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Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL, XL VI. NO. 293.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1917 EIGHTEEN PAGES. .
SUSLtfffife. SINGLE COPY TWO "CENTS.
TO MEET- NA TION'S NEEDS IN WAR
THE WEATHER ;
15 ARE DEAD
Tornado Strikes Ogallala, Neb.,
' Doing Much Damage; One
. Invades Kansas, Destroy-.,
ing Property and Life.
Tornadoes invaded Nebraska and
Kansas yesterday, taking as toll
several lives and doing considerable
Ogallala, in western Nebraska,
was visitecVby a twi'jter that tore
down a portion of the business sec
tion, but resulted in no loss of life.,
but narrowly missed the public
Fifteen persons, are reported dead
at Andale, Kan., where a tornado
struck yesterday afternoon, and re
ports of loss of life cdtne from the
vicinity of Pcabody and Florenot,
Kan., where a tornado swept a path
a half mile wide.
Storm Strikes Ogallala.
Ogallala. Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.)' A, tornado hit Ogallala
from the south at noon today. The
twister passed directly over the busi
ness section of towii arid came down
in the residence section, destroying
several bams . and large trees. The
hrge cement 'block office of H. A.
Danrt was badly damaged. The large
porch was torn down, and the roof
tarried 1U0 feet.
The storm missed the high school
ibont fifty feet, but frying boards
ijrolcc several windows, cutting two
ooys quite badly and causing great
fright among the students.
The storm camcs after an all-night
tain of two inches. No Uvea were lost.
Fifteen Dead. ' '
Wichita, Kan., May 25. At least
fifteen persons were killed and 'fifty
injured late today when a tornado
struck Andale. Kan., fifteen miles
northwest of this city, Of the fifty
injured, the condition of at least six
'tonight appeared . hopeless." Tlid
vjioperty. damage was large. Andale
jirts a population of 2.17 persons.
A special train carrying doctors has
been sent from this city.
Wichita had a sevcfity-two miles an
!mur wind and .45 of an inch of water
tell ill five minutes.
Half Mile Path.:,
Topeka, Kan., May 25. A tornado
swept a path about half a mile wide
bt'tweeu'Teabody and Florence "ate
his afternoon, according to a report
teaching the Southwestern Bell Tele
phone Company here. The -company
also had a report of a tornado strik
ing about five miles south of Newton,
Tiiar Sedgwick. Reports reaching the
company say.scveraj persons have
yj)cei) killeif. . . i ,
Order for Liberty Bonds
-' Comes from Philippines
N'aw York. Mav 25. From the for
off Philippines has come the first'LibW
erty loan subscription to reacn mc
Liberty loan committee from extra
continthtal territory of the United
States. It amounts to $.'0,000 from a
busiuess concern at Manila, through
'.he Philippine National bank.
Charles C. Robinson, agent of the
bank here, announced today that the
bank has taken $500,001) worth of the
bonds to bp distributed in the islands,
and later will take $1,500,000 of cer
' lificatcs of indebtedness to be put into
the war loan. ' -'
He also said 25,000 men, are drilling
in the islands.
For ' Xelirftska UbmMIuI, probably
showers. . ,
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. .
Comparative Local Kecord.
1917. 1910. 1916. 1914.
Hiftlwf yes t tTriay. .
cuii t emtio, ralurcv.
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal t Omaha yesterday :
. Normal temperature 65
Ucfldeney for the Uay ; 4
Total deficiency since March J. 110
Norinar pferiplti.tiuM . . . . .13 Inch
F.xcetfor Uayi.. '.&2iueh
Total rainfall flnuv MurOj 1.... 8.62 inches
KxcehM Bimti March 1... 74 Inched
Icluleney for cor. period, 191 1. 3.11 fnchwa
Ucflclancy for cor. period, 1916. 1,47 Inchon
Keporta From Stations at 1 F. M.
