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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVI NO. 312.
Vast Crowd at Auditorium Hear Impassioned Appeals
For Support of Red Cross; Judge Salinger, Native
German, Arraigns Emperor William as
Autocrat Who Must Fall.
"Suppose an overlord would send a lieutenant to Omaha
and order every man to South Omaha and confine them there
in the cattle pens until they could be herded into box cars and
shipped to Mexico. That is what the overlordvhas done to the
In this was the graphic
painted some of the kaiser's outrages in the world war before
a vast audience Saturday night at the Auditorium. The meeting
marked the beginning of the
Omaha as this city's share of
in the United States for the
raised tnis weeK.
A military thrill was added at the opening of the meeting,
when the Fifth Infantry band from Lincoln Marched up the
aisle, playing the Star Spangled Banner. The men were dressed
in khaki uniforms and led by Captain Hazsel. The band took
its place in front of the stage, where it played several selections
during ttmevening.
"What shall we flo for the young men who must go out
andyfight our battles in this war?" asked Mr. Wattles. "It is
the duty ot every man and woman in
Omaha to contribute to the Ked Cross
in order that our boys who go to the
front shall have every possible care
and comfort that can be provided for
This is more than a duty. It is a
privilege, a privilege that we should
prize and that every right-minded and
loyal man and woman will avail him
self and herself of.
"Wc have lived so long in peace
and prosperity that we scarcely
realize what war means. We have
become careless of the liberty we
possess: We are unprepared for the
stern realities of war.:'i'hjose af, us
who cannot go to the TrBnt can at
least have the privilege of giving to
provide comfort to those who go. It
is our duty and our privilege as a
Christian community and a Christian
An impassioned arraignment of
Germany was made by a native of
Germany, Judge Benjamin I. Salinger
of the Iowa supreme court. In a
voice that trembled and while his
fist smote the table he declared:
"There is the sharpest distinction
betv-eeu. the aspirations of the hearts
of the German peopleSand those of
the last of the Hohenzollern family.
1 love the German people as those of
my own blood and I pity them as no
one who docs not know them well can
pity them.
"When I was 9 years old my par
ents borrowed money from relatives
in this country to come to America.
They had become convinced that a
small ruling family such as that in
Germany cuts off the opportunities of
the common people to the last degree.
Kaiser Stands Alone.
"Today the kaiser stands alone in
the world as the one absolute ruler
who does as he pleases with anybody
in his realm. Nowhere else on the
'footstool' is there a ruler who still
dreams that might is right and that
the era of the cave man is not past."
Equally stirring was Judge Salin
ger's patriotic tribute to the flag and
his feeling reference to the work of
the Red Cross. He said:
"In the excitement of war not
enough attention is paid to the branch
of the work which ministers when the
din of battle is stilled, the ever busy
hands that are cool on fevered brows
and nurse the isddiers through the
nights of pain and bring comfort and
surcease of sorrow to those who have
fought the good fight.
"In giving this JIU.OOO the people
of Omaha are only paying in a small
way for the blessings which will come
to them through it. Is it too much
to ask that you, from the safety of
your homes, shall give this sum in or
der that the boys who go out to fight
your battles shall tight the better and
bring the sooner the downfall of that
one great disturber of the world's
America's Heart Throb.
"We could get the millionaires to
give this. One man might be willing
to give it. But that would rob the
fund of most of its value. It is to be
given by the people, the common peo
ple, rich and poor alike so that the
soldiers to whom it shall minister and
the poor whom it shall help shall
know and feel the throb of the great
heart of the American people.
"What will the suldicrs think if a
single life is lost because we arc too
busy or too parsimonious? This great
Ked Cross movement is only another
manifestation of the activities of this,
our beloved country, a-eountry which
(Continued nn Vngft Two, Column Four.)
Form New Organization
To Resist Conscription
Philadelphia, June 17. A resolution
to resist conscription was adopted at
a 'meeting of delegates representing
thirty-one socialist and pacifist societ
ies in this country, which have formed
an organization known as the Peoples'
Council for Democracy and Peace.
