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The Omaha Daily Bee
' VOL. XLVI. NO. 308.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13,' 1917 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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K KING ABDICATES HIS THRONE
SENSATIONAL RAISES ARE
MADE IN NEW LISTS SENT TO
OMAHA PROPERTY OWNERS
Mrs. George A. Joslyn Notified of Increase From $562,725
to $4,615,265; Official Notice Reach Busi
ness Section by Early Mail; What
Records Show. . 1
Enormous and wholesale boosts in tax assessments by
County Assessor Fitzgerald,- as related exclusively in The Bee,
were verified yesterday when the notices- of the raises were
' received by Omaha jobbers, corporations, stores, factories and
private individuals. , ' '
Approximately $,000 notices, which reposed securely in
the court house vaults for about two weeks prior to release by
the county assessor, were sent out Monday night. ' '
Many of them were received by downtown business houses
this morning, but the bulk, which is expected to cause a horde
of protesting taxpayers to swoop, down upon the County Board
of Equalization, will probably not be delivered -in the mails
It was the lull oefore the expected storm when the equali
zation board, composed of the five county commissioners, Coun
ty Assessor Fitzgerald and County
Clerk Dewey, met this morning.
SOME STARTLING INCREASES.
Prior to -that all members of the
board, with the exception of the coun
ty assessor and the county clerk, pro
fessed to know nothing of the gigantic
raises save what they had read in The
Soiie of the boosts, as shown in fig
ures in the county assessor's records
and based on the returned tax sched
ules and the amounts assessed, are
The star increase of the list is that
of Mrs. Joslyn, widow of the late
George A. Joslyn, whose estate she
has inherited and whose personal
schedule has been raised from $562,-
725 to $4,615,265.
The county assessor evidently re.
considered his former consideration
to put the Iten Biscuit company up to
S4.000.000 and rested content', with
I raising that establishment from $96,
475 lu $1600M. - - -
WHAT THE LIST SHOWS.
. The big stores are in for compara
tively small boosts, as are also the
public service corporations, while the
banks, which are listed at the valua
tion of their capital stock, remain as
Here-arc some of the increases
, made by the assessor as shown by
Adams & Kellcv Co. planing mill,
'from $152,700 to $300,000.
Alamito Dairy company, $20,000 to
Arnstein Clothing, company; $28,
875 to $50,000.
Avery company, agricultural imple
ments, $19,175 to $60,000.
Armour & Co., $643,575 to $800,000.
Bankers Realty Investment com
pany, $68,700 to $100,000.
Brunswick - Bailee - Collender com-
ff'ontlniw' on Page Two. Coluflm Two.)
For Nebraska Unttled: pool.
Temperature t Omaha Yeaterifoyf.
f Hour. l)ea
6 a. m 62
S a. m.,
9 a. m , 70
10 a. m 75
11 a. m..... IK
12 m 81
1 p. m 81
2 p. m 80
3 p. m 79
4 p. m i. 79
6 If. m 78
' ( p. m 78
7 p. m... 74
8 p m 68
Comparative Local Record.
1917. 1816. 1915. 191.
Jlighest veKterday ... S2 82 85 ' 85
Loweat yesterday ... 62 62 62 66
Mean temperature ... 72 72 74 06
Precipitation 00 .00 .06 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal: '
Normal temperature 71
Exceaa for the day : 1
Total deficiency since March 1 198
Normal precipitation , 18 Inch
Deficiency tot the day -. ... .12 Inch
Total rainfall Bince March 1...13 14 Inches
Excess since March 1 2.21 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 4.12 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1915. 1.22 Inches
Reports From stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State. Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m.
liavenport, cloudy .... 80
Denver, clear 70
Des Moines, cloudy.... 78
lodire City, clear 98
Lander, clear 46
North Platte, ecloudy.. 62
Omaha, ctoudy 74
Pueblo, dear 84
Rapid City, cloudy 52
.Salt Lake, clear 54
Ploux City, cloudy 66
Valentine, cloudy 62
I.. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
Watch this space
You will find
CAPITAL CITY PAY
Semi-Centennial Celebration of
Statehood Observed in Lin
coln by Reunion of Pio
neers; Webster Talks.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, June 12. (Special.) Ne.
braskans who have not been in Lin:
coin for forty years are Here today
and njoamy--6ieniaelvev .., ,
Men and women who never expect
ed to come to Liricoln before they
died, have felt the inspiration of the
semi-centennial celebration of the
statehood of Nebraska and are here.
though in many cases at an consider
able saenhce. But they are and ex
pect to be glad that they came.
