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he Omaha Sunday Bee
. PART ONE
Pages 1 to 16.
. VOL. XLVI NO. 21.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1916 FIVE SECTIONS FORTY-SIX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Republican Candidate Invades
Downtown Part of Metrop
olis, Making Five Ad
dresses to People.
SAME MAN AS YEARS AGO
Republican Nominee Says That
Rights Cease to Be Rights
if Not Enforced.
DEMO PROMISES UNKEPT
New York, Nov. 4. Charles E.
Hughes, republican candidate for the.
presidency, invading the downtown
business section of New York dur
ing today,' made five speeches, in
which he attacked the Wilson admin
istration, declared for the mainte
nance of American rights throughout
the world and asserted he was "op
posed to treating the American busi
ness man as a suspicious character."
Large crowds of business men and
women on their way to and from
luncheon today cheered Mr. Hughes
at every stop.
Mr. Hughes declared he did not
want anybody to talk to him about
class antagonism in this country,
"who does all in his power to stimu
late class antagonism."
"We'll all prosper together," he
added, "or we won't prosper, at all."
Mr. Hughes expressed himself as
confident of being elected and said
that he did not propose to deal with
the international situation in an "aca
Enemy of Privilege.
"I came into public life," declared
Mr. Hughes-, "as the enemy of abuses
and special privileges. I am just the
same man today as when I was gov
ernor of New York."
Mr. Hughes rested at his hotel this
afternoon before reviewing the pa
rade which will precede the big mass
meeting tonight at Madison Square
Garden, where he will make the clos
ing speech of his campaign.
"Does any one tell us that Ameri'
cans need not fear the competition
which wilt ensue when the iwar
closes.' Mr. tiugnes asked. buch
suggestion must be deemed appro'
priate only when associated with
those who are unintelligent or have
failed to carefully observe the trend
"What are we going' fo do about
it? What do our opponents say?
Why they said, let us be efficient and
alert and skillful. We must be effi
cient and alert and skillful; we must
greatly improve in every direction,
but we cannot, in many of our in
dustries, hope to compete unless our
labor is either protected or the wages
ot American labor are reduced.
What Confronts America.
"That is the proposition before
the American working man; before
the American business man; before
the young man of America. It takes
not only America alert, efficient
and skillf lik and American resource
ful to develop American prosperity.
it taKes sound governmental poli
cies. , '
"We have, got to have a condition
in this country where industry is not
dependent upon war orders. You can
see today, all through the land, the
men who will be laid off from our
shops and factories at the close of
"I want to see wholesome condi
tions in our industry. In a word I
want to have a basis for honest en
terprise, for prosperity conserved by
solemn governmental policies and the
American name honored throughout
the world." ,
New York, Nov. 4. Jerome D.
Greene has resigned as secretary of
thff Rockefeller Foundation, it was
learned here today. He announced
his purpose to withdraw, it was stated
authoritatively at the last meeting of
the board of trustees and his resigna
tion is to take effect "at his own
No authorization" was available from
the foundation officials as to Mr.
Greene's resignation. It was said it
was voluntarily and that an explana
tion might come from hiirl. He is in
Washington, it is understood.
It was definitely stated that Mr.
Greene's withdrawal did not carry
with it a retirement from other Rock
efeller business and philanthropic in
terests. The Weather
Fur Nebraska Fair.
Temuerature at Oman Yeiiterdar.
6 a. m 47
a. m 47
w n. in . . r4
10 a. m bs
11 a. m 62
12 in 66
1 P- m 68
2 p. m 70
3 p. m, 71
4 p. m' 70
6 p. m 67
6 p. m 64
7 p. m." 62
Comparative Local Record.
1916. 1913. 1914. 1113.
HighPit yesterday ... 71 64 62 6 ft
Lowest-yesterday .... 46 45 46 29
Mean temperature ... 58 54 54 44
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the norma: . .
