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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. JUNE 18. 1917.
CENTRAL EUROPE IS
Four and One-Half Per Cent
of Our Population Native -,
Born to Our Present
Washington, June 1". The natives
of Germany. Austria-Hungary,1 Bul
garia, and Turkey now residing in
the United States aggregate approxi
mately 4.002,000, or about 4;-i per
cent of the total population of the
The foregoing total is announced
Sy Director Sam L. Rogers, of the
lureau of the Census, Depannent of
. ntnmerce, as the result ot a calcula
lion based on the census figures of
1910, the reports of the Bureau of
Immigration for the period between
1910 and the present time, and the
estimated mortality during that pe
riod. Although it is not possible by
this method to determine with abso
lute exactness the number of natives
it the countries named now living in
the United States, it is believed that
the results obtained represent a rea
sonably close pproximation to the
These 4.622,000 foreigners are dis
tributed, according to contry of birth,
It is posible to'say whether the
proportions of aliens that is, per
sons who have not applied for
naturalization tcerificates among
these foreigners are approximately
the same in 1917 as they were in
1910; but, assuming this to be the
case, the number of male aliens 21
years of age and over included in the
above total would be approximately
964.000. or about 3.2 per cent of the
total number of male inhabitants of
the United States 21 years of age and
nver. J he distribution of these
aliens, according to country of birth
would be as follows:
The proportion of aliens
male Germans twenty-one years of
age and over is very much smaller
than the corresponding proportions
tor the other countries named, hav
ing been only a little more than 11
per cent in 1910, as against approxi
mately 63 per cent for Austrians, 74
per cent for Hungarians, 82 per cent
for Turks, and nearly 90 per cent for
KING GEORGE AND QUEEN MARY RECEIVE FIRST HOSPITAL UNIT Photograph
shows King George and Queen Mary of England receiving the first regular American hos
pital unit upon their arrival in London. The nurses are seen passing before the monarchs
and being personally greeted by each of them.
--' tifli 1 1 .-msmmilMlliWIiiflm.aW:-:; v - ,
A ROYAIr reception".
THE SODTH SIDE
; for Two" and Charles Chaplin in
I "The Immigrant."
I Friday, Carlysle Blackwell.
! Saturday, Conquest pictures for the
' children in the afternoon.
j Magic City (lomlii.
Ivy tjear club will give a duiuf at
hall June 20.
. . 447.000
Head of German Spy System
Under Arrest at Zurich
Geneva, Switzerland CVia Paris),
Tune 17. Raymond Ruff Swoboda
who was arrested recently by the po
lice in Zurich, has been identified by
the local police as 1 native 01 Hun
gary, whose real name is Gschwidt,
The police declare that his spy sys-
lem on behalf of the central powers
extended not only to France, but to
America. Further arrests in connec
tion with the case are expected.
Raymond Ruff Swohoda was held
for some time by the Paris police in
1915 on suspicion of having caused a
lire on board the French liner La
rourraine. At that time he had an
mcrtcan passport and claimed to be
.'ii American citizen.- Later he admit-
icil 'hiii he was a German reserve of-
S'" ' Tournament Is
Opened in Chicago
i : ,;tr... 111., June 17. After re-
; '!,; fnrnial welcome to the city,
ih." crs from nearly every state in the
tviun last night began the twentieth
:::ii;iir.i tournametn of the North
IniiT-ican Skat league. The prize list
:in vcar totals S10.000. Phy will
'untTuie through next week. The
"et tournament is expected to go to
Milwaukee, although Columbus. Jer
scy City and San Francisco have yt-
Livingstone South Dakota
Pierre, S. D., June 17. (Special. )
I iovernor Norbeck has selected as the
state marketing commissioner Don
Livingstone of Watertown and F. O.
Simonson of Vermillion has been se
lected as assistant.
This office was created at the re
quest of the different farmers' asso
ciations backing the movement.
John Hay of Milbank has been re
appointed on the state board of
Syracuse Farmer Falls Thirty Feet.
Syracuse, Neb., June 17. (Special.)
Henry Kramer, a prominent farmer
residing near this place, met with a
serious accident last evening. He had
just started to put alfalfa into the
barn and the rope operating the hay
fork becoming twisted he climbed to
I he liay door about thirty feet above
the ground. A load of hay coming
up suddenly knocked him from his
position to the ground floor below.
