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The Omaha Daily Bee Intelligent ad-takers - will help write THE WEATHER UNSETTLED J WUi TT Bill HU1 Telephone Tyler 1000 " ' v VOL. XL VI. NO. 158. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1916 TEN PAGES. On TratM, ( HoHli, Ntwi Ktudt, ., . SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. ) FOURTH INFANTRY OF NEBRASKA TO BE BROUGHT BACK riusker Guardsman Anong Lat est Troops Ordered to Re turit Home from Camps on Mexican Border. COME IN THREE GROUPS Sixteen Thousand Soldiers Are Designated by Funston to Take Their Leave. CARS BEING ASSEMBLED San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 18. Na tional Guard organizations aggregat ing 16.000 troops were designated by General Funston to leave the border service and return to their respective siatts to be mustered out of the fed eral service. He acted in compliance with War department instructions. The homeward movement of these organizations will be in three groups to facilitate the use of rolling stock. Cars are now being assembled for regiments included ill the first group and the movements from various bor der points will begin in a few days. General Funston estimated that it would be January 5 or 7 before all units in the last group had started. The following units will be returned to their home stations as soon as transportation is available: Nebraska Fourth infantry. Iowa Company A., engineers. Minnesota Brigade headquarters and Second infantry. Kansas Company A., signal corps. North Dakota First infantry. Utah Field hospital No. 1. Pennsylvania: Sixteenth and Fourth infantry, one infantry brigade head quarters, division headquarters and signal battalion; ambulance company No. 1; field hospital No. 1, First cav alry. Michigan Thirty-first infantry. Indiana Company A, signal corps, ambulance company No. 1; first bat talion field artillery, less battery D. Missouri Troop B, field hospital No. 1, ambulance company No. 1; Company A, signal corps, brigade headquarters and Second infantry. Maryland Field hospital company No. 1, first ambulance company. Illinois Company A, signal corps, Seventh infantry. New i York Ambulance company No. 3; Twenty-third infantry and Sec ond field artillery; field hospital Nc. 3. Wisconsiri-r-Brigade headquarters and First infantry; field hospital No. 1. Virginia First infantry. Tree. Falls Across. " Track in Front of Train, Two Killed i Hoquiam, Wash., Dec. 18. Two en ginemen were killed and a Northern Pacific local passenger train wrecked near here late last night when a tree fell across the track just as" the engine approached. The locomotive, tender and baggage car passed over the trunk, but immediately afterward the tender telescoped the engine cab, crushing the engineer and fireman so that their bodies could not be re moved until wrecking apparatus ar rived. Stomach Aches Would Be Welcome at Riyerview Juvenile court officials are hoping that Santa Claus will not be too busy to pay a visit to Krverview detention huine. The children there, no mat ter if they're good, bad or indifferent, are children still, and are looking torward to Christmas. -But tile chances of them getting stomach aches from eating too much Christ mas randy and hurting themselves stumbling over toys are pretty slim unless some kind-hearted, generous indi.idual figures out that lie won't miss a couple of yellow-backs from I-is bank roll. The Weather Kor Nebraska Unsettled, somewhat Wanner. Trnt)fr;r!iire at Omaha Yesterday. Hour. Dept. f a. m 10 6 a. in 7 a. m 8 a. m 9 u. m 10 a. m 1& a. m. m. . . . 20 1 . m. i 2 p. m . US 3 p. m 30 4 p. m US 5 p. ni '-'6 6 p. m 25 7 p. m 2& 8 p. m 26 Comparative Loral Record, 1916. 1915. 1914 191 a. HlfhPBt ysterday ... 30 29 30 Lowest yesterday ... . 9 . 15 20 Mean temperature- ,. ,20 22 25 I'reciplUtton 00 T .07- 45 27 36 .00 Temperature and precipitation departure! from the normal at Omaha Mince Id arch 1, and compared with last two yean: Normal temperature 27 Deficiency for the day 7 Total rxt-emi since March 1 325 Normal precipitation 03 inch Deficiency for the day 03 Inch Total rainfall alnce March 1....16.14 tnchep Deficiency ilnce March 1 U. 73 inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 1.89 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1914. S. 7 Inches Reports Front Stat lone mi 1 P. M. Station and State Temp. High- Rain- , of Weather. 7 p. m. cat. fall Cbeyenn. cloudy 34 Davenport, snow 11 12 48 28 48 44 38 ' 30 64 36 Denver, cloudy 38 48 Dea Moines ciouay... zu Dodge City, clear 34 Lander, cloudy 30 North Platte, cloudy... 