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OMAHA, TIiriJNDAY MOWXIXU, MAY K, -TWKIA'K I'AOKS.
On Tntni, at Hottl
Ntvi Standi, to, 50
Borah Says National Guard Greater j
TVity-i'mont tn rnnntrv Than I
VWllUHVMt fcW 7 -----
the Invading Soldiers
HE ALSO DENOUNCES BRITAIN
Scores England for Executions of
Irish Rebels as Blow to
FALLS FLAYS ADMINISTRATION
Washington, May 17. The senate,
alter an all flay debate, agreed tiiijlit
to tli c conference report on the army
organization bill without a roll call.
J lie house is expected to approve the
report within a day or two, and send
the first of the big national defense
measures to the president.
I he bdl provides for a regular army
of J) 1 ,()(' officer and mint at peace
strength, and approximately JMl.tHM)
at war strength, and for a federalized
National Guard of 457,000 officer and
nun at maximum strength.
Discussion of the conference report
embraced a denunciation of (ireat
jiritaiu for execution of the Irish re
volutionist, attacks upon the admin
iteration's Mexican policy, renewed
assaults upon the National Guard a
a political force and vigorous crili
cihiu of the provision for a govern
ment nitrate manufacturing plant.
Senator Fall asserted thai (jeri'-ral
I'erbhiiiK with the 110,000 t roups at
hi command, could march into Mex
ico t'ily, taking every town with little
trouble if he were unhampered by or
ders from Washington and (hat 00
per cent of the Mexican people would
welcome sucli, action.
Worse Than Invaders.
Senator I'.orah of Idaho, renewing
hit attack on the National Guard at
a political force, declared that it
would prove to be more detrimental
to the United States than an invading;
army. lie arraigned Great Jiritaiu
for the Irish executions, declaring
there had been no greater blow to
free institutions since, the European
Chinese Who Sold
Goods to Americans
Slain by ViUistas
Columbus, N. M., May 17. Stories
of the slaughter of ten Chinese mer
chants at San Antonio, Mexico, by
persons believed to have been follow
ers of Villa, were brought to the bor
der today by returning truckmen.' Ac
cording to the stories, the Chinese
had been selling supplies to the
Americans and were killed immedi
ately after the withdrawal of the
American troops. ,
Mexicans in the districts occu
pied by the Americans have been
warned time and time again that
t. they would be killed if they dealt
with the Americans, and it is be
lieved here that the slaughter was
intended for a warning to the native
Kumors that Mineral cases of ty
phus among Mexicans at t'asas
Grandcs has caused orders that sol
diers must not go to the village, were
received at the base camp. Jt was
faid that several stores were closed,
but no cases among Americans were
Count in Keystone
State Primary Slow
Philadelphia. May 17. Little is
known as yet of the presidential pref
erence vote in Pennsylvania at yes
terday's election, In Philadelphia,
however, the republican count is as
follow s ;
Governor lii uinbaugh, dS.Xhi;
Henry Ford. ,1,1J4; h'oosr veil, J.O.'tc
Hughes, .Vf. I'ruuiliaugh' name was
the only one printed on the ballot.
I orrrast lit! 7 p. m Thursday:
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WAIT FOR REPORT
ON DECATUR BANK!
Creditors Are Impatient to Know
Just Where They Are to
DISCLAIMER OF ROSALIE BANK
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Lincoln. May 17. (Special Tele
gram.) The state banking board an
nounced this afternoon it would hi"
an application in the district court for
a receiver fur the Farmers State bank
of Decatur, Neb,, whose doors were
recently closed by the hoard.
i r'foni h Hiftff rrrar"iiii.iil.l
Decatur, Neb., May 17.- ( Special. L j
Interest and excitement in the;
failed Farmer' State ban and finan- '
cial operations of Cashier Flliolt have i
not subsided appreciably and both j
depositors and stockholders are im
patiently waiting for the report of.
