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Multi-Millionaire, President of
a Louisiana Railroad, Arrested
Because of Speech Made at
New Orleans, April 28. William
. fcaenDorn, presiaem 01 im tuniH
Pailway and Navagation company,
and a naturalized citizen of German
v birth, waa arrested by department of
justice agents tonight at Shrewsbury,
La., on an affidavit charging violation
of the espionage act.
The arrest followed a meeting here
ef the executive committee of the Na
tional Security league Louisania sec
tion, at which resolutions were , ad
opted characterizing alleged tttter-
fw FHenhnrn at an American
ization meeting of citizeni of German-
descent last Friday night as "seditious
treason against the United States and
iti allies. '
Edenborn. who is 70 years old and
reputed to be many times a million
aire, was taken into custody at he
stepped from a train of the road of
a-hich he is president
The resolution adopted by the
security league committee quoted
Edenborn as hiving . said at the
. "We need have n fear that Ger
many will ever attack the United
1 States. It would take a maritime na
tion to do that because America it
surrounded by water, America can
look to Other countries for any pos
sible attack! in the future." . ,' .
Edenborn, founder of the American
Steel & Wire company, now a part of
the United States Steel Corporation,
has been referred to as "father of the
wire industry in America." He came
to the United States from his birth,
place, Westphalia, Prussia.
TJ, S, ENGINEER IN
New York, April 28.-George A.
Kyle of Portland, Ore., the American
.engineer, who. since i March 5 has
been held captive by Chinese bandita
in the province of Honan, China, has
been released, according to advices to
the State department from the Ameri
can legation in Peking, forwarded to
the Siems-Carey Railway and Canat
company here. Two other Americana
and Chinese engineer previously bad
been freed. .
TNs message to, Kyle's employeri
here gave no details of how his release
was brought about, Kyle was chief
engineer of the Siems-Carey company
and was making a survey for 2,600
miles of railroad when captured with
E. J. PurselL another engineer, and a
Chinese assistant. Later H. J. Love,
a Virginian, employed by the British
American . Tobacco company, was
liH '(' .. J . i-i, . , 1 -it. f ..-,
All were reported liberated except
Ayie, woo was isiu to oe nem bb a
hnktatm tnr tha return nf a relative of
. t : j i v l f j - -
ne of the bandit chiefs captured by
America Must Put 7,000,000
Men in Field, Declares Taft
Cleveland, O, r April 28. Former
President Williarn H. Taft, apeaking
as a representative of the league to
KftlVlfeSi Ilk III IIUUI UMUB
of the federated churches here this
. a a a . .
iccrnoQn cauca upon . nrasiKi to
. abandon hope of 'early peace and pre
pare at once to tend an army of 7,
000,000 American soldiers to the
western front i, v
"America must calculate on a long
war," he said. "Let us have a plan
(to put five or seven millions of men
. over there."
Mr. Taft attacked the idea that we
.are at war with tha German neoole.
but with the German government.
"Make no mistake he said. "Its
the German people we must fight."
Republicans in House :
Oppose Minerals Bill
' Washington, April 28. Republican
opposition to the administration bill
to stimulate production of certain
minerals necessary for war purposes
and now largely Imported prevented
i final vote on the measure yesterday
in the house. ;-;v. . .,v-v-..,
Led by Representative Cannon of
Illinois ana Good of Iowa, republic
ans opposed the legislation on the"
(round that the authority sought to
be conferred on the president should
be exercised through the war finance
corporation; y ; , -
Hjsglnson Retires From
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston, April , 28. Major Henry
Lt Higginson, who? founded the
Boston Symphony orchestra in 1881
and since has sustained it in its
years of financial stress, retired to
day Irom the organization, which, will
. be continued under the direction of a
local , syndicate. The plans of the
orchestra had been regarded by the
public as somewhat indefinite since
the recent arrest and internment as
dangerous enemy ailen of Dr. Karl
Veterans of Past Wars
To Get Wound Chevrons
Washington, April 28. Authoriza
tion of special insignia for wounds re
ceived in action was Intended to he
retroactive,; the War department df-
cided today; Wound chevrons, there-
' (ore. will ha llitiM n vetrana nt
wars as well aa to soldiers who serve
in Jfance. The only requisite is that
tha tiniiirv mint hawthorn rriurl
irf action with the enemy and must
nave necessitated, treatment by
medical officer. .
