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OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 11, 191,
ITALIANS RE-FORM ON PIAVE,
BACKED BY ALLIED TROOPS,
TO FIGHTINVADJNG GERMANS
By FRANK H. GETTY.
(Special Cablegram to The Bee.) N
London, Not. 10. All doubt whether the Italian army
would stand upon the line of the upper Brenta and Piave rivers
for their counter stroke against the enemy is removed tonight
by the official statement from Rome, which says: "Our troops
continue to arrive and establish themselves on the positions
hich have been chosen for the resistance."
ALLIES HURRY AID. Pmolestation, and concluding: with an
English Ministry of Munitions
Tells How John Bull Avoided
Difficulties America is
. Fighting Now.
The communique adds that the
Italian covering units are continuing
to hold back the enemy's sdvance
guards, inflicting severe losses on
Meanwhile, with the creation of an
inter-allied committee to take charge
of military operations and the ar
rival of strong British and French
forces who are now speeding towards
the Piave front, the military, situation
in Italy is safely approaching the state
which will witness the first great test
of arms between the defenders and the
invaders on Italian soil.
- COMMITTEE IN CHARGE.
The details of the agreement are
'riot known, but there is reason to be
,!ieve that the committee will consist
of the premier and a member of the
war council of each power, with a
permanent military delegate of the
inter-allied committee to examine the
plans, of the operations drawn up
by each' ally's staff and give a decision
The committee will meet at least
twice a month. The creation of the
inter-allied committee will not pre
vent the general-in-chief of each
country remaining responsible to
his government for the operations he
Cadorna Now Superseded.
General Cadorna, who has been in
supreme command of the Italian army
since the beginning of the war, has
been given a place on the mtw com
mittee. New heads of thf Italian army have
been named. General Diaz has been
appointed first in command, with Gen
eral Badoglio second and,, General
' General Foch, chief of stafTof the
French war ministry, and General
i, Wilson, sub-chief of the British gen
eral staff, Will serfe on the inter-allied
, committee with General Cadorna.
Retreat Well Done.
Standing on a front compressed
within 30 miles and powerfully forti
fied during the days preceding and fol
lowing the Teutonic descent upon the
Venetian plains, the Italian army has
every chance of checking,, if not hurl
ing back, the enemy's onrush.
The Austro-German forces, some
what handicapped by a driving snow
storm and pouring rain, have over
come' the resistance of the last Ital-
ian rear guards on the Livenza and'
1 are pushing forward toward the Piave
through the mountains and plains.
Before the hills of Treviso they
have encountered, opposition of the
' stiffest sort, Italian batteries placed
on the ridges. pouring shell into their
ranks and inflicting many casualties.
Try to Win People.
The delay caused to Von Buelow's
forces in this sector permitted the
main Italian army to retreat over the
Piave without molestation, saving all
their guns and ammunition.
Coincident with the miirlitv Mv
through Venetia the Germans are con-
ducting a political offensive through
put the territory they have occupied,
in an effort to win the Latin popula
tion away' from allegiance to their
country. They are reported to have
irjued a proclamation to the people
of Udine exhorting the latter to re
main calm, assuring them that their
homes and property are safe from
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Plan to Keep Land.
This is significant not onl as in
dicating the persistence of the Ger
man propaganda to sow discord
among the peoples of hostile nations,
but also as suggestive of the German
determination to retain their grip up
on the; conquered lands and make
them over into German provinces.
Turk Army Retreats.
The whole Turkish army in Pales
tine is in fetreat toward Jerusalem
before the British forces under Gen
eral Allenby, according to an official
communique issued tonight. From
the Gaza-Beersheba line, the British
cavalry has advanced more than 13
miles at points.
May prisoners and 40 guns have
been taken in the last operations, in
which British andv French warships
in tht Mediterranean co-operated by
pouring shells onHhe Turkish com
munications near the coast.
(ttj Amoelatcd Pram.)
