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VOL. XLVII. NO. 170.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2,- 1918.
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POILUS BAG 1,348 MEN
IN BRILLIANT CHARGE
ON ROCKY STRONGHOLD
Enemy -on Defensive for First Time Since He Reached
Piave River; Intense "Artillery Preparation Lasts
, for Hours Befofe Final Dash Comes;
Take, Much Booty.
Italian Headquarters in Northern Italy, Monday, Dec. 31.
The magnitude of the achievement of the French troops on
the Monte Tomba region grows as full details are received.
In adidtion to 1,348 men, including 44 Austrian officers,
several of high rank, made prisoner and seven large guns cap
tured, the booty include 60 machine guns, several trench
quickfirers and 'a great amount of; miscellaneous war material.
CHANGE TO OFFENSIVE.
But the chief significance of the
stroke is the change from defensive to
offensive tactics and the stirring en
thusiast and sureness with which the
French delivered their initial blow
against the enemy lines. Thus far the
enemy has been on the offensive, with
the Italians delivering telling defen
sive blows. ,( r
Now, however, the French have
turned the scale and the enemy is be
ing attacked in this sector for the first
time since he reached the Piave.
; The story of the fight shows thor
oughness of preparation and heroirf
bravery in execution. The scene was
southeast of Monte Tomba, a low,
snowless mountain just west-of the
Piave, where the allied lines turn in
to the mountain region. Here the ar
tillery ..preparation began -Saturday,
but the main bombardment began at
noon Sunday and increased hourly un
til ; the enemy was deluged by the
French fire. i
Infantry and Planes Descend,
i It was. then that the crack French
infantry swung forward inp steady
lines from Osteria di Monfenera and
Marahzine, a front of about two miles.
The heaviest forces were on the right
wing. Italian and British airmen at
tb? same time attacked the. enemy
from the air. '
' i The struggle was -comparatively
short and sharp, with most of the
fighting- on the right wing. The ar
tilkrx bad so damaged the enemy po
sition that he was unable to make
any effective resistance. The French
losses ' were comparatively insignifi
cant. - , . , .
Austrian soldiers made up the en
tire enemy force engaged, which is
taken to indicatethat the German
contingents are being moved further
west toward the Brenta river. It also
has been established that no forces
are being moved away from this front
and that no new forces are being
' .,' Sweep on Enemy Trenches.
)' Fftnch Army Headquarters in Italy.
Mnndav. Dec. 31. The attack of
French : troops in the Monte Tomba
Mriftn was executed bv three battal
ions-, of picked men. The artillerjM
preparation, which was intense, lasted
for'hours and then at 4:15 o'clock the
French made a brilliant and impetuous
On the French right wing the at
tacking troops swept forward stead
ily until 'the enemy trenches were
reached, a great number of their oc
cupants being captured. The success
of this first important movement by
Italy's allies arouses the keenest sat
isfaction and is a tribute to the dash
and steadiness of the French forces.
First American Hospital -
Train Starts for France
London, Jan. 1. The first of sue
American hospital trains which were
being built in England for use in
France started for American quar
ters today. This train was completed
by the car building shops of the Mid
lani mHway, under a rush order, in
less than 11 weeks, which is a
ecord for English car builders.. '
, The train consists of 16 cars
which have accommodations for 400
. patients. The cars are painted khaki
color and have on them tin familiar
Red Cross insignia and also "U. S."
in large letters. Inside the cars are
finished in mahogany- and white
enamel. They are the last word in
comfort and equipment
For Nebraska Generally fair Wed
nesday; warmer in east portion.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
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6 p. m . . .
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Comnarattoe Local Record.
118. 191T. Ull. 1111.
Highest yesterday.... II 41 T
Lowest yesterday.... Jl 14 22 27
Mean temperature.... II . M
Temperature and precipitation departure!
from tho normal at Omaha since March
1, and compared with tho last two years:
Normal temperatura A... ...... 12
Excess for the day. 1
Total deficiency alnee March 1 461
Normal precipitation .02 inch
Deficiency for the day.. 02 Inch
Total rainfall tince March 1.. ..21. 14 Inches
Deficiency since March 1.. T. 41 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911,12. SI inches
Deficiency forr. period, 1011. 1.81 Inches
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SLOAN SHIES HIS
HAT INTO THE RING
FOR OJ. SENATE
Congressman From Fourth Ne
braska District Announces
X Candidacy for Upper
As a full-fledge candidate for the re
publican nomination for United States
senator, Congressman Charles H.
