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THK aiEK: OMAHA, TUt iliSlUY, .TANTAftY 7. 1P15.
Secretary Daniels Presents Medals
to Heroes of Vera Cruz Campaign
-INJURED IN FIRE
Accident Which Fills New York
Subway with Smoke Girei "Rise
to Report of Many Fatalities.
WOMAN DIES IN AMBULANCE
NEW YORK. J,nn...-Nw. York's aub
way tii visits by fir and panic today
which sent 2G0 person to hospitals,
caused the death of on woman and de
moralised the transportation system of
th ctty. '
Th-ftr n eald to have, been dua to
n electrical explosion In a conduit be
tween the Fiftieth and Hfty-nmth street
stations. The noise,' flame and amokt
terrified 700 psssrngers of the two down
town trains stalled nearby. In their ef
forta to escape scores were badly bruised,
many- knocked unconaoloua and "others
overcome by s)oke.
The sffbWay aervlce, secordlnjt to Com
missioner McCall of the public service
commission, may be tied . tip. for several
day a a result of the accident. If this
proves true It will mean that the more
than 1,000,000 persona ' ai day carried by
subway trains will be dlvertel to the
surface and' elevated systems ard cause
a -congestion without parallel In the his
tory of the city. .
- At first it was believed there had been
a terrible ' catastrophe and reports
reached police headquarters that at least
a score had been killed. The entire fire
department, all ambulances In the city,
and the. pulmotor squad were rushed to
the scene. Smoke : pouved out of the
subway entrances, manholes and ventila
tors and screams for help could be heard.
,8tt was, however, the accident was de
scribed by the police as tho wont sub
way disaster that has occured here.
A surgeon attached to the Polyclinic
hospital reported that one injured wo
man had died In an ambulance on her
way to the hospital.
CoUteloa C'aaars Fir.
Unofficial reports gave the cause of
the fire aa a collision between express
trains. At the, time of . the fire the
subwsy contained smoke from a pre
vious fire, extinguished only few min
utes before at the Spring street station.
' It was shortly before : o'clock that
v.isps'.of smoke began to curl from the
, manholes along Broadway between the
two stations. The apot where th fire
burned fiercest was opposite Fifty-sixth
street- .Hampered in their efforts to
reach the- blase the firemen dug Into the
pavement with their axes, They suc
ceeded tn making a hole above the sub
way at Fifty-third street. From this
opening belched a volume of smoke and
flamea aa If from a crater. Hose was
directed through the opening and even
hand extinguishers were used.
For ten blocks the streets were lined
with the ambulances that came from
all over Ah city. Lines established
around, Broadway by the police held In
check tens of thousands of spectators.
Two hundred persona In all were taken
to the rohrc Utile, the surgeons, said, but
as far aa he knew, with this one excep
tion, none bad been fatally injured.
NEW TOItK. Jan. . -Thirteen enlisted
men of the I'nlted States who w;on spe
cial mention for distinguished conduct at
the Orcupa-tlon' of Vera Crus were pre
sented medals of honor by Becretsry
Daniels today on the rierk of the battle
ship Florida' at the Brooklyn navy yard.
Rear Admiral Fretcher, now commander-in-chief
of the Atlantic ' tVet, who com
mtv1"d the American naval . forces at
Vera Cms, and other high officers of
the navy participated In the ceremony.
eV-cretary Daniels also read a long list,
carrying names of officers, hearted by
Itear Admiral Fletcher, and bltiejackjrts
and marines, who had received special
mention for heroism and bravery at Vera
Before presenting the medals. Secretary
Daniels 'referred to the ' battle . of Vera
Cms and declared that the outstanding
naval event of last year-was the courage,
sacrifice and self-restraint displayed by
the officers and men -of t the navy and
marine, corps at that time. '
"in answering the call of their coun
try," ealC the secretary, "nineteen men,
sailors and marines, won the distinction
and glory of death on. the field of battle.
America, then mourning Its los, was like
Nlobc, 'all tears.' " .
