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VOL. XLVL NO. 276.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1917.
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ALLIED GRIP ON CONQUERED
FOR FIRST TIME
SINCE CZAR FELL
Powerful Body Representing
Soldiers and Workmen Con
. sider Note Sent to Allies
COUNCIL DIZCUSSES PEACE
Government Sonds lilies New
Note Deny. . Purpose to
Dominate Other Nations.
'VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY'
Petrograd, London, May 6.
The Duma, it is announced will be
convoked in extraordinary session im
mediately. This will be the first time
the Duma has met since the revolu
tion, which overthrew the Romanoff
Premier Lvoff and Foreign Secre
tary Milukoff have declared that the
government will resign rather than
recall the note sent to the allies as
suring them Russia would prosecute
the war vigorously. i.
The grand council, , discussed a
supplementary communication from
the provisional government, explain
ing the note of May 1 to the allies.
The council passed a resolution de
claring that the government's new
note, which it will send to the allies,
puis an end to all interpretations of
ilie note of May 1, contrary to the
interests and aims of the revolution
Victory for Democracy.
I lie executive committee of the
council adopted a resolution declar
ing the policy of annexation has been
made the .subject of international dis
cussion anJ that this was an import
ant victory for democracy. The reso
"The executive committee, while as
serting its unalterable determination
not to make peace except on these
conditions, appeals to the entire revo
lutionary democracy of Russia to rally
around the council of workmen's and i
soldiers' delegates, and declares its
linn assurance that the peoples of all
the belligerent countries willbe able
.to overcome the resistance of their
"govcrnmenis and force them to enter
upon negotiations for peace on the
lais of renunciation of all annexa
tions and u.demnities."
Meaning of Decisive Victory.
The government's supplementary
cMilained. to the council its note to the
.illies. The explanation says that by
.'.'decisive" victory" was not meant the
""domination of other nations or de
priving them-of their national patri
mony or occupying foreign territory
by. force." It.says by this was meant
'the establishment of a durable peace
on the basis of the rights of nations j
to decide their own destiny."
"In referring to the 'penalties and
rr'ttn .".Mf HAD ACCflnttal trt O fttirsKA !
peace, the provisional government had
in view the reduction of armaments
and the estiblishmer.t of international
tribunals," the statement of the gov
Effect on Western Nations.
London, May 5. The Russian note
to the entente allies promises to start
i movement among the liberals for a
restatement of tne war : ims of the
The Westminster Gazette, which is
one of the most influential papers in
England, has advanced the suggestion
that this should be done.
House Committee Agrees on
29 Million Water Measure
Washington, May 5. The rivers
and harbors bill to appropriate ap
proximately $39,000,000 was agreed
unon todav by the house committee.
It provides mainly for continuing im
provements and maintenance, but cov
ers large appropriation iui new
work at San Diego, San Fran
cisco and Norfolk, recommended by
the secretary of war and secretary of
the navy tor the national defense.
TfiniwatiircH lit Omaha YtnU.v. ,
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f a. ni 47
10 a. m 60
11 a. m 51
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I p. m.
3 p. m 60
4 p. m 61
5 p. m 60
6 p. m 69
7 p. m 68
Camparatlre Loral Rerord.
Temperature and prrclpllton departures
from th normal at Omaha yesterday:
1917. 1916. 1915. 1914.
Highest yesterday... tt 90 so r.
Lowest' yesterday SO 66 36 46
Mean temperature... 50 s 43 56
1'reclpltatlon T T .09 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from tha normal:
Normal temperature 69
t eflctcncy for the day 9
Total deficiency since March 1
Deficiency for the day
t Total rainfall sine March i..
' Htccss since March 1
Iieflclemv for cor.pcrlod. 1916. 3.06 Initios
Deficiency for cor. period. 1916. 'l.'lu Inches
"T" Indicates trace of prcclpltHllon!
L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
TO THE WOMEN
TO AVOID WASTE
Agriculture Department Chief
Tells Them How to Aid the
Country During War
PROMPTED BY INQUIRIES
Secretary Says They Can Dc
Their Bit by Economy in
NEED NOT LEAVE HOMES
Washington, May 6. In an appeal
"to the women of the United States"
Secretary Houston declares that they
can do their bit most effectually in
the national emergency by practicing
effective thrift in their households.
The appeal was prompted by ques
tions as to the service women can
render the nation in producing and
conserving agricultural products.
