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THE BEE OMAHA, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1919.
Many of Lenine's Soldiers
'" Taken Prisoner and Much
' Material Captured, Ac
cording to Report.
Omsk. Sept. 11. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) General headquar
ters of the Kolchak army announces
that the offensive is being carried
forward successfully along the whole
The enemy is being driven back
everywhere with severe losses, the
announcement says, and has been
compelled to abandon prisoners and
The announcement of the general
offensive was first made Wednes
day, when stubborn fighting was re
ported in' the direction of Yalsoto
rovak and Ksorpan. These two
towns are about 200 miles west of
Omsk. The result of the fighting
was reported to have been the re
treat of the bolshevik forces, witf
the loss of many prisoners anc
much material. ,
The report from Omsk of substan
tial successes by the kolchak army
follows a wireless dispatch from
bolshevik headquarters in Moscow,
in which it was claimed that Admiral
Kolchak's southern armv had been
decisively defeated an that its sur
render was expected. The scene of
the fighting described in the Mos
cow message was about 400 miles
south of the two towns mentioned
in the Omsk dispatch.
London. Sept. 11. A bolshevik
wireless dispatch from Moscow to
day claims the capture of nearly
12,000 prisoners from Admiral Kol
chak's all-Russian forces in the
region of Aktibin-Skorsk. It is
declared that the surrender of the
remainder of Kolchak's southern
army is expected.
Representative of Ringer
Makes Desperate Effort
to Influence Two Reporters
Police Commissioner's Private Investigator Ap
proaches Daily News and World-Herald Men as
Last Resort to Obstruct Justice in Eugene Scott
Case Chief Eberstein Also Tried to Bribe Bee
Reporter in Mrs. Thomas Brown Case.
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Not satisfied with his desperate
effort to whitewash George Arm
strong and George Brigham, city
detectives, for the part they played
in the murder last week of Eugene
Scott, the Plasa hotel bellboy, Po
lice Commissioner Ringer now is
accused of covering up other guilty
offenses of the two officers, in be
half of whom the police department
head is said to have gone to the
extreme of attempting even to ob
struct justice in the courts.
As further evidence that Com
missioner Ringer is determined to
whitewash Armstrong and Brigham
in total of disregard of the facts
in the case, Charles Whalen, the
police commissioner's private in
vestigator, approached two news
paper reporters, who witnessed the
shooting down in cold blood of
Scott, and tried to get them to
repudiate the damaging testimony
they gave against the policemen at
the coroner's inquest.
Met With Refusal.
Francis J. Boyle, reporter for the
Daily News, was asked to sign a
statement repudiating the facts to
which he testified at the inquest.
Detective Whalen approached the
reporter in the police court room
Wednesday just before the prelimi
nary hearing was called. Whelen's
request met with prompt and indig
Thos. J. MacMahon, VVorld-Hir-ald
reporter, was questioned by Mr.
Ringer's personal representative.
The newspaper man told him that
he was positive of every detail of
his testimony and would not change
a single word of it.
"Are you sure you heard Arm
strong shout "Kill the ?"
the reporter was -asked.
"I am absolutely sure," was the
reply, "and I shall repeat the state
ment when I take the stand."
Reporters Stand Firm.
Whalen was unable to prevail on
either of the reporters to misrepre
sent the facts in the case.
Additional proof of the question
able tactics employed by Ringer
and Eberstein and further evidence
of the fact that the present heads
of the police department do not
hesitate to attempt to induce wit
nesses to violate their oaths on the
witness stand, is shown in a propo
sition made several months ago by
Chief Eberstein to a reporter for
The Bee. The police chief attempt
ed to bribe J .A. Shanahan when all
of the influence of the city adminis
tration was brought to bear to black
en the character of Mrs. Thomas
Brown, a widow, in order to white
wash Detectives Armstrong and
Herdzina, whose disgraceful be'
havior in the Brown apartments last
June aroused the entire community
Chief Eberstein tried to bribe the
reporter with an offer of money and
a position on the police department.
Offered More Money.
"I will give you a better job and
pay you more money," the police
chief offered, "if you will testify like
we want you to in the Brown case."
Chief Eberstein told Mr. Shanahan
his work would be easy and the
hours would be arranged to suit his
convenience, if the reporter would
testify as he was told.
