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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. JANUARY 5, .1918.
AVES ilUSS A10B
Envoy David R. Francis of St.
; : Louis Meets Bolsheviki Riot
ers' Attack on Embassy
v. . vVashington, Jan 4. (Special Tel
egram.)--A story - was told about
Washington . today, coincident with
the arrival of Charles R.' Crane, the
Chicago manufacturers who was -
, member of the American mission to
Russia! in which David R." Francis,
American Ambassador at Petrograd,
figured as the hero of an attack on the
- American embassy by a band of rcvo-
. Iutionists. "' ' '
. The ambassador was said to have
had several guests at dinner when
. he was informed that the "reds" were
ibout to swoop down on the embassy
. tnd'.ransack it as they had other
Rouses in Petrograd. , 1
- ' Francis Uses Pistol. ,
Mr. Francis told his guests of the
impending attack and suggested that
ihey leave so as not to run the risk
pf personal injury. They demurred,
but the ambassador was insistent, and
they reluctantly departed, leaving him
snd'his personal staff, including J6hn
Casey, a negro man servant from St.
Louis, to defend the embassy.
' Whin, the attack? rushed in the
door they found the ambassador
awaiting,, them, revolver ' in hand.
Through his interpreter he informed
the revolutionists that they were in-
vading the property of the United
States and warned them not to at
tempt to loot tjhe premises. The busi
nesslike revolver in the ambassador s
. hand and his determined attitude had
the desired effect, and the? revolution
ists withdrew. ' "
Crane's Prediction Verified, j
' f Mr. Crane told President Wilson
that, in his opinion, the most prac
tical assistance America could render
Russia was to let that revolution;rid
den country "work out its, own des
tiny." He felt certain,-he. said, that
the efforts of the BolshevikLior a
separate peace with Germany would
fall, and be thought Germany would
make peace impossible by rejecting
, s - In Australian Election-
' Ottawa, Jan. 4. A dispatch from
Melbourne received : t6night by the
Reuter agency here says; '
"The latest reports of the referen
v i dum show a majority of 750 for con
scription in the Australian military
forces. The totals of all classes of
votes give a majority against con
scription of 170,000. V '
"It is understood all the .ministers
except thereasurer, Sir John Forrest,
havtf decided to stand or fall together.
Sir John declined to associate himself
with the decision of his colleagues be
cause he wis not present at the meet
ing at which' the referendum was
made a vital issue. A movement' s
on foot to appoint him leader of a
re-con structea nationalist govern
rrent." ' r',-'- - ;,y
Bequeath $1 00,000 for
' ; Wounded Poilusih France
New York. Jan. 4. Reference to
tfmperor William oi Germany is Ihc
"barbarian who criminally caused the
war" was made by ' Jesui Baptisti
" Bourdis of the former silk firm of J.
Bourdis fc Co., of this city, in his will
-. ' which was filed today. A bequest of
500,000, francs was provided for-"Institutions
under ; the control ot the
French goyerninett for the relief of
helplessly crippled .French soldiers,
victims of the criminaj war imposed
by one man for the satisfaction of hip
own ambitions." ' ,- V ,
1 Other sums were set aside for, the
benefit of French hospitals and1-war
orphans. ? ; '.. .. ; ,. ? -.
Pan-Germanists Protest ; s
Peace Without Annexations
j Washington, Jan, 4.-The Pan-German
protest to the. social democratic
, deputies -against a" general peace
: ' which will give Germany neither in
demnities nor annexations, according
' to an official dispatch from France
' today, was signed by Duke John Al-
bert of Mecklenburg, honorary pres
;. ident of. the party Of the German
Fatherland. The party is one of sub
sidiaries of4the Pan-Germanic organi
sation and was organized for props
' ganda purposes. The protest, the dis
patch says, professes to sneak in be-
half of the interests of mie working
class. 1 , . . :
', -Jap Snip Has Chance in i
Its Race Against Fire
A Pacific Port, Jan. -4. The out
look ' for the 5.909-ton Japanese
freighter Shinyo Maru No. 2. which
' , today, is speeding under; convoy of
an American war vessel toward, this
port with a fierce fire raging in its
, holdr appeared more favorable, accord
ing to latest repdrt here. t The fire has
been partially checked,; report said.
