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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JAINUARY 20, 1918.
BOARD TO ALLOW
! Director McAdoo Appoints
Four Prominent Men to De
cide All Pending Labor
' (By .Worlated Press.)
j Washington.. Jan. 19. Dirtceor
"General McAdoo announced tonight
appointment of a railroad wage com
emission of four public men to analyze
jind recommend action on all wage
jmd labor questions pending before
3ns government railroad administra
tion, including the railway brother
1 At the same time the director gen
eral put into effect a new system of
government railroad administration
jy dividing the country into three
pperating regions, east, south and
Svest, and placed a railroad executive
fit the head of each as his rcprescnta
The waire commission consists o
Secretary Lane, Interstate Commerce
Commissioner C C McChord, Judge
J.-Harry Covington, chief justice of
the District of Columbia supreme
court, and William R. Willcox, who
fonight announced his resignation as
chairman of the republican national
i The committee will hear all labor
(omplaints or petitions, make careful
lvestigations . and reconittiend a
course of action to Mr. McAdoo.
f Smith in Charge of East.
In charge of eastern railroads Mr.
McAdoo retained A. H. Smith, presi
dent of the New York Central, who
has acted as assistant to the director
general with headquarters in New
York. B. H. Aishton, president of
the Chicago & Northwestern, was ap
pointed regional director for territory
west of the Mississippi river with
Headquarters at Chicago, boutheast
trn roads were assigned to C. H.
tfarkham, president of the Illinois
antral with headquarters in Atlanta.
1 he directors will undertake to su
iervise general transportation nrob
fma of their districts and will be the
field marshals of the central organ!
ration which the director general is
expected to form permanently in a
day or two. This organization proba
bly will consist of five or six divisions,
vith a chief of each.
Explaining the purpose of the wage
:ommission,' Mr. McAdoo. said: . .
"The commission has been appoint
;d with a view to' ' determining the
wages tor the different classes of la
for upon the railroads. It will begin
its work at once and will Veport to
the director general, giving its recom
mendations in general terms aa to
changes that 6houId be made. Upon
this report the director general will
make a decision.,
Wilson Endorses Plan.
"The creation of this commission is
the culmination of a large number of
complaints and demands of the em
ployes which have been pending be
fore the: railroad managers for tome
time pa$t and were brought to the
attention oi ine Director general snort
ly after the assumption of the opera
tion of the railroads by the govern
ment." Although Mr. McAdoo has made no
announcement of this policy, it is gen
erally believed that a number of wage
increases will be allowed.
Kaiser; Extends Barred
j Zone as Blow, at U.S.
- Amsterdam, Jan. 19. The recent
extension by Germany of the barred
zone to ; the waters around the
Azores and Cape . Verde islands is
presumed by the Lokal Anzeiger of
Berlin, in a recent issue, to be due to
me posstDinty tnat they might serve
as tsserabling . points for American
troop transports and supply ships,
while good harbors and useful cable
stations on a part of the African
mainland were also Included in the
zone for the same reason.
The newspaper. expressed' the ex
pectation that from the new exten
sion of the zone will come a weak
ening of effort of Germany's ene
mies because of the necessity of
spreading the anti-U-boat defense
measures over a much larger, area.
German Money Depreciates
In Value in Week
London, Jaa. 19,The value of the
German mark has fallen sharply on
neutral ; exchanges in the last few
days, reflecting;, loss, of confidence in
neutr.. countries regarding the out
come of the ' peace negotiations at
Brest-Litovsk and the present condi
tion of internal affairs in Germany.
In Berne, exchange on Berlin, which
early this month was 90, Is 83.10. In
Christian! it has fallen within a week
from 62.72 to 60.25; at Stockholm,
from 60.50 -to-57.50; at Copenhagen,
from 65.75 to 62.50; at Amsterdam,
from 47.55 on January 3 to 41.65 yes
terday. Mechanics Who Enlist "
; Must Be Number 1 Men
(From ft Stiff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 19.--(Special.) Me
chanics who desire to enlist for serv
ice in France in different mechanical
lines must be able to qualify as first
class menas the;government has no
tified thf labor department of this
state that none but those well quali
fied in the lines of work they are fill
ing can be received.
There is not' time to go into an ex
tensive examination at lheasscmbly
camps and Care must be. taken that
men who can do the work assigned
them are. selected. , ' ' ' ,"
'' 1m4mn.11 ii
German Soldiers Killed ...
