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Former Miss Clara Heimrod
- Gives Impression of Condi-
tions in Switzerland,
Wher;e She Lives. :
These extracts from a personal let
ter dated December 5 from former
Miss Clara Heimrod of Omaha, now
married and living at Berne, Switzer
land, give a vivid impression of war
conditions in Europe.
The letter was written to friends in
this city and managed to get by the
censor without mutilation. The press
ing need for foodstuffs from the
United States is pitiful and there is
a veiled prayer for peace. The letter
"But how would you like to ait
over here and be cut down on all
your rations, have no coal to keep
your house warm and stare the fact
in the face that the country's wheat
supply will be exhausted in tour more
months? Exciting and uplifting, is it
not? ' v- - . , : " 7t.
Use Fireless Cookers. ;
"We .are allowed, Oht such a wee
quantity of gas to cook with; our din
ners and suppers are cooked as much
as possible in the 'fireless cooker
Then we receive for our family one
pound of butter a .month! Fonder
that one pound a month I One can
bake and cook and eat a lot with
that generous amount it is just.suf-
ncteni lor a lew shcci ei orcaa ana
butter for the children. v v v
"Then we get less than half a pound
of bread daily for each person. ; This,
however, is sufficient then three
fourths of a pound of flour a month.
One and one-fifth pounds of sugar
(too little), three-fourths of a pound
of rice (enough), one-half of a pound
of spaghetti or macaroni and , one
pound of eornnteal in a month.
"Now( I am not fond of cornmeai.
(are you?) but I do like spaghetti, but
I am . not allowed to buy more
spaghetti and then no cornmeai. And
of course the prices and the quality of
the 'stuff' we won't mention.
Crying Need It Wheat J
'' "I think you might tell your influ
ential brother, Vic, to do Switzerland
a humanitarian turn by moving the
home government to tell it some
wheat so that we do not need to go
breadlesa till the next small crop is
gathered here. Switzerland sent a
delegation to Washington to explain
the seriousness -of our present situa
tion and to apply for help but I am
afraid the delegation was 'punk,' for
they, did not accomplish much. And
I am, positive the home people would
have listened and done something if
it had been properly put to them.
"Th last few days have been very
exciting with the news of the cessa
tion of activities on the Russian front.
I wonder how it will end 1 Will
they actually sign a separate peace
, treaty, or will they (the present gov
ernment) beAverthrown beforehand?
And -if- they do accomplish it, will it
lead to absolute peace, or will the fire
burn on and what will be the condi
tions of peace? You know, if we get
out of. it. all right, it will have been
an interesting but gruesome time to
Eefuse to Accept I
Terms Olfered by
4 Central Powers
(Centum Turn rag Om.)
apparently, by the Germans. A re
' port from Amsterdam on December
31 said that Dr. von Kuehlmann, the
German foreign secretary, would ap
pear before the foreign committee of
he German Bundesrath m Wednes-
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Red Old Fashioned
2Cs per gallon
Worth $1 by comparison. .
r For sale at all our stations
after January 2d."
Filling Stations: .
38th and Farnam ,
29th and Leavenworth
12th and Harney.
FOU. S. SENATE
CHARLES H. SLOAN.
day to explain the status of the Rus
sian negotiations. j
M, Radek, on behalf of the Russian
delegation, according' to the Russian
official news bureau, made the follow
ing statement at a meeting with the
Austro-German delegates to discuss
the condition of prisoners:
"At the moment our conference as
sembles with the object of alleviating
the miseries of war, I have to an
nounce that to those victims who fell
in the battle for peace, now have been
added still more sufferers.
1 In, Jail for Peace Views.
"Many German friends of peace, so
cial democrats and independents, ac
cording to she information received,
have been put into prison in conse
quence of their fight for peace. , It is
impossible at present to verify this
report, but if it should be : well
founded, the possibility of making a
successful start with our humaritarian
work will be made infinitely more
difficult We hope that the Austro
German delegation, now in the heart
of revolutionary Petrograd, will at
least have an opportunity of under
standing the spirit which broke the
chain of Russian citizens and which
regards prisoners of war as free men.
