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BITS OF NEWS
UNCLE SAM'S DEADLY
CAS TO BE DUMPED INTO SEA
Aurora. Ill Ian. 2Q fRv ITnivir.
sal Service.) Conrad Bardwell of
Aurora and four other chemists have
heen selected by the government to
destroy the great quantity of deadly
gas which was to have heen used
by the Americans in the spring drive
against the Oermans. The gas is
declared to he mnr r!i.ir11v 1ian
any used by the Germans. It is to
ne aumpea into the middle of the
GERMANS ROUSED AT
"SCANDAL OF SUFFRAGE."
Amsterdam. Jan. 29. (By Uni
versal Service and .London Daily
Express.) A mass petition signed
by women has been circulated
throughout Germany to request the
national assembly to put an end to
the "scandal of woman's suffrage"
which is called a farce.
UNCLE SAM PUTS BAN
UPON "PRISON CAR" SCHEME.
Washington, Jan. 29. The Na
tional Woman's party announced to
night it had been informed by rail
road officials that transportation
would be refused the party's "dem
ocracy special" car on its proposed
tour of the country next month if
the party carried out the announced
plan of painting prison doors on
sides of the car and placing bars in
The announcement said the offic
ials held that any decorations the
women desired to use to shflW that
those making the trip had served
prison sentences could be carried in
side the car.
SOUVENIRS CAST AWAY
AFTER GRENADE EXPLODES.
Port Chester, N. Y., Jan. 29. Ex
plosives from the Marne battlefield
wrecked the bedroom of Sergt.
Joseph Hamilton and Private Ralph
Hamilton, returned soldiers of the
American expeditionary force, at the
home of their uncle, Georg'e H.
iLowdcn, here today.-
The Hamilton brothers brought
back as souvenirs from France a
number of hand grenades, a German
helmet, a pistol and 49 machine gun
cartridges. One of the grenades,
under a bureau, exploded, tearing a
a two foot hole through the bed
room floor and setting off many "of
the machine gun cartridges. Mr.
Lowden and his nephews narrowly
tscaped death or injury.
Tonight the unexploded grenades
lie at the bottom of Byram river.
HONORS J. P. MORGAN.
London, Jan. 29. In recognition
his services to the allies, J. P. Mor
gan today was granted "the honor
ary freedom and livery" of the Gold
smith compay. He is the "first
American and the first banker since
1795 to be so honored. King George
and foreign Secretary Ballour are
the only other honorary freemen ai
The Gotdsmith '"company, which is
semi-official in that its hallmarks of
gold and silver are according to
government standards, had its incep
tion as a guild of gold and silver
craftsmen. However, it has grown
into an organization of England'?
most influential financiers, although
never losing its identification with
the gold and silver trade.
TWO OFFICERS SWIM
ASHORE FROW TRANSPORT.
New York, Jan. 29. Home soil
looked so good to two army officers
whose transport, the Scranton, was
forced through having explosives
aboard to anchor in the lower harbor
today, that they jumped overboard
and started swimming toward the
Brooklyn shore, 200 yards away.
They were picked up by a small
boat, and on being landed, disappear
ed. Debarkation headquarters identi
fied the men as First Lieut. H. L.
Bourgardes, of New York, an avi
ator, and R. S. Rose, a signal corps
officer, whose address was not
HAV-3 PILL TO REPLACE SUDS
Milwaukee, Jan. 29. (By Univer
sal Service.) Nevermore will you
have the joy of seeing the foam, but
if you can swallow a pill you can
have your beer. This was the prom
ise today of the directors of. Mil
waukee brewers after an executive
session. They announced the beer
pill for pail people after July 1. A
mouthful of water and a shake of
the head and there you are.
CAKE WITH A "KICK"
JUST TOUCHES SPOT
New York, Jan. 29. (By Univer
sal Service.) Fortunately for "Little
Lord Faunteroy" Mrs. Frances
Hodgson Burnett did not at the time
she made him famous in her novel
know the recipe for the 200-pound
cake which at her direction was serv
ed to soldiers and sailors at the Y.
M. C. A. victory hut conducted by
Mrs. Vincent Astor in Battery Park.
An-inquest was held today over
the remains of the cake there was
"darned little of the remains" accord
ing to one soldier. However, it was
learned that the recipe called for
of a gallon of brandy.
