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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15. 1917.
Pacifists Damage the Moral Fiber of People in the Nation's Great Ciisis
T. R. SAYS ALLIES
SURE TO WIN WAR
Former President Greets Old
Friends in Omaha While
Enroute to the State
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was
in Omaha ten minutes yesterday.
The colonel was on his way to Lin
coin, where in the afternoon he is the
chief speaker at the Nebraska semi
centennial. Though the hour, 7
o'clock, was early, there were hun
dreds of Omahans at the depot to
greet him and from the time he swung
his cai on the rear of the Bitr
li.igton train until he continued his
journey, he was a busy man.
Colonel Roosevelt was up, fully
dressed and out on the car platform,
his face wreathed with smiles, when
the train pulled into the depot To
General Phil Hull of Nebraska'!
army contingent, who was the first
man to meet him, the colonel ex
claimed: Likes the Weather.
' "This is a fine morning; this is
bully and I'm glad to see you."
About this time and just as Col
onel Rosevelt stepped down from the
car, the Lincoln committee, headed
bv Chancellor Avery, former Senator
Iturkett, H. H. Wilson, J. C. Harpan,
Charles Watson, J. H. Brody, C C
Qu'ggle, J. Reed Green, W. 0. Jones
and a number of others, gathered
abof him an! were introduced.
Omahans to the number of fully
200 gathered ii. and vied' with one
another in grasping Colonel Roose
velt's hand. He recogniied most of
them, and those whom he did not
were introduced by Victor Rose
water. While Colonel Roosevelt was busy
meeting friends, he had an eye out
for the babies and several were held
up for his inspection. He treated
them them all alike. He chucked
them tinder the chin, patted their
cheeks and confided to the fond
mothers: "They are darling babies."
Somebody wanted Colonel Roose
velt to make a speech and told him so,
but he got out of it by remarking that
"I have got to do most of the talking
in Lincoln this afternoon and I must
save my voice for that occasion."
On the subject of war, Colonel
Roosevelt has but one opinion and
that opinion, as he expressed it is this:
"The allies are going to win and
there is no question about it Its not
t war of any one country, but a war in
the interest of humanity and future
freedom and if alt the allies should
drop out, the United States would be
in honor bound to continue alone and
make the fight," ' , '
Colonel Roosevelt asserted that the
fast is just beginning to awaken to the
gravity of the war situation and
people are beginning to realize the
necessity of contributing their money
and physical strength in support of
the allies. He added, "And from opin
ions gathered in talking with the
fieoplc and reading the papers, I be
ieve that the central west, which can
always be depended upon, is in line,
ready to respond to any call made
Colonel Roosevelt Is !n the pink of
condition and according to his own
statement, ia feeling fine. He is ready
for a fight and if called upon to go to
the front, aaya he will be there to do
his duty. .
Magician at Kansas City ,
Charged With Robbing Omahan
. Kansas City, Mo June 14. (Spe
C. H. Hennella, a magician, met
D. L, Young, a well-to-do cattle
dealer from Omaha yesterday. The
men talked a while, then Hennella in
vited Younc to his room at the main
hotel. A few moments later Hennella
asked to be excused.
Young waited for his host an hour.
Then he became nervous and took an
ii .entory of his personal belongings,
1)' discovered his ruby and diamond
scarf pin, valued at $165 were missing.
Hennella was arrested and charged
with larceny today. His preliminary
will be a week from today.
Chamberlain's Tablets for Indiges
' tion and Biliousness.
In a recent letter to the manufac
turers Mrs. P. Frazier, East St. Louis,
Mo., states: "I have never used any
thing equal to Chamberlain's Tablets
for indigestion and biliousness. I
have also heard a great many of my
friends praise them highly." Adv.
: The Weather ,
For .XbrakA Pair; warmtr.
TempermlttMt at Omaha YMterdmy.
a. m.,.,, hi
i a, ra
I a. m.
i a. m.
