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OMAHA, SATURDAY MOHXIXO, PKCEMITOK 11, lOlTi TWENTY PA (IKS.
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WILSON SAYS U. S.
MUST BE RESERYE
President Tells Columbus Chamber
of Commerce No Obstacles
Should Be Put in Way of
has conii;dence in future
Executive Asserts Country Needs
More Vessels to Carry Its
Trade on Sea."
HE IS A "MILITANT DEMOCRAT"
COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 10. Pre
paredness by business men to mobi
lize the resources of the nation as a
measure of national defense was
urged by President Wilson here, to
day In a ringing address before the
Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
His words were given added signifi
cance by the disputes pending be
tween the United States and Austria
The president's address was applauded
ly a nonpartisan audience of l.liiO men.
Including many of the lending officials
ii nd business men of Ohio. While he had
not written It out In advance, ho had
thought it over carefully. Ilia theme was
the Statesmanship of Industry."
The president told the business men
that It was impossible to separate theP2
and life. He declared that the two were
inseparable. The history of business in
the United States, he aaid, was tied
up with the history of the nation.
I nltrri Mates Ned S" Ips.
The need of hlp to carry the com
merce of the nation was dwelt on. Since
the war of 1812, he declared, the United
States has pruposely attended first to
Internal affairs. Some business men, ho
declared, sought foreign trade, but many
The banking and currency law passed
during the present administration was
lauded by the president as a great aid
to foreign commerce. Until it wus pa.u-ed
there '-re hardly any foreign branches
of American banks, he said. He criti
cised the policy of protection. Buslne.t.i.
he declared, should bo efficient, but It
should not be organized tn order to
I, for my pert," he said, "look forward
to the future of American business with
confidence, because It had changed its
point of view."
He opposed the Injection of politics Into
business. He described himself as a
"militant democrat" and added that the
democratlo party wanted to help business-
Repeating; th Idea expressed In hi last
message to 'Congress, the president said
that he believed In liberty of all peoples.
He declared aggressively that as long aa
he was president, Mexico would be al
lowed to choose Us own government.
The president's words were frequently
marked by applause. He .spoke rapidly,
but carefully and used more emphatic
gestures than he usually does.
"I would not entrust the economic
progress of the nation to a few trustees,"
.said the president.
. Reserve Force of World.
The European war, he declared, had
put the United States In a new relation
to the world. This nation will have to
be the reserve force of the world, he as-
"It la Imperative,
tlntd. "that no obs'
therefore." he con-
Dbstacle shall be put in'
the way of American business.
, "Business has been set free by the
new banking law," he added.
He spoke of the opportunities of dem
"I like to think of the boy In the gut
ter," he declared, "who will some day
stand up and speak the voice of Amer
ica." Business, the president declared, should
stand on Its own feet. American business
men should not be afraid to match wits
with any In the world, The typical Amer
ican should be entirely independent. He
added that business men do not need the
help of official Washington as much aa
they think they do. '
"Too many business men," he said,
"run down to Washington and. say. 'It
looks like rain, for God's sake give us
The president mid great applause said
that he believed when the present war Is
over the people of the world will demand
guarantees that peace shall remain.
"If America preserves Its self-posses-
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ISMfi. 114 1U13. 1912.
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:r is 4 4:1
tuna from the normal
Normal temperature 29
Kxceaa for the day 4
Total deficiency since March 1 87
jsormai precipitation 03 Inch
Deficiuncy for the day 01 Inch
Total rainfall since March I... .36.76 Inches
Uf nciencjr since uarcn 1 7 Inches
lM-flclency for cor. period, 114. 3.70 inches
Jjefu lency for cor. period, 1913. 6.11 inches
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Station and fetata Temp. Hiifh- Rain-
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North pialte, cloudy.
Hapid City, clear
t-toua City; snow
V indtsataa trace of pre
U A. WtLKH. Loi
w t urscaater.
DR. DUMBA, EX-AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE
r UNITED STATES, walking on the streets of Berlin, not wor
rying over fact that his home government was requested to
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LEO ANGUS ADMITS
HE KILLED RUDMAN
Ex-Convict is Arrested and Tells
Jack Pszanowski, Old Playmate;
' He Shot Austrian.
