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' VOL. XLVI. NO. 104
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER , 17, 1916 TEN PAGES.
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exclusively. , 1 '
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J ' advertise in The Bee.
IN GREAT CROWDS
farmers and the Townspeople
- Alike Voice Approval of Re.
- publican Doctrine of Party
Nominee for Presidency.,
: ,. -
REPUTES WAR ARGUMENT
v V ?:.-
Tells Cheering Hosts He Would
Stand for Recognized
, .Rights of Nation.
ORATIONS ARE CONTINUOUS
Charles E. Hughes came into Oma
. ha on his Special train, expressing
" pleasure over the ;npnner in which he
was .received, , from - Falls City last
'Saturday morning until he , reached
Hotel Fontenelle. . ',- . j
'' He made av vigorous effort to set
the people of the state right on the
.issues which the democrats have
raised. . On Saturday his voice did not
serve him as well as he would have
liked, but after the Sunday rest at
Lincoln he started 'laut yesterday
morning determined to finish his Ne
' braska itinerary in a manner that
would leave no uncertainty as to
i where he stood on the questions now
1 before the voters. 1
t . At rreznoni jaoenwuc. y
At Fremont, the last stop before
. reaching Omaha, he was noticeably
. keyed MP before a crowd of more than
2,000 which jammed into a tabernacle
in which the Baptists had been hold
ing a convention.
' ' It is a very, severe contrast to at
tempt to address all of , the people of
the United States. My voice is some
what worse for wear.Abut heart is
strong and myv sense of privilege is
deep, and it is- with the greatest pleas-
. ure that I come to Fremont.1 Ias
sume there are some here not con-
' nected with the party I represent I
welcome their interest; 1 welcome
their o-operation," stated Mr.
Hughes. , " -
The audience at Fremont was par-
" ticularly appreciative. Dodge county
was ope of the Hughes' strongholds
in the presidential primaries' last
v spring. - .. . - s
T. L. Mathewp, president of the
, Hughes and Fairbanks club, intro
duced the speaker at Fremont .
.Answers Wilson Shaft, f
t-i."s-l - . : A : .. u - j
' Columbus,' Grand Island and Hastings
were hearty, and in each instance Mr.
Hughes commanded close attention.
- T1 . . 1 1 . I i 1-
i ne pariiuiariyncwciAiuicL ui;
iAArmm n( Ji Aair ivaa Iiie refer
ence to President Wilson's statement J
- of last Saturday, that trie- election or
Hughes meant maintenance of an. in-
' visible I government.. This gave the
presidential candidate a target . at
winch -to direct some of his state-
' ments. He pointed to his record as
gsvernor as evidence whether he
would be in league with any invisible
government '- ':y
On the depot platform' at ColumbusV
"four high school girjs were discussing
the national situation. One of the
quartet intimated- that if, Hughes were
elected there might be war, and she
would have to marry a cripple. The
, other girls explained the true situa
tion,, she accepted a Hughes button
and dismissed' the thought of a crip
pled husband from her mind.
Mrs. Hushes remained with her
husband at every stopping place, ac
companying him to the waiting auto
mobiles and seeminglt. never weary
ing of the part which she holds in
the campaign. -
Covers the' Issues. ' ' .
' Mr. Hughes reached Omaha some
what tired.and in poor voice. His
day was a busy one, beginning with
an address, at Hastings in which lie
assailed the-administration for the
Adamson and Underwood laws and
declared that, those who are de
claiminsr to the American oublic about
invisible government had better "re
member that when I was Ah executive
responsibility in 'the sta'te of New
York where there was no invisible
government in that state."
In his speeches tonight the nominee
again answered the' declaration that a
.(GottUnoed m Pave Two, Colnma Firs.)
The Weatlier -
, For Nebraska Fair and Colder.
Temperature mt Onu.h Yesterday.
' - Hour. . Degree.
VMSBi 1 1 -::::::
stf V -v J a. m.... ....... (9
' ConHMumtlT XjOC1 Beeord.
