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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1917)
DRIVE TO START
JANUARY 1 4TH
Omaha Committee Hopos to
Sell $3,779,000 Worth of
th3 "Baty Bonds'' Dur
An intensive six-day campaign for
the sa!e of war savings stamps in
Omaha will Ve:;in Monday. January
14. This will be the beginning of the
year's campaign in which $.5,779,000
worth of the stamps are to be sold to
56,785 Omaha people.
The committee lias figured this
all out on the basis of Omaha's popu
lation. During the one week of in
tensive work, which is to open the
year's campaign, the committee ex
pects to sell $500,000 worth of the
stamps to 8,000 people. Joe Darker is
general chairman of the working
committee for Omaha. Robert H.
Manley is active manager. The other
members of tVe committee are C. T.
Kountze. J. I". Davidson, Everett
Buckingham, George- Brandeis.
Charles Mctz, Guy Cramer and Harry
This drive will be unlike the cam
paigns conducted for other purposes
in Omaha during the year. During
the Liberty bond drives individuals
and corporations subscribed as high
as $10,000 locally, and some of the
big corporations spread over the
state even much larger subscriptions.
In this war savings stamps campaign,
the limit is $1,000. The plan is to in
terest the small investor, or bring the
person of moderate earnings irti the
list of those who have invested in gov
k It Good Investment.
The government is asking men to
pot in $4.12 now, and get $5 back in
five years. The $4.12 invested now
grows at the rate of 1 cent per month
from that time on. Thus, the stamp
has a cash surrender value each
month of 1 cent more than it had the
'previous month. The government
pays interest on these stamps at the
Tate of 4 per cent compounded
; When a purchaser of the stamps
signj the subscription card, he has
pledged himself to be ready to pay on
.the day set. Postmen, delivering
mail from house to house, will carry
lists of the subscribers and will col
lect the money as they go. This will
be taken on by them as a duty in ad
dition to the work of letter carrying.
v Broken When, 20
Below is Reached
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'carrying consignments that the towns
along the lines could get along with
out. Coal and provisions were
rushed through, though, according to
the railroad reports, ihjere are but few
, localities where th supplies are run
ning low. -J"
No Relief in East.
Washington, Dee. 29. A. great,
thick blanket of intensely cold air,
lying sluggishly over tjie country
from the upper Mississippi valley to
the seaboard, has plunged the whole
eastern section of the United States
into a cold snap from which the
weather bureau foresees no immedi
ate relief. '
While record low temperatures
may be shown in some places, the
cold generally docs not equal that of
.the mid-December snap, but it is
nonetheless effective as an agent of
distress and suffering in many locali
ties where there are coal shortages,
intensified by the increased difficulties
of transportation and communication.
I Traffic Delayed in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29. Steam ami
electric car service was interrupted
and telephone and telegraph wires
were damaged by a snowstorm which
ushered in the coldest weather of the
winter here today. While zero tem
peratures prevailed in many parts of
the state, the lowest figure in this city
was 6 degrees above.
; OFFENSIVE IN
' PIAVE REGION
Continned From Vug One.)
the front, caused no damage or
Petrograd special dispatches do not
indicate clearly what the reception
has been in Russia of the central pow
ers' reply to the Russian peace pro
; posals. One view taken is that north
ern Russia is disposed to accept peace
on almost any terms, while the atti
tude of the remainder of the nation
Say Reds Disheartened,
r Another correspondent considers
the Bolsheviki disheartened at the
German declination to accept the
principle that nationalities hitherto
without political independence be al
lowed to decide their, own future, this
refusal being considered a stumbling
block for further negotiations.
. Meanwhile Germans who have ar
rived in Petrograd are being permitted
to spead their propaganda and Ger
man newspapers are circulating freely.
Postal service with entente countries,
on the other hand, is lacking and allied
residents of Petrograd as well as the
Russians as a whole remain in com
plete ignorance of what has gone on
in allied countries for the last six
OMAHA MAN GOES TO TAKE
Nebraska Colonel Goes
To Take Soecial Instruction
- Camp Cody, X. M, Dec. 29. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Co!onel II. J. Paul.
134th infantry (Fifth Nebraska);
Colonel E. D. Luce, 135th infantry
(First Minnesota); Colonel W. T.
