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- Seattle, Wash., Sept 7. Orders
posted at the police station here in
structed patrolmen not to lean
against posts or buildings while on
"Any patrolman seen doing so in
the future will be suspended," Chief
of Police J. F. Warren said in the
Recently Seattle police officers
were barred trom carrying clubs and
lrom riding free on street cars.
New York, Sept. 7. Coatless and
hatless, Joe Cox, 6 feet 4 inches tall
and weighing 235 pounds, rushed up
to pier 57, North river, just as the
French liner La Savoie was prepar
ing to sail, and begged the customs
cnicers for permission to bid his
sister goodby. He said he hadn't
seen her for 12 years.
Waiving regulations, the officials
permitted Cox to greet his sister,
Mrs. W. F. Webster of Jamaica, and
the 800 passengers on the steamer
looked on and cheered as big brother
and little sister met in the middle of
the gangplank and embraced. For 12
years Cox has been a chief master
at amis in the navy.
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Middleton, Conn., Sept. 7. When
the Rev. WiiTiam D. Beach, pastor
of the First Methodist church, and
his family left on their vacation in
their auto for North Woodstock, N.
Jf., they strapped their chicken coops
on the back of the auto.
"The high cost of living neces-
sitates it," explained the minister,
As the auto sped over the roads,
Rhode Island Reds and White Or
pingtons flapped their wings in
amazement. It was a new sensa
tion in chickendom.
GIVES $4,000 TO CROWD. '
Liverpool, Sept. 7. Accused of
being the most generous burglar
during the recent police strike, W. S.
Elias, 51, a caterer, has received a
continuance. He denied that he was
the man who broke a jeweler's
window and passed out $4,000 in
jewels to passers-by. Before the
jewelry was all distributed a throng
of hundreds pressed about the win
WITH $16,000 LOOT.
Paris, Sept. 7. Sergt. Henri de
Lcnz, alleged to be a raffles in real
life, using a, limousine to commit
thefts in hotels, shops, and at the
houses of his acquaintances, has
beeji arrested in the Rue Berlioz. A
detective, pretending to be intoxi
cated, stumbled in front of the ve
hicle, says the Paris Daily Mail,
and as it swerved toward the pave-j
rnent, another detective jumped in
and seized de Lenz. Boxes tilled
with goods worth $16,000 were found
in his lodgings.
London. Sept. 7. The ex-Officers'
National union, appealing for gov
ernment aid, reported two unusual
cases. Maj. C. G. M. Horn told of an
ex-captain working as a dock laborer
to support his family and of another
ex-captain applying for a job as a
itreet sweeper.
London, Sept. 7.-Observing Fred
erick Sowderr, 37, walking with a
i. strangely stiff gait, a policeman
' stopped him, removed his hat, "and
found that on the top of his head
lie was balancing 13 sparking plugs.
Sowden was sent to prison for three
months for stealing them.
London, Sept 7. -"Meet at the old
time and place," was one of the
phrases in a love letter from Mabel
Maud Head, 20, to Richard Jansen,
a German prisoner at Gressenhall.
Jansen, the girl said, had thrown her
seven love letters in matchboxes.
Fined $5, the girl said she did not
think she was doing wrong.
Denver, Colo.. Sept. 7 Charging
that Leo A. Desjardins, Denver
architect, is of a "parsimonious dis-
' position," and has refused to give
her money sufficient to clothe her
self as she must appear in the sta
tion of life to which she is accus
tomed, Mrs. Filomena Desjardins,
five months' bride, has commenced
action for divorce in the district
" court.
She also accuses her .husband of
making unfounded accusations of
lax conduct against her. It is de
clared that these accusations are of
such a nature as to forbid mention,
but that a bill of particulars will be
furnished him on demand. The re
turn of her maiden name of Filo
mena Sarconi and $100 a month ali
mony are asked.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 7. John
Lewis Poley, 27 years old, who said
his home is in Chicago, was arrested
during the parade Saturday morning
by Fred Tate, superintendent of the
secret service office here, for making
faces at President Wilson.
