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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY,- NOVEMBER 24, 120.-."
Cholera Adds to
Distress That Is
Milieus of People Subsist
bnly oa Weeds, Leaves and
Chaff Two Out of Three
IToiStarve This Winter.
Pekintr, Nov. 23. Cliolcra is add-
to the general distress in the
district where from
A900.000 to 30,(M),(H)0 people are
labrtjr deatlf bv starvation
The Associated Press corresoond
qju.iwho recently traveled through
the heart of the territory most
seriously denlWed of food, found
conditions even more desperate than
h.ldj bccn indicated by information
. previously received here.
h the town of Hwaian wfoere there
were 100 families,-30 persons had
died, of cholera and similar reports
arj bommon fom varjous .other dis-
j :. ' Picture, Dismal One.
!f lie picture presented to the eye
ofjithe correspondent was a dismal
one. Tile soil barren as in mid
winter, prices soaring, migration of
those having more money or enter
prise, the people living on a diet of
weeds, chaff, thistles and leaves;
children, especially little girls, 'of
fered for sale at the average price of
tht.small Chinese mule; cholera from
underfeeding, suicides of individuals
in j extreme despair, old women and
children gleaning pitches of weeds,
Wp with no work to do and clus
ters, of refugees living in the shelter
of temples in market towns. ,
Information obtained by the , cor
respondent indicated that the. pres
ent suffering Is only a forecast of
inai to come m me course i cigiu
or : 10 wweeks when the real crisis
- will arrive. Conditions in he belt
he "traversed hi a journey by cart
between two railway lines near
TeChow are believed to be typjeal of
those generally existing throughout
large areas in the provinces oLChi
hli;; Shantung, J3onan, and SWansi.
Hf found indescribable misery and,
Ptoscal facing of starvation by mil-
- lions of people who' already had dis
posedof everything salable and saw
injthe futufe nothing but death.
- ' Frost Kills Weeds.
When the frost will have killed
the unconsumed leaves and weeds
there wiM be literally nothing to eat,
for at least half the population. One
out -of 10 has already migrated with
out? money and without destination.
. In the worst spots half the people
are1 already subsisting on the pro
ceeds of the sale of furniture and
clothing, which means that those
temporarily escaping starvation will
ultimately die from cold and ex-1"
In the town of Chi Chow, which
is typical, the uiapistfate informed
the correspondent that out of every
thref families two are quite sure to
starve before the end of the year,
barring effective, relief from nutside;
Tnere are 390.000'people in the ad
. ministrative district in question.
Telephone Head Dies
h At Long Beach, Cal.
ht (Continued From PfO .One.)
. postal clerk here. Xhcir friendship
, was "a close jte aud lasted until
the! death of Mr. Vail several -months
jjr. Yo.it was one of the first to
Aurgt the inauguration of rapid
transit in Omaha.. He was pne of
thtj'uicorporators of the old cabl;
company that--fater operated - cable
lints from the Union . station to
Twentieth and Lake streets and
from the station) to Twenty-sixth
and Dodge streets. He was also one
of 'the stockholders, cf the Omaha
& (Council Bluffs N Street Railway
f'r: Entered Phone Business.
U ; 1889 Mr. Vest allied himself k.
with the NebrasWlelephone.com
nanv as eeneral manager.1 Two
years, later he was elected president?
or ithe company, ana in iwe, presi
dent; of rhe Iow Telephone com-paii-i
These offices lie held until
9ffl, orVmtit the organization of
the ' Northwestern : group of Bell
companies. In that year he was
riot-ted resident of I this crouo of
" three companies which represcn j. the
Bell interests in ictfasa. Iowa,
Minnesota. North andSouth Dakota.
. Hcjield the presidency of the three
rornjKuiics until May,. 1919, when he
retjife-d and beosmef a chairman o$
the: '"board -of each, offices that he
.hetdj at t'le time of his death. He was
.instrumental in bringing about the
standardization and development of
the-telephone business in the middle
J Director in Banks.
A)l during his career and up tb the
time of his death, Mr. Yost, so to
spejftk, had his firiger on the business
' pulsfe of Omaha. He was always a
member of the Commercial club and
Chamber of Commerce and served
; as president cf the first named or
ganization for several terms. He
was! councillor of the National Board
of Commerce for a time; was an act
ive member of the Omaha and Uni-
versity clubs and a director in both
the;;United States National and
Stock Yards National banks.
, In, 1866 Mr. 'Yost was married to
Miss Anna Denise, a member, of one
of the pioneer families of Omaha.
