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OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUSING, fcEPTKMBKR 7, lni.V-TWKlA'F. rAOKS. "oVrt'mi SLVGLE COI'V TVo CENTS.
START FESTAL DAY
WITH BIG PARADE
Large Number Jofn in the Demon
stration Through Gaily Deco
. rated Streets of City.
WOMEN SWELL THE NUMBERS
Ideal Weather Brings Thousands to
Sown Town Section to See the
SOUTH SID EES ALSO JOIN IN
Sturdy workmen of the various
trades celebrated tie day set aside
for them each year by a splendid
parade In Omaha. It was said to be
by odds the best Labor day parade
that Omaha has ever seen.
And the paraders weren't all mere
men, -either. A number of automo
biles carried numerous representa
tives of the fair sex. There were
several floats, plenty of banners and
several of the delegations in line
wore distinctive uniforms.
The day was Ideal In every way. The
early rain had Just laid the dnst and old
dod Sun wa on the Job. The various
public building were gaily decorated j
and the festivity of the scune In labor's !
honor waa still further enhanced by the
banners strung along the streets in honor
of the national convention of the letter
Police Lead the Way.
The parade was scheduled to start at
00 o'clock, and It started ' with very
little delay. Headed by a platoon of po
lice. It moved east from Twentieth and
Farnam streets, with bands playing
gaily. A great crowd was on the streets.
The various trades had splendid repre-
MtitaMnna nut Thn Mrnontcrl1 WPT
several hundred ' strong. The plumbers
were in force and the masoXs and the
The plumbers all 'carried canes made
to look like two pieces of pipe Joined to
gether, with the proper Joints known to
all members of the v union, but not to
A feature of the plumbers' part of the
parade was a float which combined the
practical with the humorous. On the float
were all the equipment of a bathroom,
even to the steam radiator. In the bath
tub waa a colored boy, only his head and
neck visible. Most everybody had some
thing to shout at the grinning youth, It
Movies In Parade.
The moving picture operators' union had
t float, a complete moving picture mi
dline outfit with colored ribbons run
ntng from the front of the machine and
-radiating to-TJau.Tia IfJm tirttie
float, on which was the name of the local
union and the legend "Safety First."
The features of the parade received
frequent cheers from the spectators on
In the afternoon ttie "official" labo
celebaatlon continued at the German
Home on South Thirteenth street, with
itftletlo contests, sports, music, dancing
Boat a Btdrrs Join.
Members M the South Side Central
Labor Union joined In the parade. Offi
cials met at the South Side headquarters
at Twenty-fourth and M streets and from
there went to North Omaha, where they
luined the procession, carrying local ban
ners. The local representation numbered
Joliet Convicts See
Prize Fight, Despite
Order of Governor
JOLIET, 111.. Sept . Labor day was a
real holiday for the hundreds of convicts
in the state penitentiary here. Forgetting
the walla and bars which cut them off
from the outside world, the convicts stood
up. and howled with glee while two
pugilists pummeled each other In a regu
lation ring in the prison yard.
In Chicago Governor Dunne became In
censed when he learned that the boxing
bouts were la prospect. He telegraphed
to the wsrden that the fistic feature of
the program was wrong and must be
eliminated. The telegram, howeVer, ar
rived too late, as the bouts were over and
the convicts had had their fun.
London Exchange .
LONDON', Sept. (.American exchange
continues to fluctuate feverishly and In
the opinion of financiers here the out
look is still very uncertain. Cable trans
fer opened lower at M Sn8H.e8H. The
rate fell to RW-WHST. with few buying
orders and later held around 14-67 In a
very uncertain market
For Nebraska Partly cloudy; warmer
In southwest portion tonight N
Omaha Tester day.
