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VOL. XLVII. NO. 311. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1918 20 'PAGES , K.2iEfc TWO CENTS.
US. IN AIR
Americans Return Safely From
Two Expeditions in Which
" Many Bombs Dropped on
. .With the American Army In
France, June 14. The first
American bombing squadron
to operate behind the front,
successfully raided the Dom-gcy-Baroncourt
railway at a
point northwest of Briery late
Wednesday, dropping many
It'is believed that several
direct hits were made by the
five plants participating.
A large number of German Al
batross machines attacked the bomb
ers after liey had performed their
'mission and were returning home.
Three of the Albatrosses attempted
to cut out two of the American bomb
ers, but themselves were attacked by
other American planes. The fight
;ontinued until the machines reach
ed the battle line, when the Germans
; Shelled By Batteries.
All the American aviators return
ed safely, though they had been heav
ily shelled by anti-aircraft batteries.
A second excursion . of American
bombing planes was made late this
afternoon behind the German lines
All returned safely notwithstanding
anti-aircraft fire and after repulsing
th attacks of two German airplanes.
Five American machines launched
79 borbs 'wjjighing two kilos each,
on the railway station and adjoining
buildings, at Conflans. ,.
Qenerai Pershing's Report.
.Washington,. June 14. Details of
the Am ri aircraft bombing ex
pedition ver the enemy lines were
j-eporter by .General Pershing to
night, in an addition to yesterday's
communique. Five planes carrying
out the attack dropped 80 bombs and
returned safelv after fighting off
three Germr.n pursuit machines.
. The dispatch said:
. "Bombing expedition, reported in
communique June 13, was executed
by five of our planes. Eighty bombs
were dropped. One was -observed in
a warehouse at the station. Poor
visibility prevented effect of others
being ascertained, but our aviators
hrlirv ttiar all Hrnnnfi in area where
they' are likely to have produced use
ful effect. 'Our planes were attack
ed by three German pursuit ma
chines, but all returned safely."
, Baroncourt lies about 46 miles
northeast of Verdun. It is possible
that Domgcy is a mutilated spewing
of Domremy, a village on the rail
road -near Baroncourt.
Submarine Bases Raided.
London, June 14. The admiralty
today issued the following official
Statement on naval aerial operations:
- "During the period of June 10-12,
the operations of our air force con
tingents have been attended by un
favorable weather. Bombing opera
tions were carried out during the day
and the night time against Zeebruggc,
the Bruges docks and the . Ostend
docks. In all 18 tons of bombs were
dropped. Two hits" were observed
on the mole and bursts on the sea
plane shed at Zeebrugge and at
Bruges. Hits also were observed at
the Brugecise works and bursts were
observed at the Bassin De La Marine
and the Gare Maritime, Ostend. One
enemy craft was destroyed. One of
our machines is missing."
The, Weather t
' For Nebraska Partly cloudy Sat
urday and Sunday; cooler Sunday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m.
6 a. m.
i. 1 1
7 a. m
8 a. m
9 a. m
10 a. m
1 1 a. m
1! m lit
1 p. m H
: 1. m... 8fi
3 p. m Jl
. 4 p, m r. . 90
I p. m t S
6 P. m S7
7 p. m K7
8 p. m $i
Comparative Local Record.
Highest yesterday .. 90
Lowest yesterday ,. 71)
Mean temperatura ,. 80
1917. 1916. 1915.
69 SI 7;
'62 , 6 69
to 70 67
00 T T
Temperaturs and precipitation departure!
from tha normal:
Normal temperature Tl
Excess for the day 9
Total excesi since March 1 499
Normal precipitation 17 inch
Excess for the day ;19 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 7.18 Inches
Deficiency Bine March 1 4.09 Inches
Excel for fcor. parlod, 1917 2.26 inehra
. Uoflclency for cor. period. 1916. .4.44 inches
' - Reports From Stations At 1 P. M.
Station and Stats Temp,
.of Weather. 7 p. in
' Cheyenne, Jit. cloudy... SI
Davenport, cloudy '. ,,. 78
Denver, ,cloudy 54
Iodjte City, clear 96
Lander, cloudy ,n
Nottli Platto. clear . v. . 94
tmaha, clear 87
Pueblo, part cloudy .... 1
Kapld, City, clear .... 90
Santa F, part cloudy .. 82
Snerhlan, clear 9S
Valentine,, clear 7 (2
' . indicates trace of precipitation.
- t V X A, .WELSH, Meteoroloflst.
SON OF OIL KM CHEERS
WITH BOYS A TFT. OMAHA
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.
