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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. DfcX'h JlUhil -
German Ruler Stormed Up and
: Down Deck of Yacht Utter
ing Ferocious Words About
"Cousins" in England.
New York, Dec. 21. (Special Tele
gram.) The first person to whom Dr.
William Bayard Hale, American
journalist, gave an inkling of the sen
sational interview he obtained from
the German emperor in the summer of
1908, was Frederick W, Wile, then
Berlin correspondent of the London
"Daily Mail," and for many years rep
resentative of American newspapers
In the statement below Mr. Wile
confirms the extraordinary story told
of the kaiser's suppressed interview, in
which he predicted the world war, and
supplies additional details.
By FREDERICK W. WILE.
London, Pec. 21. (Special Cable to j
The Bee.)-Early in June. 1908. 1 re
ceived a call in the Berlin office of
the "Daily Mail" from Dr. William
Bayard Hale, who at the time was
literary editor of "The New York
Times. He had come to Uermany
as a special ..ofr-spondent. I had rep
resented the "Daily Mail" in Berlin
40 years and had been correspondent
of several American newspapers four
or five years before. i
Mr. Hale, on arriving in Berlin, !
tQund that tne emperor naa jusi icn
in the Hohenzollern on his annual
yachting cruise to the Norwegian
fiords. Jle .'ound, however, that he
could profitably employ his time in
Berlin by invoking the good offices oi
two Prussian dignitaries, whom he
had met at the dedication of the Car
negie Institute in Pittsburgh. General
von Lowenfetd, commander of a
Prussian guard corps, and Privy
Counsellor Count Ihnc, court archi
tect. After a few days delay, it was ar
ranged through Lowenfeld and Ihne
that Hale should proceed to Norway
for an interview with the emperor.
The interview was granted on the
evening of July 19.
Chat on Deck of Yacht.
Six days later Hale returned from
Norway and gave me the first inkling
of the sensational utterances of the
war lord. To the best of my recollec
tion, he summarized his story thus:
"The talk at dinner in the imperial
yacht was more or less perfunctory.
The kaiser explained to nie that we
should have a feal chat on deck after
dinner. So it was. I walked up and
down with him for the better part of
two hours. That is, we were walking
all the time except in thoai moments
when the emperor would top all of
a sudden to hammer in some point
by standing at the rail and pounding
it with his fist.
Scores "Perfidious Cousins."
"At times I could hardly believe
my own ears. The man now and then
would rave. When he talked about
England, he was simply ferocious. He
snapped out castigation after cassa
tion on his perfidious 'cousins,' gesti
culating wiidl) and deriving fresh
energy from his incessant outbursts
aod from the cigarettes lie smoked
continuously, lighting one from an
other. "I haven't the slightest doubt that,
if! I . daret publish what thd kaiser
told me, there would be war between
Germany and England tomorrow
."The newly formed Anglo-Japanese
alliance seemed to be p; rticularly
on the kaiser's nerves, lie said Eng
land had sold the white race by join
ing hands politically with the yellow
masters of the east.
To Sav White Race.
"He harped fiercely on the yellow
peril and assured me that it was up
to America and Germany between
them to shield tiie white civilization.
"The kaiser declared that Germany
would not be 'ound unready for a
clash with Britain and that the latter
would get ma.'v surprises.
"For one thing, he said, Germany
had very comprehensively organized
sedition in India and there would be
an uprising there which would wrest
that priceless jewel from Britannia's
(Contlnaed from I'mt One.)
work in connection with placing or
der for clothing. General Sharpe re
plied that all contracts and prices were
subject to the department's final ap
proval, and that the civilian board
only had assisted in preliminary ne
gotiations. Much clothing was furnished ahead
of time. General Sharpe said. It was
planned to supply 500.000 men by
July, and enough supplies for 86,000
additional actually were delivered, he
After plans were made to equip!
100.0(10 men a month, General Sharpe
said, the plans were changed and an
additional burden was imposed by the
decision to send men abroad, requir
ing more clothing.
