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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLV. NO. 311.
CAlAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1916 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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TO HONOR FLAG
River of Flowing Flags Between
Banks of Human Heads is
Sight long to Be Ke
MULTITUDE VIEWS THE SIGHT
Twenty Bands Flay Patriotic Music
All Along the Line While
SUSPEND BUSINESS OF CITY
The greatest parade, in point of
numbers, that Omaha ever saw was
the Flag day parade yesterday after
noon. Nearly 30,000 men and women were
Thirty thousand school children
were grouped on the court house
lawn, the postoffice steps and other
places, singing songs and waving
A numberless crowd thronged the
streets all along the twenty-six
blocks that constituted i he line of
march. The windows of the buildings
had their crowds and men peered
down over the edges of the roofs.
And such a parade!
River of Flowing Flags.
Viewed over the crowd it seemed to
be a river of flags flowing between
banks of human heads. Here and
there came big flags borne by men,
silken, gold fringed banners, topped
by golden battle-eagles. Other big
flags were borne jn horizontal posi
tion by fair young women.
But chiefly they were smaller, of
size convenient for the hand. These
constituted the great river of flags.
Often a ripple would occur in the
river, as when one of the school chil
dren armies would burst into patri
otic song. Cheers were continuous.
The music of twenty bands, sound
ing the well known patriotic tunes,
made gay the marching army as it
swung along the streets.
The weather was perfect. Bright
sunshine with a cool breeze from the
west, just strong enough for comfort
and to give a brave ripple to a million
flags. Just in the middle of the pa-
rade a big, black, threatening cloud
came up in the west. But when it
saw that a patriotic parade was io
progress it quickly made off again to
the south, refusing to attempt to spoil
such a fair spectacle.
Business Is-Suspended. .
Practically all business in the city
was suspended and employer and em
ploye, and employee (feminine gen
der), marched side by side in true
democratic ' style Mayor Dahlman
and the city fathers headed the pa
rade. Presidents of the big mercan
tile and jobbing enterprises of the
city trudged along on foot beside
their clerks, department heads and
stenographers. Professional men
were there. A company of trained
nurses in their white caps and uni
forms were among the thousands of
fair marchers. Various lodges, the
railroads, the stock yards, clubs,
schools and so on were in line.
Oh tiarlv I'frvhnHv was tth.r in
jS line or looking on.
' The orecision with which the mam
moth procession moved evidenced or
ganizing genius. Scheduled to start
from Twenty-fourth and Farnam.
streets at 2:30 p. m, it started right
at that time. It kept moving, too.
Sixteen abreast, the men and wom
?n marched, with close ranks and at
i brisk step. The marchers passed at
the rate of about 380 a minute. The
parade took an hour to pass.
The route was from Twenty-fourth
and Farnam to Sixteenth, to Capitol
avenue, to Fifteenth, to Douglas, to
Thirteenth, to Farnam, to Fifteenth,
to Harney, to Sixteenth, to Leaven
worth. Everybody in the parade walked,
excepting only the Grand Army of the
Republic contingent. These gray
haired veterans of the flag in the
Civil war rode in automobiles with
their wives. Their spirits, indeed.
were willing to walk, but their "flesh"
is weak. But they waved their flags
as vigorously as anybody from their
The one thing in the way of a "fea
ture" in the parade was a group of
three men dressed to represent the
famous "Spirit of 76" painting, sorely
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Temperature at Omaha Yflaterdnjr.
1 io i: HI
1 p. m. .. .
2 p. in ... .
3 D. in
4 . in 79
b p. in 78
6 p. m 77
7 p. m 75
I d. m 73
C'omparatlrr Local Becord.
Official record of temperature and precipi
tation compared with the correspond Ins
period of the laul thruo yearn:
1915. JfM. 113.
Highest yetitercUy 81 7ft 82 94
Low eat yesterday 69 59 3 tifi
Mean tempt-raUire 70 67 72 80
Precipitation T T 1 .03 .00
TcmpiMaiure and precipitation departures
from l h normal:
Normal temperature 71
Deficiency for the day 1
Tot i excem alnre March 1 , 46
Normal precipitation 17 inch
Kxenn for the day. 17 Inch
Total rainfall atnee March 1 f. 83 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.44 Inches
tteflclency for cor. period. If IS. .1 .66 Inches
Hxcera for cor. period. 1914 1.68 Inches
KetMHTn r rem stations at 7 r. M.
Station and Htate Temp. HIa-h- Baln
of Weather. 7 p m. put. fail.
