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, VOL. XLVII. NO. 74.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY' MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1917 TEN PAGES.
On Trill, (I Hotili.
. NHwt Standi, (to.. Si.
TO RETURN TODAY
Employes Claim Big Victory in Recognition of Union and
Reinstatement of Workers Who Walked Out;
Federal Meoator Urges Men to Accept
4 Packers' Terms; Grant Higher Pay. 1
Higher Wages and Recognition
Of Union Are Agreement Points
Increase of 2Va cents an hour for all packing house'
Reinstatement of all who were out on strike.
No discrimination against men for belonging to a
uinon. ' . - J
Receiving by the packers of committees on grievences
and adjustment of grievences by employers.
Hiring of men to be done by one men in each plant.
These concessions were made late yesterday afternoon
by the. packing houses and accepted unanimously by the
packing employes, who have been out on strike for a week.
They will all go back to work this morning.
Acceptance of the terms and the end of the strike came
suddenly at the close of a day of many conf enrences and
rumors. The streets were filled with strikers, gathered in or
derly groups,' discussing the situation and awaiting the out
come of the conferences of leaders.
WILD RUMORS SPREAD. Q
All sorts of rumors were in the air.
It was reportecLthat several hundred
strike breakers wire at work in the
plants. Aliumber of wagonloads of
cots had been delivered to the Morris
plant, it was said, and this was taken
to indicate that the packers were pre
paring for a long siege.
Fred Feick, United States Commis
sioner of Conciliation, who came to
Omaha on Monday, was engaged all
day in conferences. First he conferred
with the packers, then with the stock
yards officials, and then with the tep-
. hSr on British Model
ers and in the afternoon brought t6
the committee representing the strik
ers an agreement signed by all the
packers containing the provisions out
lined above. With this important
document the committee and Commis
sioner Feick went to 'Schlitz hall,
which was crowded to the doors with
strikers awaiting the arrival of their
leaders and the government mediator.
GREETED WITH CHEERS.
The party was greeted with cheers
as it pushed its way through the
crowded hall to the stage. T. P. Rey
nolds, president of Central Labor
union, declared that Mediator Feick
"has done more for the laboring men
of Omaha in two days than any other
man has done lor, them in forty years."
Then he read terms obtained from
Commissioner Feick from the packers.
C. L. Shamp, Vice President Schmidt
of . the Amalgamated Meat Cutters'
union and others spoke. Each one de
clared the outcome of the strike to be
. a great victory for the packing house
' workers of Omahat Then Commis
sioner Feick made an impassioned
plea to, the men. He pleaded with
thtmon the grounds of patriotism' at
. this time io accept the terms and go
back to work.
. Warns the eMn.
! "It is "either go back now or stay
oat," he'saifl. "If you stay oulthe fed
era! government will step in. United
States soldiers will be stationed to
guard those packing houses, because
it is a question of the government
getting meat for the army. We don't
, want soldiery here."
, - gffigShamp declared the recogni-
SALE OF LIQUOR
TO SAMMIES LAX
Complaint Made: That Canteens
(Continued on Pag Two, Colnmn Five)
For Nebraska Partly cloudy; warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
7 a. m
8 a. m. .........
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. m
5 p. m
6 p. m
7 p. m
8 p. m
1817. 191. 1918.
. 70 65 4
. SI 65 59
. 60 60 2
AiHiithest yesterday. .
Mean temperature . . . eu so
Precipitation 00 .16 0 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature tl
Deficiency for the day 7
Total deficiency since Marcji 1 217
Normal precipitation 14 inch
Deficiency for the day 14 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 20.07 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 3.02.tnches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 9.33 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1915. .44 inch
Reports From Stations a t7 P. H.
- Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fa!!.