Station and State , Temp. High- Bain'
of Weather. . 7 p. nO est fall.
Chi caff o. part cloudy.,. 56 9 .00
Davenport, cloudy OS
St. Lout, part cloudy., 6
Den Moinea, in In 60
Dodgo Clly. clear
Kanaa. OIIV. riill),,.,. 62.
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. "T" Indicates tra?e 'of prffipllatlon. .
' , L. A. WULbH, Melmrolosllt.
Brazil's Fleet Will
Patrol South Atlantic
Rio Janeiro, May is. According
to tha Jornal Do Commercio, it
was decided at a meeting of the
parliamentary and diplomatic com
missions, called yesterday by the
foreign minister, to adopt the prin
ciple of revocation of Brazil's neu
trality in -the war between the
United States and Germany and to
police the South Atlantic with the
Brazilian fleet. ,
ON AISNE FIELD
Detachment Composed of Col
lege Men Leaves French
Grand Headquarters for
the Firing Line.
(From a Suff Correspondent or tho Asso
Grand Headquarters of the French
Army in France, May 25. The first
American combatant "corps went to
the front today under Captain E. I.
Tinkham and Lieutenant Scully of
Captain Tinkham won the was
cross at Verdun.
It was a proud moment when the
first detachment of the American
field service, consisting mainly of
Cornell undergraduates, departed for
the Aisne battlefield. They were
.armed with carbines, attired in khaki
uniforms and drove American five-ton
motor cars. As they left the Stars
and Stripes floating over the canton
spread out in the breeze, and other
contingents cheered them on their
way. Clarence Mackay presented the
camp with the American flag, which
now flies beside the tri-color.
Other American Sections Drill.
The correspondent of the Asso-
I'ciated , Press .watched other Ameri
can sections, drilling tn preparation
for active participation in the fight
ing.', Anrong'thrm were detachments
from Andover, Dartmouth, Harvard,
J ohiis. JlQHkin - Yale; " Chicago and
Williams colleges, while a large body
from Princeton was awaiting organi
zation. Lieutenant JJaly, captain of
tlie Yale foot ball team of 1910, and
Lieutenant William Taylor of New
York were busy putting one section
into shape while Lieutenant Kennedy
French Officers Instructors,
French officers and Lieutenant J.
W. Ostehimer of "Philadelphia, w ho
won his rank -in the French army,
hi which he enlisted at the outbreak
of the war, have beerr appointed in
structors of the Americans at the
central training school. Some sec
tions are drilled according to the
French methods and .others accord
ing to the American.
Most of the Americans intended to
serve with the ambulance, but se
lected the fighting corps after the
United States decided to enter the
The military fashion . of taking
meals in France has been somewhat
'changed to meet the requirements of
the Americans. Breakfast, which is
scanty for the Frenchmen, has been
augmented and tho hours of other
repasts haw been modified.
Mrs. Drexel is Given ,
Divorce by London Court
London, May 25. A divorce was
In 1911 Mrs. Drexel left lier hus
band, a Philadelphia banker, who
lived abroad for several years. It was
announced that she intended to in
stitute divorce proceedings, but in
stead a separation agreement was en
tered into by which Mrs. Drexel was
to receive $50,000 yearly.
- In 1915 Mr. Urexcl filed a suit for
divorce in Paris and stopped the al
lowance to his wfie, resulting in a
number of actions in the French and
Prospects Good for Omaha
For Branch Reserve Bank
Mayor Dalilman, since talking with
Secretary 'of, the "Treasury McAdoo
Thursday, believes that Omaha is
likely to be selected as the location
for a branch of the Federal Reserve
bank of Kansas City.-
Omaha is 'in the Kansas City dis
trict. Recently legislation has been
introduced in congress providing for
the creation of branches of any of the
twelve Regional Reserve banks which
have a business so large that the crea
tion of branches would seem .advis
able. It is generally assumed that
the Kansas City district would get a
branch and Mayor Dahlman had the
matter up with secretary AlcAaoo.
