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THE BEE: OMAITA. TITURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1917.
RUSS NOT TO MAKE
WITH THE ENEMY
Germany's Terms, Which Include Control of Wheat Crop
and Importations Free of Duty, Will Be Rejected ;
Bolsheviki Anarchy Is Restoring Order
Throughout Distressed Country.
Candidates Who Fail in Reserve
Corps to Get Militia Commands
London, Dec. 11. Russia will not make a separate
peace. The Bolsheviki will reject the German terms which in
clude Teuton control of Russian wheat and importations duty
Extremists now are in the minority. Bolsheviki anarchy
is bringing order throughout the country.
THREAT OF DYNAMITE. attitude expressed by one of the dip-
The anti-Bolsheviki feeling among lomats:
, . , , Bolsheviki May Control,
the people has found expression in a . '
i v. tin t v iivs uv.nw lis v. . v. an
'Washington. Dec. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Candidates for reserve
corps commissions who failed through
physical disability or lack of military
knowledge to be recommended by
commanders at l'lattsburg. Fort Ni
agra and othci training .amps are to
be called into the :u'litar service of
the -lation to officer the new naiicni.
militia soon to be organised for
guarding ports and government property.-
The training camp division of the
war department today began the task
of ascertaining the addresses of the
men discharged from training camps
as disqualified for service as line of
ficers and requests will be sent to i
Hundreds of men who attend the
training camps held by the war de
partment before the expiration of the
three months intensive trailing were
dischargcu for physical disability or
apparent ina, titmle for the sort of
military duties that will devolve on
every L'nited States officer when he
reaches the battlefields of France.
Only a small percentage of these
discharged men voluntarily enlisted in
the service as privates.
Likewise thousands of men' took
the physical examination for entrance
to tlie last training camp who could
not be admitted because of the de
cision of the department to hold only
nine officers' schools..
These also, the War department
eacli urging him to offer his servics I hopes, will be available as leaders or
for. commands of the new militia or- j non-commissioned officers of i lie pro
ganizations to be raised in the states, posed iu.tion.tl mili'ii.
letter addressed to the council of na
tional commero which contains a
threat to dynamite the Smolny in
stitute, headquarters of the Bolsheviki
in Petrograd, at noon next Thursday,
if the soldiers' and workmen's dep
uties do not deprive the commission
ers of their authority. The letter is
signed by the "members of the fight
ing organization." .
Far Reaching Demands.
A Berlin semi-otficial review of the
armistice negotiations with Russia
says that Russa's conditions for an
armistice were ""stonishingly far
reaching," x'or their military situa
tion. "The Russians for example," says
the review, "demanded the evacuation
of Moon Island, without offering to
withdraw their troops at any point,
and that for the duration of the
srmistice contemplated for six
months wc should not even remove
our troops on the eastern front to
rest camps. Such conditions, of
course, we could not agree."
The fact that an agreement was
reached for 10 day truce is consid
ered to be a favorable sign for the
Constituent Assembly Sits.
A Russian government wireless
message today says:
"The second sitting of the con
stituent assembly was opened by a
person authorized by the council of
people's commissaries. There wert
present no fewer than 400 mem
bers." The telegram is signed by Lcnine.
No news of the first sitting of the
constituent assembly has yet been re
ceived, probably because of delayed
cable transmission. The message also
was signed by "Uritzky, commissary
for elections to the assembly" and
by "GousetT. sccre-ia. to the military
revolutionary committee." Appended
was the following:
"To all executive committees of sol
diers' and workmen's deputies and
peasants' deputies: Telegram to all
from Bielgorod, December 10."
A Renter dispatch from Petrograd,
dated Monday, says the Pravda an
nounces the first collision between
the Maximalist troops and from 3,000
to 4,0(K) troops under General Korni
loff armed with machine guns, at
Tamanovka station, 28 versts from
Kaledines in Control.
Stockholm, Dec. 11. A irocla
mation of General Kaledines, the
Cossack leader, declaring- that the
Cossack government has taken over
power in the Donetz region of south
ern Russia, is published in the Yuzhny
Krai, a newspaper of Kharkov, a copy
of which has reached Stockholm, having-
escaped the Bolsheviki censorship
General Kaledines declares that the
Cossacks have the means of maintain
ing order and intend to use their
vhole power to oppose the Bolsheviki.
