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SAYS "RED TAPE"
HELD MONEY BACK
Delay Emergency Appropria
tions Asked for and Con
tracts Made Without
WnsrRtor, Dec. 17. Inquiry into
:ilrgt! (iclay in snpplying t he army
wn'.i euu afid the curtailment of
'evils rcoimiiiriukd-ly tlu' ordnance
'iifrrv'i for tint purpose va Ukn
; .-.sain today ;n open .-ession by the
-euatf military committee, after a
two clays' examination of Major (ien
cral C"ro;'ior behind closed doors.
Gci.era! Crorier, who was still on the
stand today, continued his detailed
statement of the ordnance situation
;) far a-, il revealed nothing the War
'icpartmcnt considers a military
At Saturday's heaririR Genera!
C roier told tlie committee that while
congress liad begun generous with
ittnds, the appropriations reconi
inended hy the department invariably
were reduced by civilian executives
and the reduction of ordnance was
chargeable to executive action.
General Croier declared there was
entirely too much red tape" getting
money. W hile an emergency appro
priation request tor a lump appropria
tion of $2,O.L',5.i7,00() made by the
War department April 5 a day bc
lore war was declared it was June
before conitrcs made appropriations
under the estimates.
"But," interrupted Chairman Cham
berlain, "you had money appropriated
for machine guns and you haven't the
Willis yet. W'c appropriated for small
arms and you spent the money for
pistol instead of rifles."
"Wo were far shorter of pistols than
.ifles," General Crozicr answered,
".1nd we are not going to be slowed
up in this war in the slightest degree
on account of rifles."
"I don't think the country will be
-atisfied with that explanation," Sen
ator Chamberlain insisted. "W'c need
rides for target practice and training
purposes and in the field."
How prospective appropriations by
congress were anticipated was recited
by General Crozier. For instance, he
said, orders were placed for 9,UU0,(M)0
eounds of ammunition early last
pring before any funds were avail
able. He detailed how many new fac
tories that had never before made
ifiin forging were given large con
iricts to increase ordnance produc
tion. "We have placed orders of more
t'han $1,500,000,000 since the war be
ian," General Crozier explained, cit
5HK the magnitude of operations
" That is more than 50 per cent over
rite entire government' expenses for
anv year since the Spanish war."
Senator Wadsworth asked whether
Hie government should have an of
tictr or department similar to Eng
land's minister of munitions.
' ''My own belief is that the better
feay is to enlarge and strengthen ex
isting organizations rather' than create
new ones," General CrorirV replied.
''.Quicker results have heed obtained
here than by the British organiza
tion." Armistice With
; the Central Powers
is Now in Effect
(Continued 1 rom Page On,)
"There are no chances for a revo
lution in Germany or Austria," said
AskcntefT, "so long as the Hohen
zollrrns are levelling in the "blood of
our starving and defeated armies.
Only a military disaster to the Ger
man military machine would endanger
l.aiserdofn and the central empires.
Russia is facing a dilemma either to
tight is facing a dilemma either to
to surrender unconditionally and
ignnminiotisly to the ruthless, ,iiti
Shameful Submission to Kaiser.
," shameful submission to the kaiser
vill forever disgrace Russian democ
racy in the eyes of the world. The
yar must be continued. A national
coalition government this will be the
only way to save Russia and the
'evolution, from the Bolsheviki and
At a meeting of the representatives
of the socialist press, the well known
veteran of the Kuss:an revolution, Leo
Deutsh, presided. There were present
A. Zarudny, the attorney of Mendel
Iteilis in the famous Kiev process; K.
lWeshkovskaya; Vudin, a member of
the council; R. A. Kantorovich, editor
of "Dien;" V. Plekhancff, father of
the Russian Marxist movement; N.
Demented, editor of the "Workmen's
Thoughts," and many other noted
War against the demagogues of
Ijolshevism was the keynote of the
.irldresses. A particularly deep im
pression was treated by the warnings
f riehkanott and Deutsh that the
idvent of the Bolsheviki to power
ill be the equivalent to the occupa
tion of Russia by German armies. Xo
wonder therefore that the Bolsheviki
ere reverting to czarism. In a short
time they have suppressed lite free
turn of speech and press to an extent
(ever witnessed under the old regime.
Ukranians Defeat Bolsheviki.
? London. Dec. 17. The Petrograd
Railway Men's union, according to
i. Reuter dispatch from the Russian
ipital, has received a telegram to the
.-fleet that the Maximalist troops in
Odessa attacked the arsenal where
the Ukranian Rada assembled.
