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Carnival .... .September 26 to Octoher 6
Electrical Parade, Evening ....Octobar 3
Daylifht Parade.,.,...... (...October 4
Military Fireworke October 4
Coronation Ball .....October 5
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VOL. XLVII NO. 85.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1917. TEN PAGES.
Oa Train, at Hotel.
Ntwt Staaai. tta Se.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.'
TO NAME ADMINISTRATOR
WHO WILL LICENSE SOUTH
SIDE COMMISSION FIRMS
":y ' . .... , '
Livestock to Be Handled on the Same Basis as Wheat in
the General Campaign to Break Down Specula
tion in Food Supplies and Fuel, Accord
ing to G. W. Wattles.
II S. SEIZED ALL PAPERS;
All Live Stock and Cattle
' Records Broken Here Monday
AH 'records for the total number of cars of live stock and also for
the number of cars of cattle were broken Monday on the South Omaha
market. The highest previous day's receipt was on October 16, 1916.
:' In the yards were 1,146 cars of live stock and of this number 950 cars
'were cattle, establishing a new cattle record. It is estimated that there
are 24,000 head of cattle on the market.
UThe previous record was 854 cars of cattle and a total of 1,051 cars
of live stock. - - -
Speculation in live stock at , the Union stock yards in
Omaha is soon to be cut short. " , ' .
--. Many speculators on the South Omaha tnarket have made
fortunes- speculating in hogs and cattle. , In the general cam
paign of conservation under the food administration all this is
to be stopped short, as has been the speculation in wheat.
iaVE SiUvJK ADMIM5TKATOK.Y -
. State Food Administrator Wattles,
who has just returned from Washing-
. n. ' r--i tf, . mt .V-1 r m .tin., tim. Vi m
ivi oajro uuh n4uiui . puvt & 4v
will appoint a live stoA administrator.
"Do you mean that speculation in
live stock will be stopped at the yards
as speculation in wheat has been
stopped at the Grain exchange?" Mr.
Wattles was asfted.
"Absolutely," he replied. "The pol
icy of the administration, both state
and national, is not to interfere with
the legitimate business of those en
gaged in the business of handling
food products, tut. to shut out en
tirely the ruinous speculation in food
and. fuel during the war.
Will License dealers. ' . ;
"It will mean that we will license
alt live . stock dealers," coal, dealers,
packers ;. and people '-handling meats
and 'food-products generally,-in rder
idod,Tuef, arid the necessities-it life
which has been going on for years"
Besides somethinVover fifty com
mUsjon firms which' deal in live stock
on a strictly commission basis on the
South Omaha exchange, there are a
great many companies orhcing in the
.Exchange budding which .never sell a
consignment "of Jive stock on com
mission, but thrive frQm year to year
merely on the business of "scalping,"
or in other words, buying stock cheap
in th mnrninor. and spllinc it tiiorh at
.- . 1 i - J -. i
noon, or Duymg cneap one aay aija
selling high the next. . .,...
I Speculator Makes Fortune.
One hog speculator on the. South
Side has built up a fortune variously
estimated " at between $500,000 and
$1,000,000 by 'merely buying hogs low
and selling theru high. He has been in
the business for many years at the
yards. He maintains an office in the
, Exchange building, and employs a-
string of yard men and salesmen to
carry or his-business of speculating
hljjve stock. . ' . -
Ftt manv vears the nackinc houses
have fought him. They have tried
: toluninate him from the yards, but
lie has built up a fortune so large that
1 his credit is unlimited at the banks
and there are days when he buys most
nf fhi hoei offered on the market and
leaves practically none for the packers.
-There are days when he buys as many
as thirty or fifty -carloads of hogs.
Often he sorts these, throws the JUU
pounders together, making several
carloads of fine looking heavies, then
throws the :200-pounders- together,
making other carloads of fine even
herds, and then reserves a few car
loads of culls. The finest, ones he
often ships to eastern markets and
" AtUava lie ratio sta 4-liaa r1 O flre
' the tiext day. i
' Packers Fight Speculator.