The offer was spurned. Chief
Eberstein was given to understand
promptly and quickly that his offer
would not be considered for a mo
ment. "I am satisfied with my em
ployment on The Bee," Mr. Shana
han said, "and I could not be in
ducted to become identified with the
Omaha police department."
Attention has been called to the
difference in the manner Commis
sioner disposed of the case of
Patrolman Foster Burchard several
months ago when the officer was
charged with breaking in a door to
a private residence. Charges were
filed against Burchard immediately
and he was suspended promptly.
Later the officer was dismissed.
Offered No Explanation.
In the Burchard case Ringer of
fered no explanation like he has of
fered in the Armstrong and Brig
ham cases, despite the fact that Bur
chard's offense was nothing like as
grave as that contained in the in
dictments against Armstrong and
"Our law assumes every man to
be innocent until he is proven
guilty," Ringer explanied when he
refused to suspend Armstrong and
The police commissioner did not
think of this feature of the law
when he disposed of the Burchard
case, and when the woman who
filed the charge against Burchard
begged to be allowed to withdraw
it, Ringer assumed the patrolman
guilty and did not even give him
an opportunity to prove he" was innocent.
Holman Is Suspended.
While Armstrong and Brigham
are working still on the Omaha po
lice force, and Commissioner Ringer
and Chief Eberstein are turning deaf
ears to an almost universal demand
that they be suspended as dangerous
and irresponsible officers, Private
Watchman Edgar Holman has been
suspended by the Union Pacific
railroad, which is under the control
of the United States government.
As soon as Holman was accused ot
being implicated in the shooting of
iscott, the railroad authorities and
federal government officials have
deemed Holman's suspension, pend
ing the outcome of the trial, the only
decent and proper course to take.
Holman is a member of the Pro
tective Railway Patrolmen's asso
ciation, which has gotten back of
the private watchman in his de
fense. Charles E. Copeland of Chicago,
president of the railway patrolmen's
association, will arrive in Omaha
today and it is said private de
tectives will be employed to make
a thorough investigation of the
bell boy's death.
AT FIELD CLUB
Eighth Annual Market Week
Closes With Dinner Dances;
Additional Charges Filed
Against Detective Brigham
Additional charges of threatening
to kill, intoxication while .on duty
and conduct unbecoming an officer
were filed against - Brigham last
The complaint was made person
ally by Harry Hershman, a taxicab
driver employed by the Blue Taxi
Co., Sixteenth and Howard streets.
For obvious reasons Commission
er Ringer has not seen fit to give
this information to the public.
Brigham, who was taken off of
the Thomas-Sutton special morals
squad when this "clean-up-the-city"
organization under the leadership
of Paul Sutton was disbanded fol
lowing the killing of the negro boy,
now is walking a beat.
Though Brigham's last offense is
alleged to have been committed
just two days after the coronet's
inquest on the killing of Scott, for
which Brigham and Armstrong
were indicted and charged with
manslaughter, the police commis
sioner has not paid the slightest at
tention to it, so far as is known.
His single effort has been to keep
the public from finding out about it.
THOTO TlAY. OFFER.I NGT FOR TODAY
ATTENDANCE at the Sun the
ater this week for the engage-
threatens to equal that of last week
for the Nazimova success, "The
Brat," according to the manage
ment of the Sun. The house was
sold out twice Sunday and likewise
patrons were turned away Monday
night, it is said. "The Westerners
is a type of photoplay entirely dif
ferent from the customary western
screen production. The story is
thrilling and at the same time plaus
ible, many of the incidents having
actually taken place in the Black
Hills country at the time of the gold
rush and the year previous.
KialrO Marion Daviee in "Th
Dark Star." Rue Carew is born in
Turkev. th rfanctitpr nf Rv Ca
rew, an American missionary, and,
according to common belief, she is
under th inflnpnr nf tti Darlf
Star, an evil planet. It is said that
long ago some metal trom this star
fell into the hands of an image
maker, who fashioned it into the
image of Erlik, Prince of Darkness,
chanting. "Where you are war is,
and all shall last until you are taken
to another land where war shall be."
from here on the tale is of intense
Strand Dorothv Gish in "No
body Home." Frances Wadsworth,
an extremely superstitious girl, is
consulted by her friend, Florence
Wellington, with regard to the lat
ter's love affair. Moreover, the
cards tell her that a blonde woman
is to enter Malcolm's life, while
she is a brunette; they also say
that a dark man is to loom up fate-
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Resale Barriscale in "TANGLED
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BOVTEVAKf) Thirty-third and Leav
enworth. Paramount special. "THE
WOMAN THOU GAVEST ME."
