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- THE-BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MULY 9, 1918.
YANK LADS MAKE
Captured Documents Reveal
vThat Kaiser's Soldiers Have
.Wholesome Respect for
Men from America.
' By Associated Press.
With the American Army in
France, July 8. An indication of
what the German army thinks of the
fighting ability of the Americans is
given by a copy of an intelligence re
port of the (deleted) German
army, which has just been obtained.
The report, describing the fighting on
the Marne. refers to the (de
leted) American division as a very
good" one, "almost an attacking di
vision," and adds that the nerves of
the Americans have not yet been
shaken. 'The German fire," the re
' port says, "had been unable to affect
the morale of the Americans, who
only lacked the ncssary instructions
to make them serious adversaries."
; Prisoners taken by the Germans,
the report states, were physically. well
built and were aged from 18, to 28
years. Their characteristic utter
ance is . quoted as "we kill or are
killed." . .
- The report adds that it is impossi
ble to obtain military information
from the Americans, and that they
rarely will indicate the positions they
occupied in the line.
In general, the report declares, the
Americans make a good impression.
For the moment they continue to
consider their part in the war as that
- of "big brothers,"' who had come to
Europe V ssist their "little broth
ers" and the latter' rAothers and sis
ters, but also declare that they had
come overseas to fight for their coun
try. '- ? -. 1 .
' Most of the Americans, the docu
ment adds, are of foreign extraction,
"deSni-Americans," it calls them, but
it admits that their spirit and fighting
qualities are remarkable.
Some like Address of
President WiW While
Huns Say Nothing In It
- Washington, July 8. Appreciation
of America's efforts in the war are
expressed in Independence day mes
sages to President Wilson from
President Poincare, France; King Al
bert, Belgium; Xing Emmanuel, Ifaly;
King Alexander, Greece; President
Menocal, Cuba, and Premier Venize-
Jos, Greece. .
i Amsterdam, July 8. Commenting
upon President Wilsons Fourth of
July address the Frankfurter Zeitung
. ''What President Wilson said about
the conditions of a lasting peace, is
couched in such general terms that
hardly anything can be made of it.
If all his nice principles are seriously
entertained by him he must suppose
. that he desires to abolish the advan-
. tages and predominant Influences not
only of the central powers out also
of the entente for instance, Ameri
ca's domination in (fiba, Porto Rico
and the Philippines; France's dom
ination In Morocco, and England
. -rtJations with Indian, Egypt, Meso
' potaraia and other portions of Turkey.
- "If, vhowever, Mr. Wilson desires
his position of prominence to be con
tinued, and be perpetuated by a con
tinuing peace, then his demands mean
only the oppression of Germany and
the negations of those principles of
internatioijat , justice and freedom
which are continually in the mouths
: of the entente rulers, especially Presi
dent Wilson." v
- The Vienna Riechpost In dealing
t with the president's Independence day
"President Wilson's latest formula
' is nothing more than a renewed dec
laration of war -nothing .but, an an
nouncement of mailed fist peace.
America' " war under Mr. Wilson's
v leadership', is not; a war of defense
in Washington's sense,, but a war of
conquest and destruction."
Rationing of Coal
Proposed as Means
To Prevent Famine
Washington, July 7. Rationing of
coal to householders was announced
tonight by the fuel administration as
among plans designed to prevent a
"threatened shortage of coal next
' All consumers who have obtained a
. quantity of coal in excess of their al
lotments or who by deceit or mis
representation have, violated any rules
or regulations of the fuel administra
tion will be prosecuted. .
'Jot IowaFair Tuesday and Wed
nesday; slightly wa;ier Tuesday,
south and east portions.
S a. m. , It
I l m.
19 a. m.
II a. m.
11 m. .
J p. m.
