Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 16, 1917, Page 2, Image 2

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New Catholic Dignitary Prom
fees to Work for the Wel
... fare of AIL
(OoatiMfd trmm Tmttm Oh.)
sympathetic co-operation for
greater and a better Omaha.
"A few years ago I was traveling
In the far east There were in the
troop eleven of u. Some were first
class passengers, others second class,
others third class passengers. ' When
the time came to start we found we
were all in the same coach, although
three scales of fare bad been charged.
The mystery was cleared up when
we reathed a . steep incline. The
driver called a halt. Turning to the
passengers he said: 'First class pas
sengers keep your seats; second class
' passengers get out and kalk; third
class passengers get out and push.'
Needless to say, in a few moments all
were third class passengers, pushing
the stage coach over the rugged pass,
sharing in the same work, shoulder
to shoulder. When we reached the
summit of the hill we all took our
places again in the coach and heartily
enjoyed a laugh at the expense of
eacn otner, at me same mnc naving
learned the lesson of tht importance
sn push.
A Greater Omaha.
"That It shall be a Greater Omaha
what observant man can fail to see.
For here at the gate, the passage, the
tmporiura o( the west destiny has set
its foot and if says to us: 'Yours is
the future, yours the eomm:rce, yours
the wealth, yours tne Beauty, ootn
nhviical and moral, that needs must
teem in yonder vast plains as far even
as the barrier mountains oi tne
"A hetter. Omaha It needs must be.
Of that there is a pledge and
prophecy in your minds and in your
hearts, wherein dwell and energire
noble motives, magnificent concep
tions, . masterful purposes, expectant
realization ot . raeais, oi civic excel
lence, of civic srowth and grandeur.
On what do we base our expectations?
' Let as count over some of the as
sets of Omaha.
"We have th gentle aephyrs which
welcomed me a month ago on my en
trance to your city, when my Manila
overcoat felt like tissue paper. We
have our honored toastmaster, Mr,
MaTioney. Then we have Mr. Wattles
and the c&iet justice oi meorasita. we
have the solidity of the commercial
houses. We have the lofty and noble
principles which dominate the city and
its citizens. We have broad and gen
erous institutions. Wc have the in
telligence of the people. We have her
social relations, which are so safe; her
popular institutions, so beneficent and
secure: the justice of her law, We
have freedom, encouragement, help,
upward and onward toward the noble
aspirations of her citizens. We have
all these, surmounted, capped, as; it
were, by Ma warm affections of your
straightforward, broad-minded noble
hearted men and women. v:;' -For
Lasting Greatness,
"Mr. Toastmaster, I can assure you
that the people whom I represent will
always be found measuring up to high
standards, and that they will always
be found striving for a better Omaha,
a city built ob truth, lovfe and justice
the firm 'and enduMng foundations ofj
lasting greatness. '
"Great though their interest in tne
material magnificence of a growing
Omaha may be, the people for whom
I. speak will always be found deeply
concerned in that which is noblest in
a noble city, namely, in the men and
women who dwell in it. God has
made a wonderful world; He has made
nothing in it so precious as man. And,
therefore, I (hall put forth my best
'efforts in behalf of the toilers. The
people of Omaha wilt' always find me
where the people of the Philippines
ever found me standing on the plat
form of Christian democracy, making
myself all things to sill men...
Manliness Is Necessary. '
'May our city's growth be the
brightest and best growth of our
Christian civilization. And In this
growth the church will have part The
church is as lofty as the love of God
and as ample as the wants of man.
The poet Terence wrote the memor
able saying: 'I am a man and noth
ing that touches human nature is
estranged from me.' The church here
Hot Water for
Sick Heaclaches
below is made up of men, and, there
fore, should show this shining char
acteristic manhood, manliness, and all
that the sublime idea implies.