From the present locality of . the
steamer it is expected to arrive lute
tomorrow morning. , ;..
Earthquake Shakes v'-.vr
: Famous Oberammergau
.' Geneva, Jan. 4. The Zurich Obser
vatory reports that a serious earth
quake, which was recorded recently,
has been located at Oberammergau,
in upper Bavaria, and also in tht up
per valley of the Lech river.
Oberammergau is noted for the
passion play, performed every 10
" years by the peasants in fulfillment
; of a vow. made by the inhabitants in
16.14. Anton Lang, the Christus pf
the passion play, was" reported las
Juffe to nave been called to the colors.
.- Jim I(xmUr.
' WwMncloi. (Sp'Hal Tltgrm.)
Pon)ifr appointed Kbrk; WU-
Jen. Arthur rounty. Ueorge F. Klchtrd, Tic
Uiiritt F. Kie, reltcd,
Sooth DxSu: Gmira rlly. Buffl
' oountr. Joseph H. Drlpp..vle J. It., Swart
, ot, Teelimetl; Grovr, - CoddlnKlon county,
V JloooJ C Ortta, tU-m F.jnil -Plnhol. d
teeA; Kyi. Washington county, Mr.
Edith ii. (smith, vice Jam Buah. realcned;
1 -Haydraw. Meade county. Mra. Jewle A.
Oooirey, trlr Adlaid' Korrta. reairned.
, . . Armr Oj-dera.
- Wanhington. Jan. 4. peclal Telegram.)
te-Flrat IJealenant Carl W. Pammann. aU
tlos Metlon almal reaer orpa, haa been
allied to U a.rmjr balloon at tool ak
; i'art Onub .
KNOOfPS' CtUB LL SET FOR
: Member of Thi Unique Organization
Stfi P.o&ical Drive Will Be Intensive.
THE ANNUAL SPRING ELECTIONS
Members of the Knacker' club are
all set for the bisr aftrinff elections.
The political drive thii, year i will, be
made unusually inteusianfj exten
sive. For this reason 'the "member
ship has been extended to include ay
"classes of workmen, but the club still
lacks a prficher.
The Knockers' organization isMhe
outgrowth of a few chronic kickers
who used to rendezvous at Top Mor
an's cigar store. Now the member
ship numbers 200, excluding the pros
pective chaplain. " , '
The Knockers have a queer way of
doing things. They don't elect offi
cers like other organizations. They
sell the offices. For instance Fsed
Stack, the president, .out-bid all com
petitors and 'was given the office for
a $10 bill. The officials of the club
never feel secure. , Ahy day that an
opponent collects enough money to
buy an office he may supplant any
Omahan in Washington :
In Interest of Lumber Firm
. (From a Staff Correspondent.) . '
Washington, D. C, Jan. 4 (Special
Telegram.) Howard H. Baldrige, of
Omaha, is in Washington, interested
in a case before the Federal Trade
commission involving the question of
business methods between lumber
men and catalogue houses. The Ne
braska case is the Federal Trade com
mission against Botsford, and Mr.
Baldrige is desirous of getting the
Nebraska lumber firm separated from
the other party to the suit.
The Nebraska delegation with the
single exception of Representative
Sloan was present when she two
houses of congress convened today
after the holiday recess. Kepresenta.
tive Stephens "returned from Fremont
today. Deforest Richards of Oma
aha is a visitor in the capital city.
Opera of St. Elizabeth
, : Makes Initial Bow in U. S.
New York. Tan. 4. The first per
formance in America of,S. Lizctte's
Saint Elizabeth in Operatic form, was
given tonight . at the" Metropolitan
It is one of the few operas that
have been sung in English at the Met
ropolitan, an, English, version of the
k being used on account of the
:ision of the directors norto pre
sent operas in German during the war.
