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Practically All Roads Will Re
fuse Shipment! Within Two
' Days if the Order Stands.
GOODS GO BY EXPRESS
. . BULLETIN.
Chicago. Aug. 30. A Urge number
f the railroad president! who have
been in Washington discussing the
strike problem with President Wilson
arrived in Chicago today for an im
. Chicago, Aug. 30. Railroads of the
nation in view of the threatened rail
road strike rushed preparations today
to enforce an embargo on perishable
freight Shipments of live atock and
perishables were refused by some
roads today; others issued warnings
that perishable freight which cannot
reach its destination by September I
, will not be accepted.
From Chicago, the railroad center
of the country, orders were flashed to
ticket igenta to infornv, passengers
that unlest they reach their destina
tions by Sunday night they will be
subjected to "perplexing delays."
Big manufacturers and business
houses swamped telegraph compan
ies with messages urging that their
shipments be rushed at one. Many
of them authorized sending their or
ders by express. Several large com
mercial houses already have recalled
their traveling representatives.
Embargo Will Be General,
Associated Press ' dispatches from
all parts of the country indicated that
within forty-eight hours, unless a de
lay in the strike is ordered, embargo
orders will be effective on practically
every railroad in the country.
Harris Weinstock, state market di
rector of California, aaid that a strike
of any duration meant ruin to thous
ands of fruit growers. A Sacramento
dispatch stated that picking of fruit in
that rich district haa virtually ceased.
Commercial and industrial organi
zations, as well as individual firms
and corporations throughout the
country, were reported "hoping for
the best and preparing for the worst."
Many Will Refuse to Strike.
Railroad men hoped that many
members of the brotherhood would
not obey the strike order. In fact, it
was rumored that little if any pres
sure would be brought to bear on the
older generation of engineers and
conductors whose seniority has olaced
them in well paid positions, many of
them with pensioned leisure not far
away. - - 1 -v -
The Erie road appealed directly to
its 41,000 employes not to strike. The
Santa Fe made a similar appeal weeks
ago when the strike vote was being
The Pennsylvania road took a poll
of its employes and reported that 90
per cent of them expressed willing
ness to take the places of strikers.
Other roada have made similar in
vestigations In moat cases, and it is
said that more than one high official,
rising from the ranks, is prepared to
enter the cab of an engine to move
necessary freight and passenger) -Minneapolis,
St Paul and Duluth
were .reported making I, stematie ar;
r ranemente for motor truck; service.
'Illinois, Indiana, . Ohio and many
other, .states,, where the .. interurban
service has been highly developed, will
use the electric facilities to the limit.
' EFFORT TO DELAY
(Cartlmd trtm Paa Oh.)
: was said that Mr. Gompers had made
no auenipt to induce the brother
hoods to postpone the strike, and it
was not thought that he would.
Brotherhood officials who expressed
confidence last night that enactment
of President Wilson's program into
law would not prevent the strike ap
peared today to be less confident.
: Senate Committee Meets,
The senate Interstate Commerce
committee, adopted a resolu on today
providing' for hearings on proposed
railroad legislation in the impending
crisis, bemnnina Thursday at 9 a. m.
Railroad officials, brotherhood officers
' and representativea of shippers were
invited to anoear.'
Each aide will be given three hours
' In which to present its views of legis
. lation proposed by President Wilson
to prevent the threatened strike and
to provide for operation of trains in
ine event oi a sirixe.
The committee has under consider
ation tentative drafts of three bills.
One covers the proposed eight-hour
day and creating a wage commission
of three members, to to be recom
mended respectively by the railroads
and the brotherhoods which shall ob
serve the administrative and financial
- effects AT the institution of the eight
: hour day. Another amenda the New
' lands act to make arbitration more
effective along the line of Canadian
principles. The third provides for
- government operation of railroads for
. military necessity. .
Protest of Non-Union Men.
f Robert T. Fratier, representing un
' organized railroad employes of the
country, aent to President Wilson to
. day a letter protesting against Mr.
Wilson's recommendation to congress
yesterday that a law be passed for ah
i eight-hour basis day for railroad em
' ployes actually engaged in the work
of operating trains in interstate trans
Mr. Frazier pointed out that this
legislation would not affect 80 per
cent of railway employes.
"I must respectfully warn you of
the evt.its sure to follow," wrote Mr.
; Frazier, "which will place ihe indus
trial fabric of the nation in greater
' jeopardy than at present; the 80 per
cent must of necessity organize and
. present their demands for recognition
Mr. Frazier has presented to Mr.