Tho secretary apoke of the honors paid
these heroes at the .time -their- 'bodies
were brousht to the t'nited .States, when
Freeldent Wilson himself In . an address
at Brooklyn voiced the nation's apprecia
tion of their valor and enlcl; . .
" Today we are gathered to do honor
to the men who inarched,- shoulder . to
shoulder, with the Immortal nineteen, and
to give to them proof that thl grateful
republic knows how to gladden the hearts
of Its living heroes as well as to bedeck
with flowers the graves of ,thoso
fallen.' . , ...
: In presenting tbe medals, m Secretary
Daniels aald they were tokens of a grate
ful country's appreciation of work nobly
none, of duty well performed, of readi
ness to face grave dangers! .
YiILSON TELLS IT TO
Once More President Eepeats that
"Votes for WOmrn" is State
Not vNational Issue.
CAN'T SUPPORT AMENDMENT
, ALLIES STRONGER: , .
; , : AND FOES WEARER
.(Continued from Face One.) ,
WASHINGTON, Jan. S.-Fresldent Wil
son today reiterated to a delegation of
woman suffragist his previously an
nounced position that equal franchise
should be brought about through action
by the states rather than through a fed
eral constitutional amendment. . Nearly
100 women from different parts of the
country saw the preaident at the White
House to ask him to support the Brlstow
Mondell amendment, which comes o a
vote In the house January 11 '
The president told the women that he
much admired their skill and tenacity In
"I have had a life-long conviction that
this should be done, state by state." said
the president. "I would take the same
position on a1 question affecting men's
suffrage. I would be deserting my deep
est constitutional convictions if I changed
my position on the subject. My views on
this question do not represent any an
tagonism to the cause Itself."
Miss Alberta Hill of New York told
the president he made several "perfectly
splendid" suffrage speeches after ' his
nomination, for the presidency. She read
extracts f rom an address by the -president
at Spring Lake, N. J., In which he
thanked the organisers of th Woman's
Wilson and Marshall league for their
efforts In his behalf.
In replying to Miss Hill, the president
satd -he -atlll held the position he took on
th. Suffrage question during the cam
paign, and waa opposing the delegation
on the methods of gaining the vote for
women rather than on the merits of th
question Itself. - .
have certainly diminished while, th .aW
l!s dally ax Increasing their resources
in such a way as to enable them to
proeaoute the war to a triumphant, end.
The anticipated decrease In the number
of recruits during Christmas week has
given place to an Increase, which haa al
most restored the weekly returns to their
former satisfactory level. I ,am glad
to. say that we have filled up the -officers'
gradea of the expeditionary - force
and; that there Is a 'considerable surplus
of training officers to, draw from. Sine
tbe war began 29.100 officers have been
appointed to the army. Sir John French's
. fences have been. increased, by territorial
units and a . new ' division, attached to
which la a fin Canadian regiment.
'"In th early-stages -of -the 'war con-
tderabl difficulties - were experienced
: and anxiety waa felt owing to the dearth
of officer. I am" glad to say that w
have now been able to fill up the places.
Plenty of Bapplles.
; "Vigilant attention on tne part of the
war offios staff haa served to cope with
and gradually overcome the difficulty of
securing supplies - anl equipment - for
..those new forces to whose future actlv
Ittae we look 'forward with all confidence.
'The training- of ; the Canadian' contin
gent of the- new armiee has been' carried
on nnder the worst weather condition,
but In spite of this a great deal of ex
tretnely good work has been done during
the last months. Discomforts and hard
shtpa due to the storm and mud have
Jetted to hardships inseparable from a
winter campaign, but by a system of
relief the sever atraln which the men
have undergone In th trenches haa been
minimised. Our soldiers, needless to say,
have exhibited constant cheerfulness and
resourcefulness which has re bound el to
been cheerfully met. and both officers
Referring to the British operations In
the near east Xjord Kitchener said that
in Mesopotamia the Indian expeditionary
foro had continued its northward ad
vance, defeating the Turkish troops and
Inflicting on them heavy looses; while
in Egypt certain Turkish troops vnder
Oermaa offi.ers had been, observed b
British aeronauts in an attempt to pene
trat eastward to the Sues canaL There
had been scarcely any contact, however,
with tbe troops guarding the csnal. The
British, he said, had occupied several
points la German East Africa.
