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U.S. MEAT SUPPLY
Food Administration Says Meat
Producing Animals De
creasing at an Alarm
Washington, Aug. 20. The problem
of supplying the allies with meat has
devolved mainly on the United States
and daily the burden is growing more
onerous, according to a statement is
sued by .the food administration today.
War time demands have been so great
that Europe has been making alarm
ing: inroads on its herds, with a conse
qnent reduction in its domestic sup
ply. Since the war started there has
been a total decrease of 115,005.000 in
he world's supply of meat producing
animals,. Cattle increased 7,090,000 in
the United States, while the total
world decrease was 28,080.000. Sheep
decreased 3,000,000 in this country,
while the world supply was dimin
ished 'by 54,500,00. Hogs increased
6.275.000 in America, but the general
supplv decreased 32,425,000.
lj.ig the year ending June ,10,
1915, America exported 1.339,193.000
pdunds of meat as compared with a
three-year ante bcllum average of
,'493.848.000 pounds. These exports
jwent chiefly to the allies, whose cap
ital stock of animals has decreased
ti . i
Drop Bombs on Germans
' i'aris, Aug. ,20. The LaFayttte
squvlron, composed of American
aviators, played its part in the French
air raids reported in the official com
munication on Saturday, when it was
announced that 28,000 pounds of
bombs and explosives had beeu drop
ped on German military establish
ments, railroad stations and encamp
ments. Corporal Harold Willis of Bos
ton, a member of the squadron, has
not returned from the raid, which re
sulted in a number of aerial fights
'with the Germans.
f Lieutenant Raoul Lufbery of Wal
lingford, Conn.; Adjutant Didied Mas
Sson. of San Francisco, Dudley Hill of
jreekskill. N. Y. and W. A. Courtney
Campbelt, jr., of Kenilworth, III.) par
ticipated in the raid. Campbell,' wlio
two months ago lost one whole wing
of his machine in mid-air and yet
managed to return to his own lines
safely, was again the victim of a pe
culiar accident. Just as the bombing
party reached the home field, a
heavy bombing machine balked and
landed squarely on top of his light
chasing machine. He saw the danger
in .time and scrambled out to safety.
His plane was cut squarely in two. .
Two Omaha Women
Adopt Soldier Boys
Going to the Front
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I little preferences and put in things
inai wouta piease mem. i ,
"Mrs. Fuller has so, many splendid
idcr.s for this work.- Here is one of
"I have a number of old bachelor
friends," she said. "My plan is to
just bombard those gentlemen till my
boys and a lot of. others get wrist
watches. .There is nothing the soldier
boy today Joyes as a nice wrist watch,
and I do wish I could give one to
every boy in 'my company.1 "
he has entered a, quiet, but none
the less effectual campaign among her
immediate friends to have more boys
adopted." v ...
Anyone wishing to adopt one s6l-
dier or s dozen can go about it as
she did. Just get in touch with the
captain or lieutenants of any of the
, companies at the armory, the Audi
torium, at Fort Crook or Fort
Omaha.. . ' . .
And any.' good-hearted bachelor
, this is a "Bachelors' club" affair, if you
please, who has the price of a nice
wrist watch' in his pocket, can make
some lad as happy as it is possible
to be in this world below, by sending
one. to some homeless young soldier.
There are lots of boys without "dads"
to help them out, you know, 'in the
Nebraska ranks. y.
.SECTOR ON MEUSE
(Continued Front fig One.)
which swings about Lens in semi-circular
The eastern exits from the city are
now subjected "to a constant and hr
rassing fire of the artillery and ma
chine guns. This makes difficult the
bringing up of provisions and ammu
nition. v - i "' y i V'
At 2 o'clock this morning a French
raid on the enemy's front northwest
. of Avion resulted iu heavy fighting, i.t
which a considerable number of the
enemy were killed in hand to hand
fighting. . i
. . -German Success in East.
Berlin. Aue. 20. Forces of the cen-
' tral, powers, have driven back the
Roumanians on both sides of the
Oituz-. valley and in the drection of
the Trotus valley, it was officially an
nounced today by the German war office-
." . .