The opera was received favorably by
a large audience and there were many
The theme, of the boera deals with
the legend of Saint Elizabeth. The
original book, in German, was writ
ten by Otto Roquctte. Mme. Florence
fcaston sang the role of Elizabeth,
Boucher Makes Plea for
Buying Savings Stamps
Coleridge. Neb.. Jan. 4. fSoecial
TelegrarrO-'-J. J, Boucher, member of
the war savings commute, spoke to
the children of the high school on the
purchase of thrift stamps and wai
savings certificates today. Tonight he
was introduced by Chairman U." G.
tindenbaugh to a large crowd at the
Auditorium, where he told, why we
were in this war and pleaded with
his listeners as . good American citi
zens to refrain from buying , non
essentials and to purchase war savings
stamps and war savings certificates.
Mrs. Earl Short Declares
,;! Hubby Trifled on Her
Clara, Mary and Peart Mrs. Short
does not know their last names-
were the women who flitted through
Earl Short s rainbow existence dur
ing the months of January, February
and August,. 1917. declare Augusta
ci..i .'Ji... a: .
She alleges misconduct., '( vt
Roberts of Nevada Would " :
Wear Senatorial Toga
Washington, Jan'. 4. Representa
tive Roberts of Nevada" today van
nounced that he would be 4 candidate
for the republican nomination for
United States senator at the'Septem-
ber primary. A successor to the late
Senator Newlands will bd ehosenat
the November election, i " ,
, ' h Apply For llank Charter.
' Waahlnftuhr Jan.4. (Special Taleitram.)
The tlsna' National bank of Webb, la.,
haa filed application for charter to ic
eeed the Oltlietta' Bavlnsa baak of Webb,
capital SSM0O. . - -. .
Tho comptroller of the currency hai
franted a charter to the Flmt National bank
of Winner, ft. IX, capital 150,000; ounver
alon of tho l.amr Btate bank of Winner. ;
By CHARLES D. BATWELL.
With Apologle to Klpllnr) .
You Jiave sung "tar-Spangled Banner" cheered the Red, White and Blue,
And got the var all' settled in advance; V v
Now kindly drop a dollar in the hat that's passed to you , ,
'For the family-of a soldier sent, to France.' A
He's a common Yankee soldier and his ways are often rough, ' t
As Kaiser Bill is pretty apt to fin"d him;
But let's remember, also, that tit's likely to be I tough . : '
For dependent folks our Sammy leaves behind him. fvi
' . ir. ;
There's girls he's married serreily-T-then went and joined ihe van ,
' For he didn't want his friends to think he'd shirk; v
And he didn't claim exemption but enlisted like a man, x r , ""
v - While the girl she got a job and went to work. p
He's a common Yankee soldier who has heard his country's call
V "Somewhere in France" you'll have to seek to find him;
'But while he whips the Kaiser, don't you thiitV it rather small
Not to help the gir our Sammy left behind hup?'-
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yx, in. y - . ,
There's fathers by the; thousands, i"ho can recall the day,
, "THEIR fathers. marched away in "'sixty-one;.;. 1
And aged widowed mothers with. hair of silvery gray ,
Who have givtn to the flag an only son. J . 1
He's a common Yankee soldier but he only fears jo show
The tears that come until they nearly blind him ; r
I And in that hour of parting, it may cheer him some to know, . - f
We ,will 'shicld the homes our Sammy leaves bchintMiim,.
f "; jy ' - ' '"' ..
When at last th; wef is over, and our boys are home once more,
Let us hope to JooSr; hint squarely in the fae, : -
And know we helped to keep the Ghost of Trouble, from the door -
While, meantime, hi employer saved his P,J. ,.
He's a comm Yankee soldier and forget he .likely will, . s :
- But we do not wint his people to remind him - ..'',; :
That we let tlie n ,31 go hungry while he fought Kaisr Bill;. 1 :,';
Let us save tl e,';uic8 our Sammy left behind him. V;,-
North men's-juth menmen of the east and west,
Ha'f a mi'Jiwmefl'or more,1 tracking across the sea.
Each one floi'ig his country's work and doing hisJevel best,
Who's to care for the folks they have left behind?
i That', up. to you and me. ." 1 y
, ; ..' ' Aiapt4 froa Th Asaont-llmdej Begsu."
incumbent if he tops the price paid.
