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' Vol. xlvii-no. 84. ,
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1917.
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SON OF THE FORMER SENATOR
I SU , 0 ED TO TELL WHERE HE
WAS NIGHT OF VILLISCA CRIME
Young Man Said to Have Corroborative Evidence of His
SUter That He Was Nowhere Near Murder House J
When Eight Victims Slain; Wilkerson Holds
':,r 1 , Meeting at Audubon. .
By EDWARD BLACK.
(Staff Correspondent for Tbs Bee.)
Red Oak, la., Sept. 23. (Special Telegram.) Albert
Jones, son of former State Senator F. F. Jones of Villisca, hat
been summoned as a witness for the prosecution in its rebuttal
testimony in the trial of flev. Lyn G. J. Kelly. A sister of Albert
Jones, school teacher in Jacksonville, Fla., is on her way here
to appear as witness.
- MEMORY OF PARANOIAC. ' 0
It is understood Mr. Jones will tes
tify as ' to his , whereabouts ' on ' the
Ancient Hand-to-Hand .Warfare of Greece
And Troy Is Revived in Modem Trench
Knives, Whith Replace Lance and Sword
ening of Sunday, June 9, 1912, -and
that his sister will corroborate' his
testimony. Other .witnesses will be
uere from Villisca to offer similar tes
timony. 1 4 - L '
.The younger Jones is associated
with his father in "The Jones Store,"
hardware and implements. He is 30
years of age. Ed Landers, real estate
dealer of Shenandoah, formerly of
Villisca, testified last week that on the
Sunday night of the murder he ob
served Albert Jones entering the
Moore home at about 8:15 o'clock.
: i STUDY OF THE CRIME,
-yln offering its rebuttal testimony
Monday morning the prosecution will
. bring in four, and possibly ? five,
alienists to show that a paranoiac has
powers of memory peculiar to his
inental disease.'' ' . .'" v
- A conflict of opinion among the
'doctors is imminent. On this phase
of the case one of the attorneys for
the prosecution said: -:
."We arc going to bring in some of
the best alienists we can find. We
propose. to show to the jury that a
paranoiac has an uncanny power to
remember details ' of acts wramitted
during their fits of insanity, or brain
storms, as they are sometimes re
ferred to.We have been looking up
the history of noted cases of para-
.noiacs and have one of : record m
France where, a man killed thirteen
women. This man; who was a para-
t,noiac, when apprehended, remem-
ftered and related in , most minute
manner .details of each of his victims,
proving conclusively that he was the
jnufderer. We believe this Kelly case
-will be entered in medical annals as
one of the extraordinary cases .
Obsessed With Delusion. ,
" Dr. David L. Rundalett of Sioux
Falls, one of the alienists for the de
fense, testified that a paranoiac may
have a fixed delusion, a belief m his
mind of something which is not true.
sHe added that it is common with
paranoiacs to .have periods of appar
ent normality. "I think not," was the
doctor's reply, when asked by Attor
ney Mitchell whether, he believed that
a paranoiac would remember acts of
violence committed during fits of m-
s n,ty Often Yields to Call. :
Dr. Alexander -W. FitzsimonsTpf
'Omaha stated, when on the stand as
Witness for the defense.Uhat it is char
acteristic of a paranoiac to yield to; a
"call" if that tall is one of exaltation.
-Be stated 'that delusions of grandeur
or self-exaltation are symptoms ot
: ThT-'prAsecutibn will ' offer thirty
witnesses in rebuattal and expect to
have their case ready for closing ar
gument not later thaftvTuesday after
noon. The lawyers believe the case
(Centtnued on Tni Two, Column One.
Swedish Election Held;
System Delays Results
. Stockholm, Friday, Sept. 23.-The
Swedish electoral campaign closed to
day with elections in Stockholm.- It
will be .several days under the com
plicated system of proportional vot
ing before the -results are known, but
is nlrMHv evident from the few elec
tions that have been held that the in
fluence of 4he Argentine aisciusmcs
will deprive the conservatives of the
tontrol of the lower house.
For Nebraska Showers;
- Temperature at Omoba Yesterday,
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Slightly Discouraged' Because
Centrai t Powers Were So
V; Indefinite; Awaits Al- ; '
" LCHiesV Reply, y ,
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Rome, Sept. 23. Replies r)f the
Central empires were disillusion even
to the Vatican; according to' reports
received today. In political circles it
is observed that both Berlin and Vi
enna wert less. specific about the ;con-
ditions.of the peace negotiation they
intend tcTpropose than wa the pope.
