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BITS OF NEWS
300 WAR BRIDES
STILL IN FRANCE.
New York, Oct. 28. Three hun
dred war brides of American sol
diers still remain in France, accord
ing to a cable message made public
by the overseas department of the
Y. W. C. A. from Mrs. S. C. Sey
mour, known as "official mrher-in-law
to the A. E. F." Two hundred
brides will embark within the next
IS days and the rest before Janu
TWELVE BLUE FOXES.
Seattle. Wash., Oct. 28. Twelve
live blue foxes, valued at $500 each,
and 26,185 seal skins, estimated to
be worth nearly $2,500,000, were
brought to Seattle from the gov
ernment sealing' stations on the
Pribilof ' islands by the naval col
lier Nanshan, -which docked Tues
day. The seal skins are to be sent
to St. Louis for the winter fur auc
tion. The ioxes are to be shipped
to New York, where they will be
placed on experimental farms of the
United States biological survey.
DAUGHTER OF RICH
PARENTS HANGS SELF.
Areola, III.. Oct. 28. Mrs. Jessie
Coffield of Lindsay, Okl., hanged
herself with a towel in a bedroom
at the home o her parents here
while on a visit. Her parents are
wealthy residents of this county.
$51,000,000,000. n .
Berlin, Oct. 28. Germany's debt
on April 1, 1920, will aggregate 204,
000,000,000 marks ($51,000,000,000).
as against a debt of 5,0000,000,000
marks ($1,250,000,000) and a na
tional1 wealth, of 300,000,000,000
marks ($75,000,000,000) before the
TJiis startling fact was brought
out at the senate's meeting consid
ering the budget and Germany's
financial situation in general. -
15 WAR DOGS GET
"COLLARS OF HONOR." y
Paris, Oct. 28. Fifteen war dogs
were awarded "collars of honor" in
scribed with the croix de guerre.
Each was cited in a special army or
der for "gallantry in action against
TO BE THE "GOAT."
Berlin, Oct. 28. Sensations may
. be sprung when Capt. Karl Boy-sd,
former German naval attache to the
embassy at Washington, testifies
before the parliamentary committee
investigating war responsibilities,
plots and conspiracies, including
those engineered in America.
In answer to' Count Von Bern
storff's testimony that Boy-ed and
Captain Von Papen (the former
military attache) operated independ
ent of him (the ambassador) and
worked under direct orders from
Berlin, and that he, Bernstorff, had
neither, influence nor control over
their actions, Captain Boy-ed tele
graphed to the chairman of the com
mittee demanding that he be allowed
to testify in his own behalf.
It is evident from Boy-ed's atti
tude that he does not propose to hi
made the "goat." There is keen
speculation as to what he will tell
of the orders given to him and by
whom. Strong influences are said
to be at work not to let Boy-ed and
Von Papen testify. 1
BATTALION OF DEATH
WOMAN WEDS YANK.
, New York, Oct. 28.T-A bride wfio
was once a member of the famous
Russian women's "battalion of
death" arrived here on the steapier
America with her husband, Harry
C. Menesee of Covington, Ky. Mr.
Menesee served in the army and
was later attached to the peace' com
mission as a clerk.
Mrs. Menesee was formerlyAgnes
Rostkovska, the daughter of ii Rus
sian general. She joined the "Bat
talion of death" when she was 17,
was wounded twice and taken pris
oner by the Germans. Mrs. Mene
see wore the decorations of the
Croix St. Ann and Croix St. George.
"NOT GUILTY," THOUGH
IT WAS LIQUOR.
New York, Oct. 28. While the
United States senate was passing
the prohibition enforcement bill
over the president's veto, the pro
prietor of a famous "White Way
cafe was put on trial here for sell
ing liquor in defiance of the law.
. Numerous bottles, flasks and demi
johns seized in the cafe were
arrayed in court, and Thomas A.
Gleason, a governent chemist, took
the. stand. ' .
