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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1917.
ASTOUNDING END OF THEGREAT WAR A. Man of Gentleness Visits Mysteriously With Rulers of All Warring Nations. HIS MISSION IS PEACE By A. R. GROH. I hid a glorious vision, friends In mid-April, 1917, a man appeared in London, wearing strange oriental robes. A bearded man' he was and from his eyes shone a gentleness that snrpasseth description. It was said he talked with the king and with Lloyd George. His presence in the city caused a curious feeling. People talked of it , in hushed voices. Why did the presence of this one man have such an effect? No one knew. No one even knew his name. Then from Berlin came news that the strange man was there. He had been to the palace and the kaiser had received himl Again came word that he was in Petrograd. People shook their heads He could not travel from Berlin to Petrograd, they said. But the news was authentic He was there and he had seen the czar I The next day it was announced in the dispatches he was in Rome I And then in Paris! He had been received by the king of Italy and the president of France. 'Impossible!" They Say. People said it was impossible. He was in Rome,- they pointed out, the day after he was in Petrograd.. This was clearly impossible. One night a ship left Dover and headed for Amsterdam. It was said that King George was on board. The same night a mysterious train de luxe ran through Germany. It was whis pered that it had come from Petro gradl Soldiers told how they had laic! rails across the trenches to carry the train from the Russian tracks to the German. Another train, the same night, came up through Austria. People said thai one car bore the royal arms of Italv Still another train ran from Paris up through Brussels and on into Hol land. How could a train run from Pari' to Brussels? the people asked Or from Petrograd through Germanv? Of from Rome through Austria? It was ridiculous. Only another of those war rumors which, like all the world, seemed to hang by the nose. Peace is Here. And then came the great denou 'Bent, the astounding answer to all these strange events. The tele graph wires buzzed with it. It was sent humming alung the cables in the ocean's bed. It was hurled through the air on the wings of the wireless. The papers told it in six-inch Jet ters. The newsbovs shouted it: nco. pie read the headlines; they rubbed ineir,eyes; tney read them again. It couldn't be, they said. No. They had gone mad. Those head lines weren't there. It was impossi ble. It was some cieantic hnax Others there were who believed: j , , . . . . . v iney canceu aDout; tney waved their newspapers; they cheered .till. they were hoarse. " ' ; "Unbelievable?" they said. "Per haps. Fastastic? Unheard of? Possi bly. But this whole war was unique in the world's history. Why shouldn't its ending be as startling, as amazing, as its beginning and its prosecution?" These are the astounding words they read in the newspapers: "THE WAR IS OVERII1 "Entente and Central Power Rulers Meet at The Hague and End . Great Conflict. "HURRAH! HURRAH! HURRAH! "King George, the Kaiser, the Czar, King of Italy and President of France Make Peace." For Humanity's 'Sake. Then followed a detailed account of how the rulers had met, how the kaiser, with tears' in his eyes, had embraced King George and the czar; how they had kissed and called each other "cousin;" how the king of. Italy and the president of France had joined in the glorious meeting. Leading generals and government officials accompanied the sovereigns. A remarkable thing was that none of the rulers had a guard. They came as friends and brothers, trust ful, unsuspicious. There in that room they met. There, after the first greetings, they sat down to a simple meal, and there they pledged eternal fealty to the cause of humanity. Fear and distrust were gone. En mity and envy had departed with them. There was only peace and good will. The effect of this on the world can be imagined. Men and women sobbed and laughed by turns. In Berlin a great mass meeting was called and speak ers lauded the English and the French and the Russians. In Lon don a vast crowd gathered in Hyde park and sang "Die Wacht am Rhein." Soldiers Embrace. i The news ran along the trenches like fire. English apd French and German troops jumped up from theiK burrows, unarmed. They charged each other. But not, with weapons. They