Sloan, now representing the Fourth
Nebraska district in the house, is
speeding back to Washington to re
sume his duties there. v
Mr Sloan Has been considering
unaking the senate his objective point
and spent the Holiday recess can
vassing the situation among his
home , folksy, As- the outcome of
his visit, he reached the decision em
bodied in his announcement which he
save out during his stop-over hm
Omaha between trains.
f Announces His Stand.
In this statement Mr. Sloan sets
himself forth as an uncompromising
republican, yet committed unre
servedly to support a vigorous prose
cution of the war. The announcement
in full is as follows:
"I shall be a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for United States
senate at the coming primary.
'"Ehe national republican platform
for 1916 expresses generally my prin
ciples on economic and other im
portant issues applied to conditions
of peace. '
"Now that the nation is involved in
a great war, I, as I have heretofore,
shall hereafter, in harmony with the
republican party, its leaders and ad
herents generally, cordially support a
vigorous prosecution of that war to a
triumphant and honorable conclusion.
Would Enforce Rights.
"The enforcement of all American
rights and the defense of the lives,
liberty and property of American citi
zens have been cardinal republican
principles to which I Jiave always
given my unqualified support, fn har
mony with this principle during my
service in congress, when it was less
popular than now, I have advocated
and supported the building of a strong
navy and the establishment of an ade
quate army. When near the close of
the 64th. congress the question came
up for arming the United States ships
to defend against the German subma
rine assassins of the deep, I voted to
grant the authority the executive re
quested. It was my belief that the aar
nouncement by Germany of its ruth
less submarine policy to begin Feb
ruary I was equivalent to an act of
war" upon our rights, upon the high
seas, which called for our prompt and
vigorous, defense. -
- Favored Preparedness.
"Later when the question "ol de
claring war against Germany was be
ing debated, remembering the per
sistent neglect and refusal of congress
and "others in authority during sever
al preceding years to provide ade
quate preparedness for a -complete
defensive campaign or a formidable
offensive one, and having in mind the
scope of the declarations of war made
by the several nations then engaged,
I moved to amend the proposed res
olution substantially as follows: that
a state of war existed i between the
United States and Germany; that we
place our country in a state of thor-J
ough defense; that we use all the
powers of the army and the navy for
(Continued on Faa-e Three, Coluajtn Three.)
War Times Cast Big Shadow Over
Gotham's New Year Festivities
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Jan. 1. New York's
annual pastime of bidding a gay wel
come to the new year became an in
door affair tonight under 'the influ
ence of zero weather. Empty coal
bins md food and drink restrictions
also acted as a damper on celebra
tions. There was a decided absence of the
gayety of former years, the realiza
tion of the nation's war being per-
I ceotible in the subdued merry making.
Triumph Through Sacrifice, Says French
President in New Year's Greeting-tb U. S.
One Million Greeks Massacred
By Turco-Teutons; Drown Babies
(By Associated Tit.)
New York, Jan. 1. At least 1,000,000 Greeks, men, women and chile,
iren haye perished as the result of organized massacres and deportations
by "the Turco-Teutons" in Asiatic Turkey, according to a statement by
Lazaros George Macrides, son of a leading merchant of Trebizond, made
public through the Armenian and Syrian relief committee here today.
Macrides, who recently arrived here, say he was one of a party of
.Z000 Greeks which was rescued by the Russian fleet that bombarded the
town of Ordou late last August, and took the refugees aboard. He had
been taken to Ordou, he said, when the Turks raided Trebizond and
seized his father's store along with those of other Greek merchants.
"Those of us who were between the 'ages of 16 and 60 were drafted
into the Turkish army," said Macrides. "Our women and children and the
older men were placed temporarily in homes and orphanages until the op
portunity offered to dispose of them in the approved Turco-Teuton
fashion, which in this instance turned out to be by wholesale drowning.
"The unfortunate survivors of deportations were towed out for several
miles into the Black Sea and then calmly dumped, overboard just like so
much garbage. None of them survived. German efficiency has simply
organized the natural brutality of the Turk and made it many times more
effective than ever before.' I should think that at the most conservative
estimate at least 1,000,000 of my fellow countrymen have perished miser
ibly through the organized cruelty of this Turco-Teutonic alliance The
anly hope of the future lies in America." .
