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VOL. XLVII. NO.T 97.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1917.TEN PAGES.
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Letters wiiKe to tret
INTERNAL OPPOSITION TO PAN
GERMANISM MAY FORCE EARLY
RESIGNATION OF MICHAELIS
Imperial Chancellor Between Two Mill Stones; Reichstag
Majority is Opposed to Von Tirpitz . Policy and
Scheme for Annexation and Indemnities;
Clash Comes Today. r .
:. . . .
Wilson Says Early Peace With
GermanyWoiild Compromise U. S.
Washington, Oct. 8. Americans who are discussing early peace with
Germany forget that it would mean crushing the democratic ideals for
which the United States has always stood for, said President Wilson today
to the organizers of a patriotic educational movement, who called at the
White House. He said the only way to end the war is by complete victory
of the nations representing those ideals over Germany's doctrine of force.
(By Associated Press)
External pressure to force the German government to
set forth its war aims clearly having failed on the surface, in
ternal conditions within' the empire threaten to compel the
issuance of a full statement of Germany's aims. What the Ger
man leaders want, if they are successful, will be discussed in
the Reichstag this week, probably today.
TWTfrw Ak.T.TS HAHTi PPF.SSITTV V
The imperial chancellor, Dr. Mich
aelis, is finding the way as difficult
as it. was for his predecessor, Von
Bethman-Hollweg, and he must now
face the critics of the government in
the Reichstag. Whether, as has been
charged, the bureaucracy and the
army have been furthering the pan
German scheme of annexation and
indemnities is expected to be brought
out in the Keichstag debate.
HELFFERICH EFFORTS FAIL.
Dr. Michaelis on .Saturday, sent
Minister, of the Interior Helfferieh
before the Reichstag to make a state
ment on his hebalf. Helfferieh failed
to . mollify- the critical members of the
Reichstag and the sitting was. ad
jouraed to today after the vice chan
cellor's speech had. been, interrupted.
General von Stein, war minister, was
jeered when he attempted to explain
the army's side of the accusation that
the high command was using very
strong methods to help the pan-German
Former Chancellor von- Bethman
Hollweg, some months before his
resignation, " had a test of strength
with Admiral von Tirpitz, the re
puted organizer of ruthless submarine
1 Sr.Uuis Chamber of Commerce
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rtupprecht's Assault Beaten Off
and Prisoners Taken; Ger
. maris Prepare Naval Of
fensive on Petrograd.
GREECE tO COME
ACROSS WITH BIG
ARMY FOR ALLIES
Minister Doussos Says People
Are Confident and Will Throw
Their Full Strength Into
the War.1 '
warfare, and the chancellor won. The
aclpiiral since has been busy and the
new fatherland party, of which he is
one of the sponsors, according to re
cent reports, has been very active in
opposing the . Keichstag majority
declaration for peace wtihout annexa-
tins or indemnities.
Majority Against Pan-Germani&m.
It has now come to a test between
the followers of Von Tirpitz and the
pan-Germans on one "side and the ma
jority oi tne iteicnstag on the other.
Recent reports have shown that the
feeling between the pan-Germans and
the Keichstag majority has been.be
coming more intense, some socialist
members of the , Reichstag having
gone so tar, as to charge that the
agitation of . the pan-Germans is di
viding the German people into two
camps on the question of the aims of
the war . t
Progressive Member Talks Peace.
Amsterdam, Oct-8. George Go'
thien, progressive member of the
Reichstag, is .quoted in a Berlin dis-
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Four.)
iThe Weather ,
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For Nebraska: Fair; warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday,
5 a. m..., ,
' ( a. m.
7 a. ra.,..
8 a. m.
i a. m.. ........
10 a. m ,,
11 a. m
13 m ,.
1 p. m... '..
. 1 p, m.
1 p. in
4 p. m
5 p. m. .........
t p. m
7 p. m. .........
8 p. m...
Comparatlre local Record.
