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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917.
RECORD RUSH OF
DRAFT AGE MEN
MARKS BIG DRIVE
Recruits Hasten to Get Under
Voluntary Enlistment Ban
ner on Last Day of
Men of draft age still can enlist
No more men of draft age are being
enlisted at army recruiting headquar
ters in Omaha. The big drive for vol
untary enlistments closed in the pro
verbial "blaze of glory" Wednesday
in the navy if they obtain from their
exemption boards statements showing
their numbers are not likely to be
called for service in the near future.
Fort Omaha balloon school will en
list men up till Saturday night. A
recruiting station has been list".!
; in nnt hparinuarters.
"I am more than pleaded." said
Major R. E. Frith, "at the huge num
ber of Enlistments obtained during
the three-day drive. The drive ex
ceeded my anticipations.
"While it is true that hundreds of
men of draft age were anxious to
take "advantage of the opportunity to
enlist at this time, It is more than
probable that many were prompted to
do so tn -answer to President Wilson's
last message to show him conclu
sively that the young Americans thor
oughly understand why the United
States is at war." '
Clerks Are Overworked. .
Exact ' number as to the total
enlistments were not obtain
able, as the overworked clerks were
taking advantage of the lull to get
their second wind and girdle up their
loins for the next call. The number
is between 1,300 and 1,500, an, these,
with a number of other enlisted men,
were sent to Fort Logan, Colo., late
A large quota of members of the
Seventh regiment, facetiously dubbed
the ."Unlucky Seventh" by , disgusted
members, did not receive honorable
discharges in time to enlist in the reg
ular army. Many were the wails and
kicks against the system that compels
a poor registrant to unwinded miles
of red tape in an attempt to procure
a discharge. '
"I don't see why the government
couldn't have issued a 'blanket dis
charge for the whole kit and caboodle
and let us get away from the 'Un
lucky Seventh long enough to' join
here," said one husky young man. ;
' ' ; News for Married Men.
Enlistments in the aviation corps
are being accepted and all mechanics
who have a fair knowledge of the
working of internal combustion en
gines are being urged to enlist in
this branch of the service. Mechan
ics of any kind are wanted. An or
der received from Washington the lat
ter part of last week sets out that
married .men now can enlist without
the consent of their wives.
DNIONWITH U. S.
Strong Agitation Going on to
Induce Our Purchase of
Country East of
San Francisco, Dec. 13. All of Si
beria east of the Ural mountains is
clamoring to be sold to the United
States at prices ranging from 40,000,
000 to 60,000,000 of rubles, according
to C. A. Hoffart of Marysville, Cal.,
who has arrived here from Nichola
ievsk eastern Siberia.
Hoffart, who is manager of a Brit
ish gold mining syndicate 'at Nichola
ievsk, said today the movement to
have America acquire Siberia was so
widespread that it had become the
main point of debate at political meet
ings and that ib had the support of the
press and thousands of citizens.
GOV. COX TO KEEP
HANDS OFF COAL
Washington, Dec 13. Fuel Admin
istrator Garfield today informed Gov
ernor Cox that he would not be per
mitted to interfere with distribution
of coal in Qhio under the direction of
the state fuel administration.
Dr. Garfield sent to Governor Cox
the following telegram:
"I must respectfully but firmly re
quest that you dd not interfere with
the orderly distribution of coal in
Ohio under orders issued by my au
thority to Homer W. Jchnson, federal
fuel administrator for Ohio. He has
full authority to act, and F. C. Baird
is co-operating with him, I must in
sist that the state authority be not
permitted to interfere with the, action
of the United States administrator."
Suggest Fewer Trains.
Washington, dec. J3. Reduction in
the nuriber of commutation trains on
steam roads running out of the larger
cities, during nonrush hours was ad
vised by the fuel administration to
day as a coal conservation measure.
Suburban communities were asked to
acquiesce wherever no great hardships
are involved. ,
SO GREAT TERROR
Armed Merchantmen and Well
Organized Campaign De
stroy Many and Injure
Morale of Crews.
PLOT STEAMER . '
REPORTED 10 BE
San Francisco, Dec, 13. That the
steamer Maverick, which figured
prominently in the Hindu revolution
ary plot trials now in progress here,
is operating at a. German raider be
tween this city and Honolulu was the
belief expressed here today by officers
of a steamer.
