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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1018.
TO DRASTIC MOVE
TO RECRUIT ARMY
Government Officials Meet in Solemn Conference to Dis
cus Alarming Shrinkage of Man Power; Must
Take Munition Workers to Fill Gaps in
Field, Says Minister.
LLOYD GEORGE BEGS BRITISH
FARMERS TO RAISE MORE FOOD
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 4. Premier Lloyd George has issued a strong appeal to
the agricultural laborers of the kingdom to do their utmost to increase
the production of food stuffs. The premier declared that the world
shortage means that "we may be compelled to feed the army and navy
is well as ourselves on what we are able to grow at home."
MUST HAVE MEN.
' (By Associated Press.)
' London, Jan. 4. Representative of
the government and the trades unions
met in Westminster today in what is
considered a most important confer,
ence, to discuss man power. George
Nicoll Barnes, member of the war cab
Sir Auckland Geddes, minister of na
tional service, speaking in behalf of
the government, said that the position
in the last six months had been com
pletely altered by the Russian situa
tion. Ultimately the balance would
be more than equalized by the Amer
ican armies.. During the intervening
period, however, a great strain would
be Jhrown on the country's resources.
After the closest scrutiny of the
whole question, said the minister, the
government was convinced that it
would be impossible to maintain the
a.rmies in the field unless a large num
ber of men were recruited from the
munitions service, not merely for the
technical units, but also for the fight
The meeting was adjourned until to
morrow. Compulsory Food Rationing.
Compulsory rationing is to be put
into effect in England at an early date,
according to Lord Rhondda, the food
ocontroller, speaking at Silverton to
day. He prefaced this announcement
by saying that he was afraid com
pulsory rationing would have to come
and that it was on its way, and tnen
declared that his department had com
pleted a scheme and that as soon as
the sanction of the cabinet had been
received it would be carried out.
Lord Rhondda warned his hearers
that there would continue to be a
shortage but he thought conditions
"There is nothing alarming in the
situation." he said.
"You have only to tighten your
belt. The people of this country are
undergoing nothing like the prorations
in Germany. There they have less
than a pound of meat a week."
The food ccntroller strongly sup
ported communal kitchens and said
that government grants would be
made where necessary to establish
them. He incidentally disclosed the
fact that Lady Rhondda obtained the
Christmas dinner for her family from
one of these kkchens, and added:
"What is good enough for my old
woman is quite good enough for any
one." The director of meat supplies an
nounced that Tuesday would be the
meatless day in London and Wednes
day in the provinces.
Ensign Condict Devises
Honor Reef rd for Patriots
Ensign Condict, chief officer of the
Omaha navy recruiting station, is a
busy man most of the time, but he is
not so busy bui, what he. can at odd
u,.ies devise unique publicity schemes.
His latest "invention" along this line
is a "U. S. Navy Patriot" card, on
which is printed the following:
U. S. Navy Patriot. Nebraska, South
Dakota and Sioux City, la. When the
Stars and Stripes were insulted and
the outlaw U-boats were threatening
the safety of American homes; when
the enemy's hand appeared in this dis
trict, endeavoring to stop enlistments
in the navy, which was then fighting
for' liberty upon the high seas,
(name) of (address) j loyally
stepped forward and helped to the ut
most 'in manning our ships for the
protection of our troops and nation. It
is upon such U. S. Navy Patriots that
the commanding officer depends to
continue his unflagging battle against
the sinister propaganda of the enemy
and he extends his sincere thanks to
this Navy Patriot for such splendid
co-operation. This Patriot's name will
be entered in a Record of Honor to be
kept at this station forever."
Ensign Condict is sending out thou
sands of these Patriot cards to those
who have assisted in procuring re
cruits for the navy or who have
helped in any other way. Practically
every newspaper publisher in the dis
trict will receive a card as an appre
ciation for the efforts of the editors
in giving publicity to recruiting. Mr.