While thejra'ceep 1 &h6 leading sugges
tions of the ppai note regarding the
limitation 'of JrmamehtOtsitLsilence
concerning V -Belgium, " Serbia"; Rou
mania, Aace-Lprraine, TOt and
Triest is. looked' upon as significant.
The receipt of the replies bywire
from Zurich . was a great surprise as
Cardinal Gasparri declared he did not
expect the notes to arrive until next
Wednesday." , . - . .
va Awaits Allies ; Reply. "j
The reply , of the entente allies -to-'
the peace note' of Pope Benedict now
is being awaited by the Vatican, after
which the pope will again address a
note to - all the belligerents The
pontiff will point out that the ques
tions on which ah agree really repre
sent the foundation of a new order of
things in the world and a ' new era,
of peace; for humanity. The sec
ondary problems, he will say, certain
ly can be adjusted easily and better
through good wil. and friendly discus
sion than by force f arms. .
'-It is understood the next papal note
virtually will embody the views ex
pressed by Cardinal Gasparri. the
papal secretary of state, to The Asso
ciated f ress itfdav m commenting up
on the situation after the publication
of the reply of the central empires to
the pope s.note. - . 1
' ' Wilson's Idea a Dream, z
"President Wilson's'proposal to re
duce armaments and impose interna
tional arbitration by force through a
society ,ot nations is a dream, said
Cardinal Gasparri. "An international
army to enforce the verdicts of the
court of arbitration in which, country
could be located without being
influenced by local politics and preju
dices? The moon is the only place
p-ssible. i ; - J
"AH the ether ifheonveniences and
objections could be avoided by sup
pressing conscription with the provis
ion that it could not be re-established
without a law approved by the people,
which in norrpal conditions would be
improbable, indeed morally impossi
ble. To this some would object that
certain government.; first would de
clare war and thefts present a bill to
parliament for the adoptioftvof cm
scrjptibn and the formation of a large
standing army, which parliament un
doubtedly would pass from patriotic
motives. All this would be possible,
but it would be difficult, as such a
government first would have to vio
late a treaty signed in conjunction
(Continued an Fare Two, Column Three)
FROM FT. OMAHA
GOES TO FT. SILL
Experts in Aeronautics Soon to
t Be on Firing Line in France
v fojr the .Allies; Trained
Men to Other Camps.
Captain Vaughn and - Lieutenant
Bryan of Fort Omaha left Satur
day for Fort Sill, Okl. ' With them
went Company A, the first company
to leave the fort. This is composed
of the men who have been longest
at Fort Omaha and who will be first
at the front, from present indications.
' : After "a short stay at Fort Sill they
will go to France. Many at Fort
Omaha think it a matter of only a
few weeks before this first company
of trained balloonists will be fighting
on the battle line. ' ,
: It is now prophesied that all the
men at Fort Omaha now will be in
France within two months.
A large kite balloon went along
with the company, leaving for Fort
Sill, and another will be shipped at
once. These will be employed in
balloon observation at Fort Sill and
there the members of .the company
will practice and teach what they have
learned at Fort Omaha this summer.
The personnel of Fort Omaha js
cnangingw rapidly. : ; After several
months of training: the .Officers there
are being called away to other posts
where their knowledge can be im
parted to those untrained in such
wpxk. ;-s '
- Are in reat Demand.
: Many of these officers are. skilled
military men and now that they have
had intensive balloon training they
arc recalled to their former line of
Work where their skill is in demand.
No" trained army ' officer -can' be
spared, long from his regulation
duties, so as soon a he has a thor
ough course in the balloon observa
tion he ' is taken back to k other
branches of the army. At the front
officers trained in these different lines
will be; cspeciallyi valuable. '
Captain. Muller is one of the officers
recently called from Fort Omaha
who will be greatly missed there. He
was ordered tc Cincinnati, but It is
not known where his ultimate destina
tion will be. Captain Davison is an
other officer who has just left Fort
Omahat' He was sent to Fort Sill in
advance of the company from the bal
loon school which left f6r that point
Sunday. . r - ' '
Three free balloon's made flights
averaging from thirty-five to forty
miles Saturday morning. These were
piloted by Captain Pagelow, Captain
Prentice and Lieutenant ; Goodale.
