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CALIFORNIA HAD NO
With Submarine on Each Side
Anchor Liner Cannot
SINKS IK NUTS MINUTES,
. London, Feb. 8. The Central News
says the California sank nine minutes
after it was torpedoed.
According to the Exchange Tele
graph company nearly fifty passengers
' or members of the crew are reported
missing. The Central News says
twenty-eight of the missing are mem
bers of the crew. The purser is re
Darted to have been killed.
Second Officer McCallum said the
weather was clear when the California
was torpedoed and that there was a
submarine on each side of the steam
er. Escape was impossible. Accord
ing to his account the California re
mained afloat only seven minutes.
The Central News says the Cali
fornia's lifeboats on the port side
were launched and that some of the
passengers and crew were able to
get away on them. A few who fell
into the water were rescued. There
was no panic and although a number
of passengers were injured all acted
in a calm and courageous manner.
After being in the boats a short time
they were picked up by a steamship
and landed last evening. The purser's
body was brought to land.
The California was armed for de
fense, but did not have an opportun
ity to use its guns, as no submarine
There were pathetic scenes at the
quay side where the survivors were
landed. Many were only scantily
clad for such severe weather. Nurses
and doctors were waiting to care for
the injured, who were removed to
hotels or hospitals.
Injured Are Doing Well.
The Injured among the California's
passengers and crew are all doing
well. The Anchor line has arranged
ii.r sending home the survivors, all
of whom have been ' provided with
clothing. Several of them landed
with no covering except blankets.
Three' women and two children are
reported to have been among those
lost on the California. Surgeon Al
goe and Assistant Purser Eadie also
were lost. 1
Alfred Knox, a cabin passenger on
the California, said that for an in
stant the vessel seemed to be vir
tually lifted out of the water, but
that it soon began to settle by the
stern. The captain had taken the
precaution of assigning all passengers
to particular lifeboats.
Mr. Knox went below to, distribute
life belts among- the passengers and
when he returned to the deck the
stern was almost awash. He climbed
into a boat which picked np several
persons who had fallen into the water.
Three or four bodies were floating
about. The explosion, he said, must
have killed several persons in the aft
erpart of the vessel.
A particularly sad case was that
of Mrs. Little, who with four chil
dren was traveling to Scotland. She
and one of the children were lost.
The other children were taken in
charge by the Red Cross.
, l No Warning Given.
An officer of the California said
the vessel was torpedoed without
, warning. A wireless call brought as
sistance quickly. The explosion was
One life boat was swamped. Those
who lost their lives were drowned by
the upsetting of this boat or killed
hv the exolosion.
Of the crew of 171, twenty-eight
men were drowned. This number with
. 'he thirteen passengers missing makes
j the total death list forty-one.
' The Exchange Telegraph company
says it understands that John A.
l-ce, master at arm of Montgomery,
Ma., was the only American on the
Following are the namea of the
survivors among the passengers on
the California: ,
Ftrel Cabin James Bronghton.
Wnnil nthln Hn. J. W. AlSeraon. AH
KIM Ollcrlat, Mra, Antue Ollerlet, Contain
O'Donnall, Mlae Bom Martin. Aleiander
Morton (Martin?), atlas A. Cotnlll (Mra.),
Third Cabin Mra. l.lttla. Mary Utlla and
baby Utile. Mra. Jennie MnKlnley, Alaa
.nd.p Knox (Alfred?). Jamaa Anderaoa,
Alaxandar Lagan, Marjarla Sinclair. JaaaU
DATE NOT FIXED
FOR SAILING OF
Talk in the streets soon became fo-
cussed on possible resultant develop'
The general opinion here was that
there probably would, be no insuper
able objections on the part of the
; allies to the granting of a safe con
duct to Count von Bernstorff, but
that it was unlikely any such safe
conduct would be extended to a simi
lar number of Germans, whether civil
Due to Misunderstanding.
