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THE BEfi: OMAHA. SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1917.
G1YENU. S. NAVY
British Admiral Furniahei De
tails of Plans Used in
MUST NOT TELL SINKINGS
Washington, April 27. Rear Ad
miri Sir Dudley R. S. Dechair, the
veteran navat officer of Great Britain'!
war commission to the United States,
gave Washington newspaper corre
spondents today, a first hand story
of his experiences during the two
years he commanded a patrol fleet
biasing German submarines.
Without minimizing the gravity
( the submarine menace, he confi
dently predicted that it would be
Commenting on suggestions that
Germany might undertake a subma--ine
campaign on the American coast
the admiral said this would not be
profitable from the German point of
view without extensive supply bases
on this side of the Atlantic. '
. The admiral spoke of the memor
able lessons the allies had learned
in the war. anci said he and his col
leagues had come to place them at
the disposal of the American govern
ment. U. S. Navy Given U-Boat Secreti.
"'I only wish," he said, "that I could
tell you the number of German sub
marines we have sunk. Unfortunate
ly, that is a naval secret, as also are
the means of detection of submarines
and of combatting them, which it will
be necessary to guard in closest se-
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navy has been furnished with full
-details, however, by the present mis
sion." , Of the prospect of submarines ap
pearing in American waters, Admiral
, "It would not pay Germany to In
augurate a general submarine cam
paign off the American coast, unless
ahe could also establish bases here."
Mr, Balfour Sends. -
v Joyous News to-
. Washington, April 27. Arthur
James Balfour, head of Great Britain's
mission, today sent to England his
first report of the reception accorded
the commission and the progress of
negotiations, ' which, jt , was . Stated,
Would be "very joyous newi for the
British people." The report will be
made public through , the . London
official press bureau,
i Rear Admira'. Sir Dudley R. S. De
Chair today was presented by Sec
ertary Daniels to the heads of all the
navy bureaus for an intimate discus
sion on submarines, patrol, blockade,
construction and kindred subjects.
This is the beginning of detailed con
ferences to work out lines of co
operation between the United States
and the entente,
Lord Cunliffe, governor of the Bank
of England, went to New. York today
tn rnnfar wlfh hank'ara
Lientenant General Bridges had at)
appointment .today to see Marshal
Joffre of the French mission.,' Mr.
Balfour devoted the morning to send
ing -his dispatch to England, lunched
alone and nt out to drive in the
afternoon. , ,
M. Vivian! visited the supreme
court today and, with Chief Justice
White, took a scat in the section re
served for members of the bar, re
maining a few minutes.
Alliance Will Have Chance
To Send Men to the Front
Washington, April 27. (Special
Telegram.) Representative Kinkaid
learned today from Brigadier General
William A. Mam, chief of the mili
tia bureau, that an old company had
been formed at Alliance which Adju
tant General Hall had sought to have
dissolved, and three officers of which
were actually discharged. Inasmuch
as the company had been under the
federal service the action of the adju
tant general, according to General
Mann, was, to say the least, irregular.
General Mann intimated that the
three officers discharged will be kept
on the list and that he would take up
the matter by tonight with the depart
ment commander of the Central de
partment with a view of having an
officer detailed to go to' Alliance,
make an examination of the company
and muster them into service at once.
War Department Takes
Steps to Prevent Graft
Washington, April. 27. Action to
prevent even a suspicion of graft in
the disbursement of ,$3,000,000,000
army fund has been taken by the War
department. The following order has
been lent out:
"The purchase of, any article, pub
lication or other thing by which an
officer of the army would derive tman
cial profit will not.be permitted to be
made from public fundi during the
Every effort to decentralize the ad'
ministration of army funds will be
made in the interest ot quick action
but officer will be held rigidly ac
countable. a ! rw ' a i r i.
