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VOL. XLVII NO. 46.
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POflTS OF. HOLLAND
Dutch Fear Invasion of Their Country By Huns; Continued
Pressure After Settlement of Some Points in
s Dispute Causes Feeling of Depression
at The Hague. ' '
London, April 27. Dispatches from Holland this after
noon say that although, according to The Hague Vaderland, the
questions of customs difficulties, of which Germany had com
plained, and the use of the Limburg railway, which Germany
demanded, have been settled in her favor, Germany still main
tains her ground on the sand and gravel question.
Germany has expressed much annoyance at the stoppage
by Holland of Rhine traffic and the fact that Holland negotiated
with the United States regarding the cessation of Dutch ships
before their seizure and concealed these negotiations from Ger-
As a result, says a dispatch from
The Hague to the Amsterdam Tele
graaf, the feeling there has never
been more depressed. There is an im
pression in re me quarters in Holland
that sp long as von Kuehiemann re
mains German foreign secretary, Hol
land will not be pressed to the ex
treme. But this view is not held by
others, who dispute it on the ground
that while von Kuehlmann and his
party are sincere they have little in
fluence in the conduct of German af
fairs, the real rulers being the mill.
I tary party, which has its eyes on tho
Dutch North Sea ports.
The Vaderland urges the Dutch
premier, to form a national cabinet
WILL RESIST AGGRESSION.
Amsterdam, April 27. According
to The Hague Vaderland the prospect
of an agreement between Holland and
Germany has slightly improved since
yesterday. While it has been agreed
to reopen the Limburg railway, there
is still a difference regarding' the
nature and extent of' the transport
ver the railroad and by waterway.
The Telegraf, under the heading,
fll it must be," recalls the German
attack on Beleium and says:
"If Holland now is to be placed at
the same cross roads as Belgium,
then the government may be certain
v" that the nation will rally around it in
the hour of danger. Every one will
ardently hope that this cup may be
spared us and is it not almost , un
thinkable that the crime which has
-been branded 'Cain's mark on the
forehead of the violator' should be
repeated against us? But if it must
be, our motto will be 'they shall not
pass' neither they nor their' neces
sities. We want peace, but we fear
dishonor more than war. Holland
will remain herself."
' . Neutrality Menaced.
YVashington, April 27. Negotia
tions between the State department
and the war trade board with the
Netherlands government regarding
the monetary consideration and the
amount of grain and raw materials to
'be allowed to go forth to Holland in
return for the use of Dutch shipping
seized in American ports have reached
a point where, a mutually satisfactory
agreement has been brought in sight.
The main concern of the officials
here now is the outcome of the
negotiations between Germany and
Holland growing out of the new Ger
man demands which include the right
to transport across Dutch territory
sand and gravel, part of which would
s be used for military purposes. , The
granting of Germany's demand in this
regard might be construed as a viola
tion of Holland's neutrality.
Swiss Press Protest.
Germany's attitude toward "the
small European neutral nations, par
ticularly Holland and; Switzerland,
has caused sharp protests from the
Swiss press, an. official dispatch today
from. France said. fcThe increased
pressure which Germany threatens to
exert on Switzerland, according to the
dispatch, has created a particularly
painful impression at this time be
cause of negotiations between the re
public and Germany for a new
' "Upon the subject of the menacing
note which the Nord Deutscher
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CompatiTe Local Record.
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Mean temperature ..r, 49 J . 62 ' ' 6
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Excess for cor. period, M17 .01 Inch -.
Ne'fctisncy for cor. period, 116. .1.S7 lnch
, L. A. WELSH. Meteorologist. '
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SON OF DEPOSED
RULER 0F RUSSIA
Counter Revolution Reported
at Petrograd Under Lead of
Grand Duke Michael, Act
ing as Regent.
(By Associated Press.)
London, April 27. A dispatch from j
Copenhagen to the Exchange Tele-j
graph says it is reported that a counter I
revolution has broken out in Petro
It reports that while no telegrams
have, been received from Petrograd
for .several days, there are rumors
from Finland that there 1 is 'serious
rioting at the capital and that the
rumor is persistent that Grand Duke
Alexis Nikolaievitch v has been pro
claimed emperor and that Grand
Duke Alevandrovitch ; is the real
leader in Russian affairs. -
, Michael in Power.