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MAMMOTH FLAG IN THE
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LETTER CARRIERS "
Business by Reading- Seport for
Last Two Years: '
DELEGATES ARRIVE HOURLY
"To be whipped to bed and whipped
to work by the Iron hand of circum
stance Is an economic absurdity,"
shouted President Edward J. Qalnor
of the National Association of Letter
Carriers, during his extensive report
and address at the opening of the
convention at the Auditorium this
Mr. Qalnor did not say that letter
curriers are whipped to bed and
I whipped to work, but rather pointed
Xitlt'''tBgt,tfllSongftr6n' no" longer
exists as extensively as It once did.
He was speaking of Sunday dosing
and holiday closing when he came to
"We now know ttiat Sunday livery was
never necessary. It was Just habit," he
said. "The same is true of countless other
eustoms. We Inherit them and abide by
them for years until we suddenly discover
they serve no useful purpose.
"Every year brings a more general
observance of ffc holidays. Business
houses are closed now during hours that
a decade ago seemed impossible. It
should not require all of a man's working
hours to make a living."
President Qalnor declared his belief that
a pledge for a retirement bill will be in
cluded In the principal political platforms
drawn up In the 1916 national conventions.
Petition for Bill.
He recommended a campaign of pub
licity for the retirement propaganda. He
recommended that the Incoming officers
of the association and the board pre
pare a petition to congress setting forth
the principal reasons for the desirability
of a retirement provision on the statutes.
He recommended that congress be pe
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Pay and Pensions
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Sept .-"Better
Pay and Shorter Hours' Is the slogan
of the delegates to the National Federa
tion of Postoffice Clerks that opened
here today for a week's session.
Practically the entire week, it waa an
nounced, wUl be devoted to preparing a
program, for whloh. It Is said, the post
office clerks will ask, are:
Retirement for aged postal workers; a
higher salary classification; a civil serv.
ice court of oppeals;. an adequate com
pensation for Injury law; elimination of
the stop-watch in speeding clerks to
This Is the first time the federation
has met on the FaoUc coast
Fahe Photograph Causes Murder
of Two Americans by Mexicans
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Sept. a -The
disposition of troops in the Broownsvllls
section continue today. By midweek
there will be 4,H)0 men, cavalry, Infantry,
artillery, signal and aero corps In this
district a command large enough, It is
hoped, to exert sufficient moral force to
make the use of physical foroe unneces
sary In maintaining quiet In the border
counties with their 70 per cent Mexican
The troops are patrolling a territory
nearly the size of Maine which conta n !
only one city, Brownsville, Tex. How to
distinguish between loyal and disloyal
Mxloan eltisens Is an unsolved problem
and a lack of this knowledge Is s
menace to the International relations.
Some Americans have come to believe
even that other nations are trying to In
volve Mtxlco with the Viiited Ktatea. A
few credit reports that Americans who
wish intervention sre behind most of the
la t.. to inuuhs sines U budlls
LETTER CARRIERS' PARADE Carried by the Omaha division of the Letter Carriers'
IN TELEPHONE CASE
Attempt Made to Barn Eljan Home
When Son Finds Prowler
THREAT AGAINST DAY AND BEN0
The officials of the telephone
company are understood' to have In
their possession the confession of
the person who set the mysterious
fires In the Council Bluffs binldlngs
and caused such a furore of excite
ment In Council Bluffs during the
last wees:. .
The confession is said to have
been mado by Adolph Klgan, IS.
year-old son of Manager Elgan of
the Telephone-company of Council
Bluffs. It is not likely that any pros
ecution will result, though this has
not been definitely determined.
The motive for the offense ap
pears as yet to be obscure.
What was at first believed to b a
practical Joke took on a more serious
phase when it was discovered yester
day morning that In addition to a
guantlty of gasoline having been
thrown upon the front porch of the
residence of Frank Elgan, district
manager of the towa Telephone com
pany of Council Bluffs, the telephone
wires had been cut. Mr. Elgan's son,
Adolph, aged 15 years, discovered the
gasoline by detecting Its odor, and
was hit with a brick by a man whom
he encountered 'In the rear of the
Manager Elgan was also called up by
a man who said he was a friend and also
friendly to the company, but who would
not give his name. He said he had over
heard a conversation In which It was de
clared that Manager Elgan and F. J,
Day and Charles Bono, prominent Coun
cil Bluffs business men, were marked
for death because they "sold out" a lot
of small stockholders in the old Inde
pendent Telephone company.
