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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1918.
SIGNS OF WAR
Citizens Celebrate Departure
of Invaders; Country Freed
From Huns Wild
' By Associated Press.
mth the Allied Armies in Bel
cium, Oct. 18. The speed with
which the German armies are re
treating from Belgium and northern
France makes it appear that they are
. twice as anxious to get out now as
they were to get in four years ago
The country, freed from the Huns
ts wild with joy.
In Lille the population celebrated
. throughout last night, shooting fire
works and dancing in the streets,
: while whole streams of old and
v young women and elderly men pa
raaeu arouna, arm in arm, singing
the Marseillaise. The soldiers and
official photographers were smoth
ered with kisses, and babies by the
score were held up to be kissed by
, tne critish soldiers.
Streets Bedecked With Colors.
' Every street in the city, which
' shows no outward signs of war, was
bedecked with the colors of the al
lies, especially with the British
Union Jack, on which was written
"Glory to our liberators."
The citizens explained that they
had kept the flags well hidden in
their houses especially for this oc
casion, for which they have been
waiting four years and were certain
- 'would come sooner or later.
' Flowers plucked from nearby
news and roses from gardens were
thrown into automobiles and pressed
upon every man wearing the British
uniform. The fighting British troops
did not sweep through the city, but
passed on either side of it, in hot
pursuit of the Germans, the last of
whom cleared out at 6 o'clock yes
terday morning, after blowing up
the bridges on the other side of the
town. This was a useless proceed
ing, because the British troops did
not need them. They went outside
the city because they had no desire
to give the Germans the slightest
excuse for bombarding it after they
were forced to leave.
.Refugees Flock Homeward.
'' Scenes similar to those in Lille
were repeated everywhere over the
vast stretches of territory wrested
from the Germans. All the roads
in the rear now contain the familiar
carts of refugees, on which are the
usual household goods and babies.
But these wagons looked strange.
The men women and children with
them are laughing and smiling as
tljey hurry to get back to their
homes. The last time they travelled
these roads they were going in the
other direction, fleeing in terror
from the enemy.
?Many of these refugees, living in
a zone seared by war, will not find
their homes at all, Some of them
will find only wrecked and fire-scarred,
skeletons. But there are many
more wh6 will find their homes in
tact for the allied armies almost ev
erywhere on this front have been
long "in the blue." Here there has
been no war since the Germans
swept through so rapidly four years
Col. Cody Removes Hat
Of Wyoming Governor
Cody, Wyo., Oct. 18. To have
a miss of 16 remind the chief
executive of a state of the respect
due the national anthem, by forc
ibly removing the governor's head
piece when the "Star Spangled
Banner" was being played in his
honor, was the peculiar experience
of Gov. Frank L. Houx of Wyom
ing during his visit to his former
As the governor of Wyoming
entered the portals of Buffalo
Bill's famous hostelry here the
band' struck up the national an
them in honor of the distinguished
guest. Immediately every hat was
off save that of the state's chief
executive. Approaching the gov
ernor, Colonel Cody's grand
daughter gently but firmly re
moved the offending headgear.
"What's the matter? Have I got
the wrong hat? inquired Gover
"That's the 'Star Spangled Ban
ner' they're playing," was the
girl's reply as she laid the hat on
a nearby chair.
To Flood Lowlands
In Eastern Belgium
London, Oct. 18. TRe Germans
are preparing to inundate the low
lying lands south of the River
Scheldt, in eastern Belgium, a Cen
tral News ilisi atch from Amsterdam
reports. The inhabitants have been
ordered to abandon their homes im
Victory Now in Sight
Says British War Secretary
London, Oct. 18. (Canadian
Press.) Lord Milner, the British
secretary of war, interviewed today
by the Evening Standard, said that
complete victory was in sight, name
ly the destruction of the Prussian
military machine. It was a serious
mistake, Lord Milner declared, to
imagine that the German people
were in love with militarism; when
the German people saw the complete
and ignominious defeat of militarism
and realized that that system had
brought them ruin, they would be as
eager to do away with it as the allies.
