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BID FOR PEACE
IN NEW FEELER
Latest Overtures by Way of
Spain Regarded Alsc as At
- tempt to Quell Socialist
, ; Unrest ig Prussia.
Amsterdam, July 24. Germany has
wade suggestions for a peace confer
ence to the Spanish government, says
the socialist Vorwaerts of Berlin.-
The suggestions ire:
' First Germany wants no annexa
tions or' indemnities in the west
Second The peace treaties with
' Russia and Ronmania may not be
Third The principle of self-deter-;
mination of peoples has not been dis
cussed,1 but may be settled at the
peace conference, where the fate of
Belgium also is to be settled.. .
Fourth The Balkan question is to
be settled around the conference
.: table. - .: '
Fifth The freedom of the seas, the
dismantling of Gibraltar and the
Sue ; canal i and the right for Ger
many to use coaling stations.
Sixth The colonial question is to
be settled on the basis of status quo.
The-Vorwaerts considers this a
very reasonable peace program.
-v Attempt to Quidt Socialists.
Washington, July 24. In the peace
suggestions which the Berjlin Vor
waerts declares the German govern
ment is jbout to offer through ', the
Spanish government, officials here de
tect the '.German design to leave to
a round taoie conterence tne actual
dehnruoit of peace terms.
President Wilson's definition ef the
terms upon which America is willing
to discuss peace has been accepted by
all of the great entente powers as
representative of their own desires.
Officials here, therefore, view this re
ported new attempt at peace negotia
tions as another appeal to tne pacifist
elements in the entente and also-as
intended to quiet the uneasy social
ise elements within the central pow
ers. . . ; . . '
Three Candidates Enter
N. Y. Democratic Primary
Saratoga Springs, July, 24. Subse
quent to recommending a full state
ticket headed by Alfred E. Smith of
New ! York,, democrats in state in
formal convention today paved the
way tor party ... narmony alter tne
primaries. As a result of the recom
mendation thev faced a three-cornered
primary fight, unless one or both of
the announced independent demo
cratic . candidates William Church
Osborn and William Randolph Hearst
withdraws his candidacy.
The movement looking to harmony
was led by former Judge Samuel Sea
bury, who pressed to unanimous pas
sage his motion that if Mr. Smith was
successful in the primaries it would
be the sense of the convention that
the New Yorker receive the united
support ;f the party , in the election
M I ,11 -
nun is iu micnu oiaic
1 Convention at Lincoln
' Washington, July 24. (Special Tel
egramsSenator Geo. W. Norrii an
nounced today that he would leave
for' -Lincoln Saturday to attend the
republican state convention to be held
in the Nebraska capital next Tuesday.
Senator Norris. in speaking of the en
trance of D. Hv Mercer in the sena
torial campaign, asked:
Mercer is still in Washington look
ing after the interests of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce, but, hopes to
leave for Nebraska shortly. i ;
, r The Weather
' .ComprtlT Record.
ins. 1ST. JSJS. Ml.
Highe.t yeeterday .,, fl to T 7 7
Lowest ye.trly.,.. a ft
Mean temperature .. tt ; tt 14 14
Precipitation . to .90 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation fleperture.
Normal temperature ...TT
Exeeet for th. day ,os
Total excem alne March 1, ISIS..... 161
normal precipitation .......... .14 Inch
Deficiency forth day ........ .14 Inch
Precipitation lino March 1, 1118 I.IOtnohe
Deficiency sine March 1, IBIS l.0 Inch
Deficiency tor cor. period 11T, l.T tnchei
Deficiency for eor. period Itlt.-T.6 lnohei
-: Meporte rrora Station at 1 P. M.
Btatlcma and State Tern. Hlfh- Rain-
or waainer. Tp.ra.
Cheyenne, rain ........ (0
. Davenport, clear , 14
Denver, rain .......,..
Mea Wolnca, part cldy., 13
Dodge city, clear .... IS
Tender, cloudy TO
North Platte, clear . . 4
Omaha, clear ......... fl
Pueblo, part cloudy..., (4 .
Rapid City, cloudy .... S
Salt Ika City. dear.
