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Part One NEWS SECTION PAGES 1 TO 12. The Omaha Sunday Bee THE WEATHER FAIR VOL. XLVI NO. 5. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, ..J'lLY 16, 1916 SIX SECTIONS THIRTY-SIX PAGES. -1 SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. MOTOR DRIVERS III RACE WITH DEATH THRILL BIG THRONG Mad Race at Speedway Sends One Car Hurtling From Track in Front of Grandstand. ' FRANCHI ESCAPES UNHURT Mechanician Colombo Fatally Hurt and Dies Later in Hospital. GABLE HAS CLOSE CALL ey Ir. I BY EDWARD BLACK. Omaha had its first genuine auto mobile thrill at the speedway yester day afternoon when Franchi, in his Pusun racing machine, darted, as if hurled from a mighty catapault, through the railing at the top of the track to the ground twelve feet be low and then dashed in its frenzied flight for 100 feet in the space which separates grandstand from the track. At its fatal destination the machine, which a few seconds before had been a pulsating demonstration of man's mechanical genius, lay on the ground, an inert mass with -two human beings pinioned beneath its wreckage. That was enough of a thrill for any ordi nary mortal. Only a few minutes before this acci dent one of the announcers shouted through a megaphone requests that spectators remain quietly in their seats if an accident should occur. . Danger Adds Thrill. Will it happen?" asked each spec- Itor in his mind as he trained his eyes around the great mile and a fourth speedway. The possibility of a mechanical or tire defect diverting on of the machines from the track added zest to the occasion. Of course nbody wished any of the drivers to be injured or killed, but if an acci dent was to occur, Mr. Spectator had a feeling that he would like to see it. The 150-mile race was getting well under way when all of a sudden a crash of boards and a fleeting glimpse of the disappearing Pusun car brought the thrill which many were expecting. Spectator Start Rush. All of the spectators did not heed "the announcement of the man with the megaphone. Many started to rush to the scene of the disaster. Regular and special police held the situation in hand and in less than a minute the vast crowd was again settled back in its collective seats, watching the ter rific pace of the machines on the track. Word was passed around that two men had been killed, but the race was on and went on without in terruption. It seemed that a driver and mechanician more or less did not make much material difference. Several speedway officials picked r,;.,-p nf scattered boards from the track, Franchi and Colombo were re- oved from the wreckage, carrreu iu (he waiting ambulance ana laxen to iJie field hospital. Ana me race went on. , Want to See the Living. It was evident that when a man drops out of an- automobile race, through machine trouble or accident or death, the crowd loses interest in him. The spectators want to see real live racers who can speed it up at the rate of 100 miles or better per hour. And a thrill now and then is not half bad. If a man is hurt or killed there is an ambulance ready for him and doctors are handy. Every provision is made for his comfort. What more could be done? . . "What I would like to know is lust what those other drivers thought when Franchi went over the top of the track," was an expression of a spectator. 'Those other driver surely knew something happened, because they could sec the people in the grandstand standing up and no doubt f thm saw the accident. But iravf ins luu mues an nour anu using all of your wits to keep on the speed way yourself, I do not believe a driver wojrid have much time to think aboht the accident." The accident was of deep coniern . to the men at the pits. After the sec- ((lontlnued on Pl Two, Column Two.) (Fred Hunter's story of the race The Weather Nebraska Fair and continued warm. Hourly Temperatures. Hour f a, m 6 a. m 7 a. m UNCHANGED I I L I Jam. mm t. 7 7 ....IS ....as ....St 1 8 97 ...'...II 16 it 12 as 78 IK .00 7 0 84 . T 3 p. m. 4 p. ni. 5 p. m. fi p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. fAnnmntlvn Lool Record. ma. ins. iiu. lata. ,,.,., Yesterday . . 7 I" Lowest yeelerdmy.. Mean temperature Cheyenne! chsar . . . Da von port, part clou Denver, cloudy . .. Utes Molne. clear . Uode city, clear Lander, cloudy .. North Platte, clear. - Omaha-, dear Pueblo, cloudr Jppld City, cloudy . Srt-Ult Lake, clear ... ' Kanta Pe, cloudy . . . Sheridan, cloudy .. Hioux city, clear . 7 p. m. - eit. fall. , 7 M .00 y 93 M .09 , 7S 2 .00 , M U ' 00 . 60 t4 .00 . 74 7S .10 . M 1M .00 .92 91 .0 . M M .01 .81 M .00 ,. 7 82 T. 7 T. ,88 M ' . . 94 100 . ,00 y 91 103 .00 Indicates trace of precipitation. 