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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1917 TWENTY PAGES.
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CAMP FUNSTOM COMMANDER
SAYS: WAR WILL CONTINUE
LONG TIME; ONLY STARTED
' : ' ..
Witnesses Parachute Leap by Expert of Fort Omaha Bal
loon School; Major Shiverick, Former Omaha Boy,
His Adjutant; Actively Pushes Big
Liberty Bond Drive.
"Goodby, general, I'll see you inO
France," shouted Lieutenant Colonel
Fravel as he soared away from the
terrain at Fort Omaha in a free bal
loon yesterday morning.
The colonel waved farewell to Ma
jor General Leonard Wood, who
visited the fort and viewed demonstra
tions of the various departments.
"Good luck to you," said the general
as Fravel's balloon followed, another
which had been released a minute be
fore. The two baloons followed an
eastward course and were watched
with interest by the commanding of
ficer pf Camp Funston, who was in
Omaha to boost Liberty bonds.
I Several captive observation balloons
were raised and lowered by means
of motor winches and General Wood
followed every detail with close in
terest. On the northwest hill of the fort
grounds a captive balloon was raised
to a height of 1,500 feet when Ser
geant Richardson mac'e Jlis first
parachute jump, landing a short dis
tance from a point directly under the
balloon. The sersreant had one of the
new type parachutes strapped to his
qacK ana an ne naa to ao was 10 jump
from the balloon and the parachute
did the rest.
Sees Parachute Leap.
. General Wood watched this j per
formanc'ev while, standing at" the side
of Lieutenant Colonel-Hersev; iwho
explained that the" jumper -usually1
drops. about 7-feet before the, .para
chute was inflated. .' In; this Itistaiice
J '.the inflation occurred jh less, than tlje;
Weather conditions favored the
demonstrations given by the balloon
men, ..JLeo. Stevens was busy direct
ing he operations.
At Fort Omaha this week 400 en
listed men. not including the officers
subscribed to $16,900 of Liberty
bonds, which was interesting news to
Lieutenant Colonel Hersey and
General Wood were happy to meet
again, this being their first meeting
since- they separated alter tne fcpan-ish-Amencan
war. Hertey served as
major with , the general during the
General Wood is still of the same
opinion, as recently expressed, that
the war will continue a long time and
that the person who states the con
trary is deceiving himself and others
"We have only started in this busi
ness of War. It is going to be a long
ene, said the general.
- General Full of Pep. '
"What have you for us to do to
flay?" asked Captain Williams, one of
the aides with Major General Leonard
Wood, when the party arrived yes
terday from Camp Funston.
Robert Manley. commissioner of
. the Commercial club; T. C. Byrne and
;others of the local committee, ex
plained the program which had been
arranged for the distinguished, mili
tary visitor. ,
FOR BONDS IS
Many Rich Counties Have Not
Yet Reported; $41 ,000 In 5
, . Subscriptions Here
' Counties and cities of Nebraska
which i have reported their Liberty
TO GENERAL WOOD
AND BUY BONDS
Commandant From Camp Fun
ston Points Out Necessity of
Standing Behind Government.
(Continued oa Fats Tout, Column 8U.)
Scott Resigns From .
War. Industries Board
Washington, Oct 26. Frank A.
Scott of Cleveland, O., has resigned
aj chairman of the war industries
board because of ill health.
Kor Nebraska Fslr; colder.
Temperature! at Omaha Yesterday.
. , v 'Hour. Dem
S a. m. .
(a. m. .
7 a. in..
I a in..
9 a. in..
10 a. m. .
11 a. in.
12 m 47
2 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
I p. ro
' p. m
7 p. m. .
3 p. ni
Comparative Local Becord.
1917. 1JH. 1316. 1914.
aigheit yesterday.... 64 71 69 6
Lowest yesterday 32 41 46 32
Mean temperature..., 43 IS 67 41
v Precipitation- .11 T .90 .09
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal: '
Kornial tempeat are . 49
Deficiency tor tba day i
'Total deficiency since-March 1 2(2
Normal precipitation 07 inch
Excess for the day .04 inch .
Total rainfall -since March 1... .31. 21 inches
deficiency since March 1 6.72 tnshes
. Deficiency (or cor: period, 1919.. 11.59 Inches
, Deficiency for con period, 1915N 1.70 Inches'
Reports From Stations at 7 IV M.
