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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBKK 22. Ism.
New Regime Denounced as
Worse Than Czar's; Maxi
malist Ministers Resign;
Stockholm, Nov. ' 21. Reports
brought by the latest travelers to
reachTomea from Petrograd indicate
that a revulsion of feeling is setting
in against the Bolsheviki. Regiments
of soldiers have paraded the streets
of the Russian capital bearing banners
with inscriptions such as "We want
no separate peace," "Down with Pe
trograd's domination by a minority
party tyranny" and "Nicholas regime
was never so tyrannic as the Bolshe
fTlie central committee of the antl
Bolsheviki socialist coalition lias
passed a resolution demanding lib
erty of the press, the dismissal of
the Red Guard and the immediate
cessation of fratricidal war. Maxim
Gorky's paper and the Volna Na
rodna also demand that the Red
Guard be disarmed.
American Minister Morris learns
from a competent source that the
food supply in Petrograd is ominous
ly short and that the bread ration is
now three-quarters of a Russian
pound for two days.
Nearly one-third of the members
of the executive committee formed
by the Maximalists at the outbreak
of the revolt have resigned and it is
reported that the remainder have con
ferred dictatorial law-making powers
on Nikolai Lenine, who is now issu
ing decrees altering the fundamental
Trotzky Takes Foreign Office.
Petrograd, Tuesday, Nov. 20. The
foreign office has been taken over by
' Leon Trotzky, Sub-Secretary Neratoff,
who has had charge since the arrest
of M. Terestchenko, formally sur
rendering control and departing
along with the other employes. Mili
tary staff headquarters work is re
ported to be at a standstill except the
business of army supply.
The Volna Narodna says that with
in a few days Lenine and Trotzky
will announce the successful estab
lishment of a workmen's and peas
ants' government, after which it is
hoped that foreipn governments will
enter into official negotiations
through the new foreign minister.
Ukraine Recalls Troops.
The military chief of the district
of Kiev and the temporary governor,
with their staffs, are reported to have
f left their posts. Ukrainian commis
saries have been appointed to suc
ceed them and they have confirmed
the independence of the Ukraine.
Three hundred and sixty thousand
Ukrainian troops are said to have
been recalled from the front. This is
commented upon here as meaning a
serious crippling of the army and
the possible opening of the front to
Moscow Duma Dissolved.
The town Duma of Moscow has
been dissolved by the revolutionary
war committee. Mayor Roudeneff
of Moscow is reported to be in hid
ing to escape threatened arrest. An
armored train bound for Petrograd
has been captured by detachments of
sailors and returned to Moscow.
A breach in the workmen's and
soldiers' organizations throuch the
country is threatened through the ex
istence of two central committees,
each claiming authority as the duly
, constituted body and denying the
rights of the other.
U. S. Seizes Russian Sugar.
New York, Nov. 21. Ten thousand
tons of sugar which had been pur
chased for the imperial Russian gov
ernment before the devolution, and
stored in a warehouse here, was
' seized today by Federal Adminis
trator George M. Rolph. It will be
placed on the market immediately
. and will be distributed to retailers
' by the American Refiners' sugar com
mittee. German Minister Loses Office,
But Gets Prussian Decoration
Berlin (Via London), Nov. 21.
Herr Schwander, minister of eco-
nomics, has been relieved of office
4 and awarded the Order of the Royal
Crown, second class, it is announced
officially. Baron von Stein, under
; secretary of state, has been appointed
to succeed him.
Herr Radowitz, formerly director
,iof the press department, has been
named under-secretary of state.
Friedrich von Payer, the vice chan
cellor, has been made a member of
the federal council.
An Amsterdam dispatch on Mon
day said Herr Schwander had re
signed on account of secret opposi
tion of the bureaucrats.
IN HOT NAVAL FIGHT
Sink German Cruiser and Ten
Armed Patrols at En
trance to Baltic
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(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Base of British Grand Fleet, Nov. 9.
The recent naval action in the Cat
tegat, where the British sank a Ger
man cruiser and ten armed patrol
ships, is an example of the careful
planning which lies behind every move
on the naval chart. A comparatively
insignificant force of British destroy
ers and light cruisers were the actual
stage performers in the little Skag
The actual fight began about 7
o'clock in the morning and was over
three hours later. The German fleet
behind its fortifications received the
calls for help, but dared not take a
chance probablv well knowing that
any attempt to send out help would
be confronted with enemies rising out
of the sea front all directions.
