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VOL. 62 NO. 7.
Sacred Heart Consecrated by
Archbishop J. J. Harty
Amid Glorious Setting
of Papal Colors.
Edifice Free of Debt
Amid the glorious letting of papal
colon and the splendor of a beauti
ful day, Sacred Heart church, Twenty-second
and Binney streets, was
consecrated by Archbishop J. J.
Harty of Omaha yesterday.
The ceremony was long and im
pressive, church dignitaries in their
purple robes and clergy from all
part of the country t::king part.
Services were unusual in that the edi
fice i free from any incumbrance,
Sacred Heart church being the only
structure in the Omaha diocese that
is now consecrated.
I HifnrtrHc nf nrcnn lini tli
streets ana wains aooui inc cnurcn
while a procession of acolytes,
fourth degree Knights of Columbus,
clergy and prelates in flowing pur
ple robes marched three times about
the edifice, escorting a crypt that
bore the relics of four martyrs, St.
Marcellinus. St. Pantaleon, St. Alex
ander and St. Lawrence.
Church Dignitaries. i
The attending church dignitaries j
in the robes of their office were:
Archbishop J. J. Harty of Omaha;
Archbishop J. J. Glennon of St.
Louis; Bishop T. W. Drum of Des
Moines; Bishop Edmond Heelan of
Sioux City and Monsignor McManus
of Council Bluffs.
Archbishop Glennon, who delivered
sermons at the laying of the corner
stone to Sacred Heart church 22
years ago and at the dedication of
the edifice two years later, preached
the consecration sermon yesterday to
an audience that filled the church to
The services began at a a. m.
Spectators stood with bowed heads
while the procession made three
circuits of the church.
Following the blessing of the ex
terior, the procession made three cir
cuits within the structure, Archbishop
Harty blessing 12 chucifixes attached
to the walls. The relics of the lour
martyrs were placed in a sepulchrum
in the marble altar stone which then
was sealed with cement. Following
the blessin gof other equipment in the
church, pontifical high mass was
Fourteen fourth degree Knights of
Columbus; -in., formal attire, baldrics
and drawn swords, who met Arch
bishop Glennon at the Union station,
escorted the prelate to the altar, of
the church. Archbishop Harty pre
sided on the throne during ethe mass.
Celebrant -was Rev. Oliver Dolphin
of Red Wing, Minn.; deacon. Rev.
Joseph A. Casey of Chicago; sub
deacon. Rev. Dan Hurley of Wells
ville, Mo. Music by the. Sacred
Heart cljoir, Mrs. W. H. Boyde, di
recting, was a feature of the services.
Papal benediction was imparted to
the Sacred Heart congregation by
Archbishop Harty, who received spe
cial faculties for this occasion from
Pope Pius XI.
The church was decorated with
papal colors and the Modern Wood
men band led a procession of . Holy
Name members and Fourth degree
Knights of Columbus who escorted
Archbishop Glennon from Twenty
second and Lake streets to Sacred
A banquet at Hotel Fontenelle fol
lowed the consecration services.
At solemn pontifical vespers last
evening in Sacred Heart church,
Bishop T. W. Drum of Des Moines
officiated. Bishop Edmond Heelan
o'f Sioux City delivered the vespers
Mass to Be Sung.
Solemn high requiem mass for the
deceased priests and persons of Sa
cred Heart parish will be sung at 9
today in the consecrated edifice.
Celebrant will be Monsignor F. P.
McManus of Council Bluffs; deacon
will be Rev. Oliver Dolphin; sub-
deacon, Kev. Joseph A. Lasey; mas
ter of ceremonies, Kev. J. H. Ost
diek. S)VS following Fourth defres Knlits of
Cdiumbui participated in the consecration
services: Leo A, Hoffman. Charles Wal
ker, D. J. Doraey, H. J. Dorary, Thomaa
Maher, John L. Coulton. Dr. J. C. Iwer
sen, Charles Ederer, Dr. E. B. VcCJutl
lin, T. C. Green. P. H. Routers. O. H.
Koewler, John Wilson and D. M. Mur
phy. Marshall of the day was J. W.
