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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. JULY 18. 1916.
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Some of Best Players in Ke
braska Competing on the
Courts at Wayne.
NINE SETS IN THE SINGLES
Wyne, Neb, July 17. (Special
Telegram.) Excellent courts and
balmy weather evidence the favor of
the gods on the the annual meeting
ot the Mate Tennis association, which
is in progress at Wayne this week.
The entries show more than seventy
enthusiasts present. The Wayne Ten
nis club is up to the minute in the
matter of showing the guests a good
time- Copies of the Wayne Racket,
a daily sheet, telling all the news and
gossip of the courts, are distributed
tree each morning.
A smoker in the club rooms was
The scores of nine sets in the first
round played thus far, are:
Powell defeated Ahern. -S.
Langenberg defeated Hickman, (-4, S-7,
Davie defeated Carhart, (-11, 1-1.
Madden defeated Boyd, S-3. 6-1.
The following is a list of the draw
ings in the singles preliminary round:
Cusack, North Bend, and Mapei. Norfolk;
Langenberg, Waltblll, and Hickman, Wayne;
Ahern, Wayne, and Powell, Omaha.
First round Oaydow, Blair, and Dlere,
Madlaon; Welle. Wayne, and Oldham, win
ner; South. Norfolk, and Partridge, Fremont;
Hairy, Laurel, and Wooda, Spencer; Jonea.
Wayne, and R. Hurlburt, Seward; Ellla.
Beaver City, and Doyle. Plalnvlew; Ralph
Laraen, PlaUemouth, and Kuehn. Croftoo;
Waugh, Ewtng, and Van Duaen; Carter, Car
roll, and Allen; Emit Chrletlaneon. fit. Ed
ward, and Matthewaon, Waltnlll; Klpllnger,
Wayne, and Ralph Powell, Omaha; Harring
ton. Wayne, and Wenke, Pender; Gamble,
Wayne, and Proud, Arapahoe; Madden,
Omaha.and Boyd, Auburn: Durland. Nor
folk, and DaTle. Beaver City; Huffey. Lin
coln, and Weaverllng, North Bend; Marihall,
Plattamouth, and Flaher, Wayne; Holbert.
Plalnvlew, and E. N. Chrlatlanion, Spring
field; Ray Laraen, Plattamouth, and Mor
gan, Wayne; Stacy, Springfield, and Laird,
Crofton; Helman. Arapahoe, and Mines,
Wayne; Wohlenberg, Lincoln, and Coffey,
Spencer; Uughea, Carroll, and Patteraon,
Aarapahoe; A. Chrlstlanaon, St. Edward,
and Linn, Carroll; Chaae, Laurel, and Stod
dard1, Auburn; Lathrop, Laurel, and Huae,
Norfolk; Oeeaon. Seward, and Baughan.
Wayne; Hannlghan, Omaha, and Heald.
Oaoeola; Charlea Cloaaen. Carroll, and Oll
dersleeve, Wayne; Douglaa, Fremont, and
English Yacht Is
Home After Making
(Cnrreapondence of The Aeaoclatsd Prssa.)
London, July 4. The little twenty-three-ton
yacht Mana has arrived
safely in an English port after a voy
age of 100,000 miles. Belonging to
Mr. and Mrs. Scoresby Routledge, the
vessel left England over two years
ago on a scientific mission to Easter
Island, in the south Pacific.
The last stage of the little vessel's
voyage was from San Francisco,
which it left five months ago. Alto
gether there were eleven persons on
board, including two men from Pit
cairn Island. Mr. Routledge has some
interesting details of the voyage.