He Js.survived by his daughter, Mrs
Offtitt, and a grandson, Casper Or
futt, and a granddaughter, Virginia
Are Filed Against Store
O'Neill, Neb., Nov. 23. (Special
' Telegram.) The John Brennan
store has been closed by Deputy
t Marshal W. A. Morgan, who served
a warrant of seizure issued to him
by (he federal court after Brennan's
- creditors filed an involuntary petk
tioa: of bankruptcy.
Brejinanhas decided to resist
batfruptcy. He has filed an answer
in fne Norfolk district court, assert
ins; that he is not insolvent and in
debted to the petitioners because
they were guilty of-profiteering and
, thehiselves violated the la.
The petitioners are GSommers
and' c'ompany, a wholesale "fiouse of
Sr.:Paul, Minn.; Hicks, Fuller-Pier-sori
"company of Sioux City, la.;
Fodte-Schulze company, St Paul
Minn., and Warfield Pratt company
of ioux City, la.
Lighting Fixtures Oranden Elec
trie Co fortneily Burress-Granden
the county jail and the federal buihl
ing, a sound which resembled the
sending of telegraphic messages.
(Source of this buzzing could not
bl located. Postoffice inspectors
feared friends of the prisoners might
be signaling them. ....
' Hearing) 'Today.
Preliminary hearing of the eight
prisoners will be held this morning
at 10 before the United States com
missioner. v, ' ' ' ' '
Merle and Orvillc Phillips and
Fred Po(fcnbarger will face' charges
of robbing the United States mails,
breaking and entcting a government
mail car, and other charges, ,.
-"Mr. andVMrs. T. A. Daly,, H. A.
Reed, Clyde Poffenbarger, ind his
father, Fred A. Poffenbarger; wil be
charged with concealing . money
which they knew was stolen from
the United States; government,' V"4 ,
' Collins Home Searched
- Some of the federal agents con-
tinued'yesterday to send out news
and descriptions of Keith Collins,
1839 Seventh avenue, now wanted as
the driver of the loot par.
After further figuring on theyes
timated loot taken' from the car, post
office . inspectors said yesterday
"they believe Collins got away with
approximately $i,t)uu in currency,
not to . mention the possibility of
having negotiable bonds. ,
Collins' home was searched yes
terday but nothing" was held except
a fur overcpat. A pair of shoes was
taken from the Pofffobarger home.
Mother Is Watched. ,.'
' Mrs. .. Rachel N. Collins,- 65,
Keith's .mother, has quieted down
since her attempt to take her owy
life Sunday' according to attending
physicians. ' '"- V
Orders have been issued, how
ever, for the aged woman to be keo
underdose watch because of threats!
By Rev. D. E. Cleveland
(CoaUniwd From Pag On.)
ntght Saturday and was kept uder
close surveillance until daybreak
when the motor sped southwest.
That same night a peculiar buzzing
sound was heard repeatedly around W the pred A, Toffenbarger family
she made 'Jfonday to eud her life
at the first opportunity.
She will' recover 'from the -effects
of the poison she took Sunday.
Cuick action on the part of her other
son. John, in knocking the vial from
her lips, probably saved her life, ac
cordinsr to the ohvsicians. bhe.is in
the Jennie Edmundson Memorial
Mones of the destitute condition
was ' denied by the deputy enntca
States v marshal, who declared he
knew, of a $2,000 inheritance the
family had received last year, besides
other money they had saved.'
Federal agents and postoffice op
erative3 working on the v case ap
peared more refreshed than they
have at any point injthe course of
of -the investigation.
Since the aTest of the Poffen
barger : father and son, they have
been allowed to catch up on a little
of the sleep they missed, arfd are de
voting some of their attentjon to
their personal appearance, again.
A number of the detectives and
operatives appeared at the federal
building dtsp.aying new shoes.
Among them was the huge United
Justice of Peace Slated '
' 'For Dsmissal by Governor
Lin co! n, Nov. ' 23. (Special.)
Another official is to lose his, head
officialy by order of Governor Mc
Kclvie, if the charges made against
him- are' substaniated. The ofiicial. is
N. A. Hagenstine, justice of the peace
at Spencer, Boyd county. ;
The statement of the case issued
by the governor says that H'agen
stinc was arrested and fined $25 in
federal court for violation of the
Reed amendment by transportating
liquor illegally from one state to
another. He was arrested at Nor
folk and a truck claimed by, him was
found to contain liquor which he ad
mitted tie hadvbroughj? frenj. anoth
er state. He paid a fine in justice
court before being fined in federal
court by JudgeHVoodrougb; An at
tempt was made to conceal his iden
tity by giving, it is alleged, name
and' residence other than his own.
