SEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH SI, 1917,
08 PEACE LEAGUE
former Minnesota Governor
Explains Hopes and Methods
of the Proposed League.
EEPLIES ' TO ARGUMENTS
Seeking to answer all the principal
arguments advanced against the prac
ticability of a LcagLo to Enforce
Peace, former Governor A. O. Eber
hart of Minnesota addressed the Com
mercial club at noon.
He maintained the idea is practica
ble, that the eaguc is not an organi
zation to stop the present war, but
an organization looking toward the
prevention ot another. . s .
He .divided international questions
and controversies into two kinds
justiciable and non-justiciable.
Justiciable questions, he said, are
those which can be decided by a
court on the basis of law and evidence.
Non-justiciable, he said, are those
which are merely a question of pol
icy, like Chinese exclusion and others.
These, he said, could be referred to
a court of conciliation.
"If a nation refuses to abide by the
decision of the international courts,"
he said, "the other nations signing the
agreement would use economic pres
sure on her first, and if that was not
sufficient would bring their joint mili
tary power against her. The bringing
of economic pressure is not a new
idea it has been used many times
before." s ,
It has been held that every nation,
great or small, free or dependent,
would forever have to remain in its
present status, under the system of a
league of nations of thisjtind. Mr.
Eberhart sought to answer that argu
ment by holding that if Ireland, for
example, ever gained her freedom
from England, she would be recog
nized by the league.
The speaker read replies from many
of the European nations now engaged
in the war, showing that they were
all willing to enter into such a league.
"We have expressions from every
European nation now fighting," said
the speaker, "showing that they would
join this movement."
He assures his hearers that the
league stands unitedly with President
Wilson at this time, and has . no
nt ilniim mirtliincr in mhar.
tiiuugu. v. ..jt.....B .
rass him in any way in the present
crisis. Their work, they feel, will
dome 'immediately after the war.
Teachers at North Platte.
North Platte, Neb., March 30.
(Special.) With nearly 200 peda
gogues on hand from all parts of cen
tral and western Nebraska, the West
Central District Teachers'' association
opened its annual convention here
yesterday. The morning was spent in
visiting schools, while in the after
noon Mrs. Bradford, state superin
tendent of Colorado, addressed the
delegates. Another address by the
Colorado superintendent featured the
evening meeting. '
OMAHA OIBI.S MEMBERS OF
PHI BETA KAPPA.
MISS ANNE RUSSELL.
Architectural Art to
. Be Exhibited in Omaha
Architectural art is to be exhibited
at the Commercial club rooms some
committee has decided to stage a real
art exhibit . in the club rooms. Of
course there will not be much of
still life, with quiet pools and snowy
timbered lands, but there will be
architectural drawings. The club is
principally interested in art for what
that art means to industrial develop
ment in the city. For that reason this
art exhibit will be confined largely To
color drawings of the architectural
plans of all the buildings contem
plated for Omaha this year. The date
has not been definitely set, but the
exhibit is to be staged some time
after the middle of April, perhaps.
Two Thousand Poor Children
Will Be Rotary Club's Guests
Will M. Cressy is to Entertain
Them at Orpheum Theater
Saturday Morning at
CANDY AND FLAGS FOR ALL
Two thousand Omaha kiddies the
majority of them poor children from
charitable institutions will be the
guests of the Rotary club, the Or
pheum and Will M. Cressy, appearing
at the theater this week, at
an entertainment this morning. Mr.
Cressy, who is an honorary member
of the Memphis (Tenn.) Rotary club,
has essayed the role of official sun
shine dispenser to juvenile unfortu
nates in cities all over the United
States. His Omaha entertainment will
be one of his biggest attempts.
The special program is to start
promptly at 10:30 o'clock. Rotarians
have donated their automobiles for
the occasion and, poor children who
can't get to the theater any other way
will be conveyed there in motor cars.
Every charitable institution in the city
has been requested to furnisiljsts
Rates On Southern .
Vegetables and V
Washington, March 30. General
revision of freight rates on fruits and
vegetables from southern states to
northern and middle western markets,
in order to bring rates t. a parity
with those from other producing sec
tions, were approved today by the
Interstate . Commerce commission.
Carload and less than carload rates
on about forty-eight kinds of fruits,
melons and vegetables from every
section of the south to Kansas City,
St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincin
nati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, New
York, Philadelphia and numerous
other towns and cities are involved.
In the case of the cities mentioned,
447 rates are increased, 332 rates are
reduced and thirty-seven rates left un
changed. The commission found that most of
the railroads' proposals for readjust-
time in April. Tlje new activities f?1"1 or rates were justinea, Dut mat
were disapproved. Disapprovals in
cluded proposals to increas. rates on
potatoes from points in Arkansas,
Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas; to
increase rates on fruit from Arkansas,
Oklahoma and Missouri, and to in
crease rates on cantaloupes and musk
melons from Arkansas. Oklahoma and
Missouri, where, such rates are al
ready as high as the commission be
lieves are justified. ,
Hurt While Boarding Train.
i Edgar, Neb., March 30. (Special.)