SAYS IT WAS NOT A HOLDUP
Leo Angus, 28,' who- not .many
years ago faced a jury ln.'crlnilnaJ
court and received a sentence of life
imprisonment for complicity In a
first degree niurder.once more occu
pies a murderer's cell at police head
quarters. He was arrested at Twenty
fifth and L streets at 3 yesterday
morning by Patrolman John Jack
man of South Side station, and since
he has already confessed, la for
mally charged with the murder of
Carl Rudman, Austrian machinist,
who was shot and killed soon after
Angus has been a fugitive ever since
the second killing, but was caught when
he tried, to engage Clifford Parker,
Acme Livery taxi chauffeur, to drive
him to Fremont. Parker thought the
call was a queer one, especially on ac
count of the hour, and he told Patrol
man Oobs, who happened along a few
minutes later. Goss notified headquar
ters, and was Instructed to have the
taxi driver meet the fare as directed.
Meanwhile, officers from South Side sta
tion were sent to Twenty-fourth and I
where tho traveler said he would meet
the car. When the machine appeared, it
was Angus who stepped from a door
way to meet It.
"I want you," exclaimed Jackman.
"AH right, cappy. I guess you've got
me," briefly answered the murderer.
Playmate of Faanowskl.
Detective Jack Pssanowskl, who in
childhood was a playmate of the mur
derer, and who has been working oa tho
case, went to the South Side to bring him
"I hate to put these on you, Leo,"
sighed the detective as he adjusted the
"You're not afraid of me, are you,
Jack," laughted Angus.
He was first taken to the South Side
hospital, where Charles Carlson, saloon
keeper, wounded by a highwayman lay
at the point of death.
"No, that Is not the man who shot
me," declared Carlson.
The trip uptown in the police auto was
This is pretty tough, old boy," began
Pszanowski, by way of a feeler.
Says Mas lasalted Girl.
"Yes, it Is tough. Jack," agreed Angus.
"I'm a boob all right, and It'll go bad
with me on account of my record, but I
twear to you that It was no stlckup. I
was waiting for a street car with the
girl, a hen this felow and another guy
came along and Insulted the woman. 1
Negro Stabs Wife .
In the Back During
A Family Quarrel
Clarence Hayes, a negro porter, shortly
afternoon, several times stabbed Mrs.
Maud Hayes, his wife, at their home, 2510
Cumins street. Inflicting wounds which,
it was said by physicians', will be fatal.
Mrs. Hayes received many wounds,
having been cut and slashed In a fearful
manner. Hayes accused her of miscon
duct when he went home at noon, ac
cording to Information furnished to the
police, and after a quarrel attacked her
with a knife. He is employed as porter
by the Yates Drug company.
It was said at a hospital where Mrs.
Hayes was taken that she will probably
Hayes escaped and police were search'
Ins; for him during the afternoon.
HIKE FROM CANADA
j of this request from the American gov
Homesteaders from the States An-ternment are not at hand; neither la it
ticinatri Conscription and" Are I known on what grounds America came
Leaving by Trainloads.
MANY PASS THEOUGH OMAHA
Tounc riieV who ' weni from tha
United States to homestead In Can
ada are now leaving- the .Dominion
by the trainload In order to avoid
military duty, according to state
ments made by a number who have
passed through Omaha recently.
Joe Mlk, trainmaster at the Bur
lington depot; Station Master Simp
son at the Union depot and Police
Cf fleers, Vanderford and Jensen, at
the two depots, say they have talked
to a number of the Canadian refu
gees within the last week. They
were told of the . great exodus of
homesteaders, mostly from the states
originally, who are getting out of the
Dominion before they are forced to
go to war.
M. Jesse, one of the men who left
Canada In order to avoid military ser
vice, secured the aid of Joe Mlk In hav
lng his Canadian money changed to
United States currency. He came from
a farm In (Saskatchewan, and was going
to Ouray, Colo., to stay with a brother
until the war is over.
S6me ETfi Walk.
"Some of the homesteaders from the
United States are leaving .so hurriedly
that they do not malt long enough to
dispose of their farms, or even straighten
out their business Interests." Jesse told
Mlk. "Some even walk across the bor
der for fear of being refuse permission
to leave the Dominion.
"Everybody leaving Canada Is closely
questioned at the border, and some are
not allowed to leave. . Many buy round
trip tickets to St. Paul and aav thev
are Just coming to the states to visit, in
order to allay suspicions that they are
leaving Canada for good.
Figr&t or Ran.