The newspaper publishes sharply
worded protest agains the Bol
iheviki from seven different army
corps. Turkestan is reported to be
mobilizing all men between the ages
of 16 to 45 who will be sent to
Tashkent, capital of that government,,
to fight the Bolsheviki who now con
trol the city.
Assembly May Fail.
Petrograd, Saturday, Dec. 8.
Whether the constituent assembly,
the dream of generations of Russian
revolutionists, will open next Sun
day is still a matter of conjecture,
although the national commissaries
today declared the day a national
holiday in honor of the accomplish
ment of the feathering for the first
time of representatives of 160,000.
000 people to decide their own future.
All the forces of Russia are center
ing on the assembly, the maelstrom
whence will emerge stability or an
irchy and probably peace or war.
The Petrograd Union for Defense
assembly today issued an appeal to
the people to defend their rights, but
the Izvestia, organ of the soldiers'
and workmen's delegates, in a long
edtiorial declares the present gov
ernment rather than the constituent
assembly is the real expression of the
will of the masses. "The enemies of
the workmen's and soldiers' dele
gates are putting their faith in the
constituent assembly," the Iccvestia
Bays. "The members of this body are
men liable to have changing vievs."
Government by Assembly.
In reply to a question as to what
form of government in Russia the
allies would consider as recognized
ind supported by the people, the Brit
ish ambassador, Sir George Buchan
an, said, in an itnerviwv today, that
Great Britain's position was that it
is a government must naturally come
from the constituent assembly, al
Ihotigh it might come from some
The ambassador explained that
Great Britain considered it necessary
first to discuss peace terms among
he allies before taking them up with
;hc enemy, and on that account could
lot participate in the armiitice nego
tiations. He added that he had taken
no action toward recognition of the
Notwithstanding the undercurrent
of opposition froTn the Bolsheviki, as
a result of which political strife is
certain, the general opinion in Petro
grad is that the actions of the assem
bly must be regarded as definite by
'he foreign embassies, which for
more than a month have been in a dif
ficult position as regards the Lenine
Trotzky government. The allied em
bassies arc frankly awaiting the de-'
cision of the assembly. This is the j
government upon Russia," he said.
"If the constituent assembly decides
that the present Bolsheviki govern
ment shall continue, then there will
be nothing left to us but to put this
situation frankly before our govern
ments and ask for an immediate de
cision." Germany also is believed to be
waiting for the assembly before tak
ing definite action in regard to the
armistice offer of the Bolsheviki. The
conference between the Russian and
German delegates are to be resumed
the day following the opening of the
Present indications based on re
ports from scattered towns and vil
lages from the Siberian steppes to the
Caucasus, from Petrograd to Odessa,
arc that the assembly's makeup will
include Bolsheviki delegates nearly
equal in number to all the other
parties. The members of the assem
bly run the gauntlet of political faiths
from Kerensky to Llenine.
The Petrograd Telegram bureau
states that there is no truth in the
report that the Bolsheviki govern
ment has decided upon the annulment
of Russia's foreign loans, according
to a Central News dispatch from
Refuse to Obey Bolsheviki.
Peking, Dec. '11. The council of
soldiers' and workmen's deputies at
Harbin, "Manchuria, on the trans-Siberian
railway line, have received tele
grams from Nikolai Lcnine, the Bol
sheviki premier in Petrograd, order
ing the council to assume control of
the town, the railway and the Rus
sian customs on the Manchurian
The Chinese eastern railway em
ployes' union has protested against
this action as bringing in foreign in
terference. The railway men express
their determination to support Lieu
tenant General Horvath, the Russian
military commander at Harbin, saying
that it is impossible for either the for
eign authorities or the local social
organizations to recognize the Bol
"Boats and Planes Will
Win War," Says Kenyon
Washington, Dec. 12. (Special Tel
gram.) "Boats and more boats, aero
planes and more aeroplanes, artillery
and more artillery arc the great needs
of the United States and the allies to
win this war," said Senator Kenyon
of Iowa at the capitol today.
Senator Kenyon had just returned
to this country after a visit to the
British and French fronts in Europe
in company with Senator Kendrick of
"Men too will be needed in great
numbers," continued Senator Kenyon.
"but without boats, aeroplanes and
artillery the war cannot be won.
"We must have supremacy 6f the
air to win."
