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OMAHA GOLDEN CITY OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GOLDEN WEST '
The Omaha Daily Bee
WOULD BREVET ALL
DRAFT BOARD MEMBERS
Washington, Dec. 31. A bill to
confer the rank of captain by brevet
on all chairmen of local draft boards
ind the rank of first lieutenant by
brevet on other members of such
boards serving during the war, was
introduced today by Senator Hcn
Jerson of Nevada.
RMY OF 1,500,000
PLAN OF UTAH SENATOR.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 31. An
trmy of half a million men as a part
ii the permanent military estab
ishment of the nation is favored in
resolution introduced today by
senator King of Utah, democrat.
The resolution declares that even
after the declaration of peace the
United States will be required to
maintain a considerable force in
Europe for some time.
BRITISH MAN GERMAN
SUBS ON WILSON'S VISIT
Manchester, Dec. 31. The in
spection of the Manchester ship
canal by President Wilson and his
party bad several picturesque fea
tures. All the ships in the inland
harbor were dressed brightly with
flags and seamen dressed as the
presidential party passed.
i he British "mystery ship and
two German submarines were in the
harbor. At first glance the "mystery
ship" appeared to be . an ordinary
steamer, but as the president and
li s party approached, the ship show
ed its real character.
With all the ranidity and effect of
a great conjuring trick, the dingy
vessel became a fully armed war
ship. Parts of the upper works fell
flown and guns appeared with gun
:rews at their stations. The Ger
man submarines were manned by
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ELEPHANTS PLAY ROUGH
FTER GAINING FREEDOM.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 31. Four
elephants brought here to perform
in a vaudeville theater this week
jroke away from their keepers to
day and made away from the flay
grounds for three hours. One of
the animals became . wedged be
tween two houses and pulled part of
the walls away with her. She then
paid a formal visit to the public
power house and broke in the door
with a, gentle rap and advanced in
a friendly fashion to meet Engineer
f. Krai, who was in charge. Krai
rubbed his eyes and ' disappeared.
The animal scratched her hack on
!he switchboard, reducing it to
twisted metal. The four truants
vere finally captured.
Poles in Control of Capital of
German Poland; Prepare
to Resist Advance
Will Keep Faith
With Wheat Grower
Washington, Dec. 31. Chair
man Lever of the house agricul
ture committee announced today,
after a conference with Secretary
Houston, that legislation to insure
the maintenance of the govern
ment wheat guarantee price for
the 1919 crop was being drafted
by the Department of Agriculture
and that he would introduce it in
congress within a few days.
"The government," Mr. Lever
said, "will buy all of the 1919
crop and sell it at the world price,
whatever that may be." He ad
ded that the government nv'glu lore
a large sum by maintaining the
price, but that it was necessary to
Keep taith with the farmer.
Happy New Year!
MONTANA JOINS RANKS
OF PROHIBITION STATES.
Helena, Dec. 31. Midnight to
night saw Montana's statewide
prohibition law in effect. Officials
:verywhere are pledged to enforce
ment., Douhtr "txisfs whether lvi
erages containing less than two per
cent alcohol may be served and
.test cases are expected. Liquor
dealers in the cities generally were
said to have sold out their stocks.
IN OMAHA LOOKS
But Four Deaths Are Reported
in Last Twenty-Four Hours;
v Health Board Advises
Only four deaths from "flu" were
reported to the city health commis
sioner in the 24 hours ending Tues
"It certainly looks good," said Dr.
Manning, "but I wish I could be
sure that the epidemic won't break
out again. Let the people bear in
mind that the ban against danses
,f will not be raised until 6 o'clock
New Year's day. There is to be
t . no (lancine Aew Years eve.
I Caution is advised by Dr. Man
ning. He issued the following bulle
tin: Keep your feet dry in this flu
H Better wear ruhnera. o-alncTiec "
or arctics now than to wear a
"wooden kimona" later.
So keep your feet dry and warm
and your head cool.
