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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 13. 1917.
LESS THAN 7 PER
CENT OF BIG LOAN
Treasury Emphasizes Necessity
for Hard Work in Order to
Come Anywhere Near
: ; Mark Set. :
(By AMoclatMl Pivm.) K
Washington. Oct. U.Less than 7
per cent of the $5,000,000,000 which
the government , hope , to, obtain in
subscription! to the second Liberty
bonds had been subscribed at the close
of business tonight , "
Treasury officials "made public the
actual subscription figures tonight
The total is $J25.465,(M .This figure
includes every dollar; reported to the
reserve banks from every section of
the United States. In one reserve dis
trict, Minneapolis, however, no figures
were reported. .
f. Hard Work Ahead. '
The subscriptions indicate "the
necessity for the- hardest kind of
work on the par ef the whole coun
try tor the balance of the campaign,
reads the Treasury, department's an
nouncement, "The campaign is more
than one-third gone. Fourteen work
ing days remain: ' ' '
"Subscriptions by federal reserve
districts were as follows:-
Fire Destroys Camp
Dodge West Barracks
Camp Dodge, Des Moines, I&
Oct 12. Fire totally destroyed the
west barracks of Company A. First
provisional regiment One Hundred
and Sixty-third depot brigade, at
this cantonment early today.
With the temperature at 26 de
grees, nearly 125 national army men
were driven from their beds in
scanty attire. No one was hurt
The loss was estimated at $5,000.
ments might be made up to $4,000,'
"There are twenty-four business
days during the campaign period and
in Order to obtain subscriptions of $5.-
000,000.000 the average daily subscrip
tions must amount to more than SJU8.
000,000 per day, whereas up to date
the average has been only about $36,-
000,000. , '
It is particularly important to im
press uoon the people of the country
that this vast undertaking must not be
left, to .the people oi great wealth, as
no such sum can be subscribed except
by the. earnest .co-operation of all the
people, of the country." r
Bmtoa .!..,..$ SIJMMKM
w York ttofitlfiM
Phllsdclphl , 13,SSS,K
HlrhmoD i 1S,X29,000 ;
'Atlurt .............. i..... ' 1,108,000
tblcM .... MM.000
"Mt. LooU l.ltMOO
Minneapolis ...... V report
Kiiiwi City 1708
i JlaUiM ..................... 0fi09
hao rrsnelaca..., 1,M7,000
f "These figures represent the total of
subscriptions actually filed with the
several federal reserve banks and the
Treasury department ,
, Many Sales Unreported. "
'While a very .large ndmber of in
corporated banks and trust companies
throughout the country have not yet
reported any subscriptions to the fed
eral reserve banks," the statement
' continues, "and while the Liberty loai
committees have unofficially reported
a. number of large subscriptions which
have not yet been formally filed, even
in?' 'ig due allowance for these unre
ported amounts, the subscriptions thus
far received indicate the necessity for
the hardest kind of work on the part
of the whole country for the balance
of the campaign, i , ( ' r , ,t
.The secretary of the treasury has
requested subscriptions to the amount
of $5,000,000,000 in order that allot-
Says Farmer Is Hoarding -
His Potatoes for a Rise
Chicago, Oct. 12. The farmer, im
nrtiHetOl the: anti-hoarding law, is
hoarding hit potatoes,: according to
Harry A Wheeler, food director of
f Illinois, unoer Mr Hoover. - .
Mr. Wheeler issued a warning that
as the crop was the greatest on rec
ord, not mentioning" the .unrecorded
crops -of tens of thousands of gar
denMhe'farmers were riding to a fall.
He said thatwhtn the hoard began
to disgorge it would come all at once,
unless the hoarding was stopped, and
prices wouid drop to aero. He sug
gested 'that the tarmer would benefit
himself by allowing the movement to
follow its norma' course. .
Ten More Deck Officers
Go From Chicago School
. Chicago, Oct. 12. Ten more deck
officers for the wartime merchant
marine, trained here, departed for the
Atlantic seaboard tonight. Altogether
seventy-five officers and engineers
have been sent from the school in this
port- Seventy-nine are still taking the
course, but more are wanted.
SCHOOLS ARE ,
: BOND BUYERS
(Continues from Face Oao.)
