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VOL. XL VI. NO. 292.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, . MAY 25, 1917. TWELVE PAGES.
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Austrian i infs
Nine Tnousana prisoners,
Town of Jamiano and Sev
. eral Strong Forts
v Are Captured.
(By Associated Frew.)
Striking down the coast toward
Trieste, the Italians opened the sec
ond phase of their offensive with a
They broke through the entire
Austrian line from Castagnavizza
to the Adriatic, a front of about
five miles, and took more than 9,000
The new drive is a direct men
ace to Trieste, from which Gen
eral Cadorna's troops are now less
than ten miles distant.
Rome, May 24. (Via London.)
Italian forces yesterday . broke
through the Austro-Hungarian lines
from Castagnavizza to the sea, tak
ing more than 9,000 prisoners, says
' the official 'statement, issued today by
the Italian war department.
, The Italian war office announced
I J that Italian forces had occupied part
IN of the area south of the Castagna
1 vizza-Boscomalo road, have passed
Boscomalo and had captured the town
of Jainianq and strong forts cast of
f'letrarossaf and Bagnt.
The Italian official report savs the
Austro-Hungarians first were , sur
prised and nonplussed. Towards eve
ning they launched counter attacks
hut were repulsed.
Italian airplanes number 130
dropped ten tons of bombs on the
The British batteries co-operated
with the Italians.
Second Stage of Campaign.
London, May 24. The Italian of
fensive has entered into its second
stage with new and important gains
between Gorizia and the sea, said
Major General F. B. Maurice to the
Associated Press today. i ,
"VVe secured a few prisoners dur
ing the night as .he result of patrol
- ejaMttpters east of Le Verguier," says
toJays war ofiice report on opera
tions along the1 Franco-Belgian front.
" "Nothing else interesting occurred."
French Repulse Germans.
Paris, May 24. German counter
attacks near the Vauclcrc plateau
were repulsed last night with hea.vy
losses, according to an official state
ment issued this morning. Since May
1 the French have taken 8,600 pris
oners in this district.
Germans Try Asphyxiating Gas.
Vetrograd, May 24. (Via London,
British Admiralty per Wireless
"On Tuesday the enemy released a
wave of asphyxiating gas east of Lip
I itza Dolna, north of Galitch, but,
I V thanks to a change in wind, the gas
was diverted in the direction of the
Next at Columbus, 0.
Dallas, Tex., May 24. The general
assembly of the Presbyterian church
in the United States of America
(north) today voted unanimously to
hold the 1918 assembly at Colum
Birmingham, Ala., May 24. The
general assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States (south-,
em Presbyterian) decided today by
a vote of 142 to 40 in favor of ap
pointing a committee to confer with
a like committee from the northern
branch of the church onvhe question
For Nebraska Portly cloudy, probably
iliuwera; somewhat cooler.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m &
a. m 4S
la. rn 50
so ui -a ft
8 a. m 4
a. m 64
.0 a. m. 66
.1 a. m 67
.2 a. m 69
12 m 69
1 p. m 71
2 p. m . 71
3 p. m .' 72
4 p. m.... 73
5 p. m 73
6 p. m 72
7 p. m 71
Comparative Loral Record.
1S17 1916. 1915. 1914.
MiKViest yesterday.... 74 Ail HO. 69
Lowest yesterday 4 64 63 64
Mean temperature. .. . 61 76 66 76
rreetpltatton 00 .00 .00 .20
Temperature and precipitation depurturea
from tho normal at Omaha yesterday;
Normal tcmperalure .'. .-. 6S
Deficiency for the dny 4
Total deficiency since March 1 106
formal precipitation 13 Inch
Kxcss for the day 13 Inch
Total ral;ifail since March 1.... 7.97 Inches
i:. "xs since March 1 22 Inch
Lxccfs for cor. p -rd. 1016 2. Scinches
K.xcfs for tor. period 916 2. 98 Inches
Rejmrts From stations at 7 P. M.
glatlcS'CT ti Tenv. UlRh-
nf Weather. 7 p, m. est
f'heenne, cloudy 16 6H
Davenport, clear (5. 70
Lioim-r, rain fjS 60
II.'S Molnrs, clear 70 72
I'Odre City, part cloudy. 66 72
Lands', cloudy t4 64
North Platte, cloudy C4 66 -
Omalta, clear 71 74
Pueblo, rain 70 76
Dapid Ci'.y. cloudy 66 60
Karsr.s City, clear 70 74
Rants Ke, cloudy 62 66
Sheridan, rain 64 6 4
fjloux City, clear 72 74
' Valentine, cloudy 64 74
Valentine, cloudy ,, 64 i 6S
Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Welorologlst.
