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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 20, 1916.
President Issues Statement
Defending His Attitude in
Rail Wage Issue.
IS "PRACTICAL AND FAIR"
NEW SECRETARY OF THE
STATE PRF.s! ARS'N.
Wwhingtcn, Aug. 10. -While tlir
railroad presidents were in conference
with President Wilson today the pres
ident gave out a statement ontlimnc
his plan of settlement, savins
"It seems to me a thoroughly prac
tical and entirely fair program and 1
think the public has the right to ex
pect its acceptance."
President Wilson's statement fol
"I have recommended the conces
sion of the eight-hour day that is, the
substitution of an eight -hour day tor
the present ten hour day in all the ex
isting practices and agreements I
made tins recommendation because I
helieve the concession right I he
eight-hour day now has the sanction
of the judgment of society in its t.i
vor and should he adopted as a basis
for wages even where the actual work
to he done cannot be completed with
in eight hours
"Concerning the adjustments which
should he made in justice to the rail
roads and their stockholders, in the
payments and privileges to which
their men are now entitled (if such
adjustments are necessary) there is a
wide divergence ot opinion.
Eigh-Hour Day on Some Roada
'The railroads which have already
adopted the eight-hour day do not
seem to he at any serious disadvan
tage in respect of their cost of opera
tion as compared with the railroads
that have retained the ten-hour day.
and calculations as to the cost of the
change must, it made now. be made
without regard to any possible admin
istrative economies or readjustments.
"Only experience can make it cer
tain what rearrangements would be
fair and equitable either on behalf of
the men or on behalf of the railroads.
That experience would be a definite
guide to the Interstate Commerce
commission, for example, in determin
ing whether as a consequence of the
change it would be necessary and
right to authorize an increase of rates
tor the handling ana carriage ot
freight (for passenger service is not
New Commission Suggested
I therefore proposed that the de
mand for extra pay for overtime made
by the men and the contingent propo
sals pf the railroad authorities be
postponed until facts shall have taken
the pjace of calculations and forecast
with fcgard to the effects of a change
to th eight-hour day; that, in the
meantime, while experience was de
relopfig the facts I should seek and
if neejl be obtain authority from con
gresstto appoint a small body of im
partial men to observe and thoroughly
acquaint themselves with the results,
with view to reporting; to congress
at the earliest possible time the facts
disclosed by their inquiries, but with
out recommendation of any kind, and
that It should then be entirely open
to either or both oarties to the pres
ent controversy to give notice of a
termination of the present agreements
with a view to instigating inquiry into
suggested readjustments of pay or
"Tais teems to be a thoroughly
practical and entirely fair program
and I think that the public has the
right to expect its acceptance."
JUKY HOLDS AUTO
DRIVER FOR THE
' (CVmllBMd ream Fx Oh,)
V V K
I ftfaf Tlt ':''
j Asa Do 6coM
traveling at less than fifteen miles
per hour and had kept his eyes on
the road ahead all the time ana tiaa
passed the car before it came to a
standstill the preponderance of evi
dence from disintrested sources was
so ereat that it was a foregone con
clusion that the jury would find him
guilty of carelessness, and the only
hope for Mr. Stockdale was that they
might find that Mrs. Cunningham
was in a measure to blame.
Testimony of Motorman.
Vatlav J. Barton. 2hM South Ninth
street, the motorman of the car, said
Mrs. Cunningham left the curb at
Twenty-sixth and Karnam at the
usual place for boarding a car and
was rolled and dragged for a distance
of a car length by the automobile,
which dropped her body a little in
advance of the front of the car and
then ran on for a distance of ten
feet more. He said he did not see
the auto until after he had brought
his car to a complete stop.
The conductor, J. C. Henderson
1949 South Thirteenth street, said he
heard the woman's scream just as the
car stopped, when the automobile
was running beside the car at a rate
which he judged to be twenty to
twenty-five r lies per hour. He bore
out the morning testimony as to the
position of Mrs. Cunningham's body
after the accident.
