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Where Germans Will Start
Offensive -Cannot Be Fore
" told; U. S. Troops Hold
Gains in Belleau.
By Associated Press.
With the return of almost
normal conditions on the Ital
ian front and with no indica
tions apparent that it is the in
tention of the Austrians in the
immediate future to launch an
other stroke against General
Diaz's armies, the eyes of the
world are being centered once
more in expectancy on the bat
tle area in France and Fland
ers as the possible theater of
early encounters on a large
This expectancy is lieightened by
the utterance of Lloyd George in the
house of commons Monday, when he
said another enemy attack might be
.looked for, possibly within a few
hours and certainly within the next
few days a blow on which the issue
of the campaign might depend
rather than bv any outward signs ot
preparations by the Germans.
Trying Out Positions.
Although the infantry operations,
except by the Americans in the lsel
leau wood, have scarcely risen m im
portance above patrol encounters re
cently, the Germans are trying out
with artillery the stability of the
British and French positions on va
rious sectors from Flanders to the
Marne. Southwest of Armentieres,
on the Lys sector, and between Gt
venchy and Robecq, the British lines
have been heavily shelled with guns
of all calibers and with considerable
....k., nt was nroiectiles. The
HUUtUt-W O " . , . ..
French have been receiving $UR3.
visitations between the Oise and
Aisne rivers, especially in the region
north of Villers-Cotterets, where the
recent German offensive reached its
greatest depth in the attempted dash
When or where the next offensive
is to be launched cannot be foretold,
but it is expected that it will be start
ed and carried out in an ambitious
manner, for it seemingly is realized
that time now is working against
German arms in the west and that
(Continued on Page Two. Column Three.)
British Bombing Planes
Raid Works in Germany
London, June 27 A communica
tion issued by the air ministry on the
work of the air squadrons says:
"On the night of June 26-27 our
airplanes -attacked the chemical works
at Ludwighafen, the factories and
railway sidings at Saarbrucken and
the airdrome at Bolchen. Several
bombs fell on an active furnace at
Saarbrucken. At the Bolchen air
drome two hangars were set on fire,
and also one machine, which was out
of the airdrome.
All our machines returned safely.
One of our machines, which yester
day was reported missing, has since
rr . urn pH
"The enemy bombed one of our air
the night. No dam
age was done to our airplanes."
For Nebraska Partly cloudy Fri
day 'and Saturday; probably unsettled
in east portion; not much change in
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m 73
6 a. m TO
7 a. m 74
8 a. m 71
9 a. in 70
10 a. m 73
11 a. ra 76
12 m 79
1 p. m 81
2 p. m 82
2 p. m 83
4 p. m 84
5 p. m 8
6 p. m 85
7 p. m 84
8 p. m 82
Comparatre Local Record.
1918. 1917. 1916. 1915.
Highest yesterday .. 85 79 81 84
Lowest yesterday .. 70 64 63 67
Mean temperature ..78 73 73 76
Precipitation 00 .99 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 75
Txcess for the day
Total excess since March 1 579
Normal precipitation 16 Inch
deficiency for the day 16 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .. .7.48 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 6.00 Inches
Excess for cor. perlS17 3.76 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. .4.26 Inches
Reports From Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. Htgh- Raln-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear 82 82 .00
Davenport, raining 73 74. .30
Denver; clear 90 90 .00
Des Moines, clear 78 78 .38
Dodge City, clear 94 96 .00
Lander, clear 82 83 .00
North Platte, clear 84 84 .00
Omaha, clear 84 S3 .00
Pueblo, part cloudy... 9tl to .00
Rapid City, part cloudy 76 78 .00
fianta Fe, clear 86 86 .00
Sheridan, cloudy 70 74 .00
Sioux City, clear 82 82 ,::o
Valentine, clear 84 84 .00
1 A. WELSH, Meteoroloplst.
Roosevelt and Taft
To Speak at New York
Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 27.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt today
sent his acceptance to those m
charge of the meeting of repub
licans to be held at SaratogaN
July 18. In commenting on his
acceptance of the invitation ex
tended to him by United States
Senators Wadsworth and Calder,
he said: ,
"Mr. Taft and I will speak at
the meeting arranged by the New
York senators, it being, of course
understood that the meeting has
nothing to do with any contest
for the nomination to any po
sition." NORMS DRY
Bitter Fight Predicted Over
Prohibition Amendment In
corporated in Agricultural
Bill by Committee.
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 27. Carrying an
amendment providing for national
prohibition as a war measure but not
fully effective until June 30, lyiy,
the $11,000,000 emergency agricultural
appropriation bill was reported late
today to the senate. The present plan
is to call it up after the army bill ts
disposed of and a bitter fight is ex
pected by many senators.
