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VOL. XLVII NO. 18.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1917. FOUR SECTIONS. FORTY PAGES.
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OX COLLECT FIFTH
CHICAGO SWINGSTO FORE BY
LANDING FIFTH GAME OF BIG
WORLD SERIES BALL CLASH
Sox Adherents Go Mad With Joy; Exhibition Displays
Whole Gamut of Base Ball From Sensational
And Brilliant to Mediocre; Teams to Polo
Grounds for Next Battle. ,
Score by innings:
Wew York ...... 2
(By Associated Prera.) .
Chicago, Oct. 13. In a game that thrilled some 27,000
spectators today, the Chicago Americans scrambled into the
world's series lead again by defeating the New York Nationals,
8 to 5, and swinging to the fore, three games to two.
r.AMiiT nir rasp, tiat.t. V
It was a, contest that ran the gamut
base ball, from sensational and bril-
rant to mediocer, but never during
the two hours and thirty-setfea min
urltes of battle did it lose its intense
hold on the spectators and at its con
clusion the fans were almost as ex
hausted'as the players.
FANS MAD WITH JOY.
For more than two hours the adJ
herents of the White Sox roared and
cheered without a moment's intermis
sion, while the players became frantic
with joy, once vthe Chicago team went
into the Jead, and performed antics in
front of their dugout that would have
caused a college ' heer leader to
For the first time during the pres
ent struggle for the titular honors of
the base ball yea the game developed
both concerted and sustained rooting,
and so keen was the rivalry between
the two combinations that several
'times it appeared as though the par
ticipants would allow their feelings to
get the better of their judgment.
While the enthusiasm and thrills en
veloped the contest with the glamour
that had been missing. iu the preced
ing games, the fifth meeting of the
White Sox and the Giants will not
go down in world's series history as
a diamond battle of either outstanding
skill or base; ball perfection.
It abounded with errors .of both
omission and commission and was
marred by misplays which wquld have
pirought censure on competitors. This
was forgotten, however, when the
American league combination finally
wrested the lead from its rival and
gained a position' of advantage nearly
as commanding asthe two straight
victories at the opening of the series
had given it.
Back to Polo Grounds.
The two teams tonight again start
cd to the Polo grounds at New York,
where the sixth game will be played
on Monday, and the seventh, if neces
sary, otv Tuesday, the Giants having
won the toss and the privilege of
naming the place of the deciding con
test should each team win three
While the player aof both teams
have ceased to participate in the finan
cial proceeds of the contest, the rival
ry is none the less keen, for there is
more than $1,000 difference between
the ifcflividual shares 'that 'will fall to
the Jrinnirig and the losing combina
tions; The club owners and the Na
tional commission profited handsomer
Jy, however, as. the result of today's
receipts, for the official attendance
was 27,323 and the gate receipts $69,
403. Of this sum the two clutfs re
ceived $31,23i.35 each- and the itfa
tional commission $5,940.36.
In many respects today's game de
veloped features which have been for
' eign to previous diamond battles of
the present series. Twenty-five play
ers appeared in the lineijp of the
American and the National league
' pennant winners. After having gone
twenty-four innings without scoring a
. run against the Giants, the Sox turned
and piled up eight tallies,: while the
losers collected five, making a total
for the day of thirteen, more than half
(Continued on pag, EWvenr-Column One.)
For Nebraska Partly cloudy.
Tempera t nr nj Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. ra si
, 6 a. m..'. 3J
7 a. m... 34
8 a. m .39
a. m 4.U
. iv a.'m..,; it
11 a. m 54
is m 5
1 p. m.. ...... 61
- J P. n 64
3 P. m........rr
4 P. m ,.,67
- 5 p. m "..65
0 P. m ,a
1 P. m . 61
13J7. 1315. 1915. 1914.
67 6ft 71 44
31 46 47 41
4 3$ 69 43
.80 .00 .09 .31
Precipitation . . .
Temperature and precipitation departures
rrom tne normal.
Normal temperature ' ..55
Deficiency for theday 7
Total deficiency since March 1 383
Normal precipitation 0.01 Inches
Deficiency for the day 0.09 Inches
ToUI rainfall since March 1..20.7f inches
Deficiency .since March 1 5.37 inches
iwflclency for cor. period, 1916. .11.79 inches
Deficiency for'cor. period, 1915.. 1.06 Inches
Report from Station et T P. M.
