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First Year's War Cost to United States May Reach
: Twenty-One Billions; May. Authori
Sayings Certificates to Be Sold at Postoffice in Small De
nominations With Limited Number to Individuals
Takes Previously Authorized Amounts From
' Alaskan Railway and Panama Canal.
(By AtMctated Fret.)
Washington, Aug. 28. Passage by Saturday night of the
$11,538,000,000 war bond and certificate bill, now before the
ways, and means committee, was predicted on the house floor
today by Democratic Leader Kitchin.
Every effort would be made, he said, to report the bill
Thursday, and a day or two would be devoted to debate. The
,! house adjourned until Thursday with the intention of taking up
the measure upon reconvening
4 iwo Dliuon aoiiars jriay dc auucu
; lo the .total of bonds to be authorized
at the present session of congress,
; making a total of approximately $21,-
XX),000,000 available to the govern
ment during the fiscal year ending
; June 30, 1918.
Jast -night that estimates submitted to
him by the Treasury department
made it appear that the additional
authorization probably would be st-
. cured. Secretary McAdoo will be
asked ' to explain the situation when
he appears before the ways and f
means committee tomorrow to di$-
cuss the forthcoming administration
i 411,538,945,460, b5hd. and . certificate
bill. "
' Two Billion Margin.
I ' Present indications, according "to"
Mr. Kitchin; are that $19,000,000,000
i will meet the expenses of the fiscal
rear, but it is thought best to have t
' $2,000,000,000 margin for emergen
cies. . . ' ' . " ' '
' "It now seems probable," he 'said,
.. "that the total amount of money
needed for the fiscal year will be
.' about $19,000,000,000. This estimate
J covers about $7,000,000,000 for loans
to the allies, $3,000,000,000 of which
? already has. been provided; $1,300,
i 600,000 for current expenses, exclu
sive of, war, leaving about $10,000,000,
i 000 for war expenses. Included in the
. war estimate is $176,000,000 for the
new insurance bill and J$ 1,000,000,000
" ior the shinning board."
1 , The' $21,000,000,000 Would fce raised
i is follaws: .,"'."..' :
I Bonds for allied loans, $7,000,000,.
i 000; pending revenue bill $3,000,000..
1 000; war certifica,:s, $4,000,000,000;
' bods" for domestic purposes already
authorised,, $2,000,000,000; proposed
-new bonds, $2,000,000,000; war sav
ings certificates, $2,000,000,000; and
regular revenue $1,300,000,000.
Approximately $11,000,000,000 of
the foregoing amouts are included in
the bonds and certificates bill which
the ways and means commitee today
began to consider. The bill would
authorize $7,000,000,000 for allied
loans; $3,000,000,000 to be used in re
funding Sti per cent bonds already
authomedrROWj000 in war cer
tificatea and $2,000,000,000 in war sav.
iiijs certificates. It also contains a
reauthorization provision for $2,000,.
iXtO.OOO in war certificates and would
provide for takinc over other previ
ously authorized bonds in the follow
ing amounts; i .
Panama -canal, $225,000,000; Inaval
cotstruction, $150,0f ),000; Mexican
border control. Danish West Indies i
add Alaskan railway, $100,000,000 and
Iper cent Panama canal bonds issued
w 1916, $63,945,460 !
No attempt will be made, Mr,
Kitchin believes, to add the newly
suggested $2,000,000,000 issue to the
hill now before the committee. It
will come in as a separate measure,
it' at all. i ,
A brief meeting of the committee
today to consider, the bill made It
obvious that hopes of leaders' to pass
thi measure on. vfednesday could not
be realized.. An insistent demand for
the free discission on the floor
created dottbt . if the hill could
be .pat.seoVNbefc.rei the end, .of this
week at the earliest. , v.-..,.
Several tnjeibert Indicated today
that they would oppose Secretary
McAdoo s plan of taxing the bonds.
There was no indication, however, of
opposition to the general terms of the
bill and both democratic and repub
lican committeemen are expected to
support it once it reaches the floor.
Opponents of the e:retary'a plan,
which would make the bcnids subject
to supertaxes, war profits and. excess
profits taxes, vary in thei views,
ome favoring no taxes and others
the, application of the straight income
tax levy. '
The proposal to create a definite
bond issuance policy during consid
eration of the present bill was barely
touched upc today. Representative
' Hull of Tennessee suggested his plan
of, making the bonds subject to termi
nation at the dis..ction of the secre
, tary after a brief period of possibly
lire years. He also plans to suggest
abandoning the convertibility feature
on all bonds drawing more than 4
per cent " ,
Certificates In Lew Denominations.