Sample after, sample was passe
to Mr. Gleason,. who consulted hi
palate and pronounced in succes-
S'"Rye whisky," "Scotch whisky,"
"ginger ate highball." '-'sherry wine.
The jury looked and listened, re
tired and in a few minutes repdrts
r.ct guilty. V
Mr. Gleason said his power of
tasting was not in the least affected
by his testimony.
FAT AND SLEEK.
Washington, Oct. 28. William
Hohenrollern, once kaiser of Ger
many, and would-be over-lord of the
entire world, although an unwel
come visitor" to Holland, likes his
billet in Amerongen and is growing
fat and sleek with the lazy existence
he is leading, free from all responsi
bility, and he is laughing at the
world. - ' .
Such is the picture drawn here of
the former kaiser bys J. Oudegeest,
secretary of the International Feder
ation of Trade unions, president of
the Dutch Federation of Trade
unions, and Holland's representative
here to the conference of the Inter
national Federation of Trades union.
Herr Oudegeest said: t
"The kaiser is growing fat He is
contented: He has contented. He
has no worry. He does no work.
He eats, he drinks, he sleeps, he
laughs, and he takes walks. He. feels
It is nice to be in Holland. ,
"Does Holland feel it nice to
house the kaiser? Holland does not.
What can we do to get rid of him?
Nothing. , -
"England waited tor long. She
could nave got him. Now it is too
late. We have to keep him. The
kaiso'-, he is happy."
utAe VELVET HAMMER" TAPS THE FADS AND FOJBLES OF OUR OWN WELL-KNOWNS.
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DRY ACT IS
Prohibition Enforcement Law
Provides Machinery for Pre
venting Sale of Beverages of
Over .50 Per Cent Alcohol.
Vote Is 65 to 20, or 8 More
Than Necessary Two-Thirds
Majority Officials Make
Move to Punish Violators. .
Washington, Oct. 28. The sen
ate passed the prohibition enforce
ment act over the president's veto
today and made immediately effec
tive machinery for preventing sale
of beverages containing more than
one-half of one per. cent alcohol.
The vote was 65 to 20, or eight
more than the necessary two-thirds
majority. While there was a
wrangle over taking up the measure
in place of the peace treaty, which
had theright of way, there never
was doubt as to how the senate
stood. It was overwhelmingly
"dry" like the house, which re
passed the bill within three hours
after the president had vetoed it.
Before congress at 3:40 o'clock
finally clinched enactment of the
enforcement law, despite president
ial objection to linking wartime
and constitutional prohibition acts,
there came from the White House
the announcement that the wartime
law which was put into effect after
the cessation of hostilities, would be
annulled the moment the senate for
mally ratified the German peace
treaty. - r
It was the most definite of all
official or semi-official statements
bearing on the wartime act., Pro
hibition leaders were plainly dis?
turbed by the news, for they had
counted firmly ' upon the country
teaching the effective date of con
stitutional prohibition, January 16,
1920, without re-opening of saloons
Clamor Set Up. t
Despite the clamor set up by wet
and dry forces over the White
House pronouncement, senate lead
ers said they would proceed with
consideration of the treaty as here
tofore. Senators who have taken
an active part in the prohibition
campaign branded as unfair and ab
surd, reports that they would delay
the treaty simply to keep the liquor
traffic from getting a foothold jn
the comparatively short period re
maining before the country will go
dry for good.
Formal denial was issued from
the headquarters of the Anti-Saloon
league that its officers would take
part in any movement calculated to
delay the treaty. League officers
stuck to the opinion that it , would
be necessary to ratify the Austrian
treaty before lifting the wartime
prohibition ban, which was said to
nave been the ruling of Attorney
General Palmer, and they declared
their position was not altered by
the fact that President Wilson was
prepared to cut through legal doubf
and wipe out a law, the necessity
for which he believes to have,
passed. ' ; 'k
' Can -Break Up Traffic Now.