Ira M. Smith, Former
; Omaha Business Man, Dead
Ira M. Smith died in Chicago Sun
day. The news waa received ; by
Thomas A. Fry. Mr. Smith was as
sociated, with Mr. Fry here for 10
years wTlh Kj Booth & to.' He then
went to. Chicago where he became
viee president and general manager
of the company. At the time of his
H was be?A of a large planing
Vl ! C' r to. ' f 'c is survived bv his
KING QF ITALY SEEKS U, S.
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V VICTOR '
Vina Virtnrl nf Itatv in a rrent
statement to Qiptain Fiorelle H. La
Guardia of the American flying corps
in Itilv laid! "AmKriran trnom on
the Piave front would prove to the
enemy that America is reauy in tne
war. The enemy across the trenches
are not convinced the American sol
diers are really crossing the ocean.
borne of their propaganda leatiets say
the American soldiers are being pre
vented from reaching Europe by Ger
many's submarines." , -f
IN FLANDERS, SAYS
(Continued From Paf Ona.)
guard Wood an enmy local attack
"In Finland, General Count von
Der Goltz took Tevastahus (on the
railroad 50 miles north of Helsing
fors) after an engagement. On
entering the town our troops were
enthusiastically greeted by popula
tion." The German official communication
issued this evening says:
"There is nothing new to report."
Huns Thrown Back.
London. Aoril 28. The Germans
made an attack yesterday afternoon
on the northern side of the Flanders
salient, capturing the town of Voor-
mezeele. two miles south ot x pres. Dut
were driven out last night by a coun-
ter attack, the war office announces.
Late at night the Germans again at
tacked on this front.
The statement follows:
; "Yesterday afternoon a hostile at
tack developed in -the neighborhood
of Voormezeele. The enemy suc
ceeded in capturing the village, but
was driven out early in the night by
our counter attack. At a late hour the
enemy again attacked in this locality.
-There was local ngnting mrougn
out the night on both sides of the
Yores-Corn nes canal. successful
raids, in which we captured over SO
?risoners and four machine 'guns and
ranch mortars were carried out last
night south of Gavrellc and in the
Lens and Mill u sectors, a ram at
tempted by the enemy north of Bal
leul was repulsed.
"The artulery activity continues on
both sides of the battle fronts."
Little Fighting Sunday.
The fishting today along the Brit
ish front in France was largely con
fined to minor operations, according
to Field Marshal Haig's report to
night. The British positions in the
Ypres sector were heavily bombarded.
The statement says:
"A hostile attack in the neighbor
hood of Locre was reported to be
developing this afternoon. Other
wise, the infantry action today has
been confined to local engagements
on different parts of the battle fronts.
south of the somme, a nuniuer ot
prisoners have been brought in by our
patrols in the neighborhood of Villers
Brettonneux. Artillery activity con
tinued on both sides.
'Th is afternoon the hostile artillery
heavily bombarded our positions in
the Ypres sector."
. French Repulse Attacks.
Paris, April 28. Violent artillery
ficrhtinr occurred last night north of
the Avre, southeast of Amiens, and in
the region between Lassigny and No
yon, on the southern side of the Fi
cardy battle front, the war office re
ported this afternoon. French troops
repulsed Serman attacks northwest
of Rheims and in the sectors of St.
Mihiel. near which are stationed the
American troops which were attacked
by the Germans a week ago, Lune
ville, in the vicinity of which there
has been an American force, and Le
The was office announcement to-
" There were violent bombardments
from Villera-Brettonneux to the Luce
river and in the region of Novon.
