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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1917
ENGLAND TO STICK TO
Clumsy Alsace-Lorraine Trick
Has No Influence on Situa
tion, Says English Pre
mier in Speech.
London, Oct. 12. Premier Lloyd
George, in an address today, declared,
that he could not think of any state
ment more calculated to prolong the
war than the assertion of the German
foreign secretary von Kuehlmann,
that Germany would never contem
plate the making of concessions to
France respecting Alsace-Lorraine.
However long the war lasted, said
the premier, England intended to
stand by her gallant ally, France, un
til she redeemed her oppressed chil
dren from the degradation of a for
Half Million Men in U. S.
Under Military Training
Washington, Oct. 12. The number
of men in America's new army either
actually under training or ordered to
the sixteen cantonments throughout
the country totalj 431,180.
In making public these figures to
day Secretary Baker said that the
shipments of clothing to the camps is
keeping pace wit! the arrival of the
new troops. Up to October 1, the
day before the second increment of
draft men was ordered out, nearly
13,000,000 articles of wearing apparel
and sleeping equipment had been sent
to the cantonments and shipments are
being made daily.
Camp Funston, in Kansas, has the
greatest quota of men ofany of the
camps, its numbe- being 39,533.
Articles sent to cantonments for
the new men include 1,402,390 blan
kets, 422,346 bed sacks, 436,749 cotton
breeches, 259,805 woolen breeches,
267,579 cotton coats, 204,728 woolen
coats, 289,713 overcoats, 4,002,856
pieces of underclothing and 937,734
pairs of shoes.
La Follette Denies Press
, Reports; Gives Transcript
Washington, Oct. 12. Senator La
Follette today presented to the sen
ate committee investigating his St.
Paul speech, his transcript of the ad
dress, accompanied by a letter de
nouncing press reports as grossly
The committee also received other
transcripts of the speech from the
Minnesota Public Welfare commis
sion, which made the first request for
Senator La Follette's expulsion.
The committee considered the
speeches and will meet again tomor
row to determine whether hearings
will be held.
In his letter to the committee to
day, Senator La Follette denied re
ports that he said this country had
no grievance for war and asked for
an opportunity to examine witnesses
before ,the committee and to present
his own testimony regarding any
statements of fact questioned.
Pilay Ask for Volunteers
To Fill Up Camp Cody
Camp Cody, Deming, N. M., Oct. 12
(Special Telegram.) Company A,
Iowa engineers, arrived liere early
this morning, having stopped late at
night in El Paso for refreshments.
The unit has been at Camp Dodge,
Des Moines. TherQ were 164 officers
and men on the train. Iowa engineers,
First battalion, and the headquarters
company, supply company and Sec
ond battalion, Companies E, F, G and
M, Sixth Nebraska infantry, form the
109th engineers in, the division.
Reports here indicate the early ar
rival of the First Minnesota infantry,
which will become the 135th.
Volunteers may be asked for in the
five states represented here after the
5,000 recruits to fill the regiments said
to be due to move from Camp Dodge
are received. -
Get Two Years in Pen
For Plot to Sink Ship
Aiken, S. C, Oft. 11. Paul
Wierse, editorial writer of the
Charleston (S. C.) American, and
Captain Klattenhoff , of the German
steamship Liebenfels, were convicted
in federal court here today of con
spiracy to sink the ship in Charleston
harbor and sentenced to two years
in federal prison at Atlanta and to
pay a fine of $1,000 and costs each.
The Liebenfels was sunk just before
diplomatic relations with v Germany
were broken, presumably on orders
of the German government.
Rev. Charles E. Cobbey, III of
Ptomaine Poisoning, Recovers
Camp Cody, Deming, N. M., Oct. 12.
12. (Special Telegram.) Rev. Dr.
Charles E. Cobbey of Omaha, head
of religious work at the Young Men's
Christian association halls here, who
was taken ill of ptomaine poisoning
and treated at the base hospital, is re
covering and may stay here a month
Italians Make Haul
Of Austrian Destroyer
, Washington, Oct. 12. A Rome dis
patch to the Italian embassy today
announced that an Austrian torpedo
boat, destroyer had been captured by
the Italians in the Adriatic. The
Austrian crew surrendered without
firing a shot.
