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P II rrrrr IA THE WEATHER Fair VOL. XLVII. NO. 26. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1917. TEN PAGES. 0 TralM, t Hottlt. ' Nwt SUIdi. Etc. 5. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. RHCHSTA FANDBY II MY BEGIN F Omai Daily Bee TS GUMS: LO MDAY DRAFT DRAWING MAY BE MADE LATE THIS WEEK . I I IB II lllllN But 649 Districts in Ten States Have Not Reported; Regis- : tered Men Urged to Study Regulations. . Washington, July 17. With only ten states remaining to be heard from on the organization of local exemp tion boards, and with the serial num ber lists of registrants from all bift 649 of the 4,559 exemption districts on file in Washington, Provost Marshal General Crowder wa hopeful today that the preliminary stages of the war army drawing would be com pleted within forty-eight hours. He prepared to take up with Secretary Baker later in the day details of the lottery process for final approval. If there is no unexpected delay it seems likely that the drawing can be held Friday or Saturday. A single district which fails to finish its pre liminary work on time, however, can hold up action indefinitely. Once past the drawing stage, Gen eral. Crowder pointed out today, the necessity for concerted action by the states :tases and the examination of registrants and their assignment to the army or exemption can proceed in any. state without regard to progress made in any other com munity. Large States Delinquent. " The t.n states not having com pleted . their preparations for the drawing are: - Alabama, Illinois, New York, Mich igan, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and.,' Virginia. The' "group includes the states hav ing the largest population, and prob ably the total population of all ten represents about half of the popula tion of the entire country. The fact that reports from only 649 additional districts of the 4,559 are missing, however, shows thai even -in the ten "states the work js well advanced and each has only a few districts behind schedule. , The entire list may be completed today. - Census on Registration Basis, General Oowder declined to make any comment on the statements made yesterday in the senate attacking the fairness of the census bureau esti mates, upon which the allotment of qyotas under the draft law is based. Other officials pointed out, how ever, that the revised estimates of , the census bureau were not intended to fix the actual population of any community. The estimates are pre faced with the statement that they are for use' in ; connection with the draft only, They are based upon reg istration and represent the distribu tion over the country between the ages fixed in the draft law as liable for military service. Large figures for many of the cities are accounted for by the concentration of men of the draft age there for work in mu nitions or other plants. Men Urged to Study Rules. Officials here are anxious that reg istrants take , every .opportunity be tween now and the day of drawing to inform themselves thoroughly re garding exemption regulations, so as to reduce confusion to a minimum. (Continued on ,Fage Two, Column One.) Aviation Bill May Pass . In the Senate Today (By Associated Press.) .Washington, July 17. Another speed record in considering the $640, 000,000 aviation program bill, passed last Saturday by the house in five hours, was made today when the sen ate military committee at a forty-five-minute session unanimously ordered a favorable report without amend ment. . Senate leaders hope to secure'an agreement to set aside the food bill temporarily tomorrow, and pass the aviation measure with brief debate. The Weather For Nebraska Fair; warmer. Temperatures at Omaha Veaterday. ' Hour. Deg. .. 61 .. 60 .. 61 ..67 .. 70 .. It .. 75 7 .. 77 80 .. 82 .. 83 .. 83 .. 82 5 a. m . . . ' t a. m... 7 a, m... I a. m. . . ... 19 a. m. . . 11 a. m... 13 m 1 p. m... 2 p. ra... 3 p. m. . . 4 p. m... 5 p. m. p. m... T p. m... 8 p. m... .. 19 Comparative Local BecoreV . 1917. 1915. 1914 Highest yesterday.. Lowest yesterday... Mean temperature,. Precipitation ...... 83 60 72 .00 94 8 IB .00 .00 Temperature and precipitation departures from the normal: Normal temperature 77 Deficiency fo the day.. S Total deficiency since March 1 237 Normal precipitation .13 inch Deficiency for the day... 18 inch Total rainfall since March 1... .16.70 inches Deficiency since March 1,' 68 inch Deficiency for .cor., period. 1916. 6.86 inches Deficiency for cor. period. 1915. .49 Inch Reports From Stations at 7 P. M. Cheyenne, clear 78 82 .04 Davenport, clear .......78 82 .00 Denver, part cloudy ....84 86 .00 Des Moines, clear ......78 82 .00 Dodge City, clear 8 9 .00 Lander, cloudy 84 M .09 North Platte, cloudy ....83 i ' .no Omaha, clear 82 S3 00 Pueblo; part cloudy ...'..80 SS T Tlapld City, clear ...... 90 . .00 Salt Lake City, pt clody 90 92 .ni) Santa Fe, part cloudy.. 