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FRENCH ADMIRAL MISSTATEMENT U. S. Navf, Second in World, , Will Be Big Factor in Win ning War. ARRANGES JOINT ACTION Washington, May 2.-Vice Admiral Chocheprat, representing the ministry of marine in the French mission here, issued a statement today which, in part, follows: "The United States is in posses sion of the most powerful fleet in the world next to the British and this is bound to weigh heavily in hastening the day when final victory will be wrung from the foe. "You must not expect me to discuss in detai' our general war plans, espe cially as regards our campaign against enemy submarines. I need only say that that is a question claiming pri ority above all others. Arranging for Co-Operition. "You will understand that I have fully and frankly explained 'he" problems to your high naval officials. I have every reason to hope that we shall 'auccecd in establishing the closest possible co-operation be tween the American and allied navies for the assurance of the freedom of the seas, the protection oj trade and ihe triumph of our rights." Conferences between the members of the mission and representatives of the United States continued. Britons May Come West. The British mission expects to be here at least ten days longer. Then the party will leave for New York and possibly a short trip into the mid dle Wf St. Several experts wilt remain perma nently in Washington to. help, work out the arrangements agreed upon and to reinforce the staff of the British embassy. Included would probably be a thipping, munitions, food and trade expert. v ain Harris Of Ship Vacuum Lands in Safety Liverpool, May 2. Captain Harris of the Vacuum reports that eighteen men of bit crew were lost. Eight gunners and eighteen member! of the crew were saved. I ieuenant Thomas. United States iavv. I ,at his life by the linking of Hie Va.-uum. according to a telegram 'ineived from Captain Harris from m American consul here, H. L. Wnth'iM'on. a:jir. Hams also reportt that ' vn H, I. 're died of exposure after l.p.fg landed and that A. Donald, i.l. Fisclur and C. F. Luckhan were "" ' .... Lurvc. Donald, Fischer and Luckhan ere member, of the United States .ii- I miar.l Ml thl VaUUm. The foil iwuig naval gunnen from ine vuniu.n navc uccn wsn. t t ' 1 times E. Williams lohn Williams t eurue W. Parker, Oswald H. Lucke, Uiiiry j: Mussliorn, jr. Member! of Crew Lost. The folljiving members of the crew -. Aero lo,t Capt Mturaltt'(l V J hl Kirk, ihlff iMilinnr, H.-ti'. St-V YitrH. F"-i If J. lnvUn, ' annlHtuiil I'ltifln -r. V. If. era twiir.i itn 'rlnMni'" Fl' nit." I',-. J a 1'Ii h" himi. qUHrlrniOHip.. ivint v lllalon, Cnllcan. -V, Bu-il. AOr(lK. K Tirvlt. , I. Vlrn. IV. Gritf. J DtiMllM. ftremn; T K. ItaUMOB, B. uun. A. PliWUtll. V. lthUmlllva, iMmc J. Mullr, oooa, (may ua Jim. I ti ' h'-u Brooklyn). " Picked Up by Patrol Boat. Londi.n, May 2. Nine survivors, including Captain S. S. Harris, from th. American oil tank iteamer Vacuum which was sunk by Ger man submarine Saturday have been landed. Thii make! twenty-seven men saved from a total of forty-five aboard the vessel. Cantaiu Harris wired to the of fices of the Vacuum company that hit with Third Mate E. D. Husted of Mount Vernon, N. Y. the boatswain, nd six gunner! were picked up by a patrol boat and landed. Omaha Man Is Nephew of Inventor of Whitehead Torpedo The big Whitehead torpedo on ex. hibition in the Burgess-Nash store windows has more than a passing war interest for John W. read, book keeper in the office of the city comp troller. It was Mr. Fead'i uncle who invent ed this torpedo, which ii the type now in use by all hrst-clast powers, lohn Whitehead ii the man who in. vented thii torpedo, the first really workable, self-propelling torpedo. He was a Scotchman and was dubbed a knight by Queen Victoria for his services in perfecting thii engine of death. The Omaha man's moth.r was John Whitehead's sister, and the Omaha man was named for the in ventor. His full name is John White head Fead. Logan Red Cross Workers Raise Two Hundred Dollars Logan, lav" May 2. (Special Tel- posited at "ouncil Bluffs $208 and a list of 196 names with the Red Cross chapter at Council Bluffs. BRITISH WAR DEBT 4 BILLION POUNDS Andrew Bonar Law Tells House of Commons 822,000,000 Pounds to Allies. TO REQUISITION SHIPS London, May 2. Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, in his speech introducing the fourth war budget in the House of Commons to day, said that since the beginning of the war 822,000,000 had been ad vanced to Greal Britain's allies and 142,000,000 to its dominions. The national deft, he said, stands at 3,854,000,000, less advances to the allies and dominions. The total of the 5 per cent war loan, the chancellor announced, was 966.048.000. and of the 4!4 per cent loan 821,000,000. War savings cer tificates had produced mort than 72,000,000. During the war, the chancellor ad ded, the national expenditures had been 4.318.000.000, of which .1,U,- 000.000 was out of the revenue. The tobacco duty. Mr. Bonar Law stated, would be increased Is lOd per pound and the excess profits tax raised trom ou to bu per ceni. into per cent excess profits tax was effec tive from January 1 last, he ir.id. Thi. irnvernment. continued the chancellor, would requisition all ships and by this rrcans it would take the excessive shipping pronts. U. S. T.oani to France and Italy. Washington, May 2.Loana by the United States Government of S100,- 000.000 each to France and Italy will i - , : i:-..t.. I ...:n k.i De maac imn.cunucijr iuu win the total advanced to the allies to date to $400,000,009. Other contemplated loans may bring the total advance to the allies up to $1,250,000,000 before proceeds are available from the first offering of bonds under the war f.nan :e act. Girl Walks Out Of Own Door and Man Seizes Her Attacked by a man ten feet from her home, Esther M. Abbott, 17 years old, daughter of Frank Abbott, a junior in Central High school and prominent in the younger social set, is in a critical condition at her home, 117 North Twenty-sixth itreet. Miss Abbott Tuesday night shortly after supper opened the kitchen door and as she . '..-pped outside was ac costed by a powerfully built man. Is there anything you want, sua asked him. "Yes, you." Suddenly he seized her and stuffed handkerchief in her mouth. Miss Abbott fought with all her strength to break away from the man who was dragging her to a shed in the rear. In her struggle she managed to tear the handkerchief from her mouth and frantically screamed for help. Her mother and father and neigh bor women rurhed to her assistance, but the man escaped them. Miss Abbott fainted shortly after and did not regain consciousness for nearly an hour. I Detectives Chapman, Cunningham and Police Sergeant Russell searched the neighborhood and arrested John frahm. painter. IMS Dodge itreet. "That's the man," Miss Abbott screamed upon seeing Frahm. She fainted immediately after and is m a hysterical condition. Others aUo identified Frahm. Frahm was arraigned In police court yesterday on the charge of commit' ling assault with felonious intent He waived preliminary examination and was bound over to the district court under bonds of $1,500. Miss Abbott, his alleged victim, was in court with her mother. Police Await Mystery Man To Identify Prisoners Twelve men, all arrested as suspects in the murder of Druggist Smith Sat urday night, were lined up before John A, Lee, messenger, 2702 south Nineteenth Street. He picked out Fred Miner, 1110 Farnam. While he did not say that Miner was one of the three slayers ot bmith, he said the suspect resembled him so much that he waa almost positive. u V, Warfield said he was so nervous and excited that he could not identify the men if he saw them. The "Man of Mystery," upon whose information the twelve were arrested, failed to show up at headquarters. Lee is the man who met the bandits at the door as they were escaping from the drug store. GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED NOW ON STAGE. MISS ALMA KNIGHT. MISS ALMA KNIGHT IN MUSICAL COMEDY, Omaha Girl Who Disappeared Three Tears Ago Now on Stage in Ohio. PLAYS SOUBRETTE PARTS Miss Alma Knight, pretty 22-year- old seminary