Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 01, 1915, NEWS SECTION, Page 5, Image 5
Kill OF HAN SLAIN ) BY CAHUCKS AMY Helativei of Slaughtered American Hunter Call Verdict ia Case Ridiculous. WIRE SENT TO - CONGRESSMAN Mowajrs frost Hrmkrn of Xmltfc Fstaally Declare Klllla Rtck Ias, lahamaa aad Oa. rich lloaalrldr. 3 r brrrxvo, n. t.. d, a. Reiativs of Waltr enilth. who was killed by Can adlaa militia at Fort Erie, are not satis fled with the roroner'a Jury verdict of '"accidental shooting." and through their attorney have takes steps to bring about a mora thorough Investigation through the Department of Bute. Further evl denca. H m announced, will be taken before Vlee Consul Curtlse at Fort Erla within a day or two and ttila report will ba filed with Stat department official" at Washington. ' Wire Concreaiima.n. Tba following telegram waa ent today to Congressman Charles B. Smith by the attorneys for the Pmlth family: "Testimony of witnesses, Smlth-Doraoh matter yesterday shows that civil officer neither called, signalled or attempted to arrest before calling upon soldiers; .that repeated volleys were fired after men had thrown up their hands and told the officer they were coming to shore; that soldiers fired" the shots that killed after civil officer had told them to cease, and In no event to hit; that on account of repeated volleys from soldiers In the faoe of the offer to surrender, men end-savored to get out of range, but werei Immediately shot, one fatally and the other possibly so; soldiers admit firing without taking aim or sighting gun. . Verdict RtdlcsJoas. - Verdict of coroners jury of accidental shooting ridiculously. Have no hesitancy In crowding cam. 'It waa reckless,, in human and outright . manslaughter. ' We will take wttnesaea before American con sul In & day or two and forward furthor evidence) to you." Although the verdict released the three militiamen as civilians, they are still de tained awaiting the official release frum the military authorities. , OMAHA BUSINESS V SHOWS GAINS IN ; SPITE OF TIMES (Continued from Page One.) i: 1 f ' : t I I !r v to a slight deprewiioD la the general busi ness for the year. Taken as a whole this decrease la not great, however, as it la in the neighborhood of a 11 per cent loss. The bank deposits show a loss of about 16 per cent compared with the deposits last year. This la based on. the October call this year as compared to the Octo ber call last year. V Bunkers explain this shortage of de posits by the fact that the, wheat crop was not marketed as early as usual this year. Last year, they hold, the wheat was largely marketed early In the year, and money was flowing Into banks before the October bank call. This year when October came the farmers were atlll hold ing the wheat for a dollar a bushel. After tie October- fcatik call, 'wheat went to a dollar a bushel. The farmers marketed it; and Omaha' bankers say money began te flow Into the banks a? once. They stlmate that the deposits today show fully 16.000,000 more than they did at the time the last bank statements were la sued In October. 1 . Aside from this faot, the money the re ' gional bank at Kansas City took out of Omaha Is estimated at about 11,000,000. This is not lost,' but la simply held in the regional -reserve bank Instead of In Omaha as formerly, i " Grata Shipments More. Grain recelpta fell atltUo below those of last year. This Is explained also 'on the ground that the grain was not mar keted as early as usual this year. The vast bulk of the 1914 crop has not yet been marketed. The shipments of grain, this year are greater than they war a year ago 'by" 7,000,000 bushels. The shipments are greater even thanthe receipts for the year, which Is accounted for by the f set that the first of the year 'much grain Was In storage here, and was shipped, out daring 1914, when as a matter of fact it had been received in 1913. . Thovgh the receipt of live stock dar ing the -year were lighter than last year, the packing house output In doUara and cents is greater than last year. This la accounted for largely by the Increase a thM. nrin. nt meats which brought the grand total of value of the output above that of last year. WhUe there Is a loss shown in tn isMn business for -'the year. It la pointed out that this lose la accounted for almost entirely In. the coal and coke Jobbing. Thla Immediately finds aa explanation