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YOUNG FOLKS LIKE THE BEE FOR THE CHILDREN'S STORIES, PICTURES AND PUZZLES 'The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER For Iowa and Nebraska Fair Wednesday and Thursday. Thermometer Reading t S . in., 1 p. m. .81 .85 .119 .90 .M .0 p. m., 1 p. m., . m. a. m., S p. m. t p. m. 4 p. in, B p. m. p. m. "The Start and Stripes Forever." VOL. 48 NO. 55. 0,h. k o. , a . OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21. mSl:,;Z:Z:V0 SS TWO CENTS. 16 it. m., 11 a. m. rn nn nn i uU o) Ml GENERAL FROM MORE THAN 8,000 PRISONERS TAKEN BY FRENCH 1 ADVANCE v ... , i OF 2! MILES ON Carlepont Captured and Poilus Only Two and One-Half Miles from Pontoise; Germans ' Fighting Hard Against Danger of Exposing NoVon Region to Ar tillery Attacks by Fur ' ther Retirement. By Associated Press. With the French Army in France, Aug. -20. The op eration oegun at v o ciock gin's troops between the Aisne and the Oise, southeast of Noyon and northwest of Soissons, looks this evening to be . a splendid success. General Mangin has taken from the Germans at Cuts and Mont De Choisy the last heights re maining south of the Oise in that region. The French forces fighting on a front of about 15V-. miles, advanced to an average depth of about two and one half miles and captured numerous villages More than 8,000 prisoners have been taken. ' ROADS UNDER SHELL FIRE. At Mont De Choisy the French troops are within two and one-half miles of the O'se at Pontoise, the direct road to which is now under lire of the French batteries. Carlepont,' to the southwest, is also in the hands of the French; tonight and from this place their guns command an other road to the Oise at Sempigny, directly south of Noyon. i South of Roye the town of Beuvraignes has been occupied by the French after bitter.fighting. ' - - ADVANCE STILL PROCEEDING. London, Aug. 20. According to latest information re ceived here, General Mangin's line now runs from La Queno- tierie, north of Bailly, to Champ De Merlier, to Petit Maupas, to Cuts, to Hill 160, to Vezaponin and to Valpriez farm, five , miles northwest of Soissons. The French have captured Vezaponin and are on the r plateau east of Tartiers. From that point the line is uncertain, but the French are nrocressinc towards f!melit. t The Germans are trtakinc is east of Le Mesnil. The advance is over most difficult ground but the attack is still proceeding. BRITISH' ADVANCE East ot Arras along the Scarpe river the British in sharp lighting have advanced their line slightly to the east of the village of Fampoux, wtiile farther north, astride the Lys river tne .tsritisn nave reached L Epinette'and north of Merville have captured the villages of Vierhoek and LaCouronhe, according to Field Marshal Haigs communication from headquarters to night. With the French Army in FranceS Aug. 20. General Mangin, with his right solidly on the heights north to k. A i tr : uic iiaiic aiuuiiu x uuicuuy, la sweep ing the Germans off the high ground south of the Oise, obliging them to retreat across the river or retire east ward. In either event the success of the movement will expose the region "about Noyon to artillery attacks from the south, the southeast and the southwest. z Germans Fighting Hard. The German are righting hard against this . danger, relying principal ly upon machine guns as in the . Thiescourt regjon, thus indicating tliat some of their artillery already is across or is on the way across the river Oise. The count of prison ers and an inventory of the booty taken still are incomplete. One corps in this operation had (jpunTed 1,500 prisoners up to noon, and had immense quantities of cap tured war materials of all sorts. . The artillery preparation, which was most violent, began yesterday morn ing and the enemy, anticipating an at tack, hastened to reinforce his lines, sending up two of his best divisions .vnicli were held in reserve. These d.visiohs arrived during the night in motor lorries An hour and a half after the order was giveq to. attack, infantrymen were past Audigncourt and Vassens and were followed immediately by batteries of three-inch guns. The first line 9i defense was then breaking. X Ravine Filled With Mustard Gas. The Germans on retiring filled the ravine with mustard gas. This, how ever, proved only a temporary