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Ferment in Petrograd as Dele-
gates to Constituent Body
, Arrive; Unable to Rely
(By AMoeiated Praw.) -London,"
Jan. 18. News irom, Rus
sia in the morning newspapers adds
nothing to yesterday's report of the
Russo-Roumanian relations and the
former emperor's escape nor does it
make clear-whether the constituent
assembly will meet today, as reported
previously. ; t , .
Dispatches , from Petrograd indi
cate that ferment in the city is likely
if the assembly meets. Large demon
strations are being prepared by, the
alliance for the defense o the con
stituent assembly, which is issuing ap
peals to the people in the itreets and
is carrying on agitation in the mili
tary barracks and among the crews
of the warships in the Neva,
i The correspondent .of the Daily
News says trouble of some kind is
almost certain. The feeling among
the soldiers of the Petrograd garri
son, a Petrograd dispatch to the Daily
Mail says, is becoming more divided
and the government cannot place
full reliance on them as it could a
month ago. ? ' "
Conditions of life in Petrograd as
described by various correspondents
suggest that the people arc likely to
seize any opportunity to express
their discontent. Food is sometimes
impossible and always difficult to pro
cure, says the Daily News correspond
ent, who adds that Petrograd has
forgotten the taste of milk, though it
it possible now and then td obtain
an inferior grade of butter at 10 ru
bles a pound.
. In telling of the feeling of unrest,
the correspondent of the Daily Mail
says that the tramways have not been
operated since Saturday. This has
caused great annoyance and incon
venience to the public, as the tram
ways are the only means of transpor
;The manager of the Persian Dis
count Loan bank and several high of
ficials of the finance ministry and the
treasury department, according to a
Reuter dispatch, have been arrested,
charged with aiding the strikers in
government departments. ;
1 Genera! Korniloff, leader of one of
the opposition factions, is reported to
have been wounded in a fight between
his forces and Bolsheviki at Cherni
M. Bronsky, commissary for
foreign trade, says that a decree regu
lating foreign tradexwill be issued
hortly. It will provide, that trade will
be allowed with countries only where
committees are appointed to insure
that imports from Russia will not
pass through the hand of middlemen
tnd which will guarantee that goods
thus imported will not be subject to
peculation or re-exportation.
War Savings Committee
, Has luck in Negro Pool Hall
A' committee m, $;war savings
stamps canvassed the - police station
Friday morning, but was advised to
i "call again" at roll call.- The commit
tee sold $700 worth of, stamps in a
negro pool hall on lowfrDojge street.
A Story Told
of Saturday's Sale !
Selling price of garment
offered in this tale if based
on today's labor and fab
We are selling these gar
ments for the sum of
Amount saved the women,
of Omaha during this sale
Here is the Price .'
All fabrics have advanced
20' to 60 within the past
six months. All labor has ad
vanced 18 to 60 within
the past six months. .
A Coat, Suit or Dress that
we figured to sell at $15.00,
adding only 20 advance,
would have to sell at $18.00
This garment will sell at $10.00
: Saturday, j
A Coat, Suit or Dress that
we figured to sell at $25.00,
adding only 20 advance,
would have to sell at $30.00
This garment will sell at $16.67
A Coat, Suit or Dress that
we figured to sell at $40.00,
adding only 20 ' advance,
would have to sell at $48.00
This garment will sell at $26.67
A. Coat, Suit or Dress that
we figured to sell at $65.00,
adding only 20 advance,
.would have to sell at $78.00 '
This garment will sell at $43.34
Saturday. - '
" They are all of the usual ,
House of Menagh quality
"Tkt Store. for Gentlewomen"
Located at 1613 Farnam
Petrograd, Jan. 18. A dangerous
stage has arisen in the relations be
tween Roumania and the bolsheviki.
A two hours' ultimatum has been sent
to the Roumanian military authorities
by the revolutionary committee of the
Ninth Russian, army, demanding free
passage of Russian troops through
Jassy, the temporary capital of Rou
Berlin, Jan. 18, Via London. On
the resumption of the peace negotia
tions at Brest-Litovsk on Wednesday,
it was officially stated today, a set
tlement in principle of the questions
concerning the future political rela
tions of the central powers and the
Ukrainians was reached during a pri
vate meeting with the Ukrainian dele
gates. This settlement, says the official
comment, marked "a decisive step
Berlin, Jan. 17, Via London. After
an address to the peace delegates at
Brest-Litovsk on Wednesday by Leon
Trotzky, Bolsheviki foreign minister,
the Russians agreed to a continuation
of the discussions.
