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IRISH STEW FOR SOLDIERS ' n? Z 7TXr"??.Ti Suffragists Cross the Continent
unU'kflr ituna mounted on the bow ami j
American Agent Lands Large Con
tract Because Tin Cans Make
Good Hand Grenades.
SALESMEN SWARMING IN EUROPE
(Oorrofipondrnce of tho AsuoclatPd rrrxs.)
PARIS. Oct. 9 The American airent.
drawn by the liwe of war contracts and
the exceptional demand for American
Roods In all line, la bpcomln one of the
most familiar flRurc of tendon
nnd the other war capitals of Kuroie.
He Ih taking the place of the American
pleasure tourist, who has almost disap
peared rrom tne scene, aim trie cnannci ( hut so far
boats, the (treat hotels aod the boiilc-1 svmpnthetlc ear.
stern. Abone this hull were the hnsc
air-planes. In two alternate scibs, one
above the other, so :is to irtt'li the "nir
billow." The specifications wcr eiuallv
drtalled, Inclndlnv several hitli powt r
enplncs. The arrangement! of the planes
and the construction as a whole had the
approval of an Influential aeronautic
society In America, but the British and
French air epert were skeptical, some
of them declarlnK that what was pre
sented on paper could not be carried
out In actual flliiht, notwithstanding the
i offer made to build the craft and send
! It nti a tHnl inVBira Imf.irp liiiiktnff m
contract. It was thought that recent
Zeppelin raids intent Inspire officials to
take up this novel nlr project ns an off-
they have not lent a
to Present Petition to Wilson
varda now have a anolly quota of Amer
icans telling their stories and rrlatinR
their latest experiences in (ie.rlin, wilh
officials over war supplies. Tht y aie "
tho audacious and adventurous type and
prepared on short notice to talk In roim I
millions on a contract for horses, huhs, ;
munitions or supplies of any kind.
Two of the new typo of war contrsctor
chanced to meet at the Orand hotel the
other day, and after the usual ftreetins
and Inquiries about home, one of them i
asked the other: I
"AVhat Is your line?" j
"Dolnx any business?" 1
"Kine; Just closed a big cont.-act with
the military people for a war ration."
"What kind of a war ration?"
"Well, we call It Irish stew In America, ;
but over here, since the war bc(tan, I am '
railing it a war ration, and it has caught
on fine. AVe take a certain portion of
meat good first-class meat and no poor j
stuff and add a nortion of rice a nortinn '
of onions, a portion of carrots, with sea
soning, that, you see, makes a fine Irish
stew, but; as I say, over here we call It
a war ration."
"And what do you think?" he went on.
"We put up that stew In one-pound t'-n
cans, and after thty cat the Iiih Mow
they're going to use the tin cans ior
hand grenades. Now, that's a fact, and
that's where our goods appealed to thc.so
military people the most tho double uso
they could get out of them first as a
war ration and then as a hand grenade,
and that's what closed the contract."
This wag told In all seriousness and was
not a story of "the road," so that there
Is every reason to expect that Irish stew
made in America will soon be nourishing
allied troops and afterward serving them
as a receptacle for explosives to offset
liquid fire, asphyxtattng gas and other
The group of Amercan traveling men
had considerably enlarged while this talk
was going on, and one of the newcomers
"I've got something that beats your
Irish stow, but those people at the Lon
don war office wouldn't adopt it." ,
Won Id Bell Steel Cloves.
He drew from his pocket a wad of pli
able metal that gradually unfolded itself
into tho form of a perfect glove. It was
made of minute links of ateel, much as a
woman's link purse Is made, so that the
linked steel glove fitted to the hand and
waa flexible to all Its movements.
' "Have you noticed." he explained,
"that the wounded India troops in the
streets of London invariably have their
right hand in a sling? That ts because
the Indian fighter, when he rushes a
German trench, grabs the German bayo
nets as they're thrust at him, and when
the bayont Is Jerked back It cuts an
ugly double-edged wound in the Indian's
hand. That's why half the In Han troops
are in hospital with wounded hands.
"Now It was to meet Just such a con
dition and keep the Indian on the fir
ing line that we got up this steel-linked
glove. With that on his hand an Indian
an Jump in a trench and grab a bayo
net, with no danger of a wcunded hand.
