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. THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1918.
NEXT DRAFT WILL
COME FROM MEN
OF LARGE CITIES
General Crowder Taking Young
Men Whose Places Can
Be Filled by
Drafting of the first class mm only
as proposed to congress by Frovost
General Crowder would mean that the
bulk of the army would be made up
of men fronvthe larger cities.
These men, it is argued by exemp
tion 'officials, can easily be spared,
and at the same time the younjj mar
ried men of the rural districts would
be allowed to remain at home and do
their part in tilling the soil and help
ing to grow the enormous amounts of
foodstuffs that will be needed by the
United States to not only feed its own
forces, but the forces of the associate
nations as well.
, Taking men from the city rather
than from the rural districts in order
to fill the state's quota is thought to
be a new movement on the part of the
War department to take only those
men whose places can be filled by wo
men without seriously interfering
with the organization and discipline
of the city firms.
It is pointed out that every time a
registrant from the rural districts is
drafted his place must be filled by an
older man, who does not possess the
pep that is so essential to present day
With New Police Station Site
City commissioners are well satis
fied with the site for the new central
police station at the northwest corner
of Fifteenth and Davenport streets.
Reports of dissatisfaction reached
the city hall, but no serious objection
has been expressed. Superintendent
Kugel of the police department be
lieves the price of $23,650 was reason,
alle, and he also believes that if the
agent of the city in this deal would
have revealed his real purpose the
price probably would have been much
i higher. -
U. S. Rubber Company Holds
, Annual Dinner at Fpntenelle
Salesmen and executives of the U.
S. Rubber company held their annual
dinner at the Hotel Fontenelle last
night Fifty-five were present The
Omaha branch , now includes the
American Hand Sewed Shoe com
pany and the Interstate Rubber com
pany, William McAdams, toast
master, is general manager of the
consolidated companies. The new
building of the company on lower
Douglas - will be occupied in about
three weeks. ,
Connell Says Little v i
- v Contagion Here Now
i Health Commissioner Connell says
.ie points with oride to the fact that
in Omaha proper there are only Z
- houses under quarantine, an except
tionally excellent condition. This in
eludes smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet
fever and -other contagious or com
municable diseases. : -
A different condition exists in the
South Side, where smallpox has been
prevalent for several months.
Danish Brotherhood to ,
Danish" brotherhood, Lodge No. 1,
will celebrate its 36th anniversary, at
Swedish auditorium Sunday tfight.
The Omaha lodge is the parent lodge
of the organization, wjiich has more
than 300 chapters all over the United
States and more the 25,000 member.
' Lena Fadden Says Hubby
Threatened to Kill Her
Xena Fadden, suing James S. Fad
den for divorce in district court, al
leges he is insane and Jias threatened
to 1 ill her. Fadden was examined by
the insanity board Thursday and his
case js now under advisement -.
City Budget Boar Will
Sit Saturday Morning
City, budget board fr!l sit at 9
o'clock Saturday morn;,tf$ to cut the
total estimates of $lp9ity00 (.own to,
the available general ftn I o $1,750,
000 for 1918. v . '
All departments ',want jre than
they were apportioned icr v '? Just
where to apply the knife 11 be the
task of the cit.- commissior s.
Superintendent Jiutler oh the de
partment of accounts and finance will
ubmit a tentative program for con
sideration o.' the budget board- Mr.
Eutler will recommend deep cuts
into the boards which have been
created (luring the last few years.
Will Restrict Alien
Enemies, Believe Officers
A telegram from Attorney Gen
eral Gregory to the United States
marshal here asks an estimate of the
number of unnaturalized Germans in
Nebraska. The attorney general wants
an answer within 24 hours. The offi
cials here have no official estimate of
the number of unnaturalized Ger
mans. Jt was suggested that the in
formation could be best secured at
the census bureau in Washington.
Officers believe the control of alien
enemies is to be tightened up. Some
even suggest that it may mean whole-
gale internment ot alien enemies,
though this is not considered likely.
Fewer Infants Die of
Pneumonia During Year
Last year in Omaha 76 infants less
than one year of age died of pneu
monia, being one-tnira or the intant
death list of 212.
The 1917 infant mortality death
rate, however, was 5.7 per 1,000, less
than the rate of 6.4 for 1916.