"After leaving San Francisco, he
said, "we came down the Mexican
coast. Two hundred miles from land
we came upon three islands marked
as uninhabited and I decided to land
to try and get some meat But our
landing was delayed as the mouth of
the cove was occupied by two whales
who were feeding and who refused to
move until the following, day. On
landing we found a rough shanty to
gether with a derelict boat and along
side a rough cross evidently marking
a grave. In a rift in a cliff we found
a tort of cave strewn with old bottles
and odds and ends of a camp. Nearby
was a piece of wood bearing the
name Annie Laraen, which I learned
i X. frnm a ahmwreckeci sailor wno was
Tn the yacht was the name of a ves
sel engaged in blockade running or
contraband. There is no doubt that
the remote island had been a dumping
ground for Mexican revolutionists.
"There were so many turtles that
we got tired of feeding on them. It
was curious to see these creatures be
ing regarded by the birds as a kind of
floating island, and to see gulls preen
ing themselves on the turtles' backs.
"The Mana visited one small island
in the Gulf of Panama where ele
phantiasis was rampant among the
people. The currents in this region
were very difficult and there was one
sailing ship that had been drifting in
circles for thirteen months and had
been unable to get out. The Panama
canal was closed to traffic, but the
American government kindly allowed
tne Mana, as mc vessel ui aiicuu.iv.
;.pedition, to go through.
"Some fifty miles from Jamaica we
saw what appeared to be at first a
burning ship and afterwards looked
like smoke from a naval action. We
found it to be a submarine volcano
blowing off. The sea flow had been
broken and we saw seas breaking in
ilaces- where tne cnari showcu nu
Under the circumstances no m-
OREATER OMAHA LEAGUE.
P. W. L.
Bourgeois 12 I
Omaha Gaa Co 11 T 4
Armoura IS I I
Burgeaa-Naah 11 I
Ducky Helmea I S S
Te-Be-Ce's u i tl
P. W. L.
Ramblera t S t
Frank Doweya S i 4
Polleh Merchant S S
Centurlona g t 4
Tenth St. MerchanU 7 a T
P. W. L.
Murphy Did Ita 11 11 1
Holly 11 10 I
Mlckel Vlctrolaa 11 ( S
H. Beaelln Son II (
La Siestas IS t 10
Walter O Clarke 11 0 11
Omaha Bicycle Indiana... II 11
Chrla Lycka 11 I
South Omaha Merchant. . 11 1
J. D. Crewe 10 (
Townaenda 10 4
Merchente Hotel 10 I
Omaha Printing Co II t
Dundee Woolen Mills 10 1
P. W. L.
McCarthys thinnybrooka. . II 10
Corr Electrlce II I 4
Albright Merchant II I I
Nourse Oil Co II 7 I
Omaha Beverage Co II 4 t
Council Blaffe Athletic.. II 1 II
P. W. L.
Stage 14 14 0
Modern Woodmen No. 141. I e I
Walnut Drove Athletlca.. 11 7 4
Weetern Union Else. Club. 11 I 7
A. O. U. W 11 1 I
Cjulveraa 11 11
Beddec 14 11
Tradeeman 14 11
Trimble Broa 14 11
Nat Caah Reglatera 14 7
Maide 14 S
Southeaat Imp. Club IS 4
Beaton Wet Waeh IS 4
Benson Merchant 14 1
Brown park junior..
Oate City Machine Worka. 11
Frank Dewey Junlora.... II
Thirteen 8t Merohanta... IS
OREATER OMAHA LEAGUE.
Omaha Gaa Co., 0; Bourgeola, I.
Luxue, I; Armoura, 6.
Burgeae-Naah, S: Te-Be-Cea, S.
Ramblera, 11; Frank Deweya, I.
Centurlona against Tenth Street Mer-
H. Beeelln Son. I: Mlckel Vlctrolaa. t.
Murohv Did Ita agalnat Walter O. Clarke.
double-header, forfeited to Murphy Did It.
Hollya agalnat LaSleataa, forfeited to
South Omaha Merchant agalnat Dundee
Woolen Mllla, forfeited to South Omaha
Townsend. 4; Omaha Bicycle Indiana. 7.