The Officials of the Rada summoned
lie Ukranian troops quartered in
Odessa. These attacked the Maxi
malists, who were defeated after
-ireet fighting- in which there were
Hany casualties on both sides. The
-iilors of the Black sea fleet par
ticipated in the fighting.
Afterward the Black sea sailors di
vided, the majority going over to the
Ukranians, who are preventing the
Bolsheviki from sending troops from
Qdessa. against General Kaledines.
Nebraska Trains Taken
: Off Because of No Coal
rDcshler. Xeb., Dec. 17. (Special
(elegram) Trains on the Fairbury
.elson line of the Rock Island have
been running three to six hours late
the last week and today there is no
mail, as it is reported Xos. 89 and 80
will not run on account of a coal
shortage, . .
ARMY OFFICERS GET
For the First Time in Many
Days Recruits Fail to
I Army headquarters received order
j from Washington late Saturday not
to send any more men to Fort Logan,
Colo., for an indefinite period. Re
j cruititig, however, continues, and all
those who enlist now will be held
I pending further orders.
For the hr.st time in many days of
ficers and a'teitdants at army Lcad
: quartern were able to lean baik in
their chairs, put their feet on their
desks and loll at ease while they
j puffed their perl'ertos or cigarets. Re
i cruit.s came straggling in singly, some
j tn enlist in the "home guard," and
! others above draft age to enlist in
the regular army,
j Major Maher Busy.
; In the Army building, where the
higher officers are quartered, and in
the quartermaster's department, there-
was much to do. Major John Malitr
was the busiest officer of all.
"Good morning," said the major, as
he looked tip from a voucher to which
he was affixing his name and title,
"please be seated. I will be at leisure
in a moment, or just as soon as I sign
away a few hundred thousand dol
lars." "Fine weather, isn't it?" queried
the major as he signed another
voucher for ten thousand or so.
Thus it goes all day long. Other
officers in the quartermaster's depart
ment purchase materials and Major
Mahtr pays the freight, so to speak.
Ray of Hope.
Registrants who arrived .10 seconds
too late to enlist voluntarily in the
aviation corps in the big recruiting
drive last week, may see a ray of
hope in the following telegram for
warded from Washington today by
Adjutant General McCain to all re
"Suggest to applied interested who
apply too late for voluntary enlist
ment to write direct to Volunteer de
partment, 119 I) street, Northeast,
Washington, D. C, for information
regarding selection for air service."
Universiy to Be
Established in Omaha
(Continued From Page One.)
lege and the University of Omaha and
ministers of various denominations;
that they determine whether lielle
vuc college can be retaind as the
"arts" department of the new uni
versity and, if not, whether it can be
as a military academy so that its
name and history can be maintained;
that they propose a location in Oma
ha for the main buildings of the new
lie declared that the" Presbyterian
board would be glad to assist in ob
taining a charter and that the charter
would be the first step because it
would be necessary to have it such as
to be satisfactory to all evangelical de
nominations. Two-thirds of the trus
tees are to be ministers of various de
President Jenkins of the University
of Omaha, he said, is in entire accord
with the proposed merger of the two
institutions and the starting of the
great pan-denominational university.
"Never before has there been such
an opportunity and such a eniand for
a great Protestant university in Oma
ha as now," he declared.
Not a dissenting voice was heard
among the ministers. Bishop Stunt
of the Methodist church, Rev. C. K.
Cobbey of the Christian church and
Rev. F. V.. Foster of the Presbyterian
church werejappoiutcd a committee
to call upon the trustees of Bellevue
college and the University of Omaha
and get exactly their views regarding
the merger to report to the Ministe
rial union at its next meeting.
Plao of Campaign.
The plan of campaign for raising
money necessary for the university
already has been looked into, but
actual construction of new buildings
on a comprehensive scale for the
university will not be begun until the
close of the war, said Dr. Kerr.
"It is a big proposition and much
preliminary work must be done be
fore actual construction," he said.
"We are planning for the develop
ment of a great institution with a na
tional name, a great educational in
stitution which will have the atmo
sphere of a Christian university."
BARS DOWN FOR
(Continued From Page One.)
replacement divisions. Thence they
will go to fill vacancies occasioned by
casualty and other causes in combat
divisions. There will be no limit to
the number of second lieutenants in
the replacement divisions. On the
contrary, it is recommended that
there be at least three times as many
in a given organization as in a cor
responding combat division.
Within the combat units vacancies
to the extent of one-third of the
total will be filled in this manner and
two-thirds by promotion within the
Combat unit itself.
In the replacement division vacan
cies from the grade of first lieutenant
to coldnel will be filled by officers
recovering from wounds and officers
who have received no assignments.
Those fully recovered from wounds
will be assigned to the combat units.
