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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 31. 1916.
OF THE KAISER
(ContlnMd from Pmtm One.)
suggested a conference; France pro
posed an international commission
the emperor of Russia asked the Ge
man emperor to go to arbitration, and
Russia and Austria-Hungary came to
an understanding on the eve of the
conflict. But to all these efforts tier
many gave neither answer nor effect
uelgium was mvaaea .cy an cm
nire which had guaranteed her neu
trality and which had the assurance-
to proclaim that treaties were scraps
of paper' and that 'necessity knows
Rest on "War Map."
"At the present moment these
sham offers on the part of Germany
rest on the war map of r.urope alone
which represents nothing more than
a superficial and passing phase of the
situation and not the real strength
of the belliaerents. A peace con
eluded upon these terms would be
only ' to the advantage of the ag
gressors, who. after imagining that
they would, reach their goal in two
months, discovered after two years
that thev could never attain it.
"As for the future, the disasters
caused by the German declaration of
war and the innumerable outrages
committed by Germany and her al
lies against both belligerents and neu
trals. demand penalties, reparation
and guarantees. Germany avoids
mention of any of these.
Object of Overtures.
"In reality these overtures made by
the central powers are nothing more
than a calculated attempt to influence
the futur,c course of the war and to
end it hy imposing a German peace.
The object of these overtures is to
create dissension in public opinion
in the allied countries. But that pub
lic opinion has, in spite of au the sac
rificea endured by the allies, already
eiven its answer with admirable tirm
ness and has denounced' (he empty
pretense of the declaration of - the
"They have the further object of
stiffening public opinion in Germany
and in the countries allied to her
one and all severely tried by their
losses, worn out, by economic pres
sure and crushed by 'the supreme ef
fort which has been imposed upon'
their inhabitants. - -
Endeavor to Deceive.
. "They endeavor to deceive and in
timidate. public opinion in neutral
countries whose' inhabitants have long
since made up their minds where the
i initial respofisibilties lie and are far
too enlightened to favor -the designs
of uermany. by abandoning the at
fense of human freedom... ..
; "Finally, these overtures attempt to
justify m advance, m the eyes; of the
world! a tew; series of crimes sub
marine warfare, deportations) forced
labor and forced enlistment of the in
habitant against-their own country,
nri unlatmna .if ni)tpalitv '
. "Fully conscious. of the. gravity qf
this moment, but equally con scions; of
its requirements, the allied govern
mfnts,cloac!y united to one another
and in perfect sympathy with, their
peoples, -refuse to, consider, -a pro-
posal.,wiiich u empty, and, insincere.
Must Have Securities.
"Once again the allies declare that
no peace is possible so long as they
have not secured, reparation for vio
lated rights ana liberties, the recog
nition of the principles of nationalities
and , of the free existence of small
states, so long as they have not
brought about a settlement calculated
to end once and for all forces which
have-constituted a perpetual 'menace
to the nations and to afford the only
effective guarantee for the future se
curity of the world." ; v
' Belgium First to Suffer.
'"In conclusion the allied powers
thin It it necessary to put forward the
following considerations- which show
the special situation of Belgium after
two and half years of war. , In vir
tue of the international treaties signed
by five great European powers, of
whom Germany was one, Belgium en
joyed before the war a special status,
rendering her territory inviolable and
placing her, under the guarantees of
the powers, outside all European con
flicts. She was, however, in, spite of
these treaties the first to suffer the
aggression of Germany. For this
reason the Belgian government think
it necessary to define the aims which
Belgium has never ceased to pursue
while fighting side by side with the
entente powers' for right and justice.
Belgium always has scrupulously
fulfilled the duties which her neutral
ity impeded upon her. She has taken
up arms to defend her independence
and her neutrality violated by Ger
many and to show, that she remains
faithful, to, her international obliga
tions. What Belgium. Aska. -' --
nn jk t a.... lou u.
VI U(uai, Ill mi:
Reichstag the German chancellor ad
mitted this aggression constituted an
injustice contrary to the laws of na
tions and pledged himself in the name
of Germany1 to repair it. ' During two
and -a half years this injustice has
been cruelly aggravated by the pro.
ccedmgs of the occupying forces,
which have exhausted the resources
of the. country ruined its industries,
devastated its towns and villages and
For Grip, Influenza
How to keep well
Wear warm clothing wool
next the skin is best
Keep the feet dry4 wool
aocka are better than silk.
! nhrt'f atanA nn fhar afi-oat
comers keep moving.
Keep out of drafts avoid
Keep ''Seventy-seven" handy
and take at first cbill or shiver
to get best results.
"Seventy-seven is for sale
at all drug stores, 25c, or
' Medical. Book Mailed Free.