H D N RAIDER
U-Boat Fires Upon British
Steamer Off Virginia Coast,
But Keeps Out of Its
An Atlantic Port, June 14. A story
of an all-day fight yesterday with a
German submarine off the Virginia
coast was brought here today by Cap
tain George AitRen of the British
steamship Author. He said the raider
gave up the chase 70 miles from the
Virginia capes, apparently fearing to
brave the coast patrol.
Captain Aitken, whose ship is one
of the few armed craft to be attack
ed by the U-boats since they came
lp American waters, said the Ger
man showed'no disposition to come
within the range of the guns of his
armed guard of British bluejackets,
though he trailed him at long range
for 12 hours. Many shots were fired
The British freight steamship Kee
mun, attacked last night off the
Virginia coast by a German subma
rine, passed through the Virginia
capes today apparently not damaged
seriously ifat all.
U-boat Captain Identified.
New York, June 14. The com
mander of the U-1S1, one of the Ger
man submarines which have been
operating off the American Atlantic
coast, has been identified as Captain
Neustidi, and he served five years as
a gunner's mate in the Uiiited States
navy, according to affidavits of offi
cers and sailors on the schooners
Hattie B. Dunn,- Edna and Haup
pauge, victims of the submarine.
The documents were brought here
today by naval reserve officers ar
riving from .Cuba.
An Atlantic Port, June M. At
least one of the German submarines
operating off the American coast
is camouflaged so as to present at
a distance the appearance of an or
dinary freighter, according to Cap
tain Bratland, master of the Nor
wegian steamer VinlaiSj, one of the
Bee Sunday Features
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Stories of Omaha and Nebraska are interestingly told
in tomorrow's Bee the premier Sunday newspaper in this
section of America. Last Sunday's editidn was a "hum
dinger," to use the vernacular. Tomorrow's will be even
better. , '
MUNICIPAL GOLF Cartoonist Powell "pulls" a nifty bunch of pi
tures in. a local satire. Omaha becoming real cosmopolitan.
THE UNIFORMED LIFT Fifty-three nattily garbed' Omaha women
release 63 men that they may go to war. Howand whyt By a
TOM JOHNSON'S CHERRIES Know Tom? The boys at Florence
field do. Indeed, it is Tom that makes life more pleasant for them
in a most unusual way.
A DISCIPLE OF ISAAK WALTON An Omaha man owns a collie
r that is a fisher-dog catches two-pound bass. Some fish story
with a splash of local color.
HERE COMES THE JUNK MAN Do you know what the junk man
means Omaha? Three millions of dollars annually. Here's
a man who is helping Uncle Sam" do things. Half a page of pic
WOMEN IN WARTIME Another consignment of illustrated fea-
tures by a galaxy of Omaha women writers. The most widely
read woman's section in the west.
These are a baker's half-dozen of more than a score of splendid
features of exceptional interest and entertainment in tomorrow's
The Sunday Bee is one of the Sunday Essentials Don't miss it,
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Addresses Soldiers at "Y" Hut
and Florence -ield; "Mixes"
With lyien and Comes Down
Town fo- a Soda.
Leanng against a tent pole, with hi
coat oil and his soft collar slightly
wilted from perspiration, the son and
heir of the richest man in the world
last night delivered to two large audi
ences of soldiers at Fort Omaha and
Florence field two simple and straight
forward talks on applied Christianity.
"Would it be a violation of army
etiquet for me to take off my coat?"
asked short and stocky John D. Rock
efeller, jr., member of the Rockefeller
foundation, member of the interna
tional health commission and director
in half a score of leading American
"Go ahead," shouted Young Men's
Christian Association Camp Secre
tary Taylor and the mob of sweating
soldiers, who had crowded the large
tent at Florence field to listen to Mr.
Rockefeller when they might just as
well have been lying out in the cool,
open air enjoying the night breezes.
So Mr, Rockefeller doffed his coat
and gripping a tent pole in his right
hand and clutching in his left hand a
bunch of notes to which he hardly re
ferred, waded in.
Cheer From John D. Jr.
"Three clieers and a tiger for John
D. Rockefeller," shouted some one in
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion hut at Fort Omaha at the con
clusion of the talk. And they were
given, again and again, with a right
And then Dean Ringer, commission
er of police;-called for another cheer
for Mr. Rockefeller. When it was
given, "What's the matter with Dean
Ringer?" called the slightly hoarse
voice of the visiting speaker. He was
sweating also, in-the middle of a
crowd -of khaki-clad soldiers, and
waving his arms. -
Mr. Rockefeller was once manage
of a foot ball team at Brown univer
sity and he knows how to cheer, so
the honors for the police commis
sioner came with a will. ; .
