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THE OMAHA SUNDAY '' BEE : APRIL 29, 1917-
2 A GONSCRIPTIOH IS . -: VOTED IN HOUSE Volunteer Amendment Beject ed by Big Majority in LowerChamber. MANN WITTHZ PRESIDENT Continued From I'M Om.) tnd alio hit amendment to permit Co snel Roosevelt to raise tour am- iiom of volunteer! for immediate service abroad. Senator Hardin aaid the amend' ment was not to be misconstrued as inimical to the general conscription which he endorsed. "It does not underestimate the lm. pressiveness of our deliberate prep. , aration of an armr of 1.000.000 men." he said, "while lavinar the foundation of 10,000,000 more if need be, to say that an immediate torce ot American volunteers would put new life in every allied trench and a new glow in every allied campfire on every battle front Ml HWCM J . Lodge Favors Amendment Senator Lodge spoke at length In its favor, "I can see no reason why men over 25, who earnestly desire to fight for their country in France, it physically fit should not be permitted to offer their lives if they want to. It cannot injure the principle of univer sal compulsory service, said Senator Lodge. Senator . Stone of Missouri sua gested that former Governor Sulier of New York also desired to raise a division. "If any man by bis own personal influence or weight in hia community can raise a division under this amend ment," Senator Lodge replied, "1 shall be glad to see him do it." Million Traitors in United States.' "' Registering hit approval of con- , scription, Senator Williams of Mis sissippi said he favored it for one reason; because it will "weed out loyal and disloyal Americans." "There are 1,000,000 traitors In America, including a 'considerable number of German spies," he said. "I want to weed out that element If they resist the draft they will be t interned. This conscription will ' separate the loyal and disloyal Amer. icans.".- . ' Llauor Amendment Carried. . By a vote of 45 to 43 the senate adopted an amendment to the. army bill by Senator Underwood to make it unlawful to sell or give liquor to any member of congress. Me con tended that there should be no dis crimination and that congressmen should come in the same category as soldiers. , ' . After Senator Underwood's amend ment was adopted, Senator Pittman offered, an amendment to include the prohibition to "any other officer, em- . ploye or representative of the gov ernment" Senator Brandegee, republican,' of Connecticut, proposed that the ''dry" 'restriction be extended to all mem bers of the executive and judicial de partments, layiagfn'. i tV? . "I think government activities ought to be administered without dis crimination. Now that the senate has seen fit to erect a palladium over our heads .against the powers which we are supposed ui oe 100 iceuic 10 ; resist it should be extended to all other officials who hive to do with prosecuting the war.",; j The amendment was beaten. ' .'. "' ' A substitute amendment by, Sena tor Harding authorising the president to make regulations regarding sale of liquor to the armed forces and prohibiting its sate at army posts and training camps was adopted, 51 to X. It also prohibits sale to mem bers of the army while in uniform only and, takes the place of all the other prohibition amendments previ ously adopted. After a long, discussion the senate changed the maximum age of those subject to the draft from 25, as it was in the War department bill, to . 27. ,' All efforts to reconsider prev ious action fixing the minimum at 21 were defeated. Costs Two Millions More to Run the State - ; ' (From a atari Correspondent.) Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) Ap propriations ' of the legislature amounted to $9,715,888.68, according to figures prepared by State Auditor Smith today. r. Of this amount, $4,980,088.68 will come from the general fund and H 735300 will be raised by special levies. The state must expend nearly $2,000,000 more, which will come in from several sources, including gov ernment aid and like funds. Last biennium this amounted to $1,885,613 and probably vary only slightly the coming biennium. Counting this sum the same for the coming biennium, the state in the next two years will pay out $11,401,501.68 as against $9,169,314, with two years just elapsed, an increase of $2,232, 187.68.. State Engineer Busy Gauging Western Rivers (From a atari CorripoadnL) . Lincoln, April 28. (Specials State Engineer Johnson has begun the work of gauging the rivers of the western part of the state, working in conjunction with the federal reclama tion service. This is something new and serves to give the department a correct idea of the amount of water the streams carry at all times oi the year, the capacity of the irrigation ditches and the amount which can be saved by systematic conservation of the spring overflow. The last legislature provided a fund of $6,000 for the biennium for the pur pose of carrying on this work and two men will be engaged in making the. tests during the next six months. No- More Spoiled Beans' To Come From One Firm ' (Fran a atari Oomapmaut.) Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) Finis has been written in a series of prose cutions in connection with the "bean scandal," in which an Omaha firm was discovered to be shipping in beans of a poor quality to tins state, tne state pure food commissioner says. The state department has been no tified tint the Union Packing com pany ha agreed to take all the beans condemned, amounting to several 1 1. J f 1 . 1 . - : tfl Veteran Railroad Attend Pensioners Convention At the fourth annual meeting of the Union Pacific .Mutual Pensioners' association,- to be held in the .company headquarters building Tuesday, it is expected that of the 400 members at least 200 will be in attendance. While the majority of these men reside in or near Omaha, there will be a large rep resentation from Nebraska and states through which the Union Pacific op erates. In addition, these pensioners will be here from nearly every state in the west. Among the pensioners who will at tend the Omaha meeting will be Thomas O'Donnell, one of the few men now living who was present at the ceremonies attending the driving 0' the golden spike at Promontory Point, Utah. May 10, 1869, an event that marked the completion of the first tranacontental line of railroad across the Rocky mountains. Mr. O Donnell first went to worlc for the Union Pacific as a tracklayer, Anril 10. 1867. the end of the line at that time being at North Platte. He continued as a track layer until the road was finished and the spike was driven at Promontory which joined the Union Pacific and the Central Pa cific. After the line had been complet ed, he continued work a a car re pairer until July, 1916, when h was retired on pension. He is 71 years old and now living at 1735 South Elev enth street, Omaha. Mrs. O'Donnell ii still living. ' PHYSICIAN ORDERED INTERNEDJOR WAR Dr.' William von M. Gerard of Cedar Rapids Held Sui , plcioui Character, FOE TIME SEEVED IN ARMY (Prom a Start Correspondent) Des Moines, Is., April 28. (Special Telegram.) Dr. William von Meyer Gerard of Cedar Rapids, arrested last week on suspicion of being a Ger man spy, has been ordered Interned during .the war, He went to the border with National Guard troops last summer as a foot doctor. He has been known to operate a wire less telegraph outfit from a window of a Dea Moines hotel. Dr. Gerard came to the United States in 1903. He became attached to the United States army, but was convicted of not properly accounting for army funds and served a year in firison. For several years he has ived In Cedar Rapids and practiced as a chiropodist. . ' . New Taxing Plan. Governor Harding yesterdsy sinned the Weaver budget bill requiring tax ing bodies to certify to the boards of supervisors the amount needed in dol lars ana cents rather .than in mills as has been the plan heretofore. This will avoid the possibility of raising mdre momiv than is necessary when property valueus are raised, as Is pos sible under the old system of certifi cation in mills. -- ' Flaw In Dry Resolution. to t r:- -t--t. f .1.. ; v. 11 . want.,,. bm ui 141c oupicmv court, has called attention to the fact that , there is a possible flaw in the constituionsl amendment resolution on prohibition as paased by the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh general assemblies. The resolution as passed provides that the new amendment shall become section 27 of article 1 ALWAYS DR. BRADBURY, Dentist ...-"- 2S Years ia Omaha. '" '.'.'' 21-22 Woodmen of the World Building. . Phone D. 1756. . 