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- . VOL XLVII-NO. 249. " T" " OMAHA; THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1918-FOURTEEN PAGES. - .IS.rk SINGLE COPY TWO CENTsT-
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PLANS COMPLETED FOR
Great Liberty Day Parade Will Be Held Despite Possible
Adverse Weather Conditions; More Than 50,000
People to March in Patriotic Pageant;
Three Grand Divisions.
LINE OF MARCH AND
SCHEME' OF PARADE
The parade will be divided into three grand divisions; Divisions No.l
andNo. 2 will start marching at 2 o'clock and after they have completed
their line of march will retire to the edge of Farnam street and review No
3, which will march up. Farnam street from Tenth street to Twenty-sixth
St" Division No. 1 will start at Tenth and Farnam streets at 2 o'clock and
march west to ' Twenty-sixth street, and counter-march back to Tentn
street and retire along the south side of Farnam street to review division
No. 3, which will march up the center of Farnam street. '
Division No. 2 will start at 2 o'clock and march east on Farnam street
to Tenth street, and counter-march back to Twenty-fifth street, and will
retire along the north side of Farnam street to review Division No 3
which will march up Farnam street: Division No. 2 will be headed by the
Sj When theVlitary and cadets reach Tenth and 1 Farnam streets,
they wlllxlrop out of the parade, temporarily, and form Division No. 3.
Division No. 3 will start marching about 3 o'clock and the parade will
disband whenever the rear of Division No. 3 has passed out of a given block.
Final plans or the Liberty day parade,, the greatest mili
tary spectacle ever staged in Omaha, next Saturday have been
completed and announcement made governing the disposition
and actions of the 50,000 or more people who will take part.
No delay will be tolerated and the parade will be held despite
possible adverse weather conauion.
The executive committee, composed I
of Everett Buckingham, chairman;
Joseph Kelley, Charles E. Black,
Gould E. Dietz, John W. Gamble,
Howard Goulding, T. P. Reynolds, W.
B. Cheek, Charles L. Saunders and
Arthur Thomas, secretary, will be as
sisted by 19 aides. They are James
Corr, Charles Karbach, H. E. John
wn, Fred Paffenrath, Dan Whitney
W. H. Metcalf, E. L. Potter, HviK.
Burkett, J L Duffy, H. W." Levering,
W. H. Crawford, A. F. Rasp, W.-A.
Meyer, W. S. Blackwell, C. C. Phelps,
Fred Hansen, tt. O. Benford, M. J.
, ,: U CANNON -SIGNALS. :
Cannon signals will be used to an
nounce the formation of the various
lections. At the first gun, 1 :30, o'clock,
ill sections will form. The , second
gun will be fired at 2 o'clock and will
be a signal for divisions Nos. 1 and 2
.-to start marching.
-. The police arrangements are in
tharge of Chief of Police Dempsey,
issisted by Scout Executive English.
TWO' KINDS OF FLAGS.
' No flags or banners will be allowed
except American flags ana service
flags. American flags will be fur
nished by the Liberty parade commit
tee and distributed the day before the
parade through the respective mar
shals and captains. . ,
' Service flags must be furnished by
the individuals carrying them. Firms
and organizations may carry service
flags at the head of their firm or or
ganizations, provided there is. no
1 Hame'on the flag. '
" No uniforms allowed except sol
diers, sailors, Red Cross, .cadets,
. bands, teams, Boy Scouts, Women s
Service league and food administra
Owing to 'the size of the parade
jnd the number of women who de
sire to march it has been found im
possible to handle all women in one
division. Women in Red Cross uni
form will march in Division No. 2,
under ould Dietz. All other wom
n's organizations will march in Biyi
. sion No. 2, under Mrs. E. M. Fair
field. Women in firms or organiza
tions, composed of men and women,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
- The Weather
For Nebraska Unsettled; warmer.