33 Omaha, clear 25 Vuoblo, clear 42 Kpid City, snow 24 Halt Lake, part cloudy. 32 Sante Fe, clear 36 hTtdun, cloudy 88 Sioux City, clear ,.,.r. 24 v!rntlne. nnow 2ti 32 "T indicates trace or precipitation, I A. WJXBH, Meteorologist. DEFENSE STARTS IN WILDJORSE CASE First Witness Testifies Thou sands of Animals Ran Wild on Arizona Range. BROTHERS CONTRADICT Thcr were horses, yes thousands of them, on the Coconino reserve in Arizona, witnesses for the defense tes tified before the "wild horse" jury yes terday afternoon, in which the gov ernment is prosecuting the United States Live Stock company and the Omaha Land and Investment com pany for the use of the mails to de fraud. That the horses were net phantom and imaginary was the testimony of L. W. Arnold, stockman ot O Jeilt, Neb., the first witness to take the stand for the defense. He told the jury that he thought he saw between 3,000 and 4,000 animals roaming the reserve. Were the horses wild?" he was asked. "You bet they were wild." "You might have seen the same horses twelve or more times and thought they .were different animals each time?" the United States district attorney, on cross-examination, asked mm. "Possibly." Borrows Money. The stockman 'testified beiore the jury that he had gone into partnership witn u A. smith tor the capture ot the wild horses and that he and Smith had borrowed $10,000 from C. M. Thompson, president of the Newport, Neb., bank to finance the expedition. With the money he said he and Smith purchased all the brands of the wild horses from individuals in Flagstaff, Ariz., that it was possible to. "Did you gather any horses?" he was asked. "Yes; about 250." "We took them to the stock yards and auctioned off a large number." "I was the hieliest bidder on some of them," he said, "and bought a car load at about ?J0 a head for my ranch near O'Neill, Neb." "And even then," the stockman re plied, "I know we didn't get the best horses, for the best horses got away." After buying a carload of the ani mals, Arnold said he sold out his share of the horse business to Smith, because he had something better in sight. Brothers in Dispute. H. h. Middleton, whose brother had previously testified for the govern ment that the horses were almost an unknown factor, completely contra dicted his brother's testimony. Me said that he saw thousands of horses on the range and that a person could catch them if Tie devoted his time to the task. He said that he intended going out and catching the horses called for in his bill of sale as soon as the government was through pros ecuting the case. P. F. Maley, 4210 Sprague street, the city, said he saw a large number of horses on the range in Arizona and that he had rounded up four carloads for the United States Live Stock company. On cross-examination he admitted, how-ver, tnat lu: might have been mis', ken in the number of animals he saw, for he wasn't-just certain if he had seen the same bunches or animals more than once. Art Miller and W. A. Autrum, con nected with the South Side stock yards, testified that they had seeu sev eral carloads of horses that were shipped to the yards for auction which had come from Arizona. They were hardly the kind that the United States Live Stock company claimed to have sold in their bills of sales, they admitted, when cross-examined by government attorneys. Crew is -Rescued From Bark Nethtis; Given Up for Lost New York, Dec. 18. The twelve men thought to have been lost on the bark Nethtis, separated from the tug Garibaldi during a storm off the New Jersey coast on a voyage from Bra zil, were rescued yesterday by the Italian ship Sardegna, which brought them to this port today. Distress signals were observed by the Sardegna's lookout at 10 a. m. yes terday when the Italian vessel, from Mediterranean ports, was some miles off Barnegat, N. J. A lifeboat was lowered and the twelve men on the vessel in trouble, which proved to be the missing Nethtis, were taken off. The ship was abandoned. The Garibaldi, towing the Nethtis, left Maranham, Brazil, on October 13. Several times the line part but the tug succeeded, in picking up the bark again until, with less than sixty miles of their 6,000-milc voyage still to be completed, the Nethtis was again lost on Friday. This time the heavy weather made it impossible for the tug to recover its tow and the bark's crew was given up as lost. Belle Fourche Cow Makes Butter Record Belle Fourche, S. D., Dec. 18. A new record for butter production has been established by a cow belonging to M. J. Smiley here, it is claimed. The official test, made by Prof. Lar son of the state college, shows a pro duction of 4777 pounds of butter in seven days. Ten Per Cent Increase for Four Thousand Coke Makers Cary, W. Va., Dec. 18.