Carson Speaks for Oppoaltloa.
tord Curson, wh spoke for the opposi
tion la th absence of the marquis of
Lansdowne. who Is III, described as amas
lnT tho number of men th War office
haa been able to send to the front. He
thought, however, that a more definite
statement abould have beeen made as to
th progress of recruiting and as to mili
tary operations In the remote parts of
I waa his opinion that the bee't service
which th War office could render would
be to concentrate Its efforts on the equip
ment of men who have beeen aufflciently
trained and to aend them to the front
with as little delay as possible.
Aa to th number of men who would be
wanted for the foreign service and home
defense. Lord Curson aaid he imagined
that the war secretary would require
considerably more than :.000,000, and pos-
airjiy nearer J.oun.iiW.
After eulogizing those who had fallen
lord Curson expressed unfalierlnc con-
fidne-io General French, Admiral Jelll-
nod th forces ueder their command.
them to handle any one line of Imple
ment, and trying to eataoiisn a more
tHialncsallke relationship between that
fact and the selling price of the par
. Hugh McCargar has long been a fa
miliar figure at the conventions. He does
business st Crete. He Is one of the wide
awake ones, ami has done a successful
liiislnesa for years In hie splendid agri
cultural section of the state.
A. K. Tunhurg of Hooper Is beginning
to do what dealers call "an awful auto
mobile buelnees." There are more auto
mohllea to the square Inch In and about
Hooper than there are in and around
many other places of equal else. Hooper
is. of course, one of the garden spota of
Nebraska, agriculturally. A substantial
class of farmers surround that place., and
they have money and know when and
where to spend It. Then, too, why should
they not spend It with Tunberg? He has
been in the business there for thirty-five
year. He Is a land mark there. They
all know him. He is also ' one of the
board of directors of the sssoclatlon.
A. Jj Young, representing the Iowa Im
plement Mutual Insurance association, is
on the ground meeting the Implement
men and talking bualness with them. He
says the company has a nice business In
Iowa, which Increased about $1,000.00 last
year. They are not yet writing business
among the Nebraska Implement men.
"War have a nice business In iniiklle and
eastern Iowa, . where we have been in
touch with the men for years, and we are
now building up a nice business In south
western Iowa," says Mr. Toung. Mr.
Young looks for the day when mutual In
surance in all lines will displace stock
company Insurance. . x
Implement dealers are a little con
merned about the practice of co-operative
buying of binder twine by the Farmers)'
union and other co-operative farmers'
organizations, One fellow told the con
vention of having put a ball of his twine
up against a ball bought by the co
operative methods by the union and
finding that the latter was sixty" feet
shorter and welshed less. Also it had
spots In It as thick as a rope that choked
the binder for a time, he said.
Every Implement dealer In the' Omaha
territory got a copy of the pre-con-vention
number of the Implement Tratle
Journal, an eighty-page Issue, giving all
advance Information in regard to the
coming convention and carrying some
special articles on Omaha aa a conven
tion city. A special article welcoming
the association is carried in the number
by K. V. Parish, manager of the bureau
of publicity of the Commercial club of
DEALERS MUST BE
;; IN LOCAL CLUBS
(Continued from Page One.
instances In which certain traveling men
poured oold water on a local. chW teUlng
dealers nbt to. attend, as they would be
accused by the farmers of being in a
trust. He said that in those same loca
ltics they had now gotten rid of that
Influence of traveling men and now had
tbe traveling men With them In the.
matter of local clubs.
Seek Way Oat of Troable.