Normal temperature 43
Kxrefw for the day 1G
Total excess since March 1 290
Normal preripltatlon 05 Inch
luflclenry for the day 06 Inch
Total rainfall ulnr Mnrr:h 1 1 5.34 inche
Peflrlenry Hlnco March 1 12, 15 Inches
deficiency cor. period, UtiT 2.2ft Inches
iMllcittncy cor. ucrlod, 1914 3.08 Inchea
1 A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
The Danes- Come Back
Omaha, Nov. 4. To the Editor
of The Bee: We notice in the
World-Herald that Sophus F.
Neble is out with a statement to
the effect that the 1.400 voters in
11 Douglas county of Danish birth are
going to vote tor Mr. Hitchcock.
Mr. Neble is hopeful but prone
to overestimate. The Danes are
two-thirds republican and only a
small per cent of the total sub
scribe to Mr. Neble's paper. How,
under these circumstances, is he
going to deliver?
Mr. Neble ridicules a letter sent
out by some Danish-born vqtrfo
including the undersigned, fava
. Kertnedv'3 fiat90?
signed by only six people. We w
to say that we did not seek sigv
tures at all, nor did we circulate the
letter. But we will say that none
of the six of us has any children or
other relatives who will clamor for
state appointments after election.
S. A. CORNEER,
Letters Using Names of Lead
ers Without Authority
MINCE NO WORDS ON THEM
Indignation exceeding that housed
by any of the campaign tricks of
the Hitchcock crowd to influence
voters in his behalf is manifest over
the letters sent to Swedish voters and
purporting to, contain the endorse
ment of leading Swedish men of Ne
braska for Hitchcock.
Here is what Rev. A. T. Seashore
of Wahoo, president of Luther col
lege, has to say of the fraud:
Branded as Thieves.
"Luther College, Wahoo, Neb.,
Nov. 4. To the Editor of The Bee:
I find that a certain American Inde
pendence Conference, with headquar
ters at Chicago, has .been using my
name on its letter-heads as a mem
ber of the conference, and this for
the intent and purpose to give color
and endorsement to their nefarious
acts, especially for the endorsement
"The fact is I do not know any
thing about this alleged conference.
Never,, until yesterday, did I know
the name. I do not belong, nor have
I endorsgd Hitchcock. I resent the
thoughfof having the names of rep
resentative men stolen and used for
endorsement of acts for which we
never would stand. A conterence
that Will do that and a candidate
that accepts that deserves no credit.
"Since this letter was written in
the Swedish language and widely cir
culated among our people (I have
received two copies) in the eleventh
hour, I wish in this way to disclaim
any connection with said point; Hav
ing stolen my name,' I brand them
"I am elad to sav that our people
are well informed and will not be led I
astray so easily, few, it any, ot tne
Swedish people will vote for Hitch
cock this fall. This I conclude from
what, I have heard while I have vis
ited ill our Swedish settlements this
fall and mingled with! the leading
men. But the letter is Receiving and
puts our people, our institution, which
I represent, and myself in a 'bad
light. I do hope that all our people
who may read this will hasten to set
our people wise before election. Yours
for righteousness. A.T. SEASHORE."
"A Dirty Hitchcock Deal."
The following" letter with caption
attached by the writer shows how he
viws the matter:
"Wausa, Neb., Nov. 3. Editor,
Omaha Daily Bee: Perhaps the dirti
est deal of the present campaign was
the sending out over (he mails to the
Swedish speaking voters in Nebraska
a circular letter in Swedish, warmly
endorsing the candidacy of Senator
Hitchcock, which letter is printed on
a letter head bearing the heading, The
American Independence Conference,
and is signed, in print, by said "con
ference," with a postscript added bear
ing the signature of a supposed doctor
in New York City. The letter head
also carries the names of a number
of Swedish speaking ministers of this
state, among them being Rev. A. T.
Seashore, president of Luther college,
Wahoo, Neb. As Rev. Seashore was
known to have publicly endorsed Mr.
Kennedy he was called up over the
telephone and asked to explain him
self. Seashore was dumb-founded at
the audacious liberty taken with his
name. He declared he was not a
member of any such "conference,"
that he didn't even know of any as
sociation by that name and he didn't
believe there was any such. He char
acterized the deal as, "the devil turned
loose barefooted in broad daylight.
