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THE BEE : OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1918.
surnnnr wiifliT AYcnrac wiitui COST TO GROWER $2.25ABUSHEL Yet Official Holds Central Western Farmers Should "Break Even" at Pri mary Price of $2.20 Washington, Sept. 5. The average mated t $2.25 per boshel by E. H. norapson, acting cniet 01 me ourcm ' . . . .M.te i l ore me scnic ajjiiiumnc "iimm- r 'tm ' I 1. . . rc. Mr, i iulli)'!un eiu, nuniiti, .m.!.!..). I., liiti a ti J .fiat vn wi lurther increase oi iu per ceni in th farmri n( the central ct clutiit.t hr hle to "break even" t the primary market price of In the north central states the cost 1 for the crop year of 1917 ran from $1.50 to $3.50 a bushel, the committee I was told, while for a majority of growers there the cost ranged from , '$175 to $2.50 a bushel. "Then tv stimulate production you that amiunt?" asked Senator Norris oi Nebraska, referring to the average ' cost of $2.25 a bushel. Most assuredly," was the reply. "Isn't the cost increasing constantly i and now at a very rapid rate?" the . VoKrsikk Kn.itftr strain asked. Mr. . Thompson said. from present i indications the cost tor tne mo ana 1010 iiMM umiiM h tiinrh bierhrr. He estimated the cost of producing the i 1917-1918 crop was from 60 to 85 per ' cent greater man mai uuring vne .. ntr.uir nriod. "Can wheat in the central west be produced at a profit at the Chicago I price fixed at $2.20 a bushel?" asked t Senator Norris. i "Judging from information we have and with normal conditions, the bulk ft of the wheat can be produced at a i profit." '. . Taking into consideration the freight charges and grade of wheat i produced, Senator Norris called at- tention to the fact that to many 4" farmers in the central west $2.20 a bushel at Chicago would mean only a price of from $1.90 to $2.00 a bushel J- to them. Mr. Thompson said, how t ever. that investigations made by " nnrtmnl n( AtrnVnltiire showed jthat'with ah increase of 10 per cent In CU?t, II WUUIU uc yvsaiuis iv tann ers in that section ot tne country to produce without loss even at those American Scout Obtains . , Information of Foe Lines By AiiocUted Press. ' - With the American Army In France, Sept. 5. The American troops in the Vosges mountains have valuable information concerning the Germans. It was obtained by the in treoiditv of a scout who went through V V- I ! . l .J .--..J .nc wire- muyrmiii . uu pciicuticu lore than two-thirds of a mile to the ear. He reported his observations so ninutely the American artillery was ble to play havoc with the enemy s ar line. Holland Protnts Action Of German Submarine Shelling Dutch Trawler The Hague, Sept. 5. It is of ficially announced that the Dutch minister in Berlin has been in structed to protest vigorously again "the merciless action" of German submarine in shelling a Dutch trawler off Krommenie, North. Holland, August 7, in which fishermen were killed, and to de mand compensation. SLACKER RAID INQUIRY MADE BY PRESIDENT (fMttawd From Put On) was conducted for the purpose of spreading "terrorism" which would never be expetced to occnr in a re public, but only in a country like Germany. "This terrorism," he added, "is the same sort that makes it im possible for the newspapers of this land to print what they like and per mit to say from a platform what ht desires to say. Senator Johnson declared the only place throughout this country where liberty of speech exists is on the floor of the United States senate, and as long as he was a member he in tended to protest every time "mili tarism runs rampant." Office Building Raided. New York, Sept. 5. The govern ment's drive against draft slackers was carried today into the Equitable building, a 43-story building in lower Broadway, which is the home of the Federal Reserve bank, the Liberty loan committee, the Bankers' club and about 500 business firms employ ing 17,000 persons. Department of Justiceind United States marshals' agents guarded the four entrances and in the flee of protests by many of the structure's tenants an office-to-office hunt was begun. One room was set aside for suspects to be questioned and within an hour the searchers had brought in 22 young men who had not been able to show draft credentials. It is estimated that nearly 70,000 sus pects, have been, rounded up since the Srusade began and that from 3,000 to ,000 men have been inducted into military service, or held for prosecu tion. Henry Is Too Rough, So Cora Asks for Divorce Because Henry B. McDaniels is alleged to have struck Cora McDan iels "on the first day of December, 1917." Cora started .suit for divorce in district court Thursday. If this alleged act of cruelty is not enough grounds for divorce, Cora also re cites in her petition that Henry "struck her on the first day of Sep tember. 