Reoorts that the war Savings cer
tificates, in tended primarily as a poor
man's Investment, would be issued in
denominations as low as $1 and be
placed on sale at all postoffices
aroused interest. Details of dispos
ing of these certificates would be left
hv the bill to Secretary McAdoo. save
hat ainsrle sales to one person would
be limited to $100 and; total sales to
an individual to $1,000. The amount
of interest to be borne by these cer.
ificates ea well as by the war cer
tificatea also would be left to the sec
retary. Both liable under
the bill to the same taxes as the
' Vw nmlwtf fe!ar ; fn reoortinz the
bill caused Mr. Kitchin to change his
dans resrardinsr the. resumption of
regular aessions of the house. It wii:
meet each day until the bill is re
ported, but will transact no important
French and British Officers to
Act as Advisers to Com
manders at the Train-
"I! ing Camps.. v
Washington, Aug. 28.A group of
British or French army officers, spe
cialists in various details of trench
warfare, will be attached to National
Guard and national army camps un
der plans .worked out by the War de
partment to expedite training of
troops for special conditions they will
meet at the front.
French and British governments
have been tasked to detail officers and
probably-; eight or ten will be as
signed to' each of the , thirty-two
camps. ' . .
The foreign officers will not come in
direct (touch with the American
troops. The training will be .done en
tirely by the American officers of the
companies, regiments or brigades, but
the American officers will have the
opportunity, of consulting with their
foreign associates, who have had arc
tual experience at the front with con
aa4vssii KUo auu vwwi unratuiK
mnvmPn f ftfntrv ,,nit. in .t"
tack or on defensive r
There will be men who have learned
under fire the lessons of maintaining
telegraph or telephone communica
tion; others whose specialty has been
the co-ordination of airplane obser
vition with the movements of the in
fantry: others who have been highly
trained in observation balloon work
and so on through the list of highly
specialized military subjects that have
been developed in three years of
trench warfare. ...
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(Continued fram Tt On.)
was returning, he heard Mrs. LeVan,
from in front of her mother's' home,
calling his wife. Mrs. LeVan said
her mother was dead. "
Running to the house. Stemle found
tlie rooms dark. Entering. the front
door, he lighted the lamp and, on the
bed in a room on the first floor,
found the body of Mrs. Anderson. It
was in nightclothes that were slightly
aisarrangea. Jt was lying across the
bed with one of the feet hanging over
the edge. He made an examination
of the wounds and found them as de
scribed by Dr, McClcheghan. There
was blood spattered over the wall
and over a windowjf the room. He
told Mrs. LeVan that her mother had
oeen murdered.
Jolice Were Notified.
Stemle notified the oolice and
called Dr. Wearne. He was present
when the police arrived and when a
search of the house was made. That
search resulted in the finding of a
pair of small .scissors in the bed on
which' Mrs. Anderson was lying and
a letter written in German under her
pillow. The letter was a sort of a
religious exhortation, was without
date and unsigned.
Mrs. treda Stemle was home all
Saturday and did not see anv stunn
ers or suspicious characters in the
neighborhood. All that she knew con
cerning the murder was that Saturday
night, about 9 o'clock, she heard Mrs.
Mary JMynn calling "Freda," and at
the same instant Sirs. LeVan came
running toward her, crying "Mother
is dead." .
Mrs. Mary Flvnn. residine at 4248
Corby street, 300 feet west of the An
derson house, had been at a oicnic
and returned at 8:30 in the evening.
f.lmost immediately after reaching
er home, Mrs. LeVan ran to her
house.- screaming, "My-mother is
Detective Finds Knife. '
Going to the Anderson house; which
wis -dark, 'she entered, went to the
kitchen, lighted a lamp and then oro
ceeded to the bed room, where lying
on tne oca sne saw the body ot Mrs.
v. -
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lt Paul kamausw
From corporat to second lieutenant
is the jump made by Lieutenant Paul
Kamansky, of the machine gun com
pany of. the "Fighting Fourth" since
July. Lieutenant Kamansky is one of
the youngest officers in the Fourth,
but one of the most promising. He is
I Creighton student and a well-known
athlete, foot ball being his specialty.
called to the Anderson home. He
reached there at about 9:40 o'clock.
He found Mrs. Anderson lying on the
bed, her throat cut and clothing sat
urated with blood. He made inquiry
of the neighbors and was told that
so far as they knew, there had been
no strangers around the premises dur
ing the afternoon, or evening.
In a closet in the bed room, he
found a carving knife with a blade
ten inches long. It was clean and
there was nothing to indicate that it
had been -used recently. ....