1 A. WELSH. Meteorologist. HARMONY REIGNS IN LANCASTER G. 0. P. County Convention at Lincoln Results in Most Peace ful Meeting. SPEECHES BY CANDIDATES (From a Staff Correspondent,) Lincoln, July 15. (Special.) The Lancaster county republican conven tion proved to be a most harmonious one. although there was some warm discussion over the report of the reso lutions committee, which was finally accepted with the exception of a plank favoring the short ballot and a change in the primary law which would make an equitable distribution of offices be tween the town and the country. There was a strong sentiment favor ing a change in the primary, but the delegates appeared to think that the best thing to do was to leave it to the legislature. Judge Jesse B. Strode was elected chairman after the convention had been called to order by County ClAr man J. Reid Green, and Frank StapTe ton of Hickman was elected secretary. .Strode Praises Hughes. Judge Strode in his address said that the national convention had nom inated the most popular candidate ever nominated by a national conven tion because he had been nominated absolutely without any effort on his part and against the wishes of the bosses, hence he was a candidate of the people and would be elected. A resolutions committee was ap pointed consisting of Walter L. An derson, L. J. Dunn, L. L. Lindsey, Don L. Love, A. S. Graham, Cyrus Black and U. S. Ellithorp. Messages were read from Judge A. L. Sutton, candidate for governor, and C. F. Reavis, candidate for congress in the First district. John L. Kennedy, candidate for the United States senate, was present and addressed the convention. Kennedy Delivers Speech. He said the country was facing one of the greatest problems in its whole history and it behooved every true American to do his duty. "We who came here from a foreign country," said Mr. Kennedy, "should show true Americanism. Any man who comes from across the water should discard everything not in sympathy with American ideas and American institu tions at the water's edge and become in fact one of the great people on this side of the water who love true lib erty." His address was enthusiastically re ceived and frequently loudly ap plauded. - Delegates Elected. The following delegates were elect ed to the convention1: " Howard Schlegel. , F. T. Carotene. Crawford Kennedy. Henry Oerbie. Victor Seymour. I. Otterman. Adolph Lebaack. A. A. Hyere. O. V. P. Stout. A. M. Trlmbel. J. B. BtKxJe. , T. W. Smith. W. A. Bel leek. Martin Burns. Lincoln Froat. B. C. WItham. Don L. Love. H. C. Dalley. J. G Fi McKewra. Ralph Miller. Qltbert Brown. Samuel L. Lang". L. J. Dunn, Alva Van Curren. H. M. Buahnell. Henry F. May. W. L. Anderaon. J. W. Bennett. C. E. wnilamaon. J. Swarenften. J. C. Penaer. Cyrus Black. Henry F. Guile. Henry DeVrles. T. F. A. wnilama. Alex Graham. B. D. Beach. John Muhn. Hiram Broas. C. L. Myers. Neln P. Hansen. H. Q. Abott. W. C. Frampton. w. J. Blyatone. B. J. Hetner. W. C. Israel. George A. Adams, L. O. Brian. W. A. Ltndley. C. H. eVldrlch. A. Warner. Resolutions Adopted. The resolutions adopted by the con vention were as follows: We, the republicans of Lancaster county, In convention assembled, do most heartily approva of the platform adopted by the na tional republican convention in Chicago and congratulate our party upon taking such a firm stand for undiluted Americanism and unswerving: loyalty to our nation. We pledge our enthusiastic support to the nomi nees of that convention, Charles Evans Hughes and Charles Warren Fairbanks, and know that under their leadership a reunited party will achieve success in November. Wc believe It Important that Nebraska, a nor mal republican state, should bo represented In the United States senate by two repub licans, and we assure our nominee, the Hon. John L. Kennedy, our most loyal support and co-operation In securing his election. Praise for Hearts. It Is with satisfaction and with unusual pride that we note the Independence, dig nified and patriotic action In the congress of the United States by our representative from the First district of Nebraska, Hon. C. F. Reavis. It Is to be remembered that Lancaster county, during the congressional campaign two years ago, gave to Mr. Reavis Its most hearty and enthusiastic support; this both by the party's regular organiza tion and by Individual effort. And this It Is with more than usual satisfaction that we now give expression to our ap proval of his record as our representative In the popular branch of the congress of the United States, and here , pledge united ef fort of the party In Lancaster county to the end that his re-election in November next may be by such a 'majority as will give emphasis andr-expression of approval to the policies for which Mr. Reavis stands and promotes by Intelligent action. Ws most heart I y endorse each and every nominee on the republican state and county tickets and pledge them our support, as every candidate Is a clean and upright man and republican and worthy the enthusiastic support of every voter.. . , As to Pry Amendment. We recognize that constitutional amend ments Initiated by petition are submitted in a non-partisan manner, and for that reason we make no endorsement of the proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of liquor In this state. We pledge the republican candidates of this county to a strict enforcement thereof should It carry. We favor the establishment of a maxi mum charge for telephone service by legis lative enactment, as Is now provided for telegraph service In this state. Whereas, The national government has appropriated f88,OO0,OOO to be disbursed among the several states for permanent roads, upon condition that the state ap propriate an amount equal that which it receives from the general government, there fore, be It Resolved, That we favor legislation which will enable Nebraska to take advantage of this national aid for a most worthy cause. Resolved, That we favor legislation look ing to the use of convicts on the public highways In the state of Nebraska. Hay Named for Judge Of Court of Claims Washington. Jlly IS. President Wilson today nominated Representa tive James Hay of Madison, Va., chairman of the house military affairs committee, for judge of the United States court of claims, to succeed Judge George W. Atkinson, who re tired for age. JURORS Acn" WILL 0RP:i Uf MURDER CHARGE ,yf SERIOUS MISHAP ON THE OMAHA MOTOR SPEEDWAY Aldo Franchi' car skid at 100 mile per hour, and goes, through rail at top of track; Franchi i but slightly hurt, while hi mechanician, Dan Columbo, die from hi injuries. Flying splinter hurt several spectators. Cut show wrecked car lying at bottom of "zone of safety." Twelve Men, After Being Out for Five Hours, Declare University Student Is Not Guilty. CASE PERPLEXING ONE Charge of Judge Donnelly is Regarded as Favorable to the Defendant. HIS ATTORNEY PLEASED Waukegan, 111., July 15. William Orpet, the university student charged with murdering Marion Lambert, the high school girl and his former sweetheart, was found not guilty to night by a jury . in Judge Donnelly's court after five hours deliberation. Counsel for the defendant said that Judge Donnelly's instructions lo the jury were tantamount to a command to the jury to acquit. Speaking of Orpe'.'s testimony that he merely looked at the body and fled, Mr. Joslyn, who closed for the state, said: "If he suddenly was surprised to find her unconscious there wouldn't he have bathed her head in snow, wouldn't he have opened her dress, wouldn't he have searched exhaus tively for signs of life? Even the callous defendant would have done that, but he didn't because he knew she was dead, and he alone knew." At the close of Mr. Joslyn's argu ment Judge Donnelly delivered his instructions to the jury. Charge of Judge Donnelly. Counsel for the defense considered Judge Donnelly's instructions favor able to the defendant. Exerpts fol low: "The jury should not go beyond the evidence to hunt up doubts, nor must they entertain such doubts as chimerical or conjectural. "The court instructs the jury that although the jury should be satisfied from the evidence beyond a reason able doubt that the deceased Marion Lambert died from cyanide of potas sium poisoning, still if the jury fur ther finds from the evidence that she had the same opportunity for taking the poison herself without the aid of the, defendant, that the defendant had t. give it to her, and if it is possible from any reasonable manner to .ex plain all the facts and circumstances proved on the trial consistentlywith the hypothesis that she did take the poison herself for the purpose of kill ing herself, then this is sufficient to raise a reasonable doubt and the jury should render a veVdict of not guilty. "Nothing short of proo' so clear and convincing as"tb exclude every reasonable hypothesis ' of his in nocence will justify a conviction, and without such proof the jury must find the defendant not guilty. "To warrant a conviction the de fendant must be proved guilty so clearly that there is no reasonable theory that he can be innocent. "Unless you find beyond all reason able doubt in considering the evidence that the defendant had cyanide of po tassium in his possession just prior to the death of Marion Lambert, then you should find the defendant not guilty. "Flight, though a circumstance to be weighed against the defendant, is not of a conclusive character and it may not be evidence of guilt if it ap pears that there was any other motive for flight than a sense of guilt. "If there are two theories, one for guilt and one for innocence, then adopt the innocent theory and acquit. "Presumption of innocence is not a mere form to be disregarded by the jury at pleasure, but it is an essential substantial part of the law of the land. "The jury has no right to assume the guilt of the defendant and then to try to reconcile the testimony with such theory." Case Perplexing. , The case became one of the most perlexing in the annals of criminal history. Motive paralleled motive, action paralleled action, opportunity paralleled opportunity until the marks of murder and om suicide became substantially as one. In the end the guilt