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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1918. MUNICH CALM DURING PERIOD OF REVOLUTION Bavarians Turned Against Government by Loss of War and Resistance of King to Reforms. Tarls, Nov. 27.The revolution in Bavaria has not brought about much change in Munich, according to a special dispatch from that city to the Fetit Parisien, and the state ma .chinery continues to run almost nor mally. Everyone in Bavaria is discussing the revolution but it is a calm dis cussion of an unforeseen comnlica tion which has to be settled in the best way. The movement in Ba varia, the correspondent declares, is completely independent of the other movements in Germany. His resist ance to democratic and social re forms lost King Ludwig all the pop ularity he enjoyed when he was re gent of Bavaria and before he be came king. The conviction that the war was lost completely, turned the people against the government and for some time before the revolt the situation in Bavaria had been serious. An election to replace Deputy Woolmar, who resigned from the Reichstag, then came up. The ma jority socialists brought forward Herr Auer and the minority social ists Kurt Eisner. The political cam paign was the spark which set off the mine. Added to this the ques tion of demobilization became urg ent and the government measures to deal with it were ineffective. Eisner, the Petit Parisien corres pondent continues, feared that the demobilized masses of Germans and Austro-Hungarians in the neighbor ing countries would bring about a chaotic situation in Bavaria. He de cided on quick action and organized resistance against dangers likely to favor the development of bolshe vism. There are several versions of the beginning of the decisive phase of the crisis, says the correspondent, but the most reliable seems to show that it came from a carefully elab orated plan prepared by Eisner. Louis Gandorfer, a blind peasant with great influence, undertook to raise the peasantry against the king, but to induce them to continue feed ing the capital. At present the majority socialists and bourgeoisie parties are prepar ing for the elections to the national assembly, which will be held soon. The result of the elections, the cor respondent declares, will have a de cisive influence, which will not be confined to Bavaria. Road-Building to Be Vital Part of Plans in 1 Reconstruction Times Washington, Nov. 27. Recon struction plans in the opinion of Secretary of. Agriculture Houston should include resumption of high way construction under the federal aid road act, creation of a system of personal credit unions for farm ers, systematic supervision of land settlement, provisions for safeguard ing the rights of tenants and en couragement of farm ownership, continuation of government super vision of stock yards and related in dustries, and extension of the bene fits of modern medicine and sanita tion to rural districts. These views of the secretary ex pressed in confidence to agricultural 'editors of the country at a meeting here several days ago were author- izea ior puDiicauon louay. For Lathe and Tired Feet WHEN you've walked and walked all day and your feet are tired and burning, rest them with BAUME ANALGSIQUE BENGUE The -cooling, spothing, healing and refreshing ef fect of this famous French Baume takes away the soreness and gives prompt relief to your suffering. For twenty -five years doctors have prescribed it ''for rheumatism, gout,' sciatica and neuralgia. Originated by Dr. Jules Bengue of Paris, and now for sale at most drug stores here, in spite of war con ditions. Avoid substitutes and disappointments. Get a tube today. THOS. LEEMING & CO. Amtrictn Afcoti Nw York You Will Find It A Blessed Relief Aliens With Bank Rolls Must Pay Up Before Going Officials of the internal revenue department Tuesday rounded up 35 Japanese aliens from the Jap colony in South Omaha who were prepar ing tosgo back to Japan and are compelling them to file income tax statements. The revenue officials say also that a large number of Rus sians, Slavs, Lithuanians, Greeks and Austrians, who have been em ployed as laborers in the packing nouses, are preparing to return to Russia and other European coun tries. - All of these people, who are aliens, have no exemption in filing income tax statements, but must rile for the entire amount of their earnings. Very few of them have done so, and officials find that most of them have anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 saved up with which to start life in the country from which they came. Several of them at