Wilson petitions, signed by 110,000
unorganized railroad employes pro
( testing against a strike.
aioaa'f Llnlmnt orllid U a Mn, eat.
wound .r bmtM arrant Infection and
Mm (dm., ISe. Alt erosiUU. Adv.
Persistent Advertising is the Road
to success. I
Congress is Between "Scylla
and Charybdis" Says Cummins
Washington, Aug. 30. Senator
Cummins of Iowa, one of the prb-u
gressive-republicans of the Interstate
Commerce committee, voicing oppo
sition in the senate today to some of
President Wilson's legislative pro
posals to meet the railroad crisis, de
clared that congress, in search of
legislation was confronted by "a I
icylls and a Lharybdn, and that it ,
will be interestinff to consider how
far we can steer away from one with- j
out encountering the perils of the j
Senator Cummins insisted that com- .
pulsory arbitration was not only im
practicable, but unconstitutional and
that any attempt to establish maxi
mum wages for railroad employes
was "doomed to immediate failure,"
although congress has the right to !
prescribe both minimum and maxi
, 1 he senator proposed as a possible
deterrent to industrial disputes, with
out advocating it or expressing any
opinion on the justice or wisdom of
it, legislation that would impose a
"modified or partial restriction of the
right to strike in a combined way"
which, he said, would "make for in
Of U,P, Says Strike
Won't Be a Success
Relative to the prospective strike of
railroad trainmen, President Calvin
of the Union Pacific gave out the fol
"Formerly each craft on each road
voted separately, and decided for
itself whether its members on that
particular road would strike or not,
a two-thirds vote being required to
carry. Changes, recently made, pro
vide that a wo-thirds vote of the en
tire membership of each of the crafts
on all roads will govern.
"Should the present strike be
averted, this latter plan will be quick
ly changed, or all of the better -class
of men will withdraw, as they now
realize the jeopardy they have placed
themselves in. As one old conductor
expressed it, he "did not propose to
remain in" a situation with his order
whereby his two. brakemen, neither
ot whom had been tn the aervice a
year, could vote him out of his posi
tion, which he had occupied for more
than thirty years.'
"There will, of course, be the usual
bombastic talk and misrepresentation
from the organization leaders, but
this strike cannot be successful, as
the business men of the country and
the people generally are against it.
The American public will aubmit to
tyranny in leadership just so long,
and then it must stop. .
"I have personally hoped that some
way could be . found which- would
avert this catastrophe, on account of
the suffering and privation that will
result, both directly and indirectly;
the temporary demoralization of the
business 'of the country which will
come from it, and for the further rea
son that It will affect hundreds of mv
old associates and friends of thirty to
Zeppelin and Plane . "
! Give Bucharest a
Taste of Real War
Bucharest,- Roumania, Aug. 30.
(Via London.) Bucharest was bom
barded Monday night by ft Zeppelin
and an aeroplane. The text of the
official statement says:
"During Monday night a Zeppelin
and a foreign aeroplane, threw sev
eral bombs on Bucharest without
causing the least damage. Artillery
drove them off.
"Enemy aeroplanes threw bombs
on Baltchie, Piatra and Kiamta with
out damage. , I
Danube Towns Bombarded.
London, Aug. 30. Hungarian war
correspondents as quoted in a Cen
tral Uewj dispatch from Amsterdam
report that the Roumaniana have be
gun a bombardment of the Danube
towns of Rustchuk, Bulgaria, and Or
aova, Hungary. i
Principal Pasaee Taken.
London, Aug. 30. A dispatch re
ceived from Bucharest by way of
Rome savs the Roumanians operating
in conjunction with the Russians have
captured the principal passes of the
Carpathians. For twelve hours, the
dispatch says, the Roumanians have
march uninterruptedly on Hungarian
territory, meeting only weak resist
Woman Leads in Race
.,. For Congress in Montana
Helena, Mont, Aug. 30.-Returns
today from the state-wide primary for
the nomination of candidates to be
voted on at the November election
show that Miss Jcannette Rankin of
Missoula is leading the republican
congressional candidates, with George
W. Farr of Miles City, second. John
M. Evans appears to have been re
nominated bv the democrats, with H.
B. Mitchell of Great rails, second.
I. E. Edwards and Charles N. Bray
are running close for the republican
nomination for senator. E. H. Coon-
ey ia leading hrank J. towards tor
the republican gubernatorial nomina-
United States Senator Myers, demo
crat, wa unopposed and Governor S.
V. Stewart, a democrat, is conceded to
have obtained the renommation.
