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VOL. XLVI NO. 26.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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DE FACTO TROOPS
ON WAY TO LINE
General Trevino Hears Scat
tered Bands Evade Soldiers
and Are Headed for the
SKIRT CHIHUAHUA CITY
Commanders of Garrisons at
Ojinaga and Piedras Negras
Ordered to Watch.
WARNS THE U. S. PATROLS
Chihuahua City, Mexico, July 17.
Several scattered groups of Villistas
have eluded the cordon of govern
ment troops which surrounded them
in the Rio Florido bottoms and have
reassembled at Tinajai and Las
Escobas on the road to Ojinaga and
are making their way north with the
object of making another raid on the
American border, according to con
fidential advices to General Jacinto
The advices, which came from
Santa Rosalia, said the outlaws skirted
Chihuahua City by traveling in small
groups to the little settlements north
east of here.
General Trevino immediately or
dered the commanders of the garri
sons at Ojinaga and Piedras Negras
to throw troops out in an attempt to
intercept the bandits, whose numbers
were estimated at about 200. He
pointed out, however, that the nature
of the terrain is such that some of
the outlaws might evade the govern
ment troops and suggested that it
would be well for military authorities
on the American side of the frontier
to be especially vigilant.
Under Water Liner
Expected to Start
On Return Trip Soon
Baltimore, Md., July 17. An
nouncement was made today that
after tomorrow no more visitors will
be allowed . on board the German
merchant submarine Deutschland.
This was taken as an indication that
the underwater liner will leave Balti
more before the middle of the week.
Stevedores resumed stowing the
cargo of rubber and nickel today,
Washington, July17. There will
be no patrol of American warships
off the Virginia coast to see that
allied cruisers awaiting the reappear
ance of the German merchant sub
marine Deutschland stay outside of
the three-mile limit. Secretary Dan
iels said today that the United States
assumed that its territorial waters
would not be violated by the allied
So far as can be learned, the Wash
ington government has not been noti
fied of the Deutschland's probable
sailing; but it is believed it will drop
down from Baltimore to some cove
in the Chesapeake Bay and from
there slip to sea on the first favor
ably dark night.
Five Thousand at
Opening of Rotary
Cincinnati, O., July 17. The sev
enth annual convention of the Inter
national Association of Rotary Clubs
opened here today with more than
5,000 delegates present. Business
men from almost every state in the
union' and a large delegation from
Canada :t in attendance.
The business session was called to
order by President Allen D. Albert
of Minneapolis. The address of wel
come was delivered by Ralph A. Tin
gle, president of the Cincinnati Ro
tary club. After the president's ad
dress on "A Series of Observations on
Rotary" reports of several commit-:
Ices were received.
Among the amusements participa
ted in by the delegates was the Ro
tary Golf tournament, which started
today, with twenty-four rotary clubs
from as many cities entered.
For Nebraska Fair and continued warm.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m.
6 a. m.
7 a. m.
a a. m.
10 a. m.
12 m 0
.1 p. m 91
2 p. m 91
3 p. m 9?
4 p. m 9
6 a. m 91
8 p. m 90
7 p. m. 80
8 p. m.... 12
Comparative Local Record.
1916. 1916. 1914. 191S.
Hlghent yesterday... 94 89 S 100
Lowest yesterday 76 69 63 76
Wran temperature. . . 85 79 74 87
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .(10
Temperature nd precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature TT
r.xcesa for the day 8
Trial excess since March 1 , 96
Normal precipitation .13 Inch
Deficiency for the day r.. .13 inch
Tela rainfall since March 1... .62Incher
lpflclncy slnca March 1 6.86 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 191. .49 Inch
Peflclcnry for cor. period. 1914. 1.89 Inches
Reports From Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and Htate Temp. High- Raln
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 74 86 T
lavenport, clear 93 94 .00
r-tnver. cloudy 7 90 T
Des Moines, rain 74 94 .12
Ltd City. Hear 94 96 .00
lender, cloudy 10 90 .00
North Platte, clear..,. 94 98 .on
Omaha, clear Sfl 94 .00
I'ueblo. cloudy 80 94 .00
I.spld City, clear 90 .20
8lt t.ake City, cloudy. 84 90 T
Hhertdan. clear f o .tin
Sioux City, cloudy M . fts .00
ali-ntlne, clear 14 tft ,00
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
Omaha Banker Sayi New Plan
of Federal Reserve May
SORT OF AN EXPERIMENT
The new check clearing system, in
augurated Saturday by banks which
are members of the federal reserve
system, may revolutionize the credit
systems of all banks concerned, ac
cording to Luher Drake, president of
the Merchants' National bank of
"The new plan is a radical one, and
more or less in the nature of an ex
periment. We don't know how it will
work out, or whether it will be perma
nent." said Mr. Drake.