first refused to file statements, and the Japanese aliens have hired a lawyer to look after their interests. The revenue department intends to hold all aliens' railroad tickets and passports until statements covering the entire five years' period have beeen filed. Revenue officers say that this same condition prevails in other large cities where alien laborers who have been receiving high wages during the war are now going back,, to their native lands. ALLIES' HATRED MANIFESTED TO GEIWNVOYS Communications at Armistice Conference Never Tem pered by Friendly Word, Says Hun Delegate. Amsterdam, Nov. 27. The armis tice conferences httween the German delegates and Marsha! Foch and his associates early this month were carried out in the most business-like manner possible and apparently without notable incidents, accord ing to a long account of the confer ence given the Berlin Vossische Zei tung by a member of the German party. After the French met the Ger man commissioners they were driven for 10 hours in automobiles to an appointed rendezvous. "It seemed' to me," says the narrator, "that the drive was intentionally prolonged in order to carry us through the devastated provinces and prepare us for the hardest con ditions which hatred and revenge might demand. One of the French men pointed to a heap of ruins, say ing, "Behold St. Quentin." "We entered a train with blinds drawn in the evening and awoke in the morning in the midst of the forest of Compeigne, surrounded by soldiers. Enmity Shown. "There were two trains, one oc cupied by Marshal Foch and his staff and the other by the Germans. In these we lived, worked and ne gotiated for three days. We had everything in abundance. There was nothing to find fault with. The great enmity and hatred that ap parently prevailed against us were shown, however, in the negotiations and in tHe terms imposed." The narrator remarks that the French officers and Vice Admiral Wemyss, British representative, maintained a cold attitude, "never tempered by a friendly word." "Marshal Foch, whom we only saw twice, at the beginning and at the end of the conference, is a stern, plain man. He did not speak a sin gle word to us in the tone which fromerly distinguished the-chival rous French nation. Foch Not Rough. ."It is not-true that Fpch told us there could not be any question of negotiations, only the imposition of conditions, and whatever coldness he displayed was never ill-mannered or rough. Really there was nothing to ne gotiate. We pointed out the tech nical impossibility of some condi tions. . . . Finally we were obliged to sign." During the discussion the French handed the Germans the Paris newspapers announcing the abdica tion of Emperor William. "We observed no smile of tri umph on their faces," adds the writ er, "but could discern their hatred." Chamber of Commerce Will Help Finance Fort Road At an executive meeting of the flirertnre of the Chamber of Com merce Tuesday evening it was voted that $1,200 be appropriated out ot the treasury of the organization and donated to Sarpy county as an aid to the completion of the stretch ot cinder road being built between the end of the Albright car line and Fort Crook. The undertaking is an expensive one and the work is being done by the officials of Sarpy county. The grading and surfacing is being done by soldiers from Fort Omaha, and it is .hoped to have the project com-, pleted in a tew weeks. Engine Collides With Car of Cattle; Nobody Hurt A Northwestern and a Missouri Pacific freight train collided -en the crossing near Twenty-fifth and Ban croft streets early Wednesday morn ing. The Missouri Pacific engine struck a car loaded with cattle, crippling several of the animals. A number of others were burned by bers of the train crews was injured, escaping steam. None of the mem- IN THE DIVORCE COURT. A divorce decree hag been entered In favor of Edgar A. Rothery, who charged Cora Clark Rothery with Infidelity. Charles C. Borne, in an answer and cross-pctltlon to hit wife's petition for separate maintenance charges extreme cruelty for a period of three years. Alice A. Borne resides at 290 North Twenty sixth street, with three children, Marion, Harold and Mildred (, 4 and I years old. The husband asks for a decree of divorce and custody of the children.' They were married in Dennison, la., April 10, 1912. Susie Kirby, 1(19 Ik street, has been granted a decree of divorce from Bert Kir by, auto truck driver. The wife was allowed custody of Vivian. 