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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1918)
RAIL EMPLOYES .
FACE FED CHARGE
OF ROBBING CARS
Conductor, Inspector and Tele
j graph Operator Bound Over
r. to Grand Jury; Many
i : Under Suspicionv
; Three alleged members of a gang
of box car robbers who have been
operating in the South Side yards
were bound over to the federal grand
jury by United States Commissioner
,; - These three are all railroad em
ployes. They are William H. Chase,
telegraph operator; Anton Manausek,
tar inspector, and H. C Williams,
Northwestern freight conductor with
12 years' service.
- Chase and Manausek are charged
with stealing two sacks of sugac each
jfrora a box car. Williams is charged
;Vith stealing cigars, gin and cigarets
from an interstate shipment in the
.South Side yards. The first two were
released under $500 bonds each, and
I.Williams under $1,000 bond.
; Special Agent On Job.
! iSo serious have box car robberies in
'the local yards become in the last few
?weeks that J. C Ready, special agent
Wor the Northwestern lines west of
jtarroll, la., has come here to take
Charge and try to break up the gang.
' "Besides these three we have 10
rother railroad employes under sus
picion," he said. "We will arrest
.them as soon, as we have ihe cases
-against them complete. Seals have
been broken and goods stolen to an
farming extent in the Omaha yards.
Flour, sugar, cigars, cigarets, shoes
.and other things have been disappear
ing by the wholesale. We have tight
ened up the watch on cargoes in the
"yards now and are bagging some of
the robbers, but we haven't them quite
.under control yet."
I Peace Parley
k With Germans
I i - .. .
(Contloncd From Fkf On6.)
Vither to terminate or continue the
struggle it ought to be satisfied that
ithe conscience of the nation is behind
Divided tht Enemy.
The simple diplomacy "with the
mask off' of Trotiky and Lenine has
placed the Prussian bureaucracy in a
painful position and has done that all
important thing in war times divided
the enemy against himself.,
'.' The kasier's representatives have
been compelled tc pay ut least lip
servfce to the principles of democracy,
-which they have been preaching in
'Russia and failing to practice in Ger
many. , '
; The German' socialists are unsatis
; fied; the German war party is unsatis
fied. The Reichstag main committee
I " The German position is greatly
weakened, and that of the Bolsheviki
i immeasurably improved.
' .The bombshell which has effected
llhis bouleversement in the negotia
tions came in the form of a virtual
r, ultimatum delivered to the central
powers by Comrade Jaffe, chairman of
i the Russian delegates. This docu
ment, proposing that the pourparlors
7 be transferred to Stockholm and con
4 demning the Austro-German sug
: irestions for the surrender of five great
,l Russian provinces as contrary to the
1 principle of free nationalities, put it
sup to the Germans with rather start-
linn simplicity. They can take their
i- choice between modifying their terms
tl or ending the negotiations.
j Austrian! Not Conciliatory.
S Amsterdam, Jan. 5. The socialist
f newspaper Vorwaerts of Berlin says
v that Dr. Eduard David, the socialist
I leader, told the Reichstag main com
I'mittee that the Austrian! were more
conciliatory than the Germans at the
peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk.
. $The German undersecretary for for-
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 6. 1915.
eign affairs, Baron von dem Busschc
Iladdenhausen, denied this. He said
no differences of 3nw sort existed as
between the German and Austrian
Japan to Refuse Separate Peace.
Mexico City, Jan. 5. If the enemy
proposes a separate peace, no matter
how advantageous, Japan will reject
it. Baron Fugitaro Otori, the new
Japanese minister to Mexico, declared
Friday in a statement concerning the
attitude of his country. Japan, he
said, would remain on the side of the
allies and was co-operating in the
war to her full extent.
AT MONTE TOMBA
' DISMAYED ENEMY
(Continued From P One.)
caps with heavy hoods. Each man
got a small tin of meat and a large
chunk of bread when food was dis
tributed. The prisoners said it was
the best food they had had in weeks.
The correspondent was told by the
prisoners that the method of the
French attack was an entirely new ex
perience for them, as they seldom
had undergone such murderous ar
tillery fire. Most of the men were
Moravians, Dalmatians and Galicians.
The sudden French charge after the
artillery fire bowled them over be
fore they had an); chance to offer re
sistence. Concerning the war, they all
expressed themselves as heartily sick
of it and said that the Germans were
keeping the others in the fight.
As the officers came from their
quarters it was seen they were chiefly
Hungarians, with some Moravians
and Dalmatians and one Galician.
They were very cold and their first
request was for warm food.
Enemy's Food Supply Low.
