Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 17, 1915, Image 1
The Omaha Da Bee Advertising it tht ptndw lam that kttpt baying and telling in motion. . LY VOL. XLTV NO. 233. OMAHA, -WEDNESDAY MOUN1N0, MAIiCil 17, IDl.V-KOUKTKrA TANKS. Mot" j;V:idV SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. TBE WEATHER Cloudy SIODX CITY POLICE CHIEF INDICTED ON 3 GRAFTJJHARGES Peirce Held by Grand Jury on Triple Count Alleging Accept tnoe of Bribes. rOTOTH ASSERTS CONSPIRACY Saloonkeeper. Also Named by In- ' ' qnititorial Body in Iowa Town , ' Up the River. HOTEL LESSEE IS ANOTHER SIOUX CITY, la., March 16. Three separate Indictments charging George Peirce, chief of police of Bloux City, with having accepted bribe were returned by the grand Jury in a partial report this after noon. Another indictment charges Peirce with having conspired with George Ford, a saloon keeper, with the intent of overlooking bootleggers In police, campaigns and permitting houses of prostitution to run openly. One Indictment was returned against Ford, charging him with con spiracy. "Rummy" De, Roos,' whose testimony has been most important in the Investigation by the grand Jury,' Is named as the other conspira tor In squelching prosecution of law violators. De Roos, who has been the lessee of a string of so-called hotels, wa not indicted. ' The charges that Peirce accepted bribes are based on three alleged in dictments that he accepted $55 from C. "W. Nles of the Davenport hotel, $60 from Robert Brown, oper ator of a dice game, on September 22. 1914. and $240 from M. J. ,C,'Ruramy") De Roos on September 18, 1914. Peirce's bonds were ' fixed $5,000. at Six-Qollar-a-Week : Asserts Eat Less if ' Need More Clothes e ALBANY. N. T., March lS,-Uving on a week In New York is a very simple problem, Miss Dorothy Miller, a 10-year-old shop girl, told a legislative committee investigating the minimum wage proposi tion today. It one wants more clothes, she explained, it is only necessary to cat less food,, and It more food lg wanted, skimp on the clothes ailotfhncev, ." . . , Before. 1i . Miller took , the' witness stand sh heard in the senate chamber the minimum wage proposition criticised as unscientific, uneconomic and unneces- esry. She came here at the behest of the Consumers' league of New York to relate her persons I experience as a working girl. "My story Is not based o ntheory. but y Is an actual experience," she said, "and I don't want you to think that I am a pathetic little, picture for 1 represent 4,000 girls who earn no more than lo. At one time I did not receive J, but only C I lived at home and was fortunate In having to pay Into the house but 12.60. That left me 40 cents a week to spare after I had paid my car fare and pur chased lunches." Two Women Killed ' ' and Third Fatally Injured in a Fire LOS AITOELE8, Cal., March IS.-Two women are dead, a third fatally burned and many ethers injured as a result of fire which early today burned through the upper floors of a three-story frame apartment house here. Mrs. M. M, Richardson, 70 years of age, and another woman- whose body had not been Identified, were killed.. Mrs. H. T. Avery probably will succumb -to burns. The majority of the occupants awak ened by the fire, barely had time to hurry to windows anl leap to the ground. Many suffered broken arms or legs. Several firemen and police officers were cut and burned while searching rooms for occupants. The Weather Forecast till 1 p. m. Wednesday: For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity -Fair; not much change in temperature. Ttsiserstsers at Omalta Yesterday Hour. Vt 6 a. in ( a. m S 7 a. m S a. m a. ro 31 10 . m 11 a. m S4 VI m M 1 p. m 87 t d. m W S d. m 40 4 p. m 9 t P. ra 38 p. m Si 7 p. m X 5 p. m ti Cessparatlve Lori a Record. 1914. 1814. 19IX. Wi. Highest yesterday.. I xi west yesterday... Mean temperature.. I'recipttation ..... Temperature and 40 67 i 3S 40 18 .. 34 W 24 34 .... T .01 .) .CO precipitation depar- tores from the normal: Normal temperature Heficiencv for the day , Total delctency since March 1 Normal Lreciiitation .04 Inch 1 len iency fur the day 04 Inch t'let'lpilstton since Ma-ch I... 1.K inches Kxceee since March 1 . Im ti Ieicency for cor. period. 