12-year-old adopted child and (22.50 per month for support of the daughter. Mrs. Kirby's father, John W. Bacon of Ravenna. Neb., will care for the child. He la also caring for Mrs, Kirby's boy by a former mar riage. The court allowed Vivian the fam ily piano. The Klrbys were married in Lexington, Neb., September 23, 190. Elian Hubbard charges F. David Hub bard, switchman with being addicted to Intoxicants and an abusive disposition. She applied for a decree ot divorce and alimony. The Hubbards were married in Alma, Neb.. August 29, 19S7. , Hattle J. Miller alleges In a divorce petl. tloa that her husband, George, compelled her to live with his people, who refused to speak to her for "days at a time. ' She Wkt tor ft decree, alimony and. Diane AMERICANS, IN RUSSIA BATTLE IN SNOW AND ICE Some of Hardest Fighting is Met on Northern Front; Reds Try Oratory on Yankees. Archangel, Nov. 27. (By Asso ciated Press.) In log huts and wind shelters made of birch boughs, American troops are hold ing the line against 'the bolsheviki on the middle sector of the north ern front in the region of Kadish. After 10 weeks of fighting in swamps and thick undergrowth, the Amer icans now are snowed in and have bivouacked along an ice filled stream on the outside of which are the camp fires of the enemy. Under British command and with British forces aiding them, the American infantrymen on this sec-! tor probably have had more fighting and more hardships than other American units in Russia. The force has been operating between he Dvina river and the Vologda rail road. The roads have been in bad condition and the only means of transporting supplies to a greater part of the front has been wheelbarrow-shaped carts drawn by Rus sian ponies. "Oratorical Artillery." The bolsheviki at times try the force of their "oratorical artillery" on the Americans. On two nights during the last week English speak ing bolsheviki appeared in No Man's land, made speeches urging the Americans not to fight. Great red banners printed in English also are strung along the enemy bank of the river. American troops also are operat ing on the Mehrenga river, 50 miles south of Seletskoe and in a more thickly populated Country.- The vil lage? there are strongly anti-bol-sheviki and Russian detachments are aiding the allies. On Wednesday a Russian detachment surprised and defeated an enemy force, killing nearly 100. Arbitrator Fixes Date For Hearing on Packing House Workers' Demand Chicago, Nov. 27. The demand of rrearly 75,000 employes at the Chi cago Union Stock Yards packing planfs for a 25 cents an hour wage increase was set for hearing Decem ber 4 by Judge Samuel Alschuler, ar bitrator under the "war working agreement" entered into last Decem ber by the packers and employes. The new demand, which means an increase ranging from 10 to 50 per cent a day varying according - to class of employment, not only af fects the employes in Chicago but also those in plants operated by the "Big Five" packers in other cities. "The principle grounds fc the re quest for a general increase in wages is the increase in the cost of liv ing since the war working agree ment under which the employes were given a $1.45 a day advance was en tered into," said Francis J. Heney, counsel representing the 15 em ployes' unions operating in the pack ing plants and in the , stock yards The question of women workers receiving the same pay as men for the same work will also come up at the hearing. Uncle Robert Pays Costs and Takes Nephew Home "He's mah half brother's son," ex plained Robert Jones, negro, "so I jes got to take care of him." Earl Jones, negro, just brought from Chicago on a petit larceny charge, was the unfortunate nephew. It is alleged that he stole $75 from an Omaha man. "I've squandered over a $1,000 get ing that boy out of scrapes," contin ned Uncle Robert, wrathfully. "Jest look at him; isn't he a fine speci men?" . Earl was now crying profusely. Then uncle relented and paid the costs of bringing Earl back to Omaha. . "It's moneywasted," he muttered, as he escorted his nephew home ward, after charges had been dismissed. EUROPE IN PERIL OF HUNGRY HORDE FREED FROM WAR Situation Fraught With Peril Described in Report Pre pared by Agent of Slo vene Government. Paris, Nov. 27. A detailed account of conditions in southeastern Eu rope, where the presence of 1,000,000 Austrian army deserters who have established themselves in fortified camps in various districts, as well as of hordes of released prisoners, has created a dangerous situation, is giv en in the report recently prepared for Col. E. M. House by William J Rose, an asrent of the Slovene gov ernment, now in Laibach, the new capital of Slovakia. He suggests va rious measures to avert bolshevism which, he