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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1917. .
' JEWISH CITIZENS
Meeting at Temple Israel Under
Auspices of B'nai B'rith at
Which Words of Loyalty
; Are Spoken.
The patriotism of the Jews in all
ages was lauded Thursday at a patri
otic meeting, under the auspices of
Omaha lodge No. 354, Independent
Order of B'nai B'rith.
Temple Israel was filled to capacity
, for the occasion. It was profusely.
decorated with flags. A number of
young Jewish soldiers in their khaki
gave a military touch to the audience,
Victor Rosewater was chairman of
the meeting. He was introduced by
Marry H. Lapidus, president of the
Omaha lodge. "I know the committee
could not have selected a better man
than Mr. Rosewater." said Mr. La
pidus. "He has shown through his
great newspaper that he is a real
Welfare Work Praised.
Mr. Rosewater referred briefly to
the work the B'nai B'rith is doing
among the fighting men of the nation
in the organization of the American
Soldiers' and Sailors' Welfare league.
William F. Gurley was the principal
orator of the evening. He-lauded the
good citizenship of the Jews. He also
. took occasion to refer to some of
those peopje who today are trying to
hold back the government
"There are those," he said, "who
complain that the constitution guaran
tees them free speech and yet they
' don't have free speech. To them we
must say that at a time like this the
constitution has in it, at least by im
plication, the authority to bridle dan
gerous tongues. As Hamilton put it,
'The government has within itself the
power to perpetuate ittelf.'
"We are told by some that until
very recently we had beard nothing
about this being a war of democracy
against autocracy. Well, when Fort
Sumter was fired upon in 1861, no
one, not even the immortal Lincoln,
himself, knew that that was to be
: a war tor freedom. Lincoln, himself,
said his purpose then was only to save
the union. Before he got through, the
people had stricken the shackles from
- the slaves."
Rabbi Morris Taxon quoted from
history the names of great Jewish
soldiers in the armies of Alexander
the Great, the Assyrian kings, the
Caesars, JJapoleon and finally in the
various wars in America. There were
8,000 Jewish soldiers and sailors in
the civil war, he said, though there
were only 150,000 Jews In this coun-
try at that time. ' . ' '
" Jews Are Idealists.
"This is no new fight for the He
brews," he declared. "The Jews for
ages have been fighting for democ
, racy. We need no stimulant for our
patriotism, because the Jews arc and
always have been patriotic naturally.
In all the history of our holy writ
. there is not one example of a traitor.
"The Jews are born patriotic. They
- are idealists, striving ever toward the
ideals that are a part of their na-
tures. They are lovers of liberty and
' lovers of (government"
Rabbi Frederick Cohn drew from
liistory the fact that the Jews were
the first people in the world to es
tablish representative government.
' "The first united states in the
world," he said, "were the , 'United
States of Israel,' the twelve tribes of
' Israel The Jews were the first to
see the evils of autocracy. The
prophetj Samuel, pleaded with the
people not to have a king, pointing
out to them the evils that come from
Icings. Gideon refused to be a king.
And after-the thirteen American
colonies, in 1784, had won their free-
, dom from England and were debat-
ing what form of government to set
tip, these very words of the prophet,
x Samuel; were quoted to show, the evils
of autocracy. , ,
Loyalty Easy In U. S,
"The essence of the whole Jewish
theology is summed tip in the one
word, 'loyalty.' The , Jewish people
. are loyal because they are grateful.
"It is easy for them to be loyal
to a country like America. America
is the realization ol the Jewish peo
ple's ideals: what they have dreamed
of for centuries, what their prophets
' in ages past told them of.
The program was interspersed with
patriotic selections sung by the
Choral society of the Young Men's
and Young Women's Hebrew asso
ciations. Salvation Army Will
Buy and Equip Ambulance
'Captain J. A. Mace of tjie local
branch of the Salvation Army, 1711
, T1vifinrtrt ttrfrt. is strivlncr to make
good on Omaha's share of a fund of
$1Q0,000 expected from western states
- for mantenance of war work being
done by the Salvation Army.
It is proposed to buy and equip
an ambulance which will bear , the
name of Omaha. Twenty-four ambu-
' lance suits already have been sent to
the front by this great organization
and at a recent meeting in Omaha
Captain Mace pledged an ambulance
from this city.