In the fact 'that th win. ter waa practically an open, one until two weeka ago, and that lltjle coat or coke was eonsumed thus far. yLaat year, on the other hand, winter set In rather early, and some severe weather early in the season caused a rush on the coal and coke , products which resulted In the laying in of auppllea for the winter before the end of the year. - Uttle difference waa shown In the jobbing In the line of agricultural Im plements. . Aatoaioltlle I acreage. The'auluinoblle Jobbing shows an in crease of nearly !,0o0,00u, or 20 per cent increase. This is looked upon, as one of the beat evidences of prosperity In the district, as It shows that money la not ao tight aa In many-places In the coun try. The automobile bualnera represents, perhaps more fully than any other line. a. strictly cash business.. A' total of over I12.0O0.COO worth of automobiles were Jobbed out of Omaha during the year. A gain in mamifacturel products is shown, especially In the way of those products consumed . by the agricultural districts. Kor example, the - very first item In the lint alphabetically Is alfalfa feed. This shows an increase of 1160,000 In round numbers. The manufacture of art glasa and mirrors has doubled. v The increase in the value of beer out put is some J0.0uO. The output of break fast fooria lias practically doubled dur ing the year. The manufacture of can din has Increased about 13 per cent, li quofs show an increase of fJO.000. What Joasea In manufacturing , bust- nns were sustained are those la the lines where the tightening of the money markot is first to be felt. IIK BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1. lPl.V Thirty 'One Cargoes pf Copper for 1 rs ' Neutral Lands' Seized by British WASHINGTON, .' Per. $1. Thirty-one ships bearing 1,3R0 tons of American cop per, wdtth t&.fc'OOOO, destined to neutral nations, have been detained and their cargoes seised as eontrahant since the European war began, Senator Walsh of Montana told the senate today In a speech reviewing Interruptions Id American com merce, and highly endorsing the 'Amer ican government's recent note to Great Britain. Four ships were consigned to Holland, fourteen to Italy and thirteen to Sweden. he aald. and at Gibraltar .850 tons of American copper "have been piled up." After giving statistics to show that Italy and Great Britain were among the greatest normal consumers of copper. Senator Walsh aald : "The British govornmenl might well avoid a course calculated to make it ap pear aa an offensive act. There Is no sentiment of hostility or animosity In the United States toward Great Britain, save In sporadic rases of no consequence. In the sum total of the national disposi tion. God gralnt that our relations may always remain friendly. The feeling en gendered by the agsjreealons complained of is akin to the su prise and regreat ex perienced by one who has been cruelly wronged by a friend and who remains confident that a personal explanation and Candid conference wiU wipe out all differencea and brtng a speedy repara tion. ' It Is In this ' spirit the American people await the result of the well-timed note of the president." "What is needed now," continued Sena tor Walsh, ''Is the' release of every de tained shipment against which a prima facie case of guilt cannot be made out. carrying with It an assurance to the trade that as long as It ' Is honest It Is safe. "The Amerloan people will be ver pa tient with reapect to the rase or rases so much talked of and written about, ot copper bars concealed In ootton bales. The I.Ono tona of copper now at Gibraltar were not coneaaledln cotton balea. The conaisnmenta all allow on the ship's papers. In the regular and usual way, as did one unloaded at Marseilles, likewise much advertised as being underneath a cargo of oats. 