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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4,
Ex-President Taft Says
Allies Must Not, Return
.Hun Colonies to Germany
Former Chief of Nation in Speech Omaha Club De
clares Victors in War Responsible for Russia,
Which Must Be Put on Its Feet; Talks
in Happy Vein.
Fx-Fresident William Howard
i'aft was the guest of honor Thurs
day night at a banquet at the Omalu
du . Business and professional men
and army officers and their wives
made up the large banquet party.
.Mr. Taft looked splendid and was
in his happiest mood, punctuating
his address with the characteristic
Taftonian chuckle and occasionally
bursting into a huge, deep laugh in
one of the senii-iiumorous periods
which broke the serious argument
of his address.
KL subject was "The League of
Nations" and he laid , down four
fundamental requirements of this
First, an international court to
decide questions out of which war
Second, a commission of concil
iation to adjust differences which
cornet be decided under principles
Third, a police power to enforce
acqu'iesence by any recalcitrant
nation m the decisions of either or
both of these bodies.
Fourth, a congress of nations to
codify international law.
Basis of Just Peace.
"We cannot make the just peace
that wentend to make without
these four fundamentals," said Mr.
'Taft "We have based our right
and power to make peace upon the
president's message of January 8,
with a change in the interpretation
of 'freedom of the seas' and" an en
largement of restoration to mean in
"This treaty will involve most
complicated details. Therefore there
must be a court to interpret its
meaning. ' We have a supreme court
tint is today interpreting the mean
ing of the greatest instrument ever
evolved from the brain of man, the
constitution of the United States.
No treaty can be made that twill not
requite interpretation as new ques
tions and conditions arise.
"The commission of conciliation
should be made permanent, or at
least for a term of 10 years.
"The nations must retain enough
power to enforce their decrees. And
the congress of nations must codify
international law and thereby give
it the sanction which some think it
Colonies Are Uppermost.
"Among the questions which the
peace conference must decide is that
of Germany's colonies. Not a sin
gle one of these colonies should be
allowed to go back into Germany's
hands, because Germany has abused
the natives in her colonies like the
Turks have abused the Armenians
She got into difficulties with one
' tribe and settled the difficulty by
exterminating the whole tribe.
"Shall we, then, distribute these
colonies into the keeping of the al
lied nations? No. t If we did, the
world would say within a year that
these nations were using the col
onies for their own ends. And it
Afoul arouse the suspicion that the
allies fought this war for territorial
"The former German colonics
should be governed by an agency of
the four or five big powers that
have won this war.
, Responsible for Russia.
."Then there isRussia. I don't
know what is to be done in that
land. But the allies are responsible
and it is their duty to retain their
power until Russia has been put
definitely on her feet. -
"Next come the questions of the
republics which are to be carved Out
of. former big powers the Ukraine,
Finland1. Esthonia, Lithuania. Po
land, Czecho-SIovakia, Armenia.
and their much-fought-over boun
daries, and of Constantinople and
"We are about to launch eight or
ten ne,w republics among people who
have never had experience in self
government and who have a hun
dred inter-racial quarrels. We set
up a republic in Cuba and it fell in
two years. And we set it up again.
And we still retain the right to
intervene if necessary. Nojwe are
about to set up eight or -fen Cubas
and teach them self-governmcjjl.
What Election Means.
"What i? self-government? It is
character. President Wilson say's. It
it the power that marks out its
future with the self-restraint that is
useful to its people.
"The most remarkable demonstra
tion of successful self-government,
ta my mind, is our own country be
teen the nominating conventions and
the day after election. The conven
tions nominate their candidates and
adopt platforms pointing out the
perfectly terrible things that will be
fall the country if the other fellow is
elected. And then the people pro
ceed to fill their minds and hearts
and mouths with violent arguments,
and one might think that at election
day there would be a perfect ex
plosion. "Election day comes and we vote
in some states by families and in
some merely by men. And the votes
are counted. "And everybody is sat
isfied. . "
"And those who are beaten are
goodlosers and those who win are
good winners. And when the result
ig known we all settle down, know
ing that as surely as the sun rises the
next fourth of March one man will
be sworn in to guide the destinies of
the nation for the next four years.
We don't do like they do in some
of the small republics where, after
the election, the minority party goes
off into the woods and proceeds to
shoot itself into a majority.
Monroe Doctrine Secure.
"Successful self-government con
sists in self-restraint and confidence
in the integrity of the other fellow.
" "Objection' is made to the league
of nations that it is unconstitutional
and improper to put our army in
the future at the call of some inter
national f cnenlissimo, That is not
What Might Be Fate
of Ex-Kaiser Wilhelm
The men seated at the speak
er's table at the Omaha club
Thursday were Mr. Taft, Mr.
Gurley, Basel Manly, joint chair
man with Mr. Taft of the War
Labor board; Archbishop Hart
Ex-Senator Millard, Victor
Rosewates and Col. F. A. Grant.
Mrs. Joftn N. Baldwin was on
Mr. Taft's right and the other
ladies at the tabic were Mrs.