1K14. M Inch Kxcesa for cor. period. 191 1.T4 Inches Kejaerts frataa Stations at 7 P. M. Ktatioa and Mate Temp. High- Rain- cf Wlher. 7 p. m. cut fall Cheyenne, cloudy S4 34 .1 Itaveupoi t, clear lenver, snow lH-a Moines, clesr North riatte. cloudy nun ha. clear Rapid city, ckudy hbcrltUa. clr.r 3 S4 . th 40 44 4.' 4A 4 1 T ' Valentine, tloedy it '11 Indiana iie of prc.lpitailun. U A. WL LBll. ixK-al Koii aiur. IS GREATEST WARSHIP MORLDLAONCHED Dreadnought Pennsylvania Takes to Water While Prayer for Peace is Being Said. GERMAN COMMANDER IS GUEST NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. March 16- The new dreadnought Pennsyl vania was successfully launched here this morning shortly after 10 o'clock. The largest engine of naval war fare In the world slid down the ways while a prayer was uttered that It might be a messenger of peace rather than a weapon of destruction. Christened by Miss Elizabeth Kolb of Germantown, Pa., as Secretary Daniels gave a signal, the monster hull slid into the James river and j the swell tossed the German con-1 verted cruiser Prins F-ltel Frledrlch, less than 100 yards away. Commander Tlerlchcns. commander of the sea raiiler, nat In full uniform with the official party on the platform and mingled with American navaN officers throughout the ceremony. ' ' A grsy-halred women approached the German commander a he stood under the towering bow of the Pennsylvania ' and grasped his hand. She was Mrs. M. i F. Thomas of Beacon, X. Y., a member oi ine pocieiy or r rienns. ' Commander, she said, "I belong to a society which believes thet all persons should love others as much as them-1 selves. Do you In Germany love us as much as you love yourselves?" The captain smiled, but did not answer as Mrs. Thomas continued: "Don't you b-llove that we will soon have peace?. Isn't It time you men stopped killing each other?" "Madame," leplled the German com mander, "we all believe in peace, but j this war had to Le. It was a necrsssry j war for the peace of the world. After j this war there will be a long peace. But i at the end of tho long peace there will ' come another war." I The. German naval officer joined 10.OK) Americans cheering the new American dreadnaught on its slide into the sea, after Episcopal bishop Berry of Penn sylvania had read a prayer for the wel fare of the president and the people of the United (Mates, the army arid navy and the peace of the world. The siren of the Prlns Eltel Frledrlch Joined the shrieking whistles of scores of vessels In the river, as the great ship took the water. British Cruiser Hurt By Fire from Forts In the Dardanelles BERLIN. March 16. (By W.lrejejss- ttf, Sayvllle.)-Thv Over .tif.''i.vjt aency today gave out 'what they described as a report from Athena tovthe effect that Lthe British cruiser Amethyst sustained heavy damages and had twenty-eight of ficers and men killed and an equal num ber wounded during an attack on the Inner forts of the Dardanelles In which five British warships took part. A newspaper at Athens has, published a report that ' in the Dardanelles the Turks are making use of motor batteries, which they can move quickly. They are very careful of their ammunition. In this regard the allies are different, already they have fired away ammunition to the value of several million francs. N ' The 'correspondent at Athens ,of the Lokal Aniwelger says in a dispatch that the Turks have succeeded In placing new heavy gum in the Kum Kale battery, at the. mouth of the Dardanelles, which have- replied fiercely to the fire of e, French squadron. ' Continuing, the correspondent says that two badly damaged British cruisers have been taken into Malta. One of these ves sels had been struck fairly no less Ulan twenty times. German military critics, commenting on the official report of the second re treat of the Tenth Russian army, look upon it as equivalent to an Important victory, not only because of the losses Inflicted upon the Russians, but because of the moral effect. They declare It Is evident that only weather conditions pre vented the Russian retreat from being cut off. Assert