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The Omaha Daily
VOL. X1.V--X0. VS.
Oa Trail, at Hotl
SUws IIUll, et It
Evangelist Works Himself Into a
Frenzy at He Denounces the
Liquor Traffic of This
Says that Any Man Who Votes for
' Saloons Deserves to Have Son
Die a Drunkard. ,
Trail Attend- Cil'M-
Hitters, ano. tlons.
Previous days. ..4.014 '4B8.603
Mjrnlnr 3B s.BOO 9 9n.la
Aftst-noo 78 .000 M1.43
EVeTltn- 197 11.0OO 1"4
Auditor!"- .. . 105 4,000 181.45
Tots'. 4,356 531,100 91,837.35
Co'leotions at both eftsraoon meet
lnra for h Jouslaa County Dry oatn
palga f and.
"Rllly" Sunday lambasted the. saloon
with all the power that was In him at
a men's meeting at the tabernacle yester
day afternoon. While he worked him
self into a fremy of denunciation namea
like "dirty ganir," "Ham," "cutthroaU,"
"Jackassea." "fools," "blasphemers,"
nd "skunks'' and many others poured
from his mouth In volleys. Sometimes he
attacked with sarcasm. Irony and scorn
ful laughter.
"I hate the dirty business with a per
fect hatred." he told the audience In a
high falsetto. He gritted his teeth and
shrieked "and I love to hate It." He
laughed and his laugh made his scorn
end hatred more apparent to the audi
ence. His f itch tins spirit waa Infectious
and the audience applauded.
"Any man who votes for the saloon
deserves to have his hoy die a drunkard,
ire deserves to Have his daughter live
"I said ill my opinion every man who
votes for a saloon deserves to have hi
daughter live In the embrace of a drunk
ard." he repeated, loudly and deliberately
and looked around as though to find
some one who would take Issue with. htm.
Talks Politics.
His remark to voter was one of sev
eral statements which had a political
bearing. In fact he talked more politics
than he had at any previous meeting In
"Billy" twice got a hand from prao
ttcally the entire audience. Once was
when he said early In hia talk:
- "If time and health permit I'm com
ing back during the campaign to fight
this5 dirty 'gariV V- n : --
The other time was when he said;. '
"Let us sea that no senator or con
gressman represents us in the United
States congress who will not vote for a
prohibition amendment, to the constitu
tion." Local sympathisers of the Sunday cam
paign . who are interested In politics ex
pressed themselves as pieased with this
statement on account of Its close appli
cation to the approaching campaign.
Stand t' for Prohibition.
Nearly the entire audience stood up
when Sunday asked for a pledge that
those present would do wnat they could
to advance the cause or prohibition in
Sunday attacked local vptlon and reg
ulation of the liquor traffic. Option, he
said, was used by the brewers to delay
He spoke of regulation In this manner:
-"You can't regulate a skunk so he won't
When Sunday said: "Borne of you pol
iticians wouldn't be holding office if it
wasn't for the liquor traffic,'' there was
much applause.
Then he said: "Some of you couldn't
rent your buildings If It wasn't for the
liquor traffic."
There was half-hearted applause at
that and Sunday turned on the audience
in a flash.
Afraid 4 Applaad.
"Some of you fellows wouldn't clap
your hands together when I said that for
fear we'd think you were four-flushers,"
lie remarked. '
"Single handed I've fought the whisky
Interests of this country," Sundaytold
his audience, "and they've used hun
drids of thousands of dollars to vllllfy
me. I've had my life threatened all over
this country by the white llvered, blas
phemous gang, but I'm going to continue
to fight without compromise and with
out fear."
He held up vivid word pictures to his
audience of horrors of the liquor traf
fic. Once be got down on his hands and
knees while he was telling a story. He
took off his coat, then prayed, standing
on a chair and holding hia coat in his
hand. -
Seventy-five men hit the trail In re
sponse to an invitation by Sunday to
"como down and grasp my hand for re
ligion. "Here's my band for God and for
truth," he said.
The Weather
Kor Nebraska: Fair; warmer.
Trniperatare at Omaha Yesterday.
Hours. . . eg.
S a, m
f a. m 4
T a. ra v.... 60
S a. m M
a. m M
10 a. m M
11 a. ra
II m 74
l p. m 74
2 p. m '8
IU. ...... . I
4 P. m , W
I p. m 7
t p. m 77
7 d. m 7
Issisaratlrt Local. Record.
