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General Semenoff Inflicts Se
vere Losses on Enemy;
Czecho-Slovaks Hold Rail
' road; Move1 West.
By Associated Press.
i : London, July 20. General Semen'
S ' off, the anti-bolshevik leader In eastern
3 Siberia, savs a Tien Tsin dispatch
I dated Thursday, has inflictU a sharp
I blow with heavy losses in men,
. stores and ammunition. The cor
t rrvnondent does not SDCcifv his 00
1 . nonents. nor the date and place of
is the action.
Situation Transitonal.
I Vladivostok, Monday. July IS. -The
' present situation in Siberia may be
,; described as transitional from the
1 bolshevik regime to conditions not yet
I permitting an accurate diagnosis. The
i military situation is as follows:
t tli Trnsihrian railroad between
Samara and Irktusk. detachments OC
cupying Tcheliabinsk, Omsk, Novo
Nikolievsk. Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk.
The Caecho-Slovak national coun
cil at Vladivostok assumes that the
Czechs, co-operating with local bodies,
have overthrown the bolshevik! in the
aforesaid places, but details are not
available. It is presumed that the
Ctechs are moving toward Irkutsk,
as their rear, is secured, ..
, Join Red Guards, v
It is estimated that 50,000 war pris
oners are distributed throughout Si-
beria, of whom 35,000 have volun-
, tarilv ioined the red guards, or be
came engaged in German political
Of the 14,000 Czechs who reached
- Vladivostok, 12,000 are. engaged in
active military operations at, Kha-
. barovsk. The Czechs today occupied
Spasskaia after overcoming stubborn
The Czechs do not support the self-
. styled Siberian government and do not
take offers of assistance from anti-bolshevik
Denied Wife Soap,
4 Bathed in Cattle Tank,
' Divorce Bill Alleges
The most parsimonious man in Ne
braska has been found, according to
the divorce petition filed by Mrs. Mar
sraret Ericsen of near Mead, Neb.
Ericsen was so "close," according
t to his wife, that he objected to more
thar. two meals a day, he. forbade
Iter to use soap, and never went to
a church on Sundays because he worked
I , all day and he worked to midnight
.without taking time to ,come to
t meals.'' " VV;- ' , ; ' :,
I ; Whenever Mrs. Ericsen's mother
I or her other relatives came to visit
her, he kept careful account of all
I the meals and forced his wife to re
turn the visit and eat enough meals
S to balance the account, she says.
J On one occasion, Mrs. Ericsen's
1 petition recites, he took a bath in the
f watering tank tor the cattle in full
view, of the house and the woman
guests. , ' : !'.-...;''.:: ir
Ericsen owns 120 acres of land near
Mead, his wife alleges,' worth $24,000.
He owns $10,000 worth ? of horses,
cattle and farm eauioment. and has
$10,000 in three banks, ahe says. ;
ivirs. nricsen aamus mat me is
Italian Troops and Pack Train on Their
Way to Front with Supplies for Army
Babies of the Poor
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;J , (Coatiantf From Paie On.)
have adjourned .elections in England
I and France. This is no time for Hrm.
$ ocrats to be divided on' trifles and
personalities. Douglas county can
elect the United Statei senator. It
has one-seventh of the population of
I tne state and pays one-sixth of the
taxes jof Nebraska. Omaha in the
past 19 years has increased her oopu
j lation 100,000 and now has 225.000
f persons within her borders. The
J county has 167 votinsr orecincts and
I the city has been redistricted into 12
t big wards. The time has come when
a businesslike method of handling this
vote should be devised." A
To accomplish the feat of providing
f businesslike method the chair was
authorized to name a ommittee of
J five to work out a plan and submit
; it to the mass convention next Satur
iday.' - i v:vf :i :;
j Chairman Piatti named Arthur Mul
"Jen chairman of the committee with
i James Dahlman, 'Gene O'Sullivan,
i-eo nonman and tranlc Weaver as
) the other members. - The latter was
i the only "Jack" recoa-nized. ; v ;
i Congressman- Lobeck also present
.accidentally on purpose, responded
wun a speecn m which he said the
president wanted polities' adjourned,
but Nebraska to elect a democratic
senator ana members of congress.
