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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. DECEMBER. 14r 19i;
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. 0 Ranks Will be Filled by Volun
tary Enlistment and Corps
Washington, Dec. 13. The United
States guard will Jc the name of the
25,000 auxiliary force of troops au
thorized by the War "department to
supplement state and other forces
now guarding war supplies and doing
police duty essential to the conduct
of the war.
The order, for this force prescribed
that it be raised by voluntary enlist
ment or draft. Volunteers will be
accepted only between the ages of
31 and 45. If resort to the draft is
necessary, men placed in the special
classes under the new draft system as
beiiig fit for limited military service
only will be used to fill up the ranks'.
The guards will be clothed in regu
lar army blue uniforms and will be
armed with Krag-Jorgensen rifles.
As far as possible the men will be
given service in the immediate neigh
borhood of their homes.
Each battalion will be commanded
by a major from the list of those
classed "as unavailable for arduous
campaigning in Europe. Men who
failed to qualify for commissions at
the officers' training camps will be of
fered commissions or places as non
(By AsM'itrd I'itsO
Washington, Dec. 13. Important
gains amorfg members of congress
on the federal suffrage amendment
were reported to the opening session
here today of the annual convention
of the National Woman Suffrage
association by state delegations of
womeu who earlier in the day
braved a snow storm to present argu
ments to their congressional repre
sentatives at the capitot.
The Missouri delegation reported
that Speaker Clark had definitely an
nounced support to the amendment
and had told the women that if nec
essary he would vote for the amend
ment" His vote would be cast only
in the event of a "tie. Nearly all
other members of the Missouri dele
gation in congress Had declared lor
the amendment, the report said.
The women from Arkansas re
ported a solid delegation from their
state in favor of the amendment while
New York is hopeful for a solid
vote. Nebraska has gained two votes,
the women of that state reported,
and gains also were report by Ken
tucky, Iowa, Massachusetts ' and
other states. !
Greetings from Dr. Anna Howard
Shaw of New York, honorary presi
dent, featured the opening session of
the convention. In opening her brief
address Mrs. Shaw announced with
pride: "I am a voter." She said
she believed the work women are do
ing in the war emergency is accom
plishing nior1 for woman suffrage
than any other work they ever had
done in the same length of time.
Tonight's sessioi of the convention
was given over to celebration of the
suffrage victory in New York.
SAVE COAL OR
S UFFER COLD,
Amsterdam, Dec. 13. According to ! SAYS (lAKtltLu
Send Food So German
Starve in Berlin I
IN NEW PETITION
Amended Allegations Declare
Commissioner Used Room in
Court House as Wrestlers'
Expert Swimmers Die Because
They "Lose Their Heads"
Tt is proverbially true that good
swimmers in circumstances calculated
to cause excitement drown trying to
i Jover distances which are well within'
the limits of the endurance of nearly
any one, who can swim, and is not
alarmed for his safety. The record
made in the Delaware river by Charles
a. Jjurporow, Sbyi miles in 13 hours,
without ,rest or nourishment shows
what an athlete may do in fresh
That this expert swimmer possesses
exceptional physical fitness for en-
durance tets need not be said. That
he understands how to minimize the
resistance of the water and conserve
his strength may be admitted. He
filtered the water in good training.
The conditions, his own and the
weather and water conditions, were
ri;?ht. But the man was not 12 times
as physically fit, 12 times as long of
"wind." as many an ordinarily good
sv.jmmer who, facing an emergency
swnu of three miles without a pilot in
ta boat alongside, would have little
hope of covering the distance, and
would lose courage, overexert himself,
lo;e his breath, swallow water and
If 100 men capable under such, con
ditions of swimming several miles
were precipitated in the middle of a
ri.er a mile wide as a result of a mid-ni-'iht
accident to a steamer, not half
of them would reach the shore. The
ljoriiy would lose their heads, and
when a man loses his head- in" the
water the loss of his life is the next
event, lie thrashes the water as if
he had but three minutes in which to
make, a landing, loses his "wind," lets
j.h mouth fly open, gasps for breath
i.-id takes in water, and in less time
than' it required to tell it a swimmer
vho could cross and recross the
stream1 piloted by a man in a boat is
drowned, a victim to fear. Louisville
When in Doubt, Use the
1 Knife, Says a Doctor
"Open a patient to ascertain his
runr!ain;.".is the advice of Dr. John
E. Deaver of Philadelphia.
'fcVn aseptic Scalpel in the hands of
a competent surgeon is the best means
o diagnosis known," was Dr. Deav
rr's statement, following an operation
wVich he performed before a number
of surgeons. After making the neces
sary incision, Dr. Deaver discovered
that his patient was suffering from
appendicitis instead of duodenal ulcer,
a.o the case had been diagnosed.
