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PART ONE. '
PAGES 1 TO 14
VOL. XLVH NO. 25.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1917. FOUR SECTIONS FORTY-FOUR PAGES.
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FO FASTEN HOLD ON GAMBIA!
THE WEATHER ' -
ROMANS AND AUSTRIANS
MARSHAL GUNS AND MEN
Enemy Forces Drawn Up on Either Side of High Plateau
Shell With Artillery As Prelude to Vigorous
Offensive; Men Encamped in Tents
(By Associated Preu.)
Italian Army Headquarters in Northern Italy, Dec 1. -A
colonel, commanding batteries along the Asiago front, where
the Austrians and Germans are exerting their pressure, took
the correspondent along his lines today and explained the situa
tion and the action in progress.
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' From his observation post 'at the
summit of the mountains flanking the
Asiago plateau, one could look down
on the shell-torn and deserted city of
Asiago, now held by the 'enemy, with
his lines of entrenchments beyond and
his batteries blazing from the long
ifrange- of summits extending from
Monte Meletta eastward to the
Brenta river. -
It was a most impressive mountain
scene, at an altitude of 5,000, with the
clouds lying below, instead ot above,
and the cannonade echoing through
the gorges. v..
The ground was covered with an
inch of snow, which had fallen in the
night and the ponds formed in shell
holes were coated with three inches
The men off duty were arpund.
campfires looking welt and contented.
The -colonel sard livine conditions,
rations and supplies were in good
Asiago a Desolate Scene.
Some of the men were in tents on
" the ' mountain slopes, others in
trenches and dugouts, while thers
vere in rough frame barracks, which
are being hastily constructed.
Asiago itself presented a desolate
aspect in the midst of the fire-swept
plateau to which it gives the name,
with the Italians on one side and the
enemy on the other. Houses. burches
and tall campaniles JiiS-f.11
plainly, but the olonfiWCy'e
whole place was -in ruins. 'SiflJout -a
;u;nrr ,'ntartA trnnc field classes
showed nQjjfgh 6f life in the town audJ
H6mo.kfe rose from the, factories or
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' TlfeTartillerv was heavyNidJcoi
. UllUlil T uiiu at
Iniiniis. -Theolbnel- said the nem
was bringing up its guns of;: large
caliber. . Twenty monster projectiles
had come in a bunch early in the day,
opening great, craters, which were
now frozen ponds. There had been
no infantry advances and the colonel
was satisfied with the repulse the,n
emy had received. The enemy would
doubtless attempt another advance,
the colonel said, but the strength -of
the Jtlaian lines gave assurance that
it would be repulsed again. ,
Austrian prisoners who had been
brought in declared that they recently
. came from the Russian front. The
enemy lines were made, up, according
to their officer, of Germans arid Aus-
'- trians but there were, no Bulgarians
or Turks. The wild niture of this
country was shown while the soldiers
were digging trenches, when they un
earthed the fosil remains of numer
ous mastodons of gigantic dimen-
Infantry on March.
Along the. road leading to the front
there was activity, with vast forces
of men and material pushed forward.
tThe correspondent passed batteries of
, heavy guns, drawn by trains, tractors
and huge stacks -of nine and 12-inch
: shells. Ifffantry'was moving forward,
being strung along the rOad for three
miles. This and frequent evidences
of troops on many roads gave visible
signs of the power being concentrated,
while on every hand the, officers and
the men were confident that the en
emy's great drive from the north had
been held as that from the Piave side
: was held. ,
Rain and Snow is Predicted :.
For Next Week in This Region
Washington, , D. C, Dec. 1.
Weather, predictions for the week
beginning . Sunday, issued by the
weather bureau today, are: '
Upper-Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valley: Light and scattered
rains or snows in southern, portion
and snows jn northern portion early
in the week wilj be followed by fair,
zolder weather,' which .will, continue
without decided changes until Satur
day. .The Weather
For Nebraska Unsettled.
- '. Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday. , .
j Hour. Dtg.
