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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 4, 1917.
Mr. Wilson Solemnly Notifies
Congress and the Nation -
of Action He Has '
Taken in Crisis.
MAKES ADDEESS TO WOELD
'(Oonttowd from Fac Om.)
effect an abandonment of its present
methods of submarine warfare against
passenger and freight-carrying ves
sels, the government of the United
States can have no choice but to sever
diplomatic relations with the German
Kaiser's Sussex Note.
- "In reply to the declaration the im
perial German government gave this
government the following assurances:
"'The German eovernment is pre
pared to do its utmost to confine the
operations of war for the rest of its
duration to the fighting forces of the
belligerents, thereby also insuring the
freedom of the seas, a principle upon
which the German government be
lieves now, as before, to be in agree
ment with the government of the
0 United States. .
"'The German government, guided
by this idea, notifies the government
of the United States that the German
naval forces have received the follow
ing orders: In accordance with the
general principles of visit and seardh
anl destruction of merchant vessel
recognized by international laws,
such vessels, both within and without
the area declared a naval was xone,
shall not be sunk without warning and
without saving human lives unless
these ships attempt to escape or offer
"'But.' it added, 'neutrals cannot
expect that Germany, forced to fight
for its existence, shall, for the sake
of neutral interest, restrict the use
of an effective weapon if its enemy
is permitted to continue to apply at
will methods of warfare violating the
rules of international law. such a
demand would be incompatible with
the character of neutrality and the
German government is convinced that
the government of the United States
does not think of making such a ue
tnand, knowing that the government
of the United Mates has repeatedly
declared that it is determined to re
store the principle of the freedom of
the seas, from whatever quarter it has
,' Responsibility Is Single,
' "To this the government of the
United States replied on the 8th of
May, accepting of course the assur
ances given, but1 adding:
"The government of the United
States feels . it necessary to state
that it takes it for granted that
the imperial German government
does not intend to imply that the
maintenance of Us newly an
. nounced policy is , in any way
contingent upon the course'or result
of diplomatic negotiations between
the government of the United States
and any other belligerent government,
''notwithstanding the fact that certain
passages in the imperial government's
note of the 4th instant might appear
to be susceptible to that construction.
In order, however, to avoid any mis
understanding, the government of the
United States notifies the imperial
government that it cannot for a mo
ment entertain, much less discuss, a
'suggestion that respect by German
naval authorities for the rights of citi
zens of the United States upon the
'iigh seas should in any way or in the
slightest degree be made contingent
upon the conduct of any other gov
ernment, affecting the rights of neu
trals and non-combatants. Responsi
bility in such matters is single, not
joint, absolute, not relative."
"To this note of the 8th of May the
imperial German government made
no reply. . ,
Kaiser Withdraws Assurance!.
"On the 31st, of January, the
Wednesday of the present week, the
German ambassador handed to the
secretary of state, along with a formal
note, a memorandum which contained
the following statement:
"'The imperial government there
fore does not doubt that the govern
ment of the United States will under
stand the situation thus forced upon
Germany by the entente allies' brutal
methods of war and by their deter
minations to destroy the central
powers and that the government of
the United States will further realize
that the now openly disclosed inten
tion of the entente allies gives back
o Germany the freedom of action
which it reserved in its note addressed
to the government of the United
States on May 4, 1916.
"'Under these circumstances Ger
many will meet the illegal measures
of its enemies by forcibly preventing
after February 1, 1917, in a zone
around Great Britain, France and
Italy and in the eastern Mediter
ranean, all navigation, that of neu
trals included, from and to England
and from and to France, etc., etc. All
ships met within the zone will be
Issue Up to United States.
"I think that xou will agree with
me that, in view of this declaration,
which suddenly and without prior inti
mation of any kind, deliberately with
draws the solemn assurance given
in the imperial government's note of
the 4th of May, 1916, this govern
ment had no alternative consistent
with the dignity and honesty of the
United States, to take the course
which in its note of the 18th of April,
1916, it announced that it would take
in the event that the German govern
ment did not declare and effect an
abandonment of the methods of sub
marine warfare which it was then
employing snd to which it now pur
poses again to resort . -
Relations Are Severed. .