Total deaths in Omaha in 1917 was
1,941, as against a total of 2,001 in
Mrs. C. W. Martin Injured
When Truck Hits Her Machine
Mrs. C. W. Martin, wife of an in
surance man, was injured when a car
which she was driving was struck by
a truck at Twenty-fourth and Doug
las streets. Pat O'Day, South Side
stockman, is said by policy to have
been the driver of the truck.
CONSERVE FOOD '
TO HELP SAMMIES
Army Post Men Will Consume
More Non-Exportable Ar
ticles and Aid Fighters
Food conservation is to be extended
to Fort Omaha and Fort Crook. De
tails re'main yet to be worked out, but
the general plan is that the soldiers at
the posts will consume more of the
non-exportable foods, and thus help
to conserve beef, pork, white flour
and other exportable staples ta be
sent to their comrades in the trenches.
Co-operation of the soldiers in the
plans of the federal food administra
tion was assured when Colonel H. B.
Hersey, in command at Fort Omaha,
and Colonel Douglas Settle, in com
mand at Fort Crook, met with lG. W.
Wattles, food administrator for Ne
braska. The soldiers will be given an op
portunity to sign, voluntarily, food
pledge cards which will be distributed
among them. Colonel Hersey and
Colonel Settle will appoint boards of
officers for conservation work at the
posts. The duty of these boards will
be to outline plans for the conserva
tion work, and see that these plans
are Harried out.
Will Pollow Suggestions.
As far as possible the suggestions
of the food administration in regard
to conservation and substitution of
foods will be followed. Whatever
modifications are ntcessary to meet
the requirements of the camps will be
Later representatives of the home
economics department of the food ad
ministration for Nebraska will visit
the camps and outline methods by
which the foods at the camps can be
adapted to the administration sug
gestions without crippling the mess.
2 vo the front B
Proves .Their Popularity
Our sales for the month of December , were ,
SO PER CENT
than any corresponding month in the history ot
this store, proving conclusively that the
is preferred by both men and women: who. know. .
Shoe Quality and Shoe Value
(stock, purchased previously to January 1st, we
will continue to sell at reduced prices.
WK CARRY TI1K LARGEST (STOCK OF
PHOKJilX HOSIERY IN THE CITY.
817 South 16th Street. '
Between Harney and Farnant Streets.
l ' i ' "
Guarantee Fund Life Association
m First Mortgage Farm Loans. $1,945,525.85
M Municipal Bonds 273,850.00
Liberty Bonds .85,000.00
Real Estate 60,000.00
Cash in Banks and Treasury. 108,167.50
Accrued Interest 36,320.44
, i OMAHA
Sixteenth Annual Statement, January 1, 1918
Death Losses Proven and Un
paid .f . .
Death Los sea Reported
(Proofs Not Filed) $
Liabilities Under Install
ment Policies Terminated
by Death -.
Miscellaneous Office Ex
pense (Estimated) 10,000.00
Taxes v on Premiums '(Esti- .
mated) .-!.,. 20,000.00
Balance to Protect Contracts. 2,307,691.65 p
Results - Year 1917.
Securities Deposited with Nebraska Insurance Department to Protect
' Policy Holders $
reserve runas neia solely lor Payment ojC future Losses.
icmi losses ram oince urbanization (Sixteen Years)
Year's Gain in Reserve Funds. ............
Death Losses Paid Durincr Ynr
Mortality 'Cost to Each 1,000 Insurance in 'force (Mean Amount)
Mortuary Collections Saved and Transferred. to Surplus, 1917
Percentage of Interest Flnrnintr tn Iaum VaiA
Average Rate of Interest Earned on Invested Fundi! '.
rercenuge 01 increase in invested f unds. .
Percentage of Increase in Insurance in Force
xew insurance uainea uuring Year ,
insurance In force January 1st, 1918
Designated Depository Banks for Payments of PretBiurrf.
Pure Lire Insurance Protection
Home Office, Omaha -Vv-
pj Telephone Douglas 71 6o!
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iHi t7iirTt.BfehiiiiiftwlaffCiiiif i Tiir jrrr. iSawaeBiaJBagiiiTn Jrftrnai ATiMtfwJsfeiWMwi5flBifai?
and Kid Gloves,
98c a Pair
An, offering that is unusual
ly low in price due to the
,i fact that sizes are broken.