"Every woman can render impor
tant service to the nation in its pres
ent emergency," says the appeal. She
need not leave her home or abandon
her home duties to help the armed
forces. She can- help to feed and
clothe our armies and help to supply
food to those beyond the seas by
practicing effective thrift in her own
How to Save Food.
"Every ounce of foot' the house
wife saves from being wasted in her
home all food which she or her chil
dren produce in the garden and can
or preserve every garment which
care and skillful repair make it
unnecessary to replace all lessen
that which households draft on the
already insufficient world supplies.
"To save food the household must
learn to plan economical and proper
ly balanced meals which, while nour
ishing each member of the family
properly, do not encourage over-eating
or offer excessive and wasteful
variety. . ' ,
"It Is her duty to use all effactive
methods to protect food from spoil
age by heat, dirt, mice or insects. She
must acquire the culinary ability to
utilize every bit of edible food that
comes into her home.
"She must learn to use such foods
as vegetables, beans, peas and milk
products as partial substitutes for
meat. She must make it her business
to see that nothing nutritious is
thrown away or wasted.
Must Save Every Ounce.
"Waste in any individual household
may seem insignificant, but if only
a single ounce of edible food, on the
average, is allowed to spoil or be
thrown away in each of our 20,000,000
homes, over 1,300,000 pounds of ma
terial would be wasted each day.
"It takes tho fruit of many acres
and the work of many people to raise.
prepare ana aistriDute tpt,uuu,uuu
pounds of food a year. Every ounce
of food thrown away, therefore, tends
also to waste the labor of an army
of busy citizens.
"Clothing is largely an agricultural
product and represents the results of
labor on the sheep ranges, in cotton
fields and in mills and factories.
Whenever a useful garment is need
lessly discarded, material needed to
keep some one warm or dry may be
consumed merely to gratify a passing
fancy. Women would do well to look
upon clothing at this time particular
ly from the utilitarian point of view."
Dying Soldier Urges Son
To Fight for His Country
Joliet, III., May 6. Francis B.
Young 72 years old, a civil war vet
eran, died here this afternoon. In
his last moments, he said to his only
"Your great-great grandfather died
in the revolution; your great-grandfather
died in the war of 1812, and I
was in the civil war with four of my
brothers, threi of whom were killed.
I want you to enlist and keep up the
fighting honor of your -family."
Edward enlisted in the army to
Brother of Fritz Maisel ,
Playing on Pacific Coast
Gcorce Maisel, brother of the
Yankee second baseman, is now play
ing with the San Francisco club of the
Racine Loast league. i
Los Angeles Twirlcr Is
Given Gate by Portland
"Lefty" Schatzlcin, the young Los
Anecles pitcher, who went to Mono
lulu with the Portland team, has
drawn his unconditional release.
Salt Lake Shoots Young
Third-Sacker Back a Notch
The Salt Lake City club has trans
ferred Barney Kearns, a young third
baseman, to the Hutte Northwestern
Mamaux's Smoke Fails to
Bother Anyone This Year
Maiiiiiux, the smokiest of National
league pitdicrs, isn't bothering any
body to a great extent as yet with his
DEVERIDGE GIVES I .
OUTLINE OF PLANS
Declares .He Will Conserve
Good in Old and Add Best
LIKES SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM
Changed Conditions Should Be
Met Fully Through Public
READY FOR HARD WORK
J. H. Beveridge, whose election as
superintendent of the Omaha schools
awaits only formal confirmation by
the Board of Education, last night
outlined to The Bee his ideas of
The New Program.
These are some of the things the
new director plans todo:
Conserve everything in the ex
isting system that is found to be
sound and valuable as a part of
the most modern scheme of edu
cation. Study carefully conditions as
they develop and adopt new ideas
to meet peculiar requirements.
Make such changes as may be
in line with recent scientific re
searches in education and school
Take the people of Omaha into
any confidence and as far as prac
ticable meet new demands that
inevitably must follow the na
tion's entry into the world war.
Wide Scope to Fill.
"I believe in the scientific method,"
declared Mr. Beveridge. "I am not
insensible to the larger opportunities
presented in the new field and 1 real
ize, too, the increased responsibilities.
"My aim shall be to measure fully
up to these opportunities and respon
sibilities and to place the Omaha
schools in the front rank among cities
of the first class.
"Everything that brain and sweat
can accomplish, in-so-far as I have
the light to see and the physical ability
to do, shall be done.
"I have in mind a number of en
largements based upon what has been
accomplished in the Council Bluffs
schools. . All that has practical edu
cational value in the system worked
out across the river shall befutilized
in my new held ot endeavor.