S p. ra. .......... 74
S p. m. ,. IS
4 o. m. .......... TT
I p. in. 71
t p. to. 78
7 p in. ...... 77
1 p. m. 71
Temperature at Omaha Testerfay.
an. lm. int. nis,
Highest yesterday.... 7 0 S 71
lowest yesterady ... B 7! 1
- H .an temeer&tur (7 II St
Precipitation . ..00 .00 .00 .00
Temperatures and precipitation departure
frem tba normal:
Normal temperature 78
naflrlnncv far the day
Total excess since March 1 I
N'armal precipitation ............ .ninca
rwfieiencv for the day .......... .14 Inch
.Total rainfall alnc March I. ...7.74 inches
Deficiency alnce March 1 7.11 inches
Exceeaior cor. period 117 .11 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period 1014. .. .8.71 Inches
KonMrta From Stations at 7 P. H.
Station. State of Temp- Hlsh- RatB(
... f Weather. I p. m. est , tail
CIteyenna, part cloudy... 74 74
Davenport, clear.. ...... .74 74
Denver, cloudy... 71 , St
Dee Moines, part cloudy 74 74
fcodit City, part cloudy S4 -..
lender, clear . SO . , , J J
North PiieUe, pt cloudy!!
Omaha, clear ...... ,i...7T , J
' Pueblo, eloudy. ...A....-S0 1
Rp!d City, Jear........7
, Rait Xke, cloudy ...4 ; , M
Baata Fe, part cloudy.. .70 - 71
Bloux City, ilear..,....0 ' SO
Valentine, e!ir. ....... ,.11 SI .
BAISER PAYS BIG
SUM FOR 11 MAIL
(Continued from Fac One.)
eral Lewis said that the money was
paid to Rumely from deposits of the
German government,-standing in the
name of Dr. Albert, or of Albert and
von Bernstorff jointly in this city.
The plot so far traced, he added, is
Transferring the Money.
The transfers of money, Mr. Lewis
said,.were concealed in this manner:
"Albert procured varipus banks
where the .German government had
accounts to issue cashiers' checks to
the order of one Walter Lyon, a
member of the former Wall Street
firm of Renskorf, Lyon & Co.
This firm in turn paid the money over
to Rumely, or to the S. S. McClure
Newspaper corporation, which had
been organized by Rumely for the
purposes of the transaction.
"In some cases Albert drew the
money in cash and delivered it to
Hays, Kaufmann & Lindheim, attor
neys of the embassy, who took the
cash to Renskof, Lyon & Co.
They, in turn, made payments to
Rumely. In one transaction $75,000
in bills was handled in this manner.
Rumely then drew his notes to the
order of Walter Lyon, covering .the
transfers in money and pledged stock
in the S. S. McClure Newspaper cor
poration to secure the loans.
Method of Doing Business,
"Dr. Rumely hi his report to the
ftlien property custodian, made1 no
disclosures of his relations with Al
bert or von Bernstorff, or the im
perial German government: Instead
he reportedthat he owed $100,000 to
Herman Sielcken, now deceased, upon
a note, and he also reported that the
notes' which he had given Renskorf,
Lyon & Co., accompanied by
a pledge of the stock of the S. S.
McClure Newspaper corporation, had
been surrendered to him in exchange
for the $100,000 note in September,
1917. In other words, by giving his
note for $100,000, he had obtained a
return of notes aggregating in excess
of $1,300,000 and stock representing
a controlling interest in the Evening
'Rumely has claimed that it was
Sielcken who put up the money in
the transaction. Previously he had
itated Mrs. Busch had contributed to
the fund. Mrs. Busch, however,
denies it, 'and the Columbia Trust
company, executor of Hermann
Sielcken as well as Mr. Sielcken's
partners in the firm ot crossman st
Sielcken, state so far as they know,
Mr. Sielcken had nothing to do with
Interests Are Varied.
Attorney General Lewis declared
that Mrs. Busch, referred to in his
statement, was Mrs. Adolphus Busch,
widow of the St. Louis brewer, who
was questioned recently by govern
ment officials upon her return from
Dr. Rumely' interests were
varied, for besides being engaged in
the newspaper business, he, was secre
tary of the M, Rumely company, La
porte; Ind., which manufactured agri
cultural implements, and, as founder
of the Interlaken school, of which he
is president, had written several
books, embodying novel ideas on
educational matters. ' "
Money From Sale of German Bonds.
