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IS DESIRED BY
Prime Minister Tells Labor
Leaders That Austrian Gov
ernment is Seeking Early
(Bjr AMetate4 Pre.)
Vienna, Sunday, Jan. 20. (Via Am
sterdam to London, Jan. 21,) "It is
his majesty's wish to end the war at
the soonest moment possible by an
"In pursuance of this desire the gov
ernment of the dual monarchy has
done everything in its power and will
continue to do everything possible to
bring about moat speedily general
Entente Rejected Peace Offer.
"If only a separate peace with Rus
sia is practicable now the responsibil
ity rests solely with the entente pow.
ers which have rejected repeatedly
our peaee offers."
These striking statements were
made today by Dr. von Seydler, the
Austrian prime minister, in the course
of a speech at an important confer
ence between the government and the
labor leaders in the minister's room
in Parliament house.
Those present included Count von
TOggenburg, minister of the interior:
Lieutenant General Ciapp, minister of
defense, and Labor Representatives
Adler, Seitx and others.
Serious Time at Present.
After announcing the present se
rious time demanded harmony In
labor circles and a clear and sincere
discussion of all problems, the
premier made his announcement on
Afterward he pro:eeded to disavow
any aims at conquest and declared
that the government continues its ad
herence in the belief tht interna
tional agreement regarding disarma
ment and arbitration courts could
form a suitable basis for a general
peace. , t ;
The premier insisted that, as far as
Austria was concerned, the negotia
tions with Russia should not be ship
wrecked on projects of territorial
The government, he added, re
garded Poland : as an . independent
state with independent relations with
the monarchy, "although, of course,"
he continued, "we shall preserve the
constitutional influence of the legis
lative bodies of both states of the
monarch in this, settlement,
"It is therefore far from our In
tention to .dictate to Poland regard
ing its relationship with us," said the
WAR CABINET IS
DOOMED BY FIGHT
, MADEBY WILSON
; (Continued Tnm rse On.)
reeonvenes, Senators Chamberlain,
Hitchcock and Wadsworth today an.
nounced, they will make a "straight
out fight orT the merits" of the war
Democratic Leader Martin and
others supporting the president's po
sition are preparing to oppose refer
ence of the war cabinet bill to the
The president's assertion that he
had learned of the war reorganisa
tion legislation only "second hand"
was flatly contradicted today by
military committee members.
; They said both Senators Chamber
lain and Hitchcock advised the pres.
idejnt last week of the proposed leg
islation and that the president had
written a letter stating his opposi
tion. - I
They pointed out also that a copy
of the war cabinet bill was left last
Saturday by Senator Hitchcock with
The president's statement that war
operations had been delayed by the
congressional investigations, in call
ing officials - stid officers from their
duties to appear before committees,
also was disputed by committee
members, who pointed out that when
Major Generals Crosier and Sharpe
testified before the military commit
tee thev had been relieved of their
duties, i respectively, as chief of
ordinance and quartermaster general.
War Prices at Annual
: v Sale of Furs in St. Louis
v St Louis, Mo., Jan. 22. A Siberian
sable, slightly larger than a man's
hand, was sold at the international
fur auction here today for $250.
Twelve thousand Kolinsky were
sold for a total of $15,000, and 352.000
mole skins brought $105,600. White
fox pelts are scarce and prices are
high. A thousand skins brought $35,
000. A single cross fox skin brought
Siberian sables on sale were heav
ily furred and New York firms
bought liberally. Before the war
these 'pelts went to European mar
kets, but the best market now is in
the United States.
Rail Man Says Travelers '
Must "Hooverize" on Luxuries
, Hooverizing is to be applied to
many .f the luxuries of travel in the
opinion of George B. Haynes, gen
eral passenger agent of the Milwaukee
"Conservation is absolutely essen
tial to the welfare of the nation in
the present crisis." he says. "If the
railroads do this the trade marks of
the various lines, for which they have
expended millions of dollars as indi
vidual systems, will never be forgot
ten, but will bear added weight when
this struggle has been brought to a
successful conclusion and normal busi
ness conditions again prevail.
Thomas Falconer Boosted
' As Candidate for Counci
A meeting to promote the candidacy
of -Thomas Falconer for the city
council was held Monday night in
City National Bank building. Carl
Herring, . L. Bradley. Dan Vhitney,
F. W. Fitch and Edward Simon were
the chief promoters of the project.