Temperatures at Omahs Yesterday,
5 a. m 3
8 a. in 34
7 a. m 35
S a. m 34
9 a. m 34
40 a. m 35
11 a. m 35 j
12 m 36 j
1 p. m 37
Z p. m
3 p. m 40
4 p. m 41
6 p. in 42
6 p. m 43
7 p. m 43
. TV in 44
' Comparative Local Record.
1918. 1917.1916. 1915,
Highest yesterday.... - 44 63 42
Lowest yesterday 34 41 30 23
Mean temperature;... 39 47 3 44
' Precipitation .. .18 T. .04 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature. ,. 45
Deficiency tor the day 6
Totar excess ince March 1, 1917 S47
. .07 inch
Kxcess for the day 11 Inch
'J'otal rainfall since March 1.... .21 Inch.
deficiency since March 1 1.30 Inches
Deficienoy for cor. period, 1917. .24 inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 1.20 Inches
- Reports From Stations at 7 P. tlU
i , Station and Stat Temp. High- Ratn
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. - fall.
Chlyeniie. snow..... It 18 .it
Davenport, part cloudy. 48 60 ,00
Denver, snow 24 24 .40
Des Moines, cloudy 48 SO .02
Dodge City, cloudy 38 44 .00
Lander, cloudy 20 26 .54
North Platte, cloudy.... 30 S2 .01
Omaha, cloudy 43 fi .18
Pueblo, cloudy 34 24 ,06
Chicago, clear. . . .... . 36 38 .00
Salt Laka City, pt, cl'dy 34 38 ,12
Santa Fe, cloudy 60 68 -.00
Sheridan, part cloudy. 20 28 .21
Sioux -City, Part cloudy 42 42 .00
Valentin, cltmdy; 30 30 .01
"'HfP-' Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH, Meteorologist
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FIFTY MEN MISSING
FROM TWO SHIPS
HIT BY GERMANS
Steamer Torpedoe in Irish Sea
and Another Sunk by Gun-,
fire; Men in Boats
Shelled. - v
London, April 3. The steamer
Conargo was torpedoed in the Irish
sea on Sunday morning, according to
the Evening News today.
This vessel is a British steamer of
4,312 tons gross, and owned by the
Commonwealth of Australia.
At about the same time, the news
paper states, the Greek steamer Sala
minia, of 3,112 tons, was sunk by gun
fire. About SO men are reported miss
ing frort the tow vessels.
The Conargo's crew of 50 men got
away in the boats, the account states,
but two of the boats were sunk by
gun fire. The third boat, containing
IS men, was picked up. It is feared
the others are lost. From the Sala
minia, IS members of the crew are
Shin Building Plant in
Canada Destroyed by Firel
Toronto, April-2. The entire pjanw
of the Thord Iron works here was de
stroyed by fire tonight. The coira-
pany has been engaged almost exclu
sively in shipbuilding since the out
break of the war.
Two hundred employes, who were
at work when the fire broke out, ex
perienced difficulty in escaping, but
so far as known, no lives were lost.
The damage is $4UU,UW.
Texas Rancher Killed
By Mex Bandit Band
Marathon. Tex.. April 3. William
Stillwell, a cattleman of Alpine, Tex.,
was killed by Mexican bandits at San
Helena, Tex., 50 miles sourn ot nere
on the Rio j5raide, according to a
message received here today from
Captain Carroll Bates of the United
State? cavalry. Neither details nor
the date of the killing were given.
Classical Association Opens
Annual Convention Thursday
Charles N. Smiley' of Grinnell col
lege, Iowa, president of the Classical
Association of the Middle West and
South, will preside at the sessions of
the 14th annual convention, which will
be held in Omaha Thursday, Friday
siJ-and Saturday of his weeTc.
Delegates win register ai noiei
Fontenelle Thursday. President Smi
ley will deliver his annual ad
dress Thursday night. After the ad
dress a reception will be held on the
mezzanine floor. .
A luncheon will be served f6r mem
bers of the association at the lunch
room of Central High school Friday
noon. The meeting Friday and Sat
urday will be held in the Auditorium
of Central High school.
