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THE BEE: OMAHA, .'lhL'llSUAl, VECEMBEH. 2U, 117.
; WHICH FIGURED
IN LONDON RAID
One German Plane is Known tq
Have Been Destroyed; Two
of Crew Captured
London, Dec. 19. Ten persons were
cil!ed ami 70 injured in London during
ist night's air raid. Outside of Lon
don rive persons were injured.
' The following official communica
tion in regard to casualties was given
'-'it: , . ' ,
"Last night's . air raid casualties
were 10 killed and 70 injured in Lon-
.lon; only five injured outside Lon-
"Several fires occurred. The ma-
erial damage was not serious. There
.vas no damage to naval or military
London, Dec. 19. One of the Ger
nan airplanes which took part in last
night's raid over England was
brought down and another is believed
to liaye been destroyed, the war office
announces.- ?rou 16 to 20 raiders,
divided into six groups, endeavored
to reach London, but only five suc
ceeded in dropping bombs on the city,
'The raider known definitely to have
been destroyed was hit by the fire of
mti-aircratt guns and finally 'dropped
nto the sea off Kent. Two of the crew
)i three were captured alive by an
There is reason to believe another
raider dropped into the- English chan
nel, says the report.
A British pilot fired two drums of
ammunition into a raider at it was
dropping bombs on London from a
height of 13,000 feet.
After the main attacks of the raiders
ceased a single airplane flew over
London at about 9 o'clock.
All the British machines which went
up to engage the raiders have return
Omaha Boy Rescued
When U, S, Subsea
1 Sinks in Collision
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by "submarine F-3 in home waters
during a fog Monday afternoon.
The F-3 was undamaged and picked
up five survivors of its victim.
Secretary Daniels announced the
disaster late today in a brief state
ment, which gave- no further details.
Lieutenant A. E. Montgomery,
:ommanding officer of the F-l, was
among the five saved. His mother,
Mrs, Julia Montgomery Pratt, lives
at Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y.
THOSE WHO WERE SAVED.
J. M. Schmisiauter, machinist, Hills
Henry L. Brown, gunner's mate,
Joseph J. Burns, chief gunner's
mate, Macon, Ga. -
John 1. Stewart, ship's cook,
mother, Mrs. Celia B. Campbell, Hur.
on: S. D. '
LIST OF DEAD.
The list of those lost was announced
by the Navy department as follows:
John R. Belt; seaman, mother, Mrs.
J. E. Belt, Silsbe, Tex.
Frank M. Bernard, machinist mate,
sister, Amelia Quintal, Oakland, Cat,
William L. Cartwright, seaman,
mother, Amanda Cartwright, Fresno,
Harry L. Corson, chief electrician,
next of kin, Hazel M. Corson, Long
James Goonan, chief gunner's mate,
Simon Greenberg, electrician, first
Dudley Stough, chief gunner's mate,
wife, Mary Stough, Vallejo, Cal.
Charles F. Vincent, electrician,
father, Philip S. Vincent, Exter, Cal.
Thomas A. Walsh, machinist mate,
mother Mrs. Anna A. O'Brien, Hill
Clyde W,Wyatt, machinist mate,
mother, Mrs. Nellie Martin, Venice,
Edward E. Hall, machinist mate,
wife, West Seattle, Wash. 1
Ray E. Scott, electrician, wife, Val
Albert P. Smith, machinst mate, sis.
ter, Florence S. Stebbens, Merced,
Guy R. Stewart, chief .machinist
mate, 'father. Grant Stewart, Los
Lyman F. Lovely, machinist mate,
father. Lyman Lovely, Denver, Colo.
Ralph E. McLuer, electrician, De
Duncan A. McRae, electrician, sis
ter, Florence M. McRae, Blain, Wash.
John P. Messange, chief machinist's
Grover V.. Mt tMartilnicf'c in -if
San Francisco, Cal.
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cell. 0 I think I will contribute some
of the money to such a good cause,"
he said. '
!.!. t..l.J. 1ft 1J A!IJ
suffering from Infantile : paralysis,
sent the Christmas money she has
saved to headquarters to take out a
Red Cross membership
Pete Jolly, p'ain clothes man, and
Harry Ullmer, traffic officer, have
turned in more memberships than
any, other iwo workers in the city.