American amp nziec vurm
Ru Minn Nnt hu a Tnrnerin
HJ IIIIMVB I V k kl ,M I VI (IVHW
Washington, April 26. Lieutenant
William r . Gresham, who command'
ed the naval, gun crew of the Amer
ican merchant steamer Aztec when it
was sunk off Brest, reported to, Sec
retary Darnell that the vessel pros
ably wai destroyed by a mine. Un
official reports indicated it wai tor-
- The Navy department was silent
regarding the reported linking of a
submarine by the American steamer
Mongolia. The department' reports
i. i similar to press reports, lacking
provf that the underwater boat was
Senator Borah Will Not
; - i Seek Another Term
Washington, April 127. Senator
William E. Borah of Idaho has in
formed friends he will not be candi
date for re-tltction when his term
expires Marclf 3, 1919. He said to
day he wanta to return to Idaho to
resume practice of law which he left
twelve years; ago to come to the
DIVISION COMMANDER AND CAPTAINS OF THE AT
LANTIC FLEET Rear-Admiral Herbert C Dunn, com
mander of Division Five of the battleship force of the United
State Atlantic fleet, and come of the battleship command
er of that mighty arm of defense. Captain Thoma Washing
ton has command of the U. S. S. Florida, Captain A. W. At
kins is in command of the Texas and Captain K. R. Shears in
command of the Utah.
jeeAB .ad, Havmixw.
CATT. A W. -ATKJN.
AMERICAN GOODS ON
MARKET IN SPAIN
War Proves to Be Commercial
Benefit and Big- Exchange
in Trade Is Noted..
MANY BOATS IN TKAFFIO
(Corraapondsnca of -Tka Aaaoelatad Prraa.) '
Madrid, Spain, March 20. What
ever the submarine scare may have
done to the trade of Spain with England,-France
and other belligerent
countries, it has not hurt the trade
between Spain and the United States,
but has even improved it. There is
a decided boom in American goods
on the Spanish markets, due to the
entire cutting off of German goods,
which formerly dominated the mar
kets here. American automobiles and
trucks, American electrical supplies
and American machinery are sud
denly taking the pjace of the Ger.
man makes. A lively competition is
going on among dealers who used to
handle German autos and trucks to
get the agencies ot .similar types of
Along with this boom of American
goods, Spanish goods are being
shipped to America in greater quan
tities than ever before. While the
great port of Valencia is in a panic
over having it fruit trade vjith Eng
land cut on, more Valencian grapes
are going to America than , before the
war. I he cork groves of Andalusia
and the south are also sending more
cork to America.
Here Spain Gets In.
One of the most remarkable
changes wrought by the war is .the
substitution of Spanish antiquities,
tapestries, paintings, etc.. for articles
of this kind which America used to
buy, in France and Italy before the
war. The shipments of this class
have iuddeny increased forty-fold.
King Alfonso has shown marked in
terest in this awakening of American
taste tar Spanish art, and personally
has loaned the famous collection of
royal tapestries for exhibition at New
York. These precious royal posses
sions have not before been out of the
country, dating for centuries back,
including; the Moorish period, and
from the days of the Toison de Oro,
or fleece of gold.
ihis sudden stimulus of Soanish-
American trade has had the effect of
greatly increasing the shipping -from.
spanisn ports to America. I he natu
ral result of the submarine scare has
been to stop shipping from Spain to
near-ny Belligerent countries, which
was dangerous, and turn it into new
lines of shipping to, America, which
was safe. .The German war rones
have lett a narrow lane along the
coast of Spain by which Spanish and
American ships can move treelv with
out risk, so long as they do not go
to tngiand or other belligerent
Line of Least Resistance. '
Naturally, shipping has taken the
line of least resistance, along these
safe lanes between Spain and America
instead o the old trade routes to
England, how dangerous. As a re
sult Spanish shipping to America is
having a great boom. The large
steamship lines from Corunna, Vigo,
Santander, Valencia and Cadis are
taxed far beyond their capacity. All
their boats, formerly used largely for
trade with England, France and Italy,
are now being turned into the Ameri
can trade. For the first time Ameri
can passenger traffic is coming and
going by these lines, instead of going
up to Liverpool and Havre, both of
which are in the danger zone. A new
Spanish line has been, started to the
Philippines, and the lines to Cuba, the
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Antilles and Spanish-American ports
.have been largely augmented.
it is one of the notable characteris
tics of the war that trade and ship
ping are leaving the countries at war
and are coming to the countries at
There are some curious features of
the increase in trade between Spain
and America which has resulted from
the submarine war and the cutting of
Germany's tratje with Spain. While
American automobiles are having a
great boom in Spain.'they have one
curious drawback in not being able to
bring along the American' tires, as
these. are. rubber and contraband of
war, subject to all kinds of restric
tions and regulations.
' ' Auto Trucks Are There. k
The American auto trucks are caus
ing a revolution in Madrid along three
distinct lines: First, doing away with
the huge antique carts which labor
along the streets; second, supplanting
the long tandem teams of oxen and
donkeys, covered with jingling bells;
and, finally, changing Madrid from
one of the worst paved capitals of
Europe to one of the best. The Span
iards look with awe at the disappear
ance of their ancient methods before
the march of improvement. ' i
A complication has arisen over the
shipment of American meat to Spain.