All that saved his life was the fact
that there was a foot of hay on the
floor. He received a badly injured
back and arm, but will recover.
Red Cross Auxilia.y at Syracuse.
Syracuse, Neb., June 17. (Special.)
An auxiliary branch of the Red
Cross was organized here at a mass
meeting last evening with a starting
membership of ninety to which oth
ers are rapidly bein.. added. The meet
ing was addressed by W. S. Cornutt
and C. M. Aldrich of Nebraska City.
The following officers were elected:
Miss Leta Pohlman, president: Miss
Sara Dunn, secretary; E. H. Finigan,
Soldiers' Home Notes
Grand Island, Neb.. Juno 17. Mrs. Theo
lors Kannow, whr. hasbcrn tn the employ
f the homes for the past four years and for
(he laat two -. in charge ot the large
Jnlng room In ihe Convalenccnt hospital,
haa handed In her resignation.
Miss lwn-7 Isnued the pay checks to
!he empires of the home on Thursday for
the montti of May, and that evening there
was a rubh for tho different theaters in
James Mitchell returned yesterday morn
'ng from Omaha, where he went to bid
food-bye to his son, who has enlisted In the
l.urk. who has been visiting with
elativ.'H In Iowa and Missouri, roturned on
?I'U? liy evening.
John Fisher ha returned form a visit In
toward county and the city of Heward.
D. L. Wells returned Thursday evening
(rora the state capital, where ho attended
the semt-centennlal celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lambertson of the
West hospltat left yesterday morning for a
lMr.V.fBV wiul. u.1,1, ,k,l. A u.
jonn aiiitimore leu yeaterday on a vtatt -muse wiinout 3in.
to his children, .Thursday, Marie Doro, in "Castles
iihn.irmn.rt Bnrkintrham Wn.B I k'1
!-ft lor Peru, where lliey will take teach
er's course at the. Stato Normal school.
There will he a hand concert nt Rprlnglalie
park this afternoon at 2 o'rlock under the
supervision of the park hoard.
The psst chief of the Degree of Hnror
.o. 193. will meet with Mr. v.. 11. Koutt,
;1902 South Twenty-fourth street, Tuesday
Committee? All Ready for
the Red Cross
Everett Buckingham, general man
ager of the Stock Yards company,
has appointed the following commit
tees for the Red Cross campaign that
will start Monday and continue for
R. C. Hoxw. H. O. Edwards, M. R.
Murphy and J. O. Spangler from the
G. J. Ingwersen of the commission
J. H. Bulla of the traders.
J. C. French, L. M. Lord and J. F.
Coad of the banks.
J. B. Watkins, VV. B. Cheek, George
Gribble, Father Michael Gluba and
Father George J. Jonaitis of the city.
These committees will solicit funds
from the different lines of business
and industries they represent. Mr.
buckingham was enthusiastic over
the work and said he was confident
the South Side would raise its full
quota of $25,000 without much effort.
He further remarked that the fact
that $100,000 was subscribed in just
tew minutes at the meeting at the
Fontenelle hotel Friday evening was
an indication of how popular the
movement was among the people, and
especially among the South Side po-l
pie, because within a few weeks there
will be about 3,000 boys from the
packing center at the front and he
knew the home folks wanted those
boys carred for, and the Red Cross
was the organization that did this
work. The fact that Mr. Buckingham
has two son ready and willing to
serve the country, makes hini doubly
interested in this great work.
Trouble Over Lot Line.
Upon complaint of William If.
Schram, 1415 Archer street, his neigh
bors, Thomas Dee, Nellie Dee and
Ethel Stahly appeared in police court
Saturday to answer to the charge of
disturbing the peace and encroaching
on property. The trouble arose over
the lot line, ana after a survey naa
been made, it was found that the line
in dispute was just an inch over on
Mr. Dee's side. Much unprintable
language was used in the testimony to
establish the right to an inch of land.
Martin Holbrook Joins Navy.
Martin Holbrook. son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Holbrook, 1914 South
Thirty-sixth street, who has enlisted
in the navy, was entertained by the
Columbus club at a farewell dinner
at Welsch's cafe Thursday evening.
In behalf of the club William Mc-
Cormick presented him a gold fob
and charm. After dinner the gentle
men gathered in their ladies and spent
the evening at Lake Manawa. Mr.
Holbrook is the third member ot the
rlub to respond to the country's call.
George Geyser and Frank Koemer
were the other members who had
Juniors Give Musica.
