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The Omaha Morning Bee
VOL 62 NO. 88.
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OMAHA, TUESpAY, AUGUST 1. 1922.
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Imposts Proposed on Blankets,
.Wearing Apparel and Floor
Covering Adopted With
Ends Long Controversy
Washington. July 31. (By A. P.)
Lonsmeration ot the wool ached
uie. which has turmshed the one big
fight in the administration tariff hill,
was completed by the senate after
the approval without change of im
posts by the finance committee ma-
jority on blankets, wearing apparel
and floor coverings. The silk
schedule then was taken up and lead
crs were hopeful that committee
amendments to this could be dis
posed of Tuesday.
After the silk schedule will come
those dealing with paper and books
and sundries, including lares, the
free lint and the administration pro
vision with the flexible tariff plan
proposed by President Harding.
When the senate winds Up work on
these, it must go back over the en
tire hill, paragraph by paragraph,
for action on individual amendments.
There was divided opinion as to
when a final vote on the measure
could be had, but republican leaders
were unanimous in declaring that the
senate would pass the bill. Taking
cognizance of a report published in
Washington that the senate would
abandon the measure, Sienator Lodge
of Massachusetts, the majority lead
, er, made this statement:
Bill Will Be Passed.
"This bill is going to be passed
by the senate and that at the first
opportunity. We are going to stick
to it and pass it as soon as we get
a vote. Reports that it might be
laid aside or allowed to fail are abso
lutely without foundation. The bill
will be passed and put on the statute
bocks as soon as possible."
As was the case Saturday, the sen
ate had difficulty in keeping a
quorum, with a result that the ser-geant-at-arms
was directed to re
quire the presence of absentees.
After a quorum had been obtained,
Senator McCumber, republican,
North Dakota, in charge of the bill,
said he wanted it understood that the
order about absentees was to stand
for the remainder of the present leg
islative day how more than three
months old-if that day lasted until
March 4. Later telegrams were sent
to absent senators urging their pres-
N L Only One Controversy.
While the split in, the republican
ranks was noticeable, there was only
One sizeable controversy over wool
duties, some republicans and most of
the democrats voting against the
duties on clothing. Senator Smoot,
republican, Utah, in charge of the
schedule, said, and Senator Walsh of
Massachusetts, conducting the fight
for the minority, agreed that only
novelties were imported: that the
American ready-made clothing indus
try could compete with the world.
Senator Walsh argued, however, that
the du.ties were an invitation to do
mestic manufacturers to combine and '
increase their prices to the level of
Senator Smoot told the senate the
duties would affect largely those
Americans who sought to "ape the
English dude" by wearing only
clothes made in London. He said
also there were Americans who de
sired "to ape the prince of Wales,
wearing baggy trousers when he
wears them." ,
Added Funds Necessary.
Opening debate on the silk sched
ule, Senator McCumber said that
since the government had lost $300,
000,000 in revenue yearly through
the operation of the prohibition
amendment, added funds had to bJ
' obtained from some source and th;t
there was no better source, in his
judgment, than luxuries, such as silk.
He explained, however, that the
duties proposed, ranging from, 35
per cent to 60 per cent ad valorem,
were for protection of the domestic
industry as well as for revenue.
In considering the silk schedule,
he continued, it would have to be
borne in mind that since 1914 the
manufacture of silk had been moved
from the Occident to the orient, and
that as a consequence the committee,
in framing the rates, had to take
into account the very cheap labor of
Japan and China. Illustrating his
argument. Senator McCumber said
that in 1914 52 per cent of American
silk importations were from France.
20 per cent from Switzerland, 25
per cent from Japan and 1 per cent
from China: whereas, in 1921,
' Japan's contribution was 71 per cent,
China't 6 per cent, France's 10 per
cent and Switzerland's 5 per cent.
German Mark Drops to
14'2 Cents a Hundred
. . New York. July 31. The price of
German marks dropped to 14 & cents
a hundred, a new low record, in the
early dealings in foreign exchange
todav. but rallied later to 15 cents.
Demand sterling and continental re
mittances also eased slightly.
Foreign exchange dealers report
that little commercial business is
being transacted in marks, German
business firms for several weeks past
having made all contracts on a dol
lar basis. A largepercentage of the
marks now being bought here are
acquired by individual citizens for
transmission to relatives and friends
Ship Cook Held for Murder.
