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O f WAR WITH U. S.
Vice Consul Imbrie Lowers Stars and Stripes Over Con
sulate at Petrograd and Places Affairs of This Coun
try in Charge of Norway; News Reaches
Washington in Belated Telegram.
Washington, Aug. 22. Dispatches from Russia today
were of a somewhat disturbing nature to State department of
ficials. Vice Consul Robert Wv Imbrie, at Petrograd, reported
m a delayed dispatch that members of the bolshevik govern
ment at the former Russian capital had issued a pronouncement
declaring that a state of war existed between Russia and the
In view of the bolshevik declaration Mr. Imbrie reported in
his dispatch, which was dated August 2, that he had lowered
the United States flag over the consulate and, following the re
cent action of Consul General Poole at Moscow, closed the con
sulate and turned the affairs of the United States over to the
Americans in Petrograd, believedr
to number about 20, were warned to
leave, Consul Imbrie's dispatch said,
' although the cousul indicated that he
would remain at his post until ht had
received instructions from the State
Two Councils Created.
Announcement in a dispatch from
France of the appointment of two in
ternational councils, one at Arch-
angel and the other at Vladivostok,
however, counterbalanced the unfav
orable news contained in the djspatch
from Petrograd. Ambassador Fran
cis, as dean of the diplomatic corps,
will act as the presiding officer of the
. ' Archangel council. The personnel of
the Vladivostok council is no: yet
complete. Great Britain will be rep
resented by Sir Charles Elliott as head
Commissioner at Vladivostok, Japan
by Mr. Matsudaira and France by
Eugene Regnault. Consul Caldwell
will be the American member until
President Wilson designates a rep
resentative. Persecution of the few Americans
In Petrograd for 10 days prior to
the dispatch of Consul Imbrie's cable
gram, it was stated officially, made
him apprehensive as to their safety.
Officials regarded it as evident that
further messages from the consul
have been held up by tire bolsheviki.
Americans in Peril.
It was suggested that the speech
of Minister of War Trotzky at Mos
cow late in July, in which he declared
that a state of war existed between
Russia and Great Britain and France
and their allies and which Foreign
Minister Tchitcherin modified, in re
sponse to an inquiry by Consul Gen
eral Poole, to a state of defense
against the allies, was the real basis
for the latest development in Petro
grad. It was thought that upon re
ceipt of the report of Trotzky's speech
the Petroerad bolshevik authorities
interpreted it as they saw fit and is
. - sued their declaration of war against
the United States.
Whether the Americans in Petro
grad will be able to escape was doubt
ful, it was said, despite the recent
agreement with the Finnish govern
ment whereby Americans leaving
Russia might have safe passage
. through Finland.
Second Regiment at Vladivostok.
The announcement by Secretary
Raker today of the arrival of the
Thirty-first regiment, regulars, Unit
ed States infantry, at Vladivostok
brings the military representation of
the United States at that port to two
full regiments, the arrival of the
Twenty-seventh infantry having been
announced several days ago- Secre
tary Baker said that Maj.-Gen. Wil
liam S. Graves, (who is to command
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arrived at Vladivostok. ,
Ke-establisnment or civil govern
ment at Vladivostok and Archangel
will be the first task of the interna
tional councils, it was said by officials
here, who pointed out that sucn ac
tion would allow the military com
mands to devote themselves exclu
sively to clearing that region between
Irkutsk and the Pacific of the bolshe
. iN-iki and their allies, liberated Ger-
man ana Austrian prisoners. 1 his
accomplished, the work of the v'ladi
yostpk commission would be to push
westward and eventually :o-ordinate
with the commission at Archangel.
German Position Declared
"Favorable" by riindenburg
Amsterdam, Aug. 22. Field Mar
shal Hmdenburg, addressing the third
regirhentof guards, is quoted by the
Tages Zeitung of Berlin as saying:
'"Let us look into the future. Our
position is favorable, although we
lately happened to have been set back.
But this is a fortune of war with
which we must reckon."
"Success is with us. The enemy be
gins to show signs of weariness, and
so long as we do not relax our efforts'
but remain firm of purpose, we shall
attain our goal which i s an honor
able, strong peace."
WOMEN LIKE THE BEE BECAUSE IT KEEPS THEM IN TOUCH WITH WOMEN'S WAR WORK
The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 48 NO. 57. 'TL".? OMAHA,
TOLL 29 DEAD
AND 60 INJURED
Property Loss of Half
Wrought by Storm That
Swept Through Town in
Tyler, Minn., Aug. 22. Tyler to
night presents a scene of death and
desolation a.s the result of the cyclone
which struck this little town last
night. The tieath list amounted to
29 tonight, all having been identified
except one. Sixty persons were in
jured, five of whom are in an im
provised hospital in a serious condi
tion. Thirty business houses and about
as many residences were demolished.
