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r0MAB.1 otJJNDAT BEE: ' SElrEMJBEK - 0, lyZD.
BEING TOWED TO
Official Reoort On Accident
Declares It Was Caused by i
Air Valve's Failure
Pl)adelphia,. Pa., ' Sept. 4. The
' United States submarine S-S went to
the bottom of the Atlantic ocean aft
Cape Henlopen because a large air
intake valve failed to close when
me sun mauc a. pxactice live, in.
-navy panance a : crash dive. 1 here
were 38 oflicers and enlisted xnen
This was revealed today in ths, oi
ficial report qk the accident made by
the commander of the destroyer
The Beaver was standing by the
battleship Ohio, which today is tow
ing the ill-fated submarine to the
Delaware breakwater, creeping along
about three miles an hour. Nothing
had been heard by naval authorities
late this morning from the Ohio, but
it was believed that the flotilla would
arrive at the breakwater, 90 miles
down the river from Philadelphia,
' late today. t
Receive Official Report.
Briefly, but reVealing the desperate
plight of the imprisoned, men, the
Beaver's report tells of the accident
and the work of rescue.
It discloses that it was largely
through the work of -the imprisoned
men under the direction of Lieu
tenant Commander Charles Cooke,
jr., that they were saved, and tfiat
it was their own desperate efforts
and not a telephone buoy, as-first
reported, that attracted attention of
he rescuing ships. The crew
learned that the stern of their ship
was above water. Then, working
as they never worked ' before, they
1 , gouged a small hole through the
steel hull.. To do this they climbed
up the side of the ship, standing at
an angle of about 68 degrees. A
RuntTr White "Flag."
Through this , hole they thrust a
pole, a sailor's white undershirt tied
to it, and wig-wagged signals of
distress, which were seen by the
from the east where she spent a
steamship Alanthus, the first vessel
to pass, 27 hours later.
The report of the Beaver shows
that the accident occurred at 2 p.
m. Wednesday. With the boat at
the bottom in 168 feet of water, the
men w orked -desperately: Some of
the water was expelled and the
stern rose slowly, but the storage
batteries had been flooded, releasing
f. chlorine fumes, the same gas that
the Germans used in the world war.
The fumes drove the crew from
the compartments. With the bat
teries flooded, they presumably J
were forced to work practically in
darkness, aided only by small flash
lights. 1 Worked in Relays.
V The men worked in two-minute
relays. They could not stand it
J.for a longer period, t The chlorine
sank to the ' bow of the ship, but-r
' there was no fresh air and the oxy
gen was rapidly being exhausted.
Sweating and -panting, the men
worked at the hull. It was slow
work, but finally a hole was made
and a thin trickle of fresh air
"Consider- saving personnel was
. splendid feat, i Slightest - mistake
after accident on part of officers
would have resulted loss of some or
h". the Beaver report said, tersely.
Blame Sub's Crew.
Members of the crew of a de
stroyer which arrived at the Phila
, dclphia navy yard after having been
- s th rn of 'the disaster declared
the accident was due to negligence
ftn the part of a member of the crew
of the S-5. Officers would say noth
ing referring interviewers to Wash
mgton. - ;
After a large hole ha'd been drilled
hi the upstanding stern of the sub
marine by Engineer Grace and his
Msistant of the transport General
Coethals, which joined the Alan
l.u in the rescue work, and the
men were take from their prison,
the, hist request of all was tor a
. Every man was wan and pale
from the nearly, two dayspent in
, II1C blllllUg XiAl IV. 11 V O J U'V omi.v-
hull. After they had indulged in a
smoke, they said they wre hungry.
During the night the S-S broke
away from its tow and sank, accord
V ing to a report received at the navy
yard here, r After much hard work
the vessel Was raised. After a new
, towing chain had been attached the
1 journey was resumed.
