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THK HEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. .JUNK M. 11H5.
HOT CARRY GUNS
i mm, ,
Testimony Showi Steamship Was
Ifot Armed tnd Was Never
Fitted Out m Transport.
ADMIRALTY BEGIIfS INQUIRY
LONDON. June IB. "The L'uM
ttnli vai not armed and It never was
fitted out at a transport," ti one
of the remarks made by Sir Edward
Carson, attorney general In the new
rablnet, in addressing the court this
morning at the opening of the Hoard
of Trad Inquiry Into the loaa of the
Baron Merer, president of the
court of inquiry. assisted by Ad
miral 8ir Frederick Englefleld and
Lieutenant Command- Mearn as
naval aasessora and Captain Davies
and Captain Speeding of the Mercan
tile Marine. Attorney General Car
bon and Frederick F. Smith rep
resented the Board of Trade, while
the Canard company and tho paeaen
gers of the Lusttsnia, Including the
late Alfred O. Vanderbllt. all were
represented by counsel.
Itnr Ceaeral'e Stateeeeel.
Kir Ef.warrt Carson, who opened for
the Board Trede, said he courted the
fullest inquiry- He was able to give com
plete denial to . the contention of the
Ooriitn tovtmmtnt lhat the Lueitanla
wm an armed vessel carrying Sns and
serving as an a'lslllary to the naval
forces of Jrat Britln. "Id ote to
nierrnanr," the speaker eald.-"the United
htatee already has efflglally denred Uila.
and the e-ldence I propose to call will
eonftrrn and fully prove the remarks of
the Americeh vernrnent thBt ,h
Lualtanla waa not armed and that it
iwver bad 'been fitted out aa a transport.
-Without, warning a German submarine
fired two torpedo at' the I.uettanle and
it is believed that a third projectile alao
waa fired.. Buch an act was not only
trary to, International law. but It Is
contrary to the dictates of civtllsatlon
and humanity. To sink passengers In
thle manner waa a deliberate attempt at
'The real questions ariulng." the at
torney general ald. "are only two:
Plret, aa . to the navigation of the ship
having regard to the Instructions and
Information conveyed by the admiralty;
and second, aa to whether everything
waa done that could ie done after the
ship was torpedoed."
raptala Taraer Teellflee,
Captain' Turner, of the. LusllaaJu, ex
amined, by the attoraex general, ed lUs
hp was not armed, either for offense
or defense, and carried no masked guns,
' (The : captain, estimated that, ten sec
onds after the Lusltanla wee struck it
was tnipoeeibla to, stand q deck. Ue
aid the three difficulties in rescuing
passenger were the llt of. life, ship, u
headway, whlnh carried It two or three
miles after being struck, and the short
ness of tune.
. . Tbe captain testified ha had given or
ders to look out for submarine and to
vrooeed at full speed if any were sighted.
He sold the boats had been swung out
the morning of tlx, day preceding the
lernedolng. .Two lookouts were placed
la the eroWe neat, two, at the bows. and
two officers on tbe bridge.
'Speaking of modern steamship lionds,
tbe captain said they were not ae ef
ficient aa ths old-fashioned sallormen,
Vho would have been more effective in
the work of rescue, He aald be did not
see Mr. Vanderbllt..
At this Juncture the nubllo hearing was
suspended while the court took evidence
lp camera regarding the Instructions of
0. S. JUDGE ORDERS ;
BREAKERS ON CARS
(Continued from Page One.)
pvrtanced motormen for elevated and sur
face earn, presumably aa strike breaker
for the street car strike in Chicago,
Up to an early hour thle afternoon MO
strike breaker hag left this city for
Chicago. Their transportation, ., it was
aid. waa paid by the Chicago traction
nuHT rom train Vlachi
MlsUtsre mieta at Isssrkas Sta.
tloae svag Areas JIU.M.
CHICAOO, June la A buret of real
June sunshine Cheered tbe army of Chl
t.axoans, wha because ot the street rail
way strike went to their occupations to
day in automobiles, vans, delivery wagons
and on foot.
The suburban eervioe ef the ateam rail
reada, upon which unprecedented burden
waa thrust by the strike yeaterday, pro
vided more aecommodatlena today, but
all trains were jammed with paaerugers.
