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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1911
FED UPON LIES
BY VON TIRPITZ
(Coutlnord From Pate One.)
high seas fleet would fight a second
Skagerak battle and that thereby
the doom of British odmination of
the teas would be sealed, ust as it
was almost universally believed that
our U-boati would in a short time
force England "to her knees."
All these hopeful ones were blind
ed by the lie the lie which was one
of the chief weapons of our war
fare on land and sea. Lie and Huff
celebrated veritable orgies, particu
larly under Tirpitz and Capelle.
People in Ignorance. !
The innocent people did not know
that for a year we could speak of
our high seas, fleet only in a
limited way; they did not know
that actually the U-boat squadrons
were equal to the task that was set
them onlv in the mouths of the
leaders of our fleet, never in reality;
they did not know that the ".Prus
sian system" had been long since
sentenced to death and damnation.
They did not know that the sol
diers and engineers, this magnifi
cent human material, infinitely good
natured and devoted, must finally be
driven to despair by the wrong kind
of treatment and other factors. All
these things can be only briefly al
luded to in the frame of this ar
ticle. Lips Were Sealed.
Those who know the truth had
their lips sealed by the censorship.
Those who were honest and upright
and whom the ardent love of their
. country and their people command
ed to give warning against under
estimating the enemy and over
estimating our own power, were
muzzled in every way.
Despite all the obstacles' and tae
, sharp restrictions this writer has
unswervingly endeavored to tell the
truth. Naturally, this was possible
most of the time only "between the
lines" and thus much remained bid-
. den to the eyes of those whose re
spective was not properly set to
look for, the many tricks of decep
Facts as to Shipping.
What are the facts? In Novem
ber, 1914, we had a little over a
million tons of naval shipping
against the British 2,200,000 tons.
The German material was inferior
to the British, thanks to the mis
takes of Von Tirpitz. Our ships
of the line, battleships and cruisers,
were of smaller displacement than
they British; they were. less power
fully armer and possessed less
speed. A , .
If one compares the strength of
the two fleets and remembers that
the Russian Baltic fleet of 200,000
tons, was, up to Russia's collapse,
to be counted on the enemy's side
the French naval forces were for
the greater part 'arrested in the
Mediterranean by the Austrian1 fleet
it is clear that our fleet had slight
:hances. . . :
In spite of this the personnel of
our navy has, as' far as was possi
ble with the deficient material and
in the clrcumstatfce iVftade an ex
traordinary record- With very few
exceptions, the, offkefg' and Jnen
stood the trying test .brilliantly.
, Von Tirpitj? to ' Blame.
On nearlv everv 'occasion our de-i
feats were traceabh to the' Von Tir-
pitz wrong building policy. Think,;
for instance, of the dnel between
the Ernden and the Sydney on No
vember 9, 1914, when the glorious
raiding cruiser of Captain ,;Von
Mueller came to an end. Both ves
sels had been built jn the same
year. The Sydney' had . 152-centi-nieter
guns, the Emdeh only ICS
centimeter guns. The. Sydney, with
its one-third larger caliber guns,
naturally' could fight the Ernden
down easily without even coming
within the Emden's range. Similar
conditions prevailed in' the fight off
the Falkland islands.
Saved from Disaster.
In the Skagerak battle our fleet
was saved from disaster by three
1 The clever leadership of Ad
2 The clumsy handling of the
Famous Phrases Created
By Colonel Roosevelt
Speak softly and carry a big stick. Malefactors of great wealth.
Mv hat's in the ring
I'm for the square deal.
We fought at Armageddon.
The Ananias club.
The River of Doubt.
The short and ugly word.
The simple life.
The strenuous life.
Beaten to a frazzle.
Like King Agag, "stepping softly."
Terms Applied to Colonel Roosevelt by His Friends and Admirers.
The Rough Rider (Spanish-American war).
The Bull Mooser (Bull Moose party).
The American Warwick (at the time when he made Taft
The Great Advertiser (at the time he sent the American fleet
around the world).
