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THE OMAHA SUNDAY- BEE:-NOVEMBER 5, 1916.
Each Member of Church Do-
: nates $37.01 for Evangel
istic Purposes in Year.
GAIN OF 11,036 MEMBERS
The thousands of Seventh-Day Ad;
iventists scattered throughout Nebras
'lea will rejoice over the remarkable
.iifures given in the annual report
that has just been sent out from the
world's headquarters of the denom
ination in Washington, D. C. The
iAdventists have a large center in Col
lege View, where the leading educa
tional institution in the world is lo
icated, and believers of the church are
also thickly settled in Lincoln and
f Members of the church contributed
$3,407,298.17 for evangelistic purposes
Iduring the last year, according to the
ireport. H. . Rogers, statistical secre
tary of the denomination, in his com
pilation of figures, says that this
amount consisted of four funds
follows: Tithes, $1,968,168.26; or 57.76
:per cent; foreign mission funds, $872,
666.84, or 25.61 per cent; home mission
funds, $133,530.56, or 3.92 per cent;
other lines of missionary work, $4JJ,-
932.51, or 12.71 per cent
; Best Record Yet
! The report further states that dona-
;tions and investments during 1915 in
creased the net worth of denomina
tional institutions by $729,622.67, so
jthat the total contributions for evan
gelistic work, the increased valuation
of church buildings, and the amount
contributed for the supportot and in
jvestment in denominational institu
Jtions during the year constitute a
grand total of $5,066,330.15, an average
of $37.01" for each member throughout
rtht world. For 1914 this average was
$35.45, thus indicating an increase of
j$l,56 per member during 1915. The
total valuation of all church buildings
find denominational institutions at the
Kiose ot stood at i),z.vi,oi3.:
an average per member of $104.14.
j Of the total amount there was con
tributed in North' America. $2,532.-
682.99, or 74.63 per cent Outside this
country the contributions amounted
;to $864,615.18, or 25.37 per cent. The
.amount contributed during 1915 con-
stitutetd an increase over the amount
for the previous year of $316,813.37,
or 10.25 per cent. A further expendi
ture during the year of $854,158.71 was
(made in the support of the denom
inational schools, and for charitable
work in connection with sanitariums
and treatment rooms there was ex
! ' Many Tithes.
j During the fifty-three yean since'
fthis work has beenorgamzed there
.'have been contributed (or all purposes
&35,083,192.93. Of this amount 23500,
SOO0 has been tithes; nearly 7,000,000
(foreign mission offerings, and about
$4,500,000 for other lines. The per
centages of these funds stand thus:
(Tithes, 67.02; foreigri missions, 19.92;
home missions, 13.06.
f The membership at the close of 1915
'indicated a net gain during the year of
J 1,035. The number of persons ptb
tizsd during the year was 17,438, this
number being one of the largest ever
.reported for any year in the history of
the denomination. The number bap
tized is 2,439 greater than for the
lhe number of organized churches
now stands at 3,876, an increase of 174
during the year, or 4.69 per cent.
lhe total number ot evangelistic
laborers in service at the close of 1915
tA the close of the year there were
forty publishing houses and branches
having assets amounting to $1,587,-
277.96, employing 698 persons in the
production ot denominational litera
ture, the sales of which for the year
amounted to 52,174,591.94. This liters
ture is issued in ninety-five languages,
in the form of approximately 400
bound books, 400 pamphlets, 1,400
tracts and 120 periodicals.
Engaged in the distribution of this
literature are 1,986 colporteurs, 839 of
whom are employed in the North
The number of Sabbath schools at
the close of the year was 5,225. This
number exceeded the number of or
ganized churches by 1,349. This would
indicate that this work is reaching
out into new territory, and a more
rapid growth of the work may be ex
pected tor the immediate future, lhe
total membership of the Sabbath
schools is 147,784, this number being
10,905 greater than the number of
church members. The total contribu
tions for the year amounted to $412,
759.28, or $2.79 per member, this being
an increase of 22 cents in the per cap
ita amount. The entire amount was
given to foreign missions. Since this
branch of the work was started the
total contributions received through
the Sabbath schools has been $2,766,
356.16, and the amount given to for
eign misions has been $2,366,284.54, or
8.53 per cent of the total receipts.
The number of sanitariums and
treatment rooms at the close of 1915
was forty, having a total investment
of $2,774,058.94. Connected with these
institutions and also engaged in vari
ous departments of denominational
work are 131 physicians and the total
number of employes is 1,729.
Thomas to Receive
Great Vote in State
From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Nov. 4. (Special.) State
Superintendent A. O. Thomas, spoke
in Rushville today and will close the
campaign Monday night when both
himself and Norris Brown of Omaha
will occupy the same platform in their
old home town of Kearney.
The chances for Dr. Thomas' elec
tion are very flattering and it appears
to be the general feeling that he will
receive the largest majority of any
candidate on the republican ticket.
MRS. C. A. LOVELADY. who was
injured in an auto accident near Gret
na last summer, died Friday at her
home, 624 North Twentieth street She
Is survived by two sons, George and
William, who are with the Nebraska
Guacds on the border. Another son Is
quarantined. with smallpox in Wash
ington state. Funeral arrangements
will not be completed until word Is
received from the boys with the guard.
MKB. EMMA DUNCAN, aired 52
years, died at the home of her .daugh
ter, Mrs. K. c. Muegrave, 4605 North
Thirtieth street Friday, She is sur
vived by two other ohlldren, a son,
fgrnast, ana a, daughter, Mrs. W. J.
