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A PRESENT REMINDING DAILY OF THE GIVER A YEAR'S PAID SUBSCRIPTION TO THE BEE.
The Omaha Daily ;
POILUS TO RECEIVE
HELMETS AS SOUVENIRS.
Paris, Dec. 17. Premier Clemen
ceau, today submitted to President
Poincart p proposal under which
the government would present a
campaign helmet, suitably engraved,
.to every soldier in the French
army. , :. "
, N. Y.-CHICAGO AIR MAIL
- SERVICE BEGINS TODAY.
New York, Dec. 17. Air mail ser
vice between New York and Chi
cago will be inaugurated tomorrow
when the first machine will leave
here from Belmont Park -at a. m.
RENO BOOZE HOUNDS
GET ONE DAY OP GRACE.
Reno, Nev Dec. 17. Despite the
fact that all the saloons in the state
' closed their doors promptly at mid
night last night, the initiative prohi
bition lv will not become effective!
until 1J:U1 o clock tomorrow morn-
ing. All the saloons of Reno that
.' had any stock remaining reopened
- today. Failure on the part of mem
bers of the sjate supreme court to
complete the official canvass until
after midnight last night was the
f cause of the lav not becoming ef
fective until tomorrow. The official
anjipuncement of the result of the
vote is dated December 17, and to
' day Acting Governor Sullivan issued
' an official proclamation declaring the
result of the canvass.
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STATE ADOPTS OMAHA PLAN. TO FIGHT FLU
GUNS, TANKS, TRACTORS (
SHOW WHAT THEY CAN DO. V
Washington, Dec-17. Faced by a
l program of producing 2,000 guns of
alV calibers per month without dis
turbing the flow of guns to the al
lied nations or the navy's prior
-.right, the ordnance bureau of the
f War department had achieved an
' output of about 500 guns a month
' wheri. the armistice ended hostilities
, and by June of next year production
would -have been in full swing. So
- . said Assistant Secretary Crowell, di
rector of munitions, who made a
1 personally conducted trip today to
' the new proving ground at Aber
deen, Md., where all types of
guns were demonstrated and American-built
tanks and tractors were
put through their paces.
, Mr. Lrowell said that the United
States has on hand now an enor
mous stock "of reserve ammunition
for all the army's' standard guns.
For the 75s alone, more than
, v 15,000,000 rounds are on hand. It is
planned to keep 25 per cent of these
AMERICAN RED CROSS.
Washington, Dec, 17. Work of
the American Red Cross for the sol-
diers of the American expeditionary
force is commended by General
Pershing in a statement issued frcm
his headquarters in France and
made public tonight at Red Cross
headquarters 4n connection with the
Christmas membership eatwjpaign. In
expressing- for the troops overseas
appreciation of the service rendered
" ly the Red Cross, General Pershing
"To the millions of women whose
hearts and hands are consecrated
to the service; to the millions of
r men, rich and poor alike throughout
the cotrhtry who have sacrificed rhd
even to the millions of children of
our schools who are doing their
part, it should be made clear, tht
the reljef and comfort contributed
by them through the American Red
Cross to the men in seivice is es
ON SHIPMENTS OF HOGS.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 17. Announce
ment was made this afternoon that
on account of congestion existing at
thc Chicago stockyards an embargo
has been placed on all fresh loadings
of hogs for this city. "The embargo
will remain in force until the exces-
' siv'e accumulation has been cleared
up. About 2,000 carloads of hogs
are now in transit to Chicago or al-
' ready in the yards here.
VOTES WET AS USUAL.
Boston, Dec. 17. In 411 election
in wkich the balloting was the lighl
est in years, Boston today remained
in the license column by a vote of
niore than two to one. The vote
was: Yes, 30,390; No, 11,692. Last
year's vote was: Yes, 54,260; No,
!N ISOLATION OF
CASES IN HOME
Suggests Towns Adopt Meas
ures That Will Bring Dis
ease Onder Control; Urges
, Avoidance of Crowds.
UP MEETING FOR
DEFENSE IN ROW
- Radicals in New York Come
- toBlows Over Effort to
" Include Anarchists
New Y'ork, Dec. 17. Alleged an
archists, pacifists. Industrial Work
ers of the World and other radicals!
who attended a conterence here to
night, called by the workers' de
fense union, engaged in a general
, fight in which a .score of persons
The announced purpose of the
meeting was to inaugurate a nation
wide campaign for the liberation of
all labor and political prisoners im
prisoned during tie war.
