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THF, MKK: OMAHA. FRIDAY, DKCKMHKU '24, 1JU5.
iOENIG IS CHARGED
Hamburg-American Employe and
Another Man Indicted for Alleged
Plot to Blow Up Canal.
EDMTTND JUSTICE 13 ALSO HELD
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. Indict
(r ents were returned today charging
Paul Koenlg. chief detective of the
Hamburg-American line, and Rich
ard Emll Levendecker, an antique
dealer, with conspiring to dynamite
the Welland canal. Edmund Jus
tice, a Hamburg-American line
watchman, waa alio Indicted with
Koenlg on charges of conspiring to
secure military Information for the
Indictment ajralnirt Kocnl sni
Leyendecker charge them with coniflrln
to "set on foot In the United Ftslrs a
military enterprise against the Dominion
The Indictment set forth that a part
of thla alleged conspiracy vn to destroy
with dynamite or other mnn the Wei
land canal, trading from Tort Colhorne
on Ik Erie to Port Dilhousle on Lake
At a part of the plot to destroy the
canal, the Indictment allege Koetilx and
Leyendecker planned to secure employ
ment for their agents In various factorlt-s
and mills adjacent to the canal.
Hrttamar Admit flarlasr .
Mas Brettuntr,' under Indictment with
Kber Far, Dr. Herbert Klencle, Wallr
Bchcli and I'aal Uaeche on charge of
eonaplring to blow up munition ehlp
leaving thla country, today admitted
through hie attorney, John B. Htanch
fleld, that ha bought toO pound of chlor
ate of potaoh for Fay. The admission
waa made when Mr. Btanrhfield move.l
for a separate trial for Breltuna.
Breltftina; purchased tha potash, one
of tha chief components In certain form
of explosives, at Fay's request, Mr.
Btanchfteld said, and In so doing, acted
la good faith and waa entirely Innocent
of any plan to destroy shlpa. Decision
on the motion waa put over till January
a, when decisions on similar motlona by
two of the other defendants will be
William McCulley, whose nam was
first given as Robert McCauley, and,
who waa taken to polio hsadquaters at
the request of Department of Justice
officials. Investigating tb plot to dyna
mite the Wslland Canal, waa released
today after having been questioned by
'Although McCulley admitted having
known Paul Koenlg, chief of the Hamburg-American
Una detectives, wbo Is
accused by the govermenht of having
formulated tha Wetland canal plot, for
flvo years and having reoently been
In his employ as a "trailer," federal
officials said there was nothing to war
rant holding tha man.
Declares Germany ,
Crushed So Tar, as
Trade is Concerned
lONDON. Deo. H-"Aa far aa com
merce la concerned. Oermany la a beaten
nation, , aad It Is for ua to see that It
does not revive," Walter Bunclman,
president of tha Hoard of Trade, told the
House of Commons this afternoon In re
viewing tha atepa taken by the board for
tha reorganisation of Urltlsh Industries
after the war.
Enumerating the name of subjects
which tha Board of Trade was specially
Investigating, among them being German
eontrol of oil fields In Kurope, Mr. Hunol
man remarked that thla raw material
waa of such vital' Interest to Orcat
Britain that the board was) taking special
step to see how much of tha German
control of this product could be trans
ferred to Great Britain so that In let
ter's Interest would b safeguarded.
Continuing, he aald,:
"Germany's trad In South America
and tha east has received a serious blow
and it I the duty of tha board to se
that our business men have every ad'
Mr. Bunclman aald there was no basis
for the reported belief on the continent
that Great Drltatn In thus looking ahead
was inclined to think of the return of Ita
commercial prosperity rather than of
"throwing ourselves heart and soul Into
the attainment of the main object.
Judge A. J. Seay,
Early Governor of
Oklahoma, is Dead
IX) NO BEACH. Cal.. Dec! 3. -Judge A.
J. Seay, formerly territorial governor of
Oklahoma, died at hla horn her late
last night. 11 waa tt years old.
Judge Seay wa appo'nted territorial
governor of JJklahoma in J8!g and ervd
a term tf two years. During tne p.
reding two years he waa supreme Judg
of the territory of Oklahoma.
