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    Neville Asks for $100,000 to Mobilize State Troops
The Omaha Daily Bee
All the store new in
THE BEE
"The great market place"
THE WEATHER
Warmer
VOL. XLVI. NO. 241.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 27, 1917 TEN PAGES.
On TrttM. tt MotiU.
Newt fttMfe. IN., M.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ALLIES CONTINUE
TO GAIN GROUND
FRO (HERMANS
French Troops Occupy Two
Towns, Folembray and La
FeuiUes, South of the
Coney Forest.
BRITISH TAKE VILLAGE
Germans Sacrifice Many Men
Sunday in Vain Effort to Re
capture Lost Positions.
FRANKS PASS FOLEMBRAY
Pari, March 26. Though strongly
opposed by the Germans, the French
troops today occupied the towns of
Folembray and La Feuilles, south of
the Couey forest, says the official
statement tonight Progress has been
made by the French north of Sois-
sons; near Vregny.
British Take Village.
London, March 26. This, 'morning
the British attacked and captured the
village of Lagnicour, according to the
official report from British headquar
ters in France tonight. North of Ba-
paume-Cambrai road thirty prisoners
and a machine gun were taken. Dur
ing the afternoon the Germans de
livered counter attacks from the east
and northeast. These attacks, the
statement savs: were reoulsed.
Notwithstanding the bad weather
and the difficult state of the ground,
the French continued last night to
advance south of the Oise. The War
department t announces that patrols
reached Folembray, south of the for
est of Coucey.
Germans Lose Heavily.
The "Germans made heavy and use
less sacrifices, the statement says, in
several attacks yesterday on positions
captured by the French between the
Somme and the Oise. Wherever they
approached a French position they
were thrown back by Counter attacks.
The statement follows:
"Between the Somme and the Oise
the Germans made' repeated attacks
during the night on the front between
Essigny . and Benay. All these at
tempts were repylsed -nd rious
losses inflicted fn the enemy. We
maintained the .positions captured
yesterday. f-rT
A'SouilfoT the Oise on our advance
Vrear'continued, notwithstanding the
state of the ground and the bad
weather. We pushed forward our
patrols- beyond Folembray, south of
the lower forest of Coucy.
"North of Rheims our batteries
caused the explosion of a munitions
depot east of Du dodat farm. ,
"Five German airplanes were
brought down yesterday. One of our
aerial squadrons last night dropped
1,000 kilograms of projectiles on fac
tories at Thionville and in the basin
of the Bricy, and also on the railroad
stations at Conflans and Montmedy."
Postmaster Test Becomes
Effective First of April
Washington. March 26. President
Wilson will issue, within' the next
few days, an order requiring exam
inations for candidates for nomina
tions as first, second and third class
postmasters to go into effect April 1.
He conferred with Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson today.
Postmasters of these classes now
are named without any sort of com
petitive tests, usually upon the recom
mendation of the member of congress
in whose district the office is located.
The recent announcement that the
change was contemplated stirred up a
row at the capitot, which will be re
vived upon the return of congress
next week.
It is understood that the new plan
has not been perfected. I'here has
been no statement as to whether the
Civil Service commission will conduct
the. examinations.
The Weather
Fnr Nebraska Fair, somewhat warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
i Hour. Dev.
6 a. m 34
6 a. m
7 a. mi
I a. m. ......
t a. m. ......
I a. m
II a. m
12 m
1 p. m. ....,
t p. m ,
1 p. m. ......
4 p. m
t p. m
p. m .,
7 p. m
I p. m.
ComparatlTt Loral Record.
mi im. mi.
fllpheat yesttrday.... 44 48 II 64
Loweat yesterday. ... .' 84 31 - 18 31
Mean temperature. , SI 18 24 44
Precipitation M .00 .M .06
Temperature and preclpatioa departure!
from the normal: ' -
Normal temperature ......... 41
Deficiency (or the day 3
Total excess elnce March 1... 18
Normal precipitation 06 Inch -
Rxccm for the day 00 inch
Total rainfall ilnca March 1.... t. SB Inches
Kxnesi aince March 1 .27 inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 111. .7J inch
Cxceaa for eor. period. lflG.., .It Inch
Report From Statlona at 1 P. M.
