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OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922.
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Sir Henry Wilton Assassi
nated at Door of Home
'"' Slayers Captured
Prominent Men Guarded
; London, June 22. Irih gunmen
brought their campaign of terrorism
U the heart of London this after
on when two former Irish soldiers
from Dublin shot dead Field Mar
hal Sir Henry Wilson as he was
entering his home at 36 Eaton place
in the Victoria section, within a
atone' throw of the American em
biv ui Grosvenor Gardens and
Within sound of Buckingham palace.
" Sir Henrv was returning home in
all uniform after having unveiled a
Monument to railway - war dead at
the Liverpool street railway station.
He drew his dress sword from his
scabbard and attempted to defend
himself from the group of gunmen
when bullets struck him in the fore
liead and one ankle, and he fell into
the gutter. He died 10 minutes later
withoutv regaining; consciousness.
Policeman Killed in Chase.
, One policeman was killed and two
Hounded and a taxicab driver was
shot, seriously, in a half mile chase,
resulting in the arrest of the assas
sins. j. A milkman, leaping from his cart
struck one of the gunmen over the
head with a milk bottle, knocking
him down, as the couple attempted
fo commandeer a taxi. A policeman
iftrew his club at the other., who
1.' I 1 ,
was aiming nis revolver, xnocKing
the weapon from the murderer's
hand. Policemen then closed in and
arrested the pair. They gave their
ttames as James Cc.nr.elly and James
, It was stated one attempted sui
cide, seriously wounding himself. A
dozen bullets were exchanged during
the chase, bystanders and the crowd
' Guards Doubled. '
''The guards around Prime Minister
Lloyd George, Winston Churchill,
minister of the colonies, Sir Laming
Worthington, minister of war, - and
other cabinet ministers, have been
.' The house of commons adjourned
immediately after the crime this
afternoon as a mark of respect, to
AThe late field marshal, who has
been the military adviser of the;
unionists government, just arrived in
London from Belfast last night. It
vas under his command that, the
British forces reinforced -the union
ist troops in the operation against
the republicans on the Ulster border,
resulting in the recapture of Pettigo
r During the Irish conference during
the last two weeks. Sir Henry sup
ported Sir James Craig in demand
ing full employment of British forces
in Ireland .to aid the unionists in
rutting down the ' disorders and
the i southern Irish
Sinn Fein leaders and followers.
Law to Ban Traffic
"v; in Glands Planned
"""Chicago, Tune 22. Legislation to
prohibit traffic in human glands, will
be introduced in the next session cf
the -Illinois legislature, according to
two members of the general assem
blyRepresentatives Thomas J.
0"Grady and Lawrence G. O'Brien,
b'dlh democratic members from Chi
cago districts. .
Jhev declared that persons should
be prohibited by law from selling
any part of their body or from buy
ing tissues or glands from the body
of another. ,
Representative O'Grady a n -aounced
that. his proposed measure
t make gland transplantation illegal
has been drafted 1 and that he will
of er the bill as soon as the general
mbly meets next January.
Then the two legislators learned
of each other's similar plans they de
cided to confer on the matter.
Prominent Elkhorn Woman
Dies After Brief Illness
Ida Marsh VanAlst of Elkhorn,
Neb., died Thursday at an Omaha
hospital after a brief illness. , She
was the widow of Theodore VanAlst,
lor many years a prominent grain
man of Elkhorn. She was born in
Pennsylvania in 1834 and has been a
resident of Elkhorn and vicinity for
more than 40 years.
V'Durine the world war Mrs.' Van
Alst had charge of the Red Cross
knittme in Elkhorn and she devoted
herself to works of charity. She is
arvived by one sister, Mrs. Mary
Kosiha Held to District
Court Under $1,500 Bonds
r Columbus, Neb.. June 12. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Charles Kosiba. ar
rested in Omaha and brought here
to answer to a complaint filed by
Helen Jarecki of Duncan charging
him with being the father of her un
born babe, was given a preliminary
iKriririfr in the county court yester
day. It was agreed that Kosiba
should marry the gh-1 but later on
they disagreed and the plan of get
ting married was called off.. Kosiba
Tis bound over to the oistnct court
1 Auxiliary Band Formed
; Arapahoe, Neb.. June 22. (Spe-
tar nf h Aranahoe hand, ha or.
sanirMt an Bnxiltarv hand of 26
'members which will enter training
immediately with a practice once a
- week. It is the intention of Mr.