"Frequently the real complaint
from which a person is suffering is
only disclosed by the knife," Dr.
Deaver said. "It is often inadvisable
to defer an operation too long when
there is uncertainly as to the correct
g diagnosis. We carniot place all r.ur
dependence an the X-ray because that
apparatus wffl not always-show up the
t:ue conditions '
During a scientific session held at
the Bellevue-Stratford Dr. William
Seaman Bainbridge was the principal
speaker.' His topM was "Sonic Prac
tical Points in Human Plumbing,
With Report of Cases of Special In
terest." lie compared the intestinal
canal with the plumbing of a modern
dwelling and said thara knowledge of
plumbing undoubtedly would help
physicians in the treatment of intcs-
'"Do not operate offhand LVhe saidf
"but rather regard it as jurist resort.
Operations for intestinar trouble are
frequently nothing mefrc than short
circuiting, as much of the intestine is
0 The Memory of Jonr.
At o'clock in the nlorrlng una dp.y Ia.it
summer tha Joneses took trunk, grij-s and
suitcases ant hustled for the railroad sta
tion. TweAty mlnut3 latr h taxlcab
daahtMl up to the Jones housa and out
4 I jumped .lone?.
' "What's the manor, old man?" nskoJ a
kindly cliposd neighbor. "forfcet iour
railroad t elata?"
"No," answered Jonnv showing symptoms
of pecvifhnesK. ".My wife loft a hcttle of
water boiling on the Ras Htove. Iddn't
think of It until we reached the station.
You ran always depend on a v.-oinan to have
V memory like that."
So saying. .7on"s unlocked the uoor and
hastened into the house. In about two Min
utes he ca-.ne out again witli his features
puckered into a peculiar twipt.
"How did you find It?" cheerfully asked
ths nelRhbor. "Sizzling to beat a locomo
tive. I suppose. "
"No," guiltily aimrered Jones. 'I had
forgotten that I had turned the gas off ut
the meter." Baltimore American.
"It says here. 'One of tho Idols most re
vered by stiy heathen Is a figure of a
woman seated, resting her chin In her
hands,' " said Mrs. Smith, reading from a
"Which proves they are about the wisest
people on earth." suggested her husband.
"How's that, Joshua?"
"Well,- said Mr. Cmlth. v-ith distinct em
phasis, "simply because they make a deity
of a woman 1 has sens enough to give
her chin a res'.. "Philadelphia Ledger.
J Josh's War.
So your boy Josh Is in the army?"
"Yes," replied Mr. Corntoesel," an
we're mighty proud of him."
"Suppose something happens to him?"
"Will, we haven't thought much about
. that. When Josh gets Into a mlxup he (
the Munich Post, a number of friends
and admirors of fount George T.
Hertling, the imperial German chan
cellor, have been sending him food
stuffs since he left Bavaria for Berlin
to take up the chancellorship, fearing
he rnight find difficulty in getting food
in the German capital. As the sending
of foodstuffs from Bavaria to Prussia
is against the regulations, the pack
ages were scucd and the senders ar
rested. Count Hertling has tele
graphed the Bavarian authorities, re
questing the release of these persons,
and asks that the packages be for
warded to him, adding:
' "They will be gratefully accepted."
Calls France to Order for
Extravagance in War Time
Paris, Dec. 13. Under the head
ing, "What America expects of us,"
Captain Andre Tardieu, high commis
sioner to the United States, gives the
French public some homely truths in
the- Petit Parisen. America, he
writes, is willing to give every as
sistance to Frauce, but in return hag
the right to ask her to discipline her
. Captain Tardieu says Americans
are astonished by the sight of so
many pastry shops open in Paris and
will not hesitate further to restrict
the consume ion of wheat. They will
limit commerce in otjjer ways, he pre
dicts, and will give France more tank
ers for gasoline when they no longer
meet on French country roads luxur
ious automobiles conveying the own
ers on pleasure trips.
Platinum From Russia
Arrives in This Country
Washington,-Dec. 13. A shipment
of 21,000 ounces of platinum received
today at a Pacific coast port from
Russia is the cause of much satisfac
tion to government officials.
The metal is needed badly in the
manufacture of munitions and ex
plosives, as well as for surgical and
scientific work. The domestic supply
has run so sjiort-that jewelers and
the public have been asked to stop
the use of platinum for ornaments.