Mollinson, 136th infantry (Second
Minnesota), and Colonel Hubert V.
Eva, 137th field artillery (Third Min
nesota), have been ordered to Fort
Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex., for
Nitrate for Farmers to
t Go Forward in January
Washington, Dec. 29. Deliveries of
apwards of 100,000 tons of Chilean
nitrate purchased through the war in
dustries board under the food control
act for sale to American farmers at
cos probably will "begin in January.
Henry IT. Nil burn
Henry M. Milburn, city chemist for
nine years, has passed a civil service
examination and has been appointed
by the federal government to work in
the chemical laboratory at Washing
ton; D. C. He will leave Omaha on
January 2 to assume his new duties.
Milburn is o:,e of the first chemists
to be employed by the city of Omaha,
lie was employed by Andrew Rose
water in 1908, when the latter was
The new job will pay $2,500 a year,
being $1,000 more than the city of
Omaha pays for its chemist. ' ;
As the winter work in the chemical
laboratory is not very heavy no chem
ist will be appointed right away to
fill the vacancy. Bruce and Jardine
say that in about two months they
will appoint a successor, although at
present time they have no definite
plans in mind.
OFF DUTCH COAST
Destroyers Eithsr Torpedoed
or Hit Mines in Fog and
Sink With 193
London, Dec. 29. Three Dritish
torpedo boat destroyers were sunk
through being struck by torpedoes or
hitting a mine off the Dutch coast
on the night of December 22, with a
loss of 13 officers and 180 men, the
admiralty announced today.
The statement reads:
"Three of our destroyers were
mined or torpedoed during foggy
weather off the Dutch coast on the
night of the 22d of December. A total
of 13 officers and 180 men were lost."
Whether correctly or not, the su
percession of admiral Sir John Jel
licoe as first sea lord is popularly
believed to have been' the direct
sequel of the loss of the three Brit
ish destroyers near the Dutch coast.
This incident has been generally
known here, although only just an
Several days ago the first lord of
the admiralty Sir Eric Geddes went
to Sandringham where the royal fam
ily is staying for the holidays. He
was received in audience by King
George on Christmas which indicated
that the business was unusually
urgent. The admiralty changes were
announced the next day.
TO BE REVIEWED
Washington, Dec. 29. President
Wilson has prohibited the execution
of any more American soldiers ex
cept in General Pershing's forces
abroad before the sentence of the
court martial has been reviewed in
Heretofore this has not been neces
sary in wartime, but the president has
made the rule that it may be made
doubly sure that no injustice is done.
Thirteen negro troopers of the
Twenty-fourth infantry were recently
executed for the rioting at Houston,
Tex., without review at Washington.
No fault has been found in the ver
dict of their court or their sentence,
but it has been felt advisable to have
death penalties reviewed hy the War
department before execution.
Capture of Jerusalem
Chicago, Dec. 29. About 350 dele
gates attended the opening sessions
today of the convention of the Fed
erated Zionist Societies of the middle
west. Special services commemorat
ing; the capture of Jerusalem by the
British were held in all synagogues
has never been practiced
by us during our 27
years in business. We
have never by word, ac
tion or deed endeavored
to mislead in quality,
weight or value of dia
monds offered by us.
OUr diamonds are always
so priced that they are
worth as much after
Christmas as they were
before always good
Liberty Bonds taken in
payment at par with ac
U. S. DESTROYERS
Depth Charge Wrecks Machin
ery and American Sailors
Jump Overboard to Save
Washington, Dec. 29. Full details
of the destruction by American de
stroyers of a German submarine and
the capture of its ere, made public
today by the Navy department, show
that the destroyers Fanning and
Nicholson were the warships en
gaged. The incident was reported No
vember 24, but few facts were given
at the time.
The submarine was sunk, the Navy
department's story of the au'air indi
cates, as it was preparing to attack
a merchant ship flotilla convoyed by
Story of the Fight.
Coxswain David D. Loomis, look
out of the I aiming, sighted a small
periscope some distance off the port
bow, extending about a foot out of
the water and visible for only a few
seconds. The Fanning immediately
heaved for the spot and about three
minutes after the periscope had been
sighted droppe.l a depth charge. The
Nicholson also speeded to the posi
tion of the submarine, which appeared
to be heading toward a merchant
vessel in the convoy, and dropped an
other depth charge.
