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TEE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE r DECEMBER 2, 1917.
WAS UNDER FIRE
Norwegian Crew Mixed Up
With Target Practice Of
fer to Surrender to Life
An Atlantic Port, Dec. 1. Mis
taking the stray shots from a govern
ment rifle range, where troops were in
target practice, for a hostile bombard
ment, the crew of a Norwegian bark,
huddled below decks, meekly offered
to surrender to government turfmen
who went out to investigate.
The cotst guardsmen noticed the
ship t standstill without signs of
life aboard and lent a boat out to
what they thought was a deserted
craft. They found a thoroughly
frightened crew, and the skipper, pro
testing that they had offered no re
sistance, offered to surrender.
In the dense fog the bark had
drifted so far in shore while beating
up the Atlantic coast that itray shots
from the target range had whistled
through sails and rigging. The Nor
wegians thought they had been at
tacked from the shore for violation of
sume new navigation law put Into,
force owing to the war, and of which
they professed to be in ignorance.
.Explanations finally quieted the man
.and the bark proceeded to port.
,'NOT GUILTY,' SAYS
JUEY IN CASE OF
MRS. DE SAULLES
(Continue from Pt Oae.l
, Mineola, N. Y., Dec. 1. After two
weeks devoted to the taking of .testi-
niony, the fate of Mrs. Blanca JJe
Smiles, at six o'clock tonight, passed
Into the hands of the 12 men who are
to determine her guilt or innocence of
a charge of mudering her divorced
husband, John H. De Saultes, in his
Long Island home on the night of
August 3. ,
The evidence on which the jury is
to base its finding included a plea on
behalf of the defendant that she was
mentally deranged when she did the
hooting. This was supported by
mas of testimony- submitted through
alienists and other "medical experts,
Hypothyreosis, a disease of the thy
roid gland affecting the brain and
nerve centers, formed the "basis for
the Chilean hearess' claim of tempor
ary mentallrresponsibility, .
Two Sets of Brothers
Enlist in the Navy
The navy continues its record of
getting brothers into the service Two
sets passed physical requirements and
entered the same branches of , the
navy. Walter M. and Evert V. Guy,
Campbell, Neb., apnrenticei seamen;
Clarence Homer ana Ira Doane Milter
of Sullivan, Ind.. and North . Bend,
respectively, third class firemen.
This makes the sixth act of broth
ers to go into the navy this week.
Body of Baby is Found
Under Tenth Street Viaduct
The body of a J-month-old baby
was found under the Tenth street via
duct Saturday morning. The county
attorney's office is making an investi
gation. - .- ,'.:-''-'
1. 17. V.S CAUGHT IN
MID BOUND OVER
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TO FEDERAL JURY
Twenty Men Face Charge
of Conspiracy to Violate
U. S. Laws; Attorney
Twenty Industrial Workers of the
World arrested in a raid von Omaha
headquarters of the organization four
weeks go were bound over to the
federal grand jury after a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner
Neely Saturday morning.
They are charged with conspiracy
to violate United States laws, includ
ing the selective draft law, the espion
age act and the president's proclama
tion. Bond was fixed at $5,000 each.
None of the men gave Omaha as his
home and none of them is known
G. F. Vanderveer of Seattle was in
Omaha to act as their attorney. He
attempted to get possession of the rec
ords seized in local headquarters, but
the commissioner refused to grant
him an order.
One Not in Raid.
One of the men rose and declared
he was in jail at the time the raid
was made. He admitted he is a mem
ber of the organization. His case
will be looked into further.
Federal officers testified concerning
me rata made on Headquarters at
Thirteenth . and Douglas streets,
where a "national convention" was in
progress, with a.i attendance of about
65. All were arrested. Federal offi
cers have released four of them. The
41 who still remain in jail, in addition
In t h ?ft kAlinil Aitmm ...ill t '..,..,( ..I
out," says Assistant United States At
torney baxton. Some will be released
and others will be held for the grand
As no federal grand jury will be
here until February, and as the men
are unable to give the heavy bond,
they will have a long time to spend
in jail. , ,
Some one would like to rent just
the kind of room you have vacant.
