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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 9, 1917.
CHEERED IN LONDON
GrapMffDescription in "The
Thunderer" of Warm Eecep
tion Accorded "Sammies"
in British Capital
(From The London Times.)
Yesterday morning Londoners had
one of their few chances to cheer and
wax enthusiastic since the war began.
American troops marched through the
streets behind the flag of the great
From 8:30 the troops marched from
Waterloo to the Wellington barracks.
At the railway station there were
hundreds of British soldiers going on
leave and a few score coming back
from France. It ws there that the
Americans got their first noisy wel
come. The Tommies cheered in Brit
' ish fashion, and the Americans, stand
ing easy, responded with the sort of
cheer that one hears from the big
league crowds when the White Sox
have "put it over" the Giants. Every
nation cheers in its own way, but in
the cheers of both nations at Water
loo there was the same enthusiasm.
At Wellington barracks Colonel
Lassiter, the military attache of the
American embassy, was present to
welcome the units as they arrived.
With him were Lord Derby, Lieuten
ant General Sir Francis Lloyd, and a
number of officers of the Guards'
brigade. There was a tremendous
crowd here from 9 o'clock onwards,
and the railings of the parade ground
were packed with people eager to
make the men from the United States
feel at home, and incidentally to beg
a souvenir or two from their, in the
shape of a button or a badge. At
11:30 the troops left the barracks to
the tune of "The Boston Tea Party,"
surely a strange air to be played be
fore troops in the streets of London,
ut still a most appropriate one.
The Men Themselves.
The men were admired all along the
route. They were a remarkably uni
form lot, and their physique was
splendid. All of them are volunteers,
and most of them are men who have
been working with their hands in the
west on railway constructional works,
and they are necessarily as rt as an
open-air rigorous life can make them.
They marched with a free step, much
like the Colonial troops. They never
seemed to tire or grow slack. And it
was a tiring march, even thoUgh it
was not a long one, for the streets
were hot, and the men were up very
early in the morning to entrain for
the city. . . -
The Americans wear the 'hat that
has been made familiar to us by the
New Zealand forces a felt hat with
a straight brim and pinched crown.
Each unit of the American ; army
wears a different cord round the
crown, with two tassels hanging on
the brim In front The men carried
waterproof capes slung in their 'belts
behind. Instead of puttees they wore
canvas leggings laced in front These
are particularly useful for every class
of service. On the Mexican border
they were found to be, cool and com
fortable. In France they,, will be
every bit as useful, for they do not
collect as much mud at puttees, and
are easily washed. : ' "
Many Have Seen Service. .
' The sergeants, many of them with
medal ribbons telling of their service
in Mexico, the Philippines, or China,
ail wore automatic pistols hung
handily on the right hip. Their chev
rons denoting rank are reversed and
the "Vs" of the stripes point upwards.
There was at least one man from the
New York police in the non-commissioned
ranks, and perhaps a patrol
man or two from Chicago.
In the watching crowd one was
often struck with the frequent com
ment on the physical appearance of
the American troops. They went
along with shoulders squared and
their eyes to the front There was no
talking in the march, and each man
kept the alignment of his four splen
didly. When, as often happened, the
column paused on the route, the men
marked time with -a precision that
would have pleased even , a Guards
sergeant-major, There ' was one
noticeable thing about their appear
ance, and that was the lack of mus
taches. Very few of them that had
mustaches, and fewer stiU had beards.
Saluting "Old Glory."
At the head of each battalion was
carried the Stars and Stripes, and it
can safely be said the "Old Glory"
has never had such a rousing recep
tion in the streets of London before.
As each colour party passed it was
saluted by every man, among the
watching crowds. Civilians doffed
their hats, and soldiers saluted rigidly.
Oftett, too, it was the signal for three
cheers. ' -There
were many individual 'ex
amples of enthusiasm, and they were
not missed by tbe marching men. : In
the Green park, when the men halted,
one of them called to the other, "Say,
did you get the little 'bell-hop look
ing through the grating in Pell Mell
street? The one that was hollerin'
'Are we downhearted?"' They had
- all noticed him, and his little tribute
was appreciated. As a matter of fact
it was the page-boy .of, the Automo
bile club, who had squeezed his head
through the grille above the front
door and so addressed the crowd be
neath and received a rousing answer,
Once in the crowd there came a
weird sound that caused all heads to
turn in wonder. The American files
knew it and although they could not
respond, they smiled as they looked
straight to their front, for it was the
college yell of Harvard. Yale followed
in lesser voice, and ended witn a
horse wheete. Many of the men in
the ranks were engineering graduates,
and many of them were athletes. More
than one private carrying his rifle in
vesterdav'a narade lias stood at the
diamond and hit balls that made the
out field scatter to the four corners
of the ground. ,
' Some Real Athletes.