Washington, Feb. 8. Ambassador
Gerard, American consuls and the
American sailors brought in on the
prize ship Yarrowdale are being held
in Germany until assurances have
been received from here' as to the
safe deoarture of Count von Bern
storff and the German consuls, and
the safety of German war-bound ships
in this country. Ambassador Gerard
is still at Berlin, and not at Bern,
Switzerland, as was reported y ester
was said at the State depart
ment today that sensational reports
have become current in Germany that
the uerman snips here nave been con
fiscated and their crews seized,
Pending confirmation, Germany has
detained the American.
Official here are inclined to mini'
A Good Trunk
Bag or Suit Case
should come from
1803 Faroana St
SWEETHEARTS GREET SOLDIER BOYS Some of the
lad were given welcome such at is shown in picture below,
while some will wait until they reach home.
EARL CHAMBERS AND
mize the importance of the detention
because they believe it largely has
arisen from a misunderstanding and
soon will be straightened out.
Probably ISO Americans are af
fected in the American embassy at
Berlin and the twenty-two consulates
Oernianv. the tour in Belgium and
the one at Warsaw.
Alleges Treaty Violated.
Berlin, Feb. 7. (Via London, Feb.
8.) In a prominently displayed
leader, the Lokal Anzeiger this after
noon charges the United States with
breach of treaty obligations in "com-
pulsorfly detaining" in America sub
jects who, under the treaty of 1799,
are entitled, even in the case ot an
actual outbreak of war, to pursue their
vocations unmolested, Kecalling the
charges of the violation of treaties
and the law of nations made against
Germany in the earlier days of the
war, the Anzeiger continues:
"The breach of diolomatic relations
with the United States will probablv
be made again the occasion tor level-
linsr aiainst us charges ot breaking
treaties and international law in order
to mobolize the indignation of the
whole world against our shameful
acta. It is therefore not at all an act
of supererogation to point out now
wntle the deed is still tresn that tne
United States, simultaneously with
the breach of relations, has been
guilty of an unjustified breach of
treaty in confiscating txerman prop
erty contrary to treaties between
than and Oermany and condemning
in the words of clause 23 of the
treaty of 1799, 'serves the sustenance
of the general weal of humanity' to
compulsory detention, l ms in spite
of the, fact that the cited article pro
hibits any molestations of German
subjects in the United States, even
in the case of war.
If treaties art thus trodden under ;
foot after a breach of diplomatic re
lations, wb.cn President Wilson's
ohrase that Americans are sincere
friends of the German nation is still 1
resounding, what have we to expect
if the contingency for which we must
be prepared arrives and war breaks
out? If we cannot prevent a break of
treaty, we must call attention clearly,
openly and immediately to the fact
that the United States government
has violated the treaty of 1799 and
the general principles of the law of
nations before Germany has under
taken anything which could give tne
iv built in a
day, neither was
worth while. It
takes mo than
two years to
build a tin of
1 1 :iooraEsrr
slightest shadow of a pretext for such
All Americans Detained.
Conenhaaen. Wednesday, Feb. 7.
(Via London, Feb. 8.) Not a single
American has arrived in Copenhagen
from Berlin since the breaking of
diplomatir relations between Germany
and the United Mates.
Reginald Foster, agent in Germany
of the Rockefeller Fund, was expected
to arrive here Monday night, having
reserved accommodations here by
telegraph. He had not reached Co.
penhagen late last night and no fur
ther word has been received irom
Mrs. John Gallagher Dies
At Home in Cambridge
Cambridge, Neb., Feb. 8. Special
Telegram.) Mrs. John Gallagher
died here this morning after a linger
ing illness. She is survived by her
husband, Dr. John Gallagher, a re
tired minister of the Methodist con
ference, who is generally known
throushout the state, hiving held
nrominent charges for the last forty
years. She also leaves a son and two
daughters, Dr. George L. Gallagher
of Pocatello. Ida.. Mrs. Robert L.