Tell them about it in the next issue
of The Bee. . t . j
Revenue Collector Says Motor
Boat Owners Must Pay War Tax
Collector of Internal Revenue
Loomis declares if motor boat own
ers do not come in and pay their war
tax he is going to send a man out to
collect the tax and then impose a
"Every powy boat of less than five
tons net tonnage, having a fixed en
gine of any power, is subject to a war
tax of $5,B says Mr. Loomis. "There
are many boats of this description in
Omaha and Nebraska and up to date
practically none of the owners has
paid the tax. They are subject to a
fine of $5 in addition to the tax un
less they pay up quickly.
"The people of Omaha are writing
just as many letters as ever in spite
of the increased postage rates," said
A count of every piece of first-class
mail matter mailed at Omaha was
made for three days. Comparison of
these figures with those of the same
days last year show that the new
postage rate is not cutting down the
volume of mail as some people
feared it would.
The Gift Practical
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Oh! So Beautiful Are
I Thfacio Fiffprl 5Siiif Pncao
;; Happy la the woman who pos-
. . leases one. n means perfect com
fort for her when traveling. The
; ; fitting! are of ivory, ranging from
. . eight to seventeen pieces, according
io pnot, in eases are made ot
; ; genuine morocco and seal leathers.
. . The linings are beautiful figured
WE COULD NOT SUGGEST
A BETTER XMAS GIFT
;; $22.50 to
Freling & Steinle
"OMAHA'S MST BAGGAGE BUILDERS."
MS03 PARNAM STREET. '
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Dr. McKenney Says:
"Larger, cleaner, better equipped offices en
able us to give our patients a be(ter character of
service at the old, economical price. Come in and
learn about the improved methods we use in mak
ing Bridges and Plates." '
est Silver 71" Beet 22k. GoM 4 Heavleet Bridge
Filling Crown ,;f Werk, per tooth.. H
Wender Platea-werth $15 te 123, : g $10
Hours; S:S0 A.
M. to I F. at.
Till S F. M.
litis and Farnam Sts.
1321 Parnan Street
FH,ONB DOUGLAS X87X.
NOTICE OuVof-town oat rone
can set Ptatea, Crowns, Bridges
and Fillings eemplete In ONE day
Fire in South Side Building;
Pool Hall Owner Arrested
Alex Morar, 5129 South Twenty
sixth street, was arrested late Friday
night and held for investigation.
There was a lire in his pool hall, 5023
South Twenty-fifth street, earlier in
The fire was detected by Herbert
Derr. an A. D, T. messenger, who
saw the flames and notified the police
and the tire department.
Chief Coyle said he found kerosene
soaked papers. He said fire was incendiary.
Kountze Memorial Has
Many Sons in U. S. Service
Sixty-seven stars adorn a service
flag at Kountze Memorial church. The
flag hangs in a conspicuous place in
the church, bearing testimony to the
fact that this church has a large
number of its young men i the serv
ice of the United States. An excep
tionally large star occupies the center
position in the flag, representing Ma
jor Earl Sternckr of the Fourth Ne
braska, who is a member of Kountze
WAR STAMP TAXES
GO I NIT 0 EFFECT:
ALL MUST SETTLE
Business Men Must Now Keep
Strict Account and Make
Returns of Taxable
The war stamp taxes counted upon
by treasury officials to produce $100,
000,000 annually as part of the great
revenue measure enacted by congress
last October became eective yester
day. There was a big demand for the
revenue stamps in Omaha. They
were placed on sale not only, at the
office of Internal Revenue Collector
Loomis, but also at the stamp win
dows of the main postoffice and
"We estimate that the taes which
become effective December 1 will
yield $500,000. a year from Nebraska,"
said Mr. Loomis. '
The new revenue stamps come In
denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50
cents and $1 and $2.
Postmaster Fanning sent $93,000
worth of 'the stamps to postofficps
throughout the state. At present
$600,000 worth of stamps are in the
postoffice vaults here.
