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    THE BEE: "OMAHA, FRIDAY, ' JUNE 28, 1918.
Secretary Baker Draws First
Nnmhop OIR' Tact n Draw.
ing 1,200 Slips Takes
Two Hours. ,
R AMociated Press.
Washington, June 27. Nearly 800,-
000 young men of 21 who registered
or military servic last June 5, had
heir order in the draft-classes fixed
loday by a second national draft lot
ry held with formal ceremony at
lie senate onice ouuauig.
Just 1,200 numbered slips rolled
nto capsules enough to cover the
iitof new registrants in the largest
focal district in the country were
prawn from a big glass bowl and the
numbers recorded in serial order.
.Under the law all the new registrants
50 at the boitum of the classes to
which they iay be assigned and the
brder in which the number appearing
hn each man s registration card came
from tlu bowl determines his place
in the list of additions.
The task was done in about two
hours. After a brief explanatory
statement by Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder, Secretary Baker, blind
folded, drew the first number Z46,
General March, chief of staff, Chain
man Chamberlain and Senator War
ren, of the senate military commit
tM! Chairman Dent and Reoresenta-
tsve Kahn. of California, ot the house
military committee, and several army
officers each drew a number. Then
('Major Billy" Wellborn, a young wo
men emnloved in the nrovost mar
shal generafc office, donned the blind
fold and. proceeded to take out cap
sules. -
The dramatic interest that attend
ed the first drawing, which actually
aeterminea tne original oraer oi ser
pice of 10,000,000 registrants, was al
most wholly lacking in today's pro
ceedings. Since men placed in Class
1 are certain to be called to the col
Srs within a few months at most, the
Wqer in which new registrants are
Maced is relatively unimporant.
in in t
-ween nurrarea umana
, Boys Called by Draft
Fifteen hundred Omaha boys yes-
erday were assigned their order num
bers In the srest national draft armv
( These 1,500 Omaha boys are those
who had become 21 years old since
the first big dratt one year ago and
who registered June 5 this year.
I The first Omaha boy drawn proved
to be an enemy aline. He is Hans
v Hayden, Sou South Twenty-first
eet, - .
The first number drawn in the lot
y was 246. This was Havden's
nber. He is the only Omahan
wn on (his number as the Fourth
'.rlct the one in which Heyden
istered, ii the only Omaha dia-
;t in which that many of the 21
r-old youths had registered.
"--rst number to demand the
Lei all five Omaha districts
i ia eighth cspsule drawn from the
,u nis was o. is.,, five umi
bevi held thla aerial number. Thev
r flarold Thirtie, Eighteenth and.
?le, . in the First district; Aubry
ucLeroy, general delivery, in the
:ond district; Harry Babendir, 2511
vard street in' the Third district;
Warn C. Lebbs, 913 South Twenty
.h, in the Fourth district, and Har.
! R. Murphy, 523 North Twenty
Mh in the Fifth district
;he first man from Douglas county,
iid of Omaha, the Sixth district,
Orvillt I. McReynolds, 7719 North
Vtieth street His serial number
D and it was the 13th drawn from
' box,
lolden of serial No, 1 were fortun
, This number was not drawn un
43 had been assigned ahead of it
nly a desultory interest in the
t of the 21-year-olds was exhibited
Jmaha. It was vastly different
it the hug draft of a year ago
n more than 30,000 Omaha men
e assigned their , draft numbers.
s time less than 5 per cent of that
,oer were anected.
Another Bee Man to Help
Vrin Vrarfor the Nation
Russell Phelps, formerly city edi
tor of The Bee, is another member
of this newspaper's staff to enter mil
itary service. Mr. Phelps enlisted in
the balloon school at Fort Omaha
last fall "but' his eyesight disqualified
him for that service and he was hon
orably discharged after a month of
He returned to The Bee. where he
remained until he was drawn in the
June contingent of the selective army,
lie will leave today for Camp Funs-
ton and is anxious to go overseas to
get a chance at the Huns.
rhelDS was on the staff of I he
Bee two and one-half years and
was in newspaper work in Min
neapolis before he came to Omaha.
