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VOL. .XLVII. NO. 53.
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FAREWELL TO MEMBERS OF
COMPANY L, OFF FOR FRANCE
Reck Island Station Crowded With Citizens Who Came
. to Witness Entrainment of First Troops
Bound for Des Moines and Then
to War Across the Ocean.
Ten thousand Council Bluffs residents gathered at the
Rock Island station at 6:30 this morning to bid goodby and
good luck to Company L of Council Bluffs, who left for Des
fyloines enroute for France.
The company, which was at fully
war strength, ISO men, was given one
of the greatest demonstrations ever
witnessed in this Iowa city. Cheer
ing frantics, with tears streaming
down their faces, mothers, wives,
sweethearts and even men with gray
streaked through their hair could not
suppress their emotions as these stal
wart sons of democracy bade a last
Cheers for the United States, for
the entente allies, for the command
ing officers and for the khaki-clad men
hemselves rolled over thev station
time and again. The great crowa
overflowed for blocks around the
Council Bluffs station.
-The soldiers after entraining
quickly raised the windows to ob
tain a last look at their relatives not
all, however, for in many instances
the soldiers sat stolidly in their seats,
fearing to trust themselves with an
other glance at home and mother.
A short stop at Des Moines, then
on to the Atlantic coast, where they
will entrain for the battle torn fields
of France, is the program that con
fronts Company L. Their honor in
being chosen as one of the first group
of men to he sent abroad is in rec
ognition of their truly, remarkable
showing both in drilling and war
People began gathering at the Kock
Island station as the first streaks of
dawn crept over the Iowa bluff east
of the city, preferring to be too early
rather than too late.
- Company L is in command of Cap
tain Clifford' Powell of Council Bluiis
and First Lieutenant J. Mead.
Whistles Toot Loud.
As the long train slowly gained
momentum with its cargo of heart-in-their
throat soldiers aboard the en
gineer tied down his whistle to clear
the track of reluctant parents. Whis
tles all over the Iowa city were also
tied down, while brass bands played
"So Long, Mary," "Goodbye, Little
Girl, ''Goodbye" .and "America,
Wake Up." , '
For several minutes after . the train
had rounded the bend carrying Coim-
Blults boys, some ot wnom may
make the supreme sacrifice ior tlieir
ountry, the vasFmultituae 01 peopie
silent. The silence, However,
Street cars were hurried to the de
pot to care for the throng, but the
heart-heavy people preferred to walk
in the brisk morning air in a vain
effort to let mother nature help lift
their weary feet, and still their throb
"Vlv Cod." cried one mother. I
wonder if the Oerman Kaiser k
HVW many uv mv n - -
in this world. Will peace ever come?
How we will appreciate and under
stand what a wonderful thing is peace
when it again settles over the world.
Company L is gone.
I Denver & Salt Lake Road
$ Inn Honrk nf RfffifiiverS
Denver, Colo.. Aug. 17.The Den
ver and Salt Lake railroad was placed
'in the hands of receivers today by the
1 district court of Adams county, sitting
; at Brighton, Colo. The action was
) the result of a friendly suit on a claim
! for $15,000 by McFhee and McGm
! nitv. a lumber concern of Denver.
For Nebraska Fair; virmfr.
Temperatures at Oman YcUerilay.
1 917. 1916. 1910
iifchest yeste ilay
7 S 68 S
00 '.00 '. .00
Temperature and precipiLiition iK'pariures
from the normal:
A'ormai temperature 75
Etoesa for the day
lb. 49 inches
I iSeflclency for the day
TVtal rainfall ilm-a .March 1...
WfTiciency ainc-e yiarcii i
petlcieniy for cor. period. 191C.
Bf-xoua for cor. pnriod, 1915...
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tiition and Stato Tmi. High- Raln-
of Weather. J p. m. est.
