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THK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY G. lfllS.
TO ARMY CAMPS
Baker Eeports by Now Soldiers
Everywhere, Are Comfort
able; Blames Transporta
iion Tieup for Delay.
(By Associated Tress.)
Washington, Jan. 5. Overcoat
shortages at National guard and na-
.1 1 .
.uiiai aiiuy naming camps were re
ported ended except at Camp Beaure
gard, La., by Secretary Baker, in a
further response today to the senate
military committee's resolution urging
immediate steps to provide the sol
diers with adequate winter clothing.
Many of the camps still are short of
woolen blouses, which the secretary
said were particularly hard to obtain.
The report was based upon the
War department's latest telegraphic
advices from the division command
ers. Emergency express shipments
and local purchases have been author,
iied, and Mr. Baker expressed the
belief that today "all the men are
Of a total shortage of 11,500 over
coats, Gamp Beauregard needed 10,
863. A deficiency of about 68,000
blouses -was scattered anung posts,
Camp Kearney, Cal., needed 13.809.
Blame for delay in furnishing win
ter garments was placed by the sec
retary partially upon supply, but
largely upon the transportation sit
At Camps Jackson, S. C, and
Ureene, Cal., supplies oi both over
coats and blouses were reported suf
ficient. Bedding supplies were said
to be adequate at all camps.
Coats to Beauregard.
To meet the overcoat shortage at
Beauregard Secretary Baker said 22,-
300 had been expressed December 26
He told also of recent shipment of
600 overcoats to Camp Custer, 10,000
blouses to Lamp Funston, 2,000
blouses .to Camp Wadsworth, 2,000
overcoats and 6,000 blouses to Camp
Dix.; . :
"Instructions have been sent to all
to obtain locally and immediately,"
said the report, any uniform gar
ments which are short, in order to
gtvi each man one whole uniform;
to use sizes on hand to exchange with
other camps if practicable, and to em
ploy garment makers to alter gar
ments so as to fit those without neces
A bill introduced today by Sen
ator McKellar, of Tennessee, as a
result of the committee investigation
of the system of arrny supply pur
chasing would abolish the advisory
committees of the Council of National
Defense and prohibit civilians from
serving the government under the ex
isting practice at $1 a year. The bill
would amend the law creating the
council and permit the president to
appoint -one advisory commission of
seven members to serve without com
pensation.' National Defense Council
gelates Its Achievements
Washington, -Jan. 5. Expeditious
production and delivery of war sup
plies' and substantial saving in icon
tract price to the government have
been achieved by the Council of Na
tional Defense through its civilian ad
visory commission, according to the
Council's first annual report trans
mitted to congress today. by the presi
dent. The report covers the work of
the council for only four months, from
(he time of organization, March 3,
1917, to the end of the fiscal year,
The report says that of 408 persons
working continuously for the council,
only 168 were paid, the greater part
being clerks and stenographers, not
counting' a very large number o per
sons giving-part of their time in and
out of Washington.
Lenine Appoints Former
Royalist as Bank Director
Stockholm, " Jari. " 5. A belated
Betrograd dispatch received here to
day announced that- Nikolai Lenine,
the Bolsheviki prime minister, had
appointed M. Bezobrazoff as director
of the imperial bank. His appoint
ment caused surprise, here because
he was one of the former Russian
emperor's favorites and regarded as
one of a group that was said to have
intrigued to bring about the Russo
Japanese war to protect its financial
interests in Manchuria and Korea.
Six Soldiers Killed in
Train Wreck Near Montreal
Montreal, Jan. 5. Six soldiers are
known to have been killed, one is
missing and 30 other persons were
injured in a rear-end collision on the
Canadian Pacific railway near Dorval
A local train bound from Montreal
to Pointe Fortune, said to have been
traveling at a high rate of speed,
crashed into a train carrying 250 sol
diers just as the latter was turning
into a switch. The military train was
Water Power Development
Is Now Before Congress
Washington, Jan. 5. A definite leg
islative policy to develop the nation's
water power is under consideration
by house leaders today in the form
of a bill approved by President Wil
son and designed to handle all wa
ter power problems through a com
mission composed of the secretaries
of war, interiot and agriculture.
Melville Stone, Jr., Dies.
Pasadena, Cal., Jan. 5. Melville E.
Stone, jr., son of the general manager
of the Associated Press, died here
toAay. Mr. Stone had been seriously
ill since Sunday. He had been in
poor health for some time during
which time he lived at Altadena, a
suburb, with his mother and sister,
Miss Elizabeth Stone.
