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Tim (tttAITA SUNDAY BEE:. FEBRUARY 14, 1915.
INSECTS MAHf& GREAT EHEMYlS
Junes EncUud Deicribei Their
" Baregei tad Kikes Flea for
PreBermtioB of Bird Life.
HIED 13 EEEATUM OF X2TSECT
TT A "KINGTON. Feb. U,Amonf the
Kooloelfal article! In the Smithsonian
Annual Report la on on the value of
birds to man. In which th author,
Jamea Bueklend of London, makes the
astounding etatement that although man
Imagine himself the dominant power of
the earth ha la nothing of th sort, the
true lords of tha universe being th In
sects. For, although man baa attained
predominance over th moat fierce and
powerful animals and most deadly rep
tiles., he and his work would be of little
avail before an attack of Insect, which
Include a greater numtxr of specie than
all other living creature combined. Rome
O.nto c peel c hav been described, while
pmiiMr twic that number atlll remain
Th author aaye that the Incomputa
ble horde feed on nearly all living ani
mal and practically all plants, and mul
tiply Into prodigious number In an In
credibly short time. Computations ahow
that one specie developing thirteen gen
erations a rear would, If unchecked to
the twelfth generation, multiply to ten
sexMUlons of Individuals, whll a single
rlr of th well known gypsy moths. If
uncnerked, would produce In eight years
enough progeny to destroy all th follag
ef the I'nlted Ftates. . On pair of potato
bugs, be ststes, would develop un
checked (O.OOO.nno In a single season, at
hlch rat of mutlpllrstlon th potato
plant would not long survive.
laseete Urea Feeders.
According to Mr. Buckland's artlale. In
er.ts are quit as astounding In their
consuming qualities aa la their rata of
Increase: a caterpillar ats twice Its
weight In leaves a day, and. In pro por
tion, a horse would consume a ton of
Jiay In twenty-four hours. Certain flesh
eating larva consume WO times their or
iginal weight In twenty-four hours; In
this manner an Infant would devour 1.100
pounds of meat during th first day of
it life. It Is reported by a specialist
that the food taken by a silkworm In
fifty- 1 1 days equals M.MO times Ita or
iginal v.-elght. All of which facta ahow
what tremendous destruction Insects may
Through its predominating Insect diet,
and on account of Its exceedingly rapiA
digestion, the bird becomes tbs most In
dispensable balancing force of nature;
without Its assistance, roan, with bis
poieona, the weather and animals, aa
well aa the parasitic predaceOus Insects,
would be helpless. - The author then
' states how the bird la a benefit to man
In a great number of way.; In checking
Insect Invasions, In preserving foresta
and orchards; their service in th mead
ows and garden; their value In protecting
llv stock, and their usefulness la th
preservation of, health and elimination of
bleed Work Des by Birds.
Remarkable Instance of the birds'
service to man Include th Introduction
of the English sparrow Into Mew Zealand
with the resulting elimination of th this
tle and th caterpillar, which war ruin
ing th laud and crops, and th saving
of Australian agnoultur from the grase-
hoppere by th straw-necked fbla, la in
dividual craws of which an average of
I. to grasshopper was found. Tb store
f Frederick th Great, wherein h la
allege, te hav ordered all small birds
killed, because th sparrows had Peeked
at some of his cherries, and th resulting
Ik ef fruit but fla ero of eater pCU art
two yearn later, prove a grabble lesson.
Th ."sealp act" of Pennsylvania, which
paid In bounties 190,000 for th extertninar
tlon of hawks and owls, lost for the atat
f3.ttf.000 In damage to agriculture, due
to the Increas of small rodents whtau
resulted. When Montana was free from
hawk and owls It became so overrun
with destructive rodent that tb Vegala
ture offered reward for them a task
which th banished hawks and ewla had
performed free of charge. But during th
flret six months such large sum of
money were paid out that a special ses
sion of th legislature wa called to re
peal th act before the state went bank
rupt. In Mil Lord Kitchener pointed ut
th necessity of prohibiting th 4etruo
tlon of certain Egyptian bird which pre
vented Insect pests. .
Pleat for Preservation of Stras.
In closing, Mr. Buckland makes a plea
for the preservation of all birds a
valuable natural' resource, stating that If
their destruction la not checked there will
be wrought a mischief, a universal dis
aster, greater than word can express.
