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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1917.
Central ' Powers Talk Peace While Armies Fall Back
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Berlin Newspaper Declares Germany and Austria-Hungary
Are Ready to Proffer Greatly Altered Terms to
Allies Huge Demonstration for Peace
' I Held In Vienna.
Amsterdam, Oct 9 Germany and Auitria-Hungary hare
agreed to make another peace offer to the allies, the Deutsche
Tagei Zeitung of Berlin says it learns on good authority.
The effer will hart at Hi basis boy
territorial aggrandisement, the sur
render of Belgium and French terri
tory, the renunciation of positive ter
ritorial acquisition for payments in
money ana no indemnity on either
ids... ,. . . -
DEMONSTRATION IN VIENNA.
A dispatch received here from
Vienna describe an impoainf peace
demonstration, which was aeld by the
Christian socialist party in the town
hall Sunday. Thousands of persons
were present Prince Alais Lichten
stein, president of the lower Austrian
Diet, opened the proceedings by an
nouncing that the meeting nad been
convened out of gratitude to the pope
and the emperor to demand peace by
agreement and general disarmment
and Arbitration at outlined in the re
cent speech of Count Czemen, the
Austro-Hungarlan foreign minister.
v "We offer our hand tor an honest
peace," said Prince Lichtenstein,
"but if it it rejected we shall, seise
the sword which, as hitherto with
Cod's help, will decide in our favor,"
Not Peace At Any Price.
Councillor Kunachok followed with
an eloquent speech In, the same tenor
and was frequently applauded,
"We are assembled," caid the
touneillor, "to declare how warm
and gbwing are our longings for
peace. But the leadin ( men in
enemy states must be warned against
' drawing false conclusion from this
admission. We want peace, but not
at any price. We demand peace in
tr name pf Europe, which Is sinking
to exhaustion while her competitors
are waxing fat" .
Expressing suspicion of President
Wiltons demand of a democratised
Europe, because America herself wr i
far Iron. real denroeraey,' Councillor
Kunschok concluded hit address
titer a tremendous ovation, by pray
ing for blessings on the peace ex
ertions of Pope Benedict and Em
eror Charles. - a
Both FrenoK and v:"
Britisi Open Big ; , :
' " Drive in Planders
(CwUinwa From ! Ona.l
-olitical Propaganda to Be
Prohibited In the Army; Tol
erance Due to Every
Party a View;
v, .- (B Aawwlato Praia.)
Amsterdam, Oct. 9. Chancellor
Mlchaells, in an address to the rcich
stag main committee yesterday, as re-
ported in Berlin dispatches, replied to
the charge .that ..officials, had.. under,
taken propaganda for the new father
land party which is. carrying , oa. a
movement for a "German peace," The
chancellor laid down the, -principle
which applies to Prussian officials as
well at those connected with the im
perial government that all are free in
their political) opinion and are per
mitted to belong to any party to long
at the empire. Is not endangered,there-
snowa,uive Keacenct. . -
Tm ti! s!ttisa1 arflv!tl tffiiMfila
hould observe reticence, to that' the
public may not lose faith in their 1m-
nartialitv. To Jorea or induce sub
ordinates to adopt an attitude fa fa
vor of any party, the chancellor con
tirwed, would be to abuse official po
sitions. This will not be permitted,
the chancellor taid, and obedience to
this principle will be enforced in caset
prougnt to nit attention, , .
As regardt the army, tpe chancellor
id. sU DOlitical propaganda will be
t aoicnnce or au.
"the ' governments ' of the federal
states are endeavoring to regard all
political leanings with complete ob-
Jectivonessand to.flO. lull Justice to
every paUtlcjil opinion,", ,aaid the
chancel or. ' "I adoot th It attitude be
cause I am convinced Ibat very pc
able and another "strategic retreat"
has been predicted. . ' - .
Recent dispatches from the British
front however, told of heavy fa ns
and deep mud. condition under which
ordinarily a renewal of the offensive
would not he expected. The decision
of the British staff to return to the
attack so quickly may Indicate a pur
oia ta fore a decision before the
cold weather tett in or before the
Germans have recovered from the last
blow, which appeared to have partly
French Alde4 In July, 4
' A considerable force of French
troops took oart In the beginning of
the Flanders drive on July 31. and in
the tubseouent fiahtln that eonsoli
dated the ground won by them from
a point northeast of Langcmarck st
far north at Dixmudei - -
This section of the fronVreroelned
comparatively quiet while the British
to the south were renewing their drive
last month. Aooarently the time is
now considered opportune for bring
ing the line to the north more nearly
on the level with the advanced Brit
tsh front The French attack today
extended as far to the north is Houu
hoist forest, about five miles toward
the coast from Bixschoote,
. Threaten Mcnln-Roulert Road,
It has been pointed out that with
thq salient carta of the Passchendaele.