At one time Mr. Stone was manag
ing editor of the Metropolitan Maga
zine. He had written many short
Miller, Inventor, Dies.
Aurora, 111., Jan. 5. A. C. Miller,
inventor of the automatic train con
trol device which bears his name, and
promoter of-the New' York-Chicago
air line which failed of realization,
died suddenly here today, aged 66
Australia Retains Premier.
t Ottawa, Ontario, Jan. 5. The na
tionalist party ot Australia has re
solved by a vote of 63 to 2 to retain
Premier Hughes in. the leadershio. ac
cording to a Melbourne dispatch re
ceived ty the Reuter Agency here.
Would Put Women at x
Camps on a War Basis
New York, Tan. 5. Adoption of a
specialized scheme of housing for
the women workeri at military train
ing camps and cantonments and in
industrial centers, was urged upon
Secretary of War Baker in a letter
made public here today by Mrs.
John D. Rockefeller, jr., represent
ing the housing committee of the
war work council of the Young
Women's Christian association. The
association plans to build, at its
own expense a model home for girls
at Charleston, S. C, and the hope
was expressed that the government
would erect duplicates of this insti
tution throughout the country.
"In view of the probability that an
increasing number of women must
necessarily be employed in war
activities in connection with camps,
it is strongly recommended that
these women be placed on a war
basis," the letter said, "enlisting for
war service under military discipline.
Such control would do away with
many objectionable features of such
service at the present time."
Lower Death Rates in
War Training Camps
Washington, Jan. S. Lower, death
rates in both the National Guard and
national army divisions in this coun
try' during the week ending Decem
ber 28, are shown by the weekly re
port of the division of field sanita
tion. In the guard there were 108
deaths as against 120 the previous
week, and in the national army there
were 98, compared with 118 the week
Slight improvement in general
health conditions in the camps also is
shown, there being a marked abate
ment of meningitis epidemics prevail
ing in several camps. Pneumonia
epidemics also have improved some
what, but 73 deaths among the guards
men and 66 among the national army
are from that disease.
New Bill Would Raise
Civil War Pensions
Washington, Jan. 5. Three bills
to increase the pensions paid civil war
veterans were introduced today in the
senate. One by Senator Gallinger
would grant veterans who served 90
days or more a pension of $25 a month
and those serving three years or more
$50 a month.
Another by Senator Smoot would
grant pensions ranging from $30 to
those who served 90 days to $40 for
those who had two years or more of
service. The third by Senator Jones
of Washington would grant veterans
an additional $20 a month except in
cases where this amount would in
crease their pensions to more than
$50 a month. '
Special Committee to Work
On Water Power Problems
Washington, Jan. 5. President
Wilson laid before a conference of
house leaders tonight, the draft of
a bill designed to establish a definite
legislative policy to develop the na
tion's water power, 35,000,000-horse
power of which is estimated by gov
ernment engineers to be wasted an
nually.' The result of the conference was a
plan to create a special committee of
the touse to take over all jurisdic
tion of water power problems now
dealt with by various committees and
to pass the president's bill promptly
in the house and send it to the sen
ate with administration's support be
"Deutschland Uber Alles"
Ideas Get Lawyer in Bad
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 5. Max
milian von Hoegen, a young lawyer of
this city, who has attracted notice
by German utterances, returned his
draft questionnaire to the draft board
here, it was learned today, with
"Devtschland Uber Allies," written
across it and stating that he has an
"overwhelming desire to see Germany
victorious in the war." At one time
he claimed to be an agent of the Ger
man government and a representative
of the former German ambassador to
Washington, Count von Bernstorff.
Secretary Eliot Watrous of the
board said the paper had been turned
over to the federal authorities.
Young Farmer Found
Guilty of Wife Murder
Wauzon, O., Jan. 5. Frederick
Lehman was found gt,ilty of first de
gree murder of his wife in a verdict
returned by the jury this morning.
The jury was out 40 hours.
Its recommendation for clemency
will save the young farmer from the
electric chair and the penalty will be
Lehman, the jury found, murdered
his young wife, Grace, on the night
of September 16 for the love of Aky
Fenton, the wife of a neighboring
farmer. Lehman's defense was that
robbers, who first shot and wounded
him, kille'd his wife.
Sammies in France Send
Greetings to President
Washington, Jan. 5. General
Pershing today cabled the thanks of
the American expeditionery forces for
President Wilson's New Year's greet
ing. His message said:
"All officers and men of this com
mand extend to the president as our
commander-in-chief, most sincere
thanks for his message of confidence
and we heartily return his New
Year's greetings and trust tjiat his
health and strength may be conserved.