Made to Liberty Loan
New York, .May 24. Subscrip
tions already received here have
reached such a vast total that pre
dictions were made today that the
L'berty loan would be oversub
scribed. Figures are not available as to
whether New York state has
reached in actual subscriptions the
minimum of $555,0000,000 set by
the Treasury department, but fi
nanciers predicted the New York
Federal Reserve district subscrip
tions will aggregate $1,000,000,000.
Transylvania Sent to the Bot
tom of the Mediterranean
With Loss of 413
London,. May 24. The British
transport Transylvania was torpedoed
on May 4, with the loss of 413 per
The Transylvania was torpedoed in
the Mediterranean. The following
official statement was given out to
day: "The British transport Transyl
vania, with troops aboard, was tdr
pedoed in the Mediterranean on May
4, resulting in the following losses:
Twenty -nine officers and 373 of other
ranks; also the ship's captain, Lieu
tenant S. Brene.ll, and one officer and
nine men of the crew."
The Transylvania, an Anchor line
steamship of 14,315 tons gross, has
been in the service of the British gov
ernment sjnee May, 1915, when its
sailings were canceled. There have
been no recent reports of its move
ments. When it was first taken ovei
by the British government it was en
gaged in transporting troops to Gal
lipoli. The Transylvania was built in 1914.
It was constructed especially for
traffic service between New York and
Mediterranean ports. It Was 548 feet
long and had accommodations for
Kaiser Started War On ,
Brazil? Says Pencanha
Rio Janeiro, May 24. Foreign Min
ister Nilo Pccanha declared in the
council of ministers, according to the
newspapers, that it was not necessary
for Brazil to declare war on Ger
many because it had been virtually
forced into a state of war by circum
stances. He said the torpedoing of
the Brazilian steamer Tjjuca did not
essentially modify the situation
created by the destruction of the
Senhor Pecanha said that, in regard
to co-operation between Brazil and
the United States, the government
should devote its entire attention to
military and naval organization, espe
cially with respect to collaborating
with the United States in the policing
of the south Atlantic and should pre
pare for any eventualities.
After the meeting of the council
Senhor Pecanha was asked as to the
possibility of Brazil declaring war on
Germany. The minister declared:
"Brazil declares war on nobody. It
defends itself. It is Germany which
declares war on all neutrals."
x By British Freighter
Boston, May 24 An encounter be
tween the British armed freight
steamship Quarrydene and a German
submarine off the Irish coast in which
the gun crew of the steamer claimed
to have made two hits during an ex
change of shots was related in a let
ter received by the agents of the
steamer here today.
The Quarrydene, which left here
on April 16, carrying a cargo of grain
and machinery for Manchester, Eng
land, encountered the U-boat on May
2. The Quarrydene was pursued for
half an hour by the submarine, which
fired twenty-one shots at it, while the
steamer replied with thirteen.
The Quanydene was not struck, the
letter said, bat the submarine disap
peared after two shots had apparently
Negro Slayer Sentenced
To Ten Years in the Pen
Joseph Williams, negro, slayer of
Henry Martin of the South Side,
pleaded guilty to a charge of man
slaughter before Judge Sears, sitting
in criminal court, and was sentenced
to ten years in the penitentiary. The
murder occurred on the South Side
December 10, 1916. Williams shot
Martin to death.
He escaped, but was captured and
brought bad: to Omaha. He was in
dicted by the grand jury on a charge
of first degree murder, the charge be
.ng changed later when he consented
to plead guilty to manslaughter.
In sentencing Williams the court
specified that no application for pa
role or pardon would be admitted.
Indict Bourbon Floor
Leader of Missouri
St. Louis, May 24. Frank Farrii,
democratic leader in the Missouri
house of representatives, was in
dicted by a grand jury here thil aft
ernqon on a charge of soliciting
bribe to vote for a bill increasing
the salaries of St. Louis policemen.
SECRETARY M'ADv tEMS
tion when met by theNocal committee. Shown in the picture are: Left to right, Luther Drake,
president of Omaha Clearing House association; Sherman Allen, assistant secretary of Fed
eral Reserve Board; Secretary of Treasury McAdoo, Mayor Dahlman and W. P. G. Harding,
governor Federal Reserve Board.