-Thc United States Coal and Coke company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel company, announced today that it would give its 4,000 employes a Lhnst mas present in the form cf a 10 per cent increase in wages. The increase will become effective at once. PEACE NOTE IS PRESENTED 10 THEJNTENTE German Reply Given to Allied Governments at London, Paris, Rome -and Other Capitals of Coalition, NOTHING SPECIFIC IN Lloyd George's Speech in Com mons Today Expected to Indicate Attitude. ANSWER TO . THE CHARv London, Dec. 18. The presentation of the German note to the entente al lied governments has now practically been accomplished. While the Brit ish foreign office was receiving the document . from Ambassador Page shortly after noon, it is believed that a similar delivery was taking place in Paris. The Swiss minister at Rome has presented the' note of the central powers to Italy without comment and through the same channel lite mes sage was presented to Belgium and Portugal also without comment. The Netherlands minister tendered the .peace proposals to Serbia in behalf of Bulgaria. r Note Informally Presented. Prior to receipt of tire note by the British foreign office, the deliveries to Italy, Belgium and other countries had permitted exchanges concerning the exact official contents, which proved to be substantially the same as given in the speech made in the Keichstag by Chancellor von beth- mann-Hollweg and viithout contain ing any specific indication of the terms. It is also being observed in official circles that the note was informally presented without comment This is taken to indicate that Germany framed the communication so that the neutral intermediaries would act only as forwarding agents, at least, at the outset. . To Show General Attitude. Premier Llvd Georire's soeech in the House of Commons Tuesday is expected to show the general attitude of the British government Thereafter exchanges between the entente allies will dtrmm th nature of the joint reply, but informal conferences al ready have 'prepared much of the ground. It is understood the assertion made in the note that the war was forced upon Germany will not be permitted to go unchallenged and (hat ai t mat ter of historical record, Germany1! part in the events leading to the War will be clearly shown. What is termed by British" officials as Ger many's methods of conductinn war against a civilian population, women and children, particularly, in the re cent Belgian deportations, also is likely to be pointed out. According to the latest advices reaching the en tente allied governments the number of Belgians deported has reached lO.OUO. Seeks Conference. White the note as presented -makes no reference to a conference, there continu to b indications that Germany is seeking a conference. I his has led to a careful scrutiny of the last prec edent, that of the conference preced ing tne peace congress at the close ot the Crimean war. A preliminary conference was held at Vienna in 1854 and proved abdrtive, but when the peace congress which finally settled the terms was held if Paris a year later the discussions at the conference served largely as a basis. Transmitted at Paris. Paris, Dec. 18. The American em bassy transmitted the German peace note to the French foreign office to day. Attorney General Reed Files Suit Against W, G. Ure Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 18. Attorney General Reed today brought suit in the supreme court against Treasurer W. G. Ure of Douglas County for $3,800 interest on belated payments to the state. According to a ruling of State Treasurer Hall, unpaid county remittances draw 10 per cent interest. The $3,800 for which Reed is suing is interest of remittances overdue when the supreme court up held Hall's ruling that counties should remit to the state every month. German Bonds Held Contraband of War London, Dec. 18. Sir Samuel Evans, president of the British prize court, ruled today that German bonds come under the reprisals order and that German securities to the value of 30,000 marks, which were seized while on their way in a letter to the State Commercial and Savings bank of Ch cago, snoum remain in court as property of enemy origin until the declaration of peace, or until dealt with as the court might direct subse quently. The securities were seized on board the Danish steamship Fred erick VIII. Regular Soldier Accidentally Shot Brownsville, Tex., Dec. 18. Private Robert Gail, 22 years old, of Troop II, Third United States cavalry, was accidcntly shot and