10 a. m t
11 a. m 61
It noon.,,....,, M
1 p. m 5
1 p. ra 7
S p. m 61
4 p. m t
I p. m .ft
t p. m 17
T p. m 66
I p. m 14
CparatlT local Bceord.
HIT. 1918. 11S. 1114.
Ilfffhit yuterdar.... II hi 7& 82
Jowt ynterdajr 62 S ( 41
Man iDmptraturt 60 70 67 1
Precipitation '.00 T. T. 1.01
Temparatur and precipitation departure
iTom me normal:
Normal tmperatura ,., Tl
Deficiency for in day
Total deficiency alaca Id arch 1 1U
Normal praclpttattoa 17 Inch
Kkh for th day 17 inch
Total rainfall Hoc March 1....11.E2 Inch
Kxcna alnca March 1 S-26 Inchei
IWftclency for Mr. partod la 114 4.44 Inehaa
IMlei-ocy Cor cor. parted Id 111! t.6 Inchea
Xtfwrls Fro Stations at T F. M,
Station and Stat Temp, High Rata-
of Weather. 7 p. ra. cat. tall.
Cheyenna, part cloudy.. 76 16 .00
Davenport, c lowly , (4 61 ,H
Xver, clear...,..,,,, 7 - 76 .00
Dec Molnea, clear 44 44 .00
iXKlce City, part cloudy 71 IS .00
Lander, clear. 74 76 .00
North Plana, clear..... 76 71 - .00
Omaha, clear,.,.,..,,, 44 .00
Pueble, clear. , 71 - 78 ' .00
Jtaptd City, oear 06 41 .M
Halt Lake City, clear.. . I St - .00
HtnU He, part cloudy.. 76 71 .00
ffheridan, part cloudy.. 74 74 .00
Mow Ctiy. clear 66 66 . .00
Vaicuttoe. clear........ 64 10 .09
U A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
ROOSEVELT IN RINGING ADDRESS
AT NEBRASKA SEMI-CENTENNIAL
CRITICISES NATIONAL POLICY
Former President Deplores Failure of United State to
Prepare for War and Plead for Nation-Wide Sup
port of Red Cros Movement Recep
tion for Friend.
Lincoln, Neb., June 14. With all
t'.e vigor at his command, Colonel
TI.eodore Roosevelt, addressing sev
eral thousand persons assembled on
the capitol grounds here this after
noon, the last of the aemi-centennial
celebration of Nebraska, drove home
the fundamental truths of the doc
trine of Americanism. His speech
was tampered with kindly considera
tion for those cf foreign blood in the
United States, but he was emphatic
in pointing out the duty of every
American at the present time.
In the afternoon a patriotic pi.ade,
in which the colonel participated was
held, preceeding the "riies at the
stat capitol. Tonight Colonel Koose
velt witnessed the historical pageant
"Nebraska" produced by the Uni
versity of Nebraska faculty and stu
dents. Pays Attention to Press.
One of Mr. Roosevelt's digressions
from his written address was to flay
the German language newspapers of
the country. "These newspapers
printed in German are a fit subject for
the attention of the censor", he said.
"I think the English language, seeing
it is our language does pretty well
without the assistance of the German
or any other tongue.
I might have been shenrt ot my
county," Mr. Roosevelt continued,
"but 1 never would have been presi
dent if I had learned and only spoken
Dutch, the language ot my ancestors.
"I have a friend who has just en
listed in the army. He has a splendid
little family of a wife and four chil
dren. He himself, was born in
Sweden, but he is all American and
a good one, too. Now I don't want
that man's children to speak Swedish
and my children speak Dutch, because
I want them to understand each
Flag Above Church.
In the course of his address.' Col
onel Roosevelt assertd that "the
clergyman who does not cut the flag
above the church had better close his
church and keep it clpsed. Mr.
Roosevelt urged farmers to buy Lib
erty Loan bonds and said:
If you don't invest in the Liberty
Loan, don't jump on Wall street,
when Wall street dos."
