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THE BEE; OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1917.
IOWA WETS AND
DRYS CLASH AT
THE POLLS TODAY
Vote on Prohibitory Constitu
tional Amendment Expected
to Be Close; Both Claim
Des Moines, la., Oct. 14. (Special.)
-Both wets and drys are claiming
a victory at the polls Monday when
the prohibitory constitutional amend
ment is t' be voted on in Iowa.
At the close of the campr.ign Sat
urday night Otto Stakzinger, local
leader of the wets and member of the
house of representatives fror.. Polk
county in the last legislatut , said
"The state will go wet by 60,000. Sen
timent in communities in all parts
of the state show that Iowa wants
the return of more liberal times."
J, B. Weede, state campaign mana
ger for the drys, said: "We will get
100,000 majority; more if the weather
is favorable. The farmer vote will
decide the issue finally and the farm
ers are dry."
Hundreds of thousands of dry ar
guments have been mailed from Des
Moines to every part of the state the
last- week. The wets have also been
distributing much literature.
Bryan Talks Temperance.
William Jennings Bryan spoke at
five different meetings in Des Moines
today. At 11 a. m he addressed the
soldiers at Camp Dodge. At 3 p. m.
he spoke at Clifton Heights Presby
terian chf rch. At 4:30 he addressed
a special meeting at Plymouth High
school and in the evening he ad
dressed the congregation at the Uni
versity Church of Christ.
Starxinger in Debate.
Otto Starzinger, Polk county repre
sentative in the Thirty-seventh gen
eral assembly, clashed in a street
meeting l.ere with Mrs. M. E. Patter
son ot sioux City, who was speaking
;or'the prohibitory amendment. Star
linger is a champion of the wet cause.
When he began to distribute literature
through the crowd favorable to the
wet cause lie accompanied the act by
a statcme-t that "I pay more taxes
than any one in town. Yoq fellows
well know what it means to declare
the state dry forever." Mrs. Patter
son seized an American flag and fling
ing it out over the head of Starzinger
challenged him to reiterate the state
ments beneath the banner. Starzinger
refused. He declared Mrs. Patterson
Mvas trylnsr to deceive the voters.
Turks Bury Babies
Alive and Carry
Off Pretty Girls
(Continued From Pais One.)
The League for Woman's Service
Wants Clubs Organized in Every
City With a Military Population
New York. Oct 13. To educate
the communities to a realization of
their responsibility for safeguarding
the morals of the troops quartered in
or near them, and to provide whole
some amusement for the men, are the
principal points toward which mili
tary social work should, be directed,
according to a statement issued by
the National League for Woman's
Service. Following its successful ex
periment in establishing a social club
for soldiers and sailors in New York,
the league is now planning to extend
this work through its branches in dif
ferent parts of the country in co
operation with the military authorities
and the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation. "Matters of food, shelter, clothing
and sanitation are necessarily under
government control," says the state
ment, "but the important question of
the moral environment surrounding
the young men and boys in the army
depends ve.y largely upon the com
munity in or near which they are
quartered. Communities which have
not done so must awake to a realiza
tion of the fact that it is as much
their duty to aid in safeguarding the
soldier as it is the government's duty
to provide for his health and training.
Decent Amusement Wanted.
"Attempts to suppress the social
evil without providing healthy forms
of amusement are likely to prove in
effective; nor wiP the problem be
solved by educating the men and ap
pealing to their better natures. What
is wanted is wnoie-neartea enorts on
the part of authorities and citizens to
provide places where the soldiers off
duty can find decent amusement in re
fined surroundings. It is the experi
ence of those who have undertaken
social work since America began. to
concentrate its fighting forces, that
the men are only too glad to spend
their spare time in such places.
(Continued From Pats On.)
"An example is furnished by the
Sailor's and Soldier's Social club es
tablished by the league in New York
City. The number of service men
coming to this club has steadily in
creased since it opened, until now one
may find 300 or 400 of them there al
most any evening. Members of the
league supervise the club, and their
friends and relatives, including many
young girls, attend as hostesses and
dancing partners. Entertainments
are given from time to time by well
known theatrical performers, who
volunteer their services; lectures and
classes in French are held daily; there
are writing, reading and game rooms
open all the time, and refreshments
consisting of sandwiches, cakes, ice
cream, soft drinks and unlimited to
A Club in Every Town.
