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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, BIAY 23, 1918."
DELAY IN RUSH
irength of AHLjd Offensive
Increased During Long Lull,
' : Reason for Which Puzzles
j , (By Associated Pmt.)
; Waihington, May 22. The long de
' lay in renewal of the German drive in
Picardy and Flanders is variously ac
counted for bv officials, of th War
department, among whom it has comeJ
to be a subject of animated discus
sion. - The most generally accepted ex
planation is that German divisions en
gaged in the first phases of the battle
were so badly shattered that it has
taken time to restore them to fighting
It is apparent, however, that many
officers feel that a deeper reason than
this underlies the lull. They regard
it as certain that only some serious
internal condition would cause the
.' German high command to lose the ad
vantage gained by the first rush of
the great offensive. The value of
pressing forward without pause, once
an offensive effort is made, and taking
full advantage of the momentum
gained in initial successes, is well rec
ognized Allies Assemble Reserves,
jt During the lull the strength of the
'. British army is understood to have
been steadily increased and French
'and American reserves have been as-
sembled in both of the sectors of at-
tack. It now appears, therefore, that
when the assault is renewed, as every
observer in Europe appears to believe
it will be in a matter of days at most,
the Germans will face again well
established defensive systems and
armies that have been rested up and
. It is -certain that the Germans can
not" expect to set up and maintain
trench lines where they now are, it
is said, as the contour of the Ger-
, man front, bulged forward into two
, salients, lends itself to counter attack
, whenever the allies are ready to
strike. It is therefore felt in some
quarters that unless the reasons for
dulay are soon overcome and the at
tack renewed, the German chiefs will
be obliged as a measure of safety to
withdraw at least sufficiently to
. straighten out their line.
Senate Passes Naval Fill
".Washington, May 22. In record
breaking time of four hours the sen
ate today passed without a roll call
i the naval appropriation bill carrying
The measure, increased about $226,
000,000 over the house authorization,
now goes to conference.
Steamer Afire at Sea.
' A Canadian Port. May 22. The
Japanese steamer Erma Maru today
was reported on fire at sea. It is be-
Every Day in Omaha is
Just Like Christmas to
Balloon Company Boys
Omaha stands high in the hearts
of soldiers who have been sta
tioned here and have gone else
where, as is shown by a paragraph
appearing in the "Observer," a
newspaper published by the 12th
balloon company at Camp Morri
son, Va. Many of the soldiers at
this camp received their training at
Tort Omaha. This is the para
graph: "The men of which our company is
composed represent about every
state In the union and a great many
come from the largest cities of . the
east, but as long as we were sta
tioned at Fort Omaha we did not
have a single case of home sick
ness, owing to the homelike ways
our men were received into the
Omaha homes and the way that
they were so well cared for. Every
day in Omaha is Christmas for a
soldier and the way our benefit
dance was patronized surely made
lieved the vessel is bound for an
American port. The steamer Mac
quinna was reported on the way to the
I. W. W, OFFICERS'
SCHEME TO AVOID
DBAFT LAID BARE
Chicago, May 22. Scores of let
ters taken from the files of eight of
tne U 1. W. W. officials on trial be
fore Federal Judge Landis were
read today into the record to sub
stantiate the charges of the govern
ment that members of the organiza
tion conspired to prevent the success
ful enforcement of the draft law.
The contents of many of the letters
indicated that although the defend
ants of draft age talked and wrote
agairlst conscription they registered
last June to avoid arrest but planned
to disappear or hide later to escape
Joseph Ray Corder and other de
fendants, it appears, changed their
names and fled in disguises to dis
tant parts of the country after they
had registered in order to escape
Charles Kelly Killed in
Stump Pulling Accident
Charles Kelly, 30 years old, was
killed instantly Tuesday afternoon
while pulling stumps. His body was
badly mangled when a part of the
stump-pulling machinery broke. The
accident occurred on the farm of his
father, Daniel Kellv. six miles north
of Florence. He is survived bv his
parents, a brother. Earl, and a sister,
Mrs. Allen R. Martin. The funeral
will be held Thursday morning.
Dance Yields $150 for Jackie s.
