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Coronation Ball October 5
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VOL. XLVH. NO. 93.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES. HiV SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
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RESIDENTS OF BRITISH
CAPITAL ARE LEARNING TO
ACCEPT ATTACKS CALMLY
Hail of Bombs Brings Death and Destruction; Nurses and
1 Wounded Soldiers Victims of fyaid on
British Hospitals Behind Lines
Answejsr j& Burning Question
X BULLETIN. 9
Paris, Oct 2. The German city '
of Frankfort-On-the-Main, Stuttgart,
Treves and Coblenz, were bombed last
night by French aviators in retalia
tion for German aerial attacks on
AGAIN BOMBARD HOSPITALS.
British Headquarters in France and
Belgium. Oct 2. A German airman
has dropped bombs on two hospitals
behind the British lines. . Three Brit
ish nurses and some wounded sol
diers were killed.
STANDING STRAIN WELL.
London, Oct 2. In last night's
air raid ten persons were killed and
Londoners, despite the repeated
German attempts to drop bombs upon
the city, are standing the test well.
Last night, when two squadrons of
raiders succeeded in. getting close to
London and some of their number
over the city, there was no panic and
no untoward incidents.
Immediately the coming of the
raiders was signalled, -the people in
the streets-scurried for cover, while
motor buses and carts drew up to the
curb, where the passengers alighted
quickly. Within - five minutes the
streets were deserted virtually and
a strange silence fell over the'eity.
Most of the offices and shops had
closed' before 6 o'clock to permit
their employes to reach their homes,
and there was only a fraction of the
number of persons on the street as
under "normal circumstances. With
the gathering of the dusk; many of the
poorer classes, particularly f the
women and children, had gathered at
thetube station around the Guild "fiSH
and St Paul's and other places of
refuge. The police and special con
stables aligned them in files and when
the warning was given they were
shepherded into the refuges without
confusion or crowding. The theaters
which are open had small audiences
and the majority of the restaurants
were almost deserted.
The air battles over London have
become so much a matter of course
that whenever there was a lull for a
few minutes in the firing, the buses
started running again and the people
flocked into the street.
When the raiders appeared .last
night a terrific barrage was sent up
from the defense guns and the roar of
battle lasted intermittently for two
and a half hours.
The Germans bombed coast towns
as they passed over and proceeded
toward London. Two of the groups
succeeded in getting a number of ma
chines through the sky barrage.
Numerous bombs were dropped on
the southwestern district, which is
thickly populated with the homes of
the upper and middle classes. The
fire from the defending guns was
longer and louden than ever before. A
rain of shrapnel fell in all i sections
"4 the town and the streets were vir
: Weather Perfect For Raid. '
The weather was perfect for air
operations, as there was a bright full
moon with no clouds or wind. The
people of London expected a raid and
were waiting for signals; Soon after 7
o'clock motors of the volunteer corps
sped through the streets blowing
HELP TO THE
Success of General Cadorha on
Biansizza Plateau Threat
ens Serious Rout for the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four)
For ..ebraska: Fair; warmer.
' Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m
( a. m
1 m M
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
i p. ra..
t p. m
4 p. m. .......
5 p. m
8 p. m..
7 p. m
, i p. m
Comparative Local Becord.
.Mil 191 1915
Hlfhoat yesterday ....79 ;79 78
tiSwMt yesterday 64 '68 65
Mean temperature ....66 68 66
-Pni.lnltjLtlnn 01 IM 00
Temperature anft precipitation departures
from tbe normal at Omaha since Marco 1,
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature (0
Excels for the day 6
Total deficiency alnce March 4 194
Normal precipitation 09 Inch
Deficiency for the day 08 inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .20.70 Inches
Deficiency since March 1...... 4.41 inches
Deficiency for coir, period, 1916.10.98 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. .77 inch
Reports From Rations at 7 A. H.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 64 68 .86
Davenport, pt. cldy.... 64 70 .01
Denver, cloudy 70 78 .00
Des Moines, cloudy ... 72 78 .00
Dodge City, pt. cldy.... 72 82 .00
lender, cloudy 68 74 .00
North Platts. cloudy... 68 80 .00
Omaha,. clody 74 79 .01
Pfleblo, pt. cloudy.... 68 78 .00
Rapid City, cloudy 72 80 .po
Bait Lake City, cloudy 72 74 .00
Santa Fe, clear 64 70 .00
Sheridan loudy 68 74 .00
Sieax City, cloudy .... 70 78 .00
ValenUne, cloudy 76 80 .00
fc. A. "WELSH, Meterologlst.