They landed safely ity Iowa."
Major C. D, F. Chandler, who Is
next in command under General
Squier of the Department of Aero
nautics in the 1 army, will come o
Omaha the first of the week to in
spect Fort Omaha. It is thought he
will arrive Monday.
There was- a rush on at the army
recruiting station in the army build
inflf Saturday moraine. " A story pub
lished in The Bee Friday stated that
volunteer enh'sting might be stopped,
owing to a recommendation of Gen
eral Crowder that every registered
man in the country be given the
physical examination. Many hurried
over to the recruiting station to en
list at once. "The volunteer recruit
has many advantages over the one
who waits for the draft. By 10 o'clock
Saturday morning thirty men had al
ready enlisted in the army," said
Major Frith. , y
- Dr. Lynn T. Hall of the medical re
Strvecorps has been appointed lieu
tenant in the Omaha Ambulance com
pany, No. 35. The ambulance com
pany, which expected to leave; last
week, is still here because of a can
celling of the orders. The company
is expecting new orders to leave any
time. As far as known the destina
tion will still be Fort Taylor, at
Louisville, Ky., which was the station
assigned to the company a Week ago.
Standard Design for
. ' Army Truck Complete
Washington, Sept: 23.Formal an
nouncement on the completion of the
design ot the new stanaara military
truck to meet the field transportation
problem of modern warfare was made
today bv Secretary Baker. Deliveries
are expectedto begin in January.
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Letters and People Soon Travel by
Plane; Will Map Vut Air Route
Washington, Sept 23. Establishment of airplane mail routes in the
United States by use of machines no longer serviceable for military pur
poses is authorized in a bill favorably reported to the house today by the
posbffice committee. V, c ' ' '
APPROVED BY PRESIDENT.
New York, Sept 22 The plan of the Aero Club of America for a
national airway extending from this city, to San Francisco, to be called
the "Woodrow Wilson Aerial Highway," has been approved by the presi
dent in a letter to Representative Murray Hulbert of New York, which was
made public by the Aero club tonight ; V
- It was announced that the plans for making the map fof-lhis highway
will be considered immediately by the club's committee on aeronautic
maps and landing place, and that various governmental, commercial and
scientific bodies will be invited to carry out the project as soon as possible.
The aerial highway, it is proposed, in addition, to running In a straight
line from coast to coast; will have connecting branches extending north
and south of the main airway and reaching , every important city from
Maine to Puget Sound. ....,..
American Jroops Magnificently
Equipped With All Devices of
Present-Day Battle; In
V (By Associate.'. Press.)
Washington Sept., 23. The hand
to hand character of modern trench
warfare is sharply illustrated in de
tailed tables of organization for
American overseas infantry units
made public today by the War de
partment. Only a few years ago the wise men
of all armies predicted that because
of high power, long range artillery
and rifles and automatic and machine
guns troops would never come to ac
tual 'grips. The complete reorganiza
tion of the whole infant :ervice out
lined m the new tables, however, is
based on the proven fact that the
battle will be decided by the foot sol
diers, fighting breast to breast with
bombs, bayonets and knives.
New Trench Knives Included. ,
Included in the equipment of Amer
ican regiments which enter, the
trenches are "trench knives," one of
the most up-to-date 'developments' of
European battlefields. . In addition,
each infantry division will have 416
machine guns. Less than two years
ago the American army had not more
than 1,200 of these weapons for its
entire active and reserve stock. .
American troops will enter the
trenches equipped and organized in a
way that no other army engaged in
the war has been able to provide.
Every lesson learned by the allies has
been adapted promptly and the over
seas units will be supplied, with every
weapon- fyund useful. j '
Infantry Platoon Is Unit ;
The tables published today fix an
infantry platoon as the operating unit!
It will be composed of fifty-eight en
listed men under , a lieutenant. - In
each platoon there will be a section
of twenty-two i bombers ; and rifle
grenadiers, two sections of, twenty
four riflemen all , of them, trained
marksmen, and the only survival of
the old infantrymen-f and one section
of. eleven auto-riflemen, who will han
dle the light machine guns or the.au
tomatic shoulder rifles that may be
- This means that there will be four
light machine guns on trie ground for
every sixty men, backed by the r:gl
tnental and divisional machine gun
battilions arid companies armed with
the neavy, watercooled weapons that
are the real first line of defense In
Knives Supplant Bayonets.
