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VOL. XLVII. XO. 137.
OMAHA. TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 18, 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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, ALLIES TO RECOGNIZE RUSSIAN BOLSHEVIKI;
PROHIBITION BILL PASSES THE LOWER HOUSE
ESOLUTION TO SUBMIT
'DRY' CLAUSE TO STATES
ADOPED BY MARGIN OF 25
With Two-thirds Vote Required for Passage, Speaker
Clark Announces Totals of 282 to 1 28 ; Wild Demon
stration Greets Action; Bryan Given Ovation
When He Enters Chamber.
Washington, Dec. 17. The resolution to submit to the
states a national prohibition amendment to the federal consti
tution was adopted late today by the house.
With a vote of two-thirds required for its approval, the
vote announced by Speaker Clark was 282 to 128, or 25 more
OVATION FOR BRYAN. r
A wild demonstration took place in
the house. W. J. Bryan appeared on
the floor and took a seat with Rep
resentative Webb as co-recipient of
A similar resolution was passed by
the senate at the last session, but the
house resolution gives the state legis
latures seven years in which to ap
prove the amendment while that of
the senate gives six. A motion to con
cur in the change will be made in
the senate tomorrow, but if one mem
ber objects, action will have to go
over until after the holidays.
REJECT WINE CLAUSE.
An amendment by Representative
I ra of California providing lh:tt pro
hibition provisions should not apply
to light wines and beer was rejected
'iv a rising vote of to 107.
'Only about half the membership
was on the floor at the convening
time, but the galleries were jammed.
There was a good deal ot sparring i
over control ot the time for debate,)
which was arranged bv equal division.
The debate began amid a round of
applause front the democratic side by
Chairman Webb, ul" the judiciary
Congressmen l.oheek and Shallen
Werger from Nebraska voted for the
Many Jews Will Now
Return to Jerusalem
Rev. Charles W. Savidge of the.
People's church spoke yesterday on
' The Fall of Jerusalem." He declared
that according to the prophecies
many of the Jews would return to
Jerusalem anil representatives of
manv other nations would go also.
There are 13.0(10,000 Jews in the
world: 3,000.000 in America, 100,000 in
Palestine and 10.000 in Omaha; 500
Reformed Jews in Omaha," said Mr.
"Many of the Reformed Jews op
pose the return .to. Jerusalem. Some
great men like Rabbi Wise are among
the number who aid the ion move
"A great regnal of religion will oc
cur in Jerusalem. Zcfharia 14. JO. On
tiic hells of the horses will be written
Holiness I nto the Lord.' "
Wants Federal Control
Of Birth Registration
Washington, Dec. 17. Federal con
trol and supervision of birth and
death registration to supplant the
present state and municipal systems
is recommended in the annual report
ioday of Sam L. Rogers, director ot
; lie census.
Taking Food Census. 1
Washington, Dec. 17.-Tbe most J
roniprchensive inventory of American
rood resources ever made the war
emergency food survev. authorized by
congress will begin with the mailing
of the lirst batch of the more than
750.000 schedules or questionnaires to
the food producers and dealers in
cvrv section of the country.
Tli'e object is to give the govern
ment producers, dealers and consum
ers exact information of the quantities
the various important loou ma-
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CAUGHT BY POSSE
Louis Chobar, Wanted for Mur
der of A. A. Bender, Sur
rounded in Cherry Coun
York, N'cb., Dec. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Louis Chobar, alleged mur
derer of Albeit A. Bender, wealthy
York county farmer, was captured
near Valentine yesterday by Sheriff
Holm of Cherry county anil a posse
of 150 men, who surrounded him in a
Haggard and in pour health, the
quarry of a three weeks' man hunt
conducted by the authorities of sev
eral' counties gave himself up without !
a struggle, lie was taken to the
Cherry county jail. Sheriff Miller ot
York county will go to Cherry coun
ty today to bring Chobar back to the
scene of his alleged crime.
Crime Shocked Sta'te.
The murder of Bender, a highly
respected bachelor liing about six
miles southwest of Osceola, was one
of the blackest in the history of this
part of the state.
According to Mrs. Chobar, wife of
the alleged murderer, her litis-
snot ceiHier to neatn witn a rine,
.stole $1,000 in cash and escaped in the
farmer's high powered automobile.
Chobar tied his own wife to a bed
post, bound and gagged her. and told
her he "was going away." He left a
not, accusing Bender and Mrs. Cho
bar of misconduct and hinting that
this was the motive for the crime. The
accusation was branded as false by
a coroner's jury which investigated
Wife Gave Alarm.
