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VOL. XLVI NO. 146.
OMAHA,, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1916. TWELVE PAGES.
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OF CONGRESS IS
IN FOLL SWING
KING CONSTANTINE, whoM re
fusal to accede to the ultimatum
of the French Admiral du Fournet
to surrender all of the artillery
and most of the small arms of the
Greek army, has itiTited armed
conflicts between the allied troops
and the Greeks in Athens.
GERMANS BATTLE FOR ROUMANIAN CAPITAL Here ii the Roumanian Royal Palace
at Bucharest, from which the royal family ha fled, for fear it may fall into the hands of
the invading Germans.
BATTLE TO CUT
COST OF LIVING
ON IN CONGRESS
Eleven Bills and Motions Are
Offered Proposing Food Em
bargo and Other Ways
Kaiser's Artillery Emplaced
Eleven Miles From Capital
and Begins Bombardment
of It in Earnest.
TEUTONS PRESS ADVANCE!
Berlin Announces Operations in
Region of City Develop
WIN BATTLE OF ARGECHO
Copenhagen, Dec. 4. (Via Lon
don.) Accprding to the Berlin cor
respondent of the Nationel Tidende,
German artillery, which now is-em-placed
only eleven miles from Buch
arest, began to bombard the city yes
terday. Berlin. Dec. 4. (Wireless to Say-
ville.) The war office announced to
night that the fighting south and west
of Bucharest is developing favorably
to the Teutonic armies.
The Russians have been increasing
their activity in the Carpathians, ac
cording to today's army headquarters
statement but their attacks were, ap
parently made to cover a letting down
of the offensive in this region. Such
assaults as were made were easily
Russ Pressure Continued.
f On the Transylvanian east front
the Russian pressure is being con
tinued and the attacking forces
achieved some slight progress in the
Trotus valley. Further south, how
ever, a height recently lost by the
Austro-German forces was recap
The official statement announces
that the battle on the Argecho has
been fought to a decision and won by
the Teutonic forces.
Important Town Taken.
The important town of Tergoristea
has been captured by the Austro-German
forces and the troops advancing
from the north by way of Campulung
have effected a junction with those
moving from the west in the terrain
between the Danube and the moun
The defeat of the first Roumanian
army is declared to have been com
plete and the Teutonic troops are
continuing Jheir victorious march
eastward from Piteshti.
Driven Beyond Titu.
Whatf remains of the first Rouma
nian army is declared to have been
Of tile railroad ' from Bucharest ,to
Campulung and Piteshti.
Southwest of Bucharest the Rou
manians have been repulsed as they
also were in the strong attacks to the'
south of the capital, a severe defeat
being inflicted upon them, while cav
alry succeeded in terfering with rail
road communications. The total
prisoners taken yesterday was aiore
than 8,000. Besides, other valuable
booty, thirty-five guns were captured
by 'the Danube' army.
Text of Statement.
The text of the statement says:
"Strong Russian pressure still was
maintained on the Transylvania east
front. In the Trotus vaHey the enemy
succeeded in making slight progress.
German and Austrian troops farther
south recaptured their position on a
height which recently they had lost.
"Army group of Field Marshal von
Mackensen: December 3 brought the
battle in the Argechu river to a de
cision. The battle has been won.
The operations of the army of Gen
eral of Infantry von Falkenhayn,
which in the middle of November be
gan with victorious battle at Targujiu,
and those of the German-Bfilgarian-Turkish
forces, which gained the
north bank of the Danube, were
crowned with success. ,
Forces Are Joined.
"The Danube army, fighting under
command of eGneral of . Artillery
Kosch from Svistow, the army group
of Lieutenant General Kuehne, ad
vancing through western Wallachia
beyond Craiova, the group of Lieu
tenant General Kraft von Delmsingen,
coming after hard engagements along
Conturaed on Pagr Two, Column One.)
For Nebraska Fair, cooler.
Temperature; at Omaha:
5 a. m. .
6 a. m..
7 a. m..
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
6 p. m
6 p. m. ...... .
7 p. m
s p. ' m . . .
Comparative Loral Record.
1919. 1914. 1913.
