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ALL THE LATEST WAR
.VOI XLVIIL NO.12.
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Eleven Thousand Jon Vessel Carrying 258 Passenger
: from Canada to England Sunk In Most Ruthless
Way; Commander Threatens to Kill Medical
; Of ficer'Saying He Is American Aviator. v
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By Associated Press.
'-- London. July 1. The British hospital ship Llandovery
Castle, bound from a Canadian-port for England, has been sunk
70 miles, from land without .warning by aCsubmarine. So far
' only 24 of the 258 persons on board have been Reported safe.
The fate of those missing is not known.
The admiralty statement on the. sinking of the hospital
ship follows: n
, "Germany's a-tfful debt to the world continues to grow.
..Another hospl sniP has beei torpedoed, this time 70 miles
from the nearest land, and her
boats to sink or swim as best they might.
."And although, as it happened, she was a Canadian hospi
tal ship, returning from Halifax with no wounded aboard, the
' tale of crime reveals wanton, deliberate action on the part of
the submarine commander and almost suggests the hope on his
part that he would find her full of, injured and helpless men.
"T x Chartered to Carry Wounded.
"The Llandovery Castle, It. A. Sylvester, master, was
chartered by the Canadian-government to convey their sick
and wounded from England to Halifax. It had on," board - a
total ef 258 persons, including 80 Canadian army jnedical corps
men and 14 female nurses. One boat, containing 24 survivors,
haa'reched port so far. ' A-' " - ., :
"It was during the night of. June 27, toward r10;30, that
tha prim nrrurrpfl Th LlfindnVerv (lastlfl. ''gtearmnc nn-lnr
course at some-14 knots, showed the;usual navigaiioaiidgejab.
' lationTiMpTtal'shiplfehTnine overcast sky she Was plain to
see a ship mimunfc by every law; of war and peace from attack
or molestation. ' i ' " ' ;
. L"N0 one aboard saw the wake .of the torpedo. , The first
intimation of the presence pf a submarine was a -jar-and the
roar of -an. explosion from aft; ' Then the' lights weat-out.
"All that followed, isave when a 'dim light was obtained
from'" ah emergency dynamo,
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took place in the darkness.
no answer. '
Crew Stands for Orders. ' (
"The rehearsed routine of the ship,
howeveheld good.v With the Ger
man enemy, one must be prepared
for every , emergency like this, and
along the - darkened decks'1 the crew
groped to the boat stations, and stood
: by fof orders to leave her.
'From the bridge, the captain's
.megaphone, loud in the night, bade
them hold until jvay was off the ship.
The carpenter was aft making an ex-
aminationof the. damages. In the
wireless cabin the Marconi operator
was trvinjr in vain to transmit' the
ship's position."" His key gave no re-
sponse; the spark was gone, s
'" ' "The carpenter's report was that
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stv. t ijom an was Diown up ana mat
the ship could not remain afloat. JThe
, order was given to low'er away the
. , boats on both sides and abandon ship.
" The officer commanding the Can-
adian army fnedical corps on board
reported that his "people were out.
This is important in view of the fact
, ihat no boat r but r the captain's has
,been picked up, f . , '
"Satx for any of the ship's company
. s (Continued an Fas Two, Column F1t.)
The Weather ,
Tor ; Nebraska Generally)' fair
Tuesday and Wednesday; warmer in
(east nortion Tuesdav s
. . JTemperatore mt Omaha Yesterday. '
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:, Comparatlra local Record,
' ' " 1918. 191T 191. 191S.
fUcheat - yesterday .i.99 84 93 82
Ioweat yeaterday ...69 , 87 74 69
Meftn temperature .'..00 .00 .00 .08
Temperature and precipitation departurea
, from the normal: t .
' formal . temperature ,'. , ."i 75
feflrlency for the day. ....7... t
Total exeeaa -alnce. March 1. .. 5.51
. y.cL-iuiiMhiuii ......... ..u.io men -
k neriel'ncy .foi the day ..........0.15 Inch ,
, Total rainfall slnee Mar.' 1...,.7.6 Inches
Deficiency alnce. Mar. 1 ......... .8.54 -Inchea
Kacesa for cor. period, 1917 ...,1.2a Inches
'tefloje'ocy for cor. period. 191. .4. Blanches
Reporto Trom StaUona at T P. M.
Station. State of Temp,
Cheyenne, cler .....4
IaTjiport. part cloudy 74
penver. part cloudy ..;.8S
Iea Molnea. clear .... .. Hi
-, Jode City.'cletaj ,.....4
N T.edr. elear J... ...'..,88
North Tlatte. clear ...... 94
Omaha,-- clear .;..,.?, .89
-VuWe, clear l..l... ..90
Rapid City, clear f.,..88
r-antvJ'e, cloudy .......80
oioui' uuy, clear .......90
' valentine, clear .....,.,94
" U A.