1917 1914 1I1S
Higheste' yesterday .. 1 ' 71 49
Lowest yesterday .... 38 48 33
Mean temperature .. 40 60 41
Precipitation 00 00 00
Temperature ana precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature (8
Deficiency for the day 18
Total deficiency since Maroh 1 !28
Normal precipitation ;.. 07 Inch
Totol rainfall since March 1..30.70 Inches
Deficiency slnre March 1 4.87 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1118.11.39 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 191S. 1.23 Inches
Be ports From Stations at 7 A. M.
Btatlon and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est.
Cheymne, clear ...... 68 tt
DaTenport, clesx 44 48
Dearer, clear ......... 64- 68
Des Moines cloudy.... 44 46
Dodire City, clear ..... 8 65
Lander, clear 60 64
North Platte, clear .... 54 ' 62
Omaha, r-loudy CO St
Pueblo,, rain ... 60 62
Rapid City, pt cldy.... 68 , 72
Salt Lftks City, clear.. 79 74
Santa Fe, clear 66 62
Sheridan, clear 0 72
Slou City, cloudy 10 60
Valentine, clear 68 64
Oxt 8.The v Germatfs
made an attack last evening on Brit
ish positions east of Ypres, where the
British recently had made important
advances. The war office reports that
the enemy was repulsed.
llie statement follows:
"An infantry attack developed
against our positions east of Polygon
wood after the enemy had put down
a heavy barrage yesterday t dusk on
our front between Hollebeke and
Broodseinde.'The attack was beaten
-off by, our fire, a few prisoners re
maining in our hands.
"We successfully raided the enemy's
line east of Monchy last night."
Through squall of rain and under
low hanging clouds, Field Marshal
(Continued oa rage Two, Column Two.)
Washington,'. Oct . 8.-Greece Is
nearly ready (put . a large-and ef
fective 'army in the field to co-oper
ate with the allies, according -to dis
patches from the Athens' foreign of
fice to 'the Greek legation here.' Lack
of, .equipment is being remedied
rapidly with the allies' aid.,
Minister. Doflssos today gave the
following summary of the- situation
jn Ma. country as de,scribdin th
legitionV" dispatch.' y i
"The situation in Greece U be
coming more. -satisfactory every day.
The people are thoroughly confident,
of the efficiency of their government
and 1 they are willing to allow the
present ministry to continue in the
work of reorganization of . the re
sources of the country so that Greece
may throw her full' strength into the
More Than Enough Money
i ;. . For Clergymen's Fund
New .York, ' Oct. 7. An over sub
scription of nearly 75 per cent to the
$5,00Q,000 pension fund, for the sup
port of retired Episcopal clergymen'
was announced here tonight. Of the
$8,712,000 aubscribed. $5,164,555 has
already been paid, it was stated.
CROP OVER THREE
Government Forecast Shows
Condition Js 75.9; Nearly
Two-thirds of Billion'
Bushels of Wheat.
Famous Germain Sea Raider is
Reported Captured in Pacific
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U JL WEL8H, Meteorologist.
London, Oct 8. An Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Melbourne
says it is reported there that a whale
boat with a crew of Germans from
the raider Steadier has been captured
in the vicinity of the Fiji Islands; The
boat contained a gun and machine
guns, the dispatch said, and the Ger
mans admitted they had been detailed
from the Seeadler to make raids.
The presence of 'two German sea
raiders in the South Pacific was made
known in dispatches from Samoa to
the Navy department last week. Both
vessels were said to have been' man
ned by the crew of the Seeadler. Sev
eral merchantmen are reported to
t 1 t . gM- aa -
nave Dcen sunit. ine seeaaier was
active in the oSuth Atlantic last
spring, sinking eleven merchantmen
and stranded on the coast of Mopeha
Island in the South Pacific.
, Washington, OcT. 8. Despite
estimated loss of 37,000,000 during
September, the country's corn crop
still will be the greatest in its history.