Etattion and State Temp. Hiiih- Raln
' of Weather. f n. m. ear. . full
Omaha, clear., 61 . C7 .00
"T" Indicate irac of urer'iuiial'nn.
I . ' . U A, WELSH, ilcterolosist J
.SHIP WAR GOODS
ON DUTCH CANALS
Hollanders Tricked Into Be
lieving Sand and Gravel Sent
to Belgium Used for Civil
London, Oct. 13. The prohibition
of all. commercial cable communica
tion with Holland until such time as
the Netherlands government places
an absolute restriction on the transit
of sand, gravel and scrap metajs
through Holland from Germanv'fto
Belgium was explained to this AssoV
ciated Press today by Lord Robert
Cecil, the minister of blockade.'"'
"The Dutch in recent months,'" he
said, "have been allowing, the, Ger
mans to transport acrpag-- Dutch wa
terways from Germany to Belgium
vast quantities of gravel and , 6and.
The total was out of all proportion
to that transported in peace time and
there is not the slightest, doubt that
the Germans are making-use of this
to our detriment. . The .Germans are
using enormous quantities of concrete
iri pill bpxes, dugouts and in mariy
other .ways. , . , , "
"The Dutch do not claim' that the
Germans should be permitted' to
transport material for this war con
crete , through Dutch territory, , but
they say the Germans, have, given
them assurances that all this material
is being employed in strictly civil
purposes. I have no jloubt that the
Germans have given such assurances
and there may be some juggle by
which they are able to submit j apcr
proof. Butwe have this fact: Enor
mous quantities of concrete are being
used at the front and enormous quan
tities of concrete material is going
into the war zone through Holland.
"We made repeated diplomatic
complaints with no results, until we
finally decided, inasnuch as the Dutch
nave no right 10 use our cables ex
cept as a matter of courtesy." ,
YORK MAN KILLED
IN MOTOR SMASH
J; W; Ramay; Meager. o( York
'Telephone Company, Meets
Instant Deathln CoHision
at Cross'Roads. ' ;
VorkNeb,Oct. J3 -(Special Tel
egram.) J,W. Ramey, manager of
the Lytcohv Telephone and Telegraph
company at York,,mevinsUnt death
about 7 .o'clock this everting at a cross
.roads about three miis northwest of
York.1 Ramey i was' returning from a
trip in ' the couhtryj and ; as ho ap
proa.ched.;the cross-roads Edward
Green of Seward was returning home
from Polk, where he is building a
new church. , k
.Ramey'- left front wheel caught the
left rear wheel f Green's automobile,
smashing both wheels " and" turning
Ramey's car over, breaking the lat
ter' s neck. - ,
Mr. Green declares ne ' blew his
horn as . he , approached the cross
roads. , , . . . '. . ,
England Ready to
Begin Air Reprisals
London, OctT' 13. The morning
S tapers suggest that the government
s ready to begin carrying out re
i prital air raids on Germany. This
belief is based on the assignment of
Lieutenant General David Hender- 1
on, director 'general of military
aeronutcs, to special work and the .
lending of Maior General W. S.'
,rancker, director, of- air organise
tion for the rmy, to a command
The, Bee Leads In Advertising Gains
Warfield Agency Measurements
For the Nine Months'of
INCHES OF DISPLAY ADVERTISING
March . .
UsstfiWS I sJU V u
28,306 I 28,537
Totals... 270,308 210,443 214,624 266,690 245,064 22916
The Bee's Gain . V. . . . ..... .34,621 inches
W6rld-Herald Loss 3,618 Inches' :
The News' Gain 14,492 Inches
INCHES OF CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
May . .
August .... 12,721
September . 13,379
Totals.. 115,532 77,258
The Bee's Loss. . .
.The News' Gain... .