Chrla Lyck. 0; J. D. Crews, I; game will
Omaha Printing Co. agalnat Merchant
Hotel, forfeited to MerchanU Hotel.
Albright Merchanta, 17; Omaha Beverage
McCarthys Snnnybrooka. 14; Nouree on
Co., I; game will bo proteated.
Corr Electrlce against council Blum Atn-
letles. forfeited to Corr Electrics.
The two municipal umpires quit umpir
ing during the McCarthy'a Sunnybrooka
Nourse Oil Co. game at the expiration of the
etxth Inning because they claimed they were
Qutveraa. 0: Western Union Electric
club, 1. Game la credited to Weetern Union
beoause Qulveraa played men not eligible
to play Claas B baa ball.
Stage, s-10; A. u. u. w., 0-1.
Modem Woodmen, No. 146, 14; Walnut
Grove Athletlca. 4.
Beddeoo, 11; Benson Merchanta, 2.
Trimble Bros, agalnet Southeaat Improve
ment, forfeited to Trimble Broa.; also cred
ited with a game from Boston Wet Wash.
Tradesman agalnat Boston wet waan, for
feited to Tradeeman; alao credited with
game from Southeast Improvement club.
National caan riegietere against uaaaa.
forfeited to National Cash Registers.
Three forfeited gamea credited to the Bsd-
deo from the following teams: Boaton Wet
Waah, Southeaat Improvement and the
Brown Park Junlora, 6; Dahman Knight.
1; gam will b protected.
Homestead, s ; FrnaK uewey jrs., 11.
Tomaneka against Gate City Machine
Work, forfeited to Gate City Machine
Krajlceka agalnat Thirteenth Street Mer
chanta, forfeited to Krajlceka.
yestigation was possible.'
London to Have
(Correspondence of The Associated Treaa.)
London, July 10. To the many
architectural beauties of London will
be added after the war a grand mos
que in memory of the Moslems who
have fallen in the war on the side of
The work of raising funds lor its
erection is in the hands of Lord
Headley, who embraced Moham
medanism three years ago and is a
devout member of the faith. He has
raised even now a large sum toward
his object, but perhaps will obtain
twice the sum now available before
the building will begin.
In the records of the Mohammedan
faith Lord Headley is described as
"Saifurrahman Shaikh Rahmahillah
Faroog," which is a title of highly
complimentary nature. Lord Headley
has always had a reputation as an en
thusiast, and this he is maintaining
in his new religion. In his younger
days he was the best boxer at Cam
bridge, having won the middle weight
and the heavy weight honors.. He is
a civil engineer, a former editor and
a large land owner in Ireland.
Serf ere With Splaal Disease.
Bernardino. Cel.. July 17. Leonard
Peterson, XI yeara old, of Mount Pleas,
t, Utah, a private of the First Utah
cavalry, waa la a dangeroua condition to
night at the county hospital here. Buffer
ing frcra transversa myelitis, a serious
dlseaa of ths spin. Th militiaman was
at first believed to hare been atrlcken wltb
Holland the Place
From Which Most of
War Spies Work Out
(Correspondence of The Associated Press )
Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 4.
Besides being the medium through
which the war news of the belliger
ents and much else is exchanged, Hol
land is apparently the principal cen
ter whence the respective espionage
organizations send out their agents
into the enemy s country and, more
over, an important spy recruiting
ground. Many Dutch citizens, even
members of the nobility, have, accord
ing to a contributor to the Mieuwe
Rotterdam Courant, entered this dan
gerous but lucrative service, and not
a few are now rueing the day in for
eign captivity, not to mention those
who have paid the penalty of their
lives. There are, it appears, two
known espionage quarters in Rotter
dam, directed by men commanding
extensive staffs. Even an innocent
visit to such offices may have the
most unpleasant, if not dangerous,
consequences, for the eyes and the
cameras of the opposing party are
ever on the watch and several Rotter
dam men have long been incarcerated
in foreign prisons merely on such a
Significant in this connection is the
recent dismissal from the police serv
ice of two detectives on the staff of
the chief police bureau of Amsterdam,
for having entered into well-paid clan
destine relations with the German
secret service. Their "side line" in
cluded, among other jobs, the watch
ing of persons of different nationali
ties who had applied for passports to
enter Germany, but concerning whom
the German authorities entertained
misgivings. Investigations are now
afoot to ascertain whether other po
lice officials in the chief cities of Hol
land may not have yielded to German
Thousands of Fireflies
Seen in Japanese Fete
(Crnspjndence of The Asoc!ated Press.)