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in his
speech this afternoon criticised the na-
. ! t t! ., f . 1- T ' . . I f ' : . : ,
iiuimi puucyvoi inc urmca oiaici lor
failure to protest promptly - against
German ruthlessness and brutality, de
plored national failure to prepare for
the war, pleaded for undivided loyalty
to the American fUsr. denounced the
pacifist, and asked for generous sup
port and for the use of the Red Cross
in caring mr nmencan iruop, in
"We permitted our national policy."
he said, "to be swayed by the national
devotions and national antipathies of
men, who exercised the rights of
American citizens, but showed them
selves traitors to America by the way
in which thev prostituted our citizen
ship to the interests of Germany or to
ineir natreo. oi cngiana.
"It would be impossible to over
state the damage done to the morale
fibre of our country by the profes
sional pacifist propaganda, the peace-at-any-price
propaganda. The pro
fessional pacifists during the first two
and a half vears of the war. have oc
cupied precisely the position of the
copperheads during the time of Abra
"The fact that sheer cowardness
was more potent than the love of
peace was proved by the fact that the
leading pacifists dared not condemn a
single specific act of wrong-doing
when such act was committed by the
powerful and brutal foe they most
feared Germany. They clamored for
neutrality between Germany and Bel
gium. They denounced war in language
wntch renectea as heavily on the
fathers who were defending ' their
wives snd daughters from outrage as
upon the aggressors who systemati
cally practiced rape and torture. By
their failure to protest against the in
human torture of the poison gas they
made it necessary hereafter to accept
this as an ordinary instrument of war
f re: iust as. bv our failure to take
immediate action in connection with
the murder of innocent noncombat
ants by submarine, we committed an
offense against humahity the effects
of which cannot be completely eradi
cated by any subsequent action on
"All this meanness and abandon
ment of duty was championed by the
professional pacifists on the plea that
thereby we should be "kept out of
War.' And bv their political pressure.
they prevented us from preparing,
and Kept us utterly unprepared, on
the ground t'.tat preparedness invited
war: their motto was 'Saftev first.'
not 'duty first.' They cared nothing
for our righteousness. They cared
notl.mg tor humanity. I hey cared
nothing for our national honor or .in
terest. All thev asked was a 'oeace'
that would permit us to get all four
feet in the trough while we strove to
distract attention from the squalid
baseness of our materialism by the
shrill clamor ot a sham sentimentality.
Finally Forced Into War.
"And nevertheless we have not been
kept out of war. Our avoidance of
duty simply n ted cuch- cumulative
repetition of insult and iniurv that
finally war was forced on us. It merely
resulted in our arming into war stern
foremost, in a condition of such com
plete unreadiness that we owe an ig
noble safety exclusively to the protec
tion of the exhausted nations to
whose help we have announced that
we intend to come.
"From this time on let us Insist on
an absolute and undivided American
ism in this land, untempered by any
self-allegiance to the countries from
which our ancestor may severally
have sprung, and untainted by any
unworthy national animosity towards
and other country. Let us prepare our
selves spiritually, economically and in
all military and naval matters includ-
ing as a permanent policy the policy
ot universal military training ana
service so that never again shall we
be utterly unready, as we now are, to
meet a great crisis, rinany, in me
present war, a war for liberty and
democracy against the ruthless mili
taristic tyranny of the Prussianized
Germany of the Hohenzollcrns, iet us
as speedily as possible train our giant,
but our soft and unready, strength, so
that we may use our hardened might
to bring the sl.ughter to a real and
final end in the only way honorably
possible by securing for ourselves and
our allies the peace of justice based
on overwhelming victory."
Appeal for Red Cross.
In his appeal for support of the Red
Cross, Colonel Roosevelt said:
"The most important thing is to
send abroad at the earliest possible
moment a great fighting army. Second
only to the army in the work of win
ning this war comes our Red Cross.
Indeed the importance of this work is
so great that the president of the
United States has set apart next week
from June 18 to 25 as a period for
sacrifice and unselfish generosity, a
week in which the whole American
people will be asked to join in raising
funds to enable our Red Cross to per
form its vast and indispensable duties
in this war.