'PASS THE HORSE' THE VOGUE
Willie Green Makes Some Observations
On Pure Food and Things Like That
SINCE DOBBIN OUSTED BEEF
By WILLIE GREEN.
The editor called me up to the big
desk today and sez kinda confidential
"Say, Willie, have you et any horse
"Naw, I a'int yet, an' I a'int never
goin' to. Quit your kiddin', " I sez,
jollyin' a bit, but I was sore enough to
bean 'im. v -' ,.?;' '
"Well, this a alnt no kid," he se.
"Pel Barrows, our correspondent at
Lincoln, has just wired this in," an he
handed me a telegraph that set 'me
dippy. "Run it 'down an' don't get
fussed up abput it" he sez. The boss
looks like seven days'.iain, an some
times he tracks as if he had a" wheel
off. - ' - :
"Won't be no trouble runnin' down
that horse stuff," I sez, "I can smell
it now." sThis is what Pel sent, but
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IIC 9 II U JJdl U UIIIIC.
That Pure Food Commissioner.
"Horse meat has been made a
legalized food by Otto Murschel, pure
food commissioner of Nebraska. In
reply to an inquiry by State VetVinar
ian J. S. Anderson as to whether
equine meat will be sold in the state
for food purposes the commissioner
replied that there is no statute pro
hibiting the sale of horse, in sound
condition, and added that the meat
already is being used."
Did you get that? This guy is the
pure food commissioner, and he's go
ing to feed us horse. Boy,, page
Wattles. Now if you see any puff for
horse in this the boss changed my
stuff for that a'int the way I Wrote it.
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Roast beef is passe, pork chops fere
too expensive and horse has become
the real recherche thing in Omaha.
"Pass the horse" goes now among
the creme de la' creme of society.
Pater carves the delicious morsel
without batting an eyei- Madamme
smiles assent and Regie and Audrey
get theirs piping hot
"Pferde fleisch?" queries the polite
waiter at the best hotels and cafes
of the after-the-theater guests. v
Give Me Liver Wurst
"Ja," he repeats taking the order,
and then says,N"Du weist nich wie
gut ich dir bmsmacking his lips. A
Dutchman does vthat when he sez
horse roast or friccaseed.
Now listen to me, Bo; horse may
be all right for high fallutin' guys
that don't have to work, an' drawing
room Tabbies to chatter about, but I
don't want no horse stickin to my
ribs. Most of us fellers don't like it a
bit We rush into the market an'
shake our fists an' cuss out the
"Gimme beefsteak an' if you palm
off any of this 'pferde' stuff on me,
.I'll bat your block off." I tell 'im
something like that as he puts an edge
on his long knife ready to cut into a
(Con tinned oa Face Two, Column Thie.)
CutOff the "Faithful"
In Chicago to Save Coin
. -All city em-
Chicago, JanT 1-A11 city em
day basis and between 400 and 500
municipal jobs were abolished to
effect, a yearly saving of approxi
mately $3,000,000 by the city coun
cil at a .meeting today.
Special services were held in the
churches, but for the first time in
years lower Broadway, in the vicinity
c(, Trinity church, was virtually de
ted. In the past vast throngs had
athtred near the historic edifice tcs
hear the chimes.
Patriotism was the predominant
feature of the celebration in hotels
afldv restaurants, where the "Slar
Spangled Banner" occupied the place
of honor in orchestral welcomes to
1918. At midnight thousands of din
ers rose to their feet and drank toasts
to "Vittory in 1918." -
Voice Shows Us
COAL BINS EMPTY
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Office Buildings Heated by Old
Oil Stoves; Hylan Promises
; Drastic Measures to Re
' Heve Situation.
(By Associated Pross.) f.
York, Jan. , 1. New. York
City's shivering millions must face
at least a 24-hour continuation of
zero weather with less than, half the
city's normal supply of coal coming
into its bins. ,
Several deaths due to the cold were
reported tocfay, as well as hundreds
of cases of exposures.
At 8 o'clock tonight the mercury
stood 'at 2 above zero. While the
Weather bureau believesthe worst of
the cold wave is past, it did not hold
out hope for any appreciable break
within the next 24 hours.
Closing up of office buildings, cur
tailment of electric lighting and re
duction of all sorts of power wher
ever possible were some of' the meas
ures taken in an effort to cope with
the wintry blasts. A Salvation, Army
station which had been sheltering
hundreds of homeless was forced to
close' its doors'. Brokers' offices and
banking houses in the financial dis
trict were heated by oil stoves, in
some cases dilapidated and battered
from long disuse.