' So ham ave the packers tought
. U!. Tna tf fa rtt rr htl
1IJIU 1UI Jtata Mv wS tVVWIa
impossible for him to, sell (lis hogs
to the local packers personally.' He
has found it necessary to turn them
over, to a .commission man, who-will
yard them in his pens and then offer
them to the packers the next day, rep-
: resenting them as fresh loads from the
country.' He accomplishes "this very
successfully, however, and succeeds in
........ l.:'hAie osiIH Hqv. nav
to local packers. . -.yhen
they crowded him hardest at
times, solidly refusing to buy any of
his offerings anoVkeeping track .of his
herds in order t refuse them persis
i tentjy, he has been known to ship
them out as far as Millard, only to
have them shipped in the next day,
freshly consigned to a commission
company to be sold to the packers- as
the consignments 01 tarmers at iuu
lard. . . .
' y Soil Products
Peoria, 111., sept 24. Nebraska wotf
tne nrsi prize at me lniernationai
Soil' Products exposition today.. Out
of a possible 1,500 points, Nebraska
led all other exhibits of agricultural
nroducts with 1,236 points. Kansas
was second, with 1,148 points; Ari
zona, third, with 1,084 points; Minne
sota, fourth, with 1,005 points; Sas
katchewan, Canada, , fifth, , with 922
points, and Wisconsin sixth, with 920
I. V. W. PLANNED
TO BURN CITIES
AND LOOT BANKS
Oklahoma Trial Reveals Mon
strous Plot Backed by Labor
Money for Dynamite.
' Enid, Okl., Sept. 24, A revolution
of 2,000,000 malcontents, nation-wide
in scope,-backed- by the Industrial
Workers of the' Worid andL. forty
eight affiliatcci organizations,, includ
ing the Working Class union, in
which it was planned to apply the
torch to strraJl. cities, shoot officers of
the government and. demoralize dom
munication was plannjed for July 27
last, according to the. testimony to
day of Will Hoover, state witness in
the trial of eleven alleged anti-draft
agitatbrs from central Oklahoma.
The Industrial Workers of Uu;
World were) to . laundh. the uprising,
Hoover said, "Rube" Munson, alleged
state organizjof the Working Class
union, told a meeting of the Friend
ship local, in an open cornfield near
Sasakawa. At a pre-arranged time
the Working Class union was to cap
ture small towns, take charge of
banks, burn bridges and cutxtelegraph
wires, while the IndustrjaPWorkers
of the World cared Jot .the larger
cities in a like manner. -
President Wilson and Governor
Williams of Oklahoma, Hoover said
Munson declared, would have such a
large force of soldiers f ofjpersonal
protection and on the Mexicair bor
der that none would be available to
send against the rebels. ,'-3,r
Members were told by H. C.
Spence, accused statetary of the
Working Class union, that two car
loads of rifles would be available when
needed and that the Working Class
union had as much right to conscript
recruits for a revolution 'as the gov
ernment had to draft men. for the
trenches in France. At this meeting,
early in July, appropriations' were
made for the purchase of 100 pounds
of dynamite, Hoover declared.
Bill Puts Lumber Mills "
, On Eight-Nour Basis
Washington, Sept 24. A bill to put
the lumber industry on an eight-hour
day basis was , introduced today by
Senator Jones of Washington and re
ferred to , the commerce committee.
It would prohibit intetstate shipments
of lumber productsnipon which there
has been labor of more than eight
hours a day. - , f y
Huge Fire in Oklahoma
Destroys Entire Block
Lawton,. OkL Sept.- 24. Twenty
buildings, all but two of which were
of wooden construction, were de
stroyed by" a fire which broke out
shortly after oon today and swept
through an entire block of "E'' ave
nue and a half block of "D" avenue.
entailing an estimated loss of $135,
Mvitioning Any Names
( 73 or' H members
m we two r&xcAes
of, congress mo Aave
1 fzM s
TO BE REMEDIED
If Necessary Uncle Sam.;
Commandeer Coal-at Mines
and xSee that Nebraska
Folks Are Kept Warm.
