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Disagrees on Two Leading
Controverted Points in
Disputes Over Awards -For
War Service. (
Washington, Jan. 20. Direct issue
with Rear Admiral William S. Sims
on .the two leading controverted
points in the naval decorations dis
pute was taken today by Rear Ad
miral Henry T. Mayo, wartime com
mander of the United States fleet, in
testimony before the senate subcom
mittee investigating the medal award
Reading his letter to Secretary
Daniels, giving his views on the dec
oration awards, which views he said
were not presented as a protest, Ad
miral Mayo first disagreed with Ad
miral Sims as to, the relative Im
portance of sea and shore duty. Ad
miral Mayo explained to the com
mittee that he wrote to Secretary
T)amif . Kranc h Hid nrifr hplipv
the Knight board of awards or Mr.
Daniels had given sufficient consid
eration to the importance of the du
ties performed by officers who
served at sea with the Atlantic fleet.
Admiral Sims, in his testimony and
also. in his letter to Secretary Daniels,-
declining the Distinguished
Service Medal, contended that too
much importance was attached to
the services of officers who served
af sea as compared with those who
administered important posts , on
Award of Medals. ,
The second point on which Ad
miral Mayo differed with Admiral
Sims was the question of the award
of medals to the commanding of
ficers of ships sunk or seriously
damaged by torpedo attack or mines.
While stating that a broad general
policy along that line would not be
a good thing for the service, Ad
miral Mayo declared that in cases
where the commanding officers' con
duct, was of an especially meritorious
character proper reward should be
given. Admiral Mayo approved with
out qualification the action of the
Knight board and Secretary Daniels
in awarding Distinguished Service
Medals to Captain Christy of the
cruiser San Diego, sunk by a mine,
and ;Comrnander P. W. Foote, of the
transport President Lincoln, sunk
by a torpedo. Admiral Sims severe
ly criticised the action of Secretary
Daniels in insisting on the awards
to the commanding officers of ships
sunk by the enemy.
.Considerable Discussion.
The naval award controversy late
in the day reached the floor of the
senate through presentation of a res
olution by Chairman Hale of the
subcommittee to authorize employ
ment of counsel and a clerical force
to aid in the investigation. Al
though final action was prevented
by absence of a quorum, there was
considerable discussion, Senators
Thomas, Colorado; King, .Utah, and
I'helart, California, democrats ques
tioning the necessity of counsel.
Chajttuan Half fii reply said the res
olution had -"been approved . unanl-,
mousjy, by the subcommittee and
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, re
publican leader, supporting the res
olution, said the charges made by
Admiral Sims had made the investi
gation virtually art inquiry into the
conduct of the war by the navy.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Roosevelt announced appointment
of Rear Admiral Herbert O. Dunn,
commandant of the first naval dis
trict; Capt. J. F. Hines, Capt D. E.
Theleen and Ensign Henry E. Hyne
man, Judge advocate as a board to
investigate charges of immorality in
the navy. '
j Sirns Given Ovation.
Mmr Vnrlr Tan 2CI Rmt Arlmirsl
William S. Sims was given an ova
tion by several hundred of his broth-
Governor Lowden of
Illinois to Speak at,"
University Club Today
J i - t 'i
Frank O. Lowden, governor of
Illinois, will be in Omaha today
from 7:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., speak
ing at the University club at noon
and meeting members of the Frank
O. Lowden for President club mt
Hotel Fontenelle.
i Norris Brown, former United
States senator, who arranged the
University club function, will .in
troduce the governor at luncheon'.
Officers of the local Lowden club
are Hugh A. Myers, acting presi
dents John N. Baldwin, secretary;
Norris Brown, chairman of execu
tive committee; W. F. Gurley, chair
man of campaign committee; Carl
E. Herring, first vice president. C
F. McGrew, president, is out of the
city. Harry St. Clair is chairman
of the state executive committee.
i tor Suits
l and Coats
New winter stvles in
V the colors and combi- .
P nations.
on Skirts,
; Offers unusual op
portunities for effec
tive saving. Consider
in? our usual low
; prices, present reduc
tion brines . them he.
'low present wholesale
3; market prices. '
st . &j m m
- lav
16th and FamairTSts.
er officers, of the army and riavy
when it was annqunced at a banquet
tendered to. general officer.s of the
army and flag officers of the navy,
that Admiral Sims, one of the guests
of honor, would "in view of recent
happenings" answer any questions
which were put to him at the close
of his address.