Humphreys Honpeo. Mcdlcina Co-lSS
have been responsible for innumer
able massacres, executions and impris
"At this very moment, while Ger
many is proclaiming peace and hu
manity to the world, she is deporting
Belgian citizens by thousands and re
ducing them to slavery.
"Belgium before the war asked for
nothing but to live in harmony with
her neighbors. Her king and her gov
ernment have but one aim the re-establishment
of peace and justice. But
they only desire peace which would
secure to their country legitimate
reparation, guarantees and safeguards
for the future."
Plan Under Way to Split
Hastings. Neb, Dec. M CSnec.ial
Telegram.) It has developed here
that there is a well-defined movement
on foot to split the Nebraska State
leachers Association into two or
According to the proposed plan the
state association would be divided
B. F.. Hendricks of Wahoo and A. A.
Welch of Wayne, vice presidents; A.
G. Ellick of Omaha, secretary; Ray
mond Crossman of Omaha treasurer;
Anan Raymond of Omaha, member of
the executive council.
The two days' meeting closed with
a banquet at the Hotel Fontenelle
last evening, at which Dr. Pound and
the surviving members of the consti
tutional convention of 1875, who
were here for the session as the
guests of honor.
For New Standard.
A three years' fight in the Ne
braska State Bar association ended
yesterday morning when, after a
heated debate, the members of the
body rushed through a resolution for
presentation to the state legislature
favoring a three years' law school
education and a previous four years'
high school course for applicants for
admission to the state bar.
It was a victory for the younger
set of lawyers, as many attorneys of
th nM Ephnnl nnnnpri Kuril a rn-
into eastern and western associations. itmn nn ih- grounds that it dis-
It is argued that the programs as (j th n.ra11.rl "nonr
now arranged are too extensive and hoy" an(i prevented him acquiring a
could be well cut in half as far as,aw office e(ucation and then taking
the benefit derived is concerned.
There would be plenty of money to
handle two programs of merit, it is
Before another meeting of the state
association it is believed that plans
tor dividing the organization will be
Dakota State Tax Laws
Sioux Falls. S. D.. Dec. 30. The
South Dakota supreme court toiay
decided the state tax laws under
which express companies are taxed is
Child Chokes to Death.
Beatrice. Neb.. Dec. 30. (Special
Telegram.) The 2-ycar-old son of
Lambert rntzen. a farmer living
northeast of town, choked to death
Friday night on a piece of candv.
which lodged in its windpipe. Sur
geons cut the child's throat and in
serted a tube to get air to its lungs,
but their efforts were unsuccessful.
Fine Residence Burns.
Fairbury, Neb.. Dec. 30. (Special
Telegram.) The beautiful residence
belonging to Thad Mendenhall in the
eastern part of the city, was practi
cally destroyed by fire at noon today.
The origin of the fire is attributed
to a defective flue. Owing to a
frozen fire plug, the city department
was delayed in turning water on the
blaze until it had gained considerable
headway. Neighbors managed to save
considerable household effects. The
building was fully insured.
People Should Shun
(CoattaiMd from Pm Om.)
clothes, figured 20 pence to be about
the just compensation, whereas if the
bruise was on an unprotected part
of his body, where it was exhibited to
the public gaze, he must have 40
pence. ,. .
First Compensation Law.
Dr. Pound likened this primitive
method of rewarding injured persons
to the modern workmen's compensa
tion law and declared that it was
the only parallel in legal history.
An address bv ludire Charles B.
Letton on the subject, "The Author
ship of the Slocumb Law," preceded
ur. found s address.
Officers of the association for the
ensuing year were elected as follows:
frank M. Mall ot Lincoln, presi
dent; Luke H. Cheney of Stockville.
the examination for admission to the
The resolution as drawn up by the
committee on legal education, of
which Judge S. H. Sedgwick was
chairman, did not have incorporated
in it the clause specifying a three
years' law school education. J. J.
Thomas of Seward proposed the sub
stitute clause, which was pushed
through despite spirited opposition.
A motion favoring a raise in sala
ries of supreme court justices to
$7,000 a year and district court judges
to $5,000 a year was tabled.
Webster Makes Talk.
The principal address at the morn
ing session was made hy John Lee
Webster, whose interesting paper on
the "Constitutional Convention of
1875" was read in a forceful manner
by the prominent Omaha attorney.