The three-day celebration with re
unions of hundreds of former Ne
branskans for discussion of incidents
of pioneer days.
, Automobile races were held in the
afternoon at the state fair grounds.
The third annual pageant of Nebraska
opened, tonight at-the state far coli
"Governors Come Today.
Governor Keith Neville will deliver
a semi-centennial address at the capi
tal grounds tomorrow and responses
will be made by Governor Capper of
Kansas, Governor Harding of Iowa,
governor uurnquist ot Minnesota,
Governor Houx of Wyoming and
Governor Gurter of Colorado. An
open air reception to the visiting gov
ernors will follow. s
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will
deliver an address on "Americanism"
Thursday afternoon,,- the closing
day of the celebration. ' j
' Tie pioneers' reunion was held at
the auditorium this afternoon. Judge
S. C. Basset of Gibbon presided. The
principal address was made by John
Lee Webster of Omaha, president of
the Nebraska Historical society.
Address of John L. Webster.
"The oresent relationshin nf tUo
United States,anKeSpecially of this
western country towards England
and France, presents a paradox in
world history," said Mr. Webster.
"The seven years' war of the revo
lution was a war against' England to
obtain the independence of the -colon-:
ies and for the opportunity to -create
a representative government based on
the principles of personal liberty. In
that war. France was our friend as
against England. Lafayette, the sol
dier and aide to General Washington,
and Rochambeau, the admiral of the
French fleet, for the -service whitTi
they rendered to our forefathers'
Lcreated between the two nations a
bona of friendship and a debt of na
tional obligation which the United
States should never forget. During
the period of the revolution, in a
transcendent spirit of generosity,
France loaned to this new republic
Continued n Patre Three, Column Two,
Bee Good Angels" Donate Chair
And Money to the Sick Mother
The appcaf "Won't, Some Good
Angel" send an invalid chair to Mrsl
Albert Sockland, white plague victim
living at Holbrook, 'Neb., which was
published in The Bee last Friday, has
met with hearty response. '
Dr. C. B. F. Grantham of Stan-
berry, M,p., yesterday wrote
that Ik had shipped by ex
invalid chair to the "little mother'.
The chair cost $85, and should reach
Other good angels have offered to
send chairs. The replies to the call
for aid indicate that the milk of
I human kindness flows in generous
I measure in this great land.
I The Bee will send the cash dona-
j tions, a box of clothing and a dolly to
ST A TE SEMI- CENTENNIAL OPENS
DUNWSmiARQES BEFORE THE
NEED MORE MEN
TO FILL VACANCIES
IN REGULAR ARMY
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War Department Calls for 70,
000 Additional Recruits to
Bring Fighting Torce to
Washington, June 12.-The War
department today called for70,000 ad
ditional recruits in order to All t
regular army to war strength before
Ihe cavalry, engineers, coast ar
tillery, signal corps and quartermaS'
ter corps of the regular army have
already been brought to war strength
says an official statement.
forty-five thousand recruits are
needed at once to complete the new
regiments of infantry and held artil
lery. 1 wrnty-hve thousand additional
recruits are desired at the earlist pos
sible date to fill vacancies in order
that the war strength of 300.000 men
may be maintained.
Facilities in Readiness.
"Facilities are in readiness for
placing these 70,000 men under proper
training. Any delay in obtaining this
number will necessarily cause the loss
of invaluable time.
"It is the earnest desire of the War
department that 70,000 snigle niffn be
tween the ages of 18 and 40, who have
no dependents and who are not en
gaged in professional work, busi
nesses or trades vitally necessary to
the prosecution of the war, be enlisted
in the regular arnvv before June 30,
French-English Hand Book -'
For Men Who Go to Europe
New York, June 12. A small hand
book of French-English conversa
tional phrases will be supplied to
reach American soldier, who goes to
burope, under an offer which has
been accepted by the War depart
ment. Cecil C. Blumcnthal will do
nate the books.
