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Omaha- daily, . Bee
VOL. XLVIL NO. 142.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1917. TEN PAGES.
U"Mftr SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS
' : AMIES
BRITISH THREATEN 'SERIOUS
RESULTS' IF RUSSIANS MAKE
SEPARATE REACE WITH KAISER
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jifilies Will Issue "Reasoned Statement for Guidance and
Warning f' Meanwhile Germans Welcome 'Bol-
sheviki Overtures and Have Set Sunday for
Conference Regarding Armistice.
. (By Associated Franf.) . ,
Berlin, via London, Nov. 29. Count George F. von Hert
ling, the imperial German chancellor, told the Reichstag today
that he was ready to enter into peace negotiations as soon a
the Russian government sends representatives haying power, to
"I hope and wish," he said, "that these efforts will soon
take definite shape and bring us peace."
Respecting Poland, Lithuania and Courland, Count von
Hertling said: 1 - . ,
j "We respect the right of self determination of their peo
ples. Wej'expect they will give themselves a constitutional form
f "government corresponding to their conditions."
GERMANS RECEIVE BOLESHEVlkl.
London, Nov. 29. Efforts of the Russian Bolsheviki gov-
ernment to arrange an armistice
the German authorities on the
Speaking for Great Britain, LojrdY
Cecil declares that the allies are coa
sidering the issuance of a "reasoned
statement for the guidanee and warn
ing of the Russians a i to the serious
results that are likely to follow if a
separate peace is concluded."
The Germans have set next Sunday
as the date for a conference to ne
gotiate an armistice. . The allied
fdplomatic representatives in Petro
ijpd, it is reported, while not recog
nizing the Bolsheviki government,
will acknowledge receipts of the pro
posals from the Bolsheviki leaders as.
xnougn tney came irora muiviuuaio.
BATTLE RAGES AT CAMBRAI.
; On the Bourlon-Fontaine Notre
Dame line the British; and Germans
continue their desperate struggle, the
British trvinr to advance eastward
toward Cambrai an the Germans at-
tempting to hold them up with strong '
WTva. w mm .J
counter attacks. Positions along this
line have changed hands repeatedly
in the furious fighting, and German
efforts to gain the dominating eleva
tion of Bourlon wood have failed.
Elsewhere on' the western front there
has been strong artillery activity.
The crisis in Italy has passed, ac
cording to major uenerai . . wi
the British war omce. ( ine ucrmans
in that region have not attempted any
new attacks in strength, their latest
efforts apparently Inking the vigor I
joqxnose earner m wic
niuiiiiM ijwwi.i . ,i i
The second edition of the London
' Daily Mail today contains an appar-
grau, uaicu - wwv. , , .--
di"here h"b" VereTJbeen
trouble. there. It says there has been
firing and that several persons have
Maximalist troops have occupiea
the Petrograd State bank, according
to thePetrograa corresponaen oi
.AMiiyoMU. . .t .u.:.
-ine people are gv is ' """
huuiness in the most ordinary manner,
Nobody it hnrrjrmg. : ana "Xn
never imagine that another rebeUion
. , .
is in nroeress.
"Scenes of political turmoil have
now become epidemic here.
(By Associated Pre.)
London, Nov. 28. "It is under con
sideration to issue, in conjunction
with our allies, a reasoned statement
. . . ' . . . i 1.
for the guidance and warning of the
Russians as to the serious
that are likely to follow if a separate
peace is concluded, said J-ora kod
ert Cecil, the minister of the block
nHi in the House of Commons today.
Sunday next, has been set oy uie
, ' .
Germans as the dateTor a conference
'with .the Bolsheviki leaders for the
nurnose of neeotiatmg an armistice.
The arrangement for, the disqiss.on.
followed a visit of representatives of
the Bolsheviki to theGerma military
. authorities on the Teutonic, side - of
the east front in Kussia. ine uer-
mans apparcuu, t,eir forces-from now on. conse
cence to the proposal of the Russians fentl it appears to this American
for an armistice looking to an ultimate though the enemy had failed in
. fhM Anil. l.w hniira itltr- . . ,m . . t ,t i.
