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INQUIRY INTO THE
State Department, Wants to
Know ' What Ambassador
Said at German Welcome.
REPLY. WILL BE GIVEN OUT
Washington, D. C, Jan. 8 The re
port by the Overseas News agency
that Ambassador' Gerard at a public
welcome in Germany had said that
"never mice the beginning of the war
have the relations between the t'nited
j States and Germany been so cordial
! as now" were Officially inquired into
! by the State department today
! through a cable to the ambassador
It was indicated the report as quot
ed did not convey a true view of German-American
relations, which have
commonly been described as strained
through, the Tecent submarine activi
ties. Officials, in making the announce
ment of the inquiry, refused to add
any further comment, except that they
wished to know exactly what he had
"The "lotion of the department was
interpreted as evidence of the impor
tance attached to the possible effects
of such, an utterance, especially upon
public, opinion in the allied countries,
where-published reports have shown
an impression that the president's note
was in some way connected with the
central powers' peace proposal. Ev
ery effort has been made to dispel that
"It is felt that if the Overseas
News report was allowed to go un
challenged that feeling would be very
much increased. As i result the at
partment was prompt in making pub
lic its inquiry to the ambassador and
probably will give out his reply when
Red Oak Meeting Gives Money
To. Keep Up Murder Probe
Red Oak, la., Jan. 8. (Special Tele
grim.) A mass meeting was called
here this afternoon by Detective J. N.
Wilkerson of Kansas City at the
Beardsley theater and was crowded to
the doors with the audience which
came to hear what the detective had
to say of the latest developments in
the investigations of the Villisca axe
murder of 1912. Wilkerson reviewed
the history of the crime and the recent
trial in which he was sued for $60,000
by Senator F. F. Jones of Villisca for
accusing Jones of furnishing the
money for the murder, and which suit
waa won by Detective Wilkerson. He
said he held no malice toward any
man in his investigation, but was
conscientiously working to find the
murderer. . ,
A vote waa taken and the audience
voted unanimously to continue the in
vestigation. Ed Peterson, a prominent farmer
here, arose in the audience and said
he would be one of twenty of the larg
est taxpayers of the county to guar
antee the payment of $1,800 now due
the detective agency for work done
on the ease Itnd without the! Immedi
ate payment (. which, Wllkerapn said
he will not be allowed by his agency
to continue his investigation.
Twenty-one other'i men quickly
volunteered to guarantee hte amount
and the investigation will be con
tinued. Motorcycle Skids On Ice
And Rider Goes to Hospital
H. W. Gillan, an employe of the
Omaha Gaa company, Monday morn
ing suffered injuries which necessi
tated hi removal to St. Joseph's hos
pital, 'when he was thrown from a
motorcycle on which he was riding at
Twenty-ninth and Leavenworth
streets. Police reports of the accident
say Gillan's machine skidded on the
ice and that he was thrown against
the curb. He waa attended by Dr.
Folti, ;: . -' ;
Progressives to Form
' National Organization
New York, Jan. 8. Mathew Hale,
acting chairman of the national pro
gressive party, announced tonight that
permanent national headquarters had
been opened in this city and that a
committee for the northeastern de
partment had been appointed to aid
in planning the conference of pro
gressives to be held in St. Louis on
! or about Washington's birthdav. Mr.
j Hale asserted that committees soon
I would be named for the southeastern,
south' central, east central, west cen
j tral and western department.
Dr. Aked Turns Down
' Offer of Chicago Pulpit
Chicago, Jan.? 8. Announcement
waa "made here today that Rev.
Charles F. Aked, former pastor of
the First Congregational church of
San Francisco and of the Fifth Av
enue Baptist church of New York,
has declined the pastorate of the New
First Congregational church of Chi
cago. ' Dr. Aked explained that the
work of the local church did not of
fer the field he wants, it was an
nounced. - -
Four Wives and One Hubby1
Ask Court for Liberty
Activities in the opening round of
Douglas county divorce court were
light for a Monday, only five peti
tions being filed.
Actions were brought by the fol
lowing: Martart C Judssn trains! Harry C.