The German foreign secretary, Dr.
von Kuehlmann, addressed the dele
gates after M. Trotrky and moved
that they should begin discussion in a
businesslike manner of four points
proposed by the Russian delegation.
To this M. Trotzky agreed.
The next sitting wasefixed for the
following day. ' f .
Business Tied Up
. In 27 States for
. , i .
(Ceatlnoed from Tw Oat.)
the statement, , "lie at our Atlantic
ports in tens of thousands of tons, I
while literally hundreds of ships wait
ing loaded with war goods for our
men and allies cannot take the seas
because their bunkers are empty of
coal." ; ' .
Indications were today that a pos
sible attempt might be made in the
senate to bring about the repeal of
that section ol the food law under
which the order was issued, but many
believed that any action in this di
rection would be too late.
Coal operators under contract to
supply industries will not be shut
down. Orders from the fuel admin
istration instruct them to ship their
coal as usual, consigning it to state
fuel administrators with drafts at
tached. Government to Buy Coal.
The goernment will buy all coal
mined where industries are forbidden
to receive it. A .'uni of $25,000,000
will be set aside tor the purpose.
Food industries without exception
will be permitted, to operate on full
time, according to an interpretation
of the order' made public by Food
Food Not Affected.
"It is my understanding," said Mr.
Hoover, "that the order does not in
clude grain elevators, grain mills,
bakeries, stock , yards,., meat-packing
establishments, cold storage plants,
sugar factories or any other form of
the food industry." ' '
In , special orders issued by the
fuel administration last night con
cerns . packing beans, canning milk
and roasting couee tor government
contract also are exempted. Manu
facturers of optical glass are allowed
to operate on government orders.
Support .From Labor.
Support of the measure, despite the
fact that organized labor would be
one of the chief, sufferers, has been
announced by Samuel Gompers, pres
ident of the American Federation of
Labor. v '
Mr. Gompers, however, expressed
doubt that the ' five-day . suspension
was the best way to meet the situa
tion and suggested that all industries
be ' placed on an eight-hour day
BUY COATS SATURDAY
Never again will you -encounter
such startling Bargains. . .
Many ' hundreds of beautiful
Coats are offered at Prices which
border on the sensational ' ' ,
See Display Ad en Page 5
. JULIUS ORKIN
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If you are embarrassed by S pimply,
blotchy, unsightly complexion, try Resi
nol Ointment and Resinol Soapregvlarfy
for a week and see if they do not begin to '
make a blessed difference in your skin.
Rolnal Sop ind Rtrinat i
Ointment u told by ail drat -ftatt.
Try Uwai tnd M how
boAcUl lhf in not only tor
thtakia but tor th hlr, loo.
When Writing to Our
Advertisers Mention '
Seeing It in The Bee.
THE BbE: OMAHA, SAlURPAY, JAilUAft'l
Plan Huge Demonstration in
-Manchester to Protest Un
equal Distribution of
London, Jan. 18. Popular dissat
isfaction' with the food distribution
will be forcibly expressed at Man
chester January 26, when, according
to a decision just reached, 100(000
workers in the Manchester engineer
ing shops will cease work for a day
with the purpose of protesting against
the unequal distribution of food and
demanding a general rationing order. 1
The engineers are supported By the
Manchester and Salford labor coun
cil, and similar demonstrations are to
be held simultaneously in Salford,
Eccles, Altrincham and Stretford.
Men Are Suspicious.
According to the leaders of the en
gineers, there is deep dissatisfaction
and suspicion among the men, who
believe that the difficulties are "due
less to shortage of food than to un
They cite instances of the men hav
ing to start work in the morning
without food, owing to the inability
of their wives to obtain it. the pre
ceding day. The feeling is insistent
that an immediate compulsory '"ra
tioning system is necessary, appli
cable alike to rich and poor.,
Farmers' Grain Company
Buys $500 Liberty Bonds
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 18 (Special.)
The stockholders of the Farmers'
Grain, Lumber and Coal company
of Wymore held their annual meet
ing at Wymore yesterday afternoon
and authorized the directors to pur
chase $1,000 of war saving certifi
cates and $500 in Liberty bonds.
The following officers were elected:
President, L. D. Adkins; vice presi
dent, W. J. Kelly; secretary, J. A.
Reuling, treasurer, W. B. Kier.
