Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 09, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
PART ONE. NEWS SECTION PAGES 1 TO 14. TTVtr Omaha THE WEATHER Cloudy VOL. XLVII NO. 13. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER . 9, 1917. FIVE SECTIONS FORTY- PAGES. SINGLE COPY -FIVE CENTS. WED U EN SEMDSJ1T TO . MEWfE PACK 0 KAISER::-'- IPS? ' QTPIFCIP UNCLE SAM TAKES HAND IN STRIKE OF PACKING HOUSE EMPLOYES IN SOUTH OMAHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Post Telegraphs T. P. Rey nolds, Labor. Member of State Council of ; Defense, That Federal Conciliator Is On His Way Here. Uncle Sam has taken a hand in the strike at the South Side packing houses. T. P. Reynolds, labor member of the Nebraska State Coun cil of Defense, yesterday received a telegram from Assistant Secretary of Labor Louis F. Post, that a government conciliator is on his way to Omaha. Fred Feick is the conciliator to whom the task of settling the local labor strife has been assigned. The Department of Labor came ton the conclusion to take a hand in the strike, after Reynolds had telegraphed to Commissioner of Labor Wilson, J asking that the federal department to investigate. ' Hold Orderly Parade. Headed by T. P. Reynolds of the Central Labor union, carrying a large American flag, 4,000 striking packing house employes, each carrying a flag, marched from the Schlitz hall at Twentieth and Q streets, South Side, west across the Q street viaduct into the packing house district The parade was orderly at all times. Reynolds read a telegram before the parade started in answer to his message to ,Samuel Gompers, head of the ? American Federation of La bor. The message was from Gompers secretary and fetated that he was en route home from Minneapolis and that the message had been turned over to the resident of the Meat . Girl pickets are leading the cam Aaigu for a general strike at the pack ing houses. A meeting of the women mployes was held at the Schlitz hall yesterday, where the sentiment was unanimous in favor of striking. "The " same pay as men" is the slogan that iiai been adopted Dy me women ict ril-ere. " ''."''' i Both men and women in favor of the strike have . established . pickets - Vound ,,; the packing houses. The girls are more active than the men, and far outnumber them in the num ber of pickets. : ' i At the, women's meeting chal . lenge was issued by speakers to man agers of the packing industry to meet with them in joint debate. on the pro posed wage increase. Speakers dealt at length on the profit made. by the owners of packing houses. I Members of the strikers are conn dent that the remaining workers will quit and the plants all will be . forced to close down Monday unless the proposed - . wage intrease is granted. v A meeting of the men followed the parade, and a meeting of cattle butch ers will be held at 8 o'clock tonight. At the meeting now in progress T. P. Reynolds of the Central Labor unuon expects to read answers to telegrams sent to Samuel Gompers and Com- missioner of Labor Wilson. At the night meeting cattle butchers will de cide definitely on- their future actions. More Quit During Day. ' A few more men quit in all of the f packing houses this morning. They - gave as their reasons that they wanted to wait until matters were more settled before coming back to ' work. ' " .-' V. All packers are running all depart- - ments, but with short gangs. Enough men are still working to fulfill gov ernment contracts. i, Hog butchers at the Cudahy plant returned for wonk, but after parleying about an hour returned to their homes with the promise that they would re turn for vork Monday.-They stated '-" that they wanted to wait until hog 1 butchers in the other plants returned GERMANS GIVE UP HOPE OF EARLY PETROGRAO DRIVE German Military Authorities Decide that Lateness of Sea son Forbids Advance On Petrograd. itcners in me omcr pwuu mumtu. n , n..i nJ At the Swift plant more men quit! Garden COUntY BOndS otner. .umciais . J Al.bM I ft 11111 lOuay limit "j . , y stated that in their opinion tbe men were frightened and would be back 'Monday. ! , Girl strikers picketing the Q street viaduct would not let women em. ployed in the Armour plant return to work this morning. One girl who in sisted , on working ha4 her clothes (Continued on Vg Tiro. Column One.) The Weather For Nebraska Partly cloudy. temperatures t Omah Yeeteraay. Hour. Deg. ( a. m 67 Comparative 6 a. m. 7 a. m. Urn. ( a. m. 10 a. m. 11 m. . IS ro. 1 p. m. I p. m. ' I p. n. 4 p. in. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. . T p. m. I4val Record. 117. lilt. 1915. 1914. It . II It 6 , 68 SS 62 65 S 70 9 e .00 .00 .21 T HIhJt-Jreteraas, Lowest yesterday Jtetn temperature Temperature and precipitation departure from tin normal: ..., , Normal temperature Jfl!lency for tha day v Total deflclenry ntnco March 1.. ...... .m Normal precipitation 12 ch Deficiency for the day -.12 fnen tJl rainfall lnce March l....20.02inches r Ceflclenoy .luce March 1. . .... J.W nche. rnl!i.i.. for cor. period. 1910. .tt.Ot lnchea n.r.,i.nnv for cor. period. 1914. ..(ft Inch ; (By Associated Pres.) Despite the ! continued reaeat of the Russians on the Riga front, indi cations are not wanting that the Ger man drive in this region has reached nearly its limits. This 'view is taken by leading Ger man military writers, who point to the lateness of the season as making it improbable that Von'Hinder.burg intends to push "his, campaign further this fall. He will' be content with safeguarding his new acquisitions, the bases of Riga and Duenamuende, they intimate. - The FrancoBelgian front ; is ' wit nessing some local infantry move ments, but forfthe most part the artil lery and. the airmen' are the only branches of the service being actively employed by either side. v . Vienna claims the driving back of the Italians in the Hermada sector, where General Cadorna has been pushing toward Triest. It is asserted that all the 'ground won by him there in the present offensive has been re covered ! and that more than 6,000 prisoners have been taken by the Aus trians up to the present. Shell German Craft. Petrograd, Sept 8. -German war craft again have been sighted in the Gulf of Riga and have been shelled by the Russian coast batteries, the war office announces. Russian torpe do boats discovered a German sub marine and enemy ships, apparently trawlers, in- Irbensk . sound.-. They were forced by the Russian batteries to retire. . . Three Are Injured at Sheridan County Fair Gordon, Neb., Sept. 8. (Special Telegram.) The third day of the Sheridan county fair and wild west carnival was the biggest and best day of all. President Durfeldt reports 6,292 paid admissions, all Indians free. ' It was a day of accidents. Wilson, the high diver, was run into by a wild horse, cracking his skull, and he is now unconscious and is attended by two physicians, who report recov ery doubtful. The Indian rider, John White Face, of Porcupine, was thrown and his arm fractured in two places, while another Indian rider sustained a broken leg. News From Home 'mm Aoi3'q-Tog"oJ- ywV2-52k ' C EXPOSE GERMAN PLOTS ON SHIPS OF ARGENTINA Secretary Lansing Exposes Communications Seized, With out Remark; Akerhielm, Charge d' Affaires, Refuses To Comment; Argentina Learns Manner in Which Teuton Diplomats Plan Destruction of Steamers HEALTH COMMISSIONER TELLS ANXIOUS MOTHERS HOW TO FIGHT UNTILE PARALYSIS State Health Board Begins Campaign to Combat Disease That is Threatening Children in Man Cities; Dr , ' ' I Tenney Prepares Rules to Prevent Spread . j V of Dread Infection. "' " . 4 ' 'For Schol Protested (From a Staff Correspondent) Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 8. (Special.) There is war in the little county of Garden,- School district No. 69 voted bonds ior $250 for a new school house. The sum voted appears very small, but the trouble it has caused assumes much larger proportions, fop when the bonds reached the state auditor for approval W." C. Elrod ap peared with a protest alleging that the election which was held was il legal and that men had voted who had no right to vote and that others did not vote who ought to have voted. The auditor, like King Solo mon, will think the matter over and settle the dispute. . Adler's Death Sentence Commuted by Emperor , Amsterdam, Sept. 8. According to a Vienna press . dispatch, Emperor Charles as commuted to eighteen years penal servitude the death . sen tence of Dr. Friedrich Adler, for the assassination of Premier. Stuergkh at Vienna, last October. May Close U. S. Mails to t Disloyal Citizens Washington, Sept. 8. Closing the maijs to disloyal citizens is under consideration by the Postofhce de partment and the Department of Justice as another step in the gov ernment's campaign to wipe out dis loyalty and