- Ruble to later incorporate this anxu
liary with the regular band, . .
W. L Shuman in G.O.P.
Contest (or Congress
William E. Shuman of North
Platte, whose candidacy for con
gren in the Sixth district was an
nounced last week, is a republican.
Erroneous announcement' from
Lincoln listed Shaman as demo
crat. M r. Shuman is a native Nebriskan.
40 years old. He is a graduate of
the state university law college and
attended Pern state normal. Since
1904 he hat practiced law at North
Recently Mr.. Shuman has been at
torney for various out-state cities in
protesting proposed advances in tele
phone rates. His platform embodies
pledges to work for lower taxes,
lower railroad rates, improved mar
keting of farm products and a sol
dier bonus without increased taxation.
King George Pays -
Honor to Taft
in Royal Palace
British Sovereign Orders Spe
cial Consideration Be Given
Former . President at
London. Tune ' 22. King George
personally arranged and delivered
special honors to William Howard
Taft as former president of the
United States, when the supreme
court justice was presented at court
at Buckingham palace. Revising the
protocol which hitherto has not con
tained a special provision with refer
ence to former beads of the United
States government, the king promul
gated proceedings whereby former
presidents will bold identical rank, in
court precedure as former chiefs of
European states, be they presidents,
emperors or kings.' ' J
As chief, justice, Mr. Taft would
have been presented in the usual way,
but. the king, feeling that .a former
president should be extended special
consideration, requested the lord
chamberlain and Ambassador Harvey
to arrange a new special procedure,
ing deep bows as they were pre
sented, Mr. Taft and his wife were
received privately by King George
and Queen - Mary - and - the . royal
family in the picture gallery pro
ceeding the ceremony.
The king grasped Mr. Taft's band
warmly and - the former president
kissed the queen's hand, and after a
short conversation with the prince
of Wales, whom they met in Wash
ington, they proceeded to the throne
room. - . . .'
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Weeks Speaks in Favor
o( light Wine and Beer
Chester. Pa.. June 22. Secretary
of War Weeks in an interview here
was quoted as saying he favored
a- modification of the prohibition
law. He said he had found a gen
eral sentiment in favor of an amend
ment to the "Volstead act. The peo
ple, the secretary was quoted as
saying, want , beer and light wine
and it he were in- congress he would
aid them.- . ..... . .
Referring to a statement of Sena
tor Capper of Kansas, that Secretary
Weeks should resign because of his
speech in Ohio last week, the sec
retary said that Senator Capper did
not appoint him.
"You can't be in tune with every
body all the time," said the secre-
tary, and this shows Senator cap
per and I do not accotd in .our opin
ions." South Dakota Farm Women
in Congress at Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls. S.-D.. June 22. The
South Dakota congress of farm
women opened todav with 75 dele
gates and members oresent An un
expected feature is the presenot" of
Mrs. Fanny M. Klinck of Parks
ville, la, president of the National
congress, who helped organize the
South Dakota body three years ago.
Mrs. Klinck expressed satisfaction
with the progress made by the wom
en since her last visit to them. .
Interesting exchanges of opinion
resulted from the "round table" talk
with which the mornin session
closed during which various methods
of making pin money, and poultry
raising and fine fowl breeding as
farm "side lines" were taken up.
This afternoon Governor W. H.
McMaster addressed the meeting.
Wyinore Girl Gets Highest
Honors at smith College
Neb.. Tune 22. (Special
Telegram.) At- the commencement
exercises ot bmitn college, eosion.
