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OF RADICAL HUE
American Federation Opens
Session That Will Deal With
Problems of Vital Import
ance to Union Members.
Atlantic City, June 9. Delegates
representing more than 3,000,000
American working men and women
at the opening session of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor put the
sump of their disapproval on the
ideas of radical agitators and ap
peared to deal with reconstruction
problems of vital importance to or
Opportunity to show their lack of
sympathy with the efforts of radi
cals tame during an address by
Govtrnor Runyon, of New Jersey.
Referring" to a meeting in New York
Sunday night, the governor asserted
"these men threaten that unless
things are settled s their waychaos
Organized Labor Conservative.
"I know that American labor and
this convention, fraught as it is with
inch potential consequences, have
,io sympathy with any ideas that
ire not conservative. I know you
ire out of harmony with destruction
:reefl. You think along sane lines."
A burst of applause from the floor
quickly swelled to a roar.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor,
sounded the keynote of the conven
tion, when he said in his opening ad
dress that organized labor was de
termined political or industrial tyr
anny should have no place in
"Ar.y employer," said Mr. Gomp
ers, "who; thinks that , industrial
autocracy is going to prevail in the
United States is counting without
his host." ' y
Mr. Gompers said organized labor
was making no unjust demands and
that workers, having shed their
blood and made sacrifices to win
he war, had no intention of losing
light "of the principles, rights and
ideals for which they had fought,
tow that the war was won.
The annual report of the execu
tive council containing broad out
lines of . organized labor's 'recon
structive program, was submitted.
Ih it the council made many recom
mendations designed to protect the
rights and improve the conditions
of American labor.
Recommendations for a 44-hour
eek and a. firm declaration that ex
sting wages must not be reduced
TF r TTv
and, in fact, in many cases should
be increased, are ( included in the
salient points. '
Among other recommendations
were that organized labor take a
definite stand favoring public and
semi-public ownership of utilities,
development of water ways and wa-e
ter power, regulation ot land owner
ship, increased activity in politics,
prohibition - of child labor, freedom
of expression and associltion, work
men's compensation, restriction of
immigration, tax adjustments, elimi
nation of private employment agen
cies and recognition of the right of
school teachers to organize.
OLD RACE HORSE
GAME IN THE BUD
Wealthy Bassett Man Saved
From Loss of $20,000
by Prompt Action
What polite declare was a plan to
revive the "old rabe horse game"
was "nipped in the bud" by Detec
tive Paul Sutton yesterday. A
man giving the name of G. B. Ful
ler, Indianapolis, Ind., is being heid
at the central police station for in
vestigation. Another man, said to be an ac
complice of Fuller, broke away from
Sutton and escaped when he at
tempted to turn the two men over
to Chief of Detectives Dunn for con
voy to the station.
Sutton and Abner Boo, a wealthy
farmer, from Bassett, Neb., who it
is alleged was to have been the vic
tim of the "game," .say the two men
made the acquaintance of Boo at
Sixteenth and Farnam streets short
ly after noon. Sutton was standing
near and overheard the conversa
Boo had $20,000 in his pocket
which he was taking to deposit in
a bank, but, it is alleged, was per
suaded to accompany the men to
Seventeenth and Douglas streets to
discuss plans for increasing his capi
tal by betting on a "sure thing."
Sutton interrupted the conversa
tion before any money changed
hands and arrested the two men.
No Telephone Strike.
Springfield, III., June 9. Orders
issued a week ago, calling for a
rational strike of telephone wotk
ers, including operators and nw;n
tenance men nave been resciudeu
Charles P. Ford, international stcre
tary of the Brotherhood of Electri
cal Workers said tonight.
No Health Disturbance
Do "what your wise and econom
ical neighbor is doing, and drink
table beverage, made of roasted
wheat and pure molasses, has
a remarkable Java-like flavor
and is often mistaken for high
Made instantly in the cup,
strong or mild as desired. ;
At grocers everywhere
ere & a
IN BROWN CASE
(Continued From Page One.)
to her residence and placed her un
der arrest. They had no warrant
to enter either buildine . and your
relator is informed that they had
received explicit instructions from
Sergt. Olaf Thestrup, who is in
charge of the morals squad, and
from Chief of Detectives John Dunn,
to merely watch the Cass street
building and report back any evi
dences of wro'hgdoing.