Condict himself is a former newspa
per man and realizes the vast bene
fits that can be derived from publicity.
An indexed record will be kept of all
the cards and the names will be en
tered in a big book. This book will
be put in a safe place and kept as a
memento for posterity.
Another Creighton Prof.
Becomes Army Chaplain
, Creighton university will lose an
other members of Its arts faculty,
when Rev. W. T. Kane, S. J., re
ceives final orders to report for serv
ice as a chaplain in the army; Father
Kane has had. his application in at
Washington for months, but it was
only until three days ago' that he re
ceived orders to report for physical
examination preparatory to entering
the service. He has passed all exami
nations and has been advised to hold
himself in readiness.
Father Kane has received intima
tions that he will be sent to Camp
Sill, Okl. He will receive a first
lieutenant'? commission. Father Kane
has been professor of English at the
university for two years. He will be
on familiar ground when he arrives
in France, having toured the southern
part of Europe extensively. He is the
second member of Creighton univer
sity faculty to take up work as a
chaplain in the army. Rev. W. J.
Corboy is now at Camp Funston.
Insurance Co. Organizes
New War Savings Society
Edward E. Litz, superintendent of
the Omaha district of the Prudential
Insurance company, has, with the aid
of 64 employes, formed a war savings
society. Every person in the society
pledges to save a minimun amount
The members may contribute any
amount above the minimum and when
one has deposited $4.13 the company
will buy a war savings Stamp for the
employe. There are two objects in
vjew one to help the country and the
other to encourage thrift fmong the
T. J. Bruner Co. Gets Check
For Burglary in May, 1915
The T. J. Bruner company, whole
sale jewelers, Brandeis building, had
turned over to it yesterday a certified
check for $4,210.30 from the Fidelity
and Casualty company of New York
in full pavment for a burglary which
occurred in May, 191 5. The original
amount sued for was $3,367 and the
difference is interest and attorneys'
fecs allowed by the suureme court.
German Home Accepted by
War Department as Barracks
Omaha German Home on South
Thirteenth street has been accepted
by the War department as a head
quarters for a home guard company.
The building, and grounds will be
used as a barracks for 300 home
guards and 14 officers.
Directors of the German home
some time ago tendered the use of
the building- and grounds to the gov
ernment for the period of the war.
Formal acceptance, which was re
ceived by George Kleine, president of
the German Home society, came from
German Soldier Fine Appearing Man
But Everything Else in Kaiserland
Has Been Sacrificed to Make Him So
American Who Has Just Come
From Berlin, Which He Left
in October, Describes
Flint, Mich. Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) "The German soldier looks
fine, but everything else in Germany
looks like the devil."
This is the summary of Teutonic
conditions by Dr. William Law, a
native of this city, who is back visit
ing his parents after practicing dent
istry for 13 years in Berlin, where he
served the kaiser's family profession
ally. Dr. Law's family was able to leave
with Ambassador Gerard's party, but
the doctor himself was too ill to
Qtravel and he remained in Berlin until i
October 7S, 191, vaid' just reached,
"There are today. 100.000 to 1J5.000!
einptv stores and residences in Bcr-1
lin, where normally in peace t ines
the number would not exceed 1(5,000,"
said Dr. Law.
i Tired But Fighting On.
"The big change lias been wrought
because many businesses have none
bankrupt and people are "moving in
together to conserve necessities of
life. Stores that are open have little
or nothing left in them.
"The people of Germany are fear
fully tired of war. They are sick to
death of it, but they have no idea
of giving up. Ask anyone in Ger
many about the war and they say,
'we're going to win; just look at the
"I think the people of Germany can
exist for another' year at any rate.
Baker Will "Clean House"
In the Army Right Now
Washington, Jan. 4. Recommenda
tion of the American war mission
that troops be sent to France will not
interfere with training soldiers in the
United States. This was made plain
today by Secretary Baker.
