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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 11. 1317.
ONE MORE BLOW AND RUPPRECHt HUSTRETREAT German Tenancy of Dominant Positions in Flanders Ends and Hold On Belgian . Coast is Broken. (By Associated Frees.) Field Marshal Haig, with the help of the French, has struck another suc cessful blow in the Ypres salient and the German tenancy of the dominant ridge east of Ypres is nearing an end. The British yesterday captured further sections of the ridge in the direction of Passchendaele and Erit ish guns now dominate that part still in German hands, as well as the rail way centers of Staden, Roulers and Menin, and the railroad between Roulers and Menin. German counter-attacks came promptly last night after yesterday's allied advance in Flanders, but were launched in only a limited area and without any success of moment. French Press On. The French were not disturbed in the occupation of their new wqn ground. The French, indeed, forged further ahead, pressing eastward from the village of Draeibank and occupy ing Papegoet farm. One more stroke perhaps two and the Germans must bow before the superior power of the allies in Flanders, and retreat. Should the Germans retire to the line of Bsuges-Thielt-Courtrai-Lille, they would re linquish their hold on the greater part of the Belgian coast now used by them for submarine bases. Bernstorff Head Of Sabotage Plots In U. S. and Canada ; (Continued From Face One.) factory for supplying munitions of war. Railway embankments and bridges must not be touched. Embassy must in no circumstances be compromised. Similar precautions must be taken in regard to Irish pro-German propa ganda. (Signed.) "Representative of Geueral Staff." Planned Influencing Congress. The following telegram from Count Bernstorff o the foreign office in Berlin was sent in September, 1916: "September 15. With reference to report of A. N., two hundred and sixty-six of May tenth, nineteen sixteen. The embargo conferenc in regard to whose earlier fruitful co-operation Dr. Hale can give information, is just about to enter upon a vigorous cam paign to secure a majority in both houses of congress favorable to Ger many, and requests further support. There is no possibility of our being compromised. Request telegraphic reply." Probably from Von Igel. Presumably these papers form part of those taken by the American se cret service men in the raid oft the office of Wolf von Igel in New York. That Count Bernstorff" was fully aware of the intimate danger in Mthich he personally was placed by the raid on the secret German files is now re called by newspaper men who had daily relations with him. He did not hesitate to express the belief that his official tenure in Washington was bound to be very short. When re minded that nothing in the state of the negotiations then in progress be tween his embassy and the State de partment regarding interference with American commerce indicated any such critical situation, he darkly hinted that there were other matters not published that might cause trouble, and that he himself might be the victim of misrepresentation to the State department Dr. Hale Wilson's Biographer. Dr. William Bayard Hale was a special representative of President Wilson in Mexico in 1913 and was frequently referred to as the- presi dent's biographer. Early in the war his articles from Berlin attracted at tention by reason of the intimate re lations he seemed to have with high officials of the German foreign of fice. Mrs. Hale was with him in Ger many. She also wrote many articles that were calculated to give the world the most favorable impression of Germany's aims and methods of warfare. She was one of the leaders in the women's movement to secure an embargo on arms and ammunition. Evidence Explains Embargo Fight. State department officials regard the evidence that has come to them as a simple explanation of the rapid ity and strength with which the em bargo movement swept the country, finally finding expression in congress in the McLenore resolution to forbid Americans to travel on ships carrying arms and ammunition to Europe. One of the earlier focal points of the movement was the conference held in Chicago, where protests were made. Afterwards meetings were held in many cities and the mails and telegraph wires were congested with messages to the White House and capitol, carrying appeals to stop or so check the movement of supplies to the allies. O'Leary Closely Watched. Records at the department fail to indicate that Keating, MacGharrity or O'Leary ever were arrested, although O'Leary, whose publication Bull re cently was suppressed as of seditious character, has been an object of secret service agents' close attention for some time. At the office of Senator Husting it was said John P. Keating was at one time identified with the so-called American embargo conference which put up the money for a flood of tele grams sent to congressmen early in 1916, advocating a munitions embargo. No one here today, however, could definitely identify the Keating men tioned in the Zimmerman telegram. Senator Husting has a copy of a circular letter sent out in May, 1916, by the American embargo conference in a