74 86 T Sheridan, clear 90 92 .no Stour City, clear ; 80 82 .no Valentine, part cloudy.'. 80 86 .00 T Indicates trace of perclpltatlon. i I . , JU A. WELSH, Meteorologist. I Mysterious Boat is ' Discovered on River A mysterious boat plying the Missouri river has been reported to . Chief Dunn. The maritime squad of the police department will be as signed to apprehend the strange craft. The boat has made two trips from the south and is said to have tied up at Child's Point under cover of darkness. Men in row boats have been seen meeting the boat and tak ing off many packages. - . "It is difficult to imagine what sort of a cargo this boat would carry and why it should be con cealed by the night," remarked the chief. , ' GERMAN LINE IS BROKEN BY HEAVY FRENCIT ATTACK One and. One-Half - Miles of Trenches to Depth of Three Quarters of Mile Are Cap-; tured in Drive. Paris, July 17. A powerful attack by the French this morning on the left bank of the Meuse resulted in the capture of German positions on a front of more than a mile and a half to a depth of about two-thirds of a mile. The war office statement announc ing this gain says the Germans offered an energetic defense and -suffered h eavy losses especially in their coun ter attacks. An important success has been won by the French in the Verdun region. As the Result of an attack last night all the positions west of . Hill 304 which remained 5 in German hands after the attack of June 29-30 were recovered. German prisoners to a number not yet ascertained by the French high commarid.were taken in. the action. .- i Picketing Suffs ! .Given Sixty. Bays f In the Workhouse Washington, July 17. The sixteen members of the , woman's party ar rested Saturday in an attempt to "picket the White House" were sen tenced today to pay a fine of $25 or serve sixty days in the "District of Columbia workhouse at Occoquan, Va. ,-. . ; . They decided to take the sixty days sentence. An appeal will be taken. Heretofore the suffragists have got ten off with three-day jail sentences. Members of the, party, are:. Miss Doris Stevens, Omaha; Miss Julia Hurlbut, Morristown, N. J.; Banner bearer Mrs. J. A. H. Hopkins, Morris town, N. J.; Miss Annie Abbott, At lantic City; Mrs. Beatrice Reynolds Kinkead, Mount View, ' Cal.; Mrs. Betsy M. Raves Reyneu, Detroit, Mich.; Miss Ann Martin, Reno, Nev.; Mrs. Lawrence Bayard-Hilles, Wil mington, Del.; Mrs.; Robert Walker, Baltimore; Miss Janet Frothingham, Massachusetts : Mrs. Gilson" Gardner, Washington, D. C; Miss Mary H. Ingram, Philadelphia; Mrs. John Rogers, New York; Miss Eleanor Cai man, Methuen, Mass.; Miss Louise P. Mayo, Fraroingham, Mass.; Mrs. John Winters-Brannen, New -York. Miss Stevens is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stevens, 3647 Charles street. Noted Medical Men Confer . With Secretary Baker Washington, July 17. Surgeon General Gorgas of the army; Surgeon General Braisted .of the navy,, and noted medical men in civil life, headed by Dr. William Mayo of . Rochester, Minn., conferred with Secretary Baker at the War department today regard ing co-operation of the military medi cal divisions with the profession throughout the country. GERMAN PUBLICISTS To whose efforts, with those of a few other leading party men, is said to have been due in large part the political- shakeup that has ' convulsed the officialdom in the empire. i?mTOMMln;fllllllllllllNlKlt1vWHttag y-fnvnnninrw wi'iim iniiiniium hiiiiii iiiiiiih' mi fcsr- '-TV II If 1 I , , ( 1 1 ' & i t. ! i ' - J I ? HARMONY RULES IN MEETING OF LUTHER LEADERS III! S Pastors and Officials of Ne braska Synods Gather to Answer Charges of Alleged . Disloyalty of Church. Complete harmony rul.'d in the meeting of Lutheran clergymen of Nebraska to reply to the aspersions cast upon the loyalty of the Lutheran church by the Nebraska State Council of Defense. The meeting was held yesterday in Immanuel Lutheran churc'.i. Pas tors and officials of tii . General synod, General council, United Dan ish Lutheran synod, Missouri synod, German Nebraska synod and Norwegian-Danish synod were present. These are governing bodies of the Lutheran church. Half a dozen dif ferent languages are used in the churches represented by the clergy men present. Some of them came from a great distance. , Rev. C. B. Harmon, president of the Nebraska synod, came from North Platte to the meeting. "It is the most remarkable gather ing1 of Lutherans of the various branches ever held in Nebraska," de clared Rev. Luther M. Kuhns, chair maiKpf the meeting. " Outspoken of Loyalty. The pastors who represented the Missouri synod and the German Ne braska synod at the meeting we.e most outspoken in their expressions of loyalty to the government. The churchc j in these synods use the Ger man language and their members are almost exclusively people of German birth or ancestry. The Missouri synjod has 25,000 communicant mem bers in Nebraska. . The only suegestion of any dissent from the patriotic resolutions adopted came near the close of the meeting, when Rev. H. W. Saeger, a aiembcr of the .Missouri synod,-arose and said he must dissent from the resolutions. He 'explained his position by declar infft ! .... .. jiHA. a . -- "The 'Nebraska ' Council 6t Defense -has -not-attacked the loyalty of the Lutheran church. . The report of the council distinctly says, 'We appeal to the loyalty ot. trie men ana women who. comprise the membership of the Lutheran church to out a check pon the un-American activities of some of their conrpicuous -and influential rep resentatives.' 