The baker who built the cake
when asked if possibly he might not
have spilled just a wee drop more
brandy into the makin's than the
recipe called for, looked his inquisi
tor straight in the face and actually
winked. Now what could that j
wink have meant? Anyway the sol
diers and sailors flocked from all
over town to get some of the cake
and all agreed it had a fine husky
kick to it.
HUN ARMY GROWS
SMALLER, SAYS REPORT.
Coblenz, Jan. 29. According to
estimates made by intell'gcnce offi
cers of the American Third army
based upon reports from all parts of
Germany, the organized German
armv now located in "various depots
numbers from 300,000 to 500.000 men.
The reports indicate that these sol
diers are of such morale that they
hardly will be available for opera
tions of any extent. The number
of men in the army, reports reach
ing Coblcnz, suggest, is decreasing
VOL. 48. NO. 194
Imperial War Cabinet Agrees
to Apply Theory of Inter
nationalization of Ger
By Associated Press.
London, Thursday, Jan. 29. The
British imperial war cabinet has ac
cepted President Wilson's theoiy of
:nternationalization as applied to the
captured German colonies, notwith
standing energetic protests from the
epresentatives of the dominions,
says the Daily Mail's Paris corre
spondent. "These protests," says the corre
spondent have been of the gravest
sentatives believe acceptance will
give the greatest encouragement to
the rebel element in South Africa
w hich' it ver received during Brit
ish administration. The Australian
delegates fear that Australian pub
lic opinion will regard it as extreme
ly unsatisfactory and inexplicable,
jhe dominion representatives gener
ally, though reticent, are greatly per
turbed." Compromise in Sight.
Paris, Jan. 29. The supreme coun
cil met at 11 o'clock this morning
with a full attendance and discussed
the questions of the German colo
nies and instructions to the commis
sion which is to be sent to Poland.
The German colonial question is
ripe for decision, as great progress
was made yesterday concerning it.
It is understood a compromise is to
be adopted which will fully preserve
President Wilson's plan for inter
national administration, but give the
various mandatories certain liberty
of action in executing their control
of the colonies.
Hear Polish Claims.
Two official communications on
the peace proceedings were issued
today. The first says:
"The president of the United
States, the premiers and foreign
ministers of the allied and associated
governments and the Japanese rep
resentatives held two meetings on
January 29. The morning sitting was
devoted to hearing reports of dele
gates who had made general state
ments on the Polish situation and
Polish claims. In the afternoon the
Czecho-Slovak delegates gave their
views on the question of the indus
trial basin in Silesia situated be
tween Bohemia and Poland."
Labor Scheme Drafted.
The other communique says:
"Since Monday, last, Mr. Barns'
British minister without portfolio,
has been conferring with prominent
British trade unionists and repre
sentatives of India and the domin
ions on the draft of a scheme for
the international regulation of con
ditions of employment. The scheme
has been closely examined, and the
experience of all present at the con
ference has been freely placed at
Mr. Barns' disposal. Many val
uable suggestions have been made
and it is felt that full light has been
given! to the views of organized
British trade unionists.
"The conference concluded at
noon, January 29, and the draft
scheme agreed upon will be sub
mitted to the international com
mission on labor regulation, which
was appointed on Saturday last at
the peace conference."
French Will Remain
on Rhine as Strategic
Border, Says Gouraud
Coblenz, Jan. 29. (By Associated
Press.) Supporting Marshal Foch's
opinion that the French should re
main on the Rhine, General Gour
aud. under whom the Americans
fought in the Champagne, made a
similar declaration to the American
"The Americans will go home
when peace is declared and the Brit
ish will go home when peace is de
clared. But the Frejich will remain
on the Rhine as a strategic barrier,"
It would never do, after the sac
rifices of the great war, to leave
open points where Germany might
again some day strike, he declared.
Britain Places Drastic
Regulations on Imports
Washington, Jan. 29. Drastic im
port regulations covering a wide
range of commodities and effective
March 1, have been promulgated by
the British government for the pro
tection of its industries during the
period of reconstruction.
Respect for Wilhelm.
London, Jan. 29. High school
students paraded the streets at Bre
men on Monday, carrying black,
red and white flags. Twenty of them
when arrested declared the demon
stration to" be one of respect for the
former emperor and not in favor of
the monarchy, according to a Cen
tral news dispatch from Copenhagen.