1918." Cora alleges that Henry's conduct has been so brutal and severe that her health has been endangered. Reaches Fort in Flames. At Atlantic Port, Sept. 5. An American steamship caught fire at sea and came into port today with fire in the hold, which had been burn ing 60 hours, destroying thousands of pounds of sugar, tobacco and fruit taken on at Porto Rico. Fire boats have been pouring water into the hold, but it will be many hours be fore the fire is extinguished. s h A 1 The; House of Menagh Set Atide 14 Days to Celebrate v ; - its 1 Fifth Anniversary By a Real War Savings Sale All of the Women of Omaha Are Invited. The Values Offered Will Make This the ..'-Biggest Event in Our History. Commencing Saturday, Sept. 7 th Little did we dream when we made our anenine1 announcement five yea8 ago to the women of Omaha that up to this date we would have made so many radical jhanges in our methods of doing business. For Instance Five "years ago S5 per cent ot bur business cam from sales of evening clothes and gar - ments ot a type that could be worn very little. Also' 75 per cent of our total business was done with society women. Women from families ' of importance. At that time men were prac iically the only ones engaged in the produc : -oivo end. Look at Today . We sell no evening clothes. What we havi you can buy for a song. 1 The women who five years ago hat nothing of importance to do are the rea workers today in every kind of war and in d us trial wofk. They do all of the canteer work. They meet all of the trains, rain oi chine, to cheer the soldiers. They knit hour . upon hour nre than ever our grandmother? did. They do the detail and some of the most effective parts of the financial cam paigns. They are taking man's place in all - the fields of industry and commerce. Now, more than ever before, womer ! must wear better tailored clothes clothe.' - . that are practlcalUnd becoming. The womar of today baa not tne time to Keep nersei posted on qualities and styles. She mus t m have confidence in the Judgment and honest: i of theBtore " x ' i Every woman in Omaha knows our style " and Qualities. The values are proven by thlc sale, fian to aiiena.. special appointment , will Jie made by phone. Complete details in Fridays paper Mil ROUSED IN BRITAIN BY RUSSIAN ACTS Attack on Embassy for Which Reparation Is Demanded Followed by Raid on Moscow Consulate. London, Sept. 5. The British con sulate at Moscow has been attacked, according to the Central News today. The attack in Tetrograd Saturday, involving the sacking of the em bassy and the killing of Cap tain Cromie, the British attache, has aroused intense indignation here. The London morning newspapers in their editorials denounce the act and en dorse the British government's action in the demand upon the bolshevik gov ernment for reparation and the threat of declaring outlawry for the members of the soviet government should it fail to give complete satisfaction or should further acts of violence be committed against British subjects. The newspapers assure the govern ment that it will have the support of the nation in enforcing the pun ishment of the perpetrators. According to the Evening News today, Maxim Litvinotf, bolshevik representative in London; his secre tary and another member of the bol shevik faction now in London have been taken to Brixton prison, hav ing been placed "under preventive arrest" until all of the British repre sentatives in bolshevik Russia had been set at liberty and allowed to proceed to the Finnish frontier un molested. Britons Placed Under Arrest. Washington, Sept. 5. The murder of Captain Cromie in an attack upon the British embassy in I'etrograd August 31, was officially reported to the State department today by United States Consul Haynes at Helsing fors. Mr. Haynes said the entire per sonnel of the embassy was arrested and that similar arrests took place simultaneously in Moscow. Trotsky Head of War Council. Copenhagen- Sept. 5. Leon Trotzky, the bolshevik minister of war, has been elected president of the Russian supreme war cjmrcil at a meeting of the soviet executive com mittee, according to a Berlin Wolff Bureau dispatch from Moscow. The Lettish leader, Wazzettes, has been elected commander-in-chief for all the Russian fronts. Kerensky's Relatives Arrested. Amsterdam. Sept.. 5. All the rela tives of Alexander Kerensky, the for mer, provisional premier of Russia, have been arrested