In Railway Accident
Berlin, Jan. 19. (Via London.) A
German official statement issued Fri
day says '.that 25 soldiers on leave
from" - the front were killed and a
similar number faijured when three
passenger cars fell Into " the' River
Nahe, which was swollen in flood. :
The accident was caused by the
washing away off adam." - , - t" -
Judge lindsey Offered
r , Foreign Commission
Washington, Jan.- 19. Judge Ben
D. Lindsey of Denver has b en offered
a commission to go to France and
England at a rpnrrcrnlitiv. f ),.
committee on public, information to
tad war conditions among women
and children, .,
Senator Declares Germany
And Pope Plan Peace'Move
(By Associated Fran.) ...
Washington, Jan. 19. Germany and Pope Benedict, Senator Lewis of
Illinois, declared today, both are planning new, early peace movements.
"I have reason to know," said Senator Lewis, "that Berlin expects to
withdraw her peace proposals to the Bolsheviki and make new proposals,
but proposals, which will be applicable not only to Russia, but to all her
"I have information," he continued, "that the pope is planning with
the acquiescence of Italy, another effort toward peace.
For these reasons. Senator Lewis stated, he intended to defer discus
sion of his senate resolution proposing endorsement of the president's
WAR COUNCIL BILL
Measure to Create Director of
Munitions Approved by Senate
Military Committee; Pas
(By Associated Pre.)
Washington, Jan. 19. Radical
changes in the government's war
making machinery are proposed in
bills to establish a war council of
three members, all powerful under
the president, and to create a di
rector of war munitions, approved
today by the icnate military com
mittee. The bill for a director of muni
tions was placed before the senate
today and that for the war council
will be introduced by Chairman
Both measures have virtually the
unanimous support of the commit
tee. So far there has been no in
timation of what may be the, atti
tude of President Wilson.
The bill proposes that the three
members of the war council shall
be appointed by the president, with
confirmation by the senate, and be
directly under the oresident and
above the cabinet in authority, with
power to "supervise, control and di
rect all departments, bureaus and
agencies of the government in the
prosecution of the war."
It is proposed that the council
members shall have no other duties
than to form and execute, with the
president's approval and co-opera
tion, broaa war policies and decide
priority and disputes between the
different departments and bureaus.
The director of munitions, also a
f 'residential appointment and con
irmed by the senate, would have
authority to control production, dis
tribution and transportation of war
supplies under the policies of the
president and the wir council.
Reported Luxburg Past
Buenos Aires. Jan. 19. The direc
tor of the German hospital has in
formed the foreign office that the con
dition of Count von Luxburg, former
minister to Argentina steadily has be
come worse, (fount von Luxburg now
has been in the hospital five weeks
suffering from a nervous breakdown,
Foreign office officials apparently
are attempting to keep Von Luxburg's
condition a secret, but it is reported
that he is becoming insane.
ENGLAND HAS VAST
STORE OF WEALTH
May Issue Bonds Bearing High
Rate of Interest to Attract
the Small Investors.
London, Jan. 19. The Parliamen
tary committee apointed to consider
the question of issuing premium bonds
has reported against such a step "at
the present time, or until further ef
forts have been made to make the
present issues more attractive to in
The committee expressed the opin
ion that the opportunities of invest
ment for the general public were suf
ficient to obtain their free support
and that there was a considerable un
tapped source of investment which
might be obtained for war needs by
the means of an issue of bonds which
would, by its speculative element, at
tract small investors.
Big Resources Untouched.
The committee, however, doubted
whether the amount so obtained
would justify a change of such a con
tentious character in the financial
methods of the country, while the
legislation necessary tor the issue ol
premtum bonds, would be difficult to
The committee arrived at the con
clusion that from 80,000,000 to 100,.
000,000 pounds yearly might be ex'
pected from sources at present un
Defies Garfield's Order;
Factories in Full Swing
Vincennes, Ind., Jan. 19. Every
factory and manufacturing plant
in Knox county, Indiana, was
operating full force today. J. IL
Jones, county fuel administrator, de
clared he would not close the fac
tories, lacking official orders. He
asserted there was plenty of coal and
he could see no reason why work
should not continue.
U. S. Takes Over Industry
Of Ammonia Fertilizer
Washington, Jan. 19. The impor
tation, manufacture, storage and dis
tribution of ammonia for fertilizer
purposes is to be taken over by the
government by a proclamation issued
by President Vilson. The indus
try will be tinder the immediate di
rection of the secretary of agriculture.
There can be no efficiency
-until the right man is
clothed with authority and
"Men are nothing a MAN
is everything." The vital
truth of that quotation is be
ing driven home to we Amer
icans every day.
The satanic efficiency of
the Hun armies is due to the
fact that the despicable but
autocratic Kaiser is central
ized authority personified. '
He gives orders the masses execute them.
' Our brilliant Allies each worthy of all the encomiums
we can bestow have lacked the unity of thought that
centralization of power alone can give and the war has
lingered on because of it.