With today's action by the snate,
the department of justice is ready
to deal with any offenders against
the drastic provisions of the new
act. At best, heretofore prosecutions
were more or less haphazard, and
necessarily so, if was said, because
of the loosely drawn language of the
act, but the new law gives ample
means of breaking up the traffic.
So drastic is the enforcement act
that a man, for instance, may be fined
or-put in jail for displaying a pic--ture
of a brewery or a keg. but hiS
right to store liquor in his jOwn
hnnm fnr his own . use stood up
aeainst all attacks in committee and
both houses of congress. - - .
Warning went tonight to aeaiers
selling Zpk per cent beer, without
apparent risk heretofore, that the
new law fixed lA of 1 per cent as
the legal limit of alcohol content.
Ask Aid in Enfprcing.
Law-abiding citizens, - churches,
civic organizations and welfare so
cieties were summoned tonight by
Commissioner Roper to aid the
(Contlnned on Paa-a Four, Column Three.)
Des Moines Street
Carmen May Strike
At Any Hour Now
Des Moines. Ia., Oct. 28. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Street car" men
here have failed to reach an agree
ment with the company and a
strike tying up the entire system
may be called at any time.
Men are asking 65 cents an hour
and receivers for- the company re
fuse to pay more than 50 cents.
J. B. Wiley, head of the street
car men here, is managing the
street car strike in Ottumwa, and
also negotiations at Clinton, where
a walkout is threatened.
GOES DO 1
Great Seas and Smashed to
Peces on Piers at -Muskegon
WILL BE WAGED,
Pittsburgh Union Head Asserts
Wilson Is Doomed to
Pittsburgh, Oct. 28. Those who
are hoping-that union miners will
heed President Wilson and not go
to disappointment, said Philip Mur- rPassenger Steamer Lifted by
lay, picsiuem 01 me riusDiirgn ais
trict of the United Mine Workers
of America; prior to his departure
for Indianapolis to attend the meet
ing' of the International executive
hoard tomorrow. Mr. Murray added
that he saw no reason to think the
strike would be averted.
No Change in Situation.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 28, With
"no change in the situation" report
ed at . United Mine Workers of
America headquarters, leaders of
the big organization or coal miners
were preparing grimly for a mo
mentous conference of its executive
board, district presidents and scale
committee.- John L. Lewis, acting
president of the organization, ar
rived from his Irome in Springfield,
111., but had little to add to senti
ments he has already expressed con
cerning the general strike planned
to take effect in the bituminous
mines November 1. i
'f Me condemnation of the pro
posed walkout by President Wilson
and his suggestion that a tribunal
be appointed to find a basis of
settlement of the disagreement be
tween workers and employers with
corf production continuing, mean
while, held no charms for the union
leaders. Echoing the points male
bv William Greeil, secretary-treas
urer of the organization, Mr. Lewis
said that the national executive s
idea that the need for war-time pro
hibition had passed because - the
emergency had ended, expressed ex
actly the union's attitude towards its
war-time wage contract.
"There is no further use for war
time prohibition, according to the
president," said Mr. Lewis. "Neither
is there further use for the war
time Washington . wage agreement.
We, therefore, resent the imputation
that the strike is illegal."
50 OF 72 PASSENGERS
SriVf D FROM DEATH
Survivors, Most of Whom
Escaped in Night Attire, Be
ing Cared for by Members
of the Red Cross.
STRUCK BY AUTO,
MOTHER AND CHILD
Driver Says He Was Blinded
by Lights of Car Com
ing 'Toward Him.'
Mrs. Winifred Burns. 28 years old,
3739 North Thirty-sixth avenue, and
her 7-year-old son, Louis, were run
down at 8 o'clock last night by an
automobile at Farnam street and
Twenty-ninth avenue. Mrs. Burns
suffered severe cuts and bruises and
her son sustained a concussion of
the brain and other injuries,
.Joe Vietk, 2547 Reese street, driver
of the automobile, was arrested and
held for investigation. He was
driving east on Farnam street when
the accident occurred. Vitek told
the police the lights of another car
coming toward him blinded him.
