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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1918.
NAMED QN ARMY
Charles W. Mitchell of Hold
. regs, Neb., Reported Se-
verely Wounded; Ten
Killed in Action.
Washington. May 13. The casualty
list today contained 96 names, di
yided as follows:
Killed in action, 10; died of wounds,
P; died of accident, 2; died of disease,
5; died of other causes, 1; wounded
severely, 12; wounded slightly, 19;
piissing in action, 33. ,
t Lieutenant Guy Raymond Forbes
of Minneapolis died of disease; Lieu
tenant Walter X. UUonohue, Mart
ford, Conn., was slightly wounded;
Lieutenant Joseph P. Burke, Pitts
. Jon, Pa., is missing in action.
; Captain R. M. Deming, Ballston
; Spa, N. Y, previously reported miss
ing, Is now reported prisoner.
The list follows:
' Killed in Action Sergeanti Martin Cotter,
Chicago, I1L; Uwli W. bagle, Zaneavllls,
O.) Corporal Clyd Clark, Atlanta, tnd.;
Mechanic Christ Koth, Herat, Wla.; 1'rl
vatea Albert O. Dalle)', Arvllia, N.
1).; . Philip J. Brady. New Haven,
Conn.; Leonard Leo Dalton, Brooklyn, N.
T. John W. ForrMter, Mountain City,
Tenn.i Cyril Krea, New York City; Elmer
V. Miller, Hoopeetown, 111.
Died of Wound Corporal! William C.
Shodea, Wheeling, W. Va.; Jamea J. Tier
Bey, Chelsea, Man.; Trlvatea Arthur Vi
vian Dlckaon, New Mllford, Conn.; Ed
nond LaBlanc, Naihua, N. H.; John W.
Murphy, Jamaica i'lalna. Ma.; John A.
Ort, UOt South Third atreet, Omaha, Neb.;
Bol Schuater, Afton, Wyo.; John Hlttelotta,
lindicott N. T.; Kenneth H. Toothmun,
.. Appla Alley, Cumberland, Md.
Died of Diaeaao Lieutenant Ouy Ray
mond Forbea, Mlnneapolla, Minn.; Cook
Victor Hugh O'Rourke, Mountalndale, Ore.;
Privatea Paul C Davla, Kl Jlver, Minn.;
Grata Duke. Campton, Ga.l Bam Uullo,
- JJnfuargloiaa, Italy.
Died of Accident Privatea Henry O.
, Black. Monteiuma, Colo.) Alojiy Kublckl,
Mancheater, N. H.
Died Other Cauaet Prlvata Pierra P.
. Seaaud, rail Elver, Masa.
Twelve Severely Wounded.
" Wounded Severely Seraant John L.
iobnaon, Preaton, Kan.; r'rancla Nugent,
Waihburn, la.; Corporala Paul E. Allen,
.'" Woroeatar, Maaa.; Thomaa A. Carroll, Cln
lnnatl. d.t Thomaa N. Btack, Still iliver,
' r.onn.; Privatea Tlra N. Caatlo, Alger, O.;
Walter W. Hardy. New York City; Orady
' Vf. Knight, Oglethorpe, Ua.; "Samuel A.
MoAuley, Wlndior, Locka. Conn.; Sam
Mich, Sawyer, N, D.J Charlea W. Mitchell,
Holdrega, Neb. Carl Kelnhardt, Iietrolt,
Wounded Slightly Lieutenant Walter T.
O'Donohua, Hartford, Conn.; Sergeant Naw
ton Petera, Klyrla, O.) Corporal Tracy
Miller, Tlconderoga, N. T.; Mechanic Ed
win J. Lasky, Mancheater, N. H.; Private
William Bartlea, Waterloo, O.j Oalo B.
I'lymer, Rawaon, O. '
Mlaalng In Aotlon Lieutenant Joaepli F.
Burke, Plttaton Pa.; Sergeante rrauk I
Smith, Revere, "Maea.; Harold W. Tucker,
Providenca, R. I.; Corporala Melvln It. Cart
1 von. Jamaica, Plain, Maea.; Franklin J.
lmonoiton. Masa.t Krto A. Leo, Provi
dence, R. I.I Henry B- Wood New York
City.) Bugler Nelaon Water. New Haven.
Conn,; Privatea Tony Uardtnella, Middle
town, Conn.; Perclval Bnrne. Wert Haven,
Conn: Frank Butler, New Haven, Cpnn.
