Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 02, 1916, Image 1
to Stop Strike our Bee THE WEATHER FAIR AeWtisiaf pay the aWtise who snakae it pay, i1m mutm way of making il pay ia to pal ike advertisement im THE BEE. VOL! XLVI, NO. 71. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER ,2. 19 16-TWELVE PAGES. MSlJST&: ' SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. Bill House r asses Light til It Pay to Advertise fl A i The Omaha Daily KING OF GREECE LEAVES THRONE TO CROWN PRINCE i ' , ... . .. King Constantine Abdicates in v Favor of Crown Prince Venizelos Powerful in Hellenic Kingdom. RUMORS , OF REVOLUTION British Official Press Repre sentative at Saloniki Sends ;.;",. Report. - ZAIMIS TO BE PREMIER Athens, Greece, Sept. 1. An en tente allied fleet of twenty-three war ships and seven transports has arrived off Firatheus. '. 4 London, Sept. 1. King Constantine of Greece has abdicated, according to the British official press representa tive at Saloniki. . The press representative says the king has abdicated in favor of the crown prince, with Venizelos as the power behind the throne. The new policy, he reports, will.be to work , with the entente allies. . ( According to this information Pre mier Zaimis will remain at the head, of the government. Regarding the report from Saloniki that King Constantine has abdicated the throne, the Greek minister in London said today: . .. . I have received no such informa tion and I certainly do not believe such. atbing has taken place." " . Garrison Surrenders to Committee. The surrender of several Greek gar risons to a committee which has taken over the administration of part of Greek Macedonia i reported inJ a Reuter dispatch' from Saloniki. Ac cording to this dispatch the garrisons at Saloniki, Vodena and Fort Little Karaburun have surrendered to the committee. Various rumors are in circulation here in regard to the situation in Greece. Reuter dispatches from Sa- loniki say there has been fighting be tween the Greek garrison at Saloniki and Greek volunteers recently organ ized to ssist the Greek regulars, who arc. resisting the Bulgarians in . Macedonia.-- . , r- '""; ," .. , - Revolution Under, Way. . ', ''. ' On its; face this-dispateh indicates that k revolution- is under way in Greece;,, but -the message is worded vaguely, probably on account of the censorship. ' .'.-'..j' .,!'.- There nave been various indications since the entrance of Roumania into the war, of political turmoil in Greece, owingr to the conflict between the neutralists, represented by King Con. . stantine, and .those who desire to in tervene in the war with theentente allies," led by former PremierVenize los. . An Athens dispatch received vrste rdav nredicted that Greece would abandon neutrality within the immedi ... t . i -I... (..... nAv.. that Constantine was finding his po sition, difficult on account of the growing strength of, the pro-entente faction, and it was reported from Sa loniki in a dispatch on Tuesday that the king had taken flight to Larissa, where he was under the protection of Germari soldiers. This report, how ever, was discredited in 'official cir cles in London. . Committee Represents Liberals. There, ia in existence in Greece a committee representing the liberal or Venizelos faction, and it is possible the Greek garrisons surrendered to this or some similar body. The com mittee was aooointed on bnnday on the occasion of the demonstration of 50,000 Greeks before the residence of jm. vcnizcius in uncus, im wo in structed to oresent to the king reso lutions warning him not to interfere in the approaching election and to (Cntlnne4 oa Fat Two, Coin l Two.) The Weather Nebraska Cloudy. -' ' Temperature t oawbi Hours. 6 a. m. . 6 ft. m. . 7 ft. rwprmtl? ImI Becard. Official record- ot temperature and pre cipitation compared with the correapondlnf period of tho laat three years: 11S. HIS. 114. HIS. HIChcat ycetcrdey.... 7 1 7 Loweet ycaterday . . . . , 44 65 67 8S Mean tcwporaturel. . . . 78 .04 ' 44 ; . 90 Prwlnltatlon ... .00 .00 .40' Temperature nd preclplutlon departuras from tho normal: Normal temperature......... 74 Mxceea for the day........ 8 Total exceas since March 1.. .;..