. heyennc, clear... 6v
Kenport, pt. cloudy... 7
Metiver. dear 78
Ucs Molnea, pt. cloudy.. 71
V firth Platte, clear 83
Umaha, cl'ur 76
Rttpld Olty, raining 60
Bheridan, vWuf 72
Sioux City. ut. cloudy.,, 8
Valentine, flear 70 78 .01
T Indicates tract or precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. MeUnroloKist
MARTIN GLYNN IS
KEYNOTER OF THE
Former Governor of New York
Sounds Blast loud and Long in
Starting Off the Democrats.
PLENTY OF FLAGS IN SIGHT
Coliseum Makes Pretty Show When
Multitude Waves Old Glory
in Its Applause,
PRESIDENT'S PICTURE LACKING
BY E. C. SNYDER.
St. Louis, Mo., June 14. (Special
Telegram.) The keynote speech of
1916, so far as democracy is con
cerned, has been delivered. Former
Governor Martin Glynn of New York
is some keynoter, you can take it
from me. There was one thing about
the speech that impressed me pro
foundly and that, was that at least
President Wilson would be nomin
ated. That one thing stood out pre
dominantly and commanded the en
Of coarse, there were other features
in Governor Glynn's address, particu
larly with reference to the glory that
was big enough to go around. In
fact, there was glory enough to go
around several times, to go around
the nation, or the world, for that
matter. Campaigners in the country
districts will be able to carve out
whole sections of the keynote and
spread several layers of it over the
surrounding country and then go back
again and find an inexhaustible sup
ply of good carboniferous fuel left.
Measured in Long Tons. .
If the coal supply of this continent
was as deep and broad and wide and
long as (jovernor uiynn s Keynote,
the geologists would hasten to cast
their estimates that the Pennsylvania
coal fields are good for a million cars
No one imagined that Mr. Glynn,
who is slightly built, could sound a
keynote that would last most of the
afternoon. The keynote showed that
this campaign is going to be fought
out with an inexhaustible supply of
words; and that after the keynote,
when the diapason of the full-toned
political organs of the country begin
to rumble, the dome of reason will
begin to totter.
Don't forget, however, that there
will be forty-eight speeches to second
the nomination of President Wilson.
Flags in Evidence.
Of course the convention's opening
was a irreat iovfest for democracy,
andwhooping big time for the demo
crats wno nave come nere unuiviucu
for their president and glad tb be"
given a chance to let loose.
ine city ot ot. louis, or me con
vention managers, or some one saw
to it that the American nag snouia
be in evidence. Boy Scouts with great
sheaves of flags went tnrougn tne
convention, early, giving a flag to ev-
erv man and woman there, so tnat
when a cheer started, there would be
a sea of waving nags, and it was a
most beautiful sight indeed 01 our
flag's natal day. There were flags in
the galleries and bunting hung from
every niche and corner and projec
tion, and the inevitable convention
band, seated in a sort of bird cage
hifrh ud at one end. played merrily on
all kinds of wind instruments capable
of producing martial airs.
No Portrait of Wilson.
There is but one thing missing in
convention hall, and that oddly
enough is a picture of the president.
Nowhere is there a portrait of democ
racy's leader. There are several fine
plaster medallions of Grovcr Cleve-
and. George Washington, 1 nomas
Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, but
none ot VVoodrow vvnson. A round
of the various headauartcrs fails to
disclose a single Wilson portrait, with
one notable exception, and that is,
strangely enough, the Tammany
headouarters. This is quite possibly
due to the fact that in many instances
portraits, dodgers, buttons and badges
are brought to the convention by the
manufacturers ot the commodities.
At this convention, there being no
contest for anything except the vice
presidency, there is no great neces
sity for buttons, badges and pictures
of the leader.
In the national committee head
quarters there is a large box full of
Wilson buttons with the slogan,
"America First." A man on the out
side of the hotel is selling buttons
marked "Safety First." Take your
O'Keefe True to Traditions.
While the clans were assembling
in the hall, and a mighty fine hall
it is, too, a fine old Irish gentleman,
whose name is Patrick O'Keefe, and
whose long residence in the state of
Texas has not taken away from him
any of the Gaelic attributes which he
brought with him from the Emerald
Isle, amused the crowd with an elabo
rate Irish reel. As the band played,
Mr. O'Keefe, who admits to at least
65, astonished everyone by leaping
over a four-foot barrier and dancing
like a 16-year-old. He spun around
on one foot and then jumped up and
cracked his heels together and shout
ed. He did this three separate times.
