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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1917.
TWO U.S. WOMEN
ON LACONIA DEAD
Government Considers Sinking
of Vessel, With Death of
Americans, Overt Act.
more critical for the surviving."
Sargent related the pathetic ordeal
of young actress who was among
the occupants of the boat. She was
helped into the boat by a young Lon
don man, who was in business in New
York. The couple were engaged and
were returning to England to be mar
ried. The girl had to bear the sight
of her intended husband dying and
of his body being thrown overboard
from the boat.
NO WAR NINO B7 SUBSEA
Washington, Feb. 27. The finking
of the Cunarder Laconia by a German
submarine was stated officially today
to constitute clear-cut violation of
Conclusive official information, at
the State department shows that two
American women lost their lives; that
if four other American among the
passengers and the fourteen among
the crew were saved, it was only by
good fortune, and that the vessel was
sunk without warning in direct defi
ance of all the principles for which
the United States has stood.
Consul Frost's reports from the sur
vivors landed at Queenstown and
Bantry show that the vessel was
struck by a first torpedo without
warning at 10:30 Sunday night, ISO
miles off Fastnet, when the steamer
was traveling at seventeen to eight
een knots on its voyage from New
York to Liverpool. The engine was
stopped as the ship listed to star
board, wireless calls were flashed
broadcast and six large rockets were
sent up. Thirteen boat with passen
gers and crew got away and scattered
over two or three miles to prevent
collisions in a high sea rolling in
Two Die of Exposure,
About twenty minutes after the first
torpedo, the report adds, and while
some of the boats were still near by,
a second torpedo was driven into the
vessel, which sank three-quarters of
an hour after the original attack. The
small boats with survivors pitched
about during the long hours of the
night, until rescue came up. During
this time the two American women,
Mrs. Mary E. Hoy and Miss Elizabeth
Hoy of Chicago, died of exposure and
were buried at sea. There were sev
eral other deaths, not of Americans.
No further facts are needed by this
government, it was stated officially,
and no inquiry of any sort is neces
sary to establish the facts of the case.
Drift for Nin Hours.
London, Feb. 27. Rev. F. Dunstan
Sargent, who was a passenger on the
Laconia on his way from the British
West Indies to take a British army
chaplaincy, was in the boat with Mrs.
Hoy and her daughter. He says the
submarine flashed a light on the stern
of the Laconia, apparently with the
purpose of identifying the steamer.
The boat leaked freely, having hit the
Laconia's atera in the launching,
breaking several of the side planks.
Partly filled with water, the boat
drifted without oars or rudder for
nine hours. Everybody crowded into
the bow and the stern. The waves
washed some of the weakened occu
pants overboard. One of the boat's
crew also fell overboard and could not
Cast Into Sea.
The bodies of those who died in
the boat were cast into the sea, as
with the boat already full of water,
"their weight would have made things
Bill Clark Accepts
Position as Pro for
Twin City Golf Club
William D. Clark, professional at
the Omaha Field club for several
years, has accepted an offer to be
come professional at the Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Golf club is a new
organization with a large member
ship, and is said to be the coming
golf club of the twin cities. It is
said to offer the the Omaha pro un
Clark has been in Omaha several
years. He has been professional at
the Field club and the last two win
ters has conducted popular indoor
golf schools here. It was Clark who
introduced the indoor game to the
Gate City. He has a host of friends
and acquaintances in Omaha who will
regret to see him go, but will wish
him luck in his new field. Mr. Clark
will leave as soon as he can get his
indoor school affairs straightened out.
Rush in Last Minut
Pulls Victory to Seconds
The Central High Seconds won
from the High School of Commerce
at the "Y" last night, 23 to 15. At the
close of the first half the score stood
a tie at ten points each. In the second
half the Reserves began getting re
sults out of their efforts and forged
ahead of the Commerce students.
Klepser and A. Smith featured for
the Reserves and J. Nicholson for
Commerce. The lineup:
RESERVES. I COMMERCE.
No Case Against Food Barons,
Is Word of Attorney General
R.F ...0. Revi
L.O ,.W, Raovei
Smith R F.
RubitltuUi: Oilier for Smith. RumaII for
Logan. Cooper for Rmvm, Phelpi for Bmvn.
Field f oli: omitH (31. Jtiapaer m, uunr,
Ollfrr (J), Nlcholion (I), Johnaon, Lavlnann,
Phalpa. Fr thrown Klepaar, Uahar, Oil
fry, Nletaolaon (8), Refer mi It. Conn.
