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VOL.. XLVII. NO. 102.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1917.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OCTOBER 24. IS SET' ASIDE AS LIBERTY DAY
PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY
PRESIDENT NAMES DATE FOR
FINAL LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE
People of Nation Are Urged to Assemble on That Day and
Pledge to One Another and to the Government
The Fullest Measure of financial Sup
port; Willt.be Holiday..
BloodthirstjiJ&lf Bury Babies Alive
and CZf Girls to Living Death
in Attempt to Exterminate Armenians
BREAKING IN A "BAD ONE" AT CAMP CODY Cham
piott horse buster with the old "Dandy Sixth" from Nebraska,
breaking in a skittish horse at Camp Cody, N. M., where the
Nebraska boys are undergoing intensive training prepartory
to their departure for France. .
BONDS TO SELL
Special Effort to Be Made This
Week to Complete State
Quota of Thirty
Washington, Oct 14. President Wilson in behalf of the
Liberty loan tonight issued a proclamation setting aside Oc
tober 24 as Liberty Day and urging the people of the nation to
assemble on that day in their respective communities and
"pledge to one another and to the government that represents
them the fullest measure of financial support."
LET RESULT BE EMPHATIC. Q
"Let the result be so impressive and
emphatic," the president urges, "that
it will echo throughout the empire of
our enemy as an index of what Amer
ica intends to do to bring: this war to
a victorious conclusion." n
The president's proclamation fol
"By the president of the United
States of America, a proclamation:
"The second Liberty loan gives the
people of the United States another
opportunity to lend their funds to the
government to sustain their country
at war. The might of the United
States is being mobilized and or
ganized to strike a mortal blow at
autocracy in defense of outraged
American rights and of the cause of
liberty. Billions of dollars are re
quired to arm, feed and clothe the
brave men who are going forth to
fight our country's battles and to as
sist the nations whi whom we are
making common cause against a com
mon foe. To subscribe to the Liberty
loan is to perform a service -of pa
triotism. "Now, I, Woodrow Wilson, presi
dent of the United States of America,
do appoint Wednesday, the twenty
fourth of October, as Liberty day,
and urge md advise the people to as
semble in their respective communi
ties and pledge to one another and to
the government that represents them,
the fullest measure of. financial sup
port. On the afternoon of that day
I request that patriotic meetings be
held in every city, town and samlet
throughout the land, under the gen
eral direction of the secretary; of the
treasury and the immediate direction
of the Loberty loan committees which
have been organized by the, federal
reserve banks. The people responded
nobly to the call of the first Liberty
loan with an oversubscription of more
than SO per cent. Let the response to
the second loan be even greater and
let the amount be so large that it will
serve as an assurance of unequalled
support to hearten the men who are
to face the fire of battle for us. Let
the result be so impressive and em
phatic that it will echo throughout
the empire of our enemy as an index
of what America intends to do to
bring this war to a victorious con
clusion. "For the purpose of participating in
Liberty day celebration all enterprises
of . the federal government through
out the country whose services can
be spared, may be excused at 12
o'clock Wednesday, the twenty-fourth
"In witness whereof, I have here
rftto set my hand and .caused the seal
cf the United States to" be affixed
"Done in the District of Columbia,
this twelfth day of October, in the
"year of our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and seventeen and of the in
dependence of the United States of
America the cine hundred and forty
"By the President.
"Secretary of State."
Major Steele Resigns;
Will Return to Lincoln
Deming, N. M.. Oct. 14. (Special
Telegram.) Major W. E. Steele,
formerly adjutant general of the Na
tional guard of Nebraska- who has
been assistant division commander, at
Camp Cod', has resigned his com
mission. He will return to Lincoln,
his home city. Division officers were
reticent when asked for particulars.
For Nebraska Cloudy Monday;
somewhat colder in east portion.
TMnperatum at Omaha Vmtrrilaj-.
