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VOL. LVIII NO. 11.
; EdtfrMl M WMHt-ttaM May IS. iSM,
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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 1, X918.
By Mill (I Mt? Dlty. M M: , 12. Ml
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U :J LOJiriL
Ed "Gabe" Switzer and Agnes
Mullen Killed When Car at
High Speed Crashes
- Into Curb.
Two more deaths are charg-
fn ' the ftrtivitips of the
pootegger, 'according to the
statement of the police regard-
ng an automobile accident at
Chirty-fourth and Dodge
streets shortly after midnight
Sunday. Ed "Gabe" Switzer,
1624 Burt street, and Agnes
iMulIen were instantly killed.
D. Hozbin, 825 South Thirty-
sixth street, the only eyewit-
less of the accident, told the
police that the ill-fated car and
another car were racing down
Dodge street when the acci
dent happened. The other car
speeded away from the scene.
The f wreckcu car was driven oy
fames 'Ward, 1411 Chicago street
From the -story told by Hozbin to
bolice he evidently lost control of the
it which crashed Into the curb. The
ntire back end of the car collapsed.
fwo. telephone poles were snapped
ff before the car came to a stop.
' Man and Woman Arrested.
In the front seat with Ward were
Ed Wilkinson, 1718 Cuming street,
nd Lola Allen; 601 North Sixteenth
tret Miss Allen disappeared from
the scene of the accident before the
arrival of the police. She was arrested
later at her home and is being held
for investigation. Ward was found
by ' passing auto parties about a
iblock from the scene of the accident
and taken to the police station where
lie' ""fiT btirtsf held 'for investigation.
Wilkinson received a badly sprained
Liquor in Car.
Switzer and Miss Mullen were rid
ing jh the back seat and were thrown
worn the caf. The other three, rid
ing in the front seat, escaped without
injury except Wilkinson.
Switzer's neck was broken and the
base of bis skull fractured. Practi
cally, every bone in Miss Mullen's
'head-was broken and the entire rear
r i -i-.il j
01 inc SKuu cavcu w.
Ward L, Griffin and wife, 4120 Sara-
iOjra 'Street, returning from brand
Island, were stopped by Wilkinson
and removed Switzer to the Lister
hospital, but he was dead before
reaching there. They then returned
tor Miss Mullen, who was Kiuea in
stantly. . ,
Police allege the car was reeking
with the smell of whisky and a large
viuantity was spilled over the icar.
(Both Wilkinson and Ward admitted
thati, liquor was in the car, but re
fused to' tell where it had been pur-chased,-;
i . Thecaf had been rented for the
'evening from the Nebraska Service
garage, ; Nineteenth ana 1-arnam
Ward, Wilkinson and Miss Allen
were all held for investigation pendr
mg a coroners inqst.
"W. LyDtckcrson -of. the Prince
Auto company and Officer Hans
Bough lw' a thrilling chase from
Twenty-fourth street to Fortieth
I street on Cuming to capture P. H.
Mi11r 251 1 PVnnL-li'ii etroof Pr.1iV
W - Wl.Wt...
allege that Miller, traveling at a high
rate . of speed at Twenty-fourth and
i . i ... 1 1 1 1 ii-
j-wning Mtcei, BirucK viuiam waw-
Azynkiewiz, 4626 South Thirty-third
I street,-''who was crossing the street.
1 jj ....... t .i..
was captured afterta chase.. Waw
Synkiewiz, badly bruised .about the
body and legs, was taken home. Mil
der was arrested and charged with
.ast and reckless driving.
For Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas
.Fair v.Monday. and Tuesday, with
. Temperature! at Omaha Yesterday.
S a. m
7 a. m..
I a. m..
9 a. m..
10 a. m. .
It a. m. .
12 m.' i..
1 p. m..
2 P. m..
3 p. m..
4 p. m..
5 p. in..
6 p. m..
7 p. m..
. - V Comparative Loral Record.
" - 1918. 1917. 191. 1915.
Highest yeaterdav .. 7 100 92 80
fewest yesterday .. li 74 72 1
lean temperature .. . 65 87 82 70
Precipitation ..... .00 .09 .09 .28
' Temperature and precipitation departure!
