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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1919)
THE. BEE; OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1919.
OMAHA IS KNOWN
FROM END TO END
OF T IIE ORIENT
Former Residents of This
City Scattered In All
Countries of Far
(Exeerpt from letter from Major Hanr
0. Palmer, Judge advocate of China ex
pedition of American force, to hie brother
' Arthur X Palmer of Omaha.)
"In some 20,000 milei of Journey
ing through the Orient, visiting
Hawaii, eastern Siberia. Japan, north
China, Formosa, the Philippines and
our other island possessions of the
, Pacific, I came frequently across
Oraahans or the trail left by
Omahans, and Nebraskans, who had
been there before me.
"When I left San Francisco last
spring for Vladivostok, it was Grant
1. Graham, army field clerk, form
erly of Omaha, who arranged my
passage. On board the transport
Sheridan I found Lieut. Wayne
Wells of West Point, bound for Si
beria, and Lieut, and Mrs. Gerald
Marsh, of Omaha, en route to China
to join the 15th infantry. '
. "Col. William Morrow, who com
manded the 7th infantry in France,
where he was decorated for gal
lantry and valor, was in command
of troops abroad the transport. Col
onel Morrow lived in Omaha years
ago and he delighted in recounting
- to me the tales of his experiences
as a freight hustler at the Union sta
tion, and later as a clerk in the Ne
braska National bank- He became
commanding officer of the China ex
pedition while I was judge advo-
; cate, and we paid most of his official
calls in Tientsin, and Pekin together.
Col. Charles T. Smart, who was
in command before Colonel Morrow
arrived, was not an Omahan, but
he had done the next best thing and
had married an Omaha girl, Miss
May Sullivan. The quartermaster
of the China expedition wasxCaptain
Morton, formerly of, Omaha, whose
father was well known in the old
army days at Omaha. As judge of
United States court for China, Judge
Lobingier has for a long time kept
Omaha a familiar name in official
circles of China. v-- 1
" ' Omahans in Vladivostok.
"In Vladivostok the name Omaha
was.- not unknown. Commander
Patterson of the United States navy,
a former Omahan, as commander of
the Siberian naval station, had left
a fine impression, and I found that
his sister, Miss Eugenie Patterson,
had as a Red Cross nurse done fine
work among the soldiers. I was
certafhly proud of my home town.
' Capt. Adam Koenigmaeher of the
medical corps had bean on duty in
Siberia for some time before I got
up there. He comes from Council
Bluffs, and naturally had left the im
pression that Omaha was one of the
i chief suburbs of his home town, but
I didn't mind having Omaha bask
for1 just a moment in the warm glow
of reflected glory, for the captain
had done good work out there and
.was entitled to advertise the home
place a little even by referring to Its
proximity to Omaha.
"In Japan I found frequently the
trace of Senator Millard s 1 seven
league boots, and the trail ht left
all up and down the Japanese group
of islands was marked by blares
bearing the capital letter O, the trail
of the Omahan. I had hardly time
enough in Shantung or Formosa
to locate the Omahans who must
be there, for my time was all taken
up with official business. 1
Thick in Philippines.
"In the Philippines, however, Ne
braska, and Omaha in particular, is
well represented. The best in
formed man on the affairs of the
wild tribes is Frank Carpenter of
Omaha, at present governor of Min
danao and the southern islands. I
had the pleasure of making some
very interesting observations with
him and Roland Thomas, Sunday
editor of the New York Herald.
"In Manila I met my old Freneh
teacher, to whom I acted as assistant
back in 1907-8 at Nebraska Wesleyan
university, when she was dean of
-women there. She is now dean of
. women in the Philippine Normal
school, and the head of the girls'
dormitory. Daring the past 10 years
she has had the pleasure of training
, end educating the children of the
. hit PhillnniM families, meludlng
the daughters of the saltan of Sula
and the daughter of General Aguin
aldo, who is now a student in an
American nniversity. Her assistant
now is Miss Morente, a Filipino girl,
daughter of the governor of Min-doro.
"At the marine headquarters at
. Cavite, P. I., I was the guest at din
ner of Maior Randall of the United
States marine corps. He is in com
mand nf the marine cost. His
brother is William Randall, Omaha
. lawyer, and the major is an rOld
- Omaha bov. In Manila I met an old
Stoddard of Auburn who had just
completed a long cruise on a Dutcti
ship, which touched at most of the
imoortant sorts of call in the
orient , , .
MT called at Fort McKtnlev be'
fore leaving the Philippines and met
.u.,. rt v A. Root oost com
mander, who had charge of receiv
ing applications tor me nrsi training
. Vnrt snllins. It was he.
lain)? o- -
you will remember, who told me
when I made application that with
an eye like my right one I would
be best fitted for trench digging, be
cause if I kept the bad eye toward
the enemy I wouldn't be disturbed
by seeing their activity .
"We had a big laugh about this
when I called on him as a major.
After leaving Nagasaki I met two
snappy young fellows from Nebras
ka among the enlisted men. One was
Master Gunner Smith of Omaha,
and the other Chief Yeoman Mapps
of York, both of whom had seen
much service in the orient.
"Of course this list jsn't complete,
but it will give you an idea of how
old Omaha is advertised from one
end of the orient to the other. The
thing that tickled me was that every
one of them got a lot of pleasure
out of the fact of having lived in
Omaha. It makes me want to get
back on the job."
Change Business Hours
For the Army Retail Store
The army quartermaster retail
store at the Auditorium, commenc
ing Thursday, November 6, will be
open for sales from 9 a. m. to 1
m, daily, except Sundays and
uesdays, instead of from 2 to S
p. m. This will give the public a
period of four hours in which to
make their purchases, instead of
three, as heretofore, and it is
thought will enable a great many
people to visit the. store during the
noon 4 hour. ,
Bee Want Ads -Produce Results.
"Frisco Pete" Falls
To Appear On Charge
Of Stealing Whisky
Henry Wegeworth, alias "Frisco
Pete," failed to answer in district
court when his case was called for
trial before Judge Redick yesterday.
He is accused of stealing 17S pints
of whisky, valued at $500 frpm the
home of Charles Stora, 1901 Wirt
street, July 11, 1919.
"Frisco -Pete" and another man
are alleged to have taken the liquor
from the house while the family
were at a funeral. Neighbors said
they represented themselves to be
deputy sheriffs. A bond of $1,500
will be forfeited unless he appears
in court with a good excuse.
Fred Patania, charged with stab i
bing with intent to wound,' alsr
failed to appear for trial and hit'
bond of $1,500 will be forfeited un.
der due process of the law.
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