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    a Daily Bee
Fair; Warmer
VOL. XLVII. NO. 204.
."s'ridl'iSr'fc. SINGLE COPY -fl WO CENTS.
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Five Yankees Killed and Four Missing; Wounded Troop
er Crawls Back to Safety, But Is Unable to Talk;
Artillery Barrage Routed Enemy After
Infantry Attack.
(By Associated Press.)
With the American Army in France, Saturday, Feb. 9.
Five American soldiers are believed to have been killed, four
are missing and one- was wounded, when an American patrol
'was ambushed in No Man's Land last night by a superior force
of Germans. '
The spot where the encounter oc
curred is an isolated one and reports
concerning the casualties inflicted by
both sides are meager.
Only one American is known to
have escaped the trap of the1 Germans,
which was laid in front of our wires.
The one survivor, who crawled back
to the American line's with a bullet in
his chest, is unable to talk.
, Our. artillery immediately laid a
barrage around the ambushing Ger
mans and some are believed to have
been accounted for.
The infantry, accounted for others,
as- it is certain the attacked patrol
fought to a finish, according to infor-
mation trickling in from the front line.
Made Excellent Targets. t
Our patroling soldiers, were walking
in front ofi our "wire entanglements
when a big enemy patrol that had
been divided into, parties took con
cealed positions and opened fire at
close range.
The night was clear and the forms
. of the Americans made the best pos
sible targets for the hidden Germans.
There is' no doubt but that the
Americans battled bravely until over
powered. The artillery rjuel iir-our sector con
tinued todayv Score oj? airplanes were
out ' observing and . making photo
craphs. The men fn the line were
thrilled by a number of air duels high
in the sky over their, -Iliads."-''
U.' S. General in Command.
An American general now com
mands the sector of the front recently
taken over by our troops.
When the Americans first entered
the sector it was under the command
of a French general commanding &
certain large unit of the French army;
Now we have control.
In turning the sector over to the
American general on February 5, the
French' commadJer issued a general
order in which he expressed complete
satisfaction with our troops and was
confident that the sector was in good
hands and,1 if attacked, would defend
it with gi eat valor. .
Washington, Feb. 10. Deaths from
.latural causes among members of the
American expeditionary forces were
reported by General Pershing today,
as follows: i
Infantry, djabetes, South Manchester,
infantry, pneumonia, Lostine, Ore.
WATER, eneineer, (cause not given).
New York City.
infantry, purpura, Ansonia, Conn.
COOK JOHN MILLER, jr.. field
artillery! heart disease, Minneapolis,
balloon 'squadron, pneumonia, Jersey
ville. III. '
fantry, pneumonia, Callahan, Cal. .'
NELL, engineers, diabetes, Allegheny.
NeV York.
SON, infantry, pneumonia, Portland,
infantry, mesenteric thrombosis.
Northampton Mass.
The Weather
For Nebraska Mondav fair
continued mild temperature
Temperature at Omaha Yeterday.
Hours. Deg.
6 a. m. . . ,
6 a. m. . . ,
7 a . m. . . .
8 a. m. . . ,
9 a. m. . . ,
ii) a. m.. . ,
11 a. m....
1! a. m....
1 p. m. ...
p. m....
3 p. m. . . .
4 p. m....
't p. m....
6 p. m....
" p. m.. ..
5 p. m. . . .
Compare tire Loral Record
191S. 191?. 1916. 1913.
Highest yesterday . ... M Ji 26 41
lowest, yesterday .... 14 8 16 33
Mean temperature 44 14 21 40
Precipitation . . 0 0 0 0
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 22
Ercess for the day 22
Normal precipitation (M inch
Iteflciency for the day 04 Inch
Total rainfall since March l....t2.76 inches
Total deficiency since JJardi 1.....' 694
T'efK-lnncy since J; arch 1 ...7. to incheii
Jjeficiency for cor. period. 1916 12.S4 Inrhey
deficiency for cor. period, 191.5 luch
He over Wir : to Wattles That
Poor Must Be Protected in
Quality and Price of t
By control of the distribution an
uses of foodstuffs, the task of feed
insr our associates in 'the war can be
placed where it belongs on the lux
urious and ereedv ana not upon tne
poor. , . '
-The sagnihcant statement, was
made in a communication yesterday
from Herbert Hoover, United States
food administrator to Gurdon W,
Wattles, federal 4ooi administrator
for Nebraska,
; And because, of. -the' unpatriotic?
