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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 12, 1916,
LODGE ROOM NEWS
NERYE WINS ROMANI
Sand Dune Trap Leads Thou
sands of Turks and Camels
Bay State Democrats
Springfield, Mass., Oct. 7. The
"night before" developments of the
democratic state convention here,
found the platform committee strug
gling with woman suffrage as the
main issue. At midnight, with the
committee still behind locked doors
and with suffrage and anti-suffrage
workers waiting in the hotel corri
dors, the committee gave every evi
dence of referring the question to the
NEW YORK GUARDSMEN VOTE IN ARMORIES National Guardsmen, whose trip pre
vented them from registering, were permitted to vote in their armories. The accompanying
photograph shows a polling place in the armor of the First field artillery.
OF GREATER OMAHA
Father Knew Him.
Batrfr Harvey, th heiress, had at lat
consented to marry a young nobleman, who
waa financially embarrassed. 1
"Of course," said the young man, In a
lofty manner, "I can never b very intimate
with youV father, my dear Beatrice, he being-
In trade. Tou could aoarcely expact
that, but he will not be surprised to find
me with some Insular prejudices, will he?"
"Oh, no," replied the girl, sarcastically,
"nothing foolish or ill-bred that you can
do will iurprls him In the least." Nw
Fraternal Organizations Lay
ing Plan ,for Entertaining
BOOST THE MEMBERSHIP
GERMAN LEADERS BLUNDER
Omaha Seymour camp No. 16,
Woodmen of the World, will enter
tain its members Tuesday evening,
November 21, in Woodmen of the
World hall, Sixteenth street and Capi
tol avenue, at an invitation dance.
Commercial camp's annual banquet
will be held at Hotel Fontenelle Tues
day evening, December 5. Notices
are now being sent to the member
ship, detailing the good things to be
offered and outlining a general pro-
, Marconi camp No. 421 will hold its
regular meeting for the month
Wednesday evening in Columbia hall,
The enthusiasm created over t!.e re
cent celebration of Columbus day by
this camp still adds interest to the
meeting. A real revival it started for
Pappio camp No. 221, on the west
Dodge road, has completed painting
and decorating its hall and is pre
paring for a jollification meeting.
Druid camp No. 24 will hold an
open meeting Monday evening in
Druid hall. The special committee
which has the program in hand is
- maintaining strict silence, but prom
ises something out of the ordinary.
W. A. Fraser camp No. 499 will
meet Tuesday evening in Muller hall,
Seventeenth and Vinton streets, for
work. Matters of great importance
to the camp will be considered.
Thomas camp No. 52J" will meet
Thursday evening in Lyck's hall. A
special committee has been appointed
to prepare a plan for the erection
or purchase of a new home. This
camp is enthusiastic over its affairs.
It now has a membership of fifty. -
, Hesperian encampment No, 2 will
confer the Patriarchal degree at its
meeting Thursday evening.
At the meeting of Triansle encamo-
ment No. 70 next Wednesday evenir
irusader encampment No. 37 of bouth
Omaha will confer the Golden Rule
Knights and Ladisa of Security.
Omaha council No. 2295 will give
card party and dance Monday even
ing in the Swedish auditorium.
Knights of Pythias.
Nebraska lodge No. 1, Knights of
Pythias, will hold the regular weekly
meeting Monday evening at 8 o'clock
in the new Crounse hall, Crounse
, block, opposite tht postoffice. There
will probably be work in the - first
rank. Arrangements will be made at
this meeting for a big open meeting
tor the following Monday. , ;.
" , EasTiur.
Fontenelle chapter, Eastern Star,
will hold a keruington, preceded by
light luncheon, at 12:30 on Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. D.
Goodwin, 1325 South Thirty-third
y 1 Woodmen Circle. )
Welcome grove No. 154 will enter
tain its members at the home of Mrs.
Kate Remington, 2807 Spautding
street, Friday evening at 8 to 10. A
musical program will be rendeftd, fol
lowed by social games. ,-..-
Last Friday W. A. Fraser grove en
tertained its members with an old
fashioned Hallowe'en party. The pro
gram was in charge of Daisy Blinn.
Many supreme officers, both of the
Woodmen of the World and Wood'
men Circle, were present. The pro
gram was followed by dancing.
The entertainment given by Alpha
grove No. 2 election night was a success..-
Welcome grove No. 154 will enter
tain Druid camp members and friends
Monday evening, November 20, at a
, Welcome Grove Bowling team will
meet Wednesday afternoon at 2 in
Druid hall to arrange contest pro
grams. Myrtle Grange lias charse of
the team and contests.