"Upon being admitted v to Mrs.
Brown's home, the officers informed
her that she was under arrest and
that it would be necessary for her
to clothe herself and accompany
them to the police station. Officer
Armstrong left the house to call
the police . patrol from the Cass
street horhe. Officer Herdzina fol
lowed Mrs. Brown, into her apart
ments' and refused to leave, despite
her repeated requests, while she
dressed. All of the family had re
tired several hours before the ar
rest and upon the officer's refut.il
to leave her dressing room Mrs.
Brown called her son, Thomas
Brown, jr., who was ip bed.
"He requested the officer to leave
his t mother's rooms while she
dressed, and the officer was told that
he could watch her door just as
well from, the, hall, but persisted
in his refusal and insisted that he
remain where he could watch Mfs.
Brown while she : dressed.' There
upon Tom Brown forcibly ejected
Officer Herdzina from his mother's
dressing rooms and was placed tin
der arrest by the ' officer, charged
with resisting an officer.
"Both Mrs. Brown and her son
were taken to the police station, to
gether with persons arrested in the
other house, and Mrs. Brown offered
to give bonds for her appearance in
the morning before the police mag
istrate. This was refused by Cap
tain Heidfeldt on the grounds that
he was under orders from 'the chief
not to release any woman on bonds,
but to hold them 'for examination.'
Tom Brown was rfeleased upon $50
cash bond, but hid. mother was de
nied bond and placed in a cell in the
Threw Woman Against Steps.
"In placing her in the cell the
jailer in charge, whose name your
relator has been unable to learn,
forcibly pushed Mrs. Brown, throw
ing her against the iron steps lead
ing up to the cell in which she was
being placed and severely Injured
and bruised her knee, which had
been previously injured and from
which she was just recovering. Mrs.
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1919.
Brown .remained in this cell all
"Her son called George A. Mag
ney.'who called Captain Heidfeldt
over " the telephone at about 2
o'clock in the morning. He ex
plained to Captain Heidfeldt that
Mrs. Brown was a woman 'of large
means and that she could give bond
in any amount for her appearance
and upon the captain'svrefusel to ac
cept Mrs. Brown's bond informed
him that if he would fix the amount
of either a cash or personal bond on
which he would release Mrs. Brown
that such a bond 'would be immedi
ately arranged for. Captain Heid
feldt again explained that in refus
ing bond he was acting under orders
from 'the chief and that his positive
instructions were not to release any
woman .charged with any connection
with a disorderly house, but to hold
them 'for examination.'
Had Suffered Collapse. ,
"About 8:30 in tne mornlne Mrs.
Brown was removed frorn her cell
and. taken upstairs to the matron's
department to await trial. She had
suffered a complete collapse during
the night and had to be carried up
the stairs. Immediately ugon see
ing her ' condition, Matron Gibbon
called the police surgeon, who ai
ministered to Mrs. Brown and later
her, own physician, DrTP. T. Con
Ian, was called. Drr Conlan ?t
once ordered her removed to the
hospital and an ambulance was
called and Mrs. Brown was earned
from the police station on a stretch-
l . 1. ! 1
ci iiiu removed in uie amuuiaricc
to tlje Clarkson hospital, where she
still remains under the care of her
"Such conduct on the part of a
metropolitan police force passes un
derstanding and is almost beyond
belief, but your relator stands rady
at any time to produce before your
body numerous competent witnesses
to all the above and foregoing.
"It is also specifically charged
that at the time Officer Herdzina
was drinking and was plainly under
the influence of intoxicating liquor.
"Wherefore your relator asks that
your body appoint a time and place
for a hearipg on the above mat
ters, and that a thorough and ex
haustive examination of all of the
officers connected with the matter
and of the' police officials who per
mit such actions, be held, and that
upon the proof of the above and
foregoing your body mete out such
punishment as may be deserved and
take such steps to prevent a reoc
currence of such conduct on the part
of police officers and officials as
may be necessary and proper."
Judge Sears, sitting in divorce
court, granted a divorce to Lena
Fisher from John Fisher on the
ground of non-support and restored
her maiden name, Johnson, to her.
