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The Omaha Daily Bee
Beware of Liquor.
New York, Oct. 21. A warning
to Spanish influenza utierers
gainst the use of alcoholic bever
ages was' issued tonight by Dr. Roy
. al S. Copeland, health commission
er, who declared alcohol tended to
increase tf danger from the dis
ease. There is a period in the
treatment' of pneumonia, however,
Dr. Copeland added, when the use
of alcohol as a stimulant produces
good results.
Suffs Still "Militant."
Washington. Oct. 21. Three mil
itants v f the woman's party were
arrested today when they under
took" to stage a demonstration in
front of the capitol. As the senate
ras in session only a few minutes
ttov were "quickly released and,
with other banner bearers, they
spent several hours in frontof the
senate office building. There crowds
destroyed most of the banners.
' Sues for Spoiled Wedding.
New York, Oct. 21. Because of
alleged failure to deliver a telegram
containing a proposal of marriage
on time Miss Catherine Frey of
iersey City has sued the Western
Inion for $20,000 . damages. The
message was seit on August IS,
from Camp Quantico, Va., by Pri:
vate Maurice Adler of Company C
of the 6th battalion of marines and
read: "If you com to Quantico at
once we can be married by the chap-
lain tomorrow. Last chance before
' I leave. Answer "immediately."
Miss Frey says she was waiting for
a message, but received none until
several days later, when a letter
mailed when about to sail, arrived.
Kills Mules and Himself.
Sioux Falls. S. D. Oct. 21. Wor
ried because he believed his soldier
brother was dead, Hayes Moon,
a teamster, today flfcrt and wiled, b
two mules and then killed himself,
He had written a letter, to his
brother which was returned with the
inscription "deceased
VOL. 48. NO. 108.
Entered te eecond-eUu natter May 28, 1908 at
Omaha P. 0. under aet ol March 3. 1879
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Americans and British Ad
vance on Desperate Foe;
Belgium Is Being
Paris, Oct. 21. French
troops have reached the
Danube river in the region
of Vidin, the war office an
nounces tonight.
"We Are Alone;' Cries
Hun Publicist, and
Berliner s Applaud
Amsterdam, Oct. 21. "We are
alone. When a fortress can no
longer hold it is no dishonor if
the commander surrenders. The
kaiser must take up his cross of
concluding quickly necessary
peace and accepting whatever is
hard. Let the kaiser declare him
self ready and let him fit himself
with new Germany as her first
This utterance by Maximilian
Harden, addressed to several peo
ple in Berlin on Sunday, was
loudly applauded.
Allies' Sweeping Movement
Pivoting on Point East of
... Courtrai; Enemy Bat-
tling Fiercely.
i By Associated Press.
With the Allied Armies in France
and Belgium, Oct. 21. The great
battle in Flanders and northern
France passed into its second phase
today." The first phase was com
pleted when the Lille salient was
eliminated and the Germans were
driven out of western Belgium, so
that the line all the way from the
frontier of Holland to the Oise
canal is virtually a straight one,
This having been accomplished,
the Belgians, British and French in
the north started a sweeping move
ment today pivoting on a point
about east of Courtrai. The object
of this appears to be the clearing
of the enemy from his front in
northern Belgium and at the same
time to threaten his extreme right
flank. ,
The key' position at the south is
in the region below Valenciennes.
At both places the exhausted Ger
man divisions, whose ranks have
had great holes chopped into them
by terrific blows, are fighting with
the greatest desperation.
Sacrifice Men ,
" The German commanders are sac
rificing many men in their .endeav
ors to hold their ground, but in
both sections the allied troops have
.smashed into the enemy and made
appreciable gains. Scores of addi
tional villages have been reclaimed
and numerous prisoners and large
quantities of supplies have been
In the center of the battle area,
the British kept thrdsting out every
where and gradually during the day
moved toward the west hank of the
Scheldt with increasing celerity.
The Germans have taken advan
tage of the natural protection of-
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ierea oy tne wiain oi mis siream
and its canal and marshy borders.
