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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1918.
HOT ACCEPT HUN
Separate Proposal from Berlin
. Will Have No Consideration
:::; at Hands of Wronged
Paris, Sept. 18. (Havas.) The
Belgian government, after consulta
tion with the allies, according to
' the Petit Parisien, has decided to
fefuse without elaboration the re-
, ported offer of a separate peace
made by Germany.
An Amsterdam dispatch Tuesday
said that dispatches received from
Berlin declared that nothing was
known in competent circles in Ber
lin regarding the reported separate
peace proposal to Belgium.
Information was received in Lon
don Sunday night to the effect that
Germany had made an offer to Bel
gium. The terms included the pro
visions that Belgium should remain
neutral until the end of the war,
that Belgium should use its good
offices to secure the return of the
German colonies and that pre-war
commercial treaties shall again be
put into operation. The proposal
contained no admission that Ger
many had wronged Belgium nor
anything concerning reparation or
Yanks Offer to Carry
Teuton Word to Kaiser
Southampton, Sept. 18. A party
el 20 German officers, prisoners of
war, found an unusual reception
;' awaiting them in Southampton. An
. American regiment was resting by
: the avenue m its inarch from the
ship to camp when the German offi
, cers were escorted past. Their
'. tUmurrU n Tialf mil. rtf
UlUgtDB IU'W.5H v. ...... v.
Yankees was embarrassing.
"Is this the road to Paris?"
- shouted on American.
' 1 "Have you any message for the
kaiser and the crown prince when
we get to Berlin?" was another jibe
from the Americans.
f The Germans plodded steadily on
" in silence, keeping their eyes on the
Leper Escapes Prison.
Tryon, N. C.. Sept. 18. John Ear
ly, a leper, who escaped from his
firison in Washington Monday, was
ocated today at the home of his
; brother, James Early, a shoemaker
of this town.
Early's father and mother are
with him and, while they have prom
ised local health authorities that he
will not be allowed to leave the
house, they dealare they would re
sist efforts to take' him, contending
there is no authority under which
he can be returned to Washington.
: Public health authorities at Wash
: ington have been advised of the
!tt vs. Credit
A Little Food for Thought
The majority of people will ad
mit that, in most cases, it is tak
ing care of the little things that
has made the big bank accounts
possible. Keeping the spare dol
lars working (as In the case of
buying war stamps or liberty
bonds). .. ;
8V4 or 4 may seem small,
but when we atop to consider
that even an investment at 4
interest compounded will double
our capital in less than 18 years,
it seems really worth while.
Every successful merchant or
manufacturer must, in figuring
the cost price of his goods, allow
a certain percentage for over
headviz, cost of clerk hire, ad
vertising, delivery and (in .the
case of concerns that . sell on
credit) the cost of maintaining a
credit departm ent losses
through bad accounts, costs of
collections, interest In deferred
Jayments, etc., which, if you
now, you will agree is no small
To reduce the overhead to the
minimum, without injury to busi
ness in general or good service in
particular, is the ambition of
every big business executive ; the
reason is obvious; it allows them
just that percentage more lati
tude in marking goods, just that
much greater opportunity to
undersell the other fellow with
out the necessity of reducing
legitimate profits, and while, to
be able to undersell 1 at -ll
times a pleasure, to sell? at the
lowest possible price consistent
with honest merchandising be
comes, under present conditions,
reslly a patriotic duty.
Consider the elimination in the
cost of merchandise of the saving
ef cash discounts, through buy
ing for cash, the percentage of
loss and expense incident to
mirtainin? a credit department,
wh'ch cash selling disposes of,
and we will confidently leave
it to you to judge who stands in
the best rosit'on to deliver the
best merchandise value,' vi?: The
house that buys and sells for
cash or t' house that buys on
time d sells on time.
