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THE ' BEE : OMAHA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1917.
SWEDEN MAKES NO
-MOVE IN INTRIGUE
'Washington Awaits Action a
Stockholm Before Proceed-
ing Further in Buenos
' Aires Plot. '
wasnington, sept 1U. me gov
ernment today (till was waiting for
some indication of how the Swedish
government regards the disclosures
of the part taken by its legation in
Buenos Aires in transmitting German
legation dispatches to Berlin.
Neither the Argentine ambassador
'nor' the Swedish minister here pre-
ernments, and it was indicated that
until one or both had communicated
with the State department this rov
ernment would take no step towards
the development ot what may lead
to a serious alteration of Sweden's
. position among the netural govern
' merits. - ., , .
' ; At the , State department it was
made clear that there was no disposi
tion to question trie good faith and
honesty of the 'Swedish people. The
distinction between the people' and
; the government was carefully pointed
Out. J.--;-' v. r j"." r
That Argentina will ,; take prompt
steps toward securing an explanation
from Sweden Us assumed, and the
' State department will be surprised if
-tne Argentine fortign office does not
.force the recall of-Coumtuxburg,
!; the charge .d'affaireswhpfradyised
' the sinking of Argentine;: ships
' - "without leaving any, traces jmdwho
reierrea to the head c-Mnepreign
jT omce as a notorious ass: ,.-.
I No Change In Position. i
' That the incident has been" fesrarded
by this government as a warlike act
by Sweden was denied. At present
tnere has been ncxthange in thet eo
sitipn of the two governments. This
government has attempted no re
striction on free communication be
tween Sweden's representatives' and
their government and there was no
indication that any would be imposed.
mis government regards the entire
question as a, more direct grievance
of the allies than of the United States.
Wether this government got the
dispatches it published from its own
agents or from those of one Of the
allies remained-a secret. ' Refusal also
was made to discuss the question a
to whether all the information iiv pos
session ot the
department had been
The Daily Mail in an editorial con
gratulates the American intelligence
service on "the second great exploit
of this year and says: -
"A blacker device of diplomat;
deviltry on Germany's part never was
exposed, while on Sweden'! part an
offense against neutrality and against
every decency of international' inter
course deliberate and despicable i
how. despicable can only be realized
when we recall that Sweden has it
self .suffered from such outrages as
it is assisting Germany o inflict upon
Argentina..' . ' t , ,
Form New Cabinet
P.TIJlDTiC AT TAIICT
loliet, 111., Sept. 10. A riot oc
curred in the state prison here today,
during which one convict was shot
and three guards stabbed.
The injured are: H. Wiemand, con
vict, shot in lung by T.-P. Clarkson
guard; Michael J. Marks, guard
stabbed in throat: 'L. R. Shortwell
guard, stabbed in abdomen; Charles
Walters, guard, stabbed in abdomen.
The' rioters numbered about fiftv.
of whom fifteen were ringleaders in
the riots of two months ago. .The
fifteen, led by Wiemand, had been in
solitary confinement up to two weeks
ago; when Warden Murphy restored
them to their tormer status as con
They were still unruly and inclined
to growl at the restrictions on priv
ileges instituted by the new warden
in an attempt to restore a discinline
which had been sadly demoralized by
"tA mi,k lifi,A "
Among the privileges previously en
joyed by the convicts was an almost
unlimited correspondence, with senti
mental women,.,many of whose let
ters were made public during an in
vestigation last, summer.
The first trouble occurred vester
day. At breakfast call about twentv
of the convicts broke from the line
- - J 11T!. J J
uuu vvienianu, seizing a spaae, is. said
to have threatened Clarks6n. The
latter, after orderinsr Wiemand to
drop the weapon, shot hira. Ten con
victs were placed in solitary confine
ment.,.. - . : . -,
This morning the trouble broke out
anew., .The emergency whistle
sounded and .In the melee which fol
lowed between the guards and about
fifty Convicts three . of the guards
The guards used their, rifles. and
apparently succeeded in restoring or
Packers' Strike T
' Stock Yards Men
' :' i ," ..
Contlnae4 from Ft r,Qii.t"Z.
Cotlnl from rJOn,)
yet been made by ordif of the gov
ernment, although ther may nave
been tome by the Judicial authorities
under the ordinary process of law.
' Premier Kersnsky has issued the
following proclamation: -'
"Oa. September 8 a member of the
Duma, M. Lvoff, arrived at Petro
grad and called upon ma in the name
of General Korniloff to hand over all
civil and military powers to the gen
' eralUsimo, who would form a new
government at his pleasure.
