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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1917.
FOOD THIEVES IN
hree Youths Steal Autos to
Carry Off Plunder; One Con
fesses to Participation in
Police yesterday arrested three food
thieves whose" operations during the
last two months have resulted in the
robbery of at least 15 grocery stores
n Omaha. The men arrested are:
Gus George, 575 South Sixteenth
William McManus, 4138 North
William Bixler, 3436 Taylor
The men were surprised by patrol
men during a raid on the lohnson
grocery at Twentieth and . Lake
streets early Thursday. Two of the
gang escaped and the third was taken
while sitting in a stolen automobile
in the rear of the store, where he
awaited the appearance of his pals
with the loot.
Gus George was, the man arrested
in the automobile,1 which had been
stolen from D M. lohnson of Weep
ing Water, Neb. He gave informa
tion which resulted in the arrests of
McKenna and Bixler. Both these
men are under 21 years of age and
loth were recently released from the
-tate .reformatory at Kearney,, Neb.
Confesses to Holdups.
Bixler when questioned by the
authorities admitted complicity in the
grocery store robberies, automobile
thefts and two holdups, one at For
tieth and Cass streets, and, the other
on the high school grounds. ,
The automobiles were taken usually
on the afternoon of a. day when a
robbery was contemplated, he said,
' and abandoned the following morn-
Pershing Sees Big Caverns and
Quarries Yield Up Prisoners
(By Associated Fress.)
.With the French Armies in France, Oct. 25-General John J. Persh
ing, commander-in-chief of the American forces, was present throughout
today's battle northeast of Soissons, accompanied by General D'Esperey
of the French army.' When the splendid victory by the French had. been
accomplished the American commander went over the greater part of the
territory, visiting, among other points, the Vaurains farm, which is more
than a quarter of a kilometer beyond the original French line.
Several squadrons of tanks participated in the battle and did excellent
work in company with the advancing infantry. It was by means of these
most modern war implements that the Filain farm was captured.
Most of the prisoners taken, who, up to tonight numbered about 8,000,
were caught in quarries, while others were still pouring out of the deep
One group, composed of 400 men, was led out to surrender by a Ger
man soldier who spoke French and who assuerd his comrades that they
need not fear bad treatment from their captors, despite the assertions,
currently made to them by their officers that the French massacred pris
oners. Another batch of prisoners fell into the hands of the French just
as they alighted from motor trucks, in which they had hurried to the battle
field as reinforcements. ...
The losses of Germans were extremely heavy as was testified to by
the heaps of dead found beneath the ruins of quarries, which crumbled
under the French bombardment The French casualties were rather below
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lecture, "Is God Tired of Kingv" at
Friday morning's session.
The library committee with Mrs. D.
E. Wherry of Pawnee City, state
chairman, presiding, held a large
luncheon at the Fontenelle. Miss
Charlotte Templeton of Lincoln, sec
retary of the state library commission,
Miss lone Armstrong of Council
ing when the loot had been dis
Records of the police department
substantiate this statement. At least
orie car would be recovered following
th robberies and would usually be
found in some out of the way spot
smeared with bacon grease, flour and
Former Reform School Inmates.
McKenna gives his occupation as
musician nd was, until the latter part
of August, band leader at the reform
school during the absence of the
leader employed by the state. He had
overstayed his sentence because he
wished to become proficient in that
Bixler and McKenna left the insti
tution at the same time and came
to Omaha together. Bixler obtained
employment at the Bullet grocery
store at Fourteenth and Harney
streets, but was discharged, according
to one of the juvenile officers; because
of the theft of provisions from the
store. He was employed there as
delivery clerk. Later he worked at
the Ribble Paper company, where De
tectives Dolan and Murphy arrested
him this morning. Detectives Rich
and Pszanowski arrested George.
It is not known whether McKenna
and Bixler will face burglary charges
through regular court channels or be
turned over to the juvenile authori
ties. Confirmation of
Resigns is Awaited
London, Oct. 25. Nothing had
come from any source up to early to
day confirming the report of the
resignation of Dr. Michaelis, the im
perial German chancellor. The Lon
don newspapers either ignore the re
port or print it inconspicuously.