. Poor in Great Misery.
Unprecedented drain on the city's
gas supply presented another prob
lem, and gas company officials said
their plants .would not be long able
to keep up the pressure.
Suffering is general, although the
poor are in the greatest misery and
charitable institutions are becoming
taxed with the constant stream of
shivering dwellers who have forsaken
John F. Hylan, who will become
mayor of. New York tomorrow, an
nounced that one of his first official
acts would be an effort to provide
the poor with coal, starting a deliv
ery system with city trucks if neces
sary. Warmer Weather, in Sight
Washington, Dec 31. The cold
wave which has gripped the, eastern
part of the country for the past two
days rapidly is passing to sea', the
Weather bureau announced today, and
there will be a return to normal tem
peratures by Wednesday.
At far northern points such as
Northfield, Vt, where 24 degrees be
low zero was recorded, there was no
abatement in the severity of the cold
today, but generally throughout the
east slight rises in temperatures were
U. S. Send8 Tractors to
Speed French Farming
Washington, Jan. 1. Fifteen
hundred farm tractors will be sent
to France by the food administration-
for use in increasing the
French food crops. One "hundred,
it was learned today, already have
gone forward, and all will be
across by March,' when the spring
Use of the tractors, food admin
istration officials said today, not
only will be of great service to
France, but will release 2,000,000
tons of ' shipping next year that
otherwise would be required to
transport food from America to
Use of the tractors will enable
the French in the spring to plant
500,000 additional acres in pota
toes and in the fall an extra mil
lion acres in wheat.
Nations of Earth Bound To
gether as Never Before in
History, Declares Cuba's
(Br Associated hM.)
Washington, Jan. 1. The voice of
Washington stilt resounds and he
shows the path to triumph through
sacrifice, says President Poincare of
France in a New Year's greeting to
the American people which appears in
the New Year's edition of the Official
M. Poincare's message is one of a
number received from the heads of
the nations associated with the United
States in the war against Germany.
Others came from King Alexander of
Greece, President Menocal of Cuba,
President Valdez'of Panama, King
Peter of Serbia, President Buerra of
Bolivia and President Vjera of
Uruguay. 1 '
"As the year 1917 closes," cabled the
French president, "I look back with
emotion to the months just elapsed
and to the successive phases of the
world struggle and in particular to
the entrance of the United States into
the war. v
Washington Points Way.
, "Tis the far-off voice of Washing
ton that resounds still, at the
threshold of the new year as in the
heroic hours of yore, and th,e echoes
of which are repeated throughout the
glorious American union. France,
too, hears.it The illustrious Ameri
can statesman shows us the path to
triumph through sacrifice and, like bis
eminent successor, President Wilson,
seems to carry to the nations united
for Ihe salvation of humanity:
'Carry on to victory the flag of free
dom" ' '
The greeting from King Alexander
of Greece said: . '.. . , .1
"Tfie Greeks, who were the first to
deify justice and : liberty, understand
thoroughly and greatly admire the
masrnitude of the ideals for which the
United States entered so boldly into
this terrible war.
"Imbued by the 'same ideals, the
Greeks will fight to help to , obtain
their realization. They will do it with
so much more determination as they
exnect to contribute to free millions
of their. brothers persecuted, by their
hereditary enemies. ,
Hopes for Reward.
"I wish that the new year would
bring to all the people fighting for
the freedom of the world the just re
ward of their sacrifices.
"Their glory has undoubtedly never
been surpassed in history."
President Menocal sent this mes
sage: "Never in universal history have the
nations been bound together by such
noble magnanimous ties as is the case
in the titanic struggle of almost , all
of the countries of the world, great
and small against the central empires
of Europe. . No selfish ends and mo
tives may be alleged against this holy
crusade for liberty and justice, be
cause there are no such ends and mo
tives which can be held in common by
so-many and such different nationali
ties, in so many and in such distant
parts of the globe. A super-human
and irresistible force, a dmne . im
pulse unites them and harmonizes the
force' and impulse of the great prin
ciples of justice and of humanity to
bring peace to modern civilization.