I V K " ..
SI a. m J6
S a. m 36
t i I a.m 38
rp 10 a. m 41
Jl 12 m 46
I, 1 P. m 47
E2 'p. m. SI
,. S p. m. ......... 53
J' 4 p. m. .......... S2
d w. m J
, ' p. m ..... 4
- 7 p. m 48
MAk f .
Comparatlre Loral eeai-dft.
1S17. 191S. 191S. 114.
'-' Highest yesterday .. 63 65 36 4t
Lowest yesterday ..33 34 34 33
i Mean tempera turs ..43 -.44 34 " 48
" precipitation .00 . T. .00
Temperatures and precipitation departures
!rom tha normal.
" vjrroal temperatara 13
Jt-vesa (or the day . 10
fotaL deficiency sine March 1 131
Normal precipitation .03 Inch
Deficiency for tha.day ".03 inch
- ' Total ralrfall since March 1...21 38 inches
' - Deficiency sinca March 1 7.00 inches
Iieflelency for cor. period, 11. 13.33 Indies
vU)etlclency for cor. period,. 1316. 1.62 Inch
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KEEP CLOSE TAB
ON EVERY TON
OF COAUN STATE
Fuel Administrator Kennedy
Sends Out Rules for Guid
ance of County Chairmen;
Consumer Must Report. 1
.. Certificates of 1 appointment, rules
for. the guidance of newly appointed
county chairmen and blanks fpr keep
ing accurate records on every ton of
coal in Nebraska have been sent out
by Fuel Administrator Kennedy. ,
The county committee has four dif
ferent statements to be signed and
swern to by the retail dealers. Two
fprms are provided for the consumers
when they purchase coal, and a form
for retail dealers when they ask for
assistance in obtaining coal. The
consumers' statement is to prevent
Each retail dealer's statement will
be forwarded by the county Chairman
to the state administrator, to be used
as a basis in obtaining and speeding
up coal shipments. ' - -.,-- .;
, , Extraordinary Power. .
The power vested in the commit
tees is an extraordinary war oower.
declares Administrator Kennedy, and
Information obtained from coal deal
ers or their books is confidential.
Reports and recommendations 'of
f 3ic county committees are not to be
riade public until they have been ap
proved by the state fuel administra
The duties of the county, commit
tees as defined by Administrator Ken
nedy consist of gathering information
regarding the supply of fuel in their
fuel needs, with special regard to im
mediate needs; to investigate, and re
port on prices at which each size and
quality of coal is sold and to continue
these reports at such intervals as may
be deemed advisable; to report the
gross margin of each dealer, and to
investigate the status of contracts be
tween' jobbers or operators and the
industrial plants of the community,
especially where such contracts tall
for delivery at prices below the presi
dent's price. x
Date is Set for Second j
Municipal Dance, Dec' 17
Mayor Dahlman, in connection with
the Board of Public Welfare, set Mon
day night, December 17,- as the date
of the second muny dance at the Au
ditorium. - ; 'Hi! JSEJ
Chilean Heiress Freed
: of Murder Charge by Jury
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JURY IN CASE OF
MRS. DE SAULLES
Verdict Returned After Five
Hours' Deliberation; Mass of
Testimony Submitted on ;
Closing Day of Trial..
Mineola, N. Y., Dec. 1. Mrs.
Blanca De Saulles was acquitted, by
a supreme court jury tonight of the
murder of her divorced husband John
L. De Saulles. The jury's delibera
tions lastedpne hour and 43 minutes.
Mrs. .De Saulles was prostrated
whV:n, on leaving-the court room a
newspaper' photographer touched off
a flashlight.' She was taken into the
witness room of the court room ad
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
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Discrimination Case to Be
Heard Here1 First of Year
, . Commission.
The passenger rate discrimination
case, which the Commercial cluf has
been agitating for nearly two years,
will be heard by a special representa
tive of the Interstate Commerce com
mission in Omaha January 6, 1918.
