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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1918.
NEED BIG ARMY
Socialist Leader in New Gov
eminent Says People Do
Not Favor Militaristic
Loudon, Dec. 6. The man, who
more than any other person is re
sponsible for Germany's present
policy is Ernst Daumig, according
to the Herlin correspondent of the
Daily Express. I'ntil 1910 Datimig
was a member of the staff of the
socialise Vorwaerts of Perlin. Later
he was secretary of the independent
socialist;. He now is president of
the national council anil dictates to
the six commissaries, who form the
government. Darning told a cor
respondent of the Express that the
peace derogates would be selected
by the present cabinet.
..He declared the government's in
tention to get rid of all persons be
longing to the old regime.
The strength of the new German
army, Datimig told the correspon
dent, would be decided at the peace
conference, ile did not think Ger
many would need much of an army
or navy. The Germans, he said,
were totally opposed to militarism
and wished to live in peaceful un
derstanding with other nations.
Prussian Guard Support
German Social Revolution
Amsterdam, Dec. 6. A number
of regiments of the Prussian guards,
some of whom made a demonstra
tion against the government a f w
days ago, place themselves unre
servedly at the disposal of the gov
ernment and promise to defend the
social revolution "by every means
against all injurious influences," ac
cording to the Wolff bureau of Ber
lin. Where la Odilo Cyre?
The Board of Public Welfare, city
hall, yesterday received a remittance
of money from Clvde, Kas., for
Odilo Cyre who is asked to call for
' Cyre is said to have reported this
week to the board that he was
away from home without funds.
British Pension Increase.
London, . Dec. 6. The British
'government has decided to increase
war pensions, owing to the high
cost of living, 20 per cent. The in
crease will begin as from Novem
ber 1 and will extend to the end of
(Continued from I'njte On.)
tlcment is recognition of the union."
Company Pat Against Union.
It was agreed by all conferees that
the real obstacle was union recogni
tion on the part of the men. Offi
cials of the company in effect agreed
to adjust working conditions, but
not a ray of hope was given to the
strikers that organized labor would
be recognized by the company.
"It is such a complex situation
that I do not care to say anything
until it is all over," was the comment
of Rev. Titus Lowe, who attended
"I can't see that aiw progress has
l een made," was a statement by R
A. Wilson of the carpenters' union
Smith as Conciliator.
John T. Smith, conciliator assign
ed by the United States Department
of Labor to the Omaha street car
strike, arrived in time to attend the
conference. He said: -
"I am here in a capacity of con
ciliator and I do not have authority
to order either side to render any
specific act or service. My mission
is to endeavor to bring about a sat
isfactory settlement of the dispute
and to restore normal conditions as
between the coninany and the men.
'The recognition of the union
seems to be the obstacle in this
case, but 1 am not stating my opin
ion as to the merits of any phase
of the controversy. I will stay here
as long as it is necessary to bring'
about a settlement My work does
not directly connect with the work
of the national war labor board."
In Secret Session. ,
The conference was held as an
executive session. Mayor Smith,
who called the meeting, sat in a
side room with newspaper reporters
and expressed the hope that the
meeting would bring forth glad tid
ings of a settlement. He was keen
ly disappointed when told of the net
results, but expressed hope of better
Robert Cowell would not venture
an opinion on the significance of
yesterday's conference, but assert
ed that where there was talking
there was hope.
During the discussions President
Wattles of the street car company
and Mr. McMillan of the executive
com'mittee of the carmen's union
engaged in a spirited polenic, dur
ing which the whole situation was
reviewed, bringing' the disputants
back to the point of union recogni
tion. Strikers on Guard.
Huge crow'ds gathered at the vari
ous car barns ' yesterday in ex-
The Sale that the Particular Women of Omaha
Have Been Waiting For. ,
The House of .M enagh
1613 Farnam Street.
W ooltex Tailored Coats and
Suits at V Price.
Your choice of any Wooltex
Tailored Coat or Suit in our
pectation that cars would be started.
Many were just waiting to see what
would happen. At all the barns were
groups of car men, assigned to do
At Twenty-fourth and Ames two
groups of strikers were gathered.
At one point a bonfire was merrily
burning, with the men gathered
about to keep warm. On Twenty
fourth street was a hardier group
who were taking no chances on a
car slipping past them. They were
posted directly on the car tracks,
and had a red railroad flare set up.
