Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1914)
RTF? JJ Q
PART'S ONE TO TWELVE.
VOL. XLIV NO. 23.
FIRING UPON FLAG
AND U. SATISFIED
Porte Voluntarily Tellt Why Tenn
essee Launch Made Target by
Guns of Forts.
NOVEMBER 1M4 FIVE SlXTl'IONvS-FOUTY PAUES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS
GERMAN SUPPLY CONVOY ojy'- in an East Prussian town near the Russian frontier, where most of the
hardest fighting of the past weekWii taken place.
WASHINGTON IS RELIEVED
Commander of Cruiser Tennessee
Makes Partial Explanation of
Shots Fired at Launch.
FIRST REPORT IS NOT CLEAR
Captain Made' Statement that the
Act, While Not Rostile, Was
PROBABLY MEANT AS WARNING
Part of First Cablegram Withheld
Because it Seemed Contradictory.
STATEMENT BY JHE PRESIDENT
Full In vrntlantlon of Matter In Be
Insr Made by Ambassador Mor
Kenthan Report Expected
Within Few Dnyi.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. The
Turkish government voluntarily ex
plained the firing on the Tennessee
launch, and officials regard the ex
planation as satisfactory, according
to aii announcement made tonight
after a conference with President
Wilson, Acting Secretary Lansing
and Secretary Daniels.
A dispatch from Ambassador Mor
ganthau said the Ottoman minister
of the interior Informed him that the
shots fired toward the launch were
to warn Captain Decker againBt
- passing, through, the. mine .zone.
Later, the .minister .offered to take
the commander over'and to Smyrna
- v ln his utomoblle.
Vk "h 4
"rvt-f- . "''Ul lm
.'IV ' T . -.v, v" ASH " 3 . I IT w u, . . . ji a. bk
law v.X- -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 After
an announcement from the White
House today that word had come
from Captain Decker of the cruiser
Tennessee that the firing of the
Turkish forts at Smyrna upon the
cruiser's launch on November 17 was
not hostile Secretary Daniels an
nounced that a portion of Captain
Decker's first report had not
mads public when received because
It was considered contradictory. He
announced that Captain Decker's dis
patch reporting the firing contained
the words "act not hostile, but un
friendly." Correct a Sent.
The Navy department announce
ment omitted the contradictory
phrase, according to Mr. Daniels, In
order to verify it, and today came
word that the message was correct
as originally sent Secretary Dan
iels was unable to explain its mean
ing and said it seemed to him an ex
pression of opinion by the captain
of the Tennessee without exact
BIG RELIEF FUNDS
Total of Over 'Seventeen Thousand
Dollars for Refugees of
. r. ' ;- . ... .i '--. s' ' ' ;-
GERMANS . LEAD IN AMOUNT
Alliance ' llaa Already Collected
Twelve Tbounand Dollar
Uthera Alao Contribute
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Insurance Suit Lost x
By Plymouth Church
Balfian Belief Pun $ 133.00
Hungarian Relief Fund .... 600.00
Oerman Belief rand 18,000.00
Jewiali Belief fund 1,800.00
Brltian Belief Fund 3,500.00
A total of $17,833 has been ralBed by Ne
hraxkans for relief work amonK the vlc-
been I tlms of the European war. The turn will
ho at least duplicated before subscriptions
The German-American Alliance has un
dertaken to raise $:Ti,(KJO. Of this, $12,000
has already been received.
There Is a notable tendency among
Belgian sympathizers to send In small
sums, all members of many families
down to the little children contributing
their mites. , ;
Jewish relief fund subscribers have paid
in $1,&00. Of this amount, $926 has been
forwarded In one sum, and $250 raised by
the young people followed it to the war
(one , i.
The British rcllnf fund has been
swelled to H.tjtJO cash... Nothing but cash
Is received for this fund.
The Hungarian relief fund la now tMH,
$400 of which was raised at an entertain
ment a week ago. When the fund reaches
$1,000 subscriptions will etop.
In addition to this money that has been
donated to the' sufferers In Europe,
large quantity of warm clothing has been
shipped east to be sent to the several
warring countries for distribution.
Judgment for the Ilellance Insurance
company, which was sued by Plymouth
Congregational church on a policy, which
expired at noon Easter Sunday, 1913, the
date of the Omaha tornado, was rend
dered by District Judge Eatelle. The
storm destroyed the old church.