"I impressed on the chief o- staff,"
he said, "that it wdS.ld take until De
cember 31 to gather enough equip
ment for a rrkllion r.ien,"
"We asked General Pershing if any
chances are needed and he wants to
buy 200,000 uniforms of our quality
over there. He has suggested only
that spiral puttees be substituted
for trench work only; he wants a
change in the hats and has length
ened the gloves. He says the under
wear and socks are all right. The
overcoat has been shortened slightly
to allow freer action, and slickers
have been substituted for ponchos."
"We haven't had enough supplies
because of the way troops have been
called," said General Sharpe, adding
that between 45 and 50 per cent of
American looms are engaged on army
work. He said the department had
felt it could erjuip only 1,078,000 men
by December 1.
CITY FILES NEW
STREET CAR CO.
'tontlnufd I'roin Pare On,)
company, the Metropolitan Cable
railway and the Benson and Halcyon
flights Street Railway company, the
Says Franchise Invalid.
The consolidated company, which
is that now in operation in Omaha,
acquired no valid franchise in this
process except that of the Horse Car
company as enlarged by the act of
1889, the petition alleges, as the fran
chises granted the other constituent
companies were invalid. These latter
franchises were granted by elections
under the statute providing that no
street railway can operate except by
grant at a general election. The
franchises so granted in this case are
said by the citys attorneys to be in
valid because the method of putting
the question before the voters pro
scribed by the statute was not com
The recent ruling by Judges Red
ick, Troup and Day barring the city
from tracing the Horse Car company
property into the present street car
company's assets was based upon the
position that the act providing for a
reversion to the city applied only to
horse railways and did not contem
plate electric railways. The amended
petition makes the point that the act
of 1889 enlarging the rights and pow
ers of the old Horse Car company
franchise provided that any power,
horse, cable or other kinds, might be
used by companies operating under
Would Dissolve Shoe Firm;
Charge Restraint of Trade
Washington, Dec. 21. Dissolution
of the United Shoe Machinery com
pany and its subsidiaries on the
ground that they are a combination
in restraint of trade and injunctions
against continuing the "tying leases"
under which machinery is rented to
shoe manufacturers are asked in a
brief filed today in the supreme
court by the government. The case
will be re-argued January 7.
Decisions in the motion picture
patents case as well as a number of
others handed down since the ma
chinery case was instituted are cited
by the government in an effort to
demonstrate the invalidity of the
Bankers Realty Gives War
Stamps for Xmas Presents
Christmas gifts to employes of the
Bankers Realty and Investment com
pany from the firm will be $5 war
savings certificates. To each certi
ficate will be attached a 25-cent sav
NOW AIM OF
Itontintifd From I'age Oiif.)
voted to wear Red Cross buttons for
their class pin, instead of spending
their money for the latter.
Of the $34 thrown on the Orpheum
stage Thursday night to purchase Red
Cross memberships for those who
could not afford them, $24 was turned
over to Miss Crawford, kindergarten
director at Castcta' school and $10
to Martha Powell at Long School '.n
Mrs. J. E. Davidson and Mrs. Frank
W. Judson are on a new committee
named to solicit doctors. Mrs. Claude
Orchard and Mrs. R. E. Schindel have
been placed in charge of South Side
booths, with Mrs. A. H. Cigelow, as
sisted by Mrs. W. B. Drake and Miss
Beatrice Montgomery, in charge of
the one at headquarters in the Keeline
Additional district chairmen named
are Mcsdames, F. A. Renstrom.
C. H. Marling, J. H. Kopietz, Jack
O'Connor, Tom O'Connor Frank
Fiala, J. M. McCarthy, Frank
D. "Field, Nora Riley, H. Wrenn, J.
Douglas Moffat, C. II. Huston, F. J.
Kutak. F. G. Odd!, J. J. Gafford, H.
Orr, Fo!hnlee, Frank Ames,
Wesley Miller, W. M. Jamieson.
