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The Omaha Daily
New York. Sept. II. The physi
cians are now organizing a union.
The Bronx Physicians' Federation,
which has just been formed, claims
a membership of over 200 physicians,
and Wednesday a meeting of the
doctors of East New York was held
to launch the physicians' union of
Greater New York.
"The physicians are up against it
just as much as the average work-
"cr," -declared Dr. Gertrude Green
stein, who is one of the leading spir
its of the movement. "The public
lias no idea of the many problems
which we have to deal with in or-
' dcr to make a fair living, and the
time has come for us to get together
WIFE BURNS HIM WITH
HOT IRON; DIVORCED.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Dr. George C.
Tallerday, former army surgeon,
told Superior Judge Sabath that his
- wife, Mrs. Helena B. Tallerday, a
former movie actress and later a
Red Cross worker, became abusive
soon after their marriage and
burned him with a curling iron.
Judge Sabath granted him a decree.
SAY OVERTIME WAGES
MAKE CLOTHES COSTLY.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Clothing: man-
, tifacturcrs in addresses before the
National Association of Retail Clo-
' thiers insisted that extra wages for
overtime work limited production
and kept costs high and dedared
there was no profiteering in their
- industry. Ludwig Stein asserted
that the present average cost of a
euit of clothes is $48.50, which he
Jircdicted would be increased to $62
, "It took 13 years after the civil
war to bring down prices, so how
can we expect a big break in prices
in six months after the world's
war?" said Mr. Stein. "In order to
bring down prices production must
be increased extravagance stopped
and labor prices fall." '
! WIFE IN HAREM;
WANTS TO GET HER.
t Chicago, Sept. 11. Telling of
ficials at the federal building that he
wanted to go back to Turkey to find
his wife, who was sold into a Turk
ish harem five years ago, Isadore
Dcrr Boghos, an Armenian, applied
for a passport here Thursday. He
also said he wanted to find his two
children held in bondage somewhere
ill the Ottoman empire.
Boghos said that he was con
demned to death by the Turks, but
escaped into Russia and Was placed
' in a Russian Y. M. C. A., but com
ing in contact with British soldiers
" and learning English, he heard that
" his young son had been rescued from
.' his home m Armenia by an Amer
ican relief society and had been
' taken to Chicago.
, Boghos made his way here and
, found his son. Now he wants to go
back to Turkey and hurst for the
other members of his family.
-'PREFERS HERO'S KISS
. TO CROIX DE GUERRE.
New York, Sept. 11. "I'd sooner
'. have one good kiss from General
. Pershing than the croix de guerre,"
averred Kitty Dalton. the pretty
, Knights of Columbus flower girl,
who received the osculatory salute
, from the general after she had
presented him with a bouquet in
' front of St. Patrick's cathedral dur
ing the parade Wednesday.
"No, he didn't kiss me on the
cheeks, either," she added. "He
gave me a real kiss, right on the
.lips. Of course, I have been kissed
itiany times before, f but General
Pershing was more expert at it than
ny of the others. The man I
marry will have to show me that he
1 can kiss as nicely as General
PRESIDENT EXTENDS '
1 On Board President Wilson's
Special Train, Livingston, Mont,
Sept. 11. A welcome to the United
- States was extended to Cardinal
Mercier Thursda,. by President Wil
son, telegraphing to New York in
response to a message of greeting
sent him yesterday by the Belgian
"Remembering your kind visit to
Malines," Cardinal Mercier tele
graphed, "I beg to express to you
, my respectful and cordial greetings
on landing on American soil."
Mr Wilson replied:
, "May I not bid you a most cordial
welcome , and extend to you my
warm personal regards. I shall look
forward with the greatest pleasure
to greeting you in person."
