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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY; JULY 3, 1918.
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Occasional Diseased Animal
Sold to independents, But
Operators ; Not Wilfully
Guilty, , Is Holding.
The net result of the city councils
Investigation " of the independent
packing plants is that the city's in
spection has not been adequate; that
.an occasional diseased animal was
none of these operators has know
ingly or wilfully sold meat of di
seased animals tor tood purposes,
The city . commissioners endorsed
. Commissioner Ringer in his stand for
Improved inspection and they will ap
prove a plan-to increase the city's
inspection itan 10 protect im uutn.
and also require the independents to
cither obtain federal inspection or
improve the sanitation of their plants.
The investigation engendered a
sharp exchange of words between
Commissioners Butler and Ringer.
The majority, however, took the po
sition that whatever derelictions the
independents may have been guilty
of were due to the city's lax inspec
Oft the witness stand Tuesday af
ternoon Health Commissioner Man
ning corroborated Commissioner
'Ringer's statement that a week ago
Steve Vail, one of the independents,
declared that the city inspection had
been better prior to May 1, 1917,
which caused a ripple of laughter.
"Would you have i infer that we
: ihquld administer stimulants to our
Inspectors to get the best results?"
tsked Commissioner Butler.
"It would seem that way," the
health commissioner replied.
"Do you mean to put the stimu
lants into tha viscera?" Attorney
Henry Murphy asked.
, "It depends Into which viscera you
put them," Dr. Manning said.
"That's a, hot one," remarked Chair-
man Ure. ;
Dr. Herrold on Stand.
Dr. W. C Herrold, newly appoint
ed slaughter house inspector for the
city, testified that he was familiar
with the Union Stock yards through
years of service with the United
States bureau of animal industry.
He insisted' that every animal intend
ed for food should have a postmor
tem inspection and he testified that
it had been common talk about the
yards that the public had not been
fully protected by adequate ' inspec
tion at the independent plants. '
A. E. Blaufuss, formerly city in
spector, admitted that, he may have
missed sbme carcasses during his in
spections, as the work was too much
, for himself and another inspector. ..
Fred Lightfoot, cattle salesman,
testified that he had sold inferior cat.
tie to the independents. He stated
that these small packers bid on the
inferior stuff because they can this
class cheaper. Some animals, which
had been sold to independents.'
Ringer Makes Statement.
Commissioner Ringer, whose
charges at a council meeting, precipi
tated the investigation, mate this
closing statement: "The evidence
has substantiated my statements and
has shown that stuff that was unfit for
food was found. There is no question
that there has been insufficient inspec
t ion. George Hoffman testified that
there were periods of days when no
jvvivi (&kaiu t Ills vTUniC
meat ha gone through without in
spection and it has been shown that
diseased meat went to the Omaha mar
ket My statements were made with
out malice and for the purposce of ob
tatning better inspection tor the pro
tection of the public. The inspect
rs did their work by telephone on
some da vs." -. .. ,
: Commissioner Butler insured (hit
there had been no evidence to show
that the indeoendenta boucrht AU
aeased cattle or that the city inspect
ors had been derelict in their duty.
"WILD .BEAST AT
: LARGE " MINISTER
BOHAR LAW SAYS
(Continued From Fr Ona.)
hospital ship), went aboard the sub
marine first, remaining perhaps five or
10 minutes. Then they came after me.
The second officer of the submarine
grabbed me by the hand and I was
jerked aboard, a bone in my foot be
ing oroKen. - -
I ascertained afterward that the
ermans had questioned Sylvester as
The Bee's Fund for
Free Milk and Ice
Have you made your contribution
to help the helpless little babies and
small children ot the very poor wno
suffer ao in the beat of summer?
It is one of the most satisfactory
things to give to. Every cent you
give goes to buy the necessities of
milk and ice for some little one who
couldn't have them if you did not give.
Each case is carefully investigated by
nurses of an organization that is in
touch with these cases constantly.