German Diplomats Land
On American Shores
A Pacific Port, Oct. 12. Dr. A.
von Rosthorn, former minister
plenipotentiary from Austria-Hungary
' to Chine, accompanied by
twenty-eight Austrian and thirty
four German consular and legation
officials, landed tonight from the
Dutch steamer Oranje, which ar
rived today from the orient. The
party carries safe conducts from
the entente allies, but federal
agents, nevertheless, made a long
and painstaking search of the bag
gage, letters and documents of the
members before allowing them to
Anton Arnold,' formerly German
financial adviser to the Chinese
government, was an important
member of the party.
Dr. von Rosthorn will spend sev
eral days here before proceeding
to an Atlantic port, where he will
take a Japanese liner for Europe.
Know 'Em. They Are "All Prominent
on the Grain Exchange but this Crop of
Photos Dates Back Before the Golden Harvest
Davenport Editor Made
Head of Newspaper Men
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12. I. U. Seers
of the Davei.port (la.) Times today
was elected 'resident of the Interna
tional Circulation Managers' associa
tion at the closing session of its an
nual convention ierc. Other officers
elected were Joseph Taylor, Grand
Rapids (Mich.) Press, first vice presi
dent: James McKernan, New York
World, second vice president, and
Jamis A. Matthews, Oklahoma City
Oklahoman, secretary-treasurer. The
new board of directors inc'uded J. M.
Annenberg. Union Star, Schnectady,
N. Y.; John Toler, Atlanta Constitu
tion; W. L. Argue, Toronto (Ont.)
Star; James Farley, Philadelphia
North American; H. P. Fris, El'Faso
The new directors organized by re
electinL J. M. Schmid, retiring presi
dent, editor of the Official Bulletin.
Washington was selected as. the
1918 ctnvention city. '
BERNSTEIN'S FOR VALUES"
Unexcelled Qualities and Styles in
I'botoa Will be Printed Affaln In The Sunday Bee With Names and rresent-daj Pictures.
"Follow Me," at the Boyd.
Miss Anna Held and company In "Follow
Me," a musical comedy In three acts. The
Denlse. a fortune teller. .Marie Fanchonettl
Jewelen, Conny Ward
worth Muchmore, American millionaire
Hector, Marquis de Launay. .Harry Seymour
Laura, Marquise de Launay. Venlta Fltzhuxh
Fresco, head waiter Leon Francol
Claire La Tour, celebrated actress of
Theater Varieties Anna Held
Malvina', who wants to be loved
A. Knutt, poet-at-large Lewis Seymour
Call boy Joseph Tllyon
In the "rare old. fair old golden
days, that 'have gone beyond recall."
of which Raymond Hitchcock once
sang, Anna Held was our playmate;
now, ihv. is our ally, and she is quelque
ally, too. Her face, her form, her
hair, her eyes, are those whose witch
eries and Rogueries wonJier spontane
ous response to that invitation, "Won't
you come an, play wiz me?" But her
heart is no longer the joyous fount
fromwhich poured out itlie undiluted
pleasure of the hour. She has seen
and felt the awful tragedy that has
overwhelmed France, and try as she
will, the sai ess of it all tinctures in
some way her efforts at gayety.
But, when she steps out from the
frivolity of her play and her part, and
recitea "Thou Shalt Not Pass," then
does her heart and the hearts of the
multitudes beat in unison, and to her
call responds that unspoken but earn
est pledge, "We will pay the debt!"
Nothing that Anna Held ever did in
the hoydenish days of the past moved
an audience as did her recitation last
night, and the tumult she excited
among those polite and unemotional
people vho failed the teats at the
Boyd must have convinced her of our
sincerity in .i.e war.
This, though, is outside and apart
from her- play. - "Follow Me" is a
loosely; built frivol, compounded of a
little light music, some lighte. com
edy, a bit of pleasing dancing, a
chorus of pretty , girls, and such ..n
array of gov ns as properly belongs
to the domain of the society editor.
These gowns deserve attention the
fabricator of reviews of this sort is
incompetent to provide. Admiration
must find expression in the simple
statement that no prettier ever were
shown at an Omaha theater, and a
. ore gorc. picture t' 1 c one
on'.....ch the i 1 goes down '
beyo. irr ..ation.