'turn , of the ' minority whp not only
prejudice the efforts of the patriotic,
but discourage and" undermine their
good work, legislation "should be etu
acted in congress making observance
of food regulations, including the
"less" days program, imperative, says
This can be accomplished, he
points out, by control of the distri
bution of foodstuffs so that all classes
and localities fare alike ad that un
necessary consumption can be pre
vented; by control of the use of food
stuffs by food manufacturers with a
view of limiting the less essential
manufacturers; and the control of the
commodities necessary for the pro
duction and preservation of food
stuffs in order to prevent great loss
of, military sacrifices.
(Voluntary So Far.
"We have carried on an extensive
campaign for voluntary conserva
tion," says Mr. Hoover, "and the ef
fort has brought beneiicial results in
many directions through v the fine
sense of service and self denial of our
people. The great majority of trades
co-operate in the most patriotic man
ner, but the minority, who, will not
follow not only prejudice the pa
triotic but discourage and undermine
their efforts. The demands, as they
have developed, are greater, I be
lieve, than can be borne on a purely
voluntary effort.
"It appears to me we should at
tack the non-essential uses of food
stuffs and also the points of unneces
sary consumption of foodstuffs. By
these means we can place the burden
where it belongs on the luxurious
and greedy and not upon the poor.
"And while it is vitally necessary
to regulate. the consumption of foods
in public eating plaCesfi some meas
ures must be devised which will cover
a much wider field of consumption.
Destroy 0 Per Cent. .
"I believe if you will give the mat
ter careful study you will find that
(Continued on Page Two, Cplumn Three.)
Young Omaha Dentist Starts
For Active
Dr. IJ. C. .Miller, a young Qrnaba
dentist, has received his commission
as lieutenant, junior grade, in the
dental reserve corpsof the navy and
leaves today for Great Lakes, 111., to
await further orders.
He will be placed on active duty at
once, but has received no information
where he will be stationed. If not
given sea duty at once he probably
will be assigned to the training sta
tion at Great Lakes in looking after
the health of" recruits in training.
Lieutenant Miller is a graduate of
the Grand Island High school and the
Creighton Dental college. Since his
graduation from Creighton he has
practiced his profession in Omaha. He
lives f ( the New Hamilton apart
ments. Several weeks ago. he successfully
passed the examination for lieuten
an at Great Lakes and made ar
rangements to leave at once. He has
been associated with Dr. B. V.
ristie, M. D.. and Dr. E. H. BrucrV
ing, dentist, with ofiices in the First
National bank building.
Singer and CK jslie Will
Not Let Exn mband See
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tiLfA I fix 1 j n
. Ferrari-Fontana;. fofmer
Metropolitan opera tenor, whose wife
Mme. Marguerite Matrenauer, Metro
politan" prima donna contralto, ob
tained a decree of divorce from -him
some time .ago, giving, her th.e ous-.
tody of their 4-year-old daughter.
Adrain, and stipulating tlia lie be
allowed to see the child twice a week,
Statement By .Various High Officials That U-Boat Menace
Would Be' Curbed Before End of Summer Take
Added Weight With Announcement of
Scheme to Defeat Subs A '
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb.HIO Means have been fcur.d la make
transports unsinkable by submarine, according to a statement
made tonight by William L. Saunders, v vice chairman, of the
naval consulting board in an address at a dinner of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania alumni in this city. ,
Mr. Saunders said that one of the
ships recently commandeered by the
government "now lies at an Atlantic
port and in such shape that it cannot
be sunk by an exploding torpedo.
"I can conceive of no reason why
this information should be withheld,"
he added.s "On the contrary, I be
lieve it is well that the enemy may
Duty in the Service
ttmbrandt Moto
x 1 . ... .. at.
"has applied, for a writof habeas cor
pus to niafee it possible for him to'ild. According to the story
Eontana told when he applied for the
writ, he is now an officer in the Italian
army and recently obtained leave to
come to this country to see his daugh
,ter, but was told by Mme, Matzenauer
that "he could never see the child
again. ,
come to realize that the time has been
reached when American transports are
ready for the transportation of our
troops which that enemy cannot sin'.:,
This ship may have a hole 30 or 40
feet in diameter blown in its side, and
it will remain afloat. Such a hole
would waterlog but one-tenth of the
honeycombed airtight cells.'.'