"Comrade Abrams" precipitated
. thedisorder by introducing a reso
lution calling for the specific inclu
sion of anarchists among those
whose freedom was to be sought.
A violent debate ensued. A man
who began a heated altercation with
ne of the speakers was promptly
hurled into the audience and a series
of group fights broke out. Several
men who attempted to climb to the
platform were thrown off.
Dodfe Mjeh Leave Rapidly. I
Des .koines, la.. Dec. 17. (Spe
cial Telegram) The total number
of men discharged from Camp
Dodge to date it 10.000. The men
are row being given their papers at
a rate ol more than 2,000 jer day.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Liflcoln, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special
Telegram) Rigid quarantine of the
homes of persons suffering from
Spanish influenza is the principal
recommendation of a program
adopted here today by the Nebraska
Board of Health.
All counties and cities in Nebraska
are advised to take this action in an
effort to stamp out the epidemic.
The program was decided upon at
a conference of physicians and pub
lic health officers from all parts of
the state. It follows the Omaha
plan in the main features.
The" health board estimates there
have been 5,500 deaths in Nebraska
from influenza since the disease first
Advise Use Quarantine.
The following resolutions were
adopted, prepared by a committee
consisting of Dr. William F. Wild.
Dr. A. J. Jennison of Harvard, and
Superintendent A. H. Waterhousc
"Inasmuch as in some counties,
cities and viWages in the state no
local health organizations exists, al
though such organization is already
provided for by law, we urgently
recommend that in such counties,
cities and villages, health boards be
organized for the purpose of assist
ing in the control of the present
epidemic; and we particularly urge
all local health boards to enforce
the present laws relating to the con
trol of contagious diseases, espe
cially as applied to the present epi
demic; and we recommend that in
counties, cities ahd villages where
the law is not enforced by local
authorities, that the State Board of
Health assume authority and estab
lish" a local health organization at
the epcnse of the community in
volved, as provided by law. section
2738, revised statutes of Nebraska,
1913. And we recommend that in
these places where the local organ
ization is unable to cope with the sit
uation, that additional help be em
ployed at the expense of the county
or municipality concerned.
Regulations for Nurses.
"We strongly urge that each coun
ty,city or village organize a corps
of nurses, to be trained along prac
tical lines, to act under the instruc
tions of the board of health, to be
sent to places where, in the
opinion of the board of health
they are needed.
"We recommend that influenza be
considered and treated as .a quar
antinable disease, under the present
quarantine regulations of the state
board of health.
Inspection in Schools.
"We recommend that public
schools, as far as possible, adopt the
policy of medical inspection; where
this is not possible, that the teachers
be instructed to send home any
children showing signs of illness;
and we also recommend that all
employers of labor be requested to
excuse any employe who shows
signs of illness, recommending that
a physician be consulted, to determ
ine thtf character of said illness; and
we recommend- that in case of said
child or employe, if distance re
quires, that a conveyance be secured
for saw person, in order to avoid
undue exposure of the person him
self, and the spread of infection to
those with whom said person may
come in contact.
Cut Out Gatherings.
"We recommend that all gather
ings for the purpose of pleasure and
all other unnecessary public gather
ings, be discon'inued. .
"We particularly urgethe Imme-
(Continoed on Poire Two, Column Two.)
from Battlefields of France
New York, Dec. 17. Representa
tive Royal C. Johnson of South
Dakota, who without resigning his
seat in congress enlisted as a pri
vate in the American army just i
year ago today, returned with other
troops on the army, transport Maui
today. He was promoted to a first
lieutenancy after training at Camp
Meade in the Three Hundred and
Thirteenth infantry and fought ;n
several battles. He spoke particu
larly in prawe of the doughboys, but
refused to discuss his own experiences.
Wireless Stations in Mexico
Under Hun Control-in Wari
Washington, Dec. 17. More than
25 wireless stations in Mexico were
under German control during5 the
war, Edward Nally, vice president
of the Marcofu Wireless comoany of
America, told the house merchant f A friend
marine committee today while testi
fying in opposition totfhe bill pro
posing government monopoly of
radio stations in thiUnited States.
Many Persons Die
Daily of Starvation
in City of Petrograd
Washington, Dec. 17. Gloomy
reports of the situation in Russia,
particularly at Petrograd, continue
to reach the State department. A
dispatch today announced that the
soviet government has restricted
the influx of hungry and destitute
prisoners returning from Gernwi
and Austrian prison cimps.