'' 11. ISit. 1014. Ills.
HUTheat yesterdty.... 77 l 7 47
IBJrut jr'terajr 40' SS 42 44
Mean temperature.... 02 00 04 . 40
Precipitation .........00 .20 -.00 -.02
Temperature and precipitation departures
from tbe normal at Omaha since March 1,
and oompa ed with the last twoVeara:
Normal temperature SS
Eaceai for tire day 7
Total excess since March 1 200
Normal precipitation .00 Inch
Teflc!ency for the day....... . .00 inch
Total rainfall sines aiarch 1... .14.41 Inches
Deficiency sines March 1 11.02 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 101S:. 1.11 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1014. ; .03 Inches
Reports From stations at 1 T. M.
Button and State Temp., High- Ratn
of Weather. . . 7 p. m. est. falL
Cheyenne, clear..-. 04 ' 02.H .00
Davenport, part cloudy 00 74 .00
Denver, clear.......... 02 00 .00
Des Moines, clear..... SO , 70 ' .00
Dodse City, clear 00 V 72 'iL V00
Lander, clear.. ....... 02 : 4Q .00
North Platte, clear.... 00
rueblo, - clear. ,
Rapid City, clear
Halt Lake city, olear.
Ranta Ps, clear........
Sioux City,' clear, . . , . .
-.... WSLlikl, Mstsorolos-lst.
jjjjjrjSj 10 a. ra....'..,B9
. : i I'. mV.'.'A'.""'. n
, J 4 ft m 75
5 . ' ( p. m 70
-ar. s p. m. 67
1 " 7 p. m. S4
v. im..i. ....... so
Thousands CheerWughes on Arrival;
Omaha Gives LeaderNoisy Welcome
Throng Vacks Tenth Street
' Viaduct and .Depot to
Greet and Escort
- the fatest.
ALL SORTS Of PEOPLE OUT
' Chariot. Evans Hughes, republican
candidate for president of the United
States, received a tremendously en
thusiastic and patriotic reception
when ' he arrived in Omaha late yes
terday afternoon. "Tremendously en
thusiastic" is rFght , '
Demonstrative thousands packing
the viaduct -on the street level near
the Union station cheered him as he
emerged from the . automobile en-
trance ' after threading his . wav
atter threading His
through a mass of humanity
the train shed and in the huge wait
ing room; thousands more lined the
streets as the motor carrying Mr.
Hughes and others, and a big truck
with a band, headed the long caravan
of hundreds of cars which proceeded
slowly from the- station to the Hotel
Fontenelle, where the republican can
didate's party had dinner and pre
pared for the evening meeting at the
Auditorium. , : -. : i
Thousands Waiting or Him.
Mr. and Mrs.. Hughes and thel
lhirtv eight members of the party ar
rivecj in Omaha on the Hughes' spe
cial trom r remon tsnortiy alter aa
o'clock. A receptioH' committee of in
; " ' .-;'
Hnndreds Come to See Omaha'
Distinguished Guest and .he
hotels Sendut S. 0. S.
vIany PE0MINENT VISIT0E3
' "I'm sorry folks, but we haven't got
a room lefjt in the hotel! -And we've
rented the last of the cots we placed
in the halls I No., the Ak-Sar-Ben fes
tival is over, but the reason we're so
crowded is that there art ao'nianv
visitors in Omaha who want to see
and hear Mr. Hughes." ' ' ' '
. If you hsd been 'standing hear the
desk in the lobby ot any ot the Oma
ha hotels yesterday, you would have
heard the foregoing, not once, but
manv times. . v
All of the botel sarly in the da
sold out completely, . so great was
the""rush for rooms. Most oi thef ho
tels d.'ig'' .up iUeii list.-rf-rootnttig
nouses ana other -places wnere tne
Visitors Could secure lodgings and
furnished accommodations iir ' this.
