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Women Prefer THE BEE. fwo Women's Pages Every Day. The: 'Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER FAIR -? VOL. AI.VI JNO. 56. imrtiirn cnrrninn nuunu onxuiiui ; SOUTH ALONG THE PACIFIC MAST Republican Nominee Makes frive Speeches From Rear of His Oar as He Goes to San Francisco. jDBOWDS AT THE STATIONS Talks of Loyalty to the Flag and to Principles of Insti tutions of the U. S. Medford, Ore., Aug. 17.-Charles E. Hughes, southbound on his thirty five hour ride from Portland to San Francisco, talked of the tariff and the national honor today to crowds which assembled at the stations along the ray. From the rear platform of his ear the nominee made addresses at Riddle, Roseburg, Grant's Pass, Oak land and here. In each he summarized bis stand on preparedness, protection of American rights and industrial co operation. At Riddle Mr, Hughes asserted that "a decpreciation in American repute due to a "policy of vaccilation," had brought the -country nearer to war than it would have been had a firm and consistent policy been main tained. . "Those who think we are decadent and weak and have not got the old indomitable spirit are very much mis taken," said Mr. Hughes. "They do not represent the coun try." In his address at Grant's Pass, Mr. Hughes defined "dominant Amer- "We must have a srood drive ahead and there is no reason why in this country with its ability and natural re sources we should not have perma nent prosperity. To do that we must look after our own. That is what I mean by dominant Americanism able to take care of American inter ests. "In addition to that, we want also, and you cannot have much of a na tion without it, an intense regard for our national honor and a disposition to maintain it. I am solicitous to preserve peace and good will. "We want the friendship of all tht nations of the world. They are very friendly disposed to us. But if we re to keep out of trouble we must re spect ourselves and others must re spect us. There is no safe guarantee of peace avnea . other-begin ' to see bow much they can trifle with you nd yo decide you won't stand it. They have got to know you mean what you say, and- in the things Which vitally concern you that you re prepared to maintain them. That is good Americanism, It wilt give Us peace with honor. That is what America wants." In his address at Roseburg, Mr. Hughes said: Loyalty to the Flag. "You must have loyalty to the flag and unswerving loyalty to the prin ciples ot our institutions, you must have a keen -aDDreciation nf what what you must do to preserve it. You must preserve it by encouraging every American achievement; you must be sure we do not leave unused OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1916. TEN PAGES. On Tralna. M Roto!, Mw Ntsu.sU, He., e. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. (Crattmed on Pare Two, Column Three.) .W.Y.Morgan Will Be Western Publicity - Director for 6.0. P. Chicago, Aug. 17. W. Y. Morgan, publisher of the Hutchinson (Kan.) News, and lieutenant governor of that state, was appointed today as chief of the publicity bureau of the western campaign headquarters of the republican national committee. Alvin T. Hart of Kentucky, man ager of the western headquarters; an nounced that Fletcher Maddox of Great Falls, Mont., had , been ap appointed chief -of the Speakers' bur eau. They entered on their duties today. The Weather For Nebraska Fair and continued Jvarm. , Temperature at Omaha YettertUr. fMSSL i ? VUMM ? a m ?6 Stff t a. m 80 J 10 a. jik.'.W'..." 84 "irt ay iJ11 m"" Vj!ll : - s ! m. si l JW.": 4 p. m 96 V 6 p. m 9& A,. P. m 93 mm-kr'' 7 p. m... 90 i "" - 8 P. m." 86 ComparUre local fteoordi, 191 R. 1811.. 1BH. 1918. Rlrhent yesterday .,..9 71 ,100 94 Lowast yesterday 7 ; 6S : 7 74 Mean temperature ....96 60 Hi E4 precipitation IbQ ' .00 Temperature and precipitation departures from the normal at Omafca alnee March 1, and compared with tne last two-years: Normal temperature 76 Excess (or the day.- 11 Total excess sface March 1 237 Normal precipitation ....... .11 Inch Deficiency (or the day .11 Inch Total rainfall sine March 1.. ..11.32 Inches Deficiency sine March 1 8. 97 Inches Exceu for cor, period in 1916. .... .76 inch Deficiency for cor. period In 1914. 4.11 lnchea fparts Trvm Satloaa at. 7 P. M. Station, - , Tempera-Htvh-Rain-iJ-jt. tufe. . est. Tall. Cheyenne, cleaf :..... 7ft 7S .00 Davenport, clear ; to 94 , .00 Denver, clear .,... 82 . Des Moines, clear...,,.. 