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mk The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVII-NO.' 309. OMAHA, , THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, '1918 12 PAGES kT TWO CENTS.,
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C. R. Snyder Flies in Furj
on Witness Stand at Lawyer
for Woman Defendant
l' on Stand. -
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'. Testimony in the William F.
Stoecker divorce suit in dis
trict court, in which Theresia
Stoecker is asking her alleged
rights as. a common-law wife to
a divorce and $100,000 alimony
from the capitalist and politic
ian, narrowed down to its final
stage's Wednesday afternoon,
when alh witnesses for both
: defendant and plaintiff had of
fered their evidence. The case
will beiven over to the law
yers for arguments Friday
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4. lie even, niacmne-iiKe uiaiiuci m
which the trial was conducted was
broken but once during the day. That
was when C. R. Snyder, Omaha sales
man, . testifying for the defense,
created a furor in the court room
by hurling angry epithets at one of
the ; plaintiff's attorneys. Judge
Troup was called upon to exercise
his judicial authority to restore
order. . ' '
Snyder had finished his direct ex
amination by Attorney Smith, for the
defense, in which he had told of his
meeting Theresia Stoecker and 'how
she had made advances toward him,
with the evident idea of marriage.
He said he rebuffed her. Attorney
McKenzie then began the cross- ex
anination. . War of Words.
"You have recently been in jail,
haven't you?" he hurled at Snyder.
"Yes, for 52 days," Snyder shouted
in an angry fashion, rising to his feet.
"And 1 was placed there by the 'dirty
-work of a 'skunk' lawyer and that
lawyer was you," he cried. He enter-
; cd upon a tirade against the lawyer.
'.during which judge Troup inter
vened .cautioning the witness that he
should be careful of his language or
suffer the consequence.
Attorney Sutton, assisting the
plaintjff in the case, "then arose and
madei fne suggestion that Snyder be
sent to jail. For several mjnutes
. excitement- prevailed ... in. the courj;
- roou'Vwhich w-as filled to overflowing
with i witnesses , and "sight-seers,"
Attorney McKenzie did not ask that
Sutton's suggestion be acted upon.
Later in the trial he produced a
witness to rebut Snyder's testimony
that he had been connected with the
case, other than in the present trjal.
. Merely to give Theresia Stoecker,
his alleged common law wife, some'
"ozone some fresh air," as "an ap
preciation of her efficiency," was the
sole motive of William F. Stoecker in
taking Theresia out automobile rid-
. ing, according to his testimony
in the morning. J . -'
Nor-does Stoecker consider "rest
ing for five minutes on Theresia's
bed," anything more than "an indis
creet adtion," he. testified.
In general Stoecker continued to
give more or less a blanket denial of
all the testimony offered against him
as in his earlier statements during the
Knew She Was 111.
In later testimony Stoecker denied
that he knew Theresia was about to
become a mother, but that he knew
she was ill and that he called a doc
tor, v He denied ever consulting a
' midwife about Theresia. v
Stoecker denied entering Theresia's
room the night which she testified was
... (he starting point in her intimate re
' tations with him. He denied that he
had anything to do with thg advertise
ment concerning her marriage with
others. He denied many other alle
gations made by Theresia while she
. was on .the witness stand, but admit
, (Continued on Page Two, Column One.) '
r' The Weather
For Nebraska Generally fair
Thursday and Friday; not much
chatlge in temperature.
- Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
, , i iiour. - ueg.
5 a. m.
6 a. m.
7 a. m.
8 a. m.
. 9 a. m.
I 10 a. m.
11 a. m. .
1 p. in..
2 p. Tai.
3 p. m..
4 p. m..
5 p. m . .
6 p. m..
7 p m..
8 P. m.... 83
. Comparative Local Record.
' ' , 1918. 1917. 1918. H15.
Highest yesterdajr 87 82 82 85
Lowest yesterday .. 64 66 62 82
Mean temperature .... 76 - 72 72 71
Precipitation 70 . .00 .00 .08
Temperature and precipitation departures
trom the normal:
r Normal temperature 71
Excess- for the day , 6
Total excess since March 1......', 79
Vormal precipitation 18 inch
Deficiency for the day 181 nch
Total rainfall since March 1. ...6.82 Inches
..Deficiency slnoo March 1 4. 11 Inches
Excess for cor. perod. 1917 2.21 inches
Oeflciency for cor. period, 1916. .4.12 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Nation and State Temp. Hlch- Raln-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est.