Tom the normal:
formal temperature 75
Hficlency for the day 10
Total excese since March 1 680
"formal precipitation 15 inch
"Hsfielency for the day .15 inch
Total' rainfall since March 1.. 7.56 Inches
flclencr since March 1 .3 inches
ixeesa for cor. period. 1817 1.31 Inches
Vefielency for aor. period, 3916.. 1.73 Inches
v T A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
U. S. Senator Tillman
Stricken by Paralysis;
Recovery Is Doubtful
Washington, June 30. Benjamin
R. Tillman, democratic senator from
South Carolina, is seriously ill at his
home here. t His recovery is re
garded as doubtful. His left side is
completely paralyzed and he has
been suffering from cerebral hem
orrhage since Thursday.
TO ATTEND G.O.P.
E. D. Beach of Republican Cerv
tral Committee Makes An
nouncement on Return
Chaiman E. D. Beach, of the re
publican state central committee,
whose home is in Lincoln, was m
Omaha Sunday between trains, on his
way back from a conference in Chi
cago with Chairman Will xl. Hays,
of the republican national committee.
Mr. Beach has the positive assur
ance of Chairman Hays of his at
tendance at the state convention of
the republican party at Lincoln on
lulv 30. SL--.! .--....'v.-
Mr, Hays', who has attracted con
siderable attention throughout the
country because of his aggressive and
unique personality as evidenced by
his accomplishments both in patriotic
and republican party matters, expect
ed to be present at the loyalty con
ference in Lincoln last month when
Senator Lenroot spoke, but was pre
vented from doing so. His attend
ance, therefore, at the state conven
tion is expected to increase the num
ber of party leaders who would or
dinarily be present
Mr. Beach said that all of the state
chairmen and national committeemen
at the Chicago conference brought
the most encouraging reports to Mr.
Hays, who has himself spent consid
erable time recently in touring the
Twenty Survivors of
Troop Ship Dwinsk
Reach Hampton Roads
Washington, June 30. Arrival at
Hampton Roads, Va.( of 20 more sur
vivors ,of the British troop ship
Dwinsk, torpedoed and sunk 700
miles east of the Delaware capes last
June 18, was reported today to the
Navy department. Among them was
Lt. Ross P. Whitemarsh, U. S. N.
Twenty-three members of the crew of
148 still are missing.
The twenty men were picked up at
sea by naval vessels June 28, after they
had been for 10 days in an open boat
in' which they left the Dwinsk.
The transport's crew got away in
seven boats, all of which except one
have been accounted for.
Paris Bombed Again.
Paris. Tune 30. German airnlanes
made two attempts to raid Tans be
tween 11:50 o'clock Sunday night and
2:20 o'clock this morning. The first
attempt was unsuccessful. On the
second occasion the raiders dropped
several bombs on the outer suburbs.
KAISER TELLS HIS GUNNERS
Emperor Concerned for Safety of Mjbnk
Who Knows Burial Place of Prince fvlax
TO SPARE MONT DEfi CATS
With the British Army in France,
June 30. There is an interesting de
velopment in connection with the hos
tile shelling or the territory around
Mont Des Cats, where the famous
Trappist monastery is located. For
weeks the Germans have been
bombarding this Flemish elevation
Recently the German emperor
wrote a letter to the i German com
mander asking that Mont Des Cats
be spared because the aged prior of
the monastery was the only living
person who knew where the emperor's
relative, Prince Max of Hesse, had
been buried after his death in the
monastery in October, 1914. The
prince was attached to the cavalry
which occupied Mont Des Cats in Oc
tober after the outbreak of the war.
During an engagement with British
cavalry Prince Max was mortally
wounded and taken to the monastery.
World's First' Shipbuilder De
clares Middle West Always
Stimulates His Energy
"It is the enthusiasm, the energy
and the patriotism of the middle
west which .always stimulates me
whenever I pass through this part
of the country," said Charles M.