The present plan is the launching
of a campaign against forcible mili
tary service by the distribution of
literature and public weekly meetings.
language Gurdon W. Wattles
campaign to raise $210,000 in
the $100,000,000 to be gathered
Red Cross. The money is to be
Red Cross Unit on Way to
Training Camp at Allentown,
Pa., Entertained at Lunch-
feonat Mn'm Station.
One hundred young men, members
of the Pasadena Red Cross unit, were
entertained royally here Saturday
when they passed through OmaTia on
their way to Allentown, Pa., mobili
zation point for the medical corps that
is being trained for service in France.
A double-T table had been arranged
on the grassy plot just west of the
Union station, and here the Californ
ians were served by young Omaha
The happy, hungry crowd piled
off the train, which had been pulled
up on a siding, gave two "college
yells," one for Omaha and the other
for the Golden West, and "fell to."
No chairs were provided, and none
was necessary.
The young women hurried about
their duties of serving, the young men
hurried about their duties of dispos
ing of what was placed before them and
many curious onlookers lined the
Tenth and Eleventh street viaducts
to witness the novelty.
"Regular banquet;" "O, you eats!"
"I like Omaha." and other apt ex
pressions broke from the soldier boys.
After the luncheon, cigars and
cigarettes were passed around, and
the string sextet of the Westerners
struck up a few popular airs, and re-
(Cootinnttl on Pare Two, Column Three.)
Lord Northcliffe Pays
Visit to President
Waehhlcrlnn Tun,. 17 T nrrl W1'-
viiiil, juau v.,. dig uiiiiau wdi mission,
called on President Wilson yesterday
and the two talked together for sev
eral minutes. Previously the British
peer had discussed plans for further
financial co-operation between the
;ua uanA c i, n..:.:..i
United States and the allies with Sec
retary McAdoo.
Chinese Civil War Now
Reported in Full Swing
New York, June 17. A cablegram
foreshadowing extensive military op
erations by six of the Chinese south
ern provinces against the government
was received here Saturday by the
Chinese National league of New York
from its headquarters in Canton. The
league claims to reprsent politically
the six provinces and to favor China's
entcry into the war on the entente
side under a liberal republican gov
Rare Day in June
The Lovers of the Great Outdoors
"What is so rare as a day in June?"
asked a mere man Sunday afternoon,
as he tarried in one of the parks to
slake his thirst with a draught of the
world'- original drink.
Municipal -nd concerts in Miller
and "Spring Lake parks drew thou
sands to those rest and recreation
centers. Flag day exercises by the
Elks in Hanscom park were attended
by "a large and enthusiastic crowd,"
this description having been approved
by the censor.
Public bathing places at Municipal
beach, Riverview, Spring Lake and
Morton parks were patronized by the
crowds of amphi'ous earth-beings.
Boulevards and other highways
Council of Ministers Pledges This Nation's Support to
Great Slav People Now Striving to Gain Freedom
Attempt Made, to Assassinate
Two of Principals in Police
Investigation; Car Rid
dled With Bullets.
Omaha gunmen, unknown to the
police, attempted to murder Charles
W. Pipkin and Harvc,- Wolf, of the
Omaha Detective association, Satur
day night. They escaped, leaving no
clue to their indentity.
Fie shots were fired. Three bul
lets jre their way through the ma
chine in which Pipkm was sitting
when the would-be assassins speeded
past in another car.
Pipkin and Wolf had been riding
about town earlier in the evening and
had a short while before the shooting
pulled up in front of-the Royal apart
ments, Twenty-seventh and Farnam
streets, where Wolf lives. Wolf had
gotten out of the car and was leaning
on the side of it talking to Pipkm
who was seated at the steering wheel.
The car was facing south in Twenty-
seventh street.
Fired Point Blank.
