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Lenine Urges Confiscators to
Despoil Rich Peasants and Un
cover Hidden Wealth for
Benefit of Republic.
; -i .... -
Petrograd, Wednesday, Feb. 8.
With the approach of the spring
; planting, season, land distribution is
j becoming an acute problem. Unem
' ployed workmen, who are leaving the
cities for their nativt villages to get
land, ranidlv are soreadi. the ecOnO'
mic struggle throughout Russia. The
all-Rus.ian congress of Mvorkmen's
iiu : viy.S wii.n
without adopting' the plans of M.
Kalegayev, the minister of sgrjculf
ture, tor, the, apportionment . oi me
land. Consequently no; dehmtti legis
lation has been ' established for the
method of division. r ' .'
The lana owning i peasants s well
as the bourgeoisie are to be deprived
of their estafts. .Premier Lenine to
day addressed a large gathering of
agitators who are to depart soon tor
. the provinces to lead the confisca-
tion campaign. He urged them to
make war on all village exploiters and
rich peasants as they did v on the
wealthy land owners.
For Poor Peasants.
"We have taken the land to give
it to the poor peasants " thcpremier
said. "Do not let the rich peasants
or exploiters get the agricultural im
plements. , Put 10 1 poor peasahts
against ever v rich one; The masses
must take affairs jn their own hands
Wsihincton Bomtt f The
Omaha Bee!, 1311' Street.'
' Washineton.' Feb 8. The Carpen
ter Paper, company of Omaha in a
telegram to jit-ongressman JuODcck
says an' embargo exists on box cars
f rom . i Cloquet . and BrainardF Minn.,
making it impossible to.ship roll pa
per from paper .m&h at those points
to newspaper customers in Nebraska,
Colorado and Iowa, and' asks that an
effort :;je made to lift the embargo.
Congressman Lobeck presented the
matter, to Secretary, McAdoo today,
who" premised ; to give attention to
the situation at otice. -' : '
E. M. Martin, vice? president of the
Guarantee .Insurance company of
Omaha, 4n,(i, a member of the -Chamber;
; of Commerce,: is in Washington
on business before the commissioner
of internal revenue and to boost for
a reconstruction, hospital at Omaha
and to have the 'quartermaster' gen
. eral modify .or.puUify hjs. xecent or
der directing; that bids for; supple at
Camp Dodge be qpei.ed in Chfei?go,
Ed Beach of Lincoln, chairman of
the,, republican state committee, is in
the, capital looking over the political
situation. , , VC . .
Holland in Desperate v 7
Need of More Tonnage
An,. Atlantic Port, . Feb. 'S.Ships
for Holland are needed imperatively,
Augustus ' Phillips, Holland's new
minister to the United . States, said
upon his arrival here today on the
Dutch steamship NieuW Amsterdam.
He declared, one of, the important
aims of his diplomatic duties would be
consummation -of arrangements which
would enable Holland to obtain more
shipping, as. lack of this had cut off
.supplies from the outside world to an
extent so alarming that industries
were closing down all over his coun
try.' 7 - - - - -
Food and fuel are' needed chiefly,
Mr. Phillips ; said, n6t only for the
Dutch pedple but for the hundreds of
thousands of French" "and Belgian
refugees and the interned was prison
ers of English and German nation
ality. Food prices have doubled in; re
cent months, hedeclared.
i : Announced Thursday
..Washington Bnreaa of tlia
', Omaha Bee, 1311 O Street.
r Washington, Feb. 8. The follow
ing appointments were announced to
Gladys Cole, Madison City, Neb,
clerk in the shipping board. -
Gladys E. Johnston, Charles City,
la., Anna K. Jensen, Cedar Rapids,
la., Elsie D.- Peterson, Omaha, clerks
in the-War department. -
Archer O'Brien has been appointed
postmaster at St AnthonyV Marshall
county, Iowa, and Miss V; C Cannon
at Rowena. Minnehaha county, South
Dakota. ! ; ; . . .