' Station and Gtate Temp. High- Ttalrt-
loan subscriptions to the Federal Re
serve ank at Kansas City give Ne
braska an official subscription to date
This total is reported with many of
the' richest counties of the state still
to be heard from.
Omaha's total reported up' to last
night ir $9,829,950, or $173,100 more
ithati tjbt previous day, , v. .
J Among the larger, Omaha subscrip
tions "reported yesterday were; '-
U W, Wolf f Manufacturing- Co....$ ,000
Cudahy Packlnf owpar "....... 25,000
'M. ;:5trliS';.5.A;u.i;.i.-M 1.O0J
Crelghton university ... . .5,opp
The subscriptions riported Into the
Federal Reserve bank officially by .14
counties, 'and the cities of Lincoln
and Omaha, making up the total of
$19,273,750, are as follows: ,
Antelope h t
Casl , ,
City of Lincoln 3,525.900
7 p. m.
1 Theyenne,' snow, . . . .
Uavenport. clear. . . .
:s Moines, clear. . .
ftowgo City, c!oudy..
North Platte, cloudy.
Rapid City, cloudy..
' T Indicate trace of precipitation.
- .- X A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
Mail carriers of Omaha brought in
$15,800 worth of Liberty bond sub
scriptions from their routes on Lib
erty day. - . i
Employes ot Hayden Bros, have
bought $12,500 worth of Liberty
bontis. This is exclusive of the sums
subscribed by the firm.
Railway Exchange New
Name For foamge Block
Beginning November 1 the Ramge
block, Fifteenth and Harney streets,
will be known as -the Railway Ex
change building. That name has been
decided upon by officials of railroads
having offices' in it and .approved by
The Railway exchange wilt. bouse
the passenger and freight departments
of the Milwaukee, Rock Island and
Great Western, with the Wabash,
Denver & Rio Grande and Missouri
Pacific coming in later.
Illinois Central- officials expect to
mcuce into the Railway exchange next
year, to be followed later by the
Northwestern and the Union Pacific
Painleve's New Ministry -
Is Opposed By Socialists
Paris, Oct. 26. Premier Painleve's
ministry obtained 346 favorable votes
on October 19 and his new ministry
yesterday obtained only 288 votes,
slightly more than half the votes in
the Chamber of Deputies. The on-
position -rotes numbered 137, partly
from the socialists and partly from.
the-radical socialists, fine, same
groups supplied the hundred members
wno abstained trom voting.
Iron and Steel Institute
Delegates Pledge Support
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 26. Five hun
dred delegates to the American Iron
and Steel Institute today pledged
every effort to help win the war.
Judge Gary, in a speech, said that the
United States must , prepare for a
long conflict, but predicted certain
victory, , ' J , v.
Major General Wood addressed
meeting at the Boyd theater Friday
afternoon, at which $6,000 was sub
scribed to the second Liberty loan in
less than 20 minutes from the small
"I have seen the spirit of Omaha in
resrard to this loan at vour Lommer
cial club this noon when $140,000 was
subscribed," said General Wood as he
responded to the cheers of -the crowd
It speaks well: for the patriotism of
your people and demonstrates tne in
terest of this part of the country in
the successful conduct ot this war.
Prosperity for Fanners.
War has meant increased pros
perity for this part of the country,"
the general said. The farmer has ob
tained markets he never dreamed of
and at prices which have suddenly
brought him the riches ot prosperity,
It takes a good deal in the way of
character to bring a people to the
point of taking part in a struggle
against the machinery of modern war,
"We are coins to meet the most ef
ficiently prepared military machine
that ever walked the arth and our
men must be efficiently equipped and
prepared and abundantly supplied
with the munitions of war. A
"The Liberty loan' 'is but one of
the first of our war loans. Germany
with its Dooulatioh of 70.000.000 has
raised $20,000,000,000 and is standing
solidly, behind its government and we
must stand 4ike a rock behind ours.
' Must Have Money.
