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Armies of Allies and Central
Powers Ready for Perhaps
Most Terrific Clash of
Washington, March 4. Continued
preparatory movements on the part of
the Germans along the western front
are noted today by the War depart
ment in its review of the military sit
uation for the week ending March 2.
"The momentum of battle is in
creasing," the statement declares, cit
ing three attempts by the enemy to
reach the lines held by American
troops as an example of what is tak
ing place on a "larger scale along the
entire western front"
The definite announcement is made
that American forces have taken over
a sector northwest of Toul and that
a number of detached units are in
action in the Champagne.
i Operations in the eastern theater
are expected to affect events in
France, through a modification of
German plans, the review intimates.
Six Teuton columns were operating
in Russia and to only one of these
the column moving towards Vitebsk
j-was any opposition noted.
; Turks Massacree Armenians.
" Turkish forces advancing in the
Caucasus are meeting with little re
sistance and are massacring Arme
nian residents of the districts retaken
from the Russians. The review? fol
lows: "The third month of relative quies
cence on the western front has come
to a close. During this period both
belligerent groups have been massing
"There is evidence thatjhe enemy
continues to bring up fresh units. Ow
ing to transportation difficulties this
has been slow and laborious process.
; "The allied war council is now in
continuous session, assuring complete
unity and flexibility of .control.
"The British have extended , their
"Our own forces have taken over a
sector i.oi'Jiwest of Toul. In addi
tion a number of our detached units
are in action in Champagne and the
momentum of battle is increasing. , :
Enemy Driven Back. :
"We have but to note the occur
rences of the last week in our own
.sector in Lorraine in order to gain
an idea of what is taking place. Pa
trols have been very active. Early
in the week the enemy made two at
tempts to reach our lines, but was
driven off by machine gun fire. On
March 1 the enemy developed a
sharply driven attack. After a short
struggle the hostile detachment was
"The Germans are now using gas
along our front. ;Our men are being
accustomed to this weapon.
. "Our gas masks are efficiently pro?
tective. Our artillery was very busy
shelling enemy positions and in
flicted considerable damage on (?un
and mortar emplacements.
"Important troops movements took
place behind the German lines oppo
site our front. t
' "In spite of the low visibility, hos
tile aircraft continued active and
made frequent incursions over our
"In the region of the Chemin des
Dames lively encounters took piece.
A French raid against the German
outposts, in which a number of Amer
. ican volunteers participated, was
successfully carried through.
, Americans With French.
"On February 24 the French exe
cuted a coup de main, destroying hos
tile defensive works and shelters near
Aspach in upper Alsace. Small raids
v For the Merchants' Spring Market Week the special amusement event is to
be the evening of Superior Vaudeville at the Orpheum Theater. ' It has been ar
ranged by Omaha jobbers and manufacturers that all visiting retail merchants, in
order to be adequately entertained Wednesday jevening, must be taken to see the
bill of striking excellence, headed by
Rutk St. Denis
In a Series of ; v .
Reservations to the
chant guests may be shown the right sort of hospitality.
An entertainment commensurate with
the demands of this special occasion has
been planned by the Orpheum. In addition
to the artistic stellar event, there are to be
two special features : CHARLES WITHERS
in 'TOR PITY'S SAKE," and vocalist en
tertainer, FRANK CRUMIT, known as
"The One Man Glee Club." 'There will also
be five other acts, each of them distinctive
School Teacher Passes Spare Time
Training for the Ambulance Service
Teacher s War Sacrifices
Passes all time out of
school repairing autos.
Gives up lunches.
Passes three nights a
week learning to speak
Buys Liberty Bonds and
To drive a Red Cross ambulance
in France is the aim of Miss Eula H.
Wester, 3710 South Twenty-sixth
street, teacher in the Garfield school.
One wouldn't dream she is a regu
lar school teacher to see her in her
overalls and cap, puttering away at
the insides of a car or lying flat on
her back tinkering with a recalcitrant
Miss Wester believes she knows
more about the inside of a Ford
than Henry does himself, sh.'s
worked so hard learning. She works
every day after school, sometimes un
til far into tht night, and all day
Saturdays, in a service garage at
V:t.UnMtk A rt KNfUtto flfrAAt "111-'
order to get the practical experience
necessary to qualify for the motor
driving service of Uncle Sam in
France. She does all sorts of repair
work, overhauls engines and can
tackle any job in the mechanical line.