At that moment the submarine's
conning tower appeared on the sur
face between the Nicholson and the
convoy and the Nicholson fired three
shots from its stern gun. The bow
of the submarine came up rapidly. It
was down by the stern, but righted
itself and seemed to increase its
speed. The Fanning headed for the
U-boat, firing from the bow gun.
After the third shot the crew of the
submarine all came on deck and held
up their hands, the submarine sur
rendering at 4:28 p. m.
"The Fanning approached the sub
marine to pick up the prisoners, both
destroyers keeping their batteries
trained on the boat.
A line was got to the submarine,
but in a few minutes it sank, the line
was let go and its crew jumped into
the water and swam to the Fanning.
Gallantry of American Sailors.
Although the crew all wore life
preservers, a number of them were
exhausted when they reached the side
of the destroyer. As the submarine
sank five or six men were caught by
the radio aerial and carried below the
surface before they disentangled
themselves. Ten of the men were so
weak that lines had to be passed un
der their arms to haul them aboard.
One man was in such a condition that
he could not even hold the line
thrown him. Chief Pharmacist's
Mate Elzer Harwell and Coxswain
Francis G. Connor (N. N. V.) jumped
overboard after this man and secured
a line under his arms. When he was
hauled aboard every effort was made
to resuscitate himbut lielied in a
few minutes. The Tour officers of the
submarine and 35 members of the
crew were all taken prisoners.
The German officers said the first
depth charge had wrecked the ma
chinery of the submarine and caused
it to sink to a considerable depth.
Submarine Was Nameless,
The submarine bore no number nor
distinguishing mark. It was, how
ever, identified by lifeboats and by
statements of an officer and men of
the crew. One of the life belts, the
reports say, had ''Kaisjer" marked on
one side and "Gott" oh the other.
The commanding officer of the Fan
ning read the atirial service over the
body of the dead German sailor and
the destroyer proceeded to sea and
buried him with full military honors.
In his report the commander of the
Fanning praises the conduct of his of
ficers and crew and gives particular
credit to Lieutenant Walter O. Henry,
officer of the deck, and to Coxswain
loomis, who sighted the periscope.
He also commends Pharmacist's Mate
Harwell and Coxswain Connor, who
jumped overboard to save the drown
British Commander's Compliment.
The British commander-in-chief, in
his report to the British admiralty,
paid a high compliment to the discip
line and training of the United States
flotilla, and added that the incident
showed that the Fanning is a man-of-war
in the best sense of the term, well
disc plined and organized and ready
for immediate action.
Vice Admiral Sims, commanding
the American forces operating Hn Eu
ropean waters, commended the offi
cers and men of the Fanning and
Nicholson. Coxswain Loomis was
advanced, to the next higher rating in
recognition of his vigilance in sight
ing the pt: scope.
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fused the demand of their organized
employes for 40 per cent increases
in pay and have turned the responsi
bility entirely to the government.
The railway executives here today
in letting their decision be known
made no concealment of their feeling
that government opeiation is a step
toward government ownership and
made clear they felt the public and
the stockholders would demand it.
One of the plans under considera
tion for handling railroad finances is
the formation of a government cor
poration under the director general
of iailroads to buy and market rail
At the same time it became known
the railroads had refused the brother
hoods' demands it was learned that
the railway workers had decided not
to press their request for a period
j of at least 30 days or until it is seen
just what the railroad situation
The railroad brotherhood chiefs al
ready have assured the president that
under no circumstances would they
tie up transportation while the wage
question was at issue.
Competitive System Dead Now.
Railroad executives here today, ex
pressing their feeling that the trans
portation system never will go back
into private hands, gave two reasons:
First, they do not believe the stock
holders will agree to it with reve
nues guaranteed under government
operation, and, second, they believe
that the formation of a continental
railway combination will make it im
possible to go back to the old com
The corporation to handle railroad
eniriiies probably will be provided
in legislation the president will sug
gest to congress. It would pass on
all securities proposed and would buv
them as offered, holding them for
sale when market conditions were
good. The corporation also probably
might be called on to finance railroad
equipment. It has been suggested
that it might be capitalized at a bil
lion dollars, since that is the sum
the railroads estimate will be needed
next year for the purchase of new
equipment and for bond and other is
sues. The railroad war board today sent
to the director general a list of sug
gestions for improving traffic condi
tions in the east. The board also
asked Mr. McAdoo for a daily con
ference at which problems affecting
the roads may be discussed.
