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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 30, 1917.
BANK BROKE UP
McDonald Tells Committee In
vestigating Packers of His
Ruinous Attempt to Op
Boston. Mass., Dec. 2).--The story
of a ruinous attempt to operate an
imiencnoVnt rendering company
related by William McDonald, at
present enpaged in the wholesale
meat business in this city, at today's
session of the fcrte-.il trade commis
sion. McDonald said he rut $50,000 capi
tal into the, rendcritiR plant and bor
rowed an additional $50,000 from the
Exchange Trust conipaffy of this
TO COLORS MEN
OF 1919 CLASS
"At what rater' asked Attorney
Heney, representing the commission.
"A $5,000 bonus for six months, a
sliding scale of interest, starting at
10 per cent and decreasing to 8 and 0
per cent. In addition, I gave them
a morttiaRe on the plant and $100,000
in bonds, which tied me up so I could
not raise any more money on the
property," the witness answered.
t Feels Competition.
McDonald said that at first he had
more business than he could attend
to, tut later he began to feel compe
tition and the bank commenced to
press him for money. To satisfy their
demands, he said, fye gave up bit by
bit all his property, lost his health
and finally the plant, but paid his in
debtedness in full,
"Why, this sounds like the Shy
lock story I have read in Shakes
peare," remarked Mr. Heney.
f "It felt that way," commented Mc
Donald. ' "Do you know who President Mar
tin of the bank played marbles with?"
asked Mr. Heney,
"Well, I can tell you," said Mr.
Heney. "We'll bring that out later."
Ajter the witness had told how
western meats had driven New Eng
land meats from the market, the ses
sion closed to enable the commission
to return to Washington this after
noon. In adjourning the sessions, Mr.
Heney said the surface had only been
scratched in New England and that he
planned to return soon to finish the
Martin Denies It.
Boston, Dec. 29. President John
J, Martin, of the Exchange Trust
company, today denied testimony
given at the federal trade commission
inquiry into the packing business to
the effect that his bank charged Wil
i liam .McDonald, formerly an inde
pendent rendf re r, 10 per cent interest
on a loan or that the bank had ac
cepted a bonus for making the loan.
Bee Want Ads Bring Results.
Paris, Dec. 29. The debate on the
bill authorizing the government to
prepare lists of the men of the class
of 1919, preparatory to calling them
to the colors, was seized upon today
by critics of Premier Clemenceau as
an opening for an attack on the sub
ject of releasing the older soldiers.
In the plainest language the pre
mier refused to give any guaranty.
He received the enthusiastic applause
di the greater part of the deputies.
The vote in the chamber yester-
Ai.. f niiinjinou i.'OC n ,1,3,1.
WaS I aJ 1 jam, in""
date to the government to carry on
the war, and he asked the chamber
to give him the means. General Pe
tain, the commander-in-chief, had
asked for a certain number of men to
carry on urgently needed work on
cantonments behind the line.
It was his purpose to detail to this'
work German prisoners, the Russians
who had been fighting in France un
til the time of the Russian overturn,
40.000 men drawn from the auxiliary
forces, and agriculturists in the
classes of 1890 and 1891 who
would be called back for two months,
inasmuch as there would be .10 farm
work in January and February. If
the chamber did not wish to have this
work done, the premier continued, let
it say so, and he would go. If the !
chamber knew of other resources, let
it reveal them. .
"At the time when German divi
sions, whose number 1 cannot calcu
late, are arriving on our front from
RUssia, is it proper for you to find
fault about a few hundred men I
need?" M. Clemenceau demanded. "If
men from the rear are required at
the front they must return to the
The bill was adopted, 42S to 73.
MANTLE OF SNOW
WORK FOR A TIME
American Soldiers in France in
Grip of Howling Storm;
Pershing Explains His
, Now Held by the Enemy
London, Dec. IS. (By Mail.) Brit
ish prisoners held by the enemy, in
cluding those in Switzerland, total
46,712, according to an official an
nouncement. The prisoners include
members of the regular army, ter
ritorial forces, royal navy and naval
division, divided as follows:
In Germany, 1,86.1 officers, 41,8.16
men; in Turkey, 340 officers, 1,959
men; in Bulgaria, 42 officers, 586
men; in Austria, 12 officers, 74 men.
Totals, 2,257 officers, 44,455 men.
Hearing on News Print
Paper to Be Held Jan. 7
Washington, Dec. 29. Commission
er W. B. Colver of the Federal Trade
commission announced todav , thai
plans were rapidly maturing .for the
hearings beginning January 7 in con
nection with the news s print price
agreement which several manufac
turers recently made with the De
partment of Justice. A general in
vitation has been extended to all pub
lishers and jobbers to participate and
from replies it is expected that a
large number will attend.
With the American Army in
France, Friday, Dec. 28. Still an
other day of howling snowstorm the
fourth saw virtually the entire Amer
ican expeditionary force within the
army zone abandon preparations to
battle the Germans and begin a fight
to keep from being snowed under.
All last night and throughout today
the flakes fell, choking the roads and
badly delaying traffic.
By nightfall the roas were in such
condition that plows were brought
out to keep the way clear. Soon after
dark the sky cleared and a full moon
came out, bathing the entire country
in light almost as bright as day and
making conditions ideal for air raids.
