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VOL. XLVII. NO. 99.
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GIANTS TURN DESPERATELY
ON SOX AND LAND GAME AFTER
RED HOT PITCHERS' BATTLE
Ne York Plays With Dash and Brilliancy Entirely
. Lacking in Two Former Contests; Robertson
Star of Day; Thirty Thousand Fans
Watch Spectacular Struggle.
Score by Innings:
New York 0
' ' (By Amoclafod Press.)
New York, OctrlO. Cheered on by thousands of loyal
rooters, the New York Nationals turned desperately upon the
Chicago Americans in the third game of the world's series here
this afternoon and shutout their inter-league rivals 2 to 0. It
was an entirely different appearing team that faced the White
Sox' at the Polo grounds. For the first time since the present)
struggle for titular base ball honors began, the Giants won both
victory and the breaks of the game.
PITCHERS' STRUGGLE. 0 :
As was the case in the first contest
in Chicago, the struggle. developed in
to a pitchers' battle, bu ttoday is was
Eddie Cicotte who was forced to bow
before the prowis of the opposing
hurler and the sweeping horde of the
Giants. Pitted against Rube Benton,
the star of the White Sox hurling
corps found a rival os skillful as he
In delivery, as crafty in generalship
and who refused to allow Cicotte's
team mates a run to ease the strain,
j GIANTS COME BACK.
Only six of the visitors reached
first five on hits and one on a fielders'
choice, and of these, only two saw
Behind Benton, the Giants played
with a dash and brilliancy which- were
completely missing in the two pre
ceding games. Despite Cicotte's fine
control and deceptive curves, they
smashed into the delivery of the
White Sox pitching star in the fourth
inning :and hammered ou, ; the- rwH
Tuns which 'soelled- victory and
National expressed the , belief '. that
they would be able ; to repeat otflor
row and , start westward Thursday
night on even terms. with their Amer
ican league opponents for the fifth
game of-, the series set for Saturday
in Chicago." '
Praise for Robertson.
Among the fans tonight the name
of Dave Robertson of Norfolk, Va.,
is praised in equal proportions with
that of Rube Benton, another southern
player,, hailing from Clinton, N. C
These two brought about the down
fall of the Chicago combination when
the outlook for a break in the series
was none too bright. .
For1' three and a half innings the
opposing boxmen had proved in
vincible and the thirty odd thousand
fans present were settling down for
a hurling duel when Robertson
sprang into the calcium glare of fame.
He ended the White Sox fourth in
ning attempt to penetrate the pitch
ing of Benton with a great running
catch of Gandil's long sizzling drive
to right field when he hurled himstlf
against the concrete wall of the grand
stand' and plucked the ball with one
hand' as - it was about to strike' the
tPfonUnued on Page Eight, Column One.)
. . Michaelis Says
Amsterdam," Oct. 10. The German
chancellor. Dr. George Michaelis, in
speaking of peace, said, according to
advices reaching here today,, that as
long as Germany's enemies demanded
any German soil, as . long as they
tried to drive a wedge between the
German people, and their emperor,
peace was impossible.
FIND PLOT TO
Douglas County Officials Un
earth Scheme of Santa ,
Anna Ca!., Hospital
Douglas county and state officials'
haye unearthed an alleged wholesale
scheme of the state ef.alifo'rrlttf'trj
tests to come. After. the game the fients.
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According to Clerk of .the. District;
Court Smith, who also is a member
of; the county insanity commission?
Administrator of Charities Hogan ana
H. H. Bowes, an attorney, seventy in
sane patients, formerly inmates of the
Southern California State Hospital
for the Insane at Santa Ana, are now
scattered all over the United States.
' Three Unloaded in Nebraska.
Three of them were unloaded on
Nebraska. One, Charles Webley, .51
years old, was arrested today by a
deputy sheriff on a warrant issued by
Robert ' Smith. The informant . ws
J. C. Kimbrell, Drexel hotel, a cousin
Webley, whose story has been sub
stantiated by an investigation by of
ficials' anff correspondence between
Nebraska state and California offi
cials, says he and sixty-nine .other
patients were loaded in a tourist
sleeping car at Santa Ana by officials
of the state hospital there.
He says the men and women were
unloaded all along the way, begin
ning at Portland, Ore. The insane
patients were each given $5 and pro
vided with tickets to inland towns
or to where relatives lived, according
Special Car to Atlantic Coast.
