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VOL. XLV NO. 1G8.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNIXfl, PECKMBEU HI, 1915-TKN IWdKK.
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Secretary of State Suggests to Dele
gates that Nit ions of Hemi
sphere Join in Pact for
V' SETTLDKr LINE DISPUTES
(Proposed Treaty Would Prevent
Shipment of Arms to Revolu-
. tionary Groups.
( i ' lEFLWAUK AGAINST INVADERS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 0. Secre
tary Lansing baa suggested to all
he nations which, with the United
States, comprise the Pan-American
union, that they Join In a convention
Tor the arbitration of all boundary
illne disputes and for the prohibition
of shipments of war munitions to
Secretary Lansing's proposal, which has
'the full support of President Wilson, Is
being- forwarded by the Latin-American
ambassadors and ministers here to their
home foreign offices for consideration. It
is regarded as one of the steps In a wide
Plan, In which the Fan-American Scien
tific congress now In session here la a
part, for preserratlon of peace on the
western hemisphere and a closer union
of all the Americas.
Held a Confidential.
The status of the negotiations and the
details of Secretary Lansing s proposal
are so far being held as confidential be
twen the State department and the Latin
American chancellories here.
Mr. Lansing today declined to discuss
It In any phase and the diplomats uni
formly declare they could not discuss a
matter which was In its preliminary stage
nd under consideration by their home
to reign offices.
It became known, however, that soon
after Secretary Lansing delivered hU
Pan-American unity speech before the
scientific congress, In which he advo
cated a Pan-American "one for ail, and
all for one," he began Inviting the Latin
American representatives to the State
department two at a time and outlining
to them his proposals. At the same
time. It is understood, the secretary's
publlo declaration, which suggested that
all the Pan-American nations should. If
necessary, constitute a united bulwark
against any unjust invasion or aggres
sion upon a neighbor, was discussed In
some detail. It was declared the Latin
Americans uniformly expressed their
approbation of Mr. Lansing's statements.
Ita Technical Form.
'"The technlcsl-futiii'ftr wliini1 Vmm&
proposal was made was not disclosed to
day, but there are indications that It ;
took the usual form of a memorandum
to the diplomats, and was. In such offi
cial form as could be transmitted to their
home governments as the basis for the
One of the first elements of the pro
posal, which has for one of its ultimate
objects the welding of a thoroughly united
America, Is the preservation of peace on
the American continent.
It is realized that the chief menaces
to such a peace are boundary disputes
and revolutionary activity. It Is pointed
out that If all boundary disputes are re-
ymoved to the realm or arbitration ana t
mi me mvAiiin ivmi ii&iiuii uiuu inc..,- -selves
to absolutely prohibit shipments
of war munitions to any other than
established governments, peace among
the nations themselves would practically
be assured and the attention of all the
American nations could be devoted to
what Secretary Lansing expressed In his
speech as working out their destinies.
I and Snow Promised
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. SO.-Rfslng
temperatures, with prospects of snow in
J Kansas. Nebraska and this section of
( Missouri, prevailed today. In Arkansas
also the mercury had rises from its low
l point of yesterday. Trains entering Kan
i sas City from all directions were running
' close to their normal schedules. At Kan
sas City the mercy ry stood at 22 degrees
' this morning, an ascent of 10 degrees in
the last twenty-four hours..
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Temperature at xesieraay.
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W I Y l p. ra SO
V 2d. ni 81
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6 p. m 3i
7 d". m'.!!.'.!i. &
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Cossyaratlve Local Hecerd.
1H16. 1914. 1KU. 191'
Highest yesterday 32 14 88 &
Lowest yesterday W 1 t.i l
Mean temperature !I i
ITm Ipltstlon .00 .00 M
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature it
Kxoesa for the day 6
Ife-ftciency since March 1 W
Normal precipitation OS inch
I ef H-lency for the day 03 Inch
Total rainfall since March I....S7.03 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 . 2w Indies
leflclency cor. period 1914 1. 41 Inches
Lxflclency cor. period lU S.64 inches
Heitorts from atallaaa ( T P. M.
