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THE BEC: OMATTA. SATURDAY, JULY G,
DOVE OF PEACE
CARRIED IN AIR
Colonel Joseph Boyle Made
200-Mile Journey in Airplane
to Stop Bolshevik-Roumanian
Correspondence The Associated Press
London, Jily 5. An American's
flight by airplane ' 200 miles from
Jassy to Odessa was the means of
bringing about peace between the bol
shevik! and the Roumanians last
The American "peace dove," as the
Roumanians called him after his dar
ing flight, was Col. Joseph Boyle.
Colonel Boyle, who was formerly in
the Canadian army on the western
front, was sent to Russia as the rep
resentative of the committee of the
'American engineers in London and
epent several months in Roumania
and south Russia. The story of his
secret airplantf trip is now told for
the first time.
Colonel Boyle was one of the few
foreigners in Russia who had the con
fidence and close friendship of the
extremist Russian parties from the
beginning of the revolutionary period.
He was known among the bolsheviki
as a man of action, honest and fear
less and anxious to extend them a
helping hand in every work of recon
struction. On his journeyings around
Russia he was never interfered with
or challengedi He carried personal
letters and credentials from Lenine,
Trotzky and a host of lesser leaders
and could obtain almost anything he
wanted from the local or provincial
Soviets. He was accompanied every
where by a staff of three Russian of
ficers who spoke English fluently and
who displayed great personal loyalty
to Colonel Boyle.
During the latter part of February
the situation between the bolshev.iki
end Roumanians became very serious.
War had even been declared on Rou
mania by the bolshevik government,
owing to misunderstandings about the
status of certain Russian troops in
Roumania territory and Roumanian
troops in Bessarabia Active hostili
ties, however, had been generally
avoided, and both sides were, pre
sumably anxious to reach an amicable
But communication between Odes
sa and Jassy was in a state of disor
ganization which made the telegraphs
and the mails useless Every attempt
at negotiation between the Rouma
nians at jassy and the bolsheviki at
Odessa was blocked or brought to
naught by intriguers or mischief make-
ers. It began to look as if things were
going to drift straight into bloodshed
on a large scale.
It was at this point that Colonel
Boyle, who had been trying to allevi
ate the food shortage in Roumania,
arranged a meeting of unofficial rep
resentatives of both sides on the Rou
manian frontier and succeeded in put
ling through an agreement between
these representatives The Rouma
' nian government was ready to ap
prove the decision of these informal
plenipotentiaries, but how was formal
confirmation of even favorable consid
eration, to, be obtained from the
bolshevik side? . .
The bolshevik "delegates" were
- without credentials or authority, but
they felt if their case were properly
put before the authorities in Odessa
their course of action would be
approved. Travel between Jassy and
Odessa had been impossible for sev
eral weeks owing to the tearing up
of the railway line in Benderi and
the wrecking of several bridges and
Colonel Boyle volunteered to be the
bearer of the olive branch, to carry
the peace proposals to Odessa with
the least possible delay by means of
an airplane which he had already
persuaded the Roumanian authorities
to put at his disposal, and he proposed-
also to use his own personal
influence with the bolshevik leaders
in Odessa to secure their approval t
Speedy action was necessary, for it
-was known that orders had already
been given to the bolshevik troops to
begin hostilities on a large scale, and
it was felt , that once serious fighting
bad begun, the chances of an ami
cable adjustment would be much di
minished The necessary papers were hastily
prepared and signed, and Colonel
Boyle motored to an airdrome near
Jassy where a Roumanian pilot was
waiting The weather on the day of
Colonel Boyle's departure was stormy
and threatening, and several aviation
experts advised him to postpone his
journey He declined to be dissuaded
and left Jassy about noon, arriving
safely at Odessa shortly before sun
set The flight was made at a height of
about 8,000 feet across a rough
mountainous country and in the face
of a driving sleet stqrm. The ma
chine twice developed engine trouble,
but this was overcome and a landing
.was made in an open field not far
from the water front at Odessa. By
midnight Colonel Boyle had secured
. the signing of the peace treaty and
the cancellation of the orders for a
' bolshevik offensive against Roumania.
Mexicans Are Raising More
; Wheat and Less Deviltry
Juarez, Mex., July 5. "Mexicans
in the north are raising less deviltry
and more wheat," was the way an
American mining man who reached
here recently from a tour of the in
terior of .Chihuahua state character
ized the conditions in northern Mtxi-
co. In the fertile Laguna basin near
" Torreon, wheat has been planted in
stead of cotton this year, because of
the ravages of the pink boll weevil in
that district last year which destroyed
the cotton crop.