Mrs. Chobar extricated herself the
morning after the murder, crawled
to a neighbor's house and gave the
alarm. Posses and bloodhounds
searched for Chobar for days.
The stolen automobile was found
a muddy road abandoned the next j
uay. ciiooar rmcu inc Kitcnen netore
he left and took along provisions
enough to last him several weeks, lie
is believed to have constructed a rude
shelter in a corn field arid lived there
until his food gave out. lie bad ven
tured out in search of something to
cat when the sheriff's posse captured
On the day before the murder
Bender sold a load of hogs.
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TURKS TAKE TWO ISLANDS.
London, Dec. 17. (British Admi
ralty, Per Wireless Press.) The
occupation by the Turks of two
islands off the coast of Asia Minor is
announced in an official statement is
sued yesterday at Constantinople.
The text reads:
"We occupied the island of Mes
sonissi and Plaka, on the coast of
GERMANS CONTINUE DRIVE.
Rome, Dec 17. Except on the
short stretch between the Brenta and
Paive rivers there has been no
marked activity on the'front from the
North Sea to the Adriatic. Although
their losses have been heavy, the
Austro-Germans continue their strong !
attacks in an effort to break the Ita -
ian northern defense. In hard fic-lit.
ink just east of th Brenta the enemy
has gained Col Capnlle, at
of the Lorenzo valley, after two at
tacks had been repulsed. The invad
ers have not yet reached the valley,
further efforts here and elsewhere
having ben checked by the Italians.
JAP TROOPS NOT COMING.
Washington. Dec. 17. Further de
nial that Japanese troops have been
landed at Vladivostok was contained
in dispatches to the State department
from the AnTcrican embassy i.i Tokio.
A cablegram received at the Russian
embassy from the Russian ambassa
dor at Tokio also said no Japanese
troops had been landed at Vladivostok,
Italian Tpr2p Boats Sink Two Enemy
BAfter Very Perilous Journey '
SSfco Treist Harbor Through Dense Fog
Avoid Glaring Austrian Search
lights, Cut or Sink All Ob
structions, and Return
Safely to Own Base.
(Hy AtMM'iatrtl l'r0
Washington, Dec. 17.- Two Italian
torpedo boats under Lieutenant Com
mander Kwo composed the force
which made the daring raid into the
inner harbor at Trieste Sunday night, j
December ', and torpedoed two Aus- i
train battleships, one of which was !
seen to sink. Further details of the ;
exploit were gie in dispatches re
ceived by the Italian embassy today.'
The raid was planned when it was j
learned that the Austriaus were pre- I
paring to send from Trieste two ships j
of the Monarch type, with their '4(l- j
millimeter guns, to hemlihard the j
Italian coastal positions. I
A division of torpedo boats tinder 1
Captain I'ignatti was assigned to!
the task. The captain selected Lieu- I
tenant Commander Ki.o, with two j
boats to. make the dash into the liar-
NO TRANSFER OF
FIRST OF YEAR
Terms of Russo-German Armis-i
tice Arc Announced; Attacks
On Ships Are to Stop 1
in Arctic Zone.
Pctrograd. Dec. 17.--Thc terms of
llic lii-so-( ierman armistice, accord
ing to a statement issued here, obli
gate no traiisferrenec of troops until
January 14 (January I Russian); no
increase of troops on the fronts or on
the islands in the Moon sound or a
regrouping of forces.
The Germans are not to concentrate
troops between the lilack Sea and the
Baltic cast of fifteenth degree, of lon
gitude east of Greenwich. Intercourse
between the troops may be allowed
from sunrise to sunset.'
(.roups are limited to -o persons
at a time, who -may exchange news- Dr. kcrr 3 proposal that, as a prelim
papcrs and unsealed mails and w ho j inary step, an expert survey coinmis
may carry on trade and exchange 1 sion be appointed to look over the
articles of prime necessity.
A special agreement wil
hy the naval general stall regarding j
the extension of the armistice to the i
White sea and the Russian coast in
the Arctic zone. Jt is agreed also that
attacks on War and commercial ves
sels must stop in these regions, in
order to avoid attacks in other seas.
Demarcation Line Fixed.
The armistice on the naval front cin
braccs all of the lilack sea and the
Baltic sea iast of the meridian 13 de
grees east of (jreenvvieh. The demar
cation line fixed for the lilack sea is
from the light house of Slinka to the
estuary, of the Danube to Cape Garos.
