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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLT JOURNAL.
MONDAY, OCTOBEP. 15, 1917.
LA FOLLETTE INVITED MUTINY PLOT
ITS FIRST GOAL
BEFOREGOMMITTEE; CHARGE ROCKS
Children Cry for Fletcher's
i i k WIDE FRONT
ASKED TO APPEAR TUESDAY TO
ANSWER -QUESTIONS REGARD
ING HIS ST. PAUL SPEECH.
MUNICIPAL PLANT IN OPERATION
WHEN FIVE CARS ARRIVE
WILSON'S DECLARATION U. S. IS
WARRING AGAINST EMPER
OR, NOT PEOPLE, HAV
: ING ITS EFFECT.
KAISERISM DOOMED IS BELIEF
As the Masses See Real Issue, Forces
Are Set in Motion to Lay
Low Imperial Power.
An Atlantic Tort, Oct. 12. After
four vears PDent in the center of
Europe's colossal struggle, Pleasant
A. Stovall. United States minister to
Switzerland, declared on his arrivel
here today that the economic situa
tion in Germany is acute and that he
believes the backbone of German re
sistance has been broken.
Revulsion Against War.
Since the publication of President
Wilson's reply to Pope Benedict's
peace proposals, in which the presi
dent stated that the United States
is warring upon the German gov
ernment and not upon the German
people, the revulsion against the
war. Mr. Stovall said, had been fast
spreading through Germany.
"The effect of this statement was
for a long time not noticeable," he
asserted, "but slowly and surely it
is sinking deeper and deeper into the
German heart. If left to themselves
the German people would make peace
tomorrow. As it is forces are at
wcrk in Germany which will even
tually no man can say how soon
compel the German government to
make peace with the world.
"There is no doubt about the eco
nomic straits in which Germany now
finds itself. The situation is acute."
Swiss Aid Wounded.
In spite of German, French and
Italian influences, Mr. Stovali said,
Swiss neutrality had been preserved
and a force of 250,000 men watches
the borders constantly to prevent the
passage of contraband. He added
that Switzerland's exercise of broad
sympathies for the wounded brought
in from three frontiers was a notable
chapter in history. In Swiss hospitals
there are, he said, about 25,000
prisoners, mostly French, but Eng
lish and Germans also. The Swiss
people give entertainments constant
ly for them and extend aid wherever
it is needed.
Mr. Stovall will go to Washing
ton to consult with government of
ficials and later to his home in Sa
vannah. Shoot All Who Hesitate.
London, Oct. 12. A dispatch from
the British headquarters to Reuter's
(Ltd.) says that a prisoner from
the Seventy-second German infantry
in describing the discipline of his
corps, declared that before the last
battle a regimental commander ad
dressed his troops with the warning
that anyone who held back would
be shot. The only answer was a
general groaning, swelling into deris
ive laughter, upon which the com
mander rode away.
Insubordination of Sailor.
Amsterdam, Oct. 12. The first ev
idence of the recent mutiny in the
German fleet was an act of insubor
dination aboard a battleship whose
captain was notorious as a bully, ac
cording to information received here
by the Associated Press.
A sick sailor, refusing to obey the
orders of his superior officer, was
brought before the captain, who at
once placed him under arrest. On
the following day a deputation of
sailors demanded the release of the
delinquent, who was an elderly re
servist. When the captain asked the
meaning of this deputation he re
ceived an answer that the sailors had
formed a council of the Russian mod
el and this led to an investigation
which resulted in arrests and seiz
ing of pamphlets.
Woman Implicated in Plot.
A Berlin dispatch received here
says at the meeting of the reichstag
Thursday, George Ledebour, social
democratic leader, was called to or
der for declaring that all must be
convinced Chancellor Michaelis was
inadequate in his office both as re
gards capacity and character.
Ilerr Stodthagen, independent so
cialist, disclosed that frau Zietz, a
German woman, had been arrested
in connection with the recent mutiny
in the fleet. Wilhelm Dittman, so
cialist, said that Deputy Hecke was
placed under arrest for one day af
ter a meeting at Kiel which had been
Says He Made Statement Bryan
Knew Munitions Were Aboard
"Washington, D. C, Oct. 12. Sen
ator La Follette of Wisconsin today
was invited by the senate commit
tee investigating his alleged disloyal
speech at St. Paul to appear next
Tuesday before the committee for a
hearing regarding assertions in his
Receipt of an approved transcript
of the address from the "Wisconsin
senator with a letter expressing will
ingness to testify indicated a thor
ough sifting of the charges.