While at the house, in talking with
Mrs. LeVan, the nume of Swan An
derson, a stepson, was mentioned
She thought that he might have been
implicated in the commission of the
murder, but there was nothing to ra
dicate that he knew anything about
it, the detective said.
Daughter Finds Body.
Mrs. Lena Le Van, who had made
her home with her mother, Mrs. An
derson, told the story of the events
f Saturday Shi said she was around
the house untiP about 6:30 o'clock.
At that hour her mother gave her
some money and she went to buy
some groceries, ' and then to Thir
tieth and Maple streets, where she
got some hi her clothes, and' after
ward, boarding a car, went to Twenty-fourth
and Cuming streets. Mak
ince lier purchases, she started home
and reached there about 8:45 o'clock.
. , . . -JJa:-, .
the doors in the same condition as
rrTht front door
was locked and the kitchen unlocked,
the screen door closed. Entering the
house, which was dark, sue called
"Mother." There was no "response
and, lighting a lamp, .went" into the
bed room, found her mother on the
bed, dead. She ran out and called
to Mr. Flynn, who with other neigh
bors caine to the house. i
Shortly i afterwafB Mrs., Le Van
tried to reach her step-brother, Swan
Anderson, by telephone at his rooms
in the vicinity of Sixteenth and Burt
streets, but there was no response to
the call.
Mrs. Le Vail identified the carving
knife and testified that it was, the
custom of her mother to keep it, in
the closet jn the bedroom.
Relative to financial matters, ;Mrs.
Le Van .testified that her mother had
$680 on deposit with a building and
loan company. Some time ago she
drew $119.50, and of this, after her
death, $85 in gold. and bills was found
in an old stocking in the attic, a se
cret place where money that was in
the house was kept. ' In a box in the
bed room there was $6. Mrs. Ander
son owned her home, which had been
deeded to her by a former husband.
Catholics Acclaim Peace
Note, but Support War Plans
' ' Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 28. Reso
lutions "acclaiming" the peace tro-
nosal of Pone Benedict and pledging
all Catholics of this country to the
war program of the United States,
but containing no clause urging ac
ceotance bv the American govern
ment of the oaDal auiraestions. were
rebutted favorably today by the reso
lutions committee ot tne American
FederatiCn of Catholic Societies.
They will be presented to the an
nual convention, now in session, later
in the day with the belief of leaders
that they will be accepted by a large
Marine Officer Killed in
Motorcycle Crash In France
New York, Aug. 28. Word of the
first casualty to an officer in Gen
eral Pershing's forces in France was
received- today by the marine corps
in a cablegram announcing the death
in a motorcycle accident of Second
Lieutenant Frederick Wahlstrom of
the marine corps.
n , Obituary i Notice
yean old. for twenty-live yean a resi
dent of Wymore, died yeeterday of
paralyaia. He' is survived by a widow
and four children.
Slav General Tells Moscow Con
ference of Terrible Evils
Encountered at the
Moscow, Aug. 28. The second
general sitting of the national confer
ence was held todav. General Kor-
niloff, the commander-in-chief, en
tered the hail in company with Pre
mier Kcrensky. His appearance was
the signal for prolonged cheers.
Premier Kerensky then introduced
General Korniloff, saying the govern
ment Had thought it necessary to in
vite the commander-in-chief to lay
before the conference the situation
at the front and in the army.
General Kornilofjf said the death
penalty, restoration of which he had
asked, together with other measures,
constitutes only a small part of what
was necessary in art army stricken
with the terrible evils of disorgan
ization and insubordination.
Commanders "Killed.
In the present month, General Kor
niloff said, soldiers had killed four
regimental commanders and other of
ficers and ceased these outrages only
when they were threatened with-' be
ing shot. Quite recently one of 'the
regiments of Siberian rifles, which
had fought so splendidly at the be
ginning of the war, abandoned its po
sitions on the Riga front Nothing
except an order to exterminate the
entire regiment availed to cause it to
return to its positions.: -."Thus
we art implacably fighting,
anarchy in the army," the command
er continued. . "Undoubtedly it will
finally be repressed, but the danger of
iresn aenacies is weighing constant
ly on the country. ' . - , v -7.
"The situation'on the' front is bad.
We have lost the wholcof Galicia, the
whole of Bukowina and all the fruits
of our recent victories. At" several
Doints the nimv has
I j .-. w.vev4 uui
frontier and is threatening ourfer-
tue. southern provinces. He is en
deavoring to destroy (he Roumanian
army and is knocking at the gates of
Riga: If our army does not hold the
shore of the gulf of Riga the toad to
reirograa win pe opened wide.
r Left Strong: Army.
