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BITS OF NEWS
FOR THREAT ON WILSON.
St. Louis, Sept. 6. Rozier Wick
ard, recently discharged from the
United Statet army with rank of
captain, was arrested Friday on a
federal warrant, charged with hav
ing made a threat against President
Wilson. Since his discharge from
the army Wickard has been em
ployed as a salesman.
FALL BY WAYSIDE
ON 50-STORY CLIMB.
New York, Sept. 6. The 10,000
tenants and employes of the 50-story
Metropolitan Life building, second
highest office building in. the world,
heaved 10,000 sighs that nearly blew
the roof off the building Friday,
when they made the customary rush
for the elevators and were in
formed the lifts were not running,
the firemen having gone on strike.
"It's a fine thing to be in an of
fice 50 stories above the street when
nothing happens," said a stenog
rapher as she started her long climb,
"but it's a poor place to work when
one has to hoof it up the stairs."
The building's 54 elevators stood
m silence and inactivity. They were
on a sympathetic strike with the fire
men, who get $4 a dav and their mid
day meal and want $5.
From .30 minutes to one hour was
required by most of the upward
toilers to walk to the fiftieth story
and the stairs and hallways were
(pecked by many, who, wearied by
the climb, had fallen by the way
side. LINCOLN'S PORTRAYER
COMING TO AMERICA.
London, Sept. 6. John Drink
water, well known as a powerful ex
ponent of the role of Abraham Lin
coln, who has played that part
throughout England, will sail for the
United States on the Caronia Wed
nesday. He will superintend the
American production of the play,
Cincinnati, Sept 6. Baseballitis
has become epidemic at the tubercu
losis sanitarium at Lick Run. In
stead of combating it the physi
cians are encouraging it, for they
find that as the base ball fever rises
the condition of their patients im-
t .roves, and they seem to gain a new
ease on life.
Ever since the Reds made their
rush for the pennant it has been ob
served that patients developed an in
terest that took their minds from
their malady. The fans among
them stimulated their interest, so
that now the entire colony is in
fected. To add to the stimulation the res
ident physician, Dr. Philip Gath, has
placed a score board on the porch
f the administration building.
BEE WANT ADS WILL HELP YOU TO THE JOB YOU SEEK OR TO THE MAN FOR THE JOB.
PLANNING TO STOKER
THEIR WAY TO U. S.
London, Sept. 6. Liners bound
for New York from Liverpool are
booked to next February. Only oc
casionally a berth is found vacant,
ind then by accident.
The Holland-American line has a
few berths open for late in Novem
' ber, and other lines have a handful
for December. The passengers are
nearly all Americans who wish to
escape the rigors of winter in Eu
rope. Thousands of Americans are
seeking passage. Some have taken
residences in Liverpool or South
ampton in hope of getting vacant
berths. Seme wealthy Americans
! &wn are "signing up" as stokers
y or stewaras to gei uacK io nnitnu
that way. Except for business men.
few British passengers are booking
ing pasage for America just now.
COMPANY OFFICIAL'S SON
AMONG DISCHARGED MEN.
Riverside, N. J., Sept. 6. When
the Keystone Watch Case company
discharged its employes by the hun
dreds for organizing, John Miller,
vice president, forgot about his son,
John, jr., who was working in the
plant here. John jr. became affiliat
ed with the International Jewelrv
Workers union. He was discharge
with other union men.
The young man is on picket duty
near the factory, where strike-
i I.--.. . vmA.fi rvir Train
"I'm just an engraver who be
lieves in union pinciples," he ex
plained. "Because of that I was
discharged by my foreman. I'll
stay out until the' union is recog
SIGNS UP TO FIGHT
UNDER FOURTH FLAG.
London. Sept. 6. Ira Woodhouse,
from Arthur, Elk county, Nevada,
Friday joined the Polish army, his
fourth flag since the war began.