Invited to speak, Frank Weaver
Csaid: "Soeakins for mvself and Athora
TI will say we have put all differences
',isiae ana win get oetiind the ticket
i nominated this fall and elect thm
Sail, from United States senator down."
2 It was recommended that John F.
Aioriany oe tne temporary chairman
of the mass convention. f.
: Before adjournment Arthur Mullen
called attention to the fact there hart
only been eight democratic filings for
legislative nominations. "Is there anv
jiic present wno would like to sacri-
Tce nimseit by tiling for the legisla
jture : We need five patriots," he
-called. There was comolete silence.
'No volunteer wanted to sacrifice him-
Belt, so . a committee was named to
' presort to conscription.
iB?!mans to Observe Cwv 1
'Of Freedom DoLpite Hun
, Washington, July 20.-r-Belg:an will
eieorate their 87th independence day
punaay, wora came to tne legation
&ere Saturday that the Belgian civi!
iiopulation, forbidding open ma ifesta
lions of patriotism, will celebrate in
Jheir hearts, while the army1 will ob
serve the day by- killing as many
fcoches as possible. . Brussels was
fned $10,000,000 by the Germans the
lat time a public celebration v. a?
300,000 MEN IN
Number of Trooos Oversees
Exceeds1,2O0,O0O, General
March Says; Initiative Is
Passing to Allies.
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 20. The high
water mark of the German offensive
in France has been reached. The init
iative is passing to tne amea anu
American armies. General March,
chief of staff, told the members of
the senate military committee. Later
he announced that American troop
shipments had now exceeded 1,200,000
men, insuring the man power to hold
the initiative on the western front, and
that 270.000 of these are engaged in
the battle now being waged.
The direct . objective of Uenerai
Foch's counter stroke, General March
told newsnaner men in his weekly con
ference, is the railway that feeds the
German forces in the Chateau Thierry
region,; Already, it has been attained,
for the French and American forces
are either astride the line at certain
points or have it under direct fire at
short range rendering it unusuable.
, Even as General March spoke, un
official reports flashed over the cables
indicated the German withdrawal from
the sector south of the Marne had be
gun under the threat of General Man.
gin's attacking army in the enemy's
rear. ' The withdrawal was foreseen
by General March when French and
American shells began raining on the
i - SIX Division in Battle.
The American chief of staff told with
with evident satisfaction of the fact
six American divisions are battling
with the French and for the first time
revealed their identity, On the ad
vancing lines between Soissons and
Chateau Thierry or on those that are
pressing the enemy along the Marne
front where there is reason to be
lieve he Germans may suffer serious
losses in men and material before they
reach safety are the first, second.
third and fourth regulars and the
twenty-sixth (New England) and the
twenty-eighth (Pennsylvania National
guard). Still another division of Amer-
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can is wun uenerai uouraua, tne
French leader, whip commands east of
Rheims where the enemy assault hit
against a stone wall defense.
Two regiments of American negro
troops also are known to be engaged.
One is east of Rheims, iwhere the
Americans held the right flank of the
whole front of attack when the Ger
mans assault began, ust as the Amer
icans at Chateau Thierry held firm on
the left flank. The other is with the
Great American Manner of Cooking
Tough Steaks it Near Extermination
A bas the frying pan I
Viva the fireless cooker I
War is not wholly a curse, it brings
some blessings, despite the fact that
they are disguised.
War conditions are responsible for
the decadence of the great American
frying pan, the instrument of diatetic
anarchy and the foundation of the na
tional ailment of dyspepsia.