Irtlhe Oitu valley the Austro-Ger-Mnans
took 1,500 prisoners and . cap
tured thirty machine sruns. Stubborn
battles" developed at the Marasechti
station, on the sereth nver, the Teu
tons capturing more than 2,200 pris
oner. Mutinous Russians
;" Kill New Commander
Petrograd, Aug. 20. A report has
been received hv Prmv Kfr.mU
according. to the Novoe Vremya, of
the killing by soldiers of General
r-urgasotr, a veteran othcer, who had
Deen m active service since the be
ginning of the war. A certain com-
nanv of soldterl. the nanrr tc r
fused to recognize newly-appointed
commanaer, wnereopon (jenerai fur
easoflP .ordered the rnmnanv Hit
banfled and the leaders of the munity
Tie ' mutineers 'thm mirrmmdr
General Pumtaff anit hr him in
death with" the butts of their rifles
before help arrived.? -
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
IN AVIATION CORPS
Have Come Home on Furlough
and Will Report to Vari
ous Ground Schools , ,
in Short Time.
Fort Snelling, Minn., Aug. 20.
Xames of eighty students of the first
officers' training camp at Fort Snell
ing who have enlisted in the reserve
corps of the aviation section are an
nounced today. All the students
have been furloughed home and will
be notified to report at the various
ground schools for aviation training
as soon as vacancies exist. These
students have enlisted with the un
derstanding they are to be discharged
ata the close of the aviation training
period in case they do not receive
The list of enlisted Nebraska and
Iowa men in the aviation section from
Snelling camp follows:
Paul A. Burke.
Elmer B. Campbell,
Victor D. Caldwell.
Freeman B. Kirkendall,
Leland W. Miller.
Waldo E. Shillinaton.
Winfitld S. Breeze, Lincoln; Wil
liam H. Bell, York, Neb.; LeRoy
F. Baughn, Lincoln; Hugo W. Botte-
rer, Iowa City; McKmley F. "Clark,
.incoln, Walter W. Carvcth. Lincoln;
Paul J. Calder, Cedar Rapids; Marcus
G. Dubel, Sioux City; Clifford Fergu
son, Victor, la.; Ulysses S. Gray, Lin
coln; Thomas A. Gardner, Ottumwa,
la.; Bernard R. Glatts, Iowa City;
Henry K. Huber, Tipton, la.; George
G. Holmes, West Liberty, la.; Ken
neth G. Hecht, Plainvlew, Neb.;
Harry L. Hubbel, Lincoln; Allison F.
Johnson, Sioux City; Harold C. Kel
ley, Lincoln; Carl R. Lesher, Grand
Island, Neb.; Jack Y. Longstreet, Red
Oak, la.; Carl H. Myers, Harlan,
Neb.; Fred II. Meinzer, Iowa City;
Albert Muir, Ames, la.; Milton R.
Selzer, Lincoln; Leo C. Watson, Des
Moines, la.; Paul K. Williams, Lin
coln; Edgar B. Williams, Cedar
Rapids, la.; Hugh V. Williams, Lin
coln: Stephen P. Walker. Sioux City;
Edward M. Weaver, Columbus, Neb.)
Get Another Chance.
The names of 155 students of the
first officers' trailing camp who have
been recommended for further train
ing at the second officers' training
camp, opening at Fort Snelling
August 27, were announced today.
Foil lowing are lowans and Nebraskans
in the list:
ifohn C. McArthur.
Robert E. McGueggan.
-Morton Wakeley. ,
Hoadley H. Stuart.
Fred C. Win slip. , !
Walter C. Ayers, Humboldt, Neb.;
Jamts C. Addison, Nevada, la.; Floyd
S. Bump, Waterloo, la.; N. Brown,
Lincoln; Paul A. Burke. Omaha; Le
roy Cook, Hastings, Neb.; Henry W.
Chittendon, jr., Burlington. Ia.; John
L. Champe, Friend, Neb.; William C.
Cull, Oakland, Neb.; Shannon B.
Charleton, Rolfe, Ia.; . Edmund P.
Chase, Des Moines; John L. Caley,
Sterling, Neb,; Paul H. Caswell, Iowa.