Station and State Temp. Hlh'. Rain-
of Weather. T p. m. eat. fair
Cheyenne, clear 23
navenport, cloudy...... 44
24
4
:
48
Denver, clear 3v
Dee Mtolnea, cloudy 43
Todjre City, clear...... SS
49
Lander, clear 33
North Ftatte. clear. ... SO
Omaha. Part cloudy... 40
Pueblo, clear...-. 33
Rapid City, clear 33
Halt Lake City, cloudy. 3 '
4
40
31
34
Santa Fe, cloudy 38 40 .00
Hh.rldan. clear 3C 32 .01
i ioux City, part cloudy. 3 ' 43 .00
Valentine, pari cloudy.. IS 36 .00
"T" IndloatM trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH, Meleorolojiit
GERMANS DESTROY
SEVENTY-SIX SHIPS
Nearly All Are Small Craft and
Average is About One
Thousand Tons.
HOSPITAL SHIP IS LARGEST
Berlin, March 25. (By Wireless to
Sayville, March 26.) The sinking of
twenty-five more steamships, four
teen sailing vessels and thirty-seven
trawlers, with an aggregate gross ton
nage of 80,000 tons, in the last few
days is announced by the admirarly.
The statement follows:
"In addition to the losses of ships
already published in March, German
submarines during the last few days
sar.k twenty-five steamers, fourteen
sailing ships and thirty-seven .rawlers,
with a total gross tonnage of 80.000.
On March 9 a German submarine an
nihilated by cannon fire a British bi
plane in the English channel. .
List of Ships Destroyed.
The ships which were-sunk are:
Brlka (British), S.MS tone gross, armed.
rtnnH( fRrltlflh). 1.960 tone, armed.
Oranton (British watch ahlp. with the
herring trawler o. N. 34 in tow;.
Olynymel (British), 1,114 tons.
Memnon (British), 3.303 tons.
Asturlua (British), hospital ahlp, 13.003
tons. 1 .
Sir Joseph (British), salllnf vessel, 18
tons.
Robert, Rlvend, Jessamine, Gratia, Lent
lllly. Hyacinth. Case, lnternose. Melly, Ens,
Kesstrel, Reindeer. Forget-Me-Not, Try,
Arance, trawlers. British.
"The following French ships were
sunk:
Sully. Hrk, 3.640 tons.
Homarne. Eugene, A. J. Bert. Anais (130
tons). Madeline, Davoupt. schooners.
Adieu Va (slaty-four tons), Marie Louise,
from Fecamp, and Maria Louise, St. Taul
and ths American, aalllng ships.
Martha Tvonne and Cordouan, pilot
achoonera.
Petltjean, Henry Luis. Dleu Do Oarde,
Nozal. Rupella, Louis XIV, Pentltleu, Acid.
Maria, Juliette, Camllleemlle, L.. R-, 12s,
L. R. 1320, Madeline, Fellclte, .-Madonna
and Entente Cordlae, trawlers.
"The following Italian vessel was
sunk:
Medusa, steamer of about 1.000 tone
(1.314 una).
"The following Norwegian vessels
were sunk:
Bolferlno.. 1,165 tons: Wilfred. 1,121 tone;
Glrda, 1.824 tons, Blaamanden, 964 tons;
Ronald, 3,021 tons: Expedlt, 680 tons; Frlnk,
1.038 tons: Elnar Garl, 840 tons, atearaers.
Bfu, sailing vessel of about 600 tons (not
listed).
"The following American steamers
were sunk:
Illinois. 6,228 tons, and City of Memphis,
S.362 tons.
"The following Spanish steamer
was sunk: ' , . .