by order of the bolshevik extraordinary commission. according to the Izvestia of Moscow. HUMBERT'S MEN CROSS THE SOMME . AT EPAMNCOORT (Continued From r One.) ming to the opposite side of the stream and bringing back a rowboat During the trip across the soldier dived time after time to escape the enemy bullets, but he braved an even more dangerous fire while rowing back, being an excellent target for the enemy ambushed along, the banks of the stream. ! . Fluckily crossing the stream under fire, the French troops then attacked the enemy in the marshes and weeds and in all sorts of other hiding places on the opposite bank and finally took the positions which were veritable nests of machine guns and pushed on toward the Peronne-Ham road. Ham thus is threatened from the north aid outflanked on the south. Advance to the Aisne. French reconnoitering parties east of Soissons this morning advanced to the river Aisne north of Brennelle and Chassemy. Further east advanced elements reached the canal lateral, which runs along the south bank of the Aisne, and are facing the positions on the north bank from which the Germans are firing from machine guns. General Mangin's forces, after re pulsing two violent counter attacks launched by Prussian guards against khe Mont Des Tombes last evening, made further progress today east of Leuilly. - Vocational Guidance Experts Find Many Who Do Not Enjoy School Permits to work instead of attend ing school are in great demand at the vocational guidance department in the city hall, between 40 and 50 of them being asked for each day. "Please, ma'm, my brother has gone to; war' and we need the money," is the ex cuse that a large number of the chil dren offer. "I have investigated every case so far in which this excuse was given," said Myrtle Fits Roberts, in charge of the vocational guidance depart ment, "and in about one-third of the cases I find the excuse true." One mother brought in a fine, intelli gent lad into the office this week and asked that he be given a permit to' work to support her. Miss Roberts suggested that it would be better for the mother to work to support the boy, but Vas told that "she hadn t ever' worked and didn't intend to be gin now." The boy, in Miss Fitz Roberts opinion, needed an educa tion and no permit was granted.- "Some. of the children want to be permitted to work because they can not keep up with their classes," said Mss iFitz Roberts. "In such cases they are examined by Leon Smith, the school board expert, and in a few cases the children have been found to be far below normal in mentality." Woman Suspect Arrested; Thought to Havk Aided Spy New York, Sept. 5. A young wo man giving the name of Margaret Vara and said to be the wife of s man arrested recently for posing as an American army officer to obtain military information for Germany, was arrested in a raid and held in jail as a witness. FIRES MARK THE RETIREMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY (Cantlna4 From Pt Oa) II is the eastern stretch that the Brit ish have been clearing of the boche. The Germans may try to establish a new defensive line, which would run almost directly north and south, join ing the Ilindenburg line at some point southwest of Cambrai, but there are indications that the enemy is by no means sure that his efforts will meet with any success. The fact that since the Dracourt Queant line was smashed, the Ger mans have retreated from the ground behind it, which is of such importance to the retention of their defenses in the north and south, without making a single formidable attempt to regain their lost positions by counter at tacks, is considered proof positive of the enemy's weakness in this area. Germans Discouraged. The fact that the German com mand has hesitated to withdraw any considerable troops from other sec tions of the front for the operations here is taken to mean the German command fears that such a movement would only lead to another catas trophe. Long periods of fighting without the slightest respite, the annihilation of whole formations and the through hammering they have received have served to fix the idea of saving them selves foremost in the minds of the German troops. Every prisoner in his comments on the great battle seems to bear this out. Almost every diary and every letter taken from Germans killed show that the enemy troops on the western front have suffered from the long-continued fighting as never before. A typical excerpt from an unposted letter says: ' "We are in mortal danger every day. We cannot last much longer. We cannot hope for further successes. Our enemy is superior to us in