Mass., today the faculty conterrea
thr h;rhrct honor and decree within
the power of that institution on Miss
Grace Mane uattord, daugnrer oi
Dr. and Mrs. C C Gafford of Wy-
mn VK fic foffnrit h made
a remarkable record during the time
she has been prosecuting her studies
at the college. .
for July 4th
' Do you realize that July
4th ia lew than two weeks
away? . . i
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of getting il. " touch with par
ties who arc looking for 4th
of July - engagements ' is
through ths use of the
"Attractions'' column on The
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wire or phone the Want Ad
Department of The Omaha
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Watson of Indiana Charges
Big Stores Oppose Tariff
Because of Excessive
Simmons Replies Sharply
Washington, June 22. Another
address in the series planned by re
publicans in charge of the tariff bill
designed to show that importers and
big department stores are fighting
that measure because they do not
want their profits cut down, was de
livered today in the senate by Sena
tor Watson, republican, Indiana.
It drew a sharp reply from Senator
Simmons, democratic leader, in the
Exhibiting a score of foreign-made
articles Senator Watson explained
they had been purchased by govern
ment agents in New York at prices
ranging from 65 per cent -to 1,743
per cent above the cost landed in
this country as. shown by' official
records. He argued this showed the
importers and department stores
were behind a propaganda to defeat
the pending bill. - .
-Attack Called Ridiculous. -Senator
Simmons in his reply de
clared that as a tariff argument
Senator Watson's speech and one of
a similar nature made last week by
Senator -' McCumber, republican,
North Dakota, were "preposterous
and ridiculous" because the cost and
selling prices of American-made
goods comparable to the imported
articles exhibited t had not been
given. . He exhibited some articles
made in this country and abroad and
produced letters stating that the im
porters' sale, prices and the Ameri
can manufacturers' sale prices were
about the same.
Brandishing a sporting rifle of
modern type above his head, the In
diana senator remarked that the fig
ures on its cost and selling price
showed what was being done, but he
was interrupted by Senator Smith,
democrat, South Carolina, who in
quired if Senator Watson intended
using the gun to reinforce his argu
ment. Senator ' Watson - returned
that his argument would stand alone.
Rifle Cost 90 Cents. . . .
The rifle cost 90 cents in Germany,
the senator said, adding yit was
valued at $1.80, including duty at
New York and sold later there at re
tail ior $15. " Senator Jones, demo
crat, ftew Mexico, took issue wftn
Senator Watson coacernin the for
eign -cost, declaring that the invoice
must have shown a record m marks
instead of cents, and that as a result
the "senator's figures. meant noth
ing." Senator Watson retorted that .no
invoice could get by customs author
ities if made out other than in United
States coin, and added after a 10
minute interchange of argument: j-;
"The senator from New Mexico -(Mr.
Jones) has been talking here
for weeks. This is my speech and
I intend to talk some myself and
not have all the time taken up by
Nevertheless, interruptions con
tinued with growing frequency and
the presentation of articles was ma
Statement Brines Laugh.
Senator Watson presented an
electric hair dryer which cost , $3.57
and sold for $17.50 for which, Sena i
tor, Watson said, "unfortunately my
friend from Kentucky (Senator j
Stanley) has no use. Senators
laughed as Mr. Stanley rubbed his
Two Admitted to Bar at
Wynlore; One to Open Office
Wymore, Neb., June 22. (spe
cial.) Charles B. Pirie and Leonard
Densmore of this city successfully
passed the state bar examination
held in Lincoln, Monday and Tues
day, and were admitted to practice
in both state and federal courts. Mr
Pirie who has been studying law
with A. B. McCandless, is in the
employ of the Burlington railroad
and is chairman of the grievance
committee of the machinists. Mr.
Densmore graduated from the Wy
more high school in 1916 and went
to the state university where he be
gan his legal studies. At the Chi
cago School of Law he won the Cal
lahan prize for scholarship. Mr.
Densmore will open a law office in
Prussian Diet Votes Aid
for Germans in Famine Area
Berlin, June 22. The Prussia diet
has voted 1.000.000 marks for Rus
sian famine relief, especially for the
Germans in the Volga region. The
diet also passed a resolution calling
upon the central government to
seek international action to relieve
Wild Western Roundup
to Be Staged at Hersey
Hershey. Neb.. June 22. (Special
Telegram.) Hershey will stage a
Wild Western roundup June 21, 22
and 24. Cowboys from different
parts of the country are arriving for
first rodeo to be staged at this
Auto Races at Wymore
Wymore, Neb., June 22. (Spe
cial.) -The program for a July 4
celebration here will include sports
of all kinds with auto races featured.