The use of trench knives supplants
the old -rifle, and bayonet for forty
men in each company of 250. These
terrible weapons - are. long, keen
knives with heavy metal hilts, worn
strappe to the left arm, and are made
foa use in trench raids by men who
cannot be encumbered, with rifles and
bayonets because of their special du
ties. : :.T - .
Each company of an infantry regi
ment will have four of these typical
platoons and each regiment will have
103 officers and 3,652 men, one section
of he headquarters company, being
armed with three one-pounder -guns.
Each regimental "machine gun com
pany will carry, twelve neavy guns
Trench, Telephone Detachments.
The headquarters company will be,
the largest unit in the regiment, hav
ing seven. officers and 294 men. In:
addition to the one-pounder section,!
there will be a signal platoon with a j
special trench telephone detachment,
a sappers and bombers' section and
a platoon of pioneers for regimental
engineering work. ; ' i
The strength of the tactical unit,
the infantry division, has undergone
a change, having been increased from
19,000, the old typical European di
vision,, 27,152 men of all arms. Its
structure remains the same.
Canadian Elevator Burns;
' Endangers C. N. Railroad
Brandon, , Man., Sept. 23. The
Western Canadian elevator here is on
fire. The Imperian Oil company's gas
oline shed has been destroyed, and the
Canadian Northern Railroad station
is in danger. The fire started early
this morning'from some undetermined
carhse at the gasoline shed and wind
spread the flames to the elevator.
Guf fey Will Supervise .
: U.S. War Oil Purchases
- Washington," Sept. 23. Joseph F.
Guffey of Pittsburgh, president of the
Natural Gas association of America,
and a Pennsylvania oil producer, was
appointed supervisor of government
oil purchases under the war industries
board. He will act as adviser : to
Bernard Baruch, in charge of raw
Governor Cannot f
Exempt Drafted Men
(From a Staff Correspondent.) '
' Lincoln, Neb Sept 23 (Special
Telegram!) There appears tt be '
an understanding that Governor Ne
ville has authority to ' turn men
loose after the exemption boards
have refused to do so and in con
sequence the life of the governor is
made a won. Governor Neville
wants it distinctly understood that
he has no authority in the matter
whatever, has not been authorized
to take any action, and will not do
FROM OVER STATE
Men From Nebraska and Near
by States Assemble at Lin
coln and Start on Their
Way to Fort Riley.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Neb., Sept 23. (Special.)
For the fourth time the city has
been the scene where soldiers off for
duty have assembled and, escorted by
bands and citizens, have marched to
the railway stations, where they have
received" the ' good-byes of their
friends and the "God bless you" of
everybody. " .
Detachments which have passed
through Lincoln before have been as !
a general . thing Nebraska , men, but
today among the visitors who were
given the hospitality of the city were
more than 500 men from North Da
kota. These were given -the same hos
pitable treatment - as the Nebraska
boys and were sent on their way
loaded with -gifts of fruit.
In all; 1,300 men left in three sec
tions from the Burlington station
over the Union Pacific road about 9
o'clock this evening after they had
been given supper at the Lindell ho
tel and attended a program given in
their honor at the city auditorium.
The -University Cadet band, the
Lincoln Colonial Drum corps, choirs
from several of the churches and the
combined orchestras of the Orpheum,
Oliver and. Lyric theaters' furnished
music for , the occasion. H. H. Wil
son delivered the principal address,
which was one of welcome to the city
and good luck in the future. .
At,.the close of the, exercises at the
auditoHum a line was formed and the
men marched to the Burlington sta
tion and : entrained for Camp Fun
ston. s : ',' ''.- ;.
Thirty From Sheridan Go. 7
f Rushville, Neb, Sept r 23.-(Spei
cial.) Thirty boys left last night' for
Camp. Funstbn. The occasion was
made a great one,' 2,500 .people from
all over the county assembling to take
in the exercises of music, a flag drill
and speaking. " :
A procession was formed at the
school house preceded by the Rush
ville band, closely followed' by the
Grand Army of the Republic flag, and
the thirty soldier boys immediately
after, theRed Cross and the school'
children carrying flags, bringing jip
On the return . of the ' procession
From !town, the exercises were held
from the east side of the school house,
where a platform was erected and
seats, provided.. It was a regular
Chautauqua crowd. H. C. Richmond,
secretary of the State Council of De
fense, made a speech, in which he re
viewed the war and historic events
that led the United States into it.