City, la.; David A. Dancer, Lamoni'
la.; Archie H. Davis, Lincoln; Eu
gene h. Dinsmore, Lincoln; Howard
L. Edmonhon. Perry. Ia.; Harry L.
Gross.. Des Molness Charles A. Gor
gas, Omaha; Arthur R. Gotwick,
Ulysses, Neb.; Harold C. Hatfield,
Gilmore City, Ia.; Harold J. Hartman,
Belleplainc, Ia.; Henry B. Hart,
Byron K. Kinsbury. Sioux City;
Carl F. Kuehnle, Dcnison, Ia.;
Harry K. Leedham, Mount Pleasant,
Ia.; Roger T. Leavitt, Cedar Falb,
Ia.; Warren L. Langwith, Davenport;
Charles W. Loufek,i Cedar Rapids;
Robbins Micklc, Crete, Neb.; Oliver
Murray, Davenport; Albert Muir,
Perry, Ia.; Wayne A. Montgomery,
Lincoln; Harold L. Montgomery,
Council Bluffs; Robert J. Mathews.
Scottsbluffs, Neb.; Dewitt D. Need-
ham, Bristot, Ia.: John K. P Brian,
Liberty. Neb.; Delbert C. Oxley,
York, Neb.; Carl H. Peterson, Neiigh,
Neb.; Koss 1. Kemer, Unna, la.;
Leonard W. Reynolds, Lincoln; Wal
ter R. Raecke, Central City. Neb.;
Robert M. Rogers. Cedar Raoids. Ia.!
John S. Robinson, Red Oak; Riley
Mem, Hastings, eb.; 1 nomas R.
Schavlaiul, Lincoln, Neb.; George W.
Steinleyed, Beatrice, Neb.; Harry W.
Schultz, Oskaloosa, Ia.; Alleyene N.
Thtirber, University Place; Neb.j John
G. Turner, Burlington, Ia.; Calvin J.
Webster, Lincoln; Irving J. Webber,
Neola. Ia.; Charles W. Walten, Du
FOR HALF HOUR
(Continued Item fas One.) V ' ' '
army. Vice-Consul Imal' and. Chan
Third Assistant Secretary of State
Lonsr and William Nye of the State
department are on the special train,
having gone from Washington to
greet the mission at San Francisco.
There are also several United States
armf officers. The train, consisting
of six cars, is supplied by the United
States government. Hugh Alius,
local federal secret service, man, went
out to North Platte and came in with
the special to Omaha.
Omaha Visit in Doubt
Regarding the visit to Omaha. Mr.
Naigai said that was still in doubt.
"It depends on what the state de
partment wishes us to do," he said.
"We are the guests of the nation. If
it is planned to eome to Omaha it
would not be until after September
28. ) We will probably take a steamer
the latter part of October from San
rrancisco or Seattle.
Mr. Naigai lived in - the United
States for a number of years.
"I always remembered Omaha," he
said with a laugh. "I went through
here about fifteen years ago and 1 got
Off the train and went in the station
to buy some post cards. And ' when
I was com i out I saw my trim dia
appearing down , the track, ,Wiih a
great rush I made after it and just
caugnt tne railing of the last car. So
Umana nas a place in my heart.
TbmS tnv : nnhlWTK'lll. TCfelfa
204 South Twelfth afreet. was fined 150
and costs, on the complaint of Earl
Fry. a. Hanover, 8. D. rancher, that she
piucxea mm ror: to Sunday night
one was Dooaea u a proauiuie.
UP-TO-THE-MINUTE WAR MAP Shows the terrific effect
of General Haig'a drive near Lens. The British have ad
vanced their lines along the entire front. The fighting
near Verdun has enabled the allied armies to make another
step that will force the Germans still further back.
, GERMAN SAILORS
Emperor, After Visit to Wil
helmshaven, Confident that
Flanders Sea Front Will
Amsterdam, Aug. 20. After his
viait to the German high sea fleet
at Wilhelmshaven, Emperor William
issued the following to the fleet:
"After having recently received an
announcement that a renewed heavy
attack of the enemy in an attempt to
break up our sea front in Flandfrs
had been successfully repelled, I have
today by a visit to my fleet and the
island fortress of Helgoland been en
abled to convince myself of the
strength and security of this front too.