The Spanish ships were glad to get
this class of freight, but the ships
were not provided with the necessary
refrigerating plant. As this is essen
tial for shipping meat long distancs,
many Spanish ships are being .over
hauled to put in the modern cold
storage equipment so as to handle this
new class of American product. - Once
equipped this way, fresh Spanish fruit
will he going to America, and fresh
American meat coming to Spain.
Electrical Novelties Used
American flatirons and other elec
trical novelties are now being used for
the first time, ana1 the Spaniards say
these articles are so much better fin
ished rtian the German goods that
used to come here that they will hold
the market permanently even if Ger
man trade gets a footing again after
the war. Even American drug stores
with-American medicines have made
their appearance along the streets of
America would have' received
number of the paintings of the great
Spanish master Goya if it had not
been for a recent complication at the
New York custom house. The pic
tures actually went to New York,
were held on the pier for some time
because of irregularities in making out
papers and were finally sent back
here unopened. The owner had
meantime made two trips to New
York, but at last gave up the ship
ment as hopeless. Qne of the pic
tures was Goya's study of Madame
Haro, another his Virgin, painted on
a panel of wood, and a third a peas
ant dance, on wood.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
In the. District Court of the
United States for the
District of Nebraska,
Hastings Division, Or
der of Sale in Bank
ruptcy, Elizabeth Epley,
By virtue of an order of sale,
issued by G. Norberg, Referee In
Bankruptcy, I shall expose the fol
lowing property at public sale to
the highest bidder for cash, at No.
613 West Second itteet, in Hast
ings, Nebraska, on the eth day of
May, 1917. towit:
(at 2 o'clock in the afternoon)
Electric Light Fixtures and Wiring
One Power No. 6, a Motion Picture
One Metal Booth. ,
285 Theater Seats.
One Hot Air Furnace.
One Electric- Stove. "
Lobby Frames. I , -
Two Electric Fan.
Four Slab Doors.
Lumber, Posts, Windows, Stair
way and Doors in front.
.Three Flash Signs.
About Ton of- Coal.
Dated this the 23d day of April,
1917, at Hastings, Nebraska. '
JOHN W. SHAW,
Trustee in Bankruptcy.
TELLS AB6DT UfAR
Sepresentative of British Army
on Commission Talks at
GIVES PRAISE TO JOTPRE
New York, April 27. With Major
General G. T. M. Bridges of the Brit
ish war commission, as their guest of
honor, the members of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association, at
their annual dinner last night, pro
claimed their confidence in the future
of the United States and its allies and
pledged anew their patriotic devotion
to the nation,
' The representative of the British
army on the commission, who told
with pride of having fought under
Marshal Joffre at the Marne, was
given an enthusiastic welcome.
Me n the man of whom it may be
said that he saved the civilized world
at the battle of the Marne," said the
foreign minister of England in his
tribute to the great French com
mander. Deliberately Planned Atrocities.
Speaking as the representative of
Mr. Balfour, General Bridges brousht
with him to the dinner something of
the spirit of the battlefields of France
and Belgium. He was able to tell
from his personal experiences some
thing of, the scourge of Belgium at
the beginning of the war. It was not
the work of undisciplined soldiers, he
declared, but was the deliberate plan
of the highest German aYmy authori
Patriotism was 'the dominant note
of the dinner from the decorations to
the speeches. The invocation waa a
plea tha the strength of the nation
be devoted to "humanity's holy cause,"
and -Job E. Hedges, the toistmaster,
proposed a composite toast, to the
president, the king of England and
the president ot J' ranee.
Tamea W. Gerard, former American
ambassador to Germany, who was the
chief speaker after General Bridges,
made an impassioned appeal for uni
versal military service. ,
H is the only thing which can save
the nation, from Prussian militarism,
he . declared. . He .called 'upon every
publisher present to' send a telegram
to nis paper directing that it come out
flatly for the administration bill and
support .it by all means in 'his power.
"By so doing," he said, "you aentle-
men'will break a lance for the cause
of,.freedom. We can't go info this
war wun velvet hands.
Americans Win Prizes
- 7 At English University
(Correspondent: ot Tht Aaaoclated Preta.)
Oxford, England, March 31. A. G.
