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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5. 1919.
HAVE RECORD OF
James Allen. Killed in Auto
Accident, Arrested as
' J. C. Shank of Council Bluffs, who
'' was severely injured in an automo-
bile accident at Thirteenth and
! , Broadway Monday night, which re-
; suited in the instant death of three
persons, is dying at Mercy hospital,
Council Bluffs. Attending physi
cians declare there is no hope of his
The bodies of Edgar A. HuHchir.s
and James Allen, killed, are in the
' Cutler morgue. The body of Mrs.
Fannie Opal Brock isj at King's un
dertaking rooms. ,
Coroner Cutler will hold an sn
quest in Council Bluffs during the
week. No arrangements have been
made for the funerals,-,
Mrs. Fannie Brock lived on the
second floor of a frame building,
t used as Jt grocery store at 3340
West Broadway, vith her husband,
J. C. Brock, and their three chil
dren, two boys, aged 6 and 7, and a
daughter 13 years old. She was 31
Edward Hutchins, 2445 Avenue D,
was 39 years old. He is survived
by his wife and one son. He was
a switchman employed by the Illi
nois Central railroad company. He
was a member of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen and in good
standing both in the order and with
Allen Arrested Month Ago.
Neither the police nor the coroner
has been able to locate the home of
Jim Allen, and there is doubt that his
real name is Allen. January 2, in
company with a companion, Fred
Riley, he drove a big car into town
and stopped at the Maryland lunch
room for dinner. Police Officer
Bascom, off duty and in plain
clothes, happened to be in the lunch
room and Allen took a fancy to
him and at the conclusion of the
lunch invited him out to take a drink
with the chance of buying a bottle of
Both of the stranpers had been
drinking and the officer went w'ith
them to the car and saw the big
load of booze, more than 400 pints.
Allen Fights Officer.
He stepped on the running board
and told Allen to driv to the po
lice station. The car started in (the
direction of the station, two blocks
away, but by the time Bryant street
was reached a speed of 40 miles an
"hour had-been attained. The of fi-
- cer pulled his gun but the drunken
men paid no heed, defying him to
.' The officer fired several shots at
, the radiator and tires but did not
succeed in stopping the car until he
reached over and turned the spark
? switch. The men then tried to
throw him from the footboard.
Both men pleaded guilty in district
- court and drew $500 fines, which
'.; they paid, after advancing $3,600
cash for district court 'and federal
:', court bonds.
The identity of neither of the
.men has ever 'been clearly estab-
lislied, although it was known that
" they long had 4een in the 'booze
- running business.
! Otis Skinner Talks
; .. "to Rotary Club Members
A Rotary club dinner given at
the Athjetic club last night drew
219 members. The meeting differed
! from the regular weekly Rotary club
dinners in that business discussion
was laid aside for lighter pastimes.
One of the chief attractions of the
. evening was to have been the exhi
bition of the government film, "Fit
to Fight," a picture devoted to
combating social diseases.
The film was delayed, however.
; and after waiting for half an hour,
messengers were sent hurriedly to
a local film company for a substi
tute. The only available, film
proved to be a comedy known as
"Ragtime Romance." but members
leclarcd it satisfactory.
Olis Skinner, now at the Bran
deis theater, d'opped m while the
dinner was in progress, and made a
few informal remarks. Singing led
: hy Harry Morrison, song leader
for the War Camp Community ser
vice, was on the program. Athletic
events which included boxing, wrest
ling and shadow wrestling were held
after the dinner. "Flying Revo,"
- known as the champion shadow
' wrestler of the world, drew much
Coach Tommy Mills Weds
Miss Alma Sorenson
"Tommy" Mills, Creightoii ath-
letic coach, was married to lMss
Alma Sorenson, daughter of Mr.
' and Mrs. Marius Sorenson, 3201
Lincoln boulevard, Tuesday morn-
- ing at Creighton chapel. The cere
i motiy was conducted by Rev. Father
Mills met his bride when he was
. coach of Omaha high school, at
- which time his wife was a student
; there. The father, the late Marius
Sorenson, was a well:known con
tractor. f Only immediate members of the
ramily were present at the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Mills are at the
; home of Mrs. Mills' mother.
