Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1916
Chancellor von Bethmann
Hollweg Gives Note to Neu
(CoMiwH trwm hp Onn.)
made possible what hitherto was
"And Hindenburg does not
Military operations progress.
strokes of the sword at the same time
firm foundations for onr economic
needs have been laid. Great stocks
of grain, victuals, oil and other goods
fell into our hands in Roumanta. Their
transport has begun. In spite of
scarcity, we could have lived on out
own supplies, but now onr safety is
Famine Pursues Entente.
'To these great events on land,"
the chancellor continued, heroic
deeds of equal importance are added
by our submarines. The spectre of
famine, which our enemies intended
to appear before us, now pursues them
without mercy. When alter the ter
initiation of the first year of the war
the emperor addressed the nation in
a public appeal, ue said:
"'Having witnessed such great
events, my heart was filled with awe
"Neither our emperor nor our na
tion ever changed their minds in this
respect. Neither have they now. The
genius and heroic acts of our leaders
have fashioned these facts as firm as
iron. If the enemy counted upon the
weariness of its enemy, then it was
The Reichstag, by means of the
national auxiliary war service law,
helped to build a new offensive and
defensive bulwark in the midst of the
great struggle, the chancellor con
' tinned. "Behind the fighting army
stands the nation at work the gigan
' tic force of the nation working for the
"The empire is not a besieged for
tress, as our adversaries imagined, but
one gigantic and firmly disciplined
camp with inexhaustible resources.
That is why the German . empire
wmcn is nnaijr ana iniiniuuy uniicu
with its brothers-in-arms, who have
been tested in battle under the Aua-
tro-Hungarian, Turkish and Bui-
. garian flags.. Not confused by asser
vations, we progressed with firm de
cision and we thus continue our pro
. .. grcss, always ready to defend our
selves and fight for our nation's exia-
tence, for its free future and always
' ready to stretch out our hand for
peace. - ' ''
"Our strength has not made our
ears deaf to our responsibility before
God, before our own nation and be
fore humanity. The declarations for
merly made by us concerning our
, readiness for peace were evaded by
our adversaries. Now we have ad
vanced one step further in this direc
"On August 1, 1914, the emperor
had personally to make the gravest
decision which ever fell to the lot of
a German the order for mobiliza
tion! which he was compelled to give
as a result of the Russian mobiliza
tion. During these long and earnest
t years of the war, the emperor has
- been moved by a single thought: How
peace could be restored to safeguard
Germany after this struggle in which
it had fought victoriously. ,
i s Peace Offer Hade,
"Nobody can testify better to this
than I, who bear the responsibility
for all actions of the government.
In a deep moral and religious sense
of duty towards this nation arid be
yond it, towards humanity, the em
peror now considers that the mo
ment has come for official action to
"Hi majesty, therefore, in complete
, harmony and in common with our
allies, decided to propose, to the hos
tile powers to enter into peace ne-
- gotiations. This morning I trans
mitted a note to this effect to all the
hostile powers, through the represen
tatives of those , powers which, are
watching over our interests and
right in the hostile states. I , asked
the representatives of Spain, the
United States and Switzerland to for
ward that note
"The same procedure has been
adopted today, in Vienna, Constan
tinople and Sofia. Other neutral
states and his holiness the pope have
been similarly informed."
We Raise Question,
After reading the note, the chan
, cellor said: , ' .
"Gentlemen, jn August, 1914, our
enemies challenged the superiority of
power in the world war. Today we
raise the question of peace, "which is
a iiucauun 01 numantry. we await I
the answer of our enemies with that
sereneness of mind which is, guar
anteed to us by our exterior and in- '
terror strength and by our clear
i conscience. , If our enemies decline '.
to end the war, it they wish to take
upon themselves the world's heavy
burden of all these terrors which
hereafter will follow, then even in the
leait and smallest homes every Ger
man heart will burn in sacred wrath'
against our enemies, who are unwill
ing to atop human slaughter, in order
that their plan of conquest and an
nihilation may continue. ,
- Took Fatful Decision.
"In a fateful hour, we took a fate-
Jful decision. God will be the judge.
We can proceed upon our way with
out fear and unashamed. ' We are
ready for ghting and we are ready
. for peace." ,
The chancellor's speech was list
ened to by thronged galleries. The
royal box was crowded. All the am
bassadors and ministers of foreign
governments were in the diplomatic
Amendment to Immigration
Measure Barring Asiatics
Wins, 42 to 14.
