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VOL. 52 NO. 2.
U. S. Debts1
Treasury Department Out.
lines Method for (loiitimia
tion of ( .'atnpuigii to
Lower l'uMic Pelt.
No Mention of Loans
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
tlmht llr ImwI Wlr.
Washington, June 24 Definite
plant have been framed by the Treas
ury department for further substan
tial reduction of the f.'2,yS0,(XX),000
Having already reduced the debt
since it reached its highest point dur
ing the world war by $.1,600,000,000.
treasury officials propose to cut it
down appreciably during the next
few years by the following methods:
1. The provision in each year's
budget for the creation of a sinking
fund to be established by the ordi
nary receipts of the government.
Will Sell Surplus.
2. Realization from the sales of
war surplus materials by the ship
ping board, the War and Navy de
partments. J. The moneys derived from the
liquidation of the War Finance cor
poration, the federal land banks and
the obligations of the carriers ac
quired during government control of
In outlining the treasury's plan for
reducing the public debt, which has
the endorsement of Secretary Mellon,
Under Secretary of the Treasury
Gilbert did not touch the possibili
ties of the United States using funds
derived through the refunding of the
$11,000,000,000 allied debt. It is sig
nificant that no mention whatever has
been made of this source of possible
revenue which, by law, must be ap
plied to the retirement of Liberty
loan bonds outstanding.
Debt Is Decreased.
The $3,600,000,000 reduction had
been accomplished by cutting down j
the average balance in the general !
fund from $1,400,000,000 to $400.
000.000 and applying it to the liqui
dation of the debt; the application of
about $200,000,000 or repayments by
foreign governments to the retire
ment of Liberty bonds in accordance
with the requirements of the Liberty
bond acts; the receipts of funds from
salvage and other realization to debt
retirements of about $1,000,000,000
of surplus tax receipts during the
fiscal years 1920, 1921 and 1922, main
ly through the sinking fund and other
redemption, chargeable against or
"From now on the liquidation of
the debt will have to be accomplished
chiefly from surplus revenue receipts,
and particularly through the sinking
fun'' and other similar accounts,"
said Under Secretary Gilbert. "The
treasury balance has already been
reduced to about as low a figure as
is consistent with the proper conduct
of the government's business, and
there is little expectation of being
able to accomplish further debt re
ductions by cutting down the work
ing balances in depositaries. Some
further realization of war assets may
be expected, to a limited extent,
through the sale of surplus supplies
ana equipment bun nsiu uy inu war i
i : .. -.mi li i i r
department, ine isavy aepariuirui
ana me snipping .ooara out tor ine
. , j , e .l.-l
u.ii null. iLa.uniiuii uii ,u.
governments investments in war
emergency corporations such as the
War Finance corporation and in se
curities of various classes, particular
ly those of federal land banks and
the obligations of carriers acquired
under the railroad control account
and the transportation act.
Need Sinking Fund.
Of the war emergency corpora
tions, the War Finance corporation
is now the most substantial andince j
it is due to expire by limitation on em
May 31, 1923, the treasury should be Mail planes on this division have
able to count on receiving within the flown 2,250 miles per day, six days
next year or two the bulk of its re- j a week, a total of 74,250 miles during
maining , investment in this corpora- ! this period. The mileage represents
tion, amounting to about $250,000,000. 1 a distance nearly three times around
A good part of this sum is already I the world without the loss of a single
. : Ua .ii'mit. nrAinzrv . milp schrrliilpH to hp flown. The
rprpirvla for 192.'?. hut much of it
-"T'ht to be applied in ordinary course j
to the reduction of the public debt, j
since it is now reflected in the trea
The sinking fund and other similar
accounts must be relied on, however,
to accomplish the most substantial
retirements of debt in the years to
come, and as to them, the treasury !
has already established the proposi- i
tion in the first budget which was I
submitted to congress by the presi-
dent in the fall of 1921 that expend- !
itures on this account must be made !
out of ordinary receipts and be in-
eluded in the ordinary budget on that
basis. 1 his means that prpvision
must be made for these items of ex
penditure before the budget can bal
anre. and a balanced budeet each
year means a reasonable amount of : firemen were slightly injured by fall
debt retirement out of current reve- ; ing walls.