Miss Held, as always, is generous of
her ywn eflcrts, working at all times
to please, and winning commenda
tion in various little ways t'lat are
all her own. A laughing ig in the
last act it her strongest bit. Venita
Fitzhugh, young and pretty, has a
sweet and well trained voice that is
heard to good advantage in several
numbers, and Miss Fanchionet'i iings
well and t'c nces effectively. Comedy of
a quiet sri and not too subtle is lib
erally f rovided 'y Harry Short and
Harry a d Lewis Seymour. The danc
ing specialty of Tillyou and
War J ii of a sort only possible to well
trained crobats. ..J as such is re
cei '. As to the chorus, it is the
Held type, and makes the gowns re
ferred to 'oo!c a'l the better.
Promises of the Press Agents.
Orpheum Only four more times remain
for 'Rubevllle" and the other current fea
tures at the Orpheum, matinee and night,
today ajid again Saturday. For next week
the British war picture, "The Retreat of the
Germans at the Battle of Arras," which will
be shown as an extra attraction, Is enlist
ing unusual attention. These pictures show
the Hun being; beaten back and the hentnous
things the Germans do to the French people
and their possessions. The proceeds go to
war relief workers.
Brandels The American prides himself oh
his sense of humor and he will have every
chance In the world to appreciate that sense
of humor when he attends the Brandels
theater, where the Brandels Permanent
Flayers are presenting "The Road to Hap
piness" all this week.
Boyd Bartley Campbell's Immortal play,
"The White Slave," with a special scenic
production, built expressly for this tour, will
be presented at the Boyd next Sunday for
four days by a cast of recognized players.
Fitting; In thestory Is a troupe of negroes,
who give lifi and color to the drama in the
songs and characteristic dances of the south
Gayety Unless you have seen Dancing Jim
Barton and really want to see this expert
Should Be a
Tour Opportunity to Save on a
Stove of Any Kind Is NOW.
The two big Stove stocks shown on our
FLOOR where VALUES so unusual are
being given that will relieve the conges
tion and crowding of floor space. Do not
delay yonr store selection.
Hot Blasts and
From $4.50, $5.75, $6.75,
$8.75, $11.25, $13.75,
EVERT ONE a BARGAIN and a
trom 12 to $65
This 6-Ho!e Range
16-inch Oven, Nickel Trim
Acid Proof featured at prices from
9c to 36c
For 1, 2 and 6-quart vessels.
Sample squares for underneath
WtStr YoaMoaty-Tlftre Are Uttnons
Howard St., Between 15th and 16th.
foot shaker you'.l have to go to the popular
Gayety either this' afternoon or i'ieii!n; o
one of the final performances of 'Twentieth
Century Maids." for tomorrow B?n Welch,
himself, comes to A he Gayety for his annual
engagement of one week. Mr. Welch claims
he has the best entertainment of the' kind
ever seen and there Isn't any doubt about
the size of the tremendous crowds that will
gather all week. Ladles' matinee dally.
Empress "PK ase, Mr. Detective" is the
name of a musical offering at the Empress
theater for the last three days of this week.
The principals, with winsome Hetty Kvnns,
gave a great account of thorniM'tvi's end
the chorus Is above the average. Lew Wells,
monologlst, and saxophonist, is presenting
this season a monologue teeming with
In the Silent Drama.
8un Di a'W r- - m w!" 1" -.h ' -today
and Saturday tn "North of Fifty
Three." It Is laid In the land of snows
and is a fitting production for the talents
of this star. lie has plenty of opportunity
for action and of course accomplishes same
In his own Inimitable manuor.
Hipp The photoplay offering at this the
ater today and Saturday will tie Harry
Carey In another of his plays of the great
west, "The Secret Man." A good comedy
will also be offered.
Muse Belle Bennett and Kny Stewart
will be shown at the Mune again today la
"Bond of Fear." This picture Is not only
of the entertainment nature to be expected,
but has a deeper appeal to the heart.
Lothrop Conquest pictures will be shown
here today, among them "T. H. Avllamt
Hicks Freshman," "Gallagher" and "Turn
ing Out Silver Bullets " taken In the Phila
delphia mint. Saturday, Viola Dana in
"God's Law and Man's."
Strand Pauline Frederick's latest Pars
mount picture, "Double-Crossed," which will
be shown at the Strnml theater the balance
of the week, shows the panic Into which
Innocent onlookers are thrown during the
terrible "third degree" to which they are
subjected after a crime has been committed.