Judge Seay served a term aa judge of
Jh circuit court of appeals of the east
ern district of Missouri, beginning his
duties In 1SSX.
. Ha was born In Amhsrst county, Vir
ginia. Ha cime to Uong Beach about
three years ago. He waa not married.
1 Cal da Caasa Heaaaeh waa srrla.
laxatlv Bromo Qulnln removes th
causa. Remember to call for full name.
Iook for slgnatur of K. W. Grove. He.
Earnings Gain Two
Millions in Month
NEW YORK. Dec. n An enormous In
Icreoa of S'.Wtf.SM n nit earning re
porud by th Southern aclflc Hallway
I company for th month of November Is
th largest gain fur any on month In
;th company s history. Grose earning
Increased PX.90, with an tncreasu of
' 7ZT In operating expenses.
Pile ( are la ; fa 14 "
!' Druggist refund money of Paso Oint
ment falls to cur Itching, blind, bleed nf
' or protruding pile. First application
give relief. 60c. Advertisement.
( alaaibla t.ela t area L4
NKW. YORK. Dec . Coluinlils
cored a big lead in ths intf rcnlUgiat
Imos tournament by defeating Harvard
I y a scor of four amirs to uiw. In the
tmand round tmlay. olurrtt! tutal U
now Mini ix, li.la. Pt lii emu UWraled
j ule tuour iif I to I, gaining a I jI
i I . po.i.t cl.iuioia pia the ltc
,l n ' 1 '"" "
I f ... '',jaum iwilyi 11 l imit ; I i
iiwiFiiFwna j f
leading truck to take sacks of Christ
Base Defamation of German Jews by
Tagrs Zeitung Provokes Tart
Retort from Tageblatt.
MINOR NOBILITY IS BLAMED
BERLIN, Dec. 23. (Via Lon
don.) Antl-scmltism, an Issue
which has been almost dead since
the beginning of war, has been re
vived this week by the Tages Zoltung
and other newspapers. In conse
Quenee a controversy which may be
described as almost bitter has
broken out between papers of the
Tages Zeitung stamp on the one
hand and those like the Tagoblatt,
which adopted a liberal attitude In
regard to the Jewish question, on
Liberals Reseat Movemes.
The more liberal papers resent In
tensely every anti-Jewish movement,
particularly aa it Is asserted German
Jews have borne their share of the
war's burdens liberally and are
doing their utmost for the tather-
Uhd in both a military and in an
economic sense. '
The present revival of lh antl-semltir
movement began with a savage attack
In tha Taaa Zeitung against Eugene
Dietrich of Jena, who had accused "a
Berlin newspaper" Inferentlally " the
Tages Zeitung of being anti-Jewish. The
latter denied It waa tha newspaper at
tacked and further roused Jewish feeling
by putting tha blame on still another
Th Tageblatt entered th controversy.
calling the Tages acitung utterance
bbse defamation of German Jews,
many of whom died lor tne latneriana
after voluntarily joining th army In
which they wero notably different from
certain antl-semltlo nationalist typewriter
heroes, who have not lived up to the war
propaganda they preached for years.'
Theodor Wolff of th Tageblatt. who
la pcrhapa th most prominent editor of
Germany, declares that notwithstanding
the recent revtval of antt-scmttlam the
feeling against Jews In Germany la grad
ually on th wan, existing now her to
a great extent except possibly among the
"I am glad to b able to aay ther la
absolutely no antl-Jewlsh movement In
government circles or In tb high no
blUty," Mr. .Wolff aald. "Tha Jew now has
equal rlghta In the army and may become
aa officer along with a Christian. In
virtually all atrata the Jew la found Inter
mingled with all others.
"It la only among th minor nobility
that the Jew la still unwelcome on ac
count of the fact that ha Is able to out
strip .his competitors, who are jealous Of
him. But do not forgat ther are notable
exceptions In this class fin example of
Germans, who ar too broad to be antl-
Jewlsh or anti-anythlng. A few German
ncwnH'rs which represent thla class of
tho minor nobility, such as th Tages
Krllung and tli Tagellchf IVundschau, are
naturally antl-Jewlsh, but their agitation
la becoming less effectl v each month. 1
look for eventual liberty for Jews In Ger
many auch aa exists in America today,"
Mrs. Uvara Smith.