"In every town there should be as
many clubs of this kind as necessary
to accommodate the permanent or
transient military population. Espe
cially should the people ot the cities
and towns near the cantonments and
other concentration points wake up to
this pressing necessity. Social clubs
have already been established by the
league at several points and it is plan
ned to extend this work as rapidly as
possible. Capable women who wish
to perform national service of this
kind are welcomed by the league and
assigned to its department of social
and welfare work. In addition, this
department is glad to furnish to in
dependent groups information on how
to start and maintain a soldiers' club
and how to co-operate with the mili
tary and Young Men's Christian
bodies lying near. As we approached
the women and children came around
us like hungry wolves, all restraint
lost in the one desire for a piece of
"The sick and dying lay around un
der the blazing sun with no one to
.care for them, waiting for the end.
One nlac-ft I saw a row of twelve dead
women and children who had been
lying in the shade of trees. With
them was one little baby still alive.
The shade had shifted and the burning
August sun had fallen on them and
killed them. A lone trench was dug
beside the field where these people
, were encamped. The people them
sMves were obliged to dig and fill it.
As soon as one died she was dragged
to the trench."
' In January, 1916, Dr. Rtggt laid,
there were 485,000 deported Armen
ians in Mesopotamia, while In May,
1917,; the most careful investigation
showed only 112,000 survivors, more
than three-quarter having perished
. from famine, pestilence and massacre
in fifteen months.
America Hat Helped.
"The only bright feature of this ter
rible picture is the help that has
actually reached a fraction of these
people through relief funds from
America's ever-ready generosity," Dr.
Kig$s said. "In Harput we were able
to give daily rations of bread to near
ly 5,000 widows and orphans. If more
money had come there were 20.000
within reach equally in need. Upon
the rupture of diplomatic relations the
Turkish government confiscated our
food supplies and many of these peo
ple perished of hunger."
Since then, however. Dr. Riggs con
tinued, arrangements nave been made
.to continue the relief work through
neutral agents who are disbursing the
funds and supplies gathered through
the American committee for Armen
ian and Syrian re'ief in New York
City. The question of saving the
, remnant of the Armenian race, he
said, can be solved only by American
Children Beg Bread.
"The Armenian men are dead," he
said, "and the women have been
rrnzhrA and cannot Inner survive the
terrible experiences through which
' they have passed. But there are 400,
000 orphan children, most of whom
are begging their bread today. The
hope of the future is in gathering to
gether these remnants and saving
them for the seed of the future Ar
' menian race. These children look to
us todav. If they can be fed and
housed and educated for the next ten
years they can constitute the leading
progressive element in the lite of a
nw xuerkey as tneir tatners did in
Urge Privileges of
Politics for the Men
Abroad in Trenches
. Washington, Oct 14. The War de
fartment at the request of state
officials is constderng the practcabil
ity ot extending to the troops in
France the same privileges as to vot
ing or otherwise continuing their sar-
' . ticipation in the political life of the
country that are to be granted to sol
dier training in the United States.
" The question presents many dithcul
tie and no decision ha been reached.
It ha been held that the troop in
'' France are on American soil within
the purpose of the law, bat some army
- officials feel that it would be carry
" ing the effort to protect civilians'
" right to an extrem to attempt to
' poll a vote of an army in the trenches.
- Practical difficulties, they (aid, may
' serve to produce h ruling against
such proceeding . . ...
tile in Russia and therein lies the suc
cess of the Bolsheviki.
Rus Suffer Much.
The sufferings of all the countries
involved in the present conflict are
enormous, but probably it is safe to
say that, aside from Belgium, no coun
try ha suffered so much as Kussia.