Another article on bird, contributed by
Howard H. Cleaves, review th work of
th Amerlcsa Bird Banding association.
Ir. Alea Ilrdllcka of th National mu
seum write on th most ancient skeletal
remains of man, and Dr. M. Hoernea
prcavms an interesting aiscusslon eon-
cernlng the earliest forms of human habi
tation and their relation to th general
development of civilisation. The feudal
eyetem in Persia la described by Jaequea
de Morten of Paris, while another Paper.
by K. Kanokogl of Tokio, discusses the
significance of KhlntoUm. Papers on en
gineering subjects Include problems la
smoke, fume and dust abatement, by T.
O. Cottrell: progress In marine contrac
tion, by Alexander Oracle, and th con
struction uf th great aqueduct from the
Catikill mountains Into New Tork City,
by 1. Bernard Walker and A. Russell
the official Journal of a complete list
all persons and houses furnishing tup.
pile to th army, with their addressee
and the nature and amount of their con
tracts. The subcommittee of the budget
committee baa alo asked the minister ef
war for all records concerning army eon-tracts.
No detailed eemplamts ef Irregularities
have been made, but the socialist group
declares It has Information concerning
Investor with money read th Real IDs-
tat ads In Th Be. Advertise your
property for a quick sale.
BATTLE F0UGHT IN MID-AIR
Up Among Cloud. German Ttvbe,
and French Monoplane En-gag-e
in Death Struggle.
FBXNC11MAN IS THE VICTOR
(Correspondence of th Associated Presa)
DUNKIRK. Franc. Feb. it -A fight
between a French aeroplane and one of
the new armored German monoplanes, a
type whloh hss only recently begun to
appear on tha northwestern front. Is de
scribed In a letter from a French officer.
"For half an hour the black Taube had
been describing Infernal circles over our
lines, while our men crouched In their
trenches, covering with their bodies bey
onets, mesa tins and everything else,
whose glittering surface might betray
their position. I alone stood up, observing
th enemy through my field glasses.
"Suddenly a French airman emerged
from a cloud above the Taube. The dry
bark of a mltrallleur announced that the
Frenchman wa attacking. The Taube
turned tall, without replying, but only to
return to the battle. Then the two
great birds charged head-on. From below
It seemed that thoy mut meet In a terri
ble ahock. Nothing of the sort. The Ger
man passed a little above the Frenchman
and the machine guns spoke. Carried
apart by th speed of their charge, like
knlghta In a tourney, they awept about In
great elrclea to renew the combat.
Taebe Drepe te F.arth.
'The Frenchman hovered -and waited;
th adversary returned quickly with a
clever maneuver, flying above, then
below the Frenchman, firing when he
could, while the Frenchman, seeming to
remain almost stationary, replied with
"In the trenches our red-pantalooned
soldiers and the splko-helmeted German
alike auepended sniping operations) and
foilowed that death struggle with equal
emotion. An Involuntary 'Ah!' broke from
l.ons throats as a biplane emerged from
the same cloud that had hlddea the
French monoplane, and the Taube turned
"But th French monoplan pursued,
snd It had th advantage here,' for the
German aeroplane, being armored, waa
too heavy for high speed. The 'French
machine quickly passed the fugitive,
forced It to turn and come again toward
th French line, where the biplane was
awaiting It It passed near the latter,
and again there waa th bark of guns,
but apparently without decisive result.
"Again the French monoplane lalurasd
to the charge. Flying high over Ita ad
versary. It auddenly dived headlong anew.
K, seemed to touch It, and then mounted
again grace fully in the air,
"At a ditty speed the Taube, mortal
wounded, fell almost vertically late th
Dea't Kearleet Cewarhs or CeSda.
Dr. King's New TMaoorery should be la
every home for coughs) and colds. Child
ren and aged. like it. SOo. All druggist
A gotng business can be sold quickly
through The Bee's "Business Chanoes,"
We Extend a Hearty
to All Auto Show Visitor a
Vifitors Make yourselves
perfectly at home in this store.
We're here to please you.