More Loaned Britons
Washington, May 25. Another
Joan of $75,000,000 was nude to
Great Britain today by the United
States, bringing up the total loaned
that nation thus far to $400,000,000
and the total of loans to all the
A payment of $75,000,000 also was
made to Italy today as part of the
$100,000,000 loan announced some
The Italian government already
has receiyed $25,000,000 of the loan.
Britain No Longer' Menaced
by Starvation, Thanks to
Assistance of Ameri
London, May 25. "The successes
against submarines have resulted in
a distinct improvement m our food
situation," said Premier Lloyd George
in the House ot Commons.
The premier said more effective
blows had been dealt the submarines
during the last three weeks than in
any corresponding period of the war.
1 lie shipping losses tor May, the
premier said, probably would, show
a reduction from the April figures.
In speaking of the success of the anti
submarine methods he said:
American Aid Effective.
"We owe a considerable debt of
gratitude lo the great American peo
ple for tho effective assistance they,
have rendered and the cratt they have
placed at our disposal. Now that the
American nation is in the, war it is
easier to make arrangements for "the
protection of our mercantile" marine
than it was before."
Mr. Lloyd George, asserted there
was no "danger to the country from
starvation, but that the utmost eco
nomy of foodstulTs was still essential.
Subsea Campaign. Will Fail.
"The submarine menace need cause
no fear that tht war is going to
be lost for that reason," he declared.
"I see that today the Germans are
depending mainly on submarine war
fare for success," said Mr. Lloyd
George. "All I can say is that if that
is .their 1nain hope of success it is
doomed to disappointment. I say it
with a full sense of responsibility and
on behalf of the government after full
consideration of the whole facts.
"That does not mean that the peo
ple need not rconomize, that farmers
need not(plow their lauds. It means
that if every one does his duty, the
German hope of triumph in theNvar
based on submarines is the greatest
miscalculation hi the wbole" serifs of
miscalculations of that sated wp.
If every one does his duty patriotic
ally, each in his owii way to the com-
ffion stock, then I say the submarine
is not going to detcat us.
British Mission Goes to -Ottawa
on Special Train
Washington, May 25. The British
mission left Washington last even
ing for Canada. The official announce
ment was made today at the Slate
department. The mission will cross
the Canadian border some time, early
The mission left here (juicily last
night on a special train. The depar
ture, was withheld from publication
at the request of the government for
considerations of safety. v
As was the case with' the depar
ture of the French mission, Ameri
can newspapers, acting under a cen
sorship wholly voluntary on their part,
co-operated' loyally with the govern
Jap Citizenship Case
Goes to Supreme Court
San Francisco, May 25. The first
appeal for citizenship by I Japanese
ever to reach an upper federal court,
according to officials, was filed here
yesterday in the United States cir
cuit court of appeals by Ozawa, a
merchant of Honolulu.
Ozawa sets forth that he came to
the United States in 1902 apd since
has been refused citizenship both in
Alameda county, Oakland, Cat., and
in Honolulu. His point on appeal is
that an act of congress passed June
22, 1906, and relating to naturaliza
tions, does not refer to raccor colors
aim in its lytture supersedes other
acts which do.
Greek Freight Steamer
Odysseus is Torpedoed
New York, May 25. The Greek
freight steamer Odysseus, a vessel of
tons, which left New Orleans
tlie latter part of March for Mar
seilles, was torpedoed and Sunk )fy a
German submarine April 3, accordiiij?
tOk, two members of its crew, both
Americans, who arrived here today on
a .Norwegian vessel. The Odysseus
was former!;; the steamer Grcgorios
Livicratos, its name being changed
shortly before it left New Orleans.