All ranks extend to him and our peo
ple at home pledges of loyalty and
Serves Eight Years for
Crime He Did 'Not Commit
Denver, Colo., Jan. 5. James E.
Edwards has spent nearly eight years
in prison in ,expiation of a crime he
did not commit according to the de
claration of prison officials here to
day, based on evidence submitted to
the state botrd of pardons at a spe
Should investigation supplement
this evidence as expectid, Edwards
will be released, they said.
Sioux City Man Loses Fight
For Million Dollar Estate
Boston, Jan. 5. William Jackson
Phillips of Sioux City, la., lost his
fight for the $1,000,000 estate of the
Phillips family of Swampscott, when
the supreme court declared today that
he was not the son of the late John
C. Phillips of Swampscott, who died
ARGUES THAT WOMEN
NOT M TO YOTE
Wise Man of Buffalo Says They
Should Stay at Home In
stead of Meddling in
Washington, Jan. 5. Representa
tives of the American Constitutional
league, of which Charles S. Fair
childs is president, today appeared
before the house woman suffrage
committee and urged that action on
the proposed suffrage constitutional
amendment be deferred until after the
Through Everitt P. Wheeler of
New York, the league argued that
passage of the amendments by con
gress at this time would divert the
attention of American women from
the necessity of putting forth every
energy to help win the war.
Dr. Lucien Howe of Buffalo, a
member of( the league, argued that
women were not qualified to vote.
He presented statistics tending to
show that the high rate of infant
mortality made it necessary for the
women to keen their places in the
home instead of giving their attention
The speakers at today's hearings
are not connected with the national
association, opposed to woman suf
frage, but represent, they said, an or
ganization composed of both suffrag
ists and anti-suffragists, favoring
action by the individual states.
Cannot Meet Socialists'
Demands, Mayor May Resign
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 5. Mayor
Daniel A. Hoan, elected to office on
the socialist ticket, issued a statement
today saying he could not comply with
the platform of the socialist party
adopted at St. Louis and at the same
time obey the constitution and laws
of the United States. He said the
Milwaukee county central committee,
the highest local socialist governing
body, held the same view and had
voted unanimously that it was Hoan's
duty to execute and carry out the laws
of the United States.
Whether Mayor Hoan will resign
from the socialist party, will rest with
the stand the leaders take on his state
ment. Fifty Killed in Quake;
100 Persons Injured
San Salvadore, Jan, 5. The latest
advices received here show that the
first reports of the Guatemala earth
quake were, exaggerated. The fatali
ties as a result of the disturbance ag
gregated 50, while only 100 persons
Earth shocks continue, but they are
weak. Relief committees are being
formed all over the country and a
section of the Red Cross will depart
shortly for Guatemala taking medi
cines, blankets and other necessities.
Western Roads Curtail .
Service; Cut Off Sleepers
San Francisco, Jan. 5. Curtail
ment of the transcontinental service
of the Western Pacific railroad has
been effected as result of the taking
over by the national government of
the operation of railroads in this
country, it was announced today.
The Scenic Limited, from San
Francisco to St. Louis ana umcago,
via Denver, has been reduced to or.;
standard and one tourist sleeper.
Siam's Capital Is Under
Water; Loss Is Very Heavy
Washington, Jan. 5. Floods in
Siam, worst since 1831, are devastat
ing the country. Dispatches today
from the American legation at Bang
kok say the water has risen to the
roofs of houses, causing great crop
and cattle losses. A relief commis
sion has been appointed.
Heavy Frost at Tampa,
But Fruit Suffers Little
Tampa, Fla., Jan. 5. Tampa had
heavy frost last night, with 31 de
grees, and freezing weather over
spread most of the state. The citrus
trees are dormant and little damage
has been done by the week of cold
weather. Truck crops have suffered
in some sections.
L. H. Malone Chosen
Secretary by Kinkaid
Washington, Jan. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative Kinkaid has
a new secretary in the person of L.
H. Malone of Inman, Holt county,
Nebraska. Mr. Malone is a son of
Judge C. J. Malone of Holt county.
Representative Sloan returned to
Washington today, having been 15
Lours longer than usual on the way.
Sends Cars to Mines.
Washington, Jan. 5. Director Gen
eral McAjdoo- today took further steps
for the relief of the coal famine in
New England by ordering the dis
tribution of 500 coal cars to mines
along the lines of the eastern rail
roads. To Recognize Free Finns.
London, Jan 5. The Swedish coun
cil of ministers, at a session presided
over by King Gustave, has decided to
recognize the independence of Fin
land, according to a Reuter dispatch
from Stockholm today. !