,Washington,"-ct. 2 Alarmed by
the success of the Italian drive over
the Bainsizza pleateau, Germany is
withdrawing large numbers of Aus
trian troops from France and from
Galicia and Bukowina and rushing
them to the Italian front to meet the
renewed offensive of General Cadorna.
Official dispatches received here from
Rome today say thi second phase
of the great battle is about to open.
Petrograd, Oct. 2. Russian advance
detachments in the Riga region yes
terday broke through the German
lines and pushed forward for a dis
tance of one mile, says the official
statement issued today by the Russian
war officel ,
Paris, Oct 2. Heavy artillery fight-trig-is
iff pregrts all tflohg the'Aishe"
front, especially iri the Craonne sec
tor. Two German attacks were ti
pulsed by thj French lajt night, to
day's official statement says.
London, Oct 2. Five attacks by
the Germans along the Ypres-Menin
road and at the northeast corner of
Polygon wood have ended in com
plete failure, the war office announces.
Although the Berlin military writ
ers are admitting that the Germans
can hardly regain the initiative on the
western front, the German high com
mand is evidently doing its utmost to
keep the British from making the best
use of their advantage in .Flanders.
Berlin, Oct. 2. (Via London.) A
portion of the fighting ground at Po
lygon wood, on the Flanders front, to
a depth of S00 meters was captured
by German troops from the British
yesterday, army headquarters an-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column One.)
Majority of Governors
Chicago, Oct. 2. Forty-five gov
ernors have approved the plans to
proceed at once with the physical ex
amination o the 7,000,000 men .regis
tered under the selective draft act,
who were not included in the first
The work will be done leisurely,
two or three examinations being held
each week. The accepted men will
be included in th second call and will
be used to fill gaps in the national
army as they Occur. -
Soldiers' Life Insurance
Bill Reaches Senate
Washington, Oct. 2. Government
life insurance for soldiers and sailors,
with disability allowances, instead of
pensions, is provided in the adminis
tration bill, reported in perfected form
today to the senate with plans for
" With few dissenting votes, it was
ordered reported favorably. Leaders
plan to bring it before the senate to
morrow and hope to secure its pas
sage within two oi three days.
Two Brigadier General
Washington. Oct- 2. The follow
ing were among assignments of
brigadier generals announced today
at the War department.
General Lucien G. Berry, Sixtieth
field artillery brigade. Camp Doni
phan, Fort Sill, Okla.
General James A. Irons, Une Hun
dred and Sixty-sixth depot brigade.
Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash.
Wearing Qnly Crown in World
Unthreatened by Democracy,
He Appears Before Sub
jects in Mighty Pageant.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a
crown," may in truth be said of Euro
pean monarchs, but can not be said
with verity when speaking of King
Ak-Sar-Ben XXIII, nor of his line
of predecessors who have ruled over
the kingdom of Quivera with graci
ousness and kindness.
With a world at war, with Europe
veritable cataclysm of carnage and
woe, King Ak-Sar-Ben sits upon his
throne, "monarch of all he surveys,"
loved by hosts of loyal subjects who
have journeyed to Omaha, the chief
of the seven cities of Cibola to pay
homge to their grett ruler.
Enter Kingdom Tonight
With his crown sitting steadily up
on his head, the king will make his
triumpal entry this evening in con
nection with a mighty electrical
pageant appropriately entitled, "The
Triumph of Demacracy." This
pageant will have a prophetic sug
gestion, depicting how in the past
the hydrapheaded monster of auto
cracy has been crushed by democracy
and lending hope to the thought that
history will repeat itself when democ
racy again its perfect work has done.
This year's electric oarade "theme
fs so timely and simple that every
boy and girl will be able to compre
hend and appreciate it. The scenes
will include William Tell, Swiss pa
triot, who had something to do with
an apple, as the kiddies all know.
Another scene will depict the Boston
tea party, signing of the Declaration
of Independence, King George III,
Spirit of 76, Emancipation Proclama
tion, Cuba, the army, the navy, peace,
Red Cross and other appropriate ideas
all cleverly worked out by Articifer
Renze and his cew.
To Get Keys to City.
The king will tarry in front of the
city hall longenough to permit Mayor
Dahlman to present his majesty with
the key to the city.
Thousands of people from the land
of Quivera have journeyed hither In
vehicles on rails and on rubber tires.
It might be said that "all roads lead
to Omaha," but that expression hav
ing been used last year in a similar
conection, it will not be used this
After the king ensconces his royal
embonpoint in a royal boudoir to
subjects and on Thursday and dur
ing the remainder of the vcek will be
(Continued on Page Four. Column Fonr.)