His enthusiasm could not be con
tained. He endeavored to keep it
within himsel', but while Bishop
James W. Lee of the Methodist Epis
copal church, South, was reciting the
words of an opening prayer, the spirit
within Patrick O'Keefe burst forth,
and he yelled at the top of his lungs:
"Go to it, old boy, you said something
Had it not been in the midst of a
prayer it is likely that the Coliseum
would have exploded with laughter,
for everyone was in an explosive
Bishop of Cork is Dead.
Cork, Ireland, June 14. The most
Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan, Roman
Catholic bishop of Cork, died this
morning. He was born in Cork in
18,79 and educated at Minerva collcce.
Rome, and was appointed bishop of
Corn in 1880.
ARE FIGHTING HIM
Wilson Charges Foreign-Born Citi
zens of United States Are Try
ing to Levy Political
AT THE HEAD OF THE WOMEN'S SECTION Mrs. Charles T. Kountze, Mrs. Warren
Roger and Mrs. Z. T. Lindsey, while behind them most of Omaha's social leaders walked in
the great Flag Day parade.
DISLOYALTY MUST BE CRUSHED'.?
Chief's Flag Day Speech Sro-
Keynote of Issue He W"-M r
Make Predentin?-1 V
TALKS TO MA1T-" .' sf'jSANDS
Washington, mv. A charge
that foreign-born citizens of the
United States are trying to levy po
litical blackmail and to undermine the
influence of the national government
was made by President Wilson in a
flag speech today. His assertion
sounded the keynote of one of the
foremost issues on which he will go
before the country for re-election,
and touched upon a platform declara
tion which will be submitted by the
administration to the St. Louis con
vention. The president spoke before a
crowd of thousand gathered at the
foot of the Washington monument,
fter he had reviewed for five hours
a great preparedness parade, at the
head of which he himself had marched
down Pennsylvania avenue. He de
clared that not since the civil war
had it been tested as it now is being
tested whether the Stars and Stripes
stood for any one united purpose.
"There is disloyalty active in the
United States, and it must be abso
lutely crushed," declared the presi
dent, speaking emphatically. "It pro
ceeds from a minority, a very small
minority, but a very active and subtle
"It works under ground, but it also
shows its ugly head where we can
see it; and there are those at this
moment who are trying to levy a
species of political blackmail, saying,
'Do what we wish in the interest of
foreign sentiment or we will wreak
our vengeance at the polls.' That is
the sort of thing against which the
American nation will turn with a
mighty triumph of sentiment which
will teach these gentlemen once for
all that loyalty to this flag is the first
test of tolerance in the United
Outlines Predominant Issue.
The president' words were taken
as an open -challenge to' foreign-born
Americans, who, he had learned from
foreign-language newspapers and
other sources, are opposing him for
re-election. Officials close to him
said lie was outlining his stand on
what he had determined to make a
predominant issue in his campaign.
While the democratic convention
was being opened at St. Louis Mr.
Wilson devoted the entire day to the
flag day and preparedness demonstra
tion. Carrying a large American flag
he walked from the capitol to the
White House at the head of more
than 50,000 marchers, including many
high government officials, employes
of all the government departments
and of the capital's business houses,
companies of cadets, national guards
men, union and confederate veterans
and members of commercial and so
Goes to Reviewing Stand.
The parade started from the capi
tol grounds, and as its head passed
the White House the president
dropped out and took his place in
the reviewnig stand. He was joined
there by Secretaries McAdoo, Red
field, Lane and Wilson, Postmaster
General Burleson and Attorney Gen
eral Gregory, who had marched at
the head of employes of their depart
ments, and by Secretary Lansing. As
soon as the last marchers passed the
stand, five hours later, the president
went to the monument grounds, where
his address formed the principal part
of an hour's patriotic audience.
Almost every man and woman in
the president's audience carried an
American flag. Before he began
speaking cannon fired a national
salute of twenty-one guns and the
marine band played "The Star
Spangled Banner" while a huge flag
was drawn slowly to the top of the
white monument, 555 feet above the
Secretary Lansing presided, and in
introducing' the president emphasized
the duty of present-day Amreicans
to preserve unsullied ideals handed
down by the founders of the re
public. Speaking of disloyalty in the
United States, the president said:
"It prpceeds from a minority, a
very small minority, but an active
and subtle minority, working under
ground, but also snowing its ugly
head where it may be seen, and it ,
this minority that at this very moment
is striving to levy a kind of political
blackmail or wreak its vengeance at
the polls. That is the sort of thing
against which the American people
will turn. That is the lesson which
I come to remind you of today.''
