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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, EITKMHKU 2., I'M 5.
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HOME TO ROOST,
SAYS MR. SUNDAY
MONEY POURS INTO
THE TAB COFFERS
Omaha Leads Other Towns in the
Financial Support Given the
LARGE AMOUNTS PLEDGED
BY THE TEUTONS,
BANKERS HOLD OUT
FOR BETTER TERMS
American Financiers Think Allies'
Commission Tryinc to Put
FOR HIS RECALL
"BILLY" SENDS HOME A HOT SHOT TO THE MEN
At Sunday afternoon '3 meeting, for men only, the evan
gelist made his points effective by his illustrations. One
of his attitudes is here caught by the photographer.
Noted Erangeliit Delivers His Fa
mous Sermon to Men Only to
USES HO UNCERTAIN TERMS
Several Thousand Are Unable to
Gain Admittance to Tabernacle
TRAIL HITTERS NUMBER 174
mim sirs rxoTJu;.
Trail Attend. Collec
hlttr. anoe. tloas.
Prsvlona days... 393 17S.70O $10,113.11
Afternoon 8,000 son taken
Evening 83 8,000 884.1
Totals 475 189,700 $10,397.99
Carda signed at Kill (ramlln'a meet,
lags for boys and rlrla, 94.
"Billy" Sunday was not dlsap
pointing In his sermon for men only
at the tabernacle yesterday after
noon. He called a spade a spade and
in his references to matters of com
mon knowledge he used terms not
generally accepted in polite society
nor seen In the public print. With
characteristic facility he dealt in lan
guage that would cause the arrest of
any person using the same language
on the street or in a public place.
The crowd wss one of the largest 'of
the local campaign. It was generally
understood that the evangelist had a
unique vocabulary for hla men-only meet
ings, and during his discourse on Thick
ens Come Home to Roost" he brought
forth applause, laughter and wonderment.
Several thousands of men were unable
to gain admittance even to the standing
room section, which was crowded. "Billy"
Sunday put his best efforts Into his words.
(He ripped off his collar and tie and
turned down his shirt collar and the
lprplratlon trickled down to his belt
line. One hundred and seventy-four tra.il
hltters signed the cards and came for
ward In response to the Invitation.
I -Mort ''hni Koriranl.
During the trall-hlttlng period the evan
gelist put on his coat to avoid catching
cold, for he was dripping with perspira
tion. He stood on the topmost part of
the pulpit while he delivered hla entreaties
to men to come forward.
"Come on, menl Come on, men! Say
'I do, "Bill." by the grace of God.' Every
father, husband, aon, brother, comMor
ward. If you think It is unmanly, Then
don't come forward," were examples of
Another" meeting" for men will be "held
next Sunday afternoon, when the subject
will be "The Devil s Boomerang Up to
Date." On Sunday afternoon after next
Mr. Sunday will speak on "Boose," and
on that occasion two meetings will Be
held for men.
During the opening song service Homer
llodeheaver Indulged in a bit of levity
which sustained his reputation as a
humorist. He had the married men sing
and then called upon the single men, and
announced the verdict that the married
men could sing better.
A delegation from Des Moines was in
evidence. They stood up and a spokes
man declared that the tax assessor of
Polk county (of which Des laolnes is
the seat) had assessed them $17,000 less
and that ' Billy" Sunday should have the
Four Students Hurt
By Mizzou Bag Rush
COLUMBIA, Mo.. Sept 19 Four stu
dents of the University of Missouri were
hurt, one of them seriously. In the annual
'Sophomore-freshman bag rush, which was
won by the first year men here today
Paul Bowman of Slkeston, Mo., a fresh
man, who was rendered unconscious b
a blow on the base of the skull, tonight
wss in a critical condition at the Uni
The sophomores locked 150 freshmen in
the live stock pavilion after removing
their shoes and trousers, but their re
lease was ordered by the police Just be
fore the bag rush commenced.