According to Pipkin, they did not
hear the other car approaching until
it started to speed ui about fifty
yards behind them. Almost simul
taneously they heard a shout form
one of the men in the car and then
shot. I he -bullet passed directly over
the seat Wolf had just left and
crashed through the base of the wind
shield, shattering the glass.
tietore the men realized what was
taking place, the machine was upon
them and four more shots were fired
point blank at Pipkin and Wolf.
One of the bullets pierced the hood
of the car and passing through it
narrowly missed Pipkin's leg. The
bullet could not be found in the car.
Another bullet hit the side door of
the car, and, glancing off, dented the
rear guard.
J he machine carrying the gunmen
turned west in Harney street at such
a terrific rate of speed that only two
of the wheels held the ground. It
was seen to turn at 1 wentv-ninth
street, where it disappeared.
When it was turning the corner
Pipkin jumped from the machine and
he and Wolf returned the fire. Each
of the men shot three times at the
fleeing car. Pipkin sairj he thought
at least one of the shots took effect.
He says he heard one of the men in
the car, cry out.
Witnesses to the shooting declare
that there were no lights on the car
from which the shots came. Several
persons, say that it w as a Buick.
Neither Pipkin nor Wolf were able
to distinguish the voice that came
from one of the men just prior to the
first shot. Both said there were three
men in the car,
' Pipkin, declared he knows the party
(Conttnuril on Tate Two, (iolmnn live.)
Superintendent Johnston
Is Transferred to Dayton
Dayton, O., June 17. (Special.)
Frank D. Johnston of Omaha has
been appointed superintendent of the
mailing division of the Dayton post
office. .Mr. Johnston's home is in
Omaha, where he makes his head
quarters as superintendent of the
Fourteenth division of the railway
mail service.
Mr. Johnston was born and reared
near Dayton. His original appoint
ment to the railway mail service was
made twenty-nine years ago and he
cp.fpH rnti I In itmicl,. einrp In
194.' he became chief clcrk-at-large of!
the Sixth division. In 1911 he was as
signed to Omaha as assistant division
Two years later Mr. Johnston re
ceived another promotion to the su
perintendency of the Xcw England
division and was transferred again to
Omaha in 1915.
Brings Out All
were lined witli thousands ot gaso-line-consuininr
vehicles, bearing fami
lies and parties hither an '. thither.
One was a new machine, because the
driVer honked his horn as loud as he
could and as often as he could.
Supervisors assigned by the Board
of Public Recreation guarded the kid
dies in their play activities. The new
merry-go-rounds, recently installed,
suggested the thou that perpetual
motion at last hid been discovered.
Picnic parties dotted the woodlands
of the outer precincts of the city.
Golfers traversed the links in quest of
reduced waist lines and lost golf balls.
This first touch of the good old
summer tiny: was a novel experience
for Omaha.
Head of the
Pathfinder Flood Waters
Cause Platte to Overflow
Casper, Wyo, June 17. Flood
waters from the Pathfinder dam
caused the Platte river to overflow
today and homes along the lower
levels near here have been inun
dated. The water is rising two
inches an hour. Melting snow in
the mountains caused the high
Picturesque Military Affair at
Hanscom Park Attended by
Thousands of Omaha
"When a power tramples upon the
common instincts of humanity, it is
time for humanity to protest. For
centuries the rights of neutrals and
non-combatatns have f recognized
and yet the kaiser tires on all with
submarines, recognizing neither age,
sex nor nationality," stated Frederick
Shepherd of Lincoln, addressing a
large gathering Sunday afternoon in
Hanscom park, where Omaha Lodge
of Elks held their annual flag day
Frequent applause greeted the ex
pressions of the Lincoln man, who
was speaker of the day. Sunshine,
martial music, khaki-clad columns of
soldiers, flags, flowers, veterans of '61
and a chorus of male singers con
tributed to the success of the occasion.
Old Glory Makes Heart Beat.
During his patriotic address Mr.