Senator La Follette wrote that h?
was accurately quoted in his state
ment that former Secretary liryau
knew of the existence of ammuni
tion in the cargo of the Lusitnn'a.
An official statement regarding
the Lusitania charge will be obtain
ed from Mr. Bryan. '
The hearings probably will be
public and will be confined to the
statement of facts in the speech.
particularly regarding Mr. La Fol
lette's statement that former Secre
tary Bryan appealed to President
Wilson to keep passengers off the
Lusitania because of ammunition al-
eged to be in her cargo. The com
mittee told the senator that its au-
hority does ont extend to his right
o make the Xon partisan league
speech nor into the motives of his
Senator La Follette is expected to
be the first witness on Tuesday and
o submit much data toward sub
stantiating his statements. Other
witnesses may be called later. The
first question which the committee
plans to investigate is the author
ity of Senator La Follette for his
statement regarding the Lusitania.
The committee is awaiting the state
ment from Mr. Bryan regarding the
incident. It has not been determin
ed whether Mr. Bryan will be asked
HUMAN COMEDY COMPANY
BIG TENT THEATRE IS TO
WINTER IN PLATTSMOUTH
Mr. Allman, of the Allrnan Comedy
company, advises us that he will
perhaps winter his show here this
being the last stand to be made with
the big tent this year. The show has
been going continuously since it
opened three years ago, showing the
northern states in the summer and
the southern states in the winter.
Last January the troop was in New-
Orleans enjoying sunshine and flow
ers while their northern show friends
longed to be in the land of sunshine
and orange blossoms. Playing one
night stands in opera house3 com
prises about all tent show people do
in the winter time.
Mr. Allman has always given his
patrons in our city a good little show
and this year he promises an even
better show than ever before. The
play for Monday night will be "The
Turning Point," a beautiful Virgin
ia love story in three acts with spec
ial vaudeville between the acts.
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THE CHANCELLOR'S ATTEMPT TO
BLAME SOCIALISTS FOR RE
VOLT PROVES TO BE
DEMAND MICHAEL1S' REMOVAL
Reports to Amsterdam Say Discon
tent in Navy Began Fully
Eight Months Ago.
London, Oct. 11. The German em
peror has arrived in Sofia, according
to a Central News dispatch from
Copenhagen, Oct. 11. A crisis has
been caused by the attempt of Chan
cellor Michaelis, Vice Chancellor
Ilelfferich and Minister of the Navy
von Capelle to use the alleged plot
in the German navy as a political
weapon against the party of the ex
treme left in the reichstag.
It is not improbable, German poli
tical observers point out, that Chan
cellor Michaelis, in an hour of ap
parent success, sowed the seeds of
his own downfall.
Results of Disclosures.
The immediate results of the dis
closures have been that the govern
ment socialists have been driven in
to complete opposition and into an
allignment with the radical social
ists, that the followers of Philipp
Scheidemann have delivered a formal
declaration of war against the gov
ernment until Chancellor Michaelis
has been removed from office and that
the radicals, the members of the cen
ter and even the national liberals
have criticized and condemned the
Michaelis-Capelle move as one which
ought not to have been made unless
the government had full proof of the
complicity of the three radical so
cialists in an actual conspiracy to
mutiny proof which they evidently
believe the government will be un
able to produce.
Only Spark Needed.
According to reports, discontent in
the German navy began some eight
months ago, and the men of the fleet
had reached such a nervous state,
owing to the prolonged high tension,
that only a spark was needed - to
cause an explosion. On board the
warships involved, it is said, large
numbers of pamphlets were found
dealing with the cause of the war
and asking why Germany became
the most hated nation in the world.'
Others dilated on the evil influ
ence of the junkerdom and the big
manufacturing interests and pur
ported to give the truth about "the
men behind the war."
Fairly reliable accounts put the
number of men condemned to penal
servitude at thirty, whose sentences
range from five to fifteen years, while
eighty to a-hundred were given light
TO AID MEN IN THE
RECENT SESSION OF CONGRESS-
ALTERED HOMESTEAD LAW
AND SUSPENDED MINING
Washington. Oct. 11th. Various
kinds of exemptions from the regular
requirements imposed on public land
claimants were made on account of
the war in the legislation enacted at
the recent session of congress.