killed here late yesterday when a rifle in the hands of another cavalryman was accidcntly discharged while being cleaned. Gail's former home was near Detroit, Mich, GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS Scene in Maine, where Christmas trees are being cut for shipment to various parts of the country. Many thousands of these trees are cut, trimmed and shipped to the big cities every year. 11 ; U. P. BRIDGE TO BE MOVEDON FRIDAY Between Now and Then Trains Are Routed Over Plattsmouth and Illinois Central Bridges. TO START AT TEN MORNING Again the time has been set for moving the Union Pacific old bridge out and the new one into place. If all goes well the moving will occur Friday of this week. The exact hour has not been determined, but, accord ing to the present lineup, the change in location of bridges will be made be tween 10 in the morning and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, v To be on hand when the Union Pa cific bfidges are moved two moving picture men are here from the east. The work of prying up the old bridge and getting it on rollers that it may be slid cff the ptescut, faimdji-i. tion is well under way. Thisis de laying traffic and as a result few of the trains using the bridge are able to come into Omaha or get out on time. i During all Sunday the bridge was closed and trains from the east into Omaha and out were routed through the Union Pacific shop yards and over the Illinois Central bridge. The Burlington during the tempo rary delay incident to the moving of the Union Pacific has routed another of its Chicago trains by way of Platts mouth, No. 12, leaving at 6:30 in the evening going that way. Bank at Brush, Colo,, is Robbed by Two Auto Bandits Brush, Colo., Dec. 19. Two men held up the Stockmen's National bank here when the doors opened today and escaped in a closed motor car with $7,500 South Dakota Bank -Deposits Increase Pierre, S. D., Dec. '.8. An Increase ot nearly five and a half million dol lars in state bank deposits for the two months from September 12 to November 17 is shown in the report of state bank examiners issued today. The state banks show total resources of $98,200,277.31. The deposits in these banks have increased in two months from $78,192,736.52 to $83, 596,316.18. Thirty Members of Crew Of Columbia Reach U. S. New York, Dec. ' 18. The Italian ship Czarette from Genoa brought to the United States today thirty mem bers of the crew of the American steamship Columbia, which was sunk by a German submarine November 8 off the Spanish coat. The men. most of them horse tenders, confirmed the cable reports of '.he destruction by the same submarine of their ship, the Norwegian steamer Balto and the Swedish ship Varing, and of the trans fer of the crews of all three, by order of the submarine commander, to the Norwegian ship Fordelin, which land ed them on the Spanish coa.st in life boats. Wilsons Celebrate Wedding Anniversary by Making Their First Visit to the "Movies" Washington, Dee. 18. The President and Mrs. Wilson today cele brated their first wedding anniversary with s motor ride, a family dinner party and a visit to the moving pictures. The president and hit wife are very consistent theater goers, but it was their first visit to "the movies." They went to see Annette Kellerman in feature film. " Nbtlce of the anniversary was taken In the house, where Republican Leader Mann before adjournment tonight aroused hearty applause by mak ing it the subject of a brief address. "THie beauty of American politics," said Mr. Mann, "is that we iccept results and remain friends. Mr. Wilson recently was re-elected president. I did not vote for him. Today is the anniversary of a very important day in his life, and I wish to felicitate him and Mrs. Wilson on their happy union oi a year ago and wish for them a continuance of that happiness for a long tnd pleasant life." French and British Lose 5 Million Men Berlin, Dec. 18. (Wireless to Sayville,) The losses of the French army to date hive been 3, 800,000 and of the British 1,300,000, according to "competent military authority," says an Overseas News agency statement today. On the same authority the French losses on the Somme up to the end of November are estimated it not less than 250,000 and those of the British at 550,000. MOTHER RESCUES BABE FROM FLAMES Mrs. Herman Naegele Twice Struggles Through Fire-Filled Rooms to Children. BOY PLAYS WITH MATCHES '"lighting forvfcer fcW -whewere imprisoned in their burning home, Mrs. Herman Naegele, 2018 Martha street,, struggled twice through fire filled .rooms and rescued Eugene, aged 2 years, and Albert, her 