In the lialtic the line runs from
Reogutl to the western r coast of
Worms island to the Island og Bag
sher to Khegarne.
Russian w ar vessels 'must not cross
south of this line, and the other par
ties must nut go north. The Russian I
government guarantees that th
tente war vessels will obey the. rules
, of this provision and that Russian
; warships will not he allowed to sail
among the Aland islands.
I The text of the armistice agree
: men! follows:
I "Between the representatives of the
j higher command of Russia on the one
; hand, and of Bulgaria. Germany, Aus
; iria-Hungary and Turkey on the
j other hand, for the purpose of achiev
; ing a lasting and honorable peace be
1 tvveen both parties, the following
'armistice is concluded:
' Arrpistice Begins Today.
"The armistice shall begin on De
cember 4 (December 17) at - o'clock
' in the afternoon and continue until
January I (January 14). The con
tracting parlies have the right to
lucak the armistice hy giving seven
days' notice. Unless notice is given
the armistice automatically continues.
''The armistice embraces the land
and aerial forces on the front from
the l'altie to the Black set and also
the Riisso-Tuiki-sh front in Asia
Minor. During the armistice the par
ties concerned obligate themselves not
io increase the number of troops on
the above fronts or on the islands in
At oon sonnn, or to make
ing of forces.
No Troop Concentration.
"N'either side is to make operative
any transfers of units front the Baltic
Black sea front until January 1 (Jan
uary 14), excepting those begun be
fore the agreement is signed. They
obligate themselves not to concentrate
troops on parts of the Black seaVr
Baltic sea east of 15 degrees of long
'f'p st ot urrcnwicn.
" 1 he line
f demarcation on the
European front is the first line of de
fense. The space between will he
neutral. The navigable rivers will be
neutral, their navigation being for
bidden except for necessary purpose
of commercial transport or on sec
tions where the positions are at it
great distance. On the Russo Tur.
kish front the line of demarcation will
be arranged .it the mutual consent of
the chief commander."
Stores Open Till 9 O'clock.
Pctnil store of Omaha, n.embeis of
sic As-ociatcd h'etailet s, will remain
'pen till o'clock each night this
week in order to give shoppers, an op
Moriuni'v to make all their purchases
before I. hri.-tnias.
I bor, while the remainder of the di
I vision kept outside in support. i
j Sink All Obstructions.
i By slow ami silent movement'
j through a heavy fog the little ciaftj
I reached the extremity ofthe Muggia -I
river, where the officer examined the
j disposition of the numerous obstruc
i t tons which barred the pass. ike. Mine i
lields and other obstructions were lo-
: cated, and two hours were spent cut - !
I ting eight large wire cables stretched
; across the passage. Other obsttuc- j
! tions were weighed and sunk suttic- '
1 iently to permit the boats to pass over
Searchlights Play On Them.
During all this time Austrian out- ,
posts were very near and search-!
lights were being played on the water,
j but in spite ot this the torpedo boats ;
j succeded in entering the inner port
I without being sighted.
1 Two Austrian battleships were dis-
I cov ered at ancor at the further end !
! of the harbor near Point Sabha. Prc
! reeding cautiously, the Italian cs
j S'Ts approached to ascertain whether
; there wi re and protecting nets or
Big Protestant University
University of Omaha and Bellevue College
Will Be Merged as Nucleus of Institution
To Be Established in Omaha
A great university, lo have the united support of all
Protestant churches, is to be established in Omaha.
Bellevue college and the University of Omaha are to be
merged to form the nucleus of this university.
Deceive warm support.
This vast proposition was made by
j President Kerr of Bellevue college
j at a meeting of the Omaha Ministerial
union Monday morning. It was re
; ceived enthusiastically by ministers
of all denominations. Rev. C. Ii. Cob
bey, pastor of the First Christian
Church, declared "This proposition
stirs me to the soul." Other ministers
made equally warm declarations in
favor of the project.
Rev. E. It. Jettks, pastor of the
First Presbytei ian church and a
trustee of Bellevue college for many
vears, mane an address m support ot
field and that
operate with a
cation in arranging the means
hriiiuimr about the merging of
two present institutions into the mt
clcus for the big pan-denominational j
Is Masterful Project.
"There is no hope of uniting the I
two institutions except through such
a commission," said Dr. Jenks. "The j
business men are anxious to have this
done and they will jive their whole--!
hearted .support lo the proposed iini-'
versity when it is done. We mu -i
take hold of this project masterfully.