- Z6t Normal precipitation. ..... ..... . '..OS Inch i.:.ru frtr the daV .01 Inch Total rainfall ainco Mar9h.l....lS.41 tnchea l,criciency since marcn i... w.oi mcra I-.... tnv cor. nerlod. 1416 19 Inch Ucflctency for cor. period 1414.. 4.10 Inches Heparts iraaa ouueai a. m. Slatlona and State-. , Tm. Blah- Raln of Weather. . . J p. m. eat. tall, f'heyenne. Clear ........ 74 ;. 78 . .00 I,aveport, clear . 74 80 ..34 Ijcnver, clear 74 ,82 .04 Lies Molnea, clear 78 SS .04 l,oJao City, clear 78 - . 8S' : ' .00 Ijtiider. clear 4 S .00 Vorth Plalte, clear u .. a Omaha, clear . ..... ..'74 .. 74 Pueblo clear ....... I'apld CUV, clear . ... halt lal.e, clear - M 40 ,1,01a Ke. pari ciouoy. .. e .shorldan, clar . ....... Sr- Hiuua Oly. clear ; ; 40 78 Valtllllnc. clear . K WC1J1M. H-larorlaalaL 'y - p. m'.r'..'.'.".'.'.'. 'It ,' 4 p. m..... 1 HSi i JrJltSfff P. ro... 1 t p. ra. ........... 77 7 p. m...,, 7S '' ' . ; ' ' I p. m.. ......... u COUNT AND COUNTESS VON ; BERNSTORFF, photo graphed on the deck of the Frederick VIII, after the count had boarded the vessel to meet her. For the first time since the beginning of the European war, the countess has seen her husband. The countess' arrived on board the Frederick VIII of the Scandinavian-American line, sailing from Copen hagen.- . -.; CQUWT S C0UMT$S VCW . . .. . ...... . BULGARS DECLARE WAR OMODMANIA Official Announcement Is Made at Saloniki, According to Reuter Dispatch. ROUMANIANS ON THE MOVE BULLETIN: Berlin,' Sept. 1. (By Wireless to Sayville.) A dispatch from Constan tinople savs that at 1 8 -o'clock last night the Turkish government deliv ered to the Roumanian minister at Constantinople a declaration of war against R?umania. j London, Sept. 1. Bulgaria has de clared war on Roumania, according to an official announcement made at Saloniki, as forwarded by Reuter' sJ correspondent there. ' "-; Roumanians Are Advancing. ; Bucharest, Aug. 31. (Via London, Sept 1.) Roumanian troops invading Transyvania have occupied the im portant industrial, center, Pctroseny, and the Tarlungc valley, near Kron stadt, says .the announcement of the Roumanian war office'. The statement reads as follows:. ."On our northern and northwestern fronts our advance continues with suc cess in all directions.' Our armies oc cupied Tarlnnge valley, near Brasso (Kronstadt) and the important indus-i trial center of Petroseny. Otir losses were very sngnr. . . "On our southern front Hungarian monitors bombarded Turnu, Magureli and Zimnitza." :,j Petrosenv 'is tin. center -of a rich coal field near the southern frontier of Transylvania lying Just, north of the Valcan pass through the Transyl vania Alps. Jhe occupation of Tar lunge valley indicates the Roumanians are extending their invasion of the ex-, treme eastern portion of Transylvania. Turnu, Magureli and Zimnitza are Roumanian frontier towns on the Danube river. i New York Official Charges i Plot to Boost Food Prices New York, Sept. 1. A conspiracy to raise food prices because of the threat of a nation-wide railroad, strike, is alleged in a lettef se.nl to the fed eral authorities here today; by Joseph J. Hartigan, commissioner of the ma nical department of weights ' and measures. ' ; One hundred and sixty carloads of poultry, about 640.000 chickens, were held up by shippers in "the yards ot three of the large railroads. in'r straint of trader Commissioner Harti gan alleged, -in-violation of the inter state commerce act. : Attorneys for several of the eastern trunk lines were preparing to test in the United States supreme court the legality of the Adamson compromise eighl-hotir bill if that measure be comes taw. . ' '" : '" v , f -V V f If $ fr : I ill " W 1 I L -4 V BEKKTSTORIT1 ' " erf7t.SCM! SEHTfC- a FOOD PRICES RISE SHARPLY IN GOTHAM Ultimate Consumer Gets Better Foretaste of Railroad Strike - Conditions. ' " PRODUCE AND EGGS LEAD New York, Sept. 1. The ultimate consumer got a bitten- fc.retaste of railroad strike conditions today from a sharp advance in prices of food. Dealers attributed the raise to em bargoes on perishable products put into .effect last night and to pros pects of a . serious ..shortage .if .the strike -is. called. , ' Garden produce ' advanced 10 per cent and dairy products reached new high