They are hiding behind it in shallow
trenches and are showing nervous
ness as the allies approach. Back
of their-artillery, the .strength of
which ha$ been greatly depleted, is
jiving; some support.
The Germans have their cannon
close to the roads and on them, so
that when it becomes necessary to
' withdraw the. guns, they can get
away in- a hurry. In their retreat
- the Germans have resorted to every
known means to delay the bringing
up o the. artillery but without affect
By Associated Press.
Allied armies have taken
no heed of the efforts un
der way for the re-establishment
of peace, but are
continuing Ho force back
the Germans at vital points
along the lines in Belgium
and France. - '
In these endeavors' the
British and Americans are
for the moment taking the.,
principal parts. The Brit-'
ish have approached to
within two miles of Valen
ciennes and the Ameri
cans, to the northwest of
Verdun, have succeeded in
occupying two highly im
portant positions in their
operations aimed, at an ad
vance northward.
American and British droops have
crossed the Oise canal on a wide
front in the face of desperate re
sistance, and further successes in
this sector will menace the Germans
both to the north and south.
The Valenciennes-Hirson railway,
formerly one of the German's main
lateral arteries of communication
has been cut. .
On Scheldt Canal:
The west bank of the Scheldt
canal has been occupied by the
British along an extent of 10 miles,
to the north of Tburnai, which city
is being defended by masses of Ger
mans armed with machine guns.
Belgium is gradually being re
deemed. Although now that the
Germans have drawn in their lines,
the British. Belgians, and French are
encountering much stiffer opposition
than during the early days ot the
(Continued on rage Two, Column Three.)
Lieut. Col. Howard Spends
Ten Days' Leave Here
Des Moines, Oct. 21. (Special)
Lieut'. Col. M. K. Howard, recently
appointed assistant chief of staff at
Camp Dodge, having been transfer
red from the western front, where
he saw eight months service, reach
ed here this morning.
He was stationed at Chilhcothe,
O., previous to overseas service. He
will spend a ten-day furlough in
Omaha before assuming his duties
at Camp Dodge.
More Than 12,000 Draftees
Affected When Orders
Come to Postpone
Instructions were received at lo
cal exemption boards Monday after
noon ordering the calls of drafted
men for Camp Kearny, Cal., and for
Camp Bowie. Tex., canceled until
further notice.
The Omaha diaft contingent
scheduled to leave at 8:30 Monday
morning for Camp Kearny was held
here all day awaiting instructions
and at 6 o'clock the men were or
dered to r am home, until further
notice. .Telegrams from ' Governor
Neville ordered both calls canceled
and informed the exemption board
members that bulletins containing
more explicit instructions will fol
low. Was Neville's Suggestion.
Cancellation of the calls is the re
sult of Governor Neville's activity
and follows the recommendation he
made to General Crowder that the
calls be postponed until the lnHu
enza epidemic is less critical.
The action affects 457 draftees,
who were to leave Monday for Camp
Kearny. About 300 of the men are
Omahans. The contingent also in
cludes 13S selective service men
from Saunders county and 33 from
Colfax county.
There were two calls from Camp
Bowie. .Both have been canceled
The first was for 508 men, to leave
Omaha Tuesday night. The quota
includes 293 men from local board
No. 3, and contingents from Sarpy,
Nemaha and Otoe counties.
The second call for Camp Bowie
was for 492 men, to entrain Thurs
day. This jncludes men from local
boards Nos. 4 and 5 and draftted men
from Richardson and Cass counties.
The men who -reported to entrain
Monday have been inducted into the
army and are now soldiers under the
authority and in the pay of the gov
Quarantine In Nebraska.
The state board of health Monday
morning issued an order quarantin
ing the entire state for Spanish in
fluenza.. The order prohibits the
holding of all gatherings indoors
and outdoors, closes schools and
urges that children be kept at home
as much as possible.