Copenhagen, April 27. The Stock
holm Aftonbludet says that definite
reports have been received from Abo,
Finland, that Grand Duke Alexis
Nikolaievitch, son of the former em
peror of Russia, has been proclaimed
emperor, with Grand . Duke Michael
Alexandrovitch as regent
When Emperor Nicholas abdicated
the Russian throne at midnight'
March IS, 1917, he also renounced
succession to the crown of his son,
Grand Duke Alexis, in favor of Grand
Duke Michael Alexandrovitch. The
next afternoon Grand Duke Michael
himself . abdicated, thus bringing the
Romanoff dynasty to an end. Where
the proclamation referred to in the
foregoing report was issued is. not
apparent from the Copenhagen dis
patch. Instigated by Germany.
Washington, April 27. Reports
from Copenhagen of persistent ru
mors from Finland that Grand Duke
Alexis Nikolaievitch, son of the for
(Contlnned on Pace Four. Column Tiro.)
Sinking, Say Physicians
St. Paul,1 April 27. Late tonight
physicians attending Archbishop
Ireland reported that his condition
"was not quite as satisfactory as it
THINGS THAT ARE GERMAN
Pictures of the Kaiser and Steins Are
v No Longer Popular in the Omaha Homes.
NOW CONSIGNED TO DISCARD
With the passing of all things Ger
man in Omaha, the Germantein, for
years held in high esteem and rever
ence by German-American families,
must also be relegated to the ash heap,
leading citizens declare.
Since America ' entered the world
war the teaching of the German lan
guage as been suppressed; pictures
of the kaiser have been torn from the
walls; in whole, anything that is Ger
man is held in disrepute.
Steins have adorned the shelves of
many American homes for years; they
have been the intermediary of friend
ship at beer gardens; have clinked
brimful' of lager, while associates
joined in aWmg of "Auld Lang Syne;"
have stood, unmolested, in the ban
quet halls of German-American as
sociations as remembrances of a
Germany that was once loved and
cherished, and tHSt will now be for
gotten, the patriots say;
As the teaching of German language
in public schools has betii suppressed
and all fofnier honor for Germanism
has been lost, so the . stein standing
in the midst of many American homes
as reminiscences of a Germany en
gaged in the ruthless slaughter of hu
manity will be destroyed for a two
Gould Dietz, chairman of the Oma
"ja Red Cross committee, in a spirit
f ' ' '
WEDS 'CENTRAL' AT
NEW YORK CAMP
Private James W. Morse, in
Aviation Section, Has Military
- Ceremony Result of Wire
Watertown, N. Y., April 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Private James W.
Morse, company six aviation section
of the "signal corps, was married at
5 o'clock today by Rev. Frank An
derson, . pastor of the First Baptist
church of this city, to Miss Georgia
M. Flick, a telephone operator , of
Lancaster. Pa., in front of his com
pany's headquarters at Madison bar
racks. N. Y., training camp.
The ceremony was witnessed by
the men of Private Morse's com
pany, who stood at attention as the
marriage lines were read. Today's
wedding is the result of a romance
started 11 lyears ago, when Private
Morse was attending the Maryland
agricultural college. . His bride was
at that time chief operator in the
Bell telephone company's office there.
They became acquainted over the
Morse accompanied the Stefansson
expedition to Alaska, a few years
ago, and was in Honolulu for several
years as photographer for the Hearst
Pathe 'films. He is the son of Dr.
and Mrs. George Bryon Morse of
"Devil Dogs " German Name
' For U. S. Soldiers of Sea
New York, April 27. United States
itiarines in service in France are proud
of the title "Teufel Hunden" or "Devil
dogs" conferred upQn them by the
Germans, according to letters re
ceived at marine corps headquarters
here. The name, the letters say, saves
the "soldiers of the sea" from select
ing a substitute for the unfavored
"Wow, those guys put us in the
same class with the 'ladies from
hell,'" a veteran sergeant of the
marines was quoted as saying in one
note sent home.
of frenzy at the Hohenzollern tribe,
broke the finest stein he had in his
"That stein," Mr. Dietz said, "was
decorated with the rarest of metal and
I cherished it until the kaiser showed
his putrid blood by killing innocent
women and children. And do you
think I could stand by that stein gaz
ing at the, bust of that murderer
adorning , its top? Never; Nso I
smashed it to the floor."