Washington, Feb. 10. Announce
ment by Vice Chairman Saunders, of
the naval consulting board, that means
had been found to make troop ships
practically unsinkable, lends " new
meaning to the air of confidence with
which both American and British
naval authorities are facing their ask
of clearmg the seas of U-boats.
Recent statements by Admiral Jel
tfcoe, formerly first sea lor of the
British admiralty, by Secretary
Daniels and other officials, have indi
cated that a campaign has been
mapped out and the instrumentalities
developed which are expected to curb
if not to eliminate the submarines en
tirely within the next few months.
Deplore Announcement.
Discussion of the devices developed
is deplored by officials here. Investi
gations and experiments have bee
guarded xlpslely. High officials have
been free to assert privately, however,
their belief that the U-boats would
be checked sufficiently by early sum
mer to insure a steady flow of Ameri
can., troops and supplies to Europe
with few incidents such as that of tne
Tuscania to be anticipated.
Admiral Jellicoe went farther than
any other official by predicting that
the submarine would be "killed" by
August. At the same time, however,
he warned that heavy ship losses were
to he expected up to tl at time.
Secretary Baker has insisted before
the senate committee that t.SOO.OlU
American iroops could lie taken to
(Continued on 1'uje lao, Column the.) ;
J . . . 1 :
Gloat Over Psychological Effect Which They Imagine Sinking of Tuscania Must Pro
duce in America; Survivors Receive Royal Treatment at Hands of Red Cross
And British Comrades; Full List of Survivors Expected Tonight
Londonderry, Feb. -0. Following are the names of sick or Injured
nmiiiHus connnca m two nospnais
Warren A. Blackmail
( arl K. )
decree H. McLean
William lop
John F. Klaca
II. A. Wtwjrr
WllllHra H. Venahle
F. W. RlHker
K. I'lirdy rry
diaries R. Policy
John N. Hllnsnn
John L. Bone
Carl Moler
Otto I'. HoUa
( liurlea 1 Billlngham
W. K. AMr
William ChrlsllaBson
Hlder I,. ler
Archie. MrCracken
Lewis r. Carllsla
I Harry Benedict
(ienrt-e K. NchearU
Julius Lewla ,
It. I Kuatla
Sidney E. Landrutii
Mrall Hiener
Glen B, Prnt.nn '
Charles C. Ntnddard
William J. l ee
The names of 47 sick and injured American troops confined in three
at a port on the Irish north coast follows:
Basil G. Bailey Henry Stanley Ilnrkeson
Bruno E. Bluhm Armando Hustivhl
William C. Brady
Samuel. Comb
Charles Imuel Pavii
Earl Wilder Drake
John Fuller
Myron Kelson Hayes
Elmer T. Ilolilen
Llord Y. Kolb
Leslie Hal
t arl L. lloiike
Hamnel II. Kdrilns
Ilnrrisnn Bates
Mlra HrnsleV
Ilallle M. HosJlton
lie V. I-ashus
John f. Meltnnnell
William Panels AlHthnis
Arthur William J-lira
Sidney ltohert
Joseph r.mmett Mrl)unald (inrenre T.
Hohert J. Moody tirser
Albert I. 'uamln Lawrenra Nathaniel Klley
John Benbeadoa Herbert l; Taylor
- . - t
Prisoners at Fort Douglas
Caught Digging Their Way to
Freedom; Fourth1 Attempt
in Last Month.
Salt Lake City, Feb. 10. What is
believed to have been a deep laid plot
0 bring about a wholesale delivery of
dangerous enemy aliens from thA war
prisoni compound at Fort Douglas
was frustrated late this afternoon by
the prison officials when they dis
covered the fourth of a series of tun
nels .through which the prisoners have
been striving to dig their way to free-
Jflom. . . .
Work n the fourth tunnel followed
close on the lieels of three previous
unsuccessful by the enemy aliens to
dig out and an attempt by Karl
Backer, a civilian prisoner, to carve
his way to freedom with a razor. v-
Backer, after climbing a barb wire
fence that separates the civilian from
the military section of the prison
camp, made a rush In the darkness of
niaht nnnn tlie miarri at the main Grate.
but he was seized and relieved of an
open razor. j
'The latest tunnel to be discovered
was started from a point underneath
the floor, of the dining hall barracks,
a place that has been little used. J
Tliio Kiiilili'mr is !- tn the. pround
and afforded au excellent place for the
work, as it is so situated as not to De
in full view of the guard towers or the
guard house inside the compound.