Gheluvelt ridge in their hands, as the
result of their success last week, the
British were In an admirable volition
to push further east towards the
Menin-Roulcrs railway line. This in
valuable line of communication for
the Germans between their bases in
southwest Belgium and northern
France and their Belgian coast posi
tions are already commanded by. the
The renewed push it in the direction
ot this line, which before this mom
ing'i attack began was about five and
one-halt miles distant from the point
ot tne ttnttsh wedge at oroodisinde.
German Morale Shaken,
' Numerous indications have been
found, according tt reports from the
landers front that the German mor
ale in thit lector had notably deterior
a ted tinder the crushing blowt of the
British and their overwhelming ertil
lery superiority. tack ot tne former
vigor in the German counter-attack
and their comparative infrequent? are
cited at corroborative of this.
The theory is thus suggested that
despite the unfavorable weather con
dittons. Field Marshal Halg decided to
hit the Germans another hard blow
while they were still staggering from
the effeets of their defeat last week
and thus shake still further their al
ready precarious hold en western Bel
gium, possibly to the point where they
would be compelled to let go, .
Changee Battle Line on Map,
The pew offemlve opened- 'this
' morning extends from a point y
north of BatscvUl to within ti
miles of the Flanders coast The bat
tle line .0., the map shows just the
southern portion of section over
which the new thrust has been started
but gives an idea of the dominating
positions secured by the British who
now hold practically all of the Ghelu-
I velt-Kteawmalen ridge.
The objective of the persistent ham-
Pershing and Bliss Are Made
Generals by Wilsoji's Signature
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Washington, Oct. 9. President
Wilson today signed commissions as
generals for Major Genersl Tssker H.
Bliss, army chief, of staff, and Major
General John Pershing, command
ing the American forces, in France.
Though they have equal rank, Gen
eral Bliss takes precedence by virtue
of his position as the directing head
of the entire army organization,
j Congress revived the rank of gen
eral for the period of the war, largely
i order to avoid embarrassment to
eneral Pershing in dealing with of
fleers of Usher, rank commanding
the allied armies oh the western front.
The new grades carry a salary pf
KEET RELATES ,
FINDING BABY'S ,
BODY IN A-WELL
, (Contlntwdl From fact One.)
where the parents of the Keet baby
were attending a ball, and that the
driver of one of the care inquired of
the groundkeeper at to the presence
of Keet On being ordered off the
premises the two cart drove to within
a block of the Keet residence, which
was nearby, and stopped. The ground
keeper would testify, O'Day declared,
that the man who drove one ot the
cars was Piersol.
"Piersol wrote an the letters . re
ceived'by Keet, the father of the kid-
itiral nartv honestlv desires to do itl
best for the common wealth," It it to
be greatly regretted that this mutual
faith should nave been pushed into
the backsround in the course of the
controversy in the last few weeks and
that mutually antagonistic torma oi
propaganda should nave peen tne
result ' )
"Every German readily and gladly
makes the sacrifice of blood or treas
ure demanded from' him. I believe
mat among us tner naroty anyone
to give up, does not Kulp down his up
surging grief with the reflection that
it had to be."
The chancellor pointed, out that
(?ermanv'a ennonenti also tare com
pelled to make sacrifices and said that
if this were, kept in mind the. agitation
which had made its appearance would
Lieutenant General von Stein, Prus
sian war minister, said there was no
intention of putting politics into the
armv. but that on the contrary.
was intended to prevent this and that
sny attempt of propaganda tn oenai
of anv narv had been prohibited.
After tho chancellor's speech the
committee adopted a supplementary
budget tor tne ofuce-ot vies cnan
tellor, only the Social democrats vot
ing against it .
Unions Mav Circulate
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' A1k.H M V Drt 0Th nrlnd.
pal that labor unions have : the. right
to circulate py letters or Duplications
requests that their members refuse
to assist in the construction of build
ings in which non-union made ma
terials are used, when' such circulation
is not done-maliciously, but solely for
the benefit of the unions' members,
was upheld by tne cqurj ot appeals
$10,000 a year, an increase of $2,000
over the pay of major general.
