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Legislators Declare Truce Aft
er Six-Day Argument on
Dysart, Bryan and
Thrills Are Furnished
By P. C’. POWELL
Staff Correspondent The Omaha Bee.
Lincoln. March 20.—Debate on the
Bryan and Dysart bills and Mathers
amendment ended tonight in the
house by mutual consent of demo
crats and republicans. It made the
sixth day of constant talking on the
part of house members.
The total cost to the state, figured
loday by Representative William Lun
dy, was $7,500. nearly one-half of the
«'*>t of running the state bluesky
department for a year. This is one of
the activities that all bills wipe off the
Tomorrow it is probable jockeying
wilLdiegin as to whether the Bryan
bills, the Dysart bills or the Mathers
amendment will be considered first.
All debate to date has been unofficial
and had nothing whatever to do with
advancing any of the bills, excepting
that public sentiment may have been
molded one way or another as a re
sult of oratorical efforts.
Week Needed for Bills.
!.i According to estimates made by
k* house members today, another full
week will be consumed in considering
each of the 100-odd bills involved in
the proposed changes of state govern
ment. While it is admitted privately
i y nearly every member that it makes
no material difference which of the
three plans is accepted so far as a
tax reduction is concerned, the fact
that Governor Charles W. Bryan has
) announced that this is "the issue" for
the next campaign has apparently
been accepted by both sides.
The day was filled with sensa
tionalism. The galleries were full and
hundreds of Lincoln people denied
-eatn because of the crowd present,
' stood for hours. The legislators did
not neglect their audience and every
one went away satisfied that they had
witnessed a ‘‘good show.”
Keck of Polk was one of the fea
tures, he removed his coat. Before
beginning, he removed his coat, kick
ed a cuspidor at a certain angle, sight
ed toward it as a hunter does toward
an unsuspecting duck, pulled a plug
of tobacco front his pocket and fired
intermittently for an hour at the
< uspidor and at the republicans in
support of the Bryan plan which
places entire appointive power in the
hands of the governor.
Densmore Talks Two Hours.
Densmore of Gage, conducted a two
hour filibuster in the afternoon, by
taking advantage of the recognition
of the speaker and deying anyone
the floor until someone would arise
and show that the Bryan claim that
repeal of the present system of gov
ernment would save the taxpayers
Densmore paced up and down the
floor. Inviting democrats to show that
acceptance of the Bryan plan, out
side of the political advantage in giv
ing hint all appointments, altered the
money spent by taxpayers one cent.
"One plan reduces salaries and
cuts employe* from the tax rolls as
• Turn to Pose Tfcro. Column Six.)
Rock Island Flyer
Held Up 20 Hours
Atlantic, la.. March 20.—(Special.)—
Three inches ot snow, driven by a 33
ir.iie gale, blockade highways and
ailroads in this vicinity. No. 13. Chi
i ago-Omaha westbound Rock Island
flyer, was stuck In a snowdrift be
T tween Casey and Adair from early
Sunday morning until after midnight
Monday morning. The passengers
and crew spent more than 20 hours in
» Impassable drift*, some of them
nght to 10 feet deep, make traveling
on the highways impossible. It took
one man living on a main road west
of town two and one-half hours to
drive six miles with a team. For the
first time in years there were no mail
trains into this city Sunday and rail
service is still badly crippled. It will
be several days before rural mail
< arriers in this section can make th-ir
Illinois Governor Denies He
Is Accompanied by Guards
Bj tb« Aamrlilfd Prw».
Springfield. III.. March 20.—Dj
nial that Governor Leu Small is
being “guarded by armed men’’ and
i haracterlzatlon of the report as "an
other attempt at sensationalism'’ wai
substantiated here this afternoon, the
governor's office announced, by the
fact that the governor has had nc
other companions in his walks except
ug his son, Leslie Small. Rnd Col
Jack Inglcsli. his son-in-law.
Western Pacific Asks Right
to Issue Equipment Bonds
San Francisco, March 20. — The
Western Pacific Railroad company
applied to the state railroad commis
sion yesterday for permission to issue
*3.000,000 equipment trust certificates,
bearing 5 12 per cent interest, and
lo purchase with the proceeds 2,032
i efrlgerator cars, 100 automobile
9 freight ears, six freight locomotives,
20 passenger coaches, eight steel din
ing cars and 20 steel baggage cars.