No Lot Up to tho Dafftaln Surprises In Our February Salos
Five Splendid Lots of New Laces Specially Priced
Our Lace Buyer has just returned from New Tork and the first shipment of new laces just arrived will be on dis
play Monday. Offering Five Special Lots to Begin the Season's Selling.
Oriental Ijmcv Reg
ular 26c values, dainty
new designs; on sal at,
per yard 15?
LOT 2 ;
Regular tl yd. values,
18-ln. wide, new pat
terns for waists.. .50
' LOT 3
Oriental Laces ' Reg
ular 60o yd. values, 5
ln. wide.' for neckwear
drapery, etc, yd., 29
Oriental Laces 6 So
yd. values, same as Lot
3 but much wider; at,
27-ln. Lace Flouncing
(for party dresses, $1.60
to $2.26 values; newest
designs, yard . . . .89
Torchon, Cluny and Val. Laces r-Frorn 5c to 15c yard val- Three Special Counters of Cluny Laces Real linen in white
ues; in throe special lots at, yard S' 3V and 5 j and ecru, for tho new curtains, yard. .5, 10 and 12 V
Auto Show Visitors
Can easily find by inveaftga-
Try HAYDENS First
is a household word in Omaha,
Prices and quality will tell you.
New Spring Silks Underpriced
A Special Purchase of 200 Pieces of New Spring Silks
at Bargain Prices Monday.
$1.50 to $2.00 Silks on sale Monday at $1.18 a yard Silk
Crepe ole Chines, Poplins, Printed Novelty Moire, Crepe
Meteors, etcv-HBurplus and discontinued numbers of a
well known New York manufacturer, all perfect goods,
made for the spring season ; all 40 inches
wide and in every wanted color: made to
sell at $1.50 to $2.00 a yard, choice, yard. .
All Bilk Foulards la the new
Tans, Greys and Blue, also
34-lneh 811k Poplins. in a full
Black Chiffon Taffetas and Ba
, tin Mesaalinea, $1.00 qualities, ,
36 Ins. wide, twenty plecos In .
tha lot or your aelec- f
tlon Monday, yard. ...DOC
$1.00 Quality Chiffon Dress Taffeta, yard.
40 place of beautiful Chiffon Drees Taffeta In 15 of tb most desir
able) spring colorings, one of the most fashionable silks for spring.
Too wlU want two or three patterns at the price, 68 C
i I t I I i
Show Big Decrease
(Correspondence ef the Associated Frees.)
I' A Rid. Feb. U. Fiscal atatlsUoa for
the year 1914 Just compiled show that
diminution of foreign commerce aad de
crease la returns from Internal tasea
i caused a loss of revenue to France
segregating 193.000,000 franoe, or about
The ratio ef decrease was areaiest la
September, which showed t4.000.O0S franos
deficit; slno thea th ratio ha steadily
dev-reseed by reason of aa tnwovemeat
la foreign trade, the difference la
ctii t fur Peoember belac M0U0.0C& .
Tik decrease la the consumption of
taied beverages daring th last five
iituuth of the year aooounU for 1 000,00
franca of the deficit. Tha consumption of
. tatacoo is also shown to have dlmiulshed
notably front the heglpolng of the war.
(('orreecttuwlence of the Associated Presa)
1'ARIH, Keb. llTbc aodaltot group la
in Chuubvr of PepuUe has decided
Vareue vlgroue!y th supervision of all
army contra. Th Secretary has writ
Vou If. Xllileranl, demanding pubUcetlaa
New Spring Dress Goods
Our "Wool Dress Goods Section is now replete with all
the beautiful new colorings and choice weaves in Spring
Dress Fabrics among them Gaberdines, Serges, Poplins,
Chudda Cloth, English Melrose, Taffeta Spingles, etc., eta,
in all the popular new shades, including Sea Sand, Newport
Tan, Oregon Green,1 Eocky Mountain Blue, Gettysburg
Gray, etc ... '
A Visit Hre Will Orrtalnly Pay Ton.