It looks aa If It U a case of fiht ,
run. and the young men from the states
would rather run than fight for Great
cniain. it looks to them as if Britain
was losing, and they have no de.ir. ,
When the war broke out. they were
told that If they would stay and raise
grain for tha allies, that was all that
would be expected of tbem. but It la
now beginning to look aa If conscription
In Britain and Canada would soon be
resorted to. In order to keep armies In
"Throughout Canada, posters are dis
played demanding men for the army, and
press dispatches Indicate that conscrip
tion is only a short time off."
Besides the Canadian homesteaders go
ing through Omaha, there are a number
of former Omaha boys spending the
winter here, who left their homesteads
because they were young and unmarried
and were not willing to take up arms
when the expected call should come.
They went to Canada to become farm
ers, not eoldlers they assert. One of
these Is Hart Jenks, son of lie v. Edwin
Hart Jenks of the First Presbyterian
church. Chester, another son of Rev.
Mr. Jenks. Is still In Alberta, and does
not expect to have to enter the army.
as lie IS married,
BILLS FOR GOVERNMENT
WASHINGTON. Dec. W.-Hllla for nn
tJl.OtlO.Otn government armor plate factory
were introduced in both bouses of con
gress today by Chairman Tillman of the
senate naval committee and Represents
Uve Tavenner of Illinois.
Emperor William Personally With
draws Boy-Ed and Fapen, and
in Same Manner Requests
LANSING GIVES OUT NEWS
American Reply Regards Reason for
Action Has Been Satis
factory. AMBASSADOR WON'T TALK
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. Km
peror William has personally with
drawn Captains Iloy-Kd and von
Papen, the naval and military at
taches of the German embassy here,
and has made a personal request that
the United States secure safe con
duct for them and their successors.
This was formally announced late
today by Secretary Lansing.
WASHINGTON. Dec. lO.-Count Voii
Bernstorff, the Uermau ambassador, lute
today Informed Secretary Lansing that
Captain Boy-Kd and Captain Von I'apcn.
naval and military attaches, respectively,
of the embassy, had been recalled in ac
cordance with the request of the United
States. He asked that safe conduct home
bo obtained for the officers.
Tho ambassador said the American re
ply to Germany's request for tho reasons
for asking the recalls had been satisfac
tory. After leaving Secretary Lansimr
the count refused to make any statement.
It was made plain that the recall of Iho
attaches was perfectly satisfactory to
Emperor William, who handled the case
Berlin Hears of It.
LONDON. Dec. 10. The first announce
ment In Germany that the American gov
ernment has requested the recall of the
German attaches at Washington, Captain
Boy-Ed and Captain von Papen, appeared
today In the newspapers in the form of
an official announcement.
This announcement, as given In a dls-
! pat"h fmm Amsterdam to the Exchange
I Telegraph company says that "details
to this conclusion."
This announcement was made after
conferences had been held by the for
eign, war and marina ministerial.
NeJersey Silk Mills
in Need of Logwood
WASHINGTON, Dec. lO.-Headed by '
Senator Hughes, Paterson, N. J., silk
manufacturers today visited the State
department and asked that representa
tations be made to England to removo
tha embargo which forbids shipments of
log wood from Its West Indian posses
sions except to British ports.
The manufacturers said that If the em-
I uargo 19 an nmovni, mo Dig sua mill I
at Paterson probably will have to shut
down within three months for lack of
More than 40,000 workmen would be af
fected. Cotton Crop Eleven
WASHINGTON, Deo. 10.-Tht year's
cotton drop, finally estimated today, Is
11.161,000, equivalent to 600-pound bales, ex
clusive of llnters, the Department of
The National Capital
Friday, December 10, 1918.
Met at noon.
Senator Robinson Introduced a bill for
a commission to carry out President Wil
son's plan of Investigating transportation
Chairman Overman of the lobby com
mittee reintroduced a bill requiring regis
tration of legislative agents.
lie ports of investigations by the Inter
state Commerce commission on various
resolutions were submitted.
The coal, oil and gas land leasing bill
was sent to the lands commission over
the objection of ita author, Senator
Kenator Hoke Smith proposed In a reso
lution that the senate Investigate British
Interference with neutral commeme.
Senator Cummins proposed apiiolntment
of a committee to Investigate the feasi
bility of government manufacture of
munitions of war.
Resolution by which congress would
more clearly define neutrality and call
iion officials to vigorously enforce In
troduced br Senator Curtis.
Senator Xxxige proposed senatorial In-
vestlaatlon of bomb Plots and submarine
attacks on various American and other
Adjourned at 4 06 to noon Monday.
Met at noon.