Many of them have pitched balls
fast enough and curly enough to
make the best batsman resume his
seat after a bare few seconds with
never a base sained. Some of them
are runners, who have breasted the
taoe for Pennsylvania. Princeton,
Yale and Harvard. They are all in a
bigger game now, where the pace is
faster and the stake greater.
.The ancestors of many,of these men
foutrht in the civil war and it is cer
tain that the traditions of Gettysburg,
Haroer's Femr and the Hagerstown
'Pike will be jealously guarded. There
wilt be many families in the United
States in a few years who will be
able to point to war records covering
The column swung east the Nelson
monument, along Pall-mall, and up in
to Piccadilly, where the crowd was
not so dense. Then they marched to
the American embassy, where they
passed the ambassador and Mrs. Page.
As each company marched past tne
men came to the salute, and the move.
ment was acknowledged by Mr. Page
Canadians at the Maple Leaf club
cheered hard and continuously as the
procession swung tas the em
At Buckingham Palace.
Perhaps the crowd was thickest and
most enthusiastic round Buckingham
palace, where the king, queen Alex
andra. Lord French and Lieutenant
General Sir Francis Lloyd stood at
the saluting base in front of the
massed bands of the Guards' brigade.
As the salute was given by each com
pany in turn the king acknowledged
it, and the crowd burst into prolonged
cheering. One band played "The
Long, Long Iran, and the crowd
took up the refrain in great voice,
helping the strains of the brass with
a fine volume of sound. When the
Stars and Stripes came past the king
and all the military officers at the sa
luting point paid the proper compli
When most of the troops had gone
by a motor car drove into the cleared
space in front of the palace, and the
prince himself stepped out amidst
cheers, and walked briskly across to
the king, and stood beside him, until
the guard of honor had been in"
in the Green park the Americans
were given a light luncheon at open-
air tables, and many of their country
men mixed with them and stayed to
talk of their homes.
The Canadians were especially fra
ternal in their greetings for many of
them had friends in both forces, and
after all it is not a far cry from Medi
cine Hat to Missouri or from Montreal
The whole procession was an ex
cellent argument in favor of our hav
ing more of the same sort of thing.
Why should not we see our own men
from Canada, Australia, New Zealand
and South Africa march through the
streets? Yesterday's enthusiasm was
sufficient warranty that the London
public needs a spectacle like this every
little while, and it would be a pretty
compliment if it could be arranged.
When the bands passed the cheering
grew louder than ever, aid the pipers
of the Irish Guards, in brick-colored
kilt, and with Irish pipes, the stocks
decked with emerald ribbons, received
a particularly hearty reception. The
bands of the Guards, in full strength,
were distributed along the column,
and they played every appropriate air
their bandmaster could think of. The
opinion of the average man in the
crowd was that it was a good show;
and it was a pity that we did not have
Seventh German War Loan
I 8 About to Be Launched
Copenhagen, Sept 8. The sev
enth German war loan, which the
capture by the Germans of Rigs is
expected to aid materially, will be
open for subscriptions September
19. The loan will be of the same
character as the sixth war loan, with
5 per cent bonds issued at 93, and
,yt per cent treasury certificates
carrying a bonus for which the
' holders will have a chance to get
from 110 to 120 when they are
drawn for redemption.
Omaha Underwriters Open ,
Fall Season With" Dinner
The Life Underwriters' association
of Omanu started its monthly meet
ings for the season last evening with
a rousing dinner at the . University
club when G. W. Noble was toast
master and in charge of the program.
be insurance men have inaugurated
the plan of putting a different mem
ber of the association in charge of
The speakers last evening were
Victor Rosewater, Luther Drake,
Walter W. Head and Frank Odell.
Singing by Mr. Hobbs of the Home
Casualty company was enjoyed by all
present - -.
14 ew members elected were frame
Arndt. W.. A. Sells. A. G. Becker.
H. B. Gengnazel and George Gilles
pie. ,.,' ,-. ,"'- :.; '
Delegates chosen to go to the meet
ing of the national association at New
Orleans were G. W. Noble, B. R.
lotts. B. M. Meyer. W. A. Smith
and C A. Eyre.
