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VOL. XLVL NO. 162.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 80, 1916 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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BILL FOR OPENING
UP GRAZING LAND
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Wilson Approves Ferris Meas
' ure for 640-Acre Home
steads in Western and
Alaska Grain Country.
OVER SIX HUNDRED MILLION
Will Make Homes for Thou-
sands of PeopleSays Fer
' ris of Oklahoma.
LAW DOUBLES LAND UNIT
Washington, Dec 29. President
Wilson late, today signed the Ferris
bill opening up 640-acre homesteads
for stock raising and grazing par
poses. It is accounted of great im
portance to the western states. The
bill passed the house a year ago,
. the senate on the closing day of the
last session of congress and final
agreement was reached between con
ferees last,week. Representative Fer
ris of Oklahoma, its author, said to
night that a considerable part of the
300,000,000 acres of public lands in
the west and the 375.000,000 acres in
Alaska could be utilized for stock
raising under the act Thus he said,
. thousands of homeless citizens would
be - able to gain homes. The law
; raises the homestead unit from a maxi
mum of 320 acres to 640 on arid,
: semi-arid, non-irrigible and non-tim-bered
public lands. Improvements of
$1.25 per acre must be made by the
homesteader. " .
The bill was strongly endorsed by
i the Interior department, which in
formed congress that it , would re
sult in having the number of cattle
- in the west "greater than during the
most prosperious days of the cattle
kings.''. .. . . '.
Are to Decide What
Action to Be Taken
New York, Dee. 29,-The 400,000
, railroad employes affiliated with the
' four trainmen's brotherhoods will de
cide the next step which will be taken
by their authorized committee which
has been handling their side ' of the
. controversy over the operation of the
Adamson law, it was announced here
today by the brotherhood chiefs.., -'
i The brotherhood leaders, after an
t announctdjODferenoe thia afternoon,
gave out a statement, indicating their
fear that the pending litigation, to
gether with possible future legal
step .on the part of the railroads,!
would delay indefinitely the investiga
tion by President Wilson's special
committee, headed by George W. Goe-
thals. ', ..... .
The-statement of the brotherhood
' chiefs" concluded: The entire situa
tion is to be placed before the mem
bers by special circular."
Policy a Blunder
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 29. Frederick
, I. Huidekoper. founder of the Army
League of the United States, in an ad
dress before the American Political
Science - association here - todav
charged that ''almost without excep
tion historians ana writers ot Ameri
can school books have' suppressed
with studied care the disasters which
we have so often suffered and the
blunders we have committed, owing
to a total absence of a proper mili
tary policy." ; .. ' .
Mr. Huidekoper, who was address
- ing the conference on naval and mili
tary 1 administration in the .United
Slates, held under the auspices of the
science association, prefaced his re
marks by saying: v
"The United States never had a
, military policy or anything approach
ing one, unless an unlimited capacity
for blundering, in military matters
may be called a policy".
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FOR PEACE PLANS
Switzerland, Sweden, Norway
and Denmark in Line with
Note of the President.
SPEEDY ACTION IS URGED
Washington, Dec. 29. The joint
peace note from Norway, Sweden and
Denmark arrived here today and will
be made public later.
Another peace note from one of the
Scandinavian countries was received
at the State department. Further than
to say that it was not an answer to
President Wilson's note, Secretary
Lansing refused to discuss it.
The Norwegian note, with which
those from Denmark and Sweden are
identical, follows :
"It is with the most lively interest
that the Norwegian government has
learned of the proposals which the
president of the United States has
just made with the purpose of facili
tating measures looking toward the
establishment of a durable peace,
while at the same time seeking to
avoid any interference which could
cause pain to belligerents' feelings.
"The Norwegian government would
Consider itself failing in its duties to
ward its own people and toward alt
humanity if it did not express its
deepest sympathy with all efforts
which could contribute to put an end
to the ever-increasing suffering and
the moral and material losses.
"It has every hope that the initia
tive of President Wilson will arrive
at a result worthy of the high pur
pose which inspired it." .
.Note Handed to Morris.