10-nionth-old baby. Mrs. Naegele left her home just for fifteen minutes to make some pur chases at a neighboring store. The smell of smoke greeted her when she returned. She hastened to her apart ment and through a fog of choking smoke she saw Eugene in the kitchen. He was Jying prostrate on the floor. She hurriedly brought him to the operTair and dashed again into the burning home. Albert, who had been asleep in the sitting room when she left, was partly asphyxiated. She brought him into the street, where he soon recovered consciousness. The damage to the property is es timated at slightly more than $100. It is thought that Eugene started the fire by playing with matches near the kitchen stove. Lloyd George Will Be Able to Make His Statement Tuesday London, Dec. 18. Premier Lloyd George was much better this morn ine and his secretary said , that he would certainly make, the promised statement in the House ot Commons on Tuesday. Cuba Will Have Great Sugar Crop New York, Dec. 18. Cuba's sugar yield lor IVIO-IVI win oe a recora breaking one, according to cable ad- rAi.fHiri.r1 1lrrf hv lhr Kcder.lt Sugar Refining company. The cur rent crop will amount to .,too,uuu ions as compared with 3,006,000 tons last year and 2,582,245 in the previous The large output is attributed largely to tavorame weainer. 17 Americans Killed On ShipU-Boat Sunk London, Ucc. IV. seventeen Airier Iran mnli.tfrrs and eleven of the Brit' ish horse transport ship Russian, which was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean on December 14, have been killed, the British admiralty announced. VOLUNTEER ARMY SYSTEM1AILURE General Scott Tells Senate Mil itary Committee Universal Training Necessary. COUNTRY IS UNPROTECTED Washington, Dec. 18. Advocates and opponents of a system of univer sal training for military service to re place the volunteer system as the mainstay of the nation's defense had a hea.ing today before the senaU military committee on Senator ChamberUin's bill, for universal training, which is supported by the army general staff. i While representatives of orgsniia tior.s opposed to the bill, headed by Walter L. Fisher, former secretary of the interior, gave their reasons for opposing it, Major General Scott, chief-of-staff of the army, detail! to the committee why the general staff considered the volunteer system violly broken own, Inefficient nd useless and urge 1 that it be disoerdeJ for a universal system of liability to training and service. Scott Proposes Large Army. General Scott, discusting mucli of the army war college material, hith erto regarded as confidential, shows that the army general staff now be lieves that instead of 500,000 availa ble men, which :t considered suffi cient as a r.lart to defend the country against invasion, the country should have 1,500,000 fully trained men at the beci- '-lg of a war, with s like number ready to .'ollow in ninety days. The change is b:.sed on the development of the British army, the orgitiization of great Canadian forces and. the British alliance' with Japan. With such a force available, the army general stall, General Scott said, :onsidcrs tin United States practically immune from such en at lack as military strategists -believe might be expected from the victori ous set of powers in the European war. ' Fisher for Trained Reserve. Mr. Fisher declared himself in fa vor of adequate preparedness, "I believe," he said, "there is no higher duty than to provide for ade quate military preparedness. Hut there is a radical difference between a military policy for defense and ag gressive policy. If we arc going to defend the Monroe doctrine in its broadest sense we are embarking on a military impossibility." To provide a first line of defense, Mr. Fisher suggested that the pay of the army be doubled, that civic train ing which would fit the men for civil life be made compulsory and that as rapidly as they could be trained men DC uiscnargca imo a citizen reserve, u. able for dutv in war. The plan proposed here is to adopt universal training for the sake of its civic by-product, for it is argued that universal training will give greater civic efficiency. Why not turn this right around. If you'll adopt civic discipline for the sake of its military by-product, you'll carry the country and you can't carry it otherwise." Arraigning the volunteer system as extravagant, inefficient and dangerous, the chief of staff told the committee that universal training would be dem ocratic, reliable, efficient and econom ical and within a few years practically render the United States immune from attack. "It would be democratic," he said, "because the burden of national dc- (CoDttnurd on l'nire Haven, tolumn Throe.) General Strike Of One Day Begins In Spain Tuesday Madrid, Dec. 18. (Via Paris.)