Find Gotham's Cold
A Great Discomfort
New York, Jan. 5. Only polar
bears and seals are enjoying the
cold spell here. Ring tailed
monkeys from Brazil, giraffes from
Africa, hartebeests, aardvarks and
other animals from tropical clim
ates domiciled at the Bronx and
Central Park zoos are not The
exiles from the equator were
threatened with death by freezing
today until several hundred re
quisitioned tons of New York's
coal supply arrived in time to main
tain their quarters at something
like a home-like temperature.
In the glass roofed horticultural
gardens of the parks ate thousands
of rare tropical plants-which also
have been suffering from cold." An
additional draft was made on the
coal supply to keep the plants
Blames Garfield for Big
Coal Shortage in East
South Charleston, O, Jan. 5. In
an address at a farmers' meeting
here today, Governor Cox of Ohio,
declared that the 1,000,000 tons ex
cess of coal in the northwest, oc
casioned by the blunder of Fuel
Administrator Garfield, is responsi
ble in large measure for lack of
fuel in the east and for transports,
loaded with supplies for troops in
foreign countries, reported tied up
Indict Members of Alleged
$1,000,000 Confidence Gang
Chicago, Jan. 5. Joseph "Yellow
Kid" Weil, F. K. Buckminster and
three others were indicted today on
charges of having mulcted two In
diana business men out of $115,000
through the operation of an alleged
confidence game. The total opera
tions of the band are said to have
netted them upwards of $1,000,000.
The indictments charged Weil and
Buckminster, John Smith, James W.
Head and Michael Reel with conspir
ing to commit confidence games in
which Albert A. Charles, president of
the Kokomo Steel and Wire Works
of Kokomo. Ind., lost $100,000, and
Charles H. Worden, president of the
First National bank of Fort Wayne,
Ind., was swindled out of $15,000.
Bill for $100,000,000
Farm Bonds Passes House
Washington, Jan. 5. The bill au
thorizing the treasury to buy $100,
000,000 worth of farm loan bonds this
fiscal year and a similar amount next
year was passed today by the house.
A similiar measure already passed by
the senate would authorize the pur
chase of $100,000,000 worth this year
only and only for the purpose of fi
naricing the production of foodstuffs.
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Fifty daily trains have been taken off the Pennsyl
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LOVETT BLAMES 'TAG'
Says He Is Not Responsible for
Priority Orders Charged
Against Him as Cause
Washington, Jan. 5. Blame for the
congestion of railroad lines and
freight terminals today was placed by
Robert S. Lovett, director of priority,
on the tag system instituted by the
railroads and the supply departments
of the army, navy and shipping
board, which gave preference in
movement to all cars bearing official
Judge Lovett explained that his
statement was made to correct "un
warranted" inferences that he was re
sponsible for unwise priority orders,
which were charged by witnesses be
fore committees and in reports with
causing the present traffic situation.
Would Shut Enemy Alien
From Mayor's Office
Washington, Jan. 5. Senators
Watson and New of Indiana asked
President Wilson today to take steps
to prevent Fred C. Miller, born of
German parents and without final na
turalization papers, from becoming
mayor of Michigan City, Ind., next
Monday. They urged that regulations
governing enemy aliens be changed
so as to prevent them from holding
Omaha Postoffice Clerks.
Washington, Jan. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) John E. Howley and John
J. E. Buckley have been appointed
clerks in the Omaha postoffice; War
ren Laughlin at Lincoln.
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Scldiers Serve Terms for
Xmas 'Absence Without Leave'
Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 5. "Absent
without leave" is the charge against
1,000 Texas andOklahoma soldiers
here, because of the holidays.
These 1.000 were not in the 14,000
granted furloughs by Major General
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Conditions in the United States are better than
In the daily papers of January 1, the following
business men described our conditions as given be
low: Luther Drake "Omaha is in the forefront and has
enough surplus energy to continue its business and
Clarke Powell "There never was more reason for
optimism in a business way than right now."
Arthur C. Smith "Omaha will set a pace this
year which will be difficult for other cities of its
size to follow." -
J. T Stewart 2d-"Omaha's prosperity is real and
1917 business far exceeds that of 1916."
George Brandeis "I predict a fine business year
for this city."
In addition to this, the bank clearings printed in
the same papers show a consistent increase.' :
Greble. So they just went borne any
way for the festivities. One hundred
of them, members of Company B
of the 144th infantry, went to Dallas
in a body and paraded. About 200
of the men are already in the guard
house serving out their terms. They
say the holiday was worth the pun
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