. vened between the visit of . the Rus
Asians to the German line and accep
fnce by the Germans of the proposi
! tion that was made to tjww.
Temprrorw t Omh YMterdar.
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Comparative UaX Record.
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OT-t...i ...t.rriiLr ..47 60 IS
Lowest yesterday... 3
Temperature- and precipitation departures
from the normal: . '. ..
Normal temperature (
Kwm for tne as.
M for tne ay ... l""5"itTis
Deticlency tor the day
.inf.ll alnce Mar. 1. H1T.21.SS Inchei
f J- isfldency lnca Mar. 1. HIT.... S.M Jnch
,;' . " " ft. Am WELSH, lleteorologlit.
have met with, the approval of
KING WINTER YET
MAY SAVE ITALY
FROM AUSTRIA! JS
i ii. .ii i i
Force of Early Attack Seems
Broken and Alpine Snows
Interfere With Com
' (By Associated Frew.)
ThfZii- Ifeada wrteri 'JiT Konhern
Italy,' Wednesday, Nov, 28. Bri
gadier General Scriven, 6f the United
States army, accompanied by an aide
and the American military attache at
Rome, has arrived at headquarters to
study the Italian situation and make
a series or repons 10 xnennicru.tu
government Maior u. M... r. Aiur
- . . , rt,:.... t.a rross
in Europe, alsip is here to co-ordinate
fh-. work of his oreanization.;. Gen-
j .Scriven was received, by King
Emmanuel, who invited him to dm
nor wnere uic suumiuu n
cussed at length
Germans Push Hard.
Sports from the front show that
. nemy s 5tjjj persistent, out tnat
iie Ys Teft of his former' vigor of
1 . . . . resortl-nK t0 the o d
nrAs in Italian, readme:
i--v - - , th d
viave Your defense is
";,; r .t ... nass wUhout further
We shall be in Vicenza
; furpp axv.
Tn renlv to this. Italian soldiers
posted a placard in German reading
u ..f i ,. ,
An eminent American military au
thority summarized the situation in
this way: "
Teuton Cannot Pass.
"While the danger is not yet over,
nevertheless, it seems to me trom a
military viewpoint that the enemy
I Hill 1 LAI - " . , "
cannot'pass, being confronted by the
combined, Italian, British and trench
forces. .x ' 1 , , .
Hi. rhipf military reason for this
view is that the enemy no longer has
his lines of communication freely
UUCII' IV 111 w ivni ttJ ---
bj;eaking his communication . in . the
fc an(, interroptin(fi y not destroy-
. t. iu Tlirpfor. he-
nn.n. tn the. rear, as the winter is
lieer the enemy has reached the
toaximum and raust decline from now
naxwhi,mthe Italians and their allies
. all their communications from
thf w?st and SQUth and can augment
his main project of breaking through
into the heart of Italy.
Artillery Duel Continues
Rome. Nov. 29. Heavy artillery
fiehtinz is in progress all alone the
front, but no further infantry actions
(Contlmie J" on Pace Two, Column Two.)
Stevens Gives Balloon Dinner,
w ;mr - . wwr '''
But not way
Leo Stevens, chief balloon instruc
tor at Fort Omaha, entertained 30 of
it i his associate balloonists at his home,
4 I Twenty-eighth and Ugden streets, to-
41 t- ... ' . . . : i. v
ac i cvervininn ui tuniicLiiuii wiui mi-
affair had a toucn ot tne aerial pro
fession. The menu cards for the big
4T I turkey dinner were especial triumphs
I Byrne-Hammer Employes
Are Presented With Turkeys
FmnlnvM nf the Bvrne & Hammer
I r (ZnnAa rnmnanv mere nresnterl
turkey as he or she left the buildmg
at he close of business -JVeanesday.
'.'A ... .