The sinking occurred near the French
Border Army Division
" Climbs on Water Wagon
Fort Bliss, Tex., My 25. The bor
der arniv district went on the water-
wagon today when Assistant United
States Attorney Crawford announced
the provision of the new army law
prohibiting the sale of intoxicanting
liquors to soldiers and officers in
uniform would be strictly enforced.
the 1 Paso Country club bar will
close because it is near a hospital
unit. The officers' clubs here and in
the different camps will also close.
Asks That U. S, Demand
Freedom for Bohemians
Washington, May 25. Senator
Kcnyon of Iowa introduced a resolu
tion today providing thatwhen peace
terms are made the United Slates
shall insist upon independence of the
Bohemian slo.vak races. Discussion
was postponed. " ,
If We Must Have War Taxes
ONLY TEN MILES
Blow Struck at time of Politi
cal Crisis in Austria May ; .
Have Far Beaching
v BULLETIN.. .
Rome, May 25. (Via London.)
Italian troops engaged in the
offensive movement aouth of Go
rizia have captured the fortified
heights north of Jamiano, the
war office announced today. The
Italian positions have been ex
tended (till further, the announce
(. Valor ttl PrMi War 8wnmftj7.)
Austrian official statements, supple
menting the announcement from.
Rome, indicate that the Italian offen
sive in the Julian Alps and on the
Carso plateau is steadily growing in
importance and extent.
General Cadorna's guns already can
be heard in Trieste, but the wilder
ness of volcanic rocks and caves
which lies between him and his goal
makes a ranis! advance, under the
most favorable conditions, a practical
The most advanced Italian posts
are scarcely more than ten miles from
Hhe great Austrian naval base, but
his distance is not to be comoared
with an equal extent in an open coun
try, I he Italian b ow is struck at a tune
when political conditions in Austria'
Hungary have reached an acute phase.
The resignation of Count Tisza, "iron
man of the dual monarchy and
staunch pillar of the Austrian Par
liament, a step bitterly tought by the
bureaucrats since the outbieak of the
war and as bitterly contended for by
the democratic leaders.
The two events give decided color
to the numerous "reports that the
young Emperor Charles has demo
cratic icar.ings ana is consequently
opposed to the junker ring in Berlin.
Austrians Admit Reverse.
London, May 25. An official state
ment issued by the' Austrian war
office on Tursday admits Italian suc
cesses on the Carso plateau, but
claims that the Austrians inflicted
severe repulses upon their assailants
Austrian Parliament Meets,
Amsterdam, May 25. (Via Lon
don.) A Vienna telegram says that
in the course of a meeting of the
representatives of the lower chamber
Premier Clain-Martinio expressed the
hope that the session would proceed
in a manner to increase the reputa
tion of the monarchy abroad. He
mentioned bills which would be sub
mitted, including a coalition law and
one providing for a war profit tax.
The foregoing dispatch gives, the
first news that the Austrian Parlia
ment has convened. The convening
of Parliament, which has not been in
sessio since the outbreak of the
war, has been one of the most acute
political questions i in Austria. On
April 26 the government yielded to
the growing popular demand and an
nounced that Parliament would meet
on May 30. Premier ClanT.Martinio's
address was presumably delivered at
a preliminary gathering of'the depu
ties . , .
TO REGISTER ALL
f OF AGE FOR DRAFT
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Boards 'for Enumerating Eligi
bles for, War Service Filled
by Volunteers in Every
J County of State.
Completion under the selective con
scription law of registration boards
in the ninety-three counties of Ne
braska is announced by Governor
Keith Neville, wilh the additional in
formation that with few exceptions
the boards will be comprised of vol
unteers who will work without pay.
Williin jt single day of sixteen
hours every male citizen in the state,
including inmates of public institu
tions, between the ages of 21 and 31,
inclusive, must register or be liable
to punishment by confinement in a
penitentiary. The day. set is June 5.
