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    The Omaha Daily
VOL. XLV-NO. 85.
Ob TveJae, at Hotel
lf UuwU, eve M
View of Two Big Missouri Pacific Engines Soon
After Head-On Collision in Which Three Were Killed
Grandmother! Held to Hake Up the
Audience at the Tabernacle,
Where the Evangelist Is
at Hii Best
Tribute to Woman Who Manicures
Fingernails Over Washboard
to Support Children. '
Silvery tresses, wrinkled, care
worn visages and trembling foot
steps distinguished the greater num
ber in the audience to whom Billy
Sunday preached his mothers' and
grandmothers' sermon Friday after
noon at the tabernacle. This is one
of the revivalist's best sermons and
It brought out the largest week-day
afternoon attendance since hli ar
rival, over 7,000 being present. The
entire middle section nearest the
platform and a large section of seats
on the platform were reserved for
the mothers and grandmothers.
Ninety-one persona hit the trail.
White flowers and white ribbons,
honoring mother, were worn by al
most everyone present, "Billy," too,
and "Ma" each wearing a white rose.
"Ma" came back from Winona Lake,
Ind., in time to be present at the
The Ironclad rule of the tabernacle,
"All hata removed!" waa aet aalda when
Homer Rodeheaver announced that tha
women over 65 years of age might keep
their hats on If they chose. A great
number of women kept thalr hata on,
some of the younger women also not be
ing intimidated by the limitation.
Rev. Lonard Groh, for twenty years
pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran church,
was escorted to the platform and offered
tha opening prayer.
Passing atreet cars annoyed "Billy"
Sunday as he began his talk and he
waited for them to pass. Then he shouted
to the ushers. "Don't let people come
down the alslea to hunt seats 1"
Story of Mooes.
Mr. Sunday's sermon wee based en the
story of Mosea and hi mother.
"I'm going to heaven some day through
faith In Jesus, though a man In Omaha
told me I was going to hen. and the first
person I'm going to hunt up after Jesus
is the mother of Mosea. I'm gome to ask
her how much money she got from
Pharaoh's daughter for. nursing her own
baby," said the speaker.
"I think that's a great Joke."
Mr. Sunday paid high tribute to the
mother who "manicures her finger nails
over the washboard to keep her brood
out of the poor house."
"There are not devils enough in heU to
pull a boy out of the arms of a godly,
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Forgets Where to
Meet Her Mother
Twelve-year-eld Katherlne Hoffman left
her mother at the tabernacle to go over
to the nursery where the children were
playing. Her mother designated a spot
where to meet at the close of the meeting.
On Ka-therlne's return she was unable
to locate her mother, whereupon she
burst Into tears. Two women led her
weeping to the platform and appealed to
Mr. Brewster for assistance in finding
the mother.
Mr. Brewster mounted a- chair and
called out to the stragglers that a little
girl was lost.
Mrs. Hoffman was in the crowd and
came forward to claim her tear-stricken
"I forgot where you said I should meet
you," sobbed Katherlne.
Belma Ohlfs, the 8outh Side crippled
girl la whom a number of Omaha club
women are Interested, was brought to the
tabernacle with her mother by Mrs. O. F.
Copper. Dr. C. M. Day provided an auto
mobile to bring the crippled girt
The Weather
Forecast till 1 P. m.. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Showers; not much change in tempera
ture. Trnuraiira at Omaha Yesterday.
Hours. IX"
6 a. m
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a. ro
10 a- m
11 a m......t.
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1 p. m
t p. m.
I p. m.
4 p. m
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64 I
70 i
74 :
p. m.
7 p. m.
t p. m.
Highest yesterday .
lxnfct yesterday .
Mean temperature .
Precipitation ..
Temperature and
Loral R'-cord. :
im. 1914. 1911 lii.
4 a t.i ti
61 64 4S W
..... 6 fl M to
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precipitation depar--
turea from the normals
Normal temperature O
KxceM for uio day i
Tjtal dert IftMcy r nee March 1 456
Normal precipitation.. .08 Ineh
Ieficiency for tha day 01 Inch
Total rainfall since March L...H 46 inches
iH-ficlency since March 1 mi inch
iJfflc'cmy far cor. period, 114.I.4 Inches
deficiency for cor. perl.!, 1113. 6.7S inches
norts f rum stations at T P. M.
Ktetlon and State
o( Weather.
Oieyeniie, cloudy ....
Iwvrnport. clear
Iwuver, cloudy
Ies Moines, cloud .
T,.i city, cloudy...
Temp. Hiifh- Raln
1 p. in, eat. full.