records. Butter went to 35J4 cents a pound, 7 cents above the quotation of last year -at this time, and the highest price in the last twenty-five years. The. wholesale price-of eggs of the class most generally used reached 35 cents. Poultry went from 18 to 26 cents a pound. Wholesale meat dealers in New York advanced prices half a centja pound and pre dicted a further rise. 1 1 i The New York City authorities are considering means' to check exorbi tant price raising, although doubt ex ists as to their legal rights in this re spect. v - . . - ! Medlar to Be Host to ! , Hotel Men, on Thursday ' The first monthly dinner and busi ness meeting of the Omaha Hotel Men's association will be held Thurs day evening, September 7, at the Ho tel Fontenelle, when the local mem bers will be the guests of I. A. Med lar, secretary of the local association and also of the Northwestern associa tion, which met here in July. " HERE YOU ARE! : FREE-FOR-ALL CONTEST - $10 IN CASH PRIZES Just tell us ' - . ? ; Which is the best advertisement 1 'in The Bee next Sunday ' : t $5.00 to first beat answer and $1.00 each to five next best i WHAT VO'J MUST DO Look the paper over carefully, pick out the ad of some ' - Omaha retail merchant, send it in with a statement of not over 800 words, giving the ,'' t- reason why it strikes you as the best for ita purpose. i '; Address: Contest Editor, The Omaha Bee Answsrs Bust In ! hy Stombw B Awards tfc lollrwln SuniUy. , PRESIDENT STARTS ' FOR SHADOW LAWN Signing of Eight-Hour Bill Ex pected to Be Feature of Notification Ceremony. MESSENGER TO TAKE IT Washington, . Spt-. 1. President Wilson left here this afternoon for the summer , White House, Shadow Lawn, at Long Branch, N. J., where he will be formally notified tomorrow of his renomination. Mrs. Wilson and a large force of clerks accompan ied the president. Arrangements were made at the White House today for sending to Shadow Lawn by special messenger the bill to meet the threatened rail road strike as soon as it is passed. - Leaving Long Branch tomorrow night, President Wilson expects to arrive in Washington early Sunday morning, stay, here three' hours and then depart for Hodgeville, Ky., where, on Monday, he will accept the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln- for the nation. j Five More Names Added Ho Death List on Memphis Washington, D. C, Sept. 1. Five additional names have been added to the list ofvknown dead in the disas ter to the armored cruiser Memphis at San Domingo City, bringing the probable death list up to forty-one. Overnight advices of Rear Admiral Pond to the Navy department said three of the crew of the gunboat Cas tme had been lost with the ship's launch, and that two of the men in jured aboard the Memphis when the main steam pipe burst had died. fhe additional dead are: A. J. Anderson and W. L. Planck, both of the Memphis, and L. F, Priest, R. E. Garrison and J. R. Seymour of the gunboat Lastine. Patterson Chosen ' Chief Commander Of the Grand Army Kansas City, Sept.-1. William J. Patterson of Pittsburgh,' Pa., was elected commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic at the annual encampment here today. He succeeds Captain Elias R. Monfort of Cincinnati. v. The senior vice commander named was William H. Wormstead of Kan sas City, department commander of Missouri. 1 The new officers are: E. K. Russ, New Orleans, junior vice commander-in-chief; Rev. Orville S. Reed, Man zanola, Colo., chaplain-in-chief, and William M. Hanna, Aurora, IUViur geon general. ,. Germans in East Africa Reported ' In.Full Retreat London. Sept. 1. General Smuts, commander-in-chief of the - British forces in German East Africa, re ports under date of August 30 that the German forces in that colony are in full retreat. .He announced the oc cupation of Mrogoro, the seat of the German provisional government, and said he believed the German military headquarters and provisional govern ment had retired into the mountains. Fifty Lives Are -Lost in Hurricane St. Thomas, D. W. I., Sept.' 1. Fiftv lives were lost in a hurricane which struck the British West In dian island of Dominica Monday night The wind reached a velocity of more than seventy miles. Rivers in the island