, 1 Pulling the Vrtly submerged boat
is a slow and arduous task, officials
report, and it may be many hours be
" fore t Delaware , . breakwater is
- reached. 1
Mrs. HaJlie Linn Hill
f To Speak On Immigration
One of the-nnteresting features of
the Methodist conference, which is
' to meet in the First Methodist
church the coming week, will be the
address Friday afternoon, under the
auspices orthe Women's Home Mis-
" sionary society, by Mrs. Hallie Linn
Hill of New York City. Mrs. Hill
will speak on the ubject," "Our Na
tion's Gateway." She -presents the
problem of immigration and Ameri
canization with breadth and bril
liance, basing her address on a solid
foundation of information gained by
personal experience and observation.
Preceding the address, which will
"he at o'clock, the anniversary
luncheon will be served at the Hotel
Loyal, under "the direction of the
loc'l societies. Tickets are 75 cents,
and reservations may be secured
from Mrs. J. WT R-ickard, Walnut
2413, or an y of the auxiliary presi
dents, not Uter than Thursday
morning. . 1
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Pond Lyceum Bureau Fi(es N
Petition iir, Bankruptcy
Newark, N. J, Sept. 4. A petition
in bankruptcy was hied by the Pond
Lyceum bureau, the oldest lecture
promotion concern inr America, in
the United States district court yes
terday. The assets were given , as
$72,044 and the liabilities at $60,259.
Among the assets is listed $50,000
damages1 oiaimed in a suit against
: Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet,
nraUffed Violation of contract.
which is pending in the New York I
supreme court - . f
Sells-Floto Fun Makers to Frolic
In Council Bluffs On Labor Day
'The clowns, the elephants, the pea
nuts and the spangled people are
coming to Council Bluffs for Sells
Floto circus "second largest show
on earth" will parade and give aft
ernoon and night performances at
the-Twentieth street grounds Labor
day. . - '
Sells-Floto comes to the .Bluffs
with two years of triumphant eastej-j
invasion to its cred.it two yearsin
which the show has grown into first
rank position. The same list of fea
tures seen with the circus at the Chi
STRUCK BY HEAVY
TRUCK, MAY DIE
Motorcycle ' Demolished and
Youth Is Hurled Against
Concrete Post Driver
David McMullen. 17. 3508 Avenue
C, Council Bluffs, motorcycle "mes
senger for the Western Union in
Omaha, lies in University hospital
seriously injured as the result of a
collision with, a Nash service truck,
driven b"y Charles Jones, negro, 2220
WHlis avenue, a't 1Q m. yesterday
at Forty-eighth and Dodge streets,
He is not expected to live. Jones
'was arrested for reckless . driving.
He is held at Central police staticn
pending McMullen's recovery or
death. - . , ,
Hurled from Machine.
Both were speeding "at the time of
the accident, according to William
Nicholson, 1022 Atlas street, an eye
witness. Nicholson was driving a
coal truck behind McMullen. Mc-
iviuiien was going west on uooge
street, delivering IS telegrams in the
western section of the city. As he
turned o go south on Forty-eighth
street he was struck by the Jones
truck coming down the incline toward-
The motorcycle was demolished.
The front end of the truck was bad-
Young McMullen was hurled
against a concrete post. He suffered
fractures of both, legs and internal
Police took the injured man to
University hospital in the patrol.
Small bumps, noorlv taken bv the
stiff springs of the patrol, caused the
lad to cry from excruciating pain.
Young McMullen is the son of
Mrs. Emma McMullen 1 in Council
Bluffs, who was immediately noti
fied, of her, son's condition. She has
tened to the hospital.
Thre of his brothers are nc;t at
home. He, With his two sisters,
Carrie and Delia, supported their
Two Men Are Arrested
For Reckless Driving
Two men were arrested Friday
night for intoxication and reckless
driving. ' .
Following a collision with a ma
chine driven by H. M. Davis of Lin
coln at Thirty-third and Pacific
streets, J. M. Hogan, 2117 South
Thirty-third street, was apprehended,
and C. L. Maynes', Kansas City sales
man, was arrested when police sav
he almost collided with the patrol
at Fourteenth and Harney streets.