"The new check clearing plan is in
tended to make the exchange charge
for handling all checks uniform at
V2 cents for every transaction
handled. That is, whether a check
calls for 25 cents many thousands
of dollars, the charge made to the
bank or writer of the check for mak
ing the transfer of funds between the
banks concerned will be centl.
Old System Abolished.
"This does away with the old ex
change system, whereby amounts of
from 10 cents up, depending upon the
amount of the transaction, were
charged for handling the check.
"In addition to this change, a de
ferred credits system is now put into
operation by the federal reserve
"Suppose, for instance, an Omaha
wholesale house deposit $20,000 in
checks with us, drawn on banks from
all over the west.
"We send these checks to the clear
ing house, where, instead of giving us
immediate credit for the amount, they
send the checks on to the banks upon
which they are drawn, and do not
tender us credit until they are hon
ored. Would Charge Interest.
"Of course, if the banks can't get
credit for these checks until they
come back, possibly in from four to
ten days, it will be difficult for the
banks to credit the wholesaler with
the amount deposited without charg
ing interest to cover the period of
time required for the bank itself to
receive credit for the checks.
"I believe that the local banks will
each have to work out this problem
for themselves. Nothing definite has
been done yet, because we don't know
just what the new system is going to
do to us."
General Gavira Will
In Juarez District
El Paso, July 17. General Gabriel
Gavira, former commander of the gov
ernment forces in northern Chihua
hua, has left Mexico City for the bor
der, and will assume his old command
in Juarez at the end of the week,
Lieutenant Colonel Leon Buclon, act
ing commander of the garrison, an
nounced today. General Gavira will
relieve General Francisco Gonzales,
who left today for an inspection trip
of the Carranzista forces concentrated
in the wake of the American expedi
tionary command, and who probably
will be assigned, it was said, in charge
of the Mexican field base at Villa
Ahumada, eighty-three miles south of
Colonel Buclon said that other than
that Villa is surrounded in the bot
toms of the Klorido river in such a
way as to make his escape from the
de facto troops seemingly improb
able, no dispatches had been received
concerning the progress or the bandit
campaign in southern Chihuahua.
Aged Broken Bow
Man Is Dead from
Effect of Heat
Broken Bow, Neb., July 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) James Lowder, an
old-time resident of this city, was
found dead about 7 o'clock Sunday
night in a held about tiiteeh miles
southwest of here. It is presumed
while wandering over the hills de
ceased was stricken with the heat.
His coat and hat were found about
200 yards from the body. Lowder
left here Friday night and his rela
tives thought he was going to Oconto.
He was 70 years of age. The body
was brought to Broken Bow during
the night by Sheriff Wilson and
County Attorney Kelly.
Hazed by Fellows
From Training Camp
Monterey, Cal., July 17. Willie
Ritchie, former lightweight cham
pion, and a score of wealthy members
of the business men training camp
here, were nursing bruises today as
a consequence of a hazing given them
by 300 fellow rookies for the crime
of doffing military for civilian at
tire. The tiazers invaded the Del Monte
hotel, dragged the offending "dress
ed up" civilian soldiers from grill and
lobby and dining room and bar and
tossed them high in blankets.