' ''Prison" Suffragettes
Arrive in Omaha Today
A delegation of the woman's na
tional party will arrive in Omaha
it 7:05 o'clock this morning on the
; 'Prison Special." The "gang" is
n its way to Chicago. They left
Denver Tuesday. The party will
-emain in Omaha only 30 minutes.
It is composed of militant suffra
gettes, many of whom have been in
jail, from which fact the train was
jiven its name. j
Civil Service Examinations.
Wnshlnirton, March 4. (Special.) Arte
1. W. Blink of Independence, la., ap
o!ntd clerk In the State department.
Vddle Colbert, Ottumwa, la., appointed
rlerk In the tnternal revenue bureau. El
imination for civil lervlce will be held on
pril 11 for fourth class postmaster at
Don't Change Vour Husband. Adv.
Wilson Confers With
Irish Delegation, But
Wouldn't Meet Cohalan
New York, March 4. President
Wilson tonight refused to confer
with the delagation named by the
Irish convention in Philadelphia,
to urge his support of Irish free
dom until Justice Daniel F. Coha
lan of the New York state su
preme court, mentioned in the
Bernstorff correspondence, had
withdrawn from the room at the
Metropolitan opera house in which
the meeting was held.
The members of the committee
with spontaneous unanimity said
that they would leave rather than
permit Justice Cohalan to leave.
"The cause is bigger than any
one man; bigger than I am," said
Justice Cohalan, who insisted up
on leaving the room rather than
interfere with the conference,
, The president then remained in
conference with the committee
half an hour.
After hearing the arguments of
the delegates President Wilson
told them he was in thorough ac
cord with the aspirations voiced.
He explained that the Irish ques
tion had not yet been presented to
the peace conference "and when
this case comes up I will have to
use my best judgment as to how to
Washington, March 4. By a
vote of 216 to 41, the house adopt
ed the resolution expressing the
hope that the peace conference
would "favorably consider the
claims of Ireland to the right of
Omaha Mayor Sends Word to
Conference Somebody in
Washington Is "Stand
ing on His Foot." ,
Washington, March 4. Criticism
of congress for not passing appro
priation and other measures and of
government departments for what
was termed failure to co-operate to
the fullest in providing employment
and in releasing raw materials, de
veloped today at the White House
conference of governors and mayors
called to consider iabor and busi
Mayor Rolph of San Francisco,
who led the discussion, declared
congress ha3 failed to pass great
appropriation measures at a time
when the country was looking to
the federal government to set an
example of states and municipalities
in handling of business.
Mayor Clark Burdick of Newport,
R. I., charged that government
plants in his city had refused to
re-employ men who left the plants to
go to war, some of whom had re
turned bearing wound stripes.
Mayor Peters of Boston said busi
ness there would be assisted greatly
if the government woyld come to
some determination of policy as to
raw materials, such as wool, and
leather, whfch were controlled dur
ing the war.
, Word From Omaha MWor.
The mayor of -Omaha sent word
to the conference that somebody in
Washington was "standing on his
foot," the citv being unable to pro
ceed with $1,000,000 worth of paving
because the railroads could nof"ob
tain permission from the railroad
administration to spend money for
their share. -
Mayor Rolph frequently was in
terrupted by applause during the
discussion of conditions.
"The country and the cities are
all right; whatever trouble exists
centers right here." the San
Francisco mayor declared. "Why
did a filibuster defeat the great ap
propriation measures?- Why
shouldn't congress be reconvened
to take up problems faced by all the
states? Why are governments of
Everybody Flown the Coop.
"These are some of the questions
I want to ask, but there is nobody
here to answer them. Congress has
adourned, tlie president has gone to
Paris and the vice president to
Pheonix, Aria. Everybody has
flown the coop except the mayors."
UDGETS 111 THE
AIR AS CONGRESS
(Continued from Fata One)
tions were issued by members with
democrats" and republicans disputing
responsibility for failure of impor
tant measures. Most republican
members urged the calling of an
early extra session.
Debate Will Continue.