The condition of the middle
classes in Petrograd is said to be
extremely bad and great numbers
are dying daily of starvation. No
fuel is available and the people
are obliged to keep to their bids
day and night No supplies have
reached he city for more than two
RECORD OF LAST
YEAR BROKEN IN
RED GROSS DRIVE
Ten Thousand Omaha Mem
bers Estimated at Close of
Second Day; Junior Mem- .
berships Bring $8,000.
Ten thousand 1919 Omala Red
Cross members is the nearest esti
mate at the close of the second day
of the Christmas Roll Call, Tuesday.
This is double las,t year's record for
the first two days. At mairt head
quarters $6,998.10 was on hand late
Tuesday afternoon. The women's
committee reported $2,383.
Junior Red Cross membership's at
25 cents in Douglas county already
total 32,000 according to figures
given out by Leonard W. Trester,
Junior Red Cross director. This
represents the totals in 99 school
districts, with 98 yet to report. It
adds $8,000 to Red Cross funds.
Buy Big Memberships.
Prominent men are purchasing $5
and $25 memberships. Only $1 of
this sum applies to their own mem
berships. The balance will buy mem
berships for those who cannot afford
to take out one themselves. Dr. Paul
Luddington bought two member
ships for poor flu victims he is at
tending . . i
Mrs. W. B. Tagg, South Side
worker, reports that employes of all
departments in the big packing
houses are racing to see which de
partment is first to register 100 per
One old employe of Cudahy's,
when he enrolled remarked, "I
would fast for a whole day to save
a Red Cross dollar if necessary. I
have a bry in France who told me
what the Red Cross has done fqr
him, and he tells me that every
American soldier over there is de
termined to keep this wonderful or
ganization going to do the work of
peace as well as war."
Full of pathos and siuiie extremely
funny are the incidents reported by
house-to-house workers and those
in charge of booths, descriptive, of
their first day's experiences .
Mrs. George Brandeis told of the
widow of a soldier killed in action,
who works in a laundry to support
her two little children, who applied
for a $1 membership for herself and
two junior memberships in the Bran
deis stores booth.
Will Entertain Sailors. '
San Juan, Porto Rico, Dec. 17.
The French cruisers Gloire and De
Saix, in command of Admiral Grout,
have arrived here for a three days'
visit. The government authorities
are arranging many entertainments
for the sailors.
American War Prisoners
Maltreated by Germans
Men (Struck in Face With Flat
of Sword by Officer After
x Being Lined Up for
Berne, Dec. 17. Lt. James Duke
of Washington, Lt. Cassjus Styles
otWillshoro, N. Y., and Lt. Robert
Raymond of "Newton Center, Mass.,
have arrived in Switzerland from a
German prison camp on their w:y
to France. These officers are at
tached to the American aviation ser
vice. Th Americans informed the Red
Cross that the Russians at Rastata,
Germany, were dying at the rate of
about six or eigbj: daily from starva
tion. The Americans were . given
rifles, by the German guards, to
protect their food .stores from the
Russians, who threatened to raid the
American compound, they said.
The American cemetery at Rastat
now has nine graves.
.The (ferman guards left the gates
of the camp open for the Americans
to escape but an American sergeant
posted American guards around the
compound and compelled the pris
oners to await the arrival of the
'Red Cross and American sanitary
trains from Switzerland.
Herbert Jones of the One Hun
dred and Tenth infantry declared
to the American Red Cross that 'a
German sergeant major at Langen
s.alza camp struck American pris
oners onthe face with the flat of his
sword without reason after lining
them up for roll call. Jones him
self was kicked by a guard until the
lower part of his body was tem
Langensalza is the German prison
camp where a considerable number
of French prisoners were killed or
wounded by guards several days af
ter the signing of the armistice.
Cologne Citizens Defiant;
Yanks Set Back Clocks
Free Shoe Fund
To Buy Shoes
For Shoeless Children
"My attention has been called to
your children's shoe fund, which
seems to me will bring joy and
comfort to many of our little ones
in this city," writes Henry J.
Abrahams, 1211 Farnam street,
enclosed with a check for $15.00, a
donation of $5 from himself and
his daughters, Charlotte and
Another says, "No name please,
just a friend of the needy."
In addition to 'the contribution
sent in by Mr. Abrahams and his
daughters is one from Mamie Mat
zen of Columbus, Neb., for $10.
