Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 26, 1917, Image 2

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Flag Everywhere Displayed
and Parades Testify to
Loyalty of Citizens.
Kansas City, March 25. Thou
rands of persons brougl.t to climax
last night their observance of "loyalty
' clay" by crowding into Convention
hall to acclaim their patriotism.
Throughout the day the United States
flag was displayed in the business and
residence districts. Every street car
and public buildirlg was decorated
and hundreds of motor cars bore
.streamers and flags. Men, women
" and children thronged the downtown
streets today carrying small flags or
with red, white and blue knot on coat
Parades of state militia organiza
tions and civilians tonight, preceded
the mass meeting.
The Convention hall gathering had
placed before it resolutions express
ing support of the president and the
nation and approval of the plans for
universal training. Speakers reiter
ated the belief that the city would do
in share if the crisis developed to a
further break.
United States Senator James A.
Reed said:
"If America is forced into the war
its entrance will absolutely determine
the result and the houses of Hoben
zollern and Hapsburg will follow the
Romanoffs into obscurity."
The support of Kansas City was
pledged by Mayor George H. Ed
(Contlntwd from Fe On.)
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia,
West Virginia, District of Columbia,
the canal zone and Porto Rico. Head
quarters at Governor's Island.
"C Southeastern deDartment: Ten
nessee, North Carolina, South Caro
lina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and
Atississippi, together witn tne coast
defenses of New Orleans and the
coast defenses of Galveston. Head
quarters at Charleston, S. C.
"D Central department: Ken
tucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Il
linois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North
Dakota. South Dakota, Iowa, Mis
souri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming
and Colorado, Headquarters at Chi
cago. The Southern Department
"E Southern department: Louisi
ana (except the coast ' defenses at
New Orleans), Texas (except the
coast defenses at Galveston), Arkan
sas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Ari
zona. Headquarters at Fort Sam
"F Western department: Wash
ington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Cal
ifornia, Nevada, .Utah and Alaska.
Headquarters at San Francisco.
"Major General Leonard Wood
will command the southeastern de
partment and Major General J.
Franklin Bell will command the east
ern department. Major General Hun
ter Liggett will command the west
ern department and Brigadier Gen
eral Clarence R. Edwards will lorn
mand the northeastern department.
"Brigadier General Edward H.
Plummer will command the troops in
the Panama canal zone. Other de
partment commanders wilt remain ss
at present."
Girl Stenographer Joins
The United States Navy
New York, March 25. -Mist Eliza
beth Harry of thia city was enlisted
in the .United States navy today with
a third-class yeoman's rating. Miss
Harry is a stenographer.
When the week's campaign for
volunteers for the American Red
Cross ended tonight 2,220 persons
had enrolled as members.
Chadron News Notes.
Chadron, Neb., March 25. (Spe
cial.) There being thirty-three con
testants from the Chadron High
school for choice of appearing at the
district convention in humorous,
dramatic and oratorical work, it took
two evenings to hear them alt at the
Pace Opera house. The prizes were
awarded as follows: Oratorical
l-rank Sturdevant, first! Lysle Trus
ter, second. Dramatic Ann Dowling,
first; Rosadel Allbright, second. Hu
morousMae Hanna, first: James
Dowling, second. The district con
vention, embracing Harrison, Craw-
lord, Hay springs. Kushville and
Gordon, will meet at Chadron April
13 to decide who shall appear for this
district at the state contest.
The golden wedding of Mr. and
Mrs. J'.dy Kandall, i twenty-hve-year
resident of Chadron, was celebrated
, at their residence last Tuesday. Over
150 guests were entertained from all
over the county, and several from
: other parts of the state. The wedding
ceremony was "repeated." John
Sweat and wife, who had recently
passed their golden wedding, acted
ss best man and bridesmaid.
Married, at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Triem in Chadron,
parents of the bride. Margaret Faye
Triem to Henry Herbert Carter of
Omaha. Rev. F. M. Sturdevant of the
First Baptist church performed the
: Married, by"1 Rev. F. M. Sturdevant
of the First Baptist church of Chad
ron, at Belmont, Miss Mary Lemons
to Aigot ivewolom.
