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THE BEE: OMAHA, THUKSDAW OCTOBER 24, 1918.
Republican Leader Disap
proves Continuance of Dis
cussions; Hitchcock De
Increase Army Balloon
Service at Omaha Forts
Washington, Oct. 23. Disap
proval of President Wilson's course
in continuing the discussions with
the German government and jn
transmitting the request for an ar
mistice and peace to the allied gov
ernments was voiced tonight by
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
the republican leader in the senate.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
chairman of the senate foreign re
lations committee, approved the
president's reply, saying it would
A-ifate a political crisis in Germany.
Cites Former Utterances.
''The president." said Senator
Lodge, ''says in his last sentence
that if we must deal with the mili
tary masters and autocrats of Ger
many we must demand not peace
negotiations, but surrender. With
this I am in full accord, as I was
with the president's statement of
September 27. In the first paragraph
the president says that as the pres
ent German government which, as
all the world knows is controlled
by the kaiser and the military
party, represents through its min
isters the majority of the rechstag
md an overwhelming majority of
the German people, he feels that he
cannot decline to1 take up with the
iillied governments the question of
; an armistice. With this I am not
in accord, for the German govern
ment described in the first para
graph and that described in the last
sentence are one and the same.
Deplores Any Discussion.
, "My own vview is a very simple
' one. There is no German govern
ment in existence with which I
would discusi anything. I deplore
at this stage, when we are ad
vancing steadily to a complete vic
. tory, any discussion or exchange of
notes with ht German government.
The only thing now is to demand
unconditional surrender. I would
leave that to Marshal Foch and the
generals of the armies. When they
; report that the German army has
surrendered and ceased to V;ist as
an army in being, then and not
until then let the allies and the
t United States meet and agree what
terms they will impose on Germany
to insure the safety of civilization
and mankind." it
Senator Hitchcock's View.
Senator Hitchcock made this
' "In this note the president
reaches a logical climax t his cor
respondence with Germany. He
places squarely up to the people of
Germany the issue of democratiz
ing their government and being ac
corded a peace of justice or hold
ing on to their military autocracy
and submitting to an unconditional
surrender. In my opinion his note
will create a political crisis in Ger
many. I believe the American
people wilt tully indorse the firm
stand he has taken, and it is very
evident that the allied nations are
giving him tfleir support. An armi
slice does not seem to be prob
able for some time to come under
Pawnee County Man
, Wins Prize for Exhibit
' From a Staff Correspondent.
' Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special.)
Arnold .Martin of Du Bois, Neb.,
who has become nationally famous
through his success in farming a 20
acre tract in Tawnee county, has
added another laurel to his crown.
He won the sweepstakes prize for
states at the International Soil
Products exposition in Kansas City.
Mr. Martin called at the state
house Wednesday and exhibited a
big silver cup which is handsomely
engraved. This is Nebraska's sec
ond consecutive victory.
Mr. Martin took the cup to the
governor's office and placed it be
side the. cup which Nebraska won
last year in the same competition.
The prize winner, with his Ne
braska exhibits, also won lOther
silver cups. . ' ,,.
Florida, South Dakota, Minne
sota, Kansas, Texas -and Missouri,
and two Canadian provjnees were
.., represented at the exposition.
- The Nebraska exhibit carried oft
the following prizes:
Silver Cup Sweepstakei, best atate col
i Silver Cup Best collection of vegeta
ble. . ,.
Silver Cup lien exhibit of spelts.
Silver Cup Best county display of ce
reals, won by Bcottsbluff county eihlblt.
Silver Cup Best county collective ex
hibit of fruit, won by Bcottsbluff .
Silver Cup Best county exhibit ol
ceotbles. Won by Bcottsbluff.
Silver Cup Best dry farming corn ex-
h Sweepstakes Cup Best corn exhibit for
Telephone Companies Ask
Right to Increase Rates
By a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 22.(SpeciaU
. Three telephone companies filed ap
plication Wednesday with the rail
way commission for increased rates.