Shepherd said:
tvery'tnans heart beats a little
faster -when his eves behold the flair
of his country. We love our national
emblem because it was borne aloft in
the first instance to represent a free
people. To the timid it extends an in
vitation to the land of equality and
opportunity. Our flag has been a pil
lar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire
by night to the American people. It
led the way through stress and storm
during the revolution. It will continue
to go on to victory on the battlefields
across the seas.
Must Be All American.
"In the main the Germans of the
United States have been good citizens
and have followed the flag in all that
the words imply. 1 want to prophecy
tnai wnen mis war is over ami tne
record has been read, a full com
plement of young Germans of this
couutry will have fought on the west
ern front for liherly and America. Wc
are at war with the Germany across
the seas, with the Germany that ex
cuses indiscriminate destruction oi
the plea that the end justifies the
means. There is room no longer in
the United States for a man who is
any les than all American. Our
president and the congress who arc
our rcpresciitalives-have declared
war and every citizen' should stand by
with his life, his heart and his means.
Must Suppress Infamy.
"The Germans of this countrv. as
far as I know, are reasonable people
f VVI "am n.s me insolence to say.
that other nations shall give up the I
use of the high seas. Such a thing !
will not be permitted by the free mi-1
tions of the world. When a nation
thus seeks to excuse its infamy, tn:n-;
kind should gather from every clime i
to suppress it. This is a matter of!
nations exercising police power to!
subdue the outlaw nation that would
l.j a law unto itself. The1 United
States has responded nobly and the .
country today is resplendant with thej
(Continue,! on I'njtfl Two, Column Thri-O
Farrand on Way to France
To Fight White Plague
Denver, Colo., June 17. President
Livingston Farrand of the University
of Colorado left Denver last night for j
the Atlantic coast to take a steamer I
for France, where he will supervise1
organization fur the tight of the
Rockefeller foundation and the;
French government against ttihcrcu-j
F. P. Psnlc Marin nirpr.tnr I
Of the Union Stock Yards
E. P. Peck Saturday as elected a
director of the Union Stork Yards at
a special meeting of the board. He
fills the place made vacant hy the
death of the late T. J. Mahoney.
. S. Commission, In Address to
Statement Shows That Em
bargo Still Holds Good Even
Against the Daily
Knibargo laid on mails by the
Postoflice department is 'not ended,
as was supposed.
Also, while congress is threaten
ing to increase the rate of postage
on newspapers to a prohibitive point,
the postolfice department is instruct
ing railway mail clerks to delay the
delivery of daily newspapers entrusted
to the mails.
Moreover, government official mail
is held up through the same means,
even such an important matter as the
referring to the draft registration be
ing delayed by the orders in force
until after the draft was over.
Statement From Clerk.
One of the men high in the local
service, whose name must be sup
pressed for obvious reasons, gives The
Bee tins statement:
"June M an article appeared in
an Omaha paper in regard of the
economy of the railway mail scrvici
This article reads very good, espe
cially to those who do not under
stand the true conditions as they are
Why is it that concerns that do all
the way from $1(1,000 to $5,000
.... i ! ' ..f .. i : i
tvi.ii.ii ui iitnci using a year nave
tried their best to get rclieXiram 'hil
Posthftice department on account of
tne uciay ot tneir advertising mat
ter? W hy is it that advertising from
the Postoflirc itself, mailed at Wash
ington for States in the west, were
handled in the Council BlulTs
terminal as late as June 12, this
matter com, lining instructions to the
county clerks and sheritfs of the
western states in regard to registra
tion day? TRis will hardly have
reached their destination in time to
do any good.
Answers Superintendent.
"Mr. Johnston, the superintendent
challenges any one to show where
there has been such delay. Of course
it is possible, that can be done, but
not probable, as that employee would
itist lay himself open to suspicion
and that is what Mr. Johnston is af
ter. The public, no doubt, is easily
won over to the thinking of the de
partment when articles appear that
read like the our which appeared ill
the Omaha paper, hut when the
actual facts are known they hardly
believe it when it is told them.