MRS. VAN GIESEN FINDS
VALUABLE SUIT CASE
STAMFORD, Oonn., Bept. 18. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. H. C. Van Glesen of
Omaha lost a suit case here Wednesday
out of an automobile. In it were jewels
valued at about $6,000 and toilet articles
of high value. The suit case was found
In the street by Frank Ta no wits, a
Elavlsh moulder, and he returned it to
day to the police and received a reward
Mrs. Van Glesen was so happy over
the recovery of the jewels that she made
a considerable donation to the aoU.ce pen
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When the Sunday morning meet
ing at the tabernacle began, It was
announced that contributions to.'V
$27,000 "Billy" Sunday expe..'
fund amounted to iiu,3o.s, ti p:
amount being exclusive of a fund of
more than $5,000 raised by the ef
forts of a committee.
Duririg the meeting $5,128.07 In
cash raised Into the coffers of the
Omaha Evangelical association and
pledges brou ght the total for the
meeting to $8,495. This sum in
cluded the fund raised by the com
mittee. The result placed Omaha In the for
front as one of the most liberal cities In
which Sunday has conducted meetings.
The meeting was a money-rasing bee
and it partook of the spectacular. Rev.
Titus Lowe and Archibald Carpenter of
Omaha pleaded with the members of the
audience to part with their money. Ushers
announced names of contributors and the
amounts of their donations in stentorian
"Who will give $500?" demanded Car
penter. Ther e was a pause.
"W. E. Foshier V00."
"G. W. Wattles iriOO."
mailer Snms Drop In,
These announcements from from the
tabernacle floor were cheered. Both con
tributions were a part of the fund which
had been secured by the committee.
There were no more 1500 donations.
"Who will give $250 or more?"
me i arpenter Paper company, $300;
Sunderland Bros., $250: the stret railway
company, $250, and F. D. Wad, $200, were
the next announcements.
The $100 call brought twenty-four re
sponses, as follows: J. F. Wllhelm, H.
J. Grove, H. J. Hughes & Sons, W. t!
Graham, M. D. Cameron, Elmer Thomas.
N. H. Loomls, W. G. Ure, A Fried, N. A.
Dlsbrow, John Bekins, Warren Switxler.
John I.. Kennedy. F. A. Brosan. A. A
Lamoreaux, 11. H. BaldrlKe: three
"friends." $100 each; John, F. Flack. $100:
Dr. J. P. Lord, John R. Webster. Dr.
Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCllelland.
The $50 call was answered by thirty-five
The $26, $10, and $6 calls were answered
by a rapid-fire response. Reports of
money paid in cash, or pledged, sounded
from end to end of the tabernacle. The
effect was like the firing of a packet of
Jtiat-Coll -4he -A t. -
Efforts to give names Of donators were
abandoned la large measure. "Just call
the amounts," said Rev. Mr. Lowe.
Members of the choir got Into the game
and several announcements came from
After the riot of giving had spent Itself,
it was announced that the time had cume
to take the collection. The tin pans
were put Into use.
"Do not put money which you have
pledged into the collection." warned Rev.
Mr. Lowe. "Send it to the treasurer."
The pans went through the audience
and hundreds of coins rang merrily
against the metal.
Then "Billy" Sunday preached a ser
monrather a dignified on on "Thy
May File Charges
Of Perjury Against
ithls, took the floor, and in loud tones
T. J. Mcaulro, city prosecutor, sug-, tne women thit this was not an
Li,M,W r,medjr ,or he ""trwi opportunity to shake hands with Mrs.
bond- evil in police court following a!8unday( mereIy for tboM who wen,
Judt. Fn-rT? ?T D,Btrici I to be ved for Christ
Judge English yesterday. The proposed
remedy is the btiuglng of perjury charges ! Wears Maid's Cap.