"It shall be our aim in private and
public life, in our political and social
institutions to foster this spirit True
to the cosmopolitan spirit of our
world-wide church, we shall ever
strive to rise above all consider
ations of sectionsl jealousy, of local
narrowness, of religious prejudice, or
partisan animosity. We shall strive to
reach the level of a patriotism which
embraces our whole country and
meets all her citizens in the grasp of
brotherhood. I believe this public
celebration tonight is a long stride to
ward the recognition oi Christian
principles, the diffusion of Christian
principles, the diffusion of Christian
"We shall then push on, having in
mind the material, the abundant natu
ral advantages of Omaha, situated in
the center of population in the United
States, seated in the very heart of the
golden wheat belt enthroned as the
queen of vast tributary. Is there not,
gentlemen, revealed to our minds a
vision of vast possibilities, in the reali
zation of which we shall have a large
share, if we but open our minds and
hearts to the blending power of sym
pathy? We will, therefore, clasp each
man his neighbor's hand in cordial
co-operation in the building up ot a
great, splendid snd enduring city.
CaatlaM4 trm Pas M
living at 1721 Twenty-first street, an
apartment house. , .-
The letter which Lawson read fol
'My Dear Mr. Lawson: If the
name of the man who was the go.
between in the present leak and the
amount of money be of assistance to
you, I can supply the name and the
amount he received and give tne
name of at least one associate at the
White House who participated in the
The letter went on to offer to make
an appointment which Mr. Lawson
said he made with Mrs. Visconti. In
the presence of her attorney, he said,
she gave him the names of Price and
Asked by Representative Henry
who he meant when he said he would
give the name of a go-between who
received a large sum for "his bit,
Lawson 'said he referred to the name
given him by Mrs: Visconti as "Sec
retary Tumulty.
Suggests Calling Editors.
Lawson also said Henry told him
of rumors that Bamey Banco was
connected with the "leak."
Lawson suggested calling T. R.
Rathom. editor of the Providence
Journal, in connection with an article
on "leaks" which appeared in his pa
per, and also the editor of the Boston
Transcript which he said had made
a "flat-footed" statement that a cer
tain brokerage firm had dealth in 800,-
000 shares of steel on December 20,
which netted a profit of $8,000,000."
Lawson further said Henry had told
him .information had , come to the
committee that the German ambassa
dor had profited over $2,000,000, but
that he did not think it .was true.
Lawson and: Henry.
In a long description of his visit
to Chairman Henry,' Lawson said
that Henry had told him of rumors
that Secretary Lansing had gone to
the Baltimore hotel in New York to
meet Barney Baroueh, four times, but
that he, Henry, thought His visits
were perfectly legitimate.
1 told Henry, said Lawson, "tnat
I would stake my head on it that
Secretary .Lansing was not telling 1
anything lie ought not to do."
When asked for the name of Mrs.
Visconti's attorney, Lawson said he
was a member of a Washington firm
named "Brown & Brown" or "But
ler & Butler." No firm of either name
appears in the city or telephone directory.
Lawson declared that Henry bad
asked him late in December to say
nothing more about the leak
charges, on patriotic grounds, saying
he owed it to the country not to men
tion them further lor the present.
At no time Lawson insisted, did he
ever say that he had any direct in
formation relating to a "leak."
Denial by Chairman Henry.
Chairman Henry then took the wit
ness stand. Henry emphatically de
nied that he ever had mentioned to
Lawson the name of any cabinet of
ficer. ."Not during our whole three-hour
conference did I mention to Mr. Law
son the name of any cabinet officer
that he has mentioned here today."
Henry asserted again and strain- that
he had not given Lawson such in
"I have no fear of my reputation
in the house or in the country," he
declared, "and what this gentleman
lu, hmrm tnJi, fl nn) .... Hie
turb me." i I
Turning to Lawson, Henry repeated
he had told him nothing. Lawson did
not reply but shook his head, as if to
say that he stood by his statement.