-r-Vhrtm 8.131 - tons. ".-':
"The following Dutch steamer -war
sunk:
La Camplne, 2,596 tons.
"Ships destroyed, the names of
which are unknown, either because
theye were not identified during a
night attack or because they had no
name on the side, are as follows:
Unidentified Ships Destroyed.
"Unidentified steamer, with cargo,
about 3,000 tons gross, sunk by a tor
pedo in the midst of a convoy; armed
British steamer ot aDout o.uuu tons;
steamer of about 3,500 tons: tank
steamer of about 3,000 tons; steamer
of about 8,000 tons; Norwegian
steamer of about 2.500 tons; three
masted schooner of 300 tons and three
British and two French fishing cut
ters. "With these shiDS. o far as is
known up to this ime, were destroyed
among other things, 34,000 tons of
coal, the greater part of which was on
the way to France; 3,000 tons of kero
sene oil: 3.300 tons of ore from Hu-
elva to West HartleDOol: 3.300 tons of
grain and 9,900 tons of provisions,
besides fish sunk with the trawlers."
One Fire Follows Other,
Plattsmouth Store Burns
Plattsmouth, Ncb March 26.
(Special.) Two fires, one this morn
ing -and the other this afternoon, de
stroyed the mercantile establishment
of Zuckwciler & Lutz here today.
The first fire broke out this morn
ing in the basement in the grocery
deoartment. The flames were extin
guished after a damage of about $5,
000 was done. This afternoon fire
broke out in the store again and this
time the building was destroyed. The
total loss is estimated at about $20,-
000 and is covered by insurance
totalling $13,000.
The firm of Zuckweiler & Lutz
had been in business in Plattsmouth
twenty-five years.
South Dakota Guard Chiefs
Told to Make Preparation
Pierre. S. D.. March 26. In re-
SDonse to a call from Secretary of
War Baker, Governor Norbeck to
day .issued instructions to command
ing omcers ot the inird Dattanon oi
the Fourth infantry, South Dakota
National Guard, to prepare for mobili
zation for federal service. Designation
of the point of mobilization and the
time will be made bv the commander
of the Central department at Chicago.
The movement will begin wnen in
structions are received from Chicago.
The battalion, headed by Major Ked-.
rick of Hot Springs, consists ot tne
four comoanies stationed at Yankton,
Rapid City, Lemmon and Aberdeen.
Harbor jof WjJhelmshaven
Closes to Public Fortnight
London, March 26. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph from Am
sterdam says the Wilhelmshaven
newsoSDers announced that the har
bor of Wilhelmshaven will beclosed
to the public for the next fortnight
and that a special permit from the ad
miralty board will be necessary for
admission to the docks. The reason
for the order is not given, the corre
spondent adds.
Wilhelmshaven is one of Germany's
strongest naval stations. It is situated
on Jalide bay, thirty-three miles
northwest of Bremen,
BIPARTISAN
OPPOdlJTH
HOUSE
Republican Leader Mann's Pro
posal Meets With Little Fa- .
vor on Either Side of
Popular Chamber.
DEMS WILL FORCE FIGHT
0. 0. P. Conference Will Be
Held Short Time Earlier
Than Originally Fixed.
LENROOT EXPRESSES VIEW
Washington, March 26. When Re
publican Leader Mann, upon his re
turn today from a vacation triri to
Haiti, announced his willingness to
withdraw from the speakership race
in favor of Speaker Clark, provided
democrats and republicans could agree
to bipartisan or nonpartisan organiza
tion of the new house, he drew pro
tests aginst such a program from
members of both parties. A similar
plan had been discussed informally
before Mr. Mann left Washington,
but it was generally believed, until his
announcement today, that it had been
eliminated from serious consideration.
Representative Lenroot of Wiscon
sin, acknowledged leader of the pro
gressive republicans in the house, and
mentioned as a candidate for speaker
aginst Mr. Mann, promptly declared
he unqualifiedly opposed the sugges
tion. Won't Agree to Plan.
