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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1917)
BEFORE U.S. SENATE
Baron Monchenr Tells Legis
lators of Conditions in Coun
try and Thanks America
Washington, June 22. The Belgian
mission was received today in the
senate chamber with a great demon
stration. An address by Baron Mon
rheur, head of the mission, expressing
Belgium's gratitude for America's aid
and sympathy was punctuated with
frequent applause. Afterward all sen
ators were introduced to members of
Baron Moncheur addressed the sen
aie as follows:
"You all know the unspeakable
evils which have befallen my unfor
tunate country the unprovoked in
vasion accompanied by a deliberate
system of terror, the burning of many
of our thriving cities, and innumerable
villages, tne massacre 01 tnousanas 01
our peaceful citizens, the pillage and
devastation of our country.
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foreign domination, enormous war
contributions exacted from all the
nine provinces of Belgium, the seizure
of the raw material of industry and
even the theft of our machinery so
that now the silence of death reigns
in our industrial centers which before
had been the most active in"Europe."
"You also know, gentlemen, the
way in which this regime of oppres
sion has been carried out 80,000 Bel
gians condemned in the space of one
year, to various penalties, for having
displeased the invader.
Deportations Worst of All.
"You have learned also of the de
portation of our workmen into Ger
manya crime the horrors of which,
according to the opinion of one of
your countrymen, should cause more
indignation throughout the entire
world than all the previous outrages
against the sacred principles of jus
tice and of humanity.
"But Belgium, even in the midst of
the terrible misfortunes which have
been brought upon it by its fidelity
to treaties and by respect for its
plighted word, does not regret its de
cision and there is not a single Bel-
gian worthy of the name who does not
now, as on the first day of the war,
approve the judgment of our govern
ment that it is' better to die, if need
be, rather than to live without honor.
Like Patrick Henry, all Belgians say:
'Give me liberty or give me death.'
"This sentiment will be- shared by
all the citizens of the great Amer
ican nation, who responded with such
enthusiasm and with such unanimity
to the noble words of your president
when in terms which held the world
spell-buund he proclaimed the impre
scriptible right of justice over force.
Courage Strengthened by Sympathy.
"The courage of my fellow country
men lias heen strengthened also by
the sympathy for our misfortunes,
which has been manifested through
out yutir great land, American ini
tiative has bestowed most generous
help upon our starving people and in
oti'cring from this tribune the expres
sion of gratitude of every Belgian
heart. I wish also to render special
homage to that admirable organiza
tion, the, commission for relief in Bel
gium, which has done so much to save
our people from starvation,
"Yes, gentlemen, the ympathy of
America gives us new courage, tnd,
while King Albert, who since the
fateful day when our territory was
violated, has remained steadfastly at
the front, continues the struggle with
indomitable energy at the head of
our army entrenched upon the last
strip ot our soil that remains to us,
while the queen, that worthy com
panion uf a great sovereign, expends
her unceasing efforts to comfort and
relieve the victims of battle, exciting
enthusiasm by her contempt for the
danger to which she exposes herself
day by day.
"On the other side of the enemy's
line of steel stand the Belgian people,
bowed with the yoke, but never con
quered, maintaining unshaken patrio
tism in spite of the seditions of the
enemy as well as in spite of his iron
rule the Belgian population, a martyr
whose courage is upheld by our great
Cardinal Mercier silently in the sacred
union of all parties the final hour of
"That hour, gentlemen, will. T am
convinced, be materially hastened by
the powerful aid of the United States
and the time approaches when Bel
gium, restored to full and complete
independence both politically and
economically will be able to thank in
a fitting manner all those who have
aided her to emerge from the dark
ness of the tomb into the glorious
light of a new life."
Omaha Drill Team Second
In Woodmen Drill Contest
Chicago. June 21. Five thousand
Modern Woodmen of America, uni
formed in many colors, made a bril
liant spectacle in the annua! review
and parade here today, in connection
with the order's convention. Rock
Island, III., carried away the team
honors in the senior division and also
in the junior division. The awards by
the executive council included:
Senior Division: '
Camp 120, Omaha, Neb. 97.05
Camp. 2.266; Lincoln. Xcb. 94.5
Camp 171. Council Bluffs, la. 87.06
The parade concluded the convention.
Archbishop Harty Attends Picnic of Sacred Heart
Parish at Riverview to Delight of Parishioners
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Th archbishop was accompanied to the (rounds by Fath.r Harrington, Piv-CT'.f" W lXfwia, Vli JV. & jk
Father Joaniti. and Dr. Zepf. Father Judge and hU assistant.. Father. m'ijLr J?l( MJSJW f ffl
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NEWS PRINT MAKERS
i Unfair Methods Alleged in For
j mat Complaint Filed With
I Trade Commission by
Frank P. Walsh.
exporters of this city, has retired
from the firm of Gill 4 Fisher to be
come an aid to Herbert C. Hoover,
the government food commissioner,
His services are to be given to the
government without pay.
Mr. Jackson, a former president of
the chamber of commerce here, is
regarded as the leading authority on
export grain in the east.
! Washington, June 11. l'nnal
. charges of unfair methods of compe
! tion against print paper nianufaetur
' ers, frankly designed to force the fed
eral liadc commission to some action
ugaiust them, were tiled with the coin
i mission today by Frank 1 Walsh.
who formerly was chairman of the
federal industrial relations commis
sion. He asks the commission to con
duct a public hearing.
