve. Wherever one turned miaht be seemvomen, who, without detriment to the prerogatives of their sex, were performing work which three years ago would have been -regarded as tailing exclusively within the prov ince of men. After the war questions would arise with regard to women's labor actions and activities in which the women must have a voice. Mr. Asquith also suonorted stronclv the other proposals for electoral fe form and expressed the opinion that the recommendation that all elec tions should take place on one day dealt with one of the greatest reforms which could be introduced. He un derstood that -the life of Parliament would be extended further until the end of November and hoped that a new register on the lines ot the re forms suggested would be readv. should an election be necessary at that time. Hitchcock Tells , Wilson 4the West , Agaja&t War Move ..(.p-rom a'lfc)u'(rriirrespomlentj) , -.Washington, JJarch 28. (Special Telfcgram.) Senator Hitchcock while iif conference.with President Wilson today as second member on the com mittee of foreign relations told the chief executive that the middle west is not anxious for a declaration of war. He told the president that he was in favor of the continuation of armed neutrality. "I have taken a conservative view as to what should be, done in this situation," said Sena tor Hitchcock. "The peace sentiment in the middle west is strong. I have believed a policy of armed neutrality is the wise policy for the time. Under this we could continue our prepara tions just as we are doing. "Later on at any time necessary we could' take such further action in recognizing a sate of war or declar ing war as rmgnt be necessary. Our Country's Flag Flags! Flags!! Flags!!! Specially designed, printed in correct colors, on heavy enamel paper to be cut out and pasted on the window pane. Size 17x24 inches. . Get them at The Bee office. Two flags for this Coupon and 5 cents by ,mait 2 cents extra." , i . v Put One in Every Window. WHEAT CROP OF NEBRASKA HANGS IN THE BALANCE University Experts, farmers and Grain Men Hold Meet ing and Discuss Condi tions in the State. MUCH DAMAGE REPORTED Steps Taken to Get Spring Wheat for Reseeding Where Plant Is Winter Killed. MORE CORN TO BE PLANTED TO SECURE SPRING WHEAT. A committee of the Omaha Grain Exchange will be charged with the duty of securing . such spring wheat as may be available, starting for the most promising sources of supply at once. All transportation lines pledge prompt uninterrupted' service for any shipments of spring wheat sought to be moved from such sources. Farmers wanting spring wheat, communicate with secretary of Omaha Grain exchange. Wheat will be furnished at cost, approxi mately at $2.50 per bushel in car lots f. o. b. Omaha. The University of Nebraska will co-operate in giving out in formation in regard to re-seeding of damaged fields. The foregoing was the result of a meeting of soil experts of the Uni versity of Nebraska, Nebraska farm ers, Omaha grain men, railroad offi cials and bankers held at the Omaha Grain exchange yesterday afternoon, called for the purpose of considering the wheat crop conditions in the state. The Omaha meeting was' attended by 200 prominenf business men and farmers and was presided over by F. L. Haller, who spoke of the outlook for winter wheat, asserting that from what information he could gather the plant, especially through the South Platte- country, had been seriously damaged. He urged quick action and co-operation , with the farmers-'in their efforts to re-seed their fields. Conditions Are Bad. Chancellor Avery of the Nebraska University asserted that conditions in the South Platte country are very bad. so far as the winter wheat is concerned, and . that unless speedy action is taken the outlook for a wheat crop this season is very bad. jHe asserted that the university stands reaay 10 ao cveryming in us power to co-operate with the farmers in aid ing them to get in a crop to take the place of the wheit that is badly damaged 6r is a total loss. He knew that the farmers would welcome sug gestions, if wisely made. . Professor Burr of the university told of having visited numerous fields of the state experimental stations and his estimate that the damage to the wheat, by reason of weather and cli matic conditions, would be 50 to 80 per cent. The area where the damage is the greatest, he said, is through the southern counties of the state and east of Holdrege, in some instances extending as far north as a line drawn through Central City. Many Fields Dead. The professor told of examining fields between Omaha and Lincoln and in many of them the winter wheat was all dead, while in others it would run close to 90 per cent. Professor Burr contended that if weather ;conditions continued favor able spring wheat could be sown, but his judgment was that there is but little available in the state. , He thought com