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Arrest of Red Cross Agent and
I Accusation Against Ambas-
sador Denounced as "En
! tirely Unwarranted."
f Washington, Dec 24. State de
partment officials declared today that
the statements of Leon Trotzky, the
fiolsheviki foreign minister, that the
American Cross mission in Russia was
giving aid to the opponents of the
Bolsheviki government, could be at;
tributed only to his ignorance of the
facts. A report from Ambassador
Francis on the arrest of Colonel Kol
pasbnikoff, an attache of the Red
Cross mission, while in charge of a
relief train, had not reached the State
I To Send Ambulances.
SThe State department does not be
lieve Trotzky will persist in his atti
tude, however, when he realizes the
true state of affairs. Arrangements
were made in this country some time
ago for strengthening the ambulance
corps of Russia with 78 ambulances
and other supplies much needed in
certain districts. It was deemed ad
visable to send them via the Rouma
ian frontier. This was done with the
Approval of the Russian Red Cross.
The incident of money which it was
alleged Ambassador Francis had of
fered and the insinuation that it was
intended as a bribe to the enemies of
the Bolsheviki, had no other signifi
cance, it was announced, than human
itarian. It was merely the ordinary
transfer of money through the em
bassy sent by the Red Cross and in
tended for relief work.
The State department regards the
action of Trotzky as entirely unwar
ranted. Trotzky Accuses Ambassador. '
J Petrograd, Dec 24. Leon Trotzky,
the Bolsheviki foreign minister, at a
Meeting of the revolutionary organi
sation assembled in congress, read
documents which he declared .con
tained evidence that America was
helping General Kaledines, leader of
the Don Cossacks.
irLast night," said Trotzky, "we
found that American agents in Rus
sia were participating in the Kaledines
rnovement We arrested Colonel Kol
fiashnikoff, attached to the American
mission to Roumania, who was trying
to get a train load of automobiles,
Nothing and supplies to Rostov,
g Letter From Francis.
"Amonr the documents was a letter
from David J. Francis (American am
bassador to Russia) requesting that
the train be given free passage, as it
was bound for the mission at Jassy.
"One letter from Colonel Anderson
thead of the American Red Cross mis
sion to Roumania) to Kolpashnikoff
said that if money were needed, Am
bassador Francis was ready to. ad
vance 100,000 rubles on the account of
the Red Cross. We think that the
American ambassador must break his
I The audience cheered these utter
ances wildly. '
"Since the revolution, he has been
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CITY ELECTION NEXT SPRING
"Available Timber" Already Appears to
Be Dense Political Forest of Hopes.
LOOKS LIKE CROWDED CONTEST
Have you been mentioned yet in
connection with the spring city cam
Along about the first of May the
city will have seven remunerative po
sitions to fill. During April a
primary election will be held to se
lect nominees for the election in May.
It is rumored now that there will
be enough entrants for the primaries
to insure the selection of 14. In
fact, it is confidentially understood
that many patriots will be willing to
"sacrifice their personal interests" for.
this public service.
Six of the jobs are worth $4,500 a
year and the other, that of mayor, has
an additional $500 tacked on.
Consul, the Directory.
If the "available timber" contin
ues to increase, the simplest method
to be observed at the April primary
would be to refer each voter to the
city directory with instructions to
vote for 14, eliminatitg of course the
names of those who have died since
the directory was issued.
It seems to be one of the popular
indoor sports just now to speculate
on the probable personnel of the
spring primary ballot. Many have
been chosen by their lovinpr friends.
Conscription, it is said,-will not be
necessary in this instance.
Nothing definite is available on the
subject, except that the present in
cumbents, known as the "square sev
en," during the last city campaign,
will all strive to succeed themselves,
and "Nothing succeeds like success,"
remarked one of the present city
Take Your Pick.
During the last few weeks the fol
lowing names have been mentioned
with more or less seriousness in con
nection with the city primaies:
'Robert Cowell, Dr. C. C. Allison,
L. J. Quinby, George T. Morton, Ed
the most silent diplomat in Petrograd.
Evidently he belongs to the Bismarck
school, in whic'. it was taught that
silence is golden. He must explain
his connection with this conspiracy.
Reds .ill Get U.S.