Mr. Stockdale said the woman
walked toward the approaching car
and to within about three feet of the
tracks and waited. He sounded his
horn and felt that she was safely in
the dear and guided his car to the
ritrht to get between her and the
curb. Stockdale testified that when
he was within fifteen feet of her she
suddenly ran backward, and her el
bow struck his left front headlight,
after, which the rear left fender
struck her and dragged her along
for a, few feet . He said that he had
been, following the street car from
Twenty-fourth street, and had shut
off the Dower as he reached the top
of the hill and was simply gliding
along easily on the momentum of the
car. When the emergency came it
was too late to even set the hand
Orvsl Pierson. 2469 Harney street.
a boy 14 years old, says that "the
automobile came up the hill fast and
the driver was looking uack over tus
shoulder to the passengers in the
rear seat with only one hand on the
wheeL When she was struck she
went down and rolled over and over
like a ball under the automobile." He
said Mrs, Cunningham went out to
board the car at the usual place. -Auto
Max Frank, who owns a grocery
store at 2564 Harney street, said he
was riding on lhe rear platform of
the street car and intended to jump1
oif at Twentv-sixth street He looked
back and aw the automobile driven
bv Stockdale coming so fast that
lie decided to observe "safely first"
and watt until the car stopped. He
estimated that Mrs, Cunningham was
rolled lioin twenty to thirty fort un
der the machine.
F.. A Hess, l.M Pearl street. Coun
cil Whiffs, who was in the back seat
of the automobile, estimated the speed
of the automobile at fifteen miles per
hour and said that had the brakes been
applied at the east side of Twrnty
sixih street the accident would not
have happened. His testimony, par
tially corroborated by other witnesses,
tended to show that had Mrs. Cun
ningham not stepped back toward the
curb when Stockdale sounded his born
that she would not have been struck.
The jury questioned the witnesses
The charge of manslaughter against
Calvin T. l.anibert. the driver of the
machine which killed little William
Ciorham Wednesday, was filed by the
county attorney's office this morning.
Many Picnics Booked
for Shade in Krug Park
The American Security company
has purchased for a client the north
west corner of Eighteenth and Doge
streets, the consideration being $411.
0tK. This corner was occupied by the
John McCormick residence which in
the early days was considered a
palatial home and was one of the
social centers of the city. John Mc
Cormick was a wholesale grocer and
banker. John Keith acquired the
property from the McCormick estate
about fifteen years ago. The present
owner contemplates erecting a build
ing on this site, the character of
which is not yet determined. Porter
& Shotwcll represented the American
Security company and the McCague
Investment company represented
John Keith in the deal. The property
has 109 feet frontage on Dodge street
and 10 feet on Eighteenth street.
Weborg Family Reunion.
Pender, Neb., Aug. 19 (Special.)
With Mrs. Weborg, aged 84, as the
central figure, ap leasant family re
union of four generations was held at
the home of C. J. Weborg recently.
This was the first time the aged
woman had gathered her four gen
erations about her at one time.
Mrs. Weborg came to America in
1875, settled in Illinois, and later
moved to Pender. She came to
Pender as a widow, having lost her
husband in Illinois. Recently she
moved to Wakefield, but caiiie to
Pender for the reunion at the home
of her son.
One son, C. J. Weborsr of Pender.
has taken an active part in repub
lican politics for twenty-five years.
Erie Weborg is traveling passenger
agent at Springfield, 111. Albert, now
deceased, was a atttorney at Peoria.
111.; E. P. Weborg is a train inspector
at Jrort Worth, lex., and the daugh
ter, Carrie Frcdrickson lives at Wake
field. Edgar Chautauqua Opens.
Edgar, Neb.. Aug. 19. (Special.)
The Chautauqua at Kdgar opened yes
terday afternoon. The tent was fairlv
well filled and the audience was an
appreciative one. The initial numbers
of the program were furnished by the
Priestly orchestra, an organization of
local talent, which greatly surprised
people who had not heard- them. In
the evening Dr. Clinton N. Howard
delivered his lecture on "Why God
Made a Woman. This was excellent
THE DAT OF WEAKNESS
After you have had a trying ex
perience, or worn yourself out
with an unusually hard day's
work, your body is not In shape
to resist disease. Its vitality is
lowered, and the forces that re
sist infection are lacking in power.
Certain infections are always
present One of the worst of
these is that of influenza. If your
strength is lowered, it is likely to
Sect i lodgment, nd no man can
Tr foretell what thla will lead to.
For tuch periods of weakness
you need a rood tonic. Tour heart
should be strengthened, your cir
culation made more vigorous, your
digestion toned up. The tonic that
many thousands have found moat
satisfactory la Perua. It has
been used as often to ward off 111
nesses as to overcome them.
In the tablet form you may carry
It with you, using It whenever you
realise you are not up to full phys
ical power. It's better to prevent
than to be 111, and for such condi
tions Penma Is heartily recom
mended by thousands.
