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" . , w iuuiN 1917 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
MONTE SAN GABRIELE FALLS
BEFORE ITALIANS' OFFENSIVE,
- WITH TRIES! AS ITS OBJECT
Cadorna's Men in Possession of Last Austrian Stronghold
in Gorizia District; Germans Prepare to Abandon
Large Territory Swept by Shells From
LeadingActors in Great Real Life Drama
Being Enacted in Court Room at Red Oak
FIVE PER CENT OF
NOW IN UNIFORM
Recruits Arriving in Fourteen
Cantonments; Omaha Dele
- gation Leaves Today for
1 . Fort Riley. ,
(By Associated Press.)
Italy's long years of preparation and General Cadorna's
strategy and ability as commander continue to bear fruit in the
great offensive the Italian arrnks are now waging for Triest.
Although official announcement is lacking, there seems
little re&son to 'question dispatches from various sources that
Mo:tte San Gabriele, the last of the Austrian strongholds in the
Gorizia district, has been taken by the Italians.
MAY DOMINATE PLATEAU.
Now that his troops have taken
this peak the way seems cleared for
psneral Cadorna to complete his
domination of the Baisizza plateau
and push on into the Chiapavono val
ley, driving a wedge in between the
Austrian northern and southern
armies on the Isonzo front.
On the Franco-British front the
British hail of shells being dropped
upon the German lines in Flanders
is causing the Germans to contem
. plate abandoning a wide expanse of
territory there now being swept by
ueneral Haig s big guns and those of
the French co-operating with him in
the Belgian campaign.
The launching of the next entente
push is apparently imminent and as
a measure of preparations the Ger
mans are reported to be removing
the civilian population of a district
extending twelve miles or more to
the east of the present front in West
Flanders, as far as the Thourout
Courtrai line, embracing an area of
some 200 square miles.
. To Flood Lowlands.
, One theory advanced for the re
ported, evacuation is that, the German
command, dreading the effect of; the-
next drive, is preparing to flood the
lowlands by diverting water from
the River Scheldt, thus blocking al
lied progress. Another supposition
is that the Germans, lacking the men
to hold the present lines , firmly
enough, are preparing for another
Meanwhile the air forces, on both
sides are active, not only immediately
back of the opposing lines, but in
widely , extended fields. Germany is
pushing its air campaign against Eng
land to an extent that is leading Lon
don to wionder, as one newspaper ex
presses it, if Germany has got "its
great air offensive" ready before that
of the British.
The British have carried out ex
tensive bombing raids in Belgium,
hitting the Bruges docks, where the
Germans have a submarine base, a
heavy blow. Airdromes also were
bombarded with good effect.
CHIEF JUSTICE GAYNO
JUDGE BOISE TO RED 0
TRY KELLY, COUfiT ANN
Selection of Jury Begm VWith Stern1 Rebuke of Kelly V
' Lawyer by Court for Facetious Reference to Attor-
ney General Havner; Senator Jones Men
; f - tioned in Examination of' Venire.
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Friendship of Japan is -Pledged
to Lower House
Washington, Sept. 5. Viscount
Ishii delivered Japan's message of
friendship and co-operation to the
United States before the house of
representatives today, in company
with the other members of the Japa
nese mission. ! He gave.1 a solemn
warning that enemies, of both coun
tries were working to estrange them
and expressed his confidence that the
friendship of the nations would pre
vail over the intrigue.
Introduced by Speaker Clark in a
few words, V&count . Ishii was re
ceived with a' great demonstration
from the floor and crowded galleries.
For Nebraska Partly cloudy; cooler.
Temperature! at Omaha Yesterday.' . v
i , Hiehest yesterday...
,J I-owest yesterday...
Mean temoerature. .
t a. m.., ..,,,
( a. m...
. 7 a. m. .........
8 a. m
9 a. m
II a. m.. , .
11 a. m
1 p. m ....
2 p. m. ....... i.
3 p. m
4 p. m
5 p. m
( p. m.
1 p. m
S P. m
1917. 1916. 1915.