agajnet bondsmen who, in qualifying, i A housemaid in the home of Mrs. Jo
make false statements. jaeph Weeth, whose black attire and little
Of sixty appeal cases called for hear- i white maid's cap, coupled with the
ing yesterday, the last day before the smiling countenance she directed at "Ma"
beginning of the new term of court, the' Sunday all through the meeting, was one
tionds on which offenders had been re. ' of the first to come forward. She grasped
leased were found to be worthless. Three 'Mrs. Sunday's hand and rained kiss after
or four men sign the majority of police. kiss upon It.
court appeal bonds. A weeping woman led her small son
Mr. McOulre will consult with County 'with her; a mother and her grown
Attorney Magney concerning the pro-' daughter; two little girls of about 10,
posal to bring perjury charges in cases who inarched up the aisle arm in arm,
where bondsmen give false Information and two high school girls bearing the
concerning property owned by them. local purple and white pennant were
The number of appeal cases has been 'among the trail hitters, rieveral girls in
greatly reduced by the Initiation of a! the choir wept all the while they sang.
new policy requiring fees to be paid In
advance. The point was first raised by
County Auditor Barnett
CUSTER COUNTY BABIES
MAKE HIGH SCORES
BROKEN BOW. Neb., Sept. U.-fSpe-clal.)
The better babies contest was one
of the features of the Custer county fair
and attracted considerable attention by
reason of the fact that the youngsters
entered were an unusually healthy lot,
few of them averaging under M per cent
Sweepstakes were taken by Donald Rob
ert Shaw of Broken Bow, his average
being 99 110 per cent. George A. Russom
of Broken Bow, received second boy's
prtie, the averaging being W 1-10 per cent.
In tho girls' class Jean E. Kune of
Broken Bow took first with 15-100 per
cent to her credit and Lola A. Cooper of
Gates was a good second, her average
being 88 S-10 per cent. There were be
tween thirty and forty entries from all
over the county. The examining board I
Hurst and Potts, all of
WISNER LETS CONTRACT
FOR SCHOOL HOUSE
WI8NBR, Neb., Bept 1 (Special )
The contract for building Winner's new
school house was awarded yesterday to
Anton Hansing of Wlsner for S-11.715. The
contract for the heating and plumbing
was awarded to the Western Heatlnir and
Plumbing company of Omaha for $7.3
There were ten bids for the general cori;
tract and eight for the plumbing anl
MAMf RESPOND TO
MA SUNDAY'S PLEA
When She Calls for Trail Hitters at
the Auditorium 115 Women
and Girls Respond.
URGES PERSONAL SERVICE
f "A" replica' of "Bllty"f Sunday's lar
famed "trall-hlttlng" was the climax
of "Ma" Sundsy's meeting for
women only Sunday afternoon at the
Auditorium .One) hundred and fif
teen women and girls of the audi
ence of 6,000 to 7,000 marched down
the long aisle as the choir and audi
ence rose and sang hymn after hymn,
and taking Mrs. Sunday's hand,
openly avowed Christ.
A bit more confusion marked the
feminine trall-hlttlng as compared to
the tabernacle performance, due to
the inexperience of the ushers. Then,
too, most of the women took Mrs.
Sunday's Invitation to come forward
and take her hand literally, as 'an
invitation to a reception following
the speech, and all made a bee-line
for the "trail."
Mrs. Asher, of the Bundsy party, seeing
i Mrs. Asher took ' Billy's'" place in urg-
Ing the women to come forward and in
keeping the choir members repeating;
their hymns. "Remember, this Is busi
ness for eternity!" she cried.
Mrs. Sunday's talk was largely a plea
for personal service. Hhe asked each
woman to make out a prayer list and to
do their utmost to win at least one per
son for Christ. Her talk was replete
with personal experiences.
fare "BHIy'a" Staff.
Once In a while she gave vent to a typi
cal "Billy" Sunday utterance as when
she told that she was brought up In a
"cold, stiff, ossified, petrlf'"d. Presby
terian surrounding." She said It was
hard for her to go out and speak, but
she always made up her mind she was
"going t or bust." That the unsaved were
often moie eager to receive the word of
Christ than the church seemed to be to
save them, was one of Mrs. Sundays
Maar Woan Weep.