"1 have, therefore, directed the sec
retary of state to announce to his ex
cellency, the German ambassador.
that all diplomatic relations between
the United Starts and the German
empire are severed, and that the
American ambassador at Berlin will
immediately be withdrawn; and, m ac
cotdance with this decision, to hand
to his excellency his passports.
"Notwithstanding this unexoected
action of the German government, this
sudden and deeply deplorable renunci
ation of its assurances given this gov
ernment at one of the most critical
moments of tension in the relations
of the two governments, I refuse to
believe that it is the intention of the
German authorities to do in fact what
they have warned us they will feel at
liberty to do. I cannot bring myself
to believe that they will indeed pay
no regard to the ancient friendship
between their people and our own or
to the solemn obligations which have
been exchanged between them, and
destroy American ships and take the
lives of American citizens in the willful
prosecution of the ruthless naval pro
gram they have announced their in
tention to adopt. Only actual overt
acts on their part can make me be
lieve it even now.
Will Ask Authority to Act.
"If this confidence on my part in
the sobriety and prudent foresight of
their purpose should unhappily prove
unfounded; if American ships ana
r :. . .......
American lives should in tact dc sac
rificed bv their naval commanders in
heedless contravention of the just
and reasonable understandings of in
ternational law and the obvious die-,
tates of humanity, I shall -take the
liberty of coming again before the
congress to ask that authority be
given me to use any means that may
be necessary for the protection of our
seamen and our people in thejrose
cution of their peaceful and legitimate
errands on the high seas. I can do
nothing less. I take it for granted
that all neutral governments will
take the same course.
Would Avoid Conflict. '
"We do not desire an hostile con
flict with the imperial German gov
ernment. We are the sincere friends
of the German people and earnestly
desire to remain at peace wnn me
government which speaks for them.
We shall not believe that they are
hostile to us unless and until we are
nhlirad to believe it: and we purpose
nothing more than the reasonable de
fense of the undoubted rignts oi our
people. We wish to serve no selfish
ends. We seek merely to stand true
alike in thought and in action to the
immemorial principles ot our people,
which I have sought to express in my
address to the senate only two weeks
ago seek merely to vindicate our
right to liberty and justice and an un
molested life. These are the bases
of peace, not war. God grant that
we may not be challenged to defend
them by acts of willful injustice on
the part of. the government of Ger
many." McGraw Signs Rookie
Boosted by Coaklev
Sterling Stryker, a semi-pro pitcher
from Atlantic highlands, has been
recommended to the Giants by Andy
Coakley and will be given a tryout
by Manager McGraw. .
WIFE CHASES HI
FOR NINE YEARS
From Russia to America She
Pursues Albert Eosenbloom
Vodka Did It.
An alleged forced marriage, result
ing from a "vodka party," staged in a
town in the interior of Russia in 1908,
and a several years' pursuit through
Europe and the United States by a
"wife," who, he asserts, was thrust
upon him, are features of a strange
suit filed in district court a petition
of law that might be made the basis
of a tale of romance and , in
trigue for the pen of a modern Balzac
x The story harks back to a spring
evening, in the .town of Loreed, Rus
sia. There was a merrymaking party
at the home of one of the townspeo
ple. Albert L. Rosenbloom, now an
Omahan, was, a guest. So, 'tis said,
was .Rachel Cohen.
According to Rosenbloom the vod
ka, the Russian national drink, flowed
freely. He alleges that Rachel's
"matrimonial agents" induced him to
drink large quantities of the fiery
His brain befuddled, Rosenbloom
asserts, these same "matrimonial
agents" compelled him by force and
threats and for the amusement of the
other guests, to act as the unwilling
bridegroom in a marriage ceremony.
Rosenbloom alleges that the ceremony
was contrary to the laws of Russia,
as no state license had been obtained,
Thp nlaintiff in the district court
'suit says that he did not live with
Rachel tor even one aay, out icu lier
immediately. He further alleges that
she persisted in claiming that she was
his legal wife and followed him
through Europe and to this country,
pressing her attentions upon him.