trouble, the entire .ravine being turned in a short time and the French troops progressing toward Blerancourdelle, eight tniles southeast of Noyon. Farther to the right Tartieres, two and a haif miles southeast of Morsain, was entered at 9 o'clock and columns of prisoners began to appear upon -the plateau to the rear. The artillery reaction was very weak over this part of the 'front. ; French aviators, flying way down under the low lying clouds, kept the staff regularly 4 informed as to the progress of the attack and harassed the enemy with machine gun fire. No German fivers tried to interfere with (Continued on ! Two; Column One.) , tnis morning m- general Man stiff resistance of TTill 1fiO whirVi EAST OF ARRAS. American Navy Begins Campaign Against U-Boat Bases by Bombing Ost'end London, Aug. . 20. The Ameri can navy's air campaign against German submarine' bases in Flan ders began August 15 with the bombing of Ostend. While details are lacking, it is said the operations generally were successfully and that the Ameri cans are particularly good at night bombing. News has been received here that one of the American naval air stations in Italy was recently at tacked by a large force of enemy airplanes, which dropped more than a dozen heavy bombs, none of which did any damage. American air planes and anti-aircraft guns beat off the enemy machines. SERVICE FLAGS FOR ALL Nearly Every House Is Now Entitled to Fly a Service Flag The Bee has secured a limited supply of handsome paper service flags in correct colors, 11 by 18 inches, with from one to five service stars, to be pasted on the window pane. They are of the same quality and workmanship as the American flag which we distributed and they may be had at any of our offices by our readers at nominal price in exchange for attached coupon. Omaha Bee Service Flag Coupon Good for one service flag when presented with 3 cents at any of the following offices: i rt:i 7r MANGIN HEIGH 15-MILE FRONT TWO U-BOATS SUNK NEAR II. J OAST One Sent Down by British Tanker, Which Dodged Tor , pedd; Other Rammed by American Vessel. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 20. A 400 foot enemy submarine was sunk off the Atlantic coast by the gun crew of a British tanker, according to an of ficer of the tanker. The talc of tlx battle between the tanker and U-boat was told today by John Crosby, chief mate of the former, from his bed in a hospital where he is being treated for snock, Crosby is said to be in a serious condition. A .remarkable feature of the case is that he felt no ill effects during the engagement which took place last Friday, and was in good lieami until yesterday morning. 1 hen safely jn port, he collapsed. : "The second mate w.is on the bridge about 3 o'clock m' the after noon," Crosby said. "There was never a sign of any craft around, but he caught the Streak made by a torpedo coming toward the tanker. He yelled and the ship was thrown out of her course. 1 he torpedo mjssed by a few feet. Everyone was on deck by that time, but we saw. nothing of the U-boat. Dodges Torpedo. "What we did see was another tor pedo. We zig-zagged, dodging the missile just as prettily as could be. It went by us. Then the submarine came out of the water with her guns ready. She was all of 400 feet long and could make 17 knots an hour. Our boat was good for 11j knots, but we be can to go with the U-boat coming be hind. She opened up with Iter guns and the tight started. "I was acting as spotter for the gunner, calling the shells ,as they kicked up the water about the U boat. Our 26th shot took the sub marine right. It did not blow up with a bang. What it did was to swing around slowly and drift broadside on. We did not slow down, but made for port as 'swiftly -as we could travel. I am sure our shot destroyed the enemy craft. ' Steamer Rams Sub. Washington, Aug. 20. The Navy department announced today that the captain of an American steamer had reported that his vessel rammed and probably sank a submarine about 9:30 p. in., on August 17, near Winter Quarter shoal, off the northern Vir ginia coast.v The captain stated the submarine was struck on its port bow, bringing it along side. The submarine crew hailed in strong German accents, saying they were friends, the captain said, but he replied they were no friends of his. He kept "on his course-, he said. The steamer is now in port with a badly damaged bow and a quantity of water in its hold. The captain thinks he sank the submarine. omh Offlo. Ht Bid. Atom Offlct. 