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VOL. XL VII. NO. 41.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1917 FOURTEEN PAGES.
'nJT'a.a'Ki. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
SAMB NEBRASKA TROOPS
TRY TO BRING
Lobeck Places Advantages of
Omaha Before Gen. Sharpe;
Howell and Manley on
Way to Washington.
of The Omaha, Bee,
725 Fourteenth SI., N. W.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)""
Washington, Aug.'3 (Special Tele
gram.) With the possibility of Fort
Crook being practically abandoned on
or about August 20, the .state troops
having departed for Deming by that
time, Congressman Lobeck today
urged upon Quartermaster eGneral
Sharpe the advantage of a quarter
master corps camp or cantonment at
Fort Crook, according to the official
A quartermaster's corps training
camp is soon to be established. About
3,200 officers from the officers' training
camps now in operation will be sent
to the new camp for additional train
ing jn work1 for the quartermasters
The camp will also accommodate
from 10,000 to 20,000 enlisted ment, to
be formed into quartermaster corps
units. A staff of instructors will be
required, and assistant instructors will
be darwn from non-commissiined of
ficers already in the service.
Form Technical Units.
The camp will be used for the for
mation of special and technical units
such as motor campanies, wagon
companies, stevedore regiments, labor
companies, supply companies, repairs
shops, salvage shops, etc. The camp
building will follow the cantonment
plans with such variations as special
work will call for.
Several sites are under considera
tion and announcement of choice will
probably be made soon.
Representative Lobeck presented
extensive daato to General Sharpe,
showing the advantages of Fort Crook
from a railroad and supply point of
view, essentials for consideration by
R. Beccher Jlowell and Robert
Manley are expected in Washington
tomorrow to urge upon the proper
authorities, the construction of water
mains and the completion of the
boulevard fron Omaha to Fort
I. W. W. Is Stabbed
Salt' Lake City, Utah, Augv 3
With a deep bayonet wound in his
back, received when he resisted Na
tional Guardsmen who arrested him,
Gustav L. W. Longfars, an admit
ted Industrial Worker of the World,
is-in the Salt Lake county jail. He
arrest was effectc 1 at Bingham after,
it is alleged, he had cursed the gov
ernment and damned the United
Twenty-Four Lives Are
Lost on Steamer Motano
London, Aug. 3. Eight naval gun
ners were lost when the American
tank steamer Motano was sunk by a
submarine. Sixteen members of the
crew also perished.
The Motano, of 2,750 tons gross,
was sunk by a German submarine on
July 31., It was announced from Lon
don on August 1 that twenty-two sur
vivors had been landed.
For Nebraska Generally fair Sat
urday; warmer in extreme east por
tion. For Iowa Saturday fair and
Temperatures at Onmha Yettterduy.
it a. in."
ti a. m 4
7 a. m 66
8 a. m 71
a. m 75
10 a. m 78
11 a. m 80
12 m 83
1 p. ra
3 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m.....
6 p. tn
ti p. m
7 p. m
8 p. m
Comparative Local Beeord.
1917. 1916. 1915. 1914.
Hfghest yesterday.... 88 6 68 88
Lowest yesterday.... t4 78 62 66
' Mean temperature.... 76 87 69 77
frecipitatlon , .00- .02 T .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha yesterday: -
Normal temperature 76
Total deficiency since March 1 138
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Deficiency for the day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March X. .. .16.75 Inches
Deficiency stnee March 1 1.11 Inches
Defticeney for cor. period, 1916. 7 7 Inches
Excess fur cor period, 1916 1.07 Inches
Reports From Stations at J I". M.
Etatlou aud Slale 'letup. High- italn-
of Weather. i p. m. est.
Cheyenne, Vart cloudy . . st a
yfavenport, clear 82 t6
Jjenver, part cloudy,... 9 84
De .Molueg, clear 86 t
Dodge Cliy, clear ) o
Lander, part cloudy... 84 u
North Platte, clear.... 94
umaha, clear 8t fcs
FueDlo, part cloudy.... 92 yt
Rapid City, part oiuudy.
Bali Lake City, cloudy. 88 88
banta it, part cloudy. 'i4 's
BnoruUn, cioudy 82 94
piou -ity, clear...... 84 8
Aal'-ntine, part cioudy. 9t . 2
"X" Indies les trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
Armed Bands of Negroes, Ten
ant Farmers and Indians in
Oklahoma Destroy Crops
and Burn Bridges.
