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THE OMAHA " SUNDAY BEE: MARCH 4, 1917.
CHIM'WILL GO TO
Ready to Join Allies if It Can
Escape Payment of Boxer
WANTED AS TRADE ALLY
Washington, March o.-segotia-lious
looking to China's entrance into
the war against the central powers
now are in progress at Peking and
in all the entente capitals, it was
learned here today, and their success
depends only upon the harmonizing
of the rewards to be given China
with the amount of co-operation de-
manded. It was regarded as practi
cally certain that China will sever re
lations with Gern any, and a declara
tion of war probably will follow, if
the entente will guarantee satisfac
tory relaxation of the restrictions im
posed upon the eastern empire by
the world powers after the Boxer
What China Wanto.
Facts learned today from official
and diplomatic circles serve to clear
up much of the obscurity which has
overhung events in the far east in the
last month. Occasional vague dis
patches from China and references in
the Reichstag to "China's abandon
ment of neutrality" have thrown only
dim light upon Germany's endeavor
to keep China out of the struggle,
the entente's moves to bring it in, and
China's reluctance to change its pres
ent state of peace without adequate
China desires to secure the com
plete remission of the Boxer indemni'
ties, which total over $30,000,000 a
year and continue until 1940. If it
.entered the war the part which oth
erwise would be paid to Austria and
Germany could be repaid.
Information here indicates that tht
entente already has agreed to post
ponsment of payments in case China
begins hostilities, but does not cor
roborate Tientsin advice that France
and Belgium, in behalf of the powers,
have offered complete remission. The
sums involved :s such an appreciable
part of China's total expenses that a
"Satisfactory agreement might well re
move the financial difficulties of the
The entente powers, -on their part,
are anxious to have China in the war.
not only as a reservoir of men, but
as the biggest open trade market
after the war.
Bank Clearings Records
Reach New High Mart'
All records for Omaha bank clear
ings were swept by the boards yes
terday. , . !
Clearings were the largest ever
recorded by a single day in the his
tory of the local clearing house. They
reached the sum of $7,996,842.85, a
gain of over $3,000,000 over the cor
responding day last- year, when the
clearings were $4,911,080.66.
Thr week just ended also was the
largest week in the history of the
clearing house. The total clearings
for the s& days were $39,918,541.31, a
gain of $10,000,000 over the corre
sponding wee!, a year ago. when the
clearings reached $28,936,093.36.
Homer P. Lewis Visiting
Old Friends in Omaha
Homer P. Lewis, superintendent of
public schools at Worcester, Mas,
is visiting here for a few days.) He
will look over the high schools and
a few of the grade schools on Mon
day. Mr. Lewis was principal of
Omaha High schoo. iof thirteen years
before he went east-
When Mr. Lewis left Omaha he
owned a house on West Farnam, but
he sold it just before the cyclone
Generally Fair Weather
Is Predicted for Week
Washington, March 3 Weather
predictions for the wetk beginning
Sunday, March 4, issued by the
eathcr bureau today are:
- Plains state, and upper and middle
Mississippi valley, generally fair;
higher temperature Monday and Tues
day and moderat; temperature there
af;ei. Rocky Mountain and olateau re
gions generally fair, with temperature
above seasonal acrage.
Entertains at Jacob Half
John T. Yates was the principal
speaker at the St. David's day pro
gram, given by the Cambro-Amencan
society Thursday evening in Jacob
nan. Kev. Mr. Morgan gave the in
vocation and J. E. Evans and Mrs.
Charles S. Ingalls spoke in Welsh.
vveisn songs were sung, inose taking
part m me program were:
Seven Hundred Millions Worth
Of Food Wasted in U, 5. Kitchens
Secretary Houston Says Way
to Beat H. C. L. Is Raise
More Crops and Save
- ' Victuals.
THERE IS PLENTY TO EAT
Washington, March 3. Greater
food crops and the practice ot house
hold economies were urged by Secre
tary of Agriculture Houston today
as measures to help reduce the cost
of living. American families, he es
timated, in a statement on the food
situation, waste in their kitchens an
nually more than $700,00,000 worth
There is nothing in the situation to
justify hysteria, however, he declared,
because there is no real shortage of
food in the country.
