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ON "AMERICANISM WAR TIME HIS TOPIC AND HE DOES IT JUSTICE. Oalls Upon Everyone to Do His Duty Individual Loyalty Must Bo Held Above All Else. Western NewsnaDer tTninn Nam s.n.in. In honor of Theodore Roosovclt, Lincoln representing the state of Ne braska in its ilftioth anniversary, staged a patriotic parade of great pro portions Thursday afternoon, escorting the ox-presidont to tho capltol grounds wnoro ho made his address "Ameri canism." With all tho vigor at his command ho drove homo tho fundamental truths of tho doctrine of Americanism. Ills apeecu was tompored with kindly con sideration for those of foroicn blood In the country, but ho was emphatic in pointing out tho duty of every Ameri can at tho present time. His speech bristled with epigrams. Hero are some of them: "Tho liborty secured in tho civil war to the black man waB secured only be cause the whito man was willing to, fight to tho death for the union and for the flag to which wo owe undivid ed allegiance." "Tho civil war settled tho great prin; ciplo that wo wore definitely to realize that while peace was normally a good thing, yet that righteousness stood abovo peace, and that tho only good citizens were those who stood ready to face war rather than to submit to an unrighteous or cowardly peace." "It would bo impossible to ovorstato the damage done to the moral ilbor of our country by tho professional pacifist propaganda, the peaco-at-any-price pro paganda which has been growing In strength for the last ten years. The professional pacifists during these two years and a half have occupied precise ly the position of- tho copperheads dur ing the time of Abraham Lincoln. ' First of all wo must insist that all our people practioo tho patriotism of sorvice and that wo give a fervid and undivided loyalty to our common coun try. Patriotism is an affair of deeds and patriotic words are good only In sofar as thoy result in deeds." "Unless we now, at this moment, strive each of us to servo the country according to our several abilities, we art. false to the memories of the na tion builders to whose sagacity and prowess wo owe the creation of this state fifty years ago." "Wo cannot render effective service if tuir loyalty is oven in tho smallest decree divided between this and any other nation. Tho events of the past few years havo conclusively shown that tho men whether of Gormati or any other origin-, who attempts to corn bin allegiance to this country with al lowance to another is necessarily falso to 'his country." "A.s tho last war was opposed only .by those whose public policy was on a level with tho private policy of a man wlo would not oven resent his wife's fao boing slapped by a ruffian or his daughter being kidnapped by a white sla ver." 'I do not like war any more than I lik a house afire. But I count it Just as silly and Just as wicked to refrain irtfni preparing against war and from crushing those who make wicked war, as It is to refuao to preparo against a flrr or to smash a firebug." There were many orders and organ!' zaftons in tho parade that aroused en thusiasm and Interest, but they woro all overshadowed by the presence of tho colonel himself. Bowing and smil Iny almost continually. Mr. Roosevelt in company with Governor Neville, Mayor Miller, Prank H. Woods, presl dent of tho Commercial club, and J. H. Hansen, driving, drovo through tho Biurets lined with cheering people. Many thousands of pooplo lined tho stiots from tho beginning to tho ond of he parade a distance of more than a wile Cars containing tho veterans of Ihe Civil war wore accorded places of ionor and tho fife and drum corps adtfed to tho patriotic music offered by four bands. Tho yoke of oxon, representing the fint Nebraska parados and tho his toilcal cowboys and cowgirls, woro pat,of tho spectacle Tho votorun of th Spanish-American war marched In double file. On tho car carrying Mr. Roosevelt wo tho flags of England and Franco aide by side with tho Stars and Stripes. Th wholo parado was led by the staff corps and tho department of mounted orderlies and Company B of the signal corps, now on police duty In Lincoln, all under direction of Gen. Phil Hall. The Spanish war veterans woro led by Department Commander Foro and Chaplain Kline, under tho direction of Captain Allen. The actual column of march was hmded by Colonel C. J. Bills, marshal of tho day, with nlno mounted aides. Tho