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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 12, 1916.
f (BAR LONG READY
TO ATTACK KAISER
Alleged Text of Secret Order
Issued Four Years Ago
Published at Berlin.
DETAILS OF THE SCHEME
Berlin, Nov. ll.ABy Wiresless to
Syville.) The assertion of Chan
cellor von Bethmann-Holweg in his
address to the Reichstag main com
mittee that as long ago as 1912 Rus
sia had made plans for war on Ger
many was supplemented today by
the semi-official Nordeutsche Al
germein Zeitung, which published
what is given as the text of the Rus
sian government's general order to
which the chancellor referred. In
hit address Dr. von Bethmann-Hel-weg
said at the time the war began
there was still valid an order "from
the highest place" that a proclamation
of war against Germany.
Text of the Order.
The text of the order at given by
the newspaper follows:
"Secret Chief of Staff of the Warsaw
"September JO, 1912.
Number 2,450. .
"Urgent:' To the commander of the
Sixth army, corps: Modifying all
former orders, I communicate the
following order of the chief com
mander: "It is ordered from the highest
place that a proclamation of mob
ilization, at the same time is a procla
mation of war against Germany.
"The eGrman army, in full readi
ness for war. can- complete the oc-
Scnpation of strategic points in the
district of the Mazorian lakes, on the
thirteenth day of mobilization. The
German vanguard corps may cross
the frontier on the tenth day.
"The armed forces of Russia will
be divided .into several armies,
previously assigned for simultaneous
operations against Germany and Austria-Hungary..
The armies assigned
for operations against Germany will
be combined into one group under
command of the chief commander of
the group of armies before the Ger
man front The second army, to
which the Sixth corps belongs, will
be incorporated in a group of armies
on the northwest front The staff of
the chief commander of the Second
army will have quarters in Warsaw
until the seventh day of mobilization
and later on at Volkovisk.
"The general task of mobilization
on the northwest front, after the com
pletion of mobilization, will be to
march against the armed forces of
Germany, with the objeet of carry
ing the war into its territory. The
tack of the second army will be the
masking of mobilization and of the
general concentration of armies. In
any event the army must maintain
control of the Bialystok-Grodno dis
trict. Fr this purpose the second
army will concentrate on tht front
of Sopockini Lomza." .'..,
- Order la Secret "
Dialled orders are given, the news
paper continues in regard to the dis
position of troop, transports, etc,
and finally the. high political im
portance of tbe orders given are a
strict secret, as follows: . ,
"The contents of this order are
strict secret of state." , .
"The order is aaid to have been
signed by Lieutenant-General Kliou
jew, Major.General Postovskl . and
Senior Adjutant-Colonel Daler.
The Nord Deutsche Allgemetine
Zeitung says this order was not can
celled and consequently was valid
when the war began. . It add that
judging by the 'colse co-operation of
.1. - Ti ! i r- i.
we noBiian ' spa rrencn general
staffs the order also most have been
known to the French government and
through it to the British government,
inasmuch at in the last few years
before the war relation! had been
built uo between the French and Brit
ish staffs, as was shown by frequent
trips of General French to France.
Select Their Seats
? (From a Start GarrMpwtamt.)
Lincoln, Nov. 11. (Special.) For
tthe first time in many sessions Doug
flas coanty members of the senate will
have their seats on the south side of
Jthe chamber instead of the north aide.
jTheyt will occupy the extreme south
tier of seats and will be next to the
pjneattrr county delegation.
r 'In the house they will occupy about
the same position that the delegation
Jhed last session except that they will
be nearly all together on the rear
peats on the north of the main aisle.
Members are steering clear, of the
(southeast corner, which shows signs
tof dropping out. In the senate all but
'three seats have been selected.