St. Augustine, Fla.. July 31. Wil
liam Scott, negro cook aboard the
United States army transport Tug
Cuba, is in a local jail charged with
the killing of H. L. Hovden, 37, sea
man, on the high seas off this city
today. The Cuba is lying outside
the "bar awaiting orders to proceed
on its trip from New York to
Honolulu via Key West. ,
Harry Boland Shot
by Troops, May Die
Belfast. July 31.-(By A. P.)-
Harry Boland. formerly representa
live of the Dail Eireann in the United
States, is in a critical condition in a
Dublin hospital, says a Dublin mes
sage today, as a result of wounds re
ceived in attempting to evade cap
ture by national army troops.
Boland. the dispatch says, was
wounded at Skerries, a fishing town
to the north of Dublin.
Boland and a friend were spending
the week-end at the Grand hotel in
Skerries. This morning at 2 o'clock
troops surrounded he hostelry and
entered Boland's roota to arrest him.
In relisting arrest Boland drew .
revolver and during the scuffle that
followed, the messaoc adds, he was
shot in the abdomen.
Boland's companion also was ar
rested. The incident caused a great
commotion in the hotel, which was
crowded with visitors.
in Labor Trial
Man Assigned by Police to
to Check Up on Labor
Terrorists Testifies in
Omaha Bee Lowed Wlr.
Chicago, July if. Springing a
surprise" witness the state con
nected "Big Tim" Murphy still closer
with the murder of Police Lieutenant
Harry Paygman, formerly, a rail
road detective, was the witness. He
had a confidential relationship with
Murphy and other labor leaders and
had been secretly assigned by Chief
of Police Fitzmorris to check up on
the activities of the labor terrorists.
He testified that he was in the of
fices of the labor leaders several
times each day.
Just before the murder, Murphy
sent Pavffman to a store to buy 50
rounds of cartridges for a special
automatic pistol he always carried.
On the afternoon of the murder, he
said, Murphy asked him to look up
the telephone number ot a saloon
keeper on the south side. While he
was doing so. Miller, the driver of
the "death car," came in and went
into conference with Murphy and
The state claims that Murphy
forced the Building Trades council
to accept "Frenchy" Mader as its
president and immediately after Ma
der was installed, Murphy became a
frequent visitor to the Building
Trades council offices. Ralph Mc
Leod testified he had seen Murphy
there frequently. McLeod was ar
rested in the t general roundup after
the murder of Lyons, but was later
cleared of complicity of the crime.
Judge Taylor declined to dismiss
the jury, because one member resides
across the. street from a home that
"Eat Carefully," Advice of
Man Who Died at Age of 108
Chicago, July 31. Saule de Gross
ky, aged 108, died here yesterday.
"Eat carefully, drink only mod
erately, let smoking and chewing
alone; above all else be faithful to
your religion." was the advice he was
fond of offering to his seven children,
45 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Ask Dr. Nowak to Be Premier.
Warsaw, July 31. (By A. P.)
The cabinet situation last night was
regarded as virtually having been
settled when President Pilsudsky at
the request of the majority of the
diet, asked Dr. Nowak, rector of the
University of Gracow, to accept the
That Big House
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rent and, at the same time, pro
vide congenial company.
Just run a "Room lor Rent"
advertisement in the "Want"
Ad column of The Omaha Bee,
telling the strangers in the city
that your house or flat, or
suburban home, has a room or
a number of rooms, vacant that
they can occupy and you will
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ting a neat little income each
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Ex-Farmer of Missouri Valley
Is Being Sought as As
sailant of Mrs. Bess
Victim Expected to Die
Police and detectives searched the
city last night for Fred Swan, 45,
former Missouri Valley farmer, who
is alleged to have shot Mrs. Bess
Jones, 27, at her apartment, No. 4,
516 South Sixteenth street, at 3:45
ye.terday afternoon. He is alleged
to have fired two shots through her
lace and another into her brain.
Mrs. Jones was taken to St. Joseph
hospital. She is not expected to live.
The shooting followed shortly
after Mabel Johnson, Blanch Gaug
ham and Winnie Fox, rooming
across the hall, called her by phone
and asked her to "come over."
"I can't come because 'Swannie' is
here," was Mrs. Jones' answer, they
Saw Man Running.
After hearing the shots the women
looked out and saw a man running
downstairs. Rushing into her apart
ment they saw the woman lying on
the back porch.
Ted Jones, husband of the woman
who was shot, fainted when he ar
rived home and learned of the
Jones ' denied having any knowl
edge about any affair between his
wife and Swan.