dignity and beauty of the masque "Nebraska," presented in con nection with the celebration, mado tlw pageant seem entirely worthy of th events symbolized. ' Tho logical sequence in which rho acts follow, oah furnishing an Important feature in tho development of a great histori cal story, gavo to tho production n umty lacking in somo degree to tho previous pagoanta of Lincoln. The vailous phases of Nobraska's history wf.re pictured In striking stylo nnd with beauty of color, music and motion -to emphasize important incidents. Green's band of Omaha followed, with state guards mounted, led by Ad jutant Genoral Phil Hall. After them camo a column of Lincoln Greeks, fifty strong, who havo enlisted. FIftoen nutomobllos bearing stato of ficers wero next in lino. Lodgos led by Frank Ringer then followed. Twonty-flvo now recruits took thoir placo bohlnd, followed by tho Nobraska stato band. Roosovolt's car was next in lino. His hat was off most of tho timo, bowing and acknowledging cheers. Navy recruits followed, with tho unl vorslty endot band bohlnd them. Then came a double line of nuto mobiles with old soldiers nnd Civil war veterans. Tho Farragut flfo nnd drum corps was In ono of tho cars. There woro thirty machines in this division. Thirteen Bohominns, mostly womon, bearing a bannor "America First" each ono with a lottor of tho Iegond--raisod a storm of npplauso as thoy passed. Tho toam of oxon, used in tho page ant, and a float with an Indian camp and ono with tho old pionoor imple ments, plow, candlo, ox yoke, and tho housowlfe, tho Nobraska state histori cal socloty In tho parado. After tho Wymoro band enmo fifty more automobiles. Every car In tho parado wns streaming with flags and bunting. Sons of tho Amorlcnn revolu tion wero represented by two mounted men In colonial costumes. A dozen negroes marched In tho lino with tho banner "Wb'ro not slackers; we're Americans." Twenty-flvo automobiles ended the procession, which was over a mile long, and took half an hour to pass a given point. the Semi-centennial Visitors from All Over the State Gather to Celebrate It. Nebraska's semi-centennial celebra tion drew an Immense crowd from all over the stato. Tho historical oxhlbit at the city auditorium was filled with interested visitors and alumni day at tho stato farm drow many former uni versity peoplo. A pioneers' meeting at St. Paul church was a mecca for many who llko to live for a few hours each year in the past. Auto racos woro pulled off at tho fair grounds Tuesday evening the "Pageant of No braska" was put on at tho fair grounds coliseum. For tho period of tho seml-centonnlal celebration tho auditorium was filled with relics of pioneer days in No braska, which wore Inspected with in terest by the pioneers, their children and grandchildren not only pictures, letters and possessions left by early statesmen who wero prominent in Ne braska's early beginning but articles common to the dally life of every early settler in the state. Timo has con verted the utterly commonplace of fifty years ago into the treasured of today. When tho silver anniversary was celebrated twenty-five years ago there was no exhibit of relics. The celebration of the golden anniversary of the state, together with Impending changes and tho rapid passing of the ploneerB definitely divides the past from tho future. The larger part of tho pioneer ex hibit is owned by tho state histori cal society which has been recolvlng donations and making collections for years. A largo exhibit brought in by Cedar county will be turned over to tho society. The woman's rollof "orps, tho Daughters and. Sons of the American Revolution have exhibits and thore aro largo numbers of small Individual collections. During tho In spection of tho curios Tuesday morn ing a lino of pioneers stood waiting to register and the state historical socloty will keep a list of nil those visiting tho exhibit for comparison fifty years from now. Patriotism becauso of fifty years of successful statohood now minglos with a newer patriotism, concern for the future. Acknowledgment of things dono well by a stato. during Its fifty years' oxlHtonco, Is palrod with the acknowledgment of greater things to bo done. Tho colobratlon of No braska's semi-contonnial Is also a loavo taking for Nobraska's sons leaving for tho front. Nobraska Is proud of hor standing among statos, and proud of tho response by her sons to tho call to colors. While bands were plaving