To the usual sufferings imposed by
the war were added the terrible
crime of the old regime. If monarchy
in Russia had died twelve year ago,
during the first revolution, it would
have oeen a natural death, and both
tide would have gained by it The
principle of monarchy and the czar
himself would not have been so hated
a now, and, on the other hand, the me
country would not have been poi
soned as it now is. The monarchic
system, in its practically unlimited
form, was dead in Russia long ago,
and decaying, poisoned all the atmos-
1I1CIC UUU1IU 11.
: Ike Poisonous Cancer.
The Bolsheviki danger is like a can
cer. If is is not operated on in time it
is bound to arrow tilt it reaches the
vital organ and kills the patient.
I he situation in Kussia is critical
and dangerous snd the determination
of Karenskv in creating the coalition
cabinet is the bright spot in the situ
ation. Pursuing this course, Kerensky
will have against him the Bolsheviki,
but with him will be entire Russia, at
east 95 per cent of the revolutionary
democracy still unaffected by the ter
rible disease, anarchy. A physical
clash between the Bolsheviki and the
forces supporting the provisional gov
ernment is almost inevitable, and
under the circumstances it need not
create fear. There are very few
chances that the Bolsheviki will sud
denly understand the seriousness of
the situation and sincerely yield to the
provisional government. Most proba
bly they will not do so, and therefore
the sooner the inevitable clash comes
the better for Russia, for Russian de
mocracy and for the great cause of the
U. P. to Help Employes Who
Desire to Buy Liberty Bonds
Until the return of President Calvin
from his western trip it will not be
determined whether or not the Union
Pacific will inaugurate a campaign
among its employes looking to the
sale of Liberty bonds of the sec
ond issue. However, the official an
nouncement has gone out that if em
ployes desire to Iity bonds the com
pany will aid in their purchase.
If Union Pacific employes desire to
buy Liberty bonds and do not have
cash to pay in full, the company will
advance $2.50 on the purchase of each
$50 bona, deducting the amount of
the payment fror tin. month' salary.
The maximum amount advanced will
be 25 per cent of the employe' an
nual salary, providing the employe
wants to take over so large a block
BONDS TO SEI1
(Continued From Fare On)
WILL ASK BOOST
IN FREIGHT RATES
. (Continued From Poto Ono.)
They are leaving home, father.
mother, sister, sweetheart everything
and everybody that you may live
under the flag of liberty.
Must Take Care of the Boys.
"It is your duty to give them? the
best that can be had food, clothing
and ammunition. Without these nec
essaries, we cannot win. And the
sooner vnt supply them in quantities
just that much sooner will our boys
be permitted to return home,
"The only way we, who tannot go
t othe front and fight, can help is to
furnish our money and our credit. Wc
must buy Liberty bonds.
"The man who buys a Liberty bond
today is an much a patriot as the man
who shot ders a musket and goes to
the front. But the boy who goes to
the front does not ask 'is this a good
investment?' He says it is my duty.
Loyalty to country means protecting
it with every ounce "of our flesh and
every dollar we have, if necessary.
Must Know the Mean'ng.
"I think this question of buying
Liberty bonds is only a question of
understanding what it really means.
When Nebraskans realize that we are
at war, that we must win, then they
will give of everything they have."
Gigantic plans are being made !n
Omaha for the three Liberty bond
days. The general committee will
meet ever day at noon at the Com
mercial club. The city will be can
vassed thoroughly and by the end
of the week, it is anticioated that
Omaha's quota will be well oversubscribed.
PILOTS FOR BALLOON
Fort Omaha Commanding Offi
cer Holds Out Attractive Offer
for Young Men in This
Branch of Service.
vance in rates, could Se shown. At
the same time the commission granted
eastern roads, hardest hit of all by the
car shortage and congestion of last
winter, advances in class rates, which
the railroads estimate approximate 5
Operating Expense Increase.