The letter is dated November 2, and
mailed at the Omaha postoffice
November 2, but is supposed to have
been in New York to get the signature
of a Dr. Johannes Hoving. The head
quarters ot .the conterence is sup
posed to be in Chicago. Yours truly,
"J, E. BAGGSTROM."
Lack of Brainwork
is Cause of the
High price of coal is the result of
democratic folly and ignorance.
Charles A. Westerfield, coal dealer,
not only believes this but proves it.
"We are paying $4.50 for Illinois
coal, the Same brand that we bought
last year for $175. And the mines
in Illinois are only working one
day a week. Why is this condition?
Because of the shortage of cars. And
why is there a shortage of cars? Be
cause the fool policy of the demo
crats allow them to be used for stor
age. Back iu the cast, there are thou
sands of cars laden with grain for ex
port. The railroads have charged
no demurrage rates on stuff awaiting
export. But some of those cars have
been standing there for nine months,
helping to paralyze shipping facilities
in the west and other parts of the
OF VILLA CREW
Carranza Soldiers Unspeakably
Mutilated by Bandits and
Women -,5treated, it
1 V-H VoUTOR KILLED
Victims Choose Death When
Told to Accept That or
Lose Their Ears.
CHINESE AND ARABS SLAIN
Chihuahua City, Nov. 4. (Via El
Paso Junction.) Dr. Fisher, an
American physician living at Santa
Rosalia, was killed by the Villa nan
dits under General Raudelio Uribe,
according to the statement of a Mexr
can refugee who arrived here from
Santa Rosalia late today. Dr. hisher
was one of the few Americans known
to have been in Santa Rosalia at the
time the Villa bandits captured the
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 4. General
Funston received a report from Gen
eral Pershing today on the recent en
gagement at Santa Ana between 110
cowboys doing guard duty on the
Babricora and Namiquipa ranches
and a band of about titty Villa sol
diers. The report said several of the
bandits we're killed, in addition to
those taken prisoner and turned over
to the Carranza military authorities
Execute Chinese and Arabs.
Chihuahua City, Mexico, Nov. 4.
Villa mandits m the command of Gen
eral Baudelio Uribe executed a num
ber of Chinese and Arab residents of
Santa- Rosalia on October 26, refu
gees arriving from Santa Rosalia
overland 'reported here. General
Uribe in a speech declared after the
capture of the town, accused foreign
ers of being enemies of Villa's cause
and then ordered the summary exe
cutions of the Chinese and Arab resi
dents, the refugees added.
It is not known whether foreigners
of other nationalities were excepted.
After capturing the town,' General
Uribe gave all prisoners the choice of
having their ears severed from their
heads or of being executed, the refu
gees stated. Many of the prisoners
are said by these refugees are said to
have accepted death rather than life
The town was then looted, the
refugees reported, and the women
camp followers of the Carranza troops
there were mistreated by the bandits,
according to eyewitnesses who arrived
They reported Uribe's command had
moved south toward Jimenez and
1 Captured by Villa.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 4. Government
agents here received what they ciaim
to be reliable information today .that
Sant Rosalia, Parral and Jimine have
been taken by Villa bandits. It is
not known whether these towns were
held by the bandits after their cap
ture. American mining men also re
ceived what they claim as additional
confirmation today of the report that
Parral was taken on Tuesday.
The government airents claim in
have reports showing that General
i-uis nerrera moved out of Par he
fore the approach of the Villa ban
dits and retired to San Francisco Del
uro, m the mountains near Parral. It
is neneved bv state denartment nff .
cials that the Americans in Parral
accompanied ths columin.
An employe .of the Parral Minim?
company arrived nere today by way
ui lurrcon. jviexico. and Kac p Hacc
Tex., and said Parral was in the hands
of the Carranza forces when he left
there on October 27. He said he had
talked with Carranza soldiers at
Jimenez, who had had their ears cut
off by Villa bandits at Santa Rosalia.