the hank examiners, on which it is I
expected the receivership application I
will be based '
l.nougli has cotne out alread), how
ever, to make likely a great deal of
litigation growing out of the wreck,
some of it to letermifie the owner-'
ship of rollatoal and some to asrer- I
lain whether the liability attaches:
personally to Flliotl or to the bank ,
with its claim oil the state's deposit,
guaranty lund to insure reimburse-1
Instances have been disclosed for:
example where hlliott took deposits 1
for the bank, issuing a certificate ,
bearing the customary rate of in- '
terest, and thru had it endorsed to
himself in exchange for a personal
note carrying a higher rate of inter-1
est. The question will arise here as to j
whether the depositors must look to
Klliott or to the bank for, if the only :
recourse is to Klliott, it is likely to
go unsatisfied as even the new house !
In: built was conveyed away to se- i
cure special creditors almost as soon ,
as it was linishcd. ;
Bank Law Muut Be Strengthened, i
The impression in Decatur seems I
to be that the stale bank guarantee!
law, while it is all right in itself, '
has given the public such unbounded
confidence in the security of state :
banks, that in the case of this bank, 1
as managed under Cashier F.lhott, no
questions were asked as to the char-
acter of any transaction, so long as
the cashier was negotiating them.
There i a feeling that along with -the
deposit guarantee law must cer-
tainly go, in the future, a more rigid j
system of bank examination, or aj
more far-reaching control over llic j
character of the various deals ncgo-";
tiatcd by officials of the batiks, in I
other words, there is a feeling that j
the bank examinations must in the 1
future tP deeper ilian a mere vcrt-1
fing of bank statements, and a hasty !
survey of bank ledgers and paper, J
Secretary Koyse of the State Hank-'
iug board, in his last official report
called the attention of the governor'
to these very dangers. Jn part he I
said at that time:
"More power should be given your
honorable body by legislative or ju
dicial action, giving you sufficient
authority to protect communities al
ready provided with safe and solvent I
banks, against the intrusion of spec
ulators and promoters in banking I
Not Employed by Rosalie Bank. !
In rejoinder to The lice's refer-'
ence to Llliott' experience at Kosa-
lie, it is now explained that he only j
did a little collection work, employed j
by his brother-in-law, Cashier John-j
son, and was not employed by the
bank. The explanation is contained '
in this letter:
"Rosalie, Neb., May 17. To the
Lditor of The Dec: Referring to the
article entitled, 'Cashier Klliott
Makes High Jump,' in The Bee of j
May 16, we wish to call your atten- '
tion to the references which connect j
Mr. Klliott with the Farmers State'
bank of Kosalic, Neb. We believe j
the inference can fairly be drawn ,
from this article that Mr. Klliott was!
officially connected with this hank in ,
the negotiating of loans, and that he j
was authorized to transact other i
! business for the hank. The facts do
not warrant this mlerenre. Mr. hl
liott was never authorized to and i
never did make loans or transact
other business for the Farmers Male '
bank of Kosalie, ciihrr on commis
sion or otherwise. He neither acted j
as field man for the Rosalie bank, nor !
did he trade and deal with the Indians
for the bank
"1 he du t rior of the Farmers.
Stair bank of Rosalie deprecate most !
sincerely the nifciciue that the hiisi
lie. mnhoils Mr. I lliott is (barged
with hawtig praclkt-d at Decatur,
were a. (jnired by linn as a re
sult id a i oiuirrtioit with the Flosjlir !