Sale of Silk Hose
You'll Enjoy Attending
: $1.29 a Pair
! For broken lines of good
silk hose left over from the
; holiday selling; a few col-
ors with a plentiful supply
:: of black and white.
$1.75 Silk Nets
; Saturday, $1.19 Yd.
?j All of the most attractive colors
besides black and white. Silk
!;, nets such as these are favored
!i for party frocks and evening
ijj dresses, blouses, , and sleeves.
!' They are two yards wide
and our regular $1.75 qual
ity.' Reduced Saturday to
$1.19 a yard.
Prices for Women
Sterling Union Suits, in wool and
cotton, correctly fashioned, well
made, perfect fitting garments.
Priced especially low for Satur
day's selliag, $2.49, $2.69, $3.59
The Mens Shop
Because of These Values
ft Pure Irish Linen Handker
chiefs, 19c each; $2-25 a dozen.
Wide End Four-in-Hand Ties
(65c ones), now 55c.
fT Fibrfe ' Hose, first quality,
heavy weight, in all colors and
sizes, Saturday only; 29c a pair.
J WORTH WHILE SHIRT
SALE : Eagle and Arrow makes,
both 'good fitting, well-made
shirts; soft or stiff cuffs as pre
ferred $2.50 Shirts, $2.00
$2.00 Shirts, $1.65
$1.50 Shirts, $1.35
J MUFFLER'S REDUCED: Silk
and knit styles, all with fringed
ends. The entire stock, without
reservation, . reduced.
fT Outing Flannel Night Shirts,
$1.00 quality, 7,9c.
priced right: Superior, Winsted,
and Sterling makes. It will reaU
ly pay to anticipate your wants.
To the Left at You Enter
Saturday, 44c " ,
Actually to be sold for less than
the material alone would cost
Such savings are making the
Thompson-B e J d e n Housewear
Section better known every day.
Other articles, House Dresses,
Aprons, etc., bear new low prices
during the January Sale.
HSavy Khaki Yarn, gray mixed,
Jight and dark, also white; khaki
'ip three shades; knitting needles,
. Third Floor
THOMPSON.BELBEN - Co.
Cfhe fashion Center Jor ZUomar1
Women Win Eomglht Last
TMs YearFor JfAMJARY SALES RE$E
An E&m A&mm
A "BIFFiEREOT" KHEAffMG
Very Best Qualities
At Decided Savings
If you have the slightest idea of
having a black silk dress, suit, or
coat, it's to your interest to visit
the silk sale Saturday. We prom
ise that you will not be disap
pointed, for special prices will be
placed on Haskell's famous black
silks, so dependable that we have
sold theiri continuously for more
than thirty years.
Haskell's Satin Raye
In Good Color Range
A fabric that gives the best of
service and general satisfaction.
Sold all season for $2.50 a
yard. Saturday, $1.95.
Belding's Guaranteed Satin
Excellent for linings, petticoats,
and the like. Wear is guaranteed
by us. The color assortment is
$2.00 quality; Saturday,
Rather hard to believe, perhaps,
considering the remarkably high
prices woolens now command on
the open market.
It's so, just the same, as any
number of excellent bargains will
demonstrate on a visit to the
dress materials section.
With Most of the Winter Ahead
These Fashionable Coats
Reduced in Price
Present a Great Opportunity
The season's latest styles are in such variety that
every individual preference may be gratified.
Material and colors are those most favored for
winter wear. Workmanship is of the best. vSec
for yourself Saturday.
$25 Goats, $18.7f
$35 nd $39.50-
Coats , are $22.5Q
$45.00 to $65.00
Coats are $27.5C
$69.50 to $85.00
Coats are $46.50
$89.50 to $100
Coats are $55.00
Each Reduction is Genuine
A small charge for alteration.