Another similar instance was shown
when Julius Rachman, 1629 Lothrop
street, snatched every stein from the
walls of his home and broke them
into thousands of piecesr "That will
help some to destroy any reverence
held for Germany," he said. ,
" The Red Cross salvage committee,
headed by Frank Burkley, will gather
all steins available in the . city and
hold a "stein breaking fest." The two
fold purpose of destroying the steins
will be affected by the use of lead,
platinum or gold decorations that
adorn the vessels and by an increased
spirit of patriotism that will automat
ically prevail from the act, Mr. Dietz
declared. The idea has been endorsed
by prominent Omahans and will be
taken up throughout the United
States. The salvage committee of the
Red Cross H! make "use of the steins
or metal decorations turned in
FREMONT WOMAN GETS FIRST
PRIZE FOR BEST FLAGSALUTE
Mrs. Will W. Blackman Offers Best Suggestion; Contest
Conducted By The Bee Proves Great Success; No
Two Answers Are Alike.
WINNERS OF THE BEE'S WOMAN SALUTE CONTEST.
First prize, $20: Mrs. Will W. Blackman, 435 West
Eleventh street, Fremont Neb.
Second prize, $15: A. Burg, 411 West Second street,
Grand Island, Neb. , y..K.-::f-V v' -!-vv''--
Third prize; $10: A. LrTrmblin, 906 Woodmen of the
World building, Omaha. t) t , ;
Fourth prize, $5: Rl F. Kirwin, CNeili Neb.
- The big "Woman's Salute contest"
Prizes aggregating $50 donated by
Dr. E. C. Henry and The Bee, tor the
best salute with which women can
honor the American flag on patriotic
occasions, have been awarded. Hun
dreds of letters poured into The Bee
office, making it the most popular
contest ever held.'
Only the winning salute will be pub
lished, in accordance with the wishes
of the judges, who declared that there
should be no divided opinion on the
salute, and that everybody should
learn it by heart to be ready for the
next opportunity to show respect to
Women now have a distinct and in
dividual way of showing respect to
the emblem which means so much
to loyal Americans. No two letters
received were alike, but now that the
salute has been selected, every woman
can salute alike.
WINNERS NEARLY ALIKE.
The letters of the four winners were
almost identical, the judges only mak
ing the selection after every possible
point had been taken into consider
ation, and the new salute was rendered 1
many tunes for criticism and ob
servance. The salute contest was inaugurated
by Dr. E. C. Henry, head of Lord
Lister hospital, who is now a major
in the United States army. Major
Henry leaves Omaha tonight.
Practically the same regulations
will perhaps govern women in giving
their salute, as is perscribed for the
Sammies. A soldier does not salute
indoors, theaters for instance, but
pays respect to the flag, the national
anthem and officers byrising, when
conditions permit, and standing at at
Talented Artists Appear
Before Red Cross Benefit
A musical entertainment was given
by the Red Cross Benefit association
of M. E. Smith & Co. Saturday night.
Many talented Omaha artists donated J
their services to make the entertain
ment a success. Miss Thelma Skeen,
pupil of Miss DeLone, played a group
of selections on the harp, Miss Mar
garet Lee Burgess danced, and Miss
Clara Schneider, pupil of Prof. Frank
Mach, played a violin solo. .
The program was given under the
direction of Miss Agnes M. O'Connor,
who is in charge of the Red Cross
work of the organization. More than
$700 for the Red Cross has been raised
by the department.
Dodge County Man
Would Rather Buy
' WhUky Than Bonds
Fremont, Neb., April 27. (Spe
cial.) Ernest Sandberg, a car
penter, was brought to Fremont
from Snyder and placed in jail to
await a hearing on a charge of mak
ing seditious utterances. .