The grade of lieutenant general
also was revived by congress, the
rank to be given commanders of army
corps, but it was stated authorita
tively at the War department today
that there is no intention of creating
any lieutenant generals or army corps
in the United States at this time as
the divisional training system wilt be
The name of Major General Sibert
was mentioned today as the most
likely candidate for the first commis
sion as lieutenant general when an
army corps is organized in France,
at he commanded the first troops sent
naped baby, as will be proved by ex
perts in handwriting. If we prove
this state, of facts, we will expect a
verdict of guilty," the proiecutor con
cluded. . , .
Mrs. Keet't two nursei, who were
asleep in the room from which little
Lloyd wai abducted, will follow Mr,
Keet on the witness stand.
Enemy Trading Bill
Is Taken Up by Cabinet
Washington, Oct. 9.- Administra
tration of the trading with the enemy
law was one of the principal subjects
for consideration at today's cabinet
meeting, and ' indications were that
the president's proclamation distri
buting authority under the act among
various ' government departments
might net be issued for several days.
MARK PASSING OF
THE DANDY SIXTH
Volunteers Weep as Col. Phil
Hall Bids Farewell to His
By a MACHINE GUN MAN.
Camp Cody, Deming.'N. M., Oct
l.(Special.) In the hearts of the
men from Nebraska there will al
ways be cherished memories of the
last few days.
Proud as they were when they
marched away from the dear old state,
happy because of the standing of
their regiment, each man a volunteer,
going willingly to the greatest call
to duty the world ever has known
greater than the ties of home and
family, greater than business, greater
in fact than anything except his obli
gation to his Maker they had (more
reason to be proud tonight than ever,
for tonight marked the passing of the
To describe the occasion is beyond
human ability. The master pens or
the most eloquent speakers could not
put into words the feeling, the heart
aches, the sentiment and the wonder
ful display of comradeship that was
Men Choke with Emotion,
Something that grips aman's heart,
that makes him choke in his throat
and makes him forget all the little
and mean things of life was here.
The wonderful moon, its beams
flooding the camp with a radiance of
silvery light, has never looked on a
similar scene. The sandy plains of
New Mexico will never see another
For days rumors flew thick and
fast. At last the orders ctme. We
knew what had happened. The Sixth
Nebraska wat to be no more. The
whole camp was to be turned upside
down. Not only were the Nebraska
regiments diyided, but those from
Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota
All day arrangementl were being
made for the reorganizaton.' The very
air seemed charged with it and tonight
one of the most peculiar and wonder
ful demonstrations, ever witnessed
Colonel Hall's Farewell.
At 4:30 this afternoon the regiment
was called to the parade ground and
formed in companies around Colonel
Phil Hall. With intense feeling he
told of the forming of the regiment
and the troubles and joys of its cre
ation. He spoke of the willingnest
of the officers ana men, of their loyal
ty and dependability. He told of the
work and the training they had re
ceived: how they came south and
made their camp a credit to the state,
and now when the necessities of war
had changed the plan of procedure.
how they all bore it ukc true bu.u.-.,
each accepting his new work and po
sition with the determination to oo
his utmost. ....
Al Colonel Hall expressed hi tor-
-i i utm rnmmitin there
were few dry eyes among the Z.UW
t L! Tl. rtiilHn t hem
men aooui nim. sy
it Our "Dandy Sixth" was passing.
end our eolonel was saying his fare-
W'i'l t, .nnrirlort tiU soeech cheer
after cheer burst from the men. .There
seemed no limit to tne appiausc.
they marched silently to quarters for
retreat and mess. .
After mess the restlessness that
had held the camp dl day drew us
from our tents. The handl caught
the spirit and began to play. As,"
prearranged the Indians of the regi
ment came forth in their war paint.
A great fire was lighted on the parade
grounds and at the flames leaped
heavenward the red men chanted tne
songs of their fathers.
To Fight in France.
Xhis company is the envy of the
brigade. Men from the other com
panies have tried every way imagin
able to get transferred to it.
However, there is more than luclc
in the reorganisation. A well-founded
rumor has gone through the camp
that we may soon go to France. In
fact, the major said that our move to
section one vas but temporary and
within a month there was a possibility
that we would leave for France.
France! Then Germany I Then home
for some of us.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
, to Success.
mering being administered py Half is
the Li!le-Osten4 .railroad twhich ts
about tour m iet eaai,oi prwni
battle line. British guns now dominate
this road, which has been- the means
of transportation for German, supplies
to the Belgian coast submarine and
airplane bates,. With this feeder cut
off German air raids will be less easily
launched and submarine activities in
the North sea will be discouraged.
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