The mining man added that the Car
ranza soldiers reported that the ban
dits had unspeakably mutilated at
least ten ot the Carranza soldiers at
Woman Asks Ten
Thousand for Slander
Making allegations that Edward
Argamian intended to injure her good
name by accusing her of having
given iaise lesnmony at a Bankruptcy
hearing in federal court, Bessie Ad
lcr, 2201 Burdctte street, has filed a
petition for $10,000 damages for slan
der. M iss Adler is a bookkeeper. It is
suited in the petition that Argamian
made the alleged slanderous remarks
in the presence of her father, Jacob
Adler, and several other persons on
High Price of Coal
country. If'a republican administra
tion were in power, you can bet that
the Interstate Commerce commission
or the Railway commission would
slap a demurrage charge upon those
idle cars and you can also wager that
those cars would be promptly un
loaded, even if storage sheds had to
be specially built for the receipt of
their contents. The railroads now
aren't allowed to levy demurrage rates
on export goods and, under the brain
less democrats' administration, the
cars stand still when the whole
country, especially the west, wants
them to move.
"I was talking with the agent of
the Northwestern railroad today and
he told me that out of 5,000 cars
owned by the road, only 1,800
were available. He said that. 3.200
were tied up in the east, just laden
vvivii export goods."
. ' 9 Jm UM'Htf; l ll i v
TSr wiv I Jibs
Do not overlook the fact that Nebraska needs Hughes
more than Hughes needs Nebraska.
Nebraska's eight electoral votes are of small significant
compared with the electoral votes of the big states, but the
reputation of, Nebraska as a state in line with the forward
looking sections of the country means a great deal more to us
than appears on the surface. A
' The republican party is the party of energy, enterprise
and progress, built on the keystone arch of New England,
New York, Pennsylvania and the states carved out of the old
Northwest Territory and the Louisiana Purchase north of the
Mason and Dixon line, while the democratic part is controlled
by the bourbonism of the solid south and made up of the most
backward, the most illiterate, the most reactionary, the least
democratic elements of 6ur population,
The republican states are the states that do the vast bulk
of the country's business, the states that are accumulating
the big end of the nation's industrial capital, the states that
are developing and utilizing their natural resources, the
states that are leading in social justice reforms and in legis
lation and Dublic activities for uolifhtine the mass of neoDle.
whilo rho unnrhern ntntea are
back, in all these vital things. ;
In giving its electoral vote to the democratic candidate
for president the last two times Nebraska has failed to appre
ciate the value of being ranked as a republican state or the
detriment it suffers by being placed in the nondescript class
along with states like Mississippi, Arkansas and the Caro
Nebraska can and should redeem itself and strengthen
its position at home and abroad by wheeling back this year
into the republican column where it rightfully belongs.
ON EAST FRONTIER
Neither Side Appears to Have
Made Extensive Gains in
Galicia or Roumania.
FRENCH ARENA IS QUIET
London, Nov. 4. Heavy fighting
continues on the battlefields of Gali
cia and along the Roumanian fron
tier without pronounced gains for
either side. In northern France the
night was quiet along the French
Berlin announces French and Brit
ish attacks in the Gueudccourt Les
Boeufes and Courcelette sectors north
of the Somme which were repulsed.
The Austro-German forces have
made little additional progress in their
campaign against Roumania. Berlin
announces the capture of
southwest of l'redcal which the Rou-
manians had taken November 2, but
concedes the occupation by Rouma
nian troops of Rosea height, south
east of Altschatu. l'etrograd reports
the advance of the Roumanians in the
On the Russian front the Teutonic
armies under Prince Leopold of Ba
varia have taken some little additional
ground from the Russians on the Na
Rayuvka southeast of Lembcrg in Ga
licia, Berlin announces.
Entombed in Mine
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 4. Eight
een negroes and nine white men en
tombed in the Bessie mines of the
Slo8S-Sheffield Steel and Iron com
pany, twenty miles west ot here, are
believed to have lost their lives early
today by an explosion, said to have
been caused by gas. Rescue crews
from state mine bureaus are at work
trying to reach the men. Two.whitc
men and three negroes escaped in
jury by working their way through
the debris which the blast caused in
The Problem of Domestic Economy
wn&z are we jrowq
. ..."I .if
we nduc i our jiu
years of Wilson
Self - Interest.