"The government must have money
lots 'of 'money. Abraham Lincoln
brought'th? United States through the
litttle civil war with a debt of $3,000,
000,000. The Uuited States $as spent
$21,000,000,000 iu this ttaV No coun
try ouzht to borrow money except m
extraordinary, Circumstance except
Arom it own people. It i asking you
today to loan it money iu the tornt ot
a remarKauiy ; gooa -aua saif mvesi
menk It we do not lose thejwar the
bonds are as good as greenbacks. If
we should, lose fhitf ,war, tione of us
would care what calamity might befall
ourprivate foruneo. that conflict
"The soldiers hav shown their
faith iiijjie government and they are
your representatives at the front. You
have the -money with which to equip
these men and if, the bond issues of
this country are not subscribed the
unnecessary deaths will be at your
door. Stop the spread-eagleism,
hanging on' to the flag and cheering,
and do' s ontething."'
Fused Into One Nation.
General Wood sees in this conflict
a great upbuilding of the finest ele
ments of national life: "The Hames
of this Conflict will be hot enough to
fuse all elements of this broad country
into' a single, united, daring and glori
fied nation," he said.
, The general urged the building-up
of local organizations to look after
the families of men who have gone
into theservice of the country, saying:
"The men will fight better in the
cause they believe in if they do not
read hardship "a'nd suffering between
the lines in the letters they receive
"Coine down and see your men at
Camp Funstbn. See to it that they
are properly -equipped and that the
government always has the money to
equip them with. Put you boys in the
Boy Scouts and let them learn the
splendid spirit of service and of pa
triotism so that they will grow up
to be men who think in terms of the
Following the meeting General
Wood left with his party for Fort
Crook to make an inspection of that
Quarter of Million Dollar
v Fire in Cleveland Stores
Cleveland,' O., Oct 26.-rFif c which
broke out in the retail clothing store
of the B- R. Baker company, on Eu
clid avenue, at 10 p. m. last night, and
extended to the store of the Browning-King
company, -still was burning
at 9 o'clock this morning, but had
been brought under "control at that
hour. The loss is estimated at $250,000.
Bi-centenary of New
' "Orleans is Celebrated
Paris, Oct. 26. The bi-centenary
of New Orleans was celebrated b;' ex
ercises held yesterday afternoon at
the Sarbonne before a crowd which
filled the large' amphitheater. The
visiting delegation from Louisiana
was welcomed ;officially by Ambroise
Rendu, vice president of the municipal
council of Paris.
TAKEN IN GRASP
OF LAW'S BIG HAND
Volumes of Complaints Re
ceived by Government Lead
to Probe; Possible Re
vision of Prices.
(By Auoeiated Frew.)
Washington, Oct 26. Recommen
dations as to a revision of coal prices
at the mines to be authorized as a
result of increasediperating expenses
under the recent wage agreements be
tween owners and striking miners
were submitted to President Wilson
today by Fuel Administrator Gar
field. The recommendations were not
made public, pending the president's
A general investigation-into retail
and wholesale prices of coal through
out the country appeared probable
. In a minor way investigation of
prices consumers assert they have
been compelled to pay already has
been started by the Department of
Justice in various sections of the east
and middle west, both as to anthra
cite and bituminous coal. -
Instructions have been sent to Unit
ed States attorneys conducting these
local investigations to summon wit
nesses to determine the truth of the
charges, and whree justified promptly
to bring procefcdings under the crim
inal law against those believed to be
8ui,ty' .. ..
Many nave Kicked.
, These instruction! were based upon
coinplaiuts that the margin of profit
allowed dealers by the government
has been exceeded. Measured by the
grea volumeof complaints which
have been received by the fueladmin
istration. the instances under investi
gation" bv the Department of Justice
are cdmparatjvely inconsequential.
iJisposiuou oi cuuiyiaims is yuc 141
FRENCH AND BRITISH POUND
GERMANS BACK; TAKE VILLAGE
AND MANY FORTIFIED FARMS
PLAN TO MAKE
Liberty Loan Officials to Push
Drive to $5,000,000,000
Mark With Tomorrow's
the iuel administration, .It is ntfer
stood, na-,tc.ton concerning, inera
probably', wutwtaktn, within: few
days .Indications are that, the bulk of
the complaint, upon which criminal
proceedings might be brought' back
if trnth of the charges an be estab
lished will be turned over to the De
partment of Justice with the sugges
tion that violators of the law be prose
Heavy Penalties Provided.
Heavy penalties are provided for
violation of the law under which the
president fixed the price to be charged
tor coal and the margins allowed job
bers and dealers.