"We will tell all the ambassadors
if you think you can with the help of
American gold, under the guise of the
holy mission of the Red Cross, support
and bribe Kaledines, you are mistaken
It you think that you are no longer the
representatives of America,' but pri
vate adventurers, the heavy hand of
the revolution will reach out after
"I desire to let the representative
of all the foreign powers know that
we are not so blind as to allow our
feet to be trampled on. In the affair
of Tchitcherin and Petroff we have
already had occasion to show the
British ambassador that the revolu
tionary government is not lacking in
dignity and pride, and that we are not
acting under the influence of the
Anglo-American bourgeois, but have
a pure principle for which we will
conquer or perish." '
Raymond Robins, head of the per
manent American Red Cross mission
to Russia, on learning of the arrest of
KolDashnikoff orior to Trotzkv's
speech, offered to explain the matter
to the Bolsheviki leader, but Trotzky
refused to hear him unless he came
as the representative of the embassy.
Ambassador Francis, in a statement
to the Russian press, declares that
the embassy and the Red Cross are
in no way involved in the counter
revolution. He says that. Kolpashni
koff received no funds from the em
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This appears once. Clip for references.
P. Smith, Elmer T. Neville, Bert
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R. J. Sutton, A. L. Sutton. Harlev G.
Moorhead, L. L. isaunders, L. L
Black. A. A. Lamereaux, L. B. John
son, E. E. Howell, C. E. Foster, T.
P. Reynolds, Henry Rohlff, Thomas
falconer, lorn Li.sey, Jerry Howard.
Frank P. Goodall, F. S. Tucker and
Ed . McArdle, with the following
formidable roster of South Side as
pirants: T. J. Hinchey, Pat La.elle.
Thomas Hoctor, Pat Martin, John
Kavanaugh, John Haupman, P. J.
Barrett, j. M. Tanner. W. E. Reed.
Joe Walker, Perry Wheeler, Frank
Koutsky and Henry' Murphy.
All Have the $10.
An interesting divertisement for a
dull day is to have a little tete-a-tete
with some of these prospective mu
nicipal legislators. Few will commit
themselves further than to declare
that if onditions are propitious they
may pay $10 filing fee and throw
their hat into the circle.
Gossip in the city hall on Saturday
was that Ed P. Smith would run
provided that he would top the ticket
under designation for mayoralty hon
ors and would have a satisfactory
group of running-mates and a stable
organization behind the group.
Commissioner Kugc! has been ad
vised by iOi.ie of his friends not to
attempt re-election this time, but he
declares he can point with pride, and
will be at the counter with $10 on
filing day. Another morsel of po
litical gossip is that Mayor Dahlman
and Commissioners Hummel, With
nell, Jardine and Parks will fil' in
with two others than Kugel and But
ler, in the event that all shall have
BY GERMAN ARMS
Amsterdam, Dec. 24. Emperor
William visited the front north of
Verdun Friday, according to a Ber
lin dispatch, and in an address to
the troops thanked them warmly for
"But for the calm and heroic war
riors on the western front," he said,
"the enormous deployment of German
forces in the east and in Italy never
would have been possible.
"The fighter in the west has ex
posed heroically his body so that his
brothers on the Dvina and the Isonso
might, storm from victory to victory.
"The fearful battles on the bloody
hills around Verdun were not in vain;
they created new foundations for the
conduct of the war."
Burglars Rob Webster City
Passenger Depot of $200
Webster City,. Ia., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Illinois Central
depot in this city was robbed of $200
in cash this morning. While the agent
was in the basement some one en
tered the office and made away with
all the cash on hand. Several sus
pects are being held.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMbEK 25, 1917.
AT ANNUAL XMAS
DINNER AT ROME
Hustling Stret Merchants Will
Be Regabd Christmas
Night; A. W. Jefferis
War or no war, Hoover or no
Hoover, Omaha's hustling little street
merchants, the newsies, shall not be
denied their annual Christmas feed
The big Christmas event at which
the street urchins are given the word
to gorge themselves to their hearts'
content will be given at the Hotel
Rome Christmas day at 5 o'clock.
