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The ' Omaha Daily Bee
XL VII NO. 259.
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OMAHA, TUESDA APRIL 16, 1918
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PRAGUE PEOPLE HISS
WAR LORDS AND GIVE
CHEERS FOR WILSON
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Bitter Feeling Shown Against Austro-Hungarian Foreign
Minister Who Resigns Under Fire From Berlin
and Vienna Over Recent Endeavors to
Start Negotiations for Peace.
(By Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, April 15. Thousands of people gathered in
the streets of Prague, capital of Bohemia, on Saturday, de
nounced the Germans and cheered the entente and President
Wilson, says a dispatch from that city to the Lokal Anzeiger
All the Czech members of Parliament and partydelegates,
together with Slovene and Serbo-Croat delegates, met in the
town hall and adoptde a manifesto. The crowd gathered in the
streets outside the hall in support of the policy of the delegates.
The principal demonstration occurred at the fotc of the
meeting. The feeling against Foreign Minister Czernin was
shown by the shouts of disapproval with which his name was
greetedThe crowds dispersed singing anti-German songs.
A conference of representatives of Czech parties at Dux
unanimously opposed the establishment of a German-Bohemian
province, asserting the Czech minority in the German speaking
region would resist Germanization to the utmost.
CZERNIN RESIGNS. . 0 r
Count Czernin, the Austro-Hungarian
minister, according to a dispatch
from Vienna, -fias resigned.
Emperor Charles accepted the res
ignation and entrusted Count Czernin
with the conduct of foreign affairs
until his successor is appointed.
The recent publication by' the
French government of the futile peace
appeal by Emperor Charles of Austro
Hungary in March 1917, and the ef
forts of the emperor and the , Austro
Hungarian foreign office to explain
this letter to the satisfaction of Ger
many and the German emperor, prob
, ably were the most potent influence
in bringing about the resignation of
t - Affair at End. ;
An official Statement teceived here
today from Vienna asserts that the
latest statement of, the French pre
mier, M. Clemenceau, concerning the
conversations between Austria and
France regarding tb possibility of
opening peace negotiations do not
' alter the situation as regards the ma.
jority of Count Czernin's declarations.
The Austrian foreign ministry is un
able to ascertain who was responsible
for delivering to the French what is
said to have been a forged letter, sub
stituted for the letter which was to
' have been delivered. Neither Prince
Sixtus whose character is beyondsus-
picion, nor anyone else is accused of
falsification, continuesthe statement,
"Theaffiair is herewith declared to
be at an end."
Active for Peace. '
Since he was appointed foreign
minister on December 23, 1916, in suc
cession ' to BaronBurian, Count
Czernin has been very active in at
tempting to bring about peace and the
moderate tone of his speeches has
been in sharp contrast with, that of
the German chancellors and foreign
secretaries. However, his participation
in the forced peace upon Russia, as
well as that upon Roumania, did not
show that his actions kept step with
In the "peace offensive" of the pres
ent year, Count Czernin, in the Aus
trian Reichstag, on January 25, sug
gested an exchange of views between
Austria-Hungary and the United
States. He announced also that Aus
tria based its negotiations with Rus
sia on the policy of no annexations
r indemnities, but there always was
(Continued on Paso Two, Column Five.)
Rain; colder; fresh
Comparative I-ocal Rrord.
1918. 1917. 191(5. 191S.
Highest yejtcrday 65 45 67 . 81
Lowest yesterday 60 S 8 " 60
Mean temperature 68 4rt . 62 68
Precipitation 12 .01 '.05 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Xoimal temperature 60
K?icess for the day ; g
'Jetal excem since March 1 350
Kormal precipitation .11 inch.
Ilxcess for the day .01 Inch
Total rainfall alnoe March 1 1.05 Inches
Deficiency since March 1, 11$.. 1.66 Inches
Deficiency lor cor. period, J9V7.. .6 luch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1116.. 2.18 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Station. State of Temp. High- Raln
t Weather. 7 p. ra. est. fall.
