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Volunteer Amendment Reject
ed by Big Majority in
MANN WITH THE PRESIDENT
U'Aiitinutil From Par One.l
state must firnish its quota in pro-
portion to population. Chairman
Chamberlain accepted another amend
ment authorizing the president to
raise by voluntary enlistment or draft
such "special and technical troops" as
he deems necessary. This would apply
to railroad and other workers of that
As the result of the voting on the
volunteer amendment in the house be
came appare.it the members and the
galleries broke into cheers, while
Speaker Clark. Chairman Dent of the
military committee, Cha:rman Padgett
of the naval committee and other
democrats who had fought the ad
ministration's plan sat aiVntly.
Miss Kanktii of Montana voted with
the volunteer advocates.
Clark Flays "Old Shulkers."
Speaker Clark declared he might
drive out of his district some of those
who had urged that he vote for con
scription. "A lot of old skulkers all over the
country who think that nobody is go
ing to be forced into this war except
boys from 19 to 25," the speaker said,
"and that their miserable, cowardly
hides will bt safe, have been sending
telegrams here. 1 know them.
"1 know every man in my district
who has telegraphed me, and I know
who it at the bottom of it, and I can
take a double barreled shotgun and
run out of my district every man who
sent me a telegram to vote for con
scription and. if school doesn't keep
too long, I will run a few out, too."
Persistent efforts were made in the
house to make all members of con
gress subject to draft, but all of them
failed. An amendment by Representa
tive Good of Iowa, doubling the pay
of enlisted men in the army during
the war was adopted.
Both houses adopted amendments
which would greatly increase the
pay of enlisted men. The house pro
vision would make their pay $30 a
month and the senate proposes $29
a month. The present pay is $15.
Three-Billion Clause Killed.
In the house, Chairman Fitzgerald
of the ippropriations committee ob
etled to the appropriation of $.1,000,
100,000 carried in the bill for the ex
penses of the new army and the sec
:icu war eliminated. Mr. Fitzgerald
iecU'ed that to place this vast sum
." the hands of the secretary of war
r.uld make of congress a "mere au
tomaton," and promised that if the
section were voted down, the com
mittee would provide funds promptly
in a separate measure.
Speaker Clark, Democratic Leader
Kin hin and Chairman Dent of the
military committee, the volunteer
champions, voted for the draft bill.
Republican Leader Mann also voted
for it as did Miss Rankin, who had
previously voted with the volunteer
As passed by the senate the meas
ure provides for the draft of men be
tween the ages of 21 and 27 years,
wnne in tne nouse measure the age
limits are fixed at 21 and 40.
It was predicted that the house con
ferees wou.d insist on the 40-year
limit, in the conference.
' Amendment Beaten.
An amendment, by Representative
Stephens of Mississippi providing
"that all male members of congress
inder 50 years of age shall be subject
to draft was rejected.
An amendment by Representative
Lever, chairman of the agricultural
committee, exempting farmers from
the draft, was adopted by the house,
no to iuu.
The volunteer sponsors were as
tounded it the tremendous strength
developed by administration forces.
when the members lined up to pass
the tellers it looked almost as if the
whole house was about to vote for
Chairman Dent of the military com
mittee, heading the volunteer forces,
finally gave uo counting the votes.
. Miss Rankin, the Montana member,
voted for the volunteer amendments,
as did Speaker Clark and Chairman
Padgett of the naval committee. Re
publican Leader Mann voted for con
icription. Democratic Leader Kitchin
busy with revenue legislation, did not
When Representative Saunders of
Virginia, presiding, announced the
Kahn amendment had carried 279 to
'is there was thunderous applause
mm ine noor ana tne crowded gal'
As today's vote in the house was in
:ommittee of the whole it was taken
iy tellers and without record. The
i ecord vote comes later on passage
1 Jf the bill.
While the administration supporters
. were winning their victory in the
rouse the debate was proceeding on
lie bill in the senate. The chances
f the administration bill have been
considered better in the senate than
:iicy were in the house.
Men of Allies Must Go.
Chairman Webb of the house judici
try committee announced that "a tit
le later a bill will be introduced pro'
.iding that all citizens of allied coun
:ries, who are of military age. shall
rounded up and turned over to
heir respective governments.