''We hope that the members of the
Austro-German delegation will make
that situation known to their respec
tive governments so that suitable
measures may be taken which will
enable the representatives of this rev
olutionary spirit to apply themselves
with complete confidence to the com
At the same time I feel compelled
on behalf of the Polish and Lettish
delegations to draw the attention of
the Austro-German representatives
to the fact that many Russian citi
zens, for instance, Dr. Marklovsky,
the Polish social democrat, and M.
Davescevsky, leader of the Lettish
social democrats, have been deprived
of their liberty by the German gov
ernment for conducting peace propa
ganda." Demand Release.
The Petrograd correspondent of
the Daily News, referring to M. Ra
dek's speech, says that the Russians
demanded that all -socialists impris
oned in Germany be released immedi
ately. Count von Mir bach, head of
the German political delegation in
Petrograd, replied that was a political
question and that th delegation was
only empowered to deal with tech
nical matters. The correspondent re
ports that the Russians insisted, how
ever, and that . Count von Mirbach
agreed to transmit the demand to the
German government. The delega
tion adds the correspondent, will
probably be' embarrassed, by the
further demand that large numbers
of civilians who had been taken to
Germany and forced to labor be re
leased. you got four years
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Hundreds of Four-Inch Shells
for United States Army j
Destroyed by Mysteri-
ous Blaze. . j
Harrisburg, Pa., June 2. Fire' of
mysterious origin, starting in the
paint shop, damaged the plant of the
Harrisburg 'Pipe and I'ipe Bending
company early today to ihe extent
of several hundred thousand dollars.
The plant is engaged largely in the
manufacture of four-inch shells for
the United States government and
hundreds of those in the last stages
of completion were destroyed. Two
j colored workmen were badly burned
but will recover., ,
The fire started in the paint shop
and, according to workmen, was pre
ceded by an explosion, but officials
of the plant say .the investigation
now being conducted has not reveal
ed that it was due to incendiaries.
The brick and frame building con
taining the paint shop and the finish
ing departments for high pressure
gas bottles and four-inch shells were
the only ones burned.
i The biggest loss is to the ma
chinery and. already orders to replace
it have been given. The company is
advertising for carpenters .and others
in the building trade and 'expect the
plant to be in operation again in a
few weeks. The sections of the plant
where the finer work is done were
not damaged. .
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan.' 2. A ter-,
rific explosion shook this city early
today. The sky was lighted for sev
eral seconds and was followed by loud
reports, hich shook buildings.
Although the police and newspaper
men telephoned to all parts of the city
to determine the source of the explo
sion, it had not been determined three
hours after it occurred, what had
blown up. The authorities were mys
Garbage Plant Burns.
New York. Jan. 2. Fire which, fol
lowed a violent explosion today! de
stroyed the $2,500,000 plant of a
private corporation on Staten Island,
which' has a contract for the reduc
tion of all garbage from the city of
BIG SCHEME FOR
(Centlnued From Fete Ods.)
duties upon imports shall not be lev
ied. For the interchange of goods
an organization shall be effected by
mixed commissions, to be formed as
soon as possible. , t
Article VI: Instead of the commer
cial treaty of navigation of 1894-1904,
which is abrogated, a new treaty will
accord new conditions. f
Article VII: The parties will grant
one another during at least 20 years
the rights of the most favored na
tions in question of commerce and
Article VIII: Russia agrees that
the administration of the mouth of
the Danube be entrusted to a Euro
pean Danube commission with , a
membership from the countries bor
dering upon the Danube and the
Black Sea. Above Braila the admin-
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25cat all druggists.
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OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918.
istration is to be in the hands of the
countries bordering the river.
Article IX: Military laws limiting
the private rights of Germans in Rus
sia and of Russians in Germany are
Article X: The contracting parties
are not to demand payment of war
expenditures, nor for damages suf
fered during the war, this provision
Article XI: Each party is to pay
for damage done within its own lim
its during the war by acts against
international law with regard to the
subjects of other parties, in particular
their diplomatic and consular repre
sentatives as affecting their life, health
or property. The amount is to be
fixed by mixed commissions with neu
Release Civilian Prisoners.
Article XII; Prisoners of war who
are invalids arc to be immediately
repatriated. The exchange of other
prisoners is to be made as soon as
possible, the times to be fixed by a
Article XIII: Civilian subjects in
terned or exiled are immediately to
be released and sent home without
cost to them.
