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Gene Melady Announces Date
for Clash Between Nebraska
and Iowa Champions.
Announcement that the wrestling
match between Joe Stecher and Earl
Caddock will be held in Omaha, April
9, was made yesterday by Gene
Melady, who will promote the go.
The Stecher-Caddock match has
fieen in the making for many months.
Shortly after his match with Peters
here Stecher came to an agreement
with Melady to meet Caddock about
the middle of April. Yesterday plans
were consummated to stage the event
April 9. (
This bout is expected to create
widespread interest, especially out
side of Omaha. Caddock is a great
favorite throughout western Iowa and
it is said the Hawkeye farmers are
confident the Anita lad is the boy to
throw Stecher.
Caddock is also well known in some
parts of Nebraska. Omaha fans have
heard a great deal about him, although
he has never appeared here. Omaha's
only apportunity to see Caddock was
when he finished Mort Henderson in
quick time in Council Bluffs a couple
of months ago.
Caddock is described as "the wrest
ler with a thousand holds." It is said
he has a more extensive knowledge
of wrestling than any other living
grappler, Stecher not even excepted.
Stecher will have a distinct advan
tage over Caddock in weight, the
lowan weighing around 190 pounds,
while Stecher tops 200. Caddock,
however, is said to be much faster.
Nebraska Wesleyan
Five to Clash With
' Creighton Tonight
The Nebraska Wesleyan basket ball
squad, fresh from its recent victory
over the Cornhuskers, will play the
Creighton five at the Creighton gym
nasium this evening. This will be the
final contest of a three-game series
between the two teams, and Creighton
followers are expecting a close game
in view of the Coyote's recent show
ing. Creighton succeeded in trouncing
the Wesleyan team, 22 to 18, a few
weeks ago, but Coach Bill Klein has
since given the team a shakeup, 'and
new faces will be seen on the squad
when it lines up against the locals.
Work Has Started On the
Belt Line Elevation
General Superintendent D'Bernardi
of the Missouri Pacific came up from
Kansas City to look over the portion
of the Belt line where an elevation of
the tracks is proposed. He is author
ity for the statement that all of the
details are complete for the begin
ning of the work as soon as season
able weather sets in.
Surveys for the elevation of the
Belt line tracks have all been made
and the stakes set indicating the re
quired cuts and fills along the line.
Already some work is being done in
the cuts, where gangs of men are at
work loosening up the frozen earth
by the explosion of dynamite. As
soon as the ground is in condition to
be worked a large force of men and
teams will be set at work and con
struction will be pushed with all pos
sible speed.
Tacoma Packing Plant
Is Damaged by Fire
Tacoma, Wash., March 6. Fire
early today partially destroyed the
Carstens packing plant here, the dam
age being estimated at $325,000. A
huge water tank exploded (luring the
fire, but the firemen fortunately es
caped injury. The plant was recently
insured for $100,000, the insurance
having been paid on two other disas
trous fires in the plant in the last two
Grayson's Nomination
Again Sent to Senate
Washington, March 6. The re
nomination of Dr. Cary T. Grayson
as medical director in the navy with
rank of rear admiral, who failed of
confirmation in the senate during the
last session after a fight, was sent to
the senate today by President Wil
son. Pitcher Adams Signs
Saint Joseph Contract
St Joseph, March 6. Charles B.
(Babe) Adams, formerly pitching
star for tl.e Pittsburgh National
league team, has signed a contract to
play with the St. Joseph Western
league team this season, it was an
nounced here today.
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Sport Calendar Today
Skating: International Indoor speed skat
ing champiooiililp, at IMttiburfh.
Racing: Opening of thirteen-day meeting
at the Oak Lawn track, Hot Spring!, Ark,
Tenjiti: Opening of the Eait-Weit cham
pionship matches, at Los Angeles.
Basket ball, Nebraska state high school
tournament opens at Lincoln.
Polo: Flay for the California challenge
trophy begins at Coronado. Cal.
John Olin Due to
Arrive Today for
Bout With Freberg
John Olin, who tackles one Fre
berg, variously advertised as John and
Otto, at the Council Bluffs Audito
rium Thursday night, is due to arrive
in Omaha today, and local wrestling
fans who have been curious to see the
huge Finn, who holds a decision over
Joe Stecher, will have their oppor
tunity. Olin, according to the dope sheet
from Chicago, where the ruin has
been for the last two weeks, is in
great condition. His managers have
mapped out a campaign for him that
calls for almost as much activity as
Battling Levinsky shows when he's
feeline right. Olin has four matches
coming up in five days, which is going
The reason for the abundance of
work, Olin explains, is because he
wants to prove to the wrestling fans
of the middle west that his victory
over Stecher last December was not
of the fluke variety. He says he is a
better man than Stecher, is willing to
tackle Joe again and intends to prove
to the fans out here, who are pretty
much for Stecher and therefore skep
tical, that Joe is not the greatest
wrestler in the world, but that John
Olin is.