S(lea Aatoe Recovered.
MASON CITY, Ja.. Sept (.-Special
Telegram.) four automobiles stolen from
this city have been recovered. All were
sold In Freeborn county, Minensota. Of -
fleers are after two more.. F. V. Kehr
and Clarenoe Hunt have admitted the
CEDAK FALLS, la.. Sept. . (BpedsJ
Telegram. )-Bert Irwin. 18 years of age,
night watchman at the Waterloo, Cedar
Falls 4 Northern substation, was found
dead on ths floor, with hie right side
badly burned. Indicating he had touched
a live wire. He was married and the
father of several children.
began operations four Americans have
been murdered. Two have been killed at
Sebastian by 'Mexicans who were their
Personal enemies AnD&MntJv th I-mur t
of racial revenge did not enter Into these
killings until last week's murder of two i
Americans near Ban Benito. i
It la now established that two Americans I
were, killed partly In retaliation for sorye
picture post cards which have been I
spread over all northeast Mexico. These
were pictures of Texas rangers on horse-
hark with ropes about ths bodies of some '
Mexicans killed several weeks ago In the '
fight at Norlas. The rangers did not drag
these bodies. The only posed for the .
pictures to satisfy a Photographer. The
wide sale of these pictures prodnosd bad
The new Seventy-ninth district eourt
held its first sitting today at Klo Grande
City, about li0 miles up ths river from
here. Some of the attorneys who attended
court from the old counties ssid they
were i-arrylr.g a lawbook la on hnd and
a putol iu the oti.ir.
ENGINES CRASH IN
Bryan" and "Roosevelt" Meet on!
Track at Speedway as Spec
tacle for Big- Crowd.
MOTORCYCLE RACES ON PROGRAM
Two locomotives met In a head-on
collision at the speedway Ute yester-
day afternoon a, a climax to more
ffnun (TlHa hnMII antarlnln mnnt A
than three horsu' entertainment, A
crowd of spectators which filled the
grand stand and bleachers' with the
exception of the sections furthest
west and overflowed onto the broad
track, was seemingly well pleased
with the show
The engines were named "Bryan"
and "Roosevelt," those words having
been painted on their sides in big
white letters. ' "
"Bryan" advanced from the west
and "Roosevelt' from the east.
A series of explosions of dynamite
bombs marked the progress of the en
gines ' to their meeting place. The ' en
gineers Jumped.' "Bryan" ' came the
faster. Almost directly opposite from the
rrand stand . the . engines crashed to
Doth Baa-laes Shattered.
The engine which was movtng the
faatat suffered less -damage than the
other, but both were greatly, shattered.
Each was pushed to one side In opposite
directions, but both remained standing.
Fire broke out In one engine, . but it
was Immediately o,uenched by floods of
water and steam. The air was filled
with- steam' which poured from the
Part of the crowd rushed pell mell
over toward the engines immediately
after the 'collision and waso restrained
The wrecked engines were sold to a
gunk dealer for a reported price of
t3M. It was said that the scrap con
tained $300 worth of brass and other
valuable materials and as soon as the
' crowd left the work of removing the
! H. i.rt. headl
Petersoa Proves Fast.
Carl Peterson went to the front In
He motorcycle races. Carl Mimger,
-fwho was secdhd In the f.rst race, a
! five-mile event, was injured a haf hour
Uiter wh,n hu nlcnim wc,,t down wlth
hUtt n the. back stretch whilo he was
, taking a practice spin,
i He was unable to rise and serlgus
Injuries were feared, but after he had
. been removed In an automobile It was
I announced that his injuries were of
minor character. .