10 nder. eiear Omaha, clear .... Pueblo, cloudy ... Rapid City, clear Salt Lake, clear.. Santa Fe, ratnlnj. Sheridan, clear .. Sioux City, clear . .Valenune, cw 90 82 . 66 88 91 94 . M 96 "BILLY" DENOUNCES TRAFFICJ LIPR Evangelist Addresses Audience of Four Thousand at North Platte. ASKS PLEDGE FOR VOTES 2 2 U A. WELCH, Uaturoloalit. North Platte, Neb., Aug. 17. It was the same "Billy" Sunday who swayed vast audiences during the meetings in Omaha, who by turns amused four thousand persons here this afternoon or caused them to shudder at his word pictures of the ravages of the liquor traffic. At the close of his lecture on "booze" at his solicitation, at least thirty-five hun dred persons were on their feet pledg ing themselves to aid in the fight to make Nebraska dry. Sunday was met at the train by a large crowd and it was to the music of a welcoming band that he climbed into a waiting motor car that was to take him to his hotel. A roar of applause greeted him at the big tent where the meeting took place, but the greeting was tame com pared to that given "Ma" Sunday when she was called to thep latform of her husband. For an hour and forty-five minutes Sunday paced his platform pouring a storm of denunciation upon the liquor traffic and its supporters. At the end of that time while he was still on the table upon which he had leaped, he merged into one of his characteristic closing prayers and closing the prayer waved good bye to his audiece ad runshed to a wait ing motor car which took him and his party to the special train that was to carry them to Grand Island. Machinists in Big Arms Plant About to Strike New Haven, Conn., Aug. 17. Union machinists employed by the Winches ter Repeating Arms company are ex pected to strike today to obtain an eight-hour day without wage reduc tions and other concessions requested by a shop committee yesterday. Seven members of that committee are no longer on the payroll. They claim to have been discharged. The com pany in a statement made today as serts that the men voluntarily gave up their positions. It is estimated that the Winchester company has 2,500 machinists among the 18,000 employes. The machinists expect other metal workers to act sympathetically with them. These workers number about 10,000. At the Winchester plant earlv to day there were no outward signs of- troupltv " -tj' ' " China Disputes Right of Japan to Enter Mongolia Peking, Aug. 17. Chinese officials assert that the clash on August 13 at Cheng Chiatun between Japanese and Chinese soldiers was caused by the resistance of Japanese arms peddlers whom the Chinese endeavored to ex pel from Mongolia to prevent them from selling weapons to Mongolian outlaws. The right of Japanese troops to enter Mongolia is denied by the official. The casualties in the encounter to talled fifty among the Chinese and fifteen among the Japanese, ten of the Japanese having been killed. The first visit paid by Baron Hay ashi, the new Japanese minister at Peking, to the Chinese foreign office was for the purpose of discussing the Cheng Chiatun affair. Alleged Leaders Of Band of Auto Thieves Arrested Chicago. Aug. 17. Era Bond, a Minneapolis investment broker, and his associate, R. F. Hawley, arrested at Davenport, la., yesterday, were to be brought to Chicago today in connection with the recent daring automobife thefts extending over the middle west and northwest The men were arrested upon oTBers of the Chi cago police. In a salesroom rented by Bond, it is charged, five automobiles were found. Detroit Bandits Hide Stolen Cash In Rooming House Detroit, Mich., Aug. 17. The De troit News printed a statement today by Miss Jessie Noltie, a stenographer, declaring that the robbers who looted the pay car of the Burroughs Adding Machine company of $32,000 or more, on August 4, hid the cash in local rooming houses, escaped with their loot last Saturday. Miss Noltie-said she knew one of the alleged bandits. Eight Deaths Among Troops Along Border Washington, Aug. 17. Eight deaths from sickness among the regu lar and National Guard troops on the border during the week ending Aug ust 12 are disclosed in statistics made public today at the War department. Medical officers regard the death rate as exceptionally low, since it covers a total force of approximately 140,000 in field camps. Printers Will Meet I At Colorado Springs Baltimore, Md., Aug. 17. By unani mous vote the convention here of the International Typographical union se lected Colorado Springs, Colo., as the place of the 1917 convention. Scran ton led the field for 1918. PACT IS FORMED