Poley was standing on a corner
when he was arrested by Tate and
turned over to A. M. Brown, a sol
dier, and taken to police station.
His sanity will be investigated.
When arrested Poly vas holding
a drinking cup in his hand and was
first laughing and then crying. He
was wearing a bathing suit beneath
his clothing.
Birmingham, Ala Sept 7. Detec
, tives "got warm," so to speak, when
Will Batson. negro, of Rosedale,
leisurely walked down Third Alley
South, with an overcoat on his arm.
When they investigated they found
the negro had one quart plus one
gallon of "mountain dew" hidden un
- der the coat
. Batson went to jail, N
Private Reass Madsen Victirfi
of Germans in Neutral Zone
About a Mile From Coblenz
Encounter Teutonic Patrol,
Who Begin Firing Without
Asking Explanation, Accord
ing to Comrade of Dead Man.
Coblenz, Sept. 7. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Private Reass Mad-
sen of Sacramento, Cal., was shot
and killed Saturday by German
soldiers in the neutral zone bout a
mile from the boundary of the Cob
lenz bridgehead.
Madsen and Private Bert Bal-
singer of the Eighth infantry,' who
had been on outpost duty, were
hunting when they encountered a
German patrol of 13 soldiers. Ac
cording to Balsinger, the Germans
began firing without asking an ex
planation as to why the two Ameri
cans were in the neutral zone.
Balsinger told the American au
thorities that when he and Madsen
encountered the Germans he was
several yards ahead of Madsen. Bal
singer said he dropped his rifle as
soon as he saw the Germans, who a
second afterward began to shoot at
Madsen. The Germans contend that
Madsen fired at them. Balsinger
declared that the Germans fired first
a fid that if Madsen had fired he did
not see him shoot or hear the shot.
Balsinger was taken prisoner by
the Germans and later turned over
to the American provost marshal,
Maj. George Cockreil, and brought
to Coblenz. , , Madsen-will b-buried
in the American cemetery at Cob
Persuaded by Union Head td
End Hike Begun to Rectify
Alleged Wrong.
Charleston, W. Va., Sept.' 7. The
several thousand miners who took a
march cross-country Saturday with
the avowed purpose of forcing non
union miners in Logan county to or
ganize were prevailed upon Sun
day to desist in their efforts after J
almost hourly telephone conterences
throughout the greater part of the
day befween Governor Cornwell in
this city, and Frank Keeney, presi
dent of District 17, United Mine
Workers. The men were started
back to their homes late Sunday
afternoon, from Danville and Clo
thier, at which points they had
camped overnight. They were
brought back in special trains sent
to the rendezvous by the governor,
and the union officials said that all
will return to work Monday morn
ing. The men had taken up the march
without instructions or counsel wih
President Keeney. Rumors and re
ports that are said to be false and
misleading inflamed the miners and
with one section of the little army
it was the determination to rectify
the reported conditions in Logan
,. In announcing that he would make
a statement Monday. Governor
Cornwell said that there has been
some mysterious radical influence
working about this part of the
state. The false reports were spread
to radical newspapers, and these
were mailed to every miner within
reach in this part of the state. :The
governor said he will call upon the
mine officials of the district, and
also the officers of the national
organization of mine workers, to in
vetigate who the element is that' is
responsible for the false reports and
that they must be dealt with rigor
ously. Will Warn Aviators
- Before Opening Fire
Mexico City, Sept. 7. Mexican
frontier troops will flash red, white
ahd green signals to American avia
tors who have crossed the frontier
into Mexican territory before open
ing fire on them as an additional
warning. A circular issued by the
war department containing this or
der io the troops was made public
Table Rock Youth Buried
Alive in Sandpit Near Home
Table Rock. Neb., Sept 7(Spe
cial.) John Boomgard and his 16-year-old
son. Harry, were buried by
a slide of sand in a sand pit on their
farm where they were working. Th
father succeeded in extricating him-r-elf.
but the son was dead when the
body was uncovered.