Henry Lang yesterday ordered
cane seed for 200 acres which will
be planted in Gage county the com
ing spring by farmers who have ar
ranged to plant small tracts in order
to help win the war. ' '
Guy King, a farmer living six
miles northwest of Beatrice and
Miss Minnie M. Miller of Pickrell,
were married at Lincoln "yesterday.
They will make their home on a
farm near this city.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
fin clothing scoured wool was
soiling al 60c per pound in 1914
in November, 1917, the same
grade was quoted at $1.68 par
pound. . ...
BROWNING-KING & CO.
For Future Needs.
Old Price. Still Prevail
. On Our
FOR MEN AND
We Are Featuring
Excellent Values at
$18, $20, $22
and $25 f
These Prices Mean a Sav
ing of a Third or More If
Semi-Annual Sale of
. V.A THE STORE
Y'V I OP THE TOWN
GEO. T. WILSON, Mgr.
KILLS HIS WIFE,
. TAKESOWN LIFE
St. Joseph Man Insane With
Jealousy Slashes Wife's
Throat With Razor; Dangh
' ter Finds Bodies.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 18. (Special
Telegram.) James Hushes, mill
wright in the packing plant of Swift
& Co. here, killed his wife by slash
ing her throat with a razor early this
morning, and then used the same im
plement to take his own life.
The most horrifying detail of the
affair was the finding of the body of
her father by his favorite daughter,
Sylvia, a 10-year-old girl, who drew
the razor from his throat and then
fell nnnn the flnnr in a faint.
Husher last night accused his wife
of receiving attentions from a soldier
who had been here on furlough, pur
ing the argument the soldier is said
to have come to the house and he and
Husher engaged in a fist fight, during
which the army man received a black
eye. ,Hus!ier then took from the Visi
tor a ring which Mrs. Husher had
This morning Mrs. Husher demand
ed that the ring be restored to her
and when her husband refused a
violent quarrel foMowed. Husher
grabbed a razor from a nearby place
and cut his . wife's throat. She ran
from the house screaming and fell
dead oji the porch of the home of a
neighbor, August Amos. j
As she ran her cries attracted the
attention of the daughter, Sylvia, who
was outside th: house, and 'she hur
ried within to tell her rather that her
mother was dying, finding him as
stated. v ' "
,, - Look for Soldier.
The police are investigating with
a view to finding just who the soldier
concerned is and where he belongs.
He is said to be stationed at Fort
Sill and to have come supposedly on
furlough some days ago. A peculiar
incident is the fact that yesterday
he wore no uniform, but wore his leg
gings and hat. '
The Hushers were well known in
of Washable Leather
Favored for street, wear because
of their washable qualities.
Shown in white, gray,' putty,
Newport, Smyrna, $2.25, $2.50,
$2.75 a pair.
' ' .
Plenty of Yarns
for Your Knitting y
White, light and dark gray
' ' and khaki in medium and
heavy weights. It will prob
ably save your time to come
here first, because we can un
doubtedly Bupply the (yarns
Lessons in knitting daily, 10
to) 12, 3 to 5. ;:
-. " :. ' .
Art NetdUwork, Third Floor
(. , i ..;
at Special .Prices
Sandalwood Toilet Soap, 8&c
Cucumber Hand Lotion, 25c.'
Pumice' Stone 5c a cake. '
Children's COATS All Go
at Half Usual Prices
Twenty-three Coats in all, mostly 2 to 6 year
sizes; coats of black plush, gray chinchilla,
navy, dark t green, Cope Blue and cardinal.
$6 Coats -$9.50
.$11.50 Coata -
$22.00 COATS, at $11.00
Saturday is the time to choose
a new blouse or separate skirt
. pattern for; very little money.
These are 'new fancies' from
, our regular stock : .1
Sold Up to $3 Yard;
Saturday at Two Prices,
r $U49 and $1.89 a yard.,
for Winter Wear
Silk Boot Hose in black and
white -with tops and soles of,
. lisle, 85c a pair. ,
Pure Thread Silk Hose with
A lisle tops and soles. In all the
popular shades, $1.25 a pair.
Belding's Satin Panne
$2 Quality, $1.69 a Yard
, An excellent petticoat and
lining material in a good
assortment of colors, $1.69
a yard. .
Comforters, $2.98 :'
Full siie, ; 72x84, comforters
covered with silkoline, filled '
with a good grade of cotton,
winter weight; special, $2.98.