The Palisade Tejephone company
asks to boosts rates on business
telephones from $1.50 to $2 a
i month; on residence from $1 to $1.50
and an additional switching charge
of 25 cents.
' The Thedford Telephone com
pany asks permission to increase its
rates from $1.50 to $2 on business
telephones;-75c to $1 on residence
telephones apd to issue $3,000 of
stock to cover improvements.
An increase of from $1.25 to $1.30
on.residencee phones is asked for
, by the Union Valley ' Telephone
company. 1 '-.
Life Term Prisoner Dies
; In State Penitentiary
rom a aran vorresponacm.
T.itiifln. Neb.. Oct. 23. Rav Mav-
nard serving a life sentence for
'nurder, died Tuesday night at the
prison hospital of influenza and
pneumonia after a week's illness.
Mayrjard had been behind , the pris
on walls for 111 years, commencing
his terra when But 17 years qjd. He
was convicted of killing a young
gwTt Alliance, x,
The balloon service of the United
States is to be greatly enlarged, ac
cording to reports jus't received at
Fort Omaha. The new plan of en
largement calls for 25,000 more men
and 1,200 new officers in the balloon
section of the army.
The balloon school at Fort Omaha
will be taxed to capacity, new build
ings will be erected and several
thousand more soldiers will be sta
It is thought that new buildings
also will be erected at Fort Crook
and that the unused fields there will
Dispatches from Washington say
that the balloon service of the coun
try wljl be enlarged to four times its
present size. '
'NOW WANING IN
Conditions Still Serious in
Nine States, Includ
ing Iowa, Nebraska
Washington, Oct., 23. Continued
improvement in the influenza situa
tion in army camps and in a number
of states was shown by reports re
ceived today by the surgeon gener
al of the army and the public health
service. New cases in army camps
(otajled only 2,733 with 327 deaths.
The' disease now is epidemic at only
three camps Lewis, Wash.; Mc
Clellan, Ala., and Kearny, Cal.
States where the number of new
cases reported shows a decrease in
clude Connecticut, Delaware, New
Jersey, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri,
Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma.
Oregon, South Carolina, Tennes
see and Wisconsin. In portions of
other states improvement has been
shown and for the country at large
the peak of the epidemic apparently
has been reached. .
Interferes With Freight.
Conditions still are serious in
some states, particularly Colorado,
Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Minne
sota, Nebraska, Ohio, - $exas and
New Mexico. It is estimated that
there are 125,000 cases in Dhkf with
22,000 at Cincinnati In Minnesota
bad outbreaks "have been reported
in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and other
towns. '"V v ,,
The effect of the epidemic on the
railroads was shown by the railroad
administration's weekly Jeport of
traffic conditions. IllnesT of rail
road men interfered seriously with
freight movement and unloading.
Repair work at railroad shops also
has been hampered while a decrease
in passenger traffic was noted.
Reports that the influenza germs
may have been brought to the
yinited States and spread by enemy
agents, possibly landed on Ameri
can shores from submarines, have
been investigated by government
agents, but no basis for them has
been found; Investigators of sever
al government departments de
clared today that they were con
vinced after an inquiry that the
disease was brought to this country
through the "natural channels of af
fected seamen, travelers or imports
and not by malicious methods.
State Institutions Buy
Potatoes on Open Market
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 23. Potato
crop failures at all bat two of the
state institutions will compel the
State Board of Control to buy about
6.000 bushels of spuds to supply the
different institutions, Chairman
Henry Gerdes announced Wednes
day. Chairman Gerdes rejected an offer
of two carloads of potatoes Wed
nesday because the shipper wanted
$1.13 a bushel. He had previously
bought two carloads at 96 cents a
Brought Up During
Booze Case Hearing
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Carlos .Morehouse, well
known Fremont business man, was
implicated by testimony rendered at
a hearing requested by County At
torney J. C. Cook to investigate the
charge that he had knowledge of a
shipment of "Drug" whisky into
Fremont in a barrel of cranberries.