James McUair, C. G. Taylor and
P. Q. McAndrews, Kathryn
Vena Kavanagh, Marie LcfT,
Two new Red Cross auxiliaries have
been named since the r'rive began.
One is the Trinity Methodist church,
headed by Mrs. W. Riesenberg, and
one of the railway trainmen women's
auxiliary, of which Mrs. Frank Fur
ncs is chairman.
The campaign committee reports
gratifying returns from other points
in Douglas county, including East
Omaha, Florence, Valley. Millard,
Irvington and Bennington. Read over
seers and precinct authorities are
meeting with good results.
Country districts are being can
vassed also by precinct assessors, the
school teachers and school children.
One teacher reported 100 per cent in
her school district. It is predicted
that it will be hard to find a farm
house anywhere in Douglas county
that will not be displaying its Rei
Cross service flag on Christmas eve.
Peace Terms of .
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lished articles inclined officials to the
opinion that the general purpose of
the convention was somewhat in line
with the existing British-Japanese
treaty touching far eastern interests,
and that it was designed to protect
China from exploitation by any third
power and was not especially directed
against America or Great Britain.
Peasants Defy Bolsheviki.
New York, Dec. 21. A cablegram
saying that the peasant congress in
Russia adopted a resolution protest
ing against the policy of the Bolshev
iki in arresting members of the con
stituent assembly was received here
today by the Jewish Daily Forward
from its Petrograd correspondent.
The message reads:'
"A very important sitting of the
peasant congress was held today. Pre
mier Lenine, in person, addressed the
congress, and in a lengthy speech k-
fended the attitude of the Bolsheviki
toward the constituen. assembly. He
justified the arrest of the members of
tne assembly and said that the labor
council ought to be considered the
"Notwithstanding Lenine's presence,
the congress passed i. resolution pro
testing against the policy of ihe Bol
sheviki w ith a vote of 360 to 321."
Roumanian Armistice Forced.
Paris. Dec. 21. V. Antonesco, the
Roumanian minister here, has issued
the following statement concerning
the situation on the Roumanian front:
"The armistice was simply a meas
ure or military order imposed on us
through the Roumanian front being
entirely enclosed within the Russian
front. It would be a mistake to make
a political deduction from it. Kou
mania intends to remain faithful to its
alliances and to work until the end
with the allies."
Remove Unfit Officers.
Washington, Dec. 21. Orders have
been given by Surgeon General Gor
gas of the army for the removal of all
incompetent medical officers.
Did you ever stop
to think of the piston rings!
in your cylinders? Prob
ably not; they are hidden away,
out of sight and hardly ever
That is, until you have engine
It's the piston rings that prob
ably cause of your engine
troubles. Eliminate these
troubles by putting in
Get more power. Save on your
;! gasoline and oil. Step carbon
ind spark plug troubles. Prolong
the life of the engine and the car.
American Hammered Piston Rings are
nade in sires for all cars. All good
.-iTRes and accessory dealers sell them.
; i f your dealer cannot supply you tee us.
WhoUuU and RtUll Distributor.
2024 Farnara Straat, Omaha.
Phone Dousta 3997.
for a Man's
There is one Christmas present that a man always appre
ciates and that is easy slippers.
All men hope to find a pair beside their beds on Christ
inas morning they might almost be called the Standard
We have a big, new line of Men's Slippers, all sizes,
many new shapes and styles, from SI. 50 to 83.00
Redeemable at any time for mer
chandise in any section of the
store. Issued for any amount. A
most convenient and pleasing way
of making a very practical gift.
Everything needed for sewing,
and all together in one place,
no searching for lost articles.
Leather and moire bags fitted
with thread, needles, scissors,
bobbins, crochet hooks and a
thimble, $2.00, $2.75 and $3.75.
Also leather sewing cases that
answer a similar purpose.
