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VOL. XLVI--NO. 81.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1916. TWELVE PAGES.
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SINGLE' COPY . TWO CENTS.
Sofia Government Asserts En
emy Left Bodies of Inno-!'
cent People Mutilated
LITTLE CHILDREN BURNED
All Male Inhabitants of Village
.." During Night.
WOMEN ARE CARRIED AWAY
London, Sept. 13. The Bulgarian
troops, which lok the Danube fort
ress of Silistria, in Roumania, capture
of which was announced by the Ger
t man war office. Sunday, apparently
did not take prisoner any consider
able numlcr of Roumanians. The of
ficial Bulgarian statement of Septem
ber 11 received here today, says the
Roumanians retired "on both sides
of the Danube, pursi.. ' by our cav
alry." (Although this translation of
the Bulgarian .statement, if taken lit-
.....11., :A',m .hot th Rnlcrariana
have forced a passage of the Danube.4'
it is. improbable that the Bulgarian
office meant to convey this meaning.
.The report of the following day
makes no mention of any such op
eration.) . -. ,
T'le statement follows: ,
"Along the Danube there was ar
tillery firing at TekiaVidin, Lomor
jeehovo and Ivichtom 1 v ' ' .' '
"In Dobrudjal our offensive contin
ues. Yesterday, our troops entered
Silistria, being welcomed enthusias
tically by the citizens. The Bulgarian
tri-color now floats over Fort Arab
table (probably Fort Arabadzilar,
near the .Danube half way between
Silistria and Turtukai.) We captured
artillery and a Urge quantity of ma
terial. The enemy troops retired
northward and on both banks of the
Danube, pursue 1 by our cavalry."
. i - Roumanians Slay Children.:' : ; ;
New York, Sept. 13. The wireless
versifjh of the Bulgarian official state
ment of September 11 contains the fol
lowing in addition to the statement as
cabled by the way of London :. . .
Berlin, Sept- 13. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) The- official Bulgarian
statement of September 11 says tea
cannon were taken by the Bulgarians
at Fort Arabtabla and continues: ,.
. "The retreat of the Roumanians,
Russians and Serbians was accom
panied by the most horrible cruelties,'
especially on the part of the Rouma
nians against tli defenseless popu
lation. A report frotwthe commander-in-chief
dated September 10 says,
i '"Since, the first day" .after1 f the
. -ossing of the frontier it has-been
established that the Roumanian army
has committed a series of inh'utnaa
atrocities which more and more
prove to have been incredibly bestial
Some days before the declaration of
v ar the Roumanian authorities took
all cattle without formal requisition.
When' the Roumanians retreated they
formed special detachments for the
burning of Bulgarian villages. The
villaseS ' of Ciskioy. Aitomrovo and
Sc.rebarna and others in the vicinity
of Turtukai and bilistna ire still
burning. ' One detachment . defeated
near Sartsalar September 7 sent a
company with two officers to the vil
lage of Stfrebarna. All tte male in
habitants were assassinated during
the night The 1 streets were filled
with the bodies of innocent persons,
mutilated in the. most horrible fash
ion. A number of children were
burned in locked houses. The women
and the remaining children were car
ried to Silistria. k '
" , Men of Alifag Slain;
" 'On September 9 the men of Alifak
were taken to the bank of the Danube
and killed mercilessly. Their bodies
were thrown into the rwer. Inhabi
tants of the villages of Kalipetrovo
Aitnur, Cradmur and Dabuk were
transported to the wept 'bank near
Kalarass in order to iJFolert the cow
ardly enemy trom our tifc.
"On September 10. soutlr-of Lake
Ostrovo (Macedonia front), infantry
fighting was continued from the pre
vious day. Zouaves who attempted to
cross the Struma near Nevolyen and
Kardinos were driven' back, with
heavy losses to the west bank by oajr
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OMAHA BOY DUCKS
BULG ARIAN BULLETS
Son of Dean of Trinity Cathe
. dral Has Hair-Haising
Thrills in Europe.