or innocence of the defendant, so far as the adduction of actual fact was concerned, went to the jury on the mystifying niceties of chemical analysis and Orpet's own compromising conduct. The mystery attracted unusual interest in all parts of the United States and Canada.' Trial of the case including selection of a jury occupied the better part of two months. There appeared in evi dence forty-four letters written by Orpet to Marion over a period of a year; bottles and boxes containing samples of cyanide from the McCor mick estate, from the Deerfield High school laboratory, from Kraft's drug store at Lake Forest and white pow der scraped from Marion's hand and from spots on . her cloak; the girl's garments; a magazine article dealing with the use of cyanide as a fumigator in greenhouses; the chemistry text books used respectively by the high school girl and the college student; a copy of the Wisconsin statute dealing with the sale of poisons, and a bottle of molasses and water. Chemists Testify. - Five chemists, all of whom were specialists in toxicology; one alienist, two surveyors, druggists, street car men, an undertaker, school teachers, police officers, reporters and friends of the Orpets and Lamberts were among the long array of witnesses who testified. Ralph W. Dady, state's attorney of Lake county; David R. Joslyn, state's attorney of McHenry county, and Eugene M. Runyard appeared as counsel for the prosecution, and (Coattnued on Fas Tea, Column Thro.) . in via tut .av in 3fcs7 mc$ri t a nr f rf 'V'. 9rf tt,XT iVaSk.- '3 COLLIER HECTOR IS TOTAL WRECK Naval Vessel Strikes Reef Off Charleston and Breaks In Two. ALL ARE REPORTED SAVED Washington, July "15. Command ant Briant of the Charleston yard sent the following message to the Navy department: "Hector ashore seven miles north east of the Romaine gas buoy. Aban doned by crew at 12:45 a. m. Ship broken in two and s total wreck. All hands sured. Chief engineer and one fireman, seriously injured. Carpenter broken leg. Officers and crevr being .taken to Charleston." The' chief engineer is Edward A. Mercer of Kockfand, Me. Another dispatch trora Captain Briant, commandant at Charleston, said all the officers, crew and ma rines taken off by the lighthouse ten der Cypress and the tug Wilmington arrived at Charleston at S a. m. today- .; . . Six Reported Msslng. Charleston, S. C. July 15. At least one marine was drowned and five or six others who were aboard the large naval collier Hector, which grounded while trying to reach Charleston, are missing, according to reports, to the Consumers' Coal company, owners of the tug Vigilant, which went to the Hectors assistance. The chief engineer's skull was frac tured and two others of the crew were badly injured, according to the report. One hundred and two. marines and sailors from the Hector were landed here this morning. Captain Newell and sixteen men remain aboard the Hector, which is lying aground off Charleston lightship, broken in two. Four injured marines were sent to a local hospital. Charleston, S. C, July IS. Tales of the unsuccessful fight of the naval collier Hector against gale which blew 120 miles so hour, great leas, fires and disabled engines and the daring rescue of 102 men by the tug Wellington, were brought today- by the first survivors to land. The Wellington, storm battered and having lost its two barges, worked for six hours taking off the crew and sixty marines, which the Hector was taking from Port Royal to Guantan amo. ' Captain Joseph Newell of the Hec tor and about twenty men were taken off later by the steamer Cypress and the broken Hector was left to its fate, seven miles northeast of Ca peron. No member of the ship's com pany was lost and' but four were hurt. The Hector ran into .he worst of the hurricane Thursday morning. Huge waves broke over the vessel and poured down -the hatches, disabling the engines. When it was finable to make way, wireless calls for help were sent out. Fires broke out in the hold. The Wellington reached the collier at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, about one hour after the Hector had grounded. The work of transferring the men continued for several hours. Captain 'ewell with about a score of men elected to remain on the Hector. The Wellington started for this port and the Cypress set out to take off Captain Newell and his men, as it seemed certain there was no chance to save the collier. At K o'clock last night Captain Newell and his men were forced to leave the Hector. Troops of South ' Dakota Expect ' to Start, Tonight Sioux City, la., July IS. Advices from Redneld, S. D., to the Journal says that the South Dakota troops probably will start for the border to night.,. The troops have received or ders to entrain and probably will board cars in a few hnn HOLDS RATES FROM OMAHA ARE UNFAIR Commission Rules Railroads Are Discriminating Against Points East of River. ORDERS READJUSTMENT Washington, July 15. The Inter state Commerce commission held to day that freight rates to many Ne braska cities have given Omaha un fair advantages over Council Bluffs, Sioux City, St. Joseph, Kansas City and Atchison, Kan., and ordered a readjustment of rates to put these cities on a competitive basis, effective Senember 25.' V: '.