. The association members .will fce
guests of the Chamber of Commerce
at luncheon Saturday Tiigt.
Freight Increase Asked.
Washington, April 3. The Great
Northern railroad today applied to
the Interstate Commerce commission
for a general increase of 10 per cent
cm carload rates on lumber and other
forest products from Washington,
Oregon. Idaho ani Montana to Cana
dian points. "
Socialist Deputy in Reichstag
Declares Laboring People -Are
Greatest Sufferers in
New Yorkv-April 3. The German
laboring class, is for peace because it
has suffered more from the war than
any other section of the .German
This statement was made on Feb
ruary 22 in the Reichstag by Deputy
Herzfeld, independent socialist, dur
ing the discussion of a socialist mo
tion requesting the Reichstag exer
cise its right ani demand the release
from imprisonment during-the Reich
stag session of Deputy Wilhelm Ditt
hiann, a socialist.
Deputy Dittmann was arrested for
his activities in connection with the
recent strike in Berlin and other parts
of Germany and sentenced to several
- , Despair of Peace.
The Tanuarv strike. Deputy Herz
feld declared, was caused by the
desoair of the workingmen that there
would be no early peace, the laboring
class having gained the impression
fron. the Brest-Litovsk negotiations
that the annexationists controlled the
government's policies. During the
strike, he added, the newspapers of
the working class had been gagged
and representatives of the working
men had been thrown into prison
whenever they were not'sent to the
Deputy Herzfeld was frequently
called to orderly the vice president,
T)r. Paasr.he. who at the outset de-
clared he could not peSmit discussion
oi the political reasons' tor tne arrest
of Deputy Dittmann.
The Reichstag finally decided that
it had no right to interfere in the
Dittmann affair and the socialist mo
tion was defeated over the votes of
the socialists, Danes and Poles.
; FORCED HAIR CUT
Sulphur, Okl., April 3. Because the
Rev. H. C. Capers, 72 years old, is
alleged to have declared 'recently in
Murray county that he would never
have his hair cut until Germany
emerged 'victorious from tKe war, 60
young men of this vicinity, awaiting
draft call, invaded Capers' room in a
local hotel, while he was asleep, arm
ed with' shears and a razor, and shaved
his head clean. A :
His iron gray locks were distributed
among the party as trophies of war.
The minister was forced to kiss the
flag, pledge allegiance to the United
States, promise not to speak sedi
tiously again and shown the shortest
route out of town.
Capers was tried in United States
district court here several weeksago
nn ft rharere of obstructine the opera
tion of the selective service law. The
jury was unable to reach a verdict
and Capers is now out on bail awaiting
another trial at iuisa Apru iu.
Bolsheviki to Consider
Peace With Kiev in Ukraine
London, April 3 The bolshevik
government has resolved to introduce
compulsory military service, accord
ing to an Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Petrograd, and has agreed
to discuss a proposal for the conclu
sion of peace from the central Uk
rainian rada of Kiev.
It is reported that the Germans and
Ukrainians will attempt a fresh ad
vance on Kharkov from Poltava.
Steamer fielti o, Torpedoed, .
Safe in British Port
New York, April 2. The big White
Star line steamship Celtic, which was
torpedoed a day or two ago while on
a voyage to the United States, is re
ported to have reached a British port
FAMOUS PATRIOTS ENDORSE
BALTIMORE PATRIOTIC CREED
Washington, April 3. "The American's creed," for which the city
of Baltimore offered a prize of $1,000, was made public here today. Its
selection wasthe result of a "National citirens' creed contest," approved
by President Wilson, Speaker Clark and a host of famous Americans.
The author of the creed, who wins the $1,000 prue, is William Tyler Page,
of Friendship Heights, Md.
The creed follows:
' "The American's Csd I believe in the United States of America
as a government of the people, by the prJe, for the people ;v-whose just
powert are derived from the consent of rie governed; a democracy in
a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states a perfect union,
one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom,
equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed
their lives and fortunes. ,
"I, therefore, believe it is my duty7 to my country to love it; to
support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag and to de
fend it against all enemies."