BELIEF WORK IS PERILOUS
Montague Tancock, son of Dean
Tancock of Trinity cathedral, has re
turned from a fifteen months' service
in European war relief work, bringing
with him a recital of experiences
startling in detail and bristling with
adventures the - like of which few
Omaha boys have ever met.
A student at Princeton university,
yoUng Tancock Ul( there in June,
1915, for Nish,. Serbia, where he be
came one of the instructors detailed
to teach recruits how to drive and
care for motor cars. Afterward he
joined the hospital corps organized
by JLady raget, an Englishwoman,
the' party of which he was a member
being in Uskub at the time that city
was invaded by the Bulgars.
- Uses Auto as Fort.
While driving a motor car carrying
Serbs commissioned to go to the'Bul
gar line for a conference Mr. Tan
cock and his passengers were fired
upon. He was forced to get out of
his car and crouch by the roadside to
avoid being hit by the bullets which
continually whizzed over his head'
Returning to Uskub, Dean Tan
cock's son went on duty in the hos
pital there, remaining until February
of this year, when he and the other
members of the party were interned
at Sophia, Bulgaria. After being kept
in the Bulgarian capital for -thirty
days they were released. Tancock ac
companied the little band headed by
Lady Paget that made the trip from
Sophia to Bergen, traveling by way of
Bucharest, Kiev, Petrograd - and
- Cares for the Orphans.
Sailing fo Newcastle, the party ar
rived in London April 3. After spend
ing six weeks in the English metrop
olis the Omaha boy went to Corsica
and took charge of nearly 1,000 refu
gees, for the most part children who
had lost their parents in the war. He
sailed from Corsica August 12 for the
United States, arriving in Omaha yes
terday morning, ... ...
s High, Cost of Living. ,
High prices for foodstuffs -prevail
in Serbia, according to young Tan
cock, sugar at times reaching a retail
price of $1 a pound. He said that
other staples sold at correspondingly
high prices. With the reorganization
of th railway systems of the eountry
relief is expected, Mr. Tancock said.
-The young Omahan declared that
in his travels through Europe, almost
without exception, he and the mem
beta of his party 'were treated with
the utmost consideration. 'He ' re
turned to. Omaha bearing autographs
of several members of the rpyal fami-
lies in turope. '.';,.
Passengers Are !
Robbed by Bogus
. . : Customs Officer
Buffalo, N. Y Sept.'tt-y-Seven pas
sengers on a Canadian Pacific train
from Toronto were victims of an tin
usual robbery as the train crossed into
the United States today. The train
had been stopped for the customs in
spectors when a man walked into one
of the coaches and began questioning
the passengers. Of Mrs. Jessie M.
Ardill of New York City he demand-,
ed: "How much money have you
Mrs. Ardill opened her purse and
the man counted $110. He returned
$65 to the woman, saying that he
would have to keep the remainder as
a ''deposit." He wrote a receipt for
the money as "paid over to the
United States customs at Buffalo."
In' like fashion the man got $38
from Edward Crockett of Brantford,
Ontario. Five others in the car also
gave up money, but their names were
not obtained by the police.-
The robbery was not discovered un
til the train pulled into the Buffalo
Station, when Mrs. Ardill asked the
conductor what she should do with
her receipt The passengers gave a
good description of the man whom
they had supposed was a customs offi
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lUvheRt today 78 81 78 76
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Mean temperature 06. ' 76 71 . 66
Precipitation 06 .06 .89 .OS
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Total rainfall alnce March 1....1S.88 Inches
Deficiency alnoa March 1, 1816. 1.36 tnchei
Deficiency cor. period. 1616 67'lnch
Deficiency cor. period 1114 S.86 inchea
Mtporo rrom (Station at 7 P. M,
Utatlon and Slate
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Dee Molnee, clear ...
Dodce City, clear ...
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T Indicate! trace ef precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Metiorologlit.