nues. lo do otnerwise, oi course, :
would mke a farce of the sinking ;
fund, for on any other basis pur- i
chases of obligations for retirement ;
on this account would accomplish no j
debt retirement whatever and would j
simrdy mean a shifting of borrowings j
from one form to another." j
Board Notifies Omaha Police j
of Applications for Parole j
Lincoln, June 24. (Special Tele- j
gram.) The Nebraska Parole board '
ii sending the Omaha Police de- ;
partment, the Douglas county trial j
judge, the Douglas county sheriff of- ,
fice and the Douglas county prose- j
cuting attorney a list of every Doug- j
las county prisoner applying for a
parole so these officers may make
their protests against paroles before
rather than after they are granted.
The law specifies that the trial
judge, sheriff and county attorney '
shall be notified. The board is go
ing even further and notifying the j
police .department of Omaha. )
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One of Wealthiest
Men in America Dies
William Rockefeller, Mil
lionaire Oil Magnate, Dies
of Pneumonia at Age
of 81 Years.
Tarrytown, N. Y.. June 24. (By
A. P.)-Vi!!iam Rockefeller, oil
magnate and brother of John D.
Rockefeller, died here today from
pneumonia, shortly before 7 o'clock.
Mr. Rockeleller had been ill at his
home, Rockwood hall, in North
Tarrytown, since Sunday, but word
of his condition was not made public.
Five doctors, under the charge of
Mr. Rockefeller's personal physician.
Dr. W. J. Robertson, were in attend
ance when the end came. Practical
ly the entire Rockefeller family were
assembled at the death bed.
Contracts Heavy Cold.
Mr. Rockefeller, who contracted a
heavy cold during the rains of the
last week-end, had just completed
building a $250,000 mausoleum in the
Sleepy Hollow cemetery. The
mausoleum was constructed accord
ing to his own plans and under his
Mr. Rockefeller, . who was 81. had
not recently been active in business,
although he was the active head of
the Standard Oil company of New
York from its establishment in 1865
until 1911. Although somewhat over
shadowed by his elder brother. John
D. Rockefeller, William was one of
the richest men in America.
Almost the only time when his
activities claimed much newspaper
space was in 1912 and 1913, when the
congressional committee investigating
"the money trust" combed the coun
try for him as a witness. He was
finallylocated at Nassau, Bahama
islands, and returned to Florida
wncil d l Cliuil indue iu qu-
i tion him, later he was seized :
such spasams of coughing
that the committee was warned by
fc. h . . h ; ; ht hjs
(Turn to I'ltKe Two. Column Five.)
100 Per Cent Record
on Air Mail Division
The central division of the air mail
service is now on its sixth consecu
tive week of 100 per cent perform
ance, according to a report made by
A. R. Dunphy, division superintned-
average cost of operations during the I
10 months ending April 30 for the
three divisions was as follows:
Central Division M.l centh per mile.
EaBtern Division 80.1 cents per mile.
Western Division 82.7 cents per mile.
The figures were compiled from
the Postoffice department report.
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Knoxville (la.) Buildings
re Destroyed by Fire
Knoxville, la., June 24. hire ot
unknown origin, starting at 1 :30
o'clock this morning, destroyed eight
uupiiicas ih-iiisj it. n. "i.ivi v. .......
city with a loss estimated at more
than $200",000. A high wind caused
the flames to spread rapidly and the
fire was not brought under control
: until 6:30 o'clock this morning. Two
A realtor is a member of
the Omaha Real Estate
He is a firm believer in
advertising, both for his in
dividual offerings and for
the real estate business in
Today in The Bee "Want"
Ad section you will find
listed in convenient form
selected homes, invest
ments, lots, acreage prop
erty, apartments, houses,
etc., from practically every
member of the Omaha Real
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Vs ., orkera Are Denieil
Employment by 4"In
President Is Hopeful
Omaha Ilea Leased W lrr.
Washington, June 24 The X Hi
, nois mine outrages were declared by
Senator Myers, Montana, democrat,
in a senate speech today to be proof
i that there is no "free America,' and
! denounced as more horrible than
German atrocities of the world war.