Acivil service examination will be
held on March 6 for presidential
postmaster at Silver Creek, Neb.; sal
ary: $1,300, and at Stanhope la.; sal
arv,,$l,000. . . ,
U.S. Troons Available - -
; sKfe For Parade Purposes
Jivasnington, reD. e. iroops oi ine
regular, national guard, and national
army- divisions will be made available
for praades, or reviews in towns or
cities neamheir training centers to
the fullest? possible extent under an
order issued today . by , Secretary
toker. Division and. other com-,
manders are directed to grant such
v requests from municipals ' officials
wherevef military necessity will per
mit. ; '
U. S. Aviator KiUed.
Waco, Tex., Feb. Thr first fa
tality at Rich field occurred today
" when two machines met in collision at
, an elevation of 200 feet and the air
plane occupied by Lewis G. Burrell
crashed to the ground. Burrell was
instantly killed. His home is Charles
ton, W. V. He was 25 years old. The
other plane was not damaged. ,
, V. S. Aviator Killed. , ;
Paris. .Feb. 7.4-William . S.'. Taller,
of Koslyn. L. I.,, flying in the French
escadriiie -white awaiting an Ameri-,
can commission for which he had
been recommended, was killed Mon
day in an encounter with Germans,
who brought down his plane behind
their lines. v . !
Nebraska Red Cross Forwards Largest -j
Shipment of Supplies Ever Sent Out
r It - T. n VI
3 4 tivWf---..w, ,, U
What (Nebraska .'women are ;doing
for the Red Cross will be advertised
from the Missouri river to the Atlan
tic seaboard by the giant placard on
the furniture car which left Omaha
Thursday, filled with 277 boxes of
Red Cross supplies, the hand work of
Nebraska women. .
This is the largest single shipment
of Red Cross materials even sent
from n Omaha." It included 30,560
bandages of all sorts; 20,200 com
presses, o.yiA convalescent robes,
RED CROSS WORK
Dr. Edwin G. Cooley Declares
Junior Organization Will
; ; Teach Joung America to -!
v: Love Country.
"The greatest good done American
schools in 50 years is the organization-
of the- Junior Red Cross in the
schools,"'; Dr. Edwin G. Cooley of
CKicago. central division junior di
rector, told, state Red Cross workers
in conference at the Hotel Fontenelle
Thursday afternoon. '
Learning to do, a f lesson much
needed by young America, and prof
itable use of time outside of school
liours are . important benefits Dr.
Coolev sees in the iunior organiza
tion, hut future benefits.'eforts along
i. i i
general weiiare wortc, gooq. cuizen
shi'r , and the inspiration . of ' feeling
and Vdoing ior others, are -not to be
unaeresuRtatca, ne. sai , - .
'The results 0f . this war will not
be overcome in one generation. It
is the children who must rebuild the
war. They will share the benefits or
disasters resulting from the war and
for that reason we must make them
feel it is ..their war now being fought."
, "We roust take this combination
of the- children's intelligent interest
in the war and the, spectacular thing
itself and divert it into humbler uses
' Dr. Cooley warned school heads,
vj'ho will, largely . direct the Junior
campaign, against the dangers of
commercializing school children's ac
tivities. , . -
"The army of school children in
America could produce more than
can ever be used in France, so use
their efforts wisely," he urged. ,'.
I see .in the Junior Red Cross the
teacher's ppportunity for war serv
ice. It is up to the teachers to lead
thi movement, that it shall not be a
mechanical effort of service. , '
W. H. Clemmons of Lincoln, state
superintendent of . schools, pledged
the support of the Nebraska school
system in the campaign.
"The patriotic spirit In Nebraska
has not been cultivated in the best
manner," he said. "Not that we have
done anything unpatriotic, but our
duty has been neglected. Now we
must step jnto the breach."
Superintendent ". Clemmons men
tioned difficulties t facing teachers in
German communities. Children of
German parentage had been punished
for singing patriotic songs taught in
the schools in their homes. .
' "In spite of this condition, we hope
to return a 100 peV cent membership
in the Junior Red Cross," he said.
W. A. Pixley, Mrs. Clement Chase
and L. W, Trester were among the
speakers. " '
Lee Sticks to Stand That
Roads. Are Not Backing U. S.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 8. President
W, G. Lee, of.'. the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, in reply to certain
railroad operating: officials who chal
lenged statements made by Mr. Lee
to the wage commission in 'Washing
ton Tuesday, to the effect that the
government was not getting the loyal
support of certain railroad manage
ments, today issued the' following
statement: ' .. 1 "
: "We stand ready to file with the
director . general of railroads, when
requested by him; numerous state
ments of employes in train, engine
and yard service to substantiate our
expressed belief to the commission
that certain operating officials were
endeavoring to make government
operation a failure instead of a suc
cess." United States to Continue
Sending Troops to France
Baltimore Feb 8. Submarines, or
no submarines the United States will
continue fearlessly to send troops to
France, declared , Secretary Daniels
tonight referring tg'theiTuscania, in
art. address at the1 . Baltimore Press
club. . v.'..; ; -
"Just as fast as our 6hips can
carry men to. Europe, they will go,"
continued Mr. Daniels, and just as
fast as .they are equipped they will be
sent and ships will carry them, and
no matt living will ever again see the
day when our goods will be carried
across the Atlantic except in ships
flying the flag of the' United States."