.ludsoo. cruelty alleged. Kb asserts that
he ha. failed to five her the attention due
a wira from a husband.
Retta Croaa agutnet Charles Cross, (teser.
I.rdla V. Chancellor against James Than
t-ellor. noneuDDort aliased.
Vos-al Snyder esalnet Hose Snyder, cruelty
Opal Allison atatost Adolph Allison, ntrn
Th -National Capital
Mt 'l noon.
8 'ait tor fiaurotJi apolt pa- ftU bill for
ii ulncle prMsdnnuai Itrtn,
lourttute eommerc commHtM continued
.ivartMpi on rllrod tegtsisuion.
HMMa ' . .
Ift t noon.
Continnd dbaio on asiiuultural appro
tfenrettrY Inarming, Secretary Tumulty nd
Thorn W. Lawson teatlfled at th ruti
ammitte leak inquiry.
To Prerenl Crip.
i 'old rfcuse jrrlp- Ltvxnilv Bromo Quin
tan remove- cautv. Tber ti only ont
'BftOMO'QtnNINB.1 K. W. Grove'. I (na
ture tm box. He.- Ad vert Laewen t.
Railroads May Be Used to Bring !
Pershing's Men Out of Mexico,
Possibility Being Discussed,
Bnt Likelihood Thought
I QUARTERS ARE ALL READY
Columbus. N. M Jan. 8 Artillery
infantry and quartermaster commands
in General Pershing's punitive expedi
tion may be brought to the border
over the Mexico-Northwestern rail
road instead of overland from Colonia
Duhlan, Mexico, to Columbus.
The transportation of the less mo
bile forces over the Mexican railroad
are being discussed here as a posibil
ity by army officers. The officers here
differ, however, as to the expediency
of the arrangement at this time, and
some of the officers at the field base
believe that General Pershing will
make the march from Colonia Duhlan
to the border as he did going into
-Mexico. Should arrangements be
made for bringing the artillery, in
fantry and quartermaster commands
to the border by train, only the cav
alry and motor truck companies
would come overland to the border.
Kvcrything here is in readiness to
BANDITS MAKE HAUL
IN LIQUOR STORE
Force Bartender and Propria'
tor to Give Up Money at the
Point of Guns.
THEY ASK FOR CHANGE
Two nervy bandits at 7 o'clock
this morning entered the Globe
liquor store, 424 North .Sixteenth
street, compelled Barney Feinstein,
a bartender, to elevate his hands and
forced Sam Frohm, one of the pro
prietors, to hand over a sack which
contained $540. Police have good
descriptions of the bandits and are at
work on the case.
Frohm and Feinstein had just
opened the store for business, when
two men entered. One of them asked
Frohm for change of a twenty-dollar
bill and when he turned to the safe
and took out a money sack both ban
dits whipped out revolvers and cov
ered the two men, the only occu
pants of the place.
rronm was asked to hand over the
sack and the two men backed to the
door. When they reached the en
trance they broke and ran. Frohm
and Feinstein hurried to the door,
but the men had disappeared.
Two-Dollar Wheat Appears
On the Market in Chicago
Chicago. Jan. 8. For the first time
war prices on wheat here touched
today a, long predicted goal of $2 a
bushel. No, 2 red winter wheat for
immediate delivery was sold at that
price, an advance of shout 5 :etau
since Saturday. Pressing demand
for shipment to Europe and for do
mestic milling needs were generally
accepted reasons for the rise.
Simultaneous with the ascent of
wheat, other grains went aoaring.
The corn market jumped to above
$1 a bushel and barley touched $1.
Mrs. Duncan Denies that
She Wrote Letter to Bee
From Red Oak. la., cornea a letter
from Mrs. M. E. Duncan, who lives
at 405 West Washington avenue, re
pudiating a letter written to The Bee
last week by some person who was
afraid to sign his name, but who used
the address given above, claiming that
lie wanted to find a Helpmate.