Express office employes declare
that Morehouse inquired about the
barrel of cranberries, and when told
that the barrel had contained
whisky, inquired if there was any
way of obtaining possession of it.
He refused to answer the questions
of the attorneys.
Attorn: y Cook testified that -W.
Wilson, state government agent,
had connected his name with that of
Morehouse, and had intimated that
he knew of the shipment. He
charged Wilson with being lax in
pursuing bootleggers. Detective
Murphy and Deputy Sheriff Flana
gan and Walker of Omaha, who
have been working with Wilson, said
he had been vigilant in his duties.
Justice Dame announced that he
would take no action in the case.
Clemmons Makes Report
On School Consolidation
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special.)
State Superintendent Clemmons' an
nual report shows that 42 consoli
dated schools in Nebraska have
been established or projected in the
last two years. The system enables
country boys and girls to get a high !
school education without leaving the
, From 10 to 20 acres of land be- j
longs to each school for agricultural
experiments and each conforms to
the Smith-Hughes act and the
Shumway state act entitled it to fed
eral and state aid.
Courses in agriculture, manual
training, cooking and domestic
science are given and in many
schools commercial courses have
The 12-grade buildings do not cost
less than $45,000 each and some cost
as much as $120,000. The value of all
the buildings is over $1,000,000.
Students are taken to and from
the school in auto trucks, some pu
pils living 10 miles distant. Each
school has from 150 to 250 students.
Burlington Train Wrecked
Near the City of Seward
Seward, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special.)
Burlington train No. 23, from the
east, was wrecked near here at 2:30
Wednesday morning, four cars go
ing into the ditch.
At Ruby, Neb., near here, the
train struck a cow, but was able to
go on after the accident. The acci
dent there broke some part of the
engine, which caught in the track
at Seward, throwing the engine,
baggage, mail and express cars into
the ditch. Ten Pullman cars on the
train did not leave the rails and
nobody was injured.-
Another engine was sent out, the
train backed to Lincoln and sent out
again by another way. Conductor
Marshall was in charge and Taylor
was the engineer.
Loan Flowing Into Treasury
Washington, Oct 23. Payments
on the fourth Liberty loan now are
pouring into the treasury at the rate
of $150,000,000 a. day and several
hundred millions are expected to
morrow, the last day given banks to
report their loan subscriptions, to
gether with initial payments.
So great is the task before the
banks that many probably will not
be able to complete their reports
in the alloted time, thus delaying
the federal reserve banks in mak
ing up their totals, which will show
the exact amount of the subscrip
tions to the loan. . Efforts of the
Liberty loan publicity bureau today
to obtain approximate figures on
subscriptions by cities were unavail
ing. The first block of treausry certifi
cates of indebtedness issued in ad
vance of the fourth loan falls due
tomorrow. It totals $839,000,000 and
was issued June 25. Many banks
will pay their Liberty loan install
ments tomorrow with these certifi
cates. Vice Admiral Sims today cabled
that total subscriptions to the loan
by the American naval forces in
France were $1,203,000. This in
crased the total for the navy to $43,
000,000, with some reports yet to be
Sales of war savings stamps and
certificates today passed the $800,
FOR HUN BOMBS
Doughboys Calm During Raid
on Hospital and Refuse to
Leave Building and
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 23. American
wounded soldiers who were in the
American hospital near which Ger
man bombing planes dropped ex
plosives in the neighborhood of
Rarecourt Monday night, were so
little concerned by the raid that they
refused to leave the building ?and
enter dugouts until compelled to do
so by the nurses.