rose to unpre cedented heights and carried away bridges. Some streams changed their courses and swept through fields and villages, carrying away houses with their occupants. ' The number of houses, schools, churches and other buildings wrecked or seriously damaged exceed 200. Two Kansas Visitors Are Held Up by Negroes Ray Davidson of Glasco, Kan., stop ping at the Windsor hotel, was held up and robbed of $60 by a negro and white man at Tenth and Jackson streets Thursday -night while Martin Wilson of Solomon, Kan., stopping at the Arcade hotel, was held up and robbed of $20 by a lone negro at Eleventh street and Capitol avenue. House Acts, Senate Rushes Bill Forward; Railroads Claim Men Will Stay on Jobs;, Chicago Lines Lift Embargo on Freight RAILROADS LIFT EMBARGO PLACED UPON FREIGHT Burlington and Northwestern First of the Western Roads to Get in Line and Re sume Shipments. OTHER ROADS TO FOLLOW Fear7of Strike Passes Away and Lines Get Ready to Put Trains in Service. TIEUP IS SHORT-LIVED The railroad situation took a, turn for the better last night and on the assumption that there is not going to be any strike of the trainmen, begin ning next Monday morning, the Northwestern and the Burlington lifted the freight ; embargoes that were placed on all freight shipments a couple of days ago. , The presumption is that other Omaha-Chicago roads will this morn ing follow the action taken by the Northwestern and Burlington. No action looking to lifting the embargo had been taken last night, but it was announced from the office of President Calvin, that if matters shape themselves so that there is little possibility of a strike, the em bargo will be lifted this morning. : As a result of the lifting of the embargo, this morning the roads will resume the operation of freight trains on regular scneauies, nanunng freight offered. No Embargo on Rock Island. all With the Rock Island there is no MmKliro-n ml BllV : classification of freight. It is being received for ship ment to any .and all points on tne irstrm.. nnlv explosives being barred, "'The situation on the Rock island is brought about by a circular issued by Freight Traffic Manager Johnson of Chicago, who is acting under the di rection of the receivers of the Rock Island system. ' Mr. Johnson issuts the circular on the assumption that the road, being m the hands of re ceivers, appointea by the United States court, the road, for the time being is a part of the machinery of the Bovernment of the United States and that therefore its operation can not be molested, tampered with, or interfered with any more than could the postoffices, or the army, or the navy. Expect no Strike. Taking this view of the situation, Mr. Johnson assumes that no majter what may happen on other railroads, next Monday there will not be any strike on the Rock Island, nor at any other time, so long as it is operated by and under the direction of the United States court. He has instructed the company agents accordingly. The result is that notwithstanding the em bargo laid by other roads, the Rock Island continues to accept both per ishable and nonperishable freight, re gardless of when it will reach destina tion, providing this destination is on its system. On consignments going part way over the Rock Island and later to be taken over by other lines, the consignments are received sub ject to such delay as may occur after they get onto the other roads. . K, 0. Postmaster Is Ousted From His Job Washington, Sept. I. Summary re moval from office for "gross irregu larities" of William Fristenberger, postmaster at Kansas City, Kan., was announced late today by the Postoffice department. The following statement was issued by the department: , , "The Postoffice department an nounced today that it has been com pelled to remove from office William Fristenberger, postmaster of Kansas City, Kan., because of gross irregu larities in the conduct of the office, as diclosed by a thorough investiga tion made by the postoffice inspec tors. The National Surety company, sureties on the bond of the postmaster have named I. J. Talbott, as acting postmaster.". RAILWAYS CLAIM DEFECTI01T OF MEN Say Large Percentage of Em ployes Would Not Obey Order to Strike. SANTA