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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1918.
Federal Trade Commission
Renort to Conaress Accuses
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of Being Combination in .
Restraint of Trade.
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By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. Z The federal
Irade commission, in a supplemental
pmnstrr efirtmrrrt tr f nry err e-cm nn iv
:harged the five big meat packing
r Li i . ,
combination in restraint of trade
ani with rnntrnllincr thi "sal rf
UnrV anri frc?h mpat
Evidence is cited at length to sup
port the charges. Swift & Co., Ax
nour & Co., Morris & Co., Wilson
.V f Tti anA tha CkAVv Part.
company are named.
"The evidence of the present day
existence of a meat combination
among the five big packers is vol
uminous and detailed," the report
said: "This evidence is convincing,
consisting as it does largely of doc
uments written by the packers or
their agents and including the mem
orandum made by one of the par
ticipants in the combination of the
terms and conditons agreed upon at
various meeting of the packers."
The principal conclusions to be
' drawn from this mass of evidence
; rlfitnnr rt rnnilttiiafinna amnnff trip
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packers, the report, says, are:
"1. That Swift & Co., Armour &
Co., Morris & Co., Wilson Company
(Inc.) and the Cudahy Packingfcom
pany are in an agreement for the
division of live stock purchases,
throughout the United States, ac-
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"That this national live stock di-
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vision is reiiuorce.u vy iutai ngicc
ments among the members of the
general, combination operating at
each of the principal markets, as
it Denver, where Armour and Swift
divide their-live stock 'fifty-fifty.'
v "That these national and local
live stock purchase agreements con
stitute a restraint of interstate com
merce in live animals , and in the
sale of meat and other animal prod
ucts, stifling competition among the
five companies, substantially con-
trolling the prices to be pad live
Btock producers and the prices to
be charged consumers of meat and
"ather animal products and giving
the members of the combination
unfair and illegal advantages over
Ktual and potential competitors.
"2c That the five companies, ex
change confidential information
which is not made available to their
competitors and employjointly paid
agent to secure information which
's used to control and manipulate
live stock markets. '
a. I nat tne nve companies aci
ollu'sivcly through their buyers in
the purchase of live stock.
"4. That Swift & Co., Armour &
Co,, Morris & Co. and Wilson com
pany, Inc., through their subsidiary
ind controlled companies in South
America combined -with certain
other companies to restrict .and
control shipments of beef and other
meats from South America to the
United States and other countries.
"5. That the five companies act
collusively in the sale of fresh
"6. That there ,is a joint con
tribution to funds-expended under
their .secret control to influence
public opinion and governmental
action and thus to maintain the
oover of their combination. .
"7. That the agreements, under
standings aiid pools hereinbefore
ecited are reinforced by the com
nunity of interest, among the five
:ompanies aliove named through
loint ownerships either corporate or
individual, of various enterprises.
Two or more of the interests thus
have 'joint ownership or representa
tion in 108 concerns, so far ascer
'ained io July, 1918." , -
In a summary of its conclusions
regarding collusive" live stock buy
ng, the commission said it finds:
"That the big packers together
control the live stock markets.
"That such "competition as ap-
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pears to exist is limited and not
real. , ', ',
"That they together fix live stock
Collusion in . buying, tne report
yards and allied facilities are jointly
controlled. Therefore, both men
must support thev market alike."
Detailed statements of respective
live stock purchases at the various
said, is in operation at all principal! markets were appended by the corn-
Collusion in Buying.s
"The buyers begin buying, at the
same'time," the report stated . "If
one holds off the market, all hold
off. So strong is the influence of
the big packers' buying that th4
market is not 'made' until their buy
ers begin bidding, t
"There exists, therefore, for each
of the big packers, a centralized
buying system so simpjy contrived
and organized that it controls the
smallest details of live stock, pur
chases at each of the markets and
can be set in motion and directed
by a single word. Only a few men
in each company need know thajt
there is an agreement or under
standing." Swift Controls St. Joseph.
