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Vulval September 2 to October
Eltctrica Parade, Evnlaf. .. .October 3
Dyliht Parade....... October 4
Military Firework;. October 4
CorenatioB Ball.., ...October S
The Omaha Daily' 'Bee
VOL. XLVII.-NO. 86. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1917-TWELVE PAGES. rVST SINGLE COPY TWO CENTsT"
MEAR RIOT OVER SLACKERS A T BUTTE;
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KING Alt'S GAIETY CARNIVAL
OF TEN DAYS' HILARITY TO BE
RECORD BREAKER IN OMAHA
Trumpet Blast at Noon to Announce That Gates Are Open
for Season, of Glorious Pageants and Pleasantry
Unrivaled Anywhere in Nation Now
By the King's Command the
Great Carnival Will Open
Ak-Sar-Ben XXIII, King of Quivera, Duke of the Seven 'Cities of Ci
bola, Grand Master of the Corn Belt. -
To All Our Faithful Subjects Wherever Dispersed:
It hath pleased us, in council-with our Governing Board (we now be
ing a Constitutional Monarch), to set aside the time from XXVI Septem
ber to VI October of 4he present year as High Festival Days, to mark
the Annual Harvest time. v
. In order that we may receive the, iue homage of our loving subjects
from far and near, and to mingle in their joy, it is our Royal Purpose to
Enter iri State into our liege City of Omaha on Wednesday night, III
October, with Calvacades of horsemen shiningly appareled, with myriads
of Flashing and gaudy lights, and patriotic pageantry in- beautiful pic
tures innumerable. ,
We ordain a Carnival, and a vast procession on Thursday IV Oc
tober, of the Peoples of the World, with awe inspiring pyrotechnics at
We decree that by day and by night there shall be jubilantly Exuberant
Effervescence in boundless measure..
Though the times be troublous, yet our people be a brave race, and we
yenly know in our heart that they will turn again from tWeir "cakes and
near ale" refreshed and joyfully strengthened' for their sterner "tasks.
By the King! ; SAMSON, Lord High Chamberlain.
Ak-Sar-Ben's fall festival opens
today. Ten days of fun and
amusement. Here is the pro
gram: Worthman's Carnival Every
day, 11 a. m. to U p. m.
National Swine Exhibit Week
of October 3 to 10. 4
Wednesday Evening, October 3
Electrical parade, - ,
Thursday Afternoon, October 4
I Thursday Evening,, pctoberr-,
jraiiiouc urcworita spcciacie at
Rourke park. ''-'':' 0--, - -. ....
Friday Evening, . October 5
Coronation ball, , . , ,
?Tr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r rrr boom ! boom I"
When the drums roll and boom off
something like that and the band
clashes forth with 'ragtime music in
the balcony of the entrance arch of
the Ak-Sen-Ben carnival at J" sharp
this noon, the 1917 Ak-Sar-Ben car
nival will be on officially. '
For ten days then the fun, frolic
and hilarity will continue. The dates
are September 26 to October 6. Dur
ing that timV the carnival will con
tinue day and night, and during the
second week the big spectacular
parades will take place upon the
streets of the king's chief city. :
CARNIVAL SHOWS HERE.
The Wortham Shows have been
straggling in day by day since Sun
day morning, and practically all of
the attractions are already here.
Tents and booths, are now being
erected on the big carnival grounds,
which take in considerably more
. space than they did last year, and all
ovill be in shape so that the Monkey
".Speedway, the High Life or Tattle
Tale, .the AVater Circus, the Royal
t EnglisY Twins, the Whip, the Devil's
Saucef-and other attractions will be
in full working order.
World at War. .
The World at War is one of the
big attractions. It is a replica of a
battle between a liner and a Submar
ine, with the mines previously., laid
playing an important part. . .
Gambling is officially nipped in the
bud this year. Of course there may
be such a mild form of amusement as
the winning of a box 6f candy or a
cigar, and it may be even permitted
to throw balls at, a doll for a cigar,
but at Monday night's meeting of
the board of governors it was ' de
cided that any "skin game," "fake
stunt" or "shake-down" should -be
eliminated from the grounds. " If any
such, gets into the grounds and be
gins operations it will be ousted as
soon as the management finds it out.