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f ression of their subject races have
ost all moral and human right to
rule anybody but themselves.
"We cannot and will not continue
to live under the direct or indirect
rule of the violators of Belgium,
France and Serbia, the would-be
murderers of Russia and Roumania,
the murderers of tens of thousands
of civilians and soldiers of our blood,
and the accomplices in numberless
unspeakable crimes committed in
" this war against humanity by the
two degenerate and irresponsible
"We reject the sacrilegious asser
tion that the power of the Hapsburg
and Hohenzollern dynasties is of di
vine origin; we refuse to recognize
the divine rights of kings.
"We accept the American princi
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son; the principles of liberated man
, kind of the actual equality of na
i tions and of governments deriving
all their just power from the con
sent of the governed.
"The Czecho-Slovak state shall
be t republic. In constant endeavor
for progress it will guarantee com-
plete freedom of conscience, relig
ion and science, literature and art,
speech, the press and the right of
assembly and petition. The church
shall be separated from the state.
Our democracy shall rest on uni
versar suffrage; women shall be
placed on an equal footing with
men," politically, socially and cul
turally. "Our constitution shall provide
an efficient, rational, and just gov
ernment, which will exclude all spe
cial privileges and prohibit class
Turks Not Resisting.
London, Oct. 18. (British Wire
less Service.) In Syria the Turks
- are not offering any opposition to
the British advancing toward Alep-
po. It is reported that a force of
12,000 Turkish soldiers is being con
' centrated at Aleppo under General
T.iman von Sanders.
British forces are north of Horns,
100 miles south of Aleppo.
f Peace Stocks Boom.
New York. Oct. 18. Notwith-
standing official warnings from
Washington that tne war is not yet
over, the boom in peace stocks
Y which began early in the week, to
I. Viay assumeed broad proportions. In
ftn;t nf artivitv ana scope uic
inawns vi m ovv o-
irbrt!v diet In Influent. Horllck't
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Four Omaha Nurses Are
Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa
The Birchmont branch of the
Presbyterian hospital at Thirty-
fourth and Farnum streets, recently
sent four of their senior nurses to
Camp Dodge, Ia to help in taking
care of the "flu" patients at that
place. These nurses were called by
the Chicago Red Cross Bureau of
Nursing and are Meta Connell,
MAlice Davidson, Lucile Ross and
This hospital has an unusually
large number of student nurses in
training, who will take part in war
work as soon as qualified.
arms for Returned Soldiers
is Plan of Secretary Lane
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 18. A na
tion-wide movement to provide
farms for the victorious American
soldiers on their return from the
battlefields, is endorsed by Franklin
K. Lane, secretary of the interior, in
a telegram to the International Farm
Congress, made public here by dele
gates who are leaving for their
homes today following the forced
adjournment of the congress yes
terday on account of the ban
against all public gatherings during
the influenza epidemic.
Business Men Asked
To Serve as Nurses
New York, Oct. 18. The scar
city of nurses is so great in this
city that, to deal with the Span
ish influenza epidemic. Health
Commissioner Copeland tonight
appealed to business and profes
sional men to volunteer to work
in night shifts in the hospitals,
to relieve nurses who have been
on duty for many hours at a
F ree the world from slavery end
0 Mersubscribe for freedom and
U nconditional surrender, without
R ight now you must buy, then
T o the boys who are serving here
H ello Yanks, I'll be with you
L ike you. I am doing my share,
1 f not in April it will be May or
B efore long, when they'll all be
E very one will ask, without fear,
R ead the names and give the
T the Mayor of this and every
Y on will then find, those whom
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ing, O ver the top that's what we are
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2411 Charles St.
Saturday we will offer
special values in Onyx
Regular $1.00 quality 79c
Regular $1.75 quality $1.25
Regular $2.00 quality $1.50
1508 and 1510 Douglas St.