Cheyenne, cloudy 64 74 .02
Daenport clear 60 60 .00
Denver, part cloudy... 70 80 .02
Det Moines, clear 64 68 .00
Dodge City, cloudy 66 66 .00
Lander, clear 72 78 .00
North Platte, cloudy... 68 72 .00
Omaha, clear 65 70 ,00
Pueblo, cloudy.... r;... 80 86 .00
Rapid City, part cloudy. 78 80 .00
8alt Lake City, clear... 76 7,6 .01
' Santa Fe, part cloudy.. 70 74 .00
Sheridan, part cloudy.. 68 82 .00
Sioux City, cloudy...,. 66 70 .0
Valentine, cloudy 68 74 .00
U A. WELSH, Meteorologist
oh French Fighting
Washington, Sept 11. Acting upon
representations from Herbert K. Cas
key; executive secretary of the board
of foreign missions of the Presby
terian church, Representative Cooper
of Ohio today complained to Secre
tary' Baker that restrictions on sale
of intoxicating liquors at American
army canteens in France are very
jax; that the statement has been made
in the British House of Commons
that the American canteens are. to be
run on the British model, which per
mits the sale of liquor, and that
French' officers are not making any
strong efforts to keep liquor away
from the American forces.
Raid in Texas proves "
To Be a False Alarm
Laredo Texas,. Sept. 11. The re
port of an alleged bandit raid at
Dolores Creek, 7 twenty-eight miles
south of here, last night, which re
sulted in the dispatching of a number
of soldiers to"that place, proved to be
a false alarm, army headquariesr an
nounced this afternoon. No trace of
bandits could be found, and it was in
dicated that telegraph wires which
were reported cut had been broken by
TO) IT Y
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
EXECUTIVE . 'fTEE OF NEBRASKATOOD ADMINISTRATION .Which held a
meeting in Omal'yesterday for organization at which State Administrator Wattle outlined
what would be necessary in Nebraska for war-time food conservation.
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liiM siiii .r-iim'iiir-ni 1 . , ,
Front Rov, lleft to Right: Clark Perkins, Aurora; Mrs. J. N. Paul, St. Paul; G. W.
Wattles, Omaha, state food administrator; Charles Graff, Bancroft; A. H. Gustafson, Mead;
O. G. Smith, Kearney; J. H, Olhs, Orel; Samuel Avery, Lincoln.
Top Row, Left to Right: Otto Merschel, Lincoln; George Coupland, Elgin; Dan Morris,
Kearney; T. P. Osterman, Blair; Dr. C. W. Pugsley, Lincoln; Cliff Crooks, Fairbury; J. W. Stein
hart, Nebraska City; Frank W. Judsbn, Omaha.
County chairmen of the county
councils of defense will, be used as
nucleus around which to build the
organizations all over the state to
promote pledge card campaign under
the Nebraska Food administration.
This was decided yesterday by the
executive committee of the State
George Coupland, vice chairman of
the State Council of Denfense, said
that each of ' the county chairmen
could call a meeting ar.d organize his
county for the work of distributing
these pledge cards during the week of
October 14 to 21.
(Thet committee authorized Food
Administrator Wattles to appoint an
executive committee from among the
large committee of county chairmen,
this executive committee to take hold
of thv campaign and work it through
The first work will be to get the
people to realize the immense im
portance of conserving the fod stuffs
of the nation. ,
Cant's Realize Conditions.
Mr. Wattles Snade the remark that
the people here in this great grain
belt cannot possibly realize what the
conditions are in the war zone with
reference to food He said he had
been told by? eye witnesses of cases
where women and children in Bel
gium and Poland were seen to die by
the wayside of actual starvation.
FIRE GERMAN AND
Foreign Minister Defends Lux
burg, , but Patriotic -Society
Demands He Be Tried for
Buenos Aires, Sept. ll.-News dis
patches Ho the effect that passports
rhiy be banded to the German and
S'wecfish diplomatic Representatives to
Argentine are declared by the foreign
minister to be premature.
The government is unable even to
consider such a procedure unless it
receives officials details respecting the
The Joreign minister announces that
the steamers Oran and fiuazo referred
to in .'one of the messages sent by
Count Luxburg through the Swedish
legation to Jhe "German foreign of
fice arrived at French ports in June
after X.uxbiirg had sent his. dispatch.
An -Argentine patriotic society has
issued a statement that Count Lux
burg must not . be given his pass
ports but tried for a.'criminal offense
of inciting- the assassination of Ar
gentine citizens. ..This action is im
possible however as diplomatic rep
resentatives are immune from court
Foreign Minister Denies.