"Whoever." reads the law, "shall.
with knowledge that the prices of any
such commodity liave been fixed as
herein provided,' ask, demand or re
ceive a higher price, or whoever shall,
with knowledge that the regulations
have been prescribed as herein pro
vided, violate or refuse to conform to
any of the same, shall, upon convic
tion, be punished by fiue of not more
than $5,000 or by imprisonment for
not more than two years, or both."
Unable to Get Coal.
"Each independent transaction
shall constitute a separate offense."
Coupled with the complaints charg-
ine tnat nigner prices tnan those
authorized have been demanded and,
obtained, are numerous protests from
persons and firms alleging that they
have been unable to buy coal at any
price. With these, it is thought the
government has little power to deal,
Washington, Oct. 26. With the
$3,000,000,000 minimum of the Liberty
loan exceeded by subscription, treas
ury officials announced today that the
tremendous drive would be contin
ued throughout the country today and
tomorrow in an effort to bring the
total up to $5,000,000,000.
rrom every federal reserve dis
trict," it was announced, "come re
ports showing that plans contemplate
making Saturday the final day of the
drive, the biggest one of all. Its re
turns may even outstrip Liberty day,
when all records for a single day s
sales, were smashed. Some of the
largest subscribers have been holding
off until the last day and they and an
army of wage earner who will draw
their pay tomorrow are expected to
come forward and take bonds.
Banks to Remain Open.
"Every possible agency for facili
tating the taking of last minute sub
scriptions will be available. Banks
in most -cities will remain open, not
only during Saturday afternoon, but
also at night The day's sale will
fins nntv wliin th last mm nhn He.
Utta,- M.kJI 44it. ftAuf.'Ja WnllimVT:... . .... J ...W.L.fcTj.' .
"Positive evidence that mor tnan
$4,200,000,000 already has been sub
scribed Is at hand. The difference
between that figure and- the tbtal
hoped fonis great, put the determina
tion to achieve the maximum quota
is greater, .'" '
- Totals Still Incomplete
Totals for -the Liberty day sales
i.ill are, incomplete. In Boston and
Cleveland districts, particularly, they
arc piling up with great rapidity. As
an instance of the movement in Bos
ton, within a few hours last night the
districts reported total advancwJ $25,
000,000. Individual purchases are
swamping Cleveland headquarters
id every town in the district appears
to" be set on not only rcacliing, but
s-rpas'sini?, its maximum quota.
"The Kansas City district, which
(Continued on rnf Four, Column One.)
Resigns; Serious v
Crisis Is at Hatd
Rome, Oct. 2o. The resignation of
the cabinet was announced today by
This action coming so close upon
the defeat of the government yester
day when the Chamber of Denuties
except in cases where the coal op-1 refused to vote of confidence by 314
io yu, is consiocrcu very scnuua iui
the allied cause unless it means for
mation of a coalition cabinet with
much broader powers.
Army Meets Seriotfs Reverse.
Italy's armies have. met with a se
rious reverse in the Isonzo battle,
losing 30,000 men in prisoners) and
ouu guns to tne Austrian? ana Her
mans in their concentrated attack,
according to the German claim. ,
Admittedly the Italians have been
forced back to their border along one
sector of the northern Isonzo front,
from Montemaggiore to the west of
Auzza, compelling the evacuation of
the Bainsizza plateau.
Thus General Cadorna has through
a single hostile stroke lost much of
the fruits of his long months of cam
paigning against the Austrians.
Apparently the Italian forces which
so brilliantly fought their way across
the Isonzo below Tolmino. last sum
mer and pushed far to the east, had
to make a hurried retreat from the
Bainizza plateau and back across the
Isonzo. , '
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Porter to Aid
' I. W, W. Cases
Ottumwa, la., Oct.. 26. Claude R.
Porter of Centerville, United States
attorney for the southern district of
Iowa, has been given a special assign
ment by Attorney General Gregory
to assist in the prosecution of 160
leaders of the Industrial Workers of
the World, soon to begin in Chicago,
on the charge of seditious conspiracy.