Platte Valley Irrigation
District Survey Finished
Kearney, Neb., June 25. (Special.)
Surveying of the Platte vallev ir
rigation district has been completed,
according to Federal Engineer F. F.
Smith, in charge. The data assem
bled is now being compiled, charts
and maps are being drawn and other
office detail perfected before the sur
vey is turned over to the Department
Eleven reservoirs have been lo
cated north of the Platte river, while
three will be placed south of the river,
between North Platte and Lexington.
Three additional reservoirs are pro
vided in the Platte, by damming the
river. The survey provides for irri
gation of 300.000 acres and the drain
ing of an additional 90.000 acres.
Rebekah Lodge District
Meeting Held at Wolbach
.Wolbach, Neb, June 25. (Spe
cial.) The second annual district
meeting; of the Rebekah lodb-e for the
37th district was held in thU city to
day. Over 100 delegates were pres
ent. A banquet at 6 was held in the
Methodist church basement.
- Rain Insures Cora Crop
O'Neill, Neb, June 25. (Special
Telegram.) A two-inch rain, which
began early Sunday morning aad
continued most' of the day, assure
the carrying of corn through the dry
July period usual in this section.
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Archbishop Denies That
From Very Beginning, the
Church Has Stood Against
Archbishop J. J. Glennon.
Denial that the "church it in
politics." in the form as usually
charged, was emphatically made by
Archbishop. J. J. Glennon of St
Louis in his sermon at the conse
cration services of Sacred Heart
church yesterday. Archbishop Glen
non, one of America's most eloquent
orators, chose at his text Chronicles
"For I have chosen and have sanc
tified this place, that my name may
be there forever, and my eyes and
my heart may remain there per
petually." . "Politics is not in itself an ignoble
thing," said the archbishop. "On the
contrary, rightly understood as mean
ing the promotion of laws and move
ments making for the common
wealth and as the sum total of efforts
leading to the peace, happiness and
prosperity of the people, it becomes
a science altogether honorable and
worthy of the support of all our
"But politics in the minds of many
has come to mean quite a different
thing. Divorced from genuine states
craft, from the promotion of justice
and the happiness of the people, it
has come to be regarded as the occu
pation of men who seek thereby to
srrve themselves and not others, and
who. to attain their own selfish ends,
are prepared to resort to dishonesty,
onbrry and fraud.
Interest Selves in Welfare.
"It is in this degraded sense that
politics is always taken by those who
raise the cry The Catholic church is
in politics.' What I do not under
stand is why it is that the Catholic
church alone is invariably made the
subject of their attack.
"Catholic people, in the course of
ages, have interested themselves in
the Social and political welfare of the
nation. They regarded it a duty to
defend and uphold legitimate author
ity. They sought the promulgation
of iust laws the defense of the rights
of conscience, of God and humanity.
Will March at
Wife Consents to Permit
Toliticans" to Attend Only
"" WneS King's Name "
. London, June 24. Lady Wilson
withdrew her objections to .Prime
Minister Lloyd George attending the
funeral of her husband, Field Mar
shal Sir Henry Wilson, on Monday,
and the prime minister and his camV
net will march behind the artillery
caisson bearing the coffin.
Only by invoking the king's name
did the widow of the martyr consent
to "politicians' participating in the
memorial ceremonies, as her friends
pointed out that the absence of the
ministers from the public funeral
would be regarded as disrespectful
to his majesty.
Spit Is Blamed.
Lady Wilson's refusal to receive
Austen Chamberlain, who called
to present the cabinet's con
dolences, and her announcement that
Lloyd George and the cabinet would
not be welcome at the funeral, was
a result of the split which occurred
between the prime minister and the
field marshal several months ago.
Sir Henry consistently opposed
what he termed Mr. lioya ueoigc s
weak and vacillating policy towards
Germany and France, insisting that
the British government should as
sume a firm and just attitude in sup
nr;nT Vi Frmrh in their fair de
mands toward Gerrrtany, but giving
the Germans a chance to live and
Break Over Collins.
wv... Mr T.tnvH Georae began
ncrn;atinn with the Irish. Sir Hen
ry could no longer stand the prime
minister's policy ana ne Drone swy
ly on the principle involved which he
said was "snaking nanas wun mm-
derers." . . . .
