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he Omaha Daily Bee
XLVII No. 258.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1918.
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MflC4 N COLLIER
SINCE MARCH 13
Vessel Last Reported, at West Indies, March 4; Consul Two Attacks Near TouIJ Following Night of Terrific Ar
General Gottschalk, Two Naval Lieutenants i tillery Fire and Gas Bombardment, Unsuccessful;
and 54 Naval Enlisted Passen
Washington, April 14. The big American naval collier
Cyclops, carrying 57 passengers, 15 officers and 221 men in its
?rew,Jias been overdue at an Atlantic port since March 13.
The Navy department announced today that the vessel
was last reported at a West Indies island, March 4, and that
extreme anxiety is entertained as to its safety. It was bringing
a cargo of manganese from Brazil.
CONSUL GENERAL PASSENGER. O-r :
United States consul general at Rio irKmilN tAPIlJu
de Janeiro, was the only civilian j UlilllTlnl 10 I nUIIIU
among tne passengers on tne collier,
the others being two naval lieutenants
and 54 naval enlisted men returning
to the United States.
The Cyclops was commanded by
Lieutenant Commander G. W. Wor
ley, United States naval reserve
The Cyclops left the West Indies
with one of its two engines damaged,
but the department said this fact
would not have prevented it from
communicating: by radio and all ef
forts to reach it by that means have
been unsuccessful. A thorough
search of the course which the ves
sel would have followed in coming
to port has been, made and continues
it was announced. .-
There have been no reports of Ger
man submarines or, raiders in the lo
cality In which the. collie was, the
department's statement said. The
weather' had not been stormy and
could hardly have given the collier
Tan's, April 14. The bombardment
of the Paris district by the German
long range gun continued today. One
w oman was killed.
Taris last :rght was subjected to its
first nocturnal bombardment since
the long rar.gc shelling began, the
bombardment being resumed late in
the night. No casualties had been
reported as the result of the after
dark shelling. Yesterday's bombard
ment did not cause any casualties.
ivlost Critical Period
Of War Faces Entente
London, April 14. While the posi
tion of the northern line on the Brit
ish front is a little less alarming to-1
nay, the military authorities still take
a grave'view of the situation, accord
ing to the evening newspaper reviews.
They do not conceal their appehen
rsion that if the enemy were success
ful in his heavy blows west of Ar
mentieres and compelled the British
to retire from Bailleul and Haze
brouck, Ypres would have to be
abandoned and the French channel
ports would be in imminent danger.
For the moment, at any rate, the
Germans arc being held, it is pointed
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The next three or four clays the re
viewers consider will be the most
critical in the war.
Three Men Killed When
Train Strikes Automobile
Shclbyville; III., April 14. Two
men were killed instantly and the
third occupant of the car died a few
hours later as the result of a collision
between an automobile and jl Big
Four train at Denison, III., ten miles
cast of here, today. -The dead are W.
K. Storm, his son. Charles, and his
.iro'licr, T. G. Storm.
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rompnratiTa Local Record.
1918 1917 1916 1915
Highest yesterday .. 66 53 63 ga
".owest yesterday .... 49 3 37 60
"Mean tmtperature . . S3 41 50 65
Precipitation 0 0 6 t
Temperature and precipitation departures
Tom the normal at Omaha since March 1.
ill compared with the past two years.
Total excoss since March 1,1911 .324
orm.ii precipitation o.o9 inches
Vficienry for the (lay 0.09 Inches !
l otai rainfall ainco Mar. 1. i9i 0.9.1 inches !
