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VOL. XLVII NO. 3.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1917 FOURTY-TWO PAGES SIX SECTIONS.
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fIRST U. S. ABMY SAFE W
Brazil mm m war on Germany
ILL OF FIRST
ni lui i iuii m
SAFE IN PORT
ear Admiral Gleaves Cables
Mews of Arrival of Ameri
cans in France to Sec
' retary Daniels.
Th various units of the Amer-
an expeditionary force having
lached France safely, the censor
released dispatches filed dur-
the week descriptive of the arri
ve of the ditierent, contingents.
previoLS word has been re
ved with the exception of one
patch on Wednesday announcing
L. -U a mmn.vA ... . 1..J Aim
barked and gone to camp.
iri, Wednesday, June. 27. (De-
a Dy censor.) me nrst expe
nary unit of American troops in
itnand of Major General William
tiibert arrived'safely at a French
lear Admiral Gleaves has cabled
retary of the Navy Daniels saying
expedition has arrived sateiy.
iNot a Man Lost or Injured.
Iiris, ' June 30. Major General
thing, the American commander
lis return to his headquarters to-
lifter a quick trip to the port ot
lie landing of the first Amercian
nas been a coniDlete success,
I remarkable transfer of a large
across the ocean one of the
I operations we have ever un
len not a man or an animal
1st or injured and there was not
lie case of serious sickness
Ig but a few unimportant cases
Imps. The men landed in slendid
f, with . keen, confident and
le physicial appearance of our
Is truly inspiring. They are all
Ziusky young fellows, with the
ff of energy, good health and
leal vigor which will make them
Iriit alongside any troops.
Iiey are exceptionally well camp
lud cared for,' with substantial
lien barracks, good beds, good
and the best sanitary arrange-
Its. 1 1 hey are located on higli
lind.'For all of this we are deeply
itcj to tnc rrencn co-operation
members ot my start.
Fen u ns Arrives From Pans.
; :'di Seaport. Thursday, tun
'(Delayed by tensor.) General
shin-, the Arherican commander;
era r t I I e i I c I . I cuicsciiiiitK
encli general headquarters, and a
lall staff arrived here early this
iliorniirs irom rans. t puurniu idHi
and the early hour kept all but a few
hundred enthusiastic townspeople at
home,- but those who were on hand
welcomed the general warmly.
General rcrshmg will center witn
General this morning. He
will then visit Rear Admiral Gleaves
Landing of First Contingent.
A Port in France, Tuesday, June
ner. fnrtav. were greeted invtullv bv
trict. . . 1
The transports, whose expected ar
rival had not been previously an
nounced publicly, came streaming into
the harbor in a long line at an early
hour. The news that the Americans
were arriving spread with amazing
rapidity and by the time the troop
ships drew alongside the quays thou
sands of persons were on hand to
greet them. "
A wild welcome was shrieked by
whistles of craft in the harbor and
cries of "Vive France!' and "Vive Les
Etats Unis" seemed to come from
every throat in the crowd. Mean
while the bands on the warships were
playing "The Star Spangled Banner"
and the "Marseillaise" as the Ameri
can colers were hoisted to their staffs.
(Continued on rage Two, Column One.)
Betrayer of Myrtle Alden
. To Jail in Council Bluffs
Frank McCarthy, charged under
the Mann act with taking Myrtle Al
len of rapilhon irom Council Blurts
o Kansas City, had a hearing in Kan
as City before United States Com
missioner strnuiu. xic was ymtcu un
der S4.SUU bond and returned to jail.
He will be brought to Council Bluffs
i await trial.
Looks Into Cattle Death
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, June 30. (Special.)
State Veternarian Anderson called to
Palisade this morning to investigate
the death of five head of cattle, which
Jir' this week under suspicious cir
cumstances. All the Features and
All the News at
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South Dakota Saloons
Wind Up Their Business
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 30.
Saloons here did a bumper business
today preparatory to closing to
night, when the state-wide prohibi
tion law became effective. . Several
saloons closed their doora early to
day, having exhausted their stock
and most drinks were selling at a
FORT CROOK TO BE
Commissioner Manley of the
Omaha Commercial Club
Gives Inkling of War
"We feel certain that Fort Crook is
being seriously considered by the
War department for an important
military purpose," said Commissioner
Robert H. Manley of the Commer
cial club on his return yesterday
from Washington, where he spent
several days as a m.-mber of the
Omaha delegation that sought to
snatch the Des Moines cantonment
camp for Omaha.