-1 - 5 a. m. ..........68
, 1 a 10 a, m. .........72
f" i I - H a. m. ...74
'Amm L. is ro
V D 1 P. in. 80
aSf n 3 P- m- Si
'gc&r ' a b. m .,...87
,. V9,. " p- m. ......(...88
ztustm. -' S p. m. ;. ....8
tJSSSi , p. m. ' 90
I 7 p. in.. .. ...... ..89
, j . Sv. m.;.......'...8
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IT II TI
Eatr4 M MMiMM attaf May 2S, iM,
it Oath P. 0. Mar act at March J. 1179.
people turned adrift in their
just before the ship foundered.
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fufc irora me engine room came
Army Hears of New
' The police force has put one over
on the army. '
A second lieutenant from Fort
Omaha must carry the burden.
, The army man hiking down Far-
nam in a race for a late car spied a
man in uniform leggings and all
' with, his shirt collar loosened, lean
ing against a railing at one and a
half rest with no more regard for
the insigina of Uncle Sam than a
"Rushing over to the semi-recumbent
one, the army man started a
tongue lashing on army manners
'that wound up with the question
"What commandite y$u belong to
' "To the First Dempsey Volun
teers," said the motorcycle police
man derisively as he pulled back his
STEPS TAKEN TO DEAL WITH
', ' License Issue for Use of Enemy '
4 Formulas and Manufactures at Home , y
GERMAN PATENTS AFTER WAR
By Associated ? Press.
- Washington July 1. Recoinmen
datiorf that congress modify tfte ene
my trading law by revokiljig the power
now given the courts to terminate
licenses granted 'Americans to use
German patents, was made -today to
the National Trade commission by
C. H. McDonald, chief of the Enemy
Trade -division of the commission.
He urged yiso ' that the commission
be' empowered to fi royalty charges
more definitely than the law now per
mits, v I - '
Two suggestions have been made
to congress by the commission. 'In
substance they are-that the commis
sion, in its license, may prescribe a
reasonable royalty. an( that at the
suit of the ' enemyowner after the
war, the court, alflrough it may also'
establish a reasonable royalty shall
accept that prescribed in the license
as prima facie reasonable while the
power of the courts to terminate the
licenses is entirely cut off. ' -Mr.'McDonald's
report shows that
American manufacturers have re
sponded with characteristic energy
to tne opportunity ottered for devel
oping in this country industries hith
erto monopolized chiefly by , Ger
mans. -Applications have been made
to us 147 enemy-Owned plants, of
.t.;t- on , . ,
wuicn ou nave Deen grantea ana seven
denied. Tnreeexclusive licenses have
been issued and 20 non-exclusive li-
NEWS BY ASS0CIA7 ED
Resolution Introduced in House
Authorizing President to
Commandeer Wire Lines
During the War.
By Associated Press. "
Washington. July' 1 . Legis
lation to authorize government
control and (operation of tele
graph and telephone systems
during the war was approved
today by President .Wilson.
Leaders at the captol pre
pared for its immediate 'consid
eration, with a view to action,
if possible, before congression
al recess this week e
Secretaries Baker and pan-
iels and Postmaster, General
Burleson, all of whom have en
dorsed the resolution by Repre
sentative Aswell of Louisiana
proposing this authority, werei
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mvitea to appear tomorrow dc
fore the house Interstate Com
Authority Given President
The resohition, introduced by Representative-Aswell
' of' Louisiana,
readsr- - j
; "That the president, if, in his dis
wsare.tfteir, continuous pwtionj t
or to guard the crecy of military
end : governmental communications,
or to: guard the secfeCy. of military
and governrtientaf communications, or
to prevent . communication sby . spies
and other public enemies thereon.jor
for other military or public reasons,
shall have power to take possession
and control of any telegraph, tele
phone, marine cable or radio systems,
and operate the same subject to
those conditions of law, so far as ap
plicable,' which are in force as , to
(Continued on Fate Two, Column One.)
Effort to Fix Blame
For Ruff Building
, Disaster at Sioux City
Sioux City, la;, July 1. Work of
identifying the dead in the-Ruff build
ing disaster was practically finished
tonight, 37 of the 38 bodies being
identified. The new names added to
the death roll are:
Emma Crummine. -
Mrs. Marion Caylor.
. Charles Roessler.
