Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 20, 1918, EDITORIAL, Page 17, Image 17

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British Airman Tells Thrilling
'? Story of Engagement in
I North Sea in Which Huns
Were Badly Worsted.
Thrilling stories are now at hand of
the engagement between two British
(eaplanes and five enemy aircraft,
which was briefly Teported in an
Admiralty communique. The fight
took place in the southern part of the
North sea, and in half an hour one
enemy machine had been shot down
and destroyed, the observer of an
other killed, and a -third seaplane
driven down on the water.
t The. encounter was a sequel to an
Jhgagement which had taken place
A' feist before 9 o'clock that morning be-
I ftveen three ol our seaplanes ana hve
I if the enemy near the North Hinder.
This fight, during which our men also
I stacked a U boat, ended by the Ger
f Bans making a bolt for home.
i lhree hours later two British sea-
Sanes, the crews of which included
en who had taken part in the earlier
feht, discovered while on' patrol duty
)4 hostile formation resting on the
" Gaining rapidly on the Germans in
lheir swift descent, our two machines
poured in such rapid fire that the
wemy formation at once broke up
tod their machines maneuvred in cir
tles, apparently to gain a greater
Altitude. Still our airmen pursued
ihem relentlessly, ,diving again and
Igain on the formation, and riddling
the machines with bllets, until at last
the five enemy airmen- formed up in
lingle file and fled.
i;The result was that one of the en
rmy twin seaters was sent crashing
down on the water.
I'', Meanwhile, the sister British sea-
lane had been busy with another
'Jtwin-seater. One of the pilots shot
the German gunner, who was ob
served to tumble over the side of the
fusilage, while the machine nose
dived to the water and was unable to
take any further part in the engage
ment. ; Overtaking another German, one of
fltir machines poured such rapid fire
ato her that her observer was shot,
Kid she was driven down.
!,"We had orders to keep our bombs,
to run from nothing (no matter what
he odds were against us), and to show
Jhe Hun that we could fight," re
marked one of the crew responsible
I$r this success. "A nice start for a
tiartyl We simply riddled them and
hey did the same for us. The first
one we bought down tried to cross
our bow to ram us, but misjudged,
and as we held on he had to go be
Vw us.
- Gunners Face to Face.
was using the bow gun and was
leaning: over when he came out right
under me with the gunner, who sat
ift, looking at me and pointing his
fun in my face. I shot him, and the
Biachine went up on its end and into a
' ioia dive, it levelled out just at the
.rater and withdrew. I don't know
hw much damage was done,, for we
Hadn't time to look." '
t"They saw me crawling fn and
ade it quite hot," said another of our
men. "Luckily for me I slipped in the
operator's blood and missed a very
good burst that was meant for my
;iad. My own gun had got so hot
that the sights rolled off, and I had
tken with me what ammunition I
iad left to use his gun for a bit
j'We used 2,p0 rounds between the
jrwo machines. Most of the action was
at about 200 feet. It was a regular
Viilldoe fieht and verv dirtv work."
Y ;rAs an instance of the coolness of
W C Zt. i- m.: j
pur men ii may uc inciuioiicu inai in
the height of the action the wireless
operator of the second machine was
shot through the neck and collapsed,
t. One of the pilots and the engineer left
tHeir seats at once, climbed along the
rnachine to the operator's seat and ad
ministered first aid, returning after
wards to their guns.
Ohio Youth Lives Through
:r 11,000 Volts of Electricity
th 11,000 volts of electricity pass
ing through his body, Peter McKin
n,ey, 18, of 'Cleveland, O., clung for 20
'mmutes at the top of a pole to a
Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad high
voltage wire until rescued by mem
bers of the fire- department.
police emergency rushed McKin
ney to St. Alexis hospital, where he
was attended for burns about the
head, 'face and arms. At the hos
pital it was said he woul4 recover.
"As the result of a wager made with
a;ompanion,' McKinney climbed an
iron pole used by the railroad to sup
port high voltage wires. To the top
of the pole is a distance of SO feet.