The culmination of their break oc
curred when Sir Henry called at
rtnrnlnir etrret nnf dav while Mr.
Lloyd George was conversing with
Michael Collins, as tne iiem mai
.h.i .r,r.r1 the crime minister s
study, Mr. Lloyd George said:
sir itenry, ici mc mnvunv .....
Without replying to these
words, the field marshal placed his
hands behind his. back, ana wamcu
from the room, summarily breaking
off relations with the cabinet.
New Golf Clubhouse
Friend. Neb., June 25. (Special
The Friend Golf club has just com
pleted a club house. It is of the bun
galow type and large enough to ac
commodate a large dancing party.
The floor is of hard maple and there
is a fireplace in each end of the room.
A Catalogue of
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The Omaha Bee contains the
offers and wants of hundreds
of individuals every day that
likens it to a huge catalog.
Bead this catalog daily
m It to satisfy your wants.
The Omaha Morning Bee
Is InPoUtics ;ninationiMenace Is
Archbishop J. J. Glennon.
"But that the 'church is in politics,'
in the form and as the charge is
usually made, is not only palpably
and viciously false, but the very op
ppsite is true. From the very be
ginning, the church has stood against
the corruptions and frauds of politi
cal life against the greed and sel
fishness of her kings and politicians
against the powers of darkness in
"I wojbld like to ask our critics
whether the church was in politics
in ' those 'early centuries when the
pagan emperors ruled from Rome the
destinies of the world 1 Poor poli
ticians, those Christians were, but for
God and civilization martyrs and de
fenders. Thomas A. Becket, arch
bishop of Canterbury, showed little
political wisdom when he dared to
defend the rights of the church of
God against the domination of the
English Caesar, Henry II. It was
by Henry's politicians that he was
foully murdered at the high altar of
his cathedral because he would obey
God rather than man.
All Notables at
King and Queen Remain to
End Scene Resembles
'.Glittering Spectacle of " "
London, June 25. (By A. P.)
With the Wilson tragedy fresh in
mind, the police took amazing pre
cautions to guard the king and queen,
the members of the cabinet and oth
er prominent personages who attend
ed the American ambassador's dinner
last night. Groups of Scotland Yard
men in every manner of disguises
were deployed in doorways, alleys
and obscure corners, and fully 300
special detectives patroled the streets
for a radius of several blocks of the
Harvey residence, almost as much
an object of interest as the Wilson
Hundreds of curious waited outside
to catch a glimpse of the distin
guished guests. Detectives were on
all sides when Premier Lloyd George
alighted from his automobile, and the'
other members ot the caoinet were
The gathering lasted until after
midnitrht. the kine and aueen remain
ing until the end, which is unusual.
as the sovereigns were never Known
to remain to such a late hour at pre
. The scene within the ambassador's
house resembled a glittering spec
tacle of mid-victorian days. All the
men. with the exception of Chief
Justice Taft, were attired in knee
breeches and the British guests car
ried jeweled swords. Many deco
rations and foreign insignia were
worn and the prime minister, with
some of his associates, arrived in
Napoleonic cocked hats.
The women were resplendent in
shimmering of gold and silver, the
Americans vicing with their Eng
lish sisters in the beauty and Iavish
ness of their jewels, diamond tiaras,
ropes of pearls, and rings of rare
beauty. The queen wore a robe of
silver brocade, with gorgeous dia
The king spent considerable time
in taking with Lady Astor of her re
cent experiences in America. "You
have made me a splendid laison offer
between the two countries," he
The queen held a miniature court,
chatting with Mrs. Harvey, Mrs.
Taft and other guests, who con
gratulated her upon the prince of
Wales' successful tour and safe re
turn. The king escorted Mrs. Harvey
into the dining room, where there
were 40 covers, while the queen
was escorted by the ambassador.
Besides the Tafts, the American
guests were Mr. and Mrs. James M.
Beck, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Ger
ard, Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, Mr. and
Mrs. Post Wheeler, Frank A.
Munsey, Paul D.'Cravath and Mr.
and Mrs. Marshall Field.