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port, clear.. ...... 7S 84
clear.... 75 8 4
Moines, clear ,. Si' M
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f Ii ,6 a. m 65
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WAR TAX BILL
BY U. HENATE
Will Raise Two and One-Half
Billion Dollars; Autos Will
Be Taxed According
Washington, Aug. 17. Disposition
by the senate today of many uncon
tested provisions of the $2,006,000,000
war tax bill almost cleared the way
for the sharp fight, which probably
will begin Monday over income and
Among important features disposed
of during the day were the wine and
motor xehicle -schedules. The re
visions of the finance committee levy
ing between $40,000,000 and $50,000,
000 on owners of motor vehicles, in
stead of $68,000,000" on manufacturers,
I as proposed by the house bill were
adopted as were tne increased rates
on wines, estimated to raise $21,000,
000, against $6,000,000 under the
house rates, . '- .
.House provisions leving av5per
cent tax upon gross sales of many
manufacturers and designed to raise
$118,730,000 also were formally elim
inated, the new automobile and other
reduced exise taxes being substituted.
The senate also accepted the fi
nance committee's aqtion in striking
out the house provision for additional
federal taxation of inheritances, de
signed to raise $6,000,000. New Eng
land senators protested that inheri
tances are a prime source of local
state taxation and should not be inter
fered with by the federal government.
Automobile Section Amended.
An amendment to the automobile
section, suggested yb Senator Knox
and adopted, imposes a surtax of $10
for each $500 value on cars costing
more than $3,000. As accepted the
section provides the following motor
vehicle taxes, payable by owners of
those not used exclusively for busi
ness purposes: '
Motorcycles, $2.50; automobile cost
ing under1 $500, $6, annually; costing
between $500 and $750, $7.50; costing
$750 and $1,000, $10, with $5 addi
tional ior each $dW up to J,uw ana
, $J f each $-00 aboye $j 00fJ
The tax based upon original list
price would be reduced by 10 per
cent for each year's use of the ma
chine up to a gross allowance of 50
Navy League and U. S. Navy
... Sever All Connections
Washington, Aug. -17. All unoffi
cial connection between the navy and
the Navy league was severed today
by order of Secretary Daniels, as a
result of the recent action of the
league headquarters in charging that
investigation of the recent fatal ex
plosion at Mare Island navy yard was
being blocked by influence of labor
Thousands of women throughout
the country are knitting sweaters and
other articles for sailors under the
auspices of the Navy league. Today's
notice means that these will not be
accepted unless tendered through
some agency other than the present
officers of the league.
Alleged Opposition to
Draft Under Investigation
East St. Louis, 111., Aug. 17. Of
ficials of the Department of Justice
are investigating an alleged sedition
ary movement in southern Illinois
counties. Farmers are said to be or
ganizing a league to oppose the send
ing of drafted men to France.
For weeks, it is stated, petitions
have been circulated among men of
draft age, asking them to take an oath
that they will refuse to go to Europe
and will use .force if necessary to pre
vent transporation to France.
Ashunt Says L W. IF.
Washington, Aug. 17. Senator
Ashurst of Arizona denounced the
Industrial Workers of the World to
day in the senate. --
"With the Industrial Workers of
the World, perjury is a fine art and
murder has been reduced to a
science," the Arizona senator de
clared. "After murder has been
committed and a man is brought
into court, the organization pro
duces fine alibis. I have been asked
the meanin of I. W. W. It stands
for Imperial Wilhelm's Warriors."
-- ' ftpeT soflT 5 n
""Wheat and Meat Daily
Washington. Aug. 17. Traveling
salesmen's organizations compris
ing about 600,000 members have
pledged themselves to a wheatless
and meatless meal every day, the
food administration announced to
day. FRENCH CHECK
Germans Hurl Forces Against
New Allied Line in Vain Ef
fort to Recover Lost
London, Aug. 17. French troops
in the Ypres area have progressed
in the neighborhood of the River
On the British portion of this
front, according to the official re
port from British headquarters in
France tonight, there has been no
change and the Germans have
ceased their counter attacks.