"Even if we did not get the canton
ment camp," he continued, "the com
mittee was busy every hour of the
day, and some days eighteen hours.
and we feel that we have accom
plished something and that we will
be well repaid for the trip.
"We feel certain now that Omaha
is going to get large bodies of troops
at Fort Crook; and possibly at other
nearby places. We are satisfied that
Omaha will eventually quarter and
asi.c man icKiuicms uuring ine mo
bilization of the mighty armies that
will be sent to Europe."
Mr. Manley left Washington
Thursday night. Charley Saunders
and F. H. Davis stayed, over Friday.
Protests by Senator Hitchcock," Con
gressman Dan Stevens and Congress
man C. O. Lobeck have gone to the
War department with regard to the
location of the cantonment'eamp at
Des Moines, in spite of what Oma
hans considered Omaha's superior ad
vantages from a military standpoint.
To Investigate Finding.
It has beer) requested of the de
partment that Colonel Morgan's find
ing for Des Moines over Omaha be
investigated and that the facts be
made public regarding on what par
ticular features Des Moines won as
a military point.
Up to the time Mr. Manley left
Washington Secretary of War Baker
had not definitely stated that the in
vestigation would be made.
Third Assistant Secretary of State
Long assured Commissioner Manley
that either the Russian or the Bel
gian war commission now in America
would pay a visit to Omaha. He
could not say definitely which one,
and he was quite sure that he could
not send both to Omaha', as the invi
tations from American cities are so
numerous that he is trying to dis
tribute the commissions around and
give all the principal cities in the
country a chance to meet some of
Four Per Cent Increase
For the Eastern Railroads
Washington, June 30. Railway of
ficials estimate today that eastern rail
roads will receive an increase of about
4 per cent in gross revenues, or $75,
000,900 a year through the decision
of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion suspending the proposed IS per
cent freight rate raise, but granting
some increase in class rates.
Western lines, by being permitted
to make increases on coal, will prob
ably realize an increase of less than
1 per cent on gross receipts.
Southern lines, by the ruling per
mitting rail and water carriers to
bring rates to the level of the all-rail
eastern prices, will share slightly in
the eastern roads' relief, as such ports
as Norfolk and Savannah will be in
cluded. Miss Lula A. Robertson
Weds Earl W. Gossard
Harvard, Neb., June 30. (Special
Telegram.) At 8:30 this morning at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Robertson, this city, their daugh
ter, Lula A., was married to Earl W.
Gessard, chief clerk at Council Bluffs
topsal terminal. Dr. Farmer of Hast
ings college performed the ceremony
in presence of immediate members of
the families. After the wedding break
fast the bride and groom left via the
Burlington for Council Bluffs, where
a furnished home awaits them. The
bride was given a luncheon and pre
suptial shower Friday afternoon by
Mesdames C. E. Eller and R. H. Til
lotson at the home of the former.
Few Contagious Diseases
- In'Omaha During Month
Omaha was unusually free of con
tagious and infectious diseases during
June. Only two cases of cerebro
spinal meningitis were reported. No
typhoid fever cases were reported
during the month.
Reports from Minneapolis indicate
these were twenty-one deaths of
twenty-eight cases of ccrebro-spinal
meningitis in one month and 152
cases of smallpox during the same ! station as captain when his suspen
nionth. j sion period shall have expired
MRS. TARRY ASKS
AND NEW DECREE
Former Wife of Omaha Physi
cian Petitions Court to Set
Aside Divorce Granted
Three Years Ago. :
Attorneys for Mrs. Bessie Tarry,
divorced wife of Dr. E. R. Tarry, filed
a petition yesterday in district court
asking the court to set aside the di
vorce decree granted -her November
il, tor alleged cruelty. At that
time, the petition alleges, she was
given alimony of 110,000.
In place of the old decree Mrs.
Tarry petitions the court to cive her
$40,000 alimony on the ground that
her former husband testified falsely
as to his income and wealth. She
alleges that Dr. Tarry has an income
of $15,000 a year and is worth $125,
000. Dr. Tarry is a well-known special
ist and has been a resident of Omaha
for many years. He has been promi
nent in Club circles. For years he
has had offices in the Bee building.