Tokio, July 10. Foreigners wit
nessed an unusual and beautiful scene
this month when 10..000 fireflies were
released at night by school children
before the Imperial palace in saluta
tion of the emperor. The children
gathered the insects in one of the
suburbs, enclosed them in tiny wood
en cages and marched to the palace.
At a signal the luminous insects were
set free, flying over the palace a
cloud of scintillating spots of fire.
From the ancient palace rampart a
court official acknowledged the trib
ute by waving a paper lantern bear
ing the imperial crest.
TELLS OF LESSONS
DRAWN FROM FIGHT
Rear Admiral Knight Thinks
North Sea Battle Shows
fast Cruiser Useful.
NOT DISCREDITED ANY
Washington, July 17. In response
to a request by Secretary Daniels for
an opinion ot what lessons might be
drawn, for the naval expansion pro
gram from the Jutland battle between
the British and German ".eats. Rear
Admiral Knight, of the naval war cot
lege has reolied that, far from dis
crediting the battle cruiser, although
vessels of that type bore the brunt
of the losses in the engagement, the
fight added a new era to the field of
the usefulness of the fast fighter.
The battle has not changed the ad
miral's opinion that dreadnaughts are
still .and will continue to be :.e back
bone of any lighting fleet, but it has
caused him to recommend that if
congress is to add only four capital
ships to the first tine, all should be
Due to Battle Cruisers.
"Had the success which Admiral
Jellicoe claims to have had almost
within his sraso. been actually ob
tained, it would have been entirely
due to the battle cruisers, and the
loss of three of these would have
been a small orice to nay for usch a
result. In other words, the battle of
Jutland, so f-r from discrediting the
battle cruiser, has added a new area
to its possible field of usefulness and
we may now say ot it, that in audi
tion to its use for scouting and
screening and for operating as a fast
wing against the flanks of an enemy's
fleet, it may be used for 'holding' an
enemy fleet until our own main fleet
can come up. That it may be sub
ject to heavy losses in accomplishing
the task does not make the task less
useful and brilliant.
"Mv reolv is. then that mv view of
the value of the cruiser has been
somewhat enhanced by the results of
the battle off Jutland, so tar as these
results are known.
At this Doint the admiral referred
to his testimony before the house na
val committee in which he declared
it in his ooinion that the battleship
would contiue to be the backbone of
everv efficient fisrhtms- fleet in soite
of any developments which could be
Views Not Modified.
'The battle off Jutland" Admiral
Knight contiued, "has not led me to
modify those views, but I learn that
the four months tnat elapsed since
these were expressed the battleship
design to which I looked forward at
that time has advanced so rapidly
that it is oossible to introduce this
vear the improvement which I had in
mind as imeiy to oe reaay ior next
vear: and tor this reason, 1 am glad
of the ODDortunity to make one
change in my recommedation as fol
'If the number of capital ships to
be orovided for this year is lour, I
recommend that all shall be battle
If the number is six, I recommend
four battle cruisers and two dread
"If the number is eight, i recom
mend four battle cruisers and four
If the number is ten, I recommend
six battle cruisers and four dread-
I desire to invite attention to tne
marked difference in conditiins under
which the British and German navies
have been operated in the North Sea
and the condition under which the
United States navy would operate in
case of war with an enemy beyond
Area of North Sea.