It is precisely as though you bought
the milk yourself and held the bottle
to the lips of the hungry little one.
The need is great Will you send
in a contribution NOW? Any sum
from 10 cents to $5.00 is asked. Send
or bring it to The Bee office.
Previously acknowledged $205.50
Geo. Woodruff, Ulysses. Neb. 3.uo
Mrs. L. J. Nelson...! 5-00
Total '.i $216.75
Fof Nebraska Fair . Wednesday
with continued high temperature;
Thursday generally fair; cool in east
ern portion at night
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to whether a wireless metsage had
been dispatched, asking for assistance
and about American flying officers. I
was taken to the conning tower and
kept standing about three minutes
while I was interrogated by the Ger
man commander regarding my being
a medical officer. I saw eight or ten
men while aboard. All of them spoke
English. Finally they sent me back
to the lifeboat, my story laving tai
led With Sylvester's.
"This seemed to surprise the
Germans, as they pretended to be sure
that aviators were aboard. I have my
doubts about this belief being genu
ine, my idea being that the Germans
simply used this as a pretext for the
torpedoing of theLlandovery Castle.
Kuns jjown wrecxage.
When the second officer returned
to the lifeboat the submarine began
running down the wreckage and any
"The submarine," a little later maae
for us, missing our stern by two feet.
I believe the Germans tried to ram
us, but why they did not shell us
down we could not understand. Af
ter our experience we all agreed their
first intentions were to sink without
trace, but why they spared us is in
explicable unless it was because most
ot the survivors in our boat are men
of the seas, and they tell there -Is
a sort of free masonry among them.
"As the submarine disappeared we
heard ten or twelve shots, one over
our. heads. I shall never forget the
cries of the helpless men in the water
clinging to the wreckage that night.
If the Germans had not delayed us
we- would have been able to assist
Boat With Nurses capsized.
I was in the smoking room when
we were torpedoed. I first went to
the state rooms of several nurses,
but all were empty. I saw several
nurses ascending the companion way,
but never got another glance of. the
women although one survivor said
that he saw a boat with twelve of
"Despite the 'darkness there waj no
panic and no cries for help until an
individual reached the water. My
boat was the last to leave.
"The Llandovery Castle began set
tling rapidly, first listing and then
iiraignrening ncrseii as me now oe-
gan pointing skyward. We were
within 40 feet as she settled, going
down so gradually, that we did not
notice any suction. My last glimnse
of the ship showed the bow sticking
straight up out of the water like a
giant wounded shark and going to
her death without a struggle.
"The German sent ui afloat into
the darkness without a word of fare
well, suggestion or direction. But we
were all thankful to get away. I could
not help wonder what had become
of the others. After the submarine
disappeared all was still. There were
no more cries for help heard.
"1 hen a long night. After 36 hours
we were rescued by a British de
stroyer and here I am with every conv
tort and attention. But I cannot helo
but feel that if the Germans had not
interfered, we could possibly have
saved many of those poor souls in the
water, clinging to wreckage and cry
ing tor neip tnat never came."
No Combatants Aboard.
Washington, July 2. Before sink
ing the Llandovery Castle the German
submarine commander charged that
the vessel carried American flight of
ficers and a similar claim has been
made when other British hospital
snips were sunk. No American com
batant troops have been carried by
British hospital ships nor would any
but noncombatants be carried by
A high naval official pointed out to
day that all nations are notified of
the time of sailing of a hospital ship,
Its course and tne time ot its re
turn and said that naturally the ques
tion arises as to the advisability o!
following the rules of international
law in this respect with the sailing o
the Comfort when Germany refuses
to recognize these rules.
Secretary Daniels declined to dis
cuss the matter today further than
to say that the Comfort is not ready
to sail and that no time for her de
parture for Europe to bring home
American wounded has been set.