When Mrs. Sunday called on women
who had unsaved husbands and children
to raise their hands, many of those who
responded to her call were weeping bit
terly. "I want to see the tabernacle chuck
bang full Friday afternoon," ssld Mrs.
Sundsy. This will be a service for moth
ers and grandmothers especially and ail
are asked to wear a white flower on that
A woman In a dark, red dress who sat
In the front row to the left hand dosed
peacefully through a greater part of Mrs.
All the women of the Sunday party.
' Mlns fJiace taxe, Mlvs Frances Miller,
Miss Alice t'. iml n ami Mra. William
1 Ahir wire va Uw J;lut.'or..t
FAIR OPENS TODAY
Exhibits All in Place and Every
thing: in Readiness for the Com
ing of the Big Crowds.
SOME GOOD RACES CARDED
A real. , oMMeslttoned Douglas county
fair, located on Its own grounds, and
having horse raolng, agricultural, horti
cultural, live stock and poultry exhibits,
begins today. It la the first time in many
years that a Douglas county fair has
had a plant of Its own.
The fair grounds are located at Benson.
The best of transportation facilities are
ready for the crowds which will use
them, and a highly successful fair is pre
dicted by officials of the agrlcultral as
sociation. The gates will be open today. All the
exhibits will be In place. The horse races
will begin Tuesday and will continue
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A
big dancing platform la another enter
tainment feature at the fair grounds. To
day and next Saturday admission will
be only 10 cents.
On race day a admission will be CO cents.
Admission to the grounds every evening
will be 10 cents.
Douglas county exhibitors of live stock,
poultry and agricultural and horticultural
products have provided an exhibition at
the fair grounds whloh will not be sur
passed at any county fair in Nebraska
or Iowa this year. Prospecta are, accord
ing to officials, that in future years the
local county fair will take a rank equal
to many state fairs.
Breweries Give 20
Per Cent of Beer for
Which Soldiers Pay
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
BERLIN. Aug. 16. Confiscation of a
part of the German beer production Is
a possible, though not probable, step to
be expected because of the abnormal
state of affairs existing In Germany to
day. Confiscation will be resorted to by
Jhe government only In case the brewer
tea fall to set aside a certain percentage
of their normal production SO per cent
for the use of the army.
Even the contemplation of such a step
Indicates the Importance which beer hns
In Germany and puts it Into exactly the
same category with bread and meat.
In the semi-official announcement deny
ing that any confiscation Is contemplated
Immediately, It Is definitely stated that
this step will become necessary only If
the breweiica, contrary to expectation,
fall to supply voluntarily that amount of
the brew which is regarded as "Indis
pensable." "With the strongly patriotic feelings
that Inspire all branches of our people,"
continues the announcement, "It Is as
sumed without question that the brew
eries will bear present conditions In mind
and will be willing to do their share
toward tiie well-being of our troops."
The report adds that the soldiers have
to buy the "beer which Is indlvpenssble
to their strengthening and well-being"
out of their own pockets, a drcumstnnce
which of necessity dictates to the ermy
authoritlfa In their establishment of
pric es paid or to be paid.
Austrians Forced to
Retire Before Slavs
VIBNNA (Via London), Sept. 1.-Ths
Austrians are withdrawing their front in
the sector of the Valhynlan triangle of
fortresses, Lutsk, Dubno and Rovnu, to
prepared positions further west, accord
ing to an Austrian official statement
given out here todsy.
In this section the Austrians are fight
ing axilnt-t superior Russian forces. It
i a'nttd. and have renulserf fitimer.ui,.
Great Russian Foitrtss Falls After
Making; Desperate Resistance
to Leg-ions of In
HAD LONG BEEN SURROUNDED
Official Announcement from Ger
man Headquarters Tells
x of Victory.
