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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1915)
Ill l; I'.KK: ( AHA. SA'JVI.'PAY. MAY l!M.
OF ALTOOM STRIKE
Femuylvania General Superintend
ent Disputet Statements Made
by Mayor S. H. Hoyer.
SATS MOBS FILLED THE STREETS
WASHINGTON, May 7. The Fed
eral Industrial Relations commission
today continued Its examination of
witnesses as to labor conditions on
the Pennsylvania railroad, when G.
W. Creihton, general superintendent
of that road at Altoona, Pa., resumed
the stand. lie testified In answer to
statements made before the commis
sion yesterday by Samuel H. Hoyer,
former mayor of Altoona, in connec
tion with the strike In the Tennsyl
ranla shops there In 1911.
Replying to the testimony Riven by
Hoyer, Mr. Crclghton disputed other tes
timony that the Brotherhood of Knllroil
Trainmen urged organization of the, Al
"Throughout the trouble." said Mr.'
Crelghton, "It was absolutely necessary
that we know In advance what the labor
leaders wero going to d and our police
were used to this end.
"Incident to failure to get proper pro
tection from the city we had to appeal to
the county and from the county wc got
fifty detectives. Our plants and yards
constantly were invaded. Strikers threw
missiles at our trainmen and there was
actual violence almost constantly."
Assault I'pon .llahrr.
Crelghton, referring to Hoyer'e testi
mony on an assault by Constable Luther
upon Gallagher, a labor organiser, de
clared the attack had nothing to do with
the strike. Luther, he said, atta ked
Gallagher hecaUBe Mrs. Luther eald he
had Insulted her.
"Did you know that Gallagher died
shortly after that, assault?'1 asked Com
"I did not."
"Well, he did. If the Pennsylvania
company was not Interested in that case
why did the master mechanic of your shop
go to the mayor to appeal for Luther,
statin that the Judge, district attorney
and everybody but tha mayor had been
"I called Mr. Redding ithe master
mechanic) on the long distance last
night." said Crelghton. "and he declared
that he never said anything of the kin
to Hoyer. I think the mayor s use of the
word fixed was an unfortunate one. I
don't think he meant It Just that way."
Chairman Walsh asked Crelghton to get
an affidavit from Redding.
At the time of the Altoona strike
Crelghton said 'arms were secured from
the purchasing agent at Philadelphia,
who kept revolvers on hand In times of
"Ordinary policemen's clubs aro turned
out In our factories whenever there is
trouble, said he. '
"The questioning turned to conditions
in Altoona. Mr. Crelghton said there waa
"no trouble there until these organlxera
tried to stir up trouble in order to win a
strike at Pltcalrn."
. . . Commissioner? Atthton. asked C mights
about Mayor Hoyor's charge that he waa
trylnjj to Incite trouble In urgin him to
arrest striker. k -
'The streets were filled with threaten
ing mobs and I thought we' aught to get
action' from- Titm," aaid Crelghton; "It
was clearly a case of his failure to appre
ciate the danger of an uprising."
Qae.tlon fcy Mrs. Harrlmao.
Mrs. J. Borden Harrlmnn asked Mr.
Crelghton if the Pennsylvania- officials
tried to confer with the labor organisers
"Certainly not," said' Crelghton. "They
were' Intruders who came to Altoona to
stir up trouble because of failure to
win a strike on the western, division.
AVe did not deem It our duty to- consult
with men of this character,-whose busi
ness In our community wns to disturb
our peace." '
"Did you ever try to convince the la
bor leaders that they' were In the
wrong,". Mrs. Harriman asked. "How
did you know they would not reason
with you If yon never talked with them?"
"There waa absolutely no reason to
talk with them."