Approximately $150 was realized for
the benefit of marine recruiting station
in Omaha Wednesday night at a
dance given in the DeLuxe hall About
500 people attended. The proceeds
will be used for purchasing a ban
ner for the recruiting station and for
advertising purposes. The dance was
promoted by Miss Minnie Abraham
and the hall was donated for the oc
casion by Manager White
THIS YEAR ENDS
McAdoo Explains Situation to
President, Who Will Con
fer With Congressional
(By Aoclatfd Press.)
Washington, May 22. Whether
revenue legislation shall be under
taken at this session of congress de
pends on President Wilson's decision
after a conference tomorrow with
congressional leaders who are strong
ly in favor of postponing the legisla
tion until next December.
Today the president went over the
arguments presented by Secretary
McAdoo for enactment of a new tax
law before adjournment.
All the advice Secretary McAdoo
got today from his advisors having
charge of administering the revenue
law and of planning to meet future
financial needs of the government was
that a new measure must be enacted
by next fall.
Will Need More Revenue.
Ie was told that by December or
January the ' government will need
more revenue from taxation or definite
assurance that it will be forthcoming,
and that it will be next to impossi
ble to collect taxes under a law which
might not be completed before next
February or March.
Regardless of government needs.
Secretary McAdoo is represented as
believing that business interests of
the nation should know long before
next February or March the nature
and amount of taxes to be assessed on
them for this year's business.
Will Do as Wilson Advises.
Members of the senate and house,
however, stil! are hostile to the pro
posal to keep congress in session
throughout the summer and to the
enactment of tax legislation on the
eve of elections. Leaders were
unanimous, however, in stating that
if Secretary McAdoo and the presi
dent agree that legislation is abso
lutely necessary, they will get to work
immediately on a bill and seek to
press it through.
Chairman kitchm of the house
ways and means committee said to
day that if it is finally decided to take
up the revenue question at this ses
sion, public hearings would be held
and it probably would take the house
two months to dispose of the bill.
Representative Kitchin said tonight
if a tax bill were passed at this sessio
75 per cent of additional taxes would
be levied upon incomes and excess
Rine's Car Sold 3ix Times.
Ex-City Attorney John A. Rine yes
terday recovered his automobile, stol
en January 3. Charles Pipkin, an in
surance adjuster, found the car in
Nebraska City. The car had been
sold six times, it was learned, in an
endeavor to trace it and capture the
thief. Several sales were made in St.
"ITALY DAY" WILL BE
Mayor Smith Calls on Omahans
to Join in Nation-Wide Cele
bration of Ally's Anniversary.
MESSAGE FROM WILSqN.
Washington, May 22. A mes
sage to the Italian people from
President Wilson will be read at a
mass meeting here under the pat
ronage of the president to cele
brate the third anniversary of
Italy's entrance into the war. With
another great Austrian campaign
against Italy impending, special
significance is attached to the event
in official and diplomatic circles.
Friday, May 24, has been designated
as "Italy day," in a proclamation is
sued by President Wilson. Mayor
Smith has issued a proclamation call
ing upon Omahans to join in this nation-wide
observance of the third an
niversary of Italy's entrance into the
world war on the side of the allies.
Parade on Friday.
Sebastian Slfterno is chairman of the
local Italy day observance committee
and G. Uova is secretary.
A parade, beginning at 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon will .be the first
formal feature of the day. After the
parade, a public meeting will be held
at the Swedish auditorium, with
Sebastian Salerno presiding, and Ed
ward G. Maggi of Lincoln and Mayor
Smith principal speakers.
L. I. riatti will be toastniaster at a
banquet at 7:30 p. m., Friday, at the
Fontenelle, to which function Gov
ernor Neville, Mayor Smith, James C.
Dahlman and other prominent men
have been invited. '
Italy's Flag at City Hall.
Italian flags will fly from the city
hall, court house, postoffice, army
buildings. Fort Crook and other
places. Twenty Italian girls dressed
as Red Cross nurses will sell flowers
on the street, the proceeds to be given
to the Red Cross. It will be in keep
ing with the spirit of the day to wear
flower and to write to friends in
Italy as a sign of appreciation for
what Italy has done and is doing in
the great world struggle for democ
Many to Take Part. j
Emperor Bill Melted
Down for Red Cross
New York, May 22. A solid gold
cup valued at $5,000 and bearing the
likeness of Emperor William is to
be melted down and the proceeds'
of the sale of the gold turned over
to the Red Cross. The cup is a
yachting trophy won by Wilson
Marshall, a well known American
yachtsman, in a race from Sandy
Hook to The Lizard in 1905.
