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The 0 THE WEATHER. Unsettled VOL. - .XLVn. NO. ; 305. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE '.191 20 PAGES TWO ' CENTS. rAn 7 ma Da BEB LY nr j M (bHH WD o WON PLOT IS V i , !"Buir Publisher Indicted With Four Other Americans and -Two Germansj-Sensational n -. Disclosures Forecast. " ... ! (Br Associated Preu.) New York, June 7. Five American citizens $nd two sub jects bf the German empire, one of them a woman, are named as fellow conspirators, in two indictments returned bf a federal grand jury here to day; Investigators declared ' their operations the most sen sational undertaken , by Ger man intelligence agents since the war began. . ! BROAD IN SCOPE. The indictments allege conspiracy : to commit treason and conspiracy to commit espionage. The assembling and ; transmission of information, re lative to America's prosecution of the war; the destruction of American piers, docks and troop transports with fire bombs; destruction of quick silver mines in this counttry .to " hamoer the manufacture of muni tions; assisting Germany in "landing. an armed expedition in Ireland; fomentation of a revolt against Brit ish rule in Ireland; raising of funds in this country with which to finance these operations, and destruction of munitions factories j and mines in Great Britain, are charged as rami fications of th$ intrigue. The wording of the indictments Intimatt that the conspiracy may be or even broader scope. This' is . suggested by a; paragraphs in the treason indictment, 'which.'' alleges ' .that in July.'lait year,' one of. the de fendants sent a cablegram to Olten, ' Switzerland.:,- THXTZ;--Principals In Alleged Plots. . The principals named in the alleged plots' are: - ; : Jeremiah A. O'Leary,. prominent American Sinn Feiner, nOw a fugitive from-justice(on charges of espionage" act violation for .distribution of alleged anti-draft literature in the magazine BulV of which he was formerly editor. ' ' v "Madame" Marie K. De Victories, alias Baroness von Kretschman, a blonde-haired German woman of striking appearance, about 40 years CHARGED of age; -.v Carl Rodiger, who claims Swiss citizenship, but who is alleged to have come, to this' country from Ger ' many under a fraudulent passport. - - Villard J.' Robinson of New York, aged 30, and under suspended sen- ' tence for seditious "soap box" ora tory here in behalf of Sinn Fein 1 . interests, - ..-v , , John T. Ryan, a Buffalo, N. .Y.,TEtr -.. torney, alleged to have been active in t spreading Sinn Fein propaganda in this counjtry. ' ' -Al&ert Paul Fricke, a Mount Ver- - nonr. N. Y., toy man ufacturen whose affairs now are being administered - by Alien Property Custodian Palmer. . ' . Emil Kipper prominently identi- , - fied with Sinn Fein activities in New York City. ' 1 ' . 'Rudolf Binder and Hugo Schweil ' zer, -1oth of whom ; died last year, are the other two ,"cit2en defendants" . named in the indictments. v The seven individuals lifted are charged Avith complicity in both con- -spiracies :"' ' '- - - ' 'Madame De Victorica, Rodiger, Robinson, iricke and Kipper pleaded "npt guilty" 10 both indictments be . -' fore ! Judge Augustus N.Hand and . were . remanded ' to . the Tombs to iwait trial late today. O'Leary, n6w : wanted on three : charges, and Ryan have not been ap . prehended. . : . . 7 Restriction of Coal v- 1 I Deliveries Is Planned : Washington, June - 7.--A definite program for the curtailment of so-called lesser essential industries, will . ( be presented' to the war industries - - board by the : fuel administratis, , " probably within the next week, Fuel ' Administrator Garfield announced to- day:,' ; -: , 5 o v '. -v .Tlje recent survey of the coalsitu- ition, coupled, with a steel shortage announced to the war industries board by J. L. Repogle yesterday, is be lieved to have broughtjbe question to ' a herd. ' ' . The program is believed to con templaterestrictions of coal delivery "lrom 25 to 75 per cent down the line . thtougb all industries not engaged in war work, ornot of national or excep- r . tional importance." r ; -: 1 y ' .. . ' .. - Railroad Telegraphers; . , , ' ; y Also Threaten Strike - Chicago, June Representatives . of the 30,000 railroad telegraphers will meet in Chicago next Tuesday to consider the possibility of calling - a strike simultaneously with the rommercial ' telegraphers, E. . 