Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1918)
- - 1 : .
ACTIVITY IN WEST
II : OF SPRING DRIVE
j Heavy Artillery in Action, Ger-
mans Dropping Shells in
Many Places Long Left
f " (Br AoeUtd Trtm.)
j '' Raiding operations and artillery
duels are increasing on the western
i front as the time for the beginning of
i the spring operations approaches.
; t. f.i icn Hrrmanv began its
drive on Verdun February 21, while
; last year the British captured Grand
i court, on the Somme front, on Feb
ruary 7, and the Germans two weeks
' later retired from the Ancre. the first
step in the retreat to the Hindenburg
t All official statements report great
r artillery activity.
?. The big guns have been busy
i around Ypres and before Cambrai. on
t the British front, on the right bank
( il. if..... Vrrncft front.
CI IRC MCUSC, -'V -
" and on the American sector.
British Repulse Germans.
' - The British have made a successful
raid northeast of Ypres and French
raiders brought back prisoners in the
Argonne. German attempts near
Cambrai and near Corbeny, in Cham
pagne, were repulsed.
There has been lively aerial and ar
: tillery fighting on the American sec
, tor. northwest of Toul.
!'' The skies there have been cleared
land the Germans are reported to be
I bombarding, villages untouched lor
many rnonirie. ,
British flyers on Monday dropped
three tons of bombs and accounted
, for eight enemy airplanes with the
loss of one machine. . .. .
On the Italian front Italian and
British aviators have brought down
13 enemy machines, while the Ger
mans again have bombed Padua.
In Russia, the situation appears less
favorable to the Bolsheviki. A de-
'jcree by the Bolsheviki government
"separating state, and church and eon
fiscating church property has aroused
the opposition of Archbishop Tikhon,
the patriarch of all Russia, who has
t railed upon his followers to defend
" the church.
Oppose the Bolsheviki.
' New military opposition to the Bol-
r sheviki has arisen in Tartar and
.) Ensign Krylenko, commander-in-t
chief of the Bolsheviki armies, is re
' ported to have been arrested by Polish
: troops who captured Mohilev. Tar
tar forces are moving on Sebastopol
Rafter having captured Yalta.
J ; In Kiev the Ukrainians are reported
o have gained the upper liana,
Daily Inspection of Army
LITTLE BIRDS TWITTER BITS
"Bob" Smith and "Bill" Ure Rumored to Have
Had "Falling Out" Over Butler's Status.
OF SPICY POLITICAL GOSSIP
- - . . whairn and hu wite. arrtvea nere TO
HOSpltalS IS Ordered day to complete her two-year prison
sentence lor iryinjj. io ousuun mc
selective service law.
Clt. 111 Vk m n coirrn mA tn f srlr C T
manding generals has 'been ordered I making clothing for the inmates of
1 Washington. Feb. 5. Daily inspec
,tion of all division and army post
j hospitals by staff officers oi the coin
j: ...1. t. it.....
The little birds which twitter in
and about the city hall whispered
variant bits of political gossip in the
"Have you heard that Laurie J.
Quinby is circulating his petition for
"No; do tell us about it." , ,
"Yes, Laurie a said to be figuring
on getting on one of the slate.
Didn't he run for congress once?"
II R Zimman is beinz lou'ed again.
He made the race three years ago,
but did not get up enough speed. He
avers that he has the speed this time.
Mr. Zimman served three terms in
the rfty counril and was mayor after
the death vf Frank Moores
A political oracle is said to have
read the tea leaves in the c and to
have discerned the names of E. P.
Smith, D. B. Butler, H. B. Zimman,
Laurie J. Quinby, V. G. Ure, C. L. (
Saunders and T. P. Reynolds in a 1
combination which "certain parties" I
are trying to form. - I
According to this oracle, YV. G. Ure j
and Kobert Mnitn are not walking
down the public thoroughfare hand
n hand thes; days on account of an
alleged "falling out" over the inclu
sion of Butler in the combination.