JAPS SUBJECT OF DEBATE
Washington, Dec. 12. By a vote of
42 to 14 the senate late today adopted
the committee amendment to the in
migration bill which would exclude
Hindus and other Asiatics without
mentioning them bv name and which
eliminates from the bill all reference
to passport agreements.
Washington. Dec. 12 Di
of Japanese immigration and the sen
ate committee amendment eliminating
an reierence to passport agreements
in the pending immigration bill was
renewed in the senate tnrlav when
Senator Chamberlain offered an
amendment to restore mention of the
reements. He thought elimination,
ncmion oi passoort agreements
would abrogate the Root-Takahira
agreement and leave absolutely no re-
J T : ' .
a.iivuiMis uu Japanese immigration.
The American slogan, he said, miehi
to be "safety first in protecting our
race irora any disintegration.
Senator Smith of South Carolina
denied that failure to mention the
agreement would abrogate it.
Japan is religiously keeping the
agreement and there is nothing to be
gained by the proposal to refer to this
agreement in this bill extent tn ir.
ritate Japan," said he. "You are doing
thing which can onlv anger the na.
tion which is keening this inrrrmrnl
and which doea not give you any ad-
tonal saieguard whatever. ,
'If 'it ia the intent and nilrnnaa nf
the United States to anrnffat a
solemn treaty and disregard our com
pact with another nation, I should not
vote tor it. cut 1 submit that it
should be done onenlv and ahm
board, is such is the intention, and
that Japan should be told that we are
going to exclude them."
that just exactly what we niiorht tn
do," said Senator Works of Califor
nia, "but apparently we are not ready
do that vet.
Senator Phelan of California net'
suaded Senator Chamberlain to with
draw hi amendment and substituted
therefor another amendment tn nm.
vide that nothing in the committee
proposals should be construed to re
peal any existing "treaty or agree
ment" which restricts immigration 1
Senator Smith and other members of
the committee insisted that this pro
posal would be ooen to the same re
jections that were made by Japan to
the original language in the house bilL
Senator Williams of Mississippi de
clared he could not see why such a
tempest in a teapot was being made
and not in another, home ot you
who are shouting loudest now about
Japanese exclusion voted a little while
ago against exclusion of negroes from
this country. You stand around and
raise international complications
about the Japanese, who are higher
civilized than you are. but dare not.
because of local conditions, declare
as to the negro that this is a white
man s country.
"I am alluding not only to western
republicans, but also to northern dem.
ocrats when 1 declare that you are
willing to say 'this is a white man's
country in a way. but please don't
offend the negro voter in my dis
Without a roll call the senate
adopted Senator Phelan's amendment
which provides that nothing in the
act should be construed to repeal any
existing "law, treaty or agreement
which serves to prohibit or restrict
Smyth for Judge;
Wants His Place
SOON READY TO
Governor of Chihuahua Says
He May Help Bun Out
"Proud Saxon Troops."
STBONO ON PATRIOTISM
Over the Tananem mtaatinn nnrtio,,,
larly when Japan had lived up to its
agreement and,, as a government, has
treated us in the best way possible.
"The trouble here with some nf
you," he said, "is that you are willing
to declare the United States to be
white man s country in one instance
(''ram a Staff Correspondent. I
Washington, Dec. 12. (Special Tel
egram.) It is believed hereabouts
rttiat the presence of Arthur Mullen in
Washington is m behalf of L. I.
Smyth's candidacy for a circuit judge-
Ship, in which event Mr. Mullen might
succeed Mr. Smyth in his place as spe
cial attorney in the Department of
Congressman Sloan todav moved
the admissionof Mathew P. Weiss of
Hebron to practice before the supreme
Charles B. Gregory, president of the
American Savings bank of Lincoln, is
m the city. i
r. h. Bross, secretary to Kepre
tentative Sloan, has arrived in Wash'
ington for the short session of con
Fort Worth Stock
I7 .1. T T" 11 T
records have been broken and two
more are likely to be broken before
the end of the present year in the
local live stock market. More hogs
and more horses have been handled
in 1916 than for any other year of the
fourteen years of the market's exist
ence and the cattle receipts and sheep
sales are expected to surpass the rec
ord before January 1.
Hog receipts at the close of busi
ness yesterday totaled 912,000, -as
against 868,333 in 1907, the previous
high year. 1 be horse and mule total
was 74,869. The best previous year
was in 1913, with 56724. Cattle re
ceipts were 2,418,872 and sheep re
1 Contract for Building.
Hastings, Neb., Dec. 12. (Special
Telegram.) The Board of Education
has awarded to C, W. Way and com-
Jiany of this city a contract for plans
or a $125,000 junior high school
building to be erected next spring.