The prohibition amendment offered
by Senator Norris of Nebraska as a
substitute for that by Senator Jones
of Washington was adopted today by
the senate agriculture committee. 8
to 3. It prohibits the sale of dis
tilled spirits and the manufacture of
wine or the removal of liquors now
held in bond after June 30, 1919. The
manufacture of beer would be stopped
three months after passage of the
How Committee Voted.
Members of the compittee voting
in favor of reporting the Norris
amendment were: ...
Texas; Thompson, Kansas; Kendricks,
Wyoming, and Johnson, aoutn Da
kota, republicans, Norris, Nebraska;
Page, Vermont; Gronna, North Da
Lnta and Kenvon. Iowa.
Senator France of Maryland, who
also held the proxies of Senators War
ren of Wyoming and Wadsworth of
New York, all republicans, voted
acainst the amendment. Senator
Gore, democrat, did not vote.
The amendment was approved by
the committee at a three-hour session,
during which opponents made futile
efforts to have it amended so as to
permit the manufacture and sale of
beer for six and then four months
after enactment. Efforts to have the
committee recommend passage of
prohibition legislation in a separate
measure also were unsuccesstui.
Dry Leaders Confident.
Senator Sheppard of lexas and
other prohibition leaders were confi
dent tonight of the passage of the
prohibition amendment. They said
that since the senate last year adopt
ed by a two-thirds vote the resolu
t on to submit to the staes a prohi
bition constitutional amendment, a
majority vote in support of the pres
ent proposal easily could be secured.
Opponents, however, expected a
strong fight to be made in view of
the fact that the constitutional amend
ment now is awaiting action by the
Street Railway Employes Ask
For Wages of $1,750 a Year
Washington, June 27. The war
labor board at the final session today
of the hearing on the request of street
railway employes for an increase of
wages withheld decision on the pro
posal made by employes and the com
panies that President Wilson be
asked to raise local transportation
rates if it is shown that this is nec
essary in order for the companies to
increase the pay of their employes.
Representatives of the employes
asked that the oresent average wage
of $1,000 in middle western and east
ern cities be increased to between
$1,600 and $1,750. Briefs were submit
ted to the board to show that the low
est wages on which a family of a
street car employe, consisting of four
persons can live is approximately
Shipping Losses in May
Greater Than in April
By Associated Press.
London, June 27. Merchant tonnage losses for the
month of May due to enemy action and marine risk, the
British admiralty's monthly statement shows, were as fol
lows: British, 224,735 tons; allied and neutral, 130,959 .tons.
This aggregate for May of 355,694 tons compares with
an adjusted aggregate for April of 311,456 tons and a
total of 630,336 tons in May of last year.
The losses from marine risk are stated to have been un
duly heavy last month.
The shipping ministry announces that steamships of 500
gross tons or more entering and clearing in United King
dom ports during May, exclusive of coastal and channel
traffic, totalled 7,777,843 tons.
Aged Nebraskan Honored
by Nurserymen of Nation
By Associated Press.
Chicago, June 27. A silent
tribute was paid today to Rev.
Charles S. Harrison of York,
Neb., who at the age of 70 was
shelved as superannuated and
who turned to horticulture and
lifted himself from a life of
slender sustenance to a com
fortable fortune in the last 10
years. He was unable because
of his age to attend the sessions
of the American Nurserymen's
association convention to deliv
er the invocation, but sent his
prayer by mail, and the mem
bers bent their heads in prayer
The minister, a former Chi
cago pastor, faced a discourag
ing future when he retired
from his last pastorate 10 years
ago. His passion for flowers
led him to move to York, Neb.,
where on a small plot of land
he began his work in which he
had produced several new spe-
cies of peonies and irises, made
Three Rescued Unconscious;
Five Injured Located; Num
ber Dead Unknown; Light
ning Cause of Disaster.
Virginia, Minn., June 27 Rescuers
working in the levels of the wrecked
silver open pit mine, destroyed to
day by a premature explosion of more
than 30- tons of dynamite and black
powder, tonight had taken out three
miners, alive.' but unconscious. Five
others - entombed: in; eVe foythe
blasted Uth ideated- thrduglflai?
pipes. ;sTljey ..w.erxjn jured,. JyU prob
ably not; fatally; . y.:
Officials of the D.'R. Hanna com
pany, owners of the mine, reported
tonight that 29 men had been en
tombed but the number of dead will
not be known until the entire pit has
been explored by rescue parties. One
body. has been recovered. '
Lightnirig was responsible for the
explosion, according. to mine officials.
