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he Omaha Sunday Bee
Crew Refuses to Sail
With Pacifists Aboard
(LonJon, Oct. 26. Arthur Hen
derson, the British labor leader, his
' secretary 'and Camilje fluysmans,
the Belgian socialist leader, were
unable to go to France Friday as
they intended because the crew of
the vessel on which they have
' booked passage refused ta sail if
they were aboard. The members
of the crew said they would not
sajl with "pacinists and pro-Ger-
pian s ...
When they found they could not
sail on the ship, Mr. Henderson and
his companions left the vessel and
" hailed a taxicab but the driver re
fused to take them, according to
Illinois Suffragists for
War to Decisive" Victory
, Chicago, Oct. 26. A resolution
pledging supporj of the prosecu
tion of the war to a decisive vic
tory and to the unconditional sur
render of the enemy was adopted
by the Illinois Suffrage association
today. Speakers at the meeting also
voiced condemnation of the Russian
Bolshevik Soviets because of their
reported decree making women the
"property of the state."
, War Welfare Campaign
: Goal Is $250,000,000
Chicago. Oct. 26. President Wil
son has approved an increase in the
amount which the united work
campaign will seek of nearly 50 per
cent and the organizations involved
will ask the country to contribute
$250,000,000 in the week of Novem
ber 11, said John R. Mott, director
of the campaign, in a statement be
fore a conference of workers from
1 . states here today.
Doctor Mott said he obtained this
endorsement only a few days ago
ind then explained why the increase
as considered necessary.
Ex-President Roosevelt
Becomes Sexagenarian Today
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Oct. 26.-Col.
Theodore Roosevelt, who wilKbe 60
years old tomorrow, will celebrate
his birthday at Sagamore Hill with
members of his family. Besides
M rs. Roosevelt and his three 'chil
dren now in this country Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth, Mrs. Richard
Derby and Capt. Archibald Roose
velt he will have with him three
Influenza Increasing
"In England and Ireland
London, Oct. 26. Influenza is in
creasing throughout England and
Ireland., Two hundred and fifty-five
persons' have been buried" in Dublin
since last Monday. The authori
ties are sprinkling the streets with
.disinfectants. Tw'o priests who at
tended the victims have died.
One hundred and fifty-two deaths
have occurred at Leicester-during
the week. All public functions have
' Keen cancelled and the council has
.requested the people to stay away
, from places of amusement.
One thousand cases are-reported
at Newry. The spinning mills are
short handed and the schools have
been closed.
U-Boat Bombed When '.
About to Attack Line? x
An Atlantic Port, Oct. 26.-rOffi-pers
of a steamship arriving tonight
'said they witnessed the probable de
struction of a German submarine by
art American destroyer when three
days out from a, British port. The
submarine arose to attack the liner,
but the American destroyer, swooped
down, on the enemy craft before it
could fully submerge. Ilhree depth
bombs were dropped . and
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Fourth Army Frustrates All
Attempts of Austrians to
Reconquer MoQte Grap
pa Positions.
RomvOct. 26. In the successful
assault against the Austrian de
fenses along the Piave and west of
4hat river, Italian troops have cap
tured more than 2,000 prisoners in
' the last 24 hours, the was office an
nounced today. '
Heavy fighting continued all day
Fridty in the Monte Grappa region,
' but the Italian fourth army maiu-"-tained
its positions and extended
them at some points. ;
Albanians Taking Up Arms.
? Washington, Oct. 26, Violent
v fighting continued yesterday on the
Italian front, where the Italians,
with British cooperating, launched
a new offensive against the Aus-
trians Thursday. A Rome despatch,
Mo the . Italian embassy says the
fourth army , has -frustrated all at
tempts of the enemy to reconquer
territory lost Thursday and has en-
The message also says Italian
troops continued to advance along
the lower Mati in Albania and that
the Albanian tribesmen are taking
up arms against the Austrians Tud
fighting under Italian colors.
. ; Reach Bulgarian Border.
London, Oct. 26. Italian cavalry
has reached the Bulgarian border
near Egre Palanka. 50 miles south
west of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital,
according, to reports reaching here
today. -"--
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Steamship Princess Sophia Picked Up ByGale After
Running Upon Rocks, Hurled Across Reef and
N Sent to Bottom in Deep Waters of Lynn
Canal With All Aboard.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 26. The 268 passengers and crew
of 75 men were lost when the steamship Princess Sophia
foundered last night, the Canadian Pacific railway announc
ed today. Not a soul survived, according to a Juneau wireless
message, which said the ship apparently was picked up by the
gale, hurled across Vanderbilt reef and sent tp the bottom in
the deep waters on "the other side.