The French and British troops
have captured twenty-four German
The number ofprisoners taken
by the Canadians in the Loos-Lens
sector now has reached 1,120.
The Canadians have organized
and made secure the positions cap
tured yesterday and 'have made an
advance west of Lens.
(Ity Associated Prriut.)
The Germans made violent and
repeated efforts last night to regain
important positions recently wrested
from them by the! French and British.
They gained some small advantages
on the Verdun front; otherwise the
only result of their attaqks was to add
to the heavy losses which they have
sustained in their tierce local offen
sive Operations of late.
"The British .report three-counter-attackAagainst
their new lines rtear
Loos. At the second effort the Ger
mans gained slight successes at points
but were driven back again and the
third assault failed to shake the Brit
ish defense. Heavy artillery fighting
is reported in the Ypres sector, where
the British, after gaining high
ground in yesterday's attack on a
nine-mile front, were finally pressed
The attacks on the. French were
made at widely separated points. In
Belgium the Germans attempted to
recapture the ground taken by the
French along the Steenbeke river, but
met with no success. On the Aisne
front the Germans made vigorous as
saults near the Californie plateaus .nd
east of Cerny. Shattered by the ter
rific artillery fire of the French, the
German infantry formations were
swept back with heavy losses.
On the Verdun front heavy fight
ing was resumed with a German
stroke on a front of two kilometers
between Caurieres wood and Bezon
vaux. At points the attackers suc
ceeded in gaining a foothold in the
foremost French trenches, but subse
quently they were driven out of the
greater part of these position.
British Air Men Busy. ,
British aviators yesterday dropped
several tons of bombs on military
establishments in Belgium. The
French brought down two German
airmen in Belgium and forced two
others to- land back of the German
lines. ( -
Another winter campaign is re
garded as inevitable by Lieutenant
(Continued on Page. Two, Column Three.)
Hoover's Wheat Corporation
Has New York Headquarters
Washington, Aug. 17. New York
will be made headquarters of the
food "administration's $50,000,000
wheat buying corporation. Julius
Barnes, president of the corporation,
and his staff, it was anounced to
day, will go to New York within
a few days to open general offices.
Twelve branch offices in the wheat
buying centers will report direct to
the central organization.
A committee under President Gar
field of Williams college, which will
set a price for the 1917 crop of wheat,
will make its report before Septem
ber 1, the date on which the wheat
control becomes operative.
'He Ain't No Good Nohow;'Nebraska
Man Asks Son Be Drafted
Following is an exact copy of a letter received by the district ex
emption board from a western Nebraska town.
The letter is from a patriot that thinks his son should go to war.
He declares he will take care of his son's family:
"Provo Marshall General Crowing Dear Sir: in regard to this Draft
bill there are so many that need to go to the army that is' talking so hard
against it and make lite of it.
"I have a son that ought to go. I have raised 7 boys to men grown
and my father was in the Civil war and I hate a coward and I have a
son-in-law that ought to go.
' "Now don't overlook this for I can take care of my Daughter's family
and my son's Wife's father can take care of her. They will probably
make a fus about it but Don't you pay no attention for my soninlaw is
so mean to her I think it will dew him good.
"They are already living in my house and have my chickens and
cows to make a living off of and I want to get read of him.
"Now you come to O'Neill and you will find out there is the most
slackers hear and I wouldn't doubt but these examiners can be bought
off for most people can in this town on anything else. I don't think it
is eny more than fair that some of the bunch goes. So that is the 2 they
can go and you see that they go."
VON HINDENBURG Probably the most remarkable per
sonal portrait study ever taken of the "strong man of Ger
many," Field Marshal von Hindenburg. The picture shows
him seated at his desk, musing over a map.
tieId marshal Vox'
Police Find Veritable Liquor
Stockade in Lower Section
of City, Where Principals in
Tragedy Secured Drinks. 4
-1 i '
Viola Smith, confessed murderer of
Louis McCarthy' Friday lold in police
youi t a pitifut tale-, of wrong1 livirin
which resulted in the early morning
A day passed in drinking followed
by violent quarrels with her common
law husband led to the murder.