After dinner the American singers,
Garence Whitehill and Miss Marcia
Van Dresser, sang a number of
Deadlock on Judgeships
Is Broken at Conference
Washington, June 25. The dead
lock on the bill to create a score or
more of federal judges was broken
by agreement of the senate and
house, conferees to give an addi
tional federal judge to the New Jer
sey, New Mexico, eastern Illinois
and 'middle Tennessee districts.
Opponents See Little Likeli
hood of Wisconsin Senator
Being Defeated by
Socialists to Give Aid
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINQ.
Omaha Ho iManl Wlr.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 25. Re
nomination of Senator La Follettc
in the republican primary Septem
ber 5 is the political forecast for
Wisconsin at this writing.
Leaders of the citizens' repub
lican conference, which selected Dr.
W. A. Ganficld, president of Carroll
college, Waukesha, to . oppose La
Follettc, express the belief that La
Follettc can be defeated, but admit
that the odds are in his favor.
The editor of a big newspaper,
identified with the anti-La Follettc
movement, tells me that in his opin
ion the senator will be renominated
by the largest majority he ever re
ceived in a primary. Another man,
recognize'd as one of the moving
spirits in the committee of 44, which
called the citizens' conference, put it
Has Strong Backing.
"It docs not look as if we could
beat La Follettc. He will have the
support of mo;t of his old personal
following, -the Germans, the Irish,
the wets, the socialists and the radi
cal farmers and organized labor."
The decision of the socialist party
to nominate no candidate for senate
will inure to the benefit of La Fol
Ictte, as was intended by the social
ist leaders. At the judicial elections
in the spring the socialists polled
170,000 votes. With no contest in
their own primary, the socialists will
be at liberty to vote for La Follettc
in the republican primary. I saw
Victor L. Berger, the boss of the so
cialist party of Wisconsin, here sev
eral weeks ago, before the socialist
convention, and learned of the in
tention to help La Follette.
"La Follette Etood against imper
ialism and militarism during the
war," said Berger. "That was oui
stand, too. I could not find it in my
conscience to put up a candidate
No Deal Made.
Berger is a candidate for congress
from the Fifth district and may with
reason expect to receive the support
of the La Follette republicans', al
though he denied that there has been
any deal with the senator. Berger
will be opposed by Congressman
Stafford on a fusion ticket.
In the last congress, Berger was
twice denied a seat, because of his
indictment and conviction for ob
struction of war measures. The su
preme Court set aside his conviction
on the groud that Judge Landis
should have allowed a change of
venue. Berger does not expect to
be tried again. His friends say he
has been promised by house leaders
that if elected next fall he will be
The opponents of La Follette are
whaling away at the senator on his
war record and his alleged radical
ism, but the senator has not answer
ed them up to date. Whether this
line of attack is making much head
way is problematical.
I recently asked La Follette what
he thinks of the assertions that he
has become an ultra-radical, a bol
shevist. Narrowing those blue eyes
to slits, shaking his gray mane and
squaring away at me like a prize
fighter, he delivered himself as fol
lows: "For the life of me I can not per
ceive that I am one whit more radi
cal today than I was when I entered
public life more than 40 years ago.
All these years I have been fighting
monopoly and special privileges.
They have taken new forms and my
fight has taken on new aspects to
suit the occasion.
"I was reared in the atmosphere of
the granger movement. Well I re
member those days when Alexander
Mitchell, father of the St. Paul road,
was maintaining that the railroads
were a law unto themselves, that
none had the right to regulate them,
and when the farmers of Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois began
to awaken to the problem and to
determine to organize to protect their
"The farmers of those four states
organized, controlled the legislatures
and wrote the first railroad regula
tion laws. They elected a farmer
governor of Wisconsin just as the
Nonpartisan league six years ago
elected a farmer governor i,n North
Dakota. Big business of those days
wrung its hands in holy horror. The
farmers were called anarchists bol
shevism being unknown then.
"But the farmers were undeterred.
The laws they passed were the foun
dation of state and federal railroad
regulations. The laws were upheld
by the supreme court and the roads
were compelled to abide by them.