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To Memorize Laws
: A Regulating Traffic
Long Beach, Cat.. Sept. 13. Six
children . "sentenced" in the police
court here yesterday for violating the
traffic regulations buckled down to
day to their punishment, that of mem
unzing me city s. iraiitc ordinance,
which contains approximately 5,000
words. They are undef orders to re
turn in two weeks prepared to recite
the ordinance before Judge Carl V.
Hawkins. Frequent violation of the
traffic regulations by children neces
sitated punishment, the court stated.
Charges against the youths, all of
whom were riding bicycles or driving
automobiles, involved, passing street
cars when passengers were alighting,
"cutting" street corners or speeding.
.With Two Murders
Alpine, Tex., Sept. 13. Indictments
charging Harry J. Spannell, an Alpine
notel keeper, with the murder ot his
wife and Lieutenant Colonel M- C.
Butler, Sixth United iitatcs cavalry,
were returned by - & coroner's jury
here today. Spannell will be brought
here Thursday from El Paso, where
he has been held for safe keeping, to
plead to the indictments.
Mrs. Spannell,1 a daughter of Jaiin
C. Holland, a widely known Texas
ranchman and banker, at.d Colonel
Butler were killed July 20 last while
they were driving with Spannell in
his motor car.
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AND LOWDEIi Will
III ILLINOIS RACE
BRINGING UP THE HEAVY ARTILLERY The picture show new British gun., which
have never been fired, being rushed to the front in the west to aid the holding of the ground
gained in the recent attacks on the German positions.
Carrv State in Priiry.
by About ISO',
V , Running
for iigreas in
His Old District.
IS TRYING TO COME BACK
Chicago; Sept. : 13. Former Con
gressman Frank 0. Lowden of Ore
gon, 111., and Governor Edward F.
Dunne, incumbent, were nominated
by large pluralities for governor by
the republicans and democrats, res
pectively, in the Illinois primaries to
day, according to estimates based on
incomplete returns tonight. '
Lowden seems to have carried Chi
cago by a plurality of 40,000 over
Morton D. Hull of Chicago, second
man. Downstate returns indicated a
heavy plurality for Lowden. Esti
mates from the entire state put Low
den's plurality at more than 150,-000.
Dunne apparently carried Chicago
over William B. Brinton of Dixon,
111., by more than 70,000, and is run
ning pn the basis of about two to one
over Brinton downstate. Approxi
mately one-third of Chicago's vote
gave Dunne 31,156, and Brinton, 10,
997. Early returns indicated Dunne's
pluralty for the entire state would
equal or exceed Lowden's in the re
publican race. Briton was endorsed
by Roger C. Sullivan', . : '
Williams Nominated, i
Early estimates assured the nomi
nation of William E. Williams of
Pittsfield, 111., and Everett Jennings
of Chicago as democratic candidates
for congressman at-large. Former
Senator William E. Mason and Bur
nett M. Chiperfield, both of Chicago,
were rolling up pluralities downstate
for the republican nomination for
congressman at-large. Medill Mc
Cormick of Chicago was running
fairly strong in some counties for this
place. j.' , ; -'"..
Congressman James R. Mann, re
publican house leader, has been re
nominated by a big majority over
Rev. Mcll"urne P. Boyston, a mini
ster who was backed by the Anti
Saloon league. ? ' v j -
, . Has Lead Over Lorimer.
: William -Lorimer, whose election to
the senate was declared illegal in 1911,
and Arthur W. Fulton were running
a close race for the republican nomi
nation for congressman in the district
from- which Lorimer served several
terms in the house, according to early
returns.. Fulton was 155 votes ahead
with approximately half of the dis
trict in, but the ward which formerly
gave Lorimer his strongest support
was yet to be counted. Lorimer has
made a sensational attempt to "come
back." : - - -
French Capture .
.Village On Somme
. River from Teutons
Paris, Sept. 13. The French have
captured the village of Bouchavesnes,
on the Somme front. The official
announcement of tod.-y says the vil
lage, which is in the region of Com
bles, was taken from the Germans
last evening. ' .