But somehow those war office people
woundn't see it; they're standing In thlr
own light, for every one of those gloves
would have kept an Indian soldier at the
Hard to Reach RIkM Man.
It appears to be the concensus of opin
ion among the commercial men that it
is very hard to do business with the
average Kuropean official. First the
bureau systems make on endless amount
of circumlocution and red tape, and it
is difficult to find out who is the of
ficial who has the real decision. And
after that tho travelers say that hide
bound conservatism stands in the way
of the adoption of anything outside of
old, well-understood models, many of
which are out of date. Xhey tell many
strange experiences in their efforts to
reach the right people.
"I was told," said one of the travelers,
"that an Introduction from prominent '
people was necessary to get you any
attention. One firm advertised in Ixm
don that they could furnish the right
kind of introductions. I looked them up
and found they were house agents. Then
1 heard that the Puke of could
give the sort of letter required. k I
managed to see him, and tuld him that
in AmeVicft we were able to tell a custo
mer when we saw one, and I was so
unxlous to see what a British customer
looked like that I Would be willing to
spend ll.uOo dollars to have one Intro
duced to me. The duke said he would
be glad to Introduce the very man who
had the final signing of contracts for
my line of goods, and would bring him
to mo In two days. I waited anxlously
the second day, but he did not come, and
I have been waiting ever since. But the
duke can do It If he wants to, there is
Wanted tu Be Overcharged.
Another representative of an extensive
American Industry related the following
"An artillery harness for six horses Is
being furnished to one of the belllgei
t nt governments for 'M. The contract
was first let as a whole to an American
agent at that net price. But as the i
agent was not in the liurncsa busint-sts j
this being only one of many war con
tracts he sublet it to another contra' tor,
who made a specialty in horses, but not
in harness, so that he in turn aublrt
the contract to us. New I was able to
KQ to these government people and say
to them that I would furnish this six
horse artillery harness at Instead
of lZ.fi, and also would give them our
Hi-si grade of harness it stca oiif the
third Krade they are getting. Why It
was Jimt like offering a m.tn fc-old sov
ereigns. But do you know, they would
not listen to me. No, they wire lr
fectly satisfied to pay i'-' and it did
not appeal to them In the least to hear
fhey could tot somethinn better for
118. That's what they cull conserva
tism. Can you beat It?"
Arrlal Cruiser Rejected.
One of the most remarkable propi
tious put before the ullled governments
was for an aerial cruiser, supported by
even gigantic air-planes, with a crew
of sevsn men, carrying 350 fifty-iH.und
dynamite bombs, guaranteed t' fly from
the French frontier to Beriln ana bade
or no sale. This was worked out
-Um utmost detail, with blue pilots
A French literary man fell .n with one
of the new order of American commer
cial men the other ninlit, and asked him
If he had eeen the sights of Tsris.
"Yes," he said, "but 1 find that the
police have closed most of the slxhls."
"Oh, no," snid his literary friend, "the
real sights of T'nris, the monument n. are
always open the Pantheon, Notre Dame,
tho Invalldes, the Madeleine and the
"Ah, yes, 1 have seen the Umr
"Thoroughly?" said the French honime
des letters in surprise, recalling the lnb
rlnthinn vastness of the I.ouvre collec
tion, "and how long did It take you?"
"Fully an hour," was the reply, whit h
linji left the Frenchman pusxled ever
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Ship Inverkip Hits
NEWPORT NEWS. Vs., Pec. 8. Cap
tain Olassen of the British steamer Inver
kip. which went Into dry dock here for
rcsh repairs today, says he believes he
accidentally rammed a submerged sub
marine while passing out the Straits of
Gibraltar on November 6.
The Inverkip, from Valencia to Norfolk
In ballast to load coal, was about one
hDur's run from Gibraltar when there ;
w as a great shock. The ship s orncers
saw nil rise to the surface, and this, with
tho fact that a long diagonal dent was
made In tho bottom of the Inverkip, leads
Captain Glassen to believe he struck a
Several holes were torn In the Inverklrj'.i
ballast tanks, and but for extremely calm
weather Captain Glassen. believes his ship
would have sunk immediately. Tho
cteamer returned to Gibraltar, where tem
porary repairs were made.