Hard Coal Users Have
a Hard Problem to Solve
Now it is the users of hard coal who to be put to the added expense of in
BIG LOAN TODAY
Sale of vLiberty, Bonds o Be
Pushed by Speakers In The
aters, Movies and Public
Speakers for the second Liberty
Loan drive will begin their four-minute
talks in Omaha toUight on the
streets, in the theaters, movies houses
! and other public places. A meeting of
tne committee on speakers was held
yesterday. Mayor Dahlman announced
that every city commissioner would
canvass his department thourghly to
sell Liberty bonds. -.
( John F. Flack, reported the build
ing and lion companies well organized
for the drive and announced that the
big state-wide.meeting of these organ
izations will be held at Hastings next
week, at which time some decision will
be reached as to how much the build
ing and loan companies of the state
Urge Buying Bonds.
T. B. Coleman, head of the schools
committee, said the slogan in the
schools will be "A Bond in Everv
LHome," and that letters will go out
to every teacher in the schools, urg
ing her to talg the bonds and the
importance of their sale to the chil
dren each day so that the message
may be daily carried to the homes by
the children. .
E. C. Calvin found that he could
not serve on the committee which is
soliciting the big interstate corpora
tions for subscription, and in his place
G. H. Holdrege has been appointed.
Mr. Kennedy spoke also on the Lib
erty loan drive. "Don't think you are
sacrificing anything when you lend
the government your money," he
said. "Don't balance pennies when
the destinies of humanity are at stake.
This war has shown us that charac
ter is a greater thing than coin and
manhood more than money."
Wipes His Lips.
Piper Engles, of the Kilties, who
edited a paper in the trenches, was
called on for a speech. During the
course of his remarks Judge Wood
rough interrupted him with the ob
vious statement, "This is a dry state,
Engles." Not this morn.' No," said
Piper Engles. The Kilties had been
entertained by Everett Buckingham
at the Stock yards just previous to
their Henshaw engagement, which in
dicates that Buckingham will have
to do some explaining.
Piper McLadd with his battery of
bagpipes, marching up and down the
hall entertained the club with High
land ditties. At the close of the
luncheon the diners, standing, sang
"God Save the King," in honor of
their guest followed by the national
are protesting, especially those house
holders who prefer the comfortable
base burner for heating purposes.
Because eastern manufacturers can
purchase hard coal for their furnaces
cheaper than they can ship in the soft
variety and because of the increased
demand for fuel, there is only a lim
ited quantity of anthracite being
shipped out of the eastern fields. Con
sequently that class of citizens that
has invested in. base burners is apt
stalling soft coal heaters or furnaces
unless the government comes to their
relief and brings about some method
of distributing anthracite coal in the
One local coal dealer paid a bonus
of $1.25 a ton for hrrd coal at Chi
cago in order to have it on hand as
an accommodation to his customers,
and, just now at any rate, coal deal
ers are making no attempt at solicit
ing anthracite coal orders.
Giant War Tax Bill
Goes to President
Washington, Oct 2. Congress
tonight sent the great war tax -bill
to the president for his signature,
the senate following the example of
the house and adopting the confer
ence report without a record vote.
The bill was in the making four
months, and it levies more than two
and a half billion dollars additional
Indications, Favor Immediate
Examination of Remaining
Seven Million Regis
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 2. The . -third
contingent of national army men will
begin moving tomorrow to the six
teen cantonments, where approxi
mately one-half of the 687,000 se
lected men called out by the president
already have been mobilized. Quotas
now ready to leave home vary greatly,
ranging from 17 to 40 per cent of the
full state quota, with a general aver
age of between 20 and 25 oer cent.
Modifications of previous quota
plans was necessary because of the
conditions at the cantonments and
the availability of equipment.
Deficit of Men Certain.
Definite figures are still lacking as
to the number of selected men to be
transferred to the national guard avi
ation tervice, medical corps or other
branches of the army that will have
to be filled up to war strength. It is
certain, however, that the men re
maining at the camps will not be suf
ficient to fill the sixteen national army
divisions to full strength.
Secretary Baker indicated today
that no decision had been reached as
to when a second call will be made.
There are many deficiencies to be
filled-up in the first draft, physical
examination of the selected men by
army doctors at the camps having re
sulted In many objections.
Remainder May Be Examined.