Soldiers' Home Notes
OranS Island, Nab.. March IS. (SmoIiI.I
Uri. SUrr Blinop hu miueKted a atxtv-
,1ar fnrlourh and will apand that Uma at
bar noma at Broken Bow.
Mra. Vraaland la raportad aoma Improves
ana aoi to oa up and around tna parlor.
William Maddan, librarian, baa taken
abort laava of abaanea.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Fa
vorite for Colds.
J. L. Easley, Macon, 111., in speak
ing of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
t says, "During the past fifteen years
it nas been my sister s tavonte mem.
cine for colds on the lungs. I myself
have taken it s number of ttmes when
suffering with a cold 'and it always
relieved me promptly. Adv.
PRISON Petrograd report that former Czar Nicholas and
the czarina have been made prisoners in the magnificent
Tsarskoe-Selo palace, the scene of many bacchanalian feasts
in days gone by.
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Horrors of War, With Every
Atrocity, to Be Practiced
Upon 1917 Candidates.
Zeppelins may drop bombs upon
the Ak-Sar-Ben members and visitors
at the Den this year; Taubes and bi
planes may swoop down upon them,
ripping the hats and wigs Off the
men in the audience; torpedoes may
bore their way through the floor and
explode directly beneath the chairs;
and bayonet charges may oe maae
upon the multitude with shining, glit
tering, cold and polished bayonets.
In these strenuous times, with mili
tarism in the air, no initiation thrill
now will thrill like the torpedo or the
Zeppelin, say Gus Reiue. No mere
goat riding will furnish the proper
sensation. Renze is nearly scratching
S pathway down the center of his
scalp, cogitating over the problems
of this year's initiation. With "Dad"
Weaver ne has decided tney want ine
show and initiation this year to have
none of the features of former years,
but that they want it to be entirely
new, and they are giving military and
naval features a great deal of thought.
Knighthood Recruiting Lively.
Nearly 700 men have already walked
into the office and handed out their
$10 for this year's memberships and
they cannot come any too .fast to suit
Samson, aamson wanta tnem to come
trooping right along with those said
"Don t wait until the hustling com
mittee calls on you," said Samson.
Don t make these fellows hustle and
hustle after you and coax and coax
you. They are as busy as you are
and they are giving their own time
to this without pay. Why should you
ask them to keep running after you,
when you could just ss well pay your
$10 at once?"
I here is an added inducement, too,
for those who join now are exempt
from the initiation. They will be
neither "Zepped" nor torpedoed.
Three Nebraska Boys
Graduate From Annapolis
Baltimore. Md.. March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) When members of
the class ot 1U17 ot the united states
Naval academy receive their diplomas
at the graduation exercises next
Ihursday morning at Annapolis,
every one will feel that the young
men are being called forward not for
a frolic, but because their country
needs them in what promises to be
one of the greatest crises in the coun
try s history.
The men who receive those diplo
mas will step from the academy halls
to the decks of warships. There are
18J members in the class, the othcial
roster showing those from Nebraska
to be Francis A. Smith, Edward Spar
row and Clarence O. Ward."
Two Slates st Lexington.
Lexington. Neb.. March 25. (Soe-
cial.) The business men's caucus
named the following slate: Mavor,
James Byrnes; clerk, H. L. Temple;
treasurer, J. J. Olssen; engineer. H.
F. Smith; councilman, First ward, J.
D. eager: second ward, j r.. Ham
mer; Third ward. V. Naffzinger;
school board,. D, Rankin and G. A.
The citizens' caucus named H. C.
Hecker for mayor, H. L. Temple for
clerk, John Roberts for treasurer, R.
