Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 15, 1919, Page 2, Image 2

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Chief of Detectives Dunn
Takes Position and Prom
. ises Soon to Announce
His New Force.
Ex-Chief of Detectives John E.
Briggs was appointed captain of po
lice, fn charge of the South Side sta
tion, this morning by Chief of Folice
Eberstein. This is Briggs' old job
from which he was taken last July
when Police Commissioner Ringer
appointed him chief of detectives,
Briggs was suspended February 1
for signing, the name of C. V. Eritt
to a warrant for the arrest of Lee
Calnoun, alleged bad check artist.
He had a hearing before city coun
cil Thursday and was found guilty
of the charge but exonerated from
any other punishment than a repri
mand because he had signed the war
rant without any criminal intent.
Briggs called on Chief of Police
Eberstein this morning to ask what
was the intention of the department
with regard to himsell He was giv
en the reprimand and then restored
to his old place.
Some Would Demote.
Some of the commissioners in ex
ecutive session yesterday after the
liearng wanted to demote Captain
Briggs to the rank of sergeant. But
this smtiment was in the small mi
nority. Captain Briggs will take the place
of Sergeants Ferris and Sheehan,
who have been doing his work on
the South Side.
Meanwhile the impending "shake
up" promised by "Johnnie" Dunn,
appointed Thursday to be chief of
detectives, is the main topic of con
versation and apprehension in police
Cl ief Eberstein says the list of
promotions and demotions may be
ready today, but that it will be con-siilere-'
carefully first.
"Dunn hardly has his chair
warmed yet and he can't have decid
ed what changes he will make," said
Chief Eberstein. "We have a num
ber of applications for position on
the force and some of these will be
appointed. All the changes will be
considered carefully."
Push Plans for Jail.
Mayor Smith is pushing plans for
ihe new city jail. The architect will
be present at council meeting to go
over the pkis Monday. Then the
mayor is going to push them.
''Ve want to begin actual building
by spring," he said. "The men need
decent quarters and they deserve
the.n. That station they have now is
a disgrace. We hare authority to
issue $100,000 a year of bonds for
the city jail. We, therefore, can
issue $100,000 for 1918 and $100,000
for 1919, giving us enough to build
'.he jail we have in mind.
Chief of Police Eberstein says he
will move his office to the new city
jail, so as to be in constant direct
toitLh with the men. The office is
now in the city hall.
Shakeup Delayed.
Detective Chief J. Dunn said the
promised shakeup in the police de
partment, following his appointment
Thursday to succeed John Briggs,
demoted, would not come probably
for a day or two.
"Two members of the force are
out of the city, and it is the opinion
of the heads of the department that
all of the men should be here when
the changes are made," said Chief
Dunn. "We expected they would
return last night or today. How
ever, the storm has delayed the
trains. For this reason they were
late in arriving at their destination,
and they expected to drive back a
stolen automobile. It is likely they
will be delayed further on account
of the condition of the roads."
women of all America, instead of confining
her efforts to Chicago alone.
Mme. Flanders has done that very thing,
and well-groomed American women received i
her offerings with enthusiasm for their orig
inality of idea, beauty of color, and rare qual
ity of material.
The tout ensemble in a Flanders dress is
always pleasing, and each succeeding season
sees scores of new and individual creations
from the fertile Flanders brain.
Knowing ' that Omaha women appreciate
beautiful things, our Mr. Menagh stopped over '
in Chicago on his last trip to New York, and
brought back a choice selection of Flanders
Dresses, most of them afternoon frocks of
georgette in black, navy, and tans.
These will go on sale Saturday at specially
modest prices, ' in order that Omaha women
may have easy opportunity to learn the beau
ties of the Flanders models. , We want to
make friends for Flanders among our friends,
and these Dresses will do the work. Priced at
(Continued from rue One.)
representative group of the confer
ence itself. t
"This is a union of will in a com
mon purpose." the president pro
ceeded. "It is a union which can
not be resisted, and I dare say, one
which no nation will attempt to re
sist." Document Definite and Elastic.
