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VOL. XLVII NO. 43.
OMAHA, SUNDAY ' MORNING, APRIL 7, 1918. FOUR SECTIONS FORTY-TWO PAGES.
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DENSE MASS OF PARADERS AS THEY APPEARED BEFORE BEE BUILDING
' IN FARNAM STREET INJjLBERTY MARCH TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR LOYALTY.
ft', h .. .. . - ... a I
GERMANS LET GO
. : '
Enemy Advances in Dense Waves On Little Town of Cor-
bie; British Score in Counter Attack Near
y ' 'fngard;' Pans Again Target
, for Great Guns.
FOE DEAD STREW .
FIELD ONE' WEEK
Major's Command, Cut Off
From Comrades, Spies on
Enemy During Sharp En
gagement at Plemont.
With the French Army in France,
April 6. -Thursday night, although
calm reigned generally over the
French front, owing to unfavor
able weather conditions, which pre
vented flying and ''observation, a sharp
little engagement was fought in the
yi ci nity of PJ emont near La s&igy.iLt he-street.
For Nebraska Fair; colder.
Temperatures in Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m 39
6 a. m 39
7 a. ms 40
K a. 111R 40
9 a. m 40
10 a. m 41
It a. m t 44
12 m 48
1 p. m ',.52
2 p. m 53
3 p. m .55
4 p. ni 54
5 p. m .......53
p. m ,54
7 p. m 54
Comparative I-ocal Record.
1918. MI17. 1946. 1915.
Highest yesterday .. C to 40 67
Lowest yesterday ... 38 41 24 42
Mean temperature ,.48 50 32 50
Precipitation . .63 .00 .0Q T
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Normal temperature 4$
Exceu for the day g
Total excess since March 1 ...345
Vormal precipitation 08 Inch
txcesa for the day 55 inch
Total precipitation since Mar. 1.. .93 Inch
Deficiency, since March 1 90 inch
reflclcncy for cor. period, 1917.. .27 Inch
t'jjf clency for cor. period, 1910 .. 1.44 Incho.
TO BATTLE UNTO
London, April 6. The Germans at daybreak this morning
attacked the little town of Corbie, in the valley of the Somme,
Reuter's correspondent at British headquarters reports.
The enemy advanced in dense waves. The outcome was
not known at the time the dispatch was filed. . ,
The main German thrust, says the correspondent, appears
to be west of the Vaire wood, toward the principal Amiens
The British improved their positions east of Fonquevillers,
north of the Somme, in their successful attack yesterday morn
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j lit, n vu htivfc ua9 miiyiwTvu niiu uiv
barometer is rising, although , the
aviators continued to be handicapped
Jpy very poor visibility.
The British position south of the
Somme was improved to some extent ,
by a counter attack delivered in tpe
neighborhood of Hangardlate yes
terday, according to today's war of
Along the whole front below Ayette,
in the sector north of the Somme, the
struggle continued with violence un
til late yesterday evening. Although
the Germans made incessant attacks,
they met with no further success than
attended their efforts in the morning.
s Big Guns Turned on Paris.
Paris, April 6. The bombardment
of Paris by long range German guns
was resumed at 11:40 o'clock this
''The German attack along the
French sector of the battle front has
ceased. Today's official statement
says .there was violent artillery fight
ing last night north and south of
the Avre, but that no infantry ac
'l French Withstand Shock.
With the French Army in France,
April 5. There was no relaxation to
day of the German efforts to the north
of Montdidier. Between Thennes
and Grivesnes a few French divisions
faced and held back nearly four times
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President Wilson Throws
Gauntlet at Emperor and Of
ficially Opens Third Lib
erty Loan Campaign.
Baltimore, April , 6. President
Wilson's acceptance in a speech
here tonight of Germany's challenge
that the issue between the central
powers and her enemies besettled
by, force brought 15,000 persons
cheering to their feet.
The president opening the third
Liberty loan campaign, carried his
audience with him in his address.
Presiden Wilson was given a great
demonstration on his arrival at the
hall,' which was packed with about
15,000 persons. - . .
Thousands at Door.
Thousands were at the doors unable
to gain entrance.' Long lines formed
in front of the armory as early as six
The throng cheered for several min
utes when the president arose to
speak, and it was some minutes before
he could make himself heard.
Former Governor Philipps L.
Goldsborough, introducing the presi
dent, declared that out of the war
would come a new world, dedicated
to liberty. Mr. Goldsborough, a re
publican, said that , all parties in the
country "must rally behind the execu
tive. "This is no time," said Mr. Golds
borough, "to criticise the government.
This is the time for everybody to get
behind our flag."