"I have never seen the man,' he
Women across the hall from the
Jones apartment said they once
heard Swan tell the Jones woman
he would kill her some time.
Sister Is Hysterical.
Agnes, sister of Bess, arrived at
the apartment shortly after thet
shooting. She went into hvsterics
James Perhall. 5107 South Twenty-
first street, father of the woman,
was called later and kept watch at
the bedside of his daughter last
In his orders to the police and
detective force last night Chief of
Detectives Charles H. Van Deusen
stated that Swan is believed to have
escaped from an insane asylum
few months ago and was being
sought here by Missouri Valley of
ficials. He is said to have recently
sold his farm and other properties at
Missouri Valley. The chief notified
authorities at Council Bluffs and
Missouri Valley to be on the lookout
Witness Describes Shooting.
Among those ' who saw the man
believed to be Swan rush from the
building was Edward Truitt. 816
South Twenty-fifth street, who fol
lowed him for a distance and then
lost him. Ruben A. Nelson, an ad-.
vertisine man, witnessed the shoot
ing from Seventeenth and Jackson
I chanced to look up, he said,
"and saw a woman rush trom a door
way. Then I saw four flashes from
a gun. It looked like a man was do
ing the shooting.
Over 100 Iniured
in Gas Explosion
Entire Neighborhood Terror
ized by Blast and Collapse
of Huge Container.
Chicago. July 31. More than a
hundred persons were injured and an
entire neighborhood terroriaed by the
explosion of more than 4,000.000 feet
of gas and the collapse of its con
tainer. The loss was estimated at
The terrific blast, accompanied by
towerinsr column of flame, came
without warning and spread desola
tion and fear through a district cov
ering about six blocks and peopled
mostly by foreign laborers.
A group of boys playing baseball
in a vacant lot more than 100 yards
from the gas plant had their eye
brows burned off and their hair
singed and suffered' burns on their
faces. The millions of feet of gas,
gnited from some mysterious cause,
which engineers have been unable to
explain, lifted the top off the huge
After the explosion, which was
heard for miles, flames shot up to a
great height and. as they subsided,
the huge tank, 153 feet high and 190
feet in diameter, buckled in and col
lapsed a mass of glowing and
Furs From Far North Bring
Top Prices at Tacoma Sale
Tacoma, Wash., July 31. Alaska
trappers, whose catches have been
on sale at auction here for the last
few days, wrill receive nearly $150,-
000 for their furs. The wholesale
house acting as agent for the trap
pers said the sale was the most suc
cessful ever held here, buyers irom
all over the United States and Can
ada being represented.
Beaver and marten hides com
prised the largest portion of the 500
lots on sale, but there were also
many white fox, red fox, silver fox,
muskrat, lynx, mink, otter, ermine
and bear pelts that drew good prices.
The furs were mostly taken north of
the Arctic circle during the last year.
Shortage in Bank Funds
Oakland, Cal., July 31. A shorN
age of $40,000 in its accounts was re
ported by the CHcland branch of the
Bank or Italy to the superintendent
of banks and the Oakland police. The
bank said it was endeavoring to trace
the shortage. An arrest is expected
according to District Attorney De
coto, who is investigating
S. P. Asks Rehearing in
Central Pacific Case
ington. July 31. The South-
'aeihc company filed in the su
e court an application for re
hearing of the famous Southern
Pacific cae in which the rourt re
cently handed down an opinion forc
ing the company to divorce itself of
ownership and control of the Central
The company in its petition
grouped the grounds advanced for
the rehearing under five heads and
among other things urged an appli
ration of the Sherman act "in the
light of the rule of reason," insisting
that under the laws of California
there was authority for the lease
made by the Central i'acific in 18H5,
which, if valid, construed the South
ern Pacific proprietor of the Central
Pacific for 99 years. The petition
asserted that it was not the inten
tion of the Sherman act to "subvert
titles vested before its passage" and
that congress in considering the re
funding of the Central Pacific debt
always looked "for a guaranty of its
payment by the Southern Pacific."
No action will be taken upon the
petition until the court meets for
us next term in ucioocr.