Boanon Wood Lost and Won by
British In Struggle for Cambrai
Bourlon and Boarlon wood (1) have i
changed hands fepeatedly in General
Byng's tremendous drive for, the rail
road center of Cambrai. At last re
ports the British held firmly the high.
TWO BIG LOADS OF
Catch Two Autos at Dawn Fill
ed With Booze; One at,
. Omaha and One at
- Two 'automotte "loads- t Thanks
giving bottled cheei were comman
deered Thursday morning in the name
of the law of the great statJ of Ne
braska. 'One of the argosies of liquid
optimism contained 1,200 quart bot
tles; the other contained 2,500 pint
This product of ' the distiller's art
was intended to spread Thanksgiving
cheer, but that intent has been given
a cruel blow by the authorities. -
These bottles of liquor now repose
as evidence in the police station of
Omaha and the county Jail at Platts
mouth. Caught at the Bridge.
Sergeant Madson and an entourage
of "booze hounds" stopped an auto
mobile a"the Douelas street bridge.
They arrested a man who gave his
name as James Berry of 4102 North
Sixteenth street. - in me car were
1,200 quarts of cheer. The automo
bile was taken to the police station
to be held as evidence. '
Special Prosecutor McGuire de
tailed two state agents' to the Platts
mouth bridge where a"h automobile
driven by "Herman Thinburg" was
taken into custody with 2,500 pints
of whisky. County Attorney Cole
I and Sheriff Pittman assisted in the
It is alleged that in each instance
the liquor was bought in St. Joseph
and intended to be used by, bootleg
gers in Omaha on Thanksgiving day.
Thanksgiving Dinner Given to
Prisoners by Mrs. De, Saulles
Mineola, N. Y., lpv. 29:-TThanks
eivirnr dinner for the ptisoners . in
Nassau county jail ,was provided to
day by Mrs. Blanca DeSaulles, whose
trial on a charge of murder for shoot
ing her husband, John L. DeSaulles,
was suspended over the holiday. Two
mm accused of killing ' their wives
were beneficiaries of this bounty,
which, it is estimated, cost the donor
more than $100. '
While her fellow prisoners were
dinin together, Mrs. DeSaulles was
permitted to eat in the sheriff's quar
trr with her small son. Jack DeSaul
les.4s her lone guest. The boy spent
the afternoon with his mother.
Th iurv dined under guard at
hotel in Garden City.
r' v r O II
up in mg oauoon
of originality. They were embossed J
with the flags ot the united states.
France and ureat Britain ana tne
menu was as follows:
Aerial bird anchor killed roast en voyage
Aerodrameted flblet (ballat ityle
Cloud aerial potatoes . '
Macaroni an Dumont (altitude itjleX
Boot raised radishes
Pie a Is elouU . Vaporised Ice creara
Rudder cheerj Pilot crackers
. Constflllatlon .chocolate '
Sky lark punch
Dream atlcks a Is Pall Hall
Mr. Stevens'described the dinner as
"a feed tothe balloonatics of the
The motto of the aerodrome crew
if given at "Upward and Onward,"
. HH &C4 nt Mil F
ON RUSSIAN ARMISTICE
ground iu the wood and th principal
part of the village. Berlin reports
the repulse of four successive waves
of British infantry which advanced on
the village of lnchy (2).
ALLIES TO OPEN
" ,. v -.'" ; I
IN PARIS FRIDAY
Will Dispose of Concrete Prob
lems of. Food Supply.
Blockade and the
; Like. .V
conference willft opened tomorrow
morning with Premier Clemenceau
presiding. The premier will make a
brief speech of welcome, after which
the delegates will at once begin work.
Before beginning consideration of
the program submitted for examina
tion the delegates will decide upon tne
order, of their deliberations ,and the
apportionment ot questions ior a:8'
russirtii bv various technical commit
tees. The conference ls'cafled upon
above all to dispose of concrete prob
lems, such as food supplies and the
blockade, upon which specialists
am oner the delegates will prepare
opinions. This , preliminary , work is
ViMv to occunv the first plenary ses
sion.' The conference .is expected to
occupy three days. (
Warm Greeting fur U. S.