num bers and everything else. Victory now is out of the question." Many letters end with the words "Poor Germany." The German shortage in men in this locality may well be imagined by the fact that among the prisoners taken are men who were received as drafts in the infantry formations and having been combed out of the field motor transport columns. One man in a typical letter com plains that the strength of his own and several other companies has been reduced to less than 20 each; yet they were forced to hold on. Germans Will Withdraw as Russian Makes Payments London. Sept. 5. A Russian wire less message giving details of the sup plementary agreements to the crest Litovsk peace treaty says the de limitation will begin forthwith on all fronts. Germany will evacuate the whole occupied territory east of ts- thonia and Livonia immediately fron tiers are established. Other occu pied territories to the east of Ger many will be evacuated when Russia has completed its financial obliga tions, which must be done in the first four months. Government Control Is Benefit to Railway Investors, Says McAdoo Washington, Sept. 5. Terms of the standard contract between the gov ernments and railroads, made public today by Director General McAdoo after months of negotiation with company representatives, show that most contentions of the association of railway security holders have been aeniea. inese inuuucu mc nn that railroad companies should be given the right to litigate in court after the war for losses on account of the interstate commerce commis sion acting as referee in disputes over administrative questions. , The contract now will be offered in all roads tinder federal control and it is believed most leading roads will sign it. In a statement explaining the con tract, the director general expressed the opinion that if railroads had been under private control during the first four months this year they would have lost $136,116,000 in operating in come as compared with the corres ponding period of the preceding yean and $96,064,000 as compared with the average for those months of 1915, 1916 and 1917. The fact that railroads are now guaranteed a fixed income under fed eral management and are able to bor row from the government for neces sary improvements, the director gen era! said, "are .fundamental things which impress the great body of railroad investors and should make them satisfied with the status as it now exists." FOE UNDER HOT FIRE IN WITHDRAWAL (Continued From Ige One) ritory yielded. In this case it was, in fact, a strategic retreat arid has cost comparatively little in men and munitions. So steady and rapid was the with drawal of the Germans carried out that French cavalry was employed today to maintain contact at one or two places, the cavalry also contrib uting to the location of machine gun nests. The Americans were subected at times to a rather heavy artillery fire.l especially while going over the plateau- For about two miles it was necessary for them to advance in the open Over high ground plainly visible to the German observers. There was little cover, anj both heavy and light artilrery swept the zone, but with slight effect and with out checking to any degree the for ward movement. The French and American artillery meanwhile delivered a punitive fire directed1 against the villages and roads beyond the Aisne and shelled the points where machine gun nests were located. The clearing out of these nests was accomplished more by the artillery in this engagement than in previous battles. Some sharp engagements did occur, but these were brief and the Germans who were killed or seriously wound ed withdrew. This, however, was not a day for prisoners, the whole number taken being less than 20. The movement of the Americans NOVELTY BOOTS For Fall Wear this showing of new Fall Boots introduces to you the latest in styles, colors and patterns. You'll be extreme ly surprised at this offering of new Fall Footwear by the Shoe Market for LESS THAN TEN DOLLARS A PAIR 2l!J Mi r . my i . -y- r - ' - t " i Misses' Black School Shoes Low and high heela.Mn button and lace ; good, clean merchandise ; pair, at $3.00 to $5.45 No deliveries, no chargett no comraittiont. Our prices will not permit of any extras. SHOE MARKET 16th and Harney, New Conant Hotel Bldg. "Omaha's Popular Price Shoe. Store," MOTOR CARS Btautifu) in Design T&orougtily Tdo&cm Mechanically Right A SUPERIOR type of hot-spoted manifold is regular equipment on the new Series 19 Studebaker Motor Cars. By intensifying the vaporizing of all gasoline particles more power and greater mileage , is thus insured even