sedition. Cleanliness to Combat Infantile Paralysis These are the state health com missioner's instructions' to moth ers to combat infantile paralysis: Keep your children clean. Bathe them freqnently. See that" they keep their hands clean. Be sure each child has its own clean hand kerchief. Keep your house un usually clean. Don't allow a fly in it Keep your garbage buckets clean, and tightly covered. ' Have a general housecleaning. Throw away all useless knick knacks and rubbish, Use soap and water generously, and let. nature kill the germs with sunshine and fresh air. Keep your children away from places where disease exists. Don't let your children play with groups of children. Don't let them attend parties and festivals. Don't take them to movies. Give them all the fresh air you can, but not on crowded streets or trolley .cars. If you have a garden or a farm, keep them out in the open air. Wash your child's mouth and nose frequently (after each feed ing) with boracic acid solution or plain boiled water containing a lit tle salt. Give your child cold boiled water that lias been kept covered whenever he wants a drink. Be careful of diet. Give light, easily digested food. Let your child have plenty of test. Put him to bed early in the evening. Keep the child's bowels in good order. If you notice, symptoms of fever, vomiting, or tiredness, give a dose of castor oil. - Put the child to bed in a room alone, and call doctor. Keep all other ' children away, until your child is well. . Cover all food that is to be eaten. Lonesome. Soldier and . : - Sailors Want Letters Here's your chance girls to do your bit in cheering up the lonesome sol diers and sailors. The following have written The Bee requesting some girl to write to them. Corporal Earl Os borne, Company B, Sixth Missouri infantry, Camp Clark, Nevada, Mo. Three sailors. Fred P. Butcher. Frank K. Erwin and Frank R. Zents, write from Camp Ross, Great Lakes, 111., they are in the engineering corps. t Former Hawaiian Queen , To the Red Cross Washington, Sept. 8. Liliuoka- -kni, former queen of Hawaii, has sent to the American Red Cross through Governor Pinkham a con tribution of 9100. In a letter to the governor she said the contribution would be renewed monthly to the end of the war. . .... (From Staff .Correspondent Lincoln, '.Neb. Sept. 8. (Special Telegrarn.)-State Health Commis sioner Dr. Elmer S. Tenney,' today began a campaign of education to pre vent the spread of infantile paralysis. Instruction to the mothers of Ne braska, telling just what to do to prevent the. dread disease has been prepared. , ' - The report of. fifteen cases of in fantile paralysis in Omaha and of a number of other cases in various tojvns of the state has alarmed the state health Jjoard and every effort is to be made to stamp out the disease before the lives of Nebraska babies have paid the price of delay. ' Dr. Tenney gives this review of the nature o the disease: Carried by Germ. Infantile paralysis is a communi cable disease caused by a minute germ. The disease occurs mostly in young children, but. now and then attacks older persons. ' It is not difficult to recognise typ ical cases of -the disease. Here is a common picture: A child, previously perfectly well, complains of a little stomach trouble or diarrhea. It is feverish, restless and irritable. In the morning '.he mother finds that the child cannot stand or perhaps that it cannot move its arms. Parents should be on the lookout for all cases cf illness in their chil dren. No matter how mild, it is ad visable to seek a doctor's advice. Don't be misled by. patent medicine advertisements. The country is al ready being flooded by announce ments of quacks who want to sell their stuff. None of their medicines are any good. Camphor will not do any good. See a doctor. ' Healthy Children May Carry. The germ of the disease is present in . discharges from the' nose, throat and bowels of those ill with infantile paralysis, eviri in. the cases that do not go on to paralysis. It may also be present in the nose and throat of healthy children from the same family. - ' ' , . Do not let your children play with children who have just been sick or who have or recently have had colds, summer " complaint, etc., For . vhis reason children from a family in which there is a case of infantile paralysis are forbidden to leave their home. If you htar of their doing so, report it at once to the