Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 08, 1919, Page 2, Image 2
z. TftE . BEE : OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 8,. 1919. NEW YORK WILL 010 PRESIDENT WELCOME HOME Wilson to Deliver Speech in Carnegie Hall Before Boarding Train Jor : ; Washington. (CoatlnaMl From rac Ob.) , the terms he will have the co-oper ation of a number of specialists, , now returning with the presidential party, wno nave dealt with the oe tailed branches such as those con .. cerning reparations, territorial re- adjustment and economic ques : tions. Weather Conditions Hot The weather continues hot and humid, the sea is smooth and the sky cloudy. The president talked Monday aft ernoon over the wireless telephone . with officials at Washington, estab lishing the first such communica tion with the capital. The wireless telephone had been working during th night and Monday morning with the naval radio station at New Brunswick. N. J. Despite unfavor able static conditions, the voices of those ashore were heard distinctly here ind conversations were carried cn successfully. By means of a me chanical relay at New Brunswick, connection was established between " the president's study on board ship and the White House at Washing ton.' " President Wilson's speech to be delivered at Carnegie hall in New York city, Tuesday afternoon, will not be prepared in advance. He will speak extemporaneously and confine himself to an cknowledg- , ment of the greeting given him and hit satisfaction at being home again. Questions relating to the peace treaty , and the work of the peace conference will be reserved for dis cussion until the president . first makes his report to congress. Desires Open Session. Washington, July 7. President Wilson will address the senate on the peace treaty and the league of nations at 12:15 p. m. Thursday, it was announced today at the White House. Because a treaty would be under discussion some doubt had been ex pressed as to whether the senate ' would be in open session, but it was understood that Mr. Wilson desired that the session be open. . It has not yet been definitely de termined when the president will start his trip to speak for the peace treaty and the league of nations. In dications are that he will not leave before the middle of next week. Numerous invitations have been extended to the president frorri va rious sections of the country, but rone has been accepted. It was ex plained that the itinerary had not been finally determined upon. When the president reaches . Washington tomorrow night he will find g an accumulation , of official business awaiting his attention. BjUs; awaiting his signature include thM, sttndry-ivil measure, the 'army measure, the- navy bill, the agricul- Sral bill with . its rider repealing t daylight 'saving law, the deficiency Dill, the vocational edu cational measure and a number of others. , .. ; A delegation of democratic mem bers of the house, headed -by Rep Feventative Scott Ferris of Okla homa, left Washington tonight for New York to join the party which will make the trip down the bay on the battleship Pennsylvania tomor row to meet the president. V 1 Besides Representative Ferris the delegation will be composed of Rep resentatives' Webb' of North Caro lina; Hull, Tennessee; Mays, Utah; Ronjue, Missouri; Sears, Florida; Oliver, Florida; McDuffie; Alabama; Lee, Georgia; Raker, California, and Gandy, South Dakota. Wilson's War Acts Criticised Sharply (Coo tinned From Fat On.) as well as on the advice of its ad visory commission. "The advisory commission of seven men was throughout the war" composed of at least three and prob ably four republicans, as was the huge majority ox the council s con mittees. The council's minutes, which I furnished to Mr. Graham's committee with the hearty consent of Secretary Baker, chairman of the council and voluntarily supplemented with those of the advisory commit tee, disclosed beyond any question that the council had in the most - i r-- l l conservative way iookcu tar aiicau into the immediate future to the end of preparing the country for war. It is my deliberate judgment that if the council, utilizing the greatest experts in the leading in dustries and utilizing them in i wholly nonpartisan way, had not taken its forehanded steps America would not have laid in time the foundation for mobilizing its indus trial resources which made possible the winning of the war. Matter Decided Long Ago. "The council's minutes having dis closed these facts to Mr. Graham, he addressed himself to the coun cil's system of procuring supplies for the War department, ihat mat ter was threshed out long ago be fore the senate military affairs com mittee and the intimation against members of the council's commit tee on supplies died of their own weight at the end of the hearings more than a year ago. Council committee members under tne stress of unprecedented emergency were undoubtedly in some cases placed in the apparent position of doing . business with themselves, whereas that never was actually the fact and not a scintilla of wrong doing was ever disclosed and it is believed that the law was complied with throughout." i i i Full Liberty and Equality Granted Jews in Poland Paris, July 7. M. Pichon, foreign minister, replying to a communica tion from members of the chamber of deputies, asking information as to the attitude of France in the peace conference with regard to the Jews of Poland, Roumania and other countries, declares that trom the beginning of the conference the French government endeavored to secure thorough consideration ot the Jewish question and. had asked that conditions of absolute equality be granted Jews in new or enlarged states. These efforts, M. Pinchon says, resulted in the treaty already signed by Poland "guaranteeing complete liberty and equality to Jews in po litical and religious matters. New. Wheat Order Will Aid Millers and Jobbers New York, July 7.