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    The Omaha Daily
VOL. X.V NO. 1U.
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Historical Pageant Floats Gently
Through Street! of Cibola Car
rying the Former Mon
arch! of the Realm.
All Mechanical Effect! of Autos Are
Smothered by Decorators' Art
in Uie of Flowers.
Wedaesday 3.350
Thursday 6,64?
Tilda? 7,398
ainrday Sl.eeo
Moaday 1379
As If the hands of tinie had swung
ponderouBljr backward twenty-one
yearn, had taken a new start and tra
versed that period of duration In a
single hour, the high points In the
whole history of the Realm of
Qulvera were re-enacted on the
streets of Omaha Tuesday afternoon,
when all the former kings and queens
of Ak-Sar-Ben passed in magnificent
review in an automobile floral parade
that was imposing and dazzling.
For weeks the automobiles have been
in the process of being decorated with
natural and artificial flowers. Blossoms
of all grades of loveliness were showered
over the autos until every appearance
of a mechanical vehicle was smothered
in gorgeous colors, and when the floats
moved down the streets with their regal
urdena they seemed not to be on wheels.
but rather like perfumed barges to float
gently on the endless ripples of Qulvera's
For reveral years the floral parade has
been a feature of the Ak-Sar-Ben fes
tivities For several successive years
this feature has grown more grand.
Near y sixty flowered floats bloomed
Into line when the fourteen bands began
to play at Z o'clock at Sixteenth and
Cuming' streets.
Beginning with King Casper Tost and
Miss Helen Ecoble in a handsome float
encased in white flowers, trimmed In red,
with a bower literally covered with red
roars, led the parade.
The kings and queens followed In the
parade In the order of their relgnv down
to the reigning king and queen, Charles
D. Beaton and Miss Frances Hochstetler,
who occupied the last or the line of regal
floats, a float trimmed entirely in gold,
with a CAnopy of gold built over ths
throne, and a large golden crown set with
rich gems resting on the pinnacle of ths
G. W. Wattles and his queen, Mary Lee
McShane Hosford. rode a beautiful float
of wild roses and ferns.
The former king Fred A. Nash, is the
only king of the long dynasty that la not
now living. His float was prepared, how
ever, beautifully decorated In apple bios-
Continued on Page Five, Column Four.)
live Aged Men Are
Hurt in Auto Upset
FAIRBURT, Neb., Oct I SpecluI Tel
egram.) While spedlng toward Fairbury
n the cemetery road four m'les east of
here today a car driven by A. J. Coons
of Steel City turned over twice and pinned
five aged men under it. It is said the
ear was running nearly sixty miles an
hour on a level stretch of road when
Coons evidently lost control of it Five
passengers, all men over 80 years of age,
were pinned underneath. ;R. O. Fartlow
of Sundance. Wyo., with a broken arm,
mnnaged to extricate himself and then
assisted 1 the others out. He went to a
firmhouse nearby and summoned ambu
lances and doctors from Fairbury.
The Injured men comprise A. J. Coons,
bruised face; K. V. Moore, Steele City,
aged n years, dislocated hip; John Carr,
Bterle t'ity, 60 years, two ribs fractured
on left side: Dan Partlow. Tork. 50 years,
broken nose and fractured hip: R. O.
"'artlow. Sundance, Wyo.. broken left
ftrm. The Injured men were takr-n to the
nonie of Ueorge Clarke, east of Fairbury.
en then brought to Fairbury and taken
to a hospital.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
Fur Omaha. Council BluXfs and Vicinity
Kalr and warmer.
Trniperatare at Oinuha Yfilfr'nr.
Hour. Deg.
t a. in 83
6 a. lu v.
7 a. in a
8 a. ni i
V a. iu iii
10 a. m il
11 a. m M
12 m 69
1 p. m fo
2 p. in 63
p. m W
4 p. in 63
t p. m 61
p. m 64
7 p. m 68
8 p. in ii
Comparative Local Record.
115. 13H. 1111 1911
Highest yesterday .... 64 72 7 87
lowest yesterday 37 ii U 66
Mean triiiiemlui &) 60 ) '6
irecliltaU n OJ .21 .00 .(W
Temperature and precipitation defar
tura tioia the normal:
N .i..a. .citK. iiibru 60
Deficiency tor the day Id
I'oju uel.clency since March 1 4M
Nuinial pr Imitation 06 Inch
lKu'lelency fur the day 06 Inch
Toul rainfall since March 1. . . .21.31 nces
Ixsitciency since March 1 1.00 lh
lieiKiiucy fur cor. period, 1914. 4.62 hiones
Ie.k:iency for cor. period, Uli. fr.islnchea
Hi uorta f rosa ataltuna at T 1. M.