Cheyenne, Cloudy ,.4 44 .24
Davenport, rain 6 66 .14
Denver, clear 61 64 .22
Jes Moines, cloudy 64 (it .1ft
l odge City, clear. .62 66 .1
Lander, clear 42 4 .03
Nortli Jflatte, part cloudy 50 62 .M
Dnnha, cloudy 61 tiS .12
Puebto. part cloudy 6 2 J
fin pld nty, cloudy 42 6 .
a!t Tjake, clear 42 46 .OS
Santa Fe, clear. 50 52 .00
ftieridan. cloudy 42 46 .5
h.owit City, cloudy 60 62 .32
"Val'iitine. rain ,..;.48 52 .72
Indicates trac of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Meteoroliglst.
A 6 a. m 68
VvSksmvY 10 m 62
VwSfMlivA 11 a- m 65
V, 3 m '""2
f vV-V- 7 p. m 63
1 8 d. m 81
'OVER TOP, STILL
GOING,' NEW BOND
SLOGAN IN OMAHA
Liberty Loarr Drive to Continue
, Until House-to-House Clean
up is Made by Boy .
' " Scouts, i .
StaieZHwM9: Moved to
$14,000,000 kark Monday
the Omaha Liberty loan "tank"
has been moved beneath the $4,
The state "tank" has been moved
beneath the $14,000,000 mark.
Report from Omaha committees
Special committee ......$1,250,000
Woman's committee .... 750,000
Liberty bank 500,000
General committee.. 2,000,000
Omaha has gone over the top in
the third Liberty bond drive, but is
not going to stop. iThis city will
keep on selling bonds until its origi-
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nal nroeram is carried out. which
includes a clean-up campaign during
the latter part of the week by the
The Liberty bell on top of the Lib- i
erty bank was ringing almost con
stantly Monday morning as bonos
were sold. The purchaser rings the
bell. The bank will keep open as
long as the campaign is on.
The committee does not know just
how many bonds Omaha has bought,
because it has not been able to ob
tain the services of a large enough
office force to count all the money
and pledges turned in by salesmen
Money and pledges were piled high
in bushel baskets at the Federal Re
serve bank, headquarters for the
bond committee. Volunteer helpers
labdred until late Saturday night and
then decided to lay off for Sunday.
Bright and early Monday morning
counting was resumed.
Fourteen Counties Make Mark.
Fourteen counties besides Douglas
county are now over theii' quota. The
counties are Buffalo, Burt, Butler,
Dakota, Stanton, Thurston, Deuel,
Cedar, Keith, Box Butte, Platte,
Wheeler and Brown.
Vhe auota for Douelas countv is
$5,500,000. The'state quota is $31,
942,800. Although both these prob
ably will be oversold, the committee
does, not want to stop until both
Omaha and Nebraska are wav "over
the top." 1 .
The drive for the sale of the Third
Liberty bonds officially closes May 4.
Robert Gtaham of Alliance wires
that Box Butte county, whose quota
is $268,000, has subscribed more than
that sum by 50 per cent.
Current Prices of Staples Now,
Year Ago and October, 1916
A year ago The Bee published, a list
of current prices of staples, showing
comparisons tor'period of six months.
Prices of yesterday for the same
staples have been added with com
parisons between October 15, 1916 and
April 15, 1917. The list follows
October 15, 116 Flour. 4$ lb.. $2.25
12.35: sugar, 14 lbs, 11; navy beans-, i lbs.
for 25c; cornmeal. per lb., 2c; potatoes,
per bushel, $l.0ij2.0; steak, lb., 1714c;
pot roast, lb., 15c; dried peas, lb 7c:
milk, quart. Jc; cream ('A pint), 9c; bread,
20-oz.. 10c; cheese, lb.. 2?c; pork chops, lb.,
15c; hanj, lb., 22c; baron, lb., 25c; lard,
lb. ITHr; canned spinach, can. 10c; canned
kraut. 10c: canned tomatm-s, no, IT
oatmtal, t lbs., 26c; butter, SOS0c, , i
Officers of Allied Army Greet
Gen. Wood at Camp Funston
k-4. rvrrc & 1' X 5 In $Z
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The foreign officers of the French
and British military emissions who art
stationed at Camp Funston greeting
General Leonard Wood on his return
from France, an impressive bit of
what is probably one of the greatest
demonstrations of greeting ever af
forded the commander by nis troops.