(By Associated Tress.)
Oklahoma City. Okl., Aug. 3. Or
ganized bands of negroes, tenant farm
ers and Indians, whose purpose is to
defeat the selective draft law in Okla
homa have terrorized three counties
in the central part of the state, partly
destroyed two bridges, abandoned
their crops, severed wire communica
tion and planned raids on ranches
and stores, according to reports re
ceived by Governor Wilh'ams.
Late today it was undecided wheth
er to send National Guardsmen tn
quell the disturbance or to organize
civilian companies, familiar with the
country which is rugged and choked
A representative from the govern
or's office, who has just returned
from Seminole and Pontotoe counties,
where the various bands are operating,
recommended the latter plan and sug
gested the men should be heavily
armed and instructed to "shoot to
Posses Are Formed.
Sheriffs and prosecuting attorneys
in each of the counties are forming
posses in an effort to forestall the
rioters, wno are organized into sev
eral bodies, the strongest of which
is known as The Working Class union.
with a membership of 300. This or
ganization is said to be supplemented
by I. W. W. agitators and a smaller
group known as the "Jones family."
Seminole county seems to be the
center of the disturbance. Trouble
had been brewing since the passage
of the draft law. Many tenant farm
ers of the county have turned their
stock into growing fields, killing some
of the cattle for food. Holdeis of
mortgages on both stock and crops
appealed to Sheriff Grail, who with
Deputy Sheriff Cross was fired on
from anibush late yesterday while
conducting an investigation. Deputy
Cross suffered slight wounds.
Bridges Damaged, Wires Cut. v,
The railroad bridge crossing the
South Canadian river between Francis
and Ada was damaged either by dy
namite or fire early today and all
wire communication into Francis cut
"Almost at the same time a Missouri
Pacific trestle near Gore was dyna
mited, but not materially damaged.
Few suspects have been arrested.
Most Popular Cafe in
Berlin Closed by Police
Berlin, Aug. 2. (Via London, Aug.
3.) Victoria cafe, which is situated
at the corner of Unter Den Linden
and Friedrichstrasse, and probably
the most popular and heavily patro
nized of all Berlin cafes, has been
closed for violating the food regu
lations. U. S. to Investigate
Illinois Race Riots
Washington, Aug. 3. Federal in
vestigation of the race riots in East
St. Louis, 111., on July 2 by a congres
sional joint committee was urged
before the house rules committee to
day by Representatives Rodenberg of
Illinois, Dyer of Missouri and a dele
gation of negroes.
Young Officer of "Dandy Sixth"
Comes From Real Fighting Stock
Lieutenant Aubrey S. Kenworthy
of the Sixth Nebraska, who was this
week detailed to take charge of the
Omaha Ambulance company, is but
25 years old. Yet all this has hap
pened to him:
When 17 he went to Mexico on a
pleasure trip. There was some fight
ing going on then and he couldn't
resist the temptation to get into it
so he iwined the federal army and
fought five months for Mexico.
Then he came back and joined the
Nebraska National Guard. He was
in Company G of the old Second
Nebraska infantry, where he served
for some. time. When the present
Mexican trouble started he was de
tailed by special order to the Twenty-sixth
.United States infantry at
Harlingen, Tex. He served there in
Company C till his fighting qualities
paved the way for a more responsible
position. He was transferred to the
machine gun company December 1.
This just suited Kenworthy, who
wanted to be where the fight was
the thickest. He got three bullets in
his leg, but that did not stop him.
With the machine. gun he could mow
down several hundred Mexicans a
minute and he "hopped to it" with
joy. He took part in four engage
ments, at Hot Springs, Encinctas.
Mexicala and Tejuana. As he
"I mowed down more Mexicans
than you ever saw."
When he returned from the border
he was made first lieutenant in the
His next change was to the new
Sixth regiment, then being organ
ized. Here he was first lieutenant
and adjutant of the first battalion un
til the order this week, which placed
him in charge of the ambulance company.