DESPERATE BATTLE IN NORTH
BERLIN (Via London), Sept. 19.
The Russian city of Vilna, at
which the armies of field Marshal
von lllndcnburg had been driving,
and which was stubbornly defended
until near surrounded by hostile
forces has been occupied by the Ger
mans, it was officially announced by
German army headquarters today.
LONDON, Sept. 19. Russian mili
tary experts believe that an excep
tionally important strategical period
has begun on the Russian north and
west fronts, according to a semi-official
statement Issued In Petrograd.
It Is said that everything leads to the
belief that the already desperate bat
tle going on In this section will
shortly become a general conflict,
greater than anything fought since
the battle of Warsaw.
The city of Vilna, which the Rus
sians have held so stubbornly, has
been partially surrounded by German
troops and its fall seems not far dis
tant. Field Marshal von Ilinden
burg's forces have broken through at
several points west of Vilna and are
driving the defeated Russians before
them, German army headquarters
declares. Only one railroad outlet, j
that to Ltd a, remains to the Rus-
In the fight for Dvlnk the Germans
claim to have raptured outlying positions
during attacks on the Russian bridge
head. Field Marshal von Mackensen, after
capturing I'lnsk and clearing the marshes
nesrby of the Russians, Is driving further
on and taking numerous prisoners.
In the south where the Russians still
clstm to be on the offensive, gaining
victories and making Important cap
j tiiree,- Berlin deoJares ;Ocrtnan vtroope
jhare begun to drive the Rusahtna beck,
j On the western front the French war
office reports a continuance of artillery
engagements. Berlin states an attempt
by French to recapture a trench section
recently won by the Germans near Per
th us was frustrated.
Workmen on strike in Fetrograd fac
tories have been notified to return to
work forthwith and the penalty of court
martial Is threatened.
Horse in Its Dash
Killed as Motors
A horse was killed, two autoa were
smashed and three persons narrowly
escaped Injury last night at Twentieth
and Douglas streets, when the two ma
chines came together while trying to
avoid collision with the horse, whloh was
Tlie animal was the property of the
Tuchman Grocery, and was being driven
by Kenneth Miller, S30i Davenport It
became frightened and MUler lost con
trol of It At Douglas street Mrs. L. M.
Rogers, wife of the oonfeotloner at
Twenty-fourth and Farnatn, was driving
a machine north and F, EL Teller, CZ3
South eighteenth, was oonllug In aa op
All three tried to avoid the crash, but
the attempts were la vain. The horse
received two broken legs and Policeman
Ferrand put It out of Its misery with a
Street car trafflo was halted for nearly
half an hour.
SCOTTS BLUFF MILL BURNED; TZSZZ
LOSS TEN THOUSAND wlth cotton goods already ex late and Is
! working well.
No general prohibition of textile pro
. ... (ruction haa been laid down, but the list
pletely destroyed the Scotts' Bluff of articles which msy be made baa been
j Roller Flouring Mills about 10 o'clock , restricted, so fsr as i osrtble. to the ab-
last night. Ths mills were owned I solutely necessary ss, for Instance, per.
and operated by the Bits Milling j sonsl and bed ilnen, clothes and linings.
I company, composed of local people, and I It Ir also stipulated what kind of ma-
the loas will be severe to the Individuals j terisls these may be made of, tho
as well aa the community. The harvest coarser being substituted for the finer
' of a very large crop of wheat must be I heretofore In use. Also the uso of cotton
; shipped, as the rebuilding will take aev- j U to be enlarged somewhat so that the
eral months. The fire also burned the Hat of textiles may be accord Inly clr
i pump house and windmill of the Bur- eumscrthed.
j llngton railroad, and threatened seriously! Regulation of wool production Is also
the plant of the C. 4k R. Etectrlc, and thelin prospect, probably differing somewhat
I Scotia' Bluff City Water Works. The from tho rules governing cotton, but In
i lesped 800 feet high, but the night wss any event prescribing what kind of
j still, and the volunteer fire department . woolen .may be used for given artlclea
kept it from reaching other contiguous I x restriction of the flax and hemp In-
property. The loss was about i,U0D 0"I-
law, and there was no Insurance.
