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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24, 1918
National Song Week Starts in
Omaha With Patriotic Demon
strations and Singing of
"My Country Tis of Thee,
"Sweet Land el Liberty,
"Of The We Sing."
Inspired by characteristic traits of
; loyalty and devotion to America and
her allies, millions of American hearts
throbbed with patriotism during the
; unanimous singing of "America" last
night to celebrate the anniversary of
In conformity with the request
irom promoters of national song
i week, 200,000 Omahans voiced the
j notes of that inspiring hymn at 8
j OMAHA CLUB CELEBRATES.
In local theaters, cafes, hotels, ball
rooms, assemblies and private homes,
itht national air floated forth in true
'recognizance of the day.
r A patriotic dinner, celebrating the
.anniversary of the birth of Our Coun
try's Father was given in the Omaha
i R. R. Brewster of Kansas City elab
orated the spirit of America t war:
"VV are here to commemorate the
Moses First Champion
Democracy, Says Cohn
Rabbi Frederick Cohn at the
patriotic celebration in Temple
'Israel last night compared the
ancient Jewish idea oi democ
racy with the present American
idea, in a lecture on "American
ism and Judiasm," when he said:
"Moses was the first champion
of .democracy," and through the
ages the idea that Moses in
stilled has been struggling ever
upward, has become more pow
erful and was finally vested in
America when George Washing
ton first secured her Ireedom.
"Then in Lincoln that same
spirit was imbued when he made
America safe for democracy.
"Today we have at the helm
. of our nation a man v hose pa
tience is eaual to that of Lin
coln and whose power as great
as Washington, and this man
has again come forward as the
champion of the people and has
summed the whole war up when
he said, 'That the world may be
safe for democracy.' (
"The Jews are reaJy to give
their last life blood if need be
so that the principle of democ
racy may not perish from the
true values of liberty and justice of
tutf forefathers who shed true-blus
blood for a good cause," he said.
In War to Avenge Atrocities.
"Our present position in this war
calls for tin valor and courage of our
forefathers.. We are in this war to
avenge untold atrocities of tne Huns
against an over-ridden people tin
Belgians by putting down aristoc
racy and establish democracy,
'This war can only be won by the
"united efforts of everyone. We need
the old-time spirit of patriotism to
'ralame us, the old-time fire of love
lo encourage us, the faith of cur fore
fathers to Increase our valor and a
tmited endeavor to join in with the
boys across the waters and our allies,"
it The characteristic trait of the
American people to "get there first"
was described by Lieutenant Charles
j; Message Around the World.
His greatest pride was in that he
Vaptured the honor of sending tlic
jirst message around the world from
t!i British people. In telling oi tlii
fie said: "I started a telegram from
Jjoston addressed to myself. When
tli telegram arrived at Vancouver,
the cable being in the hands of the
fcontractors, it was delayed 24 hours.
It was finally sent to Australia, reach
lug me in Boston 36 hours after the
sending. Great Britain expressed
chagrin that an American should have
captured an honor they hoped to at
tain, ; "My automobile in Fiji was the
first object the natives had seen move
under power except steamships and
treated great astonishment as it did
n all parts of the distant land. The
Fijians called it 'The Boat of the
Road' and the 'Father of All Devils.'
The Princess Andy Thackenbau and
Cannibal Tom enjoyed a ride in the
Joy Rides With Princess.
i "Modesty prevents me telling how
the princess was dressed, but she was
a charming girl, much respected and
loved by the people."
Lieutenant Glidden has made 49
flights in free balloons, of which three
ascensions were made in Paris, two
in London and two from Hull, Eng
land. , "The range of vision is 95 miles to
one mile of elevation in a balloon," de
i clared the lieutenant. "One and a
half miles from Springfield, Mass.,
eight states ar visible.
"We were in Vermont at a high
elevation when an eagle landed on our
balloon and laid an egg. This egg
' was broken by shaking the valve. It
msi cooked in the warm sun and slid
inir down into the basket with the
' addition of a grain of salt we had a j
At the patriotic meeting of the
' Douglas County Association of Ne
! braska Pioneers held in the Labor
temple, Robert Cowell made the prln
: cipal address. He spoke on the re
lationship of the present struggle to ;
that of the revolutionary and civil
i wars. i
Former Congressman Dave Mercer
. was the chairman of the meeting,
which was attended by nearly 500
, members of the association.