.... M
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.... H
1S T
74 .00
Bt .00
,W .00
74 T
C6 .01
ti .oo
74 . .00
at jm
lender, cloudy
North Platte, clear....... 74
Omaha, cloudy .. 70
VueUo, cloudy - M
Conference of Laymen Waxes Warm
aa Country Brethren Try to Put
One Over on City Folks.
Omaha district, SC. S. Cameron, Tlrrt
Zilaeola dlstrlot, W. S. Gates, Uneoln.
Tectunseh district, CK st. Bockasr,
Waver ly.
Oraad island district, O. 3. Teasel
Keating district, George X. puxlook,
Kearney district, John ' sT. Srydsn,
Koldreee district, BCra. Emma, J. Cos,
Talrbnry district, George K. Davis,
Blue erinrs.
Horfolk district, . B. Svana, Dakota
Beserresi Chancellor O. A. Seller of
STsbraak, Weslsyaa university, Tfnlver.
slty maoei Idas Bile Watson, Xdaoolni
John XL. Slater, Koldrege.
"Politics! 'gag rule!" "unfairt"
"unjustl" "cruel!" "insultl" and
similar epithets heated the atmo
sphere at the First Congregational
church during the, opening session ot
the quadrennlel conference ot Ne
braska Methodist laymen. Old
timers In the councils ot the church
said afterward it was one ot the live
liest sessions since the good old
"shouting Methodism" went out of
The conference gets together once
every four yeara to elect nine delegates
to the world-wide general conference of
the church, and the heated arguments
at the first session were precipitated by
a lively and successful attempt by the
rural delegates to "put one over" on the
city delegates.
Heretofore the nine delegates have
been elected direct by the state confer
ence, and generally about seven of the
nine were city men, because the city
candidates were the most popular and
widely known. Desiring to change the
system and have one delegate come from
each of the nine districts In the state,
O. R. Buckner of Waverly led the suo
(Contlnued on Page Seven Column One)
eessful fight to have each district choose
its own delegate to the world-wide con
ference. It was only after long and loud de
bate. Intricate parliamentary tangles,
violent assertions and considerable ex
change of personalities that the change
was voted upon favorably by the 460
delegates, who lined up distinctly on one
aide or another of the contest between tho
city and sural pan tor lea. ,
Cities Wavat Poatrol. '
"The cities are trying to control the
delegates to the detriment of the rural
district," Mrs. Mary Culmer of Carol
ton, a rural district candidate, asserted
In a lengthy and exciting speech. She
was one of the leaders of the ruralitea,
Judge W. O. Spurlock was prominent
In the stand-pat opposition to the new
method of election, and maintained the
old system gave the "best delegates." . A
Lincoln delegate declared that the new
method waa "as cruel aa any political
gas rule." -
"It's an Insult to us farmers to say
that the old system of mostly city dele
gates gives the best delegates," H. W.
McFadden of Holbrook, a sandhill dele
gate, shouted. "There's politics in this
"If there's any politics, it's In your
pocket," replied McFadden, but the lat
ter denied the assertion.
Where Do Yea Stand t
"Are we going to be politicians or ser
vants of OodT" another westerner In
quired. -
Delegate Buckner, father of the new
system of election, asserted that the city
opposition waa "unfair and unjust"
An amendment waa offered, then an
amendment to the amendment, then a
substitute motion was made, after which
the prevloua question was called for and
the meeting degenerated into a free-for-all
talk-feet for a minute, while Chair
man John A. Ehrhardt of Stanton
scratched bis head.
Orla-iaal Motloa Passes.
A sxwre or luore of delegates all in
sisted upon recognition at onoe, shout.
Ing to each other to sit down and give
somebody else a chance to talk. Finally,
all but the original motion were elimi
nated 'and It was passed aa originally
made. The conference then took a re
cess for a, short time, to allow dele
gates to rest and get lunch, '
When the conference reassembled in the
afternoon Chairman Ehrhardt ruled that
the action permitting eaoh district to elect
Its own delegate was not In accord with
church law, which requires that the state
conference as a body shall elect the dele,
But he said that each district might
nominate its own candidate, who would
be then eleceted by the conference, un
less the latter saw fit to disregard the
nomination and elect somebody else.
The outcome was that he conference
In each instance followed the choice of
the districts, thereby electing one repre
sentative from each, instead of giving the
city districts control of the entire dele
gation, to the disparagement of the rural
dlxtrlcts. Delegations from the latter con
sidered that they had won a big victory
and set an Important precedent.