tendency since March 1,1918 1.67 inches 1
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'Licienry lor tui. . i.u v.ov iiiuues
r'.s.. Tieflejency for cor. pd., 1916 J.11 Inches
Jmsha, Cloudy 62 66 00
T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
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GRAVE PERIL SAYS
Success Obtained in Great
Struggle of Doubtful Result,
Is Opinion of Paris Temps
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Washington, April 14. The obser
vations of the military critic of the
Paris Temps on the German offensive,
received here today, are as follows:
"Two adversaries possessing about
the Same number of forces face each
other. These forces on both sides are
composed approximately of 200 divi
sions. Both adversaries are equally
determined to make an end of the
other. It is hope of final decision and
each aims at the vital point., It is no
longer a question of progress or gain
ing. an aavarnage or ot snortening the
enemy ary must be de-
Facing the strategist of the Mazur
lan lakes is a French general of mar
velous intelligence and activity. He
economizes his forces and awaits his
hour. The duel of the two men will
decide the fate of the world.
"The enemy failed at Amiens of
March 26. In a struggle of this char
acter a blow missed can-- become
singularly dangerouS for the one who
attempted it and we' have the feeling
that the success obtained up till now
by the, adversary is of doubtful re
sult. He has gained advantages,
but they have placed him in an un
stable situation which can become
perilous. Completely engaged, he is
obliged to pursue his plan to the
QUOTA OF OMAHA AND
STATE NOW EXCEEDED,
S4 Y COMMITTEE HEADS
Money Pours In Too Fast for Loan Workers to Count;
Patriotic Men and Women of City Forego Saturday
. Half Holiday to Assist in Compiling
Wealth of Omaha and Nebraska poured into the coffers of
the Liberty loan committee Saturday. There was so much
money it could not be counted, although scores of clerks and
helpers were busy adding the subscriptions that were turned in.
Members of the committee said they could not even esti
mate the total sales. There is little doubt but that both Omaha
and the state have exceeded their quotas and gone "over the
Subscriptions Saturday noon, when a total was struck,
leached $4,000,000 for Omaha alone and $10,000,000 for Ne-braska.
I L.UNCH H0U?- ,
Patriotic men and women who do
nated their services to the Liberty
loan cause stayed at their desks all
day Saturday and did not leave the
building for lunch. The task of check
ing up on the hundreds of thousands
of dollars received was enormous.
L. D. Erion and the' Misses Edith
Nicholas, Imogene Jones and Anna
Mertis. all of the Travelers' Health as.
sociation office, donated their Saturday
anemoon noiiday to help at the Lib-
erty loan headauarters.
t'i, n".w t t
Jonn Kush, an ex-bank examiner,
aged 72 years, volunteered to helo
... . . . - . '
with the work and was at his desk
from early Saturday morning until
The drive will continue Mondav re-
GERMANS FOILED IN
ATTEMPT TO BREAK
U. S. TROOPS' LINE
Enemy Loses Half of Specially Trained
Shock Troop Battalion.
(By The Associated Press.).
, With the American Army in France, Saturday April 13.
After another night of terrific arttlery fire and a bombardment
with gas shels, the Germans continued today, their efforts to
drive through to the third line of the American positions near
Apremont forest northwest of Toul. They made two attacks,
bot hof which failed. v
The enemy's casualties in the four, days' fighting are esti
mated at between 300 and 400. Of this number more than 100
Although the enemy wasted fully a half of his specially
trained shock troop battalion of 800 men he was -unable to'
penetrate the American lines which remained unchanged.
GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESS.
Berlin, (Via London) April 14. -German troops, ac
cording t othe official report from headquarters today, made a
successful attack against the Americans north of St. Mihiel.
The Germans claim to have inflicted heavy losses and to have
Show Large Increase
During Past Week
: London, .April 14. British
casualties reported-itr the cows .
of the week ' ending today
totalled 8,129 officers and men
.divided as follows:
Killed or Died of Wounds
Officers, 372; men. 1,101.
Wounded or ' Missing Offi
cers, 1,888; men, 4,768.
The British casualties report
ed in the last week are more
than twice the number reported
in the preceding week. For
several weeks the total British
casualties . have been running
between 3,000 and 4,000, the
killed, wounded and missing in
the great battles that have been
going on in France not yet be
German Naval Forces
Reach Port of Finland
Berlin (via London), April 14. It
is officially stated that a portion of the
German naval forces which are sup
porting the German troops in Finland
anchored before Helsihgfors today.