He also granted a divorce to Kath
crine Vroman from Edward Vro
lr.an on the ground of desertion and
restored her maiden name, Corrigan,
Large Addition to Be Erected
on Site of Boyd Theater;
Landmarks . to Be
The Burgess-Nash Co. announced
yesterday that it will build an
eight-story addition right west of
its present store, on the ground
where the Boyd theater now stands,
with an 88 foot front on Harney and
i-unning through to Howard street.
With the end of this season the
Boyd theater goes out of existence.
Work of tearing down the theater
will begin within the next 60 days
and the new structure will be rushed
to completion. It is expected to
have it ready early in the new year.
The plans for the addition were
made by George Prinz, architect, and
are the same with the exception of a
few changes of modernization, as
those made for contemplated build
ing before this country went to war
and building restrictions were put in
The plans call for a tea room and
restaurant on one of the upper floors,
away from the noise and dirt of the
streets; cafeteria in the downstairs
store, lunch, rest and recreation
rooms for the employes; an audi
torium with a seating capacity of
300 to 500, with a stage and a mov
ing picture equipment to be used
for educational purposes for the em
ployes as well as for special gather
ings and entertainments of the pub
lic. Inspect Western Stores.
Mr. Nash, accompanied by Mr.
Prinz, returned Saturday from a
two weeks' trip through the west,
where they inspected the various
stores in Denver, Portland, Seattle,
San Francisco, Los Angeles and
other cities. This, completed the in
vestigations that have been made by
both Mr. Nash and Mr. Burgess
during the last three years, of which
a wonderful opportunity was af
forded Mr. Burgess by his trips into
practically every state in the union
while serving the government as
director of war savings stamps.
The entire building, new and old,
will be equipped with the very latest
and most practical appliances for
the service, comfort and convenience
of the shopping public.
The new structure will double the
size of the store. It will give it a
total floor space of over 300,000
square feet or about six and one
half acres, or the equal of about four
average city blocks.
' Show Wonderful Growth.
The Burgess-Nash stores have
made 'a tremendous growth in the
five years of their history. The
store has been continually getting
more and more cramped for room
by increasing stocks of goods and
greater crowds of customers.
"We realize that Omaha public
demands a store like Burgess-Nash,"
said Louis C. Nash, vice president
of the company. "The experimental
stage is past and our friends who
were more or less fearful of the
outcome when we took over this
business have long ago acclaimed it
"The wonderful growth of our
business during the period of a little
over five years, the constant and in
creasing expressions of public con
fidence as evidenced by our sales
records, have demonstrated to us
that there is room for a store like
ours and it also further demon
strated that our business principals
of merchandising of meeting the
public more than - half way are
"To live up to our motto: "The
greatest service to the greatest num
ber," we must increase our store
facilities and this can only be done
by erecting an addition to our pres
ent store where the Boyd theater
and our present warehouse, receiv
ing and delivery departments are lo
Theater a Landmark.
The Boyd theater, which will be
torn down to make room for the
new structure, is an Omaha land
mark. "There is much sentiment con
nected with the Boyd theater," said
Mr. Nash. "We may arrange some
sort of a 'farewell' in the old theater
before it is dismantled."
Governor James E. Boyd pur
chased the site in 1890 from Gen. W.
W. Lowe and started the theater.
It is five stories high, built of stone,
iron and pressed brick and has a.
seating capacity of nearly 2,000.
It was opened September 3, 1891,
by Thomas Boyd, the lessee. August
us Thomas American play "Ala
bama," was presented on the occa
sion by A. M. Palmer's company. A
large and fashionable audience was
present. Governor Boyd was called
before the curtain, and made a short
address on the progress of Omaha
and the work of erecting the thea
ter. John M. Thurston also spoke.
In the years that have elapsed
since that time the Boyd has been
the scene of countless theatrical pro
ductions and there the "beauty and
wealth" of Omaha have enjoyed the
beauties and wonders of the stage.
Most of the great actors and act
resses of the land during these years
have trodden the boards of the
State Law Causes" Advance
of Two Cents in Gasoline
Lincoln, June 9. -Gasoline prices
were advanced in Nebraska today 2
cents a gallon. The advance is due
principally to a law enacted by the
legislature at its recent session
adopting for the state the army and
navy' specifications as to , grade.