In 1915 Woodhouse volunteered
In the French army and won the
war cross shortly after entering the
front lines. When America went
into the war he joined the United
States army. He was wounded and
mustered out late in 1917. He next
joined the British army as an aerial
observer, and in Januarv, 1918, vol
unteered for service in France. He
IOUgnt io me cnu vi mc v.hi)ish.
He was mustered out Friday, en
listed with the Poles, and was or
dered ii Warsaw immediately.
WORD "GOB" DOES NOT
, APPEAL TO DANIELS.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Secretary
of the Navy Josephus Daniels is op
posed to the word "gob" with ref
erence to the men of the navy, and
he says if official edict can stop the
use of the word it will soon be rele
' gated to the scrap heap.
"It is a short, ugly word and I
don't like it," he said. "It's undigni
fied and not worthy of the men of
trie spienaia urci. b-;yr
issue a statement urging the discon-
....,., rt its use. tvnv tan v, v.
decide on a name suitable for men
whom we hold in such high regard?
"I don't want the word 'blue
jacket used any more either. The
: iboys don't like either one; they re
S sent them, so I am going to order
their discontinuance. ,
Tt,.r' no justification for the
word gob.' It only began to be
used two years ago. They boys
hate it and ought not to have it ap
li d to th;m.'
The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. XLIX NO. 12. Snirlifr- "sit,: OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1919.
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Withdraw Advertising in
Attempt to Force Bee to
Drop Fight on Profiteers
After attempting various means to force The Bee to discontinue
its fight for the people against rent profiteering in Omaha, master
profiteers among the members of the Real Estate and Rental associa
tion have forced some of the smaller members to discontinue their
display advertising with this paper as a last resort, notwithstanding
the fact that they have advertising contracts with The Bee.
Among those who failed to furnish copy for The Sunday Bee are:
Travers Brothers, First National Bank Bldg.
George and Company, City National Bank Bldg.
Hastings and Heyden, 614 Harney street.
Payne and Slater, First National Bank Bldg.
Can't Control Bee
Of the various heads of these real estate firms there was only one
man who admitted the real reason for withdrawing his advertising
He is Byron Hastings of Hastings and Heyden.
When asked to give a reason for discontinuing his advertising
with The Bee, Mr. Hastings said to The Bee representative:
"We like you and The Bee as a business proposition all right, but
you are not in a position to control its EDITORIAL DEPART
MENT." Two months or more ago when this paper was waging its suc
cessful campaign against the high prices of building materials in this
city in order to start building of all the business men, none of them
applauded so loudly as did the real estate men. It was a different
Control Other Papers
Despite the desperate efforts of the Real Estate and Rental asso
ciation, The Bee's campaign against all kinds of profiteering in Omaha
will continue. The Bee is not published' in the interest or for the
benefit of the profiteers, but in the interest of the people, and to pro
tect the people of Omaha, as far as possible, from the profiteers.
Any individual instances of rental or other profiteering, that, per
haps, have not been brought to our attention, will be welcomed. The
fact that the other two local newspapers have BOWED TO THE
WILL of the profiteers and are enjoying their favor, does not in any
wav concern The Omaha Bee.
Diamonds Stolen From
Russian Nobility Sell
Cheap in Turk Capital
May Be Bought for Half the Price Paid for Stones in
New York, According to New York Salesman
Who Has Just Returned From Near East Beauti
ful Jewelry Offered for a Song.
London, Sept. 6. (By Universal
Service.) Millions of dollars worth
of diamonds and jewelry stolen from
the royal houses and nobility of
Russia after the revolution have
been smuggled into Constantinople,
where they are being sold at ridicu
lously low prices, according to
James K. Wheten, foreign sales
manager for the W. R. Williams
company, 160 Broadway, New York,
who returned today from a three
months' trip through the near east.
"Diamonds are selling for half
the price demanded in New York,"
says Wheten. ."Seventy-five dollars
per carat and less is asked in Con
stantinople. Beautiful jewelry which
would be priceless in normal times
is offered for a song. The illicit
trade is assuming the greatest pro
portions because there is no organ
ized attempt to stop it.