Protest Against Removal
of Jackson Statue Adopted
Nashville, Term., March 20.—Res
r elutions protesting against the re
moval of the equestrian status of
Andrew Jackson, from Lafayette
square In Washington were adopted
at a mass meeting of members of
Nashville Historical society yesterday
afternoon. Copies will be sent in
President Harding and the secretary
State Engineer Johnson
Retires From Office Today
Will Be Succeeded By Boy *
Cochran of North Platte,
Appointed Deputy Engi
neer by Gov. Bryan.
(Special Dispatch to Tlie Omaha Bee.) j
Lincoln. March 20.—George E. John-|
son, state engineer, today tendered
his resignation to Governor Charier
W. Bryan. The resignation become*
effective at noon Wednesday.
The governor announced that Ro* j
Cochran of North Platte will succeec .
Johnson at a salary of $4,000 a year, ^
which is $1,000 less than Johnson re-;
The governor will not call Cochran
state engineer. His official title will |
be deputy state engineer. By doing
this the governor escapes the necev
sity of sending his name to the senat.f
for confirmation. Appointment of a)
state engineer must be confirmed by |
the senate. ;
Worked L'nder Johnson.
However, the governor asserted thin
Cochran would be a member of the
state capltol commission to succeed
Mr. Johnson, who, upon his resigna
tion, ceases to function as a member
of the commission.
Cochran for a number of years was
district engineer under Mr. Johnson
and resigned shortly before election
for the avowed purpose of being free
from everything which might hamper
his attempt to get this appointment.
Ever since his resignation, Cochran
has worked among Ills democratic
friends in an effort to induce the gov
ernor to appoint him.
Built Road System.
Johnson was appointed state en
1 gineer by former Governor More
head, a democrat. At that time there
was no state road system in Ne
braska. Since then Johnson has built
the road system which exists in Ne
braska at this time and has served
under four governors. Morehead,
Neville, McKelvie and Bryan. State
officials asserted today that Johnson
because of his position, which called
for turning down of rich and power
ful contractors, probably lias made
more enemies than any man in Ne
braska and at each session of the legis
lature charges were made against his
Legislative Investigations aimed at
Johnson have been made time and
time again. In every instance charges
were not substantiated. During the time
he was state engineer. Johnson
handled $75,000,000 in federal and
state money used in building roads
and bridges. Testimony at the most
recent legislative investigation of this
department revealed that Nebraska
loads were built by Johnson cheaper
than the roads in any state in the
union. Johnson stated today that
after the state house scandal -was
concluded he would enter the contract
Continues as Secretary.
At the request of Governor Bryan,
Johnson will remain as secretary of
the state copitol commission until
the present investigation is ended.
The governor received word today
that W. H. Thompson of Grand Is
land. a member of the commission who
has been in California, will be in
Lincoln tomorrow. At the time the
old commission, composed of former
Governor McKelvle, Walter W. Head
of Omaha; W. E. Hardy of Lincoln,
and Johnson will meet and decide
disputed points growing out of charges
made by Johnson against Architect
Bertram Goodhue of New York.
Guests of Honor
in Los Angeles
' Entertained in Coast City 'by
Stockyards Interests and
Special Dispatch te The Omaha Bee.
Los Angeles, March 20.—Omaha put
| itself on the California map today
I when members of the Omaha Stock i
Yards company, representatives of
Oiriaha Chamber of Commerce and j
Ak Sar Ben were guests of honor at
the new Los Angeles stockyards at
an entertainment attended by heads
of the Chicago and 8t. I/Juts stock-!
yards and all local livestock Inter
The Omaha delegation came to Los
Angeles from San IJiego where the
members attended the Tlajuana races
with a view to finding track possi
bilities for the Ak Sar Ben spring
event to be staged in Omaha June 2
33. Previous to visiting Tlajuana the
party attended the Texas and South
western Cattle Raisers' convention at
El Paso. Leaving here tonight stops
will be made at Salt Lake City and
Denver, the Omahans arriving home
J. C. McXaughton. former traffic
manager for Cudahy at Omaha and
now head of the hoa Angeles stock
yards, acted as chairman of the local
entertainment committee. A. G. I.eon
ard, president of the Chicago Stock
yards company, and F. E. Bisby, vice
president of the St. I/>uls yards, were
also present to welcome the Omahans.