4110 N. 14U . Uki Offlct. Z51S M. Uttf 8t Wilnot Offle. 819 N. 40th tit rirk Offlot. KM Lm,. I worth 8t vintnn Ofllo lttn tad Vintnn 8tl Heuth 6ld Offlc 2318 , V. St i'ooti-II Bluff Oflle. 14 ' V. Main ft. Rmaon Offrw. Military Hre. and Main St. tf to bt tent by . mail enclose I ccnta to ineude wrapping and poitagc TS SOUTH OF SLOAN AND NORMS IN TIGHT CONTEST; JEFFERIS GETS NOMINATION FOR CONGRESS; CLARK, SH0TWELL, SHRIVER ARE WINNERS n i. - f- m r n neiums rrum ci rrecmcis in Nebraska Favor Republi can Congressman; More head and Neville Lead. BULLETIN. 450 precincts throughout the state out of 1848 give Senator Norris 7,165 votes to Congressman Sloan's 6,848. Returns at 3 a. m. from 213 of the 1848 precincts in the state showed Congressman Sloan maintaining the lead for the republican nomination for United States senator over Sen ator Norris, in the Nebraska primaries. Sloan had 3.250 and Norris 3,079. Sloan was leading Norris in Douglas coun ty by 148 out of 1,434 votes cast. The city vote throughout the state came strongly for Sloan from the start, but as re turns v from country districts came in, Norris showed a ten dency iiL-creep up. . Figures at midnight gave Ross Hammond 2.755 votes in 2-13 precincts. Madgett had 659 votes and Mercer 766 on the republican ticket.. Returns of the vote for S. R. ,Mc Kelvie, republican candidate for the nomination for governor, and of his opponent, Walter Johnson of Omaha, were not received, but there is no doubt of the overwhelming: victory of McKelvie. On the democratic side. Governor Neville was leadinjr Charles Brvan for the democratic nomination for gover nor by approximately 2 to . 114 nre- cincts outside of Douglas county gave Governor Neville 4.330 to Brvan's 2.265. Douglas countv cave Ntville 1,458 and Bryan 435. Morehead trims Metcalfe. uespite K. L. Metcalfe s strenuous campaign on a platform of Ameri canism, at midnight he was trailing .x-tiovernor Morehead, 2 to 1; 142 precincts outside of Douglas county gave Morencaa to Metcalfe s 1,745. Douglas countv fieures were More- head, 1,078: Metcalf. 470. Attornev- General Reed was down in the race for the senatorial nomination, beinc bad fourth with 1.060 votes for the 219 precincts tabulated. F.Horar Howard was third in the race with 1,268 votes. Price received harelv above one vote a precinct. Returns at midnight gave him 284 votes from -18 precincts. Neville Beats Bryan. The same ratios on the demorratir side were maintained in Lancaster county, according to returns i 12 o'clock. Governor Neville carried Lin coln by 2 to 1 over Bryan. Bryan lost even his own precinct, Precinct A, Ward 5, by a vote of 19 to 24. Ross Hammond was leading in the race in Lincoln for the republican nomina tion for senator with 234 votes, com pared with 126 for Norris and 25 for Sloan. Hammond carried his home town of Fremont by 266 to 206 for Sloan and 70 for Norris. Congressional Tickets. The probable nominees on the re publican congressional ticket are as toilows: First District C. F. Reavis, in cumbent, no opposition. Second District A. W. Jefferis. Third District R. E. Evans, no op position. Fourth District Adam McMullen. or C. H. Denny. Fifth District William E. An drews. Sixth District Moses P. Kinkaid, incumbent, no opposition. The democrats leading in the con gressional race follow: First District S. P. Cresap. Second District C. O. Lobeck, in cumbent. Third District Dan V. Stephens, incumbent, no opposition. Fourth District W. H. Smith, or (j. jsreisinger. Fifth District A. C. Shallenberger. incumbent. Sixth District Charles W. Pool. ( Are You Reading Oh, Money! Money! By ELEANOR H. PORTER. Author of "Pollyanna" and "Just David." Today's Installment on Page 6 DRIVES H "?) Douglas County Returns One hundred and sixty-two county give: U. S. SenatorRepublican. Sloan 2,000 Hammond 1,893 Norris 1,792 Mercer .... 