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Omaha Daily - B EE THE WEATHER Fair VOL. XL VII. NO. 100. OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1917. TWELVE PAGES. tlD TrtlM. ! Moleli. . Newi Standi. Etc.. to. JINGLE' COPY TWO CENTS. JOYAL RESPONSE BY MON GIANTS Wlffe&GAIN '. KflUFF LEADS BAT MASSACRE WITH TWO HOMERS WHILE SCHUPP SHUTSOUTALLRUNS Indications Now Point to Full Seven-Game Drive; Chicago Never Gto a Runner Beyond Third; Giants Playing Almost Unparalleled in History of World's Series. Score by Innings: Chicago New York , R H 0T(k00000 0-0 7 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5 10 E 0 1 MICHAELIS', FALL AS CHANCELLOR SEEMS IMMINENT Recent Activity Against Social ist Party in Navy Plot May Spell Ruin as Govern ernment Minister. (Br Auccinted Fran.) New York, Oct. 11. Swinging their war clubs like the cavemen of old, the New York Nationals battered their way to victory over the Chicago Americans here today by a score of 5 to 0. As a result of the second defeat of the White Sox. in two days the Giants are traveling westward tonight on even, tehns with their rivals in the struggle for world series victory. nilTrnMF. TM DOUBT. Q The outcome of the, battle for pre mier base ball honors is as much in dotibt as before the series began in Chicago last Saturday. Each team now has won two contests and the in dications point to a full seven-game drive before either club will admit the supremacy of the other. IMPRESSIVE STRUGGLE. The victory of the Giants in the fourth game was the most impressive of the struggle to date, for the Na tional league color-bearers excelled both iti pitching and with the bat. While the Chicago combinition threatened several times, they never got a runner beyond third Base, and the American league team left for the shoresxtf Lake Michigan witJiout crossing the Polo Grounds home plate in eighteen innings. Spotlight Turns or. New Heroes. Two new diamond heroes leaped to pedestals of fame in the clash under Coogan's Bluff today, for Ferdinand Schupp of Louisville, Ky., turned the White Sox batter back without a run and Benny Kauff of Middleport; Q., led the batting massacre with two home runs. . The youthful left-hander fully re deemed himself for the. vicious sally of the Chicago club in the second ea-me on their home grounds when the Comiskey park batters drove him 4 from the mound early m the contest, while Kauff, after thirteen hitless trips to the plate, finally found his batting eye and broke through Pitcher Fyaber for a circuit drive which paved the way for the Giants' onslaught that later was to demoralize the White Sox. The effectiveness of Schupp's hurling and Kauff's batting was suffi cient to defeat the American league y.itmpioiis, but the thrill of victory Vaj contagious and their teammates were only a stride behind fhemin the ruh through the White Sox trenches. Feat a Rare One. Only twice in the long history of world series base ball has Kauff's feat of two home runs in one game been duplicated. Before the forme bat ting leader of the Federal league made his two circuit drives, the honor was divided between Harry Hooper of the Boston Americans or 1915 and Outfielder Dougherty of the same club in 1903. Hooper hammered two hom runs into the bleachers in the fifth game of the world's series of two ears ago against the Philadelphia Nationals, while in the ancient days of the nost-season play Dougherty estab lished the record with his twin drives V against the nttsDurgn iauonais m 1903. -' -In shutting out the Sox without a run, following a similar feat by (Continued on Pae Eight. Column Ona.) The Weather For Nebraska Fklr; warmer. Temperatures nt Omaha Tcstcrday Hoar. G a. m tt&T A 'v!tS::H:i::: Jf "-9a. m f I 10 a. m 'VtSvifm r 12 m MV R " j p-im 2 p. m 1- I 4 p. m 42 esfe ; i si-::::::: " 1 7 p. m 3 I p. ni 36 Dtp. . 62 . 05 . 63 . 52 51 50 6Q 50 48 45 43 Comparative Loral Record. ' 19171 1916. 1915. 1914. Highest yesterday.... 66 63 67 69 Lowest yesterday 36 48 , 52. 49 Mean temperature.... 46 66 df 69 Precipitation T .00- .00 .20 Temperature and precipitation departures from the normal at Omaha yesterday, and compared with the last lwo years: Normal temperature 67 tlclency for the day...,.- 11 Total deficiency since March 'l 254 Normal precipitation...! , . .OSinch Deficiency for the day OSinch Total rainfall since March 1 20.70 Inches Deficiency for cor. period. 1916.11.61 inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 1.46 inches Reports From Stations at 7 P. M. Station and State Temp. High- Raln- of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall. Cheyenne, clear 44 4 Davenport, cloudy .... 36 52 ' enver. clear 66 Dea Molnc-e. cloudy .... 36 Dodge V'lty, clear .... 54 lender, clear 64 4 52 5a 62 64 tr, 62 55 62 44 74 North Platte, clear .... 