They brought in 349 memberships in
wo days and expect to better their
ecord today. '.The two officers are
anyassing pool halls, soft drink par
ori' and cigar stores where women
. auvdsjcn', ucsiiaut; 10 go. iney
ounded up 75 memberships in Greek
jool halls. ' This does not include 114
nemberships in the Greek c&lony
btainea by Miss vera Harvahs.
'-' Chinese Come In.
Chinese are also coming in on 100
ter'cent records. King Joy was the
irsf , Chinese restaurant to turn in
Charles Beaton reports 16 down
own drug stores with a 100 per
ent record. . A. J. Cooley has 13 out
f 20 merchandise brokerage offices
ith a 100 per cent record. All opti
cal ' companies but two report the
Vam returns! The Nebraska Tele-
-Hoae company .already reports 784
Gov. Cox and Fuel Administrator
Clash Over Ohio Fuel Authority
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LAcZ-Jjl "v It
flOVTRiTOR OAMBS M.COX.
"The Northwest has profited by
preference in shipment because the
hired man of the coal operators be
came a federal officer by act of Dr.
This charge was made by Governor
Cox, commenting on the statement
made in Washington by Dr. Garfield,
memberships. This represents 55 per
cent of their employes in Douglas
'PRICE FIXING ON
LIVE STOCK ASKED
Contlntwd From ruga One.)
ard discussed available state water
rights and opposed' leasing these
rights to private syndicates and cor
porations for a period of 50 years as
lias been proposed.
George Coupland, vice chairman of
the state council of defense, spoke of
the council and reviewed some of the
work already done, pointing out some
of the things it must still look out
Today is the last day of the sessions
of the Farmers' congress when reso
lutions will be taken up.
New York, Dec. 19. Arthur Tolleti,
the British naval expert, who has
sailed for Europe after spending' six
months in the United Slates, gave to
the Associated Press a statement in
which he said the campaign of the
allied navies against the submarine
has at last resulted in keeping t the
world's ship tonnage from showing a
monthly decrease, or soon will do so.
Mr, Pollen gives credit for this suc
cess to the change in the chief com
mand carried out by the British ad
miralty last spring and the participa
tion of the American navy.
Mr. Pollen pointed out that six '
months .ago the German submarines
were causing a net attrition in the
world's tonnage at the rate of nearly
25 per cent annually. While the pres
ent rate of attrition is difficult to esti
mate, it appeared that last month
Great Britain launched as much ton
nage as it lost; the first ship laid
down by the United States since the
war has been launched, tr.d within
the next 12 months, a substantial
portion of the 6,000,000 tons provided i
for in this country will undubtedly be
Referri: g to the recent North Sea
raid by German forces, Mr. Pollen
"The only remarkable thing about
such incidents is not their occasional
occurrence, but their rarity. Were the
British or the American navy in the
position of the German navy, I fancy
they would be far more frequent"
Will Relieve Conditions
Among Alsatian Girls
Berne, Switzerland, Dec. 19.r-Young
Alsatian girls, even under the age
f 17, are forcibly conscripted into
military work on the west front, ac
cording to frank admissions in the
AIsaoe-Lorraine Diet, published by
the Strassburg Post. Following
complaints, however, that this means
of keeping the German army machine
tuned up is religiously and morally
dangerous for the women, those under
17 are in future to be accepted only
if they "volunteer."
This revelation was made recently
when a deputy filed an interpellation
on the information that girls were
drawn in to - perform "necessary
work." He was officially answered
that, though it was true, "only" 8
per cent of those from Alsace-Lorraine
employed on the west front
were girls under 17 and that fully
half of these were "volunteers."
uhe government also answered
that all necessary precautions were
taken to insure the religious and
moral welfare of the girls. However,
according to the Post, in deference
to the expressed wishes. of the popu
lation, the impressing of girls will
soon stop and volunteers under 17
will be accepted only in case they can
live at home, and secure the permis
sion of parents or guardian.