Liberty Loan Returns
Take Encouraging Jump
Washington, Oct 12. Official re
porta from eleven of the twelve
F deral Reserve banks show that at
the close of business last night
, recorded subscriptions to the see
t ond Liberty loan aggregated $344,
195,550 compared with $325,465,000
the night before. , The Minneapolis
bank had not report d. .
. 1613 Farnam Street,
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The Store for Gentlewomen
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Every Coat, Suit
In our elegant stock U included In this '
GREA T SALE
Saturday will be the , day to make your
purchase. - v'
While the style la at its height buy your coat, suit or
dress and have the pleasure of wearing it while the sea
son is on. Come in and try on the garment you have in
mind and you will be convinced that these prices are
the greatest saving you will be able to make on your
winter apparel. Nothing reserved in this sale. Every
garment included. Comparison invited.
The House of MEN A GH
302 South 16th St. First National Bank Bldg.
The Store Vr-.at Always Sells for Less
7ie New Blouse Section
Invites Yottf jnspectioh Saturday
Crepe de Chine and ; Georgette Blouses, Filet lace
trimmed, in beautiful colorings. . .... . . ..$2.95,
Georgette and Crepe de Chine Blouses, embroidered in
silk and beads. v all ; sizes and most desired
, shades ............. .$4.95
A wonderful showing of Voile and Organdie Blouses;
. SI. 50 and $2.00 values ... . . .... . . .'. . .95
Coats, Suits and Dresses In Our Down-
$4a00 GarmenU . . H j .'-.V. . . . 25.00
$30.00 GarmenU : . V . ' . .J . 1 . . i . . $17.50
$20.00 GarmenU $12.50
By Actual Comparison the Greatest Values In Omaha.
She hesitated for a moment as if at a
loss what to say. She drummed
her diamond against, her lips for a
moment Suddenly she ; threw her
hand out, and -with her characteristic
little laugh said, '1 jus! wanted to say
that I will talceSI.UOO mvselL
At another stage of the canvass, the
little actress held up a bond and of
fered to auction if off. It was a $50
bond. John Sullivan bought it. Later
he handed it back and allowed it to
be resold, the money it should bring
above par, to be turned into the Red
Cross fund. ; Geo.ge Kelly bought it
for $160. Another $50 bond auc
tioned 'off was purchased by John L.
Kennedy for $160. ;
ine sum ot.si.uuu was subscribed
for Charles Pickens Patterson, aged
I't years."- - '
Mrs. J. . Henske subscribed $500.
saying that ihe had already given her
husband to the army, and wished to
do this additional in a financial way.
Major Miner ot the Quartermaster s
depot, made a fyir-minute 'talk, in
which he said if the bond was heavily
subscribed it might mean the saving
of the lives of many, of the men at the
front by shortening the war.:
The following subscriptions were
Crn A Co $7,009
Vtolot Jotlya MoQowm 1,000
E. H. Scott , S.OOO
Victor Jp 1,000
ButlneM Woman'! Section (.100
NuriM and "HoiplUIi 6,460
Edith Fltzrrtld 100
C. Monro, Rhvu ,, 400
Smith Collao-Club ................ 00
Mr. Wrfleld (00
Iiiador Zelffler ,. 1,000
Nebruks Llvo Stock Iniurano Co.... S.000
Hoftn Llnotjrp company , 1,000
Mr. and Mr. Paul Skinner COO
Virginia Bklnnor , 100
Charlea 'Plokcna Pattorton 1,000
Mr. Oraea Rogara 1,000
Burgcaa-Orandon company 1,000
Church eommlttoa 6,000
Oo Vaughn 600
Omaha Cold Storag company 1,000
Mra. P. C Iiyaon 1,000
Mra. John Sullivan 100
Mrs. J. K. Henakl tOO
Major Jamaa A. Madlaon 1.000
Mra, T. C Byrna 1,000
Woman'a oommlttaa ., 000
Omaha Hardwood Lumbar company.. 1,000
Prans Nalnon ......)....