., At the beginning of the war, Com
mander Evangeline Booth of the Sal
vation Army tendered to President
Wilson the services of her organiza
tion in any capacity thought best
twenty-two Salvation Army officers
' are now at the front and have es
tablished places where the soldiers
may obtain comfortable quarters and
meals, when on furloughs. ,
Suina Gordon Van Company,
Alleging False Arrest
; Walter R. Richards, who is suing
the Gordon Fireproof Warehouse &
Van company for $20,000, alleging
false arrest testified before a jury in
law court, Judge Redick presiding,
Thursday morning. Kicnaras is a lor
mer employe of the Gordon people.
Omaha Sets Pace in Liberty Loan Drive
Other Cities Find it Difficult to Follow
(By Associated Preu.)
Washington, Oct 12. To maintain the daily average of subscriptions to the Liberty loan the total subscrip
tions at the close of business last night should be nearly $2,000,000,000. The reported total is less than one
sixth of this sum. ,
Returns are much at variance with figures announced at the various federal reserve bank cities, local head
quarters of the loan. Thus, at Philadelphia, the estimated total several days ago was $50,000,000, and at Chicago
it was said that up to last Saturday night there had been payments made on approximately $25,000,000 in sub-,
scriptions. Chicago is down on the official list for $4,816,000, and Philadelphia for $13,583,000.
Within fifteen minutes after the sale had been opened in Omaha unofficial reports said that the city had
subscribed more than $7,000,000, or about five times the amount reported to the Kansas City bank.
Many thousands of the country's 26,000 banks and trust companies have made no report whatever of
Whatever this total may be and officials admit that there is no possible way of estimating it indications
are that it is far below what had been expected at this time. , '
Giant Catskill Aqueduct Burrows Through
Mountains and Dives Under Rivers to
Give Thirsty Gotham a Drink
Brrglars Baid Edwards Home
- While the family of E. Edwards.
Mrth Twnivsixth avenue, were
away yesterday afternoon burglars
entered the house by cutting through
a rear screen door ami stole goods
valued at $15. A lady's gold .watch,
bracelet, a coat and a small sum of
money were taken by the thieves.
Four Complaints Filed Against
Men by County Attorney Mag
ney; Juvenile Court Work,
ers Up in Arms. .
Four complaint charging men with
ctimes against girls of tender years,
one of them a mere babe, were filed
by County Attorney Magney late yes
Ulalio A'fridc Mexican, 27 years
old, is cl.arged with committing rape
upon Grace Baskes. 5 years old.
Dan O. Woods, 32 years old. is
charged with assault to commit rape
upon Pansy Pickral, 12 years old.
Frank Leon, 24 vears old, is charged
with aiding and abetting the delin
quency of Elsie Sterling, 15 years old.
Paul Falcano, 25 years old, is
charged with aiding and abetting the
delinquency of Nellie Pierson, 16
, Taken to Lincolm
The information alleges that the
men took the latter two girls to Lin
coln. All of the men were arrested by
Juvenile court workers are investi
gating scores of similar cases in which
girls under 16 years of age are alleged
to have been mistreated by men.
Juvenile probation officers say the
wave'of crime against young girls is
without parallel in the city's history.
several cases or the same nature as
the ones charged in the complaints is
sued by the count attorney yesterday
are on the criminal court docket and
wilt be tried in a few weeks.
Perry Barkdoll, a soldier, was sen
tenced to twenty years in the penit n-
nary a coupie oi days ago tor mis
treating a 12-year-old girl. He was
found guilty by jury in criminal
Persistent Advertising Is h TtnaA
New York Celebrates Opening
of Water System Said to
Surpass Achievement of
(By Associated IreM.)
New York, Oct. 12. A drinking
fountain which has cost $140,000,000
in money and eight years of labor,
will come into the possession .of this
city tomorrow.. It extends from the
Catskill mountain. 120 miles away,
and is known as the' Catskill aque
duct In celebration of its official ac
ceptance as a municipal system,
which will supply water to millions
of persons, a three-day festival is
planned, which is expected to vrival
the Hudson-Fulton jubilation exer
cises here in 1909.
Because of the engineering prob
lems, which had to be overcome in
enabling the city to draw water from
the Ashokan dam, 610 feet above
tide level, the construction of the sys
tem has been described as a feat sur
passing in accomplishment the build
ing ot the fanama canal. It is one
of the few great undertakings which
have beerr completed, both within
contract time and without being at
tended by any labor disturbances.
Fear of Disease.
