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The Omaha Daily Bee More store news in THE BEE, than other papers. "The great market place" THE WEATHER FAIR VOL. XLVI. NO. 171. , OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES. ( TralRt, at Hottl. Mm SUadi, ate., M SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. And He Hasn't Skidded Yet U.S. TROOPS MUST BE REMOVED FROM KAISER'S TERMS REPORTED IN THE HANDS OF WILSON GOVERNORS GIVE MESSAGES TODAY IN LEGISLATURE Outgoing Executive Will Ad dress Lawmakers and In coming Official Deliv ers Inaugural. t ELISEO ARREDONDO. Mexican ambassador to the United Statu, whoso recall mar b prelude to break botwoon the two countries. MEXICOAT ONCE Spokesman for Carranza Says Negotiations Will Not Be Renewed Until They Leave. . : W Former Premier of Hung&.y Rumored to Have Said Allies Can Learn Conditions From U. S. Chief. WILSON WILL SEE LANE NO BALL FOR THIS YEAR President to Have Conference With Members of Commis - sion at 5 O'clock. EXCHANGES ABE NEAR END Queretaro, Mexico, Jan. 3. Felix Palavacini, former secretary of public instruction, who often has spoken for General Carranza, declared before the constitutional assembly last night the international situation was grave. , General Carranza, said the speaker, hadVefused to resume conferences with the United States representatives until the American troops were with drawn from Mexico unconditionally and he declared that the assembly must rush the work on the constitu tion and proclaim the rights of the people, while General Carranza and the constitutional forces were battling against a dangerous enemy,': to save the national honor and integrity. Wilson Will See Commissioners. Washington, Jan. 1 President Wilson will confer at 5 o'clock this afternoon with Secretary Lane and the other American members of the Mexican-American commission. It was announced that the Ameri can commissioners would make a statement of their, position to the president and m some quarters that was taken to forecast an end of the commission negotiations. An answer is being prepared to Carranza's plea for modifications in the protocol, but it was said that was not to be dis cussed today with the president. The end of the commission negotia tions was considered by other officials to be preliminary to a riew line of pro cedure in Mexican relations, which is expected to begin with the sending of Henry P. Fletcher to his post as American ambassador at Mexico City and the withdrawal of the American military expedition. Illinois TwoCent Fare Law Attacked In Federal Court ' Chicago," Jan. 3 Hearing of th,e petition of wenty-nine railroads to restrain the Illinois Public Utilities commission and other state adminis trative agencies from enforcing the Illinois 2-cent law, opened today in federal court here before Judges Lan dis. Carpenter and Evans. Repre sentatives of half a dozen western states were present. Suspension foi four months of the schedules, tiled by the railroads in creasing practically all state passen ger fares to 2 and 4-10 cents a mile lias been ordered by the State Public Utilities commission, pending the de cision of . the court. , . . The case developed from a protest filed by Business Men's league of St. Louis and a similar action by (he business men of Keokuk, la., with the Interstate: Commerce, commission, charging that the railroads discrimi nated in favor of Illinois points across the Mississippi ... river from those cities when the interstate fares of cehts were charged by (he railroads.' An order was issued by the Interstate Commerce commis sion to AiK railroads to cease dis crimination against those cities' and later it was amended to compel re adjustment of intrastate rates in Illi nois. The higher rate schedules are based on this order. Towns in North Dobrudja . , Are Captured by Invaders Berlin, Jan. 3. (By Wireless to Sayville.) The towns of Matchin and iijilai in northern Dobrudja have ecu captured, it is announced ' of ficially. ' - The Weather For Nebraska -Pair; no Important change In temperature - Hours. Deg, 6 a. m 24 6 a. m 23 7 a. m 25 t a. m it t a. m 24 10 a. m..... 31 11 a. ra , ... 36 IS m 49 1 p. m. Z p. m 5 p. m 48 4 p. m , 46 6 P. m 43 6 p. m 41 7 p. m 37 8 p. m 38 . . i- Cntpwatlre Local Rword. m. ii6. ii4. ma. Highest yesterday .. 4 44 26 2t Lowest yesterday .... 23 20 21 14 Mean temperature ... 