WISHED TO BE A DON.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Charges that
Count Oscar Bopp von Oberstadt,
. son-in-law of the late millionaire
brewer, Peter Schoenhofen, had
written a letter to King Alfonso of
; Spain, applying for Spanish citizen-
ship because of "the 'black ingrati
tude of a number of German people
, toward their rulers shortly before
and at the conclusion of the armi
stice," were filed Thursday by Fran
cis P. Garvan, alien enemy property
The letter was written to the king
" November 2. 1918, prior to Von
Oberstadt's filing application for cit
r izenship in the United States, accord-
ing to Mr. Garvan, and incidentally
- the request for Spanish citizenship
was rejected. Von Oberstadt is
waging a legal contest to prevent
Mr. Garvan from disposing of more
than $1,000,000 of stocks from the
PERSHING STANDS TO
LOSE SOME "SALARY."
- .' Washington, Sept. 11. Somebody
made a mistake in General Per-
"L string's new commission, Chairman
Kahn of the military committee told
- the house Thursday, which might
cost the" general some of the pay
and allowances carried with the
While congress made him a "gen
" eral of- the armies of the United
- States" the War department made
bim a "general in the regular
army" ... .
The experts are now looking for
" a way to unwind the tangle and still
. leave it technically correct, -:
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Senator Johnson Tells Crowds
in Indianapolis That Ameri
can Boys Should Not Have
to Fight Europe's Wars.
HIGH COST OF LIVING
BLAMED ON WILSON
President Had Neither Time
Nor Inclination to Treat
With Problem at Acute
Stage, Legislator Says.
Indianapolis, Sept. 11. (By The
Associated Press.) Senator Hiram
W. Johnson of California was en
thusiastically received here tonight
by a crowd which filled the largest
hall in the downtdwn section of the
city in the second address of his
speaking tour through the middle
west to oppose ratification- of the
league of nations covenant by the
United States senate. The mass
meeting was arranged by a non
partisan citizens' committee.
In introducing Senator Johnson,
Henry Lane Wilson, former United
States ambassador to Mexico, said:
"Like the late Col. Theodore
Roosevelt, Senator Johnson calls
things by their right name."
You're Right Johnson.
There were cries of "you are
right; you are right" when Senator
Johnson insisted that American
troops should immediately be
brought back from Russia. He was
frequently interrupted in the course
of his attack on the league of nations
by the cheers of the crowd.
Senator' Johnson began with this
"I am here and you are here be
"President Wilson has said 'the
league was being opposed by little
Americans," he said. "I confess I
am a little American, but I am all
"Our soldiers, who won the war,
fought for America, for you and
for me and not for any league of
nations. Friends of the league ad
mit it is imperfect, but say we
must try it because it is the only
league of nations presented. Unr
der that theory I suppose if we
had but one egg and that egg was
rotten, we ought to eat it because
it was the only egg we had."
Poison Public Mind.
He referred to the official prop
aganda issued by the national ad
ministration at Washington and
"They pick the taxpayers' pockets
to poison the public mind."
When he asked the crowd if it
favored the league there were loud
shouts of "no."
The audience laughed when the
speaker referred to William H.
Taft as "a distinguished ex-president
whom many respect but none
Senator Johnson left at midnight
for St. Louis, where he delivers
two addresses tomorrow.
"President Wilson adds to his
fearsome harsh names appeals to
our material interests and even
taxes "the two months that the
league and treaty have been before
the American people and senate with
the high cost of living," said Sen
ator Johnson. "He conveniently
forgets the eight months he spent
abroad, secretly pledging our re
sources and our manpower to Eu
ropean and Asiatic governments.
The two months of discussion by
our people and our senate in the
open of what he discussed secretly
for eight months has had, of course,
no bearing upon, and the reasonable
discussion in the future cannot pos
sibly affect, the high cost of living.
"If any single individual can be
charged with responsibility for the
high cost of living, that man is
Woodrow Wilson. The living costs
in December and January last were
substantially what they are today.
Mr. Wilson then had exactly the
same laws he now invokes. He had
(Continued on Pace Two, Column' Three.)
to Renew Efforts to
Manila. Sept. 11. Renewed ef
forts to obtain independence for the
Philippine islands will be made next
year by -a Filipino mission which
will visit the United States and lay
before the national conventions of
the republican and democratic par
ties the matter of inserting inde
pendence planks in the party plat
forms. Announcement of the pro
posed action was made here Thurs
day. A Filipino mission recently re
turned home after unsuccessful ef
forts to have congress declare the
independence of the islands.