way, ; .. .-. " - : :- . .. jo
, , ' Jam Streets Early. , j
. Hughes visitors commenced to ar
rive early, every incoming train de
positing a load of humanity at the
various depot platforms, and long be
fore the eminent speaker himself ar
rived, the streets were jammed with
crowds. , ,
Hundreds' sBught tfeds in Council
.Bluffs, white others walked the
streets. .' f : k
Restaurants everywhere operated at
full speed, and at 6' o'clock Several
down-town restaurants had long lines
of hungry patrons waiting outside un
til the crowd inside had been fed and
urged outside. '
Some of Prominent. C
. Among the prominent visitors seen
around the hotels and elsewhere on
"Hughes day" were: ,
- Denny Cronin, former' member of
legislature from O'Neil; George Hill,
Winnebago; EAR. King, - Madison;
August Weiss, Madison; Henry and
Frank Holmstedt, Fullerton; Peter
Jepseny Curtis; Martin Jepsen, Curtis;
F. R. Carlisle, Norfolk; H. V. Stan
field, Kimball; "L.t J. Dunn, Lincoln;
J. D. Hull, Dunlap, la.; G. E. Ander
son, Red Oak, la.; W. L. Rose, Fuller
ton; W. S. Glover, Gordon, Neb.; P.
R. Hull, Gordon; Roy F. Clifford, El
gin; H.-C. ElwoOd, Creighton; A. A.
Sulzmer, Lincoln; R. B. - Lamphere,
Lincoln; H. E. Shaffer, Greenfield,
la.; R". S. Hill and T, C. Roll, Colum
bus; Sergeant E. P. Clements, Ord;
F. H. Brandew and . L. jjehne,
Hastings and E. J. Hainer, Lincoln.
Early yesterday afternoon automo
bile' parties from Cass, Sarpy -and
Saunders counties, were arriving, in
this city and at the garages it was
reported that there were a great many
farmer voters in the city to hear,Mr.
Hughes. . J
Crisis in Oil Plant .
Strike Expected Today
' Bayonne, N. J., Oct. 16. A crisis
in thj strike of about 11,000 workers
in the oil plants and other manufac
tories at Constable Hook was reached
today when the Tidewater Oil com
panyj opened its doors and invited the
strikers tOK return to work.
- A meeting of the 3,000 skilled work
ers who claimed theywefe forced to
join the strike against their desire
was heloV this morning, v The men
planned to march back to the plant
of the Standard Oil company in .
body in the belief that their action
would break the strike. Another
meeting of those who have taker, a
most active part in the 'Strike was
held to decide whetheryit should be
declared off. .'
Meet in Fremont;
I Fremont, Neb., Oct. 16,-With an
attendance or over 00 delegates, the
I Nebraska state convention of the Bap-
list church opened in Hemont today
fof a four days' session. A pastoral
conference and. a conference of the
Woman's Missionary society were
held today. The convention proper
the nricrhhorhonil of 400 nersons. a
large eomhuttee ot local women ani.,r
thousands ot umahans trom ailwais;
of life were among those-'ho gree ' ft4
the former associate justice or:
supreme court when he ma'' sS.
entry into the Nebraska mcf a"".'
A huge crowd had gatio- , .o e
Union station, on the ? o.'ap-
proach to street level v 1 ; venth
street long before l".::- JS-a was
scheduled to arrive:si," t .h street
from the depot to FarlV was prac
tically a solid, double-lafie of narked
cars, most of them flying American
ii : f..T V
Limousines jostled express wagons
and flivvers; begrimmed railroaders,
overalled factory hands and plain1
Iboking individuals rubbed - elbows
With fashionably-attired' women and
carefully- groomed men, all with a
common and highly anticipated desire
to catch a glimse ofjhe republican
under-Mandidate for president of the United
A Series of staccato cheers which
boomed into a .roar of approval and
welcome went ud from the thousands
Lin places of vantage when Mr. Hughes
stepped into the car ot Chairman m.