Coal will be commandeered by the
federal V fuel administration and
shipped to Nebraska and other non-coal-producing
states to supply any
emergency shortage during the fall
or winter, according to Randall K.
Brown, head : of the Coal Hill ,Coal
company of Omaha, who received
this information while in Washington.
Mr. Brown has just returned from the
Power to Commandeer.
Together with Dr. Webber of Wa-
hoo, chairman of the fuel committee
of the State Council 6f Defense, Mr.
Brown called on the fuel administra
tion while in Washington.
On his return Mr. Brown said: "Dr.
Webber asked Assistant Fuel Admin
istrator Nims if it would be possible
for the administration to commandeer
coal at the mines and see that it was
distributed in Nebraska or other
states where coal is not mined exten
sively, if such states were facing a
Retail Prices Not Fixed.
"Mr. Nims replied that the admin
istration would certainly do this if it
became necessary, and would see that
all, sections were supplied with neces
"When we asked him 'about the fix
ing of coal prices, he said he could
give no definite assurance as yet just
when the prices would be fixt&it the
retail yards. He said he had no posi
tive information that it would be re
duced as early as October 1."
Administrator Named Soon. '
State Food Administrator Wattles
has a letter from Washington stat
ing that fuel administrators in each
state will soon be appointed. These
will be separate and distinct from the
food administration in the state, and
will be appointed by Fuel Adminis
trator Garfield at Washington. - ,
Washington, Sept. 24. Expenses
of conducting the food administration':
from August 10 to August SI were
$50,606, as shown in the first report
made to the senate today by Adminis
trator Hoover. The law requires a
American Surgeons - Wield Knife
Amid Explosion of German Shells
, (By Aaaaelftted Preaa.) " . .
British Front in France and Bel
gium, Sept. 24. American . surgical
teams have again been doing magnifi
cent work in advanced casualty clear
ing sttions since tse latest, offensive
began," a number of surgeons and
helpers being under a heavy shell fire
at times. ... .. -
At one station out in the neighbor
hood of the Ypres-Menin road several
surgeons and assistants have been
laboring steadily since Thursday
morning. .Those who have seen them
at the. operating5 table,""Vhile shells
were breaking - about : themv declare
that; they have never witnessed a
demonstration of ' greater coolness
than was shown by these men who
wielded the knife to save life during
those nerve racking times.
Those who are acquainted with the
prdinnary hospital operafhg tables
and know how much care is taken to
prevent noise and interruption can
well realize what it means to carry on
a delicate operation while great shells
are exploding nearby. , .
, Another American surgioal team
has been working in a German prisoners'-camp,
-where wounded captives
are taken. There are stKlothers scat
tered about at varkuis points. -
U. S. IS FIGHTING
DECLARES T. R.
Until Teutons Cease to Identify
. -Themselves With Autpc
cracy America Must Opose
Them and Kaiser.
Kansas City, Mo, Sept. 24. The at
titude of the German-American press
and the German Alliance in this coun
try "in their hearty support of the
German government" and the attitude
f the Germans at home toward their
government snows that they are back
of it, Colonel Roosevelt said, in a
speech at the Old Glory week festival
here tonight, in commenting on the
theory that the United States is fight
ing the German government, but not
"For no nation does Germany feel
and express such bitter and contemp
tuous hostility as for the United
States." he said. "There is no nation
on the face of the globe which they
would be more delighted to ruin and
kIunder. Under such circumstances
the public men and newspapers en
gaged in ' defending Germany or as
sailing England and our other allies
or in protesting against the vwar and
demanding an inconclusive pace are
guilty of moral treason to this coun
try, and while the German-American
papers have achieved an evil promin
ence "in this mater the professional
anti-English Irish x papers are as bad
and the purely sensational demagogic
and unpatriotic section of the native
Americas press is tne worst ot an.