Tim of halvea: 20 mlnutga.
First Methodists Spurt
To Victory After Squeeze
The First Methodists hold the lead
ership of the church league as a result
of their defeat of the Calvary Bap
tists at the University of Omaha
gymnasium last night The first half
ended with the score a tie at five
points each. This deadlock continued
the greater part of the second half.
when the Methodists forged ahead to
a victory, due to clever basket shoot
ing by McNichols, Dodds and Gary.
Frederick starred for the Baptists.
Lti uurkenroad retereed,
Prairie Park Whtet alub eoorea this WHk
were m followe:
NORTH AND SOUTH.
Elite and Dreyfona tot
Scannell and Cunnlnihara.,,.., SOT
Abbott and Johnaon, ..,,,., , 201
gtebblos and Voet , Ill
EAST AND WEST.
Buck an ibaworoee.... tit
Reynold and Nelenn..... lie
J.ffere and Lenffellar . tot
Rowland and Shield. 301
Gregory Says No Evidence Ex
cept in Few Instances to
JUDGES ARE TOO LENIENT
Washington, Feb. 28. Attorney
General Gregory today advised Sen
ator Borah that no evidence had been
found up to the present time except
in two or three cases to warrant the
federal government in seeking indict
ments in its investigation of the rising
cost of living.
"The sale of foodstuffs by retailers
to consumers in various cities and
communities, the attorney-general
stated, generally falls outside the
jurisdiction of the federal government
and increases brought about by a
common selfish impulse of traders to
take advantage of the extraordinary,
condition of the times are not pun
ishable under any existing federal law,
no matter how completely lacking in
economic justification, no matter how
Suggest Possible Remedy.
A possible remedy, the attorney
general said, might be by making by
legislation "the charging of extortion
ate prices in interstate commerce an
offense per se, although not the result
of either conspiracy or monopoly."
Mr. Oregory presented his views in
a long letter to the Idaho senator,
who is author of a pending bill to ap
propriate $6,000,000 for, relief of suf
ferers from the high cost of living.
Une ot his suggestions was whether
the produce exchanges and stock
yards of the country should be placed
under much closer govermental scrut
iny and regulation than now prevails.
Manner of Regulation.
Without stopping now to inauire."
the letter said, how far the federal
government could directly regulate
such exchanges, it could doubtless ac
complish the same objects by pre
scribing the conditions under which
they should be permitted to use the
mails, the telegraph and other instru
mentalities of interstate communica
tion in carrying on their business."
Associations existing in almost
every branch of trade, the attorney
general continued, while performing
some very useful functions, "also in
many instances make their influence
felt in maintaining prices in such a
subtle and intangible way, however,
that it is impossible to convict them
of violating the law." The leniency of
federal judges in imposing sentences
upon those convicted of violating the
anti-trust law, in some instances, were
cited, Mr. Gregory declaring that "a
number of federal judges always have
been, and are still apparently reluc
tant to enforce the Sherman act."
Made an Inventory.
Largely because of the short time
yet remaining of the present session
of congrees, it was explained, no
measures embodying the department's
views had been prepared or was con
templated at present.
At the suggestion of Interstate
Commerce commission officials of the
District of Columbia today adopted,
in their investigation, the plan of
taking a complete inventory, so far as
possible of all the foodstuffs for sale
in the District. In this respect, federal
officials feel, the investigation will be
conducted along lines which every
other large city in the country would
do well to follow, as it would estab
lish almost conclusively whether re
cent advances were justified by an ac
Should inquiries develop that there
is a shortage in any line of staples
here or at any other point in the coun
try, it is understood that the com
mission and the railroads would unite
in rushing relief to the affected com
munity. Accumulations of loaded cars Feb
ruary 17, made public today, showed a
slight dimunition, the total being
placed at 168,496, approximately 1,500
Dr. Faro" id King, a Now York Cttr pi) ye (clan and author, eerel There can be BO straif ,
vigorous in maa aer beautiful, healthy, roar-cheeked women without tron Nuxated von
taken threa tlmea par day after a&eala will increase the atransth end endurance of weak,
nervous, run-dowa folk. SOO aor cent, la two weeks' time he aany mataaeeo. Avoid the
old forme ot Metallic, troa which may injure the teeth, corrode tho etoonach, and thereby
do mora harm than food. Take only organic Iron Nuxttated Iron." It n dispensed in
this city by Sherman A McConnell Drug Storea and all goad dragglata.
