Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 06, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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Efforts of Reavis Overwhelm
ingly Successful to Probe
Dumping of Food In
N. Y. Bay.
( Coiwponden of The Bee.)
"Washington, Sept. i. The power
an investigator wields was best il
lustrated Friday when Congressman
Reavis called upon the surplus prop
erty division of the War department
and urged that bureau to immediate
Iv allocate to Lincoln a portion of
the surplus army food now on sale
in certain sections of the country.
With the memory of the investi
Ration by the Reavis subcommittee
of the general committee on war ex
penditures in mind, and out of which
investigation $175,000,000 have been
added to the treasury by reason of
the sale of army food products, the
officials of the surplus property di
vision fell over themselves to give
Lincoln its fair share of he army
rations, and Colonel Elliott wired
Omaha to send Lincoln six and a
half cars of food products, with a
mitted to buy all the evaporated
fruit and crated bacon it wants.
Colonel Elliott supplemented his
order to the Omaha depot by say
ing that if they didn't have the arti
cles on hand to get them.
Message to Lincoln
Congressman Reavis tele raphed
a Lincoln wholesale grocery firm
today that Judge Rolapp of the food
administration sugar distributing
committee had telegraphed him
that "200,000 bags equalization
board purchases must be equitably
distributed in the entire territory
east of the Rocky mountains and
west of the Indiana-Illinois state
line, and from Texas to Canada.
"Conditions in this entire terri
tory ire acute. Nebraska has al
ready been alloted 7,200 bags. The
Lincoln portion was 1.375 bags, out
of which Raymond Brothers and
Clarke received their fair share,
namely 425 bags. Considering other
states in similar or worse condition,
Nebraska has been alloted its pro
per portion. Am giving that state
an additional 3,200 bags today.
Strike situation in California has
made it impossible to ship any
sugar since August 22. However,
shipment beting resumed today."
Dumped Food Into Sea
Mr. Reavis left tonight for New
York, where his subcommittee will
investigate the destruction of an
enormous amount of food products
by dumping cartons into the sea
outside of New York bay.
To Sell Automobiles.
'.. The aftermath of the Reavis sub
committee investigation as to the
criminal wastefulness attaching to
the thousands and tens of thousands
of automobiles of all makes remain
ing in the open since the armistice
was singed, came yesterday, when
the War department issued orders
to- tm tfiese automobiles at once.
This order Congressman Reavis es-
Pershing's Life Story, From First Boyhood Cornsilk
Smoke to King George's Cigar, Begins in Sunday Bee
N THE SUNDAY BEE will begin Harold F. Wheeler's great
narrative of the Life of General Pershing, gathered by him dur
ing his personal visits to every nook and corner of the world in.
which the great commander worked and lived. .
Beginning at the doorstep of the rude shanty in which the gen
eral was born, and personally interviewing every person who knew
him in his youth. Mr. Wheeler lays the foundation of his story by
a presentation of the facts as they are now remembered concerning
his birth, getting, amongothers, the story from her own lips of Mrs.
Warren, who attended Mrs. Pershing at midnight on the day of his
Hot Dispute About Birth
As has been found in the cases of many great Americans,
there is much dispute, and a hot one now that the general has be
come so famous, concerning the actual scene of his birth, some of
the townspeople asserting it was in a rude shanty on the "outskirts"
of Laclede, Mo., and others insisting it was in a house within the
confines of the town. Mrt. Warren, the mayor of Laclede and others
cite convincing incidents in support of their stories, while the sisters
of General Pershing are equally convincing in the evidence they
present on the other side.
" "High Lights" of Career
The whole dispute is but one of the "high lights" in the life
of the general which illustrates the interesting manner in which
Mr. Wheeler went after his story, and presents it
At Laclede, Mr. Wheeler found a multitude of stirring events
in the career of the small boy "Johnny," including the tale of his
first smoke and chew, his first raid (on a peach orchard) and his
rescue of the school teacher from death.
Story of the Burglar
A somewhat startling revelation is the fact that it was a
burglar who started Pershing on his world career, having been re
sponsible for the boy's going to West Point. What the burglar had
to do with it, and how it happened, will be told in The Bee. It is
too good to spoil by further explanation. You will have to wait
until it is published.
The Trail to France
From the birthplace, Mr. Wheeler follows the trail of General
Fershing like a night police reporter on a murder story. He takes
us through West Point, the Indian campaigns in the west, with their
famous pursuits of the Sioux and Apaches, and through Cuba and
the Philippines to the terrible fields of France, his story presenting
the scenes as graphically as if they were viewed in motion picture
form on the screen.