First of all congress suspended the
time honored requirements that all
homestead settlers shall reside on
their claims before acquiring title
and changed the law so that the
time served in military branch of the
government shall be counted at a
full value as part of the three years.
I he requirement that certain im
provements should be made within
a given period were suspended for
the duration of the war. The law
requiring desert land entrymen to
irrigate a certain amount of his
lands was held in obeyance and oth
er requirements suspended. All
these are for men engaged in the
Another law provides that affi
davits as to public land matters that
ordinarily have 'i to be made before
local land officials may be made by
those serving abroad before their
commanding officers, United States
commissioners or American consuls,
tober 13th, at the Red Cross Rooms
City Commissioners Generate Heat'
During Discussion A Boon
to Omaha Consumers.
Omaha, October 12. Six cars of
southern Illinois lump coal, about
300 tons, were delivered yesterday
morning to the municipal yards. Be
fore noon several tons ' of the coal
had been delivered to city customers
T. J. Lynch, 192S South Thirtv-
fourth street, received the first ton
A long line of prospective buyers
kept the men at the coal desk in the
city hall busy during the morning
hours. About 200 orders were taken
at noon and the cash drawer show
ed a total of ?2,000.
The city delivered coal at $G a ton
with no delivery charges.
The commissioners finally passed
a motion instructing Dick Grotte of
the department of accounts and fi
nance and Commissioner Parks to
take charge of the coal situation.
Politics is Charged.
Commissioner Butler somewhat
surprised the commission by charg
ing that politics is creeping into the
city coal project. He addressed his
remarks to Parks, who was busy mak
ing calculations on delivery costs.
'While you are doing all this talk
ing, you are delaying the coal de
livery," Butler said.
'No, Dan." Parks answered, "our
trucks were down loading coal for
delivery before this council met this
All of the present supply is lump
coal. Some of the cars of the nut
size will be in today. In the mean
time Grotte said that he hopes to
have twenty-five carloads of coal
here by the middle of next week.
The cars that got in this morning
were covered with rush order
:t the coal desk" in the department
of accounts and finances cash orders
will be taker, only for coal that is
actually in the city.
ORGANIZE TO FIGHT
DISEASES OF SWINE
GOVERNMENT AGENT AT FRE
MONT CALLS MEETING OF FAR
MERS NEXT WEEK TO TALK
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 11. Dr. II.
L. Duell, who will have charge of
the work of the United States Bu
reau of Animal Industry in co-operation
with the Live Stock Sanitary
board of the State Agricultural col
lege, in the effort to eradicate hog
cholera in Dodge, Douglas, Wash
ington and Butler counties, has open
e dan office in the postoffice here.
The establishment of the office
here is in furtherance of the plan
adopted in 1913, when congress ap
propriated a fund to fight hog chol
era and other swine diseaess through
out the country.
Nine counties have already been
organized for the work and it is the
intention of the government, Dr.
Deuell says, to organize thirty or
forty more this year. A meeting
will be held in Fremont Saturday,
October 20, when hog raisers will be
asked to attend and assist in the
organization of the precincts of the
counties to fight the disease. Each
precinct will be asked to elect a
supervisor, who will direct the work
under supervision of the government
JOHN L. KENNEDY TO BE NE
BRASKA'S FUEL DICTATOR
Washington, Oct. 12. It is said
on reliable authority that Dr. Gar
field, fuel administrator for the
United States, has decided to recom
mend appointment of John L. Ken
nedy of Omaha to take charge of the
fuel situation for Nebraska, he mat
ter has been held in abeyance for a
considerable time, but the decision
is said to have been definitely reach
ed. Russians Lose Out.
The prospects of a return to heavy
fighting in Roumania, with the Rus
sians the aggressors, seem good. On
the Roumanian plain and near Barila
the Russians have heavily bombard
ed the Teutonic allied position, while
the Germans in reprisal shelled the
important Danubian town of Galatz.
KAISER'S MINISTER OF MARINE
IS REPORTED TO HAVE RE
WAS UNDER REICHSTAG FIRE
For Openly Charging Socialist Depu
ties With Connection with
the Sea Rebellion.
Amsterdam, Oct. 12. Vice Admir
al von Capelle, the German minister
of marine, has resigned, according to
the Frankfort Zeitung.