Santa, r, cloudy ...... SO
.Hherldan, cloudy (4
Klooi city, part cloudy OS
Valentin, clear TO
"T" Indicate trace of Breelnttatlnn
H. V. Roblca, Temporarily In Chare.
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MADE to ORDER
Between aeaaona the Nicoll Plan is to keep a large or-
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JAWS OF TRAP ARE
CLOSING UPON FOE
(Contlnne From Fai On.)
Chateau Thierry little more than
week ago was accompanied by the
fire- of big naval guns, shells from
which fell 10 and 15 rmies behind the
The bitterness of the battle around
Chateau-Thierry and along that por
tion of the north banfc ct tne warne
where the enemv still retains a toot
ina probably is largely due to his
Hetermination to stave off Franco
American attacks from the south at
least until the big weapons haye been
dragged back to safety. The Amer
ican advance reported today through
Chatelet forest and to the northeast
of Epieds is beginning to menace se
riously enemy positions further east
ward on the Marne which are cover
ing his withdrawal within the salient
Half Million Men in Salient,
It has been estimated that the Ger
jnans now have as many as half a
million men in the limited salient
they still hold. About 40 divisions
are understood to have been identi
fied there. The irregularly shaped
nocket ii about 30 miles broad at its
base, between Soissons and "Rheims,
while its greatest depth around 20
Should the final rail connection
northward come under direct .gun
fire, it is regarded as possible a veri
table rout would result as the massed
forces of the enemy could not all be
gotten away. 1 ,
Appraised at its lowest probable
value, officers say, the counter stroke
already has drawn in the . enemy's
most vital necessity, his reserves.
Hjs whole plan of campaign has been
overturned in less than a week and
it is regarded as more than probable
that the initiative seized by, General
Foch will remian in his hands per
manently, to be amplified into , blows
at other parts of the line.
1 Six New Divisions. '
The chief of staff announced that
he had ordered six new infantry di
visions organized in this country dur
ing July, stationed respectively at
Camps Devens, Mass.; Mead, Md.;
Sheridan, Ala.; Custer, Mich.; Fun
ston, Kan., and Lewis, Wash.
Two regular infantry regiments will
form the nucleus or each new di
vision. Home guards have replaced
regulars at interior guard posts for
this purpose and the regulars are now
(noving to the camps designated,
General March said. Aside from the
two infantry regiments of regulars,
the divisions will be composed of na
tional army troops.
The chief of staff said the Ameri
can divisions he mentioned last Sat
urday as involved in the fighting were
still constantly engaged. He added
no additional American units to those
already known to be on the line in
Exploding Gas Bag Sets Fire
To Naval Air Station Hangar
Norfolk. Va., July 24, The main
hangar and a dirigible balloon were
destroyed and more than a dozen air
planes and several buildings were
damaged by hre today at the naval air
station here. Buckling of one of the
main braces of the gas bag of the
dirigible as it was attempting a land
inn caused the balloon to become un
manageable and . Settle on the . roof
of the main hangar.. While attendants
were preparing to remove the balloon '
the gas bag exploded, setting fire to
the hangar. The flames spread to
other buildings before brought under
control. The damage is estimated at
less than $50,000.
Self-Denial of America
Is Astounding to British
London, July 24. In . commenting
upon the review of the food situation
given by Herbert C Hoover, Ameri
can food administrator, the Manches
ter Guardian calls- attention to the
"astonishing response of the American
people to the appeal that they should
economize to help feed us."
"Next to raising their armies," the
paper adds, "this is the most memor
able of all proofs of intense earnest
ness of the American people " .
Prize Iowa Baby Dies of
t Webster Ctty, la., July 24. (Spe
cial) The 23-months-old baby daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Kaufmann
of Stanhope, just south of this city,
died today. . She was Iowa's sweep
stakes prize baby, having won that
award among all the babies entered
last year at the state fair. '
Kansas Wheat Crop May
Total 1 02,000,000 Bushels
Topeka, Kan., July 24. The 1918
wheat crop in Kansas orobablv will
I total 1UAUUU.UUU bushels, accord no- to
a statement mane public today by the
Kansas state Board of Agriculture. ,
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promote! appetite and prevent dUtrti.