McManus Not An American Citizen VERA CRUZ. March K-The statement was made here today by 'persons con - nected with the Carranti government that John B. McManus, the former Chl cagoan who was killed in Mexico City March 11 by Zapata troop, was not an American cltlsen. Mr. McManus lived lit Moxlco City for about fifteen years, and was said to have, become a naturalised Mexican. CHICAGO, March 16. Relatives of John B. McManus.'the former Chlcagoan who was killed by Zapata troops In Mexico City, today denied that he had become a naturalized cltlsen of Mexico. M'CHORD CHAIRMAN OF INTRSTATE COMMISSION WASHINGTON. March l.-Cominls-eloner Charles C. McChord was elected chairman of the Interstate Commeroe a) i commission late- today, succeeding Cora- j mlssloner James . Harlan. The chairman changes every year, members of the cora I mission rotating In 'office. Kl Mr. McChord, democrat, from Ken 5 j tucky, was appointed to the commission by l'reslfent Taf t In 110. He was ac tively concerned In railway legislation and was special counsel for his state In several rate cases before coming to Washington. COTTON FROM CARIB AND EVELYN DRIFTS ASHORE WA8HINC.TON. March lS.-Four hun dred and forty-two bales ef cotton from the American steamers Canb and Evelyn V' blown up by mines on tholr way to ( !er- Oil . , , . 1 Jlenos Island, off the coast of Denmark. The Drawn for The Bee by Nell Biinklry. SENATORS TO PROBE DODGE-M'KELYIE MIX Instruct Lieutenant Governor to Name Committee to Make Full Investigation. DODGE REPEATS' HIS CHARGE (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, March 16. (Special Telegram.) The Dodge-McKelvie controversy over the appointment of a committee to investigate the ac tivities of the Omaha Gas company In connection with legislation at the session two years ago came up in the senate this afternoon, several senators warming up to the subject In good shape. , Howell especially turned loose in a denunciatory speech. He demanded that as this was a' republican scrap nobody but republicans should go on the committee. Mallery thought it foolish to argue the thing from, that standpoint and the motion was voted down, 14 to 17. What Started Inquiry. Itemarks made by Dodge of Douglas en the floor of the senate, last week, charging former Lieutenant Governor McKelvte with an alliance with the. Omaha Gas company interests-In the lust session of the legislature, came to a ' show down In the morning, when Grace (Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) I Howard Is Cheered When He Champions Greater Omaha Bill Representative Jerry Howard last night addressed a company of 500 dtisens of j South Omaha In an open air meeting at the corner of 'Twenty-fourth and M j streets, championing the cause of annex a- i tlon. He was loudly cheered as he do- j clared he knew what his constituents , wanted. , "I voted for annexation In the commit- tee," declared Howard, "and, despite the I threats made against me by the ant I- j annexationists of this city, I am going back and vote for the bill when it comes up for paasage." , Jhe South Omaha representative was j frequently Interrupted by cheers and ex- ! premlons of approval of Ma course. j "I know what the people of this town . want." declared the speaker. And again j he was cheered, BATTLESHIP BREAKS SHAFT DURING MANEUVERS J WASHINGTON. March 11 The battle-' ship Connecticut broke one of its slisfts j last Sunday while maneuvering In Ouan Onamo bay ami now 1 liound fyr f'hila- lielphls under Its own power. convued j h ny1 '"in"T OHon Ti,e h"n ut it),. Ci,nn-ttfut ia untnluieil and no oh as hurt. J ' St. Patrick's Day Flower Colorado Governor ' Praises House for Expelling Howland UKSVEll, Colo., March. 16.