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THE BEE: .OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1918.
ALLIES CALL UPON
U. S. TO FURNISH
Liberty Motors May First
Reach Fighting Lines in
France Driven by British
and French Scouts.
Washington, May 14. American
built Liberty motori may first reach
the fighting lines in France driven by
French and British scouts. It was
learned tonight that urgent requests
from the allied governments for early
delivery of the American engines have
been received and are being met
Shipments already have been made to
Great Britain. and there are intima
tions that General Pershing approves
diverting additional motors to meet
French and British requirements,
even if further delay to production ot
American scouts results.
BY SURPRISE IN
RAID AT OSTEND
(Continued From Tmge On.)
been a shot from the land only oc
casional star" shells.
veuea dj emou vioua.
'The motor launches were doing
their work magnificently. These
- pocket warships, manned by officers
and men of the royal naval volunteer
reserve, are specialists at smoke pro
duction. They built to either hand
of the Vindictive' course the like
ness of a dense sea mist, driving
landward with the wind.
- The shore batteries opened fire
amnt n4 nvmr it at Vi
AlttV ail V Bilivnv wa
monitors ana marines. Ana ine mon
itors replied. t
"Meanwhile, the airplanes were
bombinsr methodically, and anti-air
craft guns were searching the skies
' for them. Star shells spouted up and
floated down, lighting the smoke
banks with spreading green fires, and
those strings of luminous green balls.
soared up, to lose themselves in the
"Through all this stridency , and
blare of conflict, the old Vindictive,
still unhurrying, . was walking the
lighted waters toward the entrance. It
was then that the destroyers became
ware that what seemed to be merely
smoke was wet and cold; that the
rigging was beginning to drip and
that there were no longer any stars.
A sea fog had come on.
"The Vindictive then put its helm
over and started to cruise to find the
etnrance. Twice it must have washed
across, and at the third turn, upon
reaching the position at which It first
lost its way, there came a rift in the
mist and it saw the entrance and the
piers on either side, and an opening
dead ahead. ,
Swept by Machine Guns.
"It was hit every few seconds after
it entered, its scarred hull broken
afresh In a score of places, its decks
and upper works swept by machine
, "After her control was demolished
by a shell which killed all the occu
eants. including Sub-Lieutenant An
gut H. MacLacnan, who was in com
mand of it, the upper and lower
bridges and the chart room swept
by bullets. Commander Godsal or
dered the officers to go with him to
the conning tower.
"Immediately after passing the
breach in the pier Commander God'
sal left the conning tower and went
ah Afrir ihm Httr trt uratrh the
ship's movements. He chose a oosi
tion and called in through the slit of
the conning tower his order to stsr-
Doird the helm, ine vindicative re
sponded and laid her battered nose
to the eastern pier and prepared to
swing her 320 feet of length across
Sunk in Channel.
' "It was at that moment that a shell
from the shore batteries struck the
conning tower. Lieutenant Sir John
Aileyne and Lieutenant V. A. C.
Crutchley were still within. Com
minder Godsal was close to the
tower outside. Lieutenant Aileyne
was stunned by the shock. Lieutenant
Crutchley shouted through the slit
to the commander, and receiving no
answer, rang tor the port engine full
speed astern, to help swinging the
ship. By this time she was lying at
an angle of about 40 degrees to the
pier and seemed to be hard fast: so it
wis impossible to bring her further
' "After working the "engines some
minutes to no effect, Lieutenant
Uutchley gave the order to clear the
engine room and abandon shin, ac
cording to the program previously
laid down. Engineer Lieutenant Com
mander William A. Bury, who was
we last to leave the engine room,
blew the main charges by a switch
installed aft. Lieutenant Crutchley
blew the auxiliary charges in the for.
ward-inch magazine from the con
, "Most of the casualties were in
curred while the ship was being aban-
aonea. ine men behaved with just
that cheery . discipline and courage
which distinguished them in the Zee
it is not claimed by the officers
who carried out the operations that
Ostend harbor is completely blocked.
But its purpose to embarrass the en
emy and make the harbor impractic
able to any but small craft."
GERMANS STILL EXPECT TO
REACH CHANNEL COAST
(Br MOlt4 Fim)
Copenhagen, May 14 The Germans are still of the belief that they
will be able to reach the English channel coast, bar navigation of the
waters and bombard southern England and that then it will be easy to
begin peace negotiations, according to an interview the Politiken' has had
with a prominent German politician, a member of the Reichstag, who re
quested that his name be not used.