The French also took by assault s
wood 600 yards east of the road from
Peronne to Bethune. On the Ver
dun front the French made progress
in the northern part of the Vaux
London, Sept. 13. "The general
situation is unchanged," says today'
official statement in regard to the
French-Belgian front. "There is noth
ing of importance to report" ; '
Probably Perish as
Big Building Falls
Toledo, O., Sept. 13. Several
pedestrians may have lost their lives
in the collapse of the Johnson Furni
ture company's four-story building
here tonight. The brick structure
which had been undergoing repairs,
collapsed without warning and tum
bled into Summit street, the city's
main thoroughfare. oWrkmen" are
searhing for bodies. .
St, Paul Journals
Buy Paper Mill
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 13. The Dis
patch Printing company, publisher of
the St Paul Dispatch, and the St.
Paul Pioneer Press, today announced
the purchase of the Itasca Paper com
pany at Grand Rapids, Mich. The
company has a capacity cf approxi
mately 10,000 tons a year,- three
fourths of which will be used by the
two papers. - '
: Sunk in Riga Gulf
Berlin, Sept. 13. (By wireless to
sayville.) A Kussian destroyer has
been sunk in the gulf of Rig by a
German aeroplane squadron, says a
report given out by the German ad
miralty today. German naval planes
also have attacked Russian sea forces
in the Black Sea. ' ' .
Chadron Votes Bonds for
New City Hall Building
Chadron, Neb.7 Sept 13. (Special
rclcRiam.) Chadron voted two-to-
one today for a $15,000 bond issue to
; bund a new city hall.
UL 2i lift J Wk :
MOVING' BIWTrCH ciirESTOsrEDiSr
TO SETTLE STRIKE '
New York Traction Lines Say
Thoy Will Continue to
Operate Eoads on the
Present Basis. ,.
STATEMENT BY SH0NTS
TO IMPROVE MORALS
School Dullard and Bad Boy .Is
; Subject of Surgical Ex
LAD'S FATHER OBJECTS
A boy was sent to the operating
table instead of to the reform school
by Juvenile Judge Leslie. He is
Chris Ellison, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Enoch Ellison, 509 South Twenty
ninth street. Dr. W. F. Callfasi re
moved the lad's adenoids and tonsils
in the hope oi ca ising a moral re
formation within the lad.
Chris got a special hearing on a
delinquency charge, and the testimony
was that he was not only guilty of
misconduct, but was below the nor
mal in ability to learn. Despite his
comparatively advanced age, the boy
is only In the third grade in Farnam
school.- The court conferred with
Probation Officer Miller, and then Dr.
Callfass was called in. The physician
found that Chris was the victim of a
bad case of adenoid and tonsilar
The removal of bot.i glands was a
successful operation from the surgii
cal viewpoint. Its moral results will,
be carefully watched. Dr. Callfas be
lieves that (he mental and moral cali
ber of the lad will continuously 1m-
The boy's father,. who wear his
hair long and claims to be a divine
healer was strenuously opposed to
the surgical experiment on his son. ,
President Wilson . '
Is On Way Back to
; His Summer Home
New London, Conn., Sept 13. The
naval yacht Mayflower with President
Wilson aboard steamed out of the
harbor at 6 o'clock this morning. The
Mayflower will take the president
to Sandy Hook, where an automobile
will be waiting to take him to the
summer- White House at Long
Branch, N. J. He is expected to arrive
at Long Branch abdut S o'clock this
The president decided to leave New
London last night after physicians atv
tending his sister, Mrs. Anne E.
Howe, whbse critical illness brought
the president here, had advised him
that from now on Mrs. Howe would
be constantly under the influence of
opiates and would be unable to rec
ognize him and that she might live
for several days.
