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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 23, 1918)
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ILC. STOCK YARDS
HELD BY PACKERS
Witness Testifies Meetings of
- Ciwnpany Held in Portland;
I Denies Ownership of
I Morris & Co. ' .
Kansas City.-Mo., March 22. Evi
dence which Francis J. Heney, spe
cial, counsel for ; the Federal Trade
commission, said was designed .to
show that Morri. & Co. of Chicago
owns and controls , the Kansas City
Stock Ya.-ds company was introduced
at today's session of the commission's
investigation of the meat packing in
dustry of the southwest.
Mr. Heney, read into the record
letters 'and documents, which, he as
serted, were introduced, to show the
extent of the Morris control of th
company. One letter, declared td have
been written by George R. Collett,
vice president of "the stock yards com
pany, to Kelson .Morris, in 1917, said
a board of directors, acceptable to Mr.
Morris, would be elected."
O. M. Waite, secretary of the com
jany, testified that the. annual meet
ings of the company were always held
in . Portland, Me. .He denied that
Morris controlled the local company.
Mr. Heney announced that the New
York investigation would touch many
food commodities, including the meat
packing industry; It will consume
several weeks,: ' he predicted. Mr.
Heney announced .he, hoped to end
the Kansas City hearing before to
night, If possible. ;. ' ; , , ,
Harries Passes Test .
" And Will Go to France
(From i Staff 'Correspondent.)
Washington, V March 22. (Special
Telegram.) General George H, Har-,
ries, who has been in Washington for,
three days undergoing the general of
ficers' test, said today that he had
passed a successful examination, and
as a result he hoped to be ordered
to France at no distant dte. .
General Harries is somewhat handi
capped, as his two colored regiments,
the 371st and'.the 8lV are , widely
separated, the former being at New
port News, the latter at Camp Jack
son, ; to which General Harries re
' ' SnoW ixi Texas :
w Fort Worth, Tex March 22. Snow
has been falling for 12 hours ar er
ico, In Dallam county, according to
word received here today. It is melt
ing about as rapidly as it hits the
earth. . -
" SHIFTED TO WEST
Industrial Congestion in East
Reason for Redistribution; ;
Process Necessarily a
Washington, March 22. An ex
tensive survey of the location of war
industries, no wbeing made bv the
war industries board and several oiher
government departments, may result
shortly in the transfer of many gov
ernment contracts from the indus
trially congested east to the west ?nd
south, 'where factories are wooing
under less pressure, labor is not quite
so scarce and railroad transportation
conditions are better.
The many ramifications of the sub
ject have recently been discussed, it
was learned today, between repre
sentatives of the war industries bokrd,
railroad administration, treasury,
shipping board and the labor depart
ment. Attempts are being made to
formufate a definite policy, ?hich
probabjy will be announced soon.
The necessity for an early decision
is emphasized by the fact that hun
dreds of contracts placed last sum
mer soon after, the United States en
tered the war will expire in Aprl and
May, and general redistribution must
occur Scores of manufacturers' representatives-
in Washington lok'ng
for contracts, and members of con
gress from the middle west and 3 uth
are urging a gradual shifting of the
industrial burden to their regions.
Officials who have studied thrt sub
ject scientifically believe that the east
is overcrowded but point out a mul
titude of reasons why there can be no
wholesale transfer of contracts to
manufacturing districts of the ''est
The .process must be very slow, trey
say.'and will be developed by the
placing of single contracts outvde of
the east wherever conditions warrant.
Plan Big Loyalty
Meetings at Milwaukee
, 'Milwaukee. Wis., March 22. It was
thought probable that either Irvine
L. Lenroot or Joseph E. Davies, re
publican and democratic nominees, re
spectively, at the recent primary for
United States senator, would be asked
to withdraw during the course of a
meeting' of the Wisconsin Loyalty
legion, a nonpartisan organization,
this afternoon and evening.
Plans were made for seating about
1,000 delegates and two strong loyalty
programs were arranged for.
The managers of both nominess are
going ahead with preparations for an
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
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Omaha's Finest Woman's
." Apparel Store
THE HO USE OF
1613 Farnam Street
AU New Colors
This sale, the week before Easter, will make
Saturday the biggest day of the Season.
