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    TiiE Omaha Daily Bee
THE WEATHER"
Showers
VOL. XLvlJ. NO. 8.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1917 TWELVE PAGES.
SI.T'.ut?.' SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENTIAL SEE NOW BUZZING
IN NEBRASKA SENATOR'S BONNET
MORE OMAHA
MEN LEAVE TO
PULL FOR CAMP
Second Committee Goes to Chi
. cago to Urge Transfer of
Cantonment Site'Trom
Des Moines Here.
A supplementary committer of
eight men left Omaha at 6:30 Tues
day night, to urge General Barry to
transfer the Cantonment camp from
Des Moines to Omaha.
After Secretary of War Baker
referred "the matter to Geenral Barry
for final decision the Omaia commit
tee left Washington immediately for
Chicago, where they will be joined
by the new committee. , .
The second committee is composed
of Harry A. Tukey, Victor Rose
water. Gould Diclz, Howard Baldrigc,
Harvey A'eu'branch. G. W. Holdrege,
T. L'. Byrne, and John L. Kennedy.
An additional committee consist
ing of eight men, which will join
forces with the Omaha representa
tion now in Washington, will leave
Omaha tonight to urge General Barry
at Chicago to transfer the cantonment
camp from Des Moines'"to Omaha.
The second committee will be
Gould Dictz, George Brandeis. Gur
don W. Wattles. Howard Baldrige;
G. W. Holdrege, S. E. Calvin, T. C.
Byrne and John L. Kennedy. Thej
arc determined to place before Gen
eral Barry such a strong protest
over the selection of Des Moines as
the site for the Thirteenth district
that results will be forthcoming
within a short time.
Said To Favor Omaha.
General Barry, who has charge of
the Central army division, 'recently
made a trip to Des Moines to in
spect Tort Dodge site and it is felt
that his mind is open for the Omaha
men. The second committee, com
bined w ith the representation now at
Washington, will make total of
fourteen of Omaha's leading business
and professional men who will call on
'.General Barry, who has been author-Ueti-by
the secretary of war to make
the transfer if lie deemjs it neces
sary. The encouragement received from
Omaha's representatives in Washing
ton, who are fighting to have the
cantonment camp transferred from
Des Moines to Fort Crook, has made
i marked impression on men of
Omaha who are interested in seeing
tiie site brought to this city.
Await General's Request.
The jeport of General Barry of
Chicago, who mai
de a thorough in- yrtile. Fear of prosecution under the
p Dodge Monday.TShernian iaw prevents the operators
Mu'Ction ofl CaniD
will be awaited with intense interest
here." The general would make no
announcement at De"s- Moines, pre
' ferring to wait until he has returned
to Chicago. 1
Should the Thirteenth Cantonment
district be transferred to Omaha, it
will mean one of the biggest achieve
ments of recent years. More than
42,0000 soldiers would be concentrated
at Fort Crook and given elementary
instruction in the business of war.
Contracts would be given to Omaha
concerns, which would run into mil
lions of dollars.
Railway facilities of Omaha are
uncqualed and this has been one of
the 'most serious drawbacks for the
Jowa capital. Six cross country lines
enter Omaha and two lines through
Fort Crook. .
Three More Unions Called
Out in Butte Mine District
Butte, Mont., June 26. Following
the walkout of the, machinists, boiler
makers and blacksmiths at the Black
Rock mine here today,' in sympathy
with the electricians' strike, a com
mittee of the metal trades council or
dered out blacksmith:, machinists and
boilermakers who are employed at all
the mines in the Butte district.
The Weather
For Nebraska Partly cloudy, with show
ers. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. JJeff.
. in. .
3 p.
4 p. m. .
6 p. m..
e p. m
7 p. m
8 p. m
Comparative Loral KcordY"
1317. 191. llll. 1914.