local health officer. Much can be done to reduce the amount of crippling caused by the paralysis. Remember that this re- G. F.GILMORE. HEAD OF CONSERVATIVE, IS DEAD IN MAINE Death Fallows Nervous Break' down Incident to Presiding v ; at National Loan Assd-; : ciation Convention. ' (Continued en Page Two, Column Two.) Wilson's Reply to Pope Also England 's Answer Washington, Sept - 8. Great Britain has advised the United States that President Wilson's re ply to Pope Benedict's peace propo sals is, in effect, Great Britain's re ply, as was indicated recently in statement by Lord Cecil '' ' V:'--:- " George F. Gilmore,' president of the Conservative Savings and Loan as sociation of Omaha, died at, York Harbor, Me. Friday afternoon., The message from, his - son,. Philip, was delayed in some way, and reached Omaha at noon Saturday. The body . t k ' ' " .' mm. GEORGE F. GILMORE. will be brought to Omaha at once. Mr. and Mrs. Gihnore went to York Harbor, a summer resort, to rest up, in July, following the strenuous days of the convention of the United States League of Building and Loan Asso ciationsof which Mr. Gilmore was president. He presided over all of the sessions at the convention, but complained frequently of headaches. During a wek-end spent with friends in a suburb of Boston, his condition appeared to be normal. Has Nervous Breakdown. However, the nervous breakdown which followed when he got to York Harbor was not the first he had suf fered. Over a year ago he suffered a breakdown and was ill for a consid erable Jimei Last spring he broke his arm cranking a car, and it was with difficulty that the arm was saved. All this helped to wear down his strength, and the strain of presiding at the na tional convention in Boston is (Continued on Tmt Two. Column Three).) Fitzsimmons Is Doctor Killed by German Bombs Washington, Sept 8. The death of First Lieutenant William Fitz simmons, medical corps, United States army, killed Thursday, when German aviators bombed hospitals, behind the lines in France, was an nounced in a dispatch received by the War department tonight from the American embassy at London. No mention w is -made of other Americans reported killed in press cables . Lieutenant Fitzsimmons joined the army medical forces at Kansas City, his home, last May. He was just 20 years of age and a graduate of the University of Kansas. Washington, Sept. 8. How Sweden's legation in Argen tina, acting as a secret means of communication between the German charge in Buenos Aires and the Berlin foreign office transmitted information of the sailing of ships and the direct tions by submarines, was revealed today in official dispatched made public by the State department PROOF IS OBTAINED. The following was issued at thd State department: The Department of State has se cured certain telegrams from Count Luxburg, German charge d'affaires at Buenos Aires, to the foreign office at Berlin which, I regret to say, were dispatched from Buenos Aires by the Swedish legation as their own offi cial messages," addressed to the Stockholm foreign office. The German Text. Claims no Knowledge. The action created a sensation, par ticularly among the neutral diplomats. Baron Akerhielm, the Swedish charge, in the absence of advices from his government would not comment fur thef than to say it was improbable that the Swedish minister at Buenos Aires knew of the contents of the dispatches.- Axel Robert Nordvall, of the special Swedish economic mission, rlprtarprl h uia -riIn that P.... . Lowen, 'the Swedish minister to Argentina, had no knowledge of the contents of the dispatches. "Moreover, fL am, sure," said Mr. Nordvall, that no Swede would have been a party to such a heartless pro ceeding. I know Ifcaron Lowenvoy well. He is not in good health and it is possible that he was unaware of the sending of any messages. If the dispatches were in German code, as I x assume they were, even if he knew they were sent, he could not have known thir contnts and may have thought they were harmless business messages." ' "-r , Will Be Recalled.1. Mr. Nordvall was of the opinion that Baron Lowen would be recalled by the Swedish government and said he looked for an explanation and a disavowal of any intention, to com mit an unneutral act. ' What effect the disclosure will have on Argentina's relations with Ger many coulr only be guessed at both by State department officials and by Ambassador