Lincoln. Tulv 17. The rn.t nf mn-
htlmnir tlic Nebraska Matinnal ilttarA
is estimated by Adjutant General Hall
at JU.uw. 1 lie sute s contingent
consisted of two re 'n.eius, a total of
about l.VUO men.
HINTS OF TROUBLE
WITH THIS NATION
Tiillnn in Wnnun nf f"4" '.tii'
eeeKs iniorma'- , . ,
ing Status " ? -.lie
NONE IS GIVEN OUT
MRS. FUNSTON BACK FROM BORDER Thit i a picture of Mr. Frederick Fun.ton and
her baby daughter, Eleanor., just returned to her modest little home on infantry Row at
the Presidio, after an extended visit to her hntbrnd on the Mexican border.
Government Declares It Is Not
Politic to Show Its Hand
DIPLOMATS NOT ACTING
London, July 17. The question of
the possibility of a dispute between
Great Britain and the United States
over the statue of the German com
mercial submarine Deutschland,
which arrived recently in the United
States, was raised in the House of
Commons today by John Dillon, who
asked Lord Robert Cecil, minister of
war trade, to present immediately to
Parliament the communications
which had passed between the two
governments, and to undertake to
keep the house fully informed of the
course of negotiations in this matter.
Lord Robert replied that the corre
spondence was proceeding and that it
was not in the public interest that it
should be published now. He would
see that the suggestion to keep the
house informed of the course of the
negotiations was fully considered.
"Will you see," asked Mr. Dillon,
"that Parliament is not committed to
a dispute with the United States
without the house being given an op
portunity of discussing the whole
Lord Robert replied:
"1 don't think the house would
wish me to give such an undertaking
as that, but f will present the sugges
tion to Sir Edward Grey "
Washington, July 17. Both the
British and French embassies have
made representations to the State de
partment urging that the Deutschland
is a potential warship not entitled to
treatment in neutral ports as a peace
ful merchantman. The British state
ment of views was presented in
writing, but with the explanation that
it merely was for the information of
the United States and was not in the
nature of a protest.
Now that the department has ruled
formally that the submarine is en
titled to recognition as a merchant
vessel, it is understood the diplo
matic representatives of the allies are
awaiting instructions from their for
One Omaha Tennis
Player Wins at the
Kansas City, Mo., July 17. Out-
of-town players won their first round
matches almost without exception
here today in the great plains tourn
ament for men, being played on the
courts of the Rock Hill Tennis club.
Among the first round results
Lawrence Green, Omaha, defeated
H. J. Ebert, Kansas City 6-4, 6-2.
W. S. Pettit, Ncodesha, Kan., de
feated Howard Green, Omaha 6-1,
The best tennis talent of the cen
tral west was here today for the first
annual Great Plains championship
tournament on the courts of the
Rock Hills Tennis club. Of a total
of 110 entries for the singles title,
thirty-seven are visiting stars, includ
ing John C. Neely, jr.; Jerry M.
Weber and James H. Weber, Chi
cago; Seiforde M. Stellwagen, Minne
apolis; Charles P. Trask and J. Hen
nessey, Indianapolis; Evan Rees,
Dallas, Tex.; Lawrence Green and
Howard Green, Omaha; Paul Dar
rough, Hugo, Okl.; Eugei- Monnet,
Norman, Okl., and Charles T. Speice,
Kingfisher, Okl. Prominent among
the local players entered for the
tournament are Jack Cannon, Clif
ford J. Lockhorn, Dix Teachenor and
First round matches were expected
to be completed today.
Five Persons Killed
Jacksonville. 111., July 17. Five
persons were killed and one internal
ly injured yesterday when the auto
mobile in which they were riding
was struck by a passenger train one
mile west of this city. The dead
MRS. MART M'OSHKRRT, Jaekannvllle.
MISS ELLEN GROVES, Jackannvllle.
MARGARET ALLEN. SprlnirlPld 111.
ALLEN BERNARD. Sprlnf field, til.