They think a lot of General Wood
"over there: and the admiration for
Colonel R. C. Boilings Reported
Either Captured or Missing;
Eight Other Officers
Wounded in Action.
(By Amoristed Trns.)
Washington, April IS. Tlw casual-
ty list today contained 44 names,
i . .
divided as fbllows:
Killed in action, 1; died of wounds,
3; died, cause unknown, 1: died of
disease, 7; wounded severely, 4;
wounded slightly, 27; missing in ao
tion, 1. - '
Colonel R. C. Boll.ing is reported as
captured or missing in today's casualty
list. Eight other officers are named.
Captain HymaU1 Green and iLeuten
ant John Alexander Currin were sev
erely wounded arid Captain Wakeman
G. Gribbel and Lieutenants Arthur S.
Bugbee, George W. Donnell, Hamon
Gray, Thomas F. Hale and Reuben A.
Moser were slightly wounded.
Killed in Action Private Ovila
Died of Wounds Corporal Frank
Stiles, Privates Oscar Blanchette, Jo
seph L. Richards.
Died of Disease Sergeant John
Dempsey, pneumonia; Sergeant John
B. Gremling, apoplexy; Corporal
John E. Clarke, tuberculosis;
Private Charles A. Costello, menin
gitis'; Arthur H. Robinson, pneu
monia; Henry V. Troutman, pneu
monia; Nevel Edward Wheeler,
Died Cause Unknown Corporal
Charles J. Buell, jr.
Severely Wounded Captain Hymatf
Green, Lieutenant John Alexander
Currin, Sergeant Jfadley M. MacPhe
tres, Private Donald U. Hildrith.
Slightly Wounded Captain Wake
man G. Gribbel; Lieutenants Arthur
S. Bugbee, George W. Donnell, Ha
mon Gray, Thomas F. Hale, Reubn
K. Moser, Corporals Ernest W. Birch,
G. D. Oliver; Bugler Clyde L. Jones;
Privates George. A. Brusso, Joseph
Brescia, ThoTtias F. Crookan, George
W. Doybert, William E. Gould.
April 15, 1917 Flour, 4S lbs., $3.10 3.25;
sugar, 10 lbs., (1.00; navy beans, lb., 17c;
cornmeal, lb., 4c.; potatoes, peck, SO 90c;
steak, lb., 25 30c; pot roast, lb., 20e; dried
peaa, lb., 12c; milk, quart, 10c; cream
pint), 10c; bread, 16-oz., 10c; cheese, lb.,
32c; pork chops, lb., 25c; ham, lb., 85c;
bacon, lb., 35c; lard, lb., 25c; canned spin
ach, can, 20c; canned kraut, can, 20c; can
ned tomatoes, can, 17Vsc; oatmeal, lb., 5c;
butter, lb. 4250e.
April 15, 118 Flour, f f lbs., $t.9S; sugar,
lb., c; nary beans, lb., 15c; cornmeal, lb.,
ic; potatoes, peck, 25c; steak, lb., 289
30c; pot roast, ,1b., 2225c; dried peas, lb.,
15c; milk, quart, 120; cream (' pint),
12c; bread, 16-os., c; cheese, lb., 30c;
pork chops, lb., 2530c; ham, lb., 28-35c;
bacop! lb., 4050c: lard, lb., 28c; canned
spinach, can. Kir, canned krout, csi. 16c';
canned tomaton, run, 15C; oatmeal, lb.,
8 L-3c; butter, lb,
the man whom they regard a! one of
the foremost soldiers of the tworJd
was reflected in the salutation "each
officer gave him. Awaiting General
Wood was the entire 89th division,
drawn up on the roads from the rail
way stationv to his quarters, forniing
a lane of sajuting men, flags and
bands, through which the general
passed on his entry into Camp Fan-1
StOn. -. 4;.' ,: . .'.s, i.'-.-,'. ' ;: ' "
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IN MORALS COURT
ON THOMAS CASE
g Crowd Disappointed When
Hearing is Continued to Next
Friday; Professor's Wife
(By Ansoclnted Press.)