Nebraska must raise more than $18,
000,000 additional in subscriptions to
the Liberty bonds. With the total of
$30,000,000 allotted to Nebraska, and
with thsu far less than $12,000,000
subscribed, the task ahead of the peo
ple of the state this week and next
week is a great one.
The drive will reach its summit this
week. An added incentive is given
to the workers by Governor Neville's
proclamation setting aside the last
three days of this week as special
Liberty bond days. Thousands of
workers throughout the state arevgiv-i
ing not nlyl their, own money, but
their time in this workTThousands of
these will give every minute of their
time during the three last days" of
the week soliciting subscriptions for
the bonds. .
Work But Started.
"So far the response has been won
derful," said T. C. Byrne, chairman
of the state committee, "yet the work
has only begun. We are nearly twen-
ty millions shy and this twenty mil
lions has got to come. Nebraska can
not afford not to pass roll call with its
report way over the quota
"The big drive will come through
complete organization. In every coun
ty, in every precinct and in every
town and hamlet, workers will comb
the state during the" week. If anv
one escapes an invitation to make the
best investment in the world, it will
be because he has left the state. The
most thorough canvess will result
from this systematic campaign out
lined by the state committee and the
various sub-committees. ,
"There is e . ery reason in the world
wnv Nebraska citizens should buy
a bond, says Mr. Byrne, i nese
bonds are the best investment in the
world. They have the credit of the
entire United States behind them.
Every conceivable resource of this
wealthy nation is back of these bonds.
In fact, when you buy on, of these
bonds, you are simply changing
money for the government. Nowhere
or at no time has any people been of
fered such gilt edge investments.
Loaning Your Credit
."When you buy a bond, you are
simply lending-your credit to the gov
ernment. You will get every cent
of it back and in addition interest at
the rate of 4 per cent. And you are
getting a security which is practically
free from taxation. It is subject only
to inheritance tax and supertax, the
latter when held in amounts greater
than $6,000. .
"But the real reason why you should
buy a Liberty bond is that the gov
ernment, your government, must have
niney to finance this war. We are
sending our boys to the trenches.
They are giving up all they have in
this world to go over there and suf
fer the hardships, perhaps give their
very lives, and to fight for you and
(Continued on Tge Two. Column Three.) .
r : : H X ;V -; ; v ; :; ;J I
Hi - r n K $41
IS SHATTERED BY
Four Thousand of Kaiser's
Trained Fighters Captured
by Field Marshal Haig's
Victorious Troops. -
Paris, Oct. 14. These are days of
glory for Field Marshal Haig's troops
and disastrous ones for the Germans.
The enemy is shattered and un
nerved and the German losses in
dead and wounded are such as to con
stitute a terrible lesson.
Four thousand five hundred of
tehir best fighters, who were massed
to attack the 'British, are now
Thus defeat overtook the enemy at
the psychological moment and in
such a way as to make the blow
doubly staggering. One Havas cor
respondent draws attention to the im
portance of the British gains, saying:
Since Thursday all the line of
heights dominating the Ypres basin
from Warneton to Broodseinde is in
our hands. Instead of being domi
nated and overlooked, it is we who
overlook and dominate the plain of
Menin and Roulers. Broodseinde is
the crest of the key position, sixty
metres above the sea, and the high
est point of the Passchendale ridge."
E. de Feuquiers, tlegraphing to the
Petit Parisien, says:
"Enthusiasm "and acts of devotion
Ljvere the order of the day here, es
pecially to the honor of the flying
corps., A violent westerly wind was
blowing and not a German aviator
dared venture out.
WILL ASK BOOST
IN FREIGHT RATES
Ask for Conference With Inter
state Commerce Commission
'to Consider Charges Not
Included in Advance.
Washington, Oct. 14. Eastern rail
roads, seeking relief from conditions
which their executives assert are rap
idly approaching the point where they
can no longer operate with profit, in
dicated today the form their efforts
will assume in a letter to the Inter
state Commerce commission asking
for a conference to consider rates not
included in the advance allowed by
the decision in the 15 per cent rate
advance case last June.