Paris Again Bombarded.
Paris, April 14. The bombardment
of the region of Paris by long range
gun was resumed today.
?ard!e o: .how far Omaha has ex.
ceeded her quota. Leaders sav thev
want to give every person in Omaha
a chance to buy. a bond.
"Our cause could not have had a
more forceful incentive than the news
of the German offensive," declared
one of the committee men. "Every time
a newsie would holler, 'Huns throw
in more troops,' our receipts would
Liberty Bank Buyers.
Saturday's list of subscriptions of
$;00 and upward taken through the
Liberty bank are as follows:
$10,000 Metropolitan water district
$75,000 Vmour and company.
(Continued Fare Two. Column Two.)
SENATOR STONE OF
MISSOURI DIES OF
Prominent Among Democratic
Leaders for Many Years and
Chairman of Committee
'on Foreign Relations:
Washington, April 14. Senator
William J. Stone of Missouri, chair
man of the senate foreign relations
committee and for many years
prominent among) democratic leaders,
died here today after a stroke of
paralysis suffered last Wednesday.
William Joel Stone was born in
WILLIAM JOEL STONE.
Madison county, Kentucky, May 7,
1848. He was graduated from the
University of Missouri and was ad
mitted to the bar in Missouri in 1869.
He was prosecuting attorney of Ver
non county, Missouri, in 1873-74. lie
reprcsenrted the 13th Missouri district
in the 49th, 50th and 51st congresses.
He served as governor of Missouri
from 1893 to 1897. -
Mr. Stone served on the national
democratic committee as a member
from Missouri from 1896 to 1904. The
last four years of his membership he
served as vice chairman.
Succeeded Vest in Senate.
Elected to the United States senate
to succeed George Graham Vest for
the term beginning March 4, 1903,
Senator Stone was re-elected in 1908
and 1914. The last time he was
elected by popular vote. I lis term
in the senate would have expired
March 3, 1921.
He was married to Sarah Louise
Winston April 2, 1874 and had three
children. His home was in Jefferson
City, Mo., where he was engaged in
the practice of law.
Senator Stone was chairman of the
foreign relations committee of the
senate. He was a member of the
following 'senate committees: Fi
nance, Mississippi river and its
tributaries, Pacific railroads, expen
ditures in the department of State,
additional accommodations for the
library of congress ane corporations
organised in the District of Colum
bia. He was also one of the re
ecnti of the Smithsonian institute.
Mrs. Nancy Parisi and Three
Small Children Meet Terrible
Death at Florence; Five
Dead and Injured
Carmello Rabiolo, 2 months old
infant, instantly killed, 2124 Laird
Marie Rabiolo, 6 years old, died few
Sam Rina, 10 years old, instantly
killed, 2124 Laird street.
Mrs. Nancy Parise, .12 years old, in
stantly killed, 619 Pacific street.
Injured who will perhaps die are:
Josephine Rabiolo, internal injuries,
right arm fractured, 2124 Laird street.
Charles Rabiolo, 5 years old, head
crushed, body lacerated, internal in
juries, 2124 Laird street.
Alfred Catania, driver of car, back
wrenched, internal injuries, head lac
erated. Lives at 805 North Eighteenth
Alfred Paridi, abdominal injuries,
back sprained, lives at 619 Pacific
Sam Rabiolo, father of Rabiolo fam
ily, head cut, lives at 2124 Laird
Mrs. Nancy Paris and three small
children were killed Sunday afternoon
at the railway crossing near the foot
of Thirtieth street In Florence, when
a, Ford sedan, carrying nine Italians
was struck by a special Northwestern
coal train. Four were seriously in
jured. HITS CAR IN" MIDDLE.
Witnesses declare the cause of the
accident was the failure of Alfred
Catania, driver of the car, to see the
approaching tram. Others declare
Catania made the fatal mistake of
attempting to beat the apparently
slowly moving coal train to the cross.