Longratulated by Many.
Superintendent Beveridge received
many congratulations during the day
on his election. Heaid he expected
to go oyer the situation carefully with
board members and take advantage of
their experience and more intimate
knowledge of requirements. By Mon
day, he said, he hoped ;o be in position
to make a more extended statement
covering his plans. "
Rawitzer Heirs Lose Case; , .
White Recovers Bank Deposit
Lincoln, May 6. (Special.) The'
Nebraska supreme court today re
versed the decision of the Douglas
county district court which awarded
the heirs of the late Albert H. Rawit
zer a verdict of $5,473 against the Mu
tual Benefit Health and Accident
A decision of the Douglas county
court upholding the Omaha school
district in refusing to admit qualified
nonresident students to the high
school upon payment of the statutory
fee was also reversed. ,N
An injunction restraining Elias
Holovtchiner, president of the school
board, and Superintendent Graff from
collecting $250 expenses for a trip to
the fourth international congress on
school hygiene at Buffalo, allowed by
the school board, was sustained.
The decision of the Burt county
court granting Albert S. White's peti
tion against the state bank guaranty
fund for $8,000 deposited in the de-
funct Farmers' bank at Decatur for
the Central State bank of Omaha was
Harry Spanell Convicted
Of Killing Colonel Butler
Coleman. Tex., May 6. A verdict
of guilty of murder was returned to
night by the jury in the case of Harry
J. Spanell, charged with the killing
of Lieutenant-Colonel M. C. Butler,
and punishment was fixed at five
Spanell almost collapsed when the
verdict was read. The Verdict will be
Spanell was indicted for killing his
wife and Lieutenant-Colonel Butler,
at Alpine, on the night of July 20,
1916. He was acquitted of the charge
of killing his wife, Mrs. Crystal Hol
Government Places Credits and
Shipping Shares Are Firm
Berlin, March 10. The relatively
firm tone of German shipping shares
during the last few months is ex
plained by the announcement that the
government is preparing to place
large credits at the disposal of the
German shipping companies. These
credits, operating over a long term
of years at moderate interest rates,
are intended to enable the companies
to respond quickly to post-war demands.
HERO OF MAR1
Big Chicago Crowd Hears Jof
fre Describe Check of Ger
man Rash on Paris.
ALL FRANCE AT BORDER
Chicago, May 6. How the French
army, although improperly armed and
ammunitioned, inet the Germans on
the Marne and whipped them in 1914,
was told briefly tonight by Marshal
Joffrc in his second speech in America
before 15,000 shouting men, women
After the Urge amphitheater had
been filled, a fir.c destroyed a $150,000
building a block from the meeting.
Firemen muffled the engines and the
audience was not alarmed.
Many workmen had been allowed
a half holiday to see the famous vis
itors. Marshal Joffre addressed his
wildly cheering'auditors as follows:
All France at Border. '
"Ladies and Gentlemen: I am happy
to salute ths-city of Chicago in this
as.sembly where all classes of society
are represented. This assembly re
minds me of France at the moment
of the declaration of war in August,
1914. The Germans had assailed us
in a brutal attack, hoping within, a
short time to destroy France by
many barbarous blows. The danger
was caught in the act.
"All the French flocked to the
border. The fanner, the workman, in
fact all French people were standing
at the border.
"The fight was hard, but at last
we were successful and stopped the
enemy. The battle of the Marne
stopped them completely at that time.
Greetings of the Army.
" "We were in need of munitions. We
were in need of guns and rifles. Then
we took from the ranks of the army
all the special workmen to make
guns, bullets and bombs, and from
that time the French army is com
prised of those who fight at the
front and those who make it possible
to fight at the front.
"There is the army at the front and
the army in the shops and factories;
and it is from the army at the front
and the army of the shops that I
bring greetings to you.
"1 bring the greetings of the whole
French army to' the population of
Chicago and above all .to the work
ingiiicn of this city, among whom 1
am happy to find myself today."
Grand Island Men Admit
Keeping Liquor in Garage
Grand Island, Neb., May 6. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Willir.ni II. Murphy,
George Bushee. W. F. Stickle and C.
C. May, all connected with the May-
Lunger gai ..ie ot this city, yesterday
pleaded guilty to the charge of keep
ing liquor in another place than their
residence and were fined $100 and
$150,000,000 of U. S. Money
To Feed French and Belgians
Havre. France. Mav 6. The Bel
gian government learns the United
States will devote $150,000,000 for
provisioning the population of the
occupied districts of llrlgiuni and
France. Of this, $90,000,0(10 will be
devoted to Belgium.