I express my warm appreciation to
all the high sea forces on the water,
under water and in the air and to
the fortress of Helgoland for their un,
tiring, self-sacrificing and successful
labor, by means of which they have
kept firmly in view and attained this
aim. May the fleet remain conscious
that the confidence of myself and the
fatherland reposes firmly on it."
The emperor's visits is reported to
have been caused by the threat of
strikes at the Wilhelmshaven arsenal.
Disputed War ill
, Senate's Time
Washington, Aug. 20.The third
week of senate debate on the war tax
bill opened today, with the prospect
that passage would be delayed until
next week. Several more days' dis
cussion was promised the disputed
questions income, war profits, con
sumption and publishers' taxes.
Before the senate discussion began
today the finance committee met and
decided not to resort to cloture to ex?
pedite the bill. Senator La Follette's
speech in favor of increasing income
and war profit levies, planned for to
day, was postponed until tomorrow.
Instead, senator Jones ot .New Mex
ico spoke in support of his plan to
tax corporations' undistributed sur
plus. Iowa Troops Mobilize at
Capital; Going to France
' Webster Citv. Ia.. Aue. 20.
(Special.) A special train over
the Northwestern this morning car
ried the military details from Eagle
Grove, Webster Uty and Ames to
Des Moines to fill out the Third Iowa
regiment, which leaves jn a few days
for Long Island, where it will be en
trained for France. Hie train was in
command of Lieutenant Soderholm
of this city.
Aboard the train were thirty-tliree
men from Eagle Grove, forty-seven
from Ames and eighty-nine from
Webster City, the latter made up of
sisty-eight from Company C, thirteen
from the supply company and eight
from the headquarters company, all
three of which are located in this
A large crowd saw the men off and
the farewell was a teartul one, for
Corporal Lyman Weds;
, Back Again on Duty
Nelson, Neb., Aug. 20. (Special.)
Corporal Floyd A. Lyman of the Fifth
Nebraska, obtained leave of absence
from duty long enough to return here
and be married. He was married on
Sunday at Superior to Miss Jeanette
Collins of Superior. Corporal Lyman
returned Sunday evening to join his
company at Fort Crook.
Church Cornerstone Laid.
Holdrege, Neb.. Aug. 20. (Spe
cial.) The cornerstone of ! the new
Methodist church was laid Sunday aft
ernoon. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Darling,
the only local charter members of
the organization of April, 1884, were
The Hdlit food
for hot weather-
OMAHA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1917.
SCM.L or KtllS
MARE DP FURTHER
(Continued From Par One.)
to Omaha. The formal settlement of
the shortage was made in the office
of the then city treasurer, W. G. Ure.
At that time M. Westerfield protest
ed that the amount of the shortage as
settled represented to the best of his
knowledge and belief the extent of
his deficit. On behalf of Westerfield a
public accountant went over the
During his incumbency as treasurer
of the village of Dundee Mr. Wester
field was active in church affairs and
at this time he is teacher of a bible
class in the Dundee Presbyterian
church. He was active during the
Billy Sunday meetings.
The department of public accounts
and finance is not disposed to enter
any formal complaint against Mr.
Westerfield if he niakes good on his
promise to pay in the $2,500 this week.
Enrolling for Work
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 20. Enrolling
of the state's unemployed began to
day by circuit clerks "of counties and
this city. Every man without a
definite job must register, if he is be
tween 18 and 50 years of age. The
job will follow through the medium
of a federal employment agent.
The enrollment is mandatory under
the compulsory work law. Its pur
pose is to gather idlers so that they
can be assigned to some1 of the work
necessary for the nation's fighting
Retain Visits Pershing;
Confident of U. S. Troops
American Training Camp in France,
Aug. 20.--General Petain, commander-in-chief
of the French armies, yester
day visited Major General John J.
Pershing. After the visit General Pe
tain said he was much impressed and
convinced that the American troops
soon would become an excellent fieht-
ing force. General Pershing will pro
ceed to the front in several days.
Open Third Week of
Texas Impeachment Probe
Austin, Tex., Aug. 20. The third
week of the investigation of charges
against Governor James E. Ferguson
began today. Indications are that the
house, sitting as a committee of the
whole, will vote Friday or Saturday
on whether impeachment charges
shall be presented. The governor was
on the stand again today.