In the little valleys near Santa
Rosalia, Jimenez and Pilar de Concho
the native farmers have been harvest
ing their wheat crops and have found
the yield much heavier than in former
seasons. Along the Rio Grande and
Conchos rivers in the Ojinaga district
wheat harvests have been bounteous
and the farmers in that district are
prosperous. At Jimenez the old
.Hacienda Delores mill, which was
used as a fortress during the revolu--
tions, has been started to grinding
grain and the water power mills near
Santa Rosalia are again operating
af tec fo yetts of idleness.
It S. INDIANS DO
THEIR SHARE TO
HELP VjNTHE WAR
Not Surpassed by White Breth
ren in the Way They Are
Assisting Uncle Sam.
The original Americans are in the
war to the limit.
Enlisting in the military services
and the Red Cross with an enthusi
asm unsurpassed by their white
brethren and pouring out their treas
ures freely by subscriptions to the
Liberty loans, the Indians are doing
their share with a fine courage which
gives one more illustration of the in
capacity of the German mind for
computing the bond between races
when engaged in a fight for freedom.
Subscriptions by Indians to the
Liberty loans have totaled nearly
$13,000,000, according to figures com
piled by Cato Sells, commissioner of
Indian affairs. Th-t is a subscrip
tion of about $40 for all Indians in
the United States. Adults and minors
have been about equally represented
among the subscribers. ,
Over 5,000 in Service.
The number of Indians in the mil
itary services probably is more than
S,00p. Mr. Sells is having prepared
a complete record 'of their participa
tion in the great war. About 2,200 of
the total have been indexed and clas
sified, showing 1,800 in the army, 300
in the navy and 100 in other military
work. Their willingness to bear their
share of the hardships and dangers
of military life is evidenced by the
fact that 1,600 of those classified vol
unteered for service, while 600 were
drafted probably a greater percent
age of volunteers than can be shown
by any other of the numerous races
represented in the United States.
As a soldier the Indian makes good
with a rush. Indian schools, with an
attendance of 30,000 annually, have
military drill, almost without excep
tion, and to preliminary training in
military life, the young Indian soldier
adds traditionally fine physique. One
Indian school has a service flag with
ISO stars, all but IS representing vol
unteer enlistments. Another school
has a flag with 175 stars.
Descended from Warriors.
While the young braves are over
seas fighting an enemy whose cruelty
is more refined and deadly than the
uncivilized Indians ever practiced, the
grizzled old warriors of other days,!
men who, remember when the Ameri-!
can west was only emerging from a
wilderness and the white man was
still regarded as a foe, remain on the
reservations, smoking the pipe of
peace with their white neighbors and
preaching the doctrine of patriotism
to their people. Sons and grandsons
of Chirfs John Grass, Joseph, John
Gall and other Indian leaders are in !
the United States army.
Indian women, likewise, are doing
their share by aiding in Red Cross
work. Although a complete vocation
al course of four years in nursing is
of comparative recent introduction in j
the larger schools in the reservations,
six young women have been accepted
for hospital service abroad and others
are being prepared for similar work.
Indian school papers carry attractive
advertisements for the Red Cross. One
reservation boasts of a Red Cross
banner in every home. Saturday af
ternoons are devoted by the women
to sewing for army hospitals and the
boys give up their holidays to gather
ing sphagnum moss in the bogs and
marshes for use in surgical pads and
Separate units for Indians have not
been organized by the army because
of the desire to have them rub el
bows with fellow citizens and be
come better acquainted.
"Wonderful and spontaneous fidel
ity to the highest welfare of the na
tion," is the way Commissioner Sells
describes the response of the Indian
to his country's need.
"I hail this growing manifestation
in Indian life as a sure basis for the
strong and trustworthy citizenship to
which our efforts are directed."
Loath to Accept'
British Tea Habit
Headquarters American Troops with
the British Army in France, July 5.
American boys billeted m northern
France before being brigaded with
the British troops at the front are
accepting the new conditions 'philos
ophically and adapting themselves
readily, with the exception of the use
of tea as a substitute for coffee with
breakfast. They found this change too
For military reasons it appeared
necessary that the Americans brigad
ed with the British be served the Brit
ish, ration. They will be allowed to
acquire the tea habit gradually, how
ever, if they want to, coffee being
served with breakfast, as usual.
With the coffee they will get bread
and jam regularly, sausage sometimes
and bacon now and then. Their dinner
at 12:30 will consist of meat, bread,
cheese, pudding and potatoes, varied
with other vegetables when they are
obtainable. The evening meal at about
5 o'clock comprises bread and butter,
jam with tea and extras occasion
ally.. The rations are good and abundant
and when the American boy gets ac
customed to them he thrives on them.