"These disorders," said Senator
Myers, "are justification for the as-
Myers, 'are justification for the as-
sertion that there can be no free
America as long as American citi -
zens can not work where, when, for
whom and at whatever price thev
choose without seeking the consent
of an invisible government an or-
Worse Than Germans.
Senator Myers read at length from
the accounts of the Herrin mine out-
rages and declared them to be more
horrible than those committed by
the Germans during the war atroci
ties, which mc.n stood here on this
floor and condemned in the most
Most of the victims of the Illinois
"massacre," Senator Myers said,
were "men guilty only of the crime
of exercising their constitutional right
of earning an honest day's wages.'
President Harding still is watching
developments in the disturbed strike
section keenly and hoping for good
results from the effort he announced
yesterday that the government is
making to end the coal conflict.
Plan Not Announced.
No official announcement has been
made as to the details of the govern
ment's plan. 1 1 - is understood that it
provided for intervention by the
government with a straight proposal
for arbitration by a commission ap
pointed by the president. This com
mission would adjust wages, fix the
terms of a new contract and provide
that the scale to be adopted shall be
The first move to be made, accord
ing to White House information, is
a conference between operators and
the miners in the bituminous field
looking to a settlement of the strike.
If this conference deadlocks, as the
administration confidently expects it
to do, then the president will step in,
it is-stated, - with his - proposal for
It is now believed in government
circles, as a result cjf conferences be
tween cabinet officials and repre
sentatives of the operators on the one
hand and the miners on the other,
that both sides of the wage contro
versy will be willing to accept arbi
tration, if strongly urged to do so
by the president.
Intervention Not Popular.
Not all the operators, it is said,
are disposed to agree to government
intervention, but it is well understood
by the president and his advisers that
if any considerable number of them,
in what is known as the central corn-
-.:.;.,- fiplJ rpnA f-vnrahlv tr, z
j White House appeal for peace in the
Uru:. u . .i c : .t.
coal industry, the remainder of them
will be induced to go along.
Estimates of government experts
are that the strike already has cost
the country approximately half a bil
lion dollars in lost wages, loss to op
erators and decreased business of the
Senator Bursum, New Mexico, re
publican, joined Senator Myers in
holding the state authorities to blame
for failure to take measures neces
sary to deal adequately with the sit
uation. "If all these men who attacked the
miners had been deprived of arms
and ammunition, and peace had been
(Turn to PKe Two, Column Three.)
Many Deaths From Colds
Harrisburg, Pa., June 24. "Spring
colds are dangerous and not
sniffles," was the comment of the
State Health Commissioner, Dr. Ed
ward Martin, in announcing that out
of 11.738 deaths in Pennsylvania dur
ing the month of March, 1,018 were
due to influenza and 2,015 to pneu
monia. The statistics were announced
recently by the state bureau of vital
Tuberculosis has a death toll of
812; Bright's disease 925, and cancer
669. There were 821 children under
2 years old died Huring the month.
Births totalled 19,721, as compared
with 21,333 in Mauh of 1921.
Prominent Seattle Man
Was Victim of Massacre
Seattle, Wash., June 24. John E.
Shoemaker, prominent Seattle civil
engineer, former assistant engineer of
the port of Seattle and at one time
president of the Seattle Master Build
ers' association, was killed in the
mine rioting at Herrin, 111.. Thurs-
I day, according to word received here
today. Trustees of the Federated In
i dustries of Washington, of which
! Shoemaker was rt one time an of
I ficer, today unanimously adopted
i resolutions calling on the governor
ot Illinois to take action in an effort
j to bring to justice the men respon
! sible for his death.