Only four business establishments
escaped the path of the storm which
tore through the town five blocks
long and two blocks wide. The prop
erty loss is estimated at about half a
Search for bodies continued late
tonight. Searchers worked all after
noon and into the night endeavoring
to release a young man named Ham
mond, who was caught beneath his
home. He was rescued alive after be
ing buried for more than 20 hours.
His father, who sat near him in their
home when the storm struck the
town, was instantly killed.
One hundred and fifty persons who
were in a moving picture show in the
heart of the town had a -miraculous
escape from death or serious injury.
Every building in that vicinity was
demolished. The doors and windows
of the theater, which is of stone con
struction, were blown out, but the
building remained intact. Several
other stone buildings near by crum
bled. A team of mules standing near a
two-story building were blown upon
the roof of the building. They were
not scratched and exhibited excite
ment only, when preparations were
made to lower them to the ground
Women of Churches Rally
To Pie Iine For The Soldiers
The great pie drive is on.
The women of the churches of
Omaha are rallying to the banners of
the pie bakers by the thousands
"Votes for Women" is a cry tem
porarily forgotten and in its place is
"Pies for soldiers."
Every soldier stationed at Omaha
will be a "pie face" next Wednesday
for that is "pic day," so designated
by the local War Camp Community
Service committee which is pushing
the great pie drive. At the heod of
the committee is Francis P. Matthews,
Yesterday at the Chamber of Com
merce a meeting was' held. Mr.
Matthews presided and 75 of the pie
bakers were present. They were
either "captains," having charge of a
denomination, or "managers." hiving
charge of a particular church.
Not all the churches were repre
sented but those present made reports
that the following numbers of pies
! arc already in sight:
130: Christian, 152; Episcopal, 317:
Lutheran. 25", Catholic. 1.445. Preshv
terian, 575; Jewish, 300; Baptist, 148;
Unitarian. 45; Evangelical, 40.
"Returns are by no means com
plete," says Chief Pieman Matthews.
Captain C. E. Adams Elected
Commander-in-Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic
Portland, Ore., Aug. 22.-C. E.
Adams of Omaha, was elected
today commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic for the
coining year. The new head of the
organization served in the civil war
in the Fifth Wisconsin battery, Four
teenth army corps, under the com
mands of Gen. George IT. Thomas
and General Sherman.
The election of Mr. Adams was
J. G. Chambers of Portland, Ore.,
was chosen senior vice commander-in-chief.
Other officers elected today were:
Charles H. Haber of Virginia, vice
commande-in-chief ; C. M. Ferrin of
Vermont, surgeon general; and Philip
A.Nordall of Boston, Mass.. chaplain
Trimble Adjutant General.
Tfie newly elected commander-in-chief
announced the following ap
pointments of his staff: A. VM.
Trimble, Lincoln, Neb., adjutant gen
eral; Col. D. R. Stowits of Buffalo, N.
Y., quartermaster general, and G.
D. Kellogg of Newcastle, Cal., pa
Entertainment features were a pa
geant with band concert, exhibition
drills, folk- dances and athletics, held
tonight at the municipal playground, Q
and a reception by the Uaugnters ot
Veterans to their national pres:dent,
Miss Anna P, Dunham.
The delegates Jo the G. A. R. con
vention placed themselves on record
as favoring a war for uncondit'onal
surrender of the foe, and even more
vigorous prosecution of the war than
Other resolutions adopted con
demned a motion picture, film dealing
with the reconstruction in the south
after the,civil war on the ground that
it "does gross injustice to prominent
and patriotic men of reconstruction
time; is insulting to colored citizens
and tends to glorify mob law;" criti
cised the reported burial of deceased
enemy aliens in the Union cemetery
at Chattanooga, Tenn-, and demanded
that the proposal for the scrapping of
Admiral Farragut's flagship Hartford
be withdrawn and the vessel pre
served. Volunteer in '63.
The naming of Captain Adams to
the pinnacle of the Grand Army of
the Republic national organization is
but a sequence to his lengthy service
to mankind as a soldier and a man.
Captain Adams was born in 1846 at
Monticello, Wis., and passed his boy
hood days on a farm, during the per
manent settling and "development of
that part of Wisconsin.