Following the entertainment, which
consisted of a banquet, a visit through
the yards and otheV features, the
Omahans visited the various Indus
trial centers of the city and spent
some time with a number of promi
nent Omahans now In Los Angeles,
among them Charles Pickens, past
president of the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce. I.. McCreary, E. M.
Morsman and E. P. Peck were guea;s
of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cudahy during
Man Who Drew Building
Plans for Exposition Dies
Indianapolis, March 20.—Oeorge E.
Kessler, 61, of St. Louis, nationally
known landscape architect, died at a
I local hospital last night, following a
[ brief Illness. Mr. Kessler drew up the
1 building plans for the St. Louis Ex
position In 1901 and engaged In city
! planning work In Kansas City, El
Paso, Cleveland, Syracuse, Denver, In
■ illanapolis and other places.
At the time he became 111 he was en
gaged In working out plans for a new
I boulevard system In Mexico City.
Spend Night in
Study of Navy at first Hand
Gi\es Secretary Denby s
fly l nivmal SffHff.
V. 8. 8. Henderson, "With Fleet Off
Panama, March 20.—Two former
member* of congress have learned
that a portion of the night in a l.atir
American Jail 1* part of the sailor *
life they *et out to study at first
They are Albert P.. Rosedaie and
Andrew N. Petterson. both of New
York, who are guest* of Secretary
of the Navy Denby for the joint 1
maneuver* now In progress. They re
lated their startling experiences to
thetr colleagues today, when they had
been safely restored to liberty and i
Firs! Hand Study.
Yesterday, when members of con
gress were assigned to tlie different
ships of the line to watch the engage
ment Iretwecn battleships and de
stroyers, the two members selected
the ship named for their state.
They Informed the commander that
they wished to study life in the navy
at first hand, and asked to bo per
mitted to join the ordinary seamen
as temporary enlisted men. They'
drew uniforms and full equipment and
took their places at tho seamen s
mess Instead of the wardroom. They
personally’ cleaned up their kits and
donning caps, applied for shore leare
with a party of •'mates” similarly in
In the uniform of ordinary seamen
they strolled about the ancient streets
of old Panama city, taking In the
sights. They failed to give th cus
tomary' salute to officers on one occa
sion, but promptly complied when
asked to do so. For they had prom
ised as condition for the issuance of
the uniform that they would abldo
by all the regulations.
Forgo! to Return.
They' forgot tlie one which said
they should return to the ship at II
o'clock, but a member of the civil
police force did not forget and put
them under arrest a few minutes af
ter the hour when all ordinary sea
men are required to ho back on their
There followed loud protestations,
but tho civil police force lias had to
deal with sailors before and did not
take them seriously. When finally
lodged In Jail, they raised such, a l)Ue
anil cry that the chief reconsidered
th* point to the extent of consenting
lo communicate with the New York.
lie explained thnt he had "two el
derly American seamen.” who refused
to stay under arrest, and asked what
he should do with them. Explanation*
were in order, and they were finally
sent back to rejoin their ship.
Manhunt for 2 Convicts.
Joliet, III.. March 70.—Pollen anil
prlaon guards were engaged In a man
hnnt for two ronvlcts who escaped
from Joliet penitentiary. The fugi
tlves are Thomas Pruett, who had
been serving life sentence for murder
and John Hale, bandit, who had been
serving a 10-jear term.
The convicts, both handcuffed, over
powered C. N. W'elkey, a guard, heat
him, tooli hi* rtvolver anil flrd iu an
Flamboyant Appeals by Com
munist Writers for Armed
Art ion Features Trial
‘K-97’ on Witness Stand
By the Assorlstrd Pre»».
St. Joseph, Mich., March 20.—
Flamboyant appeals by communist
writers for "armed action, not armed
phrases,” praise for the miners who
are alleged to have participated in the
Herrin (111.) riots, and a call for "bul
lets—not ballots” featured today's ses
sion of the trial of William Z. Foster,
charged with criminal syndicalism.
The state, with the assistance of its
star witness, Francis Morrow, who is
"K-97,” a Department of Justice
agents, who attended the communist
convention in the hills near here last
August as a delegate, put into the re
cord a mass of speeches and writing*
of communists in this country, and
the entire thesis and resolutions of the
tliird world congress of the commun
ist international held in Moscow in
Frank P. Walsh, chief counsel for
Foster, fought the introduction of
every piece of evidence and the objec
tions were overruled by Judge Charles
Morrow's testimony delved into the
inner workings of the convention last
summer. He testified Foster was
present from Friday, August 18, to
Sunday. August 20.