Henry Makes Denial,
Henry also declared he never had
mentioned the name of a member of
congress or a banker to Lawson as
having been involved in the "leak."
This msde his denial of Lawson's
testimony complete.
Henry read long excerpts from a
letter from Lawson to him urging an
inquiry into the "leak" situation and
asking that he be permitted to con
duct it. , -
And after that, Henry said em
phatically, "he tells this committee
and the country that he got his iu
ofntiation from me, I do not seek to
defend myself. I have done nothing
wrong." .
When Henry ; had concluded his
testimony Lawson rose and dramatic
ally -asserted that every word he,
Lawson. had uttered todav was the
"truth, so help me God, without variation."
In response to questions Henry de
clared that not only had he never
mentioned any names, but that Law-
son had mentioned none.
What Tumulty Told Him.
I , had no information then and
have none now on my own knowl
edge," he said. "The first time I ever
heard of an official's name in connec
tion -with this was when Secretary
Tumulty told me at the White House
only Om "BKOMO cjtjrxrNB."
To tut the rnulna. cjtll for full mih.
trnatur of U. w. OKOVB. Cares a cold
In on day. He. AdvortlMment,
1 Hartmann ; I
Wardrobe Trunks
IF Wardrobe Trunks eonld be
bnilt better Hartmann would
build them. . We are exclusive
agents for this line of trunks
in Omaha and are mighty proud
Of it. ;
These trunks bear, the closest
Inspection, as they have ell th
patented features known to'
gunk construction. They sell,
$25.00 to $75.00
We are making special prices oa
Freling & Steinle,
"Oanha's Bool Bf two BuilaW :
1803 FARNAM ST. ?
one day that he ha heard his name
was being mentioned in connection
with this subiect."
Lawson added that after talking
with Henry he had hid his informa
tion before John O'Hara Cosgrave,
editor of the New York World; H. J.
Ridgewaf of Everybody's Magazine
and Donald McDonald, publisher of
a Boston financial paper.
"Call these men, Lawson shouted,
"and they will bear me out in what
I say."
Lawson said he told the three men
that Henry considered the investiga
tion too serious to proceed with.
Lawson was almost in tears when
he said he couldn't understand why
Henry should deny the statements he
had made. 1
"I'll make good here," he shouted,
"and I won't go to jail as the goat."
Obituary Notices.
MRS. CORA MTERS, 40 years qf
age, a resident of Omaha for eighteen
years, is dead at her home, 144 South
Twenty-first street In addition to her
huslyind, F. L. Myers, she Is survived
by one son, William Flllman, and a
daughter, Mrs. Khada Clements ot
Council Bluffs. Funeral services will
be held Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Cols-McKay chapul an 4
Interment will be In Forest Lawn cem
etery. JAME8 CTJMINGS, 68 years of age,
died early Monday at St. Joseph's hos
pital. Mr. Cumings had been employed
at Cudahy's plant for twenty years
and was well known In South Omaha.
The funeral will be held at o'clock
Wednesday morning from Larkina
chapel to St Mary's church. Inter
ment will be in Holy Sepulcher ceme
tery. JAMES W. MASON, 18-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. F. Mason ot Council
Bluffs, is dead after a four days' Ill
ness at the home of his uncle, M.
K. Bailey, 4312 South Seventeenth
street The body will be sent to Love
land, la., for burial.
member ot the drat legislature , of
South Dakota, civil war veteran, class
mate of William McKinley, editor and
missionary, died at Indianapolis at the
age of 77 years.
the late F. L. Allen of Harvard, Neb.,
died at the Mary Lannlng hospital In
Hastings, Friday afternoon. Mrs.
Allen fell at her home November 17,
sustaining a fracture of the hip. She
was taken to the hospital at Hastings
the same evening. She took a slight
cold which developed Into pneumonia
and failed rapidly. She was 77 years
old. The Body was brought to Har
vard for burial by the side of her
husbandr whp died In June.