This svstem is intended to bring about
a democratic form of management, the
If no ue bids for an office there
is a method provided by which the
i. v t r
menmers orait an omcer. iie musiv
nav whatever the board decrees. "Newl
members fall for this. They are told
that their president, say, has just en
histed in the army. The new member
is flattered, and the fee tor the presi
dency is only ,10 bucks. '
I he idea vwas introduced by a
Scotchman, who told the club how
the people of a certain town in Scot
land raised money whenever the trcas
ury was empty. These villagers elect
ed a Presbyterian to be mayor who
had to oualify by being a member of
the Church of England or be fined
$100. The successful candidate would
not change his religion.
Knockers expe:t soon to open, their
new quarters at 1019 Farnam street, in
Week of Prayer Will Be
Observed on South Side
"Week of Prayer" will be observed
by union services of several South
Side churches. The following night
programs have been announced: t
Monday, January 6, 7:30 p. in
the Presbyterian church, Rev. Charles
F. Holler, leader; topic, "Thanksgiv
ing and Confession." .
Tuesday, in theBaptist church, Rev.
G. A. Greer, leader topic, "The One
wancesaay, in urace Meinoaisi
... , ' r - i A
cnurcii, Kev. s.v xi. xerian, leaaer;
topic, "The Nations and Their Lead
ers." ,; '
Thursday, in St. Luke's Lutheran
church, Reyf C. C. Wilson, leader;
topic, "Families, Schools," and the
Twenty Men of Draft Age
Enlist Under Navy. Colors
Twenty men of draft age enlisted in
the navy Wednesday. "The number
of enlistments Vould have been
larger," said Ensign Condict, "had
the boys known tnat it was necessary
to get a certificate from their local
exemption boards. As a result of
their failure to do SO we were forced
to turn them down. The more de
termined i ones telegraphed their
boards for the certificates and were
compelled to remain in Omaha pend
ing the action of the exemption of
ficials." With ihe exception of about,
five, most of the enlisted men were
from the rural precincts of South Da
kota, ;t , ,. , , . . v,.,
Norse Ship Tprpedoed '
And Sunk; Five Men Lost
' T.Atadnn Tan A .Tti , MnrwnSati
fore?gn office reports that the Nor-y1
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wegian steamer vigna xonsi
gross, built in 1915 at Bergen) way
torpedoed and sunk while on its way
from Bari to Rouen, says a Central
News dispatch from Copenhagen' to
Secretary Houston May,
-Address Live Stock Men
Denver, Colo., Jan.. 4. Secretary
Houston of the. Department of Agri
culture tentatively has agreed to de
liver an'address at the meeting of
the American National Live Stock as
sociation, which opens in Salt Lake
City January 14, according to advices
received at association headquarters
here toddy. . 1 , i
f Says Men Must Work.
Jamaica, N. Y., Jan. 4. Mrs. Alfred
J. Eno, suffrage leader of Queens
county annouhced at a meeting here
tonight that she had drafted for in
troduction in the legislature a bill,
which would compel every man in the
state between the ages of 18 and 50
to go to work. , :,, , f ,
"Peg Tops" Must Go to
Boost War Economy
New York, Jan. 4. 'Peg top
trousers, "plnch-back" coats, French'
facings, fancy flaps and pa tcW pock
ets are the latest luxuries to be of
fered at a sacrifice to economy. ,
In an address here today on cloth
economy before delegates front vir
tually every clothing center in the
' United States, M. Cutter, a member
of the commercial economy board,
said all yokes and pleats are to be
eliminated as well as outside penny
pockets, double-breasted sack coats
and vests and cloth belts onjioats.
SAMMY IN PRISON
WRITES OF LIFE
American Avjatoc Describes
His Treatment; Supplies From
Own Lines Make Life
' Bearable for Him. 1 .
. , By CAROLYN WILSON.
'Paris, Dec. IS. (Special Corre
spondence oMhe Chicago Tribune.)
One hear the wildest rumors about
the treatment of Americans in GerjJ
many. That is whjr Ix want to make
public a letter I received the other
day from Harold Willis, a member
of the Lafayette Esquadrille, who was
taken prisoner. This is the letter:
"Offizier - Kriegsgefangenenlager,
Gutersloh, Westpahfia. ,.
"This is the first chance I jhave
had to write you a long letter. I have
nothing from the outside yet, but am
hopeful. Hope -is all that keeps us
Taken Without Funds.