Ho testified Foster served on the
presidium, the governing lwdy of the
communist gathering; that he was
present when Arnold L. Lokovsky of
Moscow, representing the Russian
leaders, presented reports and de
l'.vered speeches and that Foster at
tended at other sessions.
O. L. Smith, assistant attorney
general of Michigan, read to the jury
£ n article by Robert Minor, a New
York cartoonist, who Is a member of
the central executive committee of
the communist party, praising the
Herrin mob and advising commun
ists to "come out of our haze of
dream clouds'' and get "on a work
ing basis with these workers, who
don’t talk about ‘armfd mass action’
but take their guns and close down
scab mines and paralyze the state
machinery by military action.”
Expelled from France.
Minor was expelled from France by
the American army during the war.
when be was caught preaching sedi
tion to the American soldiers. HU
article was printed in the July 1922
"Communist," which calls Itself the
"Illegal organ of the communist party
Another article from the Conn
munist, which was read to the jury
despite Mr. Walsh’s objection, was
written by “Roger CJanly,” th" party
alias. Morrow testified, of Thomas
O'Flathertv of Chicago, who also Is
awaiting trial here. O'Flatherty is
associated with Foster In the publica
tion of the R'llior Herald.
Another state exhibit identified by
Morrow and read to the jurors was
the questionnaire filled out at the eon
ventlon by "Comrade Borden," which
the witness said was the alias used
by Foster. The questionnaire showed
"Borden" had by his own statement
been active In the "revolutionary
movement” for 21 years, that he
participated in ‘scores of strikes.
had been a member of the I W W„
socialist party and several labor
unions and for a year prior to the
convention of the communist party
that he was n paid employe of the
communist party with the title of in
dustrial organizer, and that he had
been arrested "many times "
(lashes Are Frequent.
The introduction of the question
naire and other documents was mark
ed by frequent clashes between Mr.
Smith and Mr. Walsh and the ex
change of personalities, which the
court several times had stricken from
Mr. Walsh charged Mr. Smiths
statements bordered on contempt and
were prejudicial and the assistant at
torney general protested the defense
attorney was trying to tell him how
to conduct his case.
The state succeeded sfter a two
days’ fight In Introducing today the
communist ‘party program and con
stitution which described the "prole
tarian revolution’ as a long drawn
out process which would culminate
In armed Insurrection and civil war."
The thesis and resolutions of the
Moscow Internationale, which was
admitted tn evidence by the court
late today, will bo read to the jury
tomorrow by tbe state. The ImxiK.
embracing more than 200 pages,
covers tbe entire proceedings of the
communists world congress in Moscow
Shuinway Appointed Deputy
Secretary of Agriculture
Lincoln. Neb . March 20—(’.rant L
Ahumway of Hcottibluff ha* been an
pointed by Oovernor Brynn hi deputy
secretary ef the stale department of
agilculture at a aalary of 13,500 per
year. J. W. Mayer. Who has been art
lug In that capacity temporarily, nil!
continue aa chief clerk of the depat t
Baity Smothered in Blanket;
Cries of Twin Arouse Mother
International News Serrlrr.
Denver, Colo., March 20 One of
the four-month*old twin babies of
Mrs. Delbert Watters was smothered
to drsth. whan It became tangled In
bed clothing. The erb-s of the other
twin aroused the mother, who found
,ths baby hoy suffocated.
I __ _ __ _.
The Early Spring Training for the Season of 1924
Omaha Police Is
Butler s Demand
Declares ‘'Mike'’ Dempsey Is
to Take Long Rest Before
Plans Are Made for
Office of Chief.
Change* in the personnel of the yo
IWe department will not take place
for several days, Dan B. Butler, new
commissioner of police, declared last
night. He said that the department
might be without a chief for a time
as he felt that Chief of Police MJcheal
Dempsey was entitled to a "good
rrst' 'and that the question of
changes in this office would have to
wait until after this rest.
"I am afraid that I was misunder
stood," the commissioner declared. ' I.
do not intend to ask for Dempsey's
resignation at once and may not at
all. although f won't make any defi
nite announcement to that effect.
