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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XL VI. NO. 239.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1917 TWENTY PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
MORE THAN 100
IN INDIANA CITY
Manager of Telephone Com
pany Says Number of People
Dead In New Albany May
Reach Two Hundred.
SCORE ALSO ARE INJURED
Requesti for Aid Made of
Other Towns and Governor
Called on to Send Troops.
MANY CHILDREN TRAPPED
ANNIVERSARY IN OMAHA.
Yesterday was tl.. fourth anni
versary of the destructive tornado
that struck Omaha March 23, 1913,
causing loss of over 100 lives and
injury to many more.
New Atbari'y, Ind., March 23. A.
M. Floyd, New Albany manager of
the Southern Telephone company of
Indiana, at 8 o'clock tonight estimated
the number of dead in the storm here
late today at more than 100 and as
serted it might reach 200. The esti
mate was made, he said, after a hur
ried inspection of the storm-swept
area and was based upon the condi
tion of the wreckage and the number
of persons reported missing at that
More than . 100 persons, he said,
were injured, some of them seriously.
The majority of those killed and in
jured were white persons.
Requests for Aid.
Requests for aid have been made
of other towns and the governor of
Indiana has been requested to send
West Union, a subdivision in the
northeastern section of the city, bore
the brunt of the storm. Here the
wind swent a Dath two blocks wide
and more than a mile long, demolish
ing residences, several factories and
destroying a negro school building.
Twenty-five children were in the
building, some of whom were caught
in the wreckage ot the structure.
Five Bodies at Morgue.
At one undertaking establishment
tonight there were five bodies, one of
which, tnat 01 toward jonns, jr., an
emnlove of the Ohio Falls Iron torn-
pany, has been identified. The bodies
were those of a woman about 70 years
--old, two-me-aa trtrtiyr '--
At another undertaking establish
ment were the bodies of a boy named
Zurschnice and of a woman believed
to be a Mrs. Hough. In addition,
Mrs. tohn Didelot and three children,
a daughter. Cecilia, 14; a boy of 6
years and a baby of 2 years are known
to be dead.
Cologne Gazette Says
Norway Too Insolent
Amsterdam, March 23.--(Via Lon
don.) Indications of renewed ten
sion between Norway ancj. Germany
are appearing in the German news
papers. The Cologne Gazette makes
a feature of an editorial headed "Nor
wegian Insolence," in which it says:
"The press erf Norway in these
days .has assumed a tone of insulting
character which Germany cannot tol
erate. The Norwegians would do
well to remember that their unbridled
press campaign once before led r to
diplomatic tension. A sense of re
sponsibility should have kept the
papers from again singing the same
City Will Not Go Into
The Sprinkling Business
During a discussion in the city
council meeting Superintendent Parks
of the street cleaning and mainte
nance department explained that the
city will not do street sprinkling this
season, as had been erroneously stated
by a business man. Th work will be
done by privaFe arrangement, as in
the past. The street department will
continue to flush the streets.
For Xebrteka Fair, warmfr.
Temperatures mt Omaha I'sitei-dar.
5 a. m v 36
6 a. m 36
7 a. m 36
8 a. m 36
9 a. m . .. 3A
10 a. m 41
11 a. ni 46
12 m 46
1 p. m 49
2 p. m 61
3 p. m 53
4 p. m 66
6 p. m 63
6 p. m 61
7 p. m 4t
8 p. m 46
Comparative Loral Records.
1917. 191. 1916. 1914.
Hlchest yesterday... SS 61 4S 46
Lowest yesterday.... 36 30 27 26
Mean temperature... 46 40 30 37
Precipitation 00 .03 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature 40
Excess for the day 6
Total excess since Marchl 23
Kormat precipitation .06 inch
Deficiency for .the day 06 Inch
Total ranlfall since March 1..., 1.39 inches
Excess since March 1 ..J .87 inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. .83 Inch
Excess for cor. period, 1916 73 inch
Reports From Stations at 7 F. H.
Station and Stat Temp. Hlsh- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear 30 34 .00
Davenport, clear 44 48 .18
Denver, cloudy 40 44
Des Moines, cloudy.... 46 60
Dodg-s City, clear 63 66
Lander, cloudy 38 44
North Platte, cloudy.. 46 60
Omaha, clear .49 '66
Pueblo, clear 46 84
Rapid City, cloudy 42 44
Salt Lake City, cloudy. 40 42
Santa Fe, clear 38 40
Sheridan, cloudy 42 44 .1
Sioux City, clear 86 80
Valentine, cloudy 38 44 .1
V indicates trace of precipitation.