FE MEN TO VOTE Chicago, Sept, 1. Vice President By rain of the Chicago, Burlington and Quicy this afternoon stated that the poll of engineers, firemen and train men, including conductors, shows that 25 per cent of members of the roads employes will not obey t strike order. Members of the four brotherhoods employed on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa le railroad will meet and re quest their union chiefs to withdraw the order to strike, according to a statement issued todsy by V . J. Black, passenger traffic' manager of the railroad.' The meetings, the statement says. are to be held at Newton. Kan.: Dodge IjCity, Kan., and La Junta, Colo, rri,., -i,, ;. k. ni-r f u.n. way Conductors, according to the statement, refused 10 issue the strike order on the Santa Fe lines in Colo rado. It is the intention of the Santa Fe, the statement says, "to start pas senger trains from all terminals on schedule time Monday with custom ary equipment. We believe we shall have sufficient train crews to move all passenger trains and at least one freight train over each division." One thousand conductors employed on the Chicago, Milwaukee & . St. Paul railway have telegraphed A. B. Garretson, general chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors, that they have withdrawn from the strike movement, E. D. Sewall, president of the road announced today. Omaha Road Men Renig. " Sioux Falls,- S. D., Sept t. Re ports from authentic sources here to day state that all engineers on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis , & Omaha line, have, refused fo strikt i -To Run On Train. ' ' 1 St. Pau!;'Mifih., Sept't Thelreat Northern, the Northern, Pacific and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis 4: Omaha railroads, with headquarters in St. Paul, announced late today that should the strike order go into effect next Monday they would run one passenger train each way daily on every division of their respective lines. - In addition to passengers, the roads plan to handle milk, mail and express on these passenger trains which will run on day schedules except in the case of trans-continental trains. They also expect to move .foodstuffs and fuel by freight. As rapidly as condi tions permit, both passenger and freight service will be extended, with the intention of restoring full service. The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha road is taking a complete poll of its employes, to ascertain the number that would remain on duty in event of a walkout. This poll, President James T. Clark said to night, probably will not be completed until Monday morning. ; The Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads, it was learned to night, are taking a limited poll of their men, but officials of the two roads refuse to .make any statement as to the result. Kerwln'a Statement. Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 1. E. E. Kerwin, general superintendent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad, an nounced today that he had been ad vised by representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive t Engi neers of his road that the engineers would not go on strike. ' Receive "Assurances." George R. Huntington, general manager of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railroad, tonight authorized the announcement that as surances' had been received from 40 per cent of the conductors and brake men of that road, members of the brotherhoods, that they would not obey a strike order. Engineers and firemen of the road did not take ; a strike vote because of a three-year contract still in force. Won't Give Number. St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. 1.