He and two other men, he ?ays,
were dumped off in Omaha. Webley
was given $5 and told to look up his
cousin, Kimbrell, a laboring man.
Kimbrell brought the case to the at
tention of Lawyer Bowes and Clerk
of thje District Court Smithy after he
had decided he could not afford to
keep his cousin any longer.
Webley was living in the Salvation
Army home when Douglas county
officials took him. in charge.
Robert Smith says he has knowl
edge that the special car carrying the
remainder of the insane patients went
clearMo the Atlantic coast after leav
ing Omaha. The last'two patients,
according to Smith, was an old Irish
couple who went to California for
their health, but who .--finally had
financial reverses and were taken into
custody by state officials of the
STATE DUPED BY
Expose of Methods of yVoman
Who Spoke to Legislature in
Behalf of Peace Made by
Writer in New York.
(From a Staft Correspondent.
Lincoln, Oct. 10. (Special.) Mem
bers of the 1915 legislature and many
others will remember an address de
livered to a joint session of the leg
islature by Mme. Rosika Schwimmer
jn behalf of peace. At the time of the
event-some of the members objected
to fhe time being taken up by her
while others fell into the scheme
heartily. The records show that
Senator Quinby of Douglas made the
motion in the senate for a joint ses
sion on February 24, -while Taylor of
Custer in the house moved to leave
the matter to the committee on reso
lutions which ruled in favor of the
When the time came for the senate
to adjourn it is interesting that Sen
ator Krumbaugh, a German, moved to
go into a committee of the whole and
continue business of the senate. This
lost and. the joint session was held
to hear' the woman.
Exposed By .Writer.
Today State Auditor Smith ob
tained a copy . of the New York
Herald which contains an interest1
ing copyrighted article by Herman
Bernstein that asserts Mme. Schwim
wer was ' acting as one of Count
von iiernstorns secret agents to
educate thepeople of the United
States against war. vwith Ger
many. The incident also shows
how easy it is to get a Nebraska leg
islature to listen to most anybody
who wants to talk. The article reads
in part as follows:
"One of the chief offenders, accof d
ing to the charges made by witnesses
now in Russia, was Colonel, Vladimir
Nekrasoff, a member of.the Russian
Commission, who returned to Russia
some- time ago, Nekrasoff lived at
th B Ueclaire hotel here and occupied
hvo oihec, af artmtnti iftvNew- Yotkri-
One of the witnesses testified that
one of these apartments was kept in
the , nam - of Rosika Schwimmer,
where Colonel .Nekrasoff and Count
yon Bernstfjrff, then tjerman ambas-;
sador to the .United States, met sev
eral times.'" i . ,
"It will be remembered that Rosika
Schwimmer, an Austrian pacifist ad
vocate, was the originator of the Ford
peace expedition. It was Mrhe.
Schwimmer, who induced Henry Ford,
the idealist -with millions of dollars,
Welcome to the Bankers
(Continued on Pate FWe, Colnmn nte. 1
Conference Takes Up Plan
1 to Supply-Navy Fuel Oil
Washington, Oct. 10. The problem
of supplying the American-and allied
navies with( fuel oil was taken up at
a conference today between navy and
shipping board officials and. represen
tatives of the British government. The
shortage of ocean tonnage' has made
it so difficult to keep oil moving that
some British warships are said to
have been forced to remain inactive
because, of a lick of fuel.
A plan probably will be worked out
by which oil tankers owned by the
allied nations "will be' pooled and the
number supplying naval vessels in
creased by a considerable number. '
Jim Vaughn -Has Robins
On His Easy Picking List
Beating -Jim Vaughn appears to be
an impossibility with the Brooklyn
Dodgers. He has beaten them six
straight games and three of the six
( TLEEZLY A
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SHOW GERMAN AMBASSADOR
DIRECTED SADOTAGE PLOTS
tR AND CANADA
State Department Makes Public Three Telegrams Between
German Embassy and Foreign Office In, Berlin;
. v Count Reports On Campaign to Influence
, Congress On Embargo.
MEN THROW THEIR
OFFICERS IN SEA;
A TTEMP T ESCAPE
Marines Refuse to Fire on Sailors, Who Finally Surrender
to Soldiers; Kaiser Orders Shootings,' Which
' 1 Michaelis Protests; Bad and Inade
quate Food Assigned as Cause.
(Continued on Page Fire, Column Two.)