Warm shoes go a long way
toward the making of a "Merry
Christmas" for the needy chil
dren of Omaha and the contribu
tions rolling into The Bee's Shoe
Fund bear indications of the
spirif and good will of the season.
Several Hundred Arrested for
Promenading Street Aft
er 9 P. M. in Viola
tion 'of Order.
Cologne, Dec. 17. Last night and
the night before the Germans experi
mented with mild defiance of martial
law as instituted by the British
troops of occupation and paid the
penalty for their indiscretion.
When the British issued their
edict that the civilians with certain
exceptions must be off the. streets at
7 o'clock in the evening and then,
thinking this too severe, altered the
hour to 9 o'clock, many persons de
cided the order was a mere formality
and meant nothingr
Several hundred persons have
been arrested for disregarding the
order and fined 10 marks each.
Field Marshal , Haig came to
Cologno this morning to make his
initial tour of inspection of the terri
tory occupied by the British along
Fifteen Persons Die
in Fire That Destroyed
Tourist Car in Canada
Winnipeg, Dec. 17. Fifteen per
sons are believed tonight to have
burned to death in the fire that early
today destroyed a tourist coach on
a Canadian Pacific train at Bon
Heur station, 120 miles west of Fort
William, Out. Twelve passengers
were rescuedf' four slightly injured.
Labor Policies Discussed y N
at Governors' Conference
Annapolis, Dec. 17. State govern
ors in conference here today inspect
ed the naval academy, discussed
future statq labor, educational and
public land policies and tonight visit
ed Baltimore as guests of the press
Governor Boyle of Nevada, ad
dressing the conference on labor
pclicies, saicr public opinion "no
longer approves the brutal methods
of tii past employed in- the settle
ment of labpr controversies."
solution of the labor problem
must come, Gov. Boyle said, by mu
tual consideration by employers and
employes and it is the function of
the government, federal and state,
'to bring these two forces together.
The I. W. W., he said, includes
many honest men "waiting for the
right kind of Jeadership.
Gov. Lister of Washington urged
state governments to,study the cause
of social unrest.
Charlotte Abrahams ...... 5.00
une Abrahams ........... 5.00
enry J. Abrahams 5.00
Cash ,. 1.00
A friend of the needy. . r. . . ' 2.00
.....tv - (2.00
A friend of children 2.00
Cash, Craig, Neb 1.00
Mamie Matzen, Columbus - I
Neb. .: .'.10.00
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Heavy Sleet Storm Reported
in South Dakota; Wires Down
Norfolk, Neb., Dec. 17. (Special
Telegram) A heavy sleet storm is
i aging in southern South Dakota
and apparently working eastward.
An inch and a half of sleet is re
ported on telephone wires in the
Rosebud country., Many poles have
broken down and wire communica
tion is demoralized. A similar storm
is raging around Atkinson, Neb,
New York Soldier Vote
Three to One for Smith
New York, Dec. 17. Governor
elect Alfred E. Smith was running
ahead of Governor Whitman by
more than 3 to 1 in the early stages
of the. count of soldiers' and sailors'
yote in the November election, be
gun here todav. The vote generally
Previously acknowledged.. $914.15 t0 be heht-
Cossacks Administer Severe
s Defeat to Bolshevik Farce
Washipgton, Dec. 17. Defeai of
Russian bolshevik forces with a loss
of 1,100 prisoners and 20 cannon by
the Don Cossacks in the Vorowesj
re'gTon was reported in a dispatch
today to the State department
Time in Occupied Territory
Made to Conform to French
Standard Used by Ex
By the Associated Press.
American Army of Occupation,
Dec. 17. By decree of the American
miltary authorities - the clocks at
Coblenz, Treves and elsewhere in
the occupied .areas were set back
an hour on Sunday. The change
from the German time was made so
that the clocks within the bridge
head and the district west of the
rivfcf Rhine would correspond with
the French time or the time used
by the American expeditionary force.
In accordance with the terms of the
armistice the Germans on Sunday
turned over to the Americans 1,250
motor trucks. About S00 of these
have been assembled at Coblenz
and the others intwo villages near
by. As rapidly as possible the for
mer German army trucks are being
manned by Americans and used to
brinu; up supplies.