Temp. High. Rain
7 p. in. eu tall.
of Weather.
t heyvnne, clear
L,tveiiport, clear
i.nver, clear
'"H Moliitix, clear.....
North 1'latte, cloudy...
Omaha, clear
Hapld City, clear
blxuliian, cloudy
K.oux City, clear...
Valeottne. pari eVmdy ... o
. U A. WtUiil. Local Forocaater.
AK-SAR-BEN ROYALTY IN FLORAL PARADE One of the most notable features of
the great Ak-Sar-Ben Floral Parade, which delighted many thousands of spectators yester
day, was the presence in the line of the Kings and Queens of Ak-Sar-Ben since the first
year. Here are three of the beautifully decorated car Mch they rode.
Omaha Attorney Admits Giving Mat
ter Favorable Consideration and
Probably Will Eun.
A. W. Jefferia of Omaha will in all
probability be a candidate for the
United States senatorship on the re
publican ticket a year from this fall.
Mr. Jefferia admitted tnia morning
that he was giving the matter favor
able consideration and would In all
probability officially announce his
candidacy very shortly.
Mr. Jefferia has been approached by
many prominent republicans, who have
Lrged him to enter the rare, "I have
, been consulted by many well known re
publicans who are men of Influence In
the party in Nebraska," said Mr. Jalferia.
"All have urged me to throw my bat in
the- ring. Some of these men are promi
nent Omahans, others ar from out In
the stat. While I am not ao anxious to
run that my mouth is watering, I am
giving the matter favorable consideration
and will In all probability announce my
candidacy soon."
Prottcilve Tariff Platform.
Mr. Jefferls will run on a protective
tariff policy platform. "All republicans
favor that, ' said Mr. Jeffeils, Including
the progressives."
Mr. Jefierts has never held a publlo
office. He was the sepublican nomluee
for congress from the Second district in
IMS, but was defeated in the election by
present United States Senator Hitchcock.
He has been on ths republican stats com
mittee for s number of years and always
has been an active worker for the repub
lican party in ths various political cam
paigns hi the Stat.
Mr. Jefferls has been a resident of
Omaha sines 153. In that year ha was
graduated from ths law school of the
l.'niverslty of Michigan and came directly
west to Omaha. He has practiced law
here ever sinoa,
Mrs. Jamrs MeCalloch.
PLATTSMOITH, Neb., Oct. .-3re-cIhI.)
Mrs. Jamua McCu.loch of Mil my
died yeaterday ui Omaha of appenui
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King- Informs Venicelos He It
Unable to Support the
Ministry. '
PARIS, Oct. 6. An Athena dis
patch t othe Havas Agency says:
"Premier Veniteloa has resigned,
the king having Informed him that
he was unable to support the policy
of his ministry."
ATHENS. MONDAY, Oct 4. (via
Paria) Crown Prince George and
Prince Nicholas and the members of
the Greek general staff are hurriedly
arranging to leave for Salonlkl. Tele
grams from diplomatic sources re
port the arrival in Sofia of a large
number of German aviators and Ger
man officers.
After Premier Venlzrlns had explained
to the chamber of deputies the clrcuni-
(Cuntiiiued on l'ase Three. Column Four 1
Meets Business Men at Commercial
Club, Watches Floral Parade
and Visits Stock Yards.
William Hale Thompson, the "Cow
boy Mayor" of Chicago, and a party
of about 100 officials and prominent
citizens of the Windy City were tn
Omahayesterday on their way to San
Francisco to attend the special Chi
cago day festivities at the exposition.
They arrived shortly sfter 13 o'clock
over the Rock Island and were met it
the Union depot by a reception commit
tee 6f city and Commercial club officials,
who entertained the Chlcagoans at
luncheon at the clubrooms.
"Mayor Bill," as ths members of his
party call him. viewed the auto floral
parade with twenty Chicago aldermen and
ths mayor's cabinet of aeven, from ths
official reviewing stand In front of the
city hall.
