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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY . 14, .1918.
Titled Son-in-Law of Louis F.
Swift, Packer, Released on
; $50,000 Bond in Habeas
(Br Aasoclaled Preae.)
Chicago, May 13. Count James
Minotto, soni-n-law of Louis F.
. Swift, the packer, was taken into cus
tody here today by deputy United
States marshals two weeks after his
arrest was ordered on a presidential
warrant The count, who successfully
'defended himself two months ago
against deportation proceedings, now
is preparing to fight internment under
the presidential warrant. He is at
liberty on $50,000 bonds in habeas cor-
Judge Carpenter set the hearing for
May 20. r .
Count Minotto is a man of such
tangled nationalities that he comes
near to being man without a coun
try, ; His father was an Italian of
avowed pro-German sympathies and
his mother is a noted German actress.
He was born in Berlin and educated
' in the banking business in Germany.
Offer of Services Refused.
When the, European war broke out
-he was employed in a German bank
in London. He came to the Unted
States and took out first naturaliza
hut never comoleted
the naturalization process. At first
he was openly pro-German, but when
: Italy entered the war, he offered to
return to his father's land as an Italian
' reservist, and was refused for phys
ical reasons. Later he offered an am
bulance service to the Italian govern
ment, but this gift also was refused.
Then he sought a' commission in
, the United States army, but his Ger
man citizenship prevented. He of
fered his services to the bureau of
' naval intelligence to become a United
- States secret service agent, but offi
1 :ials suspected him of bad faith and
did not accept.
SPEAKERS OF NOTE
TO TAKE PART IN
: RED CROSS DRIVE
Washington. May 13. Led by Gen
eral Pershing'a SO "veterans" and 200
wounded French, British, Canadian
! and Australian officers and privates,
some 7,500 speakers are to bring the
needs of the American Red Cross
home to the country next week dur-
; ing the drive for a second $100,000,-
uw war iuiiu, ,
There also will be a singing lec
tion headed by Madame Schumann
He inck and Alma Gluck.
Former President Taft will head
the civilian speakers, who will Include
Charles E. Hus-hes. Alton B. Parker,
Charles W. Fairbanks, Leslie M.
. Shaw, ' George Wickersham, Sena
tori Kenyon, Watson, Norris and
Cummins, Commissioner of Educa
, tion Claxton, Huge Gibson, William
Allen White, Booth Tarkington,
Meredith Nicholson, Hughes Leroux,
formerly editor of Le Matin, of Paris,
Frederick Ward. . Otis Skinner and
William Hodge. ,
Archbishop! Mundelein and Hanna,
'Bishop Lawrence of Massachusetts
- and Bishop Gaylor and many others
will represent the churches. '
Women sneakers will include Mrs.
August Belmont, Mrs. J. Borden
Harriman and Miss Kathleen Burk,
who won the title of commander of
the order for her work in Belgium
and in connection with the Scottish
womens hospital, activities.
Trenchard Accepts Command
In Air Forces in France
" London, May 13. Major General
Hugh Trenchard, whose recent res-
ignation as chief of the air staff be
because of a disagreement with Ba
ron Rothermere, , then secretary of
state for the air forces, caused -the
latter to be severely criticized, has
accepted the command of an impor
tant part of the British air force in
France, it was announced in the
House of Commons today by Chan
- cellor Andrew Bonar Law, the war
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ens Killed, Another Hurt
As Railroad Derrick Falls
. Logan, la.. May 13. (Special Tele
gramsPeter Hansen of .Cedar Falls
was killed and William Ivens of Pes
Moines painfully bruised last night,
when a derrick overturned on the Illi
nois Central railroad, between Logan
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. London, May 13. The ad
miralty announces that during
the period of May 6-12, inclu
sive, air forces contingents,
working from Dunkirk, carried
out successful bombing opera
tions against the Ostend docks
and seaplane base, the Zee
brugge mole and lock gate and
enemy shipping in that vicinity.
"Several direct hits were ob
tained on the sheds on Zee
brugge mole and a large shed
at the seaplane base was com
pletely burned up," the state
ment continues. "In the course
of the offensive patrols, six en
emy machines were destroyed
and two others were driven
down out of control. One of
ours is missing."
Huahes Uraes Observance
Of Italy-America Day
Kw YnrV. Miv 13. Telesrrams
were sent by Charles E. Hughes to
day to the governor or every siate
and the mayor of each city asking
them to further the celebration of
Italy-America day May 24. President
VViUnn Via rnnsrnterl frt act as "first
honorary patron." It is expected that
local festivities, commemorating tne
third anniversary of Italy's entry into
the war, will be held throughout the
country. Every citizen is, asked to
wear a boutonniere of flowers show
ing Italy's colors. .
Daugherty, You're All Right;
Here's Hoping You Come Back
Covle Daugherty, 34 years old, of
Hastings, Neb., came to Omaha Mon
day to enlist in the army.
"I decided everything else In the
world is secondary to winning the
war," he declared, "so I sold my busi
ness and am ready to do what I can
to make the world a decent place to
live in." , t .,
He has a wife and two small chil
Start today to buy
War Savings Stamps
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OVER HUN LINES
U. S. Artillery Sends Harass
ing Fire on German Rear
Areas Where Troops Are
Billeted or Moving.
' (By Aaaoclated Prcee.)