Arriving depot battalions hereafter
will be considered part of the re
Navy Blue Prints Stolen
From Factory in Buffalo
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 17. A machine
company working on storage batteries
said to be intended for use on United
States submarines, reported to the po
lice today that blue prints turnished
by the Navy department had been
Two men who applied for work at i
the plant Saturday are under suspic-1
ion. They worked two or three hours, j
but failed to report today. j
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wauted Columns now. You '
will find hundreds of positions listed j
Wilson Postpones Rail
Action Until After X mas
Washington, Dec. 17. President
"Wilson will not act on the railway
program before the Christmas re
cess of congress. It was authorita
tively stated today that he probably
will'take his plan for the solution to
congress immediatelyafter the holi
HEAD TO PERMIT
USE OF SUGAR
T!:.Uri of Omaha renrespntins? the
,akers of the city and state appeared ;
before tiurdon W. Wattles, federal ,
food administrator, 'yesterday alter-!
noon under direction from Washing-1
The bakers asked that
rary suspension of rule 5 of the
baker's license, permitting them to
make sweet dough breads, be made
permanent. They made their request
for a hearing to Washington and
were instructed to present their evi
dence to ihc Nebraska administrator.
The petitioners state that under the j
present rules and regulations they
are prohibited from baking any sweet
dough breads as they are not per
mitted to add sugar or shortening
during or after baking. With this
provision they cannot make these
A temporary suspension of the
rules was oidered recently pending
an investigation upon which a perma
nent ruling can be made.
It is quite probable that the hear
ing here will be made the basis of a
ruling whih will be national in scope.
Mr. Wattles will make his rec
ommendation to Washington alter
eonsidcration of the evidence submit
ted yesterday, which is now being
put in shape for his recommendation.
The Nebraska food administration
has had referred to it two questions
of national importance, the other be
ing the hearing wherein a modifica
tion of the amount of milk that can
be used in baking of breads was
asked. This petition was denied as it
sought to materially increase the
amount now stipulated.
liaker Says Reports
Of German Offensive
1 8 "Enemy Advertising"
Washington, Dec. 17. Reports
heralding an imposing German of
fensive on the western front arc at
tributed to "bold enemy advertising"
by Secretary Baker in his weekly re
view of the military situation pub
"The German higher command is
apparently very eager to have us be
lieve he is about to win a great vic
tory," says the statement, "but no ele
ment in the military situation should
lead its to conclude that the initiative
in the west has passed from the allies
to the enemy."
The review is devoted largely to
German advertising of the impending
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Big Vote in Canada
Toronto, Dec. 17. First results
of the Canadian Parliamentary elec
tion announced today indicate the
return of supporters of Sir Wilfred
Laurier in the counties of Kent and
West Moreland, N. B.
Their majori ties were from 1,200
to 1,600. Kent county in 1911 elect
ed a supporter of Sir Robert Bor
den. Returns from Toronto, Hamilton,
London and other districts in which
the war is strongly supported in
dicate that conscription has re
ceived overwhelming support.
An official summary of the Parlia
mentary election throughout Canada
issued at 8 p. m. is as follows:
Government candidates returned,
57; opposition, 45; to be heard from,
129; deferred electtions,4.
In the province of Quebec the
standing is: Government, 1, oppo
sition, 38; to be heaid from, 26.
A Few Happy
Gift Seekers !
Their practicability, usefulness
and economy will Appeal to
those who are In search of en
stble Christmas gifts.
Traveling: Bag3 and
A great variety for men and
women. Everything from the
highest grade Seal and Walrus
down to tho good Cowhide,
and Kabrikoids, from
$35 DT $2.75
Toilet Traveling Sets
Black, pebble leathers with
fancy moire silk nd leather lin
ing, and ivory or ebony fittings
Prices rang? from
$feO to v0
Used by salesmen, lawyers,
clergymen and business men
generally. Sealskin or black or
brown cowhide. Hanging from
'16.50 T 3.75
Ladies' Hand Bags
are always acceptable. This
season assortments are greater
and leathers and linings more
elaborate. Any price from
Purses and Cord Cases
Always appreciated by a man
because always useful. We have
an assortment ranging from
$7.00 Tn 25c
Freling & Steinle
Omaha's Bat Baggage BuilcUrs.
1803 FARNAM ST.
OMAHA. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 18. 1017.
JOY REIGNS WHEN
INTO HOLY CITY
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out w hen the general advanced to
take the surrender of the citv. 1 low-
rrs were showered on the troops and'
, , , i ,
the populace clapped their hands to i
i testify to the joy of deliverance from I
. 1 the hands of the oppressors.