Two Splendid Specials M Monday M '
npnns; vress r nunc a, so o gt us.
wide, including Dlagonlal Bull-
In gs, serges, ran am as, Taiietaa,
Immwtue Vienth HenrtotBn. . a
beautUful, soft finish, 44 Inches
wide, all wool dress fabric. In
' nil new spirits; iortaf,--- SOO
' piece! for selection,'." 'C5CIe
at. yard OOC
... a- a . l J
fcn J A ir Till .nit i,w ' ' t
35C, HJC, UOC
Dress Skirts Tailored
$ UOO To Your Measure $ U00
te-saT sW I M I
From Fabrice Bought in Our Drew Goods Section
.at $1.00 the 'Yard or More -
. . . . .
Sin Chmrming Ntt0 Mo4U Now om Display fa JDress Coocfs 5ctoa,-'
' - jfcfa floor . , i ..-.-, .. .;.
Every woman needs an ettre drees skirt or two to finish out
the season and thla opportunity, Is a particularly timely one. -
; Perfect Fit, 8plendl4 Tailoring Guaranteed. '
A Rousing Furniture Sale
15 Regular $20 (f J f For One Day,
Articles, choice yjJLJ Monday, Oct 15
Any $20JOO Dresser in stock . . . ". . $115.00
Any $20.00 Chiffonier in stock .'. .$15.00
Any $20.00 Dining Table in stock .$15.00
Any $20.00 Brass Bed in stock ......... .$15.00
Any $20.00 Set Dining Chairs at. ......... . ... -.$15.00
; Any $20.00 Buffet in stock . . . J. .$15.00
Any $20.00 Dressing Table, choice ...... . . . .$15.00
: Any $20.00 Rocker in stock $15.00
Any $20JOO Davenport in stock . .$15.00
Any $20.00 Book Case in stock $15.00
Any $20.00 Kitchen Cabinet, choice .. . . $15.00
Any $20.00 China Cabinet, choice ...... $15.00
Any $20.00 Ladies Desk at $15.00
Any $20X)0 Lounge in stock $15.00
Any $20.00 Library Table, choice .$15.00
$2.00 Fancy Needle Work, 59c
A big line of Embroidered,' Sofa Pillows, Center Pieces,
Scarfs, Hand Drawn Linens and a few Hand ; F"
Painted Ooze Leather Sofa Pillows; regular ; : Bwf
values from $1JD0 up to $3.00, choice V7
35c Fancy Goods 10c
Linen Center Pieces, Pil
low Tops- Poarf s, etc
made to sell at 25o and 35o
each, at '..'..!.:.-v.. . .10
. New Embroideries
A special lot of very f ino
Corset Cover Embroideries
on sale Monday at, per
Domestic Room Savings
Always the Keenest Economies Offered; in 5ales.HertCf
Watch the Domestic Room Specials Advertised'i)aily. ,
Sheeting Bleached 24 yards wide, 26oqualityr.rEl9y2
Muslin Bleached Hope or Lonsdale, 20 yards limit:'.7
Pillow Cases 42, 45-in. size, hemmed, 15o grade, eaV lOVfe?
Bed Sheets Single bed size, center seam. each. . . 1: , .
Bed Sheets Double bed size, hemmed, each 39J
V(UvaM wwud ijcu wuia wge; wiuie, cream ana ecru
yard i'ti"it t . . v'.-v. .... .vr.10
Ginghams Dress styles, neat checks, plaids, Btripes. .7c
Flannelette Soft fleecjr quality, in pink and blue stripes
for gowns, etc, yard 77. . .7T.". ...... 10VJ
OomfortabJew Home made,. tie large, soft, well filled, kind;" eorered
with best aualltr slllollheT VeDhvr tlwi ia
" ' ' " : ';.
Wash G odds Section
Silk Stripe Voile, 27 inches wide, variety of
leading oolors and shades for the new eea;
son; sheer, crisp, new fabrioa usually 25o
here Monday, yarc . . . , . .... .15
Printed Plisse Crepe, 30 inches wide, beau-'
tifui designs for ladies , and, children's
dresses; usually 18o yard; here Monday,
per yard 12Vt
Printed Percale, light grounds, all 36-inoh
standard quality . fabrics, neat figures,
stripes and dots; best grrfde here, lOV
Some Mighty Interesting Specials
in Famishing Goods Dept.
Domestic Room . .'
