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VOL. XLVIL NO. 15.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING,". JULY, 5, 1917 TEN PAGES.
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MULFORD GIVEN THE FINISH FLAG FIRST IN AUTO
DERBY, LEWIS WINS 50-MILE GO;. ALLEY'S CAR WRECKED;
' U. S. TRANSPORT DRIVES A U-BOAT FROM AZORES
American Transport Aids Shore
I Batteries in Repulsing Diver;
- Russ Continue Their
v (By Associated Press.)
w. Lisbon, July 4. An American trans-
port joined in the firing at a German
submarine which bombarded Ponta
Delgada, The Azores, today, says an
official announcement by the Portu
guese minister of marine.
The transport, which was discharg
iugcoal, aided the land batteries in
forcing the submarine to withdraw
out of range. The announcement says
the submarine is still off the port.
The soldiers of revolutionary Rus
sia maintain their attempts to break
through the Austro-German lines in
eastern Galicia. Cheered by the re
sults of the fighting during the first
three days of July, they continue their
efforts, especially in the region of
Brzezany. and are throwing fresh
forces against the Teuton positions.
During Sunday and Monday, the
first two days of the new drive, the
Russians captured 300 officers and
1S.000 men and orf Tuesday and
Wednesday probably added several
" more thousand to the total. Twenty
nine guns and thirty-three machine
guns were taken from the Austro
(jermans. Violent artillery duels have been in
progress on the Koniuchy-Zlochoff
sector, on the Stokhod, in Volhynia,
and at' Brody, on the Galician-Vol-:
I Crown Prince Driven Bacjr. '
I tn rhimniorn nil 1n WKfern
1 ' ' ..' i i r" t - 1 -
front, the German crown prince has
made another desperate and fruitless
rffort to break, the French lines
northwest of Rheims. Attacking in
nyW'irwng aTTTreven-hiflc front, the
Germans made especially strong ef
forts around Cerny and Ailles And
against the Californie plateau. The
French repulsed all attacks with
losses. ' 1
- After checking the Germans, the
French took the initiative in a small
operation east of Cerny and captured
a strong salient, German attacks on
the left bank of the Mcuse were re
pulsed. Raids and patrol engagements have
occupied the German and British
further north. Several Austrian at
tacks on the Carso, south of Gorizia,
were checked by the Italians, Rome
Allied efforts to check the subma
rine war were successful last week,
,as the weekly statement of their
losses shows a decrease of eight in
the number of merchant ships sunk.
Twenty ships, fifteen over 1,600 tons
and five less , than 1,600 tons, were
lost, in comparison with twenty
eight in both categories the previous
L- anH ttiirtv-twn in each of the
two weeks preceding. In vessels of
a! 1 f AA .-.. ...1 flA f -l 1 1 1 n IT
more mail 1,W luna ouuiv mv. .o.i.wB
off is more marked, as there was, a
decrease of six. '
Honolulu Editor Charged
With Libeling Governor
Honolulu, June 27.-(Delayed.)
Roderick O. Matheson editor ot the
Honoulu Commercial Advertiser, was
arrested today on a charge of criminal
libel preferred on account of Lucius
E. Pinkham, governor of the territory
The charge preferred by Arthur M.
Brown, city and county attorney, is
that Matheson libeled Pinkham in an
editorial of Saturday, June 23, headed
"Under What Flag.-"' in which Mathe
son is accused of having virtually ac
cused Pinkham of pro-Germanism.
Matheson declared that he is de
termined to fight the suit. He ap
peared in the circuit court today and
was released on his own recognizance,
the hearing being continued.
For Nebraska Unsettled Thursday
and Friday, probably thunder show
ers in east portion Thursday; warmer
in southeast portions Thursday;
cooler Friday and in west portion
Temperature! at Omaha Yesterday,
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Kaiser to Give Iron
Cross to War Prisoners
London, July 4. Emperor Wil
liam, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Amster
dam, has decided that all German
men who have been made prison
ers pf.war shall receive the iron
cross on their return home after the
war if they can prove they did not
SOLEMN NOTE IN
Holiday Devoid of Much of
Noise That Has Character
ized It Before, But Patriot
ism Keynote Everywhere.
Following the custom of the past,
Omaha observed the birthday of
American liberty, but in many re
spects the observance was of a dif
ferent character than in the past.