embraced; they patted each other on the back; they sat down and ate together. "Hoch der kaiser!" the tommies shouted. "Viva la France" and "Rule Brittania" the Germans sang. How (the cheering troops rode back to their homes, how industry began to hum, haw the great world federation was formed, how com merce soon, covered the seas again, how the great awakening came that abolished big guns and warships and tilled the people all with love and understanding for each other, there is not room here to relate. The gentle-faced Man Who visited the capitals of Europe disappeared as mysteriously as He came. But the strange influence that He spread among rulers and people con tinued. It continues today. And may it ever continue! To Talk Here Monday On Military Training League , A talk is to be made at the Com mercial club luncheon next Monday by A. L. Fridstein, who is here as field secretary of a universal miliary training league, with main headquar ters in Chicago. A brother of Mr. Fridstein is married to a daughter of Sol Bergman, the jeweler, of this city. DR. PAUL RITTER, the Swiss minister,- who has tak en over the interests of Ger many in the United States. OR FAUlr RITXEI2 NEWSPAPER ADS BOOMBUSIHESS Publicity is Best Cure for All Ailments Resulting from Keen Competition. LUMBERMEN GET ADVICE Newspaper advertising fn which price lists of lumber are definitely quoted is what R. S. Kellog of Chi cago believe in. Mr. Kellog is secre tary of the National Lumber Manu facturers' association. He spoke Fri day morning before the convention at the Rome hotel of the Nebraska Lum bermen's association. "It is said of John Wanamaker," said Mr. Kellog, "that the first day in business he took in $24.65, and that he saved the 65 cents and spent the $24 for advertising the business the next day. But it must be remembered that he introduced through that ad vertising two new principles of mer chandising: 'Money back if not satis fied' and 'One price to all.' "Now we in the lumber business in the United States have not yet learned to apply these two princples. We must come to them, however. There are a few yards in the country that advertise their stock in this way in the newspapers, quoting their prices and sticking to one price. And they find it a good thing. When you do that the customers will know what they are going to pay for lumber and that system will take a lot of the mys tery out of the lumber business and a lot of the suspicion, too.. Outworn Ideas. "You must advertise your stock and advertise in your papers the price lists. The old idea was that when a man wants lumber he will come to your yard and get it. That is no longer true. There are other build ings materials now, and when a man wants to build, what he really wants is building material. It is then just a question whether he will buy lum ber or some other building material. Your price lists on lumber must be before his eyes in the newspapers." The mutual insurance department of the lumbermen's association held its business meeting in the morning and heard the report of the secretary, E. E. Hall. The volume of insur ance has increased since the last re port by $230,000, which is more than 15 per cent, and some $70,000 has been added since Jhe secretary wrote his re port. Ten fire losses were paid by the mutual insurance 'concern in the last year. They totaled $8,765.20. Follow ing are the items: C. V. Whlfrin & Co., Lpwlstown, Neb. 3.90 Nyn-Schnelder-Fowler Co., Albion, Neb . . , , 2 40 Union .Lumber and Mercantile Co., Roca 20.00 Horsch Lumber and Coal Co., Uni versity Place 7.20 J. Hhumway & Son. Lyons, Neb 4, 414.56 O. A. Galloway. Holdrefre, Neb J70.20 The Gllcrest Lumber Co., Kersey, Colo j.8 Samueleon Lumber Co., Trumbell, Neb 4,000.00 T. H. Foley Lumber Co., Pueblo, Colo , 75,oo Oeorge W. oss Co., Lincoln, Neb,. 