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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 16, 1918.
Third of Enemy's Great Of fen
sive Mastered, Says French
; Official Comment on Cam
V (By Attwrlateiit Prwis.)
I I Faris, June 15 "The third of the
enemy's great offensives has been
niastered ever since the third day,"
says an official comment issued this
s "When one stops to think that the
i Germans, electrified by their success
on the Marne. expected to overwhelm
. us, and advance along: the road to
Paris, throujrh Compiegne, which was
. their first objective, adds the com
ment, I'the importance of June 11,
.which obliged them to stop, can be
' , Kaiser's Best Troops Beaten,
f ' "For seven days the enemy was able
" Jto make progress in the offensive be
v ginning March ZI. following May
27, his advance was interrupted in the
same length of time. On this occa
, jsion the Germans, who had let loose
, their attack on June 9, had to give up
.After the battle of June 11.
i ; "Our soldiers, inferior in number,
' jhave beaten the best assault troops
of the German empire and inflicted
hipon them terrible losses and closed
jagain the barrier. This result; gives us
confidence in the future."
i 1 s The official statement tonight fol-
' ; . "South of the Aisne a local opera
Bion enabled us to drive the enemy
Soqt of Coeuvres Et Valsery, which
we occupied. We likewise enlarged
ur ground east of Montgobert One
hundred and thirty prisoners and
about 10 machine guns remained in
i 'On the rest of the front there is
. Nothing of importance to report."
Attacks Repulsed, Reports Berlin.
k Berlin (via London), June IS. The
evening report from general head
, quarters says:
i ."Local attacks by the enemy north
pt Bethune and south of the Aisne
failed with heavy losses."
! British Make Successful Raid.
I Loudon, June 15. British troops in
tHocat operation have captured the
German forward positions on front
pi two miles north of Bethune, ac
cording to Field Marshal Haig's re
port from : British headquarters in
France tonight. - . ;
f Bombardments Along Front,
-1 Checked in their plunge against the
French positions from Montdidier to
the Oise, the Germans have not re
sumed their offensive on the western
front There have been patrol en-
, counters at various point, with the '
allies improving their positions, notab
ly in the Villers-CottereU region,
southwest of Soissons. '
The inactivity of the infantry, how
ever, has given place to heavy bom.
bardments along ! the front. In this
work the American 'forces tave had
a part. Angered , by, a gas , attack
against them by " the Germans, the
Americans launched thousands of gas
hells against the enemy. The Ameri
cajis on the Marne and Picardy fronta
have also given the Germans no rest
from patroj incursions.
i New Assault Foreseen. '
4 It Is believed in Paris and London
that not many days will elapse before
the Germans begin a new assault.
Opinion is divided as to the point
against which the blow will be struck.
Paris believing that the Germans will
continue their thrust toward the capi
tal, either by continuation of the
fighting west of the Oise, or a new
assault farther south toward the
London, however, believes that the
German drives along the Aisne and
east of Montdidier were for the pur
pose of drawing the allied reserves
to . those theaters of war and then
hurling the decisive blow either at
Amiens or against the Flanders salient
in the hope of reaching the channel
ports.- : ' -"
. Amsterdam, June .15. Attacks on
- the. Bulgarian premier, Vaseil Rado
slayoff. in consequence of the peace
negotiations at Bucharest, threatened
' a crisis, according to Koelnische Zei
tung, which says that the discontent
is not confined to the political oppo
nents of Radoslavoff. It is feared
. in government circles that Bulgaria is
missing an opportunity to annex the
whole of Dobrudja and Bulgarian dis-
tricts in Macedonia wheh were given
to Greece in 1913.
Attacks are also being made on
the quadruple alliance, which is cred
ited with an intenton of supporting
enemy Greece rather than frendly
(Bulgaria and ' rewarding Roumania
rather than Bulgaria.
' The newspaper adds that it was
owing to these criticisms that Rado
slavoff published the formal agree
ment with the central powers by
which the latter consented, in the
event of a Greek attack, that Bulgaria
should annex part of Greek Macedo-
nia. ' ' . ,
. Men on Torpedoed Ships
! To Have Badge of Honor
London, June 15. Men. of tht Brit
ish mercantile marine who have been
in torpedoed or mined ships are to
r have a tangible Udge of courage
awarded to them by the government.
' It was 'announced in the House of
- Commons that the new decoration
will take the form of a torpedo to be
worn on the cuff of the left sleeve.
A' bar will be added for men who are
' torpedoed or mined a, second time.
. mi further bars for each subsequent
Japanese Marines Landed .