RlrhMt yesterday 87 49 40, 62
lowest yesterday 37 28 29 47
Mean temperature ....50 38 30 fio
Palpitation 00 .00 .Of) .Q0
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the past two years:
Normal temperature i . 31 derrees
Exceaa for the day 19 degrees
Total excess since Mch. 1, 1916 387 degrees
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 Inch
Total preclp. since Mch. 1, 1916 16.07 inches
Deficiency since Mch. 1, 1916. ..12.38 Inches
Def. for con-en. period in 1915.. 1.71 inches
DeL for corres. period in 1914.. 4.01 Inches
Reports From Stations at 7. P. M.
Statlon and Weather. Tempera- Highest tlon
ture, 7 p. m. Today. 24 hrn.
cneyenne, ptiy. clay.... 32
Davenport, ptly. cldy. . . 62
Denver, clear . 52
Dea Moines, clear 64"
Dodge City, clear. ..... .64
North Platte, cloudy. . . 46
Omaha, clear 64
Puebto, clear r8
Rapid City, ptly. cldy... 38
Halt Lake City, cloudy.. 38
Santa Fe, clear 40
Sheridan, clear 28
Sioux City, clear 50
1. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
LORD CECIL BLAMES
War .Trade Minister Says
Greek Monarch 'Responsi
ble for Athens Battle.
ENTENTE TO TAKE ACTION
London, Dec. 4. In the House of
Commons today Lord Robert Cecil,
war trade minister,' said the British
government considered King Con
stantine and his government to
have' been involved in the events
at Athens and the British government
in co-operation with the allies would
take steps to bring about a radical
solution of the question which had
The situation in Greece, said Lord
Robert, was one of extreme gravity.
Despite formal and repealed assur
ances of the Greek king and govern-'
ment that no disturbance would be
permitled," most treacherous anc? un
provoked attack was made on the
entente allies' forces landed by the
French admiral on Friday. Many
casualties had resulted but a full ac
count had not yet been received.
The British government, Lord Rob
ert said, considered the responsibility
of the Greek king and government to
be deeply involved in this matter and
Great Britain was considering in con
junction with its allies immediate
steps to secure a radical solution ot
the situation which had arisen. -Order
Order has been restored in Athens
and all civilians' and soldiers off duty
are being disarmed, according to1 a
semi-official statement issued at Ath
ens yesterday afternoon. This state
ment as forwarded by Reuter's cor
respodent is as follows:
"Last night was perfectly quiet. No
incident occurred. Today the city is
resuming its normal aspect.
"By order of the commander of the
garrison of Athens, all civilians and
soldiers, off duty are being, disarmed.
The departure of the French detach
ment from the capital is following
the consent of the Hellenic govern
ment to hand over six batteries to
Vice Admiral Du Fournet. A com
mittee of Greek and French officers
is investigating the reasons why
Greek troops came to blows with the
allies, despite direct orders to the
Reservist Starts Trouble.
The first shot which started the
fighting in Athens on Friday, are said
in an Athens dispatch to the Star, to
have been fired by a reservist who
enrolled only on Thursday.
The attack on the Zappeion, the
dispatch says, was quite unexpected.
Vice Admiral Du Fournet was stand
ing on the steps of the building, sur
rounded by officers of the French
marines, when Greek machine guns
suddenly opened fire. Six officers
were wounded by the first volley. The
French marines, together with 250
British marines, who had matched
to the Zappeion without molestation
organized a defense and held out all
day against a superior force with ar
tillery. Cleveland Women
Boycott Butter and
Eggs for Six Weeks
"Cleveland. 0., Dec. 4. Cleveland
housewives today began a six-weeks'
boycott of eggs and butter ill an ef
fort to bring down the prices. The
campaign was fostered by the Wo
man's Civic association.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 4. The first
organized boycott of the Pacific coast
went into effect today when Portland
women barbed eggs from the list of
household necessaries. The boycott
was the result of a mass meeting
held late Sunday afternoon by the
women's clubj and other organiza
tions. It was determined to boycott
eggs for a period of two weeks in
an effort to force down prices. Best
fresh eggs have retailed the last week
at 60 to 65 cents a dozen and case
eggs have hovered around 50 cents.
A committee appointed r.t the meet
ing prepared telegrams .0 President
Wilson and the Oregon delegation in
congress urging enactment of legis
lation to tniorce an emDargo on ex
portation of foodstuffs.
fM 41 IS
WILSON WlLL TAKE IT UP
Labor Delegation Asks Pre'
dent to Appoint Inqnir
OTHER ISSUES IN
Washington, Dec. 4, The high cost
of living and what steps the federal
government can take to control it as
surmed proportions as a national ques
tion with the convening of congress
today, whicli overshadowed all othar
issues in the first day's proceedings.