Schwab, director general of the
Emergency Fleet corporation and
steel king, as he spent 20 minutes in
Omaha Sunday morning between
He was on the way to make his
first tour of inspection of the build
ing of merchant ships on the Pa
"I never come to the middle west
without being tremendously inspired
by the spirit of your people," he said.
"And in this critical period of the
nation's history, the west, all parts
of it, is doing more than its share.
The Pacific coast is nobly respond
ing to its share of the shipbuilding
work." Mr. Schw'ab gave his per
sonal confirmation to Washington
dispatches that 100 ships would be
launched on July 4.
Launch 500,000 Tons Thursday.
Over 500,000 tons will be launched
next Thursday," he said. "This will
be more tonnage than the United
CHARLES M. SCHWAB.
States has launched in a whole year
before this." v
The man who began his career as
a stake driver for a surveying gang
of the Carnegie Steel company and
who rose to become president of the
United States Steel corporation and
president and chairman of the Beth
lehem Steel company, gave the im
pression of being extremely enthu
siastic over the shipbuilding program,
the general management of which has
been entrusted to him by the gov
ernment. Dressed in a gray suit,
with cap and soft collar, he strolled
about the Union station and in a
genial fashion answered 'questions
addressed to him by ntwspaper men.
Port of Omiha.
He laughed heartily when he was
asked why the government did not
take advantage of Onaha's facilities
as a shipbuilding center. "We have
a port here, a fleet lof barges and a
(Continued on rage Thfee, Column Three.)
While he waslbeing nursed by the
monks his comFades were driven from
the hill andthe British occupied it.
The prince died and was buried in a
certain plaice, the location of which
was not disclosed to the world.
The German emperor wrote a letter
to' the pope, in which lie asked for in
formation as to where the prince was
buried and requested the return of the
body. Tlie pontiff forwarded the let
ter to th ; monastery, and it was then
that the :mperor received the famous
reply n it until he had evacuated Bel
gium an 1 made just restitution would
he Icar i - the whereabouts of the
The e nperor now appears to be
worried that his guns may kill the
only mail able to give him the desired
information, but his request to spare
the pla?e seems to have met with
small response thus far,' for big shells
continue to break on the monastery.
Four Times Candidate
For Presidency Arrested
' On Charge of Sedition
I ! f tf 1
Clevelu.u, O-, June 30. iiugene
V. Debs, four times socialist candi
date for the presidency of the
United States, was arrested here
today by United States Marshal
Charles W. Lapp and Deputy Mar
shal Charles Boehme as he was
about to deliver a speech. The
arrest was made on a secret indict
ment returned yesterday in connec
tion with his speech at the socialist
state convention in Canton, O., June
16 last. ,
It is said the indictment con
tains ten counts under the espion
age act which provides a penalty
of 20 years in the penitentiary and
a fine of $10,000 and costs' for each
Debs was arrested when entering
the garden where the meeting was
held. No commotion was caused
as few persons were aware of what
was transpiring until after Mr. Debs
was taken to the federal building.
'WORK OR FIGHT'
Forty Rounded Up by Police
Preliminary to Making Omaha
100 Per Cent in Indus
"Work or fight." Every man within
the draft age today must engage him
self in some productive occupation or
join the colors. The order issued by
Provost Marshal Crowder became ef
fective today and preparations are
made to fully enforce the provisions'
in Omaha. ,
"Omaha will be but slightly af
fected," said Chief of Police M. F.
Dempsey. "We have been conduct
ing a campaign for several months
against loafers, and there are very
few now in the city who are not em
ployed. Those who are not employed
at productive occupations will be ar
rested on sight. This is no time for
leniency with this class and we will
see thae Omaha is 100 per cent
Police Saturday night raided two
places wrere young men are alleged
to have been idling. About 40 young
men were arretted and charged with
being inmates of an ill-governed
house. Sedition charges were filed
against two of the inmates, who po
lice allege are not working.
Seeking Other Employment.
Men employed in nonproductive
labor have been making arrange
ments to go to work in approved
businesses. Several have besieged
the police asking to continue in the
present employment until the July
draft quota is called. They allege
that it will work a hardship on them
to change at this time as they will
have trouble in securing work for the
short time remaining before they are
called to the colors.