"All these revenue stamps must be
canceled by the user, who must write
his initials and the date over the face
of the stamps," said Mr. Fanning.
On stamps of larger denomination
than 10 cents he must also make three
cuts with a knife over the face of the
Must Make Accounting.
From the beginning of today's busi
ness hours every broker, exchange,
clearing house and person engaged in
stock, produce or merchandise trans
actions must keep strict account of
the taxable dealings. The internal
revenue bureau has issued compre
hensive regulations to govern the col
lections. The taxes do not apply to
bonds, notes or other instruments is
sued by the United States, by any for
eign government or by any state or
similar governmental subdivision, or
to stocks and bonds of co-operative
building and loan associations, oper
ated exclusively for their members
and loaning only to their sharehold
ers, or to mutual ditch or irrigating
The taxes include indemnity and
surety bonds. 50 cents, except where
premium is charged for execution of
the bond the, tax will be 1 per cent o
each dollar of the premium, and re
insurance policies are exempt
Stamps on Bond.
Capital stock issue, 5 cents on each'
$100 of face value; sales or transfers,
2 cents per $100; produce sales on ex
change or agreement "for future de
livery," 2 cents per $100 or fraction
Drafts and check) "payable other
wise than at light' or on demand,
promissory notes except bank notes
issued for circulation, and for each re
newal," 2 cents per $100; deeds and
conveyances, ou cents per $tuu-?5W
and 50 cents each additional $500, with
all debt papers exempt
Custom house entries, 25 cents per
$100 to $1 per $500. Withdrawals, 50
cents; steamship tickets, $1 to $5;
election proxies, 10 cents; power of
attorney, 25 cents.
Flaying cards, 5 cents per pack, in
addition to present 2-cent taxes; par
cels post packages, 1 eent for each 25
Lannin Tires of Buffalo
Joe Lannin, former Red Sox owner,
is weary of the International, accord
ing to reports, and it is understood
that he is anxious to sell his stock in
the Buffalo club.
Start Upon the Christmas Road
It will be a delightful and interesting journey if
the trip is made leisurely.
You can loiter by the wayside, stopping where
you like and as long as you like, seeing all of the
sights along the Holiday Highway. 1 ,
And you will not be harassed with the thought
that you MUST reach your destination upon a
In the Thompson-Belden Store
there are no f Special Days"
for Christmas Shopping
We have made full ready with the best and new
est good merchandise, and courteous people are
in waiting to attend to YOUR wants in the pleas
The best time to start is the
rery time you prefer to come.
Fine Fur Coats and Fur Sets
There is nothing that 'so well expresses quality and
richness as really high grade furs.
We never make a misrepresentation of any sort, and
this is particularly to your advantage when select
ing furs, especially for gift purposes.
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The furs favored in coats are Hudson Seal, Nutria,
Natural Mink, Rat and Natural Hair Seal. These com
prise only a few of the beautiful fur garments now
Most of our coats are made by A. Jaeckel & Co. of
Fifth Avenue, New York. Their name alone being a
guarantee of style, quality and workmanship.'
Prices are consistently low for high-grade coats.
Neck furs as,shown in the newest sets, favor Taupe
Fox, Bed Fox, Marten, Hudson Seal, Real Eastern
Mink and Kolinsky. A really immense stock is at
your command. Choosing now is undoubtedly most
Fur Sets, $25 to $373."
The Fur Shop, Second Floor
Have ceased to be a lux
ury, because the good
kinds are really service
able, in addition to the
satisfaction and distinc
tion women who wear
Plain shades in silk are in
qualities to suit every de
mand. Exclusive novelties offer a
world of loveliness. In em
broidered clocks, open
'clocks, lace effects, stripes
and embroidered fronts.
You'll find your ideas of price easily met in every in
stance. , ..." , ' ' ; ; - . - ;
THOMPSON.BELDEN & GO.