After travelling all the way from San
Francisco to New York l'n an autombllu
and gathering 600,tKJ0 signatures to a
suffrage petition, Miss Frances Jolllffe
and Mrs. Sara Bartl Field are to go to
Hers Suits Me.'
Economy Prices on Fine Suits and Overcoats
lorday-The Serg Clothing Co.
Offer a Hemarkab'e Variety of High-Grade
Suits and Overcoats at
13J3 and SfeU 7QO
Washington where they will preaent ton
petition to President Wilson. Miss Jol
llffe, - ho hallu from California, and Mrs.
Field, whoso home is In Oregon, made the
transcontinental trip In a little less than
Churches Will Pray
for Peace in Europe
NEW YORK, Deo. 3-The Federal
Council of the churches of Curlst in
America announced tonight that It had
designated the week of January 2 to 9,
inclusive, as a "week of prayer," when
prayers fr the restoration of peace In
Europe will be offered throughout the
Thirty church bodies form the council.
The "week of prayer" also has the en
dorsement of the Evangelical alliance of
the United States.
Monastir Fallen is
Reported Once Again
LONDON, Dec. 3. Monastir has fallen,
according to an Athens dispatch to the
An Athens dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company, dated Thurrday
night, says it is reported in Athena but
not yet officially confirmed, that Mon
astir surrendered Wednesday to a Joint
mission of Germans, Austrians and Bulgarians,
SEVENTY IRISHMEN EVADE
THE RECRUITING OFFICERS
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3. Seventy
irishmen arrived here today from New
Zealand on the steamer Moana, reporting
Oifflculties in getting away.
"Conscription virtually is in force
there," said P. I.. O'Sullivan. one of them.
' Every man who can enlist has to do so.
He is driven to it. Employers lay men
off or reduce wages.
"When we were aboard the Moana gov
ernment officials came to question us.
We all stuck to the story that we were
going to England to enlist. That was
just our little Irish Joke. We are going
to make. our homes in California."
O'Sullivan said Kixty-flve Irishmen left
New Zealand the preceding week on the
steamer. Niagara, which went to Van
couver by way of Honolulu.
Fourth Son Born
to Emperor and
Empress of Japan
TOKIO, Dee. 3. Empress SsdnUo of
Japan gave birth to a boy at 7:3) o'clock
This is the fourth son born to the em
peror and empress of Japan. The other
children are Hlrohito Mlehinamiya, Un
crown prince, born In 1IW1; Vashuhlto
Atsunomlya, born in and Nobuhlto
Terunomlya, born in JfK-G.
NEBRASKA'S PROTEST WILL BE
ADDED TO THAT OF DAKOTA
MNCOlN, Dec. S. (SpecUil.) The Ne
braska Railway commission will Join
with the South Dakota Railway com
mission In signing a protest on a motion
for intervention before the JnlcrHtaio
Commerce conmltuion In n complaint
filed by the Kansas City Millers' cluh
against the Santa Fe railroad, alleging
a discrimination against Interstate traffic
In several slater because of the establ
ment of minimum weight on grain and
grain products of less than 40,000 pounds.
Different state commissions have been
Invited to meet at Pierre. December 8. to
dlr.cuss the matter and arrange for a
joining together so that the protest may
Former Actor Gives
Talk on Shakespeare,
Students of the college and high school
departments of Crelghton university yes
terday afternoon heard C. K. Griffith of
Cincinnati, formerly an actor with Booth,
and Harrott, in a discourse on Shake
speare. The lecture Is termed "Shnke-
siienreans" by Mr. Griffith, and consisted !
of on historical sketch of r-h-i kespeare s
plays, with extratts and notable passages
from the more Important works. Mr.