AlbinP Funeral services will be held
from the residence Sunday afternoon
at o'clock with interment in Forest
MISUSE OFU.S. FLAG
British Patrol Boat Flying Old
Glory Sinks Submarine Off
BUT TWO OF CREW SURVIVE
Berlin, Nov. 4. (By Wireless, to
Sayville.) The German admiralty
has furnished to the Associated Press
correspondent the details of what is
characterized as a second Baralong
case, in which a British patrol ship
flying American colors, it is declared,
after destroying submarine U-41, de
liberately ran down a rowboat with
the only two survivors of the under
sea boat in an endeavor to remove
the only witnesses, and has since pre
vented the intended victims, who
were almost miraculously saved, from
communicating the news to their own
The incident, according to the ad
miralty, occurred on September 24,
1915, and has only just been learned
of through an invalided prisoner
transferred to Switzerland, lhe sub
marine, according tp the admiralty
account, had halted in the neighbor
hood of the Scillv Isles for examina
tion of a steamer under the American
nag, apparently an innocent merchant
man. The steamer ostensibly pre
pared to lower a boat, but when the
submarine had approached to within
300 vards the supposed merchantman
suddenly opened concealed ports and
began tiring trom two cannon and
also with rifles, the American flag
flying the whole, time, the account
The submarine irreparably dam
aged, went under, but was able- to
come to the surface later tor an in
stant, and Lieutenant Crompton, se
verely wounded, and Petty Officer
bodau managing to crawl out through
an open hatch before the submarine
The sole survivors ultimately man
aged to swim to an empty boat, The
steamer observing this, according to
the admiralty details, headed full
speed for the boat, not to save, but to
ram it, placing a lookout in the
steamer's bow to facilitate accurate
steering. The Germans at the last
moment sprang from the boat and
clung to the wreckage of it for a half
hour, when the steamer finally picked
Peterson Begs Voters
To Overthrow Bossism
Lowell. Neb.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
Aftetr a whirlwind tour of Kearnev
county, C. Petrus Peterson, city at
torney of Lincoln, i closed the cam
paign here tonight with an address at
One erf the largest crowds of the
year listened to 3 speech. Mr. Pet
erson discussed, the he kept us out
of war" slogan, and then took up the
importance of the office of attorney
general in the campaign this year.
tie closed his address with a nlea
for the election of Robert W. Devoe
to this office, and the election of John
L. Kennedy for United States sena
tor, and a vote to overthrow uMi,l.
leniim and "bossism in Nebraska.
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Notes from Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The funds obtained from the comic
opera given by home talent at the
Paddock theater Wednesday and
Thursday evenings will be forwarded
this week to Company C of this city,
which is now on the border, to be used
in purchasing a big dinner for the
company on Thanksgiving day. The
amount will reach nearly $200 after
all bills are paid.
In dismantling the old Methodist
church at Barneston, Kelley James
found the old manuscripts that were
placed in the corner in 1894, twentyy
two years ago. lhe piece ot paper
was badlv faded and very few of the
names on it were legible.
Antonia T. C. Booveris and Miss
Anna Mav Koeze of the Adams vicin
ity were married at Lincoln yesterday.
They will make their home on a farm
According to the report of F. H.
Howey, treasurer of the republican
central committee of Gage county, the
republicans have received and expend
ed $400. John Delehant, chairman of
the democratic committee, has filed
hit .report with the county clerk,
showing that the sunv of $528.50 has
been expended and will be .expended
by the democrats of Gage county.
T. J, McGuire Speaks
At Newman Grove
Newman Grove, Neb., Nov. 4
(Special.) A crowd of more than 200
voters gathered at the Tri-County
Community club rooms Friday eve
ning to hear T. J. McGuire, assistant
city attorney of Omaha, discuss the
national issues. He dwelt particularly
upon the Mexican situation and his
explanations of it were so thorough
that he won many votes for Hughes,
which up to that time had been in the
balance. Mr. McGuire had no trouble
in convincing many that diplomatic
note writing from the White House
did not furnish protection to the hun
dreds of citizens of the United States
v. ho were then in Mexico and whose
lives were in continual jeopardy. Ex
Senator C. A. Randall presided and
the Newman Grove concert band fur
nished the music.
Notes from York.
York, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.) W.
D. Fisher, chief Of the fire department,
has tendered his resignation, to take
effect December 1.
York's hotels posted notices today
calling attention to the new and
higher rates effective immediately.
November term of district court will
convene November 13, with Judge E.
E. Good on the bench. Thirty-seven
civil cases are on the docket.
G. W. Putman, an old veteran, aged
68 years, dropped dead at his home
Wednesday morning. Funeral serv
ices were held Friday morning and the
body taken to Central City for burial.
William Jennings Bryan will ad
dress voters only at the opera house
Sunday morning at 9:45. He will de
vote fortv-five minutes of his time in
telling them why they should vote
Nebraska dry on next Tuesday.
Wolbach Man Kills
Himself at Greeley
Greeley, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
Frank Dunnee of Wolbach committed
suicide by shooting himself at the
Commercial hotel here Thursday eve
ning. The man was undoubtedly de
mented. He had threatened to shoot
a young woman who refused his at
tentions some weeks ago, but had
finally promised not to molest her.
Hurt Getting Off
Car, Sues for $7,500
Elmer Beber, an employe of the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Rail
way company, has filed suit with the
clerk of the district court asking
$7,500 for injuries alleged to have
been received while alighting from a
ear. The accident occurred on Octo
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