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, OF ESTABROOK
Lord Sydenham Believe i There is
Truth in Reports Ee-rardinff
Overtures to End the
GET CONTROL OF
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Soted Orator and Former Omaha
Omaha If an Talks to Bepublicani
of State at McXinley Club
TDEE KOW FOR SOBER THOUGHT
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ASSERTS KAISER CANNOT WIN
Say Country Is in Midst of Most
Profound Buiineti Depression
Since Tear of 1896.
PUTS BLAME ON DEMOCRATS
Henry D. Estabrook, often spoken
of as a presidential possibility, was
the principal speaker at tbe banquet
of the McKinley club, held here last
evening. He spoke on the subject of
"Get Together," and showed how
easy It was for the republican party
to stick together. He said that th
O. O. P. was big enough for La Fol
lette and Roosevelt and the rest and
that they should resent a united
front In the coming contest. He
"Americans are becing a homo
genous people. It is seldom you
meet a man whose peculiarities of
wardrobe, hair cut, or parts of speech
betray his geography. We look alike,
we dress alike, we talk alike, and
some of these days we are going to
think alike. And the time for re
publicans to begin to think alike is
now this very minute. Tbe occas
slon the necessity Is here. Our
country Is at sizes and sevens in
side and out.
"Except for the lamentable, but
lucrative traffic in war goods the
United States, so far as its legitimate
Industry Is concerned, is in the grip
of as profound a business depres
sion as we have experienced since
1896. Mr, McAdoo in a recent speech
says that prosperity has returned. Of
course, prosperity could not "return"
If It never had been absent. But It
Is true that a sort of fearful pros
perity Is upon us prosperity had
returned- temporarily at least, and
perhaps with a vengeance, In the
Ootober Review of Reviews there Is
a nori-yartlsaiT article hy Charles F.
Speare, which every American ought
to read. Let me quote you a little
of it. .
' la the history of American busi
ness no chapter reads more 111 a
fairy tale than that dealing- with
the event of the laat year. No more
rapid or complete translation from a
state , of dependence to one of Inde
pendence, or from the 'pauper to
prince' condition, has ever occurred
la any country.
,'A year ago the United Btates was
worried by Its debts to Europe, and
apparently bad no means of paying-.
The amount was from 1300,000.000 to
$400,000,000. England sent commission
er over her to tell us how It must
be paid. The main argument was to
pay In gold and pay quickly. Ameri
can dollars were at a heavy discount.
17 being required at one time to off
set an English ppund, against a nor
mal MM. Industrie were closing.
The number ( of unemployed taxed
the organised ' effort of all charity
bodies. Savings bank were losing
deposit at an alarming rate. Mart
' gage were being foreclosed on a
. ccale almost unknown In the east.
The stock exchange, were silent.
There were several hundred thous
and Idle oar on the side-tracks of
American railroads, and a proportion
ate number of Idle engines. Money
waa tight,' and the bank In New
Tork were much under their legal
reserve requirements. Gold poln and
gold certificate were being hoarded.
Mines were shut down. Building op
erations were at a standstll Even
automobile sale droped abruptly.'
Democrat ud War.
This I a truthful portrayal of an
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For Nebraakaand Iowa Fair, Saturday;
not much change in temperature.
Tesspertar at Uuba Yesterday.
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7 p. m 7
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Highest yesterday...... 79 68 2 frt
lowest yesterday 61 tl 17 J7
Mean tmperature Hi M 21 48
iTecipliaUon 00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 47
Excess for the day 18
Total deficiency since March 1 371
Normal precipitation 07 Inch
Deficiency for the day 07 Inch
Total rainfall alnoe March l.tt.H Inches
Iflclnoy since March 1 191 lnch
iJeftclrncy for cor. period, 1914. J.7S Inches
DefJdenuy for cor. period, U13. (.78 Inches
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or w earner. T p. m. net. fall.
rheyenne, clear til m
Tavenport, clear m 71
I Denver, clear d 74
Iea Moines, clear..., 4 74
podge City, clear 4 IS
lender, clear., 60 , M
Omaha, elutr 71 T
Puchio, clear 8 14
Itaplil City, iartly cloudy i 74
8a.lt Lake City, clear ) 7!
hanta re. clear 10 72
Sioux City, clear 80 To
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AGAIN AT TOPEKA
Fiend Thought to Have Been Slayer
of W. H. Smith Back to His
Old Haunts. .