The frying pan is becoming obsolete
for the reason it is no longer possible
cr advisable, for economic reasons,
for the Omaha housewife to rush
frantically to the tetephone 15 min
utes before dinner time and send an
S. O. S. order to the butcher to send
up a steak or chops right away, quick,
throw it into the frying pan, fry it
hard and fast and slap it in front of
the family, with all its indigestibihty,
for laborious mastication.
Steaks are steaks and Omaha
butchers say a remarkable evolution
in family dietetics has taken place
here since the war. Housewives are
now buying boiling beef, neck; plate
attacking forces on the Soissons-
Chateau Thierry line.
Each division has a fighting
strength of 27,000 men and each of
the two detached negro . regiments
strength of 3,600. The full strength of
each division with auxilary unit is
45,000 "men. -v . 5 -
Hint t English Drive. "
General March told newspaper men
that the maximum penetration along
the line was ten miles, while the av
erage depth of the advance was seven
miles. This is further than any advance
shown in French official reports and it
is possible that uenerai March s state
ments are based on information not as
yet made public in Paris.
General March may have hinted at
an Englsh drive against the Grmans
during his talk with th newspaper
men. He said that the British prefer
to wait until the present German
offensive is demonstrated a failure
and then turn upon the enemy."
Italian troops in the Adamello re
gion, to the north of Lake Garda, on
the Austro-Italian front have broken
out in a local action and taken two
strong points in the mountain region
This gain was made just south of
where the Italians attacked late in
May and broke the Austrian line.
Sues Over Boy' Death.
Abram Horwitz. administrator for
Imy Greenspun, newsboy kilted at
Fifteenth and Dodge streets May 23,
has filed suit against the M. A. Dis
brow company for $15,000 damages
tor the mother and sisters and brother
of Greenspun. Greenspun. a lad of
12, was ru over by a Disbrow truck,
it is charged.
and other "rough" pieces of beef and
other meats in place of the more ex
pensive porterhouse, sirloin and flank
steaks and roasts. They are prepar
ing these in fireless cookers, using
the European methods of making
them more tender, nutritious and pal
atable by the introduction of vegeta
ble juices and the essences ot savory
pot herbs.
Doctors join with the butchers in
rejoicing over this condition for the
reason the saner methods of cooking
and dieting is producing better nour
ished bodies, as well as making the
dollar go.farther in meeting the prob
lem of the high cost of living.
I he Omaha stomach ts not called
upon daily to perform the Herculean
task of rapidly assimilating a tough
steak or roast and there is less of
dyspepsia and chonic stomach
Frying pans are finding their wav
to the junk heap, via the; Salvation
Army and Red Cross salvage departments.
Little hands are stretched out to
Weak, helpless little forms demand
from you the help which you can give
without feeling any privation yourself.
This help, a dime, a dollar ot more,
may mean even life itself to some lit
tle under-nourished mite of humanity.
If we could send solicitors around,
you would all contribute. We can't do
this. You must show your own ini
tiative. DO IT YOURSELF.
Send or bring your contribution to
The Bee office now.
Know that the health and perhaps
the life of some little baby or babies
is credited to you. It is a most satis
fying feeling, a most delightful feel
ing. It alone is "worth the money"
and then the money helps these babies
There is no other way in which
they can be helped. This is the only
fund for this purpose in Omaha.
Send your contribution RIGHT
NOW before you forget. ,
Every cent of it will go to buy pure
milk or cooling ice for the poor little
ones who are in great need of these
Previously reported . $355.00
A friend, Osceola, Neb 5.00
Mrs. A. B. McCreight 1.00
Cash 1.00
Total 5362.00
British Make Gain
of Mile and Capture
Over 400 Prisoners
London, July 20. British troops
last night advanced their line on a
mile front south of the town of Hebu
terne, the war office announced today.
As the result of yesterday's oper
ations on the Flanders front the Brit
tish line was advanced along a
breadth of 4,000 yards in the Meteren
sector. Meteren and a group of build
ings southwest of the village, known
as Le Waton, are now held by the
British troops. The prisoners taken
aggregate 436.