Vice Admiral Kdward von Capelle
was one of the administrative direc
tors in the ministry of marine be
fore the war and had served as a
cartain at sea. In March, 191C, he
succeeded Admiral von Tirpitz as im
perial minister cf the navy.
Several times since then von Ca
pelle has appeared before the reich
stag with optimistic statements re
garding the progress of the unre
stricted submarine campaign, as late
as August 2G. 1917, defending the I.
boat policy of his predecessor and
himself at a meeting of the reichstag
Vice Admiral von Capelle an
nounced in the reichstag last Wed
nesday that a plot had been discov
ered in the navy to paralyze the ef
ficiency of the fleet and force the gov
ernment to make peace. He said
that the guilty parties had re
ceived thoir j'.;Ft deserts and attempt
ed to link socialists with the plot.
The imperial German chancellor.
Dr. Michaels, also spoke of the exis
tence of a conspiracy in the navy
and asserted that certain deputies
were involved in the revolt.
The socialists and their newspa
pers have attacked ;otn the chan
cellor and the vice admiral for thoir
John Weisland, of Loyalton. Sou In
Dakota, arrived lat evening with
a car of household goods and stock.
moving from that place to Platts
mouth where he and wife ill make
their home here. Mr. Weisland has
been farming in the north. and
comes here with the intention of
For the present they will make
home in the city and Mr. Weisland
will gather corn for the farmers.
and should find an abuuadnce of
work in that line. Mrs. Weisland
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. Lewis of this city.
BIG ALLIED DRIVE
WESTERN FRONT STILL A MARSH
RUSS FORCED BACK ON EAST;
HEAVY GERMAN ATTACKS
Daily the artillery duels in. Mace
donia, with the entente forces ex
erting the greater power, are increas
ing, especially in the direction of
Diran and north of Monastir, and
it is probable that at no late date
the predicted allied offensive in this
region will begin.
Comparatively little fighting ac
tivity, is in progress on any of the
battle fronts except in the nature of
reciprocal bombardments. In Fland
ers on Thursday, both the British
and French troops kept to their
trenches on the new positions they
hold as a result of the drive of Tues
The big guns on both sides, how
ever, were shelling opposing posi
Rain Causes Delay.
Additional rain over this region
has accentuated the swampy con
dition of the ground and it probably
will be several days before the Brit
ish and French start another raid
against "the Teutons.
Along the ' southern front in
France the Germans again have met
with defeat in attempts to capture
French positions on the' east bank
of the Meuse in the Verdun sector.
The attacks, however, were not made
in strong fore, being more in the
nature of trench raiding operations.
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ASKS REPORTS ON
STATE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE
CARRIES OUT REQUEST OF NA
TIONAL IJ0DY AND CALLS
FOR INFORMATION. '
Lincoln. Oct. 11. The State
Council of Defense, carrying out
the request of the national council.
ij sending out letters to county
councils asking that the acreage of
winter wheat in each county be ob
tained and reported to the state
council, in order that an estimate
may be given on the number of acres
which will be required for spring
wheat planting, in order that the
eed may he kept and not put on the
According to Vice Chairman Coup-
land of the state council, it will re
quire a big acreage of spring wheat
to be sowed next spring and suffi
cient seed muft be kept on hand in
order to meet the demand.
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GERMAN PLOT WOULD
CAUSE HATE BETWEEN'
REPUBLICS OF S. A.
Buenos Aires, Oct. 11. There is
much concern among the people of
Argentina over disclosures of German
intrigues to bring about a conflict be
tween Brazil, Argentina and Urguay.
Senator Carlos Rodriguez Larret
ta, the former Argentine minister of
finance, declares in a public letter to
day that a von Luxburg dispatch,
which has not been made public, re
fers to German intrigues in Argen
tina and southern Brazil.
The government is expected to
take measures to prevent a proposed
neutrality demonstration next Fri
day. GERMAN-AMERICANS BREAK
RECORDS IN LOAN SALES
Toledo, O., Oct. 11. Delphos, a
village in Allen county, composed al
most entirely of German-Americans,
has subscribed $100,000 to the sec
ond Liberty loan. The amount was
subscribed at the first meeting called.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 11. Mil
waukee in three days has subscribed
to $7,163,000 for the new Liberty
loan or one-third of its quota Gf
$25,000,000. The campaign here did
not open until Tuesday noon.
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