"I saw a wonderful steel blue four
carat stone sold for less than $200."
Wheten, who visited all the prin
cipal cities of Italy, Roumania and
Bulgaria, declared there was a won
(Continued on Page Eight, column Four.)
MOVIE MAN GETS
REAL "CLOSE UP"
OF MR. WILSON
President Has Fine Time at St.
Joseph Shaking Grimy
Hands of Children.
On Board President Wilson's Spe
cial Train, Sept. 6. Several hundred
persons met the presidential special
at St. Joseph, Mo., where the train
stopped for three minutes on its
way from Kansas City to Des
The crowd swarmed around the
observation end of the president's
car and called for a speech, but act
ing on the advice of Dr. Grayson,
he refrained from making one and
exchanged friendly greetings.
A group of women Red Cross
workers got the president and Mrs.
Wilson to sign their roster, and Mrs.
Wilson was presented with a basket
After the train left the station
it had to stop in the railroad yards
to take on water for the engine
and the president shook hands with
a number of railroad yard men.
With their grimy hands they
showed some hesitation, but the
president smilingly urged them to
come forward and he gave each a
Many children, white and negroes,
were on hand and were lifted up to
the rails so the president could
shake them 'by the hand, also.
The president seemed to enjoy
(Continued on Pge Eight, column Six.)
, OF FILLEY, NEB
$50,000 Blaze Razes Four
Buildings in Heart of
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 6 (Special
Telegram.) The heart of the busi
ness section of Filley, Neb., 12 miles
east of here, was wiped out by fire
Four of the principal buildings
were wholly destroyed. They are
White's general merchandise store,
where the fire originated; Filley
State bank, Clark's garage and
Albers' garage. The total mone
tary loss is placed at between $45,
000 and $50,000, mostly covered by
The White brothers at 10:30 p. m.
were turning off their lighting sys
tem, which is acetylene, when an
explosion occurred. At once fire
started and soon spread throughout
the entire building destroying all
merchandise and the building also.
This loss is estimated at $30,000.
The Filley State bank, adjacent,
next caught afire. Although books
and records and other valuables
were saved the building was burned
to the ground with an estimated loss
of $6,000. The two garages also
were destroyed. The total loss on
these is placed at $12,000.
One Party of 1,500 Miners
Marching on Town to En
force Union Demands Said
to Have Been Dissuaded.
FOOTSORE HIKERS CARRY
RIFLES ON SHOULDERS
Another Party Proceeding on
Its Way to Cabin Creek, Al
though Efforts Being Made
to Stop Further Progress.
Charleston, W. ya., Sept. 6. C. F.
Keeney, president of the United
Mine Workers of America, of Dis
trict No. 17, in a telephone conversa
tion with Governor Cornwell Satur
day night stated that 1,500 miners
encamped at Danville would call off
the invasion of Logan county and
would return to their homes on a
special train Sunday. Keeney left
Charleston at noon in an automo
bile in an effffort to, deter the min
ers from proceeding further, after
a conference with Governor Corn
well. Following this information from
President Keeny, Governor Corn
well said that he would not ask that
federal troops be called out . At the
conference the governor informed
Keeny that he had been in communi
cation with Secretary of War Baker
and Major General Leonard Wood,
commander of the Central depart
ment; that fie could get federal
troops to Logan before the arrival
of the miners and he warned that
the marchers would proceed at their
May Call Out Troops.
If the miners7 decide to proceed
further it is probable federal troops
will be called out.
It was learned Saturday night
that another party of men has been
proceeding into Logan county by
way of Cabin creek and is now said
to be about 12 miles southeast of
Madison, in Boone county. Efforts
are being made by the mine work
ers' officials to stop further prog
ress of this crowd.