If your feet happen to get wet,
lose no time in drying and warming
them. This is more vital than you
"Don't give the flu a chance at i
Blizzard Raging in North
Part of State; Trains Behind
I' Norfolk. Neb., Dec. 31. (Special
I Telegram.) A blizzard is raging in
1 - northern Nebraska and South Da
I kota. Northwestern trains are far
tV behind schedules from the Rlarl-
Hills and from the Rosebud cotin
f ;5ry. Snow is being driven into the
K .rsvroad cuts by a heavy northwest
J wind. Snow plows are working
W ,nd one is stalled in the drifts near
Beatrice, Neb.. Dec. 31. (Special
Telegram.) A heavy snow storm
set in here this afternoon and con
tinued unabated this evening. The
temperature has dropped almost to
the zero mark, lhe storm is gen
eral in this section of the state.
Trains are all behind time because
of the heavy snowfall.
Peruvian Minister Arrives.
Wt m w U V 4WU aWU
'I Washington, E
f 1 :isco Tudela, the
V.Vster to the Uni
Dec. 31. Dr. Fran-
new Peruvian min-
ited -States, arrived
'vm Ajuia ij rtaauxuc ma
f pct. He brought with him creden
f tials both as minister and as am
jbassador. the latter to be presented
I when the United States senate
1 raises the rank of the United States
representative at. Lima to that of
J ambassador. Dr. Tudela was form-
( erly foreign minister in the Tcru
vian cabinet' ' v V
Basel, Dec 31. The Poles are
masters of Posen, German Foland,
according to the V'orwaerts of Berlin
They have disarmed German officers
and soldiers, some of whom, the
paper adds, were shot after being
tried by court-martial. Violent
fighting has taken place in the
streets between German and Polish
The Poles are in control of the
central postoffice and the telegraph
office and have cut communication
with Germany. The German au
thorities in the province urgently
demand that troops be sent to
The local soldiers' and workmen's
council at Wreschen, east of Posen,
and Zloslaw have officially proclaim
ed their annexation to Poland.
The town " of Gnesen, 30 miles
northeast of Fosen, is in the hands
of the Poles, according to reports
reaching here today.
Rioting in Germany.
Warsaw, Dec. 31. Sympathisers
with the bolsheviki marched to the
Hotel Bruhl, in Warsaw, Sunday
and demanded the release of six bol
shevik agents. Polish troops fired
into the crowd after several soldiers
bad been wounded by the mob, and
tfve persons were killed and a num.
The crowd, which numbered rrtore
than 1,000, paraded through the
streets singing, carrying red banners
and crying "down with Piludski!
Down with the government!" It
was composed mostly of young men
and young women. They then
marched to the hotel where three
companies of the Polish legion were
guarding the bolshevik agents.
Leaders of the crowd demanded
the release of the bolshevik agents
and when this was refused revolver
shots were fired from the crowd into
the hotel. The soldiers answered
with three volleys into the crowd.
Bolsheviki Capture Two Villages,
London, Dec. 31. Forces of the
Russian bolshevik government have
c-..itured two villages in the region
of Reval, according to a Russian
wireless message received here to
day. The "enc.ny," it is added, has
landed 500 men and four guns (evi
dently on the Esthonian coast in
the region of Reval). The wireless
"On December 23, in the Reval
region, we took the vill ges of Bik
hona and Karkus. The enemy has
landed 500 men and four guns."
French Advancing to Kiev.
Canstantinople, Dec. 31. (By
Associated Prfcss.) A volunteer
army and a French force are ad
vancing from Rotimania through
Bessarabia toward Kiev, the Ukrain
ian capital, according to a report
from Odessa, received here.
The advancing forces, the report
says, aim at gaining control of the
railroad between Kiev and Odessa,
from the republican separatist forc
es in the Ukraine.
A French force under General
Bcrthelot has been in Roumania for
more than a month and aided the
Roumanians in forcing the Gernians
to retire trom the country.
Widow of Gen. J. C. Cowin
Beneficiary of His Will
The will of the late Tohn C
Cowin provides that $100 shall he
paid to William B. Cowin and S100
to hdna Cowin-Cudahy, son and
daughter of the deceased.
