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VOL. XLVJII. NO. 10. VFZ'TXuZ&'mk OMAKfA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1918 16 PAGES 5l.W.M
Grhd Duke Nicholas Proclaimed Emperor of Russia by
Forces Under Generals Korniloff and Kaledines
Which Captured Capital With Aid of Germans,
According to Copenhagen Advices.
By Associated Press.
London, June 28. Anti-soviet forces have captured Mos
cow, overthrown the bolshevik government and proclaimed
Grand Duke Nicholas emperor of Russia, according to uncon
firmed advices from Copenhagen.
Moscow.'says a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph com
pany, was captured by Generals Korniloff and Kaledines, sup
ported by German troops.
Nikolai Lenine, the premier, and Leon Trotzky, the min
ister of war, are said to have fled to the Murman coast.
agency dispatch adds, gives promin
ence to a Berlin dispatch quoting the
Tages Zeitung of that city as saying
jit had received a message from its
Petrograd correspondent as follows;
"It is believed here that the bol
shevik government will soon be over
thrown and that Kerensky is the man
of the future in Russia.
Soviets Are Overthrown.
The advices declare that the sup
porters of Grand Duke Nicholas have
overthrown the Soviets throughout
the Siberian provinces of Irkutsk,
Blagovieshtchensk and Khabarovsk.
The defeat of the bolsheviki is said
to have been made possible by the
victories of the Czecho-Slovak forces
'and the treachery of the Red guard.
Several detachments of the Red guard
- are declared to have murdered their
officers and thea surrendered.
' The Exchange Telegraph company
publishes its message containing the
reports of the bolsheviki overthrow
and the accompanying details, "with
reserve" and point out that the in
formation emanates mainly from Ger.
man sources and therefore should be
received with caution.
- Milukoff Leads Revolution.
Amsterdam, June &-P,.Paal
-,,., Milukony. leader, oj -me: Russian wu-
stituttohai democrats, anu yicxihuci
J. Guhkoff, Octoberist leader, have ar
rived at Harbin, Manchuria, and
placed themselves at the head of a
- counter revolutionary movement, ac
cording, to the Vossische Zeitung,
" which is quoted in a telegram from
V Berlin to the Dutch press.
France to Observe Fourth
Asiegal French Holiday
Paris, June 28. Cheers and shouts
of enthusiasm greeted the announce-
V , ment made in the'Chamber of Depu
ties this afternoon that the Fourth of
July would be regarded as a legal
. . . "In recent battles the American
soldiers have already shown their
mettle and incomparable" courage,
said M. Franklin-Bouilldn.
, Dpetuy Franklin-Bouillon read a
letter .fronV General Pershing that
declared America will fight to the
last man for the triumph of right.
The chamber here arose as on, f man,
iurned toward the diplomatic gkllcry
ind cheered William Graves Sharp,
the American ambassador, who ac
knowledged the ovation by bowing
"Chief Apostle of Church
,; Of Living God" Indicted
San Francisco, June 28. An indict
ment under the espionage act against
Toshua A. Sykes, known as the "Chief
Apostle of the Church of the Living
God," was returned by the United
States grand jury here today.
For Iowa and Nebraska Unsettled
Saturday and Sunday; probably show
ers; not much change in temperature.
r.nn-hnw at Omaha YfsttrdajV
v"f TT I In I
p. m 77
p. hi 75
1017 1916. 1815.
. 78 73
Temperature nnd precipitation
. I lSSSX. 1 r. n m UI
vOPNA . n mi.'!!!!!!.'!
VVSi'B ' , r, p. m 78
v : , - 7
from the normal:
. formal temperature 75
Deficiency for the day 2
Total excess since March 1 67T
formal precipitation 18 Inch
Deficiency for- the day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1...H.8 Inches
-- Deficiency since March 1 8.10 inches
Excess for J-or. peiod. 1917 1.62 Inches
'Deficiency for cor. period, 1918. .4.43 Inches
Kc ports from Stations at 7 A. M.