The 'report said the "Big Five"
jointly employ men at markets to
gather market conditions' and thus
check each other's operations. An
alyzing conditions at various mar
kets, the report said that at St. Jo
seph, Mo., Swift, Armour and Mor
ris operate at yards controlled by
"At times" it was stated, "Swift
has difficulty in getting Armour
and Morris to support the market.
"Swift & Co., controlled at St.
Paul, but now Armouf has a share
of the live stock receipts there."
Cudahy and Armour Own Omaha.
' At Omaha and Sioux City the re
port declared, the Cudahy and Armour-plants
are the largest and
Swift has recently acquired a small
independentplant at Sioux City.
""At this market, (Sioux City) the
arrangement is for Cudahy to buy
'Just as many hogs as Armour
buys," the report declared. "Th
fifty-fifty division of hogs at Sioux
City is of long standing"the report
added, quoting messages from E.
A. Cudahy to Manager M. R.
"At Omaha," the commission said,
"the division of hog purchases for
many years was, on the following
"Armour 30; Cudahy 30; Swift 25;
Morris IS." .
The commission said Wilson &
Cb.,in 1917, tried to establish a
"right" to buy at Omaha, but was
rebuffed by Arthur Meeker of Ar
mour & Co.
Oklahoma City, Forth Vrth and
Denver, the report stated, all are
"fifty-fifty" markets. "
"That is," it was stated, "there
are -only two -big packers operating
at each of these markets and each
packer is expected to purchase an
ecflial amount of j live stock. At
Oklahoma City, Morris & Co., and
Wilson & Co. control .the", stock
yards and buy partically an equal
number of animals.
"At Fort Worth and Denver, Ar
mour & Co., andSwift & Co., are
the 'only big packeTs. The stock
mission in support of its charge that
"It is obvious," the report con
tinued, "that the live stock pool is
not only an automatic regulator of
the business of each company, but
also secures substantial uniformity
of prices. With eachpacker pur
chasing only ascertain percentage on
the hoof each is bound to have rel
atively the same proportion of meat
for sale. Thus the competitive
chance that any one of the packers
will flood the market v . . . . is
eliminated. The "live stock pool,
therefore, is an effective method of
accomplishing almost the same re
sults" of the feeder Pool -system so
far as the sale of dressed meats is
The commission also declared
there is proof that "the big packers
take advantage of live stock pur
chasers and sellers and added:
"The shipper who refuses to ac-'
cept the price offered at the first
market has a chance to sell his live
stock on its merits to small pack
ers, buyers and traders but
the chance is slight."
. Packers Deny, Charge.
Chicago, Dec. 2.J-Denials that
the packing companies named in the
report of the federal trade commis
sion are guilty of restraining trade
or of conspiracy to control the
prices of live stock or freh meats
were made today by officials of the
"These charges re as untrue as
they are Unfair," said J. Ogden Ar
mour of Armour & Co. "This
would be readily demonstrated by
any unbiased and impartial investi
gation." "There is absolutely no truth to
such .charges," was the statement
given out from the offices of Swift
Co, "There are only, three
things which control prices, the
laws of supply and demand and the
"These charges are n6t so," said
H. A. Timmins of Morris & Co.
"We are not doing that kind of
business and never have."
Millions Deported or 1 ,
Killed by Turks During
War, is Greek Report
London, Dec. 2. (Via Mon
treal.) Reuter's Limjted has re
ceived from a Greek source, fig
ures showing that in the spring of
1914 the Turks deported 700,000
Greeks. Since the beginning of
the war to the end of 1917 the
Turks deported 2.140,000. Greeks
and Armenians, of whom 900,000
Armenians ' and, 700,000 Greeks
have been massacred and 200,000
mobilized Greeks have been put to
death or have died of their suf
ferings. Greek property taken by
the Turks is valued at 3,000,000,
000 f ranee. . ' (,
WHEN IT RAINS
Board of Education Asks
Commissioners i Have a
New Roof ' Put on
City Hall. s
The Omaha Board of Education
wants a roof on the city hall that
will shed water when 'it rains or
snows. The board has wantedSthis
for six or seven years. The mem
bers have dreamed of it andoped
for it. And last night at the regular
meeting, they actually resolved to
ask the city council to put a roof on
the pity hall that will keep out tne
The board's offices occupy the top
floor of the city's halt The walls
and ceilings of these rooms are a
"sight." the paint hangs in festoons
and fringes and curleques, having
peled off when the water has run
down through the so-called roof.