bank We Id f and know that the
record 1. 1 the rainier Stale bank
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H tiantaits it business, 41 f abuvr
trproaih and npii imi, an. I at to. 1
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WHEN A DUTCH
SHIP IS BLOWN
Steamer Batavier V, on Way From
Rotterdam to London. Sunk
and Tour Member of the
Crew Ate Killed vf
WIRELESS OPERATOR DROWNED
He Wki An American Citizen frem
Roswell, N. M., Named Luigi
AMERICAN EMBASSY INFORMED
Washington, May 17. Sinking of
the Dutch steamer Batavier V, was
reported in Stale department dis
patches toda from Consul Grncral
Skinner at London. The captain and
twenty-four of the crew were landed
at (ireat Varrniouth. Seven passen
gers, including two Americans, three
Dutch and two Russians, also were
saved. Ihrce Dutch nailorrs and one
American passenger were reported
drowned, The consul said first re
ports indicated the vessel was sunk
by a mine,
London, May 17. The Anicriian
embassy was informed today that
Luigl Martini Mancini, an American
cilieu, was drowned when the
steamship Hataviir V. was blown up.
Two other American cilieiis who
were on board the steamship were
saved. Mancini, a wireless expert,
was from Roswell, X. M.
A dispatch to Lloyds from (ireat
Yarmouth says the Dutch steamer
Batavier V., l,.i(X) tons, has been
blown up in the North Sea. Four
members of the crew were lost, the
remainder landed at Great Yarmouth.
1 he Batavier V. was on its way to
London front Rotterdam.
American Thinks It Mine.
Samuel Howard Comstock of
Santa Monica, t ab, who was on the
Halavier V., gave the following ac
count of his cxpcrictuies:
"I was in the saloon talking, when
a terrific explosion occurred. My
hat was smashed against the ceiling
of the saloon. I think the vessel
must have been blown up by a mine,
as the explosion was directly under
neath the ship,
"The aft hatch was blown off and
much of the cargo was hurled into
"Within three minutes the ship's
decks were awash. 1 had a life belt,
but being a good swimmer gave it to
my fellow American, Mancini, who
could not swim. I kicked off my
shoes, dived and swam to a boat
which had been launched, f assisted
a stewardess and an injured officer of
the ship into a boat. J was so busy
that 1 did not see what happened to
Sinks in Twenty Minutes.
"The ship sank in twenty minutes.
We were picked up by a trawler
patrol and arrived at Yarmouth."
( oinstock has made a report to the
American embassy expressing the
opinion that the ilavatier V sunk
as the result of striking a mine. The
embassy will forwarrd the report to
Washington. Through Consular of
ficials the embassy is obtaining affi
davits from the ships.
Another American who was on the
Batavier V. was John Joseph Kaleta
of Brooklyn, N. Y, lie was rescued
and landed at Yarmouth.
"Mancani was a major of the Na
tional Guard of New Mexico and a
deputy sherilf of Cleave, county,
Mancini Instructor at Roswell.
Roswell, N. M May 17,-Lieugi
Martini Mancini, who was drowned
when the steamer Batavier V. was
sunk, for many years was an instruc
tor at the New Mexico Military in
stitute here. He went to London
and Naples in I'li in the employe
of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph
company. He was the younger son
of a tilled Italian family and was
Body of Baby Found
In Largo Stonl Can
Sioux Falls, S. D, M 17 Moat
ing in a large steel can in whuh hi
had breii tut to insure death In
dinwitmg. ihe mrpif n an muni I M ,
was loiind last iuht in I iirnei l
creek, near Mitchell, S. D. A luln-r
man nude the ghastly find when lit
pulled the tan tnuu the water. From
all indications the i an had bren
thrown into tfn (rlrk srvrial da
ago A reward ban hern nlifrr.l .,r
rwdfiHr leading to the arrest ul the
NEW CREIGHTON MEDALS
HAVE HEAD OF FOUNDERS
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ATTACK ON SALONIKI For months the allies have been concentrating; at the Greek
base in anticipation of a drive by the Germans, Austrians and Bulgarians. This picture
shows one of the British heliographing stations outside Saloniki. The bright sun in this
region makes heliographing an advantageous form of signaling.
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GET BOOST IN .PAY:
Increase in Wages of Five Per Cent
To All Employe Eact and
Went of Missouri.