Little complaint is heard by men
affected wha as a rule will start work
this morning in other industries. The
railroads apparently have the prefer
ence, although many men will leave
the city and seek employment on
farms. Packing houses and smelters
will be sought for employment by
many of the men. High wages paid
laborers on new buildings being con
structed will' lure the balance of the
Waiters and Taxi Drivers.
Waiters in night cafes and taxi
drivers will be replaced largely by
men over the draft age and men dis
charged from the army for physical
disability. Women will replace many
of the men employed on day shifts!
In several instances longer hours have
been started by employers who have
been unable to secure competent help
to replace men ordered to other em
ployment. Scarcity of help in Omaha has lured
many workmen from other cities. As
a rule they have reported at the po
lice station and informed officers that
they were in the city to seek work
and had no intention of attempting
to evade the "work or fight" order.
Baltimore, June 30. Cardinal Gib
bons celebrated today the beginning
of his 33d year as the cardinal arch
bishop and the anniversary of his or
dination to the, priesthood.
Death Toll of Building Collapse
and Fire in Sioux City May
Reach 50; Victims Are
Sioux City, la., June 30.
Burrowing deep under tons of
wreckage, firemen and volun
teers today removed 30 mere
bodies, from the wreckage of
the Ruff building, which col
lapsed yesterday afternoon at
Fourth and Douglas streets,
and announced that the toll of
the disaster may reach 50.
It is probable several per
sons were completely inciner
ated judging from tne condi
tion of most of the bodies re
moved this afternoon.
Tailing fiendishly, some of them so
weak they wobbled after their 22
hours' work, workers could see parts
of charred bodies still deep under the
smouldering timbers and so burned
they could not be sure whether they
were men or women.
Burned Alive in Wreckage. .
The opening of the Chain grocery
store, which was crushed under the
walls of the Ruff building, revealed
the extent of the disaster. Thirty
five volunteer motor trucks removed
debris so rapidly this morning the
ruins of the crowded grocery were
entered six hours ahead of schedule.
Men found in the ruins were burned
alive, pinned down by wreckage.
Cause of the disaster has not been
determined. Some of the persons
ivho were in the wrecked buildings at
the time of he collapse asserted that
it was due to an ammonia explosion
inthe Chain grocery or the Beau
mont market, while others asserted it
was due to reconstruction work
which was going on in the Ruff build-ing.'--'-
I"-. -r r-
W. J. Becker, vice president of the
Ruff company, said that the first
floor of the building had been low
ered eight to ten inches, but that this
work had been completed three days
ago. The walls of the building we're
not touched, Mr. Becker asserted.
List of Known Dead.
Following is the death roll?
Alfred J. Hanson.
Ole K. Roisum.
Ole E. Running, tailor.
Irs. Mabel Chavens, colored.
Ben G. Wood.
Mrs. Hester C. English.
Walter C. Nelson, 13-year-old son
of H. W. Nelson.
Merlie Kugel. .
Irs. Margaret Haley.
Helen Koehler, daughter of Mrs.
Koehler, South Sioux City.
Herman Federn. .
Roy Schueller, aged
iMrs. F. A. Lofliss.
J. P. Schriever.
Seven unidentified women, one
thought to be Mrs. Koehler of South
Seven unidentified men.
Former Russian Crown Prince
Now Reported Seriously III
London, June 30. The former
Crown Prince Alexis of Russia, ac
cording to German papers, is in To
bolsk, sever!y ill and unable to un
dertake his journey to Ekaterinburg,
where he planned to join his parents.
His sister, Tatiana, is caring for him.
VON SCHILLER, GERMAN POET,
Statue of Distinguished Teuton Visited
in the Night by Artists of Brush and Pot
IS GIVEN COATING OF YELLOW
Because he was a German poet, who
died 113 years ago, Johan Christoph
Friedrich Von Schiller was given a
coat of yellow paint.