When there is a heavy rain the em
ployes get out the tinware and set
pan's under each little stream of
water. Sometimes chunks of plaster
About two years ago the city
couhcill is supposed to have put a
new roof on the hall. But some
body blundered, for it was a roof in
Attorney Woodland said he had
asked .Commissioiler Zimman about
a new roof and Commissioner Zim
man said he would try to have a
new roof put on. This statement
was characterized by' Member Tal
mage as just another means of put
ting off the improvement. Finally
a committee was appointed consist
ing of these two "and Superintendent
of Buildings Finlayson. The com
mittee will bring to the attention
of the city council the imperative
need of a water-proof roof at the
earliest possible time. Commis
sioner Zimmair said a new roof
would cost $2,000 or $3,000, but Mr.
Talmage said it will cost nearer
"I am ashamed to have the thou
sands of teachers who will come to
Omaha the end of this month
visit these awful looking rooms,"
said one member. 1
With the new roof on, the board
plans to have the walls beautified.
Also, at the suggestion of President
W. E. Feed, photographs of
Omaha's handsome schools will be
made, framed and hung on the
A letter was read from five Swed
ish ministers, commending the board
in its action, prohibiting dancing at
community centers hefd in school
buildings. The letter also protested
"against teaching dancing or other
fads and fancies in the public
schools. These things are repug
nant to Christian people." y The
letter further asks the boad to
"make it imnossihle fnr anv tarher
fo ridicule or make it hard for any
pupil who. refuses to learn dancing
because his parents object to it."
Grant Leaves of Absence.
The letter was signed by Revs. C.
O. Sahlstrom, P. G. Nelson. A. Ar-
lander, Norberg and F. E. Pamp.
Leaves of absence were granted to
the following teachers: Julia Krisl,
Laura Crandall, Ethel Fullawa'y and
Anna Granbeck. The resignations
of Ramona Lutz and Florence Don
aghey were acceptedf ' Norine
Schleuter was placed on the assign
The board voted to spend $3,000
for machinery for the carpentry de
partment and $6,000 for machinery
for the auto mechanics department
of the Higji School of Commerce.
This machinery will be such that it
can be moved into the new building.
A sewing machine and a piano
were ordered bought for the Benson
school and electric fixtures for the
v AT THE
WHEN- "A Tailor-Made Man"
was presented at the Bran
... deis Sunday evening, a first
nighter summed up the reason for
its success in the fojfowing pert
statement to Managet Sutphen:
"A touch of 'Get-Rich-Quick
Wallingford," some of 'It. Pays to
Advertise,' iiany laughs, a good al
lowance of philosophy all these
and more are contained in ' this
comedy. It, might be sub-titled
'The Triumph of Nerve,' and . as
nerve is .one of the predominant
American qualities and admiration
for it a ruling American trait, it is
safe to say that A Tailor-Made
Man' will please
Three more opportunities, to
night and matinee' and evening to
morrow, remain to hear the splen
did cast and to see the magnificent
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5 minutes -1
You notice that your heels are worn out 'jd
You want new ones and you want them now. y rj
If you have five minutes to spare, step fl
That's nil if hItpc fiv rmnnrpfl (tha nlrl I
'kinds require nearer thirty minutes) and
almost like magic, the repair man with a i
few taps of his hammer will reheel your , J
shoes with these staunch, long wearing,
never-pull-loose rubber heels.
"But," you say, "it takes' longer th,anthat
for the cemejtit to dry." '
"Usco" heels requireno cement. A'
few nails do the job and you have what
you never had before rubber heels that
scarcely shpw the joint a permanent, prac
tically invisible joint that will last as long as v
the heel. . - V .
