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THE BEE: OMAHA',- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918. WILSON VETOES PLEASURE TRIPS 1 17HILEABR0AD Arranges to Clear Up Visits . and Devote Himself in t, January to -Peace i'. Conference. On Boardthe U. S. S. George Washington, Dec. 12. (By Wireless ta Associated Press) President Wilson learned by wireless from CoL Edward M. House, that - the plans of the trench government contemplate the peace conference getting down to its sessions prior to January 3, and be at once began 'arratifrine his clans so as to utilize the intervening time to clear up his visits to the battle front, the Amer ican troops and Italy and . other functions in order to leave his time .entirely free when the conference begins. ' In the meantime he will have in formal conference with Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain, Premier Clemenceau of France, Pre mier Orlando of Italy and others, to smooth out any points of difference which may arise between the United States and the allies with -regard to the ground work of the conference. The president is planning to avoid rigorously all functions not neces sarily of an official nature, and will veto all pleasure trips.' .. ... Virtually all of "next week has been reserved by President Wilson for- conferences at which he will emphasize the idea that a league, of nations must necessarily be part 'of the peace treaties and is not a 'sub ject for separate action. Crdwn Prince Alexander of Ser bia will be in Paris over Christmas as will also King Victor Emmanuel of' Italy. Immediately after the Christmas holiday, the president : probably will go to Italy, returning to Paris January 2, ready to attend the' peace conference, "i In the meantime he will visit the devastated portion of France and Gen. Pershing at the front for , a review, and probably' will march at the head of the American column in V combined demonsration in Paris. In Rounding the Azores. ,'The George Washington ran close in to give the president an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the American naval base. A flotilla of American destroyers from the Brest squadron came over the horizon, and the dreadnaught Penn cvlvania broke oup signals to the .flotilla to follow. Admiral Badger Asks That , U. S. Get Itself Real Navy Washington, Dec. 12 Appropria tions to provide a navy for the .United States by 1925 as large as that cf any other . country was urged loday by Admiral Badger ot the general board of the navy, be fore he house naval committee. ; "Flu! in Ouatamala. .Washington, Dec. 12. Outbreak of viobnt epidemic of. influenza ; witff extremely high fatality rate was reported to the State department to tiay from Guatemala. The Bee's ' Free Shoe Fund To Buy Shoes For Shoeless Children The girls of The Bee business department will give a dancing party at Turpin's dancing icademy Friday evening, December 20, for the benefit of The Bee shoe fund. Tickets are being, sold at $1 each, Every dollar taken will be given to the fund to supply winter foot wear to needy children in Omaha. The girls are arranging many novel and enjoyable features for the occasion and those who at tend are not only assured a regu lar hope-to-die good time, but will have the added satisfaction of hav ing aided one of the most timely and worthy charities in Omaha. Previously acknowledged. .$888.65 W. R. 1.00 McAdoo Letter on Railroads Rouses Members of G. O.'R Washington, Dec. 12. Secretary McAdoo's proposal to keep the rail roads under government control un til v)l met instant criticism from the 'republican side when the senate convened todav. Senator Kellogg of Minnesota declared that a proposition for permanent govern ment ownership of railroads is at the bottom of the whole thing. Referring to Mr. McAdoo s letter to the congressional interstate com merce committee,xmade public last .night, Senator Kellogg said it is ''a most remarkable document, coming as it does immediately after the ad dress of the president in which the president said he had no judgment of his own. Another Belgian Loan Washington... Dec. 12. Belgium's loans from the United States were increased today to $213,320,000 by an- additional credit of $3,200,000. Credits now authorized for all the allies amount to $8,223,540,702. Dutch Premier Willing to Consult on Change of . Ex-Kaiser's Residence Amsterdam, Dec. 12. The pre mier of Holland, Jonkheer Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, who yesterday declared in the lower house that there could "be no question of in ternment in the case of the former German emperor, nor could there be a demand for his return to Ger many because of the right of sanc tuary, is quoted in a dispatch re ceived from The Hague today as also saying: . 