Approximately 40,000 American
troops have arrived at Coblenz since
the advance guard reached there a
week ago. A la.e number of these
troops have passed through the city
while considerable forces will remain
here temporarily. '
' The largest hotel in Coblenz, over
looking the Rhine and the two
bridges where most of the troops
cross-the river, has been taken over
as quarters for Third army officers.
The headquarters of the Third army
are established in a government
building adjoining the hotel.
U.S. Navy Will Need
200,000 New Men in
-1919, Says Official
Washington, Dec-17. Two hun
dred thousand men must be recruit
ed for the navy next year to take the
places of men who will be demobil
ized. Capt. H. Laning, chief of the
bureau of navigation, made this es
timate today in asking the house
naval affairs committee for an ap
propriation of $12,000,000 to cover
transportation and recruiting ex
penses. General Von Mackensen is
Interned by Hungarians
Copenhagen, Dec. 17- Field
Marshal von Mackensen, corrimander
of the German forces in Roumania,
has been interned by the Hungarian
government, according to the Az Est
of Budapest. The Hungarian gov
ernment is report! to have in
formed the German leader that his
internment wras demanded by the al
lies. - ,
Other dispatches received here
from Hungary say that the Rou
manians have disarmed and interned
the rear guard of Field Marshal von
National A. 0. U. W. Elect
New Officers in Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 17. (Spe
cial TelegraniTJ The National
Ancient- Order of United Workmen
of the United States, composed of
the independent jurisdictions of
Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and
Missouri, met here today. Officers
elected for the ensuing years were:-
Joseph Oberfelder of Nebraska,
president; S. L. Johnson, vice presi
dent, Oklahoma; Wilber J. Howell,
St. Loois, secretary and treasurer.
,Rioters Burn Odessa Jail
and Release 800 Prisoners
Odessa, Dec. rfSerious fioting
occufred here last night when ele
ments opposed to the hctman ot the
Ukraine burned the city prison.
Five persons were killed. Eight
hundred prisoners, most of them ad
herents of thelietman's regime, were
Foch, Joffre and Pershing
Quests at Dinner in Hon
or of Heads of Two
Paris, Dec. 17. (Havas.) The
American ambassador, William G.
Sharp, gave a dinner this eveTring
in honor of President and Madame
Poincare and President and Mfs.
Wilson. The guests included the
ambassadors to France, the presi
dents of the senate and chamber, the
ministers of marine and 'foreign af
fairs, Marshals Joffre and Foch and
the prefect of the Seine and their
wives, the American delegates to the
peace conference and Generals
Pershing Bliss and Harts.
A reception followed the dinner
at which many notable men of
France and the United States were
present. A great crowd massed in
front of the embassy acclaimed
Foregoes Trip to Links.
v During the rainy morning Mr.
Wilson worked in this study, being
obliged to forego his expected trip
to the golf links at Versailles.
In the afternoon the president
saw Count Macohi Di Cellere, the
high commissioner of Italy for
America, with whom Mr. Wilson
had several important conferences
cn the steamship George Washing
ton, during the voyage from the
It is known Mr. Wilson feels the
warmest sympathy for Italy's
claims arising from the war and the
president virtually told Count 'Cel
lere the extent to which he was will
ing to support them during the
forthcoming ' infofhral conferences
with, the premiers of the entente
Meets Marshal Foch.
. The' presidents last engagement
for the day was with Marshal Foch,
giving the president the opportunity
to see for the first time theman who
led the allied armies to victory.
President and Mrs. Wilson went
for an automobile ride today in the
outskirts of Paris, the skies having
brightened toward noon.
David Lloyd George, the British
prime minister, will arrive in Paris
next Sunday. After a short stay
in the capital he will proceed to the
Riviera for a few days' rest.
While things are shaping for the
great gathering, President Wilson
is evidently working out his own
plans, and-for the most part keeping
his own council.
President Wilson's health contin
ues good. He has completely shaken
off the cold which followed him to
Europe. He is keeping in the clos
est touch with affairs in the United
States-through advices from the
White House, from members of the
cabinet-and the heads of some of the
special war bureaus, upon whom e
is depending for accurate informa
tion. So far as is known, the president
has not yet selected a director gen
eral of railroads, and Director Gen
eral McAdoo may hold over until the
Paris, Dec. 17. Secretary of State
Lansing was in conference yester
day with a number of the members
of the American delegation to the
peace conference in an effort to or
ganize the working force. The sec
retary began the assignment of du
(Continufd on Page Two, Column Four.)