Mr. raiconer is now a member ot tbe
Peace and Food;
Mobs Loot Shops
(ConUao4 Frees Pe On.)
erto, cereal potatoes, sugar and coal
being for the time accepted. AH pas
senger farts on state railways will be
incressed 50 per cent beginning on
December 1, 1917. it is expected that
this increase of railway fares will
yield 50,000,000 kronen more to the
state than in 1913.
German- and Hungary increased
their fares sometime ago. In Hungary
the railway fares for traveling on aq
express train, first class, was in
creased by 120 per cent, in an ordinary
train 100 per cent, and in the case of
third class fares the increase was 90
percent in express trains and 70 per
cent in ordinary trains."
Tuberculosis on Increase.
The insufficiency of food and sani
tary conditions has the effect of an
nually causing the death of 120,000
persons from tuberculosis. A deputy
in the Reichsgat reminded the gov
ernment that 33 per cent of all deaths
in Vienna in 1917 was due to Tuber
culosis, and that 70 per cent of the
deaths among the discharged soldiers
was due to the same cause.
There is an insufficient supply of
sugar in iVenna. The people obtain
sugar tickets, but there is no sugar
available. The main difficulty lies in
the transport facilities, The monthly
consumption in Austria amounts to
1,900 wagons, but now already 4,000
wagons cannot be delivered, and
every day there are 100 wagons less
than are required.
Two-Year Search for German
Ends With His Arrest
Chicago, Jan. 22. Max Breitung of
New York is held at detective head
quarters here today on request from
Washington that he be detained.
Breitung was indicted more than
two years ago in New York on a
charge of complicity in plots to blow
up munitions factories and has been
at liberty under $2,000 bonds.
New York, Jan. 22. Max Brel
tung's internment as a dangerous
enemy alien is expected to follow his
arrest in Chicago, federal officials
here Indicated today.
Until the entrance of the United
States into the war last April, Brei
tung had been at liberty on bond
based on his appeal from the convic
tion of Lieutenant Robert Fay, Ger
man, and other alleged accomplices
of his In bomb plots. Decision on his
appeal is still held in abeyance.
When war was declared, however,
the status of Breitung with the federal
authorities Immediately changed and
Department of Justice operatives
were put on his trail.
Breitung had eluded capture for
months, the pursuit taking the men
to Washington, Buffalo, Baltimore,
Milwaukee, Detroit and other places.
U, S. Supreme Court Acts
On Nebraska Appeal Cases
Washington, Jan. 22. (Special
Telegram.) The supreme court to
day affirmed with costs the appeal
esse of the Union Pacific sgainst
Ella Huxoll, a personal injury suit,
The supreme court also reversed
with costs and remanded the case of
Edward Bates, plaintiff in error,
against Lucie Bodie, defendant. The
parties In this case were married in
Nebraska in 1889. In 1916 they
moved to Benton county, Arkansas,
where they continued to reside as
man and wife until 1910. when divorce
proceedings were instituted by Bates.
Mrs. Bates (nee Bodie) filed a cross
bill praying for divorce in her favor
and . for alimony in her bill. She
showed that Bates owned considerable
property both in Arkansas and in
York county, Nebraska. A decree
swarding the divorce to Mrs. Bates
was entered. It restored her maiden
name and allowed her $5,000 "in full
for alimony." In 1911 the former
Mrs. Bates, under her maiden name
of Bodie, brought suit for additional
slimony and, after long litigation,
obtained an allowance of $10,000. But
this ruling of the Nebraska court is
Win Change Womerj's Shoes
To Conserve Leather
Boston. Tan. 22. ftenrtsentitlvei
oi tne iew tntrmnd shoe trd will
confer with members of the commer.
cisl economy hoard in New York to
morrow regarding further changes in
styles for women s shoes for fall, with
a view to conserving leather.
At conferences here dealers agreed
that cloth tons wu'.d be nonnlsr.
tnis metnoa ot manufacture would re
suit in' a great saving of leather.
Colonel Roosevelt Is In
Capital for Conference
Washington, Jan. 22. Colonel
Roosevelt tame to town today and re
ceived a steady stream of callers at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nich
The colonel frankly said his pur
pose in coming to the capital now
was to help speed up the war and
confer with friends in congress. He
disclaimed any purpose of replying to
Senator Stone's speech in the senate
Nugent Named to Succeed
Late Senator Brady
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 22. John F. Nu
gent of Boise was todsy appointed
United States senator by Governor
Alexander to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Senator Brady,
The appointment will hold until a
successor is named in November.