WIS. 1S14. 1911 1911
fllghest yestrday W 64 7
Ixmesi yesterday 4 b 45 64
Mean temperature M M 67 - M
I'reulpltation 00 .OA .00 .77
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from tbe normal:
Neimal temperature f&
iM'fii'ii-ncy for the day (
VuIhI deficiency since March 1 514
Normal precipitation 07 Inch
lflcWncy (or the day 07 Inch
Tolul rainfall since March 1...UM Indies
iteficiency siiice March 1 1.37 inches
iKflcVncy for cor. rl xl. 1W4.. l.l Inches
Uefi'uncy for cor. period, lai,. 6 7 J inches
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. V KLbU, Local t'umuukr.
Attorney General Says He Thinks
Good Case Has Been Made on
Passenger Rates.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 10.-(8peclal. "It will
cost the people of Nebraska more than
12,0110.000 annually If the railroads make
their case before the Interstate Commerce
commission In Washington to advance
Interstate rates from t cents to t cents
a mile," Attorney General Willis B. Heed
said last night, upon his return from the
national capital, where he presented ar
guments In the case.
Nebraskans would suffer, he points out,
since the railroads, lfthey win the case.
Would Unite fnrvfa In Ihn nr..Tif naa nf
the Missouri Pacific In the federal court j
stitistlonal, as has been recently done bo
fore the supreme court In the West Vir
ginia esse. ,
Mr. Reed Is confident the railroads will
lose. The showing which they made was
not nearly so Impressive as In the ftrlght
rate case, he though and their victory
was only about one-third on cession.
The attorney general confined his argu
ment to a Just apportionment of the
operating expenses of the passenger and
freight departments, and pointed out
where the railroads erred In using the
engine ton formula. He at the snme time
pointed out that railroads making a Just
profit in Nebraska, to raise their rates on
the passenger service must reduce them
on freight.
Sweet Holds Important Place.
The attorney general's office yesterday
received from the State department In
Washington printed copies of the diplo
matic correspondence with European
countries of the last two months, which
was directed to and transcribed by E. C.
Sweet, a Nebraska boy. who has been
confidential secretary to both W. J.
Bryan and Secretary of State Lansing.
The documents have to do with the
blockade measures, the sinking of, the
Nebraska. Frye, and the Falaba up to
And Including the dismissal of Ambassa
dor Duma of Austria-Hungary.'
The papers were not only dictated to
Mr. Sweet, but replies came to him In
code form and he Is the only one at the
national capitol possessed of the secret
of the translation of them.
Sweet was a former resident of Atkin
son, Neb., and was graduated from a
business college in Omaha and served
In the law office of Attorney General
Reed for sis years. He then came to
Lincoln and served withy the strong law
firm of Halner & Craft here and when
Mr. Bryan was made secretary of state
was taken to Waahingtbn. He - was
strongly recommended to Secretary Lan
sing when Mr. Bryan retired.
Beckmana Returns.
,-LsjnJ - .Commissioner. Rookmann . re
turned yesterday from a' l.JOO-mHa" trip
over the southern and western sections
of Nebraska, where he waa Inspecting
school lands in seven counties. Corn In
southeastern Nebraska was practically
out of the way when the frost came,
Mr. Beckmana said, but- north and west
of Custer county it has been damaged
slightly. Mr. Beckmann found several
tracts of land belonging to the state,
which were greatly undervalued, and he
will ask the state board to raise the
Order to Show Canse.
The Nebraska Railway commission has
notified all Nebraska railroads to show
cause why Class B rates on order "No. It
should not apply to emigrants' movables,
now charged at commodity rates, which
are considerably higher than Class B
tariff schedules. The hearing Is set for
October JO. the same date the commis
sion will deside on the reclassification of !
twenty Items of produce before the com
mission. Phoao Complaint Fat Off.
Hearing on the complaint of the Lin
coln Telephone and Telegraph company
against the Continental Oas and Electrio
company transmission lines from Hamp
ton to Tork has been postponed. It is
understood that the Lincoln company
has withdrawn Its objection to th
transmission line, which was brought
under the new stats law passed by the
last legislature. , -.
Tokio Seer Predicts
Two Girls for Wilson
LOS ANGELES, Oct. W.-On April SO
last, while Prof. Don Show Kodama of
Toklo waa visiting on this coast, he
predicted that President Wilson would
wed a widow about 40 years old, that the
couple would reside in New Tork, have
a long and happy life and be blessed with
two children, both daughters.