Uhe fyashwn Confer for WomevP
A Glove Certificate
Solves .the problem for more
and more people each Christ
mas. May we have an op
portunity to explain them
The Charm of
Timothy Crowley of New York
is perhaps the best known
originator of neckwear for
women. His slogan "that
something different" is well
chosen, for there is a de
cided charming exclusive
ness to his creations. A large
showing of Crowley neck
wear is here to assist you in
choosing for Christmas.
for Every Purpose
Lovely beaded velvet bags that re
flect the original creations from
Paris. Plain velvet bags that ara
rich-looking and practical
Seal and crepe, seal back strap
parses fitted with coin purse, mir
ror; all silk lined.
Sewing bags and cases that are
welcome in every borne because
they bring close to hand all the
necessities thread, needles, scis
sors, bodkin, crochet hooks and
Ribbon cases that include a bolt of
ribbon and a bodkin, are small,
but very useful. , ,
You'll find all of these and many
others in the Notion Section.
Some Dainty New
Things for Baby
Crepe de chine sacques and long
kimonos, in white and colors.
These are all hand made and are
For warmth during the winter we
suggest quilted silk carriage bags
and crib or bed spreads., Robes .
of silk, plush and fur ara ideal
for carriage coverings when out-of-doors.
Eiderdown blankets of cotton or
all wool, ever so soft and dainty,
shown in white and colors.
Winter bonnets of white silk, crepe
de chine and corduroy. Some have
fur trimmings, others are adorned
with laces, ribbons and tiny rose
Hand made bonnet ties and roset
tes. Face veils of silk and wool
White mittens. Wool toques and
Mothers who once become ac
quainted with the Baby Shop sel
dom go elsewhere.
This is the season when new
ness is prevalent. Origina
tions are in wonderful vari
ety, each individually be
coming and without counter
part in the city of Omaha.
Hand made camisoles, caps,
bags, bows, flowers, cases, in
fact, a whole little world of
real exclusiveness for milady
who cares to be different.
For Those Who
Send Greeting Cards
When so many people adopt a
custom it is well to bo distinctive
if possible. With the selection we
have, showing so many unique de
signs and pleasing sentiments, it
will be no effort to send out great
tag that are "different"
A Truly Wonderful Showing
of Real Madeira Hand-Work
In spite of the troubled condi
tions surrounding the production
of Madeira work this season, it is
without question more exquisite
than ever before.
The greatest difficulty has been
in the transportation of linen
from Ireland to the Madeira
islands, which, are a Portuguese
possession, lying off the north
coast of Africa.
When we made our purchases
conditions were not eraite so beset
with difficulties and. we secured
unusual assortments at from
twenty-five to forty per cent un-'
der today's prices.
In fact, much can
not be secured now
regardless of price.
YouH find ample
these facts upon
seeing our present
showing and not
ing the prices.
Madeira Luncheon and Table
Cloths, 36 to 72-inch, are priced
$10 to $78.
Madeira Center Pieces, 20 to 27
inch, range in prices from $2.50
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I imu utaixo, iu uuee sues, to
waaeira mpKins, piara or with ZTfocbejwde by 36, 45 and fc4
embroidered corners, $7.50 to J inchet long, in matched sets, $6
$20 a dozen. to $20.
, Xinea Section, Mala Floor
Women's Linen Handkerchiefs
Are in Exceptional Variety
There has never been a season when our prepara
tions have been so far-reaching. AH of the more
familiar styles are here in more than ordinary
assortments, besides many novelties that will
command your admiration.
The choice naturally falls to the early comer.
Real Lace, French Embroidery, Madeira, initialed
styles galore and endless plain linen squares.
The prices must be more than fair, be
cause of our wonderful sales during the
The Gift That Comes
The MEN'S SHOP
We have been critical in the selection of our
stocks for Christmas time. We have chosen
the sort of haberdashery men buy for them
So it is hardly possible to go amiss in select
ing a man's gift it's quite the most sensible
place for women to shop.
At a guide to your difficulties, we suggest
an unhurried Tie wing of the following:
Gifts for the
boys in Khaki
and all other de
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