' The schools of Omaha were closed
in observance of the legal holiday,
Washington's "birthday. Many of the
churches held special celebrations and
services obseryjng this .day.
Banks were closed and many of the
I stores closed their doors for the day.
The Fitst Christian church gave a
larty, and the pastor. Rev. C E.
Cobby, issued an .invitation . to. . all
young people of Omaha to come and
see the kind of t party that can be
put up at a church, since so many de-
' pend upon the dance halls for their
' parties. " .-?..' w
. The First Presbyterian church gave
a social, the proceeds of which are to
I lie used for the national service com
i mission of the Presbyterian church.
The Independent Order of B'nai
B'rith celebrated at 8:15 o'clock with
a patriotic program. C. E. Herring
and Charles Elgutter addressed the
A flag raising spectacle was cele
brated at Mount Saint Mary's semi
nary,- Fifteenth and Castelar streets,
where the girls of the school as
sembled around the flagpole on the
campus at sun-up and as they sang
the "Star Spangled Banner," raised
Pershing Sends Names
On New Casualty List
Washington, Feb. 2X--General
Pershing today reported one Ameri
can soldier severely wounded and
two slightly wounded in action on
Private Fred Kopansk of Chicago,
III., was severely wounded.
Corporals William B. Bowers,
Westville, Okl., and William Riley,
SwiUer, Ky., were slightly wounded.
The following deaths were re
ported: WALTER S. REYNOLDS, private,
Beaver Falls, Pa., gunshot wound.
JAMES ROULARD, private. New
Britain, Conn., fractured skull.
LAWRENCE A. W1THER
SPOON, private, 714 Thurman street,
Portland, Ore., pneumonia.
EDWARD BARTON, private,
Cooleyville, O., pneumonia.
Daughter of U. S. Attorney
Gets Job With Hoover
Wasington, Feb. 23. Miss Jane
Gregory, daughter of the attorney
general, applied at the food adminis
tration this week for an $80 a month
job, giving as references Colonel E.
M. House and the attorney general
In response to perfunctory ques
tion by the employment clerk. Miss
Gregory said she had three depen
"Three dependents?" gasped the
"Oh, yes," she replied. "I've adopted
ttd am supporting three Belgian chil
dren." Miss Gregory got the job.
Official Russ Peace
Offer Reaches Berlin
Amsterdam, Feb. 23.A Russian
courier with the peace proposals of
the Russian government has arrived
in nprtin arrnrHincr fn nAttnn 4
ceived here. The Norddeutsch Alle-
O .v-ivii.Q) UW OVlltl
official organ, says the re-opening Of
the negotiations with the Russians
cannot be expected for some time.
Dr. von Knrhlmann th C.rrmm
foreign secretary, says the newspaper,
will employ the interval in conduct
ing negotiations with Roumanla, for
which purpose he left for Bucharest
Thursday. The Roumanian delega
tion already has arrived there.
Former Newspaper Man
Found Dead in His Home
Des Moines, Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) R. E. Morris, 55 years
old. former editor nf th friitinolta
Telegram, was today found dead in
mi snacK near Kunneus, wtitre he had
lived as a hermit for several years.
When Morris did not appear about
hl home the neighbors broke down
the door of the shack and found the
Scotch Miners Oppose
British Man Power Bill
Glasgow, Feb. 23. The Scottish
miners at a conference held today, de
cided by a large majority against the
government man power bill under
which more miners would be called to
Ask Woman's Suffrage.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 23. The Mon
tana legislature signalized Washing
ton's birthday by adopting a resolu
tion asking congress to grant nation
wide suffrage to women. The resolu
tion put through the house yester
day was approved by the senate to
il a v.
Hue) City News
lint Knot Print It New Bcod Preu.
I.Ik lit in Futures. Biirgoss-Grnnden.
West Fnrnnm modern hou.se. $40
323 N. JSth Ave. D. 2947.
Rotit. C. Druescdow & Co., storks
and bonds and local securities, 860
Omaha Nat. Ban't Bldg.