William B. Cardell. Cranston. II. l.X Clyde
U. Charrette South Deerfleld, Maw.; Kll
)h C. Colllna, Warwick, R. I.; Frank t)aly.
Hyde Park, Man.; Albert I)t, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; Oliver T. Elliott, T. riiuoit, noaion,
. . ...... I w..i.ttn fttfttrnl VftllH. H.
I.j Antoln Oagnon. Bristol. Conn.; Albert
Carina, .HI Jonnnoury, verinoni; uu
1 .nVi . Una JimM I. Good
In. kverett. Ma.; Fred Hager, Prospect,
Conn.! trua until, xuiauicion. Ln., jnr
hart Hail. dullford, Conn. ArthurP. Hcon,
. St Johnabury, Pa., '
TO COAST CUT BY
i DIRECTOR M'ADOO
Washington,' May 13. Director
ftrneral McAdoo todav ordered cur-
' lailment of trans-continental passen
,.: rer schedules from Chicago west, ef-
, fective June 2, to save 11,728,000 train
miles a year, by eliminating competi
tion and cutting down running sched
ules. ' i 1 ' '
, The curtailment, with reductions
previously made, are expected to re-,
suit in a saving of about $1,000 000 a
year. Under the new arrangement
the Santa Fe will be the principal road
parrying passenger traffic from Chi
cago to Los Angeles, the Chicago &
Northwestern, Union Pacific and
. Southern Pacific to San Francisco, the
Burlington and Northern Pacific to
Portland, Ore., and the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul to Seattle.
Fast trains will make the trip to all
four Pacific coast terminals in 72
hours and secondary trains in 78
hours, lixtra fares now charged on a
few fast trains will be eliminated,
A P I ! j I was glad enough to get Blighty, 1
A Lommon ooiaier s w fecIing 80 good thatitdid
good that it didn't
Rpritnl n( Thrillmd I secm Pssible- However. I was worse
IXtLllUl Ul I HlllUUg , . t thoueht. and the Doc knew it
I was now a walking patient, but the
tag on my coat was the same. After
another slow ride we hit Calais and
were loaded on a hospital ship and
got under way immediately. On the
way across we were escorted, by four
torpedo boats another precaution
against the human Hun, who loves to
sink a thousand wounded as well as
anything l.c knows about and we all
had to wear life belts. We crossed
in two hours and spent the time cuss
ing the Germans, eating one large,
luxurious Red Cross dinner and look
ing for the coast of England.
The docks were crowded. So was
the station. So were tbe streets. It
is one of the things that the English
seem never to lose enthusiasm over
greeting the wounded when they
come back. It is one of the things
the Germans can't understand. I
have been told by people returning
from Germany that the wounded are
kept away from Berlin and the larger
centers of population because the
sight of many casualties would 'dis
courage the folks at home. It works
the other way with the British. When
they read their casualty lists or see
their crippled men coming back they
get mad clean through. The sight
strikes no fear into their hearts.
Every wounded man they see puts a
new determination into their souls,
and. they are just so much more eager
to go out and win. The Englishman
may be stupid and slow. But the
harder you lick him the stronger he
comes back. lie never knows when
he is beaten. As a New Orleans doc
tor who took care of me at Chatham
"He's the fightingest fool in the
The mob at Dover was roped off so
they couldn't get at us; but, how they
did cheerl It made me glad that I
had been over and done my bit. I
had been away for 17 months and had
been through hell and repeat, and
hadn't expected to see Blighty again.
It sure made the lump come up in the
throat and the tears come into the
eyes that reception at Dover.
Another short ride in a Red Cross
train landed us in Canterbury. An
other reception here. We were loaded
into ambulances, and on the way to
the hospital people rushed into the
streets and threw flowers to us. The
ambulance I was in, a ''Tin Lizzie."
broke down and I walked -the last half
mile to the hospital.
' I was in Canterbury for six days
and had a chance to visit the cathe
dral, after which I was shifted to
Chatham. I was beginning to get fed
up on this moving around. There
was the same red tape and formality
of registration at each new place. I
imagine a weak patient would get all
worn out. As it happened, this was
my last move.
At Chatham I fell into it cushy.
When I went into the medical office
I saw the M. O. sitting back to me
at a desk. He had on an American
service hat. I motioned to him and
whispered to the sister:
She said yes, and I whispered:
Adventures in the
Terrific Struggle for
By ARTHUR JAMES M'KAY.
