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Call Tyler 1000
If To If ant to Talk to Th Dm
or to Kojcm Connected
with Tbo Dm
Oa Trains, at -total
Hews g'ands, etc. Be
Tabernacle Packed to Capacity
When Great Preacher Hakes
His Appearance on the
Plunpes Into His Work Without
Hesitation and Gives Fall Ex
hibition of Methods.
Billy Sunday delighted his first
tabernacle audience In Omaha yes
terday morning by exhibiting nearly
all the platform thrills for which he
is famous. He mimicked and acted,
and beat the pulpit with his fist and
stamped upon it with his foot, and
perspired so that the drops rolled
from his brow, and shouted , and
slanged enough to satisfy the most
expectant in all the vast audience
that filled the tabernacle and
crowded In the ten-foot corrider sur
rounding the seats.
He seemed to bid glad defiance to
his critics, by Bailing right into the
two strongest objections brought
against him, namely the collections
and the slang.
Explain About Collection.
One of the first things he did
after making his vigorous way to the
platform was to explain about the
collection. He mentioned that Omaha
is reported to be In the midst of the
most prosperous part of the most
prosperous country in the world. In
regard to the collection he said:
"Not one cent is guaranteed me,
not one penny. These collections are
taken up to pay for the lumber in
this building and the work of erect
ing it and other expenses in the cam
paign. It is taken to pay your debts.
All I get is the collections taken on
the last day of the campaign. Noth
ing more."
' looi Gets Into Blana-.
The first tea minutes., of . lilc rmon
were aa classic In language r wr
tnon of the most "proper" pn- Im
aginable. Then, he suddenly .1 to
the very midst of slangery. li was in
describing; one of the missionary Journeys
of Paul. Paul sewed a. native of a city
who certain people were whom he saw
talking and was told that they were
church members. The evangelist con
tinued: "Paul says, "No, that's a bum steer,
and he went over to where they were
chewing the rag."
This brought tremendous applause and
laughter from the audience. Billy smiled
and when he could be heard, said: "I
cut out all my slang because I was com
ing to Omaha."
He had described Paul as "a wrinkle
browed, dim-eyed, stoop-shouldered gospel
veteran who had been the bullet meat
for all the forces of hell and refused to
dip his colors to the devil's gang of his
fireeted with Applause.
Mr. and Mrs. Sunday entered the
tabernacle together Just as the service
started. The big building was packed to
the doors and probably a thousand were
standing In the corridor looking In to the
main part of the building. And the
crowd applauded as the evangelist walked
furiously up and took his seat on a
wooden-seated chair on the green-car-jpptiil
Nut a smile did Mr. Sunday give nor
imy recognition of the ovation. After the
choir under direction of H. C. Brewster
l.u.l led in singing several hymns and
aftr Mr. Brewster and Mrs. Aaher had
Minff -lA-t Jesus Lead," he leaped to his
f'-et and took his place at his pulpit. The
iiudionce opplauded for probably thirty
second. Billy seemed somewhat bored
by tho demonstration.
Jlli Meddlng Anniversary.
He spoke a word of appreciation and
then announced that the day was great
to him and Mrs. Sunday for another rea
son. "Twenty-seven years ago today 'Ma'
i and I were married," he said. The
audience applauded again. "And I sup
pose you would like to sea 'Ma,' " said
Billy with a smile, turning to where Mrs.
Sunday sat behind the platform. The
people's applause gave vociferous evi
dence of their desire and Mrs. Sunday
came forward smiling and stood beside
(Continued on I'age Vhree, Ooloinn Four!)
The Weather
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Mean temperature....... 74 m
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Temperature and precipitation
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Kicmi for the day j
Tot il deficiency since March 1.' iir,
Normal precipitation li in' h
IJn-flrlency for the dav lotivh
Total rainfall since March 1..Z2. 17 indies
;1 x fii iency since slarch 1 ltimc i
litficency for cor. period, l'Mt. 6 15 inches
Jjt.fu.ieni y lor cor. period. telf Ut ineln-r
U A. WtUll, Local Forecaster.
nperatnro at
Sunday Firsts
"I say to the forces of dam
nation In Omaha, the God
forsaken, weasle-eyed, pus
gutted, hog-Jowled spawn of
hell, come on, we're ready for
you, and you cannot harm us,
for we are ambassadors of
"A lot of people were mighty
pious when they had to walk,
but now that they can afford
a Ford or a Pierce Arrow or a
Packard, it's 'good-bye, God;
1 11 see you later.' "
"An angel from heaven
couldn't come to Omaha and
live for a week and asso
ciate with some of the people
you train with and go back to
heaven without being fumi
gated, carbollclzed, f ormaide
hyded, dry-cleaned and made
over altogether."
