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THE -BEEt OMAHA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1918.
i ARE CAPTURED BY
I GERMAN RAIDERS
t . - .
k Were Members of Patrol
;" Party Near, Chemin-Des-
- Dames, Where Fighting
Has Become Furious.
(By Associated Preit.)
I itn tne American, vrmy in rrance,
rSaturday, March 2. The American?
Jthe Germans claimed to have cap
tured on the Chemin des Dames prob
ably was the large! part of a patrol
iof 13 men which went out when the
raid began and has not been heard
for since. The enemy obtained no
Jjrisoners from the enemy trenches.
I Volunteers from- American units
I long the Chemin des Dames searched
No Man's land in a rain of machine
tun bullets for the 13 missing men,
k a . . J ' . C . 1.
ut aid not nna any trace 01 incm
fcxeept one man who bad been killed.
It is certain the uermans took pris
jners from this patrol.
Details ol the German attack, which
ailed completely to reach .the
retiches. are now available. American
artillerymen laid down a barrage fire
s soon as mc uermans smicu tncn.
It is knowr. that three companies of
i-soeciallv trained "shock trftops"
fcvhich had been practicing for this op
eration for two weeks look part in the
fettaek. Each company was preceded
y a picked party of 20 pioneers.
Ihe lighting was onsic tor anoui an
tour, but the accurate rnacnine gun
md rifle fire from the American tront
ines, coupled withthe perfect Ameri-
yan barrage wnicn prevented rein
li'orcements from coming tip. forced
ihe Germans to withdraw after sus
taining heavy casualties and without
Shaving set foot - in thef American
Jtrenches. : 1 '" ' ': '
i Soon after the attack was over a
Jyoung lieutenant commanding a pla
toon, members of which composed the
"patrolling party which had gone out
Snto No Man's land, went out to find
Jthe missing patrol party, but without
result He returned to his trench and
jasked for a voluntary detail.
J Every man in the platoon volun
eered, but the lieutenant picked out
small party and set out again. They
were forced to return, however, when
She. German fire became increasingly
lieavy. The lieutenant and a' detail
ynade a third search just before dawn,
iut without success. All the missing
5nen came from New England.
The American general commanding
ihe unit cn this front said the men
vere eager for action and were con
tinually asking permission to remain
Jn the front line longer than the sl
otted period. It has been found nec
essary to caution them frequently
pgainst exposing themselves, they are
W anxious to get a crack at the en
ferny. However, they are tempted to
peer over the top in the daytime, and
go, over at night in the hope of "start
ing something." ; ".. ;? ? '
.''HOP- TO IT,',' SAYS
! : MAYOE IN EEPLY
' TO EIVAL PAETY
V . - I;
j , ' (Continued From Pat On.) ,
Jliall has been willing and glad to re
spond. We are willing to match our
patriotism and work with the patriot
asm and war work of any man at that
i "We want to give these Huns to
understand that everyone understands
jthat they are bawling for a little pow
er a little feed at the trough, just as
the Huns across the water are, and if
jthey do as much in this crisis as we
tare doing not talk, but do our gov
ernment will win this war.
' "I stand ready to defend this administration-everywhere.
I was in hopes
ihat while our country's welfare de
manded all our energy and all the help
Ave could give it in this great world
:risis we would not be forced to fight
t local battle here to see who would
iraw these city salaries, because that
j all there Is to this fight so far as
:hey are concerned. However, if they
want to fight all they have to do is to
puy some checks and we will be there
so play our own hand in the game."
harges Against Former
Police Chief to Be Dropped
Chicago, March 4. Charles C
flealey, formerly chief of police, re?