Individuals and corporations named
in Mr. Walsh's complaint include K.
W. Backus. George 11. Mead, I1. T.
Dodge, Alexander S i ly t li , George
Chahoon, jr.; the Minnesota & On
tario Tower company, the Spanish
River 1'ulp and Taper Mills, Ltd.;
the International Taper company, the
Abitbi Tower and Taper company,
Ltd., and others not designated.
The story of how news of Archbishop
Harty's appointment to the see of
Omaha came to him, was told for
the first time Thursday at the an
nual picnic of the Sacred Heart par
ish, which was held at Riverview
park. More than 1,800 people were in
The archbishop told the assembled
crowd the first news did not come to
him throigh the ordinary channel,
discipline niav be hard at first for
young men accustomed to the maxi
mum ot freedom, hut when they get
used to i'. they really like it. There
arc about 11,000 of them there in
Young Welsh was with the I hicago
Great Western railroad at Omaha
before he enlisted.
Rear Admiral Potter
Dies in Washington
Whitehall. N. Y., June 22. Rear
Admiral William Totter. United
States navy, retired, died suddenly at
his home here today from apoplexy.
He was 07 years old and was placed
on the retired list in May, 1912.
which is by a papal bull, but by wav
of a congatulatory cablegra from
Father P. J. Judge, pastor of the Sa
cred Heart church. He said that he
was out upon a mission to the Igor
rotes, a semi-civilized tribe of the isl
ands, who reside three days' journey
from Manila. The cablegram came to
him at Manila, but learning of the
archbishop's whereabouts, a native
messenger took to horse and made
As soon as he had read the con
gratulations from Father Judge, the
archbishop hastened back to Manila,
and found that in the meantime con
firmation had come from Rome.
The archbishop's presence at the
picnic was the fulfillment of a promise
made by him at a reception given
him by the parishioners a year ago.
He remained at the picnic all after
noon. He was accompanied to the grounds
by Father Harrington. Father Joaui
tis and Dr. Zepf. Father Judge and
his assistants, Fathers Carmody and
Buerger, were in charge of the pic
nic and every one in attendance pro
nounced it a big success.
George H. Jackson Will
Become Aid to Hoover
Baltimore, Md June 22. George
H. Jackson, one of the largest gram
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Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results.
Omaha Man Visits Son at
Engineers' Training Camp
John Welsh, United States locomo
tive and boiler inspector, has returned
from a three weeks' business trip, in
the course A which he visited his son,
E. R. Welsh, who is a member of ortc
of the engineer regiments mobilized
in Chicago preparatory to work in
"The boys are stationed on the mu
nicipal pier," said Mr. Welsh, "and
they ire getting regular military train
ing. None of them know at all when
they are going to France. When
they do get there they will be used
largely in reorganizing the transpor
tation facilities, operating trains,
building new lines and so orr.
"It is certainly a good thing for
the boys. Being under strict military
Did the Boy Scout
Miss Your Home?
Here's Your Chance to Give Anyway
Whether You Live in Omaha or Not
The Boy Scouts and the patriotic women of Omaha have en
deavored to call at every house for Red Cross pledges.
But they didn't get to every home. The task was too great
If you were missed, do one of two things:
1. Call the Boy Scout Headquarters, Douglas 8171,
and a boy will be sent to get your pledges.
2. Fill in, clip and mail the coupon to Boy Scout Head
quarters, Patterson Block, Omaha.
All Nebraska Can Give
We will welcome Red Cross pledges by mail.
Just clip the coupon and send it in. You'll get an official Red
Cross receipt when you pay.
Your Duty Is Plain
You stay at home another goes to fight in your defense.
Another sleeps in a muddy trench you in a warm, snug bed.
You awake to the peaceful morning sunrise another to the
roar of a bursting shell.
Another speeds to the firing line in a lurching truck you ride
leisurely to your work.
You pursue a peaceful task another is dodging death from
bomb and shrapnel.
Another rides back to the hospital mangled and bleeding
you return home to your family.
You have been spared the firing line won't you give to those
Big Men Have Given Freely
Many of the big-hearted, sympathetic, patriotic men of Omaha
have gladly given their time and their energy all week to Red
These big, broad-gauged men have been organizing the cam
paign, writing advertisements, soliciting funds and doing other
If these men gave not only their time, but their money, you,
too, should give something.
The Boy Scouts those patriotic, brave little men have
worked valiantly, but they couldn't get all. The splendid women
of the city have also done their part. What will you do?
All Must Contribute
Everyone should contribute according to his means as his
heart prompts to give.
If you have not contributed, send in attached coupon today
FILL OUT AND MAIL ME TO "RED CROSS, FONTENELLE, OMAHA.'
For the purpose of providing for the relief work of the American Red Cross
to be administered by the War Council appointed by the President of the
United States, and in consideration of the subscriptions of others, I promise to
pay to the American Red Cross War Fund, William G. McAdoo, Treasurer.
ilVhu out .mount on tljoft lln.l
payable as follows; one-fourth July 1, 1917; one-fourth August 1, 1917; one
fourth September 1, 1917; the balance October 1, 1917, or as follows:
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