A story every boy
in America, particu
larly every Boy Scout,
should read. It is not
only a story of the
man who turned the
tide in the war, but
also a personality
story of this great
American and westerner.
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Tragedy of His Life
The courtship of beautiful Helen Warren, daughter of Senator
Warren, and the overwhelming tragedy of the death of his wife and
three children in the fire at the Presidio, San Francisco, are, of
course, included in the story with all their details.
The story will run daily in The Bee, beginning Sunday.
Order your papers now. If not a Bee subscriber, call Tyler 1000.
timates will net the Treasury depart
ment Howard of $300,000,000.
Hull'No. 1449, building at the Bal
timore shipyards under the direction
of the United States shipping board,
was named the "Nemaha" several
months ago in honor of the river
and county in Nebraska bearing that
name. Week before last one of the
controlling officials of the shipping
board who comes from South Caro
lina changed the name of the vessel
to Forsythe in honor of the home
county of the official mentioned
This change of name having been
brought to Congressman Reavis'
attention he today took up the mat
ter with the chief of the shipping
board, protesting against the change,
and showing by comparison that
Nemaha county, Nebraska, in Lib
erty, bonds, in war savings stamps,
and other war activities, exceeded
the South Carolina county by 500
per cent, and demanded that the
name "Nehama" be restored. The
congressman from the First Nebras
ka district expects favorable action.
. Buy Alabastine at
at End Flatiron BIdf ., 17th and Howard.
Buy Varnish at
Eaat End Flatiron Bide 17th and Howard.
Packers Probe Committee
Calls Halt on Witnesses
Washington, Sept. 5. (Special
Telegram.) Judge Kinkaid, who
sought to list a cattleman from Ne
braska before the senate agricul
tural committee holding hearings on
the Kenyon-Kendrick bill licensing
packers, was informed today by
Chairman Gronna that no more wit
nesses would be listed, as the com
mittee has scheduled witnesses up
to September 16, when it will be de
termined what further action is to
be taken.
House Passes Bill to Pay
Losses in Rosebud Fire
Washington, Sept. 5. (Special
Telegram.) A biil to authorize the
payment of certain losses suffered
by fire on the Rosebud Indian reser
vation in South Dakota by citizens
of South Dakota and Nebraska
passed the house today. A number
of residents in the Sixth Nebraska
district are interested in this measure.
Complete Plans for Reception
of President Wilson in Omaha
G. W. Wattles, Gould Dietz, Mayor Smith and Arthur
F. Mullen Will Be Members of Official Committee
to Meet Chief Executive at Union Station.
G. W. Wattles, chairman of the
Nebraska branch of the League to
Enforce Peace; Gould Dietz, vice
chairman of the state league; Mayor
Smith and Arthur F. Mullen, demo
cratic national committeemen, will
be the official reception committee
to meet President Wilson and party
at Union station next Monday
morning at 9 o'clock.
Instructions from the president's
secretary, J. P. Tumulty, state that
the reception committee at the sta
tion shall be limited to four. A
guard of Fort Crook soldiers will
be at the station to keep this
terminal clear while the members of
the president's party are going to
their automobiles.
Wilson in Dietz Auto.
Each automobile will bear a num
ber and each member of the party
will know in advance the automobile
to which he is assigned.
President and Mrs. Wilson will
ride in C. N. Dietz' automobile.
Mrs. Draper Smith, head of the
woman's department of the League
to Enforce Peace for this district,
has been assigned the work of look
ing after the reception which will
be tendered Mrs. Wilson on the
stage of the Auditorium immediate
ly following the president's address,
which will be concluded at 11.
Mrs. Smith will announce a com
mittee of 25 women who will serve
with her on this reception commit
tee. The Auditorium will be opened at
8:30 a. rn. Monday, and the presi
dent is scheduled to begin his ad
dress at 10, following his ride
through the city.
The only reserve seats at the
Auditorium will be those on the
stage, and about 300 of the front
i1 I ''1 CSV Ttt?v f m r ti ciTiiiinn IPi
mfa the w Grrra o
)s fy-L I weM 'elected display which will appeal te5
jPrVr&l to every Paren both from the standpoint of S&
if: x s!u something nice for his little majesty and the )
SjT value. In fact, whatever you may need in Oy?VvJ'
X.' indoor or out-o-door
Reed Carriages
In a score of different styles. Col
ors: White, ivory, frosted black,
blue or brown, French grey and cafe
au lait. Upholstered to harmonize.