Cheyenne, part cloudy., 74 82
Denver, cloudy 84 ()
Des Moines, clear 29 84
Lander, cloudy 86 - 94
North Platte, pt. cloudy 86 88
Omaha, clear 85 . 87
I Pueblo, cloudy ........ 88 90
Rapid City, -raining. ... 80 ' SO
Salt Leke, pt. cloudy... 100 . 100
Rarata Ke, cloudy ....... 74 82
Sheridan, part cloudy.. 0 90
fclitux City, clear 84 86
T indicates trass of precipitation.
.-. v L. A. "WELSH, Metoorologlst.
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Young Society Woman's
Miss May Scotland, Dean of
Women at Brownell Hall, to
Wed Conrad Young This Fall
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The engagement of Miss May Scot-0
land, teacher and dean of women at
Brownell Hall,' and, Conrad Young,
real estate dealer, was announced
Wednesday by Mrs. Anne de Bonne
ville Scotland of Denver, Miss Scot
land's mother. :
. Tbe announcement comes as a so;r
prise to all but a few relatives and
intimate "friends. Miss Scotland and
Mr Young are both very athletic.
Miss Scotland is an expert horse
woman, swims, shoots and plays golf.
Mr. Young isydevoted to hunting and
fishing and was at one time tennis
champion of Omaha. Miss Scotland is
an accomplished musician, having
been graduated from the Institute of
Musical Art of New York City and
studied violin abroad..
Miss Scotland holds the honorary
title of colonel, , as. commandant of
one of the women's military training
camps, held last year, Miss Scotland
commanding the camp at Loretta
Heights, Colo., and she received her
title from General Getty of Fort
She was graduated from Mrs. Wol
cott's school in Denver and from the
Teachers' college at Greeley, Colo.
" Mr. Young is one of Omaha's most
eligible bachelors, belongs to a prom
inent Omaha family. Dr. G. Alexander
Young is a brother and his sister, Miss
Gertrude Young. Another sister. Miss
Dorothy Young, will sail with the
Smith unit for France very soon.
The wedding is scheduled for Sep
tember. German U-Boats Speed Up
Output of Nation's Shipyards
..Washington, June 12. Since Ger
man submarines began their raids off
the Atlantic coast outputs of ship
yards building vessels has exceeded
the sinkings of American ships by
more than 100,000 deadweight tons.
The production during this interval
has been 21 vessels totalling 130,642
HOOVER DECREES AMERICANS
REDUCE THEIR BEEF RATIONS
Families Restricted to One and One-Quarter Pounds
Weekly for Each Member; Hotels and Restaurants
' to Serve Roasts and Steaks Only One Day
and Stew Twice Weekly. .
(By Associated Press.)
Washington," June 12. To meet the needs of the
American xand allied armies and the civilian populations
of France, Great Britain and Italy, the American people
were asked by the food administration today to place them
selves on a limited beef allowance from now until Septem
ber 15. ' :
Householders were requested "not under any circum
stances" to buy more than one and one-quarter pounds of
clear beef weekly, or one and one-half pounds, including ,
the bone, for each person in the household. s
'Hotels and restuarants were asked not to serve boiled
beef more than two meals weekly, beef steak more than
one meal weekly and roast beef more than one mfeal
weekly. r ' i-
"The demand for beef for our army, the armies of the
allies and their civilian populations for this summer," said
the fooddminstraton's announcement, "are beyond our
present supplies. On the other hand, we have enough in
creased supply of pork this summer to permit economical
t expansion of its use. It, therefore, will be a direct sevico
to our armies and the allies if our people will income de
gree substitute fresh pork, bacon, ham and sausage for beef
MISS MAY SCOTLAND.
DOWN ITS PLANT
pispute Over Increase in Rates
Fails of Settlement; Uncle
Sam May Step In.
Beatrice, Neb., June 12. (Special
Telegram.) More than 1,300 con
sumers of the local gas company are
without light and fuel following the
announcement of the company that
it would shut down the plant unless
granted an increase of 20 per cent in
rates. The plant was shut down at
A mass meeting of consumers, the
city commissioners and officers of the
company met tonight in an endeavor
to adjust differences. It was finally
agreed that the plant be run three
months and an audit made of the
books to determine whether an ad
vance is necessary. The company
agreed to the request of the council,"
with the exception of a provision that
in case they were making a profit
without the advance they refund the
increase. The commission remained
firm and the company closed the
State Fuel Administrator Kennedy
was in attendance at the meeting. He
announced it was possible that the
government would take over the plant
in an endeavor to save coal.1
GAS COMPANY AT
Washington Observers Believe
Ultimately Will Turn Ta
bles on Hun General.