6S.07vJ Total 18,7116.20 Lecture Tuesday for the Benefit of Belgian Refugees Under the auspices of the War Re lief society of Omaha and of the Bel gian consul a lecture illustrated with motion pictures will be given by Prof. Albert G. van Hecke of Louvain uni versity, Belgium, for the benefit of the Belgian refugees' fund. Tuesday, February 13, in the Black stone hotel ballroom at 2 p. m., and at the Creighton university auditorium, Twenty-fifth and California streets, at 8:15 p. m. This lecture, with moving pictures to illustrate the life of hundreds of thousands of Belgian refugees in Hol land, will present life in the camps where villages have been provided by the Dutch government, each with its church, city hall, postoffice, hospital, schools, etc. An admission fee of 50 cents is charged and the entire proceeds will be used to promote the benevolent object which forms the subject of these lectures. Admission tickets are good for either lecture. Rush of Landseekers To the West Unprecedented R. A. Lovelace, assistant emigration agent of the Burlington, who Monday took a party of seventy-five land seek ers out into western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, telegraphs head quarters that he has locate J all of his men upon western homesteads and that the rush of people out there to file on land is unprecedented. Mr. Lovelace adds that the weather is de lightfully pleasanalmost rpring-like. 3Ttnlgta and Hbootina Palna. Sloan'a Liniment a wonderful medicine for neuralala and sharp, ihooUnff pains, applied to pslnfnl spot It stopa tbe acho. Only lie. All dnwlats. Advertisement. ALIENS MAKE RUSH TO OBTAIN PAPERS Thirty-Two Take Out First Papers and Twenty-One Be come Full Citizens. WILLING TO DEFEND FLAG There won't be an unnaturalized German or Austrian left in Omaha in a few days if the present rush for citi zenship papers continues. The word apparently has been passed around that in case of war aliens originally hailing from countries in the central powers will be regarded as foreign enemies. Omaha Teutons and former sub jects of the dual monarchy are mak ing the greatest rush in the history of the local district court to enroll under Uncle Sam's banner and break all bonds between themselves and foreign rulers. Hundreds of Germans and Austrians have taken out first and sec ond papers since the first of the week, when the stampede started. AH records for a single day were broken Thursday when thirty-two aliens took out first papers and twen-tv-one near-Americans became full fledged citizens of the United States by obtaining their second papers. Eligible for Army. An interesting sidelight on the large number of aliens who declared their intentions of becoming citizens of this country was that twenty of them are eligible for service in the army, being between the aces of 18 And 35. These twenty were questioned 1 and nineteen ot them were willing yea, anxious to fight for the United States. Gustav Karl Schmidt said he would uphold the constitution of the United States and fight under our flag against any country in the world except Germany. "I'll stay home and help make clothes for American soldiers, and I'll loan what money I have to this coun try, but I wouldn't, unless I absolutely had to, fight against the country where I now have four brothers fight ing for their life, an old father heart broken and a mother in her grave, killed by the shock of the death of another son at Verdun." He was told he would have to change his mind in this respect before he took out his second papers. The following record day's business was transacted over "naturalization desk" at the court house Thursday: Applicants for first papers: Natives of Germany Carl Strass burger, Gustav Karl Schmidt. Joseph Harbinger, Hans Stolley. Max Her mann Johannes Klauss, Henry Dicrks, Peter Wagencr, Max Bombrosky, Minno Martin Harms, Edward Julius Westphal, Albert I'arakeninegi and Reinhold Hanrichs. Natives of Austro-Hungary and Bo hemia Anton Franz Yanovski, Johan Spall, Mates Novacic, Andrew Sperl, Louis Ghrivanek, Joseph Novacck, Wenzel Tanush, Joseph Stodola. Jo seph Drdlik, Martin Sharnn, Wincenc Plachy, John F. Prochazka, Thomas Zadak, Alexander Szekely Schalcr. Frantisek M, Sedsma, Cyrill Strasak, Matef Havluj. Joseph Chaloupka and Ludwig Lomp. Natives of Other European Coun triesBen Palmer, Russia; A. Oscar Anderson, Sweden. ' Applicants for second papers: Simon Grace, Ireland: Samuel Sam Hclphancl, Belgium; Kmil Sachs, Ger many; William Dcnms. Germany; Stephan Joseph Schmidt. Hungary; Saleian Baracat, Turkey; Edward Black, Scotland; Charles Julius Leiu, Germany; August Kaiser, Germany; Peter Ault, Gcrnianv; Fred Kahl, Ger many; William Hugo, Max Brenner, Germany; Michael Osherowitz, Rus sia; Norman Lervis, Germanv; Fred Wills, Germany; Joseph Halacka, Germany; Richard Car! Gudath, Ger many; Joseph Novotny, Germany; Anton Novotny, Germany; Cyrill M. Oocckal, Germany; David Kohn. Germany. LANE SAYS THE EAST PREPARjSJORIAR People All With President and Activity Noticeable On All Sides. RAILROADS PUT ON GUARDS