Mrs. Burns and her son were
crossing the street at the time "wjth
L. Bunris, the husband and father,
who was carrying a 3-month-old
daughter. ' Neither the father nor
daughter were injured.
Mrs. Burns and her son were tak
en to Lord Lister hospital by the po
lice. Discovers Plot to
r Kidnap Edsel Ford;
Four Are Arrested
him for $200,000 ransom, led to the
arrest here today of four men.
The detective gave his name as
Floyd Gray, and he said he came to
Tojedo from the east in connection
with strike disorders and became
aware of the plot while stopping at
a local hotel.
The prisoners are Richard Ram
sey, San Francisco; Eddie Cole,
alias . Kinney, Louisville, Ky.;
Joseph Fisher, New York City, and
Claude Cameron of Toledo.
Gray said Kinney revealed the
plot to seize young Forl, and im
prison him in a house in Mount
Clemens, Mich. Gray posed as a
janitor during plans for the kidnap
ping, he said.
'' Detroit, Oct. 28. Edsel Ford,
when told of an attempt this after
noon of the alleged plot to kidnap
and hold him for a ransom, char
acterized it as 't'he best joke" he
had heard in a long time. '
Nancy Astor Denies She
; Is a Pussyfoot Candidate
Plymouth, Oct, 28. Frank Hawk
er, ' chairman of the conservative
party, received the following tele
gram frcm Lady Astor:
"I have neither been- asked to
stand as a pussyfoot candidate (for
her husband's seat in parliament)
nor have I the intention of doing so.
It seems to me that I detect the
claws of i some other sort of envi
ous cat jn this misleading sugges
Uju. Na'ncy, Astor."
Toledo, O., Oct. 28. Statements
of a private detective that he had
discovered a nlot tn IriHnan RHspl
Ford, son of Henry Ford, and holdxto free men and women from the
" Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 28. With
14 known dead and six or more miss
ing, only time can bring an accu
rate count of the toll of the great
seas which early this morning bod
ily lifted the Crosby passenger
steamer Muskegon, formerly the
City of Holland, and smashed it to
pieces on the piers at the entrance
to Muskegon harbor. The ljst of
dead is being added to almost
The steamer, a side-wbeeler,
bound from Milwaukee, after outrid
iue a night of gale, made for the
harbor in the early morning dark
ness, but it said by Capt. Edward
Miller to have struck the bar at the
entrance. The wheel paddles
jammed in the sand, checking head
way, and the great combers threw
the ship about and hurled it onto
the pier. There it hung, momenta
rily, pounding into wreckage, and
then slipped off into the deep chan
nel, going down in 50 feet of water.
The vessel lies a storm-torn tangle
of steel and splintered wood, effec
tually blocking the harbor entrance.
50 Known to Be Saved.
Fifty of the 72 passengers and
crew, guided to safety by a single
flashlight in the hands of. a coast
guajrd, were tonight known to have
been saved. It was feared several,
were, caught between decks. Sur
vivors, most of whom escaped only
in their night clothing, were being
cared for by the Red Cross, while
in the city morgue lies the bodies
James C Reilly, Grand Rapids,
was added to the st of identified
dead tonight, f - i
Graphic stories of terror, suffer
ing and heroism vvere told by sur
vivors, and -the bravery of Capt.
Edwin Miller and, his officers,' and
crew, who remained at their posts
to the last, was recounted. Captain
Miller, sensing disaster as the vessel
was driven toward the pier, ordered
all to leap for their lives, and the
time-hallowed sea -rule "women
first," was followed. Only four
women, one of whom was employed
on the boat, were tonight known
to have been lost. x
Women Leap From Ship.
The women, fearing to venture
over the rail, were bravely led by
Mrs. Fred L. Beerman of Muskegon,
who leaped from the ship. Others
jumped or were handed down ropes
bv men nassengers and crew.