The latest dope is that ueither Ure
nor Saunders 'will have anything to
do with any combination in which
Butler is included, while Robert
Smith is equally insistent that Butler
is one of the logical men for this
Another tilt is said to be brewing
over whether E. P. Smith cr Butler
should head th.j combination, the
tactic understanding being that elec
tidn means mayoralty honors if the
combination should win.
Teutons, by Clever Juggling,
Represent Austria as Mak
ing Statement Opposite to
That in Text.
VON TIRPITZ WAS
BACK OF GERMAN
' LABOR UNREST
Amsterdam, Feb. 6.-rAt his trial be
fore a court-martial Deputy Wilhelm
Dittmann, an independent socialist,
according to the Koelnische Zeitung,
arrihd the strike movement to re
action against the- maintenance of a
state of siege and the macninations
of the fatherland party.
The accused deputy denied that' he
promoted the strike and declared it
was only a demonstration strike
against a peace by annexation and in,
favor of peace by understanding. V
"If the government had entered into
negotiations as requested," Deputy
Dittmann said, according to the news
piper, "the strike would have lasted
only three days. .;
"The intellectual . orcanizer of the
strike was Admiral von Tirpitz."
The strike movement could not be
connected with the. Russian revolu
tion, Dittmann testified.
Ph ill on Scheidemann. the majority
socialist leader, corroborated Ditt-
mmn'i iiiimnnv that the strike was
in favor ef a peace by agreement and
that it nad no connection wtuanain
Deputy Dittmann was sentenced to
five years' confinement for inciting to
Molr trrann and was civen two
months additional for resisting pub
lic authority. '
Emma Qoldman is Now
Serving a Jail Sentence
Tffer.nn Citv. Mo.. Feb. 6. Emma
Goldman, accompanied by Deputy
united Mates warsnai jonn
- 47 women were in this-department it ten
minutes after tbi opening hour, 9 o'clock
30 women were in when this ad was finished
The sales have been tremendous. j
This) day will probably be, a record breaker
for Omaha, v ' ' " ' V . ' '
Tomorrow will be greater than today, be
cause we will sell Suits'. Thursday. ' ;
( Suits of every sort," Suits for, every kind of
wear, Suits for all figures.' , - -
"Dark Suits, Light Suits, Plain, Tailored
Suits, Fancy Suits. Come early to get the pick,
because they will ail be sold before the day is
The Reason for This Sale
The heating in our Annex Department has
been from a forced hot air system. Through a
scries of unavoidable circumstances, covering a
period of the past 90 days, the heat has been
loaded with smoke. '
It immaterially soiled the Suitsf.
We asked the First National Bank what to
do. They said, "Sell them and we will stand
WE STAND THE BALANCE
. YOU GET THE BENEFIT
LHouse of Menagh Annex
. 302 SOUTH 16TH STREET .
First National Bank Building, 16th and Farnam.
Jefferson ville, Ind., Feb. 6. Five
of the 13 buildings of the Indiana
state reformatory were destroyed by
fire here early today entailing an es
timated loss of $1000,000.
Twelve hundred and eight-five pris
oners, in cell houses and dormitories,
were marshalled in orderly array and
marched to the institutional school
building, 200 yards away from the
None tried to escape.
The blaze was discovered shortly
after midnight in the trade school
building, and is believed to have been
due to crossed electric wires.
Within 4 few minutes the fire was
beyond the control of the department
at the reformatory, and Tenersonvilie
and Louisville sent apparatus.
Low water pressure nanaicappeu
the efforts of the firemen and before
tVi fir i. U9 hrnucrht under control
the trade school building, one dormi
tory, a cell house, a tounary ware
house and the administration building
had been destroyed.
Federal Board to Approve ,
Proposed Securities Issues
Washington, Feb. 6. Committees
nn Wl ranital issues in eight fed
eral reserve districts have been ap-
pointed and approved Dy tne icaerai
r.i.m. knart. it waft announced to
day1, and the board's central commit
tee is at work on applications ipr ap
proval, of proposed securities issues.
A frfc nrV and bond issues have
been approved and a number sent to
local committees tor lurtner investigation.