The Interstate Commerce com-
mi-ion has nearly l.'A.' employe, in
cluding several hundred specialists,
to be placed at the li posal ot the
director general and carry out his
-wrdcrs. . . A,
A committee ot prcs.dents oi i
wavs entering New ork was ap
pointed to report as speedily as pos
sible what re-arrangements ot pas
senger and freight train operations
could be made at the New Jersey
water front of the New York harbor
to increase efficiency, ft was espe
cially suggested that the railroad
heads arrange lor pooling docks, car
floats, and lighters and marketing
facilities now controlled by individual
The committee consists of Samuel
Rea of the Pennsylvania. Frederick
D. Underwood of the Erie, Daniel
Willard of the Baltimore and Ohio.
William H. Truesdale of the Lack
awanna, William G. Besler, of the
New Jersey Central and E. L.
Loomis, of'tlK Lehigh Valley.
I Am the Spirit of Money; I Speak Now In Behalf
of Thrift and All the World Lends Listening Ears
I am the spirit of money. I speak
now in the language of thrift, and all the
world lends willing ear. When earth's greatest
war for humanity is over, money, as such, will
have provided'the munitions and will share with
Men the credit for victory and peace.
The eyes of the nation are upon me;
without me the flag of freedom and right
will be torn from its staff and trodden beneath
the hob-nailed boots of autocracy already en
raged to madness by the determined resistance
which I have been able so generously to offer.
I speak now in the language of thrift
for without thrift I am of no avail. United,
grouped and held in reserve against the emer
gency, I am a tower of strength ; for, unlike the
man-power in the trenches I DO NOT DIE.
Scattered, I am like the house divided against
itself I fall.
It is said that the love of me is the
root of all evil. But this is the language of
the miser or the spendthrift. Cherished ten
derly for the good I can do, I at once become
the hope and salvation of the individual or the
Nation the one great refuge in the time of
In the name of humanity and future
safety I call upon all now to save me. Not
to hoard me in useless bondage, but to protect
me in my function as the handmaiden of Prog
ress and to so guide me in my work that I may
always be well within call when the inevitable
I ask nothing better than to serve you
well, but I plead guilty to being easily led
astray and I honestly warn my possessors that
my will power is weaker than theirs. Always
I have pleaded for protection; always have I
rewarded individual vicilnnce. Now I beg on
bended knees to be SAVED.
Rightly used, I accomplish the impos
sible. I save the poor from want: old acre
from penury; the sick from death; the soldier
in the trenches from hardshio. Wrongly snent,
I ?m a craven ?nd a coward. Never on hand
when dansrer threatens I contribute even to
the delinquency and degeneracy of humanity.
Put me in The Conservative Savings
& Loan Association, where I am safe and
where I also attain my highest point of effi
ciency. I grow for vou and when OPPORTU
NITY knocks or EMERGENCY threatens I put
on my armor and walk forth to battle for and
serve you. I ?m the snint of Money. I speak
now in behalf of THRIFT and all the world
lends listening ears.
THE CONSERVATIVE SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION
1614 Harney street
5 Dividends Com- Resources over Increase this year over
pounded Semi-Annually $14,000,000 $1,000,000.00
Copyrighted by Cfaas. B. Htnkle.
Commences Wednesday Jan. 2d
. Doors open 8:30 A.M.
Details in Tuesday's Papers
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Dr, McKenney Says:
"The cost of dental materials is increasing fast,
and we advise all people needing dentistry to have it
done now. Should the war continue thro' next year,
the prices will very likely be greatly increased."
sr TC- I Best 22k
Gold Crown .
Heaviest Bridge Jyl
PX Work, per tooth
$5, $8, $10
Wonder Plates Worth
$15 to $25
Honrs. 8:30 A.
M. to P M
Till P M
14th and Farnam Sts.
1324 Farnam Street
PHONE DOUGLAS 2872.
NOTICE Out-of-town patrons can
tat Plates, Crowns. Bridges and Fill
ings complete in ONE day.
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