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"EIZED AND HELD
.nager Stevens of City Na
tional Bank's Petrograd
Branch Arrested; Vaults
Petrograd, Thuaday, Dec. 27. Sol
ers acting under the orders of
inance Commissioner Menshinsky
oday surrounded and seized all pri
ate banks in Petrograd, including the
ranch of the National City bank of
'ew York. The manager, R. R. Stev
ns, was arrested and detained for a
Many bank directors were ar
csted. Several surrendered the keys
o th bank vaults, but Stevens re
fused. J. B. Wright, counselor of the
American embassy, called upon Mr.
Stevens during the afternoon.
At the time for the opening of the
anks detachments of the Red Guard
.fathered in the streets and barred
the entrances. Later the banks were
entered, under the leadership of M.
Menshinsky. Orders were given that
work cease and that the banks sur
render their papers and the keys to
their vaults. In most instances no
resistance was offered. , Mr. Stevens
declared his bank had no vaults, but
only small 6afes. After his arrest he
,'was permitted to return to the bank,
which was placed under suard. The
bank directors who were arrested
were accused of "sabotage." Tele
phone service throughout the city was
stopped for an hour.
In explaining the seizure of the
banks, M. MenshinsW said:
"We let it be known long ago that
private banks should send ' reports
weekly to the State bank. This was
done, but the reoorts were incorrect.
It was then decided to occupy the
banks, revise their activity and then
see that they resumed business1 prop
erly. The keys are in the hands of
Commissioner Cbolensky of the State
bank, as are the books and documents
which have been seized."
The National City bank of New
York was granted a license last Jan
uary to begin business in Russia with
particular reference to the financing
of railroad construction. The license
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eign bank to do business in Russia
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Sale of the Year
Will Close the Year of 1917-at Omaha
and SUIT HOUSE
The House of Menagh
1613 Farnam Street
Will Offer 250 Exquisite.
Coats, Suits and
From Our Regular Stock. Values up to $69.50
Your Choice at
Nearly All Colon.
Nearly All Sizes.
Nearly All Materials.
Coats for Afternoon and Street Wear.
Suits for Business and Dress Wear.
Dresses for Morning, Afternoon and Ever
This Sale Will Last Two Day
Saturday and Monday
WANT T0R0B D. S.
Former Rear Admiral Bowles
Says Pacific Coast Contrac
tors Want Jobs, But Ask
(Br AwMwiated rrm.)
Washington, Dec. 28. Former
Rear Admiral Bowles, assistant to
the general manager of the emerg
ency fleet corporation, testifying to
day before the senate committee in
vestigating the shipping situation de
clared that Pacific coast ship build
ers were anxious to get contracts,
but only at very high prices.
J'acinic coast plants he said have
increased their demands $15 to $20
a ton on steel ships, making the
prices asked from $180 to $185 a ton
while some even are asking $200 a
Mr. Bowle3 made these statements
in connection with an outline of leg
islation wanted by the shipping
board, one portion of which was a
suggestion that congress protect the
ship builders from operations of the
war excess profits tax law.
"Some contractors are acting in
good faith while others are trying
to take advantage of the govern
ment," said the witness in replying
to questions regarding the general
attitude of contractors."
"I think we ought to know who is
holding up the government," said
Senator Nelson, but Mr. Bowles re
fused to give any names except in
executive session. He added, how
ever, that hi- policy has been to "deal
pretty vigorously with those contrac
tors who attempt to hold up the gov
ernment," and that if .they are called
by the committee he wanted to ques
Haig Honors Americans
In Nursing Corps Units
London, Dec 28. Field Marshal
Haig, the British commander-in-chief,
has submitted a list of names
of persons serving on the western
front as deserving special mention.,
The list, vhich was published today
in the London Gazette, contains the
names of many Americans attached
to the American army nursing corps.
Miss B. M. Alexander, Chicago
unit; Miss S. Briggs, Lakeside unit,
Cleveland: Mrs. J. Christie, Pres
byterian hospital unit,' New York;
Miss C. Cuppaidge, St. Louis unit;
Miss M. Dunlop, University of Penn
sylvania unit, Philadelphia; Miss G.