In a statement issued late tonight
Assistant State Attorney General
"The entire amount which went
into the purchase of the Evening
Mail, was derived from the sale of
German war bonds in this, country,
and American citieins furnished the
money to acquire the paper which
was to be used for the purpose, of
carrying on German propaganda.
"While the deal was made with
Henry L. Stoddard, there is no evi
dence that Mr. Stoddard knew it was
German money. Jdr. Stoddard re
tired from the management of the
paper and still holds most of the out
standing bonds. When the United
States declared war against Germany,
Mr, Stoddard threatened to, foreclose
the bonds unless. the Evening Mail
expressed loyalty to this country in
every way. ...
Ross, Hammond Club..; '
Formed at Fremont
Fremont, Neb., July . 8. Special
elceram.) A Ross L. Hammond
Boosting club for the United States
senate was organized here this eve
ning by 50 Fremont and Dodge
county citizens. The object of the
club is to boost the candidacy of Mr.
Hammond for the senate throughout
tli afatf. R. R. Woh ford of Fre
mont "was elected president andl
George Marshall of Fremont, vice
president. A committee was namea
to confer with Mr. Hammond with
regard to the campaign. Mr. Ham
mond was called to the meeting and
made a short talk in which he de
clared that he stood on a platform
of pure and" unadulterated Ameri
Training Camp for Scout
Masters at urn ot lowa
Iowa City, la., July 8. A training
camp tor scout masters me oniy
official one in the middle west-Miow is
in operation at the University of Iowa
with Charles f. fcmitn, ew xorie
City, as instructor in chief. .
Mr. Smith is educational scout
commissioner of New York City and
scout master of the Mate isiana
aeademv. His work here is suole
mented by lectures in botany, geology
and pyschology by members ot the
Wrestling Fans Help
1 Milk and Ice Fund
The hearts of the sport fans are
"right." Out at the wrestling
match Saturday night the crowd
was told how The Beeti fund for
free milk and ice is providing milk
and ice for the babies and small
children of the very poor.
The devotes of the manly art
of wrestling reached down in their
pockets and tossed out silver and
paper money to the extent of $34.50,
which will bring a great amount of
relief to the suffering little ones of
It wai a generous act that should
be an inspiration.
v Any sum from 10 cents to $5 is
welcomed. Will you toss in some
thing? Send or bring h to The Bee
.office. , '
previously acknowledged. . .$229.75
Wrestling fans 34 JO
W. B. Shurtleff, Lincoln, Neb 5.00
Six I. W. W.s Agree to
Go to Work it Cases
Are Not Prosecuted
Fifteen. days in jail proved suffi
cient to persuade six avowed mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of the
World that Provost Marshal Crow
der was sincere in his "work or fight"
order. They willingly agreed to join
the ranks of labor in case sedition
charges filed against them were dis
missed. All the I. W. W.s had finished IS
day sentences in the county jail as
vagrants and were rearr.sted charged
with sedition. Upon their agree
ment to go to work immediately and
the promise of packing houses to fur-
ALLIES FIND NO
SIGNS OF GERMAN
Entente Now Fully Prepared
to Meet the Shock When
It Is Launched Along
By Associated Press.
With the' French Army in France,
July 8. Wherever the battle front has
been closely viewed, no signs of an
imminent. German movement were
discoverable. Quiet, just as striking
as before the last ' two enemy of
fensives reigns everywhere.. .
Almost a month" has elapsed since
the cessation of the battle south of
Montdidier and no really serious op
eration has been fought since.
The correspondent talked with a
number of captives and gathered that
they regarded their divisions as units
for holding the positions while the
shock divisions were taken to the rear
for reconstitution after the last severe
Prisoners Show Resentment.