All of the residue of the estate
was bequeathed unconditionally to
tun i. vowm, me wiaow. uie will
hears date of April 7, 1914. Noth
ing has yet been filed in probate
court to indicate the value of the
ALIBI IN GLYNN
Policemen Testify He Waited!
on Them in Millard Cafe
Failure of the two principal wit
nesses for the state, William Bruce
and Mert Anderson, companions of
Frank Glynn, on the Christmas
morning when the latter was shot
to death, to positively identify Alvin
Wick and James M. James as the
murderers, resulted in the dismissal
of the murder charges against the
latter in police court Tuesday morn
ing. Bruce and Anderson were
with Glynn when he was killed.
Three things were proved in the
preliminary examination of James
M. James, charged jointly with Al
vi.i Wick, with the murder of Frank
Glynn Christmas morning.
The three things were a perfect
alibi, the fact that James was a very
Dusy waiter during the hours when
the murder was supposed to have
occurred, and also that he did "ot
know how to make a sandwich.
As a result of the main finding,
that of an alibi, the case was dis
missed against- James Judge
Charles" Nelson, jFngineer at the
Millard hotel;' Charles H. Howe, a
waiter at the Millard cafe; Dave Ep
stein, manager'of the Millard cafe;
Henry W. Gottwalt, discharged sol
dier who was a customer in the
cafe; Charles Jones, a dishwasher
at the restaurant, and Harry Scog
gl.is, a fellow waiter, all testified
that James w..ited on .table at the
restaurant the night and morning
of the tragedy and were certain he
was attending to his duties between
t' hours of 3; and o'clock.
Scoggins, who has a perfect mas
tery of the waiters, argot, was sat
isfied that James was at the restau
rant, for they spent some time to
gether "chewin' the fat."
"Chewing the fat, what do you
mean.-' asked Judge Britt for enlightenment.
Oh, just throwm the bull, was
the rather cryptic reply. -
sergeant Kussell and Officer Sin
clair of the police force testified
James waited on them between 3
and 4 o'clock that morning.
Umcer Clark also testified James
waited on him before 4 o'clock
How do you know? he was
"Because I called him down for
not knowing how to make a sand
wich," was the reply.
Was it a poor sandwich.' Tudee
"Rotten," was the emphatic an
"Case dismissed." was the finding
of Judge Britt.
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VOLUME OF TRADE
IN GATE CITY SHOWS
Packing House Products Show Gain of About $100,000,
000 While Bank Clearings Gain a Billion Dollars.
Manufacturing and Jobbing Both Increase
in Spite of War. Grain Receipts Mor
Year of Omaha Business Set
Forth in Big Figures
Manufacturing $ 427,271,161
Jobbing . . : 260,836,940
Real estate transfers 16,293,698
racking house output 288,820,787
Bank clearings 2,819,665,975
Grain receipts (bushels).
Grain shipments (bushels)
WILSON RETURNS I Great Sums for Military
TO FRANCE UNDER
And Naval Establishment
Break Record for Nation
Visit to England at an End;
Is Accompanied to 'Rail
way Station by King
i Costs' American People More Than Eighteen pillion
. Part of Vast Amount is Caused by "
; Necessities of War. -
Dover, Dec. 31. President Wil- j
son and his party sailed from Dover
for Calais at 11:20 o'clock this morn-!
The presidential train reached j
Dover at 11 o'clock and little time
was lost in boarding the steamer !
Brighton, which set out almost im-!
mediately on the cross-channel trip
The president was received here
by Commander Boyle, secretary to
Vice Admiral Sir F.otrer Keves. Ad-
miral Keyes Feing indisposed and j
unable to attend ii'. person.