Herman Traoemicht will enter his
famous "Slim's Ford," and will en
deavor to lower his official record.
Charter for Unadilla Bank
Washington. June 22. (Special
Telegram.) A charter has been is
sued by the comptroller of currency
to the First National bank of Una
dilla, Neb, with a capital of $25,000.
British Aviation Program
iSurrender as Mistress of
Overwhelming Air Supremacy Is Achieved
Propaganda Through Press Is Preparing
Pobple to Consent to Huge Expenditures.
London, June 22. The Washing
ton treaties for a naval holiday and
the limitation of armaments may be
made obsolete if the British govern
ment adopts the monntcr aviation
program which the Lloyd George
cabinet is now studying.
Realization of the ambitious
scheme prepared by the aviation lead
ers of England and already support
ed by parliament and the press,
would give Great Britain such an
overwhelming air supremacy that be
side it, its surrender of its posi
tion ts mistress of the seas at Wash
ington would be no sacrifice at all.
The press is .flooded with aviation
propaganda preparing the people to
consent to the huge government ex
penditures. Prime Minister Lloyd
George already has been in consul
tation for some time with air min
istry officials, and Austen Chamber
lain has just announced to the house
of commons that the cabinet is ex
amining a program designed to pro
tect England and to ensure it a
proper place among the leading air
powers. Sir Laming Worthington
Evans, the minister of war; Winston
Churchill, minister of the colonies and
Fire in Congress
Investigation of Department
Demanded Vast Shrink
age Hinted by Michigan
Washington, June 22. Demand
for a congressional investigation of
the office of the alien property cus
todian was made in the house tonight
by Representative Woodruff, repub
lican, ' Michigan, who charged that
the aggregate value of the properties
held by the custodian as shown bv
his latest report was "nearly a quar
ter of a billion dollars 1e;s than we
might reasonably expect to find
Only an impartial investigation,
the Michigan representative declared.
would disclose how much of this
shrinkage . is due to . depreciation
through maladministration, how
much to sale of properties below their
reasonable value, how much to prac
tical srms to officials, friends and
favorite-of the custodian's office."
Mr. Woodruff introduced a resolu
tion for an investigation, declaring
that charges of maladministration,
discrimination between alien enemies
and American citizens whose prop
erty was seized and payment of ex
cessive fees to attorneys have been
so frequent as to create a condition
which cannot be ignored without
grave injury to the good name of
Referendum of Code
Would Cost $74,900
Lincoln. June 22. (Special Tele
gram:) D. M. Amsberry, secretary
of state, said todav that if Orville
Jones and other democratic politi
cians are successful in obtaining a
mandamus forcing him to put the
administrative code bill to a refer
endum at the November election it
would cost taxpayers $74,900. Ams
berry bases these figures on the fol
lowing expenses incidental to a ref
erendum: For printing pamphlets, $52,400;
postage pamphlets, 6 cents each,
$19,500; mailing and dravage, $3,000.
Ihe cost of printing the entire
bill necessary under the law would
be enormous because it is a big bill
and would take hundreds of pages
more of pnntinsr matter than the
four laws passed by the last legisla
ture which have been referred to a
referendum by Nonpartisan league
petitions at a cost to the taxpayers
of from ; $10,000 to $15,000," Ams
Capper-Tincher Bill Put Aside
Washington, June 11. Ihe house
today, by a vote of 226 to 25, took
up the Capper-Tincher bill to amend
the tuture trading act, but almost
immediately laid it aside for the con
sideration of an appropriation bill.
The " freedom of Bachelor
Walt is in dire danger. A plot
is -afoot in Gas
oline Alley to in
volve him in the
with Auntie Blos
som as an unsus- '
. plice In the conspiracy. De
velopments are unfolding- with
Walt and Doc and Skeezix'
and all the rest of the Gaso
line Alley folk have come back ,
to The Bee to stay as long
as Bee readers smile with .
them. And that's likely to be
for a long, long time, for the
brand of breezy humor fur
nished daily by Artist King
gets the smiles. You 11 find
them today on Page 10.
The Evening Bee
the Seas No Sacrifice If
admiralty officials also are in dose
conference with the air heads and
are preparing for the co-operation of
their various departments.