TOMOME TO CAMP AT DEMING
t . .-.-..amm 1 $
31 KOCTION IN THE USE
instruction in the use of
officers have entered the
the committee on public information.
tilG GUN. .INSTRUCTION
BUY CITY WATER
Federal Judqe Rules Stock
Yards Company Has No Right
to Furnish Supply of
Omaha packing houses must buy
their water from the Omaha munici
pal water pl;.nt, according to a ruling
made by Federal Judge T. C .Munger
Judge Mungcr ruled that the South
Omaha Stock Yards company has no
right to turmsli water to the packing
The decision was given in the
Water board's suit to enjoin the stock
yards from providing water for pack
ers. A yearly revenue of $150,000
thus is saved for th4 municipal plant.
Judge Hunger held that an ordi
nance granting a South Omaha water
franchise to the stock yarfs expired
in 1914 and that a legislative act of
1913 granted the exclusive right to
sell water in Greater Omaha to the
Metropolitan Water district.
The stock yards company may use
water from its own plant for its own
Labor Injunction Case
Put Over Until Tuesday
Further hearing of the injunction
suit brought by Attorney Genera!
Reed against the Business Men's as
sociation and Omaha unions has been
pet over till next Tuesday morning,
when it will come un before Tudsre
Leslie, Judge Sears and Judge Redick,
sitting in equity court.
The case was to have been heard
on its merits Friday, but Attorney
General Reed, who is representing the
state in a, case in federal court, asked
tOTfTKAJT XTT X lWRB
He also found time to win a medal
for expert rifle shooting nd one as
expert rifleman. He holds a' gold
medal for deeds of daring performed
while in service.
Kenworthy is a fighting man by
nature and family tradition. Mis
father was a fighter and lie had five
uncles who were captains in the
union army in the civil war. A sam
ple of his spirit is shown in one inci
dent. While at Waterloo some time ago
he was in a sham battle. An 800
pound cannon ran over him. He told
no one lie was hurt and fought five
hours with a broken ankle.
tested r L- ;; ...s"11' tJVjV j
OF BIG CALIBRED GUNS Class of artillery students receiv
disappearing guns at a United
coast artillery service. This
Teutons Held Austro War
Note for Over 14 Hours
Washington, Aug. 3. Germany
had possession of Austria's ultima
tum to Serbia fourteen hours before
it was delivered to Belgrade, accord
ing to positive information which
has reached officials here and which
was made public today for the first
It was stated that Former For
eign Secretary Zimmerman admit
ted this himself when pressed very
closely as to Germany's foreknowl
edge of the action of its ally which
precipitated the European war.
U. S. DECIDES TO
TAKE OVER SHIPS
NOW UNDER WAY
Nearly All of Seven Hundred
Craft Now Building in Amer
ican Yards Will Be Com
mandeered at Once.
By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 3. Immediate
commandeering of most of the ves
sels under construction in American
ship building plants, was decided on
today by the shiping board.
The step is preliminary to the re
quisitioning of American tonnage al
ready on 'the seas and will be taken
to speed construction so that the
yards may be cleared for building
ships for which the government has
There are building in the yards of
the country about 7(J0 ships, totaling
more than 1,500,000 in tonnage, most
of it for foreign account.
Hulls and contracts both will be
taken over, the final disposition of the
foreign craft to be left to negotiations
between the United States and the
governments concerned, l lie com
pleted American ships will be retained
by the bonrd for operation.
lan Made By Goethals.
Commandeering of tonnage build
ing was one of the features of the
program for ship building announced
by Major General Goethals just be
fore his resignation as manager of
the fleet corporation was accepted
by President Wilson. Chairman
Denmane blocking of this program
was one of the things that led to Air
Denman's removal by the president.
General Goethals plan tor con
structing two great government-
owned shipyards for building fabri
cated steel ships will be taken up by
the board latere It is understood Rear
Admiral Capps, now manager of the
fleet corporation, is opposed to the
form of contracts proposed by the
general for this work and that the
whole scheme may be abandoned. In
that event the fabricated ships would
be built in private yards for govern
The board probably will make no
move toward requisitioning American
tonnage already on the seas for sev
eral days. Several legal hitches are to
be straightened out before any ships
are taken over.
Pork Bill Ready for Wibon.
The conference report on the $27.-
000,000 rivers and harbors bill was ac
cepted today by the house. The senate
agreed to it yetserday. It now goes
to the president.