The admiral said there were "two
distinct rows" on at present, one
over medals and the. other over his
criticism. He declared the impres
sion was that he is the aggressor,
but having had some historical and
practical knowledge of decorations
he saw "this trouble" coming for
some time and tried to avoid it. His
criticism, he contended was, not an
act of insubordination.. - ,
Supreme Council Will
Send 200,000 Men to
Fight Reds in Caucasus
London, Jan. 21. A dispatch to
the Central News from Paris says
the forces the supreme council will
send to oppose the bolsheviki in the
Caucasus are expected to number
. The correspondent adds, it is re
ported that there is a serious com
munist uprising in Bessarabia and
disturbances in -Sofia; f,
Counsel for Socialists
Gives Solemn Warning
(Conlluned From Par On.l
7 to 4, the New York Bar associa
tion "committee, headed by Charles
fc.. Mugher, from independent par
ticipation in the proceedings, after
which the committee, submitting a
brier opposing.the assembly s action
in -suspending the socialists, withdrew.
The delegates made it plain that
they did not represent the socialists,
but the "public interest."
Then L. M.Martin, chairman of the
judiciary committee; read a state
ment assuring the defendants that
they will. 'receive fair play" and "the
case is not prejudged," 'and that the
committee desired to express its un
derstanding "of matters that are to
be brought up for consideration."
Engaged in Conspiracy.'
These included "claims" that the
defendants were "members of a fiar
ty or society whose doctrines de
manded the complete destruction of
our form of government by the
fomentation of social unrest and the
bringing into play of force and
violence," and that they "are en
gaged with others in a large, well
organized conspiracy" to weaken the
family tie, destroy the influence of
the church and overturn the whole
fabric of a constitutional form of
, Mr. Hilquit challenged the as
sertion that the case, was not pre
judged and made three motions, two
of which were denied.
The committee reserved decision
on the motion which provided for
dismissal of the proceedings as il
legal and unwarranted.
Jugo-Slavs' Stand ,
Precipitates Crisis
Continued From Page One.)
that a settlement of the controversy
was neaf and declared he did not
fear interference from the United
"My relations with President Wil
son," he said, "have always been
very friendly. America desires
peace as much as the European na
tions and thus cannot leave the
Adriatic question unsettled when
three great powers are in agree
ment, "Italy is willing to abide by the
decision of the supreme council.
The Adriatic question will be settled
through Paris. But if Italy can, help
the work cf the council by direct
dealing with the Jugo-Slavs it is
willing to undertake it.v
"The Adriatic question cannot re
main in suspense. "It is imperative
that it be settled immediately. We
hope the Jugo-Slavs will adopt as
conciliatory an attitude as Italy, and.
the matter win dc promptly ar
ranged 10 uic ssaiioiacuun ui an.
Asked as to who would expel Ga
briel D'Annunzio from Fiume once
an agreement was reached with the
Jugo-Slavs, the premier said: "That
will be the easiest phase of the prob
lem to be settled." ,
. Brigadier General Dies.
Washington, Jan. 20. Brig. Gen.
Alfred Mordacei. retired, is dead at
ibis home here, ,
Total of 2,514 Reported
Tuesday, With' Twenty-Six
Deaths Epidemic in , 1
Chicago, Jan, 20. The number of
new influenza cases . in Chicago
Tuesday passed the high point for
any one day of last year's epidemic.
A total of 2.S14 cases was reported
to the board' of health today, with
26 deaths. New pneumonia cases
numbered 297 with 57 fatalities. The
greatest number of influenza cases
for a single day last yearjwas 2,400.
Epidemic in Camps.
Washington, Jan. 20. Influenza
has become epidemic in several armv
camps, particularly in the middle
west Surgeon General Ireland of the
army announced today, and it has
made its appearance among the
American troops in Germany. While
the disease is increasing among the
civilian population . of the United
States, it has not reached epidemic
form and Surgeon General Blue, oi
the public health service, said today
there was nothing in. the situation
to cause alarm.
The malady, as it has appeared
both among soldiers and civilians,
is of a mild type and the resulting
death rate proportionately has been
far. below that of the wartime epi
demic, while the incidence of pneu
monia also has been much lower.
. No Cause for Alarm.