Mike Barto, cjty circulator of The
Bee, and Tony Costanzo of the
World lerald are giving the 250
newsi.j .their Christmas treat this
Rome Miller has arranged to give
the newsies the use of the huge ban
quet hall at the Hotel Rome for their
banquet. A menu of chicken, squab,
mashed potatoes, pie, fruit, soup, nuts,
cranberry sauce and all the trimmings
has been arranged.
A. W. Jefferis will make a short
talk to the boys. Gus Miller and Doc
Carver, juvenile authorities, will as
sist Barto and Costanzo at the big
Pope Benedict's Christmas
Message to American People
Rome, Dec. 24. Pope Benedict has
eiven to the Associated Pre, this
Christmas message for the American
"The holy father sends to the
people of America his cordial greet
ings and prays that they may take
to heart, in this time of strife and
suffering, the true lesson of Christ
mastide the lesson of God's unceas
ing love for mankind; the lesson of
unfaltering courage and sacrifice of
"More especially he calls upon the
little children, to whom this day be
longs, to pray with all their hearts
to the Babe of Bethlehem that He
may protect their loved ones and give
back to the world that peace which
He came to bring upon earth."
WISHING EACH AND
EVERYONE OF YOU
KIND OF A
WEDNESDAY our "Cleanup" Sale
continues with tho mo value that
have crowded our store all the pest
week. If you haven't taken advan
tage of these exceptional bargains,
come tomorrow. They won't last long
at these prices.
We have added another hundred pairs to the $1
table. Think of it buying solid leather shoes for
You can't even get your
Prices range in four lots for a Quick Clearance
$1, $1.95, $2.45, $3.95
You can't buy cheap shoes for these prices.
Don't wait if you do your neighbor will beat you to it.
Douglas Shoe Store
Open Evenings Until 9 P. M.
117 North 16th Street Opposite Postoffice
DR. McKENNEY Says:
"Cleaned Teeth, Filled Teeth
and Crowned Teeth mean years
of health and happiness."
Work. per tooth.
worth SIS to 25.
$5, $8, $10
Bast Silver Fill
Beat 22-k Gold
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Phone Dougha 2872.
CANTEEN AT FORT
OMAHA IS CLOSED
(ContiBBed From Page One.)
"It left us with only one of the em
ployed help," said Mrs. Kountze.
The canteen will be closed one
week, during which time the interior
will be gone over and a new coat of
paint applied. Mrs. Kountze Said.
"The boys are disappointed but we
will be back at our post after the week
is over and continue our work as be
fore," she said.
Former Creighton Student
Writes of Experiences
Arthur A. Dailey, who went, to
Creighton college a few years ago,
has an article in the American Boy
for January on his experiences on
the battle front in France, where he
spent five months as a member of the
Illinois ambulance unit. He is 23
years old and a senior in the Uni
versity of Illinois. He was one of
22 men selected from the university
to go with the ambulance unit last
The unit worked among the Senga
lese troops of the French army, some
of the most picturesque and efficient
fighters. They are negroids from
west Africa. Dailey was awarded the
French war cross.
(Continued From Pate One.)
he is at Funston. It is of such boys
I am thinking when I speak as I do.
"Let me remind you, too, that I
never said anything about the food
furnished the boys. I do not ques
tion that they get good food and
plenty of it. I have not talked about
food at all. but about other things.
"As to the gentleman who accused
me of making the boys 'sissies' I
would recommend him to the officers
in charge of Company A, Three Hun
dred and Forty-first machine gun
battalion, and inquire if my son,
Harold, or any others there are any
thing but real United States soldiers.
But that does not mean that the boys
should be made to suffer while yet
in their country where the willing
shoes half soled for this
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mothers can help them. They will
have enough suffering when they get
on the battlefield.
"The "Soldier Boy' from Fort Oma
ha is a real soldier. He declared that
all was well down there. In my first
report I said that the spirit which he
demonstrates is prevalent among all
the boys. This brave soldier boy for
gets, though, that all the other boys
are not as lucky as he is. They don't
all have a well-to-do family -who can
send them underwear and anything
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they need. I would like to meet this
young man at my home.
"I did make one statement which
should be corrected. The reporter
misunderstood me about the 'ony
blanket and 10 men.' It should have
been 'one blanket for each of the 10
"Again I want to appeal to the
Omaha mothers t co-operate with
us and send more clothing to our
boys. I will be glad to work with any
mother in the city."
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