The. shipment was valued at more
than $2,000,000 and was consigned
to the secretary of commerce, who
will supervise its distribution.
Travelers Protest Proposed
Railroad Rate Increase
New York, Dec. 13. A protest
against proposed increases in passen
ger rates on railroads will be taken
to Washington within a few weeks
by the Associated Commercial Travel
ers of America, which met today to
consider the situation. The organi
zations represented are the Far West
ern Travelers' association, Southern
Travelers' association. Garment Salcs
men'sassociation, Silk Travelers' as
sociation, Boot and Shoe Salesmen's
association and Associated Traveling
Salesmen of New York.
Shipping Board to Build
Barges for Mississippi River
Washington, Dec. 13. The ship
ping board today set aside 3,360,000
of its shipbuilding fund for construc
tion of twenty-four barges and four
tugs for Mississippi river traffic. The
money will be expended under the
joint supervision of the emergency
fleet corporation and the chief en
gineer's office of the army. The hope
is to relievp congested railway traffic
Charge Treason Against
Former French Premier
Paris, Dec. 13. In parliamentary
circles it is slated that the letter in
which General Dubai, military gov
ernor of Paris, asked authorization
yesterday of the Chamber of Depu
ties for the prosecution of former Pre
mier Caillaux, who recently was ac
cused of being concerned in the cam
paign for a dishonorable peace, sets
forth a number of facts brought to
light in the investigations of other
cases, upon which three charges are
Washington, Dec. 13. Reduction in
consumption alone can save the coun
try from a coal famine. Fuel Admin
istrator Garfield today told 200 chair
men of the war service committees
named by various industries to co
operate with the government in its
purchase or war supplies. 1 lie chair
men met here to organize and Dr,
Garfield was one of several officials
who outlined industrial problems fac
ing the natien.
Unless there is a concerted action
towards conservation, Dr. Garfield
said, the coal supply will not meet the
requirements ot industry. War in
dustries, he declared, will be given
first consideration by the iuel admin
istration in distributing coal and
others will have to suffer, though no
f e 1- i 1
list or uon-esseniiais lor wnicn coai
is to be denied was made up.
Mobilize 3,000 Marines to
Back Argentine President
, Buenos Aires, Dec. 13. Three thou
sand marines known to be more loyal
than the army, have been mobilized
in Buenos Aires. 1 he official explana
tion of this move is that it is a precau
tion against the threatened general
strike set for January 1. It is generally
believed in political circles"' here, how
ever, tpat the chief reason for the
mobilization was to obtain support for
the president .during the period of the
special session of congress, which will
Congress insists upon taking up the
international program, the case of the
dismissed German minister, Count von
Luxburg, who advised his govern
ment to sink Argentine steamships
"without trace" and other matters not
included in the president's call.
Striking farm hands in the province
of Cordoba are already burning the
Government Supports Sims
Alid Pershing Without Reserve
Washington, Dec. 13. More indi
cation of the unreserved character of
the support put behind General Per
shing and Vice Admiral Sims bythe
government came today w-ith the pub
lication of the following order issued
by' Rear Admiral McGowan, chief of
the bureau of supplies and account's
of the navy, to 'his organization:
"Requisitions, requests and recom
mendations from Vice Admiral Sims,
senior naval officer in command in
Europe, are to be acted upon the
same day they are received and un
less there be some insurmountable ob
stacle in exact agreement with his
Similar steps have been taken in the
War department with relation to rec
ommendations from General Per
shing. An officer has been detailed
to check up every day on the prog
ress made in the filling of any order.
In addition a special commjttee acts
as a priority board to forward ship-
Villa Troops Driven From
Ojinaga by Federals
Presidio, Tex., Dec. 13. General
Pedro FavCla with a force estimated
at 500 men, occupied Ojinaga this aft
ernoon at 5:30 o'clock without re
sistance. The Villa followers evacu-,
ated Ojinaga yesterday. Favela as-1
icrted he expects 400 , more of his :
troops tonight and that General Jose i
Murguia will arrive tomorrow with
800 men. Favela said his troops had
a fight at Coyame with Villa follow
ers and that 26 men of Villa's force
Charging that John Lynch, county
commissioner, "corruptly and with
willful maladministration of his of
fice," as chairman of the court house
committee of Douglas county, con
ducted a private wrestlers' training
quarters and gymnasium in one of the
rooms of the court house at the
county's expense, Sheriff Michael
Clark has filed a second amendment
to his petition demanding the re
moval of Lynch from office.