8tatlon and State Temp. Hlirh- Raln
of Weather. 7 p. m. est tail
Ifheyenne. clear .04
'avenport, cloudy 3i .(
lenver. partly cloudy.... 4 s T
Ik Mollies, snow it .14 T
oiie t'lty. cloudy 2i is .00
North riatte. clear Id i M
Omaha, cloudy U ai .u)
Kapld City, clear 4 hi Mi
fchertdan. clear -s 2 .01
Soua City, cloudy in So .00
Valentine, partly cloudy, lit W .U4
T Indicate trace of precipitation.
Indicates hlow aero.
L. A. WLeiI, Local Forecaster.
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EVANGELISTS IN BIG MEETING IN CHICAGO-Left to right, Clinton N. Howard,
George Casson and Samuel Zane Batten. Evangelists are assembled at Chicago for the first
school of civic evangelism, now being held at the Moody Institute under the auspices of the
International Association of Evangelists.
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YVvtf;rj I y A'- r A
WHO'LL BE THE NEXT
Said to Be Settled that George
Rogers Will Not Succeed Whar
ton as Postmaster.
MAYOR JIM DECLINES THE JOB
The most luscious plum still re
maining on the plum tree in this
vicinity 1b ripening rapidly and will
be full grown and ready to pluck In
It is the postmastership of Omaha.
John C. Wharton's term expires In
February. The plum gatherers are
already congregated In considerable
numbers under the tree regarding
the fruit with watering mouths and
getting their step ladders ready.
Colonel Charlie Fanning called upon
Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock this week
end whispered honeyed words In the sen-
.inr'. Mr. TVin Hst Tvirwrt srl ni"wt
of these words m That XoluIiUlT1 aJintnii
would esteem It a great favor If Senator
Hitchcock would pluck the plum and drop
It into the bat of Colonel George Rogers.
Nothing- DolD for Georgre.
Senator Hitchcock is reported to have
turned and to have responded with dignity
and wormwood in these historic words:
"I don't know who will be appointed,
but I do know it won't be Rogers."
Exit Colonel Fanning, R. V.
The scene changes to the high-celled
office of Patriot James Charles Dahlman.
Honeyed words are being dropped into
his ears by more or less Important re
tainers. It is suggested that he would
make an extraordinarily good postmaster.
Mayor "Jim" Is reported to have risen
from his chair and to the occasion and,
assuming a Patrlc Henry attitude, to
have declaimed in words to this effect:
"I would not accept the position of
postmaster if it was offered to me."
Mlarht Phase Jim.
Naturally his friends stood in awe and
admiration at the spectacle of Mayor
"Jim" calmly declining a S6,0-a-year
steady Job. The fact that the Job hasn't
been offered to the mayor and Is not at
all likely to be offered to him detracted
somewhat from the sublimity of the
scene. Still, It was striking.
It Is suggested by some of the faithful
that it would be a fine thing for the Job
to be offered to Mayor "Jim" publicly
and officially In order that he might de
This, however, has Its disadvantages In
the eyes of those who may shake the
plum tree because the mayor might ac
cept From an authoritative source, also,
cornea the disturbing word that Senator
Hitchcock may not have the appointment
in his power. Which would make Colonel
Fannlng's experience a sad Illustration of
love's labor lost.
Senator Hitchcock will leave for Wash-'
Ington In time to be present when the roll
Is called In tbe senate next Monday.
Plead for Kaanlnc.