Indications are that the railroads
have in, mind filing applications for
increased rates on a large number of
commodities not already raised, if it
should develop at the conference that
the applications might meet with any
measure of success.
The commission, replying to the re
quest for "a short informal confer
ence," notified the roads that it would
be glad to hear them at "a public ses
sion" next Wednesda, afternoon.
Shippers May Present Views.
The commission s decision to hold
a public session wil give the shippers
and all others interested an oppor
tunity to present ar.d state their views.
In denying the railroads' petition
for a general IS per cent raise in rates
the commission last June dismissed
the proceedings without prejudice to
their renewal at any time the neces-
sity for such advance, or for any ad-
fll Hour. , Deg.
N 5 a. m '...51
g 6 a. ra 50
rp 9 a. m ...55
1 . 10 a. m 58
1 11 a.Ai 61
k 12 m 70
2 p. ra ,...76
T 3 p. m ....79
" 4 p. m 81
5 p. m 80
". .e Local Record.
Church Romance Ends in Military
Wedding for Omaha Young Folks
' Official record of temperature and precipi
tation compared with the corresponding
period of the past three years:
XVlii. 1915. 1914.
Highest yesterday .. 1 70 73 49
Loweat yesterday .. 49 4 47 40
Mean temperature .. 65 69 60 . 44
precipitation- 00 .01 .0 .06
Temperature and precipitation departures
Normal temperature St
Excesa for the day 4
Total deficiency since March 1 271
Normal precipitation 0 09 Inches
Deficiency for the day 0.69 inches
Total rainfall since March l.. 20.70 Inches
Kxc.es aince March 1 5.36 inches
Excess for cor. period, 1916. .. .11.88 Inches
Excess for cor. period, 1915.... 1.14 inches
Great Lakes, 111., Oct. 13. (Special
Telegram.) A pretty church ro
mance with two prominent Omaha
persons as the actors culminated in a
navy wedding Friday evening at the
Great Lakes navat? training station.
The participants were Lawrence
Dodds of the Dodds Lumber, com
pany and former director and tenor
of the Dundee Presbyterian church
choir, and Miss Edna Eartlett," 4813
Chicago street, daughter of the late
Edward M. Bartlett.
It was after one of Mr. Dodd's mu
sical numbers that the couple met at
the Dundee Presbyterian church three
years ago. They were, to be married,
but the war delayed the ceremony.
Rather than marry before the draft,
Mr. Dodds enlisted in the navy and
decided to complete his nuptial ar
rangements afters he had joined the
Miss Bartlett made the trip over
land from Omaha to Great Lakes.
She was accompanied by A. T. Klopp,
her uncle, and Miss Ada Klopp, a
cousin. The party made the trip in
three days; stopping enroute at Camp
Dodge, Des Moines, la., and at Camp
Grant, Rockford, 111.
Chaplain Moore of the Great Lakes
naval training station performed the
ceremony. Mr. Klopp acted as bjst
man and Miss Klopp as bridesmaid.
A large number of friends, a number
of them from Omaha, were present.
The bride is a graduate, of North
western university. She is prominent
in church and social work at Omaha.
She also is well known as a .talented
The couple will make their home at
220 Woodland road. Lake Bluff. III..
a few mfles distant from .the training
(Continued on Page Two, Column J" wo.)
New Postal Rates
Authorized by Tax
Law in Effect Nov. 2
Letters and other first class mat
ter (except drop letters), 3 cents
for each ounce or fraction of an
.Drop letters, 2 cents for each
ounce or fraction of an ounce.
A drop letter is one that is
mailed for delivery from the post
office at which it is posted. There
is no drop rate on any matter ex
Letters addressed to other post
offices in the United States, to
Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Panama and
$hanghaf City (China) or to any
other destinations to which th do
mestic rates apply, also other first
class matter addressed for delivery
to any destinations to which the
domestic rates apply, will be sub
ject to the rate of 3 cents an ounce.