..'.' In China to Enforce Order
' "Toliid, June IS. Japanese ma.
fine's were landed Sunday at Swatow,
a treaty port of China and a center of
the ; sugar industry, 225 miles north
east of Canton. - According to an f
. f icial announcement issued here to--'day
the1 Japanese marines were sent,
ashore because of the disturbed con
ditions at the Chinese port
Holland Harbors German Ship,
British Government Charges
London, June 15. The direct charge that the Dutch gov
ernment sheltered a German vessel at a Dutch port to save it
from being captured by the British is made in a British dispatch
i which has just been made public The ship was the Maria,
4,000 tons, which entered the harbor of Tandjong Priok, Java,
Dutch East Indies, in May, 1916. It was flying the German
mercantile flag, but is believed to have been a German auxiliary
The correspondence between Great Britain and Holland
on the subject contains some very sharp language. The Brit
ish minister at The Hague in a letter to Jonkheer J. Loudon,
the Dutch minister of foreign affairs, wrote:
"The question does not stand alone as an instance of -the
peculiar and unsound views adopted or invented by the Neth
erlands government during the present war in matters of inter
OF AIR BATTLE
How Two German Planes Wero
Shot Down Told by One of
Two Americans, Who
(By AitodntfU PrcM.)
Washington, June 15. How Lt.
Allan F. Winslow and Douglas Camp
bell, taking the air together, shot
down the first two German airplanes to
fall victim to American aviators with
General Pershing's expeditionary
forces, is vividly told in the personal
diary of Lieutenant Winslow, made
public tonight by the War department.
For their feat the officers were dec
crated by the French governemnt and
later proposed for the American dis
tinguished service cross.
The account, which discloses that
ithe two machines were sent down
within a minute of each other and
almost on top of an American air
drome, was not written for publica
tion, but the department explained
that because of its historical and de
scriptive value it was decided to make
it available to the public.
Lieutenant Winslow, who was the
patrol leader, wrote that he and Lieu
tenant Campbell, since designated as
the first . American "ace," were on
emergency call duty Sunday morning,
April 14. last, when, at 8:45 o'clock in
formation came that two German
planes were about 2,000 meters above
a city a mile from the airdrome. The
aviators .-ushed to their machines and
were soon off, Campbell in the lead.
Winslow, however, was the first to
get his man.
Infuriated by Hun. !
"I had not made 'a complete half
turn," Lieutenant Winslow wrote,
"and was at about 250 meters when
straight above and ahead of me in the
mist pf the early morning, ana not
more than 100 yards away. I saw a
. . .
plane coming towara me wun nugc
black crosses on its wings ana tan. i
was so furious to see a Hun directly
over our aviation field that I swore
out loud and violently opened fire.
At the same time, to avoid my bullets,
he slipped into a left hand reverse
ment and came down, firing on me.
I climbed, however, in a right hand
spiral- and slipped off, coming down
directly behind him and 'on his tail.'
Again I. violently opened fire. I had
him at a rare advantage, which was
due to the greater speed and maneu
verability of our wonderful machines.
I fired 20 or 30 rounds at him and
could see my tracers entering his
machine. Then, in another moment,
his plane went straight down in an
uncontrolled nose dive 1 had put
his engine out of commission.
Follows Foe Downward.
"I followed in a straight dive, firing
all the way. At about six feet above
the ground he tried to regain control
of the machine, but could not and, he
crashed to earth. I darted down near
him, made a sharp turn by the wreck
to make sure he was out of clmmis
sion, then made a victorious swoop
down over him and climbed up again
to see if -'Doug needed any help with
the other Hun for I had caught a
glimpse of their combat out of the
corner of my eye.
"I roje about 300 meters again to
see 'Doug' on the tail of his Boche.
His tracer bullets were passing
throughout the enemy plane. I
climbed a little higher and was diving
down on this second Hun and about
to fire when I saw the German plane
go up in flames and crash to earth.
'Doug had sent his Hun plane down
one minute after I had shot down
Washington, Jun It. (Spaolal Talrrram.)
Th appointment of Joicph Peter 8pang.
jr. u awond lieutenant In the aviation
ectlon elgnal reeerv corpa and hli as
Itnment to duty at Fort Omaha, are an
nounced. Flrat Lieut William R. Petera. medical
reserve corps, la relieved from duty at
Camp Pike, Ark., and will proceed to Fort
First Lieut Oscar P. Schnetiky, medical
reaerro corps, I assigned to Fort D. A.