German War Lords Order j,
Sabotage in America
Paris, Feb. 6. The Petit Parisen
publishes a letter o! instructions to
German military agents in the
United Statea dated January IS,
' 1915. and tigned "General head-
Suarters, Dr. Fiaher." In the letter
irectiona are given concerning the
destruction of property in the
United States by explosions, and
otherwise, and the following is
"Agenta to carry on destructive
work can be recruited amongsthe
working men's unions which have
BIG EATERS GET:
Take Salts at first sign of Bladder
irritation or Bck
The; American men and women
must guard constantly against Kid
ney trouble, because we eat too much
and all our food is rich. Our blood
it filled with uric acid which the kid
neys strive to filter out, they weaken
from overwork, become sluggish; the
eliminative tissues clog and the result
is kidney trouble, bladder weakness
and a general decline in health.
When your kidneys feel like lumps
of lead; your back hurts or the urine
is cloudy, full of sediment or you are
obliged to seek relief two or three
times during the night; if you suffer
with sick headache or dizzy, nervous
spells, acid stomach, oryou have rheu
matism when the weather is bad, get
from your pharmacist about four
ounces of Jad Salts; take a table
spoonful in a glass of water before
bresjkfast for a few days and your
kidneys will then act fine. This fam
ous salts is made from the acid of
grapes and lemon juce, combined
with lithia and' has been used for
generations to flush and stimulate
dogged kidneys;, to neutralize the
acids in the urine jo it no longer is a
source of irritation, thus ending blad
der disorders. -
Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot in
jure, makes a delightful effervescent
lithia-water beverage, and belongs in
every home, because , nobody can
make a mistake by having a good
kidney flushing any time. Adv.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find huadreds of positions listed
(By AMorlatod Pre.)
London, Feb. 6. The most impor
tant passage in the speech which
Count Czernin, the Austro-Hungarian
foreign minister, delivered before the
Reichralh on January 24, which is now
causing a storm of anti-Austrian agi
tation in Germany and Bulgaria, was
cleverly distorted so as to change
completely its meaning in the version
which the German Wolff bureau per
mitted to go to England and Amer
Referring to President Wilson's
proposals, the Austro-Hungarian for
eign minister was quoted as saying:
"I think there is no harm in stat
ing that I regard the recent propos
als of President Wilson as an appre
ciable api roach to the Austro-Hungarian
point of view and that to some
of them Austria-Hungary joyfully
could give its approval. But it must
first lay down tjjis principle that in
sofar as these propositions concern its
allies, whether in the case of Ger
many's possession of Belgium or in
the case of Turkey Austria-Hungary,
faithful to its engagements to fight to
the end in defense of its allies, will
defend the possessions of its allies as
it would its own. That is the stand
point of our allies, in regard to which
there is perfect reciprocity."
Distort the Text
The correct text of this section of
Count Czernin's speech as printed in
the Vienna newspapers follows:
"So far as these propositions con
cern its allies, whether in the case of
German possessions, Belgium or Tur
key, Austria-Hungary, faithful to its
engagement, will go to the extreme in
defcn.se of its allies. It will defend
the pre-war possessions of its allies
as it would its own."
By removing the comma between
"German possessions" and "Belgium"
and by dropping the important adjec
tive "pre-war" Count Czernin was
made to say that he would defend
Germany's possession of Belgium.
This is the very thing he emphati
cally disclaimed. He definitely dis
sociated Belgium from German pos
sessions and declared that Austria
would defend only the pre-war pos
sessions of its allies. ... ,
It is this declaration obviously op
posed to the German militarist pro
gram and to Bulgaria's avowed war
aims programs which is causing such
a stir in Berlin and Sofia.
County Board Raises Price
Of Road Dragging to 90 Cents
The board of county supervisors
has raised the price of road dragging
from 75 cents a mile to 90 cents. The
new price will prevail during . Wia. ,
Farmers or others with teams capable
of fooing the work have refused to
take the job at the 75 cent price, and
the reports that the road patrolmen
have turned in to the county board
have shown- tne necessity iw in
creased pay if the work is to be done
promptly at' the decisive t moments
when it will be effective. Under nor
mal conditions one team can . only
drag a few miles of highway, for the
drag must pass repeatedly over the
surface to be efficient. The use of the
drags at the psychological moment
is to figure in county road work this
year, and it will all be under direc
tion of the newly appointed road
patrols, who must be constantly on
the jou. . ; v ,
Finest, Largest, Shoe Repairing
Equipment In All' The
West Has Already
Been Set Up.