Stockholm (Via London), Dec. 29.
K. A. Wallenberg, foreign: minister
of Sweden, today handed to Ira Nel
son Morris, the American minister,
the' Scandinavian j countries' peace
note to the belligerents for transmis
sion to Washington. When Mr, Mor
ris delivered President Wilson's note
to Mr. Wallenberg oni December 21
the foreign minister evinced profound
interest in the desire for peace, and
the note handed to Mr. Morris re
flects this as the feeling prevailing
throughout Scandinavia. , , ,
Swiss Explains Part
Bologna, Dec. 29. (Via Paris.)
President Schulthess of Switzerland
has explained the part played by his
country in, the recent steps in favor
of peace in an interview w'tli Signer
Eualici, editor of "the Resto .Del
irlino. President t Schulthess is
quoted as saying: .-" ' ,
"Switzerlaad had nothing-whatever
to do with President Wilson's, note'
The federal eouncil got into com
munication with the American gov
ernment in order to learn if the latter
intended to do anything in favor of
peace and simply, received a copy
of the note at the same time as the
hellip'r.rents. The council has .decided
to' support the tore? inspired b J' ah ar-j
dent desire to .see a termination rap1
idly put to the suffering caused by this
terrible war, of which the Swiss peo
ple has daily evidence in the shape
of interned invalids and civilians from
places ordered evacuated,
"I do not know what will be the
fate of the neutral proposals, and in
any case Switzerland has no intention
of mterferfig with the affairs of the
belligerents. But it considers it its
duty to make known to them that it is
ready to hel. exchange views, in the
event of its seeming desirable." '
' The president said that he was as
tonished at the rumors of fears of
the violation of Swiss neutrality. "I
cannot conceive," he said, "that any
of the belligerents harbor the idea of
passing through our country. It would
not be to their advantage. In addi
tion to the great difficulty of terrain,
they would be confronted with the vig
orous resistance of the Swiss army
and the whole people. My country
knows only one form of neutrality, and
that is absolute neutrality. Let there
be no mistake. In the presence of
external danger, no matter from what
side it Comes, Switzerland will be
united, notwithstanding differences in
race and language."
Scandinavians Favor Peace.
London, Dec. 29. The Scandi
navian governments have sent a joint
note1 to, belligerents supporting, the
peace note of President Wilson.
A Reuter dispatch from Copen
hagen says the Danish, Swedish and
Norwegian governments have in
structed their legations to address to
the governments of the belligerent
countries notes in which the Scandi
navian governments, adhering to the
note-of President1 Wilson concerning
measures to be adopted for facilitating
a durable peace, assert they would
consider themselves as failing in their
duty toward their respective peoples
and toward humanity as a' whole if
they did not express their most pro
found sympathy with' every effort
which may contribute toward putting
an end to the sufferings and losses,
moraLand material, which are ever
growing in consequence of the war.
The three governments cherish the
hope that the initiative taken by Presi
dent Wilson will lead to a result
worthy of the generous spirj which
prompted this action. (
Conservative to Build
New Home in Year 1918
A new building is to be erected at
Eighteenth and Farnam streets on the
site of the present Davidge block in
the year 1918, by the Conservative
Savings and Loan association, for its
The Conservative bought the Dav
idge block of Dr. Harold Gifford last
year, and announced at the time that
the site would eventually be used as
the location for a handsome building
to be the home of the Conservative,
which is at present located at 1614
In the semi-annual statement of the
association, just issued, it is announced
that the new structure is to be built
in 1918. .
"Until the great war ends," reads a
part of the report," it does not seem
wise to make any change in the inter
est rate to borrowers.' We believe that
it would be more just and fair to all
concerned to maintain our present rate
of interest until it can be permanently
LAWYER TO LEAD,
POINTING WAY TO
MEN AND NATIONS
John N. Dryden, Nebraska Bar
Association Head, Says Task .
Should Be Chiefest Factor
in Reconstruction o,N .
WHAT OF THE D?'
Problems of '
WHICH IDEA IS TO LIVE?