An amendment offered bv Renre
enutive Van Dyke, Minnesota, was
idopted 147 to 105 providing that
'no person under 21 years of age
hail be enlisted without the written
consent of .us parents or guardian.
The age provision of the bill fixing
it at between 21 and 40 drew a lively
lire. Amendments were ottered to
raise the maximum age as far a 60.
Representative Piatt of New Hamn-
shire predicted no draft ever would
be made up to the 40 class and Reo
resentative Mondell predicted that in
conference between the two houses
the age provision would be p :t back
to uetueen vj ana a.
."Mnenamtnrs to raise the semc
!ge limit above 40 years were de
A proposal by Representative Mille
of Minn-;ota to substitute tin
senate bill ge limit of from 19 to 25
years for the 21 to 40 years' limit of
'he house ri ll was defea'ed 2U to 6
FREE OF AUSTRO
(Continued From Tagfl One.)
of the duties of the immigrant to the
country, and of the country to the
The following resolution was
Whereas. I he government ot Aus-
ia-Hunsarv is an allv of our declared
nemy. the government of Germany,
and, therefore, virtually our enemy,
"Whereas. Suggestions have been
made from interested quarters that an
open rupture with the government oi
Austria-Hungary should be avoided,
even at the expense of a guaranty
continuing that government; there
fore, be it
'Resolved, By the mass meeting of
merican citizens ot uoiiemian de
scent, representing the states of Ne
braska, Kansas and South Dakota,
many of them naturalized citizens,
ho were tormei subject!, ot tne gov-
rnment of Austria-Hungary:
That we denounce the sain gov
ernment of Austria-Hungary as our
enemy in fact and as an arch enemy
that we protest against any com
pact or agreement with the said gov-
rnment ot Austria-tlungary whicn
would permit, or have for its object,
the perpetuation of the government;
1 nat as American citizens, cnensn
ing the principles and ideals of our
ree government, and hoping to sec
them also established in liohemia, the
and of our fathers, we petition and
urge the Honorable Woodrow Wilson,
president of the United Mates, and
ecretary Lansing ot tne Department
of State, to avoid all agreements or
concessions which would lead to the
perpetuation of the present govern
ment of Austria-Hungary and the
continued enthrallinent of millions of
bertv-loving Slavic people, who so
long have been froced to endure the
eoeated violations ot pledges, the
wanton misrule and the brutal oppres
sion of that government. Be it further
Reso ved. 1 hat we pledge our un-
ivided support 1 1 the president of the
United States and to our country, not
only in this hour of trial but at all
imes, and agair.st all enemies, at it
"Resolved, That engrossed copies of
these resolutions be transmitted to
President W'ison and Secretary Lan
sing and that copies be furnished the
May Use Prisoners to
Work Municipal Farms
Cheyenne, Wvo., April 29. "Use of
the prisoners to cultivate municipal
farms" is the gist of a communication
recently sent by Acting Governor
Frank L. Houx to the mayors and
councils of incorporated towns in
1 he governor points out that in the
present food crisis it will be possible
to utilize a, considerable amount of
labor now expended by "chain gangs"
on the streets on farms for the relief
of the present food crisis.
I believe the town governments
can play an important part in food
production," he said, "if they will set
aside areas for gardening purposes
and will work these gardens with
chain gang labor.
Chorus to Hold Festival
Stromsburg, Neb., April 29. (Spe
ial.) The Stromsburg community
chorus will hold its first annual music
festival. Mav 4 and 5.
For the concerts on May 4 and 5,
Fredrich H. Cowen'a "Rose Maiden"
will be sung. The chorus enrollment
for the spring festival is ninety voices.
soloists lor the Rose Maiden will
he: Soprano, Alice M. Musselman of
Barnardsville, N. J.; soprano, Elvera
Backlund of stromsburg; contralto,
Marie R. Trjtipe of Kearney; tenor,
Walter Bedford Johnson of Hastings;
baritone, Merl M. Harner of York.
The chorus will be under the direction
of Rodney S. Dunlap.
Reception and Banquet
For Oakland Recruits
Oakland. Neb.. April 29. (Special.)
A reception for the local boys who
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cnusicu in company r, Luair, icu.,
was arranged by the Oakland Com
mercial club at the Methodist Epis
copal church. After a band concert
by the local band, selective readings
by Mrs. W. E. Minier and patriotic
songs by little girls, Rev, W. A.