Red Cross Civilian Relief
Finds Much Work fo Do
Mrs. C. M. Wilhelm, chairman of
the Red Cross department of civilian
relief, states that the work of this or
ganization has increased enormously
since the advent of cold weather. The
committee in charge is assisting the
families of men in war service finan
cially, and otherwise.
Volunteers who are taking lectures
for training are visiting numerous
refund money if it fails. 25c
Ml KARRY GAT FIELD
fuel administrator, in regard to coal
confiscation orders issued by the gov
ernor. The latter declared his action
was in accordance with Dr. Garfield's
instructions, and that such steps were
taken because F. C. Baird, whom Gov
ernor Cox referred to as the "hired
man," failed to observe the Wash
soldiers' families and are doing ex
"The training course closes this
month," said Mrs. Wilhelm, "but it
will be followed by another beginning
in January. Applications will be re
ceived in person at committee head
quarters, ground floor, court house, or
by telephoning Tyler 2721."
Mrs. Wilhelm added that the civil
ian relief committee has application
blanks to be filled out by wives of
enlisted men in order that they may
obtain the government allowance.
These may likewise be procured by
calling at committee headquarters.
Newfoundland Gets New
Name for Its Part in War
Boston, Mass., Dec. 19. As a re
ward for the gallantry of its overseas
forces Newfoundland, the oldest Brit
ish overseas possession, has been
designated officially as the Fominion
of Newfoundland, according to word
received from St. Johns today.
Case Against E. W. Leathers
Hinges on Date in Family Bible
A much-worn 'Bible was the evi
dence submitted to United States
Commissioner Neely by Edward W.
Leathers in an effort to prove he is
above the draft age and therefore
committed no offense in failing to
register June 5.
On a blank page in the Bible the
names ana birth dates of the Leath
ers family are written with a pencil.
That of Edward W. Leathers appears
"born November 6, 1885." This would
have made Leathers more than 30
years old on registration day.
3 Second Shoe Sale
Closing Out Entire Stock
Of Men's and Women's Shoes
In Sizes That Cannot Be Duplicated
People know -a good
thing when they see it -this
fact was demon
strated by the, crowds
that have attended our
big "Clean Up Sale." If
you have not taken ad
vantage of this sale to
purchase shoes for the
entire family, xome now
and make your selec
tion. We are not only
taking off the profit, but
are selling shoes away
below cost. You can
save money and buy
shoes made of real
leather at the same time.
We have added another hundred pairs to the $1
table. Think of it buying solid leather shoes
You. can't even get your, shoes half soled for
Prices range in four lots for a Quick Clearance
$1, $1.95, $2.45, $3.95
Vou can't buy cheap shoes for these prices.
Don't wait if you do your neighbor will beat
you to it
Douglas Shoe Store
Open Evening Until 9 P. M.
117 North 16th Street Opposite Postoffice
I SALE NOW ON I
AFTER WAR BEGAN
TO ORDER RIFLES
Arms Manufacturers Before
Senate Investigating Com
mittee Tell of Delays in
Washington, Dec. 19. Several
month's delay in supplying rifles, pri
vate ordnance manufacturers told the
I senate military committee today, re
sulted from the War department's
decision to modify the Enfield type.
Factory machinery changes, the
committee was told, reduced the out
put of Enfields for England, and pro
duction will not return to maximum
until next May.
A contract with the War depart
ment to produce modified Enfields
was not completed until last July.
President Henry S. Kimball of the
Remington company testified. It
was October, he said, before ma
chinery changes could be completed
to begin output.
Delay in congressional appropria
tions, Kimball also stated, further
hampered the output. His firm hesi
tated to take a contract in the ab
sence of definite appropriations.
The new modified rifle and also the
American ammunition, Vice President
Tyler of the same concern testified,
are regarded superior to British
types. After war was declared in
April, he stated, the War department
immediately began negotiations with
them to devote their factories, en
gaged on a British contract for 400,r
000 Enfields, to make the modified
Reasons for Delay.