The tone in which the prisoners
spoke, indicated some resentment at
the German system of choosing the
best men from the various units to
form the shock divisions, thus re-
I ducing the units to a secondary claf s,
whose onerous work ot holding the
line and maintaining the positions,
while exceedingly costly, brought no
Prisoners from these divisions are
unable to give a hint where the fresh
onslaught is to be delivered, as they
had been cut off almost entirely from
communications in the rear.
May Hasten Offensive. ' .
The arrival of Americans may force
the enemy to hasten the renewal of
the offensive, which according to his
previous procedure this year, should
occur about five weeks after the pre
ceding assault. June 12 was the day
of the latest German action north
of" the Oise.
The German , front has been pre
pared for the possibility of the gen
eral staff . deciding to execute an
assault at any-point. But the cle
ment of surprise cannot be so effect
ive now as in the two preceding as
saults. Perhaps the most striking sign
among the few indications is that
since the last phase of the German
offensive they have dug no defensive
trenches between the Marne and Sois
sons. In: that territory their recent
encounters with the French and
American troops have shown them
that the allies are fully prepared to
meet any attempt at further progress.
WILL PUNISH RUSSIA
FOR MIRBACH AFFAIR
(Continued From Face One.)
in the room."Jmmediately after the
firing. 'they jumped from, a window,
hurling hand grenades, back of them,
as tnepr jumped, iney leapea mro
a waiting automobile and escaped.
Confer on Russian Situation.
WashnTaton. July 8. Silence was
observed among officials today con
cerning the new policy toward Russia
to which the United States govern
ment had agreed. There were inti
mations that a statement from the
White House was under considera
tion. V ' '
A conference at the White House
during the day between President
Wilson and the British ambassador
was immediately connected with the
Russion situation, which it is known
is the Subject f active exchanges be
tween the entente capitals and Wash
ington. It was assumed that the am
bassador called to hear ot tne conclu
sions reached Saturday when the
president went over the question with
the state, war ana navv secretaries
and the chief military and naval of
The success of the Czecho-Slovaks
in Siberia has caused anxiety in Ger
many, says an official dispatch today
trom r ranee, .me uucmi vnsoim
criticize the government and affirm
that the" German public has been de
Germany Sees Trouble Aheaa.
The Morgenpost is quoted as say
ing: "The German people are going
to get a surprise about events in Rus
sia just as we had in 1914 about the
Sale of American Ships
Washington, July 8. The admin
istration bill forbidding during the
war sale or charter of American - -sels
or the sale of ships under con
struction without the approval of th
shipping board, was passed today by
the senate. It already has parsed .he
house and now goes to conference.
r A SPLENDID NERVE TONIC
Hereford's Add f hoephete
Invigorates the tired nerve eyttem. A
pleasant Summer beverage. A splendid tonie.
. ASK FOR aid GET -
The Original v ,
- Por Infants and Invalid -Substitutes
Cost YOU" Sam Pries
nish the work Deputy County Attor
ney O'Sullivan asked that the charges
"You will have to change your
mental attitude," Judge Fitzgerald
warned the men in police court Mon
day. "JNo possible good can ever
come while you remain in your pres
ent state. xThe organization i with
which you affiliate in Nebraska ap
pears to be founded on the belief th .t
might should control. This is the
same sentiment which the German
government is endeavoring to force
upon the civilized world, and it will
never be successful."
W,D. HALLER AT
Business Stops and People At
tend Services When For
mer Mayor and Legisla
tor Is Laid to Rest
Blair, Neb., July 8. (Special Tele
gramsThe funeral services for W.
D. Haller, ajoneer druggist and citi
zen of this city, were held at the
Catholic church today. Father T, O.
Driscoll officiated. The body was
followed to the cemetery by the larg
est number of people that ever at
tended a funeral in this county. Mr.
Haller was a life-long republican and
had served his state as senator and
representative and had held the office
of mayor of Blair more than a dozen
He is survived by Jiis widow and
one son, Bernard, and one daughter,
Mrs. L. L. Bernstein of this city;
also by two brothers, Frank and Sam
uel, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary
Kemp of Blair, Mrs. Frank Frazier
of East Troy, Wis., and Mrs. Eman
uel Castetter of Burke, S. D.