W. B. Hugh
North Blda Woman'! circle
Mra. H. Bealln
Mrs. Frank C Burkhart
K T. McAllister 100
Mrs. Charlea B. Ayra 100
Mra. Edwin Hewitt 100
J. F. Bloom Co S00
Mra. W. H. Jonea 00
Churches (additional) 000
John L. Kennedy 100
Slackers Get Off With Five
Days Each in James Cully Case
FreenorL 111.. Oct 12. Five days
in jail was the sentence pronounced
on six residents of Rockford con
victed in federal court here today of
being "slackers. The sentences of
the men, wWo had testified for the
government against James - Cully,
were so phrased that they were re
leased at once. Cully was convicted
earlier of conspiracy to prevent men
from registering under the national
draft Jaw... . .. - .". . . , .:.
Sir Wairace Graham' "
Dies at Halifax, N.S.
Halifax. N. S . Oct 12.4-Slr Wallace
Graham, chief justice of Nova Scotia,
died here today at the age of 60. He
was associated counsel in preparing
the British case tr the fisheries com-
mission at Washington, D. C,,' in
We are selling out
our entire lighting
, fixture , department
( at cost.
; Better come. , in
while the assort
ment is still good.
We can save you
money. c ,
Still doing electric
207-209 S. 19 th St.
KANSAS JACK RABBITS WILL BE
Government Offers Ten Cents Apiece for
Hoppers, and Will Feed Them to Soldiers
USED TO HELP WHIP THE KAISER
Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 12. A new
foe for the kaiser the Kansas jack
Out in the "short grass" country
of Kansas a new source of power has
been found to be used in the war for
democracy, the Kansas jack rabbit.
Uncle has recognized the usefulness
of the animal and already has planned
to enlist his services in the fight
against German autocracy.
In the western and. central parts
of the state jack rabbits'are found by
the thousands. Always Kansas has
relished a rabbit dinner. Why not
make use of the rabbits by feeding
them to the nation's soldiers? The
idea sounded so good the government
investigated and made, a contract
with Coon. Beck, manager of River
side park, Hutchinson, for ten car
loads of them.
The drive for the rabbits has be
gun, tieck has started out a num
ber of buyers who are offering 10
cents apiece for all rabbits delivered
in good condition. To handle the
rabbits as they arrive at Hutchinson,
(Continued From Pag One.)
the attack of Tuesday, in which the
British!"' in co-operation with the
French, drove back the Germans
along a front of seven miles and cap
tured more than 2,000 prisoners.
It is probable that the present ef
fort is an attempt to clear the Ger
mans from the remaining portions of
the dominant ridge east of Ypres:
Tuesday's attack gave the British
more ground , on the ridge and left
the Germans with only a small sec
tion in the region of Passchendaele.
The British now hold most of the
good positions on the ridge, from
which they dominate with their artil
lery the important Roulers-Menin
railroad and the railroad towns of
Roulers, Staden and Menin.
Apparently the present drive is be
ing made under weather conditions
similar to those which existed Tues
following several days of heavy
rain, field Marshal naig threw his
men forward and surprised the Ger-
cold storage facilities have been pro
vided. The rabbits will be cleaned
at the storage plant, wrapped in
paper and packed twelve in a box and
shipped by the carload to the east.
It has been pointed out that in ad
dition to furnishing a source of meat,
the killing qf the rabbits will be a
great benefit to the farmers of the
state, inasmuch as the animals feed
on young alfalfa, corn and the choic
est crops on the farm. The sports
man who shoots rabbits this winter
will aid the government by helping to
increase the meat supply, assist the
farmer by assisting him to save his
crops, and will receive outdoor exer
cise and pay for the powder he burns
by selling the rabbits he kills at 10
It has been estimated that there
are 5,000,000 jack rabbits in south
western Kansas alone. Farther west
the rabbits are thicker. The rabbit
Season has not yet opened as the ani
mals are not suitable for human con
sirrm;in until jcold weather becomes
general. "- , ,
mans, who dul not think that the
British would attempt to attack while
the battlefield was water-loed.
Another Air Raid Over Belgium.