SHOT TO DEATH
One Bandit is Killed and Two
Others Are Dying; Cashier
Prepares Trap for
Ardmore, Okl., May 24. As the re
sult of an attempt by three bandits
to rob the First State bank at Tuska
homa, Okl., today one of the robbers
was shot to death in the bank by a
possee and two other bandits are dy
ing from wounds.
A. H. Palmer, cashier of the bank.
had been warned that a holdup might
be attempted and prepared a trap, as
the result of which the bandits were
shot down by citizens as they fled
from the bank after obtaining $300.
Train Robber Said to
Be Insane Man from Omaha
La Crosse Wis., May 24. John
Schaeffer, held here on a charge of
holding up, single handed, a Chicago
& Northwestern railroad passenger
train between here and Sparta three
weeks ago, is an escaped lunatic, it
developed when he was arraigned in
court here late yesterday. Schaeffer's
attorney produced a letter from an
asylum at Norfolk, Neb., from which
the defendant fled about six months
ago and entered a plea of insanity
during the commission of the crime.
Norfolk, Neb., May 24. (Special
Telegram.) John Schaeffer, whose
real name is William J. Wirts, escaped
from the State Hospital for Insane
here on'the night of February 16 last,
during a dance at the hospital. The
hospital authorities had heard nothing
from him until yesterday, a letter say
ing that Wirts was to bave a hearing
before an insanity board. He was sent
to the hospital here from Omaha,
where he has a wife. While here he
displayed no crimjnal tendencies, al
though he is described by hospital at
taches as of a mean disposition After
his escape he was discharged.
Nebraska Potato Company
Tenders Services to U.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, May 24. (Special Tel
egram.) Judge Kinliaid upon request
of the officers of the Nebraska Po
tato company, with general offices at
Chadron, owning a string of houses
along the Northwestern railroad, pre
sented to the government today
through Assistant Secretary Vroo
man of the Department of Agriculture
the use of all the houses above men
tioned during the period of the war.
TO BE GLAD HE IS HERE
MIXUP IS PART'
OF POLICE FIGHT
City Hall Man Declares Lynch
and Sutton Are Combining
to Dislodge Mafoney from
the Detective Bureau.
"What Is it all about? : Why, it is
clear enough to those who have been
watching the moves," said a city hall
map, discussing the Chadron explo
sion on the Omaha police.
"It's a fight for control of the de
tective department and incidentally
the whole police force. It is notorious
that Sutton, as head of the so-called
. morals squad, is Johnny Lynch's
man and has been' taking orders and
reporting direct to Lynch in' complete
disregard of Chief of Police Dunn and
r 4 r I 1. I.
vutJiini63iuncr ivugci, buiiuukii piuu
ably with the latter's sanction.
"The records show that Sutton was
on the police pay roll nearly a year
before Chief Dunn ever knew he was
supposed to be working. Sutton has
ambition now to become chief of de
tectives; and that is why the combi
nation is making Maloney the target
so as to lay the foundation for, dis
lodging him from the coveted posi
tion. Of course, Sutton has no more
business with a private detective job
up in Chadron Jhan would Ma'oney
if he were really implicated except as
the maneuver might clear the track
for a promotion for Sutton. It looks
inevitable that Maloney and Sutton
cannot be part- of the same police
force very long if discipline and effi
ciency is to be maintained."
Maloney to Sue Sutton.
"I intend to bring a criminal libel
suit against Paul Sutton just as r.on
as the case is over," Chief of Detec
tives Maloney said. "I had nothinc
whatever to do with the Chadron af
fair and I never knew or saw Mrs.
Phelps in my life.
"I notice in an afternoon paper that
Mrs. rneips says sue nearu someone
call me up at Douglas 175 while she
was in the Omaha Detective associa
tion's ofiice. She never heard any
thing of the kind, Because such a thing
did not take place. Everybody knows
that my private number and the num
ber on which I am called at the police
station is Douglas 3738."
Politics, Says Lynch.
"The whole matter is a thing of
politics," Johnny Lynch reiterated. "If
the Third ward had anything on me
they would have had me out of office
"Anyone can see that Maloney is a
man too small for his office. Think
of the statement he made in an after-
(C'UDtlnaed on Fata Two, Column Two.)
Snapshot taken t the sta
BUY WAR BONDS
TO AID LIBERTY,
Treasury Head Tells Conserva
tion Congress Members U. S.
Must' Help Crush Kaiser's
Ambition and Power.