BY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS Party Leaders in Senate Get Together and Agree Upon Passing of Shipping and Revenue Bil! .1 TO KILL The r xLL Immigration Called -Fate j, But Its Doubt. NAVAL BILL IS IN FORM Washington, Aug. 17. Adminis tration senate leaders, confronted by the determination of Senator Owen to press his corrupt practices bill at this session of congress, made an agree ment with the republicans today, which, they believe, will clear away for passage of the shipping and rev enue bills, now temporarily blocked. It was agreed that Senator Owen might move to take up his bill at any time and that enough democrats would vote with the republicans against the lmotion to defeat it. Kor hours today, while the shipping bill was being discussed to empty seats, democratic and republican lead ers consulted over the legislative deadlock. Won by Republicans. It was said tonight that .enough democratic promises to oppose Sen ator Owen's motion had been se cured to assure what the republicans earnestly desired, a postponement of action on the Owen bill until the next session. A vote on the shipping bill probably will be perfmitted by the republicans tomorrow, or Saturday under this agreement. The day's developments had served to renew hope for an early adjourn ment of congress, when advocates of the immigration bill injected a new disturbing feature. Senator Borah, in the course of a speech on the ship ping bill, referred to the need for im mediate immigration legislation and the resulting discussion revealed evi dence of another democratic revolt. Not Bound by Caucus. Senator Hardwick announced that it was the intention of Chairman Smith of the immigration committee to call up the measure before ad journment and Senator Ashhurst, an other democrat, said he hoped such a moition would be made soon and that There was, however, no authori tative information on that subject. Naval Bill Finished. Mention of immigration diverted at tention from the shipping bill for sev eral hours. Senators Dillingham, Works, Brady and other republicans urging passage of the immigration measure. "We should pass this bill even if the president does not intend to veto it again," said Senator Gallinger, the repulbican leader. The day passed without progress on the shipping or revenue bills. Senate and house conferees on the naval bill, however, put that measure into the final form in which it will be sent to the president for his sig nature. . Berlin Reports Repulse of the Russians in East Berlin, Aug. 17. (Via London.) The Russians are attacking fiercely in eastern Galicia in an attempt to over come the resistance of the Austro German forces in the region of Zal ocze. They have been repulsed com pletely, the war office announced to day. The statement follows: "Fierce Russian attacks continued into the night against Batkow and Harbuzow, west of Zalocze. They were repulsed completely. "On the front of Archduke Charles Francis the enemy made fruitless ef forts north of the Dniester, near Tus tobaby and Konszani. We took 154 prisoners. In the Carpathians Etar awipczyna Heights, north of Capul, has been captured." Ask to Cut Free Time , 0n,Large Freight Cars (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Aug. 17. (Special Tele gram.) Nebraska railroads, presum ably in an effort to handle the car shortage, have made an application to the State Railway commission to re duce the free time allowed for unload ing and loading freight cars of 60, 000 or greater capacity from sixty hours to forty-eighty hours. Under the Banning demurrage act, the roads are required to give sixty hours. Under the law the railway com mission is given the power to tut down the lime, if it sees fit, and as most of the cars in use now are of 60,000 pounds or more capacity, the request, if granted, will cover most of the shipping of the state. New Theater Building For City of Columbus Columbus, Neb., Aug. 17. (Special Telegram.) William Swan of the Ly ric theater of this city, this morning awarded a contract to John Brock for the building of a new $20,000 structure on Thirteenth street west of the Friedoff store. It will be fire proof and will be one of the best and most up-to-date theater buildings in Nebraska. 44x110 feet. Work on the new building will be started early next week, - . , GRAPHIC PICTURE OF CAPTURED GERMAN TRENCH Thia picture show a German trench on the western front hortly after it was captured by the Hies, The; tentinel U earnestly watching for sign of a counter attack by the Germans. : IK Tt -Vn "SIT 7 4m ' Ml tj- ! J" r 1 V JL. CAFTUftfiQ 0R&HCH NEAR OVUIXBRS. ;.'