14th and Farnam Sta., Omaha. Honrs S to 6 Sundays, 10 to 12. $5" in Cash Will Place This COLUMBIA GRAFONOLA -x ,In Your Home ' f (Then convenient monthly pay menta until the purchase price of $85 U paid.) . The $85 Model of Graf onola Illustrated Possesses the exclusive features that make Columbia instruments truly instruments beyond compare. Full, clear, natural, splendid tone; the exclusive-Columbia system of tone-control; the tapered tone-arm, Columbia reproducer, and the final convenience of the automatic Columbia record ejector. See it and hear it--today. "Hearing is believing I" V . r I . Latest May Records Now On Sale, " , Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co. 131143 Farnam St, Omaha. Neb. Omaha's Leading Employe to , It was not until the early summer of 1867 that General Grenville M. Dodge finally located and staked out the right-of-way of the Union Pacific over Sherman hill. This year the Union Pacific is driving a second tun nel under the continental divide and before the summer is over will com plete the last link in the double track highway. The first railroad to build across the Rocky mountains thus also becomes the first railroad to complete a double track across the divide. of the constitution. Section 26 as it appears in official publications is the constitutional amendment relating to prohibition, which was declared in valid by tne supreme court. It has no standing so far as the courts are concerned, as there is no section 26 of the constitution and the new amendment should be 26 instead of 27. . Assistant Officials Named, Under -the new workmen's com pensation law Industrial Commis sioner A. B. Funk has named Raton Young; of Valley, Junction deputv commissioner and Charles Sherlock of Des Moines as secretary. ' Mr. Young has been in the industrial commis sioner's office as 'the chief assistant for some time. Mr. Sherlock is a young attcney who recently gradua ted from the Drake-university law school. , 1 - . Aged Pioneer Tries To Recover Property' Stolen 'by Indians Hebron, Neb, April 28. (Special.) Joseph Martin of Chester, aged 91, mad his first trip to Hebron in six years, seeking reimbursement by the ?:overnment for some property stolen rom him by Otoe and Pawnee In dians during a raid through southern Nebraska in 1859. - , In describing the raid Mr. Martin' said: "I waa living at the time on a farm on Indian creek hear Beatrice, the town being at that .time only a few cabins. One day as I was plow ing some distance from my cabin the Indians came and carried away every thing of value about the place' that they could lift. I gave the alarm and with a party of pioneers followed the Indians to a point near where Lincoln flow stands. We were then obliged to iurn dck, as we ran. out' oi pro visions." Mr. Martin also hopes to be reim bursed for a horse which John King fisher, a government scout, took from him to use following the Indiana. The animal was never returned, he said. LEADING A Pioneei in Dental Progress Dentistry that ia Ahead in all itt vital Necessities. The unapproached efficiency of Dr. Brad bury's work haa been so amply demonstrated In every line that nothing more effective than the words, Try It, can be added. If You Need ' Crown or Bridge Work Plates in Gold, Rubber or Aluminum Fillings of any kind ' Treatments of aching teeth or extracting Successful remedies for Gum Diseases ' Try Bradbury A Painless Operator. The X.Ray for Hiddesi Trouble, . n GrafonoU Store WESTERN CITIES ' .- ASK JOR JOFFRE French Commissioners Invited to Visit Many Places in 1 Country. AUTOGSAPHS WANTED ALSO Washington, April 28. The French mission has received hundreds ofr in vitations to visit cities and towns all over the country. Most of them had to be declined because of the limited time. j Many invitations came from the west It was said; however, that the mis sion had determined to go as far West as Chicago, and if there is oppor tunity .visits also may be paid St. Louis, Kansas City and New Orleans. Leading members of the commis sion tonight were the guests of honor at dinner followed by a reception at the French embassy. Sunday the entire commission will board the presidential yacht May flower and go to Mount Vernon. M. Viviani will deliver an oration at the tomb of George Washington and Marshal Joffre will place upon it a bronze palm, similar to that used to decorate, the graves of soldiers in France. Emile Hovelaoue. assistant to M. Viviani, divulged that hundreds of per sons all over the country had written and asked for autographs of the mar shal and M. Viviani. He added that "Papa" Joffre never had given an autograph in his life and could not do so now. M. Viviani, he said, was almost equally as reluctant to make himself conspicuous. xThelTho The Fabric Center for Silks, Woolens; Cottons A present much favored vogue is white Bilks. Weaves, weights, qualities adaptable to the. many de mands of milady's ward robe. A collection of ex cellent proportions, pre senting all that is desirable ' and good. ' Habutai Crepes and Satins, 36 to 40 inches wide, extra weights. A special value for $1.35 a yard. ..