Rosenbloom says Rachel is now in
Philadelphia. He asks the local court
to declare the ceremony performed in
Russia in 1908 to be null and void and
wants Rachel to drop the name of
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
Dr. Bradbury a 5a DntM
PYORRHEA comes upon yon unseen and un
inspected. First soggy, bleeding gums, then loose
teeth. Then pain, worry and fear your teeth will
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man, poor man, you, your family, your friends
all are subject to PYORRHEA.
It Is estimated that 86 per cent of the people
have it It is estimated that it is the cause of more
lost health than anything else.
To ward off Pyorrhea see Dr. Bradbury at least
twice a year, whether you think there is anything
the matter with your teeth or not. He KNOWS
and will tell you what you need. You owe it to
yourself, you owe It to your family, to see that all
iruard nroperlv against Pyorrhea. It is more than
a mere matter of good looks. It is matter of
1 ' Bridges, Crowns and Plates of the Highest QUALITY.
Extractions that are PAINLESS and Faultless.
, . The X-Ray to find what the eye cannot see.
f ( Twenty-eight years of experience and 116,000 satisfied patrons
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DR. BRADBURY, DENTIST
IT Yaara la Omaha.
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A Complete Pattern Service
We take pleasure in an-
a V nouncing that we now sell
Ladies Home Journal Patterns
, We can supply by mail or at our Pattern'sec-
tion any pattern illustrated in any issue of ;
The Ladies Home Journal.
No LADIES HOME JOURNAL PATTERN
costs over 15c. Every pattern Is guaranteed.
We Shall Also Sell McCall Patterns
I Which we have hahdled with .
x great success for many years.
These two well-known patterns will give
to THE THOMPSON-BELDEN STORE
A Complete Pattern Service
PATTERN SECTION ,
$12 and $15 Women's Shoes
i 3195 SA95 $m
Never before have Omaha women been offered such won
derful bargains. This sale is on 838 pairs of ' t
which we bought from a big eastern manu
facturer at less than half pnee and a few
xA our own lines to fill out the sizes. These
shoes include '1
Colored Kid and Kid Combinations
Hi;!! TCPS AND SLIPPERS SALE STARTS MONDAY
322 South 16th Street
For Well-Dressed Women
Women of discrimin
ation will quickly dis
cover those little de
tails that distinguish
Complete Size and Color
$1.75, $2, $2.25, $2.75 Pr.
Expert Fitters la Attendance.
South AUhMain Floor
Spring Wash Goods
Now Being Shown
PARK HILL .ZEPHYR
GINGHAMS in the newest
color combinations for spring
in plaids, stripes, checks and
plain shades; (36-inch), 35c
Percales, choice designs, in
light and dark colors; Pun
jab and Lucerne qualities;
(36-inch), ISc and 18c a yd.
A Special Note
. Do not make the serious
mistake of going into a
Corset Department and
'asking for a dollar or a
dollar and a half corset.
Instead, go to a responsible
, store and ask the corset
iere to select, carefully,
'i the correct corset for your
particular figure. The cost .
is no greater, and the com
fort and healthfulness of
a right corset is surely
worth this small trouble.
We shall be pleased to be
i of assistance to you.
of Misses' Corsets is
' exceptionally large.
Prices. $1 to $3.
' Corset Section Third Floor.
. - -
A Thousand Remnants
Silks and Woolen Dress Goods
Monday About Half Price
. Women of this community await eagerly the coming of this
sale because they know that we do not buy for sale purposes.
Every yard is from our regular stock, our aim being to clear stocks.
'All goods are priced to sell quickly. '
This is a semi-annual affair and as choice fabrics are scarce we
advise you to attend Monday early comers have the best choice.
Prices Quoted Are Merely an Indication of Hundreds Equally Good
4 YARDS TAN METEOR, ,
$2.50 quality, remnant - $5.48
3V9 YARDS PINK CREPE DE CHINE,
$1.50 quality, remnant -
7V4 YARDS NAVY TAFFETA,
$2.25 quality, remnant - - J $8.91
6 YARDS PLAID SURRAH,
$2.00 quality, remnant ... $7.21
AW YARDS PINK CREPE DE CHINE,
$1.50 quality, remnant - - - $2.69
4 YARDS COPE SATIN METEOR,
$2.50 quality, remnant - - - $7.27
312 YARDS PEKIN STRIPE TAFFETA,
(navy), $2.00 quality, remnant - $2.98
414 YARDS COPE CHIFFON VELVET,
$6.00 quality, remnant - , - $12.98
2V2 YARDS gLACK CHIFFON VELVET,
$5.00 quality, remnant - - - $6.25
1 ' 1 Sin Section South Aisle Main Floor.