Postal cards for any address will
be subject to 2 cents postage;
In all cases postage should be
Returned Missionary Tells of
Hideous Atrocities Committed
in Recent Invasion of the
(Oj Associated Press.)
New York, Oct. 14. Burial alive of
babies in trenches with the bodies of
their mothers, who had beer, slaugh
tered or allowed to perish from ex
posure, was practiced by the Turks
in their work of exterminating the
Armenians, it was declared here to
day by the Rev. Henry H. Riggs, mis
sionary of the American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign Missions
to Harput, Turkey, who recently came
back to this country. A trench was
dug beside a camp of Armenian wom
en, he said, and as they met death
the survivors were forced to drag their
bodies to it and bury them. N. '
"The gendarmes said they could not
take care of the babies that were left
behind so many of these were buried
with their mothers," Dr. Riggs said.
"When I visited this camp I frequent
ly saw Turks wandering about among
the Armenians picking out pretty girls
and little children to take away to
their homes. Some mothers told us
that they had themselves . thrown
their babies into the Euphrates river
rather than allow them to be taken
to Moslem homes. Many more threw
themselves into the river to escape a
bondage worse than death.
10,000 Bodies in Twenty Miles.
"About fifteen miles from Harput is
a lake hidden from sight with many
ravines about it. We were told that
the Armenian exiles were being killed
and left in these ravines. The Ameri
cans investigated and brought home
photographs and actual facts. They
say in a twenty-mile ride 10,000 hu
man bodies, most of them killed by
the bayonet. With few exceptions
they were women and children and
the mangled condition of their bodies
showed the horrible fate that had
The story of the deportation of the
Armenians of Harput is one of "per
fidyi violence and murder," Dr. Riggs
went on, adding, "it is nearer to the
truth to say the- Turkish -government
undertook the extinction of the Ar
menian population." After the issue
of an edict for all Armenians to go
to Mesopotamia, he said, there came
the arrest of all the mend of standing.
"They were sent out on the road
tied together in groups of two to
five," he said, "driven and beaten by
the gendarmes. Of the first party of
FUN ST ON TR00P.S
FILL GUARD UMTS
AT FORT DEMING
Hundreds of Nebraska Soldiers Sent to Southern Camp to
- Fill Up Volunteer Regiments; Move at Rate of
One Thousand a Day; Will Reach
Front in Short Order.
800 .one young man survived to tell ; government at almost any moment
Bolsheviki's Steady Growth.
the 'story of what happened. The party
was taken into a ravine and ordered
to sit down, he told us. Then the gen
darmes climbed up on the surround
ing rocks and fired their rifles into
the crowd of bouid prisoners as long
as they showed wgns of life.
"The man who told us the story
succeeded in getting his knife and
cutting himself loose. As he made his
dask for liberty he was followed by a
voley of shots, but got away un
scathed. All the other men of that
and similar parties were ruthlessly
"The women and children were then
started on the road toward Mesopo
tamia in companies of 2,000 or 3,000.
By indirect routes they were forced
to wander about until the summer
heat and disease wasted away the
majority. No transportation was pro
vided. I saw one old man, who had
traveled 200 miles, start out to go
the remaining 250 miles carrying on
on his back his pack of quilts" and
clothes and on top of that his aged,
palsied wife, who could not walk.
Perich From Thirst.
"Often the routes chosen took the
people over waterless deserts where
thousands perished from thirst. I
passed through such a region where
thousands of bleached skeletons each
side the way told the story of a water
less journey across the plains in Au
gust. "The people who passed through
Harput from the north usually spent
two or three day? in camp within
sight of my home. The sights we
saw there never can be forgotten.
They were absolutely without shelter,
day or night, from heat or cold. The
air was unspeakably foul from dead
(Continued on I'a" Two, Column One.)