The old regime bequeathed Rus
sia an army which, despite all the de
fects in its organization, nevertheless
was animated b a fighting spirit and
was ready for sacrifices. The whole
series of measures taken by those who
are comoletelv foreign tn th
and . needs of the - army hs trans-
lormea u into a collection ot indi
vidual groups, which have lost all
sense of duty and only tremble for
their own personal safety.
ii xvussia wisnes to oe saved, the
army must be '- regenerated at any
cost We must immediately take
measures such as I have referred to,
which have been approved in their
entirety by the acttoj minister ; of
jwar." - - '
General Korniloff then outlined the
most important of these measures, in
addition to restoration of the death
pertalty which are; First, restoration
of discipline in the army by the
strengthening of the authority of of
ficers and noncommissioned officers;
second, improvement of the financial
position .of officers, who have been
m a very difficult petition in the re.
cent military operations; third, re
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striction of the functions of regimen
tal committees, which, although man
aging economic affairs of the regi
ments, must not be permitted to have
any part in decisions regarding mili
tary operations or the appointment
of leaders.
The commander went on to say
that, according to information at his
disposal, the condition of the railways
was such that by November the army
would not receive- any more supplies.
In support of his statement he quoted
a telegram from the commander-in-chief
of the southwestern front say
ing that the shortage of bread and
biscuit on this front amounted almost
to famine. General Korniloff then
read figures relating to the production
of war materials, which, he said, had
decreased compared with the period
from October. 1916, to January, 1917,
by 60 per cent for guns and shells and
80 per cent for airplanes.
"If this state of affairs continues,"
he added, "the Russian armies will
find themselves in the same state as
in the spring of 1915, at the time of
the retreat in Poland, Galicia and the
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Florence Jackson is suing Florence
H. Jackson for divorce in district
court on grounds of alleged cruelty
and nonsupport. Florence H. is the
husband. They were, married, in, Ten
nessee in 1907. -
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Omaha, clear 78 7g
Pueblo, cloudy .68 . 74
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Btoux City, clear 78 . 78
Valentine, clear 71 78
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-Naval Recruiting Station
Ensign F. G. Condict, now in
charge of the naval recruiting sta
tion in th Paxton building, is one of
the many men who have found oppor
tunity through the war to exchange
their vocation for Jhetr avocation.
He is a newspaper- man and served
last as Sunday editor of the St Louis
Globe-Democrat. His avocation and
hobby has always been the army and
navy. In his spare time Ensign Con
dict drilled with the National Guards,
played in a military band and read
books on military tactics. When war
was declared he joined the officers'
reserves and was soon called to the
St. Louis naval station for ' active
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wished its subscribers to become its' partners, and the wish at
tained fulfillment to a large degree when there was recently set
aside a block of Nebraska J?ower"Company seven percent cumulative-preferred
stoclrf or disposal to these patrons in largeor
- small denominations j for cash or on easy terms.
. This also afforded our friends the chance to conserve their
resources according to the dimensions of their incomes, and at
considerable profit. Those who have not seen fit to adopt this
method of saving have been generally consistent boosters just
tKe same, and their spirit has been a source of real gratification .
to us. , , ; .
Many, have availed themselves of the opportunity .to thus
simultaneously save and earn by securing this stock, while others
were quick to perceive its advantages and to fjive it their moral ,
support. ' - ,, ,
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. Next Friday, August 31, is the last day upon which this stock .
will be available on the special part-pay plan, but it is not too?
early to extend to our new, active, financial partners this brief '
expression of congratulation upon their thrift,' and gratitude for
the interest in the service, thus shown.
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in Omaha learning from Lieutenant
Waddell the ins and out of the navv
recruiting station, and now heads the
recruiting work here since Lieutenant
Waddell has been sent to sea.
Union Precinct Again
Carries Off Blue Ribbon
Union precinct successfuly defended
its eight-year record for superiority in
raising farm products at the fair of
the Douglas County Agricultural so
ciety last week, when it again carried
off the blue ribbon. ;
Other precincts were awarded
prizes as follows: Jefferson, second;
McArdle, third; Douglas, fourth; Elk
horn, fifth; Waterloo, sixth; , Valley,
seventh, and Benson, eighth.
Parasols , ,
V2 Price -
the Men's Shop v
'interwoven hosiery, cotton :
. lisle and silks, 35c, ,60c,
75c, $1.15, 41.50. .
Wayne Knit, the best full
-fashioned hose for men,
25c to $2.
Radium hose, 15c a pair.
Handkerchiefs .
- Pure Irish linen, plain
styles, 15e to $1.25; ini
tialed, 35c and 50c.
Silk crepe de chine, plain
shades and fancies, 50c
and 75e.
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bSU3.ess. before .men. .t ,
Detective Rich told of having been