Today New York is consuming an
average of 500,000,000 gallons of water
every twenty-four hours. So rapidly
have the needs of the metropolitan
district in this respect increased in
recent years, that the facilities of
supply of the old Croton water sys
tem were found inadequate. But it
was the fear of disease even more
than the immediate need of an ade
quate supply of water that impelled
the board of water supply to go
nearly 100 miles up state, as the crow
flies, to the Catskill watershed in or
der to obtain an inexhaustible supply
of pure mountain water to fill Father
A citizens committee apopinted
by Mayor John Jurroy Mitchel, with
George McAneny as chairman, has
arranged a program in which nationat,
state and city persons of note will
Sarticipate. George B. McClellan,
ormer mayor and now professor of
economic history at Princeton uni
versity, will be the guest ot Honor, it
COME FOR "SPUDS"
Nebraska Potatoes Attract
Flock of Commission Men
From Other Xlities Anxious
to Stock Up.
Railroad reports indicate that over
portions of Wyoming there were
scattered snow flurries Wednesday
night, followed by clear weather. All
out through Nebraska the weather is
cool with brisk winds and clear skies.
With the weather reports to the
railroads comes the information that
all through the northern portion of
the state farmers have commenced to
dig potatoes, that the yield is exceed
ing 'expectations and that in anticipa
tion of lower prices the cfop generally
is being hurried to market.
It is reported that the northern
counties of Nebraska are being over
run by buyers from other states, who
are gathering up potatoes for ship
ment to eastern and central states
where the crop was short.
Reports Automobile Stolen.
C. A. Ramson, Neola, la., reported
to the police that his automobile was
stolen from Sixteenth and Dodge
streets, where he left it standing.
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Boy Scouts wiarK rrogress
On Steps at Headquarters
An-'Mnique device to indicate the "
progress of the Boy Scouts in th,ir
canvas of the city for Liberty bond
subscriptions has been placed on the
front of the Boy Scout headquarters
building at Seventeenth and Farnam,
streets, by Scout Executive English,
It consists of a flight of steps. The
lowest step is marked "$10,000" and
each succeeding step is marked in in
tervals of $10,000. The highest step
is "$500,000," which is the goal the
Boy Scouts have set for themselves
in the present Liberty loan solicitation.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
00$0000000 MEN'S SHOP
was during his administration that the
project was begun.' .
Stage Splendid Pageant.
The labor organizations which sup
plied the workers and the board of
water supply, which directed the task,
together with leading civic bodies,
will be represented. Charles Strauss,
president of the adqueduct water sup
ply,, will notify Mayor Mitchel of the
completion of the aqueduct. Each
night the city will be illuminated.
More than 25,000 public school chil
dren will take part in a pageant call
ed "The Good Gift of Water." This
will be held tomorrow afternoon in
Central park. '
The city has conducted an exten
sive campaign to acquaint children
with the importance of the aqueduct
Remove Seven Villages.-
The Catskill aqueduct creates four
lakes in its course from the moun
tains to the citv. It burrows under
valleys, tunnels through high land,
Avm unilrr rivra until it reaches a I
depth of 1,114 feet below sea level, j
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ana Dores -tnrougn me souu rot oi ,
Manhattan island. It is twice as long
as the most lamous water system .
of the days of Rome ahd is three
times 'the length of the Panama canal.
The aqueduct will be capable of de
livering 5,000,000,000 gallons of- water
Tn cive an idea of the caoacitv
of the great Ashokan reservoir, that
is, the two immense basins into which
if ia fnr'merl it mav he said that when
filled it holds a total of 132,000,000,000
r ,. a. i
gauons, an amount sunicicm iu nui
virtually all of the battleship fleets
n( Vi wmrlrl In order to nrenare the
great basin for the reception of drink
ing water it was necessary to con
demn and remove seven villages with
a total t population of about 2,000.
After the ground had been cleared
it required a year and a half for the
great basins to fill with water.
- Woman Found Hysterical.
Mrs. Viola Smith, who was acquit-
. f 1 1 T J 1 : 1. t A . V. t.rAaf
leu w cuncsuay iiiKiu u mc muiuv.
of Louis McCarthy on the night
Ausrust 16. caused the police to arrest
her last night on a .charge of d
nn Offirer IVnirh heard
.n: s .aam .f ino fhirsffft
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" Vfe &ore of Individual $opfr
AN OCTOBER SALE OF
$1.00 AND $1,50 QUALITIES SATURDAY.
Bcrcaiuiug hi mum -i -w v.ti
and upon further investigation i
her in a hvs'erir-1 condition.
It took .two policemen .. to control
t i :
ner in ncr ravings.
MEN OF OMAHA I
Suits and Overcoats at $15
' v THAT WILL SURELY ASTONISH, YOU
Evry Suit and Overcoat Guaranteed to Give Satisfactory Wear or a Now One FREE
" TU E take genuine pride in our ability to offer these "greater 15 values in Suits
' " I and Overcoat'' nnifal nrnt moi-lrsf OAnditinna Fohi Inhm avarvfliina
that enters into cloth making, has advanced enormously, but we continue to give
' the best values you can find anywhere in this country at this one price.