AUSTRIA ON VERGE OF PEACE
TREATY WHEN "WIND VEERS"
Czernin Declares French Premier Talked Negotiations for
War's End, But calked on Alsace-Lorraine Ques
tion; Dual Monarchy Will Never Accept
Terms That Sacrifice Germany's
( London, April 3. Austria-Hungary was recently "almort
on the point of beginning peace negotiations with the entente,"
runt Czernin. the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, de
clared yesterday in an address to
The wind "suddenly veered," he added, "tne entente de
ciding to await developments in his country which caused it to
. . . i l 1 U L
hope that tne auai monarcny
"Recently we were almost on the
point of entering into negotiations
with the western powers," said the
foreign secretary, "when the wind
suddenly veered around, and, as we
knew with certainty, the entente de
cided it had better wait, as parlia
mentary and political events- in our
country justified the hope that the
monarchy would soon be defenseless."
"Since I came to office," declared
Count Czernin, "I have striven only
after one aim, namely, to obtain an
honorable peace to the monarchy and
to create a situation which will secure
to Austria-Hungary its future. free de
velopment and, moreover, to do every
thing possible to ensure that this ter
rible war will be the last one for time
out of mind. I havev never spoken
differently." " '
r Franc Makes Offer.
Count Czernin, declared that Pre
mier Clemenceau of France had "asked
AustriaHungary on what basis it
would negotiate peace, according to a
dispatch from The Hague to the Daily
Austria replied that tbe only ob
stacle to peace with France was Alsace-Lorraine
and Premier Clemen
ceau said that it was impossible to
negotiate on that basis.
"Some' time before the western of
fensive began," Count Czernin said,
"Premier Clemenceau addressed to me
an inquiry whether and upon what
basis I was prepared to negotiate. In
agreement with Berlin, I immediately
replied that I was prepared to negtf
tiate and that as far as France was
concerned the only obstacle I could
see in the way of peace was the
French desire for Alsace-Lorraine.
The reply from Paris was that it was
impossible to negotiate on this basis.
Thereupon tnere was no choice left.
Will Support Germany.
"The colossal struggle in the west
has already begun. Austro-Hungarian
and German troops are fighting shoul
der to shoulder as they fought in Rus
sia, Serbia, Koumania and Italy. We
are fighting together for the defense
of Austria-Hungary and Germany.
(Continued on Page Two, Colnmn One.)
Washington, April 3. Major Gen
eral March, acting chief' of staff, to
day directed that issue of the daily
casualty list here be suspended pend
ing definite interpretation from Secre
tary Baker as to whether it is tor
bidden by his new order providing
that General Pershing's headquarters
shall issue all news relating to the
troops in France.
The War department does not be
lieve the order us intended to pre
clude issuing these lists in Washing
ton and expects to resume them as
soon as Secretary Baker confirms this
understanding of his order.
"Slacker Cards" Will Be Filed
On Those Who Don't Buy Bonds
Blanks have been received in
Omaha which the Council of Defense
is to fill out and send to Washington
to the Treasury department, giving
the names of all persons who refuse
to subscribe to the third Liberty loan.
These blanks have space for the
reason for refusal, the number in the
family, the amount given before. '
These cards are filed at Washington
under the heading of "slackers" and
later on, if the person subscribes, the
cards are destroyed.
"General Pershing" is
Name of New Omaha Boy
"General Pershing Benson" is the
name of a baby boy born on Tues
day to Mr. and Mrs. George Ben
son, 1315 Davenport street.
"The parents are 25 years old and
are colored. This is their second
child. General Pershing Benson is,,
the Vienna municipal council.
won wuuiu m ucicukicm.
Will Succeed Late Paul 0.
Husting; Runs v Ahead of.