London, Oct. 12. Another air raid
over Belgium was reported officially
today. The statement follows:
"Naval aircraft dropped many
bombs on the Sparappelhoek airdrome
yesterday afternoon, despite heavy
clouds and rain. All our machines
returned." ( ,
Artillery Busy All Night
Paris, Oct. 12. "The night . was
marked by great activity of the ar
tillery and by a series of German ef
forts at various points on the front,"
says today's official statement
n"West of Cerney c we repulsed an
enemy attack while a detail operation
carried out bv us north of NJoisy farm
enabled us to bring back prisoners.
An enemy surprise attack west of
Maisons de Champagne and three
German efforts in the region- of
Auberive and Souain came to noth
ing. "On the right bank of the Meuse
(Verdun front), artillery fighting
continues in the region of Bezon
vaux." Berlin Finds it Out.
Berlin, Oct 11 (Via London.)
French attacks were begun on a wide
front in Flanderj today by Entente
forces after drum fire had been di
rected on the area from the Lys to the
Ypres-Menin road, army headquarters
DRIVE KEEPS UP
FAST PACE SET
(Continued from Pate One.)
TO FALL MENTION
In View of Progress in Other
Other Countries, U. S. Advo
cates Confident of Early
points in the streets, the troops will
be halted. Suddenly the word will
be given and they will fly to the side
walks like a flock of locusts and
solicit everyone who is not wearing
a Liberty loan button.
To Canvass Retail Stores.
The employes in the retail stores of
Omaha willt be solicited for Liberty
bond" subscriptions by the committee
of 100 insurance men who are doing
good work in selling the bonds.
A ,1 . . 't it- .1
ah ine reiau Mores wnn mt cx
ception of Burgess-Nash. Brandeis
and Hayden Erothers will be can
vassed by this committee. These three
stores have arranged for organizations
to canvass their own respective estab
lishments, so the committee is in
structed to save its shoe leather and
tongue-wagging ii. these cases.
The Nebraska banks, now in an
nual convention n Omaha, will juino
into the Liberty bond campaign work
as soon as they gel to their respective
homes. They are ready to take ofl
their coats and begin the soliciting as
soon as they get home. Every town
in the state will have a committee
consisting of a dozen or more men,
who will represent the various lines
6t industries in the town and com
munity, and thes committees will be
gin the intensive campaign next week.
The Omaha committee will hold a
meeting Saturday noon at the Com
mercial club. In the absence of Chair
man W. E. Rhoades, R. C. Peters will
Missouri Bank Safe Cracked
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 12. The vault
of the Farmers' bank at Santa Rosa,
Mo., forty miles east of here, was
blown open early today by robbers,
who obtained $3,000 and escaped. A
sheriff's posse was organized to pur
Men at Camp Grant
Rockford, 111., Oct. 12. The One
hundred and Forty-third infantry at
Camp Grant today subscribed $222,
' 850 to the Liberty loan. More than
81 per cent of all the men in the
regiment purchased one or more
bonds. At division headquarters
it was announced this is the record
subscription for the national army
(By Astoclated rress.)
Washington, D. C The official
call was issued today for the forty
ninth annual convention of the Na
tional American Woman's suffrage
association to be held here Dec. 12 to
15. Washington was selected as the
meeting place so that pressure might
be brought to bear upon congress in
favor of the pending woman suffrage
amendment. The delegates, who are
expected to number more than one
thousand, represent some two million
women in every sate in the union.
"Every allied nation," says the call,
" has announced that it is fixing for
democracy and our own president has
declared that 'We are fighting for de
mocracy, for the right of those who
submit to authority to have a voice
in their own government' Russia has
answered the call; Great Britain has
pledged full suffrage for women and
the measure has already passed the
House of Commons by the enormous
majority of seven to one. Canada, too,
has responded with five newly en
franchised provinces: France is wait
ing only to drive the foe from its
soil to give its women political liber
ty. "Such an array of victories gives
us faith to believe that our own gov
ernment wil soon folow the example
of other allied nations and will also
pledge votes to its women citizens as
an earnest of its sincerity that we
do fight for democracy."
The call is signed . by Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, honorary president;
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president
and member of the national board.