All documents relating to questions
between Argentina and Germany have
been published, the foreign minister
declare'd, adding that nothing had
been held jn reserve and that there
is not now, and never had been, a
pact, written or verbal, with Germany
limiting in any way the freedom of
"Furthe, doubt concerning Argen
tina's faith, and truthfulness after this
declartion must be considered a na
tional offense," the foreign minister
declared. He added that the best
proof of the inexactness ' of Count
(Continued on Page Two, Column One)
RUSSIAN ARMY FACING TRAP -Only one line of retreat
is left open to the Russian army in flight from Riga. Ger
mans have thrown out big forces from Uxkull, where they
crossed the Dvina, southeast of Riga. This limits the Russian
retreat to the railroad line from Riga to Venden and Pskov;
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1 KELLY JUROR
Montgomery County Citizens
Have Decided Opinions in
Murder Case and Judge
By EDWARD BLACK. -
'Red Oak, la Sept. ll-(Special
Telegram,) Expectations of obtain
ing a jury today in the Kelly murder
case, were given a set-back, when
twenty-one men had to be examined
to reach George M. Korrihard of Red
Oak, who was passed to fill the eighth
peremptory challence of the state.
Out of thirty-three men examined
during the day, three were passed:
four more are required to complete
the limit of peremptories on both
sides. There seems some doubt now
tnat jury selection win be out ot the
way by adjournment Wednesday.
Une hundred and twelve men have
BACK T OBUSINESS.
During the afternoon, H. S. Petty,
Kea Uak automobile dealer, motored
home from Toledo to learn he had
been summoned as juror. He was re
ticent in answering questions, bring'
ing judicial rebuke upon his head. In
exasperation the court dismissed him
with a brusque, "You may go back to
There is only one way for a man
to get rid of this opinion without
proof and that is by forgetting it,"
was the observation made by a judge
to an unwilling juror.
The jury in its final selection will
be farmers, with few. exceptions. Most
of the farmers, who have been exam
ined have worn, an "I want to get
home" experssion, as they realized the
probable length of the trial.
All Records Broken.
Empanelling of the jury has broken
all records in Montgomery county.
The first witnesses who will be
called by the state are Dr. W. A. Lo
ipas, Dr. F. S. Williams and Dr. J.
Clark Cooper of Villisca, who made
the fyst examination of the ax mur
der victims; J. Christensen and I. H.
Taggart of Clarioda, engineer, and
photographer, who will testify to the
condition of the Moore home; A. L.
Lindquist, former coroner; John
Guissman, present owner of Joe
iMoore home, the scene of the trag-
(CoAtlnued on Pace Two; Column Three)
Sjweden's Honor Stained,
Says Stockholm Paper
Stockholm, Sept. 10. The Social
"It is needless to draw special
attention to the seriousness of the
case, as, If the accusations are true,
the Swedish minister, Count Lowen,
is hopelessly compromised and the
country's honor stained. The mat
ter is so much worse because there
were willing helpers at Stockholm."
The conservative Dalblad sarcas
tically advises Argentina, if the"
charges are true, to follow the ma
jority of the South American states
in a courageous alliance with the en
tente, and adds: "The publication of
the 'telegrams, which some Amer
ican agent must have stolen the
cypher being given to' the Amer
ican press before being handed to
the Swedish legation at Washing
tonis a method inconsistent with
traditional diplomatic courtesy.
The Words about exposing connec
tions which jxist between Germany
and Sweden are considered a gross
and wilful insult to the Swedish
government, only slightly mitigated
by the phrase, 'At least in. what
concerns the respective legations in
Argentina.'" 7 .
"There is more food wasted in Ne
braska than is used in the state," said
This was seconded by Charles
fraff nf Ranrrnft. himself a farmer
who followed the statement up by
adding, "Yes. and the people on the
farms waste even more than those in'
the cities." .
Wayland McGee qf Douglas county
and M. C. Peters of Omaha have writ
ten Mr. Wattles asking that he take
up the matter of allowing the drafctd
farmers, or proprietors of farms to
remain at their faiyns until after the
corn is husked. Mr. Wattles will take
the matterup with the War department
GET SEED WHEAT,
Supplying Needed-Grain'at Gov
ernment Price and Hopes
to Meet All Demands
MOVING TO ATTACK
Denekine, Commander on Southeastern1 Front, Wires Ker
ensky He Will Support Revolutionary Leader; Gov
ernment Moves Troops to Protect Capital;
Kornilof f and Followers Declared Traitors.