from low grade fuel. THE BONNEY - YAGER CO., Studebaker Distributors 2550-54 Farnam Street. Omaha, Neb. over the plateau was effected with out material loss because, instead of advancing in regular formations, they were filtered into and through the zone, never presenting a satisfactory target. The progress down into the lowlands was similarly carried out It would be no surprise if the Ger mans extended their evacuation to the region south of the Aisne which they hold in the direction of Rheims. It is considered possible that, had a push been made there' this part too would have been included in the gains of the last few days, but it is regarded as inevitable that the Ger mans wilt find that the newly made salient is untenable. If they do not withdraw they will be in a serious position as at any time pressure may be exerted, bbh from the south and northwest. Jof fre Thanks U. S. for Aid Given Widows and Orphans New York, Sept. 5. Marshal Joffre, president of the Fatherless Children of France, in a cablegram to the New York headquarters of the organization received today ex pressed "the gratitude of the whole of France for the generosity with which America came so spontaneously to the rescue of our widows and orphans." Civic Improvements . Charged to Roads Must Have McAdoo 0. K Director General McAdoo advises federal managers of the railroads that he has notified the authorities of the states, the counties and the municipal ities that in all cases where improve ments are contemplated by such civic organizations and where the cost to be charged against the roads will ex ceed $500 the whole matter must be taken up with the federal management of the respective roads interested. These managements must obain the concurrence of the railroad adminis tration before appropriations to pay for the improvements can be allowed. The director general adds that he Mil reserve the right to decide whether or not he will participate in the payments. He adds that it is not the purpose of the railroad adminis tration to oppose construcion, or meritorious improvements, but the "present stress as to essential labor and material supply, all work of this kind which can be postponed without injury should not be undertaken, and the railroad should not be expected to participate in the payment unless the expenditure is indispensable." rHOMPSON,BELDEN-CQ Qhe Qashion Center fir ZUbmonr V Attractive Serge Dresses Several New Arrivals Interesting in every detail of design and finish. Priced as low as their quality will permit. You'll appreciate at a glance their unusual dis tinction and charm. $27.50 to $150 with very fashionable models for $39.50, $45 and $55 The Blouse Store New Georgettes are now in awaiting your early visit. Remarkably lovely ones from $8.75 to $15. Advance Millinery Styles for Fall Authoritative fashions de veloped in seasonable new materials and fabrics. The variety of types and prices is wide enough to suit every fancy. An especially fine showing for $5, $7.50, $10.. Woven Name Tape In marking linens and wearing apparel Cash's woven name tapes are quite indispensable. Your choice of navy, red or light blue. Three dozen, 85c: six for $1.25 and twelve dozen, $2. Notion Section Trefousse Gloves The finest of French importa tion. Beautiful in appearance. Well made and serviceable. Trefousse Kid in black, brown, gray, taupe, mode and oastel, with self and contrasting em broideries; $2.75, $3 and $3.50. Embroideries for School Sewing Narrow cambric edges of very fine quality, 12)ac, 15c and 18c. Twelve-inch cambric and Swiss flouncings, 30c, 35c and 40c. Eighteen-inch flouncings, 45c, 50c and 65c. J- Collar edges in colors, also lace trimmed organdie, 35c to $1.25. Brassieres, Bandeau New Ones for Fall Make an early selection while stocks are new and unbroken. A plentiful variety of Fall styles await your coming. Prices are reasonable. See for yourself. I . I I I "l III ' "ill Tl l I IIMUM IIIWHHIIHWI III IIIMIIIMMIWIIMiS u Don't Worry About the Weather Call a cm ftelow fare Taxi Telephone Douglas 90. Handsome New Cor at Tour Service Within 10 Xlnutes. l JEFFERIS FOR CONGRESS Are You Registered So You Can Vote November 5? TYPEWRITERS For Rent. SPECIAL RATES TO STUDENTS All Standard Makes The W. N. Long Company 1915 Farnam. Tel. Doug. 3969. I Se the I i:aini i or i !' the I STATE FAIR I Lincoln, Neb. 1 WE MUST make a slight advance in the cost of Photo-Engravings, due to the increased cost of materials and labor. This" advance in prices .will be ef fective beginning September 15, 1918. Bee Engraving Department Producers of PLATES THAT PRINT ARTISTS ENGRAVERS PHOTOGRAPHERS