! v.; NAVAL BILL READY F0R5IGHATDRE Pacific; Coast Wins its Fight for Battleship Construction Yard on Pnget Sonnd. THREE OTHER BIO YARDS Washington, Aug. 17i As the naval bill finally was perfected today the Pacific coast won its fight for a big battleship construction yard at Puget Sound, but lost the appropriation for a submarine and torpedo boat base on the Columbia river. The' latter was dropped out pending the report.-O- a Battleship commission. battleshiD; construction cratic caucus, which ynSm tiT'PA, Norfo k. ! i v,.ider. SeVeri the measure until December. During the Hay there was gossip among democratic senators that President Wilson might not veto the bill if it should be presented to him. ENTENTE ADVANCES ON BALKAN FRONT Sofia Reports Repeated As saults on Bulgarians Near Lake Doiran Repulsed. OPENS WITH 'BIO GUN DUEL London. Anar.. 17. (12:40 t. m.) f Heavy fighting on the Balkan front is reported in an official Bulgarian statement received here today from Sofia. ' The allied forces delivered strong infantry attacks,: but, the statement says, were repulsed. . . ' ' The fiahtina occurred imths reaion of Lake Doiran, northwest el Sa. The $500,000 item for deeoenlng the channel to the New York navy yard so as to float the greatest warships at any tide Was dropped out of the bill, despite urgent requests by Presi dent Wilson that it be retained. : All the disputed items now are cleared up and the bill, with the big building program, the greatest in the history of the United States, already perfected, is ready for the president's signature. Attachments Are Placed onEomes of. Striking Moulders Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 17. At tachments were placed on about a dozen homes of striking moulders by manufacturing moulders of the Bridgeport Manufacturers' association today in an action alleging $50,000 damages by reason of a strike of em ployers and the picketing the plants'. The actual plaintiffs in the action are the Pequonnock foundry, the J. A. Taylor company and the Monumental Bronze company. The suit is based upon the decision in the Danbury Hat ters' case. When the papers were filed in su perior court it was ascertained there were four suits, aggregating $200,000, with the officials of local No. 110, In ternational Moulders of North Amer ica, as the principal defendants. The plaintiffs, including damages, alleged that union men have conspired to pre vent the foundries from doing busi ness, that by means of pickets they have threatened employes who wished to work and deterred others from seeking employment. Automobile Bandits Rob Six Saloons Chicago, Aug. 17. Four young masked automobile bandits, one armed with a rusty revolver, started a series of saloon robberies in the south west side of Chicago last night and vanished on the north side, after hav ing held up six saloons and obtained small amounts of money within an hour. In one saloon seven men were driven into a refrigerator and told by one of the bandits to keep cool. Greene Will Command Division of Militia San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 17. Gen eral Funston announced today that Brigadier General Henry A. Greene, in command of the Eagle Pass patrol district, has been ordered to San An tonio to command the division into which militia troops here are being formed. Brigadier General Frederick W. Sibley, whose nomination as - a general officer' was confirmed by the senate yesterday, will succeed Gen eral GreeneattaglePass. . Infusions of Blood Fail to Save Man's Life Springfield, 111., Aug. 17. The blood of three of his brothers failed to save the life of Karl Richter, who died here of typhoid fever. A pint of the blood, of each brother was transfused into the veins of Karl. A fifth brother ia ill with the fevtr. , the GTeeo-Bttlgari'ari bor- SeVeral encounters' have taken nlaca in thia vicinity of lata, but the official Bulgarian statement indicates that larger forces ' are being ' em ployed against the Bulgarians; ' "On the eveninsr of August 14." the statement says, "the enemy's artillery opened with a violent bombardment of our advanced positions . south of Lake Doiran. Under cover of this fire the enemy's infantry attacked, but was repulsed. "The bombardment continued, and on the morning of the 15th the in fantry again attacked with consider able force, but was repulsed and com pelled to fall back in considerable .dis-4. order. The French war office announced last evening that engagements were occurring frequently along the whole