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Problems of ,Small Eastern
European Nations Constitute
Great Difficulties, Says
Dr. Guernsey Jones.
y That many separate petty states
entirely surrounded by other small
nations will result from the disso
lution of Austria-Hungary is the
opinion of Dr. Guernsey Jones, of
the history department of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, given in a
lecture oil Austria-Hungary. Bo
hemia and Jngo-Slavic states de
'Ivered in the Central High audi
torium Tuesday afternoon.
"The problems of these small east
ern European nations constitute
seme of the greatest difficulties
t hat will arise at the peace con
ference" said Doctor Jones.
Ten Nationalties.
Austria-Hungary was composed of
10 distinct and bitterly antagonistic
nUionalties held together by a police
system and a bureaucracy. Now
these little nations are waging 11
different wars over boundary dis
putes. "It is probable that several of
these states will exist as independ
ent nations after the peace confer
ence, but will be shut off from the
seacoast by other states. This
question of harbors is ail important
one for Bohemia."
Italy Wants Recompense.
A secret treaty made by Italy with
the entente in V)5 gave her part of
the seacoast of Austria-Hungary
on the Adriatic. Italian public opin
ion is now in favor of abrogating
this treatv. Sistecn billion dollars
worth of 'her $20,01)0.000.000 wealth
was spent for the allies besides the
vast number of Italian lives. Italy
feels that she should be recompens
ed." Dr. Jones also expressed his opin
ion that several of the small states
that would be formed might be given
tree harbor rights at the peace con
ference, lie also stated that he be
lieved that Austria-Hungary, reduc
ed in territory and cut off from the
ea, would soon go through the
process of democrization.
Belfast Unions Postpone
Strike Settlement Ballot
I'.clfast, Feb. 11. The 'proposed
br.liot by the Belfast strikers regard
ing a settlement was postponed to
night, pending a conference to as
certain if the engineering firms
would accept the agreement reached
with the shipyards.
The gas and electricity supplies
were again stopped and the tram
ways suspended service after a few
hours. The strike committee lias is
sued a warning circulator that an at
tempt has been made to stampede
the strike. '
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Omaha Girl Served With U.S.
'Phone System in France
Great Grandfather in Revolutionary, Grandfather in
Civil, Father in Indian and Herself in Present War,
Is Miss Wilkens' Family Record.
The first of "the girls who went
away" and now to return to Omaha,
is Miss Nell VVilkens, sister of Mrs.
D. E. Trumbell, 1324 North Forty
first street, who spent several hours
in Omaha Monday, on her way to
Norfolk, Neb., where she will be
dismissed from the service.
Since August 5, the bright red
star in the service flas at the
bcll home has represented the over
seas service of Miss Wilkens, who
gave up her position as assistant
telephone traffic chief at Norfolk to
enter the signal corps work of the
telephone unit.
Eighty Other Girls.
With eighty other girls she was
connected with the Palace exchange
at Paris, and she is one of the four
of these girls who have returned.
"No one can appreciate America
until they have seen the adoration
of other countries and felt the en
vironment of a foreign nation," said
Miss Wilkens, while she awaited her
train, in her sister's home on North
Forty-first street, and the light
that came into her brown eyes,
proved it.
''The girls have done a wonder
ful work, as well as the men," she
continued, "but those girls know,
that however brave and high spirited
our boys are, there is not one whose
greatest ambition and dream is not
in this same United States."
All Girls Lived Together.
The 80 American girls, with whom
Miss Wilkens was stationed in the
Palace exchange at Paris, lived to
gether at two of the Paris hotels.
"It was an experience that no one
could regret," said Miss Wilkens.
"There were girls of every type
among us, one woman had taught
French in a New York High school
for 10 years, and others had never
thought of working before in their
lives. Yet each and every one gave
the best of their efforts through
every day of eight hours, and often
more, of exacting, tense service. .
The American Phone System.
The French people can scarcely
comprehend the American telephone
service, and indeed there is no doubt
but that it will revolutionize the
French system from now on.
"At the opening of the war, there
was not an exchange and when the
armistice was sgned, in Paris alone,
there were seven fully equipped,
well conducted telephone exchanges,
ready for their important work."