Silk Underwear Specials
Saturday we will offer extra
ordinary values in Ladies' Silk
150S and 1510 Douglas St.
OF HUNS REFUSE
TO FIGHT LONGER
German Soldiers Rebel When
Ordered Into New Battle
Without Rest After
British Headquarters jn France,
Oct. 18. It has been learned that
in the neighborhood of Heule and
Cuerne north of Courtrai, entire
regiments flatly refused to fight,
although threatened with severe
punishment by their officers. These
regiments finally retired in a body.
From prisoners, especially offi
cers, similar evidence is being ob
tained constantly. The officers of
the 20th dragoon regiment of the
crack Sixth cavalry division, which
had been dismounted and fought as
infantry, say that the spirit of the
men was broken principally because
instead of getting a rest after their
hard fighting they had been again
sent into battle.
"Peace talk" is also said to be
having a demoralizing effect on the
morale of the men. gradually break
ing down their will to resist.
During the past few hours, some
wire and hastily constructed de
fense lines have been encountered
by the advancing allies in the area
about Louphem, Coolscamp, Eeg
hem. Pitthem and Thielt, but they
have managed to get through with
Where resistance has been of
fered, the advance has been stopped
at that particular point while an at
tack was being organized.
Then the allied troops simply
stormed the Germans or outflanked
them, punishing them severely.
Many dead Germans, therefore,
are lying here and there over the
desolate, dismal country wherever
the allied troops have passed.
Tax is Reduced.
Washington, Oct. 18. The senate
finance committee, in revising the
war revenue bill, today amended the
house provision by fixing a flat tax
of 12 per cent upon the net income
of corporations and eliminated the
section Imposing a per cent addi
tional tax upon undistributed earn
ings. Chairman Simmons estimated
that this change reduced the tax ap
HUNS HARD BLOW
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magne and taking Bantheville with
out artillery preparation. .
The Americans pushed the Ger
man infantry and machine gunners
back after fighting that lasted all
Northwest of Grand Pre the
Americans captured Talma farm in
the face of a stiff machine gun re
sistance. There was much fighting
at close quarters throughout the
French Capture Thielt.
London, Oct. 18. The French
have captured the town of Thielt in
Belgian, Flanders, west of Ghent,
and have passed on 2,000 yards east
of the town. The enemy is still re
sisting strongly between Bruges and
Cambrai, but is retiring slowly
northeart of La Fere.
Paris, Oct. 18. In the region of
the Oise, alone the Aisne, in Cham
pagne, and in Belgian Flanders, the
French troops everywhere have
made further, progress, according to
the French official communication
British Army Headquarters in
France, Oct. 18. Once more have
the Germans been forced out of the
wide strips of land all the way from
the North sea to the region east
of St. Quentin in France.
The greatest allied gains of to
day seem to have been made east
of Douai, where the British have
sliced off a substantial corner on the
east of the disappearing Lille sali
ent. The last reports received in
dicate that the British in their for
ward rush have reached positions
close to the junction of the Sensee
river and the L'Escaut canal north
of Cambrai, and gained ground
about five miles east of Douai.
Steadily and not without some
rapidity, the battle line is being
strengthened, and the Lille salient
shortly should be obliterated.
East of Le Cateau and the Sensee
river the British and Americans con
tinue attacking. They fought all
day today against stubborn resist
ance which in all cases was over
come. The British are driving east
astride the Le Cateau-Chatillon road
and have taken Bazeuel, 3,000 yards
east of Le Cateau, by assault.
The Germans are fighting with
the greatest desDeration here and
along the battlefront southward to
protect the retreat that is going on
northward. Wassigny, south of Le
Cateau, is being neared, and an ad
ditional section of the west hank
of the Oise canal undoubtedly soon
will be in allied hands.
Individual Sweater Gifts
Not to Be Permitted
Washington, Oct. 18. Because of
the scarcity of yarn, Red Cross
workers were asked today by na
tional headquarters here not to
make direct distribution to drafted
men of knitted articles made from
materials provided by the Red
Cross. Distribution of such articles
to men in the camps and abroad
will be made through the Red Cross
and not individually.