front. The capture by the allies of the railroad station at Doiran and of four villages at other points on the front was reported. , Wrecked German Submarine Taken Into Deal Harbor New York, Aug. 17. Passengers on the Cunarder Alaunia, which arrived here today from London, told of be ing held in port at 'Deal while de stroyers were active outside, and later of seeing a damaged British destroyer enter, followed by a British cruiser against whose free board was lathed a shell-torn German submarine. The submarine appeared to be one of the larger class and evidently had' been completely disabled and rendered un seaworthy Paralysis Plague . Decreases Slightly New York, Aug. 17. The epidemic of infantile paralysis took a turn for the better today, the third consecu tive day showing a decrease in deaths and new cases. During the twenty four hour period ending at 10 o'clock the plague killed thirty-two children and 121 were stricken. This com pares favorably with vesterday's fig ures which showed thirty-four deaths and 133 new cases. Baltimore Road Puts Embargo on Export Grain Baltimore, Md., Aug. 17. On ac count of accumulation, an embargo, effective August 16, has been placed by the Baltimore & Ohio rail road on all grain shipments for export here. The notice says that all shipments billed up to and including August 15 will be it cepted. At the offices of the com- fiany it was said there are 3,100 car oads of grain at the Locust Point ter minals and in transit and 1,500,000 bushels stored in the elevators. . . ' - i To Economize on Paper, the Quincy Dailies Hew to Line Qumcy, 111., Aug. 16. Publishers of the Quincy dally papers took steps at a meeting tonight toward eliminat ing features, cutting down extra pages, and hewing strictly to the line in an effort to economize on print paper. ' ' Reductions in mechanical forces are contemplated this week. this product! COUNTERATTACKS. DELAY RUSSIANS Artillery and Rifle dW Art . Proceeding All Along the Trout, Says Petrojrad. . ' - ZEPPELIN DROPS : BOMBS : Petrograd,' Aug. 17. (Via London.) The Russian advance is Still, being held up in the face of counter at tacks. These assaults, the war off is reported today, have been repulsed : "Artillery and rifle duels "afe: pro ceeding along the .iroqt.''tfit state lyant-aays.t' ''jr.ijraem'y-,:a'.iii!som pUceV resumed' ill-counter klcks, These were frustrated by. o.tir fire; '. "A Zeppelin dropped bombs on the" region'. of Kmmeni, directly wtit of Riga. - , "" ,-t vv' :- "Sunb ementarv' reborts show that beneral Jjeiobrazi Bezobraz6ff, In the. molt- tt- cent operation, captured 190 officers. 7,380 men, twenty-nine. ..light ' field pieces, seventeen heavy guns, seventy machine guns,' twenty-nine ' bomb throwers and more than 14,000 shells. These are in addition to those report ed yesterday. Effort to Settle ' v Traction Trouble : In New York Fails i New York, Aug;. 17. A conference today between Frank Hedley, general manager of the New York Railways company and a committee of union leaders and employes failed to bring their differences, which threaten a renewal ot the recent strike, any nearer a settlement. Members of the Street Carmen's Union have voted to sustain the com mittee in conference with Mr. Hedley today in insisting upon recognition of the union, reinstatement of union men discharged, it is alleged, because of their union activities and for the right to meet officials of the company to request ' higher wages arid better woramg conaitlons. Two Attempts to Burn Seattle Pier aeatttie, Aug. , . 17. Two . attempts were made last night and this morn ing to blow up the wharf of the Pa cific Coast Steamship company. Prompt action by firemen,. non-union wurK-Ts ana ine ponce prevent ed serious loss. ' . ' . The police are working nn h'! ory that the men who t it,. knn,k believed the structure on the wharf !- u.cu as uccping quarters by non union dock workers employed on the Earlier in the evening a botttle con F,,uuuruus was tnrown-on the roof of the pier shed used by the J It LlS.e J-ansPO',tation company ... ... vuuiui o-ock ana ware, house company. Dock workers quick ly extinguished the blaze. Thirteen Thousand Coal Miners Strike Shamoicin, Pa., Aug. 17. About 13, uuu members of the WnrA Min. Workers organization, engaged prin- v,,i .i vuineries operated by the Susquehanna Coal company and the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron company, between ' here and Mount Carmel, went on strike today to compel all employes to become members of the'union. It- is esti mated that at least 500 miners are not affiliated with the organization. German Magnesia Works ' In Chile Will Close Santiago, Chile, Aug. .17. German producers in Chile of sulphate of magnesia will close their, works at the end of the present, month. The mines to be shut down yield about 15 per cent of the total Chilean export of liU nwnAitrt t BROTHERHOOD HAS PLAN TO SETTLE STRIKE " v ;. 