Local Thunder Showers
Due Middle of Next Week
I Washington, June 24. Weather j day, Friday and Saturday nights, im- held in readiness to proceed to the
i outlook for the week beginning Mon- i mediately following announcement of scene of the- mine massacre in Wil
; dav: market reports. j liamson county, in case of a renewal
Upper Mississippi and lower Mis-j Monday night's radio program by : of the disturbances, were ordered de
: scuri valleys: Generally fair and j The Omaha Bee will consist of piano mobilized tonight by Governor Len
I warm, but with probability of local
thunder showers by middle of week,
Rocky mountain and plateau re?
giuns: vjciirrany lair, van tempera- muiani ui urmesira music uy ine i cai auinoruies ana mat me situa
1 ture above normal. i Netleliish Musical Quintet I tion was quiet
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNK 25, 1922.
Tokio. June 24 (By A. P.)
Japan today sealed her pledge to
promote world peace, taken at the
limitation of armament conference at
Washington, by declaring her final
decision to withdraw her troops
from Siberia and announcing to the
world a policy of nouaggrrnMon,
I lie diplomatic advisory council at
Tokio fixed October M a the day
w hen the last Japanese soldier must
; be out of the maritime province of
i Siberia, while a foreign official de
, clarrd that the decision was intended
, to please Japan on record as a "non
i aggressive nation, striving to main
1 tain the peace of the world."
The diplomatic advisory council's
approval of yesterday's cabinet de.
, cision is said to have been the logi
cal outcome of Admiral Baron Kato's
accession to the premiership.
Kato, who lead the .Japanese dele
g.Amn to the Washington arms con-
ference, returned to Tokio thorough
ly imbued with the spirit of that
gathering and strongly in favor of
his country adopting a nonaggres
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Cheers Shake Rafters as Ver
diet Clears Executive of
Charges of Conspiracy
Waukcgan, 111., June 24. (By A.
P.) Governor Len Small today was
found not guilty by a jury in the
Lake county circuit court, where he
was tried on charges of conspiracy
to embezzle interest on public mon
eys while serving as state treasurer.
The jury was out an hour and 35
Cheers that shook the rafters of
the ancient Lake county court house
greeted the verdict. Friends by
scores poured through the gates to
the bar enclosure seeking to grasp
the governor's hands.
The flashlights of a half dozen pho
tographers boomed and for minutes
The trial lasted just nine weeks.
The case grew out of alleged mis
use of state funds in 1917 and 1918
while the governor was state treas
urer, and in 1919 and 1920 during
the term of Lieutenant Govern'
Fred E. Sterling as treasurer.
Drys to Be Neutral
in Senate Contest
High Opposed to Taking
Sides Between Davis and
Lincoln, June 24. (Special Tele
gram.) F. A. High, secretary of the
Aiti-Saloon league, declared today
he was absolutely opposed to the or
ganization taking sides in the race
for nomination for United States
senator on the republican ticket be
tween Attorney General Clarence A.
Davis and R. B. Howell.
However, it was admitted here to
day that' certain friends of Howell,
members of the legislative committee
of the league, were urging his en
dorsement by the league. Such tac-
tics aamuieuiy are raising me rancor
of friends of Davis, who declare that
inasmuch as Davis from the first has
supported prohibition and worked as
ardently as Howell for the cause, it
would be a gross injustice to oppose
him in endeavoring to put the league
solidly behind Howell in the pri
maries. Bishop LTses Airplane to
Bless Mediterranean Sea
Paris, June 24. Every year since
Marseilles was a Roman colony, and
a refuge for fleeing Christians a
bishop of the church has pronounced
a benediction over the waves of the
Mediterranean sea in order to as
suage their cruelty to fishermen and
sailors. In previous years he has
journeyed a distance of more than 50
miles in order to do the task thor
oughly. This year the Archbishop of Aix,
who blessed the waves, used a hy
droplane. He covered more sea than
any bishop in history and was back
in Aix comfortably for luncheon 1
Col. Nolan Dies.
Butte, Mont., June 24. Col. C. B.
Nolan of Helena, former attorney
general of Montana, died at a local
hospital this morning.
The radio program to Se given by
The Omaha Bee and the Omaha
Grain Exchange station, WAAW, to
morrow, is as follows:
8:45 A. M. Market reports.
9:00 A. M. News bulletin.
9:45 A. M. Market reports.
9:55 A. M. News bulletin.
10:45 A. M. Market reports.
llt:X5 A. M. News bulletin.
1J:3( P. M. Market reports.