Wallis spoke briefly of his experience
while in the British navy and advised
them - strongly to look out for the
many pitfalls of a soldier life.
Leonard Benson responded for the
boys. Following the reception, a ban
quet was served tor the new soldiers
and their parents at the Hansen cafe.
Aurora Dairymen Refuse
To Test Cows Twice Year
Aurora, Neb., April 29. (Special
Telegram.) Aurora is in danger of a
milk tamine. rour dairymen have
notified Mayor Woodard they will ship
their milk to Omaha it the city au
thorities insist on testing cows twice
each year. They will have the cows
teated once only.
lhese dairymen have been placed
under arrest on the charge of selling
milk without a permit from the
Board of Health.
News Notea of West Point
West Point. Neb.. April 29. (Spe
cial.) Miss Amy Brazda was elected
city librarian by the library board ?t
it last meeting.
The members of the Odd Fellows
at:d Rebekah lodges at West Point
Wednesday evening held the celebra
tion of the ninety-eighth anniversary
of the founding of Odd Fellowship
The Ladies' Aid society of St.
John's church have elected officers
as follows: Mrs. Marie bto.zmann,
president; Mrs. Augusta Lempe, vice
president; Mrs. William Mangelsdorf,
secretary, and "Mrs. Charles Nitz,
C. A. Neary, a former West Point
man, has fallen in battle in Europe.
Mr. Neary's aged mother lives in
Prof. R. C. Findley of Grand 1st
and has been elected a membe. of the
high school faculty and Miss Myrtle
Donahoe of Nebraska City, teacher
of the sixth grade. Rev. John F.
Poucher of Omaha has been chosen
as. the orator at the school commencement.
OMAHA JOINS IN FOOD
International Harvester Com
pany Responds to Appeal of
POINTS OUT THE WAk
F. W. Lewis, general agent of the
International Harvester company in
Omaha, has sounded the prepared
ness slogan of increasing food supply
t avert a shortage of crops and per
haps a world-wide famine.
Mr. Lewis has started the move
ment among Nebraska, Iowa and
South Dakota fanners, pointing the
way by which they may he better
prepared for the demands that will
bt made upon them.
He has sent letters to all agents
of the company throughout this ter
ritory, urging them to immediately
get in touch wtih the farmers and
urge upon them the necessity of in
creasing the acreage ot corn, these
agents are instructed to give all pos
sible aid to the farmers.
Since the winter wheat of Nebraska
and Iowa has been damaged by cold
weather ot last winter, Mr. Lewis
urging the planting of corn. If
later in the season there is a shortage
of help the crop can be cut for fod
der, or put into silos and fed to hogs
and cattle next winter.
Save Wherever Possible.
Mr. Lewis impresses upon his
agents the necessity of saving wher
ever possible, doing away with waste
and thus making the farms earn up
to their full capacity this year. He
d -dared that in this way an ample
supply of foodstuffs for home con
sumption and to meet the commercial
demand will be assured.
Omaha offices of the harvester
company are laboring to combat the
possibility ot a crop shortage, under
instructions from the home office in
Ml response to the anneal of Pres
ident Wilson, Cyrus McCormick,
president of the company, has caused
to he sent to farm implement deal
ers throughout the United States and
Canada oUOOO letters urging them to
get in touch with the people of their
respective communities and impress
unon them the importance of culti
vating as large an acreage as possible
i" avert tne threatened danger of a
President McCormick does not at
tempt to give advice, but he urges
upo.i the women of the country the
necessity of doing their bit in the
matter of helping with home eco
Important portions of the letter
Must Profit by Mistakes.
"From the latest reports of our
representatives in many countries, we
are satisfied that the president's
statement as to the crop situation is
most conservative. The whole world
is now facing a shortage of crops. I
fear the situation is even more seri
ous than we realize. Strenuous ef
forts must be made to lessen and if
possible to avoid the disaster which
would be world-wide if our present
tears regarding the crop shortage be
comes a reality.
"The United States should avoid
the mistakes made by the European
countries now at war. In some coun
tries the necessity for preserving the
herds and the breeding of cattle was
overlooked. The result was a failure
in tne supply ot meat and butter. In
vine, luuuuica, as me war pro
gressed, owing to the scarcity of
isnor, mucn land was left unfilled, re
sulting in a shortage of crops.