Asked about the war, the officers
gave America's entry into it as an
instance that all the world was
against the central powers. One offi
cer said the food supply was running
low, but it was better in Hungary
than in Austria. They thought, how
ever, that Austria-Hungary could
A German artillery officer who was
captured with the Austrians was
given quarters by himself, but the
commandant said that another Ger
man would soon arrive to keep bim
company. The German, while de
ferential and civil, maintained com
plete silence on the war. His uniform
and equipment looked in better con
dition than that of the Austro-Hun-garian
officers, but they were badly
Fair Weather and Snow
Predicted for Coming Week
Washington, Jan; 5. The cold wave
has spent its force and more moderate
temperatures will prevail during the
coming week. For most parts of the
country the weather bureau forecasts
Predictions for the week beginning
Upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valleys: Generally fair except
Snow is probable about middle of
week. Somewhat colder Sunday, but
no unasually low temperatures indi
cated during week.
New Munition Plants
To Be Located in West
Washington, Jan. 5..New plants
for war material production will be
located , entirely in the middle west
under the policy, of the War depart
ment, which became known today.
Because of congestion in the east, un
tapped facilities beyond the Alle
ghenies have become necessary to
speedy production for the present
war, while sites at least 200 miles
from the Atlantic seaboard are re
garded as good strategy in case of
Mexican Government Takes
Over Commercial Fleet
Mexico City, J mi. 5. -The objert of
the Mexican government , in taking
over the fleet of the Mexican Naviga
tion company, it is announced offi
cially, is to bring foodstuffs to Mex
ico from Central and South America.
The vessels also are expected to
bring about closer commercial rela
tions with the other Latin-American
countries. . .
; .THOMPSON.BELDEN & CO.
dhe Cfashton Center Jor WomciYJ
A Special Millinery Showing
Y Will Be A Feature Monday
With bright hued ( zipper
braids and raffias, with sat
ins and crisp light colored
taffetas, with delectable
booking berries and exotic
The Creators of Advance
Fashions in Millinery
for travel and the South
land have wrought
Soft crowns are .more than
favored, they seem to pre
dominated Fashion has made
use of all the novelty braids
and most of the smart, fab
rics for frocks have been
pressed into service as well.
Throughout the showing gleams a de
lightful forecast of modes for spring
they are all moderately priced.
FOR EQUAL RATE
TO EAST POINTS
Protests Against Kansas City
Being Given an Advantage
Over This City in-Tariff.
Omaha's protest against discrimina
tory passenger rates in favor of Kan
sas City and against Omaha was pre
sented before Attorney-Examiner
Gerry of the Interstate Commerce
commission in the federal building
For a number of years the railroads
have maintained round-trip rates from
Kansas City and St. Joseph to eastern
points-which are $6.10 to $11.55 less
than round-trip rates from Omaha
to. the same destinations, though the
distances are approximately the same.
A large number of witnesses testi
fied for Omaha. Representatives of
all the railroads were present.
Parrish on the Stand.
E. V. Parrish, formerly manager of
the publicity bureau, said the dis
crimination and the way it works first
came to his attention when President
Hayes of the Peru Normal school
told him that a party of 30 school
teachers in southeastern Nebraska
were given round-trip rates to the na
tional convention in Atlantic City,
these tickets via Kansas City being
$11.30 cheaper than tickets via Omaha
to Atlantic City.
Commissioner Manley or the Com
mercial club declared that the cheaper
rates via Kansas City work so that
they cause many people in Nebraska
who are going east to go via Kansas
City and transact there much of their
business that rightfully belongs to
Omaha. He said the publicity given
the fact that Omaha is discriminated
against also works against this city.
Works Against Omaha.
Arthur C. Smith, president of M.
E. Smith & Co., wholesale dry goods,
staled that department heads and of
ficers of that concern alone made 16
round trips to New York, five to Chi
cago and one to St. Louis in the five
months ending October 15 and were
compelled to pay from $6.10 to $7.90
more for each round-trip ticket than
they would have had to pay for a
round-trip ticket from Kansas City
to the same destinations.
"The rates should be ,made the
same," he said. "We are' being told
continually that the railroads need
more money. We have been solicited
by the railroads to appeal to the In
terstate Commerce cdmmission to
grant them higher rates. But with
this discrimination we are not inclined
to do so."
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Approves His Ideas in the
Main, But Urges Change
in Period of Control.
Washington, Jan. 5. Administra
tion leaders in congress today went to
work to bring about early enactment
of legislation recommended by Pres
ident Wilson to perfect government
control of railroads and to provide
for their reimbursement on the basis
of pre-war earnings.