There was not the usual noise and
hilarity. People, both young and old,
seemed to realize the solemnity of the
occasion and talked more of war than
they did of sports and games, that in
other years have been features of In
dependence day celebrations. It was
a sane Fourth.
So far as celebrations were con
cerned, the one in Fontenellc park,
held under the auspices of the North
west rederation of Improvement
clubs, was the feature of the day. In
fact, it was the only public celebration-
in the city and was attended by
10,000 to 15,000 people. The exercises
commenced at noon and concluded
late in the evening, a display of fire
works being the last thing on the pro
gram. At noon a flag raising was held, at
which the oration -was delivered by
Harry B. Fleharty, who told the story
of the flag and what it stands for,
taking oceasieti to remark that it has
been carried abroad and that now its
stars and stripes are on the battle
fields of France and that .there it will
wave until the allies of Europe are as
free as the people of this, country,
Oratory at Night.
At 7 o'clock last night Ben S. Ba
ker was the speaker. . He, like the
orator of the early part of the day,
laid much stress on the part that the
United States has taken in the war in
Europe, expressing the opinion that
at home the flag has waved over a
free people. The fact that it has been
carried to Europe means that it will
not be hauled down there until equal
rights are accorded to the allies.
During the day and evening in Fon
tenelle park four bands supplied the
music, alternating. At no time was
there a lack. The Italian Juvenile
band, the. Fontenellc Park band, the
Midwest Concert band and the Boys'
Park band played.
From 2 o'clock on sport features
had the right-of-way. Three base
ball games and a full card of races
held the boards. Races for men and
women and races for the boys and the
girls were run. They all attracted
their share of attention and in all the
entry lists were filled.
Recruiting Tent Popular.
The recruiting tent of the Sixth Ne
braska was one of the popular places
on the grounds and was in charge of
Captain Whipperman of the Omaha
battalion. Some twenty young men
signed up for enlistment and will be
The display of fireworks was on an
extensive scale "and was viewed by
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TOM ALLEY'S CAR, as4t looked below the Omaha speedway course off which, it dashed
early in yesterday's 150-mile auto derby, injuring Alley, but not dangerously, and inflicting
more serious injuries upon his mechanician, Billy Salmon.
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U. S. REPUBLIC
French and . British Entertain
Americans and Old Glory
Floats From Public
By Associated Tres..)
Paris, July 4. All. France celebrat
ed the Fourth of July. Paris turned
out a crowd that no American city
ever surpassed for size, enthusiasm
and profusion of Stars and Stripes.
A hattalion of the .first American
expeditionary force about to leave for
training behind the battle front, had
ts first official review in France and
as the center of the celebration.
Everywhere the American flag was
fying from public buildings, hotels
and residences and from automobiles,
cabs and carts. Horses bridles and
the lapels of pedestrians carried them.
Ihe crowds began to gather early
at vantage points. Rue De Varenne
was choked long before 8 o'clock this
morning, when the Republican
Guards' band executed a field reveille
under General Pershing's window
and all routes toward the Invalides
were thronged even before Pershing's
men turned out.
Crowds Overflow Court.
About the court of honor, where
the Americans were drawn up with
a detachment of French territorials,
the buildings overflowed with crowd
ed humanity to, the roofs.. All around
the khaki-clad men from the .United
States were trophies and souvenirs of
war German cannon, aeroplanes,
machine, guns and many appliances
for burning suffocating gas. Behind
them in the chapel separating the
court of honor from Napoleon's tomb
were German battle flags, trophies of
the Marne and Alsace, behind Prus
sian banners of 1870.
There in the chapel before the tomb
of Napoleon, General Pershing: re
ceived American flags and banners
from the hands of President Poincare.
Almost the fntir history--frvth
struggles ot the French against the
oermans looked down upon the scene,
from paintings portraying heroic in
cidents in rencn Datues trom Liiar
lemagne ; tcf Napoleon; , There was
a sharp contrast between the khaki
and plain, wide-brimmed . hats of
Pershing's men and the gay dress of
D'Artignan's plumed musketeers and
Citizens Greet Perthing.
The enthusiasm of the va'st crowd
reached its highest pitch when Gen
eral Pershing, escorted by President
Poincare. Marshal Toffre and other
high French dignitaries passed alongj
reviewing the lines of the Americans
drawn up in square formations.