KKAB.NKY. Neb.. Dec. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. George tfmlth, aged 70.
and a resident of Kearney for twenty
ftv years, died here early this morning
from heart trouble, after a short Illness.
Kh had long been prominent In social
and church affair. th was a native
of Knglanu, and leaves a husband, two
sons and two daughters. "Th sou me
prominent business men of thla city.
HASTINGS. Neb.. " Dec. .-(SpocUl
Ttlt'garm.)-WUJlam Hcffron. hostler at
Inglcaide aiig ouu ' of t best known
tiorsvmen In th slat, for a Ion: tlm
proprietor uf a livery stable here, died
today following an operation yesterday
for bladder trouble.
Mrs. L. fc. Alee
KlxlAR. Neb., Iec. 23. (Special. )
Mr. 1.. K. Aloe, died at her home In
KJgar yestrrday cvvtiliig of Bright s
c!tfase. rib leaves a eon. Raymond. Her
husband having died thirty ears ago,
Heavy lu la, Karat Ft re.
P1KKKK. 8. D-. Dec. tt-tpaiisJ Tel
egram. -A heavy loss of property and a
hard fight to sav farm buildings, oc
curred northeast of this city last night
when a general telephone caU for liolp
aroused th country and took out several
automobile loads from tills city. Over
loo tons of hay waa burned lI th Hodo
val farin, and as much mora for R. Bagby
wlin other incurring (mailer losses bo,
for UU fire was broughtj under control
Good Things from Municipal Xmas Tree
nnia choer to Hie poor families of Omaha.
MAY CROSS LINE
(Continued from Tage One.)
amounted to only one-ti.lnl as many, ac
cording to the statement.
In a magasine on the Golden Horn a
(liianflty of dynamite exploded. Five
soldiers and ten civilians were killed and
a number of civilians were wounded. One
house was burned.
The Golden Horn la a northern Inlet of
the Bosphorus. separating tho main part
of Constantinople from Galala and Pera.
brrmtn official Heimrt.
BKllIJN (Via Iondon), Dec. 23.-The
war office announced today that the sum
mit of Harmana-Wellerkopf. captured
earlier In the week by the French, had
been gained by the Germans.
The text of the statement follows:
"Western theater of war: During hot
fighting yesterday a brave regiment of
th kl'd Iindwehr brigade recaptured th
summit of Hartmana-Wetlerkopf. The
enemy suffered extraordinarily severe
losses and left twenty-three officers and
1.M0 men In our hands. We are now busy
clearing some portions of a trench on
tha northern slope which Is still occupied
by the French.
"Th figure given In th French report
of yesterday evening regarding the fight
ing around Hartmana-Wellerkopf on the
list Inst, are exaggerated by at least one
half. Our total losses. Including all the
killed, wounded and missing, so fsr as
at present ascertained, amount to 1,100
'There Is nothing to report from the
eastern and Balkan theaters."
Frearh Official Report. ,
FABIS, Dec. 2S. The following com
munication was given out at the war
office this afternoon:
"The night was relatively calm over
the whole front To the south of Arras
In the vicinity of Beauralns our artil
lery kept up its destructive fire against
the positions of the enemy. In Cham
panno there was fighting at close quarters
with hand grenadea to the east of Na
varln Farm and In tha section of Hill
"In th Vosge at Hartmanns-Well-erkopf,
th situation Is unchanged on
our left. Our rmht continued to make
(Continued from Page On.)
arranging to forward them to their des
tinations. ' On the passenger Ust war
flfty-on men, fifty-four women and fif
teen children, most of whom wr Brit
Th agents In their report aay further:
'The passengers express great admira
tion for the skill r th captain and
offlcera and for discipline of crew. Per
fect order was maintained during th
disembarkation which was carried out
with th greatest promptitude."
Ideality of American.