Visits Balloon School. -
Mr. Rockefeller arrived in the city
late Friday afternoon and was taken
at once to th Hotel Fontenelle. After
a short test at his suite at the hotel,
he and Mrs. Rockefeller were taken
on an. automobile trip about the city
in the automobile of Dr. Palmer Find
ley, newly-elected member of the
board of directors of the Omaha
Young Men's Christian association.
The party stopped at Fort Omaha and
Mr. Rockefeller was shown through
out the camp and was given first-hand
information as to how Uncle Sam is
training the balloon section of the
At 8:15 o'clock lie addressed a
crqwd of soldiers which packed the
Young Men's Christian association
hut at Fort Omaha almost to suffo
cation. But every man listened at
tentively. "We civilians want you men in
khaki to understand that we look up
to you fellows. You soldiers must
never forget: that you are represent
ing 100.000,000 Americans. You tow
er head and shoulders above the rest
of us. We may be giving up much,
a good part of our time, some of us,
but you rrien are giving up all your
Make Great Risk.
"We may be giving up our jobs for
two or three days a week to aid in
the work, but you fellows have giv
en up your jobs for the duration of
the war. And when you have done
that you are. just at the beginning
of your sacrifice, for you are going
abroad to risk your lives, "o I am
proud to be able to look up to a man
who wears the khaki."
Mr. Rockefeller then spoke of the
great crisis which arises in a sol
dier's life when he goes abroad away
from the home ties which have kept
him straight morally. He 6poke of
the new spirit which has come over
(Continued on Page Fire, Col. Two.)
Live Wires Who Are at the Helm of Public
-Affairs of OirJaha Chamber of Commerce
Left to right, top row; C. C.
George, president; J. M. Gillen, man
ager of new industries bureau; R. H.
Manley, commissioner; C. h. Childs,
manager ot trattic oureau; Bottom
row, W. A. Ellis, assistant commis
sioner; J. w. uamDie, cnairman ot
executive committee: Arthur C.
Thomas, manager of publicity bureau.
Lull Presages More Violent
Storm of Attack on Allied
Lines, Military Opinion
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, June 14. The Ger
man offensive has been brought, to
a standstill, 4or the present at least,
according to the view of French mili
tary observers as expressed in, an of
ficial dispatch received today from
The present lull on the battle front
in France only, presages a new and';
more violent storm of attack on the
allied lines in military opinion here.
Uelief has never wavered among
the majority of officers here that the
real purpose of the German general
staff has been from the first to cut
the allied armies apart by a drive
that would carry them to the chan
nel; that, arrived at that goal, mass
ed attacks would be hurled against
the northern sector for the purpose
of destroying the British army, while
a string defense was maintained
against the French to the south. The
thrusts at Paris have been looked up
on as we'll planned and executed
feints designed to weaken the Amiens
front before the final effort should
be made there.
American Aid Comes Swiftly.
Some observers believe further ef
forts are to be expected to flatten
out the Compiegne salient complete
ly before the main attack is resumed.
If so, they argue, the next flare of
activity will come along the front of
the Compiegne salient where the
fighting has just paused momentarily.
Other observers are almost con
vinced, however, that the situation
not only permits, but demands, that
the enemy's main attack be pres'sed
without delay, as American aid is
coming forward more swiftly than
the Germans possibly could have es
timated would be the case. Accord
ing to official announcements, ap
proximately half a million American
soldiers have lauded in France since
the German drive began. One ele
ment of General Pershing's mobile
forces, by direction of General Foch,
guards the way at the aDCx ot the
whole German wedge near Montdi
dler. Cantigny, recently recaptured
from the Germans by these forces,
is very close to the point of maximum
penetration achieved bv the enemy
in nearly three months' desperate
Stiffen Allied Line.
, Members of the house1-military
committee at their weekly war de
partment conference today were told
the stream of Americans steadily,
moving to the front had resulted in
a noticeable stiffening of the whole
allied line. The Germans, it was said,
apparently had encountered greater
numerical strength than they expect
ed to oppose their third great drive,
and had suffered heavier losses than
they probably had anticipated.