Later, Mayor Thompson and some of
ths accompanying officials Inspected the
South Omaha stock ysrds, ths visiting
executive having at one time been a cat
tleman in Nebraska.
"The law is going to be enforced from
now on," Mayor Thompson of Chicago
declared firmly here, when questioned
about his meaaage to the Chicago council
Monday, ordering the enforcement of the
Ill'nois state law against Sunday saloons.
"I don't know why it has not been
enforced before," he answered to a que-
(Continued on Page Two, Co.umn Thiu.
Route of the Electrical
Parade This Evening.
Hart at Six4 teat a aad Coming streets
st o'clock saarp.
oath ea BUtasatk to Xowara street.
Bast ca at) ward te Tcurteenth street!
aorth ea ToorUesta to Deuglas street.
Cast ca Douglas te Tenth street,
South oa Tenth tc Tarn am street.
Wast oa raraam to Sflaetecata street.
' Boota ea aTlastecata tc Karasy street.
. test .ca Karaty. to rifteealh. atrsst.
ortk oa 1-lftccnta street to Capitol
i vena, aad dlsbaaa.
Competition Between Parade and
Sermon at Tabernacle Good
Test of Faith, Says
Bands Drown Out Billy's Voice and
Entice Away Part of His
"It's a fine thing for testing the
faith of folks." said Homer Kode
heaver at thfl tabernac'.e meeting
yesterday afternoon, "to have a time
like this and see whether the people
would rather go to hear a preacher
preach the word of God or go to see
a parade. Perhaps you can do both."
The tabernacle audience was only
about 1,200. by far the smallest it
has been at any meeting during the
campaign. Outside in the bright
sunshine the crowds were packed
along the streets and long before
Billy's sermon came to a close the
strains of music from the marching
bands floated Into the tabernacle
and Btlll farther subtracted from the
Billy only redoubled his efforts,
raising his voice to its highest pitch,
but it wasn't enough to "drown"' out
the bands.
He was asked st the close of ths
meeting whether the Wednesday evening
meeting would start early so as to be
over In time for the electrical parade
of Ak-Sar-Ben. Billy best a spirited
pompom on a convenient table with his
flat as he vigorously declared:
tVIP Not Wa'r f-r Parncle.
Til preach here at the usual time and
I don't care if the king of England and
Wllhelm, emperor of Oermany, and the
rsar ot Russia and the president of
Fiance are in town, I'll preach. People
that want to hear me can come to the
tabernacle. Those that want to sec the
parade can see that."
It was estlmsted that about half of the
small audience was made up of out-of-town
people A delegation from Fremont
numbered about K0, including about
110 from Fremont college. The latter
greeted "Rody" with a yell as hs en
teaed. When Mr. Sunday cams they
wanted to know "Whst's ths matter
with Billy Sunday?" answering the ques
tion in ths well-known stylo. The saroo
was waiting for "Ma" when she cama
In and ths students had a new -sort of
yell ' that seemed to consist of three
vocal Jcrka, two convulsions and sj
flutted ow handkerchiefs. "Ma" went
up on the platform and told them,
"We're glad to see you here. You can
be sure of that."
Billy's subject was "The Value of
Prayer." Hs Illustrated it with many
stories of wonderful answers to prayer.
Hs pointed out that prayer is instinctive
as tho flight of the birds to the south
or the tendency of the squirrel to lay
up nuts in the fall and therefore it is
inspired by God.
Government Pays for
Farm Ruined by Silt
TWCUMSEII, Neb., Oct. (. (Special.)
A few years ago John Ward of Tecunv
seh, at the expiration ot his term of of
fice as county treasurer of Johnson
county, went to Cody, Wyo., near which
I V i KL it, iwav n v,. . W
eminent Irrigation project, Mr. Ward's
'. farm was near the great dam to the stor
lags reservoir near Ccd. The dam gave
way, allowing ths water to escape and
silt from ths bottom of the reservoir to
the depth of nearly a foot was washed
over Mr. Ward's farm, as it was on ths
farms of half a dosen of his neighbors.