Tfiis is the complaint which
charges that summer tourist excursion
rates from Kansas City and St., Joseph
fo all important 'cities east of - the
Mississippi river and in Canada are
discriminatory against- Omaha be
cause they are unduly-low as com
pared with'fares collected froui Oma
ha travelers to like destinations.
Travelers have repeatedly com-
nlninprl that it nnssihle rn hiiv round
trip tickets to eastern points from $tf
i T7- ' i f .
10 $i cneaper in ivansas uy apu oi,
Joseph than in Omaha. Those who
nave complained are expected to be
present January 6 to testify.
Special Sermons Announced for
"Tuberculosis Sunday" Dec 2
New York, Dec. 1. War sermons
on the tuberculosis problem are to be
preached in churches throughout the
country tomorrow and on December
8, it was announced here today by the
National Association for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Tomorrow marks the eighth annual
observance of "tuberculosis Sunday"
and December 8 comes- at the close
of "tuberculosis week," during which
1,500 state and local anti-tuberculosis
associations will conduct an educa
tional . campaign against the plague.
Several million pieces of literature
will be distributed. , '
Jipp Heirs Fight Over
; Some Insurance Money
The Jipp family of "Omaha and
Sioux City has gone into . federal
court to settle a quarrel over $1,000
insurance money left to them in the
Modern Brotherhood of America.
Frank, Edith and Ruth Jipp of Sioux
City and Ora Jipp of Omaha claim
the whole sum to the exclusion of
Louis Jipp of Omaha. Louis Jipp, on
the other hand, daims $500 of the in
surance money for himself. Suit was
filed in the Omaha division of federal
court.' A new federal law," passed
February 22, 1917, allows the lodge
to pay the money into federal ,court
and then let the heirs fight it out.
Telegraphs King That United
, States Will Safeguard His
: Country Integrity and v
" V .Freedom.
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Washington, Dec. 1. America's
pledge to support and use its efforts
to maintaia Roumanian integrity has
been given to that government by
President Wilson in a message sent
to the king. Assurances that the
United States will continue to assist
him and his people in the war were
renewed. " The message of the presi
dent follows: -
"The people of the United States
have watched with feelings of warm
est sympathy . and admiration the
courageous struggle of your majesty
and the people orRoiimania to pre
serve from the domination of German
militarism their national integrity and
freedom. The ; government of the
United States is determined to con
tinue to assist Roumania in this strug
gle At the same time I wish to assure
your n.ajesty that- the United Mates
will support Roumania after- the war
tj the best of its ability-and that in
any final negotiations for peace it will
use its constan. efforts to see to it
that the integrity of Roumania as a
freehand independent nation-is ade
quately safeguarded." '
Mexican Export Duties
On Products of Mines
Mexico City. Dec. 1. The govern
ment' announces1 the1 following export
duties on. metal, in national gold, for
December: '- , -
Gold, 93.33 pesos per, kilogram; sil
ver,, imi pesos per kilogram; ore
concentrates,. 3.924 pesos per kilo
gram; copper bars, .51 icentavos per
kilogram; ore concentrates, .621
eentavos per kilogram; lead bars,-.56
centavos per kilogram; 6re- concen
trates, .75 centavos per kilogram;
zinc bars,, .73 centavos per kilogram:
ore concentrates, ,97v centavos per
kilogram; tin bars, 9.12 centavos per
kilogram; ore concentrates, 10.9 cen
tavos per kilogram; mercury, .18
Export duty on mercury will be
based., on flasks of an average net
weight of 34 kilograms and a sample
will be taken from every 'tenth flask
for assay to determine whether it
contains an., amalgamof any other
precious metal subject to a higher
duty -' - . 1
Three Omaha Girls Expect to Be
With the Red Cross. in France
Three more Omaha' girls are .ex
pecting to do their bit in the war
"somewhere in France" and are work
ing diligently that they may be ready
when the call comes. Society' held
their attention before the" war, ;but
now more serious duties than attend
ing teas and dances claim these young
women. . t, ,--J v '
Miss Blanche Deuel, daughter of
Mr. a-d Mrs. C. L. Deuel, andiMiss
Irene Carter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Carter, are planning to go
. GERMAN ONRUSH
AND. HOLD GAINS
Counter Attacks Save Day Against Fierce Thrusts of Des
perate Enemy, Who Fail to Break Byng's Salient' .
and See Deeply Laid Plan of Enveloping
Movement FVustrated. . .