"You will find when you come to or
ganize a local club," he said, "that some
dealer will tell you ' he knowa of one or
two of the dealers that will h inlan.
csted, but he haa in 'mind on follow who
has ' been' cutting' prices and who will
never come into the club. He knowa this
fellow Is a bad , one and that .he Is a
price cutter at heart. 'Well,' aaya Rath-
burn, 'nine times out of ten when you
come to organize the club you will find
the fellow they have been knocking on
will be the first to come in. Gentlemen,
that fellow is looking for a way out of
his trouble as badly as you are."
R. W. Hubbard of Elliott, la.; Oscar
Rystrom of Stromsburg. and others also
spoke In favor of the local slub Idea.
Heard at the Convention.-
Jacob Bender of Button la one of tho
old-timers' In the Implement business who
has won his spurs long ago, and la still
Local .club No. of -Red Oak, la.,' had
a banquet Tuesday night at the Pax ton
hotel. K. W. Hubbard is president and
O. B. Whlttaker is secretary. This or
ganization bears the reputation of being
the "llveat local club tn the country."
J. C. Jones of Shenandoah, la., 're
ports a ai4endid year just oiosed. His
firm has implement houses at both Shen
andoah and Karragut. la. Both places
did a good business for ihe year. :
C. B. Gallagher of Coleridge. Neb., haa
now almost completed a decade of busi
ness activity atthat place, lit Is making
good and getting in on the ground floor
of Nebraska's, agricultural prosperity.
Evana ' Roland of Beaver Crossing
enrolled at the convention under the
firm name. They have dune business
nearly a quarter of a century at that
place. Secretary James Wallace of the
association used to ship them stuff many
years ago, long' before Wallace -thought
o? being secretary, of ! the Mid-Wcsl as
J.. M. Elwell of Springfield Is one of
the wideawake implement men of the
state who Is on the Job at the associa
tion meeting. He is president of local
club No. -ft, organised March S, Wit
K. E. Morse cf Turin, la., president if
the Mid-West Vehicle aid Implement
.Manufacturers' association. Is among the
delegates attending the sessions, and tell
ing the fellows what he knows of vehicle
J.' R. Morrissey of Shenandoah,' la.. Is
talking cost finding to the delegates, not
In set epeecnes, out ounon-noie lasn
lon. He thinks a great lel of the ooel
finding sywteni. and It Is his kind that
is getting all the emplemenl to thinking
more seriously as to Just w hat It coals
Four Floors, Ten
SAN- FRANCISCO, Jan S, WKh on
exception , every passenger tn a crowded
elevator, eleven In all. was Injured here
today rwhen the. car plunged - from the
fourth floor -into . the . basement of the
California Pacifio building. In the down
town business district. , -.
So far as could be learned npne was
killed, though several of the Injured are
likely to die.1 There wer no women In
, So heavy was the shock of the fall that
the passengers were piled In a tangled
mass at the bottom of the car. ' Police
men and ' firemen who responded to
emergency calls had to pull them out as
best they could by the neck, legs or arms.
At th emergency hospital It. waa re
ported that Paul McDonald, the elevator
operator, . and Edward Howard, a cattle
man, among the Injured, probably would
HIT BY BIT OF SHRAPNEL
PETROQRAD (via London), Jan. .
Tho Injury sustained by John Bass, cor
respondent of the Chicago Pally . Newe.
who waa struck by a fragment of shrap
nel during the fighting west of Warsaw,
is-not serious. Mr. Bass' chin was cut
Keesdaar ta Good. Condition.
"Many people auffer from indigestion
and constipation and do not know 'It A
feeling of dullness and languldneaa," bitter
taste, In the mouth, headache, bilious
fever most of these condition when you
"are not sick,' but don't foel right" can
be traced to sluggish bowels and torpid
liver. Foley Cathartic Tablets cleanse
the system, arouse the liver, banish in
digestion and make you "feel good all
over" light, energetic , and ambitious.
For sale by ay dealera everywhere. Ad
vertisement. MILWAUKEE RAILROAD TO J
ISSUE DEBENTURE BONDS
NEW YORK, Jan. t-l(lreetors cf th
Chicago. Milwaukee St Paul Railway
company today authorized the Issue of
about $2S,00r,0u0 S per cent convertible
debenture bonds, to bo offered to stock
holders at par to the extent of 1IH per
cent of "their present holdings. The bonds
have already been underwritten.