MRS. ADOLI'H BERNARD, Bprlnallold,
' 5 Iv ; V y2 ' 1
Blue Caps Who Were "Red
Caps" Supplied Red Caps
The porters at the Burlington sta
tion have heretofore been known as
red caps, notwithstanding the fact
that they wore blue caps. Now, how
ever, they are red caps in every sense
of the words. They have been sup
plied with caps of the brightest red
and consequently are easily distin
guishable from the other railroad em
ployes about the depot.
Secretary of I. W. W. Appears
Before the City Council
Secretary Rogers of the I .W. W. ap
peared before the city council to re
quest that the police be lenient with
"migratory harvest hands" who are
just now passing through Omaha in
large groups. He said there would
be between 500 and 600 more and
added that those men are harvesting
the grains of Kansas and Nebraska.
1J?S EEESS.TO.hi AND 0TB OF JiEie CHIIDHEN. tNTt..fto1saivtce
LAD MEETS DEATH IN
Paul Nicholson, Son of W. G.
Nicholson, at Wheel of Auto
That Hits Another Oar.
CLEVELAND MAN IS HELD
Paul Nicholson, aged 14, son of W.
street, was killed at 1 o'clock yester
day afternoon, when an automobile he
was driving collided with a car driven
by William Grigsby of Cleveland, O.,
who, with Mrs. . Grigsby, is touring
the west. .;.'-
The accident occurred on Thirty
sixth street, just outside he Field
club grounds. The Grigsby car was
going south on Thirty-sixth street
just as the Nicholson lad drove out of
the Field club driveway.
Hurled to Pavement.
The boy, who was alone in the ma
chine, was hurled headforemost onto
the pavement. He died at Nicholas
Seun hospital, where he was rushed
immediately after the accident.
Grigsby and his wife were also
thrown from their car, but were only
Grigsby will be held pending a
coroner's investigation of the acci
dent. Young Nicholson's father is secre
tary and auditor of the Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway com
pany. Shark Kills Sailor
Who is Launching
Philadelphia, Pa., July 17.-Surviv-
on of the sunken steamer Ramos,
who were brought to this port last
night, said today that one of the two
men lost while a lifeboat was being
launched last Wednesday in ' the
storm off the North Carolina coast
was drawn under water by a shark,
schools of which, they said, were
sighted by the crew. Captain Mc-
Goldrick and eight other members of
the crew, who were in one of the
three lifeboats, have not yet been
found, and it is feared they may have
fallen victims of sharks.
Washington, July 17. Suggestions
that a campaign of extermination
against sharks along the Atlantic
be undertaken by the coast guard
service were abandoned today by
Treasury department officials after
considering a report by Captain Car
den of the cutter Mohawk, saying
such a campaign would be impractic
able and that the only sure method
of protecting bathers was the ex
tension of the steel wire nets already
in use at most resorts.
NINE ARE DROWNED;
LOSS TEN MILLIONS
Large Section of North Caro
lina, South Carolina and
Virginia Under Water.
TWO SCORES ARE MISSING
Raleigh, N. C, July 17. Flood wa
ters which swept parts of North Car
olina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ten
nessee and West Virginia yesterday,
taking a toll of at least nine lives, ren
dering hundreds of persons homeless
and doing property damage various')!
t;suiiitticu i Hum aiu,njuAAj iu
000.000. were receding today.
The worst conditions were obtained
in western North Carolina, where the
flood was described as the most dis
astrous iri the history of that sec
tion. Asheville and its environs were
the heaviest sufferers, but with train
service at a standstill as the result of
washouts, slides and lost bridges, tele
graph service badly crippled and
roads almost impassible, it probably
will be several days before the full
extent of death and destruction will
Two Score Missing.
Lower Asheville still was flooded
today by the waters of the French
Broad River. Two deaths were re
ported in the city proper, while an
other death occurred at the town of
Biltniore, to the cast, and two score
persons, including members of a rail
road construction gang who went
down with a bridge, were listed as
Between Asheville and Salisbury
(tontlnufd an Pr t, Colnma .)
Man Killed In
Auto Accident at
Sioux City, la,
Sioux City, la., July 17. An auto
mobile carrying four residents of Jef
ferson, S. D., bound for Sioux City
to attend a circus, dashed through the
railing of a bridge over the Sioux
river here today and three occupants
of the car were drowned. The vic
ClRORdK rol'NTA IN. afed SO.