The possibility that President Wil
son will deal with the subject in a
special address grew stronger, al
though it was thought probable that
the president would set a separate
occasion for it, rather than to speak
of it in his general address tomorrow.
Eleven bills and resolutions, seek
ing to check the soaring prices of
food by stopping shipments to Eu
rope, reducing parcel post ials on
food Ltus, or controlling cold stor
age, were today introduced in the
Will Take Some Steps.
President Samuel Gompers and s
committee of the American 'Federa
tion of Labor called on President Wil
son and asked him to appoint a spe
cial commission to investigate the
food question. The president assured
them that the government would take
some steps, as yet undecided, to meet
Reports gathered by the Depart
ment of Agriculture and Commerce
were bid before the president as fast
as they were compiled, and' on them
he is expected to decide on any action.
One report submitted today by Sec
retary Redfield and held confidential
as yet, is understood to show a wide
margin between prices paid to pro
ducers and those paid by consumers.
In a recent address the president vir
tually charged the middlemen with
responsibility for the high cost of
No Chance for Embargo.' ,
The bills in congress are expected
to produce general discussion of the
subject; bofnoiur Bf the adniinistra
tion leaders think the embargo can
pass. A series of four, introduced by
Chairman Fitzgerald of the appropri
ation committee, propose embargo re
duction of parcel post rates and re
striction of cold storage.
Representative McLemore of Texas,
introduced a resolution top rohibit
iutrestate transportation of food prod
ucts, except meats and fruits, that
have been kept in cold storage over
ninety days. One by Representative
Sabath of Illinois would require cold
storage warehouses to file annual re
ports showing food products stored
for interstate commerce.
Representative Sabath introduced
another which would direct the attor
ney general to investigate the causes
of unreasonable advances in prices of
toodstutts and other products insotar
as they are claimed to be affected by
any combination or conspiracy, and
to report to congress what remedies
should be adopted.
Inquiry Is Proposed.
A joint congressional committee to
investigate the whole food situation
was proposed by Representative Lind
bergh of Minesot, and Representative
Carter of Massachuetts nought the
appointment of a house special com
mittee of nine members to Investigate
and report recommendations to con
gress within thirty days.
Representative steernerson of Min
nesota, and North Dakota farmers.
Representaitve McKellar of Tennes
see reported his bill to regulte cold
storage of food, and Representative
farr ot Pennsylvania, reintroduced
his measure for ap rovisional embargo
on wheat and wheat flour.
Representative Adamson of Geor
gia, chairman of the house interstate
and foreign commerce committee to
which the embargo bills were referred,
announced during the day that e
would oppose any sort of embargo.
"The only embargo law we ever
passed," said Mr. Adamson, "was the
most unpopular law ever enacted save
only the alien and sedition laws. That
embargo law was repealed as soon as
possible. It was a dead letter before
it was repealed.
Railroads Must '
Pay for Failure
To Furnish Cars
Washington. Dec. 4.-"-A damace
verdict of $145,830 against the Penn
sylvania Railroad company secured
by the Sonman Shaft Coal comnanv
of Cambria county, Pennsylvania, of
which Chairman Vance C. McCorniick
of Harrisburg, Pa., is treasure! and a
principal stockholder, for failure or
refusal to furnish cars for shipping
coal, was affirmed today by the su
I he court directed a new trial in a
claim for $21,094 damages by W. F.
Jacoby & Co. of Philadelphia against
Keep Away from Court
Dave Schaeffer, Harry Ferns and
A. Cohen, all charged with the theft
of merchandise from, the Brandeis
stores, were arrested by Special Offi
cer L. T. Finn. They forfeited bonds
by their, failure to appean in police
court for a hearing. '
His Answer Concerning Story
Three Killed and Girl Car
ried Off by Bandits.
CHINESE THE ONLY VICTIMS
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 4. Reports
telegraphed by government agents to
Washington today that a number of
foreigners had been killed in Chi
huahua City when Villa bandits oc
cupied the town, were met with a
statement by General Jacinto B. Tr$
vino, commanding Carranza forces,
who re-occupied the capital that "only
a few Chinese were killed during the
time Villa occupied the city."