The meeting was presided over by
Attorney' R. L, . Wilhite, chairman of
the County Council of Defense. This
is the biggest .crowd that was ever
drawn to Rushville and the scene at
the depot was- one, never to be for
gotten. " ' '. " ' .
A banquet was served bv the ladies
of the Red Cross in the skating rink,
$1 a plate being charged. The funds
will be devoted to Red Cross work.
It was most liberally patronized.
Wheeler County.. '
Bartlett, Neb., Sept. 23. (Special.)
Nine men left here this morning for
Frt Riley, the. first of the selective;
draft quota for war. The people ot
Bartlett and surrounding country
gathered here Saturay to 6how
them honor. The Laies' Aid prepared
a big supper. Judge Bayard H. Paine
of Grand Island, who is holding court
here, was the principal speaker of the
evening. The soldiers left by way j
of Ericson. Those going were: Earl j
Jarvis, Sheridan; Emit Snelson, Lisle;
George Dwyef, Arden; E. E. Stewart,
Bartlett: Roy Cooke, Bartlett; Jess
Keeler, Ewing; Jofeph Shavlik, Bliss;
Otho Sanford, Lisle. I,
Aftthony Braun. the boy selected to
go, was absent on his wedding tour
RUSSIANS DIG THEMSELVES IN
IN FIGHT ON RIGHT DANK OF
DVINA AFTER SHORT RETREAT
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German Artillery in'Ypres Sector Begins to Show Ac
tivity; English Carry Out Bombing Raids on Thour
out Railway Station; British Lose Destroyer
v When Submarine Attacks.
PREMIER KERENSKY IN UNI
FORM This U th first photo
graph to reach this country show
ing Kerensky, Russia's famous
promier, now president, in a mili
tary uniform.- Tho picture was
mad as tho premier reviewed
(Continued on Tar Two, Column One,)
,: (Bf Alaeclated Freas.) V:
' Petrograo, Sept. 23. After a battle on the Riga front yes
terday, Russian forces advanced in the region of the village of
Rudna and pressed back the German advanced' guards, it was
officially announced today by the Russian was office. In the)
Jacobstadt region the Russians have fortified themselves on the
right bank of the Dvina river. Two Austro-German attacks
against the Roumania positions were Kepulsed.
KHurULUKU, SAYS BERLIN.
V- Berlin, Sept 23. Strong British lo.
cal'attacks southeast of St. Julien, in
the Ypres region, last evening, were
repulsed by1 the Germans, according
to the official report today. British
troops, who penetrated a German
trenche near Monchy, were driven
out - --m. v :' vi "
A British: monitor bombarded
Ostend, Saturday, the statement adds,
and shells , struck the cathedral in .
which, mast was being held. Seven
Belgians were killed and twenty-four
wounded. " -
Fourteen entente airplanes and one '
captive balloon were reported to hive
been destroyed on Saturday.' -
GERMAN GUNS ACTIVE.
London, Sept 23. Considerable
activity was shown last night by Ger
man artillery in the Ypres sector,
the war office announced today. On
the Somme front Scottish troops
raided Teuton trenches near Gouzeau-
court, destroying dugouts and killing
, An official statement issued today
says English air squadron Friday
night carried out bombing raids on
the Thourout and Cortemarck railway,
stations. Bombs were dropped ' on
tke.dockB at Ostend -on Saturday... All
our machines , returned safely.
British Destroyer Sunk.
A British destroyer ias . been tor
pedoed jand sunk by a German sub
marine in the approaches to the chan
nel, according to an .admiralty an
nouncement. There were fifty sur
vivors. , - ;. .
Italians Make Progress.
Rome, Sept 23. General Cadorna'a
forces made progress last night at
several points on the Julian battle
front, in the Bainsizza plateau the.
Austrians afier violent artillery prep- .
aration repeatedly attacked the Italian
positions in the region of Kal and
west of Volnik, but were repulsed. : .