' j a . State of Temp. Highest. Rain
Station. Weather. 7 p. m. Today. 24 hrs.
Theyenne, part cloudy .80 84 00
Davenport, cloudy ......78 93 1.44
Denver, clear .92 93 .00
Des Moines cloudy 78 . 80 .00
Dander, clear ;.80 7S .00
North Platte, clear 80 80 .00
Omaha, clear 77 80 T
Pueblo, clear ..94 94 .00
Rapid City, cloudy ....60 C8 .OS
Sheridan, cloudy 62 68 .
Bioux: City, clear .......78 78 .06
Valentine, part cloudy ..73 74 ,03
J""" Indicates trace of precipitation:
- I A, WELSH, ileteorolog-t,
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WILL BE GIVEN
RUSSIA BY U. S.
Business and Industrial Lead
ers Will Constitute Mission
to Assist in Work of
" By Associated Press.
Washington, June 28. Hans of the
American government for aiding
Russia in rehabilitating herself which
became known today revealed that
a first steo contemplated is in formal
assistance through American business
and industrial leaders and disposed ot
wiMpIv rmhlishpd renorts that a dio-
lomatic or political mission would be
the mcan3 ot carrying: out rresiaent
Wfltm'a reaiist-B!4 back-ef
Russia.- . ' . .
The nersnnnpt of 9 orrouri of men
who will carry important advice and
material aid is being discussed.
ed but sljow of military force will be
avoided. UHicials were reluctant to
discuss this phase of the situation, re
alizing that Germany would seize uo-
on it as a means of distorting the in
tentions of the united Mates. lor
that reason it is likely that full de
tails of the assistance to be protterea
will nnt hp rtir1rsed until after the
Germans learn of them by finding the
plans actually in effect.
As Kussia is in great need ot many
raw materials and manuiacturcd
goods, the United States proposes to
license freely for export whatever is
rated as necessarv hv ihe business
men who will go to the aid of that
country, .tonnage will be provided
for shipment to Siberian ports, from
where the suDoltes can be distributed
to the interior. As the material ex
pression of the charity of the Ameri
can people the Red Cross also is
ready to send relief supplies in large
United States consuls in Kussia will
o-ivp active assistance in the work
of reconstruction and to this extent
only will the aid have an official as
Tnifav's npw rlisnafrhe made no
change in the plans atready formu
lated. Internal disturbances were
thought to accentuate the need of in
jecting a steadying influence into the
situation and officials said they pro
posed to go ahead on the lines laid
British Labor Unions
Insist That Ireland
Shall Have Home Rule
. Lcyidon, June 28. The British labor
conference at its concluding session
here today passed a resolution calling
on the dominion statesmen now sit
ting in the conference in London "to
insist on the British government set
tling the Irish question by granting
to Ireland a large measure of home
Army Officer Thrice
Commits Suicide in
ENDS HIS LIFE
New-York, June 28-First Lieut. Al
exander McClintock, U. S. R., of Lex
ington, Ky., honored by King George
of England for gallantry in action,
while serving with the Canadian forces;
shot and killed himself here today.
The police were informed he was ab
sent from Camp Dix. N. J., without
leave. While an officer from the can.
tonment was in the city searching
for him McClintock sent a bullet
through his tempi in a room at thi
Murray Hill baths.
t- McClintock, who was 28 years old,
enlisted in 1915 in the 87th Canadian
infantry "battalion and soon won
promotion to , the rank of sergeant.
In September, 1916, he led a party of
"Dick" Kitchen Closing
Cafe for Food Law Lapse
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Mandarin falls under ban
instance of kind in Omaha.