about tho city recruiting was active at army and navy centers. Tho old flag polo originally fifty foot high, set up at tho establishment of Fort Kearney in 1848 and which was roscued from tho mud and water where it was rotting ten years ago, Is an interesting part of the exhibit. It is now broken off near tho ground. A collection donated to the society by A. M. .Bowling of Hastings include a cacho of flints plowed up at Repub lican City and tho only wool cards preserved from tho early settlers. This collection contains Innumerable Indian arrowheads and other curios. For Support of Soldiers Homes. ' Governor Noville has deceived $9, 525 from tho federal government, tho amount bolng the quarterly payment to tho state for tho support of stato homos for soldiers. Tho government pays tho state at tho rato of $100 a year for each mombor of the state homes. Tho payment is divided as follows: For tho home at Grand Island, $6,525, based on a membership of 2C1; for tho homo at Milford, $2,87fl. based on a membership of 115. The monoy does not go direct to tho sup port of the homos, H W MS TREASURY OFFICIALS SEE BIL LION AND ONE-HALF EXCESS AS REPORTS COME IN. IS TRIUMPH FOR DEMOCRACY Estimated That the Names of Three Million Subscribers Are on the Books Furious Rush Dur ing the Final Hour. Washington, Juno IS. American pa triotism, enthusiasm and momentum have assured tin oversubscription of ,91,000,000,000 to the $2,000,000,000 Lib erty loan. Tho total subscription may reach 9:5,500,000,000. Had tho timo for applications been extended 21 hours, it Is morally cortfjln that Secretary McAdoo couhl have sold $1,500,000,000. "The Liberty loan hns been oversup scribed" said Secretary McAdoo. "It Is Impossible to state the amount of oversubscription at the moment, but the exact figures will be given qut as rapidly as the returns nre received nt the treasury department. "The success of this loan is n genu ine triumph for democracy. It Is the unmistakable expression of America's determination to carry this war for tho protection of American rights and the re-cstubllshment of peace and liberty throughout the world to a swift and successful conclusion. ' "I am deeply grateful to tho bankers, tho business men, the women of Amer ica, the patriotic organizations and the people generally, without whoso cor- j dial co-operation nnd enthuslnstlc sup port success could not have been won. Denominations of 950 aud $100 seemed In strong demand, Indicating that tho hopes of treasury officials for wide popular participation would be realized. It wns estimated the number of subscribers would be nearly three million. U. S. SHIP SUNK IN FIGHT Three Hundred and Fifty Shots Fired During Engagement Four Amer icans Are Killed. Washington, June 18. Tho Ameri can tank steamer Morenl was sunk by a German submarine June 12 ufter a running light of two hours. Four of the crew lost their lives. The story Is told in this statement by the state department: "The department of stnte Is Informed of the sinking of the American tnnk steamer Morenl about six o'clock on the morning or June 12 after a two hour running fight with a German sub marine. "Tho vessel was first fired upon from an estlmnted distance of 8,000 ynrds at four o'clock. The steamer, which was armed and carried a gun crew, re turned the shots and attempted to es cape. There was a light breeze and smooth sen. The submarine was hard ly visible. After 150 shots In reply to some 200 shots fired by the submarine, tho crew abandoned the vessel, which was all ablaze, taking to the lifeboats in a fiery sea. "Half an hour nftor the vessel was sunk the crew wns picked up by a pass ing stenmer. Forty-three of the original crew of forty-seven were landed. Six of these were slightly hurt and placed In n hospital. All the gunners wore saved." ATHENS SEIZED BY ALLIES Entente Troops Land at Piraeus and Castella and March on Capital Kaiser Grieves for Greece. Athens, June 10. The entento forces are now landing at Pircus and Castella. Some of the troops aro oc cupying the heights near Phalcrum bay and others are marching on Ath ens. The former Icing sailed on n British warship on Thursdny. "Obeying the necessity of fulfilling my duty toward Greece, I am depart ing from my beloved country with the heir to the throne and am leaving my son Alexander my crown. I beg you to nccept my decision with calm,, us the slightest Incident muy lend to a grent cntnKtroplio." The Hague, June 