Evacuation in Belgium
. Told in German Report
Berlin, via London, Oct. 18. The
Germans have evacuated Ostend,
Turcoing, Roubaix, Lille and Douai,
according to the official staiement
from general headquarters.
Between Le Carteau and the Oise,
the statement adds, British, French
and Americans attempted to break
through and on both sides of Le
Cateau attacks broke down.
. Allies Occupy Kadish.
Archangel, Northern European
Russia, Oct. 18. Allied forces have
occupied the town of Kadish, in the
Province of Vologda, and have ad
vanced .for a distance of five miles
to the south of that place along the
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their determination to bring Ger
many to her knees. The force of
public opinion is assurance to the
world that its leaders cannot be
tricked into negotiating a premature
peace. Unconditional surrender oi
Germany is inevitable,"' the pre
In telling of the devastation
wrought by the enemy the bishop
said that before the capture of
Bapaume by the British August 29,
the Germans planted clock bombs
throughout the city, timed to ex
plode when the allied troops arrived.
A member of the French Chamber
of Deputies, a friend of his, he said,
was killed by one of these bombs
in the Bapaume City hall.
"The French people are delighted
with the American soldieis," said
Bishop Julien. "They find them
brave, enthusiastic, generous, singu
larly religious and a wonderful ex
ample of sinccreity and practical
AWonderfully Fine Sale of
Silk and Woolen Remnants
An Annual Event Offering Unequalled Opportu
nities to Save Money on the Most Desirable Fabrics.
This is not a "Sale" in the sense that it's merely an ef
fort to increase sales. Instead it's a desire on our part
to clear our stocks of short lines, accumulated during
the past weeks of busy selling. Lengths of every desirable
description, suitable for blouses, dresses, coats, skirts. The most
choice weaves of the present season are included at remarkably
low prices, regardles of their quality, for a quick disposal.
Omaha Women Know That These Remnant
Sales Never Prove a Bit Disappointing
Just a few of the several hundred items are enumerated
so as to give some idea of the values offered. Come
! Number Onalitv Regular CoIor Price of
of Yards. Q y' Price. L01or' the Remnant
3 1-4 Crepe de Chine $2 : Pink $3.95
2T-2 Wash Taffeta $1.75 Pink " $2.95
3 7-8 Taffeta $2.50 Plum " $7.25
4 5-8 Taffeta $2 Pekin Blue $6.75
3 58 ; Charmeuse $3.50 Navy $6.75
4 3-8 Jersey $2.75 Cope Blue $6.25
3 1.4 Foulard $2.50 Navy $4.95
2 1-2 Foulard $2.75 Novelty $3.95
3 1-3 Liberty Satin $5 Taupe $9.75
3 7.8 Novelty $2.50 Blue & Taupe $5.95
attn' 2-50 Black $7-50
3 1-2 Wool Jersey $5 - Sand 1 $9.25
3 1-2 costing 7'50 Terra Cotta $10-50
Ts-S Epingle " $3.50 Navy $9.25
5 Suiting $3-50 Navy $12,5(2
Imported Navy and iook
5 Velour 4 Plum 135
2 !"2 Sorting 4 Nayy and Tan $4'50
4 1-2 Poplin $3.50 Navy $10.25
3 5-8 Serge $2.75 Navy $5.95
New Hats for Children
The Children's Wear
Section, third floor.
ft Headwear for little folks
can be just as becoming
and individual as mother's,
and the best fashions are
not at all expensive.
Beautiful velvet hats
with pleated and shirred
brims and light colored
chiffon facings, come in
brown, black, rose, Cope,
blue and coral.
Black plush hats attrac
tive with ribbon trimmings.
H Dress hats of silk poplin,
in white and dainty colors.
Crowns are shirred, trim
mings are lace, chiffon, rib
bon rosettes and fur.
The above come in sizes two
to eight years.