We save you $1.50 EBONY
on every ton a ft I
; of our vOAL
EBONY, Lump, Egg and Nut,
per ton S7.00
The ceai without a fault for all
SPECIALTY, all sixes $6.50
NOVINGER, hand picked
LUMP, at $7.00
ILLINOIS, all sisee. . . .$7.50
RADIANT, all sixes
eur pride ..$8.00
WHITE ASH, sootiest, $8.50
) ROSEWOOD Hard Coal, for
furnaces and hot water
Slants. Holds fire for 24
ours without attention, per
ton $11.00
All Coal Hand . Screened.
Call us for prices on all grades
;' of steam coaL
. Cut Price Coal Company
Phone Douglas 530.
Talis why everyone should drink
hot water with phosphate
, In It before breakfast.
Headache of anv kind is caused by
auto-intoxication which means self
poisoning. Liver and bowel poisons
called toxins, sucked into the blood.
through the lymph ducts, excite the
heart which pumps the blood so fast
that it congests in the smaller arteries
and veins of the head, producing vio
lent throbbing pain and distress,
called headache. You become ner
vous, despondent sick, feverish and
miserable, your meals sour and al
most nauseate you. men you resort
to acetanitide, aspirin or the brom
ides which temporarily relieve but do
not rid the blood of these irritating
' A glass of hot water with a tea-
: 8Dooniui of limstone phosphate in it.
drank before breakfast for awhile,
will not only wash these poisons from
your system and cure you of head-
, ache, but will cleanse, purify and
freshen the entire alimentary canal.
Ask your pharmacist for a quarter
pound of limestone phosphate. It is
inexpensive, harmless as sugar, and
almost tasteless, except for a sour
ish twinge which is not unpleasant
If yon aren't feeling your best if
tongue is coated or you wake up with
: bad taste, foul breath or have colds,
indigestion, biliousness, constipation
or sour, acid stomach, begin the
phosphated, hot water cure to rid
your system of toxins and poisons.
Results are quick, and it is claimed
. that those who continue to flush out
, the stomach, liver and bowels every
morning never have any headache or
know a miserable moment Adv. - I
Name Your Price
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Get, a Diamond, a .Watch, a Clock, Ring, Table
ware or almost any article of Jewelry you may want your own price! The Brodegaard : Jewelry
' Stores, Inc., stock--$95,000 worth of : high quality
Jewelry is being sold at
Here is your golden opportunity your .chance to get the
article you want or need at the price you are willing to pay!
Every piece in this immense stock is to be sold regardless of
cost. Come, examine the goods and make your selection, then
bid for what you want. If you offer most, it is yours.
This stock includes many Beautiful Dia
mondsRings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, La Val
lieres, etc. A number of these will be auctioned
Tuesday. ;
Sale Continuously, 10 A. M. to 6 P. M., at
1 607 Farnam Street
(Jut Wart of Rn Knl H.tioittl Bank Bldj.)
American Commissioners Urge
Withdrawal of Pershing's
Three additional names appeared
today for directors of the Omaha
Farm Loan bank D. C. Patterson, S.
Arion L,cwis, who was the first man
to subscribe to the stock of the OmaJ
ha Loan bank, and John B. Brisbin of
Steamship Minnesota Sunk
. At Dock. After Collision
London, Jan. 15. Lloyd's an
nounces that the steamship Minne
sota has sunk while at dock, after
a collision.
New York. Tan. 15. The Mexican-
American joint commission, -which
failed to effect an adjustment of the
questions at issue between Mexico and
the United Stares after a series ,of
conferences that beean four, months
ago, was formally dissolved late today.
Secretary of the Interior Lane and
the other members of the American
commission, Dr. J. R. Mott and Judge
George Gray, told the Mexicans that
they had recommended to President
Wilson the dispatch to Mexico of
Ambassador Fletcher and the with
drawal of the American troops' from
Would-Be Farm Bank
Directors Will See Quick
(From a Staff Corresppndent.)