- The rates involved here are- the Nebraska intrastate rates fixed by General Order 19 of the Nebraska State Railway commission. They went into effect November 6, 1914. Cities on the east bank of the Mis souri river; namely, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, St Joseph and Kansas City, attacked the rates as discrim inatory. "The decision of the commission," said a Commercial club traffic bureau man, "probably orders an adjustment of rates where the haul is the same, but of course would not make the same rate apply from any of the cit ies mentioned to any point in Ne braska if the distance, were greater than the distance from Omaha. "Omaha now has the same rate to points in Iowa, for instance, as Coun cil Bluffs has, plus ttje bridge toll." Injunction In Prospect. Lincoln, July 15. (Special Tele gram.) State Railway commissioners will not discuss the order from Wash ington until they see a copy of the de cree. It is intimated an effort will be made in federal court to enjoin new rates when the railroads seek to put them in force. Hearing in ViUisca Murder Case Set For Next Friday Red Oak, la., July 15. (Special.) William Mansfield, charged with the Villisca axe murders, was brought be fore Justice George W. Thomas here yesterday and arrangements made for his preliminary hearing to be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning, July 21. Mansfield expressed a desire to have the hearing put off until that date so that his attorney, J. C. Detwiler of Kansas City, could have time to con fer with some witnesses after arriv ing here. Detwiler expects to be here on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, according to a letter which Mansfield received from him yesterday. , Judge. E. B. Woodruff arrived here yesterday morning and organized the frand jury and left again at noon, he grand jury has been in session all day and it is presumed that it has been hearing evidence in the Mans field case, as a number of persons from Villisca have been here during tne day. The erand jurors are H. M. Dirrim of Scott township, E. T. Erickson of Frankfort, W. R. Finlayson of Jack son, S. D. Gillispie of West, Charles Holinstrom of Sherman, J. R. Jones of Lincoln, C. M. Kneedy of Pilot Grove. A. S. Nelson of Grant, W. H. Rusk of East, R. D. Taylor of Doug las, T. T. Thompson of Washington and S. L. Wickersham of Red Oak. Famous French Scientist is Dead Paris, July 15. Prof. Elie Metchni koff, the famous bacteriologist, is dead. Prof. Metchnikoff had been in poor health for several months. The first news of his serious condition peached this country in January, when it be came known that he was seriously ill with heart disease. His physicians aunnounced in May that there was no hope of saving the life of their patient. WIFE OF ST. JOSEPH PROSECUTOR SLAIN Mrs. Oscar McDaniel Beaten to Death During a Short Absence of Husband. DEED CAREFULLY PLANNED St. Joseph, Mo., July IS. Mrs. Os car McDaniel, wife of the prosecuting attorney of Buchanan county, whose skull was crushed by assassins at her home about midnight last night, died here this morning without regaining consciousness. The entire police and sheriff's forces are engaged in the search for the murderer or murderers. An assassin fired five shots at her n'usband,' who engaged in a pistol duel with the man . Neither was hit and the man escaped. The attack was evi dently carefully planned and it is be lieved the assassin intended to kill both the prosecutor and his wife. The police connect the tragedy with an anonymous threatening letter received by McDaniel about a week ago. McDaniel was called downtown by a telephone call about 11:30 p. m. Mc Daniel found the call was a fake. He hurried back home and as he stopped his car in front of the house, a man opened fire on him from behind a tree. After his assailant fled, the prosecutor hurried upstairs to his wife's room, where he found her senseless on the floor, her head ter ribly crushed. She had been beaten with some heavy blunt instrument. Bloodhounds are being used in an ef fort to track the slayer. The police have taken into custody live men wno are hem pending in vestigation of the murder. Twenty-Seven More Infants Are Dead of Paralysis at Gotham New York, July 16. A drop in temperature failed today materially to reduce the fatalities and develop ment of the epidemice of infantile paralysis. During the twentv-four hours ending at 10 o'clock this morn ing, there were twenty-seven deaths and 144 new cases of the disease re ported in the five boroughs of New York. To control the epidemic the Rocke feller foundation today donated the sum of $50,000 to those in charge of the fight against the