Remained In session twenty minutes
and then adjourned until noon next Tues
day, to give more time for committee
rtoreaenta.tlve Harrison of Mississippi
Introduced a bill to appropriate $2.ui.Oi0
for eradication of citrus fruit canker.
Do It Now
Prepare your lists of
purchases and range
of prices in advance
at home from the
in The Dee
Too Many Cooks
GEE : I
WAS THE COOK
ASKS INQUIRY INTO
Senator Lodge, in Address, Says
Lives Worth More Than Dollars,
Children More Than Cotton.
TO AMEND SMITH RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Senator-
lal Investigation of t6mb 'plots and
other unneutral acta by citizens of
tha United States and Inquiries into
the law and farts In the attacks upon
the steamers Gtilfllght, Falaba, Lusl
tanla, Arublc, Ancona, Hesperian and
Petrollto was proposed In the senate
today by Senator Lodge.
Senator Lodge's proposal was sub
mitted as an amendment to a reso
lution by Senator Hoke Smith asking
investigation of British Interference
with neutral trade. Senator Lodgo
declared It was far more Important
that America should extend protec
tion and security to American citi
zens than to American property.
Senator iSnilth's resolution and Senator
Ixidge's amendment were referred to the
foreign relations committee.
Lives Worth More Than Hollars.
"American llvos are more Important
than American dollars," said Senator
Lodge. "The body of an innocent child,
the victim of an unarmed vessel, float
ing on the waters la a far more poignant
and tragic spectacle than an unsold bale
The ljdKO resolution would have the
committee investigate and report on the
law and facts "referred to by the presi
dent of the Cnlted Htates In his annual
message when ha said, referring to cer
tain persons: 'They have rormen puns
to destroy property, they have entered
Into conspiracies against tho neutrality
of the government, they have sought to
r,r i,,i,i verv confidential transactions of
the government In order to .serve inter
ests alien to our own.' "
Senator Smith's Ilrsolulloa.
Senator Hoke m!th of Georgia, in an
address In the senate earlier In the day,
called upon congress to Insist that Great
llritaln cease Interference with neutral
commerco. He declared that protests by
the American State department had been
met by Increased lawlessness and tramp
ling upon neutral rights.
Frat Members Barred
from High Schools
of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Pec. 10,-More
than 100 studonts. mostly girls, found the
doors of Ban Francisco High schools
closed against them today because of
their membership In secret societies.
Principals at the various schools ordered
them out yesterday and there was soma
weeping, but the offenders braced up
later and some had a theater parlyV Re
cently the Hoard of Education decldJd to
withhold diplomas from all students who
were members of high school secret so
cieties. An Investigation Is In progress
to ascertain what others belong to them.
Tribesmen Kill Six
BERLIN. Dec. 10 (By Win-less to
Hay ville.) Reports from t'oimtiintinople
ay tlist well organised Seiiu.sl tribes
men and TrlKilit;iiis have ocniied tho
whole Vila) el of TrlKll. Tho Senussl
forces also entered Kaaasrt, where they
are reported to have routed the Italians.
The Italians are said to have lost C.OuO
men killed and to hav abandoned a
large quantity of anna and ammunition.
FOUR BLANK SHOTS
French Officer Who Boarded Ameri
can Ship Says Haa Orders to Take
Oermani After Deo. 18.
FOUR OF CREW ARE TAKEN
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Deo. 10.
. Four blank Jihota anf two solid ahots
were tired by tha French crulBer Dps-
cartes In holding up the .American
steamship Cosmo yesterday.
A French lieutenant who boarded
the Cosmo said orders have been
given to take all subjects of Ger
many and Ita allies from ships' crews
beginning December 8, and to take
all such persona from among tha
passengers after December IB.
Prod ares PaseasTr List.
After tha six shots had been fired and
the Coamo had stopped a small boat put
out from the cruiser with the lieutenant
and his men. On board the Coamo the
lieutenant demanded that Captain Bar
bour produce lists of the passengers and
The passengers were alarmed and ran
from tha staterooms In their night
clothes. Captain Harbour asked why the
Descartes had not Waited until morning
to stop the Coamo, so as to avoid alarm
ing the passengers. The lieutenant re
plied he feared tha steamship would
have reaohed port.
The captain protested against tha action
of the lieutenant In taking off tha our
German firemen, saying his vessel never
had been boarded before. The lieutenant
then informed him of the orders he said
had been Issued.
The German firemen were paid off be
fore being taken from the Coamo and
the passengers gathered on tha deck to
wish them good luck.