There is a sure footed satisfaction in tne "
broad, flat, tread of "Usco" heels. You will
like their'yielding comfort and their tough
rer stance to wear V I
Your "repair man has them in black, tan and white.
" . - Look for the U. S. seal.
United States Rubber Company
Mechanical Goods Division
Captain Gunion Gets Word
of Daughter's Death in East
Capt. P. S. Gunion, chief inspector
of the Omaha quartermasters corps,
receivecf a teleeram Satnrilav tiitrtit
informing him of the sudden death,
ot nis daughter in Washington. He
left immediately for the east.
Miss Gunion was 24 years old and
the news of her death was a com
pleteurprise to her father as he
had no word of her illness and had
received a long letter from her just
a few days before the fateful .tele
gram was received .
"A Cure for Curables''' has an
other distinction-rt is a 21-part
play, and every one of them a live
one, even to the "dummy," who
does not speak a word, but keeps
his end up admirably It is the
best thing that has been seen here
this season, and none better is likely
to be witnessed in a long time. The
play is at , the Boyd till after
Starting on Thursday night at the
Boyd. "The Bird of Paradise." the
Richard Watson Tully romance of
Hawaii, eomes for a week-end stay.
Miss Florence Rockwell has the
Luana role this season.
The love affair of Monsieur
Cuckoo and the Little Disturber, as
portrayed by Dorothy Gish and
Robert Anderson, is one of the fea
tures of "Hearts of the World,"
which will open its third engage
ment at the Brandeis theater Thurs
day, Decmbjr 5. ;
Frosini, a young Italian musical
genius and' acknowledged peer of
all accordionists, is appearing at the
Empress theater. He requests his
audience to ask for favorites, which
he gladly plays. " '
Taking rank as the most pleasing
show offered at the Orpheum this
season, the current bill hasv two
stellar attractions. One is the im
pressionistic war drama, "Where
Things Happen," ably presented by
a cast of seven people. The other
headline feature is Mrs. Thomas
Whiffen in the one-act comedy,
"Foxy Grandma." She is riow past
70, and her portrayal is most en
gagingly humorous. A featured act
of the bill is "The Creole Fashion
, With a style of humor -distinctly
their own, Al K. Hall and Bobby
Barry are daily adding to their im
mense following. "Maids of Amer
ica," now at the Gayety, is a most
rollicking burlesque. Ladies' mati
nee daily. I
yarry Lauder's next tour will
open early this month in New York.
Ada Lewis has ben engaged to
play the role' of a rollicking widow
in "Listen. Lester," a musical play
to be produced by John Cort.
J'Oh, My Dear!" a musical com
edy, with book and lyrics by Guy
Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and
music by Louis Hirsch, was pro
duced this week in 'New York, with
Joseph Santley, Roy Atwell,
Georgia Caine, Pauline1 Day, Fied-
..:t. r i ' t c
viilh urauam anu ivy sawyer in
"Back to Earth" was produced
this, week in Washington by
Charles Dillingham. It is a play
within a play, the plot showing
what might happen to an angel re
incarnated for a brief space in New
York. - A
Hurley Will Confer 'With
British on Use of Hun Ships
Paris, Dec 2. Edward ' N. Hur
ley, chairman of the United States
Shipping board with Special Com
missioner Logan ahd'other shipping
experts, left Paris today for Lon
don, where they will take part' in
discussions of snipping questions in
cident to the meeting of the su
preme war council. One of the
principal instructions concern's the
U$e of German merchant shipping
for food relief and the movement
homeward of American troops.