disease. Mayor Mitchcl has been named a member of the committee through which the fund will be disbursed. Since the epidemic started on June 26, nineteen days, 1,853 cases have been reported and there have been 369 deaths. Paul Smith, Motor Magnate, Falls From Tenth Floor New York, July 15. Paul Smith of Detroit, vice president of the Chal mers Motor company, was killed to day When he cither jumped or fell from the window of his room on the tenth floor of the Hotel Biltmore. Mr. Smith came here July 10 on busi ness. He had complained of ill health and had summoned his wife from De troit on the plea that he had pto maine poisoning. Mrs. Smith reach ed New York early today and was about to have breaktast with her hus band in his apartment, when she miss ed mm. sne saia sne did not see him drop from sight or hear an outcry. Business Section ( . of New Hall, Iowa, Destroyed hy Fire Cedar Rapids. Ia.. July 15. The en. tire business section of New Hall, fif teen miles west ot here, was destroyed by fire today. The loss was estimated at $yu,uw. BRITISH FORCE GERMANS TO THE THIRD POSITION Allies at One Point Advance) Four Mile3 Behind First Line of the Teuton Trenches. TRONES WOOD IS TAKEN Official Statement from Berlin Admits Loss of Consid erable Ground. ' FRENCH REPULSE ATTACK London, July 15. The British of tensive was resumed today. The war office announced that at one point the Germans were forced back to their third line position. More than 2,000 prisoners were taken. The statement from the front, timed 12:50 p. in., follows: All continues to go well on .' 1 British front, and at one point we forced the enemy back to his third system cf defense, more t' ,n four miles to the .ear rf his original front trenches at Fricourt and Wamctz. "In the hu. iwent"-!ot,. .. urs wa have capturcu o.cr 2,000 '.'oners, including a regimenlal commander of the Third Guards division, and the total number of prisoners taken by the it -lis" since the, battle began i ' exceeds 10,000. Large quantities of war material also have tell into our hands." French Repulse Attack, Paris, July 15. A violent artillery duel continues in the Fleury sector, the war office announced today. A German attack on a trench north east of the Avocourt redoubt was re pulsed, the official statement asserts, and German attempts to undertake attacks in the Apremont forest were checked by a curtain fire. Germans Admit Losses, Berlin, July 15. (Via London,)- The continuation of the British at tack on the German lines between Poziere and Longueval resulted in the penetrating of the German lines and effecting a gain of territory, thi war office announced today. The British also have occupied Trones Wood. The fighting is continuing, although the atack has been stemmed, adds the statement, which says: "British attacks which followed the first sanguinary repulse suffered by them north of the Somme led to heavy fighting. By his forces massed between Pssieres and Longueval ths ' enemy, in spite of the most severe losses, succeeded in penetrating our lines and gaining some ground. He also occupied Trones Wood. "The attack has been stemmed, but the fighting is being continued. . Italian Attack Repulsed. Berlin, -July 15. (Wireless to Say- vine.) i he repulse ot heavy attacks by Italians on Austrian front in the Trentino between the Brenta and the Adige is announced in the Vienna headquarters report of July 14, -The statement says: "Intense activity continues between the Brenta and the; Adige. The ene my ten times attacked northeast of Monta Rasta, being in each case re pulsed by our troops, who maintained all their positions. Transit Privileges 1 On Omaha Grain ' Ordered Curtailed Washington, July 15. Transit priv ileges at Atchison and Leavenworth. Kan., on grain from Omaha and Council Bluffs to Mississippi river roints were curtailed today by the nterstate Commerce commission on the plea of the railroads that they were no longer necessary. The effect of the ruling, according to Omaha grain men, will not ba f reat so far as Omaha is concerned, n the past Omaha elevator men and shippers have sent considerable grain to St. Louis and other Missouri river points, via Atchison and Leavenworth, the grain being shipped to dealers at these points and held in storage until wanted at the destination points. "The ruling won't hurt us to amount to anything," says P. 1). Sturdevant of the Transmississippl Grain company. "We will ship direct at practically the same rates. It will hurt Atchison and Leavenworth only, Capt. J. M. Leidy, Rejected as Chaplain, to Do Recruiting Captain J. M. Leidy, whose services as chaplain with the Nebraska volun teers were rejected because of failure to pass the physical examination, has accepted the offer of Adjutant Gen eral "Phil" Hall to appoint him re cruiting officer. 1483 More Paid Want Ads in The Bee for the Week Just Ended, 7-15, than in the Same Week One Year Ago An Increase of , ,67 . : Bee Want-Ads are f gaining by leaps f . and bound. '