Comedy, "HAPPY RETURNS."
GRAND Sixteenth and Blnney. Mary
Plckford in "DADDY LONG LEGS."
Christie comedy, "SOME ROMEO."
APOLLO Twenty-ninth and Leaven
worth. Enid Bennett in "THE
HAUNTED BEDROOM "
DIAMOND Twenty-fourth and
Carlyle Blackwell In "THE
GI.AR." Also "ELMO
I.OTHROP Twenty-fourth and Loth-
rop. Warren Kerrigan in "A
WHITE MAN'S CHANCE."
COMFORT Twenty-fourth and Vln
Warren Kerrigan in "THE
END OF THE ROAD." "ELMO
fully on her horizon, and Malcolm
has light hair! A raven-locked fortune-hunter
appears soon afterward
and makes violent love to Frances.
Muse "The Thirteenth Chair,"
the murder mystery. Helen O'Neil
did not kill Stephen Lee. Held
tightly in his arms and struggling
for release, she could not see whose
hand it was that thrust a knife in
to the back of her tormentor, kill
ing him instantly. This complica
tion leads the story up to one of
the biggest climaxes ever devised
by a playwright.
Brandeis "Sing ho, the merry
maiden," she's here from far-off Cal
ifornia, a bevy of her, in fact, at the
Brandeis, Mack Sennett's far-famed
Bathing Beauties, to give piquance
and vital interest to the comedy
king's five reels of satire and hilar
ity, entitled "Yankee Doodle in Ber
lin. This double attraction will be
presented at the Brandeis for the
last times today and tomorrow,
shows starting at 1:30, 3:30, 7:30 and
915 p. m.
Moon Mabel Normand in "When
Doctor's Disagree." Miss Normand
has been seen before as a rural
The eighth annual merchants'
market week, pronounced the most
successful ever held in Omaha,
closed last night with the presenta
tion of prizes and a dinner dance
at the Omaha Field club.
Nearly 1,000 visiting merchants
and their families were present, the
largest number ever assembled since
the market week was inaugurated.
Although a majority of the visitors
were residents of Nebraska, many
were from neighboring states, and
the distant states of Oregon, Cali
fornia and Minnesota were repre
sented. The visitors were unanimous in
their praise of the entertainment
furnished them by the market week
committee of the Omaha manufac
turers and jobbers during the last
four days. A number of merchants
who had never been present at the
fall market week before expressed
surprise at the extensive prepara
tions which had been made for their
entertainment and vowed never to
miss another market week held in
Plans for Next Year.
Jobbers and manufacturers are
also jubilant over the success of
the week, so jubilant, in fact, that
they are already making extensive
plans for the next market week.
The increase in the number of vis
itors has made it necessary to for
mulate new olans for their future
entertainment, according to Joe Kel
ley, general chairman of the mer
chants' market week committee.
One plan, which,' according to Mr.
Kelley, is finding much approval
among jobbers and manufacturers,
is the formation of a Manufacturers'
and Jobbers' Recreation club, which
will purchase a large site in the
suburbs of the city, and build a
huge club house to facilitate the en
tertainment of merchants during
their visits here.
The entertainment at the Field
club last night was a glorious
finale to the market week. Every
thing was as planned except the
flight of an airplane which was to
have performed stunts over the
club. In landing the propellor of
the plane was broken. No one was
Winners of Prizes.
The prize drawing contest re
sulted as follows: Mrs. J. H. Car
ter of Carter, Wyo., won a pair
of Australian wool blankets; Hilda
Mester, Portsmouth, It, a 100-piece
dinner set; Mrs. E. H. Luxford,
Oakland, la., a raincoat; Mrs. J. H.
Crilly, Danbury, la., a refrigerator
lunch basket; Mrs. E. Wheeler, Stel
la, Neb., a half dozen pairs of silk
hose; Mrs. L. E. Fobes, Ida Grove,
la., a pair of ladies' shoes; Mrs.