"If a man doesn't settle his
salvation before the under
taker pumps him full of em
balming fluid, he's all ln."
"Any time you think you
can do this stunt better than
I can. butt in, old man."
Buss Emperor Declares for War
Until Victory Has Been
LONDON, Sept. 5. A Petrograd
dispatch to Reuter's Telegram com
pany, says:
"Presiding today at the first
meeting of a special congress, hav
ing for its subjects measures to be
taken for national defense with spe
cial reference to the organization of
supply and the transport of stores,
munitions and fuel, the emperor de
clared that Russia would continue
the war untij complete victory had
been achieved.
" 'The Question before the con
gress,' he said, 'is of the gravest im
portance. It concerns the more
speedy equipment of the .army with
munitions, which Is the one object
for which our valiant troop wait in
order to stop foreign invasion and
bring success once more to our arms.
F-jrli-uient has given ma resolutely
and without the least hesitation the
only reply worthy of Russia a reply
which I expected from it, namely,
war until victory is complete.
Vole of IVatlosu
" 'I doubt not that this is the voice of
the whole Russian nation. Nevertheless
the great task we have undertaken im
plies the greatest effort on our part
This thought has become universal, but
it Is necessary to put It Into action with
out delay.
" 'This conference has brought to
gether In the common work of solidifying
the government's delegates of Parlia
ment and the publlo tnsUtutlons and In
dustries. In a word, the representatives
of all business In Russia have entrusted
you with the completest confidence with
powers of an exceptional extent. I shall
always follow with the most profound
attention your labors and will take a
personal part In them If necessary.
Bat Oa Object.
" 'Nothing must distract our thoughts,
our" will and our strength from what Is
now our single goal, which is to drive
the enemy from our borders.
" 'With this and in view, we must
make certain the complete military
equipment of our active array and other
troops called to the colors. The task Is
now entrusted to you, gentlemen. I know
that you will devote all your strength
and all your love for the fatherland to
its accomplishment. Be( to work with
the help of God.' "
Bryan Will Address
"Friends of Peace",
CHICAGO, Sept. S. A ressutlon de-'
clarlng against the shipment of war 1
munitions from this country to European '
belligerents and urging congress to buy)
up all munition factors so as to make
shipments Impossible will be brought be
fore the national, convention of the
Friends of Peace which will be opened
here tomorrow.
Hundreds of delegates arrived and more
are expected tomorrow. A big majority
are German-Americans, Chairman John
Brisbin Walker said:
"The organization la not pro-German,
though," be added, "German naturally
want to see the war ended, because of j
me rearrui sscrinc it exact from their
brothers. German-Americans exceed in
number any other portion of our citlsens
who are of foreign blood. That is why
they predominate in this convention."
It was announced tonight that William
J. Bryan will address the convention
Monday afternoon and probably will
speak also at a mass meeting tn the
Aldrich Will Eun
Against Hitchcock
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Sept. 5. (8pecial.)
Chester H. Aldrich, former governor
of Nebraska, will be a candidate for
the republican nomination for the
United States senate to fill the place
now occupied by Senator Gilbert M.
Hitchcock, democrat.
"God's Grenadiers" is the Subject of
the Stirring; A-terno ' m
at the T'
Aronses -jtism of Audience by
Stirring .Pictures of Events During-
This Country's Wars.
illy Sunday was a recruiting of
ficer for the army of Jesus Christ at
the afternoon meeting at the taber
nacle yesterday.
In a sermon on "God's Grena
diers" he pleaded with stirring
phrases and gestures and wonderful
dramatic ability for recruits to enllBt
in the battle . for God against the
Militancy was his keynote.