H. C. Hoover, American food ad
ministrator, is also in London in
connection with the plan for his
appointment, as director-general" of
allied relief. '
H THOTO PIAV OFFERINGS FOR. TODAY " J
n, CHARLIE, Oh, Charlie,
then how can you live?"
chants the chorus from the
film colony of Los Angeles. For it
is rumored that Mrs. Charlie, the
Mildred Harris of screen fame, is
one of the finest pastry cooks of
the ouft'tryvand that she is trying
to take awayfrom him his best
comedy stunt tnat of casting with
accurate aim a nice chocolate- me
ringue pie, into the face of his ad
versary. fHe ought to respect pies
more," she says. ; j
Fans, have been consumed! with
curiosity as to just who the wide
of.tht famdjus comedian is. -She
was born a little more uan 17 years
ngo in Cheyenne, Wyo., of Ameri
can parents. She is 5 feet 4 inches
tall, and weighs 107 pounds. Her
complexion is fair, with blond hair
and blue eyes.
Miss Harris, now Irs. Chaplin,
had no stage experience, and her
picture debut was in the child part
in Ince's "On the Firing Line." Her
latest pictures were for-the Lois
Weber productions, and were en
titled "For Husband's Only," "Bor
rowed Clothes," "The Do&tor and
the 'Woman" and "The Price of a
Good- Tyne." .
Enid Bennett's newest story is
"ParpMrs Three," 'a stOry'of the
struggles of prospectors in the great
American deserts of the southwest
in the early days.
'"The Key to Power," a multiple
reel story, starring Hugh Thompson
and Claire Adams, has been finished.
Mabel Normand is to keep jfthe
path of comedy dramas and it has
On the Screen Today
MTSE MAE MARSH In "HIDDEN
RIAI.TO ENRICO CARUSO In "MY
STRAND MART PICKFORD. In
"HOW COULD YOU JEAN?" v
Bt'N t- MARGARITA FISHER lu
'MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING."
EMPRESS VIRGINIA PEARSON in
"BUCHANAN'S WIFE." - '
LOTHROP J 4th and Lothrop NAZI-
MOV In "REVELATION."
GRAND-16th and Blnney KATHLYN
WILLIAMS In "THE WHISPERING
ORPHEUM South Side 24th and M
CONSTANCE TALMADGE 1 n
"SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE."
MARYLAND 13th and Pine AR.
NOLID DALY In "MY OWN. UNITED
BOULEVARD 33d and Leavenworth
BRYANT WASHBURN In "21" and
been announced that there has been
purchased for her'' next play the
famous stagsuccess "Sis Hopkins."
Peggy Hyland has a hobby. It is
collecting haif brushes and she has
for (he display of the curios more
than 1,000 of them.
i In "The Danger Zone," in which
Mafehne Iraverse is to appear at
the Empress shortly, there is a
strong supporting cast headed by
such actors as Thomas Holding,
Edward Cecil and Fritzie Ridge
way. - j
Charles Avery and Billy Watson,
have been engaged by Lehrman to
make Sunshine comedies. '
Alfred Whitman wfll play oppo
site Bessie Barriscale in her forth
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Trade Acceptances Now Be
ing . Employed Certain -to,
. Play Big Part in Mer
Trade acceptances are instruments!
which quicken sluggish open book
accounts into activity. " ,
' THis was the definition given by
Walter W. Head of the Omaha Na
tional bankMo the members of the
Advertising league at the Fontenelle
hoel last night.
The same view was taken by
Charles M.AVilhelm of the Orchard
& Wilhelm company, who spoke on
the same subject from the retailers' J
While the trade acceptance is be
ing used very largely in the east
and is being used to some extent
by the mercantile interests of Oma
ha there still isa. great lack of
knowledge on the part of the public
of. its possibilities. .J
In Nature of Draft.
Trade acceptances, according to
Mr. Head, were used in this country
prior to the civil war and is one
of the time-honored business meth
ods of Great Britain, France and
Germany. It is a negotiable certifi
cate of indebtedness arising out of
a mercantile transaction, an instru
ment bearing the endorsement of
the buyer and seller, agreeing to a
certain and fixed date of liquidation,
and which is in the nature of a
draft on the purchaser.