'Copper Is convenient ballast and goes regularly to the place where It will best subserve that purpose. So our people will wait with patience the determination ot the question as to whether copper can be made by the Ipse dixit of any single na tion, absolute contraband. That ques tion will arise In some rase In which the proof establishes that the destination shown by the manifest and bills of lading was simulated and that In fact It was Germany or Austria, but It does not ap pear that the prise was for warlike use. The claim that It. may .make It such Is put forth In good faith by Great Britain and we must await the slow process ot law and diplomatic negotiation to try It out." Senator Waleh submitted the names of twenty-nine copper laden ateamera held up as follows: Kroonland and Taurus,' both American; Belgla, German; Rotterdam, Potadam, Weaterdyk and Sloterdyk, all Dutch; Palermo, Regina d' Italia, San Giovanni, Italia. Dura Dl Genova. Verona, Kuropea and San Gugllelmo. all Italian; Tabor, Norhclm, SIf, Slgrun. Antares and Tyr, all Norwegian; Ascot, Francisco. Idaho, Toronto, Marengo. Galileo and rerugla, all British, and Ran. Swedish. Triple Poisoning , Case in New York . Reveals Double Life NEW YORK, Dec Sl.Investlgatlon of unusual circumstances under which Mrs. Ida 8. Rogers took poison and gave It to her two babies lsst Tuesday waa begun today by the district attorney, Francis Martin, of the Bronx. One of the chil dren, t months old, Loretta. died yester day. Mrs.1 Rogers and John, the t-yoar- old child, are near death in a" hospital. ; At Mrs. 'Rogers' bedside there sits Ixr lis Elton Rogers, a well-to-do lawyer of this city. ' Apparently he is distracted by grief. Neighbors of Mra. Rogers, who lived In the Bronx, knew him as her husband and the father of the children. Prof. Franklin H. Giddinga of Columbia university knew Rogers as the husband ot his sister, who waa Miss Caroline Giddings. Rogers and Miss Glddlngs were married in 190. , Detectives and an assistant district 'at torney have endeavored In Vain to obtain from the sick woman Information as to her relatives or maiden name. Jit is said she is a member ot a good southern family. Mrs. Carolina Rpgers and her husband lived until a rnoauh ago In a -fashionable apartment on Riverside Drive. Mrs. Ida Rogers and her two children lived In a modest house In the Bronx. , - Stock Quarantine -'Placed on, Part if. " One County in Iowa WASHINGTON, Dec. SI. New York Citv and New Tork county were Quaran tined today by the Department of -Agriculture because of the foot and mouth disease in cattle. FVileraJ Quarantine also was placed on Jessamine, county. Kentucky; Shelby county, Illinois, and that portion ot Cedar county, Iowa, northeast or tne Cedar' river. An order was tss'ied releasirfg other localities and modifying other quaran tines. . It releases in Montana the counties of Richland and Wibaux, and that portion of Dawaon county west pf the losth medldlan, and those portions of Custer and Fallon counties south of the forty slxth parallel. It permits Interstate shipment of live stock after bureau, inspection and certi fication for Immediate alaughter to places where federal, state or municipal Inspec tion is ' maintained from all portions of the quarantined area In Montana, ex cept within five mile radius, of Infected premises, 'ranches and trains. Thirty Warships Are Firing oil' Austrian Naval Base at Pola COPENHAGEN, Dec. SL-Vla London.) A private dispatch received here from Berlin says that over thirty French and British warships are at present engaged in bombarding Pola, the Austrian naval base on the Adriatic, and also the seaport of Roulgno; about fifteen miles away. Bee Want Ada Are the Wtat Business F.t-ad Daliy by People la Search Of Ad en4 Opportunities. A Celt is Dasgcnsi. Break It Row. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey is fine for coughs and colds. Soothes . the lungs, loosens the mucous. Only 2ic. All drug gists. Advertisement. Chicago Society's Hotel is to Become Place for Homeless CHICAGO. Deo. SL fit Caroline I'nnrt hotel, which forty years ago' was the center of many of Chicago's select soclnl functions, wilt become a shelter next week for unemployed and homeless men. It was announced today. The famous hostelry Is richly decorated In marble tiling and art work imnnMai from France. Marble stalrcasea,. a ro tunda with art-glass windows, inlaid wood and art work in th bull mnm sUll remain to. recall the old-time s pen dors of the structure. The use of the hotol has been donated to the Christian Industrie plans to provide free lodging to aa many men as sarely can be accommodated. Mattresses and blanket will be provided for 800. Shower baths also will H in stalled. Coffee and rolls will be given tne men every mc nlng without charge. The hotel will be maintained by funds given by churches. Three Men Killed by ' . Dust Explosion in Mine at Flagler, Ia, fcNOXVILLB, u., Dee. M.