rtcrirf GAKn&NIa w
If 1 s 1 ? If 1 P '
3,080 night garments, 4,746 pillow
cases and pillows, 3,000 flannel bed
socks; 3,000 sheets, 7,000 sweaters,
5,000 pairs of socks, 4,000 pairs of
wristlets, 4,000 mufflers, 20.278 ab
sorbent pads, and 10 boxes of misqel
A furniture car had to be put into
use, for the ordinary boxcar holds but
120 boxes. ,
Mrs. -Howard Baldrige, Mrs. W. J.
Mettlen, Mrs, H. , Newbranch and
a large group of their assistants from
the state inspection warehouse, which
DELAY OF MONEY
Washington,. Feb. 8. Secretary
McAdoo reported to the senate ' to
day that checks due dependents of
soldiers and sailors under the war
risk act in November and December
have been sent and that those due in
January will have been mailed out
by. February 18. The report was in
response to a resolution offered by
Senator Hitchcock of the senate mili
tary committee, who said complaints
had been received that the checks
had not been mailed.
The secretary's report showed that,
as has been announced previously,
more than half of all applications for
compensation for dependents came
from men who were found to have
no dependents and in such cases no
allotments were made. There were
730,000 such cases out of 1,170,458 ap
plications. . .
Awards were made in 426,000 cases,
the checks for. November and De
cember totalling $16,500,000.
In 15,000 cases, Mr.- McAdoo said,
payment has been made impossible
because of , incomplete information
furnished in the- applications, while
10,000 checks have not been deliv
ered owing to lack of proper ad
dresses being given. : .
British Feel Concern ' v
About Officers and Crew
London, Feb. 8. Few events of
the war in the past few months have
stirred the English people more deep
ly than the disaster to the American
troops approaching a British harbor
on a British transport. Such an event
uality had been feared.
Of those lost, a large proportion
are members of the, crew. It is not
yet known how many of the ship's
There, is no surprise over this in
cident; the' only cause for wonder
is that of the hundreds of troop-laden
transports which have crossed the
Atlantic in the past three years and
more, the same fate has not befallen
others. The record as a whole is
considered by seamen most creditable
to the British mercantile and naval
Make Move Toward V
, 4 Cheaper Eggs and Fowl
: 'Washington, Feb. 8. Representa
tives of; the eggi and poultry trade
after a conference with food admin
istration officials here today named
a general committee for each trade
to draw up definite agreements reg
ulating the prices and distribution of
the commodities they handle. If ac
ceptable to the food administration
they voluntarily will be put into
Chief among the reforms sought
by the administration are the elim
ination of unnecessary handling and
the abolition of speculating.
Lieut. Robert Williams !
- r Married in Quincy, III.
Springfield, III., Feb. 8. (Special j
Telegram.) Lieutenant Robert Wil
liams in the balloon service at Fort
Omaha was married last night to
Miss Marjorie Curry of Quincy 111.,
at the home of his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. W. W. Williams, in Quincy.
Rev. G. A. Buttrick, pastor of the
Congregational church, officiated, as
sisted by' Rev. W.' D. Endres, pastor
of the First Christian church,
Germans Summon Flemish "
; Men for Military Labor
Amsterdam, Feb. 8. The ' Tele
graaf has received advices from the
frontier that; an order has been is
sued by the Germans summoning the
male population of the Flemish coast
for military labor. The age limits of
the conscripted persons are 13 to 60
Omaha Man Made Sergeant of
Military Police at Camp Grant
Chicago, 111.,-Feb'. 8. (Special Tel
egram.) Emil J. Hansen, formerly
with the Cudahy Packing company at
Omaha, has been made sergeant of
the military police attached to division
train headquarters at Camp Grant,
Invoice Foreign Property.
Washington, ; Feb. .7. Secretary
Lansing today called on all Ameri
cans having property or other in
terests in the enemy countries to re
port their nature and extent to the
r .. v ' .
censored every article in the ship
ment, went down to the railroad
yards to "see the car off." Mrs. C D.
Pritchard, chairman of York county
Red Cross auxiliary, and Mrs. L. D.