Bonney Walters, furnished the po
lice with information early yester
day of a shack in the rear of 1208
South Fourth street suspected of har
boring liquor and when this place
was investigated thirty gallons of
whisky, which' they allege is the prop
erty of Guy Brown, 12li South Fourth
street was discovered.
It is from this place that Viola
Smith obtained the liquor which led
to the tragedy.
The whisky that was consumed at
the party at the Smith home last
night she alleges was purchased from
Guy Born, Frank Hassen and "Bugs"
Eddie Mullen, all of whom she says
bootleg in the vicinity of Sixth and
Pierce streets. They have been pur
chasing liquor,from these men at va
rious times for the past month she
says. Arrests Made.
Warrants were immediately issued
and Born was arrested charged with
illegal possession and illegal sale of
intoxicating liquor. Mullen and lias
sen are being searched for.
After a quarrel in which the char
acter of the women in the party was
assailed Louis McCarthy left the
home of Mrs. Viola (Smith after stat
ing that he would come back and
"kick her head off" according to the
version of the affair given by the mur
deress. All had been playing cards
and drinking together all evening.
Upon the return of McCarthy, for
the key to her home. Bonney Walters
says, Mrs. Smith shot through the
front door. McCarthy gained enter
ance' through the kitchen and in a
scuffle in the parlor was shot to
After warning McCarthy to stay
away from her Mrs. Smith drew a
revolver which he attempted to take
(Continued on Pane Two, Column Two.)
Iowa Man and Texan Named
As Agricultural Secretaries
Washington , Aug. 17,Clarence
Ousley of College Station, Tex., and
Raymond A. Tearson of Ames. la.,
were nominated today by President
Wilson to be assistant secretaries of
agriculture under provisions of the
food survey law.
rsS X A . - i :
PLAN OF POPE, '
Corriers d'ltalia Declares Pro
posal Coincides With Views
of Lloyd George w and
Rome, Aug. 17. "The pope's peace
proposals are true restoration' in. the
sense 'of LI yd Georges last speech
and consjjtute a peace as outlined by
President Wilson, while they also cor
respond to peace without annexation
or indemnities supported in other
quarters," says the Corrierc d'ltalia,
the semi-official organ of the Vatican.
The paper adds that the pope's note
does not propose to return to the
status quo and suggests the restora
tion of "the old kingdom of Poland"
as it was before being dismembered
by the three empires.
The note suggests autonomy for
Armenia, a rearrangement of the col
onies and the return of Alsace-Lorraine
and Trent and Triest to their
"It is possible that the central
powers will consent to make peace,
imposing upon them such sacrifices
and obliging them to pronounce, as
Lloyd George said, the word 'restora
tion'?" asks the Corriere d'ltalia.
" Washington, Aug. 17. Premier
Lloyd George's optimistic speech in
the British Parliament was in
terpreted here as a preliminary indi
cation of the attitude the allied na
tions may he expected to adopt to
ward any question of peace on a basis
which might permit Germany, as a
conquerer, to dictate terms. ,
News of the premier's speetfh came
while the State department was re
ceiving by cable from tlie British for
eign office the text of i'ope Benedict's
message to the leaders of all bellig
erent nations proposing a basis for
peace negotiations and earnestly ap
pealing for its consideration. -
In entente diplomatic quarters and
among government officials Mr.
Lloyd George's announcement of im
provement in food conditions remov
ing the danger of England being
starved into submission, his assurance
that losses through submarine at
tacks continued to decrease, and his
declaration that their would be suffi
cient tonnage for 1918 and for 1919
if necessary, were hailed joyfully as
a sign oi orcai criiain s saie ; osuioii
and firm attitude.