First Lieut. William P. Randolph Na
tional army. Is relieved from duty with the
list field artillery Camp Fremont Cel.,
and will proceed to Fort D. A. Russell,
The following officers will proceed to
Fort Omaha to report to the commanding
officer of the army balloon school for a
course of lnstrurtlon: First Lieut Vernon
F. Wilson, coast artillery reserve corps;
Second Lieut. Claude L. Kltchtn, corps; Seo
ond Lieut Oscar W. Bennett, guard.
A poatofflce has been established at He
Great Sweet Water county. Wyo., with
Orel R. Oshel aa postmaster.
Savidge Cinches Title
, As Marrying Parson by
, Tying His 3j900th Knot
Omaha is veritable Gretna
Green for the Rev. Charles W.
Savidge. Doting swains and sweet
lasses come from all points of the
compass to have him pronounce
the words uniting them for better
or for worse until death or the di
vorce courts intervenes to cut the
Gordian knet asunder,
la performing the marriage ser
vice plighting the troth of Lavem
T. Hoyt and Rhoda A. Harrison,
both of Omaha; Saturday, the Rev
Savidge officiated in his 3,900th wed
ding ceremony, thus clinching his
title aa "the marrying; parson."
HOLDING PART OF
FRONT IN ALSACE
Many Soldiers Released for
Place on Firing Line by Or
ganization of Civilian
(By Associated Press.)
With the American Army In
France, June IS. It now is permis
sible to announce that American sol
diers are occupying sectors on the
battle front in Alsace. They first
entered these positions on the 21st of
Labor companies, composed of civi
lians, are being organized to take over
construction work on the American
line of communications at the ports
of debarkation, thus releasing for a
place on the firing line many Ameri
can fighting troops, now engaged in
These companies are officered by
two American lieutenants and 15
American non-commissioned officers.
They include civilians of many na
tionalities. Friedman, Pawnbroker, Finds
That Fried Means Business
It cost I. Friedman, pawnbroker,
at 1211 Douglas street, $27.50, the
amount of a police court fine, to learn
that Samuel Fried, new city license
inspector, intends to enforce the
Friedman was in arrears for the
first half of this year, and when the
inspector called at Friedman's pawn
shop the delinquent was abusive. A
complaint was filed and Friedman
was arrested. The police judge order
ed the prisoner to pay $50 for 1918
license to July 1 and also pay a fine
of $25 and costs.
Over Enemy's Coming Blow
(By Associated Frees,)
London, June 15.- (via Ottawa.)
With the enemy fought to a standstill,
something like a stable line is being
re-established in the Compiegne battle.
On the whole front between Montdid
ier and Chateau Thierry the outlook
is now regarded hi Purs with more
confidence, but anxiety is still ex
pressed in London where it is consid
ered that great peril is yet ahead for
The German effort, it h pointed out,
has undoubtedly fallen short of the
complete objectives sought and- has
entailed the heaviest losses, but the
enemy advance has appreciably in
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SWORD PRESENTED TO NEW
' - - m .j-.ua ja ""-""'
General March, new chief of the
general staff of the United States
army, recently returned to his home
town, Easton, Pa., where he received
a tremendous ovation in honor of his
recent promotion. General March was
presented with a sword bought by
popular subscription. Before the cer
emonies in the public square General
March was conferred with the degree
of LL.D. by Dr. J. II. McCracken
president of Lafayette college.
Artillery Breaks Oat
Paris, June 15. The artillery on
both sides was active last night on
the front between Montdidier and
the river Aise. The gun fire was mark
ed in the region south of the Aisne
and west of Rheims, in the Champlat
creased the threat to Faris. In addi
tion, some commentators declare, he
still has reserves sufficient to enable
him to launch an offensive greater
than that of March at almost any
moment. The numbers at the dis
posal of Prince Rupprecht, for in
stance, are virtually identical with
those of a fortnight ago, despite his
sending of Bavarians to assist the
German crown prince, for his . tired
divisions have had time to recover
There are three goals at which the
enemy may strike, namely, Paris,
Amiens and Calais, and the allies, it
is assumed, have little chance of as
certaining the enemy's intention be
fore the blow falls.
Door East of CaHimet Restaurant
muss ii T ' A.
Postmaster. Says He'll 'Show Up
Firms That Refuse to Co-Operate
Complete lists are being kept by
the city postoffice of all business firms
who have promised to mail their
heavy advertising matter and other
mail at different periods through the
day, but who are instead keeping it
all until after 5 o'clock nd then
dumping it into the postoffice by the
ton, Postmaster Fanning announced
"And then as soon as these firms
complain to us that their customers
and correspondents aren't receiving
their mail promptly," said the post
master, "we shall show them by our
list that the fault is their own and
"These firms are being penalized
by their own neglect, for if eastern
Washington, June IS. Selective
service has failed to fulfill its original
purpose of keeping at their work
skilled men engaged on government
contracts', Darragh De Lancy of the
War department today told the na
tional war labor conference.
