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President Wilson
Will Preside at the
Next Cabinet Meet
Washington, Feb. 12. The next
meeting of the cabinet probably will
be called and presided over by
President Wilson.
Secretary Lansing said today he
had written cabinet officers that
there wovild be no more regular ses
sions of the president's official fam
ily for the present. He would offer
no explanation, but it was under
stood that his letter was writteu by
direction of Mr. Wilson.
Throughout the president' ill
ness the cabinet has met regularly
and when the coal strike situation
became acute the meetings wer." in
creased from one to two weekly.
Thtte was no meeting yesterday and
none will be held tomorrow.
For several weeks now the presi
dent has been taking more and more
of a hand in the conduct of official
business". Secretary Tumulty said
todav he had never seen Mr. Wilson
look'iig better.
Under certain conditicmwood is
as effective as iron for reinforcing
The Aeolian
Is the Economical
Player Piano h ,he
Notwithstanding the fact that the Aeolian Player Piano has a
slightly higher initial cost than many player pianos,' it is the
economical buy, figured in dollars and cents. Its simple and ef
ficient construction and the excellent material used prevents future
expense in upkeep.
It will pay you to get an "Aeolian" do not let a few dollars in
initial cost induce you to consider a poorly conceived, poorly con
structed player piano.
We guarantee the Aeolian Player Piano to be
' the bed in the United States at 1 the price
to Suit
A Trunk the Porter Likes
to carry, because it is
light yet strong! hand
some yet durable. A
trunk that will presenf
a striking appearance in
your hotel room or liv
ing apartment; and you
need not hide away out
of sight. This' model
and others nov on dis
play at our showrooms.
Also a full line of suit
cases and bags.
1803 Farnam Street-"-
2,000 Delegates Representing
' Whole, of America Meet
Preliminary to Con
vention Today.
Chicago. Feb. 12. Six conferences
attended by 2.000 delegates and al
ternates, representing women voters
of the north, SQitth, east and west,
were held today, preliminary to the
oneninir tomorrow of what is ex
pected to be the final convention of
the. National American Woman Mit
frage association and the initial con
gress of the League of Woman Vot
ers. The purpose of the conference was
the formulation of a legislative pro
gram and the topics discussed today
were: "American Citizenship," "Pro
tection of Women in Industry,"
"Child Welfare," "Food Supply and
Demand," "Social Hygiene" and
"Unification of Laws Concerning
Women-." The resulting program
adopted by each conference will be
presented to the convention of the
League of Women Voters at the
Monday session for consideration.
Convention Opens Friday.
The sessions tomorrow will be the
formal , opening of the convention
and Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, pres
ident of the association, will deliver
her, annual address. The victory
convention, which ends 50 years' ef
fort to procure votes for the women
of America, will close Saturday eve
ning with a ratification banquet. On
Sundav, memorial services will be
held for Dr. Anna Howard Shaw.
The sessions will continue until next
Wednesday night.
Before the convention closed.
Mrs. Catt predicted several States
would have, ratified v the suffrage
"The dissolution of the suffrage
Lightens work
for Ma
and keeps
me well
association does not mean that the
work of obtaining the necessary six
states, as JO have now ratified,
would be stopped or diminished.
Our headquarters will remain intact
until the 36 states are secured. We
expect Arizona, New Mexico and
Oklahoma to ratify before the con
vention closes, and Delaware, West
Virginia and Connecticut are our
hope for the additional three' states,"
said Mrs. Catt.
Lobbying for the various repub
lican 'candidates for president was
carried on today, while the demo
crats also had workers among the
women. " The advertisements of two
presidential candidates are promi
nently displayed as advertisements
in the official program, handed out
by the thousands.
Chairman Will H. Hays of the
republican national committee sent
a Statement to the, women, in wrych
he pointed to the passage of the
equal suffrage amendment in con
gress by a republican majority.
1 Later in the day Mrs. .George
Bash gathered delegates of dem
ocratic sympathizers to protest
against' tle republican moves.
400,000 Germans
Still in the Army;
100,000 "Policemen"
Paris, Feb. 12. The German army
is still 400,000 strong, according to a
report received by the committee of
foreign affairs from General Niessel,
head of the Baltic mission. In addi
tion there are 100,000 police. Ger
many also is well supplied, with
tanks, machine guns and airplanes.