Others in the receiving party
were Rear Admiral Cecil F. Dam- ?
jjitr, xuaj. ucn. j. v-onn Mackenzie
ana the marquis of Camden
accompanied the presidential party. " 1 uuc-inira or tne wars ex
to the pier, where President Wilson i Pensts excluding foreign loans, in
shook hands all around and ex-!.taxes m casn and two-thirds as
Washington, Dec. 31. It-cost the American people
about $18,160,000,000 to run its expensive war govern
ment and make loans to allies in the year ending today,
according to computations from treasury report.
- December expenditures above $2,000,000,000, the
record of t)e nation's history, sent aggregate war costs to
date to approximately $24,500,000,000.
Of the $18,160,000,000 paid out of the treasury's
coffers m 1918, probably $10,000,000,000 went for the
army and the general military establishment, about $2,
000, 000 000 for the navy, $1,000,000,000 for the ship
building program, $1,000,000,000 for other civil govern
ment needs and $4,150,000,000 as loans to America's
brothers m arms.
Onf-rhir1 XaiA i,
.v.. v- , . . . .
. certincates nave brought $943,000,
oniv I 000 into the trens
That the public has paid
pressed ms appreciation lor tne ar
rangements made for his reception.
As the Brighton passed out of the
harbor her naval escort took posi
tion on either side, accompanying
her to mid-channel, where French
destroyers took over the task.
Thanks King George.
ceipts from taxes, customs and mis
cellaneous' revenue amounted to
$4,CS7,063,000, of which $2,949,032,000
Came from iiicnmc anrl vi-.n
Ac .i,. i. r- . "
" picsiuru was leaving tn- us taxes aione.
gland he telegraphed King George a j During the year $6,038,000,000 has
message expressing deep apprecia- come into the treasury from the
Expenses Rapidly Increase.
The wav in which war exnonspc
loans to De repaid in another gener-iave mounted irom month to month
ation, is indicated by treasury fig- is shown by the following table of
ure from various sources. With ! expenditures:
the last four days of the year not I
jjr. iduuiaicu, it is snown tnat re-
General Pershing Names
15,000 Troops for Convoy
Washington, Dec. 31. General
Pershing notified the War depart
ment today that additional units
with a total strength of approxi
mately 15,000 ruen had been as
signed for early convoy home. They
include the 329th and 330th infan
try of the 33d division, with more
than 50 officers and 3,400 men each,
and the 40th regiment, air service,
including about 16 aero squadrons.
Carruthers Field Closed.
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 31. Car
ruthers field has been ordered closed
and all airplanes and. aviators there
will be transferred to Barron field,
which, it was announced here today,
will be made a permanent flying sta-
Senator King Makes
Demand for Withdrawal
of Order on Promotions
Washington, Dec. 31. Senator
King of Utah, democrat, introduced
a resolution yesterday calling on
Secretary Baker to notify the senate
whether an order stopping the com
missioning and promotion of offi
cers issued soon after the signing of
the armistice, had been withdrawn.
The resolution states the practice of
granting commissions and promo
tions should be resumed in justice
to the men.
tion ot his entertainment in this
country and wishing the English
people a happy New Year.
The president returns to France,
members of the party indicated,
feeling that great progress has been
made toward achievement of his
reace ideals. On the trip to Dover
Premier Clcmenceau's speech was
discussed among the Americans.
No expression, however, was forth-1
coming to give any clue as to Pres-1
ident Wilsons feeling regarding it
Fast Fanatic Dies.
San Diego, Cal., Dec. 31. Dr.
Harry S. Tanner, aged 91 years,
died in this city Saturday at the
county hospital, after an illness of
nearly a year. Dr. Tanner's prac
tical application of the theory that
health and long life depended upon
long periods of fastings attracted
world-wide attention a number of
fourth Liberty loan and M.'Ono..
000 from the third Liberty Joan. In
addition, $13,802,000,000 worth of
certificates ;of. indebtedness have
been sold and subsequently largely
redeemed from Liberty loan re
ceipts. War savings stamps and
January, 1918, ..... .$1,090,000,000
These figures include the loans to
all allies, which have run to an aver
age of about $340,000,000 a month.
LIVE STOCK RECEIPTS.