'It in possible that foreign gov- ernmtnts might desire to consult with Holland regarding a new place of residence for the kaiser. The Dutch government would not be disinclined to this on condition that Holland be given a place in such a consultation, corresponding with the country's honor and dig' nity. - "The present arrangements is provisional," he explained, "the government reserving its definite decision." f THE CHRISTMAS GIFT SUPREME GIFT LUGGAGE IT'S SENSIBLE UJMI Durable Leather Bags, the kind you'll be proud to give, priced from - i $18.00 '$30.00 Suit Cases made of Seal, Wal rus and high grade cow hide; fitted with Parisian ivory. So highly appreciated by ladies who travel. From - $25 " $125 . '-. ' The Incomparable Hartmann. "Wardrobe . Trunk, with lift top, heavily padded inside to prevent garments coming off the hangers. Shoe box in front. Laundry bag and most clever locking device to hold drawers. Priced from $35 fci ftc FRELING & STEINLE Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases, and Good Leather Goods 1803 FARNAM STREET. JOHNSON WANTS SENATE TO PROBE ROSS QUESTION California Senator Asks Que$ tions Indicating U. S. Policy Toward Soviet With out Warrant. Washington, Dec. 12. Senator Johnson of California, republican in an address to the senate today demanded a definite statement of the American government's policy to ward Russia, lie declared a state of war with the soviet government actually exists without a formal declaration of hostilities'and intro duced a resolution calling upon the State department for all documents and information regarding the na tion's course in Russia and upon the War department for a statement of American troops in Russia and cas ualtics anions: them. For the information of congress and the American people Senator Johnson said,! he wanted to know whether it is true that this govern ment never replied to a plea from the Russian soviet government to help avert the "shameful treaty" of Krest, and .wnetner tne assistant secretary of state, speaking for the president," refused intervention last March, stating that to intervene in Siberia "would be doing in the east exactly what the. Germans were do ing m the west. , Asks' Pertinent Question. "Is it true," the senator contin ued, "that the Russian soviet gov ernment offered through its highest economic council a program for making America the most' favored foreign nation in trade and com merce and involving the control by the allies of all those supplies most desired by the central empires? "Is it frue that the American am bassador and the British high com missioner in Russia . recommended co-operation with the soviet govern ment through the American railroad mission; that the soviet government invited this co-operation and prom ised control of the Siberian railway to be placed in the hands of this mission, and that these recom mendations were refused by the American government largely as a result of misinfoi. nation received?" -J As I Walk Along the Street the Sights I See are; People's Feet-Sorry to Say Many of Them Are Sights. .... Do you consider your ieet things to 3 be crushed, cramped and crowded?. Is; it any wonder that you stop circulation? r - That makes nerve pains that .makes ' you think , you have everything that t makes you walk as if you were afraid to crack an egg, . .',,' ,.. . Why Hot have that free and easy walk the same as you swing your hand? ' Sh Stryker ' If You Arc Having" Foot - Trouble. ; " ' . . w . . i . . , ,i " V s SEE STRYKER For' Foot Comfort Service DOUGLAS SHOE iSTORE, 7nc 117N.16tKSL? Opposite the Postoff ice WILSON TO STEP TODAY UPON SOIL OF FRANCE (Continued From Face One.) and a delegation of socialist depu ties also will;be present. Foreign Minister Pichon will wel come the distinguished guests on be half of the.' French government and Mayor Goude ort' behalf of the city of Brest. ' TBepresident will' then ride along the Cours Dajot to the railway station whence he will de part tor raris at 4 p. m. The city is wild with excitement tonight in anticipation ot tomor row's great event. Patriotic meet ings and concerts are being held and the president is assured of a tumult uous welcome. Plan 48 Hours' Festivities. Paris, Dec. 12. The length of President Wilson's "official" visit in Paris has been fixed at 48 hours, according to the Matin. The re mainder of his stay here will not be marked by any state ceremony. The banquet which the senate will give President Wilson will be held it the Luxemburg palace itself, where the 'senate sits, and not, as is customary,, in the residence of the president of the senate. The tradi tional use of this chamber as a ban quet hall, which had long been abandoned, will -thus be revived. This banquet hall is the finest and most 'beautifully decorated in P,arit It is now called the lecture hall, but originally was the throne room, where the kings of France opened theparlliament. ' ' Invited to Switzerland. BerneSwitrerland, Dec. 12. The Swiss government has addressed an invitation to President Wilson to