'The American steamer Carolina sailed
from this port on Wednesday afternoon I
and la due In New York on Monday. It
was not klnown here that Chief Steward
8c ha ad a of tha Carolina had been taken
off until the arrival of the Coamo.
Pretest la Probable.
WASHINGTON. Doc. 10.-Th State de
partment today still was without offi
cial report of the action or the French
cruiser Descartes In holding up the
American steamships Coamo and Caro
lina.' It was said that If the Coamo was
fired upon the gravity of the situation
was materially Increased. Inquiries for
details have been dltspatched to Europe
and to Pdrto Rico.
The action of holding up the Coamo
Is contrary to the principles for which
the United States has contended and If
official reports corroborate press reports,
the entire matter probably will become
the subject of diplomatic protest.
News dispatches were taken In offi
cial circles to mean that Great Britain
and Franca had engaged upon a policy
of clearing the seas of every enemy sub
Cotton Crop Worth
Eight Millions More
Than of Last Year
WASHINGTON. Deo. 10. The 115 cot
ton crop amounts to (.89.688,000 pounds.
exclusive of llnters. and Is equivalent to
11,161,000. 500-pound bales, the Department
of Agriculture announced today In Ita
final estimate of the season.
That la l.SOO.OuO.000 pounds less than last
year's record crop. The value of the lint
this season, however. Is approximately
fTS.ouu.Oi) more than lant year's great
crop, t'otton was being sold by farmers
on December 1 at 113 cents a pound
while last year on that date they were
getting t.t cants a pound. At the high
price this year the crop la worth, aooa.-
KO.Ouo. while last year's lint was worth
ISlars Are Making a Violent At
tempt to Drive the Anglo
French Forces from
BATTLE IS NEAR A CLIMAX
Outcome Will Determine in Great
Measure Immediate Future of
Entente in Balkans.
I GREAT ANXIETY IN ENGLAND
LONDON, Dec. 10. Tne Bulgar
ians, heavily reinforced and well sup
ported by artillery, are renewing vio
lently their attack upon the Franco
Hrltish forces In Macedonia. . Their
arsault has gone through the prelim
inary stages and Is now approaching
the climax of Intensity.
Although pursuit of the Jerhlana
still continues, It la apparent from
the proportions which tha ' Mace
donian conflict is assuming that the
major part of the Bulgarian army
lias diverted Ita attention to the al
lies. The outcome of the battle now
In progress Is awaited with great
anxiety in England, as it W kfoter-
nilne in great measure th
future for the entente r
Tha numerical super
garlan forces already
strated In the Initial
British. Grave doubta ,
aa to tha ability of the British,
repel the Increasing momentum Jfyrv.
Bulgarian attack. There Is no indication,
however, that the British Or French have
yet found it necessary to withdraw fur
ther than the positions mentioned In re
rent official communications. With the
Bulgarians In their positions at Demlr
Kapu and advancing west of the Vardar
in the neighborhood of Pctrovo, south of
Rtrumltaa station the French wedge tn
Macedonia Is threatened from both sides.
The r.llled retreat toward the Greek
border thus far has been accomplished
In good order without serious losses.
Moateaearlaa Pattlaa Us Fight.
Resistance of tha Montenegrins has
tost nothing of Its stubbornness and the
plight of the Berbtans fleeing Into Al
bania Is said to be growing leas serious.
But military affairs in these sections hart
became . of comparatively small impor
tance ami have little bearing en tha
main Situation, which, sine tha Serbian
retreat, has shifted southward.
Hard fighting continue on the western
front, where the Germans have been
compelled to relinquish all but a small
part of the advanced trenches captured
by them east of Butte do Soualn. There
have been no Important developments on
the other fronts.
Germany and Austria
Deny Exerting Any
Pressure on Greece
VIENNA, By Courier to Berlin. Deo.
.(Via London, Deo. 19.) It la author
itatively mated her that the central
powers have brought no pressure what-
iever to bear on ureece. The view is
j held that the position of Greece la highly
difficult and that the Greek government
In endeavoring to preserve not only neu
trality, but complete independence. The
position la taken here that pressure on
Greece would be useless so long as the
Athens government Is able to assert Its
The Interest of the central powers. It
Is stated. Is merely that Greece ahall re
main neutral. Considering that the Greek
government Itself sees that It is for the
welfare of the Hellenic people to remain
neutral, the central powers. It Is as
serted, have no occasion to bring pres
sure to bear in Athena.
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