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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1917.
Will the Bear Nibble?
OMAHA LAYING IN
In Convention at Red Oak
Red Oak, la., May 16. (Special
Telegram.) Two hundred and fifty
ministers and delegates from Con
gregational churches of the state of
Iowa are here attendng the seventy
eghth annual meetng of the confer-
ence of that church, wheh began
here yesterday evening.
Rev. R. J. Montgomery of tiie local
church gave an address of welcome,
following which the conference ser
mon was delivered by Rev. J. Edward
Kirbye of Des Moines.
Many of the leading men of the
church are here for the session. The
visitors were taken on an automobile
tour oi the city this afternoon, and
this evening the men partook of a
banquet at the Johnson hotel. The
women who are here to attend the
annual meeting of the Woman's
Home Missionary union were ban
queted this evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Clark.
ITS WINTER FUEL
Local Dealers, Fearful of Coal
Shortage, Load Up Now
With Stock for the
Reorganization of Ministry by
Radicals May Save the Sit
uation, Say Wash
ington. Petrograd, May 16. (Via London.)
Paul N. Milukoff, minister of for
eign affairs, hai resigned, leaving the
cabinet altogether. N. Tereschtenko,
minister of finance, hat been appoint
ed foreign minister and A. F. Keren
sky, previously minister of justice, has
been named minister of war and ma
rine. Prof. Milukoff's decision to retire
from the cabinet a9 announced at a
sitting of The provisional government
held last night. Its cause, the official
news agency states, was a difference
.n views on the reorganization of the
Washington, May 16. Reorganiza
tion of the Russian cabinet was re
garded here both as increasing the
power of the radicals and as looking
forward to a greater degree of unity.
It it generally felt that the coming
into power of the radical party is
more desirable than a situation where
the power was divided between radi
cals and moderates with both prac
tically powerless to act.
The resignation of Foreign Minis
ter Milukotf ia regarded at the price
demanded by the radicala for their ac
tive co-operation with the govern
ment Milukoff incurred much
enmity when he pledged Russia, with
out consulting the radicals, not to
make aeparate peace. He has also
been unpopular in some quarters for
hit vigorous insistence that Russia be
given Constantinople, which was re
garded in conflict with the no-annexation
The resignation of many military
officers is regarded as vastlv more
dangerous than the political shiftings
of power, as the whole discipline and
morale of the army may be affected.
To Their Former
Homes and Liberty
" 'Back to Russia and Russian lib
erty' is the slogan of thousands of
Russian who have temporarily made
their homes in the United States," was
the gtatement of A. Gerko in the city
this morning, the recognized leader of
100 Russians who have turned their
faces toward the land of their birth.
The party of Russians, nearly all
men and women, came from New
York on a special train over the Mil
waukee and after a short stop here
left over the Union Pacific for San
Francisco. From there they sail for
Japan, crossing over to Manchuria,
where, from Vladivostok, they entrain
for Petrograd. The trip will consume
According to Mr. Gerko all mem
bers of the party have at timea in the
past been objectionable to the former
war of Russia, For this reason they
were banished to Siberia ior life and
anywhere from six to fifteen years ago
escaped and made their way to the
United States. They are now going
. . . .l. ir : .
nome to taiee pan in m u
the new Russia, the party to which
they belong being in power.
Y. M. is to Well Man What
Red Cross is to the Sick
Jean Cobbey, chaplain of the Fifth
Nvhraska rroimtnt. has volunteered
to help the local war work council of
the Young Men's Chriatian associa
tion raise Omaha't share of $20,000 of
the national $3,000,000 fund for Young
Men's Chriatian association war work.
'. "I am atrong for the Young Men'a
Christian association in the army,
aaid Mr. Cobbey. 'It doea a work
that the army chaplains do not and
cannot do, and a work that Is outside
the province of the Red Cross. It is
the only big influence in the army to
keep the men away from booze, bad
women and other evils.
'The Young Men's Christian asso
ciation is to the well man what the
Red Cross is to the tick man. The
Red Cross is doing a great work. But
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion work is just as important It Is
of as great importance to keep the
men away from the evils that under
mine their health as it is to care for
them after they become sick.