Captain Miller, hard stricken by
the disaster and loss of lives, de
clared the undertow swung his ship
after she struck the bar. "I told
the cabin boys to waken the pas
sengers and crew, and ordered all
over the rail," he said. "Those who
moved quickly were saved. The ones
who held back lost-their lives."
To R. J. Kaknborsky, a coast
guard, many of those saved owe
their lives, according to survivors.
Approaching as closely as possible
to the suspended steamer, he, while
others of the coast guard struggled
E j f j(J) de
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- Well, Look Who's Here
tangled wreckage, held a flashlight,
directing the way to safety.
"It seemed that the ship was lifted
out of the water, striking with ter
rific force," said Kaknborsky. "The
lights went out and the boat was
pounded to kindling.
Uses a Flashlight.
'I used a flashlight and it was by
this means that many of the pas
sengers were able to jump to the
The Muskegon was an iron ves
sel, built in 1881 by the Holland
Steamship company and lately re
built for the Crosby Line. She was
241 feet in length and had a gross
tonnage of 1,148.
The Bee's Free Shoe
More than 300 children were pro
vided with good shoes last winter
by this fund. More money will be
needed to care for the same number
of children this year.
The need is great, as, these cold
days, many unfortunate youngsters
have no -shoes to keep their little
A pair of plain, but strong shoes
will last a child all winter.
Will you buy a pair for one little
Send or bring your contribution
to The Bee office.
The Bee tS.OO
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Total j. 110.00
IN HER KITCHEN
Victim Found Unconscious on
Floor by Neighbors
Telephone Wires Cut
by Intruder. .;,
Mrs. E. F. PiUard, -2516 North
Nineteenth street, was attacked at
7 last night in her home by an armed
negro and left gagged, unconscious
on the floor. The negro cut the teN
ephone wires to prevent her calling
H. M. Bush, 2513 North Nine
teenth street, - found Mrs.! Pillard.
Her clothing was badly torn1 and
a clump of her hair lay nearby. The
telephone was gripped in her hand.
Bush said two children had di
rected him to the Pillarjd home, say
ing they heard a struggle there. "
The negro escaped out the back
door as Bush entered the front door.
fr Pillar rprainel rnticrirnc
ness half 'zn hour later. , She saicfl
she was washing dishes in the
kitchen when the negro pushed his
way in the kitchen door and pointed
a gun at her.
"We struggled." Mrs. Pilhrd
sobbed to. the police, "when I went
to telephone. He tore my clothes.
He beaKme.and knocked me down
to the floor. M don't remember what
happened after that."
A city physician examined Mrs.
Pillard and said she had not been
raped. . V
E. F. Pillard, the, husband, is a
street car conductor. The Pillards
moved to Omaha from Lincoln two
weeks ago. .
Will Jackson, negro, 1404 &orth
Nineteenth street, was arrested at
9:05 o'clock by Officers Caldwell,
Summitt and Treglia and held for
investigation. The police say he is
wanted in connection with the at
tack on Mrs. Pillard.
Fraudulent Sales of
Gimp Dodge Stores
Des - Moines, Oct. 28. (Special.)
Seven men have been arrested by
federal Department of Justice offi
cers as the first step in what they
say, may prove to be an expose of
the fraudulent sale of thousands of
dollars worth of government stores
from Camp Dodge. . William Rich,
New York, and U. V. Millican, Fair
mount, Minn., both "former officers,
are among those- arrested, lhe
others are: H. O. Brady. John J.
Connelly, M. M. Rich, all discharged
soldiers, and David Hirschberg and
Michael Kamcn, Des Moines merchants.
STRIKE OF STEEL
MEN A FAILURE,
Military' Leaders at Gary In
formed Men Are .Going
Back to Work.
Chicago, Oct. 28. Following a
statement to the effect that the steel
workers, had lost the strike, made
to military leaders in Gary by L. E.
Titusa member of the steel work
ers' council there, John Fitzpatrick,
chairman of the national committee
directing the strike, said: '
"The strike is won, no matter
what its outcome may be."