Large quantities of dynamite and
powder had been stored for a blast
Sunday. The electric wires with
which it was to-be detonated had
been strung to the various places
where the blasts were to be set, but
had not been connected. It is be
lieved the lightning, after striking the
wire, leaped irom me uninsuiatea
ends of the wire into the powder, ex
plosion of which set off the dynamite.
Led by Superintenant Hentlrickson,
rescue crews were using steam
shovels tonight in an effort to liberate
the entombed men.
Senate to Vote Today
On Draft Ages Extension
Washington, June 27. Debate on
the Fall amendment to the twelve
billion dollar army appropriation bill,
providing for extension of the draft
ages to Iv and 4U years, was resumed
in the senate today, but consideration
of the measure was so delayed by the
fieht on the suffrage amendment
resolution, that a vote was not
reached. Leaders tonight hoped to
dispose of the amendment and pos
sibly pass the bill tomorrow.
At the, conclusion of the brief dis
cussion today, Senator Fall said he
expected that his effort to extend the
draft ages would be futile and the
general opinion of the senate seemed
to be that the amendment would be
General Pershing Selects
Regiment to Go to Italy
Washington, June 27. General
Pershing, under instructions from
Washington, has selected a regiment
of infantry to be sent immediately to
Italy, Secretary Baker announced to
day. The secretary would not dis
close the identity of the troops.
The regiment is in training in
France and will be replaced there-by
one sent from this side.
rramrnnhAii ' ' f(i,uiw" in" iB
C. S. HARRISON.
his farm a floral show place,
and earned substantial profits.
DRIVE ON TODAY
This Is Designated "Thrift
Day" and Pledges Amount
ing to Billion Dollars
War savings officials in Washington
declared Thursday that the success of
the war savings movement depended
largely on the results of today's
pledges. Today has been designated
by President Wilson as "National
Thrift Day". .and pledges,, amounting
bib-'iMtfa', dollar ;ri3fael by
national headqnarfers. ' - '
Heretofore the sales itm seen less
than the government had hoped,
amounting to about $300,000,000 since
last December 3. Fledges in the past
two weeks have shown a marked im
provement and more .than a half
billion dollars of war savings and
thrift stamps have been bought on
the installment plan from war savings
workers throughout the country.
Today an intensive nation-wide cam
paign will be made.
State to Be Organized.
All Nebraska is to be organized for
war activities by the creation of one
or more war savings society in every
precinct of the state.
Meetings will be held in every
school in the city of Omaha and in
all of the district schools of Douglas
county, in unison with those held all
over the state at 8 o'clock this
Yankees Die Bravely
When Trapped by Huns
On West Front Sector
Amsterdam, June 27. Telegraphing
from the German headquarters on the
Lorraine front under date of June
24, Herman Katsch, war correspond
ent of the Koelnische Volks Zeitung,
In the course ot dashing attacic
to the north of Renneres wood (north
west of Saicheprey) the American oc
cupants of a position which had been
untouched by our preparatory fire re
fused to surrender and fought, hope
lessly outnumbered, to the last. We
could only bring in as prisoners two
men who were overpowered."
The dispatch goes on to say that
these two prisoners declared their de
tachment had fought so desperately
because they had been told that Ger
mans tortured and muttlated prison
ers, which the correspondent, of
course, qualifies as a base calumny.
Several Squadrons of
Airplanes Bomb Paris;
Victims Reported Few
, Paris, June 28. Several squadrons
of enemy airplanes penetrated the de
fenses of the Paris district last night.
Anti-aircraft batteries violently
Several bombs were dropped and
material damage was done. There
were few victims.
Harris Estate to Go to
Hospital and Art Institute
Chicago, June 27. The $1,700,000
estate of the late George 3. Harris,
chairman of the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy railroad, eventually will be
divided between the Presbyterian hos
pital, Chicago, and the Art Institute of
The widow receives the homestead
and a trust fund of $500,000. Smaller
funds are created for other relatives.
Upon their demise the funds revert to
the two institutions named. These, in
turn, are to create trust funds in
memory of decedent and his wife and
may expend only the income.
VOTE ON WOMAN
Advocates of Resolution to
Insist Upon Action After Pend
ing Appropriation Meas
ures Are Disposed Of.
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 27. Be
cause of determined opposi
tion, efforts to secure a vote on
the woman suffrage resolution
today in the senate were for-:
mally abandoned. Chairman
Jones of the woman suffrage
committee late today withdrew
his motion to displace the army
appropriation bill, but an
nounced that after the pending
appropriation measures are
passed the resolution would be
brought up and held before the
senate until disposed of.