The president's audience was
plainly with him in his denunciation
of Germany's military masters. It
applauded his declaration that he is
ready At any time to discuss a just
peace sincerely proposed.
Full Text of President Wilson's Speech
Will Be Found on rage. 10.
J" where a few "days ago the Germans
! made determined efforts to break
The correspondent went all over
t lie front line trenches in this sector
i during the course of the afternoon
and saw evidences of. terrific fight
ing. Hundreds of bodies of Germans
were lying among the broken barbed
wire defenses and woods,,, and in the
park surrounding the castle of Ples
sier de Roye,
Spy On Germany.
This latter place, with the village
of the same. name, was in the hands
of the Germans- for some time March
.50, when they attacked there at the
same time t,hat they made an assault
on Plemont. These are two most
important points of observation in
this region, giving views of the coun
try for miles around.
A German reserve division, by a
flank movement through almost im
passable marshes, obtained a footing
in the park, where, after a severe
combat, they took 100 French prison
ers." In the same moment the 103d
division managed to get a footing on
the top of Plemont, but overlooked
a French observation post where four
men were stationed , beneath . their
feet, as well as a major's command
post near by. The major, with serv
ants, telephone operators and run
ners, made a dash. for the observation
post, apd defended themselves there.
They kept their comrades, from
whom they were cut off, .informed, re
garding the enemy's movements.
Shortly afterward "counter attacks
were made on both places by the
French. Some companies' of colonial
troops, Alpine chausseurs and an in
fantry regiment in a. most 'dashing
manner made enveloping move
ments around ,the chateau and Ple
mont hill. They recaptured the latter
and made a clean sweep of a41 occu
pants of the park, where they took
700 unwounded and large numbers of
wounded prisoners and delivered 100
of their own comrades from captivity.
Barley Listed in Maximum
. .Price List for First Time
Barley is listed for the first time
in, the maximum price list for retail
ers, published today, given out by
the national food administration for
Omaha. It is quoted at Vi cents a
pound. . Rice is up a cent and half,
while onions are half a cent cheaper.
Cabbage and beans are both up a
President Commutes Term '
, Of Iron Workers' Leader
Washington, April 6. President
Wilson ha decided to commute to
expire at once the prison, term of
Frank M. Ryan, formerly president of
the International Union of Structural
Iron Workers, jiow in Leavenworth
penitentiary. Ryan was convicted in
the "dynamite conspiracy" ani his
term ordinarily would expire July 20,
Mayor to Speak Tonight.
Mayor Dahlman, H. B. Fleharty
and others will speak Sunday night
in Wolk's hall, Twenty-fourth and
Charles. Music will be offered to
enliven the p'rograir
Sioux Cit yHonored by
First Big Service Flag
Chicago, April 6. Sioux . City, la.,
today won the . distinction of being
awarded the first service flag given to
cities in the Seventh federal reserve
district for reaching its allotment of
the third Liberty loan, having taken
subscriptions for' $2,554100 before
noon -today, as against its quota of
SIDELIGHTS ON GREATEST
Interesting Bits Gleaned From the
Human Incidents Along Line of March - 4
PARADE IN OMAHA HISTORY
Said Traffic Officer Sigwart: "ThercOto Twenty-fourth street were singing
tue words ot tue new song.
"My kingdom for a horse," ex
claimed Fred Rutherford, district pas
senger agent of the Rock Island after
he had walked more than a mile, up
and down Farnam street. He didn't
get the horse, for there was but one in
the parade that was ridden by the
Joan of Arc and she was not inclined
to turn the animal over to Ruther
ford, or anyone else.
was nothing to do but watch the pa
rade. J. here were three times as
many people as I ever saw before in
an Omaha parade and it was the
easiest to handle. People seemed to
be on their good behavier."
It was the concensus of opinion tliat
the Tangier Temple Drum coips was
a little the niftiest musical organiza
tion in the parade. There were 60
drummers and buglars and they fur
nished music. from' the time they
started maching until they went off
The Bandies Stores had 854 women
marchers in the parade and not one
of them dropped out 'along the line
,- Clearwater, Neb., sent a woman's
band and. along the- route of the1 pa
rade the members were cheered to the
Moving pictures of the parade were
made by the Pathe and the Universal
Film company. Inside of 10 days the
pictures will be shown in all of the
leading moving picture houses of the
United States. One of the features
will lie the Joan of Arcimpersonated
by Mrs. Harry DoorleyC
As the executive head of the local
Red Cross, Gould Dietz was the re
cipient of showers of congratulations.
Of his workers there were 2,000 uni
formed women in the lines.
The War Relief association, cap
tained by Miss Carrie Millard, turned
out to the number of 150 an covered
the entire line of inarch.