In the neutral zone alone on the
right bank of the Rhine the policing
forces number 15,000.
General Niessel adds that the Ger
man minister of defense, Noske, is
in the hands of the general' staff and
that the German jroveniment is ca
pable, if willing, of obtaining exe-
cution ot the treaty clauses by the
Flu Mortality This Year
Half of That in 1918
Washington, Feb. 12. The mor
tality rate due to the influenza epi
demic this year was about half of
that of 1918, says a statement by the
public Health service, announcing
that the present epidemic apparently
naa readied its peak.
"A comparison," the statement
said, "of the excess mortality rate
per 100,000 of popula5n for the
respective peak weeks of 1918 and
1920 shows: Chicago, 1,586, com
pared with 4,(i20 in 1920; .Milwaukee,
1.34.1, as compared with 1,915;
Washington, 2,072, as compared with
These rates may be taken as a
fair indication of conditions through
out the country.
Pioneer Miner Dead.-'
Seattle, Feb. 12. James W. Mor
rison, pioneer miner, who was one
of the first men to reach the Klon
dike gold fields in the rush of 1898,
is dead in Los Angelas. At one time
Morrison was mayor of Goldfield,
Nev. '
fllother of Lad Found Dead in
Farm House Confesses to
Brutally Whipping Him."
Rhiiielandcr, Wis., Fob.MJ. Mts.
Stanley Blbmski, mother of.Alhan
Blomski, 6-year-old boy who was
found dead several weeks ago at the
Blomski farm house, at Sugar Camp,
has confessed to beating the boy
with a heavy poker md a razor
strap, according to the office of Dis
trict Attorney A. J. Oinelia.
Mrs. Blomski is said tn have
fsigned in affidavit exonerating her
husband of beating the boy.
. Held for Trial.
Both Mrs. Blomski and -her hus
band were held for trial following
the verdict by a coroner's-jury that
the boy's death was caused by beat
ings ami neglect at the hands of his
Questioned regarding a broken
arm discovered by physicians who
penormed an autopsy on the bodv
she is alleged to have said that it
was the result of one of her beat-
rigs and that the member had been
broken r.nd unattended for nearly
two months.
A-ked wn she had not sunnlied
the boy with shoes 4o withstand the
severe winter weather, she is said to
have replied: "He wanted to wear
shoes all summer, so I punished him
by not giying him any in the win
ter." , Boy's Feet Frozen.
The boy's feet, it was brought out
at the inquest, had been frozen when
he as punished by being put out in
a shed in below zero weather and
made to stay there for some time.
Mrs. Blomski is said to have
sworn as her reason for her treat
ment of the boy, whom it is alleged
she said she hated, that he was not
her husband's sou.
Blomskf has renounced his wife, it
is said.
Mexico Refuses Passport to
Man Who Testified in Probe
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 12. When W.
R. Simons of Denver, Colo., pre
sented his passport for vise at the
Mexican consulate general here yes
terday he was met with a refusal be
cause he had testified unfavorably to
Mexico before the senate subcom
mittee investigating Mexican affairs
two days before, according to offi
cial announcement made today by
Alberto Ruiz Sandoval, acting con
sul general here. Senor Sandoval
said he acted "uder special instruc
tions from Mexico' City covering
Mr. Simons case.
Fleet Reaches Cristobal v
Panama, Feb. 12. Thirty-one de
stroyers' and four tenders, part of
the Atlantic fleet of the American
navy arrived at Cristobal yesterday.
Admiral H. B. Wilson, commander
of the fleet, is not expected to ar
rive before February 25.
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' ' Keep in mind that this is an
other of Parisian's great Dress
Sales 3'ou know that in these
events you always obtain eveu
better satisfacti6n than you are
led to expect. This will be no
exception come as soon as the
store opens 8:30 a. m.