A more useful, sensible gift
would be difficult to imagine.
for Fine Gifts
Such usable collars of satin,
wool crepe, organdie, pique,
some plain, others edged with
laces; vests and vestees of net
and organdie are favorites for
winter. Brisk looking neckwear
sets of collar and cuffs. Too
many to be enumerated.
The whole holiday stqck is
bright and new; selections are
so varied as to permit each in
dividual preference to be grat
ified. Neckwear will probably
settle the gift problem for many
' Gift Articles
To All Women
Because they are stylish and
good-looking, warm and com-
. forable on winter days. De
pendable fura that are correctly
fashioned and finished are here
in wonderful selection at prices
consistent wth their quality.
Hudson SeaVMole, Foxes, Mink,
Kolinsky', .luskrat and other
In Muffs, Scarfs, Coatees, Coats.
That are distinctive in design
and fine of fabric. Delightful
creations for wear on every oc
casion from the more severely
tailored affairs to the elaborate
Many of them from the Orient;
beautiful with bright colors and
hand embroidery. So varied that
all tastes are easily gratified.
Are meeting with particular fa
vor because they so clearly ex
press the newest ideas of fash
Ion. Silks, both plain and fancy,
are to be had at very moderate
Th Apparel Section
The manyfold advantages of
silks are apparent in quality
of fabric, newness of pattern
and moderateness of prices.
It will be our pleasure to
demonstrate, at your earliest
convenience, the advisability
of selecting gift-silks from
FOR MEN A Silk Shirt pattern
is happy inspiration. It's such a
thoughtful gift and so appropriate,
because of the large selection of
patterns and colors displayed.
$1.25, $1.50, $2 a yard.
Muffler Silks, correct weitrhts and
fine qualities, bound to give good
service. Ivory, white and black,
$1.50 and $2 a yard.
A man's gift to the feminine por
tion , of his family. A blouse or
dress pattern of rich, lovely silk.
It's no misstatement to say that
more have been sold than in any
previous season. But this is a
Christmas of more than ordinary
Haskell's and Belding's Silks are
recommended because their wear
ing qualities are guaranteed to be
It's interesting to note that these
cost no mora than ordinary silks.
Fancies, blacks, colors, plain shades
$2 to $3.50 a yard.
THOMPSON.BELDEN - CO.
rPas' (Jhe fashion Center Jov ZUomat1
Yoo'll EeJy This Store SatMrfay
It presents itself in holiday attire and offers its manifold
gift collections with the happy knowledge that they afford
the choicest wares of many nations-the craft of skillful artis
ans, all assembled here for your convenience and expedient
Chosen thoughtfully with a fine sense of fitness
A Great Opportunity
To Save on
$1.49 a Pair
for qualities that have .sold
for a great deal more. The
savings are timely because
of the near approach of
Broken lines and odd pairs of
pure thread silk hose, in
black, white and a few colors
Saturday, $ 1 .49 a Pair
Savings You'll Appreciate
In the form of cards, cheery
folders, framed sentiments a!!
so beautifully illustrated in col
ors and so delightfully worded.
Calendars for 1918 are a very
thoughtful gift. Many distinc
tive ones here.
The Reasons for Choosing
Christmas Handkerchiefs Here
First, because you are assured of all linen handkerchiefs
of a better quality for the price than elsewhere in Omaha.
We have been so informed, repeatedly, by interested
patrons of the handkerchief section.
Then, too, assortments here are unbroken, patterns are
choice, not the common sorts. If initials are selected there
are ever so many different styles of hand embroidered
letters. Really, for gift handkerchiefs, one can go farther
and fare worse, but not better.
Plain linen styles begin in price
at a few cents and more as you
care to pay.
Initials, hand embroidered, at
15c to 60c many of the let
ters in colors.
Embroidered comers are very
attractive and in seemingly
From Madeira comes those
wonderful hand embroidered
styles so altogether lovely. Fine
lace handkerchiefs from France
Packed in Gift Boxes for Christmas
Something Different Gifts
Its determined often by
looking through the art
needlework section, where
distinctive articles abound.