Highest yeatr!ay... 71 75 8S 96
Lowst 3'eaterday.... (IS fi A8 78
Mean tamperfttura . ; 48 vh 77 87
Precipitation M .00 - .00 .00
Temparatur and; precipitation departure!
from the normal: '
Normal temperature 74
Deficiency tor the day 6
Total alnca March 1 , 220
Normal precipitation 17 Inch
Excesa for the day 37 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. . .IMS lnchea
Excess since March A 83 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916.. 4.10 lnchea
Deficiency for cor. period, IBIS. , 2.4S lnchea
Reports from Station at 1 P. M.
tatlon and 8tata Temp. Hlfh-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est.
Cheyenne, part cloudy. 73 74
Davenport, cloudy .... 82 84
Denver, clear . 82 84
Dea Moines, cloudy.... 78 82
,-DdRa City, clear 90 94
lender, part cloudy... 78 83
Rain
fall. .00
.00
T Indicate trace of pTeclpltatlon.
h. A. WKLSH, Meteorologist,
v I & a. m tin
. Vlr- yf V a. m 7
(LW 7 .........
8 a. m 07
feSAJk 10 a. in. 67
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EXTEND CONTROL
TO STEEL, IRON
AND PETROLEUM
Senate Subcommittee on Agri
culture Votes to Greatly
Widen Scope of Pend
ing Food Measure.
Washington, June 26. Extension of
government control to iron and steel
and their products, petroleum and its
products, farm implements and sisal,
jute and henii. products, such as bind
ing twine, was decided upon today
as an amendment to the administra
tion food control bill by a senate agri
culture subcommittee. '
Other amendments agreed to by
the subcommittee, which will remove
much opposition to the legislation,
provide that the bill shall not appl. to
farmers, gardeners and stock raisers'
products raised upon their own land
and shall not give the food adminis
trator, power to 'impose individuals'
rations or regulate their meals. The
committee deferred action upon the
prphibition section.
Dealer Predicts Shortage.
C M. Moderwell, a Chicago dealer,
predicted a serious coal shortage at
the head of the great lakes unless ac
tion is taken. He believed fixing of
an arbitrary price now was undesir-
agreeing among tnemseives 10 oring
down the price, he declared.
Chairman Newlands expressed the
opinion that the attorney general
would not construe the Sherman law
in that way.
"I s think if the attorney general
would tell us that the law would not
be used against us, we could bring
down' the price of coal very quickly,"
Mr. Moderwell replied. He added
that the coal situation was in part
caused by the fact that the mines
operate only eight hours a day while
a majority of industries are in opera
tion twenty-four hours a day. Ca
pacity of the mines is about 40 per
cent more than present production
but he doubted if they would be able
to reach maximum production for
lack of railroad transportation.
Admits. Raising Prices,
"What is the average increase in
the price of coal to the consumer?"
asked Senator Pomerene.
"It has been very large," he re
plied. "I would say that it has been
75 to 100 per cent, but that is only an
estimate."
"How do you justify the increase?"
"Coal operators are just as human
as anybody else and they have taken
advantage of the conditions and the,
people."
"Y" Members Who Enlist to ,
Receive Free Annual Cards
Every member of the Omaha
Young Men's Christian association
who joins the national colors will re
ceive his annual membership card,
good all oyer ,hc world, free of charge
during the war. The donation of the
cards to soldiers means a gift of about
$1,500 by1 the local association. Over
125 members of the association have
so far joined different branches of
Uncle Sam's service.
Ralph Yeoman, local membership
secretary, is anxious to hear from
every "Y" man who has allowed his
card to run out since enlistment in
order that a new membership may be
given.
King Ak's Minions Fill
Speaker's Pockets With Ice
Dan Whitney found his pockets full
of ice while he was bumping along
South Sixteenth street in his flivver
Monday afternoon. As it was a hot
day, he marveled at how the ice might
have come there. Then he remember
ed that he had just been-attending an
Ak-Sar-Ben hustling committee din
ner at the Hotel Castle .Inquiry
brought forth the information that
while he was on the floor, all red in
the face with one of his heated
speeches, the boys had emptied all
the ice from the tumblers into his
pockets by way of cooling the argument
2515 Leavenworth St.
819 North 40th St.
RED CROSS FUND
MILLIONS OVER
FIRST MARK SET
Subscriptions Reach $104,
000,000 at Noon and Were
Still Coming In at a
Lively Rate.