"I most certainly did not send that
letter," aays Mrs. Duncan, It is very
evident that she did not, for her letter
is beautifully written, with every word
spelled correctly, while the other let
ter was obviously the work of an ig
norant person, having many mis
spelled words and very poor writing.
Condition Is Improved
Washington, Jan. 8. (Special Tel
egram.) General improvement was
the report today from the Homeo
pathic hosiptal with reference to Con
gressman Lobeck's condition. It is ex
pected he will be able to appear on
the floor in about ten days.
and ft complete lin of
Off. co Equip moot .
Steol and Wood Flkoo.
Sanitary Offico Doak, Solid
Oak, m low at $25.00.
We invite you
to too our line
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4 Over five hundred machines to i j
select from. Rent applied on '
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receive the troops. Corrals have been
provided for the cavalry and pack ani
mals, quartermaster store houses
erected and mudi other preparatory
work done several weeks ago in an
ticipation of the order from the War
department for the removal of the
troops. Orders are expected from
Washington soon to complete these
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 7 There would
be no objection on the part of the
Carranza government to permitting
the United States army to use the
Mexico-Northwestern railroad be
tween Casas Grandes and the border
for the withdrawal of the punitive ex
pedition, it was said tonight by a
high official of the Carrama govern
ment. United States at my officers here
doubt the advisability of bringing any
American troops to the border by
rail. They declared tonight that the
de facto forces now garrisoning the
northern part of Chihuahua are from
the south of Mexico and the appear
ance of an American force in western
Chihuahua might result in a clash
between the Mexican and American
troops through misunderstanding of
the purpose of the movement.
Broker Denies That
Took Advantage of
What He Overheard
New York, Jan. 8 Alfred H. Cur
tis, who is secretary to J. K. Lamar,
prominent in the development of min
ing properties, with offices at A3 Ex
change Place, this city, denied today
that he was author of the "A. Cutris"
letter or had any knowledge of the
Dr. Albert A. Snowden of this city,
who says he is the man referred to
by Secretary Lansing as the "A. K.
Snowden" who was present at the
conference with newspaper men in
respect to President Wilson's note,
denied here today that he had taken
any advantaRC of the information he
overheard, although he was fully
aware of the use that could be made
of it. He said he was formerly con
nected with the National Association
of Manufacturers and is at present an
international broker, his business
dealings, he explained, having to do
only with neutral countries.
Funds to Prosecute Campaign
For Lower Rates Is Urged
Denver, Jan. 8. George A. Carlson,
retiring governor of Colorado, in his
final message to the legislature today,
urged the appropriation of state funds
to prosecute a campaign for lower
freight rates before the Interstate
More stringent enforcement of anti-
liquor laws and the expenditure of the
$400,000 surplus in the state treasury
for improvement of state institutions
- .' Aged Man Killed. ,
Yankton, S. D., Jan. 8. (Special
Telegram.) Nels Brudtig, aged 74
year, pioneer farmer, was, instantly
killed today in a runaway.
IF YOU LIVED as THE GAVE
lived the active open-air life of
the lavage, and ate the ravage's .
food, you would have the savage's
freedom from health worries.
Civilization, particularly for city
people, means office. work, not
enoughexercise, too concentrated
food and consequently more or
less frequent trouble with consti
pation. Nutol relieves constipation effect
ively and without disturbing the
intestinal nerve centers. Laxative
and aperient remedies tend to
THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917.
CREEKS ARE READY
fO ATTACK ALLIES
Former Minister of Finance
Says Government Hostile
MUNITIONS WERE HIDDEN
Paris, Jan. 8 "The Greek royal
army is only awaiting orders from
Germany to attack the allies," said
M. Diomedr, former Greek minister
of finance, to the Temps today. M.
Diomedt now is in Paris on a spe
cial mission tor Eliptherios Venizelos,
the ex-premier and head of the provi
sional Greek government.
"The Greek general staff," added M
Diomede, "was from the outset of
the war constantly directed by Major
von Falkenhauscn. military attache of
the German legation, and it is his or
ders the royal army has been carry.
mg out since he himself was ex
pelled from the country, it was lie
who established the plan for the dis
tribution of artillery munitions, so as
to conceal them more easily from the
"It was he who assured communt
i cations between Athens and Berlin
and furnished the German general
staff with information concerning the
movements of General Sarrail's army
supplied to him by the Greek staff.