The train hit the light car squarely
in the middle, carrying it several rods,
dropping the dead on both sides and
underneath Jts wheels.
Other machines which drew up to
the crossing before Catania arrived,
waited for it to pass, witnesses de
clare. Ordinarily there is no flagman
stationed at the crossing, which is
at the summit of a grade leading in-
10 norence irom tne nign roaa to tne
n0- . ,
The accident occurred at 3:20 p. m.
Work of Rescue Starts.
Hundreds of people, who were out
walking during the bright sunny after
noon, were on the scene in a moment.
The work of rescue, the sickening
task of picking up the remnants of
those' instantly killed, and the labor
of giving first aid to the injured was
in progress -when ambulances arrived
on the scene
The body of Mrs. Nancy Farise
was cut completely in twain across
the breast. Hundreds of people who
flocked about the scene, shuddered
as they gazed at the heartrending
sight of the dead and injured children,
li'inrr -.limit 4l.A . -
lying about the tracks.
The head of Sam Rabiulo, jr.. 10
years old, was nearly severed from
the body. The body was found
seve-al feet from the automobile.
The infant child of Sam Rabiolo was
instantly killed. The infant had been
baptised an hour before her
death in St. Anno's Italian church,
Twenty-fourth street and Poppleton
Child Dies Soon After.
Marie Robiol j, six years old, died
shortly after the accident in Dr. A.
B. Adams' home. She received a
fractured skull and a broken back.
The body was taken to Crosby's
The automobile was thrown several
feet into the air and turned com
pletely over. One of the doors was
open. The car was struck directly in
the middle. Apparently, those who
were killed had tried to jump out of
the automobile when they probably
(Continued on rage Two, Column Three.)
CHILDREN ANXIOUS TO RING
BELL IN NEW LIBERTY BANK
People know they are making history when they buy a bond at the
Liberty loan bank in front of the court house, and everyone wants to
ring the bell. .Little children are lifted up so that they may tug at the
rope and ring out the news that Prussianism is dying. .Hundreds of
the bonds are made out for little tots and probably will be used even
tually to pay for a college education or to defray honeymoon expenses
for their owners.
Mrs. Ed Porter, 415 North Fifteenth street, is taking Liberty bond
subscriptions, but her 9-year-old son, Le Roy, bought his bond in the
Liberty bank at the court house, because he wanted to ring the Liberty
"I can't let my wife out-do me," explained R. F. Kloke, 131 North
Thirty-fourth street, as he subscribed for $1,100 worth of Liberty
bonds. .Mrs. Kloke had just joined the $1,000 club.
L. McCabe, 3014 Cass "street, member of the Omaha oolite force,
bought his twelfth bond at the Liberty bank Saturday. ' , x
BRITISH BEAT OFF
. ON FLANDERS LINE
Entire Front Intact After Heavy Fighting on Sunday;
Neuve-Englise and BailleinI, Vital Points, Remain
in Possession of Haig's Army; Artillery
Duel Resumed to South.
London, April 14. The Germans continue their powerful
attacks against the British line in Flanders. The town of
Neuve Eglise, an important strategical point, which hai
changed hands several times, remains in possession of the Brit
ish,' Field Marshal Haig's report tonight says.
London, April 14. After Saturday's heavy fighting, which
continued1 during the evening, the British lines were reported
intact last night along all parts of the Lys battle front, the war
office announced today.
Fighting was resumed on the northern part of the front
during the night near Neuve Englise, and this morning the en
gagement in this sector was continued by the launching of new
enemy attacks in the neighborhood of Bailleuil.
-O FOURTH ATTAC IZFAILS.
UVm and UsefCir Life' of Close
to Century Spent In Central
West Is Brought to
Born in Fclmingshurt;, Ky., Feb
ruary 10, 1822, more than 96 years
ago, Samuel E. Rogers died Sunday
noon at the home of his son, S. E.