Ladies' Outing Flannel Gowns, worth to
$1.25, at 69
Knit Underwaists for boys or grls, 2 to 12
years, special ..... .9
Ladies' Heavy Fleeced Union Suits, all
sizes, $1.00 values, at G9
Ladies' Chambray and Percale Aprons,
bungalow style, 50c values 35c; 3 for $1
Children' Medium "Weight Bibbed Under
wear, Vesta or Pants, special .10
Ladies' Gauze Vests with" short sleeves
and low neck, 12o values, at ....7Vs
Ladies' Square Knit "Wool Shawls, worth
50c, at . .......lSf
Ladies' and Children's Hosiery, all sizes,
19o values, at 12H
TheNeip ifti&s, CQQtsDresses, Skirts are Here
In charmingly varied aasortments-Tew Ideas that every woman will want to see Authori
tative yet. expressing originty to rny vys Superior vd ,
New Spring, Tailored Suits
Scores .of butifuV and distinctive designs in
all the fabrics and colorings that fashion fav
ors for spring 1915--moet chaxmmg assort
ments and values at every price ,
;, at . .$25.00, $35.00, $30.75 to $G5.00
Ask to See Crown Jewel Suits at $25.00
. One Hundred Extra Size Suits J ust Receiv
ed, clever designs and most wanted mater
ials and colorings $15, $1.50 and $25
, New Dresses
' In plain and fancy
, silks and wool fab
rics,' all new styles,
choice ..... $9.00
Monday at $15,
$19.50 and $25
Women's Tailored Suits, one
small lot that sold , up to
$25.00, on sale at, choice, $5
Long Flannelette Kimonos,
also Crepe Kimanoe, ,to $3.00
values, at $1.45
$1.50 Long Flannelette Ki
monos, Monday 79
Household Linens, jEed;Spreads
70-inoh all. linen silver bleached Table Da
mask, choice dedgnsj quality ; ! worth $1JQ0
or more. Monday's special price,' yd. 78
68-inch all linen," full bleach Circular Table.
Cloths, safe-stitch scallop edge," $3.50
value, each '...V.... .... '..'.$2.95
8x10 size, all linen hemstitched, fine bleach
Table Cloths, heavy weight; an excep
tional value . ..' ... .... $2.95
Full bed size Marseilles Spreads, scallop or
fringe, cut corners, compare with usual
$4.00 values. On sale here at. . . . .'$2.88
Bed Sheets; full bed -wze (2ix3V&), made
'of seamless extra heavy ( linen - finished
sheeting. The best sheet for 'service, 69
' ALL FUES MUST GO
We will not carry one gar
ment over. Prices for Monday
made without regard to former
selling prioe or manufacturers
COSt. f . : . ,v
Try HAYDEN'S First.'
-New Dress Skirts
style, coloring and
material that is de
sirable; v a 1 u e 8
you'll find it diffi
cult to deplicate at
the prices for Mon
day, $5, $7.50,
$10 and $15.50
Your choice of all Winter
, Cloth Coats, that sold to $45,
Monday in one big lot
at .......... ......$9.90
AH Winter Coats that sold
to $25.00, in Monday's sale,
at, choice .$4.95
Drugs and Toilet Goods Monday
I doiT&n 5-irala Asperln Tablets 254
6O0 bottle of 'Phenolaz Wafers ...... 25t
-ounce bottle Lysol ...................
1-lb. bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide .25
S60 Pond's Vsnishlng Cream ............. .j 5
uuu . , wiMiujj 5 .......... . fC
600 Jar of Headheara Cold Cr
25c Jar Peroxide or Cold Cream
6O0 Dr Charles' 'Flesh Food ..,
26e package of Borax Chips .......
3 packages Ammonia Powder..
10c bar Jap Rose Soap
4 100 Rolls crepe Toilet Paper
100 can Sweetheart Talcum . ., .
4 bars Imperial Peroxide Soap . . ,
!5o can of Parma Talcum
60c else Aubry Bisters' Beautlfler
2 Se bottle Elmo Sisters' Rouge . ,
$1.50 bottle Oriental Cream ....
$1.25 Hot Water Botale
$1.50 Fountain Syringe r Slj
$2.00 Combination Syringe $1.50
Get you a regular 2 60 end J 6c Auto Sponge Satur
day, while they last, for
Read the Big Special Grocery Sale for Monday r.f?.?.? .t"ee. .
Oar aim la enemy reeoa, wtta a
eevtasT e( Se e o p eeat ea th
seat ef Uvtaf.