Governor Neville expressed his con
viction that the work would progress
rapidly and be thorough, so that at
the end of the day at 9 o'clock at
night the registration would be fin
ished. It has been estimated there
are 130)000 men in the state who will
come under the law.
All Not to Be Called. ,
All of these men, of course, will not
be called to the colors; The Wash
ington government has sought to im
press upon citizens that "registration
does not mean draft," but simply the
securing of data upon which selection
will be based. .
When the registration is complete
the. figures will be telegraphed Gov
ernor Neville, who will in turn wire
them to Washington. In this con
nection the governor has urged reg
istrars lo advise him promptly at the
close of the day hc results of the
Governor Neville said registrars
had Volunteered quickly in all the
counties of the; state and that sheriffs
and county clerks, who will direct the
registration in the counties, had been
furnished necessary blanks and de
tailed instructions so that there would
be no delay.
The volunteer registrars 3.000 in
the state, or two for each prciict
are "almost without exception prom
inent men' A large number, many
more than needed, volunteered their
May Claim Exemptions.
Necessity that the registration be
thorough has been urged upon the
registration boards. Provost Marshal
General . E. H.Crowder at Washing
ton has issued a statement emphasiz
ing the fact that no man within the
prescribed age, limit except those in
the regular army or navy, the Na
tional 'Guard, in federal service or the
reserve" divisions of the naval service
are excused from registration for
U-Boats Capture Four
Swedish Trading Ships
Petrograd, Via IAndon, May 25.
(12:10 P. M.) Four Swedish steam
ers with cargoes of varied character
bound for Russia have been .captured
by a German submarine in the Gulf of
Bothnia, the official news agency an
nounces. Owing to the prceence of
submarines, it is added, traffic be
tween Finnish and Swedish ports has
DELEGATES UNANIMOUSLY CONCUR IN
RECOMMENDATIONS COVERING EVERY
PHASE OF NEBRASKA'S RESOURCES
Price-Fixing, Elimination of Waste, Distribution, Specu
lation, Marketing of Crops, Live Stock and Coal
Within Scope of Work Outlined by
Conservation Convention. ,
This is the platform of the State Conservation congress,
adopted as recommended by the policy committee. Not a single
dissenting vote was casW The recommendations are made up
from reports of the individual committees to which the differ
ent subjects were assigned at the opening of the convention:
Fixing Prices If the government finds it necessary to fix
prices of farm products it should also fix prices of products of
mines, forests and factories.
Elimination of Waste Waste in distribution is apparent.
Eliminate all unnecessary handling of foodstuffs.
War Taxation A supertax should be' laid upon excess
profits and incomes.
Marketing and Prevention of Speculation Wide publicity
of all facts'and statistics. Government to take control of all
storage warehouses and elevatbrs. Government to conscript
food at fair prices whenever necessary to break monopoly, pre
vent hoarding and secure proper distribution. .
Crops Prevent- gambling in foodstuffs. Don't conscript
men from farms until crop is harvested, and not thensunless ab
solutely needed. Save extra amount of corn fodder because
clover and alfalfa is badly injured. Sow turnips up to July 10.
Sow rape seed in corn after last cultivation. '
Live Stock Retain best animals for .breeding and sell oth
ers. Raise two litters of pigs annually. Cbntrol diseases. Util
ize' rough feed. Build silos. : . ,
Waste in Feeding Animals for Market Centers Stop
heavy feeding of stock for filling purposes at market centers.
Coal Urge local coal dealers to lay in winter's coal sup
ply immediately before cars are necessary for new grain crop.
Public Highways County officials inaugurate systematic
and economical method of improving and maintaining high
ways to market centers. . . . , .v.., v .- .
Labor State Council of Defense to secure complete sur
vey of labor situation in state so laborers can be' dispatched
where most needed.' ' . , : ..'. 1
Milling in Transit Secure rates from railroads and build
up this system. , ' ' V ;.- -W- s-vvw ? y t f . . ,
. .. . Home Economic Specialization -of-wnservation-in- the
"noMeis duty of women. Recommend preservation of foods by
canning, drying and other methods. Householders to raise own
vegetables wherever possible. Use substitutes for -meats.