could be planted and that the profit would be large, as everything points to the prices con tinuing high. Dean Burnett of the university thought that a crop of spring wheat could be sown with good results if seed could be secured quickly, but ad vised against sowing much after the first week in Aril, especially in the southern part of the state. Shortage of Horses. Prof. Chase told of having visited a large number of winter wheat fields and that in most of them the wheat plants failed to show any signs of life. He advised planting to other crops, but contended that the lack of power was the obstacle that confronted the (Cnttnntd on fuo Io, Column Two.) f PBfllf ortME-f!xv! VV:i I f 1 - RO" ' v RUM i OUT IK r-NT -r ' STrT - or rt otfc. r , l . -i-i fSJS"- ' . lifilfite',-. hvs broken ' 'mwk ' FRENCH ADVANCE DDRING THE NIGHT i . Paris War Office Reports Cap ture of Important Positions . North of Ailette River, GERMANS TAKE TRENCHES Paris, March 28. Heavy artillery fighting between the French and Ger mans took place today .on the Essigny-Benay front. The Germans delivered strong attack in the, Chaitifaigne-region,- gaining a foot hold in the French first line, but, ac cording to the official communication tonight, all their attempts .against Maisons De Champagne wert . de feated with sanguinary losses. , London, March 28. British cavalry today captured the villages of 'Y'llers Faucon -and Saulcourt, north of Roisel,. and also to the north of this region took . Terrain from the, Ger mans at two points. on the Boignes Lagnicourt road and south and west of Croisilles, according to the official communication issued tonight. 1 Berlin, March 28. By Wirekss to Savville. An engagement with the British today near Croissilles north east ot Bapaume resulted tavorably to the Germans, army headquarters an nounced in. tonight's supplementary report. Paris, March 28. The advance of the French in the region north of Soissons was continued during the night. Progress .was made north of the Ailette riverf and east ot the Leuilly-Neuville-Sur-Margival line. where important positions were cap tured. - These gains are recorded in to day's official report, which also indi cates unusual activity further east. The artillery of both the French and Germans kepmp a violent fire yester day and during the night on the front between Butte Du Me.mil and Mais ons de Champagne. Heavy artillery fighting is in progress tn the region east of the lower forest of Coucy. J he statement follows: "Between the Somme and the Oise and south of the Oise there were no important events during the night. The artillery fighting was rather heavy in the region east of the lower forest of Coucy. North of the Ail lette we made further progress, and also in the sector east of the line of Leuilly-Neuville-Sur-Margival, where we captured several important points ot support. I "In the region of Rheit.s we made : a surprise attack east of Neuville, taking prisoners. Ir. the Champagne , late yesterday and during the night ! the artillery fighting became violent, ' especially iii the region of Butte Du I Mesnil and Maisons de Champagne. ! French Attack Fails. J Berlin, March 28. (By Wireless tc Sayville.) A French attack on the ! west bank of the Oise near La Fere j failed yesterday with heavy losses, tne war , omce announces, trench trenches in the Champagne south of Ripont were captured by the Ger mans. - j . , The statement follows: " "Western front With the majority of the armies the day pissed quiet ly. In the district on both sides of the Somme and the Oise there were only minor engagements. The suc cessful mannerin which our troops there are accomplishing their task is illustrated by the fact that in the field of the engagement of March 26 between Lagnicourt and Morchics about 1,000 British dead were counted. "In the Champagne some French tr;nch-s south of Ripont were cap tured. There and in enterprises south of Saint Souplet and near Tahure 300 French were taken prisoners and several tnarllinp criin lirwl min. thrnur. i er captured." "What Might Have Happened" Many Bills Die As House Turns To Senate Files (From a Staff Corroipondent.) Lincoln. March 28. (Special.) One hundred and fifteen house bills left on the general file died in the lower branch of the legislature at noon today, under a motion adopted last wt?K, and henceforth the sifting committee will consider none but sen ate bills. The committee made its last report on house bills an hour before noon, bringing out a dozen or more, which were thus matched from the jovt-a: 6f death:- ; 1 . . : Mr. McAllister got his wjter power franchise bill raised and Mr. Neff pulled his'bridgcand Culvert measure out. Others-were lost. ' Among the "bills which the sifting committee reported for consideration B ere the following: :.. RuUtllng- nd lo.n .ntoH.tlons .flowed to lonn to a lnkl. bnrrowfir. Hfat centorahlp of movliut picturM, SMto auditor