Besides many relatives from out of
the city there was in attendance J. T.
Hess, W. J. Cook, Herman Shields
and Attorney Herman Aye of Omaha
and Chris Matthiesen of Chicago. A
telegram of condolence was sent the
family by United States Senators
Hitchcock and Norris and Congress
men "Lobeck, Shallenberger,, Sloan
and Kinkaid. One also was received
from Congressman Henry Cooper W
Wisconsin. Every business place in
the city was closed at the funeral
hour and the city council, city offi
cers and eight ex-"may,ors of the city
attended in a body.
L0SES4N WIRE FIGHT
(Continued From Fare On.)
strike of Western Union 'telegraph
ers, set for today, were advanced in
the senate debate as a reason to pro
ceed deliberately. ..,-
Several senators presented tele
grams from operators repudiating the
strike call, while Senator Poindexter,
Washington, suggested an inquiry
into the influences brought to bear
upon the operators for "disloyal and
Oklahoma Men Dismissed.
Oklahoma City, Okla., July 8.
Fourteen operators employed here by
the Western Union were notified to
day that their services were "no
longer required because ot your un
Eight members of the Commercial
Telegraph.e(8'..Union of America were
dismissed yesterday for the same
reason, according to O. J. Pickle,
manager of the Oklahoma City office.
No Effect in Omaha. ,
Callinsr off the threatened strike of
the Commercial Telegraphers' union
of America had no effect m Omaha
telegraph offices. There was no
chance for lockouts ot union men,
such as were reported in, a number of
southern cities. ' v
"Such a strike would in my opin-
on, have had no effect at all in Oma
ha," said J. L. Ferciot, manager of
the Western Union. "Our employes
here are entirely loyal for the reason
that we treat them right ana they
appreciate that they are being treat
-"This strike was fomented by a
small cliaue who thought the pres
ent an opportune time to bring about
government control. Of course, if
Uncle Sam wants to take control,
whv here is the property. But we
stand exactly on the same founda
tion as Mr. Burleson, who said if he
had control of the telegraph lines
he would not permit any outside
interference. Neither do we stand
for interference by the people who
try to control the labor situation.
Kinqsley of lowa Among
American Wounded in France
Ottawa, July 8. The following
American names appear in today's
overseas' casualty list:
Wounded: E. T. Hulett, Elk Creek,
Cat; M. G. Collins. Kingsley, la.
' Win a Ford Tonnng, Car at the
Grocers and Butchers
THURSDAY July llth
Stores and Markets CLOSED ALL DAY
20 - Valuable Prizes to Contest Winners - 20
; ; i :
BUMPER CROP OF
Estimated Damage to Wheat in
June Too High: Early
Hot Weather Hurts
Winter wheat was damaged to some
extent by the hot weather in June, but
the damage was not so great as esti
mated at that time, according to the
Burlington crop report for the week
ending last Friday. Corn, at the pres
ent time, if in excellent condition and
is 100 per cent O. K.
According to the report, all through
the South Platte country the wheat
harvest is well along, in many locali
ties cutting having been finished and
considerable of the grain threshed.
The quality is excellent and the yield
from 12 to 20 bushels an acre.
The "report indicates that the early
hot weather seriously damaged the
oats, and that in many localities, the
yield would be so slight that thejr
would never pay for harvesting. In
such cases they are being cut and
stacked for fodder for the animals.
Spring wheat and barley was injured
by the hot weather, but the damage
was less than to wheat.
Corn, generally, never looked bet
ter However, it is asserted that the
critical period for the corn crop will
not be reached until after the middle
of this month. If there are a 'ew
soaking rains during the remainder
of the month, it is lelieved thatthe
crop will be of . the bumper variety.
Potatoes have suffered by reason
of the, dry weather, but a good crop
of excellent quality is said to be as
sured. Pastures are becoming very short
and dry, anl the dry weather is begin
ning to tell on the hay crop. The fiist
cutting of alfalfa is in the stack, and
the second cutting, that will be
rather short, is about due.