Furthermore it says, 'no piece of
mail is in the Terminal more than H
hours.' Why is it necessary to have it
in the terminal that long, when there
are trains that can handle this mail
going out west before the twenty
four hours are up? Again I say that
I know personally that sonic mail is
in the terminal as long as forty-eight
hours and more, and if the public
had access to the terminal no doubt
they could find mail more than
twenty-four hours old, any time of
the day.
"As far as daily papers are con
cerned I am attaching an official let
ter which 1 wish you to print in con
nection with this, by this the public
can sec that the daily papers arc not
given so much consideration as the de
partment claims."
Order to Hold Up Mails.
The letter referred to contains the
following explicit instruction with
(Continued on Two, Column One.)
Negroes Can No Longer
Ride on "Prepay" Orders
Savannah, Cm., June 17. To dis
courage the movement of negroes to
the north, the Central of Georgia, At
lantic Coast Line, Soiilhcrn and
Georgia & Florida will no longer ac
cept "prepay rder" transportation for
them. The prepay order method of
sending money from the point where
the negroes arc wanted has been em
ployed largely by those interested in
getting large numbers out of the
Two Killed, 16 Hurt When
Zeppelins Raid English Coast
London, June 17.--Twu persons
were killed and .sixteen injured in last
night's air raid, during which a Zep
pelin was biutiglit down. Thr official
repurt of iIm- raid was given uut here
"Last night's air raid carried
out by two enemy airiip. One air
ship crossed the Kentish coast at
about - a. ni. and dropped six bombs
on a co.'tt town
According to the
latrsl police reports, two persons j - n,0rr were no casualties or dam
wctc killed, sixteen were injured and; ages ill West AiigHy "
Terschenecko, In Response, Declares Russia Will Con
tinue War; Ambassador David R. Francis Presents
Mission at Marinsky Palace; Event That
Promises to Make World History.
Tells America Russia
Will Continue the War
M. Terscheu ko, re spending to
Mr. Root on behalf ot the council
of ministers, stated Russia's posi
tion on the war, as follows:
"The Russian people consider
war inevitable and will continue it.
The Russians have no imperialistic
wiMies. We know that you have
"We shall fight together to se
cure liberty, freedom and happiness
for all the world. 1 am happy to
say that 1 do not sec any moral
idea or factor between America and
Russia to divide us.
"Wc two peoples Russia fight
ing tyrany, and America standing
as the oldest democracy hand-in-hand
will show the way of happi
ness to nations great and small.
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To Resume Police
Probe Before City
Council at 2 Today
Hearing of charges against Captain
Steve Maloney will be resumed at 2
p. ill. toilay by the city council. 1 he
commissioners sat sixteen hours, dur
ing five days last week, listening to
evidence offered by the prosecution
and defense.
Among the witnesses to be heard
arc Elsie Phelps, detective, who fig
ured in the Chadron affair; llcssie
Wilson of 7116 South Sixteenth street
and Mr. Maloney.
The commissioners expect to com
plete the Maloney case before Thurs
day afternoon, when six Omaha de
fendants of the Chadron conspiracy
case will leave for Dawes county for
appearance in district court on Friday
The Otnalia men who are bound
over in Dawes county are: Captain
Maloney. Harvey Wolf, Charles W.
Pipkin, Gust A. 'I vice, William S. Do
lan and Philip Wincklcr.
The city council will sit this morn
ing ill regular session as committee
of the whole for the usual weekly
grind of routine business.
Soldiers and Workmen
Oppose Separate Peace
Pclrograrl, June 17 (Via London.
June 17. ) A stirring proclamation
placing the council of workmen and
soldiers' delegates on record as ir
revocably opposcil to a separate peace
was adopted by the council Saturday
a large, number ot houses were dam
aged "The second raider attacked the
east coast town of West Anglia at
alxjtil J JO a. ni. It was heavily
jdu'llcd by guns oT the anti-aircraft
defense and driven ott. It is prob
able it was damaged by gun fire.