The United States lighthouse ten- ;
decf Cedar, made" an unsuccessful
attempt to get to the side ot tlie
Sophia after she started to sink, ac
cording to a wireless message from
t' Cedar received here tonight. The
body of one woman and four up
turned boats were the only signs
of the Sophia left at daylight today.
Passengers Mainly Alaskans.
. Seattle, wasn., uct. io.-r-n. swag-
way, Alaska, dispatch to trie Asso
ciated Press tonight gav. the list of
pasenger aboard the Sophia, but
did'not give 'their addresses. Alas
kans now in Seattle identified many
of the names. Most of the pas
sengers were Alaska residents who
were en route to Canada and the
Uuited States for the winter. 'The
list includes the following:
H. M. Swartz, Seattle, United
States tra'nsport service. ?
H. B. Harkin, Seattle, general
manager Pacific Coast Cold Storage
J. I. Hugh, U. s. customs collec
tor of Juneau.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Eads, Dawson,
proprietors Hotel Alexander, Daw
son s leading hotel.
Face Death Calmlyf
Passengers aboard the Sophia
were calm a short time before the
steamer carried them to their deaths,
according to a wireless message
sent last niaht from the doomed
The message was sent by Captain
Locke to the Canadian Pacific rail
road offices here. It was received
this morning. Captain Locke &did:
Steamer Cedar and three Juneau
gas boats standing by. , Unable to
take off passengers on account ot
strong northerly gale and big sea
running. The ship is hard and fast
on the reef with her bottom badly
damaged. She is not taking water.
Unable back off reef. Passengers
are normal. '
Nearly t sll -members of the So
phia's crew wcte Canadians. Cap
tain Locke, master,' was one of the
oldest navigators on the northern
coast. Capt. Jerry Shaw was first
officer, J. F. Gosse second officer
and A.- Murphy third otticer. ah
four resided in Victoria.
Blizzard Cause of Disaster.
X Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 26. Indica
tive of the terrific storm which
caused the steamer Princess Sophia
to olunee from her rocky ledge on
Vanderbilt reef into, the waters of
Lynn. Canal was tjie statements
made by officers of the Canadian
Pacific steamer Amy, which returned
from the scene of' the wreck yester
day. The officers said two feet of
snow fell in 40 hours and a strong
northeast wind then blowing later
developed into a blizzard which was
responsible for the Sophias heavy
When the Am, left the Sophia,
that vessel was resting for about!
two-thirds of her length on the
rocks of the reef, which is four
miles west of Sentinel island and
half way between Juneau and Skag
way. The Sophia was thentaking
on water. She was surrourfded by
deep water on both sides, but with
only her stern over deep water it was
thought there wrt no danger of the
steamer sliding off tl i rocks. The
re: f -was covered, howsver, at half
tide a"nd the- heavy ser? had pre
vented attempts to take off the pas
sengers. A
lhe Sophias only freight cargo,
is said to have consisted of 40 horses.
At 8 o'clock last night the last
message from Captain Locke ofthe
So: hia was received. Today the gov
ernment tender Cedar, which had
been standing by reported that only
the Sophia's masts were visible.
The Cedar remained in the canal
to search for bodies.
Women and Children Lost N
Skagway, Oct. 26. Many women
and children were on board the
steamer Princess Sophia, when she
left here Wednesday. Among the
passengers were Mrs. Marks and
children, Captain James Alexander
and v wife and William A. Malong
and wife. Mrs. Marks was the wife
cf a Fairbanks, Alaska, dredge op
erator, and Captain Alexander and
Mr. Malong were mine operators
from interior Alaska. , Mr. Making's
home was at Raby.
German Artiljery Bsmbsrds
, American Lines Heavily
With High Explosive
and Gas Shells.
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 26. In the
center of the line west of the Meuse
the German artillery is bombarding
the American lines heavily with
high explosive and gas shells. On
the right the enemy made an un
successful counter-attack during the
night. "From 2 to 6 o'clock this
morning they shelled the American
lines, the bombardment at times
reaching th intensity of a barrage,
but there was no further infantry
action. '
One new division and one new
regiment have been" identified as
having been added to the German
strength. The division is reputed
to have traveled more than any oth
eF in the German army. It hasjjeen
successively on the eastern front,
the mlian front, on the Somme and
before St. Mihiel. The regiment be
longs to the crack 28th German di
vision. '
I Reserves Thrown In.