graduate, who disap peared from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Knight, Twentieth and California streets, three years ago, has been located. She is nlaving this week at Mas- silon, O., in a tabloid musical comedy, as soubrette, under the name ot Gwendolyn LeMars. The company consists of fifteen members, twelve being chorus girls. When Miss Knight disappeared her parents feared she had met with foul play. Several other girls of her age also were reported missing about the same time. Miss Knight's disap pearance was shrouded in mystery and caused a sensation. , An attempt made by The Bee to notify the girl's parents met with failure. They moved away soon after her disappearance and neighbors as serted they left the city. Discovery of Miss Knight's where abouts was made by Miss Anna Hill, who is playing a vaudeville engage ment there. Miss Hill appears in burlesque here. In a letter to a Bee reporter she says: I sot homesick for Umaha this eek when I met Alma Knight, known on the stage as Gwendolyn LeMars. Her home is in Omaha, she is playing a soubrette part in a "tab" turkey show here. We had quite a talk about Omaha. She said she knew you." Socialists Sing Revolutionary Song as They March by Palace Amsterdam (Via London), May 2. An drderly socialist May day pro cession was held today. Banners car ried by the marchers bore inscrip tions calling for peace and the main tenance of Holland's neutrality. As the May day procession passed the royal palace the marchers intoned the "Internationale," the hymn of the international socialists. 1 he police did not interfere. There also wai a socialist May day procession at Rotterdam, in which Russians, Poles, Germans and Bel gians participatedNand sang songs in their respective languages. The Rus sians carried red banners, inscribed, "Long live the Russian republic," and "Long live the proletariat!" Treasury Employes Are Urged to Give to Red Cross ''Chicago, May 2. Employes of the treasury department in Chicago are asked to contribute part of their sal aiies to the Red Cross in a circular letter from Secretary McAdoo. Every employe receiving a salary of $1,000 or less is asked to contribute 50 cents, each receiving a salary of $1,000 to $2,000 to contribute $1, and each employe and official receiving a nigner salary to contribute $i, GOMPERS WARNED AGAINSTJLOTTERS Labor Chief Testifies He Ad vised Former Congressmen to Shun Pro-German Associates. TESTIMONY HITS RINTELEN New York, May 2. Efforts to em broil this country with Mexico and Japan so as to stop the shipment of munitions from the United States to the entente allies were by his own as sertion made by Captain Frani Rin telen of the German navy, according to testimony given here today at his , trial on a charge of conspiracy with seven other men, Americans, to fo ment strikes in munition factories and on docks. The testimony was given by John C. Hammond, an advertising man, who said Rintelen came to him with a plan to carry on a pro-German pub licity campaign, details of which he gave the Department of Justice at the time. Gompera Testified. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, testi fied that he warned former Represen tative Frank Buchanan, one of the de fendants, that he ought not to asso ciate with some of the men, since in dicted and now on trial with Buch anan. Mr. Gompers said this warn ing was given in-Atlantic City in the spring of 1915. 1 "I asked him to consider- his ac tions before operating with any of the men whom I had seen his name associated within the newspapers." Mr. Gompers said. "I mentioned Her man Schulteis and Henry B. Martin." Martin was the first president of Labor's National Peace council, which is alleged to have attempted to paralyze the country's munitions traf fic. Efforts Foolish. Mr. Gompers swore that Buchanan told him it was his desire to stop the war by preventing the transporta tion of munitions to Europe. Mr. Gompers said he warned Mr. Buchan an his endeavors were both foolish and unneutral. This was his response, the labor leader asesrted, to Mr. Buchanan's announcement that he had come to criticise