Mrs. Johnathan Ostle. ' 1
Jaines McLain. .
earch of the ruins was abandoned
today and the -task -of burying the
dead and endeavoring, to fix the blame
for the disaster taken up. An investi
gation to determine' the cause of the
Ruff disaster has been starfed by.
County Attorney Naglestad
censes, the discrepancy, between ap
plications and licenses being ex
plained by the fact that iach applica
tion covers-a single pitent, while a
license may include several."
Three licerrses to use enemy trade
marks have been issued out of seven
When the commission received its
authority to grant licenses under ene
my patents, in the. fall -of 1917, it
found an acute condition as to cer
tain synthetic drugs, formerly im
ported from Germany,, Mny per
sons suffering with disease were un
able to obtain treatment because of
the shortage' of supply. Those for
tunate enough to be able to buy medicines-were
force to pay exorbinant,
prices. ' , ' 1 """ . . ; j,
The first drug licensed for manu
facture was- "salvarsan" cemmpnly
known as V'606" which was in large
demand by the medical pfofession at
large.' It now is known officially as
''arsphenamine" Other drugJ of Amer
ican manufacture are the-local an-
prdcaine introduced as
novocain. barital, - a nypnotic,
formerly "veronal." and 'phenji cin
choninic acid," also known as "ato
phan," used'in the -treatment of rheu
matism, and gout. i.
Following the licensing of needed
drilgs, the commission turned its at
tention to dyestuffs, .. ?
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TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1918 la PAGES.,
Berlin Makes Claims
4 By Associated Press. 7
Berlin, via London, July 1. -Since the beginning of the Qer
wan offensive March 21, 191,454 allied prisoners have been
captured by the Germans, according to an official statement
from the warvoffice Of these, the statement says 94,939 were
British, 89,099 were'French and the remainder were divided
among the Portuguese, Belgian and American forces along, the
"After the conclusion of investigations it has been found
that , the number of prisoners passed to -the rear through our
collecting stations since the beginning of, our attacking battles
March 21, up to the present, not including the wounded passed
back to hospital establishments amounts to 191,454. Of these
the English lost, 94,939, including four generals and about 3,100
officers," says the report. v 1 ,
"The French lo4t 89,099, including two generals and about
3,100 officers. The rest were divided among the 'Portuguese,
Belgian and American forces. , . . - r
"Cannon to the number of 2,476 were taken and 15,024
machine guns were brought back from the battlefield to the
booty collecting stations."
-. Concerning events along the front the statemenfjvsays: ':
"Partial attacks by the British north of Albert were repulsed.
Between the Aisne and the Marne lively activity on the-part
of the enemy prevailed, his infantry often advancing on etrong
reconrioitering expeditions. Jtfear St. Pierre Aigle and south of
that place the French attacked after violent artillery prepara
tion. They were repulsed." , ,
STATE STEPS IN TO
Attorney General Starts Action
Against Independent Spec-;
ulators Handling Vege- ,
table1 Products. "
Attorney General Reed late Mon
day night launched a suit in .behalf
of tjie state to break up an organi
zation of independent speculators who
are alleged to have secured a "corner"
on all vegetable "products received
at the city market in Howard street
an4 to have rcapfcd a rich harvest
through their manipulation as the ex
clusive holders of the products.
The attorney general filed a peti
in district court against G. Ros
so, L. Greenberg,,; William Wisner,
Baglio, Pete Rotpllo, Anderson, Swan
son and Ed Partoner, k asking a re
straining order to' prevent these men
from buying in the.market or else
where in the' state anyfood productsv
in excess ot rneir actual requirements
for their own home consumption. The
men are characterized in the petition
as "profiteers, who 'reap where they
have no V sown."
;- The action by the state, as recited
in- the petition, is i to' obtain relief
from the high prices prevalent at the
School for the Deaf and the State
Medical college, both state, institu
tions. ' ' "' '
In the petition it is allegcdjthat the
defendants, in violation of the law
forbidding restraint of trade, have
entered the public marketing place
and procured the products received
there largely to the exclusion of others
who require it, for home consump
tion, by bidding up the price. It is
alleged that this bidding 'is for the
purpose of obtaining a monopoly of
the products, and . then raising the
price. to make n unwarranted profit
ranging fronr20 per cent on each dpi
This action by the attorney general
follows a complaint by-J. J. Cameron,
secretary of the Retail Grocers' asso
ciation, and reports, from other food
bodies, that speculators on the city
market, v in qne specific instance,
bought up most of the beans on the
market at $1 per basket and sold them
for $1.50, and also made three baskets
out of every two they bought.