The order went into effect im
mediately and will continue until
November 2. The order gave the in
formation that the cause of the large
number of deaths from the disease
was on account of persons afflicted
refusing to go to bed soon enough
and attempting to get out of bed
too soon.
Unofficial Text of German Peace Bote
Washington, Oct. 21. The text of the German note, president prescribes the destruction of every arbitrary power
as received by wireless is as follows: ' that can separately, secretly and of its own single choice
Section One In accepting the proposal for an evacua- disturb the peace of the world. To this the German govern-
tion of occupied territories the German government has ment replies:
started from the assumption that the procedure of this Hitherto the representation of the people in the German
evacuation and of the conditions of an armistice should be empire has not been endowed with an influence on the form
left to the military advisers and that the actual standard of ation of the government.
power on both sides in the field has to form the basis for ar- Q c T, j.j . -j
mivu ucych - iuc cunHiiuuoo uiu noi pruviuc lur a
concurrence of renresentation of- the neonle in decisions of
The German government suggests to the peace and war. These conditions have just now undergone
a fundamental change. A new government has been formed
in complete accordance with the wishes (principle) of the
representation of the people, based on equal, universal, se-
rangements safeguarding and guaranteeing this standard.
Section Two,
president that an opportunity should be brought about for
fixing of the details. It trusts that the president of the
United States will approve no demand which would be ir
reconcilable with the honor of the German people and with cretf direct franchise.
opening a way to a peace of justice. r'-ta. tl i j i e .i
. Section Eight The leaders of the great parties of the
Section Three--The German government protests reich.tag are member, of this government. In the future no
against the reproach of illegal and inhumane actions made goverment can take or continue in office without possessing
against the German land and sea forces and thereby against the confidece cf a majority of the reichstag. .
the German people. For the covering of a retreat destruc Sect;on NineThe re8p0nsibiIity of the chancellor of the
tions will always be necessary and they are carried out in Am fv fk. M , .. , 4, . . . . ,
So Regarded in Washington,
but Official Text Awaited 1
Before Reaching Con
Believed, However, Does Not
Close Door to Further
Changes; Armistice in
so far as is permitted by international law. The German
troops are under strict instructions to spare private property
and to exercise care for the population to the best of their
ability. Where transgressions occur in spite of these instruc
tions the guilty are being punished.
Section Four The German government further denies
developed and safeguarded. The first act of the new govern
ment,has been to lay before the Reichstag a bill to alter the
constitution of the empirs so that (the consent of - &6 rep
resentation of the people is required for decisions on war and
Section Ten- The permanence of the new system is,
War-Torn England Declares
'No Compromise' With Huns
that the German inavy jn sinking ships has ever purposely de- however, guaranteed not only by constitutional safeguards,'
stroyed life boats with their passengers. The German gov- but a,so by the uiuhakeable determination of the German
ernmen, propose, wun regard u ail tnose cnarges mat the people whose vast majority stands behind these reforms and
,w7 ?ear "P y neu,irai comons. demand lheir eergetic continuance.
aecuon rive m oraer 10 avoid anytmnsr mat misrht ri it.
, , , ., jwnuu j-icvcu me question mi me president wun
hamper the wwk of peace, the German, government has whom he and the governments asserted against Germany are
caused orders to be dispatched to all submarine commanders, dealing is therefore answered in a clear, unequivocal man
precluding the torpedoing of passenger ships without, how- ner by the statement that the offer of peace and an armis
everj for technical reasons being able to guarantee that these tice has come from a government which is free from any
orders will reach every single submarine at sea before its re- arbitrary and irresponsible influence, is supported by the ap
turn t . proval of an overwhelming majority of the German people.
Section Six As a fundamental condition for peace the (Signed.) SOLF.
Number of Influenza Cases in
Iowa Camp Decrease; Im
provement Noted Over
the Country.
By Associated Press.
Camp Dodge, la., Oct. 21. Col
onel E. ,W. Rich, division surgeon,
announced today that no cases of
Spanish influenza has been admit
ted to the camp hospital since Sat
urday, and that the death rate has
dropped almost to normal.