1 1,316 Madgett 408 Governor Democrat. Neville 3,945 Bryan .....1,158 Nonpartisan Ticket precincts In Douglas county on the nonpartisan ticket give: Thirty-six SUPREME JUDGE. Chester H. Aldrich 1,182 Charles B. Letton 949 Grant G. Martin 1,002 William B. Rose 1,126 Ernest B. Perry 702 George F. Corcoran 671 STATE SUPERINTENDENT. Owen P. Stewart 386 W. H. Clemmons 561 Charles M. Sutherland 597 G. W. Whitehorn 342 STATE UNIVERSITY REGENTS. Harvey L. Sams 436 M. A. Carriker '289 Frank W. Judson U03 jBhn R. Webster 1.243 Isaiah D. Evans 461 COUNTY JUDGE. Bryce Crawford '(Unopposed I Mississippi Returns Indicate Defeat of U. S. Sen. Vardaman Jackson, Miss., Aug. 20. Returns from the central and southern por tions of the state showed Represen tative B, P. Harrison running far ahead of Senator James N. Vardaman j in the democratic primary. F. F. i fwoel, a former governor, was third. Cardaman lost his home city, Jack son, and was beaten in his ward, 121 to 28. Warren county, in which Vicks burg is situated, gave Harrison 1,238, Vardaman 104. Politician's expressed the belief that President Wilson's letter stating that he "could but regard Vardaman's elec tion as a condemnation of my admin istration by the people of Mississippi" had a strong bearing on the vote. Carey Choice of Wyoming Republicans for Governor Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 20. Returns from today's primary election in Wyoming were slow in coming in, but indications from the meager re ports received tonight were that Robert D. Carey had been nominated for governor on the republican ticket. On the democratic ticket, William B. Ross, who was stronelv sunoorted by prohibition advocates, was leading . frank u ttoux, incumbent, in the race for the nomination for governo. The race for the democratic nomi nation for United Sta'tes senator ap peared close. The supporters of John B. Osborne claimed his nomination over James W. Fisher and W. W. Sproul. Senator Francis E. Warren and Congressman Frank W. Mondell had no opposition on the republican ticket. Son of Former President Grant Grantee Divorce Reno, Aug. 20. Jesse R. Grant, son of General Grant, former president, was granted a divorce from his wife yesterday at Tonopajj on grounds. of desertion. She lives in San Diego. She did not contest the suil this time. aunougn nve years ago she had a de cree at Goldfield set aside! Son of Senator La Follette To Receive Shoulderstraps Chicago, Aug. 20. Philip LaFol lette, son of United States Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin, is among the 200 out of 2.300 students at the Fort Sheridan officers training cimo rwho have been recommended for a commission. Visit Italian Front. Rome, Aug.. 20. The American congressional naval committee, head ed by Representative Lemuel P. Padgett of Tennessee, today visited the Austro-Italian battle front. King Victor Emmanuel received the mem bers of the committee. After visiting the Venetian battle lines the Amer icans will start for Paris Wednesday, j precincts of 168 in Douglas t , U. S. SenatorDemocrat Morehead ... ...2,890 Metcalfe ....1.132 Howard 450 Reed 431 Price . 128 Congressman First District. Jefferis ".'."".. . .4,842 Dodge ........ 2.160 OMAHA MUNICIPAL JUDGE. George Holmes 965 Arthur E. Baldwin 930 C. W. Peasinger 453 C. T. Self 264 Fred B. Cherniss 345 Perry Wheeler 781 Robert W. Patrick 681 William E. Lovely 510 Julius S. Cooley 552 COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. J. E. Gibney 263 Mabel Johnson, ................. 720 Mary G. Keenan 449 M. ASamt 3$ WAittJK UUAKU. W. J. Coad 495 L. B. Johnson ................. 352 FredD. Wead 69J C. G. Carlberg ..: 641 Winner of Republican Race for Nomination Si A. W. JEFFERIS. Omaha Lumber & Coal Company Yards Bums . With Half Million Loss The lumber and coal yards of the Omaha Lumber & Coal company at Fortieth and Lake streets burned to the ground at 1 o'clock this morning with a loss of $500,000. The officers of the company are President, J. C. Wharton; secretary. G. A. Wharton. Illinois River Disaster Due To Negligence and Incapacity Washington, Aug. 20. The licenses of Herman F. Mehl and George T. Williams, master and pilot, respect ively, of the steamer Columbia, which sank in the Illinois river near Peoria in July with the loss of nearly 100 lives, have been revoked, the steam boat inspection service announced to day. Mehl is charged with inatten tion to duty and incapacity, and Wil liams of unskillfulness and negligence. Allied- Squadrons Attack Hun Airdromes and Grounds " London, Aug. 19. -The official state ment of the air ministry on bombing and raiding