Dealers say under the new law they
are compelled to furnish a superior
Admiral Benson, Adviser
, on Peace, Sails for Home
Paris, June 9. Admiral William
S. Benson, chief of naval operations
of the United Stites navy and 'naval
adviser to President Wilson and
the American delegation at the
peace conterence, left for Brest to
day. He wi1 sail for the United ,
States tomorrow. . i
(Continued From Pfe One.)
reading of this message concluded,
Senator Borah immediately present
ed his copy of the treaty, which was
ordered printed by a vote of 47
to 24. .
Reads Treaty for an Hour.
Later, however, there was a mo
tion to reconsider and a parliamen
tary tangle developed which 'endan
gered publication of the treaty. To
circumvent such a possibility the
Idaho senator in the late afternoon
began reading the 100,000 word doc
ument and continued for an hour
despite many protests from the
Then the effort to prevent pub
lication collapsed, the motion to re
consider was voted down and the
question which had developed many
bitter charges of broken faith and
in some respects had written a new
chapter in senate history, was over.
The first of the day's series of sur
prises came when the foreign rela
tions committee, whose meetings in
years past have been surrounded by
the closest secrecy, threw open its
doors to the public.
Quietly Began Investigation.
Senator Borah was called upon
first to amplify his statements in the
senate about treaty copies in New
York. He said early in March he
became convinced the international
bankers of New York were particu
larly interested in creation' of the
league of nations and that he quietly
began an investigation.
"I ascertained," he told the com
mittee "that practically all the inter
national bankers were deeply inte--ested
in the league and were assist
ing in "promoting its adoption by
this country. I became convinced,
foo, that these gentlemen were in
terested in promotion of the league
for private reasons."
Under questioning the Idaro Sena
tor said he secured this information
together with the knowledge that
a copy of the treaty was in New
York from sources which he could
not reveal. He then suggested the
calling of Messrs Morgan, DaVid
son. Lamont, Warburg and S-.hiff,
saying he connected them with the
existence of treaty copies in New
York "by a combination of circum
Vanderlip's Name Added.
The name of Mr. Vanderlip was
added to the list on suggestion cf
Senator Williams, democrat of 1.1-s-sissippi
and the ' subpoenas were
ordered unanimously on the motion
of Senator Hitcruock, of Nebraska,
senior democrat cf the committee.
The committee also invited Mr.
Polk to appear.
Senator Lodge next made a state
ment saying thai he, too, had de
rived his information about treaty
copies from souices he could not
reveah He had been shown the
document by a friend, he said, and
had never heard of the treaty beinE
in the hands of financial interests."
Artihg Secretary Polk, hastening
to the capitol as soon as he heard
of the committee's invitation, told
the committee he had received at
various times about 30 copies of the
treaty the first one about May 19,
by special courier, then 10 more in
the same manner, and then a pack
age of additional copies in the State
department's confidential mail.
All Treaties Placed in Safe. '
"All these were placed in my safe
and held subject to further order"
continued the secretary, adding they
had been examined by no one ex
cept himself and his secretary.
Asked whether there was any pos
sibility that copies had been secured
from the State department, he re
plied: Positively no chance whatever.
Senator Hitchcock presented to
the committee the cablegram from
President Wilson, in which the lat
ter commended the Nebraska sena
tor for introducing the investigating
resolution and expressed a hope that
the inquiry would be "most thor
Robert Manley Tells
Are the Best Medium
Robert H. Manley, commissioner
of the Chamber of Commerce, in' an
address last night at the weekly
meeting of the Advertising and Selling-
League of Omaha, explained
what he considered to be the es
sence of municipal advertising.
"The secret of success in civic
advertising is first to acquaint the
people of Omaha with a thorough
knowledge of Omaha's assets and
resources and through them spread
your advertising doctrine abroad,"
"The spirit of the people counts
more than anything else. The peo
ple of the city are your best adver
tisers. Teach them what Omaha
holds in store for the future and
they will act as the best medium
of advertising you can find. Tell
them what you have in resources
and what you want in business." '
One hundred and ten members of
the league heard the address. Since
June 1 the membership of the
league has increased from 13S to
254. A special drive for member
ship will be conducted from now
until June 30, the last meeting of
the season, by which time it is
hoped the organization will have
reached its maximum limit of 500
Out of the pre-war breweries in
Germany, 12,000 in number, there
remain now only 5,000.