40 Omaha, clear 3g Pueblo, clear ......... SS Rapid City, clear 36 fait Lake City, clear .. TO Santa Fe, clear 4 Shediran. clear 46 Sioux City, clear 3 4H Valentine, clear 34 42 '" '"T" Indicated trace of precipitation. ' k A. WELSH. Meteorologist. (By Associated Press.) Copenhagen, Oct 11. Germany's paper crisis over the pan-German propdanda, which loomed so big in anticipation, but was 50 small in re sults, has passed.' In its place has Visen a new, and this time a realty serious crisis, caused by the attempt of - Chancellor MjcJbaelisrVice Chan cellor Helfferich and Minister of the Navy von Capelle to use the alleged plot-in the German navy as a political weapon against the party of the ex treme left in the Reichstag.. . It is not improbable, German politi cal observers point out, that Chancel lor Mic aelis in an hour of apparent success sowed the seeds of his own downfall. Results are not to be ex pected immediately as the Reichstag adjourns this week, but the new con ditions of German political life, it is contended, will undoubtedly from now on work against Von Bethmann-Holl-weg's successor. , Opposition Lined Up. The immediate results of the dis closures of Chancellor Michaelis and Vice Admiral von Capelle have been that the government socialists have been driven -into complete opposition and into alignment with the radical socialists, that the followers of Philipp Seheidemann have delivered a formal declaration of war against the gov ernment until Chancellor Michaelis has been removed from office and that the radicals, the members of the center and even the national liberals have criticised and condemned the Michaelis-Capelle move as one which ought not to have been made unless the government had full proof of the complivity cf the three radical social ists in an actual conspiracy to mutiny proof which they evidently bcUeve the government will be unable to pro duce. Stripped of its embellishments, the government statement reduced itself to the charge that agitation to enroll members for the radics.1" socialist party had been carried on in the navy, that leaflets had been distributed and that two of the exec-led sailuii had visited Deputies Haase, Vogtherr and Diettman. No Grain Market in- ' Omaha Friday; Holiday ""It having been decreed that tomor row, Friday, Columbus day, is a holi day, there will be no Omaha grain market. The occasion is observed as a holiday with the grain markets in other cities. Uncle on the Job r7""K r - - - - -- , ' r . -n ' . , - m EYED MEN; FROM SOX, 50 o . COAL TALK WARMS UP CITY COUNCIL AS CARS ARRIVE ( Butler and Parks Mix Over Handling the Muinftpal Coal Yard Long Line of Buyers.' If the coal being sold by the mu nicipal coal department generates as many heat units as were generlted du-ing the city council meeting yes terday, when mutiy coal was dis cussed, then consumersNshould watch' their check drafts. Commissioners Butler' and Parks threw burning remarks at each other, winding up with a handshaking scene like the finale of a roped arena affair. Mr. Butler's office has been receiv ing orders Mr. Parks' department is to do the hauling. The latter wanted to know specifically how the funds were to be handled, whereupon Butler suggested that his colleague should have his photograph taken on a car of coal. , Should Get Together. The city council decided that Com missioners Butler an,d Parks should get together and handle the situation co-operatively and amicably. Two hundred cash orders were re ceived in Mr. Butler's office before noon and a line of customers was un broken until noon. Eight cars of coal were, on track and more cars are ex pected daily. V. C. Lambert, corporation coun sel, received receipt No. 1 in pay ment for two" tons of coal. D. E. Johnson of 1306 South Twenty-eighth street was No. 2. Cash orders will not be received in excess of coal act ually received. There are more than 800 other persons who wish to' be notified as soon as more coal is in sight. One grade of coal is being sold at $5.75 per ton and another at $6 per ton, which prices, it is believed, will cover actual cost of delivery. Deliv eries will be started this wek. Governor Neville Calls , Upon All School Boards to Aid in Harvest (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Oct. 11. (Specials Gathering of the 1917 corn crop is made the theme of a special procla mation issued "by Governor -Neville today. The proclamation says in part: "There are, without doubt, many students, in the schools, colleges and universities of the state who could render valuable service as corn husk ers. Various methods for making these men available have been sug gested. Among others, to declare a general holiday of three weeks in November; to shift the regularly holi day season coming later in the year to November; to dismiss the grades from which corn huskers could rea sonably be expected to be secured; to furlough students pledging them