Emperor William was the donor
of the trophy.
MOECOOK'S I. T. U.
IN OMAHA UNION
Omaha Typographical union No.
190 voted for a "clean sweep" for
International Typographical union of
ficers, 'the "Progressive" ticket re
ceiving a majority for each office.
Following is the ticket chosen by the
International officers For presi
dent, Edward W. Morcock: for first
vice president, Fred J. Terry; for sec
retary treasurer, W. E. Merritt; for
delegates to A. F. of L., Frank J.
Boilnington, John II. Ferguson. Frank
Morrison, Charles P. Howard: for
trustees union printers' home, Walter
E. Ames William Armstrong, William
E. O'Leary; for board of auditors,
The following are the local officers
elected: For vice president, J. H.
Jeffrey; for recording secretary, E. C.
Broderdorp; for board of trustees,
Stanley Roncka, Earl Shaw. W. E.
Silver; for delegate to I. T. U. con
vention, Charles W. Rogers.
There were no contests in the races
for president, secretary-treasurer and
se'rgeant-at-arms of the Omaha union.
Argument Begun in Case of
Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes
Kansas City, May 22. -Presentation
of evidence in the case of Mrs. Rose
Pastor Stokes on trial in federal court
here, charged with violation of the
espionage act, was completed this aft
ernoon and argument begun.
Elmer B. Silvers, assistant United
States district attorney, asserted that
the question at issue was the intent
or motive behind the signed communi
cation of Mrs. Stokes which appeared
in the Kansas City Star and in which
she expressed opposition to the gov
ernment. He pictured the defendant
as having sought every opportunity to
spread disloyal propaganda.
law was upheld by the court of crim
inal appeals in a majority opinion.
Judge Davidson dissenting. The law
prohibits the sale of intoxicants with
in 10 miles of a military camp.
Child's Burn Fatal HeUm Bailey.
8 years old, daughter of F. Bailey,
4718 North Thirteenth street, died
from burns received when she fell
into blazing rubbish In the street
In Buying Your Suit
Make Every Cent Count
All this week the
Palace will continue
Participating m the observance on ; assprt(, . ... ,ih tv - sn(. .
length to which a citizen may go in i
criticising the government in war- j
time was the principal issue involved. 1
He said Mrs. Stokes' chief concern 1
was that the war might not accom-1
plish the purposes for which America '
Friday will be the following societies
of the city:
Giovanni D'Ameglio, Sebastian Sal
Christopher Columbus society, Car
melo Falcone, president.
Italian Benevolent society, Domi
nico Anania. president.
Society Dal Cenisio Alia Etna,
Julius Cantoni, president.
Antonio Ventuto has been Italian
local consul for more than 20 years
and he, too, will take part in the ex
ercises on Italy day.
Captain Paine Observes
Captain Phelps Paine, civil war vet
eran and pioneer Nebraskan, cele
brated his 74th birthday, anniversary
today at his home in Omaha.
This Big Palace Sale met
with such hearty approval
Saturday that we have de
cided to continue it all this
I in all the new and attractive
patterns for both Men and
Young Men. f
It's an opportunity you can't afford to miss if yon care
to be well dressed at little coat.
(Sizes 32 to 44)
Our Pants Sale Continues This Vicsh
Dutchess Trousers $.40
These Trousers Are of Excep
tional Value .
Made of strong, durable qualities of Cassimeres and
Worsteds that will withstand the roughest usage and wear.
.Seams strongly sewed and absolutely rip-proof.' Great as
sortment of neat grays, hair line stripes and fancy worsted
patterns. Sizes 28 to 50 waists. ' ,
Other Trousers values at
$2.98, $3.48, $3.98 $4.40, $4.90
Sultan Receives Charles
And Zita, Austrian Rulers
Amsterdam, May 22. Emperor
Charles and Empress Zita of Austria
Hungary arrived in Constantinople
and were formally received at a cere
mony in the Yildiz palace.
Texas Dry Zone Law
Sustained by Court
Austin, Tex.. May 22. The con
stitutionality of the Texas dry zone
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El TP VOTTn
YOU Refuse to Help
Aire in Carman Picn famnc?
jj a in yvi muii a noun u,uiu
Out of the awfulness of the German prison
camps there comes the cry for food.