.tuujr skjuiucu uii tuaigcs 01 grati
ng, and. who now faces a dozen other
ndictments, is in no condition to
withstand another trial, according to
physician report read before Judce
abbath today. He is sufferins from
aralysis. v '
John J. Healy, attorney, said he
ould make an attempt to have the
ivil service commission drop the
harges pending and then have him
einstated as ' a captain so that he
ould then resign and obtain a pen-
ion to support himself and invalid
State's Attorney Hoyne is expected
to agree. . - ,
browder Urges New Draft
' Regulation for Class 1
Washington.., March 4. Provost
farshal General Crowder appeared
efore the bouse: military. commiH
4gain today to urge prompt passage
oi me joint resolution providing for
change m the draft law so as to
base the ouota of each district m th
dumber of men in class one instead of
an tne population.
t' Under the new ctassifiratinn tVnr
will be nobody in class one except
persons immediately available for
service, go General Crowder ex
rilained. hv basinsr the mmtj nn tW
class the unfair burden placed on
dates with large alien populations
win oe avoiaea. , v . jt.vv
Six Men Anxious to Land
That Soft-14-Hour Day Job
j Six men, all weft along in years,
applied to Postmaster Fanning for
the job of transferring the mails from
yie croiicy mn car to tne railway
mail car at.Whi-1 c)rf .;nn
The job pays $50 a month and re
quires it nours oi duty daily, i he
'lucky" applicant must also buy a
tvvo-wheeled cart at a cost of $25. He
has to yt"m about five tons of mail
, daily. -..
Progress of Uncle
Six hardy mountaineer youths from
West Virginia, anxious to get into
the service of their Uncle Sam, will
be a little tardy in reporting for duty
with tne forest reserve at Vancouver.
B. G Suspiciousness of the Omaha
police department is to blame.
Officer Lickert discovered O. H,
Hamilton of Funneltown, N. try
ing: to pawn a loaded revolver at a
Tenth street pawn shop. He immedi
ately took the young man in custody
and escorted him to the police sta
tion. To Captain Heitfeld Hamilton ex
plained that he was on his way to
Vancouver with five other West Vir
ginians. The train was scheduled to
stop several minutes in Omaha, so
taking advantage of the opportunity,
he tried to pawn the gun to get a
little spending money. After unload
Americans in Eole
Of Cave Men Behind
Front Line Trenches
(Continued From Page Oni.1
ryiiig supplies. runs through the cave.
A sign over one entrance reads: "East
Boston tunnel," and one of the men
standing near remarked "that reminds
me of home."
Eager to Fight.
At another point the correspondent
saw some men who had just com
pleted their round of trench duty. The
general in . command said they had
begged to be allowed to stay in the
line a iew more days. "Why, they
took us out before we even had a de
cent scrap," said a machine gunner.
As soon as the Germans learned the
Americans were in the trenches op
posite them they put up a sign read
ing: "Welcome. Yankees," but the in
fantrymen riddled it with bullets un
til it looked like a sieve.
All the soldiers with whom the
visitor, talked expressed pleasure at
being in the trenches rather than in
a training camp.
tome into the cook shack and
see," a soldier replied to a question
as to how the men were fed. In the
shack a meal of fresh beef, potatoes.
onions, canned corn, white bread, cof
fee and canned peaches was found in
Ihe general took the party of cor
respondents to his headquarters and
pointed out the location of his troops
on a large map. "How much No
Man's land is there between the
trenches at this point?" asked one of
the visitors, pointing to the map.
"All America'! Land."
"There is no No Man's land there;
it is alt America's land," replied the
A French captain later substanti
ated the general's statement by saying
the Americans had assumed control
of No Man's land soon after entering
the trenches in that sector.
German, prisoners captured in pa
trol fighting there stated that the
handful of Americans attacked w.ith
so mucrj force and vigor that the
Germans threw up their hands? and
shouted "Kamerad" in the belief that
there were many more in the attack
ing party. ' '' "" :' '-
1 , t Prisoner Is Guide;
Although numerous daring courage
ous deeds have been performed by the
Americans in this sector, one of the
most interesting is that of a German
born sergeant, who,, with a small de
tail, took a German prisoner in a pa
trol fight, but lost his way with the
result that the party wound up at the
German barbed wire, where they
could plainly hear the Germans talk
ing; in their dugouts. The sergeant
pointed a . revolver at the soldier's
head and whispered in German:
Maybe they will get us before we
can get back, but if they try it I will
kill you first Now don t you utter a
sound and lead us back to our line."
The German prisoner silently led
the Americans' back to their own
trenches, the sergeant following close
behind him with drawn revolver. The
prisoner was' turned over to the in
telligence officer of the unit, who
gained much valuable information
from him. r -. . .