The Cattegat is a deep bay lying
between Denmark and Sweden and
leading out through the Skaggerak
into the North Sea near the scene of
the famous Jutland battle. A fog lay
over the entire Cattegat throughout
the action and the British destroyers
picked off their victims one by one and
sank them. The German auxiliary
cruiser Marie, which was leading the
fleet of patrol boats, was a ship of
German Captain Wounded.
Its captain, Herr Lauterbach, was
wounded, but reached the Danish
shore safely. His ship, which had four
guns and a crew of 90, was "suddenly
attacked," he said in an interview
with a Danish newspaperman after
ward, "by a fleet of British destroy
ers and the shells fired by them de
scended with such rapidity that the
men on the Marie were almost unable
to use the guns. Only a few shots
were fired before the ship was a mass
British and American naval men
who have been on the China station
in years past will remember Captain
Lauterbach. He was known from
Shanghai to Vladivostok as "Baron
Munchausen," and is said to have
been the most unpopular German
naval officer in the far east. His un
popularity extended even to his own
men, and in the Cattegat battle the
first remark made by a German blue
jacket rescued from the sea was a
fervently expressed hope that the
British had not made the mistake of
rescuing his captain.
Lauterbach's naval reputation prob
ably will suffer somewhat from the
Cattegat battle. His report that he
fired his guns as long as possible is
denied by his own men, who declared
that Lauterbach was "seized with
funk" as soon as the enemy appeared,
and that not a single shot was fired
from the Marie's guns.
Was About to Make Raid.
Presumably the Marie was making
its way toward the trade route be
tween Norway and Scotland, in hopes
of repeating the successful German
attack on the British convoy on
October 17. The Brjtish commander
concentrated his fire first of all on
the Marie, and then detached his fast
est vessels to round up the escorting
patrol vessels. This was thoroughly
done after a hunt lasting nearly three
hours. This action, it should be re
membered, occurred in waters which
the Germans regard as practically one
of their "inland seas" The Cattegat
is the gateway to the Baltic. The
scene of the fight is 500 miles from
tlie nearest, British coast, but less than
200 miles from Kiel.
An interesting comparison might
be made between this clean victory
by the British destroyers and the
tip-and-run raid by the German light
cruisers on a British convoy on Oc
The Germans sent out two of their
fastest cruisers in the darkness,
struck their blow in nervous haste
in the early morning hours, not even
pausing to rescue a single life of
hundreds of combatants and non
combatants, then ran away north
ward to spend the remaining hours
of daylight in hiding, and when
night fell, dashed down the Nor
wegian coast and thus returned
home without being intercepted.
British Rescue 64.
On the occasion of the British vic
tory the fight occurred not in the
North Sea, but on Germany's door
step; not at night but in daylight; not
hurriedly or nervously, for 64 pris
oners were taken, drowning men
rescued from the water, thus provid
ing another vivid contrast between
German and British methods of war
fare. Moreover, no noncombatant lives
were lost or endangered in the Brit
ish action, whereas the Germans
ruthlessly and unnecessarily sacri
ficed scores of innocent neutrals.
Excellent Health Record of
American Soldiers in France
Washington, Nov. 21. Health con
ditions among the American soldiers
in France are shown in a table pre
pared at Surgeon General Gorgas'
office today, based upon reports for
the week ending November 9. , Fol
lowing is the estimate of the percen
tage of cases of principal diseases per
thousand men per year:
Pneumonia, 16.6; dysentery. 2;
malaria, 1; venereal disease, 181.5;
typhoid, 0; para-typhoid, 0; measles,
21.7; meningitis, 1; scarlet fever, 1.9.
The noneffective rate per thousand
for November 12 which is the num
ber of men per thousand who on the
day reported were excused from
duty for any indisposition whatever
Total deaths for the week ending
November 9 were eight, as follows:
Pneumonia, 3; heart disease, 1;
wounds received in action, 3; from
accidental gunshot wounds, 1.
Allies Soon Will Become
Masters of Air Conflicts
Rome, Nov. 21. Gabriele d'Annun
zio writes to a friend that he is work
ing indefatigably with his companion
airmen of the Italian army in a most
risky undertaking, the results of
which cannot be revealed. In the
letter he says:
"Like Antaeus, every time the en
tente falls it rises again with redou
bled vigor, because it represents in
vincible right. Thus the Italian re
verse is now causing a revival of the
energies of the allies, which will lead
to ultimate victory. Unlike Antaeus,
who was .rushed by Hercules when
he was cut off from contact with
Mother Earth, the airmen will be the
salvation of the present war in their
contact with and command of the all
"Soon, with the assistance of
America, we will be absolute masters
of the air."