The president pointed out that the
document was "no strait-jacket."
It was elastic, and not a vehicle of
of might, he said. It was yet to be
developed, and as yet care should
be taken as to the clothes put on it.
While elastic, yet it. was definite.
"It is definite," continued Presi
dent Wilson, "as a guarantee of
peace. It is definite as a guarantee
against aggression. It is definite
against a renewal of such a cata
clysm as has just shaken civiliza
tion." The president spoke with especial
emphasis as he referred to the
wrongs committed against helpless
"There is one especially notable
feature in this document," he said.
"We are done with annexations of
helpkss peoples, at times accom
plished in the past for the purposes
of exploiting these people. In this
document we recognize that these
helpless communities are first to be
helped and developed and that their
own Interests and well being shall
come before any material advantage
to the mandatory entrusted with
their case."
"Too often in the past," the presi
dent added, "the world had seen the
lands of helpless communities ap
pointed for political purposes.
"And so," he said, "while this is
a practical document, it is above all
a human document It is practical
and at the same time it is designed
to nurjfy, to rectify, to elevate."
President Wilson closed his ad
dress at 4:30 o'clock, having read
and spoken just one hour. An in
terpreter then talked another hour.
Cecil Notes Good Omen.
Lord Robert Cecil, head of the
British commission on the league
of nations, followed the interpreter.
It was a good omen, said Lord Ce
cil, that this document had been
laid before the world before being
finally enacted, so that people every
where could advise upon and criti
cise it. The problem had been one
of great difficulty for it was to pre
serve the peace of the world with
the least possible interference 'with
national sovereignty.
The results accomplished, he con
tinued, "embraced two main prin
ciples; First, no nation shall go to
war until every other means of set
tlement shall be fully and fairly
tried; second, no nation shall forcib
ly seek to disturb a territory's in
teeritv or interfere with the Pol
itical independence of the nations of
the world. These were the great
nrincioles. but later another great
principle must be laid down, namely
that no nation should retain arma
ments fit only for aggressive pur
poses." Dr. Vittorio Orlando, the Italian
prime minister, expressed deep sat
isfaction at having collaborated in
what was going to be one of the
greatest documents of history. He
would not speak of the merits of
the scheme. Dr. Orlando contin
ued, as these had been explained by
one whose noble inspiration had
brought it into existence. The war
had brought forth the necessity for
this document.
"Thus born out of the pains of
war,'' the premier explained, "this
is a document of freedom and right
which represents the redemption of
humanity by sacrifice."
Difficulties Encountered.
Now that the project for the cre
ation of a league of nations, which
was the principal object of the gath
ering of representatives of most of
the states not in arms, has been suc-
Spells Individuality
In the World of Dress
. ilme. Flanders, for years recog
nized as the leading modiste of
Chicago, included in her clientele
the best groomed women of that
city, solely because of her never
failing ability to create for each
something distinctly new and orig
inally individual each succeeding
So far did her reputation for
"making something different"
spread th - she was constantly
urged to put her ingenious brain to
work at dressing the best doomed
cessfully launched, it may be proper
to tell of some of the difficulties en
countered and to indicate the status
of some of the great issues remain
ing to be adjusted by the peace con
In fact, it was oniy within the last
week that the difficulties facing the
league of nations were overcome, a:
though with some misgivings, it is
true, the doubting nations were irv
duced to try the experiment of re
lying upon the honor and common
interest ot the other nations to in
sure the success of the project. Then
there was the difference, over the
question of mandatories for back
ward peoples. Rather heated argu
ments developed at times, but these
differences also were adjusted with
unanimity in the end.
Freedom of Seas Issue.
Various big issues presented
themselves, some of which were
skilfully diverted to commissions
which are to report afterward to
the league of nations, while others
were rather suddenly disapproved.