Buy a bottle. Advertisement. ,
try having an Extra
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It means double
wear for the suit. ,
The Bee' 8 Fund For
Free Milk and Ice
Nine-year-old Helen Merritt, 3236
Harney street, writes: "I'saYed this
dollar myself and am glad to give it
for such a good cause." A subscrib
er writes: "May your good work mul
Nearly everybody ' sees the great
good which this fund does for the
helpless little ones who have no
other source of help.
' Every case is carefully investigated
by the city nurses without any ex
pense to the fund , whatever. You
can rest assured that every last cent
that you give to this fund actually
goes to buy pure milk and cooling ice
for' the suffering babies and little
children of the very poor.
Have you done your bit for these
poor little things?
Send or bring , any sum from 10
cents to JS to The Bee office as your
share in this work. Will you?
Previously reported $371.00
Helen . Merritt 1.00
E. Vake 2.00
Maud and Evelyn Wilder, Ly
ons, Neb 1.00
A-Subscriber, St. Edward, Neb 1.00
U. S. Plans in Siberia
Stir Japanese; Joint
. Action Is Forecast
'; By Associated Press.
Tokio, Friday, July 19. America's
proposal relative to the Siberian sit
uation has precipitated a controversy
between the military groups and po
litical parties, while it is strongly sup
ported by the business interests. Army
Influence; which is particularly re
flected m cabinet circles, urges inter
vention, but the Seiyukai and the
Keneseikai parties are exercising an
unexpected opposing .influence.
Leaders like Hara. Makino, Taka
hashi and Kato have readily fought
for joint action with America, believ
ing that the future interests of the em
pire compel complete co-operation
with America. v
It is understood that a compromise
will be effected by which the Amer
ican proposal for a joint expedition
will be accepted. Public statements
as to the purposes of this expedition
Orenburg is Abandoned
by Russ Soviet Troops
Amsterdam, July 24. Soviet troops
have definitely abandoned Orenburg,
capital of the Russian province of the
same name. A new government has
been formed under the leadership of
General Detoff. A hunger revolution
has broken out in the cities of Jaro
slav, Rybinsk, Ljubin and Unglitch,
according to Moscow papers received
".j Sfin l Observers
- ( ! Seldom
Paradoxical as it may sound, the man who sees every
thing that goes on around him, is looking a long ways
Observation is the first sign of budding intelligence
in the baby, and might properly be termed a sixth sense.
Italy observed suspicious actions on the part of Ger
many, and. warned England not to disperse her magnifi
cent fleet then on review an act which prevented the
complete triumph of Germany. ;, ...
American statesmen have, for many years, told us
we needed a merchant marine second to none, and we
heeded not and because we could not see AHEAD, as
did thqse close observers of that trend-of human events,
we are a year behind in our war preparations. . ;
The merchant who carefully observes the habits, ac
tions and abilities of his clerks, soon outstrips his rivals.
The clerk who observes the little leaks and incon
veniences and suggests a plan to remedy them, is looking
beyond the weekly pay day and heading for promotion.
Observation spelled Opportunity for me.
;:l ? Through association with a score or more of Dentists
, (experienced dentists and young dentists of various abil
ities, in large cities and small modern offices and obso
lete offices) I observed that there were several COMMON,
FAULTS, among which were UNNECESSARY PAIN
WASTE OF TIME, WASTE OF MATERIAL, LACK OF
SANITARY PRECAUTIONS AND FREQUENTLY EX
CESSIVE CHARGES. '.-;V. -W'i
' That gave me the idea of establishing Dental Offices,
where these faults were overcomewhere FirstClass
Dentistry by Specialists would cost no more and often cost '
less than the same class of work would cost in the aver
age Dental Office. t.s .: v'.y-'-
.An office where extractions could be' made painless'
without the use of dangerous gases and at the same
time be within the reach of everyone.
y An office where BUSINESS SYSTEM would PRE-'-WENT
waste of material and time where patients paid
only for the TIME AND MATERIAL ACTUALLY USED.