C. Beaty for engineer: councilman.
First ward, T. Battles; Second ward,
R. S. Lene: Third ward, R. M. Hew
son; school bpard, H. P. Neilsen and
W. I. McKee.
Judgment for Auto Accident
Fairbury, Neb., MarcY 25. (Spe
cial.) In the case of Glebe vs. Nis-
pel, outgrowth of an automobile ae
cident, two years ago. Mrs. Lizzie
blebe, the plaintiff in the action, se
cured a judgment for $900.
U. S. Reiterates Purposes
To Aid Cuban Government
Havana, March 25. A note from
the American government to the
Cuban government, reiterating the
purpose of -the United States to sup
port the Cuban Government in its
efforts to re-establish order and con
demning the conduct of the rebels,
was delivered by William N. Gon-
rales, the American minister, today, j
Miss Hattie Bowlby Defendant
in Action Brought by Mrs.
Kansas City, March 25. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. J. A. Beverly, who
a week ago ousted Miss Hattie
Bowlby from her husband's apart-
Iments and resumed her place in his
home after a separation of ten years,
filed suit today against Miss Bowlby
for $5,000.
Beverly, former Omaha politician,
and until a year ago prominent in in
surance circles, was declared irre
sponsible last week in the probate
court, and placed under the guardian
ship of his wife. He now is in a
Mrs. Beverly and her adopted
daughter, Miss Bernicc De Pierre,
came hurriedly to Kansas City from
Omaha when they were advised that
Beverly was acting quecrly. They
found Miss Bowlby in charge of his
apartments. She had been his secre
tary and housekeeper for seven years
and had entire charge of his business
Mrs. Beverly charges that about
$5,090 worth of property which for
merly had belonged to Mr. Beverly
is in Miss Bowlby's possession. This
is the property involved.
Two weeks ago it is asserted by
Mrs. Beverly's attorneys that Bever
ly had $5,000 to his credit in a bank.
When the husband's affairs were put
under a guardianship it was found
the $5,000 had dwindled to $100.
Among the checks which had been
drawn and cashed was one of $1,600
to Miss Bowlhv. Beverly s wealth is
estimated at $50,000.
Less Than Dozen of Hundred
Injured Said to Be in
Serious Condition.
New, Albany, Ind., March 25. Two
additional deaths reported today made
a total of thirty-three persons who
lost their lives because of the storm
here Friday. Three-fourths of the
wrecked area has been explored and
the list of missing is being reduced
almost hourly by reports from miss
ing persons, who have been cared for
in private homes.
Of the 100 or more who were in
jured, it was said probably seventy
five were badly hurt, but that less
than a dozen were in a serious condi
tion. The institution of relief measures
was prompt. Citizens of Louisville
subscribed $12,000 and sent motor
trucks loaded with food and clothing.
Later in the day the Chamber of
Commerce here issued an appeal to
the county for aid, estimating that
$200,000 was needed. State troops
are supervising the work of clearing
away the wreckage and searching the
ruins for bodies.
The first organized effort? to esti
mate the property loss was made late
today by a committee appointed by
the Chamber of Commerce, the New
Albany Real Estate board and Red
Cross representatives. The commit
tee after an examination of the devas
tated districts placed the loss, includ
ing damaged or destroyed homes and
contents, at $1,133,000.
When rescuers today examined the
ruins of a negro school house, which
was expected to yield a number of
bodies, they found only a badly fright
ened but practically unhurt negro boy.
He had been pinioned beneath the
debris, but was protected from harm
by overhanging timbers.
Vrooman Urges All to Turn
Their Yards Into Gardens
Washington, March 25. A state
ment urging that as a patriotic duty
city residents transform their yards
into gardens and farmers so diversify
their crops as to make each section
self-sustaining, was issued last night
by Carl Vrooman, assistant secretary
of agriculture.
The great need in war time. Mr.
Vrooman said, would be a surplus of
wheat with which the nation could
feed its allies. He also declared
acreage of soy beans and cow peas
should be increased to augment the
resources for protein, which in
emergency could replace meat for hu
man consumption. Iwo or three
crops of some sort should be raised
during the coming summer, he said,
on every vacant foot in the cities.
China Moves to Break
With Austrian Empire
Peking, China, Thursday, March 22.