There was no early disturbance, the
men chaffing with each other anc
with the passersby.
Urge Women Workers
to Give Up Jobs to
"Society girls and married women
now holding jobs which returned
soldiers can fill, should give them
up at once, in preparation for the
return of soldiers," said Miss Kath
leen O'Brien, director for- the
women s department of the federal
labor bureau in the, courthouse.
"The same patriotism which in
duced these women to take their
place in industry when the govern
ment issued the call, should induce
these women to give up their jobs
in order to avoid great industrial
unrest, said Miss O Brien.
"Married women or those not de
pendent on their jobs for support
should give up these positions at
Miss O'Brien placed 23 women
in clerical and stenographic posi
Over Five Thousand British
Vessels Sunk During War
London. Dec. 6. (British Wire
less Service.) During the war 2,475
British ships were sunk with their
crews, and 3,147 vessels were sunk
and their crews left adrift, accord
ing to a, statement by Sir Eric
Geddes, first lord of the admiralty
in an address in support of a fund
by the women of the empire
to erect a memorial to British mer
chant seamen. Fishing vessels to
the number of 670 have been lost
during the period of hostilities, and
the merchant marine service had
suffered casualties exceeding 15,0(1(1
men, Sir Eric added.
Severe Forms of Punishment'
OLD BUY, CITY
'ntinul front Po One.)
in position to ask anything but a
little boosting," said Short.
"As long as we can keep them
where they are we have got them
where we want them. If it comes
to a showdown we will probably ask
you for a little action, and when we
do we want you to show us what
you can do. If the rest of you make
as good showing as we have, I
don't think there will be any
Referring to the meeting Friday
afternoon at the city hall he said:
"Wc showed them where we were
at. Wattles is an obstinate man to
do anything with, but we have got
this thing right where we want it,
and before we get through we are
going to make Mr. Wattles put his
John Henry down on this piece of
He said the business men seemed
to think they had violated the war
labor board's ruling and should
leave it to that board's decision. He
added: "This thing is going to be
settled like we .want it or the cars
are not going to be moved."
Wants Labor Aid.
J. F. McMillian, chairman of the
executive committee of the railway
union, spoke along the same line,
and asked the other labor organiza
tions to support the street car men
in their fight, lie scored the street
railway company for trying to hire
soldiers to operate the cars. Mc
Millian said he had a few things up
his sleeve yet to win this fight, and
"If in case we want assistance,
how much can we get from organ
ized labor in Omaha? I heard to
night from a pretty good source
that the company is going to try to
start the cars.
"The news came to me that the
Chamber of Commerce said Wattles
must have the cars in operation by
Saturday, but after the meeting to
day, I do not know whether it is
true or not."
McMillian said Wattles did agree
to transact business for the men
through an agent of the carmen's
local, but that he will not sign the
contract. "There is no use of having
two strikes," he said "and while we
na .1 ..... i.-.ll i.'.tV. .f ...itll
Abolished from U. S. Army i we pet what we want."
John M. Brophy, international or
ganizer of the pressman's union,
from Milwaukee, said he hoped the
street car men would have better
luck in their strike than the press
men have had in trying to get an
agreement with the Worlcl-Herald.
He complained of the treatment the
union had received from that paper.
A resolution was passed request
ing the union to wire Governor
Stephens of California asking for a
new and impartial trial for Mooney,
also a resolution asking all members
to keep their war savings stamps,
and buy more if they could. "At
least until the war is over" said
President T. P. Reynolds.
President Reynolds, who is one of
the mediators appointed by Mayor
Smith, said he had hopes of a peace
ful solution of the present strike.
Washington, Dec. 6. The prac
tice of tieing military prisoners to
the bars of cells and all other meth
ods of severe corporeal punishment
has been ordered abolished by the
War department. Secretary Baker
in making the announcement todav
saia the efficiency of such punish
ment as a deterrent to violation of
military rules hase been found to
Washington, Dec. 6. (Special Telegram)
Civil service examination will be held
January 11 for fourth class postmasters,
at Irvlngtqn, Elyrta and Llston, Neb.
Dorothy J. tollman, Davenport: Vlllre V.