Loomer, also of York, were among
The congestion in the warehouse is
relieved by the large shipment, but
Mrs. Baldrige still emphasizes the
need for workers on account of the
increased production of Red Cross
supplies throughout the state. From
60 to 70 boxes are received every day.
RED CROSS NEEDS
MORE HELPERS IN
Shortage of Help Shown in
Inspection Duty) and Plan
Suggested to Establish
Auxiliaries in Stores.
More workers to spend more time
in Red Cross work was the appeal
made by chairmen in the women's
service department at a meeting of
auxiliary chairmen held in the Young
Women's Christian association Thurs.
day afternoon. Mrs. Chartes T.
Kountze, Mrs. , O. C. Redick, Mrs,
Walter Silver, Mrs. Arthur Mullen,
Mrs. Xeigh Leslie, Mrs. Frank Car
michael and Mrs. Howard Baldrige
all voiced the same plea. -. i
"The state, inspection 'warehouse
needs you and your friends," Said
Mrs. Baldrige.-' "Give us your prom
ise of service, but don't desert the
auxiliaries in which you already work.
You must sacrifice more time " she
Mrs. Baldrige explained that Ne
braska had to promise to censor all
work within 48 hours of receipt at the
warehouse in order to retain the hon
or of censoring its own work. This
privilege cannot be retained unless
more workers are enrolled. , '
Mrs. Kountze made a plea to each
auxiliary chairman to organize one
more auxiliary. "That will atleast
double the number of Red Cross
workers in Omaha. There are at
leas 88,000 women in Omaha, but
only 3,000 are helping. We must
make strenuous efforts to get at least
10,000 or 12,000 workers. Omaha is
a big, wealthy, willing community, but
the women seem to be holding out to
receive a personal invitation to do that
which is their duty'
Arrangements . to organize Red
Cross auxiliaries among women em
ployes in department stores, packing
houses and large industrial centers
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FOR THEIR WORK
Congregationalists Plan Drive
for $12,000,000 Fund for
Maintenance of Churches
The inauguration of a nation-wide
drive to raise a fund of $12,000,000 for
the maintenance of churches, be
novelcnces and missions; was the
keynote of the conference of Con
gregationalists of Nebraska and Iowa
at the final business session Tuesday
The plan of drive for the $12,000,
000 fund was explained by Rev. iW.
W. Scudder, assistant secretary of the
National Council of i Congregational
Churches of America. It is to be
launched Sunday, Decembet 8 of .this
year and is to continue during the
remainder of the month, wih final
returns submitted to the central c6m
mittee n6t .later, than January 10! of
next year. : : :. .' ,
Between now and the time of start
ing the drive, meetings will be held
and committees organized, all to
work under direction of and in accord
with the plans of the central com
mittee to be composed of members
of the National council, to which
will be added prominent churchmen
who are experts in financial affairs.
The meeting Thursday afternoon
was one of the best that the Council
had held during the session here and
the attendance was the largtst, taxing
the capacity of the First church. It
was presided over by Rev N. W.
Wehrhan and music was one of the
; Tabor Glee Club,
The Tabor Glee club, made up of
young, women from Tabor college,
sang several selections and respond
ing to several encores, sang an orig
inal song, dedicated to Food .Dictator
Hoover. It dealt with heatjess, wheat
less and meatless days and was re
ceived with hand clapping and cheers.
During the afternoon, the Doane
College Glee club that; divided with
the Tabor girls the time alloted to
music, san$ several selections, re
sponding with the "Rose that is
Blooming for, You," and "'Here's to
Old Doane," as encores.
The first speaker of the afternoon
was Rev. Hurbert C Herring,
secretary of the National council.
His address had to do with the
"Advance Movement Among Young
Congregational People," and in it he
pointed out whaty is to be expected
of the young people of the church
when fhe war is concluded and the
reconstruction of the religious world
i Drafting for Service,
Rev, W. W. Scudder, secretary of
the. Council discussed "Drafting for
Service," addressing his remarks to
the young people. He laid particular
stress upon stewardship. '
During his address, Rev. Mr.
Scudder outlined plans for raising
$12,000,000 for a ' Congregational
church fund. " 4 t - - . ,!
Rev: William H. Day moderator ot
the National council spoke on , the
"World's Call to the Young People
of Today and Tomorrow," asserting
"that tomorrow is safe in the hands
of today." I ' " ; '
Three hundred men of the Congre
gational church attended a dinner at
An official book of 96 pages has been issued iii Washington un
der the title of "German War Practices."