-YV. W. I lowland of l'enver, expelled from the Colorado houso of representatives yester day on the report of the committee which Investigated his connection with a pack age of currency delivered to him upon the floor of the house February H. was released from the county Jail on bonds today. He was arrested Saturday on a charge of perjury. Personal surety In the sum of t),O0O was furnished. Governor Ueorgu A. Carlson, in a spe cial message to the leglalature today, commends the house of representatives for expolllng Howland on charges of per jury. The governor offers assistance of every executive officer In pursuing the house Inquiry to discover If "In addi tion to perjjry there lias been actual bribery," and. If so, to administer proper punishment. The governor declares the house action "augurs for better things." The governor urges tho pnsaago of the administration economy bills and the enactment of an Industrial commission and workmen's compensation law. In closing the governor says: "I know unwise and revengeful men from the outnide are at work with cer tain of you seeking to Increase confusion and destroy your complete ' usefulness." The governor urges the legislature to j me to thntr ' present opportunity. Known Victims of 1 ' , Quake Number ThirtlThousand ROM E, March 16.-(Vla Parts )-An of ficial parliamentary report on the earth quake of January 13 glvea the number of deaths thus far reported as 3,97S, without Including person who afterward died of Injuries and Illness caused by the dlsaater. . The communes damaged by the earthquake numbered' 372. Omaha it a greater city than either its population or rep utation indicates.' Its grain, jobbing, railroad and bank ing business are all out of proportion to its size. An idea of these conditions, to gether with a knowledge of the spirit of progress, new buildings, gene r al enter prise, the tourist who wishes to know the real Omaha, can gain only by stopping off. THEGATECITYOfTHEWtST ITALIAN NAVY IS' CONCENTRATING Warahina Ira flatVierino at Taranta. Home Port Nearest to Entrance of Dardanelles. V TURKISH BATTERIES SILENCED GENEVA, March 16. (Via Paris) A dispatch t,o the Tribune from Its Home Correspondent says that a large part of the Italian navy is being con centrated at Taranto at the south eastern extremity of the country and the point nearest the Dardanelles The same paper prints dispatches from Vienna which state that Emperor Francis Josef on Saturday received Archduke Frederick, who insisted on behalf of the general staff in the Carpathians that kArchduke Hvgene should be ordered to abandon the campaign against Serbia, and also forces on the- Ruanlan frontier, In order to -reinforce the exhausted t;oopa in the mountains. . Archduke Frederick is reported to have cited as an example of fthe conditions in the Carpathians troops Irom the Inikla and lyupkow districts numbering 20,000, who have lieen fighting Incessantly fur fix weeks, sleeping with their rifles In their hands.' Kmperor Will Humiaoa Kugeae. The Interview of the emperor with the archduke Is reported to have taken place in the presence of Minister of War Kro batln and General Hotzendorf. The mon- i e r, ii. it Is suld. devlditl to summon Arch- ! (Continued on I'age Kour, Column Two.) More Than MiUion Prussians Are Killed Wounded or Missing LONDON', Marrn 1C. -The -leal eight of ficial Pruasian casualty Hat., No. VA to No. 17), contain 13.142 names, bringing the grand total' of killed, wounded and miss ing' since the war began to 1,060,02 men, according to a dispatch to the Evening I News, from Copenhagen. ' The last four lists Include the names of eleven airmen I killed, four wounded and two taken prisoners, it should 'be bome In mind Unit these totals refer to Prussia; they j do not take Into account 160 Bavarian, I nt Vurtelburg, 11 Haxonu and twenty navy lists. y !Row Over Decoration : Of Room; Shoots Wife i , j I-pMAItS, la., March 18 -Following an alleged trivial quarrel over the decora I lion at a room In their home, Dr. J. 1 I Reeves, local physician, today shot his wife three times. One bullet struck the I woman under the chin, another In the shoulder and the third in the right side ,of the abdomen. She ran screaming from the houtm to the front porch, where she fell. Itecves told officers when arrested that Ye had placed the gun in M. mmith Hi an atlaintit to commit aulilde, ,ut 1 lie mnalnuiK curliidce ralle to explode lie is lodged Ir the county Jail. ITALY'S DEMANDS ON AUSTRIA BRINGS NATION NEAR WAR Crisis Reached in Relations Southern Kingdom with the Empires of Central Europe. of I LITTLE SHOW OF AGREEMENT , i m j Pressure of Allies Strong and ! People Make Demonstration , Against Teutons. GREAT COMMOTION AT MILAN r.MtlS, March 16. The Haves NKoncv rerHvptl today tho following j dispatch from its correspondent at Milan: i "There whs h great demonstration here 1M night in favor of inter I vontion by Italy on the side of the 'allies. Crowds of inanlfestants marched through the streets ana gHthered in front of the cathedral. The icpiibltcan deputy, Kugento Chlesa, made a speech to the crowd In front of the ahatnber of Com merce. "The police charged and dispersed crowds which were shouting: Down with Austria.' 