The petition in addition to the
charges of maladministration previ
ously filed alleges that Lynch took
possession of the basement rooms in
the northeast corner of the court
house about February 1, 1916, and in
stalled a shower hath, two beds and
a toilet in ar-adjoining room and
fitted up a gymnasium in the "Agri
cultural" room, where he had a wres
tling mat, a wheel and other athletic
apparatus, besides a bath and rub
The petition further alleges that
the gymnasium was for the purpose
of training wrestlers and for the pri
vate rise of Commissioner Lynch,
Pete Loch, one Klank and other per
sons. At Expense of County.
The room was cared for and
cleaned by the court house janitors
at the expense of Douglas county, the
petition alleges, and light and water
in large quantities also were sup
plied at the county's expense.
The petition charges that the floor
of this athletic room was torn up and
the baths installed. The windows
were screened to obstruct a view from
the outside, so that the room could
be used by 'Lynch and his friends, all
at the county's expense.
January 15, 1917, Lynch learned
that a grand jury had been called to
convene January 29. Clark's petition
says, and immediately had the show
er bath and other paraphernalia re
moved and the floor replaced "for
purposes of preventing investigation."
Addition to Other Charges.
The allegations of this amended pe
tition tiled by ilieritt Clark are in
addition to the voluminous charges
filed by him against Lynch May 26,
last, demanding that Lynch be re
moved from office.
In the original petition Clark
charged among other things 'that
Lynch used his position as county
commissionerMo obtain a part owner
ship in the Owl club liquor dispensary
and other places where liquor was
He charged that Lynch "devised a
scheme and urtifice" to "coerce" him
into permitting the Owl club and the
"Scheschy joint" to be operated with
out hindrance. The "scheme and arti
fice" involved an offer by Lynch to
finance Llark to several entertain
ments and trips to other cities, in
cluding a trip to New Orleans during
the Mardi Gras, Clark zllege'd.
Charges Made by Clark.
When the "scheme and artifice"
fell through, Clark charges, Lynch
devised the plan of persuading the
county commissioners to refuse to
allow the sheriff's bills for feeding
prisoners, "knowing that the sheriff
was a poor man and hoping that the
scheme would bankrupt him and em
barrass him in l,i efforts to feed and
care for the county's prisoners."
Clark charged that when Lynch
thought the time was ripe, he pro
posed they 'make up and become
friends and proposed that if Clark
would permit him and his associates
to operate the "Scheschv joint," he,
Western Lines Send 100
Engines to Ease Traffic
Washington, Dec. 13. Western
lines were ordered by the railroad
war board to send east lOOXcomo
tives to aid in relieving traffic congestion.
Lynch, would see to it that all claims Ahinrlnn Dlin nf liNliflc-"
IVVllllltv IllOUIIVia IK ll "Jl 1 1 1 ' I I i
allowed. Clark refused and the tight
is still on, Clark alleges.
U. S. to Take Over Big
Tri-State Ditch in Nebraska
(Krom a Staffc Correspondent. )
Washington, Dec. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Secretary Lane today af
fixed nis signature to the contract be
tween the farmers' irrigation district
and the United States government,
whereby the latter will take over and
manage the socalled tri-state ditch
and properties of the district just as
soon as the bondholders make the
promised concessions to the district.
These concessions arc: The reduc
tion in the amount of bonds by $203,
000; the reduction from 6 per cent
semi-annual to 4 per cent annual and
the payment of the principal, accord
ing to the governmental plan under its
The ditch, which has had many
tips and downs and which now bids
fair to be one of Nebraska's" great
est assets, is 83 miles long, extend
ing from the state line to Indian
creek, north of Bridgeport, and covers
Messrs. Raymond and Edgerton,
attorneys for the irrigation company,
who are greatly elated over the out
come, leave tomorrow for Neraska,
On U. S. Merchant Ships
Washington, Dec. 13. Abandon
ment of the plan to man all American
merchant vessels engaged in trans-Atlantic
service with naval reserves, was
announced tonight by the .shipping
board. Under the plan now adopted,
naval reserves will be put aboardJoiily
troop ships and vessels carrying whole
cargoes of munitions or supplies for
the army or navy.