There's so large a variety of
smart styles, that it's impossi- ,
ble to attempt more tliau a
general description. You will
find numerous styles becoming
to the young woman, to the
small, large and extra large
Offered Friday in the Most Sensational Sale in
the History of Omaha Merchandising
Values That Are Simply Amazing Wonderful Assortments
About 50 models to, select from not Odds and Ends but FRESH, NEW, Up-to-the-Minute
Are the materials these Smart Dresses are Fashioned from. In view of the HIGH COST
of MATERIALS and Labor this' sale of DRESSES is an EVENT that SHOULD and
WILL mean much to the WOMAN and MISS who takes PRIDE in WEARING
COMMON-PLACE. There is a wonderful variety of Fashionable Models. Included are:
VALUES TO $49.50
VALUES TO $49.50
MODELS. For choice every NEW and DESIRABLE Color
v is represented; also black,
Every Sale Final. None Will Be Credited or Exchanged.
Successful Year Ends
For Fontenelle Forest
Reserve Association
(( onllnufd From First I'aicc.)
looks some of v the prettiest river
scenery in Nebraska.
Dr. Gift'ord asserted that much
praise is due to F. J. Adams, T. K.
Kimball. Roy N. Towl. C. . Ernst
and others, for their untiring efforts
during a period of years to bring
this great enterprise to a success
ful conclusion.
The Young Women's Christian
association and Boy -Scout Tacts are
part of the Fontenelle reserve," the
doctor said. "It is my hope that
some day we may be able to ac
quire, some land on the other side
of. the river, so that we may hold
intact tins wonaeriui river scenery.
Yre are going to experiment in tree
cultivation. Ve have 100 royal wal
nut trees planted, and we hope to
have sugar maple trees growing in
the reserve.
"I wish .the teachers of Omaha
would instruct the pupils against
picking Uie wild flowers in the re
serve, because continued picking of
these flowers will result in" their ex
tinction. It is the most natural
tiling to pick wild flowers when in
the woods.
Need River Drive.
"1 wish also to urge support by
the general public of the big river
drive project which will be present
ed to the voters next fall, as planned
by the city planning board."
The doctor also slated that the
association deliberately placed the
Boy Scouts in their camp adjoining
the reserve so that the bpys could
serve as rangers for the protection
of the woods.
The meeting of the association
was, in part, a Lincoln birthday cel
ebration, this feature being referred
to by Rev. E. H. Jcnks, .pastor of
the First Presbyterian church. He
stated that Abraham Lincoln Ioojced
upon this river scenery when he lo
cated the eastern terminal of the S
Union 1'acific railroad.
Lincoln Saw Tract.
"I think that Lincoln's spirit is
with us tonight," the minister said.
"I wonder what Lincoln would say
if he were here tonight and could
sec this magnificent city which has
been developed since he located the
terminal of a transcontinental rail
road." C. J. Ernst, president of the as
sociation, gave an interesting ac
count of the years of work to ac
complish what has been done. He
referred to Ur. A. A. Tyler, former
professor at Bellevue college, as the
original promoter of the Fontenelle
reserve idea.
"All that any of us could have
done, after the war had started,
would not have sufficed to have
brought our hopes and plans to real
isation by this time had not Dr.
Gifford, one of our charter members,
come to the rescue by acquiring
Childs' point and other properties
and giving us plenty of time within
which to raise the money. He and
Mrs. Joslyn contributed liberally
toward the fund."
Cannot be Sold.
Mr. Ernst explained that the
charter of the association provides
that the property can never be en
cumbered, sold or otherwise be dis
posed of and it is exempt from
"We are simplv a self-perpetuat
ing, nonpolitical board, holding
property in trust for the people
of this, state," he added.
John Fitz Roberts defended the
English sparrow as a destroyer of
noxious insects and he stated that
it is possible to see from 150 to 200
varieties of birds in the Fontenelle
forest during the springtime..
J. E. Davidson, president of the
Nebraska Humane society, stated
that his organization hopes to es
tab!ih a child's summer camp in the
Camps are Appreciated.
Appreciation of the Camp Fire
Girls for privileges enjoyed in these
woods was expressed by Mrs. W. T.
More, past president of the Camp
Fire Girls' organization.
Mrs. Harriet McMurphy spoke on
behalf of the Omaha Woman's club
and Otis Smith responded for the
Boy Scouts. Clara Brewster assert
ed that the girls who attended Brew
ster camp during the summer time
learned to reverence the "woods.
Re-Elected President Ernst.