German Alliance Antagonistic.
"Germanyembodies the principles
of successful militaristic autocracy.
Much has been said about our being
against the German government, but
not against the German people. The
attitude of ' the German-American
press and the German Alliance in this
country in their hearty support of the
German gove.nment, and the practi
cally unanimous support of that gov
ernment heretofore by the Germans
at home, shows that at present the
Germans are back of the German gov
ernment. "They have cnthuiastically support
ed its policy of brutal disregard of the
rights of others. Until they reverse
themselves,, until, they cast off the
yoke of militaristic autocracy they
identify themselves with it and force
us to be against them. It is for the
German people themselves to differ
entiate themselves from their govern
ment. Until they do this they force
us to be against the German people
as a necessary incident of being
against the German government.
Autocracy German Ideal.
"The Germans govern from above
down. The ; people of this republic,
like the people of France, like the peo
ple of England, believe in government
from below up.- In other words- we
believe in government by ourselves
The Germans believe in being gov
erned by an autocratic dynasty which
rests primarily on a great militaristic
class and a great bureaucratic class
No man who supports Germany at
TALK TODAY IN
Evidence in Sensational " Vil-1
lisca Ax Murder Trial All In;
Juroors Will Get Case
(BY EDWARD BLACK.)
(Staff Correnponjrut for The Bea.)
Red Oak, la., Sept. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Did Kelly kill the Moore
That question will be pufTip to
twelve jurors probably by Wednes
The mass of evidence for and
against the little clergyman will have
been presented by that time and
Today at 4:05 p. m. the state rested
on its rebuttal. The defense took t
few moments to finish examination of
witnesses in sur-rebuttal and. the an
nouncement was made that arguments
will begin tomorrow morning at 9.
Attorney Hess of Council Bluffs
will open arguments for the state and
Attorney General Havner will close.
JAdge Mitchell and Judge Sutton will
snake the arguments for Kelly, no
time limit being fixed on the closing.
CAUTION TO JURY.
Tudee Boies tonight admonished the
jurors to abstain from discussing the
matter among-themselves or irom
forming any opinions until they had
heard the closing arguments and in
structions of court
Four alienists testified today as to
the peculiarities of a paranoiac, with
which mental aberration the defense
claims Kelly has become afflicted.
The defense questioned to show a
man with paranoia might, following
continued accusations, become ob
sessed with the idea he had commit
ted a crime, even, to the extent of adJ
mitting it. - . .
Evidence of the Day.
The state showed through itsSpe
cialists that a paranoiac resists sug
gestion, rather than following it.
The prosecution, in opening rebut
tal testimony this morning called Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Jones, Mrs. F. F.
Jones, Mr. and, Mrs. H. A. Glocke
rrteyer and Jake Bartlett of Villisca to
establish the presence of Albert Jones
at home on the Sunday night of the
Albert Jones is the son of former
Senator F. F. Jones and is a native
of Villisca. His mother testified in
his behalf. The alibi testimony, was
offered to show that on Sunday eve
ning when the murders were commit
ted" Albert Jones was home with his
wife from 6:20 o'clock until he retired.
Albert Jones, after leaving the wit
ness stand, said: "There is noJLounda
tion for statements that ill-feeling
existed between Joe Moore and my
self. On that Sunday evening when
I met him at the rear of my lot we
passed the time of day. He joked
me about having been away, to Cla
rinda. The week before he died he
borrowed a cultivator from our stock
for one of his customers. We were
- Joe Moore, before he started in
business for himself in Villisca, was
employed many years in the hardware
and implement store established by e,
Jones on Witness Stand. ,
Jones, who is 31 years of age and
has lived in Villisca all his lite, toi
lowed his wife on the stand.
"Where were you on Sunday, June
9, 1912, the day of the Villisca ax
murders? asked Faville.