"Farmers should not let tho hicl,
price of beef, pork and mutton tempt
tnem to sell their breeding stock for
siaugnter. rvery dairy cow will pro
duce in milk and butter each season
lar more va ue in tnnri nrnH,,ri tK
she is worth for beef purposes and
this will be produced largely from
forage crops not otherwise available
ior numan toou.
Urge the srowimr nf cat-H,,.
and grow one yourself.
"Raise more noultrv Th;
quick way of increasing the food sup-
Notes from Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., April 28. (Sneciall
A joint meeting of the Gage County
Medical society and the local chapter
of the Red Cross society will be held
m the Lyric theater Tuesday evening
u uiscuss meaicat preparedness. Dr.
Banister of Omaha and a member of
the United States army medical corps
will make the nrinrinal arid ri.ee
Herman Schoenbeck, formerly of
this county, died yesterday at his
home in Olin, Okl., after a brief ill
ness, aged 52 years. Mr. Schoenbeck
resided on a farm southwest of the
city for years and moved to Okla
homa some time ago, where he was
engaged in farming. He was a brother.
in-law of Mrs. George Welngert of
thlt Cltv. He is survived hv a num.
her of children, his wife having passed
away some years ago.
Announcement was receiver! tier
yesterday of the death of Mrs. Mary
Katl icrine Wood, formerly of this city,
wiiiin uccurrca at ner nome at Ln
coin after a brief illness.
Holdrege High School
Presents Cantata "Sylvia"
Holdrege, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial.) The Holdrege High school
gave the cantata "Svlvia last night in
the auditorium before a crowd of 700
people. Two hundred and thirty
nigh school students took part, includ
mg the high school orchestra of
twenty pieces. Miss Lillis Tennand
of the high school was director.
Vote School House Bonds.
Newman Grove, April 29. (Spe
cial.) uttzens ot this town bv
vote of 294 to 45, voted $12,000 school
bonds for the erection of a new wing
to the present high school building, at
a special election yesterday.
The funeral of Andrew Reed, who
formerly lived here, but who of late
years had been living in Omaha, was
held here yesterday.
Red Cross Organized at Oakland.
Oakland. Neb., April 29. (Special.)
A local branch of the National Red
Cross has been formed here with the
following officers: President, W. W.
Roberts; secretary and treasurer, Mrs.
W. E. Minier; executive committee.
Dr. S. A. Swenson. D. J. E. Wallace.
Mr. A. F. Wickstrom and Mrs. A.
OMAHA. MONDAY, APRIL
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson
Sews for Red Cross
Washington, April 29. Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson and Miss Helen
Woodrow Bones, wife and cousin
of the president, are sewing for the
Red Cross. They are doing the
Only Three More Yet Located
in Workings of Victor Amer
ican at Hastings.
NO DOUBT ALL ARE DEAD
Hastings, Colo., April 29. Sixty
hours after the explosion which en
tombed 120 men in the-Hastings mine
of the Victor American Fuel com
pany here, Friday morning, only
eighteen bodies had been brought out
and only three more had been located
in the mine.
A heavy fall of rock beyond the
fourth north entry is blocking the way
to the face of the mine where it is
believed most of the nun were at
work when the explosion occurred.
txpertenced miners say there can
be no doubt but that all the men are
Hamilton County to Care
For Its Boys in the Army
Aurora, Neb., April 28. (Special.)
The preliminary meeting of the
Hamilton county community commit
tee was held Thursday afternoon at
Military hall and representatives were
present from many organizations. It
is planned to hold the next meeting
Monday evening and every village in
the county has been asked to send a
representative. All churches, lodges,
the Commercial club, the Young
Men's Christian association and the
city council will be represented.
J he object of the committee is to
bring all organizations of the county
together in taking care ot the wants
of Company K of the Fourth regi
ment, which is composed of Hamilton
county boys. The Hamilton county
men in other departments of the army
and navy will also be remembered by
this committee. In all, about 13
Hamilton county men have enlisted.
J. he Aurora chanter ot the Ked
Cross, which was organized last Sun
day, now has a membership of about
150 and is already preparing for active
work. Mrs. M. F. Stanley, who is one
of the active members of the society,
has begun to take an invoice of the
materials which can be secured in
Man Violates Parole
And Taken to Pen
Emerson. Neb.. April 28. (Special.)