J. A. Brown of Normal acted as
secretary of the conference. Chairman
Ehrhardt appointed A. M. Walling of
David City, Mrs. Culmer and T. E.
Young of Ashland to be the committee
on resolutions. J. A. Brown and Judge
Spurlock formed the committee on cre
dentials. The chief business of the
conference was to elect delegatea to the
world-wide general conference at Sara
toga. N. T.. next May, to which all dele
gates have their expenses paid.
NEW YORK. Sept. 24-Dlamonds
worth more than CS.Oce, which were
found In the pockets of Shay Kuncher.
a wealthy Argentenian, when customs
inspectors searched him ea the American
liner Philadelphia last Monday, were
seised yesterday because Kuncher had
failed to declare them upon his arrival.
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One American Soldier and Several
Mexican! Are Killed in Battle
On the Border.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., Sept. 24.
American troops and a large band of
Mexicans reported to be Carranza
fcoldlers, battled today at Progresso,
with the' Mexicans retreating under
fife and the Americans pushing them
toward the Rio Grande, a mile dis
tant One American soldier. Private
Stubblefleld of Troop B. Twelfth
United Btates cavalry, was killed and
two others were reported wounded.
The Mexican casualties have not been
One troop of the Twelfth cavalry
and a large detachment of the
Twenty-sixth infantry were engaged
In the fight, which began early today,
of the Mexicans had been killed.
The Mexicans approached from the di
rection of the Klo Grande, one mile dis
tant from the hamlet. The American
detachment waa camped in front of a
house. The Mexicans opened fire from
the shelter ot the walls.
Telrnhone Wlrea Cat.
Lieutenant Payne, in charge of the in
fantry detachment, reported by telephone
to Brownsville at 10 a. m., that the fight
ing still was In progress and that several
Private Stubblefleld fell at the first
volley. The telephone wires between
Mercedes and the point where the fight
occurml, were cut early this morning
an1 only n'.eagcr details were obtainable
from an Irrigation pumping plant four
mllea from the scene, where it was re
ported that, besides killing Stubblefleld,
the Mexicans wounded two other Amer
ican soldiers.
The soldiers returned the fire, moving
toward the house and firing at the Mex
icans every time one showed himself. The
Mexicans were mounted and retreated In
the brush In the direction of the Rio
Grande, the troopers pushing the fight
Smyth for Judge,
District or Circuit?
So Eeport Has It
An unconfirmed report from an uniden
tified source was in circulation yesterday
to the effect that Constantino J. Smyth,
to date generally conceded the odds In
the race, had been dropped out of con
sideration for the federal district Judge
ship vacancy with his own eonnent, un
der assurance that he would be named
for a better place oa the circuit bench to
be available shortly.
When asked by a Bee reporter whether
he still expected to be Judge Mungers
successor, Mr. Smyth replied:
"My name Is before the attorney gen
eral. The last news I hsd was In yoer
paper today. I haven't the slightest no
tion what they will do, not the slightest
Hcr are the datea for our
coming Ak Sar-Den
Sept. 2 9. Carnival befina
Oct. 5. Floral Parade
Oct. 6, Electrical Parade
Oct. 8, Coronation Dall
Oct. 9. Carnival End
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Twelve Pounds of Dynamite Carried
Across Continent by Parcel Post
NEW TORK. Bept. M. Eight sticks of
dynamite, weighing' twelve pounds, were
found in a package In the foreign branch
postofflce here today. The package was
mailed at Napa Junction, Cal, Septem
ber 1, being sent to the foreign branoh
' Postal authorities said the package was)
addressed to H. Virginia Roasclo, P. (X,
Ceva, Italy, and the name of the sender
was given aa Luift CJhlrolfl of Napa
"The package containing the' dynamite
received much handling during the trip
across the continent, being transferred
to and from various mall bags. On re
ceipt at the Grand Central terminal It
was shot down a long chute and must
Visitor, to Ak-Sar-Ben May See How
Giant Warships Looked aa
They Attacked London.
Ak-Sar-Ben will have a monster
free attraction.
Moreover, the Ak.-Sar-Ben will
have one of a distinctly original and
up-to-date nature. It will take the
form of an Omaha Zeppelin,
Randall K. Brown and Gould Diets
went Into executive session together
and decided that war was all that
General Sherman said it was and then
some, but as the former said, "What
do the people of Omaha know about
the perils of war? If they were in
London, England, now, they would be
out looking for Zeppelins, hourly
awaiting a raid from Kaiser Bill.
"What are you driving at remarked the
"Thinking of those poor Londoners and
Incidentally getting some idess for Ak-Sar-Ben,"
remarked his partner in crime.