Will Suspend Policemen
if Held for Higher Court
Negro Committee Assured Detectives Armstrong and
, Brigham Will e Punished for Part in Shooting
.Affray If Bound Over at Preliminary Hearing.
Detectives George Armstrong and
George Brigham, charged with man
slaughter for the murder of Eu
gene Scott, Plaza hotel bellboy,
early last Monday morning, will be
suspended from the police force
in the event Judge Fitzgerald holds
them for the district court at the
preliminary hearing in police court
Indignant negro citizens, repre
senting the Omaha branch of the
National Association for" the Pro
tection of Colored People, who
called at the city hall Saturday, were
pledged this action would be taken
by the heads of the police depart
ment provided nothing would be
done pending the outcome of the
preliminary hearing.
Upon recommendation of t h'e
grievance committee at a meeting
held yesterday afternoon by the
colored association at St. John's
church, North Twenty-fourth and
Grant streets, it was decided to
await the outcome in police court
Wednesday morning.
Will Defer Action.
Charles C. Galloway, chairman of
the grievance committee, reported
the result of the city hall confer
ence. He did not reveal the identity
of the city hall official who obli
gated himself to see that the two
detectives were suspended if they
are held to face trial in district
court. The committee's suggestion
was unanimously accepted by 750
members of the association who
gathered to take drastic steps pur
suant to the cold-blooded murder
of the negro bellboy.
It was decided to defer action and
Rev. John Albert Williams, presi
dent of the association congratu
lated the members upon their con
servative stand.
Asked if Mayor Smith or Dean
Ringer had made the conditional
promise to suspend Armstrong and
Brigham, Galloway declared he was
not free to state. It was declared,
unofficially, however. The commit
tee first called upon the mayor, who
referred them to the police commis
sioner. Mr. Ringer is believed to be
responsible for the promise made to
the committee.
Bring Pressure to Bear.
The agreement was reached with
the members of the protective as
sociation after Commissioner Ringer
and Chief Eberstein had led them to
believe the indicted policemen would
be whitewashed, just as the commis
sioner and the chief have done in
many other similar cases in the
The agreement was made with
the members of the committee, it
was said, only after the most severe
pressure had been brought to bear.
The promise was given after the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Officer, and Inmate of Illinois
State Reformatory Killed
and Three More Suffer
Trouble Starts When Officers
Discover Attempt to Escape
Had Been Made by Sawing
National Assembly at Vienna
Reaches Decision Saturday
by Vote of 97 to 23.
Vienna, Sept. 7. The national
assembly, by a vote of 97 to 23, Sat
urday, decided to sign the peace
treaty. The assembly? irowever,
protested gaTn-srhiSfar
Austria's right of free disposal of
The German nationalists voted
against signature of the treaty,
while some members of the' South
Tyrolese party abstained from vot
ing. ,The vote was taken after adop
tion without dissent of the government's-
resolution of protest, pre
sented by the Christian socialist,
Hauser, declaring the territorial
clauses of the treaty grossly violate
the national claim to self-determination,
and the basis on which the
armistice was concluded.
"We raise once more our voices
against a peace founded on brute
force," said the resolution. "As one
man, we decline the dividing up of
our peoples into free and unfree, as
is done by this peace. We further
declare that the 4,000,000 Germans
forced under foreign rule will for
all time insist on self-determination
as the only possible basis on which
the modern state may be founded."
The resolution also declares that
ultimate union with Germany is an
absolute necessity and expresses the
hope that when the hatred of the
war dies down this union will be
Paris, Sept. 7. The Austrian dele
gation on St. Germain has informed
the French peace mission that it has
received notice that Austria has ac
cepted the peace treaty and that Dr.
Karl Renner, head or the Austrian
delegation, has been charged with
signing the document.
Service Men Involved
in Clashes With Police
on Barbary Coast
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 7. Ser
vice men were involved in two clash
es with peace officers in the Barbarv
coast Saturday night and Sunday.