Abbe, Weather Man, .
Dropped From Service
For German Leaning
Washington, July 8. Official corre
spondence made public today dis
closed that Cleveland Abbe, jr., editor
of the Monthly Weather Review, re
cently dropped from the government
service, was dismissed because of
"his well known sympathies for the
imperial German government."
Mr. Abbe, son and namesake of
the man who devised the present sys
tem of daily weather reports, was
educated in Germany and married a
German girl. He has "indignantly
denied" the charge?, and has asked
Transmitting Secretary Houston's
brief letter of dismissal, C. F. Marvin,
chief of the weather bureau, wrote
"The reasons for this action are
connected altogether with your con
duct and generally well known sym
pathies with the imperial German gov
ernment. A searching inquiry in re
gard to your attitude toward the
United States government must con
vince you that patriotism and genuine
yalty to the United States are abso
tely incompatible with friendly
sentiment for Germany."
Mr. Marvin informed Mr. Abbe
that his dismissal resulted , from an
investigation . by the Department of
Justice, initiated "entirely by outside
In the Air
they need a cool hA On
'the streets you need cool.
rcomfortable feet. Slinknni
resiliency will keep your feet
as fit as a fiddle right up to
bed time. Say "SGoknota"
''Mannf adored by
KTM0UTN RUBBER COMPANY
Put east all Shoe Repair j
he fashion Confer fir WomeiP
The July Sales
Present an opportunity for
well dressed women to find
it possible during these
sales to choose an extra
frock or suit or coat, to -refresh
the wardrobe for v
the remainder of the sea
son. The reductions in
price vary from one-third
to one-half less than usual.
The Blouse Store
A particularly large and
pleasing assortment of
summer blouses in styles
and colors to suit every
Priced $2.50 to $14.75.
U 1 u
A Respectable Grip
You're judged by your grip when traveling. Don't
leave towr with a shabby one. A stylish suitcase adds
greatly to your "appearance. There's nothing cheap about
any case you get here except the pnee.
Here's an example: Suitcase like cut is matle
of heavy fiber, has heavy cornets, good straps,
hinges and locks made for service hand--omely
lined, shirt fold inside. Our Price....
Others at 2 to S10
Freling & Steinle
Omaha's Best Baggage Builders. 1803 Farnam St.
ALBERT W. JEFFERIS
CANDIDATE FOR REPUBLICAN
Nomination for Congress
. wt treatment In existence today. I do no Inject parafflne or wax. ,
DMii piricsi -
inThospHal Call or writ. Dr. Wray.
Silks for Every
Those contemplating a
trip will do well to con
sider foulards for cool,
comfortable and service
able frocks. Numerous
attractive patterns and
colors (40 inch), $2.50 a
Selling rapidly and as duplicate
orders are impossible . an early
selection is advisable. Striped
and plaid gabardines and
piques (36 inch, ) 75c, 85c, and
An excellent range of patterns.
Qualities that launder perfectly,
$1.25, $1.50 and $2.00
The most diversified activities
have been anticipated. Our
stocks are in readiness to
supply every demand made on
them. ... A particularly large
showing, of applique bedspreads.
Also other styles of -spreads
and quilts. V This work is not
difficult and is very effective
when - finished. Orders are
taken for quilting.
The Last Sale of ..
for 89c -
A new shipment is in and
will be the last at this
price. The next lot will
have to sell for $1.29.
Tuesday they are only 89c
In the Basement
Oc xi $
.. 7 3
is fr Congress
1 nave a bucc... it.- .'... ...mi
1 tit reiortins to painful and uncertain aanrlcal
operation I am the only reputable physician who
will take such eases upon a troarantej to f ive sat-
... t. I hv HavntM Mam than 9a
.istactory reuiv. -
the exclusive treatment of Rapture, and
treatment are: No loss oi tune. mo oetenuon
PoUon. - Uyini P'
J06 Bee Bldi. Omaha.
"P" indicate tr-e or precipiwwun.
h. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
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