At Ward o( Los Angnles was third In
the first race, but was second in the
others. In close finishes.
John B. Is Wlssri.
In the pacing raoe John B-, the winner,
was forced to make a hard drive the
first two heats by Billy Seal, which In
his younger dsys was sn excellent race
horse. The time for the three heats was
l:. 1:0 and 1:09. Major Cyastantins.
a nine -yser-oJ. was third and Teddy
! U W" 'ourth-
Here arc the dates for our
coming Ak - Ssr- Ben
Sept. 29, Carnival begins
Oct. 5. Floral Parade
Oct. 6. Electrical Parade
Oct. 8. Coronation Ball
Oct. 9, Carnival Ends
TOBASCO IS RISING
State Reported to Be in Revolt and
Governor and Other Offi
THOUSANDS FACE STARVATION
VERA CRUZ. MeJL. Sunt. 4 -Vla
TTfaVAnfi i-Tha malnsi nst (. thai
Ut of Toba((CO
the Carranza government. Street
ftghtlng In San Juan Dautlsta, the
capital of the state, and In Frontera, ment from America to European balllg-
a town on the coast, resulted In ths rnt of war munitions and rrltiolsed the
irliiino- or,-..i r.i j .v attitude of the administration toward the
killing of General Colorado, the Car- maU.r( th, ot Pejl0. t(vUw
ranta governor, the chief of police no formal declaration In favor of an
and the secretary of state. i embargo.
Many women and children were ' In"t"1 11 dopted a resolution contain
lrliio Ing ths following statement of principles
killed on the street. The Carrania M ,xpreMlo of th. purposes of ths
officials remaining seized a boat at organisation: '
frontera and escaped to Vera Crul. That the majority of Amerlnans are op-
.... poned to war except for national defenne.
According to reports, TobaBCO is That the time has come to discard war,
making an effort to Join the state of ''fwiosJa. wheTishtened
Oaxaca In maintaining Independence
of General Carranza. Oaxaca re-
... ,, . .
yolted last June and has since re -
fused to cognie General Carransa.
Americans arriving overland from
.... ' . .
Oaxaca Bay that thousand of natives
are starving, or have died as the re-
suit of eating poisonous roots
Denial by Caurraasa thief.
WASHINGTON, Sept (.-Major Oeo
eral Funeton reported today that Gen
eral Nafarette, the Car r ansa commander
at Matamoras. had again denied that
Carransa troopers were raiding the Mex
ican border, and proposed bringing more
Carransa troops to tht Mexican slds to
suppress disorders. The Carransa au
thorities have suggested a conference to
arrange Joint action.
Qtneral Funston's message Included the
following report from Colonel Bullard at
"Carrania ron.SI spates to ms that he
has today la person informed Nafarette
at Matamoras of the fact that Americans
snd Carransa troops are this morning
facing each other near Mission snd In
danger of conflict; that Nafarette replied
he would order his troops to move back
(Continued on I'age Two,- Column Two.)
Members of Texas
COUPl-a CHRI8TI. Tsx., Sept. ( -Judge
Waller T. Burns opened district
court here this morning for the trial of
forty-one defendants In ths election fraud
crecs. A preliminary skirmish of counsel
preceded the regular trial, with a motion
to quash the Indictments. A special
venire of thirty .men. whose names were
kej l secret- until their appearance In
eourt was called for the trial and em
panelling the jury probably will take all"
The grand Jury convened this morning
under a special call and waa slven a
i charge to Investigate political conditions
j In Puvai eounty, of whloh San Diego la
the county seat. Sixty witnesses havs
, been summoned from there,
j Ti e Inr!!. tmtnt under whlih the forty
; one defendants are to be tried was re-
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.u. .vi.vwiii yiuiuuseu investiga
tion by agents of the Department of Jus
tice of the election of 1914. lit gynlch vote.s
were alleged to havs been bribed and
to have had their poll taxes paid for the
purposes of voting.