' It Will Rtllete Barkarke,
Apply Sloan's Liniment to your back,
pain gone almost Instantly.-Don't rub. It
penetrates. &jc. All druggists. Advertise-
ment. . . . i
Girls! Lots of Beautiful Hair
No Dandruff -25 Cent Danderine
Within ten" minutes after an applica
tion of Danderine you cannot find a sin
gle trar of dandruff or falling hair and
your scalp will not Itch, but what will
please you most, will be after a few
weeks' use, when you see new hair, fine
and downy at first yes but really new
hair-growing all over th scalp.
A little Danderine immediately doubles
th , beauty of your hair. No difference
hew dull, faded, brittle and scraggy. Just
moisten a cloth with Danderine and care
fully draw It through your hair, taking
one snull strand at a time. The effect Is
amazing your hair will be light, fluffy
and wavy, and have an appearance of
abundance; an Incomparable luster, soft
ness and luxuriance.
' uet a K cent bottle of Knowlton'a
Danderine from any drug store or toilet
counter, and prove that your hair la as
pretty and soft as. any that it has been
neglected or Injured by carelesa treat
mentthat's all you surely can have
beautiful hair and lot of it if you will
just try a llltl Pandertne Advertise-
I I insasaiiissssey mi n i i.u .. .nil I II in,iii 1111 i ,i in II IS m imii n I I .yprj-T vl 1 1 iir-
Jl:.!i: .:; a r-.ti-t i:"... : i.:-.1 TfTL n li il,iii..ii;.isi..,iiii,t.;..siy
All Women Will Be Interested in This Special Offer for Thursday
II (H, IF IF OF RICH SILKS
. I VLH IL-tl ILd UJ WORTH UP TO $30.00
Samples of one ot the foremost Q
manufacturers, bought at average V
nf Ipcs thnn Hnlf Prir.fi Snrinl nt
i I InAmm J manv of thtam beautiful rietrlieet would have to retail
for more than $30.00 if bought in the regular way. j put, in accordance
with the long established policy of this house, the saving we obtained in
this transaction is passed along to our clientele in this sale Thursday.
Handsome Negligees in Crepe do Chine, Crepe
Meteor and Chiffon plain, pleated or fancy
ribbon trimmed and lace overdraped effects in
a wide variety of styles to mako selections from.
Most delicate shades of Pink,
Light Blue, Helio; Canary,
Maize, Salmon and White. All
sizes in this big Thursday Sala
Regular $5 Grades
In All Silk Jerseys or Silk Jersey
with tucked Messaline flounce.
Several different 6tyles. All
the new desirable shades and
black. All makes. Special for
one day only (Thursday), at
Clearing Sale of Coats, Suits and Dresses
Women's and Misses Coats Tn all the new desirable materials ami nt If,
Flushes, Velours, Hindu Lynx, Zibelino and Fancy Tweed Mixtures. The new
flare and belted styles. Plain or trimmed modelsin four biff lots Thursday;
COATS WORTH UP TO $2Q,0a-Choice, Thursday, at. ..... : j7
COATS WORTH UP TO $25.00 Clioice, Thursday, at. , .ffpyt;
COATS WORTH UP TO $30.00 Clioice, Thursday, at -.jl 275
COATS WORTH UP TO $35.00-hoioe, Thursday, at..
Women's and Misses' Dresses
In fine Serpes, Silk or Silk and Serge,
Combination effects. Plain or trim
med styles. Excellent
. variety of styles. Dress
es in this lot worth up
to $15.00. Your choice,
, Thursday, at
Women's and Misses' Suits
Flb Serges, Broadcloth and Gabardine.
Plain or fancy trimmed models. Splendidly
tailored garment and all are beautifully fin
ished. Long and ahort coat styles. Prices
'without a parallul for money-saving;
Suits Worth to $22.50..