General TJrevino's statement tele
graphed in response to an inquiry by
Andres Garcia, inspector general of
Carranza consulate, was taken by Gar
cia to mean that no other foreigners
-... Daughter Carried- Off.'-
The information telegraphed Wash
ington was said to have been obtained
in Juarez. It stated that Carlos Ke
telsen, German vice consul at Chi
huahua City, Charles Elmendorff and
another American, whose name was
not given, had been killed by Villa,
and that Elmendorff's young daughter
had been carried away by the bandits.
The story was current among officials
in Juarez, but no confirmation has
been received from Chihuahua City.
Elmendorff's brother, Frank, is a
business man of El Paso. Another
brother, Henry, was once mayor of
San Antonio, Tex., the family home.
Not. Heard in Juarez.
Juarez, Dec. 4. German Consul
Max Weber said late today he had
heard the report that Carlos Ketelsen
and Charles Elmendorff had been
killed, but had received no ronfirma.
tion. He sent a message to Chihuahu
City to get the facts.
Carranza officials insist nothing has
been received over the railroad or
military telegraph lines regarding the
reported death oT these foreigners,
i Murgua Enters City.
Chihuahua City, Dec. 4(Via El Paso
Junction.) All of General Murguia's
forces have entered the city ,and Gen
eral Trevino's forces are also back
in thee apital, making a total of ap
proximately 12,000 troops here now.
General Murguaia has sent his cav
alry in pursuit of Villa's forces to the
west. General Murguia has assumed
command of the troops here.
This message from the Associated
Press correspondent was the first in
formation received from him since
November 26. It made mention of
German Vice Consul Ketelsen or any
other foreigners having been killed
Iowa Ice Cream
Law Standard is
Washington, Dec. 4. Iowa and
Pennsylvania laws prescribing butter
fat standards for ice cream were up
held as constitutional today by the
supreme court in test cases attacking
their validity as arbitrary exercise of
state "police powers," although de
signed to prevent adulteration of food
The decision, the court was advised
by the. National Association of Ice
Cream Manufacturers, would affect
the entire ice cream industry and leg
islation of many states, of which more
than thirty have similar statutes.
Wyoming Wool Growers
Will Meet January 15-17
Thermopolis, Wyo., Dec. 4. (Spe
cial.) The dates for the annual con
vention of the Wyoming Wool Grow
ers' association, which is to be held
here, have been fixed as January 15,
16 and 17. A large representation of
sheepmen, especially from northern
and central Wyoming, is expected.
On the night of the 17th the dele
gates in a body will depart for Chey
enne, where they will attend the con
vention of the American National
Live Stock association the 18th, 19th
and 20th, and at the conclusion of this
convention will go to Denver to at
tend the live stock show, which is to
be held there.
? JSOYAI, PALACE,
CEKS VON f ALKEKKAYW. v
ASKS COURT TOPUSH
Formal Motion Presented by
Government with Concur
rence of Railroads.
DEO. 18 IS PROBABLE DATE
Washington, Dec. 4. The supreme
court was formally asked today to ex
pedite hearing of the Missouri, Okla
homa & Gulf railroad case, chosen to
determine the constitutionality of the
Adamson act passed in September
when a nation-wide railroad strike
was imminent. A decision probably
will be announced next Monday.
A motion concurred in by the rail
roads to set the case "for hearing
upon s day as early as may suit the
convenience of the court", was pre
sented personally in open court by
Solicitor General Davis of the Depart
ment -of Justice, ; Such motions usu
ally ate acted on a weeirTtfter "pres
entation. The date of December 18
was understood to be preferred by
all counsel to enable adequate prepa
ration for arguments and filings of
briefs. It was believed certain that
the court would assign the arguments
before the holiday recess, Decem
ber 22. .- '
A stipulation for suspension of all
litigation over ihe Adamson ac and
for protection of railroad employes'
financial interests pending the court's
decision in the test case was included
in the motion.
A recital of proceedings in which
Federal Judge William C. Hook, on
November 22, at Kansas ?ity, in the
test case declared the Adamson act
"unconstitutional, null and void" was
gjven in the motion.
The railroad interests in the pro
ceedings today were represented by
Walker D, Hines of New York, chair
man of the railroad committee of at
torneys, and Arthur Miller, counsel
for the Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf.