'ThomasXchairmanN of a committee named Bythe-general grievance chair man of the railroad wire men, an- . nn'"'ed onighl. He said the railroad telegraphers have their ? own griev uces. , , - KAISER VAINLY SEEKS RELEASE OFVONRINTELEN Request f Or . Exchange of Hun Arch Conspintor, Convicted . of Crirffe, Refused Despite threat of Reprisal. V ' : ' (By Associated Tnu.) ' Washington June 7. The State de partment has refused Germany's de mands for the release of Captain Lieutenant Franz Rintelen in ex change for Siegfried Paul London, a citizen of fne United States under ar rest in Germany as a spy. Germany proposed the- exchange of London and Rintelen through the Swiss gov ernment and' threatened reprisals if the United States refused to make the , exenange, ; - I The State department has tersely reminded Germany that if it contem plates reprisals on Americans in Ger many for Rintelin's confinement, "it would be .wise for the German gov ernment to consider that if it acts on that principle it will inevitably be understood to invite similar recip rocal action on the part of the United States with respect to the great num ber ofi German subjects in thiS"coun try." ' i Relative of Emperor. , New York, June 7 Captain Franz vort Rintelen, alias - Hansen, alias Gasche, alias Gates, etc., leader of the Gertnan bomb,- plotters in the United States and for whom the Ger man government is trying to ex change an American prisoner of war, was said when a captive in England three years ago, to be the t Duke Adolph of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a relative of the German emperear. At the time of his trial here there also were persistent reports that he bore a much closer ' relationship to the' em peror; .but one which was not officially recognizedy f U , ; Von Rftftelen and 10 other plotters were convicted here last February of attempting t blow up American ships and -wm sentenced to Atlanta peni tentiary for a year and a half and fined $2,000 each. The judge who committed them said life imprison ment or even death would not be too severe, in view of the gravity of their crime. Von Rintelen was the financial head of the conspiracy, which covered the entire United States.; Sent to U. S. to Foment Strikes. The arch conspirator was originally sent to the United States to foment strikes in munition plants, it was said, before this country entered the war. It was his purpose to prevent the shipment' 6f artns to- the allies. Failing in this' he was expected to cause American intervention in Mexico on the theory that the United States, once embroiled .with its southern neighbor, would have need for all mu nitions of.war. Bee Sunday Features Things you don't know about Omaha and Nebraska are revealed in gripping, fascinating and interesting sto ries told in detail in The Sunday Beev No other Sunday, newspaper in Nebraska compares with The Bee's Sunday, edition as a home product.. Tomorrow's budget: IN THE WILLOWS OF THE MUDDY Here is whire a raw product is found, on the outskirts of your own city, that will be the basis for a great war mdtistry, producing huge conicalshaped kilns i ' worth a fortune. 1 . OMAHA'S HUMAN EAGLE Have you ever met him? Get acquaint ed with this dare-devil of the sky tomorrow. the man who is ' . behind a venture that will make Omaha famous as a western airport. , ' - ' - ' , . , SEATTLE VERSUS OMAHA Two splendid cities of the golden west, 4 but Vrith Omaha in the lead.' Aurist, chemist and metallurgist ' "--y tells yin interesting story of tb difference as to these cities. , THE CAREFULOBSERVER Seated in beautiful Hanscom park he ' indulges in a bit of musing and contemplation when he meets, a , real red-blooded Omaha youngster. Thereby hangs the story. ' , v- . '.