A resume for August of railroad
operations for the entire country,
made public today by the commission,
with all roads reporting except eight,
shows that gross operating receipts
increased nearly $j7,000,000 over Au
gust. 1916. but that net revenue from
operations, despite this heavy increase
-about 12 per cent fell more than
$4,000,000 belov; the figures of a year
ago. While gross revenues touched
the highest tevel ever recorded in any
August, expenses increased $41,000,
000 and net revenue per mile fell off
from $528 to $507
i Eastern i.nd western roads were
especially hard hit. the comnilation
shows. Gross revenues of the former,
$19,000,000 more than a year ago,
touched $160,000,000, but expenses
more man Kept pace witn the in
creased receipts and net revenue fell
approximately $2,500,000 under those
of August, 1916. Western roads
showed a $10,000,000 increase in re
ceipts and a $12,000,000 increase in ex
penses, while southern roads made.
net, nearly $1,000,000 more than a year
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as day follows night
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and your bladder In working condition and
you need have no fear of disease. Don't
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Whenever you experience backache, nervous
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The commanding officer of the Uni
ted States army balloon school at
Fort Omaha, says the qualifications
of men applying for the commission
of first lieutenant as observation
pilots are as follows:
The balloon service calls for a high
class of work, and applicants for com
missions in this line must possess
They must have a good education
and be willing to study and work
hard to fit themselves for the posi
tion. They must be energetic and force
ful, and of good moral character and
After passing the examinations re
quired the applicant is enlisted as a
first class private in the aviation sec
tion of the Signal Enlisted Reserve
corps. He is then asigned to a school
for training, and the time of training
depends upon the. man's ability.
After qualifying as an observation
balloon pilot he is commissioned as
a first lieutenant aviation section Sig-
nai umcers Keserve corps.
From the time of his entrance into
the school until he is commissioned
he receives $100 per month, quarters
and food allowance; as a first lieuten
ant, $2,000 a year.
Men who have been summoned un
der the selective draft may be exam
ined for aviation. However, they will
not be enlisted, but after assignment
to the cantonment they may apply
for transfer to the aviation section
of the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps,
providing they have passed a success
ful examination for aviation.
Application blanks can be secured
by addressing the president of the
Aviation Examining board, Fort Omaha.
In Canada Assured
Under F, B. Carvell
Ottawa, Ont, Oct. 14. Success for
union government under Premier
Borden was assured today, when F.
B. Carvell Of New Brunswick tnnk
office as minister of public works and
Premier George Murray of Nova
Scotia consented to become secre
tary of state.
Mr. Carvell has been the most ac
tive and effective opponent of the
conservative government. His atti
tude was more feared than that of
any other member of the opposition.
ne supported compulsory military
service and broke with his leader, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier, on that issue.
Mr. Murray never has been in fed
eral politics, but has shown trreat
strength in his own province and re
cently was returned with a great ma
jority in a general provincial election.
When Mr. Murray takes office the
formation of the new government will
have been completed.
Colonel C. C. Ballantyne, whom
r Cf'vc'K mi reeds, became minister
of marine and fisheries, the portfolio
vacaieu oy j. u. mzen.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
TAFT TO LECTURE
IN OMAHA FRIDAY
Former President to Talk
Before Fine Arts Society
and Also Palimpsest
William Howard Taft, ex-president
of the United States and chairman
of the Red Cross central committee,
will open the lecture course of the
Omaha Society of Fine Arts Friday
at 4 o'clock at the Boyd theater, when
he gives a patriotic talk, "A Real
Peace and Not a Patched-Up Prom
ise." Profits from the lecture go to
the Red Cross.
Following his talk Mr. Taft will or-
' And Beans Show
yesterday in a wreie to a collision
betcr a freight and passenger tram
on the Chicago, Rock,lsland & Pa
cific raiitoad at Moris. All the vic-
Wl6 were trainmen.'
Sloan Leaves Washington
For Short Trip to Gsnsva
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Oct. 14. (Special Tel
egram.) Representative Sloan let
for his home in Geneva yesterday. Hu
family will remain here until the re
convening of congress.
Representative Dan Stephens of th
Third Nebraska district will join i
party of ten congressmen at an At
lantic port next week and sail with
them tb the battlefields of Flan
ders. L. S. McConnell, son of F. R. Mc
Connell of Omaha, is in Washington
awaiting a commission as first lieu
tenant in the construction division ol
the Signal corps. He has taken his
examination and understands he
Fort Meade to Become
Signal Corps Training Camp
Sturgis, S. D., Oct. 14. (Special.)