Griffith, although bli lower limb". ar
almost totally paralysed from a fall sus- 1
tsined on shipboard years ago. Rave a
fine interpretation of the famous genius' 1
works and mdea decided Impression on
his hearers, llo Is traveling across the
continent giving flmllar lectures In
They ar- uiostlv broken lines from our regular stocks that sold Irom
S1S.OO to $25.00
They are the sma'tes: styles, correct in the latest weaves, colors and
patterns, and arc the highest standard of quality, and we believe, without
doubt, tha very best va'us to be had in town
These many hundred garments are divided into two lots at two spe
Suits and Overcoats
That Sold Up to $20.00 -
Suits and Overcoats
That Sold Up to $25.00
STATE TREASURER MAKES
REPORT OF FUNDS ON HAND
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 3. (Special.) Accord
ing to the monthly report o. State Treas
urer Hall, there was on hand In the
stnte treasury at tho close of 'business
November HO, 1,IM.708X, as against
1.2Rr.,l."..29 the previous month, a falling
off of $W,44ti.'.l4.
Receipts for the month were t248,49.Tt
and the disbursements were M:8,S7.6.
INCREASE IN EXPORT OF
LINSEED OIL TO HOLLAND
IX.'DON. Dee. 3 Lord Robert Cecil,
tinder secretary for foreign affairs ad
mitted in the House of Commons this
evening that there has been a large In
crease in the export of oil from England
to Holland, but he claimed that since
the formation of the coalition govern
ment no linseed oil had been exported
from this country.
The question was raised by Sir Henry
Dalzlel, who urged the government to
declare oil contraband and said that
much oil, especially linseed oil from
which glycerine could be made, was
reaching Germany through neutral countries.
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Is it a PIANO or a PLAYER PIANO
For Christmas this Year?
Jlave you finally decided to make your home musical
not only Christmas day, but every day for years to come,
by having a Iladdorff Piano or Player Piano?
Perhaps you have postponed buying from
month to month or from year to year for
various reasons and you are still without the
pleasures that a piano alone can give.
Come in and talk it over with us. We will show you
how easy it is to buy the Braudeis way..
DYS0N HEADS LIVE STOCK
CHICAGO. 111., Dec. 3.
son of fprliv.-field, HI
Dr. O. K. Dy
president of the I'nlted States Live
Stock Sanitary association at the closing
meeting of the organization last night,
other officers elected were John J.
Ffrguson. Chicago, secretary-treasurer;
Dr. C. A. Carey, Auburn. Ala., first
vice president; Dr. W. J. Hutler. Helena,
Mont., second vice president; Dr. C. H.
Stange, Ames, la., fourth vice president.
BIRTHDAY OF AUSTRIAN
EMPEROR IS OBSERVED
MKKLIN, Dec. 3 tp.y Wireless X" Sh--ville.
The ixty-seventh anniversary of
' the accession of Kmperor Francis Joseph
to ttie throne was celebrated through-
rut the Auatru-ilungar'.an monarchy to
t'ay with solemn services In the rhurchei
ard patriotic meetings for the benefit
of relief funds.
Brandeis Piano Department
Specials From Sweetland for
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B TODAY Kant Presentation i
mus-ns-Tr moirT XT H
A)) Sizes for Men and Young Men
is urged to our showing: of imported weaves in Kuits at
$30, $35 and $40
and the wonderfully fine model and qualities in silk and natin
lined Overcoat at
$30 io $30
Black and Oxford Silk Lined Chesterfields, $15 to $30
Boys' Overcoat Sale
We liave 7(! boys' overcoats, lioken lots, from our lines
that sold up to sfti.00 Chineliillas, Scotch and English
Tweeds, medium and long lengths, with big shawl or mili
tary collars. Sizes are from 'J'o to !) years. Your choice of
these eofits Saturday at
Special suit values at $3.85 and $5.00.
Two pairs full lined trousers with each suit.'
Shirts, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Hat.? Caps.
Many Holiday Novelties.
Christinas trade is crowded into every section of this store.
There has never been a time when real values in useful gifts
were so carefully selected. This is a year of useful gifts, and
this is the store where you can get them at a great saving.
in all the newest coloring and
NEW CLOTH CAPS
81.O0. $1.50 nd $2.00
SJ.SO and 83.00
60c aul 75c caps nf)
11.00 and $1.60 caps
Coney caps. . . .
French Seal . , .
H lid son Sp1..