The underwriters have prepared a
neat pamphlet of letters from the
leading bankers of the city, stating
their views on life insurance.
World Tour of Bluffs Boys
Rudely Ended by Police
Mose Williams, age 11 years. 1028
Avenue B, Council Bluffs, and Cleave
Pender of 405 South Eleventh street,
10 vears old. started out at 5 o clock
yesterday afternoon to see' the world.
They headed west towards Omaha in
bare feet and overalls, with Mose
totin his sister s dilapidated carpet
After wandering about the big city
fnr while thev decided to bq to
some railroad station and see about
leaving town. Mose and Cleave ar
3 . - i i .11 t. .
rivea si a rauroau siauuu an iul,
but it was the Northwestern freight
depot There Special Officer Pohn
. .u. invm . m
lag laiiio ujuii luciii . vv j. ..
urea, shivering ana auice aevoia oi
supper and money. Officer Pohntag
apologized for so soon ending the
world tour and persuaded them to ac
company him to the police station.
When the boys were sufficiently rest
ed they continued on then journey,
but towards home, and in the com
pany of excited parents who appeared
in the meantime. .
Police Find Unidentified
Man Dying Near Church
Pike Minnick, 2330 South , Seven
teenth street at 10:30 o'clock last
night discovered an unidentified man.
about 30 years of age lying uncon
scious and in a dying condition
at a corner of the Castelar Presby
terian church building at , Sixteenth
and Castelar streets. He - was at
tended by Police Surgeon Mullen,
who immediately ordered him to St
Joseph's hospital where he died dur
ing the night ; ,
Surgeon Mullen says that uremic or
ptomaine poisoning may be the cause
of the attack. - .,-.'
No one seemed to know anything
about the man. He is about five feet
ten inches tall, light complected, with
a two days' growth of beard on his
face, chestnut hair and well dressed,
wearing a blue coat with a pin stripe
ui it and blue serge trousers. :
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
EXPOSED IN I. W. W.
Evidence Sifted by Federal
Authorities Indicates German
Money Financed Peace
(By Associated PreM.)
Washington, Sept 8. Numerous
indictments for conspiracy to thwart
the government's war plans appear to
be in prospect as a result of Wednes
day's nation-wide raid of Industrial
Workers of the World officials by
Department of Justice agents.
Evidence is said to be fast accumu
lating to support the belief that a
gigantic conspiracy has existed for
some time to cripple the government
in carrying on the war, that its ram
ifications have extended into virtual
ly ever state and that numerous anti
war Activities which appeared to
emanate from many sources in reality
had their fountain head in a single
group of conspiratorj,
Anti-draft demonstrations, crip
pling of war industries by so-called
labor disturbances, burning of crops
and continuous preachment of anti-
ally sentiment, intended to embarrass
the government and retard the exer
cise of its full strength in prosecuting
the war, appear from recent disclos
ures to have been included within the
scope of the alleged conspiracy.
Into the formation and the work
ings of this alleged conspiracy the De
partment of Justice has begun an in
quiry more comprehensive, it is said,
than any launched since this coun
try's entry into the war.
Origin Probably in Chicago, y
How closely the anti-war activities
and propaganda have been interre
lated is to be determined largely by
the federal grand jury now sitting at
Chicago investigating documents
seized in raids Wednesday of Indus
trial Worker of the World and so
cialist offices of that city. Indications
are that the alleged conspiracy had
its origin in Chicago and for some
time was actively directed from that
There are also indications that Ger
man money financed, in part this
propaganda, that German funds were
spent freely to further the ends of
tne conspirators and that of the many
persons believed to be actively identi
fied in carrying on the work, few
knew of this source of financial sup
Ihe grand jury inquiry will not be
confined, from present indications.
to Chicago. United States attornevs
who have not accumulated docu
mentary evidence which apparently
supports the theory of a great con
spiracy are said to be few in number.
It is probable that much of this evi
dence will be presented to other
bo vast is the accumulation of
papers of all descriptions seized by the
government agents that the great
bulk still lies unsifted and the exact
determination of their contents and
significance -probably will not be
reached for several days, -
Many ot these documents are said
to. relate to labor disturbances in
the west and the Pacific northwest
Chicago Mayor Files
Suits for $1,600,000
Chicago. Sent 8. -Mavnr Trmmn.
son filed more nraertn in mnr lik.l
suits today. He asks $500,000 damages
irom me cnicago iribune, 5U,UUU
from the Chicago Daily News and
Victor F. Lawson. its nuhlisber? $2fWl .