Inffffinc if not. nrtimllv niillinar-
Bryan Eaps Senator
And Praises Wilson
In a thinly veiled reference to Sena
tor Hitchcock in the South Side last
night, William Jennings Bryan said
that all honest democrats would re
sent the attempt to foist the liquor
issue upon the party program in this
"Of nineteen prohibition states, the
democrats have been the power be
hind the anti-liquor drive in ten. Jt
is wrong to try to associate the 'wet'
issue with the idealistic or even prac
tical program of the democratic
Colonel Bryan pleaded for the re
election of President Wilson and cited
the progressive legislation which had
been achieved under his direction.
"Wilson was right in his refusal to
recognize Hucrta," said the speaker.
"It would be a gross betrayal of the
fundamental principles of our govern
ment to recognize in any country
the theory of government by assassin
ation." Mr. Bryan recommended the re
election of Coiisrressman Lnberk. His
entire speech consumed but twenty
minutes. A large crowd greeted him.
Antelope County Starts Plan
to Give Early Election Returns
J. T. Fletcher, chairman of the re
publican committee, and Arthur T.
Galloway, chairman of the democratic
committee of Antelope county, have
united in an effort to get early re
turns from the election of Tuesday.
Their plan is a simple one and can
well be copied by every county in the
state, to the end that the result in Ne
braska will be known earlier than
Messrs. Fletcher and Galloway
have united in a circular note to elec
tion hoards and precinct committee
men suggesting that the votes be
counted ill a specified order, and that
as soon as the count is completed on
any group the result be telephoned at
once to headquarters at Neligh. By
following this plan the Antelope
county boosters hope to have their
figures in ahead of any other county
in the state.
The order selected for counting is:
NEW SEA POLICY
Neutral Cargoes that Might Be
Taken Into Kirkwall Will
Be Destroyedi '
TOT DEMAND GUARANTEES
London, Nov. 4. A 'special dispatch
from Amsterdam features a statement
of the Berlin Kraut Zeitung to the
tffect that Germany has decided to
make (he safety of neutral ship car
rying neutral cargoes dependent upon
guarantees that no part of such car
goes shall be landed, whether through
British compulsion or not at any Brit
Such guarantees, according to the
Kreuz Zeitung, can consist only ' in
formal undertakings by Great Brit
ain, and such an undertaking will be
recognize tire involability of neu
tral ships. "'. '
This is taken to mean that In event
of any neutral cargo or part thereof
being landed in England the German
government immediately will cease to
recognize the inviolability of neu
tral. The Berlin paper implies that the
case of the Dutch freighter Bloom
ersdijk, which was sunk by a Ger
man submarine off Nantucket on Oc
tober 8, will be argued along these
lines, and it Will be contended since
the immediate destination of the ves
sel was Kirkwall, there was no guar
antee that the whole cargo, would
The British press also infers from
a Berlin dispatch, summarized in the
Keolnische Zeitung, that Germany
proposes to sink all neutral ships,
whether bearing neutral caraoes or
otherwise, unless Great Britain con
sents to abandon their right to com
pel discharge at Kirkwall of any part
of a neutral cargo suspected of hav
ing an enemy destination.
Rumor of Attempt to
Soman Candle Blows
New York, Nov. 4. A renort that
an attempt had been made to assassi
nate Charles b. Hughes with a bomb
as he was leading a republican pa
rade here early tonight caused much
excitement until it was learned that
the explosion which had been heard
resulted from the Dremattire dis
charge of a romau candle. The man
who held the candle was slightly
burned, but no one else was hurt.
First, prohibitory amendment; sec
ond, vote on .president; then follow
in order United States senator, gov
ernor, congressman, county officers.
If this plan were followed in each
voting precinct in Nebraska the def
inite result could be announced before
daylight on Wednesday morning. The
plan is legal, it costs no more and
takes no more time than the hap
hazard way of counting that so fre
quently delays the announcement of
the final outcome of the election. Co
operation by the returning boards and
the precinct committeemen can make
this a fact as well as a dream.