The Iowa code probably was the
best of the four. The Iowa dis
tance freight rate prevented railroads
from building up any one great cen
ter to become a metropolis over
shadowing the rest of the state. Iowa
has not one metropolis, but a number
of larger cities, all about the same
size, scattered through the state.
"I was called radical at the be
ginning ofmy career, for advocating
legislation now regarded as conser
vative. I have not changed. What
I am advocating today I have been
advocating for years. But public
sentiment is changing. I am being
called radical today for advocating
reforms which will be adopted in
time and in time will be called con
servative. The world do move."
JUNK 26. 1922. '
A Vast Quantity of Anaes
thetic Sold From Army
Stores Found to
One Death Is Reported
Omaha ltv laanl Wlr.
New York, June 25. An invisible
peril that has been lurking for mouths,
menacing thoiiMimls of lives and per-
haps causing death in many cases,
j was bared today when The World
I obtained the admission of the Drpart-
nient of Agriculture that it lias con
' dcmni'd as unsafe a vast quantity of
' ' l' iorm sold from army surplus
This chloroform, put un in small
tin containers and intended for anaes
thesia, has been distributed to sur
geons and to hospitals throughout
the country and there is no way of
telling at present how much of it
has already been used in connection
Would Invite Death.
About 1,000.000 cans are said to
have been sold and it is estimated
that possibly one quarter of it has
decomposed to such an extent that
to administer it to a patient would
David B. Levy of New York, a
drug wholesaler and importer, who
bought and sold upward of 50,000
cans of the army chloroform, has
written all his customers requesting
them to return it to him at his ex
pense and for credit.
One wholesaler said that he was in
receipt of a communication from a
physician of New York state express
ing the opinion thSt the death of one
of that doctor's patients, which oc
curred in the course of an operation,
had beea due to some of this decom
Warning Sent Out.
So far, The World was informed,
all the cases of decomposition have
been discovered in chloroform which
the government purchased during the
war from E. R. Squibb and Sons of
Beckman street, manufacturing
chemists of many years standing.
To inform users how they might
distinguish the army chloroform from
the kind now being manufactured,
Squibb and Sons have issued a warn
ing to all persons upon their mail
The last large sale of this chloro
form, it was said, was early this year,
when about 500,000 cans were dis
posed of in Philadelphia at auction.
The prices ranged from 4i cents to
84 cents a can. The retail price, it
is stated, is about 35 cents.
Dane May Be Deported
Alliance, Neb., June 25. (Special.)
Chris Klagclund, 21, Danish sailor,
who is serving a 20-day sentence in
the county jail on a charge of de
frauding a restaurant keeper, is fac
ing deportation to his native land,
following his threats to "blow up" the
town, which he made when sentence
was pronounced, according to Im
migration Officer W. R. Mansfield of
Denver, who came here to investigate
Klagelund reached town two
weeks ago "a la hobo," went to a
restaurant and ate a 35-cent meal,
vhich he refused to pay for, claim
ing he had been "frisked" of $15.
Following his conviction, Chris
cursed the judge, the officers and
the restaurant keeper and declared
he would "blow up the whole town"
as soon as he got out of jail. County
Attorney Basye notified Denver im
migration officials, and Officer
Mansfield was sent here to investi
gate the case. The officer said he
would take immediate steps to have
Klagelund deported to Denmark.
Klagelund claims he has been in the
United States eight years and ad
mitted serving a three-year term in
the penientiary since his arrival. He
has never applied for citizenship pa
pers, according to the officers.
Mystery Still Clouds
Kidnaping of Baby
Lincoln, June 25. (Special Tele
gram.) Mystery continued to sur
round the kidnaping of the baby of
a university couple Thuhsday from
the home f Mrs. W. C. Sharp, who
ha dtaken the baby while the father
and mother finished their edcuation
Holman Howe of Humboldt, Ne
braska, university student, who ad
mitted to police Saturday night he
was father of the baby born ( four
months ago and that he married the
mother in February, was reported by
police to 'be investigating a clew
that a strange woman carrying a
baby in her arms boarded a Kansas
City train at Wymore Friday. Howe,
police say, told them that relatives
of the mother lived in St. Joseptt
and he assured the police he would
locate these relatives.