Bwana Tumbo (of South African lion hunting fame).
English fleet by Admiral Sir John
3 The low visibility.
Had the weather been clear, and
had the opponent had a determined
leader, the outcome of that battle
would have been, for us, destruction.
The British guns, of so much more
powerful range than our own.
would have shot our feebiy armed
vessels to cinders. But despite the
fortune that smiled upon us, the
losses which our fleet suffered were
tremendous and on June 1. 1916, it
was clear to everyone who knew the
actual conditions that that battle
would and must remain the only
one. This, in fact, has been frankly
admitted by the competent authori
ties. Tirpitz Learns Nothing.
Tirpitz drew no lessons from the
events of the war. Commandants
of U-boats and torpedo boats were
continually clamoring for bigger
"guns; vainly the airship commanders
complained that their motors were
constantly breaking down and that
they must have better ones, manu
factured by firms other than those
favored by the marine administra
tion. 1 .Vainly commanders urged
that their crews were being crim
inally sent to their deaths.
Tirpitz remained deaf, even in
the face of Weddigens great feat
with the U-9. From all sides he
was being besieged with the demand
to drop everything else, to build
onlyU-boats. He would not listen
to it. Thus, under him and under
his successor, Capelle, numberless
valuable workers were until Octo
ber, 1917, employed in building use
less big fighting ships which could
never be put in the service during
At last, on October 1, 1917,
Reichstag deputies like Struwe
and Gothein succeeded in gaining
the ear of the army command and
those of the marine ministry. The
result was an order to discontinue
construction of dreadnaughts and
battle cruisers. '
Meantime the material for U
boat construction had become so
scarce that in order to keep up
buildine submarines ships of the line
and other vessels had to be taken to
pieces. At the beginning of 1918
the following vessels naa tnus ueen
put out of commission: Ships of
the line: Schlesien, Schleswig-Hol-
stein, Hanover, Deutschland (which
had only been - launched in 1916),
Lothringen, Preussen,1 Hessen, El
saas, Brunschweig, Mecklenberg,
Schwaben, Zachringen, Wettin, Wit
telsbach, Kaiser Barbarossa, Karl
Per Gross, Wilhelm Der Gross,
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Friedrich, Bran
denberg, Woerth, Wuerttemberg
and Baden; eight armed coast
guards of the Aegir and other class
es, the armored cruisers Roon,
Heinrich and Bismarck; five of the
Hana class, Kaiserin Augusta, and
finally the small cruisers Strassburg
(only launched September 4, 191 n,
as well as IS other cruisers.-
Thus in 1918 our high seas fleet,
as far as big fighting ships were
concerned, consisted only of the
dreadnaughts, the line ships of the
Nassau, Heligoland, Kaiser and
Markgraf classes, and a few battle
With the putting out of commis
sion all the other "creations" of Von
Tirpitz it was thus admitted that
these "creations" that is, all ships
which Tirpitz had built during his
incumbency in office 1897-1916 at
the cost of untold million's were
useless and incapable of fighting
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ON PROGRAM FOR
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been cleared for the beginning of
the actual negotiations.
The impending informal meetings
between President Wilson and the
entente premiers will deal with sub
jects of fundamental importance. It
will be for these officials to arrange
the program which will govern the
peace congress itself, subject to
approval when all the delegates
formally gather. The Japanese del
egates already here have been par
ticipating in some phases of the
discussions between the groups. It
is assumed that they have been
consulted in the preparation of the
program and that they have out
I'ned the treatment of certain is
sues in which they are particularly
League Plan Foremost.
It has been agreed that the first
matter to be considered at the meet
ing of President Wilson and the
premiers will be the representation
to be accorded the powers seeking
participation in the peace congress.
Then must come the question of
a league of nations, which is re
garded as the foundation ' upon
which must be erected the whole
structure of a permanent peace
treaty and the adjustment of bound
aries to meet conditions after the
war. The next subject to engage
attention as next in importance is
the neutralization of international
waterways, having especially in
mind the Dardanelles and perhaps
the Scheldt and the Danube littoral.