Fifi Itaite Store JM
may bring word to va
cate your present home,
but moving is not such a
task when turned over
OMAHA VAN &
Phone Doug. 4163.
806 S- 16th St .
White. Waah Sldi-fa
Tw Big (Srounps
We never knew a Midsummer season favored with so many different styles in
Wash Skirts and we never knew a season when we had such a wonderful stock
to offer. We anticipated the biggest Wash4Skirt season in our history and pres
ent indications show that we are going away beyond our own estimates.
Several Wash Skirts give you many changes of apparel and they are so easily
and quickly tubbed that they have no rival for summer wear
These Skirts at $3.75 and $4.75 Are UnusualValues
a big table of Repps,
Cordeline, Piques, etc.,
made with big pockets,
belts, pearl buttons and
all extremely well
Sizes 24 to 30.
modeled and stylish.
Repps, Cordelines, Gab
ardines and White
Wash Satin : smart
styles direct from New York, with new belts, pleats,
fancy pockets, hemstitching and tucking; sizes 24 to
The $4-75 lot has a generous assortment of extra sizes.
Second Floor Brandeii Stores.
And Toilet Needs
We carry a full line of
the Melba Toilet Articles,
creams, face powders,
talcums, rouge, perfumes,
sachets, soaps, toilet
California Syrup Fig.,
60c size at 39c
Mentholatum, 25c size
Epsom Salts, 1 lb. pack
age at 8c
Milk Magnesia 8 oz.
bottle at 19c
Sloan's Liniment, 25c size
Valdona Castoria, 25c size
Mary Garden Perfume,
special the ounce ..$1.49
Lucille Rouge, 50c size
special at 29c
Jap Rota Face Powder,
50c size at 29c
Abonita Vanishing Cream,
35c size at 19c
Mary Garden Talcum
Powder at 49c
Mennen's Talcum Powder.
special at 15c
Williams' Shaving Cream,
Sozodont Liquid, 30c
size at .....19c
2 qt. Fountain Syringe,
Regular $1.19 value
Bath Sprays, 98c value
Bathing Bags, regular 79c
value special at ....39c
Non Spi, special at .... 33c
Spanish Castile Soap,
20c bar at .12c
Lilac Rose Soap, 'special
a bar 8c
Olivilo Soap, special a
Main Floor Rear
Exceptional Hosiery and Underwear Sale
Offering Good Savings for Everyone Saturday
For Women, Misses and Children
We are particularly proud of our Hosiery and Underwear Departments, inas
much as we carry by far the largest stock in this vicinity, and use such wise dis
crimination in the choosing of the merchandise that comes here that we are able
to offer exceptional values at all times. The volume of our business assures you
of lower prices than would otherwise prevail.
Silk Underwear, $2.95, $4.50 and $5.50
Samples from one of the best makers of Silk Underwear
On Large Bargain Tables
Women's Italian Silk Underwear in vests, bloomers, envelope chemist
and union suits, many are handsomely lace trimmed and silk embroid
ered, in pink and white, hundreds of styles; on bargain tables
at .$2.95, $4.50 and $5.50
At $1 5 9 Women's Italian Silk
p 1 .UU Boomers heavy quality;
full size; in pink or -white; worth up to
$2.50. ' , T
At (M A A Women's Mercerized
. 1W Lisle Union Suits with
tailored tops, tight knee or shell bottom ;
in pink and white.
Third Floor Brandeis Stores
Here Are the Hosiery Items
At $1.95 Women's Pure Thread Silk Hosiery,
samples. Some are Italian Silk to the top;
double soles, reinforced heels and toes, in lace
stripes, in black, white and colors, worth from
$2.50 to $3.50 ,
At $1.15 Women's Pure Silk Hosiery, full faih
and seamless; lisle garter tops, double soles,
heels and toes; in fancy stripes. In black, white
and shoe shades.
Women's $1.00 Silk and Fiber Hose at 79c
This is a very extraordinary offering. Silk and Fiber Silk Hosiery, semi-fashoned, ex
cellent wearing qualities. In black, white, pink, also gray, silver and champagne to
match the new summer shoes. Fiber silk with silk lisle tops.
At $1.25 Misses Pure Thread
Silk Hosiery, full fashioned; lisle
garter tops; double soles, heels
and toes; seamless foot; in black,
white and tan, pink and blue;
sizes 61, to 91,.