He was married a year ago to the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
Morrison of 2101 Avenue B, Council
Thursday morninar. when the Oma
ha contingent was put through a few
preliminary paces at the high school
grounds, rhelps received a promotion
then a demotion within an hour.
Phelps was placed in charge of a
squad bound for Fort Riley. But
Phelps was assigned to the Funston
contingent and when this was kuown
he was prompted demoted back to
'hnrlr nnuat. ! h .,L-
Ukraine Bureau Confirms Re
port That Nicholas Romanoff
Was Tried, Condemned
and Put to Death. '
A second star will be added to TheQthe fifth class at Tulsa, Okl., and
Bee service Ma Friday when C E.
Dougherty of the composing room
goes to Funston, Dougherty was in
asked to have his name transferred to
the Omaha lists when he was placed
in Class 1.
By Associated Press.
Geneva; June 27. The Ukraine
bureau at Lausanne announced today
has received confirmation of the
report that the bolshevik authorities
at Yekaterinburg condemned Nicho
las Romanoff, former Russian emper
or, to death after a short trial, and
then shot him. Details of the report
ed execution are lacking.
Grand Di&e Issues Manifesto.
Amsterdam. June 27, Grand Duke
Michael Alexandrovitch, younger
brother of the former Emperor Nich
olas, is reported in a dicpatch from
Moscow received here today by way
of Berlin, to have placed himself at
the head of tlje new bibenan gov
ernment and to have issued a mani
festo to the Russian people.
Paris, June 27. A dispatch from
Kiev under date of Wednesday, June
fipeliacy Nominated.
irtford, Conn., Juna 27. Thomas
pellacy of Hartford, was nomin
.i for governor by the democratic
state convention here today. The
platform approved the administration
of President Wilson, declared that
the supreme effort is to win the war.
A Real
Sweater Sale
This it a tale of Wool
Sweater only. . Some
are ' heavy; tome are
I: -ht ; tome imitate hand
rrxde; forae are heavy
rr knit; tome are tam
r!cs; tome are a bit
These Sweatert . are
v.-crth at much at $12.
Vcor choice Friday
The House of
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Former Russian Premier Hopes
to Be 'Received Here as
Spokesman of His
By Associated Press.
London, June 27. "I bear witness
that the Russian people never will
recognize the Brest-Litovslc treaty,
which hurled Russia into the abyss
of annihilation," said Alexander F.
Kerensky, former premier of Russia,
at an address at the labor conference
Mr. Kerensky said that Kussia was
bending under German insults and
bleeding at every pore, but still op
posed the enemy invasion.
Labor Meeting Startled.
How Kerenskv escaped from Rus
sia and how his comrades shielded
him from the' bolsheviki remains a
secret At present he is evading all
uninvited visitors.
No conjurer pulling a white rabbit
from, a silk hat ever startled an au
dience of wild-eyed children more
thoroughly than Arthur Henderson
surprised the labor conference yes
terday in introducing Kerensky.
Amazement pervaded the meeting hall,
to be followed by cheers as the slight.
youthful, dark-haired and smooth-
shaven Kusaian stood up beside Mr,
Henderson. Kerensky told the labor
delegates that the Russian people,
fighting against tyranny now, would
soon take part again in the lists
against the central powers. The sit
uation in Russia today, he summar
ized as follows:
"One can break the Russian oeo-
ple, but one cannot subdue it."
Kerensky hopes to be received in
America as spokesman of his coun
trymen. t
Relief PJam Being Considered.
Washington. June 27. Various
plans for extending American aid to
Kussia m tne ettort to bring her back
into the war are still in the stage of
consideration, and before being put
into operation will require much con
sultation betwen the American gov
ernment and the allies.