Representatives of the air ministry
are now in Australia and India seek
ing financial support from the col
onies for an airship line using naval
dirigibles of the type of the improved
R-3 and SR-2.
The British air effort it being
camouflaged under the mak of com
merical aviation, emulating Ger
many's re-entry into the field fol
lowing the expiration of the time lim
its of the Versailles treaty clauses for
bidding the Teutons from manufac
turing airplanes until 1922, and aft
er which only passenger and freight
Here a sharp difference marks the
Trench and British policy toward
the control of German aviation.
Realizing their inability to dif
ferentiate between commercial and
military planes, the French are seek
ing to control the German manufac
turers, but the British are frankly ad
mitting that they cannot clip the
German wings and are preparing to
safeguard themselves by an extensive
Make CO. P. Race
for U, S. Senator
Head of U. S. Grain Growers
Formally Accepts Filing for
Nomination on Repub
Charles H. Gustafson of Lincoln
became a candidate for the republi
can nomination for United States
Mr. Gustafson, who is now in Chi
cago, telegraphed to the secretary of
state at Lincoln an acceptance of
the petition filed in his behalf Sat
urday. Thursday was the last day
on which he could act.
Office in Chicago.
Mr. Gustafson is president of the
United States Grain Growers. Inc.
He was formerly head of the Ne
braska Co-Operative Farmers' union.
Since being director- of the grain
growers, organized for the co
operative marketing of farmers'
-products, he has maintained an of
fice in Chicago.
According to friends with whom
he talked while in Omaha Monday,
Mr. Gustafson does not nlan an ac
tive personal campaign.
From Saunders County.
"If I accept, my friends will have
to make the campaign for me," he
said. "I have undertaken a work
for the farmers which I cannot drop
for any personal matter at this
Gustafson formerly lived in Saun
ders county and was a member of
the state legislature from that dis
trict In 1913 he was republican
floor leader of the lower house.
Lasker May Speak Here
on Need of Ship Subsidy
Washington. June 22.. .(Special
Telegram.) Citizens, of Nebraska
will have an opportunity to hear the
real story of the troubles the ship
ping board has had in fostering an
American merchant marine, and the
whys and wherefores of the proposed
ship subsidy bill, from A. D. Las
ker, chairman of the board, who fs
planning a western tour and hopes
to visit Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and
the Dakotas. He wants to talk where
it is alleged by congressmen" opposi
tion exists to the ship subsidy.
Mr. Lasker has no invitation to
speak in Nebraska, but says he
would accept one if forthcoming. It
is probable that dates in Nebraska
will be arranged through J. R. How
ard of the American Farm Bureau
federation, which has already gone
on record for the ship subsidy bill.
Mr. Lasker hopes he will find it
possible to speak in Omaha on this
trip, provided there is any expres
sion of desire to hear him there. ,
South Omaha Residents .
May Register June 29-30
Registration for the forthcoming
primary election will be possible for
South Omaha residents at the South
Omaha city hall from 9 a. in. to 9 p.
m.. June 29 and 30. .
The election commissioner's office
at the court house will be open until
9 p. m., July 1, for the accommoda
tion of any resident of the city who
is not now properly registered.
Voters who have not heretofore
registered, who have moved since
their last registration," or who have
changed their party affiliation, must
register before July 8 if they are to
be qualified for the primarry election.
! Genevan Is Charged With
Four Liquor Violations
Geneva, Neb., June 22. John
Kempf was tried in county court
yesterday on a charge of four viola
tions of the liquor law. - He was
bound over to the next term of dis
trict court His bail was fixed at
$1,000, which he furnished and was
given his liberty. . -" '
Farm Sells for $47,500
Beatrice, Neb, June 22. (Special
j Telegram.) The Heilieer farm of
1 400 acre?, four miles west of Ply
! mouth. Neb., was sold to Henry F.
Schroeder of Saline for $47300. This
is the biggest land deal made in this
locality in some time. Mr. Heiliger
has lived on the farm for more than
Legal Body to Defend Unions
Agamet Supreme Court
Rulings Is Part of A.
F. of L Program.
Want Congressional Veto
Cincinnati, O., June 22 (By A.