Charles Elsinger, who was arrested
in this place March 26 on a charge
of forgery and taken to Ponca and
lodged in jail to await trial at the tall
term of district court, pleaded guilty
before Judge Graves, after vainly try
ing to secure $500 bail and was paroled
to Sheriff alarskell, under an indeter
minate sentence of one to twenty
years in the penitentiary, tisinger
returned to Emerson and resumed his
old habits. He was arrested Tues
day in a saloon on a charge of beat
ing a board bill, and lodged in jail. Me
made his escape Wednesday night, but
was captured by the local marshal be
fore he had gone two blocks.
bheriff Marskell came to Emerson
and took Elsinger before Judge
Graves, who is holding court at Pen
der. His parole was revoked. He is
now on the way to Lincoln to begin
serving the original sentence.
Demurrer in Aurora
Damage Suit Overruled
Aurora. Neb., April 28. (Special.)
Judge Good has overruled the de
murrers of George Horn, Charles
Allen and Andrew Allen to the pen
tions in the big damage suits brought
by John W. Burk of Phillips and
Sarah Hare of Grand Island.
These suits were each for $15,000
damages for false arrest. It was
charged in the petitions that the three
defendants instigated and wrongfully
procured the arrest of the plaintiffs
by the village marshal ot runups ana
that the plaintiffs were wrongfully
imprisoned in the county jail for fif
The defendants have been granted
twenty days in which to file their an
swers in the suits. Miss Hare was
employed as housekeeper for Mr.
Burk. the petitions allege.
Crops Greatly Benefited
By Rain of Last Week
Kearney, Neb.. April 29. (Spe-
n'al.) Mo'e than two inches over
Phelps and Kearney counties greatly
benefitted the crops. Truck farmers
feared their crops might suffer, as the
temperature hovered about the freez
ing point for days, but no frost kill
reports have been received.
The estimate of the winter wheat
crop places it at 50 per cent and pos
sibly higher, dependent on the grow
ing weather of the next few weeks. A
month ago it was thought that 90
per cent of the acreage would be a
loss. Alfalfa does not fare as well:
the farmers will be hard hit on the
great loss of this crop. Possibly as
high as 70 per cent of it is winter
Recruits Leave Pierre.
Pierre, S. D., April 28. (Special
Telegram.) A farewell reception was
given by citizens of Pierre to the boys
who left for Omaha today as naval
recruits. Postmaster Holm and
other prominent citizens made short
talks and the rest of the evening was
given over to a farewell dance.
Bl( Oil Deal Clo.fd.
Toledo. O.. April ZS A dfst for Okla
homa and Kannai oil properties Mid 10
represent a value of 18, 000,000 was belnt
cloeed today by the Paragon Oil Reflnlna
company. Tha Paragon company will taka
ovar tho majority lioldlnK of a group
repreientetl by J. W. Ollllland of Tulaa.
Okl., who la here, meeting with. tha director
of the Paragon company.
WILLIAM HOOTEX, for thirty yearn
a resident or thla place, was iound
dead In his bed this morning at the
1 'ommpreial hotel at Wood Itlver,
Neb. Me leaves three children, Irma,
Alice and Lawrence, all ot this pluce.
IN WORKOF CHURCH
Rev. Roy B. Guild Talks on
Efficiency Movement in
Connection With War.
TO SPEAK TO FEDERATION
"More Christian unity and co-opera
tion is the need of the church in this
country today." aid Rev. Roy B.
Guild of New York, speaking Sunday
morning in the pulpit o.' First Con
Rev. Mr. Guild is secretary of the
Federal Council of the Commission
on Churches of Christian America In-
terchurch federation. He is here for
few davs to interest Protestant
church members in an efficiency
movement in connection with the war.
He maintains that a.i elimination of
waste effort is just as essential in
church work as it is in any line of
Sunday afternoon be spoke at the
Young Women's Christian association
and this cvenhg will speak at a meet
ing of the Omaha Church federation
at First Presbyterian church.
Must Be United.
"The tendency today is to develop
co-operation among the Christian
churches. To be of the most value to
the government at this time the
church must present a united front to
the world, said Dr. Guild.