Despite the death of congress,
controversy over the league of na
tions' constitution promises - to be
agitated continually by advocates
and opponents. Prominent demo
cratic and republican congressmen
already have speech-making itiner
aries planned, with Senators Borah
of Idaho, republican, and Reed of
Missouri, democrat, and Thomas of
Colorado, democrat, to speak soon
at New York, Boston and other
cities in criticism of the league con
stitution. Republican Leader Lodge
does not plan to engage in the
Chief interest at the finish, cen
tered in the senate filibuster and the
league of nations' controversy. The
filibuster continued from 10 o'clock
yesterday morning until 11:30
o'clock today, with Senators Sher
man of Illinois, La Follette of Wis
consin and France of Maryland, oc
cupying most of the time of the
Ifjng session. It -even prevented
the customary exchanges of court
esy at the finish. In the house,
however, the usual riotous scenes
marked the close of the session.
The clock was stopped a few min
utes for final felicitations and for
an hour after adjournment house
members exchanged goodbys, with
music. songs and impromptu
OF BERG POTASH
Two Hundred Hold Meeting to
Ascertain Why Rating Is
Net Better in Busi
The stockholders of the William
Berg Potash company, with its exec
utives offices in Omaha and its plant
at Merriman, Cherry county, Ne
braska, are conducting investigation
to determine what disposition has
been made of the company's funds.
Two hundred of the stockholders
met here yesterday and will contin
tie in session today.
lhe William Uerg Potash com
pany has a capital stock of $1,000,0:JO
and according to Matt Miller, David
City, Neb., most of the stockholders
have paid in full.
Regardless of this fact, Mr. Mil
ler contends that a large number of
bills are unpaid, that the credit ot
the company is impaired, and that
the plant is not producing to anv ex
tent and that the machinery for ex
tensions cannot be bought unless ac
companied by cash.
Speakers Grow Personal.
The 200 stockholders represent
5,452 holders. The meeting was held
in the ball room of the Hotel Cast
and fbr a time was open to the pub
lic. Then speakers commenced mak;
ing charges and counter-charges
any by unanimous vote it was decid
ed that all persons other than
stockholders and those holding
proxies be ejected.
Chemist Winthrop went into an
exhaustive report relative to thd
potash bearing salts of the lakes
around Merriman and Eli in Cherry,
owned -and controlled by the com
pany. He told them that the waters
of Hawthorn, Carson and Steer
lakes carry 25 to 35 per cent of pot
ash salts, that the stratum is 13
feet thick and that with the pump
ing facilities, with the proper ma
chinery for separating the potash
and by-products the plant should be
making $4,735.60 a day fof the
Attorney Matt Miller of David
City, however, stirred uj things by
remarking that, "like the other men
and women here, I am a stockholder
and am entitled to know the facts.
The report of the chemist is fine,
but it does not bring the results.
We waiU to know why, after we
have beeta paying in our money, all
debts have not been paid, 'and wby
we are unable to buy machinery to
carry on the work at the Merriman
"We are' more deeply interested
in results than a discussion of pot
ash and by-products."
The chairman of the meeting
said some time ago he ordered an
investigation of the affairs of the
company. The books, he said, hafi
been taken and turned over to an
expert accountant. This man. he
said, was ready to make his report. I
It was at this point that someone
suggested there might be present
persons other than stockholders of
the company, and they were re
quested to leave the room.
The report of the accountant was
submitted last night, but will not be
acted upon until at a meeting that
will be held today.
In connection with the financial
affairs of the Berg company none
of the stockholders openly charge
a misappropriation of funds, yet
they contend that, in their opinion,
they were not expended to further
the best interests of the CDmpany. It
was tated last night that today the
company s hnanciai statement
would be made public, tnc same
showing where the mo paid into
the treasury went and for what pur
poses it was spent.
Prominent Membef Df Neb.
Lodges Dies in Blair
Blair. Neb.. March 4. (Special)
Harry Higley, 59 years old, died
last night at 11 o'clock at the family
residence following , an attack of
paralysis. Mr. Higley was a pioneer
of Washington county, having come
to Blatr when a child. For more
than 30 years he wa's in the confec
tionery business here, lie was a
nrominent member of the Modern
Woodmen, Knights of Pythias, Ma
sonic order and the Mystic shrine
Temple of Omaha.