affirms, is the danger threatened by the condition he de scribes. "When I say that the enemy is bolshevism, I use the term loosely to describe what is the perfection of anarchy and the negation of law and order," says the report. "Mili tarism is as dead as a gravestone. There is no shadow of danger that it will rise again, but a fearful men ace has come in its place that has be come a matter of life and death. "Three special factors have arisen in the last six months, two of them in the last month, which have brought on a condition of things comparable only with the terror of the French revolution. Deserters Organize. "First, the forming of deserters from the Austrian armies into what seems, to be known as German guards. This began in the spring, and had reached by September such dimensions that their numbers were reckoned at a round 1,000,000. They wear Austrian uniforms. They maintain a sort of discipline among themselves, and by their attitude to the existing government found enough sympathy among the peas antry to be able to get food. Every kind of pillage of military supplies helped them maintain their position. "The people as a whole suffered little and even welcomed them into their cottages. Those men were simply waiting for the general dis ruption which has aldready came. "Second, the disaster to the Aus trian armies on the Italian front set upward of 1,500,000 disgusted, demoralized and debauched as well as hungry, troops free from the dis cipline of four and a half years. These men carried their rifles, but on being loaded into the cattle trains waiting for them at either Kiagen furt or Laibach they have to leave their arms behind and, ipso facto, threw off restraint. On the way from, Vienna to Laibach we saw per haps 20 such trains, each one looking like a crawling snake covered with ants, the soldiers lying on the tops of cars crowding the platforms, clinging to the windows and even riding on the axles themselves, al! beset with one idea to get' home They have to pass through one, two, three or four belts of hostile terri tory, according to whether they are Germans, Czechs, Poles or Ruthen ians. Long before they reach home they take to plundering. Poland Overwhelmed. '"Thirdly, when the central em pires concluded with Russia the treaty of Brest-Litovsk they at once began to get prisoners home from all parts of Russia with which they had railroad communications. But not a single train of Russian pris oners was allowed to return from Austria or Germany. At least 2, 000,000 Russians were forced to re main under hard conditions with little food and no kind of Christian treatment. " As soon as the crash cau.e Aus tria began to let loose untold thou sands upon her easter.i boundaries. Where they were not let loose they broke out themselves and began to march to the nearest main line sta tions for Russia. Germany soon followed her example, which means that for the third time in this war unhappy Poland is overwhelmed an army of invasion.'' Mr. Rose suggests, among other things, that the American govern ment establish consulate or missions in numerous centers and also advis ory or relief committees, as well as to undertake a general campaign of enlightenment to be carried on indefinitely by the press and on the platform to prepare the peoples for the drastic changes the war has brought about. Yankees from Prison Camps Return to Line Paris, Nov. 27. American prison ers from German camps are follow ing on the heels of the British and Canadians who have been pouring into Metz, Nancy, Luneville and other French frontier towns. The American Y. M. C. A. is caring for these men and providing them with every possible comfort. Among the American wounded prisoners who have returned the following are re ported safely lodged in sleeping quarters established by the red trian gle: Privates William Lummus, Can ton, Tex.; Demas C. Ferreira, Hay ward, Cal.; Carl D. Kelsey, San Pe dro, Cal.; Floyd Edcock, Elgin, Tex.; Eddie J. Hoffman, Llano county, Texas. Mayor Admits He is Shark at Playing Cards and Pool Mayor Smith, in the midst of the controversy over cards and dancing in school buildings, declared Wed nesday morning that he is not only not ferninst cards, but in favor of them. "I play pinochle, pitch, cribbane, five hundred, high five, bzique. Yes, and I'm a fiend at duplicate whist," he said. "People who won't play cards because cards are used for gambling might as well say they won't ride in an automobile because automobiles are sometimes used for joy riding." v "How does the church stand on the question of card playing?" the miyor was asked. "iVtil." j ai& "I aog jfetf , some of the stiffest games of whist I ever ran up against, gentlemen of the clergy were sitting on the op posite side of the table. "We had a whist club for eight years, played twice a week. Oh, I got to be a rattling good player, I can tell you." 