Cheering broke out anew when the
American band struck up the "Mar
seillaise" and again when the French
band played "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner" and Pershing received the flags
from the president.
"Vive Les Americans," "Vive Per
shing," "Vive Les Etas Unis," shout
ed over and over by the crowd, greet
ed the American standard bearers as
The crowd that had waited three
hours to witness the ceremony , that
was over in fifteen minutes surged
toward the exit, cheering frantically
(Contlniifd on Pant Two, Colrimn One.)
Old Type British Destroyer
Is Destroyed by Mine
London, July 4. An old type of
British torpedo boat destroyer has
struck a mine and sunk in the North
Sea, it was officially announced this
afternoon. There were' eighteen sur
vivors from the sunken craft.
RALPH MULFORD, smiling: driver of Hudson car, who wai
given first place in 150-imiIe auto derby yesterday by judges
over protest made on behalf of Joe Thomas and Walter
Haines of the Mercer team. He also wins second in the
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PROBE GIVES WAY
TP GRAlfD JURY
Nevy York Mayor's Investiga
. tion f (Cruger Case Supple
merited by Order of Gov '
- ernor Whitman.
(By AiMcistod PrM.)
New York, July 4-Leonard Wall-
stein, commissioner of accounts, who
has been-conducting Mayor Mitchel's
investigation of police laxity' in the
case of . Ruth Cruger, murdered high
school girl, was ordered by the mayor
tonight to discontinue the inquiry, as
a direct result, it was announced, of
Governor Whitman's . instructions to
District Attorney Swann to begin a
grand jury investigation.
"All evidence, documentary and
other information, Commissioner
Wallstein had gathered during his in
quiry were delivered to the district
attorney Grand jury subpoenas
were- served today on several offi
cials at police headquarters and de
tectives attached to the fourth branch
bureau, where Miss Cruger's case was
' Page May Act. '
Rome. Tu'lv 4. Toseoh W. Gricor.
New York police agent, who has been
in Bologna in connection witji the
case of Alfredo Cocchi, slayer of Ruth
Cruger, was received today by
Thomas Nelson Page, American am
bassador. The American aeent dis
cussed with the ambassador the pos
sibility of interrogating the prisoner
through diplomatic channels.
To Deport All Germans
From Liberian Republic
London, July 4. Arrangements
have been completed to deport all
Germans from Liberia, it is learned
here. They will leave in a few
days, with trance as thfir destina
tion." THIRTEEN WOMEN
IN JAIL: CAUSE:
Demonstration Before White
House Ends in Members of
v Women's Party Going to
(By Aaaorlated Frei.)
Washington, July 4. Suffrage dem
onstration by members of the
woman's party in front of the White
House today 'resulted in a comedy
riot, eighteen arrests and much
amusement for a holiday crowd.
President Wilson was yachting on. the
Potomac at the time.
Thirteen members of the woman's
party are held at the house of deten
tion tonight for a hearing tomorrow
on a charge of unlawful assemblage
as a result of the demonstration.
They Twcupy two large rooms, fitted
with beds and chairs, their meals are
being supplied them from outside res
taurants and they say they have no
intention of starting a hunger strike
regardless of what sentence may be
inflicted on them.
Men prisoners are A. L. Simpson,
"John Jones," W. J. Cain and C. E.
Morgan, all of Washington, charged
with disorderly conduct in interfer
ing with the suffragists. Miss Kitty
Marion, a suffragist, but who is said
not to be a member of the woman's
party, also is detained owing to an
altercation she had with "Jones" over
the sale of a suffrage magazine.
Wrenches' Pole From Policeman.
Police ripped two banners out of
the hands of the suffragists and broke
the pole. Lucy Burns, one of the
leaders, was the only woman to vigor
ously resist arrest. She battled with
an officer for possession of a banner
she carried and finally triumphantly
wrenched the pole from the hands of
the large policeman.
A crowd of several hundred persons
saw the clash. While there was much
yelling, such cries as "send them over
to the kaiser," "they are idots," "they
have no sense," "they ought to be sent
up for life," were frequently heard,
the crowd apparently was good
The following women -were ar
rested: Lucy Burns, Joy Young, Vida Mil
holland and ""Mrs. L. A. Greene, of
New York; Miss Margaret Whitmore,
Detroit; Miss Elizabeth Stuyvesant,
Cincinnati; Mrs. Helena Hill Weed,
Norwalk, Conn.; Miss Gladys Greincr,
Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Alexander
Shields, Amarillo, Tex.; Miss Iris
Calderhead, Maryville, Kan., Mrs.