Moral Conditions "Awful
Aboit Camp Stanley
Washington, Oct. 12. The War de-
partment commission on training
camp activities today made public
correspondence between Chairman
Fosdick.and Mayor Rogers of Lex
ington, Ky., in which the mayor ac
knowledged that the committee's
investigation of moral conditions
around Camp Stanley discloses a sit
uation "simplj horrible," and pledges
his personal and official word that he
will use every means in his power
"to correct awful conditions that how
Up-to-tha-minuU - in - each
department because we employ
experienced and efficient .help
and oar ! facilities i are tin. ;
equalled, i ' ' '
onAiiii van ;
& STORAGE CO."
k t Phone Doug. 4163.
, 806 So. 16th St. V .,
Center Jor Wbme
Satin de Chine, excellent for
. wear, 25 new Fall colors, 36
- inches 'Wide,' $2.25 yard.
Belding's Guaranteed Lin
ing Silks, plain and novel
ties, in a wide range of col
orings, $1.75 to $2.50 yard.
Camisole Satin, launders
. perfectly, flesh and white,
$1.50 to $2.25 yard.
Beautiful Novelty Silks,
large range of weaves and
colorings, $1.50 to $2.50
Exclusive novelties, colors
blending 1n harmony with
the new silks and dress
goods.- v ' r
Embroidered and beaded motifs
and bandings. 5 , ' 1
Gold and silver bandings.
Chenille and silk fringes.
Chenille, silk, and bead tassels.
Gold,' silver and braid girdles.
: Chenille for embroidery.
i Fur ' trimmings, one to nine
New, exclusive patterns in
madras, crepe, fiber and
beautiful silk creations.
Soft or stiff cuffs. We show
these in Manhattan, Eagle,
Earl and Wilson, and Arrow
makes; sizes 13 to 18.
We are particular about
sleeve lengths. .
Mocha, Buck, Suede and
Cape Gloves for dress,
street and driving. Sizes 7
tOvlO, inculding cadet sizes,.
$1.50 to $3.50 peij pair. .
Silk Gloves for feose who'
prefer them. . . ;
Colgate's Cashmere Bou
quet Soap, box of six cakes,
55c . ' ; .
Almond Soap, 20c cake. '
Pebeco Tooth Paste, 29c :
Almond Lotion, 25c ;
Djer Kiss Perfume, $1.75
per ounce. i
THE FUR SHQP
Second Flacr v
Hudson Seal is a fur favorite of this season. Because
of its lustrous softness and flexibility it is adaptable
to many different styles of pieces.
Saturday there will be a special display.
Muffs, $18.00 to $42.50.
Scarfs, $35.00 to $75.00.
Throws, $67.50 to $80.00.
Coatees and Capes
$195, $225, $325
Coats, $185, $225 to $500.
You buy furs here with assurance.
The Store for Blouses
New arrivals of Georgette
$5, $6.50, $7.50 to $39.50
New Pett coats
The season's Fall colors in
plain and changeable
$3.95, $5.00, $7.50, $9.75
Knit Sweaters and Jackets,
$6.50, $7.50, $8.50.
Knit Body Warmers, $2.95
One graceful line from '
shoulder to waist is achieved
by the fitting of a correct
They assure the wearer of
comfort and fit
We show many styles from
which you, may select
Prices, 50c and upward.
Made for medium 'size or stout
Black cotton or lisle, 50e pr.
Black silk lisle, double soles,
75e pr. ,.-. --. -...
Silk in blackj white and eolors,
Sl.35 pr. ;
Children's Hose -
Pony Brand, in all weights and
qualities, white, black or tan.
Misses' Junior Hose, shaped, not
ribbed. I ; . .
Plain and Fur Trimmed Models
$45 $55 $65
These Suits are man-tailored by hand, correctly fash
ioned and appeal to women who desire distinctive
clothes and give the wearer the self-assurance of be
ing well dressed.'
Other Suits are priced $25.00 to $165.00.
Sale of Shoes Saturday
$5.00 a Pair
Short lines of high shoes selected
from our regular stock. Styles that
are really fashionable and made of
the finest materials.
In this lot are black kid with white
kid tops, patent leather with black
buckskin tops, black kid and brown
kid with gray and brown cloth tops;
You will find both high and low heel shoes in this sale,
all desirably sles that ordinarily sell for much more
money, but' on" account of the short lines, they will be sold,
Saturday, $5.00 a pair. : .'".,;'