113,844 - 76,974 63,118 -
' N7,090 Inches
' GRAND TOTALS FOR NINE MONTHS
The Bee'a Gain.. .....' 34,337 Inches ;
World-Herald Loss 5,306 Inches
The News' Gain .21,582 Inches '
Bee's Gain Over World-Herald ......... .39,643 Inches
Bee's Gain Over the News 12,753 Inches
Keep Your Eye On The Bee
..IMPROVING EVERY. DAY
Kaiser's Apology to Sweden for
. Argentine Aifair States
Code Instructions Were
(Br Aaoclate4 Pre.)
Stockholm,. Oct.' 13. The Swedish
foreign , office has . received , the , Ger
man reply to its inquiry regarding. the
action of Count Karl von Luxburi?
while he was German minister to Ar
gentina in sending messages through
the Swedish legation regarding the
"sinking without' trace" of Argentine
; Germany expressed regrets last
month and promised a fuller state
ment later.'. v
The answer now forwarded confirms
the arrival in Berlin of the Luxburtr
cablegrams as published, although one f Camp Funston for 6,000 men from
of them was mutilated at an esscn
Had No Effect. on Campaign.
The German government states it
unable to make a declatation regard
ing the authenticity of the dispatches,
as no confirmatory correspondence
has taken place with Von Luxburg.
iThe telegrams are said to have had
no effect on the submarine war. The
government deplores the fact that
they were dispatched and that Von
Luxburg employed thj facilities ex
tended by the Swedish authorities in
a manner which might have been con
strued as abuse of them. ' 1
Assurance is given that incidents
calculated to disturb the friendly re
lations between Germany and Sweden
will not occur again.
DRAFTED MEN TO
FILL GUARD UNIT
Members, of. National Army at
Camp Funston From This ,
State to Be Transferred
- to Nebraska Guard, i
', Washington, Oct. 13.-The War de
partment made public today details
of the orders providing for thet trans
fer of 78,400 men from national army
cantonments to the various national
guard divisions to fillShem to war
strength. State quotas irt this process
will be determined upon the basis of
congregational representation, and so
far as practicable, the drafted men
from a state will be assigned to na
tional guard units from the same
The divisions of the National
Guard forces showing the greatest de
ficiency in men are the Thirtieth,
10,000;, Thirty-first, 15,000; Thirty
ninth, . 9,000; Thirty-third, 6,400;
Thirty-eighth, 6,000; Fortieth, 9,000.
Take 2,000 From Camp Funston.
The orders in part authorized the
commander of the Thirty-fourth di
vision to call upon Camp Dodge for
3,000 men from Iowa, Minnesota and
North Dakota and upon Camp Fun
ston for 2,000 men from Nebraska
and South Dakota; Thirty-sixth di
vision to call upon Camp Funston
for 3,000 men from Missouri - and
Kansas; Fortieth division to call upon
Camp Lewis for 3,000 men from Cali
fornia, Nqpada and Utah, and upon
GERMAN FORCES LANDED ON
ISLANDS IN GULF OF RIGA;
PETROGRAD IS TIM,
Anticipated Movement to Outflank Russian Line is De
veloping; Continued Losses on Western Front Com
pels New Attempt by Kaiser to Force Sep
arate Peace With Russia.
Petrograd, Oct. 13. The Germans are working stub
bornly to clear the entrance to the Gulf of Riga near Courland,
says today's official statement. The activities of the enemy in!
landing forces were rendered difficult by holes constructed by
the Russians and by bad visibility. The garrison of Oesel island
is fighting German forces which landed there.
The Germans landed 'detachments yesterday on the coast
of the Gulf of Tagalah, on the north of Oesel island and near
the village of Serro, on the southern part of Dago ilsand, the
war office announces, i
The Russian coast batteries were silenced by German
dreadnaughts. , A"
IN FLANDERS ARE
T(f Withdraw Flour
Salesmen Frojr Road
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 13. Job
Pillsbury, head of one of the largest
local flour mill companies,' said today
that Minneapolis flour mills would
withdraw their salesmen from the
road and decline to book further
orders until those 5n hand have been
filled, because of yesterday s decision
by the milling division of the food ad
ministration to curtail operation to
60 per cent of capacity. , ,
Premier Kerensky is
' Confined to His Bed
; Petrograd, Friday,' Oct. MZ.-rPre-mier
Kerensky is slightly ill and has
been confined-to his beti since his ar
rival at general staff headquarters at
MohileV. 1 The premier.is reported to
be' in no danger. He telephoned to
day Jto Vice Premiefr Konovaloff, say
ing that he was much pleased over
the -condition of the army, in which
there was hettcr feeling between the
officers and men.