Arid Receipts at Game
Polo Grounds, New York, Oct.
lOv The" total attendance and re
ceipts today, as officially announced,
were as follows:
Total attendance, 33,6-6.
Total receipts, $73,081.
National commission's share.
Players' share, $39,463.74.
Each club's share ,$13,154.58.
Washington, Oct. 10. Another series of sensational tele
grams which passed between the German government and its
embassy in this country was made public today! by Secretary
They are remarkable for the . degree of cunning and
ingenuity displayed in the evident purpose to do all possible
injury to Germany's European enemies through cutting off
their resources in America, while at the same time avoiding
as far as possible incurring the wrath of the American people
hi actual destruction of life in this country and Canada.
V. CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE.
THOSE WHO WILL
SMOKE MUST PAY
MORE WAR TAXES
Additional Boost Put on Cig
arets and Cigars by the
' Dealers.. .
Pull Corks of Two Suspicious
Bottles Right in Open Court
Temperatrfre and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature . ...rv. r8
Deficiency for the day , 12
Total deficiency sinco March 1 243
Deficiency for the day ;, .07 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .20.70 Inches
Deficiency elnee March 1 6.01 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1916. .11. S3 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1915.. 1.37 inches
. Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Rapid City, cloudy .... 6 78 .00
Slt Lake City, clear... 72 7A .00
Santa Fe, clear M 72 .00
Sheridan, cloudy ti 74 .00
flloux City, clear ...... 4 M .00
Valentine, cloudy t 68 .00
Tj. A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
Nebraska is supposed to be a "dry?
state. Yet the following; scene was
witnessed by a reporter, rrfeht in the
federal court room Wednesday morn
ing. Assistant United States Attorney
Saxton produced two bottles of gin.
He brought them out right in sight of
twelve good men and true who were
acting as jurors, and right in sight of
Federal Judge Woodrough.
Mr. Saxton tried to pull the corks
of fhe bottles. He couldn't get them
"Wait! Let Anton get a cork
screw," said Judge Woodrough.
So Anton Gross, the bailiff, hurried
out of the room and soon returned
with a corkscrew.' He declined to
state from whom he got it. ,
'Top! Top!? Two separate and dis
tinct pops rang out as Anton skillfully
pulled the'eorks from the bottles. Mr.
Saxton took them first and then they
we're passed around among the jurors,
each man putting the cork back in the
bottle after he was through with the
Think Jf it, people! Rum being
passed around among the jurors in
the federal court! Why, what are we
coming to? Is it fdr this that we went
4o the polls last fall and, by the ex
ercise of the ballot, droH'e the Demon
Rum from the borders of the state?
Is it for this?
Tut, tut, let us not get excited.
Everything happened in the court
room as above stated. But, the rum
in question was passed among the jury
merely for them to smell. They did
nothing but smell it. It was part of
the government's exhibit in the trial
of Iowa Crow and Louis Baker, In
dians, charged with bringing liquor
upon the. Winnebago Indian reservation
special war tax on tobaccos was
hung onto the-consumer in Omaha
tobacco shops yesterday. Prices
were given the boost which clears
manufacturer, jobber and retailer,
everybody except the poor unfortu
nate who has the nicotine habit.
Cigarct smokers were given- the
hardest jolt. Cigaret pries.were
given a boost oh. general principles
three months -ago, and now comes
another one so that the tobacco man
ufacturers won't have to pay the tax.
Cigarets whicli sold for IS cents a
box have been advanced to 18 cents,
two for 35. Twcnty-five-ccnt brands
have been advanced to 30 centff I en
cent brands are now IS cents.
The three-for-a-quarter cigar is no
more. Jobbing prices on these cigars
have advanced to $75 a thousand,, and
the retailer must sell them at 10 cents-
The jitney smoke will , stay, but
there is no chance ,to get six-for-a-quarter,
and there is a suspicion the
quality is (duc for a slump.
Bill Clymer Will Pilot ,
Louisville One More Year
William J. Clymer. "manager of the
Louisville team of the American as
sociation, for the last two seasons, is
to lead the club again in 1918. Clymer
signed a one year contract, although
O. , H. Wathem, owner of the club,
offerejd him a blank contract to fill
out. Clymer will spend 4hc winter at
his home in Willkes-Barre, Pr
The three telegrams' comprising
this series fofm the natural comple
ment conveying absolutely convincing
evidence of a well calculated and sys
tematic violation of American neu
trality by Germany during a period
more than a year preceding the be
ginning of ruthless submarine warfare
and the breach of relations between
Germany and the United States.