Wymore Man Nabbed by
Federal Booze Hounds
E. W. Hoecwood of Wayne, Neb,
was arrested Tuesday by Department
of Justice Officers Hansen and Knox
for alleged violation of the federal law
by illegally transporting intoxicating
liquor into a dry state. He was ar
rested at the Burlington depot and
officers allege he had in his possession
a suit -case containing four quarts of
whisky, a quart of alcohol and a half
Pint bottle ot whisky abotit halt full
GERMAN LINE IN
Find No More Huns Opposing
Them and Are Held Back
by Officers With Dif
ficulty. (Continued From Pete One.)'
prisoners have been sent to the rear,
others have been located in hospitals
where they were taken after being
wounded. , , , . .
Tk. n.rmsn rniintrr-attack. WHICH
..,. f,rr,v rnnriucted. was launched
against the American positions at 3
o'clock this morning. It resulted m
the Americans further increasing
h.ir nnmher of orisoners. virtual
ly the remainder of the enemy attack
ing force was annihilated.
The attack by the Americans on
the Vaux positions was ao icmm.
that they swept right through the
enemy lines and had tneir oojeci
been to continue tne advance iney
could have done so with the great
est ease, as virtually everything be
fore .them had been cleared, oo
great was the enthusiasm of the men,
the officers in some cases had ; to
look sharp to keep them from going
beyond the set objectives.
It is not improbable that the Ger
mans are planning another counter
attack for the coming dark hours,
hut ptepsrations have been made to
A vast quantity ot material, con
Mrii e- the size of the operation,
is being taken to the rear, but prob
ably will not be tabulated for sever
al days. ...
In the fighting west of Vaux the
Americans stormed several enemy
nests and killed or captured the oc
cupants; then turned the guns tne
other way, using them effectively
against the enemy rear areas.
under tieavy nre.
The Americans penetrated the en-
. . . . t. . 1 a.
emy s lines to a oepin oi aooui
kilometer and a half on a front of
four kilometers. AH day the front
line troops have been subjected to a
heavy shell fire. They had some
shelter in one patch of woods which
they occupied, but those who did not
enter the wood h,ave only the protec
tion which they had provided for
themselves with their entrenching
tools or by taking cover in shell
holes. From one crater slightly in
advance of the line, but on it from a
technical point of view, American
soldiers this afternoon let their com
rades know where they were when
one of their party leaned over the
ip of the crater and waved nis nei-
The orisoners taken m the German
counter attacks say they marched for
three hours as fast as they could
when word reached the commander.of
an enemv battalion in the rear of
Vaux, which town is on the right, of
the American attack. Observers re
norted this morning that the Ger
mans were apparently hurrying to
bring up reinforcements behind their
All the prisoners questioned today
expressed their relief at being cap
tured. One speaking excellent Eng-
lsh said to the correspondent:
"Thank the Lord. I'm out of there
The American artillery smothered
us more than once and the infantry
men fight like wild devils without i
sinele fear, but when the tight is hn
shed they are gentlemen, une couia
have killed me. out jiio not, ana i
gave him my iron cross ior my
With the American Army m France,
July 2. Two successful raids, one
of them in broad daylight, have been
EveryTime I Eat
. (Maoc0fOdrn '
tat fern up Bob
the boys in
carried out by the American forces
in the Montdidier region. In the day
light raid a corporal and three men
entered an enemy post located in a
wheat field and took one prisoner
and a machine gun.
Berlin, Via London, July 2.A1
lied attacks west of Chateau Thierry
have been repulsed by the Germans,
according to the official statement is
sued today. Attacks against the Ger
man lines at other points, the state
ment adds, also have failed.
The statement reads: ,
"At many points along the front
strong surprise firing attacks were
made preliminary to enterprises
launched by the enemy, which ended
in their repulse.
'West of the Oise and south of
the Aisne there was lively recon-
noitenng activity. Strong partial at
tacks by the enemy south of the
Ourcq and west of Chateau Thierry
were frustrated in our fighting rone."
Woman Invades Field .