(Copyright. itlV by Small. Maynard & Co.,
Arthur Jamra McKay, "Hhellproof Mack,"
rnliatrd in nn Kngllnh bantam rrglmrnt
after the elnklng of the I.iwltanln and upon
reaching the front lean wounded twice and
III application for dlwharga wa torn
np upon deliberation and be went bark to
the front to participate In the battle of
Meeninr ridge. When the l.OtiH.OOd pound
of ammonal tre dkarhargrd to blow up Hill
flu Mark and hi rnmradr go over the top
In the faro of heavy fire and Kmc about
20 per rent of the men In caaunltira.
A long rent wa ordered for the men In
reserve billet but at the expiration of two
week they experienced their tint air raid
but came through It creditably. They took
over the firat line from Hcotttxh battalion
which failed to accomplish their objective
and went Into action.
While trying to racape the Oman ahrap
nel Mack hide In a tierman trench. Ilia
whole company la almost wiped out 4n this
action. After two day Mark la aanlgned to
a detachment aaalgned to capture a num.
ber of tierman "plll-boxe." While aeeom
pliahlng thi Mack I gaaaetl.
An air raid I taged by the German on
Mark' flrht night there and 2 were killed
and 45 wounded. Fourteen of Ihe dead
were tierman under treatment t the boa-
The bombing of the hopltal wa rlaed
a an act of reprlaal by a (ermnn officer In
retaliation for the shelling of a German Red
t.ro train ued to bring up reaerve troop.
I was at the C. C. S. for nine days
and had a hard time of it. I suffered
with my lungs for four or five days
and then got a little better, but the
gas had nearly put my eyes out and
all the mucous surfaces were raw
nose, mouth and, the doctor said,
'way down inside me lungs, stomach,
and bo on. I had to wear blue gog
gles and a shade and expected to go
At the end of nine days I was com
ing atong pretty well and wanted to
sit up. Judging from former experi
ence, I expected to be sent back into
the line as soon as I got my feet un
der me, but the M. O. thought differ
ently. He tagged me, "Phthisis and
debility. Serious. Lying." And the
next (lay I was carried on to a Red
Cross train which came right into the
camp. There were a thousand pa
tients aboard. We didn't know where
we were going, nor did the nurses.
Every man had a package of fags
and an orange, and the nurses made
us all comfortable. After a slow ride
of five hours we brought up at a
place called Etaples.
There are a number of hospitals
here and I landed in the British hos
pital No. . The Red Cross people
sure did make us comfortable at Eta
ples, as everywhere else. I got better
vey fast and was leclmg so gooa tnat
I was more than surprised one day
when the M. O. came ( around and
"Mack, I am going to send you on
a little trip."
"What kind of a trip?" I asked.
"Blighty," said he.
Well, say, 1 nearly had shell-shoclc.
She fairly shouted:
"Oh, Lieutenant Coleman, here's a
The lieutenant jumped up and
grabbed me by the hand and nearly
pumped my armoff. He had been
ihere only 10 days and I fancy he
was lonesome. He quartered me in
the best hut on the grounds in the
flower garden near his office. I had
been there only two days when I had
a relapse and was in bed for more
than a week. Dr. Coleman used to
come in and sit on my bed in his
off hours and we would swap yarns
about God's country and talk about
places we both new in Boston and
New Orleans, where he came from.
While at Chatham I had several
automobile rides out in the country
and was invited out to tea quite often.
There were concerts in the auditor
ium twice a week, and life for the con
valescents was pretty pleasant. For
that matter the men in bed had a
better time than they had ever ex
pected to see again. It was almost
worth while getting wounded. We
got the best of everything in the way
of fruit and tobacco ani the nurses
were very kind.
Visitors did a good deal for us, too.
Opinion was about equally divided
among the Tommies as to whether
visitors' day was a blessing or a
nuisance. Most of the men hated to
be put on exhibition and to have to
I, myself, thought it was a lot of
fun. Some of the answer that a
wounded soldier shoots back at an
imperticnt visitor are sharp and to
There was a little Cockney in the
next bed to me, who had had the
end of his nose nipped off by a bul
let. He hadn't any to much to' begin
with, andhe was sore about it. His
face was all plastered up. Also he
hadi an abdominal wound that kept
him on his back.
