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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
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
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
$35 fci ftc
Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases, and Good Leather Goods
California Senator Asks Que$
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?"
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. ; " '
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For' Foot Comfort Service
Opposite the Postoff ice
(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--.
(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
The resumption- of street car
traffic has put new life into busi
ness generally.
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. , -
Germans Cut Electric Wires,
Leaving Eastern Side in
- Darkness as They
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
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
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
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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
(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
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. '
Finest of pile fabrics. Weights
especially adapted to stoles and
Harmonious lining silks aplenty.
Woolen coatings in the more
fashionable weaves and choice
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
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
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
, $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
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
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
Farnam St.
."The Home of the Steinway Piano"
B 'I
For the
Boy in
His First
Long Pants
. 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