A. force of special police, gate keep
ers, watchmen and other employes
for the grounds, was selected today
from a large delegation of applicants
who appeared at the entrance on Fif
" teenth and Capitol avenue to get on
the pay roll.
ondon Prize Court
Condemns German Ships
London, Sept. if.h Bangkok dis
patch to Reuter's Limited says that
a prize court has condemned six Ger
man steamers of a total net tonnage
of 8,021. "
Soon after the' entrance of Siam
into the war on July 22, nine Austro
German steamers, aggregating 19,000
tons, were. . seized by the Siamese
government. They were owned chiefly
by the North German Lloyd company.
Bankers in Session
V , At Atlantic City, N. J.
Atlantic City,' N. J., Sept. 25.
.Bankers from virtually every section
of the country were in attendance to
day at the opening session of the
war convention of the American
Bankers' association. ' In addition to
the part the bankers should take to
help win the war, other financial mat
ters of great importance were" to be
NEXT QUOTA OF
DRAFTED MEN IS
lcal Board Will NotNeed
I More Mengtestrict
y &oard Does Not Exempts
; Too Many. ' ;
Whether or not any more men will
be called in b; the local exemption
boards for the contingent to leave
October 3 for Fort 'Riley depends
upon the district board.
Enough for the quota .and somii
left over have already been called
and, in most cases, examined by the
local boards. If the appeals, taken
oy many ot these to the district
board, result in a large number of
exemptions more will have to be
called in. '
Some members of the local boards
say they feel that the district board
is too liberal in granting, exemptions
to married men.
"But we think the preservation of
the home is of vita! important to
the nation," .said Dr. Cameron 'bf the
district exemption board. "We are
listening to legitimate claims of mar
ried men and doing what we can for
them. "But we are not exempting
married men as a class. We are not
exempting rich 6r poor ones unless
we havj proof that they are needed
ty their families." ?
Men of Fifth Ready. .
"We have 100 men examined and
ready," said Charles "Foster, chair
man of the local board of the Fifth
district. i"Oi'r quota to ..leave next
week calls for. ninety-two'and we
called in a few extra to allow for ex
emptions and other -contingencies
that may arise. If the district board
doe3 not exei .pt too many of these
Delegates From All Parts of
United States and "Canada
Gather in Omaha for Na
(Continued on Page Three, Column Four.)
Would Break with Kaiser
Buenos Aires; Sept; 25. The
Chamber of Deputies today voted
in favor of, a rupture with Germany.
The vote was 53 to 18.
The authorities have been advised
officially that the strike in the city
of Santa Fe during the last month
was fomented and supported by
The situation brought about by
the strike is becoming more serious
and it is feared the conflict will as
sume a revolutionary . character if
an immediate settlement . is, not
reached. , ,
. The city's food supplies have '
been almost cut off. The cutting of
telegraph wires has isolated the
capital except from nearbv south.
era points. The only cable com.
munication open is by way of Lon
Nearly 100 delegates from all parts
f of the United States and Canada are
in Omaha to attend the twelfth bien
nial meeting of the Masonic Relief as
sociation of the - United States and
to the district ; Canada. The convention is to last
, At the opening session at the Scot
tish Rite cathedral yesterday morning
the invocation was given by the Rev.
Titus Lowe and the welcoming ad
dress by Frederick L. Temple, grand
master of Nebraska,
The association was formed in 1885
to give relief to needy, members, and
especially,-to consider the cases of
traveling members. The officers are:
Luo, B. Winsof, Red City, Mich.,
president; Alexander Patterson, Tor
onto, Ont, first vice president;
Charles Blasdell, Syracuse, N. Y. sec
ond vice president; Dr. GeOrge Brock
away. New York City, treasurer; Rev.