1 1 think, therefore, the action oHhis meeting is superfluous." Rev."-Mr. Saeger was answered by Rev. E.5T. Otto,- pastdr of St.' Paul's German ? Lutheran r church, - pmaha, who stated. that'Rev. Mr. Saeger has only recently moved "to Omaha from Iowa, and therefore had nothing offi cially to do ;with the meeting." Represent: 100,000 Lutherans. '-Rer. Mr.' Kuhns stated in his open ing address that the bodies repre sented at the meeting spoke for 100,- 000; communicant Lutherans in Ne braska. "In the world there are approxi- , (Continued on Pf Two, Column Four.) American-Born Lead Miners Go on Strike Flat River, Mo., July 17. About 200 American born miners went on strike at Leadwood this morning because mine operators there employed for eign born workmen. There has been no violence nor attempt to drive for eigners out of Leadwood, although about sixty of them departed of their own volition. : American Ship Childe Harold is Torpedoed Washington, July 17. News of the torpedoing of the American schooner Childe Harold in European waters June 20 reached the State department today is a message from Monteveidio announcing the safe arrival there of the schooner's master and crew of eight. , - Dr. Spahn is leader f the Catholic Sj center and president of the Reichstag. Phillip Scheideman, a leading socialist lajKeicnstag. i Sword of FORT CROOK TO GET PORTION OF DRAFTED tl From Four to Ten Thousand of First and Second Conscripted Divisions to Be Trained at Sarpy County Fort. , Word has been received from Sena tor Hitchcock that the effort of the Commercial club to get the canton ment camp in Omaha were not wholly huvain. The War department has approved the sending of from 4,000 to 10,000 men of the first and second drafts here to Fort Crook, wli&sc they will be thoroughly, trained before they leave for the front. Fort Crook will also be used for an assembling point for certain state troops before they are sent to the border, according to the word of the senator. - The War department also an nounces that the local quartermas ter's department will be greatly in creased and that thev will eauin from 25,000 to 30,000 men out of this de partment. Omaha also gets the better equip ment that they have been ask-in for for the balloon school at Fort Omaha. The government War department has ordered to be sent to the local fort several hydrogen plants to supply the balloons. ' Explosives Control Bill Is Reported to Senate Washington; July ' 17. Senator Walsh, chairman of the senate mines committee, today reported out favor ably,' but i with numerous amend ments, the house bill to regulate the manufacture, distribution, storage and possession ot explosives during the war. One of the amendments would provide for the licensing of all man ufacturers, venders and purchasers of powders and other high explo sives, licenses to be issued to citizens of the United States only. Belgian War Mission' Welcomed to Salt Lake 'Salt Lake City, July 17. The entire city turned out to welcome the Bel gian war mission, which arrived here today trom Los Angeles. An organ recital was given for the distinguished visitors at the Mormon tabernacle, after which the party reviewed the troops at Fort Douglas. The Belgians will leave early tonight for th east. British Royal House Now "The House of Windsor" London, July 17. King George to day at a meeting of the privy coun cil announced the new name of the royal house and . family to be "the House of Windsor." King Georga is of the house of Saxe-Cobourg and Getha. It was re cently decided to drop titles or names of German, origin. t Street Car Strike Ties Up Traffic in Tacoma Tarnma. Vali " lnlw 1ft Vnt street car was running for Tacoma city tramc today as the result of the failure of the Tacoma Railway and Power company and its employes to settle their difficulties. ARMY Damocles OMAHA HURRIES TO BUY BONDS OF FARiM LOAN BANK Gate City Furnishes Largest Subscriptions of Any City. WhHe Clay Leads in All the Counties. The announcement by the Federal Land bank of Omaha, that a bond issue will coon be made by that insti tution under the provisions of the federal farm loan act was promptly followed by a rush of subscriptions from the people having funds to in vest in the states comprising the Eighth federal land bank district Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. , The