The . silt also washed into the houses
and other bu.ldlngs, and when it became
dry, blew about like sand on a rlvsr
sandbar. Mr. Ward's farm, as well
as those of his neighbors, were mads
valueless by this process and vegetation
would not grow in ths silt. Complaint
w as msde to the government and the gov
ernment sent representatives to the place
to Inspect and rep rt The condition
.was dicldedly unusual The farmers put
'n their claims to the government for
ths amounts of the'r losses. This was
i about three years ago. The government
has now paid thd claims of thete settlers,
Mr. Ward receiving the full amount of
,hls claim, 110.000, as did the other farm
ers. Mr. Ward and family srs new
. living in Ccdy, where hs conducts a
' bakery.
Charlton's Trial
Begins at Como
COMO, Italy, Oct. t.-Vla Paris.)-Al
most ths entire morning of the first day
of the trial ot Porter Charlton, the
young American, on the charge of wife
murder, was taken up with ths formal
ities of procedure.
Charlton, who is a son of Ex-Judgs
Paul Charlton of ths Porto Rlcan courts,
is being tried for the murder at Lake
Como, five years ago, of his wife, who
was formerly Miss Mary C. Scott of San
The prisoner was brought Into court
by a guard of Carabineers and was placed
in an Iron-barred dock. Hs looked worn,
but youthful.
Baron Sclacca presided st ths trial and
.the case for the prosecution was directed
' by Crown Prosecutor Melllne.
NEW TORK, Oct. ..-Frank A. Van
derllp, president of ths National City
bank, was elected president of ths New
York Clearing House association at it
ennat meeting today. He succeeds
Francis I- Hlne, president of tho First
National bank.
Russian Ultimatum Demanding- Re
call of German Officers Not
Delivered Till Monday.
HI LLIil lX.
BERLIN, Oct. 6. (Via London)
A dispatch from Sofia, dated Oc
tober 4, to the Zeltung Am Mlttag,
"Premier RadOHlavoff of Bulgaria
today made the following declaration
to representatives ot the government
"We confront war and must de
fend our national Interests. We
must wrest from our enemies every
thing they took from us two years
ago and get satisfaction for every
ni lletitt.
LONDON; Oct. 5. A dispatch
from Amsterdam to Reuters Tele
gram company Bays;
- "The People's Gasette of Cologne.
Understands that the Bulgarian gov
ernment probably will make no reply
to the Russian ultimatum. The re
call from Sofia of all the entente
ministers, the newspaper aays la ex
pected today, and adds that a decla
ration of war by Russia la considered
. PARIS, Oct. G. Telegraphing
from Nlsh, Serbia, under yesierday'i
date, the correspondent of the Havaa
News agency aays:
"The quadruple entente will send
a collective ultimatum to the Bul
garian government today (Mon
day." LONDON, OctrB. Whether by de
lay In telegraphic communications or
by some other unexplained cause,
Bulgaria obtained an additional
twenty-four hours in which to decide
Its course; the time limit of the Rus
sian ultimatum demanding that King
Ferdinand break with the central
powers did not expire yesterday af
ternoon aa bad been reported and the
Bulgarian government bad the op
portunity of delaying Its decision un
til mid-afternoon today.
The Petrogrsd dispatch making tt U ex
planation reached London this forenoon,
too Into for comment In the first editions
of the newspapers. All folio wid the lead
of the morning newspapers that by Its
silence, Bulgsrla had definitely committed
iljteir to a Turco-Teutonlo alliance, but
with the troops of ths allies ready, with
Russian squadrons In ths Black Sea, pre
pared to attack Bulgarian ports, and
with Bulgailan forcea along both ths
Serbian and O reek frontiers, there was
believed to be little chance of any de
velopment which would prevent Bulgaria
fiom aligning Itself sgalnst ths allies.
Special dispatches from Athena assert
that Qieek sailing ships already have
been pursued by Uulgsrian revenue cut
ters, ths Greeks being fired upon, but
escaping. -
Italian Arrest Chrlat'aa Tarka.
Official mcsrages reaching London front
Athena say that the Bulgarian authorities
Immediately after the conclusion of ths
recent convention with Turkey seized all
Oretks snd other Christians who had
fled from ths ranks of ths Turkish army
to taks refuge In Bulgaria and delivered
them to Turkish authorities. At ths same
time, according to these advices, large
quantities of food and other supplies have
been sent to Turkey from Bulgaria.
No ofllclal report has been Usued con
cerning the landing of allied troops at
SalonikL According to Athens, throe
fifths of the Bu.garian forces arc to go
to ths Serbian frontier and the remainder
wl I hold the Uteek line.
BrltOBs Lose Pol at la West.
