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MOST BE CUT
50 PER CENT
Scant Supply Available Before
Next Harvest Alarms Food
Behind in Program.
(By Awnx-lated Preno.l
Vkhingur, March 2.5 Fui ther
r. ''.action n the consumption of
!'fat was , sked of the public to
i : t by the food administration, that
;'-c fcant supplies available before the
lifvt harvest may be stretched to
meet the neecs of the army, domestic
consumers, and the allies.
Myery American is requested to cut
his average ration of wheat by 50 per
rent, which would reduce the total
monthly normal consumption to
21.000,000 bushels. That gives a ra
tion of not more than one and one
half pound at wheat products weekly
for each person. Hour sales will be
cut to one-.nehth of a barrel for a
town customer, and to one-quarter of
a barrel for iiiv country customer, so
t&at retailers stocks may be" distrib
uted to as great a number as possible.
As the demand for wheat has
grown, the rupplies in elevators have
dwindled. Too, the usual flow of
grain to market has decreased in the
last month from 8,000,000 bushels
weekly to 3,000,000 due, it is declared,
to the desire of farmers to hold out
their grain for the higher price pro
posed in legislation before congress.
Corn growen have added to the con
fusion by threatening that if the corn
price is not raised and fixed, as the
price of wheat has been fixed, they
would plant wheat instead of corn,
which officials declare would work
untold loss In the meat supply.
Slackers Hamper Work.
The price of flour will be increased
to $15 a barrel if the $2.50 a bushel
for wheat becomes law, according to
food administration officials.
Food administration officials said
tonight their work had been ham
pered by the .refusal of many persons
to co-operate in food conservation.
One German-American in New Mex
ico " was discovered to have raised
8.000 busheii of wheat and to have
purchased an additional 100,000 bush
els, all of which he stored and refused
to sell. The grain was requisitioned.
Several similar cases in Minnesota
are under investigation, and the full
power of the law will be invoked to
punish hoarding that attempts to
hamper the prosecution of the war.
Regulations for the enforcement of
wheat conservation are being worked
out by the food administration and
will take the form of further limita
tion of distribution. As the new reg
ulations probably wilt be necessary
only until the harvest, a matter of
three month, the administration has
abandoned the idea of ration cards,
and will impose restrictions on mills,
wholesalers and retailers which can
he established inexpensively and
done away With quickly. Control of
wheat at ; the mills probably will be
tightened so that its distribution
throughout he country will be based
on an equitable scale and no dealer
will have more flour than he can sell
other than tjy strict apportionment,
if he desires to take care of his trade.
GERMANS USE MORE
THAN MILLION MEN
.IN GREAT BLOW
(CoatlaiMl From Pa Oim.)
English resistance is very efficient in
everything and the German losses are
very heavy. The fighting line is
brought .back to about six or seven
kilometers behind the third line.
Confidence remains complete."
vvquiq rine Anyone ou
For. Destroying "Fit" Food
New York, March 24. Pasjage of
an ordinance which would prohibit
the wasting of any food "fat for hu
man consumption'' with a tine of $30
and 10 days' imprisonment was recom
mended in a report made by the di
rector of the bureau of food and
drugs, of the department of health of
the senate committee yesterday.
Food, worth $16,000,000 is thrown
away ia New York City annually, ac
cording to the report,- which followed
a survey intended to determine the ex
tent of food wastage in various parts
of the citv. It is estimated this
amount or money would pay the
yearly food bills of 136,000 people.
Legislation, the ivestigators said,
constitutes the only effective means
of curtailing the wasting of food
among Jthe "more well-to-do" element
where it was reported the loss was
Jap Newspaper, in Powerful
Editorial, Demands Action
Tokio, March 24. The Jiji Shimpo,
in a powerful editorial today says:
"The question of supplying ships
to America cannot be regarded as a
business deal any . more than the
dispatches, of Japanese ships to the
Mediterranean.' So long as Japan is
one of the allies, she should be ready
and willing to do so. It is Japan's
duty to furnish America with bottoms
to help the cause of the allies. To
talk of compensation is to misunder
stand, the position of Japan. Sacri-
ices aie unavo.dable; talk of profits
is a sicrn of business.
is a sign of business.'
In conclusion the Jiji urges the
government- to exercise the tight to
regulate the charter rates and force
selfish: commercial interests to realize
the situation and the national obh
gationi and cease talking of com'
i-gT '. ' ; " ' ' .