Prof.. Kodama Is a seer from Nippon,
who uses the sengt blocks (sacred bam-
l boo stick), prayer and Imagination, to
solve the mysteries of the future.
In speaking, through an Interpreter, of
the president. Prof. Kodama said:
"I have Just had a dream or vision of
Woodrow Wilson. In It, I see that the
president will wed a widow some time
before next March. She will be 40 years
old. They will live in New .York after
the marriage, and after Mr. Wilson's
term expires, as he will not be re-elected,
their life will be long and happy, and
they wUl ba blessed with two daughters."
TORK. Neb., Oct. 10. Bpeolal Telegram.)
Marion Elliott was killed this morning
three and one-half miles northeast of
Thayer by train No. J on the North
western railroad. Mr. Elliott was on his
way from his home at Uresham to visit
hia brother and waa In a buggy and was
caught on the road crossing. The body
waa carried about 4u reet The team
escaped unhurt. A coroner's Inquest will
be held at Thayer tomororow evening.
lloldra Estate Pays Tax.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Oct. 10. (Special.)
The inheritance tax against the estate
of Wlnfleld Holden has ben settled In
sOtoe county. The total amount found
to be due was $.1,477.10. Of this amount
Otoe county nets t?.905.M, and! Johnson
coi'nty gets fi71.1I. The balance goes t)
WHEN "BILLY" TOLD SINNERS of their chance for sal
vation Sunday morning he was terribly in earnest.
Says that to Do Real Good Tou Must
Pray Long, Earnestly and
Perhaps 30 per cent of the audi
ence of 8,500 persons at the taber
acleSunay oenooa rere la tears
when "''S'lny"' Sunday preached the
sermon on the agony of Christ In
his great ' prayer In the Garden of
Gethsemane. . Mr. Sunday insisted
that to djo real good one must pray
long, earnestly and agonizingly.
"Tou people look to me as if you
ate too much and slept too well over
Omaha' going down to hell," said
the speaker. . "I say meet Omaha
with tears and agony; that is the
argument that cannot be answered."
He told the story of an Infidel who
boasted that he could defeat any argu
ment advanced In favor of the Christian
life. A deacon drove twelve, miles in the
snow to that man's home and asked him
to be a Christian. The fellow cursed at
him and told him to mind his own busi
ness. He did not even ask the deacon
to come in and warm his feet. The good
man stood In the snow and wept over
the Infidel, but finally turned and drove
away In tbe snow. ,
Confesses Christ.
Tears' afterward the Infidel went all
the way to Saratoga,, N, T., to confess
Christ to this same mail, for he heard
he could be found there. He said then
that he had not slept through a peaceful
night since that time h cursed the man
that came to help him. "The tears of
that man standing knee deep In the
now," said Mr. Sunday, "were an argu
ment he could not answer."
Again the evangelist' pointed out that
the people of Christ must be active If
they wish to do good work. "If Ood
had no more concern about Omaha than
some of Its people have," he said,
"Omaha would have been In hell ages
He told the story of the lost boy In
Chicago and of the great agony of the
mother until she enfolded her baby boy
In her arms at the police station, where
he had had been taken toy Mr. Sunday,
' Agesy Over Lost Souls.
"Right there," said the evangelist, "I
thought If this mother suffers so at the
thought of her lost baby ooy, I will Just
multiply that agony by Infinity to kno
how God must feel over hia world of
people lost. I never saw a Univorsallst
or a Unitarian that sweat a collar down
through his concern for ths saving of
It was announced that Tuesday after
noon and evening the seimon on amuse
ments will be repeated. Also It was an
nounced that the forenoon offering will
be for ths Salvation army rescua home,
and ths evening for the Volunteers of
Thirty-five came forward on the saw
dust trail to grasp the hand of the evan
gelist at the morning meeting, and gave
their names for the churoh records.
Urges Free Hand for
Turkey in Armenia
BERLIN, Oct. 10. (Via London.) Count
Ernest von Reventlow, military writer
for the Tsges Zeltung, In an article In
that paper under the headline, "Ths Up
roar About The Armenian Atrocities' Be
gins," declares flatly that it Is Turkey's
own affair how It deals wfth Armenian
uprisings. His article was Inspired by
the report thst Henry Morgenthau, the
I'nlted States ambassador to Turkey, had
given Turkey notice that Its relations
with the United htates would be endan
gered if the Armenian maaaiacies were
it t fctoprxd.