Colorado, few Mexico and Arizona;'
X 1111 lY-SIAUl U1V131UII LU 1611 UUUII
fCamp Travis for 5,000 from Okla
homa and lexas.
Commanders of the National Guard
divisions are directed to state the
number of men required, to inform
the commander of the national army
cantonment on whom the call is made
of the number of men of special qual
ifications needed and the dates on
which the levies can be received and
accommodated at the guard camps
. Paralleling these orders, instruc
tions have been sent to the divisional
commanders of the national army to
furnish the menas required and also
to make the following transfers- be
tween the national army canton
Camp Gordon, to traiisfer all remaining-white
men to Camp Jackson
and receive in return 8,000 white men
Continued on I'age Two,. Column On.)
London, Oct. 13. The Germans have landed troops on the
island of Oesel and Dago, in the Gulf of Riga,' according .'to a! ,
Reuter dispatch from Petrograd. '
Oesel and Dago islands are at the entrance to the Gulfi
of Riga and provide easy access to the mainland over small'
intermediate islands. 1 ; ' ' . ;.
They are off the coast of the Russian province of Esthonia.
Dago ilsand is about 200 miles from Petrograd.
Its position derives additional importance from the fact
that it is almost at the mouth, of the Gulf of Finland, at the ,
head of which is Kronstadt, which defends Petrograd.
O TO NORTH OF RIGA.
Oetel island is nearly 100 miles ;
north of Riga, which the Germans j
captured recently.. The landing pt . 1
German troops , in Esthonia would
threaten the outflanking of the Rus
sian line and probably compel a re. . !
treat on a wide section of the front, if, j
indeed it ' did, ' not open the way to
Pogred ItseltJAjrailway line loU- j
lows the coast all the way from Hap- ;
Si, oppolite Dago island, to Pftro- I
grad. i-sf . '.. ,. : ' - !
- Islands Themselves Are Bases. -, J
: The islands in quesnon have them- ,
Selves ' been bases of no little im-1
fiortance to the -Russians, especially,
or airplane activities, Their seizure
would undoubttdly hamper Russian '
naval scouting work, effectually close '
the Gulf of Riga to Russian use and
apparently offer an excellent starting
point for a land expedition for Petro
grad, if one should be contemplated
Jy the German command.; "
; The lateness of the season lias
seemed to preclude any attempt by
the Teutons to make a drive toward
Petrograd this year. It has- been
pointed out, however, that such , ,
move probably could be carried out
with comparative ease, at present,
with the Russian armies in their ad-,
fnittedly disorganized state, whereas '
next spring there ' is governmental "
promise of a Russian regeneration
after a winter's organizing work along '
new lines. .
; In Flanders the heavy rain which
stopped Field Marshal Haig's drive
before all his objectives were at-,
tained was " continuing today, in
creasing the depth of the stickyvrnud N
through which the British have been
struggling in their advances. The mud .
evidently was hampering the Ger- .
mans equally, for they failed to de
liver a counter-attack during the.
night. , ' ' , ,
. On the. French front the chief ac-
tivitijs have been in the Aisne. re-
gion. The German crown prince
made several attacks last night on,
French positions on this front. He was .
met with effective resistance by Gen-,
Slaughter 4i'6f Prince Rup
precht's Men by - British'
v Pointed Out in Berlin ai..
Wonderful Sacrifice", i
Corenhagen, Oct 13.-An , intima
tion of great losses sustained by the
Germans in their attempts to stem
the British attacks is contained in the
latest comment of ,Licutenant General
von Ardenne, military critic of the
Tageblatt of Berlin, on the Flanders
campaign. He refers to the German
losses at Mars-la-Tour and Grave-f
lotte, in the Franco-Prussian ' war,
averaging1 five-sixths of ,tm officers
and one-third of the men of the guard
and Brandenburg regjiments engaged,
as classic examples in German mili
tary history of extraordinary casual
ties suffered without affecting the
morale of the troops.
Rupprecht's Losses Enomroui.