This was not the real Johan Schiller,
nor yet his shade, which holds ghostly
vigil in the lonely graveyard of Mar-
bach, Wurtembcrg, Germany, who was
decorated with the pigment ot con
tumely. It was the statue of the
poet, which, perched on a pedestal of
granite, overlooks a sweep of the
Missouri river with the Iowa hinter
land in perspective, from a command
ing knoll in Riverview park.
The mobile profile of the poet, in
bronze, is covered with . a smear of
the yellow paint, as is also the sym
bolic lyre and wreath of bay leave?
on the pedestal and the pedestal it
self. It is the eastern side of the face
that has been colored, the side pre
sented to the sun and it gives the poet
a peculiarly jaundiced appearance.
The coat of paint was applied by a
FIGHT CARRIED TO
FOE IN MOUNTAINS!
BY GENERAL DIAZ
Strong Positions Gained at Vital Points and Enemy' Pre"
parations for Offensive Broken Up; German Artil- .
lery Hammering British Lines Before Amiens, ,
Near Albert and Northwest of Lens.' '
By Associated Press. ? - '
Attacking the Austro-Hungarian lines on - the Asiago
plateau the Italians have taken Monte Di Valbella and captured
809 prisoners and have held the position against repeated
counterattacks. "( : , !- - , '
This turn to the offensive came as' a surprise to the laymen
of the allied world, for it was believed that General Diaz would
be content to hold his lines in the mountains against a new,
offensive, intended by the Austrian, and Germans. ' ' . - V J !
The Italian attack was not limited to Monte Di Valbelli.
On the left bank of the Brenta, they captured the height of
Sasso Rosso, just north of the village of Valstagna. t V , , j
O These actions may 1 explain . the
Value at Omaha' Fixed at
$2.18; Change . .in Scale
Necessitated by Advance
in Freight Rates.
New York, June 30. New wheat
prices, necessitated by advanced
freight rates, were announced here to
night by the food administration
grain corporation. It was stated that
a minimum price of $2 a bushel for
No. 1 wheat aboard cars' in the inter
mountain territory will be made ef
fective; Details of the plan will be
made publir. sooni, f :.!
' The ' corporation's' BnAouncement
said that No. 1 wheat of the northern
spring hard winter, red winter, durum
and white grades will be sold in the
various markets at the following
basic prices:' ' . '
New York, $2.39; Philadelphia,
$2.39; Baltimore and Newport News,
$2.38.1$; Duluth and Minneapolis,
$2.2 lj.; Chicago, $2.26; St. Louis,
$2.24; Kansas City and Omaha,$2.18;
New Orleans and Galveston, $2.28;
Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Ore., As
toria, San Francisco and Los Angeles,
The price basis for No. 2 wheat will
be three cents bejow No. 1, and for
No. 3 four cents below No. 2. Grades
below No. 3 will be dealt in on sam
ple. Special classes fcf wheat, the com
mission said, will be sold on the fol
Dark hard winter, two cents above
hard winter; dark northern spring, tw
cents above northern spring; amber
durum, two cents above durum; yel
low hard winter, two cents under
hard winter; red spring, five cents
under northern spring; red wall, seven
cents under red winter; red durum,
seven cents under durum; soft white,
two cents tinder hard white; white
club, four cents under hard white.
Changes in federal grading stand
ards previously filed with the trade, it
was declared, are expected to result
in production of more high grade
wheat than in 1917.
Princess Theresa Given
Honolulu, June 30. A three-year
sentence was imposed yesterday upon
Princess Theresa Belliveau, found
guilty Monday by a jury in the terri
torial court of a charge of conspiracy
to commit forgery in connection with
the filing of an alleged will of the late
Queen Liliuokalani. Her attorneys
gave notice of their intention to ap
peal the case. ' .
mysterious vigilance committee which
invaded the prk during the night,
unobserved, except by the same moon
which looked down on, the ruined
towns, cathedrals and historic places
of France, ravaged by the vandal
It meant nothing to those who ap
plied the paint that Schiller rebelled
against militarism and military edu
cation in his youth and that he reck
lessly assailed Duke Karl, of Wurtem
burg, originator of the "Karl-schule,"
with its rigid, soulless discipline. -
It imeant nothing to them that
Carlyle, said of Schiller: "He was a
high ministering servant at truth's
altar and bore him worthily in the
office he held."