Would Make 1918 Class Subject to French Call Paris, Feb. 8. Alexander Ribot, minister of finance, introduced a bill in the i Chamber of Deputies today empowering the government to call up the 1918 class. General Freight Agent Lane of the Union Pacific is back from Washing ton, where he went to look alter mat ters before the Interstate Commerce commission. He was there at the time when tlic break between the United States and Germany occurred, and relative to it he says: "Regardless of whether or not peo ple had been with President Wilson before, they immediately lined up ith him and the sentiment in support of his war and peace policy was al most unanimous." ' Mr. Lane asserts that while people in Washington, public and private, are calm generally they arc expecting w ar and preparations looking to this end are going ahead with great rapidity. Around the government ollices that have to do with the army and navy plans arc being pushed and so far as publicity relative to what is being done the lid has been clamped down until there is not a suggestion of a leak. Everywhere throughout the cast, while ihey arc not anticipating the commission of any overt act, railroad people have taken every precaution necessary for the protection of their property. At the terminals guards have been located and unauthorized people are kept out of the yards. Out on the lines guards have been placed on and around the bridges and the crossing by footmen has been prohibited. ler charged with stealing canned goods from the commissary, con fessed in the police court and was fined $20 and costs. He admitted that he had been taking canned goods for some time. When arrested offi cers said he had all the canned goods in his possession that he could carry. Morning Fire Does Six Hundred Dollars Damage Damage to the extent of $600 was done Friday morning at 4:45 o'clock when fire gutted tho blacksmith shop of the Omaha Ice and Storage com pany at Fourteenth and Paul streets. All of the wagons were saved the damage being confined to the build ing. An overheated stove caused the 'fire. Benson Girl Dies Of Dread Disease; ' Is Fifth Victim Kathrvn Boees. 15-vear-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Boggs, 2723 North "Sixtieth street, Benson, died Thursday evening at 10:3U tol lowmir an attack of infantile paraly sis. .Miss Bogg was sick for a week and it was just several hours before she died that .doctors were able to diagnose her case. Miss Boggs was to have graduated from the Benson public grammer school this semester. The funeral will be held from Dod der's chapel Saturday morning at 10:30. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. A Laxative for Babies Good for Everybody Laden With Canned Goods, Thieving Janitor Caught Roy Clayton, for seven years a janitor at the Union Pacific commis sary, who was arrested Thursday by Special Officers Cashman and Heiz- Dr. Caldwell' t Syrup Pepsin a Safe and Efficient Fam ily Remedy livery member of the family is more or less subject to constipation and every' home should always be supplied with a dependable remedy to promptly relieve this condition. Whenever the bowels become clogged and the natural process of elimination thereby disturbed, the en tire system ' is affected and readily subject to attack by disease, Con stipation is a condition that should never be neglected. Mrs. E. R. Gilbert of Millhro, Ya says that Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pep fin is a splendid laxative for chil dren because they like its pleasant taste, and it acts so easily and natur ally, wilhout griping or strain, and she 'finds it equally effective for the rest of the family. ' Dr. Caldwell s Syrup Pepsin is a combination of simple laxative herbs with pepsin that contains no opiate or narcotic drug. It is mild and gen tle in its action, and does not cause pain or discomfort. Druggists every where sell this excellent remedy for fifty cents a bottle. To avoid imitations and ineffective substitutes be sure you get Dr. Cald well's Syrup Pepsin. See that a fac simile of Dr. Caldwell's signature and his portrait appear on the yellow car ton in which the bottle is packed. A trial bottle, fret of charge, can be ob tained by writing to Dr. W. B. Cald well, 455 Washington St., Monticello, Illinois. The Duty of This All-Important em oval, Is to Clean the Store in 20 Days Clean It to the Last Garment Regardless of Its Cost, Value or New ness, Pursuing This