Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 11, 1917, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    I
Omaha
Daily
Bee
THE WEATHER
Cloudy; Warmer
, VOL. XLVII- NO. 73. J V" ?
OMAHA, TUESDAY . MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1917 TEN PAGES.
D Trslsfc it H.ttli.
Km Statist. It U.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
LABORERS AT STOCK YARDS
WALK OUT IN FACE OF HUGE
...... , . ' v .
OF LIVE STOCK
MONDAY
RU
If
. r ........ -
Demand Raise of $10 a Month Commission Men and
V Their Employes Go Into the Pens to Take Care of
Stock Shipments; Federal Conciliator
Feick Meets Packers.
' Laborers in the South Side stock yards walked out yester
day jpvornirig. Strikers claim that 300 men. quit . work,' but
Everett Buckingham, general manager of 'the yards, says that
not more than 150 have left. -. . - - -
off men, keymcn, cart, delivery and
;, conttruction employes, ask for a raise
of $10 per month. A committee Called
upon the manager of the yards and
made known their demands. They
then organized rapidly and left for
"Strike Hill," where they held a meet-
jjing at the Schlitz hall. W. D. Patter-'
son and X. P. Reynolds addressed
' them. - (
Not Expected So Soon.
Everett Buckingham, when ques
tioned in regard to the situation, said:
"We are now paying our help more
than any other yard on the Missouri
river. JLast May we voluntarily gave
the men a bonus of 10 per cent. I
have heard that the men planned a
strike," for next week, but thought
nothing of it. After seeing the heavy
run today I expect they thought it
better to call it earlier."
With a heavy run the employes of
' the commission firms rushed into the
' yards to take care of the stock ship
' ments of their customers. All are
unanimous in stating that they will
take care of all stock shipped to
them, v Yard werk'is being bandied
smoothly by the office men and sales
'. men.-' - ' ' ' ' ' :'
Strikers are cheertd in the after
noon when they inarched up to the
meeting of the striking packing house
workmen ar.d declared themselves as
being in the strike to stay with the
packing house laborers. They march
ed in a body to the hall at Twentieth
and Q streets: ' 1,'-Vi
.; The 30,0Q(Lhead of sheep, which ar
rived at the yards" made some hus
tling for the commission men, who
were obliged to handle the stock with
the aid of their office men. It crip
pled the-jnarket because of the delay
in sorting out the stuff.
Feick Meets Packers.
Uncle Sam's conciliator, Fred L.
t Feick, in the afternoon met with pro
resehtatives of the packers in the of
fice of Manager Howe of Armour s.
The packers presented their side of the
irgument and then outlined the propo
sition they were willing to make with
the strikers. . ' '
The packers pointed out that, the
wage scale for unskilled laborers had
advanced 52:8 per cent since April,
and that the increase in wages of
skilled labor had increased even more.
Following his conference with the
packers, Mr. Feick left for the meet
ing of the strikers. ; ,'.
r Conciliator Optimistic.
Fred L. Feick, specially assigned
rovernment conciliator, arrived in
Omaha yesterday - to- take care of
, (Continued on Pse Two, Column Two.)
Italian Warship Sunk by a
fx Mine; Fifty Sailors Drowned
" An? Atlantic Port, Sept'. 10. News
of the sinking bf the Italian warship
Umberto I by striking 4 mine while
convoying merchant vessels through
the Mediterranean sea' wa brought
.- to an Atlantic port, by a Norwegian
in ,todav. - Fiftv of the crew
, perished, according -tp.the-story told!
The Umberto I was a converted
'J nerchantman. '
The Weather
. ' Fur Nebraifca Cloudy; warnier.
Temperatures at Oman Yesterday.
B. III............ .
t I nt... it
10 a. m. 68
11 a.m.. 56
l nt. ... "
- 1 p. m .' 63
1- 3 p. m.... t
2 p. m...T........ t
,4 p. m. ........... ST
S p. m (K
( p. m.. (4
7 p. m.. 3
8 p. m. 61
Comparative Loral Beeord. .
' ' 191T. 11."H1S. 1914.