M. Gerrard, Harvard university unit;
Miss C. Hall, Harvard unit; Miss H.
G. McClelland, Philadelphia unit;
Miss L. Marsh. Presbyterian hospital
unit; Miss J. C. Stemson, St. Louis,
Miss I. McKe. Lakeside unit,
and Miss D. Arch of the Chicago
unit. , '
HIE BEE: OMAHA,' SATURDAY. DECEMBER 29,1917
France Exceeds Quota
In Third Big War Loan
Paris, Dec. 23. The 10,000,000
frances asked for in the third war
loan has been exceeded, according
to a statement made in the Chamber
of Deputies today by M. Klotz, the
minister of finance.
M. Klotz said that the returns
for the loan were still incomplete,
but that the subscription, not in
cluding those from abroad, aggre
gated 10.276,000,000 frances.
iivr umnior mi
mil wuimor uiii
.:troy Priceless Frescoes and
Other Objects That Cannot
Be Carried Off and
Washington, Dec. 28. Germany's
creation of a so-called commission of
experts with functions announced as
the projection of works of art in in
vaded Italy is declared by semi
official dispatches from Rome received
here today to be only a cloak to con
ceal the looting of art works.:
"It has been establ'shed," say the
dispatches, "that the enemy has trans
ported to Vienna, Budapest and Ber
lin whatever could be removed from
private and public buildings and
"The equestrain statue of Victor
Emmanuel which stood in the public
square of Udine has disappeared,
while the Italians respected the monu
ment of Emperor Max'milian at Cor
mons, notwithstanding the fact that
this particular monument had been
erected as a provocation and chal
lenge to Italy. All the sumptuous
villas of the Venetian noblemen have
been pillaged and the wonderful ar
tistic collections transported to Aus
tria. Villa Soderini, near Mervasa,
conta'ning a fresco by Tiepolo, has
been destroyed. Similarly, the temple
that Canova erected at Possagno is
badly damaged. Fortunately, tire
Italian authorities had placed in safety
all Canova's works which the temple
"Some hundreds of America.! avia
tors, assigned to a school instituted in
a southern Italian town, constitute the
first American corps to reach Italy.
"Austrian troops from the Rou
manian front have been observed to
arrive behind the enemy lines at our
Government Takes Over
Niagara Electric Power
Washington, Dec. 28. To assure
the adequate supply of electric power
for establishments engaged in war
work at Niagara Falls and Buffalo, the
government today requisitioned the
e! ctric power produced, imported and
distributed by the Niagara Falls Pow
er company, the Hydraulic Power
company of Niagara Falls and t!ie
Cliff Electrical Distributing company.
Dies in Berlin.
Amsterdam, Dec. 28. The death of
Toby Rosenthal, an American painter,
is reported by the Tageblatt of Ber
lin. Mr. Rosenthal was born in New
Haven 69 years ago. He studied art
in San Fransico and subsequently
took up his residence in Munich.
You can't be too particular about the shoes
you put on your baby's feet if you have any care
for their shapeliness when it grows up.
. Our children's shoes have brought
us many an entire family's trade. It's '
the care with which they're made and
the high value our shoes
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When Buying Advertised Gocds
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
WAY BELOW ZERO;
WARMER IN WEST
(Continued From Page One.)
this morning when the Burlington
and Northwestern reports were filed.
Farther south in Wyoming the
weather was still warmer, the Union
Pacific reporting 30 to 60, with con
siderable rain west of Cheyenne and
warm weather in Nebraska as far
east as North Platte.
Throughout the Missouri valley
section the railroads report tempera
tures of 2Q above to '5 degrees be
low, the coldest point being in the
vicinity of O'Neill. In the southern
part of the state temperatures were
15 above to 6 and 8 below.
Washington, Dec. 28. A marked
cold wave has overspread the upper
Missouri and upper Mississippi val
leys and is extending eastward and
southward toward the Atlantic coast,
where the weather will be much cold
er Saturday in all sections north of
Florida. Snow in the north and rain
in the south precded the cold. High
est barometric pressures of the winter
accompany a disturbance extending
from Minnesota northwestward into
the Canadian northwest, with centra!
pressure this morning at 31 inch
pressure this morning at 31 inches.