Maynes fled as far as Twentieth and
Leavenworth streets, where he was
Hogan's case was postponed to
next Tuesday by Judge Fitzgerald
m central ponce coun ycsieruy,
Maynes was fined $5p.
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City. .V. .. .'. ; .State. r......
cago Coliseum will be offered in the
three rings, on the double stage, in
the airiand on the track at Council
There are SO clowns with the
show.V'eaded by Art Borella, whose
clown band was one of the hits of
the Chicago engagement, and Lo
rette, famous 1 :ench droll.
Abe Aronsou and his "rabbit
dogs" are still with" the big troupe,
which answers inquiries in Omaha.
Berta Beeson, star wire dancer; Be
atrice, human top; the Nelsons, the
Beckman-Todds, the Hodginis, the
BOYS WHO TRIED
TO ROB OFFICER
HELD BY POLICE
Cop, Off Duty, Disarms Three
Youthful fcandits While
. His Girl Watches.
Sitting in an automobile with t
young woman at Twentieth and
Clark streets Frjday night in civilian
clothes and off duty, Police Officer
W. V. Hammond was the victim of
an attempted holdup by three young
boys, whom he arrested, he reported
early yesterday. Charles Howard,
IS, 976 North Twenty-fifth street;
Leland Monk, 16, 1917 Grace -street,
and Clyde Lininger, 17, 1550 North
Seventeenth street, are held at Cen
tral police station for investigation.
The officer claimed the boys were
armed with revolvers and that
while ene flashed.a light in his face
another shoved ,a revolver against
him, but he "got the drop on them"
and took their weapons away- from
them. ' ' .
The boys disagree with the officer.
They were returning from the
railroad station, where they had
taken an aunt, the boys declared, and
the officer stopped them and found
their revolvers. -
Each of the boys carried a gener
ous supply of ammunition. Identity
of the young woman in the case was
Striking Mill' Workers In
Mexico City Return to Work
Mexico City, Sept. 4. Leaders of
striking mill workers and tobacco
factory employes net yesterday aft-
ernoon and decided to call off the
strike which affected 30,000 or more
workers in Mexico City and the fed
eral district and ordered that men
and women who walked out early in
the week should return to work to
day. This action was taken follow
ing a promise from Provisional
President de la Huerta 'to intervene
and assure a just settlement of the
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Hobsons, the Rooneys, the Stick
neys, riders; the Jerados, the Mari
neifis, the Harvards, the Milvos, the
Luckeys, the Rowlands, thei New
tons, the 'Hamiltons, aerialists; the
Otawagas, the Slayman .Alis, the
Portias, the La Fleurs, the Beckman
Holts, novelty stage acts; the Wells,
the Delno and Stellox elephants
these are some of the offerings on
the big program.
And the parade it's a really
worth while pageant, with six
bands, three calliopes and ill dens
and cages open to view.
COLBY HOPES TO
SETTLE JAP LAND
Governor Stephens of Cali
fornia Holds Conference With
Secretary in Washington
Proposals Kept Secret.
Chicago Trlhune-Omah Bee Leased Wire
Washington, Sept. '4. The trou
b'esome issue arising out of the ailen
land ownership referendum in Cal
ifornia, was a subject of discussion
between Secretary of State Colby
and Governor tephensof Californ
iaotter which the secretary said he
hid hope that a set'lement of the
question which w6uild be satisfactory
to Japan, the United States and the
government of California would
soon be reached.
Governot-5tephens would not dis
cuss his conference with the secre
It is known, however, that Secre
tarjrColby regards Governor Steph
en's attitude as correct, and wise
from his standpoint and that the
California -executive submitted sug
gestions which will be helpful inthc
State department negotiations with
the Japanese government.