YOU twant just one thing in the clothes you
buy; if you get that, it's enough. You want
to be satisfied with them.
A "guarantee" doesn't mean much unless it means
that; and when we "guarantee" our clothes, that's
what it means.
We use none but all-wool fabrics; the best of
other materials; skilled craftsmanship; we design
styles to express the good, new fashion-ideas; we
make models to fit all sizes and shapes of men.
, And we guarantee satisfaction.
Every merchant who sells our clothes is authorized
to make such a guarantee, and make good on it; it
covers everything about clothes that may satisfy or
dissatisfy; fabrics, fit, colors, tailoring, value for the
price. There are no reservations or exceptions.
Loot for tht laid
Our label in the clothes is the signature to this guarantee; be
sure to see it before you buy., If it isn't there, the clothes
are not ours, A small thing to look for, a big thing to find.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
less than! a week before. The car
service commission, in making public
the figures, announced that reports
received op to the present time show
that "progress is being made in forc
ing freight cars to sections where the
shortage is most acute."
Thaw is Physical and
Mental Wreck, Says Doctor
Philadelphia, Feb. 28. Harry K.
Thaw is a physical and mental wreck,
according to a report made today by
Dr. John Wanamaker, a police sur
geon. Thaw was taken to the hospital
seven weeks ago when he cut his
throat while police were searching for
him on a warrant charging him with
beating a Kansas City high school boy
in a New York hotel.
The Thaw family is completing its
plans for the lunacy proceedings in
stituted by Thaw's mother which will
come up March 12.
Two Trainmen Hurt in
Collision at Fremont
Fremont, Neb., Feb. 28.-r(SpeciaI
Telegram.) Two trainmen were in
jured when an extra Union Pacific
freight from the east hit a westbound
freight switching in the Fremont
yards last night. The injured are: R.
E. Higby, engineer, Omaha, bruised
by leaping from cab; J. C. Lacker,
fireman, Council Bluffs, bruised and
scratched by collision. Lacker was
caught in the curtain while attempt
ing to climb out of his cab.
WIN T0GET TRIP
No Chance to 60 East to A. A.
TJ. Meet Unless They Trim
PEP NOW IS THEIR NAME
Unless the Brandeis Stores basket
ball team succeeds in defeating
Creighton university on the latter's
gymnasium floor Thursday evening,
Omaha will not be represented in the
Amateur Athletic union national
championship tournament this season.
Warren Ritchie, captain of the store
men, told his warriors when the
Creighton series was booked that un
less they succeeded in winning two of
the games they wouW not be entered
ia the Chicago tourney this season.
Dundee Tigers Edge Out
Over Wheeler Memorials
In a close and exciting game at the
Dundee Community Center, the Dun
dee Tigers lost to the Wheeler Me
morials, 24 to 28. The South Side
team showed up exceptionally in
teamwork. Neiman and kasmussen
starred for the Memorials, while
Montgomery did the best work for
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
The United States
is Yours if you are in
good health. The United
States spells Opportunity.
Health comes from right
selection of food and right
habits. Two Shredded
Wheat Biscuits for break-1'
fast will supply more nutri-l
ment than many a two-dol-1
lar meal, and costs only four
or five cents. A meal to
work on, to play on. Shred
ded Wheat is ready-cooked,
Made at Niagara Falls, N. Ye
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25cat all dniggista.;
7T1 T The Panor Shoe Co- Omaha's
f Of" Y II II big, new underselling Shoe Store
will open with a
n Grand Opening Sale
d of New Spring Styles
Wait for It:-
1516 Douglas St
ma i PMORSshoeCo.
Pvy jOtl Watch Papers for Announcement I
jjjl el JL of Grand Opening Sale
f FRED B. PANOR, Meneier.
now 5P straight
Y'our friend, the cigar dealer,
has willingly agreed to pay an
increased price for Little Tom.
because he knows that the
manufacturers must now pay
over 50$ more for tobacco leaf
than they did two years ago.
In face of these facts, we be
lieve that Little Tom's many
friends will accept with good
nature the slight price revision
now made 5c straight: 5 for 25c
l HAVANA PILLBD 1
CI GAIL -TEN -CENTS
cd light hearted ST&vana
ROTHENBERG & SCHLOSS, Distributor.
Kansas City, Missouri.
Omaha Branch, 1715 Douglas S tract
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