Commissioner Lennon asked what the
Pennsylvania would do If he should go
to Altoona to organize workmen. Crelgh
We would do all we could to prevent
organisation of unions to affiliate with
the American Federation of Labor or
any organization which would subject
: us to sympathetic strikes or the closed
to Be Held May 20
Thursday, May SP. has been set for tlie
annual Inspection of police oftlters. Ali
the men of the force will be arrayed
on that day In new heln(ets. white vests
and gleovrs and carefully brushed xml
fcrme for the Judgment of their eu
perior officers. Prill for the inspei tlon
hss started, under the supervision of
Police Sergeant Ferris.
INSANE PATIENT LEAPS
FROM HOSPITAL WINDOW
Mrs. Maesic TUy, insane patient nt the
county hospital. Jumped from a second
story window of the county hospital. Phe
fell on her bark on Hie ground, but waa
uninjured and Immediately regained her
feet and attempted to escape.
She was captured by Inmates and
nurses of the institution end has Iwvn
ordered to be sent to the Lincoln as lum
by the county insanity board.
Try This for nralla.
.Neuralgia is a pain in the nerves.
Sloan's .Lir.iment penetrates and soothes
the aching nerves. Oct a botth- now. AM
t'lllaara Made on l a nil.
BKLLK POIRC'IIK, 8. I., May T.-(Spe-i
if I.) Knactlng the SJVacre homestead
law in thla state hss caused a bU In
crease In business In the local land olflcc.
From March 12 to May 1 this year there
have been fifil filings, representing ap
proximately 1I7.7GO acres of land. This
leaves between fiOO.000 and "OO.IW acres
of land subject to entry In the Helle
I'Oiirche district. It is believed hers that
a great part ot this will be filed upon
by the end of the vear.
there Is no good
reason why some
people unthtnk I n g 1 y
put off the purchase of
a cemetery lot until
the Fatea say, "You
Truth Is, it Is much
more the custom these
days to make provialon
for the future in this
respect, the aante as
you do In the matter
of life Insurance, wlll
You don't have to
be an intending lot
purchaser, however, to
appreciate the Wnrlng
beauty and attractive
ness of West Lawn.
Good car service right
to the entrance. It's a
Wat Ltavttwr tk Car
-BERG WITS AE-"
Pray's Big Stock
Cents on the
Pray's Big Stock
Cents on the
You Can Expect and Find at Our Great
Dollar Suit Sale
ALFRED BENJAMIN'S World-Famed, Hand-Tailored, Superb Garments.
at 50c on the Dollar
Hundreds of people have taken advantage of this rare opportunity.' We shattered all pre
vious records of value giving in this Special Purchase Sale from the Geo. Pray Co. at a price
so low that we are enabled to offer you
now these peerless stvles and. Qualities
Thousands of dollars' worth of these handsome new spring suits, in Tartan checks, Glen Urquhart plaids,
Banjo striped, Shepherd plaid, soft gray, self stripe and navy blue serge to choose from, which you wlil instantly
recognize as the BEST VALUES EVER OFFERED IN OMAHA.
Pray's $18 Suits Pray's $20 Suits Pray $22.50 Suits Pray's $25 Suits Pray's $30 Suits Pray's $35 Suits
SThOO S-fl AOO S-fl-fl25 ST! D50 S-fl eOO
a a a m a mm - urn m
JUL ' i n U
A Sale of Men's Fine Shirts
2.00 Mercerized Cotton Fabrics,
made in plain negligee stylos with
r rencli turn haoK culls, eoionnirs
and patterns exception- $
ally pood, all sizes,
$5.00 Tub Silk Shirt $3.95
Fine Heavy Weight Silks of excel
lent quality, Tvhite grounds with
rich satin'etripes in hlue$4r fT '
lavender, tan, g;rceu and M g
Roman effect, Saturday V
The Correct Hat !LE..'7. $2, $2.50, $3
You'll find JiiBt the hat you want here nt. a moderate price. They repre
sent extra value and distinctly faHhionahle model.