The strong carried the weak the brilliant attack
failed because there were too many leaders. Russia,
with her millions, fell by the wayside America takes her
place and at last the world is waking up to the fact that
ONE MAN MUST LEAD though many may counsel.
And, by way of prophecy, let me say that man is go
ing to be AN AMERICAN and victory only awaits that
The human Wain is the centralized authority in our
bodies. It commands us to see, to hear, to walk, to stand
still and thcorgans obej.
That is the basis of this dental office the assumption
of responsibility by myself was not taken lightly or with
out due thought.
,V I am responsible morally, legally and financially for
every piece of work done in this office hence my care in
selecting only first-class Dentists as my associates. If a
piece of work is faulty, that patient is coming back indig
nantjustly so hence I save the unpleasantness and
double expense of such proceedings, by specifying that
the best material as well as the best workmanship MUST
enter into everg bit of work done here.
Then to make prices within the resch of everyone, I installed
J labor-saving machinery, gold-saving devices employed expert dental
mechanics and gold workers to handle the mechanical work and
leave my skilled operators free to devote all their time to patients. '
One thousand and one little details that must be attended to.
: by the, manager never enter into the daily routine of my operators
-yet. none of them work harder nor longer than I.
"I have applied centralized power to dentistry but from a
democratic rather than an autocratic viewpoint-and it has made
.possible better dentistry at a vast saving of time and money for
the public. ... -- .... ......
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May Form New Senate Pat
terned After Red Assembly
. In Petrograd; Protest Ac
tion of Bolsheviki.
Stockholm, Jan. 18. Hourgeoise
circles in llelsingfors are disquieted
over rumors of a coming socialist rev
olutionary uprising and the forcible
dissolution of the Diet and the forma
tion of a senate after the Bolsheviki
The Svenska Da'gbladet's Kapa
randa correspondent reports famine
conditions in various places in Russia.
People Eating Oats.
In the Orenburg district there has
been no bread since Christmas, and
in a large part of the government of
Nizhni Novgorod. ' there beine no
prospect of getting bread, the people
are eating oats, which also are be
coming scarce. Hunger riots are re
ported in the governments of Kos
troma and Tver.
A protest published in the local
Social Demokraten shows that Bol
sheviki have confined in the St. Peter
and St. Paul fortress in Petrograd a
number of socialist opponents of For
eign Minister Trotzky, including sev
eral of the most prominent of the
former ' revolutionary leaders in
Amonu them is M. Eramson. who
has been known since the first Duma
as a tireless agitator for freedom.
Germany Will Hold Out in Face
of Famine and Discouragement
(By Aworlatod Pram.)
Amsterdam, Jan. 19. In introducing the budget in the Prussian diet
Wednesday, Finance Minister Hermet announced the necessity for in
creased taxation, but expressed confidence in Germany's ability to hold
out economically. 1
"Despite internal political convulsions," said the finance minister, "we
have a feeling of relief in the consciousness that we can economically
hold out, even if the dearness and scarcity of foodstuffs should increase.
The general morale also has suffered under war conditions but. of what
significance is that when we remember pur brilliant military position,
created by the incomparable and glorious deeds of our army and fleet.
"Even though many hindrances bar our way to peace, peace is on the
march and the longer the western powers are recalcitrant, the more
favorable to us will be peace terms."
London, Jan. 19. The attitude of
the Austrians in the present German
political situation may be gathered
from an article published in the Frem
denblatt of Vienna, organ of Count
Czernin, the Austrian foreign minis
ter, whjch sharply deals with rumors
that Prince von Buelow is engaged in
intrigues against Count von Hertling
in order that he may become German
The article denounces von Buelow
as a traitor against Austria-Hungary,
saying that he offered Italy Austro
Hungarian territory, and also gives
expression to the dissatisfaction of
the Austrian government with the
agitation of the German annexation
ists for the incorporation of the great
Polish districts in the German em
pire, which it asserts would be a blow
at Austrian interests.
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GUN SEIZURE BY
Amsterdam, Jan. 19. Commenting
on a statement by the war minister to
the Netherlands parliament concern
ing the alleged detention in America
of 1,000 machine guns and 100,000,000
cartridges which had been bought and
oaid for bv the Dutch government.
fThe Hague Nieuwe Courant protests
indignantly against such treatment by
a friendly nation.
The newspaper declares the holding
up of the arms and ammunition is
profoundly humiliating and amounts
to a cool denial of Holland's good
faith, and asks whether it is in Ameri
ca's interest to deprive a neutral state
of the means to defend its neutrality.
Jap Envoy Recalled.
A Tacific Port, Jan., 19. Dr. Ai
mura Sato, Japanese ambassador to
the United States arrived today on
his way from Washington to Tokio.
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