He is survived by a widow, one
daughter and as son. Burial will be
at 2:30 o clock Wednesday atter
noon from the Episcopal church.
First Christian five
Still Holds Top Place
Plavintr a close game in the first
-half, but falling behind in the second,
the Pearl Memorial basket ball team
lost its chance to mar the perfect
record of the First Christians by
losing to them, 26 to 21, last night
in the Church league games played
on the "Y" floor.
The Trinity Baptist quintet lost
to the Cavalry Baptist five by a
single field goal. The score was
20 to 18.
The Hanscom Park Methodist
flippers had an off night, losing to
the Benson Methodist crew by a
A fin example of cifar
enfttrunihip yoa will
notice, as rou smoke, ita
very choice tulity.
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THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS. ,
THE president and his high hat eased into America by way of Boston.
We don't know why the prexy came in the back way. Maybe he
-passed up New York cold in order to bilk the ticket speculators.
' The last time that any distinguished visitors embossed their O'Sulli
vans on New England's rockbound coast was when the original sextet of
Pilgrim Fathers stepped on the Plymouth Rock; Today the descendants
of those same Pilgrim Tapas arc stepping on the Plymouth Rock and Rye.
Boston iorzot :t was Boston tor
a reception that would have done credit to a big city. They pulled off a
parade that took three hours to pass a given point. It took Woody slight
ly lesj time to pass 14 ot em m fans. '
In an address that thrilled his hearers to the bone, the Prexy said:
"Governor, mayor, friends and republicans,' in the order named:
It heartens mc td be in Boston todayy as I feel that I am approaching
America. I want to thank you for the wonderful reception that Boston
has tendered me, and when I am no longer living in the White House
I would like to settle down in Boston. Say about 1928. I would like
to spend the rest of my days in this town. And my nights in New
"America has just succored Belgium. We gave succor to Poland.
We gave succor to Serbia. We gave some succor to Armenia. We also
gave some sucker to Holland. You know his name. He' was the man
who said that after taking Paris and London he would go to Wash
ington. You can't go to Washington by that route. You've got to
start in Trenton.
"I will stay in America long enough to grab a couple of four
minute eggs and then clatter back to Europe. My experiment of
landing in Boston has been an entire success. Thank you."
Immediately after escaping from Boston, Woody gyrated to Wash
ington to visit his North American
hemispheres like a pair of apples,
annlps. rip. it; hnsipr than a rat in a
l l - . .
chance 'm leaving Europe flat on its
of nations is liable to flap out of its
America's first and only commuting president will keep the senate
awake for about a week and then intends to scoot back to Paris to pull
the international weeds out of his 14-point garden. He did not state
whether he means to lease a villa in France for the dry season.
lo a man who has always worked tor a living, this league of nations
is rather a complicated dish or diplomatic spaghetti. When vou trv to
draw on the average citizen's imagination your check comes back from
his skull marked No Funds. ihere is nothing secret about the su
preme council. Their intentions are about as private as a postal card.
Still, nobody seems to know what
We arc hep that Gerfnany is to
that the big circuit will have teams in Washington, Paris, London,
Rome, Tckio and three other cities that can afford franchises. Berlin is
to be kept crippled like a rungless stepladder. As the amir of Afghan
istan solved the tall cost of living by dying last week, we don't know
what the Afgbannies were going to do in the big .league.
We do know that the kaiser has sold those -smoked glasses that he
bought to use in his place in the sun field. And we're wise that America
is going to have charge of the water bucket. The sultan of Turkey has
been waived on by all the big league clubs and is headed for the sticks.
tut as tor the rest ot the bunk, we
thousand left feet.
South Side Eagles
Put on an Athletic
Show for Members
In lieu of a meeting, South Oma
ha Aerie, No. 154, of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles held an athletic en
tertainment in the South Side Eagle
home last night, for the entertain
ment of the members. About 100
members were present to witness
the fun and after the show had an
old-fashioned "Dutch lunch."