Later figures issued by the Depart
ment of Agriculture today show the
crop will be ,3,210,795,000 bushels and
also that despite an estimated loss of
9,000,000 bushels during the month,
the spring wheat croo will exceed last
forecasts ot production - of the
country's principal farm crops, are
(in millions of bushels): ,
Spring wheat, 242.4. s
All; wheat, 659.8.
Oats, 1,580.7. ;
White potatoes, 452.9.
: Sweet potatoes, 87.2.
, Flax, 11.3.
Rice, 332. '
, Tobacco (pounds). 1,243.0.
Apples, total, 176.6.
Apples, commercial crop, (barrels),
Sugar beets, (tons), 7.8.) '
. Kafirs, 98.6.
Beans, 15.8. 5
Condition of the various crnn nn I
. . . . . . -----
uctoDer i was reportea as follows:
Corn,, 75.9 per cent of a normal.
White potatoes, 79.0.
i Sweet potatoes, 83.2.
Rice, 79.7. ' '
Flax, 51 J.
Suear beets. 89.7.
Conditions of corn by western states
ioiio ws: . -Illinois,
86; Ibwa, 80; Missouri, 94
ttCDrasxa, ; Kansas, m.
Complete Agreement Reached
at Conference; Coalition
Cabinet Embodying Fac-
. tions Planned.
Petrograd, Oct. 8. After a con
ference of three hours of members
of the government, including Pre
mier Kerensky, with a delegation
representing the democratic con
gress and with representatives of
the beurgeoise yesterday, a com
plete agreement was reached on all
questions. , The .premier declared
that the government purposed im-.
mediately to form a complete cabi
net so that the reconstituted coali
tion government might be able to
go to work at once on te basis laid
In view of the arovernment'a oh.
Ijections, the representatives of the
democratic congress withdrew their
request that one of their delegates
participate in the forthcoming inter
allied conference in Paris.
Russians Ordered from Finland.
Stockholm. Oct. 6. The military
commandant at Viborg has published
a warning to all Russian families in
Finland to leave theN:ountry. He
points ut that the scarcity of pro
visions and the prices and the eco
nomic conditions existing between
Russian and Finland are difficulties
bound to be come wo'se, particularly
it riniana is to dc lurneu into a
' German Sub Escapes,
Madrid,! Oct. 8. A German sub
marine interned at 'Cadiz has escaped.
everal German submarines have
sought' refuge in Spanish ports dur
ing the war and one of them, which
put in at Cadiz was escorted out of
the port later by Spanish torpedo
boats. : To Drevent further incidents
of this nature King Alfonso on June
30 last signed a decree forbidding
submarines of bellieerent cowers to
trvigtt;Spniglt? wittrt ornttfr
Spanish ports, it was declared that
all submarines which entered,; the
Spanish zone would be interned, t: ;r
Russian Railroad Strike On.
Petrograd, Oct 8. The general rail
way strike order which promises a
complete tieup of traffic, except sani-,
tary and military trains, became effec
tive last midnight All passenger
trains scheduled to leave Petrograd to
day, except for the front, were aban
doned, ihe strike was carried into
effect in spite of the warning given by
M. Alikitin, minister ot posts and tele
graphs, that the strikers would have
to answer charges of treason and call
ing upon the telegraph operators to
refuse to transmit the strike order.
V. J. BRYAN WILL SPEAK AT
MASS MEETING TONIGHT TO
START BIG BOND CAMPAIGN
o ii.i i is i swisaseselesBSBsaeasaaaeisss t " 4 ..
Business Men to Make Their Subscriptions at Noon at
Commercial Club; Entire State to Take Part In .
Effort to Raise Funds to Push War . ' ,'- ' -Against
the Kaiser. . '
TO SPEAK FOR LIBERTY
BONOS HERE TUESDAY.