Diaz Attempts to Revive
Old Reactionary Force
El Paso, Tex.; Oct. 26. General
Felix Diaz and General Manuel Mon
dragon are making an effprt to re
vive the old reactionary movement in
southern Mexico and have the sup
port of the Diaz or "cientifico" fac
tion, the clerical party and other dis
affected groups, Roberto V. Pesqui
era, financial agent for the Mexican
government, declared tonight upon
his return from Mexico, where he
has been for the last month on offi
cial business. '
Prison Doors Soon to Open For
First White Slaver Convicted
4 1 h ,
Sau Francisco, Oct. 26. F. Drew
Caminetti, soirof Anthony Caminetti,
United States ,Conjrnissioner General
of Immigration, will be released on
parole from the McNeil island federal
penitentiary this week, according- to
information which has been received,
here today by his relatives.
Caminetti and Maury I. Driggs,the
former state, architect of California,
were the first men to be convicted for
violating the Maun "white slave" act.
They were found guilty of takiirg
Iola Norris and Marsha Warrington
from Sacramento, Cal., to Reno, Nev.,
for immoral purposes. Caminetti was
sentenced to serve 19 months in jail
and pay a fine of $1,500. Driggs was
sentenced to serve two years and
payafcne of $2,000,
Admits He Dodged Draft
Madison, Wis., Oct. 26. Byron
Nelson, son of Congressman Nelson,
voluntarily, returned from Canada this
afternoon, registered under the draft
law at once and then, appearing in
the federal court, entered a plea -of
not guilty for alleged violation of that
law. He asked for an early trial. He
gave bonds for his appearance in
Suspend Priority Order
On Coal Shipments
Washington Oct. 26. Suspension
of priority order for shipment of bi
tuminous coal to lake points for 24
hours beginning next Sunday mid
night was ordered today by Robert
S. Lovett, priority director of the
war industries board, w
Strike In Pouring Rain Before Daylight and Sweep Prince
Rupprecht's Men Back Along Wide Front; General
Petain Continues Assault On Aisne; Crown ,
Prince'? Army Crumbling.
, BULLETIN. '
London, Oct. 26. The French and British troops arte at
tacking today in the Yprea region, the war office announces.
The statement follows:
"At 5:45 o'clock this morning attacks were launched by
the French and British armies north, northeast and east of
Ypres. ; '
"The allied troops are reported to be making satisfactory
"Rain fell heavily during the latter part of the night and
is still continuing." j
V FRENCH TAKE DRAEIBAnK.
Paris, Oct. 26 The village of .
Draeibank, Papegoed wood and a
ndmber of fortified farms were cap
tured by the French 'in an attack
launched this morning on the Flan
ders front, the war office reports.
Hundreds of prisoners were taken,
RUSH FORWARD RAPIDLY.
(By Associated Fras.)
British Front in Belgium, Oct 26. '
Field Marshal . HaigTs forces this
morning made two separate attacks on
the German positions north and east
of Ypres. The first was from a point
near Saint Janshoek westward through
the southern fringe of the Houtholst
ridge to the region of Nieuwemolen.
The other assault was on both sides,
of the Ypres-Menln highway along the
Qheluvelt ridge in the direction of the
town of that name.
The British troop as well as the
French, who also attacked on the left,
made excellent headway, pushing f or
wafd. on a wide iront. v; . '
i Quiet German Battery. ;
VA group of enmy guns on the high
g?ouhd southeast of Gheluvelt. con
stituting' one of the' main defdnses,
was comparatively quiet. This prob
ably -was-du to the British heavy
bombardment list night. - Many ex
plosions were seen in the region of
these batteries during the night.
Again one of the greatest barrages
yet seen was employed by theattack
ers. The preliminary bombardment
was made more effective by the re
cent moving forward of the guns over ,
the marshy ground. A brisk wind haT
dried the ground wonderfully.
. Germans Expected Attack.,
The Germans had been -expecting ,
an attack ana had made preparations
for an assau t on Monday. British mil
itary observers say the Germans had
long feared an assault in this dominat
ing region. 1 ; i
Bellevue spur, west of Passchen
laele, which the British entered one
.hour after the attack began, had been
a nest of machine guns, from which
the Germans in recent battles had
swept the country to the westward.
At 7:15 o'clock the Germans ' con
centrated a heavy artillery fire on Bel
levue, but the British still were bat
tling forward among the concrete de
fenses. ' ' . " ;
Wolf copse near Bellevue, which
recently was the scene of sanguinary
fighting, was passed at an early hour
by the onrushing British forces.
"Hard Blow for. Germans.