Of the Publicity Agent
Lelia Hann Mead, in Omaha until
July 4, is a. bundle of feminine en
thusiasm and energy in the very
unique position of press agent to one
of the biggest bands in the world.
Her official title is director of public
ity of the Innes band of New York.
In her capacity as advance agent for
the band, she is making a tour of the
cities which will be included in the
itinerary of the band this fall, be
ginning in Chicago and playing
through a circuit of 60 chautauquas
located in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois,
and later coming west
Mrs. Mead started in life as deputy
city' clerk of Peru, Indiana and later
became secretary to the mayor of
West Palm Beach, Fla. During 1915
in California, Mrs. Mead inaugurated
the Los Angeles world's fair bureau,
the official tourist headquarters for
the San Francisco and San Diego ex
positions, and was its manager.
Motorcycle Riders Go on
Grand Island Trip Tonight
Omaha motorcycle riders who take
part in the big motorcycle tour to the
Grand Island motorcycle races will be
given the keys of the city of Grand
Island, is the announcement of James
Van Avery, tourmaster of the Omaha
contingent which leaves at 6:30
Grand Island riders will meet the
Omaha boys at Central City. At
Grand Island they will be accorded
the privileges of the Young Men's
Christian association baths and swim
ming pool and will lead in the big
motorcycle parade which will pre
cede the races.
Fifty to 100 riders will take part
in the tour which will follow the
High Line cutoff, through Valley, Co.
Ion, David City, Stromsburg and Cen
Jury Finds Two Killed
By Fast Driving of Car
Reckless driving wai the verdict of
the coroner's jury . yesterday in
the case of the 'automobile accident
at Forty-fifth and Dodge streets ear
ly Monday morning when Mrs. Agnes
Lawless and "Gabe" Switzler were
killed. Further investigation was
Watch Stolen From Norse. .
Julia Prasch, night nurse at St
Catherine's hospital, reported to the
police that her watch was stolen from
her desk while she was in the hospital
attending a patient.
SPECIAL AT $3.95
Wednesday we will offer about 300
Wash Skirts, in scores of pretty, new
styles that just arrived $5.00 to
$6.60 values, special at $3.95.
1S08-1510 DOUGLAS ST.
Se:ca cf 1918
To Denver and Colorado Spring!, gateway! for
- resort!, rail and automobile tours...... $24.00
Rocky Mountain Nation&l-Estes Park, including rail
Th Park hoteli will not be opened this wason.
The Park tour, including rail, automobile traxupor-
tation through the Park and fire days at the
Permanent Camps, either via Gardiner or Yellow
stone Gateway! .... . ... . ...rA
Glacier National Park
To Glacier Park, direct or via Desrm-BSJ&ngi niria
Interior town, including autos, bote!, etc,
from $5.00 to 25.00
Bfg Horn and Black Hills
Sheridan, Wyo. . .
Tnermopolis Hot Spring!, Wyo...,rr.7Tr...;.. 44.40
Hot Springs, S. D., Black Hills . . . . ... . . 21.95
Deadwood and Lead.......,.....,......ji.... 25.55
The Pacific Coast
To San Francisco, Los Aagtlee, Portland, Seattle. . 72.60
Including California, Portland and Seattle....... 93.60
Through service to Gardiner for Yellow,
stone Park throagh service to Glader
Parks through service to Dearer j throigh
servtee from Denier to Yellowstone or
Glacier. Let si assist yoi ! your travel
plans and furnish booklets descriptive of
any of these tours. ,t
Tor Of fftlal Information Ibont national Parks and Montmenta
Address Bnrean of Service, U. 8. Ballroai Administration,
226 West Jackson Street, Chicago, W, or
CITY TICHT OFFICE, Tarnam and 16th Streets.
Phones: 'Douglas 8580 and Douglas 1238.