Davies by 10,000 Votes;
Berger 40,000 Behind. ,
, (By Associated Press.) --:
Milwaukee, April 3. Congressman
Irvine L. Lenroot, republican bf.iu
perior, has been elected United1 States
senator to succeed the late Paul O
Hustintf. . ' '-
He defeated Joseph E. Davies,
democrat, in yesterday's election, ac
cordinff to incomDlete1 returns, by a
majority estimated at more than 10,
000.' Victor L. Berger, socialist, ran
third, apparently 30,000 behind Davies,
from the fitrures at liand. A
Similar returns indicate the election !
of Marvin B. Rosenberry, present in
cumbent, justice of the supreme court
over Charles H. Crownhart, a La
Follctte leader, by more than 40,600!
Both ran as nonpartisans.
The precincts- still to repbrt will, it
is said, increase all the winner's leads.
La Follette Men Republican.
In the republican counties where
the La Follette following is strong,
the republicans who voted for Husting
in 1914 appear to have given their
support to Lenroot this year.t One
of the reasons for decreases Jn the
Davies vote, it was believed, was that
in German counties, normally demo
cratic, voters switched to Berger and
iji some cases to Lenroot.
The approximate vote indicated by
returns received up to tonight give
Lenroot, 143,000; Davies, 133,000, and
Berger, 97,000. Complete returns may
swell each total considerably.
Soldier Vote Missing.
In 1914 when Husting, democrat,
was elected, he received 134,925: Mc
Govern, republican, 133,969, and
Seidel. socialist, 29,774.
It will be several days before the
official vote can be announced' from
the ecrtary pf state's office. The sol
dier vote is not expected to alter the
Mayor Daniel W. Hoan, socialist,
was re-elected in-Milwaukee by about
2,500 over Percy Braman, nonpartisan
However, the balance of the city
ticket went to the nonpartisan candi
dates. As at present, the common
council will remain politically as be
fore, with 19 nonpartisans and 12
socialists, according to available re
Nebraska Boys at Camp Cody
Indifjnant Over High Prices
Deminsr. N. M., April 2. (Special
Telegram.) Nebraska boys at Camp
Codv are indignant at the high prices
charged them for all things sold at
Deming. A certain regiment was re
cently taken on a long hike by its
officeiqto give them a chance to cool
Major General Augustus P. Block-
som has made strenuous representa
tions to IJeming business men re
garding their conduct. Feeling be
tween the xboys in khaki and the al
leged business men is acute.
Long-Range Gun of
Germans Bursts; Five
Of Crew Are Killed
Paris, April 3. One of the
German long range guns bom
barding Paris burst, according
to prisoners captured on the
French front, five of the gun
crew being killed. This an
nouncement was made officially
SOUTH OF ARRAS
FALLS TO ALLILS
Germans Lose Enormous Numbers of Men in Vigorous
Defense of Point for Which Desperate Battle is
Waged; French Extend Position, Repulsing
Attacks Near Moreuil.
With the British Army in
of Ayette, south of Arras, by the British is the most important
news from the northern battle front reported thus far today.
The Ayette sector has been
tested zones. The Germans have sacrificed great numbers or
troops in an effort to obtain a firm hold here.
The British last night stormed and captured a strong Ger
man point south of Hebuteme,
TALK A 'FEELER
Statements of Foreign Minister
Political Maneuver Timed to
Follow Breakdown of
Washington, April 3. Count, Czer-
pnms statement that prance had sug
gested pea:c discussions with Austria-Hungary
was characterized by
officials here .today as the beginning
of a new German peace offensive
with the Austro-Hungarian foreign
minister acting at Germany's behest.
The speech of Count Czernin, it
was declared, was a political maneu
ver designed to spread the impres
sion m the allied countries that the
allied governments are fighting
solely to recover , Alsace-Lorraine
The peace move, they satu, was
timed to follow the breakdown of
A ttW-Teutonis military- offensive.
-Any Teutonic suggestions that the
time for peace discussions is near at
hand will find nothing but a negative
response in America.
Discredit French Offer.
At the Matei department it was
made clear today that officials of this
government do not believe, the pres
ent great engagement in Europe will
result in any weakening either at the
capitals -or among the people of the
nations at war against Oermany.