Four Vessels Reach
New York With 5,000 '
Men from Overseas
New York. Dec. 17. The White
Star liner Celtic, bearing 2,777'
American soldiers from -overseas,
including 1,259 wounded me,n and
a large contingent of negro troops,
dropped anchor off the Statue of
Liberty tonight and will dock
early tomorrow. The Celtic was
the fourth ship to reach this port
today with troops, ani its list
brought the total of arrivals up to
almost 5,000 men.
The transport Maui, with 64
officers and 2,161 enlisted men
aboard, docked this morning
shortly after the Cunard liner
Caronia and the. Holland liner
Princess Juliana" had put in.
The latter ships brought only a
small contingent of soldiers and
sailors, the majority of their pas
sengers being civilians.
Shipping Men Confess Plot
to Supply German Warships
San Francisco, Dec. 17. Pleas of
guilty to an alleged conspiracy to
supply German warships at sea
through the chartering of vessels
here, in violation of the neutrality
laws, were entered here today by
four shipping , men, two shipping
firms and the chancellor of the for
mer German consulate here. Sen
tence was, set for Saturday.
The shipping men were Robert P.
Swayne, C. D. Bunker, Thomas W.
Anderson and Joseph H. Bley. The
firms were C. D. Bunker & Co., and
the Northern & Southern Steamship
company. The consular agety was
Nebraska Boy, Reported
Missing, Is Wounded
Corp. Charles W. Vancleve, of
Homer, Neb., who was previously
reported missing in action, has been
seriously -wounded, according" to the
latest information from Washington.
HOW MAJOR KING
WAS KILLED TOLD
JURY BY FRIEND
Architect at Proving Ground
in Maryland Shot by Man
at Whose House He
' Boarded. '
Elkton, Md., Dec. 17. James R.
Turner of New York, chief govern
menf architect ajt the Aberdeen
proving grounds, was the principal
witness for the prosecution today in
the trial of Charles Halwardt John
son for the murder of Maj. John R.'
King, of Brooklyn, N. Y., also an
architect at the proving ground.
furrier and Major King "were
frieds and both boarded at the
Johnson home. Turner testified that
on the evening of the shooting he
and Major King had been writing
letters to their wives. ' Subsequently
said the witness, "Johnson came tc
My door and exclaimed excitedly,
'Why don't you fellows keep the
"I next heard Johnson exclaim,
'You'll hav to get out of this house.'
Then the sound of their voices grew
fainter, and I heard Johnson shout.
'You d ' thett followed the sound of
a door slamming, and the report of a
shot, and Major King's voice, 'Turn
er, Johnson has shot me, call the
post hospital and get a doctor.'
Mrs. Carrie Harkins, a neighbor
of the Johnsons, testified she went
to the Johnson home after hearing
the shot and saw Major King go
oflt of the house. She found Johnson
sitting on the porch. He told her
he ordered Major King to leave the
house and when he refused to go,
Mrs. King and her daughter were
deeply interested in today's pro
ceedings. Wathen Accepts $150,000
for Louisville Ball Club
Louisville, Ky, Dec. 17. Otto H."
Wathen, president of the Louisville
club of. the American association,
has been offered $150,000 for hfs in
terest in the club, it is reported here
'tonight from authoritative sources,
and has . reed to sell. Efforts to
get in touch with Mr. Wathen to
night were not successful.
According to the reports in. cir
culation here, it is proposed to have
a stock company formed similar to
that which recently took over the
Minneapolis club. It is said Mr.
Wathen has expressed a willingness
to take over 10 per cent of the stock
of the club in such a stock com
pany. Purchase of the Louisville club
was at one time contemplated by
Omaha capitalists, but no such figure
has been considered he,re.
Court Enjoins Strikers
from Interfering With' Cars
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 17. A
temporary injunction restraining in
terference Svith the operation of
street cars by striking street rail
way employes was granted in fed
eral court here today on application"
of the street railway company.
Meanwhile city officials were prepar
ing a petition to be fifed in federal
court seeking to compel the com
pany to resume normal service
which has been partly suspended
since last Wednesday when union
motormen and conductors voted to
strike for wage increases allowed
by the federaf war board.
More cars were running today
than at any time since the strike
wa$ called, company officials said.
Birge Succeeds Van Hise.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 17. Dean E.
A. Birge, today was elected presi
dent of the University of Wisconsin
to succeed the late Charles R. Van
Hise, and announced his acceptance.