Quality being equal, a 5c sav
ing on this purchase, a 25c or f I
less nrice on ,- that, may 89m
small on a single article, but fig
ure the r-ercentaet consider
what it will amount to on' your
year's purchases. : "
We believe your decision will
be ' as ' ours was , years aso as
thousands who have really Riven
the subjsrt serious cons'dcrstion,
have decided, that Cash Buying
Yes. we're after more converts
to the cash buying plan and b-
eve eur merchandise viu-s n-u
ove its wisdom beyond ptr-
afventure of a cocdc
The following Nebraskans and
Iowans are mentioned in the cas
ualty list of Thursday morning,
Corp. Ernest E. Bickford, killed,
next of kin Jessie Bickford, North
Fred S. Himebaugh, missing in
action, next of kin Mrs. Hattie
E. Himebaugh, Malvern, la.
Ernest G. Lutz, missing in ac
tion, next of kin J. J. Lutz, Papil
lion. The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the American expeditionary
forces: Killed in action, 37; missing
in action, 38; wounded severely,
39; died of wounds. 11; died from
aeroplane accident. 1; wounded, de
gree undetermined, 5; died of dis
ease, 8; prisoners, 3. Total, 142.
Killed In Action. '
Lt. Ltollts O. Crns, Columbia. Turn.
Lt Wlllard T. Lusk, Roswell, N. M.
Lt. Jossph A. Skralt. New York, N. T.
Sert Thomaa E. Lamont, Yuma, Mich
Berft. Joseph Levoy, New York. N. Y.
CorD. Ernest E. Bickford, North Enf-
Corp. Wlllard M. Campbell, Morrison,
Corp. John Ruoff, woodhaven, N. T.
Corp. George M. Shanon, Boston, Mass.
Corp. James T. Valentine, Berwick, Pa.
Corp. Herbert W. Wlllman, Stillwater,
Ralph W. Wright, Gladwin, Mich.
Stanley H. Berry, Philadelphia, Pa.
ewla E. Daniels. Pomeroy, O.
Adam Fetter, Russia.
Fred Folmer, Avondate, Mont.
Kriti W. Galln. Cullman, Ala.
Jimei E. Howell, .Tooele, Utah.
Joseph L. Huntley, Rtitherfordton, N. C.
Anton Jerabek, New York, N. Y.
Emll K. Johnson, Montevideo, Minn.
Joseph Juraslnskl, Milwaukee, Wis.
Joseph Kohen, New York, N. T.
Felix Kusbarskls. Utlca, N. Y.
Henry Maerts, Sheboygan, Wis.
Enoch O. Marfraf, New York, N. Y.'
Att Mlddleton, Greenville, Ky.
Erastus I. Nelson, Leland, N. C.
John Nelson, Naw York, N. Y.
Marttno Pettlnao, New York, N. Y.
Fred Carl Schrelber, St. Paul, Minn.
Martin W. Btlber, Bayonne, N. J.
Wlllam J. Slemmer, Philadelphia. Pa.
John Bullver, Washington, D. C.
Lester Wells, St. Anthony, Idaho
Fred C. White, New York, N. Y.
Caslmlr Wleszcseclnskl, Buf(alO( N. Y.
Died From Wounds.
Lt. Heath E. Toble, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Corp. Jacob O. Boone, Spray, N. C.
Corp. David C. Brenton, Indianapolis,
Corn. Edward Grant Coxe, New York,
Corp. James E. Shuster, Jeannetts, Pa.
Waaoner George Henry Rumbaugh, Chi
Carl K. Allmond, Wynne, Arh.
Arthur Champagne, Canada.
Henry Davis, Newport, Ark.
Abraham D. Evans, Urbana, O.
Wesley Elwood Grlffeth, Dedman, N. M.
Died of Disease.
Sidney S. Etter, Portland, Ore.
Tillman Ingram, Grenada, Miss.
John L. Mllholland, Baltimore, Md.
Arthur D. Patterson, Maudlin, Mont
Lee Rhoads, Tucumcarl, N. M.
George Robinson, Jr., Paesagoula, Miss.
Frank P. Wlmberly, Electric Mills. Miss.