I looked a long way into the future and today my"
"dream has come true."
is Withers Dental Co.
423-425 Securities Bid., 16th and Farnam Sta.
:t OMAHA, NEB. 1 y ,
- Office Hoars: 8:30 Av to 8 P, M. -Sunday:
9 A. M. to 1 P. M.
OMAHA, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1918.
EPIEDS PASSED BY
AMERICANS IN DRIVE
; (Continued From Fa On.)
of Chateau Thierry the allied forces
used mounted patrols at two places
in maintaining - contact with their
army in the rear.
It is known now that General von
Boehm, the German commander on
this front, has managed to move a
large part of his guns and stores.
Aviators Play Important Role. .
" Qwlnar to the fact that the day was
bright and there was little wind, avia
tors played an important role in tne
American aviators in combats north
of the Marne on Wednesday downed
five German machines. The Ameri
cans suffered no losses. Their first
fight was with a German squadron
of 12 planes, the battle-lasting nearly
two hours. Four German planes were
downed. Later the Americans shot
down another enemy plane. .
. The newspaper correspondents to
day witnessed an aerial engagement
on the Chateau Thierry front in wtiich
the enemy was driven orr. An enemy
aviator appeared over two observa
tion balloons. The anti-aircraft gun
ners saw him dropping to secure the
range, and let loose scores of shrap
nel shells about him. In less than
three minutes two French planes went
to the rescue of the balloons, but the
German declined to figlit. Nose diving
directly through a rain of shells, he
righted himself and flew away before
the anti-aircraft guns could swing
upon him or the slower-flying planes
could get at him.
Railroad Useless to Huns.
Extremely hard fighting has been
going on along the line south of Sois
sons, where the Germans are concen
trating in full strength in order to
prevent the further imperilling of
their lines, over which supplies must
reach them. But the allies have made
gains. , .
The main railroad is now useless
so far as the Germans are concerned,
while the heavy guns of the alliea
are reaching many of the wagon
roads which the enemy has fought
so hard to retain.
The Germans can obtain limited
supplies, but it is believed these will
not be sufficient to warrant keeping
the big army in the salient, v
Oh the French Front in France,
July 24. The fighting today was ex
tremely heavy southward ot the
Ourcq, where the Americans took
Epieds, which they lost yesterday,
and advanced, together with the
French at least three kilometers,
threatening Fere-En-Tardenois, which
is under constant bombardment.
Around about Armentieres the Ger
mans had massed hundreds of ma
chine guns which caused some trou
ble, but could not stay the advanca
of the allied troops. The Tournelles
wood was reached, Brecy fell and
the Franco-Americans obtained a
footing in the Lefre wood.
Southwest of Rheims the British
Your Future Is Re
vealed in Today's
Constantine Would - ,
Use American Money
To Recover Throne
Paris, July 24.Prince Christo
pher brother of former King Con
stantine of Greece, is reported fo be
about to.4narry a very rich Ameri
can woman who is now in Switzer
land, according , to a Geneva dis
patch to the Temps. The dis
patch saya that the former king,
who is now financially embarrassed,
counts upon this marriage to obtain
means for financing a campaign for
the restoration of his throne. The
Temps correspondent says that
Constantine is, therefore, working
earnestly to bring the .marriage
about and that his brother-in-law,
the German emperor, supports the
and French have been fighting the
Germans incessantly for five days.
The Germans are trying to protect
the pivot on which their armies are
retreating northward. But they have
not stopped the allies. In the last
two days 'hundreds of prisoners from
enemy shock divisions have been
taken, while several German points
established in the small woods have
succumbed to allied attacks.
Former German and Austrian
Consul at Boston Arrested
Boston, July 24. Oswald Kun
hardt, formerly German and Austrian
consul in this city, was arrested to
day as an alien enemy at his home in
Maqchester and immediately brought
here. Federal officers refused to con
firm or deny a report that the arrest
was connected with submarine activ
ity off the coast.