'We will show them just what it Is to
have an Immense Zeppelin flying over
them during the earatva. let's put up
our Omaha Zeppelin during the carnival
and engage Pad Weaver as bomb throw-or-lu-chlef
to illustrate the awful damage
that might occur If we were at war."
To Ply Ow Cltjr.
Bo the immense Dl-rl-gl-ble will fly at
the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities and visitors
from outside can see for themselves the
latest air craft in action. It will ascend
from the vacant lot at the comer of Fif
teenth and Jones streets.
Applications for passage may be made
to Dad Weaver, who will have as chief
assistant Charles Black of hot air balloon
fame as advtar in general.
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.
The Day's War Newt
bilisation of lis war and has
railed tho classes of 103 to 1S11
to tho colors.. Athens dUpotehva,
throana Paris, ejaoto the official
statement that Oreeca iatcaaa to
aefrad Its own riahts aaS aaaaart
Serbia. It Is aspect that the
Greek parliament will he aaaa.
aaoae4 tomorrow.
IT IS REPORTED In Athens that
Balararta'a Black Boa porta,
throasjh which It weald ha onca to
Rasslaa attack by water, are he
las harrlcdly fortified.
LONDON HAS aaefflelal reports that
la their aaeeeMfal offeaalve la
Volhyala the Itaaelaas have re.
eaetared the fortreae of Latak.
at e.ttoo loos, haa bee eaak. Part
vf its erew Is mlaalag.
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have struck the bottom with considerable
force. The failure to explode la ex
plained by the heavy wrappings of news,
There was an outer cover of heavy
manlla paper. Next to this was a heavy
layer of newspapers, Inside of which was
a large cigar box. An Italian almanac
bearing a portrait of President Wilson
waa stuffed tn one end of the box, while
two cloth bags each held four stlcka of
dynamite. The powder was 66 per oent
and of the type used for blasting In
The package was held for insufficient
pontage, but postal authorities have been
unable to locate a Lulgl OhlrolO at Napa
Teutons Said to Have Abandoned the
Fortress Northwest of Dubno
and Retired.
BERLIN, Bept. J 4. (Via Lon
don.) Field Marshal Von Ilinden
burg has made further progress in
his efforts to capture the Russian for
tified city of Dvlnsk. The taking by
storm of additional Russian positions
defending the city northeast of
Sniellna is officially reported today.
LONDON, Sept. 24. Military ac
tivities on the eastern front are once
more assuming the familiar phases
of a slow German advance, following
the recent Impetuous rush of the in
vaders. The Gorman plan ot divid
ing the Russian armies north and
south of the Prlpet haa been a strate
gic success in a way, but the immedi
ate effect of the severance was to
throw an increased burden on the
Austrlans, who seem unable to check
the Russian drive.
Unofficial dispatches from Pstrograd
state that the latest Russian victory
northwest of Dubno Is of more Import
ance than was revealed by the official
communication from Petrograd Involving
recapture of the fortresses of Lutsk,
northwest of Pubno. Relinquishing this
fortress, the Austrlans are said to have
retired across the 8tr.
All the way from tha Baltic port of
Riga to the Prlpet marshes the Rusrlans
are holding their line stubbornly In an
attempt to bring their long retirement to
an end. The fighting la particularly severe
southeast of Vllna and east of Dvlnsk.
Envelopment of the Vllna army having
failed, it Is assumed the Oermsns will
develop their offensive movement at
Dvlnsk with the view of an ultimate
blow at Riga. It Is generally believed the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
A Stunner!
The Bee's Photos
Have put it over all
others and then some.
Another fine one
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Photo by Bee Staff Photographer.
Menacing; Move of Bulg-aria is Fol
lowed by Order from Athens
Mobilising: Troops.
WASHINGTON, Spet. U. A state
ment cabled to the Bulgarian lega
tion here today by Premier Radoslav
off announces that Bulgaria does
not Intend aggressive action against
any of its neighbors and that its
mobilisation is not to be construed
as indicating that it 1 about to
enter the war.
ATHENS, bept. 24. (Via Lon
don.) A decree for general moblli
sntlon of twenty classes of Oreek sol
diers was signed last night by King
Constantino and promulgated. The
decision of the king has aroused the
greatest enthusiasm.