W. D. Engle, Indianapolis, Ind., Sec
retary. Omaha is represented at the meet
ings by M. M. Robertson. G. W.
Green and, Raymond V. Cole, wh.o is
a members of the executive board. '
.The delegates are to.be guests of
the local lodges Tuesday and Wednes
day nights at a p o clock dinner, after
which the Master Mason s degree will
be conferred. Many of the delegates
:,are accompanied by their wives and
aaugnters who will be guests at the
ater parties given in their honor. On
Wednesday afternoon the delegates
and their wives will be taken for an
automobile tour of. the city.
$500,000 Appropriated for La
bor' Department's Employ
ment Bureau; Training
Camp Clause Is Stricken. .
Removed From Texas
Austin, Tex., Sept. 25. James E.
Ferguson was formally declared re
moved from office as governor of
Texas and barred from hereafter
holding any public office "of honor,
trust or profit' by the adoption late
today in the senate high court of im
peachment of the majority report of
a special senate committee. The ma
jority report was adopted after a
minority report, recommending only
removal from office, had been de-
( feated. The vote on the adoption of
ine majority report was 3 to o wiui
one pair and one absen.
Doctors at Chicago Convention In
Favdr of Killing All Defectives
'j8..0' S?pt 25. Members of the American Association of Progres
sive Medicine, in convention here today, have gone on record as favoring
a movement to have state, legislatures legalize the administration of an
easy death to monstrosities and to the hopelessly incurable and in all
cases where, an agonizing death impends.
The subject was brought before the convention by Dr. W. A. Guild
of Des Moines, speaking on "Legalized Euthanasia." He suggested that
a commission similar to. that WhUh now regulates insanity cases shbuld
make all decisions involving death.
The discussion which followed this address was terminated by the
decision, by a vote of 37 to 24, to refer the proposition to a committee
with instructions to submit to the legislatures of every state the recom
mendation of some action favorable to the proposed procedure.
(By Associated Preta,) .
Washington Sept. 25. Without a
roll call and after brief debate the
senate late tdday passed the $8,000,
000,000 war deficiency appropria
xion oui. .Nearly aouu.uuu.uuu was
added to the measure as it came from
the house, and it now goes to confer
Items for many millions of dollars
were approved with only a handful
t senators present and without dis
cussion as they were when the bill
passed the house unanimously just a
week ago. Minor provisions only
evoked debate. s
Over Democratic Leader Martin's
Opposition the senate adopted 28 to
26, an amendment by Senator Robin
son, approoriatine $500,000 for the
"employment bureau of the Depart
ment ot JLabor. v
As it goes to conference the bill
totals $7,991,400,000, including $2,385,
000,000 of contract authorizations and
senate committee amendments total
ing $779,000,000. Its principal items
Many Big Items.
Shipping bond', $635,000,000 cash for
the construction program of $1,749,
000,000 authorized: army and emer
gency fjjinds of $100,000,000 each
construction of torpedo boat destroy
ers, $225,000,000 to start a $350,000,
000 program; army transportation,
$413,000,000; fortifications, $1,495,000.
000 appropriated and $975,000,000,
more authorized; army subsistence,
$320,000,000; clothing arid camp equip
ment, $357,000,000; engineer opera
tions, $191,000,000; medical depart
ment, $129,000,000: pay increases for
foreign- service, $31,000,000; horses, L
$4B,uuu,uuu; barracks, $49,UUU,UW;
ordnance, stores and ammunition,
$732,270,000; smal: arms target prac
tice, $89,676,000; ordnance stores and
supplies, $113,520,000; manufacture of
arms, $328,690,000; automatic machine
guns, $113,520,000. with $220,277,000
additional authorized; armored motor
cars, $36,750,000 with $75,550,000 ad
ditional authorized; nival . aviation,
$45,000,000; naval ammunition, $40,
146,000 with $15,000,000 more author
ized; naval batteries, $50,000,000 and
$28,000,000 more authorized; naval re
serve ordnance, $47,500,000 and $17,
500,000 more authorized; and naval
training camps. $12,600,000.