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P. O. under act March 3. 1879
Insurance Board Will Pry
Mullen Loose From Pay Roll
State Officials Plan No Longer
to Employ Him as Advisor
in Fidelity and Cas
Lincoln, Jan. 29. (Special.)
Arthur Mullen is to be dumped as
the legal representative of the state
insurance board in managing the
affairs of Fidelity and Casualty com
pany, Omaha. Nye Morehouse
formerly represented the state board
as attorney in the control of the
company's affairs, but when Mr.
Morehouse entered military service,
the old administration selected Mr.
Mullen, it is understood at the state
Ask Agee For Facts.
Insurance Commissioner Eastham
said today he had been instructed
to write A. E. Agee, who is the
board's manager in the conduct of
the affairs of the company, and as
certain if the democratic chieftain is
retained on the payroll as legal
counsel. Mr. Eastham said he
knew nothing official relative to
whether or not Mullen was thp
STATE TO RATIFY
Vermont Also in Line for Na
tional Prohibition; Dis
tillers to Make Fight
in 22 States.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 29.-New
York became the 44th state, to
ratify the federal prohibition amend
ment when the senate tonight,
bv a vote of 27 to 24, concurred in
the McNab ratifying resolution,
which was adopted by the assembly
last week. . '
Montpelier, Vt., Jan. 29. The
federal prohibition amendment was
ratified by the Vermont legislature
Will Seek Referendum.
New York, Jan. 29. The action
today of Frank L. Polk, acting sec
retary of state, formally proclaiming
ratification of the prohibition amend
ment to. the federal constitution
:s not yet binding, according to a
contention contained a statement is
sued tonight by an executive com
mittee representing the Distillers'
Association of America at the close
of a two-days' conference here.
Of 44 states whose legislatures
have acted on the amendment, the
constitutions of 22, the distillers
claimed, contain a referendum pro
vision which expressly provides that
no action of the legislature becomes
effective until 90 days after adjourn
ment. If during these 90 days, S or
6 per cent of the voters ask for a
referendum, the action of the legis
lature must be submitted to the peo
ple. Where Fight Will Start.
Action in these 14 states is not
final until the people have had an
opportunity to act, the distillers de
clared. Considering only these
states and deducting them from
those whose legislatures have acted,
the committee said, showed that the
"drys" have captured only 29 states,
or seven less than the three-fourths
The 14 states referred to are: Ar
kansas, California, Colorado. Idaho,
Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nebras
ka, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio,
Utah, Oregon and Washington.
of American Troops,
Urges Sen. Johnson
Washington, Jan. ' 29. Senator
Johnson, in a speech today, criti
cized delay in the peace negotiations
and declared anew for an American
policy 1o bring home all American
troops from foreign countries at the
earliest possible moment, warmly op
posing their use to maintain stabil
ity of peace in European countries.
"Bring home American soldiers,"
said the California senator, "resume
our own democracy. Restore it's free
expression. Get American business
into normal channels. Let American
life, social and economic, be Amer
The senator suggested that the
European nations, some by secret
treaties which would be enforced,
were likely to thwart the altruistic
purposes expressed by President
Wilson in his 14 principles.
Not Much Gold.
Constantinople, Tan. 29. The
German and Austro - Hungarian
banks here have reopened under al
lied control. Only small sums ot
gold and silver were found in the
vaults, the bulk of the currency be
ing paper money.
Pictures of Omaha Men and
Phone Tyler 1000
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1919.
choice of the old administration for
attorney and did not know whether
the democratic national committee
man was serving in that capacity
A statement given out from the
governor's office this afternoon says
that the insurance board passed a
resolution asking A. E. Agee, as
the board's representative in the
management of the affairs of the
National Fidelity and Casualty com
pany, for a complete report on the
"Lil Arthur" to Go.
The resolution also provides that
Mr. Agee is to retain R. D. Neely
as attorney in the cases in which
the company is interested until Mr.
Morehouse returns from the army.
He is instructed to employ no other
attorney until he had consulted with
"One of the results of the board's
action," the statement reads, "will
undoubtedly be the termination of
Arthur Mullen's services as legal
advisor on some important cases in
regard to the company's affairs. So
far as the previous records- of the
insurance board show, there seems
to have been no authority for his
retention in these matters."