Ot such was the vexed question
of freedom of the seas which jeop
ardized the support of Great Brit
ain. It was realized that with a
perfect league of nations there
would be no neutrals, and that con
sequently no questions could arise
as to freedom of the seas in time of
war, while in time of peace equi
table relations between nations were
guaranteed by special provisions.
After these discussions were over
it can be stated that no hard feel
ings remained. There was absolute
unanimity so far as the special com
mission was concerned; that those
nations which at first had doubted
the efficiency of the project came
out ot the discussions as its firm
ness advocates.
The special commission attaches
much importance to the provision
made for the admission of the
league of neutral or late enemy
(Continued From Page, One.)
was opposed to the Crozier bill and
told of unholy orgies on the "mid
ways" and other "bright light" spots
in Hall county and Grand Island
that attended public dances on Sun
day. Jennison of Clay, endorsed every
word that McClellan said in re
gard to the wickedness that attends
the Grand Island and Hall county
public dances on Sunday and testi
fied to the lure of the attraction on
the young, as automobile load after
automobile load of "poor butterflies"
passed his door, bound for these
scenes of revelry by day and night
during the summer Sabbath days.
Have Wrong Day.
Williams of Fillmore, was oppos
ed to the bill for the reason, he
stated, that the members of the
house were all wrong in their des
ignation of Sunday. According to the
Decalogue the last, and not the first
day of the week, was the Sabbath
day, and he could prove it by the
law of Moses, therefore the legis
lature was trespassing on the consti
tution of the United States and the
state of Nebraska when it sought to
pass legislation declaring the present
Sunday as the Sabbath day.
Wildman of York, said he would
favor a bill that would prohibit all
dancing, except where the dancers
were chaperoned by good Christian
men and women.
Matthewson of Shickley, farmer,
stated he was in favor the recreation
on Sunday. It was wrong, he con
tended, to bar a workingman who
was shut up within four brick walls
six days in the week, to be forbidden
any healthful recreation he desired
on Sunday. He moved the bill be
indefinitely postponed.
Roll call was demanded on the
motion and it was defeated by a
vote of 69 to 11.
The bill was then ordered en
grossed and sent to third reading.
This wa done by the house with a
tremendous whoop, there being not
a dissenting vote. Applause follow
ed the recording of the vote.
Casualty List
The following Nebraska men are
named in the casualty list sent out
by the government for Saturday
morning, February 15:
Ralph L. Jackson, Alma, Neb.
Francis L. Kellogg, Hendley, Neb.
Th foUotrtnc Iowa, South Dakota and
Wyoming men are named In ihe ra unity
list sent ent bt the government for Satur
daj morning, February Ui '
'killed rtr action
Lewis O. Hafts, Parker, S. D.
Ola D, Ettterelm. Montroee, fl. P.
Adolph A. Hagensteln, Mlnhorn, la.
Glen C. Syphrlte, Wapello, la.
The following Nebraska men are
named in the casualty list sent out
by the government for Friday after
noon, February, 14:
William A. Rush, Table Rock,
George I. Playford, Wilsonville,
Frederick Meininger, Culbertson,
Louis Brown, Aurora, Neb.
John William Burns, Hardy, Neb.
Cornelius Kuper, Hickman, Neb.
The following Iowa, South Dakota and
Wyoming men are named In th eaanalty
llt aent out by the government for Fri
day afternoon, February 14:
Corp. Wm. Mnehlanwag, Council Blufft,
Walter R. Melvtn, Clarion, la.
Robert W. Stille, Ciarkadale, la.
farl W. Foneb, Brldrewater, S. D.
John P. Km, Eldrldge, la.
Jona F. Hennlng, Hampton, la.
The following Iowa men ant named la
the eaaoaltr lis sent ent by the govern
ment for Friday morning, February 111
Cecil M. Hawk, Melrose ,1a.