12:50 P. M. News bulletin.
5:15 P. M. Baseball scores.
8:00 P. M. Market reports.
8:15 P. M. Bee conoert.
Delightful musical concerts of vo
cal and instrument selections have
been arranged for radio audiences by
The Omaha Bee this week. They
will be broadcast from station
WAAW tomorrow night. Wednef
selections by Mrs. bcott Wilbur;
vocal solos by Miss Pearl Green,
j pupils of Annie E. Glassgow, and a
' 'Here's a Few Dollars We
Miners in Iowa
Scores of Automobiles Loaded
With Strike Sympathizers "
Force Closing of Wagon
Knoxville, la., June 24. (By A. P.)
The, first demonstration of union
sympathizers in Iowa since the coal
strike started nearly three months
ago today resulted in the closing of
approximately a dozen small non
union wagon mines. '
Early this morning, following a
mass meeting last night of striking
miners at the nearby mining town of
Pershing, scores of automobiles load
ed with strike sympathizers started
out visiting all the nonunion mines
operating within a radium of approxi-
v 20 miles.
Ordered To Quit.
Workers in the nonunion mines
were told to quit work. In all in
stances, according to reports, these
requests were immediately complied
In a number of instances, operators
of the nonunion mines learned of the
coming visit of the strike sympathiz
ers and closed their mines. In several
other instances, it is reported that the
working miners ran for their homes
when they saw the many automobiles
loaded with strike sympathizers
headed for the mines in which they
The number of automobiles and
occupants is variously estimated. Re
ports from Pershing state that about
6 this morning one party of possibly
100 men in scores of automobiles
left for the vicinity of Knoxville.
where there were approximately half
a dozen mines in operation. They
returned about noon.
Report No Violence.
It was later reported that another
group of approximately the same
number left for Bussey, in the south
west corner of Marion county, where
there are a number of other small
Members of the party decline to
say who acted as their spokesmen or
leader. All of them say, however,
that there was no violence.
It is estimated that there were ap
proximately 400 men employed in the
nonunion mines within a radius of 50
miles of Pershing, where the agitation
to close these mines appears to have
had its origin.
The total output from all the non
union mines in this vicinity is esti
mated at about five carloads a day.
Stop Work in Illinois.
Canton. 111.. June 24. (By A. P.)
Traveling by automobile, forces of
union coal miners, in parties various
ly estimated at between 12 and 100,
covered all of Fulton county today
and stopped the operation of every
strip mine. No violence was shown,
it is reported, and every strip mine
worker stopped work without argu
ment. Troops Demobilized.
Waukcgan, 111., June 24. Troops
i small. 1 he governor said that hn i
information indicated that law and
j order had been restored by the lo- j
l M.K ll ! all
OolWM IU lit m II
Method of Enforcing
Dry Law Is Blamed
for Closing Claridge
New York, June 24. The semi
secret little restaurant, where drinks
and gaiety are still on tap for the in
itiate, have driven Hotel Claridge,
long a Broadway institution, out of
business, L. M. Boemer, its proprie
tor, announced today.
The Claridge once the famous
Rectors, having been built by
Charles E. Rector of Chicago wm
put up its shutters August 1.
Mr. Boemcr's announcement attri
buted the downfall of the Claridge
to "the unequal enforcement of the
Volstead act by prohibition officers."
The Claridge, overlooking Long
acre Square, in the heart of the
white light district, has been the
haunt of famous theatrical and mov
ing picture stars for years. It was
built in 1912.
Strip 15 Miles Across in
Manitoba Is Devastated
Winnipeg, Man., June 24. Sweep
ing across Manitoba from a point
in Saskatchewan eastward through
Winnipeg to the Canadian Pacific
station at Lydiatt. 60 miles east of
here, a cyclone at 4 yesterday morn
ing left death and destruction in its
Starting west of Portage, the
storm confined itself tq a lane 15
miles in width, doing damage to
crops, buildings and telephone and
power lines that will run into mil
lions of dollars.