While the Germans on the Aisne
front were still smarting from the
heavy blow General Petain had ad
ministered to them, leaving him un
interrupted in organizing the cap
tured ground, they were called upon
to face today a resumption of the en
tc. ie offensive in Flanders, j
i Both Field Marshal Haig and the
Paris war office report the launching
of the new attack, which is declared
to be developing satisfactorily, al
though under most adverse weather
conditions. The French were obliged
to wade through water up to their
necks in crossing the St. Jansbeck and
Coverbeck rivers, but nevertheless
they made important progress on the
left flank of the field of attack, cap
turing Draeibank village, Papegoed
wood and many farms where the Ger
mans had organized points -of sup
port. Hundreds of Germans fell into
the hands of the French as prisoners.
The front Of the thrust apparently
Austro-Germans On Border in
One Sector; to Evacuate
Bainsizza Plateau; 30,000
' ' J ' BULLETIN-' ;
. .Rorne, Oct. 26 Under 'the; Auitro
German, pressure on the Isonso front
the Italians have withdrawn their lines
to the border in one sector and : are
preparing for the evacuation .of. the
Bainsizza plateau, the war office' an
nounced .today. , , , ' , . -I
THIRTY. THOUSAND TAKEN.
Berlin, Oct. 26. (Via London.)
The Austro-Germans in their offen
sive on the Isonzo front have cap
tured more than 30,000 Italians, the
German war office announced today.
More than 300 guns also were taken.
At many places the Germans are
now fighting On Italian territory, the
The statement says the northern
wing of the second Italian army has
Can't Find Enemy.
Petrograd, Oct. 26.- The Rus
sian troops on the northern end.
of the front, following the Germans
iu their withdrawal in that sector,
have advanced as far as the Riga
Orel railway without discovering
the enemy, the war office reports.
Russian forces on the Werder
coast of Esthonia yesterday re
pulsed a German detachment, the
Russian war office announced to
day. Part of the German naval
squadron, including some dread
naughts, the statement adds, is
anchored in Ktiivast bay, .on the
eastern side of Moon island, in the
Gulf of Riga. ...
been defeated and is retiring. German
divisions are advancing beyond Kar
freit and Ronziana.
Watches Opening of Drive.
r AsMclated Press.)
Army Headquarters in Northern
Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Under
the escort of an officer from head
quarters the correspondent was given
an opportunity today to see Gorizia
under a rain of shells from nearby
(Continued on Faga Four, Column Two.)
Giant Potash Plant
Destroyed By, Fire
Of Mysterious Origin
Salt Lake City, Utah,' Oct 26. A
fire of mysterious origin destroyed the
monster potash plant of the lineral
Products corporation at Alunite, five
miles southeast of Marysvale, Utah,
last night, causing a loss estimated at
$250,000 and the possible loss of one
life. ''. '
The fire originated in the coal drier
and was preceded by an explosion.
Two men were injured while fighting
the flames. They were John Algers
and Ted Pitts. The former was se
riously burned, possibly fatally, and
is now in a hospital at Marysvale.
Pitts escaped, with serious! but not
Americans Not to Attend
Conference of Socialists
Washington, Oct. 26. The ex
ecutive council of the American
Federation of Labor has declined to
participate ir an international con
ference of workmen and socialrsts
of all countries suggested by the ex
ecutive committee of the Russian
workmen's and soldiers' council,
declaring that to hold such a con
ference at this time would be un
timely, inappropriate and condu
cive to no good results.
(Continued on Fata Four, Colama Fife.) ;
Austria and Germany May
Enthrone New Polish King
London. Oct. 25. According to
Vienna dispatches, ' the negotiations
last week between Dr. von Kuehl
maiMi. the German foreign minister,
and Count Czernin, the Austro-Hun-garian
foreign minister, were devoted
to the Polish question. It is consid
ered probable that the decision soon
to be announced will involve the nom
ination and coronation of a new Pol
ish king. - ' k ,. , 1
Fleece Nebraska Farmer , ;
Out Of $10,000 at Lincoln,
Lincoln, Oct. 2a John Schroeder,
a Dewitt, Neb., farmer, was fleeced out
of $10,000 by two confidence men,
local ' police announced tonight. .
Schroeder gave a draft for $10,000 for
a steel box supposed to contain $30,
000 as his share of a lucky stock
speculation. The box contained
nothing of value. .'.
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