"The president has also commis
sioned several of the ablest business
men of the country as a war council
of the Red Cross, to administer this
service on behalf of a atricken world.
This war council tells us that a fund
of $100,000,000 must be raised at once
in order to meet even the most urgent
"Here. Indeed, Is a summons to
every American. It is an enormous
sum ot money; but what eomtort can
we take in withholding; that or any
other sum of money if it is needed to
relieve the suffering of our own sons
or the sons of our allies who are fights
ing for all that makes life worth liv
ing. Opportunity for Service.
"Into our Red Cross without stint
should be poured a heartfelt offering
of thanksgiving that we are permitted
to join in this great service to all man
kind. Our soldiers and sailors will do
their part without flinching; we may
rest assured of their courage and fi
delity. The Red Cross offers to us
who are not allowed to fight, the op
portunity for sacrifice and for help.
"We little realize what is before us.
Our own sons and brothers will soon
be going into battle. They will be
3,000 miles from home, in a land al
ready wasted bv war. a land threat
ened by famine a landismitten by dis
ease. They tell us that in many cases
today the wounds of soldiers in
France must be tied up with newspa
pers for wsnt of the necessary sur
gical bandages. When our own men
are wounded as they surely will be
in great numbers are we going to al
low them to suffer yet more because
we fail to provide those things whtcn
can at least mitigate distress? Surely
not I But we must do it in advance.
If we wait it may be too late. Do it
Foster Parent for the Wounded.
"Our Red Cross must not only care
for the shattered bodies of our
wounded men; it alone can become a
foster narent tc them in the trying
conditions they are sure to face when
they are convalescent from wounds or
recovering from exhaustion. We shall
soon have an army of l.OUu.UOU sol
diers. When "they go to France they
must have homes in which to rest
and to be cared for and to recover.
The generosity of our whole people
must make it possible for our Red
t-ross to provide tor them.
"Iu no previous war have the inno
cent noncomhatants had to bear so
terrible a share of its physical suffer
ing. And it is through our Red Cross
that we can show to the nations of the
world how the great heart of the
American people goes out to them in
"France proud, brave, bleeding
from ghastly wounds needs us sore
ly. Tuberculosis is raging throughout
its land. Fifteen hundred of its towns
and villages have been razed to the
ground by the calculated barbarity of
the invaders. Millions of its people are
homeless and starving, bereft even of
the barest covering for their bodies,
of stoves, of utensils with which to
cook or eat, of agricultural imple
ments, of animals indeed of the sim
plest elements of civilization. And to
us atone can these people come for
help; we alone have the abundance
with which to supply their direst
"To Russia, too, we must reach out
our helping hand. We little know what
it has suffered and is suffering. Russia,
long obedient to autocracy, has not
flinched in this conflict Its people
have had to struggle not only to free
the world from autocracy, but to
make their own land a lang of liberty.
Russia needs all we can do to
make their own land a land of liberty.
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"Omaha'i Beit Baggage
strengthen Its courage and to make It
feel that we are indeed behind it Our
armies can do little for it Our Red
Cross alone can take into Russia the
message of hope, of help, of confi
dence which it so terribly needs. The
message must be practical. It must
tarry deeds .nd not merely words
and it should be carried at once. I'rob
ably never before were so many peo
ple in distress and agony as in Russia
at this very hour. We can take no more
vital step toward winning tmt war
than to put renewed heart and
strength into Russia."
T. B. STARTS WAVE
OF PATRIOTISM AS
(CwatlatMd Tnm Pag One.)
only regret is that I am not serving
under your father in France."
The little fellow appeared embar
rased by the enthusiastic greeting, but
responded in a low voice with a
When the crowd arose and sang
"America," a crowd much larger than
greeted W. J. Bryan at his home
coming in 1908, was already on the
grounds and thousands were still
coming, when Mr. Roosevelt was in
troduced by Mayor Miller.
Platform Too Low.
The platform was not high enough
for the colonel and while the crowd
cheered, Colonel Roosevelt mounted
a table. He asked the crowd to be
as quiet as possible as a strong Ne
braska breeze was blowing.