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Americans Offer to Buy :
; Siberian Peninsula
Petrograd, Sept 23. The Russki
Volkia says that a strange rumor
was circulated yesterday that the
Russian government intends to sell
the peninsula of Kamchatka, oA the
northeastern coast of Siberia, to
Americans. The report said that
Americans were offering several
billions of rubles for the territory.
The project is prompted by the
financial difficulties of the treasury
an! the desire of the government
not to increase the national debt.
Germans and Austrian' . '
Home by Way-of 'Frisco
Shanghai," China, Sept. 23. Twenty-nine
Austrians, including Dr. A.
von Rosthorfi, the Austro-Hungarian
minister to ', China, and twenty-nine
Germans, including H. Knipping, the
German consul general at Shanghai,
have sailed for home by way of San
Francisco.. : :.'.'. o :
Italian Planes Fly Above Clouds
Carrying Cargo of ' U. S. Officials
' Washington, Sept 23. The big Caproni triplane, piloted by Lieuten
ant Silvio Resnati, the celebrated Italian military aviator, arrived at 11:40
and circled over the White House and the Washington monument before
landing in Potomac park. Beside the pilot it carried nin passengers. '
Two other airplanes, the Fiat car with two Italian aviators, and the
Comolio with an Italian 'pilot, also flew to Washington, V
The pilots executed many maneuvers now common on the European
battle fronts. One circling low over the White House strewed flowers
along'the lawn. '; i - " ". -. ,
Two of the aviators, Captain Tappi, who piloted the big Caproni, and
Lieutenant Baldioli, who flew In the Pomilio with Lieutenant Franklin K.
Lane, jr., as a passenger, are' among Italy's most famous flyers. Lieuten
ant Baldioli, only 21 years old,' has had two years' service on the Austrian
front and is said to be the most daring of all Italy's airmen. .
The Caproni brought as passengers Dr. S. W. Stratton, chief of the
bureau of standards, and W. F. Durand. and W. B. Stout, of the Aircraft
Production board. Mechanicians and assistants made up the rest of the
party. . Secretary Lane had intended making the flight, but at the request
of President WUson abandoned the trip. ' : , . , r
The airplanes started at an altitude of 8,000 feet and when Washing
ton was reached they were flying above bank of low hanging clouds.
Next week five Italian machines will leave Langley field f oris non-stopr
flight to New York. On this trip one of the pilots will drive the great
triplane now at Newport News, which carries twenty-five passengers.
Argentina Puts v .
Off Declaring '
War on Germany
Negroes Called in Draft
i ; To Go on October Third
Washington, Sept5 23. -A majority
of the negro men of the national army
will be called out for mobilization at
the' training cantonments, with the
contingent of draft forces summoned
for October In making this an,
nouncement today Secretary Baker'
added that the negroes called would
be from "states with tbe largest per
centage of negro population. Those
from states with few negroes will be
mobilized later. ; ;
The policy of organizing separate
colored and white army units will
be strictly adhered to.
Buenos Aires, Sept 23. Just at
the Argentine chamber of deputies
early this morning was preparing to
vote on the question t of breaking
diplomatic relations with Germany, ;
an official communication was re
ceived from the Berlin foreign office.
The note disapproved of the ideas
expressed by Count von Luxbnrg, the,
German minister here, regarding Ger
many's "cruiser warfare. , .,. r
" The word "cruiser" left some doubt
in the minds of government'officials
as to whether Germany intended to
modify, her submarine campaign. A
declaration of war on Germany was
postponed by the receipt oTthe Ger-.
London. Sept 23. A dispatch from
Buenos Aires to Reuters, Limited,
says that Argentina has received a
note from Germany which has given
complete satisfaction to the Argentin
government Rev. K. H. Stitt Occupies
pulpit at McCabe Methodist
Rev. J. Henry Stitt, new pastor of
the McCabe Methodist church, occu-
pied the pulpit for the first time Sun
day. He comes to Omaha from Paw-
nee City, where he was pastor for
the last year. '
, Rev. Mr. Stitt, choosing.for the text v
of his sermon these words of Christ:
"If I be lifted up I will draw all men
Unto Me," said: "Otriy when He is an
uplifted Christ does He become" a
redeeming Christ And it is this spirit
of service and consecration that up
lifts the world today and binds men
together in the service of God; for
when we uplift Him, we lift all men '
- Revr L. V. Slocumb; for the last
year pastor at the McCabe Methodist
church, was transferred by the con
ference to Lup Lity, Neb:
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