000 from Jacob M. Dickinson, former
secretary oi war, wno nas made vigor
ous comment on the mayor's anti-war
attitude, and $200,000 each from H. H.
Merrick and Arnold Joerns, respec
tively president ana secretary of the,
local chapter of the National Security
league. Yesterday the mayor sued
the Chicago Herald and James Kee
ley, publisher, for $250,000. Thus the
total of damages claimed aggregates
$1,600,000. ; . -v
First Guardsman at Deming
To Die; Cause Appendicitis
n.mi'nn' M tf . C 0 C 1
Telegram.) The body of Fred Fess,
iy years ot age, private of Company
H, Third Minnesota infantry, who
died in the Camp Cody hosiptal, fol
lowing an operation for appendicits,
has been sent to his home in Renville,
Minn., near unvia, where the com
pany was raised. Mr. Fess was the
first man of the troops from the five
states here to lose his life. He was
given a military funeral by his com
pany, the chaplain of the regiment
conducting the services.
At the Union railroad station the
bugler blew taps and a squad fired
the last salute. ' . v
Peter. Nash Takes Two-' '
Twelve at Hamline Races
Hamline. Minn . Sent. 8.A heaw
track slowed down the final day's
ureat western circuit races at the
state fair grounds here today. Sum
maries: Pacini1. s:ll class. St Paul nurse. 11.000;
Pater Nash, tint; Hal J., second; Petfj C.
uura. juesi lime: 1:11.
Pacing, S:ll class, puree (1,000: The
wiiamer, uret; Busy Time, aeoond; Mildred
Direct, third. Beat time: i:JlH.
-Trotttnc. S:10 claaa. Dure 1300: Lou Tell.
first; Abbls Frost, second; Frank Clayton,
uura. .Heat umt:
Dr. Sun Y at Sen Heads
New Chinese Government
Peking, Sept 8. Dr. Sun Yat Sen
has been designated commander-in-chief
of the army and navy of a new
military government of China, pro
claimed by seventy members of the
disbanded Chines parliament
meeting at Canton. The military
governor of Canton is. supporting
the Peking government ' Fighting
between his troops and the forces
of Sun Yat Sen is feared. Civilians
in Canton are fleeing to Hong Kong.
COIN AND BULLION
HELD IN COUNTRY
President Places Embargo on
Exportation of Currency; Fed
eral Reserve Bank May
Issue Special Licenses.
(By Associated Press.) '
Washington, Sept 8. President
Wilson kmight placed an embargo,
effective September 10, on the ex
portation of coin, bullion and curren
cy. At the same time lie authorized
the secretary of the treasury to li
cense such exportation where, in the
opinion of the federal reserve board,
they are not harmful to the public in
terest The embargo, which applies to all
nations, places absolute control over
gold- exports in the hands of Secre
tary McAdoo and the federal reserve
board. Officials believe that the mea
sure will go far toward conserving
the huge store of gold accumulated in
this country since the beginning of
the war, a store which recently has
been drawn upon rather heavily by
Japan, Mexico and Spain.
Recently the federal reserve board
requested the bankers of the country
to aid, so far as1 possible, in checking
the growing exports.
Strict adhesion to the embargo is
recognized as unlikely and undesira
ble. Curtailment, however, of the
free movement of gold to the orient
appears probable. For some time past
treasury and reserve board officials
have Viewed with some concern the
tendency of gold to flow away from
the United States, a movement which
started with the financing of the allies.
I. W. W. From Omaha
Is Killed at Fargo
Fargo, N. D Sept '8.(Special
Telegram) Robert Williams, 21 years
of age, carrying an Industrial Work
ers of the World card, issued to him
at Omaha several months ago, was
slain by two Northern Pacific railroad
detectives here last night They said
he attempted to hold them up. Wil
liams, local Industrial Workers of the
World members say, lived in Omaha
and formerly resided in Indianapolis.
"Justifiable and proper" shooting was
the verdict by the corner's jury, ex
onerating officers. '
GIVE "DAY" DINNER
Veteran Market Editor Guest
of Honor at First. Function
Of Sort Exchange
' Has Held.
B-R-R-H! IT'S COLD
SO BE PREPARED
Dreshers Have Warned You to
w ixr 1
Be equipped w un rv srmer .