70 C5 63
30 78 74
Temperature at precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 63
Excess for the day. . 11
Total detlclency since March' 1 195
Normal precipitation ' .10 Inch
Deficiency for tha day , .10 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 19.78 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 1.55 Inches
Deficiency (or cor, period, 1916. 3.72 Inches
. Deficiency for cor. -period, 1315. .16 inch
Benarta From Station at 7 P. M.
Station and State . Temp. High. Bain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 60 70 .02
Davenport, cloudy , 82 86 .09
Denver, cloudy 74 78 T
Des Moines, part cloudy, 78 80 .00
' Dodse City, clear 92 88 , .04
Lander, cloudy 60 . 72 ' .00
North Platte, pt, cloudy JO N , .00
'Omaha, clear 75 8 .80
Pueblo., part cloudy... 82- ' 88 ' .00
Rapid City, cloudy 66 68 .00
, Rait Lake City, rain,... 68 86 .00
Santa Fe, clear T6 82 .00
Sheridan, cloudy 64 72 .00
Sioux City, cloudy 70 78 .00
j Valentine, part cloudy,. 66 70 .00
X Indicates trace of pircIHetJna... .
L A. WELSH, iletcorologist
Washington, Sept. S. The first of
the national army went into uniform
today. Into fourteen cantonments
poured groups of recruits, the first
5 per cent quota of the draft army.
Each ' group on its arrival was
stripped of civilian clothing and sup-
Elied with khaki uniform, army,
at, shoes, leggings, blankets, rifle,
ammunition belt and other accoutre
ments of a soldier. Training will
'start tomorrow. The second quota
oMO per cent joes jto camp SeptenH
sMC 4Vs , ?
Reports to Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder indicated that the mo
bilization was proceeding smoothly..
Most groups took morning trains,
although those from some western
states may not reach camp until late
tonight or tomorrow. '
Camp Upton, at Yaphank, L. I.,
and Meade, at Admiral, Md., were
the only cantonments not ready to
formally open today.
- Omaha Men Leave Thursday.
The men selected for service with
the new national army from Omaha
and the northern counties of the state
will leave today for Camri Fun-
ston at Fori Riley, Kan. v
Ihe out-of-town delegation will be
met at the station, Thursday by mem
bers of the Commercial club and with
the Omaha members will be tendered
a iarewell luncheon by the business
men of the city. F.'A. Brogan will
make a short address.
At 2jp. m. the men will assemble
at the cpurt house, and with the Sixth
regiment headed by General Harries
as an escort of honor will march to
the Union station, where they en
train for Camp Funston.
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
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XJ;jfess Oscar Wknsivattd. JfMUfavtier 3&Jkvilte
BIG BOOZE HAUL
IN BASEMENT OF
Forty-Eight Hundred Dollars
, Worth of Bottled Beer in
j?: Barrels; Managet: Gets
Sixty Days in Jaitr
Acting upon orders from Chief of
PolicefDunn and City Prosecutor Mc
Guire, the morals squad, led by Ser
geant Russell, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday
night again raided the Millard hotel.
They found eighty-one barrels of
beer in one corner of the basement.
A truck was called from the Oma-
ha Transfer company, which hauled
the liquor to the police station in
six loads. Six dozen bottles are con
tained in each barrel. The liquor) is
valued at $5,832 in Nebraska now
adays, i ,;
Police arrested Paul Krueer. man
ger at the hotel, for the illegal pos
session of liquor. Kruger was later
released on bonds. '
The beer was branded Hamm Malt
liquor, evidently from St. Paul, Minn.
The police are ouzzled when the
liquor was shipped into Nebraska.
Last nights raid was the third at
the Millard hotel, and the lartrest
confiscation of liquor since the state
In police court yesterday at the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
MILLERS GET ALL
WHEAT BOUGHT BY
NEAL FIRST DAY
Entire Business of Handling
Wheat Taken Over by the ; :'
;r v Government : With- " ' ; v
'n . out Friction.
With the government in absolute
sontrol of the buying, selling and dis
tribution of wheat coming to the mar
ket, Charles T. Neal, food adminis
tration agent, acting under the direc
tions of Food Administrator Hoover,
after the plan has been operation one
day, has this to say:
"The buying of wheat by the gov
ernment is progressing satisfactorily.
