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nuns pouhce on
PARIS IN DEADLY
French Planes Tike Air to
( Combat German Attack on
Capital; Many Bombs
' Dropped.; -
.:- Paris, iay 23. German aviators
made another attack on Pari lait
night, and this time succeeded in
reaching the city.
: Bombs were dropped .at various
places, an official statement reports.
The official announcement says:
"Several bodies of enemy aircraft
successively tnade (or Paris. Our
lookout posts opened a very violent
curtain of fire. Our airplanes took
the air. ,: ,
"A certain" number of bomb were
thrown on Paris and in the Paris dis
trict The 'all clear signal was given
at J:30 o'clock."
The casualties, so far as reported,
are on dead and 12 injured..
About 30 German airplanes , at
tempted to reach ParU. '
' Tuesday night the German aviator
attempted to , raid Paris, but were
kept away from the . city by the
French defenses One of the raiders
was brought down. .Three persons
-were killed and segtral wounded in
the outskirts of the city.-'
JURORS WEEP AS .
GRACE LUSK TELLS
k STORY OF SHAME
i . . (CwllMis tnm tf Om.) .
tell her if be did not want to. He aid
that he wdlild tell her,, that it was
better to be honest".".
t - Shaken by Bob. -'
At this point Miss Lusk paused
and hid her eyes under the brim of
her hat, her shoulders shaking, with
sobs. , Two jurymen openly wiped
tit tears front their eyes while score
ofn women i were weeping in the
hushed courtroom., Although it was
1) minutes . before the usual time,
Judgi Lueck ordered en immediate
adjournment and the defendant stag
gered to her feet only to almost fall
into her father's arm. -
Tomorrow she will continue her
story end later in the day will face
a. aevere cross examination. 'Friend
t -1 -. 'i i . i j . i
Kir mar ene win orca aown unaer
tie straitv-'-A.'- 1 ' ' - ' "! " " '
Mist Lusk began her testimony this
doming by telling of her first meet
ir j with Dr. Roberts, of how he tele
phoned to ask her to come to hi
o'act to help him with om menu
script and of how, instead, ah had
invited him to meet her at her office
at the-Y.:W tv,--How
Intiniecy Began, 5 r -
M '. later meeting in her office
s.e said that fie leaned over her deck
tii Mted her and when the re
f or4 him; kissed ner , again and
i;ied if the cared for him. She said
tiat he replied thai he was mirried
tti that be id:
"There i no happiness or love In
t!ie heart of either myself or wife. I
should like to be free but that is im
rpiible, as in the-eyes of the law
I r. Roberts )s a model wife.
told of their growing intimacy
tti of how he confided his buiiness
it! family trouble to her while they
vrke4 together on the manuscript
cf hit book . Later she described
vlu to Chicago where she aid that
tier mistered several time a man
iJ wi;t, Dr. Roberts at least in
tjre instances, buying her railway
tUtt from Milwaukee to Chicago
ixi paying the hotel bill.
Contradict! Dr. Roberts.
Then the' related instances of his
kalously. of bow oace he had forced
her to obtain a receipt from a Chi
ef to hotel to prove the ttory the told
hLa of her visit there. She denied
Crt there was ever any reason for
t . ' jealousy. At many point the
ily contradicted the ttory Dr.
1 -Herts tfiliL v t " '
'Regarding a meeting it which Dr.
Roberts had testified that she straw
him in the face when he refused to
swear that he cared more for her
Cn nyone else in the world, she
-"The lituation had become un
bearable, t was unhappy. Mrs. Rob
ert wat unhappy. I told him that if
ri did not care that would end it all.
l,s said he cared at much at. ever.
I raid that then he must go home and
tell Mrs. Roberts. He said this was
impossible and when he - became
ensive, I struck him. '
A"::. Tonnas3 Wins Race '
With srmsh. Submarines
'London, Msy 25. The enemy it de
stroying British, allied and neutral
teanage at the rate of about.3.S00,000
ttat yearly, while ureet Britain and
us allies and the neutral countries will
very soon be producing tonnage at a
rate of about 4,000,000 tons yearly,
write Archibald Kurd, the naval ex
pert, In the Daily Telegraph. ,
That favorable situation, he de
clares, should be reached in a few
week and thenceforward the upward
curve In favor of the allies thould
proceed, in a manner to convince the
oermant of their failure.' -
f tny Jews Wounded v
In Posroms in Gaiicia
Stockholm, May 23.--Porroms have
f.'tn Place atVieliata. Gaiicia and
i Jews have been wounded teri-
c according to a report received
iy the Jewish pre bureau here.