It was announced that in arguments
before the court John G. Johnson,
counsel for the Reading, Lehigh Val
ley and other railroad interests
Many Killed During
Revolt of Belgians
In City of Antwerp
London, Dec. 4. Belgians who have
arrived at Sluiskill, Holland, from
Ghent report that there was a revolt
in Antwerp on November 30 in which
between 200 and 300 inhabitants and
many German soldiers are said to
have been killed, according to Reu
ter Amsterdam dispatch today quot
ing a Sluiskill correspondent.
The reported revolt was due to a
call upon the inhabitants for work
Excursion Fares West
Must Be Equalized
Washington, D. C, Dec. 4. All
year excursion fares and summer
tourist rates from Chicago to San
Francisco were ordered by the Inter
state Commerce commission to be the
same whether by way of Seattle or
Portland or by way of New Orleans
or El Paso. The northern fares now
are higher than the southern. The
railroads were given until February
15 to comply with the order.
The National Capital
MONDAY. DECEMBER 4t 1016.
Mft at noon.
Senators Kern and Gftlllnsnr appointed
committee to wait on President Wllnon with
ho uaB committee.
Rflrniisttd at 12:12 p. m, until 3 p. m. to
swear In Renatora-elrct WfttBon, Indiana;
Fernald, Missouri, and Klrby, Arkanoaa,
and then adjourn In memory of tho late
Senator Clarke of Arkansas,
Met at noon.
iUprenentatlve Kitrhln, Pltzirorald and
Mann were appointed com m it tee to wait on
I'rftttdent Wllwon with Henafe rommlttee.
KpprenentaHvn Kit zk era Id Introduced four
bill, two proposing foodntufTit emhitrjroeN,
one to regulate transportation of cold ator
iiKO foods, and another to regulate admis
sion of farm products and a manufactured
foodstuffs to parcel post.
Rnpresentatlvo T. W. Harrison of Vir
ginia waa sworn In. Recessed at 13:60 p. m.
until 3 p. tu.
OVER BILLION AND
Preliminary Estimate of Oov
' ernment Budget Shows In
crease of $84,000,000.
ARMY AND NAVY LEAD
COHT Or GOVERNMENT FOR !!.
Illalitlv .....$ 13,IU4,4
Kiiwutlve i . . . . (ws.ain
MM department MI5.M7
TreiMury department 160,681 ,iS8
Independent offleew 6,180,74
llUtrlet of rlumbu 17388,086
War department 4tlftS,447
Tannma canal Cft,l46,60t
Nav.v department 862,407,887
Interior department 910,161,418
roatofrlne department , 1,768,760
Department of AftTlpnlture .... 48,881,607
Department of Commerce .... 16,7.17,186
Department of Idthor 4,600,677
Department of Ju.llee 1188,606
Washington, Dec. 4. Estimates of
the expense of all branches of the
government for. the fiscal . year. 1918,
for which the session of congress as
sembling today , must appropriate
funds, total $1,25815,8J4.
This sum is exclusive of $325,355,
820 to, be appropriated for the postal
service, which Is expected to be re
turned to the treasury by postal rev
enue, and a sinking fund appropria
tion of $60,748,000 toward the public
The total appropriations for the
fiscal year 19J7 ending next June, ex
clusive of these two items, were $1,
184,157,517. The increase of some $84,000,000
represents the general trend of the
constantly increased cost of govern
ment as well as the increased cost of
living. Increases in compensation and
in numbers of employes are to be
found in the estimates of all branches
of the government and to meet that
tendency administration officials have
attempted a policy of paring down all
proposals for new projects with the
exceptions of national defense, expen
ditures to meet the growth of the
country and the many burdens thrust
upon the United States by the war.
Defertse Budget Biggest.
The greatest increases are, of
course, in the estimates for cajrying
out the national policy of defense.
Where the War department's appro
priations for the current year were
$381,482,802 it estimates this year for
$421,352,44?. The navy appropriation,
which was $315,613,781 for the cur
rent year, would, according to esti
mate, be $382,497,536.
An estimate of $12,230,356 for the
Indian bureau represents an increase
over current appropriations of $1,262,
712. Of that sum $225,000 is asked to
complete construction of a diversion
dam and controlling works for the
Gila river irrigation project at a site
above Florence, Ariz., and for begin
ning construction of canals and struc
tures to carry the natural flow of the
Gila river to the Indian lands of the
Gila river Ihdian reservation and to
public and private lands in Pinal
county, Arizona. For beginning con
struction of an irrigation system for
1,768 acres of Indian land on the
Hoopa valley Indian reservation in
California $34,200 is asked.