"Patriotic but misplaced zeal" has
led many( essential men to volunteer
for army service, he added, and "er
rors in patriotism" have been com
mitted by many draft boards which
should grant deferred classification to
all skilled -workmen, necessary to the
production of war materials.
Indefinite furloughs have been given
several hundred trained men in the
army in the last month, according to
Mr. De Lancy, and several thousand
others will be sent home within the
next few months to prevent delay to
war contracts held up by lack of
McAdoo to Gome West.
Washington, June IS. Secretary
McAdoo will leave White Sulphur
Springs, W. V., tomorrow night for
an unannounced destination in the
west to spend several weeks recup
rating from throat illness.
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Silk ginghams that are cool, stylish
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Patterns are novel and attractive,
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Choose Wash Goods
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While assortments are un
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White Lace Voiles
Lace voiles ar favorites fcr
summer dresses and dainty,
blouses. They are shown in
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serviceable because they
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(38-inch) plain Ince voiles. SOej
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Carefully selected qualities
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Patterns that are attractive and a
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$2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $5 a pair.
Ia the Basement -
mail isn't in the office by 4:30 o'clock
in the afternoon it is delayed 24 hours.
Mail destined for Nebraska points
should also be in the office early in
the afternoon in order to catch the
. "Advertising matter is held all day
by many of these business houses and
then dumped in such large quantities
into the postoffice that we couldn't
handle it if we had a force twice as
large as we have.
The postoffice is willing to do its
share in handling advertising matter
and other mail if Omaha business
men will only co-operate and if they
would only realize that we are here
to serve them. If they refuse to take
advantage of our assistance, the fault
i: theirs, not ours."
RAVALLI : ""
ALL LIVES :
A Pacific Port, June IS. Mess-..,
'today said the Pacific Steamship com
pany's freight and passenger steamer
Ravalli, 777 tons, was destroyed by
fire yesterday while en route to
southwestern Alaska ports.
When the fire was discovered the
steamer was beached and the passen
gers and crew landed.
All the baggage was saved, but
most of the cargo was destroyed.
French Academy Bestows
Membership on President
Paris, June IS. President Wilson,
former Premier Salandra of Italy and
Cardinal Mercier, primate of Belgium,
were unanimously elected today to
the French Academy of Moral and
Rev. Edwin Lock, Pastor and
Noted Writer, Dies in Kansas
Topeka, Kas., June IS. Rev. Ed
win J-ock ot Kansas Uty, Kansas,
secretary of the general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church, and
author of several religious works, died
suddenly here last night.
The Attainment of Perfection
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Dresses of organdy in white and colors express a
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Attractive feather tur
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Summer Neck wear
Linen collars with trim
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Organdy and pique vests and
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A full color assortment of
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A Summer Vogue
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CHINA MOVES TO
Southern Senators Demand In
vestigation by State Depart
ment of Report Coming
From Far East.
Washington, June IS. Investiga
tion by the State department of re
ports that China is' about to close her
doors to American tobacco shipments
was asked of Secretary Lansing to
day by southern senators. .
The senators told the secretary
that they had heard control of the
Chinese tobacco marKet was to be
turned over to Japan through negotia
tion in Japan of a Chinese loan. If
inquiry develops that the reports are
true the senators asked that a pro
test be made.
American tobacco interests, the
senators say, do a $30,000,00 tobacco
business annually with China. '
Germany Faces Shortage
Of Sugar for Coming Year
Amsterdam June 22. Sugar pros
pects in Germany look discouraging,
says the German Economic Corre
spondenz. The production for the
coming season is estimated at 1,150,
000 tons, compared wtih 2.S00.0O0 tons
in peace time, and the estimate is
based on the weather continuing fa
vorable. The labor problem is very
acute, as no more farm hands are
coming from Poland to work in the
sugar beet fields.
"It is impossible to see," says the
Correspondenz, "how even the bed
rock minimum needs of the civilian
population can be satisfied, in view of
the military demands and the" neces
sary exports to neutrals. A very much
reduced distribution on the sugar
cards iV(absolutely certain in the com
ing fall unless a miracle happens and
the Ukraine can send supplies. The
latter country is an uncertain factor."
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