Annie Arneil, Wilmington, Del., and
Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Philadelphia.
One banner bore the following
quotation from the Declaration of In
dependence: "Governments Derive Their Just
Powers from the Consct of the Gov
Refuse, to Give Bail,
Upon refusal of the nrisoner tn
give cash bail for their appearance in
court tomorrow, they were ordered
removed to the house of detention
THOMAS AND HAINES FILE
nnnTroT m nnrrniusu nsnr.
MILTON SECOND IN BIG EVEN!
Manager of Mercer Team Insists That Two Drivers Took
First and Second in Derby, Although Flag Dropped
First for Ralph Mulford, Who Later Took
Second Place in Fifty-Mile Race.
Car. Time. M.F.I T. Prize.
1. Ralph Mulford
Hudson.. 1:28:53 101.26 $3,200
2. Tommy Milton
Dues'b'rg 1:29:57.07 100.34 1,600
3. Joe Thomas
Mercer.. 1:30:18.20 99.65 1,000
4. Eddie Hearne
Dues'b'rg 1:31:21.38 98.20 800
5. Billy Taylor
Hudson.. 1:31:27.69 98.10 600
6. Waiter Haines
Mercer.. 1:31:36.28 97.90 500
7. Dave Lewis
Iloskins. 1:34:35.59 95.80 300
1. Dave Lewis
Iloskins 29:03 103.27
2. Ralph Mulford
Hudson 29:29.20 101.69
3. Tommy Milton !
Duesenberg .... 29:29.55 101.37
4. Pete Henderson
Duesenberg .... 29:30.05 100.85
5. Billy Taylor
Hudson 30:14.82 99.80
SAY GERMAN SPIES
Arrest of Organization Leader
Brings Report That Teu
tonic Influences Cause
(By Awoclated Tnm.)
Scranton, Pa., July 4. With the ar
rest today of Joseph Graber, an or
ganizer of the Industrial Workers of
the World, charged with being a spy
in the employ of the German govern
ment, federal authorities declared
their investigation had satisfied them
that recent Rtrikes and agitation of the
Industrial Workers of the World in
the anthracite coal regions had been
stirred up by German agents with
the hope of lessening the power of
the United States in the waP by de
creasing coal production. Graber, who
was taken into custody by United
States Marshal James S. McGee, was
held without bail under the alien
"Information in our hands," said
John M. McCourt, assistant United
States district attorney, who has
charge of the investigation, "proves
the connection between the organizers
and leaders of the Industrial Workers
of the World movement here and the
German government. Graber, all or
ganizer of the Industrial Workers of
the World, is a German agent. Our
information proves that German
money has been poured into the dis
trict in an effort to cause strikes and
thus lessen coal production."
Beginning last summer, numerous
strikes occurred at the various mines
in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
Industrial Workers of the World
parades and demonstrations became
common. In the late summer Sher
iff Phillips raided an Industrial Work
ers of the World meeting at Old
Forge, near here, arresting 3 0 men.
Recently twelve strikes have been in
progress in this vicinity. One strike
at Duryea tied up 800 men because
it was alleged a religious fanatic
would not join the union."
Elkus Party Arrives
Safely in New York
' Kew York. July 4. Abram I. El
kus, former United Sta
oor to iurkey, with whigh this coun
try severed diplomatic relations last
April, arrived here today. Mr. Elkus
was accompanied by Ins wife, three
children and attaches of the embassy
at Constantinople. The party was
brought from the steamship to,the
Battery on a police patrol boat after
being informally welcomed at Quar
antine by a citizens' committee. Mr.