popularity of this inveslment is evidenced among all classes. Bank ers have subscribed for about $175,000. Manufactuers are represented on the list and the rest of the subscribers are made up f individual investors from cities and rural communities. The city of Omaha has furnished the largest subscriptions over any other city of the district, while in the coun try dictricts Clay county, Nebraska, with subscribers in Fairfield, Clay Center, Spring Ranch and the ad joining territory ranks highest thus far. Among the recent subscribers to the Continued on Ps fteran, Column Sereu.) Russians Abandon Kalusz, but Hold Crossing of River Petrograd, July 17. The war office announces that Russian troops have abandoned Kalusz in eastern Galicia, but have secured the crossing of the Lomnica river. The Russians, drove the enemy from the village of No vica. Berlin, July 17. (Via London.) Russian forces which recently cap ture4 the Galician town of Kalusz, the headquarters ofthe Austro-Ger-man army, evacuated that town yes terday, according to the official state ment issued today by the German army headquarters staff. The statement says that Rhineland regiments captured the woodlands to the north of Kalusz. As the Germans were approaching from the west the Russians evacuated the town and re treated to the southern bank of the River Lomnica. Y. W. C. A. Ushers to Do ' War Welfare Work in France Washington. July-17. Formal ao- plication has been made to the war department Dy me loung women s Christian association for permission to send an organization of women to France for welfare work among the soldiers similar to activities of the Young Men's Christian association, Stewart Reappointed U. S. ' Attorney for South Dakota Washington, July 17. Nominations for reappointment were sent to the senate by President Wilson today as follows: v 1 Robert P. Stewart of Deadwood, United States attnorney for district of South Dakota. MAJORITY BLOC WILL PRESENT ITS ULTIMATUM TO DR. MICHAELIS AT INITIAL APPEARANCE THURSDAY Reichstag Will . Demand That New German Chancellor Accept Its Peace Terms Declaration In Principle Before It Will Agree to Co-operate With Him; Progress of the War. (By Associated Fress.) Notwithstanding the change in the German chancellorship and before any declaration of policy has been made by the new occupant of the post, Dr. George Michaelis, the Reichstag re volt against existing conditions appears to be going on un checked. The majority in favor of a declaration of peace terms it is declared, will present their resolution on Thursday, the day AUSTRIA LONGS FOR PEACE UPON BASISJFJUSTICE Premier Says Empire is Fight ing for Rights of All Peoples to Decide Own Inter national Destiny. , Vienna, July 17. (Via London.) Austria-Hungary's ideas on peace we're made-known to the constitu tional committee of the Rcichsrat in an address by the premier, Dr. von Seydlcr. After referring to the unbreakable unity between Austria and its allies Dr. vott Seydler -declared Parlia ment would work tor , "the srm for which Austriajs fightingnamely, the unassailable,' sacred right of its peo ples to decide for k themselves their international destiny, - . "'," ' Longs for Just Peace.'- v This- task, at. the name time, will be a lonff stride in the direction of an honorable peace, which we desire to create on the basis of justice, mod eration and conciliation the firm unity of all civilized peoples and their, uni form endeavor to abolish those cir cumstances which brought about the world (war. We are longing for this peace. Until then we are determined to hold on in firm co-operation be tween front and homeland." Dr. von Seydler referred to the use lessness o all past efforts to carry out the principle of equal rights of all nationalities laid down in the con stitution.' This, he said, was the cause of the politicaj troubles whish made Austria appear sick, a state which, however, every clear-minded person knew to be untrue. All peoples of Austria were united externally and internally by a common tie, by lovf of the dynasty and the uniformity of all vital interests. The premier said the constitution did not contain provisions necessi tated by the peculiarities of a state composed of various nationalities. The problem, he continued, was to carry out such reforms as would enable these nationalities to live together harmoniously, demonstrating that in Austria there was no oppressed peo ple, no desire tor oppression and that the right of self-government would be assured to every nationality within the state. Enemy countries would thus be de prived ot a pretext for interfering in Austrian affairs and at the same time there would be established a secure basis for prosperous development and a peaceful future. Lower House Adjourns. The lower house has adjourned in definitely. The president in conclud ing his speech said; We again have freed the way for constitutional life. We have strengthened the assured