The new mission, which will be
headed by Manuel Quezon, terri
torial delegate to congress, will
leave here next February. Quezon
also was spokesman for the first
TO GEN. PERSHING
Ten Thousand Do Honor to
Chief at Reception.
New York, Sept. 11. "The Amer
ican legion welcomes you, General
Pershing, on account of your po
tential usefulness ' for the present
and the future."
With these words Col. Luke Lea,
former United States senator from
Tennessee, turned with outstretched
arms toward General Pershir.g at
the legion's mass meeting and re
ception to him in Madison Square
Garden tonight and bade him -welcome
home in the name of the or
ganization. Ten thousand men and women,
members and guests of the legion,
sprang to their feet and cheered as
General Pershing arose to speak.
The uproar continued for several
It was the culminating event of
a full day for the general. He de
parts for Washington tomorrow
Praises American Legion.
In his address General Pershing
said he was "glad to encourage the
American legion as long as it
stands for true Americanism as
long as it keeps its skirts free and
clear from petty politics."
"And with that understanding," he
continued, "I shall be glad to en
courage it in every way. The Amer
ican Legion should cherish and fos
ter the lessons in patriotism which
have been brought home to the
American people during the last two
"This organization possesses great
advantages for the display and ex
ercise of the same patriotism with
which its members have been im
bued in their service abroad and at
home and it is the hope of all of us
who are interested in the welfare of
this organization that you enter it
with the same integrity of purpose
with which you conducted yourselves
in the war.
"Our country is founded on laws
and not men and it should be the
purpose of this organization to stand
on government by law based upon
the principles of the constitution, I
shoulddeplore. it if there ere any
"chance of the American Legtonbe
coming a political tool in the hands
of political aspirants."
Visits Mrs. Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 11. Gen
eral Pershing paid a brief visit to
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt at Saga
more Hill Thursday morning. He
expressed his deep sympathy with
Mrs. Roosevelt, not only in the loss
of her husband, but in that of her
son, Quentin, during the War.
Deprecates Their Quitting Posts
and Leaving City to Law
, 1 ,
GUARDS ON r
Helena, Mont., Sept. 11. Presi
dent Wilson in his address hej
Thursday evening scored Boston po
lice for striking and leaving the
community at the mercy of thugs.
"I want to say this, that a strike
of the policemen of a great city,
leaving that city at the mercy of an
army of thugs, is a crime against
civilization. In my judgment the
obligation of a policeman is as sa
cred and direct as the obligation of
a soldier. He is a public servant,
not a private employe, and the whole
honor and safety of the community
is in his hands. He has no right to
prefer any private advantage to the
"I hope that that lesson will be
burned in so that it will never again
be forgotten, because the pride of
America is that it can exercise self
control" Two Days Amnesty
Is Granted Mexican
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 11. For the
first time since the' outbreak of the
revolution in 1911. Mexicans of all
shades of political belief will have
opportunity safely of visiting their
native land on Independence day,
The invitation to the political ex
;les comes through" Camilo L. Ar
guellcs, president of the Patriotic
Society of Juarez, who has prevailed
on the higher authorities to grant a
two-day amnesty to his banished
countrymem to enable them to par
ticipate in the celebration at Juarez.
Americans also are invited and the
United States immigration authori
ties have been asked to modify the
passport regulations so as to permit
free intercourse across the Rio
Grande on Monday and Tuesday.
"We want more fraternalism and
less friction on the border," said
Arguelles today, "and Independence
day is a glorious opportunity for a
grand get-together. Americans and
Mexicans on both sides of- the river
should fraternize. Our own factions
should forget their differences and
live in peace.- There is no sense in
the strikes and banditry that is
wrecking our country."