The book will be printed in indeli
ble ink on waterproof paper and wil
include an identification blank and i
form of last will an ' testament.
this mother and her 4-year-old daugh
ter by express today. -
Names of cash donors folloifr:
C. H. Bilyeu. $T.
Abbie Gale Wheedon, $1.
Harley Conant, $2.
Nell Horst. $2.
U. D. Mathews, $1.
Mrs. E. W. Nash, $5.
Mrs. George Hoagland, $5.
Victor Rosewater, $1. ,
Mrs. Monroe Reeves, $1.
II. C. Hiller, $1.
Harry Goldberg, $1.
I. Rosenburg, $1.
Wahoo, Neb., $1.
Mrs. Archibald Smith, $1.
Virginia Aldous, $1.
Frederick Aldous, $1.
H. Rachnian, $1.
Irq Flanagan, $1.
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-THREATENED BY 1
Investigation of Chief Dunn's
.Charges Starts Before Com
missioners; Probe of De
Charges filed by Chief of Police
Dunn against Captain Steve Maloney
of the Omaha detective department
were taken up by the city council and
the foundation laid- for an exhaustive
hearing at 9 o'clock thjs morning.
City Attorney Rine ! advised the
commissioners that the charges filed
by the chief did not constitute an of
fense on law and should 100 witnesses
be heard the charges as filed would
The information slated that Ma
loney had been charged in the courts
of Chadron with conspiracy to black
mail. New charges against Maloney
and Detective Paul Sutton will be
read Wednesday morning and the
heatings continued. Tne city clerk
will summon all fitnesses whose
names are furnished to him. 1
Maloney and Sutton First,
The council will dispose of the Ma
loney and Sutton charges first and
then will start a general investigation
of the police department.
After quibbling over the sufficiency
of the Maloney charges the council
proceeded to hear evidence, although
Attorney Rine advised against pro
ceeding on the Dunn charges.
"You might as well charge Maloney
with having red or brown hair as to
try him on these charges," stated
Attorney Baker, for Maloney, an
nounced he was ready to proceed and
to meet any charges that Maloney was
involved in a conspiracy at Chadron
or anywhere else.
"Have you any '-'"Mile testimony
in this case?" asked ayor Dahlman
of Chief Dunn, who took the stand to
suport his charges. ,
"I have been unable to obtain defi
nite information. I read accounts in
the newspapers ami heacd so much
unsavory comment on the Chadron
case that I thought the matter should
be given a public hearing," replied the
, "Arc there any witnesses here, now
who have- any knowledge of the af-
(Continued on 1'uire Nln, Column One.)
Thii week has been officially de
signed "Marine Corps Week"
all over the United States.
TJie Bee will distribute free to
its readers an illustrated art book
let telling about the Marine Corps
and its work at a part of the na
tional program for Marine Corps
Week. The Marine Book is illus
trated with full page reproductions
of paintings in the original colors
and with dozens of photographs. A
copy will be sent free to any reader
of The Bee who asks for it. Send
your name and address with a 2
cent atamp for return postage to
The Omaha . Bee Information
Bureau, Washington, D. C.
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KINS CONS TONTINE-.
Harvey Kyner, Anton Nes-
proye and Tommy White
Accused of Failure to
Register for Draft.
Three alleged slackers were ar
rested in Omaha Tuesday. Harvey
Kyner, a conducter for the street rail
way company, was arrested by Dep
uty United States Marshal Quinley
for failure to register for the selective
draft. i: Keyner -claims - he is "Trtlf "-of
age and that he falsified his agt in
order to get his position as conductor.
His home is in Eustis, Neb. Deputy
Quinley talked by telephone with
his father who declared that Harvey
will be 20 years old in August. He is
being held for further investigation.
Anton Ncsproye, 1909 South Kight:
eenth street, was arrested. He is re
ported to have voted at the last elec
tion, giving his age as 11. lie says
he "got hailed up" on his af?e, which,
he says, is the reason why he did not
"Tommy" White, colored, who is
serving aSenteuce of seven days in
the county jail, did not register.