Struck Out Training Camps.
With the understanding that it
would be perfected and reinserted in
conference the senate struck out an
appropriation of $l,240,000for civilian
training camps. -
After tart debate on the contro
versy between Secretary Daniels and
the Navy league officers, Senator Cur
tis' amendment authorizing the navy
head to accept contributions from the
league's women's auxiliary was defeated.
Calls for Volunteers
London, Sept. 25. The Siamese
government, according to a dispatch
from Bangkok to Reuter's, has called
for volunteers who may be sent to
the western front. The volunteers,
the dispatch says, will he commanded
by officers trained in Belgium. 1 f
LOUD OF NUTS,
Insanity Defense Put Forward
by Attorney for Accused Min
ister; Prosecution Waves
Ax Before Jury.
. By EDWARD BLACK.
(From -Mff Correspondent to Tho Bee.)
Red Oak, la, Sept. 25. (Special
Telegram.) The attack by Attorney
A. L. Sutton on Attorney General
Havner, State Agents O. O. Rock and
"BiUT Griffin, and Deputy Sheriff
George Atkins of Logan, with Attor
liejr Sutton's tears, while relating
Kelly's life to the jury, furnished the
supreme moments of this afternoon's
session of the trial of Rev. L. G. J.
Kelly for the Villisca ax murders. The
day was taken up entirely with argu.
ments, J. J. Hess of Council Bluffs
opening for the state and Thomas
Hysham following Attorney Sutton
for the defense.
"This is the thinnest evidence ever
presented to any jury in Montgomery
county," began Atotrney Sutton, in
the closing arguments for the efense,
just before his eyes filled with tears,
which he absorbed with a handker
chief. "From early boyhood Kelly's ambi
tion has been to preach the gospel, an
ambition not characteristic of degen
erates. If a man was so devoted to
the calling of his father and grand
father, believed he was called bv
Christ, and underwent many hardships
during years Of study, do you 'believe
he indicated the marks of the degen
erate?" asked , Sutton and then he
paused in his emotion. His eyesvere
red, and tears were visible.
CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY.
Sutton charged Havner. Atkins and
Rock with having been conspirators in
an effort to extort a confession at
Logan. At kins was named as the
"villian," in the affair, and wanted to
curry ravor at tne nanas ot Havner.
Chief State Agent Rock, whose home
is at Logan, was referred to as 'lick
ing his chops," while the alleged Kelljf
inquisition was going on at Logan.
State agent, "Billy" Griffin, was men
tioned . as the ''smoothest of the
"Kelly is a nut, a carload of i.uts,"
was one of Sutton's references to his
wnen sutton declared that at
Logan, Havner promised to do some
thing for Kelly, if Kelly would "come
across," he added this remark: "Hav
ner has not done anything for Kellv
yet, and he should keep his word with
an insane man, even it lie will not,
wun a sane man.
Confession "Book of Shame."
The lauehter which followpd rjwfsrf
Judge Boise to warn the crowd that
further laughter jvould mean clearing
ine court room.
"I will appoints hundred deputies
f necessary to keep orders, an
nounced tne cpurt. ,
Sutton said he would read tn iho
jury J. J. Ferguson's transscirtp of
the Logan night session ' between
Kelly, Havner, Hess and others,
whereupon Hess entered objections
under the Iowa laws, as the transcript
already had been readv bv Feroruson
in court. Sutton then slammed volume
of typewritten oaires on tn the taho
and designatedvit.as "The Book oH
He charged Havner with "orosti-
tuting.his high office," and added:
"All we have is an insane confession
to protect somebody ejse and to get
Boys Crime Planned.
"Kellv is'between two millatnnes
Havner ind Wilkerson. Kelly may
have to go to an asylum bcause
Havner hates Wilkerson. It is a
trick to pick out a half-witted victim
and fasten ac rime on him because
he has no defense.