Funeral Services Monday
i, For Lorentz A. Hansen
Lorentz A. Hansen will be luried
Monday afternoon in Sprinsrwell
cemetery. Services will be held ia the
Danish -church, Twenty-second ind
Leavenworth streets, at 2:30. Mr.
Hansen1 was 62 years of age. res'u'ed
in Omaha 35 years, and was car
penter and contractor. He is survhed
by three children,' Miss Helen, F.lmer
S., and Emil. Emil Hansen, stationed
at Camp Grant, has arrived for the
Hais's Ttops Hold Line Firm
From Somme River to Peronne
I (Continued From Face One.)
the Somme between Peronne and Ham, a well as at Chauny,
j were repulsed with the heaviest losses."
j "The army of General von Below (Otto) took by storm
Monchy height and south thereof, carried forward the attack
in a westerly direction beyond Wancourt and Henin. It nowr
is engaged in a fight northwest of Bapaume for the third enemy
positions. Strong British counter attacks were repulsed. -
"The army of General von Dermar-Witz, following upon
the heels of the vanquished enemy, pressed forward in dote
pursuit Friday night as far as
Eauancourt. Nurlu, Templeux,
"Early yesterday morning
the enemv and defeated him, in
continual countr attacks. A junction with the left wing of the
attack of General von Below was effected.
PERONNE HAS FALLEN.
"Between Mahancourt and Peronne the troops of Generals
von Kathen and von Gotard have forced a crossing over thn
Tortille sector and on the Somme battlefields are fighting
around Bouchevesnes. Peronne
have Dressed forward to the south thereof as far as the Somme.
"As early as Friday evening
tier, pressing closely forward, took by storm the third enemy
position, broke through it and compelled the enemy to retire.
"In ceaseless pursui, the corps of Generals von Luttwitt'
and von Oettinge have reached the Somme.
CLAIM 30,000 .PRISONERS.
The number of prisoners captured by the Germans now
numbers more than 30,000 and the number of guns 600, the
German official statement says today.
French, English and American regiments which were
brought up from the southwest for a counter-attack were
thrown back on Chauny, the official statement adds.
Ham and Peronne have fallen, the German official state
ment says, which was received here by wireless.
PROBABLY U. S. ENGINEERS.
Washington, March 24. Nothing has been received here
to indicate that American regiments were brought into the
fighting, as referred to in the Berlin dispatches.
If any American troops participated, officials thought, it
would be found they probably were American engineers, caught
in some sudden movement as they were at Cambrai.
BACK FIVE MILES.
The town toward which the German official statement
mentions French, English and Americryi regiments as being
thrown back is probably Chauny, on the Oise river seven miles
southwest of La Fere and about five miles back of the previously
Saturday's German official statement reported the forcing
of a crossing of the Oise west of LaFere, where the British and
French lines are believed to have joined and the recession of
the British right wing here would necessarily have taken the,
French left wing along with it.
American troops are known
des-Dames line just to the east of
LODGE ROOM NEWS
OF GREATER OMAHA
South Omaha Camp, Woodmen
of the World, Making Plans
for Entertainment of Cen
tral Committee .
The "central committee, Woodmen
of the World, will visit Seymour camp
in a body Tuesday night, preset: mg
the loving cup won by this camp in
the' drive for new members. This
camp secured 75 per cent of the auota
a'lloted. . The dancing party given by
this camp last Tuesday night for thtir
members and friends was a success
and enjoyed. v
Camp No. 211, South Omaha will
have the honor of entertaining the
central committee and members of all
camps in Greater Omaha at the Morn
ing degree Wednesday night, April 10.
City Manager Mather had the pleas
ure of calling upon the following
camps and personally inviting them to
take part in the Morning degree, to
be held April 10 in the rooms of
South Omaha camp No. 211: Cedar
wood camp, No. 19; Columbus, No.
69- Sobieski, No. 75; Zizkuv Dub. No.
115; South Omaha, No. 211; Koscius
zko, No. 352; Lithuanian, No. 44, and
Poniatowski, No. 482.
Alpha camp No. 1 vill give an enter
tainment and musical Wednesday
night. It has invited all sovereigns
and their families, also all soldiers at
Fort Omaha and Fort Crook and their
friends to attend.
Druid camp No. 24 is a live camp at
the present time and has always some
thing doing at its meetings to interest
a,nd hold the attention of the mem
bers. German-American'camp No. 104 has
a well attended meeting last Tuesday
night, when the new campaign for
membership and the prizes offered for
new members was enthusiastically
discussed and entered into.