The general then saysthese losses
often are far exceeded in the present
war, and that in the third Flanders
battle have been so great as to
induce the military authorities to
abandon the usual rule f not refer
ring to them, feeling that the sacri
fices of Prince Rupprecht's troops
have been such as to entitle them to
extraordinary thanks of the father
land. ' ' ; " ',
General Ardenne pays a grudging
and belated tribute to the achieve-J
ments of the British tanks, which, ac
cording to his verdict, though quick
victims of the German field artillery
under good visibility, are able to de
liver a most effective enfilading fire
fronvtheir machine guns whenever
they are able to approach the infantry
lines under cover of a curtain of smoke
or gas waves and are not to be taken
Von Tirpitz Still Confident.
Amsterdam, Oct. 13. Admiral von
Tirpitz, former, minister of the Ger
man imperial navy, interviewed by the
Bunswick Landes Zeitung, is quoted
as saying: ,
"We can cot.tinueconfidentIy to ex
pect a final triumph over England as
long as we continue to sink vessels
faster 'han she constructs them. ( A
submarine war success cannot be ex
pected immediately, however, but if
we pursue our aim firmly, we shall
find after ome months that our posi-
(Contlnntd on Ps- Two, Column One.)
(Contlnned on Pax Two, Column One.)
Too Many. Hops in Jack Rabbits;
Bee philosopher Scents Trouble
Coon Beck of Hutchinson, Kan., has just closed a contract with the
government for'ten carloads of jack rabbits to feed to the army. So says
a "Kansas dispatch in Saturday's Bee. . ,
. The Bee s philosopher says nix on this proposition.
, "Why," says he, "beer is full of hops. , So are jack rabbits. Now, the
government denies beer to the soldiers because hops have a bad effect on
soldiers. Well, suppose they let ihe soldiers eat jack rabbits, won't they
'get hops that way? '
, "Coon Bck says there are 5,000,000 jack rabbits in southwestern Kan
sas. Now, multiply this by the number of hops in each jack rabbit and
the totalis billions.-"1 .' " j " J
The philosopher further estimates that there are fully as many hops
in on jack rabbit as in one schooner of beer. ' ;- , -
. "Irs all right to have the jack rabbits 'spurlos verstnkt,' but I'm ag'in
feeding all these' hops to our soldiers," says the philosopher. -
; - "And, besides, I'm -not hep to-this guy .Coon Beck.,. If he's a ,suro
enough regular 'coon,' maybe he's trying to' voodoo our boys. 'It's bad
enough to fill 'em full of hops, but s'posen when they get full they hop the
wrong way with a bunch of fightin' Germans in front of 'cm. . . ,
"Jest s'posen!" -
(Confined on T Two, Column Four.)
. , ; Of Marine Resigns f
(Dy AuMclated Frew.) '' - ' '
Amsterdam. Oct. 12.--Vice Admiral
von Capelle, fne Cerman minister of
marine, has -resigned, according to the
Vice Admif al Eduard von Capelle
was one of ,the administrative direc
tors in the ministry of marine before.
the war and had served as a. captain
at sea. In March, 1916, he succeeded
Admiral von Tirpitz as imperial min-
ister orthe navy. Several times since,
then Von Capelle has appeared before
the Reichstag with optimistic state- '
ments regarding the progress of the
unrestricted submarine campaign, as ,
late as August, 26, 1917, defending the j
U-boat policy of his predecessor and i
himself at meeting of the Reichstag j
main committee.. ."y- " ; ; ,
Vice ' Admiral von Capelle an-'
nounced in the Reichstag -last Wed
nesday .that a plot had .been discov- ;
cred in the navy to paralyze the ef
ficiency of the fleet and force the gov
ernment to makp peace. He said that
the guilty parties had received their,
just deserts;. and' attemrtedl to inlc
socialists with the plot. The imperial
German chancellor. Dr. Michaelis,
also spoke of the existence of a con
spiracy in the navy and asserted that,
certain deputies were involved in the.
revolt; .' ; - :-' ,; j ;
jneligibles at Fort 1 "
' - Shelling Discharged
Port Snelling, Minn.,1 Oct' 13. '
cers' training camp were ' discharged
today. By night the total is expected,
to reach 240, 'v.., .- .. i.
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