Last night policemen ana naval and
military provost guards had difficul
ty in preventing soldiers, sailors and
marines from attacking William An
derson, who was arrested and charg
ed with shooting and seriously
wounding William Smyth, machin
ist's mate, first class, of the U. S. S.
Sunday night a. crowd at a dance
operated principally for negroes ad
ministered a severe beating to
Joseph Leighton, a soldier, and an
unknown civilian, lhe police drs
persed the crowd of sailors who
threatened to wreck the placer
Husband Saves His Wife
From Death in Fire Today
Awakened from sleep at an early
hour this morning with flames-surrounding
their bedroom, Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Ashmussen, Twenty
fifth and Perkins avenue, East Oma
ha, escaped death by a margin. The
husband caught up Mrs." Afhmussen
and carried her to safety. He es
caped injury, but the wife was
burned. Both we're clad in night
The woman was taken to Swedish
Mission hospital where the extent
of her burns was undetermined this
morning. Firemen subdued the
flames before the house, a small
frame structure, was totally de
stroyed. ,
Origin of the fire is unknown.
Republican National Chairman
Says Treaty Won't Be Rati
fied Without Reservations.
Chicago, Sept. 7. In a statement
issued here Sunday, Will H, Hays,
I chajrmanof the rpublican hatioaat.
committee, oeciarea mar rresiaem
Wilson was pounding against a
stone wall in attempting to have the
peace 'treaty ratified without reser
vations. Chairman Hays' statement follows:
"I agree with President Wilson
that the treaty will be ratified, but
the ratification will be accompanied
by reservations absolutely safeguard
ing the full independence and free
dom cf action of this republic. That
is the simple fact which the presi
dent may as well recognize first as
last. At present he is only pound
ing against a stone wall of patriot
ism, which has already become im
pregnable and is daily increasing in
width, strength and height.
Won't Be Coefced.
"The committee reservations con
stitute the irreducible minimum of
the requirements of a substantial
majority of senators who cannot be
coerced vor cajoled , into violating
their oaths of office to hold America
first. There is no partisanship in
their position. True, every republi
can senator, without exception,
stands with the committee, but be
cause he is an American, not because
he is a republican. I sincerely be
lieve further that an actual major
ity of the democratic senators feel
the same way and evidences multi
ply daily that when the time comes
a considerable number will vote the
same way.
Up to President
"It is for the president to deter
mine when the test shall be made.
The treaty will be reported out" this
week and a vote can be had as soon
as it can be reached under the rules,
unless it is delayed by senators act
ing under the direction of the presi
dent himself. It is simply now up
to the administration to decide
whether it will or will not accept at
once these essential guarantees of
American independence which will
unquestionably be promptly accept
ed by the other nations. It is im
perative that this matter be settled
right. It ought, by all means, to be
settled promptly. 'The full respon
sibility for any delay will rest upon
the president and him alone."
Fruit Is Destroyed
When 40 Freight Cars
Break From Engine
Forty loaded freight cars broke
from a switch engine at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at Fourteenth
street and Union Pacific tracks, roll
ed down the hill east across Thir
Teenth, Twelfth, Eleventh, Tenth,
Ninth and Eighth streets and crashed
into another switch engine.
No one was mjured.
The accident happened when a
coupling pin Droke and released the
forty cars just as their engine pulled
across Fourteenth street. Several
railroad employes leaped from the
roofs of the cars to safety before the
train had picked up much speed..
Three cars were knocked from
their trucks and one overturned. A
large amount of fruit was destroyed
in the wreck. A doctor was sent
from Central police station at first
report of the accident but his ser
vices were not needed
Pontiac, III.. Sept. 7. One officer
and one inmate were killed and two
officers aud an inmate were wound
ed today in a revolver battle in the
state reformatory here after two
prisoners had attempted to escape
by sawing the bars of their cells.
When two omcers tnea to enter
the cell the prisoners, who had sec
recy armed themselves with re
volvers, fired upon them, killing one
and wounding the other, and fleeing
trom the cell.