At the Orosse Park station of the (Til
,in A Northwestern a. larae crowd
which bad been unable te oblate a foot-1
hold aa earlier tra I am, or even to buy
tickets, broke throurh a barbed wire
fenoe onto the train. Thirty men found
ate on the coal tender and ten more
in the engine cab, the runnlna boards and
the cowcatcher. It waa aU done good
naturedbr. Klevated trains at the northern ami
southern termlnaJa atarted out at I
clock with detectives, but with few
paseenaera aboard. It waa atated that
an attempt to maintain a flfte-enlnute
schedule would be made until niahtfall.
No disorder attended the starUnc ot the
No attempts to run surface oara were
trade eariy, nor rre any protntaM.
atrtkers eonarecated tn an ordaily man
ner at tha barns and terminals.
in Milwaukee avenue, which runs
through a oongeaud district, there were
- reverel flhts auions man crewdlhg to
Mt into the "Jitneye" or other vehicles,
hut none was aerlona.
Xa Deflalte CreaUae ( Paaee.
No definite promise ot peace was In
iht The antl-ktrtke bieakei ordinance
passed by tbe Uy coun'-li last nltcht
waa placed la the hands of Mayor
Thompson. H baa a week lu which te
veto it, or tw make it a law by his strna-
It provide that a certaia period ef
training ruu.l be givea uu, tonnen aud
eaductors and that , thrlr Inetructurs
..'all be trt ml.o lave had trtttai jrars'
"iMrlcnce. oonths ef which has
hn in 1.1. sto.
Hig sifns. aJkielug of the destination
. lid rhii: for ride, w.re posted lod.y
ii rnc.tor lucs, he wasons, motor tinven
',m aagunr, furutlure trucks end
ii,'JwnJe i "Jiiiwys." ablih . ijoutmutri
a tw '-i't huriiKaa. Th etsndard prli
Wears Only Hero Medal Ever Given
by National Order of the T. P. A.
Charlee T Neff, rost J. Indiana' -li-rfalon,
Trs velars' Protective aseoc-isiloti,
ha the distinction of wearing tho only
rreflal awanJtxJ by the association to any
of Its 6I.O"0 members for heroism.
It was presented to hi in st the niitiorial
convention in Buffalo In about two
weeka afu-r the ovenl In which he won
It. This was a fire hl. h broke oiit on
an escurhlon tmat In which the tm-mbera'
wives ami famine of Post O were iroln
down the Wabash.
The flames burst out of the engine
room. Neff. who. by the way, was and
Is secretary and trfssurer of the volun
teer fire department, was standing at tho
front ef the boat He made a dive for
the fire, which was running swiftly to
ward a tank filled with gasoline. The
captain's wife handed Mm a fire ex
tinguisher, which he played on the Tame
et. rtak of hU Ills.
While he wsa thus occupied an ex
ploelon took place, which hurled htm int,i
a skiff tied by tbe side of the boat.
Following this, the other excursionists
formed a bucket brlaade and f int. Il ex
ceeded In putting out the flame a. Ills
hand and head were badly burned.
Mr.. Neff cornea from the recently
wicked city of Torre Haute. But It lh.no
longer wicked. He Is, himself, a member
of the mayor's adviaory board, which Is .
made up of nine prominent business men.
"Mayor James H. Ooseon. who was
comptroller under Robert, is enforcing
the laws strictly." Ssid Mr. Neff. "The '
saloons observe the Ism-. The gamblers
are completely out nf business." '
Mr. Jikff has twe boyhood friends In
omaha. They ere f-'am Orenleaf and
"Dad" Weaver. v
"Hum and I worked together In ihe
hub factory 4n Terre- Haute when we
were small boys." seld Mr. Neff. "It wss
an awful plane for ruat, At the end of
the week the dost would be from three to
five Jrx-ties deep on the floor. And we
Inhaled thnt dust for the rrint-ely sum
of rt a meek. My other friend, now II v
Ing In Onuxlia. was 'Bust' Weaver, whom
I find here reehrielened 'Dad' and secre
tary of your Ak-aar-Bx-n. In many s
parade I marched behind him aa he beat
the drum. ' He was a drummer boy there
in war time "
Mr. Neff hue a number of other dis
tinctions. He holds the record in Terre
Haute for eonducting a , business eon
timiouelyin one place. His Jewelry store
has been in the ssme location for forty
for being carried two miles or more was
10 cents, if one stood. Where improvised
seats were furnished 18 and 24 centa was
Rasarsss TraJae Crawled.