SuMel K. fimiib, tiuimby, la,
Producers to Face Bankruptcy
Unless Congress Comes to
Relief, Says President
of Association.
Washington, Feb. 14. Unless
congress furnishes immediate relief.
Nebraska potash producers will face
bankruptcy. W. E. Sharp, president
of the Nebraska Potash Producers'
association, said today in urging the
senate mines committee to act fav
orably on the Henderson bill provid
ing for federal regulation of potash
imports by a' licensing system. He
declared 3,000 laborers already were
out of employment in Nebraska as
a result of curtailment of the in
dustry after the signing of the ar
mistice. Richardson Assails
Rail Board's Activity
Lincoln, Feb. 14. That the state
railway commission "is no better
than the I. W. W. and should be
deported," was the statement made
by President Richardson, of the Al
falfa Butter company, principal wit
ness before the legislative commit
tee investigating the operation and
administration of the "blue sky
He further stated that the law is
a "jumbled mass" and that the com
mission has been favoring certain
Clinton Brome, attorney for Rich
ardson, stated that the State Rail
way commission had exceeded its
authority in handling questions un
der the "blue sky" law.
Coat Sale
$lb.75 ,
Pom Pom
and 1
Silk Plushes
These are "real" Coats
that sold early at
$35.00 to $49.50
Come Early
Smart Wear for Woman
Second Floor Securities Bldg.
Bag Bargain
A very large fabricoid covered
bag, double sewed and strong,
has large corner reinforcement,
sewed on, snap catches and good
lock. ,
The inside lining is of strong
Khaki colored canvas with two
The bag has two handles sewed
on and presents a very excep
tional value at
1803 Farnam
Mail Orders Sent Prepaid.
Send for Catalogue.
Ambassador Sharp's
Resignation Accepted
by President Wilson
Washington, Feb. 14. President
Wilson has accepted the resignation
of William Graves Sharp as embas
sador to France, to take effect when
a successor qualifies. This was re
vealed by correspondence between
the president and the ambassador
Stylish Gloves
Trefousse imported kid gloves
from France, in black, white
and fashionable shades, with
self and contrasting embroi
deries, $2.75, ?3 and $3.75 a
New Kayser silk gloves in
white, gray and mastic, $1 to
$2.25 a pair.
The Blouse Store
Has prepared for your approval
an interesting display of really
fine Georgette Blouses from
$13.50 to $50
Many Attractive Neck. Fixings
To brighten the winter cos
tume and make it appear so
much better, to complete the
new Spring frock or suit in a
charming manner. Such is
the mission of these lovely
collars and other smart neck
fixings. Pique collars and sets with
cuffs. Collars of organdie and
satin. Filet lace collars and
sets with cuffs. New plaid
and Windsor ties. Pleating
in white and colors.
A Splendid Variety All New,
Fresh, and Moderately Priced.
A Viewing of
Most women are acquainting
themselves with the newest
weaves and fashionable colors
by looking through our ex
tensive Spring selections. May
we show yon Saturday?
Belding's silks, which are, as
you know, guaranteed as to
wear, are sold here exclusively
in Omaha. The new Belding
taffetas are ready in every
good shade for Spring occasions
and Belding's taffetas are
distinctly superior.
"the loveliest of all"
Designed for immediate wear. , De
lightful crepe and straw, satin and
straw and rough braid models.
Entirely New and (PC
: Specially Priced $0
Brilliant colors and striking patterns.
Eft Buy
Prompt deliveries can now be made-
Complete with case
Central Typewriter Exchange
Doug. 4121. Corona Agency. 1905 Farnam St
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When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
made public tonight at the White
House without comment.
There was no information in offi
cial circles tonight as to whom the
president had in mind for the Paris
post, but at the time the resignation
of Vance McCormick as chairman
of the democratic national commit
tee was made known by the Asso
ciated Tress last month it was said
that Mr. McCormick would become
ambassador to France.