A number of spectators gathered to
ivJlnesS the ascent. As McKinney
- reached the cross bars at the top, con
eluding his hazardous performance, a
cheer went up from the crowd.
vfciKnney waved to his friends and
was about to descend when he was
sefin to stiffen. He cried loudly foi
help. his right hand had involun
tarily gripped the high powered wire.
friends 'attempted to rescue him
with ropes but none could be found
thit would reach the top of the pole.
Words of encouragement were called
totMcKinney when he was informed
tht the fire department had been
Simultaneously with the arrival of
hoftk and ladder - company No. 11,
20. minutes after McKinney's body
'atfte in contact with the wire, the
power was shut orr.
Kieutenant- TerrenceKelly of the
fir department found that the use of
ladders in making the rescue would
prjfve too dangerous. A line wAs
thrown over the wire and block and
tackle hoisted. McKinney was low
ered to the ground.
Carnival of Robbery One of
. Prussia's Wartime Evils
(Cerrctpondenc of th Associated P-ress )
Amsterdam, April 14. A statement
I in Jhe Prussian Diet by the minister
fj"; of .railways shows that thefts from
l i ircm Hants m 1 1 U3d iciai jcar ag-
. pregated a total of mere than $14,000.
V 000. " In the last pre-war year the
y thefts of the same character were less
I t'ian $1,000,000. The minister declares
't'jat, although 4,000 railway employes
vere punished for theft, there seems
to be no way of stopping this "carni
ai;of robbery," which he is compelled
ja regard as a "war-time eviL"
American Sammies Clean
Trench Motar in France
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ij -, Mltf ,l;iiiiri-niviiiiMiiiiin' " i "
American soldiers in France cleaiyO
ing out a trench mortar aiter nring.
(Readers of this newspaper who wish
a photographic copy of this picture
may obtain it by sending 10 cents to
the Division SI Pictures, Committee
on Public Information, Washington,
P. C. Enclose this clipping.)
Sent Back by Salt Lake.
The Salt Lake club has decided to
send First Baseman Bill Feuerborn
and Pitcher Allen Conkright to Port
land of the Pacific Coast International
league, with a promise to recall them
if they make good.
(CorTMpondmc of Th Auoclated Frtaa.)
London, April 14. Warning that
a German "money trust," under gov
ernment guidance, would endeavor
after the war to control the world's
finance was given by the chairman of
the London County and Westminister
Bank at an annual meeting of bankera
here this week. The speaker said that
apparently tliis German financial com
bine would be controlled by three
great German banks, the Deutscher,
Dresdner and Disconte-Gesellschaft
working together.
The money trust, he said, must be
mt by an organization on British
lines and for that reason he defended
the recent amalgamation of leading
British banks The chairman assert
ed that the banks of England were
not tending toward a trust but toward
a series of large competing banks
which would be ready to consult with
the governmtnt and act in harmony
in cases where the national interests
Germans Voice Reverence
For British Master Writer
(CorrMpondenc of The Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, April 14. The Ger
man Shakespeare .society in its an
nual year book says that "No enmity
toward England can weaken the
reverence of Germans for the great
world-poet." The magnificent trans
lation of the poet, made by Schlegel
Tieck, has made Shakespeare an
actual fellow-citizen of ours. More
than a generation ago Lesslng pro
claimed him as one of our citizens.
He is today one of our German
When, the Baby
Needs a Laxative
No one knows better than the ever-w tchful
mother the natural doctor of the faihily In
11 the mall ill that when the baby i out
of sorts it is usually dus to Indigestion or
eons tips tion.
I It is always w!L In any of Its illnesses; to
look for this cause. The diet may have to be
changed, but before food can result from it;
the bowels mast be moved.
' The mother has th choice of many medi
cinescathartics, purgatives, bitter-waters,
pills, physics, ste. But the little body
doesn't need such harsh remedies for they
wrench the system and do only temporary
good, so often followed by an unpleasant
A better plan Is to employ a nuld, gentle
laxative of which only a little is required.