Died from Aeroplane Accident.
Lt. C. Ik Kohlmeier, Los Angeles, Cal.
David F. Mail. Bowdle, 8. D.
Lewla M. Rose, Athol, S. D.
Missing In Action.
Fred S. Himebaugh, Malvern, la.
Ernest O. Luts, Paplllion. Neb.
John Stots, Jr., Armour, S. D.
Survivors Land. ' !
London", Sept. . 18. Members of
the crew of the American steamship
Dora, which was torpedoed and
sunk September 4, were landed at
an Irish port on Tuesday by an
American store ship,
MEN MAKE FINE
Yankee Aviators Are Proving
Themselves Superior to Foe
in Combats Over Lines
American Headquarters in
France, Sept. 18. (Reuter's.) An
American patrol of five machines
had an exciting experience ' from
which, much to its surprise, it
emerged triumphantly. The airmen
were flying at an altitude of about
6,000 feet when suddenly seven
Fokker machines dropped out of a
cloud above them. It was pure ac
cident, ,but it unfortunately placed
the German planes in the ideal posi
tion for a fight just behind and
some 200 feet abovt the Ameri
cans. The engines of the machine
driven by the patrol leadf was
firing badly and two of t. . Fok
kers attacked him. He gave him
self up for lost, being unable to get
his machine to do anything. Just
then the youngest member of the
patrol, Lieutenant Frank, Hayes,
who was in his first fight, engaged
one of ihe enemy planes with such
fury that it was sent to the
Pilot is Shot
In the meantime, the leader, who
had been desperately working to
get rid of his pursuers, got his en
gine going and making a "virage"
shot the pilot who was just behind
him,' the enemy machine taking fire.
During the battle another German
airplane was sent crashing in flames
to the earth and the remaining four
of the enemy made for their own
Shot Through the Head.
A.iother American pilot, Capt.
Charles J. Biddle of Andalusia, Pa.,
who his five enemy planes to his
credit, did a neat piece of work on
the second day of the advance. He
lay in wait at an altiture of 18,000
feet for a German two-seater, which
at once accepted his challenge.
After a considerable expenditure of
ammunition on both sides, the ob
server in the German machine was
shot through the head. The Ger
man pilot, however, continued to
fight until his gun was disabled. He
then attempted to escape, but was
wounded. Captain Biddle preferred
to capture the German, so he fol
lowed him toward the American
lines and they made a perfect land
ing, just north of Nancy.
Raasch Held in Jail.
Fremont, Neb., Sept. 18. (Special)
Fred Raasch, who created no lit
tle sensation when he opened fire
on a detail of police when the latter
came upon him at the home of his
mother-in-law in search for an al
leged peeper, is in the county jail
here awaiting arrest on a charge of
assault with intent to do great bod
(Continued from rage One.)
portant both from the defensive and
The assault began at dawn. Un
fortunately rain began to fall about
2 o'clock and when the British went
over the top the ground was already
slimy and' hard to negotiate, espe
cially when the ridges were reached
and the men had to charge up them.
Tanks accompanied the troops and
rendered invaluable service in the
early stages of the conflict, which
waxed warm from the start.
The British preliminary bombard
ment was beyond and was followed
by the customary barrage for the
protection of the advancing infan
try. The Germans immediately re
plied with a vicious fire from large
numbers of guns concentrated be
hind the St. Qtientin canal.
Shoot by Map.
Airplane observation was virtual
ly impossible during the first hours
of the fighting from either side, so
that hte gunners were shooting by
map and were therefore greatly
On the north, Peiziere and ' a
Strongly fortified sugar factory to
the northeast were taken after hard
fighting. Epehy proved a tough
nut to crack. Here the famous Al
pine corps had been brought up and
the German army boasts no better
troops than these.
It was futile to attempt a frontal
attack against this place, which was
fairly bristling with machine guns.