Violent enemy reactions continue
cast of the Meuse and there has
been desperate fighting all along
the line. The Amerjcan position
now runs through the clearirfg be
tween the Belleau vipod and the
Etraye wood. The enemy's determ
ination to hold the high ground east
of the river is shown by the fact
that he has thrown in one of his
last remaining reserve divisions to
check the American advance in the
Belleau wood where the enemy is
counter attacking persistently.
The following document has been
"The enemy's crossing of the
Meuse is to be prevented absolute
ly. Should he succeed in crossing
he is to be thrown back into the
Meuse at once. The enemy must
not get a foothold on this side of
the Meuse under any circumstances."
The Clock of Fate
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Americans Steadily Press Germans Back on the Meuse.
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British Make Progress in Encirclement of Valen
ciennes, French Shake Serre Defenses and
Italians Smash Austrian Lines.
Five Dollars
For Ten Words! .
You can have it as well as
the next one by writing
- The Best Slogan.
To call attention of our
out-of-town readers to
Omaha's w'perior at
tractions as a city.
To Ten Next Best
Each a Good Book.
' The winning answer will be
I used as the banner line just
above the heading of The Bee x
on this first page. It must .
contain not less than ten words
and not less than 54 jior more
than 60 letters. . s
Responses must be in by
' Oct. 30, and winners will
be announced in The San
day Bee of Nov. S. Address:
; Slogan Contest
The .Omaha Bee. ,
Offer of Peace on Way to Brit
ain and France; Austria
Planning to Demobil
ize Army.
(.London, Oct. 26. The Turkish
minister to Switzerland has handed
the British and French ministers
to that country an offer of peace,
virtually amounting to surrender, ac
cording to a Berne dispatch to the
Daily Mail.
Zurish, Oct. 26. -Prince Freder
ick Lobkowitz and Baron Nadherny,
who represent the strongest , anti
German tendencies at Vienna, have
left the city for Switzerland, charged
withva mission aobut which no de
tails are- given, according to the
Neues Journal of Vienna.
Basel, Oct. 26. Vienna newspa
pers are publishing articles relative
to preparations for demobilization
of the army. One newspaper says
that two infantry regiments sta
tioned at Karlowiz have revolted.
Karlowiz is a village in Croatia-Sla-vonia,
Hungary. i
Seek "Safety First."
Paris, Oct. 26. In well informed
circles it is said that the nomination
of Count Julius Andrassy as suc
cessor of Baron Burian, the Aus-tro-Hungarian
minister, is above all, im
portant from the viewpoint of a
conclusion of peace, and the
"safety first" principle of Austria. It
is said that peace at any price now
is popular at Vienna and Budapest
The Zurich correspondent of the
Journal says that the new foreign
minister is understood to be a par
tisian of direct peace negotiations
with the entente without recourse
to the office of President Wilson.
He says that the situation in Austria-Hungary
is such that the mon
archy will soon capitulate and
throw itself on the mercy of the
Czechs Masters.
The Czechs now are masters of
the situation at Prague. The Slo
vaks have decided to change the
rftme of Pressburg to Wilsonville
The Ruthenians of Galicia have de
clared for a separate Ukranian state
comprising regions of Austria-Hungary
inhabitated by Ruthenians. It
is reported that anarchy reujns in
the ancient Danubian monarchy of
Hungary. The correspondent says
that in Austria no, notice is being
taken of decisions arrived at by
Plan Landing Field Here
on Woodrow Wilson Route
Arrangements are being made
through -the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce to prepare a landing
field for aeroplanes that may be
used in h air mail service on the
Woodrow Wilson airway. The
standardized equipment for these
fields has not been made public,!
but local committees have a good
general idea of the needs and will
make - their investigations ac
cordingly. x' ' O ;
Hitchcock Visits Wpr
Department, but Only
Secures Conference
Washington, D. - C Oct. 26
(Special Telegram) Senator
Hitchcock had a conversation
with the officials of the War de
partment today over the Fort
Crook water supply and ca'me
awa from the conference satis
fied that nothing could be done to
change the mind of the general
staff that wells would solve the
problem. He believes matters
have gone so far that it would be
a mistake to interfere with the
orders of the construction de
partment for an early beginning
of work on the construction of the
wells decided upon. This is a well
authenticated case of the "King of
France with 20,000 men marching
up hill and marching down again."