Probably next among the fore
most subjects to receive attention
will be "use of the high seas." It
may be significant that this phrase
now is being adopted instead of
the older "freedom of the seas" but
it is not yet possible to ascertain
in what the distinction is to consist.
Vance McCormick, chairman of
the war trade ' board, and other
American experts are now on the
way to Paris and tRey will be called
into consultation when, the subjects
on which they have specialized are
brought into the deliberations of
the principal delegates.
EMINENT U. S.
BORNE TO REST
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ter boughs which cast shadows upon
the bushes of red berries lining the
roadside, the procession moved
slowly, headed by mounted police
men, who were the colonel's friends
in life and who had been sent by
the city of New York to act as a
guard of honor. v
Around the shore of a pond-like
inlet of Oyster Bay and over a hill
the cortege moved to reach the
churqh, a green frame structure
which soon was to toll the passing
of the nation's twenty-sixth presi
dent. Standing on the slippery hillocks,
which are the lawns of some of the
colonel's neighbors, were waiting
townspeople. Because of the limit
ed seating capacity of Christ church
these villagers, to whom the colonel
had long been friend and neighbor,
had not found admittance. ' They
uncovered their heads as the casket
was borne into the church and wait
ed outside until the services were
over and .the procession started for
The sun had passed the meridian
and the stained glass windows
caught and held its rays as the
casket was carried up the aie and
placed close to the altar.
. Public Men Present.
In the news were men who are
among the foremost of the country's
citizens. Vice President Marshall
reoresented President Wilson. Gen.
Peyton C. March, chief of staff of
the army and Admiral C. McR. Wins-
low, represented the military ana
naval services and Secretary Lane
the cabinet. William H. Taft, who,
upon Colonel Roosevelt's death be
came tne only living ex-presiucni;
Charles Evans Hughes, Elihu Root,
United States Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge of Massachusetts, Maj. Gen.
Leonard Wood. Vice Admiral
Gleaves. Henry L. Stimson, secre
tary of war in Taft's cabinet;
Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York
Speaker Champ Clark, and former
Speaker J. G. Cannon of the house
of representatives were present to
pay their last tribute on behalt ot
the nation, congress, the state and
metrobolis. The . diplomatic corps
at Washington also was represented.
Many wreaths and floral tributes
for which there had not been room
at the Sagamore Hill home filled
the church with tragrance. une
which was sent to the Roosevelt
home and then brought to the altar
was the tribute of President Wilson
Dr. Talmage, with Bishop Bur
gess, of Long Island, seated in the
sanctuary, read the sentences,
osalms and scriptural lessons which
are a part of the Protestant Epis
copal funeral service. The former
president's favorite hymn, "How
Firm a Foundation," was recited by
the rector, in conformance to the
Roosevelt family's desire that all
music, even the organ voluntary, De
omitted. When he came finally to
the Lord's Trayer, the congrega
tion joined. 1
Scene at Grave Impressive,
The scene at the grave side was
perhaps the more impressive. The
plot which Colonel Roosevelt him-
Back of most things that are done there :s
a reason. There is a real reason why our
used car are such excellent bargains a
real, logical reason and here it is.
If the war had lasted a few months more
there would have been no new Cadillac
cars for sale in Omaha. We were there
fore confronted with two alternatives.
Fixing up our used cars or Contenting our
selves with waiting until the war was over
to get cars that would give satisfaction.
We chose to renew our cars and put them
in good shape.
Now with new cars coming in the value
of used cars has declined, and altho we
have invested our money in renewing
these cars we must sell them with much
less prof it to ourselves.
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Therefore, the reason is; that the signing
of the armistice has placed a new value
upon used Cars. We have made them into
unusual values but must sell them quick
to make room for our new cars.
COME IN AND SEE THEM.
Cadillac Building, Farnam at 26th Omaha
"A Safe Place to Buy"
self had selected as his burial place
is the commanding spot in the
peaceful and picturesque cemetery.