Al Pilger, Pilger, Neb., a pair of
misses' shoes; Mrs. E .Lowe, Neville,
la., a mahogany chair; Miss Eva
Spratlen, Sidney, la., a manicure set;
and Mrs. William Coolidge, Rosa
lie. Neb., a water set.
The following men won prizes: H.
T. Fraser. Polk, Neb., a 12-gauge
shotgun; Ed Lippold, Auburn, Neb.,
a waterproof raincoat; F. B. Shel
don, Nehawka, Neb., a pair of auto
gloves; J. H. Blair, Bristow, Neb., a
pair of bey's shoes; Al Pilger, Pil
ger, Neb., a traveling bag; A. A.
Schwartz, Nelson, Neb., a traveling
set; J. G. Hays, Griswold. Ia., a pair
of shoes; H. H. Reese, Yutan, Neb.,
an auto coat; G. L. Bruner, Loretto,
Neb., a hat, and O. E. Copes, Avoca,
Neb., a fur cap.
Omaha Men Victims in Two
Auto Collisions in Bluffs
Two automobile collisions oc
curred yesterday in Council Bluffs.
Henry Rolph, Havens hotel, Omaha,
driving a seven-passenger car, col
lided at Main street and Broadway
with a truck belonging to the Fisk
Rubber company, Omaha, and
driven by George Foreman. Both
cars were smashed.
Half an hour later a car driven
by J. C. Falstead, Omaha, collided
with a Manawa street car at the
Broadway and Fourth street inter
section. The automobile was
wrecked and Falstead sustained a
painful wound in the hand.
Negro Arrested for Cursing
and Threatening President
"If I had had a revolver I'd have
put a hole in President Wilson,"
said Arthur W. Campbell, Twenty
seventh and Douglas streets, ac
cording to the police. Campbell
was arrested by officer Lon Troby
at Fourteenth and Farnam Streets
last night when he cursed Wilson.
Campbell was charged with resisting
an officer and was also booked for
Nebraskans in Washington.
Washington, Sept. 11. (Special
Telegram.) Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Gurley, who have been on an ex
tended visit east, return to their
home in Omaha Friday.
H. L. Gerhart of Newman Grove,
secretary to Congressman Evans,
leaves for Omaha Friday to meet
his mother, wife of former State
Senator Gerhart and a prominent
banker in Newman Grove, who is
mischief-maker, but never with the
opportunities that Millie Martin
finds. Her escapade at the May
party, her course in beauty culture
and the railway trip she takes with
her father are only a prelude to
the situation which confronts her
at a sanitarium. When the girl' and
her medical attendant make their
escape, the head of the institution
is sure that a gang of robbers has
invaded his place. Unraveling this
complication brings "When Doc
tors Disagree" to a screaming climax.
E m p r e s s "Regeneration," the
photoplay being shown at the Em
press, is the story of the life of
Owen Kildare. one of America's au
thors, who grew up a Bowery tough.
It tells a vivid, pulsating story of
how it is possible for a man to raise
himself from the slums and develop
Sketch of Omaha Home of Packard Auto
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The above picture is an architect's drawing of the new building which is to be erected for the Packard
Omaha company. This building will front on Harney street, Twenty-seventh street and Dewey avenue.
The dimensions of the building will be 108 feet, 6 inches, by 183 feet, 9 inches. It will be three stories
high and embrace 60,000 square feet of floor space.
Th riea1 wan closed bv Conrad Younsr and Selwin Doherty of the Nebraska and Wyoming Investment
company, acting for the Sir Horace Plunkett interests and William A. Hurst, president of the Packard-
umana comoanv. ana r.agar a. uaira, attorney, representing xnc ricKaru imcicsis. vno.ua . oicuiuauBu
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is the architect and the building win De erecteo Dy rne jonn a. waKeucm company ui uimm. me enure
project represents an expenditure of approximately $Z5U,ouu.
The exterior of the building will be finished in tapestry brick and Bedford stone trimming.
Amontr thi main features of the interior are inclined drives to all floors, eliminating elevators. The
main show room will measure 45 feet by 67 feet and will be two stories in height. The show rooms will
front on Harney and Twenty-seventh street. Back of this will be private offices, sales room, accounting
room, etc. The interior ot tne main snow ana saies room wui oe nnisnea in quaner-Hawea gum, rue uoors
and aoDrooriate decorations. The second floor will be used for repair shop, stock and oil storage as well
as for men's lockers and showers. The third floor is to be used for refininshing and storage.