Contending that as a result of the
European war and internal strife the
public mind of the country is in utter
chaos, John N. Dryden of Kearney,
president of the Nebraska State Bar
association, speaking before the sev
enteenth annual meeting at the Hotel
Fontenelle, declared that the United
States is at a parting of the Ways.
Mr. Dryden, who opened the two
days' convention with an address on
the subject, "The American Lawytr
and His Present Task," touched upon
such timely and outstanding topics
as the European war, the Mexican
trouble and domestic difficulties. He
gave as his opinion that this country
is the most competent leader in a
new international purpose and that
the' legal profession should be the
chiefest factor in the reconstruction
which is to be unless government by
law shall perish from the earth.
The state bar association head re
marked that if our generation does
not devise some better plan for the
settlement of international contro
versies than I liquid fire, poisonous
gases and single shells which de
stroyed a thousand men, it will be a
confession of intellectual and moral
Germany Most Competent. . .
Mr. Dryden paid a glowing compli
ment to the Teutons, terming them
the exponents of what he character
ized the "newest nationalism." He
said that we have heard much of the
new nationalism, but if we seek the
newest nationalism, we must look to
Germany. Reduced to its simplest
terms, Mr. Dryden asserted that it
means in the competition of nations,
Germany alone is fit to survive, add
ing that it proves its case by achieve
ment without parallel in the evolu
tion of the race.
"Germanv of todar. is the suorem-
est product of mere intellectualism,"
Mr. Drvden said. "Illiteracy is thel
lowest by,, far. on Jhe JeJajKe-JH,
sixteenth' of T pert tint The re-
suit of It all is imoerial Germany in
every way competent, its emperor, the
ablest and most' influential man in
Europe; it is the apotheosis of mili
"I have' selected Germany, not for
the purpose of criticism, or invidious
comparison, but because it repre
sents a distinct type of national de
velopment, and we are at the parting
of the ways and must choose the right
path or the left"
Dwelling upon the agitation for
preparedness, Mr. Dryden pointed out
that as yet no one has made it quite
clear, as to our neel "The president,"
said Mir. Dryden, "shortly after the
present war began declared himself
after the most conservative fashion
in that regard. A year later he said
our navy should be equal to the
greatest, and quite recently he has
made the significant statement that
the fime of neutrality is . past.
Chaos of Public Mind.
"Meanwhile an expert insists that
our navy should be twice as power
ful as that of any .other nation.
These, and a multitude of counter
opinions, indicate the utter chaos of
the public mind, but there is agree
ment that we desire peace at all
"Preparedness can never be more
than relative," he added. "Absolute
preparedness means the supremacy of
brute force. If our nation is sincere
add in earnest, and we are to have
what is rather vaguely understood as
adequate military preparedness, a sin
gle illustration ought to indicate in
some sense its value as an American
policy. I have called attention to the
demand from some quarters for a
navy twice as powerful as that of any
other nation. It is conceivable that
we might have reached that standard
of equipment, but in the meantime
Great Britain has launched eight new
dreadnaughts in a single day, more
powerful than any heretofore con
ceived, and this one incident would
compel the building by us of sixteen
additional war craft, preferably of a
more powerful pattern.
England Is Arrogant.
"England is much pleased with us
now, for obvious reasons. But she is
arrogant, unreasonable, selfish and the
mistress of the seas. She has vast ter
ritory to our north, populated by de
voted and patriotic sons. In addition
to competitive naval armament we
should, for peaceful purposes and to
induce a friendly regard on the part
of our mother country, build and
equip s line of forts across the conti
nent with bristling cannon pointing
toward our Canadian neighbors on the
north. This would doubtless have an
altogether soothing effect.
"A year ago we were congratulat
ing ourselves that in the matter of
preparedness we had within our bor
ders a superman in the domain of
electrical science, and that the genius
of Mr. Edison would produce some
mechanism so deadly in an altogether
ominous fashion, that in comparison,
the Krupp and the submarine and the
drcadnaught would be regarded as
the toys of children. Prior to Au
gust, 1914, such a conception would
have been unworthy of the American
, "We do hot need a great army nor
a powerful navy, and should set our
faces like a flint against any propa-
(Contlaued on Page Two, Column One.)