- White Jap Silk, '"a heavy weight, 86-inch, 85c, 98a - White Jap Silk in 27-inch width, 89c, 50c a yard. Shantung, excellent weight for separate skirts . (35 inch), $1,60, $2, $2.50, $3. Wash Satin for skirts, 86 inch, $2 and $2.25.' The same -40 inches wide, $3.50 a yard.: Every'- number is an extra value. : Many cannot ' be duplicated today. All-Linen Pattern Tabic Cloths Two Special Prices We have just opened two cases of Linens that 1 have been stored in the Omaha bonded ware house. These were purchased two years ago at 40 to 50 less than today's prices. The saving goes to you. , , , Four hundred 2x2-yard Pattern Cloths, $3.75 Three hundred 2x2-yard Pattern Cloths, $3.89 Everything for Baby Just as the wee baby is the most important member of the household, so is the: Baby Shop one of our most carefully watched de partments. It is so necessary that baby re-. , ceive the best possible start in life. - Every thing reauired for warmth and adornment is here in this lovely storehouse of baby goods. Mothers who delight in dainty garments will find it a place of exceptional .interest V And Modus Pries Always. For Infanta, Six Month, One and Two Years Dresses, Skirts, Gowns, Cashmere Sacques, long Ki monas, machine and hand made, also hand embroid ered. , Coats of cashmere, batiste, crepe de chine and .Bilk poplin, long or short styles. Wash Cornell, silk linings, in white and colors, for bon nets; also rosettes and ex-' traties Mrs. Emma Emery Dies at The Age of Eighty Years Mrs. Emma Emery, wife of Alfred Emery, died Saturday morning at her home. 811 North Twenty-ninth street, following a jtroke ot paralysis, one Vas 80 years old. . Mrs. Hmery is survived By- tnree sons, seven daughters, twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grand children. I he sons are lames ot Jeanette, Pa.; Harry of : Julesburg, Colo., and Peter of .Emerald, Neb. The daughters are Mrs. Charlotte Farrell of Phoenix. Ariz.: Mrs. Emma Sharp of Lafayette, Ind.; Mrs. Chris tina Lambert of St. Louis, Mrs. Mar garet Jacobson of Kansas, Mrs. Kate Lofthro of Malcolm, Neb.; Mrs. Lizzy Mace of St. - Paul and Mrs. Mary Hurst, 2734 Burt street, Omaha. George Emery of the Omaha police force is a grandson and Mrs. Jessie Hurst of Omaha is a granddaughter. School Credits to Boys - Who Will Work on Farms Hebron, Neb., April 28. (Special.) Believing that food production is of vital importance to the United States in the present crisis, the Hebron Board of Education has of fered school credits to students of the Hebron High school who will volunteer for work on -farms. At least half the young men of the high school, have volunteered and are now employed on various farms over the county. Dead Body of Hermit Farmer Found Near Hebron Hebron, Neb., April 28. (Special.) The body of Fred Brandon, av bachelor farmer, was found this week at his lonely, farm house six miles west of Hebron. Brandon, who had been in ill health for some time, had apparently fallen forward on his face while sitting on a chair at his home. Brandon had lived alone on his farm for thirty years. mpson Tielden Store Black Coating Silks in de sired weights and qualities. Many new Suiting Silks. One distinctive fabric is shadow-striped Satin Raye. Plain Taffetas are very good also. Suiting Silks range in price from $1.50 to $3 a yard. Have you visited the Wash. Goods Section lately? Fresh .arrivals have brought dis plays up to a state of attrac . tiveness that will interest you immensely. ; . Wash. .Flannels for" outing wear. Two-toned and self toned combinations, a new departure." They ar$ not the ordinary flannels, but are very wide and of cor. rect weight for separate 'skirts." Crocheted Moccasins of silk and wool. Kid Moccasins and Soft oie Shoes. Hand-made Bibs, plain ta ble Bibs, Pillow Slips and Sheets, singly or in matched sets. ; ?: Creeping Rompers, white and colors. Diapers, Rub ber Sheets and Quilted Pads for cribs and small beds. CHARTER CHANGES WIDE IN PURPOSE By Popular Vote City Can Take Over AH Public Utilities - and Vote Bonds. GIVES NEW POLICE STATION Amendments to Omaha's charter, passed by the Nebraska, legislature to go into immediate eqect, empower the city to condemn and take taver by a majority' vote any municipal public Utilities and give the city commission- authority to issue sewer, park and police station bonds with out the consent of the voters, i The amendment Kivintr the city power to take over the public utilities provides for a special condemnation court consisting of three destrict judges, who shall decided what price shall be paid. Bonds for this purpose may be issued by the commission. The commission also is given the right to increase sewer bonds from $200,000 to $400,000 a year during 1M7 and 1918 and , increase park bonds from $50,000 to $10,000. Permission is piven for a new issue of $100,000 to butld a new police station. Amendments in Detail. These