At the end of their day's march,
which covered about 25 miles, the
miners, unaccustomed to hiking,
were weary and footsore. Many were
carrying their shoes and trudging
along bare-footed. They carried
their rifles on their shoulders, while
provisions were transported in
After the passage of the men
through Peytonia, Governor Corn
well said that when they passed
Madison he would act for the two
regiments of federal troops.
The original force was estimated
at 500 men but recruits were en
listed all along the route and Presi
dent Keeny estimated the army to
be of an approximate strength of
A force of miners were gathered
at Montgomery but dispersed after
a talk by Dave Ware, a district offi
cial of the organization. He told
them of the governor's promise to
see that armed guards were remov
ed from the Logan fields if they
existed there and of his promise to
see the men were grantd their con
stitutional rights. The governor
has issued a statement which said
"I have been in this office two and
one half years and nothing has oc
cured to attract the attention of the
world to this state until this scheme
popped into someone's brain and
they started putting it into opera
tion. It has been said there is no
radical, bolshvik element in this
state, hut I have evidence that there
is and I am going to sift this matter
through and learn the real status
of the case. The war isn't over and
the peace treaty has not yet been
signed and there ar several statutes
which deal severely with agitators
and perpetrators of such outrages
upon the dignity of this state."
School vs. Wilson
BORAH TO TALK
ABOUT LEAGUE IN
SEN. WILLAM . J30J2AM
Both Sides of Peace -Question
to Be Discussed
United States Senator William E.
Borah of Idaho will come to Omaha
and speak at a public mass meeting
in the Auditorium next Friday night
on "The League of Nations."
A telegram to this effect was re
ceived late yesterday from Sena
tor Borah by E. A. Benson, presi
dent of the Omaha branch of the
Leaeue for the Preservation of
American . Independence. Ex-Sena
tor J. H. Millard is vice president
of this branch of the league.
Senator Borah is one of the most
active opponents of the peace treaty
in its present form in the national
senate and his speech here will
bring the other side of the great
question to the people of Omaha
(Continued on Page II, Column 4.)
Big Reception Planned
for President in Omaha
Auto Tour of City, in Which School Children and
Populace Will Greet Him, Will Precede League
Address in Auditorium at 10 O'clock.
SCHEDULE IN OMAHA.
Special train arrives at 5 a. m.
Committee will meet party at
the train at 9. a. m.
Automobile drive through city,
9 to 10 a. m. i
President's address at Auditor
ium at 10 a. m.
Reception on Auditorium stage
for Mrs. Wilson at 11 a. m.
Presidential party will leave
Omaha at 12 o'clock noon.
Auditorium doors opened at
8:30 a. m., and seating will be
discontinued at 9:55 a. m.
The route of the automobile
drive follows: North on Tenth to
Farnam; west on Farnam to
Thirty-eighth; south on Thirty
eighth to Pacific; east on Pacific
to Thirty-sixth; south on Thirty
sixth to Woolworth; east on
Woolworth to Turner boulevard;
north on Turner boulevard to
Leavevnworth; east on Leaven
worth to Sixteenth; north on Six
teenth to Chicago; east on Chi
cago to Fifteenth; south on Fif
teenth to Douglas; west on Doug
las to Nineteenth; south on Nine
teenth to Harney; east on Harney
to Fifteenth, and south on Fif
teenth to the Auditorium.