Believe in Rule of Right
President Valdez's greeting said:
"The republic of Panama views with
calm satisfaction the future of the
world in this hour of history when the
destinies of the gre.at modern com
munity are at stake. This calm satis
faction rests UDon the seninients of
loyalty and decision which impelled it
at the first moment to embrace the
cause of American democracy, which
is the cause of the allies and the hope
of the small nations which believe,
despite everything, in the rule of right.
May the new year bring final triumph
to those principles and crown with the
laurel of victor;- the brave, warriors
who are shedding their blood on the
rltars of a true peace which shall
abide." , . .
Jewish War Sufferers Benefit
By $60,000 Fund Raised Here
Omaha Jewish war sufferers' com
mittee executed a stratagem in the
wind-up of this city's part in raising
a $10,0001000 war fund when the com
mitted, headed by Harry B. Zimman,
borrowed $5,000 from a local bank in
order to make good for a number of
pledges yet uncollected. The coup
was planned so that the war fund
might realize as largely as possible
from the offers made by Julius Rosen
wald of Chicago, Morris Travis of
Oklahoma and Morris Levy of Oma
ha to contribute one-tenth of the total
amount collected at the close of the
1917 campaign. Mr. Levy's offer ap
plied to the state of Nebraska. '
Close to $60,000 is the amount
raised in Omaha, according to Mr.
Zimman. ' Mr, Levy's contribution
therefore will total more than $5,000.
George Brandeis' donation of $5,000 is
the only one of its size. The Ameri
can Jewish Relief committee advised
the local committee of plans to issue
PREY TO BOMBERS
Famous Paintings in Santo by
Rose Windows Shattered in Fragments; Pilgrimage '
to Sepulchre of St Anthony Rudely Interrupted
. By Devastation of Invaders.
- ? " (Bf Associated Press.)
Padua, Italy, Monday, Dec 31. The third succeuivft
night air. raid last night scattered havoc among, the, famous
churches and art monuments of Padua. The front of: the six'
teenth century cathedral was demolished.
The Santo, or the Basilica of St. Anthony, where the body
of St. Anthony of Padua is buried, lost its bronze doors and the
sepulchre of St. Anthony was missed narrowly by a bomb.
teutons Enter Haig's Trenches
Near Cambrai, But Are Driven
Back in Brilliant Counter
(Br Associated Press.)
Notwithstanding the fact that deep
snow , covers . the , ground along the
western ' front . in j northern France,
bitter fighting has been in progress
between the British and the Germans
on the Cambrai sector.
After having captured British front
line, positions Sunday and later losing
the greater .portion of them in .a
counter fcttack. the Germans Monday
again . set forth after a heavy ' bom
bardment in quest of a much, desired
positionthe Welsh ridgewhich
lies to the South of Matcoing in the
old Hmdenburg . Kne and , offers s
splendid vantage point for observa
tion. . ' V i
Attacking over a front of: about
1,200 yards, the enemy entered one of
the British trenches.- Its tenure, how
ever, was of short duration, as Field
Marshal Haig's -men, in .a brilliant
counter attack: completely regained
their lost ground. On the other part
of the line, the Germans were, met
with a withering . fire and, compelled
to retreat with heavy casualties.
British Gain at Jerusalem ,
From Jaffa eastward General Al
lenby's forces in Palestine, are contin
uing their advance against th Turk.
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The latest reports7from, Palestine
show' that the Britons are now well
to the, north and. northwest of Je
rusalem and in possession of some of
the most important roads in central
Palestine. . .
. The advent ol the new year finds
the United States and the entente al
lies confident of the ultimate success
of vtheir aims, Notwithstanding the
cessation of fighting in Russia. The
peace proposal made at the Brest
Litovsk conference by Count Ciernin,
the Austro-Hungariah foreign, minis
ter has not yet been officially recog
nized 'by any of the allied govern
ments,' but one of the leading Eng
lish newspapers says the British pre
mier will send a serious and reasoned
reply to it when it is presented of
ficially. Any reply,' it is believed, will
first have the sanction of all the coun.
(Continued on Fata Two, Column Three.)