"Tommy" was re.idy with an ex
cuse.,"! had my leg broken once,", he
said, "and it's bigger than the other
one. I went to the registration board
and they told me 1 didu t have to
Alibi Falls Short.
This story, in view of the fart that
every man between the ages of l to
31 must register, did nut "go" and
"Tommy" "will have to answer to a
charge of not registering.
The officer.! are on the track of
many other slackers and more arrests
will follow soon.
Deputy United States Attorney
Saxton. who has just rettirncd from
the Winnebago . Indian reservation,
says about forty Winnebagos, and
ten Omalias have failed to register.
"This was largely on account of
laziness, I think," he said. "But pro
ceedings will be taken against them as
Five Hundred Interned
Belgians Starve to Death
Havre, France, June 12. The death
by starvation within three months of
500 Belgians, interned in Germany, is
reported in a semi-oO'jcial statement
given out here today.
"According to information received
by the Belgian minster of war" the
statement says, "Belgian civilians in
tenfed in a German camp near Lubeck
refused to work. Out of 3,000 interned,
500 died of starvation in three months.
The condition of the survivors is de
scribed as pitiful."
Two Norwegian Ships
Sunk; Four Men Are Lost
Christiana, June. 12. (Via Lon
don.) The Norwegian' bark Dc
veron, 1,262 tons, has been sunk. Four
men were lost, including one Cana
dian, and twelve men have been
landed at Lerwick. The captain and
anther man were wounded.
The Dagsbladcf reports that the
Arctic cutter Sverre II, has been
sunk. The crew was saved.
Omahans to Accompany Roosevelt
To Lincoln for Semi-Centennial
'The Commercial ciuf of Omaha
yesterday received "a special invita
tion from the Nebraska Semi-Centennial
committee to attend the celebra
tion in Lincoln tomorrow, when
Colonel Roosevelt, will deliver a pa
triotic address. Kolonel Roosevelt
will make no other speech during this
tour either in Omaha or elsewhere
along the route. He is to he the
guest of the state of Nebraska.
A special committee will he ap
pointed by Charles ( . George,-chairman
of the executive committee to
GREEK MONARCH QUITS iN FAVOR
OF HIS SON; ALEXANDER; WILL GO
TO ITALY WITH CROWN PRINCE
Formal Announcement Comet From Athens Concerning
Shakeup in Hellenic Royal Family; Change Follows
Long Controversy Concerning Greek Attitude
and Policy in Great World War.
Athens, June 12 Via London 9:26 P. M. King; Con
stantino has abdicated in favor of his son Prince Alexander.
Premier Zaimis today made the announcement that Con
stantineliad designated Prince Alexander as his successor. He
also said that Constantine and Crown Prince George would
leave the country. -
Xonstantine has expressed the intention of embarking on a
British warship and proceeding to Switzerland by way of Italy.
Allied troops have occupied Elassona without resistance.
There has been no disorder in Atherts up to the present, i .
THE NEW GREEK KING
Alexander, the new king, is the second son of the monarch
who has just abdicated. The crown prince was Prince George,
who was born July 19, 1890. '
Prince Alexander was born August 1, 1893. He was a cap
tain in the first regiment of artillery in the Greek army.
TAKEN INTO CADIZ
BY SPANISH SHIP
Wireless Apparatus is Stripped
from German Submarine
Pending Question of.
Cadiz, Spain, June 11. (Vis Psris,
June 12.) The Spanish torptdo boat
No. 6 this morning discovered the
German submarine U-1152 disabled
from gunshots which had struck its en-
gines. The submarine was towed into
Cadiz and stripped of its wireless ap
paratus. Repairs to the German submarine
will take at least two days, but it is
believed the vessel will be interned.
The submarine is of 450 tons and car
ries a crew of twenty. It is equipped
witn two torpedo tubes and two rapid
Steamship Petrolite Sunk.
Washington, June 12. The Ameri
can steamer Petrolite has been sunk
by a German submarine. -
The time and place of the attack
were not givei In the dispatches.
