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THE) BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 1918.
FOR WAR WORK IS
: CLIMBING FAST
National Drive Alms at $750,
OOO; Western District States
"Go Over Top" and Over
The national drive of the Lutheran
church for $750,000 for work among
the soldiers and sailor is going with
a -rash, according to telegrams "re
ceived by Rev. Luther Kuhns. who
has chares of the western district,
with headquarters in Omaha.
A telegram from headquarters in
New York states that Iowa has gone
"over the top" with $25,800 already
subscribed. West Virginia, whose
quota was $2,850 for the whole state,
reports that the city of Wheeling
alone has subscribed $s.WU
Omaha Lutheran churches and
church organizations have given
$3,205, with a number of them not
The campaign throughout ' Ne-
brisk is being received with great
enthusiasm. The church has 44.221
members in the state, and the state's
quota is $19,000. Rev. Kuhns be
lteves that more than this will be
The largest single subscription so
far. received was $5,000 from a Fhila
Minnesota's quota was $89,000,
which the Mmnesotans have in
creased to $150,000. New York state's
quota of $57,000 has been more than
subscribed already by the state out
side of New York City. The latter
has-subscribed more than $50,000 al
ready. , ' . '
The amount beinsr raised bv the
Lutheran church is the largest being
raised by-any Protestant denomina
tion. All of it except $20,000 will be
used for' welfare work among our
soldiers tnd sailors.' The $20,000 will
be Used at the express request of the
federal : government in. work among
the-' Protestant aliens interned
throughout this country. ,
?We have just received word," said
Rev. Mr. Kuhns, "that 20 of the; sol
diers who lost their lives when the
Tuscania was sunk last week were
members of the Norwegian Lutheran
church at Stoten, Wis."
TO OBEY RULING
ON WHEAT FLOUR
Washington, Feb. ' 22. State food
administrators were ordered today to
enforce strictly the "fooJ administra
tion! rule requiring bakers to use 20
per cent of wheat flour substitutes in
all bakery products by February 24.
?This rule," a telegram sent to the
administrators said, "is an impbrtant
link in tt J food administration's wheat
conservation program, upon the suc
cess of w"?h depends our ability to
suppiy me aines witn tnemneat flour
that is essential to their victory and
ours. The list of substitutes is wide."
Omaha Associates ot Forster
Bid Farewell to Crockery Man
Henry C. Forster, treasurer of the
Omaha Crockery company for the
last seven years, will leave soon for
Chicago, where he will be associated
with James H. Cuming, Inc., and act
as treasurer of this company. He
will retain his interest in the Omaha
Crockery company and remain as a
director in that concern.
Forster came to Omaha from Sta
plehurst, Neb., seven years ago and
immediately on entering upon his du
ties with the Omaha Crockery com
pany he also began to make his pres
ence felt in the business circles of
Omaha. ' " .
He is a member of the Commercial
club, Rotary club, a director of the
Seymour Lake Country club and
prominent in Scottish Rite and Shrine
Thursday night at the Hotel Fonte
nelle a farewell dinner was held in
his honor, about 25 of his friends and
business' associates attending. .
T. J. Donahue acted as toastmaster.
MEASURE FOR U.S.
Petrograd is .
State of Siege
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period 12 months was rejected 45 to
29.' There was no attempt today to
revive the fight for indefinite gov
ernment control which was defeated
Include "Short Lines."
Provision for the "short line" rail
roads was made in an amendment
by Senator Cummins of Iowa, adopted
58 to 14. Independent "feeders" of
the trunk lines estimated to be worth
more than billion dollars are af-H advance was
lected. Fears expressed by many
senators today that the "short lines"
would become bankrupt if not brought
within government control was the
basis of the senate's action.
Director "General McAdoo has .op
posed the legislation for "short lines"
on the ground that no railroads ex
cept those selected .as necessary to
government unification and successful
operation should be brought within
federal direction and aid.
Determined efforts to reduce the
government compensation to railroad
As passed the measure provides that
approximately $945,000,000 will be
guaranteed the carriers, based upon
their standard net return for the
three-year period ending June 30,
1917. Senator Cummiirs offered
amendments providing, respectively,
that such net return should not be
above 5, 6 and 7 per cent of their
capitalization. -They were defeated
46 to 19, 45 to'24 and 47 to 27, respec
tively. An amendment by Senator Hitch
cock of Nebraska, to limit the resi
dent's orders to acts specifically au-H
inonzea by law was beaten 46 to 20,
but. according to the correspondent,
there is nothing whatever to prevent
them from reaching Tetrograd it they
wish, for the demoralization of the
Russian soldiers is so complete that
orders to resist the invasion would
be impossible of execution.