T. ,.,.!, T,.rl
luiinei lieu lii 111c auias nut
T . . . f . 1 1
long strie.4 01 u culiics ,
around the village of Beitikes,
trenches were carried with a rush j
and the British line advanced beyond!
the village. Welsh troops advancing I
irr.m the south, pushed across tne
road east of Jerusalem leading to
Jericho and thrust back Turkish re-1
For Wee Folks
For your own youngsters or per
haps for an important small
friend of yours, there Is much in
Christmas. There are warm,
stylish little coats and the hats
and bonfiets to go with them.
There are dainty dresses, cozy
sweater suits, caps, mittens,
toques, bath robes, sleeping gar
ments. Oh, a host of good things
to make their eyes beam when
they see them.
Those who serve you will be able
to help materially in making the
choice just right.
Art Needlework Has
Much to Offer
Wander in at your pleasure, look
through the cases of novelties of
fered for your approval. There
will be so many things you never
thought of and so many others
that will be original and distinc
tive that doubts melt away with
such gift articles on all sides.
The Blouse Store
This specialty shop contains
blouses of every sort. Correct
style for all occasions from the
more severe tailored styles to the
most elaborate dress creations
and all the intermediate styles so
much in demand.
Each Christmas brings the blouse
forward by virtue of its adapt
ability as a gift a sensible, ap
preciated present women delight
New Tailored Blouiei
$3.50, $7.50 and $10.50.
"JACK AND JILL"
Wed., JULIAN ELT1NGE
Today and Wednesday
EARLE WILLIAMS, in
"THB GRELL MYSTERY"
Today WILFRED LUCAS, in !
"Her Excellency, the Governor"
LOT HR OP Today
WILLIAM S. HART, in
Today HARRY CAREY, in
No. 2 "THE HIDDEN HANL--
inforcements advancing along
road to succor Jerusalem.
"In the course of all these ' oDera-
tions they captured nearly 1,000 pris-1 picion and persecution,
oners, in addition to 700 wounded i Many Persons Executed.
Turks in hospitals in Jerusalem. j "Everybody suspected of sympa
"The population of Jerusalem is i thizinsr with the alliej was imprisoned
heart and soul with us and there can-lor killed. Many persons were ex
not be the slightest doubt of the at-jecuted. Among these was the mufti
titude of the Jews and Arabs. Ac-; of Gaza, belonging to a distinguished
cording to the Turkish estimates, i Arab family, who, after an attempt
, , Uk. . " ... 1 - J I J
ere are m J'aiestiiic neariv :jiaii
I., IT f ..1.1.-
an'1 Jews wno aesertea me
am.v to evade military service, but it
js jj lhat lhe Xurks lateIy have
avoided undue severity, as they were
i their policy.
, - . , . r 11
I Via ii-nn 1 1 1 1 - sr. r li t n o t n n r1 all
. mn.:.mpnfs ; :,,f cntc nr9;t.
for the admirable staff work. Of
conditions in Jerusalem I learned that
in the early days of the war and the
abortive Turkish attacks against the
.uez canal, trie i urkisn losses in pacn
animals exceeded 45,000 dead from
neglect, lack of food and overwork.
(-Ike fashion Confer fir
It isn't a question of price that
need be considered, for whatever
you wish to pay is our guide
but as to qualities and styles,
that's a matter of expert judg
ment in selection, a knowledge
only acquired by experience. In
this respect we believe our
superior assortments will be of
immense help to you in making a
Plain hemstitched linen from 9c
Embroidered linen from 15c to
Madeira hand embroidered,
French lace and initialed styles,
in truly exceptional variety.
Your purchase will be boxed
The batter for gift purposes.
An assortment of new styles
that leaves nothing to be de
sired in pattern, color or de
sign. Rightly favored for
gifts because they are . so
genuinely useful, $5 to $50.
The Store Will Be Open
Silk Top Union Suits
Women like these garments
because they give the ap
pearance of silk without its
cost. The body is of lisle,
the top of a good quality
silk, Kayser's make, $2.75.
With the holiday dance season
upon us women turn anew to the
subject of corsets. They appeal
to the average woman for the
comfort and grace they impart
to the figure. A correctly design
ed dancing corset gives, freedom
of movement without destroying
the figure lines. To be had for as
little as $1.50.
(;) in Ht Sri
Today and Wednesday
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
"The Voice of Conscience."
Thurs. GEORGE WALSH
CIIDIIDD AM Phone
Today BILL1E BURKE in
"ARMS AND THE GIRL"
S , IV, ViVlVI VIVI 1
I The people were so famished from
! hunger that they used to fight for the
i bodies of the animals that died in and
i about the town
Then there was sus-
to escape, was capiurcu anu imngeu
with his son outside the Jaffa gate.