Policy to the Letter Is Bringing Out the Most Enthusiastic Buying Crowds Ever Entertained by ORKIN BROTHERS U. S. Nat'I Bank Bldg. 16th and Farnam Sts. Owing to the extraordi nary low prices in effect no merchandise bought will be subject to return for exchange, credit or refund. A Word About Our New Home We want you to become acquainted with our new location before we move into it About March 1 we will occupy the former home of the Guarantee Cloth- " ing Company at 16th and Douglas a new home that will stand alone as the one dominant Apparel Store in the Middle West. Get acquainted. I'd rather sell our entire present Spring stock of Apparel without a cent of profit than to move a dollar's worth into our new home. . ,. . J. L. ORKlN That's the merchandising spirit that marks this as a sale extraordinary. That's the spirit that is causing the most active buying in many a day. Every garment must go and today 90 per cent of our immense stock is fresh, new Spring goods. Think what an opportunity this sale affords you. Clean-Out The New Spring Coats ' Reserve nothing that's the order of the hour that's the cause for such wonderful values. All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell at $22.50 and $25.00, Removal Sala Price, v All niir Mow finrinff Pnafa hnunlit frt anil at $27.50 and $29.50, ' ' k Removal Sal Price ' I All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell at jan.iju and ;)i.uu, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell at. sav.ou ana ssu.DU, Removal Sale Price i All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell at $45.00 and $50.00, Removal Sale Price 85 22? 265 Clean-Out The New Spring Suits More than 150 clever New Spring Suits must, be disposed of before moving. The shrewd buyer will take advantage of these savings. All our New Spring Suits, bought to sell at XZD.UU and 2.60, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Suits, bought to sell at xaz.bu and :s.st.uy, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Suits, bought to sell at ?37.6U and X.39.&0, Removal Sala Price AH our New Spring Suits, bought to sell at f4Z.ou and 4b.uu, Removal Sale Price All our New Sprirc; Suits, bought to sell at 47.r0 and iiU.uu, Removal Sale Price m Not a Spring Dress Reserved All the beautiful New Dresses and Men's Wear Serges, including Removal Sale without an exception. All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $19.50 and $22.50, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $25.00 and $27.50, Removal Sala Price All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $29.50 and $32.50, Removal Sala Price in Georgette, Cfepe de Chines. Taffetas every new coloring and style, go in this 97J All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $35.00 and $37.60, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $39.60 and $42.60, Removal Sala Price All our New Spring Dresses, bought to sell at $46.00 and $47.50, Removal Sala Price ffls We've Sacrificed the Spring Skirts Buy Sports Skirts now. Our complete and extensive showing- him fnlt the full effect of the price cutting made necessary by our decision to move. Every saving is genuine. I I All our New Spring Skirts, nought to sell at $12.50, All our New Spring Skirts, bought to sell at $6.75, Removal Sale Price. All our New Spring Skirts, bought to selrat $8.75, Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Skirts, bought to sell at $9.76, Removal Sale Price 49 6? Removal Sale Price, All our New Spring Skirts, bought to sell at $16.00, ' Removal Sale Price All our New Spring Skirts, bought to sell at $17.60, Removal Sala Price All Remaining Winter Apparel at Almost Give-Away Prices Don't judge qualities by these prices in manv instances they represent just about one-third the actual value of the garment Buy now for next vear'a needs. Never will vou have a similar opportunity for such wonderful bargains. winter stocks are limited in size, so we suggest 11 yo -Out Go All Winter Suits an early visit to this sale purchase of a winter garment, you contemplate the $25 and $29.50 SUITS In Sale $35 and $37.50 SUITS In Sale $39.50 and $45 SUITS In Sale 2IS $49.50 and $55 SUITS In Sale $59.50 and $65 SUITS In Sale FURS OUR ENTIRE STOCK To Be Closed Out at LESS THAN COST -Winter Coats Must Go $25 and. $27.50 COATS ' In Sale $29.50 and $35 COATS In Sale 195 $39.50 and $45 COATS In Sale 26.50: $49.50 & $59.50 COATS In Sale 345 $69.50 and $75 COATS In Sale m