President Wilson will come to
Omaha Monday morning to report
to the people of this city and state
upon matters relating to the league
of nations covenant and the peace
"I have come upon a very sober
errand." he said at Indianapolis
The president started his trip to
states west of the Mississippi river
last Thursday, delivering his key
note address at Columbus, O., fol
lowing with addresses at Indian
apolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and
Des Moines. His schedule will take
him to Sioux Falls Monday night
and then to St. Paul and Minne
apolis: According to reports from cities
he has already viiited, the president
is dividing the interest of the occa
sion with Mrs. Wilson, who will
grace the Omaha visit with her
charming presence. Omaha women
are on the qui vive over the prospect
of secig the first lady of the land
.again. The last time the president
and Mrs. Wilson were here was dur
ing the Ak-Sar-Ben festival season
of 1916, when the president was
making a campaign tour for his sec
The presidential party viewed a
daylight parade from a stand on the
court house lawn. An address in
the Auditorium was given by the
president in the eventing. Since
then the president and his wife have
been overseas, the president being
the representative of this nation at
the peace conference in the Hall of
Governor and Mrs. McKelvie will
be unable to meet President and
Mrs. Wilson here, according to word
seceived by the local reception com
mittee for the president's visit. The
governor has wired that he speaks
in Chicago, Mortday night.
Breakfast on Train.
The plans are that the special
train bearing the president, Mrs.
Wilson and 41 members of the
party, will arrive here from Des
Moines at 5 a. m Monday. The
train will be parked in a quiet spot
near the Union station. The party
will have breakfast on the train.
Instructions from J. P. Tumulty,
the president's secretary, are that
a committee of four shall meet the
president at 9 a. m., with automo
biles for a ride through the city.
The committee who will greet
the president and Mrs. Wilson
at the train are G. W. Wat
tles, state chairman of the
League to Enforce Peace; Gould
Dietz, Mayor Smith and Arthur F.
Mullen, democratic national chair
man for Nebraska. Ten automo
biles, numbered, will be in waiting
at the station In automobile No. 1,
with President and Mrs. Wilson,
will be Mr. Wattles and Mr. Dietz.
This will be C. N. Dietz's private
(Continued on rage 11, Column 2.)
Pershing's Life Story Begins in The Bee Today A Story Every Boy Should Read
Not in all history is there to be
found an event of its kind so sig
nificant as the home-coming tomor
row of Gen. John J. Pershing, com
mander of the military forces of the
When the great commander
marches down Fifth avenue in New
York at the head of the First di
vision of the mighty army that this
country sent across the seas he will'
represent the apotheosis of the
greatest military glory the world has
ever known, the welcome home of
the chief of an army that was vic
torious in the most stupendous hu
man conflict known to the ages.
What better or greater lesson
could be presented to the youth of
the land than is to be found in the
pages of the life history of this
He is of our day and age. He is
present among us in the flesh, and
the lesson is the more vividly
brought home, for that reason, than
would be one gained from reading
those other glorious pages of our
wonderful history, the lives of
Washington and the patriots ranked
with him in the hearts of the people.
Unlike the great father of his
country, who was born to the pur
ple, Pershing's early life was that of
the meagerness of the western pio
neer, a log cabin home in a small
community. While poverty did not
haunt the door, still the family was
but moderately fixed with the
world's goods, and the boy's upward
struggle was one faced by every
young American of the day who
finds it necessary to gain his living
and education by his own efforts.
There is but one comparison to
be made with the life of Pershing,
as matter of reading and study for
the youth of America, in its inspira-
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.
tion of proper ideals and ambitions,
and that is th story of the leader of
those forces which fell before the
onset of the American's mighty
army General von Ludendorff.
A parallel of the two affords a
striking example of all that is good
and pure, and all that is evil and
In the life history of the one, with
the story of his wars and victories, is
to be found the triumph of the lowly
and pure, and in the other is to be
found the final defeat of the exalted
General Pershing represents the
exaltation of the mighty spirit of
his country, and all that Is to be
found in that great naean of liber
ated manhood. "My Country 'Tis of
Thee, Home of the Brave and Land
of the Free"
Against the pure and undefiled
background of his life the dark fig
ure of the sinister Hun stands out
like a shadow of All Evilness itself.
What victories he had were only
those of brute viciousness and horri
Pershing's life is an open pag
filled with inspiration that give
birth to pure ideals; it is a story of
a true American for true Amer
icans. Great Story Begins Today.