There is a combination of simple laxative
herbs with pepsin sold by druggists under
the name of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin that
thousands of mothers have used successfully
for baby's constipation and its accompany
ing ills, such as belching, wind colic, rest
lessness, sleeplessness, eta.
The nursing mother will also find it ideal
for herself, and It is especially important that
she be free from constipation.
Syrup Pepsin Is guaranteed to do as prom
ised or the druggist will refund the money.
Thousands of cautious families have it in
the house, secure against the little ilia.
SDr. Caldwell m
The Perfect ii Laxative
fa mhv. af imiuwiua tnni wA laboratoi
ttam to th Wu thm manufacturers ol Dt. Caldwell'
Srrap Pepsin ara saerlhcin lhr profits and absorbing
th war tax so that this family laiativ may remain
t th pra-war prio ol 50c and II larg bettl. Sa
old by dniffUu far 26 ysan.
Dr. Caldweir Syrup Papain Is th laifaat tftn
liquid laiativ in Amirka. If TOU kae nmr SM ii
. and would lik to sampl it bfora buyinf. sand roar
address for a frm trial bottla to Dr. W. B. CaldwaU.
4b6 WajhinttonSt.. Montkcllo, 1 1L Ifyouhavababssaia
ti family ssad for a oopy of "Th Cars of th Baby,"
and Kawn
This Austrian Empress, born some 200 years ago, was a great woman. She argued against signing the decree for the partition of
Poland, but the pressure of her Minister Kaunitz and her son Joseph was too great for her to withstand. She did, however, in the mar
ginal notes, show that she realized that after her death, the decree would, nay could not be justified and like Banquo's ghost would
rise to 'trouble her people. n
Just so surely as right will prevail in the long run, just so surely will the Kaiser and his advisers get theirs and the tearing up of
the treaty to respect Belgian neutrality prove the most costly "Scrap of Paper" that the war lords ever handled. In the end justice will
be done to even Poland AMERICA WILL EARN SOME OF THE GLORY, TOO. Keep this thought everlastingly in mind:
Nothing else matters much just now except WINNING THE WAR. .We must sacrifice! Suffer I Produce to the utmost, save to the
utmost, give to the utmost.
Liberty Bonds! Thrift Stamps! Red Cross! Every war demand must he met and met cheerfully, nay gladly.
This Must Seep In and Become an Obsession
Being in thorough accord with Governmental policy,
but appreciating the numerous demands on the people's
purse, we have decided to help out by making marked
reductions in the prices of
Womeis Suits on Saturday
No bizarre styles. This is not the time for tomfoolery.
Made by best tailors, practical and suited to the times,
DIVISION ONE Excellent materials, sold dCA AA
from $65.00 to $85.00, at. . tPJVMJU
Navies, Rookie, Gray and Copen.
DIVISION TWO The useful kind. Best"of plain fabrics
and a few checks. Formerly $50.00, $36 75
BLOUSES. Every woman who wears blouses will be in
terested in the display of new ones, at, tf0 AC
each tpj.HJ
DRESSES of Serge, Jersey and Silk, gathered together,
marked to sell Saturday, at $17.75, S23.75
and $25.75
decree a more sensible or practical fabric. Springtime
is Gingham time. Saturday, a variety of styles,
at ....... $2.50 to $4.50
An early purchase of Checks and Stripes enables us to
offer a very special bargain for these times, at $2.19
For, the Red Cross worker Aprons and caps.
Cambric Aprons, at $1.75, "1
Lawn Aprons, at $2.00. , Official.
Caps and Veils, 50. J
Exclusive with us Canteen workers' aprons.
A Millinery War-Time Sale
Here again we appreciate the calls oh your purse,
and have gotten together an even 100 Hats to sell Sat
urday. Blacks and colors. Close fitting and broad
brim, In flowers, wings and fancy feathers.