Other buildings to cost $75,OCO will
also be erected next year,
El Paso. Tex.. Dec. 12. General
nrnuuo uonzaiez. orovisional Gov
ernor ot Lhihuahua, declared in his
first proclamation to the people after
the reoccupationof the city by Car-
ranza troops that he would soon be
ready to join the first chief in forcing
the retirement of the American puni
tive expedition. An original copy of
ine printed mannesto. which bears the
date of December 6, was brought here
today trom Chihuahua by a refugee.
General Gonzalez began his procla
mation by saying that the people have
tne ngnt to know the line of action
the Carranza governors intend to pur-
suic wnuc in omce.
Record of Chihuahua.
"The state of Chinuahua, in which
the spark of revolution had so propiti
ous a field and which has always been
so jealous a defender of the rlio-nitv
and cleanness of its institutions, giving
a proverDiai example as a belligerent
liberal in sustaining its sovereiirntv
and integrity and showing so great an
energy in repulsing any tresspass on
its rights, today must lament the dis
grace of seeing its sacred soil dese.
crated by these proud Saxon troops, a
mismnune tnat tne bandit Villa
caused with his deeds at Columbus.
"As these deeds not only injure the
sovereignty of the state, but also of
the country, it is to the central gov
ernment that belongs the solution of
mis cunmci wnicn mreaiens tne na
tion itself, and the resoonsibilitiea thai-
history exacts before the present and
future generations. The patriotic atti
tude of the first chief in the face of
this lamentable incident is well known
to all Mexicans.
Soon Ready for Business.
"His forces have not a single mo
ment ceased to work toward a solu
tion of the same by diplomatic ways,
preserving national pride and. auton
omy. To support its attitude in our
own sphere of action will be always
a satisfaction to the government of
this state, which may soon be ready
to unite its forces to those of the gen
eral government to bring about that
the forces of Pershing's nunitive ex
pedition, so well known but so unjusti-
neo, may withdraw trom the state.
Packers Decide to Pay Fines
For Violating Missouri Law
Washingt-n. Dec. 12. Suoreme
court proceedings in the so-called
Missouri beef trust case here were
No One Can Resist
tlvt rucraatloo of diamonds. They
r tha ferns which charm th
whole world. We shall be glad to
hava you visit u and see diamonds
ot unusual fir and beauty. Set tn
rlnga, pendant, la valUera, pins,
to., thr art thing) ot beauty and
rati joy forever. 8m them if you
plan a gift or an addition to your
own Jrwel cm. ' ,.
15? & DODGE
Wouldn't it be a satisfaction to you to keep the little
feet of some poor child warm in a pair of shoes for the
That is a big call that has come to the Associated Chari
ties. "Many children are actually compelled to stay home
from school because they have no shoes," said Mrs. Doane
of the Associated Charities. "We have spent $6Q0 for shoes
this fall, but the demand is still very great."
Some, of them come in with their cold little feet actu
ally on the ground. Letters are received from others, piti
ful little letters from children whose Christmas would be
made happy even with a pair of shoes.
Here is practical giving, indeed.
Even old shoes that you or your family have discarded
will go a long way to keep the feet of ther poor warm. Or
you can send the money to buy new shoes of send an order on
some shoe store.
' Do it now, for many little feet are waiting to be shod.
Send or bring your offering to Mrs. Doane, Associated
Charities, 1716 Dodge street, or to The Bee.
Town of MiziL on Eailroa.
North of Ploechti, Taken,
RUSS REPORT VICTOREEi
Largest Furniture Salesf loon in Nebraska
sf its-ns Mst.l ; )
I Hmm VJJU WW 11
DR. McKENNEY Sarai
''When yoa wilfully ao around with
nrakeo-down. dncayed teeth or great
Sapa where teeth once were you an
nounoe to the world the loea or your
pride of peraonal appearance. Don't
have people tnlajudre you. Let ui
iix your teetn ana you ll set a ow
Beet Sflvar FBI.
srlp on thlnga.1
Work, Mr tooth,
worth SIS la (2S,
$5, $8, $10
Wa pleaea you ar refund yaur
14th and Faman 1324 Fan
Fhoaa Doualaa 271.