(Delayed.) The Chinese foreign
office has directed the Chinese minis
ter at Vienna to ask the Austro-Hun-garian
government if it approves of
the German submarine policy, because
of which China has severed diplo
matic relations with Germany. Should
a satisfactory reply not be forthcom
ing, diplomatic relations between
China and Austria-Hungary probably
will be severed.
Belgian Ecclesiastic Is
Jailed for Act of Mercy
London, March 25. Monsignor
Louis Legraive, vicar general to Car
dinal Mercier, primate of Belgium,
has' been sentenced to nine months'
imprisonment and deported to Ger
many for sheltering a discharged
trench soldier tor one night, accord
ing to a Central News dispatch from
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table drink that
kiddies as well as
the older ones can
safely enjoy
"There's a Reason
Will Withdraw From German
Territory Because of Prom
ises Disregarded.
Washington, March 24. Because of
"the German government's disregard
of its written undertakings," for the
protection of Americans and Ameri
can relief work in Belguim, the State
denartmcnt announced today that
American Minister Brand Whitlock
had been withdrawn from Brussels
and the staff of the American com
mission for relief in Belgium advised
that they should not remain longer
in German occupied territory.
Minister Whitlock, who has been
kept on Belgium territory chiefly to
aid the relief work, will go to Havre,
the temporary capital of the Belgian
government. The withdrawn Ameri
can relief workers will be replaced by
Dutch c:tizens. and the commission
through that means will continue from
outside bases as best it can the work
of carrying for 10,000,000 dependent
The department's announcement,
one of the most severe indictments
of Germany yet drawn by the United
States, recites that restrictions have
been imposed on the Americans,
"which under ordinary conditions
would never have been tolerated," and
that Minister Whitlock has been de
nied diplomatic privileges and cour
tesy. It says that the most serious
disappointment, however, has come
within the last ten days, when several
of the commission's relief ships have
"been attacked without warning by
German submarines in flagrant vio
lation of agreements of the German
Whether Germany will continue to
make the relief work difficult for
other administrators is not known
here. The general American execu
tors, headed by Chairman Herbert
C. Hoover, will continue their efforts
for Belgium and northern France out
side German jurisdiction.
U. S. PreDares
To Strike With
All Its Power
Washington, March 25. Having
taken virtually every defense measure
possible before the assembling of con
gress, President Wilson and his ad
visers in the executive branch of the
government are concentrating efforts
to prepare for the more sweeping
steps for which congressional au
thority will be sought.
The details of the steps to be rec
ommended are held in closest con
fidence, but officials let it be known
today that among the rest a general
military budget, co-ordinating items
of expense deemed imperative will be
laid before the house and senate when
the extra session begins a week from
During the day the Council of Na
tional Defense held a long conference
with its advisory committee of seven
industrial leaden, who mapped out
laid before congress is expected to m
mobilization plans for the country's
economic resources; the Navy depart
ment awarded contracts for twentv-
four destroyers, and called a confer
ence of steel and other material com
panies for next week to consider
means of speeding naval construction;
the War department announced that
failure of the army appropriation bill
at the last session of congress would
not be permitted to handicap the
army's preparations and regulations
were promulgated to guide the coun
try's newspapers in a voluntary cen
sorship to prevent .publication of de
tails which might embarrass the gov
The general military budget to be
GIVES $1,000,000 TO RELIEF
Julius Rosenwald. president of
Sears, Roebuck & Co.. Chicago, has
notified the American Jewish relief
committee in New York that he will
give $1,000,000 to feed and clothe
Jewish war sufferers. This is the
largest individual cash contribution
ever made to a charity. The relief
committee has announced that $10,
000,000 must be raised immediately if
3,000,000 Jews in the eastern war zone
are to be saved from death. Mr.
Rosenwald will pay $100,000 as each
million is raised.
elude many army measures which
failed at the last session and which
now are being restudied and co-ordinated.