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President of Big Packing Firm
Declares It an Outrage That
Heney Should Be Allowed
to Go On Unchecked.
Chicago, 111., March 22. (Special
Telegram.) Louis F. Swift, presi
dent Swift and Company, today is
sued this statement regarding the
Federal Trade commission hearing in
, "The record of the Federal Trade
commission hearings at Omaha on
Wednesday, as published in the Oma
ha papers, indicates a'n attempt on
part of Mr. Heney, which even his
artful questioning did not fully ac
complish, to create the impression
that R.- Hurni went to his death as a
result of oppression by the big pack
ers. "We have for some time been the
victims of malicious inuendo in the
unwarranted inferences which have
been thrown out by Mr. Heney , at
the Federal Trade commission hear
ings, but this attempt to fasten upon
us the cause of a man's death, is
about the limit.
Calls It Outrage.
"I consider it an outrage against
decency that this kind of thing should
continue. As the matter of fact, as
Mr. Hurni's former attorney testified.
Mr. Hurni did not die of worry as
Mr. Heney tried t& demonstrate. Mr.
Hurni came to Sioux City with noth
ing and developed a good sized busi
ness and was worth considerable
money when he died. ,
"Prior to his death, he had been
in poor health for a few years and
had been trying to dispose of his busi
ness. His plant immediately adjoins
the property of the Sioux City Stock
Yards company. The company finally
agreed to take over the physical as
sets of the Hurni Packing company,
expecting in time to use the real es
tate for the extension of the stock
yards. In the meantime they leased
the plant to Swift & Co. who are
now operating . it upon the under
standing that they will vacate it at
the Stock Yards company's request
whenever it is wanted for stock yards
' Washington, March 22,-Sixty-two
names appear on today's list of cas
ualties among the American expedi
tionary forces, including two men
killed, in action and 13 missing
in artion. Fifteen men died of disease,
one was killed by accident, one died
of wounds, nine were severely
wounded and 21 slightly wounded.
The list follows:
Killed in actiort: Corporal Henry H.
Fall, (previously reported wounded.)
.. Private Richard Gross.:
Died of accident: Private Sylvester
P. Sullivan. '
Missing in action: Sergeant Joseph
Stonina, Corporals John J. Payne,
Edward E. Struck.
Privates Rudolf M. Backus. Barney
Bogin, William O. Carrender, Marius
Hansen, Hans Larsen, Aaeioert
Morey, Hugh "O'Neil, Samuel J.
Peters. Hector , E. Rolland, .John
Taracka. . . .
Died of Disease: Sergeant Michael
L. McElhinnv. pneumonia ;Corporals
Alfred H. Israel, pneumonia; Alfred
J. Renaud, pneumonia ;Privates Her
man Eeeen, meningitis; entries
Boggs, pneumonia; Ryland E. Brill-
Men's and Boys'
Clothing on Sale
Men's Suits, $25.00 d1 E
value; on sale. yrxiJ
Men's and Young Men's Suits,
Boys' Suits, all latest styles;
On sale $3.08 and 34.98
Shirts on sale $1.00 to $1.25
Shirts, $1.50 value; AO.
on sale 'oc
J. Helphand Mottling Co.
314-16 N. 16th Street
hart, pneumonia; Allen K. Hartman,
pneumonia; Henry K. Larsen, pneu
monia; Milton L. Michelson, pneu
monia; Walter H. Owens, meningitis;
Henry Perry, pneumonia; William T.
Robbins, pneumonia; Robert Smith,
pneumonia; Elmer Spears, heart farf
urt; John Trimble', tuberculosis.
Died of wounds: Private Boleslaw
Wounded severely: Lieutenant
Harry W. Goos, Corporal Harry G.
Stickler, Privates Stanley Aranxny,
Simon Gondola, Oliver W. Morrison,
James J. O'Donnell, Carl Anderson,
George B. Greer, Abraham Lepofsky.
Wounded slightly: Lieutenants
Lee Morgan Pickett, and Charles
Glenn Roberts; Chief Mechanican
George Lavictorie. Sergeant Ken
neth V. Hughes, Lonnie Winstead;
Corporals Floyd Heath, Elmer J.
Partlow, Jack Peavy; Mechanic Frank
E. Blossom; Privates Robert A. Fos
ter, Salvatore E. Beatrice, Edmund
Bielinski, Charley Cain, Leslie S.