TO APPLY TO MONTH 01 MAY
When llmliiigton employe Krt
their envelopes containing the pay
for May, they will find that the
fiuius contained have been increased
S per cent. All employe of the
rtuilinglou system, both east and
west of the Missouri river, have
been xiveu an increase in pay, this
increase being 5 per cent more than
they arc receiving it thin time.
The increase applie to all classe
of employe from the water boy up
to the IiikI'csI salaried clerk in the
office. Officials will not come in
on the increase.
Akcd how much the Increased
wage would approximate, (iencfal
Manager jioldrcgc said:
"It i inipoBsililc to state al thi
time, though it will amount to ten
of thousand of dollar ' monthly.
The paymaster and the general au
ditor have the schedules and they
are the only persons who would
know. It will apply to many Ihou-saud-i
of men ami women in the of
fice, the shops, the station and
out along the line.
"'I he advance in pay doe not
come about on account of any de
mand made upon the company by
the employe, but is voluntary upon
the'part of the official of the road.
The matter ha been under consid
eration fur home tune and the iibin
ha just been worked out. 1 iiere
i no reason why it should not br
That Germany Is
Supreme in the Air
London, May 17. During a de
bate in the House of Common today
on aerial service, Harold J. I eiinaiit,
parliamentary under secretary for
war said Great Uritaui had two
types of aeroplane faster than any
possessed by (ierniany and two
other type a fast as ihe h'olker. It
was far from true to say Germany
had the supremacy of the air, he con
tinued. On the cotmlrary, Kngland
had a very large measure of suprctn
acv in a great majority of combats
gard to Iiuhlsaiid guns.
Mr. Iinnat said arrangement lor
gning warnings ot Zeppelin raid
were now complete and that there
lias been a great irnpinMiiieiit in ic
gard to lights and guns.
Mr, Tciiium announced the gov
ernment had decided lo imiMitute an
aerial hoard to advice Ihe admiralty
and tlir war oiiuc m regard to an
servile and di-siuns ni iiiachuir
Karl lurolt has aciiplid the presi
drill v ol ihe hoard ul which Lord
( di'iiham will be a ini-mlur laior
Hand will ri-ptesrnt (lie bnaid HI the
House of t oiiiiuoln I he i llii r nirm
brn will be arinv and luu illtirri
Austrians Take Six
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England Treats Its
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BRYAN WILL NOT
GO AS ALTERNATE
Commoner Issuei Statement to Cor-
rcct "Malicious Misstatement! of
BROTHER WILL NOT RUN AS POP j NIGHT SESSION MAY BE HELD
Lincoln, Xcb., May 17. William Chicago, May 17,-Details of the
Jennings liryau is not going to the official program for the first two
democratic national convention a an I day of the republican national con
alternate from Nebraska, nor a aventiou, which will open here June 7,
delegate from any other slate, ac- were announced today by officii! ot
cording to an announcement made j the republican national committee at
loday. Neither i Charles W. Hryau,' follow.
defeated candidate for the demo-
cratic gubernatorial nomination m !
Nebraska, planning 'o run indepen
dently, or a the candidate of another
Mr. liryaif statement, which wa
made, he explained, "to correct Ihe
I deliberate and malicious misrepre
sentation of corporation controlled
i papers, hay'
"William J, Hryan ha never had
; any tlMjiiglU of going to the (kino -
.,,1,,,,,-jI ,i,r,ii;,in n4 an al.
I ternate from Nebraska, or a dele
i gate from any other stale, and
j Charles ' W, Hryan ha had no
I thought of running: for governor
i wiihonl the democratic nomination."
For W. A. De Bord to
Be This Afternoon
The funeral of William A. DeBord,
Omaha attorney, who died early yes
terday morning, will be held from his
late home, .35-0 Woolworth avnii.'.
this afternoon ,at 2 o'clo(J, with in
terment in l-Yirest Lawn cemetery.
The pallbearer will be Disliiit
Judge Troup, District Judge Day, i'.d.
I'. Smith, J. S. White, James II.