Cattle (head) 1,996,334
Hogs (head) 3.426.353
Sheep (head) 3,386.113
Horses (head) 3,198
THIS NEW YEARS
.Business Suspended aniCiti
zens to Join in Reunions, 7
Dances and Receptions
Planned Over City.
A "victory" New Year's observ
ance, following the "victory"
Chfistniis celebraiion, is scheduled
for today. Business houses and
public buildings, will be closed,
family reunions, church services,
New Year's receptions and social
functions without number, dinners,
tear, receptions and dances, are the
"orders of the day."-
A generous sp; .nkling of khaki
and blue uniforms, denoting boys
home on furlough, recentlv dis
charged and stationed at local posts,
gives the "victory ' touch to the
The all-pervacintr feeline of
thankfulness that j.eace has come, jin
contrast to the heavy hearts which
welcomed the auvent of the present
year, is tne outstanding feature of
"Flu" Ban Lifted.
Onlaha's business record Hun'mr
1918, is the face of a world at war,
will hearten those who are deter
mined to make the new year a ban
ner period in the history of the
Gate City. Plans for Omaha during
1919 already indicate that unprece
dented activity will hark all line
of business. It will be a period of
account pf'rnany important enter
prises deferred for the all-importanl
.business of war.
.Live stock receipts for the yeai
bhowed the following percentage
of increase over 1917: Cattle 16 per
cent; hogs 23 per cent; sheep, 10
per cent. The total packing house
a2U0-o,the year a,"U"ted to
-8.20,87. nearly $100,000,000
more than the previous year. War
shipments stimulated the packing
house business, and these figures
offer a striking exhibit of the grow
ing importance of Greater Omaha
as one of the world's packing house
centers. Millions of men oversea"
were furnished supplies which were
prepared in this packing center.
During the year nearly $500,000 was
spent in improvements at the pack
ing houses and yards, and a further
improvement of $250,000 has been
planned for 1919.
It is a notable fact the total pack
ing house output in 1918 was twice
that of 1916.
One of the most interestmo .
Manufacturing Doubles Here
in Last Three Years
The following is a list of the ten leading manufacture
ing lines in Omaha and their growth for the past three
1918 1917 1916
Packing . . . . .$288,820,787 $191,718,000 $149,768,860
Alfalfa products 4,281,000
Bags ......... 2,900,000
in Area by Addition
Bucharest, Dec. 31. (Havas.)
The mission of the Transylvanian
government sent by the national as
sembly of Roumanian Transylvania"
to hand to King Ferdinand the pact
of union with Roumania.was re
ceived in Bucharest with great cere
mony. The mission was acclaimed
by the populace and was lodged at
the royal palace.
King Ferdinand received the depu
tation and declared he was obeying
the will of the Roumanian people in
accepting the mandate to reign
over the region from the Dniester
to the Theiss.
The . Transylvania national as. i
sembly, which met in December,
declared the freedom of the Rou
manian districts, of. Transylvania as
I well as the desire of those districts
I to be joined with Roumania under
j King Ferdinand. The Dniester river
I flows through Galicia and Bessarab
ia to the Black sea, while the Theiss
flows northward from the Danube
northeast of Belgrade and swings
eastward to its source in the moun
tains between Bukowina and Tran
sylvania. Near the Danube it flows
through the region known as
Banat. The addition to Roumania
of these districts will almost double
the area of Roumania as it was be
fore the war, .
Forces of Allies in
-North Russia are Not
in Any Serious Danger
Washington, Dec. 31. Favorabic
reports on .he Miration in the
Archangel region pf Russia, where
some unoflicirl accounts have pi
turcd the north Russian, allied and
American forces as lacing destruc
tion at the liano's ot bolsheviki in
overwhelming r.umbtrs, have been
given to the State department by
G. A. Martiuszme, representative
Here ot the Archangel government
It was ofli;ial!y stated today that
Mr. Martiuszine had conferred
with Acting .Secretary Polk, and
that his inf,)'-ina;io'i showed the
situation well in hand from the
viewpoint of the allies.