It might be a pillow, a bas
ket, a scarf, well, really
there is no particular limit
in this department. Come in
Saturday for a visit, you'll
undoubtedly be helped out of
more than one difficulty.
GIFTS FOR GENTLEMEN
Correct, Carefully Selected Haberdashery
In Great Variety, Moderately Priced
Many exclusive fabrics, rich in
color and beautiful in pattern
and texture. Wide end silk four-in-hands.
silk knit ties and bats that look
well. These are the sort of ties
men buy for themselves. Trices
50c to $4.
Fine Silk Shirts
Beautiful patterns in crepe
de chine, broadcloth silk and
tub silks. All fast col
ors. We have received
in advance several num
bers ordered for spring.
Those who arrive early
have the best
s e 1 e ction
n a t u r al 1 y. s.
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Imported Irish Linen
Plain styles with all widths
of hem, hand hemstitched
ones, really exquisite;
cross barred and tape bor-
5 ders, French rolled hems,
new initials in colors or
white; a dozen different
styles of letters. White
jijy and- colored
rQSU. silk handker
chiefs for those
25c to $1.50.
For everyday service, for dress
wear, for driving, a suitabl
style for every purpose. Mochas
Canes, Kid, in gray, tan, whitt
and black; some with self, oth
ers with black stitchings. Prices
$1.50 to $3.50.
Many men wear them, not alone
for protection against the cold,
but also to keep their collars un
soiled. For both purposes w
have knit reefers, fine silk ac
cordions, $5 to $7.50. Fancy
weaves, $1.50 to $5, and rich
silks from $1.50 to $5.
A gift not everyone will think
' of and so more of a pleasant
surprise than something else
might be. Attractive patterns
are a feature of these pajamas.
They are beautifully finished
and individually boxed.
The Men's Shop A Step to the Left As You Enter.
8:30 A. M. TILL
9 P. M. SATURDAY
Household and decorative
linens, all of our own impor
tation. Qualities that can
not be duplicated. Prices pos
sible only because of early
These were imported from Ire
land and are decorated with ex
quisite hand embroidery. The
price, $6 a pair.
Of Irish linen, now so scarce
and almost impossible to obtain.
Due to early buying, we are of
fering excellent qualities at
prices that are in many cases
less than wholesale today. Guest
size hucks, 50c to 85c. Regu
lar size, 85c to $1.75.
Linen Section '
For Gift Giving
We are pleased beyond
measure, to have unpacked
a fresh importation of Tre
fousse French Kid Cloves.
The Happy Day Was Tuesday.
There are browns in the most
exciuisite shades, lovely grays
and pastel shades in great
So Opportune for Christmas
Shoppers on Saturday.
A Stylish Hand
Bag Not Amiss
Plain velvet bags, fitted with a
coin purse and mirror, are very,
good-looking. Prices range from
$2.50 to $13.50.
Beaded silk and velvet bags, de
signs of unusual beauty, $6 to
Bags of seal and crepe seal leath
er, silk lined; plain leather handles,
$1.50 to $18.
Back strap nurses of seal leather,
each one with a coin purse and
mirror, $1.73 to $15.
"Over Night" bags of seal, wal
rus and patent leather, fitted with
the necessary toilet articles, are of
the greatest convenience for the
visit to a friend or a short trip.
They are $10, $12 and $15.
The Choice of
She has probably been so
busy planning a Happy
Christmas for those away
from home that she has not
spent as much as usual on
her own wardrobe.
A Brassiere, a bit prettier
than her last one, perhaps a
creation of lace or dainty em
broidery, will be a pleasant
Prices from $1 to $5.
Attractively designed material cov
ers, pure white, sanitary wool in
these comforters. They are scroll
stitched with nine-inch borders
Cotton vests, fine ribbed gar
ments, several styles, pants to
Silk top union suits, pink and
Silk and wool union suits, low
neck, ankle length, $2.65.
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