- "LAMBS IS LAMBS" This particular Omaha lamb is not so gentle ' as was Mary's pet. What he did to break the monotony in a per- ,: fectly well regulated suburban home is worth Ahe reading. - WHAT THE BOYS WRITE HOME Brininiing vith human interest v and breathing tho spirit of real adventure, Che letters of solffler " , boys to Nebraska parents never, fail ttf attract attention. OLD TIME CATCHERS AS PILOTS TRey make good ones fel- . lows like well, that would be .giving the snap away. But it's a sporting story with a bunch of action pictures n nifty display. HARRY LAUDER, MINSTREL This international favorite, living to t help make the world better1 and brighter, is presenting another ".. -: Installment oft his war tories. They will not last long. BEE WOMEN WRITERS There are six of them Omaha girls. . , -sWhat the women of Omaha rre doing to win the.warZ These ' waters tell something newSnd refreshing every Sunday. IUus trations.,. v . ' - . , THE COMIC SECTION There's only one ask the first cbild you meet. Happy Hooligan, the Eatzen jammers, Jimmy and Jiggs. ' ; Another batch, funnier than ever, are scheduled for tomorrow. . HOW OMAHA GOT HIM Omaha would never have been Omaha had) it not been for the splendid, level-headed, enterprising, indus ' ' . txious business men it has. -'A new sample tomorrow. SAVNC THE CITY MONEY Our own cartoonist has produced the-, , i ., summer's scream in this bit of pen and ink sketch. When you see . 1 it, smile at Ringer Zimraan, Ure and the rest of the bunch. ' THE WEEKLY BUMBLE BEE An old writer has "come back" and two heads now are responsible for the Bumble Bee. - In other words, A. Stinger has retained an associate editor. ( s, The Sunday Bee is one of the Sunday Essentials J)on't mist it! COLONEL ROOSEVELT IN OMAHA GIVE VICTORY TALK . ... . - .-. .. r- v - ..... j v COJ, ROOSEVELT Former President Again to Pay Visit to Nebraska to De- liver Address at Mass Meeting on "Win' the War;" to Pass Day of Compara- ' , five' Quiet 'Here." . ' Colonel Theodore Roosevelt this morning over the, Northwestern railroad. - I i Omaha will extend him a i The wai has given an added interest to , the -vis(t '& t this ngnterancrpiracnef oi preparedness.; ? 1 .? I This time he comes not as president, ranchman, author, edi tor or historian, but aa a friend in the discouraging days of war, and he brings the gospel of victory. His slogan is "win the war" and that will be the opic of his address at the mass meeting in the Auditorium tonight.. Mrs.' Roosevelt will accompany the colonel. . V. i - 1 . . The doors ef the Auditorium will open at, 7 . o'clock.. A" small section of seats will'be reserved for, grand' army veterans, Women's Relief corps and Spanish war veterans, who will meet at the court house at 7 :30 and mirch to the Auditorium. ' Rev. Titus Lowe will deliver the invocation and Francis A. Brogan of the Security league will introduce Coloiiel Roosevelt. Colonel Roosevelt will leave Omaha for St. Louis at 10:45 o'clock tonight. . . ' ', ; TODAY TO will arrive in Omaha'at 9:10 wholesome western welcome. '; '' P To Spend Ouiet Dav. The mass meeting tonight will be the only 'public function at 1 which Colonel - Roosevelt will- appear. He may visit the Fort . Omaha balloon school, but that is'uncertain. - ' Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will be among friends when he visits Oma ha Saturday,? because the- Gate City of the West and for many miles across the broad prairies ; of the Antelope state, into the Dakotas and Montana, the name of Roosevelt is one to con jure with A ! ... This city remembers when the colonel gave currency to 'such ex pression as,' "Speak 'softly but carry a big stick,". "Weasel : words," "My hat is in the ring," and "Mollycod dles." Five-Star Service Pin. When America's "Man of destiny" arrives here on Saturday be will wear a service button witfi five stars for his sons, Kermit, Theodore, jr., Archibald and Quentin, and his son-in-law, Dr. Derby. The colonel has visited' Omaha on several occasions, notably in Septem ber, 1910,' a few months after his re turn from, a memorable journey in Africa. He came here as a private citizen and requested that no osten tatious plans should be mad- for