The entertainment was opened
with a musical number by two sol
diers, Cummings and Williams, steel
guitar artists. Frank Ebe, light
weight champion wrestler of Fort
Crook, then took on Jesse Thornton
for a 20-minute exhibition. A pair
of comedy boxers introduced as Kid
Jake and Kid Ike then put on three
rounds of comedy scrapping.
Two Fort Omaha soldiers put on
an interesting three-round boxing
exhibition. Jimmy Chin, the South
Side colored featherweight, then
started a four-round exhibition with
Joe Miller, also colored, of Council
Bluffs, but Chin forget it was an
exhibition and landed too hard on
Miller's chin, flooring him and the
bout was discontinued. A woman
impersonator then took the stage for
a couple of songs. A lady was
brought it from a neighboring house
to accompany the singer and was
surprised when the impersonator
took of fthe wig and sang in a man's
Jack Payne then danced a clog.
Two South Side lads then put on a
three-round exhibition and with
Kid Bresnahan and Kid Reagan
went four rounds in an exhibition.
A battle royal, won by Emmet
O'Neil wound up the program.
Sciple Annexes Billiard
' Title From-Symes
The state billiard title at 18-2 balk
line passed from Harry Symes to
Art Sciple at the Symes parlors last
night by the small margin of six
points in a 300-point match,
Sciple got away with a 55 point
lead during the first hundred, but
Symes woke up the gallery with a
splendid rally, gunning 40 and 35
and totalling 93 -points in four in
nings for a lead of 19 points after
which those present were kept on
edge to the finish by the closeness
of the contest.
The score was tied at 281 with
the finals 300 for Sciple and 294 for
Scipleaveraged 5.56 with best
runs of 28, 27 and 27, while Symes
led the three high runs of the
game. 40, 39, and 35 and an ayerage
of 5.55. ,
Wm. N. Chambers and Sciple will
meet March 25 for 300 points.
C I GAR,
FOUR. SELECT SIZES
We suggest Victorias: ioc
a tew minutes ana staked woociy to
oflice. Between juggling a couple of
and keeping the worms out of the
creamerv. The nrpsirlpnf is takino- a
j I" -
back at this moment, as his league
cradle and land right on its lir pink
it's all about.
be in the Bush League of Nations and
re as puzzled as a centipede with a
Five Teams to Compete
in Volley Ball Tourney
Business men from all over Ne
braska will arrive in Omaha today
to try for a title in the state volley
ball tournament to be held at the
Young Men's Christian association
today. The teams have been divided
into three classes. Lincoln, York,
Fremont, Omaha and Beatrice have
each entered teams. A banquet will
be given the players in the "Y" din
ing room at 6 o'clock tonight.
Central Park Community
Team Wins 'Nother Game
The Central Park Community
Center basket ball squad shot goals
faster than shells on the western
front last night against the Dunde
five on the floor of the Central Park
gymnasium. The score was 30-13,
and the Dundee-ites went home de
feated. We Move
and when you are ready to move
we would like to move you.
SHIP AND STORE
household goods and merchan
dise. Omaha Van
& Storage Co.
Phofi Douglas 4163
806 South 16th St.
Everything of trunk quality is
embodied in the name Osh
kosh economy utility
beauty and above all practica
bility. It is the wardrobe
It is no trouble for us to show
them in fact we delight in it.
Come in and see they are
priced as low as $45.
general Cigar Co., Inc.
Best & Russell Branch,
Omaha. Neb. Distrihuia
ARMY AND NAVY
PLANS UPSET BY
War Department Position Dif
ficult, Says Baker; "Hard
Task Made Harder,"
Washington,' March 4. Failure of
the army appropriation bill and
other military measures to pass be
fore congress adjourned leaves the
War department in a "difficult but
not a serious situation," Secretary
Baker said today. No immediate
shortage of funds Jo care for the
troops is in prospect.
Mr. Baker said his greatest re
gret was that failure of the army re
orgauizatidX bill meant that a num
ber of men of the wartime army
must remain in the- service for a
longer time than would have been
Secretary Daniels said tonight
that the failure of congress to pass
the annual navy appropriation bill
and the general defeiciency mea
sure made " a hard task much hard
er." Failure of the deficiency bill, the
secretary said, was the most serious
blow to, the department as it would
have made available money needed
in the next few months. Without
this money it might be necessary to
TODAY and THURSDAY
vTWO DAYS ONLY
COMEDY AND DRAMA
IN "LOVE" ALSO
Strong, Dramatic Feature by
Geo. Barr McCutcheon.