One day an old woman, one of
those well-meaning, inquisitive, aris
trocratic dames, came in. she had a
huge, high-bridged nose, one of those
beaks that are so common among the
British upper classes. She evidently
liked to stick that nose, into other
people's business. Anyway she went
up to Tommy and said:
"My good man, where are you
Tommy thought that the paster on
his facewas answer enough, and he
"Come, my good fellow," says the
old woman. "Tell me where your
Tommy looked up with contempt
in his eye. ' ' J
"Lady," he says.' "if the bullet 'it
you where it Jit me 'there woulda'
be nothing left of you."
Visitors always ask two questions,
and we always try to have an answer
ready for them.
The first is: "Are you wounded?"
which is a fool question to ask a
man who is in bed in a hospital. The
second is: "Did you ever kil a Ger
man?" .That is a natural enough
question. I have yet to meet a per
son that doesn't ask it, but it gets
DISEASE FATE OF
Horrible Outrages Inflicted on
Italians Taken Prisoner by
Austrians; Wounded Men
Left to Die.
Washington, May 13. Italian pris
oners in Austria are subjected to hor
rible outrages, a dispatch to the Ital
ian embassy from Rome today says.
"Never in the history of the civil
ized world have such outrages been
registered," it says. "The whole thing
seems to be a systematic effort on the
part of Austria to destroy the man
hood of Italy. Austria is endeavoring
in every possible way to surpass in
cruelty and ferocity all of its accom
plices." LEFT TO DIE.
The dispatch says Italian prisoners
have been stripped and left without
food or care if wounded. Most of
them die of hunger and of plague.
Tuberculosis is raging and thou
sands of consumptives fill the concen
tration camps. When their condition
becomes desperate the prisoners are
returned to Italy in exchange for Aus
trian prisoners whose condition in
Italian camps has improved.
In the last 300 prisoners sent back
to Italy from Austria all were suf
fering from tuberculosis in a very ad
vanced stage, the dispatch declares.
Two Omaha Corporals Are
Ordered to Training Camp
Corporals John F. Hallowell and
William L. Hysong, members A the
Omaha army recruiting party, have
been ordered to Camp Grant, 111., to
the Fourth Officers' Training camp.
Hallowell attended the agricultural
college at Ames, la., prior to his en
listment, and Hysong also is a col
They were the only members of the
party recommended for training at
the officers' camp.
-BOSTON, MASS. l
I Offers All That is -
Best in Hotel Life f
I Recognized as the Head-
quarters of Boston's Rep-
1 resentative Visitors from
I every state in the union. 1
L. C. PRIOR
Coffee Named to Aid in
. -T Probe of Air Production
Washington, May 13. C. S. Coffee
of Chattanooga was named a special
investigator today to assist Asstsfant
Attorney General W. L. I'rierson,
conducting the Department of Jus
tice's aircraft investigation.
The resolution of Senator Chamber
lain of Oregon, chairman of the sen
ate military committee, directing the
committee to investigate aircraft and
other activities, will be brought be
fore the senate tomorrow.
No serious objection to the resolu
tion apparently has developed and
committeemen said they expected it
would be adopted after short debate.
Canadian Veterans to Speak -:
In Interest of Red Cross Drive
Sergeant J. Thompson and Privates
Hand and Carleton, Canadian sol
diers, who have seen service with the
British forces in France, arrived in
Omaha Monday. They will start
Tuesday on a tour of the state to
speak in the interest of the 6econd
Ked Cross drive.
William Sheldon Sentenced .
; To 10 Years in Penitentiary
William Sheldon was sentenced to
10 years in the penitentiary by Judge
Redick Monday morning. He was
convicted of a statutory crime.
0!3 M. Olsen is Appointed
! Secretary to Mayor Smith
Ole M. Olsen, 2507 Farnam street,
lias been appointed as secretary to
Mayor Smith. Mr. Olsen lias been
secretary of a plumbing company.
Former Chicago Woman Dies.
London, May 13. Mrs. Harry Gor
don Selfridgc, wife of the London
merchant, formerly of Chicago, died
last nigbt at Highcliffe Castle, the
country place of the Selfridges near
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V-!!wlL When the details of its construction are explained, it re- AAWl
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with women; it is operated without strain or ex-
Aj It is the most economical car on the market, i
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With the American Army in France,
May 13. Three American scouts yes
terday attacked a German strong
point in the Luneville sector in which
enemy snipers had a nest and had
been operating with such success that
several Americans had been killed by
The scouts found the point held by
an officer and 12 men. The party at
tacked the Germans, killing the offi
cer and four men. The officer's
papers, which were captured,' in
cluded a German code and other
documents from which important in
formation was obtained. The scouts
retired when German reinfor:ements
Upon the return of the scouts, 25
Americans crossed the German posi
tions and resumed the fighting. The
report of this encounter had not been
received up to this forenoon.