"I was at Clarinda and returned
home about 6 o'clock in the evening."
"Did you and your wife see some
ladies at your kome that evening?"
"Yes, my mother, sister and Mrs.
"Was anyone at your house that
' (Continued oil Fata Six, Column Two.)
New Peruvian Minister '.
Comes to Washington
Lima, Peru, Sept., 24. Manuel- De
Freyre VvSantender. charee d'affaires
of the Peruvian legation at Washing
ton since March, 1916, when Federico
A. Pezet. "the Peruvian representa
tive, was recalled, has been appointed
minister to the. United btates. x
(Continued on Page Two. Column Two.)
No Paper in Germany;
News Partially Stopped
1 London, Sept. 24. The shortage of
print paper in Berlin is so serious
that many of the city's important
newspapers were unable to appear on
Saturday, according to Berlin advices
to the Exclange Telegraph's Am
Explosion. Kills Many ' .
In German CoaJ Mine
Amsterdam, Sept. ' 24. Budapest
dispatches printed in German news
papers arriving tell of .an explosion
in the'Lubenz coal mines. Fifty-nine
persons were killedand fifty-five Jn.j
State Department Has List of Men, Who Received German
Money for Passport Frauds and Destruction of Muni- ,
tion Plants, Together With' Evidence to
Counteract Denials of Those Implicated.
FftRMERS NOT TO
No Class Exemptions Will Be
lade from Service An Na
tional Army is Latest Ad
vice from Washington.
"There can be no class exemption,"
said members of the district exemp
tion board when approached on the
subject of exempting farmers. "This
is the sentiment of Washington."
In spite of the bombardment of tele
grams to Hoover, President Wilson
and everyone else, with influence in
Washington, it has been decided to
make no class distinction, . and the
farmers as a class will get no more
favors than merchants or manufactur
ers pr any other set of workers. It
is feared that if farmers were-exempted,
even though their work is vi
tally, necessary ,to' the. war, at once
many other classes would arise, de
manding1 the same exemption, and the
government seems to think the wisest
course to pursue now is to make , no
distinction-. , -
, . Still Hearing Claims. .
The district exemption s board is
continuing its work hearing 'claims
for exemption. The local boards
meanwhile are waiting for the results
of this-hearing to know if they have
their full quoia for. the contingent to
leave October i or if they must call
in more men. .. . ' , F. ;
"We are twenty-three to the good
so far," said Clyde Sundblad of the
Fourth district board. . "Unless the
district exemption board jcxempts . a
large number between now jind Oc
tober 3 we will not call in more men."
"We are waiting till the district
board acts," said Dr. Reed of the
Sixth district. "We have our quota
and a few over. Unless the district
board exempts too many married men
we will not have to call in more. , We
will know in a few days where we
stand." ' '
Cotton Reaches Record '
Price, is Texas Claim
Clarksville, Tex., Sept. 25 One bale
of long staple cotton .was sold by B.
G. Lewis, farmer, today for 40 cents
a pound. The claim is made here that
this is the highest price everpaid for
cotton in Texas.
Engineer Stops Train and Saves
Baby from Death Under Wheels
By exercising rare presence of mind
Engineer Eshelman, on the North
Elatte-Haig branch of the Union' Pa
cificsaved the life of' Baby Pionio
Engineer Eshleman was a couple of
miles out of Fin ley wfth No. 97, when
on the track; some 200 feet ahead, he
noticed a-little child playing-in, the
center of the track.
. Going at thirty miles an hour, he
applied the' brakes and reversed his
engine,' stopping' if just as -the i-axle
of the first set of trucks had passed
over, the little one. Qimbing off his
engine and expecting to find the child
crushed 'to death -he found it ;under
the machine with the only injuries i
slight bump on its head.- ; ,. f
, Had bis ..machine gone six Heet
farther the child would have been
caught by the bottorn of the fire box
and crushed to death'.