him, but Omahans could not resist the temptation of making the welcome a notable event The visitor had break fast at the Omaha club, luncheon at the Field club and spoke in the eve ning at the Auditorium. He 'visited the Ak-Sar-Ben den, where a spe cial initiation vt$ staged and the colonel took it all and said he had enjoyed one of the best times of his life. H.e has never forgotten the Ak-Sar-Ben initiation. - Has Same Desire Now. s It was " during 1910, not many months before he visited Omaha. -, (Continued oa P. 5, Column 1.) President Takes Up Plan to Take Convicts Into Army and Navy New -York, June 7. A plan for enlisting carefully selected inmates of state prisons throughout the country into the army and navy erf the United '' States has been submitted to President Wilson by Mrs. Ballington Booth, it was an nounced today at the headquarters here of tne prison league of the Volunteers, of America. The Presi dent Is sail to. have taken the pro- gal onder .advisement and Mrs.' eth expects: a final decision in the' I matter within few days - ;s HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO ; 343 PUPILS ' ' Or. Judd of the University of Chicago Delivers Commence-, ment Address, Explaining Advantages in America. Omaha's ' four public , high schools sent S43 young men and women out Into the world to spread the principles of de mocracy and good citizenship Friday night at the commence ment exercises at the Municipal auditorium. JDn Charles H. Judd of the University of .Chi cago delivered the commence ment address, using as his sub ject: "Unique Characteristics of Our American Schools." W. E. Reed, president of, the Board of Education, presented the diplomas to the graduates, assisted . by the prinrJials of the high schools. Arthur R. Wells, chairman of the teachers' committee, presented military diplo mas to the 4$ commissioned officers of the Central High school cadet reg iment and to Meyer Kasper, Harry Mittleman and Edgar Brommer, the first officers of the new High School of Commerce regiment to receive mil itary certificates. Growth of Public Schools. Dr. Tudd's address traced : the growth of the public school systems on both sides of the' Atlantic. He contrasted them and . showed the greater degree of democracy in the American schools and the vast op portunities of higher education. "Qur American school svstem Is an expression in the highest degree of democracy," said Dr. Judd. "We are just waking to the . value of our educational institutions, which are not paralleled in any country under the sun. The. wbrl4 ta looking for the type o freedom, which our. stu- ,iThe educational system of Europe reaches back to the middle ages. It is vastly different , trom the American svstem. , In Germanv there is i One school for the artistocracy . and Hn other for the common people.: The schools of the aristocracy are entirely (Con tinned on Fas Fonrton, CoU lire.) STRIKE OIL IN C0ZAD-8 FEET UNDERGROUND j Cozad, Neb., June 7.(Special Tefc-gramO-Cozand is wildly excited over what citizens believe to be 'an oil strike. In excavating for the founda tion of a vault for the Stockman State bank . an oil stratum of black sand similiar to that found on the William Bodemer farm, three miles south of Cozad was uncovered, Dr. C. H. Sheets, who took samples pt the oil, said, "The oil film which covered the water is about 20 per cent pure.-Samples I took burned readily after, the water had been taken out. That the oil has not been discovered sooner is undoubtedly due to the fact that water in encountered two and cne-half feet under, ground. The oil was struck at the eight-foot level." . The first Judication of oil in the vi cinity was found while digging an ir rigation ditch onfihe William Bode mer farm. The oil stratum has been encountered inj four differnt places while excavating for the bank,wiich is located on the principal street corner'of the city. Cozad is located three-fourths of a mile from the Platte river. . .. , German-Americans Deficient in "Kultur," Says a Berlin Paper Amsterdam, June 7. The state-' ment accompanying the voluntary dissolution of the notional