TO DESTROY CANADIAN ROAD.
The statement follows:
"The secretary of state publishes
the following two telegrams from the
German foreign office to Count von
Bernstorff in Januaryri16:
"'January 3. Secret. General staff
desires energetic action in regard to
pT&posed destruction of Canadian Pa
cific railway at several points, with a
view to complete and protracted inter
ruption of traffic. Captain Boehni,
who is known 1 on your side' and is
shortly returning, has been given in
structions. Inform the military at
tache and provide the necessary
American Sabotage Agents.
"'January 26. For military attache.
You can obtain particulars as to per
sons suitable for carrying on sabotage
in the United States and Canada from
the following persons: 1, Joseph
MacGarrily, Philadelphia, Pa.; 2, John
P. Keating. Michigan avenup, Chi
cago; 3, Jermiah O'Leary, No. 16
Park Row, New York.
une and two arc aDsoiuteiy re
liable and discreet. No. 3 is rtttable
but nop always discreet." These per
sons were indicated by Sir Roger Case
ment. In the United States sabotage
can be carried out on every kind of
(Continued on rage live. Column One.)
Evangelist Shoots Up
Indiana Court Room
Hammond, Ind., Oct. 10. Draw
ing two revolvers. Oscar Land
meisser, an itinerant evangelist, shot
Fred Bayne of Indiana Harbor to
death in a crowded court room here
today-and seriously wounded two
other persons. The evangelist was
then shot and seriously wounded by
two court attaches.
ALLIED DRIVE IS
Concerted Thrust in Flanders
Breaking Down Resistance
and Sweeping Counter At
Macks Before It.
(By Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, Oct. 10. A mutiny among the crejnrs of four
battleships of the German fleet has occurred at Wilhelmshaven.
J One of these battleships was the Westfalen, whose captain wan
thown overboard and drowned.
The crews landed.
Marines refused to fire on them, whereupon sailors sur
rendered. 0 TPntlBI.P. rM NlTPNRTrRft
A mutiny aleso is reported on the
German warship Nurnbcrg, which was
The men scued the officers and pro
ceeded in the direction of Norway,
with the intention of being interned.
The Numbers was overtaken by de
stroyers and forced to' surrender.
Emperor William went to Wil
helmshaven and ordered that one out
of evry seven mutineers be shot.
Chancellor Michaelis protested,
with the result only three were shot.
COMPLAIN OF BAD FOOD. .
Sentences aggregating .200 years
penal servitude were imposed on the
others. ' .' ' ! , .
One of the reasons for the mutiny
was bad and inadequate food. ? .
The v Westfalen is a battleship of
18,600 tons, built i.i 1906. The Nurn
berg is a new Vessels, not listed in the
latest naval records to reach this
country. It is a namesake', of the.
cruiser Nurnbcrg sunk by the British
in the battle off tic Falkland islands'
iu September, 1914. - ; ,
I;. Good Sign for Allies.
U'ew dispatches since the war begaty
have created -more , bjcregt. jit. jtjie
Navy KTeliarfffient Ihau today's' reoort
from Amsterdam tleling of a-revolt in
the German navy. Officers unhesitat
tngly declared tha.' the story, so far
not confirmed in official reports was
Tfie of the most encouraging signs of
the year for the allies and probably
one of the most ominous from the
German view. They pointed out that
while the allied powers have noted
repeatedly recently in their official
statements, that the morale of the
German troops was declining and ob
servers have believed -that the end
woujd come in food and labor riots or
or perhaps m a political, revolt, there
has been nothing to , suggest that the
iron discipline of the German military
system had lost its hold over the fight
ing millions in the slightest degree.
. ; Decline in Western Front.
The- declining, morale on the west
ern front netted, ; it was said, has
shown itself in the feeble character
of counter-attacks as , compared to
all but irresistible drive a year ago.
Assault after assault has dashed 'it
self to pieces before the French and
British trenches.. ,
; The revolt in the navy, these offi
cers say, was a more serious matter
for .Germany The sailors generally
have not bee subjected to the batter
ing of the' guns day after day, month
after month. They insisted that if
there is discontent among the sailors
with their condition it must be even
greater in the army. ,
Break Down Morale. .