The quarantine within the camp
has been lifted.
By Associated Press. -London.
Oct 21. As proof of the futility of German attempts to
weaken the will of the British people by peace talk, the Daily Telegraph
publishes a series of messages from the mayors of more than 50 English
and other towns, representing every phase ot municipal me. iney au
breathe but one spirit, namely, that there must be no compromise with
the foe. The following are messages from a few of the principal towns:
Birmingham: "Germany must be required to accept the terms
imposed by the allies and stern justice must be meted out"
Bradford:' "After what Germany has done, there must be n-
compromise.' It is absolutely essential that there should be a British
supremacy of the seas."
Cardiff: "Any compromise with Germany would be fatal. The
German navy must be handed over."
Hull: The allied troops should occupy Essen and march to
Berlin." . . .... , . -
Blackburn: To bargain with the Germans. is unthinkable after
the history of the last four years." . -
"Blackpool: .The Germans asked for a good hiding and deserve
to get it." . -
"Canterbury: "In no circumstance must we make peace until
every man and woman in Germany who has been brutal to our pris
oners has been punished and reparation given for all the damage."
. Exeter: "Let Germany surrender at the bar of the world's justice
and receive just sentence for her crimes and give guarantees for her
future good conduct The allies will be just, but dare not be gen
; Hythsi
town . ao compromise.' iTaailed pa our mast"
Washington, D. C, Oct. 21. Im
provement in the influenza situation
in six states was shown by reports
received today by the qublic health
service, but 27 other states reported
the disease still spreading with many
additional cities and rural districts
affected. Conditions apparently
were worse in Pennsylvania, where
it is estimated 350,000 cases have oc
curred, with probably 150,000 in
Philadelphia. For the first 18 days
of October, 14,850 deaths were re
ported in the state. .
In army camps a slight increase in
both influenza and pneumonia cases
were reported Sunday, but a de
crease was shown today with 3,007
influenza cases and 768 pneumonia
cases, the lowest figures reported
since the epidemic became general
in the camps. For the 48 hours end
ing today at noon, new influenza
cases totalled 6,666; pneumonia 2.709
and deaths 919, , ; -
These figures brought thetotal
of influenza cases since Sept 13 to
290.447; pneumonia cases to 46,055
and deaths from all causes to 15.072.
Irish Vessel Sent Down; i
Only Thirteen Are Saved
Belfast, 0t2L The Irish steam
er Dundalk was torpedoed in the
Irish sea last week. Of the Crew of
more than 30, only 13 were rescued.
Lt. Shinnon Flies From Ran
tout in 10 Hours and
Skillfully Reaches
, Lt. J. M. Shinnon, aviator, flew
from the United States Flying
school at Rantoul, 111., to Omaha
Monday and made a landing near
Florence Field about 8 o'clock Mon
day night.
The officer made tire trip in a
large army bi-pjane which will be
used in connection with the balloon
observation work at Fort Omaha.
Both Lieutenant Shinnon and Lt.
Franklin W. Gledhill, who "flew
into Omaha" Wednesday, will be
stationed indefinitely at Fort Crook.
in charge of the two army bi-planes
which they brought here.
Officials at the army post are not
yet willing to state just what their
work will be but explain that it is
in connection with the balloon ob
servation work.
Lieutenant Shinnon was accom
panied on his flight Monday by an
army mechanic. He had some mi
nor machine trouble on his flight
but he made good time as he did
not leave Ranfoul until nearly 10
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nunc Aionuay morning.
It was dask when he reached
Omaha and he circled above the
city for some time before making a
landing. Aviators praise Lieuten
ant Shinnon's skill in making a suc
cessful, landing in total darkness
with a machine that was not in per
fect working order.
Omaha's first aviators are both
young men. They are modest about
their feats of daring and are already
popular with army officials' here.
Allies Get New U. S.
Credit for $300,000,000
J London, Oct 21. New credits for
$200,000,000 for Italy and $100,000.