Schiller camp No. 304 claims 'hat
it wilt be on hand for the next ban
quet with a better percentage of new
members than any other camp in
Omaha. Thomas camp has taken up
The delegates from Alpha camp No.
1, to the central committee, have se
cured for its camp a commission to
write new members. At its last meet
ing this commission was accepted and
it is now up to the 1.400 members of
this camp to get one new member be
fore May 1.
Alpha camp No. I will stive a mu
sical entertainment Wednesday night
n me nan in me rew iaoor temple.
to which the members and their
friends are invited. A special invi
tation is extended to the members of
the Woodman Circle.
Loyal Order of Moose.
The meetings of the Loval Order
growing more interesting every week, j
ot .Moose, Umaha lodge No. 90, are
(.(jir.uwis aic turning in num- ;
bers, and in the near future Omaha
will be able to boast of having the
largest lodge in the west.
It was very much regrtftted last
Monday night that Albert B. Wim
sett, district supervisor of Missouri,
Nebraska and Iowa, had to be at
Springfield. Mo., where his daughter
was undergoing a serious , SorgicaJ
The organization of the Women's
Moosehart legion is progressing and
will soon be completed.
" . . .... r . ... ....
wn me nigni oi April ! public in
stallation will take place and the en-
tertainment committee promise a remedy, iu use as a household neces
treat for alt who attend. Everv mem-i sity for over 200 vears.
ber will be expected to bring a friend, i
The meeting will be open to the
Brotherhood of American Yeomen.
Last Wednesday night Omaha
homestead No. 1804 initiated 17 mem-
the third enemy position in the
La Fosse, Berneshne.
we renewed their attack against
spite of his desperat dfns, and
has fallen. Other divisiohs
the army of General ron Hu-
to have been on the Chemin
bers. The degree work was in
charge of the Omaha team. The of
ficial instructor in degree work from
the supreme office, W. S. Meyers,
spent three days in Omaha schooling
the team, in order to make' it 100 per
Next Wednesday night Omaha
homestead will give a dance in the
Union Pacific lodge No. 17, Ancient
Order of United Workmen, will give
t progressive high five card party for
its members and their families next
Friday night. There will be prizes
for both men and women. Refresh
ments wilt be served and dancing will
close the evening.
Emma B. Manchester grove No.
156, Woodmen Circle, will give its
regular monthly dance on Thursday
evening, March 28, at the Ancient Or
der of United Workmen temple.
Order of Stags.
Omaha drove No. 135 meets Thurs
day evening. This is ladies' night.
Dancing will feature the evening. Re
freshments will be served. The pub
lic is invited, a large class will be
obligated. The Stairs have onened
their free employment bureau and all
members out of employment should
call Tyler 753, or call in person.
Ladies of Maccabees.
Commander Mary Bauer, Omaha
hive No. 952, Ladies of the Macca
bees, initiated a large class at their
meeting Wednesday afternoon. Of
ficers were selected from the hives
of Omaha and Council Bluffs. The
meeting was conducted by Deputies
Williamson and Patterson of Michi
gan. Music, in charge of Miss
Thelma Williamson, and a program
Adopts Baby Who's Father
Fights for U. S. in France
Four weeks ago a brown-eyed,
brown-haired baby boy was born in
a little town near Sioux City. Over
in France his father occupied a )'t.ce
among the fighting men of the United
States army. At home, the girl
mother feared she would not be able
to provide for and care for her child.
So the baby was brought to Omaha.
Then it was that Mrs. A. G. Critten
don of Sioux City, wife of a traveling
salesman for M. E. Smith learned of
the brown-haired, brown-eyed cabe.
She had always wanted a bnwn
naired, brown-eyed boy. So she came
to Omaha yesterday and now the i-Mle
chap has a home.
MORE DEADLY THAN
A MAD DOG'S BITE
The bite of a rabid dog is no longer
deadly, due to the now famous Pas
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death, the resultant of poisoning of
the system by deadly uric acid is as
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OMAHA, MONDAY. MARCH 25. 1918.
$4,000 TO SHOOT
ONE SHOI OF BIG
Army Men Unable to Determine
Exact Mechanism of New
Gun; Skilled Mathemati
cians Direct Fire.
Paris, March 24. The newspaper
Lejournal in its article regarding the
new German gun says the p;cce of
240-millimetres caliber is of Austrian
It is a very delicate piece of ma
chinery which must be handled by ex
pert mathematicians and gunners, the
newspaper adds, as the loading and
pointing is a difficult task. It de
clares each shots costs about $4,000.
"This is a new conception of our
enemies," the newspaper comments.