Flag Day Exercises
At Betsy Ross House
Philadelphia, June 14. Speaking at
the Flag day exercises at the Betsy
Ross house here today, Dr. C. J.
Hexamer, president of the National
German-American alliance, declared
that true Americanism knows no dis
tinction of race or creed and does not
take sides with any foreign nation.
"True Americanism," l,e said, "de
mands a true neutrality, solely for
the defense of American rights and
in the best interest of the United
States against any aggression from
whichever side it may come. It fol
lows faithfully and loyally where our
VJJNi t.-nrTi: . in. r irT
Compromise Eeached Over Member
of Resolutions Committee After
Three Days' Wrangle.
OLDHAM IS NAMED CHAIRMAN
St. Louis, Mo., June 14. After
three days caucusing the Bryan and
anti-Bryan factions of the Nebraska
delegation compromised today and
elected J. J. Thomas of Seward, Neb.,
member of the platform committee.
Thomas, though elected on a Bryan
ticket at the primaries, was referred
to by the anti-Bryan faction as a
sympathizer of their cause.
W. D. Oldham, the anti-Bryan can
didate for platform committee, was
named chairman of the delegation in
pursuance of the compromise agree
ment and W. H. Thompson, the Bry
an candidate for platform committee,
was named in the committee to no
tify the president of his renomina
tion. C. M. Skiles was elected secre
tary of the" delegation. Herbert E.
Gooch-member of committee; to no
tify the vice president and W. F.
Moran member of committee on cre
dentials. Reply to Carranza
Will Rebuke Him
For Tone of Note
Washington, June 14. The United
States answer to the last note from
General Carranza probably will not be
made until after the St. Louis con
vention ends this week, it was said in
administration circles today. The de
lay was considered advisable t elim
inat chance that any action toward
Mexico at this time might be inter
preted as prompted by political in
fluences. That course has been laid out par
ticularly in view of Carranza's strong
intimations that the the United
States' dealings with Mexico have
been determined by questions of in
ternal politics in this country.
The answer which Secretary Lans
ing is preparing will rebuke General
Carranza sharply for that insinuation,
it is said. Administration officials
are still visibly worried over the
possibility of serious anti-American
outbreaks in Mexico, but they are
determined to take the initiative in
any aggressive action.
Officers of Rotary
The newly elected officers of the
Omaha Rotary club were installed at
the weekly meeting and luncheon this
noon at the Hcnshaw rathskellar. The
new officers arc: Dr. E. C. Henry,
president; W. H. Clarke, first vice
president; John Mellen, second vice
president; Dan Johnson, secretary;
W. G. Silver, treasurer. The last
two were re-elected.
Speeches made by the new officers
and Harlcy Moorhead, past president,
who presided as chairman, told of
what it means to be a Rotarian, re
viewed the past activities of the or
ganization and planned for the
Harley Moorhead pointed out that
the meeting this week was of par
ticular significance because of Flag
Following the luncheon the Rotary
club members marched in the parade.
Frank F. Drcxel, a new member,
Sheriff Cole and
Bert Whitcomb to
Recover in Time
Hastings, Neb., June 14. (Special
Telegram) Both Sheriff Cole and
Bert Whitcomb, wounded in a pistol
duel Monday when Cole attempted
to enforce a writ of ejectment
against the latter arc now expected
to recover. Whitcomb will be prose
cuted on the charge of assault with
intent to kill. Following his attack
on Cole, inflicting a wound which
necessitated the amputation of one of
the sheriff's Jegs, he complained of
his poor marksmanship and threat
ened to do a better job later on.
Wilson Vetoes Plank
Aimed at Judges
Washington, June 14. Efforts to
insert a plank in the democratic plat
form favoring a law to prohibit fed
eral judges from leaving the bench to
accept elective offices, will not be
countenanced by President Wilson.
Administration officials let it be
known that the president had sent
word to St. Louis that he did not
want any petty politics played.
Head of Democratic National Com
mittee Says Convention Meets
in Atmdsphere of Viotory,
TAKES SHOT AT ROOSEVELT
St. Louis, Mo., June 14. In calling
the democratic national convention to
order at noon today Chairman Wil
liam F. McCombs of the democratic
national committee, spoke as follows:
"Ladies and Qentlemen of the Con;
'"vention: '' ' . .