-Julius Barnes, United States wheat director, who recently was given control by Pres ident Wilson of the exportation of wheat and wheat hour, announced tonight that until further notice ex porters may ship wheat flour under "General license H. S. 250" without applying for individual licenses. The order, effective Monday, is expected to facilitate the business of jobbers and millers to a considerable degree, it was said." New, York Bankers Purchase $75,000,000 Canadian Loan New York, July 7. J. P. Morgan & Co. announced that a syndicate of New York bankers had purchased the new Canadian loan of $75,000, 000, issuance of which was an nounced Sunday by Sir Thomas White, dominion minister of finance. The proceeds will be devoted to the retirement of the Canadian loan of $100,000,000 issued 'here two years ago and maturing August 1. PARTIES FROM OUT OF TOWN SEE BIG SHOW AT DEN Delegations of Hamburg and York f Men Entertained; Membership Committees r to Redouble Efforts. " York. Neb and v Hamburg. la. shared the honors at King Ak-Sar- Bens great performance of Ihe Wandering Juice" last night at the "den." Everything went along with the well-known pep that has made old Ak and his crew famous. Charlie Dochertv was the only principal ab sent and his place as "clerk of hell" was taken by Hart Jenks. The ' visitors came in trom their respective abodes, packing the regu Iar trains of late afternoon and eve ning and they descended upon the "den," their hats decorated with their home colors and names. They were put through the inquisitorial initiation in a manner tnat kept tnem laughing from the start. "Bill" O'Donnell headed the York delega tion and Fred Hill - the Hamburg aggregation. Tell of Home Towns. Both "Bill" and Fred spoke when the acting and initiating was over and told the Omahans what won? derfuf places Hamburg and York are and how well they and their "bunches" were pleased with the show, The other speaker of the eve ning was Judge A. G. Wray, mayor of York. Charlie Black introducing him. said he understood he was reform" mayor and he knew he had been enlighten by seeking how Mickey Gibson presided over the bar in the last act of the big show. Charlie Gardner, the celebrated Ak-Sar-Ben actor and singer, who has just returned after two years' absence from Omaha, was in the audience and almost wept for joy at being back in the old "den" once more. He pronounced it a most wonderful snow. ' He has already begun work as. understudy and will take some ot the leading parts while the regulars are away on va cations. Membership Reaches 3,609. "Dad" Weaver announced that the membership had climbedto the 3,609 mark and that, although only eight days remain until July IS, no memberships will be sold after that date. The board of governors will or ganize committees to go out solicit ing memberships during the inter vening time and it is believed the committees will bring in the 1,391 members needed to make the 5,000 required. Next Monday night 1,000 men will come to the "den" from Blair, Herman, Tekamah, Craig, Lyons, Oakland and the surrounding ter- ntpry. The mayor of Oakland has promised to decree a half-holiday in his town next Monday and every man will be ' expected to come to Omaha. John White. E. C. Bur- dick, Jim Crowell and H. H. Krelle have charge of getting the crowds together in the other towns. Elks' "Victory" Convention Opened in Atlantic City Atlantic CJty, N. J., July 7. Thousands of members of the Ben evolent and Protective Order of Elks are here for the opening of the "Victory" convention of the grand lodge today. The part the order played in the world war was described in the an nual report of the war relief com mission, which will be submitted to the convention on Tuesday. There are two candidates for the post of grand exalted ruler, Albert T. Brophy of Brooklyn and Frank L. Rain, a district attorney of Fair bury, Neb. Minority Advises Lifting Ban on Beer (Coattaaad Trm Paa Oaa.) mittee upon three principal grounds and challenged the power of con gress to pass it because in denning intoxicating liquors it went beyond the original act and was therefore new legislation. ' I On Jthe general question of the wartime act and its enforcement the minority report held: "That the provisions for the en forcement of wartime prohibition carry a definition of intoxicating liquors which extends the prohibi tion beyond that of the original act and to that extent is new legislation, which congress has not the right now to pass under the war power. We believe the original- act should be repealed. . , Have Concurrent - Power "That as to constitutional orohi-i bition section two of the amend ment provides that "'The congress and the several states shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropri ate legislation,' and the bill .pre sented is wholly upon the theory that the action of congress is su preme and totally ignores the con current power of the several states, DENVER TRAMWAY MEN LIKELY TO GO ON A STRIKE i Wage Reductions Go Into Ef fect This Morning Following Ruling of Supreme Court on Rates Regulation. - "That th hill crops hrvnnH th prohibitions of the constitutional amendment, in defining 'intoxicat ing liquors so as to include bev erages that are not in fact intox icating The Views of the minority as to enforcement of the wartime act were set forth as follows: "The provisions for enforcement of the war prohibition act con tained a definition of intoxicating liquor which is in effect new leg islation. The act of November 21 1918, prohibited the sale of distilled spirits for beverage purposes ana also beer, wine or other intoxicat ing malt or vinous liquor for bev erage purposes. In the recent cases in New York, where this statute was construed, it was held that only intoxicating beverages were includ ed and that beer containing 2.75 per cent of alcohol by weight was within the statute-only if mtoxicat ing, which was to' be determined as other questions of fact. Whether or not the oriKinal act of November 21, 1918, can be sus tained as valid under the war pow- er, it seems to us that at this date, under the peace conditions that now exist, congress is wholly without power to extend the provisions of that act. so as to include all bev erages which contain in excess or one-half of one per cent of alcohol and call them intoxicating. British Blimp Starts Return inp Tomorrow A ar-Roxmd Tonic That's what the right food always is, but what's the right food?. Minis was deyised to supply body and brain, with necessary food val ues summer and winter. Not merely a delitful'somethiiid to eat." ; Not merely southing to fill up onV But a tissue Itirilder Brecon? structor of tired and wearing parts with wonderful flavor and wholesome nutrition . ' Each Morning urap -a Dish of . e-Nut;s (Continued From Pare One ) ing dashed to pieces on Roosevelt field, sudden' gusts of wind acting adversely against her broad surface. The situation does not prevail Mon day night. Stream of Water Descends. Shortly before 9 d. m.. the wind aving died down until the atmos phere was listless, a stream of water descended from amidship. As this ballast left the craft the R-34 moved upward slowly. From both sides, well forward, and from the under surface, also well forward, three wire cables were connected with Anchor ages on the ground. The stern was left to swing with whatever breeze might stir during the night. There was no possibility, Maj. G. H. Scott, the commander said, that the stern would rise, as it did Sunday night, until her massive form assumed at times an almost perpendicular posi tion. It was explained that on Sun day too much water ballast had by mistake been emptied from the stern. Monday night the amount of water ballast let go was equally dis tributed throughout the length. Keep Ship From Escaping. With the shift aloft the balloon company doughboys, veterans of the American expeditionary forces, found their first relief from many hours of strain and excitement. In crews of 25 each, 10 crews through out the day had by their own strength kept the dirigible from es caping. The rising sun had expanded the hydrogen with which the big ship had been filled to capacity last night. This expansion added eight tons to the ship's lifting ( capacity and wrenched out the cross girder to which the anchorage ropes were at tached. The breaking of the girder tore a hole about four feet square in the outer envelope of the dirigible but this has been repaired) At times during the day, the ground crews swinging to hand lines from the ship, were lifted bodily from their feet as the wind blew the ship about. At no time, however, did the R-34 get beyond the control of her human anchors. Major Gen. E. M. Pritchard, ex ecutive officer of the dirigible's crew, discussing the difficulties in keeping the ship from injury, said: ."We did not come any way near losing the ship and allow me to say that it would be all right if we had lost it. When we planned to tome here the British government asked the United States to build a shed in which to house the ship during its stay in this country. This the United States government refused to do. When the, British government heard this, they said something equivalent to 'all right" Tanks From Western Front Used Against Reds In Siberia London, July 7. Tanks have been received by (General Denikin's forces fighting the bolsheviki in the region of the Volga and Don rivers, ac cording to information received here. Presumably the tanks were supplied by the British. Ihe first tank squadron, compris ing three large land dreadnoughts and two whippets, were put through manoeuvering paces on the outskirts of Ekaterinodor, knocking down trees and negotiating steep ditches, much to the surprise of thousands of doubting Russians and to the satisfaction of Denerals Dragomi row, Lukonsky, Romaneiky and Filiminor. The' tanks, which can make nine miles an hour, were sent to the front The bolsheviki have no tanks. General k Deniken, no donbt, will make ample use of the iron monsters in his offensive against Tunisia.' Denver, July 7. Denver faces an immediate street car