"I ask no quarter from the devil
and I give him none," he shouted,
swinging his arms in sledge-hammer
blows as he hurled forth his defi
ance to a demon which to his hear
ers was almost materialised in living
form, by the power which the speaker
put Into his sentence.
Telia of Victories Won.
Sunday told of wars fought "In the
brave days of old," when troops charged
"over the dead, dying and wounded, over
trenches and over horses," t win vic
tories. He roused the patriotism of the audi
ence by stirring pictures of events during
wars conducted by the United States,
lie told of the drummer boy who in a
famous battle In Europe when told to
sound a retreat, said:
"I don't know how to beat a retreat;
I never learned to do that"
"We don't know how to beat a retreat
in the army of Jesus Christ."
As Sunday shouted these words he gave
them the effect of the blare of a trumpet,
emphasising in his habitual manner,
phrases rather than words, and beating
each phrase Into the consciousness of his
hearers. , ,
. The climax of the: meeting had ar
rived. . '
Sunday seised : a chair and carried it
(Continued on Page -Two, Column- One.)
Constitutional Body Closes Consid
eration of All Proposed
ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 6. New
York's constitutional convention
closed consideration of all proposed
amendments amid exciting scenes.
While friends and foes of the pro
posal to permit the legislature to en
act a living wage law for women and
children clamored for a vote on the
measure. President Ellhu Root, on
the motion of Majority Leader Wick
ersbam, declared the convention ad
journed until next Thursday. At
that time consideration will be given
only to the work of the revision com
mittee; and a vote on the wage prop
osition before final adjournment
probably "riday or Saturday will be
Rrpabllcaas te right for It.
Republicans, wbo are In the majority
In the convention, US to 62, will immedi
ately launch a vigorous campaign in be
half of the new constitution. It Is con
sidered -extremely doubtful If the demo
crats will wage an organised fight against
the new Instrument.
The chief proposed amendments would
provide for:
Shortening of the ballot so as to make
the governor, lieutenant-governor, attor
ney general and comptroller the only
elective state officers.
An executive budget system whereby
the leilature might eliminate Items from
the budget of the governor, but make no
Votes for women; the convention merely
provided that If the proposed suffrage
amendment already passed by two legis
latures Is approved at the referendum,
.this. fall. It shall become operative
A ' broader power for cities In relation
to regulating their local affairs and re
vising charters.
KaUlnn the annual salary of the gov
ernor from I10,0u0 to t30 0uu a year and the
salaries of legislators from rUSOO te tZ,Su0
and railroad fare from then homes te
Alase at Teaeasemts.
1 Giving the legislature power te prohibit
manufacturing in tenements.
BrtriKln victims of occupational disease
under the jrovmlun of the workmen's
compcnuution act.
Reapportionment along lines which
would prevent Urcster New York from
having a majority In the senate for ten
yoara at lenat.
bubHlltiitiiiK social for sinking fund
bonus and otherwise changing the bond
ing syntcin from the state and cities along
liius wM' h It Is hcllr ved will save mil
lion In iiiUresl chargts.
(Continued on PagevTwo, Column- bne.) "r'"ffi i .. t , ' . -V V. r r- ....-. ,. ...... . .
"BILLY" SMITES THE DEVIL The acrobatic revival
1st began his engagement in Omaha before three house
filling audiences with a battering-ram assault on the ram
parts of His Satan's Majesty.
, if 1 ;
Vatican Issues Statement Denying
Any Special Message Communi
cated by Gibbons.
ROME (Via Paris), 8ept. 6. Car
dinal Gibbons' Interview with Presi
dent Wilson is oonsidered by the Vati
can as the most important event in
the campaign for the re-establish-ni
en t of peace, but the Vatican wishes
to have the attitude of the pope plain
ly set forth to avoid misunderstand
ing, and therefore has issued a formal
statement to the effect that the pope
did not send any special message by
the cardinal to the president of the
United States.
The situation' at the present mo
ment, it is pointed out, does not
seem favorable for the pope to take
the Initiative in the matter of peace,
but the pontiff is ready to help In
all possible ways in any effort in that
direction from whatever quarter It
comes. The opinion is expressed in
Vatican circles here that the United
States is in the best position to un
dertake such a mission.