IX1NDON. Dec. .-W. J. Igh la an
American cltlien. born In China. Hi
father wa a California!!.
Mr. Ielch has stnt most of his life
In China, but h recently haa lived In
England. H waa returning to China on
the Yasaka Maru to take a position with
a business house, ills family Is In Lon
don. Mrs. DeUh has received a oabl
mesaag saying her Innlmnj la safe.
bhlB Slaks Halrkly.
TOKIO, Dec, . New t.f the sinking
of th Yasaka Maru reaihed Toklo to
day and caused great excitement. Th
advices received here say that tha
steamship - waa sunk by a submarine
near Port Said. Adt e ie elved by the
Nippon Yusen Haiaha. Hate that the
Yasaka Maru was torpedoed without
warning and that It sank In 49 minutes.
This occurred th afternoon of Tuesday
anJ It waa midnight when th passe n
uers and crew were rmcued by th
AVOCA. Nb., Dec. :3.- Special.) Mr.
Reuben C. Johnston and Mm Lydla M
Lowrey, both well known young poople
living near imnoar. went uiuted in niar-
tl ik at th horn of the hriJe s parents,
Mr. and Mr. William Dowrey, near Dun
bur. on Wednesday.
Those who breakfast at t o'clock or
later, lunch at 1! and have dinner at
ar almost certain to be troubled with
Indigestion. They do not allow tint for
on meal to digest before taking another
Sot less than flv hours should slaps
between meals. If you ar troubled
with Indigestion correct your habit and
tsk Chamberlain's Tablets, and you may
reasonably hop for a quirk recovery
Thee tablet strengthen th stomach and
enable It to perform It functions natu
rally. Obtalnbl everywhere. Advar-
BORDEN TALKS TO PILGRIMS
Premier Says Relations Between
United States and Canada Were
FOUNDED ON SINCERE GOODWILL
NEW YORK, Dec. 23 -81r Robert Laird
Borden, Canadian premier. In an address
before the Pilgrims society In New York
at luncheon today, declared his belief that
relations between Canada and the United
States "were never more firmly founded
on true understanding and sincere good
will, than at present."
He referred to the relations between ,
Canada and the mother country as "never
so closely united in Ideal, inspiration and
effort as at the rresent time." He re-
ferred to nearly 4,000 miles of unguarded ,
boundary between Canada and this coun-
try as evidence of friendly relations.
"During the last half century or more j
these relations have on the whole been in- i
Umate and friendly; during the last twenty-five
years they have steadily improved,
and I believe they were never more firmly
founded on true understanding and sin-'
cere good will, than at present," were his
sentiments of the relations between tho.
Dominion government and the states. And
In that connection he added, "I beg you to
cosider what might have been spared to
humanity during th last fourteen months
and In many months to come. If such ex-1
amplea had been followed." i
Bertsche and i
James Ryan Givonr I
Liberty by Governor,
RPRINOrTELD, 111.. Dec. Ti. Governor' '
Dunne today freed by commutation of ;
sentence "Barney" Bertsche and Jme. ,
Ryan, whose testimony recently con- !
victed former Chief of Detectives Hal pin
md other Chicago police grafters.
Bertsche and Ryan received indeter
minate sentences on the Indictments for
alleged swindles, which were said to have
profited the police aa well as themselves.
Todays action was in sccoidance with a
recommendition of the State Board of
rardons and fulfills a promise of im
munity given the pair In exchange for
Ryan la a clairvoyant swindler by his
own testimony. Bertsche testified he
was a go-between In tne payment of
money to the police by the "clairvoyant
Revolt in India is
BI3RLIN f1a Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J.) The Hamburger Fremdenblatt
today printed a Constantinople dispatch,
"The revolutionary movement In India
lately ha assumed large dimensions.
The British authorities have been unable
to suppress It desptt most energetic
measures. Qreat bitterness prevails among
the native troops,, battalion after bat
talion deserting and Joining the insur
gents. Native troopa which were orderd
to attack th Insurgents mutinied and at
tacked the British."