Reorganization of the quarter
master's department under Major
General Goethals, acting quarter
master general, along the line ob
taining some years ago, when there
was a commissary general and a pay
master general, has been suggested.
General Goethals is said to favor
this plan. In this connection it, is
understood that Major James Alsic;,
the former paymaster general, and
his assistant, Major General C. A.
Devol, will be recalled to active serv-
'"steps to increase the efficiency of
the army machine also have teen
taken by the newly created war coun
cil. The most efficient officers will
be placed in charge of the more im
Goal Ships in South.
New York, Jan. 4. At the sugges
tion of marine authorities, the Navy
department, it was announced, plans
to coal warships at two southern ports
instead nf at New York until the fuel
famine here is ended.
Filipinos in U. S. Army.
Wickinntnn Tan 4. AnDroximate-
ly 27,000 Filipinos are expected to be
mustered into the United States army
under a bill passed today by the house
taking in the Philippine national
guard and. scout j.
Hungary Loses Pep
In Seventh Big War Loan
London, Jan. 4. Subscription to
Hungary's seventh war loan totalled
about 3,000,000 kronen, whereas the
government expected 8,000,000 kroiw
en, telegraphs the correspondent at
Amsterdam of the Exchange Tele
graph company. Most of the sub
scriptions were forced on the lead
ing banks, the message adds, only
an Insignificant share being taken by
Kerensky Awaits the
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 4.
Vladimir Barahovsky of Petrograd,
who sad he was related by mar
riage to former Premier Alexander
Kerensky of Russia, arrived here
today with his wife.
Baranovsky, is. the. son of a mu
nitions manufacturer, known as the
"Knipp of Russia." He is here to
study American railroads.
"Kerensky is a strong man and
a very smart one." said Mrs. Bar
anovsky. "He is the strongest Rus
sian. I'was the last to see him be-
"The Bolsheviki do not represent
fore he fled to Finland.
- " There is no tea or no coffee and
the beer is about like water and tastes
like varnish. Hotels for some months
have been forbidden the use of linens
and they use paper napkir .. and serve
the food on bare tallies or papers
spread over them. The newspapers
are reduced in size and look ami smell
abominably. The ink is of he poorest
quality and domes off on your hands
while you read.
"There were in the neighborhood of
400 to 500 shoe factories in Germany
before the war began. They have all
been shut down but about l.'O.
Some Go Barefoot.
"Oi these that are remaining. 100
are making shoes for the soldiers and
the other ,H) make shoes for the civil
population. When a person hasn't
shoes now he goes barefoot or else
gets wooden soles put on the old ones.
Most of the people go without alto-Tether."
Explosions at Fort Omaha !
Cause Mild Sensation
Three- pWons in North Omaha
early this Jnorling aroused many peo
ple from ocefut slumber to in
quir conceding the crash. Investi
gat n brot.ghc from fort headquar
ters the explanation that the explos
ions were sounded by cannon, though
why ,fceY were 'tired at midnight was
Wcir'en Risk Lives
Tq Steal Precious Coal
Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Coal riots
which began, litre yesterday, were
resumed today 'when several hun
dred nu'it, -wofflVn and children
raided ears on .a Pennsylvania rail
road siding and stole more than
150 tons, of anthracite coal. Kail
road ilttteciivcs were powerless be
fore the. women, who risked their
lives when an attempt was made
to move eight of the fuel-laden
cars. For three hours the raiders
carried off coal in buckets and push
carts, .iul could not be dispersed
until a riot call brought a detail of
police, who arrested the ringlead-
Safeguards Health I
of The Children
Constipation, or lnactloa of tte
tow.lB, la Kreat enc to
health. Cathartic or purfatiYa
ramediae hould navar
childran as tne Ttolanoe ot thrtff
action tandi to
digestive ayatsm. A mild laxative
ta tar prafarabla, and tha combi
nation, of etmpla laxative hart,
with pepsin known an at. Caia
waU'a Hyrup Papain, and aold i
Am stares for fifty centa a Dot
tle, la bljhlr racominendad. Tfcla
preparation contain no opiate,
Jarcotlc, or habit-Ionnlnsr drug;
of any description, la mUd and
arentla In lta action, and .oringn
rolief la na eaey, natural enw.