Mounted on easy running wheels
and springs.
Chairs and Rockers
Just a little army of styles in oak,
mahogany, walnut, elm or reed, as
well as enamel finishes. The whole
field of baby's requirements covered.
Sulkies and Go-Carts
In large variety, with the newest
features and conveniences. In reed,
fibre or leatherette. With or with
out hoods in a wide range of fin
ishes. "
Cots and Cribs
of steel or wood, in white enamel
and Vernis Martin for the "just ar
rived" or for the older child. Some
that rock, others that wheel about,
yet others with screen protection.
Complete Nursery Suites, Gates, P ens, Toilet Seats, Wardrobes, Walkers,
Jumpers, Bedroom Suites.
Sixteenth and Howard Streets.
Phone Tyler 3000
seats on the main floor for out-of
town visitors.
Teachers of the public and
parochial schools are arranging to
have their children assembled at
various points along the line of the
automobile parade. Some schools
are arranging to have the children
sing patriotic airs as the president
approaches, and others will wave
Sirens to Blow.
Arthur Thomas of the publicity
bureau of the Chamber of Commerce
has arranged to have sirens blown
when the president's party starts
from the Union station.
Mrs. S. R. McKelvie, wife of the
governor and vice president for this
state of the woman's department of
the League to Enforce Peace, has
sent word that she will be unable to
attend the reception to Mrs. Wilson.
She and the governor expect to be
in Chicago next Monday.
The following is the official list
of occupants of 10 automobiles
which will convey the presidential
party through some of the streets
of Omaha next Monday morning,
between 9 and 10:
Car No 1 The president and
Mrs. Wilson.
Car No 2 Secret service
Car No. 3 J. P. Tumulty, secre
tary to the president; Thomas W.
Brabany, assistant secretary; Ad
miral Cary T. Grayson, aide to the
president; two local men.
Car No. 4 Charles Swem, Gil
bert F. Close, Warren F. Johnson,
Edward F. Johnson, Edward V.
Smithers, White House staff.
Car No. S Mr. Barrios. Under
wood news service; C. E. Turnage,
Kinogram Publishing corporation;
Pell Mitchell, Gaumont company;
R. E. Donahoe, Pathe News; U. K.
Whipple, International Film serv
ice, official photographers.
Car No. 6 Byron Price, Associa
ted Press Hugh Baillie. United
Press; John Nevin, International
News: Louis Seibold, New York
World; Rodney Bean, New York
Car No. 7 Ben Allen, Cleve
land Plain Dealer; Stanley M. Rey
nolds, Baltimore Sun; Robert Small.
Philadelphia Ledger; David Law
rence, New York Evening Post;
James A. Haggerty, New York
Car No. 8 Frank Lamb, Wash
ington Times; Morton M. Milford,
Louisville Courier-Journal; Charles
White, New York Tribune; Phillip
Kinsley. Chicago Tribune.
Car No. 9 J. A. Holloman, At
lanta Constitution; Robert Norton,
Boston Post; Michael Hennessey,
Boston Globe; E. C. Hill, New York
Car No. 10 J. J. Williams. Uni
versal News Service; Charles H.
Grasty, New York Times; A. E.
Coldhoff, Newspaper Enterprise as
sociation; J. J. O'Neill, Mount
Clemens News Bureau; Pierce
Miller, Associated Press.
Chicago Revenue Agents
Seize Omaha Made Butter
Chicago, Sept. 5. United States
District Attorney Clyne announced
that internal revenue agents had
seized ISO tubs of butter, charging
that it contained too high a per
centage of moisture. Under exist
ing laws butter must not contain
more than 16 per cent of moisture.
Federal agents said the butter
seized is owned by the Alfalfa But
ter company of Omaha, Neb.
W. W. Richardson, president of
ti i Alfalfa Butter Co., of this city,
stated that no information concern
ing the seizure had been received
by the officials of the company.
Immediately after churning, ac
cording to Mr. Richardson,' the but
ter is subjected to a double test to
determine the amount of moisture
Federal officers inspected the out
put of the company in this city
about a week ago and declared the
product to be of good quality, ac
cording to Mr. Richardson.
Sell Gage County Farms.