"Chief Dempsey has been very ill
and is no condition to work or to talk
| of work just now. I shall recommend
that he take a good test and then he
and I will have a quiet talk. At that
time he may ngree to co-operate with
me and that will change matters a
great deal. Co-Operation is all that I
want from any member of the depart
"I went to the police station yester
day afternoon and talked to several
of the men who were there then. My
vi»it was not primarily to look the
station over but to sec some of the
men on duty. Some of those who were
there will back me in my actions I
am sure, and I believe that all will be
with me before long."
Vote is Six to One.
Sharp words and a series of inter
esting developments attended the
transfer of the heads of the police
and finance departments in city coun
I ell yesterday. The resolution pre
sented by Mayor James C. Dahlman
was seconded by Commissioner Dunn
and roll call showed a voto of six
to one. Commissioner Joseph Kout
sky being alone against the changes.
The resolution provided for Immedi
ate interchange of the directorship of
Commlslsoners D. B. Butler and II.
W. Dunn at adjournment of the
meeting. Mr. Puttier assumed charge
<>f the police department amt Mr.
Dunn of the finance department.
When Mr. Butler Intimated that rhe
reason he was transferred to the po
lice department was because it failed
under the old regime and guidance
of the mayor, Mr. Dahlman said:
Mayor Pvplain* (lunjf.
"I want it understood that I am
still captain of the ship and a* long
ns I am mayor and can get the votes,
there will he change* where I deem
them necessary. 1 wilt co operate
with Mr. Duller In making the police
'dtpartment a success because 1 will
i share tn that *ticcea*. I believe that
the transfer of departments will he
for the lwat Interest* of my admlnt*
At the conclusion of the meeting
Commissioner Dunn escorted l’ollce
Commissioner Butler to hi* new of
Among the significant proceedings
of the city council yesterday attend
ing the tranafrr of drpartnient* were
the resignation of Sergeant Prank
William*, head of thr moral* squad,
and Police Captain MacDonald. Cap
tain MacDonald'* leaigliatton carrlra
with It n pension of Ilia a month.
Police Commissioner Butler staled
he would take no action for the time
I being on card table*,
"Thorn will he plenty to do In driv
lug certain people out of town " said
to Hold Big Meet
Will Protest \ iolenee Accord
ed Submerged Class at
. Hj Intrrnstioeal »w« Itirkg)
Tokio, March JO.—Tokio aympathia
ers today planned a great mas* meet
ing for tomorrow to protest tho treat
ment accorded the Eta, or submerged
cias* of Japan and the wounding of
many in caste clashes yesterdsv at
the \ iltage of Kara.
Martial law proclaimed on the
streets of Xara with the arrival of
troops sent on appeal to the war min
ister ended the disturbances, reports
However, soldiers continued today
to patrol the streets in Kara, to guard
against renewal of the caste conflict
started when a crowd opposed to the
uplift of the Eta caste Insulted a bride
as she was about to enter the temple.
The women of the village have fled
to Kyoto, dispatches from there state,
and. despite the presence of troops,
further trouble is feared.
Fascibti Organized in Ohio
to Stamp Out Black Hand
Youngstown, O., March 20.—A
group of prominent members of the
Italian colony here today revealed to
newspapers their plans for organizing
a branch of the Kasclstl with the
avowed purpose of stamping out an
alleged Idaokhand organization which
is blamed for a murder ard an at
tempted murder here Sunil.’
latest of a long list of killings ,»..J
The spokesmen all ate American
c.tizens of Italian birth.
New York, March 20.—A brand) of
the Kasclstl of Italy, called the Kas
clstl of North America, was founded
In this country two jears ago. and
row has 20.000 members In branches
in many of the leading cities in the
United States and Canada, the New
York Herald says today.
From Brooklyn Expires
Washington, March 20—Archibald
M. Bliss, Jj, forth'-r member of con
gress from tho Brooklyn N. Y . dis
trict and republican candidate for
major of that city in 1S67, died here
Monday He wise a member In 1S72 of
the National Liberal convention which
nominated Horace Orceley for presi
dent and for 1* years after that was
I elected a delegate to the democratic
Wisconsin (ritanl Jolted;
Assembly Drop* Armories
Madison, 1VU.. Starch 20- (4P'~The
Wisconsin national guard received a
second blow from the legtal.iture to
day when tho assembly voted 44 to
31 to terminate state aid for main*
tenant-* of armories and to turn over
the eight state owned armories to the
cities in which they are located for
school and other purposes
Chicago Hank 1* Closet!;
All Its Officer* Resign
latfvastlonsl News Service.
t'hicago. March 30 - The Sixteenth
Street State l>ank. with deposits of
$580,000, waa ordered dosed today by
(he state hank examiners, after all
Its officer* resigned. Rxamlnet a wote
ordered to appraise its books at on\
to determine how much money there
was to pay off depositors.