"I believe this crime was carefull v
planned scheme and it istusual is, in
such cases to try to fasten it on some
body else. ,
"I ask Havner to state which one
of three reasons brought out by him
caused Kelly to commit, this crimes
PATRIOTIC CITIZENS TAKE
HOMES AT NIGHT TO KISS FLAG
County Attorney Tingle and Court Clerk Fuller Promise
Jn Presence of Large Crowd at Opera House to
Resign; Forced to Head Parade Sing r
ing National Anthems.
(Continued on Face Two, Column One.)
Butte, Neb., Sept. 25. (Special Telegram.) Resignations
of two county officers were demanded and the promise made
that they would be forthcoming when they were taken from
their homes at night and marched by a crowd of several hun
dred citizens of Boyd county to the Butte opera house and made
to swear allegiance to the United States and kiss the American
flag in the presence of a large crowd gathered to bid farewell
to the drafted men of the second contingent Saturday night.
O TAKEN FROM HOMES' -
After a stirring patriotic address by
J. A. Donahue a crowd in response
to a bugle call formed and visited
the homer of all men suspected of
pro-German sympathies who were not
at the meeting. The suspects were'
taken from their homes and escorted
to the hall. Among the number were
County Attorney A. H. Tingle and
Clerk of the District Court J. N.
Fuller. , , .;-
As the crowd neared ' the hall
George Allivator, one of he men ac
cused of being pro-German, struck an
old tivil war veteran named McCum
The insult Was resented by one of
the young men who had been called
in the draft. When first called upon
Allivator faced the crowd with a gun
in his hand, but he was overpowered
and the weapon was taken from him
The scene at the opera house was
perhaps the most dramatio ever wit
nessed in Nebraska. The patriotic
citizenry of Boyd county was backed
by the men in. olive-drab about to
leave for the froAt. No more effective
staging of the picture could - have
been planned. v , .
i ; ' 'i Promise to Resign. f "
One by one the various suspects
picked up were made to stand forth
on the stage of the opera house and
swear allegiance to the United States
and kiss the flag. . ' ' :
After Tingle and Fuller had re
sponded and "done their bit":, they
were requested to immediately resign
from county offices they are now hold
ing. Both promised that they would.
' After the ceremonies at the opera
house a parade formed to march, with
the accused men leading. Then came
the drafted men followed by citizens
singing patriotic songs. The suspected
men were forced to join in the singing
while the procession moved) through,
the principal streets, c . -
A large American flag was nailed to
the door of the county attorney's resi
dence. This is the first time since
the United States entered the war that
he has allowed, a flag displayed on
his property, according to statements
made by patriotic citizens who placed
the flag there. . V .
Sunday morning 6h auto parade
one-half mile long accompanied the
twenty-six drafted men to Anoka, the
nearest railroad town, where they en
trained for Fort Riley.
Which Caused Near
GERMAN AIR RAID
RESULTS IN TOLL
OF 15 CIVILIANS
British Press Demands Repris
als, Saying Teuton Invasions
Would Stop as Result of
London, Sept. 25. Fifteen persons
were killed 'and twenty injured in
last night's air raid over London.
The Zeppelins which crossed the
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coasts
did not penetrate inland, being driven
on oy gun nre. inree women were
Only two airplanes penetrated the
defenses of London it is officially re
ported. ;; .. ,v:;;;
Reports from Kentish town say
inac aoout eight Bombs were dropped
in last night's air raid, according to a
telegram iron, an fcssex-coast town.
' The - first intimation of the raid
came about 7:30 o'clock, when anti
aircraft guns opened fire and droning
oi tne airplanes motors could be
The bombing over this town contin
ued for about two hours at intervals,
but so far as could be learned only
three bombs .were dropped and ap
parently there was no great property
damage. , .
Reports from Yorkshire indicate
that the Zeppelins which aoDeared
early this morning off the Lincoln
shire and Yorkshire coasts dropped
bombs and aerial torpedoes. The
amount of damage has not been as
certained. The signal, that all was
clear was given at about 5 o'clock
this morning, i '
People Demand Reprisals.