Captain Adams entered the union
service as a volunteer in the civil war
in 1863, as a member of the Fifth
Wisconsin battery of field artillery.
He served through the Atlanta cam
paign and Sherman's "march to the
sea." He was in practically all the
battles of these campaigns, including
Chickamauga, Peach Tree creek,
(Continued on Page Tw,o, Column one.)
Cardinal John J. Farley
Very Low With Pneumonia
Mamaroneck, N. Y., Aug. 22. The
condition of Cardinal John J. Farley,
archbishop of New York, who is suf
fering from a second attack of pneu
monia at his summer home here, was
said tonight by his physicians to be
The cardinal is suffering from
hypostatic pneumonia, said the bulle
tin, which gave his temperature as
The cardinal is 76 years old.
"But all the churches have taken hold
of it with a vim. Here are already
nearly 4,000 pies promised. A large
number of soldiers have come to
the city since the pie drive started
and we may need 5,000 pies. At any
rate no soldier shall suffer for want
of pie on pie day. We want t.o in
cite the women who are not affiliated
with any church to join in pie baking
for soldiers. They can report to me
or at the Red Cross building on the
court house square."
One of the reglations in connection
with the drive is that each pie creator
must write her name and address on
a piece of paper and attach it to the
pie or pie tin.
Tie knows no denominational lines.
Jewish pies. Catholic pies, Methodist
pies and Christian Science' pies will
all look alike. vIn proportion to the
numbers in each denomination the
response to the S. O. S. for pies has
been about equal among all denomina
tions, says the Big Pie Chief
Specific instructions about the bak
ing of the pies and their delivery to
the central pic depots will be printed
in the Sunday papers. From the pie
depots they will be transported in army
trucks to the ultimate consumers in
FRIDAY MORNING, AtfaUST
f Wf 1
CAPT. C. E. ADAMS.
BEGIN TODAY AT
First of Product to Be Ready
Monday; Delivery at Sub
stations; Price la' 30
. . Cents.
The manufacture of ice at the mu
nicipal plant, Twentieth street and
Popplcton avenue, will be started to
night and it is expected that the first
ice will be ready on Monday morning
Galvanized iron cans in which 400
pound cakes of ice are made, have
been filled with water and lowered in
to large tanks which contain four feet
of brine. Ammonia will be turned in
to the coils tonight and then the
process of freezing will follow. Ordi
narily it requires about 48 hours to
freeze the cans of water to the desired
state. The first lot will require more
than that time.
Superintendent W J. Barber of the
plant expects to open jitney ice sta
tions at the following locations on
next Tifesday morning:
Park avenue and Woolworlh ave
nue, Twenty-sixth and Leavenworth
streets, Eighteenth and Vinton
streets, Twenty-fourth and O streets,
Twenty-fourth and Blondo streets,
Sixteenth and Hickory streets, Six
teentr and Corby streets, and at the
plant. These stations have been
erected and are ready for the opening.
The charge for ice will be 30 cents per
hundredweight at the stations and
quantities will be sold as small as 16
pounds for 5 cents.
To Make Deliveries.
Those who wish to call at the plant
for ice in quantities will be charged
the jitney station rate of 30 cents per
100 pounds. After the municipal
plant has been going a while, the
management will undertake to make
wholesale deliveries in auto trucks,
this rate probably to be the same as
prevailing wholesale prices. The pro
motion of jitney stations will be the
first work started, Mr. Barber stated.
The plant, when in full running or
der, will have a daily capacity of 100
tons. A large storage house is now
(Continued on I'aite Two, Column Four.)
Lieutenant Blair Thaw Killed
By Fall of His Airplane
With the American Army in
France, Aug. 22. Lieut. Blair Thaw
of Pittsburgh, a member of the Amer
ican aviation service, was killed Sun
day evening when his airplane fell as a
result of engine trouble.
Lieutenant Thaw, who was a
brother of Major William Thaw and
a son of Benjamin Thaw of Pitts
burgh, was traveling in a pursuit
group near the Iront towards Pans.
The engine trouble developed at an
altitude of 2.000 feet and the machine
when it fell struck a number of tele
phone wires and collapsed, upside
Thaw had just been promoted to
command a flying squadron and was
on his way to take over the squadron
when he fell to" his death.
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Oh, Money! Money!
By ELEANOR H. PORTER.
Author of "Pollyanna" and
Today's Installment on Page 7
23, 1918. VAnffo TWO CENTS
IN HEAPS ON
British Victorious in Fierce
Fighting Between Arras and
the River Somme; 3,000
By Associated Press.