"Eastern theater. April Z7. the
artillery activity was weak alons; the
wnoie iront , save in tne region oi
Monastir and on the Cerna where our
heavy artillery carried out fires of
destruction. In the region of Vetre
nik, Serbian assault annihilated a
Bulaanan .'section. Two enemy
machines were forced to make a land
ing --f - v -
Dispute Over Babies
Decision From Court
New York, April 28. Confronted
with the necessity of determining
the ownership of two babiea which
may, or may not, have become
mixed' In the maternity hospital
where they were born, Police Mag
istrate Haley, after Invoking the
shade of Solomon, decided yester
day that the mothers in the case
should exchange the infanta for a
Mrs. Gussie Felner. mother of one
, baby, was complainant against Mrs.
Jacob Leonitt, mother of the other.
Ira. Felner was sure that the wrong
youngster waa given to her; Mrs,
Leoniff was not so sure, but she
vat ratisfied to make the exchange
Ten Divisions, Comprising
120,000 Men, Used in Suc
cessful Mt;Kemrael Drive;
Losses Very Heavy.
(By Amoclated Tntt.f
With the British Army in France.
April 28. -An intense bombardment
of the allied positions in the Kemmel
sector has been continued by the
German gunners, but up to noon yes
terday the enemy had'made no fur
ther attacks in this region. General
von Arnim was busy consolidating the
positions won yesterday and. reorgan
izing his forces for a new drive
against the ether hills held by the
allies west of Kemmel. -
The German commander" will Have
to bring up tresh troops for further
operations, for the casualties suffered
by the enemy yesterday were exceed
ingly heavy Proof of this was given
by the disusing sight on the bat
tlefield over which tne contenaing
errnil stril irirW Durinir vesterdav's
attacks by the enemy one British
brigade inflated four times as many
losses as they themselves suffered.
German Losses Excessive.
In tutinli. Hector, hut cer
tainly the ' German losses were ex
cessive at mny points. At i-ocre,
which the French recaptuied last
night and where the fighting raged
most of the oay, tne numaer oi w
man dead was very large.
General von Arnim employed about
10 division in yesterday's assaults,
fresh trOODB. This
meant that on a front of about 10,000
yards, between Dranoutre and the
VnrM.rnniivr, ratio! the allies had
a total of 120,000 troops against them.
One of tie' new German di
visions arrived at Kemmel from
Verdun April 24.
French Retake Locre.
Th Frrn.h in last niffht's ODera-
tions not only drove the Germans
from Locre, but took Hospice an 3
T.nrr farm l.oth strnnir nointa IviriL?
to the southeast of the village. Locre
was one ot ut most nouy contested
points along the front.
The allied attack south of Villers-
Rritnmiaii vtcrrlav o-av rise 'to
very heavy fighting. Some progress
was maae 10 -.vara reclaiming mis po
sition which the enemy held as a re-
iilf n( th fl.rmin mish VVfHnPSfiav.
The enemy in a counter attack threw
themselves tgainst one French di
vision seven times without being able
to get forwaid.
The Britisn today had nearly 900
German prisoners in the cages as a
remit nf nl1.r rrtnnti" nneratinnn
which began Wednesday night. The
1 . t . 1
uritisn yesic:aay- aiso iook several
hundred in the fighting north of
WILL NOT BREAK,
Chicago, April 28. William G. Mc
Adoo, secretary of the treasury, at a
mass meeting here tonight, declared
that the allies' line in France will hold.
"We are not daunted, fellow, coun
trymen, by what is happening in Eu
rope," he said. "We are not dis
couraged because the lines of our gal
lant associates have been bent. We
are not afraid that the Huns can break
through the western front,
"At the close of the campaign on
May 4, the people of America must
send a thunderous message to our
defenders on land and sea that we are
standing behind them with all of their
resources and with the inflexible reso
lution to see this war finished with
the finish of the kaiser's militsry de
spotism." Federal Officers Round Up
Two Alleged German Agents
San Diego, Cal., April 28. In the
capture of Albert Keffl and Lewis
Gruber, Austrian, who were taken in
custody shortly aner day break today
at the international boundary near
Tijuana by customs officials, federal
agents believe they have rounded up
two of the most important of Ger
many's agents in this country.
Both men were said by the federal
authorities, to have had on their, per
sons a large amount of data concern
ing the naval and military activities
of the United States.