Tlie Junior Music circle of St.
Agnes' school .rave a piano recital
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The
excellent program was greatly en
joyed by the parents present. Ihe
numerous trios, duets and solos were
rendered with great brilliancy and ac
curacy and the remarkable skill of the
little fingers speaks words of praise
for their ever zealous teacher. Fol
lowing were the pupils taking part:
Catherine Cushlng Helen Dee
Jungmann School Class Party.
A class party in honor of the eighth
grade class of the Jungmann school
was given Friday evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carter, 4824
South Twenty-second street, whose
son, Lloyd is a member of the class.
The rooms were decorated with flow
ers and the class colors, pale blue and
white. Ihe color scheme was car
ried out in the refreshments served.
Those present were:
LulU M. Hlckey
Bertha E. Johnson
Florence V. Butler
Mr. and Mrs. A.
TWO INJURED WHEN
AUTO MNS OVER
Strikes Curb in Attempting to
Avoid Another Machine,
Throwing Occupants to
Mrs. Myrtle V. Miller.
Charles Spencer Chaplin.
The Buckle of South Omaha's
amusement belt as you know is the
Hesse theater and it has some hio- of
ferings this week.
lomOJTOW Klttv Gordon in "Her
I uesday, Lockwood and Allison, in
The Hidden Children."
Wednesday, Blanche Sweet, in
The M. K. club will be entertained at the
home of Mrs. Sipense. Forty-second and N
streets, Wednesdsy afternoon at 1 o'clock.
A luncheon will be served.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of
Miss Mary Craig McClllto. b. daughter of Mr.
ini.l Mrs. Bri)ce Mcculloch, to John Alfred
Xlson on Wednesday June 2a.
Miss Helen Neinecck of Jnugnisnn school
i-ishth A, won a prize on an essay she
wrote In the Women's Christian Temperance
union content, tier nuhjei't w;is, "The Evil
Kl'fects of Tobacco."
The Mlssea Margaret Nolan and Ol.idvs
Ellsworth depart today for a month's trip
through the west. They will visit 8alt Lake
City, the Yellowstone park and Portland,
Edward Carlston arrived home from Chi
cago, where he has been taking a course In
the Chicago university, and Is vlaltlng at
the home of hta mother, Mrs. S. Carlston
5220 South Twentieth street.
George Auebraeh was bound over to the
district court and. his bond placed at $500,
In police court Saturday, for passing worth
less cstecks on M. J. Simon, a grocer, 5302
South Thirteenth street. '
The Bethlehem Presbyterian church Sun
day echool plcnlo will be held at Klmwood
par .Monday. Tho school children will leave
the church. Twenty-first and Q streets, at
9-30 a. m. in a chartered car. A program
of emusements and games has been arranged
the feature being a plcnlo dinner.
Modern Woodmen Gather
At Chicago for Head Camp
Chicago, June 17. (Special Tele
gram.) The van guard of an army
of 100,000 Modern Woodmen of
America, which will lay seige to the
city next week, arrived in Chicago
Saturday for the triennial convention
and head camp of the society.
The seventh session of the Nationa,
Camp Clerks' association, Modern
Woodmen of America, opened at the
Hotel Sherman, as the initial activity
in the five-day conclave, which be
gins Tuesday in the auditorium of the
municipal pier. Four hundred camp
clerks, representing 15.000 subordinate
camps of the Woodmen's organization
assembled to organize the convention
Patriotism was the key note of the
opening session. Following an ad
dress of welcome by City Prosecutor
Harry B. Miller, F. O. Van Geldcr
of Rock Island, 111., editor of the
Modern Woodmen, official organ of
the society, addressed the clerks nn
the value of fraternalism in war time.
Mr. Van Gelder declared the society
which is an insurance organization,
should bear (lie burden of increased
risks due to war causes. He thought
each member should he compelled to
pay losses sustained through the
deaths of Woodmen who enlisted.
The session was presided over by
the president, Frank H. Xorling of
Kansas City, Mo., who was re-elected
to his present office together with W.
T, Copeland, Wanakoneta, O., secre
tary, and C. H. T. Riepcn of Omaha,
At the convention proper, which
opens on Tuesday, more than 1,000,
000 Woodmen from all over the
United States and Canada will be
Claim Illinois Roads
Violate 2-Cent Fare
Springfield. III., June 17. The
Illinois legislature tonight adopted a
resolution directing Attorney General
Brundage to take immediate steps to
punish the railroad companies which
have increased the passenger are in
Illinois to 2.4 cents per mile.