P.) With . the avowed purpoe of
meeting all legal attacks aimed at
labor unions, the American Federa
tion of Labor today added to its pro
gram for curbing the powers exer
cised by the courts by directing the
establishment at Washington of a
labor defense council, composed of
lawyers selected by the federation's
officers. The council primarily, will
defend unions against suits that may
be filed under recent supreme
court decisions adverse to labor.
The program of the four constitu
tional amendments, repeal of the
Sherman anti-trust law and enact
ment of two new measures, which
was adopted by the convention by
almost a unanimous vote, will require-
years of campaigning before
adopted, speakers said in urging the
creation of the defense council.
Want Interpreting Law.
The amendments include a con
gressional veto of supreme court de
cisions, the guarantee to labor of the
right to organize, to bargain collec
tively and to strike, the prohibition of
child labor and adoption of an eas
ier method than the present for
amending the constitution. Enact
ment of a new federal child labor
law, and also a law interpreting the
labor sections of the Clayton act
were included as a part of the pro
gram. The delegates set aside tomorrow
morning for the annual election of
the federation's officers. With this
action, electioneering was pushed
among the delegates, but tonight on
ly one contest was certain.
Railroad union delegates at a
meeting tonight declared they would
nominate Joseph A. Franklin, presi
dent of the boilermakers' union, in
opposition to the re-election of
Treasurer Daniel Tobin. who is pres
ident of the teamsters union. Sup
porters-of both men were claiming
victory tonight, but ,both were busy
trying to line up support among the
Three Disputes Settled.
Three jurisdictional disputes also
were disposed of by the convention,
the settlement in one resulting in the
reinstatement effective July 1, of the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Emploves. who were suspended from
the federation a year ago.
Its reinstatement was a part of a
compromise agreement ending the
dispute with carpenters. 1 he com
promise provided that the brother
hood should do all work on the rail
road right-of-way, except that new
construction work should be done
by the carpenters.
The electrical workers- were suc
cessful in their fight with the steam
engineers as to which union should
have charge of operating; traveling
electric cranes and machinery used
in shops, factories and power plants.
A third dispute centering around
whether the teamsters or the struc
tural iron workers should unload
structural iron was referred to a com
mittee for adjustment.
Citizens Entertain Fort
Meade Officers at Banquet
Sturgis, S. D.. June 21. Seventy
five citizens of Sturgis cave a splen
did banquet to the 16 officers station
ed at Fort Meade in charge of the
147th field artillery. S. D. N. G, in
the Presbyterian club rooms.
Talks were irive.n by Capt. Leslie
Jensen. Maj. Sweet. Capt. Campbell
Lieut. Turner. Capt Dawes Brisbme,
Capt. Witty, Maj. Huntington. Rev.
C. D. Erskine, John -Milek, Judge
Milne, Albert Anderson, Edwin
Cruickshank and Dr. Wallace.
A musical program was given by
L. D. Mi'.ne, Mrs. James Wilson,
Miss Agnes Hapimond, Mrs. Henry
McCrary and Albert Anderson. The
rooms were decorated with flans and
Council Passes One-Mill
Levy to Finance Elk Band
Plattsmouth, Neb.. June 22.
(Special.) The city council here
passed 1 mill levy for an amusement
fund to be used in financing a series
of open-air concerts to be given by
the local Elks' band. The band is
a 25-piece organization and is under
the directorship of Mr. Schuloff.
Weekly rehearsals have been held
for the past year in preparation for
the summer concerts.
Woman Appointed Chief
of Police at Marlinsburg
Martinburg, W. Va.. June 24.
The new city council has appoint
ed a woman chief of police, or city
sergeant, as the office is officially
designated here. She is Miss Hattie
Zepp, republican, and well-known
business woman. She succeeds
Oscar B. Miller.
Lassen Peak in Eruption.
Rvno, Xev., June 22. Lassen
Peak in '.orthwest Plumas county,
California, has burst out in the
heaviest eruption since 1915. a dis
patch from Susanville. Cat., says,
and ashes are being thrown far to
the north and east. It started at 8
o'clock last night. Clouds of smoke
are visible for 40 miles. -
Have All-Day Service
Wymore, Neb.. June 22. (Spe
cial.) The Baptist church at Blue
Springs. Richard Kellogg, pastor,
will hold all-day services with a big
basket dinner, in the Wonder park,
mile and half east and south of Wy
more, Sunday, June 25.