The Daily Mail, commenting on last
mgnt s air raid, call tor reprisals, say
ing: ' v. - . '; ;
ine critisn people wou d view
these attacks with entire indifference
if they knew that every one of them
was followed by -an attack in which
twice the weight of bombs dropped
here was showered on German towns.
Let's hit the Germans; hit them
hard. - ,
Full Harvest Moon.
There being perfect weather for air
operations, Londoners 'expected a
visit from German craft arid their ex
pectations were fulfilled. Shortly after
8 o'clock 'guns were heard firing in the
suburbs and the metropolis had a rep
etition of the experience to which it
has become accustomed.
Performances in the majority of the
theaters proceeded without a break.
Many persons livine in the neiehbor-
hood of the underground railways
took refuge in the stations. The work
of the police, firemen, civil constables
and Red Cross, as well as the
women's auxiliaries, wass prompt.
In Three Squadrons. .
No reports of any serious casualtv
have been received by the Press As-
(Contlnued on Par Five. Column One.)
Curfew Shall Ring; Children Under
Fifteen Must Then All Be at Home
"Curfew shall not ring tonight" has
been revised to "Curfew shall ring to
night," with words and music by the
city council, the juvenile, authorities
and the committee on morals of the
Nebraska State Council of Defense.
Following a joint session of the
city dads, Judge "Leslie, Probation Of
ficer Miller and the defense-council's
committee, the city council ordered
Police Commissioner Kugel to in
struct his police officers. to enforce
the curfew law, which provides that
all children under 13 years of age
must be off the streets when the'eur
few rings. The hour, under the law,
is 9 o'clock in' the summer and 8
o'clock in the winter.
The council, at the urgent nequest
of the women comprising the defense
council's committee, of which Dr. Jen
nie Callfas ischairman, agreed to im
mediately take steps to amend the
curfew ordinance sd that it will in
clude all children up to 18 years of
age instead of JS. -The legal proc
ess to pass the amendment will con-
sume about ten days, after which it
will be fifteen-, more days before it
goes into effect.
Probation Officer Miller also told
the women he and his department
would lend, every possible -aid and
he also offered to co-operate with the
women in the organization of a vol
unteer morals squad which will sup
plement the police in their efforts to
rid Omaha's streets, of delinquent ju
veniles. This volunteer squad will be
equipped with badges and fully au
thority to act.
The ainv of the movement to en
force the curfew law is particularly
to keep young girls off the streets.
Since war was declared an unusual
condition has arisen. Dr. Callfas,
speaking for the committee of women,
pointed out that- the time fo'r action
had come and that it was high time
to eliminate all "bluff." "These young
girls not only.are ruining themselves,"
said Dr. Callfas, "but they are ruining
our boys, too. Many of them have
mothers or parents who are too le
nient, so we must look out for them.",
Clerical errors which resulted in
near riots at Gering and other west
ern Nebraska towns last week are
being corrected by the district exemp
tion board, assisted' by Dr. L. R.
Jones of the local draft board of
Scottsbluff county and Judge R. W,
Hobart Gering, representing the
State Council of Defense.' 'l--
The western men conferred with
district exemption board officials yes
terday. Certified lists, which reversed
the action of the local board in the
western part of the state,, were cor
lhe loliowinR men have been un
certified" for service and i have been
taken off the' lists and exempted for
the time ebing:
Henry B. Noble. Gennz: Earl R. A.
Mann, Scottsbluff: Roy M. Phelos.
Scottsbluff; Otto D. Graves. Gerine:
J. Arthur Otto Scottsbluff; Norris S.
Uement. scottsbluff: Rev. Edwin H.
Slocum, Scottsbluff; Luther G. Wil
liams, hcottsbluff; Don L. Water-
man, Scottsbluff: John W. Leedom,
Scottsbluff. , .. .
The Cry For Help!
It comes loud from all
sides in consequence of the
: shortened : . labor market
depleted by war demands.
N The Answer
vis readily had if you "only
, make sure of reaching the
people who are competent ,
, and in position to respond.
All you need do is . ;
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