The Jury had been dismissed and de
cision in the case left to the Judge by
agreement. The cburcn alleged that since
It was customary for fire Insurance
agents to prepare new policies to take
effect as soon as th old one expired
continuous protection, was in effect part
of the contract. It was a new point in
BAR ON WEBBERT'S
Judge Page , Morris . Permanently
Rules Out Allegations Made
Against Sammons. '
MORE EVIDENCE IS GIVEN
Others Are Croaa-Examlned for In
formation Tney May Have
About Tbeft at the Kear
A blow to the government's case against
Walter Bammons, charged with robbing
the Kearney poatoffice of $5,000 last
Christmas, is thought' to have been dealt
by Judge Pago- Morris, who has perma
nently ruled that' Uie testimony of Ar
nold Webbert, Including the most rela
tional and damaging allegations yet made
against Sammons, shall not bo admitted
in evidence. Judge Morris so Informed!
United States District Attorney F. 8.
Howell before the Saturday morning ses
sion of court began.
Webbert on the stand Thursday swore
that Sammons had told him he "would
have a friend on the Jury," and Intimated
that he and Judge W. D. Oldham, one
of his attorneys, would 'fix" Prosecuting
Attorney Howell. The testimony had the
effect of a bomb explosion in the trial,
which prior to that'.tlmo had been quite
tame. Opposing counsel argued and
(Continued on Page Three, Column Two.)
v 1 s:
DRY FORCES TO ASK
FOR NO NEW LAWS
Anti-Saloon League Will Make No
Demands on the Coming Ne
WILL, HOWEVER, BE ON WATCH
If the Manor Interest Start Any
thins; They Nay They Will Htnrt 1
Momrlhlnir Ton, but Not
Temperatures at t.Ua Yesterday.
& a. in
rt a. m
' 7 a. m i
" . , 8 a. m.... 1
5i a. m
CT -1 10 a. m 4&
iix ,r, 11 a. m
?S,i ' "O " 12 in iw
(&7m jTJr t. 1 it m Eil
Ti i 3 p. m f2
JJ 4 p. in 61
mWtt S S::::::::::::::
- r- 1 u. m 45
CoaiparatlT Local iiecora.
1914. 1913. 1912 1911.
Highest yesterday 62 M '! 67
lowest yesterday 40 4t M 31
Mean temperature .... 4b 64 44 41
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normul:
Normal temperature 36
Kxce for the day 11
Tom I excess since March 1 715
Normal precipitation 0.) Inch
1. U( inn v for the day ii3 lm h
Total rainfall since March 1.... 14.40 inches
Ikpfiriency since March 1 M. 74 Inches
Ix-fl. lency for cor. period, 1913. 7.51 Inches
Deficiency fir eor. period, 1912 1 62 Inches
1 A. WiUMli. Lucai erecaslar.
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
TO HAVE pUFFALO HERD
PIERRE, 8. D.. Nov. Zl. (Special Tel
egram.) South Dakota will establish a
buffalo herd on ita stale game reserve.
The state game department today signed
a oontract with the Philip estate for
thirty-six head of these animals from
the big herd owned oy that estate near
State Takes Charge
Of Treasury Books
In aBnner County
(from a Staff Correspondent.)
L1NCOL.N, Neb.. Nov. 21.-(tfpoetal Tel
egram.) K. J. Robinson, examiner In
the office of State Auditor Howard, has
gone to Harrisburg, where he will ex
amine the books of "he county treasurer
of Banner county, J. V. Hill. The treas
urer ha disappeared and while It la not
believed anything Is wrong with the
books. It was thought best that the ex
aminer should take charge of tho office.
It is thought that Mr. Hill has become
temporarily deranged, aa he has acted
qucerly recently. He has been gone sev
OLD LINEN CAMPAIGN
French or Russian, they matter not,
German or English, they can't be
They have wounds that should be
Received on many a gory field;
Born of different race and clime,
I'll bind all wounds and scars, for
I'm known by you all, been worn by
By peasant and kings, by great and
Been used In the torrid and frigid
Have covered the stout ones, and
those "skin and bones;"
And now, soft and "cornier," through
very old age, ,
There's nothing can match for a good
Come, take me out of the musty
Too long I've laid; while the cannon
Spilling the life blood of young men
. and strong.