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 5. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. J. Lewis Webb
sold his two farms comprising 420
acres south of Beatrice to G. Forke
of Garland, for $170.00 an acre, or
Omaha District to Be Cleaned,
Says U. S. Agent
Says "Conscription Measure
Most Vicious Legislation
Ever Proposed."
Lincoln, Sept. 5. Launching a
publicity campaign on the Chamber-lain-Iahii
peace-time conscription
bill with the hope of defeating it
when it conies to a vote in congress,
Adjt. Gen. H. J. Paul Friday brand
ed the measure as "the most vicious
ever proposed for the American
people." "I am sure it will be voted
down when its full meaning is
learned," he declared.
According to Adjutant General
Paul, who has just received a di
gest of the bill from the organiza
tion committee of the National
Guard Association of the United
States, the measure proposes to in
crease the standing armv in peace
times from 125,000 to 576,000, and
to do this by drafting the young men
conference committee,
of the country, no matter what their
profession or calling. The bill is
now before the house and senate
The bill proposes, he says, to
raise 450,000 men each year, to serve
three years in the regular army, and
to obtain these men by conscription.
Boys 19 years old would be required
to serve three months out of the
year. Men between the ages of
18 and 26 are liable to the govern
ment's call at any time, under the
provisions of the bill, Colonel Paul !
The law, if passed, would virtu
ally wipe out the national guard or
ganization. Shoes and Clothes
for Children Asked
by Omaha Mission
A call has gone out from the Oma
ha City mission for clothes and
shoes for the poor children of Oma
ha. With school opening Monday,
thousands of poor children are in
need of clothing and shoes, accord
ing to Miss Mary E. Anthony, su
perintendeni of the mission.
"The need was never so great as
now," declared Miss Anthony. "We
are about out of old clothing for
children whose parents cannot af
ford to provide suitable garments
for them to wear to start to school.
In other years the situation has not
been so bad, but this year, with the
high cost of living worrying even
the families in better circumstances,
the poor people are desperate.
"We would like to have kind
hearted Omahans bring any old
clothes or shoes they can spare to
us today. We have no way to call
for old clothes unless it is absolutely
necessary. Now is the chance for
Omahans to do a good turn when
the poor children need their help
the most."
A nation-wide crusade against the
sale of denatured alcohol and
Jamacia ginger as beverages has
been initiated by the federal govern
ment, it was announced yesterday by
John J. Gillin, internal revenue
agent in charge of this district. Ac
tion by the government follows
numerous reports that completely
denatured alcohol "is being used ex
tensively for bathing and rubbing
purposes and is also being sold by
irresponsible dealers for beverage
Death and Blindness.
Locally Mr. Gillin has completed
plans for an energetic campaign
against distributors who dispose of
either denatured alcohol or Jamaica
ginger for external 'or internal pur
poses. It is stated by Mr. Gillin
that blindness, and in many cases
death frequently results from the
use of denatured alcohol.
Government restrictions provide
for a $1,000 fine or a year's imprison
ment, or both, for the sale of dena
tured alcohol as a beverage or for
external use. These laws will be
invoked against dealers who are
found guilty by the government.
Must Label Containers.
It is known that many Omaha
dealers are disposing of the alcohol
or Jamaica ginger for both the
above purposes, according to Mr.
Gillin. Careful investigations will
be made and these dealers punished,
he said.
Additional labels on all denatured
alcohol containers setting forth the
poisonous' ingredients of the liquor
have been ordered by the govern
ment. Flying Squadron to
Return to Texas;
Was to Visit Omaha
The transcontinental airplane
squadron, which for the past month
has been flying through the west,
will not come to Omaha, it was
learned yesterday. The squadron,
which is made up of four planes in
command of Lt. C. C. Nutt, arrived
in Lincoln Thursday.
The planes were to have flown to
Kansas City, Mo., from Lincoln,
then St. Joseph, Mo., and then to
Omaha. A telegram reached the
Omaha recruiting station Thursday,
ordering the squadron to return to
Ellington field, near Houston, Tex.
Maj. W. A. Cavenaugh delivered
the order to Lieutenant Nutt over
the long distance telephone, and the
squadron is expected to begin its
journey home at once.
During the month of flying the
squadron has landed in almost every
city in the west, including San Fran
cisco, El Faso, Cheyenne and Den
ver. Thieves Arrested in Omaha
Now in Jail at Aurora
Aurora, Neb., Sept. 5. (Special.)