The revival of the plan of sending
material aid to the distressed coun
try, such as seeds, agricultural imple
ments and other means of rehabilita
ting her people and accompanying
them with sufficient forces to safe
guard these ' resources from falling
inio me nanas ox me uermans
hinges upon the approval of the allies
and the consent of the Russian peo
ple. It has been suggested the govern
ment might take a visit from former
rremier rverenstcy to me unnea
as a means of informing itself of in
timate details. So far as could be
learned today, a visit from the for
mer premier was still an unsettled
question. There are some differences
of opinion among the friends ot Rus
sia in Washington as to whether con
ferences between American officials
and Kerensky would be advisable.
Iowa Called upon to
Send 300 Registrants
To University of Texas
Washington, June 27. A school
call for 685 draft registrants was made
tonight by Frovost Marshal General
Crowder on New York, Texas and
Iowa. ;
New York will send 100 qualified
for -general military service to Le
high University, South Bethlehem,
l'a., and 185 qualified for limited
service to Oswego Board of Educa
tion, Oswego, N. Y., both entrain
ments to be July 15. . ...
Texas will send 100 for limited
service to University of Texas. Aus
tin, Texas, July 18, and Towa 300
for general service to University ,of
lexas, Austin, lexas., July 25.
Otto Schagun Is Injured ;
When Struck by Wagon Pole
Otto Schagun, 2836 Decatur street,
received a lacerated arm and contu
sions on the hip when he was struck
by the pole of a wagon driven by Guy
Smith, apartment 6, bhelby court The
accident happened in front of 213
North Twenty-fifth street, about 5:30
o'clock Thursday night Schagun was
riding on the rear platform of a street
car and was struck by the pole as the
car passed the wagon. He was attend
ed by Police Surgeon Foltz and taken
to the Lister hospital. Smith was ar
rested and charged with violating the
rules of the road. Officers allege the
wagon was facing the opposite direc
tion from the one specified in the city
ordinances. "
The Beds Fund for
Free Milk and Ice
1 1 i
"I know of no better way than The
Bee's fu.d to bring comfort to the
poor during the coming hot months."
Henrv 1. Abrahams.
"In our teal to do war work we
should not neglect the country's
most important crop, the baby crop."
Dr. D. T. Ouiaiev.
These are some expressions of
contributors to the Bee's fund to
Drovide oure milk and cooling ice
to poor families with babies and
small children.
Scores of little ones are getting
these necessities daily because of
this fund. They have no other way
of getting them; The number of
!ittle ones who can be succored de
tends upon the size of the fund.
Have you done a little? Will you
have a share in bringing nourishing
milk to the helpless ones?
Send or bring any sum from 10
cents to 95.00 to The Bee office. It
will be acknowledged.
Previously Acknowledged ...$141.50
H. J. Abrahams 5.00
Mrs. Sarah M. Young, Ne-
t.9.k xr.v. 9 AA
tlH W .. SVH OtVV
Dr. D. T. Quigley 5.00
Mrs. F. A. Cressey Z.00
Q M. Porter 2.00
Mrs. E. J. Updegraff 5.00
James Walsh, Benson 5.00
Total ........,............$167.50
, ' (Continued from rf On.)
haste is necessary. This fact appar
ently is being deeply impressed on
the German high command, especially
as it daily is witnessing the arrival
of increasing numbers of Americans
on the battle front and is coming to
realize that they are foemen of the
highest merit
Americans Hold Gains.
For the moment the Germans seem
resigned to their loss to the Ameri
cans of the Belleau wood, northwest
of Chateau Thierry. No counter at
tacks have been made in an endeavor
to regain the lost ground. The latest
account of the Americans' victory
shows that the trooDS trom overseas
in addition to killing or wounding
many of the enemy, took 311 pris
oners, 11 machine suns and 10 auto
matic rines and a large quantity of
ammunition and other war stores.
All is quiet aloni the Piave. where
the Italians are secure in the posi
tions from which they drove the Aus
trians. In the mountain region there
has been considerable fighting in
which the Italians seem to have had
the upper hand. "
All Blame for Circus Train
Wreck Placed on Engineer
Hammond, Ind., June 27. Investl
gation of the Hagenback-Wallace cir
cus wreck by the Interstate Com
merce commission and the public
service commission of Indiana today
resulted in exoneration of all connect
ed with the two trains except En
gineer Alonzo Sargent of the empty
troop special that plowed through the
performers sleeping cars.