DESCBIPnON IS ; THJi SAME
TOPEKA, KaaOct. g (Spe
cial Telegram.) Governor Capper
offered $2 OS reward today for the
capture and conviction of Arthur
Houser, assailant of women. aMore
than $10,000 in reward have been
offered in ten cities for this man, a
former convict, who makes a spe
cialty of catching women and their
escorts,' tieing the man and attacking
the woman. ' :
Ilouaer made hi third attack here
shortly before midnight last night. He
caught Francl Klene, the 19-year-old son
of the sheriff of Shawnee county, and
Lailra Bailey; 16 years old, on their way
home from a school party. He took the
hoy and girl to a grove on the outskirts
of town. There Klene waa blindfolded
and hi hand and feet tied and he was
thrown down the bank of a small creek.
The man attempted an assault on tbe
girl, but the struggle of the boy to free
himself frightened 'the man away.
Description Tallies with Hetmaer.
The - description given by Klene nd
Miss Bailey tallied exactly with that of
Houser,- who last fall and winter com
mitted two similar assault here. Similar
crimes, all committed by a man answer
ing the description of Houser, have been
committed in Lawrence, . Leavenworth,
Wichita, Kansas City, Denver, Spring
field, Mo.; 8t. Joseph-, St. Louis, Omaha
and Chicago In the laat eighteen month.
No trace of the ex-convlct ha ever been
found. - .
U. S. Soldiers
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Oct. 19. Bandit
early today made two attack. upon half
a company of United State infantry sta
tioned at Capote, a village about sixty,
five mile up the Rio Grande from here.
No casualties were reported on either
The attack occurred shortly after 10:30
thl morning. The number of the attack
ing party was not established. After the
first attack the Infantry was reinforced
by half a troop of tha Third cavalry from
Hidalgo, three mile distant
Luis Ie La Rosa, the Mexican bandit
leader suspected of recent outrage on
the American aid of the border, la re
ported captured on Mexican soil hy a de
tachment of Carransa soldiers, following
a battle between the Carransa soldiers
and a band of outlaws.
Company is Sued
for Three Millions
PHILADELPHIA. P.. Oct. t9. The
Churchward International Steel company
today brought two suit la the United
State district Court her against the
Bethlehem Steel company charging that
in turning out war munitions it 1 In
fringing on three of the Churchwards
patent for the turning of allowed steel
and alloy of lrua and steel and demand
ing damagea to the amount of t3.O00.00O.
In one suit It I asserted . that the
Bethlehem company by the use of two
patented processes earned at least
12.000,000 and la, the other suit It U de
clared 11,000,000 waa earned on Another
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DOUGLAS, Arts., Oct . The scenes
were all set today for the third battle
to be staged at Agua Prieta, Sonera,
since Madero opened the war In Mexico
in 1910. An audience numbering several
thousand have gathered on tha Amer
ican side. '
Five thousand American troops ' with
sixteen three-inch guns are mobilised
here to see that the Mexicans shoot only
on their own side of the boundary. Car
ransa troops He behind an elaborate sys
tem of earthworks, awaiting the onset
of the invading Villa army.
Fighting may begin today, tomorrow,
Sunday or some time next week. That
l dependent entirely upon plans, disposi
tion and condition of Villa's troops, but
the outcome probably will determine
whether Sonora, turbulent for thirty
Greece Denies Any
LONrON, Oct 29. The Greek legation
in London, In a statement issued today
disposes of report from various source
recently spread broadcast regarding the
position of Greece.
"Lately," says the statement, -there
hare appeared In the press varlou Items
of new derived from German, Austrian
and Bulgarian Journals and new agen
cies and bearing upon the attitude and
Intention of Greece, such a a mythical
mission of M. flophoulis (former governor
of Macendonla) to King Ferdinand; a re
fusal of King Constantino to receive min
isters of the entente powers; an Intention
by Greeo to menace the security of the
allied troop at Salonlkl, ate.