Sun Yat Sen Vanishes
After Canton Captured
Shanghai. China, June 22. (By A.
P.) Sun Yat-Sen, the president with
out a republic, has diapieard, ac
cording to advices received from the
south by Chinese circles here.
An uncontirmed menage from the
Canton region stated that when Sun's
naval forces deerted him, he fled the
scene of his defeat and now is mak
ing his way toward Shanghai by an
From Chinee tources in the south
alo comes the report that Wu Ting
Fang, formerly Sun' foreign min
ister and at one time Chinese minister
at Washington, has refused the post
of civil governor at Kwangtung
province, offered him by General
Chen Chiur.g-Ming, conqueror of
The last definite news of Sun Yat
Seu came in a dispatch from Prkin
several days ago recording his flight
from Canton when that city was cap
tured by Chen Chiung-Ming. Since
then rumor has had him aboard one
of his cruisers bombarding -Canton,
fleeing from Canton to Shanghai
and held a prisoner by the United
Prince of Wales
From World Tour
Affectionate and Joyous Wel
come Given Royal Idol
After Diplomatic Tour
Louden, June 22. (By A. P.)
England gave an affectionate aqd
joyous welcome to the prince of
Wales upon his return yesterday
from his third imperial tour of
the world. London, which he left
eight months ago, greeted him with a
fervor and spontaneity befitting a
royal ambassador of the empire re
turning from a series of diplomatic
Throughout his ride from Padding
ton station to Buckingham palace the
prince was proclaimed by jubilant
multitudes who showered upon him
salutations of affection and loyalty.
His reception by London's millions
was exceeded in depth and emotion
only by the ardent family greeting,
when he stepped from the train. The
king grasped him by both hands and
the queen embraced him with
motherly affection. Princess Mary,
who was married during his absence,
discarding stilted royal decorum,
threw both arms around him and
hugged him. Dowager Queen Alex
andra and other relatives then em
So as to give the public the fullest
view of the royal idol, there were no
troops along the route, but 7,000 po
licemen preserved order and kept the
lines of traffic open. When the prince
arrived at the palace an even more
intimate greeting was given him by
the members of his family. A great
banquet was given in his honor to
night. Candidates Asked to
Go on Speaking Tour
Lincoln. June 22. (S p e c i a 1.)
An invitation requesting that
Adam McMuTlen and Charles H.
RandaH, candidates for governor,
join A. H. Byrum in appearing on
the platform to outline their respec
tive positions in the coming cam
paign, has been sent from the head
qpartcrs of Mr. Byrum.
"All candidates have declared for
economy and reduction of taxes as
far as possible, but it is very doubt
ful how much of a reduction will be
possible," said the request in part
"under the operation of some of our
principal laws as the same-are ad
ministered at the present time.
"The chief issue of the republican
governorship campaign, as we view
it, is between Mr. McMullen and
Mr. Randall, who defend the code
law and the budget law, as they are
administered at present on the one
hand, and Mr. Byrum, who attacks
both of these laws on the other
The invitation suggested that
meetings be held at Omaha, Lincoln,
Fremont, Norfolk, Grand Island,
Hastings, and Beatrice.
League of Nations Acts
on European Frontiers
Geneva, June 22. The council of
the league of nations has been called
upon by the ambassadors' council to
consider rectifications of the fron
tiers between "Hungary and Rou
mania and Hungary and Jugo-Slavia
as fixed by the Trianon treaty. This
procedure is in accord "with stipula
tions of the treaty which provide
for eventual rectifications toy com
mon agreement under the auspices of
the league. "
Columhus Farmers Pray
for Rain; Crops Ripen Fast
Colnmbus, Neb., June 22. (Spe
cial.) Farmers in the vicinity of Co
lumbus are praying for rain as- it is
badly needed, while others say that
the wheat crop is rapidly ripening
for the harvester and needs no mois
ture. Corn and especially potatoes
are beginning to suffer from lack of
Friday, fair and continued warm.