Mr. Houston emphasized the im
portance of the food cost investiga
tion directed by President Wilson
and held out hope that increased
year, but nevertheless there will be
enough to supply every nearly normal
The food problem cannot be solved,
in the secretary's opinion, through
price fixing by the federal or state
governments, but by "intelligent plan
ning and constructive action in con
junction with the operation ot normal
Prices must be maintained at a cer
tain level or farmers will not increase
their output, Mr.. Houston declared,
and either the government or the
community must guarantee a reason
able price. "Those who are urging
that farmers be induced greatly to in
crease their acreage heyjnd that
which their own judgment indicates,
he said, "know very little about the
psychology otjarmers and the funds
New York. March 2. Abnormal
decreases in the prices of such staple
food commodities as potatoes and
onions since last Monday morning, as
compared with the prices of February
22, have saved the people of New
York City approximately $5,000,000,
acreages this year may insure greater
food supplies. Wheat and potatoes, I Commissioner of Weights and Meas-
he said, were unusually short last ' ures Hartigan estimated
Speakers Before Central Union
Say Limit of Women's '
Work in Danger.
HOWARD AND GRAND JURY
Behind closed doors last night the
Central Labor union discussed warm
ly some pending bills in the state
legislature The proposed laws,
which "would work harm to the work
ing men and women of the state,"
were branded as "fostered in Hell and
fathered by the devil," by some speak
ers. Sentiment was unanimous to
register a protest against such bills,
even if it was found necessary to
maintain special lobbies down in Lin
coln for that sole -purpose.
Law For Women Assailed.
Secretary L. Ash of the Cooks,
Waiters' and Waitresses' union was
very outspoken in his arraignment of
Senate File 225, a bill which, he says,
would abrogate the nine-hour law for
women employes of hotels. He said
that a petition in skirts would surely
invade the1 capitol to register the
protest of waitresses, if the house
didn't frown the bill out flf existence
first He averred that behind the bill
were hotel landlords, who chafe un
der the present law's restriction
which forbids them to let women
work after 10 p. m., or more than
nine hours a day:
Jerry Not Called to Testify.
Representative Jerry ' Howard
brandished his fist while he told the
labor leaders how the recently-adjourned
grand jury ignored his re
quest to appear before that body
and give "very important information
pert .ining to the treatment the work
ing women and girls are receiving
from their employers, the captains of
Jerry said he put a ipecial delivery
stamp on his letter and addressed it
Send For Free Trial Treatment
No matter how long or how bad go ts
your druggist today and get a B0 cent
box of Pyramid Pile Treatment. It wiJl
to "Hon. George Haverstick nd
members of the grand jury," but nary
a reolv did he get.
Frank Finney, secretary of the so
cialist party of Umaha, urged the
union to lend its support to his plan
to thwart high costs of foodstuff by
co-operative buying. He invited the
members to attend the meeting Mon
day in the council chamber of the city
hall. The United Buyers, of which
Mr. Pinney, E. I. Morrow and Earn
est Pierce are officers, is going to
meet then, he said, with Omaha
housewives to tackle the problem of
getting more food for less money.
Missouri Valley Man
Is Touched for Thirty
A. C. Walthan of Missouri Valley,
la., residing temporarily at 1901 Bin-
ney street, Friday evening handed
$30 to a stranger on Seventeenth
street, between California and Web
ster streets. The stranger threatened
to shoot unless the Iowan contributed
cheerfully and noiselessly.x
Thomas Woodruff of the Havens
hotel reported to the police that while
he was asleep his roons was entered
and $4 taken from his garments.
Connell Finds Pirik-Eye
Germ in His Own Optics
Health Commissioner Connell is
suffering from pink eye, which he
says is prevalent in Omaha. He is
able to get around, but is not feeling
as gay as the first robin of spring.
IN LABORGRAFT CASE
Four Chicago Labor Leaders
and Nine Manufacturers
Found Guilty by Jury.
CHARGE IS CONSPIRACY
High Cadet Officers' Club
Raising Encampment Fund
An active ticket selling campaign is
taking place at the Central High
school of tickets to the annual road
show. F. H. Gulgard of the faculty
and Owen Cotnp, president of the
Cadet Officers' club, are in charge of
all arrangements for the show.