Late yesterday afternoon a committee
of twenty business men waited on Senator
Hitchcock to speak in behalf of Colonel
Fanning himself for the Job. Fann'ng has
heretofore turned a deaf ear to all who
even suggested that he should be con
sidered a candidate. Frank Ransom was
the chief spokesman of the committee
and be set forth in glowing terms the
fitness of Colonel Fanning for the posi
tion and the debt the democratic party
owes to him for his years of labor In Its
Delay Arrest of
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Service of the
warrant for the arrest of Representative
Frank Buchanan of Illinois on the in
dictment charging conspiracy to foment
strikes in American munition plants was
held up today while Department of Jus
tice officials considered whether Mr. Bu- t
chanan. as a member of congress, was
Immune from arrest.
DRY CONVENTION WILL
BE HELD AT MINNEAPOLIS
CHICAGO, Dec. . The prohibition na
tional convention will be held in Mln
neapolls on July 19. It was announced to
day by the prohibition national commit
tee, which la In session at Its haedijuart
LEVY IS BIG, BUT
BUDGET IS BIGGER
City Council Sets for Itself Problem
in Finance that Will Puzzle
Wisest to Work.
FACTS AND FIGURES INVOLVED
The city budget, a fearfully and
wonderfully made affair, is before
Last August the city council cer
tified to the county board a total of
12,276,602, divided as follows: Gen
eral purpose fund, $1,390,000; bond
Interest, $400,000; bond retirement,
$150,000; South Side general fund
and bond Interest for last five
months of 1915, as provided for in
the merger law. $142,000; special
levy for fire alarm system and motor
apapratus, $66,500; hydrant rentals,
$148,102. - .'..!
m us,"i:?i , hiv '" lii limu. -
The budget Is made from the genera!
purpose fund. The amount of fl,S9O,O0O in
cluded in the levy was made In this man
ner: 11,190,000. the charter maximum for
Omaha proper, plus $300,000 for South
Side and Dundee. The merger law pro
vided that when making the' levy the
city commissioners could add for the
annexed areas such amounts as those
communities could have levied as Inde
pendent organisations. In other words,
the city commissioners took advantage
of the limit In fixing the levy. With an
expectancy of $1,390,000 in taxes and an
estimate of $185,000 miscellaneous collec
tions, the commlslsoners have a general
purpose fund of 11,875,009 to work on.
The city comptroller, however, has re
duced that total to $1,534,873 by eliminat
ing a few uncertainties.
Estimates Exceed the Fvad.
With the general fund up to the last
notch, the departments have submitted
estimates for the year aggregating S1.72S,-
000. nearly $300,000 more than can be ap
The Omaha general fund for 1915 ap
proximated Sl.060.000 and the last legis
lature raised the limits on the fire, po
lice, library, street lighting and park
funds to the extent of $130,000, all of
which was Included in the new levy.
The problem befere the city commis
sioners is the distribution of the general
fund of $1,634,573. The superintendents
of the Tire and police departments al
lege that by reason of Increased pay and
more men In these branches of the serv
ice In South Side and Dundee since an
nexation, an additional sum of $35,000 Is
necessary over what those communities
would have paid under the old system.
The legislature Increased the salaries of
the firemen and policemen of Omaha,
which will account for some of the in
crease. The Welfare, City Planning and Recre
ation boards are new adjuncts to the
municipal machinery and each wants a
bite out of the pie. Every departmen is
asking for more employes. Increased sal
aries, or both.
Maalt by Mlae.
LONDON, Dec. 30. The Norwegian
steamer Rlgl, of 1912 tons, from Charles
ton for Gothenburg with a cargo of oil
cakes, has lieen sunk by a mine. The
crew was saved.
Subscribers will be
served with The
Daily Bee on Satur
SCHMIDT IS FOUND
GUILTY OF MURDER
Convicted by Los Angeles Jury RS I
Accomplice of James B.
PENALTY LIFE IMPRISONMENT
I.OS AVfJlTT.F'ci mi nw on I
r ,.u . . ... , . .