The authenticity of this summons
was afterwards confirmed bv General
Korniloff himself, who had a converJ
sation with tot over the direct tele
graphle wire between Petrograd and
main headquarters. " !. .V. '
"Considering this summons address
ed through-me to the provisional gov.
ernment as an attempt by certain
quarters to proffr by the difficult situ
ation of' the country and establish a
state of things contrary to the con
quest of; the revolution, the 'pro
visional government has recognised
the -necessity of charging me, for the
safety, of; the republican regime, to
take the. urgent, indispensable tneas
ures necessary to cut at the roots all
attempts against the supreme .power
and rights of the citizens won by the
revolution. : ' . ;
"I, therefore, for the maintenance In
the, eountry 6f liberty and public Or
der, am taktng all measure which I
shall announce at the proper moment
to the people.. At. the same time, I
order. General Korniloff to hand over
his functions to General KTemborsky,
-commanaer-in-cntet; ot the armies on
the northern front, which bar the way
to Petrograd. and I , order " General
Klembovsky to assume provisionally
the functions : of generalissimo while
remaining at Pskov. j
"Secondly: I declare a state of war
in the town and district "of Petro
grsd.. i) i ; f ---,y t
; ri appeal to all.citiienl to remain
calm, - maintain the order necessary
for the welfare of the fatherland and
ahe army and navy, and tranquilly and
faithfully fulfill their duty in the de
fense of the fatherland against the
foreign enemy." . ,.... ' ,.
: .7 To Modify Death Penalty.
Washington, . Sept 10. Russian
'embassy officials' believe the resigna-
tion of General1 Korniloff was forced
; by elements of the, Council of Work
' men's and Soldiers' Delegates opposed
to enforcement of the. death penalty
for mutinous soldiers and that Gen
eral5 Klembovsky. the new com
mander, will modify the death penalty
order; , ,':
Representatives of the workmen
- and. soldiers in the Kerensky cabinet,
it was pointed out, have been dissat
isfied : with the , stringent measures
adopted to restore, the Russian army
to discipline, fearing the power might
menaqe the, new democratic ideals of
the Republic. " i:" ,.
NEGRO TROOPS TO BE
IN SEPARATE UNITS
Will Be Given Opportunity to
Volunter for Special
Service With the
Washington, Sept 10. Negro
troops of the national army will be
organized in separate units as is done
in the regular army, and as hr as
possible will be trained in the states
where they are raised. The call for
negroes to mobilize at their camps
will be postponed to allow officers at
the camp to arrange for the organiza
tion of these separate units.
Both white and negro men of the
selective fqrees will be given an op
portunity to volunteer to battalions
for service on the line of communica
tion, their work' being military but
not Combatant There also will be,
however, negro fighting regiments of
the national army, as there are of the
regulars and the National Guard.
70,000 Negroes Called.
Of the 687.000 men called for as the
first increment of the national army,
it is. estimated 'that anoroximatelv
70,000 will be negroes.
in all, the army in France will need,
it nas peen estimated, more than
100,000 men behind the lines for use
along the roads and railways or on
other special work. A great many
battalions of both white and negro
troops will be necessary for those
purposes and the War department
feels certain that many of the negroes
of the selective lraft forces will vol
unteer for,:this duty, tn ordex to be
sent quickly to France.
BUT FIRST STEP
' . .'
(Continued from Tw Oiw.)
Uncle Sam's interest in the strike at
the packing houses.
Within fifteen minutes after he r.
rived Mr. Fcick was on the lob. He
had a short conference with T. P.
Reynolds, labor member, of the Ne.
br&ska State Council of Defense, and
Several of 'the strikers. s -'"'-
rlv am optimistic enoucrh to hone
for a speedy v adjustment of this
strike," declared Mr. Feick. "I be
lieve these packers are broad-minded
men who realize the seriousness of
the. situation and I am, confident the
men are, too.
, i Comes for Government.
; "I am here in the interest of the
government This strike is a seri
ous thing in seyerat ways. We want
these men 'to return to work. I hone
there will be' Ho trouble in tbringJngJ'dchten of I
about an adjustment. satisftStoryi lol Question of
both sides, and I am optimistic enough
to believe it" " 1 sri.v.j- ,
Mr. Feick is the man who adjusted
the big street car strike at Kansas
City. He did it in just seven ,davs.