U. S. Takes Over
Coal Over Nation
Federal Board Starts Work to
Supply Fuel Where Most
Needed and Maintain
Washington, July, 31. The gov
ernment machinery lor emergency
distribution of coal swung into gear
today, as the central committee rere,
with Henry B. Spencer, federal fuel
distributor, as administrative head,
began active functioning under the
program devised to supply coal to
the industries and localities where it
is most needed and to maintain fair
price levels at the mines. The cen
tral control organization was rapidly
being perfected, it was said, with the
organization of an adequate staff to
handle the rush of reports and orders
expected to now through Washing
ton. Reported to Committee.
Accepting only the responsibility
of keeping the railroads and interstate
public utilities supplied with coal and
directing a proper distribution as be
tween states, ' at the same time
through car allocations holding mine
prices at a fair level," the federal
agency looked to the states tb con
trol distribution and prices for con
sumers within their borders. In many
states creation of the necessary ad
ministration for this work already
has been reported to the central com
mittee. As the distribution program we"nt
into effect, slow recovery in produc
tion was shown in reports of the
geological survey for the week end
ing Saturday, the estimated total be
ing 3,900,000 tons, as compared with
3,700,000 tons the week previous.
Production of arfthracite was said to
remain at "practically zero." Stating
there was "no indication of increased
production in response to the invita
tion to reopen mines in any of the
strongly organized districts," the re
port said more coal, however, was
coming out of the former nonunion
fields of Pennsylvania, with slight in
creases in several other districts.
Kansas Miners Defy Governor.
Pittsburg, Kan., July 31. Howat
miners here who several weeks ago
adopted resolutions providing that
followers of the deposed mine union
leader return to work wherever they
could find work, reversed that action
by adopting resolutions yesterday
asking that miners now employed in
other than co-operative mines cease
work. Leaders estimated that more
than 1,500 were present. "We, the ex
pelled miners and their sympathizers,
refuse as true blooded Americans to
work in the mines under the protec
tion of troops or armed guards of
This is our final answer to the
coal operators and to Governor Al
len in his attempt to induce us to re
turn to work without a correction of
reduced wages and under the protec
tion of troops furnished by the gov
ernor. "While many of us have been idle
10 months and expelled from the or
ganization and will still be denied ad
mission, we continue to stand with
the miners of the country against
lower wages," flie resolution asserted.
Cardinal Logue Threatens
to Excommunicate Dundalk
Dundalk, July 31. (By A. P.)
Cardinal Logue, primate of Ireland,
in a letter to the Dundalk diocese,
complained of the state of affairs of
the past two weeks and said he was
deliberating as to whether he should
go to Dundalk and put the whc
place under excommunication, ac
cording to an announcement made
by father McKeon.
During the night the population
was .disturbed by heavy firing from
free state troops, provoked by an at
tack of an unknown number of irreg
ulars. Firing continued intermit
tently, the irregulars extending it
later over an apparently wider area.
There is much activity in the
streets, many arrests being made and
searches perpetrated. It is""believed
the irregulars' attack has failed.
John Drew in Bucket
Brigade at N. Y. lub Fire
East Hampton. N. Y., July 31.
Society leaders and theatrical folk
became volunteer firemen, polo play
ers dropped their mallets and tennis
players scurried from the courts yes
terday to fight a fire which destroyed
the Maidstone Country club, entail
ing a loss of $100,000.
Feir that the names would spread
tc the Maidstone inn recruited guests
of the club in an impromptu depart
ment John Drew, the actor, was a
member of the bucket brigade, which
passed water from tubs in the inn to
City of Havelock
Loses Suit to Ban
Injunction Asked on Grounds
That Rays Were Thrown
Into Homes at Night '
Lincoln. July 31. (Special Tele-
cram.) The Lancaster county dis
trict court has refused to issue an
injunction against the Burlington
railroad forbidding it to operate a
big searchlight on top of its carshop
at Havelock. The city of Havelock
filed a petition for the injunction.
Five hundred strikers crowded the
Lancaster county district court room
when the hearing on the petition for
the injunction opened. Several tirjes
the judge threatened to clear the
court room when remarks made by
attorneys aroused the strikers to vo
Attorneys Score Town.
The Burlington attorneys declared
Havelock, with its mayor a,, union
man, three of its councihnen union
men and its 10 special policemen
strikers, was next door to Africa so
far as protection to railroad property
was concerned. The attorneys said
strikers gathered around the shops
and the searchlight kept tab of their
whereabouts. They also pointed to
painting of homes of employes yel
low, the alleged throwing of stones
by slingshots into yards, and the al
leged kidnaping, beating and robbing
of men who went to Havelock to
Want Guards Removed.