Shortly afterwards this raider, after
dropping a number of bombs in open
places, was engaged and brought
duwn in flames by a pilot of the royal
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Petrograd (Via London), June 17.
"America sends another message to
Russia that we are going to fight and
already have begun to fight for your
freedom equally with our own and we
ask you to fight for our freedom
equally with yours." said Elihu Root,
head of the American mission to Rus
sia, in addressing the council of minis
ters last night
Mr. Root in his address laid stress
on American diiinteredness in the
war except ao far at conserving de
mocracy was concerned. In Russia,
he declared, America sees "no party,
no class, but great Russia as I whole,
one mighty, striving, sopiting democ
racy." M. Terschencko, minister of for
eign affairs, responded for the council
of ministers to Mr. Root's address of
sympathy and good will on the part of
the American government.
The American ambassador, David H.
Francis, presentee', the Root mission
to the ministers in Marinsky palsce,
explaining that the members ol the
mission had come to Russia to discov
er how Ai. erica can best co-operate
with its ally in forwarding the fight
against the common enemy.
The presentation was very li.formal,
only a few Russian official, and the
members of the American embassy
attending. M. Kerensky, the youthful
minister of war, just back from the
front, wore the khaki blous of a com
mon soldier.'
The ministers listened with rapt at
tention to Mr. Root's addrc 3. which
was an impressive utterance both in
substance anil manner. Mr. R001
spoke. . s follows? 1 in
"Mr. President and Members of the
Council of Ministers: The mission for
which I have the honor to speak is
charged by the government and peo
ple of the United Slates of America
with a message to the government
and people of Russia. The mission
comes from a democratic republic.
"Its members arc commissioned and
instructed by the president, who holds
his high office as chief executive of
more than one hundred million free
people by virtue of popular election,
in which more than eighteen million
votes were freely cast and fairly
counted pursuant to law, by univer
sal, equal, direct and secret suffrage.
"For one hundred and forty years
our people have been struggling with
the hard problems of self-government.
With many shortcomings, many mis
takes, many imperfections, we still
have maintained order and respect
for law, individual freedom and na
tional independence. '
How U. S. Has Grown.
"Under the security of our own
laws we have grown in strength and
prosperity. But we value our free
dom more than wealth. We love lib
erty and we cherish above all our
possessions the ideals for which our
fathers fought and sacrificed that
America might be free.
"We believe in th; competence of
the power of democracy and in our
heart of hearts abides faith in the
coming of a better world in which the
humble and oppressed of all lands
may be lifted up by freedom to a
heritage of justice and equal oppor
tunity. "The news of Russia's now-found
freedom brought to America univer
sal s tisfaction and joy. From all
the land sympathy and hope went out
to the new sister in .he circle of
democracies. And the mission is sent
lo express that feeling.
Democracy to Democracy.
"The American democracy sends to
the democracy of Russia a greeting 01
sympathy, friendship, brotherhood.
God-speed. Distant America knows
little of the special conditio s of Rus
sian life which must give form to the
government and laws which you are
about to create. As we have developed
our institutions to serve the needs of
our national character and life, so, wc
assume that you will 'cvelop your in
stitutions to serve the needs of Rus
sian character and life.
"As we look across the sea we dis
tinguish no parly, no class. Wc see
great Russia as a whole, as one
mighty striving, aspiring democracy.
We know the sell-control, essentia!
kindliness, strong common sense.
courage and noble idealism of the
Kussiau character.
"We have faith in you all. We pray
for God's blessing upon you all. We
believe you will solve your problems,
that you will maintain your liberty
ttJoniinurtl nn Intt Two, Oliimn Two.l
Class of 296 Men Is
Graduated From Princeton
Princeton, N. J., June 17. Prince
ton university vesterdav eraduatrrl
'Ql'l mPtl in'.,,,. .,-rd
on war service and their degrees were
conferred in absentia.
Honorary degrees were conferred
upon ambassadors and ministers of
the allied .ountries at war with Gcr
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Lansing, Herbert C. Hoover and otli-
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features were eliminated because of
the war.