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VOL. XLVH. NO. 143.
OMAHA, SATURDAY, MORNING, , DECEMBER 1, 1917.
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'CROSS HEAD. SAYS
Famous Morgan Firm Banker,
Chairman of War Council,
is in Omaha With Off i- "
Henry P. Davison, chairman of the
war council of the National Red
Cross association; Henry Allen,' edi
tor and publisher of Wichita,- Kan.;
and Ivy Lee, national publicity man
ager of the Red Cross, are in Omaha I
iw vuuitl Willi IUC lULdl x.iu vwaa
Mr. Davison and party arrived at
iu o clock Friday morning in the
banker's private car, "Peacock Point,"
and was met by Gould Dietz, Howard
baltfrige. Ward Burgess, rrank Jud
son and Luther Drake of Omaha, and
J. I. O'Connor and A. T. Roberts,
central division officials of the Red
Cross, Chicago. 7 " .
The visitors were taken to 'Fort
Omaha balloon school m the morn
ing, which was followed by a lunch
eon at the Commercial club, a Red
Cross conference at 2:30 oclock and
a mass meeting, open to the public, at
the brandeis theater at 4 o clock. Mr,
Davison spoke at all of the meet
- Harvey D. Gibson, another member
i the Davison party, was forced to
" return to Hot Springs, Va!, following
an attack of illness. He left the party
at St. Louis,
Br. Davison will.leavC some time
Friday night after1 a private dinner
with local Red Cross officials.
. , "People over the country are not
yet fully awake to what this war
means, but they are fast awakening,"
declared Air. Davison. everywhere
we find the people are backing the
government to the limit. . ' -
"The women of the country are mo
bilized now as they never" were be-
Jore. We can get all the money we
want and at present the Red Cross
is running the greatest factory in the
world, turning, out more clothing,
and we are not running into any
"The incidious pro-German prop
aganda which attempted to poison the
muid ot the public by circulating re
pokp that the Red Cross was selling
sweaters and other clothing has been
fought to the finish. We have had
cut detectives and investigators-working
day and night to find one in
stance of such sales. I am satisfied it
was German-propaganda, because a
few weeks ago we r.cived a deluge
of letters from Maine to the Pacific
coast criticising our organization.
"I know absolutely nothing about
bajiking.4 I am" devoting my" entire
itime to the "war council .VorJC-. do.-,
dared Mr. Davison. '
A memlersliip campaign over the
entire country is to be inaugurated
Christmas, while av money-raising
campaign will not be. necessary until
the latter part of next month, declared
Davison. ' "
Interest Piles Up. .
"For every dollar -given the Red
Cross for war relief a little more I
jthan a dollar actually goes into war
yelief," said H. P. Davison of New
,,Y!tk, director of finances of the
Are;ffrican Red Cross, in his talk be
" tore the Commercial club at noon.
"Some may not understand how
that can be done. Well, the overhead
expenses are taken care of by the
membership dues. Ihe rest is put
Into the bank to.be used as occasion
requires, and it is drawing interest
ell the time. And .vhen the money is
drawn out of the bank to be used m
;war relief the accrued interest goes
.with it, and that is how it happens
that for every dollar you give toward
(Red Cross war relief, more than .a
pollar actually goes into the work.
Mr. Davison . and .. party of . Red
Cross officials spent the day in Oma
ha. They were entertained at a pub
lic artairs luncheon at the Commer
cial club. 1 Frank W. Judson. state di
reclor for Nebraska, presided. Henry
J. fUlen, who has just returned from
an inspection of the war arena in
France, spoke briefly of the Red
Cross work there, and declared that
General Petain had told him the work
the American Red Cross is doing in
France is worth as much to the mor
ale 6i the French soldiers as 1,500,
00 American soldiers on the field
could do. '
No Time for Idlers. '
Ivy Lee, in charge of Red Cross
publicity, read some letters and tele
grams from France, which showed
how wonderfully the Red Cross work
there has helped in keeping up the
morale of the soldiers by keeping
their families at home in better cir
cumstance than they wire last win
ter. -' -i ' - -; :,
Mr. Davison ' said V the jwar has
forked a transformation in England
and France and has wiped out , all
selfishness and pettiness in the pe6ple.