Belknap, Cernlwr; Alma V. Pool, Mson
City; Mario C. Webber of Keohlsh, la., all
have been appointed clerks In the war risk
Th Treasury department has extended
the charter of the Bedford National bank
until November 30, 1918.
$35 Wooltex Tailored Coats M 7 PA
and Suils for OW
Fined on Liquor Charge.
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 6. (Spec!.. 1
Telegram.) Ross Wickersham.
Nickerson garage owner, paid a fine
of $100 and costs in police court,
on a charge of illegal possession
News Notes of Geneva.
Geneva, Neb., Dec. 6. (Special The re
turn to the Girls' Industrial school of two
runaway girls was effected yesterday.
Geneva, Neb., Dec. 6. August Schults
of Bennett township settled his dlffcultieg
with the Fillmore County Council of De
fense by subscribing for (700 worth of
Fourth Liberty bonds, that having ben
A recuperative diet in influenza. Hor
lick's Malted Milk, very digestible. Adv.
Quinine That Does Not Affect Head '
Because of its tonic and laxative effect,
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE (Tablets)
can be taken by anyone without causing
nervousnee or ring in the head. There is
only one "Bromo Quinine." E. W.
GROVE'S signature on the box. 80c.
$45 "Wooltex Tailored Coals
and Suits for
$r0 "Wooltex Tailored Coals
and Suits for
75 Wooltex Tailored Coats
and Suits for
$150 Wooltex Tailored Coats
and Suits for
These garments will be conveniently
arranged on rods so that selections can
be easily made.
72 Evening Dresses
made from most lirautiful materials
Values tot $49.50
These are slightly soiled from display,
but a dry c.leHninj; will make them like
Your Choice $14 J 5
YOU; YES, YOU
yourself, can play as
well as an accom
plished musician with a
Serge and Satin Dresses
A splendid array of Sergo and Satin
Dresses specially priced for Saturday.
Exceptional value at
$15.00 $19.50 $25.00
$29.50 and $39.50 ;
values to S7.50.
There are .more of
them every day, because
their mothers realize that
we have the largest and
best stock of Children's
Shoes in the West.
are the best shoes made
for children. They are
made better, of better
materials. They look
better and wear better
than any shoes we know
of. Try a pair and be
8 12 to 11 $3.25
11 V2 to 2 $4.00
212 to 7 .. $4.50
1419 Farnam St
Mail Orders Solicited.
Parcel Post Paid.
Why not heed the re
quirements of the chil
dren and yourself by
having such an instru
ment in your home.
You will enjoy it im
mensely. We urge you to see us
before you buy a piano
We Save You Money.
Hobart M. Cable and
Nebraska Retail Clothiers
to Meet Here in February
The Nebraska detail Clothiers' as
sociation will hold its next meeting
Omaha, at the Hotel FontencIIe
February 11-13. This decision was
reached at a meeting of the execu
tive committee in Omaha, called by
S. M. Durfec m" Pierce. In the ab
sence of Secretary C. E. Westcott
of riattsmouth. who is with the Y.
M. C. A. in l'rance, Emerson E.
Smith of Spier & Siijion Co., Lin
coln, is acting as secretary. The
program for the convention will be
along practical lines, with especial
emphasis on present day problems.
The business of the clothiers suf
fered greatly because of the absence
of the boys at the front, ami a great
revival is expected when they re
Bee Want Ads are the West Busi
Rio Jatieirvi. Dec. 6. Dr. Kuey
Barbaso has been asked to act as
chairman of the Brazilian delegation
to the peace conference at Versail
les, according to newspapers here.
He formerly was presiding officer
of the Brazilian senate.
The Thompson-Belden Store
More distinctive than the ever
present -ordinary cards that
sow their purpose in such an
uninteresting way. These
have been carefully selected,
either because the designs are
unique and attractive, or be
cause the sentiments are es
pecialy suitable. In most in
stances for both reasons.
See for yourself the many
interesting cards, calendars
and holiday books and fold
ers. Art Dept. Third Floor.