activities, issued tonight, says: "On the night ot August 18-1V our squadrons attacked hostile airdromes and lauding grounds. Various ground targets were also attacked with ma chine gun fire. One of our machines has failed to return." Print Paper Stocks Low. Montreal, Aug. 20. Stocks of news print paper on hand at the mills in the United States August 10. were the lowest on record, according to the report of R. S. Kellogg, secretary of the news print service bureau of New York at its quarterly meeting here to day, i I (Sv v IU1X OISE Smith-Howell-Oodgfl Combtoa Goes Up Against Knock out in Effort to Rule Douglas. , The Smith-Howell-D o d g e machine was badly wrecked in the county primary yesterday, with Jefferis leading off with a total of 4,842 irr 162 out of 168 precincts, as against 2,160 for Dodge, a majority of more than two to one. , . Jefferis ran like wildfire, carrying every precinct except one. Even in the Fifteenth precinct of the Ninth ward, where the primary election, was held in Dodge's garage, Jefferjs received 38 votes to an unlucky 13 for Dodge. Clark, Shotwell. Shriver. The machine candidate! for sheriff. county attorney and treasurer, as well as others, were defeated. Unofficial returns,- from 132 pre cincts gave Shriver 2,158, Granaen 1,873 and Beisel 1,463 in the treasurer . rate. j -V i'., i r f In 100 precincts Shotwell -was lead- county, attotueyship nomination, with Boucher; the -machine candidate, fifth or sixth 'in the list. - By the same token of unofficial re turns Sheriff Clark leads Hollister, who was put in by the machine at .t. -i .. . i. i H 1. 1 ... r WIC' eicvruui iiuui uu iiuug. u.i , Sloan Carries Douglas. Sloan has a safe lead over- Ham mond and Norris in this county. Unofficial count of 75 precincts show Holfeldt and Pickett running closely together for the democratic nomination for sheriff, these totals being 758 to 754. , . In the democratic county attorney race O'Hara leads Abbott by 100 votes in 60 precincts. i Carlberg and Wead are in a close contest for the water board republi can nomination. For County Commissioner. . The first county eommlssionership republican contest shows these figures from 28 of the 34 precincts in this district: McDonald. 491; Dunn,s477; " Rogers, 324; Wiig, 309. ., Albert W. Jefferis, successful repub-.. lican congressional candidate,: was. pleased when he scanned the early re turns. '":' . "I ca only thank my friend for what they have done for me,M.was all the comment he would coffer. The total, vote of Douglas eounty was light, estimated by election com missioner Morehead at 13,500. ' When Bob Smith, Dodge's cam paign .manager, was told a week ago that Jefferis would win, he replied "You don't know the forces.that are working for Dodge." , The vote was exceptioally light.n I the First of the Fourth 31 votes were cast. This board were the first to bring in official returns, appearing at the election coissmiontr's office at 8:30 p. m., half an hour after the, close of the voting. - - The First bf the Fifth, at'Fifth and William streets, only 28 votes were -recorded. In the Ninth of the Tenth, at Dundee school, 140 votes were cast. , ' tr A voter in the Ninth of the First ? wrote in the name of Jerry Howard for the water board. Jerry insists that he was nominated on the democatic -legislative ticket. ' ' . ' Serious Wool Shortage :is ' Threatened in United States San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 20. The army," navy and Red Cross require' 900,000,000 pounds of wool and the: country's production this year will be. 280,000,'000 pounds, consequently.no wool will go into clothing for civil ians this year, said Lewis PenwelV United States wool administrator, whf arrived here today from Oregon. Penwell addressed a gathering of . wool men and declared that owing to the demand of ships for war purposes, no tonnage could be spared to bring to this country wool for civilians, clothing. , i Remains More Than Four 'Years in Ignorance of War". Montreal. Aug. 20. Reaching; civil ization after an absence of five, yean among the Eskimos in Grant land, in the Arctic circle Frederick Smithert " has just learned that there is i wat. going on. bmithern is a fur trader. He is passing, through Montreal to. day en route for his home in New York. He said he would enlist theit in the United States armyr- .