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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917.
FEW OF JACOB
Only Five Small Boats Escape
Wreck; Men Half Dead After
Seventeen Hours' Battle
(By Anowiatrd Frew.)
Washington, Dec. 12. The first
survivors' story of the sinking of
the American destroyer Jacob Jones,
told by Lieutenant J. K. Richards,
was made public today by the Navy
department. It shows that only two
small boats and three life rafts float
cd clear of the wreck. The men on
these were picked op after 17 hours
An official summary of the lieu
tenant's account follpwi:
"Lieutenant Richards says the de
stroyer was proceeding toward port
after holding target practice, when,
at 4:20 p. m., a torpedo was sighted
by the lookout. The commanding
officer, stationed on the bridge, or
dered the rudder hard right and en-
(gines full steam ahead. The tor-
pedo struck the ship on the star
4 board side, abreast of torpedo tube
' No. 3.- This tube with torpedoes was
blown 200 feet in the air. The radio
i was wrecked and the main mast
Vessel Begins to Settle.
? "Guns were manned immediately,
bin no submarine was sighted and the
1 vessel began to settle by the stern.
V IM. ... . . I. I - I
iic variant Kavv wig uiuti lu uau-
loit ship. Vlaleboats, which were
got out, capsized. The motor sailer
could not be got out. A wherry and
motor dory managed to escape safe
ly. Three life rafts floated clear.
"The vessel sank at 4:29 p. m.
Depth charges aboard exploded, ap
parently blowing off the stern of the
"No survivors, except those in the
boats and life rafts, were found after
a thorough search, Lieutenant Rich
ards said. After 17 hours in the wa
ter the men on the rafts were picked
up by a British ship.
"The submarine, which was seen
after the Jacob Jones sank, appeared
"to be about ISO feet in length, with
3-inch gun forward and two periscopes."
MEN OF LUCKY .
r ; j TO THE DRAFT
,' (Continued From Tint Pat.)
members have been put to consider
able expense in traveling back and
forth between Omaha and their home
towns 'when they were instructed by
wire to report at headquarters. ,
- .inruugn jiusinicrprciauQfk oi cue
time ago it was ' understood that
while 4he "Lnckv Seventh" had hren
.reported on adversely in the Central
': department certain . defects .would
Jlave to bo corrected before the regi-
not be; drafted into service except by
executive order. " I j
What Governor Says. -Governor
Neville said last night
over long distance telephone to The
Bee that some men in Lincoln had
been srranted discharees because it
was possible to get them direct from
. me aajuiant general, it was lmpossi-
ble for this to take place where the
-.i - j' . ti. 'i
had tried to arrange a plan whereby
Majom Abbott of Omaha might give
men Here desiring discharges certi
ficates that discharges would be forth
coming with the idea that the federal
,". recruiting officer might accept these,
but this was not in effect last night
and men of the Seventh, living- out
side Ljncoln were therefore retained
in the old organization of the Seventh
as it was impossible to grant dis-
cnarges otlier than from the adjutant
, general. ,
uufcmui .nvMc amu uic urganiza-
' tion of the Seventh would be main
tained regardless of the present sit
uation. . s
In Sharp Battle
(Coatlnord From Tint Far.)
prisonment and banishment. Each
juror can cause an arrest in an emer
gency, but the entire court must ap
prove later. Any member can cause
grad advocates' congress has decided
to ignore :he law.
Courts to Help Bolsheviki.
Announcement was made today that
revolutionary courts would be estab
lished throughout the country on De
cember 20 to assist in carrying on the
struggle of, -the Bolsheviki govern
ment against counter revolution and
to stop brigandage, sabotage and
speculation. Members of the courts
will be revolutionaries chosen by lo
cal councils of soldiers' and work
According to the announcement,
'Jie courts will have free choice of
means of dealing with those who dis
obey orders of the revolutionaries.
The following punishments are sug-
T?itt m . ntitiltV tisinnr (itti'M mm.
fusal of state credit, compulsory la
bor, imprisonment Every citizen of
good standing is entitled to the serv
ices of a public advocate. All cr j
must first be submitted to an inves
tigating committee nominated by the
loiaiers and workmen s delegates.
Start Peace Meeting.
Representatives of all the Russian
fronts started tonight for , Brest
Litovsk to resume the armistice nego
tiations with the Germans. Lieuten
ant Colonel Fokkch, the general
staff member of the armistice com-
mittee, informed the Associated Press
that the delegation would consist of
-, 13 members, including General Ska
lok. one representative each from the
northern, western, southwestern,
Roumanian-Russian and Roumanian
armies, M. Altflater, the naval repre
sentative, and five political delegates.