Boat Z2a CaU
ended today when the court, upon re
quest of Armour & Co.. Swift & Co.,
the Hammond Packing comoanv and
others, dismissed the packers' appeals
from Missouri decrees assessing $25,
000 fines for all violation of the state
Major Johnson of
Fort Robinson Dead
Alliance, Neb., Dec. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Major C. P. Johnson of
Fort Robinson was taken suddenly ill
at a hotel here today and died this
evening. Heart disease was the cause
of death. He leaves a wile.
Vessel' in Distress;
Call for Assistance
Boston, Dec. 12. A radio message
stating that the steamer Grilse was
sinking fast off Cape Race was picked
up by one of the wireless stations on
the New England coast tonight. The
message said: "Steamer Grilse off
Cape Race, latitude 43.40 north, longi
tude 64.50 west. Sinking fast. Im
mediate danger. Send help."
The name Grilse does not appear in
the maritime register.
Persistence is the Cardinal Virtue
(Aeaoelated Prraa War Summary.)
The Teutonic advance in caster
Wallachia is continuing with the Rot
manians apparently seeking to tak
up a derensivetline along tne cuzei
river nearv the southern boundary o
their northern province of Moldavia
Petrograd teports the failure of Ten
tonic attacks along the Moldavia!
frontier and" in certain Wallachiai
sectors, notably northeast of Ploecht
where the Austro-German forces ar
pressing towards the Buzeu.
New activity has been develope
by the Germans on the Franco-Be)
gtan front. They attacked last eve
ning on the edge of Des Loges wood
south of the Somme sector, but ac
cording to Paris, were checked am
driven out of portions of advened
positions which they had occupied.
The British foreign office under tht
new foreign secretary, A. J. Balfoui
is occupying itself with the Greel
problem, regarding which announce
ment was made yesterday that stepi
were being taken in an effort to read
avery radical solution.
Snow at Geneva.
Geneva, Neb., Dec 11. (Special.',
A slight snow fell last night am
the mercury stood at five above zen
KAISER NOTIFIES HIS ARMY.
Generals Told to Continue Fighting
; : - Until Offer U Accepted.
London, Dec. 12. (4:04 p. m.) A
Central News dispatch from Amster
dam says it is announced officially
in Berlin that Emperor William ha
informed his commanding generals
of Germany' peace offer and has
Informed, them it is atill uncertain
whether the offer will be accepted.
Until that uncertainty is ended, the
mestage says, they are to fight on.
ihe message is quoted a follows:
'Soldiers: la agreement with the
sovereigns of my allies and with the
consciousnes of victory I have made
an offer of peace to the enemy.
Whether it will be accepted is still
. ' Until that momuit arrives you Will
fight on." . . ,
Omahh Home Furnlthing Htadquarter
Beautiful Sheffield Silverware
Beaton & Laier
showings are satit
and prices decided
ly under the market
Tea Caddy... $5.00
Coffee Pot. . .18.00
Chocolate Pot $6.50
Tea Kettle and
Nut Bowl. . .$6.00
Bon Bon Dishes,
Tea Strainer $2.50
13-In. Trays, $6.50
16-In. Trays... $10
18-In. Tray. . .$14
Vase... $4 and $6
On np to $18.00
Fern Diih. . . .$8.00
Jewel Case. . .$4.50
Candle Stick $3.50
Finger Bowls, $5.00
Jug.. $6 to $12.50
Syrup Pitcher. . .$5
Salt and Pepper
For the Entire
1 1. w"!!'
1 Punky Dunks, Animal,
Flower and Vegetable
Children, Mother Goose
and Quackey Doodle
And many others.
Art Naadlawork Third Floor.
Laces for Less
Val laces, both French .
and German, one to
two and one - half
inches wide, 15c and
20c qualities, Wed
nesday, 10c a yard.
Also a very large and choice
selection of French and
German Val for Be yard.
No End of ; . ;,
From the Specialty Shop
On the Second Floor.
Days art? '
Only 10 y
of Likeable Sentiment.
A Dainty Gift
' Most women" would ap
preciate a camisole,
as they are necessary
for wear with sheer v
blouses. Very attrac
tive styles in messa
line, Italian s i 1 ks,
Georgette crepe, net and
laces, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $5.
Corset Section Third Floor.
fine Silk Lisle
Hose, Special, 39c
An exceptionally good
number with double
heels, soles and toes;
garter tops, 39c pair.
COTTON HOSE, made of in
destructible yarn, a number that
will give splendid wear. 39c pair
Bath Robes, from
Silk Petticoats, $3.95
Packed la Holiday Boxes.