Dick Carter Makes
Keet Kidnaping Plot
Marshfield. Mo..' Oct 8. Dick Car
ter, one of the defendants in the aU
leged plot to abduct C. A. Clement,
a jeweler of Springfield, will be a wit
ness for the state in the trial of ClauH
JI riersol, charged with kidnaping
Doy uoya J.eei.
rrosecutor Paul M. O Dav an
nounced this afternoon that the state
would use Carter and that Carter had
made a complete confession, not only
to his part in the attempt to abduct
element,. out in the plot to steal Baby
Carter, who is in the muntv'iiil
here, said: ' .
"I am tired of carrvinsr the errr
aoout tne Keet kidnaping and shall
t 1 . t . r . ....
umikc a cican Dreasi oi it an.
He said he would tell on the wit
ness stand of the attempts that were
made to abduct Clement and of two
attempts to kidnan the baby when he
was present. Carter stoutly main
tains that he had no part m the actual
U.S. Patrol Kills
Washington. Oct 8. Vice Admiral
Sims cabled the Navy department to
day that an American oatrol vrM
on duty at night in the war zone had
fired on an Italian submarine, which
failed to answer recognition signals,
killing one officer and one enlisted
Secretary Daniels at once sent a
message to the Italian ministry of
marine, expressing the deepest regret
over ine nntortunate occurance and
tendering his and the .. American
navy's sympathy -for the loss of life.
Ecuador on Verge of
Break With Germany;
Minister Not Wanted
Washington, Oct. 8. Without com
ment or explanation the' Ecuadorean
foreign minister notified Minister
Elivalde today that his government
had instructed its minister in Peru to
advise the German minister there that
he could not be formally received at
the Ecuadorean capital. Mr. Elivalde
will advise Secretary Lansing of -his
government's action tomorrow. By
State department officials and diplo
mats the action of Ecuador has' been
construed as practically equivalent to
a rupture ot relations with Germany.
Oklahoma Live Stock
Will Be Fed a Half
Million Bu, of Wheat
Oklahoma City, Okl., Oct. 8. Half
a million bushels of wheat will be fed
to live stock in Oklahoma this falL it
is indicated by reports received today
by the state council of defense, from
twenty-three counties. In most of the
counties an increased acreage of
wheat planted is indicated, but no
hope fs held out that planting will be
further stimulated by an increase of
few. cents a bushel possible under
new marketing arrangements.
William J. Bryan will speak on the second Liberty loan)
at the Auditorium tonight at 8 o'clock. '
A rousing mass meeting is 'planned. The doors will be open
at 7. The rmisic will start at 7:30, and the speaking atv8.
V T. C. Bvrne. chairman ttt tha (rata
general committee on the Liberty
Loan drive, will preside.. O. T. East
man, treasurer of the stata commit
tee, will lead in the patroitic singing,
which will be joined by all tho audi
STARTS IN MORNING.
The campaign for the sale of the
bonds in the state wilt be well under
way when this mass, meeting occurs, i
For the campaign will start Tuesday. .
In Omaha it, will start officially at
noon, when, the business men will
hold a mass meeting at the Commer- '
cial club rooms and announce their
individual subscriptions and the sub-'""
scriptions of the firms and companies
they represent ' . , ,
At exactly five minutes before 1
o'clock the whistles over; every fac
tory, machine shop and plant of any ,
kind will begin to blow.; They will J
be led by the noted siren whistle,
which has already sounded the call
for many a movement in Onrha. But
the other whistles will follow, , :
, Auto Horns to? Honk.
Yes. and the horns on the atifnmr,.
biles alt over the city are to ,ba
honked.,fci AutbmaMre'; dealers ' hive
been i.otified and will h otik manv
horns from their shops arid from the
garages. Private individuals driving ,
cars on the street will sound their
horns at that time. Those who have
cars parked on the street, If they can
reach them readily; -will! man their
cars, and honk ' for five , minutes J
straight 7. ' v ?
l In fact it is planned that whistles-?; i
bells, auto v horns . and many other
noise-making devices shall add to the t"
hub-bub which will be the unique way
of t telling Omaha that the Liberty
bond drive has officially Started. "
To Take Subscriptions.