"Grinding valves is pretty hard on
the finger nails, but I'm willing to
sacrifice them for my country." was
the laughing reply of Miss Wester
when questioned about the difficulties
of her man's-size-job. "The exhaust
smoke, too, gets into my hair so bad
ly, but otherwise there are no hard
ships for any girl who is strongly
in Champagne and Lorraine were also
"The enemy also was driven back
while attempting to react in the vi
cinity of the Butte da Mesnil and the
boldest enterprise undertaken by the
enemy during the week took place
north of Dixmude. Here, after pro
longed artillery preparations, the
enemy endeavored to throw a bridge
across the Yser. The Belgians suc
cessfully prevented, six consecutive
attempts to push this operation to
"The new trend of events in Russia
has no doubt modified German plans
to a certain degree. For the time be
ing the enemy continues to advance
eastward. Following the highways
and failroads six columns of invasion
along a 700-mile front are operating
in careful co-ordination.
Germans In Russia.
"In Esthonia the enemy has reached
a point approximately 100 miles from
Pctrograd. In Livonia, Jurjev, 160
miles east of Riga, has been entered.
The column moving on Vitebsk is ad
vancing at an average rate of 16 miles
daily and has passed beyond Pskov.
This force has met with some opposi
tion. After the capture of Minsk the
hostile army operating in this area
continued its advance and is appar
ently headed for Smolensk and its
ultimate objective, should it continue
to find its course unimpeded, would
be to cut off and possibly occupy Mos
cow. . , A.-
"The fifth column, operating in the
PrJpet sector, is also converging on
Smolensk, with Moscow as a final ob
jective. The sixth column, composed
of Austrian forces operating in Vol
hynia, owing to the favorable recep
tion the .Austrian have received at
the hands of the Ukranians, has been
able to advance more than 200 miles
into the interior. ,
"In the Caucasus the region from
the Lake of Van to the Black Sea is
again in, Turkish hands. In the dis
tricts reoccupied by the Turks it is
stated that they are massacreing the
Armenians. ... .
"In Palestine the British are in
close contact with the Turks, who
are retreating northward through the
valley of the Jordan. In Meso-
l i i J f !Y"l v
and Dramatic Dances
number of 1,500 have been made," to the end that the mer
in ' ' J. " '
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built and in good health."
Miss Wester has been working in
the garage since shortly after
war was declared. One night last
week when the energetic young
teacher wished to treat herself to
some real recreation and pleasure, the
went to the auto show! Autos are
her hobby, she frankly confesses, and
if Uncle Sam takes too long to decide
whether he wants women in his ambulance-driving
service, Miss Wester
plans to enlist in the British or Cana
dian service, which is accepting wo
men more readily.
potamia the British are advancing up
the Euphrates and have arrived in the
vicinity of Hit, which is reported to
have been evacuated by the Tuiks."
Eight Army Nurses Will
Report at Post Hospital
Major F. H. Poole. Fort Omaha
post surgeon, has received word from
VVashington that eight army nurses
will report for duty at the post hos
pital. Only five names are known to Ma
jor Poole. The nurses arc. not Red
Cross nurses. The government uses
the latter only for service abroad.
They are all sworn into the regular
They are Mrs. Roslyn Chambers,
Los Angeles; Miss Carrie Kinley,
Sibley, fa.; Miss Cora M. Kelly,
Shamokin, Pa.J Miss Harriet B. Foulk
rod, Kane, Pa., and Miss Ida M. Mar
tinson, McPherson, Kan.
Fort Omaha hospital has been
without any assigned nurses. There
are 66 boys there now.
War Work Canvass Board
To Meet Tuesday Night
Those who will canvass Omaha
with cards to learn for the State
Council of Defense just how much
and what kind of war work each and
every family has done to date will
meet at the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce Tuesday night at 8 o'clock for
The County Council of Defense has
already organized the work in half
the wards in the city down to pre
cincts and blocks and the other half
remain to be worked out at this mcet-
Approximately 40,000 Income
Tax Returns Made in State
Approximately 40,000 personal in
come tax returns have been made in
Nebraska, according to Internal Rev
enue Collector Loomis. This is a lit
tle more than half the total number
expected by April L which is the
limit of time. No corporation or ex
cess profits tax returns have been re
ceived in the state yet.
..' ; 1
It being a fact well established that the
Orpheum affords vaudeville entertainment
of a standard unsurpassed, the visiting
merchants are certain to be admirably en
tertained. . t :
Stars seen elsewhere at $2.00 a seat, are
seen at the Orpheum at prices ranging:
from 10c to 75c. For instance, Rutl St.