George C. Coupland of the State
Council of Defense was , in Omaha
for a short time yesterday arrang
ing with the Updike company, fer a
supply of seei wheat for Cedar fiomw
ty. Wheat frdm- Washington-county
will be sent into Cedar county at the
government figure and urgent demand
"The seeil wheat situation is still
acute," said Mr. Coupland, "but it
is clearing up slowly. Time is press
ing, for the seed must soon be in the
ground, and the problem of securing
it must be met. We feel that, as
soon as the farmers who are holding
back on , grain in hope of obtaining
more than the government price real
ize the futility of thei plans they
will let go.
Updike Sends Out Buyers.
"At my request the Updikes are
sending twenty of their buyers out
to the counties where the. wheat is
to be had to do a little missionary
work along these lines. They will
explain to the farmers that no mat
ter when they sell the, price will yet
be that fixed by the government, with
no possibility of obtaining more.
"Generally we are getting good re-
(Contlnued on Page Tliree, Column Five.)
Berkman Will Fight '
Extradition to California
New York, Sept. 11. Alexander
Berkman, anarchist, arraigned in the
Tombs court here today, was re
manded without bail for a hearing
tomorrow on the warrant issued in
San Francisco charging complicity in
the deaths of three persons in the
city July 22, 1916. Berkman's attor
ney told the court "organized labor"
stood behind his clilnt and that he
would fight extradition to California.
Berkman was, rrested yesterday,
after, he had furnished bail for his re
lease, pending a decision by the su
preme court of his appeal on the
charge of violating the selective draft
U-BOAT IS SUNK
Wholesale Destruction of Ger
man' Submarines Off French,
Coast Reported by U. S.
Washington, Sept. 11. A hostile
submarine was destroyed off the coast
of France September 5 when several
U-boats attacked a fleet of merchant
ships, of which the American steam
er Westwego was one, s '
Two of the merchant ships were
lost. A report front Paris to this ef
fect reached the Navy department to
dav. I !
Following ls(tii 1 Navj 'depirtmenVs
statement: .,, , r A
v., "The Wavy department has received
axeport from Paris which states that
the" steamer Westwego report? Sep?
teniber 8 that while cruising. with sev
eral other ships it was attacked by a
massed force of six submarines off the
coast of France September 5.
"The result of this attack was that
two of the steamers were sunk and
one of the submarinel lost."
First Wholesale Sinking.
While this does not actually -state
that American destroyers were cdn
voying the ship, that is believed tq be
It was announced recently that a
policy of convoying fleets of mer
chant ships across the Atlantic had
been adopted and since the Westwego
and other merchant craft which were
the objects of the submarines' attack
were bound for Europe it is regarded
as more than probable that American
warships guarded the merchant ship
on the way across.
American warshipsvall have been
equipped with depth bombs for fight
ing submarines. This weapon has
been highly perfected by American
(By Associated Press)
Petrograd, Sept 11. Russia is about to be plunged into
civil war. Troops under General Korniloff are preparing to
make a vigorous assault upon Petrograd.
Premier Kerensky is organizing all his forces, civil and
military, to put down the revolution. Both sides are movinjf
armies of men near Petrograd anj actual conflict of arms is
m r4a:i, ,. n i I r- n i I lillv BlT1r.V UV11) nun
General Korniloff ' , ordered hii
troops to detrain at the railroad sta
tion at Dno and to march on and be
siege the city of .Petrograd. Gov
ernment infantry still is moving out ol
the. capital' to oppose Korniloff
General Denikine, commander of
the Russian armies on the southwest
ern front, has telegraphed to Premier
Kerensky that he mtends to support
Lieutenant General Dmitri Stcher.
batcheff, commander of the Russian
forces on the Roumanian front, has
ordered his armies and also the Odes,
(a military district to take no part
in the conflict, at the same time, re
maining, true to the provisional gov
ernment. . 1 ' . ';
Following . the ultimatum of .Gen
eral Korniloff , the. 1 .entire Russian
cabinet resigned tff give Premier Ke
rensky full liberty of action. All the
ministers for the time being will re
main in their offices. ,
General Korniloff, Jn addition to
refusing to abandon his. command,
ordered; the arrest of M. Philoninko,
the government commissioner. The
provisional government, besides ' mr '
resting Vladimir N. . Lyoff, who
brought Korniloff's ultimatum to the
provisibnal government,, took into
custody eighty other, persons..