-lb. Aaoas of high srad Diamond
l flour, netblna finer for br.ai.
tta r eekes, seek X.
10 bars ideat 'Km All. Lenox, Vt'hU
. Huastan er iMin&ry Queen WWK
laundry seap .. .......So
I lb, beat wuite er yello-w wrameil
10 lbs pur buckwheat floor , .See
T lbs. best bulk laundry start) ,.6e
4 1 t ee. cans condensed milk Bee
I !-. )ara pure fruit preeerve.. .e
I cans oil eardlnee -Sse
The best dotneeue roacaxeal, vermt-
cllll or speabettt. pkt. THe
4 Iba cbulo Japan rice ...,a
1 lbs. rolled white breakfast oat-
IBi-shey breakfast eoooa, b . .So
K. C Com Flakes, oka
Oracle Nats, pkg. 10
All re, lie cookies. Won. lb. ISHe
All re. IIH clokle. Hon.. lb. 10
t-n. caaa fancy eweet eusar corn.
lTf bottle pure atraloed honey So
S-lb. oana wax, atrloa, areen or lima
1-lb. case hointny, pumpkin, sauer
kraut or baked beans TV
1-lb. fans LUeinond H baklns powder
eiaal to baktn powder sold fr
double, per can .............. .Mo
1-lb. California peacbea, per oaa S"-e
Choloe Cent, prunes, for deaert. lb .
at ...... VV,
Choice Calif, eeoklns; fir, lb. ..S'o
Kancy Moor Park aprltiota, lb. 1SH
Caiirornla eeedlees raisin, lb. .ae
Calif, bleached Cult as. raisin, lb..
Kancy eleaned CAirrant. Jb. ,.1U
Kanoy pitted pi wees. lb. ISH
(iolden Santo corfee, lb. SO
The beet tea slftlnss. lb. . ...14Ve
Xla-aUad Mavel Oraare aad ej,s
Hlcliland Navel Oranges are the
finest quality orange grown la Call
fornia. It has no enual.
Re-. Ita alie, thla sale, dos. ....as
Keg. Ia elie, this enle. doe. ,...Soe
K.g. too slie. this sale, dos. ....la
This Is fancy clean fruit, no
nner grown. .
Tae bee rnirhuUr freak esTrs, Iteaaay,
pee aeeea See
This is No. 1 stock, tresb eeunuy
The best creamery butter, carton or
No. I ouatrr erwamery butter.
No. I dairy table butter, lb.
tfrood dairy taile butter, lb. ....See
iiU creaia wklLe er colored che.ee,
per lb. . t i ii .1., .Si
Tancr domeette wis cheese, par It.
Tk TetretaM Marke fet the reepl
Potato, 11 lb, te th peck ...SO
Th beet Wisconsin cjtbba-, lb. lUe
Jeraey eweet potatoes, I lb. ....IS
li'reeh beets, carrots, turnips, shal
lots or radishes, bunch e
S large soup bunches ,.10e
Best Malleable Steel Range
Made---The Range Eternal
They last lifetime. The body Is made of Keystone" metal and
win not rust out like range made of other cheaper material.
"Range Eternal' with or without base, up from -955.00
Other Steel Ranges, up from ....$2500
Black Nloke finish "Renown" Cast Ranges, up from S-45.0O
Plain finish "Renown" Cast Ranges, up from ...21.50
Cook 8toves, up from 813.50
. We Sell "CARUWli" Gas Ranee.
J IT VnV MAfPIP?PS
fS FIQ5T "
Ona lot of good quality Blue and
White Knamelware, consisting of
medium and large Preserving Ket
tle, laxf a Berlin Kettles and Sauce
Pots, I -el Coffee Pots, 10 aad 11
qt. Water Pall. 10 and 14-qt. Die it
Pans. 4-qt. Coffee Boilers, etc at.
wood eaalltr 4-tl Partor
worth se to 6e, speetal Mas. is
On Broom to a Customer.
Doable Quality Toil Papon
10 rive-coat moils Toilet Paper. .SO
a T.a seat SVuUs Tolle Paper... So
J6o worth to a customer. No tele
ghone or C. O. D. order for Breosas
or Toilet Paper taken.
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