Crown Council, With Kaiser
Presiding, Decides ta Point
Out Change in Em
v pfre's Constitution.
Copenhagen, Oct. 26. The Berlm
Lokal Anzeiger says that a new note
will be sent by Germany to Presi
dent Wilson as ?oon as possible. A
crown council under the presidency
of the emperor lasting several hours
reached this decision Friday.
The note it is asserted will point
out the changes which have taken
place in the German constitution.
Press Disappointed.
Copenhagen, Oct. 26. With few
exceptions the Gernian press con
demns President 'Wilson's latest
note, saying it is an alteration of
his former standpoint and betrays
lack of comprehension of recent
events in Germany as well as mis
construction of what has happened
there. It is also said the note rep
resents a concession to the de
mands ofthe allied nations.
Electoral Bills Passed:"
Amsterdam, Oct. 26. The Prus
sian upper house has passed en bloc
the three electoral bills as amended
by special committee, according to
a Berlindispatch. The reaction
aries did not vote.
Berlin advices early in October
said that the Prussian upper house
had rejected the motion to intro
duce suffrage based on vocation and
had passed an equal direct suffrage
measure in accordance with the gov
ernnienjfl"l with the addition of an
extra vote for persons over 50
years Did.
The house thus modified article
3 of the electoral reform bill which
caused the rejection of the measure
by the lower house. This article
provided for one vote for each man
in Prussia and did awav with plural
voting. y 1
Republican leaders Call At
tention to Violation of the
Rules by Democrats for
Political Purpose.
Washington, Oct. 26. Issuing of
pre-election statements was contin
ued today by democratic ant! repub
lican' leadfrs and campaign commit
tees.v Representative Ferris of Okala
homa,v chairman of the democratic
national campaign committee, in a
statement tonight cftVged that re
publican leaders in answering the
appeal of President Wilson to his
fellow countrymen resorted to "gen-eralities-speaking
of patriotism but
carefully refraining from mentioning
the actual votes on the great war
An incident that occurred, during
today's session of the house, in
which Republican Minority Leader
Gillette called attention to what he
termed a violation of house rules by
Representative Heflin of Alabama,
in securing the insertion of the pres
ident's appeal in the Congressional
Record under the rule permitting him
to extend his remarks was pointed
to in a statement tonight by Repre
sentative ,Fess of Ohio, chairman of
the national republican congres
sional committee. The incident
which ocfurred during discussion of
the conference report on the mili
tary deficiency bill was' character
ized by Representative Fees as il-
(t'ontnued on fttge Two, Column Six.)
Copenhagen, Oct. 26. General Ludendorff, first quar
termaster general of the German army, has resigned.
A telegram from Berlin says: "The kaiser ha? accept
ed Ludendorff's resignation and declared that the lower'
Rhenish infantry regiment No. 39, whose commander Gen
eral Ludendorff long had been, shall bear his name.
Paris, Oct. 26. The French troops fighting between the
Oise and the Serre have made an extended advance east
ward, occupying numerous villages according to the war
office announcement tonight. Twenty-three hundred pris
oners have been captured in the operations between Sissone
and Porcien. v
Empire's Economic Structure
Endangered by Runs on
Banks and Hoarding
of Funds. 1
Amsterdam, Oct. 26. Public anx
iety over -the solvency of the em
pire apparently is becohiim?acute
in Germany. The hoarding of
money has become so rampant as
to cause great inconvenience. There
has been a general run on banks to
close accounts and the theft of hid
den funds is of daily occurence.
With its staff depleted by the
war and grippe the German trea
sury is turning out new currency at
top speed, but, according to the
Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin, it melts
like snow when the sun shines and
the customary back flow into the
state coffers has ceased completely.
The reichsbank in the third quarter
of the year issued the unprecedent
ed amount of 4,000,000,000 marks in
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Come on, Old Timer, Get
Behind the Kids in This!
Do you remember when you was
a kid?"
". And it rained or snowed and
you had to heed that doggoned bell
and beat it for school?
Sure you do. Those were the
days, after all! And the fall, with
its flaming tints of crimson and gold,
the smell of burning , leaves and
close cropped fields, was the finest
season of thevyear. Hallowe'en was
a veritable climax of joy to the sum
mer's fun and the autumn's punting.
And you had good shoes, didn-t
you? And if you didn't have 'im
didn't you want 'em? Doesn't a kid
just need strong, thick, wet-proof
shoes' about the most of all?