"I have never seen anything grander
anymore beautiful," he said, "than
thcchange that has come about in
Resident ofOmaha Since
: 1861 Dies at Home of Son
Julia F. Herrick died Thursday
morning at her home, 1808 Corby
street, she was a resident of Omaha
since 1861, except for a few years
when she lived in Yankton, S. D. She
was 7o years . old.
She was born September 26. 1841
in Alton, 111. In 1861 she was mar
nea to ieison A. Collamer in
Omaha. He died in 1875 and in 1881
she was married to Robert Herrick.
She is survived by two sons. William
A. Collamer and Franklin Collamer,
and by a brother, Charles T. Evans,
all of Omaha. The funeral will be
held Saturday at the residence of her
son, William, 1818 Corby street. In
terment will be in Prospect Hill cem
Arrives Early Saturday
The Russian commission is to ar
rive in Umaha early Saturday after
noon. A public meeting has been ar
ranged at the Hotel Rome at 7:45
p clock, . where, these representatives
from the great but disorganized
Kussia will sneak toOmaha oeonle.
No admission charge will be made.
Major Manlev Washburn is at the
head of the party. A. J. Sack and
Lieutenant 'Commander Hwoschinskv
are the Russians in the party. A. J.
Sack is director of the Russian infor
mation bureau at New York. He will
present the facts concerning the pres
ent Russian political parties and the
political situation there- at present.
me party was in Denver Friday."
Auto Thief Sentenced to
One Year in Penitentiary
Albert Larson was sentenced to a
year in the penitentiary for stealing an
auto from in. front of the city hall
September 1J. ' The machine, belong
ing to M. J, Grover-of Blair, Neb-;,
had been parked only a short time,
when Larson drove off with it. He
substituted an Iowa, license number
for the Nebraska tag, and was arrest
ed shortly after, whiV entertaining a
party of friends,: whom he had taken
for a joy ride in his new car.
England and Franco The first year
of the war one would see a group of
business men like this group at your
Commercial club. They would sit at
lunch and discuss the-war and won
der how long it would last The next
year, you would see about half as
many at such a gathering. The next
year you would see none at all They
were all engaged in some kind of im
portant. work relating to the' war.
Their pettiness and selfishness is gone
and their every breath is breathed to
win the war. t ,
"Ladies' and gentlemen, the Ameri
can people are goging to go through
that stage and 1 thank God for that.
Only I have alwayi flattered myself
that when the time came the Ameri
can people would jump into their
places immediately without waiting
three years to get the spirit like they
did over there.
"We are going to win this war.
There is no question about that. When
we aie going to win it is another
juesi-n. The time it takes to win
it and the cost of ginning it will
depend upon whether, the American
people jump into it at once or whether
Ave wait until we are pushed into our'
Omaha's Bloomin' London
Fog Was Strictly Local
The fog that overspread Omaha
Friday morning was local, according
to reports to- the railroads. Back
from the river 50 miles or so the sky
was clear and bright sunshine was the
rule. Tempejatures ranged from
slightly below freezing to 45 degrees
aboye zero, t
Bee Want Ads-Produce.Results.
PROUD OWNER OF
Mrs. M. Shaerr Holds Decora
tion Pinned on Her Grand
lather's Breast by Bona
parte for Bravery.
By CHARLOTTE DALLY.
Mrs. M. Shaerr, 4907 North" Thirty-
eighth street, is the proud possessor of
Napoleon medal which was pre
sented to her grandfather, Jean
Georges Groetzinger of Alsace-Lor
raine, by the little corporal m 1812.
Her uncle, Daniel Hirtz, also re
ceived such a medal, but it is owned
by his only daughter now in the old
Mrs. Shaerr relates with pride the
stones of these two near relatives
who won the exceptional bravery
medals. ' The mild-faced old woman
speaks with a soft foreign accent and,
to understand her well, one must
"My grandfather, Jsan Georges
uroetzmger, was ot the engineers,
with Bonaparte's grand army," she
"While retreating from Moscow-
you remember that bitter retreat the
army, closely pursued, reached the
banks of the Bersina. The river was
full of ice and all but impassable. Yet
it must be crossed if the French were
to be saved. So the engineers set to
Napoleon Rewards Him.