Chicago, April 12. The case of Dr,
William Isaac Thomas, Chicago uni
versity professor, charged with dis
orderly conduct, was continued today
in the morals court lb next Friday.
Mrs. R. M. Granger, wife of an
army officer in France, with whom
the educator is alleged to have regis
tered at, hotel as man and wife last
.Thursday, yas not in court. It was
said she was still at the profeseor's
home, where Mrs.. Thomas, assisted
by a so who is a hospital interne,
was trying to soothe her shaken
,The' continuance was taken at the
instance of Peter Sissman, attorney
for Dr. Thomas, who said he had had
no tim to prepare his case.
A large crowd, attracted by the no
toriety, of the case, was disappointed
at tfye, breviy of the proceedings.
There, were a few whispered words
exchanged by Sissman, Judge Gra
ham and Prosecutor Starr and the
case for the day was over. .
. Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, president
of theUniversity of Chicago, where
Dr. Thomas holds the chair of sociol
ogy", was expected to return from
Washington today. Faculty members
met Saturlay to prepare a formal
statement of the case for him. It is
understood to be a resume of facts ad
mitted to federal officials the sailing
of Lieutenant R M. Granger, signal
corps, -.for rrauce; the farewell of his
wife and the immediate o!ace she
foundjn the company of Dr. Thomas;
theif' long talks in the sequestered
shadows of the university, the denoue.
ment atthe hotel Thursday ..nigHt,
when they were taken into custody,
and the charge which brought the pro
fessor, into the disillusioning portals
of the morals court.
Husband "Silly Boy."
Mrs. Thomas' interest in young
Mrs. Granger she is 24, while the
professor is 55 and looks it showed
no signs of abatement today. Years
ago she endorsed her husband's ad
vanced theories of relations between
men and women the "wider view"
as many intellectuals term it, and she
is now mothering both the girl and
her husband. The girl she has called
a "silly little thing" and her husband
a "silly boy."
"8o stupid of him," she said.
Prof. Thopias' course of spfing and
summer lectures at the "university
were suddenly canceled today.. Tin's,
it was said, was preliminary to his
retirement from the faculty,
GERMANS BACK IN
Americans Score Brilliant Vic
tory ,in Stiff Fighting at
Brule Wood; Teuton Dead
(By Assoeltel Press.) -
With the French Army in France,
Sunday, April 14. American soldiers
did brilliant work in the stiff fighting
on Friday at Brule wood, in the for
est of Apremont, Lorraine, to which
the French war office already has re
ferred in its communications.
An account of the engagement,
which has just reached the corres
pondent through the French army,
shows that at 4:30 o'clock in the morn
ing, after a short and severe bombard
ment, 500 Germans, troops selected
from an entire division, made an as
sault and attempted to occupy a front
Small bodies of famous French
troops which formed the . advance
posts engaged the, enemy until their
ammunition was exhausted. Then they
retired to obtain supplies, after which
they returned to the fight. ,
The French commander immediate
ly organized a counter-attack, in
which American troops joined, and
after fierce ighting, ejected the
enemy. The ground was strewn with
German dead and the allies took a
number of prisoners.
hortly afterward, on the same day,
suspicious movements were observed
iti that vicinity. Groups jOf Germaps
were seen to be creeping into the first
line of the American "position, which
had voluntarily been left unoccupied.
American soldiers dashed forward
from the support line and engaged
in grenade fighting and hand-to-hand
encounters, in the course of which
they displayed wonderful dash and
Ofi WHEAT IS NEW";
FOOD HEAD PLEA
Notices are being sent by G. W.