More Home Economics-. Women I of Nebraska 'should
adopt conservative styles and greater simplicity iji'dress.sWear
dresses longer. Curtail refreshments at entertainments.
Banking Bankers urged to organize to assist in financing
production. ' ', ': .,' ,
Farm Machinery Manufacturers . must build this . year
fully as much machinery aslast year.. Farmers must look care
fully to upkeep and repairs of machinery. .. Machinery dealers
must keep repairs and parts on hand constantly. , . . ; ;
. Waste of Foodstuffs . in Liquor. Manufacturer-Congress
urged to use influence for law prohibiting use of grain products
in manufacture of alcohol.
Fruits Orchardists should control insect and ; disease
pests. Preserve perishable fruits by canning and drying.' Sur
plus fruits should bo given to needy families.. (
Gardens Every city and town should organize for gar
dens. All vacant lots should be put in cultivation. Grounds
available for next- year should be plowed and manured
Poultry Exterminate rats. Maintain birds intended for
meat until mature. Consumers should preserve eggs during
summer for ise in winter. Remove males from laying fjocks.
Dairying Stop slaughtering calves. Keep more . cows.
Feed cows better. Watch the pasture. Utilize foddeft Stop
wasting cornstalks. ;.'
Transportation Load and unload freight cars immedi
ately. Load to capacity. Use home-made goods. Construct
cold storage plants in all towns.
0MAHAN GOES TO FRANCE
' WITH PERSHING.
Charles Wynja, 2026 Harney street,
has been order 1 to Europe with
General Pershing's division.
Mr. Wynja is a field clerk in the
quartermaster's department. For sev
eral years he was stationed at the
Omaha depot. and his home. is in this
city. He has seen considerable e.x
.erience in-the -field. Three years
ago he was stationed for six months
at Vera Cruz.
For the last year ilr. Wynja lias
been at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Ac
companied by Mrs. Wynja. he came
north as, far as Kansas City before
starting east to report to Pershing at
New York. Mrs. Wynja returned
home Friday, -
1 Lilt Day of Congren. .
Today, the last day of the cohgreis,
was devoted to transportation, manu
facturing, financing and production.
Ballard Dunn, chairman of the corn
mittee on transportation, fold , the
congress- about the cost of bringing
foodstuffs into Omaha and showed
that the rates paid the railroads ior
hauling goods 1,000 miles or more
was not as great as the charges paid
draying companies to bring the goods
from the freight depots to the homes
in the city. - .
Following Mr. Dunn's address, an
interesting and spirited debate
brought out many important points.
The report of the committee on
manufacturing in Nebraska was read
by Charles C Quiggle, president of
the Nebraska Manufacturers' associa
tion, of Lincoln- Mr. Quiggle also
addressed the meeting and told many
interesting features of the working
up of raw material into the finished
product, as carried on in Nebraska
manufacturing plants. '
The woman'i department wis not
neglected during the day, there being
more women at the meeting on the
Auditorium stage than in the main
congress. - - - - ' "
Something of the clothing problems
was told by Miss Verda Williams,
wnile Miss Agnes Flannegau of
Wayne gave a most interesting talk
on meal planning and economic
dietetics. " ' ;
Miss Wilson of Lincoln, who was
slated to speak on food habits, was
not present and her place was taken
oy Prof. Pugsley. , The morning ses
sion, closed with a discussion on corn,
honey, beans and rhubarb. ,
At Afternoon Session. . i
The afternoon meeting, the last of
the congress, was opened by W. F.
Baxter of Omaha on "Speculation and
When the big meeting opened yes
terday morning it was found that so
many members had gone, to their
homes following llr. McAdoo's ad
dress Thursday, that there was scarce-
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