With the British Army in. Fiance,
Aug. 22. There has been fierce fight
ing toda; along a large section of the
British front to the south of Arras
through to the river Somme.
Again the British have been vic
torious. The battle north tf the
Ancre raged all day long, while 10,
000 yards to the south another Brit
ish force, which crossed the Ancre
during the night and opened an attack
at daybreak, was flriving steadily into
the enemy positions on the high
ground at Bray-Sur-Somme and Al
bert and had already captured a thous
The Germans are retreating from
the section between the two points
where the British armies are ham
mering them and where they are
threatened with beir.g left hi a pocket.
The town of Albert has fallen into
the hands of the British who are
pressing the enemy hard. Along the
Arras-Albert railway embankment
and on bpth sides of it heavy fighting
Storm Enemy Positions.
On the northern half of the battle
front the British stormed the enemy
positions and captured them, inflict
ing terrible losses on the enemy. They
then pushed eastward at various
points. They occupied Haroelin-
court trench, well to the east of the
embankment and were reaching out
similarly at other points.
A counter attack this afternoon
north of Courcelles was completely
broken down by the British before
the boche gained a single foot of
ground. The value of the position
along the embankment can readily be
seen. The country is flat .arid the
railroad runs along the top of a high,
made-to-order ridge, which overlooks
and controls considerable shell
cleaned ground on either side of it.
To the south from Achiet-LeGrand
to the Ancre, the armies in battle
have been sweeping backwards and
forwards, attacks and counter attacks
being repeated again and again. Brit
ish patrols have been in Miraumont,
but at the moment it appears that the
British lines are actually a few hun
dred yards west of that town, in the
neighborhood of Beauregard and
Dovecote, on'the road between Mirau
mont and Puisieux-Au-Mont.
Fresh Troops Beaten.
The British are still west of Achiet
LeGrand, but patrols have been in
the town. The boche counter at
tacks here, as well as at Miraumont,
were carried out by fresh troops
which have been seen rushing toward
the front from the rear in an effort
to relieve Gen. Otto von Below's
harassed Seventeenth army.
At Achiet-LeGrand the attacks
were in such strength that the British
retired for a short distance from the
outskirts of the town and contented
themselves for the time being with
pouring bullets into the enemy forces,
who, in their eagerness to win some
thing, no matter how small, rushed
right into the center of the target
formed by the town.
Southwest of Miraumont the Brit
ish at latest reports had the enemy
with his back to the river Ancre.
Tanks have been working' well to
the front of the British lines' almost
everywhere. The battle was fought
under a scorching sun, the men fight
ing over the dusty, shell churned
ground, open shirted, or with no up
per garments the sweat streaming
down their half naked bodies.
Mowed Down in Heaps.
At many places heans of German
dead, mowed down by the British
fire, lay baking-in the sun.
The total number of prisoners tak
en is still uncertain, but it is known
that at least 3,000 have been cap
(Contluurd on Page Two, Column Four.)
Admission of War
Refugees Into U. S.
Asked by Wilson
Washington, Aug. 22. A joint res
olution authorizing the admission in
to the United States of refugees
driven from their own countries be
cause of war conditions was trans
mitted to the senate and house today
by President Wilson.
The resolution was prepared by the
Labor department upon the recom
mendation of the State department
specifically to permit 1,800 Serbian
refugees, including 500 children who
sought refuge in Russia, to come to
A communication from President
Wilson urged the passage of the reso
lution, which, in the senate, was re
ferred to the foreign relations committee.
General Byng's Army Advances Two Miles Over Six
Mile Front, Gaining All Objectives Easily; Numer- .
ous Villages Northwest of Soissons Cleared of
Foe by Mangin's and Humbert's Troops.
London, Aug. 22. The town of Albert, 18 miles northeast
of Amiens on the Ancre river, has been recaptured by the Brit
ish, who also have obtained all their objectives in the fighting
today between Bray-Sur-Somme and Albert, according to the
official communication from Field Marshal Haig tonight. Over
the six-mile front the British advanced two miles.
"We have captured over 5,000 prisoners in two days,"
General Haig reports. "We captured in Albert 1,400 prisoners
and a few guns." ' .
General Byng's advance north of the Ancre is regarded
here as highly significant, for it has been made with compara
tive ease over ground which has been the scene of some of the '
costliest fighting during The war.
Some experts believe there are indications that the Ger
mans are preparing for a withdrawal on a huge scale, perhaps
to the lines of last winter, but there is no definite confirmation
of this. The German ranks are so depleted that in many in
stances the allies have met German companies containing less
than 70 men.