"The committee cannot understand
why, with war imminent in March, no
contract was made until July," said
Mr. Kimball disclaimed any impli
cation that appropriations delayed
production, and said negotiations by
the War department were promptly
If the department had not decided
to modify the British Enfield type, he
said, his firm could have turned out
the British type virtually without any
delay, but both he and Mr. Tyler said
the new American rifle is superior,
largely due to its ability to use much
better American cartridges.
Both manufacturers declared it a
"very wise move" to adopt the new
But here entered the element of
doubt. The "5" appears blurred. It
suggested to the commissioner the
possibility that another figure ap
peared there originally and that it
was erased and the "5" substituted.
Besides, the "5" which is now there
is not formed like other "5s" on the
same page. It looks as though it
might have been written by another
The commissioner bound Leathers
over to the federal grand jury. He
lives in Mitchell, Neb.
in Twenty Fears
U. S. ARMY SHOE,
Regular $6.50 and $7.00 Value
Also many other stand
ard brarfds, all styles, all
leathers at $4.95
type, notwithstanding the delay in
"It would have been too bad and a
great mistake to have retained the old
rifle, compelling continued use of
much inferior ammunition," said Mr.
Can't Use Same Ammunition.
Senator Wadsworth asked if it
would not have been better to insure
that American, British and French
ammunition should be interchange
able. "If your policy of preparedness had
been started early enough it would
have been possible," Mr. Kimball an
swered, adding that rifle machinery in
the Remington plants was bought
from England by the War department.
"The change in the rifle was abso
lutely justified by the facility to use
the much superior American ammu
nition," he said.
Turning to machine guns, the manu
facturers said they were making the
new Browning gun, "the. finest ever
Ycdm'II Still Findl Cempkt AssrtMmt IHteir
To purchase them as gifts
or to send them by means of
a glove certificate either
way is satisfactory.
For the best dress gloves
good taste dictates Tre
fousse French kid, in white,
black or colors, with backs
Also fine washable leather
gloves and heavy silks that
are suitable for winter wear.
South AU1 Main Floor
An immense assortment of
all linen kinds plain, ini
tialed, embroidered cor
ners. Madeira hand work
or lace handkerchiefs from
France. From a few cents to
several dollars just as you
prefer and they will be
appropriately boxed for
It's a real pleasure to choose
here from a whole stock of new,
fresh designs that are all good
and fashionable. Those who
looked the furthest are the most
enthusiastic when making a se
lection at this store, 50c up
wards for the very latest styles.
A fine selection of embroidered
clocks, Paris clocks, lace hose,
lace boots and embroidered
fronts. Those who wish to give
a distinctive present will find
these novelties very good indeed.
Pure thread silk hose with double
soles. A fine quality in black
and white, $2.50 a pair.
Hosiery of very good quality,
style and price is ready now for
your selection. .
Are Safe Gifts
Two lines sold here exclusively
are Haskell's and Belding's, both
silks of exceptional excellence
because they are guaranteed to
wear. Your choice of plain and
novelty effects,, $1.75 to $3.00 a
Silks for mufflers Ivory, gray
and black (22 inch), $1.50 and
;'!lnlnl!:tH("tilt':t!!lii.!tI'i'ttiil'iiiiiii:!tiit:f !'li:t"t'H 'i'l'!i:if'ii"gi!il:'t''li'i:ti;'i:,:,liilNt ' ;
j A Hartmann Wardrobe Trunk J
I Means a Supreme Christmas Gift !
These trunks embody
I the best features of
trunk construction, in-
eluding lift top ; heavily
padded inside. This ar-
rangement makes every
garment accessible and
1 prevents them from fall-
1 ing off the hangers.
Shoe box conveniently
1 placed in front. Large
hat box and plenty of
1 space for linen and un-
I' l;T:rl!'i::.-;'l;'l'ii: r.rr i, .i;:I::;:I.:I::;iii:i,I:!:!!miiijiiimii;::i: IviiilitiTirTilirlt'ivr'rt'-li'li.llW l:.!