P. Dodge, jr., of the hughes' Alliance,
which carried, besides the republican
candidate, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Dodge,
Charles W. -FanUm. manager of the
special, and two secret service men.
the remainder ot the Unrty-eignt
members of the Hughes party wer
whisked into cars owned by u. W.
Wattles, Gould DieU, W. G. Ure,' W.
rarnam smitn ana other memoers oi
(Continued an Pago Two, Column Three.)
BIG AUDITORIUM IS
JAMMED BY PEOPLE
Immense Hall Packed Long Be
fore Hour for Hughes to '
Open His Address.
0BOWDS CHEEE ON STREETS,
Doors at The big municipal audi
torium were opened at 7 o'clock, but
long before that time both Fifteenth
and Howard . streets were jammed
with' people, waiting to be admitted
to the hall. As soon as the 'doors
were opened, the rush began, and
long before the hour for the speak
ing to commence the great audi
torium was packed. , - '
Other thousands lined the streets,
waiting for the distinguished visitor
to arrive from the hotel, and when
the police pushed a way for his car
through the crowd he was escorted to
thef stage door by cheering mulii-'
tt:d tlo who Jioulfl pot. gain. u-j
trance..-;. ,.... .... ,., . ,- -
Crowd Inside Inspiring.
Seats'on thestage had already been
filled by" those .who were fortunate
enough to secure tickets. f The fcom
mittee having (his in charger had
been 'besieged air day, lon after the
last of the ticlstts wete gone, by in
dividuals who sought this favor. It
was not to .be had, though, for the
stage, a the Auditorium will not hold
all, and. some had to sit ,down in
front. , s
And.those who did sit down . m
front made a wonderful sight for the
speaker, to overlook. The capacity
of the'gret hall was again tested
and whether it be 7,000 or 8,000 .that
it holds, thev were all there. FlaES
and bunting and palms decorated the.
immense room, and with the tremend
ous crowd formed a most inspiring
picture. The band kept .the people
amused until Mr. Hughes and his
party arrived, and then the music was
drowned by the huge roar of welcome
that went up fromthe crowd.
Welcome Never More Hearty.
' No visitor to Omaha ever received
a more spontaneous nor heartydem
onstration in greeting than was ac
corded Mr. Hughes. Every form of
vocal approval, and encouragement
was brought into play,' and the can
didate was made to know he was
among friends.-when he came to the
front of the stage with, his escort, to
begin his closing, talk of his tour
through Nebraska. . - -
Rocl$ Island Train
Derailed and Dozen
Cars foe Piled Up
Fairbury, Neb., Oct 16. (Special
Telegram.) Fast east bound freight
No. 94 on the Rock Island, en'.route
toCouncil Bluffs, la was derailed in
the DeWitt yards and, thirteen cars
of fruit, bullion, grain, etc., scattered
over the ." tracks. - Engineer Ftjd
Chase ;and Conductor F. H. Stafford
of this dty were in charge of the
train at the time of the accident.
It is asserted the train was travel
ing at twenty-five miles an hour. The
accident happened at the bottom of
a long grade, down Into the Big Blue
valley , at DeWitt. The main line
of the Rock Island was completely
blocked for twelve hours and it was
necessary to clear up the house track
and slowly move all -passenger and
freight trains by the wrecked cars.
. Division 1 Superintendent H. E.
Allen hastofied,from this potn to De
Witt and took personal charge of the
wrecked train.. Nonexjf the crew was
injured. The thirteen cars . were
completely ( demolished. It will take
a special crew of car men several
days to clear away the wreckage.
An investigation will be held by
operating officials at this point, to
asurtain the cause of this delail-
Wilson Sends Greetings to ? V
The Philippine Legislature
' Washington, Oct.' 16. President
Wilson and Secretary of War Baker
tcday cabled Governor General Har
bison of the Philippines asking him
to convey their greetings to the Fil
ipino people on the occasion of the
convening ot the first rhihppine leg
islature, composed entirely of natives.