Railroads Can Not Raise
Rate on Canned Goods;
If the railroads continue to do busi- j
ness, freight rates will not go up on
canned goods between Omaha and
the west coast for another four
months. The Interstate Commerce1
commission has so ordered.
The roads had proposed to raise
the rate from the present p2!4 cents
per hundredweight to 85 cents per
hundredweight, effective September 1.
Omaha jobbers protested, as 4id job
bers and dealers in many other fcec-.
tions of the country. E. J. McVinn.
manager of the traffic bureau rjf the
Commercial club of Omaha, entered a
protest along with others, and asked
tor a suspension of the rate tempor
Telegraphic word has just been re
ceived that the date of the effective
n,u nfihr new rate has been sus
pended at least until December 30.
dustrial peace and at the same time
would not unduly infringe upon per
"It is my deliberate judgment,"
said Senator Cummins, "that there is
no method for the prevention of
strikes by force of law except to deny
to working men the right of striking
in union or in concert; that is to say,
to make it unlawful to enter into an
agreement or understanding that they
will cease to work at a prescribed
time and in a body. To do this, which
I believe to be within the constitu
tional authority of congress, without
providing an efficient substitute, is to
practically prohibit unions, for while
the unions have other and notable
functions, if they are deprived of their
right to quit work in a body as the
outcome of an understanding or
agreement, they will be shorn of their
real power, and will rapidly became
mere benevolent societies.
"I, for one, am unalterably opposed
to any such legislation unless it is
accompanied with sure relief for in
justice." Discussing compulsory arbitration
Senator Cummins said' there was no
such thing, never had been and never
Proposed Raise in
Rates is Suspended
Washington, Aug.. 30. .Proposed
increases in transcontinental freight
rates from the east to intermountain
territory and front the Pacific coast
to the east, which it was, estimated
would bring the railroads about $20,
000,000 a year additional revenue, were
suspended today by the - Interstate
Commerce commission for further in
vestigation. They were to have be.
come effective at midnight.
The commission suspended the
rates until December 30,. pending the
investigation to determine their reasonableness.-
They would have been
effective September 1. Th4ncreases
proposed were on fruits,1 vegetables,
drygoods and many other commodi
ties. More than 600 shippers were
represented recently and protested
against the increase.
i The increases were proposed after
the commission had, held several
months ago that ' trans-continental
roads did not now have to meet the
competition of the Panama canal and
that lower rates than those now in
question could not be justified for this
reason and for that reason that this
trans-continental traffic should pay
ita share .of the total burden of trans
portation. .i.-'f-J : '., V
: Plans to Prevent
Walkout on Roads
Washington, Aug. 30. A sugges
tion for immediate action on a resolu
tion to provide for an investigation of
differences between the railroads and
employee,., atrike pending a decision
to be unlawful, was considered by the
senate committee on Interstate com-,
merce late today, but ho decision wis
reached. -. 'V ''
' An alternative suggestion was for
Immediate enactment of the provis-'
ions for an eight-hour day and an in
vestigation of its effect on , railroad
revenues and rates, with an early re
port to congress', otheT more, drastic
and complicated legislation to bf
AntriMTH' Inter. - Renchinfi no de-.
chwtj, the-committee adjourned unfit,
tomorrow for an all-day hearing o&i'
Senator Thomas, democrat, declared
the occasion was "such that it requires
expeditious action, and if the govern'
ment fails to protect its citizens from'
the threatened grave consequences, it
has no right to call itself a govern
ment" ' '
Senator Galllnger, republican leader,
asked Senator Thomas if he thought
an appeal to the men would delay the
strike a 'few-days. ..
"I think it would do no good," re
plied Senator Thomas. . ... ,
Steamer Sinks and
Twenty Are Drowned
New- Orleans, Aug. 30. Twenty
men of the crew of twenty-six of the
American steamer Admiral Clark,
which aailed from Port Arthur, Tex.,
for Buenos Ayres on August 11, per
ished at sea when the steamer foun
dered August 16 in a tropical hurri
cane. Six survivors arrived at the
quarantine station here today on the
Swedish bark Tana.
Gets Control by Throwing ,
Stones Through Windows
Charles Draper of St. Louis, who
has ambitiona to aid the Browns in
copping the American league pen
nant, was practicing control by peg-
Sing stones at the windows of the
emis Bag company. His aim im
proved rapidly and just before be
ing squelched by the law he was put
ting them over the pane every time.