The pope's message was laid before
President Wilson by Secretary Lan
sing. Important conferences, which
must precede a reply, will begin
shortly, but necessarily some time
must elapse before the response goes
Strike Agitation Again
Reported from Berlin
I Copenhagen, .Aug. 17. A renewal
j of strike agitation in war industries,
evidently on the part of extreme so
cialists, is reported from Berlin. A
semi-official notice says that circulars
are being distributed in munition fac
tories advocating a walkout,
Tiie notice appeals to the workmen
not tobc misled and not to desert
and betray their brothers fighting in
the west and east.
I Preliminary Hearings on
Coal Prices Open in Chicago
j Chicago, Aug. 17. Public hearings
j preliminary to plans for fixing the
! price of coal opened today before
Judge O. N. Carter, who has been
appointed director of coal for Illinois
by Governor Lowden.
; Arguments have been prepared for
' submission by mine owners, retailers,
; officials of miners' unions and railroad
j representatives. The hearing is ex
pected to continue for several days.
"WE'RE ALL RIGHT"
IS MIGHTY SLOGAN
OF OMAHA BOYS
Mothers, Sister and Sweethearts Weep as Flower of
State's Young Manhood Entrains for Great Camp
at Deming to Make Ready for War on Teu
tons Across Broad Atlantic.
"Tell the world we're all right!"
This was the parting message of the boys of Company C of
the Dandy Sixth and Company G of the Fighting Fourth, who
at 4 p. m. yesterday left for Deming to traip for foreign service.
Some fellow in the rear car shouted it as the train lay wait
ing in the shed where hundreds of loyal mothers, wives and
sweethearts lingered for a farewell sight of their "boys" before
they leftperhaps forever.
TO FORT RILEY FOR
Secretary Baker Approves Or
der That Will Send Nebraska
Men South to Kansas
Washington, Aug., 17. Secretary
Baker today approved the disposition
of the 087,000 men of the first draft
as recommended by the provost mar
shal general. The average number 'of
men allotted to each of the sixteen
cantonments is approximately 4.1,000.
Those allotted to Fort Riley, Kat,
include troop from Kansas, Missouri,
South Dakota. Nebraska, Colorado,
New Mexico,; Arizona, -40,5 JR. f
Des' Moines Troops from North1
Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois,
Sonic changes were made in the
plans for assigning drafted troops of
the national army to cantonments
which will result, in sending men al
ready assigned to a cantonment to
some other. '
May Send Federal Troops
West to Check I. W. W.
Washington, Aug. 17. Sending fed
eral troops io Washington, Oregon,
Montana and Idaho to keep war in
dustries moving and to check disor
ders, is regarded by officials as a pos
sibility in the near future, should the
threatened Industrial Workers of the
World strike attain serious proportion
and the civil authorities, state and
federal, in the affected area, be unable
to meet the situation adequately.
1 he Departments of Justice and
Labor, the board of mediation and
conciliation, the. food administration
and other government agecies were
studying with some apprehension to
day the situation in the northwest and
were prepared, it was said, to take im
mediate steps to meet any develop
ment. State Dairy and Drug Men
Co-operate With Government
Harrisburg," Pa., Aug. 17. James
Foust, dairy and food commissioner
of Pensylvania, president of the na
tional organization of Dairy, Food
and Drug officials of the several
states, today anounced the appoint
ment of a committee to co-operate
with the national government food
control. The committee consists of
Mr. Foust, Commissioner Newman,
P.Illinois, secretary; Commissioner
John P. Street, Connecticut; II. E.
Barnard, Indiana; E. F. Ladd. North
Dakota; Benjamin A. Purcell, Vir
ginia, and eGorge F. Flanders, New
The committee will meet in Wash
Bpycott of Socialist Paper
Called Unjust by U. S. Senator
Washington, Aug. 17. Exclusion
from the mails of The Masses, a New
York socialist publication, was as
sailed in the senate today by Senator
Hardwick of Georgia, as arbitrary
and unjust. He said he proposed to
introduc a resolution asking the
Postoftice department for information
regarding its action.