"One always expects to be killed
or wounded, never taken. So I had
left the ground in two sweaters, no
topcoat, and (without money. J. con
ft6S I cried like a baby when I was
finally alone iri myt cell. The first
three days were terrible. One is not
glad to be alive, especially when one
awakes and forgets for the first in
stant where one is. - A
"Food and cleanliness are problems
until packages arrive or aid is given
by comrades,, who have reserves. The
railroad journeys are interesting and
comfortable enough second class. I
have had mine alona with an officer,"
Willis was changed to Karlshrue
and Landshut before his present
camp. He continues:
Not In Reprisal Camp.
' "Meet very interesting men of all
allied armies in the camps. I found
wood carving and drawing made soli
tary confinement bearable. The Lilli
putian grub is rough sledding, but
happiness is relative. A "piece of
chocolate comes to mean more than
. big party in the old das. ".
"1 1 have been most fortunate ' in
not having been in reprisal camps
ahdm being sent here. ' :
"It is a laree olace. has a new sxoud
of houses for a sanitarium, has barb
ed wire a mile around. In numbers
and in the life one finds many simi
larities to a large college. One takes
courses in languages. I am special
izing in Spanish, German, sketching
and some color. ;
I have classes in English of 60
Russians and several small classes of
French officers. We play rugby,
hockey and have very decent ten-
is courts. ,
"There is' the cinema every night
and dramatics in a, well equipped
theater once a month. They have
rang me in for a hand at painting
scenery and a small part in the little
Cafe orchestra.' The Russians even
have a menagerie of squirrels, birds,
rabbits, etc. : v
'k'We eat in groups and have our
own cooks and French orderlies. The
food supplies come from France or
wherever you hail from."
Lewiston Consolidated ; ;
; School FormallOpeiied
Beatrice, Neb., Jan.. 3. (Special.)
The consolidated school at Lewiston
was formally opened last night State
Superintendent. Clemmons made an
address. There are 48 consolidated
schools , the . state. The Lewiston
school ., is the consolidation, of six
districts, representing a total valua
tion of $471,000. .The consolidated
district will maintain a school from
the beginning grades to the 12th grade
!of hign school. - 1 -
inc. Beatrice Poultry association
held a meeting last night and decided
to hold the next poultry show the
second week in December. Fred Shell
?barger of West Liberty, la., was se
lected as judge. The members of the
association decided to attend the poul
try show at Wymore in a body on
January 9. .
A fetiumate, who has been roadmas-
tr rn ihm HnrfrCn linA f( 4m Pr1r
fisland, has been transferred to the
main line with headquarters at Fair
bury.. He wilt be succeeded here by
a Mr. Archer of Fairbury.
Announcement was received here
yesterday of the rrrarriage of Elmer
Shejardson of this city and Miss Rose
Morris of St. Paul, Ark.,' at Manhat
tan, Kan., Tuesday. The groom is a
member of the national army at
Camp FunstoTi and is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Shepardson of this city.
Charles C Hubka and Miss Julia
Sudik, both of. Virginia, were mar
ried at the court house yesterday by
County Judge O'Keefe.
The case against J. ' Schiek,
charged with abusing an officer, was
dismissed before Judge Ellis yester
day on motion otthe city attorney. :
'The week of January 14 to 19 is to
be devoted to an extensive campaign
in Gage county for the sale of the war
savings stamps and thrift stamps, i
Chris Bock, an old resident of Jef
ferson county.sdied at his home last
evening, a mile east of Plymouth,
aged 81 years.
; Joseph Grabber, a pioneer of Gage
county, died this mornmg at his home
Hear Ellis, aged 80 years. -
-British Enoy Leaves Russia.
London? Jan. 4. The departure
from Petrograd, owing to ill health,
of the British ambassador, Sir George
Buchanan, is reported in an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch .from that city.
The message says the ambassador was
accompanied by a number of British
military and civil officers.
" Receives Yellow Coat
Waterloo, Ia Jan. 4 Frank
Bruner, a machinist at the Illinois;
Central railroad , shops here, ex-
, pressed an opinion that "85 per cent
of the American soldiers are bums,"
this aftenoon. The shopmen paint
ed him yellow from head to feet and
the company approved the job by
-discharging him The United States
commissioner practically ,, told him
he got off easily. - -v-m f.