The French eenerat who trained
these troops Is proud of the showing
they are making while completing
their period of instruction! An Amer
ican captain said:
"I hey called us tin soldiers in
America less than a year ago, but 1
guess we are delivering the sroods
just the same." .
Between 500 and 1,500 gas shells are
thrown on the American positions on
the Chemin des Dames front each
day, but there have been no serious
gas casualties there. The men have
been trained thoroughly in the use
of gas masks and the necessity of put
ting tnem on betore going into tne
trenches. They do not find it incon
venient, to work and fight "like div
ers" as they say. . ; -; f
A few men have been gased slight
ly while adjusting their, helmets, but
this is inevitable when gas shells are
thrown a long distance behind the
lines. A brigadier ceneral and a major
who were riding in an automobile on a
tour of inspection a few days ago were
gased slightly when a shell burst
within a hundred vards of their car.
They suffered from headache and
An American brigadier general said
today he had asked for 'an American
divisional citation for each member
of the raiding party of 26 of his men
which assisted the French in the raid
on February 23, in which two German
officers and 21 men were captured.
Two officers and two men of the raid
ing party already have been deco
rated by the French with the war
cross. This is the first request for
honors which has been made for
Americans in this sector. ..- .
House Makes It Crime to
Circulate False Reports
Washington, March 4.The bill
making it a crime to wilfully make
or convey false reports of statements
to obstruct the government's sale of
bonds of other securities, or loans by
or to the United States, was passed
today by the house. It awaits action
by the senate c
, Frank. Gilbert Overcome
By Gas in Rooming House
Frank Gilbert, 64 ye.rs old. 1708
Cass street, was overcome by gas in
his room early Monday morning. He
was given first aid treatment by a po
lice surgeon and taken to St. Joseph's
hospital, where he i in a critical condition.
Sam's Forest .
by Suspicious Cop
ing the gun the captain released the
In the meantime Walter R. Zinn of
Kingwood, W. V., who was in charge
of the party investigating Hamilton's
long absence, learned of the arrest
and hurried to the police station. He
immediately began to upbraid Captain
Heitfeld, but in so doing neglected to
disclose his identity to the police orti
cer. So Heitfeld ordered Hamilton
thrown into jail on a charge of carry
ing concealed weapons.
Zinn calmed down at this action, in
formed the captain who he was and
produced papers to prove bis identity.
Jhen Heitfeld released Hamilton.
But the train refused to wait for the
delayed soldiers and was well on its
way west when they arrived at the
station. They will be unable to get
another tram until 10 o clock tonight
TRIED TO WARD
Chicago, March 4. Francis J. He
ney at the outset of today's hearing
of the federal trade commission in
vestigation of the packing industry in
troduced letters to show that in 1916
the big packers decided to start a
campaign of publicity in their inter
ests to prevent criminal prosecution
and to inform cattlemen and meat us
ers of the details of the packing in
dustry so that opposition to the pack
ers would subside.
The letters introduced from agents
of the big packers said the campaign
of publicity "had been delayed too
long." : ,
The letters told of activity of the
packers in opposition to the Borland
resolution, which sought investigation
of the packers, and in that connection
Mr, Heney adverted to messages
which were sent to the congressional
subcommittee having control of the
"The record shows," Mr. Heney
said, "that Arthur Meeker of Armour
& Co. had caused messages to be sent
to all of the plants of the big pack
ers asking that telegrams,' differently
worded, but all to the effect that the
passage of the resolution would hurt
the production of meat and provisions,
be sent to the subcommittee."
AS U. P. HEAD TO
(Continued Front Pa One.)
way vice presidents in" charge of im
provements and extensions on their
respective lines. Every proposed ex
penditure for these purposes will be
closly scrutinized before being ap
proved. The new division will work
closely with the division jl finance
and purchases, directed"" by John
Skcltqn. Williams,, who plans to cen
tralize purchases for. all the roads.
As dirextdr" of priorities for the
war industries board Judge Lovett's
duties had been greatly curtailed by
the absorption , of transportation
priorities functions by the railroad ad
ministration, and the exercise of fuel
priority by the fuel administration..