Made to sell as high as $10.00 and $12.00 get those 5
words "made to sell as high" and you will ap- r An
preciate the BARGAIN you will get, at PJ.U.U
Sale Opens at 8:30 A. M. Likely to be over before
noon. Every pattern Hat (except the white), will be
offered at away down prices. Unless you come in the
morning you cannot expect either best selection or best
Concentrated Energy
in Delicious Form
That's "Cobbs"
For the soldier boy always welcome in trench or
camp. Loved by children and welcomed by their elders,
the fame of COBB'S CANDY is now INTERNATIONAL.
We have enough letters of appreciation from "Ovei
There" to prove its popularity, and the Poilu knows, for
the French have led the world as confectioners.
Saturday, as always, the busiest of -days In this busy
section. Give us your Sunday orders for Creams and
Ices in the ynorning, please. Several specials in Bon
Bons, likely to be sold by noon.
Kilpatrick's for Silks
at 8 :30 A. M. Big silk business enables us to stage this
Spring Sale of short lengths from regular stock earlier
than usual. The variety is large, quality superb, styles
latest. $1.19 PER YARD, formerly in our own stock
$1.50 up to $2.25. We never have to coax folks to a
SILK SALE Kilpatrick quality at reduced prices is al
ways bait enough.
Every Saturday is peculiarly Glove Day in this store.
Lots of New Silk and Fabrics just in. Scarce colors such
as Tan, Khaki, Navy, Sand, White with colored stitch
ing, in all sizes. A summer weight silk at 85 per pair.
Of course, we have Kids for all occasions. Dressed and
.Women-of refinemert are exceedingly particular
about their undergarments. We cater specially to this
class. From the Philippine islands comes garments of
soft Nainsook, finest quality, embroidered on the islands
by Nuns and their pupils. Were we to buy now, cost
would be much greater. Night Gowns and Envelope
Chemise, at $1.95 and $2.98
One-piece Pajamas catch at once the eye of particular
people. The "Billie Burke" night suit is another favor
ite. Crepe de Chine Envelope Chemise, flesh color, trim
med daintily with lace, at . . . . . . .$2.95
Children's Section
Summer hats for girls of every age. A nobblness, a
nattiness, a chicness that makes them irresistible.
Middies, popular as ver. Every time we fill In we
have to pay more. If you understood fully the advances
you would lay In a summer supply. We are not urging
this, however.
Possibly our close contact with the French Is what
makes Smocks so fashionable for girls and young misses'
cute and correct.
Cleanup of a lot of Sweaters for ages 4 to 10 years.
Quantities small, prices $1.98 and $2.98. Yarn would
cost more. v :;
Tailored Suits for bigger glrla and littler women.,
Two very interesting lots, at ... . .$25.00 and. $39.00
The Season for Silly Selling of Toilet Articles Is now
in full blast. We accept the challenge and here are the
Pebeco Tooth Paste, 34d. Hind's Cream, 36. Wood
bury's Facial Soap, 19$. Colgates' Cashmere Boquet,
10. 25c size Mentholatum, 17. Cuticura Soap, 19.
Physicians' and Surgeons' Soap, 8 cake. Colgates' Tooth
Paste, 235. Solid back Hair Brushes, 49. Tooth
Brushes, 12,2. 50c Listerine, 39. And on anything
else that we have we will match the foolish prices made
by others. ;
We would like to forget a very unpleasant page In
the history of the early closing movement in Omaha.' We
know who the pioneers were, and many of those who
worked .for shorter hours have good memories. We
gladly welcome all to join the movement, but some of the
claims made by late converts are so far from being cor
rect that we hereby challenge them. Stick to facts, gen
.tlemen, and we'll have no quarrel, persist in your unwar
ranted claims and we'll tell the story if the -press ot our
city will pubish it.
Honor to whom honor is due!
Cut Glass Sugar and Creamer,
Vases, Mayonnaise Dishes, Cov
ered Butter or Jelly Dishes,
Handled Nappies and Syrup
Pitchers, pick at . 81.00
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