It is expected that many Omaha
wrestling fans will make the short
journey to Council Bluffs tomorrow
night to see Olin. Omaha has been
keenly curious to see the Finn since
that Springfield match, and tomorrow
night is the first chance. It will be
Olin's first appearance west of Chi
cago. Shippers Are Given
Treble Damages
Against Combine
Washington, March 6. The su
preme court today sustained a judg
ment in a suit by Thomsen & Co.,
New York shippers, against Sir
Charles W. Cayser and other British
ship owners, for treble damages under
the Sherman law for alleged combina
tion of steamship shipping to South
Africa in 1899.
L S. Stegner's Funeral
Will Be Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Lawrence S.
S.egner, 64 years, of age, 3012 Miami
street, prominent builder and contrac
tor, who died Sunday evening, will
be held Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Hillside Congrega
tional church, Thirtieth and Ohio
streets. Rev. Hampton will officiate.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn ceme
tery. Five Wvorce Petitions
Are Filed by Women
The following petitions were filed
in divorce court:
Dora E. Nelson against Harriaon Nelson,
cruelty alleged.
Mary Phillip, against Paul Phillips,
cruelty alleged.
Gladya Schluter against Raymond
Schluter, cruelty alleged.
Lucille R. Adams against Lemuel H.
Adams, cruelty alleged.
Orla Thompson against Clarence I.
Thompson, nonsupport alleged.
Police Here Watch the
Chinese Tongs Closely
Following the outbreak of the tong
war in San Francisco, Oakland, Stock
ton and San Jose, Cal., and Seattle,
Wash., and the killing of five Chinese,
Omaha police and detectives have
been given special instructions to
keep a sharp lookout on the Chin
ese colony here. As far as can be
determined there is order in Omaha's
Liggett Nominated
For Major General
Washington, March 6. President
Wilson today nominated Hunter Lig
gett, now a brigadier general in the
army, as a major general to take
the place made vacant by the recent
death of Major General Frederick
Funston. Colonel Francis J. Kernan
of the Twenty-eighth infantry was
advanced to the grade of brigadier
Theatrical Union Tells
About Auditorium Stage
The Omaha theaterical stage em
ployes union, No. 42, Ray Ryan, sec
retary, advised the city council that
a few additions to the stage parapher
nalia of the Auditorium stage would
obviate necessity of waits between
acts and would otherwise improve
conditions behind the footlights.
Negress is Charged With "Not
Being a Spirit in Good
Charged with "obtaining money un
der false pretenses and not being a
spirit in good standing with the spir
itual world," Princess Khan Oola,
alias Princess Kozino Mitcheltree,
alias Mrs. C. G. Mitcheltree, seeress,
prophetess, reader of hidden pasts et
al, who police say defrauded Omaha
people out of jewelry and other valu
ables estimated to be worth over $10,
000, was fined $1 and costs in police
court Tuesday morning. Her hus
band got a like fine.
The small fine was imposed upon
condition that the princess would re
turn all the jewelry and valuables to
the people who came after and identi
fied same. She also agreed to give
back a large amount of the money
and other sacrifices which, according
to the testimony brought out, she
had assured her patrons were neces
sary before the spirits would act
Lick of Evidence.
That the self-styled Hindu princess
was dismissed with such a small fine
was due to lack of evidence against
her. Rather than admit that they had
had any connection with the "healer
possessed of psychic and preternat
ural powers" which enabled her to
heal illness, discover hidden treasures,
look into the future and discover per
sons having matrimonial inclinations,
reassure the love-sick and conjure
with the present and departed spir
its from the shadow lands back to this
mundane sphere, her victims would
not appear against her.
Only three women appeared against
the princess. One told of giving her
$10 and a silk dress tor trying to se
cure a prospect to buy her home,
another told of altering $19 and two
silk dresses as sacrifice to get straight
ened out in some business and family
affairs and the other told of giving
$80 andn several silk dresses in order
:o recover her health.
Seeress Chuckles.
To the questions asked by the pros
ecutor and answered by the witnesses
the princess smiled a knowing smile.
As the victims told of offering the
sacrifices and how the princess had
assured them that everything she
took in went back to a sacred temple
to India, the dusky seeress broke into
a soft chuckle.
"Do you intend to go out of the
city?" the princess was asked.
In reply she said that she would
open up at her old stand.
As a final warning, she was told to
cut out all other side lines to her
trade, except plain fortune telling, for
which, her attorney asserted, she had
a license.