Eventually a joint government board
may be formed to co-ordinate the
priority functions now exercised by
the railroad and fuel administrations,
the War and Navy departments and
the shipping board. Officials . who
have discussed this plan also would
include a representative of the
treasury whose capital issues com
mittee is administering a voluntary
system of credits priority. ,.
Leading Fremont Banker
Is Dead in California
Fremont, Neb., March 4. (Special
Telegram. f-William E. Smails, vice
president of the , Farmers and Mer
chants National bank, and for 47
years a resident of Fremont, died at
Long Beach, Cal., where he went six
weeks ago ro spend tne winter. Mr.
Smails was 59 years of age and was
firomiif nt in Fremont business af
airs. He was president of the Fre
mont clearing house association and
for 25 years was a member of the
board of directors of thi Young
Men's Christian association. Mrs.
Smails had been with him. His son,
Edwin of Omaha, left for Long
Beach Sunday. A daughter. Miss
Helen, is at the Smajls home in Fre
mont, and another son, Herbert, for
merly of Omaha, is a member of the
aviation section at Atlanta, Ga. The
bodv will be brought to Fremont for
French Penetrate German
Line for Over 600 Meters
Paris, March 4."Eeast of the
Meuse, we carried out a surprise at
tack at the Calonne trenches and
penetrated as far as the fourth Ger
man line on a front of 1,200 metres
to a depth of 600 metres," the war
office announced tonight. "We cap
tured more than 150 prisoners."
All the Rage
Tb Absolut and UtUr Hrmlt$$
of "Browoaton" Has Mad Hair
Tintinr Saf and Easy.
Yon need not tolerate fray, (treeled or
faded hair another day. It taket but few
momenta to apply "Brownatone" with your
' , e aum b or
bruih. and it
. will rive your
Will not rub
or wash ett
teed to con
tain none of
often found in
, "dye" and o
" called "reitor
re." - Any ihada
on receipt of lOe. "Brownatone" U told by
leading drug store, in two iiie lie and
S1.1S. Order direct from Tbe Kenton Phar
macal Co.. 62 Ooppin Bldg., Covington, Ky
if your druggist will not supply you. You
will cava yourself much annoyanco by refus
ing to accept a substitute. Mo samples at
Insist en "Brownatone at your hair
dresser's. Mention shade desired.
Sold and guaranteed In Omaha by Sher
man A McConnell Drug Co. and other leading
GOV. INSISTS NEW
DRAFT UNFAIR TO
(Continued From Page One.)
the president the right to initiat
rates, fares, charges, classifications
etc., which lates, etc., shall be filed
with the interstate commerce com
mission in such form and at such time
and upon such notice as he shall di
rect The interstate commerce com
mission is authorized to investigate
charges of unfairness and injustice as
to the reasonableness of said rates
and make r;port of its findings to the
president for such action as he may
deem required in the public interest.
Stephens Goes Home.
Representative Dan Stephens and
Superintendent Waterhouse of the
rremont public schools, left for Ne
braska yesterday. Representative
Stephens returns to his home at this
time ostensibly on business, but there
is a suspicicn abroad the business
means politics and may be in connec
tion witn n.s canaiaacy tor tne sen-
ate, wnicn is sun a suoject ior serious
. . f ' l. .Til l . f
consideration on Stephens part.
May Take Over Hayward.
Senator Norris and Representatives
Keavis and bhallenberger today sug
gested to officials of the war office
the advisability of the taking over of
the Hayward Military academy, near
Lincoln, for war purposes. Ihey sug
gested that in view of the abandon'
ment of the bergeants' school at Fort
hill, on account of impure water, the
War department would find an excel
lent location at the Hayward acad
emy, ihe suggestion was well re
ceived by those in charge of the war
office and a reply will be made in a
DRYS TO DECIDE
FATE OF PARTY
Chicago, March 4. Whether the
national prohibition party shall con
tinue in existence, or merge with the
new nationalist party, probably will
be decided at the prohibition conven
tion, which opens tomorrow. It was
called at this time, according to Vir
gil G. Hinshaw, chairman of, the pro:
hibition national committee, so as to
meet in connection with the national-
ist party, wh:ch holds its convention
Wednesday. - . '.