The attorney general said he was
advised the Interstate Commerce
commission had declined to post the
effective date of an order by which
Illinois railroads are permitted to in
crease intrastate passenger rates from
2 cents to 2.4 cents a mile, and de
clared he would proceed against the
roads next week for violation of the
Two persons, a man and a woman,
were dangerously injured and another
man slightly hurt last night when a
motor car turned sharply to avoid
colliding with another machine and
crashed into the curb at Thirty-eighth
and Dodge streets, turning completely
over and throwing its occupants upon
At the Methodist hospital, where
the injured man and woman were
taken, the third occupant of the ma
chine, who is reported to have been
driving the car and who9C name was
given as Ed Arlington, gave the
names of his two companions as Miss
Anna Adams and Ed Gardipel.
The injured persons were attended
by Dr. J. S. Alexander. At an early
hour this morning they had not re
P. r. Petersen. 10 South Thirtv.
eighth street, heard the crash as the
machine struck the curb and re
bounded into the street. He hurried
trom his home and carried the man
and woman onto his lawn. The physi
cian was summoned and the injured
pair were hurried to the hospital.
The woman was badly bruised about
the head and face and it is feared that
a concussion of the brain may have
been suffered. The man was also suf
fering from an ugly bruise on the
head, but there was n& evidence that a
concussion had resulted from the acci
Vrooman Suggests That
Scouts Patrol Gardens
Washington, June 17. Assistant
Secretary Vrooman of the Agriculture
department has written officials of the
Boy Scouts of America suggesting
that the work being done by the
Scouts to aid the gardening campaign
might be rendered even more valuable
by organization of 1 boy patrol to
prevent petty garden thieving.
Last Times Today
Tues MME. PETROVA.
No Mexican Gold Coined
In U. S.; Rumor the Cause
Mexico City, June 17. Rafael Nie
to, acting secretary-of finance, issued
a statement tonight, explaining the
failure to complete the transaction by
which 2,000,000 in Mexican gold bul
lion was to have been coined in the
United States through the medium of
an American banking firm. 1
Senor Nieto said that in view of un
true rumors which were understood
to have been circulated in the United
States that t'le gold came from Ger
man sources, it was deemed better to
terminate the transaction and recall
the inspectors who had been sent to
watch the minting.
When you have a lame back or an
attack of lumbago, dampen a piece of
flannel with Chamberlain's Liniment
and bind it onto your back over the
scat of pain. J. H. Wood, Chicago,
writes, "Some time ago while at
Waukon, la., I suffered a very severe
attack of lumbago and used Chamber
lain s Liniment with excellent re
sults. . ,,.
Last Times Today
"THE LITTLE ORPHAN.'
SESSUE HAYAKAWA :
"The Jaguar's Claws." Z
I "The Neglected Wife." ?
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Do You Believe In Me?
H. M. THOMAS,
'l'll'il mi li gill i:il.;n...;. Iitrii I'
: Omaha High School j
j ALUMNI REUNION
' Happy Hollow Club House j
I MONDAY, JUNEL18th j
CENTRAL SOUTH I
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THOMAS SOON LEAVES
FOR WORKJN MAINE
Former Nebraska Superintend
ent Will Go East First of
July to Assume
(From a Staff Corrfsr-ontlent.)
Lincoln, June 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Dr. A. O. Thomas, who has
been appointed slate superintendent
of public instruction of Maine by
Governor Millikcn, soon will leave
Xchraska for his new home. He is
expected to assume the duties of the
office Julv 1 and will dispose of his
household goods here at once and
move to Ins new location.
The honor of being selected out of
several candidates came to Dr.
1 nomas unsolicited.
The selection was made because of
Dr. i nomas success in rural school
work in Nebraska and his high stand
ing throughout the country as an educator.
Dr. Thomas was born in Mercer
county. Illinois, on a farm, in 18o4,
attended school in Iowa and came to
Nebraska in 1891. He served as princi
pal of schools in St. Paul, Minden and
Kearney. His success led the State
Board of Normal Schools to select
him for the new normal at Keamev.
where he made such a success, not
only as an educator, but as a business
man, that political enemies, fearing
ins power in rue luture, succeeded in
dethroning him. j
The Deonle of Nebraska took tin the
matter and elected him state superin
tendent, but in the Wilson landslide
last fall he went down to defeat, al
though lie ran 40.000 votes ahead of
Hughes and was defeated by only
His family consists of Mrs. Thom
as, a son, Paul, and a daughter, Kath
erine. The daughter is at home, but
the son is engaged in Chautauqua
work. The family will visit in Colo
rado and Wyoming before joining Dr.