John Hurley was severely injured
here yesterday afternoon. He at
tempted to get on a freight-car while
fIf.fI6-4IS SOUTH fig 'Sfi
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These rockers were constructed
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The prices save you nearly 60
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With arms $5.75 and $7.75
Smokeless Oil Heaters
When the house is chilly these
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A well made sweeper that
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Rag Rugs The largest stock in the city, in all sizes and col
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and pink or yellow and pink. Prices
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) Saving You About ONE-THIRD '
Lace Nets At reduced prices white or ecru
lOe, 12c, 18c, 25c, 35c, 55e
Voiles and Marquisette White, ivory or
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T)eetiT-For upholstering purposes
$1.95, $3.00, $3.95, $4.50, $10.00.
Cretonnes In every conceivable color effect
18c, 23c, 32c, 38c, 48c, 60c per yard
Drapery MaterieU In blue, green, brown, rose,
36 and 60 inches wide, per yard
45c, 65c, 75c,- $1.10
Silkolines For comfortables, at 14c per yard.
of children who would like to gu to
the Orpheum Saturday morning as
the guests of Mr. Lressy and the
Elaborate plans have been made by
Dan A. Johnson, secretary of the
Rotary club, to make the sunshine
party a gala day in the lives of Oma
ha's poor children. The Rotary club
will present each boy and girl with
an American flag and the O'Brien
Candy company will distribute boxes
of candy to all of the juvenile guests.
The Orpheum orchestra has donated
its services for the morning and
will help in spreading the sunshine.
Boy Scouts will "police" the inte
rior of the theater and maintain or
der among the youthful unfortunates.
Policemen will keep the youngsters
from storming the theater before the
appointed hour. Moving pictures of
the swarm of children are to be taken
and shown at(the evening perform
ance of the Orpheum.
Mr. Cressy will give a stereopticon
talk, showing how the kiddies of
other lands amuse themselves and
bring sunshine into their lives. Every
poor boy and girl in Omaha is wel
come to the Rotary-Cressy-Orpheum
the train was moving and fell under
the edge of the car. One wheel struck
his left shoulder blade, fracturing it
and knocking him out from under the
car. He was a vendor of court plaster
and spectacles. The city authorities
will look after him.
Cy Once More Hits .300
In Matrimonial League
"Cy" Forsythe is again batting .300
in the matrimonial league.
For a while it looked as if his do
mestic slugging average was due for
a decided slump, but certain things
have happened recently.
On February 3 his wife, Minnie
Forsythe, brought suit in district
court asking a divorce from the
Omaha base ball player, alleging that
"Cy," named in the petition as Frank,
hail been extremely cruel to her. And
that was not all. She further al
leged that "his cruel and inhuman
conduct had humiliated her, causing
her great mental pain and anguish.
As a parting shot she petitioned that
he had only partially supported her,
notwithstanding the fact that his
prowess with the willow earned him
about 250 iron men a month.
When the divorce suit came up
for hearing in Judge Hay's court it
was dismissed by Mrs. Forsythe. Ru
mor has it that a reconciliation was
effected on the eve of the base ball
Park School Pupils to
- Show Work at Exhibit
Park school will have the honor of
sending an entire collection of posters
of the Eighth B room to the national
exhibit of drawing and manual train
ing work to be held at Lincoln dur
ing the first week of May. .
In making the selections for tru:
Omaha section at the exhibit the
drawing supervisor was impressed
with the unusual merit of the poster
work at Park school and advised
Miss Clara B. Mason, principal, that
her school would be in evidence.
As Schools Close
, For Vacation Week
Patriotic sccucs at Dundee school
Friday afternoon were typical of. the
demonstrations in all of the schools,
although it seemed that the boys and
girls of this school were unusually
enthusiastic. Boy Ssouts filled the
spring air with sounds of fife and
drum and many flags filled windows
and other spaces.
The closing of schools this after
noon for the spring vacation of one
week was made an occasion for city
wide patriotic programs, which in
cluded recitation of "Your Flag and
My Flag" and Lincoln s Gettysburg
The youngsters of Kelloin school
gave evidence of whistling talent.
From kindergarten to eighth grade in
all schools the boys and girls were
impressed by song ant! story with the
meaning of the flag.
At Franklin! school Principal Ann
Hutchins went from room to room
and asked the children if they were
French or Swedish or some other
They answered, "No, ma'm." And
when she asked them if they were
Americans they all replied, "Yes.
Young Man Shoots jelf.
Geneva. Neb., March 30. (Special.)
Gerald, the 17-year-old son of H. A.
Warner of Chelsea township, com
mitted suicide by shooting. He had
been in poor health for years.
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material for building the
human body. A perfect food
for growing youngsters.
Its crispness encourages
thorough chewing which
develops sound teeth and
healthy gums. Children like
it and thrive on it. It is
ready-cooked and ready-to
eat For breakfast or any
meal with milk or cream.
' Made at Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Growing Up and
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.WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas.
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