" ". ,. -V.."-" - '
PROMPT INQUIRY IS
DEMANDED BY 'TIMES'
Northcote'a Newspaper Calls
For Searching and Complete
Investigation Into British
Reverse at Cambrai.
London, Dec. 12. The Time3, in
an editorial printed in unusually
heavy type, calls for a "prompt,
searching and complete inquiry"
respecting "the reversal of fortune"
on the British front during the
tremendous struggle on the southern
side of "the new Cambrai salient No
vember 30 and the two following
"It was perhaps hardly possible
from day to day," the Times adds,
"and certainly unwise to attempt an
authoritative account of the situation
as a whole, though we cannot longer
be satisfied with the fatuous estimates,
for example, of the German losses in
men and morale which have inspired
too many of the published messages."
To Seek Oat Blunderer.
After asserting that the new line,
as reconstituted, is securely held, ihe
"The published and censored ver
sion is being amplified daily by in
numerable first hand accounts from
officers and men who participated in
the actual fighting. It is high time
that this mass of partial information
should be placed in its true perspec
tive, blundering sifted and blame, if
any, and where due, should take shape
in prompt disapproval of every blun
The Times forestalls a possible
charge that in its article it is in
triguing against Field Marshal Haig
Some Serve Too Long;.
"There is no question whatever of
turning a temporary setback to the
detriment of his great position or
plans." But, it adds:
"His weakness, if it be a weakness,
is inveterate devotion to those who
have served him the longest some of
them, perhaps, too long, or too long
without a rest."
The newsoaoer savs further that
the Germans clearly took advantage
of the brilliant British success to
strike back unexpectedly at a "wholly
unready" part of the line, and, refer
ing to individual deeds of valor in
this fighting already recorded gen
erals fighting in pajamas and doctors
interrupted in dressing stations says:
"They are all magnificent, but
should never have occurred."
GOLDEN DAYS FOE
MAN WHO IS ABLE
(Contlntxt From Flint Pate.)
thing quoted on the New York stock
exchange, realizing profits, the totals
of which run well up in the four fig-
VII CS. '
The way the market went Wednes
day, in order to make money on
stocks, an that had to be done was to
sell short and have the nerve to stav.
There' were a good many Omahans
who had money to cut uo the hiararins
on their sales and stand by .them.
Those who did this raked iif sonSe
nice profits at the rlose of the.;day,
for the market on about every com
modity quoted was at the high point
at the opening. After that the entire
line commenced to fall off, stocks
tumbling like the pins of a bowling
Roads Are Loyal.
Washington, Dec. 12. The fullest
measures of co-operation In any de
cision President Wilson may make
to solves the railroad problem, even
though he should choose government
operation, was pledged to the presi
dent today by the railroads' war
board, composed of a representative
committee of railroad executives.
lhe railroad executives told the
president they did not ask a billion
dollar loan or a suspension of the
anti-trust and anti-pooling laws. They
told him they believed the railroads
themselves would be able to cope
with the traffic congestion if the gov
ernment would name a federal traffic
director to co-ordinate all irovern-
ment shipments and have the govern
ment approve railroad credit fot rais
ing new capital.
Need Traffic Manager.
Thousands of priority orders, com
ing from as many sources, the rail
road men declared, are the principal
causes of congestion. Co-ordination
of government shipments by a federal
trame manager, they said, would meet
If, however, the president, after
considering all plans, decided to take
over the railroads for government
operation, the railroad executives de
clared, he would receive their fullest
After seeing the railroad executive,
President Wilson had an engagement
with the heads of the four great rail
road men's brotherhoods. They op
pose government operation.
Brotherhood Men See Wilson.
Legislative agents of the four rail
road brotherhoods, H. E. Wilts, W.
M. Clark, P. J. McNamara and W.
M. Doak, had a brief conference with
President Wilson late today. They
declined to discuss the object of the
conference, which was arranged at
President Rentfors Account
Of Hundred Million War Fund
Washington, Dec. 12. An account
ing to congress for the hundred mil
lion dollar war emergency fund
placed in President Wilson's hands
last April, shows that the president
has allotted to 21 department bureaus
and newly created war bodies $31,
597,000, of which $21,651,000 has been
spent. Congress now has been asked
to make the remaining $68,402,000
available up to the close of the fiscal
year next June instead of only to
Dec. 31, and today the house appro
priations committee favorably report
ed a bill for that purpose.
403 South 16th Street.
500 PERSONS IN
Revised List Shows Total Dead
Does Not Exceed 1,800 and
300 Children Are
' Orphaned. " ;
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 12. A revised
estimate today of the explosion cas
ualties reduces the death list to ap
proximately 1,800. The known dead
total 800, and it is believed that not
more than 1,000 bodies and perhaps
only 900 still lie under the debris of
shattered and burned buildings. The
list of victims is steadily, becoming
smaller as relatives are reunited and
refugees who left the city return.