Police say they were informed the
mother is in Lincoln, prostrate with
grief over the baby's disappearance.
The demented woman, . described
by Mrs. Sharp as the one who had
called repeatedly at her home beg
ging and beseeching her for a baby
to mother, is without identity so far
as police know. Mrs. Sharp, accord
ing to police, described her as mid
. Broken Bow, Neb., June 25, (Spe
cial.) The Church of God Bethel
at Berwyn was dedicated Sunday,
Rev. W. E. Turner of Celina, O.,
making the principal address. A bas
ket dinner was held in the W. R.
Tennant grove near Berwyn imme
diately after the dedicatory service.
(I.ttfl Is III RH (l (Mil 0M
Divorce Decrees Obtained
Secretly in Paris Courts
Practice of Liquidating Family Troubles in France j
Growing Mile. Lenglen to Play Last Singles at
Wimbledon French Masters Dictate Return of
Classic Steps to Avoid Freak Exhibition.
rri, June :5.-(Dy A. P.)
Ainerican laywers in Faris are being
deluged with inquiries as to the
procedure nccentary to obtain a di
vorce in French courts, the corre
spondence being provoked by the
number of divorces of Americans
which have been granted in France
recently. The absolute secrecy with
which decrees are obtained appears
to be the feanture that attracts, but
French judges are beginning to set
their faces against the growing prac
tice of Americans of liquidating their
family troubles in France. The courts
stand firmly on two statuory pro
visions: That the applicant must
have a real residence in Paris, not a
mere make-belief residence, and that
legal reason must exist why the
applying American was unalble to
procure a divorce in his or her own
Secrecy as regards divorce pro- i
ccedings here is guaranteed by the '
laws prohibiting publication of de-;
tails that are connected with divorce 1
It is popularly supposed that :
thousands of couples have been di- j
vorced in fans without any other i
publicity than that traveling by word j
of mouth. This secrecy is criticized
by some students of the social ques- I
tion, who think that publicity of di
vorces would promote better social
To Play Last Singles.
Victor or vanquished, Wimbledon
will be the last singles tournament
for Mile. Suzanne Lenglen, unless
she changes her mind. Her determi
nation to wipe out her defeat at
Forestille at the hands of Mrs. Molla
Bjurstedt Mallory, the American
champion, is outweighed only by her
father's orders to abandon singles
tournament play. She said recently
to a friend: "I "don't want to give
the American correspondents another
chance to shake the cocoanut tree at
Return to Classic Dance.
Classic dances are coming back
next season by edict of French danc
ing masters. Only three new steps
have passed their censorship, because
they want to discourage freak exht
bitions. One novelty, having the
rhythm of a Spanish waltz, is called
the "passe-to." This, a jicw quad
rille passed on by the masters in
which five classic figures are re
placed by the shimmy, waltz, tango
and a mixture of all three. The
houh is a descriptive dance sup
posed to furnish an illusion of sea
Wear Black and White.
Parisian Surrtme'r ""season fashion
shows at the race tracks, to which
in feminine minds, the running of
the French Derby, the grand steeple
chase and the grand prix are mere
incidentals, may justly be called
symphonies vi black and white.
Even flowers c.n hats are for the
most part' black and white. Silky
flimsy materials have been, more
common than velvets and all the
skirts have been long.
Carmen Diaz in Paris.
"She is occupied doing as much
good as she can without attracting
attention," is the way the Mexican
colony of Paris speaks of a slight
woman of rather stately bearing, who
is always dressed in black and is so
well preserved that she might pass
for any age between 35 and 50. She
is Carmen Romero Rubio Diaz, wid
ow"of Porfirio Diaz, long time pres
ident of the Mexican republic.
Badly assimilated knowledge, Ma
dame Diaz holds, is partly responsi
ble for Mexico's woes, she likens the
effect of education on the Mexicans
to the effect which the teachings of
Voltaire and Rousseau had on the
French. The result, she thinks, final
ly may be the same, but the end is
far off, and Mexico, like France, will
be obliged to go through more reac
tions and revolutions before her des
tiny is worked out.