'The North Sea is only about 350
miles wide and the same distance in
length. Practically its whole area
can be kept under constant observa
tion by scouting craft of various
tvoes. supplemented by Zeppelins and
aeroplanes. Fast ships can pass from
the British to the Uerman coast be
tween daylight and dark.
It results trom the above condi
tions that there is no such demand
in the present war for vessels of the
battle cruiser type as would exist in
war in the Atlantic or Pacific, nor is
there r.ny opportunity for these ships
to give evidence of their value in the
primary role tor which they are in
tended." Japanese Copy
Well and Make
(Correapondence of The Aaeoclated Press.)
London, July 4. The facility of
the Japanese in turning successfully
to the various torms ot highly skilled
manufacture is illustrated by samples
received of their work in making
sports requisites, they have made
a beginning with tennis racquets and
foot balls, but soon are expected to be
able to provide the complete outfit
ot the goiter, the cricketer and the
News of the new efforts of the Jap
anese in the latter lines is ot especial
interest to the English, who have re
garded them as peculiarly their own.
As one newspaper points out, how
ever, in reflecting the general view
here, "nothing calling for ingenuity
and subtle craftsmanship seems to be
impossible with our eastern ally." In
the trade some polite opposition to
the new invasion, however, may be
discerned Thus one expert points to
the fact that foot ball is absolutely a
British game and that British manu
facturers are able to provide all that
is required in the line.
One dealer in sporting goods waxed
enthusiastic over a tennis racquet
from Japan at $1.82, declaring that the
value and workmanship were marvel
ous. It was the highest priced of the
Japanese products, ranging from 60
cents to $1.82.
"They are going about it just as
the Germans did, and their cleverness
and cheap labor are fast bringing them
to the top, he said. there seems
to be nothing they cannot copy and
copy well." The same dealer called
attention to the fact that the Japan
ese are getting away from the "Jap
anese touch" or earmark of their
goods, pointing out that while former
ly one could tell at a glance that a
thing was Japanese, now the finish
is such that it might be German,
French or that of any other country.
BRITISH CLOSE TO
THIRD ENEMY LINE
Operations After Recent Ad
vanoe More in the Nature
of Open Fighting.
WEATHER IS STILL FINE
British Front in France, July 15.
(Via London), July 17. Continuing
their offensive, the British who yes
terday broke through the German se
cond line of defense now have taken
an ot uelvtlie Wood, which was
headed by the South Africans, and
the Highwood. establishing them
selves beyond Bazantin Lepetit, ad
vanced parties having been to the
outskirts i f Martinpuich and Pozieres
and some other points close to the
third German line of defense. The
wreathe remains dry and warm.
The operations after yesterday's
advance were more in the nature of
open fighting, the Germans using
strong points on favorable ground
. hich were good machine positions,
to gain time in rallying reinforce
ments which arrive and dig new
trenches, while the British din
opposite them with each stage of the
advance. Frequently they are so near
each other that neither side dares
use its euns. Everv oossible orotec
tion is seized and stoutly held by
Possession of stretches of wood
land becomes as important as that
of villages. The German defenders
of Trones Wood had orders to stand
to the last man, and the orders vir
tually were obeyed. Cases have
been numerous in the woods fieht
ing where Britons and Germans have
been pierced by each others bayonets.
It is amazing that in the thick of the
struggle at all points stretcher bear,
ers manaee to brins out the wounded
The Germans are keeping up a
heavy volume of artillery fire in an
swer to the British, indicating the
arrival of fresh artillery. British
guns were able today to reach the
main road of Martinpuich which was
crowded with transports, ae.oplanes
reporting immense destruction and
Every one coming from the front
remarks upon the paucity of German
aeroplane and anti-aircraft guns de
spite the reinforcements in other
arms. British airmen in many in
stances have descended as low as 300
or 500 feet firing upon German infan
try with their machine nuni and re
ceiving the cheers of British infantry.
such low nights have resulted in re
markably intimate scouting.