Matthew A. Schmidt was convicted
tonight of first degree murder as
the accomplice Of James B. Mc-
Namara in the blowing up of the ,1J'a ve f'ven the 8ta," "tment no
. . , , . . light on the tenor of the Austrian mpy,
Los Angeles Tlmea building here there wer9 ttlmatloll, loday from Mgh
five years ago. official quarters that the situation be-
The specific charge waa of having tween the two countries probably is in a
murdered Charles Hagerty. one of bef way for the preservation of dlplo
. . , .. . 'matlo relations than It was after the
tne twenty victims or the Times ex- rlrit exChange of notes.
plosion. The Jury was out forty-six While there is no disposition in official
minutes. quarters to minimise the crucial stage
The Jury fixed Schmidt s punishment at ' the negotiations or to deny that a
imprisonment for life, the same penalty f"'? P". officials in closest
imposed on James B. McNamara, after .k th" deU'I" .lnd4le1 to4y
th. l.tt.. ,.a a i , ...... 1 tht there waa opportunity for averting
-v!&r.".a-1f..-t-K.-ni.1 k- k k hlrr.bisJi.d.a1aatUnenttwnit'rv.Wouia
blew up the newspaper plant - fttOTta2l-t,,h- "
David Caplan. another alleged acoom-1
Pllce of McNamara. who was arrested "m l'om'
last February near Seattle shortly after!, '"""t the Austrian minister's
Schmidt had been taken Into custody In I 17 ' ' V""" m
N.. Yric .. i t.i "'dlcate in official quarters Is that It either
,h . . " ,
on the charge of having murdered Charles
Over One Hundred
Vessels on British
LONDON. Dec. 28. (Delayed by Cen
sor.) Great Britain's blacklist of ship
ping now shows the names of 102 steam,
ere, with a carrying capacity of 300,000
The list Is published' to guide British
shippers from using the vessels, which
are suspected of trading with Great
Britain's foes, or other unneutral service,
or of being German owned.
The blacklisted vessels owned in neutral
countries are apportioned as follows:
United States, 11; Norway, 88; Sweden,
37; Denmark, 8; Spain, 1; Holland, 4, and
The American vessels are the Alia
guash, Ausable, Genesee, Hocking, Kan
kakee. , Manitowoc, Maumee, Heneca,
Winnebago, Wlnneconne and MieuseKe
gon. As a number of the Swedish and Nor
wegian steamers are small trading boats,
operated exclusively in the Baltlo, the
exclusion from their chartering list will
not have much effect.
The presence of many overseas freight
ers In the list, however. Is seriously
Members of British
And American Joint
WASHINGTON. Deo. 30. The person,
nel of the International rnmmllrm
which will represent Great Britain and
the United States in any dispute wlm
arises under the treaties nesotlated bv
former Secretary Bryan soon will !e an
George Gray of Delaware, as previously
announced, will be the national member
for the United States.
Domiclo Da Oaina, ambassador from
Brasll, will be the non-national member
for the United States. Great Britain has
j chosen tscount Brtce as its national
member and Max Koreskl of the Imperial
Kusslan council as ita non-national mem-
ber. Frldtjof Nansen, the celebrated ex.
1 plorer and former premier of Norway,
I will be the umpire.