"DADDY" OF ALL SUBMARINES TO BE PRESERVED AS A RELIC Here is the original
submarine, named the Holland 9, after its inventor, John P. Holland, photographed juit be
fore being cut into section to be shipped from Philadelphia to New York, where it will be
permanently on exhibition at the Museum of Peaceful Arts in New York.
. As .-',7 . J
Hughes Much Impressed as He Vie ws
He Becalls His Boyhood Days,
Which Were Largely Spent
; On the Farm of His
FAEMEBS NOT CONSULTED
Bv EDWARD BLACK.
'Hastings, .Neb., Oct, 16. .(Special
Telegram.) In his address before a
large crowd at this place, Mr. Hughes
placed stress upon his answer to
President . Wilson's reference to in
visible government jn event of the
election of Hughes. He was forceful
in his declaration that no invisible
government existed during his ad
ministration as governor, and none
wouia extst under his presidential ad
ministration. ' This statement, deliv
ered with all the force of his being,
impressed a crowd estimate conser
vatively at 6,000.
C. J. Miles, former mayor, intro
duced the speakers referring to -his
vision and high ideals. A platfotm
had been erected a short distance
from the depot A bouquet of roses
wis presented to Mrs. Hughes, who
sat at the side of Mr. Miles during
the address. ' , v
Remembers His Trip. , " ' '
'Hughes referred .to Hastings as a
bright spotin his memory.1 "As I
came across the state this morning,
looking out on these wonderful fields,
f was thinking of the life of the
farmer,,, I remember that when i Was
a boy my i aunng -tne -summer
days was largely spent on my grand
father's farm," said Mr. Hughes.-1,
Mr. Hughes 'commanded- close at
tention when he continued as follows
HUGHES' TRAIN HELD
' FOR HAND SHAKING
Meeting with Splendid Eecep,
tion' On His Second Day's .
- Trip "Over the State.
TRAIN ON SCHEDULE TIME
By' EDWARD BLACK.
Grand Island, Neb., Oct 16. (Spe
cial v Telegram.) Mr, and Mrs.
Hughes started their second day of
the Nebraska itinerary, in good spir
its following Sunday's rest.
The train was held ten minutes at
Hastings after the address of Mr.
Hughes to permit many to shake
hands with the candidate. Mrs.'
k Hughes was pleased with attentions
pt women at Hastings.
A stop was made at Harvard to
pefrnil John L.-Kennedy to leave the
party, and to proceed on his tour. The
train is arriving at each point exactly
on scheduled time. '
- Added interest in the stop at Grand
Island was due to Hall county's plur
ality for Hughes at the presidential
primary. - '
.. " -
Na Submarine Seen '
By Hoist Wbile Oil
' The Voyage Home
Net York, Oct. 16.' In a wireless
message from the Danish steamship
Hellig Olav, received here today by
agents of the Scandinavian-American
line, Captain Hoist, master of the
ship, 'stated "tjiat no submarine had
been sighted during the voyage so
far. His message, dated .8 a. m.
Sunday, read: - ' ,
' "Have not seen"" any submarine.
Nothing true in the story."
Observers aboard the White Star
lino steamship, Bovic, on the steam
er's arrival here Saturday, reported
they had seen the periscope of a sub'
marine Friday morning when about
200 miles out and tlu t the submarine
was apparently in pursuit of the fiel
lig Olav, eastward bound. Represen
tatives1 of the Scandinavian-American
line here sent a wireless message to
Captain Hoist of the Hellig Olav, ad
vising him of the report and asking
for details. ,
Hughes Will Come 1
. Back to West Agaia
New-York, Oct. to. William R.