TEAR UP RAILROAD.' ,
General KornilofFs "Sikaya". di
vision, which was formerly stationed
at Pskoff and consists of Georgians
and other Caucasus tribesmen, is re
ported to have occupied Writze . or
Little Vrayn, on the Petrograd-Ry-binsky
railway, fifty-four versts from
No report has yet been received of
a collision between 1 government
troops and the forces of General Kor
niloff, ' which are ' coming toward
It is officially stated that part of
the rival forces met near Luga and
communicated with each -other with
out hostilities breaking out
, One of General Korniloff's detach
ments is said to be advancing front
the Narvo. Both sides are still organ
izing and appealing for support.
Government officials are tearing up
the railway track at Semrino, forty
versts from PetogradL - in order to
stay the approach of General Korni
loff's troops. !
A special train which left Petro
grad I during the night for Semrino
carried the chiefs of the railway de.
partments, a large staff of workmen
and representatives of the council of
workmen's and soldiers delegates.
CAVALRY AT PNO.
Premier Kerensky hat sent instruc
tions ' by wireless telegraphy to ' ail
railroad organizations, requiring the
officials to refuse to obey any order
from General Korniloff. The pre
mier has received a telegram from
the commander of the Baltic fleet
It is stated that General Kaledines
Ataman of the Cossacks has tele
graphed to Premier Kerensky threat
ening that if he does not accede to
General KornilofFs demands the Cos.
sacks will cut the Moscow railway,
thus isolating Petrograd.
The Bourse Gazette says the 'cav
alry which General Korniloff sent
against the capital reached Dno, 120
miles from Petrograd. The military
section of the council of soldiers and
workmen's delegates at Petrograd
had sent emissaries to explain the
character of the movement to the offi
cers of the Korniloff cavalry;
The delegates delivered Premier
Kerensky's order of the day, and the
(Continued on Vmtt Two, Column On)
Italy to Put Ban On
Use of Private Automobiles
Paris, Sept. 11. The Italian gov
ernment is considering a series of
measures which, it is expected, will
limit the consumption of foodstuffs
and raw materials, according to a
Havas agency dispatch from Rome.
The measures which it is proposed
to" put, into effect in the near future,
including the rationing of foods
classed as necessities, 4hc monopoly
of shoe production by the state, sup
pression' after September IS of pri
vate automobiles except those used
by officials and diplomats and other
measures of a like nature.
Registration for War Service
Duty of Every Patriotic Woman
Who, when, where and why to register on women's registration day,
Wednesday, is explained by Mrs. A. E. Sheldon of this committee,' Ne
braska Council of Defense, and Mrs. Sarka B. Hrbkova of the woman's
committee, as follows:
Where? At the regular polling places in every county.
Who may register? Every woman over 16.
By what authority? The United States government and the state of
Why is this registration needed? Because we are in a great war and
our government wishes to know what its loyal woman citizens are willing
to do for it in case of need.
Will it impose additional burdens upon those already doing war work?
Not necessarily. It co-ordinates all woman's war activities. It may lighten
burdens by calling fnto service many more workers. '
Is this registration compulsory? No, it is voluntary. v
What will happen to the woman who cannot keep her pledge? Nothing,
it is all a matter of honor.
Should each woman register? Yes (1) Because she loves her country
and wishes to serve it (2) Because going to the polls and registering are
in themselves acts of patriotism. (3) Because there is no other way for our
country to know quickly and directly upon whom to call.
Have similar registrations been held? Never before has the United
States called for an official registration of all women. This registration will
be historic. '
Have the polling places ever been given to all Nebraska women?
Never before. We have them for' September 12 through the proclama
tion of Governor Neville.
Will you, Nebraska women, help to make this registration for serv
ice of Nebraska women a grand success for your county, for your state,
for your country, for the great cause of democracy?
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
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