OF DANGERS IN
ONE BEG ONION
Bolshevist Chief Tells of Mis
leading Propaganda Spread
by Irresponsible Publications.
The only remedy for bolshevism
is to make every workingman a cap
italist by creating and fostering in
him self-interest, in the opinion of
C. A. Windle, editor of Brann's Ico
noclast, who spoke last night at
the Auditorium on "Bolshevism,
Its Cause and Its Cure." Less than
500 persons attended the lecture.
A dozen or more persons scat
tered through the crowd applauded
frequently in favor of bolshevism
during the early part of Windle's
talk. One of the dozen yelled.
"You're a liar!" when Windle said
that bolshevism in Russia had slain
more and imprisoned more than all
the tyrants of the past 1,000 xears.
The man who caused the disturbance
left the hall hurriedly.
Warns of Dangers.
Windle warned his audience
against the crimson conspiracy to
crush state, home, church and civili
zation. Holding a copy of "The
Messenger" in his hand, he said it
was one of ISO radical publications
now wriggling their way through
the country spreading their doctrine
of bolshevism. "This paper and
others like it are urging the negroes
of the south to arm," he said. "If
Omaha knew of the menace that
threatens the vitality of our repub
lic this hall would be filled to
night." "The miners, railroad men, street
car men, laboring men of every in
dustry, even policemen are gradual
ly yielding to iheir doctrine of one
Tell Whole Truth.
The little clique of bolshevists
broke out in applause. "I am glad
we have some bolshevists here,"
said Windle. "They have been
hearing partial truths in socialist
and holshevist meetings. Here
they will hear the whole truth.
When bolshevists would destroy
capital they would destroy church,
home and state, they are conspir
ing against the flag under which
they get their bread. Ratification
of the peace treaty will not be an
antidote for the poison of bolshev
ism. "I propose the reorganization of
all siock organizations. Let the
worker earn on a minimum wage
scale enough to provide for himself
and family and enough more to pay
on the installment plan for a part
of the stock. Foster in him self
interest. Let him share in the sur
plus profits at the end of the year.
Destroy class consciousness and the
problem is solved."
10,000 Persons Witness
Airman's Death Plunge
'Dunkirk, N. Y., Sept. 11. Harold
M. Brunner of Erie, Pa., an aviator,
was killed whiK giving an exhibition
flight at Chautauqua county fair
Thursday. One wing of his airplane
appeared to collapse when he was
500 feet in the air. Ten thousand
persons saw the accident.
Lincoln Star Sued for $5Q,
000 Damages by Minne
apolis Man; League At
torney to Appear.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Sept. 11. (Special.)
Herbert E. Gaston, president of the
Northwestern Publishing company
of Minneapolis, brought suit in -the
federal district court here against
the Star Publishing company,
charging libel. Gaston asks $50,000
C. A. Sorenson, attorney for the
Nonpartisan league in Nebraska,
filed the suit.
The story on which the suit is
based was a purported record of 50
Nonpartisan league leaders, pre
pared by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Packard of North Dakota, and
which was published in a number
of North Dakota napers.
In the paragraph relating to GSS
ton, explaining his connection with
the league, the line appears, "con
victed on three counts." Gasfon
charges that the article states he
was convicted of a crime.
Banquet Given to Banker .
and Wife Moving to Omaha
Fremont, Neb., Sept. It. (Special
Telegram. Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Gurney, who will leave Saturday .to
make their home in Omaha, were
given a testimonial dinner at Hotel
Pathfinder Thursday. Cov'ers for 225
Fremont business men and their
wives were marked. C. D. Marr,
president ot the Commercial club,
was toastmaster. T. L. Mathews,
Mrs. A. H. Waterhouse, Dan V.
Stephens and C. E. Abbott responded
Army Store Prices Will Be
Announced In a Few Days
A catalogue of prices on stock
carried in the army store to.be
opened in the basement of the Mu'ni-
riml Aiirtitnriiim nn IntlTif
will reach Omaha in the next few
days, according to a telegram front'
Washington, D. G, received yester
day by Co. G. S. Bingham, zone sur
plus supply officer here.
Zone surplus supply officers are
waiting anxiously for the list to ar
rive, as they believe the prices will
determine the success of the store.
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