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VOL. XLVII. NO. 111.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1917.-TWELVE PAGES.
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NATIONS. BOND DRIVE
AMERICAN FIGHTERS DEMAND
FOOD AND ARMS; WILL THEY
. GET THEM? BUY YOUR BOND
Secretary McAdoo Declares Five Billions of Dollars Are
Needed to Supply Soldiers and Sailors with Neces
sary Supplies and Equipment; Today is
M ' the Day to Subscribe.
(By Associated Preen.)
The American fighting man does hot ask the government
to guarantee him safety.
He. does not ask for. ease and luxury; a feather bed to
lie on at night or a smoking jacket to lounge in during the day.
He expects to face hardship and danger; expects to die if
necessary to protect the American home from the kaiser's heel.
NEEDS COUNTRY'S BACKING. '
But he has a right to ask the civilian
population to do this much for him
A arm him- with the best gun that
American money and American in
genuity can devise, a gun that will
shoot faster and farther than any gun
yet made, and give him the best bayo
net that can be forged by American
skill and brain.
It is the only chance he has for his
life. That is all we can do for him,
- Isn't he entitled, to it?
The $5,000,000,000 raised through
the Second Liberty loan , will be de
voted chiefly to this, declared Secre
tary McAdoo yesterday in his Liberty
day address at Atlanta, Ga.
GERMANY AIMS AT FARMER.
Germany's efforts to keep Ameri
can ships off the high seas through
her ruthless submarine warfare was a
direct blow aimed at the prosperity of
American farms and of American
business, he said.
, After reminding his hearers that
America went to war in 1812 to vin
dicate her right to the freedom of the
seas and had steadfastly maintained
it since then, he continued: v
"Why is that right so essential to
America's life and security? It is be-
... cause we have always producedmore
than we can (fcmsume at home.' And
the very prosperity of our people,
their, very life, in fact, depends upon
their ability at all times to sell that
surplus'in the open markets of the'
Awakening Due the Kaiser.
Thc German emperor "had been led
, by disloyaj people in this country to
f ?bcjieve' .that America never would
fight," Secretary McAdoo continued,
"and that any transgression of our
rights' would .be met simply by pro
tests." Had America submitted and kept
her ships off the seas, discord and dis-
content among American i people
would have followed, Mr. McAdoo
said, and the German emperor by one
stroke of his pen would have accom
. piished "more destruction upon
American farms, in American fac
, tories and business houses and to
American interests all over this land
than he could accomplish with all the
armies and navies of the German em
The secretary then turned to ruth
less submarine warfare and recited
stories of helpless men and women
being drowned at sea.
"Some man has said, or is alleged
to' have said, that America had no
i"st'jftlt'on fr tn'3 "var w'tn Ger-
, (Continued on PafeTivo, Column One.)
"Red Cross Chairman
Remains in Jassy
. " Petrograd, Oct. 24. Colonel Henry
W. Anderson, chairman of the Ameri
can Red Cross mission to Roumania,
has decided to remain in Jassy
through the winter to aid the work of
the medical unit and to direct relief
The Red - Cross hospital unit al
ready has handled Scores of cases.
For Nebraska Unsettled.
Temperatures at Omaha
S a. m
t a. m.
7 a. m.
' 8 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
1 p. in.
2 p. m.
3 p. m.
4 p. in.
8 p, in.
6 p. m.
7 p. m.
8 p. m.
; Compartlve local Record.
, 1917. 1916. 1118. 1914.
Highest yesterday.... 59 39 80 49
Lowest yesterday. . 31 33 CS 40
Mean tmperature. ... 40 38 6 " 44
Precipitation -f.W .42 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal: -
Normal temperature 60
Deficiency for the day t 10
Total deficiency since March 1 348
Normal precipitation... .07 Inch
Deficiency for the day 07 inch
Total rainfall since llarch 1.... 30.86 Inches
Deficiency since March 1...... 6.94 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916.11.61 Inches
Deficiency for cot. period, 1916. 1.58 Inches
' Reports From Station at 7 P. M.
v Station and State Temp. High- Bain
A of Weather. 7 p.m. t. fall.
uheyenne,' cloudy., 46 66 .00
Des Moines, part cloudy,
Dodge City, clear
. Lander, part cloudy....