peace propaganda, urging "re cipients to read Dr. William Bayard Hale's book on the armed ship ques tion, enclosing form letters to be used in writing congressmen. Boehm a German Agent." , . Captain Boehm, mentioned in the dispatch of January 3, was a German secret agent who operated for some time in the United States. His activi ties included an investigation of the Mexican crisis, on which he made a lengthy memorandum on March 1, 1916. Boehm's activities were brought to i close- .because his tongue was too loose for the good of the German service. The government files here contain a report of the German mili tary information bureau dated March 21, 4916, which says: "Captain Boehm decided to leave after reports received here were sub mitted to him to the effect that mem bers of the press were informed as to his personality and the purpose of his being here. Too great confidence of his fellow men, especially the mem bers of the American Truth society, was probably the cause of his be coming quickly known here." Secretary Lansing said the tele grams had not been sent through the State department, thus leaving the in ference that they must have moved through one of the neutral legations. . Count Was Head of System. In this latest step of exposures the State department believes it has re moved the last doubt that Count von Bernstorff, was the directing head in America of the German machine for espionage. The revelations of the part played by Jeremiah O'Leary was not unexpected and the fact that his name was suggested by Sir Roger Casement, who later was executed in England on the charge of treason, al ready had been indicated in earlier disclosures made -by the department. The injection of the name "Dr. Hale" into the German organizatin was something of a surprise, however, and gave immediate rise to speculation as to just what individual was meant. Dr. William Bayard Hale, acting as a newspaper correspondent, was then in Germany and admittedly close to the Berlin government. No Comment from Lansing. Secretary Lansing adhered to the same policy of silence today as has characterized previous disclosures, adding this last chapter of German perfiry without comment or inter pretation. It has been understood that the State department and the De partment of Justice have other records of Bernstorff's activities. Publication of the German foreign office's message, referring to Jeremiah O'Leary caused many smiles of grim satisfaction at the White House. It was recalled that during the last pres idential campaign O'Leary, as presi dent of the American Truth society, telegraphed the president that he and many xther Americans would not vote for Mr. Wilson on account of his international policy. Wilson's Cutting Reply. The president replied from his summer home at Shadow Lawn, un der date of September 29, 1916: "Your telegram received. I would feel deeply mortified to have you or anybody like you vote for me. Since you have access to many disloyal Americans and I have not, I will ask you to convey this message to them. (Signed), "WOODROW WILSON." Connected With Bolo Pasha. The correspondence made public by the State department has connected Bernstorff with the French traitor, Bolo Pasha, whom he supplied with funds to corrupt the French press and strengthen the peace party in France. Today's disclosures follow naturally, developing the former ambassador's close connection with the extensive sabotage which prevailed, to some ex tent in the United States and to a larger degree in Canada, with the pur pose of crippling the sources of mu nitions and food supplies for the en tente allies and also of wrecking Ca nadian troop trains bound for the sea board. For this purpose Bernstorff was to have all necessary funds and was to employ Americans as his agents in this underhand work. More Disclosures Coming. Apparently the correspondence is sued today must soon be followed by additional disclosures to clear up some of the mysterious transactions referred to, as the State department doubtless has. other material in hand. FIND PLOT TO DUMP INSANE ONTHE CODHTY (Continued From Face One.) Golden state. It is said these two old people were shipped back to Ireland. Disregard Letters. When Wesley's case was first brought to the attention of Ad ministrator of Charities Hogan, the county official wrote to California. His letters, he says, were never answered. Hogan then notified Governor Ne ville, who got in touch with California officials. The administrator of chanties now has letters from Governor Neville and Charles F. Waymire, deportation agent of the California state commis sion ot lunacy, autnorizing mm to him over the sheriff of Orange coun ty, California. California officials, however, refuse to pay the expense of taking Webley back, according to Robert Smith. Officials in Quandry. Chairman O'Connor of the county board says Douglas county should not be compelled to keep Webley in a county institution here just because the man happened to have been dumped off in Omaha. He is in favor of having the state take charge jof Webley and place him in a state institution, the state board of control later to take the case up with California authorities. Other officials believe Webley should