File of Nashville, iTenn., has recently
won a prize of ten pounds offered by
Christ 'Church., 6)(ford. for the best
literary essay in French by one of its
. U . . "111. A '. 1. - t -
lately won 'prizes -at Oxford univer
sity are B. H. Branscomb of Birming
ham. Ala., who won a prize, of. 15
pounds for translation from the Greelfiof'
Testament, and .Clyde Eagleton, -of
Ausjin,- x ex, who woti a similar prize
in inrtHrn hictr.rv '
Government Wants Men .
And Women Stenographers
Washington, April 27.-rThe ! Civil
Service commission announced .today
that owing to the unusual demands
made upon it by the government for
stenographers and .typewriters .inci
dent to the international situations
examinations for both men and
women would be held every Tuesday
in 400 of the principal cities of the
Arrested for Hitting Man
. . Raising an American. Flag
Globe, Ariz., April 27. George D.
Smith, president of the Globe central
labor council and secretary of the
Globe Miners' union, was arrested to
day for hitting a delegate of the Car
penters' union, who entered the min
ers' union hall to put up an American
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SAYS mNG GEORGE
So Declares Dr. O. W. Saleeby,
Famous Zng-enist, of Eng
(Correipononc of Th AMoelmted PrtH.)
London, March 25. King George,
according to Dr. C. W. Saleeby, the
famous eugenlst, is the""one model
landlord inthe counjry. "No one has
observed the distinction between what
f call respectively housing and hom
ing," be writes, "except the king on
the Duchy of Cornwall estate in
South London. Elsewhere all hous
ing schemes are for the childless. If
you have a baby, out you go as if you
had committed a nuisance.
"Everywhere we penalize, punish,
prohibit the parenthood upon which
the future of our empire depends.
Only the king has set an example to
be commended to all other landlords,
id" the provision of homing instead of
merely housing, and in the adoption
of an ingenious device for moving the
partition between, adjacent houses, ac
cording to the growth or decline of
contiguous families.V To set such an
example is to practice the precept im
plicit in hjs majesty's own words to
the convocation of York, The founda
tions of national glory are laid in the
homes of the people.' For the rest
our landlords are conniving at our im
Dr. Saleeby is pleading for the
adoption by government of, a policy
that will encourage "worthy parent
hood." The need for it, he declares
to be most urgent owing to the wast
age of the war, and the steadily de
clining birthrate. In 1916 it was 21.6
per thousand the loweston record.
"We must," he says, "make parent
hood possible for self-respecting and
provident people. " I roundly assert
that while worthy parenthood is our
fireatest imperial need, the whole
orce and trend of our policy is to
penalize it. Recent budgets have been
simply brutal in this respect, the relief
for parenthood being little better than
the calculated insult which lawyers
call 'contemptuous damages.'
"The National Council of Public
Morals, which promoted the birthrate
commission is now preparing a peti
tion to the chancellor of the ex
chequer, A. Bonar Law, which is, in
effect, a plea -for. parenthood. In this
petition many measures of financial
relief for worthy parenthood are sug
gested, together with provision for
education of children, especially the
promising. The housing of the people
is described as a 'crying scandal.' Mr.
Bonar Law and the government will
be asked to act forthwith for 'the en
couragement of the worthy parent
hood upon which the future of our
empire depends.' "
Germans Push Plans to
Capture Trade After the War
Berlin. April 2. Despite recent
events in Russia, German trade asso
ciations which were interested in Rus
sian trade before the war are pushing
their plans for capturing their share
of the after-war trade. All these as
sociations have just combined in the
formation of- a Russo-German eccn
nomic . committee, undenthe chair
manship of H. Friederichs of Berlin.
A circular from the committee says:
"Upon the basis of the information
acquired during the last twenty years
and the rich ,experience of the former
associations for trade with Russia,
the'activity 'of this Committee will
embrace the .whole sphere of. German
economic interests in Russia, includ
ing the resumption of trade relations
and the far-reaching support of Ger
man firms in all difficulties which
may at first ; arise, especially as re
gards the period of transition from
war to peace."
England Saves Large Sum by
. Floating Its New War Loan
London, March 25. Although the
conversion of older securities into the
new war loari vielding a higher rate
of interest, cosfthe country just over
7,000,000 pounds sterling, if is esti
mated that a saving of over 2,000,000
effected by not issuing the loan on a
pounds in annual charges has been
6 per cent basis.
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