CAFE CLOSED FOR
JVO DAYS ORDER
Mandarin Falls Under Ban for
Serving Beef Steak Out of
Hours Prescribed by
The Mandarin cafe, 1409 Douglas
street, is the first Omaha restaurant
or cafe to come under the ban of the
national food administration. It was
closed for two days at 6 o'clock Fri
day evening for serving a beef steak
Thursday evening- Food administra
tion rules allow beef steak to be
served only on Thursday noon of
each week. "Dick" Kitchen, chair
man of the state food administration's
committee on hotels and restaurants,
nailed up the sign closing the cafe
from 6 o'clock Friday evening to 7
o'clock Monday morning.
Sent Out Beef Steak.
Chin Jin, Chinese proprietor of the
chop suey cafe, was accused by the
food investigators of sending out a
beef steak Thursday evening by mes
senger in response to an order. Jin
was tried and convicted Friday after
noon at 2 o'clock before E. M. Fair
Jin admitted that he had full knowl
edge of the food rules and that he had
informed his cooks and waiters of
the regulations, but denied having
knowledge of the illegal serving of
the steak. He said that his second
cook had filled the order during his
Closed For Two Days.
Kitchen is shown in the piefcdre
nailing up the placard with the clos
ing order. The order reads: "This
place closed by order of the federal
food administration for violation of
rules." It will be effective for two
Many Omaha. cafes and restaurants
are losing money because some of
their competitors serve the foods that
are forbidden on certain days, accord
ing to food administration officials.
Unpatriotic patrons go where they
can get the forbidden foods, it is
said. Food invastigators are making
investigations of all Omaha cafes
tvith a view to enforcing a strict ob
servance of the regulations.
Wounded in Action
Murray Hill Baths.
60 men ordered to bomb German
trenches under a heavy fire, He was
wounded, but brought in two com
rades who had fallen. For his hero
ism he was awarded the Distinguished
Conduct medal, which King George
personally conferred upon him in a
'Invalided to this country because of
his wound, McClintock was later
honorably discharged from the Cana
dian army. He then entered , the
"Plattsburg officers training camp and
won a first lieutenant's commission.
He was assigned to the overseas
forces. Wounded twice in action, he
was sent back to this country and
assigned to duty with the depot bri
gade at Camp Dix,
and must close two days. First
ENDS IN A RUSH
Omaha Organizes 1,000 So
cieties First Day and State
Bids Fair to Reach 10,000
Nebraska's campaign for War Sav
ings societies had a whirlwind finish
last night. About 1,000 societies had
been formed in Omaha, according to
reports received at headquarters last
night. C. E. Corey, in charge of the
campaign in Omaha, is confident that
full returns will show that more than
1,536 societies have been formed in
Omaha. This was the Omaha quota.
Rallies and meetings were held
all over the city and state Friday in
community centers and business
houses. Nebraska was asked to form
10,000 societies. Complete reports will
not be in until Sunday on the number
formed in the state. C. E. Wray re
ports that at least 800 organizations
have been formed, among the ern
nlnvps of the business firms. Each
society has 10 or more members who
are pledged to purchase a certain
amount of stamps - each week or
month. Thursday Mr. Corey assisted
in forming 70 societies at the plants
of the Morris Packing company and
60 at the Swift plant.
A meeting of postoffice employes
was held by the federal building at
5 o'clock in the afternoons Mayor
Smith and F. J. Boucher gave stirring
Watch Nebraska Plan.
, Nebraska businass me nare watch
ing results throughout the country to
(Continued on I'ne Two, Column Tbrce.
Wage Increase, Awarded
In Print Paper Industry
Washington, June 28. Award of a
general wage increase of 10 cents an
hour for workers in the wood pulp
and news print paper industry, with
equal pay for men and women doing
the same work, was announced today
by the -war labor board, which at the
same time made public a letter to the
federal trade commission recommend
ing that news orint paper prices re
cently fixed be reconsidered to de-
teimine whether there should ne a
fuf.her increase to cover tneaavancea
cost of production.
Seventeen Hun Fliers
Killed by American.