Former French Minister
; To Be Tried fo: Treaso
Paris, June 27. The French senate
sitting as a high court will beein on
July 15 the trial of Louis Malvy, for
mer minister of the interior, on the
cnarge ot nigh treason, lhis was
decided upon at an unoffcial meeting
ot the senators today.
, We have a large assort
ment of Steamer Trunks
at prices ranging from
$5.00 up. All well built
with strong locks and
sturdy hinges. Trunks that
will go with you as far as
you want to go. And come
back safe and sound. Also
a very complete line of
matting and cane light
weight suit cases. Most
reasonably priced. Let us
do your repairing.
Omaha's Best Baggage
1803 Farnara Street.
26, declares that the report of the
assassination of former Emperor
Nicholas of Russia has , beea con
firmed. It is declared he was killed
by bolshevik troops during their re
treat on Yekaterinburg.
The Kiev message was received at
Basel, Switzerland, and forwarded
here by the Havas correspondent in
that city.
Say Son Also ueaa.
London, June 27. Rumors are cur
rnt in Prtrncrad that Alexis Roman
off, son of former Emperor Nicholas,
died a few days ago, says an ex
change Telegraph dispatch from
Copenhagen today.
Grand Duke Michael Alexandro
vitch, reported at the head of a coun
ter revolutionary movement, now is
at Omsk nn the Siberian steooes. it is
reported in Russian advices, forward
ed by the Exchange 1 elegraph corre
spondent at Copenhagen.
Many Rumors Received.
Washington June 27. A report of
the killing of Nicholas Romanoff, late
czar of Russia, was received at the
State department today from Stock
holm. was transmitted as a Swed
ish press report, which, according to
the Soviets, "needed confirmation.''
The first report of the assassination
of Emperor Nicholas was received in
Copenhagen through Stockholm on
Tuesday The Copenhagen message
quoted the Russian newspaper Vjia
as saying that Russian red guards had
murdered the ex-emperor in his resi
dence at Yekaterinburg, where he was
removed recently from Tobolsk
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Moscow dated Friday, June 21,
and received in this country Wednes
day, declared there was no foundation,
however, for the rumors of the assas
sination, and dispatches from German
sources last week reported that the
former emperor was not at Yekater
inburg, having been removed to Mos
cow for safe keeping.
Ames Boy at Play Plunges
Tine of Pitchfork Into
5-Year-Old Brother's Eye
Fremont, Neb., June 27. (Special.)
While playing Ralph Howell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Will Howell, near
Ames, ran the tine of a pitchfork in
the eye of his 5-year-old brother. The
boy will lose the sight of the eye.
Refuse Pardon to Prisoner
To Work in Harvest Fields
From a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, June 27. (Special.) M.
P. Nelson, held in jail at Nelson, has
been denied a pardon by Acting Gov
ernor Howard. His release had been
asked for in order that he might help
in the harvest fields. The county
attorney advised against the pardon,
saying that the prisoner had twice
been convicted, of bootlegging, and
that the government authorities prob
ably would nab him if he were turned
Wahoo Makes Extensive
Preparations for Sale .
For Red Cross on July 4
Wahoo, Neb., June 27. (Special.)
Five hundred men and women are
working on the extensive prepara
tions for the Saunders County Red
Cross sale and celebration at Wahoo,
July 4. A most elaborate program has
been arranged, consisting of a parade,
patriotic speaking, music, base ball
and dancing. Five automobiles will
be given away on that day. a com
plete Delco light system, and also
numerous quilts, doilies and antique
coins and souvenirs.
The "grub committee" is especially
active and expect to have 20,000
lunch boxes ready.
Saunders county stands first in Red
Cross work in the United States and
the sale and celebration on July 4 will
make its position still more secure.