Democrats, including Speaker Clark,
Floor Leader Kitchin and Represen
tatives Flood and Glass of Virginia,
Harrison of Mississippi and Garner of
Texas, said emphatically they would
not agree to the Mann plan unless
necessary to prevent a long deadlock.
At the same time, they declared their
belief that they would organize the
house from speaker down and some
of them, interpreted Mr. Mann's atti
tude as an. acknowledgement of the
republican's inability to organize the
house.
Representative Mann said he prob
ably would ee some ot the other re
publican leaders tomorrow to present
his views. He is willing, he said, to
make the race for speaker if a ma
jority of the republicans favor such a
course despite his personal belief that
it would be to the country's disad
vantage. Partisan affairs should have
no place in the incoming house, he
said,' and whether the country is to
have peace or war it is essential that
all parties .unite at once to expedite
important public business.
' Will Force Fight.
Democratic plans, it appears, are to
force the organization fight to a 'vic
tory, if possible. Some of the party
spokesmen tonight predicted that the
entire organization would be com
pleted within a few hours after con
gress convenes next Monday.
A tentative arrangement contem
plates the renaming, for the purpose
of making committee, nominations, the
ten members of the wavs and means
committee of the last congress, who
return to the coming congress. The
custom, heretofore, has been for the
ways and means committee to make
the formal nominations for both sides,
although the republican floor leader,
in reality, has named the republicans.
Most of the democrats now here are
hopeful that their plan will be accept
able to the dissatisfied anti-prohibitionists
and the northern democrats,
who have threatened to fight against
southern committee chairmen. Prac
tically all of the new committee as
signments are expected to go to these
elements.
Republican organization plans have
not yet been perfected and probably
will not be before Saturday. The re
publican conference, originally set for
Saturday night, was set forward today
to Saturday afternoon and notices
urging attendance sent out to all re
publican representatives-elect.
Confidence is expressed among both
democrats and republicans that the
house will work harmoniously after
the brush .over organization.
Colonel Hayward Inspects
'New York Infantry Regiment
New York, March 25. The Fif
teenth regiment of infantry, New
York National guard, made up of ne
groes, was given a preliminary inspec
tion today by its officers, headed by
Colonel William Hayward of the New
York City Public Service commission.
The regiment has been accepted by
the state.
PALwIN
How Monk Rasputin Played Upon
Superstitious Fears of the Empress
Petrograd, Sunday, March 25. (Via i the monk. Whenever Rasputin was
" .i . i7:..i u.n:.
London, March 26.) The supersti
tious belief that the health and even
the life of Grand Duke Alexis, the
young heir apparent, depended on the
presence of Gregory Rasputin, the
mystic monk notion which is gen
erally known to have accounted for
Rasputin's tremendous influence over
the imperial family is explained in
the following manner by the Russky
Slovo.
"Rasputin," according to the news
paper, "stated ' in confidences to
friends at convivial moments that he
was able to fortify this superstition
with the help of Madame Virubova.
lady in waiting to the empress, and
M. Badmaef, court physician, until
the empress was absolutely convinced
that the life bf her son depended on
FIRST TANK TO BE BUILT IN UNITED STATES Testing a "tank" built in California for
experimental purposes by a big manufacturer of caterpillar tractors. United States army of
ficers were present and aided in putting the "tank" through its paces.
NEW U.S.
.TANK
TO RECRUIT MARINE
CORK TO 17,400
Secretary Baker Says No Fur
ther Call Upon National
Guard in Prospect.
DANIELS ISSUES APPEAL
Washington, March 26. War prep
arations by the government today in
cluded calling into the federal serv
ice a score of additional guard regi
ments for police service in the west
ern and middle western states, and an
order for the immediate recruiting of
the earine corps-to full war strength
of 17,400 men.
With both the navy and the marine
corps ordered up to full strength the
only step remaining to increase the
navy personnel without action by
congress is the calling out of the
naval militia. It has been understood
that the militia will be needed to fill
out crews for the many vessels to be
added, but no announcement has been
made.