Sandberg, ' who is a native of
Sweden, is alleged to have cursed
the president, declared that he
would rather buy whisky than Lib-'
erty bonds and would rather be in
the penitentiary than join the army.
Sandberg told the officers who ar
rested him that he was a socialist
and for that reason was opposed to
the United States engaging in war.
' THE WINNING SALUTE
BY MRS. BLACKMAN.
Stand. at attention. Extend
right hand to aide of head, fin
gers and thumb .attended and
joined, palm outward and
toward the flag.
OF 'YELLOW PAINT
Excelsior Springs, Mo., April 27.
Otto Scharf. an orchestra leader of
Omaha, and Rudolph Gustoff, pro
prietor of the Nebraska hotel here,
were given costts of yellow paint here
here today by members of the local
Council of Defense. Scharf later was
arrested -and taken to Kansas City by
a deputy United States marshal.
Scharf is said to have declared that
EmpeVor William is a personal friend
ofhts and that he hoped the Amer
ican army now going to France would
not reach its destination.
A large crowd of cheering towns
people witnessed the ' painting of
Scharf before the hotel operated by
Gusloff. Gusloff hurried out and pro
tested and the crowd suggested that
he be painted also. The remainder of
the paint in ..the bucket then was ap
plied to Gusloff after which he was
forced to kneel and kiss the flag, as
Scharf had been made to do.
Otto Scharf formerly resided at
2009 Cass street, Omaha. He was
prominent in the Orpheum theater or
chestra. ' ,
For the First Three
Months of 1918
The Omaha Bee
Carried by far more
v Department Store Advertising
Than Any Other Paper in Omaha
find Also Showed the Greatest Gain
Here Are the Figures In Inches:
(Warfiald ft Haynst Adv. Agency, Measurements)
Bee. . W.-H. News.
' 1917 19,704 14,259 9,785 .
1918 24,908 16,713 12,371
Bee Gains . . ; .5,204
World-Herald Gains 2,894
News Gains .".2,586
What better barometer could you ask for
than the shrewd jpace buyer of a department
; store?. ' ,
Keep Your Eye On The Bee .
ALLIES BEAT OFF
REPEATED A HACKS
IN YPRES SEC TOR
Enemy Brought to Standstill By Franco-British Forces in
"Back to the Wall" Stand ; Several German Divisions :
Badly Smashed in Attacks South
'' of the Somme.'
(By Associated Press.)
By one of, those "back-to-the-wall" stands for which they
have been famous in this war, the Franco-British forces have
saved the situation in the Ypres sector from turning into an im
mediate big success for the Germans, after the loss by the allied
forces of the dominating peak of Kemmel.
Had the enemy been able at once to develop this success
in the Kemmel sector, as he attempted to do, the result proba
bly would have been disastrous
Ypres salient. The British, however, held firm agabst the at
tacks, which lasted all day south in the neighborhood of Voor
mezeek, two miles south of Ypres, and the French were equally
firm in defending the line in the sector of Locre west of Kemmel
protected by the heights of Mont Rouge and Scherpenberg. '
0 ADVANCE HALTED. '."
LIFE BY BREAKING
Mrs. Leone Driscol, Nearly
Overcome by Smoke, Barely
Able to Give Alarm
Mrs. Leone Driscol, musician and
composer, residing at 2543 North Sixty-second
street, Benson bad a nar
row escape Saturday afternoon when
fife damaged the first floor of her
home. ..;,; .. I1;.; !.
She 'was sleeping in an upstairs
bedroom and was awakened when
smoke entered her sleeping room.
She broke, a window with her shoe,
revived herself with fresh air and
then rushed downstairs to her tele
phone to notify the fire department.
A few minutes before Mrs. Driscol
retired she had been cleaning a pair
of gloves with gasoline and also used
an alcohol lamp, but the cause of
the fire was not definitely deter
mined. . ".,'
Ed Geiter of hose company No. 23,
Benson, suffered a severe cut in his
right wrist while extinguishing the
The losi was estimated at $500.
Mrs. Driscol returned Saturday
morning from Chicago, where she
negotiated for the publication of her
new song, "When Old Glory Floats
Over the Rhine."