visit Switzerland. The invitation says the Swiss authorities would consider a visit from the president as fresh proof of the friendship be tween ' America, the greatest, and Switzerland, the oldest, republics in the world.? Address Encased in Gold. London, Dec. 12. The corpora tion of the city of London today passed a resolution inviting Presi- tietn Wilson to accept an address of welcome in a gold.pox and asking him to a luncheon at the Guild hall. Paris, Dec. 12. The cabinet at a meeting today, which was presided over by President Poincare, decided that Saturday, the day of President Wilson's arrival in Paris, shall be a public holiday. Baftle Fleet Sails,' London, Dec. 12. The United States battle fleet which is to form part of the escort of the United States ship George Washington into Brest, left Portland this morning. It was commanded by Vice Admiral Sims, who was on board the battle ship Wyoming. The fleet consisted of two battleship divisions under Admirals Rodman and Rodgers and one destroyer division. , , The fleet will be met at sea by 30 destroyers from Brest The George Washington, carryjng the president and his party, will be met at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning 90 miles from Brest Fire Spreads Through Two : Copper Mines of Butte Butte. " Mont.. Dec. 12. Fire which started Tuesday night, on the 700-foot level of the Neversweat mine of the Anaconda Copper Min ing company was believed-yesterday morning to have spread to the Ana conda mine adjoining. John Gilde, manager of the mines of the Ana conda Copper Mining company, said all men had been brought safely to tne suriace trom Doth properties. Both mines will be .closed for sev ,eral. days,- r .a v--. TROLLEYS MOVE IN OMAHA AS GAR STRIKE ENDS (Continued. From Face One.) opened by singing "America," fol lowed by other songs, until Presi dent Short called the meeting to order. The men left the hall shortly .'iter 12 o'clock, cheering and evi dently in good spirits.' While the union men were deliber ating, the street railway company was preparing for any ; eventuality. At the Pierce street barn provisions, cooking utensils and strikebreakers were ireported- to have been taken into the barn.- ., The men appeared satisfied after the meeting that their union has in effect been recognized and that the situation will be. fairly ironed out by the wat; labor board here on Jan uary 2.' Remove Pickets. - Pickets were removed from the car barns during Wednesday night. The meeting in Labor Temple was attended by nearly the full strength of the union. The officers explained, that some of the men could not be reached this morning, but they claimed that 700 of a membership of 800 attended. After a meeting of the directors of the street car company in the morn ing, President Wattles sent the fol lowing telegram to Chairmen Taft and Manly of the war labor board: . We accept your proposition tor, settlement of'the labor trouble here as. per your telegram of December' 11. We will abide by ' your ruling when you meet January 2. We have at all times been' willing to accept and abide by your rulings." Cost of Strike. An estimate has been made that. the strike has cost the street rail way company nearly $100,000 in loss of revenues. Out of that amount, approximately $30,000 would have been paid td employes if the service had not been sus pended for eight and one-half days by the strike. ' . Merchants 'are unable to estimate the losses they have suffered in their holiday trade. Last Saturday was the only day of the ; strike ' period when trade approached almost nor mal conditions. . ?'.' A rush of Christmas shopping is anticipated during the time that is left. The resumption- of street car traffic has put new life into busi ness generally. BUSINESS MEN JOYOUS AT END OF CAR STRIKE f m (Contlnned From Pae One.) than can be seated and not to carry any passengers on the platforms and to keen all ventilatofis and at least one window in the front of each car open at ajl times,-on; account t)f the danger of the spread of influenza. We shall comply with this order in every way possible anJ this will re quire further patience and forbear ance on the part of ;dur patfbns as it will not be possible for us to fur nish sufficient cars to transport during rush hours, all the people who want to ride under the condi tions imposed by the Health . de partment." Jerry Burnett, carmen's union cr ganizer: "The strike is " won or President Mahon would never have , ordered the men back to work. Ev erything is fine. We have good men to sit at the January arbitra tion hearing and we will get a satis factory solution quickly." Ben Short, president of the street railway mens union, in referring to the turn takin in the street car strike, said: "It is the only thing we could do; live up to the instructions of the president of the international union, until the second day of Jan uary. We have this thing won