No Further Call on Guard.
Secretary fcaker said today no fur
ther call upon the National Guard
was in prospect. More than thirty-
two regiments have been summoned
to federal duty to guard industries or
other property which might be threat
ened by internal disorder growing out
of the German situation.
The address to be delivered to con
gress next week by the president
probably will be discussed at the
cabinet meeting tomorrow. The sug
gestion that' a large sum, money or
credits, be furnished one or all of the
entente allies is one of the imporant
problems to be taken up.
To Incrase Marine Corps.
The order to increase the marine
corps trom its present autnonzea
maximum of 14,981 to 17,400 was an
nounced by Secretary Daniels in the
following statement telegraphed to
newspapers editors whose aid in find
ing the men is sought!
"The president has signed an exe
cutive order directing that the author
ized strength of the marine corps be
inicireiased to 17,400 men.
"He was authorized bv congress, in
case of emergency, to direct such in
crease in enlistment. ,
"The United States marine corps is
the soldier branch of our 'first line'
of defense. Marines serve both ashore
and afloat and are trained as infantry.
heavy and light artillery and machine
guntcompany.
Form Landing Parties.
They form the landing parties from
shins of the navy, are the first men
detailed for expeditionary duty, and
defend all navy bases. Each capital
ship of the navy carries on company
of marines. There has been a net in
crease of over 3,C30 in the strength
of the corps since congress recently
authorized an increase, but oer 4,000
more are needed and needed now.
"Will you pleasa emphasize the
(Continued on Pave Two, Column One.)
absent Madame Virubova obtained
poisonous 'powders from the physi
cian and nlaced them in food brought
to Alexis. The result was that dur
ing Rasputin's absence the delicate
health of the young heir apparent
grew steadily worse until Rasputin
was summoned back to the court,
when the powders were stopped and
Alexis became better.
"Rasputin always announced that
forty days after his death Alexis
would fall ill. This prophecy came
true, being caused," the newspaper
declares, by Madame Virubova ad
ministering another powder to the
little grand duke in the hope of con
tinuing the tradition of Rasputin's in
fluence oyer the imperial family and
preparing the way for a successor to
him.
Boy Bandit Was Known in Bluffs
As a Church-Going, Thrifty Lad
Lived With His Aged Parents
and Contributed to Their
Support Discouraged
by Loss of Job.
YOUNGEST OF 6 CHILDREN
A young man with a baby stare
and a softly modulated voice, calmly
admitted yesterday to Chief of De
tectives Maloney that he was the man
who held up the clerk in the Evans
hotel in Columbus early Monday
morning and forced hrm at the point
of a worthless gun to hand over $85,
the contents of the hotel's safe.
"I thought I could get away with
it," he explained. "Now that I have
failed, I suppose I will be 'sent over
for' from one to ten years."
Donald Sloan is an unique type of
bandit He is so honest in appear
ance that one would suspect him of
Well Known Railroad
Man1 is Murdered in
Home by a Burglar
Philadelphia, March 26. Harold
Ellis Yarnall, secretary and treasurer
of the Midland Valley railroad and
prominent society man, died early to
day from a bullet sustained while de
fending his wife from the attack of
a negro burglar in their home here
last night. Mr. Yarnall was rushed
to a hospital immediately after he
was shot and an operation was per
formed about midnight. He died
three hours later.
Mr. and Mrs. Yarnall had just re
turned from a day spent at their
country home at Media when she
encountered the burglar in her room.
She grappled with him and at the
same time screamed for help, Mr.
Yarnall, who was in his bath, rushed
to his wife's assistance 'and hurled
the negro into the hallway. The
assailant then .drew a revolver and
fired, the bullet entering Mr. Yarnall's
groin and penetrating the liver. De
spite his fatal wound he, continued
to struggle with the negro and suc
ceeded in forcing him backward down
the stairway. After firing another
shot the burglar made his escape
through an open window. A handbag
containing about $100 in cash is the
extent of his booty.