The retail grocers have complained
that the operations of the speculators
hurts legitimate business.""The spec
ulators do not rent any stalls from
the city, are connected with no busi
ness firm, but merely enter the mar
ket place in the early morning, buy
all "offerings from the farmers and
gardeners, sell their purchases and
cerfl it "a day's work," they say.1
' The petition filed by the attorney
general-alleges that the acts of the
defendants - in effect is ,an indirect
lending of-aid and comfort to the
: The petition also asks that the pro
ducers be enjoined from selling to
the profiteers any products required
byythe general public, in excess , of
the actual requirements for home con
sumption and individual use. , It asks
that aer thtf final hearing of the
case, the 'injunction,, be made oer-manentr-
PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE
LAYS PLANS FOR
Billion ami Mve .Dollars Api
v. propriated -for?. Construe-:
tion of ; War! Vessel? land T
By Associated Press,"
Washington, July 1. Steps to ex
pedite construction of the remaining
48 vessels, including batUe cruisers
,nA imrr.,.,,M,. f al,- 1Cfl
... -w--.w- .6,., v.. v.v, ici irum inemira uoor to tne pavement below. , . t . ' -authomecT
in Ue three-year naval Kaufhold and Cavanaugh are members of the same com-bu.ld.ng-program,
approved. by con- pany. Each, after making his own escane. believed hi. com-
gress two years ago, already have
by the Navy department,
disclosed tonight by Sec,
retary Daniels in a statement review
ing the provisions -of the $1,600,000,
000 naval appropriation bill recent
ly passed by congress and to which
President Wilson today attached his
signature. , v
"The bill" said the secretary
"makes it obligatory to begin con
struction of all the 48 vessels of the
156 vessels comprising the three-year
program, authorized in the act of,
August 29, 1916, the construction of
which has not previously specifically
been directed to be begun. : !
"Money is f not only provided' for
completing the big three-year pro
gram, but an additional $100,000,CO()
is made available for additional tor
pedo boat destroyers, submarine
chasers, and other naval craft as the
exigencies of the war may make
Liberty Motor Acts Fine On
y Seaplanes, Admiral Reports
Washington, July 1. A report from
Vice Admiral Sims to Secretary
Daniels today says a recent test in
European waters of a seaplane pro
pelled by the Liberty motor,1 demon
strated that the 'engine has better
climbing and load carrying qualities
than any of the best European types.
MILLION MEN IN
Entire Battle Front From St Mihel ,to '
Swiss Border Being Rapidly , Americanized.
By Associated Press.
Washington, July l.There is
every reason To believe that by the
Fourth of July, more than l.OOO.OOO1
troops will have sailed. An official
announcement to that effect as part
of the Fourth of July celebration is
to be expected. ) , -
The ,fact that five American! divis
ions have completed training with the
British and been sestored to' General
Pershing since last March is another
sign of the speed with which General
Foch is being supplied with fighting
manpower. The recent stabbing
thrusts of the French and British it
the enemy lines in FlandefJ and
southwest of Compiegne, are regard
ed as showing' the entire confidence
of the allied leaders in the outcome,
although weeks or months of bitter
fighting may be in itorei ' v j
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By Mali U yaar): Oallr. 14 M: Suatfa,. KMi
Dally asi Sua. Mi avtalda Nat. twtatt tnnu
IN HEROIC fIGHT
BLOCK IN DANGER
.... Winn ibiiii eeMeaaaewawaaaMW -y ' . '
Fraternal Order Home Ablaze on Upper Story, Sends,
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- With Great Danger to Valuable Property;
v Loss Will Be $250, 000." , '
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Four firemen were severely injured and, several others cut
and bruised in a fire which almost completely destroyed the r
Witnell block, the home of, the Omaha Elks,, at Fifteenth and
The four firemen severely injured are '.
Samuel P. Carney, captain 'engine company No. 1, 190iJ
South Eighteenth street, burned hand and injured knee.' .
, Leo Kaufhbld, pipeman engine company No. 2, 4419'
C..tl. T....a.. C..al. .a- a ' ! I I T ' , . !
Walter A. Anderson, pipeman enkine company No. 1, 1045
South Twenty-second street, bddy bruised and lacerationa of
hand. . V. , ' ' ' i; "..- - ' .
x ; Tom Heaf ey, pipeman engine company No. 3, sprained
back. ..'- ' .. ; . . v h - ' , '
' - MEN CAUGHT ON THE FOURTH FLOOR., ,
All four, of the injured fire fighters where caught on the)
fourth floor of the burning structure when the roof fell. Chief
Salter, Assistant Chief Simpson and a dozen other firemen in ad
dition to those badly hurt,' were all on the fourth floor at the;
time, also were caught under the falling roof, but miraculously
escaped with nothing more than mmocratches attd bruises
aae property loss will probably total $250,000.. , , ,' -
. y John Cavanaugh of engine
narrow escape when his hair became ignited by flyint embers?