It A. WELSH. Meteorologist,
FOR RATE RAISE
Eastern Carriers File Petition
for Freight Tariff Increase
and Western to Follow.
ASSERT THEY FACE LOSS
Washington. March 23. Several of
the country's larger railroads filed a
petition with the Interstate Commerce
commission late today, . asking that
they be permitted to. increase their
rates generally, except on coal, coke
and ore and that the new tariffs be
permitted to become effective in
thirty days instead of being suspended
Only presidents of eastern roads
signed today's petition, but a similar
action will be taken tomorrow by
more than a score ot western lines.
"Nothing is more essential to the
welfare of the nation," said the state
ment, "than that the railroads .should
be in position to respond to the fullest
demands made upon them either by
the general commerce of the country
or in connection with the subject of
Text of Petition.
The petition in behalf of the carriers
north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers
and east of the Mississippi follows:
"Your petitioners on behalf of them
selves and other carriers in official
classification territory represent that
they are sustaining and are threatened
with enormous decreases in net oper
ating income due to large increases in
wages, in the cost of fuel coal, in the
cost of other material and supplies
and equipment and in taxes; and to
increased cost of capital.
"Nothing is more essential to the
welfare of the nation than that the
railroads should be in position to re-
spond to the fullest demands made
upon them, either by the general
commerce of the country or in con
nection with the subject of national
defense, and it is absolutely essential
to the adequate preparation of the in
dustrial and other resources of the
country for the present crisis that the
transportation machine shall be as ef
ficient as is humanly possible. That
cannot be done under the present rev
enues and rates ot the carriers.
More Money Needed.
Your petitioners further renresent
that the present huge increase in the
cost of railway operation has resulted
and is resulting in inadequate net
earnings and surplus, that they are
unable to secure sufficient money to
provide the facilities to handle the
volume of traffic tendered to them
and that the htreatened further deple
tion of net earnings and surplus must
seriously aggravate this condiitoit.
"Your petitioners further represent
that substantial increases in freight
rates are demanded by their financial
condition and that the emergency re
quires that these increases should be
made in the most expeditious manner
and with the least possible delay.
"If advances in freight rates be pro
posed and filed with the commission
in compliance with its present rules
governing the publication of tariffs
a delay of from four to six months
must necessarily ensue before such
tariff publication can be prepared and
Commission Has Power.
"It is within the power of the com
mission so to amend its rules as to
permit the publication of flat percent
age advances to existing tariffs and
that such supplemental tariffs could
with the consent of the commission
be published and made effective in
less than thirty days, thus affording
the immediate relief which the emer
"Your petitioners recognize that
such publication would necessarily
affect to a slight extent differentials
as between rate groups and it would
be their purpose if permitted to make
such tariffs effective to amend them
as soon as possible by tariff publica
tions naming specific rates in com
pliance with the usual rules and pre
serving existing differentials as they
were preserved under the order of the
commission in the 5 per cent case.
"Wherefore, your petitioners re
spectfully request that this commis
sion so amend its rules of tariff pub
lication as to permit the carriers in
official classification territory by brief
supplements to existing tariffs to
make a percentage advance in all
class and commodity rates, excepting
by bituminous coal, coke and ore,
which can be dealt with in accordance
with the present rules, and as to cer
tain of which proceedings for ad
vances are now pending before the
commission and that such advances
be permitted to become effective
without suspension and if possible
upon less than thirty days' notice."
Nebraskan on First
American Vessel to
Sail . Under Arms
Hastings, Neb., March 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Information has
been received here that a Nebraskan,
Otis E. Taylor of Madison, sailed as
a passenger on the first American
liner to leave the United States armed
for defense against German subma
rines. He was one of twenty-five pas
sengers, six of whom were women.
lavlor is a graduate ot the uni
versity of Nebraska and is going to
London to become private secretary
to Stohl, one of England's leading
theatrical men. The vessel was armed
fore and aft.