The parents of Baby Pionio live
aboutr 500 feet from the track. They
were iPotified and they, with their
child,' ere : taken 'on' the train to
Broadwater, the next station, where
the, little one was turned over to a
doctor,. who pronounced-the injuries
slight. . " "
(Br Aaaoelated Preaa.)
Washington, Sept. 24. While there
is no indication of what will be the
State Apartment's next disclosure of
German intrigue In America or else
where, it is known that disclosures M
sensational asiany yet published are
being held in reserve and may be
made at any time.
One of the things the State de-,
partment has is a list of persons who
received German money in the pass
port frauds, the munitions plots and
practically all the other activities of
German intrigue here which took
place between the beginning of the
war in August, 1914, and the entry
of the United States into . the con
flict. The list is said to contain
scores of names and the amounts of
money represented run very high. .
From time to time the department
also probably will make public cer
tain evidence to dispose of the de
nials of those who have been involved
in the disclosures already made.
WILD SESSION IN HOUSE. ,
The house had a wild and noisy ses
sion today over the disclosure that
Count von Bernstorff, while German
ambassador here, asked his govern-'.
ment to authorize the expenditure of
350,000 to influence congress. '
Representative , Norton of North
Dakota attacked - Representative He
flin of Alabama, who was quoted in
a local newspaper as saying he could -name
a dozen congressmen who "had
been acting suspiciously." ; j
' Heflin denied that the interview at
tributed to him was correct i
Representative Heflin then made an ',
explanation, amia a nooa ot interrup
tions, ranging from groans to parlia
mentary objections, complaining to
the last that he was 'denied, a full1
hearing, xr"'"'' '"""'sirtr-'i ,
.; "I havent said that any member
got any money from the Von Bern
storff fund," ha sail' "What I did
say was that there were rumors that :
there was a gambling house in Wash-;
ington, run by a German, where pact
fits and slackers and others in sym
pathy with the German cause won
easily. ' -v .
"If the house decides to name an
investigating committee 'and asks me
To name the men that I think have
not been loyal, and have not been
and are not now standing by the com
mander-in-chief, 111 name them. Iv
can't prove anything. The intrigues
of the German government cannot be
found out easily; but a tree is known
by its fruit-
A resolution by Representative
Fordney, republican, of Michigan, de
signed to provide for a house inves
ligation of Heflin's remarks was re
ferred to the rules committee by
Speaker Clark.1 What action , will be
taken on it is problematical
- BERLIN IS WORRIED.
London, Sept. 24. In commenting
on the latest Washington disclosures
concerning the activities of Count von
Bernstorff, forme;- German ambassa
dor to the United States, the Koel
nsche Volks Zeitung, according to an
Amsterdam dispatch to Reuter s Ltd
''This affair, If true, has a very dis-
fgreeable character and it is highly
egrettable. The American govern
ment, God knows how, was able to get
hold apparently of the whole collec
tion of German diplomatic documents
which it is now exploiting against as
and Sweden. . .' , ; vx
vWhat . the . State" department re
marks about the relation between
Von Bernstorff 's policy . and the
U-boat war can be recognized as a
misleading , invention by everyone
who knows the history preceding the
U-boat campaign.! v , ;
': Count von Bernstorff, former Ger
man ambassadocto ths United States,
who has been exposed by Secretary Of
State; Lansing as one of the plotters
against the United States at a time
when this country was neutral and
Von Bernstorff was at Washington
representing a supposedly friendly ,
power, is becoming more, deeply in
volved. . , '". .".; : V - .''.'
According to 'the Lansing state
ment, Von Bernstorff sent , a mes
sage to bis government, in which he
sought permission to employ a "slush
(Contlnnrd oa race Two, Colnmn One.)
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Local Display. . v.'. . . . 1,324 1
Foreign Display. .... ... 315".,
Automobile '.". . . . . 7".', . .' 598
! Classified vV . . . '. i . . " 783
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Foreign Display. I . . .. . . 191
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