Issuance of the mobilization de
cree came quickly after the king had
granted an audience to Premier Ven
litelos. The premier Informed the
king that mobilisation was the only
possible reply to Bulgaria's move. To
this tha sovereign agreed, stipulating
that it should be regarded -aa a de
fensive measure. , The twenty classes
now called to the colors are in addi
tion to four classes already under
PARIS, Sept 24. An official de
cree for the mobilization of the Greek
army was Issued in Athens today,
says tha Athens correspondent of the
Havas News Agency. Parliament
probably will be summoned tomor
row. The dispatch says the decree waa
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.
Sunday Is Given
Scolding by One
Woman at the Tab
"TUUy" Sunday was roundly scolded
following the trall-hlttlng at the mothers'
meeting and he took It 11 ko a good fel
low. Mrs. Ha rah Oummlngs of Glenwood,
la., M years old, administered the scold
ing. '
Mrs. Cummlngs wss renewing old ac
quaintance with "Billy" when a crowd
of friends and others who wanted to
shake hands with him surged about the
press box where they were standing.
"Hilly" interrupted the old woman each
moment by shaking hands or speaking a
word to those who oame up. Mra. Cum
mlngs grasped his coat lapels with trem
bling fingers and oried"' out:
"Listen to me, 'Billy,' I'm talking to you
now. I'm older, than you are, and you've
got to listen to me."
Whereupon "Billy" listened.
Mra. Cummlngs' husband waa In the
Twenty-third Iowa regiment and in the
same company in whioh "Billy's" father
enlisted, and her two children. Elf fie and
Robert, were In the Sotdiere Orphan
home at Glenwood when "Billy" and his
brother EM were there.
"I remember so well how yon looked
then and what a good boy you were. My
daughter lOffle liked you so weU. She
lives In Wyoming now and she would
give anything to be able to hear you
now," exclaimed Mrs. Cummlngs.
"ttftteT Oh, I remember her well. She
was a blonde, buxom girl and aha had
brown eyes, now, didn't shsT Oh, yea,
I remember Kffle," returned "Billy," as
be was bustled away.
"God bless hlml Ood Ueas hunT mur
mured the eld
Freight and Passenger Trains on the
Miiionri Pacifio Eoad Meet in
Front-End Collision with
Fatal Results.
Both Engines and Baggage Car De
molished When the Two Trains ,
Come Together.
ST. J. amxmxOCK, eat-laee ef aU-ssaa
W. B. OOOnwur, (iveaaaa, Kanase Otti
J, S. WXUSOST, toakeman. Tails Ottf.
Arthur Stuberg, Omaha, knee out
B. I Cooper, Auburn, baggage
man, right leg out.
E. B. Edwards, Omaha, traveling
salesman for the M. E. Smith com
pany, right arm out and bruised.
L. M. Williams, Omaha, right knee
and elbow lacerated and bruised.
Charles L. White, Kansai 0ltyk
news agent, shoulder bruised and eut)
on hands and head.
James A. Madden, St. Louis, por
ter, hands cut and right shoulder,
D. E. Parker, Kansas City, porterj
light hand cat
W. 8. West, postal clerk, Kaaaaai
City, right thigh fractured.
J. II. Harris, Stella, Neb face cut)
and bruised.
James McClurg, Leavenworth
Kan., bruised about the shoulders
and chest
Harry Cotton, Kansas. City, bag-l
gageman, face and right arm cut and
Three men were killed and eleven;
Injured In a head-on collision on the
Missouri Faciflo, one mile south of
Oreapolls, this morning at 8:45,
when a northbound . freight train
crashed Into a southbound passenger.
The men killed .war the eagineei
and firemen on the freight train and
the head brakeman on the passenger
There were thirty passengers on the
train. '
Mistakes the TraJsw
The cause of the wreck is attribtM
ted to Engineer Sherlock disregard
ing orders, or, rather, mistaking sj
wild train for one that he waa warned
against. He had orders to pass
freight No. 163 on the elding at La;
Platte. When he arrived there No
165, a wild train, was on the sldlngv
It Is presumed that he mistook this
train for No. 163 and went on at full,
speed. ;
Two miles farther down the line,
and Just below the Oreapolls crosstnsj
he met No. 163 head-on, and soj
quickly that he had no time to acfl
before the crash came.
The scene of the wreck was at a ourvgj
toward the east. Three hundred feet
north of where the wreck occurred, a ros
of large trees extends up to the right-
of-way from the east Until this point
is passed It la Impossible to see the tracW
more than 200 feet ahead. It la on aj
slight up-grade and from the position,
in which the body of Fireman Goodwin!
was found, he waa stoking his engine)
when the crash came. The body of En-j
glneer Sherlock was pinned against the)
bead of the fire-box. His skuU was
crushed and It Is presumed that
(Continued oa Page Two, Column Two.
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