Three shows will be given Friday
afternoon and evening and Saturday
evening, March 16 and 17. Nine acts
will be presented, including a special
drill by nine cadets chosen from the
regiment at large.
Condition 'of Mayor
Of Fremont Is Critical .
The condition of Mayor George A. .
Murrcll of Fremont, who suffered a
pa.aiytic stroke at a locjl
Thursday, is serious.
Chicago, March 3. The thirteen
defendants in the so-called labor
graft case were found guilty by a fed
eral jury today.
The defendants were four former
business agents of the electrical
workers' union and nine members
of the Chicago switchboard manufac
turers. The charges were conspiracy
and maintenance of a boycott. It is
alleged that by action of vandalism
and persecution by means of strikes
and bribery the defendants kept out
side manufacturers and certain Chi
cago manufacturers who were not in
the ring from obtaining or filling con
tracts. Michael J. Boyle, business agent of
local 134, s alleged to have been
WIG IC4UC! Ul MIC UtfllU. L,13UIV3 UVy IV: i
the defendants were: Ravmnnri '
Clcary, assistant to Boyle; C. L.
Hampton, former business agent of
Boyle's local; Frank A. Lumlmark,
former business agent of local 713,
and John Gilbert, Charles Kreidcr,
Warren E. Kipplc, Otis II. Duncan,
Julian J. Neilseii, James Ohermiller,
G. W. and E. E. Berthold and C. J.
For Colds, Influenza,
Goes direct to the sick spot.
Contains nothing harmful.
Does not upset the stomach.
Sustains the strength.
Appeals to busy people.
Ask your neighbor.
Your best assurance.
Handy to carry.
Pleasant to take. ,
Doctor book free.
For sale in all America.
26 cents and $1.00, or mailed.
Humphrey's Homeo Medicine Co., 166
William Street, New York.
An Announcement of Interest to the Women Folks ,
Berg's Will Reopen Their
In Temporary Quarters at
1621-FARNAM STREET ,
(Opposite the Omaha National Bank.)
' IT WILL PAY EVERY WOMAN WELL TO PUT OFF THE PUR
CHASE OF HER SPRING GARMENTS FOR THE WEEK OR
TWO THAT IT WILL TAKE US TO GET THIS STORE '
ROOM READY. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY.
We arc contemplating now the erection of a handsome new home
for the Berg Clothing Co. something that Omaha will point , to with
pride in the future. Jt will take the greater part of a year, however.- to
accomplish this. We could have stayed out of business in the mean
time, but since, the fire we have been importuned by so many of our
friends and customers to start up at once that we have decided not to
interrupt the BERG SERVICE that so many women have learned to de
pend entirely upon. .
We will open this store until our permanent home is ready without
the least idea of making a profit from it our main thought will be to
continue uninterrupted the BERG SERVICE. Our customers who have
thought we were reasonable in price in the past, will have TEN-FOLD
more reasons for thinking so now. WE WILL MAKE THESE TEM
PORARY QUARTERS THE ECONOMY SHOP AS WELL AS THE
STYLE SHOP OF OMAHA.
Don't expect fancy fixtures; don't expect anything but the best of
of Spring styles at as'toundingly low prices.
OPEN IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS
WAIT WITH YOUR PURCHASES IT WILL PAY YOU WELL.
WATCH NEWSPAPERS FOR OPENING DATE.
The Pyramid Smil From a Slnglt Trial.
give relief, and a iingl box often curat.
A trial package mailed free In plain wrap-,
per if you eend ui coupon below.
FREE SAMPLE COUPON
PYRAMID DBUO COMPANY, v
181 Pyramid Bids., Marshall, Mich.
Kindir send me a Free samel, of
Pyramid PUa Treatment, In plain wrapper.
Dr. IMenney Says:
"Defective teeth are bad for the health, and it
is demonstrated beyond any doubt that rheumatism
and'many other distressing ailments result from them.
Let us 'put your teeth to rights."
i I Heaviest Bridge
CA. I Best 22k
. UC Gold Crown. . . . J1 Work, per tooth
Wonder Plates C 0 1 A
worth $15 to 25. V VO-sJJV
ME MY DENTISTS
Hours i 8:30 A.
