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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 24, 1915)
Head of German-American Alliance,
in Banquet Speech, Censures
Neutrality as Carried Out.
FREEDOM, TEUTONS' ONLY IDEAL
THK BKK: OMAHA, KATUlilttY, JULY 24, 1915.
TlEXAMF.lt IS KTITOME
"The neutrality of the United
States has worse effect upon Ger
many than if we were at war with
"Germany's only ideal is free
dom." "There are alleged Americans
who scorn German-Americans and
call us 'undesirables,' yet 200,000
of our 'undesirable' forefathers
fought for the Red, Wh'te and
Blue during the civil war."
"German-American parents, you
must preserve ln your children
the ideals of the Fatherland."
"Show your love for your land
of birth by singing German
"Americans love money. Ger
mans love nature.
"Old Glory has np more loyal
defenders than her so-called hy
phenated citizens the German-Americans."
With fiery words against alleged
"un-American" interests and influ
ences, Dr. Charles John Hexamer of
Philadelphia, president of the Ger
man-American Alliance of America,
at a banquet in his honor at the Fon-
tenelle last night, spoke to Germans
in attendance at the saengerfest of
the Saengerbund of the Northwest.
A big man, with a dramatic pernonallty.
Sr. Hexamer quickly had his listeners
under the spell of his oratory.
Almost his first statement, after voicing
Ms appreciation of the Haengerfest, the
grueets present, and the singers, was a
tern denunciation of the American press,
which' he declared to be pro-British, be
cause the money powers that profit by
ammunition sales demand that it be so.
The school system received a caustic
criticism from him because youngsters
.re taught, he said, that a German is a
"beer drinking person who beats his wife
nd snores loudly." Seldom In the publlu
schools Is mention made, he said, of the
Oermon pioneers in science. Invention, art
cr music, but Instead, to the growing
generation ' are shown roseate pictures
of other nationalities.
"The German Ideal is liberty. Just as
was the ideal of those brave souls who
first came to this land to evade tyranny.
Into the mind and heart of every child
should be Instilled this one fundamental
principle. In this country, however, gold
seems to be the ideal. This melting-pot
of humanity turns out a race of people
who would destroy the beauties of nature
to turn the earth Inside out for gold.
The IMoneer fierimtn.
"Germans in the early days met the
Indians with the Bible instead . of. the
musket. In Pennsylvania In the early
days there were ten newspapers, while
In all the other colonies together there
were only eight. The first 'made-ln-Amerlca'
Bible, was printed In Pennsyl
vania In the German language.
"During the war. between the colonies
and England, General Washington's army
was once saved from annihilation by a
corps of seventy-nine German tjharpuhoot-.
era. Later In Pennsylvania, nine German '
patriots subscribed $100,(100 that the ragged '
heroes under Washington might have I
hoes and clothes and food. The students 1
of American history will remember with :
loving thoughts the efforts of Baron
Kteuben against the tyrannical British
rule and jet this wonderful race la be
ing spat upon In scorn by some people Ih
this country today.
Wronn of ilralHr
"As the situation now Is, the United
Etates might much better declare war
against Germany than keep up the pres
ent kind of neutrality that permits the
exportation of arms exclusively to en
emies of Germany."
Dr. Hexamer closed bis speech with a
Ilea for a closer organisation of German
citizens in America, and declared that the
time is ripe for German-Americans to
stand up and assert their rights.
Val Peter, editor of the Omaha Daily
German Tribune, was toastmaster, and
Introduced the speakers. The banquet
was given by the delegates of the Ne
braska German-American Alliance, the
Omaha German-American Alliance, and
the board ' of directors of the Omaha
Baengertest association. In honor of Dr.
Hexamer and the grand officers of the
Northwestern Saengerbund. association.
The sololals were also Invited.
Guests did not commence to arrive un
til nearly midnight, after the evening
concert at the Auditorium, 'and because
of the lateness of the hour the banquet
program was not as lengthy as the com
mittee on arrangements desired.
In Introducing the principal speaker.