34 Jit 24 18 Precipitation "N 99 ' .00 .00 T Temperatures and precipitation departures (rem the normal: Normal temperature 21 Kxcesa for the day Total excese sin March 1 20ft Normal precipitation -03 Inch Deficiency (or the day. .08 Inch Total railfall since March 1., .18.72 Inches i'teclency slate March 1 12.68 Inches Deficiency or. period, 1916.... l.0 inches Deficiency cor. period, 1114.... 3.41 Inches " Reports from Hiattom at 1 p. M. autlon and State . Temp. High- Raln- ; of weather. T p. m. Cheyenne, cloudy 32 Davenport, elar ....... 38 , Denver, cloudy 32 Dea Moines, clear 38 Dodge City, clear 49 ' Lander, part cloudy ;.. 18 North Platte, pt. cloudy 38 -Omaha, clear ,., ..,, 37 lueblo, cloudy ........ 42 Kante Fe, part cloudy., 30 Sheridan, clear.... 20 8lous City, pt. cloudy. 38 Valentine.' part cloudy. 31 ' out fall. - 34 's : T - 38 .00 42 .M 44 ,.0 SO .00 34 .00 48 .00 48 .00 60 .00 38 r .00 18 - . 48 .90 42 J .89 T indicates trace of precipitation. L. A. WELCH, Meteorologist f'j if IfcWSEO AJSREDONDO SOLDIER BOYS SOON TO START FOR HOME January 15 Date Set for Mus tering Out Fourth Ne braska Regiment. WORK NOW UNDER WAY The changing back of the soldiers of the Fourth Nebraska regiment from government troops to their for mer status of Nebraska guardsmen, officially set for January 15 by Colo nel George Eberly, will be without any military pomp or certmony.' ;' Themustering,. which has been, in progress since ': the ( troops arrived Sunday, consists or the checking and reentering of all the clothes and materials: issued the soldiers while they were under government con trol. After 'this "paper work," as it is called in the army, is completed, the men will be marched before the pay master in companies and will then be formally mustered out. Before they have been mustered out, each must undergo a medical examination. This started Wednesday, when Companies E, F and the headquarters company, composed of orderlies arid the band, were examined. From now on, three companies will be examined each day. After this has been , completed and the men have been paid off they will then be given transportation to their tespective home towns. Watching for Disease. Although no new cases of diph theria have been reported among the soldiers of the returned Fourth Ne braska regiment in the last twenty four hours,' officers are watchful. Every case of sickness is carefully being examined and company officers have beeh instructed to report imme diately any signs of illness in their commands. There has been an epidemic of colds among the soldiers, due, doc tors believe, to climatic conditions here, as compared with Texas. All men reporting with colds or sore throats are immediately being ex amined for diphtheria. The restrictions imposed yesterday by Colonel Eberly have in no way been modified in the last twenty-four hours. Men of the machine gun company and Company K, from which the three diphtheria cases were found Tuesday, are still con fined to the post, with instructions to mingle as little as possible with the men of the other companies. Follow ing the order, civilians were barred from the barracks yesterday and of ficers gave as few leaves of absence as possible. The three men who were ill were reported better yesterday. None had high fever and doctors look for their rapid improvement. French Battleship Struck by Torpedo " Off Port of Malta Berlin, Jan. 3. (By Wireless to Sayville.) A dispatch to the Zurich Post from Milan reports that the French battleship Verite has been torpedoed by a German submarine near Malta, says an Overseas News Agency announcement today. The Verite, badly damaged, is lying near the port of Malta, the dispatch adds. ' The battleship Verite was built at Bordeaux in 1907 and is one of a class of four warships, of which the Liberte was destroyed by an explo sion in 1911. The battleships of this class displace 14,630 tons, with a water line length of 439 feet, beam 79.5 feet and draft 27.6 feet. Their armament comprises four 12-inch and ten 7.6-inch guns in the main battery, with two. torpedo tubes. They have a complenn 't of 742 men. The Verite made 19.2 knots on its trial trip. LODGE FLAYS BERNSTORFF Assails German Ambassador for Making Statement Ap proving President's Note. SENATE DELAYS ACTION London, Jan. 3. President Wilson new knows the peace conditions of the Teutonic allies and the entente powers can learn what they are from him, Count Julius