N'orth Platte, cloud v....
Daman, part cloudy....
Pueblo, cloud v..
'Rapid CItv. cloudy....,
. Santa Fee, part cloudy. .
Bloux City, part cloudy
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
, L. A. Welsh, Meteorologist.
OUT PICK OF
General Petain Wins Greatest
" Victory Since Verdun:
London, Oct. 24. An increase in
the loss of British merchantmen
.through mines or submarines is
noted in the admiralty report for
the current week. . Seventeen ves
sels over 1,600 tons and eight under
1,600 tons were sunk. , ;
Berlin,- Oct; ,24. (VialLoncton)
On a wide front between the Gulf of
Riga and the Dvina, the German
troops have been withdrawn without
interruption from the - enemy, army
headquarters anndunced today. The
withdrawal took place Sunday night.
, - (By Associated Press.)
An Austro-German offensive has
been instituted on the Italian front,
army headquarters announced today.
German and Austrian infantry this
morning captured the foremost Ital
ian positions near Flitch and Tolmino
in the northern portion of the Bain
Rome, Oct. 24.--The Austrians have
concentrated strong forces on the
Italian front for offensive purposes,
army headquarters announced today.
A large proportion of these troops
" Paris, Oct. ' 24. Smashing against
the German lines along a six-mile
front northeast of Soissons, the
French have , made important gains
from the German crown prince.
The sudden blow also brought the
French 8,000 prisoners and 25 heavy
General Petain comoleted an ef
fective step toward Laon, the south-'
era extremity of the Hindenburg line
and an important railroad center,
which lies ten miles northeast of
Chavignon, where the French ad
vance attained ' its greatest depth.
two and one-fifth miles. -
The heights dominating Fargny
Filain, at the extreme right," were
seized and French guns now can bat
ter, the Germans on the hills on the
opposite side of the Ailette rivet
More important still, they-can pour
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
A GERMAN BROUGHT DOWN FROM THE SKIES French officers and poilus inspecting
the remains of a German aenlane brought down in flames in the Aisne district.
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Sa&iSL. HI I lllllllWIISIMSPI
SAY KERENSKY CONNIVED
WITH KAISER AND TRIED TO
GIVE PETROGRAD TO ENEMY
Soldiers' and Workmen's Council in Resolutions Charge
Premier With Treason and Plan to Take Over
Government; Rumors Fly of Bolshevik! : ;
' ' (By Associated Fresa.) .
Petrograd, Oct ?4. -The Petrograd ! council of soldiers
and workman's delegates on Monday adopted a resolution pro
posed by Leon Trotzky, president of its executive committee
and a leading maximalist, declaring the salvation of the coun
try lies in the conclusion of peace as quickly as possible.
TfF.RElMSKY ACCUSED. O r
The resolution contains declarations
accusing Premier Kerensky of a de
sire to deliver Petrograd . into the
hands of thei Germans and their "im
perialist allies" and also of openly fa
voring the German ' emperor. The
resolution demands that all power
pass into the hands of the councils of
soldiers and workmen and instructs
the executive committee to propose
an armistice to all the nations. As
long as peace is not concluded, how
ever, continues the resolution, the
committee must defend Petrograd and.
restore the army tothe status of a
In consequence tof this resolution
the Petrograd council of soldiers' and
workmen's delegates has decided to
form a revolutionary general staff for
the defense of Petrograd.
r KERENSKY AN AUTOCRAT.
Leon Trotzky, president of . the
executive committee of the Petrograd
council of workmen's- and soldiers'
delegates, at a "meeting of the council
Tuesday explained why the Bolshe
viki bolted the first meeting of the
Russian democratic congress, declar
ing that that body had not been rep
resentative of .the people and was not
trusted by the soldiers and workmen.
(Continued on Page Eigat Colnmn Fire.)