Ace Before Capture
Fort Wavtie,. Ind.. June 28. Lt
Paul Frank Baer, the American "ace,"
now a prisoner of war in Germany,
had brought down 17 enemy planes
before he was forced down inside the
German lines May 22, last, Maj. Wil
liam Thaw, commanding the 103d
aero squadron, said in a letter re
ceived from him today by Mrs. Emma
Baer Dyer of this city, mother of the
American airman. Major Thaw says
Lieutenant Baer had killed nine Ger
man fiiers, for which he was officially
credited, and that eight others were
vouched for by other members of the
squadron who saw the Boche airmen
fall, - ' ,
Large Number Killed in Hur
ricane Onslaught to Acquire
More Leeway East of,
N Forest of Nieppe.
By Associated Presa.
With the British Army in
France, June 28. FJeld Mar
shal von Hindenburg's troops
east of the forest of Nieppe tyt
a nasty and unexpected knock
today, when the British sud
denly drove forward in a sur
prise attack along a front of
more than three miles and
hurled the startled gray-coated
soldiers back to an average
depth of 1,500 yards.
The operation was an un
qualified success from its in
ception and the attacking in
fantry reached all their object
ives in remarkably short timq.
By this thrust, the Britislniot only
have greatly improved their position
in this important and much contested
sector, which lies just north of Mer
ville, but they inflicted heavy punish
ment on two hostile divisions that
were holding the line here the 32d
division of Saxons and the 44th re
serve division of Prussians.
Many of Foe Slain.
Large numbers of the enemy were
killed in the hurricane onslaught, and
some 250 of the more fortunate had
been collected in prisoner cages be
The front of the attack was 6,000
yards in, length and lay approximate
ly between Vieux Berquin, on the
north and Pont Toumai, 2,000' yards
northwest of Merville, on the south.
West of Merville the British and
German lines here had been jammed
up almost against the edge of the
Nieppe forest in places, with the re
sult that the British felt, a lack of
elbdw" room for operations. -J It was
in order to acquire more leeway that
today's assault was projected.
The objectives settled upon lay
along the winding little stream known
as Plate Pecque, which bowed out
toward the cast in a semi-circle back
of the German lines. Prussians and
Saxons were holding this zone with a
series of strong machine gun posts
linked up with barbed wire.
All Objectives Gained.
The first stages of the drive were
comparatively easy. At two strong
ly fortified farms near the center of
the line, the enemy fought stubborn
ly, hut was unable to stand out long
against the furious onslaughts of the
(Continued on I'a Two, Column Two.)
Uncle Sam Wants -Volunteers
Coal Aboard Ships
Chicago, June 28. Edward N. Hur
ley, chaifmaii of the United States
Shipping board, said today that the
most important work for which vol
unteers are wanted in the carrying
out of the government's shipping pro
gram is shoveling coal aboard the
"The coal passers and the firemen
are the men of the hour and the need
of them is acute," said Mr. Hurley.
"The shovel is now as mighty at sea
as it formerly was on the battle
Negro Slayer Arraigned
And Sentenced Secretly
To Avoid Mob Violence
Parsons, Kan., June 28. John H.
Winfield, a negro who recently con
fessed to the murder of three mem
bers of the Wick family November 13
last, early today was taken secretly
from the state penitentiary at Lansiiig
to Oswego, nearUiere, where ke plead
ed guilty and was given a life sent
ence. Fears of possible mob violence
prompted the officials to take this
unusual course, it was said. ,
FATE OF FORMER EMPEROR OF
Berlin Hears Nicholas Is Alive and Well;
Gorky's Paper Prints Report He Was Slain
RUSSIA STILL IS A MYSTERY
Amsterdam, June 28. A Berlin dis
patch says that according to a tele
gram received there from Kiev, a
member of the soviet government an
nounced that the reports that for
mer Emperor Nicholas had' been
brought before a revolutionary tribu
nal and that he had been assassinated
both are incorrect. The government
officials added that Nicholas and his
family were in good health.