German American alliance, made public at Philadelphia, April 11 last, is arous ing doleful comment from the Ger man newspapers which revive earlier -complaints that German Americans "never came up to the expected ysupport of kultur in the ) new fatherland." . The only explanation," says an article in the - Lokal ' Anzeiger of Berlin, "is that the majority of German emigrants are' insufficiently equipped with that commodity. Our optimism regarding the 'part German-Americans would play was based upon true Grman sentimental and naive s ideas concerning foreign politics. Now we have awakened from the. dream . and have found that the supposed allegiance to their old home land ideals is mere empty sounds." ' v ; V Anxious to : .Thomas izen, naturalized Syrian, cannot resist an. impulse to go and fight the Hunjxand Turks. , His fight ing spirit has been -aroused on ac count of not having heard from his mother, three brothers ' and two sis ters' since:19l4., He'.,belkves they were massacred by- the Turks and he will have revenge even if it costs his life.: v ' ' ' vlzzen was within the draft on June GERMANS FORCED TO YIELD GRO UND OF GREAT VALUE Americans, Shoulder to Shoulder With French, Inflict Severe Defeat on Kaiser's Veterans Northwest of , ' v Ch.tu Thiemr; Enemy ThnU on ih. ' Marne Near Rheims Result in Failure. (By Associated Press.) y , There haa been no letup in the offensive of the American and French troops against the Germans in the region northwest of Chateau Thierry, where in the past two days severe defeats have been inflicted on the enemy, and American marines h,ave , won great praise for their valiant fighting. Battling shoulder to shoulder over a front of six miles from -Vinley, which lies just to the northwest of Veuilly-la-Poterie, to Bouresches, the Americans and French have captured the towns of Veuilly-la-Poterie and Bouresches and also made ? progress all along the front. Previously Torcy had fallen into the hands of the Americans. " ' , ' ; 4 - ', AMERICAN MARINES OVERWHEUI ENEMT. , " ' Nowhere on this battle line have the, Germans been able to stay tie efforts of the allied troops, although they have fought with great tenacity The marines everywhere havr declined to take a backward step, going for '', ward against the enemy even when he had superiority in numbers. doss,4 pressed, the marines have given the Germans a taste of cold steel, eves in ' the face of machine gun Are; surrounded, they have fought their way through the gray-coated lines with their bayonets. From all accounts ther : 1 has been no part of the game of modern warfare in which the men from oferseas have not excelled the enemy. ' ' , f , , GERMAN BOSSES EXTREMELY HEAVY. The losses to the enemy thus far are declared to have been extremely heavy and the terrain they have lost Is considered of high strategic value, inasmuch as it is on that part of the battle front through which the Ger mans had hoped to crush their way forward and attain an open road to Paris." The casualties of the enemy were particularly severe durine th ' street fighting in Boureschts, where byatep. . , ADVANCE BEYOND OBJECTIVES ASSIGNED. The plans of the American command did not include the cantur ti Torcy, but when the marines reached ardor Xor battle could not bo restrained, was in their hands, 'fwenty-nva of the marines drove put W itrrsz 3 from Tdrcv;-'ri'i'' -V-'i--;-v - v ' Hard held on the other sectors from Solssins 6' Chteau Thierry, tht Germans, after very heavy bombardments, have essayed attacks on ,th" Marne from near Rheims. These attacks were ill-started,- and the anemy; had to accept defeat. A French attack at Blignyi resulted in that villaji , falling into their hands in its entirety. -j , On the remainder of the battle fronts there is still slight activity aside from bombardments and patrol encounters,- V , , GERMANS' POSITION LOOKS PRECARIOUS. , Washington, June 7.