Linens Are So Scarce Now-a-Days
That Not to Buy Them When the PricesAre So Low
Seems Like the Greatest Extravagance
Thompson-Belden linen stocks are larger, better assorted, and
lower priced than any in the great middle west. Will yoii permit us to
demonstrate the truth of these statements? Saturday savings are
$4.00 Pattern Cloths.... $2.98
$4.50 Pattern Cloths.... $3.75
$6.00 Pattern Cloths .... $4.89
$7.75 Pattern Cloths.... $6.00
$11.00 Pattern Cloths..., $8.89
$13.50 Pattern Cloths. ...$10.89
$20.00 Pattern Cloths. ...$15.00
Napkins to Match
$6.00 Napkins, $4.89 a dozen
$7.00 Napkins, $5.00 a dozen
$8.75 Napkins, $6.89 a dozen
$10.00sNapkins, $7.50 a dozen
$13.50 Napkins, $10.89 a dozen
$17.60 Napkins, $13.89 a dozen
$25.00 Napkins, $20.00 a dozen
John S. Brown's
Irish Linen Napkins
$12.00 quality Saturday $8.75
a dozen. Having only a few, a
dozen to each person will be the
Huck Towel Sale
20c White Huck Towels. .. .15c
25c White Huck Towels. .. .19c
40c White Huck Towels. .. ,29c
50c White Huck Towels 39c
65c White Huck Towels 50c
$1.00 White Huck Towels.. 75e
$1.25 White Huck Towels. .$1.00
$1.50 White Huck Towels. .$1.25
$1.75 White Huck Towels. .$1.50
Turkish Towels Less
25c Turkish . Towels 1 9c
35c Turkish Towels. 25c
40c Turkish Towels ..29c
50c Turkish Towels 39c
75c Turkish Towels 59c
85c Turkish Towels ,.69c
$1.00 Turkish Towels. 75c
$4,75 Cloths for $3.38
$6 Cloths for $4.50.
$7.50 Cloths for $5.89.
,' Last Times Today '
VALYDA and BRAZILIAN NUTS
' Mmical Comedy
MATTIE CHOATE & CO.
CECIL and MACK
fjr Mrs. '
.mr i? Vernon Castle
t I f in
4Klt Mine" '
LAST TWO TIMES
BLOOM In "Broadway Revue;''
MILOT. SARAH PADDEN in Th Clod."
uid Current Bill.
MATINEE TODAY. 2tl5
NEXT WEEK EDDIE FOY
and the Seven Younger Foye.
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
tCrt t jtrT77 d'1 m-. i sc. 2s, soc
fAJ4 Ev'ia, a. 60. 78c. II
That famous oancina tiam
GEO. STONE & ETTA P.LLARD
jeeHurtie'i "SOCIAL MAIDS"
A Mingle o Merriment. Conilttlni at a Little Bit
ot Ewrythlni te Mtke Evervbedy Hpy.
BIO BEAUTY CHORUS
LAD I IS' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
Turpin School of Dancing
New term for adult beglnntra, Monday.
January 14th. Join th (irvt ksaan. Term
moat reaeonable. v
28th and Farnam. Harney 5143.
Claaa meeta Monday and Thursdaya at
S P. M.
Maxwell Amusement Co.
Present MAX FIGMAN with
LOLITA ROBERTSON in
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Night. 2Se to $1.50. Mat., 25c
Next Sun. "Th Birth of a Nation.'
RRAXDEIS TODAY Ev'V. 8-20
" PLAYERS AND SUNDAY
A Drama for Mother and Their Daughter
THE BLINDNESS OF VIRTUE
, WAS MARY ANN TO BLAME?
Matinee 25c, Night. ISc, 23c, 35c and SOc
Thur., Jan. 10 "POLLY ANNA"
VMITTCN BY ?
fcrt mi Mvoumnu y
IftVIH K WILLAT
EM US E
Today ROY STEWART
in "DEAD-SHOT ROSc"
All Week, Com.
Sun., Jan. 6, at
2:15 & 8:15 Daily
Th World's Mightiest Spectacle
Pop. JPrices. Mat. & Ev'ngs, 25-50c
All Seats Retarred
"Bab's Matinee Idol"
Taming Target Center'
Mack Sennett Scream
BEATRIZ MICHELENA in
"THE UNWRITTEN LAW"
Today JUNE CAPRICE
. in "PATSY"
I FOX KIDDIES wmi&Wi
(g - Star, of J &4&WMS
1 "J;t:::r 1 Elli
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TREASURE ISLAND ,Mtfg
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,L.t Time, Tfcday rHIW I
HARRY CAREY in v
"BUCKING BROADWAY" .
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24th and Fort
Tel. Coi. 247
Today JULIA SANDFRSON
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