Cossacks Defeat Reds and
Take 400 Prisoners
Stockholm, Jan. 1. Ukrainian and
Cossack forces in a great battle on
the southwestern front have defeated
Bolshevik! troops, taking four hun
dred prisoners and capturing eight
big guns, according to a dispatch re
ceived by the, Nagens Nyhcter' from
Petrograd by way of Haparandaj The
Cossacks are in. hot pursuit of the
a book that is to give the history of
the $10,000,000 campaign as conducted
by American Jewry. The book is to
serve as a monument for the glorious
manner in which the Jews answered
the appeal of their starving co-religionists
in the war zones. Photo
graphs of local committees and large
contributors will be included in it. - l
Plans for the
1918 campaign areTnumesuCKei 5 ndltJS NCaT
now under way. The goal will, be at
least $25,000,000 for next year, accord
ing to ' statements emanating from
New York headquarters. "Double
yffur 191? subscriptions," will be the
slogan. Stories of great sacrifice in
order to give a mite to the war. fund,
are reported by the campaign commit
tee. A widow who was left a small
sum of money by her husband, killed
in an accident, insisted on donating a
large amount to the fund. The com
mittee over her protest, would only
accept half of her stipulation because
the woman was left with a child and
no means of support
Titian Torn and Scratched;
O FAMOUS FRESCOES TORN.
Donatello's famous equestrian sta
tue, of General ..Gattamelata, which
stand in the square before the Santo,
had been removed to a place of safety,
but the base, also the work of Don
atello, was damaged severely. '
The paintings and frescoes in the
Santo by Titian and other masters
were torn and scratched by the con
cussions. The rose windows and tho
Renaissance stained glass were shj
vered to fragments. The building
opposite the Santo, where the Guild
of . St. Anthony issued leaflets to be
sent throughout the world, was de
A pilgrimage to th sepulchre of St
Anthony was in progress when the
bombs .struck . the , Santo. The ca
thedral was struck above the gable
facade, the entire gable and the upper
part f the facade railing in the street.
'The raiders came at three different
times, at 2 o'clock and 11. o'clock and.
at 3 o'clock this morning. Twenty in
cendiary bombs were dropped.
AND GERMAN SUB
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New. York, Jan. l.In an effort &
give , impetus , to enlistments in the
British and Canadian forces, the Brit
ish armored ' tank Britannia will be
started on a recruiting: tour of ' the
United States on January 14. It was
announced tonight that the tank had"
been' turned over to the British re
cruiting mission by the London war
Accompanying the tank' will be a
squad of speakers and Scotch pipers,
as well as the captured German- sub
marine, which was used in the Liberty
loan campaign in this city, and in the
Victory loan campaign in Canada. A '
tour of: the south will be made, first,
thence north to Chicago and , west
ward. )'.; .; y.-.i V ' . '
. .. Of German Mayor-Elect
Indianapolis, lad., Jan. l.Fred C
Miller, German alien .enemy and
mayor-elect of Michigan City, Ind., -is
here 'today to appear before Federal
Judge Anderson to answer charges
filed 'by Martin T. Krueger. present
mayor, seeking to enjoin Miller from
taking office' January 7. : Miller holds
an alien enemy permit to allow, him to
go. in the restricted zones of the city
of which he was elected, mayor. ;
' Mayor Krueger alleges ' Miller is
ineligible to take office because he 'is
not a-citizen and that his election was
obtained through the votes of 850
alien enemies. j
The petition of Mayor Krueger was
denied by Federal Judge Anderson,
who held that his court did not have
jurisdiction to grant the relief asked.
He suggested that Krueger might re
fuse to surrender the office to Miller
on January 7, which would make it
necessary for .Miller ( to ; enter the
Mayor Krueger, who has been in
office for four years, was born in
Germany,' but has been a. citizen, of
this country for 35 years.-' :-'.
American Steamer Seized
For Violating Blacklist'
A Pacific Port, Jan. 1. Its officers ,
and. crew, charged with violating the
trading with the enemy act, by at
tempting to trade .with black-listid
concerns in Lower California, the
steamer Norfork was brought. into
this harbor tonight with a prize crew
aboard and docked. Officers and crew
are under, armed guard and no one is
allowed to approach the pier..
The Northfork, an American owned
steam schooner, 250 feet long, was
seized at sea' by a .United States
cruiser. It had been engaged in car
rying ore mined In Lower California.
End, Railroad Men Say
Western Passenger association', has
wired 'Missouri Pacific and Kdck Js
larid officials that, effective Tuesday
orlly,' homescckers' rate will be ap
plied to about a, half dozen' points in "
Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. In
stead of the rate 'being, one fare and
one-half, plus $2,' it is a flat rate ot "
each point and in every instance is
pretty close to 'the commercial rate. ' '
Railroad men take this to mean the
end- of , the homeseekers' rates, at
least during the continuance e the
war ' . ,
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