Crauriock Improving J. H. Crad
dork, who has been ill at his home,
107 South Twenty-seventh avenue, for
two weeks. Is improving.
Socialists to Mot The socialist
party open forum will be held Sun
day at headquarters. Twenty-first and
Cuming streets, at 2:30 o'clock.
Teachers of Thrift Nebraska Sav
Inga and Loan association has given
lepsons for 33 years and is still at It.
Join a class any day. 211 8. 18th St.
(tnllaglief Home Ransacked The
home of lien fiallaRher, Thirty-eighth
and Jackson streets, was burglarized
about 8 o'clock Friday night. Noth
ing was stolen.
Rev. Mr. nrown at McCahr M. E.
ltev. U. (J. Brown will occupy the
pulpit at the MeCabe Methodist Epis
copal church Sunday in place of Rev.
J. H. Btlttlll, who is ill.
Qnlnhy to Spak The Omaha Phil
osophical society will meet Sunday at
3 o clock at the I.yric building. L. J
Quinhy will speak on "The Movement
for the Cultivation of Vacant Lots.
Railroad Man Arretted John F.
Cammack, a railroad employe, was
arrested for the alleged theft of $7
worth of tigarets from an Interstate
shipment. He is In the county Jail.
Hhcriff' Son Kftlfet Sheriff O. A.
fltarkey of Harlan county accompanied
hiR son, J. J. Starkey. to Omaha Sat
urday. Young Starkey enlisted in the
radio service of the navy. Uoth live
O'Brien Lead Students Midyear
examination returns In the Crelghton
law school show Dennis E. O'Brien
taking first honors In the sophomore
night class and Joseph F. J'owers a
Boy Attempt Theft Three boys,
each about 18 years old, tried to
snatch a pocketbook from Mrs. C.
" Itivans at Twentieth and Douglas
streets Saturday. She resisted and
the boys fled.
State Bank of Omaliu, corner Six
teenth and Harney streets, paya 4 per
cent on tlfne deposits; 3 per cent
on savings accounts. All deposits in
this bank are protected by the de
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of Nebraska. Adv.
Italy Hard Pressed
For American Coal
Rome, Feb. 23. During interroga
tions in the Chamber of Deputies
Tuesday, regarding the question of
coal, lack of which is crippling Italy's
transportation, facilities, it was shown
that only one-third . the necessary
amount of coal Is arriving in this
country and that no American coal
is expected to be imported, in view
of the arrangement by the English
Unless America acts to relieve the
situation, It will eventually be impos
sible to distribute food supplies
throughout Italy or properly work
mines, it was declared. War indus
tries also face a shortage of coal.
Fetterman Into Service.
(Pfom a Stiff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb., 23. -(Spccial.)-Major
A. D, Fetterman, inspector general of
the Nebraska National .Ciusirrl. who
lives at Hyannis, has been ordered to
report to Fort Robinson for induc
tion into the federal service as a
major in the department of the in
spector general of the United States.
D. 1). D., the frreatett of ikln rcmedto,
will remove those skin affliction that
have made your life a burden. That in
tolerable ItrTitan, framing and dlncom
fort will disappear under the magic of
thii remedy. Hundreda testify it has
cured cases pronounced incurable. Wa
puaranttt the first bottle to briny you
relief. Try O. O. D. 85c, 80c and $1.00.
P. Do Do
Khffinim s .l.'Pn'iM' ii 1 1-us Co
$100,000 7 PREFERRED STOCK
HARDING CREAM COMPANY,
IN AMOUNTS OF ONE SHARE OR MORE AT $100.
INTEREST TO ACCRUE FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
1 The equity beyond the Preferred Stock is large, assuring
safety of principal.
2 The earnings are greatly in excess of preferred dividend re
3 The business has been in operation since 1900, showing con
tinuous profits through lean years as well as prosperous years.
4 The management is in the hands of men with clean records
and many years' experience in -this business.
5 There are careful restrictions that fully protect the Preferred
6 The Harding Cream Company deals in a staple commodity
in constant demand. Its manufactured product has a quick
cash value. The profits are legitimate manufacturing earn
ings, and not war profits in any way.
