Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 04, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 2, Image 2
2 A THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 4, 1917. PRESIDENT TELLS COMESSOF ACTION 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 empire altogether." 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 els 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 resistance. "'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 been violated. ,' 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 sunk.' 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 -i 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 or Tolstoy. 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 liquor. ... 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 Rosenbloom. ' Persistent Advertising Is the Road to Success. Dr. Bradbury a 5a DntM BEWARE v. PYORRHEA comes upon yon unseen and un inspected. First soggy, bleeding gums, then loose teeth. 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Mtk aa Farnan Sta, Oroaaa. H.ura t to : Siuukva, 10 to II. V J I fx?S THDMlN;BliDEN v y COMPANY : I" ' -. . He 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 , BASEMENT. $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 SAMPLE SHOES 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 DON'T MISS THIS SALE ; 322 South 16th Street DON'T MISS THIS SALE Trefousse Gloves For Well-Dressed Women Women of discrimin ation will quickly dis cover those little de tails that distinguish Trefousse Gloves. Complete Size and Color Assortments 1 $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 a yard. Percales, choice designs, in light and dark colors; Pun jab and Lucerne qualities; (36-inch), ISc and 18c a yd. Basement. A Special Note To Misses . 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. Thompson-Belden's line 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, - $Z.4b $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 Leguemine Beads Will be much in favor for hat decora tions this coming; spring. Our assort ments are very com plete. Ask to be shown. ' Art NoedUwork, Third Floor 3rwnf5 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 ' TrimiraDgs Disiiiicilg orienial and, Indian are ihe iriraninqs - in meial anduxwn Silk effecis Priced from $8.9$ to $25.00 Spring Fashions 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 faraway. Present Displays are Consistent In Thompson-Belden Quality. Fashions direct from New York submitted for , inspection with confidence ' in your approbation. Appartl Second Floor La Grecque Tailored Underwear Garments of a most satis factory character, well made of good materials, correctly styled. 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. English Nainsook 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 For Spring 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. I Priced $10, $11, $12. English and Japanese Nainsooks For Dainty Undermuslins Soft, Silky Finished FaWics You'll Like. Japanese Nainsook 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 12 yards.