Mr. Webster was chairman of the
convention he was then a young
lawyer, 28 years old and his address
was a minute chronicle of the happen
ings when that history-making body
met. He told of the pioneer period
of the state, which led up to the con
vention, described the men of the
convention and related the procedings
In closing, Mr. Webster remarked
that his address, having brought back
to memory the fact that our present
constitution was adopted in the spring
time of Nebraska's statehood, "we
must not seek amidst the blossoms
of spring for the fruits and maturity
Of the members of the Nebraska
constitutional convention of 1875 six
are now alive. Four of them are in
attendance at the meeting of the state
bar association and were given an ova
tion when introduced by President
Dryden. The members of the consti
tutional convention of 1875 who are
now alive are as follows: A. O. Ab
bott of Grand Island, John Lee Web
ster of Omaha, J. W. Dawes of Ot
tumwa, la.; Isaac Powers of Norfolk,
Neb.: Judge Reese of Lincoln, A. M.
Walling of David City.
John Deubler is Kicked
In Face by a Horse
Tecnmseh, Neb., Dec 30. (Spe-i
cial.) John Deubler, 13-year-old son j
of George Deubler, who lives ten 1
miles east of here, was kicked in the i
face by a vicious horse. Both ch'eek
bones and his jaw were broken. Many
of his teeth were knocked out.
County Clerk-elect Karl Kuhlman
has-named Fran Nail of Tecumseh as
his deputy. The new officers take
their positions next week.
William Davis, who lived in John
son county many years and who died
at the home of his daughter. Mrs.
H. S. Armsted, at Diller, Tuesday
was a grandson of a revolutionary
war veteran. Mr. Davis' grandfather.
Elijah Davis, was a member of Wash
ington's army. Mr. Davis was a vet
eran of the'eivij war.
Roscoe C. Gore and Miss Ada
Stewart were married here Friday.
The ceremony was at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. S. Stewart, in the presence of a
small Company of relatives. Mr. Gore
is an instructor in civil engineering
at the University ot Michigan at Ann
Arbor. They have gone to Ann Arbor
to establish their home.
Hugh Jones and Miss Mary Seck
man were married at the Baptist par
sonage Friday. They will live on a
farm north of town.
No Navy Officer on the.
List of Neville's Colonels
Governor Keith Neville will not
have a special navy officer on his
staff nf hnnnrarv colonels, as pro- !
posed by Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels. The request was turned down
because the laws of the state will not
allow such an appointment. Lieu
tenant W. W. W.ddell. officer in
j charge of the local nvy recruiting
station,was slated tor the honor had
it gone through. However, the navy
man was placed on the governor's in
vitation list and will be allowed to
represent the navy at all of, the state
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
For Rnt Stores. bousAs. cotttsps and
Hats. SOUTHOMAHAINVESTMjlNT CO.
I beg to announce that I have purchased the interest
. of T. L. Trout in the Dicke & Trout Coal Co., and will
continue under the name of
The A. L. Dicke Coal Co.
I wish to take this opportunity of expressing my
thanks for the patronage in the past, and trust that our
service has been such as to merit a continuance of this
patronage in the future.
A. L. DICKE COAL CO.
A. L. DICKE.
grace the New
Year's Dinner Table
We will be open
all day Sunday
we nave some
very nice plants
"The Careful Florist"
1804 Farnam St., Omaha
Phone Douglas 3000
rrvrricic.,cNINE SPECIALTY SHOPS'
"New Year's Greetings" from
America's busiest and fastest
growing Cleaning and Dyeing es
tablishment Dresher Brothers
who enliven the whole atmosphere
from 2211 to 2217 Farnam street,
Tuesday morning would be a
good time to get serious again;
your Christmas and New Year's
holidays will hare become a mem
ory by that time, and you will
again have time enough to look
after yourself. Looking after your
self, of course, means to also look
after your clothes. See that you
are slickened and brightened to
meet the critical New Year of
1917. . -
And you would better let
Dresher Brothers do the brighten
ing. Just phone Tyler 845 and a
man will call, or leave your bundle
at the plant, at Dresher The Tail
ors, 1515 Farnam street, or at the
Brandeis or Burgess-Nash stores.
Dreshers pay express or parcel
post charges one way on any sized
bundle to any point.