Highest yesterday.-... 67 84 78 74
LKtt yesterday 61 - (0 64 24
MWuiHemperature.... S 1i 71 61
Prestation .05 1.26 T. .23
Temperature and precipitation departure
. from the normal at Omaha:. x
Normal temperature. . . . . . ............. 6S
" Deficiency for tbe day...
Total deficiency since March 1, 1917.... 210
Normal precipitation .14 Inch
Deficiency for the dry...... 09 Inch
Total rainfall since March i... .29.07 inches
Deficiency since March 1, 1917... -1.8! Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1916.. 10.33 Inches
- Deficiency for cor. period 191S. . ,30 Inch
4 Keports From Stations at 7 P. U.
' Station and State f "Temp. ; Hlgh-Baln-of
Weather. Jp.ni , eet fall
Cheyenne, cloudy........ 70 ;70 ',. .00
Davenport, clear 54 68 ' .04
Denver, cloudy.......... 70 v. 7J .00
Des Moines, pt cloudy.. 68 . 68 , ,00
Dodare City, cloudy..,. 66 70 .08
lender, cloudy 74 78 .0QH
Aoni i iaie, ciuuuy .... . ,vi
. Omaha, clear (S - 67 .96
Pueblo, cloudy 74 74 ,00
Rapid City, pt. cloudy.. 68 70 ' .00
Salt Lake City, eloudy.. 62 74 . .10
Santa Fa, pt. cloudy...-. 66 - 70 ,02"
Sheridan, cloudy "... 72 84 ' ,00
Sioux City, pt cloudy.. 68 , 63 ' .00
Valentine, cloddy....... 68 68 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation,
v ' 4 'I A. WELSH, Meteoroloslst
Ask Shippers Hold Stock
Until the Strike Is Over
Commission men on the Omaha
market, at a meeting yesterday aft
ernoon, decided to request shippers
to refrain from shipping as much as
possible until such time as the strike
is settled. They stated that they
would be able to take care of the
run coming intoday They said they
did not want to place an embargo,
but simply make this as a request.
CAPTURE OF RIGA ENDANGERS RUSSIAN BALTIC
FLEET The German war office hat officially announced
the occupation of the Rusip'-irlSea port of Riga by the
armies of t'ruici' JJhe Russian evacuation.
The capture of I ; the safety of the Rus
sian Baltic fleet
CONCILIATOR "WHO COMES
TO SETTLE STRIKE.
' : '-- V
FRED FEICK.1
SEWATE PASSES
TV0 AND A HALF
BILLION WAR TAX
Largest Single Taxation Meas-;lure'Eye'r;Eassd-by.
Con-,
v gress Goes'Thrbughr
. . (By Vsoclated rreu.)
Wsahingtont"Sept. 10. The war tax
bill the largest single taxation meas
ure in American history-flWas passed
tonight by the senate. ' It provides for
a levy somewhat under $2,400,000,000
as compared with $1,867,870,000 pro
posed in the "bill as it passed the
house May 23. . . ' - - -
The vote was 69 to 4, Senators Bo
rah', Gronna, LaFoUette and Norris
being recordedlin opposition. 11
The senate adopted, 40 to 34, Sena
tor Smoot's motion to strike out the
McKellar amendment providing a zone
increase in second-class postage rates
beyond 300 miles and designed to se
cure $12,600,000. The house zone pro
vision and the finance committee's
special publishers' profits provision
already had been eliminated.
WYOMING BANKS
FIFTH AND SIXTH
READY TO LEAVE
FOR CAMP CODY
Fifth taBfcPnitsJMayJues
day Night and the Sixth -(
Probably Wilt Leave
t Wednesday. ; :
Soldiers of the Fifth Nebraska; liv
ing along the lines of. the Northwest
ern , and Burlington today will en
train at their home towns and arrive
in Omaha some time during the after
noon or flighty Here they will be
joined by, the Omaha contingent and
on special trains be carried to Union,
where Wednesday morning they will
be joined by that portion of the Fifth
now in camp in Lincoln. ; ,
At Union trams will .be "consoli
dated and proceed over; the. Missouri
Pacific to ? Kansas, where . they will
be turned over to-the Santa Fe to
be carried to Deming, ,'N. M.