-Threa men were Irfstintly killed and fmip In(iitu1 two of thra probably 1 tally, ut y eater- d, u lid. Niji.ufj.rju m a eoal mine at Flagler, a mining town near here. " The explosion, which was caused by "whjdy shot", literally blew the men from the mouth of the cntrv and thma whn escaped death were brufced and burned almost beyong recognition. The dead: WILLIAM CT.ARK. "" JACK COOPKR. MILLARD KERSET. Ernest Clark and Carl Fortjier are be lieved to be fatally wounded. Clark and Cooper leave families. ft Monterey Said to Be Short of Food LAREDO, Tex., Deo. M.-Food for less than ten' days remains at Monterey, Mcx., and adjacent territory, where the situa tion In some respects Is aa bad aa Eu rope, according to unofficial 1 reports to day from American Consul General Philip C. Hanna of Monterey. Relief Is fur nished twice weekly ' to the poor, who Include once prosperous families which revolutions have made destitute. Flour, shelled corn, beans and rice are the foodstuffs most needed. There Is also need for bed clothing. The American consul has given much aid. Admiral Howson Dies at Yorkers YONKERS, N. Y.. Dec. M.-Henry L. Howlson, rear admiral United States navy, retired, died at his home last night, aged 77 years. About three weeks ago he waa operated upon in a hospital for an Intestinal trouble and upon . his re moval to- his home he was believed to be recovering.'- Today he suffered a relapse. He held such Important posta as com mander of the Paclfia squadron, presi dent of Ji (steel Inspection- and light house boards, first captain of the battle ship Oregon and commandant ot the nay yards of Mare Island and Boston. A We Lava 31 kinds of Sunderland's Certified Coal, from which yon may select the kind and price which suit you beat. Here are two of them: ECCJICMY COAL This has been for many years our leader. It is suitable for every pur pose, lasts long and Is truly economical. Lump, K'gg, Nut ' Price 5G.50 . ml My ULLormoxE coal Here is a sootles Wy oming Coal, especially good for furnaces ,jcd fire-places. " ('Iran,' durable, satisfactory Prieo 97.00 ataasy back gwaraatee. CerUfioate Atteousd tt itot ttliftif ticket. GUHDEnLAUD tete Bank aaUdiaa-, B, Cur. 17ife eaa utay. S'fcou bougies tbJL KAISER'S FORCES HOLD STEINBACH - Berlin ,War Office Reports that the French Effort to Take Alsace Village ii Repulsed. MANY HOUSES ARE DESTROYED Kntlre Frrark Coaapaay la Anni hilated at North F.4 ef 1.1 ae ytteatloa In Kast Praasla and Poland I'aehaagea. AMSTERDAM. Holland. Dec. Sl.-(Vla London.) What Is described as an un official telegram, but which, nevertheless, waa Issued today by the German army headquarters, has been received here. It reads: "Our troops In Poland are pursuing the enemy.- After the bottles of Loda and Lowlcs we took more than 7,ooo prisoners and many cannon and machine guns. "The entire booty sinco the -beginning of our offensive in Poland In November totals l.TS.ftoO prisoners, more than 100 cannon and over 900 machine guns." BERLIN. Dec. .81. tBy Wireless to London.) The Oerman official statement given out In Berlin this afternoon re lates that In the village of Stelnbach,' In Alsace, house after house waa de stroyed by the French artillery, but that the community la atlll In possession of the Germans. An entire French company was annihilated on the northern' end of the line, French attacks south of Rhelms were repulsed; In the Argonne the Ger man occupied several French tenches and raptured 2b0 prisoners, and their artillery broks down French attacks In upper Alsace. The situation In east PruKslu. nt'th of the Vistula, and on the Pillca river. Is described as unchanged, while- 'east .of the Bsura river the fighting contlnuea. The text of the communication follows: "In the western arena of the war yes terday passed comparatively quiet on the coast. The enemy dlreoted their fire on Westende and destroyed parts ot cer tain houses there, but without causing any military damage. -"An entire French company waa anni hilated when we Mow up their Una near the Alarr farm. 