They built a pontoon bridge. But
that was not all. Forced to stand in
the icy water, for hours upon hours,
many of the men suffered frozen
limbs; worse, many of them died. My
grandfather survived and to him, for
exceptional bravery, was awarded the
Napoleon star pinned on his breast
by Napoleon himself 1" ,
The old woman's eves brightened
as she told her story, but she looked
down at her knitting and continued
And my uncle? He was a caotain
pf artillery, and his name was Daniel
Hirtz. 'He, too, was from Alsace
Lorraine. , For seven years he served
his country faithfully, in the Soudan.
But once he was shot. '.She blacks
saw him go down; saw the red mark
through his jaw and on his neck; saw
him lie very still and they .left him
for dead." - .
She remained silent for a moment.
liven a faint smile hovered about he
gentle mouth. She remained silent for
moment. . ., ...
"But he did not die." she continued.
"He returned to the wdrs,' and when
the negroes saw him rise up before
them they . thought it was his ghost."
ihc old woman paused again,
f Dies in Soudan. :
"The medal? 'For loyal service and
bravery, of course. But in the seventh
year ot this service, when bullets
and countless blacks had failed in the
effort, Africa set its fever upon him
and he died"
The knitting slackened and her
face showed, signs of pain. Then she
resumed the narrative in the midst of
the interrupted sentence: - ,
In the Soudan, of which a part
is now French-Guinea." -
The grandfather's medal is carefully
preserved by the little old woman,
ine points ot tne wnite star, are a
trifle bent and some of the enamel is
chipped off, but it is still the medal of
Napoleon as significant of loyalty
and courage as upon that day when
Bonapatte pinned it upon the breast
of "Jean Georges - Groetzinger of
Alsace-Lorraine for exceptional brav
ery under fire."
Beaton's Drug Specials
And Reminders of Xmas Wants
50c Goutorbe Rouge
We have a complete line
of Combs, Brushes, Mir
rors, Nail Files, Buffers,
Talcum Powder Boxes,
Clocks, Cuticle Knives
and other specialties.
$2.50 Beaton Special Self
filling Pens $1.50
Cnnlclin's and Waterman's
Self-filling Pens, from f 59c Hays' Hair Health,
The boys at the front ap
preciate cigars. We have
them in boxes for mail
ing, from $1.15 a box up.
Large ' line of imported
, and domestic perfumes,
in fancy packages. '
80c Melba Chocolate, 49c
We are agents for Huy
ler's and Alleeretti Cho-
colates, to 5-lb. boxes.
PHOTO DEPT. '
Ansco Vest Pocket Cam
eras, $7.50 and up.
Radiolite Midget Wrist
Watch. Tells time in the
dark. Special for sol
$1.25 Goutorbe Face Pow-,
'25c Goutorbe Nail Cake,
$1 Nuxated Iron 89c
1 gal. Denatured Alcohol,
35c Castoria .24c
50c Orazin Tooth Paste,
for . ..4. .. ...34c
25c Nature's Remedy, 16c
30c Mentholatum. . . , 19c
50c Nadine Powder. . ,29c
50c Syrup of Figs and
1-lb. Peroxide Hydrogen,
Ji-lb. Peroxide Hydrogen,
Listerine, 10c, 18c 36c
50c Ice Mint, for corns,34c
35c Box Lmen Stationery,
for , 19c
EDISON MAZDA LAMPS
25, 40 and 60-Watt. .27c
60-Watt Lamps 36c
We deliver and install free
: of charge.
Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt Attention
Beaton Drug Co.
15th and Farnam.
We are having a world ex
perience " which we never
had before. The spectacle of
seeing prices go up and up
and up again, instead of do
ing the opposite thing, sets
men thinking about stocking,
up on clothet.
We thought it out on
these lines months . ago.