Ben Gallagher. Mrs. Rosevvatcr,
Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Doorly.
Turning to Archbishop Harty,
the ex-president said, after his
speech on the league of nations:
"The archbishop and I lived in
the Philippines through four
years of very critical times. We
know what a hot place it is. Wc
are not preparing a place for the
kaiser, hut wc know a place that
might suggest a future life to
necessary. It is only required to
agree to contribute our share of
force, if necessary, when "it is called
"Others declare that the league of
nations idea destroys the Monroe
doctrine. On the contrary, it makes
it doubly secure. Fer, if any Euro
pean nation, under the league of na
tions regime, would attempt to in
terfere with affairs in this hemis
phere we could call on the entire
league to stop it instead of having
to stop it by ourselves.
"We are watching developments
on the other side of the ocean. Mr
Wilson has gone over. I am glad
he has gone. The splendid welcome
he is receiving is but a reflection of
the great Kppes welling in the hearts
of those peoples, the hope that ht:
is bringing them a league of nations
"It is the longing for a league to
make war forever impossible which
has formed itself in the hearts of tlu'
people of England, France and
Italy, vdio have won the war. It
is this nope that has carried them
through. The winning of the war is
only one step toward its realization
"There is, in fact, already a league
of nations, the allied nations. And
from this league it will be compar
atively easy to form the large'
league which shall include also the
"Kant, the German philospher.
said the world never would have
permanent peace until political or
ganizations had been formed.
"The league of nations is the
greatest step ever contemplated in
history. And when President Wil
son comes back with the league an
accomplished fact, I hope the Amer
ican people will arise and demand
that the senate approve it vvirti the
Gurley Pays Tribute.
Mr. Taft was introduced by W. F.
Gurley -vyio declared that:
"On this occasion democracy pays
tribute to royalty, the only kind of
royalty that we in this country rec
ognize, the royalty of a sane, sound,
helpful man whose wholesome
humor is a reflection of his com
moh sense' and whose rugged,
whole-hearted honesty make him
grow greater in our nation and inJ
our hearts as the years pass, a man
whose assistance in these times of
great problems is that of a helpful
critic and not that of a common
After his big audience had been
seated again, Mr. Taft declared with
many a chuckle:
"This certainly is worth two
nights on the train and a ride on
the Rock Island. I have come to
this club under many varying cir
cumstances. It is a great pleasu :
to me to see that when I come,
the ladies are invited to be pres
ent." Mi". Taft and Mr. Manly, joint
chairmen of the War Labor board,
are here to hear and adjust the dif
ferences between the street railway
company and its employes, hearings
of whicn will be completed today in
the federal court room, Mr. Taft
will leave at 6 o'clock tonight for
Hatcher Confesses to
Impersonating Boy in
Khaki So as to Defraud
Dewey Hatcher, 20-year-old boy
charged with defrauding by imper
sonating a soldier, confessed before
United States Commissioner Neely
at a preliminary hearing yester
day. The case was continued for a
week and he was released on his own
bond of $1,000.
Hatcher is a tall, thin-shouldered
boy rfnd tears streamed down his
face as he told his story to Mr.
Neely. His home is at Colurtbus.
Neb., where lived until he enlist
ed in the war with the old Sixth Ne
braska, and was ordered to'Dcming,
N. M. He was in the army about
six months but developed tuber
culosis and was released from serv-
He came to OmaO brokeana
in order to get funds, he wired to
Mrs. J. Dichner of Columbus asking
for $2" and signing the name of her
soldier son, Bill. She sent him the
money. He also wired to M. C.
Caltp and signed the telegram
"Mat," the name of his son with
whom Hatcher was soldiering at
Deming. Calto sent ho money and
the investigation which followed led
to Hatche s arrest by federal agents.
3. A. Potbe, 41 Pecatur street, re
ported to the police that his watch had
been either lost or stolen while he wif at
work In the Armour packing plant.
Clift General Manager.
Chicago, Jan. 3. The Illinois
Central today announced the ap
pointment of A. E. Cliff as genera!
manager, succeeding the late T. J.
Our boys are show
ing remarkable pro
ficiency in hurling
hand - grenades or
bombs. From ear
liest infancy our
boys learn well to "throw ball,"
and this stands them in good-hand
in "throwing back" the Hun. The
explosion takes place quickly, scat
tering pain and destruction just
like an uric -acid explosion within
the body. One day a man's all
"0. K." next morning when he
tries to get out of bed Oh, such
pain! Pain in the back (lumbago)
or hips, shoulders, arms, legs or feet
(rheumatism or gout). This rheu
matism is the result of an uric-acid
explosion within, probably following
excessive use of meat or beer
Swollen hands, ankles and feet are
due to a dropsical condition, often caused by disordercdjudneys. Natu
rally when the kidneys are deranged the blood is filled with poisonous
uric acid, which settles in the tissues of the feet, ankles, wrists or back
as uratic salts ; or under the eyes, in bag - like formations.
It is just as necessary to keep the kidneys acting properly as to keep
the bowels active to rid the body of poisons.