This operation is entirely a new one
and naturally the different phases,
such as grading, must be worked out.
Millers took all of the wheat arriviW
Un the floor of the Omaha Grain
exchange Mr. Neal was in the mar.
ket taking over all of the grade wheat
ana paying tne price fixed by the gov
ernment for the particular " classes,
varieties and grades. ,
Grain Dealers Satisfied. , '
Omaha grain dealers are well satis
fied' with the plan now in operation
for the handling of wheat, for it gives
them their selling commission with
out having a cent invested in the
consignments. What to thent seems
remarkable is the smoothness of the
operation of the new plan of buying
Up to last Saturday the buying,
seuing ana marketing 01 wheat was
looked upon as the most gigantic cor
poration in existence, with a capital
of millions of dollars invested in the
business. In one day the whole un
derwent a change, eliminating every
element of speculation, something
that had existed for years. And this
was all done without any friction or
aisturDance m Dusiness anairs.
Believe I. W. W. Responsible
For South Dakota Farm Fires
; Sioux : Falls, S. D., Sept. 5. (Spe
cial.) -Two farm fires in the vicinity
of Britton are believed to have been
due to activities on the part of mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of the
Wbrld organization. The large barn
on the farm of Henry Sasse was com
pletely destroyed. The barn con
tained only a few sets of harness and
about three tons of hay.
At about the same time as this fire
some unknown person ran two boxes
of matches through a separator be
longing to James Shaft, which was
operating on another farm only a
few miles away. Quick action saved
the machine from destruction. The
farmers of the neighborhood are thor
oughly aroused and are talking of or
ganizing a Vigilance committee for the
capture and summary punishment of
those responsible for these acts of
Mrs. Helen Morris Married
To Former British Single-Taxer
Chicago, Sept 5. Mrs. Helen Swift
Morris, widow of the late Edward
Morris, Chicago packer, was married
last night at her home here to Fran
cis Neilson. former liberal member
of the British House of Commons for
me jiyue umsion oi mesnire, it was
announced today. '
Francis Neilson hs attained prom
inence for his espousal of the single
tax. He is a great-grandson of David
Hume, the historian, and cousin, of
Gladstone, the statesman. His home
is in Boston.
LARGE SUM FOR
Five Thousand Five Hundred
Dollars" Donated to Charit
able Movement by People '
of the City.
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naruaoie umana emptied ' its
pocketbook yesterday to the irresist
ible army- of 250 attractive young girls
and matrons, making the big official
tag day the most successful ever held
m the Gate City, contributing $5,497.48
lu vnc visiting wurse association.
This sum being over $1,000 more
than was ever given on any previous
Equipped with small red coin bags,
arm bands bearing the Visiting Nurse
insignia and machines flying the IV.
N. A." pennants, the volunteers be
gan tneir duties before 8 o'clock.
"People began giving earlier than
usual and did not wait to be asked
in most instances," said Mrs. Barton
Millard, who was in charge of the
All Join in Drive. ,
Enlisting the efforts of small lads
too young to be at school and even
the elevator men in some, of the
buildings, the workers left no stones
unturned to reap a worthwhile har
vest for the home institution.
Mrs.. W. R. Adims. "the Visiting
iNurse. roomer ot umana,': appeared
at the headquarters in the United
Mates National Bank building at 10
o clock with $55 which friends of this
unselfish old lady had brought to her.
She remained all day at the oost with
ine committee in cnarge. which in
cludes the following women; 'Mrs.
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Three.)
France to Fix Prices 1
of Potatoes and Beans
Pans. Sept. 5. The. minister of
provisions has announced that begin-
f P. f 4 .
rung on ocpicmDer is ne will as
sume control over the prices of all
potatoes and beans grown in France
ana will determine for each region
raising these products the prices
which may be charged for them. All
trade prjees wijl be decided by . him
on the basis of recommendations
from departmental committees. The
prices established will be revised
every two months and no exporta
tion of, these vegetables from the
department of origin will be permit
ted except upon certificate . '
MEN AT ARMOUR
OUT ON STRIKE
Advance in Wages Promised,
But Employes Demand More;
Men Are Orderly as they
Listen to Speeches.