Washington, June 12. Announce
ment by the Prussian war minister to
the Reichstag that "the so-called Foch
reserve army no longer exists." is re
garded by officials here as designed
to encourage the German population
If Von Stein intended to convey the
German assault, the actual situation
at the front stands as a flat contra
diction. His words, however, might
mean a wholly different thing, al
though designed to be construed
the announcement of a great victory.
Before the German attack was made
the supreme war council at Versailles
had worked out a program for limited
pooling of a mobile force of some
88,000 men composed of 200,000
French, 200.000 British. 200,000 Amer
icans and 200,000 Italians which was
to have been mainly to support ' of
fensive operations on fronts selected
by the Versailles council.
All Forces Pooled Under Foch.
The organization of this army was
never completed, however, the emer
gency created by the German offen
sive causing a wholly new pooling
agreement under which General Foch
became supreme commander. He
now directs the employment of all
active as well as reserve armies. No
army now exists which could be
called "the Foch reserve army" be
cause as supreme commander that
officer has under him all of the" forces
facing the German onslaught,' ;
The Prussian war minister's state
ment, howeverj admittedly tccjies this
very "heart of the problem facing Gen
eral, Fochi. jp. ;-f ...'.' n t.v
The fact that although under un
ceasing attack since March 21, the al
lied and American forces have hot
struck back in anything approaching
a major operation is regarded as con
clusive proof that the supreme com
mander, backed by the supreme war
Council, is striving by every means in
his power to stem the German rush
and exhaust its offensive without de
pleting his own forces. ' ' ;
Reserves Vital Factor. ,
If he is successful, and there is now
every confidence both here and
abroad that the battle is half won,
officers here believe he can turn the
tables on the enemy ultimately and
use his reserves to crush German am
The reserves on both sides are the
vital factors in the titanic game that
is being played out with the allied
supreme commander "matching wits
against the German general staff.
Officers here pay high tribute to the
genius of General Foch, because he
has avoided the employment of his
maximum power and has blocked the
road to the channel ports in such
fashion that his antagonists have been
compelled to seek diversion at other
points. It is his reserves, standing
ready along the vital sectors of his
line, they say, that forced the enemy
to attempt the movement on the
Aisne front and the later efforts be
tween Montdidier and Noyon.
Kaiser Sees War Won.
Amsterdam, June 12. In a letter to
the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger from the
battlefield on the Aisne, dated May 27,
Karl Rosner, Emperor William's fa
vorite correspondent, describes the
emperor as appearing in radiant
health, bronzed and bright-eyed,
receiving a report from General von
Boehm regarding the stording of
French positions on the Aisne.
Afterwards, says the correspondent,
the emperor ascended to the old camp
Des Romains, from which he viewed
the parfbrama 'of the battlefield while
seated at a rough deal table, upon
which were maps and a telephone.
Here he received news of the passage
of a German battalion across the
Aisne river, upon which the . corre
spondent quotes him as remarking:
"The victory is won; one of the
great victories upon which our strong
future will rest."
Three Railroad Operating
Regions Created in West
Washington, June 12. Territory
west of the Mississippi river was di
vided today by Director General Mc
Adoo into three railroad operating
regions with R. H. Aishton, director of
thefnorthern portion, headquarters at
Chicago; Hale Holden, president of
the Burlington, director of the central
division, headquarters at Chicago, and
B. F. Bush, receiver for the Missouri
Pacific, director of the southwestern
division, headquarters at St. Louis.
J. C. Bealer Chosen Head
Oi Grand Army in Iowa
Des Moines, June 12. J. C. Bealer
of Cedar Rapids was elected com
mander of the Iowa Grand Army of
the Republic here today and Cedar
Rapids chosen as the meeting tflace
for 1919. Mrs. Dawn B. Tullis of Des
Moines was chosen president of the
Women's Relief corps, ,
THROWN INTO FRAY
Five German, Divisions Shattered in Attacks Against
U. S. Force Northwest of Chateau Thierry; Enemy
Repulsed Also in Several Attempts to Re
capture Village of Cantigny.
(By Associated Press.)
Further gains have been made by the French troops in the
fighting in the region between Montdidier and Noyon, where in
addition to the capture of territory near Belloy and St. Maur,
the center of the line, 400 additional Germans have been made
Pm d machine guns have been taken.
Numerous German counter attacks have been repulsed, but the
enemy succeeded at one point in crossing the Matz river.
On the eastern side of the Oise river, the French have car
ried out a strategic retirement along the line of Belloy, Tracy-Le-Val
and Nampcel, unobserved by the enemy.