', Remnants of Woolen Fabrics
6 YARDS WISTERIA WOOL CREPE,
$1.25 quality, remnant - - - $3.61
6 YARDS BLACK CHIFFON BROAD
CLOTH, $2.75 quality, remnant $7.98
4 YARDS NAVY GABERDINE, 1 ' ,
.$1.50 quality, remnant - - - $2.98
2 V2 YARDS FRENCH SERGE SKIRTING,
wisteria and white, $1.50 quality,
remnant, - $2.21
3 YARDS BLACK WOOL POPLIN,
$2.25 quality, remnant - - $4.29
3 YARDS BLACK AND WHITE
SKIRTING, $3 quality, remnant, $4.95
It' quite impossible to give more than this idea
of the values. ' Hundreds of choice black goods
remnants are included.
jStqle Tendencies in injffinq fr Early Spring
Will be much in
favor for hat decora
tions this coming;
spring. Our assort
ments are very com
plete. Ask to be
Art NoedUwork, Third Floor
Smari hals ilk high close'
filhnqi Puritan crown 3
and linq brims are very
much in eoidence)
IDaierials . '
. Vbide from the .salin ana
silk fcbrics so much in
rogue, we see shitxj lisere
. sirau and iao braids
y -71 ShoiDinq of TJeiolq rrited Trimmed Hais
. - xeiDreseniaiiue of the latest modes
Tilack is. predominant for
Ihe moment, W mnumcn
able high uioid shades
are coming io me front
Disiiiicilg orienial and,
Indian are ihe iriraninqs
- in meial anduxwn
Priced from $8.9$ to $25.00
As Revealed in
New Suits, Dresses, Coats,
Skirts and Blouses
A delightful change from the
more sombre colors of win
ter. A contrast of striking '
, proportions. . Lovely fabrics
and delightfully harmonized
colors bring .a breath of
' warmer climes and an inti
, mation that spring is not so
Present Displays are Consistent
In Thompson-Belden Quality.
Fashions direct from
New York submitted for
, inspection with confidence
' in your approbation.
Appartl Second Floor
Garments of a most satis
factory character, well made
of good materials, correctly
La Crecque Skirt, I em
broidery or lace trimmed,
" $1.75 to $7.50. I
, Third Floor. '
Silk Hose in Shades
to Match Shoe Tops
The hose should
match the shoe tops and
' for this purpose we have
chosen a fine Silk; Hose
in Black and Colors;
priced at $1.75 a pair.
by the Bolt
20c quality (36-inch),
$2.25 for a bolt of 12 yds.
25c quality (36-inch),
$2.75 for a bolt of 12 yds.
30c quality (36-inch),
$3.00 for a bolt of 12 yds.
A Sale of English Longcloth by the Bolt
30c (36-inch), English Longcloth, $2.50 a bolt of 10 yds.
25c (36-inch), English Longcloth, $2.25 a bolt of 10 yds.
22c (36-inch), English Longcloth, $2.00 a bolt of 10 yds.
1 Limn Section Main Floor.
New Sorosis Boots
Footwear for the coming sea
Son, as presented in the New
Sorosis Fashions, is to be of ex
ceptional beauty. Several of the
most attractive new boots are
developed in gray kid, ivory kid,
tan kid with white kid tops,
field mouse brown with white
kid tops, and white kid boots,
both lace and button styles, -with
covered Louis heels.
Priced $10, $11, $12.
English and Japanese Nainsooks
For Dainty Undermuslins
Soft, Silky Finished FaWics You'll Like.
by the Bolt.
30c Nippon Nainsook, "(40-inch)
$2.50 a bolt of 10 yards.
35c Oyama Nainsook, (42-inch)
$3.00 a bolt of 10 yards.
50c Imperial Sea Island Nain
sook, (44-inch) $4.00 a bolt of
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