Fire Believed to Have Been
Started by Inmates of Build
ings, Which Housed
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 29. Fire
of undetermined origin tonight vir
tually destroyed the federal dis
ciplinary barracks here with a result
ant loss estimated at $100,000. In
addition, clothing in the quarter
master's department said to have
been valued at $60,000, was destroy
ed. Soldiers were placed about the
buildings as guards and prisoners
assisted in fighting the flames.
Col. Sedgwick Rice, commandant,
declined to discuss the loss or the
origin of the fire, but it became
known that the authorities had
ordered a rigid investigation. It was
understood they were working on
the theory that the fire was of in
There were 3,570 prisoners in the
barracks, all of them military of
fenders. The flames spread rapidly and
within a short time were beyond
control. When being transferred the
prisoners were orderly and many
asked to be allowed to assist in.
lighting the fire.
Clyde Strikers Ugly
as Labor Ministers
Refuse to Intervene
London, Jan. 29. The only ameli
oration in the strike situation has
been a concession by the employ
ers of a 48-hour week to all road
and transport workers, which re
sulted from a conference held today
and settlement of the Nottingham
miners' strike by the concession of
the principal demands.
On the Clyde the situation has
grown worse, and there were
stormy scenes' at Glasgow, as a se
quel to the refusal of labor ministers
to intervene in the disputes.
U. S. Recognizes New Poland.
Washington, Jan. 29. Recognition
of the provisional government of
Poland has been accorded by the
American government, off icials of the
State departmept said today in mak-,
ing public a message which Secre
tary Lansing, at Paris, has sent by
direction of President Wilson to
Ignace Jan Paderewski, the new
Terrible Turk and Highland
Lassie Prize Winners at Ball
Employes of Burgess-Nash
in Costume Enjoy Evening
as Guests of Firm's
Dancing and swaying to enchant
ing melodies by Jeff Smith's colored
Dreamland orchestra, employes of
the Burgess-Nash company enjoy
ed themselves at a masque ball at
Keep's dancing academy last eve
ning. The dance was given by the
Burgess-Nash Welfare association
for all employes of that firm.
Prizes were awarded to the most
grotesquely costumed as. well as to
those whose costumes were of suf-
O'CLOCK-TIME FOR LUNCH
Women workers partaking of
See them in
Now and be sure that you don't
Allied Forces Evacuate She
govarskand Retire Nortfx
ward to Positions on
Archangel, Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The American, and allied forces op
erating south of Archangel evacu
ated Shegovarsk yesterday and re
tired 10 miles to the northward. The
bolsheviki continue to shell the
American allied positions at Taras
ev . and Tulgas.
The forces which retired from
Shegovarsk, which is about 65 miles
north of Ust Padenga (the allied
position furthest south a week
ago), today halted their march
northward and established new po
sitions at the villages Vistarka and
Lst Sama, on opposite banks of the
Vaga river, at a strategic bend in
the stream about 10 miles north of
Shegovarsk. 'The new positions
are protected by forests through
which there are no winter trails in
the immediate vicinity.
Refugees Flee from Massacre.
The number of refugees flee
ing over forest paths in zero
weather from Shenkursk to the
American allied lines north of that
town is increasing. American Red
Cross representatives report that
the plight of the refugees is serious.
Those who left Shenkursk after
the arrival of the bolsheviki repeat
stories of massacres there, but allied
headquarters is still inclined to doubt
Reject Conference Proposal.
General Miller, head of the North
Russian government during the ab
sence of President Tschaikovsky,
has presented to the allied repre
sentatives in Archangel for trans
mission to Paris a statement outlin
ing the physical and moral impossi
bility of holding any conference
with the bolsheviki. The statement
says that it is not only inadvisable
to hold any parleys with the bol-'
sheviki, but it would be physically
impossible for delegates from the
northern region to reach the Princes
islands by February 15 without pass
ing through bolshevik territory,
which they consider impossible.
Plan Vigorous Campaign.
Omsk, Siberia, Jan. 29. The pro
posal of the peace conference for a
discussion between the various Rus
sian groups probably will be sub
mitted by the Omsk government to
representatives of the various groups
in Siberia for action. In the mean
while, the government officials in
sist, the military situation requires
that the campaign against the bol
sheviki be pushed vigorously.
Tashkend Revolt Suppressed.