The ordnance experts were not
ready last night to commit themselves
as to whether the shell was a sort of
aerial torpedo driven by propellers,
whether an inner projectile contained
in the original shell is released by an.
explosive after the shell has traveled
a certain distance ironi the gun, or
whether the original projectile itself
reaches its destination propelled per
haps by an explosive of a force hith
Armies Regulate Firing.
In yesterday's bombardment 24
shots in all were fired from 7:20 a. m
to 3 o'clock p. in., a shell dropping
every 20 minutes with monotonous
The bombardment presented all the
characteristics of a bombardment by
heavy artillery, there being regular in
tervals between the shots and the
shells falling within a restricted area.
Enemy aviators flying high over the
city during the early hours of the
bombardment regulated the firing.
The government has decided that
the bombardment of Paris by long
distance guns shall not interrupt the
normal lite of the capital, but that
the population shall be warned of the
bombardment by distinctive means,
different from the usual warning for
an air raid.
New Warning Devised.
Drums will be beaten and the po
lice will sound whistles. The public
service, the subway trains, the tram
ways and the automobile busses will
continue to be operated normally.
1 he new warning is to be known as
warning No. 3." It will mean that
any formation of crowds in the streets
is prohibited and that all shelters ex
cept the subway stations will be open.
The end of any kind of a raid will
be announced as before by a special
trumpet call and the ringing of the
The subways and tramways began
running again before noon today and
in the afternoon, the streets were in
a still greater state of animation.
It is believed in military circles that
the Germans are using two long dist
ance guns against Paris.
The "all clear" warning was sound
ed at 3:30 o'clock, indicating the bom
bardment was over.
W'-"tman Presents Negro
Troops With U. S. Colors
New York, March 24. Amid shouts
of "Hurrah for the Buffalos!". and
other cheers, Governor Whitman to
day presented a stand of colors to the
367th infantry in front of the Union
League club, where the 2,000 or more
negro soldiers of the new national
army unit had halted in their parade
up Fifth avenue. Two negro bands
played "Dixie" during part of the
The regiment, commanded by Col
onel James A. Moss, has had many
months of training and seemed well
prepared for action in France. A vast
throng crowded the sidewalk to see
the marching soldiers, whose erect
and military bearing was the subject
of remark on all sides. It was the
unit's first public appearance, and the
review of the governor and the pre
sentation of the Union League's gift
of colors were the chief incidents in
a lively day for the men who soon will
join Pershing's forces abroad.
British General in St. Louis
Confident Haig Will Hold
St. Louis, March 24.- Minimizing
the results thus far of the Germans in
their offensive on the western front,
Brigadier General W. A. White, in
charge of British recruiting missions
in the United States, declared in an
address before the Commercial club
tonight his belief that the lines of the
entente powers will stiffen and the
Teuton drive be checked. General
White is a veteran of the war and has
been invalided home several times
Mad by Hartmaan Ar Different
Thajr hav GibralUrixed Cor
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Hingei, Spot Welded Frames to
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.All above feature ere patented.
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Priced at $30, $35, $40. J 17.50,
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OnMshtt's Beat Btfff Bnildcri."
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n innnii i r 1 '.. .'. i j. ! i i i'i ii i '
Ben Gretzinger, manager and buyer
of dry goods for McDonnell-Young &
Lo., ot i air bury, Neb., has been ap
pointed buyer and manager of the
yard goods section in the down stairs
store of Burgess-Nash company.
ine Mcuonnell-voune & Lo. was
destroyed by tire early in February
and Gretztnger decided to cast hi
lot with Burgess-Nash,
British Press Confident 1
Vcn Hindenburg About Done
London, March 24. Commenting
on the great battle in France, the
Sunday Times says:
"In all previous great assaults the
chief success has been gained at the
first thrust but in this battle, whereas
the Germans were unable to issue a
flowery report at the close of the
first day, it has to be admitted that
their second and third communiques
will be more satisfactory from this
point of view. The German military
caste are out for victory, even if to
gain they must destroy the people to
whom they promised its fruits. They
have already flung nearly one-third
of their , entire western, resources
against the sector measuring one
tenth of the western front and must
continue to fling fresh divisions into
the blood bath.
"With time on our side and fewer
troops exposed to the death blast, we
may reasonably count on holding iu
hand reserves powerful enough to
deal a crushing counter stroke when
von Hindenburg has shattered his
last legions against the impregnable
Americans Hurl Gas Shells
Into German Line Near Toul
With the American army in France,
March 24. Hundreds of gas . shells
were fired by the American artillery
on the Toul sector in the village of
St. Baussant. The American ob
servers reported that the work of the
artillery was effective.