The loss of ths Hohensollern redoubt
near La Basses, as announced yesterday
by Field Marshal French, was a keen
dlsappt Vtnient to Kngland. it is as
sumed the British troops, sfter their
rush forward over a comparatively wide
front did not have sufficient time to
consolidate this difficult position. Ths
British commanders admission of tho loss
was tempered with the statement that
Gorman counter attacks had been beaten
(Continued on Pags Two, Column Two)
Bernstorff Sends Laming- Note Tell
ing that Imperial Government
Regrets Torpedoing1 of
British Liner.
Envoy Empowered to Negotiate
with Secretary Regard
ing Amount.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. Secretary
Lansing announced today that Ger
many "had disavowed the sinking ot
the Arabic and was prepared to pay
Indemnity for tho American lives lost.
Secretary Lansing gave out the
text of a letter received today from
Count von ernstorff, the German am
bassador, which was as follows:
"My Pear Mr. Secretary: Prompted by
tho desire to reach a satisfactory agree
ment with regard to ths Arabic Incident,
my government has given ma the fol
lowing instructions:
"The orilors Issued by his majesty, the
emperor, to the commanders of the Ger
man submailncs. of which I notified you
on a previous occasion, has oeen mads so
stringent that the recurrence of Incidents
similar to the Arablo case is considered
out of ths question.
. ii an vows Act.
"According to the report of Commander
Schiwlaer of the submarine which sank
the Arabic, and his affidavit, as well aa
those of his men. Herr Schneider was
convinced that the Arablo Intended to
ram the submarine.
"On the other hand ths Imperial gov
ernment doea not doubt the good faith
of the affidavit of the British officers ot
ths Arabic, according to which ths Ara
bic did not Intend to ram the submarine.
The attack ot the submarine was under
taken against the instructions Issued to
the commander. Tha imperial govern
ment regrets and disavows this act anl
hss notified Commander Schneider so
cordlngly. "Under these circumstances my govern
ment is prepared to ray an Indemnity
for American lives. Which to Its deep
regret, have been lost on the Arabic I
am authorised - to negotlata - with you
about ths amount of this Indemnity.
"I remain, my dear Mr Lansing, yours)
very sincerely.
Pl7ie.1) . "J. VON BERNSTORFF."
Secretary Lansing said he would make
tio comment " on the ambassador's let
ter, aa ho considered tha text snoks itself.
' Inasmuch as ths ambassador U acting
with ths fullest powers conferred upon
, him by ths Berlin foreljn office his rep
' lesentatlons are considered as final, the
crisis Is considered passed and nothing
remains to tha Arabic case except tho
fixing of Indemnity, which will not be
dons by arbitration as Oermany first
proposed, but by dlplomatlo negotiations
between the two governments. These no
gotlatlons probably will begin orally.
Men Ha' Sarresa'al Oatcora.
In ths absence of official comment, the
ambassador's letter was generally re
garded as signalising a completely suc
cessful outcome for ths principles for
which President Wilson has contended
in tho submarine warfare controvsrsy,
which at least twice brought Oermany
and the L'nlted States to the brink ot
a break In dlplomatlo relations.
Inasmuch as ths Washington govern
ment has contended that the Arablo case
must first be settled before It could con
sider the question of Indemnity growing
out of ths sinking of the steamship LusU
tanla, for which Oermany has offered
to pay, it is believed that feature of the
controversy wl 1 be taken up.
Omaha Rnnrt Appeals.
LINCOLN. Oct. S. (Special.) The Chi
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
railroad has appealed to the supreme
court from a Judgment of fl,809 secured
by Simon Oof man of Wsyns county, for
damages to his property by floods when
water backed through the construction
'of a railroad empankment.
There was a yotng- maa namad 01.ery
Trom wcrty acd work he was weary,
lor baslaess was bsd
ma 1 returns he had had,
I And pros s sots a long way from cheery.
Bo hs wrote op aa ad, twas a wiaac,
! Aad be said, "tats s Just a asgtaaer
Tor I've bsea put wisa
That yon mast advertise,"
: And he anode good, as i as a slaaer.
To Incresse your business place yoo
business announcements in the WAN 'J
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( Tour WANT AD win be read In sD
parts of the city: Many of theae rea-a
ere are lool Ins for te merchandise oi
servlees that you are offering.
J Telephone Tyler 1000 now, and put it It
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