Tailor and Thomas M. Davis of flea
ver ( rossing.
Among the relative here for th
',u,.era, are . hik '-.
funeral are George Dellori of l ork
I AI'll., Hill .'IIS, 111111 4i( I 1.JVY
ea. A " " :!"' V, ' a preparedness parade on Decoration
he deceased. Also Ge orge Kraft of de.nons.r.l
( hicago. Mr and Mrv UHirle. k ,., , ' , h ,
o t lin.on. a and Miss Mary Kra.t ; , , w yliryaii8K)())Ilc clty
of ic.or, la., relative of Mr. 1 Lor ademia.e measure for national
1 Mr. Del'iord was married during
j the mouth of September, 1KV4, I
Margaret Kralt at iclor, la.
He was pa-l master of Capitol
lodge No, .1, past giaud master ol
the Nebraska Grand lodge, Ancient
; l iee and Accepted Masons, in Ne
braska, master of Kadosh of Ne
braska t onstslory No, I, a member
of Mount Moriah iiiiiiiiainb r v, ias
potentate oi Tangier I i niple, honor -arv
inspectoi -.general ol the 'llilitv
lliird digree, Scoliish Nile, and bad
rcieoTil inanv oilur Masonic honors.
He was eliclnl presi'lrnl ol the ,, dav r cpoi I s lo I In Stall 'depuitmeut
( ttriaha liar atsot lalinii for Ihe W'ar ii,(r three iueinaii iinzeu virre
, Vti lie was piesnleui ol the hibl ' .a,,,,,, ,1 the (.nudum steamship Lrc
!Saitng Institute of Oinalia and one m,,. huh was sunk on Irida), pre
ol the dm i Pus ol (he Slate lUnk ol Miiiiahlv bv a luiin- A dispati Ii (mm
t lin.i! a
Casement Held for
Trial for Treason
I oniioii. May 17 lr I'ngri I a r
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HILLES GIVES OUT
Temporary Chairman Harding Will
Make His Address Wednesday
Morning at 11 O'clock.
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riill.fl In i.nli.r ly l In, Irtnn n I'lmflr Ii
iihi. i.f tii i. ,.iiu. un rmiioimi .ominii
flfmtltiK 'if trie cull liy tii'('rfMiir' Jam'.
I'liiilnuiin llllli a t.n ii.il aa (minrar
hiiirniaii Hi-nsinr W airiMi II, llurilina nf
ohlii. wl, ii Mill ijulli'r IiIm HfniilM a'J'lriH4.
Ki-Ii Hun i.r Hi., uilnr ti'inpurary uf fl mi
til lt, ,11111 fill lllfl
Niiiitina uf i-iimiiill ipi-a rr4irnllkln,
ro.nlijfi.iiin, iiprniHiii'Mi firKanlKuiUiii ant
lul.-s Mtirl nrilr 'ill liiiilni'iiR,
TiiiiiNiiii, jiinn r 1 a. in., report of
i nniiMii l.. itn i rr'l.'lil la iii.
A'iuininn or ins ii.rituin''ni run or ma
j''"HV")';iV;",f ,., prmnant
i grKjnitiin. ,
U'lMirt nf ilia eoiumidx rulp anfl or-
dnr ul t,liMlli,'MM
Nomination and Platform.
After the preliminaries of organiza
tion have been disposed of. which
work usually occupies Hie first two
session, the convention will nomi
nate a candidate for president and
vice president and adopt the party
platforpi and adjourn. Arrangements
ill be made to hohl night teattons it
Chief of I'oliic llealey has decided
to slop traffic on (he street sur
rounding the Coliseum while the
convention i In session. All the
street will be newly paved with
noiseless material for the occasion.