Arrest of Bellboy Follows
Probe by Dry Agents
Two prominent - Nebraska- prohi
bitionists while on a visit to Omaha
recently are alleged by police to have
investigated carefully reports that
intoxicating liquor could be secured
with ease. As a result cf the in
vestigation, Jack Wynott, a 17-year-old
bell boy at the Castle hotel is
alleged to have promised to obtain
them a4 drink. '
The occurence was reported to the
police and Saturday night Wynott was
arrested and several bottles of
whiskey found in his possession. He
was charged with incorrigibility and
released to juvenile officers, t is
alleged Jhat Jie was employed by a
master bootlegger and has confessed
to his source of supply.
to the allied troops in the
Thus the enemy was brought to s
standstill. for the time being and Sat
urday morning did not bring with ' it
the resumption of hit infantry attacks.
He was assumed to be preparing for a
renewal of the assault, however, while
the Anglo-French forces were estab
lishing themselves more firmly for the
defense of the hill positions lying back
of Mount Kemmel, at which it is said
General von Arnim, commanding the
German army in the Ypres sector, will
nent strike. . t
MAY ABANDON SALIENT. T
The next day of two ' probably
will decide 'whether the allied command-will
attempt to cling to Ypress
and the salient which encircles it in
the face oft he threat to the imme.'
xliate rear of the Ypres .positions. A
uviai wimurswai irora inc -laiieiu
has been predicted by many of the'
military observers although the
British war office has declared such
a move was not necessarily forced
by the loss of Mount Kemmel.
-The military situation in Flanders
as s whole does not seem to be a
particularly happy one from the
allied viewpoint. The scheme of the
entente high command, however, it I
(pointed out, does not appear to be
particularly regardful of the map ex
cept where vital positions are threa
tened and confidence is expressed in
the ability of the allies , under their -unified
leadership to keep the situa
tion well within their grasp on the
northern, as well as the southern
battle front. .
Allies Score Gains in South.
In the south, jndeed, below the5
Somme, new evidence has been given'
of the strength of the allied positions
through, the continued progress the .
British have made through Villers
Bretonneux and Hangard and the,
success of the French in again forc
ing their way into Hangard village
and possessing themselves of other
valuable ground in this rearion. The
Germans, as the week closed, were
vinuaiiy no nearer tneir objective;
the allied base at Amiens, than the
were before their smashing attack on
Wednesday between the Somme and '
the Avre, while several more of their
divisions have been badly smashed
in the fighting against the British
and Franco-American defense.
Many Attend Dance r. 3
For Balloon Company '
More than 1,200 admissions were
paid to the farewell dance last night v
for the benefit of the 14th Balloon
company at Fort Omaha. The pro
ceeds from the dance will be used to
furnish camp comforts to the mem
bers of this company. ' ' -
Dan Desdumes' band played for the
merry makers at the Auditorium. The
14th company is one of the : oldest
companies now stationed at the fort",
and expect orders to entrain daily,;; . ,
Demands Grand Jury Probe . '
Of Shooting of Soldier
Des Moines, Ia.r April 27. -Brigal
dier General R. N. Getty, acting com.
mandent at Camp Dodge, today de
manded a grand jury investigation of
the shooting of Sergeant Wilbur F.
Lane, who was killed April 14 by
Policeman I,i W. Halley when the v
later fired at a seeding taxicab that
failed to obey ; his signal to stop, -..
General Getty declared it a "clear
case of manslaughter.". . ;
Railroad City Ticket - -Offices
Washington, April. 27. The rail- -road
administration ; announced that
arrangements have been made for the V
consolidation of city -ticket offices is
20 eastern cities. , Rental of the con
solidated offices will' be $213,000 a
year, or $1,070,000 a year less than f
present rentals. Similar arrange- "
ftients will be made soon in a num-'
ber of cities in the west. .
Two Killed by Tornado i l'
; In Crawford County, Kansas
Pittsburgh," Kans.; April"27. Two
persons are reported killed,, several
families1 homeless and several thous-' -r-nd
dollars damage done by a tornado
t'at swept across Crawford countvr'
rian., early today,, .
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