London, Dec. 1. The official report of atrial operations,
issued tonight, sayst "Yesterday our scout patrols fired more
than 15,000 rounds from their machine guns on enemy troops
and transports on the roads behind the' fighting line. Fifteen
hostile airplanes were brought down and three' others were
driven down out of control. .
' London, Dec. 1. The Germans last night made no further
large attacks on the Cambrai front, where they conducted a
violent offensive yesterday in an effort to regain the ground
captured by the British last week. The following annouhxe
ment was given out today t . s ; vN -V
""On the Cambrai battle front the Germans during the
night made no effort to renew their' principal attacks.'! V' '
Trotzky Disciplines M. Makla
koff for Participating In Inter-Allied
Conference ; ; ;
;.ln Paris, :Ai.'A
! - '.r: .BULLETIN. Y'
Petrograd,,Dec. 1-The diplomatic
representatives of Norway, Sweden
and Switzerland havt decided '. to
acknowledre the receipt of the armii
tice not issued by Leon Trotsky, the
Bolsheviki foreign minister, adding
to the acknowledgment simply that
they had "taken corresponding steps."
, Petrograd.' DecT ' 1. M. Makla-
koff, the ' Russian -ambassador ' to
France, has been declared dismissed
from his post by' Leon Trotzky,. the
Bolshevik! commissary for foreign af
fairs. This action was taken because
of the ambassador's participation in
the interallied conference, which is
considered a state offense, entailing a
heavy penalty. ' r
Ambassador Maklakoff, ' who was
appointed by the Kerenskv govern
ment, arrived in Paris on November
7, bat up to this time has not pre'
sented' his letters to the French gov
ernment, as he has been waiting to
see what happens in Russia. . He sits
in the interallied conference by spe
cial invitation and as an unofficial ob
server. - ,
-M. Maklak6ff, in interviews during
the last month, has expressed hi's op
position to the Bolsheviki. On No
vember 26 he predicted the fall of the
Maximalists within a short time.
Calls Dukhonin a Liar,
Ensign Krylenko, the Bolsheviki
commander-in-chief, in exhorting the
army to support the Bolsheviki pro
gram urged it to "mark with, your
condemnation the lying, hypocritical
proclamations of General .Dukhonin
and his bourgeolse disciples, who have
entrenched themselves at staff head
quarters and who for height, months
have misled the Russian nation with
false promises of peace."
Ensgn Krylenko declares : General
Dukhonin, who refused to relinquish
his command when the Bolsheviki
government ordered Krylenko to sup
plant him, an enemy to the nation,
and says: .
"Those who support him, regardless
of their social or party position, shall
be arrestetd with him."
State May Close Saloons
Near Ship Yards and Camps
New York, Dec. l.A unanimous
opinion that a . state has the legal
power during the war to close cer
tain saloons without waiting for or
ders from the- federal government
was handed down by the appellate, di
vision of the supreme court in Brook
lyn today. . t . .
Under this decisi6n excise authori
ties here said all saloons-in .the. vi
cinity (f places in New York state
where ships arcbuilt, men encamped,
munitions and other war equipment
are made and soldiers take. their de
parture may be' closed by the state.
abroad in June to work as stenograph
ers for the Red Cross. They will ac
company Mrs. James Tancock, who
expects to leave for service in Young
Women's Christian association .work
at that time. . Miss i Deuel and' Miss
Carter are attending ;the Van Sant
business school, preparing themselves
for their work. Miss Ruthf Arnstein;
daughter. of Mrs. -Theresa Arnstein,
another 'student at, the -Van Sant
school, also plans to do - war work
abroad, her friends say, " ,x '
V TPVTia Tarn mi hdtttsu
Details of the fighting in the Cam
brai area yesterday now beginning to
come through, emphasise the serious
nature of the enemy attempt to break
up the broad salient created by Gen
eral Byng's recent victory, which so
seriously' menaces the German Cam.