Twenty-Year-Old Youth Shot
and Killed When State Sol
diers Raid Dice Game in City
She Can't Forget
MACHINE GUNS MOUNTED
AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS
Shopkeepers Supplement Po
lice and Military Protection
by Barricading Windows as
if to Withstand a Siege.
Boston, Sept. 11. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The death toll in
lawlessness following the calling of
Roston's police strike Tuesday
reached five tonight when Henry
Groat, 20 years old, was shot and
killed during a raid by sta.te guards
men on a dice game in the Jamaica
Plains section. Two other men were
wounded in the raid.
The sixth and seventh deaths oc
:urred late tonight when Richard D.
Reemts, a striking policeman, who
was shot this morning, succumbed
to his wounds, and Robert Lallie,
who was shot last night, died at a
About SO persons are being treated
in hospitals for injuries received in
The shooting occurred after some
of the players and spectators had
refused to leave the place. They
were ordered to move on and when
they failed to budge, the guardsmen
With Governor Coolidge as commander-in-chief
of the state's forces,
in complete charge of the situation,
the city tonight took on a warlike
appearance. Six machine guns were
mounted at police headquarters and
troopers wearing "tin hats'' by order
of Adjutant General Stevens, pa
troled the streets. The order fol
lowed injury of several soldiers by
Meanwhile shopkeepers, supple
menting police and military protec
tion by means of their own, barri
caded the windows of their places of
business, as if to withstand a siege.
Boards were nailed in front of the
glass to protect it from the assault
of bands of hoodlums who have
been roaming the streets.
Fight to Finish.
A fight to the finish between the
constituted authorities of state and
city and the labor unions was indi
cated by developments in the strike
today. While Governor Coolidge
was exercising his authority Mayor
Peters was making it plain to labor
leaders who visited city hall that
the policemen's union would not be
The labor men were firm in their
insistence that the police be permit
ted to affiliate with the American
Federation of Labor and offered to
guarantee that the police never
would be called out on a sympa
Fear Further Strikes.
The possibility of a strike of car
men, telephone and electrical work
ers and industrial employes was se
rious. What gave the authorities
the greatest cause for anxiety, how
ever, was the danger that the fire
men might join in the movement.
It was recognized that this would
place the city in the gravest peril.
A ray of hope was seen in the dec
laration of the president of the fire
men's union that he would not take
the responsibility for a strike unless
authorized by the American Feder
ation of Labor.
Governor Coolidge in taking per
sonal charge of the policing of the
city pointed out that his obligation
under the constitution compelled
him to take th step, in view of the
fact that the entire state guard has
been called out for" police duty. He
directed Police Commissioner Cur
tis to obey only such orders as came
from him and asked for the co-operation
of the public.
The central labor union, which
met tonight to consider the advis
ability of calling a general strike
in sympathy with the .Boston - po
lice "adjourned without takim? defi
nite action. A secret poll was
taken and those affiliated unions
which have not yet voted separate
lv on the question of going out in
sympathy were ordered to vote as
soon as possible and report .to the
central labor union committee,
which was empowered to take any
action deemed necessary.
Bishop of Nebraska;
Takes Office Sept. 21
Seattle, Sept. 11. Dr. Ernest Vin
cent Shayler, Seattle, was conse
crated bishop of Nebraska here
Thursday. Episcopal churchmen
from many northwest cities were
Bishop Shayler expects to be in
ducted into his new office in Omaha
The Traveller -"Just renewing acquaintances"
The West "Oh, I remember you. It was you who
'keot us out of war' until after election"
FOR DRIVE TO AID
Omaha Quota of $35,000,000
Fund is $175,000 Hebrew
People of City Guar
More than 30 of the most promi
nent Jews and Gentiles of the city
forgot racial and religious differ
ences when they met last night in
the council chamber of the city hall
to perfect plans for raising $175,000
in Omaha to relieve suffering and
starvation among 6,000,000 Jews in
Poland, Russia, Galicia and Rou
mania. The nation-wide campaign for
$35,000,000, of which the Omaha
quota is $175,000, begins Monday
and will continue throughout the
According to the plans of the
committee, of which William Holz
man is acting chairman and George
Brandeis secretary, the Jewish res
idents of the city are expected to
aid their suffering brethren in the
war-torn nations of Europe to the
extent of $75,000. Gentiles of the
city are exnected to contribute the
remaining $100,000. The quota for
the state is $400,000.