Thomas in Maine.
Car of Alfalfa Seed
Condemned by Officials
Lincoln, Neb., June 17. T. L.
Maxon of Buffalo Cap, S. I)., sold by
sample to Ed Magowan at (iibbon,
Neb., a carload of alfalfa seed. The
sample from which this seed was pur
chased was poor and the seed which
was shipped was worse than the sam
ple. The price of this seed was to be
$0. Mr. Magowan refused to accept
the 6ced shipped and it was held on a
siding at Gibbon.
Otto Murschel, the .state food, drug,
dairy and oil commissioner, sent Mi
Louise M. Allen, the state seed ana
lyst, to investigate the case. An
analysis of the official sample showed
that this seed was R8 per cent pure
and only germinated 52 per cent. This
means that seed sold at 10 cents a
pound actually costs ii cents per
Alfalfa seed must be 96 per cent
pure and germinate 80 per cent to be
standard in Nebraska. I he "Maxon
alfalfa seed contained one dodder seed
in approximately each 500 alfalfa
seeds and therefore it could not be
sold in Nebraska.
Mr. Maxon had wired dealers at
Hastings. Lincoln and Omaha in an
endeavor to dispose of this car of
seed, but he was wired from Gibbon
that it would have to be shinned out
of Nebraska, accordingly it was re
turned to Buffalo Gap.
Aero Club to Pay Expenses
Of 20 Lafayette Recruits
New York, June 17. All expenses
of twenty young Americans who will
be sent to France and trained to join
the Lafayette escadrille will be paid
by the Aero Club of America, the
board of governors has announced.
Most of the men who will be selected
have had preliminary training in the
militia of different states.
Denison Will Buy Normal
Denison, la., June 17. (Special.)--
Men and women voted Thursday at
the school election when the 'proposi
tion was submitted of buying for
school purposes the property of the
Denison Normal college. Four hun
dred and eleven votes were cast, of
which 3'U were for and 19 against.
The count of the ballots voted by the
women showed l.i for and none
against, h was voted to huv twenty
acres of ground, large college build
ing and large dormitory for J0,O00.
This adjoins the city plat on the east.
It is the plan to have a junior college,
cutting off two years from the time
needed to graduate from any standard
college of the state.
State Hail Insurance Law
Not in Effect This Year
Lincoln. Neb.. June 17. (Special
Telegram.) No attempt to put the
new state hail insurance law into
use will be made this vcar. The
bill, which passed without'the emer
gency clause, will not become a law
until July 2i, too late to have an ef
fect on this year's crop.
It is also believed that so little
would come in from the insurance
receipts that it would not be possible
to pay expenses of administration.
The author, Representative Ostcrinan
of Central City, is said to be satis
lied to let it pass this year.
To Quarantine Border
Against Pink Boll Worm
Washington, June 17. An appro
priation of $500,000 for a Mexican
border quarantine against the cotton
pink boll worm was asked of congress
by Secretary Houston.
Nowhere else is the air so pure, the
ozone so inoigorating, the. skies so
blue, the sunshine so mellow or the
scenery grander than in Colorado.
Two Weeks there will work wonders for you,
Will rest your nerves and store up energy for
Fishing was never liettcrx-the trails arc in the best condi
tion, more camps and resort hotels have been built since last sea
sonthe rates remain nearly the same. The fare from Omaha to'
Denver or Colorado Springs and return is $20; to Rocky Moun
tain National Park (Estos) $27
Three splendidly equipped daily trains
leave Omaha at 7:45 a. m., 4:20 p. m. and 12;30
I 1 t ajjs..n jii j. i - i i.s i i .. . .
ceguuiuuy luusiraiea - uworaao tor the
Tourist" just reissued, tells how to plan an in-
j expensive Colorado vacation; free upon applica-
L. Beindorff, City Passenger Agent,
1324 Farnam Street, Omaha.
Phone Douglas 4000.
means buying better quality
for the same money
Enjoy the best
4 cups for a cent
Awarded Gold Medal San Francisco, 1915
Grand Prize San Diego. 1916
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