Injured Fireman Seeks
Heavy Damages for Injury
Twenty-five thousand dollars dam
ages are asked by Alba G. Waring, a
locomotive fireman, in a suit filed
against the Union Pacific in district
court. Waring alleges permanent in
juries suffered when a locomotive
was derailed at "The Summit," where
the Union Pacific right-of-way crosses
Thirty-second street, on December 29,
IVIo. He states in his petition that
he was earning $150 a month as a
fireman at the time of the accident
Oil Tanker Healdton Attacked
Outside the German "War
Zone" and Goes Down
ABOUT TWENTY DROWI
Six of Thirteen Citizens of the
United States in Crew Are
ITS CARGO TAKES FIRE
Washington, March 23. The first
detailed official account of the sink
ing of the American steamer Heald
ton reached the State department late
today from American Consul Krogh
at Rotterdam. It follows:
"American tank steamer, Healdton,
Bayonne, N. J., owned by the Stand
ard Oil company ;of New York, en
route Philadelphia, via Bergen to
Rotterdam, commanded by Captain
Charles Christopher, American citi
zen, carrying cargo of 6,000 tons pe
troleum, having forty-one officers and
crew aboard, including number of
Americans, reported torpedoed and
sunk without warning by German
submarine at 8:15, evening of March
21, twenty-five miles from Terschill-
"Captain and nineteen men brought
safely Ijmuiden. One died exposure
in lifeboat. Twenty reported drowned
A later dispatch from Consul Krogh
said njne additional survivors had
Ihe standard Oil company of New
York telegraphed the State depart
ment as follows:
Wives of captain and chief engi
neer received telegram advising hus
bands are safe. Thirteen of crew
were Americans. Steamer bound Phila
delphia for Rotterdam and had called
at Halifax and Bergen. Left Bergen
for Rotterdam March 20, captain hav
ing been instructed to proceed by re
ported safe route through North Sea
channel, west of Denmark. Cargo was
illuminating oil in bulk."
Rotterdam. March 23. (Via Lon
don, March 23.) The six Americans
saved from the Healdton are Captain
Charles Christopher of Brooklyn, J.
Caldwell of New York, chief engi
neer, and G. Embry of New Orleans,
first assistant engineer, all of whom
landed at Ymuiden; O. O. Willerup,
chief mate; Y. Swenson, second as
sistant engineer, and S.-L.--C.-Johnson,
third assistant engineer, who
landed t - Itrschelling. .
Amsterdam. March 2 fVia'Lon-
don.) The- Handlesblad says thfre
are only" six Americans among the
survivors .of the, Healdton.
In its account of the sinkme of the
Healdton the Handlesblad says:
"The unreliability of the German
assurances regarding the so-called
safe rone is shown hy the reports of
the crew of the Healdton and the
crews of fishing boats.
"For safety's sake the Healdton
chose the northern route. Wednesday
evening at oclock a submarine
suddenly made a treacherous attack.
Without fully emerging and without
a warning it fired two torpedoes,
which hit the steamer amidships so
that the vessel, because of the dan
gerous character of its cargo, and an
explosion in the engine room, caught
The crew, in three boats, tried to
leave the ship. Two sloops with thir
teen and seven men, respectively, suc
ceeded in getting way, but the third,
containing twenty-one men. caosized
and nearly all were drowned.
Rescued by Trawler.
"The crew of a Dutch trawler.
which observed the fire from a great
distance, believed the elow to be that
of the aurora borealis and did not
go to the rescue. The nett day, how
ever, seeing a sloop under sail, thev
at once stopped fishing and steamed
n the direction of the sloop, whose
occupants were so exhausted that
they were unable to maneuver their
boat along side the trawler. The cap
tain of the trawler finally managed
to approach the sloop and some of
the Dutch fishermen jumped into the
craft and brought it alongside the
trawler, where the shipwrecked men
were taken on board, cared for and
supplied with dry clothes. All the
property of the crew was lost.
After the attack the submarine at
once submerged and disappeared
without troubling over the lot of the
Among the crew of the Healdton
(Contlaurd on Pace, Two Column Four.)
London. March 23.-2:28 p. m.
Private messages have reached The
Hague that Emperor William is suf
fering from a severe nervous break
down, an Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from The Hague reports. The
emperor's physicians are said to have
ordered him to take the cure at Ham
Union Pacific Trying to .
Hold On to Whitney
There is nothing certain at W. A.