and we are coins to get everything ve ask for, for we haven't asked for anything that is unreasonable." Count Delayed Fortnight After Election in Britain London, Dec. 12. British voters will go to the polls Saturday in the parliamentary elections under cir cumstances wholly novel in -the his tory of the country. All the ballot ing -will be done in one day, instead of there being elections in different districts spread over weeks, . with long drawn out excitement And sus- pence. The votes will not be count ed for a fortnight in order that the ballots of soldiers abroad may be received and opened with the others. Among the ; political leaders, the return of Mr. Lloyd George's coali tion to "power is unquestioned, al though it may command . only a minority of the votes on account of the number of candidates in the field. .William A. Paton Dies. New York, Dec. 12. William Ag- new Paton, author, art student and former newspaper ' publishe.y died here today in his seventy-first year. He was publisher of the New York World from 1877 to 1881 and after serving four years as trustee of the National Republican, became in 188S first business manager of Scribner's Magazine. , - RHINE BRIDGES NOW IN HANDS OF BRiTiSil TROOPS Germans Cut Electric Wires, Leaving Eastern Side in - Darkness as They DePar- i-Cologne, Dec. 12. British troops are in possession of all the great bridges acr6ss the Rhine at Cologne as . a result of the sudden and unex pected .withdrawal of German sen-, tries from the eastern end of the crossings. In going, the Germans cut the electric wires in the towers cin their end of the bridges leaving the east ern side in darkness. There was no other reason f. r this, according to army officers, than to sauce annoy ance to the liritish. if possible.'. The arrival of Scotch : infantry causefl 7 the greatest' excitement among .'the. sight-scers as the .kilties swung througli the streets behind their wailing bagpipes. Thousands ot folk hastily collect ed to- see the strange soldiers in skirts, of whom Cologne had heard with unbelieving ears. ' So eagerly did the people press forward that at times traffic was practically halted. Certainly for a moment the crowds came as near forgetting their hatred,of the allies as-they had at any time in four years, for the Highlanders nlide a great hit and drew a smile to many hard faces. Traffic of all sorts is passing over the bridges, especially the big Hohenzollern bridge, which carries street car lines over the river and has massive towers as superstruct ures ' the ends. This bridge was found to have been elaborately pre pared for defense. From the design of the towers they 'appear to have been . built with steel shutters through which v were loopholes. The western end of'the bridgevis a verit able fortress, which is being occu pied by British soldiers whose ma chine guns dominate both the bridge and the road to the cathedral. Rail Wages to Remain at Their Present Level Washington, Vcc. 12. The rail road administration has no intention of reducing wages of railroad men generally after peace is declared, it was stated- authoritatively today, and if the period of government con trol is -extended fot five years, as suggested by Director General Mc Adoo, it is probable that wages will stay at their present level.. Berger Lawyer's Oration ; 1 - Interrupted by Cotirt Chicago, Dec. 12. Seymour SfH man, counsel for Coiigressman-elict Victor L. Berger of Milwaukee1 and four other. laders in the socialist party charged with conspiracy to violate the espionage act, made tlie opening statement for the defense today before a jury in the united States district court. Stedman be gan an explanation of the ideals and aims of socialism, but was interrupt ed by the objection from the -prosecution. He then attempted to show the relevancy to his defense of con ditions :n Germany and Great Britain, but the court cut short that line of argument. Stedman denied that his clients had enter"d into any conspiracy, but "they were opposed to the war," he added, "and so were 10,000,000 other citizens of this country." A recuperative diet in influenza. Hor- lick's Malted Milk, very diteitible. Adv Thompspri-Belcleii cGDi'NjKThompsoit-Belcleiv cCq Z, Established 18 8 6 ?. Egfabltshed 78 8 6 y t The Fashion GeriierfaWomen ttXJf The Fashion Center faU&meii Shp vat- Yomiir CenvenienceAU - Christmas Stocks Am Raiy Sis-fcer's -fellow told mo gir Is dorrfc have to cook now. Sis feeds him Post TbASTIES (Delicious com flakes, Gloves! Of Course! for They Mean So Much Each Christmas The best one can select is Tre fousse gloves of finest; French kid. One and two-clasp styles, beautifully sewn ' with 'hand embroidered backs, in self and contrasting colors, $2.75, $3 and $3.75. If you wish to' leave the choos ing of style and color to the one who receives the gift SEND A GLOVE CERTIFI CATE. . They are issued for any amount and redeemable at any time. ' ' I Children s ;Wear fl.hite middies with cuffs and collars of 'navy, Cope blue, rose and cardinal, also all white middies. 