Smith of Omaha and Mrs. Arch Stines
Funeral services will be held Satur
ir tpt to b
mora lax in
th car of
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and tako our
Bath. W will
tnd you out
TRY US ONCE
Tho faraouN 8ulph-Ch)orin Min
ora! Water Im ritltvtred In ffvo
KtUlon just, 91.68 69e rofnnded
when jus Is returned.
Brown Pirk Mineral Springs
Ula ead 0 Su Suite Side. Pkaaa Soma ITS
DR. JOHN A NIEMANN,
Oateopathk Pfcyatetaja at Caarfe.
bacco' itist be
cause we call it so.
It is the smoothest
smoking tobacco be
cause of its two years'
mellowing in wood
But don't take our word j
for it. Try VELVET
and take your own.
OMAHA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1917.
WILL FIGHT FOR U. S.
To Convert Relief funds to the
Work of the American Red
TO ORGANIZE SEGMENTS
Philadelphia. Feb. 8. Resolutions
endorsing the action of President
Wilson in severing diplomatic rela
tions with Germany and pledging its
loyalty to the Unitrd States were
adopted by the German-American
National Alliance at a meeting which
continued in session here until early
today. It was also decided in case of
hostilities to form regiments of German-Americans
and to turn over to
the American Red Cross funds which
the alliance has been collecting for
German war relief. The meeting was
attended by delegates from twenty
eight states. The alliance is said to
have a membership of 3,1)00,000.
At the conclusion of the session to
day Dr. C. J. Hexamcr. president of
the alliance, issued the following
"The German-American National
Alliance, representing 3,0)0,U(K) con
stituents, has passed a resolution
backing up President Wilson in
handing passports to Ambassador
Bernstorll and recalling Ambassador
Gerard from Merlin.
Ready to Fight.
"We have also adopted resolutions
pledging our services to the govern
ment of the United States in case of
war. We will fight under the com
mand of President Wilson as our
commander-in-chief as loyally as German-Americans
fought under Commander-in-Chief
Abraham Lincoln in
the civil war for the preservation of
'We will organize German-Ameri
can corps and in case of a call for vol
unteers we mean to show the Amer
ican people with what readiness and
patriotism we will answer a call to
arms for the defense of the flag and
To Use Relief Funds.
We have been collecting funds or
the German Red Cross and for the
German widows and orphans. In
view of the present break of relations
between the United htates and Ger
many we have resolved to deposit all
moneys received for these funds in
bank. In case of war we will at once
turn over all of the money we have
raised for German Red Cross and
German widows and orphans to the
American Red Cross and for the ben
efit of widows and orphans of our
boys who have to give their lives to
defend our country against Germany.
"Our delegates feel that we have
been greatly misunderstood and un
justly criticised during the war, but
if it comes to war with Germany our
actions will not be susceptible to any
further misunderstanding, for we will
back up our American government
with our lives and our means. If the
present troubles can be settled with
out war and in a few months every
thing looks like peace, we may deter
mine again to send our funds for Red
Cross and widows and orphans, as we
have been doing in the past."
Basin ess Men Aid Firemen.
rninn.k. xi u i.'.u o c ,
v u.uuu.j tUi, a, OJCl.IAl
Telegram.) Iii about twelve hours
yesterday and today Christ Wunder-
licn and Max uottberg collected $410
from business men and other citizens
for the benefit of firemen who endured
hardships and ruined clothes in fight
ing the recent McGerr furniture store
fire. Practically all who were called
upon donated liberally.
3 assortment of
I Whisk Brooms $
I 25c to 50c
C iMai Hearer Sts. V
J rkasw Dastdu S4S.
Old Line Bankers Life Insurance Company of Lincoln, Neb.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF JANUARY FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN
First Mortgage Farm Lows - - $9,898,000.00
Cash in Office and Banks - 119,907.94
Cash Loan on Company Policies - - 633,846.58
Interest Accrued, Not Due 159,355.82
Home Office Building -. - - 201,199.79
Bills Receivable None
Deferred and Unreported Premiums None
Furniture and Fixtures Account ... None
Collateral Loans None
Premium Notes None
Stocks and Bonds None
Agents' Debit Balances .... None
"Other Assets" None
Assets, December 31, 1916 $11,012,310.13
Gain in Surplus -Gam
Gam in Assets
LINERS IN WAR ZONE
LililUllU 1U II All UV1UJ
Two American and One Dutch
Ship Also Between New
York and Liverpool.