Emerson, Basil Glass, Frederick V.
Gould, Oliver W. Holmes, Earl E.
Kastner, Mike Peoris, Michael Tytn
choke, Fred S. Yates.
America's Attitude Toward
Bulgaria to Remain Same
Washington, March 22. America's
attitude towards Bulgaria will not be
altered, at least for the present, by
operations of Bulgarian troops on the
Reports that Bulgarian units had
been brought up to the lines opposing
the British forces were received at the
State department without surprise and
without arousing any apprehension of
an immediate diplomatic change. It
was indicated that certainly until the
troops of the Balkan state, regarded
as Germany' tool, were actually used
against lines held by American troops
the present anamolous situation prob
ably would continue.
It is known, however, that sugges-
tions from foreign capitals have
reached Washington that the United
States should formally include Bul
garia among its enemies.
Some officials think nothing would
be gained by declaring war, even if
Bulgarian troops should be found
fighting against the American front.
They contend there is no advantage
in declaring war, and that there will
be a diplomatic advantage at the end
of the war in not having altered the
Two Spanish Vessels
Sunk bw German Sub
Washington, March 22. Sinking of
the Spanish xessels, the steamer Ar
pillao and the ship Begona by Ger
man submarines was reported today
in official dispatches from Barcelona.
The Begona was attacked while on
its way to Piraeus. The Arpillao was
sunk oft the Canary islands
Americans Mix With
Mexicans on U. S. Border
E1 Paso, Tex., March 22. Firing
across the border by Mexicans, near
Fabens, this morning, caused a strong
return fire from American troops on
border patrol, it was announced of
ficially at military headquarters here
Four Mexicans were believed killed.
There were no casualties of soldiers
on the American side, but one horse
was killed.' The Mexican band num
bered about 30, the report stated. The
encounter occurred between Polvo
Famous Actress Dead.
New York, March 22. Maggie
Mitchell, one of the most famous of
American actresses, died at her home
in this city today at tneageoioo.
VICTOR WHITE OOAL CO.,
1214 Farnam. Tel. Douglas 9.
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j Storage is Cheaper
So store your, household
goods, etc., in our fire-
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tprooi warenouse unui you
"Own Your Home"
1 & STORAGE CO.
Phone Douglas 4163.
806 South 16th St.
, Every Day
a nere Will aiuaay una many oug-
1 gestions for Charming Frocks.
The oncoming season nas Drougnt
with it a wealth of exquisice
new Foulards. Quite astonishing
so divers and so fascinating are
the designs. A variety to satisfy
the most fastidious tastes. Fou
lard gowns are certain to take
an important place among Spring
Fast colored shirtings in both
dark and light grounds. Attrac
tive patterns and colorings (33
inch) Particularly good values
for $1.25 $1.50 $2 $2.25
New light weight wool jerseys
for Snringtlme wear. Dependable
qualities in shades of sand, gray,
French blue, turquois - rose and
taupe. See them early while the
choosing is best.
for Your Approval
Silk ginghams and sunproof taf-.
fetas seem to dominate the field
in new parasols ;
Plain shades, plaids and stripes '
offer an " excellent range of
, choice. . - , , : :..
' Two New shapes are offered '
"Sunburst snd Rosemaid." With
the near approach of Easter
viewing parasols will be popular.
, ' I To tha left
as yo enter
Attractive New Styles
Every day new arrivals tend to
make the childrens wear sections -more
interesting Today we men
tion sweaters - several particular
ly fine groups for small people, in
Shetland wool, medium weight
wool and fibre.
If Fibre Sweaters in rose, corn
and . Copenhagen blue (2 to 6
year sizes) reasonable in price.