Naor.. The ambassador already has transmitted the messages, to his government and until instruc tions are received he will not com ment on the incident nor speculate regarding the action that his govern ment may take. That he was astound ed at the revelations was evident. It was suggested by some diplo-, mats that Germany might have little difficulty in arranging its relations with Argentina so as to cause the South American country Jio maintain its neutral attitude. It was pointed out that having entered into an agree ment with Argentina recently not to sink any more Argentine ships and tov pay for damage already inflicted, Ger many, was in a position to explain that it had not accepted the sugges tion of its agent in Buenos Aires and that after all there could be no diplo matic conflict if he were removed Argentine's Way Out That Argentina at least will de mand the removal of the offending German was , assumed both at the Stale department and by diplomats, and it was pointed out that Germany probably would grasp at such an op portunity to close an incident which, left to grow, might easily add one more nation to her list of enemies. Argentina's evident desire in past months not to enter the war or even to break relations with Germany has caused the belief here that she will look with certain favor upon any practicable way out of tbe new diffi culty. ' . ''.' - WATTLES NAMES COMMITTEE TO HANDLE FOODS Executive Committee of Ne braska State Food Adminis tration Has Been Selected and Has Accepted. s The executive committee of the Ne braska state food administration has just been appointed by G. W. Wattles, state food administrator. The com mittee was carefully chosen in or der that heads might be selected from the' important state-wide organiza tions having toJdo in any way with the production and distribution; of food products. r . The committee will "hold its" first meeting at 11 o'clock Tuesday in the directors room of the United Statts National bank. Mr. Wattles will at that time outline the work to be done. Every one named on the committee has been communicated with and has accepted his place, i : Following is the personnel of .the executive committee and the organi zation represented: ; . . J. A.' Ollisj Ord,- president State Fair association. Otto Murschet, Lincoln, depuly pure food commissioner. C. W. Pugsley, Lincoln, superin tendent agricultural extension, Uni versity of Nebraska. Dan Morris, Kearney, president Ne braska State Bankers' association. , W. H. Clemmons, Lincoln, state su perintendent of public instruction. t George C Coupland, Elgin, vice chairman State Council of Defense. Frank Judson, Omaha, director Ne braska Red Cross. Clark Perkins, Aurora, president Nebraska Press association. Cliff Crooks, Fairbury, president State Federation of Retailers. Mrs. J. N. Paul, St Paul, president Nebraska Federation ; of Women's Clubs. ' J. W. Steinhart, Nebraska City, president State Association of Com mercial Clubs. C. H. Gustafson, Omaha, president Farmers' Union of Nebraska. T. T. Osterman, Blair, president Nebraska Association of Postmasters. Samuel Avery, Lincoln, chancellor University of Nebraska, v; . O. G. Smith, Kearney, president Nebraska Farmers' congress. T. P. Reynolds, Omaha, president Nebraska State Federation of Labor. Miss Sarka B, Hrbkova, Lincoln, state chairman woman s committee, National Council of Defense. Miss Alice Loomis, director of home economics at the University of Nebraska, has been named as director of home economics for the state food administration. Poles Want Place in Final Peace Council Stockholm, Sept. 8. Delegates from Poland, including representa tives of the Russian ana of the War saw council, are meeting here to discuss ways and means of obtain ing for Poland as a sovereign na tion the right to be represented at the conference which will conclude peace. Total Receipts for ' ' Tag Day Were $5,582 A total of $5,582.16 as the prdceeds from tag day Wednesday, is reported by the Visiting Nurse association. . 8 Months In 1917 Comparative Advertising Recorc Warfield Agency Measurement The Bee Leads In Gains Paid Display Advertising in Inches Bee World-Herald I- News 1916 193,731" 241,706 . 189,660 1917 215,390 232,671 200,884 The Bee's Gain. . . ..... .... .21,659 inches World-Herald's Loss . . . . . . . . 9,035 inches News' Gain . . . . . . . ... .11,229 inches Keep Your Eye On The Bee ' Improving Every Day. .