Car Windows Broken
by Big Hail Stones
Grand Island, Neb., June 25.
(Special.) An extreme" change in
temperature took place here Sunday
afternoon and a violent wind storm
of about 10 minutes duration took
place between 7 and 8. It was unac
companied, however, by rain or hail.
The wind was strong enough to do
some damage to auto tops.
Train No. 10' on the Union Pa
cific, arriving here at 7, reports a
severe hail between Lexijigton and
Gothenburg, stones as large as goose
eggs falling, and breaking a num
ber of the windows on the norfh side
of the coaches.
Farmer Slashes Throat
in Attempt at Suicide
Crab Orchard, Neb., June 25.
(Special.) L. S. Penkava, 40, a
farmer living a mile north of this
place, attempted suicide by cutting
his throat with a razor, wo deep
gashes were inflicted, but the jugular
vein was missed. .
Mr. Penkava has been in poor
health for six weeks and had just re
turned home from Rochester, Minn.,
where he did not receive much en
couragement as to his condition from
specialists. His condition is serious.
Knoxville (la.) Buildings
Are Destroyed by Fire
Knoxville, la., June 24. Fire of
unknown origyi, starting at 1:30
o'clock this morning, destroyed eight
business houses in the center of this
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
firemen were slightly injured by fall
ing walls. )
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Moves to Curtail
Bill Designed to Meet Decis
ion of Supreme Court
Taking Off Lid Is
Washington, June 25. (Special
Telegram.) The house committee
on elections moved to curb and
regulate campaign expenditures to
meet the supreme court decision in
the Newberry case and the opinion
recently rendered by the attorney
general. The opinion and the deci
sion are regarded as having taken
the lid off expenditures in primaries.
The supreme court decision in the
Newberry case held that congress
has no right to pass a federal law
governing expenditures in state pri
Representative Andrews (Nebras
ka) has formulated a bill which he
thinks, will meet this constitutional
objection. He introduced it June 9,
and it was reported by the commit
tee today. Its sponsors will seek to
secure a special rule so it may be
rushed through congress during ths
closing hours of the session, in order
to affect pending primaries.
Representative Andrews' bill pro
vides that campaign expenditures of
members of the house shall be lim
ited to $5,000 and of members of
the senate to $10,000. He avoids
the supreme court objection by
avoiding the use of the word "pri
maries" altogether, and makes it
incumbent upon candidates for con
gress to make a report of expendi
tures to the federal government.
McCormick May Leave
Hospital in Airplane
Chicago, June 25. There are indi
cations that when he departs from
Wesley , Memorial hospital, Harold
F. McCormick will disappear in an
airplane. The mysterious actions of
an aviator from Checkerboard field
caused such rumor.
This man drove up to the hospital
in the afternoon, carefully looked
over a tract of vacant land adjoining
the hospital, paced off . its measure
ments, gazed at the McCormick win
dows, held a brief conference with
the Hospital authorities and drove
away. The vacant lot is a full square
and would permit the launching of
an airplane easily, it is said.
Dr. Lespinasse issued no bulletin
regarding Mr. McCormick's condi
tion, but said . he would keep
him in the hospital a few days longer
to be absolutely sure the 'operation
Hemingford Farmer Fined
for Assault on Neighbor
Alliance, Neb., June 25. (Special.)
Gus- Schoenig, farmer near Hem
ingford, pleaded guilty to a charge of
assaulting his neighbor, Constantin
Klempke, in county court and was
Both men are members of a rural
school board and a dispute arose over
the question of moving the school
house from Klqmpke's land to a
point nearer the center of the school
district. Klempke drove to the Scho
enig home, where an argument en
sued. The latter invited Klempke to
get out of his automobile and as
Klempke did so, Schoenig struck him
in the face.
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Coroner's Panel Finds Em.
jdoycrs Hpsporisilile for
Slaying of 20 Men in
Timekeeper Tells Story
Onmlia ltr laart! Wit.
Herrin, III., June 25. A coroner's
jury in its verdict here today named
C. K. McDowell, superintendent of
the "(imp" mine of the Southern Illi
nois Coal company, as the murderer
of George Henderson, one of the two
I union miners slain Wednesday night
wncn tncy visum tne mine 10 mane
an investigation on behalf of the
The verdict came after the jury,
accompanied by Coroner William M.