Men Married Since
Draft Law Was Passed
Decreed Not Exempt
Washington, June 14. Marriage
since the enactment of the selective
draft law no longer will be accept
ed as cause for exemption from
military service except in the cases
of men who have become of age
since June 5, 1917, who may be ex
empted if they Carried before Jan
uary 15, 1918 the date on which the
Joint resolution requiring their reg
istration was introduced in con
gress. Drastic amendments 'to the draft
regulations were announced by
Provost Marshal-General Crowder,
under which local boards are re-
i quired to reclassify all cases in
volving such marriages. Depend
ency clairrTS on account of children
of auch marriages will be allowed
where children are "born or unborn
before June JP, 1918.'
OMAHA CHAMBER COMMERCE
Former Heads of Organization Here to Help Local Men
Celebrate Accomplishments of Twenty-Five Years
Past; Toast Drunk to President Wilson and -Successful
Outcome of War.
Four hundred' members of
merce gathered last night at a
the chamber to commemorate
ganization. Twelve former presidents of the chamber were
among those at the speakers' table. One of these, J. E. Baum,
had come from New York City for the occasion. He commemor
ated the day further by presenting to the chamber a bronze
tablet bearing that finest1 bit of literature in the English lan
guage, "Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech." John L. Iennedy made
the presentation address and Howard H. Baldrig he address
O Twenty-five Years Old.
U. S, TEOOPS WILL
MOVE TO FRANCE i
IN STEADY STREAM
Washington, June 14. The pur
pose of the United States to send
men and materials to France until
"any temporary inequality of force is
entirely overcome," was reiterated by
President Wilson today in replying
to a message from President f'oiii
carc on the anniversary of the land
ing of the first American troops in
Europe. The president's cablegram
"I am sure I am expressing the
feeling of the people of the United
States when I say that it is their fix
ed and unalterable purpose to send
men and materials in steady and in
creasing volume until any temporary
inequality of force is entirely over
come and the forces of freedom made
overwhelming, for they are convinced
that it is only by victory that peace
ran be acljicvcd and the world's af
fairs settled upon a basis of enduring
EIGHT BIG GERMAN
AT CALLAO, PERU
Washington, June 14. There are
eight German vessels interned at Cal
lao, with a capacity of slightly less
than 50,000 deadweight tons. They
include several large steamers with
passenger accommodations, formerly
plying between San Francisco and
West Coast South American ports
and German ports.
When Peru broke relations with
Germany, the Peruvian congress gave
the president authority to utilize the
German ships, if the national neces
sity demanded it. Officials here today
thought the German ships had been
seized under authority of that law.
Canny Andy Loses
Stocks Up on
Andy Jensen of the city engineer
ing department, during the last '32
months s'ockrAl up with shoes and
clothing, anticipating higher ' prices
ana nciicvnig it would oc a .ong
tune before he should be called in Ine
selective draft. VA few months ago
lie bought six pairs of shoes at a
sale, lie is among the contingent that
will leave Omaha on June 24 and lie
is busy fying to sell his surplus stock
of furnishings to city hall friends.
Thomas Douglas has been appoint
ed a restaurant insncrtnr for th
jhealth department '
the Omaha Chamber of Com
banquet in the dining room of
the 25th anniversary of its or
Exactly 25 years ago yesterday, on
June IS, 1893, the Omaha Commercial
club, now the Omaha Chamber ot
Commerce, was organized. It was pe
culiarly flitting that C C. Georgt, the
present president and the toastmaster
at the banquet, was one of the seven
men who signed the articles of in
corporation of the club. The other
six were W. A. L. Gibbon, A. C. Aycr,
Robert S. Wilcox, Dan Farrelt, jr.;
George If. Payne and A. P. Tukey,
Speakers at the banquet reviewed
the struggle of the club through good
times and bad and recited the marvel
ous growth of the organization.
Mr. George told of the discourage
ments of the organization days and
how hard they worked to get the first
"Some idea of the growth of the
club may be gained by considering the
fact that we now have more than
2..VJ jncmbers," he said. "I remember
also that our rental for the first year
on the top floor of the old Board ot
Trade building was $600. Our annual
rental now is $11,500.
"The club's total receipts the first
year "were, $10,015 ajid total expendi
tures were $9,744. Last year the club's
total receipts were $142,095 and total
expenditures were $132,745.
Need Larger Quarters.
"When we took these two floors of
the Woodmen of the World building
(Continued on ! Tiro, Column Om.)