: Northwestern Train to '
i Speed Up. One Half Hour
Beginning Sunday, the Northwest
ern s So. i, run in connection with
tthe Union Pacific Overland Limited.
will leave Omaha, eastbound. at 8: JO.
tinstead of at 9 o'clock in the morning,
reaching Chicago half an hour ear
lier. While there has been no cut in
the running time between Omaha and
Chicago, there has been a cut of thirty
minutes between here and ban Iran-
I This train will leave San Francisco
at the same time as now, but between
atiere and the coast it is to be speeded
Sup, eliminating one-half hour of time.
, Don't Delude Yourself, Mr. Wet
The atmosphere here in Omaha is just now super
charged with talk by disappointed "wets" about the dry
amendment being "unconstitutional" or having failed of car
rying by the requisite "35 per cent majority."
Don't delude yourself, Mr. Wet, with false hopes, for
this is not a question of sympathy, but of stern reality.
The claim that the amendment is "unconstitutional"
rests upon the inclusion of the word "forever," so we are
told, because nothing can be decreed "forever." That con
tention is built upon sand for the adoption of a constitu
tional amendment makes it constitutional until repealed,
and the word "forever" neither lengthens nor shortens the
time. Does any one believe all this fight would have been
made and all this money spent to beat a proposal sure to be
nullified because unconstitutional?
As to the majority required to adopt an initiated amend
ment, it is plain that all that is required is a larger vote "for"
than "against," which vote must be not less than 35 per cent
of the total number of ballots cast at the election. If the
toul vote in the state goes up even to 300,000, (which it is
scarcely likely to do) the 85 per cent will call for 105,000,
and on the returns already in the vote "for" the dry amend
ment exceeds that number.
So, regardless of any wish in the matter one way or the
other, we repeat: "Don't delude yourself, Mr. Wet."
IN CLOSE STATES
(CsDtlaiMd from Pg One.)
The various county hoards will meet
Tuesday and count the ballots.
Wilson Leads in New Mexico.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 11. Presi
dent Wilson led Charles E. Hughes
in the unofficial New Mexico returns
early today by 1,184 votes, with twenty-nine
of the 638 precincts missing.
These precincts were small and wide
Late returns on congress gave Wal
ton (democrat) a lead of 1,776 in 542
precincts. For senator, A. A. Jones
(democrat) has a lead of 3,695, with
sixty precincts missing.
In the gubernatorial race, De Baca
(democrat) led Bursum (republican)
by 1,050 votes, with 118 precincts not
Situation in California.
San Francisco,' Cat., Nov. 11. An
alysis by democratic leaders today of
the popular vote in San Francisco
failed to give much encouragement to
the claim of the republican state cen
tral committee that a split electoral
vote would result from scratching of
democratic electors. !
In this city the low democratic elec
tor, Mrs, Carrie L. Tyler, received
77,830 votes, only 411 behind Francis
J. Heney, high, with 78,241. If the
same ratio were maintained through
out the state, it was said. Mrs. Tvler
would be approximately 2,466 votes
behind the head of her ticket. The
present democratic plurality, how
ever, is 3,278, leaving the republicans
approximately 800, short of even one
elector. t ,
Louise Clarke, low republican elec
tor, ran 292. votes behind Brittton,
high, with 63,130 votes, in San Fran
cisco. -'V ! ,
Eight precinct were vet missing
early today, with a possibility that the
unofficial state count would not be
complete before the official canvass,
which begin) Monday.
Unofficial returns show both anti
liquor amendments decisively beaten,
although managers of the dry cam
paign refuse to concede this aa yet.
Legal counsel has been retained by
republicans and democrats to aid in
watching the final counts. In addi
tion, Deputy United Statea marshals
and secret service men have been de
tailed in the large counties, notably
Alameda (Oakland) with, roughly
100,000 votea and Los Angeles with
250,000 votes, on the two big tickets.
Today being a half holiday, the
count by clerks probably will start
Monday and the final count in the of
fice of the secretary of atate on
Thuraday. Perhaps by a week from
tomorrow the final official results
may be known. ,
Thompson Urges Dry -.