Washington, Jan. 15. (Special Tel
egram.) Herbert Quick, member of
the Farm board, accredited to West
Virginia, but at heart an lowan, and,
for that matter, a Nebraskari, leaves
on a wsetern tour today, having two
engagements to fill at Lincoln on
gg ' - c-. '
j 1 IL '
and a complata lina of
Office- Equipment.
GlobeiWernicke Co. '
Stool and Wood Files.
Sanitary Of fie Desk, Solid
Oak, as low as $25.00. .
We invita you
to sea our line
Orchard & Wilhelm Co.
414-416-418 South 16th St.
Furs All Go For Less
Separate pieces, sets and
fine Hudson Seal Coats
are included in this de
cisive clearance. Qualities
are exceptionally fine,
while prices have reached
the season's lowest mark.
The Hudson Sea! Coats
Are Particularly Desirable
Separate pieces and sets
in popular furs, muffs, $10
up. Scarfs, $8.50 up.
The Fur Shop 2d Floor.
We Arc Still Very Busy
in the Linen Section
Those who understand the linen situation are buy-
ing now During the January Sale. k
Irish .Linen
Huck Towels
SI. 25 quality for 85.
, . $1.50 quality for $1.25.
$1.75 qulaity for $1.50.
Heavy Irish Linen
Crash Toweling '
30c quality, 25c yard.
35c quality, 30e a yard.
8M Turkish Cloths, Be
5c Turk-nit Cloths, 3c
Knit Cloths for 2c.
Knit Cloths for 1 Me. .
Irish Linen Damask
Table Cloths & Napkins
$3.78 Cloths, 2x2 yds., $2.89
$4.75 Cloths, 2x2 H yds.
at $3.50.
$4.50 Napkins, size, $3.50
a doun. ,
Our Annual Sale of
Bed Spreads
Commences 1
346, and 348 BROADWAY-
: . A brief of the chief, activities of this Company' during 1916
runs as follows:
NeW Paid Business - - - - - - - . $263,048,300.00
Of this total $239,090,873 was secured in the United States.
Total Income - - - -'- - - - -' $138,559,395.79
From New Premiums $10,241,497,43
. v From Renewal Premiums... $82,843,015.14
From Interest and Rents $38,108,768.16
From miscellaneous sources (exclusive of in
crease in Book Value of Assets) $7,366,115.06
Total Payments to Policy-holders - - - - $81,415,138.36
In Death Losses $29,332,346.32
In Endowments $11,384,424.69
In Dividends $19,695,355.33
In Surrender Values ..$19,551,361.00
In Annuities $1,414,154.02
In Disability Claims $37,497.00
Significant Facts:
Mortality Rate reduced
Expense Kate reduced
Interest Rate increased
'.New Business increased
Invested During the Year in Bonds and Mortgage Loans
To pay 5.26
Added to Legal Reserves - -- --
Market Value of Assets, Dec. 31, 1916
Legal Liabilities - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Reserved for Dividends and Contingencies - - - - -
Outstanding Insurance - - - - - - - - - - -
Represented by 1,228,601 policies.
The actual mortality of the Company expressed in the per cent which
'it bears to the expected death losses, according to the tables of mortality
adopted by the State for valuation purposes through a period of years, is as
follows: , . v , .:...
- 1912 Actual death losses 76 of the "expected" ,
. 1913 Actual death losses 73 of the "expected"
. 1914 Actual death losses 73 of the "expected" (5 mos. of war)
" " 1915 Actual death losses 73 of the "expected" (12 mo. of war)
1916 Actual death loaaes 71 of the "expected" (12 mo. of war)
The Seventy-Second Annual Statement of the Company will be filed at
once, with the Department of Commerce in Washington and with each State
of the United States and each country where we do business. A brief of that
statement will be sent gratis to any person asking for it v
' ; 1 President.