amendments are in effect as follows. City, ubj.ot to a majority vott of th people msvy condemn anil talc ovar water work, i an, electric light and power or etraat railway utilities. A, ipeolal condemnation court, coneletlng of thraa die trie t judtei, ona a real dan t of tha Oman district, le pro vided for. This oourt mtvy summon wit nssias, taka svtdenca and daolda what prlca shall U paid. Tha city may thsreaftar abandon tha pur ohasa projsct by paying tha costs. Should tha city elact to buy at tha prlca flxad, tha utility corporation has alfhty days for ap pealing to tha district court, Notwithstand ing auch ftppaa) tha city ftiay at Ita option The Inimitable Charm of Simplicity In Apparel Modes for J Spring and Summer- . Thompson-Belden selec tions stand out for ,' their simplicity, dig nity and . distinction , . . , ; ? One views' with pleasure a costume that gives to the wearer an air of.ease and confi ' . ; dence, the poise of a well-dressed woman. "''' It is neyer achieved by bizarre designs,; freakish cut or loud colorings. Those are merely in poor taste, and noticeable for novelty. Our personal representative in New York'' City has access to the designers whose crea tions are truly meritorious. But even in . selecting from the best, from fifty offerings we choose perhaps two that are really good. The Thompson-Belden Fashion Service Is Unique in the Great Middle West. LACES From the Cheapest to the Very Finest French and English Laces In all tha popular meshss, Filet Edges and Insertions, both wide and narrow; Venlse Edges and Band ings, Linen and Cotton Torchon Laces, Valenciennes Lac and In sertions, all widths; Net Top Lace Flouncing, Net Top Lace, five to eighteen inches wide. . , ' Silk Hose That Satisfy Silk Boot Hose, black, white and colors, 69c. Silk Hose, with lisle tops and soles, $1.25. White Silk Hose, with,' a stop-run top and double soles, $1.50. Pure Thread Silk, in colors, white and black, $1.75. Toilet Articles At Small Price - - Roger and Gallet Lip Sticks, ISc Bocabello Castile Soap (large bars), C9c lergen't Violet Glycerine Soap, To Tooth Brushes, for 5c. Sachet Powder, 19c ' tsnder ha pure ha s pries and taka ovr tha, proparty, My Isaus Honda. Bonds may ba lasud for this purposs wlihout aubmlaslnn to tha votars. Tha city Is am towered to aatabilah and conduct s municipal ooal yard, MlHng (ul to the In habitants without profit. Tha city commission Is empowered to buy or condemn real aetata for parks, streets and boulevards, net exceeding 110, 0p0 in one year, and tax proparty that la benefited for portion of the aost, tha re mainder to ba met by the Iseus of bonds. General authority over atreet and public Improve men te la given tha commissioners. Including tha right to trim trees or cut weeds, and tax the ovt thereof to tha prop arty. Public comfort stations may be es tablished and bond i Issued for that pur pose, not exceeding IHO.OOO in oue year. 4nthoiized Bond Inereaso. Increase In sewer bonds is authorised from 1200,000 to $400,000 a year tn 191T and 1111. and In park bonds from '50.000 to 1100,000 a year, not limited as to time. and ons issue of 1X00,000 for a pollcs sta tion, all without a popular vote. Tne commission la empowered to approve or reject platted Additions within three mil's of thft f?ltv. savrstnt whora tha rtal Estate is located in a different county or In another city or vil ge. The bill amends sactione 4104 ana 4ios, revised statutes, and sections 4IS6, 4SV 4287, 4313, 4368, 4l8t, 4987, 430T, 4314, 1K vised statutes, and chapter To session laws of llfi. Two State Institutions Under One Management (Froin a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) The State Board of Control has con solidated the state orthorpedic hospi tal and the home for dependent chil- x dren under one management and has appointed Mrs. Benlrook, matron of the orthorpedic hospital as matron of both institutions. Sirs. Ollie Ainsler of Steplehurst, an experienced insti tution worker, will be supervisor of the consolidated institutions. Abandonment of the former policy of sending for children when com mitted to the home will be out in force and instead counties will be required to send .the children to the home, un less in special cases. Persistent Advertising Is the Road To Success. Purchases Charged Monday ' Will Appear on Your Statement of June First Sorosis Boots and Pumps A wonderful yariety of styles, shapes and colors many absolutely exclusive with Sorosis. ' ' Complete selection of High Boots, in white, gray, ivory champagne and black kid, $9 to $14. Pumps and Oxfords in all seasonable colors and new combinations, $5.50 to $9. IUV ICGU 11ICUI IU IHUIE.