Chicago, July 2. William Sproule
was today announced as federal dis
trict manager of railroads west of
Ogden and Salt Lake City, south of
Ashland, Ore., and including Albu-
Juerque and El Paso. It was reported
resident Ripley of the Santa Fe
Economy in Coal
Washington, July 2. Strict
economy in coal has been Started by
the government. Secretary Redfield
today made public a letter to all
branches of lighthouse, fisheries and
other services under his control, or
dering every possible care to keep
Leave Granted Veterans "
For National Encampment
Washington. July ' 2. Presidenf :
Wilson issued an order granting leavt
of absence with pay to all civil wat
veterans in the service of the govern
ment who desire to attend the fifty
second national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic at Port
The Enlarged Basement
Section Offers Splendid
Opportunities to Save
Your doDara will go farther in
preparing an outfit for the 4th.
A large selection of gingham
dresses in plaids and' stripes that
are strikingly handsome. Wed
Smocks in heavy or light ma
terials. Stylish ones and great
values for $2.50 and $2.95.
If in need of a white wash skirt
you will appreciate these In
pique and gabardine at $1.69,
A large group of fine aprons $1.
This basement section is a money
saver. It has been enlarged to
provide proper accommodations
A visit is very convincing.
A Fashionable Woman
Knows that the careful selection
of a camisole, bandeau or bras
siere means so much to the blouse
no matter how simple it may be.
It will be a pleasure to see the
attractive styles now ready.
Camisoles $1.75 upwards.
Brassieres and bandeau range
from 50c upward.
Style Union Suits
Without question the coolest,
most comfortable hot weather
underwear women can find. We
suggest a suit of flaxon as very
desirable. In all sizes $1.75.
Embroidered in" pleasing patterns.
Two extra values Wednesday.
Six-inch size for 19c.
Eleven-inch size for 50c.
CJKo fashion Center Jor Wbmcf
Summer Business Hours are 8:30 AM. to 5:00 PJ1
Trimmed Hats, Bargains at $3.75
Secure a new hat for the
Fourth of July in this
sale. Almost the entire
trimmed hat stock will
be disposed of
Many of our latest
models in Georgette and
velvet. Smart velvet
'and taffeta tams, also
new feather turbans in
white, navy and brown. '
Wonderful Opportunity-Wednesday $3.75
Important Parasol Sale
Fifty parasols in styles for Women and Misses.
Some are white, slightly soiled, others in
striped and figured pongee, besides a number
of silk ones. Fine for carrying around the lawn
or garden or to the grocery when shopping.
SOLD REGULARLY UP TO $5.00.
Wednesday $1.50. All Sales Final.
sduMDruderq Servant Problem
Electrical Appliances Washing Ma
chines, Vacuum Cleaners, Sewing Machine
Motors, Irons, Ironing Machines, Toasters, Grills,
etc. are proving a tremendous help to women the
world over in securing freedom from household
tasks which heretofore demanded all their time,
attention and energy.
Independence from the arduous and
strength-consuming duties of housework
will enable you to devote time to the Red Cross and
other deserving patriotic work.
Electric Appliances free your hands
from the bondage of household drudgery.
Call Tyler Three-One-Hundred and ask for a representative
to demonstrate in your home the usefulness of electrical labor
saving devices, or see them in our new sales room in the "Electric
Bufldmg," Fifteenth and Farnam Streets.
Nebraska Power Co.
."Your Electric Service Co."
Heetric BMfc., fifteenth and Farnam, Tyler Three-One-Hundred
the Best of
for your money if you put i
your MOVING, PACK-
ING and STORAGE prob-
lems in our hands.
& STORAGE CO. !
Phone Doug. 4163.
806 So. 16th SL f.
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using Beecham's Pills, which remove poisonous matters
from the system, assist the stomach to assimilate its
food, and the food to nourish the body. A world
famous remedy to strengthen the vital organs and help to
Make Pure Blood
Direction of Special Vain to Women are with Every Box.
Sold by droffhU throughout the worli- la boxee, 10c, 25c
Ul A WCL&B, UoUoroloiist,
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