FLORKNCB WAKKK1 RI.D, 17.
KVKI.TN WAKEFIELD, IS.
Allen Cates, the other occupant of
the car, was rescued after he had
made a heroic but futile effort to swim
to shore with Florence Wakefield.
Veterans Are Given
Leave With Pay
Washington, July 17. An execu
tive order was signed today by Presi
dent Wilson allowing all veterans of
the civil war in the service of the fed.
eral government, leave with pay to at
tend the Grand Army encampment in
Kansas City, Mo., August 26 to Sep
New 'Phone Will Transmit the
Human Voice Through Ground
San Francisco, Cal., July 17. Dr.
II. Barriuger Cox, known in the
world of electrical science as an in
ventive genuis, announced here today
that he had perfected a subterranean
wireless telephone and that, inci
dentally, he had discovered a new law
of physics that leectric energy can be
transmitted over a single conductor.
ror the last five month. Dr. Cox
has been working at Los Olives, Cal.,
with the United States forest service
in an effort to perfect a system of
wireless signals 'for forest fires. It
was while so engaged, he said, that
he discovered the possibilities of
transmitting the human voice through
the ground. He will leave in a few
days for the east to obtain patents
and arrange for equipping the Cali
fornia forest district with instru
ments, The equipment consists of an or
dinary telephone transmitter connect
ed with a battery and a special in
strument Dr. Cox's secret with a
? round wire. At the regular station
ive or fifty miles away is a similar
instrument. The only things between
the two stations is the ground
through which travels the current car
rying the voice impluses.
"Wehn I make public the details of
the discovery?" said Dr. Cox, "it will
be clear to even the most ordinary
intelligence that if it was not opera
tive it should be. It is so extremely
simple that the pleasure in having
discovered it is diminished by the
realizing that common sense should
have told me how to do it long ago."
0. H. Stingley of Company K of
Silver Creek Loses Life
Sunday While Bathing.
BODY IS FOUND TODAY
Mercedes, Tex., July 17.-C. K.
Stingley, of Company K, Fourth Ne
braska regiment, was drowned yes
terday while bathing in the lake near
here. He was seized with cramps
while in the middle of the lake and
jtnti' dorn befgnt;, companion
rescue him. Private Stingley
was 23 years of age and was the son
of L. G. Stingley of Silver Creek. The
body was recovered this morning;., .
Silver Creek. Neb., July 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Private Charles H.
Stingley was born near Cozad in
Dawson county, twenty-three years
ago. He lived on a farm with his par
ents until his mother's death, two
years ago. He came to Silver Creek
with his father, Lyman G. Stingley,
to reside on a farm with his uncle,
John Lundgren. He was employed in
a local garage for the last six months.
He joined Company K. at Osceola
June 22. His body was recovered at
9 a. m. today. Its condition neces
sitated immediate burial at Mercedes,
Tex. The body will be disinterred
later and brought here.
Prohibited from .
Washington, July 17. General or
ders were issued by the War depart
ment today prohibiting army officer!
from taking part in any movement for
the solicitation of funds to augment
rations issued by the government to
National Guardsmen in the federal
"The army ration furnished these
troops," says today's orders, "is am
ple for all purposes when properly
used, aud officers and enlisted men
of the organized militia and National
Guard in the service of the United
States are not to participate in ob
taining fund for such a purpose."
Washington. July 17, President
Wilson decided late today to change
the tentative plan for holding the noti
fication ceremonies August?, because
he desired to postpone them until
after the ajournment of congress.
Austrian Attack in Upper
Posina Valley Is Repulsed
Rome, July 17. (Via London.)
The repulse of a heavy attack by the
Austriani in the upper Posina valley
in the Trentino as the result of an
Italian counter attack was announced
today by the war office.