Werner Horn, Who
Dynamited Bridge,
Is Denied Appeal
Washington, March 6. Werner
Horn, the German reservist lieuten
ant who dynamited the International
bridge near Vanceboro, Me., in 1915,
today lost his habeas corpus suit in
the supreme court in which he sought
to avoid beinit tried at Boston for
alleged transportation of explosives
on passenger trains.
The court did not decide Horn's
contentions that, in a belligerent act
against Canada, his German army
commission exempted him from
American prosecution and made him
punishable only by the State depart
ment. The court said Horn's appeal was
not authorized and dismissed it.
Police Suspect Story
Of Man Who Was Shot
Charles Morgan of Kansas City,
registering at the State hotel, is be
ing held at the police station follow
ing a wound which he received by a
According to the statement of Mor
gan, he was playing with a gun in
his room when it accidentally went
off, the bullet passing through his
left thigh. Morgan did not call a
doctor and it was some time before
the police were notified.
At the hotel it is said Morgan reg
istered there early Monday evening
and went out, returning with a col
ored man, who accompanied him to
hij room.
Fire Ruins Furniture
Of McCormick Family
Hardly had the family of J. Mc
Cormick, 3217 Charles street, moved
their first load of furniture into the
house when fire broke out on the
second floor and destroyed the greater
part ot their belongings. lhe Mc
Cormick family was absent from the
house at the time of the blaze. A
passing pedestrian turned in the fire
Duke Farrell Takes
Macon. Ga March 6. The most
spectacular feature of the second
day's evolutions of the Yankees in
Georgia was the drill of the left
handed pitchers of the New York
Americans by Dauntless Duke Far
rell, the truculent trainer. He con
voyed the port-siders to a secluded
part of the outfield and turned them
loose. The Yankees are well sup
Navy Department
Begins Campaign to
Speed Up Building
Washington, March 6. The Navy
department today began its cam
piagn to speed up the new construc
tion when representatives of ship
building plants and submarine com
panies were called into conference by
Secretary Daniels in relation to the
$500,000,000 naval appropriation bills.
The companies asked to attend the
meetings were the Fore River Ship
Building company, the New York
Ship Building company, William
Cramp & Sons, the Electric Boat
company and Lake Torpedo Boat
Proposals for fifteen destroyers and
for the scout cruisers left over from
the preceding bill already have been
advertised. Bids will be opened during
the present month. Proposals for
thirty-eight additional 800-ton sub
marines will be advertised without de
lay. The placing of contracts for
five battle cruisers will be arranged
in conference with ship builders and
not by advertising. Plans for three
42,000-ton dreadnoughts will not be
ready for advertisement for some
weeks. Secretary Daniels hoped to be
able at his conference today to se
cure co-operation of the ship build
ing companies in hastening the navy
program to completion. It was
thought at the department that the
first exercise of new authority granted
by congress would be the suspension
of the eight-hour law, as applied to
contract work for the navy. Mr.
Daniels has stated publicly, however,
that he will not hesitate to com
mandeer private plants should that
prov'e necessary.
Racing Grocery Driver
Is Caught After Chase
Roy Beindorff, grocery truck driv
er, was fined $10 and costs in police
court Tuesday morning for racing
through downtown streets. He was
chased three blocks by motorcycle
police, who caught him at Fourteenth
and Farnam streets.
How to Avoid Stomach Troubles.
Digestion begins in the mouth.
Food should be thoroughly masti
cated. Your food should be suited
to your age and occupation. People
of sedentary habits should eat little
meat, but should drink an abundance
of water, especially when they first
get up in the morning and between
meals. When you feel dull and stu
pid after eating that shows that you
have eaten too much. The bowels
should be kept regular. When needed
take a dose of Chamberlain's Tab
lets. They will improve your diges
tion and move the bowels. Adv.
Charge of Southpaws
plied with left-handers, "so well pro
vided that the squirrels around the
country are seen to perk up and show
considerable interest as the squad
marches out to the field. They have
George Mogridgc, the Rochester
Rocket; Sain Koss, the Tennessee
Turbine; Slim Love, the Memphis
Mastodon, an 1 Nick Cullop, the Chil
howie Chipmunk.
Discount Clause
In Tariff Law Is
Held to Be Invalid
Washington, March 6. The clause
in the tariff law granting a 5 per cent
discount in duties to imports brought
in American ships or ships of nations
with which the United States has "fa
vored nation" treaties was annulled
today as unconstitutional by the su
preme court.
Through Justice Holmes the court
held that the discount clause, de
signed to aid in upbuilding the Amer
ican merchant marine, was inopera
tive altogether because it conflicted
with existing treaties. It was held in
applicable both to American vessels
and to those of twenty-two foreign
nations having treaties.