Boom for Fairbanks
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 23.-Slxty
out of th ninety-two counties of Indiana
hav aent In petitions asking that th
nam of Charles W. Fslrbanks be placed
on th ballots for the primary next
March for tha preferential vote for the
republican nomination for president, ac
cording to a statement made today by
U W. Henly, secretary of th republican
stat onmmltte. The primary law re
quires that th petition be filed not later
than January 7. 191&
The Best Bargains
In Men's and l ediee' Clothing, HaXa,
Cape, Furnishings and hhoea
For the whole family at.
iiMis nona ioui .Btv
)Sa.ho$peco. fi? 1
-w IBIS-IB Dong. yTu B
Primate of Belgium Writes' Letter
of Appreciation of Work of
Americans for Belgium.
MANNER OF GIVING IS FINE
LONDON', Dec. 23. Cardinal
Merrier, primate of Holgium has ad
dressed the following letter to Her
bert C. Hoover, chairman of the
American committee for relief in
"I understand you have so kindly
addressed a new appeal to the gen
erosity of your countrymen to pro
vide clothing for our so painfully
destitute people. 1 confess I had
much preferred to shake hands with
my American brothers in token of
thankfulness for what they already
have done than that we should again
stretch to them the open hand to beg
"Your country has already done
much for u; It has given us much In
food nnd. above all in personal co-operation
for our economic rehabilitation; It
bring us this help with such a moving
and complete spontane ty that we have
long desired to convey to your people a
full expression of gratitude, untarnished
by renewed appeals to their gerenoua Im
pulses. But you yourself, dear friend.
Invoke us to appease our scrup'es and.
therefore. I knowing better than anyone
the destitution of our Belgian people
should feel myself trsltor to my duty
as their pastor If, through an exaggerated
feeling of national pride, I should refrain
from also pleading for those who are
"Only yesterday tears arose In my eyes
crossing the street In Mallnes, I
party of strong, honest working-
stooping heads, their eyes
fixed on new
clogs. These were men
habituated to the support of wives and
children through their wn labor, but
The Last Day Before Christmas
Will find this store still the store of enjoyable Christmas
shopping just as it has been during these many busy weeks.
Stocks are varied and interesting and offer exceptional oppor
tunities to select last minute gifts with care.
The Fur Shop
V Moderate Pricings
Dinning' 60c qq
Store Ready for the
Few store have such a complete)
variety of dainty handkerchiefs.
Assortments are still exceptional.
Your gift IM ran he filled here In
a few minute with the greatest of
pleasure and sAtiafactlon.
Handkerchiefs, with dainty de
signs emhrolderexd in the corners,
for 13c, 25c, 36c and SOc.
Boxes of three for OOc and f l.OO.
Initial handkerchiefs for OOc,
9 l.OO, l.SO and 2.00 a box.
Children' handkerchiefs. In
are delightfully dainty and
acceptable as gifts. These
Italian silk vests come in
white and pink, priced to
suit every purse.
Are ideal gifts A choice
Ribbon Novelties 5
Hand-made Klblmn Flowers, In
fancy boxes. We have roaea, rlo
l4a, aweet peas, orchid and mors,
tVat hanger. In pink, turquoise
blue, yellow and lavender.
Corset rovers made of fancy rib
bons, ut together with lace Inner,
lion and shoulder straps of ribbon.
had been for fifteen months without
work. The last of their savings are ex
hausted. Their shoes were worn out and
the relief committee had distributed
among them some clogs with th Injunc
tion to use the leather rags from the
worn-out . shoes as linings to keep their
feet fronv dampness.
Maaaer 'of Ulvlnar Appreciated.
"Toil Americans, who prise highly the
value of labor and so possess the natural
Impulse of earning comfort and success
by your own exertions, will well under
stand the mental- suffering of noble
souls fvrced to depend upon charity.
Therefore, you also know how to hide
your liberalities under anonymous veils
and how to distribute them through
hands as delicate as they are discreet.
Interpreter of the feelings of the Belgian
population, we thank you as much and
more for your way of giving than for the
gifts themselves. May I add that one of
the greatest benefits for which we shall
feel eternally Indebted to the American
people will be the fixing on America of
the admiring attention of the Belgians.