F6r Location of
Offer .of Transfer of Company
To Scottsbluff Raises Storm
. Of Protest Among Stock
. holders at Alliance.
Alliance, Neh Nov. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Whether or . not al
liance or Scittsbluff will get the $1,
000,000 packing plant, for tl pro
motion of which a company was or
ganized here more than a year ago,
i a matter in which the interest! of
both towns has v risen fcv a high
pitch. The company of which K.
E. Plumbe of Alliance is president,
has been selling stock under Jhe
name of the Alliance Packing Co.
Owing to certain financial condi
tons the sale of stock locally has
ndt been what the organizers of the
company expected. .
Recently a member or the com
pany, unknown to a, large number of
Alliance stockholders, is reported to
have approached the Scottsbluff
Chamber of Commerce with an of
fer to transfer. the company to that
town, provided proper support was
given there for the project. The
Scottsbluff Chamber of Commerce
immediately fell in with the idea and
sent a representative to Lincoln to
epnfer with the state board of se
curities relative to moving the com
pany to Scottsbluff.
" Stirs Up Protest
When this word reached the Al
liance board of directors and stock- i
holders of the company it stirred up
a storm of protest. John W. Guthrie,
secretary of the Alliance Chamber
pf Commerce, who is also a member
of the board of directors of the
packing company, immediately
called a meeting of the Chamber.
It was- brought out that the com
pany is on a sound financial -basis.
with more than $200,000 worth of
stock already sold aud securities of
more than $150,000. In addition to
this, H. W. McCueof Chicago, for
mer president of the Corn Belt Pack
ing companyof Dubuqwo, la., has
offered to underwrite $50tf,000 worth
of additional stock for the company,
complete the sale of the remainder
up to $1,000,000 and guaranteethat
the construction of the plant In Al
liance will be started within six
monis. ." ' !
Scottsbluff Contending for Plant.
-Scottsbluff has made a strong bid
for the plant and the war is now on
between the two towns. The Alli
ance Chamber of Commerce is de
termined to make every effort to hold
the company here, while Scottsbluff
is making equal efforts to have the
plant located there.
The member of the company who
is reported to have . broached the
subject of a change-to Uw Scotts
bluff Chamber of Commerce is in
considerable disfavor with the board
of ! directors and stockholders and
it has been rumored that he will be
asked to resign.
Dublin, Now Quiet,
But Army Kept Busy
(Conttyiued From Fafe One.)
w,as stampeded. There is good rea
son to believe some of the snots were
fired inside the grounds for the pur
pose of creating a panic, which
would allow the men wanted to es
cape, as many of them undoubtedly
Gaelic - Athletic association has.
officially denied there were any pick
ets at the grounds, or that anybody
fired on the troops.
y Dublin It Quiet
Wieman Clarke of Toledo, C,
president ? of the American Glass
Workers' union, and Thomas Mac
Ready, superintendent of the Phoe
nix Glass comp'any, Monaca, i Pa..
vfeited Croke . park today ind in
quired into the circumstances attend
ing the disorder of Sunday after
norm.'" vIn general, life of Dublin is at
parentl unaffected, street cars were
rurtning today, nearly all shops were
open and theaters aud amusement
houses were doing business-.
Forces engaged in searching resi
dences and business places were ac
companied by armored cars which
carried machine guns. Men charged
with attacking a military patrol
were court-martialed at Marlbor
ough barracks today and warm
tributes were paid by attorneys, qji
each side to the integrity and fair
play displayed by Captain Bagally,
one of the officers slain on, Sunday
Three Killed in "Raid.
Dublin, Nov. -2J The' Dublinl
Ewening Mail today published new
of a sensational incident which is
alleged to have occurred yesterday
morning in the Exchange court; rc-J
The HrM : Mctrola Is -
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Sdllaying te world's best tiausic
to the delight of its owners. It was
the firet cabinet-style talking-machine
ever made, and it was buitt to last
The construction of the Victrola is so
simplethe methanisrn operates so ac.
curately and smoothly, the materials
and workmanship are of such high
quality, that a Victrola seldom needs
attention or adjustment r ' .' ,
This is one of the many reasons
why you should be sure the instru
ment you jet is a Victfolauv1 Imita
tions possess neither the tone quality
nor the lasting quality of the Victrola.