The announcement says:
"In the upper Posina area ,the
enemy attempted to stop our advance,
delivering a heavy attack supported
by concentrated artillery fire be
tween Monte Santo and Monte To
raro. We made a counter t-ttack and
after severe hand to hand fighting,
repulsed the enemy along the whole
U. P. Advertising Man Says
This is Record Year for Travel
John P. Cummins of Chicago, gen
eral advertising .agent of the Union
Pacific, is visiting in Omaha. Mr.
Cummins asserts that summer travel
is tremendous and promises to break
all records, even the records of expo
sition years. A gor share of the
travel is to the Rocky mountains, he
TO POINT BEHIND
THE PER LIPA
Retreat of Army Southwest of
Lutsk is Announced in
tho Berlin Official
RUSS CONTINUE ADVANCE
Potrograd Reports Capture of
Thirteen Thousand Prison
ers in vicinity of Volhynia.
BRITISH TAKE SECOND LIN2
Berlin, July 17. (ia London.)
A withdrawal uf German troops un
der General von Linsmgen southwest
of Luiak to a point behind the River
l.ipa is officially announced by th;
war office today.
Today's statement ,on operations
along the eastern front sayj:
"Army group of Field Marshal von
Hindcnburg: Increased fire west and
south of Kiga and on the Dvina front,
preceding Kuaiian enterprises. Near
Katarinehof, south of Kiga, consul-,
erable enemy forces attacked. Lively
lighting developed here.
"Army group of General von Lin
singen: Southwest of Lutsk, a Rus
sian attack was arrested by a German
counter attack. Thereupon, in order
to strengthen the Hue of defense, the
troops were withdrawn behind the
Lipa without being molested by the
enemy. . . ether places the Russian
were completely repulsed.'.'
Russians Continua to Advance.
Petrograd, July I, (Via London.)
The Kussians are continuing their
successful advance in the region of
the Lower Lipa, the war ofhee an
nounced today. The number of pris
oners taken by the Russians in Vol
hynia yesterday was nearly 13,000.
Capture More Positions.
London, July 17. German line sec
ond positions, west of Bazentm-Le-Petit
wood, have been captured by
the British in a storm attack, the war
office announced today. The positions
captured in what the statement char
acterizes, "is a further important auc-
(Coatlnwd aa ran S, fMiima t.)
Are Over Quarter.
MUlion of Men
Berlin. July 17. (By Wireless to
Say vllle.) "According to official re
ports from . Petrograd," aayi th
Overseas New agency, "in the period
between the beginning ol the Rus
sian offensive and July I, the number
of killed reached 14,900 officer and
248.00 men. Included among the of
ficer were' seventeen general and
twenty-nine regimental commander.
"Advices from Stockholm lay that
the Russian finance minister, having
failed to obtain a loan from England
and France, undertook negotiation
with bankers in the United States,
which also failed. England declared
that the cost of the war to herself
had reached such a point that it had
become impossible to assist her allies.
The Russian newspaper, Rech, com
menting on this situation, most vio
lently insults Americans for their
'egotism,' saying that at : last 'the
mask of sympathy for the allies ha
been torn from their faces.'
Children at New
V.m Vrlr Tli (,...k.. J.
crease in the number of death and
new case in the epidemic of infantile
paralyis wss reported by the health
department - today. During the
twenty-tour hours ending at 10 o clock
till mnrniflflr fmirln hiN.an AimA
of the disease and there were jinety-
nve new cases in tne nve boroughs of
New York City.
Jimines VYill Make
Protest to President
New York, July 17. Juan I. Jim
ines. formerly presiden. of San Do
mingo, arrived here tod: enroute to
Washington, where he will see Presi
dent Wilson. It is said he will pro
test against the outcome of the recent
elections in San Domingo. -
John Francis Campion,
Denver Capitalist, Dies
Denver, July 17. John Francis
Campion, widely known capitalist of
Denver, died here today after a long
illness. Campion came to Colorado
in 1879 from California and Nevada.
He was identificc with mining de
velopments in the wesj.
Want Ads in
The Bee for the
Week Just Ended,
7-15, than in the Same
Week One Year Ago
An Increud of
Beet Wwnt-Ad sure
gaining by leapt
. and bound. .
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