'Down with Germany.' " nearbea filmas. ROM K tVIa Chlaseo. Switzerland!. March H'.-The political pressure upon the Italian government to pledge Italy course In the future, either to the em pires of central F.urop or the allies, has hern augmenting for some time and Is lortey believed to have about reachod Its climax. According to thoroughly reliable sources Trlnce Von Huelow, the Uermsn am hitsxniloi'', has given formal assurance that (Icimsny will be able in the end to overcome the reststanre of Austria add Induce Vienna to concede to Italy the territorial concessions demanded, to- g ther with a free hand In southern Albania. In addition the central empires would further Italy's1 ambitions In the eastern Mediterranean. . The Oerman diplomat pointed out furthermore that the marine supremacy of Oreat Britain and France would have the effect of crushing Italy. Araesnents of Allies. ' Itepreeentatlves of the allies In their negotiations with the Italian government, have presented the matter In quite a different light. They have united In saying that tho defeat of Germany and Austria-Hungary was Inevitable even without (th participation of Italy. In .esse Italy refrained from taking part It would receive nothing from the allies when the settlements are made They advance tho further argument that with the conclusion of peace, or shortly thereafter, the separation of Hungary from Austria was quite to be exoected. This would lead to the ah i I sorption of the Austrian provinces of German nationality by Oermany and the consequent extension of German dominion to Trieste, which thus would forever be lost to Italy. In addition Italy would be forced to abandon Aylona and the Aegean Islands.' What Is believed In high quarters to be an authoritative outline of the ter ritorial demands of Italy and the position of Austria In regard to them was ob tained today. The difference between the Italian and Austrian points of view as til us Indicated appears to be so great that well Informed persona are not able to perceive any likelihood of an adjust ment. neaaands e Italy. Itoughly speaking, Italy desini a sweeo tif territory to the north and east which I would extend Its boundary around the I northern end of the Adriatic 8ea as far south as Flume on the eastern coast This would Include the Austrian naval base at Pola, as well as the provinces of Trent and Trieste, acquisition of which has been Italy's long-cherished aspiration. The conresHlons which Austria le believed to be willing to make are Insignificant as compared with the demands. It Is regarded as probable that, under pressure from Germany, the negotiations may he extended and Austria may be In duced to grant larger concessions than it now Is willing te consider, but the belief Is generally hold In responsible quarters that the extreme Auatrlan concessions would be insufficient to satisfy Italy. The demands of Italy, as outlined today, are set forth as follows; To the north It desires the entire prov ince of Trent, to the east It destrea to extend Its frontier-to the Julian Alps. In cluding the provinces of Oorlts and Istrla, with the districts of Tolmeln, OorlU. Trieste, Pola and Flume. In addition to this, it desires the Dalmatian islands, especially Veglla, Cheree, Lung a, Brasia, Leslna, .Curxola, Meleda and IJasa. Recti flratloa of Border. The only recurvation of the frontier which, according to this Information, Austria Is willing to grant Is the cession of territory which would give to luly possesion of Lake Gartla, with the town of Rlva and the valleys of the Chies and