Omaha lodge No. 2 was agreeably
surprised Friday evening by having
Grand Master W. V. Hoagland n a
On Wednesday evening, November
29, Omaha lodge No. 2 and Ruth
Rebeka lodge No. 1, Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows, will hold a re
ceyxa and entertainment in honor
of Past Grand Master Brother S. K
Greenleaf, and Past President of the
Assembly Sister Florence Wagner, at
8 o'clock, in the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows hall. Fourteenth and
Spanish War Veterans.
uTih ?u,ar meeting of the General
H. W. Lawton auxiliary to Camp Lee
orby. Spsmsh War Veterans, will be
held in Memorial hall next Wednes
day afternoon at 2.
,. Knights and Ladies of Security.
Harmony No. 1480 will meet in
their new hall at Twenty-fourth and
Charles streets Wednesday evening.
- Commercial Bug
U.'erresponenra ef TheaUaoelated Freee.)
The Hague, Nei trlands, Sept. 24
Java is turning its gate on the enor
mous modern industrial development
mrifeUiV nd "ki.n why,with its
30.000,000 industrious people, it
should not emulate Japan. The Dutch
minister for thr colonies charged
Henri Hubert Van Kol. socialist
member of the First Chamber of Par
liament, with an inquiry into Japan's
industrial evolution, and Mr. Van
Kill's report strongly urges that the
Japanese government's many-sided
activities in encouraging and fostering
Hie large industries shall be adopted
and improved upon by the Dutch au
thorities in Java.
J!irv.Van o1 hows'thst while in
1890 Japan's export of industrial
oroducts formed 18 per cent of the
whole; in 1902 this had risen to 38
percent and in I9M to 45 per cent,
whereas agricultural exports declined
from 51.6 per cent to 37.8 and ,35.7.
jj " r" .
.1 Tl XAy I
SCftOJERi VOTING IN ARMORY..
Darkness Hangs Over Pioadilly
and Trafalgar Square While
(Correspondenea of Th Aaeoclated Frees.)
London, Sept. 26. Recent success
es against' -Zeppelin raiders have by
no means convinced the authorities
that Germany will abandon them in
the near future. On the contrary
London is still preparing for the
long, dark nights growing dimme:
and dimmer, while some of the . sub
urbs, which recently have caught
most of the falling bombs, have aban
doned street lighting altogether.
In lieu of lights the authorities have
adopted the policy of painting all
strret obstructions white. This ap
plies to the safety isles in the city
streets, letter boxes, street bins, fir.
alarms,, ambulances posts, etc. In
some sections traffic is guided in thr
dark by white lines painted along the
curbs. - v
' Mishaps Grow Less.
When the lighting restrictions first
went into effect there were hundreds
of street accidents, but these have
gradually decreased until the number
is no longer alarming. Streets of the
West End Piccadilly, the Strand,
Trafalgar Square all are crowdec
nightly with promenaders and theater
crowds. People jostle along on the
darkened sidewalks in the best o
good humor. There is seldom an)
disorder and the petty criminals o
the past either have been transformed
into first-class fighting men or effec
tually "put away." Of course, a
Tommy will sometimes take advan
tage of the dark to kiss his sweet
heart, and generally all the soMiers
have their arms securely about theh
best girl's waist as they stroll along
the footways. The bishop of London
has denounced this promiscuous pub
lic love-making as all wrong, but the
Tommies don't appear to have read
the bishop's sermon and no one else
has the heart to stop them.
In that section of London known
as the city the home of finance and
wholesale trade the nights are par
ticularly dark and mystic. Along to
ward midnight about the only moving
object visible is a policeman. In their
night-blue uniforms and black hel
mets the Bobbies appear almost
sepulchral. They lurk in dark al
coves as a rule and the pedestrian
often is startled to find himself face
to face with a silent guardian of the
law whose presence was not the least
The further dimming' of the e-ity
lights since autumn began has un
doubtedly baffled the Zeppelin pilots.
On the raid of September 23 they
were successful, however, in follow
ing certain thoroughfares in the out
lying districts upon which trolley
cars were running. These cars were
darkened, of course, but the suges
tion has been made that the trolley
flashes possibly served as a guide.
"Raid night?" always, are followed
by many humorous stories. A good
old-fashioned American poker game
was in progress in a West End club
during the last raid. One of the club
attendants came into the card room
and announced that the "Zepps have
A Poker Story.
"I thought I heard the guns going
five minutes or so ago," remarked one
of the English players.