" i t " ; '. !
i V Y
Jehu Forced to Yield His Machine
to Pair of Audacious Negro
Edward PoBgorshek, a taxi driver
living at 350a Hamilton, and whose
stand,, is on -Douglas jftreet between
Fourteenth and 'Vifteeuth streets,
was robbed of f 6, his automobile and
his gold watch early .this mornjng by
two negro fares who called him to
Fourteenth and Dodge streets and
then had him drive them to Krug
park. -
The negroes wert very amicable
until they got near the park. They
then pulled revolvers and forced the
driver to get out of the car and hand
over his money. ':
"You can walk. back to town, it
ain't far," they .told him, as they
drove off with the car, a new six
cylinder Buick.
Chicago Saloons
Closed on Sunday.
' Pirst Time in Age
CHICAGO,' Oct. 10.-Be.loon, hotel and
restaurant bars were closed here today
for the first time In forty-four years.
Mayor Thompson's order sf a week; ago
was In conformity with a state law
which had almost been forgotten because
of its nonobservance, the 7,152 saloons of
the city and the restaurants and hotels
operating their liquor privileges under a
city ordinance requiring closure only be
tween the hours of 1:00 a. m. and 6:00
a. m.
According' to police reports, the order
of the mayor was generally observed.
Instances of places In widely scattered
parts of the city opening side doors for
admittance of a favored few were re
ported, but these luslanoea were com
paratively rare in the loop district, the
order being rigidly observed, according
to the police.
Leaders of the liquor Interests said they
were pleased at the response to the word
to "clamp the lid tight," sent broadcast
late yesterdsy following tho refusal of
Circuit Judge Matchett to enjoin the
mayor and Acting Mayor Moorhouso
from enforcing the order to close at mid.
night. "
In the villages and towns surrounding
the city ths proprietors of public houses
were said to have done an exceptional
business tut a result of a strict enforce
ment of the law In Chicago.
Two More Steamers
Sunk by Germans
LONDON, Oct. W.-The sinking of two
more steamships, one of them a neutral,
was announced today. They are the
British steamer New Castle, 1.402 tons
gross, owned In New Castle, and the
Greek steamer Dlmltrlos, 3,608 tons, owned
In Andi-os. Ths crews of both, vessels
are reported to have been saved.
FIOUX CITV. !., Oct. 10. George Ford,
formerly a saloonkeeper, who was jointly
! Indicted with George Pelrca, ex-chlt-f of
: .llc now under sentence for three years
j for 'c:oni'lrary, today pleaded guilty In
tne aiitrui court to bribery on two
roqnts and was fined t00 for eaih of
fense by Juilge W. O. Scars. Ford lin
mt dltUuly paid the fins
Has Words of Praise for "Billy"
Sunday and for Omaha After
Ride About Town.
Refuses to Talk About the Outcome
of His Trip to His Mines
Although apparently democratic
and thoroughly cordial, affable and
accommodating to newspaper men
who met him at the union depot Sun
day afternoon on his way east from
hia extended "welfare visit" among
the m'nerg of Colorado, John D.
Rorkpfeller, Jr., flatly refused to dis
cuss his trip or My whether or not
ho expected a svorable outcome or
was satlxfled with his work out
there. , ,
However, he was quite willing to
pay compliments to Omaha and
"Billy" Sunday, and praised both
generauHly. after slopping off for al
most two hours between trains, dur
ing which time he made an auto tour
of the city.
Praise for Baaday.
"I don't know Mr. Sunday, and never
heard him preach," the eon of the
Standard and Colorado Fuel and Iron
king said. "But Judging from second
hand Information he Is a remarkable man
and la doing lots of good."
At the suggestion of reporters, the mil
lionaire visitor motored past the tebex
nacle and viewed the big structure. He
was also. Invited to remain longer In
Omaha and hear the evangelist preach
last nlKht.
"I'm sarry It Is impossible to do that,"
Mr. Rockefeller said, "I would like to
hear Mr. Sunday, but It can't be ar
ranged on this trip.
PleaseA with. Omaha-
"Omaha seems to be a very attractive
city. It looks like a good place to live.