Yesterday .there; were 1,500 sol
diers of the National Guard of Min
nesota and Wisconsin in the city, en
route to Deming The . men came in
over the Omaha road and go out over
the Missouri Pacific" S They' Remain
in Omaha only long enough to per
mit of the four trains being; switched
I from the Omaha to the Missouri. Pa
cific tracks and to ice; the cars. -
The .four companies -of 'the Sixth
Nebraska in. Omaha, which Saturday
night received sudden orders itc-be
readv for entrainment to Deming, are
now all on hand expeqtjng; orders to
move Wednesday. :."'.'? V, J
Colonel. Hall -"says now that it is
uncertain just' when the Sixth ; will
move. He said that afthough the' or
ders were received Saturday night to
prepare the companies of "the state
that it is now a matter, of transporta
tion, but that it is hoped, to have the
equipment by Wednesday. ' -
German SNb Damaged .
.JnWned In "Spain
Cadiz, Spain, Sept 10. A (Sermon
submarine, seriously damaged," has
arrived at this port convoyed by a
Spanish torpedo boat. The sub
marine will be interned in La Carraca
harbor. ' ' V
TRANSFERRED TO
OMAHA RESERVE
iVotfr on Referendum thai They
t. Prefer to Do Business With
Oamha Rather Than: '
With Denver. " '
Wyoming banks of the federal' re
serve system have beehvtransferred,
effective September 30, to tHe direct
jurisdiction of the ; new .Omaha
branch of the Kansai City . Reserve
bank .' j 1 K !
Wyomingf .banks .were asked .'to
take a "referendum as to. which , they
preferrei, Omaha.; or. .Denver, and
they voted for Omaha.
Change to Omaha. Y
: The national banks of Wyoming
will now do, their federal reserve busi
ness, with the. branch bank at Omaha,
instead of with"" the! parent; bank at
Kansas Cityi ' 'Their reserv, which
has for two years been deposited in
the Federal Reserve bank at Kansas
City, will now be transferred to the
vaults of -the branch bank in Omaha
at Thirteenth and Farnam streets.-
The ledger accounts of the Kansas
City bank, recording' the business
with the Wyoming national banks.
will be immediately shipped to Oma
ha by express,' and the loose leaves
will be - inserted in the new ledgers
here. Wyoming notes will be. sent to
the Omaha branch for rediscount, and
Wyoming checks will be cleared here
for . credit in the" Federal Reserve
Omaha "branch. y '.' ,"
Outline of German Pecice Terms
, A Circulated at Washington
Washington. Sent 10. What pur
ported to be an outline of Germany's
peace terms has been circulated
among diplomats here, but has been
regarded by the entente embassies and
most of the neutrals as a "feeler."
The origin of the so-called terms
was not disclosed, but they are said
to have been written by Foreign Sec
retary von Kuhlmann before his visit
to Vienna, which since has. been
pointed to as strengthening the prob
ability that they bear evidences of
authenticity. .
Briefly, the soalled terms were as
follows: '
Restoration of Belgium and north
ern France to be paid for out of the
sale of Germany's colonies to Great
Britain. v , " '
Alsace and Lorraine to be inde
pendent states (high French officials
recently have stated anew the de
termination of France to be satisfied
with nothing less than the recovery
of its lost provinces.) - '
; Triest to be a "free port."
' . Serbia and Roumania to be restored,
and Serbia to have a port on the Adri
atic. . ; ; . i ,, i ,
The Balkan question and the status
of Turkey to be subjects for negotia
tion. Disarmament and interna tionar po
lice. - - ' r
Freedom of the seas -with Great
Britain in control of the English chan
nel until the projected tunnel is built
between Dover and Calais. , '-i'r
This outline , of terms circulated
without definite stamp of any official
authority, it will be' noted, bears in
many respects avrtsemblance to the
general tenor of jUie peace proposals
of Pope Benedict
By some diplomats such an outline
it regarded as presenting something
susceptible of discussion. It is dis
cussed merely as a possibility, with
out having yef advanced fully into the
range of probability
Rock Island Unskilled- .