"Why didn't you say something
about it?" remarked a somewhat ex
"Well, why should I?"-retorted the
Englishman, "I've been winning right
along,; haven't 1?"
The story is recalled of one of the
earlier raids when a little messenger
boy on a bicycle was icdaling along
toward the cable office when he look
ed around and saw a big Z.-ppelin ap
parently right behind him. The plucky
little fellow put on more steam, but
when he looked around the second
time the Zepp was still there and. if
anything, was gaining on him. He
spurted forward (hen with all the
might in his slim little legs, but the
hum of the airship's motors grew
louder and louder in his ears.
Then a great thought struck the
boy. He hopped off his wheel, blew
out the light, and at the very first
turning darted down a darkened side
street. To his great relief the Zepp
jave up its terrifying personal pursuit
and kept straight to its course over
the main highway. Triumphantly the
messenger delivered his dispatches
and his hair-raising story of escape
at the cable station.
" Big City Prepared.
The raids this autumn are wholly
different affairs from those of a year
and more ago. Then the defenses of
London and other 'cities were scarce
ly developed at all and the monster
airships could loiter over their victims
for hours with little or no regard for
their own safety. Now they get a
very hot reception soon after they
cross the coast line and every foot of
their aerial progress is challenged
with bursting shrapnel and blazing in
cendiary shells. As to the effective
ness of the defenses in the vicinity
of London, it is known that of the
five or six Zeppelins which reached
this district in the raids of September
2 and 23 three were brought down in
a mass of-wreckage from the skies.
Press comment upon the latter raid
is generally in agreement that the de
fenses must be so strengthened that
every enemy airship which crosses
from Germany must be destroyed:
The Daily Mail says the raids "will be
abandoned only when they are made
too risky tor the leppcltns and when
the enemy airships are attacked not
only after reaching the British, coast,
but when crossing the sea.'4""'""
As to terrifying Londoners, it can
truthfully be said that the most com
mon comment heard upon the streets
the day after the last raid was this:
"Yes, I heard the guns, but I didn't
get up. - - - '
American Minister ,
General of Panama
icorreepondenca of The Aaaoelated Prem.V
Panama, Oct. 2. Protests by Wil
liam Jennings Price, American minis
ter to Panama, against the appoint
ment of Judge Demosthenes Arose
mena as attorney general of the re
public, have caused considerable
Mr. Price's objections to Judge Ar
osemena's appointment are based on
the latter's alleged anti-American acts,
dating back to the time when, as su
perior judge of the criminal court, he
dealt with the cases of Panama police
men who shot unarmed American
soldiers on the streets of Panama on
July 4, 1912, and on two occasions in
the spring of 1915. In these cases
there was no doubt, to the foreign
element, at least, that the policemen
had shot with malice or in a degree
of excitement which bordered on
criminal unfitness. ,
In the case of the' Fourth of July
riots, Judge Arosemena delivered an
opinion in which he denounced the
conduct of the American soliders and
found that only one of the score of
policemen arraigned was guilty of
misconduct. This one had been dead
about a month at the time the opinion
was delivered. In subsequent cases'
the American minister insisted that
Judge Arosemena be not allowed on
Further venting his alleged griev
ances against the Americans, Judge
Arosemena last year published, under
the nom de plume of "Leo Franck,"
an arraignment of the American con
duct of affairs on the . Isthmus, in
which he made caustic comments on
Governor Goethals and other Amer
ican officials and the commissary
stores of the canal, which he claimed
were ruining the economic independ
ence of Panama. He has published
other less virulent anti-American
notes over his own name.
Recentlv Judse Arosemena nuh.
lished a letter in which he disclaimed-
any an M-American feejing, saying the
opposition to mm was purely a mat
ter of personal spite. A year ago he
went to the United States to study
penal institutions and at the instance
of the secretary ,of foreign affairs,
Mr. Price gave him a letter of intro
duction, in which he spoke of him in
complimentary terms. It is reported
that Arosemena is using this letter to
prove that Price once thought highly
of him and has changed his mind for
personal reasons. Mr. Price denies
this, and says he has no objection to
Judge Arosemena's appointment to
any s post other than that of chief
A Traffle Tragedy..
The panlckr prt..lrln hoiluttd It tin
lnuraectlon of two buay atrM. A motor
car waa ruahlni upon him from on. direc
tion; from another point a motorcycle waa
approaching- rapidly; an auto truck wraa
coming from behind, and a taxlcab waa
apeedlly bearing down upon him.
He gave a hopeleaa glance upward. T.
rectly above him a runaway aeroplane was
in rapid deecent.
There remained for him but one reaoaree.