Work Already Being Taken In.
Public Is Asking: "What
Next May We Expect
'Pop" Wallace, Veteran
U. P. Conductor, Is Dead
M. C. (Pop) Wallace, veteran Un
ion Pacific conductor, died Wednes
day morning at the home of Edward
Morris, 1515 William street. He
lived 25 years with Mr. Morris, a
Mr. Wallace was one of six heavy
weight conductors on the Union Pa
cific. He was 60 years old, served as
conductor 32 years and was well
known as a railroader and base ball
fan. Frank Chance was one of his
Brothers and sisters live at Grin
nell, Marshalltown, Riceville, la., and
Germans Drop Bombs
On 'Priceless Art
Treasures of Venice
(By Anoclsted Prem.).
Venice. Monday. Feb. 4. It was
elieved that the enemy had de
cided to respect the remaining art
treasures in Venice, but this policy
of terrorism was resumed last night.
The siren sounded soon after mid
night and the alarm continued until
Several bombs were dropped.
A number of bombs fell Into the
water at the eastern end of the
Coffee Speculation Stops.
Washington, Feb. 6. Speculation
j in green coffee on the New York cof-
frr and iHtrar pvrhanffe was ordfred
discontinued today by Food Admin
The prohibition is effected by tor
biddiiig dealing in green coffct on th
exchange at a price above i'i cent i
pound for type No. 7 on spot mom '.is
Introduce Bill to Make
Hawaii Dry After Wai
Washington, Feb. 6. Senator Slier
pard of Texas today introduced a biL
to make Hawaii "bone dry" after Jul
1, 1924, or six months after the war
should it be prolonged later than tha'
Twenty per cent of the voters couk
call for a repeal election.
That extra room will pay your coa
bill. Rent it through a Bee Want Ad
Gfhe fashion Cehfer for ZVomerV0
Hindu and Moon. GIo
Crepes, two lovely new
fabrics, in beautiful pat
terns and soft, richxcolor
tones. Foulards in choice
patterns of particular dis
tinction. To be thoroughly familiar
with the best spring fab
rics pay a visit to the
Thompson-Belden silk sec
tion at your earliest con
venience. , South Aisle Main Floor.
New for Children
Fine madras dresses, attrac
tive styles, in Cope blue,
tan, green and rose. These
are very dainty little frocks
for girls of 8, 10 and 12
years. Prices, $4.50, $4.75.
One and two-piece ging
ham dresses, sturdy gar
ments for 3 to 5-year-olds,
at 50c and 65c.
New white sweaters, 2 to 4
year sizes, at $2.25, $2.50
Mikado Nainsook (39-inch)
35c, or $3 a bolt of 10 yards.
Odaka Nanisook (39-inch)
40c, or $3.75 a bolt of 10 yards.
A loyely shadow striped material
(39-inch) 40e a yard or $3.75
a bolt of 10 yards.
59c a Pair
Broken lines of Kid Gloves!
K capes and mochas, $1.25
and $1.50 grades, Ihursclay
only 59c a pair.
ND Now New Sweaters
Are of Particular Interest
Very alluring colors and combinations for spring
wear. Variety enough to meet with Milady's every
A Shetland wool sweater has five crocheted buttons,
pockets and a wide belt. "Showri in purple, coral,
Oxford and corn, $10.50.
A slip-bver style of Shetland wool with a wide purled
waistband, in turquoise, buff, spring green and
pink, $7.50. '
Another slip-over sweater of Shetland wool has a
wide roll collar of angora in a color to contrast with
the body, $9.50.
A very practical slip-over style, is of Shetland wool
with long sleeves, wide purled waist, with flared
bottom. In rose and Oxford, pink and Oxford, Cope
blue and Oxford, spring green and buff, turquoise
and buff, $7.50.