From 300 to 500 persons are totally
or tartly blind and 200 children have
each lost both parents, according to
the American and Canadian workers
investigating the situation.
Relief Ship Arrives.
The Boston relief ship Calvin Aus
tin entered the harbor today.
The formidable estimates of casual
ties made during the hours immedi
ately after the explosion were due, it
developed todayto the fact that some
of the bodies were counted several
times. The relief workers explained
that even today's revised figures are
not to be regarded as final, inasmuch
as many families were destroyed, no
members being alive to report such
House Blown to Pieces.
It is estimated that 500 houses are
wrecked beyond repair, that -500 oth
ers were totally destroyed, and that
another 1,000 can be restored to use.
Conditions in the town of Dart
mouth were particularly distressing
today. Some of the inhabitants who
were injured by the explosion, fire
or tidal wave had not received medi
cal attention up to this morning, and
the relief system is being reorganized
so they may receive necessary aid at
once. In one shelter in Dartmouth
investigators found 300 men, women
A ceneral funeral service fnr nil
the dead is to be held Fridav. Sntnf
of the bodies will rest beside victims
of the Titanic and Bourgogne disas
ters' in fairview cemetery. Others
will occupy so many graves in Camp
Hill cemr'ery that this burial ground
will be completely filled and will
tnereatter be closed. v
Founder of Osteopathy
School Dies in Missouri
Dr. A. T. Still, first president and
founder of the American School of
Osteopathy, died at Kirksville. Mo..
according to word received in Omaha
by Dr. C B. Atzen. Dr. Still was
90 years old. ,
The Store of
If King & Co.
GEO. T. WILSON,
StUct your fifU
tin mi "om
a man's stor.
;:;!! Everything that a man,
till!'.! young man or boy
!:!:::: wou chooso for him
lf horo in th
j:::::; greatest variety;
of decided Ugane
:::::: 50 to $3.50
31.50 uP to $10
j!! . Muffler
it":: $1.00. $1.50 to
Kid, Capo, Silk and
:::::: Fur Lined.
$1.50 to $25.00
$1 to $3 per box
:::: Traveling yBags
::::: and Suit Case
::;:$5.00 to $25.00
House Coats and
a:::; , Bath Robes
:::; $5 to $25
till! Phoenix, Inter
:::: woven, McCallum
if!:! Holeproof Hosiery
:::::: 30 to $3 pair
!::::: Sweater Coats "
jii:ji$4.00 to $13.50
!::::: SUITS 'and over.
:::: $15 to $60.00
V "ssawr? .Jf ::JS5.:s
German Agents Stab
Woman in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 12. German
agents, in the opinion of the police,
stabbed to death late yesterday Mrs.
Emma Beyers, wife of Hugo Beyers,
a German electrical engineer and
draftsman, and then wrecked by an
explosion the Beyers home. Beyers
had served under compulsion as a
member of a German submarine
crew, but later obtained passports
and came to this country. Mrs.
Beyers had been vehement in her
denunciation of Germany . for the
treatment accorded her husband.
Pierre Claims Recruiting
Record for the Dakotas
Pierre, S. D., Dec. 12. (Special
Telegram.) -At the close of enlist
ment date for registered men here to
day the record was 99 enlisted men
accepted and sent' forward since De
cember 1. This is reported to be the
highest recruiting record of any of
the recruiting stations in North or
South Dakota. , '
at the Central. Look over the
line and make your ; selec
tions before they are picked
over. ' .
WC SKJt YOU MOtrrl-WWt PtWON?
Bat. 15th and 16th on Howard.
Complet Chuigf of Bill Today
1917 Winter Garden Rovuo,
whirl of tonf and danct, from
Chicago Winter Garden.
Devoy & Dayton
At the Cigar Stand
A Tango on the Wire
Morris & DoM
European ' Novelty
Mrs. Vernon Castle
In Great Role
"Sylvia of the Secret
A Thrilling, Fast Moving Drama
Olga Petrova in
"Daughter of Destiny'
BlftVn'O a next week
PUT 110 except Thurs.
The Wonder Show of the Universe
100 NEW MYSTERIES 100
Seats Now s?u
Matineea Tueeday and Wedneiday, 25c
Saturday and Sunday Matinee, 23e It 50c
Evenings, 23c, 35c, 50c, 75c
A Charactariaation of American muduJ
It WIU Pull At You. Htart Strinia and
. ruu nara -
MaU, yti. and Satt 25c; Nighta ISe to 50c
. OMAHA'S FUN CENTER.
iGTlM&T2jk Da"r M- ls-25-SOc
mwPZZP Evening., 25-5075c-$l
AHlhtr at Dnudtblt "Blotch" CoaNfl hswi
; Roseland Girls
All bread new; nothing ef laat eaaon'a how
Utt tat tk tltl. Hrr ColimM, Hartiony J an
lapwk utt Btautx choral 1 RomDuiIi.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
KU. Mat YVt: Fred Irwtn'i Km "MaJeMJn."