Maaalla Is the Ideal laxative. It
cleans th waste from the system.
tones up roe
ov e r c o m
at ion habit,
ant and ef
LI a u Id or
C turn but. O.
INTO OLD MEXICO
(ttntlniiivl from I'm On.)
Hrownsvillc j( 1 1 o'clock last niM.
according tn wirrlrs n-pnris to army
headquarter ;it I nrt Nun llnustcn,
the only mr.iiis of conuinimcat'on
ith that cil The mcis;tKr fated,
hnwrvrr, .mother torm was reported
Hundreds of Tents Blown Down.
I he stitrm played hdvoc atnoiiK the
army corps in the Urownville district,
piaciu ally hall f the tents having"
lieen Mown down by the .storm ami
Ions of ronsiil'-rahlf army equipment
was renoiird hullv National I
Kuardsmeit and regulars, it was stand,
u t i e c ping in public bmldms in
Brownsville laM night. The guards
men principally affected were those
from Iowa, I llmois and m pin i.i I
Last reports from Corpus ( hrtsti i
Mated the storm had earned every
thing movable before it, leaving in
iM wake doens of demolished cot
tages and thousands of dollars of dam
age m the business section. Many
small craft m Corpus Oiristi bay
were thrown hih mi the beach, it
w as said.
Oilier important pWres isolated by
the hurrieane included K inn ville.
Sin ton, Heevillt , 1 iarlingrii and
Olhr points on and near the coast
heard from late last night reported
high winds, heavy rain & and some
damage to property.
The maximum velocity of the wind
at Galveston was forty miles an hour
and while the fide rose four feet
there no damage was done.
Governor Dunne of Illinois, who
has been inspecting Illinois guards
men in the Brownsville district, left
Brownsville for home yesterday aft
ernoon. This morning his train was
said to be marooned "somewhere in
the Rio Grande vatley."
Damage to Cotton Heavy.
Houston, Tex., Aug. 19. A church
af Skidmore, many barns and about
all of the windmills in the surround
ing country were blown down, ac
cording to a message received here
today. Hmton reported heavy dam
age in that town and all the cotton
crop in that section mined.
Mm. Frank Bures.
Beatrice, Noli.. Auk. 19. -(Special.)
Mrs. Frank Bures, a pioneer of the
Odell vicinity, died yesterday, aged
." years. She is survived by her hus-
hand and two sons, Joseph and John
Aurora, Neli., Aug. 19 (Special.)
The funeral of Joseph Warneke took
place at Richland church, north of Au
rora today. Mr. Warneke, who was
one of the most prosperous farmers of
the northern part of the county, died
suddenly after returning from a trip
to Colorado. He was taken sick in
Colorado, but returned as far as
Hastings before it was thought his
illness was serious. He rallied and
managed to reach his home near Mar
quette, but died soon afterward. Mr.
Warneke was years of age.
Aurora, Neb , Aug. 19. (Special.)
Swan Anderson, an old time resident
of Hamilton county, died Friday
morning after a brief illness.
(Ontinurrf Vrom I'm On.)
(tilery fire, the enemv began an at
tack against the left wing d our post
tions on the ( arso. It was cheeked
promptly by the eitcttive fire of our
All Night Battle at Fleury
Paris, .Vug. B', --The remainder of
the ruins of the edge ot the villas
of Fleury, on the etdiin front, a
raptured last night by the Kren h.
the War office announced today. Tin
battle continued all night long ami
the French won their way forward
foot by foot.
British Advance at Highwood
London, Aug. 1. lhe British line
on the Soinmc front has been ad
vanced over a section two miles buig
and Jfl() to bill) yanU deep Ironi Hih
wood to the junction point with the
French forces, lhe "Var office an
Old McCormick Residence
to Give Way to New Hotel
It is oftimes said that the last few
weeks of a park season are the most
popular for picnicking. I!vidcnci' of
that fact has been establish? d at the
popular Krug park. 1 he management
has just completed arrangements with
.several of the large local lodges ami
organizations to hold their annual
picnics at Krug paik. The largest of
these, in point of members, include
the Ancient Order of I'uiled Work
men, the cCntral Labor union, which
includes all the organized workei s ot
the city and the annual clam bake- of
Tersistent Advertising Is the Road
In (irfatter Nerd.
On if th torlf MM hy Spncr Tigh
Huffhea tn his dpeerh In Ihf Hnuxn dfCfUn
mon mm nljtht tlcklrd everybody. Tl in th"
story if a hiiihII buy who w wnii hint;
th Bpeaker'i j iron-Hal mi un It wendfrf tt
way IhrouRh th luhhy. IHrat cumu t h
ipSHker, then (lie that'laln. wd nwl caint
ths other offlcera.