Washington, June 26.-rhe Red
Cross "humanity dollars" campaign
passed its mark today with a total of
$104,000,000 tabulated atioon and re
turns, still coming in. The Red Cross
war council predicted a total of $110,-!
000.000 by .nightfall.
Several hundred thousand volunteer
workers participated yi the intensive
canvass, which was unique in Ameri
can history. Only three weeks be
fore had plans for a nation-wide drive
been formulated by the new Red
Cross couireil. -To organize the coun
try on such short notice was a tre
mendous task, but it was accom
plished mainly by enlistment of
trained campaign managers of .the
Young Men's Christian associanon
.'.nd chambers of commerce to assist
the 1,500 Red Cross local chapters.
' Leaders in Campaign.
Harvey J. Hill, a Red Cross worker,
directed the campaign from Washing
ton and Charles S. Ward from New
York.
CHarles Dietrich, secretary of the
Brooklyn Young Men's Christian as
sociation, with the assistance of Ly
man Pierce, Young Men's Christian
association secretary at San Fran
cisco, directed work in the west and
Daniel A. Reed of Flint, Mich., super
vised the campaign in midwestern
states.
The middle Atlantic division was
the first to report an oversubscrip
tion of its $17,000,000 apportionment.
Reports early today showed an excess
of about $500,000.
Meanwhile Red Cross officials will
try to formulate plans for the most
efficient expenditure of the millions,
large portions of which already are
sought by humanitarian interests in
France, Russia, Roljmauia and other
European . war-stricken countries, as
well as here iit America.
Just as the campaign closed last
night, the first artuaf money reached
the Red Cross treasury by aerial mes
senger. ' Miss Katherine Stinson, a
young air woman, descending upon
the capital at the end of a two-day
flying trip from Buffalo, Albany, New
York and Philadelphia, carried to
Secretary McAdoo, treasurer of the
Red Cross, money and pledges gath
ered from cities she visited.
Motorcycle Rider Injured
In Clash With Automobile.
F. L. Lott, 519 South Nineteenth
street, received a slight cut on the
left foot and minor body injuries as
the result of being knocked from his
motoitycle near Eighteenth and I,aird
streets by an automobile driven by
Dr. C. W. Pollard.
Dr. Pollard was on his wav home
when the accident occurred. Just as
he turned the corner at Eighteenth
street he colliderl with Mr. Lott.
After rendering first aid. Dr. Pollard
took the injured man to Wise Memo
rial hospital.
Edgar Howard Shudders at the
Thought of Being
"l do not want to be governor of
Nebraska," said Lieutenant Governor
Edgar Howard, when discussing the
possibility that Governor Neville
might resign and go to the froi.it in
command of some Nebraska regi
ment. "No, I do not want to be governor.
I shudder at the thought."
Arthur Mullen, Omaha democrat,
credited with being something of a
boss in state politics, denied that
he has been "wearing a haunted look,"
as he was accused of doing, since
announcement that Neville might re
sign. He declares (the prospect is
not worrying him.
Other democrats have suggested
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bILLT SUNUAT
ALMOST STAYS
HEREFOR A DAY
Noted Evangelist and "Ma"
Sunday Enroute to Hood
River Farm, Meet Boys
Traveling in Auto.
"I notice that the smoke is not com
ing out of the stacks of the brew
eries, was the hrst exclamation of
Rev. "Billy" Sunday as he swung
down off the platform of one of the
sleepers on Northwestern-Llnion Pa
cific No. 17 as it pulled into the Union
Station yesterday. The next instant
he was shaking hands with the mem
bers of the Omaha parly who had
gatered to greet him.
Before "Billy", Sunday got. through
shaking hands He commenced to ask,
"Have any of you seen (Billy and
Paul?" NobodyJiad seen them.
