Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 26, 1917, Page 2, Image 2
THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1917. POLICE SURPRISE FOOD THIEVES IN GROCERY RAID hree Youths Steal Autos to Carry Off Plunder; One Con fesses to Participation in Holdups. 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 street. . William McManus, 4138 North 38th street. William Bixler, 3436 Taylor street. 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 caverns. . 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 normal. POLITICS WARM OF FEDERATION (Continued from Paso Oh.) 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 posed of. 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 sugar. 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 line. 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 Report Michaelis, 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. SHELDON. 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 versity. 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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 . mmsmassm Vi VktreUX.$SS (Oat iboot November I) VictTl.Xl.A.110 VkfrolaXfV, 1L $165 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. VktroJaXVI,$2tS 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 him wtijidrawn. 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, Lincoln, Neb. Treasurer, John M. Downer, South Dakota. Persistent Advertising Is the Road to Success. 'J I THOMPSON.BELDEN - CO. IKq fashion Center Jbr UyomeiV0 MANY WONDERFUL THINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE JUST NOW New Neckfixings For Milady 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 shade. Full Size Bed Comfortables, $3 With fillings of pure white cot ton and covered with good silko. line, figured on both sides. Full size, $3. Cotton Blankets, Friday, $2 a Pair Gray and tan with pink and blue borders. Size 64x76; a good weight and excellent quality for $2 a pair. Bedding Basement. 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. Outing Flannel Heavy quality, in stripes and checks. Suited to all sorts of winter wear; 27 inches wide, at 15c and 18c a yard. ' Basement. 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 tiful appearance. Silvertone Coats, correctly tailored, well designed, are indeed fitting for Milady's wardrobe.' N - Prices $55, $65, $75, $95 Tailored Suits, $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 colors. No extra charge ' for alterations FINE FURS 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, 35c. Extra heavy plain linen crashes, 25c, 35c. Linen' Section 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. " 1 J ( ! ,. (4 iff u 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 Bond. 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. 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