A dispatch from Amsterdam says
everything published concerning the
position of Chancellor Michaelis is
based on supposition. '
F t I
MRS. A. E.
Bluffs and Miss Zora Shields, Central
High school librarian, told how the
library is helping win the war.
Prof. Sarka Hrbkova, head of the
women's committee, State Council of
Defense, and Judge Howard Kennedy
will address tonight's session. Miss
Hrbkova is head of the department of
Slavonic languages at the state uni
To tntur Victor quality, always took (or th famous
trsdtmsrle, "Hii Miittr'i Voice." It it on all tenuins
product of th Victor Tlkin Machint Company.
llllgll VlctroU IV-A, $28
VUtrok VIII-A, 145
See and hear
these new Victrolas
at all Victor dealers
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The Victof Company now announces the complete
new line of Victrolas the very latest developments vof the
world's greatest musical instrument. New models, with
many new and valuable improvements and just in time
for the, holiday season. N '
That the public may comprehend the great variety of
styles, we illustrate the complete line in miniature. But
to properly appreciate just what these improvements have
accomplished, it is necessary for you to actually see and
hear these new improved Victrolas.
Go to any Victor dealer's and he will gladly demon
strate them and play any music you wish to hear. Go
today the Christmas demand for the Victrola is already
on, and these new models will this year create a larger
demand than ever. .
, , i . . . Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N. J.
Important Notice. Victor Record, and Victor Machines are adentificallr
coordinatad asd aynchronbad by our apodal proem.! of maaufactura, and th.ir
dm, aoa with tot other, la absolutely essential to a perfect Victor reproduction.
Now Victor Record. asass crated at all dealers e the let el each swath .
(Oat iboot November I)
trola ' I
VtroUXVn.263 - -
"Victrola la the Regietered Trade-mar of tbe Victor Talking Machine Company deettsatiaf
the predutte of thia Company only. Warning Th. um of th. word Victrola upoa or in tbe pro
esotion or ale of any other Talking Machine or Phonograph product. Is mi .leading and Illegal.
John Brus Sells Liberty
Bonds to Keep Out of Jail
Aspinwall, la., Oct. 25. John Brus,
wealthy Aspinwall business man, who
refused to allow Liberty loan boost
ers to use his hall, which resulted in
his arrest and the disclosure of a plot
to obstru jt the Liberty loan drive,
is today sellinpr the bonds himself.
Following his incarceration at
Council Bluffs, Brus was released
pending good behavior and was told
that if Iowa township, in which he
resides, buys $25,000 worth of bonds,
loyal citizens would use their in
fluence to have the charges against
World's Wheat Crop
Shows 1 Per Cent Decrease
Washington, Oct. 25. The world's
wheat crop is 1 per cent less than it
was last year for the countries that
thus far have reported to the Interna
tional Institute of Agriculture at
Rome. Cablegrams to the Depart
ment of Agriculture from the insti
tute, issued today, place the produc
tion at 1,775,000,000 bushels. Produc
tion of rye shows a 52 per cent de
crease, barley a decrease of three
tenths of 1 per cent and rice a de
crease of 10.7 per cent. "Corn produc
tion increased 23.7 per cent over last
year and oats 16.3 per cent.
Lincoln Ma;i Is Vice
President Farm Congress
Springfield, .Mo.. Oct. 25 J. M.
Kimble of Deposit. Md.. was elected
president ot the Farmers' National
congress, in session here today. He
was also re-elected legislative agent
to represent the farmers at Washing
ton, D. C. Among other officers
elected were: .
First vice president, O. G. Smith,
Treasurer, John M. Downer, South
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
I THOMPSON.BELDEN - CO.