The president did not come ashore
before leaving this morning, but re
ceived word that Mrs. Howe's condi
tion was about the same,
Up to the present Mr. Wilson has
paid practically no attention to his
campaign, but unless he is summoned
back here within the next few days
he will hold, several political confer
ences later this week. Vance McCor
mick. chairman of the democratic na
tional committee, and Homer S. Cum
mins, vice ahairman, are very anxious
to consult him about, plans for the
Crosby, Minn Sept. 13. After hav
ing lost several weeks' work, "watched
their families and themselves hover
ing on the brink of starvation with
nothing betweefTthem and one of
northern Minnesota's winters," they
said, about. 200 members of the In
dustrial Workers ot the World, which
organization called a strike of iron
miners on the -tuyuna range, today
voted to call off the strike. Whether
the mine pperstors will accept the
men back on their old jobs is not
known. Although the mines are
claimed to be working full strength,
one mining official expressed the be
lief that places would be found for all
men who would "renounce the In
dustrial Workers of the World."
At no "time did the Cuyuna range
men make any demands, but went out
in sympathy with the Mesaba range
First Stone Ship Ever
Put to Sea ls Afloat
Chrlstiania, Sept. 13 (Via London).
A new type of ship has arrived here
from -the shipyards of Christianiaf
jord. The ship, which, resembles a
huge barge, is constructed entirely of
concrete, except for the ribs, which
are steel, is the first (tone vessel
ever floated. It is said that the huJJ
will resist damage better than steel
or wood and that the ship therefore
is safer. ' . i .
HUGHES FINISHES '
Republican Nominee for Presi
dent Makes 141 Speeches in
Twonty-Pive States. ; i
TRAVELS . , 14,000 j MILES
New York, Sept. 13. Charles E.
Hughes ended his first presidential
campaign trip here today. . He
reached the, city at an early hour,
went to a hotel and later will depart
for his summer home at Bridge
hampton, L. I.-
. The trip was one of the longest in
time and mileage ever taken by a
presidential nominee. Mr. Hughe.)
left here on the. night of August 5
and traveled thirty-nine days. His
itinerary took him front Portland,
Me., to San Diego, Cal.; from Canada
to within sight of the Mexican bor
der. He visited twenty-five statei,
spoke at all the chief centers of pop
ulation in the country, exclusive of
the- south, and including the capitals
of ten states, and traveled 11,494
miles by rail. In addition he aver
aged more thah 400 miles a week by
motor, or about 2,500 miles, making
the total mileage of his trip approx
imately 14,000 miles.
His trip1 was made over fifteen rail
road systems. Since his departure
from New York Mr. Hughes has Un
dergone almost every sort of experi
ence that usually befalls a candidate,
and many out of the ordinary. Hp
has donned miners togs at Butte ant1
gone 3.000 feet down into the earth:
climbed 'mountains more than 12,000
feet high, attended state and county
fairs and an exposition and spokei,
from almost every sort of platform,
including the rostrum of the great
Mormon tabernacle in Salt Lake
City, He has made 141 speeches and
haa been- photographed thousands of
times, once at dinner and several
times with children in his arms.
. Mr. Hughes reached New Yorlc in
?;ood health and spirits. He will rest
our days at Bridgehampton and then
will start on a trip that will last, with
only one break of two days, until
election day. ,v
Mr. Hughes Talk o! Trip.
Discussing the tour just ended the
candidate said: '
"We had a most Successful trip.
Everywhere a great deal of interest
has been shown, and the cordiality of
the people has been very marked. In
this respect the situation in Maine is
no different from that in other states.
I feel there is every reason for con
fidence Mr. Hughes reiterated his convic
tion that the present campaign man
agement will be effective without a
change in the personnel, "
Callers on Mr. Hughes today were
to include a delegation of United
States senators, A. B. Fall of New
Mexico, Charles Curtis of Kansas,
James H. Brady of Idaho and Reed
Sinoot of Utah, and George W.' Per
kins, Hamilton Holt and Dr. Jacob
Gould Schurman. . ,
Hughes College Clubs. -
Chicago, Sept. 13. Under the di
rection of Alfred E. Lunt at western
republican headquarters work was be
gun toddy organizing Hughes and
Fairbanks clubs among the colleges
and universities of the middle west
states. . i. ..
Herbert B. Keen reported tlie com.
pletion by the Brown university of
the Hughes National College league.