The cost of feeding is approximate
ly $7,000,000 monthly.
SLAYER IS TAKEN
FROM POSSE BY
MOB AND HANGED
Star paley, Who Killed Trave
ling Salesman, Lynched by
Body of Arizona
EVENT CLOSE TO FLORENCE
Deputy Sheriffs Forced to
Give Up Alleged Murderer
Who is Put to Death
DONE IN EARLY MORNING
Phoenix, Ariz., May 6. Star Daley,
who killed James Ray Gibson, a trav
eling salesman near Mesa, eighteen
miles east of this city last Thursday
night, was taken from deputy sheriffs
at 4 o'clock this morning this side of
Florence and hanged by a party of
Phoenix and Florence citizens.
The mob then dispersed.
The seizure of the prisoner was
made without warning.
Chinese Shipping Company
Pays One Hundred Per Cent
rorre;?tondonco o( Tho Asaoclaved Preai.)
Liverpool, March 6. The China Mu
tual Shinning company is again the
foremost dividend-paying shipping
company in England. This year it
has eclipsed all previous records. In
addition to duplicating the 106 per
cent dividend, which it has paid for
the last two years, it has voted a 100
per cent bonus to holders of its
common stock and a66 2-3 per cent
bonus to holders of its Class B stock.
The company has also been able to
set aside considerable sums to be
added to reserve and depreciation.
The company's capital is about 600,-
United States Capital
To Be Put Into Japan
(Corrfspomtonce of The Associated Preee.)
Tokio, March 6. In connection
with the movement of co-operation
between Japanese and American bus
iness wen, announcement is made
here of plans to form a trust com
pany under the name of "the Interna
tional Enterprise Trust company."
The capital was to be 20,000,000 yen,
or about $10,000,000. The organizers
hope to sec one-half of the capital
subscribed in the United States. A
commission will soon leave Japan for
the United Stales with (he object of
interesting American capital. The
head office will be in Tokio, with
branch offices abroad.
Robert Ward Loses Fortune
As Federal League 'Angel"
New York, May 6. That the late
Robert Boyd Ward, who at the time
of his death, October 18, 1915, was
president of the Brooklyn Federal
league club and vice president of the
Federal league, lost a fortune in base
ball was disclosed today. A report of
the appraisal of his estate, which prior
to his entrance in the base ball ven
ture had been estimated at mote than
$3,000,000, had decreased to $1,739,100.
Mr, Ward was known as the "angel"
of the tottering Federal league, .start
ed in 1912. His losses were $651,800.
FRENCH MAINTAIN CAPTURED
RIDGE IN FACE OF DESPERATE
ASSAULTS OF PRUSSIAN FOES
Repeated Counter Attacks of Germans in Furious
Efforts to Retake Lost Region Fail and Gallic
Troops Consolidate Territory Seized in
Brilliant Victory of Preceding Day.
FIERCE BATTLE OVER
Berlin War Office Chronicles Powerful Blows of Nivelle
Legions, Which It Declares Result in Failure to
Batter Way Through the Teuton Lines.
HAIG'S MEN STAND FIRM
Paris, May 6. Every gain scored by the French in yester
day's brilliant advance, northeast of Soissons, was maintained
against numerous heavy counter attacks last night, the war of
fice announced today.
Consolidation of this ground has made them masters of
most of the ridge crowned by the Chemin-Des-Dames,1 along a
front of more than eighteen miles.
The prisoners taken have reached a total of 5,800 and
seven cannon have been captured.
A violent artillery action has been in progress nothwest of
Rheims. In the Champagne there has also been a terrific duel
of big guns. 's 1 ,i ' "
In this region a fortified point of support near Mont Haut
was captured by the French and held against counter attacks.
BRITISH HOLDING GAINS. ' .
London, May 6. The British are successfully, maintaining
themselves in the breach they have made in the Hindenburg
line near Bullecourt.