Cotton Blankets ,
Saturday, $3.25 a Pair
A very good grade of cotton ,
blankets (size 74x80), in plain
gray with fancy borders,' a
K good winter weight; specially,
priced $3.25 a pair., '
Fire in French C "
Village Put Out
By U.S. Soldier 8
(Br Associated Frew.)
With the American Army in
France, Wednesday, Jan. 16. The
army fire department proved its
usefulness today, even, with part of
the out-of-date apparatus in a small
village where the troops are quar
tered, when it extinguished a blaze
which started in a hay loft and
threatened to spread to other build
ings in the village.
This was the first fire that had
occurred in the village in 53 years.'
The fire apparatus has 'not been
changed since 1743, the date which
the hand pump still bears.
When the alarm , sounded ' the
Americans got , out1 the old, hand
pump, but, finding that it was rusty
and impossible of use, took off the
leather hose, which is still in. good
condition, coupled it to a pump and
threw water into the blazing loft, ,
their section of the city and were sup
posedly , an ideally married couple.
Five children survive, the oldest be
ing 16 and the-youngest 4 years old.
A brother of Husher runs a large
grocery store here.
.PLAN TO BRIANS
(CoDtlnqed From Far One.) '
ernor was given to understand that
his withdrawal, from. the race for the
senatorship, leaving a clear track fdr
Senator Hitchcock for renomination,
meant that the Omaha influences in
the democratic party would be behind
the tnen governor for the democratic
nominat:cn for the United States sen
ate in 1918. ' .
Must Beat Howard.
The recent visit of Senator Hitch
cock to Nebraska, the lightning visit
of Mr. Mullen, democratic national
committeeman, to Lincoln and recent
developments indicate that everything
will be sacrificed,, all former agree
ments shelved in order to defeat Lieu
tenant Governor Howard for the nom
ination in that party for. the United
States senate. It is well known that
A sale of all odd numbers and
'styles soiled from showing.
Brassieres and bandeaux are
a, necessity to every woman
' -wearing a low bust corset. (
. ' . "
... .These Economies Saturday J,
Brassieres and Bandeaux sold
formerly for $lr $1.50, $2,
$2.50 and $3 C
On Sale Saturday at '
59c,69c, 79c, $1.29
' Corsets, 'Third Floor
, $12.50 Coats $6.25
$16.50 Coata .- $8.25
$17.50 Coata A $8.75
Have You Ever
Seen Such Fine
' The best fancy shoes for
. street and dress wear. In
light and dark' , gray,
ivory, white, brown and
.black kid. Sold up to
$14 a pair, d O OP
r Saturday, OtftD
Shoes sold up to $12 a
. pair. In black, brown,..
brown kid with white kid
tops and gray
ft Black Kid and Patent
Leather Shoes in all sizes,
' sold up to $7.50 a pair.
Remarkable rf k ( r
values, Sat. PVO
the political triumvirate which has
controlled the destinies of the. demo
cratic party since it has.been in power
in Nebraska, is trying to get Governor
Neville to come out as a . candidate
for the United' States senate. They
believe as he was successful in defeat
ing,the Bryans in 1916, he again can
pull the trick in 1918. ,
Anxious for War Service.
It is pretty well understood that the
governor is anxious to get into war
service. He is mighty tired of having
politicians try to pull him about, and
he has not forgotten the raw deal
given him irt his recent efforts to serve
his country at the head of the Seventh
regiment. Inside history.of that deal,
it is said would make mighty inter
esting reading, but just now the doors
appear to be closed against criticism
and the story may not be written for
some time to come.
Broatch Harmony Plan.
A well known democrat who is
pretty close to the entire situation, has
disclosed the story that at the time
Mr. Mullen came to Lincoln to see
the governor, a messenger was dis
patched to the office of the right-hand
man ;of Charles W. Bryan, and a
proposition held up before his eyes
that if Mr. Bryan would join with the
triumvirate in convincing Governor
Neville that he ought to get into the
race, that he would receive in return
the support of the bunch for the demo
cratic nomination for governor.
The information is given that Mr.
Bryan's political manager refused to
receive any proposition from a second
hand source, declaring that if Mr. Mul
len had anything to offer in the way
of compromise he should see Mr.
Bryan personally,' Mr. Mullen went
back to Omaha and later to Washing
ton, without seeing Mr. Bryan per
sonally. However, it is possible he
may come to Lincoln when he gets
back and meet the ex-mayor "face to
face, as a man talketh to his friend."