Billy and Paul are two of the young
sons of Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Sunday
and instead of coming through from
Winona Lake on the train they had
started in an automobile and had,
stalled in the mud over in western
Iowa.
Unloads His Baggage.
Concluding that the bovs had not
reached the city, "Billy" Sunday hus
tled back into the sleeper and com-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Two.)
British and German Airmen
- In Battle Over Flanders
London, June 26. Three British
naval airplanes fought a battle with
ten German machines over Flanders
n Monday.
' fight say
An official account of
says one and probably three
of the Germans were driven down.
All the British airmen returned
safely.
The announcement follows:
."In the course of a patrol on Mon
day three naval airplanes encountered
and engaged ten enemy machines in
the vicinity of Roulers. They fought
for sixteen minutes and brought down
one enemy in flames. It is believed
two others were driven down out of
control, but clouds interrupted the
view. Our machines returned safely."
State's Governo
that if the democrats of the stripe
at present in power in the state are
afraid of Edgar Howard as governor,
and if Howard shudders at the
thought of being governor, then the
thing to do is to get the lieutenant
governor to resign first. It has
been suggested that this would solve
the problem at once, since then Ne
ville could lesign, leaving the presi
dent pro tcr.i of the senate to step
into the executive chair.
The president pro tern happens to
be John Mattes, jr., and since he is
of the particular stripe to the lik
ing of the crowd seeking to hold Ne
ville in his place, all would be lovely
and the political sea clear of peri
scopes. ,
BUILDING TRADES
LEAGUE FIGHTS
NEW ARMY CAMP
Secretary Lawsoj) Wires War
Department Head in Opposi
tion to Cantonment;
Strike Ended.
Millsjneu went back to work this
morning 'ill a number of Omaha plan
ing mills, after their union voted at a
meeting Monday night that their men
might take jobs wherever .15 cents per
hour is being paid. Thirty-live cents
an hour is what they struck for. Some
of the mills had been paying that be
fore the strike; other had not. It is
said most of the mills are paying that
figure now.
Eighty boiler makers, returned fo
work Monday in the plants of the C.
G. Johnson company, and the Drake-Williams-Mount
company. They ac
cepted at 55 cents a,i hour, which, the
employers say, is what they were of
fered when they struck. They had
been getting 45 cents and demanded
blYi.
Building trades workers have not
returned to work in any appreciable
numbers.
Knock Army Camp.
As a desperate drive in the local
labor war the unions have made it
known that if they can't win their
strike, they don't want Omaha to have
the army cantonment.
By order of the strike captains here
from Chicago, the Building Trades'
Protective league this morning tele
graphed Secretary of War Baker and
Samuel Gompers to urge that the can
tonment camp not he located at
Omaha on account of labor troubles.
The telegram was signed by Gus
Lawson, secretary of the Building
Trades Protective association, and
was as follows:
Wires to" Washington.
"The Building Trader league qf
Omaha, Neb., has instructed me to ill
form you that inasmuch as the Busi
ness Men's association has locked out
the building trade workers, has re
fused to confer with the union reprc-j
sentatives and has rcluscd govern
ment and state mediation to adjust
the labor difficulty, that we protest
against selecting Omaha or vicinity
as a site for a cantonment camp un
less the Business Men's association
will agree to adjust the labor situa
tion, affecting 4,000 members."
Omaha Will Get Branch
Bank of Federal Reserve
(From a Staff. Correapondent.)
Washington, June 26. (Special Tel
gram.) Secretary McArbo gave as
surances to members of the Nebraska
delegation, while at the capitol today,
that a branch of the Kansas City Fed
eral Reserve bank would be located
at Omaha to take care of the Ne
braska and Wyoming territory.
Water Board Wants
More Money for Hydrants
The Metropolitan Water board re
quested the city council to include iy
the next general tax levy an amount
of $164,570, subject to a limitation
of not to exceed 3 mills on the as
sessed valuation. This is the pay for
2,732 hydrants at $60 each and fifty
nine 'intermediate hydrants at $10
each. -
HOSTJAMSCOURT
ROOM. BUT LABOR
CASE ISSET OVER
Hearing of Motion to Dissolve
Injunction Against Mediation
Board to Be Held Today
Before Judge Leslie.
