Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 04, 1919, Page 4, Image 4
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1919. Nebraska' i TWO-YEAR-OLD GRAND ISLAND CHILD KILLED Son of Roy Stutzman Burned to Death When Bed Catches Fire; Father Died Week Ago. Grand Island; Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)- Leaving her 2-year-old neph ew alone in the house for a few min utes, Miss Anna Stutzman, aged 17, hurried to the home of a relative a block away. Five minutes later, when she re turned, she found the bed on fire and the baby .surrounded by flames. The child died a short time later. ' The fire department quickly extin guished' the "bteze. . 1 Matches were found lying on the floor, but it is not known if the baby had been p'aying with them. ;;The child's mother died when it was a few weeks of age. The fath er, Roy Stutzman, left here a few weeks ago for the coast. . At Chey enne,' where he stopped, he was taken ill with influenza and died about a week ago. Roy Stutzman's mother died on the same day of the . same disease. Fremont Boy Writes of Flu Conditions in Guam Fremont, Neb., Jan. 1. (Special.) Influenza has hit the island of Guam a hard blow, according to Lt. Andrew Sinamark, who writes his mother that it is estimated that 600 deaths have occurred since the epi demic broke out. The naval hos pital where Lieutenant Sinamark is stationed has' overflowed with pa tients and the school houses and tents have been converted into, hos pitals. In the town where the hos pital is located there was an average of 25 deaths a day. The cemetery was filled and another laid out. Former Beatrice Woman Dies in Lincoln Thursday Beatrice, Neb.,. Jan. 3. (Special.) Announcement was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Roxie Lynch Menzendorf of Lincoln, for merly of this city, aged 45 years. She is survived by her husband and two daughters. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Lincoln. Fremont Canteen Service Served 5,000 Men Last Month Fremont, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.) The Fremont canteen service served over 5,000 soldiers who pass ed through Fremont during the month of December. A booth has been established in Union station. Miss Maud May and her assistants meet all the trains from 8 a. tn. to 9 p. m. Dies of Pneumonia After Discharge from the Army , Beatrice, Neb., Jan. .3. (Special.) Oliver Roscoe, who was recently discharged from the army service at Camp Funston, died yesterday in his home at Clatonia of pneumonia. He was 22 years of age and a son of William Roscoe, manager of . the 1 . grain elevator at Clatonia. ' - Telephone Installation Case is to Be Heard January 17 Lincoln Jan. 3. Hearing on the suit recently filed by the Nebraska Railway commission for writ of in junction to prevent the enforcement of telephone installation rates or dered by the postmaster general will be held in federal court here January 17. A Former Fremont Woman t . Passes Away in Oregon Fremont,' Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.) .Mrs. Harold E. Smith, formerly Miss Angeline Young of Fremont, is dead at Bend, Ore. Mrs. Smith was 26 years of age and is survived by her husband and small daughter. She was born and grew up near Hooper. . Omaha Man Taks Position -With Golden Rod Cremery , Fremont, Neb., Jan.. 3. (Special.) ! ' Charles E. Edelman of Omaha has come to Fremont to take the super , . jritendency of the Golden Rod creamery, owned and operated by .;F- E, Pratt. . - . '-.V- v? tit, TAKE A SHOT AT THE SLAUGHTER SALE OF SILK SHIRTS -no handicap v --open to all PEASE BLACK CO. 1417 Farnam : Press Association Will Hold Meeting in Lincoln, Feb. 20 to 22 Lincoln, Jan. 3. (Special Tele gram.) The executive committee of the Nebraska State Press associa tion has called the annual meeting for February 20, 21 and 22 in Lin coln. The committee, together with sev eral members of the association, met in the" Lincoln hotel this afternoon, authorizing the president to call off the meeting, if, as the time ap proached, it was deemed best be cause of the influenza not to hold the meeting. F. E. Helvey, H. M. Davis, Clark Perkins, Ross Hammond and Edgar Howard were appointed a legisla tive committee and Vice President Will Isreal, E. C. Percell and Clark Perkins a committee to prepare a program for the annual meeting. City Council Orders Gas Rate Lowered in Beatrice Beatrice. Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.) The old fight over the gas rates in this city has been resumed , be tween the city commissioners and local gas company. Some time ago the commissioners met with repre sentatives of the company and grant ed it a flat rate of $1.80 per thousand cubic feet of gas. Acting on the re port of Clarke Mickey, an expert from Lincoln, submitted this week to the commissioners, they have or dered the rate cut to $1.60 per thou sand cubic feet, snd have also or dered the company not to charge the $1.80 rate for December, under threat of a fine and loss of its fran chise. The company says it will stand pat and enforce the payment of the December bills or close its plant. . Former Table Rock Woman Dies in Powell, Wyoming Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 3. (Spe cial.) Mrs. Bessie Irwin, wife of Earl Irwin, who had been sick with pneumonia, died last night. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. Mr. Irwin is very ill with pneumonia and unable to leave his bed. ' News has reached here of the death in Powell, Wyo., of Mrs. Grace Perrin, wife of W. S. Perrin, who formerly was in the DuBois bank. Mrs. Perrin was formerly Grace Jordan, daughter of Eben Jordan, a member of the house in the state legislature of 1877. Break in Kearney Light Plant Puts City in Darlc Kearney. Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.) Kearney has. been "in the dark" for two days, due to a break at the Central power plant, where a giant turbine generator, burned out Tues day night. The break was caused by ice forming and coming in contact with the armature. Because of drift ice in the river and canal it was im possible to turn to water power for relief, until a channel had been cut at the Elm creek canal intake. This service only partly relieves the sit uation. Public Schools of Table Rock Reopen; Ban Is Lifted Table Rock. Neb., Jan. 3, (Spe cial.) The 'Pawneej City public schools opened again this week, after being closed for several' weeks on account of the prevailing epidemic. BE ATONES UNBEATABLE BARGAINS IN PATENTS & SUNDRIES $1,00 12-Pt. Bottle Pure Norwegian Cod Liver Oil ... .59c $1.75 Pint Bottle Pure Nor wegian Cod Liver Oil $1.18 25c Beecham's Pills ... 17c $1.00Peruna 87c 25c Pears Soap, Un- scented .14c Eaele Brand Condensed Milk 24c 50c Goutorbe Liquid Nail Polish 35c $1.25 Goutorbe Face Powder .98c Denatured Alcohol, keep your radiator from freezing, per gallon .....$1.10 25c 4711 Glvcerine Soapl4c $2.00 Ideal Hair Brushes (trinle bristles) .."..'.$1.10 $1.00 Listerine .......79c 25c Nature's Remedy Tab lets, for 16c $1.25 Pint Imported Olive Oil 69c $1.00 Nuxated Iron . . .89c 60c Danderine ..46c 50c Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab lets .. ..41c 30c Zymole Troches ... 19c (Beaton's Stictite 25c Lister's Sanitary Towels 55c $3.50 Horlick's Malted Milk. Hospital Size, . .$2:90 50c Kodol Dyspepsia Tab lets .39c 30c Sloan's Liniment . .24c 50c Hays' Hair Health .29c 35c Castoria, for ... . .24c 25c Peroxide Hydrogen 7c 50c Orazin Tooth Paste 34c 50c 3-P Capsules 39c MauU Lamps 10 to 50 Watt Mazda Lamps ,35c 60 Watt Mazda Lamps. . .40c We carry a stock of all lamps up to 500 watt Mall Orders Receive Oar ' Prompt Attention. Beaton Drug Co. 15 th and Faraaaa ' 5-Year Railroad Control , By Federal Government Strongly Urged by McAdoo Director General Tells Senate Committee of Betterment of Service and Economies Effected by Unification of Lines. Thinks System Has Not Yet Had Fair Chance. Washington, Jan.. 3. Accomplish ments of railroads' under federal control in the last 12 months and arguments for a five-year contin uance of government operation to provide a fair test of unified, direc tion were recited today by Director McAdoo. testifying before the sen ate interstate commerce committee, which took up consideration of his recommendation for extension of control until 1924. After citing reforms effected un der unified control, the director general said: I believe that under the handi caps of war conditions a sufficient showing has been made to indicate that all the reforms I have men tioned are desirable as permanent peace measures. Yet it is clear that the general public has not had an opportunity to weigh the real value of what has been accomplished. The public is entitled to have, before the present federal control shall be terminated, a reasonably fair test under peace conditions of the ad vantages to be derived from these reforms. . Time Too Short. "It will be impossible to review the results of even one year of fed eral control under peace conditions until the spring of 1920, and it will then be too late for congresa to leg islate before the end of the 21 months' period after the declaration of peace, provided for. in the present law for governmental con trol. Operation under peace condi tions with a Jenure so short as the 21 months cannot possibly consti tute a fair test. . "Indeed, the difficulties with oper ation during the 21 months' perjod will be so serious that I do not see how the government can be fairly asked to encounter them." Another reason for a longer test period, said the director general, is the advisability of having adequate information on valuation of. railroad property, now being gathered by the interstate commerce commission to gu'de congress in legislation. Referring to the increase in freight and jiassenger rates, six months ago, Mr. McAdoo said that similar ac tion would have been necessary even under private management to pre vent serious losses, and said it should be possible to lower rates material ly this year. Equitable distribution of the rate burden over all railroads regard less of the fact that some are un usually prosperous and others poverty-stricken, is possible only under unified control, Mr. McAdoo urged, as another argument for the five year continuance plan. Great improvement and extensions should be made in terminal facili ties, said the director. This, he said, provides the greatest opportunity for reducing railroad costs and pro moting public convenience in the fu ture. Mr. McAdoo estimated the gov ernment's loss in operating rail roads this year at $136,000,000. This represents the difference between the amount guaranteed to the roads