Denis comes this week, and next week the
brilliant prima donna, FRITZI SHEFF,
It would be hard to find any Oma
ha girl who is making more war sac
rifices than Miss Wester. She has
gone without lunches since Septem
ber to conserve food. "Two meals
a day are enough for me," she said.
Then she studies French three nights
a week at the High School of Com
merce, instead of resting or going to
the movies, and, of course, she has
bjniRht Liberty bonds and, Thrift
She attended the University of Ne
braska, working her way through
Clyne Calls McDonald
Chicago, March 4. Declaring that
J. A. McDonald of Seattle, editor ot
the Industrial Workers, is a "dan
gerous extremist," Charles F. Clyne,
United States district attorney here,
today opposed a motion for a reduc
tion in bail in the cases of McDon
ald, Charles Achleigh, San Francisco,
and A. D. Kimball, Phoenix, Ariz.
The men were among the 106 mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of the
World who were indicted for sedition
and disloyalty. They are held in jail
because unable to raise the $10,000
bail aemar ded of each.
Mr. Clyne handed Judge Landis a
letter written by McDonald, in which
the latter said he was amazed that
any member of the Industrial Work
ers of the World should desire to be
come a citizen of the United States.
Attorneys for the men claimed that
jail life was breaking their health, es
pecially McDonald, who, they said, is
suffering from tuberculosis. Judge
Landis took the application under ad'
Hawaiian Isle Dry.
Washington. March 4. At the re
quest of the War department and be
cause of its military importance
President Wilson, by executive order,
has put prohibition in effect in the Isl
and of Oahu of the Hawaiian group.
ROADS AGREED UPON
New Plan Will Save Nearly
Ten Thousand Tons
of Coal Per
Washington, March 4. Agreement
on compensation of railroads while
under government control, based upon
the average of their net income for
the three years ending June 30 last,
and substantially in the form approved
by the senate, was reached today by
the conferees on the administration
The house conferees accepted the
senate provision providing that no al
lowance shall be made for money
spent on improvements during the
last few months preceding federal
control. This would reduce the com
pensation about $6,500,000 annually.
Subject to final approval, the sen
ate conferees agreed to include all
short line railroads under the act in
stead of only competing short lines.
These settlements leave only two
important points still in dispute rate
making and period of government
Competing trains at approximately
the same hours will be eliminated and
railroad administration officials give
assurance that the public will not be
seriously inconvenienced. It is esti
mated that the new schedules will
save 9,538 tons of coal a month.
Freight traffic also will be improved.
Railroad tickets will be good on
any line. Further removal of com
petitive trains west of the Mississippi
is expected soon.
10,000 Machinists Called
To U. S. Aviation Service
Washington, March 4. Call was is
sued today for 10,000 machinists,
mechanics, chauffeurs and other
skilled workmen ' needed at once by
the aviation section of the signal
corps, it was stated, and announce
ment was made that additional incre
ments must be obtained from the
same classes in the near future. .
The degree to which the aviation
program of the army depends upon
highly skilled labor is shown by the
statement "that "98 of every hundred
men in the aviation section must be
skilled in some branch of work."
"Men registered in the draft," said
the announcement, "may be inducted
into this service by applying to their
local draft board. Men not regis
tered may enlist at any recruiting of
"Feei Bully," Says T. R. After
Long Siege of Illness
New York, March 4. Theodore
Roosevelt left the hospital today after
four weeks of convalescing from
operations. As he walked to his
automobile the former president ex
pressed his satisfaction in response
to greetings given him by a small
street crowd and his negro chauffeur.
"Oh, I feel bully," he said. "My
goodness, it feels good to be out."
The coloned paused, breathed deep
ly of the fresh air, and, accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt entered the ma
chine, which took them to the Hotel
Langdon. There the colonel will re
main a few days before going to Oys
v ". ' ;
Is Extended to Visiting
: to visit the
Union Stock Yards
During Merchants Market Week
March 4th to 9th
See Our $1,000,000.00
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Alas! Spring is Not Here;
Cold Wave Predicted
A cold wave is predicted by the
weather bureau for the northern and
western parts of Nebraska. Much
colder Tuesday is the prediction for
A temperature of 8 below zero pre
vailed in western Canada Monday
morning, and a high barometer there
will bring the cold to this part of the
country. As the temperature here
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