Yankee Admirals Get War
Crosses From King George
London, July 20. King George has
approved the award of the grand cross
of the order of St. Michael and St.
George to Admiral Sims, commander
of the American naval forces and has
appointed Rear Admiral High Rod
n an an honorary knight commander
of the order of the bath, Rear Ad
miral Joseph Strauss an honorary
knight commander of the order of
St. Michael and St. George.
Jury Fails to Agree
New York! July 20. A jury in the
federal court here today reported its
inability to agree on verdict in the
trial of John J. O'Leary for alleged
obstruction of justice and was discharged.
(Continued From Pit One.)
Many held that an enemy torpedo
sank the warship, while as many sub
scribed to the theory that the ves
sel hit a mine. No reference to the
cause of the explosion which was
heard aboard the cruiser was con
tained in the account of the sinking
made public tonight . by Admiral Pal
mer. Engine Room Blown In.
The statement follower
"Fuller particulars received regard
ing the sinking of the U. S. S. San
Diego show the explosion took place
on the port side, just aft of the for
ward port engine room bulkhead. The
feed tank and circulating pump were
blown in, and the port engine
wrecked. Full speed ahead was rung
and the starboard engine operated
until it was stopped by water rising
in the engine room.
"Machinist's Mate Hawthorne was
at the throttle in the port engine
room and was blown four feet un
der the engine room deck. He got up,
closed the throttle on the engine,
which had already stopped, and then
escaped up the engine rctom ladder.
Lieutenant Millen, on watch in the
starboard engine room, closed the
watertight door to the engine room
and gave the necessary instructions
to the fire room to protect the
"The ship listed to port heavily
so the water entered the gun ports
on the gun decks. The vessel listed
eight degrees quickly, then hung for
seven minutes; then gradually listed,
the speed increasing until 35 degrees
was reached. At this time the port
quarter deck was three feet under
water. Then the ship rapidly turned
turtle and sank.
"Captain Christy went from the
bridge down two ladders to the boat
deck, slid down a line to the armored
belt, then dropped down four feet to
the dock keel, which at that time was
eight feet above water. From there
he jumped into the water. 'The ship
was about five minutes in . turning
over after she reached 35 degrees
No Sign of Torpedo.
"No wake of a torpedo was seen,
The first thing Captain Christy
noticed was, while standing on the
wheel house, eight feet above the for
ward bridge, he felt and heard a dull
explosion. He immediately sounded
submarine detense quarters as tne
general alarm.
"Everything went quietly and ac
cording to drill schedule. The cap
tain rang full speed ahead, and sent
officers to investigate the damage. At
the time he thought the ship would
not sink. Two motor sailors were
ordered rigged out, but not to be
lowered until further orders.
"At the submarine defense call, the
men went quietly to their stations
and manned the guns. They stood
bv the port euns until they were
awash, and by the starboard guns
until the list of the ship pointed
them up into the air.
"When it seemed obvious that the
vessel would capsize, the order was
given to abandon ship, except the
port side gun crew, which were to
remain at their stations as long as
the guns would bear. Boats were
Ordered lowered and two sail boats,
one dinghy, one wherry and one
punts were launched. The life rafts
were launched and the lumber pile
on deck was loosed and set adrift.
Fifty mess tables and 100 kapok mat
tresses were thrown overboard. Aban
don ship was completed as the ves
sel began to capsize.
Men ing and Cheer.
"Perfect order was preserved, the
men cheering. When on the rafts,
they sang 'Star Spangled Banner,
and 'My Country, Tis of Thee,
cheered for the captain, the executive
officer and the ship and cheered when
the United States ensign was hoisted
on the sail boat.
"Two dinghies, with six officers and
21 men pulled to shore, and arrived
safely at 1:20 p. m. The steamer
Maiden came into sight and picked
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up ou omccrs ana men. inc sicamci
Bossom reached the scene 20 minutes
later and picked up 708 officers and
men. ihe steamship s. r; jones
came up and took aboard 78 men.