Although there were indications of
opposition to certain features of th
president's plan as outlined in a bill
introduced soon after his address yes
terdayhis ideas in the main were re
ceived with approval by democrats
and republicans alike. Changes in the
provision that federal control shall
continue afier the war indefinitely or
until congress orders otherwise and
details of the compensation plan prob
ably will be urged.
Abnormal traffic and insufficient
motive power on the Pennsylvania,
Baltimore & Ohio, and Erie, railroads
are mainly responsible for the freight
congestion in eastern territory, ac
cording to reports today to Director
General McAdoo from Interstate
Commerce Commissioner. McChord.
West of Pittsburgh practically the
only congestion is caused by the in
ability of eastern roads to accept traf
fic and move it eastward. A great
quantity of westbound empty' cars
consequently are held up by the east
The Bee Want Ads Are the Best
Glace Kid Gloves
! $1.49 a Pair
! Tan, black and white glace kids
j that will be just right for im-
mediate wear. Tomorrow's price,
$1.49 a pair.
THOMRSON,BELHEN g- Co.
Qho fashion Center Jor ZiomotV
Heavy khaki, gray mixed (light
and dark), white, and khaki in
three different shades. Every
yarn most in demand for knit
ting is here in the ArtneedleVork
Section. Also needles in all sizes.
Offering the Best Good Things People Like But Seldom Find at Suck Little Prices
Undcrmuslins Don't Escape
the January Clearance
ft Regular stocks have been gone over and
all odd numbers, of which only a few remain,
also garments slightly soiled from showing
have been removed and repriced.
Jf In this sale you'll find only the best qualities
La Grecque, Marcella, French hand-made gar
ments and silk crepe de chine.
THE REDUCTIONS ARE VERY LARGE, INDEED.
SELLING WILL COMMENCE AT 9 IN THE MORNING.
ff Silk Crepe de Chine Gowns, in
white and flesh:
$ 8.00 Gowns, $4.69
$ 9.50 Gowns, $6.29
$11.50 Gowns, $6.98
flTwo "Billie Burke" suits of
flesh crepe de chine, reduced
from $15 to $8.50.
J Crepe de chine envelope
chemise, reduced from:
$3.50 to $2.69
$4.23 to $2.98
$7.75 to $8.98
J Chemise, Envelope Chemise,
Combinations (open or closed
drawers), Corset Cover and Short
Skirt; sizes 34 to 44. The various
qualities have been repriced :
$1.00 for 69
$1.35 for 98c
$1.75 for $1.29
$2.25 for $1.69
$3.00 for $2.19
$4 and $4.50 for $3.20
$5.00 for $3.49 .
$6 and $6.50 for $4.98
J French hand made Skirts,
beautiful garments of an exquis
ite character, $20 and $21 regu
larly, Monday, $14.98.
J Skirts, lace and embroidery
trimmed, reduced as follows:
$2 to $1.49
$3.50 to $2.59.
$5 and $5.25 to $4.19
Hand-made and machine-made,
high neck, long sleeves, or slip
over short sleeve styles:
85c ' Gowns,
Corset Covers Now Reduced
f Qualities sold for 50c, 60c, 65c,
75c, Monday, only 39c.
$1.25 and $1.35 styles, 98c.
$1.75 Corset Covers, $1.29.
$2 Corset Covers, $1.49
$2.25 Corset Covers, $1.69.
$3.50 Corset Covers, $2.49.
High -Grade Silks and Woolens
At Important Savings Tomorrow
Only a few more days and these values will be ex
hausted. Such choice materials seldom very
seldom bear such low prices. Then, too,
every yard is from our regular stock, same qual
ities that have made THOMPSON-BELDEN
SILKS known for dependability.
Prices this January Won't Soon be Forgotten
Haskell's Black Silks. Rich black
silks known throughout the coun
try for their everlastingly good
qualities. Sold by us for more
than thirty years, during all of
which time they have never failed
These are 36 inches wide:
$2.25 Satin de Chine, $1.75.
$3.50 Satin Duchess, $2.65.
$2.50 Pure Dye Taffeta, $1.95.
$2.75 Silk Faille, $2.25.
$2 Plain Taffeta, $1.65.
This last is 34 inches wide.
The Batter Sort of Fancy Silks
Specially Priced: ONE LOT OF
TAFFETAS, SATINS, etc., that
come in a huge range of plaids
and stripes, suitable for blouses
and dresses. Sold regularly up to
$2.25 a yard (36 to 40 inches
wide), $1.49 a yard.
ANOTHER GROUP consists of
our very best styles and qualities
in choice colorings; fabrics that
wear, 36 inches wide, sold for
merly up to $3 a yard. Monday,
your choice, $1.89.