Article XIV: Russian subjects of
German descent, particularly German
colonists, may within 10 years emi
grate to Germany with the right to
liquidate or transfer their property.
Article XV: Merchantmen of any
of the contracting parties which were
in ports of any other party at the
beginning of the war, and also vessels
taken as prizes which have not yet
been adjudged, are to be returned, or
if that be impossible, to be paid for.
Article XVI: Diplomatic and con
sular relations are to be resumed as
soon as possible.
Schmidt Ordered Interned
For Duration of the War
Adolph Schmidt was ordered turned
over to the military authorities at Fort
Crook as an alien enemy. He will be
taken to Fort Douglas, Utah, for in-
lernmenr. tic is an ex-convici.
...The Veiry Best
Is Very Scarce
. Tranportatlon . is slow
Prices are advancing daily.
All of which should be
taken into consideration
when reading about the
Thompson-Belden ' January
Only regular stocks are
offered. No "sale" goods,
odd lots or inferior styles
and qualities are set forth
under the guise of January
In these respects this sale
is so out of the ordinary as
to be worth noticing.
You'll not be disappoint
ed by a visit Thursday.
Today's Wholesale Linen Prices
Most of you' know the condi
tion! nrevailinz in the linen in
dustry at present. There is no
relief in sight If we had not
been f oresighted enough to pur
chase these linens months and
even years ago
THERE COULD BE NO
LINEN SALE NOW
Those who purchase linens dur
ing this sale are acting wisely, .
$ 4 Cloths, sell for $ 2.98
$ 4.80 Cloths, sell for $ 3.78
$6 Cloths, sell for $ 4.89
$ 7.78 Cloths, sell for $ 6
111 Cloths, sell for t 8.89
$13.60 Cloths, sell for $10.89
$20 Cloths, sell for $18
$ 6 Napkins, $ 4.89 a dozen
$ 7 Napkins, $ 8 a doien
$ 8.78 Napkins, $ 6.89 a dozen
$10 Napkins, $ 7.SO a, dozen
$13.80 Napkins, $10.89 a dozen
$17.80 Napkins, $13.89 a dozen
$28 Napkins, $20 a dozen
in the Men's Shop
Men's Flr.t Quality Fiber "Silk"
v Ho, a heavy weight for pres
ent wear; all colors, in sizes 9
to 11. Our regular 35c quality,
Thursday only, 29e a pair.
$1 Outing Flannel Night Shirts,
Thursday, 79c. , .
fevery Muffler reduced; beauti
ful knitted styles and silks with
fringe ends, any color you wish,
all at much less than regular
prices. , '
Eagle and Arrow Shirts, in the
best of patterns and colors. An
offering worth looking into.
$2.50 Shirts, $2
$2 Shirts, $1.68
$1.50 Shirts, $1.35
The Men'a Shop
$1.25 Quality, 98c
Full bleached, size 72x90, en
tirely without dressing; war
ranted to give long wear. Re
duced from $1.25 to 98c
ON GRILL FOR
Both Men and Women Caught
in Government Dragnet and
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 2. Twenty-five
suspects were on the grill today in
the investigation of the mysterious
series of fires which yesterday did
$2,000,000 damage in' Norfolk and
lesser damage in Newport News and
A mass'of ice-covered ruins, which
today was surrounded by soldiers,
marine and home guards, and the city
gave the appearance of being under
While the local authorities today
seemed to be less of the opinion that
the fires were a part of a plot to de
stroy the city, or to distract attention
from the government's war plants on
the water front, while enemies might
work destruction there, the Depart
ment of Justice was active today and
about 20 suspects were turned over
to government agents by the police
court without hearing.
Suspect Had Map of City.
Two women are among those de
tained and among the men is W. J. A.
Brosvoordt, who is charged with hav
ing made disloyal remarks while the
Monticello hotel was burning. His
room at another hotel was searched
and there were found German papers,
maps of Norfolk, a book of German
memoirs, with a picture of the kaiser
on the fly leaf. The authorities took
ALE$ Assmm (Great MportahoB
NewGoods AT PRICES WAY BELOW NORMAL;.;
Tf avomr wnmon vuhrt rpflfia
now could see these fashions as we have
seen them, we would not have a gar
ment left by Thursday night.