He was sentenced to thirty days
where he will be given opportunity to
work out on the rock pile, where am
Persistent Advertising is the Road
to SueceTft '
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Shoes. We guarantee you'a sav
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Boys' Shoes.. . $1.48 82.48
Misses' school Shoes 81.48 up
Children's Shoes. ,;;.y8; Up
Haadquartars fee Buster Brews
Shots, for Boys aaeV Girls.
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OMAHA,. THURSDAY, AUGUST. 31, 1916.
NEW YORK MAKING
Active Preparations to " Insure
Supply :6f Tttilk; rbod' knd j
: fuel in Cass of. .Strike.;., .
USE AUTOS AND .BOATS
New York, Aug. 30 Railroad traf
fic both to and from ,New York City
showed feverish activity today in an
ticipatio.n -of a general strike. It is
estimated that before September 4, the
threatened date of the tie-up, this city
will rid itselt of a floating population
of nearly 350,000 and receive home
about the same number of residents
who have been on vacations. Passen
ger traffic just before Labor day is
always heavy even under normal cir
cumstances. r ; ,
Unless the situation' changes radio-.
ally, it is expected that the other east
ern railways wHl follow the example
of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford and declare a freight em
bargo to take effect September 4.
The management of the New York
Cen tral will consider this question to
day upon the return of President
Smith from'. Washington. ; '
Arrange for Milk Supply.
. Railroad executives here expressed
hope that if a strike were called, they
could run enough fobd trains to keep
.the city from privation.. The. city's
milk supply, they promised, would be
the first to. receive consideration. The
big milk companies', have been. .or
ganizing. to meet the situation ever
since, the. strike became imminent.
DriVfrs of milk wagons have been in
structed to make a census of the ba
bies on thejr routes and they will be
attended to first, The mjlk companies
have arranged to obtain hundreds of
motor trucks, which-will be. used to
collect milk from the territory sur
rounding Nen- York if the regular
milk train service fails;
New York consumes 2,500,000
quarts of milk a day and it is es
timated that 25 per cent of this goes
to babies and another 2,5 per cent
to children who depend largely, on
milk for food.
. Food Supply for Month,
The police department, is was an
nounced today, is prepared if need
arises to assume virtual control of the
food anif fuel supply. For this pur
pose it haa made a canvass to ascer
tain the stock of foodstuffs now avail
able here and it has a list of all mo
tor trucks and other vehicles that can
be used to carry freight and of light
ers, tow boats and other vessels that
can be pressed into service, into the
waters surrounding the city.
In the wholesale grocery and com
mission district, today, .it waa re
ported that , restaurants, hotels and
boarding houses were beginning to
lay in sugar stocks. Wholesale gro
cers are not disposed to agree with
the prediction that in the event of a
railroad tieup there would be a food
famine here in a week.
Pittsburgh Lines Ready.
Pittsburgh, Pa,' Aug. 30. All roads
entering the Pittsburgh district were
busy completing arrangements, begun
a week ,or more ago. for handling
business in case of a strike. Pennsyl
vania railroad employes some tunc
ago vers polled as ta ijieir Availability
for servrce In ' any department 'where
they might be needetJan4 report was
made 'that in excess of 90 Vtr cent had
signified their, willingness' "to - work.
This list, riowin the hand of operat
ing officials, 'includes-"division and
general chief, many ; of 'whom are
icompetent to handle any part 'of the
railroad wOrkV ' V v '
The Glosing Day
SALE is Tomorrow 9
THE LAST GALL
Have you been putting off the purchase of any
needed piece of
Tomorrow a very large portion of our entire stock
will show the Red and White Sale Tag at substan
tial reductions from our well known Every Day
Low Prices. We look for you Tomorrow. ', .
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' ;" as Executor or Trustee, are care
' i '-. fully supervised by a group of the
' 7; city's best business men its
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Packers Working Men Overtime
Anticipating Tieup of Railways
'Midnight lunch was served to the
men of at,least onaiig packing plant'
of the South Side last night At the
.Swift. & Co. plant the loading dock
crew was'busy tntil i o'clock, and
many even later. Extra cars were on
hand to handle as much as possible
in the event of the railroad strike
Packing house workmen, as well as
employers, are hoping against hope
that the differences will be settled be
fore the walkout Monday. It means
the eventual close down of all plants
if the strike continue- for more than
Superintendent Fipps of the Swift
plant last evening said: .
"We have hot any more men than
usual on the job. It has always been
our custom to prepare for emergen
cies of all kinds, and L cannot say
that we have failed to do so now.