Kansas Woman Thoroughly Convinced
of that Superior Qualities of C & G
Nerro and Bon Liniment.
Mrs. R. K. Allen of Kensington,
Kans., wntes: I had an almost con
stant pain in my shoulder for over
two years. 1 tried practically every
thing;, but no relief. I sent for a small
bottle of your G & G Nerve and Bone
Liniment and it worked wonders.. It
relieved me at once."
Such testimony as the above is
convincing evidence of the superior
qualities oiQsu Nerve and Bene
Uniment as compared with other ex
ternal preparations. This liniment
may be procured from your druggist.
Insist on the genuine, as substitution
THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1918.
Exciting Fight In Air Nea; Ver
dun Won by French Aviators;
Thousands of Soldiers
(Bjr A meets ted fres.)
With the French Army in France,
Jan. 21. Thousands of soldiers in
the vicinity of Verdun Saturday wit
nessed a most exciting air fight,
which ended in the destruction of
three German machines.
In the afternoon of the first bright
day for weeks a squadron of six
enemy machines appeared above the
ruined city of Verdun.
Vhile a heavy barrage from the
French artillery greeted them, three
French chasing machines ascended in
an endeavor to cut off the retreat of
One of the enemy flyers attacked
a French observation balloon, which
it set t,n fire, the occupant of the
balloon dropping in his parachute to
safety. One of the French chasers
caught this machine with his gun fire
and sent it crashing to the ground.
Then the same Frenchman pursued
the other Germans and, after a sharp
fight, in which there was much clever
maneuvering, sent down another
victim with his wings broken.
An hour later the third enemy was
destroyed by the same trench
Sunday morning a fourth enemy
airman met his end in the course of
a combat with a French opponent a
short distance from the same spot.
Japs Accuse Government
Of Lukewarm War Policy
London, Jan. 22. The way policy
of the Japanese government is to be
subjected to attack at the session of
the Diet which will be convened
shortly, according to advices from
Tokio as forwarded in a Reuter dis
pstch from Shanghai. As is custom
ary on the eve of a meeting of the
Diet, the political parties assembled
yesterday and issued declarations.
The Kensaikai, or opposition party,
asserts the government has failed in
its policy toward Chins, has not been
sufficiently positive in its support of
the allies and has handled finances in
judiciously. The Kensaikai will en
deavor to strengthen friendly rela
tions with China. It urges mere com.
plete devotion to the purposes of the
allies in prosecution of the war and
advocates wiser expenditures for na
Ross Hammond Speaks
Anent Politics and War
Ross L. Hammond of Fremont ar-!
nvco in umana juesaay morning to
speak and. be spoken to.
!- i- a:..i. . ' . '
is it true that you nave political
ambitions which, if. realised, would
take you to Washington for a spell?"
Mr. Hammond blushed and said:
"Well, I ant, not denying that I have
ambitions, but I do not care to make
any positive statement at this time."
lie expressed deep conviction that
the war situation will enter vitally
into the big political campaign of this
year. He also averred that patriotism
throughout the country is becoming
more and mpre manifest every day.
Delegates to Russian
Assembly Leave for Home
Petregrad, Jan. 22. Anti-Bolshevik
members of the constituent as
sembly, it Is reported today, consider
that it is now impossible to attempt
to reconvene the assembly in Petro
grad at this time and, because of
transportation facilities, it is inconven
ient to go elsewhere.
The probability of meeting later at
Kiev is being discussed. Many mem
bers of the sssembly left for their
The meeting of the All-Russian con
gress of councils of workmen's and
soldiers' delegates called for today
has been postponed until Wednesday
.Get & HOSS!
He might as well
he wastes his gasoline and
oil, gets half the power he
should get, has constant engine
trouble, and cusses himself and
his car to death. Why don't
somebody tell hira about
They are absolutely guaranteed
to increase your motor power 10
tft 30. to decrease vour oil bill
50, to cut down gas consump
tion by 25 to 50. and to elim
inate carbon, spark plug, and
American Hammered Piston Rings are
made in sises for all cars. All good
garages and accessory dealers ecu man.