The Belgian people have learned to know
you well, to look at you In a beautiful
light, to feel to some extent what they
would gain In following your footsteps.
Wtl Imitate American Vlrtaea.
"When the hour of reconstruction
comes we will invoke them to keep their
ee on your great land of recunoating
Initiatives; your land of ambition for
comfort not thiough covetousness of other
people's wealth, but through tenacious
will to Individual endeavor with a Pa
triotism that Ignores civil discord and
draws Its strength from a collective love
for national progress; yes. we will In
voke our people to imitate your high
virtues and we are- confident that our
benefactors will find In this spreading of
their own moral Influence tholr
"Fleas accept, dear friend, the expres
sion of my high esteem and devoted
(Signed) "CARDINAL, MERCIER,
"Archbishop of Malines."
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. Special Tele
gram.) Postofflce st Dome, Sioux coun
ty. Neb., discontinued; mall to Morrill
Instead of Cape Mir.
Mrs. Stella 8. MaGIll appointed post
master Mandel, Albanv county, Wyo.,
vice John O. Steffey, resigned.
The Fashion GenW of He Middle
! Esb Wished 1886.1
To Please the Men Folks
Choose Gifts that are Useful
To those who want to give
presents that really show their
worth, let us suggest our Bath
Robes, Silk Shirts, Silk Pa
jamas, Linen Handkerchiefs,
Silk Hose, Reefers (knitted or
silk), Umbrellas, Sweaters,
Golf Jackets. Each gift will
be packed in a Christmas box
Our Dollar List
A Pair of Suspenders
An Initialed Belt
A Sale of Real Scalloped
Madeira Lunch Sets
$6.75 Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -$7.50
Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -$8.75
Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -$10.00
Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -$12.00
Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -$13.50
Madeira Lunch Sets, Friday -
When you have decided on
gloves, but do not know the
preferred style, color or
ske, buy a certificate, issued
for one or any number of
pairs, at any price. Redeem
able any time for full face
Glove SectionMain Floor.
A dainty piece or (wo added to
your list will be very acceptable
to any woman
Flat Dutch Collars.
Vesta of Crepe and Net.
Fichus of Net and ClUffoo.
Feather and Fur Boas.
1HEY DIE OF GRIP
Death Rate So High, that Health
Commissioner Issues a Public
MUST KEEP OUT OF CROWDS
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 23. The
death rate from the epidimic of la
grip now sewep'ng the state has been
so high that Samuel G. Dixon, state
health commissioner, Issued a state
ment at Harrisburg tonight calling
attention to the seriousness of the
situation and cautioning the public
that If the disease is to be avoided,
"sacrifices must be made."
"Keep out of crowded places," Dr.
Dixon nays, "as one person having
the grip may give it to a carload of
In this city the bureau of vital statis
tics iosnod flf0 burial permits during the
first three days of this week, the ma
jority of the deaths being due directly
or indirectly to la grip. This Is more
than double tho ordinary death rate. It
Is estimated that nearly 15.000 persons in :
Philadelphia alone are suffering with the
disease, which has been particularly fatal
to the very old and very young.
Attendance at all the public schools
has been greatly reduced and In several
sections of the state schools and colleges
have been forced to close. Factories,
department atoreg and other business
houses have also been affected by the
j epidemic and In many Instances the num
ber of employes obliged to remain at
home has been so great as to seriously
curtail operations. Hundreds of fire
men and policemen are confined to their
homes with the disease while Philadel
phia Rapid Transit company reports vn
of Its employes on the sick list.
Reports from Camden. N. J.. tonight
were to the effect that there are at least
1,000 cases in that city.
Bee Want Ads Produce Result.
Remember we issue
Glove Bonds. If you
don't know the size, this
is the safer way.
The gift that always
receives a joyful re
ception. The stocks of ours are
ready for the last day's sell
ing as seldom before. Styles,
qualities, prices to please
Black Silk Hosiery, $1,
$1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3 a pair.
Evening Shades, $1, $1.50
Exclusive Novelties, $1.00
Boxed for Christmas giv
ing without extra charge.
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