At the foot of a slope and beyond
the public highway there is a cove
while beyond lie the waters of
Long Island sound. Not far dis
tnat, but concealed from view by
some of the woods in which the
colonel was wont to roam, stands
the Sagamore Hill home to which
his father brought him when he
was a small boy. Trees stand about
this knoll and today the winter
grasses were visible through the
Here stood the Roosevelt family,
except the boys who are abroad
and their mother, as the casket, its'
historic flags now removed, was
loweitd into the ground. Near at
hand, loking on reverently, were
men in public and private life who
had been intimately acquainted with
Colonel , Roosevelt in affairs of
state, politics, literature and the
jarmy, rough riders, neighbors for
wnom sagamore Hill will ever be
almost halowedi ground, and chil
dren from the village school, to which
the colonel sent his own sons and
daughters.. They formed a sorrow
ing circle as Dr. Talmage read the
Ex-President Taft Weeps.
Former President Taft, who was
in tears when he emerged from the
I church portal, stood quite apart from
ui.. .i :.. ...
me iniieis in uiese nnai moments
and seemed almost an isolated fig
ure. The political quarrel which
kept these two former presidents so
long apart had long since been
healed and Mr. Taft had hurried
here from Pennsylvania to attend
the funeral. Earlier in the day he
had said to interviewers:
. "Colonel Roosevelt would never
have been happy to live the life of
an invalid. His passing is an inter
At the grave side he joined Dr.
Talmage and the others assembled
in saying aloud the Lord prayer as
part of the committal ceremony.
Tonight, while an honor guard of
soldiers was pacing back and forth
near the gravefin voluntary service,
it became known. thatKMrs. Roose
velt had deferred indefinitely the
pilgrimage wtich she had planned
to take with her husband to France
to visit the grave of Quentin, her
youngest soldier son, who died in an
aerial battle with a German pilot.
It was reported here that Mrs.
Roosevelt would go to Florida be
fore making the overseas journey.
Rolla Wells Resigns.
St. Louis, Jan. 8. Rolla Wells,
governor of the Federal Reserve
bank of St. Louis and of the Eighth
federal reserve district, today con
firmed the report that he had re
signed his position, and said thai
he had been notified that his suc
cessor would be selected soon.
(Continued From Face One.)
strong personalities yet there are
very few radicals or men with single
track minds so there will be but
little chance during this legislature
for crank solons to throw sand
the journal boxes of the car of pro
In both houses there are a suffi
cier.t number of representatives of
me leading interests of the state,
such as agriculture, the trades and
professions, as well as business to
see that measures beneficial to each
inteiest will receive a fair and intelli
gent hearing and that detrimental
legislation will find rough sledding.
Just now the work being done
is that of organization and the com
pliance with constitutional formali
ties incident to organization. Yet
in every caucus and gathering, as
well as assembly of either body
there has been complete harmony.
There seems to be a unanimous dis
position among the members to
work together for the larger good.
Busy On Committees.
The committee on committees is
at work on the personnel of the
standing committees of the house,
and where preference is being given
to the individual choice of commit
teeships by the mmbers, yet great
care is being exercised in placing
on all important committees men of
such experience and qualifications
as will guarantee the highest type
of efficiency from these bodies.
"We are not going to have any
unnecessary cogs to the machinery
of the house when it gets in work
ing order" said Speaker Dalby,
"We will only have such employes
as are absolutely necessary for the
conduct of its business. All soft
snaps and sinecures will be abol
ished. There will be no waste , of
the public money in this direction."
Persons in the know were vastly
amused at the opening of the house
session Wednesday, when Hostel
ler of Buffalo asked for the appoint
ment of a committee to "investigate
the carpet situation in the office of
the chief clerk, and that that com
mittee have power to act.
It seems that two years ago, Fire
Commissioner Ridgell occupied the
office now devoted to the chief
clerk. On account of its proximity
to the house chamber the office
room was largely used by members
during the session for conferences
and tne carpet was badly worn.