Two Plead Guilty to
' Selling Exemptions
New York, Aug. 20. Dr. S. J.
Bernfeld and Louis I. Cherey, indicted
members of exemption board No. 99,
today entered pleas of guilty to a
charge of conspiracy to obstruct the
draft law as they were about to be
placed on trial.
They were sentenced to two years
each in the federal penitentiary at
T.AX-FOS An Improved Caooara
A dtgtstlva liquid laxatlv. cathartic and
liver tonic. Combine strength with ptlitable
aromatic, teste. Does no grip or disturb
tomerh, S0c Advf rtleemet.
Thee trunks em-'
tody the beet fee-
turea of trunk
cluding padded in
side, vhica pre
vent tat nearer
keep clothe fro
t wrinkle! all cloth In f is 'ready to
wear at the end of the trip. .
Omaha's Bast Baggage Builders
1 ' 1803 FARNAM ST. .
We Uki Small Repair Jobi. 1
j Absolutely Removes
proves it 25cat all droggisfoj
REVAMP OF PAVING
President of Commercial Club
Reports to City Council on
Investigation of Paving
v . Conditions.
I "Thousands of dollars rntiM he
saved every year if the city paving
department would revamp the as
phalt surfaces," stated Randall K.
Brown, president of the Confmercial
club, addressing the city council in
vestigation of . paving conditions in
Mr. Brown referred to Sixteenth
street, from Douglas to Cuming
streets, as an instance of the possibili
ties of the new revamping process
which is being tried out by the street
He recommended that the city
maintain a fund for revamping pav
ing. . . .... .
"Where large trucks wear out the
surfaces, it. is; not; fair to call upon
the abutting property owners every
ten or twelve years to relay these
pavements. I wish to call attention
of the commissioners to the careless
system which has been , in vogue in
connection with replacing cuts made
fn the pavements," added Mr. Brown.
"In some instances these cuts are
filled in and the pavement is not re
stored for several months, the result
being that water seeps in and weakens
a large area of the pavement beyond
Need Home Rule Charter.
"We are in need of a home rule
charter, so that we may make our
laws and local regulations according
to the needs of the occasion. We have
the heavy truck problem which is
comparatively new and presents new
conditions. As for the street cuts, I
maintain that these cuts should be
restored promptly and properly un
der supervision of the city.
Mayor Dahlman directed attention
to cuts made by the Metropolitan
water department: "The water depart
ment cuts cause most of the trouble.
We have many complaints against
THOMPSON BELDEN &CO.
Go Men's Shirts
Manhattan, Eagle and Ar
row makes; French and
stiff cuff styles; good pat
terns; reliable fabrics.
$1.75 Shirts, $1.35
$2.25 Shirts, $1.65
$2.50 Shirts, $1.85
$3.50 Shirts, $2.85
$4.00 Shirts, $3.15
$5.00 Shirts, $3.85
$6.00 Shirts, $4.95
$7.50 Shirts, $6.00
The Men' Shop.
To the left
I you enter.
A Full Assortment
of Knitting Yarns
The much-in-demand Khaki shade
is here, besides scores of other
colors that are used in making
sweaters and other knitted arti
cles. Knitting pins in all sizes.
Competent instruction in knit
ting without charge.
Economy and Power, Endurance apd Reliability
Are Qualities of Briscoe X
ttt Briscoe is powerful, but alone will not make a car 'suited
in all respects to the people. Briscoe is economical, but
Ji economy alone will not make a car desirable in every way
for the people's use. But when these two. elementary quali
ties power and economy: are combined with reliability, en
durance and ease of operation, they make a car valuable in
every clime and for all people. The car of a half million dol
. lar motorthe Briscoe achieved its success when it increased
its power 40 per cent, and when under test made more mileage
to a gallon of gasoline than any car sold today under $1,000.
FOSMOER BROS. &
the water department on this score.
They don't replace the cuts properly."
Assistant City Attorney L. J. Te
Poel explained that the water depart
ment, by law, enjoys a right-of-way
on the streets and may make cuts
without asking for permits. It is pro
posed, however, to make the water de
partment amenable to the city or
dinances requiring proper replace
ment of street cuts.