New York, Nov. 10. Members of
the special mission to the United
States from the British ministry of
munitions in a conference today with
manufacturers in the oil, leather and
rubber trades told how Grea Britain
has treated the labor problem since
the outbreak of the war. The con
ference today is the first of a series
in this city with employers and env
ployes in all lines of industry.
Sir Stephenson Kent, head of the
mission, admitted that Great Britain
blundered at the beginning of the war
in sending so many skilled workers
to the front. Employers' associations
and trades unions then agreed to the
munitions act. The unions agreed to
abandon all restrictive operations for
the period of the war so that employ
ers can make use of any kind of la
bor in ny kind of employement.
Illegal to Strike.
Women and unskilled workers, un
der its provisions may take the place
of skilled craftsmen to facilitate work.
The wages are fixed definitely. It was
made illegal to strike or demand an
increase in pay during the war and all
labor disputes must be presented to
the minister of munitions.
It was made unlawful for one em
ployer to entice men from another
through promise of higher pay. This
prevented shifting and gnsettled con
ditions in the labor market. The
profits of the employers were definite
It was explained that if guns were
the need of the moment, then skilled
labor was sent to arsenals and ord
nance factories. If ships were the
chief need, these ame men went to
the shipyards. N
Meet H. C. of L. With Raises.
More than 200,000 skiHed men made
up the munitions volunteers, he exi
plained and they travel from plant to
plant and accept tht wages of the
district. An army of 1,000,000 women
is also engaged in the work.
A vDtnmission of production was
created to study the cost of living. It
investigates three times a year the
cost of the necessities of life and
when it has found a big increase it
orders that the laboring men receive
a fixed sum to compensate them for
the increase. The government gives
this money with the understanding
that it is not to be considered a raise
in wages, but merely to offset the
added cost of living. '
Injured Ih Auto Accident
At Dead Man's Crossing
Rosalie, Neb., Nov. 10. (Special.)
While Martin Ellineson. Frank Sail
ors and son, Byron, of Rosalie, were I
returning irom vvaitiiui last evening
and' while crossing the railroad track
at "Dead Man's" crossing, four miles
north of Rosalie, the local freight,
running at a high rate of speed, be
ing several hours late, hit the auto
mobile, driven by Mrr' Ellingson, de
molishing the car, throwing Elling
son 20 feet into the air and 30 feet
from the track, breaking his right
arm in two places and breaking his
left sTioulder blade, an3 he also sus
tained internal injuries, from which
the doctors think he will not recover.
Frank Sailors and son jumped from
the car and were not. injured. The
crossing-where this accident occurred
is known as "Dead Man's" crossing,
as there have been five deaths at this
place from automobiles being
into by trains,
D. S. AID GOES OH
DESPITE NEW REYOLT
Conditions in Petrograd Will
Not Change Government's
Attitude Toward Eco
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
(By Associated Thus.)
Washington, Nov. 10. Russia's lat
est upheaval w ill not change the atti
tude of the American government to
ward measdres under way or the re
lief of economic conditions in the de
moralized country. This statement
applying particularly to contracts
pbced with money borrowed from the
United States for. vast quantities of
shoes and clothing for the civilian
population was the only authorized
comment at -the state department to
day upon the overthrow of the Kcr
enskv government at Petrograd.
Official advices from the Russian
capital are 6till lacking. It is assumed
the revolutionists in control of the
Petrograd'telegraphs and cables ant
holding up-,all diplomatic dispatches.
The situation was discussed at to
day's cabinet meeting but Secretary
Lansing was unable to add anything
to information appearing in the news
papers. A cable received during the
day from Minister Morris at Stock
holm showed that even the Scandin
avian countries are getting no news oi
what is transpiring in Russia except
through the controlled agencies in
Until the situation clears the state
department and war department will
make no announcement as to the
probable effect of the Petrbgrad situ
ation upon the relations of the United j
States with Russia. It is apparent,
however, that there is still a linger-1
ing hope that the revolution may be
localized in Petrograd and that Ker-
ensky may re-cuatMish his govern
ment at Moscow or some other point.
Even failing in this
are confident that out of the present
chaos in Kuss.'a will cir.ergeNa sound 1
and stable gn raiment.
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