"I admire the komaii Catholic
church very much for the uiastci till
way in which it does things. It is
taking this country through its in
stitutions. That is its right. I want
it to have its share. But it is not
right that the Protestant churches
let things go by default. We arc too
much divided. We are a-decp to the
great .strategic move of the Catholics. ;
This is not any 'A. 1'. A.' talk. I'm i
against that sort of tiling. The 1
Catholics are entitled to their share ;
in this country. They have an arch
bishop here who is a splendid man.
1 admire hiiu. And they aie united,
to do things. We must utilize the
same kind of united effort to achieve
great results. There is no essential
difference in our beliefs that needs tr
interfere with our united support of
this great Protestant university.''
Among the propositions made in
Dr. Kerr's address to the ministers
were that the survey commission be
made up of trustees of Hellevue col
( onllniieil nn I'hk- Two, ( tilnmii Two.)
JOY REIGNS WHEN "TOMMIES"
MARCH INTO THE HOLY CITY
I London, Dec. 17. Ill attacks pre
ceding the surrender of Jerusalem the
kTurks employed storming troop-' in
'successive assaults on Nrbi Samuel.
Siorthwest of the Holy I ity, then held
' by London troops, according to a
; Reuter dispatch from British head
j quarters in Palestine. The dispatch,
whiclnwas sent by airplane, gives de
tails of the capture and the entry into
The final Turkish attack was pre
ceded by such a heavy shelling that
it appeared the enemy was confident
the British would be blown off the
summit, but all their attacks were re
pulsed sanguinarily. The 1 inks had
a strong line west, south -ami north
east of Jerusalem. They were well
provided with machine guns'and their
artillery dominated the crests over
whic' the British had to advance.
Some Turkish guns were placed just
outside the city walls, making it impossible-lo
reply to the hre without
endangering the town.
Roads Were Impassable.
"A torrential rain made the roads
impassable," the correspondent inii
tiuites, "while a chilly ra-t wind
picrreil the sodden soldiers to the
bone. 'I he problems of supply and
transport almost drove us to despair.
Tim camels were unable to keep .1
foothold on the slippery paths.
One Man-o'-War Goes Down at
Once; Other is Disabled;
Launch Torpcdces at
2:30 in Morning.
or tin- attack.
at ...;0 a. m., Mond,i, the
boats simultaneously launch-
toipedues aimed at
Ki.-o reported that the battle
icn. neat i s i tic attacking c
' was observed to sink in hve minutes,
while the other battleship, ceilaiuly
' was stunk, tln.ugli'ow ing to the rum!
! distance it was impossible to discover
, the damage done.
At the sound of the explosions Aus
trian batteries opened tin- and search
lights swept over the waters. The
lights located the attacking vessels
! and the Austrian guns were brought
1 to bear on them and torpedoes hied,
j but the Italians escaped and returned
I safely to base with the supporting
BARS DOWN FOR
Order Just Issued Provides for
System of Promotions From
Ranks: Ability is Only
illy .-.NfM-itil rrrpp.l
W i'h ihe American Army
I-ranee, Sunday, Dec. 16- -The order. s
just issued by General Pershing pro
viding for a system of promotion
! from the ranks, under which any priv
I ate who demonstrates his ability may
w in a commission, makes all non
I commissioned officers, even corporals,
eligible for a school -which is being
; established at a lari?- training rend-r
lor the in s i i t;i lion nf candidates for
coiiiniission-.. Privates who desire to
become oltieers must first demon-
.strati- their cllaiency by earning ap
pointment as noncommissioned of
The noncommissioned officers will
be sent to the training school on rec
ommendation, of their superiors,
which will be forwarded by the com
manders of divisions or other separ
ate units, and by the chiefs of de
partmental staffs to the commander-in-chief.
Before submitting such rec
ommendations the officers charged
with this duty arc instructed by Gen
eral I'ei shiny's orders to give the
most careful consideration to the rec
ord of those recommended, having in
view- in the case ol noncommissioned
officers of the line only the fighting
efficiency of his unit, and in all other
cases only the ability to perform
Commissions Arc Unlimited.
When candidates attending the
training school have been found to
he proficient they will be assigned
to vacancies as second In ulenatits ot
'( uiiliiiiit-d nn !'- Tuti, i ohimn Two.)