Delegates from other countries to
the great conference include-repre
sentatives "ffom alLthe members ot
the coalition, great and small, and are
welcoming the presence of the Ameri
can delegation as making available
fresh minds and fresh points of view
in. the consideration of old questions.
The Americans a;e meeting every
where with a most cordial feeling and
the desire to listen to their sugges
tions and consider such measures as
they may initiate.
When the mission arrived it was un
derstood that only its chairman, Col
onel E. M. House, Geireral iasker it.
Bliss, the chief of staff, and Admiral
William Benson, chief oi naval opera
tions, would attend the conference,Tut
it may be that all tne memDers oi tne
mission will take part This point,
which is not yet quite' determined,
will depend upon what the make-up
of the representations or tne otner
countries will be.
Price of Candy is Given
Boost by Omaha Stores
Candy is going up as well as down.
The latest flurry in the world of
tweet was an announcement that
5-cent package goods have been ad
vanced to 6 cents, an advance of 20
per cent, according to-signs wnicn
A feature in this connection is the
effort of dealers 'to keep supplied
with pennies for change.
Ft. Crook Commander
Headquarters Forty-First Infantry,
Fort Crook, Neb., Nov. 29, 1917.
To The Omaha Bee, Omaha,
Neb. Gentlemen: I desire to
express my sinceest gratitude
at this time -to The Omaha
Bee for the initiative taken and the
work expended in behalf of our
soldiers here at Fort Crook in con
nection with the Thanksgiving din
ner invitation, and at the aafne time
I also desire to express my heartiest
and sincerest thanks to the good
people of Omaha and vicinity for
their great kindness in thus remem
bering the men of my command on
this occasion. With assurances of
our appreciation and again thanking
you most heartily, I beg to remain
Yours very sincerely,
Colonel Fwty-firstMnfanti Com
manding, Fort Crook, Neb.
The. letter was addressed to The
Bee through Lieutenant E. T. Mc
Nally, chaplain of the Forty-first In
fantry, - .
OMAHA HOMES ARE
OPENED FOR MEN
AT LOCAL FORTS
Every Soldier Is Welcomed in
Private Domiciles of Citi
zens; Unique Entertain
Omaha yesterday joined with all the
large cities which neighbor army
posts in opening its hospitable homes
to the soldiers iti our midst.
More invitations were surjplied by
The Bee to both Fort Omaha and
Fort Crook than the officers could
possibly fill, even allowing the largest
quota to leave the forts that army
regulations would permit.
The Young Men's Christian asso
ciations in both posts also reported
an excess of dinner livitations, so
fully did thl spirit of the day move
big-hearted men and women of
Khaki-clad men by the hundreds,
entertained at Thanksgiving dinner in
Omaha homes, thanked The Bee,
through whose agency the festive in
vitations wee extended to them.
Colonel Douulas Settle, command-
nry 17rf I mntr 1 liMltfMia tit P. T. f
Nally, chaplain of the 41st infantry,
and others expressed their thanks to
The Bee and the good Omaha pub
lic for the generous hospitality
Soldiers Leave for Front.
The deoarture of the Second squad
ron Tuesday put a crimp in the
Thanksgiving plans in scores , of
Omaha homes. Many hao mviiea
members of the departed squadron
among whom were the men who had
been in Omaha the longest and made
the most friends, and many of the in
vitations gathered through The Bee
were assigned to men ot the second
squadron. - These , lett on such nur
ried notice they were unable to in
form their hosts and hostesses even
of their going. .
Dundee Women Hostesses.
Twentv-five soldiers from Fort
Crook were guests of honor at the
most unimie Thanksgiving dinner
party in the city. The party was held
fcMht home ofMr.--aTTd-MrsrVV.'"M.
Bnrke. 5110 Davenport street, with
10 more families acting as hosts.
The school board- was petitioned
for permission to use the lunch-room
of the Dundee school in order to ac
commodate the large party and the
schoolyard was used for all the out
door games. Mr. Burke is engineer
for the Dundee school.