With bandage short, and wounded
If you have old linen you want to
bare tent to the military hospitals
in all the warring European coun
tries through the Salvation Army,
your packages will be called for if
you telephone to
Mrs. H. H. Kline, Ensign.
Thone Douglas 4135,
or Webster 7436.
If you want your package to go
especially to German or Austrian
hospitals, call up
Mrs. Fred Klenke,
'Phone Douglas 3560.
I have no empire, I know but man!
No praises for any; I'm no partisan;
All that I know Is there's auff'ring
If you are human you will not
W. F Palmer.
"No demands will be made on the com
ing legislature on behalf of the Antl
Saloon league," says District Superin
tendent High, answering a question as
to prospective activities. "What I mean
is that we will have no bills to present
to the luw-mukers this winter, but will
stand on the proposition that the liquor
laws now on the statute books be left
exactly as they are. If the liquor in
terests start anything in the legislature,
we will start something too, but not
"Our plan is to concentrate our efforts
in preparation for a. campaign for a
prohibition amendment to the state con
stitution to bo aubmltted by Initiative,
and voted on In 1916. This campaign
will nut bo confined to Nebraska, for
steps have already been taken In South
Dakota along the same lines.
"A meeting Is to bo held at Sioux City
within a week or so of the Antl-Saloon
league superintendents for Minnesota,
South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa to
perfect their plans for co-operation. We
are not sure that Minnesota will come
Into the 191(1 campaign for prohibition, and
in Iowa, which I believe is without the
initiative, the proceeding may have to be
different, and it may be more difficult
to get before the people. You may say
this, however, that our efforts will be
centered on Nebraska and South Dakota.
Look at the map and you will see why.
By winning these two states, we will
thpn haye a broad etrlp of dry territory
running north and south without a gap
from Canada to the Texas border."
RUSSIANS DRIYE .
Reports from Pctrograd Indicate the
Teutons Have Met with Repulses
in March to Warsaw.
EAST . PRUSSIA ; FORTIFIED
' . " n "
Mnety Miles of t ronaholda Make It
Hard for the par's Forces to
Invade the Kaiser's
FETROURAD, Nov. 21,-Tlie Army Mes
senger, the official organ of-the general
staff of the Russian army, summing up
recent operations In the eastern arena
of hostilities says:
"The Germans are making fresh efforts
to penetrate our front between Lowlcs
and Fklernlevlce with the object of
marching on Warsaw. It seems that the
enemy threw Important forees'ln this di
rection. The effort ' of . the. Oermans- to
march on Warsaw by penetrating ouf
front between Kloloe ani Radom resulted
In total failure' and our troops forced
the enemy to retire all along this front
The Germans lost enormous numbers In
deal, wounded aud prisoners, as well as
provision trains, artillery and war
"On Novomber .18 . Important Austro
German forces, supporting themselves on
the fortified country between Csen
stochowa and Cracow, undertook an
energetic offensive movement against our
troops. Hepulsed on all this front with
heavy losses the enemy endeavored freah
offensive movement, but again our forces,
by a counter attack, drove them back
with heavy losses. We took a large num
ber of prisoners,
"It Is announced that there Is furious
fighting In the region ' of Cracow, the
Germans realizing that this position, with
The situation brought about by
the act of the Turkish forces at
Smyrna In firing on a launch of
tho American cruiser Tennessee
apparently will be cleared up
without complications. Captain
Decker of the Tennessee reported
to the Nary department at W'asb
lngton that no hostile act was in
tended. Germany's effort to crush the
great armies of Russia has met
with a check, according to state
ments emanating from Russian
sources. Earl'er last week both
Iterlln and Pctrograd reported
that the Russian center was fall
ing back before the German ad
vance over the snow-covered fields
of Poland, but It is now asaerted
at the Russian capital that this
movement has been halted. It
is estimated In the same quarters
that the latest turn In the cam
paign Is likely to "have decialvo
consequences for the enemy."
Tho official Russian report of
the capture of a battery at Lodi
is Interpreted as significant, sug
gesting Russian flanking move
ment. Large reinforcements, It Is
said, have been thrown In by the
Russians. From Berlin, however,
came no suggestion of a reverse.