Railroads . which operate suburban
service were unable to handle the crush
of passengers, although many trains
were added. It waa estimated that more
than SOOOSO persona were carried on
steam roads yesterday, more than to per
cent Increase ever tlielr normal bu.u
Contrary ' to expectations, downtown
theaters did a roanlng business last
Right,, but the amusement parks in' the
outlying dlstrlcte lost - heavily. The
largest of tbe amusement parks, It was
announced, will remain closed until the
etrike ia settled. Others also are ex
pected te close. '
Managers erf big department stores aald
the volume of business was not much be
low normal, as thousands bad shopped
by telephone The telephone company
had fa Increase of 6e per, cent in its num..
rer.of calls, I.OOO.mo being received yes
terday. Weaa Lserts Train.
A Woman who did not know there waa
s strike was the first to enter the second
train leaving the Wilson avenue terminal
of the Northwestern elevated. Reporters
naked bar name and destination. '
"My goodness)! What's' the matter T
Everybody looks at one so. Ia every
body erasyT" aha replied. The situation
was .explained and aha left the ear and '
found a aeat in a furniture van.' Two I
other women also boarded the train, but '
left It when informed that the etrike was I
The Telephone cable of (he Metropoli
tan elevated was cut last night at Marsh
feld avenue, It waa tha first damage to
rroperty since the atrlke began.
I rsje Mea to Stay taker.
President Qunlaa of the surface men,
end Prealdent Bruce ef the Union of Ele
vated Employes are making numerous
apeerhea to tbe man. arglng them to re
"Don't let whisky defeat thla etrike.
That's tha keynote at my speeches," said
, W. D. Mahon. head of tha national or
ganisation of street car men. changed bla
mind at the laat moment about going to
Detroit and will remain hero for the
rresent. He expected to attend a con
ference of the employes with the alder
manic committee today.
Tornado Clouds Sweep
Over Adams County
I llAoTJNue, Neb.. June U. Two (lis
,lnc tornado clouds swept aver a part
or Ads ma county last evening. Tbe
wind, so far as learned, did no great
flatnaga, but ' the hailstorm which fol
lowed aevaatated a sectioa ef fermlng
country nrteen muea iona and five or
six tnllee wide. Tbe force of the ball
stenea, which ware very large, was ter
rific North and west window were
broken, treea were stripped or foilaae.
fruit treea - bared and gardens ruined,
the wheat crop is g complete Ions. On
the north elde of buildings hall was
piled up a foot deep.
STOCKMEN AND SHERIFFS
MEETING AT ALLIANCE
' ALLIAKCK. Keb.. June U. (Special
Telearam.) Cattlemen from all parta of
Nebraska, Wyomlnf and South Dakota
ere In attendance at the annual conven
tion of the Weetarn Ta'.breaka Stock
Orowera association, which opened here
today fer a three days session, (itate
sheriffs are also holding- a convention.
After a short business eeeloa today the
delegatee were entertained at the fair
grouada by tbe usual frontier gamea, rid
tn and bronche buatlna.
The C A. Wort ham Carnival compaay
ooeupiea the streets in the buslnees sec
tion for the entertainment ef the dole
at and visitors. ,
. Auto polo player arrived. from Chicago
this afternoaa and will be a feature; -,
Oons-reaaman M. P. Kinkaid la here in
atundaaae at tbe stockman's and sheriffs'
Besldae the stock growers. Atllaace is
entartalnlng the state sheriffs' conven
tion todar- and . Wedaeeday, On account
t trw gsuuie of anaw of U.a.delcaiUea.te
rab here the executive eesalon ass
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f.'-J e . w- V" f -A
; f"; Ai
CilARLKF T. .NEFF.
Ho Is organiser and president of tiix
Half Century Kesldcnt club, requirements
fer membership In which are fifty years
of residence In Terre Haute. He Is or
ganiser and president of tho Old snJ
New Newsboys' association, a club that
is unique At a recent reunion of this
organisation tnrre were in linn, lioys
and girls, nun nnd women, ranging In
ago from 2 U M years.
Mr. Neff Is also vice president of tho
Retail Merchant' association and of th-i
On of his particular friends In Terre
Hsute Is Uuorge W. Ureenleaf, a brolht-r
of Fam GMfOnleaf. of Omnria. The Terre
Haute Oreenleaf is a member of tho
In short. Mr. Neff Is about the liveliest
"live wire" in or about the once wicked
city on the Wabash.
postponed until tomorrow, the delegates
present being shown about the city by
the Alliance Commercial club. About fifty
sheriff are expected here tomorrow.