Toast master Peter presented him with a
beautiful bouquet of roses of the late
Kaiser Frederick's favorite species. '
Congressman C. O. Lobeck waa the
next speaker. He paid high tribute to
German progress In the United Ktates,
to German Intelligence, German thrift
and German ability. Hans De Muth,
president of the South Dakota German
American alliance, also spoke briefly.
All of the speakers offered warm praise
tor those who helped to make this gath
ering of the Northwestern saengerbund
the grand success that Is already as
sured. Between the speeches Henri Scott and
11 Us Christine Miller, favorites at the
concert earlier In the evening, gave vo
Nearly 200 delegates attended the ban
quet given in the big Fontenelle ball
POLICE BELIEVE BOYS
PLAY TRICKS WIJH AUTOS
C. H. Denker of Elk horn. Neb., reported
to th epollce that his car had been stolen
at Seventeenth and Jackson streets, when
Officer O. Knutson discovered the miss
ing car a block away at Seventeenth and
Howard streets. The police are looking
or several boys to whom like tricks
Aave been attributed.
fair the Month fop ('olds.
Harden your system with Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey.
It kills the cold germ.
Cures the cough. Only Xc, All drug-llstsvAAvenlsement.
GO EAST TO VISIT SON
WHO IS QUITE A SINGER
Mrs. H. Jensen and daughter. Miss
Ruby Jessen. have gone to New York
City to visit Mrs. Jessens son, Hans
Chauncey Jessen, who went east about
five years sgo and Is making a name as
Mr. Jessen has a remarkably fine tenor
voice. Most of the time since leaving
here he hss been traveling over the east
snd as far west ss Chicago In concert
work. He was married about two years
ago, his wife being a singer also.
SAD TALE, MATES, BUT TRUE
R. L. Metcalfe Oeti Government Job
and Promptly Lorn One of
PANAMANIANS ARE TO BLAME
Ftent rooms quick with a Bee Want Ad.
II. U. Metcalfe did not chew, smoke or
drink before taking his official job In
the Panama renal sone. Well, no, he has
not grne entirely wrong since, either.
That la not the story. But he did learn
to smoke. Thereby hangeth a yarn.
Soon after he got to Panama the Pan
amanians high In official positions t-n-1red
Mr. Metcalfe a banqvwt. As guest
of honor he was seated at the head of
the table with native rilrnltarlea on
either aide. Before the banquet opened
one of the silk hat natives offered Met
calfe the courtesy of a bite of his plu
"No, I thank you. I don't Use It," said
Metcalfe In English, or perhaps Indif
At the table were several glasses be
fore each plate. When the waiters
glided around with their bottles of choice
brands Metcalfe refueod to take the wine.
The Panamanlnn hosts supposed he was
meroty rejecting the first brand, and
that he would surely accept the Bur
gundy or the claret. Put Burgundy
went by, and h-n It came t olaret.
Metcalfe turned down all his glasses.
Hefaaed Them .411.
'No thank you. I don't use wins, either,"
he said, reddentng. digging Ms fore
finger under Ms collar and Jerking It
away from his throat ss thouh It were
The Panamanians leaned back a little
and looked at him in surprise. What
manner of man was this that would
nolther chew good tolwoco or drink
In due tint came the cigars.
"No, I thank you, I never smoke." wss
Metcalfe's assertion, as he crooked his
forefinger Into his collar and dug It awsy
from his reddening throat.
The native dignitaries leaned hack,
glanced at one another, breathod hard,
and were silent. Metcalfe's fsce grew
more and mire red. It was all right not to
smoke, chew or drink In Omaha or Lin
coln, but In this company, at surh a
banquet. It wss unhesrd of, and those
who were extending their hospitality
were not geratly plraned.
hurried to his home.
where he found his son on the front porch
smoking a cigar. The moon rode high
over the palms, and the fragrance from
the son's cigar was sweet In the luxurious
"Le, give me a cigar, quirk," snapped
Mr. Metcalfe. "I never felt so foolish In
my life ss I did tonight. I'm going to
have at least one bad habit."
And that Is why R. I.. Metcalfe came
back to America smoking.
