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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917.
SLAVS, CAUGHT IN CUL DE SAC,
CRUMBLE UNDER TERRIFIC FIRE
OF PURSUING TEUTON ARMIES
During Last Two Days Riga Front Broken On Width of
Sixty VerU; German Force Forge Forward in
Attempt to Cut Riga-Vennen Railway;
Petrograd Not Menaced.
(By Associated Press.)
With the appearance of a German fleet in the Gulf of Riga,
the difficulties of the problem facing the Russians in the opera
tions on their northern front are accentuated.
Not only is the safety of their armies concerned, but appre
hensions are excited as to what will happen to the Russian fleet
if the German naval forces are given full swing in the Baltic
Only submarine! so far have been
operating against the Russian right
flank as it fell back along the Gulf of
Riga coast. Larger warships now bid
fair to take part in the activities, In
creasing the troubles of the Russians
. in the task of keeping their flank pro
On the forty-mile front of the break
in the Russian land lines the Germans
are pushing their advantage and have
as yet met with no effective resistance.
It is declared, however, that the
Russian retreat is by no means a rout
and that a well defined plan is being
carried out in the retrograde move
, ment. Its success admittedly depends
upon the behavior of the Russian
troops, whose morale on this front is
)iow reported to be better than the
earlier accounts of the retreat seemed
to indicate. ,
' . SHELLED BY GERMANS.
t l"he retreat of the Russians from
' Riga over a neck' of land a mile and
a half wide between Lake Kish and
Lak. Egel is being accomplished with
the greatest, difficulty and with the
A enemy constantly shelling the rear
. guard. This route is along the Pskoff
. railway and is the only exit from the
cut de sac, the German column having
moved np from Uxkull direction, cut
'. ting off the ', Russian retreat to the
m The civilian head of the war min-
' istry, Boris Savankoff, has issued a
statement saying that the success of
the measures which will be taken to
check the advance "depend wholly
upon the behavior of our troops." -
; . Despite reports of the disgraceful
- flight of certain elements of Russian
defenders of Riga positions, military
commentators praise the heroism of
certain regiments, among which were
some, composed of Letts, who fought
' bravely to stem the tide of retreat.
: Short age of Seed
1 Wheat instates
: Now Alarming
' (Contlaotd from Fas Out.)
Draw Last Juror
In the Villisca Ax
Murder This Week
(Coattoned from Paf e Oat.)
: ply the pressing needs of the govern
ment in regard 7t0 wheat acreage, and
. also the needs of Nebraska farmers
who are anxious to plant wheat.
,"He wished the council to make as
emphatic i statement as possible with
regard to the government's price that
had been fixed for this year's crop;
that fom now on it will be absolutely
"Impossible for any holder of wheat
to market those supplies at a higher
figure than the president has set,
namely, $2.15 per bushel f. o. b. Oma
' Asks Farmers to Aid.;
"Therefore it is absolutely neces
sary that the situation be relieved at
nce so that farmers desiring seed
wheat shall be permitted to get it at
the government's figure or a moderate
premium over that The State Council
in the most urgent, manner possible
asks that the farmers co-operate with
their brother producers in securing
ihe acreage desired in Nebraska this
fall. To assist in urging this the
council is organizing a full force to go
at once into the counties where the
' surplus supplies are, to explain to the
farmers there who hold the wheat just
what the conditions are as to future
outlook for prices and to inspect the
wheat for those persons who need it
in the counties that are d'rendent
upon outside supplies. .
"Patriotic response must l c made
all along the line if the situation is to
be relieved." . . f " o -
Miss Gaily Wins Feature
r.; Race at the State Fair
Lincoln, Sept. 6. (Special Tele
gramsIt was Omaha day at the
state fair races this afternoon and
"3,000 Omahans saw Tom Dennison's
Miss Gailey capture the most stub
bornly contested event of the pro
gram, the 2:22 trot, which required
six heats.' , ' -;
Miss Gailey was pushed hard by
Triumph in the final heat, but man
aged to edge under the wire the win
ner by half a length,
Lady Fuller stepped the miles in
2:02tf to win the 2:15 pace for a
purse of $1,000, and the 2:12 pace was
also reeled off in good time.
guage well enough intelligently to
pass upon the testimony which might
be offered at the trial. "
. Have Faith in Kelly.
John Montgomery and Joseph Still
inger, fathers of victims of the Vil
lisca tragedy, have been protographed
with Kelly as evience of their confi
dence in his innocence. Mr, Stillinger
presided at the mass meeting of
Montgomery county citizens in Boyd
theater two months ago.
Friends of Wilkerson assert the?
. e lit r
name ut juw x ruictuvc associa
tion" was conjured by the prosecu
tion in its references to the Wilker
son organizations The existence of
the organization for the defense of
Kelly is admitted. i -
Court is Delayed.