Decision of the war department on
the suggestion that the remaining
7,000,000 registered men be examined
immediately and classified for service
in order that they may have knowl
edge of when to expect a call to the
colors and arrange their affairs ac
cordingly awaits action by congress
on the war deficiency bill. . ,
. Secretary Baker said today that of
some thirty-five governors ; wha had
been atsJced if they believed it was ex
pedient to proceed with the examina
tion of all registered men, only , two
had opposed the plan. Those who aid
so on the' ground it. would
make too great a demand on the time
of the examining boards, virtually all
the members of which . are serving
EXECUTIVE WILL '
Appointment Is Made by Edgar Howard, Acting Governor,
During Neville's Absence on Official Business at ;
Washington; Confirms The Bee's Story;
1 "1" " "
V ' - " (
J V A
GOVERNOR WHO BECOMES
Men Assemble Today.
Three contingents of' men from
Douglas county selected for the na
tional .army will leave today for
Camp Funston. '
Men in the First and Second di
visions will leave at 8:32 a. m. on the
Missouri Pacific, by way of Kansas
City. The quota from the Third di
vision will leave at 10:55 this evening
on the Burlington.
The First district men assembled at
headquarters, Twenty-second " and
Ames avenue, at 2 p..m. Tuesday They
were organized and received their first
lessons in drilling from Henry F.
Meyers, clerk of the board. Mr. Mey-1
ers was captain of the Indiana militia
at Porto Rico during the Spanish
American war. He can get a bunch
of raw recruits into shape in less time
than anyone in Omaha, is the belief
of all who have watched fiim.
The First,diWsion will be in charge
of Hugh C. Robertson, as captain, on
the way to Camp Funston. Mr.- Rob
son was exempted because he has
a wife and child, but returned to the
board and.asked to be allowed to go.
He is a well known attorney of
Omaha and has had four years of
military training at 'college.
Guests of Mile Club.
The men of the First district were
at dinner last night at 7:30, The Com
mercial club had a committee there
and presented them with cigars and
Wednesday, at 6 a. m. the selected
men will meet at the headquarters of
the local board ancj, take cars to Six
teenth and Farnatn. They will be met
by the Kilties band and the pipers will
yrcccucj uicm io uic siaiiou. y
intra aistnct men will assemble at
the office of C C. Redwood at 10 p.
m. and march to the Burlington sta
tion. They will entrain at 10:55. Roll
calls will be held at 10 a. m. and 5
p. m. in order that the necessary in
structions may be given. Identifica
tion badges will be distributed at the
headquarters in the Patterson block.
The Second district from the South
Side will assemble at the city hall at
6:30 a. m. and take street cars for
Omaha. They will join with the
First district at Sixteenth and Far
natn streets and march to the train
accompanied by the Kitties band.
Expect Amount to Be Doubled
Before Day Closes and an
Average of $125,000,000
' Daily. ' '
' New York, Oct. 2Just how many
millions of dollars were invested in
Liberty bonds yesterday when the
campaign for subscriptions to Amer
ica's second war loan was launched
In New York could not be learned
early today, but is variously estimated
at from $25,000,000 to $50,000,000.
HALF IN NEW YORK.
While a large oversubscription is
hoped for, the campaign managers are
taking no chances of a failure to
place at least one-half of the $3,000,
000,000 issue in the New York federal
reserve bank district.
Posters that both invite and demand
subscriptions are everywhere and the
network of committees, constituting a
vast army of workers, are organized
to carry the meaning of the loan into
every home in the district.
Washington, Oct. .9. Treasury of
ficials were elated at the returns pour
ing in from all parts of the country
indicating that the appeal to raise $3,
000,000,000 for the second Liberty
loan is meeting1 with an enthusiastic
response from the public.
O Governor Keith Neville has accept
ed the colonelcy of the new Seventh
Nebraska regiment and will go to
He will resign as governor of Ne
braska as soon as the Seventh is
mustered into service, but until that
time he will continue to serve . as
chief executive of the state.
Officers of the Seventh have been
urging the governor to accept the
leadership of the regiment and at this
gave him an opportunity to carrx
out his desire to enlist in the na.
tion's service he decided to accept-
HOWARD'S APPOINTMENT. ,
The ' governor's appointment as'
colonel of the Seventh was made by
Lieutenant Governor Howard, while
he . was acting as governor, at the
time Governor Neville, was in Wash
ington on official business.