Excitement was at fever heat all
Wednesday over the strike , situation
at Armour . & Co.'s packittsr Dlant
At noon Wednesday E. L. Phinn.
superintendent at the Swift .plant, an
nounced that employes would be iriven
a 2-cent raise. They .were receiving
5- !cnts an.hour and up."
wire rr6m their Chicago offices au-
tnorumg a jietit increase.' K. u
Haw.. manafrr fntrf tH tiasrl. nf tUm
departments to announce to their men
U - 1. . ..1 J . : ! ' "try
mat nicy wuuiu receive a ceni
ratSA. this tn annlv tn all n( tlio urnman
and men employed.
Mr. Howe talked to the strikers
Wednesday afternoon, saying: '
Time for Patriotism. t
"We are as imoortant to the TTnifetl
States in the present war as a muni
tion factory. This is a time for na.
triotism.?. The troops need the food
we send as much as they need muni
tions. This is a poor time for us t6
refuse to do our bit." . .
He told the men .of jthe 300,000
pounds of bacon consigned to Dem-
inor M f fnr til trlnrva anil f(
eral cars of fresh beef for Fort Riley,
Kans., which could not be moved be
cause of the strike. t
Howe spoke; but after he had gone
they murmured among themselves and
some of them delivered speeches.
Mr. Hftwi marie nn tnentinn r(
2j4-cent raise when he spoke to the
strikers, but said:
Wants Men to Come Back.
"I wish the men tn rnme Viarlr in
work and then we will be in a posi
tion to discuss their grievances. I do
not care to discuss prices with men
who are not in our employ."
There is mnrh tatlr aa tn tVi flfof
of the 2j-cent increase. Some per
sons beneve tnat it will end the strike
at Armour's and will prevent any dis
turbance in nrher ntanta here Ama
" . . . . J. . . . . uv,,,
of the strikers say they will hold out
tor a a-cent raise. Many ot tne men
have nnt HeriHerl whar tn An hiif ceem
to be waiting to see what action oth
ers will take.
Fifteen beef luccer In the Ciidahv
plant struck- at noon Wednesday.
Everything was ouiet in the other de
M. R. Murphy, general manager of
the Gudahy Packing company, an
nounced at noon Wednesday that
there would be an increase in wages
for evenr rtar Winer hnnse emnti-tve in
the. United States. The increase will
affect 8,000 men, women and children
in South Omaha. r;.
- Big Ones Meet In Chicago.' - "
"The heads of every big packing
concern in the country are meetinar
in Chicago today," said Mr. Murphy.
The strike Werlnearlav stirrer! 3ntifh
Omaha as it has not been stirred for
several vears. The men cathererl in
the soft drink Dlaces close to- the
packing plant and at every stump
speech and at every suggestion of
something new, would swarm out into
the-street. For the most partthey
were quiet. The police patroled the
streets around the nicking- nlanf
where most of the' strikers were.
grouped, but no trouble was reported.
By EDWARD BLACK.
(Staff Con-espondett tor The Bee.)
Red Oak, la., Sept. 5. (Special Teleirram.V--EIImJnar:An
process in the selection of a JUrv in the Kellv cia rfulA in
the examination of fifteen jurors, nine of -whom were passed'
for cause and six were excused from service on account of hav
ing pronounced opinions or being otherwise disqualified.
The examination of rmnertiw
jurors will be j resumed Thursday
morning and it is believed a jury will
be ready to begin hearing the evi
dence by Friday. The none who have
been accepted, subject to the exercise
of the peremptory challenges are:
Mel Edwards, B. J. Alqulst, S. T.'
Woodling, E. V. Hart, J. D. Issaac,
Floyd M. Pratt, Samuel Ericson, C. E.
Bacon and J. A. Johnson. ' The last
two were challenged by the state and
the challenges were overruled by the
The excused were N. J. Woodin.