THREE OTHERS OVERDUE
New York, Feb. 8. Nine passenger
liners flying flags of the entente allies,
two ships of the American line and
one of Holland are today on the high
seas between New York and Euro
pean ports. All but three, the Ameri
can and Dutch ships, bound east, are
within possible danger of submarines 1
In addition, three British passenger
ships from New York are due to ar
rive hut have not been reported.
is possible word of their arrival has
been withheld in accordance with re
cent orders of the British authorities.
Nearly all have Americans on board.
The ships at sea, several of them the
largest in trans-Atlantic service and
loaded with rich cargoes are:
American liners: New York from
Liverpool, February 3, and Kroonland.
from Liverpool, January 31.
Ryndam (Dutch), from New York
for Rotterdam via Falmouth Janu
ary 28, and ordered back to this port
yesterday when within fourteen hours
White Star liners Baltic, for Liv
erpool January 29; Adriatic, for Liv
erpool February .1 and now 1.10U
miles out; Cretic, for Naples Febru
French line steamer Rochambeau,
for Bordeaux February 4, about 1,900
miles on its way.
Carmania (British), for Liverpool
February 4, about 1,900 miles from
Dante Alighieri (Italian), for Na
ples January 24, now in the Mediter
ranean. Saxonia (British), for London via
Halifax January 29.
Italia (British), New York for
Genoa January 29.
The Mistocles (Greek), for Greek
ports, January 28, now in Mediterra
Ships that should have arrived, but
have not reported so far, are the Or
duna of the Cunard line, which sailed
January 21 for Liverpool; Pannonia
(British), for Liverpool via Halifax,
January 23, and Taormina (Italian),
for Naples, January 20.
On account of the submarine and
raider menace commanding officers of
Light Weight Serge Dresses
For Present Wear
$15, $18.50, $25 to $35
An extensive showing of choice
attractive new. styles, correctly
trimmed. No extra charge for al
terations. Private display rooms
at your disposal- '
Apparel, Second Floor.
The New White
Skirtings Are Here
Novelty stripes in Gaber
dine and Basket Cloth,
plain Gaberdines, Bedford
Cords, Repplens and Pop
lins all at popular prices.
50c, 65c, 75c $1 ywd-
Linen Section, Main Floor.
RECORD OF NINETEEN
. . 1,554,306.98
famtrance in Force December
British and -allied ships have been
taking unusual courses and avoiding
i the usual sea lanes, thus lengthening
. forbidden tlie use of Wireess at
1 sea to give positions.
RDRAL SCHOOLS ASK
FOR FIYENEW LAWS
Seed of Hamilton Introduces
Measures to Benefit the
I CLEMMONS GIVES HIS 0. K.
I (From a Staff Correspondent.)
j Lincoln, Feb. 8. (Special.) The
educational committee of the house
1 reported out five bills of more or less
' importance dealing with rural schools,
three ot tnem Dins ot Keea ot namn
which have the backing of the
farmers' union. The Hamilton county
member was raised a practical farmer
, , . - . i,i
and has been an officer in his school
disertict for fifteen years.
The Reed bills provide for two
years more of schooling in the com
mon schools and will provide for lay
ing out a course of study that, ac
cording to Mr. Reed will be of untold
value to the 200,000 boys and girls
that never have the advantage of an
education beyond the "little red
school house on the hill." The people
of the rural districts are awakening
to the situation and will demand legis
lation, which will be beneficial to the
rural districts, according to the au
thor of the bills, and believing that
as they help support the state uni-
versity and normal school, they have
a right to be considered in the county
districts. It is understood that State
Superintendent Clemmons has given
these bills his endorsement.