Elkus will be officially welcomed
home with ceremonies at city hall to
morrow. 496 Warrant Officers
Given Naval Commissions
Washington, July 4. Resignation
of 496 warrant officers for war com
missions in the line and staff of the
navy was announced tonight by Sec-
cidry uanicis, wno said he expected
a large percentage of them to per
form their new duties so that their
promotion guld be made permanent
after the war. This will be the larg
est jtmhi, of men ever commis
By FRED S. HUNTER,
With his foot hard down upon the
throttle pedal and driving like mad,
Smiling Ralph Mulford, next to Bar.
ney Oldfield, the ranking veteran of
the automobile racing game, staged a
Garrison finish in the third annual
Omaha motor derby yesterday after,
noon and sent his Hudson No. 9
thundering across the finish line in 1
His time was 1:28:53, an average of
101.26 miles an hour, the fastest time
ever made in a long distance race on
the local speedway. "
Despite the fact that he was forced
to roll into the pits two times to make
tire changes while some of his
. a.1 t- -t- - i! J
without a stop. Smiling Ralph,
tooled his super-Six to victory in
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WAITS OPPORTUNE TIME.
Mulford waived all claim to first
place during the early stages of the
race, seemingly content to lie back for
the big drive, which he set in motion
later in the race.
He let Louis Chevrolet set the pace
for the first fifty laps and rode in
fourth place, with Chevrolet, Kirkpat
rick and Joe Thomas ahead of him.
When Chevrolet dropped out with a
broken ' axle, Mulford, of course,
moved up to third position, but took
it .easy anl it was not until after
. i r . . . .. l
ninety taps oi me race naa oeen run:
when Kirkpstrick rolled into the pits
io qjusT,,,mia3ing,, spagcpiugs, tna:.
mumtnnpn Tegan urave his Hud-
son the gas. v?
Then this hero of a hundred nerve
racking races blew his competitors to
a touch of, high life. He stepped on
the pedal and sent his blue mount
sailing by Thomas and into first place,
which he held until Starter Fred Wag
ner had given him the checkered flag.
Muford drove a great race. Twice
he had to stop for tires.' The first
change occupied 21 seconds and the
second change 35 seconds, but despite
these two " halts, Smiling Ralph -brought
home the bacon.
Milton Gets Second Money.
Tommy Milton: in a Duesenberg
won second money. . Never halting
for an instant in his erueilinir string
gle, Tommy drove a steady, consistent
calcinating race and it won him a
good share of the prize moncv. de.
spite the fact that several of his rivals
possessed faster mount;. '? Jmmy tliu
not make a single stop during the en
ure race. . ins time was 1:29:57.07,
or an average of over 100 miles an
When the race was run, Joe Thomas
in a Mercer was given the checkered
flag for second position and Walter
Haines in a Mercer third money, while
Milton was believed to have finished
fourth. A rechecking of the timing,
however, which lasted until the wee
small hours this morning, showed that
Milton had finished second, while
Thomas was third.
Haines, it was found in the rccheck,
instead of being third, finished sixth.
Some Men Advance.
Eddie Hearne in a Duesenberg,
originally given fifth place, was ad
vanced to fourth while Billy Taylor,
whom it was first thought had finished
outside the money, came in for fifth
place. Haines was sixth and Dave
Lewis, first given sixth place, was
dropped back to seventh, while Andy
Burt was crowded one position out of
the coin. '
Thomas' time for the 150 miles was
1 -.30:18.20. Hcarne.'Taylor and Haines .
finished right behind him.
Taylor duplicated Milton's feat of
driving the race without a stopBilly
drove a steady, consistent race, never
faltering a moment, but plugging
along with a staunch confidenc in his
car, and he succeeded. Taylor's Hud
son is three or four miles an. hour
slower than M'ulford's car, but piloted
under the skillful guidance of Taylor
it was driven into the money.
. Lewis in Hard Luck.
Dave Lewis drove a hard luck race.
Three times tires shot on him and
each time Dave's stops in the pits were
long ones. With better tire luck
(Continued on Vuge tteven, Column Three.)
The Bee's New, Offices
For convenience of pa- ,
trons and efficiency of
distribution The Bee
has added five new''
branch offices. Here's
the whole list:
MAIN Off kit. ... . . .Bea Buildinf
Ames Office.. ..4110 North 24th
Lak Of fie 2516 North 24th
Vinton Office. . . .... 1715 Vinton
Park Office. . .2615 Leavenworth
Walnut Office 819 North 40th
South Side..., 2318 N St.
Council Bluffi... .14 North Main
Get in touch with the
one nearest to you.
sion; w American navy at one
(Continued on faae Mne, Column Flvt.)
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