One affidavit by a striker was to
the effect that the searchlight injured
the health of a sick wife. Others
declared the searchlight was thrown
into their homes at night.
While the strikers were attempting
to force the Burlington to discon
tinue the use of searchlights on its
properties in the court, other strikers
here today adopted resolutions ask
ing the county attorney to force the
Burlington to ' discontinue use of
armed guards on its orooertv
Official of Miners Union
Arrested on Treason Charge
Charleston, W. Va July 31. Wil
liam Petrey. vice president of Dis
trict 17, United Mine Workers, was
arrested and taken to Logan, charged
with treason. Charles Tucker and
James Jones, said by tee police to be
union miners, were arrested 'on the
Petrey was indicted with other
union officers on a charge of treason
growing out of the march on Logan
county a year ago, but did not sur
render with them when they obtained
a change of venue from Logan
county to Jefferson county.
Ice Causes Amundsen
to Transfer from Maud
Nome, July 31. (By A. P.)
Heavy ice was the cause of the
transfer of Capt. Amundsen, arctic
explorer, from his ship Maud to the
schooner Holmes, reported in meager
radio advices, according to a further
Bad weather was the cause of the
postponement of Amundsen's pro
posed airplane flight across the pole
from Point Barrow until next year,
the advices said.
4 Drop 3,000 Feet to Death.
Berne, Switzerland. July 31. By a
sheer drop of 3,000 feet into a
crevasse, three men and one woman
were killed while climbing the Jung
frau yesterday. Guides are searching
the abyss for their bodies.
Judge Will Hold
Ballots Reported 7 to 5 Late
in Afternoon Majority
Los Angeles, July 31. Prepara
tions to keep the jury out another
night in the case of Mrs. Madalynne
Obenchain, on trial for the murder
of J. Belton Kennedy, were ordered
when a majority of the 12 stated
there was" a possibility of a verdict
The jury, which has been divided
6 to 6 during most of its delibera
tions since last Friday afternoon, had
switched to 7 to 5 when Judge Shenk
called it in to report shortly before
5.- The foreman stated that the num
erical alignment without indicating
whether the majority was for con
viction or acquittal.
The judge asked each member for
an opinion as to whether there was
a chance for a verdict. A majority
replied in the affirmative.
After sending the seven women
and five men jurors to the jury
room the judge directed that if they
failed to reach a verdict during the
evening they would be taken to a
hotel for the night. They have
passed the last three nights in two
small rooms in the county Hall of
Justice, where accomodations are
Earlier, when the jury had a 6 to
6 division, one of its members as
serted that the foreman had not per
mitted a discussion of all the evi
dence in the case. Wben the later
report was made it was announced
by the objecting juror that this al
leged ban had been lifted and that
"about half the evidence had been
225 Inmates Strike
in Milwaukee Prison
Milwaukee. Wis.. July 31. A sec-'
ond strike with 225 prisoners refus
ing to work began at the house of
correction here today.
The prisoners who struck two
weeks ago for new potatoes instead
of old issued an ultimatum yester
day demanding the freedom of-the
cell house and other privileges, de
claring that if their demands were
not met they would refuse to work.
Prisoners employed on the farm
usually start out at 7:50 each morn
ing. When the overseers opened
the cell room doors, with the com
mand, "all out," practically every
male prisoner kept his bunk.
W. H. Momsen, superintendent,
estimated that the number of men
remaining in the cell rooms was 225.
There are 464 prisoners, but many
of them are federal prisoners, men
and women, who are not required
to work on the farm.
Boilers of Nonunion Mines
destroyed by Explosions
Canton, 111., July 31. The boilers
of two nonunion coal mines at Cuba,
a few miles from here, were blown
up Sunday night by unidentified per
sons, it was reported here. Several
other wagon mines in the same dis
trict were closed when explosions
Tariff Duties on Blankets.
Washington. July 31. Tariff du
ties on woolen blankets ranging from
20 cents per pound and 30 per cent
ad valorem to 40 cents per pound
and 4(J per cent ad valorem were ap
proved today by the senate by a
vote of 33 to 24. The Underwood
law rate was 13 per cent aa valorem, i
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Professor Invents Film
That Photographs Sound
Urbana. 111.. July 31. fBv A. P.)
Prof. Joseph T. Tvkociner of the
University of Illinois, after 10 years'
worn, nas constructed a machine
which not only photographs the
usual moving picture as seen on
the screen but at the same time and
on the same film photographs sound,
it was announced by the university
toaay. so tar nave the experiments
gone that the ring of a bell, the
slam of a door, and the human voice
are reproduced in the laboratory
tests, it was stated.
