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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER at. my.
SHOWN IN INTRIGUE
Vniied States' Makes Public
Cablegram Sent by Him Show.
tag Plan to Influence
. Congress. ,
' ChUim4 from rf Oa.
of propaganda and for purposes of
Prominent Men Implicated.
Information in the possession of
the government, but not yet revealed,
is said to show conclusively a more
direct connection of the German ma
chine in America with the Irish ques
tion than that indicated in Count von
BernstorfFs message. The records at
the Department of Justice are said
to contain the names of men implica
ted in that phase of Germanic in
trigues well known In America.
Today's announcement by the State
department is the first official utter
ance of the government in reference
to the German ambassador's actual
participation in the mare of plots and
intrigues conducted for Germany's
benefit in this country since the be
ginning of the European war.
The evidence of Count von Berns
torff's personal activities in connec
tion with the German propaganda
here bears the 4it of President Wil
soh's'address to congress January 22,
reciting his appeal to the warring na
tions to enter into peace negotiations.
At the same time the president was
addressing congress, apparently
Count von Bernstorff was appealing
to his government for funds with
which to influence congressional ac
It was not the first time, appar
ently, that Count von Bernstorff had
sought to influence congressional ae
tidn, this being eloquently proclaimed
ho till rrfrrfnrr " tft 'former OC-
casions." ' - '
, Washington Well Informed,
, Th nima of - the r, organisation
through which the -German govern
ment had sought to .influence con-.
- gressional action, the j manner in
which the money, used for this pur
pose was expended, the previous in-
i stances and -the individuals carrying
on the propaganda, although not dis
closed, presumably are known to the
State department and to the Depart-
. ment of Justice, whose bureau of in
vestigation for mf re than three years
has been conducting a rigid surveil
lance of German activities in tnis
' country. . ' l. " , .
Record of'the Department of Jus
tice are overflowing with reports from
hundreds of agents concerning Ger
man intrigues here, many of which
led to the German embassy'and some
rt uhi-h r(u!tH in the r call, at
President Wilson's request,- of. Cap
tains Boy-Ed and Von Papen, the
German mlitary and naval aides.
- Tin tn ViU titn Rnv.Fit and Von
1 Papen had appeared as the master
spirits of German propaganda here.
Intimations that German plots and
intrigues were directed not by them
but by Count von Bernstorff, with the
full approval of Berlin, with 4he
had been met bv officials with silence.
For months past, however, there have
been many indications that the Amer
ican government had established
Bernstorff's direct connection with
much of the German secret work eon
ducted here, and that there was am
ple basis for a request for his recall
months before the diplomatic break
Bernstorff Directed Boy-Ed.
Up to the time of Boy-Ed's and
Von Papen's recall. Von t Bernstorff
apparently, for diplomatic reasons,
had sought to remain clear personally
nf Innn,l'tini1 with th BTeit Volume
of pro-German activities conducted
here by his attaches. From disclosures
concerning Boy-Ed's and Von Papen's
manifold activities, officials apparent
ly obtained the impression that Von
Bernstorff in most instances had left
the conduct of German propaganda In
the hands of his subordinates, with
only casual supervision of their ac
tivities, if any.
Intimationts have been mora or less
frequent, however, at trials and other
proceedings instituted against pro
German agents in this country that
Von Bernstorff had at least a general
knowledge of the work they were con
ducting. In most instances this. knowl
edge would appear to be only of a
general nature. In a few cases leads
pointing towatd American neutrality
were not publicly developed.
The government's purpose in not
following these leads with public dis
closure was to permit of closer ex
amination into th'. ambassador's ac
tual participation in them..
The text of the message was given
out without comment in the same
manner as was the message of Count
Luxburgl German minister to Argen
tina, which has disrupted relations
between Argentina and uermany, ana
the letter of German Minister von
Eckhardt, in Mexico City, recently
made public. , ,
Casts Suspicions at Congress.
. On the floor of the house, Repre
sentative Heflin of Alabama, asserted
that he could name thirteen or four
teen members of the two branches of
congress who had acted suspiciously,
and expressed th opinion that they
should be investigated. Generally,
hnwrvrr. the disposition was to re
gard, as absurd any suggestion that'
any part ot tne sau.wu sougnt Dy von
Bernstorff was intended for members
of congress. i ':. v
Kothlng to Foreshadow Trouble, ,
This message was sent' nine days
before the German'government pro?
claimed its undestricted submarine
warfaer. When he wrote it, Count
von Bernstorff wa assuring the Amer
ican government and press that under
no circumstances would Germany vio
late her pledges of the Sussex case
or do anything that might draw the
United States into( .the list of her
enemies. With - the Lusitania and
other cases' in abeyance, the Ameri-
1613 Farnam StreeL
V THE STORE FOR GENTLEWOMEN
Saturday, Sept 22
The : House of Menagh cordially invites your
inspection of the beautiful new -
Only the superlative of language can adequately
4 . describe this superlative showing of " '
Suits; Coats, Dresses
.Fashions that are authoritative and original. '
Attractively Priced 1 "5
$35 to $100
can government, had made no move
since the Sussex pledge, and there
was nothing on the surface to fore
shadow impending trouble.