She further alleges in her petition
that during her married life, her hus
band induced her to use "harmful
drugs" and that she formed a habit
which greatly weakened her will power
so that she was unable to overcome
At the time the decree was granted,
she alleges, she was not in good
health and was led into believing that
her husband had less property than
he really owned.
In order to deceive and fcheat her,
she alleges, "he falsely and fraudu
lently transferred some of his prop
erty in other persons names."
brie aks that the court restrain her
former husband from transfering or
selling any of his stock or bonds until
after the hearing.
She has retained Attorneys Sutton,
McKenzic. Cox and Harris.
Big Range Is Shown
, In Condition of Crops
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., June 30. (Special.)
The first cuttinfi of alfalfa accord
ing to a bulletin issued by the state
board bf agriculture ran all the way
from three-fourths of a ton in some
counties, to as high as three tons in
Oats are showing a percentage on
condition of from 78 to 100 per cent,
corn from 78 to 100, potatoes from 80
tu 100. Spring wheat shows a wide
range, the lowest report being 40 per
cent, while a few counties report 100
per cent. Winter wheat shows ev..i
a greater range, Butler county show
ing only 2 per cent, white Scotts
Bluff reports100 per cent.- Scotts
Bluff reports 100 per cent on all
Johnny Dunn to Be Acting
Captain of Detectives
Detective John Dunn, brother of
Chief of Police Dunn, will be acting
chief of detectives during the absence
of Captain Maloney until October 1.
Superintendent Kugel will recom
mend to the city council that Captain
Malonev be detailed to the South Side
Wife of the President
Signs Economy Pledge
Washington, June . 30. Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson signed the
woman's pledge to assist th food
administration, by practicing econ
omy in the home and assisting In
conserving the food supply for a
successful conduct of the war.
STOP TO MEETING
'i OF VILLISCA MEN
. . i
Gathering Called by Detective
to Push Investigation of Ax
Murders Halted by Court
Red- Oak, la., June 30.(SpeciaJ
Telegram.)-Detective J. N. Wilker
son, arrested here this morning and
taken to Corning by Sheriff Simpson
of Adams county, on a chrage of con
spiracy, returned to Red Oak after
giving bail and arrived, here at 3
o'clock as a mass meeting, which he
had announced for this afternoon was
being opened by Joe Stillinger,
father of the two girls, who were
murdered with the Joe Moore familv
at Villisca in 1912. -
Immediately after Wilkerson ap
peared on the stage at the meeting
and began to talk, Sheriff R. A. Dunn
walked onto the stage and served an
injunction on him restraining him
from speaking and he retired after
thanking the audience for attending
the meeting. Speeches were made by
several Wilkerson supporters and
$700 was subscribed to continue the
investigation 'if the ax murders.
Detective Wilkerson was arrested
this morning by Sheriff Simpson of
Adams county on a charge of con
spiracy and lalo-n to Corning.
Judge A. L. Sutton of Omaha, one
of the attorneys for Rev. Lynn
George J. Kellrv. who is. in the Har-,
rison county i ail charged with the
viuisca ax rmirflcr, arrived here at
12 o'clock today.
Large numbe rs of Villisca citizens
and from other parts of Montgomery
..county came in automobiles.
Mean tmnera.tura. .
. .00 .00 ,2H .22
i racipltatlon departures
March 1 .Sift
i 16 Inrh
'' iTCh 1... .15.20 Iru'heh
1 51 Irifli"
I" -M, 1916. 4.73 nchH
r oil. 1916.. 2.59 Ini'brH
1 i.LHlt, MeteorolotfUt.
from the normal:
xcmb lor the dn
Total deficiency tu
Defirleriry for I he
Total rainfall slnr.
F.xfcM since Marci.
Deficiency for r.or.
Deficiency for cor,
Jfor Nehranjt.il l' ir.
Temprtiirwi nl Omalut Yitrdiiy.
VJp m J '0 a. m , 9
j l? " !?"."!""" 2
i i S p. m..!liil!.' II
jw 4 p. m , 100
gl a p. m ioo
p. m.,., flu
- 7 p. m.
Coniparall" iwnl Rvrord.
1917. 1916. 101 R. 1914.
. mo 92 U 72
.. 72 . 61 64
,. S2 70 6N
STATES PUT ON
BONE DRY LIST
Reed Amendment Prohibiting
Liquor Shipments Went
Into Effect , at Mid-
1 , night. , .
. (Rr Aaaoclated PreM.)