Two other bills of importance
aloof of these lines are the Taylor
and Ollis' bills. The Ollois' bill per
mits the redistricting of any county
for rural school purposes, subject to
a vote of the people and authorizes
a county school levy oi not more rnan
"VY." . i""!"-' '""
within such district.
The Taylor bill levies a
state tax for the support
T Cw a CoM In Ops D
Tata LAXATIVE! BROHO QUDNINB Tab
leta. Drusslsts refund money if It falls to
cure. B. W. QROVK'8 sicnatnre Is on each
box. 2 Sc. Advertisement.
Friday for 79c
ELECTRIC BRAND, one
we recommend without
hesitation as being very
Specially Priced HQ(
FrirJav Only - - - '
Reserve, Actuaries 4 per cent (full reserve) $7,539,311.50
Agents' Credit Balances ... - 16,495.44
Death Losses Reported, Proofs Not In - 27,000.00
Premiums Paid in Advance - - 6,376.73
Interest Paid in Advance - - - 11,523.81
Capital Stock - - - 100,000.00
HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN
Income Exceeded Disbursements
Gain of Insurance in Force
Insurance Issued -
31, 1916, - $59,154,033.50
ON TORPEDOED SHIP
Negro Fireman Among Killed
When British Ship Turino is
Sunk Near Queenstown.
UTAH MAN IS SUBVTVOE
London, Feb. 8. An American
negro fireman on the Turino, George
Washington, was killed, according to
a report received today by the Ameri
One of the survivors is Calvin Bay.
an American citizen of Fillmore.
Washington was one of the three
firemen who were killed. According
to the information received by the
emhassv. his wife is now in Liver
pool. An effort is being made by the
enlbassy t0 find2i!:
Queenstown, Feb. 8. The Bntnh
steamer Turino has been sunk by a
i - t. . . - k i
submarine. n new n jciu iu.u.
The Tnrmc was a vcsse, of 2jQ2 tons
1. oMA4 (mm NWfnllr lannirv
I nci. ii aanvu iiun. j ......... j
' 19 for Liverpool.
Three Other Ships Sunk.
London, Feb. 8. The sinking of the
British steamship Dauntless of New
castle is reported by Lloyds. Six men
of the crew of twenty-three have
landed. Two of them have died and
the other four are in a hospital.
Lloyds also reports the sinking of
the British steamers Boynecastle. 245
tons gross, and the Swedish steamer
Varing, 2.296 tons.
Paris. Feb. 8. Six men of the crew
of the British vessel Dauntless were
picked up after it was torpedoed by
j a German submarine, the Havas
agency announced today. Two mem
bers of the crew were killed and the
captain seriously wounded.
Devere Acquitted by Judy.
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 8. (Spe
cial Telegram.) D. C. Devere, ar
rested last summer in connection with
the theft of a number of Ford auto
mobiles at a time when the sheriff's
force of this county discovered about
half a dozen stolen machines of that
mak was t. acquitted by a jry
after a three days trial,
Moat Mobilise rood supply.
NftW Tork. Feb. S. Orfent necefltrUy for
th moblllaatlon of the nation's food supply
In the event of war waa emphasised strongly
i In a statement issued nere loaay oy me
James Wilson, former secretary of agricul
ture In the administration of Presidents
McKlniey. Roosevelt and Taft, la president.
Crepes, Cotton Suitings,
good lengths; VALUES UP
TO 35c A YARD.
Friday, Your Choice,
1 0C Yard.
New Silks and
Woolens for Spring
New weaves, new colors,
new weights. A showing
that is comprehensive in
that it shows the really new
ideas in fabrics for the com
I Your inspection is invited.
PLAIN MARQUISETTE in
ecru and ivory, 36 inches wide
FROM THE BOLT. They are 30c
in perfect quality, but these have
slight defects in weave that do
not interfere with their value par
ticularly, still they are to be sold
Friday for 18c a yard.
REMNANTS of Cretonnes,
Marquisettes, Swisses, Voiles, etc.,
n good lengths, values up to 40c;
Friday 10c a yard.
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