L.:r were plundered and window
r -'Sed, the dames o property ex
c jzx 1,000,000 kroner, The local
' : made no effort to protect the
)it and military ttsistanc wat
t irawed from Cracow.
Gusrd and Germans
, Execute VJ52 ft Rnland
tieadon, Msy t3.-Under . the
' it Guard and German regime in
'in A, 152 persons were executed
nar , according to a rmnisn
. A who escaped to Sweden and
- interview ... with the Fofkets
is transmitted, from Copen
yj ise exenange leiegrapb
LEAVE AFTER BIG
(CoftMaM Trom Tt Oh.)
noncommissioned officers and soldiers
for the warm-hearted reception you
have given us in your city.
"This Belgian armored motor corps
left the west front in Belgium the lat
ter part of 1915 and proceeded, via
Archangel, to the Galician front,
where they covered themselves with
The Defense of Liete.
"I have been asked to tell you what
I consider the most important mili
tary operations in which the Belgian
army has taken part since the begin
ning of the war. I thould say the fol
io wins; arc uie moi ouuianaing;
"First, the defense of Liege, where
we barred the Germans, thus giving
the French time 'to get ready. You
all know the aplendid work done
there by our Third division, under the
command of our heroic General Le-
man, and the stoic resistance of the
forts, which gave way only when they
had been absolutely destroyed by the
powerful German guns.
The second important engage
ment was at Haelen, where the First
cavalry division threw back, with very
heavy losses, two of the best German
cavalry divisions, supported by pow
erful artillery and infantry. More than
3,000 Germans were left dead on the
"After several smaller engagements
the Belgian army retired under the
protection of the torts of Antwerp.
Here they performed a third service
of extreme importance. The Belgian
army, in conjunction with the trench
army, attacked the tupply communi
cation lines of the German army, and
a statement by a German staff officer
pays a tribute to the effective partici
pation of the Belgian army in the
victory of the Marne.
Retreat Prom Antwerp..
"The fourth military operation to
which I would call your attention is
the retreat of the Belgian army from
Antwerp. The Germans felt confident,
not only of capturing Antwerp, but
also ot capturing the whole Belgian
army at the same time. Thanks to a
very clever strategic movement and
the heroic stand of our forces at TeM
monde, the entire Belgian army re
tired safely along the coast to a new
position along the river Yser. Ant
werp surrendered, but was handed
over by civilians, to the great aston
ishment of the German general In
command, who had already wired the
kaiser that he had captured nearly the
entire Belgian army. Even the stores
of supplies of the army had been de
stroyed or removed by. the Belgians
before the town wat given unp.
The fifth operation wat the most
tioriout of all. and w can av with
legitimate pride that the .battle of
the Yter, after the fall of Antwerp,
saved a most critical situation and
forever barred the Germans from
Calais. Dunkirk and Boulogne. The
invasion of those ports by the enemy
wouia nav ocen a, serious letDacK
to the British military preparations.
Although the Belgian army was tired
and its equipment weakened and only
42,000 rifles left on (he firing line,
the French general-lnhier promised
King Albert to send a fresh army, to
relieve our men if we could hold out
forty-eight hour. We held out forty
eight hours and continued to hold out
for eight days before the first French
reinforcements were able to arrive.
We did this in spite of the superior
numbers of the enemy, about 300.000
fresh picked troops, who were in high
spirits after jutt capturing Antwerp,
and who were supported ' by more
than 500 gunt. " j
"In thit battle our army had been
reduced to 20,000 men, nearly all of
our country wat in the hands of the
enemy, and only a small part of our
army remained intact- We had no
munitions, no ammunition, and our
artillery had been reduced to a few
"We can ay that the present Bet
S m vwiiyviww vi sftA utTinviifli
one cavalry corps, a very powerful
aruuery et an cauore and flying
corps, t stroneer than ever and im
patiently await the order to advance.
ine sixth episode that I want to
mention to you prove this fact clear
"Besides all this the Belgian have
been fighting in conjunction with the
French in Cameroon, and with the
British in East Africa where we now
occupy a territory ten time the size
Za Tour of City.
The day' program for the war
rior wat without cessation. The Party
arrived in South Side shortly after 9
o'clock in the morning, proceeded on
- London, May 23. Heavy artillery
fighting in the Ancre valley southeast
of Lens and in the Flanders salient
is reported in today's officii! state
ment British Fir Barracks.