He started down a ladder with his head enveloped in flames.
He missed his footing and felllfrom a position near the second
story to the ground. He was uninjured, However, and when
the flames in his hair were extinguished he attempted to return'
to the fire, but was restrained by bystanders. V
Leo Kaufhold was uninjured by the falling roof, but in
making his escane from tha buildintr 1num eiiiM. aa.
-II iL .a . ..
rade was still in the-bumm .rrncturei .n .ft.
to the fire to rescue each other.
y ;: -STILL ALARM SFNT IM e'idct ' ' K
t - t aaawa.
The injured firemen were caught unawares under the fall
ing roof. The first alarm turned in was a still alarm shortly
before 1 o clock this morning. Two companies, No. 1 and No
2, responded. : , . , ,
Believing the fire had gained nq great headway, firemen
entered the budding equipped only with chemicals. They were
still attempting to extinguish the blaze on the fourtti floor with
chemicals and hose companies answering a second alarm had
just started to run their hose into the building, when the roof
fell Upon the' trapped fire fighters. ;r ;
French Troops Carry
Along Mame Front
Paris, July 1. -French troops .last
night carried out an operation on the
Marne front south of the Oun.
which resulted in the improvement
of the French positions in the vicinity
of Pass-En-Valois. '
i The Germans counterattacked in an
effort to recover the ground gained
by "the French Saturday night in the
vicinity of Moslov, on this front. The,
enemy was repulsed, the 'French re
gaining their w positions in their
entirety."- ' ' -; -: ' ;
OF JULY CELEBRATION
, The appearance of American troops
at five points .along the line between
St. Mihel andMhe-Swiss border, indi
cates that this whole stretch of 150
to 200 miles of the front is being rap
idly 'Americanized, t- The definitely
placed American sector from the vi
cinity of . St. Mihel . to . the Moselle
river is included and at present is the.
lett tiank ot tne whole, sector which
the Americans appear to be destined
to hold when;they come fulfy into
position on the right of the. line. V
If these, indications are correct, the
positions, on both sides of Chateau
Thierry and near Montdidier further
north and British lines join are held
by the" American mobile units thrown
in to meet the emergency created by
the German offensive, , ' '
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NARROW ESCAPE. , .
company No. 2, experienced a
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A JLaffef AA felaUaV
"VELEVEri COMPANIES RESPOND
The fall of the roof made known the
extent of the blase and 11 companies
were summoned to the, scene.. .Eight
streams of water, including two water -towers,
soon played upon the flames
on the fourth floor. V ' . ; : '
The fire was discovered by member
of the Elks" ' club who wre ' in ( the
building. .Twelve members of the
tlub made their escape afteif sounding
the- alarm. y,
Two causes for the fire were ad.
vanced. ' Members of ' the Elks dc
dared , def ecjtivj wiring- started the
blaze. Assistant Fire Chief Simpson,
one of the firemen into the building
after the fire started declared it ap
parently had started from an ash
box near the lub cafe. . : -. ,
FEAR FOR ENTIRE BLOCKS
Onit. started the fire burned bris&
Iv and forya 30-minuti nn-inH it uaai
feared the flames might jump-tcr tha
Nebraska Power company and Pax
ton hotel 'buildings. - Guests in tha
hotel were aroused from, their slum
bers and warned of the possible dan
ger. But the absence ofny, wind
made it possible for the 'firemen tq
soon get the blaze uridre control.
. Elks Loss Estimated at $200,000
Herman I Metz, an officer of the '
lodge and one of the members of th
Elks' Building company, estimates fha
loss near $200,000. The building, ac
cordingi to Mr.; Mett,' is Valued at
$175,000' and is -fully covf-cd by in
surance! ."-" .;"
The furniture and fixtures of the
lodge are valued at $30,000 and are
fully insured. No estimate could be
made on the loss to the McCarthy
Wilson Tailoring., company and the
Schultz . Brothers, Edison ElectfrKj
company on the ground floor "Their
loss wui oe entirely trom smoke and
water.; - - ' v -: v V .
Stack in the Elks Building com
pany, owners of the building, is con
trolled by T, B. iMcPherton, T. J
Stroud, Herman Mejz.s Gould Dietz,
(Cratlaned aa Ftia Iwa, Coliuu Iwo.)
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