"The Greea. minister ha received tele
graphic Intructlon from Premier Zalmls
to contradict In the most categorical man
ner' these rumors, which- In spit of re
peated denial, were propagated even In
Athens, and ' the malevolent object of
which la only too evident In the endeavor
to prejudice public opinion and sow sus
picion and hostility between the entente
power and Greece."
WIDOW OF GUNNER IS
APPOINTED FLAG MAKER
WASHINGTON. Oct 29.-Mr. Fred
crick Glllman of Vallejo, Cat, widow of
a gunner on the submarine F-4 which
sank in Honolulu harbor, waa today ap
pointed flag maker at the Mare Island
navy yard by order of President Wilson.
By a special arrange
ment The Bee is able to
give its readers each
Sunday a combination
coupon good for a free
admission with each
paid ticket to a number
of the best movies.
In The Sunday Bee
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Near Agua Prieta
years, - shall -eotne under sway of the
ono dominant general or whether he
will be driven as a fugitive across the
Hostilities, however, seemed likely to
commence quickly, for at laat report
Villa's forces were scattered from fif
teen to twenty-five miles south of Agua
Prieta In a region where little water I
available, while Carraiiza force under
General Duegueg. Wei reported to be
working In behind them.
, Moreover, the Carransa garrison at
Agua Prieta numbers hardly more than
J.700 effective men, and the reinforce
ments that General Catllea expected to
come from Pledras Negraa over the
American territory, with sixteen cannon
and twenty-four machine guns, cannot
reach here for two or three days.
J. P. Morgan Has
NEW TORK, Oct. ISJ.-J. P. Morgan
underwent an operation for appendicitis
at hi country home at Glencove, L. I.,
today. The operation waa reported suc
cessful and Mr. Morgan Is resting com
fortably. Mr. Morgan was at his office Wednes
day, but was Indisposed yesterday and
remained at his Glencove home. His
physicians discovered he waa suffering
from a mild attack of appendicitis. In
order to guard again a recurrence, th
physicians decided to remove the finan
The operation waa performed at noon
today and was reported to have been
successful In every way. Mr. Morgan
waa aaid to be resting comfortably. His
general condition is so excellent that hi
prompt recovery Is looked for.
Bo far a could be learned today's
operation la in no way the result of the
shooting of Mr. Morgan by Frank Holt
at Glencove on July S last
Mr. Morgan ha been at hi office
since early August and ha been very
active In business during the last few
months, especially In connection with
the Anglo-French oan.
Bars Be Closed
A coroner's Jury found that Harry Kah
ler taxi driver, who was killed October
23 In an auto accident on the West Dodge
road, came to his death accidentally. The
jury recommended that the Schlits bar
on West Center street- be closed, and
Day's place in Millard also be forced to
discontinue business. Testimony was of
fered that beer was purchased at both
these establishments the night of th ac
cident AMERICANS ECONOMIZED
NINETY MILLION ON SHOES
CHICAGO. Oct. 29.-In the fiscal vear
following the outbreak of the European
war the nation's shoe bill declined $,
000 000, according to John U. Wilder, pres
ident of the National Association of Tan
ners, which Is In convention he. Mr.
Wilder added that durina the economic)
streak Americans made their old toot
wear last longer, but that tber were acaln
I to tha market for new shoe as of yore
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BODIES OF GIRL
State Officeri Declare No One Crim
inaly Responsible for Fire in the
V; -, . yea-body School House.
PTJBLI0 FUNERAL 13 ' PLANNED
PEABODT, Mass.; Oct.' ta-Tho
bodies of all tha twenty-one girl pu
pils of St, John's Parochial school,
who lost their lives yesterday In a
fire which swept through the build
ing before they had time to escape,
were claimed by their parents today.
Five bodies remained over night In
an undertaking establishment while
relatives endeavored ' to Identify
them. Four of these had been iden
tified at noon and there remained
the charred form of a' little girl,
burned beyond recognition.
After the four had been taken
away, Mrs. John Ahearn, mother of
Agnes Ahearn, 8 years old, who was
unaccounted for, went to the morgue
and finally accepted the body as that
of her child. It was placed In a
coffin and sent to her home.
While Investigation has not fully
established the origin of the fire,
Acting Chief Neal of the state police,
after an investigation today, . an
nounced that he had found no one
The only Taots ue;antated was that
th flames ' originated In a email store
room In the basement, which was locked.