When this shrillintr of whistles and .
sounding of horns has continued for
II a il a , d" .
minuies ine , ciock will strke 1
FORCED TO CLOSE
Four ' Public Institutions. Not
Able to Provide Heat; Steam
Pipe Burst at
Thirteen Negroes Cleared '
Of Houston Riot Charges
Fort Bliss. Tex.. Oct. 8. Thirteen
of the 156, negro soldiers held in the
stockade here in connection with the
rioting in Houston, Texas, August 23,
were ordered released yesterday and
have returned to Columbus, N. M to
join their regiment Their release
was ordered uoon reeottimenrfatinn
of the board of inquiry, which found
tney naa .10 part in the rotting.
Delay' La Toilette Hearing
To Await Bryan's Statement
Washington, Oct . 8.BeKinninir
investigation today of the speech of
Senator La Follette before the Non
partisian league of St Paul, the sen
ate committee in charge of the in
quiry mapped out preliminary pro
cedure and then adiourned until
Thursday to await further informa
tion from La Follette and also former
Secretary of State Bryan.
The bursting of a steam pipe jn the
boiler room of Farnam school scalded
an arm of Frank II. McGuckm. lani
tor, and necessitated closing the school.
workmen are repairing the break and
expect to have the heating plant ready
C ' . I . . e
iur upcrimun wiimn a iew (lays.
Central Hish. Train and Bancroft
schools also are closed on account of
lack of heat The heating plants at
these schools were not comnleted in
time for. their use during the present
chilly weather. ' " - " ' ,
It is expected thatfTraln school will
open Tuesday morning and that ses
sions will be resumed at Central Hitrh
Thursday morning. A siren whistle
at the JJemis-Omaha Bag, plant will
be blown as a signal for Central High
school attendants to, return. -
The -ceident at Farnam school was
not serious. The break was in a
steam leader pipe from ' the boiler.
The janitor's arm is rapidly respond
ing to treatment -. .
Students at Central High " school
were held until 10. o'clock, as Princi
pal Masters believed the temperature
might raise 'to 65, but at 10:15 an
nouncement of dismissal was made
upon advice from the superintendent's
and the chairman at thm mm
wg in the Commercial dub wilt -call,
the" meeting to order and begin hear-,
ing the reports of those who are ready
to announce their subscriptions to the '
bond issue. . - ' '
This will orobablv entitlnit tnr an '
hour andnhe committee expects to be
able to report a wholesome total of f
initial subscriptions from the business i
men after this meeting. . '
After that the various teams, work. .
mg in different sections of the city, ?
and among the different lines of in '
dustry for individual . . subscriptions, !i
will becrin work to canvat hi twn
and will not let up until Omaha's
quota of the bonds is safely' sub
scribed. .. ., . i
Entire State .to Push.
At the same time the rmintv tnn. 1
ship and precinct committeemen all
oven the state will be making their "
active drive for subscriptions. The;
greater part of the work is expected'
to be completed during this and next '
week, although the activities will n
entirely cease until the end of Octo
Per. , . . . J -;y ,. S
The final meeting for th rnmnU.
tion of local plans were held at the t
Commercial club at noon, with W. E. k
Rhoades presiding. i.
First Sunday in October ?
-.Display Advertising In The Bee :
(Warfield A(acy Mcasursmsnts.) , j
Again in the Lead
SUNDAY, OCTOBfiR 7, 1917 IN INCHES:"
Local Display.'. ;i,322U
Foreign Display 234U
v 476. .
Total .......... . . . , , , . . .2,033
SAME SUNDAY LAST YEAR: ' ' '
Local DisnJIay, 929
Foreign Display !271V
............ .' 302ft
Gain Over Last Year
- 92V2 Inches s
Ahead of World-Herald
879Inches - - ' v
Ahead of the Newt
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