MOST ISSUE BONDS
. TO MEET DEFICIT
President . Wilson Tentatively
Agrees on Plan to Cover.
, Part of Debts.
WORK;. OUT OTHER J PLANS
. f.,i, ,, ,,
Wilson has tentatively agreed with
administration leaders in congress on
a bond issue to meet part of the
treasury deficit which confronts the
government for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1918, estimated t about
$180,000,000. V , ,
; With. Secretary McAdoo the presi
dent is wording on other plans for
raising additional revenue. "i '
The president has pointed out that
he believes a bond issue- should be
used only to meet temporary and
emergency expenditures. .. Many of
these have been caused by the Mex
ican situation.. ,i ,.
The treasury already has authority
by previous acts .of congress to issue
Panama bonds and about $240,000,000
of these are available. ' They Would
bear 3 per cent ; '' )
Plans for raising the other revenue
are understood to concern the income
tax, an inheritance tax and special
taxes on internal revenue and imports.
The deficit figures differ according
to congressional and administrative
viewpoints. Secretary McAdoo esti
mated in his annual report the ac
tual deficit in the working balance
of the treasury June 30, 1918, at $185,
583,000, which accounts for appropria
tions unexpended combined with the
left-over balance.' The congressional
appropriations committee basing their
estimates upon the actual appropria
tions without regard to whether the
executive departments spend all Or
part of the appropriations figure $313,
269,654 as the deficit.
The outstanding interest-bearing
debt of the United States June 30,
last, as, reported to congress by Sec
retary McAdoo,, amounted to $971,
562,590. Exclusive of postal savings
bonds, one-year treasury notes and
conversion bonds, this is made up of
$118,489,900 4 per cents, $63,945,460 3
per cents (due in 1918), $636,259,500
2 per cents (due in 1930), $84,331,980
Panama bonds, bearing 2 per cent,
and $50,000,000 Panama 3 per cents,
similar to those to be issued.
No Bee Issue
New Yearns Day
The Bee will observe the
New Year 's day holiday,
along with the other Oma
ha dailies, by omitting
publication for that day.
Our usual exhaustive sta
tistical review of Omaha's
industrial progress and
other activities will be
printed in our Sunday is
sue. As the edition' will be
strictly limited because of
the white paper shortage,
you will please order in ad
vance all extra copies which
you may want to send out-of-town
Annual Review Sunday
Get Your Ads in Early
Sentry: "1917 and All
Von Mackensen Driving Rus
' tians Before Him, Says Re
port bf the Germans.
, ' i r
FIGHTING .IN ..ROUMANIA
Striking back at the French in the
Verdun region, but on the bank of
the Meuse, opposite the scene of the
recent French successes, the Germans
made a strong effort last night to pen
etrate the French lines between' Hill
304 and Deadman hill, the dominating
eminences northwest of the fortress.v
" According to Paris, he attack was
broken up, the Germans succeeding
in gaining a footing in only one
trench, south of Deadman hill. .. .
The activities around Verdun have
been virtually the only breaks in the
monotony of winter trench warfare
along the Franco-Belgian front. The
battle of the Somme admittedly is in
,nt nt mcnpnn, llftrause of the
bad state of the ground and unfavor-vday
able atmospheric conditions, accord
mg to British authority.
Von Mackensen Keeps Up Thrust.
From Roumania, where the real ac
tivity of the war centers, Field Mar
shal von Mackensen is keeping up
his thrust for the line of the Sereth,
in Moldavia, driving the Russians be
fore hiip in none too good order, the
German reports intimate.
Latest accounts placed the left of
Von Mackensen's line beyond Rimnik
Sarat, near the Buzeu-Kokshani line,
while his right Apparently is drawing
close to Braila at the Danube end of
the trunk line from Buzeu.
Braila, ifnportant as a granary and
provisioning depot, itself is mean
while reported under fire from across
the Danube, where the Bulgarians
with German and Turkish assistance
are vigorously assaulting the Matcllin
Hope to Drive Out Russians.