He added that the German offensive thus far had proved a failure,
owing to heavy losses, and that the German command was waiting to ob
tain more artillery. Germany had lost in killed, wounded and made pris
oner 3,000,000 men, he said.
May Remove Capital to Ural
Mountains and Prepare for
Defense; Would Welcome
Entente Allies' Aid.
ftelph Kharas' Lamb Creates
: . Fun in High School Halls
Yesterday was the big day before
the election of the Register staff for
1918-9. A brass band blared strains
to allure students to a point where
supporters of the candidates were talk
ing. A lamb belonging to Ralp
Kharas charged the crowd bearing
significant signs, scattering careless
- Enraged over the unexpected turn
of events, supporters of his rival can
didate charged the "critter" and in
troduced it to the halls of the school
The principal and the dean of girls
were called before the knowledge
seeking lamb was persuaded' to betake
itself to the pastures.
,, young takes place today.
(Bjr A Mod tod mm.)
Moscow, May 14. Through the
capture of Rostov-On-Don, the Ger
mans have gained control of the
Caucasus, the grain districts in the
Donetz basin and the coal, iron and
oil fields. Northern Russia now is
cut off from the Caucasus, except
ing for a single railroad running
through Tzaritsin in the southern
part of the government SarotoV,
where the Germans are now threatening.
Coupled with the fall of Sebastoool
and the overthrow of the Ukraine
rada the establishment in the Ukraine
of a bourgeoisie government wholly
unaer uerman domination, the cap
ture of Rostov-On-Don has created
great uneasiness in Moscow and Pe-
trograd, A German advance in Cen
tral Russia is generally feared and
the removal of the capital to Yekater
inburg, in the Ural mountains, is be
Must Submit or Retreat.
Germany's overthrow of the'Uk.
raine government, with which it had
made peace, is reararded bv north
Russia as a step toward its occupa
tion. Within a few weeks the fu
ture of Petrograd and Moscow prob-
aoiy wiu oe determined as it is con
sidered that the soviet government
either must submit to German dom
ination or retreat eastward and pre
pare for a defense against the invaders.
Effective resistance would be diffi
cult without assistance because of
the lack of technical experts and sun-
plies. The bitter feeling against Ger
many is intensified by the ruthless
seizure in Ukraine and a growing dis
position to accept allied rid, if the
entente allies will recognize the Bol
sheviki government, is evident.
Ciscaucasia Proclaims Independence.
Constantinople, May 14. Ciscau
casia has proclaimed its independence
Its decision to assume the independ
ent state has been communicated to
the central powers and the neutrals.
Washington, May 14. Third Lib
erty loan receipts today, amounting
to $624,000,000, indicated that thou
sands of subscribers have paid in full
for their bond purchases, instead of
the .5 per cent required orrsubscrio-
noni. loiai intra Liberty loan re
ceipts now are $1,017,000,000.
Nebraska led all atatei In th. in
district in the sale of honrfu far th
Third Liberty loan. The amount
subscribed was $48,611,450, exceeding
wen mo nigucsi estimates.
Ufhcial hsrures on the third 1nn
given by the federal reserve bank of
Kansas uty. give the following ficr
ures by state: Missouri (19 counties)
$29,392,950; Colorado, $27,985,050
$34,684,950: Wyoming, $6,665,500;
ew Mexico (partial j, $A17,450, and
weorasica, S48.011.45O. Snec al aub.
script ions to be distributed amounted
to 50,347,150. The total for the seven
states is sui.517,400.
ROBERT W. SPEER.
MAYOR OF DENVER,
CALLED BY DEATH
PLAN FOR OMAHA
Denver. Mav 14.-RnWt W cn..
mayor of Denver and widely known
throughout the country as an author
ity on municipal government, died
here this afternoon after a ahort ill.
ness ot pneumonia.
Song Recital for Benefit
Of L'Alliance Francaise
The last of the entertainment! iHvm
for the benefit of the L'Alliance Fran-
caise took place last evening at the
Metropolitan halt. The oropram ton
under the personal supervision of Miss
Mary Munchhott, whose pupils offered
14 groups of songs, all of which were
sung in French.