Lieutenant Governor Edgar Howard
will now become governor of Nebras
ka, through the regular order of sue
"I shudder to-Jhink of becoming
governor of Nebraska," is the way
the lieutenant governor expressed
himself some months ago, when The
Bee called attention repeatedly to the
possibility that the governor ' would
resign to enter the army. . -
"I am tired of this job of being gov
ernor anyway," is what .Governor
Neville said several times to his close
friends. "I would rather be in the
army." -Vm . : -.' ,;
During the organization 6f the
"Dandy Sixth," Governor Neville, pon
dered long over accepting the colonel
cy of that' fegimenC which, U 'was
well understood, he could have- had, '
f- Six Yetrt MUlttrj- ScfiboL .' '
Governor Neville, who is 33 year
.old and the'youngest governor in the
United 'Mates,'; has '-.had 'Six -years
schooling at St. John's military school
at Annapolis, having graduated there
from in 1905.-White at the school he
was recognized as a' captain in the
school regiment. He.is known as one
of the rifle and .shotgun shoot-
uinn' a -m
KM lCfl VT
ber of trophies
(Continued on Faga Two, Column Two.)
Lobeck Will Make Trip
, 9f Inspection to Honolulu
(from a Staff Correspondent.
Washington, Oct. 2. (Special Tel
egram.) Representative Lobeck has
an ambition to see Hawaii. Having
been invited by the Chamber of Com
merce of Honlulu to make a visit
there, the congressman, left for Oma
ha tonight to arrange for his trip.
- Dr. Adolph Sachs, professor of
medicine at Creighton university, ac
companied by Mrs Sachs, is visiting
friends in Washington.
C. W.. Hamilton of Omaha, called
upon Senator Hitchcock today.
Little French Cave-Dwellers
Removed to New Toul Hospital
V Governor in Omaha,
Governor Neville arrived inOma.!)a
Tuesday afternoon td inspect tys new
command. He visited'at.the Ak- Sar
Ben carnival and upon his arrival at
the gates of Omaha s festival grounds
he-was greeted by a colonel's salute
of ten guns by members of the "Lucky
Seventh" recruiting, squad stationed
there." ' ' -:.
.Local ' officers '' bf ? the "Lucky
Seventh" will endeavor to' have the
governor-colonel take" command of
the troops in the U daylight parade
Thursday afternoon. i
Just how long it will be before the
Seventh is mustered into service is
not known, but as the regiment is
rapidly-' being recruited" to war
strength, it is thought likely the time
is not far ahead. -;;-;". ; -..;.V
GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT, ;
Governor Neville made this , state
ment:' "Responding to wishes, ' expressed
by letter, of a majority of the total
number of officers of - the Seventh
regiment that I accept the colonelcy,
Governor Howard, during my absence
from the state, issued me a commis
sion as such. ,
"I 'believe ' that the government
should in this emergency realize 100
per cent on the expenditures of past
years for the training of men at mili
tary' colleges and similar institutions
maintained wholly or in part by the
government as well as at the various
schools, and since the written request
(Continued on Pe Four, fVilnmn Two.) '
Fire Destroys Valuable. J ;
Foodstuff in Stockholm .
Stockholm, 0cf. 2.More than
2,000 tons of provisions, fodder, maize,
oil cakes and other supplies were de
stroyed today 1y fire in storehouses
near Stockholm. The ' loss, which
amounts to more thai? one million
crowns, will be felt severely, partic
ularly as it probably will be impossi
ble to replace these materials under
the existing import restrictions.
(Br Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 2. Medical work
for French children undertaken at
Toul by the American Red Cross was
formally inaugurated in the presence
of the prefect of - the department,
two French generals and the sena
tor of , the department! Red Cross
headquarters here was advised today
from the commission to France.
French and American flags were
raised in front of the new brick bar
racks given by the French govern
ment for the children's refuge and
the prefect of the department warmly
thanked the Red , Cross for its help
with the children.
Concerning actual relief .work, the
"Several hundred ; ; childwn at
Pompey and, Fcuard, towns near by
which are under almost constant
bomb attack, have been examined and
are being cmoved from. their refuge
in cavjs to the Asile at Toul as
quickly is possible.
"The work of the infirmary es
tablished by the American Red Cross
has been greatly augmented by the
gift o a children's hospital from an
American committee. This hospital
will become the center of th wel
fare work for the entire department
Laff and the World Laffs
And that's what Ak-Sar-Bon's for
And to be sure that everyone will
enjoy ; their; full , measure of laffs
THE BEE has arranged to project!
Free Motion Picture! of
; BILLY WEST
! " . .
The Funniest Man on Earth .
On the Farnam Street Side- of
THE NEBRASKA CLOTHING
COMPANY BUILDING , ' 4 ?
Tuesday . and (Thursday Evenings
between Sand 9;30i ; . . I
Wednesday, starting at 7 :30 i ;
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