Adlge rivers, Inoludlng .the towns of llovereto and Tlone, hut excluding Trent, and to the east the valley of the Isonxo river. Including Oradlsca. but excluding (Jortti. It is understood alvo that In return for sinh territory as it I willing to cede, Austria asks for a large sum of money and also the renunciation by Italy of any claim to other territory w Ithln the Austro Hungarian empire which la Inhabited by Italians. ! return for these concessions on Italy's part Austria is witling to make certain local grants, Including the esUbt llbhment of sn Italian university at Trieste. BERNHARDrS CONDITION IS ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY HOHOFACX tiVa Partal. March 1.-A l uiletin lasiied bv Mrs Ienuce and Ar nnxaii after P laiting Kara Hernhardt. who recently left the lioapltal where her right leg was nmputsted, states that her cou rt. tlon la entirely eatUfaclory. GERMANS MOVE GANNON CLOSER TO OSSOWETZ Russian Official Report Says Re newed Attack Upon Forts Here Have Been Successfully Countered. PRZASYNSZ IS ALSO UNDER FIRE Russ Hammejr Away at Pnemysl and Austrians Continue Attempts to Relieve It. ATTACKS AND COUNTER ATTACKS The Day's War ATetPaj t ITF.D "TATKH proSMr wtll -te.t 0 Great Hrltalu tie at It re aaalaet tkelr pla trmt with Germany aa en time is British order t o",t TraT President Wilson indicate fafor ; mallr that h meaanree plated were elepleaalaej to the I nttrd States. FR KTh war of flee says Oermaas have an f fere reverses l two sec tions of the westera frosvt. The British army Is eala to have re rap tared St. Blot and to have ear rled new German positions aoatr the Tlllaeje. Tho Ooraaaa ffleUI statement isanieH tho wtaatlsur of St. Elol, bat snakes no ssoattoa of Its aabaecjarat reeaptaro by tho British. DISPATCHES FROM ITA1.T make l appear that aatloa Is approaeh lag a tleetaloa whether It shall al here to Its policy of neutrality or tnterreae In tho war. Fotlowtasj the report of partial eapprreetoa hy Italy of the molle to Aawtria aad the rsaferesf of Raapero Franrla Joseph, a Home newspaper aaya the Itallaa fleet la hetasT con centrated at Tamer. The la tho point la Italy nearest the Darda nelles. VNOKFICIAl, . Rf-PORTS from Ath- tacktaa- warahlpa alleaced eoTOral Tarklsh field batteries which had beca pnatcd aboTe Kim Kale, at the entrance to the Dardaaelles. Rt'SSIAN OFFICIAI. statemear saye the Germaa amaalt oa Oasaweta a prodnclagr 'only inalaralf Icaat ro aalta. It ia also Bald the Germaa advance toward Praaeayea Is be Ingr held la check. Bt LLKTIN. LONDON, March 16. The Rus sians ggain are advancing in north western llukowina, according to a dispatch received here by the Ex change Telegraph company from , Bucharest, Roumanla. The opera tions are going forward slowly be cause of the, bad weather. Near Novo 8ulitsa the Russians carried Austrian trenches at the point of the bayonet, the Austrians retreating with heavy losses. LONDON. March 16. The only military activity along the east Prua sian front appears to be the resump tion of the German bombardment of Ossowetx. At thla point the attack ing batteries have been brought -T ...... . . A , being, according to official reports from Petrograd, the IneffectlTeneas of shell fire at a longer range. The Russian reports maintain that the attacks on the forts have been suc cessfully countered.' Petrograd claims that the Rus sians are holding their antagonist where the Qermans are keeping up a violent artillery fire. Attack aad Ceastir Attaah- In the. Carpathians and in Oallcla It la the usual story of attack and counter at tack, with Vienna claiming a slow ad vance after sanguinary assaults Ojs,moun- (Contlnued on Page Four, Column Three.) There's Money in Farm Land today and there is going to bo more money made in the near futuro than ever before. The farmer's profit this year has been so great that he will want to purchase more land. In today '8 classified section of The Bee you will find a large offering of farm land from most of the states of tho central west. Buy today while you ran before prices talie the big jump upward, which they ore sure to do. Telephone'Tyler 1G00' THE OMAHA BEE 'Everjbody Htwig aul Ads.