Tuo charges Involve some of the most
prominent men Ja publlo life here,
namely, District Judge W. B. Hopkins,
who Is serving his sixth term; County
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ger, county clerk; Sheriff at. fa. Wright,
County Assessor Joseph Dluntser and
County Collector Ld ft. Oliver.
BY HUGE CROWD AT
Evangelist Tells Church Members
They Will Have to Get
More "Pep" to Win
MEETS OLD FRIEND ON ROAD
1 Has an Interesting- Session With .
Charley Cook, Who Handles j
y Throttle on Train.
! TEL1S THE ST03Y OF HIS LIFE
COIININO. Ta.. 8ept. 6. (Special!
Telegram.) "Well. If it airt old
Hill Sunday! H'are ya B ll!"
Horny fisted Charley Cook, rall-i
road rnjtlncer on the Burlington, j
stui k out a h-un-'tv fist and gripped
the maul c? Hill Suuday.
11111 rtuck out n hmn-ltke fist al
most bs hard and gripped the hand
! of a pnl of bygono dsys. Together
thpy rode In the cab of tlio passen-
' ger train that was taking Hill Sunday
and hit party to Corning, where this
1 morning the evanpolint had the en
tire population of this city under his
spell for over an hour;
Cook and Sunday were pals In the
days when bolh were knee-high to
a grasshopper, and they recounted
some great old tales as the train
' The town of Corning "closed up." liter
ally and actually, today to hear Mr.
The tabernacle, which waa opened here
yesterday by the committee In charge
J of the Corning revival, waa filled today
by the 6,00) persons.
Mr. Bundny didn't waste any time get
ting Into action. His talk, was extern- I
I porancoua ny Inter-mlnxled with ths
; story of his life. Its told how he was
I brought up In an orplumnge, on a milk- j
weed, or words to that effect, snd how
he got his diploma In the University of
i Then he launched into a fusillade di
rected at the "dead ones" In Coming.
"Why. Ml bet this burg Is full of moss- I
back church members that are more of '
a detriment to Qod Almighty than they
are helper. Rout 'em out and make 'em
need hitting. The harder you yell, the
harder I'm going to hit."
Friends of Peace
CHICAGO. Sept. 1 Although speaker)
after speaker declared against the snip-
men end women bind themselves together
That there should be freedom of the
; seas snn insi me uniiea mates snouiu
' contribute to this result by insisting that
seas snd thst the united mates should'
That the manufacture of death dealing
i Implements should not be for profit, but
solely for national defonse.
I HD,t that such notions Involve the flnsn- ;
I clsl Interests of our people with the "de-1
Oilnlng fortunes of belligerent nstlona I
That in view ot all these things the !
Friends of Peace plrdxed themselves to !
work to counteract teaohlnps of fslse
morality regarding warfare, expose hypo
critical phrases to encourage the war '
spirit and eliminate from public life every !
politician and every false teaohor playing '
upon the prejudices of the unthinking
wliiie secretly serving the manufacturers
af arms and armament
at Snow Hill, Md.
SNOW HILL, Md., Bept. (.Levin P.
Robinson, his wife and Alonxo Redden,
a farm hand, were shot and killed by
Frank Orano, at Robinson's farm, near
here, today. Orano was arrested on the
road to Snow Hill, where he waa go'ng
to give tilnself up, he said. Jealousy of
Mrs. Robinson was glvsa as ths cause ot
the triple murder. '
Bribing of Voters
The defendants have engaged several
of ths elite of the Texas bar aud blame
their prosecution to the alleged machina
tions of their political enemlos.
The empanelling of the Jury was pre
ceded by two hours' srgument on ths
motion to quash Indictments against ths
defendants on the ground that the In
dictments alleged "fraud," but. no! any
specific violation of the federal statutes.