It was he who organized the tele
phone line between Athens and Herat
by which the king is still in daily
communication with the German
government. It was he who organ
ized the plan for the mobilization of
"No more than 4,000 troops thus far
have been sent to Peloponnesus, while
the king now has in hand 45,000 men.
With the reservists, as organized by
M. Falkenhausen, he can raise an
army of 75,000."
Sloan Defends Dairies
Of the United States
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 8. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Represenative Sloan
in the course of the discussion of the
agricultural appropriation bill today
took occasion to put a solid shot or
two into the Linthicum resolution,
which is a resolution of inquiry di
rected against the dairies and cream
eries of the country as to sanitation.
Mr. Sloan said that the "black
washing" of the dairies under the
Linthicum resolution was wholly un
warranted and decidely unfair. He
gave statistics showing that 50 per
cent of the dairy output was pasteur
ized and that the butter product of
the United States was more whole
some than in any country in the
world. He said that the dairies and
creameries of the United States ex
celled in sanitation and cleanliness
those of any other nation and he
had about grown tired of hearing
them attacked if not openly, by in
nuendo. Dow to Winter In Washington.
Washington, Jan. 8. (Special Telegram.)
Kdward Dow of Omaha, United Slates
consul at St. Stephen, Canada, will spend
the winter In Washington In connection with
work in the Stats department.
pinuts Gotttr to Murdsr. J 1 Parnam
rtinrokm. la. Jan. . James Elmoro, 1 1 U fJ tl llulll
eharaiMl with the murder of Joseph Prultt. s
pleaded guilty to murder la the second n ,mm ft sswi-lfl sssws psl n i,T "I
denroe In the district court tods lVlr -- ls" ls" --
destroy the delicate nerve-muscle
co-ordination of the lower bowel
hence are dangerously habit
forming. Nujol is not a laxative. It acts in
effect as an internal lubricant,
preventing the contents of the
intestines from becoming hard
and in this way encouraging and
facilitating normal movements.
"Nujol Is bottled at the rsfinsry and ts sold
only In ptait bottlsa bearing the nams Nujol
and the imprint of ths Stsndsrd Oil Com-
Cany (New Jersey). Rsfuse substitutes
e sure you set th. genuine. Write today
lor booklet, Tbo Rational Treatment (or
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Beyonai New Jeriey
Doctors Work With Collection Men
To Wring Money from Poor People
With the Connivance of Sab-.
Bosses Physicians Prey
Upon the Working
1 CASES ARE NOT FEW
Doctors who run big bills on poor
families and then persecute them
through the court? for their fees are
to receive a jolt, now that the' munici
pal courts have gone into operation
and the "justice shops" have stepped
out of business in Greater Omaha.
At least that is the opinion of T. J.
McGuire, head of the city legal aid
"There are certain disreputable doc
tors in Omaha who are hounding poor
people to death for payment of bills,"
said Mr. McGuire. "The better ele
ment of doctors here don't do it, of
course not, but there are those who
do, and this class is not s small. They
make calls and when the family
points out that it will be hard for
them to meet the bills these doctors
say, 'Oh, it's all right; it's all right.'
But as soon as they get away they
put the bill into tht hands of one
of the numerous collection agencies
and the hounding begins. Into jus
tice courts they are dragged; garnish
ment follows, and then they begin the
process of getting a man's job. They
simply call up his employ day after
day and demand the money until the
employer tires of the situation and
discharges his man.
"At the same time they seem to
have an arrangement with the sub
bosses of some of the big corpora
tions, like the street car company and
some of the railroad companies
whereby the sub-boss sees to it that
the man's wages are turned into the
proper channels to meet these bills.
The worst thing about it is that they
run the bill up high by making as
many calls as possible in any one
case, all the while they are saying,
'It's all right, it's all right; no need
to worry about paying.'