DR. JENKINS STARTS
ON N FASTPRN TRIP
Dr. D. R. Jenkins, president of the Uni
versity of Omaha, left Thursday for
Waukesha, where he will deliver a series
of lectures to an educational assembly,
after whlrh he will proceed east to look
ever seversl sppllrsnts for local hlgH
Last Sale of Coach Hammocks
$6. 00 Hammocks, good spring seat and
back. , 83.50
$7.00 Hammocks, heavy kl k pad. 84.00
1 1.1 Jacobean Rockers, rane seat and
back, wing pattern, on sale for 99.00
3.50 Fumed Oak Dining Chairs, leather
seats, on sale for 82.00
One-Motion Collapsible Go-Carts, worth
$10.00 to $12.00. $7.50
$8.50 One-Motion Oo Carts 85.50
and down to 83.75
Golden Oak Dressers, fA.50, 7.50, IO
Hammocks and Tennis Rackets
Hammocks, with fringe and
pillow, for 98
$3.49 Hammocks, with valance and pil
low, good colors 31.08
$3.25 Hammocks, fancy black and white
colors, with valance and pillow. .82.75
98c Tennis Racquets 75f
$:l.f.O Tennis Racquet 82.0S
$2.98 Tennis Racquets 92.43
Interest increases rather than diminishes as the Clearing Sale rushes along, the reason is simple more and
better bargains are added from day to day as more good merchandise moves forward to
take the front ranks depleted by the attacks of eager buyers.
Final Clearance on
All TrimmedHats at
$5 to $25
The assortment for selection will surprise
yod. Most of them are copies of late New
York style Ideas recently produced from
our own work rooms. Plenty of white
and black; also colors. A matchless opportunity.
.t-ry Hal in our entire stock included. No laybys,
;. O. D. or approvals allowed.
An Extra Dress Satur
day for - -
The people are satisfied, the crowds prove it. Brin
your friend to tho dollar sale and let her share the saving
The purchase of a $5.00. $7.50, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00, $20.00
or $25.00 Dress Saturday entitles you to another of equal value for
81.00. One hundred Silk Dresses added for Saturday.
Just received new Sweater and
Sport Coats for Saturday at
85.00. 87.50. 88.05. 810.
812.75 and up to 825.00.
More new waists for Saturday,
in all the nobbiest styles, all col
ors and sixes, worth $5.00; Sat
Other new waists at 83.95.
S5.00, In the seasons nobbiest
Hundreds of Summer Dresses,
sizes ltf to 46, made In the new
est styles. In colors and white,
worth up to $5.00; Saturday,
Skirts worth $7.60, and some
$8.50 to $10.00, at 83.05
Come In taffeta silks, stripe silks,
gabardines, poplins, serges and nov
elties; coma In all styles, sixes and
newest similes, choice Saturday, at,
in Our Children's
Hundreds of Children's Wash Dresses-
Sizes 'J to .14; worth
$1.00 and $1.50
Children's Coats, $1.00 Nearly all sizes,
worth $3.00 and $.00,
The Greatest Sale of Children's
Wash lressesf Ilonipers and
Aprons Ever Held In Omaha at
lc, 15c and 25c.
At 10c Chambray Bloomers and
Play Suits, Slip-on Aprons, low
neck and short sleeves, fully
piped; also Women's Band
Aprons of gingham, with circu
lar ruffle around entire apron;
values to 10c; Saturday. .10
At 15c A wonderful lot of Sum
; mer Dresses and Slip-on Aprons,
In belted, loose and yoke styles,
In plain colors; also dainty pat-,
terns In light and medium col
ors; come in chambrays and fine
quality percales, ages 2, 4 and 6;
these sell for 25c everywhere: in
Saturday's sale, each 15c
At 25c Positively the greatest
values we have ever shown,
Children's Dresses, ages 2 to 12
years; Rompers and Bloomers,
2 to 7 years, In chambray, ging
ham, khaki and fine percales;
in 26 different styles; also white
"Beach Dresses," trimmed in
pale pink, blue, white and red,
stamped for embroidering; these
are regular 50c values, in Sat
urday's sale . . w . .25c
One Big Lot of Women's Wash
Dresses In latest styles; all good,
neat patterns, 16 to 44; SwIbs
embroidery vest, collar and
cuffs, In coatee styles, and
dresses that sold to $2.98; all
go In this sale at 81.29
July Clean-Up Shoe Sale
"Ve have taken all the hroken lines of low shoes and
have put a price on them to make them move quickly.