There followed a battle in the
grounds, where one of the prisoners
was killed and the other wounded.
A third officer was shot in the foot.
The dead:
tory officer, shot.
JOHN KELLY. Chicago, inmate.
The wounded:
Carl Hancock, reformatory officer,
shot in forehead, condition serious.
John Frederick, Chicago, inmate,
shot in thigh.
John B. Hancock, reformatory of
ficer, father of Carl Hancock, shot
in foot.
Cause of Fight.
The battle followed the discovery
by.. Officer JKruger ,thgtone bar of
the cell-occupied "By Kelly and Fred
erick had been sawed in two and
another bar had been par.tly sawed.
Kruger called Officer Carl Hancock
and they prepared to remove the
two prisoners to solitary confine
ment, according to James F. Scoul
ter, general superintendent of the
As the officers unlocked the cell
door they were fired on and Kruger
was killed. The prisoners rushed out
and exchanged shots with Hancock,
who was wounded. Then the armed
inmates fled to the prison yard,
where more shooting occured. when
another officer saw them.
The armed inmates then scaled the
porch and water spout and reached
the roof of the hospital building,
(Contlnned on Page Two, Column Three.)
Chief Executive Guest ' .
of Omaha This Morning
Veritable Barrage of Radio
Welcomes Already Greet
Incoming Hero.
New York, Sept. 7. The giant
liner Leviathan, bringing Gen. John
J. Pershing home, from the. war,
was 'l 35 miles off Sandy Hook at
midnight tonight, plowing its way
through the sea at a speed of 22
miles an hour in the face of a verit
able "barrage" of sadio welcomes.
At midnight the naval radio serv
ice had sent 140 messages to' the
general from the Hoboken ter
minal. At the rate of speed the liner was
traveling it should have come with
in sight of land in a few hours and
have passed Sandy Hook by 4
o'clock tomorrow morning The ship
will proceed up the bay to Hobo
ken, where it will dock at 8:30.
The first welcome to General John
J. Pershing as the Leviakhan, on
which he is returning to his home
shores, approaches New York har
bor Monday morning will be ex
tended by ' a police hydro-airplane
which will drop messages of wel
come on board the vessel as it enters
the harbor shortly after daybreak.
The messages will be from Mayor
Hylan and Rodman VVanamaker,
chairman of the mayor's committee
of welcome to home-coming troops.
"Your presence among us," Mr.
Wanamaker's . message says, "re
minds us once more that the great
est of all conflicts is over and that
America has taken a place among
the natysqa of the earth, second to
"We salute you, General Persh
ing," says the mayor's message,
"as the commander-in-chief of the
bravest, hardest-hitting army ever
raised in the history of civilized war
fare the American expeditionary
Sell Worthless Securities.
Chicago, Sept. 7. A dozen men
were arrested Sunday by agents of
the state's attorney in connection
with a conspiracy that is alleged to
have had for its purpose the flood
ing of the country with worthless
. ;
Train Bearing Presidential
Party to Arrive at 5 A. M.;
Formal Greeting by Local
Committee at 9 0'Clock. .
President in Good Trim
. v,f or-Speech Here Today
Spends Quiet Sunday in Des Moines, Going to Church
in the Morning and Enjoying Afternoon Automobile
Trip Through Country About Iowa Capital.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 7. (By The
Associated Press.) After a day's
rest in Des'Moines, President Wil
son will strike into the northwest
tomorrow for a week of speech
making there in the interest of' the
peace treaty.
His schedule for the six days
will take him through every state
that borders Canada west of the
lakes and will end at the Pacific
coast where on Saturday afternoon
he will review the Pacific fleet. He
will not reach the extreme north
ern tier of states until Tuesday,
however, tomorrow being occupied
with addresses at Omaha and
Sioux Falls, S. D.