"Do I think things will be better
under the municipal court system?
I know they will. There is no doubt
that some of these fellows and some
of the collection agencies know very
well which justice court to go to to
i Sharp Reductions i
I Id Popular Pried 1
I Travel Bags 5
i Cowhide, Mountain Goat 2
and Walrus Leather. 16 and I
I 18-inch sizes. Sound, with V
I sewed frames, sewed cor- 5
t ners and I
V All Leather Lined f
J Sal. Price. Reduced to ?
I $5-$5.50-$6-$7.50 I
T ALL BIG VALUES I
I OMAHA'S BEST tj
1 BAGGAGE BUILDERS f
T Freling & Steinle l
get the kind oi j
wanted. This wilt all come to an end
"Some of the so-called doctors who
have been involved in these cases arc
a disgrace to the profession. If you
get one look at them you are sure
you wouldn't want them for yard
boys or Hunkies, and yet they go out
and practice medicine and charge fees
Buy Your Linens Now
Qualities are better and prices lower than
present scarcity and high prices warrant. Be
cause we bought early we are able to offer
these bargains now.
Fine Huck Towels)
$1.00 quality, now 75c
$1.25 quality, now 85c
$1.50 quality, now $1.25
$1.75 quality, now $1.50
Very Good Values
25c ribbed, for 19c
45c heavy bleached, 25c
85c heavy bleached, 65c
All Children's Coats
Go in a Sale Tuesday
One lot of fashionable Coats,
in new winter materials, at
One-Half Regular Price.
$5.50, $6, $8.25, $9.50, $10.50
and $12.50 Coat, at
One White Fur Coat, 3-year
size, $25.00 quality, Tuesday,
to California an
is the route that has enjoyed this dis
tinction for nearly fifty years first through
necessity, now by
quicker, saves travel
It is less than three days from Omaha to San
Francisco, thence to Hawaii uix days addi
tional, an ocean voyage of unequaled interest.
Cruising the South Seas in a tropical climate 4s
a sure preventative of winter ills.
Decide now to visit California this winter and
be sure to select the route of most pleasant travel
Union Pacific System
Fhrdmity Cmhfotru train I ring at oon
It will be a pleasure for us to famish you de
tailed information and descriptive literature on
California winter travel, even to planning your
complete itinerary Irarhirlrng Hawaii and the
l. beindorft, cm pass.
1334 Farnam 8t Omaha.
Phonb Douglas 400S
Mother Lost While Trying
To Pull Son to Safety
Seguin, Tex., Jan. 8. Mrs. Dolores
Serabia had almost pulled to safety
her husband and son, overcome today
by damp gas in a well, when the son
(ell back, pullinfi his mother with him.
Both were killed. The older man is
in a precarious condition.
Teuton Kulr Ttktt Pnw.
Amflftrdam, Jan . According l ir
man ni'wspBp received hr Count Oicrnin
vrm Chudwnlt. tho Austro-Hunsrarlan for
elrn minlaler. had a prolonired audience
with Kmperor William at hadquartnr t-ri-day,
at which tho Herman foreicn mlntntT.
Dr. Alfred Zimmerman, alao waa tirrsem.
Peace waa one of the matters discusned.
Bleached Table Cloths
$ 3.75 Cloths for $2.89
$ 5.00 Cloths for $4.00
$ 8.75 Cloths for $6.38
$12.00 Cloths for $8.89
$ 6 quality, $ 4.89 doz.
$10 quality, $ 6.89 doz.
$15 quality, $11.89 doz.
$20 quality, $15.00 doz.
Gray Chinchilla, Zibeline and
Fancy Mixtures; sizes 2 to 14
years; priced as follows
$ 6.50 Coat., at $4.50
$ 7.00 Coats, at $4.98
$ 8.95 Coat., at $6.25
$ 9.75 Coat., at $5.98
$11.00 Coat., at $7.49
$12.75 Coat., at $8.89
Children's Winter Hats and
Bonnets, specially priced; only
a few sizes left
choice because shorter,
time and makes traveling
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