selves to assist in harvesting the corn crop. ' "After careful investigation I aim' convinced that I have naegal au thority to prescribe any particular method, and further, that no method suggested could reasonably be ex pected to meet the radically different conditions in the local communities throughout the state. "I. therefore, call upon the Board of Regents of the State university, the state normal Hoard, the governing boards of the various colleges, the Boards of Education ,in the cities and towns of Nebraska, the school au thorities in the rural districts and all county' superintendents to adopt the method that will, first, make avail able the greatest number- of corn huskers at the proper season; second, that will prefect the sjudents enlist ing in his work against loss'of credits, to the end that 110 penalty be placed upon their patriotism." GERMANS TRY TO REFORM LINE TO PROTECT BORDER Persistent Hammering in Flan ders Compels Reformation of Defenses Along Entire Western Frpnt. (By Aseoclnlfd Press.) Extremely bad weather on the Flanders front is limiting the ac tivities of the belligerents. The allies, however, have maintained themselves in the territory they gained in Tues day's gret drive. At only one point has their hold slipped at all, and that was in a par ticularly low sector along the British front below Poelcappelle, where their advance posts were drawn in' a little. Wliile the work ot consolidation and preparation for the renewal of the offensive is proceeding, German counter attacks are being held off by the entente guns. Last night the French had one of these rttacks to deal with in re gion east of Draeibank, but broke it ufv See Danger at Verdun. Some attention is being attracted by' the persistence of the German ef forts to regain ground on the French front in the Verdun region. In this connection it is noted that recently one of the German military critics, in alluding to the situation in Flanders, spoke of the peril to which the Germans might, be subjected on the Verdun front if the German lines in the Belgivm area should give way. French Near German Territory. The French are very near German territory northeast of Verdun and a forced weakening of the German lines there mieht well have a serious effect upon the whole military situa tion, well placed as the trench now are for the initiation of a drive from the -outlying Verdun positions. The German effort to push back the French here, or possibly to re gain the lost initiative in the region, may possibly be traced to anxiety in (Continued on race Two, Column Three.) President Approves Price ' Fixed on Steel Products Washington, Oct. 11. An agree ment between the war . industries board and steel manufacturers, fixing maximum prices for steel products, about ond-third under existing market prices, was approved today by Presi dent Wilsoiv South America Aroused Over German Intrigue Buenos Aires, Oct, 10. There is much concern among the people of Argentina over disclosures of Ger man intrigues to bring abo a conflict between Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. ' Scnor Carlos Rodriguez Larret-' ta, the former Argentine minister f finance, declares in a published article today that a Von Luxburg dispatch, which has not yet been made public, refers to German in trigues in Argentina and southern Brazil. The government is expected to take measures to prevent a pro posed neutrality demonstration next Friay. KAISER'S HAND IN U. S. AFFAIR BEFORE WAR President Holds Evidence Ger many Financed Opposition to Celebration of 100 Years Peace With England. Washington, Oct. 11. Germany financed Irish-American propaganda organizations in the United States as early as 1909 to combat the newly de velope dmovement for celebration of 100 years of peace between America and Great Britain, President Wilson has learned from leaders in the cen tenary celebration. FORMED ASSOCIATIONS HERE John A. Stewart of New York, chairman of the American branch of the centenary committee, who recent ly called at the White House with H. S. Perris of London, a leader in the British phase of the movement, brought evidence that within five weeks after announcement of the cen tenary plans, early in 1909, German and Irish-American interests in the United States formed a number of as sociations and leagues to foster in terest in German affairs. ' Merge with Truth Society. Most of these organizations, Mr.x Stewart informed the president, short ly became merged with the American Truth, society, whose president. Jeremiah O'Leary, was mentioned in the secret message to Count von Bcrnstorff from the German govern ment, disclosed yesterday by Secre tary Lansing. One of the activities of the organ izations was to erect elaborate monu ments over the graves of prominent German-Americans and to .Rive pub licity to historic roles played by Ger mans in the United