A vessel which the officers declared
was undoubtedly the Maverick was
fl fin th nicrht rt Dfrfmliir R. an.
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proximately ow. miles irom mis pori.
They said their attention was at
tracted to the vessel by flare lights
and rockets evidently intended to sig
nify distress. Their ship, ' which
was steered toward the steamer, soon
was covered by rays from a huge
frf. - A" .
navy uiuciais ncrc. . x wo uiner vcsscn
are reported to have sighted the Mav
The Maverick, formerly owned by
Fred Jebsen, is one of the vessels al
leged by the government to have been
used to smuggle arms to India in aid
of the alleged Hindu revolutionary
plot. It was interned in Bativa and
.later sold to New York firm. It
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Farmer Says "Blood Remedy
Was "Devoid of Virtue"
After looking at a drop bf his blood
a representative of the Omaha Med
ical company and the Interstate Medi
cal and Surgical Institute of Chicago
told H. Powell, a Nance .;. county
farmer, that it was 25 per cent "de
fective," and that if he did not take
treatment he would become ' perma
nently crippled, Powell alleges in his
answer to their suit tor $140 on his
note. : ! ' , . . ? .. ' .,
Powell alleges that Bonieort F. Bar
tell, F. H. Fowler and C. H. Edwards
were representing themselves , to be
legally licensed and practicing physi
cians! and surgeons "associated to
gether under -various Jhigh' Bounding
names and holding themselves out to
cure all the ills known to humanity."
Edwards called at his house and per
suaded him to give his note for 7140
for the purpose of securing their
treatment Powell alleges. He says
that their treatment was "devoid of
London, Dec. 13. Despite the fairly
large number of sinkings reported this
week, there is no decrease in optimism
among those who know the submarine
war situation, who see no reason for
modifying or altering Premier Lloyd
George's statement of November 20
that there is no longer any fear of
the submarine provinj a decisive fac
tor in the war.
Events since November 20, in fact,
have tended to increase reather than
decrease the confidence with which
the premier spoke. The month of No
vember was a red letter month in the
anti-U-boat war for three reasons.
First, the loss of tonnage during the
month was the lowest since the unre
stricted submarine campaign began.
Second, the sinkings of enemy sub
marines were the greatest ever re
corded in a single month. Third, the
launching of new merchantmen from
British yards came "within measura
ble distance" of equalling the loss of
tonnage by submarine attack,
As to the number of submarines de
stroyed during the same period, it is
not permitted to give the actual fig
ures, but this much may be said:
"The sinkings of submarines during
November were 'within measurable
distance' of the largest number the
German U-boat yards were capable
of turning out in the same period."
This destruction of submarines was
by no means due to any spasmodic
run of luck, but to the development
of a detailed comprehensive campaign
involving many devices' and embrac
ing msntp fhaaa P-4
The first days of December have
maintained the good records of No
vember as far at the U-boat sinkings
are concerned. Moreover, it is con
sidered, inevitable that the, T ritish
Ametican success in this direction
will find a reflection in the morale of
the. submarine crewl, making them
less confident and less efficient at the
same time that the British aid Amer
ican navU . men . are bcoming. more
confident and more efficient. ,
'.The convoy system of protection
for ; shipping which' the. allies' have
adopted and perfected has forced the
submarine campaigners to alter some
of their plans. It is no longer possi
ble for the submarines to lie in wait
for unprotected merchantmen and pot
them in leisurely fashion. The U
boat shows its periscope nowadays at
great peril when within torpedoing
distance of a merchantman, for the
latter is only one of a tonsiderable
number in the neighborhood, and if
any one of the scores of skilled look
outs sights that periscope the subma
rine's chances of escape from the con
voying destroyers are slim.
The German reply to the convoy
system is to send submarines out in
groups, which attack the convoy sim
ultaneously, in the hope that in the
resulting confusion considerable dam
age can be done and an easy escape
then effected. This system of group
attack, while it spells the doom not
merely of one U-boat, but of perhaps
three or four.