This Is the ttrsi time I ever saw the
city to any extent, for although I've
been through Omaha before, I never had
a chance to stop off till now. I'm glad
t did this time."
lt".ters fBrmed the entlr delegation
that greeted the famous young business
man and philanthropist at the depot, and
he showed them every courtesy. No local
officials of the Standard Oil company
were on hand to meet him, and his arrival
a'nd.'stopi W h . eltjr. eausod fwactk-ptly
no stir. U waa explained that Mr. Rtcfce-.
feller was-making 'the trip home hur
riedly and no. arrangements had . been
made for a meeting with aaybody In
Omaha. . "
Travels t'aoatentaeloMaly.
Traveling quietly and unostentaclously,
Mr. Rockefeller came and went without
attracting much more attention from ths
public than an ordinary tourist. Although
ha might have had a special train all to
himself, he occupied only a stateroom on
the regular Pullman "Alpine." He arrived
at 4 p. m. on Union Paclflo train No. It
from Denver, and left on the same car
attached to Milwaukee train No. I at
5:50 p. m.
'His stop hers was Intended to be so
quiet and simple that when William Hoo
ter, a Hearst newspaper man traveling
with Mr. Rlckefeller, Was asked If he
were nag the famous personage, he
laughed and tried to throw ths locat
news hounds off ths track. When Mr.
Rockefeller himself waa approached and
forced to admit his Identity, hs did so In
a way that Indicated he bad hoped ao
avoid publicity,
a Takes Aato Trio.
After talking a moment with reporters
as hs walked through the station,
Jumped Into an ordinary touring auto hor
hire and started on a ride around ths
city with C. O. Heydt, his private sec
retary, and Mr. Hoster. Ths three com
posed the entire Rockefeller party.
After an hour's ride hs returned to
his train and was again found by ths
persistent scribes.
Mr. Rockefeller was dictating to his sec
retary, but w'sen the reporters entered
he dropped his work Immediately and
shook hands with the Interviewers, .
Then he found seats for them In the
Crowded stateroom, moving some papers,
a typewriter and some grips to maks
room. He waa most cordial, and Inquired
after their comfort when they aqueesed
Into a tlgh. corner of the room.
Three Killed When
Thresher Collapses
SIOUX CITT. la., Oct. 10. Threshing
outfit late today fell through a metal
culvert near Canton, buckling the engine
and tender together, and crushing to
death John Lund. C. W. A. Canady and
Ma 11-year-old son who stood on the dock
bet wen the engine and the watei tender.
All threo were found standing erect
dead, two of them having been Instantly
killed. .
IiOUP CITT, Neb., Oct 10. (Special.)
W. S. Steea. local oil man, was the vic
tim of sn accident yesterday He had
changed wagons with one of the . em
ployes, and the wagon which he waa us
ing bad the coal oil tank on the opposite
side from the one he had been accustomed
to draw (mm As hs supposed, ha was
drawing coal oil, but Instead, hs filled
the coal oil tank at the C C. Cooper gen
eral Store with gasoline.
After he had discovered the error, he
puniiwd the gasoline out again and then
went Into the basement to see If It all
, had been removed. He cleaned the tank
' out and then lighted a candle, and while
I peering Into the tank ths fumes Ignited
from the burning rand I with the result
I that he was quite seriously burned about
I tbe head.
About Forty-Five Thousand to See
Phillies and Red Sox Battle in
Boston Today,
BOSTON. tct. lO.-The Philadelphia
Nationals and the Boston American ar
rived here today to resume tomorrow
their series for the championship of the
world. Kaoh team has scored a victory
In the two opening contests at Phila
The crowd tomorrow Is expected to he
the greatest that has ever seen a world's
Series contest, and possibly the greatest
that has ever seen a bae bnll game. It
probably will exceed tT.0() Oersnns. More
tha tihalf that number of tickets already
has been sold snd the rwo rush seats
are expected to be fl'led before the game
la started. The first of the throng thai
will occupy bleacher arats tonk up poel
tlotvi at the gates o fthe Braves field
Weather conditions approaching those
of summer are In prospect. The weather
forecaster predicted thst the day would
be fair and somewhat warmer than to
day, when light costs were aids to fom
rort. "lore Madled play.
The third game of the series, It was
expected, would develop a more studied
scheme of play by both teams. Having
grappled for eighteen Innlncs, the teams
have gained an understsndlng of the
method and caliber of their opponents
and each Is expected to show Improve
ment In strategy and action.