Up to the time this country entered
the war Kunhardt was a member of
the Tennis and Racquet club, one of
the most exclusive organizations of
Back Bay society. He represented the
Berlin aniline works, which con
trolled a large part of the business in
Germany dyes in this country.
as to Siberia Completed
Washington. Tulv 24. President
Wilson has completed his pronounce
ment as to the plans of the United
States for participation in the ex
pedition to give military aid to Rus
sia and it will be made public as soon
as Japan's reply to the American pro
posals nas been received.
LOOTED BY SOLDIERS
(Continued From Pare One.)
never be done to diminish the amount
which they have to supply to the
army in the field.
"Rapid and complete seizure and
economic use of provisions may prove
Fresh Beef Travels
on a Rapid Schedule
Fresh beef for domestic markets goes
from stockyards to retail stores within
a period of about two weeks. Although
chilled, this meat is not frozen; hence it
cannot be stored for a rise in price.
A steer is dressed usually within
twenty-four hours after purchase by
the packer. The beef is held in a cooler
at the packing house, at a temperature a
little above freezing, for about three clays.
It is then loaded into a refrigerator
car, where a similar temperature is
maintained, and is in transit to market
on an average of about six days.
Upon arrival at the branch distrib
uting house, it is unloaded into a "cooler,
and placed on sale. . '
Swift & Company requires all beef to
be sold during the week of arrival, and
the average of sales is within , five days.
Any delay " along the above journey
means deterioration in the. meat and
loss to the packer. , -
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
of capital importance for the contin
uation of the operations."
The pillaging in the back areas, of
which von Boehm complains, appears
to have become widespread. Recent
orders issued by the commanders of
the 18th and 2d armies, opposite
the British, have revealed excesses
which seem almost incredible, con
sidering that the German military
machine has been notorious for its
iron discipline. Trains have been held
up and the guards killed and provi
sions carried away by gangs of des
perate soldiers intent upon satisfying
their hunger, even if they are shot
As a rule the troops in the front
line are 'well fed, and prisoners re
cently taken corroborate this, but in
order to supply them with adequate
provisions the rations of the divisions
resting or training in the back areas
are cut down to a minimum and the
amount doled out to each may today
I THOMPSGN,BELlEN k-CQ
QAe fashton Center Jor Womarr
Finer Grades of Wash Goods
Qo at Decided Reductions
Many will buy now and
lay aside a few patterns
for future use, as these
prices canhardly be ex
pected later on.
All novelty voiles, beautiful
lieht summer fabrics (86 and
40-inch) sold this season up
to $1.50 a yard. ' Thursday.
98c a yard.
Worth-Whilc Apparel Values
Tub Skirts : The favorite of summer wardrobes. . These
are correctly tailored, of fine materials and are all from
our regular stock. No reservations. All skirts are in
Dreses Half Price: Our entire stock of well chosen dresses
goes at this exceptional reduction. You'll enjoy attending a
sale of this character. Thursday One-Half Price. '
All Sales Are Final.
is not sufficient to satisfy his normal
needs. ; '. ; - .. - ' .
. All the orders issued on the de
cadence of discipline have been
couched in curiously mild language,
being in effect more of an appeal than
a threat, as though the higher com
mand realized that the men were in
a dangerous mood and disinclined to
submit to severe punishment
While too high hopes must not be
based on these reports of insubordi
nation, it remains a fact that the dis
cipline of the German army at least
on the western front is in a bad way
and the present defeat on the Marne
does not seem likely to improve it
Mooney to Pray Appeal.
San Francisco, Cal.,' July 24.
Thomas J. Mooney is to petition the
ctat ctinrrme court for a rehearins
of its decision last Monday sustaining
a superior court oraer oenying mm a
$1 quality, 79c a yard.
85c Qualities. 69c a yard.
50c & 65c qualities, 39c s yard.
Fine cotton srabardine skirtings,
excellent aualities, selline reg
ularly for 85c and SI. Thurs
day. 69c a yard. . - ,
Silk soecial White pongees. $2
quality, $1.69; $2.50 quality.
$10.50 Skirts. $6.60
$7.50 Skirts, $5.00
$5.00 Skirts. $3.95
M Karbach Block f . T '
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