Wattles, state food administrator, to
all county federal food administrators
asking them to request all house
holders, when possible, to entirely
eliminate wheat until the next harvest.
Householders, who are oblig4, to
use wheat, the report reads, should
not use more than one and one-half
pounds of wheat flour or prepared
wheat In any form per person, per
week. One and three-quarterj pounds
of "victory" bread may be considered
to equal a pound of wheat.
Householders in any city may not
buy more than one-eigfith barrel of
flour at any one time. Householders
in the country may not buy more
than one-quarter barrel at liny one
time, and in no event may a purchaser
have more than 30 uys lupply on
hand at any one time. .
This rationing requires a morj re
stricted use of wheat than that asked
for by the .observancse of wheatless
days and meals, which are no longer
obligatory, but in practice it will be
found that an even wider and more
strict observance of wheatless days
and meals will aid prepared wheat to
one and one-half pounds per person,
Meat of any kind may be eaten on
any day in moderation until May 1.
In buying wheat flour an equal
weight of other cereals as substitutes
for wheat flour must be. bought pound
for pound. In buying graham, whole
wheat Or mixed flours the substitutes
in them rnav be counted so that a
smaller proportion of substitutes maw
be bought with these flours than with
wheat flour. This is the hfty-htty
Wheat flour substitufes are hom
iny, corn grits, cornmeals, corn flour,
edible corn starch, barley flour, rolled
oats, oatmea!, rice, rice flour, buck
wheat flour, potato flour, sweet potato
flour, soy bean flour and tetenta
flour and meals.
"Drive" for Subscriptions in
Jefferson County Underway
Fairburv. Neb.. April 15. (Special.)
The big "drive" to dispose of Jef
ferson county's quota of $247200
worth of Liberty bonds began Satur
day morning.- Fairbury's quota is
The committe in charge here open
ed headquarters in the Commercial
club rooms early Saturday morning
and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon more
than $40,000 had been subscribed
Partial returns to-date from outside
precincts indicate a ready response
Governor Neville Makes
Journey to Camp Cody
(From a Utaff Cormsfiondent.)
" Lincoln, April 15, (Special.) Tt is
now Governor Edgar Howard. Gov
ernor Neville having been called to
Camp Cody in connection with Na
tional Guard affairs.
It is understood some matters in
connection -with national guard office
assignments are nft clear to the ex
fiutive and he desires a personal investigation;
BRITISH STOP FURIOUS
ATTACKS AT MERVILLE;
YIELD NEUVE EGLISE
Germans Penetrate Haig't Positions Near Bailleul, But
Are Driven Out By Tommies Strong Counter At
tack; Brilv.iR Take Prisoners and Guns
East of Robecq. , ,
(By The Associated Press.)
London, April 15. Seven attacks by the Germans in the
Merville sector of the northern battle front have been repulsed
by the British, who inflicted heavy losses on the enemy, it is
announced of ficially. ,
The British have lost Neuve Eglise.
Southwest of Bailleul the Germans temporarily penetrated
the British positions, but were driven out by a counter-attack.
-The official statement says: " ,
"Severe fighting continued all day'yesterday around Neuve
Eglise. After beating off numerous attacks our troops-were in
the end compelled to withdraw a second time from the village.
-O RIT.RMAVS nRTVKN1 RACK.
FRANCE ARE LESS
THAN IN AMERICA
.v. Titus Lowe Also Declares
French Girls Are Better
American soldiers in France are not
subjected to as many temptations as
they are in America, according to Rev.
Titus Lowe, who addressed the Min
isterial union at the Young Men's
Christian association Monday morn
ing, v --. ...V.-HV' .- -,,'
made the statement the as
sembled ministers started to applaud,
but were halttd bv the speaker.
"Wait a minute." ordered ReV. Mr.
Lowe. I'lf you stop to think, that
statement comes right back at your
own girls. It is not nice. I do not
like to say it But I have been told by
many officers, officers from the east
and from the west, that the men are
not subjected to as many temptations
over there as they are in this country.