Willcox, chairman of the republican
national Commitcee, announce'd to
day that Charles E. Hughes would
probably make another presidential
campaign journey into the - middle
west after the close of his present
tour. While the new trip is expected
to take the candidate into Indiana
and Ohio,, the itinerary has not! yet
been arranged. 1 '
4 s x x
Farms of Nebraska
concerning the recent passage of the
Adamson law: V. "- - -
. "Now there was a great protest on
-Behalf of farmers they were not rep
resented ,in this discussion, it you can
call it su'chi they were not represent
ed in this surrender, they were on the
outside with others of the public. I
have here a
copy t)f the telegram
which was sent
tir tne president ty
Mf H. Jf. Pope, the president of the
state rarmers union ot lexas, which
put very briefly the flemand of the
farmeVs with respect to this matter,
. Grand Island, Neb, Oct. 16. (Spe
union of Texas, which
cial Telegram.) Hall county, took a
day off W greet. Hughes. County
Chairman Max Egge, S. R. Barton,
A. E. Cady, jr., and Monte Jarvis led
the parade to Liederkrani hall, which
was filled long before the arrival, of
'he party. Thousands- greeted Mr
and Mrs. Hughes along the) line of
march. - Delegations frojn Central
City came on special trains.' 'he
Young Men's Republican club was
led by President Cady. Flags, ban
ners and bands gave a' real holiday
appearance Many clamored for ad
mittance to the hall, but the room
rilled early. ' Mr. Hughes was intro
duced by County ' Chairman Egge.
Charlotte Abbott and Peggy Whit
more, tiny girls, presented Mr.
Hughes a bouquet . of roses amid
wild applause. : --....
. Mr. Hu.hes was- in company of
many friends when he expressed him-
Lself on the tariff. He raised the roof
of old Liederkrani lull when he said
'.V-.f n11 -l.n- Id -.L.tfBAP.tfn ftur-l
illL. llll Mflll-Saoi; VJI 4U1.VI-
ka to do is, to stand firm and thus win
respechof all the world. - V
, "We are a. powerful and peaceful
nation brought another outburst ;
Changes Proposed in Marriage
Ceremony by Part of Ipis-'
cob-1 Committee. 1 ; ,
SUBMITTED TO DEPUTIES
St. Louis, Oct. 16. Elimination of
the word("o;be'y" in the promise of, the
woman in the mjrriage service was
recommended jn a minority report of
the joint committee, submitted to the
house of deputies, of the Protestant
Episcopal general convention here to
day. . i
The house of, deputies referred back
to the committee on prayer book all
proposed' changes In the marriage
ceremony, in the catedhisift and in the
institution of clergymen.
These matters cannot come before
the general committee again tor three
. Phraseology Changed.
The minority report recommended
that the present injunction. "Wilt
thou obey him and serve him?" be
changed to "Wilt thou love him, com
fort him, honor and keep him. jia
sickness and in health; andj forsaking
all others, keep thee only unto him
jo long as ye shall live?
The minority report suggested also
the omission of the words, "and with
all hiy" worldy goods I thee- endow,"
in the service. An argument ad
vanced was that the expression "en
dow" is a relic of old English law,1
under which the dower rights-of wom
en were guaranteed, and today the
question involved is, a civil one, to be
taken for granted.
Cut Out Isaac and Rebecca.
It also was proposed to expunge
the expression, as Isaac and Rebecca
uvea taithlully together, etc., and
merely say, "living . faithfully to
gether." 'Many regard the teference to those
Biblical- personages as out of date,
others declare that there is no reason
why Isaac and his wife should' be re
garded as models, when there were
many other' husbands and wives
equally faithful. (.'' '
"Both tjie majority and the minority
reports were presented to the house
by the Rev Edward L. Parsons of
Berkeley, Cal. Numerous .changes
were suggested in the majority re
oort Among them were the short
ening of the ten commandments as
read in the communion services; the
elimination of a specific prayer for
Jews and Turks, it being argued that
the present prayer for Jews and Turks
in ..connection with infidels, is dure
spectful and inaccurate, "because it
is clear. MohairnHcdaus is meant in
stead of Turks.!' :',- . ,
- "Damnation" iDoesn't Stand.
A proposal substituting the word,
"condemnation" for, "damnation" in
the epistle for the fourth Sunday after
. i; 1
tCoBtinseit on Face Tw, Column Two.)