The apparent hope is to clear Dob
rudja completely of Russians and ef
fect a permanent junction with the
Teutonic forces in Wallachia at a
point where the lower Danube will
be closed completely to Russian uses
and the way 'opened north of the
river for a possible advance into Bes
serabia, just beyond which lies
Violent fighting took place between
Russian troops and forces of the cen
tral powers yesterday in central Rou
mania. In the region of Amara, ac
cording to the Russian official state
ment issued today, a Teuton force
35,000 men strong launched an at
tack on the Russian lines. The battle
continued until evening, when the en
gagements slacked. In the sector pf
Rimnik-Sarat and Holdu alt the at
tacks' of the invaders were repulsed
by the Russians. '
Omaha Loan Association
Decalres Five and Half Melon
At the semi-annual meeting of the
board of directors of the Omaha Loan
and Building association, held Thurs
day, the secretary's report showed an
increase in the assets of the associa
tion for the year of $1,458,807.88.
A dividend of S'A per cent ' per
annum was declared for the six
months ending December 31, which,
together with the 6 per cent dividend
declared on July 1, makes a total
dividend of ,5jj per cent for the year,
amounting to $421,084.42. In addi
tion to the dividend, there was $22,
64175 added to the reserve fund and
undivided profits. '
LAWSON MUST POT
; UPMSHUT UP
invited to Washington to Tell
What He Knows of Advance
' Tip on the Peace Note, ,
TP REGULATE WALL STREET
- Wa.hfhgtrn, DcK S.-Thernrrt-
vers which, has- followed Congress:
man Wood's resolution1 for investiga
tion of whether any member of Presi
dent Wilson's official family profited
in the stock market because of inside
information -jn the president's peace
notes, got into semi-official form to
day when Chairman Henry of the
house rules , committee telegrapned
Thomas W. Lawson, Boston, to come
to Washington and substantiate his
published statements that he knew of
the so-called leak and his prediction
that there would be another.
- "Put up or shut up," said Chairman
Henry's telegram. "Cease slandering
and libeling congress and public of
ficials or make good your charges,"
Mr. Henry announced .that he
would reintroduce his bill next TueS'
to regulate the New-York Stock
"If Mr. Lawson states the truth
about Wall, street and an alleged
leak," he said, "it conclusively hows
that the bill introduced by ine in the
Sixfy-third congress to regulate the
Mew'York stock exchange should be
speedily passed and should even be
made more drastic.
tnis snort session should hnd a
way to protect the American oeoule
against such crimes as the one just
perpetrated by Wall street, if Mr.
Lawsou is anywhere near the truth,"
Branskv of Standard Oil ,
. Gives Gasoline Users Scars
Chicago, ;:. 29. A note of alarm
concerning the gasohnc supply of the
country was sounded at the conven
tion of the Society of Agricultural
Engineers here tc-jy by Dr. Oscar
E. Bran sky of the Standard Oil com
pany. V1. '
Bransky said that production was
not keeping pace with consumption
and that! exhaustion of the supply
was drawing -r. -The tension was
considerably relieved, however, when
it was calculated that the estimated
remaining supply of crude oil, visible
and invisible, 7,629,000,000 barrels in
all, would last for eighteen years at
the 1916 rate of consumption of 55,'
Dr. Bransky asserted that next year
there would be 3.000,000 automobiles
in operation in the United States, or
750,000 more than this year. He es
timated that eastern oil fields are S
per cent exhausted; midcontmental
fields, 50 per cent; Texas fields.
per cent and the California fields 35
Progressive Party Out of
Business in New -York
New York, Dec. 29. Owing to the
failure of the progressives in New
York state to poll the necessary votes
in the recent elections to entitle their
ticket to a place on the ballot, the
party lost official recognition in this
state and the doors of the progressive
headquarters here, state and national,
have been closed.
At the oflfices of George W. Per
kins, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the progressive national
committee, the only statement of an
explanatory nature forthcoming was
that "there is no longer a progressive
organization in this state. )
ALLIES COMPLETE :
REPLY TO GERMAN :
Delivery of Document to Be
Made in Paris Probably on
Wednesday and Then
Sent to Germany.