If your dealer cannot supply you see us.
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Begin Work on
The Front Lines
(By Auorlatrd Frees.)
With the American Army in
France, Monday, Jan. 21. More
American observers have begun
work at the front with French pi
lots in French airplanes,
It is inadvisable to mention their
number or identity or the point at
which they are stationed. While
their flights are in the nature of in
struction, they are carried out under
actual battle conditions.
U. S. Navy Adopts Deadly
Device to Combat U-Boats
Washington, Jan. 22 The "non
ricochet" shell, a weapon as deadly as
the depth charge, is the newest de
vice perfected by the navy ordnance
experts for use against German sub
marines. The new shell dives when it strikes
the surface of the water instead of
bouncing as do the ordinary missiles
used in either naval or coast defense
In addition, through the use of a
new fuse, the charge can be made to
explode on contact with a solid sur
face under the water or at a pre-de-termined
The value of the latest anti-submarine
weapon lies in the fact that
shots which fall slightly short will
be of as much affect as those which
register direct hits.
Pursuing its course beneath the
water, the shell will explode against
the side of the submerged submarine.
Similarly, when these shells are
aimed at a periscope of a submarine,
headed bow-on, there is a material in
crease in the chances that an over
shot will take effect somewhere along
The Navy department has forbidden
the publication of details of the inven
tion, but it is known that the British
and French admiralties also have
Pofice Judges Receive
Letters Threatening Death
San Francisco, Jan. 22. Threaten
ing letters, received through the mail
by Police Judges Timothy FiUpatrick,
Ma'ihew Brady and Morris Oppen
heim, were written by the same hand
that penned the notes which warned
in advance of the preparedness day
bomb explosion in which 10 persons
were killed here July 22, 1916, accord
ing to Theodore Kytka, a handwriting
Irish Papers Barred by
U. S. From the Mails
New' York, Tan. 22.-The Irish
World, the Gaelic-American and the
Free Man's Journal, three of the
leading weekly publications in this
country espousing the cause of Irish
independence, have been barred from
the mails, it was learned from the edi
tors of these papers today.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
. SEMI-ANNUAL SALE
WOMEN'S HIGH-GRADE SHOES
vV4' w K
1 A-fri i J
V v .T ten
LOT NO. 6-
485 pairs. Kids. Patents and
our imported French bronze,
LOT NO. 6-
500 pairs broken lots, con
sisting of patents, Satin De
Laine, Suede and tans,
values up to $6.00, at. . . .
j dm Jfairs women's uaos ana Ends Pat-
S 1 I Ml I Ml ents Kids Calf Skins and Tans. Not One
U Jill II Fair Worth Less Than $4.50, and Some
NO CHARGES, DELIVERIES OR EXCHANGES ON THE $1, $1.95
See Our Window
Sample ef the
OF DUMA SEES NO
HOPE IN RUSSIA
(Contiqutd From Page One.)
Palestine and especially the Jqdean
colonies, with which the war has
wrought havoc, in his talk tonight.
"American Zionists must furnish $1,
000,000 within the next 40 days. Eng.
land and Rusjinan Zionists will fur
nish the other $3,000,000," he said.
"This fund is only an emergency
one for present needs. It will re
quire hundreds of millions to really
do the work. The Rothschilds will
contribute largely to this fund."
Emigration to Palestine and resto
ration of buildings and institutions
are among the immediate measures
When reminded of prevalent haz.
ardous condition for undertaking such
a work, the Zionis leader expressed
himself in this wise: "Nothing ven
tured, nothinr; won."
This is Levin's second visit to
American Boy Killed In
Action on French Front
Washington, Jan. 22. General
Pershing reported Corporal Walter
Roberts, Infantry, killed in action
January 20. No details of the en
gagement were given.
His mother, Mrs. Kate Roberts,
lives at Hartline, Wash.
General Pershing also reported the
following other deaths:
PRIVATE DAVID M. WOOL
RIDGE; sister, Mrs. Dovey Carrick,
PRIVATE JOHN WASMER, 710
Court street, LeMars, la.
PRIVATE RUSSELL R. OWENS
417 Tenth street, Raymond, Wash.
PRIVATE FLOYD DE BOLT.
PRIVATE ARCHIE A. RAN
DALL, Carrolls, Wash.
PRIVATE HOWARD L. BOT
KIN. Nampa, Idaho.