Nevertheless, the food and ammuiii-1 colonist -, in the fm theie-t outskirts
lion siipp! was maintained fullv. oi the town. I he position via-
" u the night of December 7. charged late in the alteniooii of ihe
when our attack big. in, the men . Nth. Ihe maeiiilieeiil ieni va
moved up nude- rover of dai l.ness ' crow ned with complete success ami
the attack pivolmt; on Nrhi Samiii I, ! the links were drtvt u out a! the
1 1 oi 1 1 Inch ihe Londoner-, advain e.l , point of the b., oihI. Ihe survivors
eastward toward Jerusalem, w iiile j bolted lo either side of the town,
other troops a-iended the Hebron j I heir losses v ere enormous,
road, threatening the town from the "I'liroiighout the whole fighting
boUt'1- around Jerusalem the lurks showed
" They found Hebron evacuated, but a more desperate spirit and a gi cater
encountered resistance aioimd Beth- tenanty than in almost any previous
lehem, when, the 'lurks also bad j fighting. I hey stood their ground
posted cmis .so tliat lounter battery i lo the last,
workwoubl endanger the sacred il-J Show Flag of Truce
lage. Hen, ,- on, troops had tlm His-j -r,,,,,,. t, ni , thr , ,H'k ulUl.
agrecab!.- ipenrnce of being she led , ,,.cv. ,,, ,,. ,.,,, . , ;M ,,f the
vvuhout Ihr ..h.l.Py to replv. .ut they ; v ,,, , ,VlK ,,, ,.,,;
picssed ti.rw.n.l and he noon of thr,(-'thc ,, , .,. ., (.,rf ,,,
i-igiii h wen two ulr- r.orth "t pylici. ra,,,,- t,i,t with a flag of truce
1'cl,l'f!""1- 'and surrendered the town.
Clamber Up Mountains. , "Aceeptanr,- of the surrender was
"The Londoner-, had a hard task i made formally at noon w ithout ae
on tin- sleep -lopes ,,f die Judcan j ttially entering the city, only pickets
hill-, '.vhrre it was impossible to jju-ing posted to prevent surprise,
bring held gun- to their support, but Meantime our troops swept through
some mountain batteries and hovvit- the suburbs northward, brii'e stib
?ers n mined niapniiieent :eivice and ieeted to machine kuii lite from the
by 7 in the inoiiiing tin- I ondonei s Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus,
had stornud and captured all the i I he ridne of Mount Scopus, north of
enemy v. oiks west of tin: town. The j the city, was stormed with the bayo
Tuiks s(i (. tir A.t on the net and the Turks were cleared from
ridge ov i rh ickiiiir Jerusalem, havingjtlie Mount of ("(lives,
prated numerous machine guns in the i "Big demonstrations of joy broke
llollst s of ti Jewish and German; ICuntlntiril on Vugr Two, Column 1'ntir.)
A DMITICF WITH
American Delegates at Paris Soften Allies Toward Bol
sheviki to Head Off German Domination of
New Government at Pctrograd; To Pre
vent Shifting of Military Forccf .
Wajhingon, Dec. 17. Information received here toda
anwng neutral diplomats agrees with intimations from abroad
, that Germany is considering another offer of peace.
l London, Dec. 17. The allies will recognize the de facto
rule of the Bolsheviki in order to prevent Russia from passing
I under the political and economic
This is along the lines laid down by Lord Robert Cecil, min
ister of blockade, in an interview Friday.
A step in the re-establishment of rciationa with Russia may
be seen in the report that Great Britain has decided to release
the Russian Tchitcherin, who is in prison in London as a treason
ist propagandist, but who has been chosen by the Bolshiviki as
an ambassador to London.
The Bolsheviki have now withdrawn refusal to permit Brit'
ish civilians or couriers to leave Russia. It is believed the Bol
fheviki will not insist on Tchitcherin taking the post of ambas
sador and he will return to Russia immediately.
IN NORTH SEA
One British Destroyer, Four
Mine Sweepers, and Five Neu
tral Merchantmen Sunk in
. Attack by Naval Forces.
J.oudoii, Dec, 17. One British and
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Idesfroylr and tour minesweepers
have been sunk in the .North Sea by
: tierniau uav ai Im c -.
' The loss ol tin- 1 1 veels was th'-
K'sult ol an attack on a convoy hound
from Scotland to Noiway, .sir Kric
Gcddcs, first lord of the admirialty,
announced today. The total tonnage
of the lost meh-hantmcti was 8,001).
Eighty-eight Scandinavians, two of
whom, aie women, and ten British
were rescued by four British destroy-
ers detached from a cruiser squadron
; which was hastening to the scene.