The Petrolite, a tank steamer, first
figured in the news nearly two years
ago, an attack upon it by an Austrian
submarine threatening diplomatic re.
ations between the Vicuna govern-
nient and the United States.
The ship was shelled by the sub
marine and men ahoard were
wounded. The submarine sent a crew
aboard the vessel and removed a large
quantity of supplies. It then was
permitted to proceed.
The incident' was the subject of a
series of notes between the United
States and the Austrian government.
Consular report, which brought
news of the r.'isaslcr todayT.said one
boat with eighteen men, tne third
mate and the rhief engineer, had been
landed and two boats with an un
stated number of1 men were missing.
Owned By Standard Oil Company.
New York, .1 tine 12. The Petrolite,
a vessel of 3.710 tons, owned by the
Standard Oil company of New York,
left here Apri". 30 for Savona and Leg
horn, Italy. The vessel was in com
mand of CapUin Thomas H. McKel
lum and carried a crew of thirty-eight
men of whom ten were Americans.
The ship was armed and carried a
The Petrolite was formerly the
steamship Excelsior, under the Ger
man flag and was transferred to
American registry with other ships of
the Standard Oil fleet, early in the
war. It was biiilt a( Stettin, Germany,
in 1KU8. It carried oil in bulk. Ac
cording to the records'of the shipping
commissioner. J. C. Clark of Cali
fornia, was among the Americans
aboard the vessel.
meet Colonel Roosevelt when he ar
rives in -Omaha, at 7 o'clock Thurs
day morning. A committee from the
State .Historical society will also meet
th?: guest of honor in Omaha.
The Omaha men will accompany
the party to Lincoln and take part in
the celebration there. A banquet will
be given for Colonel Roosevelt in the
Lincoln hotel tomorrow night.
Randall K. Brown, president of the
Commercial club of Omaha, has been
appointed a member of the state com
mittee in charge of arrangements. ''
TOD A Y;
WAGE BOOST FOR
Submits Recommendation to
Boost Maximum Salary of
.the Grade School Teachers
, From $1,000 to $1,100.
Chairman Reed of the finance com
mittee of the Board of Education last
night submitted for future considera-,
tion a recommendation that 'grade
school teachers be granted an increase
of pay beginning September 1, 1918.
The proposition is that teachers re
ceiving the present maximum of
$1,000 a year shall be raised to a
maximum of $1,100, and that those re
ceiving below the maximum to re
ceive an increase of $50 each year
plus the existing automatic yearly in
crease, the maximum in all cases to
be $1,100. r
Tllis would have the effect of rais
ing the minimum from $600 to $650.
The committee recommended that
readjustment of principals' salary bo
worked out later by the board.
It was further recommended that
teachers be paid in twelve annual pay
ments, beginning with their summer
vacation, which would mean, if the
recommendations should be anDroved.
that the teachers would recive dur
Kjn(? t)e con,ii,g vacation part of next
school year's salary. The present sys-
tern ii to' pay in ten monthly install
Add $75,000 to' Budget.
-"The proposed increase for grade
teachers would add $75,000 to the
school budget. They asked for ati
increase of 25 per cent, or approxi-
malciy a total ot $ls,uuo.
The board will discuss the propo-.
sition at the regular meeting next
Monday evening. ,
The finance and teachers' commit
tees did not deem it wise to grant any
increase during the next school year
because of the condition of the school
district finances, which show a deficit
at this time. The school board will
certify to he county board a new
levy on August 1, in the sum of at;
least 32 mills and may go to the
limit of 35 mills as authorized by the
last legislature. The former maxi
mum mills levy for this school district
was 25 mills, but loss of liquor license
revenue necessitated an increase id
the mills levy.
Registration of South
Dakota is 58,014
Washington, June 12. The gov
ernor of .South -Dakota reports the
state's total registration at 58,014,
divided as follows: "
Ten Dayg In June
Advertising in The Bee
(Warfield Agency Measurements)
Gaining Right Along
Ten Days in June, 1917
Jotal Paid Advertising
In The Bee? '
Same Days in June, 1916
. Total Paid Advertising
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