Found On Cotton Farm
Paragould, Ark., Aug. 3. Dressed
as a boy and hoeing cotton on a farm
in the northern part of this county,
Flossie Smith, 15 years old. who two
weeks ago mysteriously disappeared
from her home here, was found to
day. A widespread search had been
made for her and two young men had
been arrested following her disap
pearance, one of them charged with
The girl said she had tired of home
life and decided to seek adventure in
States fortress where 1,500 stu-
photograph has been passed by
ATTACK ON ARRAS;
ARE BEATEN BACK
Teutons Overrun Crown Lands
of Bukowina Taken by Russ
in Last Drive: Weather
London, Aug. 3. A state of siege
has been declared in the whole
Greek department of Attica, includ
ing Athens and Piraeus, according
to a dispatch from Athens to the
Exchange Telegraph company. -
The department of Boeotia, ad
joining Attica on the north, also
was placed under martial law.
(Ansoclnleil Fress War Hummsry.)
Today's British official report re
vealed that the Germans last night
delivered an attack on the Arras
battle front, filing into the British
line on Infantry hill, an important
eminence east of Monchy Le Preux.
There was a swift reaction by Gen
eral Haig's forces and by this morn
ing part of the lost ground had al
ready been regained.
Likewise on the French front in the
Aisne region there have been violent
German attacks. The French were
ready for these, however. The strike
was delivered on a front of about
half a mile in the vicinity of Cerny.
It failed under the French fire, the
crown prince's troops suffering heavy
On the Russian front the Austrian
crown land of Bukowina has again
been virtually overrun by Austro-Ger-man
forces, which are enabled to ad
vance by reason of the recent dis
asterous break i the Russian lines to
the north. A Vienna dispatch today
reports Czernowitz, the capital, once
more in Austrian hands, while Petro
grad announces that Kimpolung, in
southern Bukowina, has been evacu
ated. Czernowitz Changes Hands.
Czernowilz has changed hands fre
quently in the ebb and flow of the
fighting during the course of the war,
but was considered to have become
Russian virtually beyond dispute when
General Brussiloff swept all of Buko
wina free from Austrian forces last
year and advanced far westward from
the Bukowina border. It remained
for the disorganization that developed
in the Russian armies last month to
upset these calculations.
The Flanders front, where the great
offensive launched by the entente on
Tuesday is still being held up by un
favorable weather, remains the cen
ter of military interest.
Along the other sections of the line
in the west, however, there is notable
activity, suggesting attempts to de
flect the course of the main entente
Four Hundred New Mexico
Miners Suspend Work
Santc Fe, N. M., Aug. 3. Four
hundred members of local union No.
3227 of the United Mine Workers,
employed by the Albuquerque and
Cerrilos Coal company at Madrid,
this county, have decided by formal
resolution "at the call of the national
organization" to suspend work until
the men deported from Gallup are
The resolution asserts these men
were United Mine Workers "and in
no way . aliated with what is known
as the Industrial Workers of the
It is also declared in the resolution
that the strike at Gallup is due solely
to the repudiation by the Gallup
American Coal company of the old
contract between the men and former
owners of the mine. The sheriff and
a number of deputies have gone to
Madrid to attempt a solution of the
situation. The strike, in the belief of
John McLennan, distric secretary of
tlie united Mine Workers of Amer
ica, may spread throuehout the
GENERAL HARRIES' BRIGADE
WILL LEAVE FOR TRAINING
POINT WITHIN NEXT FEW DAYS
Little New Mexico Town With Population of Only Five
Thousand Confronted With Problem of Caring for
Army of 30,000 Men Soon to Fight in France;
Not to Mobilize at Fort Crook.
V ..ksii s)k
BRIG. GEN. GEO. H. HARRIES.
Cnnimsndlnf Nebraska Ilrls;ale.
DRAFT EXAMS IN
Commence at Six O'clock in the
Morning and Will Continue
Over Sunday if Work is
DRAFT EXAMS TO FFJDAY
Ex- To Be Re-
District, amined. Passed. Exam'd
First 28 16 12
Second 37 31 6
Third 0 0 0
Fourth 85 74 11
Fifth 62 53 9
Sixth 109 91 18
Totals 321 265 56
Fourth district exemption board
will begin examining drafted men on
a wholesale scale Saturday,
Nearly 100 men, one-third of the
quota for the Fourth district, have
been called for examination.