nMAHA FIRM MAKES LOW
BID ON IRRIGATION PROJECT
GERINQ. Neb., Sept. IS (Special. )
' The Fred M. Crane Construction com-
psny of Omaha is the lowest bidder in a
field of more than a dosen upon scneauies
three and four, which is a portion of the
first ten miles of work on the Fort
I-aramle unit of the government Irrigation
Thru two schedules comprise
th.n tin mo vinti nf earth, bealdea
rock classifications and extra for over-'
hauls, and the Crane company's bid waa '
for 177.900. The Wlnaton Bros. Construe-!
tlon company of Minneapolis la the low
bidder on schedules one and two. Involv
ing 200,000 yards and the bid being I1JL
S47.60. The bids are yet to be passed upon
at Washington, but will undoubtedly be
awarded as they stand. Chicago, Denver,
Jiiealrlce aod Jatmtau bidders competed.
CLASH AT SEVERAL POINTS
NEW YORK. Sept. 19. The end
of today's brief business session
found the situation unchanged with
respect to the variance of opinion
j over the proposed Anglo-French
credit loan, except perhaps that some
of the financiers were adhering more
firmly to the Idea that banks sub
scribing to the b'g loan should re
ceive terms better than those given
to the Investor.
Over this and the matter of in
cluding munitions of war within the
scope of the loan's operations, there
was still marked difference of opin
ion between some American hankers
and the Anslo-Frenrh financial com
mission. These bankers want to have
munitions excluded from the list of
exports to be paid from the proceeds
of the loans, it is reported, w hile the
commission is said to be of the opin
ion that munitions should ba In
cluded. Notwithstanding many rumors to the
contrary, there was every Indication to
night that an adjustment of differences
over these and other minor proposals
was still far from accomplishment.
Dark 1'lctnre Tainted.
In their negotiations with the commis
sion the American financiers apparently
have had In mind continually the blow
which might be dealt American Industry
should the commissioners fall In their
At the beginning of parley, it was said,
the commissioners pointed out that the
estimate of the loan In their opinion wss
mora vital to America than to either
Great Britain or France. Today, nine
days after the commission's arrival here,
the Impression seemed to be gaining
ground thnt perhaps this dark ploture
was painted with a purpose, and that in
reality neither Great Britain nor France
wouM ,pt d(un of mnor lniporUnce
hut to them the door of the only great
world market now open. Bo far, if re-
ports be true, the commission hsa hardly
budged from Its original tentative pro
posals. The time has now eome, many
American bankers feel, for Great Britain
and France to make concessions.
The first proposal that there would bo
no collateral entirely upset all the calcu
lations made by financier here In ad
vance of the commission's arrival. The
bankers gave in and the commission won
on that score. ,
Amnnnt of te Loan.
As to. the amount of. the loan, the ffn
mission asksd for $l,ou0,0"O.O00, while the
American bankets had hardly considered
more than half that sum aa, an outslda
figure. There. Is good reason, apparently,
to believe that the commission will be
satisfied with $600,000,000 to $StW,000,000.
The third detail wss the Interest rate.
Bankers here had thought that they
would receive something for their serv
ices In underwriting the loan. The com
mission. It la understood, entertained no
such opinion. With the exception of a
vigorous minority of objectors, the finan
ciers, from what can be learned tonight
had been preparing to surrender that
point as well to the British and French
(visitors. There la however, a growing
demand that the bankers be afforded bet
Use of Textiles by
(Correspondence of the Associated Press!
BRRL1N, Aug. ia-einoe the Importa
tion of textile raw materials Into Ger
many has been almost stopped, the army
authorities have perfected a plan er
economic schedule, by the terms of whloh
the textile Industry of Oermany will be
regulated and controlled. It has been
worked out with a careful consideration
of the sutinlles of textiles now on hand
an(1 wlth . V,BW of malting them last as
long aa possible.