Hishop Tuttle l nehanged.
St I.ouls Mnii'li 20 Hlshop lkuilrl
S. Tuttle, i rltically 111 of grip, to
night was reporte-l bv pli>Isidant as
having had a restful day. Ills condi
tion was announced as um hanged in
the past 24 houia.
Never Saw Paper
Bearing Her Name,
Miss Mann Says
Mission Head Astonished at
Petition Sent Members of
Legislature in Behalf
of Sheriff Endres.
Miss JUiy Mann, superintendent of
Mary Mann mission, was astonished
yesterday afternoon when informed
that her panto appeared on a petition
being sent to state representatives
and senators in behalf of Sheriff M. L.
"I never saw tha petition. ' Miss
Mann said. "Moreover. I never heard
of it until it was mentioned Just now.
I am utterly puixled over bow it hap
pened to get there."
Rev. E. H. Jenks, whose name ap
pears on the petition, said his name
was there by his consent. "Rev. G.
H. Schleh railed me up about it and
I told hitn to put my name down,"
Rev. Mr. Jenks, pastor of first Pres
byterian church, said.
When Rev Mr. Schleh s name was
mentioned Miss Mann said he pos
sibly had put her name on the docu
"lie has helped us out down here
end mav have thought tt would he all
tight with nie." Miss Mann s4 ,t “He
is a bit aged and that might es
Rev. Mr. Schleh is listed on the pe
tition "Congregational church." but
ministers said "he has no pulpit and
Occasionally fills in."
Rev. George YanWmkle. Baptist
minister, said he had not seen the
petition, but had given permission to
use his name to Rev. Ezra Duncan,
superintendent of Baptist city mis
"Just what l wanted to say, and
my name appear* on it regularly,"
declared Rev. P. C. Gannon of St.
Patrick Catholic church.
The petition protests against the
Chambers Earkin MU. which woo Id
take the J10.OO0 said to lie made an
nually by Sheriff Endres through
feeding prisoners and place the money
In the hands of taxpayers.
Plans Made to Refinance
Bankrupt Oil Lompanv
Muskogee. Ok! . March !0—A plan
for refinancing the bankrupt Gilliland
till company by the Atlantic Oil Pro
ducing company, a subsidiary of the
Atlantic Refining company, through a
J10.000.000 bond issue was revealed
yesterday. A receivers’ report filed
tn the district court provides that
tl,600.000 of the new Issue go toward
the obligation* of the Gilliland con
cern and the balance to the acquisi
tion of new properties for the re
habilitatton of that organisation.
Court approval of the plan was re
Turk? Ipiorc ProteM.
Constantinople. March I* —Tha
Turkish irovernment has refused to
tecojnlrr, the American anti allied pro
test mininst the retroactive phaee of
the new flour duties It 1* reported,
however, that some arrangement af
feet Inis American stocks it being
Wednesday, mostly cloudy and
Hourly Temporal met.
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Go on Trial
Two Defendant* in Cage In
\olving Stock Promotions
Scored by Judge for
Ex-Mayor Acts as Guard
I.*Robert D. Eykelboom, Denver
banker, waa sharply reprimanded by
Federal Judge tVoodrough yesterdav
afternoon when he arrived In the
court room 10 minutes after 2, the
regular starting time.
"You have kept 18 defendants,
that many attorneys and a number
f jurors waiting.” said the court to
Eykelboom. ‘ Don't let this occur
again. Marshal, take charge of him
for the rest of the day.”
Eykelboom was led away to a seat
in < ustody of Deputy Marshal Ruddy.
A moment later Harold R. Cozier,
Omaha banker, also one of the de
fendants, hurried into court. The "
iudge called hint up and gave h*m
the same reprimand and placed him
in the deputy marshal's custody.