Mis Harriet Huntington Smith,
aaugnier oi Mrs. Arthur Crittenden
Smith, received esneeial rerno-itinn
for her rendition of three numbers.
Others on the program were Velma
1.01s autton, Mme. Verne Benedict,
Gertrude Anthes, Helen Walker,
Miriam Samson, Elsie Paustiam.
Mary Lewis, Lorame Proulx, Mabel
Datel. Mildred Rogers and Mme A T
Creighton Elocution '
Contest Held Tonight
The annual elocution ontet of
Creighton university will he held in.
night at 8 o'clock at Creighton uni
versity auditorium. Four speakers
will take part in the senior section and
eight in the collece section. Tm1re
will be Dr. H. yon W. Schulte, Rev.
M. A. Stagno and J. C Kinsler.
neumatic Mail Tubes
Approved by U. S. Senate
Washington. Mav 14.Federal c-
quisition of pneumatic mail tube sys
tems in six; of the largest cities of the
country was approved by the senate
late today. An amendment to the
postoffice anorooriation hill nUinri.
ing $4,432,000 for their purchase and
operation, which Postmaster General
BTirelson has opposed, was adopted,
w to 2Jt
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forts among the Protestant churches
of his city.
The Indianapolis minister explained
how sane, practical, organized evan
gelism accomplished great results in
"During the first" year of our' ef
forts," he said, "3,500 new members
were added to our churches; during
the second year, 7,500; third year, 8,
000; four year, 8,000, and during the
fifth year, in spite of war conditions,
mere were 7.5UO members added.
"We call it the Indianapolis plan
of evangelism. There is a decided re
action against tabernacle evangelism
A method must be- found through
wnicn we can work year after year
without friction or setbacks.
"Our plan calls for a systematic
plan of effort by all churches toward
law enforcement, for the suppression
of vice. We decided in Indianapolis
to put an end to vice-control, and we
resolved to place our public offices in
the hands of worthy men."
Rev. Mr. Guild emphasized the
need of a correct mental attitude in
the co-ordination of the forces and
resources of the religious life of this
REDUCED BY DRAFT
FROM 2 SOURCES
"Statements of the Omaha banks
for the period since March 4, which
indicate a considerable decrease in
deposits merely reflect the ordinary
drain from the annual spring settle
ments and the payments for the Lib
erty loan," said George Hemmen,
with ueorge rt. Burr & Lo.. who e.
sate bankers, last night. The west
ern territory more than in the east
prides itself on paying cash for Lib
erty bonds, and Nebraska has taken
high rank in this respect.
"Nebraska banks had drawn upon
ineir deposits in ine larger institu
tions quite liberally to meet the emer
"This came at a time also when
the farmers were making their an
nual settlements and this accounts
for another goodly aum being with
drawn from the reserve banks. It
is situation which regulates itself
Statements of the Omaha banks
tabulated yesterday in response to
the treasury call showed a loss of
$7,000,000 over this time a year ago
in deposits. The only large banks
that did not suffer were those in the
South Side.. DeDOsits in the Omaha
banks have decreased $20,000,000 since
tne last can.
Prussian Diet Rejects
Equal Suffrage Provision
Amsterdam, May 14. The Prussian
lower house has rejected a motion to
restore paragraph three, for the provi
sion tor equal suffrage, in the Prussian
franchise reform bill.
The motion was rejected by a vote
Ol M to 185.
Paragraph three was the most im
portant part of the franchise reform
measure, providing for one vote for
each man in Prussia, thus prohibiting
plural voting as well as givinar uni
versal male suffrage. This paragraph
was deleted from the measure in com
mittee a fortnight ago. j
NEW YORK HERALD
MAN, DIES ABROAD
Famous Newspaper Owner
Succumbs to Long Illness in
Villa at Beaulieu in the
PATRICK DONAHUE. 52 years old.
died Sunday ntght at his residence,
X064 North Eighteenth street. He had
made his home here for the last four
years, having formerly lived in Coun-I
ell Bluffs. He Is survived by his widow.
two sisters and a brother. He was a I
member of the Eagles' lodge, Council
Bluffs. Funeral services will be he d
Thursday morning at the residence.
interment will be in St Josephs
cemetery, council Biurrs.