Probe of Farm Machinery
Cost Urged in New Bill
Washington, May 13. Investiga
tion by the Federal Trade commission
of the production and supply of agri
cultural implements, and of the prices
farmers are compelled to pay for ma
chinery is authorized in a resolution
introduced today by Senator Thomp
son of Kansas and adopted by the
The resolution provides for an in
quiry as to the existence of "any un
fair methods of trade Or competition"
and "any act, combination, agreement
or conspiracy" to control prices of
farm implements, and for an investi
gation as to whether farmers "are re
quired to pay an unreasonable price
for the things they are required to
purchase and use on the farms in the
production of food products and
whether they are prevented thereby
from making a fair profit for their
labor and money expended toward
Kidneys Retain Poisons
Whenever the excretory product of
the kidneys is not promptly and nat
urally passed, you may be absolutely
sure you are retaining vile poisons in
your system. This fact is manifested
by terrible headaches and backache;
by dizziness, dry, harsh skin, fevei
and chills; by failure to void the poi
sons although the desire is strong;
by irriated condition of the passage;
by rheumatic pains, etc. If you will
take a great physician's prescription,
you will relieve your system of ths
poisons, allay irritation, restore nor
mal and natural urination, and get
on the quick
ROAD TO HEALTH!
Sold by all druggists. Adv.
Be Careful in Using
Soap on Your Hair
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali, which is very
injurious, as it dries the scalp and
makes the hair brittle.
The best thing to use is just plain
mulsified cocoanut oil, for it is pure
and entirely gfeaseless. It's very
cheap, and beats the most expensive
soaps or anything else all to pieces.
You can get this at any drug store,
and a few ounces will last the whole
family for months.
Simply moisten the hair with watei
and rub it in, about a teaspoonful is
all that is required. It makes an
abundance of rich, creamy lather,
cleanses thoroughly, and rinses out
easily. The hair dries quickly and
evenly, and is soft, fresh looking,
bright, fluffy, wavy, and easy to
handle. Besides, it loosens and takes
out every particle of dust, dirt and
or ultimate cost?
THE 5-ton Pierce-Arrow truck is the highesjt
priced truck on the market. The 5-ton Pierce
Arrow truck is the cheapest truck to buy on
Every one delivers more than the service expected
of it. It delivers without interruption over a leng
period of years. It delivers a given aggregate of
work in the least time. On these, true economy
is based. Initial price is an incident in the end
There is more opportunity for comparative tests
in the contracting business than in any other. So
the Pierce-Arrow record, serving contractors, is es
pecially significant. Here are typical examples:
The Holbrook-Cabot-Rollins Corporation,
working on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Dry
Docks, the Catskill Aqueduct and New York
Subways and on skyscraper foundations, tested
thoroughly the Pierce
Arrow atd three other
makesof tracks. They
bought 16 Pierce
Arrowsandnoneother since they bought the
(intone. Id Terminal
excavations in New
ark these trucks 9aved
550 day for 90 days
and paid for- thera
' selves in this operation.
The McKehy-Hine Construction Company in a trial test of a Pierce
Arrow truck delivered S90 tons of sand in 10 hours on a round trip haul
of VA miles. The truck deliv
ered SI i tons daily for If 5 days.
The average cost, 6 cents
ton, cut previous costs $36.50
a day, savin; $3313.50 on this
We have actual records of Pierce-Arrow trucks Id
many businesses. Ask us what experiences we
have had with conditions like yours.
The only safe comparison is the comparison of
actual service under identical conditions.. When
ever such tests have been made between leading
. makes of trucks, the Pierce-Arrow has invariably
delivered the greatest aggregate for the least cost-
in work done, in time saved, operatingand main
tenance expense or minimum of idle time. All
the big Tierce-Arrow installations were made on
this basis of proven efficiency.
J. T. Stewart Motor Co.
Distributors, Omaha, Neb.
2048-52 Farnam St
Phone Douglas 138.
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