Washington, June 30. Twenty
three states will be bone dry after
midnight tonight, the effective hour
of the Reed amendment prohibiting
shipment of liquor into any territory
where its manufacture or sale is pro.
hibited. Eleven other states are par
tially affected by the legislation,
which has been hailed by temperance
advocates as the greatest single step
toward abolition of liquor traffic in
the nation's history.
, The law bars from prohibition
areas, whether states or smaller cor
porations, all mail matter containing
advertisements or solicitations for or
ders for intoxicants, a provision de
signed to aid in entorcing the anti
shipment feature by suppressing the
activities of mail order houses in dry
Justice and PostofTice deDartment
officials have made extensive prepara
tions for enforcement of the statute.
Ethyl alcohol is regarded by the fed
eral government as an intoxicating li
quor within the meaning of the act,
but methyl, wood and denatured al
cohols are not so regarded.
No Ruling on Patent Medicines.
No ruling has been made regarding
the status of patent medicines con
taining alcohol and that question may
be among the first to be passed on by
the courts 'under the legislation.
The language of the anti-shipment
section is very comprehensive, impos
ing a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment
for six months, or both, on any per
son who shall "order, purchase or
cause intoxicating liquors to be trans
ported in interstate commerce except
for scientific, sacramental, medieinal
or mechanical, purposes into any state
or territory the laws of which state
or territory prohibit the manufacture
or sale therein of intoxicating liquors
tor beverage purposes.
The same penalties are prescribed
for violators of the anti-advertising
section. For a second offense in
cither case the penalty is made one
States Wholly Affected.
Following are the slate wholly af
fected by the act:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colo
rado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas,
Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, North
Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Rhode Island, South Caro
lina, South Difkota.- Tennessee, Ver
mont, Virginia, Washington and West
Those partially affected are:
California, Connecticut, Delaware,
Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New Hampshire, New
York, Ohio and Texas,
The following are affected at fu
Alaska, Januarv I, 1918; Indiana,
April .1. 1918; Michigan, April 30,
1918; Montana. December 31. 1918.
and Utah, August I, 1917.
Crow High Butte Is Made
New National Reservation
Washington, June 30. President
Wilson by proclamation has created
the Verendrye National Monument
reservation near Sanith, N. D. It
Is named after the French explorer,
whose party were th efirst white
men to enter North Dakota. The
reservation comprises 253 acres and
surrounds a lofty eminence locally
known as the Crow High Butte.
AS MAJOR IN NEW
Omatia Manufacturer Commis
sioned to Serve in Battalion
Selected for Early Serv
ice at the Front. ,
Paul Skiimer, president of the
Skinner Macaroni company, the larg
est concern of its kind in the United,
States, yesterday was appointed major
of the Omaha battalion of the "Dandy
New Sixth" Nebraska regimeiit.
His selection as one of the com-
MAJOR FAUI, SKINNER.. .
manding officers to lead Nebraska
troops came as a great surprise to Mr.
Skinner. At 10 o'clock in the morning
a group of business men, headed By
Mayor Dahlman, called at his office
and proffered him the military of
Mr. Skinner at once called a meet
ing of the board of directors, who
flrorprl him to aeeent th Tinnnr
At 2 o'clock he notified members
of the delegation of his acceptance,
Mr. Skinner is 32 years old. He
came to Omaha seven years ago and
purchased an interest in the Nebraska
macaroni faclory. Since then his rise
has been phenomenal. At present he
is the head of the largest macaroni
concern in the country.
ine selection ot Mr. bkmner was
the result of several conferences by
members of the committee. Omaha
business men wanted a, man of exec
utive ability and experience to lead
Omaha young men at the front. After
carefully considering a number of per
sons it finally was decided that Mr.
Skinner had the necessary require
Mr. Skinner has had military exoe
rience. He attended a military school
for several vears and while on the
Pacific coast some t'mc ago was a
member of a national guard organi
Following are members of organi
zations who called uoon Mr. Skin
ner urging him to accept the commis
sion: . ..
Mayor Dahlman, preresenting the
city; Gould Dietz, Business Men s as
sociation; Frank Judson, Red Cross;
J. J. Boucher, Bar association; Frank
Builda, Ad club; J. W. McHugh,
patriotic organizations; J. W. Welsh,
Rotary club, and Assistant Adjutant
General W. E. Steele, representing
the state. In addition were C. Brome.
uswt a-, scaling, rranK wnipper-
. T IT 17 1. i ' i
man ana r. Kistn, recently selected
captains of the battalion, who will
serve undej Mr. skinner.