Miss Wilkens attended the church
on Rue dc Berry, on that memorable
occassion when France did homage
to President Wilson and the Amer
ican nation and ideals for which he
Tells of Wilson's Visit.
"Never was there anything to be
compared with his reception," she
said, "whert King George and the
other allied leaders visited Faris, the
ovation was generous, but everyone
could distinctly hear the strains of
'God Save the King' that rose
above it.
"When Mr.-Wilson arrived the pa
pers mentioned the bands that play
ed 'The Sta'r Spangled Banner, but
none of the crowds that thronged
to see him, could hear a note above
the tumult."
Miss Wilkens came home under
the care of a physician, for since an
accident last fall in an elevator at
Paris, which affected her nervous
system, her health has been poor.
In Paris Hospital.
She was in a hospital in Paris for
ten weeks. Besides this the air raids
that she underwent at this time in
creased her nervous trouble.
While in England, the train that
carried the party, was compelled to
stop and wait in darkness for sev
eral hours, during one of the nightly
air raids, and in Paris, September
16, warning came of the air bombing.
"The light in the sky was marvel
ous," said Miss Wilkens, "the noise
was like that of a thunder storm and
it lasted with no intermission from
1:00 until 4:00 a. in. but though we
all were sent to the basement, r.o
one was hurt."
From Omaha she goes to Norfolk,
Neb., where she received the oath
of service, and there will give up
the military uniform of dark blue,
arrd the tight fitting cap that marks
the overseas costume of the signal
corps girls, for the regular dress
that goes with the every day life of
America at home.
The Revolutionary war called for
the services of Miss Wilken's great
grandfather; the Civil war took the
life of her grandfather as its toll;
her father enlisted for service in the
Indian troubles throughout this
western land in the early days and
Miss Wilkens served her country
during the recent struggle.
2,000 Reach Newport News.
Newport News, Feb. 11. The
transport Princess Matoika arrived
here today from France with more
than 2,000 troops, half of whom
were reported as sick or wounded.
Seattle Workers End
Sympathetic Strike
And Return to Jobs
Seattle. Feb. 11. Seattle's gen
eral strike of 30,000 workers, the
first of its kind and scope in
America, ended "officially" at noon
today, though many of the strikers
had returned to work earlier. At
least two unions face less favor
able conditions as its result
- The International Longshore
men's union members here losta
"closed shop agreement, effected
only two months ago after long
effort, and union tailors when they '
returned to shops were told they
must wait a few days before doing
any work, as none had appeared
for them.
Seattle this afternoon again was
normal. Large numbers of troops
and extra policemen remain on
duty, however.
The 25,000 members of the
Metal Trades Council, for whose
benefit the general strike was call
ed, remain out, although the coun
cil is to meet and, it is stated, dis
cuss a proposal to return to work
until " April 1, when the Macy
wage scale goes out of existence
and the metal workers can bargain
direct with employers concerning
Douglas Corporation
to Enlarge Its Omaha
Automobile Factory
With the sale of $25,000 additional
stock to present stockholders of the
Douglas Motors corporation at the
annual meeting of the company
Tuesday afternoon, it is predicted
that the manufacture and output of
Douglas trucks and touring cars
will greatly exceed the expectations
of the executive officers. The fol
lowing stockholders were elected to
the board of directors: George
Christopher. William Nixon, William
Lamed, liaiglcr Neb.; J. A. Person,
Wauneta, Neb.; J. B. Bacon, J, M.
Downey, Sumner, Neb; and Fred
Miller, Chappell, Neb.
More than 250 stockholders of the
company attended the meeting and
banquet held in the Paxton hotel.
With the factory covering four
acres of ground and cars being as
sembled by a full force of employes,
George Christopher, president and
general manager of the plant, de
clared the ensuing year will find the
Omaha made car in every part of the
globe. The number of employes in
the factory wil be trebled within 30
days, according to the executive offi
cers. Since January 10, bona fide con
tracts for the Douglas cars amount
to $600,000, as shown by the presi
dent of the company at the meeting.
Stockholders in the corporation
visited the plant at Thirtieth and
Sprague streets Tuesday morning.