A meeting of all Jews of the city
is nlanned for next week. The date
will be announced by the executive
For the first time in the history
of the city, according to H. A. Wolf,
prominent realtor, Jews are seeking
the aid of other creeds and races
in raising the monev. Jews raised
more than $10,000,000 annnallv in
the four years prior to 1919. This
year the amount was found to he
insufficient and was raised to $35.
000.000. As Jews alone are unable
to raise this vast sum. they are re
questing the co-operation of others
Congress to Present
Pershing With Sword
at Joint Session
Washington, Sept. 11. The house
passed a special resolution late
Thursday setting 2 p. m. September
18 as the time for the joint session
of congress to receive General Per
shing. A sword of honor will be
RAIDED BY THREE
Robbers Escape in Aut
Thought to Have Headed
Three masked bandits held up the
operators in the Union Pacific sta
tion at Valley about midnight last
night, looted the cash drawer of
$37.35 and escaped in a high
powered automobile. They are
thought to have headed for Omaha.
A sheriff's posse was immediately
organized and Omaha 'police noti
fied. Detectives were sent from
Omaha in an endeavor to intercept
Three strange young men were
noticed loitering about the station
during the evening, but did not
arouse the suspicion of the em
ployes. When the telegraph oper
ators changed tricks two men en
tered the station and at the point
of guns ordered the operators to
turn over the money in the cash
drawer. The operators, R. C. Smith
and A. A. Stoddard, complied and
the bandits backed out of the build
ing. A third bandit was stationed out
side of the building, and when Con
ductor McKenna of a freight train
in the yards approached the build
ing he drew a gun with the com
mand, "Beat it, and beat it fast."
The conductor hurried to spread the
alarm, but' the bandits were gone
when he returned with assistance.
The bandits were recognized as
the same men who were around the
building during the evening.
Report .Favorably on
Alaska Railway Bill
Washington, Sept. 11. Favorable
"report without amendments Thurs
day was ordered by the senate ter
ritories committee on the house bill
appropriating $17,000,000 additional
for the completion of the Alaskan
The committee also acted favor
ably upon a bill authorizing the city
of St. Petersburg, Alaska, to sell
bonds for the construction of a light
plant and school building.
Plebiscite Will Be Used to
Settle Pole-Czech Dispute
Paris. Sept. 11. A plan for the
settlement of the question of , the
Teschen mining district, in dispute
between Poland and Czecho-Slo-vakia.
was adopted by the supreme
council at today's session. It was
agreed that a plebiscite be taken in
BIG WELCOME IN
FOR SEN, BORAH
Interest in Visit of Idaho
Statesman Today Increas
ingHuge Crowd Ex
pected at Auditorium.
When Senator William E. Borah
steps on the stage of the Auditor
ium this evening to deliver an
address on "The League of Na
tions," he will face one of the
largest gatherings ever assembled
in this building, according to pre
dictions of the promoters of the
According to information received
yesterday, Senator Borah left Chi
cago, where he formally opened his
tour of the country in opposition to
the adoption of the peace treaty
containing the league of nations, late
yesterday afternoon. E. A. Benson
received a telegram last night an
nouncing that Mr. Borah would ar
rive in Omaha at 3 o'clock this aft
ernoon. Does Not Mince Words.
The reputation of the senator as
a leader in the United States sen
ate is known in Omaha, and his
manner of expressing his convic
tions without mincing words, is
likewise a matter of general knowl
edge. , f
The filing of the majority report
of the foreign relations committee
in the senate Wednesday, adds con
siderable zest to the Borah meeting
here. It is expected that Senator
(Continued on Pare Two, Column Six.)