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Coal Field Area Quiet After
Two Days' Massacre
Troops Held in
Survivors Tell Story
Herrin. III., June 22-(By A. P.)
Death toll in the dinter last
night and today, when 5,000 sir iking
union miners attacked the Lester
strip mine being operated under
guard of imported workers, may run
pat the 40 mark, it was said to
night by those in touch with the
situation, although thus far only 27
positively are known as dead.
Waukegan. 111.. June 22. (By A.
P.) Twenty-four men are known to
have been slain in rioting be
tween striking coal miners and non
union men at Herrin, HU Carlos
Black, adjutant general of Illinois,
reported to Governor Ler Small at
8 tonight. This is the first report
the governor has received on the
General Black reported to the
governor that Col. Hunter, his rep
resentative who has been at Herrin
for several days, reported tonight
that a disorganized, drunken mob of
strike sympathizers waylaid and
massacred the nonunion men this
morning in violation of a truce
entered into last night.
Inflamed by Liquor.
Under the truce the nonunion
workers were to quit' work this
morning and leave the mine fields.
Shortly after daybreak, Col. Hunter
reported, a mob, inflamed by home
made liquor, attacked the strike
breakers' camp and shot down the
men as they tried to flee.
The governor has received no re
quest for troops from the officials of
Williamson county, and said that
the officials did not want troops
sent to the scene.
Three companies of State guards
have been held in readiness to go ta
Herrin for two days, the governor
disclosed, but he added that there
apparently was no necessity of send
ing soldiers unless rioting broke out
The three companies selected for
the first call are located at Cairo.
Salem and Carbondale, -nearest points
to the mine fields.
Survivors Tell Story.
Herrin, 111, June 22. (By A. P.)
Half a dozen wounded men. some
of them lying on death beds, tonight
gave an Associated Press corre
spondent the first actual eye wit
cess accounts of the mine fight last
night and this morning which
brought dozens of casualties -when
5,000 armed striking miners attacked
the Lester strip mine near here,
which was being operated by im
ported workers and guards.
The substance of the statements
by the wounded, who were among
the besieged, was that not a mine
worker was injured during the fight-
ing, but that the numerous killed
were shot down in cold blood after
they had surrendered themselves and
their arms. '
There was nothing from the union
miners to contradict these claims.
Several of the men imported to
work the mine absolved the strikers
from blame, saying that the ones re
sponsible were those "who sent us
here under false promises that 'thers
would be no trouble," and that "the
miners would not obiect"
Some of the wounded interviewed
were in the hospital, here. Others
were located in their homes through
Vivid Account of Battle.
Joseph O'Rourke of Chicago,
commissary clerk at the mine, gave
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Wheat in Need of Rain, Says
Head of State Crop Bureau
Lincoln, June 22. Before leaving
on a tour of the state this week, A.
E. Anderson, federal statistician of
the department of agriculture, bu
reau of markets and crop estimates
here, predicted that with continued
heat and drouth this week Nebraska
wheat would show noticeable signs
At the University of Nebraska
farm today no reports of adverse
condition of wheat traceable to heat
and drouth had been received from
any part of the state. It was stated
by the authorities there, however,
that the situation might prove se
rious if heat and drouth were to ex
tend into next week.
Hoover Urges Protection
Dam for Imperial Valley
Washington, June 22. Prompt
construction by the federal govern
ment of a dam at Boulder . canyon,
ior the protection of Imperial valley,
Cal, ajrainst the flood waters of the
Colorado river was urged by Secre
tary Hoover before the house com
mittee on irrigation of arid lands.
Secretary Hoover, speaking as
chairman of the Colorado river com
mission, stated that be earnestly
recommended action by congress
upon the project without waiting un
til the commission could report a
comprehensive plan for irrigation
and power plants at other places
along the river.
Columhus Business Men
to Aid Starving Children
Columbus. Neb June 22. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Preliminary organ
ization of an executive committee to
conduct a county-wide campaign for
contributions to the-$3,000,000 fund
being raised by the American friends
Service committee for relief of desti
tute children in Germany and Aus
tria was perfected at .a meeting last
evening by a dozen business and pro
fessional men. Platte county' oota
to the fund is $5,000,
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