Basel, Switzerland. June 28. (Hav
as Agency) According to local news
papers, the Russian embassy in Ber
lin is reported to have advised the
court at. Darmstadt that former Em
peror Nicholas is safe.
, Amsterdam, : June . 28. Western
BA CK IN
Thrusts by Enemy Which Would Have Menaced Channel
Ports 'or Placed Paris in Jeopardy Anticipated by
General Foch With , Double Strike s at
Points Separated 100 Miles. .
The British troops in Flanders and the French forces fur-
l.her smith 'nnarent.lv hAVR AntlrinAterl the ' nrnnnsp.d flermAn
drive toward the English channel ports or Paris, and struck first
Although slight details of the maneuvers thus far have beer
revealed, the allied troops caught the enemy unawares at Irnpor
tant points and took terrain which would have been of consider
able value as the starting points of enemy attacks. A compara
tively large number of prisoners
the Germans' ' . '
1,100 YOUNG MEN
LEAVE FOR CAMPS
Omaha Bids God Speed to
Potential Soldiers Who An-'
swer Call of Country; Can
teen Workers Busy.
Never lias Omaha so keenly felt
that the United States is really at
war as it did Friday, when 1,100 young
mep, the pride of the city, marched
away in answer to the June draft catl.
Martial music of two bands 'stirred
thousands lining the streets from the
court house to the Union station to
cheers as the embryo soldiers
marched. ' A .
.Mother.s, sweethearts and friends
joined in the line of march with their
loved ones. ,Thc streets were crowded
from curb to curb with Omaha citi
zens wishing "God speed" to the de
parting contingent, the largest called.
Red Cross canteen workers were on
the ground early issuing comfort kits,
sandwiches and smoking - tobacco.
Every man was loaded down with
presents that will add to the comfort
of camp life before the order to en"
train was issued. No one was over
looked and as . the train departed all
were happy to be on their way to
The yarious draft boards arranged
for dinner to be served the men from
their district at local hotels and cafes.
During the farewell reception on the
court house lawn police were unable
to hold back the immense throng that
crowded around for a last word with
Thousands at Station.
Thousands of people were at the
station for an hour and a half wait"
ing until the two long trains pulled
out. They lined the viaduct and the
approaches to the station. Soldiers
were stationed at all gates and they
patrolled both sides of each train, but
they were not able to stem the tide
of humanity anxious to get a glimpse
of loved ones. Men and women were
soon inside the railroad yards, lining
the tracks as "far west as Twelfth
Many were the affecting scenes.
One young man on the viaduct said:
"I have three brothers on those trains
and I just can't bear to go down
A young woman, beautifully dressed,
sat at the wheel of a big 'automobile
on the viaduct and cried without at
tempting to conceal her grief. Two
older women were in the back seat
and wiped their eyes frequently.
"G6odby, ma," one soldier said
with a final kiss to his mother. The
mother tried to say goodby, but sobs
overcame her and she could only
cling to him. ,
U. S. Troops to Police Panama.
Washington, June 28. Secretary
Baker today instructed Major General
Blatchford, commanding the Depart
ment of Panama, again to take over
the policing of the cities of Panama
German newspapers just received
here seem to regard the reports of
the death of Nicholas Romanoff as
authentic The Russian newspaper
Novaia Zhizn. edited by Maxim Gor-
y, is quoted by the Hamburg Irem
denblatt as printing a Kiev report
that Nicholas, while in a train with
Red Guards complained against being
transferred from Ekaterinburg to
Moscow and that he got into a dis
pute with his escort and was mur
dered. s ' . '
' The dispatch adds that the
daughters of the former emperor were
under guard in another coach and
that the fate of the former empress
and the former crown prince is un
knowa - '
and machine guns were left by f
:.,',' 1 .