'v One of the feature hits of the pa
rade was: "We'll hang the kaiser to a
sour apple tree." To the tune of
"John Brown's BodylJes," etc., some
one of a musical turn of mind started
singing, "We'll hang the kaiser," and
like the measles, it was catching, for
inside of 10 minutes, thousands of
people, both in the parade and on the
side lines, all the way from Twenty
The Boy. Scouts,. and therje.J.v.eH:. 500-
ot them working under- the direction
of Scout Master English, came in for
much praise of their work of handling-!
crowds. J. hey were along the side
lines, and at the street intersections
they threw in cordons, making it im
possible for people to break through.
They reduced the work of the police
to a minimum.
While there were more marchers
than were ever seen in any previous
Omaha parade. . there . were fewer
spectators on the side lines. People
who are usually spectators were in
the line of march.
There were lots of people who took
the Creighton University cadets for
soldiers. Their uniforms were some
what similar and their marching was
right up to the correct thing.
Former parades have been late in
starting, but the Liberty loan -parade
started on the dot.
One urchin, when admonished for
not inarching said, "Well, gee if evry
body'ud march, there woudn't be no
body to watch it."
W. I. Walke came from the South
Dakota ranch, 500 miles away, just to
see the parade and after.it.. was oveM or this activity was the-fact that th
he remarked that he was fully repaid insignia cap m? sleeve band wor,
iUl UJl nip.
Those who tried to, count the num
ber of people in line said that there
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Men ,and Women in AH Walks of Life Step Shoulder to.
Shoulder in Greatest Demonstration of Patriotism
in History of Nebraska; Throngs View
OMAHA VOTERS APPRECIATE
BEE'S POLITICAL CARTOON
Omaha, April 6. To the Editor of The Bee: I want to congratulate
you on the cartoon appearing on the front page of your issue, April 4.
I am sure the voters of this city will appreciate any effort on your
part that will keep would-be politicians from filing on the primary ballot,
whose only object is to clog
who does not know their hir.
This cartoon should secu
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The Bee 1,000 new readers.
J. A. DAVIS.
State Department Will
, Ignore Peace Proposals
Washington,' ' April " 6. Emphatic
denial that any overtures looking to
peace discussions have been made to
the American government by repre
sentatives of the central powers, was
made at the State department today.
If any come forward, it is said, they
will be ignored.
On numerous occasions unau
thorized peace workers have hinted
to, officials that negotiations might be
welcome to the enemy government,
and have suggested that they had rea
son to believe a basis for negotiations
might be found easily. These sug
gestions have been given no consider
ation, it is stated.
Premier Clemenceau's repulse of
Austria's advances will serve to tforce
the adoption of other tactics by the
enemy in the opinion of State depart
ment officials and entente officials
here, but will ' not entirely stop the
Njew Assistant Secretary.
.Washington, April 6. President
Wilsontoday appointed Edward B.
Stettinius secrfnd assistant secretary
of war and Fred P. Keppel third as
sistant secretary of war.
Harrison County Churches
1 - : Hold Big Convvention
Woodbine, Iowa, April 5. (Spec
ial.) Harrison county Sunday scool
convention hedr here yesterday was
largely attended. Logan ; won the
banner in point of attendance.
Funeral services of Earl Hunter
were held here yesterday afternoon,
interment in the Woodbine cemetery.
The A. F. & A. M. order of Wood
bine was in charge of the services.
Mr. Munter died at Council Bluffs,
and is survived by his widow . and
The junior ylass program of the
Logan high school was held ,today.
Piano solo, class songs, state, na
tional and international questions,
great 'men of the past and present,
achievements, and other matters of
intrest were presented by members
of the class.
Regardless of the serious wounds
in the head, Percival Vining, son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Vining of Wood
bine, from a hospital in France, has
written his parents that he is doing
fine and will soon go back to the
trenches. He says that in the fight
"We killed 10 imes as many Ger
mans as there were Americans and
Frenchmen killed ,
The Liberty day parade yesterday afternoon was a mighty
demonstration cf Omaha's intensive patriotism in doing, its best
and its bit toward enthroning democracy and dethroning
-It was the most truly democratic and inspiring spectacle
ever witnessed in this city. A striking feature was the precision
with which it was, managed.
V ntn mnpv Birrr.ve
014 Glory was waved by thousand!
of enthusiastic marchers and the flag
ensemble eect ffmoved thousands who
watched the parade to cheer lustily.
Every now and then flags would bs
fluttered along the line until Farnam
street was a lane of waving Red, White
and Blue, with music Irom bands and
singers swelling. the breezes.