All the prices quoted below will be a BIO SAVING
Men's Gun Metal, button, welt
soles, $3.60 values 82.50
Women's Dull Kid 1 and 4 -strap
Sandals, nice, nitty low shoes,
splendid $3.50 values. .82.50
Mens $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes, a
surplus of large slies, 10, 10 H
and 11, made In Omaha. 81.08 1
Misses' and Chllds' 1 and 2-strap
Slippers, former prices up to
$2.25. now 81.00
Barefoot Sandals, all sizes up to
2, good $1.00 values 75
A surplus of small sizes in
Women's Oxfords, 2b to 4, A,
B and C widths, former prices
- $4.00, $3.50 and $3.00.81.00
STETSOX AND CROSRETT SHOES FOK MEN.
CHtOVEIt AND Ql'EEN QUALITY SHOES FOH WOMEN.
One big lot of Ladles' Skirts,
Gowns and Combination Suits,
made of fine laces and embroid
ery; skirts worth to $2.60,
Italian Bilk Vests and Bloomers,
hand embroidered, worth to $3;
Saturday, extra special. 8 l.OS
Ladles' fine Lisle Union Suits, all
sizes, worth to 75c, at... 354
Ladles' Crocheted Yoked Vests,
. worth to 60e, at 12H. 10
Children's Muslin Gowns and
Skirts, trimmed with dainty lace
and embroidery, odd lots, worth
to $1.00, at 30
Boys' and Girls' Union Suits, all
sizes, at 25(5 nd 45tf
Ladles 2-button Silk Gloves,
worth 60c, at 35
Ladles' 16-button Silk Gloves, all
' colors, worth $1.00, at. . . .40
Ladles' Parasols, In all the new
styles and colors, worth $3.50,
to close out, at 81.49
Children's Parasols, worth up to
76c, at..lO. 10$ "1 35
Traveling Goods all reduced.
Take your choice of any Trunk,
Bag or Suit Case at 25 off our
regular low marked prices. This
reduction right when you are In
need of the goods for your vaca
The Shirt Sale of the year! Our Seml-Annua'
, Clearing Sale of Men's Shirts. All summer style
of every description. Such makes as Griffon
Arrow, Imperial, etc., included In this sale.
$5.00 Tub Silks, beautiful patterns, at... 82.9"
$3.00 Silk Mixtures at m- -
Balance of the stock, worth up to $2.60, on sale
at 08 and 69
Bathing Suits of every description at the prices
you wish to pay, and at below their regular
prices. Suits worth 75c to $5 at 49 to 83.50
A large lot of Union Suits of every description,
ribbed and mesh weaves, ecru and blue colors,
worth to $1.00, at ..49 "d 35
Mens 10c Hose 5C
Men's 12 fee Hose 8
-Men's 10c Handkerchiefs 5
Men's Hat Department
Final Clearance of all our Men's Straw Hats
None reserved (Panamas excepted). Bennetts,
Splits, Macklnaws and Bhinki braids. In sUff ami
soft straws; pencil curls, pan dips, etc, wortn
to $3.00, at 95
Men's Panamas greatly reduced also. Take your
choice at about one-third off. All the wanted
styles to choose from.
$7.00 ones ; -84.95 I 15 and $6 ones. 83.95
$4.00 ones 82.95
Choice of all Boys' and Children's Straw Hats, all
good shapes, worth to 76c, at 25
Domestic Room Bargains
Friday's Clearing Sale Features Greatest Price
Reductions on Sheets and l'illow Caes, Bvl
Spreads and Wah Dres Fabrics.