Colonel George L. By ram, prison
commandant, found that the plotters
had dug down beneath the floor of
the building to a depth of six feet and
then turned their tunnel straight for
the' fence, which is close to this build
ing. The diggers had succeeded in driv
ing the tunnel wen out toward tne
Louise Schavland Marries
Don Marcellus of Lincoln
Miss Louise Schavland of Lincoln
was married Sunday afternoon to Don
Marcellus. Tho couple left im
mediately for Omaha where they are
staying, at the P.lackstone. They will
leave Monday for Kansas City.
Mr. Marcellus is a member, of the
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the
University of Nebraska. Mrs. Mar-
1 1 . ... 1 ii v: r-i.
ceiius 13 an ipria .w wciia. sui uiuj
Members of both Alpha Tau Omega
and Alpha Xi Delta were present at
tne ceremony.
Germans Ignore Russ Demands
On Strength ot Ukraine Peace
Amsterdam. Feb. 10. Discussing the peace negotiations, the Nord-
Ndeutsche Aligemeine Zeitung says that
sians will be permitted. Should the peace negotiations with Ukraine ma
terialize, the development of "peace negotiations with Tfotzky may be a
matter of indifference to us," the paper adds.
Vorwaerts says this means that Trotzky will be confronted with an
ultimatum requiring him fullyto recognize the German demands of De
cember 27,jincluding the question of self-determination for the Russian
border people as the German government conceives it. Otherwise war
against Russia will be resumed.
"We do not know what will reply," says Vorwaerts. "but if
the negotiations ate wrecked we know the German people will inquire
very thoroughly intg the question of who' is to blame "
in one insn port:
. R. Oove T) William K. Unrasler
Kjirl lllekley Mark T, (Ibwln
I'nul (OMalles lewis D. Baker
Walter H. ullnne WHInrd Griffith
Wesley 1.. Mct'auley WalkerWUIIs F. Ihlanc
C Union I.p1.Ii
t ecll link
rVanrls lliilies y
lesler I.. Smith
lake Rosamaii
Klrhard Jnlmston
Howard Kenyon
Andrew C. Anderson Nelson
Warren K. Met arty
f'hartea- W. Melnlosh
l-ester McKenna
Christopher Henry llumphy
John Kunioronsky
lldnard James Teterman
Unman Sandaval
his Johnson
Oilier Cole
I Imrlen llnrneeker
Clarence Johnson
Ullllam lioualss Tina
eoifc-e A. ftturlen
RoV Houston Keddlni
Wltham H. Curtla
'liilin R. rhegley j
George Klehard Baker
Jnmra C. McAdams
4'harlea Smith
ltolnnd Kdnra d Buncan ,
' s. . -
Government of Hungary Out
. spokenly in Favor of Annex
ation of Enemy Territory;
Camouflage Disclosed.
Geneva, Feb. 10. Up to within a
few days ago 'the Magyar govern
ment of I Hungary has succeeded in
keeping its war aims pretty iwell
In the entente countries it was. gen
erally believed that all of the an
nexationists of the dual, monarchy
came from Austria, and that the Hun
garians were more than anxious to
concede peace on the basis of "no
annexations, no indemnities,", or on
the basis of the status quo ante.
What the statesmen of Hungary
meant by these general phrases is
gradually becoming knownt Count
Tisza's organ, the "Budapesti Hi.
lap," says:
"We want 15,000 square kilometers
of Roumania and 10,000 square kilo
meters of Serb ian territory; that is
Cards on Table.
In the Magyar Hirlap Count Julius
Andrassy wrote the following article:
"More than once I have declared
that in foreign affairs I am no friend
of the idea that we should commit
ourselves to a principle, and es
pecially not at(a time when the gov
ernments are about to negotiate
peace. At such times it is most ad
vantageous to have an entirely free
"The position of a card player who
must spread out his cards" on the
table is very weak indeed, as against i
a player who is in the habit of keep- j
ing tne value ot 111s cards secret. As
1 1 have already said a number of
times,, I disapprove the view that we
have no right to make conquests
and to demand indemnities for the
enormous sacrifices that we had to
bring in this war.