JUST BEFORE BETIBIXG
Take Hertford'! Acid Fboephnte
Reltevea thirst and fatigue, refrtahei the
ayatem and resta a wearied brain.
6 Bt LIMNS
Munition Profit Tax
Is Upheld by Court
Philadelphia, Pa., June 9. The
gove.unient's wartime tax on the
profits of munition manufacturer
contested by producers of parts of
shells, who claimed that the impost
was intended to apply only to com
pleted articles, was upheld bv the
circuit court of appeals here today.
In a group of three decisions hold
ing that any participant in the ab
normal profits pf munition making
must submit himself to taxation lairi
upon this class of income, the :ourt
sustained a government policy in
volving many millions of dollars in
revenue already collected or in
course of collection. Opposite ac
tion by the court would have neces
sitated legislation to make up the
consequent deficit in federal receipts.
Germans Deny Cabinet
Crisis Near at Hand
RprKn Tn Q CRv the Associat
ed Press.) Rumors that a cabinet
VflHfVHftVW V V v
Th e TksJiion Oeiiter Tor Women
The Nicest Summer Costume
Excepting a bathing suit,
of course, is a spotless
while skirt, a sheer, fluffy
blouse and a gorgeous
A Variety of Skirts
11 For sport, street or
dress wear, in fabrics
that will please.
Tub skirts' are priced
Silk skirts are priced
No Alteration Charges
The Blouse Shop
A showing of soft
summer blouses in voile
and Georgette is ready.
The voiles are priced
from $2.89 to $19.50.
The Georgettes, from
$8.95 to $50.
Worthy of special
mention are the French
hand-made blouses, em
broidered and trimmed
with real lace. From
$17.50 to $49.50.
FiuirMsMxiigs Hot Mm
New Silk Shirts
-The Silk Shirts we are now showing would be
sure to please you. They come in exclusive
patterns, with bright or more conservative
designs in Manhattan, Eagle, and Earl &
Delpark's Wash Neckwear
Beautiful color combinations and hand
embroidered crepes in new designs. Tubu
lar, wide-end four-in-hands and bat ties that
All Wool Bathing Suits
One-piece suits for men in a fine assortment
of colors) $6.50 the suit.
To th Left as you Enter.
Dorit toss and
Four hours of sleep lost through tnat painful itching meant long
wearisome hours next day tired out nnfit for work. Tonight apply
Resipol Ointment just before retiring. The results will surprise you.
All itching and pain usually disappears like magic.
Keep the effected pert well cleanaea enU Keilnol Seen by day. Fer
eile at til dnifgiata. Fer tree eanplea write Reainol, Baltimore, Mi.
crisis is imminent are dismissed in 1
official quarters as idle gossip. Th
fact that Herr Wissel, minister with- -out
portfolio, and Dr. Bernhard .
Dernburg, minister of finance, dif-
fer respecting the conduct of post-
war economic subjects has started a
report of serious dissensions in the
Woodmen Office Workers'
Union Votes for Strike
The Stenographers, Typewriters
and Bookkeepers' Union No. 16405
of the Woodmen of the World
voted last night to strike as W. A. y
Fraser, sovereign .commander of "'
the order, refase'd'to recognize the '
union and reinstate) 20 members who
have been discharged from the em
ploy of the order.
According to W. J. Oberlendcr,
business representative of the union,
there are 100 members ready to
In Doth Silk and
Wool Are Striking
U Silk sweaters come in apri
cot, navy blue, cherry, black,
Pekin blue, and sand.
Wool ones favor combina
tions of colors cherry and
buff, rose and oxford, turquoise
and buff, electric blue and buff,
buff and Pekin blue, and an all
The prices range as follows:
Fibre, $16.50 to $25. All silk,
$35 and $45. Wool slipovers,
$9.50 and $10.50. Wool coat
sweaters, $12.95 to $15.
Hats for $1
Hundreds of charm
ing trimmed hats are
to be sold Tuesday for
this remarkable price.
They are really good
hats; in an almost un
limited number of
styles, and each hat
represents an excep
tional economy for
turn all night
will stop that itch
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