Camp Funston, Manhattan, Kan., Oct. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Six hundred and eighty-three Nebraska men of the
Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth com
panies of the depot brigade are involved in an order received
here to (ill the National Guard regiments at Deming, N. M.,
from the national army. Movement will, mean that the men at
tached to the National Guard regiments will reach the front
several months in advance of the national 'army.
0 ONE THOUSAND A DAY.
Fourteen thousand men will Ieave
Camp Funston at the rate of 1,000 a '
day, commencing, early in the week.
Coming almost entirely from the
depot brigade, of these 2,000 go to
Deming, consisting of men from Ne
braska and South Dakota. Three
thousand men from Kansas and 3,000
from Missouri will go to Fort Sill;
6,000 from Colorado, Arizona and
New Mexico leave for Lindavista near
San Diero, Cal., and 3,000 will go to
Camp Pike at Little Rock.
The Thirty-third company has in it
men from Boyd, Cuming, Scottsbluff,
Garden nad Arthur counties 'and is
commanded by Caprain S. A. Guard,
First Lieutenant V. S. Tucker and
Lieutenant J. S. Logan.
The Thirty-fourth company has -men
from Knox, Pierce, Stanton
counties and has for officers, Captain
fcrnest r. Keser and Lieutenants
George Clark and W. A. McKinley.
The Thirty-fifth has men from
Sheridan, Cherry, Saunders and Rock
counties and is officered by Lieuten
ants D, J. McCarthy and R. G. Mcin
. ' The Tfiirty-sixth lias men from
Holt, Antelope and Sioux counties
and has Lieutenants Roy V. Van
bebber and Fred S. Curry in com
mand. Jn addtion men from Cedar, Dixon,
Dakota, Wayne, Thv.rston, Madison
and Burt counties and a few from
Omaha, received in the last con
tingent arc also affected in the or
der. Jn all of the companies ate-Jtfso
men from Arizona who wilrgo to
San Diego, Cal. (
Commands May Be Permanent.
Whether their present officers will
have permanent command of the com
panies or wil, lmerely accompany
them to their ney locations has not
been announced. A special Union
Pacific train will leave Funston with
each days' quota of a 1,000 men. The
rate of movement indicating that the
iNCDrasKa men win commence entrain-
Anarchists of Country; Op
posed to Principle of Coali
tion; Conflict Between
Them and, Government.
New York, Oct. 14. (Special.)
Russia is passing through a crisis
which is without doubt the nravest
crisis in all Russian history. Not a
single party, but only a strong coali
tion of all the progressive forces can
save the country. Russia as a whole
perfectly understands the situation
and demands a coalition cabinet Re
sponding to. this, demand, Kerejisky
fornitfd the coalition cabinet. ' -
But the crisis ii not yet over. The
Bolsheviki are against the principle of
coalition and demand that all power
be turned over to the councils of
workingmcn's and soldiers' delegates.
It is not very probable that they will
finally yield to Kerensky's decision,
and therefore we may expect ft con
flict between them and the provisional
Bolsheviki's Steady Growth.
The history of the Bolsheviki in
Russia, after the revolution, is a his
tory of their steady growth. When
Lenine appearedr in Russia, immedi
ately after the revolution, it seemed
that he with his extravagant views had
hardly any following in the country.
The situation has changed since then.
The Bolsheviki now control the Pet
rograd and Moscow councils of work
ingmen's and soldiers' delegates, they
control the councils in some of the
provincial cities, they have a very
considerable number of seats in the
democratic conference. H.the Bol
sheviki are permitted to exist in the
present-day Russia as a legitimate,
openly-acting power, we will see their
strength growing and growing. This
is the greatest danger which revolu
tionary Russia faces at the present
time. The rule of the Bolsheviki in
Russia, if the moment for such rule
comes, will be almost a death sentence
for our country and the revolution.