Only good qualities are
worth considering and we
have a fine showing of just
such dependable grades for
2 to 12-years olds. Prices
Interesting assortments of re
cent styles developed along the
best lines and fashions from the
most suitable fabrics. '
$4.95, $5.50 to $10.50.
On th Third Floor
Attractive new scarfs, sofa pil
lows, infanta' pillows, boudoir
pillows and pillows for the army
and navy boys. Stamped ready
for working. Also finished
pieces if you desire them. The
same in dresser scarfs, center
pieces and luncheon sets. Com
petent instruction in daily
classes mornings, 10 to 12; aft
ernoons, 2 to 5.
On Am Third Floor
Women's Shoes Saturday
For But $3.95 a Pair
This lot consists of all broken lines of
shoes we have in stock. The sizes
are mostly small, being 2 J to 5. The
values are truly extraordinary. We
consider this a rare opportunity.
All Sales Are Final.
. J Established 78 8 6
TA b ThsJzion Geiter for Women
The Woolen Dress
Finds Favor in War Times
It's one of those garments that is appropriate
on most every occasion. About the home
of an afternoon, when shopping, for war
work, the theater, calling. Correct in
all these instances and besides being truly fash
ionable it is serviceable. What more could
one ask? Well, perhaps, comfortable
warmth during winter weather, and sure
ly a good woolen dress gives that.
Such materials as gabardine, trico
tine, serge and Poiret twill are
favored for Fall and Winter.
The Prices, $25 to $119.50
No extra charge for alterations.
If We consider it a real privilege
to be sole selling agents in Omaha
for the Trefousse giu . It is as
fine an imported French kid
glove as is possible to find.
1 Suitable new modes, pique
sewn; in brown, black, white,
navy, gray and pastel; the backs
beautifully embroidered in self
and contrasting shades; $2.75, $3
Each pair expertly fitted.
Wonderful Hat Values
Saturday for $5
Holiday showings are ready and
you'll find a wonderfully pleas
ing variety of distinctive new
styles at sensible prices.
Embroidered, all linen, 25c, 35c,
Plain hemstitched linen, 25c, 35c,
Initialed handkerchiefs in several
lovely styles of letters, 20c, 25c,
35c, 50c and 60c.
Lawn and mull 'kerchiefs, 10c,
15c and 20c.
Children's handkerchiefs, boxed,
35c a box.
Whatever sort appeals to you
most, here it is, in all its fresh
ness and in an abundant variety
Our new collection of vel
vet and velvet beaver
hats, at this moderate
price, will be instantly ap
designs that are alto
gether fashionable and
becoming. The models
are individual, each one
laving its own original
bent and irregularity of
H Material: Lyon's velvet
beaver cloth, soleil and rich
Autumn shades of terra
cotta, blue, brown, purple and
black; all attractive.
Exceptional Values for $5
Select Any $ 1 Tie and Pay
Only 85c for it
To further acquaint Omaha men with an exceptionally
fine Neckwear showing we are making this offer for
Saturday only. They are all desirable new Fall patterns,
not "could be" or "should have been," but are really
One Dollar Ties.
Choose any one we have Saturday for 85c.
Our Complete Range is 50c, 75c. $1 up to $4
You'll recognize as
good: Townes, Per
rins, Lucas and Ken
nedy. Cape stocks,
mochas and finest
of light weight kids.
Lined or unlined, as
you choose. Also
good gloves of wool
Another shipment has
been unpacked, besides
new Eagle, Earl & Wil
son and Arrow shirts.
Giving you a choice se
lection of the best
makes and patterns.
fit well that's worth
There was a time when
only the hottest summer
days called for soft col
lars, but now, because
they are so sensible and
comfortable, they know no
season. But for cooler
days we do find new
styles, most of them a trifle
higher and materials a bit
heavier. We have Delpark,
Arrow, Earl and Wilson,
25c, 35c, 50c and 60c '
The Men's Shop to the Left as You Enter.
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