Capital Faces Famine.
Moreover, the enemy could easily
reduce the canital to famine, which
already is closing its grip on the peo
ple. , . . ' -The
Bolshevik capitulation to a Ger
man oeace and; news ot .the oerman
received. W retrograa
m various ways, according to
The torresoondent of the Times
savs that orofound disgust and shame
was felt and uttered by serious and
intellieent oeoole and was reflected
in the. non-Bolshevik newspapers,
A reoort to'the Morning Post says
that the saner clement of the popula
tion calls for closer relations with the
allies, lookinu to the unification of
Russia and the abandonment of the
dreams of amateur statesmen.
May Appeal to Allies.
' It is reoorteJ ill this connection
that the non-Bolshevik and nonsocial-
ist parties will try to reassemble the
constituent assembly with the view
of anoealine to the allies. (
The Petrofirrad correspondent of
the Daily Mail describes the attitude
of the people as mostly one of apathy
and fatalism, tie says tnat a major
ity would welcome the arrival of the
Germans ir the hope that they would
restore order, the feeling being that
anything is better than the present
As to the decision' to surrender' to
the Germans accounts differ.
Some say that Premier Lenine and
others that Foreign Minister Trotzky
to the. Times, knew nothing of the
Bolshevik' capitulation- until Tuesday
night. They believed the Russians
intended to resist the- German ad
vance at all hazards.
Whatever happens, it is regarded
as probable that the uermans wui
stiffen the peace terms offered at
U. S. Officers "Watch Russia.
Washington, Feb. 22. The Ameri
an general staff is watching the new
German sweep into Russia with little
more than academic interest, quite
convinced that Russia is no longer a
military factor to be considered and
that the situation has little bearing,
for the present at least, upon the
other battle, fronts.
Large .captures of military "stores
bear littlerplation to the equipment
of troops-on the Italian or. western
fronts, .officers, say, as the tuns and
rifles captured are of use only as" Jong
as the ammunition supply captured
with them last. : ,
of troops on the Italian front, officers
says, as the guns and rifles captured
are of use only as long as the ammu
nition supply captured with them
Resistance Will Increase. -
Observers here' and "in Russia, it is
understood, are satisfied: that as. the
German drive continues jt'wili rtjeet
with more resistance.' '
The greater the -.distance the Ger
mans advance tlifr'.-more' effective
would be that resistance, the military
experts, say, $jgref it wguttj -require
great numbers of troops to maintain
the German transportation lines and
give the best opportunity for guerrilla
Eventually, they think, the vast ex
tent of Russian territory and the great
population will form a more definite
movement of resistance.
The government will receive a de
tailed report from Brigadier General
Judson, who has just returned from
duty at the American embassy in
Loss of Petrograd a Blow.
The turn of events in Russia, in the
view here, swings upon the object of
the German high 'command in renew
ing operations. r.The capture of war
material from an unresisting foe is
considered of. no great importance
and the capture of thousands of prisoners-is
regarded "as, an added em
barrassment in many way's.
The taking of Petrograd, it is con
ceded, might ; he' desirable for its ef
fect in Germany and particularly in
Austria. '. V.- , - --. ;'
MINES TO WORK
AT FULL SPEED
Patriotic Sacrifice Is Un
necessary at This Time
HER HAIR TO U.S.
Representative Lenroot of Wiscon-, was responsible- for the capitulation
son, republican, vigorously criticised
the bill in the house today, declaring
it contained many inaccuracies and
With aotthy did th. vlMss. rssldsnt
listen to th. city visitor's scconnt of tha
Joys and excitement of life) In town, "W.
set verythln hart that Is worth seelnf."
said tha vlllater. "Why, last ms wa
had tha champion brass hand here, tha
week btfor. tha greatest trombone player
In tha country, and this week wa ars going
to have a graat production ot the drama,
'Lewis lbs Cross-Ey.' . I toll you that la
Coin to tie a real show!"
"What did you aay wis tha name of tha
playT'" asked-tha visitor.
"Hers, nsv. a look for yourseir,'' said,
tha other, as ha produced a much-folded
program, announcing "a grand production
of 'Louis XI.'" Everybody's Magaalna.
The correspondent" of the Daily
News, who has been in close rela
tions with" the Folsheviki; says that
at the meeting of the council of -people's
commissaries which voted oh
the question Trotzky, who had been
in favor of fighting to the last, un
expectedlv went to the other side.