Mr. nugnes graduated tram this um
versity and more than 100 of the irrad
nates have volunteered to speak and
work (or the election of the repub
lican uamuiiai iickci ips lau. '
Raymond Robins left todav for a
speaking trjp through Oklahoma. He
will speak at Durant September 15
ana rerry September 10. , , ;
Fairbanks Taken 111
. ,( During an Address
Oklahoma City, Okl, Sept. 13.
Charles W. rairbanks, republican
vice presidential candidate, suffered
an attack of indigestion tonight while
addressing an audience at the Audi.
torimn nere. for a time it was ex
pected he had been stricken with
serious illness. He was compelled to
quit speaking for fifteen minutes and
during the interval many people left
the building. After his recovery in
an anteroom, Mr. Fairbanks resumed!
Pulitzer Family r 1
Is Under Quarantine
Bar Harbor, Me.. Sent 13. Toseoh
Pulitzer, ir the New York publisher,
and his family were quarantined to
day at tne Pulitzer summer estate
here because of infantile naralvsis.
Mr, Pulitzer's son Ralph, 10 years old,
who recently returned from a sum
mer camp in another state, has con
tracted the disease, it was announced.
'Wo Will Not Let Outsiders
Come Between Us and Our
Employes, He Says.
King Constantino Accepts Res
ignations of Premier Zai
' mis and Colkagues.
MEANS ENTRY INTO ., WAR'
Athens, Sept. 12. (Via Loidon,
Sept. 13.) King Constantine has ac
cepted the resignation of Premier
Zaimis and his cabinet
The belief is entertained in the en
tente capitals that the retirement of
the Zaimis ministry is preliminary to
the entrance of Greece in the war
with the allies. Recent dispatches
from Berlin and Vienna show that
there also it is regarded s probable
Greece will soon abandon neutrality
and join the entente powers. ' ,!
The precise causes which led to the
resignation' of the ministry have hot
been disclosed, on account of the ex
ceptionally rigid censorship. A'Loti'
don dispatch yesterday said M. Zai
mis had complained that internal ut'
cidents were nreventing him from
dealing with the external situation. It
is believed in London that his resig
nation was due to the fact that he ac
cepted the ptenitership on the under
aiamuuil tuav HQ waa. lu ntaimaut new
tralily,. anl,ui V4ew..j)(..the Bulgarian
occupation of ' Greek 'territory had
touna this impossible.
' Up to the time of the first dispatch
announcing that M. Zaimis had ore
sented his resignation, bis retirement
was unexpected, for it was understood
the premier had assumed dictatorial
powen s,id was in an exceptionally
strong position. Political affairs
reached a crisis after the Bulgarians
invaded northeastern Greece, and the
followers of -former Premier Venize
los served warning on King Constan
tine that he must abandon the advis
ers, who it was said misled him and
influenced him in favor of Germany.
At the same time M. Venizelos ex
pressed confidence in M. Zaimis,
whom he asked the king to support,
and it was understood an agreement
had been reached under which the
Zaimis ministry was to continue in
power with the strong support of the
Venizelos party. 1
Railroads Gain -$1,371
Per Mile .
During the Year
Washington, Sept. 13. Net reve
nues from operations of $1,176,804.-
001 for the year ending June 30, com
pared with ?tu,ui,4.M during 1W15,
for all railroads having revenues o:
$1,000,000 a year or over, are shown
today in .the Interstate Commerce
commission's report. The net reve
nue per mile was $5,134 for the cur
rent year, compared with $3,763 for
Railways' operating revenues for
the year aggregated $3,396,808,234:
operating expenses, $2,29,004,233
tax accruals $146,754,477; uncollect
ible revenues, $807,20, and operating
income, $1,029,241,804. For - the
month of June hny the net revenue
from: railway operation was $103,451,
443. The figures for the year show t'.ie
railroads gross revenue from freight
was $2,409,393,699: from passenger
service, $673,472,119: mails, $60,057,
967; express, $81,014,684, and other
transportation, over $97,000,000. Of
the year's net revenue from opera
tions $516,061,320 was in the eastern
district, $165,822,562 in the southern
district and $494,920,119 in the west
ern district ' . '
Demo Big Bugs to
Tour West States
Chicago, Sept. 13. A dozen or
more well-known democratic speak
ers will begin tours of the central and
western slates within a few days in
behalf of Wilson and Marshall. The
list will ' include Vice President
Thomas R. Marshall, Senators Un
derwood, Hoke Smith, Shafroth, Rob
inson, James Hamilton Lewis, Judge
Albert N. Nortoni, William J. Bryan,
Senator William J. Stone, Senator
James A. Reed and John J. Lenz.