City Commissioner Parks renewed
his recommendation that heavier bases
be laid hereafter. He said he had a
list of streets where pavements are
breaking on account of heavy loads
and weak bases
One Man May Be Coal
. Administrator for U. S.
Washington, Aug. 20. Plans for
appointing a coal administration were
taken up today by President Wilson
with the federal, trade commission.
The president,' it was understood,
favors appointing one men instead of
a committee of three, as asked by
mine owners and workers. There was
talk today of the selection of Chair
man Lovett of the Union Pacific sys
tem for the important place, but an
opinion prevailed that he might not
undertake it in addition to his work
as head of the , prioirty shipment
Edison Confers With
' President and Daniels
Washington, Aug. 20. Thomas A.
Edison conferred with Secretary Dan
iels today and later went to the White
House. It was his first visit to the
president since the declaration of war.
It is well known that the great in
venor has been giving jnuch atten
tion to anti-submarine devices, but
Secretary Daniels said today that was
a subject which he could not discuss.
Kentucky Board Members
Held for Draft Conspiracy
Louisville. Ky., Aug. 20. Sheriff
iames T. Taylor, a member of the
.ogan county exemption board, and
J. W. Edward, county judge, were ar
rested here today by a deputy United
States marshal on the charge of con
spiring to violate provisions of the
selective draft law.
The Fur Store
of Correct Fashion
in New Furt
Short-Haired Furs -will be
favored for Fall and Coats
are particularly good.
Prices are as low as consist
ent with, the qualities
Motor Coats of Muskrat
are $85 to $315.
The Blouse Shop
Late arrivals and first-time show
ings Tuesday of exquisite Hand
Made Blouses for Autumn. They
will appeal to women who de
sire a really exclusive blouse
$15, $25 and $35.
In addition to economy and power, the Briscoe is simpli
fied in its operation so that its performance is beautiful
and has become with women a great favorite.
iT We have received a large shipment of all models of Bris
vL coe and are making deliveries as fast as we can in our
2J territory. Our proposition to dealers is liberal, and we are
sputtinsr on throughout our territory a live advertising cam
paign; telling our people what the Briscoe is and how desir
able it js as a car of the people.
We have open territory and are making
right along of wide-awake men to assist
of our cars.
ALLEGED FORGER IS
TRAPPED BY POLICE
Checks Signed , by Dead Man
Lead to Arrest of a Boy
Forger Preparing to ,
Leave for St. Joseph.
Izry Fursht, 21 years old, was ar
rested SaturBay charged with forgery
of worthless checks aggregating over
Fursht has cashed as high as fifteen
checks, it is believed, seven of which
have already been turned in to the po
lice. The worthless papers were
cashed at 'Drexel's Shoe company,
Hayden Brothers, Nebraska Clothing
company, Brandeis, Burgess'ash and
Benson & Thorne.
Officer O. A. Tagal, house detective
of the Burgess-Nash company made
the arrest. v The case was continued
until Tuesday, when it will be tried in
The checks were made out on the
Ornaha Plating company and the
forged signature of Louis $lavin, for
merly president of the company was
stamped on each. Louis Slavin died
last Thursday. I
Makes Good Attempt.
The checks were declared by the po
lice to be of an exceptionally good
forgery attempt. Fursht, who always
made small purchases when cashing
the checks, sold some of the mer
chandise to strangers. Much of the
boughten goods and some -money was
Fursht was in the act of leaving the
city for St. Joseph when halted by Of
ficer. Tagal, at Fifteenth and Dodge
streets. He attempted to effect an
escape, but was unsuccessful.
The checjs were made payable to
Sam Weinstein. which will form the
basis of prosecution, inasmuch as un
der the law it is impossible to prose
cute for the forgery of a dead man's
name. Warrants were sworn out by
D. J. Eltredge, superintenden for Ben
son & Thorne company, and by Of
Featuring smart styles for
the Autumn season. Attrac
tive models that are moder
ately priced have been ar
riving every day from the
feast. Both trimmed and un
trimmed styles, tailored and
$2.50 to $4.95
Two PJcasing Styles
Lisle Union Suits Low neck, no
sleeves, fitted or wide knees; all
sizes (Merode make). $1.
Silk Top Union Suits A fine
lisle garment with tops of excel
lent quality silk. $1.75. Extra
us in the dis
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