This caused indignation in 'his party
and he probably will resign.
Reds Surprised Friends.
The change in the Bolshevik pol
icy to one of surrender surprised
both their enemies and friends and
threw their, supporters 1 into confu
sion. - i. C
The foreign embassies, according
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As hundreds of women
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admire these attractive
New Spring Suits
So distinctive in style, so decidedly different from
suits of the past few years. New colors, new fabrics
and new modes of trimming are bound to cause
every looker the desire to become a wearer. May
we show you these new garments soon?
187 NEW SPRING
$35, $37.50, $39.50 Values at
li will be a season of Dresses that much is certain, and thts wonderful offer makes it most .
advisable that you buy your new Spring Dress now. The most exceptional type of values is ,,
mad possible because of a very fortunate purchase just closed by our Mr. Orkin, now in
New York. , -,
v Men's wear serges, sat-
v ins, tairetas, crepe ae
- chines, Georgette com-
binaiions and novelties.
Taupe, grey, navy, ma
rine, plum, black, rose,
silver, green, champagne.
Bustle effects, over
skirts, jacket effects,
coat dresses, models
for afternoon, street
and business wear.
LAST CALL OmCOATS
Most Sensational Value Giving of
' the Year, Effective for Saturday '
','- '. ' Coma to' Stay.
One ' afternoon a woman was passing
down the street when suddenly a little girt
duihed from .tha tront door of a neighbor
"Oh,, Mrs.' Smith." exclaimed the girl,
''What do you think? -We have got a brand
new baby at our house?"
"Is that so,-- Bessie?" responded Mrs.
Jenes, with an appropriate smile, as she
patted ths little girl on the head. "Is he
going to stay with you?''
"Why yes. I think so," reflectively an
swered Beetle, "it's got its things off."r
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their capacity and get coal distributed
and into the bins when the railroads
and coal dealers can operate to the
. Order Coal Direct
The news system of distribution
will be a ereat advantage. Up to this
time state administrators have had to
appeal to Washington and to' indi
vidual mine operators to get coal for
their states. The appeal will now be
made to the district representatives
in the. districts from which the states
draw their supplies. The district rep
resentatives 'will distribute these re
quests among the producing states,
in proportion to their output, the
service beinc rendered through the
deputy, distributor in each producing
Nebraska being a minelcss state, is
not in any producing district. It will
be in a consuming district, attached
to several producing districts. The
producing districts have already been
outlined. The consuming districts
have not yet been definitely agreed
upon. It is not yet certain from
how many sources Nebraska will
draw its supply. Part of it will come
Washington, Feb. 22. Out of the
many offers of personal sacrifice
which reach the government one
made known today attracted more
than usual attention.
It was an offer to the War depart
ment by Mrs. Bridget Quinn of Coni
fer, Pa., to give her hair and her.lit
tle'daughter's hair for use in the mu
nition factories if the . government
needed them. . -
Secretary Baker wrote Mrs. Quuvn
a personal letter acknowledging "her
patriotism, but saying such a sacrifice
was not at all nec-ssary. -Evidently
the woman had heard of
the use of women's hair for. belting
on munitions machines in Germany.
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from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkan
sas and Oklahoma. Large Shipments
will come from Wyoming and Colo
rado. It is not yet settled how much
Pennsylvania anthracite and Illinois
bituminous coal Nebraska will get.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
there. -- :
Sale of Knitting
Bags for 98c
.A large selection of. stylish knit
ting bags of cretonnes and other
suitable materials. JCver so many
styles and color combinations, all
desirable. Formerly priced $1.25,
12, $2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $4.50, $5
V Little Folks
It will be a decided pleasure to
show mothers these new hats for
they are so very dainty and be
coming -quite the prettiest in .
many seasons. Styles are plain or
trimmed, as preferred, and are
modestly priced; sizes from two
to sbcyears. .....
;the Blouse Store
. A very dainty, hand embroidered ;
French voile' blouse will be sold, "
Saturday, .for $5.95.
Spring blouses of the most attrac
tive sort, are to be had from
Silk Hosiery for
Pure thread silk, lisle tops and
soles ; , white, black and colors,. :
Black, white and popular shades
in a full fashioned, pure thread
silk foQBe, with lisle tops and soles,
$1.50:-: a,.- ... v
A heavy weight, pure thread silk,
in black, white, and fashionable
Bhade9, lisle tops and soles, $1.75. '
" Pure thread silk to the top hose,
in black, white and colors, garter
tops and' double soles, $2.25.