1(1. A Cologne dispatch says that the news of King Constantino's abdication created a painful Impression at German head quarters. The emperor expressed great chagrin and sent his brother-in-law nnd Queen Sophln a message of sym pathy. U. S. Labor Aids Russia. Washington, June 14. Samuel Gotn pers, president of the American Fed eration of Labor, cabled a message to James Duncan, representing organized labor In the United States diplomatic mission to Russlu, to contend for de mocracy and national Independence at the conference of socialistic bodies to be held In Potrograd. John D. Aids University. St. Louis, June 18. The general edu cation board, founded by John D. Rockefeller, hns written Its check for $1,000,000 and will mall It .In a few days to Washington university for use In financing research In surgery. Fix Income Tax Exemption. WuHhington, Juuu 18. An Income tax exemption allowance of $200 for each dependent child of a taxable par ent aud reduction of the tux on bank checks to 1 cent wero decisions reached by the Semite finance body. AIR RAID ON LONDON NINETY-SEVEN PERSONS KILLED AND 437 WOUNDED DY BOMBS. Ten School Children Are Slain and Fifty Injured Great Battle' In Air. London, .funo 10. The death of 07 persons and the Injury of -III" In yester day's air raid was announced In the house of lords by tho earl of Derby, secretary of state for war. The sec retary said ho feared these figures would be exceeded when fuller reports had been received. The motorcar used by Vice Admiral Kims, commander of the American na val forces In European waters, was In the vicinity of one of the areas vhleh was bombarded most heavily. This gave rise to a report that the admiral had hall a narrow escape from a bomb, but later It was learned that he was not In the car nt tho time. The East end of the city wns bom barded by IB airplanes. A large num ber of British airplanes pursued tho Germans, who Hew over Essex to Lon don. The German airplanes appeared over London shortly before noon. A great battle occurred in tho air. Tho In vaders were attacked by antiaircraft guns as well as by British aviators. A bomb struck a schoolhouse, killing ten children nnd injuring fifty. Ono German airplane Is reported to hnvo been brought down. , The East end of London, In which llvo the city's poor, suffered heavily DEFENSE Principal Items in $3,500,000,000 Army and Navy Defi ciency Appropriation Approved by Congress. Washington, Juno 15. Hero arc tho Items exceeding $10,000,000 In tho $3,f00,000,000 nnny and navy deficiency appropriation approved by congress: Construction of the mer chantmen ($750,000,000 authorized) $403,000,000 Field and siege guns, am munition 307,000,000 Army clothing, equipage.. 231,538,548 Army pay, enlisted men ... 220,882,500 Army transportation 221,0021,740 Army subsistence 183,020,040 Field and siege nrtlllery.. 155,000,000 Army ammunition (small army) 131,048,000 Army ordnance supplies... 100,550,000 Army quartermasters' sup plies 101,800,114 Army engineer operations. 04,500,000 Pny of tho navy 75,508,072 Army horses 25,000,000 For procuring, producing, reserving nnd handling ammunition for vessels.. 08,004,858 Machine guns 05,000,000 Army arms mnnufucturo.. 55,349,000 Army bnrracks 47,003,814 Airplanes nnd nvlntlon.... 43,450,000 Bureau of construction and repair of navnl vessels.. 57,327,340 Army pay, officers of line. 42,000,000 Army engineer equipment. 85,870,000 Bureau of steam engineer ing 34,000.500 For provisions, rations of nnvy, const guard and lighthouse service, navnl reserve force, etc 31,740.002 from the raid. Bombs fell In many congested districts, nnd, while tho num ber of casualties has not been ascer tained, two hospltnls report handling more thnn llftycuses. J REGISTRATION NOT A t BAR TO ENLISTMENT g A i Chicago. The United States t t army Is In urgent need of men. ' The formation of 51 new regl- t t ments offers a rare opportunity J ' for training in the finest pructl- t t cnl military school of tho nn- tlon, our nrmy, which Is also the ( backbone of our lund defense. t . and opens for the American a ' t field of advancement through J achievement which bus herettv- J t fore been unequnled. t J Unmurrled men between the ' nges of eighteen and forty enn t volunteer for sorvice In the rcg- J ular army for the period of the t war. Men between tho nges ov' ' twenty-ono and thirty-one who i ' have registered can also enlist, . and, In my opinion, .should do