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Raymond's Sale 3
Begins Tuesday Morning
January 2d, 1917 1 I
The now prevailing condition in the markets, embracing all lines of ;J
merchandm. of "High Price C(miM"mryontrKogniut. We 1
art at Ait time in a position fa overcome this hindrance in an in- -3
usuol way. ly 1 M and during the midsummer market time ,
we were fortunate in placing large purchase contracts Kith manufae-
turns, prior to the continuous advances (in raw material and man- f
ufactured products) that followed one after another all during the f
past faU months and up till now. This merchandise, or the greater 1
part of it, was due to reach our warehouses and salesfloors months J
ago; but mills and factories hate been otersold to such an extent that ;J
if has been out of the question for them to make shipments anywhere jjl
near the time contracted for, hence: many of these spring and sum-
met purchases hose been so delayed that they are 'iuf now reaching 'f
us. To hate countermanded these orders at the contract prices we ;f
hold would hate been gladly acceptable to the manufacturers. On 1
. the other hand we own these goods at an average of "ONE-THIRD" 5f
. 'fess than they would cost us on the PRESENT MARKETS of the J
' east toddy. " m
THE REASON IS CLEAR, then, how we are enabled to in- 3
. rife you to a sale where VALUES and LOW PRICES combine to 1
create such an opportunity to SAVE YOU MONEY, because the
advantages we command, by reason of so great a sarin; to ourselves, j
we are going to pass on to you during the entire month of January. n
Prices that are being fixed on this merchandise new, clean, "J
uplhe-minuU FURNISHINGS on the basis of a year ago. j
places in our hands the "true weapon" against a higher scale of jS
prices just now, as weU as the facilities and tery best reasonsfor 'S
Me LOWER PRICES you will find marked on every piece of this
furniture throughout every department of the store. Our etery-day, j
year-round low prices do not admit of the wide price comparisons J
common to special selling events, and reductions from them in any 1
ease meant the lowest net sale price possible h make. You may I
identify many of the biggest values you hare ever seen in any sale 'jt
by the white tags with the words "Al Advertised" labeled on them
throughout the various salesfloors. A weekly list of prices and de- 'M
scriptions witt appear in this paper throughout the month, during '
trJiicft time many new goods will be arriving and marked at the &
tame low scale of prices.
Tuesday, the day after New Year's, SALE BEGINS. ??
by reason of the high desirability of the styles and qualities this January
sale constitutes the most attractive bargain event in this part of the country
and other splendid makes are in this
Clearance Sale of Men's
$15.00 Suit or Overcoat for SI 0.00
$16.50 Suit or Overcoat for $11.00
$18.00 Suit or Overcoat for $12.00
$20.00 Suit or Overcoat for $13.35
$22.50 Suit or Overcoat for SI 5.00
$25.00 Suit or Overcoat for $16.65
$30.00 Suit or Overcoat for $20.00
$35.00 Suit or Overcoat for $23.35
REMEMBER They were moderately priced in the first place.
rnafc for Women
VUCtLd. Sizes !4toS6Bust
$15.00 to $19.75 Values. . .$ 9.95
$19.75 to $25.00 Values. . .$13.95
$25.00 to $35.00 Values. . .$17.95
$35.00 to $45.00 Values. . .$23.90
All Velvet and Plush Coats at
All Party Coats, regardless , of
cost' ONE-THIRD OFF
100 Coats that were formerly
$25.00 to $50.00 HALF PRICE
Lot ll 70
No. 2 TT
HfACCAC f0r Women
Uv Coawa and Misses
100 New Serge Frocks, ranging
in price from $12.00 to $25.00, at
All Afternoon Dresses, regular
prices from $19.75 to $95.00 -HALF
Party Frocks, regular prices
from $18.50 to $95.00, at
Regardless of Regular Prices;
they are arranged in two lots for
Lot 950 Lot -t sffcOO
No. 1 ' No. 2 M.J
Wflicfc of Georgette &
VY did La Crepe de Chine
$3.75 Values will be $2.90
$5.75 Values will be $3.80
$6.75 Values will be $4.80
Every Skirt in the house, "Wool,
Velvet or Silk, will be sold at
$3.95 Values for $2.70
$5.75 Values for $3.80
Our Entire Stock
Including RED FOX, to be sold
at ONE-THIRD OFF
Boys' Suits and 0' coats
7 to 18 Tears.
Including a large proportion
of Sampeck models
5.00' Suits or O'Coata. $3.35
$7.60 Suits or O'Coata, $5.00
10.00 Sulta or O'Coata, $6.65
$12.50 Suits or O'Coata, $8.35
6 to 18 Tears.
$5 Values, In clearance, $3.35
$7.50 Values, In clearance. $5
nojs' it hsu nuns rcaucea Vs.
Our Entire Line of
8 to 14 Years.
At One-Third Off
All Our Girls' Dresses-
8 to 14 Tears.
Serge Dresses, Wool Dresses,
White Dresses and Party
At 25 Discount
Navy Serge Middy Skirts-
3.&0-3.96 values $3.95
$5.00-$5.50 values $3.95
2 to 6 Tears.
In Chinchilla, Corduroy, Zlbellne
and Boulevard Velvets. Prices
from ....$5.75 to $15.00
Now HALF PRICE
2 to 6 Tears.
In Gingham or Chambrara,
values np to $1.79, for.... 89V
Flannelette Sacques, Wrap
pers, Flannel Skirts, Bibs, Short
White Dresses, Bonnets and
Infants' Cashmere Capes, Long
Coats and Fur Carriage Robes
wuiiaM Birni, am ion.
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