Andrassy, formerly premier of Hungary, is quoted as asserting in a dispatch forwarded to the Central News Agency by way of Amsterdam. ' Warrington, Jan. 3. After another debate on Senator Hitchcock's reso lution to have v the senate endorse President Wilson's peace note dur ing which Senatdr Lodge attacked the German ambassador, Count von Bernstortf, for having made a pub lic statement approving it, the sen ate today again deferred action and will take up the question again to morrow. Senator Lodge's open mention of the German ambassador's name, which the senator said he knew was contrary to unwritten rules of sen ate proceedings, was the sensation of a speech in which the senator de clared that although he accepted in full faith President Wilson's state ment that the note was in no way suggested by nor associated with the peace proposals of the German allies, nevertheless he believed such state ments as the German ambassador had added to the opinion that the note was timed and designed to aid Ger many in making the peace terms it desires. - Should Hove Slowly. On the ground that the senate, as the only legislative body in the world having a voice in international rela tions, should move slowly and not take any action which might after ward become of aid to one set of belligerents, Senator Lodge led the opposition to the resolution in which he was supported by other repub licans, among them Senator Galli gher, the republican leader, and Sena tor Borah. i -- S.-nator Hitchiock, led thelightfo'r his resolution, in which he was sup ported iy. Senator, Smith of Georgia, ill: the 'contention that an endow ment of the president's note was no more than an act in the interest of humanity. When the senate resumes the de hate tomorrow it also will have be fore it a sub-resolution by Senator Galligher, which merely would say: "That the senate of the United States, in the interest of humanity and civili zation, expresses the sincere hope that peace between the warring na tions of Europe rnay be consummated at an early date." , The Hitchcock Resolution. The Hitchcock .. resolution would say: "That the senate approves and strongly endorses the action taken by the president in sending the diplo matic note of December 18 to the na tions now engage' in war suggesting and recommending that those nations state the terms upon which peace might be discussed." Senator Lodge insisted today that the Hitchcock resolution called upon the senate to endorse all of the presi dent's note, which he contended goes far beyond any proposition merely to bring the belligerents together. It would project congress, he said, into European politics, overturning a policy of years standing and iy in volving the United States in Euro pean p'olitics necessarily would in volve interests of the eastern hemis. phere with the interests of the west4 em hemisphere in contravention of the spirit of the Monroe doctrine. Be cause of widespread misinterpretation of the note Senator Lodge declared, congress was venturing into danger if it adopted the Hitchcock resolu tion. Misinterpretation of Note. "If misinterpretation of the note is general," he said, "then we are in dan ger, without abatement or modifica tion of the resolution, of stating to the whole world that the senate or congress are ranging themselves on the side of one belligerent in an. at tempt to bring about peace. "It will be observed that the presi dent found it necessary to state that he was embarrassed in making the proposition as it might appear that lie was influenced by the step taken by Germany, but a short time previ ous. "The president said his note was in no way associated with the German note. Unfortunately a different in terpretation has been placed upon the note, both abroad and here at home. Otherwise, it couid hardly be coming at the moment that it did." Buffalo Bill Removed to Resort; Fails to Improve Denver, Colo., Jan. 3. Failure to improve after a four weeks' illness at the home of a sister here tonight led to the removal of Colonel W. F. Cody (Buffalo (Bill to Glenwood Springs, Colo:, in the hope that treat ment at that resort might aid him. His sister, a nurse and physician accompanied him. His sister inti mated before leaving that she was worried about her brother's condi tion, but said he was not "critically ill." Colonel Cody's physician said that the condition of the famous pioneer, while better than it had been fcr