Big Plant and Splendid Force
Ready to Grasp Your Coldv
Weather Outfit and
Fix It Up. "
You bet Here it is on schedule
time. The cold spell that you laughed
at when predicted to you right along
by Dresher Brothers, Dyers, Cleaners,
Hatters, Furriers and Tailors, with
plant at 2211-2217 Farnam Street,
Yes, you were going to stave off
all winter cleaning work; you thought
"Oh, well, it'sarm yet and I needn't
bother my head about .cold weather
that's still in the future."
But it's due that colder weather
you'll have warm days in plenty.sl
that's true, but you'll sureiy want to
be prepared for the cold days that
will be coming along occasionally be
fore the steady freezing spell comes
on a bit later. ,
Now then, ladies and gentlemen,
busy yourself. Men, have your over
coats', suits, etc., cleaned, pressed and
nicely put in shape; ladies, have .your
suits, skirts, dresses, furs, etc., made
crisp and brilliant for the winter. It's
an economical plan. Beats buying new
clothes all hollow. Dreshers make the
clothes look sogood that they'll pass
for new clothes anyway.
Do it Send the clothes in now. Be
fore the crowd , jostles, surges and
clamors for jobs in a hurry. Dreshers
have the greatest plant of the kind in
the world, and if anyone can trans
form clothes or even re-style them
completely, it is the clever force at
Dreshers pay express or parcel post
charges one way on any sized ship-,
ment anywhere. Phone Tyler 345 for
a man, leave your work at the plant,
2211-2217 Farnam Street, at Dresher
'The Tailors, 1515 Farnam St., or at
the Dresher branches in the Brandeis
.or Burgess-Nash stores. -Adv.
Going to Make Over Last
Last Year's Clothes?
LET US HELP YOU
- If the material is still good we canClean or Dye it so it
will be about as good as new. Makes no difference wheth
er it is silk, wool or mixed goods, we can give you a good
job, and will guarantee satisfaction or make no charge.
Do 'such ripping as necessary and then send to us be
fore remaking. ' We can do better work on the ripped .
gOOdS. ' ' -;.,:"-' ," f ' ;,.yX;;.;-..-
Our Dyes have Life and Lustre. Consult us about your
Spring Cleaning, including house furnishings that require
Care and Skill in handling. - v
' s Y f "Good CUanar and Dyers" v
1513-15-17 Jonas St. Phone Douglas 963
Branch Office, 2016 Farnam St ,
, South Side, 470S S. 24th, Phone South 1283.
Last night the Omaha Live Stock
exchange established a new record
for itself. It was the first dinner
given by the exchange, as such, and
was in honor of A. C Davenport, the
veteran market editor, who has re
cently gone to Chicago, where he has
secured an interest in the newly con
Mr. Davenport was the first regular
ly ordained live stock market reporter
in Omaha, being employed by The Bee
in 1885 to cover the then new live
stock market He furnished the re
ports continuously since that time un
til his departure for Chicago a short
At the dinner, which was served in
the dining room of the Exchange
hotel, nearly the entire membership of
the body was present with some in
vited guests. A feature of the affair
was the presentation of a beautiful
watch to the guest of the evening on
behalf of the Omaha live stock com
mission men. A. F. Stryker, secre
tary of the exchange, made the speech,
to which Mr. Davenport responded by
recounting some ot the early-aay ex
periences on the market, and express
ing his feelings for the men he had
associated with so many years.
Other speakers were James H.
Bulla, Frank Anderson, James G.
Martin, G. F. Neff, Everett Bucking
ham, A. G. Buchanan and T. W. Mc
Cullough. John Fitz Roberts presided.
' . Marie City Goulp.
For Rnt Two K-room all modern eot-
tagea. Tel. South SOS.
All-modern cottage with heat for rent
S12S 8. !9th Ave. Tel. 8. 1719.
I will not be responsible for any debts
contracted by my wife after Sept. 8, 117.
(Signed) F. ECHELLER.
Telephone South 900 and order a case of
Oma or Lactonade, the healthful, refreshing
Home Beverages, delivered to your residence.
Omaha Beverage Co.
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results.
Thousands of Men Would
Serve as Clerks in Army
Washington, Sept. 7.-Anxiety of
men to go to France as army clerks
is indicated by receipt at the. War de
partment of many more applications
than positions open.
Net Assets, -$376,000.00
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