Whitney, superintendent of transpor
tation for the Union Pacift , is to be
come general manager of the Ogdtn
street railway and a number of lines
running out from Ogden. He has
accepted the position, his appointment
to become effective April 1. However,
he is having some difficulty in getting
away from the Union Pacific. His
resignation has not been accepted and
it is asserted that there is a possibility
that it will not be.
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LARGE SECTION OF
North Fork of Elkhorn is Mile
Wide and Water Extends to
Main Business Street.
BUILDING NEW DIKES
Norfolk, Neb., March 23. (Special
Telegram.) Attempts to stop the in
undation of the business portion of
the city with -temporary dikes to check
the flood from the North Fork river
were stopped suddenly this afternoon
when the workers decided they were
making no headway. The water con
tinued rising and shortly after 1
o'clock the flood conditions were as
serious as five years ago, when Nor
folk experienced the worst flood in
its history. Reports from Pierce at
2 o'clock showed that the river was
rising. In Norfolk the rise was at
the rate of an inch an hour. The
river is several miles wide at this
point and hundreds of homes are sur
rounded by water. Many of the busi
ness houses are affected by the flood.
Many Are Cut Off.
The river is more than a mile wide
in some parts of Norfolk and hun
dreds of homes are cut off from the
main part of town. Residents are
transported from their homes in boats
and wagons. The city water supply
is being threatened by the flooding
of the water plant.
Water Reaches Depots.
Water reached the Union Pacific
and Omaha depots at 9 o'clock this
morning. The storm sewers of the
city were backing up and storemen
removed goods from their basements.
The enormous amount of snow
which fell last week has choked the
river from Pierce t,o Norfolk. The
water was receding at Pierce at 8
o'clock this morning, but was rising
at Norfolk at that hour.
Breaks Through Dike.
The water began breaking through
the permanent dike in several places
at noon, and had reached the Union
Pacific and Omaha depot, located a
block from Norfolk avenue, the city's
main business street. Hundreds of
man were building dikes, which only
tended to keep the water from the
more important business district.
All indications pointed to a flood
which will be equal to the disastrous
one five years ago. The water was
rising at the rate of an inch an hour.
Water in Business District.
At 2 o'clock the flood waters at
Norfolk reached the business portions
of the city and the work on tem
porary dike building was abandoned.
The water was rising gradually and
the city was in the grip of a flood
which equaled that of five years ago,
which was the worst in the history
of this vicinity. Among the build
ings surrounded by water was the
Date Set for Meeting of
Masonic Relief Bureau
September 26 to 27 has been set
by the Masonic Relief Association of
the United States and Canada for
the meeting of that body in Omaha.
R. V. Cole of Omaha, a member of
the executive board of the associa
tion, has just notified the bureau of
publicity of the dates chosen. Lou
B. Winsor of Reed City, Mich., is
Mrs. Lucy M. Clark Able
To Handle Own Property
Application filed in county court to
have a guardian appointed for Mrs.
Lucy M. Clark and her property on
grounds of alleged insanity, has been
dismissed by Judge Crawford. The
judge found that she was sane and
well able to handle her own affairs.
Attorney J. W. Battin represented
her at the hearing.
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Nearly 300 Drown
When Danton, French
Battleship, Is Sunk
London, March 23. In the sinking
of the French battleship Danton in
the Mediterranean on March 19, says
a statement from the French admir
alty received here, 286 men were
drowned. The Danton was torpedoed
by a hostile submarine, , .
The sinking of a French battleship
of the Danton class by a German sub
marine in the Mediterranean on
March 19 was reported by the Ger
man admiralty March 20. The Dan
ton displaced 18,028 tons and its com
plement before the war waa 687 om
cers and men.
.It was commissioned
Murguia Says Villa Has
. Army of 4,500 Soldiers
El Paso, Tex., March 23. Fran
cisco Villa has 4,500 men in the field
with him, according to an official re
port made by General Francisco Mur
guia, commander of the northern mili
tary zone. This report was brought
here today by a Carraiua official
from Chihuahua City, who said Gen
eral Mutlguia left there yesterday
for Jiminez enroute to Parral to en
gage the Villa rebels. Villas mam
command was reported at Satevo yes
terday. General Eduardo Hernandez,
wtth 2,000 men, went to Santa Ysabel.
and from there toward Satevo to en
gage Villa when Murguia attacked
from the direction of ,'arral.