The growth of the Bolsheviki power
can be ver;' well explained. The term
"Bolsheviki" was used for the first
time in 1903, when the Russian social
democratic party, split in two, and the
majority, led by Lenine, accepted this
name. Bc.isheviki in Russian, means
"the majority." Until the present war
the Bolsheviki, including Len'ne, real
ly represented a part of the Russian
social democratic party an., could be
recognized as socialists of the Marxian
school, differing from other Russian
social democrats only on questions
The Bolsheviki arc anarchists, if
not in theory, then in their feeling
about life and in their political prac
tice. The ground for anarchy is fer-
(Contlnued on Page
Special "Liquor Squad" Finis Five
Kegs of Beer in Unoccupied House
Armed with a search warran
sworn out by City Prosecutor Mc
Guire who learned where a quantity
of liquor was hidden, Sergeant Mad
sen and Officer Anderson strolled up
to a vacant house at 411 Leavenworth
street yesterday afternoon withr the
purpose of searching the place.
Piles of sand and stones adjoin the
house, and a group of workmen were
laboriously busy about the place when
the officers arrived.
"Say, fellows, I. want some. beer,"
postulated Sergeant Madsen to the
laborers, who suddenly stopped their
work and gazed at the officers in sur
prise. "Beer? Why we haint had no booze
since prohibition struck the town
dead," replied one of the laborers.
"Well, I must have some beer, and
I'm going to hunt around here until
I find some," laughingly remarked
Madsen as he and his partner started
toward the vacant house. They were
curiously watched as they entered the
In a short time the officers emerged
from the old frame building, each
carrying a keg of real, genuine, appe
tizing beer, which they had found
cached away in the basement of the
When the workmen caught siht
of the kegs, they dropped their picks
and shovels and stood with puzzled
countenances, gazing at the "licker"
being carried away right before. their
Xoah Webster's great work lacks
specific words to describe the atti
tude and spirit of that group of men
when they espied the officers taking
the "utmost craving of the time"
"If we had only known it was
there, " were the only words that
escaped the lips of the bcwilderd
Five kegs of beer were found by the
officers who brought them to the
station where the booze is unclaimed
By the owner.
ing about October 25. The California
and Fort Sill -detachments leaving
Reception for the '
Five Funston Boys
The woman's Liberty loan commit
tee plans a patriotic reception Thurs
day night at the Commercial club
from 8 to 10 ill honor of the five boys
who are now at Camp Funston.Jiut
who come this week to boqst for the
Liberty loan bond sale. '
The committee in charge of the
meeting is composed of Mrs. E. M.
Fairfield, Mrs. J. L. Kennedy, Mrs.
Warren Blackwell, Mrs. J. Y. Stew
art, Mrs. T. P. Reynolds. Mrs. E. M.
Syfert, MrsV. A. C. Johnson and
Mrs. George A. Joslyu. Mrs. J. L'
Kennedy is general chairman of the
committee of arrangements, which
will meet Monday to complete its
The five boys, J. F. Keel, Robert
Loomis, Clarfcnce Darlow, A. L. Lau
rance and Paul Sclby, will arrive
Monday. It is planned to make this
patriotic meeting Thursday night an
opportunity to let the mothers of the
boys who have gone to Funston hear
first hand all about th$ir sons. ,
Boy Shot by Brother Jas
Little Chance of Recovering
Madison, Neb.. Oct. 14. (Special
Telegram.) Harley Drover, 18-year-old
son of Thomas Drover of Boone
was accidentally shot in the abdoman
by his younger brother Thomas Leon
Drover with a twenty-two rifle this
morning while his parents were at
tending church at Madison. The boy
was rushed to the hospital at Madi
son where his recovery is doubtful.
The bullet entered the groin and the '
surgeons are not yet able, to prb
tor. the bullet.
Neutrals and Anti-Germans
, Clash in Buenos Aires
Buenos, Aires, Oct. 14. A demon-'
stration in favor of neutrality was held
here today, uermans and Spaniards
participating. Several clashes occur
red between the demonstrants and the
crowds favoring a rupture with Ger
many. On several occasions the police
charged with sabers and a few rioter
were injured. For three weeks there
has been suspension of traffic on rail-
roads through the republic.