-News from the Aisne battle, front continued reassuring today to military observers here, it being increasingly evident that tho German thrust had been brought to at least a temporary halt. Whether the failure to press his advantage vigorously means that the enemy is exhausted for the moment and must guns and stores before renewing the drive, or that no is planning blows at ; other points along the front, isl not yet clear. ' ' x - , Aside from the strategic significance of the halt, the main topif-of dis cussion today was the brilliant work of the American marine detachments, now known to have shared in the defense of the Marne lino at Chateau Thierry and to the northwest of that place. " ,V On the face of the map it is thought here the German, situation de- . mands that he renew his" efforts to widen out to the west. The enemy's position looks precarious and no matter how determined the allied supreme command may be to conserve man power, it is regarded as certain that any glaring German weakness will be quickly seised upon for a powerful counter thrust ... : '-.V' VJ';'''l"vVi BUMPER WHEAT CROP, FORECAST BY GOVERNMENT Yield of 931,000,000 Bushels, Second Largest in Country's Y History, Estimated on June 1 Conditions. Washington, June 7. A bumper wheat crop this year, which before harvest may develop into a produc tion of a billion bushels, was forcast today by te deparment of agricul ture in its June crop report giving the first indication oMhe size of this year's spring wheat output Basing its estimates on June 1 con ditions, the department forecasts a total wheat production of 931,000,000' bushels, which would place this year s harvest as the second largest in the history of the country. - . In June, of 1915, a total whea pro duction of 950,000,000 bushels was forecast and the quantity gradually crept upward until the final figures for the year showed the crop to be 1,025,800,000 bushels. Acreage largest Ever Sown. The acreage sown to spring wheat this year is larger by 2,000,000 acres than ever sown before and 21.5 per cent larger than last year, aggregat ing 22,489,000 acres. The, condition of the crop June 1 was 952 per cent (CbaUaMd on Fag Two, Column Three) Clash With Turks 5, 1917, but was 31 years old "10 days later. He has waived exemption and is' eager to go. Hc has a' wife and five children and another little one is expected ' at the Iizen home. . Mrs. Izzen shares7 her '.msband's spirit of revenge upon the Turks. This Omahan was born at Furrul, Syria. He lives at 1205 Pierce street and is a barber by trade, -. , v " th Americans pushed him back hep . - ' the Objective assigned to them their - and they Kept on until the vula; have time to bring Up fresh troops, - JAPAH fM PI)T , TROOPS III FIELD TO MEET MENACE Austro-German Force Near, -Manchurian Boundary; Gen. Semeuoff Reported About . ' to Flee Into Mongolia. , ' (Bjr AjMetsted Frcw.) Washington, June 7. -The presence , ; of Austro-German trqops in the'vi--cintty of the Onon river.'in far. east-1 ern Siberia, reported w today in -dispatches font Harbin, brings up again ; ; the p9ssibilities of military action b'y Japan in that theater of war, because ' of the seat of the newest activities is ' very close to the western boundary of 1 v. Manchuria. - , Semenoff la Flight Shanghai, June 7-Geheral Seme-: noff, leader of the anti-bolshevik Si berian forces, has left the Transbai kalia front, according to an eastern news agency dispatch from Harbin. His departure is attributed to dissen-' sions among his forces. It is reported iic win uisuana m army uiu nee imu Mongolia. . Tqkio Denies Report. " f Tokio, June 7. An official state' : ' ment issued by the Japanese gov , v ernment emphatically denies the re- cently published report that the Chi-no-Japanese'military agreement gave v to Japan control of the Chinese mili- . tary forces, finances, railways, mines etc House Conferees Reject ; Wheat Price Qompromis IS3 Washington, June 7. -Efforts today : again failed to break the .deadlock be tween senate and house conferees on the agricultural appropriation, bill fixing the government price of wheat s at $2.50 i bushel. A compromise pro- ' posal, retaining the $2.20 price at pri- - . mary markets and making it apply to Nc. 2 spring wheat instead or No. 1 northern,, the presfnt standard.": V rejected by house conferees.