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VOL. XLVIL NO. 163.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1917. FOURTEEN1 PAGES.
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'ANY FEARS ALLIES ON WEST, FRONT;
KAISER'S PEACE TERMS
NO ANNEXATIONS AND
NO INDEMNITIES ARE
KEY TO NEW PROPOSAL
Von Kuehlmann Presides Over Russ-German Conference
at Brest-Li tovsk; Emperor Announces Intention to
Attend if Agreement is Reached; All Euro
pean Rulers May Be Invited.
Peace without annexations and without indemnities, the
formula adopted by the German Reichstag in its peace resolu
tion last July, is the keynote of the Russian peace terms now
being discussed at Brest-Litovsk.
The Russian terms have been submitted to the representa
tives of the central powers, who have taken them under con
No compulsory annexatin of ter
ritory seized during the war and im
mediate evacuation of it and no con
tributions to be required from bel
ligerent countries are proposed by
Russia. This is similar to the Reich
stag resolution, which, however, was
not accepted by Dr. Michaelis, who
was then German imperial chancel
lor. RussL suggests that countries de
prived of their independence during
the war be reinstated and that na
tional groups not independent before
the war shall decide their status b a
Germany scored a point in the selec
tion of Dr. von Kuehlmann, its for
eign secretary, as permanent chair
man of the conference.
Emperor William, it is reported un
officially, intends to go to Brest-Litovsk,
if the diplomats now there arrive
at an agreement, to attempt to as
semble all European rulers in a peace
conference. The German ruler is
said to have declared that everybody
SUPREME EFFORT IN ITALY.
The heavy fighting which has
marked the situation on the Italian
northern front for the last few weeks
has almost subsided and only local en
counters have taken place along the
line from Asiago to the Piave.
Indication are, however, that the
Austro-Germans will again initiate
a strong: offensive in an effort to
reach the pLin- or the northern edge
at least, before severe winter weather
halts large scale operations.
Raids and local attacks have been
carried out in the Ypres and Verdun
sectors, on the western front. The
Germans gained slightly in a local at
tack on the Ypres-Staden railway,
hut at all other points on both the
British and French fronts they were
repulsed. The artillcryyhas been ex
tremely active in the Yprcs and Ver
Palestine in Allied Hands.
General Allenby has begun suc
cessfully an advance along the Med
iterranean coast north of Jaffa. Pales
tine. After crossing the Nahr El Auja,
his troops on Saturday reached the
plain of Sharon and captured ten
towns near the Xahr El Auja.
General Sarrail, who has been in
command of the allied armies on the
Macedonian front for the last two
years, has been recalled by the
'French government. He will be suc
ceeded by General Guillaumat; who
commanded the French forces in
their brilliant stroke northeast of
Verdun last summer.
Surgeons Barber ancT Stitt
To Be Made Rear Admirals
Washington, Dec. 24. Medical Di
rectors George H. Barber and Ed
ward R. Stitt, of the navy, will be
promoted from the rank of captain to
rear admiral as soon as congress re
assembles in recognition of distin
Dr. Barber is at the head of the
naval hospital in Los Animas, Colo.,
and Dr. Stitt is president of the naval
medical school at Washington.
For Nebraska Fair:
n southeast portion.
Temperature at Omaha Ye;ercay,
( ouipnralitp 1 oral Keroril.
117. 1S1H. 1913. l!Ut.
HiN'-st yesteliday 2.1 :i 35 ID
!."vft ystorda)-. . . . 1 r, ft 4
'..in trmrt'-ratutv. . . . 19 11 "0
rrripi'ation 00 .0" .05 Jin
TVmpTH Ufre an! precipitation dfParturps
from the normal Ht Omjiha flnre March 1.
; nJ compared with the last two yt-nrs:
Norma! trnnwraturc It
l ftcienry fn rilic day h
Total deficiency for the dny 391
N'ormn! precipitation .1)3 inch
nefiriency fo rthe day fi3 inch
Total rainfall since March 1 ... .11 .7 inched
I' -ficlency since March 1 7.29 inches
T. fi-Mrncy for cor. period, 191.1-. 70 Inches
'.'ficiency cor cor. period. 1915. 2 . 02 Inches
Report From Station at 7 r. M.