The president . and Mrs. Wilson
rested most of the day in their
suite at a Des Moines hotel, where
they had spent their first night off
their special train since leaving
Washington Wednesday. In the
morning they attended services,
however, at Central Presbyterian
church, and in the afternoon went
for an automobile ride, which took
them out through the country about
the Iowa Capital.
Explores His Hotel.
The president's suite was on the
mezzanine floor of the hotel and
just before dinner was to be served
at 7:30 he strolled out, found the
floor almost deserted except for
the soldiers on guai;d at the en
trance to his suite, and sat down
alone in the chair overlooking the
lobby. Presently he moved over to
a public writing table and wrote a
letter, and then took a stroll through
a rear parlor, exchanging greetings
with several people he met there.
Before he returned to his suite he
explored a couple of hallways nearby
and took another look down into
the I6bby.
The president seemed to enjoy his
afternoon automobile ride, immense
ly. On the way a smaller car
turned over into the ditch" within
sight of the presidential party and
Mr. Wilson ordered his driver to
stop and inquired whether anyone
was hurt. He was assured that all
those in the car had escaped injury.
Wilson in Good, Trim.
Dr. Grayson, the president's phy
sician, said Mr. Wilson had been
much refreshed by his Sunday stop
in Des Moines and was in good trim
for the strenuous week before him.
He saids he would, urge, however,
that the president make few rear
platform speeches along the way,
saving his voice for the 11 scheduled
addresses that are to be made be
fore next Sunday.
With the exception of Tuesday,
virtually all of which will be spent
in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn.,
and Saturday, when the president
will be in Tacoma and Seattle.
Wash., the presidential special will
be almost continually on the go. Out
of about 130 hours , which , will
elapse between the departure from
Des Moines late tonight and the ad
dress at Tacoma, Saturday morning,
nearly 100 areto be spent on the
Morning Talk in Omaha.
The morning address tomorrow
will be in Omaha and an evening
stop will be made at Sioux Falls.
Tuesday there will be addresses in
both St. Paul and Minneapolis, but
on Wednesday there will be only
one, at Bismarck, N. D. Thursday's
stops are at Billings " and Helena,
Mont., and Friday's at Couer
d'Alene, Ida., and Spokane, Wash.
After a morning speech' at Tacoma
on Saturday, the president will go
to Seattle, where he will speak in
the evening after the fleet review.
In, .the number of addresses de
livered Mr. Wilson today had com
pleted one-fifth of his speaking tour,
but in distance traveled he had
covered less than one-sixth of his
10,000-mile schedule.
British Destroyer Hits
Mine and Is Sunk:
24 Are Thought Lost
Helsingfors. Set. 7. The British
destroyer B-19 struck a Russian mine
Wednesday. The captain, another
officer and 90 men were saved. It
is feared that eight officers and 16
men were lost.
Morals Squad Arrests
Man Making Beer at Home
Detective Paul Sutton and the
morals squad last night arrested Bert
Fox, 1903 Emmett street onv the
charge of illegal possession of liquor
and seized more tnan 200 bottles of
home-made beer. The beer, they
claim is intoxicating. Fox is said to
have been making the beer when ar
rested. He was released from jai!
under $200 cash bond.
British Soldiers in
Ireland Fired on
and One Is Killed
Belfast, Sept. 7. A party of 18
soldiers, returning to barracks from
church at Farmoy Sunday, were
attacked from ambush. One soldier
was killed and three were wounded.
The others were overpowered.
The attacking forces which appear
ed to number, about 20, used re
volvers. They took all the soldiers'
rifles and quickly left the scene in
automobiles, which were waiting for
them. ,
Fermoy lies, about 19 miles north
east of Corke.
Admiral Beresford Dies.
London. Sept. 7. Admiral Baron
Beresford died Saturday night while
on a visit to the Duke of Portland
at Langwell Caithness, Scotland.
Death was due to apoplexy,
Distinguished Visitors Will Be
Given Tour of City .in Autos '
Before Public Address; Re
ception for Mrs. Wilson. 3
Des Moines, la., kept. 8. Presi""
dent Wilson left here at 12:01 this -
morning for Omaha, where he
speaks today. ; ,
Omaha Ts ready to extend a real
western greeting to President Wil
son, Mrs. Wilson and a party of 41
men who will visit this city a few
hours this morning.