At the close of Secretary Mc
Adoo's talk at the Auditorium yes
terday afternoon five-sixths of
those present held up their hancjs
and cheered when Dr. Condra
called upon all those present who
intended purchasing bonds to make
a showing of hands.
"It is a pleasure to me to come here
and tell you about this war and about
the efforts which this government is
making to meet the situation," said
Secretary McAdoo, irf opening his ad
dress to the Nebraska state conser
vation congress yesterday afternoon
at the Auditorium.
"I know there have been honest
difference as to whether or not Amer
ica should participate in the world
conflict, I am not intollerent in my
views. I have no fight with those
who differed with me in those views.
But now that your representatives in
congress have spoken there is noth
ing to be done or said but to support
your leader and president.
"We America is just as much in
terested in stopping this slaurhter be
cause we want to save American
lives as because we want to save Eng
lish lives and French lives and Serb
ian lives and German lives and Aus
trian lives and the lives of any and
all the combatants. We want to save
civilization from this crime against
the world. Now I happened to know
how your great president has striven
to keep this nation at peace. 1 know
how he has prayed that we become
not embroiled iii the conflict. But
there are times in the history of na
tions when we seem beyond the con
trol of human power. This is one
of those times
God has brought ui
i into tins vtar,
We could not avoitl
going into this fight. We were drawn
into it by a power entirely beyond
Why Docs Germany Fight?
"What is Germany 'lighting for.
anyway? No one in the outside
world knows. Germany has refused
to state what she hopes to gain by
(Continued on ruga Five, Column Two.)
Rumor of Naval Battle
Off Coast of Denmark
London, May 24. Pronounced
German naval activity in the Baltic on
Tuesday is reported in a Central
News dispatch from Copenhagen.
WILLIAM G I-KADOO.
OMAHA BANKS TO
BUY 4 MILLIONS
Clearing House- Association
Doubles Amount Already Sub
scribed by Formal Action
of Its Members.
Omaha banks yesterday afternoon
decided to double the amount of their
subscriptions to the Liberty bond
Instead of the $2,000,000 worth of
bonds they formerly had decided to
purchase, they decided to invest
$4,000,000 in the loan.
Action to increase the subscription
was taken at a meeting of the Omaha
Clearing House, attended, by the nine
national banks aril two state banks
of Omaha. One state bank was not
represented, but is understood to be
ready to stand its proportional part of
the subscription. ,
Double Original Amount.
"Just a trifle over $4,000,000," said
Manager Hughes of the Clearing
house. "That is just about double the
amount the banks originally intended
suDscriDing tor. 1 lie banks will not,
at present, make public the individual
subscriptions, but preler to announce
the subscription in a lump sum. Later,
the individual amounts will be given
This was the result of the heart-to-heart
talk between Secretary McAdoo
and the bankers, held at the breakfast
given by the local financiers to the
visiting secretary and his party. At
this breakfast there were no speeches.
Money Must Work.
Secretary McAdoo told the bank-'!
crs it would be necessary tor money
to do its share just as it was for youth
to do its bit. He was not dissatisfied
with the subscriptions of the Omaha
bankers, but asked that each individ
ual bank look into its own affairs and
see if it had done the very best that
it could do.
The bankers expressed themselves
as being anxious to subscribe for all
the Liberty bonds the state will ab
sorb. Best Investment in World. .
"These bonds are the best security
in the world," said Senator Millard,
president of the Omaha National
bank. "Any man with $l,000'or less
or more can do no better than to in
vest in them. As president of the
Omaha National I will say that ahv
man with one of these bonds can bor
row money at our bank at the very
lowest rate of interest and the bond
is all the security that wilt be asked.
If the United States government is
not good security I don't know what
is. So, a man with a few hundred
dollars can be sure that he can al
ways raise money on these bonds iust
as though he had the actual cash."
New Red Cross War
Council Begins Its Work
Washington. May 24. The new
Red Cross war counci'. header by
Henry P. Davison, began its first
conference here torlav. making plans
for the $100,000,000 war relief fund.
Representatives of more than forty
cities were present.
The $100,000,000 fund is to be used
not onl;,- for relief for Americans, but
also for the destitute in the foreign
zones, whatever theit nationality.
Easterners Figure 3n Big
Pickle Factory for Omaha
Members of a corporation produc
ing pickles in four' eastern states are
in Omaha contemplating the estab
lishment of a plant here that will in
volve the expenditure of $150000 and
the employment of ahout 100 people,
according to local business - men.