Workers Stay Organized
(From a Start ComapondMit.)
Lincoln, Nov. 11. (Special Tele
gram.) W. T. Thompson, chairman
of the Nebraska Dry Federation, in
a statement today, after thanking the
supporters ot the prohibition amend
"The county and local federations
which did such aplendid work in car
rying the amendment should not feel
that their work is entirely over, and
it is tecommended that these organi
zations be maintained for the pur
pose of co-operating in making pro-
iiiuiuuk cuciiive. inc moral innu
ence of these organizations for the
enforcement of the amendment which
has been adopted will prove of in
estimable value to the law officers,
who we have a right to expect will
do their duty in that respect. If this
is done, Nebraska will ah ow itself to
be one of the cleanest, as it has
shown itself to be one of the best
and most progressive states in the
BREWERIES WILL BE
PUT TOOTHER USES
Owners Already Figuring On
Turning Plants Into Manu
TO GROW WITH THE CITY
One of the questions of the hour re
lates to the future use of the brew
eries after May 1, when Nebraska will
begin its era of prohibition.
Although the echoes of the recent
election have barely died away, the
brewers and distillers of Greater
Omaha have taken thought of the
morrow. They intend to keep right
on growing wtih growing Omaha and
whe nthey cannot make beer, they
will make other products in their ex
Albert Krug, vice president and
general manager of the Fred Krug
Brewing company, aaid:
1 "We have made no plans, but in alt
probability the plant will be used for
some other industry. It is a little
early to speak of the matter."
According to inside information, the
Storz brewery will be used as an ice
manufacturing plant. Gotlieb Storz is
out of the city and it fa understood
he is considering this proposition with
Figure on Catalogue House.
Unless present plans miscarry the
Metz brewery will be remodeled to
suit the needs' of a catalogue house
which the Metz brothers intend to
start. They have been favirabty im
pressed with the idea of opening a
catalogue house in the west,' inas
much as this trade territory has ex
panded by leaps and bounds during
the last few years.' There is no cata
logue house of any pretentions west
of Chicago. ' ' ':'-J a r ; ,J
'.The Gate City. Malt company' will
reorganize aa the Gate City Milting
company and will manufacture alfalfa
meal and poultry food, v 5 y" .
No plans have been made for the
use of the Willow Springa brewery. .
Inquiries have been received at the
Commercial club from outside pros
pective manufacturers .asking for in
formation regarding idle. plants after
the' firai of the year.k ' "
ON SOME FRONT
British Troops Capture Thou
sand Yards of German
BERLIN VIEW OF OUTLOOK
Ridgell to Hospital
(From 1 Staff Corrtapondant.) '
Lincoln, Nebv Nov. 1 1. (Special.)
Fire Commissioner W.-S. Ridgell
was taken to a local hospital this
morning. A minor operation will be
necessary, but it is not thought that
he will be confined many days.
London, Nov. 11. The war office
announces that German trenches over
a front of 1,000 yards on the Somme
front were stormed last night by the
The announcement follows:
"Last night the eastern portion of
Regina trench (on the northern end
of the Somme front) being a continu
ation of the length of trench captured
by us in our successful assault of Oc
tober 21 was stormed and captured
on a front of 1,000 yards in spite of a
heavy enemy barrage. The new
trench has been joined up with the
old line and the position secured. Pris
oners of two regiments were taken."
German forces attacked last night
at Deniecourt on the Somme front
and were repulsed by the French, who
inflicted heavy losses On them, the
French war office announced today.
Entente Forcea Exhausted.
Berlin, Nov. 11. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Berlin newspapers publish
a statement from "competent military
authorities" saying the Anglo-French
drive on the Somme has been halted
by the exhaustion of the entente
troops and their heavy losses and by
unfavorable weather. The statement
"After the tremendous losses sus
tained by the British and French on
November 5, when they employed six
British and four and a half French
divisions without success in an at
tempt to break our front between Le
Sara and Bouchavesnes, they have
been unable to drive forward for large
attacks their exhausted and decimated
troops over ground made impractica
ble by rain. All attempts have been
stifled immediately by the fire of
our artillery and mechine guns and
only south of the Somme, near Pre
soire, did the French obtain insignifi
cant local successes.