SPEED DP CARE OF
Baker Reports All Are Clad in
Wool; Observation Posts for
Medical Inspection Under
(By Asftoelattd Prow.)
Washington, Dec. 19. Woolen uni
forms for all troops have been pro
vided and are. either at the camps
and cantonments or en route there,
Secretary Baker said today, explain
ing steps the War department has
taken to meet the unsatisfactory
health conditions at the training posts
pictured in reports of the surgeon
general made public yesterday.
The secretary announced that all
THOMPSON,BELDEN - CQ
2k Cfashion Center for WomenP
The Men's Shop
Is prepared with gift things of a sensible char
acter. Much careful thought has been expended
in, their selection. You'll find that gifts from
here are greatly appreciated.
New Shirts "
French cuffs or stiff cuffs, plain
or pleated bosoms. Materials are
silk, fibres, flannels, roadras,
cheviots and percales. Patterns
beautiful, colors that stand fre
quent tubbings without injury.
Manhattans, Eagle, Earl & Wil
son or Arrow.
Men folks never have too many
ties. Our stock is full of beauties.
Come in, we will help you select
those he will really like to wear.
We are sure we can please you.
50c to $4.00.
New cordovan and mahogany
shades so popular this season
with men, cross stripes or fancy
clocked hose. Silks from 55c to
$3.00 the pair.
Lisles, cotton and wool complete
the assortment. We carry Inter
woven, McCallum, Onyx and
Wayne knit. '
Slipper Gifts for
the Whole Family
Christmas morning will see so
many pleasant faces when the
slipper gifts are opened.
A complete selection of felt and
kid slippers are offered.
Men's kid slippers in black and
tan, $2.25 to $3.
Men's felt slippers, $1.75 to
Women's felt and kid slippers in
all colors, $1.50 to $3.75.
Children's slippers, $1.15 to
New Aprons '
Two styles of bib aprons. Attrac
tive materials and good sensible,
fashions, 69c and 79c.
Store Open Till
9 P. M.
Evenings to Christmas
. STEINLE !
Baf rS Builders f
except one of the recommendations
of the medical department had been
complied with immediately and
pointed out that the reports upon
which action Vs taken were receivf 4
for the most part two weeks or mot
a8- . ,
General Oorgas' one proposal that
remains to be acted upon, Mr. Baker
said, is that regarding the establish
ment of observation cahips in which
shall be gathered all new drafts oi
recruits for a period of two week;
before the men pass into their com
pany organizations at the training
camps. The surgeon general believes
that during this two week segrega
tion period and with the recruits un
der close medical observation, it
would be possible to prevent the
communication of epidemic disease?
to the troops in training.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Want Columns now. You
will find hundreds o positions listed
Pure Irish Linen
Imported for us. Our hand
embroidered and h a n d
this year are the best look
ing we have had for some
Delightfully practical gifts.
Knit sacques, 85c to $2.50.
Bootees and moccasins to match
25c to 75c.
Silk or silk and wool bootees
75c to $1.75.
White wool and silk and wool
mittens. 25c to 75c.
Soft sole shoes in white, tan,
black, pink or" blue kid tops;
also patent vamps 85c and $1.
Wash shoes in white and colors
(hand embroidered) ; also white
wash kid $1.35.
Lace Scarfs $2.50
These are excellent imitations of
real filet and cluny lace, but as
they are not made by hand the
cost is materially less. For the
18x54-in. size the cost is $2.50.
Shown in the newtst styles and
practically every good color.
They are favored this season for
gift purposes $3.95, $5, $6.50.
To make an old muff new, or a
new muff at small cost, such is
their mission. A new muff form
costs $1.50 to $3.
Many men will receive a bright,
sensible gift. A silk shirt pattern.
The range of patterns and col
ors is extensive. Prices $1.25,
$1.50, $2 a yard.
will soothe that
1 itching skin
The first applicationof Resinol usually
takes the itch and burn right out of ec
zema and similar skin-aSectiont. This
gentle, healing ointment seems to get
right at the root of the trouble, restoring
the tkin to health in a surprisingly short
time. Kesincl is sold by all druggists.
Vou can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
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