The Germans, it is said there, are
making steady progress, not only
In the center, but In the north,
driving back the Russians from
the frontier of east Prussia. Un
official advices from the west are
to the effect that Oerman rein
forcements still are being rushed
to the eastern battlefields.
In Belgium the fighting still
drags on In a desultory manner.
Along the Yser attempts at mili
tary activities' have been virtually
abandoned, largely on. account of
the weather. At Brussels the tem
perature Is below freezing and an
unusually severe winter Is feared.
' The kedlve of Egypt.' Abbas
HJlml, who was .reported several,
days ago to havs cait his lot with
the sultan of Turkey, his spiritual
leader, Is said In Paris to toar
Joined ths Turkish forces In Pal
estine preparatory to leading an
Invasion of Egypt.
TEUTON RUSH ON
London Report Intimates that Mus-1
coxites Have Made Successful
Flanking Move Near Lodz. '
GREAT TENSION AT BERLIN
Kaiser's Experts Estimate Number;!
of Russians Engaged in East at
Nine Hundred Thousand.
New School Board
Over Next Steps
Although the newly elected members
of the school board do not take on their
official responsibilities until January,
the problems before them are already
engaging their attention. The first step
will be the organization of the board,
which I assumed will be perfected by th
incoming .eight without consulting the
For the position of president of the
board, the nsme of Hubert Cowell Is
most frequently mentioned along with
that of C. J. Krnst and Dr. D. E. Jenkins.
The new board will also be confronted
at the outset with the question of teach
ers demoted or dismissed without trial,
it la said I'rof. Nathan Ilernsteln will
be reinstated as member of the
high school faculty In order to straighten
the record, although his business en
gagements will prevent lilrn taking up
teaching again. Similarly the friends or
Miss Etegner expect a reopening of her
case and reinstatement with assignment
to a suitable position.
(Continued on Page Two, Column live.)
FREtfCH REPORT AN
Paris Dispatches Vouchsafe Gaining
of an Advantage Over Germans
TRENCHES CLOSE TOGETHER
In Some l'lares (he Positions of the
Allies' and the Teutons Are
Not More Than Thltrr
DECISIVE BATTLE PROBABLY OS!
Russians Announce Gains, but Ber!
lin and Vienna Say the Situa- J
tion is Unchanged.
MORE STORIES FROM THE WEST
Germans Reported Moving 200,000,
Men to the East.
ARTILLERY DUELS CONTINUE
Llht Firing; Alone; Mat In Flanders 1
and France til res Impression j,
that Temporary Trace Una J.
Ien Declared. !
' , r:n;
LONDON, Nov. 21. "The Germaa
attempts to break through the Rus
sian army ln Poland have sustained
a severe check, which, sccording to
present indications. Is likely to havo
decisive consequences for the en
emy," says a dispatch from the
Petrograd correspondent of tha
Times. The message continues:
"The report of the capture of a.
battery northwest of Lods la ex
tremely significant, suggesting tha
probability of a successful Russian
flanking movement ln the direction
of Plotrkow. News was received
last night of the arrival of Russlaa
reinforcements, which probably ac
count for the severest result sus
tained." J ; ..
Btxi-tm. ' ' 1
LONDON, Nov. 2i. Tho corre
spondent in Berlin of the Centra!
News has sent the following dlspatcu
by way of Copenhagen:
"All of Germany Is ln a condition
of extreme tension, awaiting the re
sult of the great battle on the eastern
front. The Russian forces are esti
mated at 900,000 men. The Ger
mans control all the roads to Novo
Georglewsk and Warsaw. The bat
tle centers at Lodz, where the Ger
mans and Austrlans are in an excel
lent position, while new Austrian
forces are advancing from the south.
The Russians are being attacked
from three sides."
PAttlS, Nov. 21. The official 'communi
cation given out ln Paris this afternoon
reads as follows-.
"The day of November , generally
speaking, was similar to the two preced
"ln ilelglum our artillery at Nieuport
secured the advantage over that of the
enemy. From Dlxmude to the south of the
Yprea there was intermittent cannodad
Ing on our part and theirs,
"At llollebeke two attacks of German
Infantry were Immediately repulsed.
"From the Belgian frontier to the Oise
there was nothing to report.
"in the region of the Alsne and in
Champagne the advantage gained by our
batteries over the artillery of the enemy
has become more marked and has pre
vented the Clermans from continuing the
construction of trenches begun by them.