Youth Works on Farm to Earn
Money to Buy Some Liberty Bonds
While not in France fighting in the
trenches, Frederick L. Montmorency,"
17 years of age, son of General
Freight Agent Montmorency of the
Burlington, is doing his bit to help
win the war,-
Young Montmorency will be gradu
ated from the Omaha High school
next February, and, whether he at
tends school or not, he will have
earned enough credits to secure his
diploma. Not only ' will he have
earned the necessary credits, but he;
will have the distinction of being one
of the Omaha boys to have given his
time to the government and then'
having invested his earnings in Lib--erty
Last May when the call camef or
boys to go to the farms, young Mont
morency was among the first to re
spond and remained until August. -Returning
home, he invested the sur- .
plus earnings in Liberty bonds and
then struck out for Wyoming, where
he quickly found employment on one
of the cattle ranches. He remained
there until the Omaha schools opened
last September, at which time he re
turned home and invested his savings
in more Liberty bonds. He continued
in school until last week, when again
he listened to the call of the helas.
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He was well along in his school workO Nebraska, .where - he . immediately
and again sought and secured more
credits in order that again he might
do his J)it in winning the war.
Having been assured that his school
work was of the highest character,
youngMontmorency again started for
the farm, this time going into central
found work husking; corn. He will
cdntinue at this until the crop is gath
ered, when he, will return home with
enough money laid aside to buy a
couple more Liberty bonds, the first
payment on which he has already
BALKY ON BONDS,
IS FORCED TO BUY
Mayor of Manilla, With Group
of Citizens, Goes Over, Orders
Stores Closed and Forces
Men to Subscribe.
(Br Associated fress.)
Manilla, la., Oct.' 24 After they
had been refused the-use of the hall
at Aspinwall, a strong German town,
for a- Liberty loag meeting, and after
they they had had arrested the owner
of the hall, John Brus, by a United
States, marshal, 75 citizens of this
place went to Aspinwall this after
noon, closed the stores, r6uted out the
citizens and got during the one day
practically all of the town and town
ship's quota of bonds.
All persons who' did not buy bonds
are" being investiagted. The city
marshal of Aspinwall today was or
dered to resign by the, atSte Defense
Manilla itself -is a German com
munity.' - ' ' . :
, Town Hall Locked.
The action by the local men fol
lowed, an attempted bond meeting at
Aspinwall last night. The hall .owned
by Mr. Brus had been rented for the
occasion, but. when local bankers and
speakers went to the town the hall
was 4arVsnd Brus could not be
found.1 Citizens of Aspinwall on the
streets laughed, at the Liberty loan
solicitors. Brus was arrested about 1
o'clock this morning..
The delegation in 15 automobiles
was headed by Mayor Roscoe Saun
ders. Many of the members were
Germans.. When the cars entered the
town they stopped in the street and
Mr. Saunders, standing up in his car,
ordered all stores closed and all per
sons to come to the Brus hall, where
a Liberty loan meeting would be held.
Mrs. Brus, wife of the man arrested
early in the morning because he re
fused the use of his hall for the meet
ing last night, opened the building.
Many subscriptions. were taken from
the crowd that gathered at, Mr. Saun
Given Chance to Buy.
Later in the day solicitors went out
from the hall as headquarters and
worked the town 'for bond applica
tions. AH property holders were given
a chance to buy a bond. Those who
refused are being investigated. Unless
it can be shown that they were unable
to invest at all they will be reported
to lli faderal authorities. '
BIG DRIVE IS ON
IN CAMPAIGN FOR
Meeting to Be Held in Boyd
Theater Today, With Most of
the Counties in Nebraska
The statewide meeting of commit
teemen from Nebraska counties - to
work on the food pledge card drive
will be held in Omaha in the Boyd
theater at 2 o'clock today. Senator
Hitchcock, Dr. George E. Condra and
Congressman Sloan will speak. S. R.
McKelvie, state director of the cam
paign, will outline the plans. G. W.