'Other surv ivoi reached Norway in
j I he merchant vessels w ere being
i convoyed hy the le-lro crs Partridge
and Pelew. The Partridge was Mink
and the Peli vv was damaged
Engage the Enemy.
Sir Kric said the cidcipiisiances of
the attack, so far as available, were
that the Partridge sighted four enemy
destroyers shortly before noon and,
with the Pelew, engaged them, while
the convoy scattered. Ihe Partridge
was shot heavily. Shortly afterward
an explosion occurred abroad and she
sank. The Pelew was pierced at the
water line ami her engines were dis
abled, but eventually she wis brought
safely to poi i. The neniy then at
tacked the coiivoj, sinking the six
nid i h;.nlmi n and four armed travvl-
Te Dcum in Notre Dame
In Honor of Jerusalem
Pari, Dec. 17, - A te deum was cele
brated this afternoon in the cathedral
.Notre Panic in honor ot the liher-
a I ion
eriisah in limn the hands ol
heel of Germany.
u PEACE FOR RUSSIA.
' The armistice agreement between
the Russian government and the cen
tral powers went into effect on the
eastern front today. Emissaries of
the several countries began negotia
tions looking toward peace btween
Russia and its former enemies. Mean
while it is indicated in London that
the allied powers may be preparing
to deal more sympathetically .with
the I'.oKIn iki government.
I'he ai mist iff is to continue 28 dav s
and lor an iudelmite period af'o r
ward, unless seven days' notice is
given. ISuth sides agreed not to
carry on military transfers , on the
eastern Urcalti,cc.i;pt, those begun
when' the rwitv- was sitmed. " ?
TvtliAwrieaiwiJttkgts at the
i rtiis i uimrrucc is sum to uriong inc
credit for the tempering of the allied
attitude toward 'the Bolshevik?.
I.aboi strikes appear to be the
great obstacle before the Bolsheviki,
especially in the Pctrograd district.
I he raHway and fuel situations aie
Ihe counter revolt is still ihorc or
less of a menace le Bolsheviki au
thority and the constituent assembly
is another knotty problem.
'I he confiscation of nil property,
lands and money of the Russian
church has been decreed by the Bol
sheviki, who also have abolished all
priv ib-gi-s of the clergy.
Cossack Revolt Favored
By LEON SAVAGE.
or Iho Kii-.tnn-nirrla Allium-.
'I he revolt in southeastern Russia is
not an exclusive affair of the Cos
sacks. The latest' news from Russia
reveals the events preceding the Bol
sheviki's successful coup.
The striking feature of the situa
tion on the eve of the arrest of the
Kercnsky government was the fact
that all the leading men and women
of Russia, socialists included, and
Leu inc excluded, were opposed to the
Bolsheviki. And most of them vc re
in favor of a coalition government.
All the creative elements of the
country, bourgeois and socialists,
peasant and landlord, all consider the
Bolsheviki nothing short cU a mis
fortune to Russia. Conditions preced
ing the Bolsheviki's outbreak furnish
'Ihe Bolsheviki catastrophe was in
the air. A special meeting of the
Prtrogiad Council of Workmen's and
Soldier's Delegates vigorously at
tacked the resolution of confidence in
the Bolsheviki offered by Kamcncff.
Pctrograd Will Starve.
"You are hetr.iv ing the revolution
into the hands of the Prussian auto
crtuy!" exclaimed Dan, leader of the
Minimalists, "i'he moment you will
dare to usurp the rights of the na
liou for your poltical fraud Petro
giad will not get one pound of bread.
You will have to light the entire
country which is ho.-tile lo your and
v our leaders.'1
TioLkv replied to Dan in a lung
speech which lasted lat into the
night. He compared the Bolsheviki
with tin- Jacobins of the French revo
lution. To a n mark that the Jacobins
brought on the empire of Napoleon.
Ttouky answered cynically: "Well, I
prefer Napolecn to Kercnsky." The
assembly was "stupilied by these
words. Stupefaction was followed by
At a meeting of the Peasants" Dcle-
' sates ail the noted leaders of Rus
sian peasantry and most of the vet
erans ot the Russian struggle for
freedom were present. The feature
of the meeting was the address made,
by X. Askentctf, the popular .cader
of the social revolutionary party.
l iintlnuril on l'ie Two, Column On.t
Cleveland Is Relieved
By Arrival of Coal Boats
levclai.d, 0., Dec. 17. The arrival
of three coal laden steamers and tvvii
large trains of coal has broken flu
fuel shortage which has prevailed here.
The power company will again supplv
its normal load of current for illumi
nation, street car and manufacturing
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