I. W. W.s Get Fine and
Two Years at Leavenworth
Aberdeen, S. D., Nov. 21. Two
years in the federal prison at Leaven
worth, Kansas, and a fine of $1,000
was the sentence handed down here
Tuesday by Judge Yourmans to Mart
in Gunderson and Stanley Brown,
members of the I. W. W. convicted
upon an indictment of conspiracy.
Eleven other defendants also re
Ends Life in New York
New York, Nov. 21. George P.
Lawrence, former congressman from
Massachusetts, whose home was m
North Adams, Mass., jumped to
his death today from the eighth floor
ot tlie Hotel Belmont.
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ARRESTS BARE PLOT
IN POIS MYSTERY
Adopted Son Now Under Ar
rest Alleged to Have Con
fessed Plot; Widow and
Two Others Arrested.
Chicago, Nov. 21. Four persons
will be held for murcler or accessory
charges in connection with the death
of John Langman and his first wife,
Margherita, according to an announce
ment today by Assistant State's At
torney Lowery. They are: Mrs. Lihse
Langman, second wife of murdered
man; John Henry Langman, adopted
son of John Langman and nephew of
his first wife; John Kigas, son of Mrs.
Lihse Langman by her first marriage,
and Philip Kaufman, boarder at the
Mrs. Lihse Langman is already un
der arrest on a murder charge, fol
lowing an alleged confession by John
Henry Langman, who declared poison
hd been administered to bring about
Federal Officers Raid I. W. W.
In Kansas and Seize Papers
Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 21. Two
trunks full of papers, some of which
are said to contain plans of the I.
W. W., have been seized in Butler,
county, Kan., it was announced
early today by rrca Robertson,
United States district attorney for
The total number of arrests in
Butler county reached fifty today,
Mr. Robertson said, but that a num
ber of these had been released.
Word was received from Eldora,
Kan., that 18 men had been ar
rested there and that all had been
charged with conspiring to foment
riots in the oil fields.
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"My Aim is to Be Victory,"
Says New French Premier
Faris, Tuesday, Nov. 20. The war
aim of Freniier Clcmenceau is to be
a victor, he told the Chamber of Dep
"If Germany tomorrow expressed
a wish to enter into the society of
nations, I would not agree," M. Clcm
enceau said, " for Germany's signa
ture cannot be trusted. '
"You ask what my war aims are?
My aim is to be a victor."
During interpellations after the
ministerial declaration, Deputy
Pierre Forgeot demanded the firm
handling of the political scandals. He
declared that Louis J. Malvy, former
minister of the interior, either is a
traitor or that Leon Daudet, Malvy' j
accuser, is a scoundrel. He demand
ed that the connection with the
scandals of Joseph Caillaux, the
former premie:-, should be made
Premier Clcmenceau made an ap
proving gesture and M. Caillaux ap
plauded, but the premier in reply re
fused to enter into details- He as
sured the chamber that justice would
be dealt rapidly and relentlessly for
crimes against the country. The
premier expressed sympathy with the
socialists and idealists, but declared
that experiments were impossible in
war tune. 11c turned tlie laugli on
some of his interrupters by sayhg
that the only advantage of cbl age
is that one becomes deaf.
Two States Investigating
Bankers' Insurance Company
Helena. Monti Nov. 21. With the
arrival of representatives of the in
surance departments of North and
South Dakota the joint investigation
into the affairs of the Bankers' In
surance company of this city was he
gun today. A. R. Aslakson of Bis
marck, deputy insurance commissioner
for North Dakota, said the company
collected premiums in North Dakota
aggregating about $285.00). Its losses
in that state, he says, are estimated
at approximately $l,4J5,0tX.
Appointments to Fuel
And Shipping Boards
Washington, Nov. 21. John A.
Maher of Minneapolis, was put in
charge by the fuel administration to
day of coal distribution and appor
tionment in the northwest with head
quarters in Washington.
David L. Ewing of St. Louis was
named assistant director today of the
shipping board's department of op
erations. Mr. Ewing has been chief
of the bureau of transportation of
supplies, where he will be succeeded
by F. C. Joubert.
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J nut get an ounce of powdered saxolite
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face in the notation for two of three mln
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ing up" of tho kin and underlyin thine,
which naturally irons out the little wrinkle,
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and general appearance ot your face are
so improved, yon will be (lad yon Beard
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mouth, backache, pain or soreness in the
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All these indicate gravel or stone in the
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You should use GOLD MEDAL Haar
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Do not delay a minute. Go to your drug
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