All nations with which the United
States has the so-called "favored na
tion" clause in commercial treaties
protested agains the provision as a
discrimination and violation of treaty
Meanwhile, the regular duties were
collected, until the federal treasury
amassed between $25,000,000 and $30,.
00U.000, which has been held ready to
return to importers in case the court
decided the clause was invalid.
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Parson Who Was Evicted from
"Underworld" Announces a
Olean-Up Omaha Meeting.
A prayer meeting is the next tor
pedo Kcv. Charles W. Savidge will
fire in his unrestricted warfare on
Omaha dance halls and other places
that he thinks ought to be
"cleaned up."
Police Commissioner Kugel will be
among those to be prayed for, the
parson says. Rev. Mr. Savidge will
conduct the prayer meeting himself
and it will be held Thursday evening
at 7:30 o'clock at the People's church,
515 North Eighteenth street.
Mothers and fathers of "sin-bound"
young folks and all other persons in
terested in his campaign to give
Omaha a moral scrubbing are urged
by the minister to attend the meeting.
"Everybody will be given an oppor
tunity to speak out," he announces.
"Then all will be asked to kneel and
pray God to come and help us.
Insulting God.
"In this city God has been neg
lected and insulted. The people will
be asked to kneel before God and
confess their sins and ask forgiveness
and help. Prayers will be offered for
the children that are going into sin.
"Wc will also pray that the laws
may be enforced, not as a sham, but
really and truly enforced. Also that
God will give Mr. Kugcl, the head of
the police force in Omaha, an intelli
gent mind concerning the places of
sin and also that God will give him
a good memory concerning these mat
ters. "Prayers will also be offered that
God will bless the police force, for it
has been known that some of the
policemen in our service in Omaha
have financial interest in and are part
owners of dance halls themselves.
"We will also pray that God will
give divine grace and strength to the
Christians to keep away from sin and
to speak against it."
List of Sin Holes.
A list of places of sin in this city
will be read by Rev. Mr. Savidge,
who says he "has the goods." He
says he will ask the praying people
to beg God to send down his Holy
Spirit on sin and sinners in these
places, that they may be cleaned up
and made wholesome and righteous
before God.
"Wealthy, professional and society
women have called me up and assured
me of their sympathy and co-opeia-tion
in ,this work," the preacher says.
"Joluiny Lynch, county commis
sioner, also has assured me that if I
would keep up this agitation the au
thorities would be compelled to act
or step down and out."
Threats Are Made Against
Chicago Business Leaders
Chicago, March 6. Threatening let
ters which have been received by Chi
cago financial and business leaders
have been turned over to the federal
secret service men and operatives to
day were seeking the authors. Among
those who were said to have been
singled out for attack were; Joseph
P. Griffin, president of the Chicago
Board of Irade; J. Ofcden Armour,
head of Armour & Co., packers, and
Kelson Morris, chairman of the board
of directors of Morric & Co., packers.
Guards have been placed at the homes
of the men against whom the threats
were directed.
ASpIendid Naturaorilc.
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President Wise Tells How
Charity Supplanted Cash in
Grocery Business.
"The retail grocers of this city have
done much for humanity this winter
by carrying many workingmen
through lean days," said Edward I'.
Wise, president of the Retail Grocers'
association, addressing the city coun
cil in terms of protest against the
proposal to have the city furnish in
dividuals free quarters to open a com
peting grocery establishment.
Mr. Wise led a delegation of pro
testants who contended that it would
be unfair for the city to equip any
individuals who would be able to
compete with grocers who have stood
the brunt of high prices.
J. J. Cameron, secretary of the as
sociation of grocers, said: "If grocers
went on a cash basis today 25 per
cent of the people would be on county
charity. The proposed grant to an
individual by the city would be un
fair and would demoralize business."
Harry Fischer referred to the gro
cer as "the most villified and abused
person in connection with the high
cost of living."
A statement was made that gro
cers are buying beans for 14 cents per
pound and selling them for 15 cents.
The commissioners were told that the
grocer cannot make a profit just now
by selling sugar at 12 pounds for $1,
which is being done at most stores.
H. H. Auerbach is asking the com
missioners to provide quarters for liim
to try his experiment of delivering
a body blow to the high cost of living.
The mayor is to investigate his plan
and report back to the city council
at an early date.
Peerless A. C. Defeats
Uni of Omaha Seconds
The Peerless Athletic club of Flor
ence defeated the University of Oma
ha's second team Monday night 18 to
12. The game was played on the
university floor. Nelson shot six
baskets for the winners.
Rick Meadacha Dut to Constipation.
One doss of Dr. King's Now LUs Pills ami .
your sick headache la tone. , .Oat a 35-ccnc
bottle and be convinced. All druffalsts. -Adv.
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Council Bluffs Auditorium
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