The Blouse Store
Exquisite creations of fin
est Georgette Crepe, em
broidered by hand and
decorated with lovely
'$18.50, $21.50, $25,
$29.50, $35 and $39.50
Bath Robes for Women
Pleasing new styles and pat
terns, $5.95 to $9.50
A Store Service That Makes
Christmas Shopping Pleasant
Because of splendidly selected stocks
of Holiday Merchandise, wide aisles,
high ceilings and consequently fresh
air at all times, because of courteous
attention and a real desire to please.
at Thompson -Belden's
is Truly Pleasant.
for the Holidays
givers choose silks be
cause they are both beau
tiful and practical. A silk
pattern for a dress or a
blouse finds favor with
East colored tub silks in
numerous attractive striped
patterns (33-inch), $1.19 a
f Satin meteor in all favored
colors. A 40-inch fabric,
regularly selling for $3 a yard.
Saturday only $2.29 a yard.
U All-wool Jersey. A splen
did quality, in litest Fall
shades (54-inch.) Exception
al for $3.69 a yard.
To pay so little for such de
pendable qualities is an oppor
tunity most women will not
A Growing Appreciation
of Beautiful Furs
Has prompted us to make unusual preparations in
selecting exceptionally fine coats and separate
pieces of particular distinction.
Mink and Hudson Seal are foremost in favor for
the coming winter, and rightfully so, for no furs
are more charming.
Hudson Seal Muffs, $ 19.50 to $ 42.50
Hudson Seal Scarfs, $ 45 to $200
Hudson Seal Coats, $350 to $695
Mink Pieces from $ 67.50 to $675
Furs bearing the Thompson-Belden
label are of known quality.
Most Every List
If you realized as we do the
probability of a severe
scarcity of linen kerchiefs
for next year, you would
undoubtedly make larger
selections than usual at
Initials, several styles, on
pure linen, 20c to 60c. All
manner of embroidered ef
fects, all on pure linen.
Hand work from Madeira,
France and Spain. Priced
up to $15. Plain hemstitch
ed linen, 25c to 75c.
A Sale of Silk Hosiery
That's Far From Ordinary
It's annual custom to
have a Christmas sale of
silk hosiery at this store,
but seldom have the dif
ficulties been greater.
But they have been over
come and we can truthful
ly say that this season's val
ues are far better than usual
even though conditions are
Pure Thread Silk Hose in black, white
and colors qualities that sell ,
UP TO $4 A PAIR
Saturday $1.69 a Pair.
See for yourself how exceptional
is this timely holiday offering.
Small Folks Will Need
for Winter Weather
Coats in attractive styles and suit
able materials to keep out the chill
iest of winter winds. For two to
If Long coats for the baby. Lovely
hand embroidered ones of silk crepe
ie chine, cashmere and batiste, lined
in dainty silks and sateens. $4.75
to $12.50 and more.
II Smart little hats of velvet and
plush and silk in colors; besides
black and white. Plain and trimmed
11 Jersey drawer leggings of cotton
or wool, in white, brown and black.
Children'. Wear",' Third Floor.
Favor With Men
Neckwear for 50c. An extra
ordinarily good quality and style
at this price, which is 'possible
because of a fortunate purchase.
You'll not regret selecting sev
eral. A Muffler, either silk or knit,
the ends fringed with silk, $1.50
The Beit of Gloves: Fowne's
Perrin's, Lucas and Kennedy
Hansen's, in light weight kid,
mocha and buckskin; lined or un
lined; regular sizes and cadets
sizes 7 to 10 inclusive, ahso fab
ric and silk gloves, $1.50 to $3.
Good Taste in Jewelry: Krc
mentz, Kum-a-part and enamel
cuff links, belt buckles, full
dress sets in pearl; tie clasps,
vestograms; good, but not ex
pensive. Shirt of Distinction: Manhat
tan, Eagle, Arrow, Earl & Wil
son, in silks, mixtures and ma
dras; sizes 13 to 18. Priced
$1.50 to $12.
Silk Pajamas are most accept
able. Silk madras and pongee,
also silk mixtures, $2 to $5.
A step to the left as you enter.
i i .
15th and Harney
Make Your Money
We have a stock to submit to you
that is exceptional, now paying 12
per annum in monthly payments of
one per cent, with every certainty
of special dividends.
We Buy and Sell Stocks
See Us Before You Invest.
Edwin T. Swobe & Co.
1007 Woodmen of the World Building.
TO SAVF ON
one needs but call at this store where stocks are
complete, styles the latest, and particular atten
tion is paid to the proper fitting of one's shoes.
THIS STREET BOOT
is in particular demand
right now and the price
enables every woman to
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