The British accordingly worked
about it to the north and south 'and
squeezed it out. Ironsoy was car
ried by storm and a hundred prison
ers, were gleaned from the surviving
In the center the Australians had
to fight for every inch of ground
they took, but they pushed steadily
forward until they reacfied the crest
of the ridge. By 8:30 o'clock the
Australians had already taken a to
tal of 500 prisoners. Most of these
were Bavarians and men of the first
German reserve division and they
appeared to be of a poor class as
they came straggling back discon
solately through the drizzling rain.
One of the hottest engagements
took place just south of Leverguier,
where the Germans had fortified
themselves in a mill. This strong
hold was surrounded and 180 of the
garrison were forced to surrender.
On the right flank there was
equally hard fighting. Holnon had
been taken yesterday as a prelim- j
inary to today's attack and from this i
nnint th Rririch urpnf frrwiirA Tr i
great advance was expected in this
zone, however, as the line had al
ready been pushed forward practi
cally to the old positions.
Last night German airplanes were
busy bombing the St. Quentin sec
tor and the enemy utilized a num
ber of new type planes of huge size.
Three of these were shot down east
of Peronne. They were capable of
seating eight men. The most
astounding thing about them, how
ever, was that they carried bombs
13 feet long which contained 2,000
pounds of explosives. This is by
far the biggest bomb the Germans
have yet produced.
Miss Gwendolyn Wolfe and
Rev. John E. Flockhart Wed
"A surprise to Omaha friends is
the marriage of Miss Gwendolyn
Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Wolfe, to Rev. John E. Flock
hart, which took place this morning
in Chicaeo. No betrothal announce
ment had been made.
Rev. Flockhart is pastor of St.
Andrew's church and a brother was
formerly an assistant to" Rev. T. J,
Mackay at All Saints' church.
Miss Wolfe is a graduate of the
Omaha High school, and for the lasSt
four years has been a teacher in the
Omaha public schools. :
Poses as Henry Richmond.
Lincoln, Sept. 18. (Special.)
George H. Bennett,who has been
passing himself off for Henry C
Richmond, secretary of the state
council of defense and traveling
about the country writing checks at
Henry C Richmond, has been ar
rested in California and will hi
brought back and prosecuted.
ST. QUENTIN SURE
TO FALL SOON
(Continued from Page One.)
British bag. They now hold the
southern outskirts 'of Contescourt,
less than three miles from the sub
urbs of St. Quentin.
Hindenburg Line in Jeopardy.
This city, where the troops of von
Goeben scored a great victory in
1871. is one of the buttresses of the
Douai-Cambrai-St. Quentin-La Fere-
Laon line, beyond .which it has been
announced the Germans would not
fall back. With the French in the
outskirts of La Fere, with St. Quen
tin invested and with British battling
doggedly for Cambrai, the great Hin"
denburg defense system is in danger
of being breached at three of its
strongest points. Once ousted from
it the Teutons will have back of
them no strong fortifications until
they reach the Maubebuge defenses.
The taking of St. Quentin remains
a difficult task, however, for the
Germans are in strong defensive po
sitions and a captured order from
General von Morgen to the four
teenth reserve corps emphasized the
importance of the' terrain they hold.
He orders them not to yield another
foot of ground in "the imminent de
Macedonian Success Growing.
While the British and French were
forging ahead relentlessly in the
west, the Serbs' and the French in
Macedonia were making more em
phatic their defeat of the Bulgars,
who have been reinforced by Ger
man troops. There is every indica
tion that the offensive in the near
east is of major proportions and
that it will develop to the limit. It
has widened to the west of Sokol
and the east of Vetrenik until the
front extends over 16 miles. The
allies have penetrated M some points
a distance of 10 miles. The resist
ance of King Ferdinand's troops is
weakening as they are forced back.
While Marshal Foch was follow
ing his policyi of striking at widely
separated points .along the battle
line, the day was one of comparative
quiet for General Pershing's field
army. There was no'" activity of
consequence on their froat beyond
the usual artillery and patrol ac
Chicago to Issue "Script"
In Payment of Wages
Chicago, Sept. 18. The issue of
'script" in payment of, wages and
supply bills 'for the remainder of
the year was authorized by the city
council in special session today. It
was estimated that $5,000,000 of the
certificates of indebtedness may
have to he issued to keep the city
government running until January 1.