. Bruner is a German-Kussian, 1Z
years in the United States and 40
Jean old. In the ''back of his watch
ejtrried a picture of the kaiser.
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Copyright Hart SchciTner & Marx ; ;;v; " I ' f I I
v - Is the Clothes-Buying Thought
-You can buy cheap clothing for little money but if you, want quality, you must
pay a fair price for'it. We have always put quality firstand for. that reason we are
able to say, yNour money back in a jiffy if you are not entirely satisfied. '
Fur iiined Overcoats; $35 to $1$
With zero weather and way below zero the prospect for many days during the .
next two and a half months, thoughts of a Fur Lined Coat are very comfortable "
. especially when low prices put them well within your reach.' f ' ,
Hart, Schaffner & Marx Overcoats,
$20, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45 to $75
" Big, warm, comfortable Overcoats, as well' as the more conservative form molded
models. Every good material that you can think of imported and domestic and ,
made and finished in a manner that makes them therbesfc Overcoats your money will
buy- , ' ,' :,. ; ' .V-.: " V-..'"
Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits
$20, $22.50, $25, $30, $35, $40 to $50
. " All wool -fabrics, correct designing, smartest tyles, 'UnquestioVly the .best
clothes that you can find. ' ' ' " .'
Mackm to $10,50
EN! Buy Your fa
; From Fitie Stocks at Low
50 Dosen Men's Kid and Capo Gloves, ' broken
lines from our regular glove stock, sizes 7 to 7 , "
Made of fine quality Cape Leather stock, in as
sorted shades of tans and browns. These Gloves
should sell regularly at $2.00; special, pair, 95J
K . - , '; ,
Men's Wool and .Worsted Hose, in natural gray
and blue mixtures; medium heavy weight hi all
sizes; special, a pair. . . . . ........ . . . . . .35
- ' . :
50 Dosea Men' Wool Shirts and Drawer, in nat
ural gray and brawn mixtures, broken lots of ,
our regular $2.00 gradesj in.medium and heavy
weights; special, each-. .$1.49
Mens $5, $6 an d$7 Shoes, $3. 35
Broken JLines, But All Splendid Values
; WE HAVEf TAKEN THESE FROM our regular stock and priced them down
ward for quick clearance. ' , ; ;
1 ; Black JCid, Black Calf, Tan Russia Calf, in lace and blucher styles: all high
-grade Shoes. v"'; -' vv:;'C': - :. s . 1 .. "
Men's U. S. Mumon Army Shoes, a pair . . . ... ......... . . . . ...... . $6.00
Army Officers' dress and Service Boots. . . , . . . . : $27.50 and $30.00
. - , V Mein Floor, Men's Building V. v. ; ' ,v..v'"
Ride Up on
I" 1 t - M V JCi r- ST al v. .v-V'. "1 M 1 . 11 1
wfeiMj m m m 1 1
'JKingley Trousers, $3,00 ( to.. $10.00
Officers' Uniforms, perfectly made, at moderate prices.
V - , ' Second Floor,. Men's Building -
SPECIAL: All Our High Grade Silk
- Mufflers, silk knitted reefer styles,
plain and fancy striped, which we 5
have been selling ; up to $7.50
groupea in two lots ior Saturday, at
Vv- ' $2.95 and $3.95' " ""l
35 Doxen Men's Fine Wool Sweater Coatt, all
(wool and worsted, in plainiand fancy trimmed,
with large ruff neck collar and V-neck style, in
medium and heavy weight; regularly-$5.00 to
$6.50; special sale prices. .3.95 and $4.95
150 Dozen Men's ! Fiber Silk' Hote, run Of the
mill quality, in most all shades and all sizes; the
imperfections are very slight; seconds of the 50c
quality; speciaL at 3 pairs for- 81.00, or a
pair .... v. . ; . v. . . . .35
200 Dozen Men's Shirts, broken lots, of Negligee
and Golf Shirts from our Christmas Sale; some
slightly mussed; all sizes, but not in all patterns;
two big lots; special.... ;.1.15 and 81.50
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