Every possible forethought was
exercised, in planning so enjoyable a
day it would linger long in the minds
of the otherwise lonesome Sammies.
Six automobiles went out to Fort
Crook at 10 o'clock to convey the
men to the Burke home., Dinner was
served in the large school dining
room alieht with patriotic decora'
tions. Outdoor sports, foot ball and
Base ball and plenty of indoor games
and music were orovided tor tne ait
ernoon and after supper the whole
nartv attended the Dundee movies
in a body.
Pretty Girls, Too.
A number of pretty girls were
aiked in to help entertain the boys.
Among them were Irene Nelson,
Helen and Margaret Schmittroth, and
Helen Schneckenberger and a half
dozen of their girl friends.
Fort Omaha soldiers were also in
vited to this big party, but were un
able to come On account of the shake
up due to the departure of the Sec
Among the couples assisting Mr.
and Mrs. Burke as- hosts were Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Schmittroth who
have a son, Vincent, in the Omaha
ambulance corps at rort laylor, Jy.;
Pi-anV Tvrrl . w io belonus to ine
Seventh regiment, and Mrt. Tyrell;
Mr nnrl Ms. Geortre Baier. Mr. and
Mrs. M. Keiser, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Kalpli Miner;
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. D C. Rohb. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Schneckenberger, Mr. and Mrs.
T Stnr.. Mr. and Mrs. t C.
Lftmith and Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Van
Horn. , ,. ,
Early in the morning a long line of
automobiles began to wend its way
to the posts to call for the men who
were to be dinner guests. A great
(Continued on Ps Column One.)
Canada Will iTraft Married
Men if Not Enough Bachelors
Montreal, Nov. 29. While Canada
expects to draw from its single men
, inn nnn aolrliers renuired under
the military service act, C. J. Dohirty,
minister of justice, said m an ad
dress at Verdun last night, married
men will be taken if the bachelors
An not Biinnlv the auota. n
"I have no desire to disguise that
fact" the minister said. "I do not
think the neonle of Canada would
suggest we should drop our military
effort because we do not get them
from the unmarried men.
. Mr. Doherty added, however, it
was "incredible" to believe enough
single men could not be found.
Marked Improvement in
Condition of Chief Dunn
A marked improvement is noted in
the condition-of Henry W. Dunn,
rlu'ef of nolice. He is at Clarkson
hospital, where orders, were given Dy
the attending physician that visitors
should not be allowed to disturb the
Chief Dunn suffered a broken blood
vein behirid his left ear. Wednesday
niirht his condition was retorted as
SLA YER TIES WIFE
TO CHAIR, FLEES
IN STOLEN AUTO
A. A. Benrjcr, Wealthy Bachelor F armer Living: Near
Oscola, Neb., Is Slain While Ha Sleeps; PossesY '
Search for Louis Chobar, Hirec Man, Who Is
Missing; Wife Denies Charges.
Osceola, Neb., Nov. 29.
Blender, wealthy farmer, living
dered at 11 o'clock last night by
had been husking corn on the Blender farm for the last two
weeks. Robbery is alleged to have been the motive.
OF THANKS HOLDS
Kindness and Chanty Play
Prominent Part in Observ
ance; Soldiers Guests in
A good, old-fashioned, wholesome
Thanksgiving yesterday in Omaha.
Kindness and charity had a large
place in the observance of the day.
Devotionsjn the churches and whole
some amusement in the theaters occu
pied the hours. Foot ball games and
motoring took the people out of doors.
Omahans celebrated sanely and as
oeoDle who pause in the rush of the
great things they are doing.
Stores, oanKS, puonc omces were
closed all day and thousands of em
ployes had a day of rest ,and recrea
tion, ; .
. ; . -Church .Sar vice s Genual.
Church services were Keneral in the
morning. Some , young people's so
cieties held special sunrise prayer
meetings. Mass and special sermons
marked the day in Catholic churches.