1 Proposition. Is taken Under '. Ooniideration . and Ad joarnment Had Until -Today. LABOR LEADERS MUM Presidents of the Railroads Invited Ia WaahlnirtAfi tri ' ; Take Part. SECRET ' MEETING HELD, Washington, ' Aug; 17. The geu.' -i eral, committee of the Brotherhoods. after considering President Wilson's ' proposal for more than an hour, ad- journed without taking a vote on it. They will meet again at 9 o'clock - tomorrow morning, V-, : a i m , Although the labor leaders' declined 1 to talk about the prospect, it "was understood no serious objection was raised to the president's plan in .the meeting, ' " - , .4 , ,t Wilson outlined to the general '' committee of railroad employes his plan for settlement of the threatened . general ' strike based Kn acceptance of . an eight-hour working 'day .and -creation of a commission by congress and the president to investigate , the ' working of the eight-hour day and collateral issues. - . Men Hold Secret Meeting-. -"-: The 640 men held a secret meetintf lasting a little more than an hour, then marched in a body to the White .. House, J tie day was not ana tne men, many of them stripping oil their. coats, took the shady side of Pennsjl-, . vania avenue, They made quite , column as they marched along to the Treasury, building, whe're they assent- ' bleo . in a military order,, ana then , proceeded to the white. House, where tney went to tne fcast room, lust at 4. o'clock the brotherhood . representative! finished ; their confer- 1 ence with the president and went to their hall to vote on the president's , plan, i ;.' ! ! The employes heard the president's plan without demonstration and said they would send, word to the White , House as soon' a possible as to their, t decisiom - u vr. !i'r.i,vi'-" ' After the meeting A. B. Garret son refused lo comment and declared tht decision ol the men -would be ffiveo out tt the White House, if at all, ". 1 ' PreiidenrDtMfalUtif. - . The-, resident did most oi tne talking at the meetjinf, explaining his ; plan jtijdetail and urging that it be accepted for the good of tht cbuntry. . Afterward Mr. Garretson; and W. S, -Storle of the- engineers spoke briefly, t At- the conclusion , of the discussion all of the men fell in line and shook : ' hands with the president befoft leav- , The Eight-hour Day :,. Administration officials were Unable to determine by-the attitude ot the men as they heard the plan whether they Vould accept it, tut there wa a general expectation that at least its ) principle would be agreed to. The same plan will be presentea to in presidents of the railroads tomorrow. It was understood mat unaer me president's plan the eight-hour-' day would go into effect pending the out- : come of the investigation. The com- ' mission would be a small one, practi cally composed of three members, and ' would have authority to summon wit- ' nesses and determine aU of the (acts . on the cost of the railroads oi the eight-hour day. ' Under the. president's plan ; the . double .compensation proposition would be eliminated. 1e eight-hour -day would carry tea hours' pay at the , present rate. "The president's proposition," said one, of the brotherhood leaders, "is fair' and square, and the men would 1e foola not to accept it." President Invited. ' The president sent the following telegram to the leading railroad presi dents: "Discussion of the matters involved : in the threatened railroad strike has reached a point which makes it highly -desirable that I should personally confer with you at the earliest pos sible moment, and with the presidents -of any other railways affected, who may be immediately accessible. Hope you can make it convenient to come -to Washington at once." i The president's action in asking for the conference with railroad presi- dents themselves is interpreted as meaning that the managers commit tee had refused finally to .concede . the eight-hour day, as the president's plan proposed, and the question now is to be taken up with the heads oi the railroads themselves. : The situation as it stood today was this: . , .'..".,.. , , ; The railroads flatly refuse to coo (Cwuwn m Pat Tm (WW Oaa.) 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