Morehead Being Ditched.
In the meantime former Governor
Morehead is considering whether to
becoming a candidate for the United
States senate without waiting to see
if such action meets the approval of
the Omaha triumvirate which so
far has been able to make democrat
ic candidates at will. Governor
Morehead has been in Lincoln since
Monday talking over matters with
the people out in the state, for I
' n i n
e wamton Lenter Tor
Choose Any Petticoat
In Our Entire Stock
Considered From Every Viewpoint
THIS LINEN SALE
Is, Without Question, Our Best
Irish Linen Damatk
By the Yard "
. A heavy quality of pure linen
- damask, a rare article on to
S2.00 (72-inch) Damask, $1.65
a yard. -
' $2.50 (72-inch) Damask, $2.25
a yard. ' ;
Irish Linen Cloths
Very fine qualities in a great
variety J of decorative round '
designs that will . be sure to
$13.50 (2x2-yd.) cloths, $10.89
$20. (2x2 K -yd.) Cloths, $15.
$25 (2x3-yd.) Cloths, $17.50.
, i -a.
Is Not a Bit Backward in Offering
Saturday a lot of (vry choice
neckwear, wide end silk four-in-hands,
in good patterns and col
ors, will go at 55c. '
- Bath Robe Every one in stock
is reduced Saturday; tuchan op
portunity if worth investigating.
Odd firm en ti in twepieea un
derwear, qualities sold up to $1,
Saturday, 50c a garment ' " .
To the Left
somehow he has an idea in his head
that the people ought to have some
thing to say as to who the candi-i
dates of the democratic party should
be and if he throws his hat in the
ring, it will be not at the instance
of any bunch of political bosses, but
because he belives his candidacy
will be approved. It is possible
before the week ends his announce-
mentjWill be made.
Howard Is Warlike.
Another democratic ' candidate1 1
who has not consulted with the um
virate in entering the race is Attor
ney General Reed. Mr. Reed pro
poses to stand on his .record and let .
nature take its course.
Lieutenant Governor Howard,
who has been in Lincoln all the
week, says he is' not at all alarmed
over the activities of the Hitchcock-Mullen-Corey
iick'em to a stand still, and don't
ou forget it," he said today, "When
this campaign opens, you are going
to see some doing that will open the
eyes of the people and no political 9
pirate can dictate to me whether I
shall become a candidate for any
office." - 4
So with all this "harmony" in the
democratic party there is likely to
be inuch doing in the next few
New Community Theater
Opened at Table Rock
Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 18. (Spe
cial.) The new theater in the Com
munity building at Table Rock, which
has just been completed, is one of the
finest io the state. The name of the
building was announced Monday night
and it was the "Ideal" theater. When
the vote had been canvassed it was
fouiid that 21 patrons had voted for
A civil sejvice examination for rural .
route carriers was recently held at the '
court house at Pawnee City. Those
taking the examination were Robert
Shrader, Thomas Byrne, William
Haight, J. J. Crouch, James Bascom,
James Pinkerton, Ralph Pinkertoif,
Frank Morse. J. E. Anderson, Everett
Wilson and Ed Miller. The examina
tion was in charge o." R. B. Enslow,
local civil service secretary. t
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
Saturday for $3.95
. ' - ' . " , .;,
Jersey Top Petticoats,
Taffeta Flounce Petti
coats, Satin and Taffeta
Petticoats in all of the
most fashionable shades
Priced regularly up to $ 1 0
All Sales Final No CO. D.'s
Napkins to Match
$13.50 (22-in.) Napkins, $l6.00
$17.50 (25-in.) Napkins, $13.89
(Thirteen Pieces) .
$7.50 Madeira Sets, $4.89.
. $8.75 Madeira Sets, $5.89.
$10 Madeira Sets, $6.89.
$13.50 Madeira Sets, $7.89.
$25 Madeira Sets, $13.89..
Real Irish Crochet
(Thirteen Pieces) -
$7.50 Sets will be sold
Saturday for only $5.
Many Other Values Not
. Advertised Here.
Knit and Silk Muffler at re
duced prices, ranging from $1.25
to $5. A splendid assortment of
colors. r.;v- . .. ..: :
THE SHIRT SALEOur entire
stock of Manhattan, Eagle and
Arrow Shirts MUCH LESS.
THAN USUAL; soft and stiff ;
cuff styles in madras, flannel,
fibre and all silk. Select yours
Saturday. THE PRICES ARE
As You Enter.