Pension Roll Smaller.
Notwithstanding the $20 monthly
pension for 70-ycar-old widows of
soldiers of the civil and Mexican wars
and the war of 1812, passed at the last
session of the congress, the estimates
of appropriations required for the
pension bureau at $155,560,000 shows
a decrease of $2,505,000.
For expenditures of the Panama
canal, exclusive of fortifications, an
estimate of $19,787,266 is submitted
as compared with $16,804,200 for the
Noted Italian Aviator
Is Badly Injured
Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic,
Dec. 4. The aviator Cattaneo fell to
day while looping the loop and was
badly injured. His aeroplane was
Cattaneo, an Italian, in a meeting
in Scotland in 1911, defeated J. Arm
strong Drcxcl, the1 American aviator,
establishing a British record for a
single flight by traveling fourteen
miles at an average speed of 44.16
miles an hour
Senate and Honse Begin Work
On Big Program as Out
lined by the Administration,
GREAT FLOOD 01 BILLS
Recess Taken Until 3 O'clock,
When Committee Sent to
See President Returns.
NEW MEMBERS SWORN IN
Washington, L). C, Dec. 4. Con.
gress assembled promptly at noon to
day for the short session, which will
mark the closing of President .Wil
son's first term.
With a crowded program of legis.
lation, foremost in which is the pre ,
ident's plan for railroad legislation,
senators and representatives settled
down to work as Speaker Clark and
Vice President Marshal brought down
Today's opening was marked by the
usual flood of bills and resolutions,
many of which are expected to die
in committee with the congress it
self on March 4.
The energies of the administration
leaders were at once concentrated on
the passage of the big supply bills
necessary for the conduct of the gov
ernment and upon the limited.' pro
gram of general legislation. .
Speaker Clark declared the next
house, on the basis of the last elec
tion, would show at least 216 demo
crats, without Scully of New Jersey
or Beaks of Michigan. He conceded
213 to the republicans. These figures
do not include the independent group
of four, which with the two in doubt
make a total of 435.
"We hve the control of the house
without any doubt," he said.
Led Mr Vice President Marshall '
many seiators and representatives
called at the White House to pay ,
their respects to President Wilson,
but he was out golfing. .
Senate Take Recess,
The senate recessed until 3 o'clock
for the . swearing in of three new
members, Watson of Indiana, (Fernald
of Maine and Kirby of Arkansas. An
adjournment until noon tomorrow as
a mark of respect for the late Senator
Clarke of Arkansas was next on the
In the house members stood and
cheered when Speaker Clark dropped
his gavel. Galleries Were only. partly,,,
tilled and" a threatenea invasion by
suffragists failed . to materialize.
Democratic Leader Kitchin and Re
publican Leader Mann met in the mid
dle of the , chamber 'and exchanged
greetings.' T. W. Harrison, demo
crat, of Virginia, was seated as sue-
cessor to Representative Hay, who re
tired. Resolutions on the deaths of
Resident Commissioner Rivers of
Porto Rico and Senator Clarke of Ar
kansas were adopted. "
Committee to See Preaident. ;
Representatives Kitchin, Fitzger
ald and Mann were appointed a com
mittee to join Senators Kern and Gal
linger to go to the White House to
notify President Wilson, that con-
gress, was in session, in accordance
with custom. The house then follow
ed the lead of the senate and ad
journed until 3 o'clock to await the
return of the committee.
Shoots Lad Who ,
Tries to Wake Him
Up in the Morning
Because he did not want to be an-
noyed while trying to sleep "Bunny"
Bell, 17-year-old negro lad living at
4921 South Twenty-sixth street, shot ,
and seriously wounded Arthur Barnes,
another 17-year-old ' negro boy who
lives at 2615 Jackson street.
Bell was stopping at Barnes' house.
Barnes attempted to wake the lad, be
lieving it time he should arise, and
Bell pulled a gun from the bed clothes
and shot Barnes through the body.
Power of Federal
Courts to Suspend
N Sentences Limited
Washington, Dec. 4. Federal
judges, the supreme court held today,
do not possess inherent power, exer
cised for a century, but without spe
cific congressional authority, to in
definitely suspend execution of crim
inal sentences imposed in their respec
Suspension of District Judge Killits
of Ohio of sentence upon James J.
Henahan of Toledo, convicted of bank
embezzlement, was revoked.
of the Low rate
in connection with
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the reason for the - j
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