4 to -12 years. Excellent qualities, $2, $2.25, $2.50, $2.85. If Attractive little i gingham dresses in solid colors, besides plaids and striped patterns. 4 to . 12-year sizes. Reason ably priced. . 1f One or two-piece dresses of white pique and poplin, for eight, ten and twelve-year-old girls, i The best of children's' things are here in exceptionally fine selections at sensible prices. Third Floor . Beautiful Fabrics For the Holidays Novelty 'silks of distinctive de sign from America's foremost mills. A blouse or dress pat tern will be a welcome gift, par ticularly when it's selected from Thompson-Belden's. ' i Finest of pile fabrics. Weights especially adapted to stoles and capes. Harmonious lining silks aplenty. Woolen coatings in the more fashionable weaves and choice colors. A visit to the fabric sections is very interesting these days just before Christmas. A Christmas Greeting Card Will reach most every home on Christmas morning, and con vey by sentiment and picture the best wishes from some friend, y Our assortments are splendid at present and offer a host of distinctive ideas. Purchase now from the best selections. Art Dept. Third Floor See Our Line of 'Dollar Cravats An especially fine tie .for this price. A generous shape that knots well. Fashioned from de lightful silks in all patterns and colors imaginable. It's a better purchase for one dollar than youH find ordinarily. ' Cheney reversible four-in-hands in a new series of pat terns, $1.25. "Another showing of hand - framed silk knit ties in cross stripe designs. From Keys Lockwood. The Men' Shop To the left at you enter.. New Dress Fashions j- For Afternoon and Evening Occasions' , These latest arrivals are authentic in that they express to a fine degree of nicety the prevailing mode of Fifth, Avenue,' that great arbiter of American styles. EJvery desirable' winter fabric finds repre sentation in this showing, including the most recent favorite, chudda tricotine. A viewing of these new dresses will give you an insiirht into the coming spring fashions. - $69.50, $75 and $85 Neck-Fixings bf;Real Gharm ; Delightful collars of Geor gette, pique,' organdie and lace. '. x . Neckwear sets of matched collars and ' cuffa 1 are shown in organdie and pique. For wear with wool frocks and coats broadcloth col lars are undeniably smart in appearance. ' : collars roi ; nana ;naae Irish ' and ; Filet laces are :J veryIovely. ; t Vests of organdie, net anrK satin add distinction to i the costume. ; : - - ' i : The air of exclusiveness that surrounds neck fix- ';, ings from this .shop does not prove more costly. . You'll notice that fact . yourself when you view ii Extraordinary Shoe Values Friday I. , $10 and $12, Shoes for $8.85 a Pair Lace models of field mouse brown, dark gray and brown kid with cloth tops to match. Also black kid and patent leather lace shoes. Shoes Sold Up to $10 for. $5.85 a Pair Black kid, patent leather and brown kid shoes with white kid tops. . .. ' Real savings at these prices. All sales final. Good Hosiery j For $1 a Pair , ' Pur thread silk boot hot with lisle tops and soles. These are full fashioned hose1 of a1 splendid quality and come - in black, white and fashionable colors. A great favorite for gift purposes. " $1 a pair. ' ; Shear lisle hote, made of fine English yarn, with spliced, seams, garter tops and double soles. Shown in black, white,' gray and brown, $1 a pair. Hosiery assortments are very; complete, offering the widest, latitude in choice. A hoiery gift from this store)' will be particularly satisfac-i tory. See for yourself how well we have prepared for Christ mas. I i Beautiful PIANOS At Reduced Prices for Christmas5 Act .Now Call Tomorrow We' offer choice of 12 New Jrand Pianos, makes that have stood the test for 50 years and are fully guaran teed, only $545.00 Regular $650 Value. These instruments, from tbe standpoint of tone, quality, action, durability, case design and finish, appeal strongly to cultured and refined 'musical tastes, and embrace the Stand ard Pianos of the world. Your old Piano accepted as part payment. Terms arranged on the balance to suit. your convenience. . , ' ScNmoller & fVlueller PIANO COMPANY H131M3 Farnam St. ."The Home of the Steinway Piano" B 'I Jewelry For the Boy in His First Long Pants . TRDTnT" IN UEWELN . v ; - , What more fitting Christ mas Gift to the "proudest man" on earth than a real "Honest to John" Good Watch? ( ' With his chest thrown out and Jiis head held high just ask him' the "cor rect''time if you want to know his appreciation of such a worldly gift. All Good Jewelers have just his kind of a watch in many different styles and sizes. Just ask to see a, "real boy's" watch; Make This His Jewelry Christmas, with a Real i , , Thrift Gift. Greater Omaha & Co. Bluffs Jewelers I.