Uric-acid poisoning and rheumatic pains can be conquered and expelled
by taking a little " Anuric." This is the recent discovery of Dr. Pierce,
and can be had at all good drug stores. If you want a trial package,
send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo. N. Y. i
or over-exertion and over-heating.
January Sales Offer Unusual Opportunities for Savings J
fl". 'the cash "store 5
Drastic Price Reductions on Winter Merchandise
LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF ODD LOTS, BROKEN LINES
AND REMAINDERS OF STOCKS, TOGETHER WITH MANY,
MANY COMPLETE LINES, MARKED FOR QUICK CLEAR
ANCE AT SWEEPING REDUCTIONS FROM REGULAR LOW
CASH PRICES. r '- v
"Henna" A, New Shade in Millinery
For Immediate and Early Spring
Skinner's Satin and
combined with sip
pcr and split straw ;
also a splendid se
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bird blue and- the
new victory shades.
They are new and
smart. Come in and
see them. Priced at
$7.50 Skinner's Satin Trimmed Hats,
trimmed with fur
ribbon and ostrich.
$2.50 Skating Sets
Special $" 45
These knitted sets come blue, canary, rose,
emerald, purple and white. Very warm .and
Read the Big Special (Surplus Grocery Stock Reducing Sale
For Saturday. HighestQuaJity at Lowest Cash and Carry Prices.
9 lb h'st pure cane Granulated
10 bsrs Swift's Tride Laundry
6 lis. bout white or yellow Corn
6 lbs. Barley Nor Corn Flour SSc
Ths best domestic Macaroni, Ver
micelli, Spaghetti or Egg
Noodles, packaged TV-c
lt-ounce cans Condensed Milk... 15c
(-ounce cans Condensed Milk 6c
Large package sell-rising pan
cake Flour, 12c
U-unco can high grade Bak
ing Powder 21c
Washington Crisp Corn Flakes... 8c
22-ounce jars White Bear Pre
22-ounce Jars pure Apple Butter,.. 25c
Large bottles Pickles, 8 varieties,
per bottle S3c
Fancy Japan Rice, special 11c
Large cans golden Pumpkin or
Kraut, . . 11c
Large cans Lye Hominy, !)c
No. 2 cans. Early June Peas 15c
No. 2 cans Fancy Sweet Sugar
NO; 2 cans solid pack tomatoes, 11c
Tall can pink 'Salmon! 21c
No. 2 cans Pork "and Ueans. . . . 1 1c
No. 1 cans Pork and Beans, 6c
Yeast Foam, package It
Pure white or red Vinegar, gal., 30c
DKIED FRIITS, ETC.. FOR VOIR
l'lDDINGS, F1ES Oil CAKES
Choice California Muscatel seed
less Raisins, , 15c
Choice California Muscitel cook
ing Raisins, pound, 15c
Fancy cooklng'NCigs, pound 25c
Fancy Bartlett Pears, pound 2(lc
Choice Culifomla Prunes, lb 10c
Fancy California Santa Clara
prunes, pound 12Vi and 1 5c
Fancy Evaporated Apples, lb.. 2!lc
Mince Meat, package, 12t&c
2U-ounce jar pure strained Hnney, 65c
OMAHA'S GREATEST VEGETABLE
AND I'lUIT MARKET.
15 lhs. good cooking Potatoes,. .29c
Fancy solid Cabbage, per lb 3c
Fresh southern Shallots. Carrots,
' Beets, Turnips or Radishes,
per bunch 5c
Fresh Spinach, per peck 30c
Fresh Cauliflower, per lb., ...12V4e
Fresh Head Lettuce, head Utfe
Fancy Sweet Potatoes, lb.
Large soup bunches, each 4c
Old Beets, Carrots. Turnips, or
Rutabagas, per lb 3 1-Jc
Fancy cooking or eating Apples,
per peck. 12 H lhs 75c
Fancy Highland Navel Oranges,
California Tride, 100 size, Sat
urday, dozen 80c
150 size, per dozen 50c
Fancy large juicy Lemons, doz., 25c
Ulark Walnuts, per lb 714c
BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE, Etc.
Choicest Qualities, lowest Cash Prices
No. 1 Creamery Bntter, bulk, 55
Select Storage Eargs, dozen, 5
American Full Cream Cheese ..42
Peanut Bntter. bulk, per pound, 25
5 lbs. Swift's Snowflake Oleo 31.75
Com 3nt Margarine, . S2
rhow Chow, in bulk, quart 50
Swrt't 1'irkles, in bulk, quart, 30
Heinz Dili Chow, quart, ...10c
Heini Chili Sauce, each, Sot"
Best Meats at Lowest .'Cash Prices
In Bur .Sanitary Market Don't Miss These Satur-
. day Specials.
Lamb Fore- g . , Lamb Hind- . - ,
quarters, lb 1 72V quarters, lb,4
IJacon, Strips, lb.
Tender, juicy steaks,
roais, chops, and all
kinds of smoked and cooked meats at lowest cash
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" r Tipton, Iowa, May 14, 1918.
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