With the American Army in
France, May 13. Improved weather
conditions led to increased air activ
ity in the Toul sector today. Many
American planes weic working over
the enemy lines and observation bal
loons were ur for the first time in
The American artillery last night
anA thia mnrnino' directed a heavy
and harassing fire on German rear
areas, where it is known troops are
billeted and it is suspected that others
are moving. . , .
A big enemy ammunition dump at
Cantigny was fired by the American
artillery this morning. At the same
time two fires were started in Mont
didier, followed by numerous explo
sions. , German Position Untenable.
The weather continues mfsty and
rainy. There was no infantry action
today and only intermittent machine
gun and rifle fire. The position of
the Germans is becoming more and
more intolerable, while the Ameri
cans are entrenching their positions
more firmly. Any hopes the enemy
might have had of breaking through
in this sector are diminishing.
The Americans take nothing for
granted, but return fire two to one,
which is believed to set a new pace
in this.sector. What appears to trou
ble 'the Germans most is that the
Americans never turn back when the
enemy uses gas. Xhey give him a
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The composer of this dainty little
lyric dedicated it to Martinelli.
The famous tenor repavs the compli
ment by giving an exquisite interpreta
tion that displays all the beauty of this
charming number-an interpretation
the composer may well cherish as his
And on this new Victrola Record
will delight music-lovers
Hear this new Martinelli record to-day at any
Victor dealer's. He will eladlv olav anv music bv the
world'! greatest artists who make Victrola
exclusively. He will also demonstrate the
styles of the Victor and Victrola
$400. Period styles to order from
Victo Talking Machine Co., Camden, N. J. .
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Soon Will Be Seen .
Chicago, May 13. Orchestras
composed entirely of women will
be seen in the near future
throughout the country, accord
ing So Mrs. Enos P. James, of
San Diego, Cal., the only woman
delegate attending the twenty
third annual convention of the
American Federation of Musi
cians, which opened today.
John Philip Sousa, and 100
members of his jackie band from
the great lakes naval training sta
tion, who are members of the fed
eration, played at today's sessions.
According to Joseph Weber,
president of the organization, 5,
090 members already are with the
double dose of the same, with every
thing else the enemy tries.
Details of the fighting in the Lune
ville sector Sunday tell of an en
counter between American and Ger
man forces in No Man's Land.
Three American snipers, dressed in
camouflage suits, set out to discover
a nest of sharpshooters who had been
operating with much success and had
killed one American officer and one
t They penetrated the enemy posi
tion and suddenly encountered a num
ber of Germans, with an officer, stand
ing a few feet away. The Americans
quickly opened fire, killing the officer
and three . men before they were
obliged to withdraw.
During their return one man be
came lost, and three scout officers and
four men returned in search of him.
They again penetrated the enemy po
sition, where they had another en
counter with the Germans without
casualties to the American side. The
missing man came in while the sec
ond party was looking for him.
When the searchers returned they
found that one of their men was miss
ing. He was last seen setting up a
machine gun in a shell hole. Two of
ficers went back to look for him and
encountered a German outpost. In
the fight that ensued one enemy was
killed and his body was brought back
to the American trenches.
VOTERS URGED TO
ELECT ONLY 'WAR
TILL VICTORY' HEN
Two Great Political Parties
Asked by League for National
Unity to Join Forces in
- Doubtful Districts.
Washington, May 13. American
voters are caled upon to elect only
loyal and "war till victory" men to
congress next November in tn ap
peal presented to congressional lead
ers today by a delegation represent
ing the League for National Unity.
The two great political parties are
asked to join forces m doubtful dis
tricts to insure the choice of congress
men who will be unswerving in their
support ot the government in the
conduct of the war.
In the party which received the
delegates were Representative Ferris
of Oklahoma and Representative
Woods of Iowa, chairmen respectively
of the democratic and republican con
gressional campaign committees,
Representative Kitchin of North
Carolina, democratic floor leader in
the house, and Representative Gillett
of Massachusetts, floor leader.
Gallops Up Capitol
Steps to Teach Horse
Sense and Confidence
Washington, May 13. J. C. Gray
of Albany, N. Y came to town to
day, hired a horse and' galloped half
way up the steps of the capitol be
fore the police stopped him.
Gray explained to his captors that
the country needed confidence and
horse tense. He had the confidence,
Gray explained, and added that the
horse had the sense.
The policemen agreed with Gray,
but sent him to a detention 'ward
for mental observation.
An excellent investment
and a patriotic duty
BIG STRIKES LAID
' 'TO LM PLOTS
Evidence in Chicago Trial
Shows Grand Leaflet Cam
paign Launched Among
Chicago, May 13. Letters seized
from the private files of branch offi
cers of the Industrial Workers of the
World, containing statements relative
to the anti-war :ampaign, were intro
duced by the prosecution today at the
seditious conspiracy trial pf 112 lead
ers of the organization.
These letters, intended to prove
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Made lo ofder ai
government charges that the organiza
tion entered a conspiracy, nationwids
in scope, to block America's war plans, ,
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tories and other industries.
One letter to Albert Prashner, sec
retary of the local miners' branch at
Scranton, Pa., written by an organ
izer who was trying to bring about
strikes in Pennsylvania, said:
"We are making a grand drive on
the factories with the leaflet campaign
and if the ammunition holds out we
will be able to give the bosses that
which the Germans gave the Serbi
ans." Another letter from Prashner t
Benjamin Warshawsky referred to the
battle between Industrial Workers f
the World and the authorities of
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the letter said. "Hope your leg has
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