Adams county has already an
nounced it expects to be the first
county in, just as it stands at the
head of the alphabetical order," but
Antelope proposes to win the guer
don. The lists are open to all, and a
little healthy rivalry among the coun
ties for this distinction will help a lot.
Go to it, everybody.
COLLIDE IN IRISH
SEA; 100 DROWN
Railroad Passenger Ship Con
nemara and Coal Ship
Retriever Go to the
BUT ONE KNOWN SURVIVOR
Officer Unable to Say Whether
There Were Any Americans
Aboard Either Ship.
FEW BODIES COME ASHORE
Belfast, Nov. 4. The loss of life In
the disaster to the steamers Re
triever and Connemara aggregates
ninety-two. Only two persons are
known to have been saved.
The crew of the Retriever num
bered thirteen, one of whom and also
one passenger from the Connemara
were saved. The two vessels lie I
fiartly submerged within sight of
and. Heavy seas are breaking over
London, Nov. 4. In one. of the
worst gales ever known in the Irish
Sea the British steamship Connemara,
with passengers and a cargo of cat-
tie from Greenore, Ireland, for Holy
head, Wales,1 collided last night just
outside the Carlingford bar with the
British steamship Retriever, laden
with coal. Both vessels sank immedi
alcly with an estimated loss of life
of about 100.
Of the fifty passengers and crew of t
thirty-one aboard the Connemara
there is only one suFvivor,. It is vir
tually certain there were no Ameri
cans on board. The entire crew of
the Retriever was lost.
Many bodies are being washed
ashore on the Irish coast. Numbers
of cattle also are being washed up,
The weather was so rough that it
would have been impossible to launch
any boats, even had time permitted.
; The railway company saysit is
luiable to state whether any Ameri
cans were aboard these vessels. They
seldom, carry salon passengers.
The Connemara, 1,106 tons gross
and 272 feet long, was built in Dum
barton in 1896.
The Retriever was 190 'feet long,
of 674 tons gross tnd was built in
Goole. England, in 1909. It was
owned by the West Coast oKAmeri
ca Telegraph company of London.
A steamer service is maintained
by the , London & Northwestern
railway between Holy Head apd
Greenore, Ireland) a distance of about
eighty miles across the Irish sea. ,
Ready to Begin
, Taking on' Cargo
New London, Conn., Nov. 4. Pig
iron weighing several hundred tons,
used for ballast in the German un
dersea merchantman Deutschland,
was' removed today. As the nickel
and crude rubber for the return cargo
is much heavier than the dyes and
drugs brought over, the craft will not
need the ballast. Within a few hours
the storing of more than forty car
loads of material, held here for weeks, 1
will be commenced, and it is believed "
that as far as the cargo is concerned,
the undersea freighter will be ready
to' leave in a week.
Jefsey by 45,000
Newark, N. J., Nov. 4 A claim
that New Jersey, President Wilson's
home state, would be carried by the
republicans on Tuesday by 45,000
votes was made here today by New
ton A. K. Bugbee, republican state
chairman. Mercer county, in which
the president votes, will return a
plurality of 4,500, he predicted.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 4. Chairman
Grosscup of the democratic state
committee said today he looked for
the election of the entire democratic
national and state ticket in New Jer
sey by a plurality of not less than
25,000. All the advices received by
the democratic committee pointed V
a sweeping victory in the state for
President Wilson and the rest of the '
democratic ticket', the chairman said.
French Steamship Beats Off
Subsea Which Attacks It
Toulon, Nov. 4. (Via Lond6n.)
The French liner Doukkala reports an
attack upon it by a submarine which
it beat off after a fight lasting three
quarters of an hour, conducted at a
range pf 6,000 yards. The submarine
is said to have fired seven shells.
Week after week The Beo
continues to set the pace
in the number of Paid
Want Ada gained as com
pared to 1915. ,
Last Week, 1,047.
January 1, 47,940.
An average gain of more
than 1,100 each week.
The Reason i
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