so ' In preference to nwaltlng tho so- ' lection by universal service, be- t t cause they will receive a mill- . tnry foundntlon that will placo t t them In an excellent position for J future ndvancement In tho grent t t armies that will bo called later, i F. It. KENNEY, I t Captain Commanding District. ' Twenty Killed In Explosion. New York, June 10. Twenty work men were killed nnd hurled under parts of the walls of a mixing building of the Amorlcnn Sugnr Refining com pany's plant In Brooklyn, which wero ripped apart by nn oxploslon. Japan to Send a Mission. Washington, Juno 1(5. Japan will send a mission to tho United States. Tho mission will havo broad powers, especially In diplomatic consultation, and Is expected to leave Japan during tho first part of July. i BRITISH DRIVE FORCES FOES TO ABANDON POSTS FROM ST. YVES TO LYS. OFFENSIVE IS BIG SUCCESS Major General Maurice, Chief Director of Military Operations at War Of fice, Says MeBslnes Battle Was Great Victor. London, June 10. Important sec tions of the Gorman front between tho Lys river and St. Yves have been abandoned by tho Germans, It was an nounced officially on Thursday. British troops are reported as fol lowing the reatreatlng Germans closely and have made considerable progress east of Plocgsteort wood. The statement Is as follows: "Our further advance east of Mes sines, combined with tho pressure of our troops south of the front of our attack, has compelled the enemy to abandon Important sections of his first line defensive system in tho area be tween tho Hlver Lys nnd St. Yves. Our troops have followed up the enemy closely and have made considerable progress east of Ploegsteert wood. Wo also gained ground during the night In the neighborhood of Gaspard. "We raided enemy trenches during tho night north of Bullecourt nnd south of Hoogo and captured a few prisoners In each case." COST ! Army gas masks and med ical supplies 20,780,000 For bnttorles, merchant ships and auxiliaries ... 20,072.000 For reserve and miscella neous ordnance supplies .20,200,0Q0 Alteration and maintenance of mobllo nrtlllery, In cluding purchnso and mnnufncturlng of ma chinery therefor 25,000,000 Army pay, quartermaster's enlisted men 24,800.128 For new battcrlcB for Bhlps for tho nnvy 22,333,000 For ammunition, merchant ships, and auxiliaries... 10,088,800 Coal and other fuel for ships. Including transpor tation 10,302,420 Army pny, medical corps enlisted men 18,748,000 For ordnance and ordnnnco stores, armament of ships, etc 10,005,300 Army pny medical corps of ficers 15,131,752 Scncoast cannon ammuni tion 12,255,000 Army qunrtcrmastcrs, Inci dental expense 8,000,000 For purchnso nnd mnnu fncturlng torpedoes nnd nppllnnces 11,242,000 For navy nvlntlon equip- tnentr r 11.000.000 Army post sanitation 10,540,100 Smnll nrms, target prac tice 17,500,000 The Messlnes offensive was the most successful attack which tho British havo yet made, every single objective that was marked In the preliminary plans having been attained, snld MaJ. Gen. F. B. Maurice, chief director of military operations at the wur office, In his weekly talk. PERSHING NOW IN FRANCE Big Crowds Greet American General Met by General Joffre and Other Notables. Paris, June 15. Major General Pershing and stair have arrived In Paris. The general received n tumult uous welcomo ns ho proceeded through the thronged boulevard. At tho sta tion ho wns welcomed by Marshal JolVre, Ambassador Sharp nnd Paul Palnleve, minister of wur. After tho greetings hud taken place, tho party drovo In open carriages through the Grand boulevard, Genoral Porshlng riding with Minister Paln leve and Marshal Joffro with Ambassa dor Sharp to u hotel on the PIuco do Concorde, which will bo tho heudquur ters of tho American officers during their stay in tho French capital. U. 8. Cutter Sunk. Los Angeles, Cnl., June 14. Tho U. S. coast guard cutter McCulloifgh was sunk when It wns rammed by the steamship Governor off Point Arguello. The crew of tlu McCullough was res cued. Smoot Resolution Adopted. Washington, Juno 18. Tho sennto on Frldny udoptcd tho Smoot resolu tlon culling on the secretary of war to stnto whether tho Enfield rifle has been adopted for nrmy use In place of tho Springfield rifle. Liberty Bonds Above Par. New York, June, 18. Initial trims actions In Liberty bonds, trading In which began on tho New York stock exchange nt noon Friday, were above pur, A lot of $10,000 sold at par and 1-50. 