Auto Bandits Rob Bank
In Small Chicago Suburb
Chicago, Dec. 13. It was nearly
noon today before Chicago's daily
bank robbery was reported, and the
police were beginning to think that
maybe the bandit business was suf
fering from a labor shortage when
a telephone message from the suburb
of LaGrange relieved the situation,
with news that the State Bank of La
Grange had been robbed of $25,000,
of which $15,000 was in gold. There
were four bandits. They intimidated
five bank employes and two patrons
with their pistols, swept the money
into a sack and sped away in a black
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
SENT TO BEE FOR
Extreme Cold Cause of Much
Suffering Among the Needy
of Omaha This
Mrs. G. W. Doane, general secre
tary of the Associated Charities, re
ceived a report of seven small chil
dren residing in the South Side, bereft
of their mother on Wednesday. The
father is a laborer and has a hard
time keeping his home together. His
present sorrow adds to the distress of
This is one of the many cases which
will be helped during the next two
weeks through She efforts made by
The Bee and the Associated Charities
to send Christmas cheer into homes
where misfortune has stalked with
The seven children referred to need
clothing and shoes and food. Mrs.
Doane already has supplied some of
their wants. They will not be allowed
to suffer. Other cases of similar
nature will be cared for insofar as' the
supplies will go around.
Many Offers Receipted.
The Charities office has received
offers from charitable people- who
wish to care for families during the
"Will you give me the name and ad
dress of some family to which I may
go myself, learn their Christmas needs
and act as Santa Claus to them," was
the tenor, of a call from a man and
his wife who have no little ones in
their home. Other requests of that
kind have been received.
"I wish to impress once more the
needs of shoes for children. I can
assure you there are many children
who need shoes this cold weather.
Orders or money for shoes will be
carefully administered," said Mrs.
Mrs. J. D. Capron of 3207 North
Sixtieth street, telephoned The Bee
that she had a lot of wearable cloth
ing which could be had by sending
for them. Mrs. Doane sent a man out
and he returned with his arms loaded.
The articles were acceptable and will
help to keep several persons warm
this winter. One of the articles was
a man's overcoat and another was a
Many packages of warm clothing
have been sent to The Bee.
Money or goods may be sent to the
Associated Charities office, 519 Far
nam building, Thirteenth and Fm
streets, or to The Bee office.
Soldiers in Miller Park
Mother's Club Program
Soldiers from Fort Omaha will take
part in the entertainment the Miller
Park Mothers' club gives Friday even
ing at 8 o'clock in the school audi
torium. The proceeds will pay for
the Liberty bond of the club.
Patriotic songs will be sung by the
audience and patriotic music played
by the orchestra; Don Amsden will
sing; Joseph Woolery and the C. Z. S.
boys' trio will play the violin; Fran
ces Harrison and'little Ann Amsden,
Mrs. E. John Brandeis' pupil, will give
solo dances; Vv Harrington, a whis
tling solo, and Maxine Talbot and
Judge C. W. Britt, readings.
Owners Turn Off Heat in
Many New York Apartments
New York, Dec. 13. On account
of the present shortage of coal in
New York, one of the largest real
estate companies in the city, operat
ing 140 apartment houses, today com
menced to turn off the heat in all its
houses between the hours of 11
o'clock in the morning and 3 in the
Bakers Still May Make ,
' Cakes With Icing on Their
4 Bakers may still make cakes will
icing on them, coffee cakes and othe:
sweet yeast dough products until the
food administration decides what shall
be included in rolls. t
Rule five of the bakers' regulations,
however, prohibits bakers from using
additional shortening or sugar, during
or after making. A popular belief has
arisen among bakers that "this rule
has been suspended. This is' not true,
but the making of sweet yeast dough
products is permitted temporarily!
according to the state food adminis-t
tration. ' . , - ', : ?
Bakers may sell their bread imme
diately after it is baked if they care
to do so, but bread so sold must have
the standard loaf weight , 12 hours
after it is baked, whether it is still in
the baker a possession or not.