Senator Kenyon said that he and
his colleagues had spent four days on
the French front and three days on
the British front, and that they had
been given an opportunity to see
everything there was to see. The al
lies, he said, are looking to the United
States and the United States must
give the.aid they are looking for.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
MARCH ON CAPITOL
Wives of Cabinet Officers At
tend Reception on Day
Amendment Is Reported.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 12.
Four hundred women gathered here
for the 49th annual convention
of the National American Woman
Suffrage association will march on the
capitol tomorrow to present argu
ments to their state congressional
divisions in favor of the passage of
the federal suffrage act reported to
day before the house judiciary com
mittee without recommendation.
The executive council, it was
learned, probably will recommend to
the convention, which begins tomor
row, that if the suffrage act is de
feated at this session, the association
enter the congressional election next
year in an effort to elect enough mem
bers favorable to suffrage to insure
passage of the amendment by the suc
Reception to Officers.
The principal social event of the
convention was a reception given to
night in honor of Mrs. Carrie Chap
m:.a Catt, the national president, and
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, honorary
president. Those in the receiving line
included Mrs. W. G. McAdoo, Mrs.
Rome Honor 8 U. S. for
Fighting With Austria
Rome, Monday, Dec. 10. All
Rome is decorated with Italian and
American flags to celebrate the
declaration of war by the United
States against Austria-Hungary.
A parade several miles in length,
comprising senators, deput i e s,
clubs, associations and townspeo
ple, marched through the city to
the square facing the American
embassy, where a great demonstra
tion was held, the bands playing
Italian and American airs.
Ambassador Thomas Nelson
Page and his staff appeared at the
windows of the embassy and were
The mayor of Rome, Prince
Colonna, convoked the municipal
ity for a special sitting at the cap
itol in honor of the United States.
In a speech emphasizing the
great proof President Wilson had
given of the friendship of America
toward Italy by rushing to fight by
its side the moment the enemy had
invaded Italian territory, Prince
Colonna declared that America and
Italy were indissolubly united in a
war of liberty, justice and civiliza
tion against tyranny.
Amid cheers, the prince proposed
to name a street in Rome for Pres
ident Wilson in honor of the Amer
ican declaration of war on Austria
Hungary. Ambassidor Page thanked the
demonstrators, saying that the
United States could not help but
come to the aid of Italy and of
Rome, "the cradle of civilization
and religion, in a war conducted for
ideals common to both countries
and for that freedom which is the
essential reason for their existence."
Daniels, Mrs. Franklin KLane, Mrs.
Newton I). B,-ker, Mrs. Josephus
David F. Houston, Mrs. Thomas W.
Gregory and Mrs. A. S. Burleson.
The general understanding among
house leaders is that the suffrage res
olution will not be called up in the
house until after the holiday recess,
although an effort may be made to
call it up immediately after disposi
tion of the prohibition amendment.
Discussion of plans for opposing
the federal suffrage amendment be
fore congress and election of officers
occupied today's session of the an
nual conventio.. of the National As
sociation Opposed to Woman Suf
Mrs. James A. Wadsworth, jr., of
New York was re-elected president of
the association and Mrs. Robert Lans
ing, wile of the secretary of state,
again was thosen secretary. Mrs. V.
V. Goddard, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
was elected a vice president.
In her annual address today Mrs.
Wadsworth said that the keynote of
the association's campaign now is "the
determination to protect America
from enemies within her borders."
Admiral's Construction Report
Remarkable for Brevity
Washington, Dec. 12. One single
printed pae constitutes the annual
report; made public today, of Rear
Admiral David W. Taylor, chief of
the bureau of construction and re
pair, although that officer is carrying
out the largest naval building pro
gram ever entered upon by any
More than 800 vessels are under
construction, from dcadnaughts and
battle cruisers of a size never before
contemplated, to submarine chasers
"designed, built and sent abroad im
mediately after the declaration of
war. In some cases a year has been
saved in the construction of destroy
ers. Vessels not expected for delivery
until late in 1918 are today in actual
service in European waters. Billions
of dollars are involved in the con
tracts; yet, the report says, only that
building facilities are being used and
exceptional measureta accelerate
construction of ccriain types have
"These measures are producing re
sults," Admiral Taylor concludes,
summarizing his gigantic task in wh..t
is probably the briefest report ever
made by a government bureau.
Nebraskan Gets Job in
U. S. War Department
(From a Staff C'orrnf pondi'nt.) t
Washington, Dec. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Stanley Herzinger of
Recknian, Neb., has been appointed
clerk in the War department.