A copy 'of this book will -be sent free to any reader of The
It sets forth the details of the system that has made Prus
sianism a word of reproach1 for generations to come.
' -' --.r .,;' ' ' : 1 t ' "' "v'.' ",Cc ,
i It describes specific instances, individual cases as well as'
broad policies such as that of Belgian deportation. .
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It is based on official sources: the archives of the State De
partment, German official proclamations, , reports of American
officials, as" well as the field-diaries of German soldiers. ,
It contains statements especially prepared by Herbert Hoov
er, Frederic C. Walcott, and .Vernon Kellogg. " : .
To get a copy of this free book, fill in the attached coupon
and mail with a two-cent stamp for return postage to The Oma
ha Bee information Bureau, Washington, D. C.
Doomed Lepers Raise
Money for War Victims
. . (By Associated TnmA
Honolulu, T. H, Feb. 8. Eager
to help war sufferers because of
their1 own plight, hundreds of
doomed men, women and children
in the leper settlement on Molokal
have raised $248 for the Red Cross,
it was announced here today. The
money was turned over to the Red
Cross headquarters here.
Individual subscriptions ranged
from fifty .cents to $12. There was
a little hoard of small coin, raked
and scraped together by the self
the Forttenelle hotel last night.
; "The new church of the new age
must have 'pep;' it must be more than
a quiet; 'women's sewing circle' af
fair," declared Rev. Dr. William
Horace 'Day in his address on "The
Church Mobilizing for Her Immedi
Rev. Dr. Hubert C. Herring spoke
on "The Unmeasured Opportunities
for Service Ahead." x
Edwin Booth, in charge of Young
Men's Christian association work at
Fort Omaha, presided. President
Allen - of Doane college asked the
blessing. . ,
Simultaneously with the men' din
ner last night, a dinner for the Con
Saturday Is the Last Day of
Your last ehanc to buy that high grad makes of shoot at
about half thair worth. Your no bast opportunity to stock ap
on shoas at a fraction of thair original pricos. Saturday closat '
our mi-annual !.. ,
. dr7(?v . instaaa or
$12 and $10 Wright &
Peters and Ziegler Bros.,
in grays, patents and kids
with gray and ivory tops.
Sale price, $7.35.
35 instead of
$8 and $9
$9.00 and $8.00 qualities
in Laird & Schober's pat-;
ent and kid high boots, .
both button and lace
styles. This sale, $8.35.-
V m 35 Valuo to
A special group showing
a great variety of fancy,
plain and combination col
ors, that have been selling
up to $6.50 and $8, at
$445. 4 :
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DR. E. R. TARRY - 240
gregational women was given at thei
Central Congregational church - and
One for the Congregational youths
at the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation. Mrs. Fred P. Loomis pr
sided at the women's dinner and,
Daniel Longwell at that ior . the
young man. :
Rev. Dr. Day and . Rev. Dr. Her
ring left last night for Chicago
where they will speak at a similar
conference this evening. , 1 '
New Bill to Protect ;V '5
Soldier Desert Claimants
Washington, Feb. 8.- Secretary
Lane today recommended to congress
enactment of a bill designed further
to protect, soldiers, sailors and , ma-
rines in the war who, before .entering
the service, had initiated desert
claims on unsurveyed lands, coal
claims, water power permits, canal
rights of way, pre-emption claims in
Colorado and Montana and other
claims initiated under special ' laws
and not covered by existing legisla
tion. The present law protects home'
steaders and desert land claimants as '
well as those having mining locations.
Moose in War Work! '
Pittsburgh. Pa., Feb.' 8. The war !
emergency commission of the Loyal ?
Order of Moose has arrived in Eng
land, according to word received
here today. -' . .
up to $9.00 ;
Kids, patents and calf
skin boots, formerly. $5
and $6, as well as all oar
imported French Bronze
$8 and $0 high shoes
$ 95 Valuoo "
up to $5.00
Tans, velvets, gray and
brown suedes and patents,
regularly up to $5.00
Broken lots - offering a
great choice at $1.95.
$ 1 00 Noni worth
" I lots tha'
Patents, kids, calf-skins
and tans, none worth less
than $4.50 a pair. Only
lew oi a Kind., While they
last, your choice; $1.00,
Kectal DiseasesCured, without a severe sup e :
gica) operatioa No Chloroform oi Ether
used. Cure guaranteed tk WHEN CURED."
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names and testimonials of more than imiA nmmi. .
neat teopie who have beea oarmaaeBtlv wad.
Dee B!dg.f Omsha. Neb.
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