It begins today in Section 3 of
The Sunday Bee. Read it and find
yourself feeling pure in spirit, clean
of heart, imbued with new ambi
tions, inspirations and ideals and a
better American for the perusal of
its wonder pages.
The life of Pershing is the story
your boy should first read. If you
are not a Bee subscriber call Tyler
1000 and ask for circulation department
Whole World Waiting Un
easily While Poison Which
Wrecked Russia Is Spread
ing, President Says.
OF TREATY IS URGED
Shantung Provision Defended
in Address Made at Des
Moines Saturday Night Be- ,
fore 7,500 in Coliseum.
xjc3 iuiMuca, id., ocji. u. y.ij y -i nc
Associated Press.) A possibility
that bolshevism may spread in
threatening proportions to the
United States unless the peace
treaty is ratified promptly, was sug
gested by President Wilson in an
address here tonight.
The whole world was waiting un
easily, he said, while the poison
which had wrecked Russia was
spreading among peoples who did
were to be for liberty in theWw -
world order. Labor and canffel in
the United States, he asserteit, could
not proceed intelligently with their
settlements, nor could great prob
lems like the railroad situation be
solved while the suspense contin"
Mr. Wilson defended the Shan
tung provision of the treaty, and said
the league covenant, section refer'
. . . r - j . ' 1. J'
ring io me ivionroe aocinne naa
been inserted to "give the Monroe
doctrine right of way in the western
hemisphere." He declared his con
viction that it would do so.
Making his second address of the"
day, the president spoke in the De
Moines Coliseum, said to seat 7,500.
Every chair was taken and manj .
were standing. Earlier in the day
he had spoken at Kansas City, Mo.,
more than 30 miles away.
An escort of aeroplanes dropped
flowers on the president's special
train as it approached the city, and
he was cheered during an automo
bile ride through crowds that packed
the downtown streets far out be
yond the curb. When he entered the
Coliseum he was cheered again.
Invocation Opens Meeting
The meeting was opened with an
invocation, and Mr. Wilson was in
troduced by J. B. Weaver, president
of the Des Moines Chamber of Com-'
merce, who spoke on the "outstand
ing figure in the life of the world to
day. Mrs. Wilson was not on the plat
form. , . !
Describing the world as desper-
diciy III IICCU l.'i IIIC PCllltU tunui-
tion of peace, the president said the
United States, the last nation which
the world expected to have to wait
upon, was delaying the coming of
The treaty, he said, not only would
establish peace, but it would end for
ever the rule of a few men over the
destinies of the many.
The president said he had not
been able to work qut the solution
of railway problems until he knew
when a peace basis came. The con-,
ference of labor and capital in
Washington next month, he con
tinued, also would have its delibera
tions affected by the answer to their
question. Labor "all over the world
is waiting," he asserted, "to see
whether the United States accepted
the treaty's provision for an inter-..
national labor organization."
The United States, said the presi
dent, could not participate in 'the
world labor conference to be held
in Washington soon under the
treaty unless the treaty was ac
cepted by this country. Such a
condition would be "inconceivable."
he added, and would lead to the "
greatest "mortification." '
"The world is waiting," said the .
president, "to see not whether we
will take part, but whether we will
take the lead." ; ,
Mr. Wilson said he had been "an-
(Contlnurd on Tage Two, Column One.)
at Birthplace of
Noted U. S. Outlaw -
On Board President Wilson's
Special Train, Sept. 0. The presi
dential train stopped for nearly a
half hour at Independence, Mo., 10
miles from Kansas Citv. r tiat
breakfast could be had on board
before reaching the city.
The train was due at Kansas City
at 9 o'clock.
Independence noted as the birth- '
place of Jesse James, the outlaw,
turned out a throng of early risers,
. . ! . . 1 If .1
Hubbards, to greet the president. t
He smilingly shook hands with as 1
many as could reach him. ft
iuc iraimiicn. am nar wun l ie
the presidential party historic spots
where the bandit had held up trains '
of an earlier dav.
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