The Mrsmtr Girl"
LOTH R OP HI?'
Today and Thursday ALICE BRADY in
"THE HOLLOW OF HER HAND"
Bill Paraona Comedy
"Ali Baba and the Forty Thieve"
V f "-V - t
1 fi II M
a woman's 5tory
, Iifeinihe cpencoit
i&jry in all iis.de
men?als. better than
k THE LIGHT OF
dismiss many employes, the secre
Mr. Daniels said one effect of the
failure of two bills would be to pre
vent the transferring of 1,000 naval
reservists into the permanent navy,
authority ,for which had ben asked,
effective immediately upon comple
tion of the navy bill.
Kahn Goes to France
Washington, M arch. 4. Represen
tative Kahn of California, who will
be chairman of the house military
committee in the next congress,
went i New York today to sail for
"I j!iia n-4 Oivh.
VISIONS DE MILO
The Act BpRiillful.
HAHHIS & HILLIAHD. UUHBY HEN
SHAW, CHAS. H. SMITH. Prtienti "Pretty
Soft." Photoplay Attraction, Ethel Barry,
mora In "The Divorcee." Keyitone Comedy.
SEATS NOW SELLING
For Recital by
AUDITORIUM, FRIDAY EVE.,
Ticket $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00
Dally Matinee. 2:19. Night, 8:15 Thla Week.
THE BARR TWINS: MAUO EARL COM
PANY; BESSIE REfPPLE 4 CO.: Clark
Verdi: Antee aV Wlnthroe; Margaret Vounir
Stanley i. Blraoa; Klaograma; Orphean Travel
Price Matlneet: I0e, 25e ant 80c.
Bekee and Statu : S0c and 75c.
Nlafite: lOe, 25e, SOc. 75o and J 1. 00.
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n SEATS ON SALE NOW!
LEE J. J. S HUBERT PRESENT THEIR GREATEST ATTRACTION t
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST SUCCESSFUL, MOST GRATIFYING PLAY.
WITH MUSIC, EVER PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES.
had the longest
'ever achieved by
a musical play in
New YoVk Ctty;
alio 6 months" in
Chicago and 8
month in Boaton.
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"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
tPrvrtrrTJV'Uy M'-. i5-2S-o.
from Chlcjo' 8tr 4 0rtw ThtiXr Comn
Stat & Garter Show
In Two Burltttai: "FOR ART'S SARI"
:vfcl BevlM of Blondes and Brufltttra rrli
Donnt of Ortidta Doll DUInllUt ,lll
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
su Mat. Wk.: 1019 Ed. or "Tbo Aula CilrU"
LAST TWO TIMES.
CHARLES FROHMAN Pree.nt.
In Hia Greateat Comedy Triumph .
"THE HONO. OF THE FAMILY"
Nlphta: SOe to $2 00.
Wed. Mat.: SV-$1-$1.60
3 Daya Startinf
Thura., March 6
Mate., Friday. A Sal
UNCL : SAMMY'S
Compoaed Entirely of
Returned U. S. Soldier
JAZZ BAND AND
Every Star a Service
Mata., Friday and Sat.
25c and 50c
Twice Daily, 2:1S and 8:18.
Greateat Photo Play ea Earth.
"THE BiHTH OF A RACE"
Mats., 25c, 80c. Boxen, $1.00.
Nitea, 25c, SOc, 75c, $1. Boxea, 81.80.
Mats. Wed. and Sat.
Cooing Son.. F.lar. 9
With the Identical Company of the Great New York,
Chicago and Phildaelphia Run.
JOIHI CEIA1LES THOMAS
CAROLYN THOMSON, OHN T. MURRAY and the E
! quiaite New York Production In Its Entirety.
Evenings SOc to $2.00. Wed. and Sat.
Mata. 50c to $1.50. Mail Order Now.
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