They are two of the 20 defendant*
being tried on charges of using the
mail* to defraud in the Colonial Tim
ber and Coal corporation, Pioneer
State bank and Guaranty Security
company promotions here.
Jury Being Selected.
All yesterday afternoon ^as useo
inwork of getting a jury. About two
hour* more today will be required to
complete the panel.
United States Attorney J. C. K.
gler and Special Assistant William
Dorsey are alone in prosecuting the
defendants, who are represented by
Most of the questioning of jurors
for the defense yesterday was by V
F. Gurley. Abel V. Bbotwell, former
county attorney, attorney for Thoma*
II. Matters, questioned them als
asking. "Have you heard people talk
about Mr. Matters?" Have you
formed ar.y prejudice against him'
One Stands Third Trial.
Matters had been convicted twice
in the court room where he is now on
trial. The other two convictions
were in connection with the failure
of a bank in Sutton, Neb.
Ed P. Smith, former mayor of
Omaha, counsel for Willard A
Mathew*, was made a deputy warden
of the state penitentiary yesterday by
AVarden Fenton. He will technically
be in charge of Mathews during the
trial. Mathews w as brought from the
penitentiary where he is serving »
term for embezzlement. He will be
allowed to live at hie home, 4929 Case
street, during the trial, after which
he must return to the penitentiary.
Formal motions for separate trials
by the defendants were overruled by
Defendants on Trial.
Those who went on trial yester
day afternoon. besides Mathews
and Matters, were I.ucien B. Fuller.
Kansas City lawy er: Rev. Charles H.
Rogers, Lincoln: Harris L. Fuller
brother of Lucien. Lincoln; LeRober:
Eykelbootn, banker, Denver; Walter
Stickel lumberman. Kearney. Neb :
Ralph Sunderland, coal man. Omaha.
Harold Cozier, banker, Omaha; George
L. Roach, ex-cashier. Denver atate
bank: Homer Molyneux. former eir
ploye of this bank: Vogel Gettier. fci
n;er employe of Colonial Timber ard
Coal corporation. Charleston. W. Va
If. w. Bewail, ex-stock salesman
Omaha: Howard Sharrick. ex-stock
salesman Lincoln: John F. Hecox. for
finer cashier Pioneer Slate bark,
X>m*h.v Ed G. Smith, salesman. Al
burn; James G. Cloud, salesman.
Omaha: William Culver, f.naneiei
Monro\:a. Cal : Alf L. Bteinert. forme,
employe Pioneer State lank. Omaha
Two men. Thomas M. Finney, of
Omaha and James E. Ellison of
Charleston. W. Va . are fugithes from
Congressnan-elect Willis G. Sea «
is one of the JS lawyers for the de
fendants. His client .« H. W Bewail.
Wisconsin Euprnics Law
Repealed a? I nju-t
Madison. \V « March IP.—0^1—Re
peal of the Wisconsin eugenic* law
requiring a physical examination be
fore issuance of a marriage ’.-cense.
' e a* voted by the assembly of the
Thousands of innocent couple* a e
induced each year to leave the sts *
to be marned. with resulting unj.;«
reflection upon them, through opera
tion of the eugenic* law. Assembly
man Newcomb Spoor, author of the
repeal hill Mid. He declared that W.«
cons,n ministers were losing large
, sums of money as a direct resu'.t of
the law. which cuts the number ot
marriages consummated in the state
while counties were loamg additions
amounts through a cut in the numbe r
of marr.age licenses issued.
Mine Strike in South ^ ales
May 1 nvolve Entire Distrii.
1-ondon. March JO.—The coal strike
which now has more than *0.00
minora Idlo in South "alr< in a
effort to force nonunion miner* t
join the union organiaation. hid* fa
to spread throughout the entire Scut.
Many thousands of r.ur.r « beside,
those already out yesterday handed ir
notice of intention to strike.
The farm laborer*' etrlke it apt ea t
ing through the whole of easte
Kngland. It was brought about h\
the action of 19.000 unionised farm
hand* demanding higher pay
Danerr and Mother Freed
From Jail on $"'.000 Bail
New York. March JO Kv»n Thu
rowwa Fontaine, oriental dancer, and
her mother. Mra Florence TV Fo
talno. yesterday plew.Hsl not guilty and
were freed on ti,W9 bad each fo*
trial on perjury ibarges growing out
of the dancer a million dollar breach
of promise suit ag* n* Omehn*
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