Ridgell asked the house to buy a
rew carpet, but Hostetler and oth
ers opposed this and Ridgell, at a
cost of $178 purchased a new carpet
out of fees of his office, which
adorned the floor until the morning
of the assembling of the legislature
when the room was picked for the
occupancy of the chief clerk.
Now in Basement.
Ridgell pulled up the carpet and
had it removed to the basement of
the capital, where it is now evidently
secreted. He will not permit the
members of the legislature to tread
on its velvety softness and is sav
ing it for his successor.
It may be that the committee,
which is yet to be named by the
chairman, may, in its "investigation."
run across the carpet and seize it for
the. use of the chief clerk's room,
which is left bleak and bare of
adornment by the right of the house
to exercise eminent domain in the
Business in the senate is running
along expeditiously because 16 of
its 33 members have had former
McDonald on Deck.
The advance guard of lobbyists
has not yet put in its appearance,
lr we except j. K. McDonald of the
Omaha police force, who is here in
the interest of the new police salary
McDonald .appeared in the city
Tuesday everting and was busy but
tonholing members in the lobby of
the Lindell hotel. He created a
favorable impression and had many
promises of favorable consideration
on the part of out-in-the-state mem
bers. It seems that there has been some
friction on the part of the Douglas
delegation as to which member
should receive the credit of intro
ducing the bill, and to obviate any
embarrassment that may occur from
this, provision is being made to have
the measure introduced by some per
son out in the state, preferably the
Choice of chairman for the house
ways and means committee lies be
tween Good of Nemaha and Hos
tetler of Buffalo. Druesedow of
Douglas may be chairman of cities
and towns, handling legislation af
fecting Omaha. Senator Sadnders
may head the municipal affairs com
mittee of the upper chamber.
German Plot to Buy
Ammunition for Villa
Exposed by Banker
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 8. Brecken
ridge Jones, president of the Mis
sissippi Valley Trust company, said
today that the trust company fur
nished the United States govern
ment the information now being
made public concerning the ship
ment of munitions to Villa on the
Mexican border, and paid for by
F. A. Sommerfeld, now interned as
an enemy alien.
by Aged Nurse for
Devotion to Family
New York, Jan. 8. One mourner
who was invited to the funeral of
Colonel Roosevelt and who could
not attend was Mrs. Mary D. Led
with, 88 years old, of this city, who
for more than 50 years had been a
nurse and governess in the Roose
Colonel Roosevelt's chief charac
teristics, said Mrs. Ledwith, were
his "intense devotion to his family
and his great love for his fellow
men." She said he was the most
vigorous personality she had ever
known. The aged Irish woman's
room was filled with autographed
photographs of the colonel and of
When Mr. Roosevelt married
Miss Edith Carow in 1887, the old
Irish nurse accompanied them to
London on their honeymoon and,
visited Europe with them twice
Kermit Roosevelt is
Told of Death After He
Reads Father's Letter
American Army of Occupation,
Jan. 8. (By Associated Press.)
News of the death of Colonel Roose
velt was withheld by a friend from
Capt- Kermit Roosevelt of the Sev
enth artillery, until the captain hac
been given an opportunity to reac
his father's latest letters. Tht
friend was in Coblenz when tht ,
news was received at army head
quarters there and he delivered th
letter before transmitting advices
on the colonel's death.
Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, jr.
is with the 26th Infantry neat
Montebaun. Dr. Richard Derby,
Colonel Roosevelt's son-in-law, it a
surgeon attached to the headquar
ters of the Second division.
Word of the death of Colonel
Roosevelt was received over the
wires of the American signal corps
and was flashed immediately to all
headquarters in the area of occupa
Oyster Bay Planning
Monument to Roosevelt
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Jan. 8. A
movement to erect here a monu
ment to commemorate the life and
work of Theodore Roosevelt has
Keen innaugurated by leading men
of Oyster Bay and Nassau county.
It was said that the movement
might he extended to become nation-wide,
if it seemed to meet ;
with public approval.
Art Needle Work
Reduced Prices en:
Stamped pieces of all de
scriptions, also "'finished
pieces sewed. v; Novelties
much less. Any number
of fine Values for Thurs
day. Lessons free when materials
are bought in this department.