The fabrics were contracted for more than a year ago. Were we to go into the
wholesale market now for these same goods, "these Suits and Overcoats could not
be sold for one cent less than $20. They have fust been made up into this season's
most popular models fully 2,000 Men's and Young Men'a Suits, about 1,200 Win
ter Overcoats and more than 100 Tan Fall Overcoats. . .
TAKE YOUR PICK IN ANY SIZE 30 TO 50 CHEST MEASURE, AT
Trousers occupy much of This
Thli U a marvelous strong thHn ot troatera
in "the complete trouiert atort," with saving
$2, $3, $4 and $5
Opening of the m&ckinavr season
Ever shade, every site, every length, every pat
tern, tor every purpose. We'll fit men up to S4
chest in the kind of Haeklnaws they want
$4.48 to $13.50
SPECIAL LOW PRICES
Cotton Hose Excellent
ly satisfactory - heavy
cotton hose with double
heel and toe. ...... ,9e
Neckwear Make your
fall selection ot four-in-hand
ties in beautiful,
fancy patterns..... 25c
lined shirts and draw
ers, priced specially low
Negligee Shirts A very
satisfactory choice ot
patterns in negligee
shirts, at 69c
Union Suits Heavy rib
bed, winter weight, ecru
shade union suits. ..OSe
New Suits and Overcoats of Greatest Excellence
Never before such values tor ao little money. The very latest
styles are shown. Every feature that is new -and wanted in
Men's Fait Apparel is embodied in these suits and overcoats.
Fashionable models, beautifully deaiejned and made; rich, deep
fleece in the new browns, grays, greens
Decidedly Dressy Suits and Overcoats
They're extremely popular styles this fall, in both Suit and
Overcoats. The models hsve more pep, the patterns more punch.
We show a great variety ot models and new-patterns. Military
types are strongly favored; high shoulders, smart waist lines;
in new rich, soft fabries, in metal shades, wood shades, grays,
greens, stripes and checks
That we "understand" boys and their require men ta is show, by oar collection of
Boys' Fall Suits
Never before have we shown a more complete selection ot Norfolk Suits for
school and dress wear. If your boy is lively and energetic he will require well- -mad
clothes that possess stylsTand wearing qualities a well. A neat suit, the
kind lhat won't wear out. Among the smart style are the new Trench model
with slash pocket and belt with metal buckle. A splendid assortment ot Scotch
mixtures from which to choose.
Jur line ot -boys'
overcoats is now
complete. A splendid
exhibition it Is to tee this wonderful
collection of warmth-giving garment
for the boy. Made uoin 'plain and
fancy mixtures. Trench models, belt
ers. The price will pleats ffT lO
vou. B. ft to 15 gJUtO
PURE, silks in large open end effects, made with
slit) easv nfiftkhanrls.
These ties come in solid colorings, snappy Persian designs, bias stripes,
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soiors as wen as ine more suoauea neat eitects.
It isn't necessary to go any furthjr into detail regarding this sale, for
the values are so extreme that they must be seen to be appreciated. Men will
io well to anticipate several season's supply at this price.
Saturday Only 65c
See our window display of these.
Men's Shop Main Floor.
how to Sew"
is most important, for
Susie's last name is legion.
All over this broad land
she is hard at work sew
ing shirts for soldiers, knit
ting natty nedo-warmers,
and voften knotty socks
that blister brother Bill's
Susie is so willing that)
the Red Cross has sent
a committee to Europe to
find out just what kind of
shirts and socks the Sam
mies would like to have.
And, this committee
has issued a little picture
book that tells all about
knitting soldiers' socks,
also sweaters, helmets,
wristlets, muflers, wash
cloths and hotwater bot
This free book tells just
how to do it, what size
needles to use and what
kind of wool to get. Best
of all it has a complete set
of beautiful half-tone illus'
trations that explain every
thing. Since the safety of the
soldiers is on Sister Susie's
shoulders she shouldn't
shirk securing this splen
did sewing system.
Sweater Jttm ' HH
Write RIGHT now. Fill
in the attacked awfion
and enclose a two-cent
stamp for return pottage.
in OMAhA lNrvtu.ut.iun buin
Frederic J. Haskln, Director.
Washington, D. C
Enclosed find a two-cent stamp, for which you will please send
me, entirely free, a copy of "Th Knitting Book."
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