; Sir Charles Fluent rick has been clw'xen
'from Canada, Sir George Houstoun Held
from Australia and W. P. Schrelner from
the South Africsn union as British colon
Labor Will Discuss
Tira f f To mm Ttr R
II ait U ailUdl y U
I.ONDON, Dec. 30. The labor party to-
I day called a general trades union meeting
for January t to consider the govern- the Hungarian grievances. Herr la
ment's proposal regarding compulsion fur mancxy, a leader of the lndeieiideice
single men. patty, in a' recent fiory spewh declared
It was announced thia evening that Pre- thst the advantages gained in the war
mler Asqulth would Introduce In the were largely due to German generalship
House of Commons on Wednesday next .and Hungarian bravery, and added that
a bill dealing with compulsion. I Austrian generalship and martial spirit
VIENNA NOTE TO
Austria's Reply to Last American
Message in Ancona Parleys
is Being Transmitted to
THREE THOUSAND WORDS LONG
Officials Indicate There is Still
Opportunity for Averting
POSSIBILITY OF A SETTLEMENT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Aus
tria's reply to the last American
note on the destruction of the liner
Ancona now is being transmitted to
the United States and probably
will be before President Wilson and
Secretary Lansing within the next
Ambassador Penfleld cabled to
day that the note from the Austrian
foreign office had been delivered to
him, that It was about 3,000 words
long, and that It was being trans
lated Into the diplomatic code for
At the same time In a separate dis
patch Ambassador Penfleld reported that
Americans In Vienna not having certifi
cates of birth or naturalisation, were un
able to leave, because German consular
! officers were refusing to vise their paes
j ports for travel through Germany, en
j route for Holland to embark for home.
Whether this dispatch reflected a state
' ten'n In Vienna over the negotiations
was not made clear,
Ksrojr dees Lansing;.
About the time Ambassador Penrield's
dispatches were received Baron Zwled
lnek, charge ot the Austrian embassy
here, after a conference with Count von
rnBiorrr, ine uerman ambassador, went
to the State department and conferred
at ,ome ,emjth wllh 8eCreUl.y Laalng.
Neither would discuss the situation.
Although Ambassador Penfleld is said
contains an argument over the facts with
the possibility of an offer of arbitration
settlement of disputed points, or that It
offers evidence which Austria presents as
newly discovered and as supplementing
or modifying the official statement by
the Austrian admiralty upon which Sec
retary Lansing based his charge of viola
tion of lawa of nations and humanity
and demanding a disavowal of the act,
punishment ot the officer responsible and
reparation for the American victims or
whom there were more than twelve.
It would not be out of keeping with the
practice of nations If the United States
were to reopen the case on a statement
of new facts and evidence by Austria.
In any event, observers of the workings
of diplomacy here see manifold oppor
tunities In such a lengthy reply as Am
bassador Penfleld reports in his hands
for keeping the case In the realm of dip
lomatic discussion until a way for settle
ment Is found which will keep the rela
tions between the two countries unseV
ered. Bomb Exploded
On Cotton Ship
NEW YORK, Dec. SO. The steamer
Bankdale arrived this morning from
Bordeaux after a tempestuous voyage, in
which the cattle fittings snj rails were
carried away and lifeboats lifted from
their fastenings. On the outward voyage
j to Bordeaux, on November 1?, when 750
'1 miles from that port, a bomb exploded in
J No. hatch. The explosion wss distinctly
felt throughout the ship. The cargo, con
1 sistlng of cotton, was set on fire and the
blaxe raged until It reach .1 port, when
j It was finally subdued. All the cotton In
Uhe No. compartment, consisting of 200
j bales, was destroyed.
I Cable dispatches received here on No
vember 26 from Bordeaux slated that the
I Bnkd' bsd arrived thre with a fire
! m hold- ,,,, that n Inquiry was being
Instituted. No mention wss made In the
cable dispatches of a bomb explosion on
Old Enmity Between Austria and
Hungary Bursts Into Fresh Flame
LONDON. Dee. SOi-The Hudapeat cor
respondent of the Post. In a letter pub
lished today, states that the old enmity
between Austria and Hungary has burst
Into a fresh flame and th'it even the pre
tense of unity, which hail existed, has
disappeared since the time when the
Austrlans offended the Hunger ans by
I removing the Hungarian ffg from a
! fortress at Belgrade.
The seriousness of the present quarrels,
he correspondent says, are Instanced by
the parliament activities ot the Inde-
pendence party, whloh, despite the en-
treaties of the premier, have been airing
Federal Investigator Begins Probe
of Alleged Activity of English
ENLISTMENT CIRCULAR DATA
CHICAGO, Dec. 30. Alleged re
cruiting of soldiers In Chicago for
the British army today elicited an
order of investigation from lllnton
G. Clabaugh, division superintendent
of the bureau of Investigation of
the Department of Justice.