Washington, ajn. 29. An Omsk
dispatch to the State department
says a revolt on January 18 against
the bolsheviki in Tashkend under the
leadership of the military commis
sary aided by local White Guards,
was suppressed after considerable
Lieut. Paul L. Holder
Released by Germany
Washington, Jan. 29. The War
department tonight made public a
list of Americans held prisoner by
Germany who have been released,
including Lieut. Aviator Paul Hold
er, Hastings, Jeb., and Martin I.
Gersema; enlisted man, Aplington,
ficient artistic value to warrant a
Miss Selda Brown, 1620 Cuming
street, becomingly costumed as a
Scottish Highland lassie, received a
blouse. Miss Mabel Harris, as a
washwoman was given a pair of
gloves, as the turbaned and terrible
Turk, S. Roberts, also received a
pair of gloves. The small town rube
of yore, Marcus T. Neilsen was re
warded with a shirt.
Every land and clime was repre
sented at the ball. The Russian
bolsheviki as well as the Siberian
Cossack was there. The prize win
ning Turk had a bevy of .Moslem
beauties from whom to choose his
dancing partners. Two daintily cos
tumed maidens gave a touch of old
Japan, to the gathering.
About 500 persons were present
their noonday meal.
miss a single one of these dandy picture sections.
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Wounded U. S. Soldiers Given
Dinner and Theater Visit by
Red Cross Workers Here
Men Injured on Decisive Bat
tlefields of War Tell
How They Received
Fifty-two wounded soldiers, vic
tims of the battles -Of the Argonne
forest, Chateau-Thierry and St. Mi
hiel regions, were entertained by
the Red Cross in Omaha last pi gin.
Forty-seven of the boys, happy and
full of gratitude that they are again
in the good old U. S. A., dined at the
Henshaw with Red Cross canteen
workers, then visited the Rialto.
Five of the soldiers, still badly
crippled from Hun mchiite gun
bullets and shrapnel, were unable to
BEST DINNER IN YEAR AND IIALFJSAYS
SERIOUSLY INJURED MAN ON TRAIN
"The best dinner I've had in the year and one-half since I joined
the army" one of the five seriously wounded men announced to Red
Cross workers who served him on the train, after nurses hadfwashed
and dressed the wounds.
Chicken, French fried potatoes, peas, ice cream and "real cake"
and coffee was the dinner.
One of the boys had lost one arm, the other arm was paralyzed.
Mrs. Blissard, Red Cross nurse, fed the helpless lad.
While attending the suffering men, Mrs. Blissard, Miss Bessie
Andrews and other assistants kept up a rapid fire of raillery and "small
When the boys weren't looking, they wiped away the tears.
leave the special cars and were
cared for there by Red Cross nurses
The boys are casualties from the
"Wild West" (91st) and the "Sun
Cheer Red Cross.
"Hurrah for the Red Cross and
Omaha" was the unanimous shout
registered by the thankful boys,
The wounded were carried in two
special cars and under Lieutenants
C. H. Doty and L. C. Blackburn,
are on their way to Letternian
hospital in San Francisco for medi
Under the direction of Mrs. Luther
Kountze, commandant of the Red
Cross Canteen corps and T. F. Ken
nedy,' representing the Chamber of
Commerce, a score of canteen wtirk
er5 and business- men met the boys
at the train and escorted them to the
Henshaw hotel. Grape fruit cock
tails and plank steaks took the place
of "bullie beef," for a change. How
ever, the boys took more interest in
relating their.ieventful tales of hero
ism to their entertainers than to the
The sentiment of the whole body
was expressed by one crippled lad:
"We're glad we went over the top.
but we're overjoyed that we're back
in the states."
Nephew of Omahan..
Private Bowman Potter. Oakland,
Cal., with the vWild West division
seemeJ the happiest boy at the
tables. He was met at the station
by his uncle, S. J. Potter, 2222 How
ard street. Potter is a former Oma
ha boy, and several days after land
ing in France with his division, he
was in the front line trenches. He
was wounded in both legs by ma
chine gun bullets in the Argonne for
est, October 4. "I didn't know I
was 'nailed' until I keeled over," he
said. "And when I looked up again
all I could see was a retreit:ng line
of Germans going toward Berlin."
Priv. L. C. Burnett, Company C,
second engineers corps, received
serious wounds in the chest and legs
while fighting with the second army
in Flanders. He was wounded by
shrapnel. "It's the shrapnel that
gets a fellow." he said. "Machine
gun bullets just penetrate neatly,
but shrapnel hits all over."