Senator Williams of Mississippi in
troduced an amendment limiting the
suffrage to white citizens.
"In my section of the country we
can't afford to do what this resolution
wishes to be done, he said.
Take Up Appropriation.
While the speechmaking proceeded,
leaders of both factions maneuvered
and negotiated in a dispute over tak
ing a vote today.
At 2 o'clock the army appropriation
bill was laid before the senate, but
Senator Brandegee of Connecticut,
used it as a vehicle to continue an ad
dress against the suffrage amendment.
He conttiedcd suffrage should be de
termined by the states.
Senator Shafroth of Colorado, a suf
frage advocate, interrupted him to ask
if the war is not to preserve democ
racy. "I think to make it safe for the
democratic party," Senator Brandegee
replied smiling. "All this lingo about
the women of America being enslaved
is pure frumpery and foolishness.
They're the queen bees of this coun
try. A noisy minority absorbs to
themselves all the virtues ot ait tne
women f the country sad get he ear
of congress and the newspapers
;r Will Oppose Recess.
When Senator Brandegee conclud
ed, Senator Jones of New Mexico
asked that the army appropriation bijl
be temporarily laid aside and that con
sideration of the suffrage resolution
be resumed until a final vote has been
"I do not feel disposed to assume
the responsibility for laying aside a
measure appropriating money for the
prosecution of the war," said Senator
Pointing out that a recess of several
weeks is planned following passage of
the appropriation bills, Senator Pitt
man of Nevada said he would oppose
a recess unless the suffrage amend
ment had been voted on.
Supporters of Steen
Of Governor Frazier
Fargo. N. D., June 27. The nomi
nation of Gov. Lynn J. Frazier of
Hoople. non-partisan league candi
date over John Steen of Rugby, en
dorsed by the independent voters' as
sociation in the republican guberna
torial race in the primaries held yes
terday, was conceded late today by
the supporters of Steen here by a
majority of more than 5,000 votes.
VVitn Wi ot l,y8 precincts in mc
state missing, returns tabulated here
gave Frazier 28,454 and Steen 26,768.
Although returns from the contest
for the democratic nomination for
governor are still far from complete,
available figures give S. J. Doyle a
good lead .over G. W. Wilkinson, who
was supported by the league.
Nothing definite will be available on
other contests until tomorrow.
Grand Fork? N. ., June 27. With
all but 73 outVof 542 precincts report
ing, Henry Tick had a lead of 142
over Congressman John M. Baer, for
the republican congressional nomina
tion in the first district. The totals
were: Vick, 11,544; Baer, 11,402.
The Bee's Circulation in May
Over May, 1917
Here Are the Figures
May, 1917 May, 1918 Gain
Daily .56,469 69,841 13,372
Sunday 51,308 59,602 8,294
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believe that pro-German activities tend to increase
The Bee's undivided Americanism is having its effect.
That's one reason why The Bee's circulation shows
such a growth.
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German Foreign Minister's Speech to Reichstag Declared
by Serbian Diplomat at Washington to Betray Fact
That Germany No Longer Believes in Vic
tory by Force of Arms)
By Associated Press.
London, June 27. According to an Amsterdam dispatch
to the Central News, the German emperor has sent the imperial
chancellor Count Von Hertling "a furious telegram" about Dr.
Von Kuehlmann's speech. f- '
Washington, June 27. M. L. Michailovitch, the Serbian
minister, in a statement tonight
fore the German reichstag this
minister for foreign affairs, betrays for the first time the fact
that Germany no longer believes in victory by force of arms
and consequently tries to obtain it by other means.
MARTIAL LAW TO
COME ANY DAY IN
Conditions Such Iron Rule of
Absolutism Likely Soon to
Be Brought Down in
Paris, June 27. Swiss dispatches
received here today say that owing
to the seriousness of the food sit
uation in Austria-Hungary, martial
law is expected momentarily to be
proclaimed throughout the empire.
Austria is in serious difficulties, but
there is great danger in hoping too
much from them, says & Frcneh offi
cial summary corrurtehting on the situ
ation in the dual monarchy. Little
hope is seen in the possibility of a
successful revolt. Austria cannot negotiate-
a separate peace and it would
be "a bad policy to extend a hand to
Factories Closed in Budapest.
Amsterdam, June 27. Budapest ad
vices received here say that in the
lower house of parliament Wednes
day, Dr. Alexander Wekerle, the Hun
garian premier, drew a gloomy pic
ture of conditions in Budapest. The
premier said most of the factories had
ceased work and that the nonappear
ance of the newspapers had resulted
in a regrettable spreading of false
rumors, which had fanned the agita
tion among the working neople.