IS NOT SHORT AND SHARP
London Feels Optimistio Over
Plans Proposed to Bring
V War to an End. -
RIBOT AT THE CONFERENCE
London, Dec. 29. As a result of
the conferences which have been in
progress for several days the entente
reply to the German aote u now com
pleted. It could go forward today,
or tomorrow, except for the neces- '
ssry formality of transmitting it to
all the allies before final delivery.
This means that the delivery will be
made early in, or on the middle of,
next week, perhaps Wednesday.
v The delivery will be made at Paris,
after which the communication will
be forwarded to Germany through
American channels, he reply , is a
very long document, much more,
lengthy than the German note. This
ooint hi been one of the matters
of discussion during the conferences.
the objection having been raised that .
it is too long and should be short
and sharp. But there were so many
points for elucidation and such a
complete difference of conception of
the objects and purposes for which
the two sides went to war that it
was found desirable to extend the
note to considerable length. The pres-,
ence here of Alexandre Ribot, the
French finance minister, permitted the
French ministry to be represented
during the conferences.''
Unusual optimism is shown here
as a result of the final form which
the reply has taken, which is believed
to be such that it .will meet with
satisfaction at Washington.
Ihe reply to the American note
will follow within a few days after
the delivery of the reply to Germany. '
Spectator's Peace Plan.
London. Dec. ' 29. The Spectator
devotes the greater part of tomor
row's issue to answering President
Wilson's question as to what are the
peace terms of the entente allies.
Briefly summarized, the principal de
mands as outlined by .the Spectator
"The peace terms are to start from
the status quo, before the war. thus
including the evacuation- f 4he whole
of northern France, Belgium, Serbia,.
Roumania, Russia and Montenegro.
"Alsace-Lorraine is to be restored
to France. -The Danish portion of
Schleswig-Holstein is to go to Den
mark and Poxen, Polish Prussia and
Austrian Poland, are to be added to
the new subkingdom of Poland, which
the czar has pledged to create.
Ihe Slavs ot Bosnia, Herzegovina,
Dalmatia, Croatia, etc., are to be
created into a new kingdom.
: Bohemia , to be an independent
State. . .... .. . : '. ." ;
. "The Roumanian section of Tran
sylvania to be added to Roumania.
"The whole Austrian Tyrol, plus
Trieste, Istria and the other portions
of Austria which are Italian in blood
or feeling, to be added to Italy.
, "Turkey to yield Constantinople
and the straits to Russia.. ,'
'The Armenians to be put- under ,
Russiani tutelege. , 2
Tk. ir.k. i k. r.A c.-;i v
KV lllltHBiiu tawUs Will IV I l J
Asia Minor and Mesopotamia are to
(CmtbMMd mi Pa Two, Mama Fmv.) v
Want Law to Punish
A law designed to provide funds
for obtaining evidence against booy!
leggers when the prohibition amend
ment goes into effect will be drafted
by a committee appointed by the
County Attorneys' Association, which
held" its annual meeting at the Hotel
Fontenelle yesterday afternoon in"
connection with the convention of the
Nebraska State Bar ' Association.
County Attorney Messmore of Gage
county is chairman of the committee.
Problems confronting county at
torneys were discussed by the mem
bers of the organization, which ad
journed to Meet again January 10 at
Lincoln, when the legislature is in
session, to present several - recom
mendations to the state solans.
County Attorney George At Magney
of Douglas county, retiring president
of the organization, presided at, yes
terday's meeting, which was attended
by about forty county attorneys. Of
ficers for the ensuing year were elect'
ed as follows: Frank Peterson of
Lincoln, county attorney of Lancaster
county, president; A. V. Thomas of
David City county attorney of Butler
county, secretary and treasurer. ! .
A great many people
will have more time
to read the big Sun
day Section of The
Bee on Sunday and
Monday; of n e x t
week, as there will be
no editions of The
Bee on New Year's
Get your ad in early.
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