"A large majority of the men who
are going to fight in the great war
nrobablv will never need the Red
Cross. Every man in the army needs
the Young Men s Christian associa
tion." Nebraska Bankers Elect
Hastings Man President
Cambridge, Neb., May 16. (Special
Heights on Isonzo Front, Re
garded as Impregnable, Are
Taken; Fierce Fighting
Rome, May 16. (Via London,
6:35 p. p) The war office an
nounced today that at a result of
the offensive begun yesterday the
Italian! thus far have captured
3,375 prisoners, a mountain bat
tery and thirty machine guns.
LOAD FREIGHT CARS
HEAVIER, IS ADVICE
Railroad Men Say Car Short
age Would Be Greatly Re
lieved if This is
Bankers' association met here today
with over !00 prominent bankers in
John Man-el, Hastings, was elected
nresident fir the comma vear: E. Van
Peterson of Curtis, vice president, and
lord McWhorten, Bertrand, secre
rary. Dan Morris, president of the
State Bankers' association, urged in
tensified fo..d production.
George Thomas of Harvard spoke
'o the bankers and banks of their re
sponsibility during the present war.
E. M. Mari;n, attorney for the Ne
braska State Bankers' association,
uosted the bankers as to the recent
Sank legislation. C. H. Chenev ot the
smerican Institute of Bankers told of
the workings of the institute.
The question box in charge of
Harry O. Palmer brought out some
unusual questions that might con
t'.ont the banker,
Hebrew Club Resolves for
Conservation of Foodstuffs
At a meeting of the Omaha He
brew club last Sunday the following
resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, Thet It Is vltsllv iwcesssrr to
our country and popl that thro bo Immfl
ditto conservation by the United States of
foodstuffs, fuel and other basic commodi
ties; that upon the prompt enactment of
proper legislation of thte kind will depend
the safety and preservation of ear nation
and our success In the war, and that delay
In adopting such a law will be fraught with
Resolved, That the congress of the United
fttatea be urged to enact at once a rigid and
comprehenslvs food, fuel and commodity
act that will vest In a commission to be
appointed by the president full pow.r to
.niii and control tbo production, dis
tribution, trsnsportatlon and price of Its
foodstuffs, fuel ana other oasio commoai
Resolved, That these resolutions shsll be
spread on our minutes and a copy thereof
be sent to President Wilson, to Vice Presi
dent Marshall, as presiding officer of the
senate, and to Champ Clark, sp-aker of the
house, and that a eopy be furnished to the
Rome, May IS. (Via Paris, May
16.) Important successes were won
by the Italians today in opening their
drive on the Isonzo front. The offi
cial report follows:
Intense artillery tire was opened
on the morning of May 12 along the
whole line from Tolmino to the sea.
It was maintained until the morning
of May 14, when it was intensified to
drum Are. The Austrian batteries re
plied with a heavy curtain fire.
"Towards noon the Italian infantry
ieaped over the parapets. Some of
their objertives hitherto had been re
garded as impregnable, such, for in
stance, as the heights on the left bank
f the Isonzo, from Flava to Salcano
Pass, whe-e successive lines of
renches above deep caverns, well sup
plied with defensive and offensive ma
terial, were defended by seasoned
"Notwithstanding these conditions,
the Italian infantry advanced and still
continues tc advance. Valuable posi
tions have been won and prisoners are
flowing into our cor.centratton
' Britons Retake Lost Ground.
London. May 16. The British have
captured most of the ground they had
lost tn uullecourt and have estab
lished new posts on the west side of
the village, says a dispatch today
trom Keuters correspondent at Brit
severe fighting is in progress today
north of the Scarpe river on the
Arras battle front, savs todav s offi
cial statement on operations in the
franco-Belgian war theater.
I he British campaign in Mesopo
tamia, where a series of important
victories over the Turks have been
won, ii now almost at a standstill,
the war office announcing today that
136 prisoners have been taken in
minor skirmishes since the first of
the month. .
French Maintain Positions.