He is . at resident of Indianapoiia,
where'ordlnarily he practices law, but,
at present is doing special work for
Uncle Sam. . v i
Strikers allege thaf" " the "packing
houses have been putting in, cots bv
the carload in violation of the fed
eral law, but no authentic reports
can be obtained. Managers of the
various plants simply say that .they
will take care of their employes.
Fewer Men at Work, v
Fewer men reported atjhe "pack
ing houses ; for work yesterday
than at any time since the strike was
called. The packers state, however,
that some men are working in each
, Offer of Mediation..
Kansas City, Mo., Sept.' 10.The
Department of Labor has offered its
services in settling the picking plant
strikes here with the arrival today of
Patrick F. Gill, representing the con
ciliation bureau of the department
; Freight Handlers Strike.
The .freight departments"' of the
Missouri Pacific, the Missqtiri, Kan
sas & Texas and the Rock Island rail
roads, are crippled here as a result of
the striking of approximately 275
freight handlers. All local shipments
are being refused and no deliveries
are being made. ' -
The Rock lilanrf nffirialu ' WWH
hheir employes out early today after
theiy beard rumors of the ' contem
plated strike. The strikers demand
shorter hours and higher wages.
The Missouri Pacific has lost 100
freight handlers, the Rock Island 125
and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
htty. 7 ' .,
Fifty warehouse emoloves -of the
Wabash railroad and twenty from the
Chicago & Alton joined the strik
ing freight handlers at noon, increas
ing the ty:al number from 273 to ap
proximately 3S0.v ; ; y
Officials of theroad: say the strik
ers made no demands before walking
out The strikers have not definitely
formulated their demands, the leaders
Increase at St. Louis. v
East St Louis. Seot 10. A wase
increase of 25 cents a day has been
granted by the packing houses here, it
was announced today by Kooert Jb.
Conway, general manager of Armour
The increase becomes effective on
last week's work and affects 5,800
men. ; , ";-... ,
Mr. Conway said the increase was
not the result of agitation for union
isation ofthe packing plants. - -
- Only One of Crew Saved
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Sept. 10.
News has been received here of the
f destruction by a German submarine
of the Nova Scotia schooner Minas
queen, with the loss of all but one of
its crew. ' vr":-.; '
German Language Papers
. May Be Barred from Mails
. Washington,' Sept 10. Exclusion
from the mails of-certain influential
German language newspapers printed
in ; various sections of the United
States is under consideration by the
rostorhce department as a part of the
government t determination to . pre
vent circulation of anti-rar props
tandi,' " - - - .
KintJ says Btrtfy
runtfl they bacfe:
nite increase of strength and-prestige"
in some form or other the in
fluence of the government in the mid
dle classes will be so much weakened
that it will be impossible any longer
to depend On their active support
against a revolutionary movement.
he Prussian military and agrarian
party remains as firm and uncompro
mising in demtestic as in foreign af
fairs as ever and many of them un
doubtedly would prefer civil war to
any surrender which would deprive
them of the political power which
they regard as their right , .
"tor this reason that which the
German government wiH seek' for
most in any peace arrangement is
security that as soon as the war is
over there shall be a free flow of
food and raw material into the coun
try and at the same time free markets
for German products. If this could
be secured the energy of the people
could be at once directed to the res
toration of commerce and industry
and their interests so concentrated
that they would be turned away front
dangerous political considerations." . '
Austrian Pjtss Demands Peace.
Copenhagen, Sept. 10. The Nach
Hamburg, in discussing the
f peace, savs that both the
Austrian and German van-Germans
declare that Austria: would' be false
to itself and to Germany if it advo
cated a speedy peace based on a
renunciation of annexations and in
demnities by Germany.
The Nachrichten's Vienna corre
spondent assails the Vienna - Neue
Freie Presse, the Zeit and the Sun
day and Monday Gazette, all of
which have printed articles intimating
that Germany is the great obstacle to
the conclusion of peace, and calling
upon Chancellor Michaelis to put
forth a plain, unconditional statement
accepting the basis of no annexations
or indemnities and to take real steps
to : introduce a democratic govern
ment in Germany.
. ' (Contlaned from Fat Om.) '
The court was at ease for half an
hour while Attorneys Sutton and
Mitchell conferred in an anteroom
with Kelly relative to the confession
said to have been made by the pris
oner at Logan.