- Annoj nee- ment was made at the offic Vice (Cwil-OMl n Pass Two, (Mam A ansa.) Mrs.Dorward in. : Charge of Estate ' The dav preceding funcra! services , for Dr.' William N. Dorvard. dentist. i who died on a train en oute back to Omaha, his 'will and SAtition, asking that the widow be atlpointcd admin istrator of his estate), were filed in the office of Countyjjudge Crawford. According to the 'will, the wife, Clara I., receives Ahe entire estate after $100 each his been given to Joseph J. DorwaiVdV a son, W'itten. S.' D.; Lois F. Niclhols, daughter,, El Paso, 111., and Beatrice Cole Gilles-' pie, stepdaughter, i Omaha. The value of the estate is (not stipulated, the widow ' being siifnply awarded the entire bulk after- payment of these three bequests, i When County I Judge Crawford ap pointed Mrs. frawford temporary administratrix Vjridav afternoon, his order nrovided Jiliat the dental bus inrai conductell hj- Dr. Dorward be continued until final settlement of the estate is nade, beptcmber 22. HOUSE PASSES 8- HOUR DAY BILL; BEFORE SENATE Senate, in Night Session, Be gins Consideration of Adam son Measure Which Just Went Through House. THE VOTE IS 239 TO 66 Two Demos in Negative and Sixty-Eight Republicans Vote for It. i , WORK IS SPEEDED UP Washington, Sept. 1. The Adam- son eight-hour day bit! which railroad brotherhood officials have said for- mally would avert, the threatened strike if finally enacted by tomorrow night was passed late today by the, house and sent to the senate. The vote was 239 to 56, with five members voting present. , i Immediately after passing the Adamson bill the house adjourned un til 11 o'clock tomorrow, precluding a possibility of final action by congress tonight unless tne senate accepts tne house measure unchanged. . Two Demoi Vote No. -, , Only ; two democrats, Steele of Pennsylvania and Black ot Texas, voted against the bill. Sixty-eight re- . publicans and -one socialist voted for the tneaure. A The senate recessed at 5:40 o'clock until 8 o'clock tonight when debate will be resumed with a view to action before adjournment if possible. ' When- the senate reconvened to night Senator Pittman moved to strike out all of the enacting clause of the senate bill and substitute therefor the Adamson bill passed by the house. At Senator, Newlanas'; request unanimous consent was given to lay aside the senate bill temporarily and begin consideration of the house bill. Final vote was delayed in the house by renewal of the Sterling permanent mediation and arbitration proposal in the form of a motion to recommit the bill to the commerce c6mmittee. It was ruled out as not germane after an argument . and Representative Mann appealed from the decision of the chair. . Final voting on the Adamson bill In the house began at 8:30 p.m. after the house began at 3:30 p. nj. after the house, in committee of the whole, had rejected the amendment of Rep representative Sterling, Illinois, re publican, for a permanent board of mediation and conciliation to settle future wage disputes, and pending whose report strikes and lockouts would be prohibited. An amendment by Representative r- ii . i v .i. r i : . : :.. . i. - 3inmi ui iorui wuruiuia to a-pemy uic employes to be affected by the bill an conductors, engineers', firemen and trainmen was voted down. Other Employes Excluded. An amendment bv Representative Clark of Illinois applying the eight hour law to shopmen, trackmen, eta- ' tion agents and all other employes not provided for in the bill was rejected by the house, 180 to 120. . . i The house after considerable dis cussion adopted amendments by Rep resentatives Page - and Kitchin, . ex empting from the eight-hour law -small independent roads and electric street and interurban railways end providing that the exemption' shall not annlv to terminals or transfer companies. . - , . : ... ; U , - X. ..-1 - .. J .. ' I. ble report-Trom the committee at t:M o csock and unanimous consent was granted by the senate for imme- diate (consideration. Senator. New lands opened the discussion. . ' ? ; Senator Ncwlands called special at-' tention to a provision of the bill added afterthe original draft had been sub mitted, which would declare any per- iYon who willfully delays, obstructs or mnaers operations ox Hams, gumy ui a misdemeanor, to be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 and impris- (Contlnued on Fx Two. Colanw Thiw.) & There are a few peo ple who still look upon ; advertising as an ex pense. They will cheer-. . fully hand out . many dollars in postage to have their selling mes- ' sage delivered to a few hundred people, yet be grudge the expenditure of a few dimes on a Want-Ad that reaches tens of thousands. ( , lyiei -jlvuu for Bee Want-Ads. 1 " v.