Mrs. V. V, Pe lemon.
MKHSAV. Neb., June 15.-( Special.)
Mrs. P. V. Peterson of Burlington, Colo.,
waa burled at the West Pan Lutheran
cemetery yesterday. 8he was about IS
year old and leaves a husband. and five
St. Jose pa) riab oa Toar,
FAIRBURT, Neb..' June 15. (Special
Telegram.) The Commerce club of Bt.
Joseph, conveying eighty-two tourists
and band, reaohed Valrbury late this aft
ernoon and spent fort.-minutes in the
city before 'leaving for Sjclaori.' "
The Cemmeree-vlub -wilt make ' tour
of Nebraska, going as far west as Or
leans and then north.' to Roldnege and
backed Hastings' and Crete. ' '
Loan ntr School selections
LOUP CITY, Neb., June 15.-(8peclal.)-C
O. Taylor, president of the Board of
Kducatlon, and J. B. O'Brien, who has
occupied the same position, were elected
directors of the (School board at the an
nual school meeting held here Monday.
The district debt waa ordered paid.
Apartments, flats, houses and cottagoa
can be rented quickly and cheauiy by a
Bee "For Kent"
The youngster can hardly wait when the tub
water is sure to be hot and pleasing to splash.
LVvr- -f 7
Sunday's Secretary '
Leaves the Service
of the Evangelist
PlllU.il."I.I HIA, June li. SpeMal
Telegram.) Bentley Ackley, who became
ldely known as Billy Sunday's right
hsnd msn. secretary and nlanlxt In the
recent revival here, has realijned from the BELLK KOt'TUJiE, X. 1).. June 15.
fundey forces, beeauee, he says, other peclal.)-7At the Fi.ut;. pHkota State
niembere of the organisation I em deserv- Flremrn's association 1'ierre wss awarded
Ing than he received vast profits. In one ' the silver loving cup, niven to thi team
case sggergating; ro.OOO, from the writing . winning the moat points. The comblnetlon
and publication of hymns, the sale of hook and ladder race win won by lead
hymn booka and the disposition of other and? Hot Pprtngs, " And the two teams
privileges connected with the reivals. unanimously voted tnat the flirt purse,
Walter Frnley, third vice president of which thla event carried, be ;tven to
the . New Jersey Uquor Dealers' assocl- i Hhorer end lhli, the two members of
atton, hss been a close friend of the the Pierre team who ere hurt In the
former Sunday aide for a long time, nnd i -Wednesday ' races. The association
he not only was a visitor at the Sunday I a.iopti d a new constitution nnd elected
party's residence during the campaign , th. flowing officers: President. C. B.
here, but also wae once the personal l
guest of Mr. Ackley In Peterson. N. J.
Immediately following the announce
ment of Ackley'e resignation, it was
learned that tbe Rev. R. H. Emett, Sun
day's confidential advance agent,, had
also severed his connection with the
evangelist's entourage. The advance man.
It la aald, was summarily fired by Bun
day's son, George, at tbe close of the
Peterson campatsn, the grounds given
then being that "he m-as too Independ
ent." From certain other noiirnea. It mas
gleaned- that Messrs. Ackley and linen
SUMMER chaps of
here by skillful tailors
who know how. A silk suit
made for you costs $30
here. Mohair suits made
for you at $25. Open
weave kool worsted that
lift you out of the Palm
Beach crowd at $25. Drop
in and see the sample
coats before you order
.115 South 15th St.
Positive Experts on
. Self -Starters.
Strahlc 6 Anderson
Red 4473. 2059 x arnam.
10 & I
AUPIT6RIURT Kffl; m
Chicago Sunday Evening Club Choir
- One hundnrd splendid voices, under personal direction of
O. GORDON ERICKSOH
PRICES: General Admission. 25c; Reserved Seats. 50c
, Boneflt of Letter Carriers' Convention.
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G as HeatecfWater
That la a great thing for the child's health. A
Gas Circulating Water ITeater to, heat the water
quickly when his bathing time arrives. It will help
YOU because it is sure, quick, convenient and
- 1 . ...