Hughes' "Ideal" hair brushes,
"waterproof, triple bristles; sold
regularly for $2.65. For one day,
Saturday, $1.89. . ,
Wool powder puffs, lOe.
Excellent cold cream, 39c
The Men's Shop
Hosiery:" NeV " shades In Inter-
woven hose for Spring, sizes 9 to ,
12. Priced 35c, 50c, 75c, $1,
$1.25, $1-50, $2. ...
Wayne Knit for men who prefer
a full fashioned hose; In cotton,
lisle and silk, 35c to $3 a pair.
Handkerchiefs: A splendid linen
one for so little as 19c, or $2.25 a
dozen. Better qualities up to
$1.50 each. See the new hand
hemstitched styles now offered.
Underwear: We ,have the assort
ment to assure you of a perfect
fit. Superior, Winsted and Ster
ling makes, in heavy, medium
and light weight wool, cotton,
lisle or silk mixtures. ,
4 Pajamatt Ne.w . garments for
. Spring and Summer, both in pa
jamas and' night -shirts. Various
'materials and distinctive 'trims.
Faultless and Universal makes. -For
Spring; Shirts and Neckwear ..
. that surpass the best qf all other '
seasons. ., . r
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Looking FonirarJ- to' Spring--Today?s Message
for Shopping Wear
Washable leathers in gray, putty,
Newport and Smyrna. Very prac
tical because they wash so per
fectly. $2.25, $20, $2.75.
Fownes' "Filessette" is a fine
washable fabric glove with self
' and contrasting embroidery, 75c
Shown 1n qualities suitable for
undergarments of every sort for
Spring and Summer (all 36-in.).
30c sheer, $3 bolt of 12 yards.
35c medium, $3.75 bolt of 12 yds.
40c heavy, $4 bolt of 12 yards.
White Pelisse Crepe is another
good material for underwear. It
is 27 inches wide and for Satur
day, the 35c quality will be sold
for 30c a yard. :;
.' .. . Linen Section
THe best qualities, prices consid
ered, that .are to be found in the
dty. They are all linen, too.
Plain, 9c, 20c, 25c, 35c, 50c.
Initialed, 20c, 25c, 35c, 50c.
Embroidered, 20c to 50c.
A very choice variety of embroid
ered styles, for 10c and 15c
Women who discriminate are
' most enthusiastic over these Dix
dresses for porch and house wear.
They are so becoming in style, so
practical in design and so sensi
ble in' price.
' Are $3.50 to $5
An early selection
Naturally is the best.
Corsets for Dancing
and Sports Wear
A world of comfort is possible in
a correct corset modal designed
for a particular purpose. It will
give perfect freedom of motion,
add beauty, charm and grace to
the appearance of yeur"' figure
when dancing or when out of
doors. The average woman will
find a proper model, among these
new Spring styles. ;
e Present for Your Approval
Tailored Suits for Spring
Pleasing and graceful in
line, correctly tailored
from the season's choice
materials. Colors and
combinations are quite
varied enough to meet
with every individual
No Extra Charge for Alterations.
The Thompson-Belden Label J
In your new suit is a safe-:
guard against imitation,
m i s r e presentation and ,
higher prices. ; " V- l:
$35 to $105
for the newest
suits that are
Qy? Showing of Fabrics V -More
Than Ordinarily . Attractive;
Silks: Hindu Crepe is one Dress Cottons: You'll beTas
of the newest weaves ; then,
too, the designs are the
most distinctive of any for
Spring. Ask to be shown,
Cheney's Spot Proof Fou
lards need no introduction.
Their quality is too well and
favorably known. Seventy
five new designs have been
unpacked and await your
delighted with the new de
signs as we were when un
packing them. They differ
very materially from those
of past seasons. Why not
make your selections now
from complete assortments?
The new materials are usu-.
ally first shown by Thompson-Belden
Fashionable New Spring Hals
Inexpensive, as These Figures Show : k
$5, $7. 50, $10, $12.50, $15
A highly efficient organiza
tion makes possible such
wonderful hats for such
small prices. Assortments
are diversified. The range
of choice is practically un
See for yourself Saturday.
Basement Section of Millinery
New Spring Hats in Unusual Variety
$2.50 to $3.95
fCbnibs7 10 to 90 Off
Offers Wonderfiii Bargains Till
You Can Buy By Mail As Well
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