He waa atandlng upon a manhole cover.
Quickly aelalng It. he lifted the lid. jumped
Into the holi and wan run .... .
aubway tralnl New Tork Times. , ,
(Correapondence of The -Aaaoclatfld Freaa.)
Seward, Alaska, Nov. 4.-rWilliam
C. Edes, chairman of the Alaskan En
gineering commission, who recently
returned from Anchorage, reports ex
cellent progress on the construction
of the United States railroad.
Fifty-nine miles of track have been
laid from Anchotage. With the seventy-one
miles of the old Alaskan
Northern railway, that are now in
operation to Kearn Creek, there have
been completed 120 miles of the 470
that will connect Seward and Fair
banks. ; The track so far laid from
Anchorage consists of six miles south
tuivard Seward; thirty-eight miles; of
main line northward to Fairbanks, and
fifteen miles on the Matanuska branch
into the Matanuska coal fields. -
The right-of-way has been cleared
from Potter Creek, on Turnagain
Ann, to Kings River, in the Matan
uska coal .field, a distance of seventy
seven miles, and on the main line
from Matanuska to the Little Susitna
river.- Rait will tie laid this -fall as far
as Kings River,-on the Matanuska
branch, distance pf sxty-two m,ile,s.
from Anchorage, and to Wassilla on
the main line, approximately fifteen
miles from Matanuska.- On the main
line in the Susitna valley, between
I Montana Creek and Indian P.iver, a
instance 01 nuy-iive mnes, ine rignt-of-way
is 70 per cent cleared, and a
number of grading contracts have
been let. Grading of the right-of-way
will proceed in this section from Tal
keetna to Willow Creek, and north
to Broad Pass. At Willow Creek it
will connect with the work under the
Matanuska district, and at Broad Pass
with the work from the Montana di
vision. Rail will be laid in the near future
as far as Potter Creek, which is fifteen
miles southeast of Anchorage or.
Turnagain Arm, and from which
point the rock work on Turnagain
Arm will be attacked during the
For the week ending September 9,
3,568 men were employed on the An
chorage division, which includes com
mission employes, stationmen and la
borers, the August payroll being
The population of Anchorage, which
is the main construction base on the
railroad, is between 4,000 and 5,000.
At Matanuska, the junction of the
Matanuska branch with the main line,
a townsite was recently surveved by
the government and a town is now
in course of development. There is
also a small town at Moose creek,
about fifty miles from Anchorage,
where the first mine on ihe railroad
is in operation. At Wassilla, the name
of the town where the railroad crosses
Knik-Willow Creek wagon road, sev
eral people are gathering. Wassilla
will be the distributing point for the
freight and supplies for the Willow
Creek mining district. The govern
ment is taking immediate steps to sur
vey small townsites at these places.
The railroad north and south from
Anchorage passes through and de
velops, a large agricultural country.
There are now between 500 and 1,000
homesteaders along the line of the
railroad in this section, and the agri
cultural land is being rapidly de
veloped. The homesteaders are sup-
f 'lying a considerable portion of the
oodstuffs for the railroad vnoloyes
and other people in that section of the
country. .Recently the Alaskan Engi
neering .commission contracted for
400 tons, or over 13,000 bushels of po
tatoes with the Matanuska farmers.
Products are being hauled by the
farmers to Matanuska and shipped
over the railroad to Anchorage and
other, points along the ,line. There
is still room for a large number of
homesteaders in the vicinity of the
railroad, and the government hopes to
encourage farmers from the states to
come to Alaska and take up home
steads in the territory tributary to the
railroad, in order to develop the-agri-cultural
land so that the country may
some day in-the near future be self
supporting Government Has. Mystery in
Case of Hiding Chimney Swift
(Oorreepondence of The Aaeoclated Preaa )
Washington. Oct. 31. An unsolved
mystery which is puzzling govern
ment biologists is the hiding place
of the chimmey swift during the five
months they are absent from the
United States during their winter
migration. The flocks of these birds
drift slowly south, until on the north
ern coast of the Gulf of Mexico they
become an innumerable host. Then I
, i , ri mi live mu;iin
their haunt is a mystery. . '
(Correai-ondcnce of The Aaeoclated Preaa.)
Romani, Egypt, Sept. 30. Unique
features of warfare were developed,
according to military men, in the re
cent battle of Romani, in which the
British defeated the Turks, the invad
ers losing some 9,000 in dead, wounU
ed and prisoners out of their total of
approximately 14,000 men. as has been
told in cable advices. The crossing
of the Sinai desert with big guns and
other war equipment during the heat
of summer was an unprecedented
achievement. A representative of The
Associated Press, who was -permittee;
to travel over the entire battle ground
after the conflict, had been told pre
viously by high military authorities
that the feat could not be accom
plished and that any force sitting
along the Suez canal would be safe
from attack throughout the summer.