Washington, May 23. British avia
tors, who bombarded the Austrian
aerial station and the submarine bate
at Cattaro'on May 20, fired one build
near the jetty and also set fire to the
barracks, taid a dispatch today from
"Notwithstanding the intense ar
tillery fire and the attack of enemy
destroyers," slid the dispatch, "the
British, airplanes ail re-entered their
German Raid Fails.
Paris, May 23. There was intermit
tent shelling south of the River Am,
on the Amiens front, the War office
announced today. A German raid on
French positions in the Bois Mongival
failed. French detachments petroling
in the Champagne brought in a num
ber of prisoners and some war material.
BEST Of TO SAVE
IS 10 CAT
a tour of the stock yards and pack
ing houses, was entertained at lunch
eon at the Exchange building at noon
and at 2 o clock arrived in Umana,
proper.' , i '
Following their arrival at the Union
station, the party, escorted by a mili
tary body from Fort Crook and
Creighton university and Omaha high
school . cadets, marched, despite the
rain which was then falling, north in
Tenth street -to Farriam,.and then
went to the court house. They were
met there by great crowds of Oma
hans, who packed the building. Red
Cross women were on hand and fur;
nished a light luncheon. '(
Following the luncheon the various
members of the party were taken in
automobiles for a short sight-seeing
tour of the city, including Fort Oma
ha. Following this trip, many of the
men repaired to the Young Men's
Christian association and to a wel
come dip in the big tank. The din
ner at the Chamber of Commerce fol
lowed. The 336 Belgian officers and troops,
guests of Omaha Thursday, now being
transported from San Francisco, to an
Atlantic port, are what is left of a
regiment of .automobile cannon and
automobile machine gun troops that
joined M Russian troops by way of
Archangel late in 1915. They are fine
examples of the soldiers of the Bel
gian army, many of the most promi
nent families of that stricken country
being represented, not only among
the officers, but the enlisted men as
They fought with the Russian
armies against the central powers for
some .time before Czar Nicholas was
overthrown, and then with the revolu
tionary? troops until the Russians
signed a uerman peace, now wen
they fought and with what credit to
the fair name of Belgium, is shown
by the decoratons they wear. One of
the most gallant deeds was that of
Jacques de Becker-Remy, a private in
the First battery, a brave soldier be
loved by all. In action with his ar
mored automobile, in the midst of
enemy fire he left his car to attach a
cable to a Belgian automobile . ren
dered helpless by reason of damage
to its forward deck. He was. killed in
the course of this operation, during
which he performed an act of sub
lime heroism. In memory of his
gallant service his name remains on
the roll of his battery, and when his
name is called, his comrades respond:
"Killed on the field of honor at Vero
bievka." After the betrayal of the Russian
people through the agents of Ger
many the usefulness of these Bel
gians in Russia was at an end and
they made their way through many
dangers and in spite of 4he hindrance
of the bolsheviki and the plots of Ger;
man spies through Russia and Siberia
to Vladivostok, where they embarked
for San Francisco, arriving at the
Golden Gate May 12.
From Omaha the party went to Des
Moines, where they will be enter
tained today. From Des Moines they
go to Chicago and thence to several
cities in the east.
Government Will Reduce
Price of Coal to Public
Washington, Msy, 23 Government
fixed prices of coal to the public will
be reduced soon as a result of an
agreement reached to day between the
fuel and railroad administration under
which the railroads will pay more for
fuel than they have paid in the past.
House Votes for Nation-Wide I
Prohibition During the War
Washington, May 23. Dry forces
in the house today won a second
skirmish in favor of national prohi
bition during the war when by a vote
of 178: to 137 an amendment was
adopted refusing any of the $11,346,400
appropriation, in the food production
bilk unttt ' President Wilson issues a
proclamatioTrprohibithig'the use of
food in the manufacture of intoxi
cants. ' -7-
Colonel Hodges "Awarded
Highest Honor in Britain
American - Headquarters on the
British Front, ', May 23.-r-Colonel J.
N. Hodges, of the American engineer
corpsf has, been awarded the British
distinguished serviqe order in recog
nition of his L: services durins: the
period from March 27. to April 3,
i ' i . i n j ' ( . ; .i
wnue me cruisa were stemming ine
tide of the German offensive begun
March ZI. .
Presbyterians' to Meet
. In St. Louis Next Year
Columbus, O., May 23. The gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian
church in the United States of
America today voted to hold its 1919
convention in at. Louis.
May Form Irish Army.
London, May 23. Part of the
filan for voluntary recruiting in Ire
and, the Dublin correspondent of
the Daily News says he learns, prob
ably will involve formation of Irish
brigades or Irish divisions.
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