"Who. father. Is thnt gentleman?" mid
the mall boy, mtnllnit to the r hap lain
"Thnt, my ion." at id tha fathtir, "Is thi
chaplain ef the house "
"lor-a he trny tor the members?" aaki-d
then mall boy.
The rather thought a minute and lhn
said: "Ni, my sun: whn h goes Into the
house he looks around and area the mem
oers sitting there and thi-n he prays for
the country "P'-Mpic M Home Journal.
Truth VerNiitt l'oHtenea.
Mother (to Klale returned from party)
Pld you hid good night to Marian's mummu
and tell hr you had a very -pleasant time,
as I lold you ','
Klfdw Not 'staetly, mamma. You see),
Marian look the blggeut piece or cake and
spilled lemonade on my new dreg, so 1
couldn't nay what you told me, hut I told
her mother good night and said I sumh'-U
Marian had had a very pleasant ttm
Bishop Conrad said at a dinner In New
"Home folks regard thetr shis In ton gen
erous and tolerant a way. They're like I'ul
'I wald to Cal one day :
"'Calhoun, my man. General Douglas has
positive proof that you looted his chicken
hoiiHe last week, 1 should think you'd he
unnamed to take communion titter wui-h a
rascally deed as that.'
" "Man goodness, hah.' said Cal, reproach
fully. 'Aw wouldn't let a few meitaly chick
ens stand 'twtxt me an' d I.owiI'b table!' "
Tersistent Advertising Is the Road
Leading the March of Dental Progress
' Satisfied Customers
I have been practicing Dentistry for 27
yean in Omaha. During that time I have
waited on and satisfied over 110,000 people.
I have always made it a point to turn out
nothing but QUALITY WORK and many of
my patients have pointed out work I put into
their mouths as far back as twenty-five years
(to just as good now as when the serv
ice was given.
Every new standard device for the care
of the mouth and teeth will be found in my
office, which is sanitary, beautiful and up-to-the-minute
in every way.
PAINLESS WORK is our specialty and a
TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE (roes with it.
Send for booklet on Unusual Dentistry.
Don't let soft, spongy and bleeding gums
go without care it means loss of teeth and
Plates, from S5.00 Us.
Bridge Work $5.00 Up
DR. BRADBURY, Dentist
27 Years in Omaha.
921-22 Woodmen of the World Building. Phone D. 17S6.
14th and Farnam St., Omaha. Hours: 8 to 6; Sundays, 10 to 12.
BEST MUSEUM CLOSED
Many Interesting Contrivances
Are Held Up by the British
SOME DAY TO BE RELEASED
i ' 'iirrespoiidt'nrfj of Tlu- Automated 'rosa.)
London, July .U.-Tlie mst inter-'-tiiiK
imiM'iim in London U not open
the nencr.il public. It is the mu-ii-tiin
of the censor and contains a col
!Ationo tinM curious cxliiliits which
represent attempts that have been
made to evade the British naval block
ade since the outbreak of the war.
Most of these exhibits come from
li e I iiited States, where thousands
mi people ot German extraction have
dispatched all sorts of useful things
tn friends ami relatives in the Father
land. Many of the exhibits indicate
tin- pains and ingenuity of the send
ers; in Mime instances they made a
pound ot lard look like a copy of the
morning paper or a packet of pure
rubber like a bundle of narcissus
A ,-ide of bacon weighing forty
pounds is mute evidence of the at
tempt made by a St. Louis man to as--uac
the hunger of some friends or
relatives in what was undoubtedly bis
former home town. In bis anxiety to
ct the bacon to Germany this man
sent it by first-class mail and attached
-lamps to the bacon itself to the value
nt nearly S5. ,
There are many other instances in
which the stamps on the packages by
far exceed the value of the contents.
Many parcels have duplicate covers.
I'hey are addressed to someone in a
neutral country, whose business it is
lo pull off one cover and repost them i
to the German or Austrian address re
An enterprising Buffalo man sent a
large number of letters each contain
ing a sheet of pure rubber. Rubber
has been a scarce commodity in Ger
many for more than a year and efforts
have repeatedly been made to get
through the blockade all sorts of these
articles. Once in Germany, the rub
ber would be sent to a central depot,
where it ultimately would have
emerged as rubber tires.
Look Like Papers.