Begirt Official Inquiry '
; Into Halifax Disaster
l Halifajci.N.iS., Dec. .-Official ia
: quiry was begun by the Canadian
; government today to determine, if
- possible, responsibility , for the ship
collision with its resultant explosion
i and fire and the loss of nearly 1,300
J lives a week ago.,T Justice Drysdale,
,' judge in admiralty, presided.
r The relief ship Northland, the sec
; ond vessel sent from . Boston with
" supplies for the destitute, arrived to
. Relief work is proceeding satisfac
; torily, and, with the injured now all
properly cared for, the task of restor
ing normal conditions in that
part of the city which escaped the
conflagration is going forward rapidly.-.
The most important need at present
, is said to be for expert oculists, who
might be able to save hundreds of per
sons from becoming blind for life.
Water Board Lets Contract
For New Ice Machinery
The Metropolitan Water board
awarded to the Artie Ice Machine
. company of Canton, O., contract to
, install ice machinery hi a new plant
. being constructed at the Poppleton
i avenue pumping station. The con
,. tract will be for $82,575 and calls for
apparatus of 100-ton capacity. Gen-
era! Manager Howell of the water
. plant expects to start delivering arti-
ficial ice by May L
"We expect to cause material re
: duction in the price of ice in Omah.a,"
. Quaint Funchal Made
. Target of by Submarine
Lisbon, Portugal, Dee. 13. Fun
- chat, capita of Madeira, - has , been
bombarded by a German submarine.
Forty shells were fired, killing or
wounding a number of persons and
'damaging several buildings. The sub
marine fled on' teing attacked by
Ymi will want to Mod the tmt
300 Smith 18th St WtaJ Bldf.
Just Oft Faraaa ' ,t ' s
HerVi a new one a most
delicious desert that can be
made in a hurry.
To one and one-hall
cups of milk add one
; Cup of
and one level table- '
spoonful of sugar,
boil six minute, cool
and serve with milk
or cream. Add ra
sins if desired.
Get a package of Crape
Nuts from your grocer and
try this pleasing recipe. t
A Few Happy
, Their, practtcblUty, - usefulness
and economy will - appeal to
those who are In searci. of sen
sible Christmas gilts.
Traveling Bags and
1 Suit Cases' 1
k gteat variety for-men and
women. Everything s from the
- highest grade Seal and Walrus
down to the good . Cowhide,
and Fabrlkolds, fjom
v Toilet Traveling Sets
' . Black, . pebble leathers with
fancy moire silk and leather lin
ings, and Ivory or ebony fittings
Prices range from
Brief Oases f
Used by salesmen, lawyers,
clergymen and; business men
generally. Sealskin or black or
brown cowhide. Ranging from
16.50 T '3.75
'" Ladies' Hand Bags
are 'always acceptable. This
season assortments are greater
and leathers and linings store
elaborate. Any price from
Purses and Card Oases
Always appreciated by a man
because always useful We hare
an assortment ranging from
$7.00 T" 25c
Freling & Steinle
Omaha', But Bag,,,, Bulldan
1803 tiSSUS ST.
will b open ' evenings
0m THOMPSON.BELDEN -GQ
Ttae's Satis! acttoE m Knowing that Yomnr Gifts CmeFirmTte Store
CJhe fashion Cenier jbr VJornvrP
She Expats; Handkerchiefs
To make the gift individually appropriate, make
a careful selection of designs and have ihem
boxed ready for giving. .
Front Such Assortments as We Offer
There Is No Trouble in Choosing
.Hand embroidered initials, all.
styles of letters, many In colors,
15e to 60cn
Embroidered styles in endless
varietysDainty French creations.
Squares' from , Madeira, really
wonderful for-Christmas Gifts of
Plain, linen handkerchiefs with
all styles of borders are to be
had from but a few cents up to
" " iia at
Dresses for Holiday Occasions
Correct fashions that express ; great individuality
. V, - ; Street Dresses
Dancing Frocks'' "'
No Extra Charge for Alterations.
Private Display Rooms.
Bath Rob Blankets. Floral de
signs, bordered effects and In
dian patterns; heavy extra
good robes, full Bize (72x80),
sufficiently large for any size
robe; $3.75, $4.50.
Eiderdown single and double
"wool faced, excellent qualities
, in white and colors; yard wide,
$1, $1.50, $1.75 a yard.