Local Stores Are
. All Well Stocked
For the Winter
Dry goods stores are not anticipat
ing' any serious results from the rail
way strike immediately, at least not
so far as providing themselves with
stocks is concerned. ' .
' "Would the strike affect the dry
goods business?" said Robert Cowell
of the Thomas Kilpatrick company.
"Only sO far as 4t would Teduce the
purchasing power of some of our peo
ple to some extent- So far as stocks
are concerned we are all stocked for
fall and winter. We were never in
better shape." - .
Perishable fruits and vegetables will
likely be scarce aoon after the rail
way Strike becomes effective,-according
to local dealers. - -
"There is ' plenty of sugar stored
around in Omaha,"- said Al King,
manager of the grocerydepartment of
Hayden Brothers. - "The jobbers have
plenty of it." s . -.-.
' Asked about coffee, he declared
there was probably enough coffee in
the city to last a year. In regard to
potatoes, Mr. -King said, "There are
plenty of potatoes around here now.
There are lots of homegrown pota
toes, and potatoes, in fact, are being
shipped out of Omaha at this minute,
rather than in."
Employes of Iron
. ;WiUNot Strike
Duluth', Aug.' 30. Employes of the
Duluth, Missabe & Northern railroad
and the Duluth & Iron Range will
not strike, according to statements
of employee today.- Agreements be
tween the roads and the men are con
sidered ,binding by the men.
Assurance that Duluth would es
cape a tieup of ore shipments and
that there would be little or no inter
ference in the receiving of ore from
the Minnesota' iron ranges and the
loading of it at the Duluth'-Superfor
docks if a general strike, is -declared,
Was given by officials. '.
The men working ; for the I .Iron
Range railroads belong-almost to a.
man to the brotherhoods,: but have
separate agreements with-the com-.
panies, and these agreements are ito
hold, the men say. '
Persistent Advertising, is the Road
'In a multitude of counsel there
Is safety." ':
"It is certainly true that if stock is
not received at the yards during the
strike period we will be unable to
continue open doors the workmen."
The loading gang will work late
every night, ir. prepsration for the
final stoppage of daily trains. -
At Cudahy's the loading dock crew
worked up to 8 o'clock. General Man
ager M. R. Murphy of this plant
spoke freely of the expected strike,
commenting on the possibilities it will
produce. "We are prepared to meet it
as best we can, but of course if there
isn't any stock received at the yards
we won't be able to do business. Our
orders are booked way ahead and we
are doing what we can to fill them
before the strike is on."
. The packers have been handicapped
thus far by a shortage of labor, but
are doing their best to finish the work
on hand before Monday.
Ward Surrenders ,
the Morrison Deeds
Under a Protest
Chicago, Aug. 30, Deeds conveying
ing property valued at . more than
$2,000,000 to James R. Ward, attorney
for Edward W. Morrison, were or
dered impounded by Federal Judge
Landis today, when the inquiry into
the eccentric millionaire's lost mil
lions was resumed . Ward, surren
dered the documents' under protest'
Final Qlearance Thursday
of All Summer Apparel
The last day of
August brings these
which are made for
a quick clearance of
These Are Indications: ! ' ' "'Z' r
28 Dresses $4.95 33 Skirts $1.45
Waists - Coats - Suits
- at equally great reductions.
Sale commences at 8:30 A. M.
All sales final; Come early.
, .-':',. Apparel Section, Second Floor.
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ROUMANIANS TAKE .
Reports from Paris and Zurich
Say Mountain Passes Into
MAT ATTACK BULGARIA
Paris, Aug. 30. The Petit Parisien
publishes a report that the Rouma
nians having forced their way into
Transylvania have occupied two im
portant cities beyond the mountains.
Roumanians Force Pass.
London, Aug. 30. "It is persistent
ly rumored here," wires the Central
News correspondent at Zurich, Swit
zerland, "that Roumanian cavalry has
crossed Rothenthurm pass and is ap
proaching. Hermannstadt, Hungary."
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch,
filed in Athens on Monday, gives a
report from Saloniki that Roumania
has decided to present an ultimatum
to Bulgaria, demanding the evacua
tion of Serbian territory.
Abandon Part of Transylvania.
Berlin, Aug. 30. (Via London.)
The abandonment of part of Transyl
vania to the Roumanians is forcasted
in dispatches from newspaper corre
spondents at the Austrian army head
The correspondent says the central
nA.i.. ...ill nnf attmnt tft AftenA ttlA
entire border, owing to its crooked
ness and the large number of troops ,
required for the, adequate protection
of a front half as long as the Russian
battle line. . . ... , .
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