Attorney Sutton introduced a new
line of Questioning jurors this morn.
ing when he asked jurors whether O,
O. Kock, chief state agent, or Silly
Griffin, Herb Crawford or Henry Ter
rill, state agent had approached them
since they were called as jurors; or
whether mysterious strangers have
quizzed them regarding' the Villisca
The answers have all been nera
tive. Kock and his staff of state
agents are hee. :
HAVNER ATTENDS TRIAL.
A copy of the confession was trans
mitted to Attorney Mitchell by Attor
ney Hess at Council Bluffs Saturdav.
Counsel for the defense decline to di
vulge the text of the confession, but it
is generally understood that it was
reported in substance when the state
first announced that Kelly bad con.
fessed.' r : ;' ,
Kelly passed, an uneventful Sunday
in jail. The sheriff stated the pris
oner is Holding up well considering
nis close confinement Attorney sot-
ton asserted that Kelly is afflicted
with neuresthenia,. The sight of blood
disturbs the prisoner s mind, as .was
demonstrated when he scratched his
finger. ,. ; '.:,,
Attorney General Havner, under
grand jury " indictment, returned last
week, is in constant attendance at the
trial. He occupies a seat across the
table from Kelly. Mrs. Kelly sits
continually by her husband during
the court sessions. ' : .
This morning's examination of
jurors offered further evidence of the
difficulties in the way of impaneling
jury. ' The first four men were ex
cused in short order. - . ,
Accept Another Juror. .. .
Henry Ellis of Sherman township
said he had such a fixed opinion that
he did not believe the evidence woiildd
change his ..mind, Frank Cooney ofl
Vulisca know the victims of the ax
murder. He thonght it would be im
possible for him to be fair. A, C.
Weilman of Red Oak contributed
money to the Kelly defense fund. C
W. Allen of Red Oak said he is a
friend 'of .-W-'W. Arnold -and had
formed a fixed opinion based on fifty
conversations. Arnold is, Mrs. Ross
Moore's father. Wesley Dodd -of
Pilotgrove had formed an opinion be
fore he attended the Wilkerson meet
ing and admitted he was influenced by
Wilkerson s talks. ,
"Have'you read any of the numer
ous interviews given out by Attor
ney General Havner? asked Attorney
button. . ; "-
"I have not. replied Dodd.
"Do you think you could sit as a
fair and impartial juror r asked judge
Boles.' : - - . . i
"Well, it would bother a fellow
Dodd was passed when he told the
udee he would do the best he could
to eigh the evidence jmpartially. He
was tne nrsr, man accepted mis morn
insr out "of six examined. t
'- u. k. uisen ot anerman townsnip
was not O. K.'d as a juror. He frank
ly stated he agreed to raise $100 to
ward the Kelly fund nd had sub
scribed $10 himself, which disquali
fied him for, jury service without fur
ther consideration. i
Eleven men were examined this
morning, making ' a total of sixty.
three. Each side has exercised four
of its maximum of ten peremptory
challenges each. Three jurors passed
tentatively this morning were C M.
Swanson of Stanton, challenged by
the state, but the challenge was over
ruled by the judge: Henry Bruce 01
Red Oak, who said he had a mind en
tirely free, and Wesley Dodd of-Pilot
Final Arrangements Made .
" A v ;-Fof Gllmore Funeral
' The funeral of George F. Gilm'orc
is to be held at 3:30 this afternoon
at the First Presbyterian church,
Thirty-fourth and Farnam streets.
Rev. Dr. Edwin Hart Jenks will have
charge of the ceremony. Burial will
be in Forest Lawn cemeterv.
' The Conservative Savings and Loan
association ind ' the ' Young Men's
Christian association, of which insti
tutions Mr." Gilmore was president
will be closed during the hours pi the
funeral. -v :,;'- -
The active pallbearers are Dr,
M. Aiken, A. W. Bowman. R.
Flower, Paul W. Kuhns, J. H. Mc
Millan, G. W. Wickersham.
Besides these there are eleven hon
orary pallbearers from among the
directorate of the Conservative Sav
ings and Loan association. Thev are
William Baird, E. A. Benson, Randall
K. Brown, Robert Dempster, John F.
Flack, Charles C George, Byron R.
Hastings, J. C. Robinson, J. A. Sun
derland, H..A.Thompson and C M.
Machine Gun Men
StiU Waiting for '
' Orders to Depart
All is in readiness at the armory
for theentraipment of the Fifth Ne
braska machine gun company today.