Philadelphia's campaign will again re
volve around Alexander. The failure of
Mayer, who pitched for the Phillies in
the game Boston won Ranrday. hss em-
pnaaixea tne fact admitted by the Phila
delphia team's supporters that It Is
largely In Alexander's pitching skill that
their hopes for a world championship
renter. The Red Sox were successful In
an linexpected degree In hitting his de
livery In Frldsy's game and followers of
the local club were sanguine of the
team's prospects of the team's chances
I.eoaarit Versa -Alexaader.
To oppose Alexander. Manager Carrl
gan la expected to select "Dufh" Leon
ard, a stripping young man who pitches
with his left hand. His nunning, which
brought him to the head of all American
league pitchers last year and to a hixh
place on the list this season, Is axpe-led
to overcome the advantage which the
Phillies hold over left handers In pre
senting a lineup almost entirely com
posed of right handed batsmen.,
The opposing managers had no word
to give out tonight as their probable
pitching choices tomorrow, but among
the players and rloa followers of the
teams, the opinion appeared general that
Alexander and Leonard would contend.
Burna again will catch Alexander, and It
la thought that Manager Carvlgan Will
make h's first active appenante In the
tsrles r the Boston backstop. , .
It was remarked with satisfaction, by
Red.SVit supporters tonight that the
team has outhlt the Phillies in the two
games already played. Expert opinion
prior to the series was generally to ths
effect that Philadelphia was potentially
ths better ball team. But the. Red So
have hit for a team average of .MS so
far. as compared with .140, ths average
Of hits by their opponents. . .
Foster Remains Hero.
George Foster, hero of Saturday's game,
has contributed largely to ths Red Boa
advantage In this connection, with an
average of .160 for his three hits Satur
day. Gardner, with three hits out of
seven times at bat, leads the regular
players of both teams at .4, and "Duffy"
Lewis 1 second with -STB. A pitcher Is
batsman of ths Phillies also, Alexander
having an average of .333, the only mark
above .300 held by any member of his
team. Cady and Thomas of Boston;
Stock. Niehoff and Burns of Philadelphia
have gona hltless so far.
From outward appearances, ths strain
of tha games last week did hot greatly
affect ths contending players. They ar
rived on ths same train from Philadelphia
and took their off-day hero mush as they
would any Sunday In 'ths regular seoson.
Members of both teams went to church
In the forenoon. Several were out on the
golf links, whlls others mot are J during
ths dsy. A few of ths Phillies lounged
sbout their hotel, and soma went out to
ths Braves' field, ths scene of ths games
tofeiorrow, and where a bard played and
United States' Benator ' Borah spoke on
Official Welcome.
The reception of ths ited Box was sig
nalised by an official welcotus by Mayor
Curley, who greeted them In behalf of
the . city as winners of ths American
league championship. The team had not
been her since their league petinsnlshtp
was made certain ten days ago, and
Mayor Curley mads their home-coming
today th occasion for celebrating a suc
cess which, ha said, "was only a step to
a greater victory."
Tha mayor had a hand at tho Back
Bay station, and as ths player i t ame out
of the trains, they heard again the
strains of "Tessle," their song of battle.
Wilson Has Happy
Trip with Fiancee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10,-Presldent Wil
son and Mrs. Norman Gait, his fiancee,
returned to Washington last nlsht much
pleased with tha reception accorded them
In New Tork and Philadelphia on their
public appearance since their engage
ment was announced. The couple com
pleted to busy days by watching Bos
ton defeat Philadelphia In ths second
game of ths world's series.
On the wsy back to Washington the
president seemed very happy. He said
ha had enjoyed the game very much,
eapeclally the last Inning with Its excit
ing action. .
"We've had a wonderful trip, haven't
wsT" remarked the president.
In Philadelphia the president and Mrs.
Gait received constant ovations. All ths
way from ths ra 11 road atatlon to ths Na
tional league ball park they were ap
plauded by crowds.
While In New Tork earlier in the day
th president bought a solitaire diamond
ring for his fiancee, Mrs. Norman Gait,
who was with him.
Germans Report Capture of the
Serbian Capital, as Well as
Surrounding Heights to
the Southeast.