General Joaquin Amaro, with 2.000
de facto troops, left Torreon yester
day for Jiinmez to join General Mur
guia in Ins campaign against Villa in
the north, the official said.
General Murguia, before leaving for
Jiminez, made a forced loan of 75,000
pesos from the merchants of Chihua
hua City with which to pay his troops
before leaving for the south, the Mex
Reports received here that Jose
Ynez Salazar had captured Madera,
Chihuahua, were officially denied to
day. Preparedness Believers
Get Chance to Join Navy
Echoing the war and preparedness
talk prevailing in the city. Lieuten
ant Waddell will hold a formal open
ing of the new navy recruiting head
quarters, fifth floor of the Paxton
block, Monday at 1 p. in. A bugler
will sound calls from the roof of the
building and the recruiting offices will
be decked with flags.
Recruiting is humming and all men
at the station are kept busy handling
new applicants ana tne incidental
routine work. Two new assistants
have just arrived, making the navy
recruiting staff in the Omaha district
now total seventeen men under the
The new arrivals are W. E. Stevens
and F. Luginsland, both gunner's
mates, first class, who came here from
Kansas City. Several more assistants
are expected soon.
Crane May Be Appointed
Ambassador to Japan
Washington. March 23. Charles R.
Crane of Chicago was understood to
day to be under consideration by
President Wilson for appointment as
ambassador to Japan to succeed the
late Ambassador Guthrie. Mr. Crane
was appointed minister to China in
the Taft administration, but was re
called before he left Sag Francisco
because of a published interview deal
ing with far eastern questions.
Norris on His Way West
To Speak to Nebraskans
(From a Stsff Correspotidsnt.)
Washington, March 23. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Norris left to
night tor Lincoln, where he will
speak on Monday night at the Audi
torium. Other speaking dates will be
arranged when he reaches Nebraska.
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THE GERMANS BACK
Gain Between Mile and Qnarter
and Two and Half Eait of
St! Quentin Canal.
TEUTON ATTACKS FAILED
Paris, March 23. The French
forces operating northeast of the St.
Quentin canal have pushed back the
Germans between on and a quarter
and two and a half miles and, also
have gained additional ground on the
heighta northeast of Tergnier, over
looking the Oise Valley, according to
the French official communication to
night. Two German attacks near Thil,
northeast of Hheims, were repulsed.
London, March 23. Encounters be
tween British patrols and German de.
tachments have occurred along the
general line from Beaurains to Etreil
lers, says the official communication
from British headquarters in Fiance,
issued tonight. South of Arras and
near the center of, the line, German
counter attacks, the statement adds,
were driven off and the British posi
tions were maintained. Brtiish troops
made further progress in the region
of Croisilles and Ecoust, southeast of
For the last twenty-four hours
wintry weather on the French front
has brought field operations almost to
a standstill. Reuters' correspondent
at British headquarters wires that
more definite resistance is being of
fered by the German rear guards, par
ticularly along the irregular line run
ning in a northern and northwestern
direction from De Savy wood, about
three miles west of St. Quentin.
London, March 23. For the last
twenty-four hours wintry .weather on
Ihe French front has brought field
operations almost to a standstill.
Reuters' correspondent at British
headquarters wires that more definite
resistance is being offered by the Ger
man rear guards, particularly along
the irregular line running in a north
ern and northwestern direction from
De Savy wood, about three miles
west of St. Quentin.
Maintain Strong Patrols.
In the most northerly sector af
fected by the retreat the Germans
continue to maintain strong covering
patrols and cavalry guards and also
have posted many machine guns at
vantage points, indicating that they
intend to prevent the British from
continuing to progress as rapidly as
they have gone heretofore.
Although some cavalry skirmishes
were reported, as well as small clashes
of reconnoitering parties, there was
no appreciable change in the situation
today, except the tendency of the Ger
mans to offer greater resistance. Be
hind all the -newly acquired British
front the greatest activity continues,
both in the way of troop movements
and in the construction and repair of
roads and railways.