Tests are to begin at 6 o'clock in
the morning and continue till late at
The Fourth district wi)l furnish 287
men for the national draft army, ac
cording to revised figures from Gov
ernor Neville's office.
Because of the large number of
exemtpions expected to be claimed, it
probably will be necessary to examine
more than double that quota to get
enough draft soldiers.
This applies to other districts as
well as the Fourth, for to date only a
small per cent of the men examined
have announced they will claim no
Work on Sunday.
Acting County Judge Sundblad,
chairman of the Fourth district board,
announces men will be examined Sun
day in case any of the examinations
scheduled for Saturday are not dis
Of the thirty-two men examined
by Fourth district physician Thurs-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Two.)
For Six Months
Every Month a Gain .
Paid Advertising In The Bee
(Warfield Agency Measurements)
IN INCHES. 191G. 1917. Gain.
February 31,070 32,796 1,726
March 34,274 38,306 4,032
April 39,602 42,267 2,665
May 36,810 37,115 305
June 36,142 37,550 1,408
July 29,924 31,842 1,918
Six Months; .' 12,044
Only Omaha Paper
0 to Show Steady Gains.
Keep Your Eye On The Bee
Improving Every Day,
Everything now indicates that tlie
members of the Nebraska brigade,
some 6,000 men, will soon be on their
way to the training camp, near Dem
ing, N. M. The railroads that wilt haul
the boys to the southern camp, it is
understood, have received orders to
mobilize their equipment for the
Just when the movement of the Ne
braskaus will occur is known only to
the War department, but the orders
are expected any day. In view of the .
fact of this movement there will be no
mobilization of the regiments at Fort
Crook, or elsewhere. Instead, the men
will be picked up at their home towns,
where they are in camps, and in car
lots conveyed to some central point,
where the troop trains will be made
up and then hurried on to the canton
ment at Dcjning.
In the transportation of the troops,
they will make the trip in day coaches,
it being impossible to gather together
enough sleepers to handle the move
ment. Sixth Ready to Move.
The "Dandy Sixth" is ready to start
to Deming at a moment's notice. The
boys may have to go in civilian
clothes, however, as their uniforms
have not yet arrived.
"But that will be all right," said
Lieutenant Keating at the recruiting
office. "They drilled with broomsticks
at the beginning of the Spanish
Amerjcan war, so I guess we can,
Orders have been received from
Washington Xo muster tlie Sixth into
service at once. Colonel Fred . Mack,
commanding the regiment, haa arrived
at Lincoln from St. Petersburg, Fla.,
to take active charge. Colonel Mack
formerly was in comand of the Sec
At the same time orders were re
ceived to mobolize the Sixth, the var
ious companies were ordered to be
mobilized at their home stations ready
to entrain for Deming.
Great Camp at Deming.
It may be a short time it may be
two weeks or it may be a few days
the entire Nebraska brigade will be
on its way to Deming, N. M. There
they will be whipped into shape and
equipped with "all possibly speed that
they may join the United States
soldiers-now fighting in France.
Men from each regiment, the sani
tary departments and different of
ficers are even now working at top
speed to get the camp ready for the
6,000 of Nebraska men wfio are
In addition there will be thousands
of soldiers from Iowa, Kansas and
other states, all of whom, must be
taken care of.
Deming has a population of 5,000.
In a few weeks it will have an addi
tion of from 25,000 to 30,000. Besides,
the soldiers will come an army of
civilians. The families of the officers
and many others will come south to '
be near the troops.
Deming is Wild.
With all this' in view the town of
Deming is wild with excitement.
What to do with all the civilians no
one seems to know. The best guess
now is that he who goes to Dem
ing should take his own shelter and
equipage with him. Who wants a
hotel room must engage it far in ad
vance, else take chances of sleeping
with the stars for a canopy. All the
stores available are occupied. Busi
ness men are flocking to the city from
everywhere eager to have some of
the gold Uncle Sam will give his men
in khaki. Buildings are going up all
through the business district and the
realty market is soaring to an ex
treme never known before. Every
man who owns a building lot is
building on it.
An El Paso merchant offered the
owner of a small plate on Pine street
(Continued on Pace Two, Column One.)
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