There are Victrolas in great variety
fronv $25 to $1500. Victor dealers
everywhere. , -
"HIS MASTERS MXCET
This trademark and the tradematked
word" VlctroU" Identify til our produas.
Look under die lid I Look on the label 1
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE CO.
Camden, N. J.
Vultingjn tlic death cf Richard Mc
Kee, Peter Clancy and.' a' man
named MacLune. . 1
These meit; according to tlic news
paper, were arrested during the
week-end and kept in a room of the
Exchange court, .pent'ing transfer
of the prisoners. The Mail alleges
that theprisoners seized arms store 1
in the court and attempted to escape.
It also alicges the court guard wa-t
fired on, and, ' returning Jhe fire,
killed the three men
Clanc it vs said was' a mem
ber bf.tha SiUn Fein "inner circle'
which has been directing recent op
erations of the organization; McKe?
was va.n . expert on explosives, and
MacLune is said to have been an
officer of the republican army, y
j Leaves for Washinglon
Lincoln. ,Nov. 2J.(Special.)
Congressman W.E. Andrews of
Hastings, who passed through Lin
coln o1 his way to Washington last
night, believes Congress will devote
the short sesshan to cleanins no un'-
rfinished business and that there, will
n anotner yss'ou called .cither in
Marc or Anril, ' i r
Regarding tomiuittee assignments,
he thought that Congressmen Rcavis
and McLaughllq would remain on
the-judiciary and agricultiiral cofti-
nttees respectively. Both are im
portant com niu tees. Mr. Andrews
has a place on three
pubhcuildingifc expenditures in the
Victrola XVII, $350
Victrola XVIL electric, $415
Camden, New Jersey
Sale of ePinter Hats
' Really . Uniis'iial Values :- -
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Hatsof: ;' '
Satin , , r
Satin with brocade
Satin with real Mole
Panne and Lyons
velvet witn orocade
brims f V
: Thefetyles pictured give a splendid
idea of what to. expect. There are
close-fitting effects, as well as me'di
um andjarsre hats. Materials are
cleverlyvycombined; colors every
(Notice the crepe sash on two of the
styles. This is very new.) '
- .t . ' Milliper Sectioa Fourth Floor
$3 Silk Hose $2
and lisle double soles.
Black; cordovan, nav
gra"y and Russian calf.
$3 quality at $2 a pair..
We Recommend These Fabrics for
Quality The New, Prices Will
Recommend Themselves :
$7 Chiffon Broadcloth $4.95 a yard
This is, our best broa'dcloth. It has a beautiful
tnorougnly sponged, shrunk .
satin linisn and is
and is spot proof.
A winter fashion of de
served popularity. . A
brogue of dark brown
calfskin with perfora
ted wing tips and mili-.
$1350 a pair.
$7.50 Wool Suitings $5.95 a yard -
A selection of fashionable one-inch check suit
ings. Heavy weight and all wool in mixed colors.
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$8.50 Satin Panne $6.50 a yard
A charmeuse satin of unusuaf attractiveness. In
texture it is soft and clinging. - It has the high lus-
' ter now so much in vogue. As a dress and blouse
satin it is unurpassed. , ? - ' ?. ? ' y
.,-.. The colors i . ivory, African Brown, Medium Gray, .
Pekin Blue, Navy, Corbauand Morisand Brown.
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November 28, 1920 '
Ltavts Arrivts J
Chicago" Jacksonville sJte,,
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Compartment and Dra wing-Room Sleeping Cars. Observitior
Our, Club Cr, Dining Car and Coaches
via Cincinnati and L & N. R. R. y.
Fr Hcitt anJ particular conn, local Ticlet Afrntt t
r addrtt W. H. Rowland. DisirictPautngtr '
mprtttntaltv. JUl tSairi Bunding, ,
Omaha. Nih. . '
Greatly Reduced In Price J
at Bowen's. .
There's a difference inx f
stoves wnen;, selecting
one you want one that
will heat your .rooms at a
nominal expense. One
that saves fuel and an
other very important
item is, you want to pur
chase a guaranteed stove
for the least possible
Ou pried tags no
longer bear tblfe old war
S rices, but the greatly re-'
uced Low EbJ) prices
are in effect at Bowen's
right now, and an abso
lute guarantee goes Wh
each Stove. - - '
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aiiu. us usual, vnu iv
make your own terms.
of beautiful Dresses on sals
Wednesday. For detailaaee our
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