Established 78 8 6
JAeJsJii'on. Genier. i&r Jiometi
A REDUCED Price at This Store Means REDUCED
for which reason January Sales are Busier than Ever
Fur Trimmed Coats
$59o and $6950"
Formerly $85 to $125
Unusually low prices for unusually fine garments.
Every one of these coats is hand-tailored, by men,
from the best of materials. Rich furs are used in
the trimmings. These values are to be a special
feature Thursday. See them for yourself.
$59.50 and $69.50
You Can Make Important Savings
On Silks and Woolens
If you have failed to share in the January Sales of suits and
dress fabrics, these past few days, you have missed a real
treat. Every yard of material is from our regular stock and
at present reduced prices very much worth while.
flHa.kell'i famois Mack silk.
the entire line, now selling for
much less than usual.
Belding'a pure Afm taffetas,
wear guaranteed. In blacks and
colors. The $2,50 quality,
$1.98 yard; the $2 quality,
$1.69 yard. Both 36 inches wide.
TICrepe de china, an extra
weight, in pink, white, navy,
salmon, gray and taupe (40
inch), $2.25 quality, $1.69, a
HA1I wool Jersey (54-inch), $5
quality, $2.95 a yard.
flPUid dress goods (wool filled),
a particularly good quality for
children's dresses and skirts.
Sold for $1.60, Thursday, 7?c
The best qualities in wool coat
ings. Bolivias, Gunny, Burl, ve
lours, etc. 54-inch materials in
all pood winter colors. Sold up
to $7.50 a yard. Now only
$4.49 a' yard.
HAN 'wool French serges and
poplins (42-inch) sold all season
for $2.25 and $2.50, Thursday,
$1.89 a yard.
The Semi-Annual Sale
of Manhattan Shirts
Commences Thursday Morning
A splendid assortment of patterns from which to
make your selections. All sizes from 14 to 18.
There are no better shirts than Manhattans and at
these sale prices mo3t men will choose several.
$10, $12 shirts, $7.65. $4, $4.50 shirts, $3.15.
$7.50, $8.50 shirts, $6.35 $3.50 shirts, $2.85. 1
$6, $6.50 shirts, $4.85. $3 shirts, $2.15.
$5 shirts, $3.85. $2.50 shirts, $1.35.
The Men's Shop To the Left As You Enter.
These January Linen Values
Can Not Be Duplicated Later
New Low Prices on Uncfermuslins
A clearance of regular stocks
of gowns, combinations, skirts,
envelope chemise, corset cov
ers, chemise, drawers.
$1.75 skirts for $1.49.
$5.25 skirts fop $4. '
$7.00 skirts for $5.
$9.50 skirts for $6.98.
$11.50 skirts for $7.78.
$2 gowns for $1.69.
$2.25 gowns for $1.79.
$3 gowns for $2.29.
$3.50 gowns for $2.69.
Drawers regularly priced
50c to 85c, Thursday,
25c, 29c, 33c, 39c and 49c
Other undermuslins at
2x2-yard cloths ; regularly
$7.50. Extra values,$5.89.
2x2-yard cloths ; regularly
$10. Extra heavy, $6.75.
2x2i2-yard cloths; il2
values for $8.89.
2x3-yard cloths ;
$17.50 napkins, size 22x22
inches; dozen $7.89.
39c qualities for 25c.
50c qualities for 35c.
75c qualities for 59c
$1 qualities for 75c.
(Warranted linen weft)
39c Hucks for 25c.
60c Hucks for 45c.
65c Hucks for 50c.
Ready made, white with
blue borders (linen weft)
35c quality for only 25c
patterns, instead of
10c Turkish cloths, col
ored styles only 7c.
20c Turkish cloths, plain
white and colored borders,
Women's Hosiery Two Specials
Black Cotton Hose
Thursday, only 29c a
Silk Lisle llose, white or
black, garter tops and dou
ble coles, 35c a pair.
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