The city of Portage La Prairie is
a scene of desolation. At High
Bluff, seven miles east, standing
crops were cut off level with the
ground, and farm houses and farm
barns were scattered to the four
winds. North of Winnipeg, on the
Selkirk road, telegraph, telephone
and power poles are stretched across
the roadway, while there is only one
station left standing intact north of
East of the city the Canadian Pa
cific station was moved from its
foundations and all telegraph lines
WHERE TO FIND
THE BIG FEATURES OF
THE SUNDAY BEE
Ak-Snr-Ben Tacrant Miiair, Work of
Noted CnmpOHer PK 4.
Vet Pollreman lo Visit Erin on First
Vaeatlon Page 5.
Kditorial fomment Taite 8.
Flapper Came Out of West to Tnd
Jaj han ker tn Liberty - Pat;e 11.
Sports News and Features
Pages 1 and 2.
Of Special Interest t Motorist
Markets and Flnanelat Page A.
Want Ada Pages S to 9.
Society and News for Wo hi en
Pages 1 to .
Shopping with Pollx Pag 6.
Amusements Page 7, S and 9.
Music News Page 7.
"The Married Life of Ttelen and
Warren" Page 9.
Radio News Page ill.
MAti AZIVE SECTION.
Eileen." nine Ribbon Short Story, hr
IV. I.. George Page i.
Happyland Page t.
The Trtnle Weenies Page 4.
Cutouts for the Kiddies Page S.
Letters from Utile Folks Tare .
"The Romance) f a Million Dollars."
b K.IUahoth IleJrans l'aie 7.
. Hi ! IMS. Ms rnt
)HII P" M4 !, III. sail. M
of the Treasury Dawes
in Rum Car Crash
at Canby. Minn.
Passenger, Also Omahan, Cap
turedWife of Dead Man
Leaves for Scene of
Joe Welton, an Omaha taxicab
driver, was killed Friday on the
King of Trails highway two miles
north of Canby, Minn.
An automobile cargo of Canadian
liquor valued at from $3,000 to $4,000
was wrecked when the machine
plunged into a ditch, press dispatches
from Sioux Falls disclosed.
Welton was killed instantly. His
companion, August Ernest of Oma
ha, was slightly hurt. Ernest was
The automobile was en route to
Omaha, it is presumed.
Left Last Week.
Ernest and Welton left Omaha a
week ago Friday night after attend
ing the Ak-Sar-Ben races.
Welton was a peculiar fellow,
even his most intimate friends did
not know where he lived, beuig com
pelled to write a letter to him in
care of the Blue Taxi garage when
they wished to make an engage
ment with him.
He was very secretive about his
affairs, they say, and acted sus
picious of everyone.
He left the employ of the Blue
Taxi company two years ago.
Ernest until a month ago lived
with his wife in the Belvidere apart
ments at 1414 Si nth Sixteenth
street. He was familiarly known as
Walton was taken into custody by
police in connection with the high
jacking of the Ed Wickham hame in
Council Bluffs several months ago,
but was later released.
He was arrested again and held in
jail several days in connection with
the Wahoo bank robbery, for which
Riley Smith was sentenced to 20
years in the penitentiary.
Identification was not complete,
however, and he was released.
Welton is said to have been a half
breed Indian, and his parents are al
leged o be living on a government
Long Stretch of Road.
Canby is in southwestern Minne
sota, only a few miles from the Da
kota line. It is on the King of Trails
highway, which, according to fed
eral officers, has been popular with
rum runners en route to Omaha,
Sioux City or Sioux Falls.
The stretch of road where the ac
cident occurred is part of a wide
highway which runs without a blem
ish for 100 miles of padded gravel.
Radio Weather Reports
Will Be Started Monday
Washington, June 24. Weather
reports for the states east of the
Mississippi will be broadcast from
the naval radio station beginning
next Monday, it was announced to
day. A similar program has been
put into effect at the naval radio
station at Great Lakes, Illinois, for
broadcasting the forecast of IS west
ern states and for the Great Lakes.
Loses Fingers in Sheller.
Beatrice. Neb., June 24 (Spe
cial.) The young son of Mr. and
Mrs. Art Holbcn of the Adams
vicinity suffered three crushed fyig
crs when his hand became caught
in the cogs of a corn-shellei while
playins; about the machine. The
lingers were so badly crushed that
they had to be amputated.