Em pre Tho next appearance here of
Gladys Hulette w ill be in her latest feature
play, "A Crooked Romance." The leading
I'hutui'ter Is a little girl who has been
brought up by her stepfather to believe
that the world Is crooked and that crooks
Suburban Little Thelma Salter will be
shown here today In a Triangle play called
"Slumberland," Just a sweet and clean play
that will be enjoyed from one end to the
other. Saturday, William Rusacll In "My
Fighting Uen.li'inan '
Teuton Agents Believed
To Have "Covered". Shiq
A Pacific Port, Oct. 11. Chemicals
placed in the lumber cargo and con
trived to ignite when the vessel passed
through a warm temperature caused
a lire aboard the steamer Niels Niel
sen as it was steaming from Hong
Kong to Bombay on its last voyage
from this port, according to the cap
tain and crew of the vessel, who are
here now. The vessel was damaged
to the extent of $20,000 and the cargo
The captain said British officials in
Bombay su.veycu the ship on its ar
rival and declared the chemicals were
placed by Teuton agents while it was
loading in a Pacific port last May.
The crew fought the flames thirty
hours before getting thtm under con
uifs and Overcoats
Our stock is now complete for
fall and winter wear. We con
tracted for our woolens before
the great advance in price and
are enabled to sell as good suits
and overcoats as low as our for
mer low prices.
These garments are the best
products of the best known and
most reliable makers and include "
the latest fashions in extreme and ;
We offer you unusual qual
ities and value in all sizes Sat
Extra Values For Boys
Our treat stock and low prices are
of interest to the boys as well as the
parents. Hundreds of pattern to se
lect from, in all the latest styles.
Speeialy priced from
$3.95 1 $7.95
Specially Priced for
Mow the War -Tax T
From the cradle to the grave most of man's activities will now be taxed under the new'
Revenue Bill, points out an Associated Press correspondent, since "baby's first dash of talcum
powder under the 2 tax on cosmetics will help the government carry on the war, and after
death, the Federal Collectors will be on hand to get the Inheritance Tax at advances on the
present rate of from 1 on $50,000.00 to 10 on $1,000,000.00." V
While Congressman Kitchin and Senator Simmons, respectively responsible for the Tax '
Revenue legislation in the House and Senate, express much satisfaction with it, the newspaper
press in various sections of the country is commenting upon what it deems, to use the Words
of the New York Evening Sun, the law's serious "inequities," "obscurities," "incomprehensibil
ities," and "unworkabilities."
Jn THE LITERARY DIGEST for October 13th, a clear exposition of what the new taxa
tion will cost individuals and corporations is given and the drift of public opinion upon it is ;
shown. Other striking phases of the world's news are presented under these headings:
How to Recognize the Rank, and Service Branch, of Navy Men
Full Page of Illustrations Showing the Shoulder Straps, Sleeve Insignia, Chevrons, Collar Devices, and
Specialty Marks Worn by Officers and Men in the United States Navy.
The Yellow Peril in Germany
German Gold in French Politics
Military Aid from Japan
Building Your House to Suit the
A New Safety Car-Step
America's First Camouflage Com
pany German Opera Tabu in Chicago
Examining William IPs Divine Right
News of Finance and Investment
Hearst, Tammany, Mitchel, and
We Lend a Few Billions to Ourselves
Why Men Fail '
A Plea f oi the Coarser Bread-Stuffs
The Quarrel Over Lincoln's Statue
The Pope's Motives
Is "Christine" Run to Earth?
Knights of Columhus War-Work
Rooting Out Christianity in Germany
Personal Glimpses of Men and Events
Excellent Illustrations, Both Humorous and Educational
We Need An Educated Citizenry
to influence our national policies at home and
abroad voters who can intelligently support or
condemn the stand of their officials, according to
its true merits. And here is a news-magazine help
ing to develop a citizen body educated in all our
vital foreign and domestic affairs. THE LITER
ARY DIGEST affords real education. It reports
events and conditions just as they are, and just
as they are viewed by all different parties. It
leaves no room for uncertainty, prejudice, or
misinformation. THE DIGEST gives all sides
of every question so that the citizen who reads
it may be fully informed and able to pass sane,
unprejudiced judgment. '
October 13th Number on Sale To-day All News-dealers 10 Cents
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