The first thing to be loaded will be
the Ford motor turck of the com
Next will come the ramn tnw
which will be set up in the baggage
car. tor three months the soldiers
have been living on restaurant fare
m Omaha and the prospective change
to camp cooKing is nailed with de
light Every man has hi: possessions
"Our orders have been to get ready
to move as soon as transportation
could beprovided," said Captain Gard
ner last night "Colonel f aul has been
insisting that tourist sleepers be pro
vided for the men of the Fifth and
that may cause 60me oelay."
At the Auditorium late last night
no new orders had come and the offi
cers had gone home for a much need
ed rest . that they might be able to
leave Wednesday, w hen they hope to
get Off. '
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success. .
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For Those About to Leave for j
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clothes, free from wrlnk-
;n ling;A'good JOf
Others at $45,
j $S5 and Up
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That luncheon you have planned will
be even more enjoyable with this cold,
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Your guests will relish the crisp, delicious taste of
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just say STORZ.
Phone us to deliver a case;
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Some of tie New
Things One Will See
in The Baby Shqp
Those who enjoy exquisite
hand work will wish to see
thesei lovely j. baby dresses,
skirts, gowns and slips ; hand
sewn and beautifully em
broidered.' Six months, one
.and,; .two-year sizes. The
' prices are.,ot-high and are
varied .enough:" to suit all de-
: Children'a hand made knick
r erbockeF and - diaper draw
; rs are: to bff.hjadjn.one, two
" and three-year ; sizes.
:oUeU:Qr: silk and
:wooj :ana au. suisare pncea
f rom-35fl ty $2.50.
Crochet and. knitted sacques
and nightingales from $1 to
; Third Floor.
Silk Camisole of a beautiful
: 1;exture;:attp?ctirely trimmed
1.50 and 2. -'-.'t v; '
. Silk Envelope Chemise Suits,
. lace trimmed, with ' . ribbon
shoulder - straps; A special
Attractive fais v
In -the Basement Millinery
Children H ats, showing'
. new velvets, and plushes, in
, nuineruua. .cpiors, peauiuui
, models for the younger girls.
; Trimmings are flowers, rib
1 bona' and. furs
ff $1.50, $1.95, $2.95
Untrimmed Shapes--Soft ef
fects in -beautiful colors,
hand made of alliilkjrelvet.'.
Sailors, Turbans and Mush-
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Qhe Qashon Center Jor Womctv-'
New Apparel Fashions
That Bespeak Smartness .
A showing that deviates from the
ordinary in that all of the styles are
distinctive. Rich materials have
been skillfully fashioned into Mod
els that are of unusual beauty. De-'
signs are in many instances origina
tions, in others adaptations of Paris
ian . creations. Details have been
carefully thought out. with a yieww'
to adding attractiveness to every
garment,, giving an appearance of
good taste demanded by well dress-...
ed women. ; " - -
Tailored Suits, Frocks, Dresses, Coats
for every occasion. Skirts and Blouses
alf in keeping' with the best stand
ards of dress.'
Alterations Are Without Extra Charge.
A Word to Mothers Who Are Sending '
Their Boys Away, to School ;
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In the Men'a Shop you'll find complete fall stocks of '
Shirts, Neckwear, Underwear, Pajamas and Night Shirts, :
in outing flannel or madras. Bath Robes, Handkerchiefs.
Fall . Weight Hosiery, Garters, Belts and all the other . A
I articles necessary for the school yeah , We wiH take '
pleasure in showing' thenl all, to. you and feel certain. . '"
' that, the pfricef will also prove attractive. .
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Taking Upthe Slack
Pierce-Aitow tracks are ready to do their share in?:
speeding up American industry. Relieving the ;
shortage of horses, doing vyork: that no horses could .
;cK taking oyer traffic delayed by freight coneestion :
ana emoargoes, increasing: naming raaius, r lerce-
Arrow trucks have made it possible for many manu
facturers to speed up operation, increase output and ?
make deliyenes;-' -X , ;r
"nr P'nimnlfi rWarorfcmpeUdthsWinclieiter Repeating
Uf ca,UnjJ(,C. Ana, Company to build a factory oa irround
formerly, used for coal storage. r Pierce-Arrow trucks, hauling coal direct
T from docks to power bouse, 8 4 miles, delivered ooO tons daily with unfail-
- - ing regularity and at a considerable saving in haulage cost. ' . '
tgfie uc C0mmerc tuccetsft art butit upon sound economic
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