The attack of the British was de
livered about midway between Haze
brouck and Bethuhe on a front o
nearly , three and a half ; miles ove
territory which the Germans rccentl;
have been deluging with shells.
Several Hamlets Taken. .
Altogether, the attack was produc
tive of an average gain of ground trl
a ftntfi nf tiftarlir m tntl atiri 2A1iir1r!f
the taking of several' small hamlets
It is probable the Germans in a pro ?
posed offensive in this Region had self
their hearts on the capture of St
Otner and the railway line runnitf
thence to Calais and Dunkirk. ,
The stroke of the French was
a still greater front four and a hi;
milr anH hev ncntratirl nmv r''
sitions at some points a mile ands,
quarter. The evident intention w.T
further to block the gateway to Pari; '
through the Villers-Cotterets regiol
From Amblemy to the east r
Montgobert, the Frencb. carried on
their ; offensive and overwhelmed
strongly fortified positions of tr
enemy along the entire front. Besidiu
the beating back. of the enemy, mor;,
than 1,000; German fell into the haflir' -
ot tne attacking force. ' ,- i
m . ', ' r ' i ' '.
Maneuvers Strategic. " ,
Although the ooints of attack wen;
separated by about 100 miles, the mi ?
neuvers seemingly had been well corJ
sidered- by General- Foch, the allieT
commander-in-chief, as they were car!
ried out synchronously, i
The strategy of the double stros
is apparent when it is realized thatV
successful German thrust where thi
British struck would have menace1
the channel ports or a similar movt
in the south would have placed til
T? t. . ; J ..... . '.
rrciitu capuai in jeopardy, ? ;
The Berlin official - communicaliol
issued Friday evening made note t'
the allied thrusts bv declaring th.,-
the' Germans were busily engaged i) i
attempts to repulse tnem. - : ;
29 Hun Planes Downed.
That the allied force are tint
he r audit nannincr Viv ti
-- -o"- i ' r j tut. vtia.
is indicated by, the intensive aeri
operations that are in progress ov,p
and behind the battle line. A Brit".'
oihcial communication says that in
fighting Thursday 29 enemy airplar'a
were accounted tor. ot them havii
been destroyed and the others fore
i ticakcuu uui in toiuroi. fourtet
machines of the .British failed io r
turn. ,-i ,.. '.. ,.-,..-..-, , ijt
There is considerable fiffhtinc bi'.
tween the Austrians and Italians in I
the mountain 'regions of the Italian ' I
theater, but comparative 'quiet pre- , I
vailSL along ; the Tiave river, across
which the enemy w'as driven by the '
Hindus cany in we weeic. ' , s
Supreme Crisis of ; I
War Near, Declares
London, ' June 28. William M.
Hughes, premier of Australia, speak-.
ing at luncheon of tlie London Cham
ber of Commerce, said that the aPies
were facing the supreme crisis of the
war. The next few weeks were preg
S?vnt J'1" tremendous possibilities. ;
The German militarists fully recog
nized that they must either achieve a
decisive victory now or continue a .
hopeless- struggle against daily in
creasing odds. t -
The change in the German tone, in -the.
opinion of Premier Hughes, was
due to a.ealizationof America's great
Hearing to Be Held in Omaha
: ... On Freight Classification 1
Washington, June 28. Hearing?
were ordered today by the interstate .
commerce commission on the question
whether the Consolidated freight
classification number one, which the T
railroad administration has proposed
and which changes many- shipping
regulations and rulings now-existing, f
should be adopted. A hearing will be -i 1
held in Omaha, August 19. - . . . j
Newspapers Consolidated. -
, Philadelphia, June , 28. Arinouna i
ment was made today that the Eve:
ning Telegraph, one of the oldest aft
ernoon ' papers- in the country, has
been purchased by Cyrus H. K. Cur- ;
tis, owner of th EveningPublic Led
ger and other publications. The Eve
ning Telegraph will cease publication
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