According to liicse . reports, thj
bolshevik so"liers are officered by
Germans and consequently are able
to make good use of their artillery
and rapid fire gutis, but they have
no stomach for fighting that does
not keep then at a distance from
Will Have Blowout.
Paris, Dec. 31. The American
peace delegation will hold a New
ear's celebration at theHotel Cril
lon tomorrow afternoon. Among
those attending will be the mem
bers of President Wilson's immedi
Additional satisfaction at the lift. stones 111 connection with Omaha's -
nig ot tne ' Hu ban on New Year's "k'"8 as rnanutactunne citv i
j il... u ! tfilH hv tin. fim,... ...i.:t. i ,
"aji "U ic n:iifjcuza situation
seems to be well m hand, is ex
pressed on all s'.-'es.
To add to th s all, the weather
man 'las ordered more seasonable
weather, good old spell, but one
not too cold to chill the warm heart
of Omaha, as eviduiced by her gen
erous response o every appeal,
humane and patno.ic. made during
the year 1918. The coldest day of
winter will usher in the New Year.
"The boys" back home, health,
success and huiierto unequaled
1-rosperity is the 1019 outlook. '
Germans Try to Palm
Off Old Guns, Yanks
Too Smart for Them
Coblenz. Dec. 31. (By Associated
Press.) lhe old fashioned heavy
artillery which is being offered the
American army by the Gernians will
be declined, according to a decision
by the allied armistice commission.
The armistice commission's In
structions to the Americans were
that they were not to accept 10-cen-timeter
guns of models nrinr tn
cylinder record mechanism. 150-mil.
nuclei nuwuzers oi models prcv- ""'Priance or umaha
ious to iwi or Jiu-mitlimeter mod- niarRet:
els of date previous to 1910. The ar- ' Rcccli,l of
mistice commission decided that the ' m1
told by the figures which have. hen
compiled by the bureau of publicity
of the Chamber of Commerce. Dur
ing 1918 the- total value of manu
ftured products amounted to
?427,271,161, which 'was $100,000,000
more than 1917 and twice as much
as 1915. In nine years Omaha's
manufacturing business has increas
ed more than 100 per cent. Omaha's
butter industry increased nearlv
100 per cent during last vear when
the output was $20,387,182. Thi
city is rapidly becoming one of the
important gutter markets of the
Substantial increases are unfed ,
! the output of soap, alfalfa products,
j crackers, bags, cars and printing.
! 1 here was an increse of 10 per cent
in the general jobbing business.
Grain Receipts Increase.
Omaha as a grain market made
substantial strides during the year
Receipts in all lines showed an in
crease. Corn receipts increased 52
per cent; wheat, 50 per cent; oats,
17 per cent. ,
The bank clearings of the year
were nearly one billion dollars more
than 1917. Part of that increase
was due to war activities and part
to general increase in business.
The following figures in bushels
will serve to emphasize the growing
as a gran
n-tcynuii. ui material snouid con
tinue after January 1 and untif new
instructions were received.
Upon the fulfillment of the armis
tice conditions regarding materials
to be turned over, the material not
accepted will be returned to the
neeplpts of oats ms
Kocrlpt of wheat lilt
fugitive Convicts Recaptured.
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 31.-J. C.
V under and Emmet McDaniels, the
convicts who escaped a second time
from guards while heinc taken
the penitentiary at Florence yester
day, were recaptured last night by
a sheriff's nosse at Casa GranHe
and taken to Florence today. With
them were captured J. D. McDaa
iels, a brother of Emmet, and the
two girls with whom the cenvicts
ned a week ago
Admiral Sims to Be Head
. of U.S. Naval War College
Washington, Dec. 31.-rVice Ad
miral Sims w ill be Assigned to duty
as president of the naval war college
at Newport, R. on completion of
his present duty as commander of
American naval forces in European
waters. Secretary Daniels made
this announcement today, adding
that the assignment was at tie re
quest of Admiral Sims and that the
Navy department had asked for dou
ble the current appropriation for the
war co lege m order to expand the
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