Station a-icl State Temp. High- Rain-
rif Weather. 7 p. m. est.
fhevenne. clomly 20
Davsnport. cloudy Ii-
Ptnver. cloudy 5
Pes Moines, cloudy IS
DodKe City, part cloudy. 2"
Lander, part cloudy 24
North Platte, cloudy... 14
Omaha, cloudy 1
TXiehlo. rluoriy S"
Pi.nld City, f-now
Salt Lake, pt. cloudy.. 4
Sr.nta Fe. cloudy 42
Shrld.-n, c!'.ir '
Mo'.ix '""Ity. clear I
Valentine. ' loudy 4 S
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
- indicate- l.-low zero.
5 a. m K I
Colder ji v
' r XT n m 17
V, M( P- m 17
if ;t n' W " P. m IS
if V R 1 P -m 1
8 p. m 15
OH RED CROSS
TO DOUBLE QUOTA
Figures Reach New Height,
With Many Solicitors Yet
to Report; Pixley Sure
of 70,000 Mark.
At 1 o'clock yesterday Red Cross
memberships totaled 60,833.
"We may yet double our quota be
fore the campaign closes tonight.
Forty per cent of our workers have
not yet reported," said committee
members late Monday afternoon.
No figures were given out on the
result of Sunday's house-to-house can
vass. Labor unions, which will have
large numbers to report, have not yet
been heard from, and county returns
have not been received at all, with
the exception of Waterloo, which
sent in $400.
"These facts make ifs additionally
certain we will reach 70,000;. arid pos
KlNy double our quota," said W. A.
Pixley, Beri Warren of the whole
salers' committee sent for ' J,000 sup
plies Monday morning when those in
charge thought their job of handing
out supplies was already over.
Swamped with Money.
Cashiers were set up in three cages,
with an assistant assigned to each
cashier, to handle the large influx of
money and memberships from the
final drive. Headquarters in the
Keeline building were open until 11
o'clock last night in order to permit
workers to report.
Monday morning's returns were
much heavier than any morning since
the campaign opened, which makes the
committee especially hopeful for the
Splendid returns in the state are re
ported by Frank W. ludson, state di
rector. Callaway, with a population
of 800. expects to send in 1,000 mem
bers by Christmas day. Callaway
claims the state record for volunteers
to Uncle Sam's service. Pender has
approximately 1,200; Chadron had
1,600 Friday; York, 2,400, and Butte
also reports a 30 per cent member
ship. Miss Irene McKnight and Dr. Jen
nie Callfas entered the lists with Mrs.
S. S. Montgomery Monday for the lead
in ward and precinct canvassing,
when each woman turned in $200 in
memberships. Mrs.. Montgomery still
has a slight lead.
Charles E. Metz is credited with as
sisting in obtaining at least 1,000
members, according to the campaign
committee. "Let Charles do it" has
been the slogan and "he's done it,"
thev say. Arthur Keeline, Harvey
Millikcn and Mrs. J. W. Gill at the
information desk have given yeoman
service. Henry Cox enlisted all the
musicians in the Red Cross.
A street car conductor who volun
teered in Sunday's canvassing ob
tained 60 memberships.
Cold Wave is Announced
By the Weather Man
Zero weather is booked for Omaha
Christmas day. The weather bureau
has the cold wave flag up. The tem
perature dropped 27 degrees in the
12 hours ending at 7 a. m. Monday,
v hen the thermometer stood at 21
degree's, with a gale sweeping down
from the north.
However, Meteorologist Welsh
does not believe the cold snap will be
of long duration.
"The high barometer at present is
directly north of us," he said. "If it
were northwest we might be in for a
long spell of cold. But, as it is, the
probability is that the cold wave will
sweep off northeast and spend itself
before very long."
NO EVENING BEE
CHRISTMAS DA Y
To giv: employes of this paper
an opportunity to observe the
holiday as far as possible, The
Bee will not issue an evening pa
It was our desire to join with
the other Omaha dailies to dis
continue publication altogether
on Christmas day, but to meet
competition (w will print the
morning edition as usual, and
serve subscribers with The Morn
ing Bee intecl.
THE OMAHA BEE.