some time, still was serious. RUSS FALL BACK TO LINEOF SERETH Strong Effort Will Be Made to Stop Victorious Advance of Teutons Here. G ALICIA IS IN DANGER (Aatoriattd Preis War Nummary.) Reports from both sides In the struggle in Roumania indicats that the Russians , Jiave no,vvj;irtiially. reached the line ofv the Sereth, to which they have been falling back while fighting strong, rear, guard ac tions. ' . ' . ,v Berlin today, announces that troops of the Ninth army under Field Mar shal von Mackensen are at Fokshani, which is on the fortified line which the Russians have been preparing and which follows in a general way the course of the Sercth. Ending at the Danube between Braila and Galata, this line -: extends northwestward through Moldavia in the direction of the western Moldavian frontier. It is here, according to present in dications, that the Russions count upon bringing Field Marshal von Mackensen's advance to a halt. Fail ing this purpose, it has been pointed out, they would expose their front from Galicia southward to a possible crumbline up process through a turn ing movement and imperil their Bes saraman territory 10 invasions norm of the Danube, across the line of the Pruth. Apparently the Teutonic effort to break this line is to be a strong one, as today's Berlin statement records smashing attacks upon the Russian lines at several points in which pris oners were taken and ground gained. Meanwhile the drive at the right flank of the Russians in this region along the western Moldavian frontier is con tinuing unabated and further progress in the Transverse valleys, notably in the Suchitza and Putna regions, is announced. - - On the Danube end of the- line the security of Braila has been further imperiled, according to the Berlin re port, by a new advance of the Teu tonic forces on the Dobrudja side of the river, where the Russians have been driven back further into the northwestern corner of the province opposite Braila. Elsewhere in the field of war no important operations are recorded in any of the official ac counts, patrol and artillery activities furnishing the material for the bulk of the statements. Berlin Journals Think Insult in Reply Intended for Home Effect Berlin, Jan. 2. (Via London, Jan. 3.) The reply of the entente to the peace proposals of the central pow ers is discussed at great length this morning by the newspapers, which base their remarks on the unofficial press version of the note as received here from French sources. The news papers are unanimous in saying the answer of the entente is only what was to be expected in view of the utterances of statesmen of the hos tile nations. The opinion is expressed that the note was addressed less to the cen tral powers than to the people of the entente countries and to neutrals; hence the strong declamatory lan guage calculated, according to the German opinion, further to inflame passions against the Teutonic allies. In particular it is declared the sec tion devoted to Belgium is intended expressly for the American people. In general the answer is regarded as the stiffest and .most brusque pos sible and to be couched in insulting Domestic Servants'. Union Asks Time and Half for Overtime Duluth, " Minn., Jan. 3. The first Domestic Servants' union reported organized east of the Missouri river has been formed here with 100 charter members and they will present their demands to the housewives of Duluth, January 15, as follows: Servants employed in families of two, $20 to $25 a month. Families of three or more, from $25 to $30 a month. " -" ' Nine-hour working , day with time' and a half for all overtime. 1 v , w One full day each week tor re creation. . Good, substantial food in reasonable quantities for all meals.- - Well lighted, p.roperly ventilated and sanitary sleeping chambers. - The union is said to be ac reation of the Industrial Workers of the World. Wood Resolution For "Leak" Inquiry Is Held Privileged Washington, Jan. 3. Representa tive Wood's resolution for a special investigation of charges of a "leak" on President Wilson's peace note was held privileged by the house to day and it was referred to the rules committee with instructions to report within ten days. . Long-Time Resident of Omaha Called by Death Timothy O'Connor, for forty years a resident of Omaha, died Wednesday at his home at 2719 Brown street, as the result of cancer of the stomach. Mr. O'Connor came