Washington, tec. 13. (Special Telegram, i
Second Lieutenant Elmer K. Nelson, en
gineers' reserve corps, will proceed from
Cheyenne, Wyo.; Captain Percy V. Lyon, en
gineer reserve corp. will proceed without
delay from Freeport, 111.; Second Lieutenant
William 1). Lewis, engltieer reserve corps,
from Fort Leavenworth. Kan.; Second Lieu
tenant Kdward J. Francis, engineer rcsene
corps, from Fort Leaven worth, Kail., tn
Omaha for duty In connection with military
aa w mm
Omaha Builders' Exchange
Nominates for Officers
At a meeting of the Omaha Build
ers' exchange, the following mem
bers were nominated to be voted on
at the annual meeting, which will be
held January. 7, 1918.
President, William Kedgwick, V.
Ray Gould; vice president, J. J.
Toms, Ralph Kewitt; treasurer, O.
F. Nelson, J. li. Merriam; directors,
Charles Johnson, Walter Anderson,
Frank Vicrling, A. C. Busk, George
Kienc, A. Borshman, Thomas Herd,
Grant Parsons, P. Laux, Harry
Smith, H. E. Olsen, Charles Ander
son. Central High School's
Candidates for Diplomas
The following are Centra! High
school candidates for graduation in
A. Anderson Clarke.
Theron It. Jensen.'
Isabel y. Oakley.
Marjorln I. Farming.
Kugene M. Konecliy.l.rmlsa C. I'fctffer.
Fred Montmorency. Wllhelmlna Itcnach.
Howard K. Ohnian,
Wlllmana L. Seeley.
Lottie F. Shipley.
Lilllnn Van Epp..
St. Louis Woman Heads
National Council of Women
Washington, Dec. 13. Both the
prohibition' and suffrage amendments
to the constitution pending before
congress were endorsed at the closing
session here, today of the National
Council of Women of the United
Mrs. Phillip H. Moore of St. Louis
was elected president.
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Fast trains on convenient schedules
arrive Englewood Union Station
(63d St.) arid La Salle Station-most
convenient locations in Chicago
connecting with limited trains for
all Eastern territory. The
leaves 6:08 p. m. jlaily. Have dinner on Hie
train arrive La Salic Station, Chicago in the
heart of the business district ready for the day no
time lost. " ' i
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pied nntil 7:00 a. m.
Low round trip tickets to points in Alabama,
lina and to Havana, Cuba, on sale daily, with long
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I. S. McNALLY, Dir. Pat. Agnt Phona Douf . 428
411 South 15th St., Railway Exchan(e Bldg.
Engineer Fatally Injured
In Denver .Train Wreck
Denver, Colo., Dec. 13. George E.
King, engineer of Denver, was prob
ably fatally injured and two other
railroad men were hurt when , Santa
Fe passenger train No. 5. from Chi
cago, ran through an open switch
soon afler noon today ;n the southern
part of Denver and crashed into a
string of cars on a siding, No pas
sengers were injured.
GERMAN PEACE DELEGATION
Accept Bolshevik Kisses If Necessary;
Teutons Take Account of Slav Guns.
ORDERED T0"KID"RUSS ALONG
(By Associated rrew.) , "it may happen that at the first j
Stockholm, Dec. 33. The Tctro-1 meeting the Russian delegates will !
. r -i l .1- ' i
graa newspaper, uyeio ,aruua. pub
lishes what it alleees to be the in
structions of the German general
staff to the German representatives
entrusted with conducting the truce
negotiations on the Russian front.
The instruction as thus given lay
attempt to kiss the negotiators. They
must be prepared and if the com
mander in chief, Ensign Krylenko,
rushes toward them with open arms.
they must in turn press him to their j
hearts and say rcpeatdly 'Tavarishi'
(comrade). 1 he tatherland demands i
weight on the fact that the men who, .;.is sacrjf,c, 0f t,e negotiators,
i nost Invariably ain't the one tMt ome
4 ftkinf happen to." Vrti!ngtou Slr.
engage in the parlex must be of a
serious temperament, capable oi con
trolling their facial muscles in the
most serious situation.
If the Russian negotiations de
mand that the German emperor
should issue an order for his own
arrest and that the German people
should organize a social revolution,
the German representatives, accord-,
ing to the instructions, must say
"This matter will certainly receive
Ready With Kisses.
The instructions according fo the
newspaper version, continue;
"They should also have 'at their
'ongues end the following favorite
Atissian phrases: Universal demo
cratic peace; peace without annexa
tions and contributions."
Officers Note Guns,
The negotiators were told that
they need not trouble to note the
Russian positions and compute the
number of guns, as "this will be at
tended to by staff officers especially
designated." If Leon Trotzkj, the
Bolsheviki foreign minister, was pres
ent the neg6tiators were "to conduct
themselves as if they stood in the
presence of Tismarck, Talleyrand or
some other wise chap." ,
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