Crowds Cheer and Wave Their
Handkerchiefs as Huns
March Home from In- .
glorious Crusade. 1
This coupon when accompanied by on paWt ticket is good for an additional
reserved seat at any performance, matinee or evening, of this tha 5th and iast
week of "Hearts of, tha World" at the BRANDEIS THEATER.
1 titft) of THE MONEY TAKEN IN -THROUGH THE USE OF
I V v THESE COUPONS WILL GO TO THE BEE'S SHOE FUND.
Good in exchange for either SOc, 75c, $1,2(1 or $150 Seats.
London, Dec. 17. (British Wire
less service; ine correspondent in .
Berlin of the Daily Express, deal-.
ing with the return of the German
army, says the scenes of enthusiasm
marking the home cctming of the :
troops are ending.
"Men have beef coming home at
the rate of 10,000 a day," says the '
correspondent. "Every 'day Herr '
Ebert (the chancellor) takes his
French-embassy. He addresses the t.
home-coming men and thj bands
play martial music, while the crowds
cheer and wave their handkerchiefs. -March-To
" 'Deutschland U b e r A 11 e s ;
brought me into the street this
morning. To my amaziment and ,
to Jhe Apparent amazement. of
French officers grouped in the win- -f
daw of the embassy a regiment was
passing the 'Brandenburg gate to "
the old tune. 'Later. I heard it play-
ed continuously as cavalry, infantry
and "artillery swept ty
'.What particularly struck me
was the attitude of the home-corn- ,
ing officers. Those I have seen in
the Berlin garrison were quiet men,..'
manyV)f whom had removed their
marks of rank. They seldom tfere"
satutea Dy tneir men. jn tne oiner
handthe tioops just returned from
the front are well disciplined nd
sahiWd as of fold. " The -, officers
.themselves, are unchanged. They
exhibit themselves, monocied and
tightwaisted, to the population, who
, City Dancing Mad. '
"Berlin is dancing mad. There
:ire about 50 cabarets in the city and ;
dancing goes on all the afternoon .
....til O A.1mL. q ,ivlit Tn o '
week's time the edict closing danc- ,
ing UAua at j j iiiiit win uc ivmufc
and dancing then will continue all
jugiii Jicruiivii pi v w -
wara to tnis. .,
"It is a remarkal le sight to see
cabarets packed to suffocation with
women in expensive toilettes and
both soldiers and civilians-dancing
and drinking wine costing two
pounds a bottle. ' Seats- at ' the
theaters can only be booked two "
" 'We are trying to forget,' said
a Berliner to me today."
Colonel Bryan Calls on"
, Old Friends in 'Capitol
Washington, D. C, Dec. 17..
(Special Telegram) Col. W. J.
Bryan, who lectures tonight in one
of Washington's churches, spent two
or throe hours of a busv dav in call- :
tors and representatives were inter-
viewed in the marble room and the'
house lobbyRepresentatives Shallen-
berger and Stephens meeting the
tormer iebraskan in the sub-com
mittee room ot ways ana means,.
where the results of the late election
were talked over. " Mrs. Bryan has
gone on to Johns Hopkins, Balti
more, for examination. She is suf
fering from a form of neuritis, said
Colonel Bryan, and her stay there
Congressman Reavis will aro to
New York today as a member of a
cuK-rnm m if to rf i Vi a cnarn 1 rrm
mfttei charged to investigate the
activities of the National Security
league, to examine tne dooks ot tne
league, ior purposes 01 laenunca-
non. , .j
Committee Plans Railroad -'
Hearings After Holidays
Washington, Dec. 17. Plans for
congressional hearings and action
on railroad legislation were dis
cussed today with Director General.
McAdoo by Chairma'n Smith of the
senate interstate commerce com
mittee. Mr. McAdoo was told that
it is planned to start hearings im
mediately after the holidays.
Senator Smith said an effort would
be made to conclude vthe hearings
by January 15, by having selected
representatives appear for various '
Brussels, Dec. 17. The Belgian "
government announces that its
delegation to the peace congress
will be composed of Paul Hymans,
minister of foreign affairs, and for--
mer minister in London; Emile Van-,
derveldst,. minister of justice and
socialist leader, and Baron Van Den -HeuveL
Belgian minister at . the
Vatican and former minister of jus
In Wilson's Chair.
Washington, Dec. 17. Vice rresi.;
dent Marshall presided over the reg-
ular Tuesd -a$in meeting agaia
tooay, . ,
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