IS CLEARED OUT
Vesle Holdings Made More Se
cure by Local Attack West
of Fismes, Preceded by
By Associated Press.
With the American. Army in
France, Aug. 22. The Americans
made a local attack west of Fismes,
on the Vesle river between Soissons
and Rheims, Wednesday night. The
attack rendered the Vesle holdings
more secure and also resulted in the
clearing out of a position from which
German snipers had been causing the
Americans considerable annoyance.
The attack was preceded by barrage.
The Germans made a counter at
tack at daylight this morning, In an
endeavor to offset the American suc
cess. The Americans, however, killed
a number of the Germans, made 14
prisoner, and forced the remainder to
flee in disorder.
Two bombing flights were carried
out' yesterday by American aviators
on the town of Longuyon and Adun-Le-Roman,
northeast of Verdun.
Bombs were successfully dropped on
railroad tracks and round houses.
Nebraska Colonel Dies in
COL. G. T. PATTERSON.
T. C. Patterson, several times mayor
of North Platte, went east last night
for the body of his son, Col. George
T. Patterson whose death was report
ed yesterday from Portsmouth, N. H.,
where he was in command of the mili
Col. Patterson was well known in
Omaha aifu Nebraska as he was born
in North Platte. He entered West
Point in 1892, graduating in 1896. He
was the ranking officer from Nebras
ka in the regular service. His sister,
Miss Ruth Patterson, who was with
him at the time of his death, is a
teacher in the Vinton street school
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P In the advance made durine the
last month east of Amiens, it is stat
ed, the number of allied casualties is
actually less than the number of prist
oners taken, a situation unprecedent
ed in a large scale battle.
French Take Many Villages.
Paris, Aug. 22. Nunieroua village,
running northw.est of Soissona have
been taken by the French, whose
drive along the whole front continues,
according to the war office announce-
of the places captured is Pommiers.
The statement says:
"Our troops continue to advance
along the whole front. We have
reached tHe Divette river from its
mouth as far as Evricourt. We have
carried our lines to the outskirts of
"We have occupied St, Aubin, Sel
ens, Bagneux, Epagny, Bieuxy, Vaux
rezis and Pommiers. The material
abandoned by the enemy between the
Aisne and the Oise is considerable.
More than 200 cannon have been
counted since August 20."
Retreat Becomes Disorderly.
With the French Army in France,
Aug. 22. The retreat of the Ger
mans before both the third and tenth
French armies continues today with
increased speed over a large part of
the battle front and in some cases in
General Mangin's men are ap
proaching the Councy forest and are
nearly on the line held in April along
the river - Ailette. They have also .
widened their hold on the Oise to
Bjetigny, midway between Noyon
and Chauny. .
" The French advance toward the
roads leading to Chauny adds an
other menace to their line of retire
ment and explains the acceleration of
the enemy's retreat. Bourgignon, St.
Paul-aux-Bois and Quierzy fell into '
the hands of the French today, giv
ing them command of the valley of
the Ailette from the region of Coucy-Le-Chateau
to the Oise.
General Humbert's troops also are
pressing the enemy vigorously. Hav
ing occupied the height of Plemont,
just south of Lassigny, which they,
surrounded yesterday they have cap
tured Thiescourt, which completes
the conquest oft the group of hills
known as the Thiescourt massif. The
enemy now has but a precarious hold
on the valley of the Divette river, in
which French cavalry is now operat
ing. Several thousand prisoners have
been taken since Wednesday evening
and trophies in such great quantities
that it has been impossible thus far to
count them have been captured.
General Mangin's troops have ad
vanced about seven miles during the
night ' and this morning were rush
ing the enemy's rear guard so ener
getically that the retiring columns
were thrown into confusion. ' '
So hot or their heels waa th
French advance guard that the Ger
mans had no time to destroy th
bridges behind them over the Oise .
Some of these were fouind intact; '
others only partially destroyed.
While the German rear guard was ,
making a last stand to protect the
crossing of the stream, long lines of
wagon trains could be seen across ,
the river encumbering the roads lead
ing to the north. :
''Boss" Mullen Expects
To Pay White House Visit
Washington. Aug. 22. (Special
Telegram.) "Boss" Arthur Mullen is
in Washington on a political hunt for
places for the faithful. He has had
conferences with Secretary - McAdoo
and Secretary Baker and it is said,
although "he himself has not said it,
that he will hold a political powvoC?
with the president next week '
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