FriANKIi. HCATH; fRIN
:ES8 KALAMA; Wllllia
Eat: Ctmtri. Etmonill ft Co.:
Smt Lllllaa Goaao an Bert
Albtrl; Frank Hartloy: Or.
ahoaia Trtvtl Wtokty.
THOMPSON.BELDEN - CO.
Q'Ae fashion Center Jbr Women
Large, Well Selected
New Stocks Make
a Decided Pleasure
in this Store.
Such exquisite styles and fine
materials as one finds in this
jhowing. They will solve many a
problem of gift giving in a high-
ly satisfactory oianner
$3.9$, $5, $6.50. $10.50
Women's Wool Hose
for Winter Days
Wool sport hose for skating and
other out-of-doors occasions
made of white ribbed wool $1.75.
All .wool hose in covert, heather
and oxford, at $2.50.
Fine cashmere hose, in black and
white, various qualities.
Shoes and Slippers
A Holiday Suggestion
Sorosis shoes have earned an in
ternational reputation and the
entire confidence of millions of
wearers. They offer the utmost
in style, quality, perfection of
workmanship, and fit.
Street and dress boots in all
styles, colors and combinations,
$8 to $14.
Felt slippers in all colors. Styles
for all the family. Moderately
"PHOTO PtfW- OFFERING
: i MOW
f Today, Friday f" AsA
5 and Saturday
I We Offer r.O...
IE TT T A J K 1
i'Un- K W
Ej strange adven-
s tures of a little
5 girl in a big
city. She has a
for a while,
H is sunny in the
end. She is the
s Sunshine Maid
I JUNE C
Of Course, We Also Have Billie Rhodes' New
E est Comedy and Latest Mutt and Jeff Comic.
Coming Sunday, Omaha's Own Favorite
Today LOUISE GLAUM, in
"A STRANGE. TRANSGRESSOR"
Say You Read
Many Exceptional Silk Values
" Interesting News Thursday
A Special Holiday Offering
of our best quality Silk Fab
rics at prices that will sure
ly appeal to women con
templating a new blouse or
HASKELL'S best quality Sati
Raye in a full range of the best
colors. Sold all season for $2.50.
Thursday, $1.95 a yard.
SATIN METEOR (40-inch), in
navy, Cope blue, reseda, cunard,
Every Reduction i Genuine.
Manicure Sets in Holiday
Perfume bottles set in
"Ivory" stands, with fancy
stoppers, Very much in
demand as gifts, 25c, 50c,
Toilet Goods Section
for Knitted Articles
Khaki Sweaters, Helmets, Mitts
and Socks are made to special
order upon request. If you wish
any of the above, it's 'advisable
to place an order by December
greetings and holiday;
decorations in colors.
fl Unique in design
and inexpensive i n
Wool union suits, high neck, long
sleeves, ankle length a very
fine, comfortable winter garment;-
bearing the "Sterling"
mark of manufacture. Price
Today JULIAN ELTINGE, in
"THE COUNTESS CHARMING"
of Thejn in The Bee
rf I) f 9j v. x 1
etc. Regularly $3. Thursday,
$2.49 a yard.
EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN
BLACK SILK THURSDAY.
CAMISOLE TAFFETA, in ivory,
flesh, and pink (35-inch). Regu
larly $1.50. Thursday, $1.29 a
BELDING'S CAMISOLE SATIN,
the best quality for lingerie.
Regularly $2.50. Thursday,
$2.00 a yard.
The Men's Shop 1
ie filled with tenaible gift uj.
feitione for your benefit in mk.
ing Holiday e!ection.
Shirts. Bath Robes.
kerchiefs. you enter.
The New Confiners
A confiner is necessary
with every low bust corset.
It affords perfect support,
assures an unbroken, har
monious, beautiful figure
Women will appreciate
confiners as Christmas gifts
'because they" are both at
tractive and sensible.
MADE IN SILKS, SATINS AND
From 50c to $3.
FOR TODAY 1
William S. Hart
The Narrow Trail
BOYD Met. 2:30
Nights, 8:30. Raaervad:
Lower Floor, 50c,
ANN MURDOCH, in
No. 7 "THE RED ACE"
Today FRANKLYN FARNUM
in "A STORMY KNIGHT"
Today ANN MURDOCK, tit
"PLEASE HELP EMILY"
COLDS AM LA !. Aak ror
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