J.' Bruce Krcmer, chief of the
speakers' bureau at western demo
cratic headquarters, today began ar
ranging schedules for the speakers.
Vice President Marshall, it is said,
will speak .in nearly every -western
s'tate after making a trip through In
diana. Senator James ' Hamilton
Lewis will follow the trail of Charles
E. Hughes through the northwest to
the Pacific coast. i
; Senator Reed will tour Missouri
with a tent. r . i
FEW SURFACE OAKS BUN
New York, Sepf 13. The Inter-
borough Rapid Transit 4nd the New
York Railways company formally re
jected today the public service ohi
mission's recommendation for a strike
settlement made yesterday.' The two
companies, controlling the subway,
elevated and "green car" surface lines,
declined to hold further conferences
with representatives of the union and .
announced that it is their intention to
ontinue to operate their lines on the
prcrsnt basis, , v t - .
Mr. Slionts promised to make a for
mal reply to the mayor and the public
service commission later, but issued a
statement flatly refusing to "let out
siders come between us and our em
ployea." ..... . .
Text of the Answer. .. A
The formal rejection, presented By
Richard R. Rogers, general . counsel
to the two companies, read: '
"The Interborough Rapid Transit
company respectfully represents to
the commission that it cannot arbi
trate its rights to enter into agree
ments with 10,306 of its employes out
of a total of 11,800 when the employes
who have signed are content with
those agreements and are endeavoring
to carry them out in good faith."
The agreements referred to are the
"master and servant" contracts, which
bind the'meu not to ask for wage in
creases or betterment in working con .
ditions for two years. The distribu
tion of the contracts among the In
terborough and "green car" employes
forced the strike, uaion leaders claim.
Union for Arbitration.
Following the reply of the traction
companies, the strikers through Will
iam B.-jMtzgerald, general organizer
of the Amalgamated Association of
Electric Street Railway Employes, in
formed the commission that the
strikers could pot accede to the re
quest of the comjiisatonto bring the
strike- clMoiriTrtTew of "the"'
stand taken by the tractioa com
panies. He accepted in behalf of the
union the recommendation that the
questions at issue be submitted to ar
bitration. - . ''
; Although transportation within the
city is far from paralyzed, thousands
are compelled to resort to the use of
automobiles, moving vans, trucks and
other vehicles. Policemen beg rides
from motorists and are often seen on
the running boards of private cars.
Many automobiles have been pressed,
into public service.
But few surface cars were operated
today and passengers were forced to
use the subways and elevated roads,
whera the congestion was extreme. ,.
There was little or no violence dur
ing the night, largely due -to the fact
that policemen were stationed on roof
tops where attacks had been made on
elevated trains. ; .
Hugh Frayne.' state Organizer of
the Americarr Federation of Labor,
announced today that between 12,000
and 20,000 men will take part in the
parade and, demosjtration tomorrow.
Alleged Bomb la Found.
Brooklyn detectives, It was dis
closed today, ara investigating a re
ported plot to damage property of the
Interborough with an explosive. A
cylindrical package was found by a
track walker near the borough hall
subway station in Brooklyn late last
night It contained, according to the
bureau of combustibles, dynamite of
the powerful kind generally used in
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And a Club House Here
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and formed the Sopski Soko, the Ser
bian Turners, and have filed naners
of incorporation of the new club. They ;
pian to erect a punning tor gymna
sium purposes and clubhouse. The
organization is capitalized at $2,000
with shares at 50 cents each. .
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