'What else do you play?" asked someone, apparently appalled at the extent of the mayor's knowledge. "Well, I play pool," the mayor ad mitted. "Io, not in pool rooms, but in my own home. ' Why, when the boys were home we used to have to drive the neighbors out many a night so we could 'go to sleep. I still play pool there when i caa get Friends, Neutrals, Foes, is Order in Which Food is to Be Distributei Paris, Nov. ?7. (Havas.) Herbert C. Hoover, American food administrator, is here and is tak ing up with the allies the re-partition of disposable foodstuffs. The plan under consideration would give food first to the allies, then to neutrals and then to enemies. Mr. Hoover desires that a com mission meet at Brussels to ex amine the merits of German re quests for food. GREAT ARMY OF CLERKS SORTS OVERSEA MAIL One Hundred Thousand Pack' ages Daily Arrive at Pier for Shipment to Sol diers at Front. New York, Nov. 27. Packages by the carload are arriving at Pier 86, Last river, and l,4l)U mail clerks, assisted by 150 soldiers, are busy sorting the parcels that will mean a Merry Christmas for every Amer ican fighting man in France. Every package destined for France must go through this mail station. The packages are arriving now at an average of about 100,000 a day. The first ship to carry Christmas packages was the Manchuria, which sailed November 22. No Empty Stockings. Next Saturday is the last 1 day Christmas packages for overseas will be received. A number of the packages are ad dressed: "To some American sol dies who otherwise would not re ceive a Christmas present." These packages are being sent to the Red Cross and it is believed that there will not be a single empty stocking "over there." Indian Princess Wins Adoration of Small London Town Boys London, Nov. 27. Princess Tsianina, a real American Indian princess, has arrived in London, and all the little boys in the neigh borhood of her hotel are tremen dously excited. They form an awe-gripped retinue for her whenever she takes a walk, follow ing at a respectful distance with worshipful eyes. They have found oat that she is the daughter of a Cherokee mother and that her father is a member of the Muskogee tribe. Being more familiar, as are their American cousins, with wild west stories' than with geographies, their imaginations are fired by the prin cess' buffalo robe, her moccasins of soft cherry colored skin, her necklace of buffalo bone, which was presented to her by Indians as a token of affection, and her filet of Indian beadwork. Far from resent ing this youthful homage the prin cess seems to enjoy it thoroughly. Her mission in Europe is to sing Indian songs to Indian troops, of whom there are about 20,000 in France, ranging from privates to majors. Brought up by white people, the possessor of a fine voice which has been well trained, Princess Tsian ina is regarded by the British press as an interesting product of twen tieth century America. The princess deprecates wild west shows and wild west movies, which she says have given Europeans an entirely wrong idea of her people. Ex-Kaiser Receives Flowers and Dainties From Friends Daily Amerongen, Holland, Nov. 27. The former emperor went for a drive this afternoon with his host, Count von Bentuirk, accompanied by his usuai police guard. He daily receives flowers and dainties from friends, but as often letters or postcards are delivered at the castle addressed William I hei. llern," in whu.li the send ers express hatred or contempt The missives probably are carefully withhe.d from the one-time emper or. German inmates of thj Wolfhazen internment camp recently came to blows over the former emperor's pc trait. Because of French and British' newspaper criticism the Handels- blad demands that the Dutch govern ment define exactly the former em peror s position and the extent of his liberty of movement here, as nothing official so far has been made public, except that Count von Ben tinck, at the government's request, extended his hospitality to the refugee. As regards Frederick Hohenzol lern, the former crown prince, the paper says he undoubtedly h a military person and has been intern ed as such. Kolchak, Siberian Dictator, Assassinated, Report in Japan Honolulu, Nov. 27. Cable advices received here today by the Nippu Jigi, a Japanese daily newspaper, stated it was reported in Japan that Admiral Kolchak, the dictator of Siberia, has been assassinated at Omsk. No details were given INTIMATE TALKS (By J. W. P.) No. 8. There's BIG IDEA in Harry James Smith's brilliant ' American comedy, "A TAILOR-MADE MAN," which Cohan and Harris will offer to local playgoers at the Brandeis Theatre for four days beginning next Sunday, December 1st. The big idea is SHIPBUILDING I The late Harry James Smith, author ot the play, must have been a prophet. Even before America entered the war, he foresaw that tha United States was to achieve a dominant place among the nations ot the world by building ships and ships and mora ships. 