Sergt. B. E. Arnold, Seattle,
Wash., entered the banquet hall on
crutches. He wore smiles all over
his face. His left leg was shattered
by bursting shrapnel in a battle
near Ordenai-d, Belgium.
Stopped by Shrapnel.
"Yep, I was one of the unlucky
boys," he said. :"We had gone
through the Argonne forest and
kept going some, but shrapnel stop-
Priv. Edward T. Trueblood, Sacra
mento. Cal.. of the Twenty-ninth
engineers' corps, fought at Thia-
ourt in the bt. Mihiel region. the
engineers had to enter the fight
here," he said, "and it was only after
several hours of lighting that 1 got
mine." He was wounded in the left
Robert Costello, San Francisco,
lost part of his left arm in No Man's
land. "I followed the signal to go
over the too. and the first thing I
knew my arm was down," he said.
Following the banquet, the boys
were entertained at a theater party
in the Rialto. With expressed grati
tude m their hearts tor Umaha, the
52 victims of the world's greatest
battles, left for the west at an early
$125,000 Fire Destroys
Three Big Stores at Ord
Ord, Neb., Jan. 29. (Special Tele
gram.) Fire tonight which did
3125,000 damage, destroyed the
stores of the Farmers Grain & Sup
ply Co.. J. C. Benney Co., and Ed F.
them are familiar to you.
Two Most Severely Disfigured
Heroes Refuse to Take
Part in Jollity of
Two of the wounded heroes of the
Argonne nd Verdun front were not
among the gay party of overseas
men and Red Cross workers who
dined at the Henshaw and later at
tended the theater.
They had slipped quietly out of
the crowd and sought an obscure
corner in an out-of-the vvay eating
Hun shrapnel tore away the right
side of one of the chap's face so that
the sensitive lad would not eat in
a public place.
Buddy Stays by Pal.
The other lad was his "Buddy"
since their return on the Northern
Pacific, the ship that grounded in the
sand outside of New York and he
would not desert his pal, not for
all the Red Cross parties in the
Louis Fitzgerald of San Francisco
is the face-torn hero. Since that
awful day in September when the
"Wild West (nVision," went "over
the top," he has subsisted on a liquid
diet. In sewing up what was left of
the right side of his face, the mouth
passage was left so small and the
interior of the mouth so sensitive, he
can take -no solid nourishment.
Will Never Enjoy Feast.
"My folks wrote me they were go
ing to make the biggest spreads for
me when I get home; They don't
know I can't eat it, but my buddy
here (William Brewer of Bakersfield
Cal.,) he's going to eat my share,
too. Then he's going to tell me
how everything tastes," Fitzgerald
confided merrily to a Red Cross
But his eyes followed hungrily
the sandwiches, doughnuts, fruit
and candy the rest of the boys were
fast "getting on the outside of" at
the Red Cross canteen.
Young Man Loses Arm.
Just another of the poignant lit
tie tragedies was the case of "Bob'
Leavens of Seattle, 18 years old and
a sophomore in Seattle High school
when war was declared. He is en
route home now minus his left arm,
"I cabled my mother I had a
slight arm injury. When I landed in
New York, there was a telegram
from her awaiting me, saying she
hoped my arm 'was completely
"I didn't want to tell her my arm
was gone so I had my picture taken
in Jew York and sent it on to her
so she will be prepared "Bob" told
one of the workers.
Funeral Services for
Late Bishop Williams
to Be Friday Morning
Funeral services for the late Bish
op Arthur E. Williams will be held
l-nday morning at 10:30 o clock in
stead of baturday as- was first an
nounced. - The services will be held
in Trinity cathedral and will be pre
ceded at 7:30 by a requiem celebra'
tion of .holy communion. The
change in arrangements is made at
the request of the family.
Church dignitaries from out-of-
town are expected to attend the
Late Friday afternoon, the body
will be sent to Longmont, Colo.,
where burial takes place Saturday.
Jeffrey Gets Appointment
as Compensation Adjuster
Governor McKelvie. before leav
ing for Washington, announced the
appointment of Jesse H. Jeffrey of
ymana as deputy compensation ad
juster in the department of labor.