" I Shetland wool sweaters in pink,
, corn, light and Cope blue and
rose with .white or corn color
combinations (4 to 12 year sizes)
f All wool sweaters of medium
weight in numerous plain shades
and dainty combinations of col
or (2 to 14 year sizes)
Special Pricest on a group of
childrens sweaters (2 to 6 year
sizes) $1.19 $2 $2.35
Childrens Wear Third floor
On a popular model
Lily of France Con et
This particular model Is
one of the best for aver
age figures.'' The; style
(No. 1324x) is correct
for the new Season. The
materials are very high
class and the boning of
the best. Saturdays re
A Regular $5
It will he wise to take
' advantage of this offer.
for Easter Wear
Plain shades to harmonize with
ones footwear. Attractive drop
stitch, embroidered clocks and
exquisite lace and elusive novel
ties offer a range that will meet
Upon the quality depends the
' price "which in every instance is
Bath Tablets 8y3c cake
Powder De Riz 15c box
: Nail Enamel (cake) 15c
Lip Stick 15c , -
THOMPSpN,BElJJ - CCt
rS he fashion Center Jor WomgiV0
Everywhere Busy -Preparations for Easter
The best and only way to
really understand the
beauty of Spring Blouses
is to visit The Blouse
Store in person and view
them at your leisure.
A wealth of hand work and
exquisite details of finish
characterize the daintiest of
the new styles. Voiles and
Georgettes are remarkably
soft and graceful., Every,
blouse in our collection has
something to merit its appear
ance here. May we have the
pleasure of seeing you Satur
Pleasing Values from
$5 to $15
Gloves With an
In giving proper attention to
Easter costumes gloves can
not be overlooked nor can too
much care be taken to their
selection. Trefousse French
Kid aye unhesitatingly the
choice of many of Omahas
best gowned women because
they claim an undisputed lead
ership in the world of glove
fashions. . .
$2.2S to $3.25 'i
Expertly fitted. ' v''
of. Easter Millinery
It looms large on the present horizon and is not to
be neglected for the distinctive hat is surely the
crowning touch to every Easter costume.
Saturday the display of Easter hats is at its best. ;
Every prominent style is well represented. The ,
keynote being individuality, v
$5 $7.50 $10 $12.50 Upwards
Miladys Easter Suit
Fashionable Tailored Modes
The Vogue 6f the Easter Suits' finds us
prepared with very Complete Showings.
These few are typically Thompson-Belden
If A pleated back, belted pony suit
in blue mens wear serge is unde
niably smart. Price $25
f A Gathered back model is shown
in the fashionable sand shade of
gabardine Price $29.50
ft A strictly tailored suit of blue
serge is artistically simple and ef
fective Priced $35
The whole display embraces correct suit
fashions for the well dressed woman
who appreciates distinction in apparel
Prices' range from $25 to $125
With a comprehensive assortment of
styles fabrics and colors at each price.
No extra charge for alterations
The Utmost in Fobtwear
Sorosis Shoes, Pumps, Oxfords
You can depend upon Soiosis SHods for correct
and distinctive style, excellence of materials, per
. f ection of workmanship, cornf ort and moderation
of price. Your Easter Costume will be Correct
when Sorosis is your footwearM '
Complete Selections in Every Style
Brown Kid lace shoes $12 to $14 pair.
Dark gray Kid lace $11 to $14 pair.
Silver gray Kid lace shoes $14 a pair.
White Kid lace shoes $12 to $15
Patent and Dull Kid Pumps $-$7
Tan Kid Pumps are Priced $8
Oxfords - black, tan and gray $7 $8.
These particular models are tai
: lored - to an unusually fine de
gree. The skill of the best dress
making art has produced them
along very distinctive lines.
$25 $29.50 $35 to $65,
Fashionably new in Springtime
colors are the new petticoats.
Priced as low as $3.95 and from
that to $10.50 with many prices
In Tha Blouse
Store 2nd floor
Sheer crisp organdies for dress
blouses party frocks, collar and
cuff sets. Various qualities all in
plain white (45 inch) 75c to
$1.25 a yard
White good Section
Selections are complete and suf
ficiently varied to meet with ev
are as low as the qualities will
Womens ribbed lisle vests, shell
crochet tops 70c
Gauze union suits, low neck, fit
ted or wide knee 85c
Fine lisle union suits, fitted or
wide knee $1.50
Saturday April Sixth
Sees the starting of
Resolve to do your part
"Make a War Garden
Womens Overalls $1.19
Sun Hats only 19c
An Apron suited to garden
Others 79c up to $1.69
"Seeds that Grow"
(Nebraska Seed Co.'s)
Vegetable packets 5c
Six for 25c
Peony Roots only 7c
Rhubarb Roots 5c
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