Heating of the motion to dissolve
Attorney General Reed's injunction
against the State Board of Mediation
and Investigation, set for yesterday
afternoon before Judge Lestie, sitting
in equity court, was postponed until
10 o'clock this morning at request
of Arthur Mullen, who came into the
case at the last minute at the request
of Governor Neville and two of the
mediators. '
Attorney Mullen asked the court to
set the hearing over to enable him
to look up certain points of law.
Attorney General Reed agreed to
the delay.
Will Mean Delay.
Postponement of the motion to dis
solve the attorney general's injunction
against the State Board of Mediation
and Investigation, which discontinued
its hearings on the Omaha strike s't
uation pending the decision of the
court, will mean delay in hearing the
original injunction, when the state
stepped in an effort to end the strike.
Hearing on the strike injunction
was set for 2 o'clock tomorrow after
noon, but Judge Leslie ruled that
it would have to go over until the
motion to dissolve was disposed of.
Long before Judge Leslie got to
the court house after the lunch hour
his court room was jammed to the
doors with a crowd, composed large
ly of laboring men.
Agitator Makes Speech.
A roughly-dressed man startled
lawyers and court room spectators,
who were waiting for the judge to go
upon the bench, by crowding his way
to the front of the jam and making
an I. W. W. speech.
He was denouncing in loud tones
the "workings of capital against
labor," when spectators quieted him.
-Jerry-Howard, well known . labor
leader, spruttg another surprise by
leaping to his feet and reading "an
open letter to Attorney General
Reed."
The crowd became so large that
Judge Leslie, when he arrived, or
dered the case transferred to the big
criminal court room on the fourth
floor of the court house.
Court Room Crowded. I
This big chamber was packed to the
doors when a postponement was
agreed upon. t
Batteries of attorneys will face
each other this morning.
Assisting Attorney Mullen are An
son Bigelow and three other law
yers, i
D. M. Vinsonhaler and Norris
Brown are associated with the attor
ney general in the fight on the mo
tion to dissolve the injuction against
the mediation board.
A letter by Jerry Howard, typically
Howardesque in construction, was
greeted with applause when read in
the court room yesterday. It was
directed to Attorney General Reed
whom he called the "great enjoiner."
Omaha's Gift to the Red v
.Cross Totals $251,252.49
The headquarters of the Red Cross
at the Hotel Fontenelle have been
permanently closed. All future con
tributions and payments made on
pledge cards will be made direct to
A. 1.. Reed, treasurer, at his office in
the Brandeis Theater building.
The final report o( the auditor
showed that a total of $251,
252.4') 'was subscribed, of which $46.
906.58 was cash and $204,345.91 in
pledges, one-fourth payable every
thirty days, beginning July I.
The total number of subscribers
was 7,561. Of this number seventeen
citiiius and firms gave-$5,000 each;
four gave $2,500; three gave $2,000;
thirty-six. $1,000; thirty-three, $500;
263 gave $100 to $400 each, and the
remainder in amounts less than $100.
Tfce entire amount was contributed
by citizens of Omaha and Douglas
county. One hundred and twelve dol
lars was received from friends out
side of the city, but this amount is
not included in the above total.
Cannon Salutes Are
Suspended During War
Washington, June 26. Suspension
during the war of all cannon salutes
to visiting dignitaries at army posts,
fortifications or encampments was or
dered today by the War department.
Athletic contests, except interclass
meets, have been suspended at West
Point for the calendar year to permit
greater concentration of effort by the
student body in preparing themselves
for commissions in the army in less
than the ordinary four-year course.