C. J. Ernst was re-elected presi
dent of the association, having
served seven consecutive terms.
Other officers re-elected were: C. M.
Wilhebn, vice president; Roy N.
Towl, secretary; C. F. McGrew,
treasurer; F. J. Adams, T. R. Kim
ball and Dr. S. R. Towne, othei
members of the, executive council.
The tract already acquired by the
association contains 357 acres, with
reversionary rights in a tract of 103
acres used by the Boy Scouts, a total
of 460 acres as the first unit of the
reserve which the association hopes
ultimately will be aOOO acres, ex
tending from Mandam park to with
in the limits or Bellevue. '
No Militarism for
Ex-Soldier, Asserts
General Pershing
(Continued From First Face)
training, without obligation for
service beyond that which congress
may impose.
Four to six months of training
before being sent back to their
work would do the 'boys good
for this I have 4,800,000 proofs. It
would do the country good.
"It would teach the obligations of
men to their government and would
detcrmiua their duties and Show
them how to serve if it becamye nec
essary. The training might come
around the age of 21, and could be
arranged so as not to conflict with
the ordinary work of the boys, and
would probably not amount in all
,to more than four or six months.
"While I abhor the thought of
war, let us not lapse into the state
of unpreparedness existing at the
beginning of the late war. By this
statement I do not mean that we
should launch a big- military pro
gram. But we should prepare our
young men in .military rudiments of
discipline to such an extent that we
can meet an enemy if our country
is threatened. We should be pre
pared for an emergency, although
none wish war less than the soldier
who has gone through the rigors of
battle." y
For Cold, Grip 'or Influent
nH PrvnUtiv. Uk LAXATIVE
BKOMO QU1NINK Tablet. Look for K. W.
GROVE'S signature on tht box. 30
7 v .
A Suggestion
Because our brassieres
and bandeaux were con
ceived by skilled de
signers, they have a de
sirable way of becoming
part of your corset. A
brassiere is doubly nec
essary with a gown
which has no lining, so
that the undesirable line
at the top of the corset
may be done away with.
We have a variety of
From 59c U p
A bargain in coVsets may be obtained just now. There
are tables full of odd numbers, greatly reduced.
Corset Department Second Floor
Chiffon Batiste
This is a very fine fabric
from Manchester, Eng
land; the finish is sofl;
and silky and is equally
adaptable to blouses,
dresses, children's frocks
and fine lingerie. 44
inches wide.
$1.25 value, $1.00 yard.
$1.50 value, $1.25 yard.
$1.75 value, $1.50 yard.
School Hose
for Children
The only quality in
Wayne Knit is the high
est the price will afford.
A splendid fine ribbed
hose in black, white and
cordovan is to be had in
small sizes for 45e a pair,
and in large sizes, 55c.
The well known Pony
stocking for boys and
girls is made with triple
knees, heels and toes, in
black, white and cordo
van, for 65c in the small
sizes, 75c in the large.
Sale of Cambric
Burkeley 4 cambrics in
lengths of from one to
five yards arer60c, $1 and
$1.50 qualities and priced
at a saving of 25 per cent.
Second Floor
Teddy Bears
Jor Half Price
A number of desirable
envelope chemise in sizes
40, 42 and 44 only, and
combination suits in small
sizes only, will be placed
on sale Friday.
Garments regularly
$2.75, $3.50, $4.25
and $5 will sell for
half price.
Second Floor
Funny ones, dainty ones,
clever ones, ' all Tvith a
verse or remark you
might find appropriate.
A most complete show
ing. An Dept. Second Floor
Knit Underwear
A few part wool union
suits in large sizes are to
be placed on sale Friday
for only $1.79 a suit.
A number of soiled cotton
vests in large sizes, fleece
lined, are priced only 39c
Second Floor
13 th
The Legion Dance in the Auditorium
Friday night will be very informal. .
Neither women nor men will wear
evening clothes.
The dance will be chaperoned by a
group of women chosen by Mrs. How
ard Baldrige.
Ward Line
Sails From Pier Seventeen,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
February Twenty First
First Cabin and Rooms de Luxe
Emigrant Passengers
For Reservation Apply to
Authorized Ticket Agencies, or
Foot of Wall Street, New York
. at .