The Germans delivered a determined attack at this point
last night which entirely failed, and were balked stgsyn this
morning in a similar effort, the war office announced today, the
British fire breaking up the attempt. ' ,
Northwest of St. Quentin the Germans were foiled in an
effort to retake the 'ground lost Saturday east of La Ver
guier, while their trenches further south were subjected to a
raid on a mile and a half front. Heavy damage was done their
defensive positions! t " ,. .S .' V' '"'';
NEVER SO MANY
TEUTON DEAD ON
ONE FIELD BEFORE
Battle Ground Where French
and Germans Struggle Piled
High with Bodies of the
MOST BLOODY OF THE WAR
More Prussian Slain Lie There
Than or Any Other Spot
COMBAT DESPERATE ONE
(From a Htaff Corrmpflndrnt of tbfl Amv
Great Headquarters of the French
Armies in France, May 6. Not only
have the last two days of fighting
along the Chemin-Des-Dames deliv
ered more than 6,000 prisoners to the
French, but have given them posi
tions whence they can operate on the
principal German defensive line occu
pying the crest on the northern side
of the Ailette valley.
Men returning from the lines assert
that the number of German dead ly
ing on the battlefield Is greater than
ever seen on one spot during the fight
ing in France.
From Laffaux mill to Craonne the
entire Chemin-Des-Dames with the
exception of a very small section is
held firmly by tne French, who have
thoroughly organized their gains in
defiance of all the efforts to oust them.
Counter Blows Fail.
Counter attacks were tried by the
Germans last night at many points
with great masses of men who dis
played the ferocity of desperation, but
they were beaten hack again and
The verve of the French troops of
all regiments, each one of which emu
lates its neighbor in bravery, was too
much for the Germans, -who surren
dered in large bodies, unable to with
stand the French impetuosity.
T4e French troops advanced so
rapidly that some of the German
heavy artillery could not be removed
and was captured together with some
of their field artillery.
Colored Man Accused
Of Causing Girl's Downfall
Frank Robinson, 2501 Harney
street, colored, janitor of the Maples
apartments was arrested Saturday
afternoon charged with "aiding and
abetting," in the downfall of a 17-ycar-old
white orphan girl.
The girl alleges that Robinson ex
ercised a hypnotic control over her.
Police believe the colored man
dazzled her by buying her fine
Robinson's arrest was caused by a
woman who overheard a conversation
between the two. The girl for a year
has worked in the home of a promi
French Fire Destroys Position. '
Berlin (Via London), May 6. (Brit
ish Admiralty by Wireless Press.)
A tremendous thrust by the French
on s front of nearly twenty-two miles
in an effort to break through the
German line on the Ailctte-Craonne
front yesterday proved entirely futile,
army headquarters announced today.
The French fire ' completely de
stroyed the German positions on the
Winterburg hi!, northeast of Craonne,
and this height with the village of
Chevreaux remained in, French pos
session. , : I ' -
On the Chemin-Des-Dames the
Germans now occupy the northern
slope of the ridge, east of Royer's
farm, near the western end of the
French attacks near , La Neuville
and southeast of Meuroy (Cham
pagne), were repulsed. The Germans
have taken several hundred prisoners,
twenty machine guns and fifty quick
firing guns. v
Reports British Attacks Repulsed.
British attacks in strong force st
points between Laon and Queant were
repulsed, as was a British thrust on '
a front of nearly two miles in the
A later official communication says:
"After their sanguinary defeat yes
terday on the Aisne, the French, have
not repeated their attack. Only at the
Winterburg, west of Craonne, is
fresh fighting in progress,
"Contrary to the report of today
Chevreaux was not taken By - th
French, but is still in our hands."'- .
Print Paper Magnates About
To Approve Price-Fixing Plan
Washington, May: J. News print'
paper makers are about to approve a
plan for price fixing and supervision
of the distribution of their product by
the federal trade commission, which
was dropped recently when a New
York federal grand jury indicted the
manufacturers for trust law viola
They previously have declared they
would have nothing more to do with
the agreement and would fight the
indictments in the courts.
It is generally believed if the man
ufacturers enter the agreement and .
sell their paper at lower prices the
cases may not be brought to trial by
the Department of Justice.
At the timt the indictments were
brought it was understood the trade
commission thought the justice de
partment was acting unwisely.
' . '.
rort Omaha Balloon Makes
Night Journey Into Kansas
The flight of balloons from Fort
Omaha have become so frequent that
sj far as Omaha people are concerned,
they attract little attention. However,
one that flew across the southern part
of this state and-landed in Kansas
caused the farmers some wonderment.
Just before fnidnight a balloon was
sent up and at 5:30 o'clock Sunday,
morning, it passed a mile east of Fair
bury, traveling at a height of about
200 feet. At 7:30 it landed near Man
hattan, Kan., 110 miles. in an air line
southwest of Omaha. The balloon
carried four men and the trip was re
garded as a successful one. The men
will be back this morning, bringing
the bag with them
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