It Is known that It wa customary to
place waste paper and sweepings In
wooden barrels In the store rooms. Ac
cording to tha ' sisters of the Order of
Notre Dame, who were In charge of the
school, nothing else waa there. At one
end of the room there was' a ga Jet.
Thl room was closely examined today
for evidence showing how the fire
rvhllo Fwaeral PUlbbcSI.
Plana for a publio funeral for the little
one were discussed today and th ar
rangements were placed In the hand of
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John Mitchell Day
HAZELTON, Pa.. Oct, 29.-Thl wa
Mitchell day throughout the anthracite
field of Pennsylvania In honor of the
fifteenth anniversary of the termination
of th big strike of 1M0, the first con
ducted In the hard coal belt, by John
Mitchell, then national president of the
United Mine Workers of America.
In accordance with proclamation Issued
by their district official all men with
th exception of engineers, pump run
ners and firemen remained idle.
The 1900 strike lasted six weeks and re
sulted In tbe granting of a 10 per cent
wage Increase and other concessions.
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
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Declares in Interview that Teutons
Hare Not Won Single Big
RESPONSIBILITY ON THE ALLIES
LONDON. Oct. 29. Confessing
that he bad no Information which led
him to feel certain that current re
ports regarding peace overtures are
true, Iord Sydenham thinks that
they are not at all Improbable.
"I should say," he said, in an inter
view In tha Pall Mall Oasette. "that
the overtures were mainly inspired
tby the now certain Impossibility of
Oerman success In the west and the
growing difficulties of the miscon
ceived and dangerous advance Into
Russia. From first to last, the Ger
mans have not won a great military
success, and, although every effort
has been made to maintain confi
dence of the ultimate result In the
minds of the German people and of
neutrals, there must be many who
realise that the prospects, of ultimate
victory are growing dimmer.
"Without in the lease wishing to under
rate the tremendous difficulties that lie
before ua and the great efforts which are
still essential on the part of the allies, It
docs not seem unreasonable to suppose
that the Oermans may consider the time
has come to fly kltee Indicating at leaat,
apparently, their desire for Immediate
peace, although they may have another
motive by thl 1 mean a desire to Inti
mate to neutrals that they hat arrived
at a reasonable attitude of mind and that
the whole reaponelblllty fer the further
horrors of war must rest with th allies'
No Separate Peace for Japaa.
LONDON. Oot. 29. Japan has become a
party to the agreement not to conclude
a separate peace.
Announcement was' made today that A
not wa addressed to th Japanese gov
ernment on October It, Inviting It to give
adherence to th declaration of Qreat
Britain, France and Russia, .'signed en
Peptamber S, last year, that none of
these nation would oonolud a aeparat
peace, pn the Same day that thl request
wa mad, Count Inouye, Japanese am
baaaador to Great Britain, replied that
h bad been authorised by his government
to give "their full and complete adher
ence to th term of thl declaration." '
Italy also I party to this agreement
having given adhesion to It at the time
it entered the war last May. .
New Orleans Spends
Millions to Make
the City Eat-Proof
NEW ORL.BANB. La., Oct. t9.-Mor
than M, 600,000 ha been expended In the
laat year In an effort to make New
Orleans rat-proof and prevent the reap
pearance of bubonlo plague, according to
an announcement made here today by Dr.
It. H. Creel of the United States publio
health service, In charge of the work.
Seventy-four thousand five hundred and
twenty-six buildings have been made rat
proof. About 7,000 not considered worth
repairing by the owners have been de
molished and work la progressing on
S9.S01 other. Approximately 37.009 build
ing atill are to be made rat-proof.
Cltlsen of New Orleans have expended
approximately 3,861,0O0 on their property,
while th federal, state and city govern
ment have spent more than 161,000 In
Fined for Telling
Uncle Sam What He
Thinks About Him
IOWA CITT, la., Oct .-Speclal Tel
egram.) It coat John Nuaaer, a looal
linotype operator, 1300 today to tell the
government what he thought of It. N us
ee r failed to get some patent medicine
through th mall which he had ordered
In the eaat. lie promptly wrote a letter
to Washington relieving his frame of
mind. . Somehow or other the matter got
Under Burleson' collar, with th result
that Judge M. J. Wade of th southern
district fined Nusser a big lump of beans,
bones, buoks today for his folly.