Page Ordered to
Touch English Up
WASHINGTON, Bept. S.-Ambassador
Page at London has been Instructed to
make vigorous representation to the
Krltlsh foreign office for the release of
American-owned shipments of German
goods now held up at Rotterdam under
the British ord rs-ln-councll. State de
partment officials Indicated today they
expected an early reply.
i Mother and Son Die
As Auto Plunges
YANKTON. 8. D., Rept. (.-Mrs. Krio
Elde and her son, Kdward, were killed
this afternoon when the automobile In
which they were returning to their coun
try Lome from Weirs dropped off a
bridge approach down an embankment
Into a creek. The victims were members
I of a vluneer family.
Martial Law Declared in Cities of
Island to Combat Hostile
Foreign Propaganda.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. Foreign
influences In Haiti working to block
plans or the United States to pacify
the republic and rehabilitate its
finances under American supervision
have made it necessary to declare
martial law in Port Au Prince, the
capital, and practically all but two
of the country's open ports. Rear
Admiral Caperton, acting within his
general instructions, declared martial
law today and explained that his ac
tion was talyen because of a situa
tion which was beyond the control of
the local government.
Mill Sot Utaelose lafarmattoa.
For reasons of international polloy tha
Biate department will not disclose anv of
- -the
Information it has received bearing
! on the subject. There have recently been
; persUUnt reports of the activity of for
eign agents, and so marked has been the
effect of their activities upon members
of tha Haltlon congress and government
that the State department found tt neces
sary to hurry Its policy of educating tha
I people of Haiti to an appreciation of the
1 benefits of American financial control
with ita protection against insistent for
eign creditors.
Franc la among the largest of Haiti's
creditors. Its citlsens being said to have
about I30.OCO.000 in Haltlea national bonds
besides large mercantile and banking In
terests In the republic. France has not
only refrained from opposing the develop
ment of the American policy, but Am
bassador J us so rand yesterday assured the
biate department of rYom'h approval of
any plans which would result in the
establishment of a stable and responsible
government In Haiti.
Series of Battles Are Being Fought
South of the Fripet
LONDON, Sept. 6. Although they
continue their retirement in some
sectors and are being driven back In
others, the Russians, on the whole,
have stiffened their opposition to the
Austro-German advance and the Ger
manic allies now have to fight, and
flRht hard, for every yard of ground
whkih they gain.
Away to the north, Just below the
Gulf of Riga, a big battle is in prog
ress for possession of the river
Dvlna, and the Germans now occupy
the western bank between Lenne
wada, where they captured a bridge
head yesterday, and Friedrichstadt,
where another bridgehead was taken
by storm today.
These successes. If they can he carried
to a conclusion by forcing a crossing of
the Dvlna, must result In the evacuation
of the town of Ulna, which already la
being threatened from the west and
south by Field Marshal von Hlnden
burg's army.
rlt Series of Balf'es.
From Frlednchstsdi south to the
Prlpet marshes, the Russlsns and Ger
mans are engsged In a series of battles,
and while the Russians by a counter of
fensive along the Vllna river, and coun
ter attacks at other points, are Inflicting
heavy losses on their pursuers, they ara
being pressed back and the town of
Vllna, wl.lch has already been evacu
ated by tlx) livlllanx. probably will soon
be left behind by the llUKslan army.
To the south of Urn I'llp.t uiiiihIks a
series of battles nr being foUKht. The
Russians ahum ! Slyr nd t'reth riv
ers am nuikliig n slulilHiru sl.ind und the
Auntro-liunKuriitiiK, In whoxe ranlis
there Is a strong leavening of Hi-rinunx,
arc finding their wuy eastward burred
on niciHt of the fronts. They have, how
ever, forced a croHnlug of the Herein
river at Its Junction with the Dniester,
so that now a very narrow strip of Ca
uda remains In Ilunntan hands.
Finding It imposs bio to inako head
way In their frontal uttacks on the
positions covering the fortresses of
lubno snd Ruvno, which were bases of
the llUKslsn armies for their advance
through Oallela, the Austrian are mak
ing an attempt to turn these positions
from the south and claim that General
von Boehm-Ermolll has broken through
the Russian lines.