65c and 50c full size Hemmed Bed Sheets, now,
12 He Pillow Cases, standard sizes, hemmed, now,
45c Bed Sheets, 72x90 size, bleached and hemmed,
now, each 32
$1.25 Bed Spreads, white and colors, 4 and full
size, now, each 90
$2.00 Bed Spreads, fringed, cut corner, full size,
now, each 81.50
$1.69 Bed Spreads, hemmed, extra well made, full
size, now, each 81.25
9c Bleached yard wide Muslin and Cambric, now,
6c Apron Check Gingham, Indigo dyed checks,
now. yard 4H
6c Dress Calicos, light and dark styles, now, per
10c Bath or Huck Towels, regular sizes, now,
19c Wash Drees Fabric. St Inches wide, 1916
styles, cut from the bolt, yard 8M
25c Figured and Striped Dress Voile, excellent va
riety of patterns, now, yard 12W
10c, 12 He and 15c Wash Goods. Dress Linings,
Curtain Goods, remnant lengths, yard 3 Ms
Seven Hundred and Fifty Gas Irons
in Seven Hundred and Fifty Minutes
Commencing at 8:30
Saturday morning and contin
uing 750 minutes we will sell a
$3.50 "Crossbar" Oas Iron for
With every Iron. Costs less to
run a "Crossbar" Oas Iron per
hour than any other kind.
Burns just half as much gas as
an ordinary gas jet.
Seasonable Hardware Items Specially Priced for Saturday's Sale
39c size, special 19
15c size Refrigerator Pana 29
.0c size Refrigerator Pans 33
"5c size Refrigerator Pans 39
Medium size Japanned Garbage Cans ........49
Large size Japanned Garbage Cans 59r
Extra Large Japanned Garbage Cans 79
Screen Doors Any size green finish Hardwood Doors,
8-quart Gray Enamel Preserving Kettle ......15
8-quart Blue nd Whit Preserving Kettle ...'.49
One lot of 6 and 8-quart White Enamel Berlin Ket
Aluminum Preserving Kettles
A great big 10 -quart Spun Aluminum Preserving Ket
tle of high quality, worth $1.49 98
81.19; ny size oiled finish Fancy Doors . .81.39
We Save You From 25
to 50 on Drugs and
35c Face Chamois, lace trimmed. 20
$1.50 Auto Chamois at 79
60c Clothea Bruhes 25
$1.25 Bath Brushes 79
$1.26 Bath Sprays 98
$1.00 Bath Sprays 75
60c jar Pond'a Vanishing Cream. 29
$1.50 box Ie Trefle or Azurea Face
Powder for 95
$1.60 bottle Oriental Cream 98
10c Jap Rose or Palm Olive Soap. (J
Four 100 bars Peroxide Soap.... 25
Three 10c bars Coco Hard Water Cas
tile Soap for 25
Four 10c rolls Crepe Toilet Paper. 25
S5c bottle Sal Hepatlca for 19
76c bottle J ad Salts 50
Two dozen 6-gr. Aspirin Tablets.. 25
$1 bottle De Witt s Kidney Pills. (JO
tOc box Melba Traveling Package Face
Powder for 35
60c bottle Phenolax Wafers ....25
60c bottle Sloan's Liniment 29
50c Jar Daggett and Ramsdell's Cream
Bathing Caps and Traveling Cases a
full and complete new line. '
The Meat Market of Oma
ha for the People
Highest Quality, Freshest Stocks,
at a Saving of 25 'fo to 50.
Hindquarters first quality Spring Lamb,
Forequartera first quality Spring Lamb,
lb 12 Vt
First quality fresh Pork Loins, at,
First quality fresh Pork Roast, at,
First quality Rib' Boiling Beer, at,
First quality Stew Pot Roast, at lb.,
lltt and OH
First quality Round Steak, lb., 15 H
Pure Home Made Sausage, lb. . -8V4
IS lbs. best Leaf Lard 98
SMOKED MEAT SPECIALS FOR
Supreme Hams, lb 10
First quality Picnic Haras, Ib..l0tt
No. 1 Lean Bacon, lb 10
No. 1 Salt Pork, lb 8
No. 3 pails Pure Lard, lb 32
Fresh dressed Chickens, etc., at
wholesale prices Saturday.