According to the federal authorities,
Keffl, who is a former sergeant in the
Fifth artillery, U. S. A, had just com
pleted a tour of eastern and southern
army concentration camps and had
joined Gruber in San Diego.
Gordon Lad Wins Honors in
" State Humorous Contest
Gordon, Neb., April 28. (Special.)
The humo'ous section of the state
declamatory contest was held in the
high school auditorium last evening
There were six contestants from vari
ous parts of the state, the winners in
the different district contests.
The decision of the judges was
unanimous in every respect, and was
as follows: First place to, "Mince
Pies," given by Robert Trahmer of
Gorddn; second to v"Cupid and the
Cadillac," given by Eunice Diller oi
Wilber; and third to "The Saleslady,"
given by Wtima Carroll of Randolph.
The local speaker, Robert Tranmer,
is a ninth grade student, only 14 years
Curtailment of Banana and'
Pineapple Imports Proposed
. Washington, April 28. New and
far-reachinff restrictions on imports
are in process of formulation by the
shipping board, to permit furnishing
larger Quantities of tonnage asked by
Major General Goethals, acting
quartermaster, general, for the use of
the anu-v. I
' An effort is being made, in co
operation with Business men, to find
substitutes for restricted articles and
materials, so that the country will be
placed virtually on a seif-supportingr
importers of bananas ; and nine
apples came" to Washington today
! prepared to approve definite arrange
I rents for restrictions' on imports of
OMAHA, MONDAY, APRIL
Man Against War
Traitor To Country,
New Yorlt, April 28-No Araeri
can has a right to a night's sleep un
less during the day he has done
something to aid in the war against
Germany, declared Colonel Thtc
dore Roosevelt tonight in urging an
audience at the Brooklyn Academy
of music to invest in the third Lib
"The man who does not tliink that
it was America's duty to fight for
her own sake, in view of the in
famous conduct of Germany toward
us, stands on a level with a man
who wouldn't think it necessary- to
fight in a private quarrel because his
wife's face was slapped,' asserted
the former president, prefacing an
attack on the "conscientious ob
jector." "The American who Is not now
heart and soul in favor of fighting
this war through to 1 victorious
conclusion, said the colonel, "is a
traitor to his country and to man
kind. .He is unfit to live in Ameri
ca. He is unfit to be a free man,
for his soul is the soul of a slave."
WAR BILLS AWAIT
Draft Amendment and Sedition
Legislation to Follow Enact
ment of Government Reor
Washington, April 28. Prospects
of passage by the senate early this
week of the Overman bill, giving the
president authority to reorganize gov
ernment departments, promises to
open the way for enactment of a
miscellaneous lot' of war legislation.
On the program for completion
during the week are the bills to ex
tend the selective draft law to youths
now 21 years of age and establish
draft quotas on the basis of the num
ber of men in class 1, the sedition
bill, the housing bill atd other meas
ures. Senator Gore of Oklahoma, chair
man of the senate agricultural com
mittee and author of the proposal
which the house rejected, for raising
the government minimum guaranteed
price of wheat to $2.50 a bushel, plans
to call his bill in the senate this week.
He will make a fight for the increase,
but many senators believe the senate
will yield to the house and not dis
turb the present guarantee.
Repeal of the national German
American alliance charter, despite
voluntary dissolution, promises to be
brought up this week by Senator King
of Utah, author of the repeal resolu
tion. Senator Owen of Oklahoma plans
another address in favor of his reso
lution for an international boycott
of Germany and Germans, if Germany
refuses to adopt principles of inter
national conduct drawn and accepted
by the allies. .
American Labor Pledged
To Carry on War to Finish
London. April 28. The American
labor delegation which is visiting
England was entertained at luncheon
today in the banquet hall of White
Hall palace and met representatives
of the British and foreign press.
James' Wilson, head of the dele
We recognize as a fundamental
truth that there can be no democracy
with the triumph of the imperial Ger
man government. The fight must be
carried on to its finish.