Stories of Russian
Lies, Says Muehlon
Washington, June 27 Further rev
elations by Dr. Muehlon, director of
the Krupp company, who is in Switz
erland, showing that Germany falsi
fied stories of Russian atrocities dur
ing the early days of the war, are
summarized in a dispatch today from
Berne. According to Dr. Muehlon,
the commission of cabinet officers
sent to East Prussia to investigate
returned without evidence of atroci
ties and with a report that the popu
lation spoke in terms of praise of
the conduct of the Russian soldiers.
Dr. Muehlon also is quoted as say
ing that in August, 1914, high Ger
man officials boasted that Germany
possessed the means of destroying
Russia without a single battle, by in
citing revolution and that the Ger
man plan also included the "libera
tion" of Finland and the Baltic coun
tries, the pretended reinstatement of
Poland as a kingdom, the turning
over of Bessarabia to Roumania and
the giving of the Caucassian territo
ries and Persia to Turkey.
declared that the address be
week by Dr. Von Kuehlmann,
For this reason, he said, the nations
fighting the central powers should
have greater faith than ever in their
final victory by force.
Hear Tramp of Americans.
German, socialists heard of Secrre
tary Baker's announcement that mon
than 700,000 American soldiers had
been sent to France in time to use
the information in heckling Foreign;
Minister von Kuehlmann during his
speech in the reichsiag.
Advices reaching France through
a neutral country and received here
by cable today, quoted the socialist
deputy, Haare, as blaming the war on
Austria, denouncing the policy of the
ucrman government and ridiculing tnej
failure of ' the submarines to ketf
American soldiers out of France. I
"In our country the ruling par;
is military. It is very desirable th
this situation should be cleared u
should take the responsibility
power instead of the chancellor; 1
"It is said that money is the tu
ing motive with the Englisrt-q;J''
war lias shown that the hornvsv--goldeifitf
ts as ardent In our courj
try as in England or America. I
"Many times we have, been tos
that victory is ours. On the first i
Tantiarv ' 1017. wtipn ihn ' sithmsriif
warfare was begun, ilerr Welrteri
assured us that America wouia n
take any active part in the war. A
miral von Capclle marked his t,
trance into the war with an effecti
result which amounts to nil. No
there are 700,000 Americans
France. The submarines have n
been able to impede them in ai
wav. ' ' ' "V." "
"This war was caused by Austri
The Flemish movement that we iil
agined is pure swindle. The situl
tion of Esthonia and Livonia undt
our occupation is deplorable a
hopeless. That is what they pons
ously call liberation of the smal
peoples from Russian oppression,
the Russian people rise again it v
be a life and death struggle betwc
Anger is Growing.
Amsterdam, June 27. The ca
naign for the removal of Forcf
Secretary von Kuehlmann is grow
in strength. Emperor William is vJ
ing to dismiss him and Chance
von Itertling is not disposed to
tain him, according to dispatches
ceived here. 1
In the reichstag and the press anger
at his confession of hopelessness in
victory for the central powers and his
display of vacillation by his second
speech 111 trying to avert the conse
quences of his first speech is rising. . .
In a violent attack on the foreign
minister in the reichstag Tuesday
Deputy Haase, independent socialist. .
says Vorwaerts, suggested that
on the receipt of a certain telegram
Chancellor Von Hertling hurried to
the house openly to hand Von Kuehl- '
mann the "silken cord." Deputy'
Haase described Von. Hertling, Von
Kuehlmann and Von Payer, the vice
chancellor as "fig leaves to hide the )
nakedness of the military govern- 1
ment'' and asked why the real ruler
of Germany, Von Ludenydorff, was not .
made chancellor. v
Americans in France (
Eventually to Form '
London, June 27. Intervening in
the debate on the new military service ,
act and speaking of the urgency of
obtaining men for a serious emerg ,
ency, Premier Lloyd George said to .
day it was true the Americans wer ,
being brigaded with the allies, but that 7
it was with the distinct understanding I
that when men were obtained they j
should replace the Americans and en-y
able the Americans to form their own(
That was the honorable understand
ing upon which President Wilson was
prepared to send a very large force
to France, the premier . continued,
hence it was imperative "that we.
make a most drastic comb-out in or
der to maintain " our strength and
prestige at the vital moment."
Cadet Killed in Flight.
Fort Worth, Tex.. June 27. Cadet
Thomas Clifford Anderson of Trini
dad, Colo., was killed here this atiSS
noon in a airplane accident ;
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