strike, as F. W. Hild, general manager of the Den ver Tramway company, announced sweeping reductions !n wasres paid employes of the company. The union men will meet at midnight to consider what action they will take. Wage reductions are effective at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. Earlier in the day union officials announced a strike would immediatley follow any wage cut I he reduction in wages followed a decision by the Colorado supreme court, in which home rule cities in Colorado were held to have full power to regulate rates of utilities companies. , ; Five-Cent Fare Effective. On Saturday a S-cent fare became effective in Denver under an ordi nanc passed by the city council. The company Mid not announce its wage cut pending decision of the supreme court covering the general question of the right of municipalities to reg ulate rates. The tramway fare fight had its be ginning here September IS, 1918, when the Colorado Public Utilities commission granted the tramway company a 6-cent fare.S The increase was given for the duration of the war. In December, last year, the Pub lic Utilities commission granted a 7-cent fare, and also permitted the company to charge an extra cent for I each transfer issued. Inauguration of the 7-cent fare was followed by a mild demonstra tion by citizens of the city against the fare increase. On the night of January 2, this year, practically all tramway cars were halted in various parts of the city by crowds -who pulled trolley poles from the wires, refusing to permit operation of the cars. City Opposed Increase. The city has opposed an increase in tramway fares, taking the stand that cities under home rule have jurisdiction in such matters. City officials have contended the Utilities commission was without authority to regulate rates. On January 14, last, the state su preme court ruled that the city and not the State Utilities commission had jurisdiction over rates. As 'a result of this decision, the 6-cent fare was restored and transfers were issued free. From this decision an appeal was taken and a rehearing was granted. Today's decision by the supreme court resulted. The fare issue became a plank in the platform of Mayor Dewey C. Bailey during his campaign for elec tion in May last. He promised res toration of the' 5-cent fare. U. S. Ambassador to Japan to Make Tour of Siberia Washington, July 7. Under in structions to make a complete re port on conditions in Omsk, Roland J a. Morris, united states amoassaaor to Japan, was expected by the State department to sail Monday from Tokio on art extensive tour of Si beria. He will be met at Vladivos tok by Maj. Gen. William S. Graves, commander of the American forces in Siberia, who will accompany him to Omsk, ihe ambassador may vis it the anti-bolshevik fronts in Russia after visiting Omsk. Delegation Unfurls Frag of Abyssinia at Washington Washington, July 7. The flag of Abyssina, one of the world's oldest governments, with a history dating back to the ' days of the queen of Sheba, was unfurled in Washing ton today on the arrival of a dele gation from that nation. The visiting mission consists of three, members and came to this country to oresent to President Wilson the congratulations of their country on the victory of the al lied and associated governments. TO BLEVf WELL Striking German Railway Men to Return to Work Frankfort July 7. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The railway strikers who have been holding up train service in southern and western Germany decided today to resume work, but insist that their demands be met. The workers will hold themselves in readiness for united action in case the government's de cision is adverse. . Polk May Succeed Lansing As Head of U. S. Delegation Pari. Ttilv 7 A tifiA4tniiimfit &ra made today that Frank L. Plk, act ing secretary! state in Washing ton, had bee asked to come to Paris to take the place of Secretary of state Lansing as Dead ot the Ameri can peace mission, if Mr. Polk's health would permit. ALLIES SOON TO ASK HOLLAND TO DELIVER JAISER No Formal Request Has Been Made, But Necessary Steps Are Being Taken, Says Law. London, July 7. The allies have not yet made any official representa tions to the Dutch government re garding the extradition of the for mer German emperor, but necessary steps are being taken in the matter. Andrew 3onar Law, government spokesman, declared in the House of Commons today. Paris. J ily 7. The question of the tr al nf ormer Emperor William whs on tl e program for discussion by the cojncil of three for several dsrs whi e President Wilson was till in Pa is. Reuter's Paris bureau declares t day, in an article regard ing staten ents by the members of tht A met can peace mission, that Premier I loyd George's statement on the tub cct in the House of Com mons !ad come as a surprise to them. The bureau, which says its inlormatioi; comes from authorita tive cmfeience circles, adds, how ever, mat because of more urgent business oming up, discussion of the question by the council was tcstponrd. The Hee Want Ads Are the Best Business Foosters. Taka Hmfr4'i Acid Phosphate In half a clan or water, taken befora retiring, tnaurea restful aleep. THE llartrhann Panama Wardrobe Trunk H575.00 U th biggest tIu in a wardrobe trunk that you can buy. 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