Edward Sauemen,-E., R. Hazelton,
Herman Herold, Julius Reed and G.
L. Newborn. It is nrnhshl that Pi-r.,
and Johnson will be eliminated when,
the state exercises its peremptory
challenges. : , ;
Kelly's attorneys have directed at
taches of the county jail to refuse to
let visitors communicate with the pris
oner and they have clamped a silence
on Kelly's own lips. ' . .
"You will have to see my lawyers,"
is the brief of the minister when ques
tioned. , The sheriff . states Kelly is
relishing his meals and enjoys the
four-block walk twice anlay between
the tail and cdurt h6use. Offerings of
food from sympathizers are being
closely examined by the sheriff.
: Judsre Bota nftmhtr-A ,
doff their coats after the newspaper
The humidity has beef, intense. The
court enioined iurort from renins.
newspapers during the progress of the
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SOME QUESTIONS ASKED!
Some of the questions asked jurors
by Attorney Hess lor the state fol
lows: ' , ,' .:'..:'.
"Did vnu attenrl a meefinv Vi.11
Wukerson a few weeks ago?"
uia you near mm talk about some,
thing which he pretended to know?"
"Did anvthiasr he said leave an im.
pression upon you?"
. "Wwere vou in atfenrlanr af tha
Jones-Wilkerson slander suit hern
last fall?" f
'Has an v thin? hannened In vnnr
lifetime to rtreiurlica van Anj. wa in
the other in a case of this kind?" '
' nave you read the list of 100 ques
tions circulated by Wilkerson?".
I ' "Have vou heard of an Arraninfinn
formed by Wilkerson in this county
ounng me last tew montns? is that
ortraniiation known aa tha Iowa Pros,
tective sssociaton?" . ,
- rHave you contributed to a fund '
which has been raised by committee?" -
"Tin vtn Unn, Van M- ... .
have you heard him preach?" . 1 ,
wouia tne tact that Wilkerson Is
sittinar at the trial table emharran
you in any way?" v
DO YOIT KNOW THESE MEN?
Jurors are being questioned regard
ing their acquaintance with the fol
At the opening of the Kelly case
Attorney Sutton entered objection for -the
defense against Judge Boise of
the Twenty-first judicial district hear
ing of this case in the Fifteenth dis
trict - - .v , .. . .. .
SENT BY SUPREME JUDGE
"There is no emergency requiring"
the presence of a judge from another -district,"
stated Attorney Mitchell for
Kelly. ' : .,' .,
' "The 'objection of counsel for de
fendant is overruled. Chief Justice
Mrs. Hetty Green's Estate .
Appraised for Inheritance
New York. SeDt. S. The nart e
the estate of the ' late Mr. Hertv
Green subject to. inheritance tax by
the State of New York' amounted irt
$2,204,971, according to the apprais
er's report, filed today. The bene
ficiaries are'relafives and friends who
reside here, including her son, E. H.
R. Green. Assets of the estate in
New York, consisting of stocks and
bonds, are appraised at $2,266,712,
Mrs. Green died in New York July 3,
(Contlnaeil on Faite Two, Colamn FtVe. .
To Send Former Russ ? : ; -w
Commander . Into Exile
Petrograd, Sept. 5.-rGeneral Gurko,
former commander ou.1he southwest-
ern front, charged with treasonable
conduct toward the revolution, will
be exiled from Russia. General Gur
ko, according to reports, is the'-first ,
person against whom such a measure ,
has been taken by the revolutionary
government. Ho will be permitted to
choose the place of his residence. ?
A commission has been appointed
by the government, to draft a law for
the. summary punishment of treason
able acts "in the rear." which is in.
tended to include all Russia. " !,
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Bullet Passes Through '
. Woman's Hair Ribbon
Madison, ,S. D;; Sept. 5.WhiIe'
Miss Ada .Waskey was seated at the
breakfast table at her home a .22
caliber bullet passed through the
screen door and tore, through c the
ribbons she wore'in her hair and then
lodged in the plaster of the wall. No
report was heard ' in the vicinity of
the house. The bullet is believed to
have been fired by some careless
ma.'ksman. "'. v ,
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