Made tremendous contracts
and the vast stocks and won
der values we ffer today
prove it I
But wit ii the mau
who buys bow.
-JOHN A. SWANSON, Pres.'
WM. 1. HOLZMAN,; Treas."
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Sweater Coati, ' I. i I
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Army 4 cJ I
Sweater Coats, ".)' J
S3.00 to $6.00 . , J
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Gauntlets, 1 f I
$1 JJO to 7.50 I I
Warm Lined . l I '.
$1.80 to fS.00 1
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nd the most, of the best
produce our showing
WE shop all over America for overcoat values
to save you men that trouble, to make it
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cream of finest styles, the superb productions of
more than a score of world-famous overcoat
makers It requires one whole floor, to present
this vast display. In justice to yourself inspect
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overcoat values and varieties ZU- Zj- OU
Belted Trench Coats Galoe
Young men's ultra fashion overcoats, single or, double
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Your ideal overcoat 1 l
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"CUR collar overcoats, single or double breasted
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Beaver, Hudson Seal, Astrakhan, Muskrat, Persian
Lamb, Nutria collars. Blue, greens, grays, black, ultra-smart
creations; the range of prices puts a fur
collar coat within every man's reach, $25 to $100.
i Silk Lined'Chesierf ield Overcoats
$25 $35 $40 $50 $60 ;
Including 'finest Carr English Meltons, St.
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black, brown, blue, oxford, gray; double our prices
will not duplicate these fine, overcoats to measure;
our present retail price will not duplicate these
garments at wholesale today. '
Men's Finest Hand-Tailored Suits,
$15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40
Clothes designed for men who demand the best clothes made. Society Brand,
Hickey-Freeman Quality, Fashion Park Clothes, Adler-Rochester, Leyyros.
and many other finest clothes makers represented here. Belted suits, belt
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Where Your Boy's Clothes-Money
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Extra value Suits', Overcoats
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Including sn extensivf showing of extra pant suits.
High Quality Suits and Overcoats, at , I Juvenile Norfolk Suits and Overcoats
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. Boys' Mackinaw Coats for sturdy service, at $4.50 to $10.00
Men, Buy Shirts
Where Selections Are Unlimited
YOU'LL find we're an amazingly complete shirt stoc,k
a showing never before attempted in this city.
See thousands of beautiful patterns with one sweep of
the eye all under glass for your quick service.
Manhattans, Bates Street, Yorke, Nebraska Special
Shirts, $1.00 to $7.50. .
Mosi interesting display of fine silk anci cord
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New Holiday Neckwear
Luxurious silks made up in those elegant wide flowing end
styles. New weaves in brocades, tapestry, leather satins, inlaid
effects, striped, flowered and solid colors. Supremo showing,
501. 65. $1.00, $1.50. $2.00. $2.50-
Men's Velour Hats
and Rough Finish Hats
WE'RE wonderfully prepared to supply the demand..
Rich new shades of green, olive and black
lustrous, velvety finish. The following famous makes
John B. Stetson Hats, 4 to 10 -Crofut
and Knapp Hats, $4 and $5
Borsalino Italian Hats, at $6
Nebraska De Luxe
Trif Can Sf rr SimMm
Every new style-idea in . hundreds of clever
fabric patterns, besides the largest showing
of fur caps at lowest-in-the-city prices - :
Cloth Caps, at $lo.$2.50 Fur Caps, at $3.50 to $25
Hockey an&V Aviation Caps, 65 to $1.50
. .Boys Winter aps, at 65 to $1.50 ,
Headquarters for Quality Traveling Luggage
0 store anywhere is so well equipped with quality traveling goods at money-saving prices
one of the most appreciated of all Christmas gifts. Maybe never aeain such values ' '
. as we offer today because we bought tremendous stocks at the old price. -Suit
Cases Priced at $1.25 to $25.00 Gladstone Bags, at $12.50 to $30.00 j Steamer Trunks, ,at $5.50 To $25.00
Traveling Bags, at $1.95 to $25.00 Standard Trunks, at $7.50 to $25.00 Army Trunks, at $11.00 to $22.00
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