Court was delayed an hour this
morning on account of the absence of
Juror C E. Bacon, who had a mis
ap in driving sixteen miles to court
Upon arrival of Bacon the judge ad
monished the jurors to report at 9
a. m. hereafter or he would order them
detained in Red Oak.
Resuming examination of jurors for
the state, Attorney Hess was more
specific than on Wednesday in ques
tioning wifh reference to attendance
at Wilkerson meetings, v
. a. Uourl), first juryman examined
this morning, was examined so close
ly by Hess that the judge directed
the state counsel to be less specific.
"At the meeting at Grant, did you
hear Wilkerson say the minister is
a nut and could not commit such a
crime?" asked Hess. An objection by
the defense was -sustained. Gourly
said he attended live. Wilkerson mee
ings and he was. excused frbnWur
. Question Stricken Out. 4 i
The' court ordered 'stricken"frm
the record this , question asked by
Hess of a juror who was-excused:
!'Woold the fact that Wilkerson is
seated at the trial t table, walking
around court and distributing 100
questions influence you if you sat as a
juror i"-, -v-.
j Reference was made to Wilke rson's
T7H A ' . ... JL. jlTL - nM jP O .
Flippy- M-vmenrs- n rna inn r nr ii v vu
meetings at Nodaway, Brooks, Stan
ton, Carbon and at Wilkerson's office.
Joseph N. Larson was . challenged
by the state and excused by the
court when he . stated he attended
the funeral of the Moores and did
not feel he could sit as a fair and
impartial juror. -
C. J. Palmquist pleaded hay fever
as reason for excuse and upon pre
sentation of doctor's certificate was
excused. " j.
Pearl Reed said he had an opinion
and that the evidence would have to
be stronger than his opinion to ef
fect a change. Attorney Mitchell
asked Reed whether he had heard the
name of F. F. Jones mentioned in
connection with the crime, whereupon
the court announced that specific
names should not be put to jurors in
the manner in which Mitchell asked
the question. Reed was challenged
by the defense and excused.
Louis Shangenberg was excused on
account of illness. . He doubted his
ability to endure a long trial.
B. R. Mayhew, challenged by the
defense, was excused. The court stat
ed that Mayhew's appearance as a
witness in the Jones-Wilkerson suit
last fall and before the grand jury
last spring disqualified him.
H. J. Chickering was declared by
the court to be incompetent to serve.
He-said he contributed $5 at a Wilker
son meeting at Wallin, knowing the
money was to go to a fund for the
defense of Kelly.
"And you gave the money after
you had been drawn on this jury
panel, and knew you might be drawn
to serve on this jury?" asked Hess,
"Yes," replied Chickeyng.
Hysham is Questioned.
Thomas Hysham, local counsel for
Kelly, sits next to the prisoner and
near to the press table. A newspaper
man leaned over and asked Hysham
regarding the Iowa law on capital
"In a first degree murder case,
when the case goes to the jury; the
jurors fix the penalty of hanging or
life imprisonment If the prisoner
pleads guilty the court fixes the pen
alty,'' replied Hysham. ,
"What did he ask you?" whispered
Kelly to Hysham, who repeated to
Kelly what 'he had told the news
paper man. r -J , '
Kelly tightened the grip of his
right hand on the arm of his chair
and rested his head on his left hand.
Speculation over the indictments
returned this week by the grand jury
has been quieted by an official state
ment that the only person indicted
in connection with the Villisca trag
edy was Attorney General Havner.
The other indictments were local
Going Away of
First Draft Men
at the Webster street station shortly
after 12 o'clock by a delegation from
the Commercial club and were car
ried to the club rooms in autos,
'The boys were in the best of spir
its. In squads many of the Omaha
boys, headed by an officer in uniform,
inarched to the Commercial club and
as they marched ' theyj laughed and
joked with , one another and found
much amusement n everything aboul
them. . '
The Sixth regiment band played pa
triotic music during the luncheon. ,
' Words of Encouragement. . '
Francis A. Brogan 'spoke to the
boys following the luncheon, giving
them words of encouragement, point
ing out the importance of the patri
otic service they are about to render
their country and praising the splen
did spirit which led the 10,000,000 sons
of America to walk to the booths and
register their names for the selective
service in the great emergency.
Following the luncheon., the men
went to the court house, where they
were marshaled into shape to march
to the special Union Pacific train
which takes them to Fort Riley to
The comfort kit committee, of the
Red Cross distributed comfort kits
to the men in the new draft army
who left for Fort Riley. Mrs. J. T.
Stewart, 2d, and Mrs. E. H. Sprague
will be in charge of the distribution.
To give the first quota of Omaha
boys called into the national army the
right kind of a send-off the city hall
closed in the afternoon and city offi
cials and employes, as a sort of a
bodyguard, accompanied them to the
depot, where they entrained for Fort
The city division helping to form
the escort was under the direction of
Dick Grotte as marshal. All of the
men and women carried flags along
the line of march.
Money Present at York.