7 The increase the company has made during 1917 is a normal
and healthy growth. Its profit per $1.00 is no larger than in
normal years. The increase in earnings is due to business
growth. The amount of butter manufactured in the United
States during 1917 was practically the same as in 1916.
BURNS, BRINKER & CO.
Stocks and Bonds for Investment
449-52 Omaha National Bank Bldg. Omaha, Neb. Doug. 895.
Special Circular On Request.
NORWAY AND 0. S.
Scandinavian Country Besieg
ing America for Provisions,
Agrees I'A to Re-Ship Sup
plies to Central 7 .vers.
(By Aisoclated Fres.;
Washington, Feb. 23. A complete
economic agreement in which Great
Britain and the other allied nations
are in accord has been reached be
tween the United States and Norway.
The complete terms have not yet been
Announcement of the successful
conclusion of the negotiations be
tween the war trade board and Dr.
Fridjtof Nansen, the Norwegian com
missioner, which have extended over
several months, was contained in this
statement issued by the war board
tonight through the committee on
"The war trade board, actiug in
harmony with a similar decision of
the British government ir. regard to
the Norwegian steamer, Alfred No
bel, has decided to release the Nor
wegian steamer Kim, now lying in an
American port, and permit it to pro
ceed to Norway with its cargo of
oil cake for fodder purposes. Dr.
Nansen, Norwegian commissioner in
the United States, has been informed
of the decision, which was taken in
view of the fact that the general ne
gotiations with Norway have reached
a point where nothing remains ex
cept the drafting of the agreement.
Norway Gives In.
"Both cargoes, that of the Alfred
Nobel, comprising flour and other
foodstuffs, were loaded in the Argen
tine and are covered by the Norwe
gian rationing agreement about to
Although the terms of the final
agreement have not been made pub
. . l
lic, Norway in a note handed to
the war trade board February 14,
in reply to a memorandum of the
board of January 26, acceeded to most
of the American demands.
It refused, however, to agree not
to export to the central powers many
of its own products, including ingre
dients of munitions and supplies of
war, on the ground that it depended
"EVERYBODY'S SHOE STORE"
B!g values for Monday and all week. Come early and get
your pick. Auto show visitors will find this the
$5 to $6
$ j Reduced
to $7 values.
Omaha's Only Low Priced Shoe Store.
"58 Stores' "That's Why"
G. R. KINNEY CO.
Be Sure You Are In "Kinney's," 207-9 North 16th St.
upon Germany for many commodi
ties and had to furnish that country
supplies in turn.
These conditions were agreed to by
That it would permit no American
products to go to the central powers.
That it would not export to the
central powers any of its own prod
ucts replaced by imports from Amer
ica. Limit Fish Exports.
That it would limit its exportations
of fish and fish products to the cen
tral powers to 48,000 tons annually.
That in exporting to neutrals it
would require guarantees that they
would not allow fo reach the central
powers any products which Norway
agreed not to export direct to those
That where machinery, coal, oil,
kerosene or other auxiliaries; imported
from the United States were used in
producing commodities in Norway the
product should not be shipped to the
Will Ration People.
That it would institute a rationing
system for its population.
Norway agreed also to limit its nec
essary exportations to the central
Norway is largely dependent upon
the United States and the allies for
food, as well as for other commod
ities and exports from America had
been sharply restricted pending the
outcome of the negotiations. Through
its control of fuel coal in this country
the war trade board was able to hold
up Norwegian ships carrying food
from other countries to Norway in
such cases where the ships had to call
at American ports.
The agreement as originally outlined
by the war trade board allotted Nor
way sufficient food for one year and
this now will be allowed to go for
ward. Originally the agreement was
for the term of one year, subject to
cancellation notice by either party and
also subject to renewal at the expira
tion of the year.
Uncle Sam Arranges for
Mail to Go to Prisoners
Washington- Feb. 23. Letters and
post cards to enemy or ally of enemy
prisoners of war and interned enemy
t: r . m . t-
aliens in ureal amain, rrance or
Italy may be sent frorn the United
States under a general license granted
by the war trade board. The letters
must be addressed directly to the
prisoners, giving the name, designa
tion and address, and must be marked
"Prisoner of war mail, via New
York," and senders are cautioned not
to include any information that may
give aid or comfort to the enemy,
store in Omaha.