The lack of such a system jias
been a handicap to American busi
ness men peeking to transact export
business with foreign countries and
especially with the South Ameri
The advantages of trade accept
ances are that they make shorter
extensions of credits, prompt pay
ment of obligations, more careful
buying methods,, all o'f which tend
fo bring about greater solvency in
business.! . v
Has Quick Growth.
Although the system has been in
practice in this country only since
the organization of the federal re
serve banking system it has had con
siderable growth. Two years ago,
in 1916, the federal banks had dis-r
counted only $800,000 worth of this
kind of paper, yet in August of the
present year, one of the dullest busi
ness months, the federal banks of the
country bad gone into the open
market and had purchased $13,000,
000 of this kind of paper and had
also discounted $8,800,000 worth
for their customers. '
Form Special Banks.
In New York, a $5,000,000 corpor
ation has been formed for the sole
purpose of dealing in trade accept
ances and the. organization of a
similar bank is on foot in St. Louis.
As the system grows such banks
will be organized in all of the larger
cities of the country and there will
also be competition for this class
While the trade acceptance may
seem novel and may be slowly
adopted by the business world in
general jt is the natural evolution
of modern business methods, was
the contention 6f Charles M. Wikl
Heavy export trade will call for
increased capital right on the heels
of the domestic demand. Mr. Wil
helm stated he had studied a chart
which had shown that there had
been an increase in the costs of 100
basic commodities in this country of
112 per cent from 1915 to April of
this year, and this had been still
furthtr increased to 125 per cent at
the present time. It -requires 2J4
as much capital to transact the same
volume of business now as it did in
War May Relieve Tension.
In order to relieve credit condi
tions during months of the year
when there are 'dull business condi
tions' and when the seller has to
carry the buyer by credit exten
sions trade acceptances will relieve
tension by being discounted in re
gional banks bringing new streams
of cash, and by their liquid charac
ter automatically affording financial
For the retailer it will "help eli
minate the loss resulting from dam
aged' returned goods, which- is esti
mated by expert statesticians at 25
per cent. If wilLalso do away with
accounts past due which represent a
liability to most going concerns. Mr
Wilhelm explained that the invest
ment of capital in business concerns
operating under old credit systems
was representedin money invested
rl the plant, in merchandise and that
carried in open book accounts, the
latter item representing 33 percent.
Both addreses were listened. to
with great iriteres. by a large gath
ering of business men. Many peri
tinent question were asked as to the
operation of the, .proposed system
and it was also found-that one Oma
ha concern has had it in operation
for nearly two years and more than
90 oer cent of its trade acceptances
had been liquidated on date of ma
Viole Hamilton Denies
Charges Made by Husband
Viole Hamilton. 413 North Eight
eenth street, denies-that Peter Sales-;
. i, i i - i u i a:
irom, anegea oy uer iiuutuu m uia
trict court to have been the qause of
her filing, suit for divorce, was in any
way connected with the case. She
alleges that when their matrimonial
troubles first started they lived in
Council Ellin's and that when the
case wa3 filedSalestrom was in Se
Hundred Dollar Deal
fofWhisky Fails; Man
and Girl Are Arrested
YANKS BEST . FED
AND CLOTHED OF
"All Makes for Rent.
We buy, sell, exchange and
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Doug. 4121. 1905 Farnam
Capelle Admits Guilt in
v Aiding German' Warships
San Fra'ncisco, Cal., Dec. 2.
Robert A. Capelle, former agent
here of the North German Lloyd
Steamship company, who was, sen
tenced to 15 months' imprisonment
for his tfbnnection with a Hindu
conspiracy to overturn British rule
in India, pleaded guilty here today
to indictments charging, him with
conspiracy in 1914, in connection
with provisioning of German war
ships at sea by the steamer Sacra
mento. Previous to this action Ca
pelle withdrew his appeal against
the sentence in the United States
circuit court. He was granted a
10-day stay of execution.
Capelle will be sentenced in the
Sacramento case January 7. He
was one of the leading figures in
the Hindu conspiracy cases, the
evidence showing that he handled
large sums of 4money paid the
Hindus by "the German government.