Two weeks later, when von Bern
storff was handed his oassoorts. he
professed ignorance of prior knowl
edge of his 'government s intentions
to throw its promises to the winds.
Bernstorff Directed Personally.
Evidence hat been accumulating to
prove that the ambassador was not
only cognizant or, out actuany di
rected the activities of 'Boy-Ed and
von Papen, the military and naval at
taches, who were sent some long De
fore the United States broke relations
with Germany, because of their con
nection with bomb plots, passport
frauds, spying and other pases ol
the almost unlimited operations in
this country of the German secret
Echoes of Suspicion.
How complete is the evidence of
German diolomatie duplicity remain
ing in possession of the United States
government is only conjectural,! but
that it is far more than has been gen
erally supposed is now certain. It
was intimated by government officials
today that the series of revelations is
not nearly complete. From the out
side there are reaching the State de
partment schoes of the apprehension
sounded by friends , of men towards
whom suspicion long has pointed.
Official repudiation was given a sug
gestion that a diplomat now in Wash
ington is about to be placed under the
spotlight. , .
The coordinated intelligence forces
of the government are known to be
continuing their investigations, how
ever, and it is pointed put that the
government has not lost sight of the
necessity ot watching tor uerman in
trigue and espionage.
Recommends Million and
Half in Land Taxes Be Paid
Washington, Sept. 21. Payment of
land taxes aggregating $1,504,841 to
eighteen counties in Oregon and one
county in Washington was recom
mended by Secretary Lane today.
When the federal government recov
ered title to the lands from Oregon
& California Railroad company con
gress authorized the payment of taxes
levied against the properties while
In the possession of the road. The
amounts due range from $478 in the
case of Clark county, Washington, to
$300,132 in the case of Douglas
county, Oregon. - - .
Hundreds Injured in Riot
Following Ohio Meeting
Cleveland. 0., Sept. 21. In a riot
which followed a soliciting meeting
here last night one man was stabbed,
perhaps fatally, and 'several hundred
persons suffered minor injuries.
Eight automobile .loads of federal
agents, more than a score of police
reserves and military police armed
with clubs charged the crowd repeat
edly before 'it was scattered.
SjjK Or THE TOWN
Dignity and tone elegance
are always a part of Brown
ing-King Clothes. . In spite
of ' unfavorable market con
ditions, we shall continue to
make and sell nothing but
GUARANTEED ALL WOOL
.V.':A;;Mcn V--' V- i
And Young Men's
ISUITS 4 .
V ; $15 to $60
Vassar Union Suits
Boys' Hats and Caps
. Suits, and Overcoats
Paul Jones Middy Blouses
; Misses Sweater Coats
CEO. T.WILSON, Mgr.
Qhe Hraskwii Center jor
ELPEN & LO.
The New Blouses
$7.50 is the price of a new
series of Georgette Blouses ;
fine in quality and delight
ful in design.
A Gallerie of Exquisite
Blouses, showing the beau
ties of hand work, fine ma
terials and lovely designs.
These for women who de
sire the extraordinary, $25,
Blended Rat '
Throws, $30, $35,
Blue Wolf Sets, '
$45 to $65.
l Black Wolf Sets,
$45 to $65.
Sets for $45.
A variety of styles, sterling
trims, $1.50 and $2.
Fall Laces and
Beautiful patterns that will
add materially to the at
tractiveness of your' new
St, Gall Laces,- Novelties in
gold and silver, Filets,
Venise, Vals, Clunies, Tor
chons and Net Tops.N A dis
play that is wonderfully
complete and full of sug
gestions. Unique Beaded Trimmings
in Egyptian and Indian col
orings; are originations
that you'll like to see.
The finest gloves from
France. Made of the best
kid skins. Correctly sized
and beautifully finished ;
one and two-clasp styles In
Fall shades., $2, $2.25,
$2.75 a pair.
Women of slender and medium
figure will appreciate this com
fortable style. - We have a num
ber of new models in brocaded
materials, batiste, and coutil;
wide elastic - bands at the top.
$1.50 to $8.
Fashionable Suits - Coats Dresses
In a Group Priced $25
SERGE DRESSESU-The popular dress of the season, is
i shown in a. variety of new models. Made
of fine serge, beautifully styled and trimmed.
A special showing at $25.
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SERVICE COATS For stormy days, motor wear and
street wear, are those likeable
coats made of serviceable fabrics,
in modish styles, An unusual value
' TAILORED SUITS--Belted effects, cor
rectly tailored of seasonable mate
rials. Suits that are way above the
average ga r m e n t one expects
j for $25.