1 See how the big idea is worked out In "A TAILOR-MADE M"AN." Styled the "funniest American comedy in years." it's mora than that. It's great ply out of the ordinary. Better order your aeata early. And then read Jnttmatalalk lio. 4 U awatfsf ' BARUGH OFFERED PLAGE VACATED BYSEUA'ADOO Post May Be Declined on the Ground That Wealth Might Prove Embarrassing to Official. Washington, Nov. 27. Bernard M. Baruch, chairman -of the war in dustries board, it was understood today, has been offered the post of BARNARD M. BAKUCH. secretary of the treasury to succeed Secretary McAdoo. Whether he will be nominated is an open question. Without actually declining to serve, it is said, Mr. Baruch has urged upon the presi dent strongly his belief that he should not enter the cabinet, on the ground that his wealth, largely in government and other securities, would be seriously embarrassing. The ill health of Carter Glass, chairman of the' house banking and currency committee, who also has been mentioned for the office, is said to have been influential in de termining the president to ask Mr. Baruch to put aside his known ob jections. For director general of railroads to succeed Mr. McAdoo, Charles A. Prouty, now director of the rail road administration's division of public service and accounts, is be lieved to be one of the men under consideration. Camp Zachary Taylor Set Aside for Military Training of Civilians Chicago, Nov. 27. A step to wards universal training has been taken by the government, accord ing to Wharton Clay, executive sec retary of the Military Training Camps association, with the au- l.nrWatinn tnnav of Camn ZacharV Taylor near Louisville, Ky., as a training camp tor civilians. Th rnmn uliirri will lie in com mand of Capt. C. L. Ceals, U.S.A, will start January o, and a limited number of civilians will be enrolled for two weeks' training. Ukrainians Are in Full Accord With Entente Amsterdam, 'Nov. 27. Premier Hprhel nf Ukraine has declared in an interview that Ukraine is already in full accord with the entente, whose representatives are expected at Kiev soon, according to a Kiev Hisnateh to the Rhenish Westphalian Gazette of Essen. He added that Ukraine will belong to the new Kus sian federal state. Hartwell Sues News for $25,000 Damages for Libel Thomas Hartwell has filed an amended petition in district court in connection with his $25,000 dam age suit against the Omaha Daily News. . . Hartwell alleges that an article printed in the News on August 7, 1912, was malicious ana aeiama- tory." CANTA 11 AILQ HAS ARBIVEO And Will Be at The Union Outfitting Co., 16th and Jackson Sts. Saturday, Nov. 30, The Opening Day " of Our Big Toyland And Remember We Positively Guarantee to Save You From 25 to 50 on Your Toy Purchases. Our BigToyland opens Sat urday, Nov. 30, and is conven iently located on our big Main Floor. Come and see the mammoth stocks of toys, dolls and games. Come and see the electric and mechanical trains in operation. Come and see the big assortments of Hobby and Rocking Horses, Automo biles, Express Wagons, Veloci pedes, Dolls Beds, Doll Go Carts, Sleds, Etc., Etc. We invite every little girl to bring her dollie to our big toyland and whether it be large or small we will fit it FREE with a handsome pair of Dqll Slip pers. We advise an early selec tion. Purchases held and de livered later if so desired, and as' always you make your own terms. Interesting Display of Old Guns Shown in Jones-Hanson Window The Jones-Hansen-Cadillac com pany, Twenty-sixth and Farnam streets, has arranged in a corner of its showroom a very interesting exhibit of firearms. Some of these models date back 300 years and the display includes almost every type of pistol manufactured. The collec tion is the property of A. T. Hill of Hastings, Neb., who has made this collection a lifetime hobby. A Chinese matcjilock rifle said to be over 300 years old is probably the oldest of thte collection. This unique design was picked up some where on the Chinese wall. 