The Presentation of Gloves
at Christmas Is Never Amiss
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING STILL CONTINUES
Ana ewr IndleaUon la that tt will eontinoe antU STRING, aa far aa COAL la eoa
aerned. At an rai axpenee to ounelvaa wa have laeaaadaa in eecurliu I a
r"'"'?2L.SErKT,iL " CADES and SIZES. We ara to pUloa to
live jou PROMPT DELIVERY at a fairly REASONABLE PRICE.
BUY NOW A WORD TO THE WISE
wh"r freest ttoek la aihaaated. there b na talllnr what wa will hate ta
par to ravlaee It Thar, la na doubt bat what prieee will have to again ha advanced.
wa unar na rauewtof Graded at Prices (Uvea aWlaw.
ROSEWOOD Hard Coal for faraacaa and
hot water plantei wUI hold, lira lor 24
WHITE ASH LUMP 0 Eft
RADIANT All eiaaa far aH tQ nfl
porpoooa. Par ton... ;..,70.UU
ILLINOIS LUMP, EGG AND 7 Crt
NUTi toad aaelltri par tea....f lW
CHEROKEE NUT Lam aWaaaatfc aba.
wvi eoraaaieob rar
I traw- vmt. .a,...,.,.,,, fJU.VV
.eeMa't'6T0Aw W 'h " ntlxtore for ataaai par-
ROSENBLATT CUT PRICE COAL CO.
SPECIALTY," all' abaa,'
IOWA NUT, wall
The Steinway is the
world's Best Piano, not a
musical experiment; but a
perfect instrument that is'
honored by music lovers
the world over. The Stein
way is easily the peer of
any piano on earth.
Call and inspect our com
plete line of Steinway
Pianos before you select
issued for any amount
redeemable in any
section of the store.
It's a mark of wise se
lection and good judg
ment to give a GLOVE
is no chance for confu
sion. as to style and col
or, no needless worry on
your part, and no ques
tion as to a certificate's
reception It's always
A good Cape, Mocha or
Washable Kid Glove
. will be very accept
able ; $1.75 a pair.
Trefousse French Gloves
are sold here exclusively.
Ready With the Gift Things HE Will Like
rancy auipendars - Crown
make, each pair in a Christ
mas box, 50c, 75e and $1.00.
Garters in holiday boxes, Paris,
Boston and ivory, all colors,
Terms If Desired
Your old piano accepted
as part payment.
of Steinway, Weber, Steger
& Sons, Hardman, Emer
son, McPhail, Lindeman
& Sons, and our own
sweet-toned Schmoller &
Mueller Piano, sold at Fac-tory-to-Home
you $100 to $200; also
Aeolian Duo-Art and Pia
Schmoller & Mueller
1311-13 Farnam St.,
25c and 50c.
Give him a pair of gloves or a
Glove Bond ; mocha or glace,
silk lined or unlined, gray,
tans, black and white; $1.50
to $3.00 a pair.
Outinr' Flannel Sleeping Gar
ments, Pajamas, Pajuniuns and
Night Shirts, all cat full and
long, garments made with hood
and pockets for feet for out
door sleeping. Universal, Fault
less and Brighton; sizes 15 to
20, a complete line of silk, mad
ras and muslin for those who
don't care for the flannel.
at Special Prices
For Wednesday and Thursday
thee interesting values
Linen Pillow Cases,
I $2.89 a pair.
$8.75 Hand - Embroidered
Madeira Napkins, $7.50
In Personally Conducted Parties
Thro' Scenic Colorado
TU the "See America" way, the Burlington's all-year way, the way by day
light through Denver, the Pike's Peak region, the Royal Gorge and Salt Lake
City. For over twenty-five years it has been the way of the Burlington's
widely known personally conducted Tourist Sleeper Parties. The geography
of this route, its scenic grandeur, its high-class service all combine to make
it a powerful magnet to attract trans-continental travel
See Western America right! Go one way via Denver, Scenic Colorado, the other via
Portland and Seattle. Link together these two main-traveled routes with the ocean
or rail tour between San Francisco and Portland ! Tht Burlington's folder map, or the
undersigned, will show you what a sweeping, scenic and educational tour of the
mighty West you can make, if you see to it that yoiir ticket reads "Burlington"
and you join one of these Personally Conducted Parties.
FROM OMAHA DAILY 4:20 P. M.
J. B. Reynolds, C P. 16th and Farnam.
Tel. D. 1238, D. 3580.
Powered by Open ONI