"There is nothing in the. present
influenza situation in the United
States which should cause alarm,"
Surgeon General Blue of the public
health service said today. "There te.
an increase of influenza fh Chicago
and a few other districts," Dr. Blue
said) "but at the same time it should
be emphasized that throughout the
country there are large areas, em
bracing groups of states, in which
there is only a normal influenza rate.
In all instances the number of cases
of pneumonia developing and the
death rate, are low.'indicating a mild
type. State and city health officers
appear to have the situation well in
hand. We have received no requests
for aid except for some educational
Approximately 100 physicians in
every state, .trained in last year's
epidemic, have been appointed re
serve officers in. the health service,
and' can be immediately mobilized if
needed, Dr. Blue said.
General Liggett, at 1 ,
Hearing, Says Troops
v Were Not Sacrificed
Washington, Jan. -20. Answering
charges that attacks , by American
troops on the morninfc of armistice
day resulted in needless loss of life.'
Lt. Gen. Hunter-Liggett, command
er of the First American army, told
a house war investigating commit
tee today that the advance in the
Meuse-Argonnfr : sector could not
have been stopped because two divi
sions were astride the Meuse river.
v Cessation of hostilities in the face
of enemy action with these two
divisions in that position would have
been dangerous, he said.
Relay of 6rders stopping the fight
ing at 11 o'clock on armistice day
was a remarkable piece of staff work,
General Liggett testified. j
Canada Subscribed
Big Sum to Victory
Loan During War
Toronto, Jan. 20. A total of
$682,032,215 was subscribed to Can
ada's Victory loan, it is announced.
There were 308,802 subscribers. I The
government is expected to accept
$650,000,000 of the subscription, al
though no official information ' to
this effect has been made. . The gov
ernment asked for subscriptions of
Chinese Are Negotiating
For Brewing Machinery
. San Francisco, Jan. 20. Repre
sentatives of Chinese capitalists are
here negotiating for the purchase, of
brewing machinery valued at several
millions, which they propose moving
to China, Rudolph Samet, president
of the California Brewers' associa
tion, said.
Home Values Have
DoubledAre You
Fully Protected?
.' ' . "
You are if you tpecify or me
Fullerton Paint baeaut it'a in
sured for 5 yearand will pro
tect your home against ruin
and decay.
Tha home that is worth .protect
ing U iurely good enough to beau
tify on the interior. And Silk-Tone,
"The Beautiful" Flat Wall Finish,
is the paint that combines the soft,'
rich tone of water colon with the
smooth sanitary Burfaee of enamel.
It is washable, durable, and easy
to apply.
T.lullin Paint
Company -
313 South 14th Street,
' . Omaha. Nek.
Convict Testifies for
Officer Charged -With
Brutality to Soldiers
New York, Jan.
from the military
Fort Leavenworth,
for the defense at
20. A convict
penitentiary at
Kan, testified
the. Governor's
island court-martial of Capt. Karl
W. Detzer, for alleged brutality to
army prisoners at Lemans, France.
He was Private Clay R. Sawyer
of Phoenix, Ariz., serving five years
for larceny and attempted man
slaughter. He asserted he saw Ser
geant Frank Hoyt of Detzer's com
mand give 500 francs to Private
Clarence H Lacey, who previously
testified for the prosecution, to "keep
his mouth shut" and "place the
blame" of brutality accusations on
"Captain Detzer and Sergeant U. S.
Madden." This was in the prison
ers' stockade at Brest, Sawyer said.
Pioneer Banker Dies
Following Operation
(Continued From Pace One.)
State bank. He made an enviable
record in closing the affairs of the
American Savings bank, as this is
perhaps the only instance in Omaha
where the receiver of a bank-paid
all depositors every dollar they had
on deposit in the failed institution.
This firmly established his reputa
tion for ability and integrity as a
In 1895 , Mr. Thomas became
cashier of the Union National bank
of Omaha, which was consolidated
10 years later with the Untied States
National bank. In 1909 Mr. Thomas,
together with Joseph Hayden- and
T. E: Stevens, organized the Corn
Exchange National bank of Omaha,
of which institution he was vice
president until he retired from ac
tive business about seven years ago.
Owned Nebraska Farms.
He has since then devoted much
of his time to some farms that he
owned in eastern Nebraska. Mr.
Thomas formerly was prominently
identified with civic activities of
Omaha. He was a charter member
of the Omaha . Field club, the Uni
versity club and the Omaha Grain
Mr. Thomas was a 32d degree
Mason, a Shriner and a life member
of the Omaha lodge of Elks. He
was greatly interested in the work
of the Nebraska Children's society,
of which he had been the state treas
urer for many years.