"The American lalinr movement, in
whosa behalf mv cnlleaoriics and 111 v.
self have been authorized to speak,
declares most emphatically that they
will not agree to a peace conference
with the enemies of civilization, ir
resDective of what cloak thev wear.
until Prussian militarism has with
drawn within its wt boundaries, and
then not until the Germans ' have,
through proper representatives
nroved to our natiiifartinn that thev
recognize the right of peoples and
civilized nations 10 oetermme tor
themselves what shall be their
Sedition Charge Confronts
Reed on Return From Russia
KTer Vnrt Anril ?RTrW Peed
an Ameriran macazine writer whntt
appointment as bolsheviki consul
general at New York was withdrawn
some time after he left Russia, was
held under surveillance by the navy
intelligence bureau for eight hours
when ne arrived here today aboard a
He was allowed to leave the vessel
after special arrangements had been
made for his appearance at the federal
building tomorrow to plead to his
indictment for writing for The Masses
articles alleged by the government to
be seditious ,
Canadians Score Success
: In Raids Opposite LenS
T nnrtnn Anril 28. The Canadians
have carried out three successful raids
opposite Lens, taking 60 prisoners
nrt fnnr machine dins and killinS
many Germans, says a dispatch from
Reutcra (correspondent at pruun
headquarters in France.
Kenly Makes Flight.
nc;..l-. v V Anrit ?R Ttriwarlier
ftenerat William L. Kenlv. newlv ap
pointed chief of the division of aero
nautics, landed here today wun tnree
companions after a non-stop flight
from Washington in a powerful
Italian biplane. The trip was .made
against a head -wind in three and one
quarter hours, said to be a record.
Of Allied Navies
Planned by Council
Paris, April 28. The inter-allied
naval council, which concluded its
sitting this afternoon, made import
ant decisions with a view to obtain-'
ing closer collaboration between the
allied naval forces and Intensifying
their joint action.
George Leygues, French minister
of marine, proposed the following
resolution, which was adopted:
"The interallied naval counci ex
presses its admiration for coolness,
daring and splendid courage dis
played by the Britfch navy in the
attacks on Ostend and Zeebrugge
and for the rapidity with which it
gained its objectives, despite the
immense difficulties of the enter
prise and the desoerate resistance
IN ALL ATTEMPTS
Stern Resistance Prevents De
velopment of Offensive as In
tended; Allies Hold Foe
Wherever They Make Stand. .
(Br AnoelstM PrcM.)
With the French Army in France.
Saturday, April 27. Stern opposition
encountered by the Germans in their
attacks in' the region of the Somme
and in Flanders, near Kemmel Hill,
has prevented them thus far from de
veloping their renewed offensive on
the great scale which they undoubt
edly intended. Each of their attacks
may be regarded as an effort to pre
pare the way" for a more extended ac
tion in the ent of an important ini
tial success at either point, but the
resistance offered at both places ap
parently discouraged the German
commanders ' from launching mare
serious attempts to break through.
In Picardv, where the Germans at
tempted to divide the French from
the British around VillerS-BretOnneux
and Hangard, the line remained to
day much the same as it was before
the attack was begun three days ago
German Losses Severe.
The only result of the Germans' on
slaught, in whjch they utilized eight
divisions, is the loss of a large num
ber of men, without any advance, and
certainly without obtaining a jumping
off place for the real attack they ex
pected to make if successful. The al
lied commander-in-chief decided,
when the Germans occupied Villers
Brettonneux and Hangard, that their
continued possession by the enemy
would endanger the security of the
lfne in front of Amiens, and imme
diately sent forces with orders to re
capture them. The attacks at these
points were executed with the great
est courage znd success.
Further north, where the Germans
gained Kemmel Hill by the employ
ment of nine divisions, the allied
commander-in-chief regarded it as un
necessary to make the sacrifice that
would have teen entailed in regaining
the lost territory, since it is not es
sential to maintenance of the allied
position. In this way the allied re
serves are spared intact for future use.
There is confidence among the allies
m the ability to hold the Germans
wherever they choose to make a
Bank License Refused
To Loan Recalcitrants
Kansas City, April 28. Failure to
subscribe to Liberty loans or give to
the Red Cross in proportion to their
reputed wealth has resulted in six
men of a western Kansas town being
refused right to organize a national
bank, Fred Robertson, district at
torney for Kansas, announced today.