The marchers, estimated at 50,000,
there may have been more and nu
merically it surpassed any previous
eort off! Omahans.
- U. S. in War a Year.
The parade was an earnest of what
Omaha will do in helping to put over
the third Liberty bond drive and the
psychology of the event was empha
sized the fact that yesterday was
the first entrance of the United States
into he war. ,
Weaher conditions during the early
morning were forbidding, but what
seemed to have been a providential
sun peeked out from behind the cloud
banks before 10 o'clock and before the
noon hour the sky had cleared and a
flood of glorious sunshine beamed
upon the hosts of patriotic men, wom
en and children.
Every department of human activ
ity was represented and everybody
walked except Mrs. Henry Doorley,
who represented Joan of Arc on a
whiae steed. .City Commissioner Jar
dine and Gui Renze Ak-Sar-Ben arti
ficer, walked, with the aid of their
crutches. Some were quick of step and
others surmounted their physical in
firmities to be known among those
who are defenders of the nation's
Throng in Happy Mood.
Groups along the way sang "Glory,
Glory, Hallelujah," "America," "Over
There" and other inspiring numbers,
the soldiers from Forts Crook and
Omaha and Camp Dodge offering a
striking suggestion of the realities of
war, and the white-garbed Red Cross
workers lent a touch of gentleness to
the scene. Omaha High school cadets,
High School of Commerce cadets,
Creighton university guards and Boy
Scouts showed the interest of the
growing generation. Junior Red Cross
girls, artisans, professional'men of all
kinds aiid business men of many marts
of trade all marched together in one
grand procession of democratic broth
erhood. Salute the Flag.
Service tlags were seen here and
there and it was 'noticed that Omaha
is getting the habit of saluting the
Stars and Stripes in real American
fashion. Hats were doed whffenever a
large flag passed and frequently when
myriads of small flags passed, there
were regulation salutes, as well as
The scheme of having one division
stand at attention while another
passed by was carried out with splen
did success. In that manner the first
and second divisions obtained a view
of the third division.
One of the incidents along the way
occurred near Tenth and Farnam
streets, where a man failed to salute
a flag. The marchers were not slow in
requiring the slacker to salute a
kiss the flag, which was followed 'tfj
cheers fr.om the crowd which wit
nessed the incident. f
Starts at 2 O'clock.
The great pageant of patriotism
started at 2 o'clock. At 1:30 the first
gun calling the formation of all sec
tions was fired. Five, minutes later,
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MAKE GALA EVENT
OF HUGE PARADE
"Consternation" Camp in
Twenty-fourth Street One
of Busiest Corners Dur
Street corners in the vicinity of
Farnam and Twenty-fourth had all
the appearances of a "consternation"
camp on the first day out. The thrill
of a uniform, inborn in every femi
nine heart, was given full fling, and
women attired in all kinds of cos
tumes mobilized in this neighbor
hood. The city's busiest corner was the one
on which the food conservationists
were ordered to assemble. One reason
bv these marchers were made bv the
"Block Vigilants" and their helpers,
under Miss Nellie Farnsworth, home
agent, and given to the women as
souvenirs of the great parade. An
other explanation for confusion in
this direction was the invitation ex
tended by the conservationists to all
women who had no affiliation.,
"Attention! Fall in I Action! Front!"
called tie leaders in uncertain de
grees of command, and every one
hurried in opposite directions. After
some difficulties Division No. 3 got
together and at the word "march,"
the biggest and finest gathering of
Omaha's women came slowly down
Farnam street hill.
While . the boys are marching be
neath the colors in this land and
"over there" their wives and mothers
and sisters were lined up beneath the
"Stars and Stripes" in the interest of
the third Liberty loan drive.
, Fathers on Sidelines.
Fathers were left on the sidelines,
minding the babies, while mothers
went inarching with ,the Red Cross,
and small' daughters held the family
coin purse while the grownups joined
the colors with their business houses
or war relief workers.
"There's mamma. Oh, look,"
screamed a smaH boy.
"I can't see her," cried little sis
ter. A nig man reached down and
placed her on his shoulder and the
tears were changed to smiles, and a
tiny Jlag was waved at mother in
her Conservation dress.
War relief workers led the wo
man's division. Garfield Circle No.
14, auxiliary to the Grand Army oi
the Republic,' was first' in line. , Mrs.
Matthew Smith, state president of
this organization, Jed the members.
She carried a large silk flag. ,
A section which called forth much
comment was the motor division of
the National League for Woman
Service. The women wore their natty
khaki colored motor coats with
knickers and leather puttees. Al
though built for riding, these uni
forms were the most comfortable
I worn by
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