Mr. Colby and Governor Stephens
have been inclose touch for some
time, and there is reason to believe
that the governor has been kept in
formed of the exchanges of views be
tween Secretary Colby and the Jap
anese ambassador. (
No indications have been 'given
out of the nature of the solution un
der consideration, but it is believed
to relate to an agreement between
Secretary . Colby and Ambassador
Sliirlpliara. and. that the necotiatoins
now in progress will lead to a per
manent understanding that will re
move the immigration question from
the field , of misunderstanding be
tween Japan and the United States
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Says He Is Willing to Do Any
thing Expept Surrender In
dependence to Attain ,
World Concord. ,
Marion, O., Sept. 4. Hope that
the United States will take the lead
to "outlaw war" and secure the pe
nianent peace of the world, was
voiced by Senator Harding in a
speech 'at a home-coming celebra
tion at Mount Gilead, O., a town in
his native county. ' V
Addressing a crowd from a street
booth where members of the Ameri
can, Legion, were soliciting , funds
for a home for their local post, the
republican nominee, declared he was
willing to do anything short of sur
rendering the nation's independence
to attain world concord. He main
tained that acceptance of the league
of nations as it was written, how
ever, would involve a sacrifice of
nationality "which no friend of peace
"I want to show my gratitude to
these men in an effective way," said
Senator Harding, turning to the for
mer service men, "by seeing that
neither they nor their sons nor their
sen's sons shall ever be called to
the battletront again. I am not sure
that I am in complete accord with
others as to the means,) but if I can
speak the conscience of America,
we will lead the world to outlaw
The candidate also declared the
nation milst show practical.helpful
generosity to the former soldier,
adding that it was unfair to impose
universal service unless there was
to be an adequate expressrem., of
gratitude with the return of peace.
The speech was the second deliV'
ered'by Senator Harding today, hii
pos'tion in support of co-operative
agreements for farmers having been
outlined a few hours before. '
Co-operative marketing, he told a
committee of thet national board of
farm organizations, would be the
first practical step that could be tak
en to reduce the cost of living.
Woman Admits ervmg
Time In County Jail
Mrs. C. A. Wilson, 1902 Paul
street, who caused the arrest of
Frank Hubatka by reporting that he
tickled her knee while sitting"ibeside
her, in the Princess movie house,
Fourteenth and Douglas streets, two
weeks ago, was questioned about her
own record at the trial of Hubat
ka's appealed case before District
Judge Troup Friday afternoon.
Jhe admitted . sne nas oeen tai-
rtrapA an H thar she ha served
terms in the county jail. Policemen
testified that she "hangs around"
Fotwteenth and Douglas streets.
Hubatka is a prominent amateur
Koc hall nlaver" F.rnie Holmes.
Jake Isaacson and others testified to
his good character, Hubatka denied
the accusation of the Wilson woman.
Judge Troup discharged him.
I , Announcement Extraordinary! I
On Exhibition I
a The Internationally Famous War Pictures J i
TO GIRL, 13, PUPPY
Damage of One Cent Also
Awarded Owner of "Trixie,"
Pet Fox Terrier.
Catherine Lester, 13, will keep
"Trixie.'L her fox terrier puppy pet,
claimed by Rev.' Father Joseph
Olechnowicz, pastor of the St. An
thony Lithuanian Catholic chutch,
S804 South Thirty-second street. '
Catherine's father, John Lester,
S414 South Thirtv-third street, in
addition was awarded 1 cent dam
ages against the priest by Municipal
Judge Patrick in court yester'day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ahlers fox
terrier, Fifty-first and S streets, had
a Utter of pups last May.
Three Pups Sold.
The Lesters and Ahlers are mem
bers of Father Olechnowicz's par
ish. Two of the pups were sold to
the priest and another to the Lester
Naturally all the pups resembled
each other. But about July 5 one
of Father Olechnowicz's puppies
was lost. Trixie looked like the
missing pup to the priest, and he
secured a writ of replevin for the
dog in Justice of the Peace Collins'
When Trixie was transferred
ftom the Lester home to the parish
house, Catherine Lester cried.
So her father took the matter
into the municipal court.
. - Runs to Girl.