This action was forced by the
prospective closing of saloons un
der the president's recent order,
stopping the making of beer after
December 1, which is expected to
bring a loss of revenue to the city
amounting to $7,000,000 a year or
one-third of the total corporate in
come. An immediate increase in
taxation was predicted.
Col. Parker to Dodge.
Des Moines. Sept. 18. (Special
Telegram.) Col. H. W. Parker will
be commander of the 88th regiment
of the Nineteenth army division, now
being formed at Camp Dodge, the
War department has announced. Col.
Parker has not yet reached Camp
See Tailor Beck
If you want to escape the "war tax" on tailoring
and wear all-wool clothes that look better, wear longer
and cost less, then come over and talk it over. And
if you have been paying ready money for "ready
mades" it will certainly pay you to pay me a visit.
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fashion Center for WoacrP
New Ones for Fall
Splendid weaves that are high
ly fashionable. Velour, Kermi,
Bolivia in such rich Autumn
shades as taupe, seal, bison,
Pekin, besides all of the more
staple colors.. Do not delay
your choice of a coat, because
at present the best assort
ments are obtainable. Quali
ties are unusually fine.
Beautiful plaids1 that cannot
help but appeal to you. Rich
color combinati6ns in fine
wool skirtings at prices im
possible to duplicate (50 to 56
inch) $2.50 to $4.
Their wearing qualities are
guaranteed. All of the new
numbers for Fall are now in.
U Satin de chine in fifty dif
ferent shades, 36 inches wide,
1f Satin Nancette in fifteen
fashionable Fall colors, 36
11 Belding's guaranteed lining
silks, both plain and novelties,
36-inch, $1.75, $2 and $2.50.
Sets Are New
Made of the best grade of
soft, washable "Sanitas" that
can be kept clean by merely
rubbing with a damp cloth.
Suitable for breakfast and
dining room service. Thirteen
pieces, $1.75 a set.
The Men' 8 Shop
Manhattan, Arrow, Earl and
Wilson shirts in Fall materials,
patterns and colors. Madras,
Crepes, Fibres and Silks. All
fast colors, $1.50 to $12.
Neckwear for the man who ex
orcises good taste. Silk knit
and wide end four-in-hands.
Cheney tubulars and revers
ibles, in fact, any style you
To the left ai you enter.
The Fur Shop
We have anumber of very
good looking taupe fox scarfs,
several of which are priced
$49.50. A very moderate cost
for good fox. Others are $55,
$53.50, $65, $69.50.
An early selection will be advantageous.
Umbrellas that are
"India" is a shape that is gen
erally accepted as one of the
best ever originated. It has
numerous features not obtain
able in any other style. Col
ored "Indias" in khaki, taupe,
hunter and emerald green,
navy, royal blue, brown, pur
ple and black.
New the army and navy um
brella, with the service star
handle. Particularly attrac
tive. Suit case umbrellas in silk
and mixtures. Only twenty
three inches long when folded.
Women's Lisle Hose
New fashioned lisle hose In
fashionable grays and browns.
Garter tops and double soles,
Fine ribbed hose in black or
In the Childrcns
and Babies 'Section
Crib and bed blankets of soft
eiderdown in white and dainty
colors, 85c to $3.
Eiderdown bath robes for in
fants and children; very at
tractive styles at sensible
Children's quilted silk bath
robes in rose, cardinal and
blue, sizes four to twelve
years. Reasonable in price.
Brassieres -- Bandeaux
Give a splendid foundation for
the well fitting costume. We
have them in a variety of
styles for every occasion.
Moderate prices beginning at
YOUR 4th Liberty
may, if desired, be
purchased on the in
stallment plan you
can make your pay
ments at your bank,
your trust company
or your Building and
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