him because he was opposed to the movement undertaken by the peace council. Turks Again Set Foot in Mush, Which Russ Evacuate Constantinople. Tuesday. May 1 (Via London, May 2). The evacua tion by the Russians of Mush, in Turkish Armenia, is announced by the war office. The town has been occupied by the Turks. THOMPSON BELDEN &CO. eDr2PZ?asfo? (?pnfar6r7f6mpfz &stabfishpd 686 Important Sale Remnants of Silks and Woolens, now displayed in 16th St. Windows. See Friday's papers for details. Subject Aprons For Maids, Nurses and styles for store and office wear. Maid's Aprons, long or short bib, plain or trimmed styles, 60c, 65c, 75c, 85c, $1.00. Maids' Caps of plain mull and cambric, with bows and lace trim mings, 15c to 50c. Nurses' Aprons, fitted or gathered Caps to match, 75c, 85c, $1.00, $1.25; Caps, 25c. Aprons for atore and office wear, made of good quality black sat een, all sizes, 35c, 40s, 60c, 75c. A Special Fancy Tea Aprons, Thursday, Half Price. 65c, 83c; 85c, 43c; $1.00, 50c; $1.25, 63c; $2.25, $1.13. Third Floor Women's Gauze Union Suits, 35c A very good garment of gauze, low neck, sleeveless, fitted or wide knee, 35c. Extra sizes, 45c. Use Utopia Yarns To the End That Painstaking Labor may Be Assured a i Satisfactory Return. The unvarying excellence of Utopia Yarns is secured through strict attention to every detail of manufacture. Their extreme softness, elastic ity, evenness of thread and per manancy of color, result from the use of only the highest qual ity of wool and from the ex treme care employed in every step of the cleaning, spinning and dyeing. Lessons without charge in all branches of knitting, under the supervision of our expert in structor, Miss Steenstrup, 10 A. M to 12 M., 3 to 5 P. M. Finished models for guidance. Art Needlework, Third Floor Colored Parasols Be Ready for May Showers A new departure colored par asols, made rain proof; with short handles and loops for the arm, priced $5, $6, $7.50. A complete selection of umbrellas from $1 to $10. , Colored Wash Linens A favored fabric for summer suits, frocks and skirts. Best linens are constantly advancing in price, due to difficulties of importing. So these prices are worth considering. 36-inch and 45-inch, in a large selection of colors, 85c and $1.00 a yard. Foundation Silks A complete variety of silk and cotton fabrics suitable for slips, linings and the like; 36-inch, 60c and 59c a yard. Clever New Suits Of a quality of tail oring and fabric that is notable. $25, $35, $45 The Store for Blouses New wash styles, dainty and attrac tive, m o d e r a t ely priced. 95c,$1.95,$2.95 Becoming Coats Different f a b r ics, styles that are not common-place. $15,$19.50,$25 -'lllllllHIIMMIIMIIIHIINMHHIIIIIHHIMIIIIIimilllllHIIIIIIHIIMMIIHHIMIMI Jjllllllllllllllllllllillillllllllllllllllllllllllim Omaha War News i Vincent Ayres, Deadwood, S. D., joined the navy as hospital apprentice Wednesday, fie belonged to the Boy Scouts and won prizes in first aid work. '. ' Knud Peter Evlad Knudsen. 33. v once lived in Denmark and learned to hate the kaiser because of seizure of Danish territory. Later Knud served in the Danish navy as torpedo handler, before he came to Gordon. j Neb., to liv- Wednesday he joined the i.avy as machinists s mate. PIIm CurW ta t 14 Dr. OruffeiiU refund money If Piso Ointment foile to cure ill-hint, Blind. Bleedlnt or Pro. irudint Pile. Firat application relUveg. SOe. Bill to Pool American War Risks With Allies Washington, May 2. Pooling of American war risk insurance with the allies is proposed in an adminis tration Mil Introduced today. American ships and caraoes would be reinsured by the allies and the united Mates would reinsure allied ships and cargoes. An appropriation of $25,000,000 is to be asked, which will include insur ance on the lives of seamen on Amer ican merchant ships. - Liability for loss of life would be placed between $1,500 and $5,000, with proportionate indemnity for injuries. uwners ot all vessels insured bv the government would be required to take out insurance upon the lives of officers and crew. 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