"We are in an atmosphere of vic
tory. We have not a feeling of guess,
but a spirit of certainty. We meet to
celebrate the marvelous achievements
of the democratic party since it came
into power and to place a milestone
upon the path of its future success.
"Over 2,000 years ago, an old slave
related the fable of the frog who
wanted to grow to the size of an ele
phant. Such was the ambition of his
soul that his body was swelled to a
marvelous proportion. Indeed, Aesop
went so far as to predict that the frog,
upon reaching the size of the ele
phant, would burst, i commend to
your notice the wisdom of Aesop. It
took over 2,000 years for his prophecy
to come true. Only last week the
frog-elephant or the elephant-frog
Republicans Deceive Themselves.
"The republican party for years
succeeded in deceiving the country.
Now it is successfully deceiving it
self. In its platform it offers pul
chritudinous promise but with vacu
ous intent. It promises the country
in the main, what the democratic
party has already done or is in the
process of doing, saving always, the
bogus god protection.
"It has cloaked its iniquity with a
judicial robe, but the cloven hoof of
special interests still protrudes. The
board of directors has aat In Chicago
and again is resolved that they are
the country. They have adopted the
doctrine of foreordination and pre
destination, but have made it applica
ble only to themselves.
"The rest of the people arc their
wards for profit.
"Ambition is a noble attribute, btu
when it is adulterated with greed, a
cataclysm is inevitable. We have
recently witnessed the painful specta
cle of two great American parties
at Chicago, putting self in place of
ideals; self-glorification in place of
national honor; republicanism and
progressivcisin, so-called, in place of
our only 'ism' Americanism.
"Wt have witnessed the drah spec
tacle of two groups of men, trading
principles like competitors in a fish
market, in the hope that some com
promise would win public support.
They have not come together they
have fallen out over the 'swag.' For
the sake of victory, many of these
men, essentially opposite in principle,
have been willing to become friends
with false masks. The result is in
evitable, 'divided they fall.' We are
proud in the thought that 'united we
stand.' We welcome the pent-up
Americanism of the progressives, in
dividually, to our ranks, offering
them a haven, in a principle. Their
leader has abandoned them with crass
Shot for Roosevelt.
"The gentleman from Oyster Bay,
in a recent letter to Chicago quoted
Abraham Lincoln as saying, 'May not
all, having a common interest reunite
in a common effort to save our com
mon country?' Ladies and Gentle
men, I beg to call your attention to
the word 'reunite I' The words 'save
the country' have been the disguise of
the opposition for years. There may
be a political war today in this coun
try, but that war only exists between
faction. Why, did the gentleman
quote the words of Lincoln in the
St. Louis, June 14. With the asser
tion that no president since the civil
war has had as crucial problems to
solve; and no president has displayed
a grasp more sure, a statesmanship
more profound, as President Wilson,
Kon. Martin H. Glynn, former gover
nor of New York, opened the demO'
cratic national convention here today.
Declaring that Americanism and
peace, preparedness and prosperity,
are the issues upon which the demo
cratic party stands, and the heart of
democracy swells with pride that is
more than a pride of party, as it hails
the man who has asserted this Amer
icanism, assured this peace, advocated
this preparedness and produced this
prosperity, he predicted the re-clec
tion of President Wilson.
Taking un our foreimi relations that
has been called into emphatic promi
nence by the world-wide war, the
speaker declared that "We have en
tered this hall as democrats; we (hall
deliberate as Americans.
The policy of neutrality, he argued, is
as truly American as the American
flag. For 200 years neutrality was a
theory; America made it a tact.
"In his policy of peaceful negotia
tions today the president of the Uni
ted States follows the example set
him by the greatest presidents which
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
Americanism, Peace, Preparedness
and Prosperity Are the Basis
of Campaign Arguments.
"STAND BEHIND PRESIDENT"
. (Continued on Page 4, Column 1.)
Smoot Offered the
G. 0. P. Committee
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 14.
United States Senator Reed Smoot of
Utah on his return to Sa': Lake from
the Chicago convention last night an
nounced that he had been offered the
chairmanship of the republican na
tional committee and had declined the
honor. Senator Smoot said he would
be so taken up with the work in con
gress that he could not devote the
time to the direction of the campaign.
As a member of a subcommittee of
the national committee, Mr. Smoot
will leave in day or two for New York
to attend a conference called by
Murray Crane for the purpose of
naming a chairman ot the national
FLOOD OF WORDS
IS LET LOOSE BY
McCombs Opens the Convention
with Long Speech and Intro
duces Temporary Chair
SECOND PLACE BOOMS TO 60
All Prospect of Fight Disappear!