Wattles, statie food administrator, will
preside. The meeting is open to the
public. Committeemen from most of
the counties have promised to attend
Reports indicate that the pledge
card campaigr in Nebraska promises
to be a rousing success. N. T. Lund,
county chairman for Washington
county, telephoned that with two ex
ceptions, every one to whom school
children have presented the pledge
cards have signed. His committee is
conducting a school house campaign
of education and within a weelc the
message of food conservation will
have been expounded in every school
house in the county. He estimates
that 95 per cent of the 4,000 families
in Washington county will be repre
sented by signed cards. The work in
Blair is being done by 25 active young
women .who are making a house-to-house
v ' - All Doing Good Work.
Regarding the campaign in Gage
county, A. H. Kidd reports as follows:
"Pledge card campaign a success in
Gage county., In rural districts and
villages teachers are overseeing the
work, the county superintendent giv
ing valuable assistance. In Beatrice,
Wymorc, Blue Springs and Adams,
the canvass is being made by high
school-girls, who are glad of this
chance to do their bit."
The campaign is steaming up in fine
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
OMAHA GIVES ITS
FOR WAR BONDS
Ten Million the Mark Set and Indications' Are That it Has
- Been Reached and Perhaps Exceeded in the ' ,
Drive Made Yesterday by the
People of the City.
The figures that are at hand indicate that Omaha's sub
scription to the Liberty loan bonds, at the least, are pretty close
to $10,000,000. Many of the individuals and committees par
ticipating in the drive of yesterday had not reported last night,
and, consequently, it was not known to a certainty the aggre
gate of the pledges secured. I
-OHALF MILLION ABOVE MARK?.
J However, with $9,440,100 reported
A J aI 1 Vll J 1. .
it noon yciicraay, mere n mue qoudc
Hands Portfolio Over to Kaiser
On Latter's Return to Ber
v lin; Successor Is Not
London, Oct. f4. Dr. George ML
chaelis, the German imperial chan
cellor, has placed his, portfolio in the
hands of Emperor William, according
to an Amsterdam dispatch' given out
by the Wireless Press. .
Kaiser Back in Berlin.; ' " "
Copenhagen, Oct, 24.-Emperor
William returned to Berlin last night
prepared to begin dealing immediate
ly witli the political crisis, particularly
as it affects the imperial chancellorship.
Rudolph von Vacntini, chief of the
emperor's civil cabinet, made a report
to the ' emperor on the train on the
various developments of the internal
political situation during the em
peror's absence in the Balkans.
Valentini is known jokingly as "the
carrier of the bowstring" on account
of the part he plays in the political
demise . of the highest imperial and
Prussian civil officials. He acts as the
emperor's eyes and ears in ascertain
ing public and political opinion.
Responsibility is accredited popu
larly to Valentini for the selection of
Dr. Michaelis when it was decided to
drop Prince von Buelpw as a candi
date owing to the socialist announce
ment that they would make open war
on the government if the prince were
reinstated as chancellor. It is said
that Michaelis was not even consid
ered three hours before his appoint
ment was made.
Prince von Buelow again is being
advocated strongly for the chan
cellorship by the conservatives. So
cialists, through the party news serv
ice, announce that if the emperor asks
the opinion of the Reichstag parties
they will not hesitate to tell him their
unfavorable opinion of Von Buelow.
Edison Official is N. Y.