Parade Will Be
Held at Lincoln
Lincoln. Nrb,, May 17. A move-
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piate measure for national
ilefruse. was launched today, A ref
erendum vote by the I ommercial
i lub resulted live to one for prepar
edness. Three Americans
On Canadian Ship
Destroyed by Mine
aldington, Mas 17. - I he Anieri
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( oiisul l.iiiiil skiiini i at I oml.ui
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lei lan d tin siramet bad been lorpe-
bird M .ih 1 1 1 . 1 1 ,i 1 1 ! h 1, agree that Ihe
t n w ii a n ti i o i n r r . I
Asks About Safety of
Americans in Irelaud
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THAT RAIDED BIG
Major Lnnghorne's Cavalry , Sur
round Raiders and Take Seventy
Five Prisoners After Kill
ing Fifteen of Them.
TWO AMERICANS ARE RESCUES
i J, Deemer, American Storekeeper,
I and Monroe Payne Found In Vil
lage Near Scene of Fight.
I CAVALRY HORSES RECOVERED
I Marathon, Tex., May 17. -A truck
driver arriving here today from Bo
quillas said that it wa reported on
the border that Major I.anghorne and
two troop of cavalry had surrounded
the I!ig lirnd bandit raiders about 125
mile from the hordrr, killing six and
capturing seventy-five. Army offi
cers litre have made no announce
ment regarding such an egagement.
According to the truck drivers' re
port the bandit were surrounded and
did not put up a tight. The Ameri
can ceased firing at once. The seventy-five
captured, it wa said, ,wcre
to be brought here for trial.
In view of previous reports from
Major I.anghorne that lie expected
soon (o catch up with the bandit, the
authorities were inclined to place
credence in the report.
Prcviou to overtaking the Mexi
cans, Major I.anghorne' detachment
had rescued J, Deemer, the kidnaped
store keeper, a negro, Monroe I'ayne,
ami a Mexican employed by Mr,
Dr eiuer a a clerk.
The cavalry horse and enuipment
captured by the bandits in their raid
on Glenn Spring, two weeks ago,
were recovrred, it is reported.
A Mexican guide took the Ameri
can troop to the spot where the ban
dit were encountered, the truck
Americans Are Rescued.
San Antonio, Tex., May 17. Th"
rescue by American soldiers of J.
Deemer and the negro cook, Monroe
I'ayne, carried off a prisoners by
the bandits that raided Glenn
Spring and Boiuilla, was reported
to General -untou.
The report came from Colonel
Frederick Sibley, who received his
information from Major I.anghorne,
now about 100 mile south of the
border. A detachment of Major
I.anghorne' force found the Ameri
can at LI Lino, ninety miles south
of llorptilla, yesterday morning.
The Americans had been left there
by their cantors in charge of the
resident. None but the unarmed
inhabitants uf the 'town was there
when the American soldiers arrived
and no resistance was made.
Telephone Wire of
New York Firm
Tapped by Police
New York, May 17. The tele
phone wires of Seymour & Seymour,
a local law firm, were tapped at the
instance of the police at a time when
the firm wa engaged in a deal in
munition for the entente allies, the
Thompson investigating committee
wa told today through testimony
given by Joli S. Seymour, a mem
ber of the firm, and a statement by
Frank Moss, of counsel for the com
mittee. Asked whether J. 1'. Mor
gan & Co. were interested in the mu
nition deal, Mr. Seymour replied:
"1 don't know. My brother had
been down to Mr. Morgan's office
five or six time. They had some
financial interest in a client who was
after a part of the business."
"The tap was pwf on the wires by
the police," Mr. Moss declared. "I
have seen the order signed by the
"This i a revelation to lis," assert
ed Mr. Seymour. "It could not have,
been installed in any effort to pre-
! vent crime. There wa no reanou
why any our thould have wanted to
tap our wires except for a commer
cial pur pose."
John L. Swayfee, general rounel
I (d the New York Telephone com
pany, said the practice of wire tap
ping had become so extensive that
the inmpauy two year ago decided
. nut to allow further tapping except
I under written order by the pol,ti
Have City Saloon
l'i lk'rwater, S. D, May 1 .
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