Few Nebraskans Are
(From a Btaft Correapondant.)
Lincoln, June 30. (Special.) Out
of a total registration of 118,307 on
June 5, for the selective draft, in Ne
braska, 7,392 men asked for exemp
tion from military Juty outside of de
Thoje asking for no exemption
whatever, amounted to 46,c4l. Cards
indicating dependent relatives num
bered 50,810, but this does not mean
that exemption was asked. It was
simply a statement that the man reg
istering had a family depending upon
him for support.
Of the above number 1,434 were
colored men, 747 showing dependent
families, 63 asked for exemption and
606 asked no exemption,
White men holding office either
judicial, executive or legislative, were
124, while under this head there were
no coierca men.
PART IN WAR
Navy of South America's Larg
est Republic Joins U. S. War
ships in Hunt for Sea
Washington, June 30. Brazil's
navy has begun co-operating with the
American fleet in South American
waters in limiting down German sea
raiders and watching for German
Sending of a Special diplomatic
mission to Brazil to, arrange for
greater co-ordinatiom of 'forces and
the closest possible co-operation of
the two governments is under con
Without formal declaration of war,
Brazil thus practically has joined the
United States against Germany.
Whether Brazil will supplement its
action by a formal declaration of war
is regarded as doubtful because
the government at Rio de Janeiro is
inclined to regard its action rather
as delrnsive than aggressive.
Brazil's seizure of the war bound
German ships had added to its mcr
chant marine more than 150,000 tons
which with that already at its dis
posal will, it is believed, contribute
materially to the solution of the prob-.
lem of getting supplies to the allies.
Brazil's navy is the largest of the
South American group and in connec
tion with the American fleet com.
manded by Admiral Coperton, it is
believed the work of keening the
south Atlantic clear of enemy craft
will be greatly facilitated.
A plan for safeguarding ships car
rying foodstuffs to Europe already
has been put into effect. - r
Dundee, June 30. "We have driven
the great army-of Germany under
ground," said Premier Lloyd George
in, a speech here today. "When a
great army is driven to these tactics
it is; the beginning of the end; it
means that we are'DOundinrr a sense
l of inferiority, into every pore of the
ucrmsn unwary rnina. '
"it is good for the war, is even
better for. after the war. As long as
the Prussians have an idea of super
iority in their minds, Europe will not
be a decent place for people to live
in peace. It will be easier after this."
The Prussians," said Mr. Lloyd
George, "have many virtues, ' but a
sense of humility has never been
among them." , - '
The premier added that the Prus
sian is now being taught the virtue
of humility with a fierce and relentless
Mr. Lloyd George said that if neces
sary ine government would resort to
tne exchequer m order that the price
f bre?d 6h?u!? b? rilhin the com
pass of the bulk of the people.
High Water Conditions
; Prevail Over the State
(From a Staff Corrtapondent.)
Lincoln, June 30. (Specials
State Engineer George Johnson has
returned from an examination of
water conditions along the rivers of
the state and reports them as in about
the same condition regarding high
water as a week ago.
Crop conditions are good. From
Yankton down through northeast Ne
braska corn was looking fine tnd
generally free from weeds. In most
of the fields, Mr. Johnson said, the
stand was first class.,
More Omaha Men Pass
For Ambulance Corps
The following are the names of the
men who passed the physical exami
nation for the Red Cross Ambulance
Ned Atchison, Isreal H. Brown,
Robert G. Harper, Harold L. Hart,
raul Hansen, U iv. rlarral, Richard a.
Jones, A. A. Huth, A. P. Smith, W. J.
Sisson, jr., L. J. Boyle, Raymond
Soaf, V. J. Schmittroth, W. L. Lee,
H. W. Alexander, F. S. Jones, L. E. '
Davis, J. P. Westerfield, E. B. Nor-
jti t n r t iri.
Taken to Jail for His
Failure to Register
" Vito Antonio Quogliato, arrested
in Plattsmouth for failure to regis
ter Ul hrmilrht t(t Omaha hv nn.
u. n .... -i
uty United States Marshal Quinley.
He stated he did not register because
it was too wet on registration day. -He
offered to enlisf, but after Dep
uty Marshal Quinley had taken him
to the registration place he declined
to go any farther in serving Uncle
Sam than registering. He was taken
back to the county jail.
and All the Comic
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