' "There is no use pretending," Ti
tus had said to Col. W. S. Mapes,
commanding the regular troops, "the
men are going back to work. The
strike is lost and the army is. re
sponsible." ' -
In explaining his statement M..
Fitzpatrick said: ' . '
"Strikes may be won even though
they are lost. This struggle is only
laying the groundwork for future
. Corporation Earnings.
New York", Oct. "28. Earnings of
the United States Steel corporation
for the three months ending Septem
ber 30 last aggrf gated $40,177,232, an
increase of $5,845,931 over the previ
!set income, according to the
statement issued vafter today's meet
ing of the directors, amounted to
$29,111,429, an increase of $5,787,323,
and the surplus, after payment of
regular dividends on the preferred
and common shares . aggregated
$11,105,167, an increase of $5,796,580.
.... Earnings reported are equivalent
to a.tj, appiicaDie to the common
stock, against $2.29 in the.orevious
quarter and $4 in the third quarter
The effect of the strike, which be
gan in the last fortnight of the
quarter, is seen in the monthly re
turns, earnings of $12,880,609 for
September being less by $2,279,502
tnan those ot August.
Russ Red Forces Start
Decisive Advance oh
Whole Petrograd Front
London, Oct. 28. The Red forces
have started a. decisive advance
along the entire Petrograd front,
according to a bolshevik com
munique received here. They ( have
rapidly reoccupied Krasnoye : Selo
and other villages, y
Bullard Succeeds Barry.
Washington. Oct. 28. Maj. Gen.
Robert L. Bullard, who commanded
the Second army in France, has
been assigned to comnAnd the de
partment of the east, with headquar
ters at New York, Secretary Baker
announced. He will succeed Maj
Gen. Thomas H. Barry, retired.
GANG CUTS CITY
PHONE CABLE AND
CLEANS OUT BANK
Julian (Neb.) Isolated for
Hours Explosive Wrecks
Safe-No Clues Are
, : Left Behindv
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Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 28. J
(Special Telegram.) The bank cf
Julian, 10 miles south of this , city
and just over the line in Nemaha
county,' was cracked by professional
yeggmen about 2 Tuesday morning.
The vault was opened with nitrv
glycerine, which knocked off the
combination. .The inner doors were
pried open and boxes of the custom
ers were cleaned out. Coupon Lib
erty bonds, jewelry and other valu
ables were taken by the thieves. The
safe containing the bank's money
was not opened, and it is not known
whether it was tackled or not.
Money belonging to the Roosevelt
fund, about $75 in .an envelope, was
not taken, probably because the rob
bers did not 'see it. .
Tried to Break' Wall.
The bank was entered through the
front door. The thieves first at
tempted to cut a hole through the
vault wall, but it is three feet thick,
and it was decided evidently to trust
to "soup" and attack the door.
Two detonations were' hear.d by
Mrs. Watkins, who lives next poor,
!ut she paid no attention to the
loise. - . :
Private deposit boxes, were rifled
and their contents indiscriminately
scatteied over the floor. The amount
of Londs taken runs into-the thou
sands, but the total will not be
known until the cashier, C. L. Me-
net,. and his assistants can check
over the records.
Mortgages, notes, insurance poli
cies and other papers were so mixed
that the bank men had not straight
ened th,em out .Tuesday afternoon.
Cut Phone Wires.
The thieves cut the telephone
cable out of town. They were also
experts in the use of nitro'-glycerene
and left no tracks behind. It is sup
posed they entered the town by au
tomobile, although from what direc
tion or where they went after the
raid is not known. ,
The bank's loss is confined to the
destruction of the vault door lock.
Individuals who had valuables
stored in the vault will lose heavily.
Registered bond were not- taken.
VVashington. Oct. 28. Showing
no ill effects from his recent activi
ties, President Wilson spent Tues
day quietly and continued his recent
progress towards recovery. No ex
ecutive business was brought to the
president's attention during the day,
Louis F. Swift Letters Rela
tive to Provision Business in
Big Hosteleries Introduced
as Evidence in Inquiry.