The nature of any recom
mendations of changes in army or
ganization, such as the adoption of a
universal service policy, has not been
A new element for the considera
tion of the national defense council
was called to its attention by Richard
M. Bissell and W. E. Mailalieu of
New York, president and general
manager, respectively, of the National
Board of Fire Underwriters. The
board has offered to organize and di
rect for the government the working
out of a broad plan for dealing with
fire prevention requirements. The
theory on which the suggestion was
based was that a campaign of in
cendiarism might follow an outbreak
of hostilities with Germany.
France to Protest Against
The Devastation of Country
Paris, March 25. The French gov
ernment gave notice of its intention
to address neutral countries in protest
against acts of barbarism and de
vastation on the part of the Germans
in the trench territory which tney
are evacuating.
The official note this
says: "Entire villages have been
pillaged and destroyed. The acts of
the Germans are not destined to
check the operations of the French
armies, but have as their object the
ruining for many years of one of the
most fertile regions of r ranee.
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Wanted A Lawyer -Salesman
Some lawyer who is earning less than $5,000 a year, is invited to
communicate with us regarding a position paying this amount, which,
we believe, a man with legal training will be qualified to fill. The
opening Is with one of the largest and best known corporations in
the middle west. While it involves salesmanship, it is not imperative
that applicant shall have had selling experience. We can train the
right man. What we want is a quick-thinking, forceful, aggressive
man who has plenty of initiative and who has the personality to
dominate and convince people with whom he cornea in contact
whether they be the average man or leader in business or the
professions. We can afford to pay such a man not only a salary of
$5,000 a year, but substantial commissions and provide him with a
liberal drawing account. If you believe you can qualify, inform us
regarding your age, educational advantages, experience and whether
or not you are a westerner familiar with western ways. All replies
will be held in the strictest confidence and an interview arranged
if your letter convinces ua that you are the man we are after.
Address Box 2324, Bee
p- Ceseral Distribsters Omha,Nebasks I
Persistence is the ca rdinal vir
tue in advertising; no matter
how good advertising may be
in other respects, it must be
run frequently and constant
ly to be really successful.
Committee in Charge of Ben
efit- Dance for War Suffer
ers Predict Big Total.
Between $6,000 and $7,500 will be
netted for the Jewish war sufferers
by the big charity ball at the Audi
torium next Thursday, if the expecta
tions of the committee in charge are
The Jewish war sufferers' relief com
mittee of Omaha, on which is repre
sented every Jewish organization in
Omaha, has the affair in charge, and
they have left nothing undone to
make the function a financial as wel!
as social success.
The program will consist of a
handsomely made booklet containing
information about the conditions
which make necessary the collection
of a huge sum for the benefit of the
starving thousands in the war zone.
Governor Capper of
Kansas Is for War,
Tells Methodists
Topeka, Kan., March 25. -Declaring
that the United States can no
longer endure the ruthless conduct
of Germany in sinking American
ships and in taking the lives of Amer
ican citizens, Governor Arthur Capper
yesterday, a speech before the Kansa9
conference of the Methodist Episco
pal church, urged Kansans to stand
together and stand by President Wil
son and congress in a national crisis.
"I have talked against war because
I considered it a wrong against the
masses," said the governor. "But
the conduct of Germany is so unjusti
fiable, so indefensible, so criminal,
that all patriotic citizens feel our
government can no longer condone it
without loss of self-respect for life
and liberty that is dearer than life
itself,. It we would maintain Ameri
can lionor. and American traditions,
we must defend them and ourselves
against these murderous assaults on
human life and human rights. What
the situation calls for in this emer
gency is that we should stand by the
president and his program."
Four Killed by Premature
Explosion in a Tunnel
New York. March 25. Four work
men were killed and eleven seriously
injured last night by premature blast
of dynamite in a new subway being
constructed under the East river, near
Blackwells Island. At the point where
the explosion occurred the men were
at work 135 feet below the river bed.
The great Queensboro bridge spans
the river near there.
Inmates of the two hospitals, peni
tentiary and workhouse on Black
wells Island, were throw n into a panic
by the explosion.