Protestant churches of the city held
union services, those of the Farnani
rlistrirt. Kountze Park district. Han
scorn park district and Walnut Hill
district uniting in a selected church
at their resDective districts. The
Lutheran churches of the city held
union services in Grace Lutheran
church, where Rev. S. De Freese
nrearhed the sermon.
And dinner! There was no scarcity
of the roval bird at Omaha tables,
Omahans obeyed the injunction to
"eat heartily without wasting." If
there was any poor family without a
Thanksrivine dinner it was because
the poor family had kept itself con
cealed successfully from the chant
able organizations and many Individ
uals who were distributing good
things to eat. ,
Due to The Bee.
The soldiers bovs stationed at
Omaha were royally taken care of.
Several hundred of them were enter
tained in various homes of Omaha
and vicinitv as a result of the cam
paign of The Beev to the mutual pleas
ure of both guests and hostesses.
Hotel dining rooms were filled to
capacity, all of them serving sprcial
dinners for the day.
The war tax had no effect in
keeoinir oeonle away from the thea
ters. for thevwere crowded to capac
ity, and at some of the "movies" big
crowds waited in the lobbies for
chance to get inside.
Another Satisfied Want-Ad User
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Improving Every Day . r
(Specia . Telegram.) -A. A.
aouthwes : of Osceola, was mur-
Louis CI obar hired hand, who
O STEALS Sl.000 CASH.
The murderer stole $1,000 In cash
which Blender had in his possession,
got into i automobile and fled, r
carrying w th him the rifle with
which he 'lid the shooting.
After s!,ooting Blender Cr"bar
tied his owh wife to a chair, bovnd
Mi gagge. her and escaped. Mrs.
Chobar had been living with her hus
band on tli farm, doin, the house
Chobar lit a note savin sr he had
killed BIater because he had found
him in bed with his wife. The state
ment has I --en branded as false and
is alleged to have been written to
coyer u; d e robbery.
I WIFE , GIVES ALARM.
Mrs. Cho r- managed to extricate
herself at 5 o'clock this morning and
give the alb on.
Surrounding towns have been no
tified of ,t ie murder and several
posses are searching for Chobar.,
Authorities believe he has a start of
several hut area miles. The stolen
car in whicn he escaped has a high
Chobar took provisions along, in
dicating that he is prepared to evade
passing through towns or cities in his
flight. ' '
Mrs. Chobar heard a 'shot last
night -and, rushing to the kitchen,
was met by her husjaniL,.who over .
powtrfd feci He Uedher te-tf.-ah r-
with rope d wire and put a towel
in her tnoutn as a gag.
After fren log ' herself she crawled
to a neighb ring Tarm house at day
break and h Id of the crime. A oosse
of men in S'ltoinobiles arrived at the
Blender ho ne from Osceola , at 6
Jury Prands Note as Lie.
A coroner i jury in Osceola this aft
ernoon exonerated Mrs. Chobar from
any participation in the crime and
branded th note accusing the
woman of u. fidelity as an attempt to
shroud the real motive of the mur
der. "'.':--! ' -
Blender wis ."9 years old and one
of the weal l)ist farmers in this
vicinifjc' He was a bachelor.
He went, ia stromsburg yesterday
afternoon ' sold a load of hogs, t
taking more han $1,000 in cash home '
with him. His slayer is alleged to
have stolen iie ni'Miey.
The Chobi t came here from Ex
eter, Neb., r e weeks ago. They are
said to hav 'lived one year in the
Nebraska t twn. They originally
lived in Illit Ms. ,
Slain While' He Slept.
.York, Neb "Kov. 29. (Special Tel
egram.) Al .lender, fl bachelor about
40 years old Hvhoso home was four
miles north fit of Benedict, was
murdered so 'ie time last night, sup
posedly by !ji3 farm hand, ' Low
Blender h d sold some hogs .at
Stronwburg md cashed the checfc, .
amounting 1 1 several iitudred Mol
lars, in a Str' Asburg bank. After sup
per Elender lay down on a couch,
(Continued on fata three, Coloma Two.)
THt MOSROE lit C0HPAS7 , ;
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