Sure he does. -'
Well, there are a lot of youngsters,
big and small, girls and boys
healthy, sunburnt, freckled, loyal
American kids right here in Omaha
who are running around in the wet
and cold without proper footwear.
They were out yesterday, and the
day before, in the rain. They will be
on their way to school in the morn
ing regardless of the weathef. They
face more rainy days,, and frost and
wind and snow, and through it all
they've got to "carry on" so that
they can grow up tobe the kind of
4 London, Oct. 26. The British have made further prog
ress, along the Scheldt and have captured theN village of
Avelghem, southeast of Courtrai. This announcement is
made in a supplementary official statement issued by the
war office shortly before midnight.
. British troops have occupied the villages of Artres ,and '
Famars, south qf 4 Valenciennes, and have made progress
along the Scheldt toward the outskirts of that town, Field
Marshal Haig reported tonight. "
Berlin, Oct. 26. The allied forces north of the Scheldt
have been brought to a standstill, accprdmg to the official
statement from general headquarters today. On the east
bank of the Meuse Saxon troops cleared out a nest of
Americans who had remained behind after the last fighting
British Headquarteds in France
Oct. 26. (Reuter's) British infan
try moving along the railway north
west of Le Quesnoy have failed to
detect any evidence of Germans in
the town of Valenciennes. .Calvary
patrols are cautiously moving for
ward re.connoitering the country
. With the British Army in France J
an ! Belgium, Oct. 26. Heavy , en
emy counter attacks on the British
right in the vicinity of Mount Car
mel have forced a slight withdrawal
by the British.
It is announced that Gen Rawlin-
son's fourth army, from October 1
to 25 inclusive, captured 397 pfficers '
and 17,334 other ranks. In addition
91 officers and 2,628 other ranks
passed through the casualty clearing
stations as prisoners. .
By Associated Press.'
In the last week the allied troops
in France - and Belgium have freed
400 squaremiles of territory from
the grasp 'of the enemy. Paris esti- v
mat s that in the last four days the
Germans have suffered total casual
ties of 50,000, including 15,000 pris
Germany's hard pressed soldiers
are being given no rest as the Brit-
ish, French and American fdrces
continue with success their drives '
on important sectors from north of .'
Valenciennes to east of the Meuse.
Meanwhile, the Italians are pushing '
ahead of the region of Monte
On the northern end of the front
in France the British maintain
their progress in encircling? Valen
ciennes. In the center the French
have shaken seriously th German
defenses along the Serre and east--"
ward toward the Aisne at Chateau
Portcien. The American troops
east and west of the Meuse not
only hola their gains against strong
enemy reactions, but, have further
strengthened their position north
of Grandpre. '
Fall of Le Quesnoy Imminent. ' 1
- South of Valenciennes Field Mar
shal Haig is across the ValenciR '
nes-Le Quesnoy railroad and the"7
fall of Le Quesnoy, which is vital '
to the defense of Mons and MauV
beuge, would appear to be near at
hand. The fighting on this sector
continues bitter with the Britisi"
striving to outflank the MormaJ
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Four.) '
Germany's Submarine
Activity May Reach
Climax in December
men and women that make Nebraska
the best state in the U. S. A.
They've got to 'carry on" whether
tneir parents can attord to get good
shoes for them or not.
Times have changed since you
was a kid. There was no world's
war then; leather wav.not worth its
weight in gold; shoes could be
bought for a half or a third what
they bring now. That's why a lot of
these Omaha youngsttrs need foot
wear. I hats one reason why The
Bee is making an extraordinary ap
peal this year for the The Bee's
Free Shoe Fund.
We must not let the kaiser succeed
in keeping these needy boys and
girls from going to and from school
with cold, wet feet.1 This is a war
o. charity just as much as any other.
WeVe got to keep the kids inshocs.
Don't you feel like sending in your
mite to boost the fund?
Sure you will.
Just send it to The Bee Free Shoe
Fund and this big brother of the
Omaha youngsters will see that it
gets whtt it will do the most good.
And some kid, somewhere, will
think you're a real Santa Clausl .
P. S. We're set to" raise $1,000:
we ve coiiectea jM.SQ already.
London; Oct. 26. It is believed
at the admiralty that if Germany
elects to fight to the end of her
resources her greatest submarine ef
fort may "be expected late in De
cember and in January.
German submarine activity reach
ed such a low state this week as to
become almost negligible as a war
measure, notwithstanding that as
many orniore U-boats are lurkinc im
the Atlantic and the Mediterrs,