Illustrating the rivalry which has
prevailed among the denominations,
he gave this bit of levity: I he Pres
byterians on one corner will sing
Will There He Any Stars in My
Crown?' On another corner the Bap
tists will sing 'No, Not One." And on
another corner the Methodists will
sing 'And That Will Be Glory for
"In Cleveland," he added, "the local
church federation will not allow erec
tion of a new church within one-third
of a mile of a church already estab
lished. We should locate churches
for the benefit of the communities
they serve, as schools are located."
He offered this thought: If you
are not satisfied with the denomina
tion to which you belong, do not go
out and start a new denomination.
Look over the catalogue of 180 de
nominations already established in
this country. There are 40,000,000
avowed followers of Christ in the
United States, which would indicate
that 60,000,000 have no interest in the
Savior of mankind. There is need of
unity of effort among the denomina
tions we have, rather than more 6e
nominations." This evening he will outline to the
Omaha Church federation the possi
bilities of that organization in local
work and of the needs of the church
in supplying Red Cross nurses and
Thirty More Enlistments
Reported from Grand Island
Grand Island, Neb., April 29.
(Special.) enlistments have in
creased here in the last few davs.
Thirty more, including a large num
ber ot Sydney high school students,
have signed up with Company M.
Fifth Nebraska guards. F. W. Ash
ton, appointed branch chairman of
the Officers' Special Training Camp
association, local camp rort anelling.
secured three enlistments in one day
in Clinton Johns, a Baptist College
student; W. E. Haberstroth. teacher
of voice culture in the Conservatory
of Music and Harold Prince, gradu'
ate of Nebraska university.
Captain Robert McAllister has re
signed, stating that he believed and
hoped another would be more suc
cessful. The situation upon the re
turn trom the border, had caused con
siderable comment. Mr. McAllister's
devotion is unquestioned.
Pawnee Church to Get
Pastor from New York
Buffalo, N. Y., April 28. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. L. M. Westrate, for
the last two years pastor of Kush-
ville (IM. Y.) Congregational church,
today accepted a call to the pastorate
of the Baptist church at Pawnee City,
Neb. He assumes his new duties
West Point, Neb., April 28. (Spe
cial.) John T. Mendlik of Dodge and
Miss Helen Uierckschneider were
married at the Sacred Heart church
Oleyen, by Rev. B. Teves Tuesday
morning. 1 hey were accompanied to
the altar by frank Uierckschneider
and Miss Theresa Mendlik.
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A Suggestion to
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it's like sugar in your
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proves it 25c at all druggists.
TRENCH JEAR OPPY
German Counter Attacks Fail,
According to London
TURKS LOSE TO RUSSIANS
London, April 29. The British
troops captured a German trench sys
tem south of O.ipy or. a front of
about a milt- after heavy fighting this
morning, says the official report from
British headquarters ill r ranee.
ihe Germans ottered strong re-
istance and delivered several counter
attacks, but these failed.
The number of prisoners taken by
the British since Saturday morning is
976. including sixteen officers.
1 he Germans last night made a de
termined effort to recapture positions
gained by the British near Arleuz-En-Gohelle
in yesterday's drive. The war
office announces this afternoon that
the attack was broken up.
French Make Attack
Paris, April 29. French troops last
night attacked German positions near
Gourey, northwest of Rheims the war
office announces. They gained con
siderable ground and took 150 pris
oners. German attacks in the Cham
Take Ground From Turks.
Petrograd (Via Loidon), April 29.
Russian troops have recaptured
from the Turks the ground lost south
east of Erzingan, on the Caucasion
front, it is announced officially.
Germans Claim Gains,
Berlin (Via London), April 29.
After a battle of extraordinary vio
lence, the Germans yesterday defeated
the third liritish attempt to pierce
their lines near Arras, the war office
The British forced their way into
German advanced positions at several
places, says the statement but the
Germans drove them back everywhere
except in the town ot Arleux-hn-Gohelle.
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Ten Governors Will Attend
Defense Council Wednesday
Washington, April 29. Ten state
governors will attend personally the
National Defense Council here next
Wednesday, called by the Council of
National Defense. All the states will
Ihe chief questions to be considered
the food situation and the organ
ization of state defense councils to aid
the national council. The aim is to co
ordinate defense work throughout the
country. A survey of the nation s re
sources will be one of the first tasks
Governors coming to the conference
are Harris, Georgia; Harding, Iowa;
Milliken. Maine; Boyle, Nevada;
Edge, New Jersey; Franzier, North
Dakota; Lister, Washington; Corn-
well, West Virginia; Alexander, Ida
ho, and Manning, .South Carolina.