Rural letter carriers appointed arc:
Quinn, S. D., Ira N. Bullis; Rapid
City, S. )., Alfred C. Johnson.
The following named officers of the
medical ' reserve corps are assigned
to duty in the base hospital: First
Lieutenant Ralph V. Allen; First
Lieutenant Ralph L. Dourmashk, in
Camp Dodge, 88th division.
Heart Disease Causes
Deatfvof Crippled "Central"
Shenandoah. Ia Dec. 12. (Spe
cial.) Miss Lillian Toay, a crippled
woman. 37 years old, for six years
a. "central girl," at Shenandoah and
in charge of the exchange at Essex
eight years, died this morning from
heart disease. She has been caring
for her invalid mother, who survives
Yes you like your coffee
but does li Ijkeyou?
Lack of highest efficiency
saoig price to pay
C -VvV ' -mi m -r . I 1 - . w -w - .- 1 1 . m
"There's a Reason
Postum Cereal Company.
" MT Wfi4I !ltT Ov'tli
TO BUY FOOD FOR
U. S. AND ALLIES
All Purchases to Be Made by
Single Body; Will Safeguard
Interests of Producers
and Nations Alike.
ty AvuM-lnteil rfttfO
Washington, Dec. 12 Creation of a
general fooxl purchase board to co
ordinate the buying of foodstuffs for
the army and navy and for the allied
governments was announced tonight
by Food Administrator Hoover.
Mejnbers of the board were named
by Hoover, with the approval of the
secretaries of war and navy. They
"Paymaster-General -Samuel Mc
Gowan of the navy, chairman; M.ijor
Gencral Henry G. Sharpe. quartermaster-general
of the army; V. Y. S.
i"Nioin, chief of the food administra
' tion's division of co-ordinaation of pur
chases and representative of allied
purchasers, and F J. Scott of the
1 federal trade commission.
; "The functions of the board," said
; Mr. Hoover tonight, "arc far-reaching.
: The plan is so to co-ordinate the pur
, chasing :.. to place it strictly on an
official basis and to disturb as little
,,s possible market conditions, having
I due regard for the interests of the
' producer and the consumer as well as
lour fighting forces and those couti
I tries dependent on us for their sup
plies of food."
Board Defines Principles. .
At its tirst meeting today the board
: drew up the following principles of
j organization :
I " The demand for certain food com
modities b. the army, navy, neutrals,
I allies and civil population is greater
, than the supplv of such commodi
"One of the fundamental purposes
of the food administration is to protect
these groups from exorbitant prices.
"The shortage of supplies and the
aggregation of buying in such large
units has effectually suspended the
law of supply and demand as an ef
fectual regulator of fair prices and
i stimulates speculation.
"The normal purchases of these
'commodities in such large units un
der these circumstances by bid and
contract, not only is impossible in
some cases, but in any event raises
the general price leve" of the country
and fosters speculation.
"It is considered that it is vital
to the general welfare that these large
purchases in certain commodities shall
be made by plans of allocation among
sellers at fair an 1 just prices. The
federal trade commission's efforts are
to he directed to see that cost state
ments are not inflated."
The food purchase board will first
decide what commodities are to be
bought under the plan of allocation
then call into conference the trades
roncerned. After a plan of purchase
is agreed on the board will turn to
the federal trade commission for a
determination of the cost of producing
the commodity and then the board
will recommend a price.
For Stealing Shoes
Camp Dodge, Ia Dec. 12. Ser
geant l.everne Staley of Stillwater,
Mont., a member of Truck Company
No. .)!(), hasMieen sentenced to six
years in the federal penitentiary at
Leavenworth, following his convic
tion by court-martial on charges of
stealing a pair of shoes and attempted
conspiracy to steal.
"I'm going to be my own
Santa Ctaut this Christ
mn, here goe for a
auit and overcoat. The
folks would never think
of making me uch a
gift. They do a lot of
thinking about 'Dad'
present' and then com
promise on a pair of
gloves or a bunch of
Said a customer to us.