Assassination of Dr. Walter
Katlienati, Oeriuun For
r ifiii MinUtrr, Cause
Unions Planning Strike
nerlin. June 24 Martial taw and a
tte of siege were proclaimed in
llerlitt today following the atsassina
tion of Dr. Walter R.itbrnau. tbt
German foreign minister, this morn
ing. The murderer, who were waiting
for Dr. Katlienati at his door, follow
ed hi automobile in another motor.
As the for, -inn minister's car wa
pasting a crossing they fired eight
revolver allot and hurled a hand
grenade at their victim. Dr. Rathe
nan was killed instantly.
The assassins, of whom it is stated
there were three, escaped in their
City in Uproar.
The report of the crime spread
rapidly throughout Berlin, causing a
general uproar. Crowds gathered in
the streets, discussing the necessity
of a general strike which was being
prepared by the labor unions.
All the roads to Berlin are being
guarded by strong detachments of
nolice. who are controlling train and
automobile traffic to prevent demon
strators from marching on the capi
tal. A feeling of anxiety, "Who is
next?" pervades the town where the
recent prophecy of the Freiheit and
other socialist newspapers that a
new St. Bartholomew's eve, with a
general slaughtering of the leading
men of the new German republic,
was scheduled for the end of thi
week is still creating a sensation
and a general thrill of fear.
Fight in Reichstag.
When the assassination was an
nounced the reichstag members ad
hering to the left turned on the na
tionalists, yelling, "You are the.
A free-for-all fight ensued in
which General Schoch, a member ot
the German peoples party, and Karl
Helfferich were badly mauled. The;
reichstag adjourned until the after
noon, the socialists claiming mat
they wjll not let the nationalists hold
their big meeting, announced for to
day. Today is St. John's day. an old
German festival, which is celebrated
by bonfires and speeches in Berlin
and Potsdam. The police yesterday
announced that they would not per
mit any demonstrations.
Numerous Bavarian hot heads have,
been in Berlin of late. The police
have clews that members of the asso
ciation which murdered Dr. Erzber-
j gcr were present and also Herr
I Eschench, organizer of the home
'guard, which was officially dissolved
I by the allies, Gen. Von Der Tann
: and others.
Funeral of Wilson
Will Be Held Monday
London, June 24. (By A. P.)
The funeral of Field Marshal Sir
Henry Wilson, will be held next
Monday in St. Paul's cathedral, the
empire's military pantheon. The
body will be interred in the north
transept, beside the grave of Field
Marshal Lord Roberts. Full military
honors will be accorded the dead
The two men arrested as assassins
of Field Marshal Wilson were ar
raigned on a charge of murder yes
terday and formally remanded for a
week in order to enable further in
vestigation. Thus far resnonsible republicans
in Ireland who have spoken regard
ing the assassination, including
Eamon de Valera, have disavowed
any knowledge of the crime or its
perpetrators. Mr. De Valera tonight
however, issued a political manifesto
i" which he denounced the policy of
the British government and that of
Ulster as the cause of such outrages.
Mail Carriers Must Wear
Badges on Caps by New Order
Washington, June 24. Every city
and village mail carrier in the United
States and there are about 45.000 of
them will be required in the future
to provide himself with a cap nura
her or badge bearing the number of
the carrier's route and the name of
the postoffice, under an order is
sued yesterday by First Assistant
Postmaster General Bartlett.
The carriers will be obliged to
pay for the ba 'ges themselves, the
department estimating that about 15
cents is a fair price for such an
j Ballots for Referendum
j Election to Cost $10,000
j Lincoln. June 24 (Special Tcle-
gram.) W. L. Gaston, assistant sec
j rctary of state, issued a warning to
those interested in the referendum
election for laws passed by the last
legislature that if arguments were not
I cut down it would cost the state
thousands oi (lobars.
Arguments on referendum proposi
tions are permitted. The printing is
paid for by those interested, but The
state must pay postage. Prnting ot
ballots, demanded by the Nonparti
san league, will cost approximately
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