There Is no Indication where the new
Russian lines are, but from their strong
defense It is evident that they Intend
If possible to bring the Austro-Germans'
offenalve to, a standstill not far east
of where they are now offering a most
stubborn resistance. Bo far as the Rus
sian armies are concerned It is apparent
that they are fairly safe from any en
circling movement unless tlis Germans
can quickly throw a strong force across
the Dvlna southeast of Riga.
At present the Russians have behind
them a large number of roads leading
east and northeast, and as they have
proved themselves to be masters of
retreat, military writers here are con
vinced that they will remain nowhur
long enough to be caught. The r tu
guards, of course, occasionally fad into
the hsnds of the pursuers.
Tbe French, bntuh and Belgian artil
lery continue an Insistent bombardment
of tha German trenches and cantonments
In tha west, but thus far iue txptclcd
offensive has not developed, an the
designs of General Joffre, t.ic French
commander In chief are not disclosed.
The Invasion of Roumania by the
Austro-Uermans. with or without, a
declaration of war, Is being discussed as
a probability In the balks r. capitals.
A heavy fall of mow has added to the
difficulties of tbe Italians and Austrian
In the Alps. But they continue the bom
bardment of tha opposing naattlons and
both claim guocaesea.
Hesperian, Carrying Canadian Sol
diers and Mounted and Visible
Gun Attacked Off Ire
17. S. Consul at Queenstown Says
Ship Armed with Heavy
LONDON, Sept. 5. The Allen
steamship Hesperian was torpedoed
at 8:20 o'clock last night off the
south coast of Ireland, 100 miles
southwest of Fastnet. Approximately
850 passengers were on board, one
or two of them Americans.
ill LI.ETI N.
MONTREAL, Sept. 5. Tha Allen
management today received tele
grams from England informing them
that the Hesperian was torpedoed
and was proceeding to Queenstown
under convoy.
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 6. The Allen
line Issued the following notice this
"All the passengers and rew of
the Hesperian were safely landed to
day at Queenstown."
LONDON. Sept. 5. The Allen
liner Hesperian was torpedoed off
the south coast of Ireland by a Ger
man submarine. The ship was re
ported keeping afloat. The passen
gers and crew are being taken to
The Hesperian carried 600 persons,
of whom 350 were passengers. All
were saved. The liner was bound
from Liverpool to Montreal. It was
torpedoed at 8 o'clock last night
about 800 miles southeast of Fastnet.
Passengers say the liner was tor
pedoed without warning. The boats
got away quickly,
Many wounded Canadian soldiers were
aboard. .
The Hesperian ts wow proceeding to
Queenstown with tha assistant) of ad
miralty tugs.
The American consul at Queenstown
reported to the American embassy that
there were one or two Americana aboard
the Hesperian, but that none was lost.
Didn't Slak.
The steamer did not sink and la re
ported proceeding, under convoy to
Qupenstown, to which port most of tha
passengers and crew were taken by rea
Mir steamers.
Passengers landed at Queenstown as
serted that the attack was made without
warning. The American consul at
Qucenstonn telegraphed the embassy
here that there were one or two Ameri
cans aboard, adding that none was lost
The Ht;rilaii, a vessel of 10.MD tons
gross, waa outward bound from Liver
pool for Montreal. Many of tha SAO pas
sengers aboard were wounded Canadian
soldiers on their way home from tha
front There were approximately SM in
the crew.
The attack upon the Hesperian earn
just as darkness was falling. Passengers
who have reached Queenstown express
the belief that she had been chased for
some dlstsnce by a submarine, whloh
fired as soon as tt was within range. The
attsck came so suddenly, It was stated,
that frreat alarm waa felt aboard the
Tails for Aid.
The torpedo struck the Hesperian for
ward of the engine room tearing away
(Continued on l ege Two. Column Five.)
All Rights Reaerved.
Com fine day yoa may need elarka
to alp yea raa your store
Jaat use a small Bee Want-ad
You'll get elerka by t- soJre.
for a well-worded Waat-ad
Will be seea by seme brlS elark
Who It lookls for a 1oS
Aad wke really waata te work,
o a Blaster what yoa waat
H aeed to fret sad worry
fust as a anal Bee Waat-a4
Aad fill, tkeaa la a harry.
The "Hln Wanted" ro'untns of Th
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rf life. To secure the best hek of an)
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