One of the few dissentants, however,
was Lieutenant General Sir Archibald
Murray, commander-in-chief of the
British forces in Egypt. Immediately
uopn his assumption of command here
last January he began to prepare for
just such an attack, and the victory at
Romani was due to his foresight.
The Turkish expedition undoubt
edly was engineered by German offi
cers who laid elaborate plans for the
advance from the direction of El
Arish, a Turkish post on the northern
coast, ninety miles from the canal.
About half this distance is through a
waterless desert and at this time of
year the heat is intolerable. It would
he impossible for men to march, for
in these sands one sinks to the ankles
at every step, and horses are not fit
ted for work of this kind. The only
means of transporting troops and sup
plies was on camels and this was the
method employed. About 14,000 of
these beasts were used.
Unable to drag the heavy gun car
riages through the loose, deep sands,
the Turks constructed roads by dig
ging smalt parallel trenches which
would fit the carriage wheels, and
filling these, tracks with the scrubby
plants which ' represented the only
vegetable life outsidethe oases. These
wiry plants formed a cushion over
which -sand was thrown, making a
very practicable road for the guns. In
some places where the sand was too
loose and deep for this track, planks
were laid lengthwise under the
Progress was necessarily slow and
long before the Turks reached the
watered positions which they took
up some miles in front of Romani
the. British were ready and waiting
for them. The defenders did not at
tack, for it was the plan to draw the
invaders on to an assault if possible.
General Murray decided that he
would wait a certain length of time
and then force the issue if the Turks
had not advanced It seemed almost
like a forlorn hope that the Turks,
with their astute German leadership,
would ,be led to. an attack on the
Romani position,1 fo"r all the country
in this section is covered with great
steep dunes, some of which cannot
be climbed, in places because of the
sliding sands. All these dunes were
well protected by the British. How
ever, as had been hoped, at midnight
on August 3 the Turks began an at
tack which ended in complete disaster
tor tnem pn August S. .
Just what persuaded the Turks to
try to take this apparently impregna
ble position is a matter of consider
able speculation.-Some express the
opinion that they were misinformed
as to the nature of the battleground.
Others think they misjudged the Brit
ish strength and hoped, despite the
difficulties presented, to take the posi
tion and establish a base from which
they could work against the canal.
However that may be, they were
cleverly drawn into the sand dune
They fought bravely and their ar
tillery shooting was very accurate
and effective in places, but no body
of attacking troops could hope to
fight their way through these dunes
when opposed by artillery, machine
guns, cavalry and entrenched infantry.
The Turks suffered from lack of
water, since they had to advance from
their base laden as lightly as possible.
Both sides undoubtedly underwent al
most the limit of human endurance
from the great heat. The climax of
the battle was the charge of the An
sae light horse, who arrayed them
selves on a ridge some two miles and
a half in length and hurled them
selves down upon the Turks, who
were straggling forward in the sandy
trap, and were defenseless against the
The fifeneral onininn i that
Turks must have,provcd to their own
satisfaction that while they might
bring troops across the desert, yet
they could hope for no success dur
ing the hot season unless they had
communication railwavs established
back of them. For this reason, it is
believed that they will not venture to
attack again in force during the sum
mer. An Explanation.
A Turkish prisoner of war, a major,
who was captured at Romani, gave
the correspondent an explanation of
the Turkish expedition. The major
declared that it was merely a recon
noitering force sent out to pave the
way for a real advance which would
take place shortly. The 14,000 men
were to sijs up the British strength
and make preparations along the way
for the bigger army which was to fol
low. But his somewhat startling as
sertion lost some of its force when
a fellow officer sitting beside him
made an ineffectual attempt to hide
Airy Fairy Troublei.
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"v natrha sons wear?
-My alrlped aklrt."
"My pink ahlrtwalat."
"Uona wear a hair ribbon TH
"I dunno, are you I"
"I will If you do."
"I ain't certain." I
"I ain't either."
"I think I'll aik me."
"I'M aak my ma. too."
"Oot a red hair ribbon?"
"I have, too." .
"Gone wear 11?" t
'Tou wjnr youra and I II wear mine."
v..- i-i, ,n in eeai nemad the flrta
turned wearily to hie companion
"Oee." he eaclatmed, "11 nit be treat to
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