States. Develop ment of the British-American peace centenary movement was combatted by German propagandists in a multi tude of ways, extending even to lob bying against bills in state' legla tures to promote success of the cen tenary celebration planned for 1914 and disarranged by the war.; .rz5.fr' Propaganda Eight Years Old. " Mr. Stewart offered to place at the disposal of the president or. State de partment records of the Britislt-Amer-ican peace centenary committee indi cating that German-Irish popaganda to exploit public opinion came into existence at least eight years ago. Coal Prices in Some Districts Revised Upward Washington, Oct. IT. The fuel ad ministration today announced an up ward revision of coal prices in 4:r tain outlvinar district, nf KenttirWv-J Tennessee and iirginia. Jn, Virginia prices in some districts are raised from $2 to $2.40 for run-of- miric coal. In eastern Tennessee run-of-mine prices in five counties lire raised from $2.30 to $2.40: f In Kentucky prices in several dis tricts were raised from $1.95 to-$2.40 for run-of-mine coal. ; ; : Russ Bandits Wreck Train And Kill Eight Passengers Petrograd, Oct. 11. Eight passeng ers were killed, and fifty wounded by a band of seventy yiminals, who derailed a mail train on the Rostov- Tiflis line at Vladikavkazaccording ! to 'ine Moscow newspaper Kanneye Outro. The robbers tore up the rails and after the train had been wrecked, at tacked the passengers with rifles. NEBRASKA BANKERS RALLY TO CALL FOR WE LIBERTY LOAN Financial Men From All Parts of State Sub$rib2 Amount Ranging "From $3,000 to $1,000,000; Federal Reserve Representative Makes Appeal in Nation's Name. OMAHA PORTIAS PLEAD CAUSE OF LIBERTY BONDS Women's Organizations to Be Urged by Prominent Fair Sex Speakers to Purchase New War Issue. HELP TO WIN THE WORLD WAR Editor George Ade Tells Boys and Girle How to Do Their Bit for Soldiers at Front AN: APPEAL TO OUR KIDDIES By GEORGE ADE. : Assuming that this letter is now being read by some bov, or girl old enough to go to school, but still young enough to be called a "kid" (by those who don't know any better) let us begin by asking the question, "Is" it wrong to fight?" -v ' Every boy or girl with civilized par ents can answer that question. It is not to be answered by "yes" or "no." If we say "yes," we admit at once that our old friends George Washing ton and U. S. Grant were depraved characters because they fought and then kept on fighting. If Buffalo Bill once upon a time rode out across the plains and came upon a bajid of Indians attacking a settler's cabin apd went dashing up with his scouts and killed a few red skins, is there any. boy in the world who would go back on Buffalo Bill and pick out some quiet, elderly real estate dealer as a substitute hero? It's too foolish to talk about. Suppose we say it is not wrong to fight. Then we remove all blame from the Indians that Buffalo Bill killed and we t.nd ourselves so mixed up that probably we had better back up and take a new start. In answerXto' the question, "Is it wrong to fight?" there can be but one "I predict that Nebraska will be held up as a monumental state of the union when the Liberty loan returns come in." These were the words of Charles S. Hamlin of the Federal Reserve board, Washington, D. C. Nebraska bankers, in con vention at the Hotel Fontenelle Thursday, rallied to his call. : O nmrv tn Ptrsomm Thirty minutes after the prediction had been uttered the bankers of the state' had subscribed $3,205,200 toward the Liberty loan as their bit toward making Nebraska the banner state in the second big financial offensive of the war. . , Bamcers from every section of the state sprang o their feet with sub scriptions authorized by their direc tors, ranging from $3,000 to $1,000,000. : and averaging around $23,000, whenN John L. Kennedy offered the invita tion for subscriptions in behalf of the state committee. "It was a splendid sfght," said E. F. Folda, secretary of tha state Liberty loan board. "Fine showing. Very well satisfied with the results of the, brief meeting." EX-GOVERNOR SUBSCRIBES. Ex-Governor Morehead evoked ap plause when he pledged $25,000. for th Falls City First National bank on his pwn initiative. ' "I am- poor,1 weak and ineffectual director of this bank." he said, "but I nloHcre them $25,000 worthof Liberty bonds with out any authority to do so. 1 If tley don't want the bonds, I'll foot the bill myself." t . . -.lEnthusiiAni ran high, ahd several delegates '.revised their, subscriptions upward, as the meeting y progressed. , The Lincoln banks; made the fiigh1" offe of the day with a subscription of $1,000,000. ' Equip th$ Soldiers. 