Major General Carter commanding
general of the central department ol
the United States army, accompanied
by his aide, Captain Crutchet, made
an official visit to Fort Meade Fri
day for the purpose of inspecting thi
General Carter said his visit to Fort
Meade was or the purpose of put
ting the post in condition for im
mediate occupancy as a training
school for the signal corps.
ganize a local branch of the League
to Enforce Peace.
Members' tickets may be reserved
at the theater Monday and Tuesday.
The public sale of seats, from 25 cents
to $1.50, opens Wednesday.
Fine Arts society members enter
tain Mr. Taft at luncheon and the
Palimpsest club gives a dinner for
him at the Fontenelle. ,
Thomas Whitney Surette will lec
ture for the Fine Arts society in De
cember. He is an organist and com
poser and has the distinction of being
the only American lecturer on the
Oxford university staff.
Ralph Adams Cram, authority on
Gothic architecture, is to lecture in
January. He is at present in charge
of the completion of the Cathedral of
St. John the Divin; in New York City.
Royal Cortissoz, author of "Art and
Common Sense," comes in March.
John Masefield, poet, has also been
Impgene Votes Water Works.
Imogene, la., Oct. 14. (Special
Telegram.) The election just held to
bond the town of Imogene for water
works carried, six to one. The vic
tory was made easy by a donation of
$4,000 to help pay for the plant by
Rev. Father Hayes, pastor of St. Pat
rick's church. A similar victory was
obtained a year ago which resulted
in the installation of an electric light
plant. Next year probably Imogene
will have a public library and rest
f room for women and children.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 14. Enor
mous increases in production of fall
onions, cabbage and beans over last
year are shown in estimates an
nounced today by the Department of
Fall onion production is forecast
at 13,554,150 bushels, compared with
7,832,700 last year. The acreage this
year is 41,300, against 28,400 last year.
California leads with 3,348,000 bush
els; New York is second, with 2,881.
200 bushels, and Ohio third, with 1.
Production of cabbage is forecast
at 691,920,000 tons, compared with
252,310 tons last year. The acreage
is 73,200, against 40,800 last year.
New York leads in production with
349,680 tons,, almost four times as
much as last year, and Wisconsin is
second, with 121,900 tons.
Almncf rlrkiiKI t-Ksi n 1 1 fi n f I tr rf Kianc '
A UUUU1V II V 14141 II i J V WVUilJ
is forecast, with a total of 15,814,000
bushels in the five principal growing
states New York, Michigan, Colo
rado, New Mexico and California.
California leads with 9,278,000 bush
els; Michigan is second, with 4,006,
000 bushels. ,
Two Killed When Kock
Island Trains Collide
Morris, 111., Oct. 14. Two persons
were killed and four seriously injured
HELP WIN THE
Stand By the Boys Who Are Going To the
Front by Buying a Liberty Bond.
The Loan, Savings and Building Associations of Omaha
invite all their members and others to purchase Liberty
Loan Bonds. Do your bit. Let everyone own, at least, one
4 Liberty Bond. We will help you easy terms de
ferred payments bonds from $50,00 up. Ask anyone of us
for full information.
THE CONSERVATIVE SAYINGS A1TD LOAN ASSOCIATION,
.1014 Harney Street.
THE 0XA1IA LOAN AND BUILDING ASSOCIATION,
t Northwest Corner 15th and Dodge Streets.
THE OCCIDENTAL BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
322 South 18th Street.
THE NEBBASKA SAYINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
811 South 18th Street.
THE PBUDENTIAL SAYINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
120 South 17th Street.
THE C0XXEBCIAL SAYINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
4631 South 34th Street.
THE HOME SAYINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
4724 South 24th Street.
THE BANKERS' SAYINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
150S Faraam Street.
The State Savings and Loan Assn.
1623 BASKET STREET.
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