Farther south, north of the Marne in the region of Chateau-Thierry,
the French have recaptured the village of Mont
court and a portion of the village of Brussiares.
Q Evacuate Car?nrnt WnAi".
Local Organization Under Gov
ernment Control Announced;
Present Employes to Be
- Retained. -
..w5teps ;,were taken. yesterday in the
local conspiration, (of the,-threfr
press compariies,! whert it was an
nounced that W. iS. Warner, Omaha
general, agent' of the American Ex
press company, .will be the general
agent of the American Railroad Ex
press company, the result of the merg
ing of the four national companies
under the government. It was also
announced that D. W. Rawson, one of
the general managers of, the Amer
ican Railroad Express company, will
maintain his office in Omaha, with su
pervision over a territory comprising
Nebraska, Iowa, part of Kansas, Colo
rado, Wyoming, Montana, South Da
kota and Minnesota.
Consolidate Offices. ' -
With the merger the offices of .the
three Omaha express companies, the
Adams, the Wells-Fargo and the
American, will be consolidated at a
location to be determined later.
Only one change will be made in
the operation of the offices at the rail
road stations the Wells-Fargo and
American offices at the union' station
will be united and the office of the
Adams, which now operates over the
Burlington, will be maintained as the
Burlington office V the new combined
No .regular employes of any of the
present companies will suffei by the
change, it is announced. On the con
trary, it is expected that all will bene
fit greatly. t
E. A. Stedman, one of five vice
presidents of the new organization, is
to be executive head of the region in
cluding Omaha. His headquarters will
be in Chicago. , , - .
U.S. SQOIiWILL HAVE MILLION
SOLDIERS ON FIRING LINES
Secretary of War Baker Telia Graduates of West Point
Military Academy That German Menace by Sea
Nor Gains in France Will Stop Move
ment of Troops.
West Point, N. Y., June 12. More than 1,000,000
American men will be in service in France in the near fu
ture, declared Secretary of War Baker, in an address today
to 137 graduates of the United States Military academy.
Supplementing his recent announcement in Washing
ton that United States troops "exceeding 700,000 in nunv,
ber" have disembarked on French soil, the secretary told
the cadets "it is not unfair to speculate that we will shortly
pass the million mark."
Gen. Peyton C. March, chief of staff, who made com
mencement day the occasion of his first official visit to the
academy, said that neither the menace of raiding German
submarines off the Atlantic; coast nor the territorial gains
of the enemy on the wetsern front will affect 'America's
policy of sending men to France as fast as ships can carry
Today's graduation was that of the class ot 1919.
whose members were awarded their diplomas a year ahead
ot time, the first since" 1817 to attain that distinction, be
cause of the urgent demand in the army for trained officers.
Secretary Baker, who awarded the diplomas to the
graduates, told them they were destined to have a part in
leading the armies of the nation to a victorious peace.
"After that,", he said, "as officers of the regular army, you
will prepare, riot for war, but be ready for another war if
anybody wants to maka it ' , - -
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The French forces operating on the
east bank of the Oise river south of
Noyon have evacuated the Carlepont
wood and the Germans are closely
pressing them southward, according
to the German official communication
Wednesday. The communication also
asserts that the territory on the op
posite side of the river near where the
Matz enters the stream has been
cleared of all enemy troops.
Nowhere else along the battle front
running from Montdidier to the re
gion around Noyon is any cl.r1! made
to further advances by the Germans.
On the contrary, the latest communi
cation shows that the enemy every
where has beetr busily cnaaed in at
tempts to hold back the French and
other allied troops, among them some
Americans. " ,....;a
No mention is made in the German
communication of the allies having
advanced their front east of Mcry and
the Genii's wood or of the repulse of
violent German attacks along the
Aronde river and at the Loges farm
and Anteuil. Neither yis there any
mention of the fact that the enemy,
notwithstanding his . numerous at
tempts, has been unable to debouch
south of the Matz river.
The communication asserts that all
the counter attacks of the allied forces
have been repulsed and that they suf
fered heavy casualties. It declared
the number of prisoners taken by
General yon Huticr's ?"yy has now
risen to more than 13,000,
It had been admitted that the posi
tion of the defending line on the west
bank of the Oise river was a delicate
one owing to the capture by the Ger
mans of the outflanking hills to the
west, and a successful drive through
the Carleptfnt wood, on the opposite
side of the stream, seemingly would
have necessitated a strategic retreat
if the troops were not to be entirely
Southwest of Montdidier, where the
allied forces on Tuesday in violent
counter attacks made notable gains
against the enemy, American artillery
men have been thrown into the fray
and are harassing 4he Germans with
their fire. No other Americans thus
far have taken part in the fighting.