PURSES TO AID
Xmas Relief Work Conducted
by The Bee and Associated
Charities Meets With
RitAard and Marjoric Ilillcr, 3510
Farnam street, sent a sack containing
120 pennies to The Bee office for the
Christmas relief work which has been
maintained for several weeks by The
Bee in conjunction with the As
These children said they would not
enjoy their Christmas unless they
could help some child who might be
in need. The pennies were handed to
Mrs. G. W. Doane, general secretary
of the Associated Charities, and she
promised to see that the money is
used to make a little boy or girl
Notwithstanding the many demands
which have been made during the last
few weeks upon the people of Omaha
and the state, the responses for aid
have been surprisingly generous. The
money and packages which have been
sent direct to The Bee office have
helped many families and individuals
and, added to what has been sent to
the Associated Charities office, the to
tal relief has amounted to more than,
can be indicated in mere words.
Many Homes Brightened.
Many homes wliere sickness and
poverty stalked have been brightened;
many hearts bowed down with fore
boding of a cheerless Christmas
have been made to beat a little lighter.
Mrs. Doane says she will acknowl
edge all contributions for which she
has names and addresses. Monday
morning The Bee received a $5 bill
from a donor who did not wish to give
"I wish all those who gave and
those who received a merry Christ
mas and I certainly wish The Bee a
merry Christmas, because the splendid
co-operation of The Bee has made it
possible to spread much Christmas joy
among homes that otherwise would
have been sad on the day when good
cheer is so general," said Mrs. Doane.
Germans' Will Rotf Women
Of Italy as Those of Belgium
Washington, 'Dec. 24. Official dis
patches state that the enemy com
mand in the city cf Udine has issued
rules by which all workmen, women
and cliidren are obliged to work in
the fields from 4 o'clock in the morn
ing until 8 o'clock in the evening, with
half an hour rest in the morning, one
hour and half at midday and half
an hour in the afternoon. The trans
gressors of these rules will be com
pelled to work and watched by Ger
man soldiers and at the termination
of the harvest the will be impuison
cd for six months and every three
days they will receive only bread and
water. Slow or lazy women will be
exiled and lazy children will he flog
ged. If necessary, the commander
will inflict coporal punishment on
DREAD MENINGITIS ENDANGERS THE GREAT
MILITARY ENCAMPMENT AT CAMP FUNST0N,
SAYS CONGRESSMAN RE AVIS OF NEBRASKA
Surgeon-General Gorgas' Re
port Shows Alarming Death
Rate at Kansas Can
tonment. Washington, Dec. 24. (Special
Telegram.) The abandonment of
Camp Funston, Kan., because it is
infected with spinal l leningitis germs,
as shown by the report of Surgeon
General Gorgas. was urged today by
Representative Charles F. Reavis, re
publican, of Nebraska.
Reavis visited Camp Funston in
October and was dissatisfied with
conditions at that time, but he de
clared the situation as disclosed by
Gorgas' report was appalling and one
that demands an immediate change.
Located in River Bottom.
"The report states," said Rea.'is,
"that the cantonment at Camp Fun
ston is located in the river bottom
and has been known to all health offi
cers as a center for spinal meningitis
For the last few months, according
to the report, there have been 84
deaths in this camp, of which 24 were
from meningitis. There were 54
deaths from pneumonia, whilc the
average death rate of the command
should not have exceeded 12.
Boys Inadequately Clad.
"I visited Camp Funston in Octo
ber." Reavis said. "I saw 40,000 boys
drilling in the cold, clad in overalls
and summer shirts.
"It was so cold that I had a sweater
on to keep warm. Not an hour dur
ing the time I was there could - see
further than 100 feet on account of
'There was no heat in camp, and
the boilers of the heating apparatus
were not yet in place. If this camp
is as infected as the surgeon general
states, these boys should be removed
from there at Once.
"It will n-,t improve the morale of
the army, or the nation either, to
know that nearly 50,000 American
boys have been located at a camp
that has been known as a disease cen
ter for years."
Written Dec. 25. 18(4.
3 fjcatb tfjc telle; on Cfjristmas Cap
Cfjeir oto, familiar carols plap.
Sfaij toifo ant) stecet
JDjc toorbg repeat
Of peace on eartfy, cootj-Unll to men!
lili tijotiQfjt fjoto, a tljt bap fyab come.
Zt)c belfries cf all Cdrtitcnbom
ftab toilets along
Z)t unbroken sons
Of peace on earti). goofe-hull to men!
ringing. Singing on its toap,
Z)t toarlb rebolbcb from nigfjt to bsj.