Washington, Oct. 24. Arthur Wil
liams, vice president and general
manager of the New York Edison
company, was today appointed fed
eral food administrator for New York
Cheerfulness and Francis Dellone
Celebrate Birthday Together
Francis )C. Dellone, pioneer and
builder of Omaha, observed his 84th
birthday anniversary on Tuesday at
the home of a daughter, Loretta Del
lone, 221 South Nineteenth street. A
present from this daughter was a
painting of the octogenarian by Ar
thur Rothefy, local arti3t. Years ago
Mr. Rothery selected as a subject
for his picture, "The Smile that Never
Wore Off," which won a' prize in an
eastern art exhibit. '
When Mr. Dellone arrived here 60
years ago last spring from York
county, Pennsylvania, when Omaha
was an Indian village, he brought
an apprentice workman, and the '
twain camped on the site of the city
Auditorium. More than half a cen
tury ago he gave away the northwest
corner of Sixteenth and Harney
streets as a bonus. The Lord Lister
hospital, formerly the Dellone hotel,
was built by him and stands today
asa monument to his ability as a
Mr. Dellone is a descendant of
General Nicolai de Lon of Alsace
Lorraine. He served one term as
president of the Dougla County As
sociation of Nebraska Pioneers. An-
nthr rlan&rhtcr i Mr. T. P. Finlev'
of 2969 Poppleton avenue, t Fred COaffairs of the city in which he has
orotner, oiea a year ko,
-.-'t .ST. 'jlr'sii'&iiyti iff
. This ,- - pioneer attributes his
longevity to a cheerful disposition.
He has seen Omaha grow from a
village to a great western metropolis
and rnntiauti bit interest ia men and
lived three score of years.
Four generations of his family are
living, the next; in line to himself
being Mrs. Finley; her daughter, Mrs.
Clark Evison, ' of Corning, la., and
but the sales during the afternoon
exceeded 1500,000. Some of the more
enthusiastic men and women taking
part in the drive said last night that
when the totals are made, they will
not be surprised to find that Omaha
has oversubscribed its quota by at
least 1500,000. and perhaps consider- '
WOMEN PASS'$500,000 MARK.
The $500,000 mark has been passed
in Omaha by the womenVcommittei
in soliciting for Liberty bond sub
scriptions. Mrs. E. M. Fairfield, chair,
man of the committee made the an
nouncement yesterday. At noon when
the women met at the Commercial
club, the total subscriptions aggre
gated $467,550. Subscrintions an
nounced at the ' meeting totaled $39,-
, The women have solicited $179,100
since last Saturday. In this amount
is the subscription of John A. Mun
roe of the Union Pacific, $25,000.
The First i and Second Scientist
i t i i !l i io i en ti
enurencs nave suusunucu io,iju. mo
church committee has brought in
subscriptions amounting to-. $148,000.
Day Observed in Omaha. .
Liberty day in ' Omaha was ob
served by especially hard work on the
part of all those who solicited for
Liberty bond subscriptions. (
The courts suspended business in
the afternoon. The city hall and ,
many other places of business closed
for the day, or for, the( afternoon,
while everyone was working for the
Liberty bond subscription '
: The teams were hustling hard in ,
every quarter of the city, and en
deavoring to clean up the loose ends
reaching all those who had in one way
or another been overlooked in the
campaign thus fan
Time to Pay Up. ;
Because thousands of people who
have subscribed for Liberty, bonds
have not yet gone to their "banks to
make a first payment on them, these
bonds have not been reported to the
federal reserve district, and are not
included in the totab at .Washington.
This is one of the things that is hold,
ing back the totals at Washington as
they arc being made up from day,
The local bankers are especially
anxious therefore that all those who
have subscribed come in at once and
make their first payments in order
that their subscription may become
an official matter of record. '
' ' Over Nine Millions.
The total subscriptions reported for
Omaha to date are $9,440,100.
W. H. Pitzer, chairman of the Otoe
county committee, - reports ,$561,001)
in subscriptions to date,"
N. H. Dovey, chairman of Cass
county, reports $299,300 , subscribed
in the couuty.
F. R. Kingsley, chairman of Kcar- N
ney county, reports $90,000 to date,
witn nait ot tne county yet to be
E. r Andrews of Howard county
reports $18,850. t- ,
W. F. Mason of Loup county re
forts $80,000 of the, county quota of
The city of Lincoln has sub-,
' The United States Rubber com
pany yesterday subscribed $15,000
in Omaha, and Manager McAdam,
who brought in the cash for the sub '
scription, also brought in subscript
tions totaling $2,500 from the com
pany's employes here. '
: J. J. Tooley, secretary of the state
(Continued on Page Klrht, Colmna Four.)
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