Foreigners in Holland
To Be Closely Watched
London, April 28. A bill introduced
in parliament contains provisions for
stricter supervision of foreigners re
siding in Holland during the present
extraordinary war situation, according
to a Reuter dispatch from The Hague.
The Largest Truck
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"OM St, Lincoln. f924 Locust St., Dei Moinee.
Salvation Army GirU
Heroines of Battle
t $P Ci J
Misses Gladys and Irene Mclntyre,
Salvation army workers at the front;
proved themselves heroines at the
Battfe of Seicheprey. They stuck to
their posts under fire, serving the
American fighters with food and
cheering words. The girls are daugh
ters of Colonel W. A. Mclntyre, who
is in charge of Salvation aimy work
in New York and New Jersey
British Casualties in Raid '
On U-Boat Bases Total 588
London, April 28. The total Brit
ish casualties in the operations Tues
day against Zeebrugge and Ostend
were 588, according to an official an
nouncement tonight. These were
divided as follows:
Officers killed, 16: died of wounds.
3; missing, 2; wounded, 29.
Men killed, 144: died of wounds.
25; missing. 14; wounded, 35.
NOW IS THE TIME TO
v ' riute. mjc a jar Enongn tor 60 Dozen Eggs.
Mode by GEO. H. LIE CO, Omaha,
nrite or Phone Donglas 838 for Nearest Dealer's Same.
Pioneers of the Internal Gear
Deliveries of These Trucks
Can Be Made Now
PUBLIC FOR LOSS
OF CHANNEL PORTS
Evacuation of Ypres May En
tail Abandonment of Dunkirk,
Calais and Boulogne, Lon
don Papers Intimate.
London, April 28. Some of the
newspapers appear to be preparing
the public for the loss of the channel
ports. The Times today says:
"There is no denying that the loss
of Kemmel Hill is a considerable
tactical success for the enemy, and it
will be well therefore, to prepare for
the receipt of other disagreeable news.
If the enemy is able to extend his
grip on Kemmel we may be com
pelled to evacuate xpres. su&n
evafeuation would not inevitably entail
the abandonment ofDunkirk, Calias
and Boulogne, but it is well to realize
that these consequences bight ensue.
We must remember that the Ger
mans cannot win the war by the oc
cupation of Ypres and the channel
ports," - . .
The Evening News said last night:
"The capture of Kemmel Hill un-'
doubtedly is a useful step in the di
rection of Calais and Boulogne, and
it is frankly admitted that its loss
gravely imperils Ypres."
Mrs. Preston Urges American
Women to Be United in War
New York, April 28. A war mes
sage to the women of America from
Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, formerly
Mrs. Grover Cleveland, was made
public tonight by the National Se
"We can win if America can be
held steadfast and unswerving and the '
women of America can hold her stead
fast," said Mrs. Preston. "Against at!
temptations to compromise, the
women of America should stand firm
and united." ,
Dr. Sidonio Paes Elected
President of Portugal
Lisbon, April 28. Dr. Sidonio Paes,,
premier and foreign minister, today
was elected president of the republic
by direct universal suffrage.
"PUT DOWN" EGGS
NEXT WINTER'S USE"
It 70U know Maotly hew HIGH th
price of t will (o by out winter
you can flfur exactly how greet
will be your saving by "putting down"
a cat or more NOW while price are
The Easy and Beet Way.
Etfir-o-l&tum pleased thousands of
housawlves last season because It
proved so easy to use so economical
In cost (lo dozen), and because
the eggt "put up" kept perfectly (or
a year, retaining all ot their goodness
ot quality and flavor.
"Z put dowa a number ( egga In
Egg-o-latum and found It so much
superior to th Water Olaaa method."
John 8. Nlchol, Belle-rue, P.enn,
"I put down ality dessa err lest
summer with Egg-o-latum, and not
en spoiled.' We all think that was
una." Mrs. r. u rorter, Meey, iteD,
.ue an4 twQ daughters
j on )
i fruits. : ; ; v v,;-. - r f
of the, enemy.