brai base. ' , :.. . ','' :
The German ,. turning . movement
patently gave . jhe t British a trying
time of it.' They', were ''obliged hur- '
riedly to. withdraw their troops from
tc area that was being cut off by the
progress, of the German ; wedge and,
according to Berlin, they lost 4,000
hien m" prisoners in the1 process. , '
!lf he capture of several batteries of
ncli. u f alsojf claimed by . the ,
German Staff. 'The news dispatches
indicate that a number of endangered .
guns were blown up by Byng's ar-
tillerymen , and tlie pieces that fell
into German hands may, be presumed
to have been these. .vi".'; , ,
. According to'the 'Berlin statement,
between Moeuvrcs and Bourloii snd
from Fontaine and La Folic the Ger
mans threw back . the' British to, the
villages of Graincourt, Anneux and
Cantaing. They also capturtd Gon-
nelieu and Villers-Guislain. "
.British counter attacks" finalli
stopped the Teutonic rush and saved
the day. 'The counter thrusts on the
part of the British are continuing to
day and yvhile some of the ground
lost in the drive still remains in Ger
man hands the situation today is re
ported such ai not to tause anv nar.
ticular uneasiness. , ;.
, British Blow Up Guns, f .' ,
British' Headauartera in Ffanm
Dec. 1. Jn their operations in' the
Cambrai region vesterdav the Ger
mans began a turning movement, but
the British were able to pull back
most of their troops and guns at the
first attack and save them from being
caught. The British' blew ;up a
number of guns. . , ... t .
So far as could be ascertained this
morning, no British suhs were can-
tured by the Germans. ,
The German casualties vesterdav
were exceedingly lame. The British .
probably lost a considerable .number,-'
There is no Concealing the fat thir
the enemy, save, the British an' tin.
comfortable hour or two, but the sit
uation this morning is not one to
cause particular 'uneasiness. ':,-'- "
some scattered British in the front
line may have fallen into the hands of
the Germans,' but most 'of. the tfoons
are reported to have been withdrawn
safely. Some ground has been lost, ,
but, unless unforeseen events arise,
the German plans have been fros-
trated, with the infliction of serious
losses on them. K , .. i
FiKhtinff is still nroceedinir ' todaV
The British are continuing their
counter attacks. ,'
Germans Attack at Verdun. ';
Paris.. Dec. 1. The Germans marie
Seven of our - machines
a violent attack last night on the Ver. s
dun front, the war office reports. Two
efforts, were defeated, by the French. ,
who, after a severe engagement, held '
their line intact. , -
i The, British ofiiciai report says:
"Southeast, of -..Vejtdluiile local- at.
tacks-were successfully repulsed by '
us. ..The hostile artillerv .has been
more active than usuaf in the Scarpe
valley. ' -' j .; ' . . .
. Three raids attempted bv .the ene.
my last night southwest of LaBassce
were driven off by our fire. We made
two. successful raids in the neiehbor.
hood of . Warneton,:inflicting many
casualties on the enemy and'securing
prisoners on both occasions." 1 ' . .
Berlin.- Dec. (Via London.)-.
The Germans yesterday captured
4,000 British and several batteries in
the Cambrai region, the war office an-
noiinces.' '' --- : . : ; ', 1
Brazilian Aviators. Go to Europe.- ; ,
Rio Janeiro. Dei:. l.Brazil is soon i
to make its first Contribution to the ' .t
fighting forces of the allies. In re- v
sponse-to n invitation from the Brit-,J .
ish "government that Braiilianavl.
tors complete their course of instric-4'1' ,.
tion in 'England 12 naval aviators Wir ,'
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