'Another interesting object is a German helmet of the type used by the kaiser's bodyguard. It is said that this helmet belongs to an Omaj ha man, but that he ceased to be proud of this possession some time ago. ' Another interesting type of fire arms is a "double-barreled muzzle shot." The barrel of this weapon is as thin as u sheet of paper. Among the other exhibits are a .22 caliber nickel duster; also a palm pistol with a wheel type shooting cylin der. The cylinder of this palm pistol is of a design smilar to the Lewis machine gun. There are numerous styles of powder horns, such as our forefathers used as far back as revolutionary war times. To add a touch of modernism to this display the Townsend Gun company has furnished a modern Remington rifle and a perfectly good grenade of the type used in France. One Governor Objects to Another on Peace Board Charleston. W. ' Va.. Nov. 27. Governor McCall of Massachusetts is charged by Governor Cornwell of West Virginia with fostering ill will toward the south, in a telegram sent by the latter to President Wilson, protesting against the appointment of Mr. McCall on the peace commis sion in Paris. Governor McCall sev eral months ago refused to honor Governor Cornwell's requisition for a negro wanted here for a serious crime and this is made the basis of the West Virginia executive's pro test. Sherley to Try to Save Money for U. S. Treasury Washington, Nov. 27. Cabinet members and heads of all war agen cies were asked today by Chairman Sherley of the house appropriations committee to attend hearings begin ning Monday, at which it will be de termined what part of war appro priations may be returned to the treasury. Committee members be lieve several billion dollars can be returned to the treasury by the inquiry. SANTA GLAUS TO BE KEPT ON RUN WHILE IN OMAHA Plans Laid for Having Christ-, mas Celebration Extend Over Greater Portion of Holiday Week. Omaha's Christmas celebration as outlined at a meeting in the city council chamber Wednesday after noon will continue for a week and will be the biggest observance of its kind ever given by the city. It will include: Monday Night, December 23 En tertainment in the Auditorium for the soldiers Tuesday Night, Christinas Eve Christmas tree and gifts for the poor children of the city in the Au- j ditorium. ! I Thursday, Friday and Saturdaj j Nights Visits to all the hospital i s old people's homes, shut-ins. etc.Vp1 by bands of Christmas cheer bear- x ers. Thty will sing carols and give niusicalntertainments to the sick and old and orphans, besides giving little remembrances. This entertainment is being planned by the city authorities, working with 13 war organizations and various churches. The meeting Wednesday was held by a committee of IS, appointed by the mayor. The following executivt committee was appointed: Fred C. Williams and Frances Range, War Camp Community serv ice; Randall Brown. Major Van Os trand, C. F. Bossie, Mrs. C. T. Kojntze and Richard Grotte. This committee will appoint sub committees, and thus carry out the plans, which will take shape at the meeting Friday. Another fecture of this year's celebration is to be a candle burning in the window in every home in Omaha Christmas eve Russian Railroad Heads Here and Inspect the Industries of This City G. B. Lebedeff, engineer in charge of the Russian railroads, and S. A. Pautiloff, his assistant; are in Oma ha. T-hey will remain several days, when they will be joined by five other members of the Russian rail way commission, after which they will continue their journey east ward. The Russian railroad men are , here for the purpose of studying the railway and highway problems, with a view to applying American Heas to the transportation lines in ' Russia. MADE to ORDER T takes a pretty well-built suit to withstand the activities of the average business man. - t Nicoll suits are tailored with un usual care in order that they may re tain that air of distinction which is soon lost in less perfect clothes. A large and splendid array of Tweeds, Serges, Worsteds, Cheviots , awaits your choosing here. Specially priced this week $30, $35, $40 Nicoll's fabrics are priced in plain figures. NICOLL The Tailor WS Jeivems' Sons 209-211 So. 15th Street Karbach Block VJalnut Block Coal $8.70 Per Ton This flaming, blocky coal, quick to kindle, long lasting ancLa strong heat producer, was once the favorite in Omaha. We sell the same old-fashioned honest Walnut Block that has made "warm friends" for thirty-odd years. RESCREEIIED at Our Yards CARRIED IR IF YOU WISH SUNDERLAND BROS. 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