ADELAINE FARMER. 8 -year-old
a&ugnter or Airs, ana Mrs. w. b.
Farmer, S09 South Forty-fourth
street, died Sunday of heart disease.
She had been ill for some time. A I
brother, William Farmer, who is sta
tioned at Camp Cody, N. M., will ar
rive Thursday to attend the funeral.
Four sisters and three brothers, all
living here, also survive her. Inter
ment will be in west Lawn cemetery.
CHARLES PASCO, one of the lead
ing farmers ot Nemaha county, died
at his home in Auburn, Tuesday, after I
a lingering Illness. He is survived byj
his wife, two daughters, Lulu and
Olive Pasco, teachers in the Omaha I
schools, and a son. OrvlUe. The fu-l
neral will take place Thursday. 1 I
MRS. MART RYAN, a pioneer of
Barneston. Neb., died at her home.
She leaves a family of grown children.
Interment was In the Cathollo ceme
FRANK BICKELL of Marvsvllle.
Kan., who came to Beatrice to receive
treatment, died at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Garrett. He was 66 1
ears of age and leaves his widow and
GEORGE A. DAV1ES. Glenwood's
oldest citizen, died at his home here,
last night He was in his 89th year.
Mr. Davles leaves a wife and six chil
InTurwWth The Times
A TOBLC DRINK FOR
THOSE WHO WOULD
BE WELL SERVED
Beulieu, France, May 14. James
Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the
New York Herald, died at 5:30
o'clock this morning, after having
been unconscious for two days
Mr. Bennett's last words before
relapsing into unconsciousness were
in relation to his newspaper inter
Mrs. Bennett was with her husband
when he died.
Native of New York.
New York, May 14. Tames Gordon
Bennett was born in this city May 10,
1841, and was the only son of the
founder of the New York Herald. His
father died in 1872 and the son be
came heir to the Herald and a large
He became a picturesque figure in
international journalism. While his
ownership of the Herald, combined
with enormous personal wealth, gave
him vast prestige, Mr. Bennett never
used this influence for personal ad
Mr. Bennett, many years ago, took
up his residence in Paris, where later
he published a Fans edition of the
Herald, soon followed by a similar
publication in London. The London
experiment failed, but the Paris edi
tion was maintained.
Ia Touch with Paper.
He dictated the policies of the New
York Herald by daily cables, keeping
in constant touch with his New
York office even when he was so
journing at one of his European vil
las, or aboard his private yacht.
Mr. Bennett did not marry until
1914, when he met Baroness
George de Reuter in Paris. She was
formerly Miss Maude Potter, dautrh-
ter of John Potter of Philadelphia.
nc inaugurated me puoncation in
England of storm warnings trans
mitted from the United States; sent
Henry M. Stanley to Africa to find
Livingstone in 1874; fitted out at his
own expense the Jeannette polar ex
pedition in 1879: established in 1883.
together with John W. Mackay, the
Commercial (Mackay-Bennett) Cable
company; sent out Vizitelly in 1889, to
intercept Stanley in East Africa and
obtain from him a report on the
Emin Pasha relief expedition; saved j
Mrs. Maybrick from being sentenced
to death on the gallows, and exposed
the conspiracy to bring about the
political downfall of the Iirsh leader,
Philadelphia, May 14. Elimination
of the study of German from the
public high schools of this city was
voted today by the board of educa-iton.
Sante Fe, N. M., May 14.The trial
of former Major John M. Birkner of
the United States army on the charge
of violation of the espionage act to
day was postponed at the instance of
the United States district attorney un.
til the fall term of fori! rnnrt
ine court ordered Birkner's bond re
Judge Colin D. Neblett yesterday
sustained three counts of a demurrer
filed in behalf of Major Birkner.
District Attorney Burkhart an
nounced that the
wish tO BO to trial nn fli on.
m the indictment allowed by Judge
Neblett to stand yesterday and would
seek another indictment from th t,A.
eral errand iurv at th rt rm Tk.
defense immediately acquiesced. j
Man Makes Padded Cells ;
British Carit Spare Him
London, May 14. The military
tribunals have granted exemptions
from military service to William
Fuller, who is described in the of
ficial report as a "specialist in the
construction of padded cells."