First Academy Clas3
At Annapolis Vill
v Finish Year Early
Vashington, May 24. The pres.
ent first class of the naval academy
will be graduated June 23, next, a
year ahead of their time, in order' to
provide additional officers for the
fleet of submarine chasers.
TREASURY HEAD TELLS
HIT WITH ALL
AT FOOD MEET
Secretary's Plea to Buy Lib
erty Bonds Responded to
by Five-Sixths of
Secretary McAdoo captured the Ne
braska State Conservation congress at
the Auditorium yesterday afternoon."
He was listened to attentively by
2,500 men and women, who were so
pleased with his plea that five-sixths
of them promised, by a showing of
hands, to buy at least one Liberty
C. E, Burnham of Norfolk, a mem
ber of the board of the local reserve
bank, presided and introduced Mr.
McAdoo as the "premier bond sales
man of the world."
Represents "Best Customer."
'This is an honor, indeed " said Mr.
Burnham. "An honor to introduce to
yon a man who will speak on the pa
triotic sale of the Liberty bonds. It
is an honor to bring to you the repre
sentative of the best customer in alt
the world. He is the, credit man of
the United States government. He will
tell yob why each of yon should go
home with the avoyed determination
to give your government your best
Just as he entered the big building
Secretary McAdoo was accosted by
Mrs. Beutah Dale Turner, dressed as
a Red Cross nurse. "Won't you buy
a Red Cross button?" she a;ked, with
Buys Red Cross Button. -
"Sure I will for the smile, if for no
other reason," answered the secre
tary. "But you. must pin it to my
The scheme must have been a "put
up job," for a movie machine man
had his camera trained on the exact
spot, and while Mrs. Turner was pin
ning the button on Mr. McAdoo, the
oprtof ',nrntd his crank like fury.
.Tfc. audience fo$t to its feet as
Secretary McAdoo took the platform.
" "Can't some of you people start
America?" asked Dr. Condra, head of
the Conservation congress. ,
Somebody could and did. Mr. '
McAdoo joined in. singing a rather
pretty tenor, just like he was used to
going to church and singing in the
Board Governor Speaks.
After Mr. McAdoo's address, W. P.
Harding, governor of the Federal Re
serve Board, was called upon and
"It docs me good to stand here and
look into the faces of so many
earnest, intelligent-'ooking bondhold
ers for within thirty days every one
of you will be a bondholder. You
can t resist after the wonderful appeal
to which you have just listened.
"In the past the people of the west
and south didn't know what a bond
was. ;Thev have always stood aside
and permitted the e?st to look after
the bonds of all kinds. But now the
western people are learning tome
thing about bonds themselves.
Appeals to Patriotism.
"It's going to cost us, I (ear, much
American blood and much American
money to win this war. But did vou
ever stop and think what it will Cost
us to lose the conflict? How would
we feel, if with the English and
French fleets turned against us, we
are asked for subscriptions for an in
demnity to Germany instead of for
Liberty bonds for Uncle Sam?
"We are going to send 1.000.000
men abroad. Surely for each one
who goes to the trenches there are
ten men who remain behind, but who
will help equip him to fight. Since I
have been in the great west I have
learned to call our Liberty bonds our
At tiie close of the meeting, lead by
Dr. Condra. the audience veiled "He's
nM ri"ht" for Secre'ary McAdoo, for
President Wilson, for Nebraska and
for the doctor himself. Then, in an
swer to the appeal of Dr. Condra that
all those,, who would pledge them
selves t buy at le:st one bond, raise
their hands, fully five-sixths of those
present raised their right hands.
U. S. Engineers and Nurses.
' Are Pooular in London
London, May 24. The engineers
from the American army who have
arrived in England made a call early'
today on Ambassador Page and later
separated for a series of conferences
with war office officials in regard to f
their various specialties. They were .
entertained at luncheon by the earl
of Derby, secretary for war.
American khaki was very much in
evidence i London today. A nurai
ber of additional officers and hospitii
units have arrived, and nurses, es
pirially of the Cleveland and Harvard
units, in their blue uniforms, with
white arm bands labeled with the in
sin'a of the American Red Cross, al
ready have heenn-e a familiar sight to ,
the London public
More than I, Out) persons belong'ng
to the American army are now in
Great Britain. v -
Senate Adjourns Out of - '
, Respect to Lane's Memory
Washington May 24. Out of re
spect for the late , Senator Lane of
Oregon, who died in San Francisco
last night, the senate adjourned to
day immediately upon convening its
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