Thus far about 10,000 inhabitants
have been left behind by the Germans
during their retreat, mostly elderly or
very young persons. Reuters corres
pondent reports that all the women
between the ages of 17 and 35 are be
ing sent to the fortress at Maubeuge,
as the Germans say that if they were
left behind they would make muni
tions for the French and so they
are keeping them to make munitions
Straw Vote on Burlington
Gives Norris Big Majority
A straw vote taken on the Burling
ton railroad between Omaha and Lin
coln by Louis Fredericks of Hebron
on Senator Norris' . special election
suggestion indicates that he is a val
uable public servant. Fredericks says
five would not vote either way, being
unfamiliar with the situation, nine
tern voted to uphold Norris and two
voted against him. ,
FOR ANY MOVE
Wilson and Advisers Decide tc
Make Military and Indus
trial Resources of the
United States Ready.
OVERSEAS FORCE TALKEE
Tentative Form of Message to
Speoial Session Discussed
by President's Advisers.
NAVY AND ARMY ARE BUSY
Washington, March 23. The
American government has decided
that steps to meet the situation with
Germany shall include preparation
for effective and aggressive warfare
in addition to measures for the pro
tection of shipping.
So far it was learned after today's
cabinet meeting there has been no
decision as to whether the sending of
a military force to Europe shall be
postponed, but the army as well as
the navy and the industrial resources
of the nation are to be made ready
for any demand that may be made
One of the first steps under con
sideration is the supplying of the en
tente allies with money. Preparations
also are being made to speed up the '
manufacture of munitions.
Take Up Message.
President Wilson's address to con
gress was taken up in tentative form .
at today's cabinet meeting. While its
exact nature will be determined by
the developments of the next ten days,
it is expected to be specific in charac
ter and probably will outline just
what steps he believes congress
should take to meet the warlike oper
ationspf German submarines.
Administration officials realize that
during the period of waiting a sus
tained effort is being made in Ger
many to place the responsibility for
war on the United States. The hint
of an offer of mediation is regarded
as an added evidence of this move
ment, but the president and all his -advisers
are determined that if war
actually comes it shall be clear to ,
the world that it! has not been of
Ihe president, to keep in touch
with army and navy preparations, can
celled practically all engagements to
day, except one with Governor Mc
Call of Massachusetts, who wanted
to confer on ways in which the state
might co-operate , with the JcvletaUai
Sinking of Healdton.
Sinking br a German submarine of ...
the American steamer Healdton, with
the prr'oable loss of a score or more
of its crew, many of .whom were '
Americans, while another grave addi
tinn to the long list of German ag
gressions against American commerce.
cannot cause any immediate change m :
the situation between the United
States and Germany, it was said here
today. A virtual state of war already
exists, government officials believe,
and they are doing everything pos
sible to prepare the nation to, meet
The destruction of the Healdton.
however, will be included by President
Wilson in his summary ot Uerman at
tacks on American commerce when
he goes before congress which meets ;
in extraordinary session on April 2. .'
The president received his first offi
cial reports on the incident early to
day, tne news came m a cabled re-' t
port last night from American Con-:
sul Mahin at Amsterdam after the
president had retired. The consul re
ported that the vessel, which was un
armed, was torpedoed without warn
ing ott the coast ot Holland on Wed-',
The president is devoting his al-'
most undivided atteution to prepara
tions for national defense and it is
expected that he will continue to do
so in the interval between now and
the convening of congress. ,
Lynch-Clark Feud Again
Before Judges Saturday
Court housers are anticipating a hot
session Saturday afternoon when the
seven judges of the district court meet
to hear the final (?) arguments in the
jail elevator feud between the county -
commissioners principally Johnny
Lynch and Sheriff Clark. Ihe judges
have ordered that the five commis
sioners, their counsel, and the sheriff
and his attorneys be on hand promptly
at 1 o'clock in Judge Troup's court.
Following a smcr. caict uy juugc ,
Sears that the jail elevator should not
be tampered with pending the hear
ing both factions have been really
lamb-like. Jay Dudley, known as a
Lynch man and the choice of the com
missioners for the job of jail lift
conductor, and Isaac Bailey, the sher
iff's man for the berth, have been ex- '
changing Alphonso and Gaston salu
tations by way of the elevator shaft
all week. The commissioners have
refused to recognize Bailey, a negro.
as a county employe.
When you have some
article which has outlived
its usefulness to you, trade
or sell it. Call
and place a small want ad.
You will be surprised at
the quick, sure results. 1
One Cent Per Word
as compared to other med
iums is exceptionally low.
You are as close to
The Bee Want Ad Dept.
as your phone is to you.
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