-A twenty-four-hour general strike, called by the labor organizations as a protest against the increased price of food will take place tomorrow throughout Spain. Factories, stores and many offices will be closed and no newspapers published. The au thorities have posted notices appeal ing to the good sense of the public to maintain order and announcing that any disturbances would be vig orously dealt with. VON MACKENSEN ADVANCE BEYOND BUZEURIYER LINE Entente Reported Preparing for New Stand on the Railway Twenty Mile to the North. Germans, in Counter Attack, Retake One Poin in the Verdun Region. FRENCH BOOTY IS LARGE Bulletin. Berlin, Dec. 18 (By Wireless to Sayville.) The Teutonic army ad vancing northward in northern Dodrudja has crossed the line between Babadagh and Hccineaga, says the war office announcement tonight. (AhmkIiImI rm War Summary.) Some lessening in the intensity of the fighting in Roumania is indicated by today's German army headquarters statement, which reports the situation on the Roumanian front unchanged. Field Marshal von Mackensen's ad vance has pushed considerably beyond the Buzeu line, drawn approximately across, the southern boundary of Mol davia, and uuothcial advices indicate that the entente front is to be es tablished between Rimnik Sarat, on the Buzeu-Jassy railway, about twenty miles north of Buzeu and the Danube marshes. Current advices declare that the Roumanian army is no longer in ac tion, having been withdrawn for re grouping and refitting to Jassy and Bessarabia, under the piotection of Russian forces, which now hold the fighting line. The Russians are ex pected to make the stand on the Rim nik Sarat line, where strong defenses have been prepared. The Berlin state ment reporting hostile forces falling back on Ibraili, may indicate that the easterly end of the line will be es tablished at this important Danube 1 river point, twenty-five miles sooth of jalata. 1 , . On the Franco-Belgian front; Paris : announces s strong counter attack by tlie Germans on the position won by the French in their lecejit sweeping advance north and northeast of Ver- , dun. The only success Of the attack- ' mg forces, however, according to Paris, was at one point on the Cliaiii brettes farm, about a mile and a quar ter north of Fort Douamont, where they secured a footing. The French took 11,387 prisoners in the Verdun fighting of the last three days, the Paris .war oifice announced. together with 115 cannon, 107 machine guns and forty-four bomb throwers. German Official Report. Berlin, Dec. 18. (Wireless to Say ville.) No change in the situation on the Roumanian front is reported in today's communication fisjm army headquarters. The statemein follows: "In the Mestccancsci sector, east of the Golden Bystritsa, there was a (Continued on Paia Meran, Column Two.) First Restriction ' On Food in Force In Great Britain Loudon, Dec. 18. The first food restriction went into force in Eng land today. Hotels and restaurants are now forbidden to serve more than two courses for breakfast or luncheon ami three courses for din ner. , Little inconvenience was experi enced in connection with the first two meals. The Englishman's usual breakfast consists of a cereal and bacon, eggs or fish, and, except in the more expensive places, a luncheon of two courses is the rule. It was in arranging for a dinner of three courses that the caterers experienced the greatest difficulties, but even in this case few ..re likely to go hungry, as hors d'ocuvres and soup count only half a course, and for the two other courses diners have the choice of fish, entrees or roasts, with vege tables and deserts. Cheese with bread and butter or crackers is not counted as a course. The meatless day, which is ex pected to follow shortly, will prove a, more difficult iiroblem for restaurants which make a specialty of roasts. Cash Dividend of ' , Hundred Per Cent Pittsburgh, Dec. 18. Stockholders of the Standard Oil company of Ken tucky, located here today, received official information that they would be asked to vote on a proposition of the directors to increase the capital of the company from $3,000,000 to $0,000,000. A cash dividend of 100 per cent is to be paid out of the com pany's $4,000,000 surplus. Just think For lc a Word your want will be told to 200,000 -people. Can you find a cheap er, quicker way to get the desired results than through a Bee Want Ad. Call Tyler 1000 You ure as close to The Baa Want Ad Dept. as your phone is to you.