to Omaha in 1876 and for thirty years was in the service of the Union Pacific. He is survived by one brother and two sisters in Montreal. Canada. The funeral will be held this morning at 9:30 from the Holy Name church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Coad Becomes Chairman Of Metropolitan Water Board William J. Coad was elected chair man of the Metropolitan Water board, to succeed Fred D. Wead, who has served a year. ;'C. M. Wilhclm was elected vice chairman. The board re organized yesterday afternoon for the year. P. C. Heafey and R. B. Howell succeeded themselves, thus making no changes in the personnel. and calumniating terms never before seen in an international document. All the newspapers agree that the only answer that the central powers can give is with the sword; that the war must be continued until the allies themselves sue for peace. Only a few newspapers see even a faint hope that peace still may be at tainable within a reasonable time, Cu riously enough the super-nationalist pan-German, Taeglische Rundschau, maintains a feeble show of cfotimlsm, saying: v "The thought of peace is not quenched by this rejection," but even this utterance is qualified by the ex planation that peace can come only through failure of the entente plans of conquest and crushing of Germany.' The Tageblatt also believe the idea of peace retains its vitality, saying: "Even though the attempt be made to bury it under a thousand argu ments, peace will continue to rise up mightier than ever after every failure to achieve expected victory." MINES PLANTED AT BRITISH PORTS Sweeper Blown to Pieces at Mouth of Falmouth Harbor and Seven Killed. STORY OF PASSENGERS ' New York, Jan. 3. Passengers ar riving here on the Holland-American steamer Nieuw Amsterdam say that German mines containing exception ally high explosives have been plant ed close to al. the- large harbors in, England, Scotland and Wales. They point to the experience ot the iNteuw Amsterdam and their own narrow escape as confirmation. . On its arrival off the harbor : of Falmouth, England, from Rotterdam a British trawler was sent out of Falmouth to sweep the channel for the entrance of the Dutch steamship. The trawler struck a mine and was blown to bits, seven of its crew of twelve men being killed. The traw lers then preceded the Nieuw-Am- sterdam, dragging the channel. The wreckage of the trawler that was blown up was scattered about the harbor mouth as the steamship passed in. Captain Baron said the mines were laid only half a mile off i the actual entrance to Falmouth harbor. The passengers heard that the mine planting was started two weeks ago, prior to the order of the admiralty forbidding the announcement by British firms in this country of the sailing and arrivals of vessels. They asserted that the minis were anchored instead of being set adrift promiscuously in the war zone about the British isles and that submarines with compartments for divers were used in laying them. The channel ports of Southampton, Plymouth and Fain outh were said to be mined outside first. The passen gers heard that mines were placed off Thameshaven, at the mouth of the Thames, to catch vessels bound for London, and later the floating bombs were placed tff Liverpool, Bristol, Hull, Glasgow, Cardiff and Swansea. Anton Stecher Follows the Example of Brother, Marries Following tlic example of his brother, Anton C. Stecher, older brother of Joe Stecher, wrestler, yes terday came to Omaha from Dodge and was married by Rev. Charles W. Savidgc at the Hotel Fontenelle. The bride is Miss Leoua Holsten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Holsten of Dodge. She and Anton had been friends for many years. Joe Stecher and his bride of less than a 'month and Mrs. Savidgc, wife of the offiiat- mg pastor were the attendants. Anton gave his age as 27 years. His bride is 20 years old. It was on December 6, last, that Joe Stecher, without previous announce ment or warning, came from Dodge to Omaha and was married at the Fontenelle by Rev. C. W. Savidge. At Joe's wedding Anton was best man. And at Anton's wedding Joe was best man. Nebraska City Christmas ' Proves Great Success The Nebraska City Business Men's association is pointing with pride to the success of the recent communitv Christmas tree, which was staked un der the direction and supervision of the civic organization. I he principal business