Discussing the nonchalant attitude
on the part of the doughboys,
Margery Sawyer of Buffalo, N. Y.,
and Mabel Butler of New Haven,
Conn., Red Cross nurses, said they
found these men, some of whom had
come in from the front lines only
a few hours previously, as calm as
though no attack had taken place,
although the hospital had been dam
aged by bombs and the wards were
filled with smoke.
The first thoughts of these nurses
were regarding the wounded.
Neither one had had previous ex
perience under enemy bombing op
erations and expected when they
hurried to the wards to find the
"I had gone to bed early," Miss
Sawyer said. "I was aroused by the
alarm of an air raid, but some one
suggested that the Germans were
merely passing by. Then there was
a terrific explosion, followed by an
unheaval of my cot and I was tossed
across the room, glass falling all
around me and rocks and dirt too.
I have cared for many gas patients
and have heard their stories. The
room was filled with smoke and I
thought of gas and that scared me
more than anything else. Then Miss
Butler came and we went to assist
Miss Butler said she was attend
ing one of the soldiers when the
first bomb struck within 25 feet of
the building in which Miss Sawyer
lay in bed.
"We simply had to drive the
doughboys into the dugouts," Missj
Sawyer said. One whom I aroused
said bombs meant nothing to him
and insisted in turning over and
going to sleep."
Gets Under Better
Control in the State
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special.)
The Spanish influenza epidemic in
Nebraska is coming under control,
state health authorities stated
Wednesday when a decrase in the
number of new cases was reported.
It is too early however, the offi
cials admit, to make any predic
tions that the situation has improv
ed to any great extent. The big
problem confronting the authorities
now is to get competent medical and
A total of 2,190 new cases were
reported Wednesday morning for
the preceding 24 hours. This brings
the grand total of 25.640 cases re
ported to the State Health board,
Dr. W. F. Wild said.
Dr. Gillisplie, a Missouri doctor,
arrived in Lincoln Wednesdav and
was immediately sent to Rushville
by Dr. Wild, Dr. C. T. O wings of
Dunning, Neb., was transferred to
The state closing order, issued
Monday by the health board, has
been enforced all over the state.
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Of Nations Undertaken
In Independence Hall
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 23. In his
toric Independence hall there be
gan today a conference which is
expected "to result in the complete
organization of the mid-European
anion of small nations and the for
mulation of the declaration of inde
pendence that will break the yoke
of German nd Austrian oppression.
Fifteen delegates, unofficially rep
resenting about 65,000,000 people
of small nations, were present when
Mayor Thomas B. Smith welcomed
them to the city. After the greet
ing the delegates reverently
marched past the Liberty bell and
went to the room where the fore
fathers of the American republic
signed the Declaration of Indepen
dence, and began their conference,
which is expected to last till Satur
day. At the head of the delegation is
Thomas G. Masaryk-, president of
the newly organized Czecho-Slovak
republic, and Prof. Herbert A.
Miller of Oberlin college, a director
in the new union and the only Amer
ican admitted to the deliberations
of the conference. Others in the
delegation included representatives
of Jugo-Slavs, Bohemians and
President Masaryk was asked the
colors of the new Czecho-Slovak
"Red and white," he replied, "but
the red is of a certain unvarying
shade. It is the red of blood."
It was decided after an informal
conference between Presiden'
Masaryk and Prof. Miller, to intro
duce a resolution backing the gov
ernment of the United States in the
stand taken in regard to the Ger
man peace- note.
200,000 Recruits Needed
For U. S. Navy Next Year
Washington, Oct. 23. Two hun
dred thousand recruits for the navy
will be needed in the coming year,
mainly to man merchant ships in
government service, Secretary Dan
iels informed the house naval com
This increase would bring the
naval personnel to more than 700,000
men, compared with 54,000 at the
beginning of thewar.
The Liquid Wash for Skin Disease
We have witoeoed auch remarkable
retultt with thia toothing wash of oil
that we offer yon a bottle on the guaran
tee that onleM it doea the tame for you
it cotU you not a cent 85c, 60c and tl.ee.