What a hit any family
could make "clubbing it"
for a Christmas overcoat or
suit for Dad this year, lie
will never forget your
fctf 1 MkT Iwbw.OiiHI)'
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and Lasting Satisfaction in
TN JUSTICE TO YOURSELF you
L will not overlook the tremendous
money-saving opportunity offered
by this greater store's values and
vast selections. For the same good
reason you will ask to see Hiekey
Freeman Quality clothes, the finest
tailored ready-for-service clothing in
An Exclusive Nebraska Feature
They're masterpieces of the tailor's art
unapproached outside of the most exclu
sive custom tailor shops, yet instead of
$45 to $100 for equal custom tailor value
our prices for Hickey-Freeman Suits and
Overcoats range from
$20 to $40.
And the Finest Silk Lined Chesterfields,
Trench Coats, Form-Fitting Coats
and Storm Ulsters, to $60.
In view of steadily advancing woolen prices there
in justification in every mam buying a generous
clothing supply for future use.
Everything "He" Wants for Xmas
And Not One Item He Doesn't Want
That's what makes your Christmas gift buying for a man such a
success at the Greater Nebraska. Choose his gift from any of these good
-50c to $2.50-
Men's Fur Caps
$3.50 to $25.00-
Automobile Coat, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 up.
Fur Collar Overcoat, $25 to $100.
Silk Lined Cheiterfield O'coat. $25 to $50.
Tuxedo Coat, title lined. $15, $20, $25.
Full Dre.i Suit, silk lined, $25 and $35.
Holeproof and Interwoven Hoie, 30c, 35c, 55c.
Cashmere and Heavy Wool Hose, 30c to 55c.
Fancy Ve.ti, $2.50 to $3.50.
Linen Handkerchief, 25c to $1.
Silk Handkerchief, 25c to $1.50.
Warm Mackinaw Coat, $7.50 to $15.
Jumbo Weave Sweater Coat, $5 to $8.50.
"V" Neck Sweater Coat. $3 to $8.50.
Men' Army Sweater Coat, $3 to $8.50.
Smoking and Houe Coat, $5 to $10.
Bath and Lounging Robe, $4 to $8.
Ring Neckwear Holder, 50c to $1.
Military Brushe and Set, $1.50 to $3.50.
Neckwear and Hdkf. Cae, $1.50 to $3.50.
Silk Muffler, fine howing, 50c to $5.
Initial Belt Buckle (Sterling), $1.
WW I noil MAN.nu.
Pa jama, outing or ilk, $1.50 to $5.
Night Roba, outing or cotton, $1 to $2.
Silk Shirt, fin gift, $3.50 to $7.50.
White Dre. Shirt. $1.50 to $2.
Negligee Shirt, bet make, $1 to $3.
Flannel Shirt, all colon, $1.50 to $4.
Warm-Lined Glove and Mitten, $1.50 to $5.
Automobile Gauntlet, $1.50 to $7.50.
Kid Glove, $1.50 to $3.50.
Fur Glove, $5 to $8.50.
Silk Glove, whit or gray, $1 to $1.75.
Cuff Link, wide election', 25c to $2.50.
Scarf .Pin, 25c to $2; Tie Clacp. 25c to $1.
Combination Jewelry Set, $1 to $3.
Safety Razor, all make, 25c to $6.
Collar Bag, alway good, 50c to $3.
Suit Cae Priced at $1.25 to $25.
Traveling Bag, at $1.95 to $25.
Army Trunk. $11 to $22.
Wardrobe Trunk, $20 to $60.
Standard Steamer Trunk, $5.50 to $25.
.C ORRECT APPAREL FOR MEN AND WOMEN
U M mm
Flake can of salmon and mix
TN-ith chopped celery-3 parts
of salmon to 1 of celery. Add
French dressing, put In dish
on bed of lettuce. Garnish
with lemon dices and pickled
beets, olive and hard-ltoiled
tg&. Strvt with CERVA.
Made from grain and hops. A true tonic.
A nutritious, healthful, soft drink.
At grocers', at druggists', in fact at ail
places where good drinks are sold.
LEMP Manufacturers ST. LOUIS
CERVA SALES CO H. A. STL1N WENDER, Distributor
1517 Nicholas St. Omaha, .Nab. Douflaa 3842.
When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
SOLDIERS IN CAMP
The abrupt change from
home comforts to camp life may ba
tryingjon your boy'i health, but if he
will only take the rich liquid-food in
it will create richer blood to es
tablish body-warmth and fortify his
lungs and throat-.Thousands of
soldiers all over the world
take Sccti's Cc:ztehn,
It is exactly rh-t they need.
Scott St Bowne, !
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