Great Hand Bag Sale
Saturday we will Bell
Ladies' $1.00 grade Hand Bags at 49
Ladies' $2.00 j?rade Hand Bags at. .$1.00
Ladies' $2.50 grade Hand Bags at. .S1.50
Ladies' $3.00 grade Hand Bags at. .$1.95
$3.00 Ostrich Buffs at ; . . .$1.49
50c Outing Caps at 25
$1.00 Outinnr Caps at 49p
$2.00 Outing Caps at 98
A big line of fancy Girdle Ribbons at, per
yard 19S 29, 39 and G9
25o Embroidered Handkerchiefs, ea., 10J
Thermos Bottles, each 85
Lunch Kit and ThermoB Bottle 75
Pad Hose Supporters 19 and 25
Sanitary Aprons, each 10
Quaker Collars .25
20o Tooth Brushes lo
50c Hair Brashes 39
25o Veilings, yard X0?
For a Saving of 25 to 50 on the Cost of
Living Try Hayden's First
Quality Ooods, is oar motto i at tbs
14 lbs. pure cans Granulated Sugar SI. 00
4-lb. sacks beat hlfh arrado Ulainond rf
Flour nothing- finer tor bread, plea or
cakes ...... gi.ao
10 bars Heat-'Em-All. Diamond C or
I-aundrjr Quean Whits Laundry Boap S3o
I bars I Tory Boap lse
cans Ltu L.U Bouurlns Soap it beats
the Dutch too
The best DomeaUo Macaroni, Vermicelli
or Spaghetti, pk(
Tall cans Alaska Haltnon loo
4 IS-os. cajis Condensed Milk. ... . . .as
i os. cans Condensed Milk see
Advo Jell for deasert nothing like It
Pr Pka Ttto
4 lbs. fancy Japan Rice, 10o quality, 8Se
4 lbs. best Pearl Tacaoca or Navy Beans
All rKufer 'l 6c Cookie's, Saturday', '?
1'.. C. Corn Flake. pk(. , to
W, O. C or Krumblea, pk Se
i id, can wicy cajirornia. Ripe Ollvva
for , loo
Larve bottlea Worcester Aauce, Pure
Tomato Cataup, Ptcklea. aaaorted kinds,
or preoared mustard, bottle SHo
It-oa. )ara Pure Fruit Preserves , ...8&o
MacLareii's Peanut Hutler, lb lUe
rane Oil or Muetard Bardlnes 86o
1-10. pkc. Corn Stareh ...o
T lbs. beet bulk laundry Btarrh B6o
For a cool Bummer Drluk try a bottle of
Wild Cherry Phoephate or Hoot Keer 100
One bottle will make t gallons.
l-lb. cans Baked Bnans, Pumpkin or
I-lb. cans fancy Sweet Bugar Corn..THo
Ilerahey'a breakfast Cocoa, lb BSe
The best Tea siftlngs. lb litis
Oolden Santos Coffee, lb gOo
Tn BUTTZB AID BOO KABKXT
TOM TMM VBOriJi
Ths best Btrlotly Freah No. I Eggs, per'
The beet fancy No. I Creamery Butter.
per pound as
No. 1 Country Creamery Butter, lb., a So
Uood lHlry Table Butter, lb. ga
Full Cream Young America, Wlaconxln
Cream or N. Y. White Cheeae. lb. ...800
Imported Koquefort or Invported Hwna
Cheeee, tr Pound 404
Naufohatel Clmeee. special, 1 for....ee
TMB TIOIIilLJ AITS TBTMT
nABHjsf to rag raofui
IS lbs. New Potatoes to the peck.... too
11 Ha. ;oking Apples to the peck..aoe
Wax orwreeu Beans, lb SVe
0 bunchea Kreali I,af Iettuce 6o
1 bum hoe Fresh Badiahes Be
I bunchva Freah Onions ee
4 bunches Freeh Bee la. Cairo ta or Tur-
nlps for se
Ripe Tomato, lb .....So
Hoirie-Orown Callflower, lb, ......... 'so
Freeh Prae, quart 60
t stalks Freah Celery 5e
large Ureen Peppers 60
I bunchee Fresh Parsley ee
LXTMOva i.XMoa lbmobb
Fitra Fanoy Large Juloy Ienune. per
dosen Ue, Sue, 8Se
TRY HAY BEN FIRST
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