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VOL. - .XLVn. NO. ; 305.
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!"Buir Publisher Indicted With
Four Other Americans and
-Two Germansj-Sensational
n -. Disclosures Forecast. "
... ! (Br Associated Preu.)
New York, June 7. Five
American citizens $nd two sub
jects bf the German empire,
one of them a woman, are
named as fellow conspirators,
in two indictments returned bf
a federal grand jury here to
day; Investigators declared
' their operations the most sen
sational undertaken , by Ger
man intelligence agents since
the war began. .
The indictments allege conspiracy
: to commit treason and conspiracy to
commit espionage. The assembling
and ; transmission of information, re
lative to America's prosecution of
the war; the destruction of American
piers, docks and troop transports
with fire bombs; destruction of quick
silver mines in this counttry .to
" hamoer the manufacture of muni
tions; assisting Germany in "landing.
an armed expedition in Ireland;
fomentation of a revolt against Brit
ish rule in Ireland; raising of funds
in this country with which to finance
these operations, and destruction of
munitions factories j and mines in
Great Britain, are charged as rami
fications of th$ 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
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 ;
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- 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. , , -
Request f Or . Exchange of Hun
Arch Conspintor, Convicted
. of Crirffe, Refused Despite
threat of Reprisal.
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(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.
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. , '
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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.
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"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!
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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. . . ' ', ;
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.
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
; 343 PUPILS
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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.)
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. . .. ,
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
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 - ',
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 ,
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. . ,
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,-
, 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
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
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the Objective assigned to them their -
and they Kept on until the vula;
have time to bring Up fresh troops, -
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
. 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
House Conferees Reject
; Wheat Price Qompromis
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.

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