The movement of this disturbance
southeastward is being preceded by
the cold wave.
The cold will continue in the east
until Monday or Tuesday, the
weather bureau announced. Some
moderation in the northwest will
come after Saturday. In the south the
cold will not be so severe as already
has been experienced there this
Chicago, Dec. 28. The cold wave
made its appearance in Chicago to
day with a 30-degree drop of the mer
cury to 4 degrees above zero. Ten be
low is predicted for tomorrow.
One of the Msxicans Who
Killed Two Americans Shot
Washington, Dec. 28. At least one
of the Mexicans who killed Lee Sharp
and Clarence Sellers near Piedras
Negras recently has been shot and
killed by Mexican government troops,
the American consul at Piedras Ne
gras reported today.
Information obtained by the consul
was that Mexican troops shot one
Mexican December 26 and arrested
three others, one of whom was being
sent to Piedras Negras. The men
confessed that they had murdered the
Americans, adding that they were on
a cattle-stealing expedition when
Rock Island Railroad Declares
7 Per Cent Djvidend
New York, Dec. 28. Initial divi
dends of ZYi per cent were declared
today by the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific Railway company, recently re
organized, on its 7 per cent preferred
stock, and of 3 per cent a share on its
6 per cent preferred stock.
and We're Doing
Business as Usual
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v 202 North 17th St
Phone Douglas 3614
give you for
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AND KILL THREE
Aviators Flying Low Over
French Town Drop Bombs
With Deadly Ef
fect. (rty Associated Trrfia.)
German bombs and shells have
Lrought death to three American sol
diers in France. Bombs dropped on
a camp resulted in the killing of two
soldiers. A German shell, which
dropped near a party of American en
gineers working in trenches on the
French front Christmas eve, killed a
corporal of engineers and wounded a
In the Argonne the French repulsed
an enemy surprise attack. On the
right bank of the Meuse the activity
of the artillery on both sides con
tinued very lively in the region of
Caurieres wood and Bezonvaux.
Nortiieast of Bezonvaux an enemy
troop concentration was dispersed
Check Surprise Attack.
Repulsed in their attempt to break
the trench line northeast of Verdun,
the Germans have ceased their ef
forts, while the artillery on both sides
keeps up a lively fire. In the Argonne
yesterday the French checked a Ger
man surprise attack and French ar
tillery broke up enemy troop concen
trations northeast of Verdun. On the
British front the artillery engagement
continues at various points.
On the Italian northern front the
Austro-Germans have not followed
up their success of early in the week
west of Brenta and which they had a
hard fight to maintain. Enemy ar
tillery fire on the Asiago plateau is
intense, perhaps in preparation for
other attempts. In aerial battles
over Treviso British and Italian air
men accounted for 11 of 33 attacking
Special Line of Furniture
Remaining From Our
At V2 and Less
Than V2 Price
NEXT 15 DAYS
Antta'pate yur future needs now and
buy during this sale. We will hold the
goods for you until yon want them
and will also arrange accommodations
to suit your convenience.
Deliveries made free to any part of
Omaha, South Omaha or Council
Some exceptional bargains are offered
in Dining Tables, in a variety of
styles and finishes and Cfi 7i
reduced as low a
A few to be closed out at ridiculously
low prices, and as low $1675
Also special reductions an Library
Tables, Rocker. Cedir Chests,
Buffets, Dressers, Beds, Staves,
Ranges, Rugs, Etc.
Railroad fare free within 100 miles
with 20 purchase or ever.
CORNER 14TH AND DODGE STS.
Telephone Douglas 1317.
keeps skins clear
in spite of everything
The smoke and dust of city life,
the sun and wind of the country,
the steam and dirt of housework
ail spell ruin for good complex
ions. But the regular use of
Resinol Soap, with an occasional
applicationof Resinol Ointment,
keeps the skin so clean, clear and
fresh that it simply cannot help
All dnt reals set! Resinol Soap sod Oint
ment. Why don't you btfin atinf theraf
The Useful Lptl
Should your 6ns Lamp need
attention DAT OB SIGHT
Call Douglas 60S, er,
Omaha Gas Co.
M09 Howard Street
mrrnv machines, emercm? un
Engineer Officer Killed.