Canadian Grain Exchanges
Stop Future Wheat Trading
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Aug. 17.
Trading in wheat for future delivery
wiM cease on all grain exchanges in
Canada on August 31. Official no
tice to this effect was posted today
on the Winnipeg Grain exchange on
orders from the board of grain su
pervisors for Canada.
Wants Congressmen To
Give Up Liberty Bonds
Washington, Aug.. 17. Members
of congress would be prohibited
by a bill introduced by Represen
tative Morgan of Oklahoma from
purchasing or owning Liberty
bonds. Members who fix the inter,
est rates on the bonds should not
be permitted to hold them, he con
tends, 4 -
Q WE'RE ALL RIGHT.
The soldiers in the car took up tht
slogan and then it rolled on to the
next coach, till tht whole train almost
rocked with the mighty shout "Tell
the world we're all right."
While gray-haired little mothers and
sweet young sisters sobbed, while
young wives clung close in a last em
brace of their loved ones, and toddlers
cried "because mamma does," not
knowing why, the echo reverberated
prophetic of the valiant part the sol
dier lads are so son to play "Tell
the world we're all right." -"Tell
the world we're all rightP
This was the parting message of the
boys of Company C of the Dandy
Sixth and Company G of the Fighting
rourth, who at 4 p. m. yesterday left
for Deming to tram for foreign serv
ice. . . ..
Some fellow in the rear car shouted
it as the train lay waiting in the shed
where hundreds of loyal mothers,
wives and sweethearts lingered for a
farewell sight of their "boys" before
they .left perhaps forever.
The soldiers in the car took up the
slogan and then it rolled ,011 to the
next coach, till the whole train almost
rocked. with the mighty shout j'Tc-11
,'thef world we're $11 right." '
rlVhi grayhairecl little fathers and
Sweet young sisters sobbed, while
young wives clung close in a last em
brace of. their loved ones, and toddlers
cried "because mamma does," " not
knowing why, the echo reverbated
prophetic of the valiant part the sol
dier lads are so soon to play "Tell
the Vvorld we're all right."
And to, oh, how many came a vision
a scene of death and glory mingled,
a line of youthful soldiers charging
up a hill, a sickening clash as foe
meets foe and then victoryl
We're All Right.
And as they charge, from the lips of
the dying and the living ring the ex
ulting cry "Tell the world we're all
As it sounded yesterday in the rail
road station, the friends waiting, those
who had been brave up to the last
moment broken down. But the boys
smiled bravely still and though their
young hearts were aching with sorrow
for the weeping women tliy were
leaving behind, they showed no sign,
hut carried themselves as soldiers to
The call for the two companies
came but a short time before they
were to go. There was little con
fusion, however. Captain Whipper
man, and his aides, Lieutenants Met
calfe and Benjamin, worked like tro
jans and by 2 o'clock every comfort
kit, was packed, every blanket rolled
and every cot and suit case loaded on
the trucks and off for the station.
There was a sharp summons, and a
quick blast from the little bugler out
on the steps of the Auditorium
sounded the "hurry-up" call. Before
the spectators realized what was hap
pening the men were swinging along
the street on the way to the station,
(Continued on I'aice Two, Column One.)
Two Canadian Planes Meet
In Mid-Air; Aviator Killed
Toronto, Ont, Aug. 17. Two air
planes flying at high speed crashed
together 800 feet in the air at the
Armour Heights aviation camp today,
one of the machines bursting into
flames and plunging to earth, killing
the aviator, Cadet S. II. J. Dorr. The
victim's neck was broken and his body
badly burned. The other aviator,
whose name is withheld by the Royal
Flying corps, wa9 able to manage his
machine and reached earth safely.
First Half of August
Advertising in The Bee
(WarfieM Agency Mcaurement)
Record Breaking Gains
1917 Display Advertising in
Same Days Last Year
Keep Your Eye on The Be
Improving Evtry Dny .
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