A banner about fifty feet in front
of the platform on which was in
scribed, "The Greek for the United
States," appeared to be in the way of
Sieople in the rear and upon calls to
ower it. Colonel Roosevelt said:
"That's a corking good banner, but
it is a little in the way of people
seeing back of you. Pass it up here,"
and it was handded up.
"Now for the umbrellas," shouted
the colnel. "I know that lady over
there will lower her parasol," and as
the parasol was lowered, Colonel
Roosevelt shouted, "Bully." "No
wonder you have woman suffrage in
Guest it Dinner.
Ex-President Roosevelt 'was a guest
this evening of the semi-centennial
committee at a dinner at the Lincoln
There were about 115 present and
at the close of the dinner, Colonel
Roosevelt talked a few momenta to
. The law the pageant of Nebraska
tonight, and was greatly pleased.
Prohibitory Clause Is
Written Into Tax Bill
Washington, June 14. A prohibi
tory tax on foodstuffs used in making
beverages, tentatively agreed to last
week by the senate finance commit
tee waa (till further increased today
and then was formally written into
the war tax bill. The new rate is $60
per hundred pounds instead of $20
per bushel, and representatives of the
distillers declare it unquestionably
would b e effective in forcing suspen
sion of the distilling industry. The
section as approved also prohibits im
portation of distilled beverages.
Chicago Board Adopts New
Rule to Stabilize Grain
Chicago, June 14. New regulations
designed to stabilize the grain market
by providing an' increased supply
available for filling future delivery
contracts were adopted by the Chi
cago board of trade today. No. J
wheat hereafter will be deliverable on
future contracts at five cents discount.
The new rule also applies to corn and
Irish Prisoners May
' Be Allowed to Go Free
London. lune 14. The British gov
ernment is considering the granting
of Amnesty to the Irish prisoners ar
rested at the time of the rebellion last
year. Chancellor Bonar Law made his
announcement in the house of com
mons today saying that the govern
ments decision would be made known
Zeppelin L-43 Destroyed
By British Naval Forces
London, June 14. Zeppelin L-43
has been destroyed over the North
sea by naval forces, Chancellor Bonar
Law announced today, in teh House
The admiralty reports that no sur
vivors of the Zeppelin were seen.
EVEREST, KANSAS, April 20, 1917.
Bankers Life Insurance Company, '
GENTLEMEN Twenty years ago I bought policy No. 4589 in your company for
f 1,000. I was 36 years old and paid a premium of $35.05 yearly, making a total of
1701.00 in twenty years and now you are paying me through your General Asrent,
Carl Luti, $1,070.60, which is $369.60 more than I paid to you and you have given my
family and myself protection for $1,000 for nothing during this time and surely a nice
rate Of interest as an investment.
I truly can recommend the Bankers Life Insurance Co., of Lincoln, Nebraska,
to any one desiring insurance and I feel that each and every one of us should carry
insurance, especially when we are raising a family, and no one will ever regret carrying
this kind of insurance. I feel satisfied with tha way I helve been treated and with
the fine settlement I have received.
I will apeak a good word for the Bankers Life Insurance Company of Lincoln
wherever I can. Thanking you very kindly, I remain
Very truly yours,
FLORANTS H. GEIGER,
. CECELIA GEIGER.
If you are thinking of taking a policy or
an agency, write Home Office, Lincoln,
Neb., for particular, Dept H.
OLD GLORY RAISED
AT THE COURT HOUSE
Gift of Joseph Hayden Unfurled
With Military Honors on
While three companies of soldiers
stood at attention and a great crowd
on the court house square sang the
"Star-Spangled Banner" a big Amer
ican flag, twenty-five by thirty-five
feet In size, was drawn out on a cable
stretched between the city hall and
court house, where it floated in the
breeze before the cheering crowd.
The ceremonies took place at noon.
The flag was the gift oj Joseph Hay
den. captain i t. Adams, in making
the presentation address, declared:
"The name of Joseph Hayden, the
donor of this magnificent flag, will go
down in the history of Douglas county
as the great patriot of this day."