000 for France were established to
day by the treasury,-' - I
Yankees, and British
,.. Kill Many Germans
After Crossing Canal
With the Allied, Armies in
Northeast France, Oct 21. Cy
clists have reached Haulchin, on
the Scheldt, less than three miles
southwest of the important city
of Valenciennes. The infantry is
pouring on after them.
I Oise canal has been crossed on
a wide front from Etrenx south
ward against the heaviest resis
tance. Hre, as elsewhere, all
along this part of the battle area,
the. Germans are fighting with the
realisation that every foot of
ground lost increases the menace
to their comrades for many miles
to the north and south.
American troops participating
ia this action crossed the canal
tinder heavy fire.. They end the
British killed a great number of
Germans who were attempting to
hold the east bank and fought to
stop them after they had gained it
Report in Switzerland That
Kiel Waterway Too Small "
to Accomodate All of
Geneva, Oct. 21. Kiel harbor is
unable to accommodate all the sub
marines which have returned from
Ostend and Zeebrugge during the
past week and ( some are lying off
shore, according- to advices received
The Demand for
-The Bee's New Sunday
Rotograyure Section
Was. so great that the entire supplv of papers was
sold out before 10 o'clock Sunday Morning.
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Something NEW Every Sunday
By Associated Press.
Washington, ; Oct. 21.-
Germany has replied to Pres
ident Wilson with a note,
which, though no one is pre
pared to say it will lead the
president even to continue ex
changes on the subject of an
armistice and peace, at least
has served almost to brinsr
conviction liere that the peo
ple of Germany actually are
taking the reins of govern
ment and sincerely , desire
peace on any terms- the
United States and the allies
are-willing to give. v ;
inere was no intimation
tonight of the attitude of the 1
president and probably there
will Jbe none until the official ,
text of the new German com
munication has been re
ceived. The president was in
conference all evening with
Secretary Lansing, discussing
the note as received by wire
less late in the day. Like the -reply
to the president's in
quiries a week ago, this note
was sent out from the Ger
man wireless stations and
picked up in the allied coun
tries many hours before the
official text could move bv
cable. The official version
probably will come tomorrow .
tnrough the Swiss lecratinn
Note Garbled.
As received hv uiUca fV nn
is believed to be slightly garbled in .
the important sentences reparHinc '
conditions for the evacuation of !n-
vaaea territory and for an armis
tice, but nevertheless it is retarded '
as an awkward attempt to meet the
conditions laid down by President
Wilson for consideration nf an arm
istice. And it makes the '
cant declaration that the
ment in Berlin no longer is respon- '
oiuic io a single arDitrary influence
the kaiser but is suooorted hv .
an overwhelming majority of the
vjerman people. - . i
This declaration is supported' by
the statement that constitutional re
forms are in oroaresa in inj ;
with the determir tion of the people
under which no government can '
take or hold office without the con-"
ndence of the maioritv of a rit.. .
stag elected by universal, secret suf
frage It is accorded more consid
eration here because of ronflrf.n;.f .
advices received only todav indicat
ing that the German middle classes
have resolved to have peace ajt ny i
price and if necessary are nrenarfH .
t gt. rid of the kaiser, the crown
prince and all military control. "
Looks Genuine.
Thus the belief is strengthened
that the present note and those that' -have
gone before are genuine eX
forts to obtain peace and are in
conclusive merely because the Ger
mans conducting the exchanges art
seeking to barter for something bet.
ter than the unconditional surrerw '
(Continual on Pago Two, Column Two.) ' '4 :
Vienna Report Says "
Revolution Started.
On Big Scale in Sofia
4 London, Oct. 21. A state of -revolution
has broken out in Sofia
and street fights are occurring be
tween bolshevik laborers and the
troops and police. It is reported
that more than three thousand per
sons have been killed.
This information is contained in
dispatches from Vienna and Russia
received by the Copenhagen corrs
spondent of the Exchange If
graph company,
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