Rogers, 504' North Twenty-second
Having lived in Omaha continu
ously since 1854, Mr. Rogers, at the
time of his death is said to have held
the distinction of bavins? been the
fdean of the pioneers.
Mr. Rogers-made his home with
his parents for a number of years and
then went to Michigantown, Ind.,
where he clerked in a store that was
conducted by an uncle. There he met
and in 1841, married his wife who died
in Omaha, January 13, 1907.
Desirous of securing an education,
after his marriage, lie and his wife
moved to 'Crawfordsville, Ind., where
he did odd jobs rarniiifj money to
attend Wabash college, from which
in 1848 he was graduated.
Friend of Lincoln.
Mr. Rogers moved to Pekin, 111.,
after admission to the bar, becoming a
successful lawyer. It was there that
(Continued on rage Two, Column One.)
Stroog attacks by the Germans on
the Meternwulverghem line were re
pulsed by the British after heavy
fighting which began yesterday and
lasted throughout the evening. Early
in the night the enemy's fourth at
tack of the day upon Neuve Englise
The Germans also were beaten off
in an attempt against, the British de-.
fenses near Festabert, on the south
erly side of the Lys front
ARTILLERY ACTIVE IN SOUTH
Paris, April 14. Lively artillerj
activity during last night on the front
between Montdidier and Noyon
where French also have been actively
conducting reconnoitering operations,
is reported in today's war office state
ment. Otherwise, except for raids
here and there, the front was quiet.
Calls Upon Every American
To Get Behind War Work
Baltimore, April 14. Vice Presi
dent Marshall, who came to Baltimore
tonight to speak at a dinner held at
the Mansonic temple in honor of the
125th anniversary of Concodia Lodge
of Masons, summed up the duty of the
American in the statement that Presi
dent Wilson spoke the last word in
Baltimore a week ago and that everj
American must now put himself full)
behind the war work.
"Mr. Wilson, in his speech, declare'
for unstinted for unstinted force tt
establish right and justice," said Mr
Marshall. "The president said th
last word. The time has come to figh
it out to a finish. And the soonc
we get solidly down to work behint
the president the sooner we will reack
Gary Wins First Place ;
In Wrestling .Competition
Chicago, April 14. With four of the
eight championships to their credit
wrestlers from the Gary Young
Men's Christian association won first
place last night in the National Ama
lure Athletic union wrestling champ
ionship meet at the Chicago Athletic
The new Amateur Athletic union
champions in the various weights are:
108 pounds, Meagher, Gary; 158
pounds, Wicker, Great Lakes; 115
pounds, Vosen, Gary; 125 pounds,
Holisel, Joliet; 175 pound, Kunert,
Gary; 145 pound, L. Forst, Great
Lakes; 135 pounds, S. Vorres, Greek
Olympic, and heavyweight Kunert.
Court Grants Request for
Postponing Mooney's Sentence
San Francisco, April 14. Indica
tions that further legal action Would
be taken in behalf of Thomas J.
Mooney, whose sentence to death has
been affirmed by the state supreme
court were given yesterday by Max
well McNtitt, defense counsel, who
asked that Mooney's resentencing to
death be postponed until April 27. The
request was granted. McNutt would
not state what action he contemplated.
.Mooney was convicted of murder .
in connection with the preparedness
parade bomb explosion here in 1916.
Wilson's Niece to Wed.
Baltimore, April 14. The engage
ment of Miss Alice Wilson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Wilson
of Baltimore, to Rev. I. S. McElroy, 'v
jr., ot Loliimbus, la was announced
here tonight. Mr. Wilson is the only
hrotner ot President Wilson,
Veteran Showman Dies.
Tacoma. Wash., April 14 Solo
man Edwardsi 84 years old, veterar
showman, and animal trainer and a
buyer of orang-outangs and bit
I snakes in Borneo for tiarnutn anc
i Cailev. is dead at his home here.
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