This censor's museum contains huge
bundles of newspapers or what a)
peared at first glance to be newspa
pers. I 'loser inspection reveals that
the neatly rolled ends are but clev
erly made plugs of paper and wood.
When one of these plugs is pulled out
there is uncovered a long sausage
shaped bag of calico containing any
thing from sliced ham to Para rub
ber from rice to tobacco.
Two iron crosses are not the least
interesting of the exhibits. They are
the original article and were being
sent from Germany to a child in the
L'nited States. The consigner was
maker of the crosses, the head of the
firm that supplies them to the German
government, and in an accompanying
letter he suggests that the recipients
Shoes are the most numerous of
the exhibits, and most of these come
from the I'nited States.
In several cases they are wrapped
carefully in a piece of best sole
All these things, neatly laid out and
ticketed, arc merely samples of lare
contraband cargoes that have found
their way into the bands of the Brit
ish authorities. They are not confis
cated, but will some day get to their
proper destinations, only at present
the British government has "in
MORE EAIL HEADS
ARE INVITED IN
(Continued FWm Ff One.)
Tersistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success. I
plan the employes made no reserva
tion. . ,
One of the railroad presidents said
after the conference that he did not
consider the situation hopeless, but
I that it was very serious. 1 resiaeni
! Wilson, lie said, had asked for a
''show down" and that the railroad ot
, finals would give a final answer as
I soon as possible. . .
! lhe behet was current in adminis
I (ration circles that the railroads would
make some concessions.
Alter the conference President Wil
' sun telegraphed to a number of presi
dents ol western railroads inviting
: tliem to come lo W ashmgton.
Speaks for Hundred Million
! Washington, Aug. 19. President
Wilson declared he was the spokes
man for lOU.UUO.OUU cople, every one
I of whom had a deep interest in the
'present situation. His only object, he
( said, was to avoid a strike, with its
consequent disaster to the nation.
! As the president spoke to the off
icials he paced up and down before
j them in tiie blue room. Several times
he emphasized points with a clenched
. list. He spoke solemnly and oiten
' paused and faced them as he asked
'that they accept his plan.
The railroad officials were equally
! solemn, and Mr. Holden told the pres
j idem they realized the seriousness of
I the situation.
' "We must face the naked truth in
j this crisis," said the president. "We
! must not discuss impractical things.
We must get down to a basis on which
this situation can be solved."
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
No More Dull Evenings at Home
Cholc of oak or ma
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Grafonola Leader Outfit,
including twelve selec
tions (six 10-inch double
disc records), your own
Let us send one to your
home on approval.
TERMS ONLY $5.00
Many other styles, $15
to $350. If you are inter
ested in music, come in
and let us demonstrate the
world's greatest phono
graph. The Columbia
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co.
1311-13 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
Retail and Wholesale Distributers for Columbia Grafonolas
Tie FasJiion Gnler offte MeWesJ
The First Showing
of Women's Apparel
for the Autumn Season
A display indicative
of the fashion tenden
cies which will pre
vail during the com
ing season. Styles are
Suits Coats Dresses
Skirts and Blouses
Apparel Section Second Floor
Council Bluffs Boy
MADE TO WALK
Testimonial of Mr. and
"Dr. F. F. Burhorn, the Chiro
practor, has made it possible for
our five-year old son, Deen Cook,
residing at 221 Vine St., Council
Bluffs, la., to walk, after being
helpless, due to a paralytic condi
tion." By correctly adjuitinf the
Spine, I am very successfully re
moving the cause of Stomach
troubles, Bowel, Kidney and Liver
troubles, Rheumatism, troubles of
head, throat or lungs and other
Acute and chronic cases yield
readily to Chiropractic.
Write for literature
Consultation costs nothing.
DR. F. F. BURHORN
414-118 Rose Bldg., 16th and
Farnam. Doug. 5347.
Palmer School Graduate.
Fox Feature Films will be
shown every evening out
in the open FREE.
Various Riding Devices
and other attractions.
Free Admission to Pafk. 10c
car fare from Omaha for adults,
purchase round trip tickets for
children on Manawa cars, 15e
Street Car Service
to the Races
For the accommodation of street car patrons
attending the Great Western Circuit Races this
week, August 22d to 26th, inclusive, through
car service from 14th and Howard direct to the
Speedway will be maintained, commencing at
12:30 p. m. each day during the races. In ad
dition, there will be extra service between 16th
and Locust and the Speedway to take care of
passengers who may transfer at 16th and Locust
Cars to Speedway will display signs reading:
"This Car to Speedway"
Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway Company
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