Thousands Pay Tribute
to Dead Labor Leader
New York, Sept. 11. The body of
John Mitchell, formerly president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica and chairman of the New York
state industrial commission, who
died here Tuesday, was taken to
Scranton, Pa., in a special car
Thursday over the Lackawanna rail
road, where the funeral will be held
Thousands of men and women in
terested in the man whom Theo
dore Roosevelt once characterized
as "pre-eminent in the field of union
labor" and who helped settle the an
thracite strike of 1902, paid silent
tribute to his memory at a Broad
way funeral church, where the body
lay in state Wednesday night and
OF 1 WRECK
Ship's Boat Containing 45
Persons Rescued Off Flori
da Coast, Acording to Wire
BEING MADE KNOWN
Communication Ceases Sud
denly With Third Vessel
That Sends Out Distress Sig
nals Off Cuba.
Havana, Sept. 11. A ship's boat
containing 45 persons was picked up
today off the Florida coast, accord-
ing to the wireless operator on
board the steamer Dade County,
which arrived here from Progresso.
He reported having received a wire
less message to this effect from the
steamer Lake Ledaner, bound for
New York. The name and nation
ality of the vessel from which the
people came was not stated.
The Dade County's operator re
ceived distress signals from' the ,
steamers A. E. Bedford and Kempa
off the Cuban coast and also from,
an unknown bark saying it was
badly damaged and with which com
munication suddenly ceased.
The whereabouts of the Spanish
liner Valbanera is still unknown.
New Orleans, Sept. 11. With its
center about 200 miles south of Pen
sacola, Fla., the gulf hurricane
which swept the Florida Keys with
considerable damage to property . in -the
vicinity of Key West and great
loss to shipping, was Sweeping
northwestward late tonight toward
the Texas coast. The -weather bu
reau tonight issued storm warnings
for the eastern coast of Texas, from
Port Arthur to Velasco.
Interruption of all communication
in the vicinity of the hurricane!
path made it impossible for weather,
bureau officials to locate the storm
center exactly, or to estimate the
speed at which it was moving.
Barometer Drops. ;
Barometer readings at New Or
leans and Mobile showed a decided
t'rop during the 12 hours ending at
7 o'clock tonight. Notwithstanding
the warnings, 10 vessels bound from
New Orleans for other ports entered
the gulf tonight.
A number of persons from ex
posed places along the Mississippi
sound reached Mobile late today to
escape the storm. v
Dispatches from Tampa said the
highest tides recorded along that
section of the gulf coast since 1884
verflowed a number of low lying
Key West Guarded.
Key Wtst, Sept. 11. Key West
was placed virtually under military
rule today when sailors and soldiers '
were detailed to assist the police
in guarding the city's storm dev
astated areas. Forces of men were
put at work today clearing away
the debris strewn in the streets by"
The government has opened a
commissary where necessities may
be purchased. Street car service
has not yet been restored.
The cigar factories alone were
damaged to the extent of more than
$1,000,000 and great number will
be thrown out of employment for
three or four weeks. .
Only two persons were reported
to have been lost in the storm.
Officer and Robbers
Killed and Wounded .
in Holdup of Bank
Tulsa, Okl., Sept. 11. Deputv
Sheriff W. T. Beasley was killed
and two unidentified bank robbers
were mortally wounded at Red
Fork, three miles south of here,
Thursday afternoon, when they, at
tempted to rob the Red Fork Statt
Denies Change in Policy , '
to Evacuate North Russia
London, Sept. 11. Winston
Spencer Churchill, secretary "for
war, in a statement denies that there
has been any change in the British
policy to evacuate north Russia.
Evacuation, however, had been re
tarded, owing to the necessity of.
bringing away many Russians who
are in danger of their lives, as well
as women and children. .
Mr. Churchill admits that it will
be impossible to effect a junction
with Admiral Kolchak before win
ter. He denies that British troops
are employed or that the British
government has accepted any re-;
sponsibility in operations agiitBt
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