Couot Czernin's statement that Pre
mier Clemenceau had indicated a will
inurness to discuss peace was not given
credence. It was believed that a will
ful misinterpretation had been given
to some statement of the trench pre
mier for the purpose of obtaining
favorable reaction in prance and
Officia Is characterized Ihe toreign
minister's speech as a "feeler," which
probably would be followed by some
declaration or announcement in oer
Woman Employe at Postoffice
Narrowly Escapes Death
Miss 3. E. Hill, clerk in the income
tax office in the postoffice building,
had a narrow escape" from death or
serious injury, Tuesday afternoon,
when a heavy electric light fixture
broke from its attachment and came
crashing down' from the ceiling. Miss
Hill was standing almost directly un
derneath and was knocked down and
buried under the debris. She was
bruised and stunned but escaped
without serious injuries. The electric
light fixture held 10 lights and weigh
ed several hundred pounds.
; Omaha Papers
On Pinkney Street;
Between 21st and 22d Streets
State of Nebraska
F. S. Dilley being duly sworn, says that on
March 28th he took a newspaper census of Pinkney
street between 21st and 22d streets, Omaha, and
that there are fifteen houses.
10 Houses take The Bee.
6 Houses take the World-Herald.
4, Houses take the News.
F. S. DILLEY.
Subscribed in, my presence and sworn to before
me this 30th day of March.
HILMA DAHLQUIST, '
(SEAL) Notary Public'.
Another Block Tomorrow
Keep Your Eye On The Bee
France, April 3. -The recapture
one of the most fiercely Con
which menaced the defending
London. April 3. British troops,
after sharp fighting last night, re
pulsed a determined attack , by the
Germans in the neighborhood of
Fampoux, the war office announced
The town of Ayette. (a few miles
southwest of Arras), is again in Brit
ish possession, the statement an
"Over 100 prisoners and three ma-
chine guns were captured by us," the
official statement "ays. "We obtained
few orisoners yesterday through
the enterprise in the neighborhood of
Serre, already reported.
"Lincolnshire troops raided the
enemy's trenches northeast of Loos
yesterday morning and captured 31
prisoners and a machine gun. An
other successful raid, in which we
captured a few men, was carried out
by us last night northeast of Poel
cappelle." Bag Sixteen German Planes.
British aviators were very active
Monday on the battle- front in
France, dropping 17 tons of bombs
and bringing down 16 German air
planes and two balloons.
lily uiuv omv.ii.v.i. v,
issued last night says that the night
bombing squadrons dropped bombs
on railway stations in the area be;
hind the uerman unes. ne iaie
ment says: -m5'"
"There waTg'ooJ Visibnity-Mdhday "
and our? low-flying airplanes again
were active. More than 17 tons . ol
bombs were dropped and thousands
of rounds were fired from the air at
the enemy's infantry and other tar
gets on the ground. Hostile aircraft
alsp were a'jive on the southern por
tiou of ouri'ont, some of their two "
seater machines firing at our troops '
with machine guns from low heights.
Bomb Cambrai Station. :
"Ten hostile airplanes were de- '
stroved and six others driven down
out of control. Another airplane was
brought down within our lines by in
fantry. Two hostile balloons weret
destroyed by our airplanes. Eleven
of our machine are missing. ;
"After dark our night hying ma
chines bombed enemy railway sta
tions, billets, troops and transports,'
dropping many bombs on the Cam
brai railway station, on the station
southeast of Douai, on the" railway
line south of that town, as well as
on other targets. All of our ma
Germans Shell Paris. '
Paris, April 3. The Gjrmans again
began to bombard Paris at 9:50
o'clock this morning.
A German attack south of Moreuil
last night was repulsed by the French
fire and the enemy was unable to
gain a footing in any part of the
French positions, the war office an
nounces, except at. one point. The
French also broke up a German at
tack near Rollot and gained ground
north of Plemont.
The statement says:
"On the front between the Somme
(Continued on Pae Two,v Column One.)
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