1 "Every $50 bondyou buy equipj a ' soldier." said Mr. Hamlii in hi f dress preceding,. the open meeting. every $ouu oona pays his expenses for a month in the army or the navy, of the United, States." . T Mr. Hamlin alsofcpoke at length on the federal reserve bank, urging all state banks to join the federal reserve system. "We are going to triumph in thje war ithrough the federal reserve system," .he said. There will not be a state bank out of the system which will not wish it were in it before we are through the trying times ahead of us during this war." . , Predicts Bright Future. . The federal resetve system rfow controls more than $100,000,000 in deposits and has $?W,000,0OQ in gold. holding as much" as. Great Britain, 1 France, and Italy together. Mr. Ham lin is. confident the United States will come forth from tht war, themost powerful nation, in citizenship, in finance and in armament, of any na-, tion of trie world. . . A. D. Welton,"manager of the de partment of public relations of the American Bankers' association, spoke on "The Profits and the Benefits of the War." "Business Is being subjected' to, tne ruling ot politics because busi ness will not regulate its own pur- ' poses ' in accord withr the modern spirit," he said. "The modern spirit puts service to humanity above pri vate profits. Business to reach its pin nacle of success in these times and after the war must recognize , that , principle. Business must voluntarily socialize its purposes or that socializa tion will be forced upon us." Weston Elected President W. S. Weston of the First National bank of'Hartington was elected presi- (Contlnued on Paga Two, Column Two.) Yeggs Rob Des Moines ' :" ' Bank in Broad Daylight Des .Moines, la., Oct. '11. (Special Telegram.) -Two unmasked men held up the Euclid Avenue Savings bank ' about 12:30 o'clock today, and, while ' Cashier: Jerry Saclor was compelled to lie down under the counter, the men gathered up about $1,500 in loose -money and walked leisurely out of the bank and down the street. The bank ' was founded by former Mayor Hanna a year' ago and was robbec1 last win ter by yeggs who blew the safe and obtained about $J0O. Nox one has been arrested for either crime. Many prominent Omaha women will make their Idebuts as platform orators when the speak in the inter est of the Liberty bond loan. Every women's club meeting this month will be addressed by a Woman speak er urging the purchase of Lib erty, bonds, ac cording to Mrs. Warren ,., Black well, iu , charge of this .division o f w o r k ; W-iirnXn of the1 oratory depart- -mint r of the Omaha Wom an's club, too, . are training to serve by going out to make speeches. One of the first clubs, so addressed W e d n e. s day m, o r n . i h g brought satis factory results. Ars. Blackwell her self spoke at the Mu Sigma meeting at the home of Mrs. N. P. Feil. when the club as well as individual mem bers mado pledges to the fund. Tues day Mrs. Blackwell and Mrs. E. S Westbrook spoke at rfie Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at Bellevue. Mrs. Fairfield spoke at Swedish Immanuel church and Miss Gladys Shamp at the Omaha Wom an's club. . Mrs.vK. A. .Benson talked at the Dundee Woman's club meeting and Mrs. Edgar II. Scott has volunteered to reach all associations of collegiate alumnae. Mrs. Westbrook will bpeak to Red Cross auxiliaries in (he Baird building every day this week. First Day Good. Mrs. Frank YV Judson, .chairman of the church committee, turned in $15,700 the first day of the campaign. Mrs. Alvin Johnson and Mrs. S. S. Caldwell secured $1,350 in contribu- (Contlnued on Pag Two, Colunva Onr.) sensible reply, as follows: "It all de pends." The Neighborhood Bully. Suppose a boy of 14 is walking along the. street with his . sister and the neighborhood bully swaggers around the corner and pushes the boy up against a fence and cuffs him alongside the head and then tries some insulting familiarities on the sister, and suppose the boy -who is thus humiliated and whose sister is in tears suddenly remembers that he has been told tokeep out of fights!" What shall he dp? Retreat to an alley, or stand up in uetense ot his own self-respect and try to protect his sister? Suppose he says to the bully. "I be lieve in peace and no matter what you do to me, I won't strike back." Then he would get a few more cuffs for good measure, and his sister would be ashamed of, him and be would be ashamed of himself and the little rowdy who attacked'him would call himself cock of the walk and be a greater nuisance than ever before. The United States of America is involved in hideous war because President Wilson and congress and all persons who are warmed, by red blood instead oif being chilled by sar- Ten Days in October Display Advertising: in The Bee - (Warfislsl Aftncy McaauramasHs.) The Bee Alone Gains : This Year" 7778 'Inches ; Last . Year 5972 Inches The Bee ' Gain ' 1 80S V Inches World-Herald Loss 1223 Inches The News' Loss 342 Inches Keep Your Eye On The Bee (Continued on ! Flv, Column Thr ' Improving Every Day 1 - .-( " '.:. ' ', i "