All died of pneumonia.
DR. McKENNEY Says:
"We are not neglecting any
thing to make your satisfaction
Work, par tooth,
worth $1S to $25,
$5, $8, $10
Bast Silver Fill
Beat 22-k Cold
Wo please jrou or refund your mene.
14th and Farnam 1324 Farnam St
Phono Douglas 2872.
Begins Wednesday, January 23rd, at 9 A. M.
We have had a Clean-Up Sale twice a year for the past 20 years, and most people know
what a Fry Sale meansbut this year it's different the cut is deeper, even though the
market is higher. Nevertheless we are going to help the women of Omaha save money
and at the same time keep up the high standard of style and quality, by selling ouch
makes as Laird-Schober's, Wright & Peters, H. H. Gray & Sons, Zieglcr Bros, and many other
well known makes at prices that will surely startle you.
And be here early Wednesday morning at 9 A. M.j the new open
ing time of the retail stores of Omaha.
LOT NO. 1- '
$16.00 and $15.00 Laird-Soho-ber's
and Wricrht &
Peters, Gray, Ivory, fllri
Brown White and Com. 2
SOO pairs $9.00 and $8.00
Laird & Schober Patent
and Kid, Lace Mf
and Button, at, $ WOO
Calf Skin. $6.00 and $5.00 values,
$8.00 and $9.00 high shoes, at
lot NO. 7
FRY SHOE CO.
16th and Dodge Streets
(By Asaorlaled Prets.)
Almost complete military inactivity
persists on the fronts in France and
On the Macedonian front Bulgarian
troops have attacked the French posi
tions west jf the Vardar Iieavily. The
efforts came after violent artillery
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prcparaiic n nu me ruiKiiia" ww-
! THOMPSON.BELDEN & cot
3k fashion Center jor Women"
A Sale's a Sal at Thte Stw
Important Linen Specials
We know it's advisable to
become acquainted with
the exceptional linen val
ues offered before the end
of January when this sale
Odd Cloths and Napkins
at Special Prices
$6.00 (2x2 yd.) Cloths, $4.75
$7.75 (2x2 yd.) Cloths, $6.00
$4.50 (20-inch) Napkins, $3.75
$6.75 (20-inch) Napkins, $3.00
Showing New Veils
The advance guard of spring
so veils are aptly called. Such
charming new ones as these will
no doubt meet with your ap
proval. Circular and square veils are
to be had in taupe, brown, pur
ple and black.
Veilings in plain and fancy
meshes are new and distinctive.
Veils for motor wear, excep
tional qualities, $2.75, $3.95.
Wednesday for 98c
A fine selection from which to
choose. The quality is better
than seems possible for so little
LOT NO. 2-
$12.00 and $10.00 Wright and
Peters, Zicgler Bros,
and Gray3, Patents and $35
Kids, Gray and Ivory !X
Tops, at I
LOT NO. 4-
365 pairs, some fancy,
some plain and combina
tion colors that A n r
sold up to $8.00 sffl OJ
and $6.50, at. . .
also all T i
485 pairs broken lots, con
sisting of tans, velvets,
gray and brown, suedes and
patents, values up to $5.00,
able to enter tne rrencn trenches at
only one point, from which they were
driven out immediately by Greek
A serious break in the entente line
west of th, Vardar might have impor
tant results. Berlin reports that the
Bulgarians were successful in patrol
Mullen Guest of Harries.
Washington, Jan. 22 (Special Tel
egram.) -Arthur Mullen left on Sat
urday for Camp Jackson, S. C, as a j
guest of General George H. Harries!
who is stationed at that cantonment.
H. S. Guest Towels.
40c quality for 29c
50c quality for 39c
85c quality for 65c
50c quality 40c a yard
65c quality 55c a yard
75c quality 65c a yard
Extra Values in Bed
Single and double bed sizes.
Built for Service '
One reason why "Pony Hose"
ire so popular is that they are
genuinely good in both quality
and making, so that we can rec
ommend them safely the first
time and after that, mothers in
sist on having them.
Fine lisle or cotton - - 40c
Ribbed silk lisle - - 50c
Ribbed fibre - - - - 75e
New for Spring.
You'll Enjoy Seeing
and $2.45 SHOES.
and Get First
Choice of Styles
Board of Education,
will prove a disappointment Adv.
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