There were low hanging clouds on
the horizon, however, giving promise
of more snow.
Virtually all training work was
called off today, but will be resumed
tomorrow, unless more heavy snow
makes it impossible.
General Pershing, in an interview
with correspondents today, said the
question of prohibiting the sale of
all intoxicating liquors to American
troops which he favors is being dis
cussed with the French government.
He explained his recent order pro
hibiting the sale of alt intoxicants ex
cept light wine and beer and the con
ditions prevailing in Pranch which
caused it to be drawn as it was.
"It stated only that light wine and
beer would be permitted and pro
hibited the purchase of and accept
ance of gifts of whisky, brandy, cham
pagne or similar beverages. It ordered
that all drinking places where such
articles are sold be forbidden Ameri
can soldiers. It is the same regulation
made in France by the British army
and by the French.
"The same order which forbade sol
diers taking strong drink contained
the most rigid regulations to prevent
the spread of the social diseases. I he
two questions are connected closely.
Thus far the record of the army in
both respects has been most excel-1
lent. It is highly gratifying to me and
is a testimonial to the high character
of the American soldier. Everything
possible is being done to protect his
morals and his health and to mak
him an honor to himself and his coun
trymen." Gets Divorce and Alimony Lulu
K. Hedge was granted a divorce from
Clement A. Hedge with $500 alimony
by the district court on a charge of
JAPAN MAY YET
SEND TROOPS TO
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 29. Sending
on an army to the western front to
aid in checking the Germans may be
the next step of the Japanese gov
ernment if a peace between the cen
tral powers and Russia should se
riously endanger the success of the
allies, 'was the view expressed here
tonight by Takenosuke Sakaguchi,
special finance commissioner of the
imperial Japanese government and a
member of the house of peers, who is
now making a tour of the United
MEN HOMEON LEAVE
Nebraska Boys Tell of Experi
ences in Giving Aid to
Victims of Train
Police Judge Hears Novel
Defenses in Liquor Cases
Novel defenses to alleged violations
of the liquor law were made in po
lice court Saturday morning. John
Bell, 1310 Howard street, said he was
tendering a chicken dinner to his
friends at his home when the officers
broke up the party. The prosecution
ventured the opinion that a party at
3 a. m. was questionable.
Bell was fined $100 and costs. Four
inmates, including one Harvey Wolf,
alias Jim Brown, forfeited their bonds.
C. G. Elsasser, 2002 Vinton street,
produced a prescription from a local
physician to show that he needed a
stimulant. He was released. C. CI
Green, a negro waiter, drew a fine of
$100 and costs for the possssion of
several bottles of beer.
Snow, Rain and Cold Are
1 Predicted for Next Week
Washington, Dec. , 29. Weather
predictions for the week beginning si
Sunday, issued by the weather bu-1 p
reau today, are: t 111
Upper Mississippi and' lower Mis-'Sj
souri valleys: Generally fair first lH
half with rising temperatures; light 'p
snow in northern and rain in south- i m
em portion last half, with a return to
Hanlon is Outpointed
By Johnny Noye of St. Paul
Des Moines, la., Dec. 29. Jimmy
Hanlon of Denver, who was out
pointed by a narrow margin in his 12
round bout here last night with John
ny Noye of St. Paul, will meet. Jimmy
Minor of Memphis in a contest of the
same length here next Friday.
Memebers of Omaha ambulance
company No. 35, now identified at
Camp Taylor, Louisville, K, as
Company No. '335, 84th division, are
home for a seven-day leave, the first
absence they have had since going to
the southland last summer. They all
look well and hearty and seem anxi
ous to "get over."
R. D. Vaught has gained 35 pounds
in weight, Howard Home 26 pounds
and Lee Davis 18 pounds. In Louis
ville these men are known as "the
Omaha company" and they gained
distinction by passing Jtigh jn their
They put their experience to prac
tical account during the recent se
rious wreck on the Louisville &
Nashville railroad, when 48 were
killed and 50 were wounded. The
Omaha men were summoned from
their beds, got their equipment readv I
and covered 12 miles, all in
The Omahans who are back visit
ing the home folks are:
Lee Davis, Howard Home, Ken
neth Hatch, R. D. Vaught, Vincent
Schmithroth, Charles Madsen, T.
Huth. Dick Tones. Tack Soohart. Stan-
I.... T-1...1 D..,rt1 T,Kr R,"l. Vlt. 'e
ler, Arthur Kloop and Harman Hart
There are 30,000 men
Fire Damages the Home
Of H. L. Hite Saturday
Fire Saturday morning caused con
siderable damage to the nome oi a.
nit m?7 Marcv street. The
room was entirely burned out,
other rooms adjoining damaged.
origin is not known.
D...,;nn n,9tr nines near the lur
u. 1 in f, " " 1 r 1 ,
. ; .I-, hasement of Josepn
Fradenburg's home caused an alarm
to be turned in. The damage was
Men Face Federal Charge of
Stealing Sugar From Cars
William H. Chase and Anton
Manausek were arrested by the ted
ral authorities on tne nd.se v.
ireak ne nto a box car in tne uuu,
at Camo Tav- Side yards and stealing two sacks o
at Lamp ia- , , . .g h oart cf ;
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sugar valued at $9
sugar cargo enroute
cisco to Chicago.
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