Hoover in Brussels.
Brussels, Feb. 11. Herbert C.
Hoover, head of the allied relief or
ganization, has arrived here, having
come principally because President
W'ilson was unable to visit Brussels
at this time. Mr. Hoover will rep
resent the president in conferences
with Belgian officials.
Telephone Rate Cases
Put Over by Agreement
For Test Case Hearing
Lincoln, Feb. 11. By agreement
of counsel, hearing of injunction
proceedings instituted by the
state's attorney general against
Nebraska telephone companies to
prevent enforcement of Postmas
ter General Burleson's schedule of
telephone toll rates, was post
poned indefinitely today, pending
decision by the United States su
preme court of a test suit of sim
lar nature to be appealed from
some other state where such liti
gation has progressed further than
in Nebraska. In the meantime the
Burleson rates will not be effective
in this state, temporary restrain
ing orders having been secured by
the attorney general.
Charles L. Gyger, for one year
and a half with the United States
army quartermaster's department in
Bernd, Switzerland, landed Tues
day in New. York from the steam
ship Leviathan. The family in Oma
ha has no information yet as to his
further orders. A daughter,- Miss
Martha Gyger, is in the Red Cross
civilian relief department.
Lt. Clifford H. Boyles or Camp
Funston is in Omaha with his
father, H. B. Boyles, of Boyles bus
iness college.
Mrs. Mabel Walker of the sol
diers' employment bureau of the
Chamber of Commerce, is seeking
places for a number of discharged
soldiers, to work as machinists. The
boys on her list are all said to be
skillful in their line of work, and
must have work.
Mrs. W7alker has been iable to get
in touch with a numbers of Omaha
manufacturing concerns that em
ploy machinists, but not enough
have filed applications so that she
is able to place all the boys who
are looking for jobs. She has been
successful in placing men on farms
and up to this time has sent out
more than 100 of the Omaha and
Douglas county boys. She still has
a few applications for farm help, but
the demand from the farmers until
spring work opens up is pretty well
London, Feb. 11. King George,
in opening the new Parliament to
day, after alluding briefly to events
since the dissolution of the last
Parliament, just after the armistice,
urged quick and decisive action on
City Will Be Exposed to Dam
age Suit If Dismissal Is
Illegal; Ringer
"Carry On."
Attorney Ben Baker was asked
yesterday whether he is going to
appeal the case of Detective Ben
Danbatim to the courts.
"I may appeal it and I may not,"
he said. "I may take other action.
"First, I must try to decide what
sort of a proceeding was that wild
orgy of the city council yesterday.
"I must try to find out whether
you could call that a case or a mere
kangaroo performance.
"At present it looks more like a
kangaroo performance to me.
"Th Danhanni case is not rlosed
I yet."
; City Open to Damage?
! Did the city council lay the city
open to a damage suit in dismissing
i Detective Ben Danbaum from the
police force? Ihis is a question
that is worrying some members of
the council.
Commissioners Towl, I're and
Butler in interviews said yesterday
they did not believe the action of
council was legal. Council, by a vote
of 4to 3 Monday, decided not to dis
miss Danbaum because of the
charge of "neglect of duty," in
which he had been found guilty by
a vote of 4 to 3. Then council im
mediately voted, 4 to 3, to dismiss
him "for the good of the service."
Commissioners say this can't be
done without preferring charges
Commissioner Ringer said "It was
perfectly all right. We couldn't go
back and go over all that evidence
Mr. Ringer was asked whether he
is going to bring charges against
Detectives Van Deusen, Anderson
and Rose, whose testimony at the
Danbaum trial showed that they
didn't report to the captain of de
tectives when they were on the trail
of a criminal, but merely told each
No Quit in Ringer.
"I am going right ahead and clean
up the police department," said Mr.
Ringer. "We are going to do the
job and I am going to stay on the
job, no matter what Mr. Zimman
or others may think or say."
Replying to a rumor about the city
hall that Police Commissioner Ring
er would resign his position, the
commissioner said : "I can find abso
lutely no foundation for the rumor.