position of the house. May it have strength to fulfill the great task of re building the empire." Woman Accidentally , Killed by Daughter Sioux Falls, S. D., July ' 17. (Spe cial.) Mrs. George Dillon, a promi nent woman of Colome, was acciden ally killed by her 12-year-old daugh ter, while the latter was playing with a loaded revolver. The mother was holding a baby in her lap when the 12-year-old daughter picked up her father's revolver, which -had been left under a pillow. She thoughtlessly pointed the weapon at her mother, and at that instant he revolver was discharged, the bullet striking the. mother in the arm, passing through the heart and coming out on the other side. She died instantly. Mrs. Dillon . and her husband formerly lived near Burke and were very well known in the Rosebud country. Canners Asked to Hold Part of Output for U. S. Washington, July 17. To insure an adequate supply of canned goods for the army and navy, the defense coun cil's supply -committee today asked all the country canners to reserve 12 per cent of each canner' pack of peas, 12 per cent of corn, 18 per cent of tomatoes and 6 per cent of salmon. These percentages ate based upon the canners entire pack, not on his un sold surplus. The request affects fully 2,500 canners in eighteen states. The canners already have agreed to accept a. fair and just price to be established by the government, ' ; ;' k - ;w : ' the new chancellor is scheduled to I speak, and will demand that' he ac I cent the declaration in principle be fore they agree to co-operate witrt him. SLAVS ARE ADVANCING. The Russian armies are continuing their vigorous offensive in eastern Ga licia and other groups of the empire's vast forces are 'apparently ready to spring into activity at various points along the 800-mile front. Everything appears to be running smoothly with the military machh.:, or at least it seems in far more ef fective shape than even the rosiest forecasts indicated. Meanwhile Rus sian governmental affairs, which .p peared to have been doinj,' well for some time past, are again ruffled with a cabinet disagreement. Four Russ Ministers Resign. Four ministers, including Finance Minister Shingaroff, have resigned be cause of objections to the policy de cided upon by the other ministers re garding affairs in the Ukraine, which,i like Finland, has desires for an in dependent government A meeting of the council of ministers has been called to solve the crisis and it is hoped the Resignations will be with drawn'.. '.,-,;.;.'.,. Coincidentally come reports of dis orders in Petrograd instigated by the radical faction of the social-democratic ' party as a .' demonstration against the government. Rival parties of demonstrators appear ,to have fired on each other during a panic brought about by a few stray shots and a num ber of persons were killed, or wounded. Quiet was soon restored. Reichstag Prepares Ultimatum. Copenhagen. July ' 17. A dispatch from , Berlin say the majority bloc plans to present peace terms in a res olution to the Reichstag Thursday and to demand from Dr. Michaelis a 'statement that he accept it in prin ciple, otherwise co-operation is im possible. Meanwhile the execution of this plan depends upon the ex tent to which the bloc holds to gether. , Chancellor Michaelis is described as working night and day on his pro gram, speech and the selection of new material for the Prussian imperial administration. The Lokat Anzeigrr says the changes have been completed and the new chancellor. will appear in the. Reichstag accompanied by all his new colleagues. The Tageblatt says Herr Michaelis is reticent on his policy. The Reich stag is expected to adjourn Friday until September, first voting the war credits almost unanimously. Foreign Office Still Open. The selection of a successor to For eign Secretary Zimmermann was still unsettled yesterday. Pressure was be ing brought from two directions to block, first the proposed nomination of Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, the German minister at Copenhagen, and to substitute Admiral Von Hintze, minister to Norway, or Count von Bernstorff, former ambassador to Washington. The present minister to Christiana is greatly desired by pan Germans and advocates of a super vigorous policy, not only on account (Continued on Put Two, Column Two.) Britons Given Permit to Wear U. S. Decorations London, July 17. King George to day approved the granting of per mission to officers and men of the British forces to wear on their uni forms decorations and ribands given by. the United States for service. Sixty-one per cent of the first unit of the American legion in the Ca nadian army hold American decora tions or ribands for service in the Spanish war or in the Boxer uprising. Many of the men in the later' units also have decorations. . - The Real Proof The Omaha Bee Gained 807 Paid Want-Ads in June, 191f. Our chief competitor Jofit 1001 : Just one answer Results.