Our Representative will call at your home and
explain in detail this MODERN METHOD of
Omaha Gas Company
1609 Howard Street Douglas 605.
msy not be the only Billy Funday pull'
sation. And It almost Is a certainty that
tlie departure of those two men, who
were highly important cogs In the
evangelistic machine will mean the
eventual disruption of the entire party.
FIREMEN WILL GO TO
YANKTON NEXT YEAR
..,. r vnUtnn: vice rvresident. F.
J. Hooper of Rapid City; secretary, A.
O. (tiding of Redfleld; treasurer, W. 8.
O'Brien of Pierre; lilrectors. I'. H.
Coqulllette of Miller, three years: John
Mueller of Hot Springs, two years. Matt
Behren sof rarkston, one year. Yankton
was selected for the 1 tournament
The Empress Auto
Will Close at 2:00 P. M.,
All Votes Must Be Cast
Before That Time.
Dollar coupons will be honor at
the Ticket Office until the clo of
the contest. '
The PHIZES will b aw 'ded
during the T:80 performance.
TKXATXX I .ST 4 1
Tha rhoto. drama eeaaatto
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30 T. JC
THE HOUSE OF BOXDA&E
adapted from Keglnald W. Xauffmaa's
Start Hag Book.
Thla Afternoon, lOo Tonight, loo, BOo.
100 KXX.BS AJf WOVM
SIX MOTORCYCLE RACES
AT STADT K iniDWiT
Wednesday I .
Saturday jlTMTW I Ml
Sunday 3 9M. 1
MiiT Other Attractions.
Tree Moving Floturee Bvery iTsnlng
Omaha vs. Lincoln
. JUNE 15, 16, 17.
lamra Called at 3 P. L ,
begins to fill for the
ejUt p .
7, ',7 1 '" " - - , ., i s i
The Vogue of the
Separate skirts are
most popular. In
wash styles $3.50
to $9.50. A special
value being white
golfine skirts, $6.75
Clearway of Suits
Any spring suit in our
$11.75, $14.75, $21.75
This is the greatest, op-
nnrtunitv nf thf Rpnsnn
I J " - K'Vl.UUll
to purchase your suit for travel or exposi-
x: a i
uuii wuar at a low price.
Special Vacation Victrola Offer
This genuine Victrola
of your own choice six double 10'inch records, de
li veredto your city or summer home, for only
Have one at the Vacation
Camp. A fine idea for
j M the porch or lawn party
Be sure to visit our
oerore you purcnate.
We have the largest
Victor vtctrolae and Columbia Urafenola in the citv. !
4 ALL STYLES, ALL PRICES, $15.00 to S300.00
"Ifnotconnitnt to e-alf, pAene Domglma 1623 mnJ see will in4 aX!
eomput m omttu t m yomr seme. '
SOLD ON SMALL MO
SCIir.70LLEQ& MUELLER PIANO CO.
S"I Victrola end Orafonola Haadquartars.
Store closee at S rx m. dalir. espeot 8a.turdn.v. whan rlmin. 411 k.
usual hour of p. m.
ROUND TRIP FARES
Via Rock Island Lines
Vrom Omaba effective June 1st)
San Francisco, Loa Angelea aiyl Ein Diego and return $60.00 '
San Francisco and return ona way via Loa Angeles;
other war via Portland $77.50
Portland, Tacoma and Seattle and return ....--....$60.00
Portland, Tacoma and Seattle' and return one way
. via California $77.50
Denver, Colorado Spring! and Pueblo and return. .. .$17.50
Estes Park, Colo., and return j $24.50
Boise, Idaho, and return '. j. $54.50
Salt Lake City and Ogden and return .......... ...$32.50
Pbeonlx. Aril., and return $55.00
Yellowstone National Park, aide trip from Salt Lake
or Ogden, according to tour and accommoii lions
in Park $12.25 to $53.50
Panama-Pacific Expositions' Fares
(On Sale Daily)
San Francisco, Los Angelas and San Dlago and return $50.00
' San Francisco and return one way via Loa Angelea
and San Diego; other way via Portland. .$07.50
Portland, Tacoma and Seattle and return. .. .$50.00
Portland, Tacoma and SeatUe and return one way
via California $07.50
Pan-Paciflo Expositions' fares carry final return limit of
ninety days from data of sale; other Pacific Coast fares carry
final return limit to December 31st, 115.
Through dally standard and tourist sleeping car. service
to California points via acenla Colorado.
Let The Bee get you a job.
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Talking Machine Department fci
and most complete stock of
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