John Brown Dies in County
Jail of Pneumonia
John Brown, colored, charged with
the illegal sale of opium in viola
tion of the Harrison act and await
ing trial in the federal court, died!
in the county jail Sunday night.
His death was caused by pneumonia.
"Harry Maaska Dies of Flti.
Logan, la., .Dec. 2. (Special)
Harry Maaska, aged 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. J. Maaska, is dead at
the home at Magnolia as a result of
influenza and pneumonia.
Camfts Well Cared, for by
Red Cross; Keep Italians
Henry Slack. 2115 St. Mary's ave-l
nue: Monte Archer, 1821 North!
Twenty-second street, and Pearl j
Wilson. 216 North Nineteenth strpt.
are held at th police station for in- j Americans in German Prison
M. Beitel, 1102 North Sixteenth)
street, tQld .police that Slack asked I
him over the telephone if he W anted
to buy some whisky. Beitel says he
told him yes, and later gave him
$100 with which fo buy it.
. Beitel" waited a reasonable length
of tirtie, and when Slack failed to re
turn w'th the liquor traced him to
the home of Pearl Wilson. He then
notified the police, who went to the
girl's home and arrested Slack Ind
another man named Archer, who is
not suspected of being implicated In
the dejl. "
The men were taken to the sta
tion, but a search failed to reveal the
money. "The police then arrested
Pearl Wilson, and Slack admitted he
had given the money to her.
When asked to produce the money
she refused, and as there was not a
police matron at the Station, Dr. Ed
strom, police surgeon, acting upon
orders of the captain of police, took
the girl to the police hospital and
there disrobed her and found the
$100 pinnedlo an undergarment.
In police court Monday morning
Slack and Pearl Wilson were each
sentenced to 30 Jays in jail. The
$100 which figured in the transac
tion was turned over to th. Police
Relief association. Beitle, the com
plaining witness, and Monte Archer
were dismissed. '
By the Associated Presi.
London, Dec. 2. The Americam
are the best fed and best clothed of
all the prisoners returning from
Germany, accordingto Major Carl
Dennet, deputy commissioner of tht
American Red Cross in Switzerland
who has been in charge of the worli
of prisoners' relief for the United
States for. the past few months
Major Dennet sailed today for New
York to make a report on the work
Just prior to his departure he made '
"A great deal has recently been
said in the papers about the condi
tion of the returning prisoners. 1
fhave seen thousands of them and
there is no question that a majority
of the English, French and Ameri
can prisoners are very well fed tnd
clother and present a normal ap
pearance. This is not due to any
care or attention on the part of'the
German authorities, but is due to
the relief supplies sent from their
' Many Italians Starve.
"The prisoners in Germany and
Austria who have not been supplied
with food and clothing, by ,their
governments are in a deplorable
condition and many thousands of
them have died f starvation. This
is especially true of Italian prison
ers. "On the day (of the signing of the
armistice there were 3,445 American
prisoners in 74 German prison
camps. The first American prison
ers to come out arrived through
Metz and the first Americans to
greet them were American Red
Cross representatives sent there
from Berne for that purpose. The
American Red Cross already has a
representative in Berlin superin
tending the work ofcaring for re
tun. ing prisoners and other Red
Cross resentatiyes have gone to
various points in south Germany,
including Rastatt, Darmstadt, Gres
sen, Villingen and Landshut to has
ten their transfer.
. Yanks Help Italians.
"About 2,000 Americans were ex
pected to return by way of England.
These include more than 100 civil
ians who should arrive in England
within a few days. The remainder
will return by way of France and
."That the American prisoners"
have been well provided or has
been substantiated by the splendid
condition of the men who already
have arrived. Eighty-two soldiers
who arrived from Karlsruhe ex
pressed themselves as highly appre
ciative of the work done by the Red
Cross and the prisoners in! this
tamp were so well provided that
they Were able to distribute 3,300
pounds of supplies to Italian prison
ers when they left." J.
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