At 35e Children's Fine
Lisle Half Socks, double
soles, heels and toes, in
colors, with fancy striped
rolled tops, 35c a pair, or 3
pairs for $1.00.
Main Floor Brandeis Store
At 25c Children'! Fine Lisle
Half Socks, double soles, heels
and toes, in white with fancy
colored stripes. A very special
offering at this extermely low
Infants' Wear Depart
ment is- always inviting ,
to every mother it is a
quiet spot, where cour
teous, efficient service
is always at your com
mand. Infants' Bootees, 15c.
Of Knitted Worsted, in
blue and white and pink and
Infants' Shoes, at 59c.
With soft soles. All black,
black and white and all
Infants' Hose, at 25c.
Cotton lisle Hose for in
fanta, in sizes 4 to 6.
Third Floor Brandeis Stores
No. 2 Folding Brown! Ko
dak, takes pictures 2x3M
at 4... $8-00
No. 2A Folding Brown! Ko
dak, takes pictures 2Hx4U,
No. 2 Box Brown!, takes
pictures 2Kx3, at $2.75
No. 2A Box Brownie, takes
pictures 2x4 at $3.50
No. 2C Bos Brown!, takes
pictures 2x4, at $4.50
We develop films free ij
you order prints here.
Girls' Dainty Wash Dresses
$2.95 to $5.95
We have taken particular care
to select for this Summer sea
son, the very best Dresses tor
young girls that the market
affords our selection is larger
and more comprehensive than
in any other season and at
the prices we are quoting
(comparing with the present
condition of the market) these
Dresses are real "finds" for
Ginghams, Lawns, Crepes, Chambrays, etc., with white pique col
lars, white lace collars and fancy embroidered and hemstitched
cuffs and collars.
Plain colors, checks, plaids stripes and combinations. Also a fine
lot of dainty Flowered Voile Dresses.
Sizes for girls from 6 to 14 years.
Second Floor Brandeis Stores.
One - piece Knitted
Worsted Suits, with
sailor collars, V neck,
buttoned over shoul- .
der, low cut V neck
and other styles tied
with cord in the
In combinations of
bright colors, in
checks and stripes as
well as the wanted
Second Floor Brandeis Stores
Women's Pumps at $2.49
Originally Priced Up to $6.00
The reason for the present low selling price is
because these are discontinued styles and we
are not able to show every size in each style
therefore we have grouped the lot and in many
instances you will pay less than half their reg-
1 ii n i v
uiar selling price on saiuraay.
Ivory color kid, bronze kid and patent colt, with low and high heels.
Women's Lace Oxfords, $4.95
The lot includes patent kid, black kid, tan, calf and mahogany col
or calf; low, medium and high heels; sizes 2y2 to 8 and widths AA to D.
Misses' Mary Jane Pumps, $2.48.
Gun Metal Calf and Patent Colt; turn soles,
Mature shape last, all sizes from n to z.
Main Floor, Hour Brand.!. Store
Small Boys Scout Shoes, $2.00.
Black oil grain uppers, elkskin 'soles and sizes
9 to 13. Splendid for play and hiking.
Wash Pan tstnd7ai:t3
Can't seem to get enough of those
splendid Wash Pants ' and Sport
Waists for Boys at this extraordin
ary low price They sell like wild
fire especially now when every
sort of material is going skyward.
Prudent mothers will buy liberally
while this offer lasts.
Wash Pants, 69c.
Scores of Wash Pants, in plain
colors, checks, stripes and plaids
in light and dark color effects.
Khakis, Cottons and Crashes.
Straight leg style, sizes 3 to 8
years, and Knickerbockers, sizes
5 to 17 years.
' Sport Blouses, 69c.
Short sleeve or long sleeve
styles, all with sport collars.
Fancy stripe Percales and Mad.
ras, plain white Soisettes, plain
blue Chambrays, etc. Also
plain body Blouses with fancy
collars. ' About 100 dozen to
select from, and sizes from 5 to
Sacond Floor Man's Bldf .- Brand! Stores
Georgette Crepe Blouceo
$4.95 to $5.95
Of all the materials employed for Summer Blouses,
Georgette Crepe is the loveliest and most likeable
and we are showing the most fascinating styles at these
little prices. ...' l
All the popular shades, such as flesh, whit, maize and gray. Bound
and V-necks, long sleeves. The fronts art beautifully beaded,
in dainty colors. '".
Another style has round shirred neck and sleeves trimmed wtth
narrow Val lace; in flesh and white.
And at $8.95.
Beautiful Blouses with plaited frills in rest effect, also neck and
sleeves trimmed with plaited frills. ; ,
Second Floor Brand.! Stores.
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