Genuine Seal 810.00
Alaska Seal $15.00
Alaska Seal $20.00
Some "xtra good values at
SI. 00 and $1.50
Soft and pleated bosoms French
or mnrclird cuff.
only tho pood kinds that are plea.i- '
Ins; and comfortable
S1.00. S1.50 and $2.00
Two-piece garments, 60c, ie, $1.00
i'trect gloves 50 to 33.00
Drees glovet....S1.0O to $3.50
Leatherette gloves, ...50 to 81
Fancy Jer8ey sweaters. .. .82.00
Shawl collar. Jumbo sweaters,
at $3.50. 85.00. 87.50
Bans, Trunks and f'aset at Rea
TODAY Last lreentatlon
If DA NOHTII I1HON.
Msts. Tharsdsy, starts AXZi WEEK
THE THIRD DEGREE
A Tlw st 98o. All ts Bsssrvsd
OMAHA'S VHT SHOW BASlOAIM
Bsxt Wnk-THI YANKED HUSTLE
A Rippln- Oood Comsdy.
"THE FAMILY STAIN"
Special Fresh Black Wnl
i. ut Taffy, lb 25
Our Home-Made Cocoa
nut Balls, rolled in pecan
nuts. Vanilla and chocolate.
Cream Peanut Nuggets,
vanilla, strawberry and
ehocohite. Special, lb. 15
Our Delicious Pompeian
Clio'olate Bitter Sweets
and Swiss Style Milk Cho
colates, nut and fruit. cen
ters. Saturday, lb. box 29
SjK'eial Fresh Maple Con
fections Caramels, Cocoa
nut Halls, Maplo (Jems and
Majde Penochio, sjecial
Saturday, lb 20
Special 1 1 o in o - M a d e
Cocoanut Fude, vanilla,
maple and chocolate. Pound
HIPP All beats 10
,B1 X,sst Timss Todsy
"Th Oentlsn.sn rrom Indlsns"
By Booth Tsrklnatom.
Th Bsst of VsndsylUs.
matixi:k today, a: is
Curtain Tonight 8 Sharp
Next Week ll,AX('HK HIX(J
OMAHA'S rOB CBITTEU"
i DaJly Mats.. lS.39.60s
11.4 TJ.u Bsrt Br
L8SI lin.o, mat. ivua .B
Tnflnn Jirr Plrknl
C1IKVKNNK. ')'., !''. S A .iu'v
wMciiretl tttdjiv to trv Kdwurd 11.
.;,,,! Trafton on a rhsrKe of havinif held up
flltl IVtHT.l ...... ......
ciachcs iu YelloWiiLOiiM lark, July ID. lull. I
Cut Flower Depanment
A larjre display of Christmas Decorations. Hoses,
Carnations and Violets, at social prices.
Where the Omaha Bee
' OEM IX)VAL
AKDOH IVY PAIiACK
t,anrot- TONITE eTo
al Contlnnlng- Ino. Wast Sat. Mat.
Will J. Kennedy, Cm Ma ds o,
jaok Miliar, and c JPSI BtUnM
TaJi' Dim Matins Wask JDays.
Today, Kiddlas aCralnr.
10:341 to Moon,
5o Cbildrsa bo
5 K.als Tatty's Tln-Typa Tang-la
l to 11 r. M.
"(Illvr Tht-saas Among- ths CK)ld."
'Tomorrow, tb Smashing; War
"THE STATION'S PEBIl."
THIRD BIG WEEK
Ji pi Performance Tonight
ol Speaks for Itself!
Still Playing to Crowded Routes.
D.W. Griffith's World Sensation,
THE OMAHA HKE
THE 110MF. PAPFK.
i 1 MA." 1 ri UtUia
br (luiit lirlco trrliniaM.
A rut. 1 r Hr.n . Tit, Alu.ou.lt
' HIIIKIM TV." ictojij I
prt H.m iuIihiIcbI Uiama.
"Antnillr.l TardMin Irawiuica
V. w Y .rk
New Omaha Dancing Academy
ATVBDAT BTSBTBrO. SZO. 4.
rormsrly Doaglas Audi tori am, ITU
Dong-la Btroat. AOMISSIOai Soo
People Saw It th
First Two Weeks!
You Can't Afford
to i.iiss It!
A man told na last aijrht that h
bad drivsa 100 milas to tfcu.
pirtara, and that "SI OVK, XT
WAS WOBTH XTI"
Mat. lail), 2:15; Kveuing, 8:15
Matinees, 25c to SI
Evenings, 50c to $2
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