Mr. Jeffrey is a native of Polk
county and came to Omaha in 1898,
where he joined the Omaha Typo
graphical Union, of which he is at
present vice president.
With the exception of three years
spent in surrounding towns, he has
been employed continuously in the
different printing establishments in
Miss Helen Walwork Weds
Edward Megeath of Wyoming
Miss Helen Walwork of Denver,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wal
work, was quietly married yester
day to Edward Megeath, son of j.
W. Megeath of Omaha, at the home
of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Megeath will make their home in
Wyoming, where the bridegroom is
manager of one of his father's coal
properties. Both of the vounsr neo-
ple are former residents ef Omaha.
Field Marshal Von Hindenburp
Acting as Intermediary
r for Hun War Lord;
Paris, Jan. 29. (Havas.) Field
Marshal von Hindenburg, according
to the Echo de Paris, is endeavoring
to bring about the return of former
Emperor William after the meeting
of the national assembly. Leading
German manufacturers in West
phalia are said to be interested i
The newspaper adds that the
former emperor wrote to Premier
Ebert that he would accept whatever
residence in Germany was assigned
to him. Ebert is said to have re
plied that only the national assembly
would be qualified to decide ths
Ludendorff Returns to Berlin.
London, Jan. 29. General Lud
endorff, former chief quartermaster
general of the German army, has re
turned to Berlin and is living in a
small village in the Grunewald dis
trict under an assumed name, ac
cording to an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Amsterdam, because
he fears popular demonstrations.
The general is said to have placed
his services at the disposal of the
government, which, it is added, de
clined them with thanks.
Max to be Candidate.
Amsterdam, Jan. 29. Prince Max
of Baden, the former German im
perial chancellor, will be nominated
by the German social democrats and
the German democrats as their can
didate for the presidency of the Ger
man republic, according to a Berlin
dispatch printed in the Neues Jour
nal of Vienna.
German Circles Disquited.
Berlin, Jan. 29. (By Associated
Press.) President Wilson's speech
of Saturday last before the peace
congress contains the following sen
tence as transmitted to Berlin and
here re-translated from the German:
"The United States would have a
feeling that it could not take part
in guaranteeing these European ad
justments unless this guaranty in
cluded the . permanent surveillance
of the world peace by the associated
nations of the world."
This sentence, together with the re
ported decision of the supreme coun
cil at Tuesday's session that the
German colonies must not be given
back to Germany, has disquieted
some German circles. The Moursen
Zeitung, for instance, says:
"If President Wilson is correctly
reported, he confesses openly that
he, too, like Premier Clemenceau
and Lloyd George, does not desire
Germany in the future community of
nations as an equal among equals,
but as a nation watched by overseers.
. . . The president cannot won
der if people in Germany gradually
begin'to form the opinion that the
hopes they placed in him are to be
Fear Allies Action.
The socialist newspaper, Vor
waerts, in commenting on the re
port regarding the division of the
German colonies among the allied
. "The league of nations is making
a lovely beginning! Th. decision
of the western powers to take the
German colonies for themselves is
born of a spirit diametrically op
posed to that proclaimed by Presi
dent Wilson. It appears more and
more as if it were the intention of
the western imperialists to leave to
Mr Wilson the merely musical and
declamatory roles of the oerform-
ance and to reserve to themselves
the business end of the show.
We Germans would prefer an honest
policy ot stand and deliver, to a
policy of imperial aetrrandizemin
adorned with ethical and oratorical
phrases. But since America has not
yet agreed to the pact w-e shall later
see whether America can do any-
tning except make speeches."
The official text of the passage in
President Wilson's speech of Sat
urday alluded to in the foreeoino-
as transmitted from Paris Saturday
iiBiii, rcaus as iouows:
It (the United-. Stated wmM
feel that it could not take part if
guaranteeing those Euronenn
tlements unless that guarantee in
volved the continuous superintend
ence of the peace of the world bv
the associated nations of the world.''
Flour Price to Remain Fixed
During Present Crop Yesr
New York Tan 20 I
... --i - wai nv
president of the food administration
grain corporation. assiirrH fln,,
dealers and millers in a statement
liere today that there would be ,no
imnairment rturincr tli nrcmt rr.
years of flour nrices denmHpnf ham
the guaranteed price for wheat. He
saia tne grain corporation had no
intention af reselling below the
standard huvinsr nrice the stnrlr d
wheat which it had accumulat
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