Say They Have 'Recaptured Terri
tory Near Tahure, in Cham
BERLIN, Oct. 10. (By Wireless
to Sayvllle.) The war office state
ment issued today follows:
"Belgrade and surrounding heights
to the southwest and southeast are
in our hands. The Serbians also
were thrown further east wherever
they resisted. Our troops are ad
vancing. "On the heights to the east of
Souchez, in France, the German
took several trenches and a machine
"The Germans, by a counter at
tack reconquered near Tahure In the
Champagne, the territory on a front
of four kilometres (about two and
one-half miles) and 100 metres
French Are Flabtlng.
PARI?. Oct. 10,-The official statement
Issued this afternoon:
"There was continued activity or the
artillery on both sides of the ridges to
the east of (touches and to the south, at
the approaches to the road to Lille.
"Further attacks of the enemy against
the field forts In the aivenchey woods
hsve been repulsed.
"Thero waa lively fighting with
grenadea and torpedoes from trench to
trench In the sector of Llhons.
"I!ptwe,n the Olse and .tho Alsne,
artillery fighting was very active beforo
Nourron and Quennevteres.
"In Lorraine fighting continued with
Mrnadcs In the vicinity of the trench
which we 'recaptured yesterday on th
Rflllon-Lelntrey front."
Estabrook Will Be
Speaker at Davenport
Conference This Week
-DAVKNPORT,- la -Gets m nry TV..
Bstabrook tt New Tork. whose address
on "National Preparedness" before th
convention of the American Bankers as
sociation In Seattle several weeks ago
attracted country-wide attention, has ac
cepted an Invitation to attend the Mid
West Conference on preparedness at Dav
enport, October lh anu lBth.
Mr. .Estabrook, will apeak at ths ban
quet tendered to ths visitor by ths com
merclal organisations of tho Trl-Cltles.
Senators Cummins snd Kenyon of Iowa.,
Sherman or Illinois and N orris of Ne
braska. Representatives norland, Booher,
and Lloyd of Missouri, Representatives
Miller snd Vol I stead of Minnesota, Rep
resentative Lobeck of Nebrawka, Repre
sentstlves Wilson. Msdden snd Taven
ner of Illinois, several members of the
Iowa delegation and a number of other
congressmen from the nine states In
cluded In the scops of the conference,
have accepted Invitations to attend and
make addresses at th several sessions.
The conference will begin at noon on
Monday with a luncheon' at th . Hotel
Blackhawk. There will mm a prelimin
ary dlscuslon of military, financial and
Industrial preparsdnesa, roriowed by sn
inspection tour of th five-bo rough In
dustrial community surrounding the Rock
Island Arsenal, The banquet at whloh
Mr, Estabrook, Benator Cummins and
others among th visitors will speak wtU
t served at the Hotel Blackhawk, Thurs
day evening. On Friday at noon ths
visitors will be the guests of Colonel
Burr, Commanding ths Ruck Island Ar
senal, at the Arsenal club house.
Big Contract is Let
To Stanton Mills
STANTON. Neb., Oct. 10. (Special.)
Frank L. Bandera, owner of the Btanton
mills, has Just been given a contract by
ths I'nltsd Statea government to tumisli
. 1,600.000 pounds of flour. This flour will
! be shipped to the Ronelmd country and
J north Nebraska. This is the cecon-1 la. is
government contract whloh has been
awarded the Htanton milts. Ths tlour
will hs enough to maks Z.ufl.rAt loaves of
The Literary society work at Bsllevue
college got Into full swing last night
when th Adelphian gav an Initiatory
banqiut In honor of their fifteen new
members. To tables were laid in the
college dining hall. A color scheme of
red and white was carrlwl out in roses
and favors.
A lively program of toasts was intro
duced at the conclusion of the dinner by
Ralph Martin, the' newly elected presi
dent. The oftirers wh) entered upon
their duties at th same time, wer
Arllne Smith, vice prvsldoiit, snd Walter
Webh. secrwlary-tronsurer.
I Af'.er aa entrmtUc campaign the Adel
phian society succeeded In getting soma
of ths most sclivs members of the
freshman (.lass.
Their final list of members received
Is as follows:
Flla Iurccll Perrv Johns
Hum Stoki-s Hsrty r.rwin
Fleanor Mhimer Jrk Phelps
iMrn Andrews HliV Noyes
H'tHHll Jillnon Hsrry Kin. bag
N"'H Noyi-a jHtnes KinnWr.
The Adelphiana hud aa old fashioned
taffy pull Friday night whlls th Phllo
matheana trod the tortuous paths of tho
underworld in their Initiation ceremony.

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