IKq fashion Center Jbr UyomeiV0
MANY WONDERFUL THINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE JUST NOW
Collars in the latest styles and
most favored materials' satin,
pique, wool crepe, Georgette and
organdie, Jabot collars, satin and
pique vstSj Ascot stocks, Wind
sor ties, middy ties and narrow
colored ties in practically every
Full Size Bed
With fillings of pure white cot
ton and covered with good silko.
line, figured on both sides. Full
Friday, $2 a Pair
Gray and tan with pink and blue
borders. Size 64x76; a good
weight and excellent quality for
$2 a pair.
For Colder Days
Women's Gowns, Pajamas, Pet
ticoats of Warm New Flannelette
Colored flannelette gowns
with or without collars; pink and
blue stripes, $1 and $1.25.
Finer flannelette gowns, in
white and colors, with or with
out collars, $1.35 to $2.75.
Pajamas one and two-piece,
in white and eolors, $1.6? to $3.
Flannelette petticoats, long or
short styles, 65c and 75c.
Knit skirts in white and col
ors, 85c to $3.
Underrauslini Third Floor.
Heavy quality, in stripes and
checks. Suited to all sorts of
winter wear; 27 inches wide, at
15c and 18c a yard. '
Toilet Requisites (
Wool Powder Puffs, Friday, 10c,
15c and 25c.
Pasterine Tooth Paste, 20c.
Flare Top Hose
Black cptton or lisle, flare tops,
double soles, 50c. '
Black silk lisle, flare tops, dou
ble soles, 75c
Silvertone, the One Distinctive
Coating Fabric of the Season
Unusually rich Autumn shades characterize
Silvertone. It's a warm material of beau
Silvertone Coats, correctly tailored, well
designed, are indeed fitting for Milady's
wardrobe.' N -
Prices $55, $65, $75, $95
$25 and $35
In these days of higher prices
it's a bit extraordinary to find
such well tailored suits for such
moderate prices. Representative
fashionable fabrics in desired
No extra charge '
of quality. Correctly fashioned.
Dependable. Sensible in price.
The Fur ShopSecond Floor.
All Linen Crash Towel ings
Extra Values Not To Be Duplicated
We emphasize the fact that these crashes are all
linen, because there is no class of linens so hard to
obtain, and prices have advanced in consequence.
We are fortunate in having a large stock and are
selling these grades at very special prices.
Red bordered linen
crash isGOc a yard.
Red and blue bordered
linen crash, 25c.
Extra heavy blue and
red bordered crashes,
Extra heavy plain linen
crashes, 25c, 35c.
Fashionable High Shoes,
Friday, $4.95 a Pair
Correct models, selected from our regu
lar stock. The majority of the styles being
black and shoes with colored tops. Both
high and low heeled models. All at the un
usually low price of $4.95 a pair.
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Tbe Building and Loan Associations of Omaha
Will Sell Tou Liberty Bonds
On Weekly or Monthly Payments
One Dollar a week for a $50 Bond.
Two Dollars a week for a $100 Bond.
Do your bit!
v Let everyone own at least one Liberty
We will help you!
Ask any one of us for full information.
THE CONSERVATIVE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASS'N,
t 1614 Harney Street.
OMAHA LOAN AND BUILDING ASSOCIATION,
Northwest Corner 15th and Dodge.
OCCIDENTAL BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
322 South 18th.
NEBRASKA . SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
211 South 18th
" PRUDENTIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
120 South 17th.
COMMERCIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
r ' 4931 South 24th
HOME SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
4724 South 24th.
' BANKERS SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
1505 Farnam. -
v STATE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
1623 Harney St
1 Good material, heavy cor I
i ner, brassed hardware, I
good linings i
$2.75, $3.50; I
j $4.00, $5.00. j
f Freling & Steinle
? Omaha's Beat Baggage Builder -
1 1803 FARNAM ST.
DR. McKENNEY Says:
"Bid farewell to health and
good looks when your teeth
Htavitst BrMatf Best Silver FBI
Work, par tootk, tof
Wonder Plate Bast 22-k GaM
worth $15 to fZS, Crowns :
$5, $8, $10 $4.00
Wa pitas, you or rsfund jour meT-
Uth and Farnam 1524 Faraaat St
Phone Dout laa 2872.
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