TO HOLD DUNDEE
So sticcessful was the patriotic
street dance and carnival given by the
Dundee' Woman's Patriotic club on
Douglas street, between Forty-eighth
and Forty-ninth streets Thursday and
Friday nights, that it has been de
cided to hold the event again to
Bet When He
The park department rejected a car
of road oil iwhich tested only 30 per
cent asphalt, instead of 60 per cent,
as required. N
The public improvements, depart
ment will complete paving of Burt
street, Thirtieth to Thirty-second
streets, on account of the failure of
the Offcrmati Construction company,
which held the contract. Incidentally
City Commissioner Towl will observe
with what success the city can do its
paving. Mr. Towl is interested in
municipal sewer and paving work, as
sga'inst the old contract system,
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Attacks Near Arras or In
Scarpe or Marne Sectors Pre
saged by Violent German 7
Bombardmehts. .-1 ' r
iM t iiim b.
The attempted drive by the
armies of the Germaiv crown
prince towards Pari3 seems
definitely to Mave been
checked. With thousands of
their men having been fed to
the guns on the Montdidier-Noi
yon and Soissons-Villers Cot
terets sectors in the mad rush -to
pierce the allied lines in
these regions and thus gain a
fairway to the French capital, v
the maneuvers of "the German ;
commanders apparently have
brought to the German arms
nothing more than the oblitera-
tion of the Noyon salient and v
the capture of a few unimpor-'
tant positions southwest of Sois-
sons near the outskirts of the
Villers Cotterets forest.
Friday, the sixth day of the offens
ive between Noyon and Montdidier
witnessed only small local actions. '
Less than three davs was renuired
rby the allies to, bring the enemy to a
virtual nait south ot the Aisne. ,
.Main Effort Calmly Awaited. '
The feeling still prevails in military
circles in France that the main effort
of the Germans has not yet ' been
launched, and speculation is rife as to
when it will come and what the gen- ,
eral objective will be whether Parit
or the cbanneV ports. It is known n,
thai' the enemy still has large effect--;
ives available behind the lines, thou
sands of them brought from the Rut
sian front. , '
The armies of General Foch,' hdw- r
ever, everywhere are watchful andlof;
such strength and good morale as to I
lead to the belief that no matter where i
the enemy xhooses to oppose them,
theywill be able to give a splendid j.
account Of themselves. . .
Seemingly it is irot improbable that ''
Field Marshal Haig's forces will be
asked again to measure their strength
against the Germans, and that the
territory near Arras, or in the Jscarpe
sector or before both positions, may
be chojen by the Germans as the
theater. In both these t sectors the
German guns again are working with .
the violence that generally presages
American Lines Under Fire.
In the Marne sector there is a!- , ,
most continuous artillery activity in ; '
the region of Chateau Thierry, where
Americans are fighting beside the
French. On , the other sectorj of the -.
front comparative quiet prevails. i
American, British . and irencn
continue to carry out aerial operations
above and behind the enemy lines, r -
American airmen have participated in -
the bombing assaults Nind returned
safely to their stations, although they i
were heavily shelled by anti-aircraft
batteries,, . . .
As yet the Austrians have failed to
start their1 expected offensive against
the? Italians. , '
British casualties reported during
the week ending Friday aggregated , :
34,171. Of this number 4,447 mfcn were
Mrs. August C. Hart Dead; ,
Lived 50 Years in Omaha
Mrs. August C. Harte died Friday, ' 7
aged SI years. She was 50 years a ' '
resident of Omaha. Besides her hus- '
band, A. C. Harte, ex-county commis-
sioner, she is survived . by two
daughters, aged 13 and 16, her mother i,
Mrs. John G. Brandt, one sister. Mrs ,
John Drexel and two brothers, John
and William Brandt, all residents' of v
Funeral services will be heldunH 1
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at (hi resw -dence,
2526 South Tenth street Rev ;
Dr. O. D. Baltzly officiating. Inter- -ment
in Forest Lawn cemetery.
Hungry Russians Shot ; 7 A,
Down With Machine Guns '
London, June 14. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph, from Moscow
says food riots occurred at Kineshma, v.
in the government of Kostroma, '
where a crowd of 20,000 persons be ? ,
sieged the soviet offices. Machine gunt ;
were used to disperse the crowd, f
number of persons ; being killed or ;
wounded. ,' " v '
Judge J. Otis Humphrey .1?
Succumbs to Paralysis
Springfield, III., June ,14,-Judge - -John
J. Otis Humphrey, many years :.
judge of the federal icourp of this-d's- :
trict, died here tonight, after being ir V
ft critical condition for three weeks.
An operation brought on a stroke of ;
paralysis. v . ' V ' , .
Asks $25,000 Damages. ,
. Myrtle Klepser is suing. Fred Brown
in district court fotf $25,000 damages, i
Miss Klepser charges that Brojiii as-
satilted her September 16, 19f7,
caused injury to her health, v'
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