Compliments French Girls. '
"It is a fine compliment to the
French girls,- but it is not nice for
u to have to admit it. The French
girts are better chaperoned, than , the
girls in this country. Moral conditions
around the cantonments in France are
so much better .than they are in this
country that there is no comparison.
"Theunit with which I was sta
tioned was composed of men who did
not come from the higher walks of
life, they came from the factories and
similar occupations, but man for man
they were fine. The American sol
dier is a fine man and I am proud
"These tales that are being circu
lated abtfut the immorality of the sol
diers, they are lies, they are nothing
but tales calculated to instill disre
spect for the soldier in the minds of
the people." ' .
Jackie Killed in France.
Washington, April . lS.Eosign
Lloyd A. Perry, U. S. N. R was kill-
ed in a seaplane accident in France,
April 12, the Navy department today
advised. His wife lives it Oconomo-
woe, Wis. '
No "Kultur" in the Schools
The repeal of the odious Mockett foreign lan
guage law stops the enforced poisoning o f the chil
dren in our public schools with German "kultur.;
Thus is fepelled one insidious advance of the Ger
man propaganda achieved by the kaiserites and their
co-parcehers in Nebraska.
But the schools are not the only citadels of Amer-idanism-in-the-making
that must be fortified against
pro-German attack. A
It is even more important that the young people
in the home be safeguarded against perfumed death
gas of disloyalty spread under cover by treason
breeding books or kaiser-pandering newspapers.
The Bee's creed is "America first and America
triumphant" the creed for all patriotic Americans
for all right-thinking men, women and children
No "Kultur" in the Home
If Not v Boe Subscriber
Just Telephone Tyler lOOtt
"Strong attacks were made byths
enemy yesterday afternoon at a num
ber of other points on the battlt
front Northwest of Merville fierce
fighting took place as a result of
which the attacking German infantry
was driven back with great loss.
"The hostile infantry advancing
along the northern bank of the Lyi
was caught by the fire of our artil
lery and was unable . to develop iti
"In the course of the day no lest
than seven attacks were 'delivered by
the enemy in the Merville sector, all
of which were repulsed with heavy
loss to his troops.. In one ease th
enemy advanced to the assault in fivi
waves. Under the weight of this at
tack our line was bent back slightly,
but wa completely restored by
counter-attack.. , v 1
"Southwest of Bailleul, parties of.
the entmy ' succeeded temporarily if
penetrating our positions, but wen
driven out by our counter attack an
our line restored.-;",,.:. -'j-
X British faka Prisners ! V
"Successful minor operations wen
carried ou$ by us during the night
east,! Robecq. StvcraJ !-machine
guns and 150' prisoners were cap
tured by us. s
i "Fighting took place also early this
morning south' of the Sorome in the
neighborhood of Hangard. Our' po
sition in this sector haa been im
proved and a number of prisoners
nave been taken. The hostile artil
lery was active Jast night . in the
neighborhood of ,Bucquoy.; ,
; British Hold Strongly.
With the British Army" in France,
April -15s The battle about Neuve
Eglise, near the Belgian border, which
has been retaken by the Germans,'
.. ,f , . .. t.
continued to rage mis morning wna
the same intensity that has marked it
for days, and the British are pound-
inor the Germans hard. -
Another assault o Bailleul, fout ,
miles west of Neuve Eglise, is ex
pected momentarily. ,
The latest reports this forenoo'
showed that the British line was being
strongly"; held vas ' a whole 1ft thii
northern zone and in some instance!
had been considerably improved bj
counter- strokes. .- (
n.rmlnl Woll ftsL-
Tlie British last" evening followet
tip their niece's of Saturday , whrj
they pushed the Germans back from
Robecq, on the Clarence river. Loca',
counter-attacks delivered on the Ger
man positions, 3,000 yards to the east
of this town, were completed success,
fully and the enemy wasagain forced
to fall back somewhat.