I'm going to stick to the job until
the last dog is dead. There's no quit
in me." '
Chief of Police Eberstein was in
censed because of a statement in a
morning paper to the effecct that "a
dozen patrolmen were asked if they
would arrest Slack and Rose (charg
ed with burglary) if they were given
the opportunity, but they said, 'No,
because it would probably mean
being called on the carpet to an
swer questions about shake-downs
or collusion.' "
"If there are a dozen patrolmen
who think that or one patrolman, 1
want their names," said the chief.
"Are you going to discharge any
more officers from the force?" the
chief was asked.
"Wait," was his only answer.
Mayor Smith said: "Conditions
in the police department are going
to get better from now on. If there
are any other abcesses in the police
body we are going to cut them out.
Whether this is the beginning or
the ending depends on the men of
the force. They can do their duty
and remain. They can neglect their
duty and jjfo."
Commissioner Zimman, whose de
mand for a complete reorganization
of the police department came like
a bomb dropped in the city council
at the Danbaum hearing Monday,
was in Lincoln yesterday on legis
lative business.
Machine Guns to Butte.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 11. Twelve
men and one officer left Camp Lewis
last, night for Butte, Mont., where
they will join forces -with the units
of the 44th infantry, now on strike
duty there. The men are all expert
machine gun men and include four
machine gun sergeants and eigh
machine gunners, who are privates.
The officer's name was not an
nounced. reconstruction measures and asked
Parliament "to spare no effort in
healing the causes of the existing
Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Buckingham, 1404 North Thirty-fifth
street, are in the service of
Uncle Sam. The youngest, Clinton,
who is only 21, enlisted in the ma
rines since the armistice was
"I was scheduled to leave for
Camp Bowie the week the armistice
was signed, but we were not sent.
I didn't want to miss out in the
service, not with three brothers in
it," said the "kid brother." He is
now stationed in the marine bar
racks, Paris Island, S. C.
Sergeant Joseph Buckingham, 30,
the oldest and first to enlist (it will
be two years in June), is now in
Proven, Belgium, 20 miles from
Dunkirk, with the 91st division,
praised by Maj. Gen. William E.
Johnston for distinguished brav
ery. Sergeant Buckingham will have
an infant daughter to greet him on
his return. His bride and little
Betty will come from Tacoma,
Wrash., to meet him in Omaha when
he returnns from abroad in the near
future. He is with the 362nd am
bulance company, 316th sanitary
Marshall, 28, enlisted in' the med
ical corps a year after his eldest
brother. He is now stationed in
Camp Bowie. Clarence, 23, fol
lowed his brothers' example two
weeks later. He was sent to the
radio school of the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln, from which
place he recently received an honor
able discharge,
Presbyterians Place
Great Reliance in
Use of Printers' Ink
Walter I. Clarke, formerly on the
editorial staff of The Bee, has been
an active figure in the work of the
Presbyterian New Era conference
here. He gives newspaper publicity
full credit for a large part of the
success of the conference and of the
whole New Era movement.
"Newspaper publicity," said Mr.
Clarke in an interview, "is vital to
any cause today. It is a splendid
thing for America that the news
papers are so ready to support any
movement having the wcltare of the
community at heart.
"Printers' ink put over the Liberty
bonds, the Red Cross and other war
fund drives. The concerted, loyal
devotion of the American press was
a tremendous factor in winning the
war. The Presbyterian church has
long recognized "the value of print
ers' ink and the general assembly
decided that, so big an institution
as the Presbyterian church, with its
tremendous interests all over the
world, to be fully efficient, required
a publicity department as much as
did Standard Oil.
"The church is, after all, a big
business, though its aims are not
financial profit, but benevolent bet
terment of mankind.
"As a representative of the pub
licity department H the Presbyterian
church, I am deeply grateful to the
press of this city for its splendid
treatment of the Presbyterian New
Era conference."
Mr. Clarke's newspaper experi
ence covers years of active service
in various parts of the United States,
including New York, Boston, Phila
delphia, Omaha and Chicago.
Hearing on Potash Bill
Postponed Until Thursday
Washington, Feb. 11. (Special.)