Benjamin Ide Wheeler will represent
Mexican Girl Refuses to
Marry and Fight Follows
Superior, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial telegram.) A mixup of Mexicans
occurred last night when one who
was intoxicated wanted 14-year-old
Marie Montalva to marry him. The
girl refused. Her father and the
young man started a rough house and
when quiet was restored, it was found
til at the girl Had a bad wjimct in her
head and the young man was badlv
cut up from the frequent use of beer
bottles on his head. Her assailant
Orient Road Directors' Board
Names W. T. Kemper President
San Angelo, Tex., April 29. The
board of directors of the Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient railroad of Texas
elected W. T. Kemper, receiver of the
Kansas-Oklahoma division, president,
succeeding E. Dickson, resigned.
Clarence Histed. Kansas City, was
chosen vice chairman of the board.
J. Z. Miller, governor of the Federal
Reserve bank ot Kansas City, was
elected a director.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
A Delightful Trip
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ON TEN-MILE FRONT
English Troops Capture Village
in Desperate Effort to
LOSSES OF TEUTONS HEAVY
(By A.HOi'lfitcd PrM.)
British troops, in a desperate at
tempt to turn the northern wing of
the Drecourt-Queant line, have ad
vanced on a front of nearly ten miles
and captured the village of Arleux-Kn-Gohc'.le,
nine mile', west of Douai.
The most violent fighting marked the
battle and successive German counter
attacks made at heavy sacrifices failed
to check the British.
To the Canadians, conquerors of
Vimy ridge, fell the work of capturing
Arleux, two miles from the Drecourt- .
Queant line and eas of the Vimy
German counter attacks failed to
move them and in hand-to-hand fight
ing, the attacking forces were driven
Germans Lose 500.
Fierce encounters in which the
bayonet and rille butt were used freely
mar' - ' the fighting lro.n east of the
Vimy ridge south across the Sea. . :
Field Marshal Haig's men also
gained ground nortlioas' of Gavrelle,
between Gavrelle and Roeux and
north of Monchy-Le-Preux. In addi
tion to their heavy sacrifices in killed
and wounded the Germans lost 500
The capture of Arleux widens con
siderably the British salient in the
German positions directly east of
Douai, the objective in this fighting.
It threatens, too, the southern de
fenses of Lens, as well as the village
of Drecourt. the northern end of the
line on which military experts say the
Germans have pinned their hopes for
the safety of Douai and the region
"erlin declares the British attacks
all failed under the Gcrmai. fire and
that the British losses were great. It
adds that the attempt to break
through the German lines "failed com
pletely." Farther south between St. Quentin
and the River Oise, the French kept
the Germans busy with an intense
artillery bombardment. A heavy
artillery duel also was in progress in
the Champagne, but no infantry fight
ing of importance was reported.
Ad Clubs of Nation Offer
Help in Getting Recruits
Secretary C. D. Nolen of the Oma
ha Ad club has received word that the
services of the Associated Advertising
Clubs of the World have been en
thusiastically accepted by the secre
taries of war, the navy and treasury
and the Council of National Defense,
at Washington, following a confer
ence with Herbert S. Houston, presi
dent of the advertising clubs. The
Omaha Ad club is a member of the
Associated Advertising Clubs of the
The association is rapidly mobiliz
ing a force of the brightest, biggest
advertising men in the country to con.
fer in planning an advertising cam
paign, to employ paid advertising
space, for raising men and money for
national defense. On this board,
which will be known as the National
Advertising Advisory board, there will
be five national advertisers, five ad
vertising agencies doing a national
business and one representative from
each of the great types of advertising
medium, such as newspapers, maga
zines, farm papers, religious papers,
Legislators Leave in Time
To Avoid the Deluge
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) The
legislature adjourned just in time to
escape the deluge. Because of the
rains of the last two days the old state
house is exemplifying its sieve char
acteristics and water has been pouring
down through the offices in many
Dodging streams of water is one
of the requirements of holding a job
in the present state house. .
to New York
Because she experienced the
elements of service to which
she is accustomed, this dainty
Miss, born to home refinements
and luxuries, was at ease on the
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