6 i s h mm I SEIZE DRAFT EVADERS U. S. OFFICERS ARREST MANY SLACKERS IN COUNTRY. Two Men Convicted In Federal Courts of Conspiracy Against Con scription Law. Washington, Juno 14. President Wilson, who now has under considera tion the regulations for exemption from military service, expects to Initiate the first drawing of names for the selective draft about July 1, ac cording to information obtained nt tho White House. New York, Juno 14. -Louis Kramer nnd Morris Becker, nntlconscrlptlon Ists, who proudly ncclnlmed themselves anarchists opposed to all governments, were found guilty of conspiracy In the federal district court. Tho specific charge was that the defendants con spired to persuade men of conscript age not to register under tho selective draft law by distributing llteraturo nt it Socialistic meeting. Three men who were arrested at n meeting of the No-Conscrlptlon lengue, Where Emma Goldman and others de nounced the wnr nnd the nrmy, wero held for the grand Jury charged with refusing to register for tho selectlvo draft. They are Phillip Lavlne. Her man Wascow and Wllllnm Ucrrguth. Milwaukee, June 14. Wurrants wero Issued for six persons who faltcd to register under the selectlvo draft net In Milwaukee. Virginia, Minn.. June 14. Nick Luonu, nged twenty-eight, nnd an I. V. , was shot in tho back here by Patrolman Pickle while running nwny from urrest on u charge of being a slacker. Ho Is expected to recover. St. Paul, Minn., June. 14. Edward Boskl, editor of tho Referendum nt Farlbnult, Minn., wns nrrestcd hero by n federal ngent on u churgo of printing articles discouraging enlist ment. He wns indicted by tho federal grand Jury recently. WAR TAX BILL CUT $9,000,000 Senate Finance Committee Takes Tar Iff Off Athletic Goods, Patent Medicines. Wnshngton, June 10. Tho house war tax bill was decrensed about $0, 000,000 more when tho senate finance commtttco on Thursdny decided to re duce tho manufacturers' tax on ath letic goods, patent medicines, per fumeries and cosmetics from 5 to 2 per cent. Rates of distilled spirits, malt liquors, wines nnd soft drinks, raising an nggregnto of about $100,000,000, were approved virtually as drafted by tho house. Tho commltteo also ratified Its for mer tentntlve approvnl of amendments by Senator Goro of Oklahoma placing prohibitory taxes upon ccrcnls used in mnnufncturlng distilled spirits for boverngo purposes and prohibiting im portation of such bovernges. Reduction of tho tnx on patent medi cines Involves a revenue loss of moro thnn $5,000,000, nnd nt tho now rate of 2 per cent will Include nbout $3,400, 000 Instead of $8,500,000. The reduction In tho rato of athletic goods will reduce prospective revenues from that sourco from $2,000,000 to $800,000. U. S. LINER ?INKS DIVER Kroonland Rams German 8ubmarlno While on Way Home French Liner Sunk 190 Perish. At an Atlantic Port, Juno 15. De struction of n German submarine by the American steamship Kroonland was reported by tho merchantman upon her nrrlvnl In nn American har bor. Her officers refused to discuss the encounter except to say that by agile maneuvering tho Kroonland managed to ram and sink the U-boat shortly nfler two of tho underwuter bouts had attacked tho merchantman, ono from either side. Tho Kroonland lost it blade from her propeller. Boston, Juno 15. Tho Loylnnd liner Anglian, which left Boston May 80 for Liverpool, has been torpedoed nnd sunk by a Gcrtmm submnrlno, ac cording to cnblo messages received by agents here. Paris, Juno 15. Tho French South Atlantic liner Sequann, 5,557 tons, with 550 passengers on bourd, hns been torpedoed and sunk with a loss of 100 men. NAMES R0CKF0RD ARMY CAMP War Office Announces Approval of Illi nois Town as One of Canton ment Sites. Wnshlngton, Juno 10. Tho war de partment nnnounccd on Thursday ap-i provnl of tho following four national' army cantonment sites, completing tho 10 sites to bo selected: Rockford, HI.; Yuphank, South Haven. L. I.; Annup olls J unction, Md., and Petersburg, Vn. Armed British Ship Sunk. Louden, Juno 18. The British armed merchant cruiser Avenger wns torpe doed nod sunk In the North sea on Wednesday night. All but ono of tho crew were saved. Several Norwegian ships woro sunk on Friday. British Capture 100,000. London June 18. Moro than 100, 000 prisoners hnvo been taken by tho British during tho wnr, Jumcs Ian MucPhPrson, parliamentary secretary to tho wnr olllce, announced on Friday In tho house of commons.