Pillow Cases. "Embroidered and
initialed, all on a fine grade of
muslin. Nearly all letters on
"hand. While they last, 75c a
Wool Nap Blankets, beautiful
plaids with thread whipped
edges: double bed size, in ex
tra winter weight, $5 a pair.
To Make Gift
Like Christmas '
Decorate them with appropriate
cards, seals, tags, labels and
other adornments. Cover them
with tissue paper and tie them
with gold and silver tinsel cord.
You'll find everything necessary
at the Notion Section.
Peroxide Toilet Soap reduced
to SMttL cake.
Sachet Powder, In fancy
Christmas packages, 12 He
Hand Lotion, 19c a bottle.
Lisle vests with hand crochet
tops, packed in a Christmas box
for gift-purposes. They are very
dainty and sensible, 75c to $1.50.
Silk vests, beautifully embroid
ered by hand. Very attractively
Newness of style that ap
peals to every woman.
Something a bit different 1
in a collar, of Georgette,
Satin, Organdie, or Pique,
with cuff to match, Vestees
of Organdie and Georgette.
Lace and Satin Stocks with
Satin and Linen Collars
edged with real lace and
New Ideas Galore
If You Wander
Through the Store
in Silk Hosiery
Two qualities .that are the
best we have offered in a
long while. Both are pure
silk and very specially
Phoenix pure silk hose in black,
white and colors; lisle tops and
soles, $1.25 a pair.
Gordon silk hose. A splendid
quality for gift-purposes. A
drop stitch pattern, in black or
white, made with lisle tops and
soles, $1.35 a "pair. t
Silk hosiery for Christmas can be
best selected here.
Men's hand hemstitched hand
kerchiefs with cross-barred
and tape borders, or plain, as
you prefer. These are out of
the ordinary values, at $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.50 each.
Plain linen handkerchiefs,
from 19c up.
Hand embroidered initials, 35c
Boys' initialed handkerchiefs,
Boys' colored borders, 15c, 2
Khaki handkerchiefs, in silk or
cotton, 15c to 75c.
Stylish Hosiery (
Silk hose make an ideal gift
for men. Our qualities are the
best; plain colors or fancies,
at 60c to $3.00 the pair.
, Lisle, cotton or wool hose, full
fashioned or seamless, familiar
makes, Interwoven, Wayne
Knit, McCallum and Onyx.
' The Men's Shop-To
A reefer this year. He needs
one to keep out the wind and
incidentally it will keep his
collar from being soiled. Our
stock is unusually large, in
cluding knit or silk ones made
with fringed ends. Cheney re
versible tubular mufflers,
pure silk, accordion styles, all
colors. Ranging in price from
$1.50 to $7.50.
The Best of Shirts
Men's shirts, new silk ones,
broadcloths, heavy crepe de
chines, tub silks, silk mixtures.
$5 to $10.
Madras shirts, soft or stiff
cuffs, $1.25 to $5.
Several shirts won't be amiss '
' If sizes are not right we will
gladly exchange them.
th Left As You Enter
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We are thirty years old and still growing.
Robinson, Kansas, January 20, 1917.
Bankers Life Insurance Co.,
Lincoln, Nebraska. 1
GENTLEMEN: I wish to thank you for your generolis set
tlement which was made to me by your general agent, Carl Lutz
of Fairbury, Nebraska, on my policy No. 4373, taken in your good
Company twenty years ago and which I have carried for twenty
years and had good protection, and now you are paying me more
money than I have paid to youl I know that it has been a good
saving proposition. 1 .
Again thanking you and wishing the Bankers Life Insurance
Company continued success, I am, Very truly yours,
V. - HENRY W. FOUST.
ORDINARY LIFE TWENTY YEAR
Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE INSURANCE
of Lincoln, Nebraska
Name of insured Henry W. Fou.t
Reaidence. Robinion, Kan,..
Amount of policy $2,000.00
Total premiums paid company, $1,038.00
Toik,5JValI .I' Fwu,t- V ' - JUM-TS
And 20 Yoara Insurance for Nothing.
It's a band wagon proposition. We will write in Nebraska this year more than
six and a half million dollars of new business. Many goo 5 life insurance men have
joined our forces. Don't you want to before the first of . veart Write Home Of
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