At the same time high explosive
shells were fired into the town,
against batteries in the rear of its
cemetery, and into Sonnard wood,
where there were other enemy guns.
An enemy observation balloon near
Montsec, broke from its. moorings
this morning and floated toward the
American lines. The artillery brought
it down in No Man's Land and then
completely destroyed it.
Fairbury Man Comes
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BIG GUN FRENCH
Paris. March 24. The comments oi
the French presi thij morning were
about evenly divided between the big
gun, which is bombarding the city
from back of the German lines and
the terrific battle raging on the Brit
Tht tone of the comment on the
bombardment is one of astonishment
at the feasibility of the performance,
while as to the battle the favorable
ending of it is confidently expected.
The newspapers do not conceal
their admiration for the mechanical
t.at of the Germans in constructing
their new weapon, but speak passion
ately of the useless barbarity of the
bombardment. The Matin says it is
consoling to note th,at the number
of victims is small, but it asks for
reprisals on German cities.
Use Tungsten, Says Painleve.
Professor Paul Painleve, former
premier and president of the academy
of sciences, told the Excelsion that
by "ising tungsten in the fabrication
of the projectile, the tungsten shells
would be about half the diameter of
steel shells of an -.ven weight and
that therefore the atmosphere resist
ence would be less, this accounting
for the extremely long range. He
also touched upon the possibility of
a propeller Deing employed on me
Alfred Capus, in the Figaro, alludes
to the making of the gun as a great
mechanical feat, but points out that
as a military factor the weapon is en
The Petit Parisien comments upon
the bombardment as an exteremely
minor incident as compared with the
gigantic battle in progress on the
LePetit Journal says that Jules
Verne had foreseen this gun and it
declares moreover that it is a French
inve-uion. "More than a year ago"
it adds, "we discovered the secret of
firing our canon more than 100 kilo
meters. The secret lie3 in the greater
suppression of the atmospheric re
sistence." The Echo De Paris declares fne
bombardment is designed to give the
impression that Paris is within the
range of the German guns. "It is a
politcal cannon," the newspaper says.
For Nebraska Fair.
Teniprturf h In Omaha
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3 a, m
6 a. m
7 a. m
8 a. m
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10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. in
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6 )i. m
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Comparative Local Record.
1918. 1917. 1917. 3913.
HighMt yesterday . . 68 67 70 48
Lowset yesterday . , 33 36 36 it
Mean temperature .. S 52 53 41
Precipitation 00 .00 .04 .01
Temperatur and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Normal temperature 40
Exces for the day , 18
Total exceia since March, 1..., ....257
Normal precipitation 0.06 Inch
Exceee for the day 0.06 inch
Total precipitation since Mar. 1..0.11 Inch
Deficiency since Mar. 1 0.tt Inch
Excew for cor. period, HI? 0.32 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, in 6 0.a inon
li. A. WKLSH, Meteorologl.,.
Bevo is a great favorite in the Army Canteens, where none
but pure, soft drinks may be sold. After drill or march,
you are sure to see a long line of hot and dusty-throated
soldier boys making a bee-line for Bevo. They know that
there lies complete satisfaction, full refreshment and pure
At home or abroad at work or play between meals
or with meals, you will appreciate what we have done for
you in making this triumph in soft drinks.
You will find Bevo at inns, restaurants, groceries, depart
ment and drug stores, picnic grounds, baseball parks, soda
fountains, dining cars, in the navy, at canteens, at mobili
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HAIG WILL HOLD
IN BIG BATTLE
Sir John Foster Fraser, in his talk
at the University club Saturday; on
"The Checkerboard of Europe," em
phasized his faith in the allied armies.
He made special reference to the re- (
cent reports of German advances and '
'aid he was well acquainrea witn me
country wnerc iuc umuci is uciug
fought, and declared the British lines
would hold for years.
"Thev may bend 'em, but they'll
never break 'em," he said, in speaking
of the British defense lines.
He also spoke of the Russian situa
tion; the causes leading up to the
present crisis; the chaotic condition
resulting from premature attempts at
changing methods ages old and the
unfortunate selection of a modern
German Aviators Ua turcd.
Havre, March 24. A German O: iha
airplane damaged by artillery tire was
forced to descend back of the Belgian
lines Thursday evening. The three
men in the crew, two officers and a
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Many doctors and nurses frankly rec
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