As OI1C POSSible'exnlanafinn nf 4l,
navy revolt, they pointed out that
ever since submarine warafrc was
started by the Germans, the British
have adopted the consistent policy
of suppressing, as far as possible the
fate of the submarines sent to the
bottom by their patrols. The policy
was adopted as a deliberate method
of breaking down-the morale of the
Crews for the U boats are under
stod to be drafted from the high seas
fleet as needed. The ships are prac
tically idle: . They, have done' little
since the. North Sea fight, but steam
out to target practice, behind, nine
protected zones. For the men of the
ships there has been little-but the
deadly routine of this' business, va
ried only by calls for duty and prob
able death on the submarines.
Paris, Oct. 10. A further advance
has been made by the French troops
whicli took the offensive yesterday
in Belgium, in co-ppcration with the
British. Tapegoet farm hai been cap.
tured, the war office announces, and
more prisoners have been Ukenv, '
t4,-'-Biow. Another rGrt at Successor-
(By Associated I'reee.)
British Front in France and Bel
gium, Oct. 10. The. blow struck by
the British' and French forces yes
terday against a wide section of the
German defenses between -the Hou
tholst forest and Broodscindc has re
sulted in another great success. Over
much of this front the attacking
troops swept forward to a depth of
1,200, yards or more, overrunning
many important strongholds of the
By afternoon the allies were digging
in almost on the outskirts of Hout
holst forest, the British were beyond
Ppelcapelle after sanguinary hand to
hand fighting, and further south they
had gained the Passchendaelc ridge,
within less than 1,000 yards of Pass
chendacle. thereby wrenching away
almost all that remained to the Ger
mans of their famous Tasschendaele
Gheluvclt ridge system of fortifications.-
German Losses Heavy.
Again the German losses hav been
great, and reports from all along the
line indicate . that their organization
and morale were hit hard.
' It has been another wonderful per
formance on, the part of the allies and
the victory has been more -remarkable
because of the tremendous natural dif
ficulties to the advance. The rain of
the last two days hid turned much of
fbe - battle- ground into ' a r morass.
through which the French and British
floundered knee deep. How" they
could make their way forward over
such ground, much less fight over it,
is the amazing thing. This very, fact
undoubtedly contributed to the day's
triumph, -for German prisoners say
nobody on their side had thought the
(Contlnurd on I'ne Flvr, Column Three.)
Bolo Pasha Aided in
Securing Turkish Loan
Paris, Oct. 10. The deposition
taken yesterday from Aviation Cap
tain Maurice Dutrcil, member of the
Chamber of Deputies, who asked to
be heard concerning the Eolo Pasha
case, dealt with Holo's connection
with the negotiation of a Turkish loan
m 191 J. according to an official note
issued last night.
Leon Daudet.u who has "charged
former Minister of the Interior Malvy
with having, had connections with
Germany, appealed to Senator Henry
Bercnger to testify for him. The
senators testimony was heard by
Captain Bouchardou of the military
court, this atternoon.
V - , .
Cuthbert Potter Injured
In Automobile Accident
lies Moines, la.", Oct. 10. (Special
Telegram.) - Lieutenant Cuthbert
Potter, an Omaha boy. on duty at
Camp Dodge, was seriously injured
in an automobile accident today. His
parents were notified and arrived
from Omaha on one of tne trains late
this afternoon. (
Unfilled Tonnage in U. S:
Steel Shows Big Decrease
New York, Oct. 10. The unfilled
tonnage on the books of the United
States Steel corporation of Septem
ber 30 last, was 9.833,477 tons. 1 de
crease of 573,572 tons from August
31, according to the monthly state
ment of the corporation issued today.
Government in :
ri tccgrad, : Tuesday. . Oct. ?. The
new j coalition government assumed
control of Russia today, replacing the
council .of five, organized a month
ago. Announcement was niade that
the new government intends to carry
out an active foreign policy with "thc
purpose , of, making peace in agree
ment with our allies as sQOit as possi
ble." Meanwhile the government will
take steps to bring the army to its
highest fightingr power and to restore
economic and social tranquility to the
country. ;. . ..
. ' " .
' v.; For Alfredo Cocchj
Rome, Oct.' 10. Aitcr long consid
eration the Italian-government has
decided iiot to grant the extradition of
Alfredo .'. Cocclii. who killed' Ruth
Cruger in New York. f
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