Out of the death and horror of those Hells on
earth there comes a plea for aid.
THE BOY IN KHAKI
By K. C. B.
I SAW a mother.
AND HER brown clad boy.
AND HEARD her sob7
AND "GOODBYE, son."
AND SAW him.
KISS HER tears away.
AND HOURS passed.
AND IN the darkness.
OF MY room.
AND ALL the pictures.
THAT THE day had drawn.
AND SHE was there.
AND HE was there.
AND THEN a picture.
FROM ACROSS the seas.
ON MY shadow wall.
AND HE was there.
AND ALL about him.
THERE WERE shadow men.
COULD I find the face.
NOR FIND the form.
AND THEN. .
ANOTHER PICTURE came.
A GREAT Red Cross.
AND WOUNDED Men.
LOOKED UP at it
AND RAISED their arms.
AND HE was there. .
AND AS I gazed.
UPON THE crow.
I SAW Her face.
AND SO it was.
THAT IN the darkness.
OF MY room.
IT CAME to me.
THAT RED CROSS work.
ACROSS THE seas.
WAS MOTHER'S work.
IN OTHER hands.
AND DONE for HER.
AND THEN sleep came.
AND CAME a dream.
AND CHEERING throng.
AND BOYS come home.
AND HE was there.
AND SHE was there.
AND ONCE again.
I HEARD Her sob.
AND SAW Him.
KISS HER tears away.
AND IN their wake.
ON THAT glad day.
A RED CROSS waved.
AS IT had waved.
AND FOLLOWED Him.
DOWN IN the Valley.
AND COME back again.
rl THANK YOU.
It is the voice of the American soldiers
"Our Boys" yours and mine who have
fallen into the clutches of the Hun.
They plead for food for clothing for
And What is the Answer They Hear?
Is it the curse of a German sentinel
or is it the Red Cross prison camp package?
Is it the slash of the Hun whip or is it
food and clothing from YOU?
Which is it?
It Depends on You
You cannot carry food to the prisoner lad.
You cannot put shoes on his feet, a coat on his
back, or give him medicine and bandages for his
But the RED CROSS can and will
If You But Give to the
RED CROSS WAR FUND
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v Red Cross War Fund Drive
Keeline Bldg. 17th and Harney Sts.
Bishop Homar C Stunts will i peak
bfor the Concord Club Thursday,
at 12:15, and from the steps of the
Red Cross hospital on the Court House
grounds at 12:40 p. m.
The Post Office Band will furnish
the music for the Red Cross vaude
ville truck Thursday night.
The traveling salesmen of Omaha
will start a Red Cross Drive Friday
morning at 8:30 from the Paxton
Hotel. All the small retail stores of
the city will be solicited for the Red
Cross War Fund.
The Bolton Cigar Co., 1322 Far
nam, announces that all their profits,
Saturday, from sales of cigars, candy,
soft drinks and anything else they
sell In their store, will go to the Red
Cross War Fund.
Members of the Hotel Men's Asso
ciation have already turned in $3,000
in donations to the Red Cross War
Fund, and are stilli going. Of this
sum $2,000 was contributed by the
Vaudeville artists from the Or
pheum and Empress theaters will
parade the downtown streets every
night this week in the interest of the
Red Cross War Fund Drive. A spe
cially constructed truck will carry
the actors from one location to another.
A gigantic Red Cross parade will
be held Friday by the various Italian
.societies of Omaha.
Under the leadership of George
Payne, a tour of the smaller towns
in Douglas county is being planned
for the latter part of the week. A
choir of singers and special speakers
will make the trip.
Watch the Red Cross hospital on
the Court House grounds. It shows
the progress of the War Fund cam
paign in Omaha.
Members of the various soliciting
committees are urged to be careful
in turning in their pledge cards to
the Red Cross workers in the cam
paign headquarters. Special atten
tion is called to the fact that many
cards are 'turned in with the names
poorly written, and it is difficult for
the volunteer workers in the head
quarters office to determine who
made the pledge.
The campaign for the Red Cross
War Fund among the street car em
ployes of the city is going over the
top with a rush. Already the rec
ord set a year ago has been smashed,
and the boys at the car bams are
still coming across.
The local Plasterers' Union boasts '
a 100 donation to the Red Cross
War Fund. Every man gave a day's
pay to save a soldier.
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