This Is to be accomplished, In part, by
forbidding for the time being the pro
duction of luxurlea, and suiting produo-
dustry 1 also planned,
rmy contracts are not to be governed
jby any of the new rules. Those who
Jready mads contracts with th.
them out, whether or not the production
of the articles In question Is forbidden.
UNCLE SAM HAS BIG LIGHT
ON THE PANAMA CANAL
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
PANAMA, Aug. IS.-Four powerful
have been Installed oa the
fortified inlands in Panama bay at tha
Pacific entrance to the Panama canal.
These lights are sixty Inches in circum
ference and are capable of sending their
reya about twelve miles out to sea.
Kach Monday night the lights are to
be turned on for practice purposes. The
first time the brilliant rays were shot
across ths bay toward Panama City. It
caused considerable exoltement among
1 the native population.
Ambassador Defends His Action in
Attempting: to Prevent Aus
trians Working in Muni
tions Plants. '
WRITES LETTER TO LANSING
Complains of Restrictions Imposed
on Communications with Hii
SAYS NOT GIVEN A FAIR SHOW
NEW YORK. Sept. 19. Dr. Con-
Btantin T. Dumba, Austro-Hungarlan
ambassador to the United States,
whose recall has been asked by this
government because of his admitted
proposal to Instigate strikes in Amer
ican munition plants, defends hla
action In a lengthy letter sent to
Secretary Lansing at Washington
last Friday, and made publio by the
Ambassador here tonight.
Dr. Dumba protests against tho
request for his recall as unjust and
complains of the restrictions Imposed
by this government upon his com
munications with his home govern
ment. He says that the diplomatic
representatives of the allies In this
country have uncensored use of the
rabies, a privilege which Is denied
Ir. Dumha takes exception to Secre
tary Lansing's charge that he "confessed
to having conspired to bring about strikes
In American munition works" and de
clares that he haa communicated with
his government, asking for a leave of
absence that he may explain his posi
Way V. a. Acted.
The action of the Washington govern
ment requesting the recall of Dr. Dumba
was taken after It had received Informa
tion from, a copy of a letter the am
bassador had sent to his government
through James F. J. Archibald, an Amer
ican cltlsen, traveling under an American
passport. When Archibald's mission wss
revealed the ambassador admitted hav
ing entrusted Archibald with the letter
to Vienna bearing on his plana for with
drawing Austro-Hungarlan laborers and
handicapping 'American plants making
war munitions for the allies.
The ambassador then called on Secre
tary Ianalng and explained his actions.
The request for his recall followed, In a
note to the Vienna government;
Complaining of the restrictions placed
upon him through the American wireless
censorship, the ambassador. In hla letter
t6 Secretary ' Lansing, sayst
"As the Austro-Hungarlan ambassador
Is and has been for many months past
In the phenomenal position of being un
able to communicate privately with hla
government, although our enemies 'are
and have been permitted freely to use
the cables for their secret code dispatches
without oensorshlp, I have, by the grace
of your department, been permitted to
enmmunloate with my government,
through the German embassy, but to the
extent only of asking for leave of ab
sence to the end that X may. In person,
explain my position, and meantime, to
susend Judgment upon the charges con
tained In your excellency's message, and
am now awaiting a reply.
"I have not even been allowed to advise
my government that I do not admit hav
ing conspired to do any act in violation
of the laws of the country to which I
am accredited and whose hospitality I
have enjoyed and have In no way abused.
The message that I sought to have trans
mitted to that effect waa rejected by your
censors, aa hereafter explained. Ia some
unaccountable way this eoafldeatlal mea
aage waa communicated to the press and
haa been published.
"I, of oourse, do not and eannot ques
tion the power of the government of the
United States to dismiss me by handing
me my passports and assuring me safe
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