Emil Deering of Jackson, Ohio, and
Alex Gerard of Ottawa, Canada, are
in the Hamilton county jail await
ing trial on the charge of having
robbed C. H. Fclhaver's drug store
and Anton Lorenson's cafe at
Hampton last Friday night. They
were arrested in Omaha Monday
and returned to Aurora by Sheriff
Howard Tuesday night, they had
a number of watches and knives, a
nuantitv of clothing and about $22
in small change in their possession,
and some ot the goods correspond
with those taken at Hampton.
Little Church Has
Birthday Party on
Its 103d Bir'hday
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 5. Ten
miles from a railroad and five miles
from a trolley line, St. Ignatius
Catholic church of Buchanan's Val
ley, Adams county, Pennsylvania,
which is 103 years old, recently held
years old, recently held its an
its annual field mass under a wide
spreading tree. Later there was an
old-fashioned picnic followed by
the farmer members of the ven
erable flock and their friends, who
had come in response to an invi
tation which read, in part:
"See our little cameo church. She
recently celebrated her 103d birth
day and time hasn't written a
wrinkle on her placid brow. Come,
and worship God in His temple not
made with hands. The robins will
be there, hymning, and the butter
flies will breathe their tiny prayers.
The west wind will harp a lyric
that is older than the sea."'
Vienna Is Indignant Over
Terms of the Peace Treaty
Geneva. Sept. 5. (By the Asso
ciated Tress.) The Austrian peace
terms have been received in Vienna
with the greatest surprise and indig
nation, according to advices reach
ing here. It is believed that the
Renner ministry will fall as a conse
quence. Monarchist circles con
sider that the terms have definitely
killed any hope of the return of the
Hapsburgs. .
Former Emperor Charles, who
received the news from Paris, has
decided to leave Switzerland.
Buy Tubs and Boilers
at Harper's
East End Flatiron Bldg., 17th and Howard.
Cabinet Prepares List of
Labor Meeting Delegates
Washington, Sept. 5. Four mem
bers of President Wilson's cabinet
Secretaries Glass, Lane, Redfield
and Houston at a meeting at the
White House prepared a list of
names from which the president will
select 15 to represent the public at
the labor-industry conference here
October 6. The names will be sub
mitted immediately to the president,
it was said, after the meeting. Mean
time they were withheld.
Buy Wagons for the Children
at Harper's
Eat End Flatiron BIdg., 17th and Howard.
Hot water
Sure Relief
0 TO 110 ST I
Every section of
this big M e n's
store is alive with
new Fall styles.
Without Question the
and Best Suit "Buy" in Om
Built for Active Men and Young
You'll admit that these suits are a little
bit the best you have encountered for $25.00
in the past two years. They are tailored in
that exacting manner that has made Palace
Clothes the favorites with Omaha Men.
Belted, Double and Single Breasted snappy,
fancy suitings; all the rich Fall colorings,
and they fit as only good clothes can fit.
See them Saturday.
Snappy, lively.dever suits
for the High School Youth
New skirt model creations that are
instantly appealing to the exact
ing tastes of Omaha's Youth.
All the rich Fall colorings are introduced in
these smart patterns; sizes from 15 to 20 years.
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Biggest jW i
aha iyWi
Men- Mw W m
&tati8L-Sj& Mm
We had them especially
built to withstand the se
vere usage that the active
Omaha lad is bound to give
his clothes.
Strictly all wool, fancy
mixtures, in a splendid ar
ray of patterns.
Boys' School Suits
Guaranteed strictly all-
wool, shown in either Nor
folk or waist-seam models
snappy patterns; sizes 7 to
17 years. A wonderful value.
Saturday, at only ..
Sporty Norfolk Suits
of Blue Serge at . .
These clever styled all-wool suits never fail to make the wearer ap
pear at his best it's the ideal Dress-Up Suit for your boy.
Boys' Juvenile Suits
Shown in the smartest styles of TC
the day. Fancy cassimefjes, ages 2 to 6. v J. I O
Juvenile Corduroy Suits
Oliver Twist Models Brown and tf M jo
Dark Green t.'rO
All the "Fixings" to Go
With His New Suit
Boys' Blue Serge Caps 75J
Boys' Fancy Caps 50
50c Black Cat Hose, at 25
Boys' Fast Color Blouses 69
Boys' Solid
Leather Shoes
Button or lace, will with
stand all the kicks and
scuffs your boy is bound to
give his shoes.
Sizes 12 to 2,
$1.98 I
Sizes 2 (u C, dt
$2.48 I I