A Very Timely Clearance
Of Women's Knit Underwear
These, odd garments of
fered in Thursday's sale
are truly bargains, and as
such will be purchased by
A few "Sterling" union
suits, mercerized, and a
number of wool union
suits. Reduced M QQ
to - -
One table of cotton and
wool union suits, all good
quality, desirable gar
ments sold regularly up
Thursday - - - 7c
One group of separate gar
ments and union suits, reg
ularly $1.25, flQ
Thursday - - -,OSFC
First Comers Will
Have- Best Choosing
What's New for MEN
The Men's Shop makes this an
nouncement, to igive a partial
idea of the recent spring arrivals:
OurVirst shipment of Interwoven
hose, in all weights of cotton,
lisle and silk. Two new shades
are present cordovan and beige.
Prices, 35c, 50c, 75c, 1, $1.50
and $2 a pair.
How about a new spring tie? A
bright, rich, silk four-in-hand?
We have several score from 50c
to $4 each.
And new shirts are coming about
every day. Good looking new pat
terns, fast colors, certainly. Silks
and madras. Select now and have
your choice pf the entire lot.
THE MEN'S SHOP, ,
To the Left, At You Enter.
If there is a more progress
anch of workers in all Amer
bunch of workers in au America .
than Dresher Brothers, the Cleaners
n,.r. .t 2211.2217 Farnam St.,
Omaha, where then, pray tell, is such
a bunch? , . . .
You were surprised to near that
Dreshers put in a complete hat mak
ing department; you, were amazed
when they added a rug cleaning
.l.nf an ivhaf will VOU RSV HOW that
they have installed a complete de-! t
partment for the repairing of shoes? j
phone Tyler 345 and have a Dresherj
man come ior a pair
may have any sort of repairs, made
on the shoes and you will have it
done properly and promptly, for
Dreshers will start in with an im
mense shop, thousands of dollars
worth of shoe machinery, a force of
really skilled workers, all presided
over by a genius who has gained a
name for himself in the New Erg
land states as an expert shoe repair
man. , ' ' ,
Dreshers have almost a duplicate or
the shoe repairing equipment used
by Marshall Field & Co. of Chicago,
and you know that Marshall Field
wouldn't use anything but the best
So, when next you send in a bundle
of eleanine work to Dreshers, gather
no what shoes you have to be re
them come back I
Daired and have
with the cleaning work.
Dresher Brothers are impulsive,
quick and determined. The other day,
while the writer of this announce
ment was being shown through the
new shoe department, Mr. Sam
Dresher rushed up to Mr. Al Dresher,
saying: "Al, guess we will have to
move the hat' department?" "All
right," answered Al, and in five min
utes the "move" was under way. In
fact, in a matter of hours a half
score of workers had succeeded in
setting up an immense hat repairing
department in another part of the
To be sure. It's a progressive outfit-
Dreshers will even take care of
your "sole" rather your soles.
From now on have Dreshers repair
your shoes. Just phone Tyler 345
and a man will call
By the way, you are welcome to
see this shoe department with all its
marvels the next time you are by
this way. Come in. and welcome.
"German War Practices"
An official book of 96 pages has been issued in Washington un
der the title of "German War Practices." '
A copy of this bo'ok will be sent free to any reader of The
Bee. , ' N . t
x It sets forth the details of the system that has made Prus
sianism a word of reproach for generations to come.
It describes specific instances, individual cases, as well as
broad policies such as that of Belgian deportation.
' It is based on official sources: the archives of the State De
partment, German official proclamations, reports of American
officials, as well as the field-diaries of German soldiers.
It contains statements especially prepared by Herbert Hoov
Frederic C. Walcott, and Vernon Kellogg. '
To get a copy of this free book, fill in the attached coupon
and mail with, a two-cent stamp for return postage to The Oma
ha Bee Information Bureau, Washington, D. C.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, D. C T.
Enclosed find a two-cent stamp, for which you will
please send me, entirely free, "German War Practices." i
Street Address. "
City.... State...., n
. - 1
Powered by Open ONI