The defense also urged that the' motion
be quashed on the ground that other
allegations sre exclusively state offenses.
Ths arguments were Interrupted by the
empanelling of a grand Jury. Out of
fifty veniremen, thirty-seven answered
and of this number seven were excused.
The petit Jury of twelve men was being
selected this afternoon. Judge Burns
Intimated at the close of the morning
session thst the motion to quash the In
dictments would be overruled when he
told the members . of the Jury already
qualified, many of them would serve on
the trial Jury and that It would be neces
sary for them not to discuss the eases
or suffer themselves to be approached
Shortly after noon the grand Jury snade
a third report on the same Indictments,
the latest being te correct the one re
turned last week. The si counts were
reduced t five.
BERLIN SAYS IT .
HAS NO REPORT
Allan Lir.er Damaged by Explosion
Saturday h;jjat Remains
Afloat for Thirty
MAY HAVE STRUCK A MINE
No Statement Yt Obtained from.
Anyone Who Paw Either Mine
SEVERAL OF CREW ARE MISSIN0
HI I. MCI IN.
BERLIN Ola London), Sept. 6. ,
Tuo Uorman admiralty has as yet na
information regarding the Hesperian
case. The sinking of the liner was
(Officially commented upon to this ef
"U is more advisable to await mora
definite news as to whether thel
..huii'I' vns Boiuaiiy turned out, and
.' so, under what conditions."
'(" fl. A message
from Consul Frost to the American
embassy said that the total lose of
life might reach twenty. According
to information telegraphed by Mr.
Frost, the Hesperian went down at
6:41 o'clock at a point not far from
the scene of the explosion, all those
on board at the time being rescued.'
LONDON, Bopt. 6. A Reuter tel
gram from Amsterdam says a semU
official message from Berlin, con'
rcrning the torpedoing of the Hes
perian, states the details must be
awaited as to whether the vessel was1
torpedoed at all, and If ao, the ctr-j
cumstances which led to the- tor
pedoing. LONDON, SeptToT The Allan 11ns
steamer Hesperian sank at :4S
o'clock, this morning within a few
miles of Queenstown, after Captain'
Main and a volunteer rescue crew of
twenty-five had made a brave fight
to bring the crippled ship Into port.'
During the night the Hesperian set
tled gradually . by th head. Day'
ilght showed the dee.ks.ttt,. .aaj
the liner about to take th final
plunge. The captain and crew were;
taken off by rescue boats and landed
later at Queenstown by the steamer,
. The sinking or the Hesperian la
(Continued on. Page Two, Column Two.)
"I say to the forces of dam
nation in Omaha, the God
forsaken, weasle-eyed, pus
gutted, hog-Jowled spawn of
bell, come on, we're ready for
you, and you cannot harm us,
for we are ambassadors of
"A lot of people wero mighty
pious when they had to walk,
but now that they can afford
a Ford or a Pierce Arrow or a
Packard, It's 'good-bye, God;
I'll see you later.' " .
"An angel from heaven
couldn't come to Omaha and
live for a week and asso
ciate with some of the people
you train with and go back to
heaven without being fumi
gated, carbollclied, 1 formalde
hyded, dry-cleaned and made
If a man doesn't settle his
salvation before the under
taker pumps him full of em
balming fluid, he's all In."
"Any time you thick you
can do this stunt better than
I can. butt In, old man. A
THE WANT-AD. WAY
All Rights Reserved. '
I pat a Want-ad la the paier
Sot say sales w a liula M slack
?wsi nly a vsry short ad
Bat rxa getttag pros-teoia by th staes)
Xi'e She first vtsse I ever tr4 taess '
Bat from the reeult that I've a4
I see yoa eaa wake no you haaluae
By Bala a Utile Bee ad.
Vo matte was"! 11 of Valines ywa ti
Yea will a a very imul ooe
BV astag a UtUe Bee WuWl
BeTi all ae bnslaess yvw'T seer.
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