White Kid Boots,
Boots that can be
FINAL FOUR DAYS
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Of The Big Money Saving
Feb. CLEARANCE Sals
HON OUTFITTIINfi GO.
This tremendous selling event closes ABSOLUTE
LY Thursday night. Prices are POSITIVELY going to
advance so you STILL have an opportunity of SAV
ING from 10 to 50 on your FURNITURE, RUGS,
DRAPERIES AND STOVES, if you act NOW.
We earnestly adviae that you ANTICIPATE your present
as well as future needs and buy the NEEDED articles during
this big CLEARANCE sale. There are still many SPLENDID
sample pieces of furniture, many beautiful rugs and draperies,
many SAMPLE stoves to select from, and the savings are POSI
TIVE don't delay. Come tomorrow and you make your own
terms as usual.
Clearance Sale of
DINING ROOM TABLES
All sample and small lots of Dining
Room Tables must be closed out in the
next four days. Many finished in the
golden or fumed oak. Some are in the
period styles. Sale prices, $10.75,
S15.50, $10.75, 24.50,
All floor samples, odd pieces and discontinued patterns must
be closed out to make room for the new Spring goods.
y" " "N
RUGS, DRAPERIES and CURTAINS
The next four days
hold unusual opportuni
ties for you in our big
rug and drapery depart
ments, as all samples and
disco ntinued patterns
must be closed out.
Brussels Rugs, pretty patterns,
size 27x54 inches, sale price,
at ., $1.89
Union Carpet Sweepers, all
metal, fully guaranteed, our
Punch Mop and Oil, a regular
$2 value, our price. . .$1.50
Tapestry Rugs, splendid pat
terns, 9x12 feet sizes, sale
Extraordinary Value can
throughout our entire store.
rocker and every
small lot of rock
ers must, and will
be, closed out.
Some wood seats,
$5.95, 87. 9o,
All samples and
small lots of Kitchen
Cabinets must be
closed out during
this sale. An oppor
tunity to secure
splendid kitchen cab
inets at a small
ASK TO SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL THREE-ROOM OUTFITS.
Everything complete and you
own terms. Our price
HIGH GRADE DRESSERS
All samples and small lots of Dressers must
be closed out during this sale. Many differ
ent patterns to choose from in the golden,
fumed oak, mahogany and bird'seye finish
es. Sale prices $9.75, $12.50,
$16.50, $19.75, $24.50, $28.75
Our February Clearance Sales are value-giving events that
occur but once a year and present unusual opportunities to save
All samples and
small lots must be
closed out during
this sale. Many
are finished in
the golden o r
fumed oak. Many
more in mahog
any. Sale prices,
All samples Steel
Ranges must be
closed out in the
next four days.
that steel has
in price and this
is your opportun
ity to secure a
splendid range at
a low price;
THE PEOPLE'S STORE.
BRASS AND STEEL BEDS
All sample and odd Brass and Steel Beds
nust be closed out during this sale. Some
ire slightly defective, others are odd or
teel beds, 91.95, I Brass beds, $7.45,
$3.75, $5.95, ! $14.50,$16.75,
$7.50 I 919.50
Princess Velvet Rugs, high
quality, 9x11 feet size, sale
Model Axminster Rugs, a
splendid wearing rug, 9x12
feet sizes, sale price . 826.50
Vacuum Carpet Sweepers, ful
ly guaranteed, sale price, each,
be obtained in every department
AH samples and
small lots of library
tables must be
closed out; finishes
are golden, fumed
oak and mahoirany.
Many wonderful val
ues. Sale prices are:
can make your
HIGH GRADE BUFFETS
All samples and odd buffets must be closed
out during this sale. Many different styles
and finishes to choose from, including a big
variety in golden and fumed oak. Sale
prices, 814.50, $18.75, $22.50,
$27.50, $34.50, $37.50
All samples and
odd Dressing Ta
bles must be
closed out in the
next few days.
Many are in the
period styles, oth
ers are in golden,
fumed oak and
es. Sale prices,
OPPOSITE HOTEL ROME.
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