Mr. Sharp's letter to the president,
made public tonight, was under date
of December 19, and revealed that
ThompsoiiBelcieix &Co.
. J Established 76 8 6 -
TJie TsJiion Genfer jfor Tvomezi
The Pleasure of
Yours Saturday-
Spring Fabrics
Georgette crepes are shown in
an unusually large variety. We
have every reason to believe
that no other showing in Oma
ha is so extensive.
The printed novelty crepes are
particularly lonely.
Spring coating fabrics includs
among several fashionable
weaves a very complete line of
velours in all colors.
Your viewing is requested
(Weight But 6 Found)
The Personal Writing Ma hine
The same service at half the price and
in a more convenient form.
CO., Omaha, Neb.
he had first asked to be relieved im
mediately after the signing of the
armistice, his resignation to become
effective before the end of. 1918.
This request was more formally re
newed in the letter of December 19
and brought a reply from the presi
dent under date of December 21, ac
cepting the resignation and asking
that Mr. Sharp remain at Paris until
his successor could qualify. This
Mr. Sharp has agreed to do.
Bee Want Ads Are Business Get
ters. Try One and See.
Seeing New Spring Fashions is
-In Every Section of the Store
Showing Newest Fashions
- in Women's Apparel
There is a very tangible distinction to clothes
from The Thompson-Belden Store the result
of carefully selecting the materials and a con
stant supervision of the tailoring and dress
making, to make certain that both meet with
our exacting standards.
Styles are but two days removed
from those of Fifth Avenuedue to
our highly developed fashion service
Suits lead in popularity for Spring. The new
arrivals are now ready. The prices range
from $45 to $150.
Dresses, particularly taffetas, are in high
favor, $25 to $49.50. Foulards are also very
good. They are $45 to $75.
The Coats start in price at $35.
No Extra Charge for Alterations
Royal Society Package Goods
The Spring Line is Now In
They have arrived jtlst at the time when sew
ing and embroidery work are both being com
pleted for the coming season. The new styles
include children's dresses, coats, carriage cov
ers, hats and caps, pillows, scarfs, ; center
. pieces, blouses, gowns, camisoles, corset covers,
combination suits and many others.
Lessons are without charge when the
materials are purchased in this dept.
Classes 10 A. M. to 122 to 5 P. M.
Artneedlework Third Floor
Spring Haberdashery for Men
New Arrivals of Interest
If Very good looking shirts in distinctive
patterns and attractive color combinations.
Choose from Manhattan, Eagle and Arrow
makes. Priced to suit you.
II Soft collars for Spring, introducing new
styles and materials. From Delpark, Earl
and Wilson and Arrow, in sizes 13 to 20,
inclusive. 25c, 35c and 50c.
1T New Jewelry A large selection of beau
tiful enameled cuff links for French soft
cuffs. Also several different styles of pins
for soft collars.
U You'll enjoy seeing the neckwear. No
spring season has ever ushered in such a
splendid variety of really fine appearing
scarfs. Special attention is directed to the
net pure silk knit scarfs in plain shades,
heather mixtures and cross stripes.
WIDOW Aged SB. unincumbered, wants
position as housekeeper, with full charge,
out of city. Address A-96, Omaha Bee.
The above ad in the
Omaha Bee produced
This ad in another
Omaha paper pro
duced 6 answers.
If you want RESULTS
Condition of W. H. Gates '
Reported to Be Improving
The condition of W. H. Gates,
prominent real estate dealer, who,
was taken seriously ill at his hoiu",
1019 Lothrop street, with the hicj
coughs Sunday, was reported to bo
much improved last night.
Mr. Gates was seized with Iuc-
coughs just after eating his dinner
Sunday. They became more violent
towards evening and a physician
was called. He was ordered to bed,
and two physicians and a nurse have
been in attendance since that time.'