No extra charge for alterations
Select Your New Hat
From the Best Displays
Of the Whole Season
Saturday you are invited to see
a group of charming new. Hats,
We are sure that such a selection is
' out of the ordinary in variety of
. shapes, colors, trimmings and dis
tinctiveness.; You can have a new Fall Hat that
. is, obviously in good f taste without
exceeding the expenditures planned
a hat that will be admired and
commented upon in any gathering.
jibe Thompson-Belden Ideal;
lis, a .hat that . is distinctively,'
and exclusively your own.
Short Lines of High Shoes
Chosen From Regular Stock
;-v . '
Go Saturday for $5
High Shoes of the best sort styles that
are really fashionable, Made of the finest
materials. Sorosis throughout in quality of
" workmanship.' .
In thlsTlot are Black Kid Shoes with White
Kid Tops, Patent Leather Shoes with Black,
Buck Tops, Black Kid, tfrown wa--au o
alrable styles, selling, as you know, ordi
narily for much more than asked in this
sale, Both high and low heeled styles.
It's only because they represent short lines
that we can offer; them at the absurdly
low price of 1 .
The Newest of Neckwear
Finishing touches mean so
much to one's appearance
and happy is the woman
who has time (or takes
It) to bestow real care on
the choice of neck fixings.
Notice the smartest dress
er you know and you will
usually discover that her
neck is clothed with care.
At present Jabot collars of
lovely lace are prominently dis
Chimssettes-with jabots and
stock collar are very fetching,
Collars for coats and dresses
are made of Crepe and Satin.
Georgette and Organdie Edges
are plain or lace trimmed- .
Attractive collars especially de
signed for Serge and Satin
Beautiful Scarfs of Velvet and
North Aisle, Main Floor
Woolens and Silks
-Price Worth Taking Advantage Of
Good fabrics are con
stantly rising in price..
Materials of good quality
are scarce. To see our
present stocks and . to
know, that every yard
was purchased months
ago when prices were
very much lower, then
one realizes the truth of
the statement that we are
in' a position to save you
An excellent range of fins
wool coatings, suitings and
dress-weight fabrics in fash
ionable weaves and colors
These are materials of the
Haskell's fine black silks are
, to be had exclusively . at
Thomuson-Beldens They are
rich, lustrous and beautiful
NoveRy silks, taffetas and
satins, at $1.75 to $3.50.
One hundred new pieces of
Georgette. In all probability ,
we can 'match your difficult
shades, at $2 to $3.
Devoted To Men
Ultra Smart Shirt
Indeed a fitting description
of the season's new arrivals.
Manhattans. Eagles and Ar
rows. Good looking patterns
aplenty .from which to
choose. French or stiff cuffs,
whichever you prefer. ,
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New Soft Cellars
For fall wear we offer heavy
piques and madras, in a va
riety of suitable shapes. Ar
row, Delpark, Manhattan,
Earl and Wilson and Triangle
. makes, .
New Form-Fit Arrew Collar,
Colors that go well with your
shirts; patterns that are a bit
"different" from ordinary'
an exceptionally large show
ing, SOe to $3 All made with
slip-easy bands, for service.
Plain colors or fancy border
ed effects, in Crepe do Chios
and Jsp Silk, Several good
, THE; MEN'S SHOP
To the Left ae You Eater
WE ARE THIRTY YEARS OLD AND STILL GROWING
' ASSETS, $12,000,000.00, '
' ; , ,r . Bertrand, Nebraska, June 20, 1917. 1
Bankers Life Insurance Co. of Nebraska, .
v Lincoln, Nebraska. .
Gentlemen Your general agent, Mr. A, B. Olson,' has today
Y handed me draft in the amount of $715.92, which represents the
1 cash surrender value on policy No. 10373, which Khave carried
with your companion a fifteen payment basis, having paid an
annual premium of $35.75, being a total of $536.25. Now, after
having had the full fifteen yearsr protection you pay me back all
' I have paid in and $179.67 interest I am very much pleased with
mis settlement ana am giving ivir. uisun ray appucauun lur an
other policy on the same basis. Y Y
I can surely recommend your company to any one contemplat
ing buying Life Insurance. . I am, :.' -
Yours very truly,
' Y Y- REUBEN W. RISBERG.
FIFTEEN PAYMENT LIFE POLICY
, Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE
of Lincoln, Nebraska
Name of insured . .Reuben W, Risberg
Residence. ..... .Bertrand, Nebraska
Amount of policy. . . .$1,000.00
Total premiums'paid company $536.23
Total cash paid Mr. Risberg. ,$715.92
And 15 years' Insurance for Nothing.
Our contracts guarantee equal protection
and investment for all policy holders.
We hrnve a position to offer a wide-eweke
life beurenee nua. Addrese Heme Office,
Lincoln, Neb., Dept. H. ,
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