M. to 6 P. M.
Till 8 P. M.
14th and Farnam Sts.
1324 Farnam Street
Phone Douglas 2872
NOTICE Out-of-town patrons
can get Plates, Crowns, Bridges
and Fillings complete in 1 day.
&u''r" : zrr. rrra teams' jo.o-ji.y
Mads by S. Karpen & Bros. Pleasing
'in design, carefully constructed with
thoroughly dependable, luxuriously
restful spring seats and backs; cov
ered in clever new tapestries. Best
values we have ever shown at $55.00,
$65.00, $75.00, $85.00 and up.
i Mahogany Library Tables
of the popular William and Mary six
leg tvpe, as illustrated, at $32.50 and
Other mahogany Library Tables
priced as low as $2 1.50.
See our fumed oak (frft CC
Library Table, spl.,
Bedroom Rockers and
Dainty new Queen Anne and Wil
liam and Mary patterns, in brown ma
hogany and American walnut finish,
with hand woven cane seats, $8.00
, and $9.00 each.
Other types in mahogany and
walnut, at $5.00 and $6.00.
Ua Phone D-33S:
Omaha Home Furnishing Headquarters
The above headline perhaps sounds a little queer to many folk in the face of
present-day high-cost-of-livihg agitation.
Nevertheless, it is true that the BEATON & LAIER COMPANY are selling good
furniture, rugs and draperies at from 10 to 15 lower prices than ever before.
Beaton & Laier's 1917 February Business
Was 230$ Greater Than in February, 1916
These are the actual figures and we,are truly thankful to our friends and
patrons. . '
The lesson this teaches is that volume enables us to sell on a lower price margin.
Consequently we are pricing our merchandise 10 to 15 lower than ever before.
Your most careful inspection and comparison, both of prices and quality, is cor
Only Truly Dependable Merchandise Sold Here
So-called "cheap" furniture, rags and draperies we do not carry, for "cheap"
merchandise is expensive at any price.
Carload after carload of the newest, cleverest, and best in moderately-priced fur
niture, rugs and draperies direct from America's leading manufacturers are now ar
riving daily and being priced in plain figures that everyone can read and compare.
Do We Extend Credit?
Yes, and cheerfully, when desired but remember that one big reason for our
lower prices is that we operate upon a cash basis both in buying and in marking our
goods, thereby saving our patrons thousands of dollars.
Among the New Buffets
are a handsome 'William and Mary
type in brown mahogany, 64 ins. lone
and another in American walnut, 60
inches long. Priced ttTQ CA
at each... VtV.OV
William and Mary Buffets,. in
Jacobean Oak. Priced as low
New William and Mary
Carefully built of select oak with full
Spanish leather (lip seat, $4.85 and
Other new patterns in oak dining
chairs at $1.60, $1.95, $2.50 and $3.
Mahogany Dining Tables
' We are closingout a half dozen pat
terns of genuine-mahogany Dining
Tables, in colonial and modem types,
' with 54 and 60-inch tops, at special
prices, ranging from $46.00 ..and
$49.75 to $99.00.
Queen- Anne Davenport and Chair
Similar to illustration, with genuine1 mahogany frame; finished an
tique brown and luxurious loose cushion upholstery, covered in rich
damask, with blue and brown colorings predominating. The Daven
port is specially priced at $09.00 andthe Arm Chair at 859.50.
A Beautiful William and Mary type, like cut,
generous in sis. and done in solid mahogany i
finished antiqu. brown i
Se. the handsome Adam Vanity Dresser, In
brown mahogany. Priced at 187.40.
William andlvlarv Dininsr Room Suite
"Consisting of a roomy 60-inch buffet, a 84-inch 8-foot extension
table, serving table, five chairs and an arm chair with full slip seats
covered in tapestry; all done in American walnut, carefully built
throughout and beautifully finished. An exceptional value, complete,
t 8215.00. ' i
Set our neio Qntm Aunt, French CitpperdoJe and Mian tUai
tance Dining Suites, in American Walnut end Brown Mahoganu,
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