Mr. Yarnall was 51 years old.
Dollar Worth Only
Forty-Five Cents,
Says Kruttschnitt
Washington, March 2C Railway
earnings have not increased with the
average rise in commodity prices dur
ing twenty years, and railroad credit
is not good because they cannot sell
bonds with interest rates as low as
states and municipalities, Julius
Kruttschnitt, chairman of the South
ern Pacific company board, today told
the Newlands investigating committee.
"Owing to the rise in commodity
prices," Mr. Kruttschnitt said, "the
purchasing power of the dollar has
fallen 55 per cent and the railroads
are in the position of being compelled
by law to accept payment for their
service to the public in debased cur
rency wurth 45 cents on the dollar.
"If the railroad rates had increased
in proportion to commodity prices in
1915, the additional cost to the public
would have been $1,654,000.000.''
John D. Moore, Pioneer
Resident of Boone, Dead
Boone, la., March 26. (Special Tel
egram.) John D. Moore, for seventy
years a' resident of Boo.ie, old time
stage driver, died today following an
illness of short duration. He came to
Iowa when the state was a complete
wilderness, selected the spot in what
is now Boone, and made this place
continuously his home.
nothing more serious than having re
cently checked his wings and halo.
When asked if he did not have a
hand in some recent hold-ups in
Omaha, he turned his big, blue eyes
upon his inquisitor and said:
"No sir. If I held up anybody here
I would say so. I have had no part
in any hold-up in Omaha Or Council
Bluffs. But two years ago I entered
a saloon in Columbus and they sent
ms away for s year, which I served
in the Columbus jail.
Sloan says he was 20 years old
March 25, He lives with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Sloan. 221
Bluff street. Council Bluffs. He is the
youngest of six children. Neighbors
knew him as a steady working, sober
young man, who held a job in the
stock room of a- 5 and 10-cent store.
He was a fairly regular church at
tendant and his quiet mannerisms led
folks to believe that he was a model
young man. He was shout the last
boy in all the Bluffs who would be
suspected ot criminal intentions.
"It was the loss of my job Satur
day which discouraged me, said Uon
aid. "I did not want to be a burden
to my parents, who are quite 'ad
vanced in vears. My dad is 72 and
my mother is about 60. I wanted
money and I thought I could get it
easily. I tried and I failed, that's
all."
"But why did you stage a hold-up
in Columbus, where you had lived,
and in the very hotel where you had
worked as- a bell-hop?" Chief Ma
loney asked him, ,
"I tied a handkerchief around my
face to conceal my identity," said the
young bandit naively, "Of course I
took a chance on being recognized,
but I did not consider that seriously,
even though there was the night bell
hop in the lobby when I told the
clerk to hold up his hands,
"And the gun I had was no good,"
continued the boy. "It wouldn't work
right only once in every five times.
The gun wasn't mine. I borrowed it
from a friend, at the Bluffs."
Sloan bought a round-trip ticket to
Columbus from the Bluffs Sunday
night at 12:30. He got into Colum
bus about 2:30 and waited a half hour
before he staged the hold-up in the
hotel.
"I didn't think the Columbus oo
lice could get me," he explained, when
asked why he had chosen that city as
the scene of his, crime. "But I'm
caught with the goods and I don't in
tend to howl."
Armed American
Ship Crosses Safely;
Nebraskan Aboard
Washington, March 26. The Amer
ican liner St. Louis, first armed Amer
ican ship to cross the Atlantic,- has
arrived safely at its destination, Sec
retary Daniels announced.
New York, March 26. The St.
Louis, owned by the American line,
left an American port on March 17
with thirty-one passengers, of whom
fourteen were American citizens.
Among its crew of 394 persons were
131 Americans.
Hastings, Neb., March 26. (Special
Telegram.) Otis E. Taylor of Madi
son, Neb., who went to London to be
com private secretary to a prominent
English theatrical man, was a pas
senger on the liner St. Louis.