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United Mine Workers Say
t Germany Must Surrender
Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Nothing
but the unconditional surrender of
Germany ought to be considered,
the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca said in a telegram to President
Wilson in stating views on the lat
est note from Germany. ' The mes
sage was signed by William Green,
secretary-treasurer of the organiza
tion. It was made public here today.
The message says that the Ger
many now denying guilt of cruelty
and wanton destruction is the same
Germany which destroyed hospital
ships and, in bombing raids on Lon
don and Paris, killed innocertt
women and children.
Russ Socialists Would
Welcome U. S. Troops
New York, Oct. 23. A cable mes
sage asserting that the social demo
crats of Russia would welcome the
coming of "republican troops of the
United States" into Russia has been
received by the social democratic
league of America, it was announced
here today by William English
Walling, secretary of the American
The message coming from 'All of
the best known socialists of Russia
outside of bolshevik circles," Mr.
Walling said, was signed by Peter
Maslott, who, an international so
cialist, says in the cable message
that he had been elected chairman
of a convention representative of
democracy in Rijssia.
Gets Jail Sentence for
Selling Liquor to Soldiers
Carl Kimball, taxi driver, charged
vith selling liquor to soldiers, and
taken by military police in the raid
at 307 North Twenty-fifth street,
along with three women charged
with prostitution, pleaded guilty be
fore Judge Woodrough in federal
court Wednesday morning. Kim
ball was giwrn four months in jail.
Soldier Who Wounded
Wife's Affinity Has
Returned to His Camp
F,11 S n Oet. 21 fSne.
cial.) Private George A. Peterso
who a few nights ago shot th
wounded his wife's alleged affinity,
and who also inflicted a number of
razor cuts on the face and neck of
the affinity, was permitted to leave
the city on his return to Fort Ben
jamin Harrison, where he is sta
tioned. He was accompanied by
Mrs. Peterson, who will reside near
her husband as long as he remains
in the United States. Lewis Mow
ery, the affinity, is in a local hospital.
His injuries are not as serious as at
first supposed, and because of this
fact the authorities decided not to
hold Peterson. The Petersons were
married at Nebraska City, Neb., last
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TODAY'S BEAUTY HELP
We find you can bring out the
beauty of your hair to its very best
advantage by washing it with Can
throx. It makes a very simple, in
expensive shampoo, which cleanses
the hair and scalp thoroughly of
all the dandruff, dirt and excess
oil, leaving a wonderfully clean,
wholesome feeling. After its use,
you will find that the hair dries
quickly and evenly, is never
streaked in appearance and is al
ways bright, soft and fluffy; so
fluffy, in fact, that it looks more
abundant than it is, and so soft that
arranging it becomes a pleasure.
Just use a teaspoonful of Canthrox,
which you can get from any good
druggist, dissolve it in a cup of hot
water; this makes a full cup , of
shampoo liquid, enough so it is easy
to apply it to all the hair instead of
just the top of the head. Adv.
Began As Water Blisters.
"I had eczema on my lhnbs for three
years. It began in the form of water
blisters, and my clothing
rubbing it would cause the
itching to be something
terrible, so that I scratched
till it would bleed. My
limbs were swollen and at
times I could not sleep, and
would have to quit work.
"I did not get relief un
til I tried Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment, and after using them three
months I was healed." (Signed)
Frank Ranney, 1016 Crawford St.,
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 16, 1918.
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Have on hand a full pint of Mentho
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colds, relieves coughing and grad
ually brings permanent relief. The
full and best benefits are derived if
you begin taking it at the very out
set of a cold tr cough because you
can check or abort the cold and
save many hours of distress and per
haps ward off pneumonia and other
serous results of a neglected cold.
, Mentho-Laxene is pure; contains
no opiates or narcotics. It is pleas
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Hundreds of .thousands of bottles
of Mentho-Laxene have been sold
and not over 50 people have wanted
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face and hair? -
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