Beyond Main Line.
The scene of action has been car
ried for the first time beyond the se
cond main line of German defenses
since stationary warfare began on the
western front. Officers returning
from the front line speak of seeiiia
abandoned German guns, but say
they are .oo busy fighting to bother
to bring them in.
The most dramatic situation in the
battle comes when the German gun
ners strive to draw off their guns
with British infantry within rifle
range. In the grinding conflict which
is courageously forced to close quar
ters, neither the German nor the
number of prisoners is expressive of
the results or the stake .'or which both
sides are fighting.
British commanders merely say
that they have advanced further than
they expected and repeat the pro
ceeding through various stages in the
long and immense undertaking.
Prisoners Best Fed.
Among the documents captured is
the complaint of a. division command
er of the destruction of a German
battalion by their own gunfire. One
prisoner then complained that the
only person in Germany who really
had enough to eat were the British
prisoners, thanks to parcels sent
them from home, and American in
terest in their welfare. Generally
they complain more of the British
artillery fire than of the food short
age. They think Germany is in no
danger of starving and that the war
will be decided by fighting like that
of the last two or three weeks where
every gun, rifle, man, trench or gully
or tree which gives cover will count.
It is difficult for anyone not at the
front to realize the change in the new
army wrought by the two weeks,
thanks to the hrst continued advance
which is giving the troops practical
lessons day by day.
Of the "Missouri"
Dies in Europe
(Correspondence of The Aeaocloted Press.)
Penarth. Wales. July 10. The death
of Captain Hamilton Murrell of this
town recalls a remarkable rescue of
734 lives which he and his men on the
steamer Missouri effected in mid-Atlantic
in April, 1889. .
The Missouri, bound from London
to Philadelphia, sighted the Danish
emigrant vessel Denmark, from Co
penhagen for New York, in distress
(SUO miles trom Newfoundland. It
had broken its shaft and had a fearful
hole in its hull, into which the water
poured while the 665 passengers and
sixty-nine crew were helpless. Thev
could neither cope with the inrushing
water nor could tney lower the life
boats because of the stbimy weather.
After twenty-four hours of sus
pense, the Missouri appeared on the
scene and attempted to tow the Dan-
mark to the American coast, but this
was abandoned and a course shaped
for the Azores. The Danmark, how
ever, soon began to sink, and air its
passengers and crew were transferred
to the Missouri, a task that required
heroic efforts in the storm that was
A part of the Missouri's cargo was
jettisoned to make room for the res
cued and the rescue ship itself had a
difficult time in making port, much
delayed. It was almost given up for
lost, and when it finally arrived, with
the story of its rescue, it created a
great outburst of enthusiasm every
where. Captain Murrell was feted
here and in America in a remarkable
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See Jackie Saunders fair haired heroine of
a hundred picture plays in the greatest role of her en
tire career. See her as Mary Temple wealthy daughter of a
millionaire Steel King who is saved from death by one of her
father's humblest workmen. See her interpret a new and thrilling
role every week in Path6's most spectacular motion pictures
-"The Grip of Evil."
PATHE'S Mightiest Film Spectacle
By Louit Tracy
Featuring Jackie Saunders and Roland Bottomley
Never was a more powerful story of modern
social conditions unfolded on the screen. This first of
the wonderful feature productions of the new $5,000,000.00 Pathe
Serial Program has set new standards for film dramas. It is
bigger, better, more grippingly powerful and supremely interest
ing than anything you have seen before. It is a master plot in
fourteen episodes showing the real side of humanity. See it
by all means!
At These Theatres:
Gem Theater, July 18.
Bessie, South Side, July 19.
Rohlff Theater, July 31.
The Grand Theater, July 28.
Alhambra and Favorite Soon.
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