These three steamers searched the
entire vicinity for survivors until 3
p. m. A fourth steamer came up
later, but so far as is known did not
pick up any survivors. These three
steamers took the survivors to New
York where they were taken on
board a, United States ship, on which
every provision had been made for
their reception. They were given food
and clothing. American Red Cross
representatives were on hand when
the men arrived and distributed 1,200
blankets, comfort kits, sweaters, 8 ox,
pajamas and watch caps. Army em
barkation officers assisted in every
way in transferring the men from the
Road Maintainer Being
Operated West cf Millard
A road maintainer, a type of blade
grader with special features, which is
manufactured at Havelock, Neb., is
being run over the road from Lin
coln to Millard, and another is headed
west from Lincoln to Hastings.
C. II.-Roper of Lincoln, president
of the Omaha-Lincoln-Denver Roid
association, telephoned this morning
that the maintainer, being towed by
truck, would reach Millard at about
1 o'clock. A party of Omaha road
boosters went from the Commercial
club at noon to meet the maintainer
at Millard. This consisted of Pres
ident W. B. Cheek of the Omaha
Auto club, J. E. George, County Sur
veyor Adams, L, A. Higgins, editor
of The Motorist, a representative of
the Rotary club, and others.
Banks Make Gams
New York, July 20. The actual
condition of clearing house banks and
trust companies for the week shows
that they hold $74,405,620 reserves in
excess of legal requirements. This
is an increase of $18,144,150 from last
Good and Bad Dentistry
Is found at most all prices, and it is not so much a question of price
as it is of skill, experience and honesty. '
As a business proposition we protect our dentistry with a reliable
guarantee an honest agreement to "make good" on any work that
isn't satisfactory; and you know any firm whose guarantee is of.
value, is going to try to make its work, "so good" that it won't require,
any protection
These low prices subject to an early advance:
Bit Silvar M I Bt 22-k Gold d A I HilMt BriJ.. A s
..V1 Crown........'?1 I Work, per tooth..
- RubW Plates, $8 and $10
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WqKEN M Y Dentists
1324 Farnara Street
Gfhe fashion Cenier Jor WomQt
First Aetimira hwninigs Tmww
The difficulties have, at
times, seemed unsuf mount
able, but we are happy to
tell that all have been suc
cessfully overcome. Thomp-son-Belden
standards will in
no way be lowered. The
same dependable merchan
dise this fall you have been
accustomed to for thirty-two
Quality is Economy
Beautiful white silk hose
with black clocks and the
reverse of black silk with
white clockings. Very effect
ive when worn wiih dainty
summery frocks, $2.50, $3.50
and $4.
Lovely lace hose in white and
black for $9.50 and $5.50.
Autumn's New
Footwear Styles
A good selection of
charming Fall Footwear
is awaiting your coming.
Fine shoes in brown,
light'gray. dark gray and
black kid are favored
above all others. These
are all lace models, of
unusual distinction.
Spats in colors, recent
arrivals you can't help
admiring. The newest
fashions for Fall $2 ,50-$ 5
The Initial Exhibit
Of Women's Apparel
For Autumn 1918
This announcement will be appreciated by
women who find it desirable to select new
styles thus early in the season. To every
woman the thoughts of seeing the latest
fashions will be undeniably interesting.
Suits, Dresses, Coats carefully chosen for
distinctiveness of style, excellence of work
manship and quality of materials.
Never was a new season accorded such an
opening of truly beautiful garments.
Early Fall Millinery
It's a distinct pleas
are to announce this
advance showing of
attractive hat fash
ions for Fall. A com
prehensive display
will be ready for your
viewing tomorrow.
A correct interpreta
tion of the newest
modes in the favored
colors of the coming
season, black, brown,
taupe and navy. .
$10, $12.50, $15 to $25
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