as rental and the sums credited to the government in railroad income. If the higher rates had been in effect the entire year, he estimated the government would have made a sur plus of $100,000,000. Wage advances to railroad em ployes last year added between $600, 000,000 and $700,000,000 to the Day- rolls, Mr. McAdoo testified. In addi tion, the coal bill was $140,000,000 higher for the 10 months of 1918 end ing November 1 than the same pe riod of 1917. Many economies brought about under unified management, such as routing, heavier loading and elim ination of useless competition, Mr. McAdoo explained, will not be re flected until this year. ' Many of the changes in railroad operation inaugurated -during last year, the director general testified, should prove of permanent value and should continue, regardless of what form of control is decided upon. Such reforms include: Maintenance of the permit sys tem so as to control the traffic at its source: maintenance of heavy loading for cars; pooling of repair shops; elimination of circuitous routes; unification of terminals; maintenance of the 'sailing day plan;' consolidation of ticket offices; utilization of universal mileage tickets; standardization of equip ment; maintenance of the uniform freight classification; maintenance of common time tables between im portant points; maintenance of high demurrage rates and uniform rules; establishment of through waybilling freight from point of origin to des tination; elimination of the old practice of paying in mileage or per diem rental for the use of cars of one carrier by another. Competition and self interest of individual roads would prevent the carrying out of many of these re forms under the old system of pri vate management, declared Mr. McAdoo. Reviews Experiences. The retiring director general told the senators how the government. taking over the railroads the first of last year at a time when they were threatened with physical and finan cial breakdown, had righted condi tions gradually, moved 6,496.000 troops, hauled great quantities of food at a critical time in February, when the very success of the war depended on the food situation, and had hauled 37,083,000 .nOre tons (of bituminous coal during the ten months ending October 31, than in the same period of the, year before." "Watever inconveniences may have resulted to civilian travelers,' he asserted, "are due entirely to war conditions and are in no way re lated to the, fact that the railroads were under government control." The director general went at length into ffce necessity for pool ing terminal facilities in scores of cities. This program cannot be car ried out, however, he said, except under some form of unified control extending over a nurabef of years. He emphasized that waterways should be used more extensively in co-ordination with railroads, but ex pressed doubt whether this would be done if the roads went back to competitive, private management, Temperature Goes to 15 Below Zero in Beatrice Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special Telegram.) The coldest weather of the winter prevails here. The tem perature this morning dropped 13 below and for four days has fallen below the zero mark. Wymore Man Fined $300 for Violating Liquor Laws Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.) Mike Moore, who was brought back to Wymore yesterday from McCook, was fined $300 and costs by Judge Woolsey for violating the state liquor laws. Bond was fixed at $700. Hooper Man Runs Into Ditch. Fremont, Neb., . Jan. 3. (Special Telegram.) Lours Stiver of Hooper escaped with light bruises and a shading up when his automobile went into the ditch north of Fremont NO PLANS MADE FOR UNIVERSAL fl It M Y Yl-Ulli:h n II III I ULUflUl Secretary Baker Says Subject Awaits Peace; Hopes Army Need Not Stay in France Two Years; .Washington,- Jan. 3. No decision has been reached by the .War de partment on the question' of uni versal military service, Secretary Baker told the house military com mittee today, and he indicated that no definite project, for a permanent military establishment would b presented to congress until the peac conference had concluded it work. When asked whether it would be necessary to keep a large force in Europe for at least two years, the secretary said: "We hope that is not true: wi are not planhning for it." -'- He said 700,000 men had been dis charged from the army since th armistice was signed and that an other million men would be dis charged within the next five weeks. American Cemetery, Washington, Jan. 3. The city corporation or eenast, Ireland, has given to the "American nation, free of charge for all time," the section of the cemetery wherein are buried 34 American soldiers who died of influenza. mtBmm I I I ll I ll I I I CSMI I I I III MMW. Ill yW II . t . . In, T"T1 SPECIAL NOTICE We take Liberty Bond at full market value in exchange for merchandise. ' Ha jrdn Bros. MEN OF OMAHA: Our Annual January Clearance Sale of Suits id. Overcoats : v Now in ' Full Force Benson & Thome's Men 's Clothes Are Tailored to Kpep a Reputation ? for High Quality and Good Value ELIABILITY" first of all. For years we have operated our' P Men's Shop under that policy. This is particularly impor j tant during a sale of this character. 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