' The majority of the members of the
national committee of the i prohibi
tionists have openly declared in fa
vor of a merger with the nationalists,
according t3 Mr. Hinshaw, because
the parties stand for the same funda
mental principles. Both favor nation
wide prohibition, woman suffrage and
public ownership of utilities.
The national party was formed
by the persons who deserted the so
cialist party at its St, Louis, conven
tion because of what they termed its
disloyal stand, ,
McAdoo to. Start Campaign ;
For Old Discarded Jewels
New York March 4. A national
campaign to induce people to sur
render discarded jewelry for sale for
the benefit . of the personal needs of
army1 and navy aviators, was an
pounced here today by .the treasure
and trinket fund of the national spe
cial aid society's aviation committee.
Since September first about $40,000
has been raised privately through the
sale of contributed jewelry. The trin
kets to be assembled during the pub
lic campaign will be bought by the
United States assay office to be dis
posed of at an Easter sale conducted
here by the committee.
Lincoln Traction Wants
Straight Five-Cent Fare
Lincoln, March 4. (Special Tele
gramsEleven million passengers
rode on the lines of the Lincoln Trac
tion company last year, and on that
basis the company makes a showing
that it- will have to have 6.51 cents
this year .on each fare in order to
pay an average revenue on the invest
ment. This was the showing made
by the company in its hearing before
the state railway commission today
on an application for an increase in
rates. The company would like to
abolish its ."six-for-a-quarter" rate
at present for a straight 5rcenf fare.
Adams Express Employes
Walk Out on Strike
Lincoln, March 4. (Special Tele-gram.)Thirty-five
employes of the
Adams Express company walked out
on a strike today after demanding
higher wages. Among the number
were some of the office men. It is
claimed by the company that it dis
charged a couple of trouble makers
and. these induced the rest to walk
out They asked for a raise of $10 a
. Tha bast and moat practical
. Tha paddad top prevents clothe
from falling off tha hangers.
' Tha lift top makes all garmantt
equally easy to get.
Outside construction of trunk
ia supreme in trunk building.
. Priced no higher than ordinary
Just more detail and thought
put into the trunk for your com
Won't yott let u show you?
. ' "Omaha'a Best Baggage Builders"
1803 Fcrnsm Street
COUNTY CLARE IS
FRENCH IS THERE
London, March 4. Nothing has
been reported from Ireland in the last
few days which would suggest that
the visit of Viscount French, com
mander of the home forces, to County
Clare is due to any increase in the
trouble in County Clare or elsewhere.
Reports indicate that the special
measures taken in County Clare had
a remarkably calming effect and, al
though the causes of the trouble have
not disappeared, the disturbing ele
ments have been unsually quiet since
the troops were called to assist the
Viscount French left Dublin Sun
day for County Clare and was accom
panied by General Sir Bryan Mahon,
commander of the British forces in
Outbreaks of lawlessness in County
Uare, which is western Ireland, re
suited in troops being sent there Feb
ruary 26 to aid the local police. The
same day County Clare was declared
a special arera under the defense of
the realm act.
U. S. AMBASSADOR
(Continued From rage One.)
bridges already destroyed were in
Lhina, east of Lake Baikal.
Officials do not believe that the de
struction of the railroad is in any way
part of a plan to prevent Ambassador
l'rancis and the other diplomats from
caving Russia if they choose to do so.
At the State department today it
was said no decision had been reached
as to the part the United States would
take in Japan s plan for intervention
in Siberia to prevent the railroad and
immense quantities of war supplies
tailing into the hands of the Germans.
Depart With Difficulty.
London, March 4. Special dis
patches from Petrograd describe the
departure of the British and French
embassies and the Belgian, Serbian,
ureelc and Portuguese legations last
Ihursday after a series of hindrances
which in the case of the Italian em
bassy was sufficient to detain its staff
in Petrograd after the others had left.
The Italians were still in Petrograd
Saturday and also the staff of the
consulates, according to the corre
spondent of the Morning, Post
l tit bolshevik foreign ofhee. while
permitting the American, Japanese,
Brazilian and Siamese delegations to
leave without restraint, insisted upon
endorsing all passports of the others
before departure and refused endorse
ment unless the passport specifically
described the owner as a diplomat
Consequently a number of military
and other members of the various
missions were left behind, and, says
tne correspondent of the uaily Mail,
apparently are held as hostages.