Ita pleaaant tasta appeala to chil
dren and they taka it readily. '!
Thousands of mother hava teev
tilled to tha merit of. Dr. Cald-
well'a Syrup IPepfln, and Ibcojuk-
leaa homea if la tna inuum -lly
remedy. A trial bottle, frea
of ehartra, can b J
writinr to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 48
Waahlaatoa Bt., Monttoello, XUi-nola.
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Be
U. S. Relaxes Immigration Rules
To Give Child Stowaway a Home
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 4. The wander
ings of Dania Lucia Lauberg, a home
less 14-yea'r-old girl, who recently ar
rived in Seattle from Yokohama as
a stowaway on a Japanese steam
ship, came to an end today when the
immigration bureau relaxed the im
migration regulations to admit her to
the United States for adoption by an
American family. The child's par
ents formerly lived in. New York.
Investigation of certain papers
which the child carried, including a
letter given her by a man in Yoko
hama and which she was instructed
to mail in New York, revealed that
the documents were of an entirely
harmless nature. The secret service
suspected at first that they were writ
ten in code and perhaps had some
bearing on the war.
Lucia has roamed over a large part ;
of the world in the last three years
since she went to Russia with her .
mother after her parents separated I
They were in Riga during the early
part of the war, then went to China
and finally to Korea, where the ;
mother killed herself on learning that
the child's father had married again
Lucia made her way to Japan with
the aid of charitable persons and .
finally was helped aboard a steam-
ship by a man who gave her the j
letter which aroused the suspicions
of the examining officers at Seattle, !
but which proved a harmless com
munication to the man's cousin, a
business man of New York.
Search for the child's father in New
York has been fruitless.
THE food value of cocoa has
been proven by centuries
of use, and dietitians and phy
sicians the world over are
enthusiastic in their endorse
ments of it. It is'said to con
tain more nourishment than
beef, in a more readily assimi
lated form. The choice,how-
ever,should be a high-grade
cocoa, 'Baker's" of
IT IS DELICIOUS, TOO
Trade-mark on every package
Made only by
Walter Baker & Co. Ltd
Dorchester - Mass.
rbo, u. a. pat. orr.
OF OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Etu'i m wire M'l
SHOES, HATS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS
-You Cannot Afford to Overlook
THIS CLOTHING SALE !
We know that clothing prices are high, and are contin
ually going higher. That hai all been taken up and carefully
considered; but it is our policy to carry over as little goods as
possible from one season to another, and, therefore, we name
LOW PRICES THAT SHOULD SELL ENORMOUS QUAN
TITIES OF CLOTHING AT ONCE. We take stock January
31st. That is the big reason for this sale. The other big
reasons you will ascertain for yourself when you come here
to see what we have to sell.
LOT NO. 1
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $12.50
"Soma snap" to these suits and overcoats.
Youll aee them here In awagger patterns and
rich colorings. Of course, there are plenty of
other atylea for men and young men. But, to
appreciate their beauty and value you must see
them. Our Big January Clearance Sale Price
LOT NO. 4
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $22.50
Newest, smartest, . finest quality pure wool
suits and overcoats you ever laid eye upon.