All aged subjects were sent avvav.
but the American colony of about 300
was not molested. It did noble work . made and reinforcements were hur
in relieving distress, aided by funds ried down. A proclamation was is
from America. 1 sued saying that the Turks would
"When the United States broke off . hold out to the last. The nevy forces
relations with Turkey these funds : were very truculent, and it is even
were discontinued. Nevertheless, the said some of the sacred edifices were
members of the colony persisted in J mined.
the good work to the best of their; "Later General von Falkenhayn ar
ability. and between January and ' rived and took control of defense
1 iarch of this year they assisted move , measures. The dav prior to our entry
than 230,000 persons. They also took workmen were still engaged in fitting
charge of hospitals and have done ' his headquarters with electric lights."
ments Have Not
In Bpite of sales in large num
bers, varieties are still extensive.
Those who select Thompson-Bel-den
neckwear do so because it's
fresh and new, distinctive in
many original way?, and always
reasonable in price.
The season's favorite materials
will be found in collars, vests,
vestees, stocks, jabots, neckwear
sets and scarfs.
The Subject of
Of first importance in prepar
ing the Christmas dinner for
protection and good looks.
Styles S0varied that every in
dividual preference is quickly
gratified. Every one a real good
value, too, from 29c to $1.75.
Many Men Choose
A Silk Dress Pattern
They come to us be
cause they have learned
that it's safe to rely upon our
assistance in selecting a suit
able quality and price. They
know that their mother or
The Men's Shop is so Helpful
This Week Before Christmas
Home of the Big Double Show
Presented by Geo. Dameral
COMEDY GIRL ACT
Lawrence & Edwa
"The Petition Office
20th Century Entertainer
Catchy Songs and Witty Saying
, or uesuny
bVflTThe Storr of "
.sfcs4 Great Love.
AL HERMAN ; Lil
Moore A Cordelia
H aarer: Georgia Earle A Co.; Fern, Biglow
- . . i r . in..! i
rrinflinj ursDiun trivw rrju.
splendid service. Recently the Ger
mans attempted to obtain the exile
of all Americans from Jerusalem
The 'Turks opposed the proposal, btn''
a number of the younger males were
sent to Damascus. It was also in
tended to deport the remainder, but
the British arrival defeated its inten
tion. Sacred Edifices Mined.
"Earlv in November Enver Pasha
(the Turkish minister of war) tame
to Jerusalem and returned to Con
stantinope. where he recommended
that the town be evacuated. Three
davs later, however, a change was
A Thoughtful Gift
of New Gloves
So easy to send to those away
from Omaha. So pleasant to re
ceive anywhere, any time, but
especially at Christmas.
For dress wear, Trefousse French
kid gloves are recognized as the
For other occasions there arc
washable leather, heavy silks,
gauntlets, etc. All correctly styl
ed and sensibly priced.
A Glove Certificate
Issued for any amount is
the easiest, quickest way to
make a Christmas gift
style, color and
size are chosen
by the recipient,
thus making sat
wife or sister is gratified to
receive such a substantial
gift. Those who do not care
for a dress pattern often
chooses a rich, lovely silk in
blouse length. Either one is a
gift of character.
MSB ' , J
More and more shoppers are real
izing that the men's shop is a de
pendable place to select gift articles.
The things on display are the sort
of good haberdashery men buy for
The best of everything, at prices
you'll care to pay, they are rea
and every other
To the Left as You Enter.
Matinee Today, 25c
The Great Magician
Matinee Tomorrow, Saturday
Prices, 25c. Sat. Mat., 25c-50c
Nights, 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c
Next Week Mutt and Jeff
and "Very Good Eddie."
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
(PrfJgfSj7mDai,y Mat JS-25-50c.
JUST THE SHOW FOR TIRED SHOPPERS
FRED Kyi EiiTir Musical
IRWIN'S ' tail! Burlesque
Florence Bennett, Lyle La Pine, Roicoe Ails,
Paul Cunningham, Flo Emery, Ruth Bar
bour. Big cast and
CHORUS OF 20 THE BEST OBTAINABLE
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAVS.
Hit. Mat. and Wwk: Dave Marion's Own Show. '
Mats., Wed. and Sat.
A Revival of the Great Emotional Drama
TACT IVNHF the greatest
CAtfl LTNRsC HEART STORY
A Special and Elaborate Scenic Production
Mats.. Wed. Sat, 25c; Nights, 15c to 50e.
Sun.. Till Wed.. STOP! LOOK! LISTENf
A rare evening's fun.
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