The vigilance committee wanted to
express its feelings against the Ger
man, and had the members known of
the existence of the Linden tree inside
the iron fence a short distance north
of the bust of Schiller, they might
have torn it up, root and branch.
failure of the Italians to pursue the
Austrians across the Piave when on
June 23, the enemy fled from the"
west bank with a haste that indicated
something of demoralization.
:' Cain Vital Positions, k
General Diaz probably has expected
the heaviest enemy blow along the
mountain . front, which is tll kev ' to
the Italian situation," In. attacking h
has carried the fight to the foe, gained
strong positions a vital points and
broken up some of the preparations
made by the enemy for an offensive. .
It is not believed General' Diaz
plans to go further than local ob
jectives,' but if he should make much
progress ,on ' the Asiago plateau h
would be able , to take under his ar
tillery fire the railroad paralleling tho '
battle line and running along the
Brenta river east of Lake Caldonazzo,
This line is the connecting link be
tween the Piave and Adige fronts -and-if
the Italians could dominate it,
the Austrian system of communica-.
tions would bo. seriously impaired.
1 French Continue "KibbUng.' , '
. The French are ,'ofjtinuiug their
"nibbling"- north of the ,MarnKri-- -day
they swept the Germans from tho"
environs, of Villers-Cottereti: forest,
southwest; of. Soissons. .1 Saturday .
night they attacked the German lines .
a-little to the north of, .the, Clignan"
river and just to the. left of positions ;
held by Americans. ,A long ridge be
tween the .villages of . Mosloy, and
Passy-En-Valois was , occupied ' and
265 prisoners taken. Near St. Pierre'.!
Aigle, the French .positions were im-'. '
proved by a local attack ' ' v
The. British repulsed an enemy
assault near Merris, near where the
Germans were driven back east of
Nieppe forest: Friday: ;The' British
official "statement mentions heavy
German' artillery fire before Amiens,
near Albert; north of the Scarpe, near
Arras, and in the region of Festubert,
northwest of Lens. ;';:-' , .
The official" statement issued at
Berlin says that artillery firing has -increased
between the Yser and the
Marne, which includes virtually all '
of the active battle zone. . i C'.
There is a report Alexis Romanoff,
son of the former Russian emperor,
is aljve,- notwithstanding dispatches I
telling of his recent death.
Germans Beginning .
To Learn Vital Part.
.Atlantic City, N. J.,!June 30. The
vital part which America is playing
in the world war has at last begun
to dawn upon the people of Germany;
despite the efforts of. the German
government to conceal ft, Lord Read
ing, British ambassador, declared in ;
a speech tonight before the Maryland
state bar association. ;,
"I observe that in the reicjistag and
throughout Germany," he said, "it is '
now known that a new, vital dom
inant force has not only entered into
this war, but is determined to throw
all it possesses into the scale for the
ideals upon which its political sys
tem is based and which are the only
principles for which America has ever
been drawn into war." . '
Victory Depends Upon Thrift;
S. W. Straus Tells teachers
Pittsburgh, June 30. Declaring the
United States has reached the time
when all economic problems must be
solved by thrift, Sf W. Straus, presi
dent of the American Society for
Thrift, told delegates to the prelim
inary session of the National Educa
tion association that victory for this
country in the war depends upon
systematic saving and conservation of
every resource. The association's
56th annual convention will open here
Monday afternoon. - s . ;
Mother of Herman Peters ; ?
Dies flear Grand. Island
Herman H. Peters, former prpprie-.
tor of the Merchants hotel, .was"
called to Grand Island Friday by.the
serious illness of his mother, who was
88 years old. He reached the bedside
in time to see her alive as she died
Saturday ttoon. -
Mrs. Peters' Is survived by four
sons, Peter, Herman B Henry and
Fred, and by one daughter, witii
whom she lived on a farm near Su
Labori, north of Grand Island. '
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