Every one a perfect masterpiece of high grade
tailoring, fashion and elegance. The fabrlca
are wonderfully rich In quality, luxurious In
finish and beautiful In shades, weaves and pat
terna. Our Big January Clearance Sale Price
Big January Clearance Sale of
$2i00 PANTS $ 35
A large number of serviceable
patterns In atrong, durable Pants
28 to 46 Saturday
$3.00 PARTS $
Perfect fitting cassimere and
worsted Pants In all, sizes up to
46 waist Saturday
$4.00 PANTS $
Extra .strong durable Pants, in
scores of desirable patterns and
colors 28 to 50 Saturday i
$5.00 PANTS $
Many different patterns to
choose from in splendid cassi
mere and worsted faorloa
$6.00 PANTS $
Stylish stripes as well as pretty
fancy mixtures, In any size up to I
52 Saturday, at
$7.50 PANTS $
Fine quality worsted In thei
pretty patterns that appeal to'
everyone all sizes Saturday..
k 'i- j:
LOT NO. 2
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $15.00
Men, this display of suits and overcoats la
certainly deserving of your careful attention.
They are big values, and will save you money.
The exhibit consists of high grade suits and
overcoats, In the trench, form fitting and belter
models, also conservative. The patterns are
the richest designs and shades. Our Big Jan
uary Clearance Sale Price
LOT NO. 5
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $25.00
In this lot you will find displayed suits and
overcoats that embrace every desirable quality
and feature that the great clothing authorities
have provided for thla aeason. Decidedly bet
ter values than, you are likely to expect more
variety and more aatiafactory models. Our
Big January Clearance Safe Price
Big January Clearance
Sale of Men's Furnishings
Cotton rihhfd and fierce
lined ami warmth-clvlng
nnidn null. We frrl tare
In Haying that - It Is Im-
poMllile to buy tills gar
t tbia price. .
$l.5t value . . . .
Heavy fleece lined ohlrtt.
and drawers. Our only
reason fur this offer is
that f Intend to muke a
A vant tarlety of fine
sweater coats In the new
est models and colors.
Heavy rope-stltched, roll
or shawl collar, with
nun. Kraaj IIU ,
The coldest months nf
winter are jet Itefore us,
and there Is no other
shirt that raa give the
cold weather comfort thnt
these do; heaviest winter
weight In lilue, gray and
Regulation Army Son
No other ox can with
stand the hard wear like
these. ' These heavy ox
are Jut the thing for the
man who works outdoors.
Hetter stock up while they
last. X5r. 4 f
Night Shirts "
Made of heavy mil ing
flnnncl. Truly a nightly
comfort, (i bo
at . .
shirts mude from reliable
fabrics such as fine mad
ras, percales, etc. Nu
merous neat and attrac
tive pol l ems and color
Kii h looking patterns in
fancy shirts, lour're go
ing to see the greatest
shirt values in existence
at this clearance, sule.
KemarkaMe quality shirts
at tills price.
LOT NO. 3
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $18.00
A display of unequaled merit offering tha
smartest atyle creation in suits and overcoats.
They're the finest products of our manufac
turer and when you are offered such extraor
dinary values, It paya to Investigate. Our Big
January Clearanoe Sale Price
LOT NO. 6
Suits and Overcoats
Formerly Priced at $30.00
For style thla display topi them all for
selection, It's Immense; and for value, It's Im
possible to equal them. You may choose from
a wide sweep of popular and staple materials.
Ultra and Conservative modela that will meet
the demands of men of all ages and all views,
all weights and all aizea. Our Big January
Clearance Sale Price
Advantageous Purchases to Be Made In
Boys' $3.50 and $4.00
Suits and Overcoats
Every one of these suits and overcoats In a
positive record-smashing value saving you
money in a most decided manner. You have
the choice of many clever styles and patterns.
Our big January Clearance Sale Price
Boys' $5.0J and $6.00
Suits and Overcoats
Parents, come and look for yourself what
great money-saving values this January Clear
ance Sale holds for you. Here are the finest
values ever shown in Hand-Tailored Suite and
Overcoats. Our Blg January Clearance Sale
Boys' $6.50 and $7.00
Suits and Overcoats
Parents, if. you are economical, don't miss
this Clearance Sale. You'll experience the sur
prise of your life. These
high class fabrics will
give tremendous amount
of wear. Boys will take
an instant liking to the
nobby patterns. Our Big
January Clearance Sale
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