Total Casualties from
Raid On London 857
London, June, 26. Official figures
of the casualties in the London air
raid of June 13 were announced yes
terday. Subsequent deaths and the
discovery of more bodies in 'the de
bris have brought the number of
dead to ninety-one men, twenty-four
women and forty-two children. The
injured number 220 men, 110 women
and 100 children. Total dead and in
jured number 587. ;
HITCHCOCK HAS
FRIENDS BLOW
BUBBLE FOR HIM
Nebraska's Weathen Vane Sen
ator Comes to, Town to
Launch Boom; Grooms Ne
ville as His Successor. '
"Hitchcock for president 1" This Is
a bubble which World-Herald em
ployes have been quietly trying to
blow into wholesome proportions
since Senator Hitchcock paid a short
visit to Omaha five or six weeks ago.
The senator made this visit to
Omaha while congress was in session,
and by many it is considered signifi
cent that he should have had urgent
business in Omaha when congress
was busy with war budgets, and that
the Hitchcock presidential boom be
gan to work quietly immediately
thereafter.
A prominent employe of
Hitchcock's paper is quoted
of Senator
as say-,
"They simply can t beat tne senator
for the democratic nomination for
the presidency. Look at him. He was
in the public eye as chairman of the
foreign relations committee on the
war resolution, when Senator Stone
as chairman refused to serve and
lead the fight. That puts him in the.
limelight as the leader in the senate
fighting the big battle of the president
in crisis." , , . ,
Rattles in Chicago.
Omahans in Chicsgo recently heard
of the Hitchcock bubble among the
Roger Sullivan democrats there,
These fellows, it Is said, like drown
ing men, are clutching at the Hitch
cock straw as a possible means of
getting even with Bryan for the many
torpedoes he has put beneath then
boats in the in the past.V
William H. Dech, populist' war
horse of Saunders county, almost
swore when he first heard of the
Hitchcock bubble. Dech was for
Hitchcock- for the senate, and is 110W '
understood to be among those peeved
because so large a crop of the federal
appointments which depended upon
senatorial patronage did not come as
thev had been planned or promised.
"It would be the crime of crimes
to run him for president," roared
Dech when he was discussing the sub
ject. But I hope he will be a candi
date so th.at his own state may have
the opportunity of showing him up."
Defeat Is Foretold.
Dech is understood to have told
Harvey Newbranch of the World
Heralj that Hichcock would not get
one vote in Ithaca precinct for presi
dent for every hree he got for the
senate.
Already the friends of the move
ment have slated the successor to
Hitchcock in the United States senate.
This is to be Governor Keith Neville.
The Hitchcock crowd is said to be
grooming Neville for a second term (
for governor and at the same time
getting him toned up for a race for
the senate after that.
This plan also furishes one more ex
planation why this crowd is so anx
ious to keep Neville out of .the
trenches, and keep him at home to
carry out the Hitchcock presidentisl
nomination ptan.
Omaha Maa at Training
Camp is Seriously Injured
W. S. McEachron of Omaha, now
attending the Fort Snelling officers
reserve training camp; washit by in
automobile and seriously injured
Saturday night at Minneapolis.
He was found in the street by a
patrolman, apparently stupefied. At
first physicians were of the opinion
that lie had been drugged, but later
investigation revealed that he had
been struck by an automobile. When
found his hat was gone and uniform
badly torn. He did not regain con
sciousness for more ' than twelve
hours afterward.
W. S. McEachron was an exam
iner of abstracts here and lived at
3120 BurtNtrect. '
While Talking About It
Four Sundays in June
Paid Advertising in The Bee
(W.rfleld Ai.ncy MnturaneiiU)
First in Totals
First in Gains
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HERE'S THE 1917 SCORE:
Sunday, June 3... 3,190 Ins.
Sunday, June 10. . .4,2 56 H Ins.
Sunday, June 17.. .2,618 Ins. "
Sunday, June 24. . .3,01414 Ins. .
Total 13,079 Ins.
SAME DAYS IN JUNE, 1916:
First Sunday 2,426 Ins.
Second Sunday 2,497 Ins. ,
Third Sunday. . . ... . .2,472 Ins. h
Fourth Sunday 1,970 Ins.
Total ......9,365 Ins.
I s GAIN 3,714 H INCHES.
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