To know, their excellence
the fine texture of the materials would
surely make you an early comer, cer
tain of first choice.
New Coat Prices ;
$25 Garments, $18.75. . '
$35 and $39.50, now $22.50.
$45 to $65, now $27.80.
$69.50 to $85, now $46.50,
$89.50 to $100, now $55.
Now less than the cost of
the materials alone.
Than the Prices Asked In Our January Sale
John S. Brown's Nap
kins, $12 quality at $8.75
a dozen. v
As our quantity Is limited, we
must make the allowance to each
patron, only one down.
Very Special Prices
on Odd Napkins
Heavy Irish Damask, all pure lin
en Napkins, $4 quality, for $3.78
Heavy Irish Damask, all pure lin
en Napkins, $6.78 quality, for
$8 a dozen. ' ,
Heavy Irish Damask, all pure lin
en Napkins, $6.89 quality, for
$8.38 a dozen.
Wash Cloths Less
Turknit and lace knit wash
cloths, 2c each.
8H Turkish Wash Cloths 5c
12 Ho Turkish Wash Cloths, 10c
15e Turkish Wash Cloths, 12He
House Apparel Sale
AM0SKEAG GINGHAM HOUSE
DRESSES Attractive stripes
and plain shades, an H Q
unusually good value t
FOR RED CROSS WORK Long
sleeve nurses' aprons J1 ACk
specially priced at
with monogramed sleeve and cap,
sleeves detachable, (1 AC
. . PAeM
Wool Nap Blankets
A complete range of plaids
ia colors. A warm, service
able ' blanket of excellent
appearance, 66x80 flJC
size, per pair
Bleached Pillow Cases '
Made of good muslin, in 42
and 45-inch sizes. A special
bargain at 25c each.
possession af all. Nothing has been
given out of what has been learned
from the men and women under de
tention, except that valuable informa
tion concerning Germans here has
been obtained from them.
Two more injured firemen were
added to last night's list of casualties.
They were caught by falling walls.
Heavy snow was falling today and
strangers coming into the city were
being cared for by private homes and
UNCLE SAM MARKS
THE ROOSTER FOR
VICTIM OF THE AX
(Continaed From fac
high priced fcrain it is only the care
ful managers who can raise poultry
profitably, but it can be done, and we
have arranged to tell how the people of
Omaha through a series of lectures.
To Educate Poultry Raisers.
"Many of the smaller poultry rais
ers sold out this fall because of the
high price of grain, when they should
have merely reduced the sire of thetr
flocks to a number mat couia nave
been supported profitably by waste
products, plus a small amount of
grain and prepared feeds," says the
expert. "In other words, the govern
ment believes it is better to raise
some poultry than none at all."
At the request ofMr. Peters, S.
W. Munson, president of the Omaha
Poultry Breeders' association, ap
pointed a committee of local leaders
m poultry extension work. They are
L. P. Reger, O. C. Ufford,' A. D.
Reigel, Harry Knudsen and S. E.
Any local poultry fancier, or pros
pective poultry raiser, may consult
with Mr. Reger, chairman of the com
mittee, or any of the members, and
receive all necessary information and
The College of Agriculture of the
SURPASSING VALUES ;
We can't begin to tell you how many
charming coats and suits and dresses;
are offered,' but we can say truthfully
that our entire stock is reduced in price
Thompson-Belden Apparel v
For Less Than Usual Prices Is
of style and
Tailored Suits at
New Low Prices
$25 Suits, are
$35 Suits, are
$45 Suits, are
$55 Suits, are
$75 Suits, are
Will be greatly reduced.
Huck Towels at
Very Low Prices
, 20c Huck Towels,' 18c .
23c Huck Towels, I9c
40c , Huck Towels, 29c
80c Huck Towels, 39c
68c Huck Towels, . 50c
$1 Huck Towels, 78c
$1.25 Huck Towels," $1.
$1.60 Huck Towels,' $1.28
$i.7S Huck Towels, $1.80
H. S. Damask
The 3 6x3 6-inch , size . reduced
from $4.78 to $3.38. .