Lajio
! pairbury," Nebept W. (Special
Telegram.) Thirty Rock Island em
ployes in the Nebraska division shops
here, struck this morning , for higher
and better working conditions. , The
employes involved engine wipers,
laborers, ".hre builders' and hostler
helpers.; , They demanded an increase
of 7, cents an hour with time and a
half, for Sundays' and' holidays, and
after ten hours service.-
The men, who are now paid 24
cents an hour', assert they are unable
to live on these wages. Recently op
erating officials granted skilled, me
chanics an' increase of 9 cents an
hour. 1 . . . . .
Senate to Consider
Opening Oil Lands
Washington, . Sept.' '10. Favorable
report on Senator Walsh's bill to open
for use 4,000,000 acres of oil and min
eral land, including about 8,000 acres
in naval reserve No. 2 'in California,
was made today by the senite public
lands committee. It proposes the
operation by-the government or the
leasing of the lands containing coal,
oil, potash and sodium.
Suffrage Is Doomed
T ' To Defeat in Maine
. iPortland, Me, Sept 10. Women
suffrage in Maines was defeated,
2 to 1, at the special election today
of the voting ratio,' indicated by
newspaper returns from , approxi
mately oncthird ot the state pre
vailed in the remaining districts.
' Returns from 275 election pre
cincts out of 635 in the state gave:
Yes. 11,161; no, 22,296. - , '
;The tabulation included complete
returns from the principal cities. ,
MAYCOMPLETE
JURY IN KELLY
CASE BYNIGHT
Eighty Veniremen Have Been
Examined and Twenty-Four
More' Ordered for Today;
.Addresses Wednesday.
By JdWARD BLACK.
(Staff Cormpvndrni for, .The Bf.) ". t
Red Oak; la. Sept 10Opecial
Telegram.S Completion Tuesday: of
the jury that is to hear the trial of the
Rey Lynn George J.- Kelly, charged
with the murder of one of the eight
persons slain with an ax at Villisca,
la, in 1912, was expected when ad
journment was taken late Monday.
If every peremptry . challenge is
used, six more juror! must be passed
for cause if the final jury is deter
mined, and with fifty-four of the spe.
ciai venire ot seventy-nve already ex
amined. Judge W. D. Boise, nresid.
ing, ordered an extra veniue of twenty-six
drawn for tomorrow.
Eighty already have been called
and of that number sexenty-slx have
been examined. One was absent and
three were excused because of infirm
ities or age. -.. ... -
With rhe addition , jurors Sum
moned, there : will have een 130
Montgomery county citizens on hand
from which to select the jury. '
Better headway was made todav
than on any previous day in the pass
ing of prospective jurors. Twenty
nine were called during the day and
seven of those were passed. -
VENIREMEN ARE EXAMINED.
James Edwards. 65 vears of are.
farmer, thlrty-two years in Mont
gomery county, was one of the first
who aterred he had ho ooinion ort th
case, or had he expressed any opin-
iuu iu uny one, n ucciarea nis mina
was quite free of bais of any kind, an
unusual statement duriwr this lontr
grind of jury selection. Edwards was
born in Wales. .".V . :
Hal Hausen of Villisca, director of
Villisca National bank: nf which
formtf- State Senator F. F. Tones is
te neaty irankiy admitted he did not
consider; jhimself art acceptable can
didate for jury service. He did not
think he would be. the kind of juror
he would wshr; were he in Keltv'i
placej He was excused in short order.
L. : E. Wolfe . said : his siter ' is -the
wife of W..HtFinlayson. cashier of
the Villisca Nafional bank, and for
obvious reasonsVljfc too, was excused.
Jurors are examined closely by the
defense regarding, any possible as
sociation,; wiin-vr. r. jones, or his
son, Albert, t both of whom . fisTure
prominently in the local situation.
Opening Address .Wednesday. 1
Heliner' 'Walsrrea'n-. of Frankfort
township,' 26 years old, farmer, plead
ed that he would rather, be home
where he, belonged, tjian" serve on
the jury. He has crops which need
attention, V but he was SO' franklin
his statements that both sides oassed
him. without much questioning. -He
admitted he had an opinion, but de
clared that his, opinion would yield
readily to any evidence which might
discredit that opinion.