3 boice, a chime,
a ifjant sublime
Ot peace on earth, goob-tofll to men !
i3nb fn bespair 3 botocb mp fjeab ;
"Ebftt is no peace on earth," 3 saib;
"Jfor hate is strong,
3nb mocbs the song
Ot peace on earth, goob-toill to men !"
rjcn pealeb the bells more loub ajtb beep:
'ob fs not beab; nor both he Sleep !
(Efje IHrong shall fait,
Z)t ftigbt prebail,
ISith peace on earth, goob.toill to men!"
CANTEEN AT FORT
OMAHA IS CLOSED
An epidemic of measles threatens
The Red Cross canteen, in charge
of Mrs. Luther L. Kountze, was
closed Sunday, when four employes
were sent home, suffering from the
disease. The stricken women are
those who helped hand food over the
Their cases are light ones, according
to Mrs. Kountze.
Miss Kegina Connell and other can
teen workers on Mrs. Kountze's com
mittee, are authority for the statement
that many cases are scattered over the
entire post, and that the canteen was
closed to avoid spread of the disease.
Mrs. Kountze says the canteen had
to be closed because the staff of help
was crippled by the four sick people.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Flv)
Mrs. A. B. McConnell Spends
Christmas Money on Hel
mets and Sweaters for
Boys at Funston.
"I am not an agitator and I am not
trying to get anybody into I rouble.
All I am trying to do is to help the
boys at Funston with some of the
things that they need."
This is the reply Mrs. A. U. Mc
Connell makes to those who have
been protesting against her statement
of conditions as slif saw them when
she visited her son at the Funston
Mrs. McCtnnell is now busv send
ing sweaters and helmets to the sol
diers at the camp. "After 1 sent the
helmets to my son last Friday 1 wired
one of the captains down there asking;
how many sweaters and helmets could
be used for his battalion for men who
cannot afford to get them ami the
answer came back, 'Can use up to 300
helmets and sweaters.' I am spend
ing my Xmas money to furnish some
of these necessities as Xmas presents
to the Funston boys, although I can
not supply all of them. Are any of
my critics doing as much?
"The things 1 have said are not en
tirely new," she continued. ".Surgeon
General Gorgas and Teddy Roosevelt
said some of the things I said long
before I did.
"But do not implicate my son, for
he does not even know that I am
saying this. He is willing to take
things as the rest do. I would like
to say that I am not speaking for my
son or any one in his circumstances.
I am speaking for the less fortunate
boy who gets $30 a month and las to
buy Liberty bonds, send money home
to mother, wife or baby. Can he af
ford to buy the side things that the
reader mentioned in The Bee last Sat
urday. "I know he can no, for many of
us Omaha mothers have equipped a
number of such men. I know of an
Omaha boy who borrowed money
from a bank to keen his mother while
(r'ontjnurd on Vfc Thre, Column Five.)
Washington, Dec. 24. America's
balance of trade approximated $3,000,
000,000 at the close of November, ac
cording to figures issued today by the
bureau of foreign and domestic com
merce. It was an increase of $141,
000,000 over the same period last
During November export restric
tions caused a substantial decrease in
During the 11 months ended with
November gold imports amounted to
$535,000,000 and exports to $367,000,
000, leaving an excess of imports of
$168,000,01)0 in '917 against $399,000,
000 in 1916.
Silver imports during the 11 months
amounted to $7,01)0,000, against $29,
000,000 a year ago, and the exports
were valued at $74,000,000 in 1917 and
$62,000,0110 in 1916.
Young Soldier, Fresh From
Camp, Says Stupendous Task
of Organization Must Be
Taken Into Consideration.
Private Joe Kennedy of the 341st
regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Kennedy, 543 South Twenty-sixth
street, one of Uncle Sam's boys at
Camp Funston, who was lucky enough
to draw a leave of absence for the
Christmas tide, comments on condi
tions at the cantonment.
He takes the altitude of a mediator,
admitting that the r?;:ort is true in
degree but also adding that the boys
have been getting fat on the treat
ment accorded them.
"First of all," says young Kennedy,
"I want to say that 1 am not kicking.
Things that have happened at Camp
Funston were to be expected on ac
count of the stupendous task of or
ganization. However, it is true some
peculiar things do happen there.