Paris, May 16. A violent battle is
raging near Moulin de Laffaux on the
French front, where the Germans
have attacked in force after an artil
lery struggle which lasted through
out the night. The official statement
of the war office Bays the French are
maintainng all of their positions. The
attack is on a front of four kilometers.
"Load freight cars heavier and thus
get the hauling done with less cars'
is the admonition of local railroad
officials to shippers.
Local officials will work with the
shippers in the matter of getting
more hauling done, and thus release
A snecial committee of the Artier
ican Railway association has been ap-
nointert. known as the special com
mittee on national defense. The
committee consists of hve high rail
road officials, as follows: Hale Hol
den of the Burlington, Howard El-
lintt rf the Nrw York. New Haven
Hartford line: Fairfax Harrison of
the Southern railway. Julius Krutt-
alinitt of the Union Pacific and Sam
uel Eea of the Pennsylvania lines.
Ii an Efficiency Committee.
The committee has pledged to
President Wilson that it will see that
more, efficiency of freight car facili
ties comes out of the present equip
ment. They have agreed to co-operate
as one line to eliminate wastes in
operation. In line with this pledge
the cars for all practical purposes
have been pooled, there remaining
only a minimum, recognition oi pro
The committee holds that both car
riers and shippers are at fault in
bringing about the present waste in
tractive power. It is pointed out that
if the average loading were increased
tu,r. tone, ner car zuu.uuu cars now in
use could be released at once to rush
to the aid of the shippers who have
long been crying about the car snort,
Too Much Waste Space.
It is pointed out that seldom Is a
car loaded to its capacity and that in
the shipment of many commodities
cars could be loaded to capacity as
well as not without inconveniencing
With respect to the help that can
be rendered by the snippers, the com
mittee recommends to the shippers
More rapid loading and unloading
Shippers and consignees should not
ship beyond their ability to handle
Load all cars to 10 per cent in ex
cess of their marked weight capacity.
In cases where one shipment will
not fill the car, load another ship
ment going in the same general di
Atlanta, , Little Rock, S.
Chattanooga, I: Memphis, f.
Mobile, I; Nashville, 7.
New Orleart, i; Birmingham, S.
Sv A nourishing
The quantity of coal coming into
Omaha is almost equal to the usual
receipts during mid-winter. Antici
pating high prices and a possibility
of being unable to get stocks later
n the summer, dealers are laying in
the winter supply.
All of the roads operating out of
coal producing territory are rushing
cars to the mines, where they are
quickly loaded and sent on to whole
salers and jobbers. Omaha is getting
its share from the mines and the lo
cal demand is enormous, dealers de
A warning that it mav become
necessary to confine the distribution
of coal to war purposes, unless pro
duction be increased and transporta
tion and distribution improved, has
been received by wholesalers from
rrancis S. Fcahoriy ot Chicago, chair
man of the committee on coal pro
duction of the council of national de
Urges Close Co-operation.
Mr. Peabody urges co-operation be
tween miners and operators, the op
eration of all mines continuously at
full capacity and the distribution of
surplus coal in all localities now to ul
As a patriotic e.tample of co-operation
he cites the agreement of the
eastern semi-bituminous coal districts
to furnish the American navy with its
next year's supply of coal on satis
Notwithstanding, says Mr. Pea
body, "the increased production of
coal from practically every district,
the increasing requirements to meet
the needs of all classes of industry,
as well as for the comfort and wel
fare of the people and the transporta
tion of troops, munitions, food and
other products, together with the
supplying of our allies, and for our
national protection all these de
mands are liable to surpass the ca
oacitv of our mines unless the full
co-operation of the mining, trans
porting and distribution agents of
this country is secured.
Must Guard Vital Interests.
"If the demand continues to in
crease it may be necessary that ac
tive steps be taken to confine the dis
tribution and use of coal to those ac
tivities which are more nearly vital
to the welfare and protection of the
nation, that this may not ettect an
unnecessary hardship upon the do
mestic welfare of our people it is
necessary to promote the closest co
operation, and we urge- that you co
operate with this committee in its
efforts to promote the largest pro
duction, the mjst equitable distribu
tion and the highest use to produce
the best economic results.