"Neither did our enemies buid
their hands under such conditions
we have a moral jiglit to make con
quests and to demand indemnities. It
all depends on whether or not we-
have the opportunity to make use
of that right. This will essentially
depend on the military situation and
political circumstances, x
"If would be a great mistake; it
would be asking for the impossible
to request that we bind ourselves
to the status quo ante I take it to
(Continued on Faaje Fourteen, Column Two.)
no further concessions to the Rus
(By Associated Tress.) '
Amsterdam, . Feb. 10. -German
newspapers are gloating
over "the psychological effect"
which they expect the sinking
of the Tuscania must produce
in America.
The Koelinesce-Volks Zei
turig says tthe event must un
failingly dampen the spirits of
Americans and proceed t
"Sundry American vessels, some
with munitions and perhaps a small
number of soldiers, have been sunk
before, but so far as we know this Is
the first case of a big transport with
a considerable number of troops
aboard falling victim to our U-boats.
Maybe large sized transports have
never or rarely. 89 far, crossed, for
the American forces in France are
not yet very large. 'v.
"As such vessels must be convoyed v
with great care our U-boat's achieve ,
ment is all the more remarkable and
The Berlin Mittag Am Zeitung
makes a similar comment, and re
joices that so much war material was
lost and that the rescued soldiers will
not be immediately available for
service. . , -
Londonderry, Feb. 10. All the
American survivors from the Tus
cania, with the exception of about
100 sick or injured and a party of 142
who landed in Scotland, were today .
quartered in two military camps.
To a majority of the men the over
land journey from the northern coast,
. where, they. were, .brought nkor-vtm
their, first ryle- in? he native tcy-Jike
trains and they thoroughlycnjoyed it.
The news had spread through the
countryside that the Americans were
coming in special train and at each
little railway station groups of farnfr
folk had gathered to catch ft glimpse
;of the troops end wave a friendly
greeting, to which the Americans
were constantly making acknowledge
mcnt. Scottish troops' , piped the
Americans from the railway to .the
camps. -
New Clothing for Men.
Captain Wells and Smith of the
American Red Cross, who had visited
as many fcf the landing places as was
physically, possible, followed the men
to camp, where they helped to dis
tribute funds to the American officers
and will see , that all the men-are
properly outfitted. A complete issue
of clothing was made to each officer
and private. The outSts came from
British stores on orders from quarter
masters and captains and payment is'
guaranteed by the Red Cross. Beside
clothingeach man was presented with
a razor and shaving brush. 4
At one camp there were not enough
overcoats in the stores to go round,
so the British Tommies gladly took
off the coats they were wearing and
put them on the Americans. The Red
Cross also sent from the Belfast
branch knitted mufflers, helmets and
sweaters, which were especially wel
comed by the Americans in their first
experience with the Irish cjimate.
Red Crosser Brings Smokes.
The one thing most appreciated by
the men was a visit from Miss Jean
Ogilvie. a member of the Red Cross
from New Yjork. She was the first
American woman they had seen since
leaving the United States. She came
from lielfast with cigarettes, clothing,
comforts and food. Two-thirds of the .
men lost all of their funds .except a
little pocket change. Fortunately a few
carried money belts and saved their
money, which, once ashore, they
promptly distributed among the
The American officers were hit
hardest. All !o3t their kits and the
larger part of their uniforms, which
(Continued on Tate Two, Column One.)
Socialists Demand Peace
With Workers Represented
Chicago, Feb. 10. In a proclama
tion addressed to people of United
States today, the national executive
committee of tho socialist party' de
clared that two problems should now
engage the energy and ability of the
working class: '
"Firt an immediate and democratic
peace with full representation of the -working
class at the peace conference.
"Second, the reconstruction" which
must immediately follow upon . the
close of hostilities." , A
"It is of special concern to us that
our own country which purports to be
fighting for democracy should itself
become democratic. At present it is
one of the least democratic of all
countries," said the proclamation. ,
Father of Two Sons in Army
Returns From Trip to Cody
Edward P. Snowoen, 1046 Georgia
avenue, returned from Camp Cody, ,
N. ..M.. yesterday where two of his
sons, Earl and Eugene, are in train
ing with the former Sixth Nebraska
regiment. r - ,..
"The boys certainly like the place
and the. training," Mr. Snowdeu said. .
Snow den is a." civil, war veteran,
having imd charge of a base .hospital
in Nashvilic during the war. :