The hearing on Senator Hender
son's bill relating to the potash in
terests of the United States, which
was to have been held tomorrow,
has been postponed until Thursday,
when a number of Nebraskans, who
are interested in extracting potash
from the alkali lakes in northwest
Nebraska, will, be heard in behalf
of the measure.
A delegation of Indians from the
Rosebud agency, South Dakota, are
in Washington on business before
the Indian office.
James Coffey, international reve
nue collector of South Dakota, is
in the capital on matters before the
treasury department.
W. f. Flynn, an attorney of
North Platte, is in Washington on
professional business.
"Diamond T." Identified
by Counsel for Packers
Washington, Feb. 11. "Diamond
T," the hitherto unnamed Washing
ton representative of Swift & Co..
who furnished confidential informa
tion forecasting government activi
ties in connection with the meat in
dustry, was identified as Thomas F.
Logan, by Henry Veeder, counsel
for Swift & Co., today before the
senate interstate commerce commit
tee. The witness", in response to a.
question, said he was sure "T" re
ferred to Logan and not to Secre
tary Tumulty and denied that he
ever had luncheon in Washington
with Mr. Tumulty and Mr. Logan.
Nine Troop Ships Sail.
Washington, Feb. 11. Departure
from France of seven transports and
two warships carrying approximate
ly 12,000 home-coming troops, was
announced today by the War depart
ment. They will arrive at New York
and Newport News before February
16 and 20.
The transports are the Ortega,
Canopic, Rotterdam, Northland and
West Durfee for New York, and the
President Grant and Tiger for New
port News. The battleship Georgia
goes to Newport News and the
cruiser St. Louis to New York.
New York
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Opposite Post Office
Special Sale Ladies'
Percale and Gingham
Dresses, worth up to
$7.50 at $2.48.
Girls' -esses, finest
materials, worth up to
$2.75, at 98c.
Aprons, ginghams and
different patterns, worth
up to $4.00, at 98c to
All our dresses and
aprons are strictly guar
anteed fast colors.
All our merchandise
will be on sale at cut
Mail orders attended
at once.
Any lady in our store
will get 3 pairs worth up
to 85c i per pair, 3 pain
for $1.00.
Missouri and Iowa Lump,
S7.75 Per Ton.
PHONE 474.
Detective Franks Has Three
Bullet Holes in His Coat;
Gets Away While
Under Guard.
Detective Fritz Franks has three
bullet holes in the tails of his over
coat and Marvin De Lor, 29 years
old- ex-convict, gunman and high
way robber, is at large, following a
gun battle between police officers
and Dc Lor, alias C. Meyers, at
Seventieth and Charles streets
early yesterday.
An autonioU'e load of detectives
was sent to the Meyers home, 1715
Charles street, when complaint was
made at the Central police station
that he had assaulted Dan D. Pugh.
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a returned soldier. Tugh was struck
over the head with a revolver at
the Woodrow cafe, Fourteenth and
Douglas streets. He is now in the
Lord Lister hospital.
When the ollicers arrived at
Meyers home he refused to accom
pany them without a warrant. Two
of them stood on guard while the
remaining policemen went back for
a warrant.
They had been on guard but a
moment or two when Meyers, his
revolver blazing, flung open the
front door and leaped from the
porch to the ground.
The ollicers say they emptied
their guns at the gun-man but their
bullets failed to find a mark.
Detective Franks was exhibiting
the holes in the back of his over
coat. He said he stood his ground
and returned bullet' for bullet with
The other detective left on guard
at the house was Frank Murphy,
recently discharged from the army.
Meyers is said by police to be
Marvin De Lor, highway robber
who was shot in a battle with police
in May, 1913, and who, after being
wounded and confined in the county
hospital to convalesce, escaped.
Later he was re-captured and sen
tenced to the penitentiary.
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Judicial Subcommitee to In
vestigate Propaganda; Jones
Urged Deportation of Un
desirables at Once.
Washington. Feb. 11. Investiga
Jon of lawless propaganda, I. W. V,
activities and other sources of dis
order in the United States began
before the senate judiciary subconi
mittee today with a description o
the situation in Russia by Dr. WiU
liam C. Huntington, former com
mcrcial attache of the American em
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