Lehigh Eailroad
Must Sell Its Lake
Steamship Lines
Washington, March 26. In the
first case hnwht under the Panama
canal act, requiring railroads to dis
pose of their steamship interests, the
supreme court today decided that the
Lehigh Valley railroad must relin
quish its Great Lakes steamship
transportation line, operating vessels
between Buffalo and Chicago and
Milwaukee.
CALLS NEBRASKA
REGIMENT INTO
SERVICEJF U.S.
Captains of Companies in the
Fourth Are Ordered to Mo
bilize Troops and
. Await Orders. ' .
GOVERNOR ASKS $100,000
Twenty Regiments in Midwest
Will Protect Property in
Home States.
WILL WITHHOLD DETAILS
(Prom a Start Corrpondsnt.)
Lincoln, March ,26. (Special Tele-,
gram.) One hundred thousand dol
lars, for the purpose of mobilizing
the Nebraska National Guard and
equipping other regiments, if needed,
was asked for in a special message '
sent to the house this afternoon by
Governor Neville. The message,
which was accompanied by a bill cov
ering the matter, which was at once
introduced, is as follows:
"The president of the United States
has ordered the mobilization of the
Fourth infantry, Nebraska National 1
Guard. It becomes 'more and more
apparent that war is inevitable, and
Nebraska must uphold the president
in any contingency which may arise.
Calls for 1100,000.
"I deem it imneratlve that the legis
lature appropriate $100,000 for the use
of the state military department for
the mobilization of the Nebraska
Guard, for mobilization of volunteer
regiments and for any other con
tingency which may arise.
"Moneys paid into the state treasury
by the federal government in reim
bursement of funds spent in mobili
zation should be reappropriated, so
that the military department will have
an elastic fund to meet all emergencies
during the years 1917 and 1918.
KEITH NEVILLE,
"Governor,'
Order Received.
Governor Neville thisSnorning re
ceived an order from the War de
partment calling the Fourth Nebraska
regiment ; int the service oj the
United States. ; The captains are" or
dered to mobilize their companies
and hold them for orders. The troops
will be used to guard federal prop
erty, communications, bridges and to
suppress any disorder within the
state.
Deputy Ajutant General Steele said
there were over 800 men in the Fourth
when it was mustered out on its re
turn from the Mexican border. While
some of the men have left service
since then, Mr. Steele said the de
partment did not anticipate any seri
ous trouble in bringing it ud to full
strength, when the order of mobiliza
tion became effective.
There are twelve companies in the
Fourth as follows:
A, B, C and D companies, Omaha;
E, Wayne: F, Blair; G, Stanton; H,
Madison; J, Gordon; K, David' City
and Osceola; L, Kearney: M, York.
Twenty Regiments Called.
Washington, March 26. Twenty
additional complete infantry regi
ments and five additional separate
battalions of National Guard troops
have been ordered into the federal
service for the protection of prop
erty in the event of possible internal
disorder. The troops have been
called out in eighteen western and
middle western states not included in
the list of similar orders made public
yesterday. .
The War department's statement
follows:
"Following additional national guard
organizations have been called in the
federal service for general purposes
of police protection against possible
interference with the postal, commer
cial and military channels and instru
mentalities: "Illinois, First, Fifth and Sixth regi
ments infantry; Indiana, Second
regiment infantry; Iowa, First regi
ment infantry; Missouri, First and
Third regiments infantry; Nebraska.
Fourth regiment infantry; Minnesota,
First regiment infantry: Michigan,
Thirty-third regiment infantry; Wis
consin, Third regiment; South Da
kota, Third battalion of Fourth regi
ment; North Dakota, Second bat
talion of First regiment infantry;
Colorado, First and Second separate
battalions infantry; Wyoming, Second
separate battalion infantry; Ohio,'
(Continued on Poire Two. Colnmn Three).
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