The case was heard yesterday aft
ernoon", and in the course of the
hearing Trixie broke loose from
Mrs. Gabreille Oleschowicz, sister-in-law
and housekeeper J for the
priest, and ran across thelroom to
This action, augmented by testi
mony offered by the various mem
bers of the Lester Household, con
vinced Judge Patrick the priest was
mistaken in the identity of the pup,
and decision was rendered today in
favor of the Lesters.
Catherine "Lester and Trixie left
the court room together with their
earts refilled with happiness.
Judge Rules Second Hand
Dealer Must Close Up Shop
Judge George Holmes of munici
pal vcourt .rendered- a decision yes
terday in favor of 'B. Shames, who
has been seeking to evict S. Rabin
owitz from a store building at 711
North Sixteenth , street. Shames,
who conducts, a second hand store
at 709 Norm Sixteenth street and
objectedto his tenant operating a
competitive business ""next door,
won the original case in municipal
pourt. Mr. Kabinowitz hied an ap
peal bond and - Mr. Shames then
presented a motion that the wit of
restriction for the premises should
be executed notwithstanding the ap
peal..' The motion prevailed and it
is now up to Constable Zach Ellis
to see that Mr. Rabinowitz quits the
Man Robbed In Hotel Across
Street From Police Station
Within a stone's throw of Central
police station S. Lira,; Central hotel.,
meventn and IJOdee Streets, reoort-
ed the theft of a watch and revolver
from his room Friday night.
By, Herbert de Mareau, Jr., a
y young soldier of prance. The pic
ture was finished late, in 1914 De
Mareau was killed in battle at
Chateau Thierry on October 6, 1918.
The sjene is in the lone marshes
of Flanders. A "Blue Devil" of
France has been shot down; he is
dying, without a human voice to
comfort him, without a comrade to J
sootne nis agony or carry nome a
'ast message. J
Tet he is not alone for by his
side, with arms extended, stands a
figure, the figure of Him who said,
"I will never leave thee, nor for
On Exhibition FREE !
We invite the public to view these wonderful pictures
free. "Never Alone" at the east end of Fourth Floorand
"The Conquerors" on our new Fifth Floor. "Never Alone"
is valued at $70,000, and "The Conquerors" at $60,000.
UTS TMB MCI
400 SOKOLS WILL
Semi-Finals In Athletic Con
tests Being Conducted To
dayPrize Events Set
Final contests of the athletic
tournament for which more than
400 Sokols from all parts of the
United States have registered will
be held at Creighton field this after
noon. Further preliminary elimination
contests were hel dyesterday. Teams
are divided into three classes, each
Sept. 6th ,
" l ne.uonquerors" - p
By Maxim Platonoff, 12 years
before the beginning of the war in
1914 hence it turned out to be an
actual prophecy. Tolstoi raised
Platonoff from the age of f"
The scene depicts the suffering
Belgians, dying soldiers congregated
around the wayside shrine, "with
the War Lord in the middle dis
tance viewing the fearful havoc he
has produced 'with his heedless
ruthfulness. " '
His sky is considered one of the
most luminous examples of 'sunset '
glow in existence.
class competing ith its own mtnir.,
bcrs. Those who win prizes in
their respective class are promoted
to the class above. Nine prizes will
be awarded Monday to winners. . -N
Hundreds of visitors from aH sec
tions of the state were expected to
arrive in Omaha yesterday and Sun
day morning for the remaining part
cf the fifth national convention!
which closes Tuesday.
A dtnee was held in Sokol hall on
South Thirteenth street last night
More than 1,500 members witnessed
the presentation of the Bohemian
play, "Podskalak," by the dramatic
club of the local organization at the
hall Friday night.
The play, which dealt with life in
Bohemia, was the principal part of
the program of the second night of
Rudolph Chleborad and Mrs. y
F. Herman ek, were among the prin
cipal characters of the four-act play.
Other members of the cast were An
ton Benda, Frank Skyram, Frank
Sterba, Lulu Rozmajzl and Mrs.
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