McCown, had visited the Herrin hos
pital and questioned a number of
nonunion wounded patients there
i since the massacre of union men of
a score of strike breakers lollowing
the killing of Henderson and Joseph
Pitchiewicz, the other union man
Says McDowell Fired.
Information that Henderson was
shot down by McDowell was given
the jury by Allen P. Findlay, time
keeper for the guards employed at
the mine, and who was himself
wounded in the resultant fighting, it
"I was standing right behind Mc
Dowell when he fired the shots di
rectly at Henderson," Findlay is re
ported to have told the jury.
McDowell was himself slain in
Thursday's disorders, the miners
venting a special vengeance upon the
superintendent. The coroner and
jury directed C. A. Jenkins,' Herrin
undertaker, who has had charge of
caring for the dead, to make notation
on the Henderson death certificate
to the effect that Henderson "came
to his death from bullets fired by C,
K. McDowell, and it was murder."
A verdict that the remaining slain,
including Pitchiewiccz, came to their
death through gunshot wounds in
flicted by unknown persons, was re
turned. Records of Jer.kins placed
the total number of dead at 21. This
includes Henry Hoffman, nonunion
worker, who died from his wounds at
Herrin hospital yesterday.
Coal Company Blamed.
Entire responsibility for the mur
ders of 19 nonunion workers and two
union miners resulting from the riots
and massacre at a strip mine near
here last Wednesday and Thursday
was laid upon the officials of the
Southern Illinois Cnal company .
mentioned specifically by name in the
The portion of the verdict on this
"We, the jury, find from the deaths
of the deceased that the deaths were
due to the acts direct and indirect
of the officials of the Southern Illi
nois Coal company. We recommend
that investigation be conducted for
the purpose of fixing the blame upon
the individuals responsible."
The jury contained three union
miners, of whoni one was foreman.
The other three members of the jury
were business men of Williamson
Iowa Girl's Journey
Halted at Alliance
Alliance, Neb., June 25. (Special.)
With a winsome smile and an air
cf unconcern, pretty Miss Madeline
Silvers, 16, of Osceola, la., who was
taken from a train en route from her
home to Torrington, Wyo., follow
ing receipt of several messages from
Iowa and Nebraska authorities, told
how she came to leave home with
out parental authority or sanction.
"You see. it is this way," smiled
Madeline, in relating her story to
Sheriff J. W. Miller. "I. had a boy
friend back there in Osceola who
sold a lot of hogs and got a lot of
money. He lost some of it gambling,
and I told him he had better give
the rest of his money to me and I
would keep it for him. He gave me
quite a bit, ad then I took a notion I
would like to travel. I met a woman
at the station at Osceola who lived
in Torrington, Wyo., and I decided
I- would like to go to Tprring-ton
too, so I bought a ticket and hopped
on the train. I wasn't really run
Miss Silvers said she graduated
with the 1922 High school class at
Osceola. She was well dressed,
vivacious and seemed to regard her
experience as a huge joke.
"Oh, yes, I'll go back home, all
right," she told Sheriff Miller.
Sheriff D. Scott of Leon, la., ar
rived here and started with the girl
on the homeward journey.
Mutiny in Kiangsi Province
. Is Believed Under Control
Shanghai, June 25. (By A. P.)
Although fresh reports from the in
terior of Kia,ngsi province are lack
ing, missionaries and officials here
believe the fury of the mutiny has
been spent and the pillaging soldiers
of the Peking government brought
under control either by force or
spread violence is believed past. It
is possible, however, that reports
from the districts south of Nan
chajig, where communications still
are more or less disrupted, may dis
close further tragic developments.
Farmer Arrested on Charge
of Passing Bogus Checks
Pawnee City, Neb., June 25. (Spe
cial.) Jesse Korber, farmer of the
vicinity of Dubois, was arrested by
Sheriff Guy Avery, charged with
passing bogus checks. The offenses
are alleged to have been committed
at Humboldt in Richardson county,
so Avery turned him oxer to tha
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