A special train bearing the dis-5 ;:
tinguished visitors from Des Moines . .
is scheduled to arrive at 5 o'clock
this morning, and instructions were
given to enforce quietness around '
Union station that the chief execu-,
tive of the nation and "the first lady
of the land" might not be disturbed
during their early morning slumber. '
Breakfast will be served on . the , ,
train. ,
At 9 a. m. G. W. Wattles, Gould
Dietz, Mayor Smith and Arthur- F.
Mullen, comprising the official re
ception committee, will go to the -train
and receivV the president and
party Ten automobiles will take
the -visitors for a drive through the
city, arriving at the Auditorium in
time - for" the president's address
which is scheduled for Iff' ' o'clock.
The president will speak one hour,,
following which a committee of
women will meet Mrs. Wilson on
the stage. ! ' :
Tour City in Auto. '
The route of the Automobile drive .
will be along Tenth street, to Far-
nam, thfnce west to Thirty-eighth"',;
street, over to the Field club dis-- ,
trict and then back through the
downtown district.
The president's special train. will
leave Omaha at 12 o'clock noon fon
Sioux Falls, where a meeting will t
be held this evening. ; -' ' ,
The public wilfcnot be permitted
to meet the president at the station,
but tht automobile drivft will be at' -a
slow speed, which will .enable
everybody in Omaha to see the pres- ;
ident and Mrs, Wilson. -
Complete Decorations. '
Decorations at the Auditorium
werecompleted yesterday under the :
supervision of Ted Metcalfe, J. J."
Boucher, T. J. McGuire and R. M.V
Switzler. The Auditorium-will be r ;
opened this morning at 8:30 and the .
seating will be discontinued at J:S5..
Out-of-town guests who hold main
floor reserved seat tickets, and also ? '
those holding tickets for the stage,.
are requested to enter the Auditor
ium through the north entrance. ,
Many state visitors arrived yester-'-day,
crowding the hotels. -
Mr. Wattles and Gould Dietz will T
ride with the president atid Mrs.: ;
Wilson in automobile No. l. -Car '
No. 2 will be Paul Skinner's pWvate " "
automobile and No. 3 will be Dr. A.
F. Jonas' machine. The other auto- '
mobiles will be driven by members
of the Red Cross Motor Corps in-
the order flamed: Mrs. A. D. Dunn,
Mrs. Robert Rustin, Mrs Dorothy
Cavanaugh, Frances Howells. Mrs.
J. H. Hansen, Miss Dorothy ' Jud-
son and Mrs. Porter D, Askew., .
Reserve Stage Seats.
The following Omaha men will be
distributed in the automobiles ac J .
cupied by the newspaper men with ;
the president: Fred-Larkin, Rar
vey Milliken, Harley. Conant, H. B.
Whitehouse, Harry Tukey and Har '
old Thompson.
The- following local societiej and"
(Contlnned on Pace Two, Column Two.l ' '
Omahan Will Reply to
Address of Welcome v
at G. A. R. Encampment 1
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 7. Wearers -of
the Union blue in the days of '61 '
took possession of this city Sunday
when the vanguard of the old sol"- "
diers began arriving in Columbus for -the
national G. A. R. encampment - -which
formally begins Tuesday and
continues throughout this week. .
Special trains from as far west as,
California and from aft other direct
tions, carried the veterans into the
city all day. : )t
K semi-official meeting and recep-.
tion will be held Monday nieht. Ad..
dresses of welcome will be given hv-
uov. james m. cox ana Mayor-
George J. Karb. Commandcr-in-!
Chief Clarendon E. Adams of Oma-' ;
ha, will respond. Among the few' ,
"Jack tars" for the encampment is''-'
John N. Cady of the U. S. S. Vin--dicator,
a native of Patagonia, -
Arizona. -