When the final twelve men are se
lected they will be' sworn in imme-
diately, but if.' the jury" is not com
pleted until late Tuesday, it is likely
adjournment will be ! taken and the
opening statements of counsel will be
gin as soon as ine opening addresses
are made. , t -r . -r
Interest throuehout the countv has
become increased over 'the probability
of the opening statements in the casei
being made" as early as Wednesday
morning, with a . possibility of the
real beginning of the case being made
Tuesday afternoon. Attorney: Hess
for the state; and Attorney .Mitchell
for the defense; are expected tolnrtake
openig 'statements, but that is . not
definite. - -' . -
Who Are Men o( Mystery. ;
Attorney Suttorf frequently referred
to "men of mystery " - He explained
that he had a suspicion that 'state
agents not generally known might
be at work, but there seemed t6 be
nothing to prove jury interference
from that source.: . s-
C. E. Peterson and C. I. Miller, of
ficers of the Kelly defense committee,
recivd postal cards from Kelly sym
pathizers I he cards are addressed to
them as Industrial Workers of the
World members audi they , were asked
foolish questions, evidently intended
to be satirical references of the 100
questions, which have loomed up dur
ing the last week.
. Attorney Sutton received letters
from persons who have ideals and who
believe they have theories. One letter
from an Omaha medium who does
not sign his or her name, stated that
"voiced can be. heard;" that "perhaps
he might save an innocent man's life;
that he has received .spiritual mani
festations, and that these wer defi
nite." He hints that it Kelly did
commit the Villisca crime he may
have been guided by art evil spirit,
or even may have been guided by
an evil spirit to confess to a crime
which he did.not commit.' This al
leged medium wants to come to Red
Oak and demonstrate ' in the court
room by means' of a piano just how
its possible to hear spirit manifesta
tions. : , "
MARTIAL LAW NOW
RULES PETR0GR AD;
FORM NEW CABINET
Premier Kerensky Removes Korniloff, Who Demands
J Supreme Power, and Appoint General Klembovsky
. . Commander in Chief of Armies; Proclamation
Declares Dangerous Situation Exists.
" (Continued on Pt Twa Coining Four.) '
Grain Elevators Operating
Under Government Orders
Washington, Sept. 10. Grain ele
viitors began operating Hv mw(.f
license restrictions. - ,
GERMANY'S MOVE
TOWARD PEACt
s BUT FIRST STEP
Expected to Insist on Status
Quo as Means of Preparing
for Concessions r
to Come. "
People
i London, Sept. 10. Throughout of
cial London the belief is held that
a very ;defmite peace offer will come
from Germany1 before winter and that
the offer Will tuggest immediate ces
sation, of hostilities on a status quo
basis. .'"'::,. r' . , '
, Entente statesmen have fuhy indi
cated that they will refuse such terms,
and no doubt Germany is aware of
this, but German leaders tegard a
status quo offer , from the Uerman
side as an indispensable step in the
f reparation of German public opinion
or further concessions. . ..... .
A high official authority gave th
ing, statement ot tne, situation in
Geffiian art-regards peace: , ;
.:.:'.'There'iJ-no doubt that the Ger-
man government is anxious to get
out ot the war at the, earliest possi
ble moment on any terms which will
insure it against revolution at home
and national collapse. ' , ,
"Great numbers of people in Ger
many today would welcome a peace
on a status quo basis, this meaning
practically a draw) in which no bel
ligerent would occupy any territory
Wcyond which it possessed in July,
1914, and in which, moreover, each
side, would bear its own burden in
respect . of the material losses in
curred during the course of the war.
Germany Exhausted. .
"Since. Germany's so-called peace
offer a year ago, the continued pressure-of
the entente and the entry of
the United States has completely
changed the situation. The question
is now, in. fact, not what are the war
aims which Germany will impose be
fore it grants peace, but what terms
she, itself, will be willing to accept.
That is a very simple statement of
the greatest fact in the war situation
today.- -i-'
"The entry of the United States
and many of the South American re
publics has put, economic matters into
the foreground. The German gov
ernment must view with extreme ap-
i i
prcucusion mc situation at nome in
the months immediately succeeding
the declaration of peace. The physi
cal exhaustion of the people and of
the country, combined with the want
of food, which cannot be immediately
remedied,- and the nd ofi raw mate
rial for starting manufacturers, will
create a most serious, situation. If,
when the troops come back from the
front, it is not possible immediately
to start again the industrial life of
the country and provide food and
work there will inevitably be a very
dangerous revolutionary movement.