THOMPSON BELDEN a CO.
To Lovers of Art
A public Exhibition for Two Weeks of
A Wonderful $70,000 Painting
The work of the world renowned Danish artist, Carl
Thoptay, considered his masterpiece, called
"The Man of Galilee"
It is a might'i picture, with nfinile religious significance.
The attitude o, sublime spiritual re erence painted into the very
Mi ne of .kt figure.
Displayed On Our Third Floor
Size of Canvas, 81x10 Feet
Carl Thomtay's greatest achievements are Biblical
scenes and subjects. His "Two Marys at the Tomb" is
in the Luxembourg Palace, the property of the French
' We.invite you to view this exceptional painting.
and Embroidered Tea
I They will launder and wear like
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Plain Scalloped Napkins
Size 12x12, $3.75 a dozen.
Scalloped and Embroid
ered Napkins 12x12
$3.95 a dozen.
Formerly Priced ap to $6
Two hundred and
fifty pairs short lines
from regular stock;
sizes are limited, so
early shopping is ad
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After the flag was in place a salute
of twentyone guns was fired by. a
squad of eight National Guardsmen.
District Judge Estelle presided.
Father Gluba of South Side led in the
opening prayer. District Judge Troup
made the speech of acceptance on be
half of Douglas county and Dean
Tancock made a short talk.
The court house square during the
ceremonies presented a military ap
pearance. Campanies A, B and C of
the Fourth regiment, Nebraska Na
tional Guard, were drawn up on the
north, east and west sides of the
flagstaff. Colonel Baehr, Majors Hol
deman and Douglas and Captains
Harris, Hamilton and Kirsohner were
among the military men. Members
of the Armour Glee club led in the
Congress Takes Recess !
Because of Noise of Storm
Washington, June 14. Thunder,
lightning, rain and hait, which envel
oped the capitol for more than an
hour today forced both houses of con
gress to recess while the storm raged
because the legislators could not make
themselves heard above the din. '
A Friday Special
One lot of La Grecque
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36, 38. At reduced prices
$1.75 combinations, $1.10
2 combinations. $1.35
$3 . combinations, $2
$4.50 combinations, $2.98
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Kikujiro Ishii to Heaii
Jap Mission to America
Tokio, June 14. Viscount Kilku
jiro Ishii, formerly foreign minister,
has been appointed chief envoy of th
Japanese commission, which is tc
visit the United States for the pur
pose of arranging co-operation be
tween the two nations in the war. It
is understood the commission will dis
cuss all questions relating to prosecu
tion of the war, including defense of
the Pacific and at the same time en
deavor to enhance the friendly rela
tions between Japan and the United
Grand Island Man, Sick in
Hospital, Buys Liberty Bonds
James II. Woolley, a Grand Island,
Neb., attorney, is recovering from a
two weeks' illness at the Nicholas
Senn hospital and will be able to re
turn to his home in a few days. He
telegraphed his business associates at
Grand Island last night to buy some
Liberty bonds for him before the big
A Blouse Sale
Voile and Organdie Blouses,
some slightly soiled and
mussed sizes 34 to 46. i
Formerly sold to $1.00. -J-
Gordon H. 300
A New Shipment
This particular style
Gordon H. 300 is
made of pure dye Jap
silk, fine lisle tops and
double soles. A quality
noted for its excellent
wear. In black and
white, regular sizes,
$1.35; out sizes, $1.50.
Away With That
Corsetieres trained by
constant practice in fit
ting the figures, recom
mend brassieres to stout,
medium and slender wo
men. They know its valuable
aid in smoothing the ug
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A special offer Friday,
several lace trimmed
brassieres and bandeau,
69c and 79c
A Now Shipment
Steel knitting needles in proper
sizes for making: socks and
Art Needlework Third Floor.
Thompson-Belden Sun Hats,
two new styles stiff or soft
brim sizes for women and
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Amount of policy $1,000.00
Total premiums paid Company .. .$701.00
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