to . ox.itnlne account, of county officer, upnn rooueat of county board or 10 oar cent petition of taxpayera. ' Don-taa ot la to IS a year, proreeda to he need in relmburatnff own.ra of llva atock hilled by doga. or wolvea. i . uivini local teiepnona .icnansea a larsar ahar. of toll rev.nu.. iMiprleonnient of from twenty year, to life' for robbery committed fnalde a building with the uae of a deadly weapon. &!raet railway oompanlea In Omaha to pave between and nulaldo tbelr track. Neff flagpole bill. Applications for , Millions Made for , Loans on Farms Four recommendations for appoint ment of four appraisers of the Fed eral Land bank of Omaha for Ne braska and South Dakota were last night wired to Washington, after the directors of the banlt had considered them during the day along with going over some otker routine business. The directors spent part of the day looking for a permanent location for the institution. The inspected quar ters in the new Fitt National bank building, the Woodmen of the World building and the National Fidelity and Casualty building, but no definite decision was reached. , The total amount of loans applied lor to date is $4,946,640. Twenty Miners Overcome . By Fumes of Explosion Salt Lake City, Utah, March 28. Twenty miners were overcome and 450 men were thrown out of work as the result of a fire in the Bingham copper mine at Bingham last night. Spontaneous combustion is believed to have been the cause of the blaze. The damage is estimated at $20,0(10 and ten weeks will be required, it is said, to briug the mine to normal working conditions. England Will Import Farmers And Farm Tractors from U. 5. ,1 (Correapondence of Th Aaaoclated Pfeaa.) London, March 18.Five thou sand skilled American farmers of English soil would go a long way toward combating Germany's plan to starve us into submission through its submaiincs," Sir Arthur Lee, head of the newly formed food production de partment, told the Associated Press correspondent. "I told you recently," Sir Arthur continued, "that we in tended to bring from America some 2.000 tractor plows for night plowing. We need the skilled American farm ers to supplement them." , Sir Arthur knows America. He married an ' American, Miss Ruth Moore, daughter of J. G. Moore of New York, and he has spent many years in the United States, having been British military attache with the United States army during the Spanish-American war and later military attache -IT the British embassy at Washington. Sir Arthur is charged WOULD BUY PART OF . DESIRED LAND Special Investigating; Commit tee Recommends Out in the Norfolk Appropriation. ADD LANCASTER JUDGE , (Ktom a Blafr Cofreepondent.) . . Lincoln, March 28. (Special.)-r-In vestigation of lands for" sale needed for the Norfolk insane asylumvmade by Representatives Regan and Hughes and for-which an appropriation was voted of $31,400 by the house,; has resulted in a report by them that. only fifty-seven acres could be used by the state 'to advantage. . J hey recom mended that the appropriation be cut down to jist sufficient to cover the cost of the fifty-seven acres, which would be $12,000. - A bill providing foranother district judge for Lancaster county, making the number four, was sent to the sift-. ing hie ot.tlie house this morning with another raising the municipal taxing limit in Lincoln from $365,000' to $450,000. , ! Only fifteen votes were cast against the Fox bill coming from the senate reorganizing the state health, depart ment. The bill was slightly amended, so will go to a conference committee. The following other bills passed the lower chamber: . Authorletng the raltwar eommlaalon to order rallroada to funilah mora motlv. power ami car equipment for paaaenler and freight traffic. - - Jlng cholera .arum regulation act, to tak. place of ml atalula declared UDConetltu tlnnal. . Public garage. to keep record, of auto mobile nuinbera and ownera, la order to expedite detection of thefte, 1'eacH.ra' Inatftutaa to b. held In the fall, 'with no deductloa of pay for tcaoher. at tending. Shipping crate, for poultry to.b. of ha- mane conatruotlon. Baldwin Named Adjutant General of Colorado Denver. March 28. The appoint ment of Brigadier General Frank D, Baldwin, U. A., retired, as adjutant general of the Colorado National Guard, effective April 1, was an nounced by Gfvernor Julius C. Gun ter today in his program for prepar ing the National Guard for war. The appointment of General Baldwin was made possible by a special act passed at the recent session of the legisla ture. Governor Guntcr plant to fill im mediately the ranks of the National Guard units to authorized war strength. A home guard, to be called only in cast of actual hostilities, also is considered. General Baldwin is expected to ar rive in Denver this week from Loi Angeles. 