'South of Rhelms, strong French at- tarks north of Camp Chalons were every where repulsed. "In the western Argonne region we K lined considerable ground, capturing several trenches situated behind ens an other aad taktng tM prisoners. French attempts to attack In the region of Fllrey, north of Tout, failed. . In upper Alsace, In the region to the west of Sennehetm, all the French at tacks broke down under the fire of our artillery. "The enemy's artillery systematically destroyed house after house In the vil lage of Steinbach (Alsace), which Is In our possession. Our losses are slight. "It Is reported from the eastern war arena that the situation In East Prussia and Poland to the north of the Vistula river, remains unchanged. Hast of tho Bsura river the battles con tinue. Ia the Rawka district our offen sive has made progress. On the eastern bank of thariUca the situation remains unchanged.'' St, John Predicts Liquor Amendment Within Six Years TOPE K A', Kan., Dec. SI. If the liquor traffic Is a state and not a national Issue, why does the government Impose a heavy tax on It and grant a license to people to engage In the business T" That was the question John P. St. John, the first prohibition governor ot Kansas, put to the national convention of tho Intercol legiate Prohibition association here to day "If It Is purely a state matter, why does a government official carry the keys to the dlsllllory?" continued the former governor. ' "The contention that the liquor question Is purely a state la sue has no foundation In history.' Justice or common sense, ' . "A prohibitory amendment will he adopted by congress not later than 1917, and three-fourths of the' states will have ratified It not later than IPSO. And rive years thereafter the liquor politicians and the liquor press will be ready to swear that they. were always for prohibition." I I t Y Storo Closed All Day New Year's Dny. ' A big reward for everybody who waits Ttie. Man Will open the doors of this store to Nebraska's Greatest M). . JANUUIY SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd . S Friday Night Papers for FuJJ Particulars. ',' . COKUKCT AITAKZL FOB MEN AND WOMEN. fi t J&gm-4&'2M lit! wk is! I t..yj nVN'i, m nil $ II r:-f X sZJUi.. . N. 1 1 lit' III lltll It C ' wm mm: i : v f -vin ure .w i 1 11 m ill h is i is t m u t . r (SREETUN CIERISTMAS has dropped down tho horizon. ; Tlie New Year , of Nineteen-Fifteen is-dawhitur. ' . Bat before we tarn over the fresh page to write down our New Year's resolutions a word about this big Btore as a public, factor may not be, amiss. , Do y-ou realize how definitely this vast institution, with its s splendid resources and facilities, exists for your service! Have you ever given thought to its principlca and policies, its J unique methods' and unusual achievements and considered what special $ interest they should arouse in you f i Burgess-Nash Company is typically "Everybody's Storb." It is of the people and for tho people in inception, in development, in public service, in civic influence. With a business foundation principle of RELIABILITY AND INTEGRITY, in other words, a squaro deal. Always Uvlnr up to our prbmisee, making good for any mistaken with our thanks to the customer that brought our ibortcomlnga to our attention. Never per mitting any customer to keep any merchandise that ig not perfectly satisfactory. Truthful In the advertising of our merchandise, giving back the money or allow ing the credit whenever asked. I" Lending every helpful service store cart give to all customers aad rlsltors. Always looking for a way to serra you better and make this itora come more cloeelj to your Individual idea of what your store should be, . , And now, aa we write down our New Tear'a resolutions, let us record : " We hope to make It the greatest year In the history of th store. We hope to make the store's service and usefulness bigger, broader and better than ever before. But, at the same time, we take a fresh grip on the Burgess-Nash principles of storekeepla to which we have pinned our faith which are: . Complete stocks at all times. "Only frustworthy, dependable merchandise. "Ihe lowest prices consistent with quality, --Truthful advertising of all merchandise. The most careful service. ' j --The greatest service to the greatest number. No transaction complete until the customer is perfectly, satisfied. We are confident that you are going to help along onr plant for the new yeai- because the plans we have In mind are ail along the Una of still better service and greater usefulness. They are worthy of rour help. So we stick our peg to a YEAR OF GRKATkli HtLPFULXESS, and we know . !. - 111 ....-,11.1. """l That you may have a VERY HAPPY AM) PROSPERorS NEW YEAR ' - Is the wish of . January First, Xlneteen-Flteen 1T.