To the north of Montdidier, the
Germans several times have tried to
drive out the Americans from the vil
lage of Cantigny, but each time they
have been repulsed.
German Submarine Kept on
Surface of Ocean Two Days
While Transferring 80 -Tons
of Copper. V ;
(ny Anoctatcd Prei.)
New York, June 12. The
audacity of a German sub
marine captain, who kept his
vessel on the surface for two
dajs while transferring to the
U-boat 80 tons of copper from
the Norwegian steamship Vin-
deggen, which was halted 120
miles off Cape Hatteras, was
described tonight by officers of
The Vindeggen's crew and
that of the Henrik Lund, also a
Norwegian, were brought to
this port aboard the Danish
steamship Brosund after their
raft had been sunk by the Teu
The Henrik Lund hove in sight and
was signalled by the submarine just
as the later, was finishing its looting
of the Vindeggen's cargo saM mem
bers of the crews." The German com
mander ordered both the ship's com
panies into their boats and. sent the
two vessels to the bottom with bombs.
Captain Balmestad of the Vindcg-
gen and Captain Kaltenborg of the ,
Hendrik Lund were intervirwrH here
by naval officials. The crews, com
prising 68 men, most of whom are
Chinese, were turned over to the im
The VindegKen was bound here
from a South American port, her cop
per consigned to the American Smelt
ing and Refining company. v
llie destruction ot these two shins '
makes four flying the Norwegian flag
which have been victims of German
submarines in American waters. The
two others were, the Vinland, sunk
June S, and the Eidsvold, sunk June ,
4, both off the Virginia capes. r
ihe total ot vessels sunk by u- ,
boats in the present campaign I In .
these waters U 18., '
, EMpc"From Sea Wolf. :
.1 An 'Atlantic Pore Tune 12.--How '
the American steamer Edward Pierce
escaped both shell fire and a torpedo
from a German submarine off the Vir
ginia capes Monday night in a stem
chase that ended only when coast
lights were sighted, was related here
today by Captain Wade, master of
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Lund was sunk 120 miles east , of
Cape Hatteras and ; probably was
made by the same submarine. '
Captain Wade said Jus first warning'
df the "presende of the sea wolf was
in a flash of light and a shell crossing
his bow. ( It was dark and the cap
tain decided that He would depend up
on that and speed to save his ship.
All steam was crowded on tlje vessel
and a zigzag course was run. The '
submarine continued to fire but the
marksmanship of the gunners in the '
darkness was poor.. .
Finding his guns unavailing, the
German, according to Captain Wade,
launched a torpedo but it went wide,
though the captain and members ot ,
the crew, saw it pass their vessel at
a rapid speed. The chase lasted for
two hours, the submarine evidently
drawing off when . the coast lights
came into view. -
. Captain Wade said his wireless
calls were - answered by the Cape
Sable, Nova Scotia, station, and the
American steamer Walter D." Noyes.
The latter vessel reported on its ar- .
rival here that it had sighted what '
was believed to have been a submar
ine but the Noyes was not attacked.
U. Chaplain Crawls Across
No Man's Land to Save Colonel
) Paris, June 12. Crawling with a j
stretcher across a shell-swept field. ,
Rev. John Clifford, formerly pastor of
the Baptist church at Tucson, Ariz.,
but now a Young Men's Christian as
sociation worker with the American
marines, succeeded in bringing back to
the rear the wounded colonel of a
regiment. . ' .
The colonel, with his shoulder shat
tered by machine gun fire, had been
lying in a trench for two hours under
a heavy fire, when Rev. Mr. Clifford "
arrived. Mr. Clifford, who is suffering
from sheH shock, is now resting ire a
Paris hospital. The colonel rescued 1
Michigan Democrats Endorse
Henry Ford for U. S5Senate ;
Lansing, Mich., June 12, Henry v
Ford, Detroit automobile manufac
turer who has been mentioned as the,.11
republican candidate for. United
States senator to succeed William
Alden Smith, whose term expires ,
next year, was endorsed by Michivan :
democrats in conference here today'
and urged "to' become a candidate,
although he is not withiiour fold." .:!,
The endorsement of a republican
candidate at a democratic conterence
is unparalleled in Michigan political
history. . . .
Japanese Flout Idea of . v: '"
AllianceJVith Hun Ruler i
London, June 12. A majority - of 1
the Japanese nationvdoes not believe
Japan and Germany, willbecome allies
after the present war,says a cable
gram from an organization of Tokio- ,'
newspaper men to the liaii' '"Wl
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