For four years Mr. Thomas was
police commissioner of Omaha, be
ing originally appointed by Gov.
Ezra Savage and reappointed by
Gov. John H. Mickey, both his life
long friends.
He was married to Delia Wagner
of Carroll, la., June 14. 1878. Their
two children live in Omaha, Mrs.
Wayland W. Magee of Bennington
and Fred W. Thomas, vice president
of the First National bank of Om
aha. Funeral arrangements have not
bttn made.
According to its inventor, an elec
tric attachment for razors of all
types causes the hair to stand on
end for easy cutting and at the
same time massages the face.
Special National Representa
tive From New York .
Prompting Neighbor
hood Spirit Here.
James E. . Rogers of New York
City, special representative of Com
munity Sertice, who is1 spending a
few days in Omaha to promote and
encourage the neighborhood spirit,
which he declared yesterday in an
address before the Chamber of Com
merce, was the prevailing influence
in the Americanization of the for
eign born in the country, is emphatic
in his opinion that a concerted ef
fort should be put forth to utilize
the leisure hours of the working
Asset or Liability. ,
"The time the American public
is spending while they are not en
gaged with the duties of life," he de
clared, "is .proving either an asset
or a liability to the country. .We
should set about to take advantage
of the situation and create a neigh
borhood spirit."
Mr. Rogers is engaged in the na
tional Hovement to create an
.agency, nonpartisan, nonsectarian,
noncommercial and noninstitutional,
looking to a general get-together
spirit, which he hopes to see domi
nate the leisure hours of the work
ing people of the nation.
"If the community plays together,
the community , will work together
for the public good and interest,"
he asserted.
Many Omaha Backers.
Among tiose who are backing
the Community Service movement
in Omaha are S. S. Caldwell, Miss
Belle Ryan, Fred W. Clarke, Dan
Johnson, Leo Rosenthal, H. O. Vil
helm, William G. Ure, Miss Char
lotte Townsend, E. Buckingham,
Hugh Wallace, Arthur Wells, John
Polian and C. B. Root, community
Mr. Rogers has spoken before
the Chamber of Commerce and vari
ous other organizations of the city.
Last night he addressed the negroes.
Find Skeleton of Woman
And Dead Body of Man
El Paso. Tex.. Jan. 20. The skele
ton of a woman and the body of a
man were found in an abandoned
barn by workmen here. The woman
is believed to have been dead ' sev
eral months and the man only a few
The barn was being cleared to be
rebuilt into a garage when the re
mains were .found. For more than
a year it had been used as a store
room by a lumber company.
The woman's skeleton, fully
clothed, was discovered in a manger
in a position that indicated the body
had been thrown down a chute from
the second story.
Germany Grants Stay of Five j W. C. T. U. Workers Drown
Days for Occupying Silesia j John Barleycorn in River
Berlin, Jan. 20. Allied proposals ! Greeley, Colo., Jan. 20. Five
that there be a postponement of five j thousand quarts of whisky, con
days in preparations for the occupa- fi seated by sheriffs' officers here in
me last two weeKs, was escorted to
the Poudre river by women W. C.
T. U. workers and emptied into the
stream. The liquor is valued at
$60,000, current bootleg prices.
i ' . I . '
Tlun OI ' upper OUCSia. nircmitm,
Marienwerder, Memel and Danzig
have been azreed to by the Ger
man government. Transport delays
maae tne step necessary.
No Change in Condition
i Of Schumann-Heinh ;
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 20. Madam . '
Ernestine Schumann-Heink is serw
ously ill of pneumonia at her horn ?
in Grossmont, near here, according
to members of her family. Although f
stating the condition of the singer.,
to be serious, it was said that no im-
mediate fear of the outcome is felt.
Would You Buy
a Fine Used Piano?
If so, we can furnish about two dollars worth of
value for every dollar you spend with us.
Ued H A nnflP EC Upright Grand, beautiful
9600 unwiVl 1
tone, action and case . . . ,
KRAKAUER 22ft S .$420
Upright, an extra good
Piano of this make..
IJere U remarkable Tal JQCC
ue in a good instrument V OO
CrUITM A MM Large.t, finest style, .trie
JUlUlUrinil perfect except varnish
rgest, finest style, strictly modern
perfect except varnish dOitf
is somewhat checked ....
You will not find greater values anywhere than the
above Pianos at their respective prices. .