York, Neb., Sept. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) The first contingent of York
county's quota for the draft army, six
in number, left for Lincoln this after
noon with the best wishes of a big
crowd gathered at the depot to see
them go. The Commercial club gave
them a dinner at noon and the club
also presented each soldier with a $10
5,000 NOW OUT
AT SOUTH SIDE
(Continued from Page One.)
It also is reported that some of the
employes of the Wilson & Co. plant
are striking. Demands for higher
wages and shorter hours are given
as the cause of the strike. The trouble
began Tuesday when 400 workers in
the canning department struck, and
spread rapidly to other parts of the
cellars, sweet pickle cellars, ham
house and a few other small depart
mentsfailed to enter the gates. The
balance of the house beef killing,
hog killing and sheep killing all re
ported and went to work and had
to stop killing at 9 o'clock on account
of lack of space in the coolers, men
in the coolers having gone out
"No demands were made and every
thing around the gates was very quiet.
"The worst feature connected with
this is that the Cudahy company lis
filling orders for the troops and the
government, which will be delayed by
the action of the employes."
Kansas City Plant Tied Up.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. fj. Two
thousand employes of the Cudahy
Packing company plant walked out
today, . causing an almost complete
tieup of the plant's operations today.
DR. McKENNEY Says:
Bid farewell to health and
good - looks when your teeth
Heevlett Bridie I But Silver Fin-
Work, par tooth, I tni
worth $15 to $25,
$5, $8, $10
We pleat you' or refund your money.
14th and Farnarn 1334 Farnan $1
Phone Deuglaa 2872.
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Kl I 85
m I ll lliBenWnnUI III - , . .,, .lai-iiajajjai
also satin, taffeta and
messaline dresses in
shades for theinformal
occasion. . '
! TH0MPSON,BELDEN - Co.
he fashion Center Jbr WomeiV0
for Friday Shoppers
Cotton Comforts, $2.75
Size 81x90, covered with a good
quality of cheese cloth. The cot
ton is pure white of extra weight.
Pillow Cases, 29c Each
An excellent muslin, free from
dressing, has been used in these
cases, which are 42x36 and
Patterns that Make
Easy and Pleasant
Ladies' Home Journal patterns
will convince one of the economy
of home dressmaking. They are
. 10c and ISc.
McCall's Patterns are likewise of
great help to the woman who
does her own sewing.
la the Baeement
All Sizes Here
The art needle workers of
Omaha will find this store pre
pared to fulfill their every want
A complete assortment of needles
is only one evidence. ' ,
Your Name Woven On a
Tape The Best of All
For making identification easy
one has but to sew their name
onto any piece of apparel. Orders
are taken at 85c for 3 dozen;
6 dozen, $1.25; 12 dozen, $2.
Single and double initials, three
dozen to a package, 5c and 15c.
Silk Boot Hose
Economical, at 69c
They are silk where silk is of
importance, that is where they
show, and where the wear is the
hardest; in the tops and soles
lisle is used. These also have the
"Way New Foot," the most im
portant improvement in hosiery
for many years. 69c is very mod
erate for so good a quality.
Women's Tailored Suits
Of Superior Quality
and Distinctive Style
We do not buy a suit to sell at "a price." Instead; we
demand that certain standards very high ones, too,
be observed. The fabrics must be dependable. In de
sign they must rise above the commonplace and the
workmanship must be precise and well executed.
We maintain a fashion service that spares no effort
in searching out those fashions that have received
approval from the highest authorities.
New Models in Suits
$35, $45, $55, $65, $75, $85
No extra charge for alterations.
Linen Pattern Table Cloths
Specially. Priced Friday
Under existing conditions such prices are noth
ing less than unheard of. Foresight in buying
and knowledge of the world's markets makes
these savings possible.
2x2-yard Cloths, polka, dot. design, $4
2x2-yard Cloths, assorted patterns, $4.50
2x2-yard Cloths, round designs, $5
2x2 -yard Cloths, round designs, $6
All of Pure Linen.
Charming New Coats
For Motor and. Utility Wear
Materials have been subjected to a special waterproof
ing process, which makes the cloth impervious to rain,
but does not stiff en. the fabric or spoil its appearance.
Quite ideal for motoring and storm wear. The most
favored materials are Priestly Fabrics and Fischer Ken
nedy Scotch Tweeds. ,,
$25, $35, $45 i
No extra charge for alterations
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before Sept. 10
-ZOU can your Jackson Valve-in-Xv
Head Eijfeht at the old prices and save
$100. The Five-Passenger Touring
Car the Four-Passenger Cruiser, the
Two-Passenger Roadster, can be bought at
the old price of $1395 until September 10.
The Seven -Passenger Springfield Sedan
can be had, until same date, at the old
price of $2095.
Order your Jackson Valve-in-Head Ei&ht today
and save the $100 increase on all models effective
after that date.
Jackson Automobile Company Branch
10th Ave and 6th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Phone 130
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