An enlistment rlrculir shown to Mr.
Clabaush, and said to have been received
by ablebotlled young men here, wss siild
to bear reproductions of the I'nltrd Ptatos
and Hrltlsh flatts and a representation
of Uncle Sam and John Dull with hands
The circulars were said also to have de
tailed the formation of a new battalion
for service overseas to be known as the
Ninety-seventh of Canada and to be
composed solely of men born In the
(eta Menacing; Letter.
DKTItOIT. Mlrh., Dec. . An Amer
ican legion recruiting office for the
British army Is maintained In Windsor,
Ont., opposite here.
Outside the office Is an advertisement
bearing the Vnlted States and British
flags, and the Vflag Incident Is said to
have been the excuse for a threatening j
letter recently received by Lieutenant N.
C. Moore, who conducts the office.
Lieutenant Moore was warned In the
letter, which was mailed In Detroit, that
unless he closed his office and left Wind
sor he would be killed.
"We are not seeking men In America,"
said Lieutenant Moore today. "We want
American-Canadians, and we are getting
To Attack Wilson
Program in Mexico
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. W.-Repub-llcans
of the senate foreign relations
committee are preparing to renew their
attack on President Wilson's Mexican
policy when congress reassembles by
fighting confirmation of Henry Prather
Fletcher's appointment as ambassador to
Senator Borah, one of those who In
tends to lead the fight, said today that
the opposition was not to Mr. Fletcher
himself, who Is a republican and much
esteemed, but to the appointment of an
ambassador at a time when, the repub
lican senators contend, there Is no gov
eminent In all parts of Mexico. There
1ai'i"une deinocraik: oppoSHIHrT WHIT.
Fletcher, but It la political.
The opposition to Mr. Fletcher's con
firmation, the republicans say, will be
made the vehicle of a fight on the ad
ministration's whole Mexican policy. The
republicans are opposed to recognition of
any government In Mexico without pro
vision for reparation for the many Amer
ican lives lost and the millions of dol
lars of property damaged In the revolu
tions. By some the lives lost are esti
mated as high as 160.
Turkish Island in
the Aegean Sea
PARIS, Dec. SO French troops have
occupied the Turkish Island of Castelo
lixo (Kasteloryio), In the Aegean sea. be
tween the Island of Rhodes snd the Gulf
of Adalla, according to the morning pa
pers In Paris. The possession of Cas-
teloriso as a naval base Is characterised
Castelorlso Is a small Island of Asiatic
Turkey, lying off the south coast ot
Asia Minor, seventy-five miles east by
south of Rhodes. It has an area of eleven
square miles and Is Inhabited mainly by
COOK GOES T 0HELP THE
BAPTISTS IN CELEBRATING
Sergeant If. J. Cook, formerly of the
police force, will leave for Nebraska City
this morning on a mission as pleasant as
It Is unique. He goes In response to an
Invitation from his mother to Join with
her in the observance of the sixtieth
anniversary of the estr.:-xrment of the
first Baptist church in Nebraska. Mrs.
Cook Is the survivor of the original mem
bership and will be tn guest of honor
at the celebration tl be Wfl tonight. She
wrote te her son that as li 1 was present
with her on th eorlglnal occasion, she
would like to have him with her to
night also. Sergeant Cook was 2 years old
when the church was founded. He Is
now a grixsled veteran of two andslxty,
while Ms mother is 83.
had nothing to do with them. If every
one had done the same amount of work
and shown the same heroism and sacri
fice as the Hungoiians. they would by
this time be enjoying peace. Urmancxy
said. Although the Hungarians bad won
the praise of their arch enemies, the
Italians, he said, the Austrlans had shown
no appreciation and they had to face con
tinually the brutal behavior of Austrian
The speaker continued to recount some
of these instances, remarking that the
Austrian communications always slighted
the acta of Hungarian heroism and that
Austrian officers deprecated and In
sulted the Hungarian troops.