Pay $10, $15 or $20 Monthly
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Hp? . .
WHY pay three prices for your dental work? We have
solved the problem and can give . you ideal dentistry at
reasonable prices.
service, Quality and satisfaction.
Omaha Dentists
, 15154 FARNAM ST.
NOTICE: Out-of-town patrons can have work com
pleted in one day.
Open ETeninge Until 8 O'Clock. Sundays Until Noon.
Wednesday --a closing out of
Winter Suits
Every winter suit in stock is included fur
trimmed, plain tailored and sport models.
In these suits tailoring and materials are of
characteristic Trompson-Belden fineness,
making the p&e reductions doubly worth
while, since satisfaction is assured.
Only 153 remain, the greater part of those
in sizes 16, 18, 20, 36 and 38. "
$49.60 to $65 suits for' $32.50.
$69.50 to $98.50 suits.$44.50.'
$105 to $150 suits for $69.50.
$159.50 to $200 suits, $98.50.
$205 to $450 suits for $150.
Sizes 16 to 46 All Sales Final No Alterations.
Another Day of Savings
on Linens :and Bedspreads
Tabic Cloths
and Napkins
Irish Linen
$10 cloths, ; size 2x2
yards for $7.89.
$13.75 heavy napkins
for $11.89 a dozen.
These are both excep
tional values.
Irish and Scotch
Linen Crashes
60c crash, 50c a yard.
65c crash, 59c a yard.
75c crash, 65c a yard.
Heavy quality very absorbent.
Odd Napkins
Half Dozen' Lots
To dispose of, these
quickly' we have made,
the prices unusually
$10.00 napkins, $3.75
$12.75 napkins, $4.95
'$13.75 napkins, $5.95
$17.50 napkins, $6.99
$18.75 napkins, $7.50
,(half-dozen lots)
. Marseilles Spreads
Shams to match."
The spreads are double
bed size, scalloped, with
cut corners. ,
$13.75 bed sets, $11.89.
$15.00 bed sets; $13.75.
These Specials
$2.50 Neckwear, $2.15
On Wednesday, only, we
offer you the choice of
the stock at this redac
tion. The best of ties at
an attractive price.
$1 Pure Linen Hand
kerchief for One Day
Only 79c
Plain linen initials and
colored linen for one
day, 79c. ,
$3 Muffler for $2
A selection of styles and
colors to suit every pref
erence. To the Left 'A You Enter
Sweaters and
Sweater Sets
Children's Shet
land wool sweaters
in rose or maize,
sizes 8, 10 and 12
years are reduced.
A $6.50 and$7.50
quality is priced
$4.98. '
Children's wool
sweaters and
sweater sets for
children 2, 3, 4 and
5 years old a
$6.50 quality is
priced $4.98, and. a
$5 one, $2.98.
Cap and scarf sets of wool in green or
Copenhagen blue $1.50 sets Wednes
day, 98c.
Second Floor
New Val Lacts
A splendid assortment of them in all
widths; from the narrowest edging ,
and insertions for baby dresses to
the widest shadowy flouncings for
underskirts. Each design comes in
every width so that matched sets are
obtainable if you desire them.
Tlhe Fieest H Bmt
.... For $12.85
Dress shoes of brown
kid, field mouse kid,
black kid and patent
leather and ether
combinations, have
full Louis heels' and
the desirable slender
lines through the in
step and Vamp.
Walking boots of brown or black kid
with either Cuban or military heels are
included in the sale.
Other bargains at much lower prices are
offered on Wednesday. Broken sizes and
incomplete lines.
Sale of Wool Hose
Economies women will enjoy
. Sport hose in oxford gray and
and brown. Broken lines of '
$3.50 qualities. Wednesday $2 a
pair. ; ' .
White ribbed wool, sport hose
that were $1.75 Wednesday, $1
a pair. v
$1.25 white cashmere hose, 75c
a pair. V
85c white cashmere hose, 59c
a pair.
A Frilly Neckfixing
to brighten a dark
winter frock, may be
had ready made or
by the yard.
H The rufflings and
. vesting for collars
and vests come in a
number of materials
n e t b, organdies
and the like, shirred,
h e m s t i tched and
11 Collar and cuff
sets as well as sep
arate collars, are ex
ceedingly varied in
shape and trimming,
H Vests with high or
low collars suggest
themselves for
spring suits as well
as dresses. See the
newest ones.