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Employes Who Remained on
Job During Rail Shopmen's
.Walkout Given Preference
in Proposals of Harding.
Wage Hearing Promised
Cincinnati, July 31. (By A. T.)
Five specific proposals for the set
tlement of the railroad srike are
contained in President Harding'
plan, which will be submitted to rail
road executives in New York and
rail union heads in Chicago Tues
day, it was learned here from an of
ficial of the railroad shop crafts
union. The official, who refused to
permit the use of his name, stated
that he had secured the information
from rail union officials in Washing,
The five specific proposals, ac
cording to the offcial, include:
1 That the employes will abide
by the decisions of the United
States railroad labor board in the
2 In the matter of seniority, the
employes who remained on the job
during the strike will receive prefer
ential treatment. Men who have
been on strike will return with their
seniority rights subj'ect to those
rights acquired during the strike by
men who remained on the job and
the seniority of the new employes
will date from the time they entered
3 The men will accept the recent
wage reductions of the railroad la
for board, pending a further hear
ing on the matter by the board.
4 "Farming out" of shop work by
the railroads will be discontinued.
5 Discussion of the establishment
of adjustment boards.
Regarding the matter of adjust
ment boards the official stated that
the unions desire a national board of
adjustment while the railroad execu
tives seek either regional or system
It was stated that the matter of
accepting the proposals of Presi
dent Harding is entirely up to the
policy committee of the railroad de
partment of the American Federation
of Labor, since this body was the
one which sanctioned the strike of
the shopmen. The policy commit
tee is composed of 90 men, 30 from
each of three districts, the dividing
lines of which are - the Mississippi
river and the Mason and Dixon line.
Pressure Brought to Bear.
Washington, July 31. Convinced
that the railroad strike would be a
matter of history within 24 hours
after acceptance by railway shopmen
and transportation chiefs of President
Harding's compromise plan, all of
the government's influence was mus
tered behind the effort to obtain
adoption by the employers meeting
in New York and that of the em
ployes jn Chicago Tuesday.
Chairman Hooper of the railroad
labor board, after a conference with
President Harding, left for Chicago
to be on hand when the meeting is
called of the general policy commit
tee of the striking shopcraft unions.
Secretary Hoover left to attend the
New York meeting of the executives.
There was little doubt in admin
istration circles concerning accept
ance by the union leaders of the pro
posed compromise settlement Sev
eral railroad executives, however, are
known to hold strong objections be
cause of their belief that it would
entail abandonment of loyal work
men who have ' stuck through the
strike, as well as new employes who
ignored strong inducements not ta
accept employment during the emer
Pin Hopes On Cuyler.
Personal friends and senatorial ad
visers of the president were strong
in their conviction that this opposi
tion would be more than offset by
those executives who would accept
(Torn to Pace Two, Column FIt.)
Chicago Mail Order House
Reports Record Business
Chicago, July 31. Montgomery,
Ward & Co., after operating at a de
ficit for the last two years $9,887,
000 loss in 1921 and $7,855,000 loss in
1920 is again earning a profit, ac
cording to a statement issued to
stockholders by President Theodore i
F. Merezeles. The statement says
the company made a net profit of
$1,241,117 in the first six months of
1922. The number of orders re
ceived increased 35.03 per cent, and
the total was the largest for the
first six months of any year in the,
history of the company.
Head of Denver Gas Company
Dies Suddenly in New York
Denver, July 31; Frank W.
Frueauff, first vice president of the
Gty Service company, died in his
apartments in New York city late
Monday, according to a teleeram re
ceived by relatives here. He was
widely known as an operator of eas
and electric companies and was
president of the Denver Gas and
Electric Light company.
According to the telegram, Mr.
Frueauff was stricken with acute in
digestion in his office. He was taken
home and died two hours later. He
was 58 years old.
Judge Grants Divorce to
Marine Wed While Drunk
Detroit. July 31. Seret. . Henrv
Brown testified he had married Pearl
recruiting office, has received an hon
orable discharge from matrimony.
Judge Jayne granted him an uncon
tested divorce from Pearl Brown.
Brown testified he had maried Pearl
during a wild party at El Paso in
I awoke one morninir with a
headache and a wife," he said. "We
lived together three months and then
she ran away. I haven't seen her
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