With the American Army in
France, Dec. 28. A corporal of
American engineers was killed and
one private was wounded Christmas
eve, when a German shell dropped
near a party of American engineers
wnrkinc in trenches on a section of
the French front. The engineers for
several weeks had been working
along the front with veteran French
engineers for purposes of instruction.
Baby J:rr. of Sideshow
Fame Dies at Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Dec. 28. "Baby Jim"
Simons, colored, said to be the heavi
est man in the world, died here todny.
He weighed 800 pounds and for years
had been one of the sights of circus
side shows. He was 3? years old, and
is survived by a widow and two small
children. The body will be tahen to
he former home of Simons in Texas.
For its transportation it was neces
sary to charter an entire freight car.
THOMPSON.BELDEN -'CQ ;
3he Qashion Center for WomorP i
New Low Prices Saturday
on the Best Winter Furs
Separate pieces and fine fur. coats of the
very best and most dependable grades go
at reductions, you'll appreciate.
Utmost reliance can
be safely placed on
Thompson, B e 1 d e n
furs. A certainty of
quality and fashion
that are known fac
tors in all furs, sold by
Women interested in
new furs will do well
to investigate Satur
day's savings in prices.
The Fur Shop
With Jeanne Water and
in Darinf Faats
The Photoplay r-feature with
Admittedly America's Most Beau
tiful Young Star
BILLY WEST in The Candy Kid
MATINEE TODAY 2:15
Note Gertrude Hoffmann
in her big revue first on the
program. Patrons are re
quested to be in their seats
when the curtain goes up.
PLAYERS iast two times
Th Successor to "P 0' Mr Heart"
; CiaDEfiELU hW
A Plar of Youth, Lova and Laughter
Matinee, 25c; Tonight, 15c to 50c.
4 DAYS BEG. TOMORROW NIGHT
Minea Tw Years and Wedne'day
First Time In Omaha, A. H. Woods Presents
PStMr "IN SOCJETY"
Mats, 25c to $1.00; Nights, 25c to $1.50
The Shepherd Vision
Cantata by Irenee Bergc
will be sung by the
Under th Leadership of
IRS. C. O. PICKETS
DAY NIGHT, AT 7:4 J
W urge you to accept
our invitat on and come.
When Writing to Our
Seeing It in The Bee.
Nebraska Boy in France
Dies of Pneumonia
Washington, Dec. 28. The names
of the American engineers killed and
wounded in action on December 23
were as follows:
Corpora Russell . Sprague, Mid-
d'etown, N. V.
Slightly wemnded: Corporal Charles
G. Hewett, Rockland, Me.
Among the deaths from natural
causes reported by General Tershing
Private Erjc O. Sayre, aero squad
ron, December 2.?. broncho-pneumonia;
father, David O. Sayre, Water
Private James C. Traill, engineers,
December 25, pneumonia; father, J.
Traill, Bakersfield, Cal.
Cool Weather in Duluth.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 28. The tem
perature was 32 below zero here to
day and bitter cold was reported else
where in northern Minnesota.
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
t2fart7s!3iXy Mat, 18-2S-50c-
AN AUSPICIOUS START FOR 191
Spiegel's IVSerry Rounders bUsJ.
Abe Reynolds, Superb Florence Mills and a
Typically Spiegelesque Production of Limit
less Prodigality. The Ultra-smart in Burles
que. Liveliest Shew in Town.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
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Mend iv Nite. Starting
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OmMw's One Live Snot
NEW YEAR'S EVE
AM Over at 1 145 A. M.
"OWL" CARS HOME
Return En gag)
Return Engagement of the Popul
"Very Good Eddie"
Popular Matinee 1 oday. Best seats, 1 .00.
Nights, 53c to $1.80.
Sunday "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN"
Jan. 34-5 Matinee Saturday
MAX NOTHING BUT
FIGMAN I THfc TRUTH
"The Little Princess"
His Smashing Career
A story of a willful debu
tante, a wealthy caveman.
Smart society at its
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LAST TIMES TODAY
Earle Willisms, in
Today BELLE BENNETT, ia
"ASHES OF HOPE"
Today MARIE DORO, m
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"LOST AND WON
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