His firm is the only firm In Eng
land engaged in the manufacture of
padded cells for lunatic asylums,
police institutions and hospitals,
and the tribunal touna that "there
is not a man in Great Britain who
can take the place of this appli
U. S. to Build Capronis.
Washington, May 14. The Cap
roni airplane, designed in Italy, will
be built by the United States, as one
type of bombing machine. The Cap
roni has been demonstrated hereby
Italian fliers and officials are well
pleased with tests that have been
U. S. TAKES OVER
ALL PLATINUM IN
Washington, May 14. All platinum,
iridium and palladium held by refiners,
some importers, manufacturing jewel
ers and large dealers, has been com
mandeered by the government. The
price, fixed for platinum is $105 per
The price fixed for iridum was $175
an ounce and for palladium $135.
Manufacturing jewelers may use 25
per cent of their present stocks for
commercial purposes by signing a
waiver of all claims for compensation
from the government by raason of the
Delivery to the government of
manufactured platinum now held or
controlled by jewelers will be waived
provided they sign a waiver of claims
similar to the manufacturers' waiver. -
f hompson.BelhS Cq
CJhe fashion Center Jbr Zlfomat0
The Blouse Store
Wash blouses that play so im
portant a part in women's warm
weather apparel are here in at
tractive groups, $2.50, $3.50, $5.
Kid moccasins and soft sole
shoes; white, white with pink
and blue tops, white with patent
vamps, black and tan, sizes 1, 2,
3. Sell for 85c. $1 and $1.35.
Bootees, knitted or crocheted
from silk or wool. Dainty styles
at sensible prices.
Ferris Good Sense
Many women cannot wear cor
sets with stiff clasps, and for
such the Ferris waist, with very
soft front steels, insures a fash
ionable figure with comfort to
the wearer. A trial will be a
pleasure. From $2.50 to $1.
Considered from the standpoint
of good appearance, long wear
and consequent economy of
price, Pony hot are as good a
purchase for growing children
as it is possible to find.. Pony
hots come in various grades of
cotton, lisle, silk lisle and fibre,
at a variety of prices to suit
Children's half hose for summer
wear, are shown in a great
assortment of styles and colors.
A constantly increasing number
of mothers depend upon Thomp-son-Belden
for children's hose.
May we have the pleasure of
showing you the various kinds
now in stock?
Distinction in Dresses
For Summer Wear
There are few limitations when making a selection
from dress stocks in the Thompson-Belden Store.
t Every requirement of Milady's Summer Wardrobe
has been carefully considered.
One's personal pref
erences find instant ex
pression, and the coat
H One dress is of
French gingham, with
Eaton jacket effect. It '
is a very striking cos
A voile dress with
long tunic, is embroid
ered in white, $25.
U Still another inter
esting frock is of silk
gingham, with under
skirt ; bands are of or
Private display rooms.
No extra charge for
Announcing the Arrival of Uniform
Final Tire Triumph
MANY TIRES made side by side in the same factory,
differ in mileage enormously. If you get a 'lucky tire''
. it may run between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. The next
may fail under 1,000.
Not so with Miller Tires. Once they varied as the rest do.
Today less than one per cent ever call for adjustment.
It would seem other makers,
too, could attain this uniformity.
For methods are standard
known to alL
But tires are mostly hand
work. They differ as the men
who build them differ and al
Miller has triumphed by solving
this human equation. By ridding these tires of "human variables.'
Tires 99 Excellent
Miner tire builders are carefully recruited. Each must meet
exacting standards. Then science keeps books on every man's
CffftfsW""' . J
He is marked on every tire that he builds. But more than
that, he is penalized if ever one comes back. Thus we have cre
ated a body of master tire-builders. Their average personal
efficiency is 96 per cent
The tires they build 99 in 100 wear practically uniform
under like conditions. . ..
One Motorist in Fifty
Tires so uniform can never be
produced where quantity output
rules. Picked men are limited.
And if you multiply workmen, you
Team-work by its very nature
is limited to few.
Hence only about one motor
ist in fifty can get Millers.
Prove to yourself what Miller Uniformity means. Put a pair
of Miller team-mates on opposite wheels of your car. Then both
will experience like wear. After that proof of Miller uniformity
youll never trust to luck.
For mtmott air capacity size for ask for Miller Cord Tiro. Tktg
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2220 Farnam St, Omaha, Neb. Phone Douglas 8924.
Or Any Miller Dealer.
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