be taken back to California at the expense of th; state of Nebraska. Webley was committed to the in stitution at Santa Ana, May 21, 1913. fortified and every window furnished an opening for a machine gun. The battle continued several hourst but early in the ajternoon it was an nounced that theGermans had been forced to evacuate the brewery and withdraw still further. In the region of Toelcappelle the forward line was held thinly by the Germans, and except for the fight in ALLIED DRIYE IS FAST BREAKING GERMAN MORALE (Continued From Face One.) take Webley into custody and turnfthe town itself, the British had com paratively little dithculty m tireaKing through. The advance on the Passchendaele ridge -involved the capture of many redoubt positions. "A small party of Rritish trooos who joined in the at tack in this section had marched eleven hours through the deep mud and water before they reached their assembly line. During their journey they fell into shell holes full of water and niten had to oausc to Dull one another out of the boggy ground. Half an hour after twir arrival they went over the top and fought gallantly. The story of the lighting in this section is much the same as elsewhere, the Ger mans apparently being demoralized and offering little resistance. One temporarily disconcerting fea ture was encountered as the troops neared the neighborhood of the town of Passchendaele. The British shell fire had not destroyed all the trees here, and the Germans had mounted machine guns ir them. From these nests the enemy was able to worry the advancing troops, but ultimately the gunners were cleared out. German Too Young to Die. It was from this section that a wounded British soldier came back to a clearing station this morning, lead ing a youthful German prisoner. The young German had shot the Tommy through the arm as the latter ad vanced. The German was about to follow this up with a bayonet thrust, but Tommy pushed the steel aside and made his antagonist a prisoner. "He was so young I couldn't kill him," was the Tommy's explanatkyi. On the ridge north of Broodscinde, the British pushed forward over the ruins of the hamlets of Keerslaarhoek and Nieuwemolen, without much dif ficulty. Daisywood, just north of Broodseinde, was still holding out at the latest report, but it was virtually surrounded. A separate attack made by the British south of the main offensive line on a narrow front embracing Reutel and Polderhoek was reported to be successful. No deep advance was attempted here, the operation be ing mainly to improve the positions reached Thursday. On the whole the Germans made a weak resistance. Their infantry ap peared demoralized m many sections and their artillery fire was weak and erratic. No estimate of the total Ger man losses is possible, but they are believed to have been exceedingly heavy. The British and French losses are reported to have been light. It is estimated at a conservative calcula tion that in the attack last Thursday the German losses aggregated to wear the regulation khaki of Uncle Sam. Judge Sears overruled a motion for a new trial filed by Barkdoll's at torneys. Ni Nellie Vogan, the little girl who was found with Barkdoll in a cottage near Carter lake last August, is in the custody of juvenile court au thorities. LAWMAKERS OF STATE DUPED BY FRAU SCHWIMMEB (Continued Krom Face One.) allies would advance under such con ditions. The appearance of the mud-covered allied troops, coming out of the marshes before the German lines, ap parently unnerved the enemy. They surrendered in large numbers in many places, or ran away as fast as they could. Counter Attack is Smashed. The Germans attempted one coun ter attack of considerable size. This was astride the YprevRoulers rail way, and was smashed by the British artillery fire. As in the battle last Thursday, a large body of Germans was caught unawares and virtually wiped out. An entire German division the Two Hundredth and Twenty-sventh was brought up during the night to relieve the division in the line between Poel cappelle and the Houtholst forest The men were transported in motor lorries from Roulers and arrived at the advanced positions about 3 o'clock this morning. They were ignorant of the nature of the country and when caught in the attack, some two hours later they were bewildered and put up little resistance. The attack was launched as dawn was breaking. The French army on the left flank of the British were fac ing probably the worst section along the line, as the ground over which they had to advance was interlaced with little streams, and the rain had turned the ground into a bog". Crush Numerous ?ill Soxes. The French pushed forward rap idly, however, reducing numerous German pill boxes and redoubts, and had accomplished all they had set out to do by 10 o'clock. This'meant that they were some 500 yards beyond Mangelaere and almost at the edge of the Houtholst forest. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the Germans by the preliminary bombardment and during the fight ing. At an early hour the French re ported the capture of several hun dred prisoners and also that their own losses were light. The northern flank of the British attack had to cross the Boenbeek river and much mud and water was encountered. The troops, however, negotiated the crossing without much delay. The region was studded with concrete redoubts and the embank ment of the Ypres-Staden railway furnished good cover from which the Germans could work their machine guns to advantage. The other re doubts gave little trouble, but several near the railway northwest of Poel cappelle put up strenuous resistance. There was heavy fighting at Koikut, north of Langemarck, where there was a nest of redoubts. For the most part the Germans in this region sur rendered without making strong re sistance. Force Germans from Brewery, Some of the hottest work of the day occurred in the town of Poelcappelle. In last Thursday's drive the British had established themselves in the east ern half of the village and vigorous fighting had continued there ever since. At dawn hand-to-hand fighting amidst the ruins began in earnest and the Germans were gradually pushed back to the western outskirts of the town, where they took up a position in a big brewery. This place was well Mixing; Barley With Wheat not only saves Wheat for our Soldiers and Allies, but actually makes a bet ter and more pleasing food Grape -Nuts America's Whole Wheat and Barley . food has been known to thousands as the choicest of all prepared cereals. With the incentive to save, new thou sands are eating this delicious food. Order a package from the Grocer today. All Food Value Every Atom Works -J Twenty Years in Prison Is Sentence Imposed on Barkdoll Perry Barkdoll, 24 years old, sol dier, convicted or having mistreated a 12-year-old girl, by Judge Sears Wednesday, was sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary. Barkdoll, garbed in a faded jaiTsuit, hung his head when Judge Sears asked why sentenced should not be pronounced. After ' a jury had re turned a verdict of guilty against Barkdoll a couple of weeks ago, deputy sheriffs stripped the soldier's uniform from him. The prosecuting attorney had said Barkdoll was not fit to finance the expedition. She misled and deceived him by assuring him that she had documents from the neutral governments to the effect that they were eager for the calling of a conference and that thpv would nar- icipate in such a conference. Ford Victim of Scheme. "I was with the Ford expedition as a guest of Mr. Ford, and within the first few days I realized tnat Henry Ford was the victim of a bold adven-1 turess, that Mmc Schwimmer had iih such documents as she described to Mr. Ford and that she was working for German and Austrian interests rather than in the interests of a dur able peace. It was pathetic to see Mr. rord, whom I regard as one of the noblest idealists of our age, when it dawned upon him that something was wrong with the expedition. I was the first to declare to Mr. A'ord that I would leave the expedition upon reaching Stockholm. I felt that I could not be identified with an expedition whose moving spirit, Rosika Schwimmer, was disguising behind the noble ideals of Mr Ford and his purest motives, a scheme which was intended to serve not only her own self interest, but perhaps also one of the group of belligerents against another. Ttenry Ford was the first man to leave the expedition in Christiania. I was his first guest ti leave it. "The testimony of one of the wit nesses in Petrograd against Colonel Nekrasoff to the effect that Von Bern storff, then German ambassador to roe United States, and Colonel Nekras off, a member of the Russian commis sion in America, met several times with Mme. Schwimmer in 1915, cast a very strong suspicion on Mme. Schwimmer's activities in this country and her peace propaganda. The bring ing together of representatives of en emy governments is more than strange, but, in the-light of the disclosures brought out in the charges against Colonel Nekrasoff, that he had be trayed Russian military secrets to the German and Austrian authorities, the incident assumes serious propor tions. "A shadow is thus cast on the Ford peace expedition, which was engin eered by Rosika Schwimmer, per haps to serve both German and RussoGerman interests." The Hospe Piano Sale Is Selling Pianos BRAMBACH GRAND $475 is fully worth $550 and will sell for $600. This it the Spot Cash Price. On Payments if Desired. I L A full sized, up-to-the-minute Player Piano, the only one guaranteed for ten years, is sold here for $375, on easy pay ments. Do you wonder that the trade is crowding our Piano ware rooms? We are compelled to call for more Piano salesmen. Don't fail to examine into the doling out of nearly new Pianos in our Exchange Depart ment. Here is a partial list: Schubert, Ebony $100 J. & C. Fischer, Walnut.. $125 Kimball, Ebony $145 Vote & Son, Mahogany. . .$150 Kroeger, Walnut $225 Stager St Son, Mahogany, $125 Kimball, Ebony $135 Schmoller & Mueller, oak, $150 Water Bros., Mahogany . .$175 Emerton, Rosewood $175 And 200 Others. A. HOSPE CO. "THE VICTOR STORE" 1513-1515 Douglas Street. 2?er Sulfa Me Superb Styles and Values Men's and Young 'Men' O amis ana r Overcoats $15'$35 Many new feature styles at these popular prices. Both plain models and belters, New lapels, novelty pockets, new belt ef fects. 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