When Bryan Says He Will
Not Press Planks.
GLYNN PRAISES THE PRESIDENT
Coliseum, St. Louis ,Mo., June 14.-J
With the keynote of "mericanism
and peace, preparedness and prosper
ity, the democratic national conven
tion began its first session shortly
after noon today with not a single
element in sight to disturb the har
monious renomination of President'
Wilson and Vice President Marshall.
When National Chairmaif Mc
Combs called the convention to order
12,000 delegates, alternates and spec
tators packed the big coliseum to the
Members of the national commit
tee, members of President Wilson's
cabinet and party leaders from all
over the country had places on the
platform. Plaster medallions of
Washington, Jackson, Jefferson and
Cleveland looked down upon the dele
gates from the decorations, which
consisted uniformly of nothing but
the American flag. The only pic
ture of President Wilson in the halt
hung in front of the speakers' desk
inscribed "American First."
Vice presidential booms wilted by
President Wilson's direct word that
he desired the renomination of Vice
President Marshall, were brought to
the -invention hall, but only as fa
vorite son compliments.
Kremer Reads the Call.
When National Chairman Mc
Combs had called the convention to
order the next business was the read
ing of the call by Secretary J, Bruce
Former Governor Glynn of New
York was next with the keynote
Down under the speaker's stand di
rect telephone and telegraph wires to
the White House carried momentary
reports of the proceedings in the
hall. All prospects of a fight in the
convention had gone glimmering over
night withWiuiam L Bryatvi, an
nouncement that he did not propose
to press certain planks before the
resolutions committee and that he
would make' campaign speeches for
the democratic nominee.
"We have entered this hall as
democrats; let us deliberate as
Americans," declared Mr. Glynn in
sounding the keynote.
"It is the business of this conven
tion, representing every section of the
United States, speaking for every ra
cial strain in America to send forth
a message to all the world that will
leave no room for doubt." , .
Wilson Keeps the Peace,
Reviewing President Wilson's con
duct of foreign affairs, he declared
the president had stood with Wash
ington, Adams and Grant, who had
preserved peace with honor.
"For vain glory or for selfish pur
pose," Mr. Glynn declared, "others
may cry for a policy of blood and
iron, but the president has acted on
the belief that the leader of a nation
who plunges his people into an un
necessary war, like Pontius Pilate,
vainly washes his hands of innocent
blood, while the earthquakes and the
heavens are darkened and thousands
give up the ghost.
"If Washington was right, if Jef
ferson was right, if Hamilton was
right, then the president is right to
day," he declared.
Delegate! Arrive Late.
At 11:20 o'clock, forty minutes be
fore time for the convention to be
Decatur Bank Hits
Guaranty Fund Blow
(From Huff f orreipondsnt.)
' Lincoln, Neb., June 14.( Special
Telegram) According to a report
filed this afternoon with Secretary
Roysc of the. State Banking board
by Bank Examiner T. R. Kelly, who
has been in Jiarge of the Decatur
State bank since its trouble, $.55,432
in notes, given hy Indians, and $39,
438 in paper where the value is ques
tionable, is in the bank. The exam
iner has found $12,356 which he
knows is no good.
An estimate would make the loss
of the bank in the neighborhood of
$50,000, but the state guaranty fund
will probably have to be called upon
for a larger amount, a part of which
will eventually be returned.
There was about $16,000 in cash
on hand when the bank went broke
and the examiner has collected $2,
000 more. There is $1,100,000 at the
present time in the state guaranty
fund, and the coming assessment
will add about $50,000.
Battle on Baltic
London, June 14. A Reuter dis
patch from Nykoping, Sweden, gives
a report of a naval engagement in
the Baltic between midnight "and 1
o'clock this morning at a point near
Hovringe. It is supposed that six
German armed trawlers, which were
seen going northward last night,
Two hundred shots were heard.
The fight lasted for forty-five min
utes. A German trawler with five
wounded men entered Nykoping this
morning. All information was refused.
(Continued on Page 4, Column 3.)
Man Arrested in
Villisca Axe Crime
Kansas City, Mo., June 14. The
authorities were today awaiting the
arrival of officers from Red Oak,
la., to take back William Mansfield,
26 years old, employed in a packing
plant, who was arrested yesterday in
Kansas City, Kan., on suspicion of
complicity in the mirder of the
Moore family at Villisca, la.
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