THOMPSON BELDEN &CQ
Dr2p'V asiion CpnfarfbrJfompn
"Warm perhaps but
Of Large Blotches
On Child's Head
Face and Limbs. Red and Fiery.
Could not Sleep, In Two Months
Cuticura Healed Sound and Well.
"My little daughter began breaking
out on her head in small pimples or
blisters which discharged a watery fluid.
In a day or two these dried and formed
a rough, scaly surface. This continued
to break out about every two weeks,
spreading out larger until her scalp,
face, and limbs were covered with large
blotches, red and fiery. The itching was
so intense we had to keep herhands tied
and she could not sleep or let any one
else. It was a life of torture.
' 'We heard of Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment, and began to use them. A won
derful change took place at once and In
two months' time she was healed sound
and well." (Signed) Mrs. Arch Lagle,
Depauw, Ind., Oct. 4,-1916.
Why notprevent these distressing skin
troubles by making Cuticura your every
day toilet and nursery soap aided by
touches of Ointment now and then to
remove the first signs of pimples, rashes
and dandruff. Do not confound these
delicate emollients with coarsely medi
cated soaps and ointments.
For Free Sample Each by Return
Mail address post-card: "Cuticura,
Dept. H, Boaton." Sold everywhere.
To Avoid Dandruff
Thursday a Sale o
Thursday, $2 a Yard
Regular Price, $2.25
Fifteen Colors and Black
The Muslin Underwear
of Distinctive Character.
Short Skirts with plain tucks, ruf
fles, lace or embroidery trimmings.
Waist sizes 24 to 36. Priced, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.35, $1.50, $2.
Combinations, Corset Cover and
Drawers; Corset Cover and Short
Skirt, made of fine Nainsook and
Cambric, $1.65 to $4.25.
These garments are all from regular stock and
were priced up to $35. Tailored Sport and
Novelty styles in seasonable fabrics. Well
made and finished.
Thi Timely Sale Event Will Appeal
to Women Who Appreciate a Saving.
A Small Charge Made for Alterations
Newness in Embroideries
A Lovely Showing
First quality Swiss Embroideries are
here in abundance, and prices are
particularly pleasing and modest.
Flouncings, Organdie, Net and
Voile, with narrow edges to match ;
45 inches wide, $2 to $7.75 a yard.
Twenty-seven-inch Flouncings, em
broidered in white and colors, from
$2.50 to $4.00 a yard.
Also Organdie and Voile Embroid
eries in the twenty-seven-inch width
suitable for graduation and wed
Underwear Embroidery, beautifully
embroidered, in all widths. Also
Corset Cover Embroideries.
For Baby Layettes are beautiful
twenty-seven-inch Flouncings with
narrow edges, insertions and
To the right as you enter.
IV 1 J
LITTLE TOM Tom
Moore quality in a 5c size.
To be markedly successful,
the man who sells must know
his goods and his customers.
If he is to smoke with equally
marked success, it is essential
that he know hi: cigar. And
that means, selecting a cigar
that will give him pleasant
smoking, without narcotic
He is likely to find such
pleasantness in a cigar of the
Tom Moore type a cigar
which appeals especially to
men who realize the necessity
of keeping mind and body fit.
You do not want a slow treatment
for itching scalp when hair is falling
and the dandruff germ is killing the
hair roots. Delay means no hair.
, Get, at- any drug store, a bottle of
zemo for 25c or $1.00 for extra large
size. Use as directed, for it does the
work quickly. It kills the dandruff
germ, nourishes the hair roots and im
mediately stops itching scalp. It is
pure, reliable, antiseptic liquid, is not
greasy, is easy to use and will not stain.
.Soaps and shampoos are harmful, as
they contain alkali. The best thing to
use for scalp irritations is zemo, for it
is safe and also inexpensive.
Ths S. W. Ross Co., Clevelind. O.
j LITTLE TOM 5SBS
DI-lTUFNRFRr. A SCHLOSS. Ksmu Citv.
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