"Stetson Headquarters" known so because of the heavy line of Stetaon
hats we carry. Fancy and all staple blacks, S3.."o to $5 to $10 to 3112
Extraordinary Big Values in BOYS' SUITS
Broken lines of smart snappy knlckerbockcr suit styles that offer you
an opportunity not to be overlooked; Norfolk and double , Qsg
breasted styles. In Englinh and Scotch tweeds and fancy w OJ
mixtures that sold up to $8.60. Sizes ( to 17 years. "
Special for Saturday's selling '
Men's High Grade
Fine White Palm Beaoh and Crepe.
Vi elecve,yt length unioua. Special
ly priced Saturday, gQ
White Satin striped pin chock and
plaid nainsooks, full athletic knee
length, sleeveless styles, yr
rog. $1 value, Saturday. . . . . . OC
Men's Silk Hose. 35c
Interwoven, fine, seamless silk thread
hoee with lisle sole and high spliced heels;
black, white, champagne blue. nt
brown and tan JJC
Threo for f 1.00.
BOSTON SYMPHONY GOES
THROUGH HERE TUESDAY
Enroute from the Atlantic to the Pa-1
rifle coast without making- a stop, the
Boston Symphony orchestra of 125 people ;
will pass through Omaha at 1:35 o'clock j
next Tuesday morning over the North-1
western-Union Pacific, traveling; on a .
pedal train of sleeping: cars. The j
musical organization Is groins; to the Bau I
Francisco exposition to fill an enrage-1
merit of two weeks.
BELLEVUE Y. M. C. A. GIVES !
DINNER FOR STUDENTS;
The Bellevue college Young Men's '
Christian association gave a supper
Thursday night for the benefit of their
organization. The college dining room
was) turned into a restaurant operated
by a skillful corps of waiters, directed by
Paul Ohman. as head waiter. The tables
were decorated with flowers ami a piano
waa Installed, at which Carleton Toder
A Colossal Saving Event
This is a sale of bona fide values in
.Ready-to-Wear Apparel for Men and
Women who want high-grade -garments
at prices that make it possible for them
to make purehne8. 'florae here early
tomorrow and get your choice while the
varieties are good.
All our ladies' spring suits at Oue-third Off.
All our lad lee' spring coats at Oue-fourtli Off.
All our ladie' Hpring hats at One-half Price.
All our goods are marked In plain figures.
Ladie' lWofit Petticoats at Sl.OO.
On sale, 1-adle' Silk WuIMn, ut gl.OO.
Hve our large line ot street and noUNe deepen.
Y. M. C. A. BOYS WILL JOIN i
ORNITHOLOGISTS IN HUNT!
Fifteen or twenty boys of the Young j
Men's Christian association are planning i
to accompany members of the Nebraska I
Ornithologists' union to Child's Point '
early tHs im rning to study birds In j
the native woods there. The union's i
principal meeting was held thla even
ing at the public library, mhere Interesting-
talks will be given on bird life and
the public will be admitted free.
UMPIRE GEISEL NICKED
FGH HIS ROLL AT TOPEKA
There la no doubt about It now that
Tip O'Neill hires hirk umpires. Oetnel,
who has been helping Parent call "em I
on the athletes in the Western, vm :
watching a 'in in Topeka the oth. r
night and r.i'.e h wsa doing aa a "nuill
busser" nickej him for his roll Olo.l
waa tart with. Just-!0 cants te exist ou
until the n xi psy dsy.
in ? r
n SUITS SPECIALLY PRICED
These are high-gmdi
didlv tailored. Take
togs and are splen
a look at the values.
$20 and $22.50
$25 and $30
m $100 a Week Pays the Bill
Your Credit Is Good.
CDLTOIAI men s stiff fi"ns
Oi IllI lL HATS WORTH
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A large percentage of the people who don't could
if they knew it.
to pay a substantial first payment on a good property
and then arrange for payments that you can easily meet
than to pay-rent all your life.
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