Machine Guns Used
In Suppressing Food
Riots in Petrograd
London, June 27. According to a
Petrograd message transmitted by
the Exchange Telegraph correspond
ent at Copenhagen the food situation
in Petrograd is desperate. Riots are
taking place daily, it is declared, and
are being suppressed by the bol
sheviki with the aid of machine guns.
Purchases charged
Friday and Saturday
appear on statements
dated August 1.
Final Disposa!
Of Hats
Our entire trimmed hat
stock and mid-summer mod
els go at great reductions.
Pattern Hats,
Sold up to $32.50,
Friday $14.50.
Dress Hats,
Sold up to $16.50,
Friday, $7.50.
Street Hats,
Sold up to $9.00,
Friday,$4.75.;; )
" All Sales Final
Lovely Embroideries
27-inch flouncings, beautiful pat
terns, edges are colored.
White 45-inch flouncings.
Apron edges, narrow Swiss, and
cambric edges.
Beading and ribbon edges.
Distinctive and not expensive.
The Walking Pump
Of Sorosis Design
Any low heel pump in stock
will be sold Friday and
Saturday for only $5.
Models in tan calfskin, black
calfskin, dull kid, patent leather
and white Nile cloth.
Friday $5 a Pair
thompson,Belden & CQ
TAe fashion Center Jor Womefl0
Our Entire Tailored Suit Stock
Goes Friday at Three Prices
$18.75, $29.50, $37.50
The temptation to carry our stocks is very great,
due to the scarcity of materials and rising costs,
but it has always been Thompson, Belden's pol
icy to keep stocks clean and new and this season
will not be any exception. '
Many woman will anticipate their early fall
needs as many of these suits are of the proper
weight for Autumn.
One Hundred Forty -Five Suits
Serges, Poiret Twills, Gabardines,. Wool Pop
lins, Velour and Crepe de Chine, Taffeta and
Silk Poplin.
Sizes 16 to 46. Reduced as follows:
$29.50 to $39.50 Suits Friday $18.75
$42.50 to $55.00 Suits Friday $29.50
$59.50 to $95.00 Suits Friday $37.50
These regular prices have not -been raised in
order to make "reductions" seem greater.
Every suit included
and every suit is from
regular stock.
No alterations
No. C. O. D. S.
8:30 A. M. Friday.
Parasol Ideas
That are Novel
Some are plain, others shir
red. Sunburst and Rosemaid
are two of the most distinc
tive new shapes. The small
Japanese parasol is still a
favorite. Nearly all are
rainproof, which makes
them doubly useful.
$2 to $12.50.
Children's Parasols
The most attractive ones we
have ever shown. Not a scat
tering few, but several hundred
to show you, 50c to $3.50.
One Dollar Hosiery
Silk boot hose with lisle tops
and soles. A splendid wearing
hose; in black, white, gray and
brown, $1 a pair.
Very sheer lisle hose made of
English yarn. Spliced seams,
garter tops and double soles; in
white and black, $1 a pair.
Embroidered Voiles
For white summer dresses
and dainty cool blouses
many women find voiles
the best. These offered
Friday are in white, em
broidered in small neat de
signs, also plain and lace
effects, 40-inch, 65c a yard.
For hot weather suits and
skirts white Palm Beach
cloth is favored, 36-inch,
50c a yard.
Both in the linen section.
Assets $13,200,000.00
Sweet Springs, Missouri, March 5th, 1918.
The Old Line Bankers Life Insurance Co.,
Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gentlemen :l wish to acknowledge receipt of your check for
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at Kansas City, Missouri, in settlement of my policy on the 20 payment
life plan for $2,500.00 -
I paid into your company as premiums in 20 years $2,333.20. This
settlement gives me $1,217.05 as interest on my money in addition to
having my life insurance for $2,500.00 for 20 years.
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my friends.
Very truly yours,
Matured in the
of Lincoln, Nebratka
Name of Insured,. Iaac Parsons
Residence. ........ .Sweet Springs, Missouri
Amount of Policy $2,500.00
Total Premiums Paid Company $2,333.20
Total caah paid Mr. Parson. $3,550.25
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