U - : Foreigners on Train.
Foreigner. Jiot' connecter! wirh th
diplomatic service seem, however t.
hj,veacbmpanied ihe diplomats on
their train, while ' reports suefrest
others be able to ;, get away
sooner, or later. Reasons given for
holding the 1 Italians .differ, but it
seems, that Count .Prasso, one of
them, was obnoxious to the Russian
A nation-wide campaign is being launched to increase the
number of small flocks of hens in the United States.
It is a war measure. It is addressed to the city and town
dweller more than to anyone else.
It is a measure of economy. It will supply hundreds of
thousands of families with cheap, clean eggs, raised at home,
it win save food and prevent waste.
The central idea is to utilize the table scraps from every
family table to feed a small flock of hens. The average ,
family, says the Department of Agriculture, throws away
enough table scraps to provide an egg for each member of the
family. What is needed are the hens to turn the scraps into
Just how this should be done is fully described in an of
ficial illustrated book, now being distributed free by The Bee.
If you are interested in the possibilities of keeping chickens,
either as a matter of patriotism or of saving money, or both,
send your name and address with a 2-cent stamp for return
postage to The Omaha Bee Information Bureau, Washington,
D. C. You will receive an illustrated booklet with full direc
tions for raising eggs in your own back yard. Ask for the
foreign office, which also was said to
have suspected the Italians of helping
their nationals to escape from Petro
grad contrary to regulations.
According to the correspondent of
the Morning Post, provision shops in
Petrograd were absolutely empty on
Saturday. Many of the shops were
boarded up and food was not obtainable.
Omaha Figures in $100,000
Suit Against "Billy" Sunday
Suit for $100,000 damages has been
brought against "Billy" Sunday, the
evangelist, by Sidney G Trapp of
Kansas City, author of several books
dealing with the sexology of the Bi
ble. Trapp charges Sunday with willful
plagiarism of his works. His petition
alleges that Sunday, in the evangelist
business for pecuniary gain and profit,
has appropriated the original
thoughts, ideas and language con
tained in Trapp's books and employs
them for his own gain in an "indecent,
vulgar, suggestive and obscene way."
Omaha ' one of the cities in which
Sunday is accused of using the al
leged plagiarized material and depo
sitions are to be taken here for the
case, which will be tried in a Kan
sas City court.
Zhe Gashion Center for Womot'
The fine quality of the fabrics and pre
ciseness of workmanship are self-evident.
$45, $55, $65
No Extra Charge for Alterations.
The Blouse Store
Dozens of very new blouses,
including a very attractive col
lection of tailored styles, at
$2.50, $2.95, $3.50, $5
Cashmere hose with silk heels
and toes, 35c, 50c.
"Silk hd Wool, 60c. : . . " '
Pure Jap Silk, in sky, pink and
white, at $1.
May Call Up Embryo -.;
Officers for Active Work
Washington,, March 4. Thirty
thousand youths between 17 and 20,
now preparing themselves to be re
serve officers in their courses of
school study may be called in June
for a month of training in the field
with regulars, National Guardsmen
and national army troops.
This plan is being considered in
connection with arrangements for the
fourth series of officers' training
camps to be opened about June L
A recommendation now is before
the War department to discontinue
the system of locating officers' train
ing camps at cantonments and to es
tablish three great schools for line
officers infantry at Fort Leaven
worth, cavalry at Fort Riley and ar
tillery at Fort Sill.
Woman Spy Bill Passed by
House of Representatives
Washington, March 4 The
"woman spy bill," giving the president
power to deal with unnaturalized
women of hostile countries as it does
with men, was passed today by the
house. It would affect all women of
14 years or more, and now goes to
These New Suits
They have arrived direct
from New York and will be
shown Tuesday for the first
The Men's Shop
New Sleeping Garment .
Night shirts that are cut full;
and long; also extra sizes ai
large as twenty for men who
require them. Shown in muslin,
nainsook, crepes, pongee; var
ious neck styles: short or long
sleeves. Pajamas in the best as
sortment of colors and materials
we have ever shown. Faultless
and Universal makes. yk
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