"In the Argonne we blew up certain of
the enemy'a trench.es.
"In the vicinity of Verdun and In the
Vosges we have made progress. At cer
tain points we have established our
trenches at less than thirty' yards from
the German position."
LONDON, Nov. Jl.-The warring armies;
on both battlefrunts seem today to have
come to a pause, as if - an Interval w ere
necessary tor them to solve the new dif
ficulties of their positions, raised by ths
unexpected severity of the first onslaught
In West Flanders reports from many
sources indicate that all the military;
operations have been completely sus
pended, while along the rest of tbe west
ern line only desultory artillery duels
pravent the fronts from giving the Imprest
slon that a truce exists.
A new crop of stories haa arisen that
the Germans are sending heavy guns and,
submarines by rail to Belgium, destined
for the coast, while other reports declare!
that long trains, capable of moving 9)0,000
men, are being prepared to take German
reinforcements to the eastern front. '
Situation In Russian Poland.
lenna and Berlin agree that nothing
decisive has occurred in Poland whtla
Petrograd claims that the German of-
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.i
Little Human Interest Stories of
the Big World War Now Raging
Cholera Turkish Bslnsrk. .
' BATTLE CHEEK, Mich., Nov. 21-The
menace of cholera constitutes a defense
of Turkey against the Russians fully as
formidable as the Turkish armies, ac
cording to Rev. George C Reynolds of
Van, Turkey, before the Medical Mission
ary conference, ,
No Pro-Oerniss Sheets Let In.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 21. Action lias
been taken by the government to stop
the importation into Canada of pro-German
newspapers published ln New Tork.
Three papers are so far on the prohibited
list. By order In council It haa been made
a criminal offense to circulate these pa
pers In Canada or to have them In one's
Hrltlsh Lot in Vienna Hard.
VENICE (via Paris), Nov. 21. The po
lice of Vienna are adopting much more
severe measures against English people
remaining ln that city. During the last
few dsys many Britishers have been ar
rested and Interned, and the rest. Irre
spective of age or sex. are now forbidden
to leave their homes between t o'clock
In the evening and o'clock In the morn
ing. An official announcement states
that these steps . have been taken "in
view of the wretched . situation of Aus
trlans and Hungarians Interned In bel
ligerent states, especially England.'
(anal Moat Be Kentrnl.
PANAMA. Nov. 20. Htrict orders have
been Issued to preserve neutrality
throughout the Panama canal sone. there
after no Information will be given to
anyone relative to the cargoes carried by
the ships using the waterway and enter
ing the terminal ports. These - orders
have resulted partly from the efforts of
local British diplomatic and consulat
agents to learn what ships carried coal
and other probable contraband thiough
the canal for possible transfer at sea to
Three Fret of Snow on Battlefield.
PANAMA. Nov. tl. Strict orders have
following official communication, was is
sued tonight; "In the southern war the
ater there have been partial battles on
our entire front. Our attacks are pro
gressing favorsbiy. Yesterday we cap
tured seven officers an4 6C0 men. T'.:
weather la unfavorable. There Is one
meter (about three feet) of suow on tht
heights; the flat country Is Inundated.
Jews of America j
Organize for Work !
For War Relief
At tho eighth annual meeting of tha
American Jewish committee, recently
held in New York City, Victor Itose
water .editor of The Bee, was re-eloctui
asone of the members for this district.
The committee Is also organixing ait
American Jewish Relief committee to
take In hand relief work for Jewish vlo
time of the war in all the different-countries
of Europe, on which Mr. Rosewatcr
has been asked to serve as one of th)
members from Nebraska. This, commit
tee, which Is made up of 1C0 representa
tives of all parts of the t'nltud States,
is meeting lit New York today to oiau
Ixe, and choose an executive $ mmitteti
of twenty-five through which lis activi
ties are to be prosecuted.
Frank James Near
Death in Missouri
EXCELSIOR WRINGS. Mo., Nov. IL
Frank James, famous as a member of ths
band known as "the James gang" ter
rorizing the southwest during a period
Immediately following the civil war, was
stricken with heart disease and Is in a.
critical conditon totlay. at the James
homestead, line miles from this cit'.
Jaws is -72 years old, .. ' '. .
Powered by Open ONI