Teutons Attack Schwaben P.e-
doubt, but Are Driven
i Back wi!h Big Loss. '
E0UMAN1AKS IN BETBEAT
London, Oct," 16. The ' Germans
last nighnfde a heavy attack on the
newly won positions of the British in
the vicinity of Schwaben redoubt, on
the Somme front. Tjht war office an
nounced today that the Germans were
repulsed, with '. heavy losses. The
statement reads: 1
"There has 'been ; heavy : hostile
shelling south of the Ancrc An im-
paa-antattack near the Schwaben re
doubt was repulsed with heavy enemy
losses." - v' ;,,-"S '.': '."..'. '"
After the British got the first half
of the redoubt the Germans made
counter attacks Jo recover possession
of it and for the last week there had
been no cessation of the fighting.
Now the British look down all along'
the valley to tirandecourt and it is
impossible apparently for'-the Ger
mans to. maintain batteries in that
area.' '". - , . : ;(..;.
Come and Go Like Wood Chucks.
. Between the new British positions
and the river along the old front line
fortifications German infantry; com
manpea- By . urinsri gnn.1ronX, Jw
sidaf, still stick to .Their .- mate h'
trenches, going and coming like wood
chucks through . their underground
galleries. A Uerman -prisoner re-;
ports that in this neighborhood there
is a record site dugout capable of
noramg ,3uu men. u -,
"They do hate to leave their happy
homes, which they have been two
years: building," said a British sol
dier." - .,' -. . t .-' ., j,
: Roumanians Lose Heavily. " '
Berlin, Oct. 16. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) "The Roumanian second
army in its retreat in Transylvania
lost approximately J two divisions,"
says the Overseas News agency. ' The
Roumanian first army and the larger
part of the second army have been
virtually annihilated. .'..'
"When the successful attack was
made cur the first army at Hrmann
stadt by the Austro-German troops
the Roumanians planned to send the
skcond army to its assistanse. .This
plan was learned from reports of avi
ators. ' The second army advanced
too far to the west and was forced to
retreat in haste. Its .retreat hrrimr
a panicky (light. October 13 isolated
detachments were stillvemg round
ed up. Captured officers aav the
army was completely disorganized. It
would nave Deen annihilated if Rou
manian forces bad not bten hurried
in through the Torsburger and Pre
dial passes. .1 t v .: , . '
"Transylvania today is clear of the
Roumanians except for small sections
near the boVder. At the same time
the Roumanians' hope of obtaining
assistance from the people of Tran
sylvania have been frustrated, The
entire ' Transylvania population and
the better Roumanian element feel
they have been delivered from a
nightmare, as the Roumanians have
been expelled after a short reign of
Action on Struma Front
London, Oct. 16. British forces on
the Struma front in Macedonia are
active on the left flank of their tin
east of the river and have pushed their
uuiJusia iuiincr-iiuUicsi in inc ulr
rection of Demir-Hissar,' according to
toaays oniciai announcement ot the
operations, of the Salonika army. The
village of'Bursuk, eightmiles south
west of Demir-Hissar, has been en
tered by British patrols, who drove
back Bulgarian detachments. ,
British and Italian ;
' Warships Battle
Berlin. Oct. 16. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Av British and an Italian
warship, in consequence of a fog,
collided In the Messina channel (be
tween the mainland of Italy and the
island of Sicily)," Amsterdam reports
say, "says an item givep out by the
Overseas News agegcy. The ships
shelled each other and one was) dam
aged heavily, 'A British , amored
cruiser was towtd to Naples. Details
are yet unavailable. -'
Germans Shoot Down 74
-Aeroplanes During September
Berlin, Oct. 16. Seventy-four hos
tile aeroplanes,, of Which twenty-one
were rrencn ana nity-tnree British,
were shot down by the Germans dur
ing September, according to a list
compiled by the German military au
thorities, says an Overseas News
. IN RATE FIGHT
Nebraska State Railway Com
mission Loses First Bound
of .Battle to Sustain Now -
Vamnna 'OrHnr No. 10' V
INJUNCTION IS GRANTED
federal Court Allows Boads ttt
Temporarily Maintain Higher
' : Schedule of Charges. .