Women Will Talk
NF.W TORK. Oct t Twenty-four
hour of continuous oratory, beginning
at midnight, with a meeting In Long
Acre square, will mark the beginning ot
the whirlwind finish of tbe woman suf
frage campaign. Forty-eight speakers
have been enlisted and will relieve one
another at half-hour Intervals, so tha
the meeting will be continuous until mid.
night Saturday night. The list of speak
ers Includes many of the leaders of the
woman suffrage objections.
ATHENS SAYS ENTENTE
PROMISES R0UMANIA LAND
ATHENS, Oct . (Via London The
Ilestla says It baa learned from a dip
lomatic source that there are Indications
Roumanla will accept the proposal of
the entente allies for Joining them It
is highly probable, the newspaper aays,
that Russian force concentrated on the
Roumanian frontier will pass through
Roumanla to go to the assistance of
Th entente power. It I ald. Intend
to satisfy Roumanla's ambitions, includ
ing its desire for territory la Russian
Way is Now Open for the Passage
of War Supplies from Austria
and Germany Into
BUL0ARS THREATENING NISII
Pall of This City Would Give Cen
tral Empire Control of Big Link .
in Road to Turkey.
ENTENTE IS WATCHING GREEC3
LONDON. Oct. 29. Tne first phase
of the AuRtrlan-Cernian-Duigariaa
campaign In Serbia is completed. Not
only have the Invaders of Serbia re
alised the Important objective of
Joining hands in the northeastern
corner of the country, but they have
enhanced this military cdvantago by
procuring free passage down the
A flotilla of steamers Is said to be
already waiting to transport war
material and If, as stated confidently
by ' Austro-Oerman and Bulgarian
leaders, Serbia cannot interfere wltU
these arrangements, Bulgaria's am
munition shortage should soon be re-
ieed and Its offensive power greatly
BulaarlMha Threaten Nlsh.
The progres of liulitarlan 'roups east
and northeast tf Nlsh both threatens the
city and places the Serbian army In a
position of tncressed danger. Moreover,
like the union of Bulgarian and Teu
tonlo armies further north, the capture
of Nlsh would have more than mere
military or strategic advantage, since it
would make possible rapid establishment
of railway communication through Bel
grade, Nlsh and Sofia, among Austria,
Germany and their allies.
From the north the Oermans and Aus
trlana are advancing over a wide front,
whloh runa slightly southeast of Valyevo
and swings In a broad curve northeast
almost to the Danube at Klailovo, where
It Join the right wing ot the Bulgar
ians. Kateat a Watrfclesr Ureeee,
Rumor continue to ascribe to th
Oreek government Intentions hostile to
tha entente power, even going eo far a
to' 'any that Oreeo ha an understanding
WiUt Bulgaria, and at the psychological
moment will fall upon the allied troops
which landed at Salonlkl. . No such de.
surn are really credited to Oreeo In
London, hut tiugland and France con
tinue to watoh tha political situation at
Athens with unconcealed anxiety, ' .
Sir K J ward Grey, the foreign secre
tary, aaid Joday that Greece' espousal
of the cause of the central powers was
an, Impossibility, and similar assurances
come from authoritative Greek sources.
The 1 inactivity which has marked tha
situation on the western front for some
time Is still unbroken.
In the east Field Marshal Von Mln
denburg' attack In the Riga district ha
entered upon no ' new phase. . .
"reneh Offlelal Krport.
PARIS, Oct. JB.-North of the Alan
there was last night very severe
fighting with bomba and ' grenades, ac
cording to a statement given out thl
arternoon by the French- war flee.
There was also a bombardment In th
Champagne district, in which both side
Th text of the communication fol
lows' "Yesterday evcr.lng there wa fight
ing of particular violence with bomba
and hand grenados to the north of toe
Aisne tiver, In the sectors of Pulsalelne
"In the Champagne district the bom
bardment. In which both sides took part, 1
previously reported, continued during th'
night In the same locality, namely, near
Tahure. as well as In the vicinity of th
work called 'La Courtlne.'
"There 1 nothing to report from the
remainder of the line. .
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