Count Tlsxa, tho Hungarian prerai,-r.
In defending the Austrlans, replied that !
petty tricks of humiliation had not oeen
committed by anyone in Austria, but by
subalterns, and be would see that they
BATTLE LINE IN
MILES 1 LENGTH
Belief Expressed in London that
the Russians Have Undertaken
Another Great Offensive
COUNTER ATTACKS BY GERMANS
Serious but Futile Attempt Made to
Take Russian Positions Near
GREEK SITUATION UNCHANGED
LONDON, Dec. 30. The Ger
mans and Austrlans have begun a
general withdrawal along the entire
front In Macedonia, according to a
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company from Rome, quoting a mes
sage from Salonlkl to this effect.
The reported withdrawal Is at
tributed to the Russian advance In
Bessarabia, the message states.
LONDON, Dec. 80. Although Pe
trograd remains silent on the subject.
the public is inclined to believe the
Russians are undertaking a great of
fensive in Bukowlna, near the Bes-
Official Austrian reports, telling ot
attacks by dense masses of Russian
troops, Indicate that an Important
battle Is under way.
The fighting centers at a point
near Toporouts, a small town Just
within the border of northern Buko
wlna, but a simultaneous attack laN
being made along an extended front,
reaching from the Pruth to a position
north of the Dnelster, a distance of
about forty miles.
The latest advices state that the Rus
sian assault is being continued, accom
panied by an equally heavy bombard
ment. Hermans Take Offensive,
Unofficial advices from the extreme
northern portion of the eastern front
state that the Germane have made a seri
ous but futile attack In the region of
I,ake Babit. while the Russians west of
lAke Kanger are threatening Mltau.
These opposing attacks create a delicate
situation, as a successful advance by
either would endanger considerable
forces of the defeated opponent.
Along the western Irot,v esceot for
British lines, the chief fighting seems te
be confined to the Vosges, wnere in the
region of Hartmans-Wellerkopf the
French claim to have made a successful'
sdvance. Berlin officially minimises this
success, but does not deny It wholly. ;
Macedonian PosKloa 'uachaned.
Nothing has happened to change the.
Macedonian position, but it Is generally
believed that any advance Into Greek
territory must be made by the Bulgarians,,
the opinion bolng that the Austro-Ger-mans
cannot spare enough troops for a
serious attempt against Salonlkl.
Domestlo tension In England over th
compulsion question hss been greatly re
lieved. Speculation continues concerning
the method which is to be adopted to
reach eligible unmarried men, a majority!
agreeing that the Derby plan of attesta
tion will be extended for this purpose.
Released on Bond
CHICAGO. Dee. local federal offi
cials were Informed today In a message
from Grand Rapids. Mich., that six of
the eight officials Indicted in connection
with tie lias t land disaster had given
themselves up and had been released to
dsy In bonds of tu.OuO.
The defendants are to appear January
2u before Federal Judge Sessions In Grand
IUpids. when proceedings to cause their
removal to Chicago for trial will be be
THE WANT AD WAY
All RlrhU RnervwL
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Bat found tbem bard to get,
Oatil Z used a Bee want ad,
Whloh Is tbe one beet bet.
Z wandered "round the city
Wits ao speolai plaoe la ml ad,
Just asking here'and there for work, -Bat
ao work could I find.
Why wander 'roand the eltyt
Coat look around off-handed.
Bat make a list from Bee Waat Ada,
Job youll sooa have leaded.
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for a lh. hv roiixuliing tlni
"HE LI" W1XTI'0 COtUkaa1' of TO
Th best lubs are always offered in
THE BEE. Keep oursnif well Informed
by iiM.tmg the "Help Wanted" cuimiui.i
THE OMAHA I5KK.
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