BEWAILS FACT THAT
ARMOURS BEAT HIM
Considers Hotel Stock Sound
Investment as it Opens Way
to Securing Good Business
and Bigger Profits. .
( Chicago, Oct. 2! Letters indi
cating that the big Chicago packers
had invested large sums in the stock .
of 'large hotel companies, especial
ly in New York City, were intro
duced in the Interstate Commerce'
commission's hearing of- the Nation
al Wholesale Grocers' association's
complaint that the packers receive
special service from the railroad?.
The letters went into the recoVd
over the objection of counsel for
Swift & Co. ,
The letters, written in 1917, by
Louis F. Swift, head of Swift & Co-,
indicated that Armour & Co. held
$200,000 in stock in the Biltmore
and about $500,000 in the Commo
dore hotel companies of New York
and that Swift &Co. had taken $50,
000 in the Hotel McMpin. The let- -ters
to other officials of Swift. &
Co. suggested thatit should be a
good policy to take stock in sub-
stantial hotel enterprises in order to
obtain the business of provisioning
those establishments and told of an
effort to obtan stock in the Bilt
more and Commodore hotel com
panies, adding !?but4i was "impossi
ble Armour had, arranged it in ad
vance." ' ' ,
A Swift & Co. subsidiary, the
Metropolitan Hotel Supply com
pany, had a share of the provision
business of the Hotel Manhattan of
Ne.w York and had been promised
the entire business of the Hotel An
stmia, also of that city. One letter
recommended an investment of
$100,000 by Swift & Co. in. the
United Hotels company, operating
hotels in seven cities.
Louis F. Swift, in a letter daled
June 30, 1917, replying to an official
of Swift & Co., said:
"Answering your letter of the
16th, concerning Swift 8c Co.'s '
policy in connection with taking
stocks in hotels, I will go back to
1910, when this first came up: r
"McAIpin I highly recommend
ed taking $50,000 stock in the Mc:
Alpin hotel, which carried with it
their entire business. Sol Zahn, th
hotel man in New York, took what
we refused, and I don't doubt his
profits are $50,000 annually. No
contract for supplying. v
"Biltmore The next was lhe
Biltmore hotel. Armour took stock
to the amount of $200,000, but we
had "no opportunity. No contract '
to supply their meat, but his is as
sumed, and they hold the trace. I
don't doubt his profits exceed $50,000
"Commodore The- new hotel you
speak about on .Forty-second street. -is
the Commodore. Edwards, Moon
and I have seen Mr. Bowman five
or six times and begged him to let
us become stockholders, but he has
refused, claiming the stock is' all"
sold, or something of that kind.
Armour has, I think, $500,000.
"While there is no contract to
supply the meat, it is assumed be
gets it. There is no doubt but that
the stocks in both the above hotels
will be profitable. Moon sees Mr.
Bowman almost every day.
"Manhattan The same owner has
taken the Manhattan hotel, which
the Metropolitan (a Swift concern)
supplies to the extent of about $500
(Continued on Page Four. Column Four.)
Pershing Soon Will
Start His Inspection
Tour of the Country
Washington, Oct. . 28. General
Pershing announced today he was
planning a tour of inspection of the
war industries built up during hii .
absence in France for the purpose
of formulating recommendations to
Secretary Baker as to what portion
shAuld be maintained against an.
other national emergency. His trip "
will take him as far as the Pacific x
coast and while away he will visit f.
his home in Missouri.
Thi route and time of drnartiirr
have not been fixed. General
Pershing expects to annrar hefnrr
the congressional military commit
tees during the current week. He
said today he preferred not to dis
cuss military matters in advance of
lhe general has already oreDared
recommendations dealing with the
re-organization of the armv anil
other phases of the military estab
lishment including the 'question of
increased pay for all ranks to smkS
the high cost of living. , '
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