Charges True in Part.
"Mis. McConnell, as a mother,
would naturally see things a little
different than ,.ne in the service. 1
am a member of the company in which
her son, Harold, i a sergeant. Nearly
evcrytin'ng Mrs. McConnell has said
about the camp has been true at some
time or oilier but only in degree.
Anyway, the treatment has been good
for us lor we ae all better' lookii.g
now than we v.erc before we went
down. We a'! fel fine, too.
"Of course, majiy of us have had
bad colds and wet feet many a time,
but then we thought that was the
beginning of war preparations and so
thought nothing of it.
"As to medical attention, I heard
that a fellow who had an injured
foot was sent to F"ort Riley from
Funston. he returned in two
weeks and had not yet received any
attention. Now the foot is dressed
and the fellow recuperating.
"The only real criticism I would
make concerns the distribution of uni
forms. They gave us anything, regard
less of size. A man who needs a
number 40 coat eot a number 36 for
"PEACE BEFORE VICTORY"
IS WHAT TEUTONS WANT,
SAYS SECRETARY BAKER
Kaiser Wants the World to Believe That Military Situa
tion is Such That He Can Now Dictate Terms
of Peace to the Nations at War.
Washington, Dec. 24. Germany's newest propaganda,
viewed as a forerunner to an offensive in the west unless a
German-made peace is accepted by the allies and the United
States, "should not for a moment induce us to slacken our
preparations for war," says Secretary Baker in his weekly re
view of the military situation.
RELY ON UNITED STATES.
TO CROSS PIAVE
Frustrate Another German Ef
fort to Reach Venice; All
Art Treasures Removed
Rome, Dec. 24. Enemy forces
which had crossed the Tiave river at
Piave Verchia have been driven back
over the river, the war office an
nounces. Foe Checked by Winter Stroke.
Washington, Dec. 24. Checked in
their attempt to drive through to the
Italian plains east of the Brenta by
the brilliant feat of the Italians last
week in recapturing the Asolone
heights, the Teutons have now
switched their attack to the Brenta's
Striking suddenly yesterday in this
quarter, they pushed into the Ital
ian lines on the Asiago plateau in
the vicinity of Buso, where the Fren
zcla valley affords a rortte to the
, Had they succeeded in driving
southeast down the Frenzela valley
to the Brenta at Valstagua, three
miles distant, where the valleys
merge, the Italian line on both sides
of the Brenta would have been in
serious straits. The Rome war office,
however, reports the enemy checked
at the Italian rear positions, whence
a counter attack was launched. This
counter stroke is proceeding with
satisfactory results, the Italian state
Venice, .Sunday, Dec. 23. Ameri
can Christmas cheer will be carried to
the Italian soldiers in the trenches
and to the sick and wounded soldiers
in, and around Venice by B. Harvey
Carroll, jr., American consul at Ven
ice, acting for the American Red
Cross. Mr. Carroll will leave Venice
with General Di Viterfranchesoa, so
as to make the tour of the trenches
on Christmas eve.
Another distribution will be made
in Venice on Christmas eve and
Christmas morning to wounded sol
diers and civilian poor.
The city of Venice remains com
paratively undisturbed by the recent
renewal of enemy pressure on the
lower Fiave nearest to Venice, where
his line is 12 miles cast of the city.
While shells from the heavy guns
could reach Venice, it is known that
the enemy has been unable to bring
across the river anything except ma
chine guns and a few pieces of small
caliber. No shells have fallen any
where near the city.
One of the chief reasons for calm is
the belief that l'ope Benedict has in
tervened in sonic way by which the
Austrians will not shell the city.
The custodians of the art treasures
in the city have considered it desir
able to remove a large number of
paintings and statues which up to this
time had been stored within the city.
The most valuable were sent south
months ao, but. now the entire bulk
of removable art treasures has been
taken away. It is estimated that 12,
000 square meters of paintings were
taken from the ducal palace alone.