Balding' Charmeuse, A Guaran
teed Fabrics In taupe, hunter's
green, navy, gray and black, spe
cially priced, at $2.39 a yard.
SATIN METEOR, $2.49 instead
of $3. Eight choice colors in this
beautiful 40-inch fabric. See it
Extra Values in
An All-Wool Velour, in eight of
the very best colors. An excellent
suit and coating weight, 50 inch
es wide, reduced from $3 to $2.29
MIXED CHEVIOTS, good num
bers for general wear in suits
and coats. Regularly priced $3.50.
Monday, $2.29 yard.
SERGES, POPLINS, etc., odd
lengths, in dress weights, sold up
to $1.50 a yard. Your choice,
Monday, 89c a yard.
Busy fabric section Monday be
cause of these values.
Pay Much Less Monday
Suits, Dresses, Skirts,
Blouses and Furs
Whatever You May Choose Will
Cost Far Less Than the Regular Prices
That Have Prevailed All Season.
Appreciative Women Leave the Apparel Sections
These Days of the January Sales
Weil-Dressed Women Find "Their" Sort of Clothes
At Important Reductions
For Example, The Savings
on Coats Monday
$75 Coats for $46.50
$50 Coats for $37.50
$25 Coats for $18.75
Others Proportionately Reduced
Your choice of Velours, Plushes,
Broadcloth, Velour Delaine
Mixtures. Silvertdne, Pompom
We Consider This Our Most Important Linen Sale
The truth of our state
ments regarding the Jan
uary Linen Sales find
confirmation in interest
ed crowds that throng
the section day by day.
stocks are larger, as
sortments better, prices
lower than any other in
the middle west.
Odd Napkin?. (
In Half Dozen Lots
$4.00 quality, $1.88 half doz.
$6.78 quality, $2.80 half doz.
Damask Clothe with
Napkins to Match
$ 6.00 Pattern Cloths, $ 4.89
$ 7.78 Pattern Cloths, $ 6.00
$11.00 Pattern Cloths, $ 8.89
$13.50 Pattern Cloths, $10.89
$20.00 Pattern Cloths, $18.00
$ 6.00 Napkins, $ 4.89 dozen
$ 8.78 Napkins, $ 6.89 dozen
$10.00 Napkins, $ 7.80 dozen
$13.80 Napkins, $10.89 dozen
$17.80 Napkins, $19.89 dozen
Extra Heavy Crashes,
Scotch and Irish
25c Linen Crash, at 22c
30c Linen Crash, at 25c
40c Linen Crash, at 35c
Cheeks of blue and red with
25c quality, 22c a yard
30c quality, 25c a yard
All Fancy Linens,
They have been greatly reduc
ed, but now further cuts in
price bring them down to one
half the original.
Cluny lace and Madeira scarfs,
centerpieces and doilies, be
sides all other fancy linens
left in stock.
$1.50 quality linen, $1.00
$1.75 quality linen, $1.25
$2.25 quality linen, $1.75
35c Turkish Towels, 25c
40c Turkish Towels, 29c
68c Turkish Towels, 50c
88c Turkish Towels, 69c
Tomorrow Shoes Go at Clearance Prices
Good, New, Desirable, High-Grade Shoes
.You'll doubtless find the
style that appeals to you
most because nearly every
pair of fine shoes in our en
tire stock is reduced.
This is a straightforward
selling event wherein our
best, fashionable shoes for
women are marked down,
Shoes in all colors and com
binations, formerly priced
Monday, at -
Fine Kid Shoes, lace and
button styles, in brown,
ivory, champagne and dark
gray, sold formerly up to
$14.00 (Q or
Monday, at - 5W
Five hundred pairs of black
kid, bronze kid, blue kid,
and patent leather Shoes.
Priced for a do qp
You, may have to wait be
cause of the crowd, but you
will not be disappointed'
with the values.
Milady Will LikeThese
On account of great advances in
underwear prices for next au
tumn, everything in our stock
is a real bargain at its original
price. IN ADDITION, HOW
EVER, we have also made a few
even better reductions in prices.
FOR INSTANCE: Excellent cot
ton union suits, for 98c and
That Women Appreciate
Organdie, satin and wool crepe
collars, and vestees of net and
pique, will all hav new lew
price Monday. The fact that this
is new, good looking neckwear
at a lower than usual price
is sufficient reason for expecting
Sensible in Both
Style and Price
House Dresses, Aprons and
other garments that are
more than usually attractive.
$ I 1 tfiunu.,. m crowa. BaMt J
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