"Attacks launched repeatedly on
Wednesday in St. Pierre Vaast wood,
although continued until late in the
night, were crushed. With the clear
ing of the weather the artillery - be
came more active, but the British and
French were unable' to make an at
"Fighting on Thuraday resulted in
isolated violent encounters near Eau
coort L'Abbaye, Guedecourt, Lea
Boeufs and; Presoire, the entente at
tacks being stifled by the German fire.
In the vicinity of Sailly-Saillisel fierce
fighting was renewed.! French storm
ing columns were repulsed in san-
? unary hand-to-hand fighting. About
resoire the fighting continued until
evening, when it ended without suc
cess for the French, r
- "Among seventeen hostile air planes
shot down on the western front was
one large battle plane provided with
two motors aftd three machine guns.
The air plane carried three men." ,
North Platte Proves Strong
Against Kearney Team
North Platte, Neb., Nov. 11. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Before a crowd, that
shivered in a bitter wind and sought
to warm numb hands and feet by fol
lowing the players along the sidelines,
North Platte this afternoon defeated
Kearney, 25 to 9. A single pass and
straight foot ball secured North
Platte's first touchdown in five min
utes. Captain Baker intercepted a
Kearney forward pass and ran seventy-five
yards for a touchdown.
Straight foot ball brought another
touchdown. Kearney made one touch
back in the fourth quarter' and sent a
runner over the goal on a fumble.
Straight foot ball brought - North
Platte another . touchdown ' in the
fourth quarter. " - '. -
Persistence Is the Cardinal Virtue
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Governor Alleges Illegal
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Columbus, O., Nov.'ll. The execu
tive board of the United Mine Work
ers of Ohio, representing 50,000 wage
earners, today addressed to President
Wilson and Governor Willis of Ohio
a copy of a resolution adopted by
miners' officials demanding that the
various branches of the state and fed
eral governments conduct an investi
gation of the high cost of living.
"We believe," reads the resolution,
"that the high cost of living is oc
casioned by unfair and illegal specu
lation in foodstuffs and other neces
sary commodities, thereby causing ac
tual hunger and distress in families
where the breadwinner is not stead
ily employed." They ask that the
government take such steps, after in
vestigation, "as will reduce the cost
of commodities and place the neces
sities of life within the financial reach
of the wage earner."
Mine workers are hard hit by the
high cost of living, the officials de
clare, because the mines are not work
ing more than half time, due to the
coal car shortage.
Asserts Earth Movements Will
Be Overcome "Finally and
. for All Time."
HE FLAYS "KNOW IT ALLS"
Washington, Nov. 11. The predic
tion that earth movements in the
Panama canal would be overcome
"finally and for all time" is re-affirmed
by Major General Goethals, governor
of the canal zone, in his annual re
port made public today by the War
department. This will be accomplish
ed General Goethals says, "notwith
standing the calamity howlers and in
spite of diastrous predictions of the
"know it alls." Referring to the
slides, the general says he is moved
to go into the subject again only
because of the many false reports
that have been published.
"Such reports are false and there
is no foundation for them," he de
clares, "yet they seem to have gained
credence, probably because a pending
treaty between the United States and
Nicaragua contemplates securing
from the latter all rights for building
a canal on its territory."
Such reports. General Goethals
added, serve to aid shipping compan
ies to take advantage of present con
ditions to charter ships at excessive
rates and permit an increase in in
surance rates. He protests particu
larly against a widely published re
port made by Prof. Benjamin Leroy
Miller, of Lehigh university, on his
return to the United States after
spending three or four hours looking
over the canal. General Goethals
says Prof. Miller's statements were
"erroneous, unwarranted and unfair."
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