"This would be started by the mi
nority socialists .and . if Germany
comes out of the. war without a defi-
Petrograd, Sept 10. General Kortiiloff: commanderin
chief of the Russian armies, has started" revolt He hat de
manded that he be placed in supreme power. " -
Premier Kerensky hat declared that a state of war exists
in the town and district, of Petrograd. !
.; ORDERS RESIGNATION.
The premier has ordered General
Korniloff to resign as commander-in-chief
in consequence of Korniloff's de
mand for supreme power. J
General Klembovsky has Veen ap
pointed commander-in-chief.
Membera of the cabinet today told
the Associated Press that the pro
visional government regarded Gen
eral Korniloff's pronunciamento as an
act of "rebellion which must be ruth
lessly suppressed;
The government, it was added, be
lieved it had enough loyal troops and
the support of the Russian people to
enable it to put down the Korniloff
movement. . ,
When M. Lvoff saw JPremier Ker
ensky Saturday and presented Gen
eral Korniloff's demands, it developed
today, he told the premier that an
organisation of Duma members, Mos
cow industrial interests and other con
servatives who played the role of the
opposition at the recent Moscow con
ference, were supporting General Kor
niloff. , ' , ' x .
These interests, said M. Lvou, were
not against. Premier Kerensky, who
was invited to general headquarters to
meet General Korniloff. 1 The premier
refused the demands of JM. Lvoff, who
was then (arrested, and, under exami
nation, gave the details of the con
spiracy. , . .
" LOKOMSKY ALSO TRAITOR. ;
An official statement-says that Gen
eral Lokomsky v "also . proved S
traitor," refusing to take command of
the Russian armies in succession to
General Korniloff. , , - ' '
' The soldiers' and workmen's body,
the statement aUds,' has ordered all
the army organizations to obey the
provisional government against the
conspiracy, stating that General Kor
niloff will be punished for treachery
and that General . Klembovsky. will
provisionally succeed to the chief
command.
Eleven cabinet ministers were in
continuous session in the winter rial-
ace all day Sunday considering meas
ures to face General Korniloff's re
volt, which, in conversations with the
Associated Press correspondent, the
ministers admit is the gravest event
since tne revolution. s
So far, except for the deposition of
General Korniloff. which the s-eneral
is apparently determined to defy, no
measure have been decided upon, but
the discussion is oroceedina- on a
plan to constitute a directory of five
men vested with full power.
. ine names so tar submitted for
membership in this bodv are Pre-
mier Kerensky, Vice Premier Nek
rasoff, M. Skobeleff, the minister of
labor; M. Terestchenko, the minister
of foreign affairs, and M. Savinloff,
the assistant minister of war.
REVOLT NOT DANGEROUS.'
In a talk with the correanondent
Foreign Minister Terestchenko said:
"The plan for the directory is un
der discussion and may be decided to
night... So far the government is un
able to make, any statement -
"At , 12 o'clock we, expect the ar
rival of General Alexieff. with whom
we will confer. - My personal opinion
is that General Korniloff's revolt is
not dangerous and is partly due to a
misunderstanding, which will be
cleared up." , V: ' , .',
Regarding ., the rumors ' of ' wide- .
spread arrests in Petrograd today in
connection with the revolt,1 the Asso
ciated Press correspondent is author
ized to declare that no arrests have
) Continued n Face Two, Column Three.)
, (Continaeil
One.)
The Bee Leads Over All
. The Sunday Score
Advertising in The Bee
. (Wnrfisld Agency Measurements)
First in Totals -i
First in Gains ,
. First in Favor
SUNDAY, SEPT. 91917. IN INCHES.
Local Display. .1,266 '
Foreign Display...... ...,100
Automobile 822 '
Classified 736ft
' Total. . . . .2.924H
SAME SUNDAY LAST YEAR. IN INCHES.'
Local Display. . . 751
Foreign Display..,......;.,.,.,.,.. 93
Automobile s. ............ 309 '
CJassjtied .'...'.;'." 685 '
' Tdtal... ..vV.V.V:.. 1,838ft :
Bee Gains 1,086 Inches.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BEE
Improving Every Day.
1