thoroughfare ' of the city, Central avenue, was decorated for six blocks with small, five feet high evergreens, placed equal distances apart. There were 300 Christmas trees in the general scheme. The large tree, twenty-five feet high and brilliantly lighted, was erected at the intersection, equal distances from each end of the lighted section. Hun dreds of dollars' worth of presents were distributed to the children of the city. .. Public Reception This Evening Will Be Marked With Simplicity. LEE METCALFE SECRETARY (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Jan. 3. (Special.) Governor-Elect Keith Neville and all the other state officers will be sworn in before a joint convention of the sen ate and the house in the house cham ber at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon following the canvass of the vote in joint session today. - At this session two messages to the legislature will be read, one from the outgoing governor, John H. More head, and the other from Keith Ne ville, the incoming executive, r. The joint convention will be pre sided over by John Mattes, president nrn tem nf th atnati rnmmifWt will be appointed to escort to the sey, who will prescribe the oath to the governor and state officers, -r Governor Morehead's message will be first read to the assembly. Then the oath, will be given to Governor Elect Neville, and he will read his message. After all the other state officers have taken the oath and signed their nam 4b to it the joint session win ne aajournea ana tne two houses will continue their sepa- Btsoii.iis in men uwii vuaifiucra. ' Simplicity the Note, v Th rfnfinn alwaira nivn am tt. evening of inauguration, will be marked this year, as in the last half a docen years, by more informality and more simplicity. There will be no ball, formerly the custom, only a program of music and hand shaking. This will be held in the senate charnber, beginning at 7:30. Governor Morehead made the ar rangements and announced the de tails of the reception from his office Wednesday morning. In the reception line will be all the principal incoming and outgoing offi cers, including retiring Governor Morehead and Governor Neville, Sec retary of State Pool, Land Commia- -sioner Shumway and retiring Com-., missioner -Fred Beckmann, Attorney General Rd, State Auditor W. H. Smith, 'State Superintendent Clem niaht and retiring Superintendent A. O. Thomas, Treasurer George . E. Hall, the judges of the supreme court, including the new members, Judges A, J. Cornish and James R. Dean; the board of control and President Pro Tern John Mattes of the senate and Speaker Jackson of the house. Morehead to Move. ; Governor Morehead will vacate the governor's ' mansion Friday or Sat urday, and will move his household goods direct to Falls City, where he will take up his residence in one of his own houses. . On account of a hitch in the time of the expiration of the lease, it may be that Governor Morehead will not be able to get possession for a few days. At any event, he says, he will vacate the mansion. Governor-elect Neville expects to move into the gov ernor's home the first of next week, Lee Metcalfe Secretary. ' 1 Governor Keith Neville arrived at the state bouse this afternoon and, after announcing the appointment' of Lee Metcalfe for private secretary, gave out the following minor appoint ments: Miss Alice McElfresh, now stenog rapher in the office of the governor, to be chief clerk in the labor com missioner's office. Miss Lenore Dailey, up to six months ago a stenographer in the office of the labor commissioner, to return to that position. Miss Anna Whelen, stenographer with the game warden, reappointed. Miss Bernice Owen and Miss Janet Carnaby lose out in the labor com missioner's office and have not lo cated themselves as yet. No Relatives of j Members to Get . 5 Berth on Pav Roll (From a Staff Corrnpondnt.) ' .s Lincoln, Jan. 3. (Special.) The house struck a blow at nepotism when on motion by Taylor of Custer it was decreed that the wife, daughter, son or other relative of a member could not hold a job connected with the house. ' i ' . 58,738 More paid want ads In 1916 is proof that the ad vertising public of Omaha ' have been convinced that r they can get the Best Re- , suits at the Lowest Cost. ! lc per word through the Want' Ad ? columns of The Bee. Call Tyler 1000 You are as close to The Bee Want Ad Dept. as your phone is to you. .