The 4 5x4 5-inch size reduced
from $6 to $4.50. ' v"
Thev 54x54-inch size reduced
from $7.50 to $5.89.
Another Day of Selling
G rade Silks and Woolens
At Important Savings
If you were unable to attend yesterday, here is another opportunity
to save money on the finest of the season's fashionable fabrics: -
Haskell's Black Silks ,
For Less Money We have had
the exclusive agency for these
silks for more than thirty
years. We KNOW that they
- are as good as any on the mar
ket, better -than most, in fact
The best weaves and most de
sirable colorings go on sale
Thursday at GREATLY RE
Fancy Silks On Sale
A blouse or dress pattern at
these very low prices will be
a wise purchase.
LOT ONE Taffetaa, Satins,
Etc, quality selling up to
. , $2.25. . Thursday, $1.49 yd.
LOT TWO Taffetas, Fou
lards, Satins, Etc. The best
quality, sold up to $3.50 a
yard. Priced for quick sell
ing at $1.89 a yard.
University of Nebraska is co-operat
ing in the campaign and will appoint
a county agent for Douglas in the
near future. .Superintendent John
Beveridge of the city schools has ar
ranged to have announcement made ,
in alt schools of each poultry lecture.
The members of the Omaha Pou try
Breeders' association have been asked
to induce their neighbors to raise
poultry. A plan is being worked out
whereby the Boy Scouts may assist
if they desire.
Lecturea in Poultry Raising.
The poultry lectures which will be
given unaer the auspices of the Om
aha poultry extension committee will
be held in the assembly room of the
Young Men's Christian association.
The first lecture will be given Tues
day evening, January 8. Thereafter
they will be given Monday evenings
as long as the interest warrants. The
following program has already been
prepared. The speakers are said to
te practical poultry raisers. ;The .
January 8 "Why the Government
Wants to Increase Its Poultry Pro
duction," A. G. Peters. '
January 14 "Varieties of Poultry'
and How to Select Them," L.' P.
January 21 "Housing and Eco
nomical Construction" S. E. Mun
son. -r V -" V- .
January 28 "Economic Feeding,"
O. C. Utford.
February 4 "Hatching, Brooding
and Care of Young Chicks," A. P.
Reigel. , .
February 11 "Poultry Management
for Success and Profit," Harry Knud
Round Table Club Meeting Mem
ber of the Round Table club will hold
Its annual .banquet and cross-table'
talk Thursday noon at the Henshaw,
hotel. v , .
You. can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Want Ad. ' ...
Buy the Best
New furs Now
' -"At Savings ;-.
Our entire selections are includ
ed; you may rest assured of
their dependability,1 style,- and,'
fair prices. But now our .regu-
lar low prices have - been e cut
wenty-five per cent.- -'
COATS, CAPES, SHAWLS,
, MUFFS, SCARFS
Real Fur Bargain.
at These Savings
28c Turkish Towels, I9c .
38c Turkish Towels, 25c
40c Turkish Towels, 29c
50c Turkish Towels, 39c
75c Turkish Towels, 89c
88c Turkish Towels, 69c '
, $1 Turkish Towels, 78c '
Linen Glass Toweling
25c Checked Toweling, 20c
25c Striped Toweling, 22c '
30c Checked Toweling, 25c
Extra Heavy Crashes
Of Scotch end Irih Linen
25c Linen Crash, 22c
30c Linen Crash, 28c : ;
40c Linen Crash, 38c .
Fine All Linen
Huck Guest Towels :
80c Guest Towels, 39c '
75c Guest Towels, 89c .'
$1 Guest Towels, 85c ,
Haskell's Satin Raye
An excellent dress weight
nothing better for wear. Regu
lar $2.50 quality, for $1.93 yify
r Offered in a wide range of
good colors. Our regular $2.75
quality, Thursday, $2.39. ,
Special Woolen Values
Dress and coating weights
latest weaves and most favor
ed colors. Come prepared for
exceptional values in choice,
seasonable woolens. Such a
statement from this store
never turns out to-be disap
pointing. Boulevard's Velvets
The very best $4.50 quality,
$2.49 a yard. Hunter's green,
plum, brown and black. A rich
looking velvet in the 45-inch
width. Reduced from $4.50 to
$2.49 a yard.