SOME PROVISIONS MADE
Another point in Nebraska's noted, ,
freight rate case was decided in favor .
of the railroads in operation in this
state late -yesterday afternoon, when,
in the United States district court for r
the Omaha division, Federal Judges
J. V. Woodrough, Walter I. Smith
and James D. Elliott of Sioux Falls, -issued
an injunction, which, in effect,
will permit the carriers to maintain,
temporarily, at least, a schedule of
rates promulgated July 3 by theinter- ..
State Commerce commission.
These fates are much in excess of
those ordered in force by the State
Railway commission in its now fa
mous "Order No. 19," the bone of
contention in litigation which, began
two years ago andSvhich promises to
continue some time.
Argumepts on behalf of both the
railway and State Railway commis
sion were auoniiitea to ine court yes- -terday
morning' and after three hours
of deliberation yesterday, afternoon,
the judgesi issued the inunction. The
point involved in the proceedings"
dates back to the. issuance of Order
Noi 19, which granted material reduc
tions in freight rates in this state and
which later caused shippers of Coun
cil Bluffs, Sioux City, Kansas City,
St' Joseph-, and other "east , bauk
towns" to institute before the Inter
state Commerce commission an ac
tion to have the rates held aiscrim-l
inatory... v-----; - , .;r . "
- State Jtt Restrained.
- In deciding the case in favor of the
shippers the commission issued what
it contended to be a reasonable sched
ule of tariffs to4e charged by the rail
ways. Subsequently the railway com-
panies filed suit ,to restrain the State
Railway commission from taking any
action to prevent the petitioners from
complying with the order of the Interstate-
Commerce commission, and
also to restrain the state commission
arid state attorney general from '
bringing any action agaitrst-the peti
tkmers based- upon their failure to
comply wH Order No. 19, This is the -action
which was temporarily decided
yesterday. The case will come up
again, at a hearing to be held later1 to ,
determine "-whether or not , the in
junctioivshall be made permanent
' " Provisions Are Made. s.
'. Certain provisions were made by
the judges in the order. AmonsTthese .
are thai. the rates promulgated by the
Interstate ,Xommerce commissicm '
from, "east bank cities" to points in
Nebraska be maintained Until the case'
is permanently settled and that the
railways keep their books Open so as ;
to show how much has been collected -in
'freight rates in excess of those pro
vided in Order No. 19, this fundt to be
held in trus until the termination of
the action. It is also provided that i
the railways shall be liable to persons
for any amount paid) in -excess of
those provided in Order No. 19 if the -injunction
is held to have been im
properly ganted. In adtKtion , the
various Companies are required to'fur
nish bonds of $50,000 each to insure
the. payment of any damages any
shipper may suffer.
, ' -; State, Has Protests.
At first the Interstate Commerce
commission set' September 25, 1916, as .
the date on which the schedule of
rates should go into effect, but sub
sequently it ordered that the rates go
into- effect October 25. ; It was contended-by
Attorney General -Willis E.
Reed that since that time numerous
protests have been filed against the
propostd rates and that these pro
tests cannot be passed upon prior to '
October 25.' He argued that until the
protests are passed upon the schedule .
of rates filed by the petitioners is in
operative and may not become the
tariff of rates allowed. '
No date for a final hearing on the
injunction was fixed, but it is ex
pected that it will be at an early date.
At this hearing the merits of the case '
will be argued- and it will be de
termined whether or not the injunc
tion shall be made permanent.
Figures Which ,
Speak Volumes .
T PAID Want-Ads in
- The Bee last week .
than same period
last year. '.v--,. ,
PAID Want-Ads in : .
. The Bee first nine
months of 1916-
than in same per-'-
iod last year. w.;
An average gain of over
1000 PAID ADS per week.
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reater Gaiaa '
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