The famous equestrian statue be
fore St. Mark's is being dismounted
for removal, although it was first in
tended to protect it by a brick cov
ering. Man Who Refused to Join
Red Cross Pays $10 Fine
Edward Sulak, arVes'ed Saturday
morning when he refused to buy or
wear a Red Cross button, was lined
?10 and costs in police court Mon
day morning. Mrs. Allen Farmer, Red
Cross worker, t;stitied Sulak used in
Christmas Day Meatless
Day, but Not "Fowlless"
Christmas day, coming on Tues
day this year, will be a meatless
day, according to the regular sched
ule. Of course, this in no way af
fects the consumption of any kind
of fowl or fish. Meatless day is
intended to conserve beef, pork,
and such other meats as can be
readily- exported to our soldiers
and those of the allies in the war,
while the substitution of chickens,
turkeys, geese, ducks and other
fowls and fish is encouraged. So,
after all, the turkey, roast goose or
duck dinner, or chicken dinner will
in no way be interfered with.
"The Germans realize." continued"
the statement, "that within a short
time our armies will form the princi
pal body of fresh stategic reserves re
maining available on the battlefields of
"Our armies constitute the reserves
of victory 1"
The review points out that the fight
ing morale of Italy may be relied on,
no matter how intensive the German
peace campaign becomes, and says:
"The Italian theater once again is
the scene of important military ac
"The enemy, impatient of the de
lays which have occurred in bringing
about the successful penetration of the
Italian plain and the overthrow of the
Italian armies, has dispatched further
forces to the Italian front, with a
view to achieving a decisive result.
Drive Italians Back First.
"Before proceeding with any opera
tions in the west the Germans hope
to drive the Italians back to the
Adige, anticipating that such a re
verse would have a very disintegrat
ing influence throughout Italy.
"It is apparent that the Germans
have not given up all hope of bring
ing about a social upheaval in Italy, as
they did in Russia after their vic
torious campaigns of 1915.
"No. matter how intensive this new
subversive pr6paganda may be, nev
ertheless we can confidently' rely on
the fighting morale of the Italian
"It would appeaf that as a fore
runner to the German offensive her
alded to be launched in the west, ati
intensive peace propaganda is to bet
"Careful examination of the situa
tion reveals that the enemy is again
preparing for 'peace before victory.'
Germans Make Threats.
"Information from various sources
confirm the reports that the Germans
would have the world believe that
the military situation is such that
they are able to dictate the terms of
peace. They, therefore, threaten that
unless this dictated peace is accented
by the allied powers and ourselves,
the German forces now being concen
trated on the western front will break
through the allied lines into the west.
"In considering the general mili
tary situation in its true light, it must
be understood that the Germans real
ize that within a short time our armies
will form the principal body of fresh
strategic reserves remaining available
for action on the battlefields of Eur
ope. Thus, no matter what superior
ity in men1 and guns the enemy may
for the time be able to bring, to bear
on the west, and even admttting an
eventual modification of the allied line
in his favor, nevertheless he knows
that insofar as it is humanly posst-ble-to
foresee, his effort will inevita
bly result in merely a local success,
which can have no determining influ
ence on the final outcome of the war
France Bore Brunt.
"For the first two years of the war
France bore the brunt of battle, while
Great Britain was preparing.
"Since the defeat of the German
forces in front of Verdun, England
and the British dominions have taken
over1 an increasingly large share of
the burden of the war.
"Italy has, to the limit of its forces,
also assumed a considerable share of
"When, as a result of the defection
of the Russian forces, the weight of
Austro-German pressure was directed
against Italy, France and England
united in coming to the rescue of their
ally and are today aiding the Italian
"It is our duty, therefore, iti look
ing to the future, to realize that if we
are to fulfill the pledge we made on
entering the war. if we are to fight
this war to a successful conclusion,
we must assume the full responsibil
ity which rests upon us. We are the
freshest in the struggle: we have the
reserve man power and the reserve
Kenneth Norton Cables
Merry Xmas to Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Norton,
117 South Thirty-eighth street, have
received a cablegram from their son,
Lieutenant William K. Norton, who
has been flying in France for the last
five weeks, wishing them a merry
Christmas. He says in his letters he
is well and happy, has plenty of good
things to eat and good sleeping quar
ters and that the French aeroplanes
Cold Wave Moving
Eastward From Dakotas
Washington, Dec. 24. The cold
wave which has caused a drop in tem
perature of 40 to 50 degrees in the
Dakotas in the last 24 hours is
sweeping eastward, the weather bu
reau announced today, and is expected
to reach the Atlantic coast far Tuesday
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