7 with the task of making every avail able foot of soil produce its maximum amofnit of food. "I have great respect for the abil ity of the American farmer," said Sir Arthur. "I have seen him at work and I know that everything he does spells efficiency. That is why we would like to have so many of them in the present crisis." Sir Arthur laid the introduction of the American tractors on the large scale, contemplated would also wit ness the more universal employment of women on the land. "I hope to see," he said, "as many of our women cultivating the soil as I saw French womenjou the land of glorious France during one of my recent visits. There I saw nothing but women. They were everywhere. The picture spoke volumes for France's efforts. Our women are just as patriotic .and will fill the gaps on the land if only they are shown the way." s SENATORS AGREE TO WET CLAUSES IN BONE DRY BILL Measure Recommended to Pass After Another Day of Bitter Debate in the Upper . Chamber. DRY CONCESSIONS REFUSES Offers to Give ' Unlimited , Amount of Liquor in Homes Voted Down. - - LINEUP STAYS UNCHANGED (Prom a Staff Correapondent,)i Lincoln, , March 28. (Special.) "Crucifixion of the democratic party upon a beer keg" is the way Lieutenant-Governor Howard looks at the action of democratic senators after the senate today had spent all of the session in an effort to bring some thing out of the chaotic condition in which the dry bill finds itself after the fight of yesterday. . The bill was amended in conformity with the policy indicated on Tuesday and in this form recommended to pass, 18 to 15, Howell and Albert vot ing with the drys. ' 1 . The amendment, provide that a limited amount of liquor may be kept in the hony, that the saloons shall have a period of grace-in which to dispose of their stock, that the owner of a building shall not be held liable if the lessee violates the liquor law and that the individual, may make his own wine. The session displayed a brand of vaudeville in its most aggravated form. The senators locked horns and charged each other with acts which it took apologies afterward to set right. Coming back from theis de feat of yesterday, the dry bunch wero prepared to put the wet fellows in a hole if they, could and attempt after attempt was made to split up the , majority vote, luit to no avail. Drys Make Concessions. It was evident from the start that the drys. recognized that they were beaten arid determined to fight to the last. ' Taking a back somersault from their stand yesterday for a bone-dry condition, they offered first an amend ment, allowing each .individual in his home a quart of liquor. The wets refused and voted solidly to defeat the amendment. Then another was sent up by McMullea, allowing five gallins "in the home, arid this, too, went down 'to., defeat; i. '.Then he sent up his third ' attempt, - making the . amount ten gallons, 1mF this too' failed, h' wets seemingly being de- . terniined to be consistent, in .their stand even jf the drys had receded from,' the principle'they were, so anx ious to carry out yesterday. . Only one vote was taken and that was oil an amendment-Id section regulating the- shipments of liquor, and this carried -by the-same old vote of 19 wets to 14 drys. ' . ' , "How much liquor , do. you want; you name at," Senator Sandalt asked,. ; ' ; - Principle at Issue. : Senator Albert explained1 that it -was hot a question of quantity, but a . question ot principle tne ngnt ot tne legislature to say what any man shall have in his own home. "Let's go ahead and have air the amendments crammed down . our necks at once; why prolong the agony," said Senator Oberlies of Lan caster. These amendments leave no more chance of catching the boot legger than has a dog with tallo ' legs of catching an asbestos cat in Hades." . Referrinp; to allusions made Tues day against being swamped by. gallery applause, he declared that the gallery -was the master and the senate the (Gontlaned an Pag. KloTni, Column Tare..) ThreeKUled When Fast rain Strikes Automobile in Iowa Fairfield, la.. March 28. Three were killed and two injured when a fast passenger tr..in on the Burlington hit an automobile at the Jughth street grade crossing here this afternoon. the dead; C. C. CAR1 ased l. O. C. WOLI.ETT, aged . . KARL i HODUSN, axed 10. Injured; , C. W. Hotliren. aeeS SI. Cat Howell, ased SO. The men wero on their way to" the country to work, and because"' of buildings and box cars near, the tract did not see the approaching - train until they were twenty-five feet away. They applied the brakes, but the car slid onto the track and the train hit toe rear of the automobile. Young ' Hodgen was thrown eighty feet and was probably dead before he struck the ground. The increase in value of real estate holdings in a growing; city is almost un believable. - ' ' ' '' " ' ' ;' .::....: :: Put your savings to work by applying them on the purchase price oi a home, lot or Investment. - '. Read the bargains in to day's Want. Ad columns.