Salts Worth to $35,00 jj j 2 RQ
New Lots of Fresh and Crisp Undermuslins for Thursday
In this lot you will find a wonderful aaaort
ment of datntv linirerle with lace and em
broidery trimming, ribbons, tucklngu, etc.
Hhoer Lingerie Cloths, Nainsooks, eU1.
Immnnae awwtment of fine undergarments tn
Pine Hhetv Lingerie Cloths, exquisitely trim
med with laces and embroideries. Many new
ideaa and patterns, at $1.80 and. ..........
Women's Fiber "Si
Double heels . and toes.
Wide garter tops
Worth 35c- a pajf.. Spe
day, at. .... .
' Knit Underwear
Women Fine I'otton Mercy
Lined Union Suit Dutch
neck, elbow sleeves, ankle
length. Sizes. 4, 6, CA
and 6. Special, at.'. UUC
rr Knit Suit for lloys and
Girls Patent taped - Beams
and buttons. Sizes 2 to 12
years. COc quality. OQ
Special, Thursday, at O ) C
200 Pairs Women's Fine Dress Shoes
Bronze, T31ack Suedes, Patent Leather and
Gun Metalbeautiful shoes in every "way.
Sizes not complete in any one line hut prac
tically all sizes in the lot. These comprise
the newest styles we have had this season,
worth to $6.00 pair. Your choice of this lot
Thursday, at, per pair ,
f . a
Women's Boudoir 'Slippe Tan,
Mack and brown, with pom
poms. With or with
out heels, ratr
Itath Slippers for Men and Women
All aises. Odds and ends
.. worth to 60a pair.
Specially prioed . . .
We are offering exceptional
values Thursday. Several lots
have been marked down consid
erably, and all neckwear that
was slightly soiled during the
holiday season will be offered
at extremely low prices.
Pretty Vestees Worth
5Qe, marked ' on
down to Ji
Collar and Cuff Sets 50e
values are O C
offered at. . . . SOC
Neckwear Slightly soiled
. Values up to 1
HOc. Choice, ut. . IUC
M I . . v. o IT 9
w- . ,- .7 ,V It A.
3 end Ls Uuct
The Frisco haa on salcdaily, winter tourist tickets to all of the . .
Florida and Cuban resorts. Good for return passage until June
1st, 1915. Liberal stopover privileges.
Kftntaa City to: S' Miami ana! return, ' $ 64.S0
Jacksonville and r.turn, $ 42.50. Ky West and return, 7S.S0
St. Aujustin and return, 440 Tampa and return, S4.I0
Palm Beach and return, 61.00 Havana and return, 79.00
uood returoloc sis month trom dst ot
Correspondingly lew farea to other resorts in Florida, Cuba and the
Isle of Pines. .
An all-steel train, through (ram Kansas City to Jacksonville, over t he" Frisco Lines .
i R.;). rou-W dininc cars (Frsd Harvey meals) and sleepers.
. . . i l.i. 1 ft 4 . rw
II fake you inrougn me uui piouumuh.
. Fighting butlnass
plus lighting tho
weather pulls you
down. Cjet relief
from by go
ing to the balmy
flay place of
Detailed information and prof usaly illustrated
descriptive literature may be had by addressing
J. C Lovrien, Division Passongor A(nt,
600 Waldhoim Wdg, Kansas City
The Most Desirable
Bargains in . '.; : '
Omaha Real Estate
hare' been collected and pub
. lUbed In the real estate col
umns of today's Sunday Dee.
The offerings today are unus
ually attractive and 'care has
. been taken to make It as easy
as possible for interested peo
. pie to -get th latest informa
tion on value and conditions.
. It Is doubtful if any - other
city approximating the slse of
Omaha can offer such splendltt
' opportunities In real estate In
vestments. . its position In the
world of commerce, stability
of business and steady and con- .
sistent growth are almost in
comparable. Real Estate Is consequently
worth while studying and In
tensely interesting to the luan
who wants to make money on
his Investment with, a minimum
These real aetata announce
ments may be found la tbe
Classified Section of today's